Marshall County Obituaries
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Robert J. Walker

WALKER, Robert J., 78, of Glen Dale, W.Va., died Thursday, January 26, 2006 in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.

He was born June 21, 1927 in Wheeling, the son of the late Robert and Isa Hawley Walker.

Bob was a retired 50 year member of the Bricklayer’s Union Local No. 1, Wheeling, where he served as financial secretary and business agent; he also served as a trustee of the Building Trades Fund of the Ohio Valley from 1968-1995; and as chairman of the Bricklayer’s Apprentice Committee. He was a Christian by faith; a member of the Moundsville Elks Club; and a WWII veteran of the US Merchant Marines.

Bob was very active with athletics at Union High School and John Marshall High School. He served as Union High School’s statistician for baseball and football from 1955-1968 and was active in Union High School Boosters and Track at the same time. He also served as statistician for John Marshall High School basketball and football from 1969-2003 and as a track starter in the 1970’s.

The WV State Athletic Directors Association recognized him for his contribution to athletics in 2001.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 54 years, Gail F. Fitzgerald Walker; a son, Robert M. Walker and his wife, Maureen, Pinellas Park, Fla.; three daughters, Michelle L. Beatty and her husband, Jim, Glen Dale, Daryl L. Walker and her husband, Michael Bell, Stanwood, Wash. and Kimberly D. Patchett and her husband, Steve, Scotch Plains, N.J.; and four grandchildren, Andrew Beatty, Tara and Chelsey Vahalik and Ian Patchett.

Friends will be received Sunday from Noon-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, W.Va., where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 30, 2006.

Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Walker Scholarship Fund, c/o Dr. Dave Gaudino, John Marshall High School, 1300 Wheeling Avenue, Glen Dale, WV 26038.


Wheeling Intelligencer & News-Register, July 22, 2008

CECIL EUGENE WALTER, 86, of Warwood, W.Va., died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at his home.

He was born July 13, 1922, in Wheeling, a son of the late Eugene R. and Mary Walter.

Mr. Walter was the retired owner of Elm Grove Auto Towing Repair for over 40 years; and a member of the Elm Grove Methodist Church, Elm Grove .

He was a U. S. Army Veteran of WWII, honorably discharged with several honors.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Reynolds; and a son, Cecil E. Walter, Jr.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Margaret L. Bennett Walter; a daughter, Peggy Dolfi and her husband, Dennis, of WintersviIle, Ohio; a son, Patrick Walter of Elm Grove, W.Va.; two brothers, Lester Walter of North Huntingdon, Pa., and Howard Walter of Bridgeport, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, at Care Chapel, 1500 Second St., Moundsville, W.Va., at 11 a.m., with Pastor Paul Smith officiating.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial luncheon in honor of Cecil. The luncheon will be held at Elm Grove Eagles, 2153 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003 on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at noon.


THOMAS H. WALTERS Dies at Greggsville

Thomas H. Walters, 63, passed away yesterday morning at 3 o'clock, [November of 1926] at the family home in Greggsville. He had been ill for the past two months and death was attributed to paralysis.

Submitted by Karen Cresap.


CHARLES LIST WALTON
Published in “Moundsville Daily Echo”
Died September 11, 1938

Charles L. Walton Claimed By Death; Funeral Wednesday

Charles List Walton, 61, Moundsville jeweler, died Sunday evening at 6:40 o’clock at his home at 309 Twelfth Street. Death followed a lengthy illness.

Mr. Walton was born in Moundsville April 9, 1877, the son of Mary Grandstaff Walton and the late Stephen A. Walton. He attended school in Moundsville and graduated from the Philadelphia College of Horology (science of time-keeping) in 1897. He became a junior partner in the firm of S. A. Walton and Son, jewelers and watchmakers, on December 1, 1897, and had been manager of the store for many years before his death.

Mr. Walton was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and served as a vestryman for thirty years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Genevieve Hostutler Walton; two sons, Charles R. of Moundsville, and Gregory at home, and two daughters, Mrs. Eller Suter of Moundsville, and Miss Myra at home; his mother, Mrs. S. A. Walton of Moundsville; a brother, W. H. Walton of Moundsville, three sisters, Mrs. Cora Kerns and Mrs. Margaret Huffman of Moundsville, and Mrs. Eva Myers of Columbus, and five grandchildren. A son, Stephen, and a daughter, Genevieve died several years ago.

The body was removed to the Grisell funeral home, and was returned to the late residence this afternoon, where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock, with Rev. R. W. Hibbert of Trinity church, officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rose cemetery.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


GENEVIEVE H. WALTON
Published in Moundsville Daily Echo
Died August 25, 1961

Mrs. Genevieve H. Walton, 82, of 913 Jefferson Avenue, died in the Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Thursday at 5:40 p.m. following a brief illness. She was the widow of Charles L. Walton, who for many years was engaged in a jewelry store and watch repair in Moundsville.

Mrs. Walton Died Thursday Afternoon

She was born in Littleton, W.Va. July 20, 1879 a daughter of Daniel and Melissa Anderson Hostutler, but lived most of her life in Moundsville, her mother having moved here with her three children following the death of the father. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal church.

She was a bright and witty conversationalist, and had a good memory for past events in Moundsville, particularly in the downtown section, having resided for years on western Twelfth. In this she was a ‘reference’ for the Echo. She was also a capable seamstress.

Surviving are one son, Gregory, of Seattle, Washington; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Myra) Ingram of Moundsville and Mrs. Mary Melissa Suter of Cleveland, Ohio; eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Three children are deceased: Stephen, Charles and Genevieve. Also deceased are her brother and sister, Earl Hostutler and Mrs. Charles (Lillian) Beardsley.

Friends are being received at the Grisell Funeral home, 805 Fifth Street, where services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ronald A. Norton of Trinity Episcopal church in charge. Burial will follow in Greenlawn cemetery.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Mary Margaret Walton Obituary
Moundsville Daily Echo
February 2, 2000

Mary “Margaret” Walton, 89, of Weaver Avenue, Moundsville, died Monday, January 31, 2000, in Mound View Health Care Center. She was born September 21, 1910 in Brave, PA. She was a retired proofreader for the Moundsville Daily Echo and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Moundsville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. in 1948; her parents, William and Laura Main Rhome; six brothers, Jesse, Edward, Leroy, Lloyd, Frank and John Rhome; a sister Elsie Brake.

Surviving are four sons, David E. (Janice), Daniel A. (Dorla) and Charles L. (Marian), all of Moundsville, and Stephen E. of Alberta, Canada, two daughters, Alice Mason of Springfield, VA and Barbara Cutlip (Gene) of Kutztown, PA; a brother, George Rhome of Roanoke Rapids, NC; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with Rev. Dennis Ackerson officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


MARY GRANDSTAFF WALTON
Published in Moundsville Daily Echo
Died October 30, 1946

Mrs. Mary Martha Grandstaff Walton, 90, Passes Away

Mrs. Mary Martha Grandstaff Walton, 90, widow of the late S. A. Walton, of 524 Seventh Street, died at Glendale hospital at 8:50 o’clock Wednesday evening following a long illness.

She was a daughter of the late William P. and Margaret Baird Grandstaff, born in Wheeling on May 25, 1856.

She was a member of First Presbyterian church. She is survived by a son, William H. Walton, two daughters, Mrs. Cora Kerns and Mrs. Eva Myers, all of Moundsville; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Schrader, Glendale, Cal., and Miss Ella Grandstaff, of Moundsville.

The body is at the Grisell funeral home where services will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Dr. E. M. Flanigan of First Presbyterian church will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Rose cemetery.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


STEPHEN ALVIN WALTON
Published in "Moundsville Daily Echo"
Thursday, February 14, 1929

Pioneer Moundsville Merchant Dies After Long Illness; Rites Friday

S. A. Walton, 78, died at his home 624 Seventh Street, Wednesday morning at 10:46 o’clock after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Grandstaff Walton, and five children, William Walton, at home; Mrs. C. O. Kerns, Mrs. Victor E. Myers and Mr. C. L. Walton, all of Moundsville. Seventeen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian church.

The body was removed to the Grisell funeral home and will be taken to the late home Thursday morning where funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Donald M. Grant of the First Presbyterian church will officiate, assisted by Rev. Nelson McConomy of the Trinity church. Interment will be in Mt. Rose cemetery. Please omit flowers.

Mr. Walton was a pioneer merchant of Moundsville, moving here from Cameron. He conducted a jewelry store on Twelfth Sreet serving the community at the time the Ohio River railroad was built. When the field west of the courthouse was cut into building lots he bought a section and built the building which has served as the family home and the site for the city’s first jewelry store.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Mrs. W. H. Ward

Mrs. Grace Agatha Mathews Ward, wife of W. H. Ward, {Wesley Harrison Ward} died Monday June 16, 1924, at the Ward Home, 214 Springfield Ave, Washington, Pa. of Scarlet Fever with complications. Besides her husband and infant son John Wesley Ward Jr. There survives her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mayes Mathews, of Cameron, W.Va., two brothers and a sister, William, Russell, and Miss Caddie Mathews, also of Cameron and a host of other relatives and friends. Private interment yesterday in the family cemetery at Big Run near Cameron. Mrs. Ward taught in the East Washington schools the first part of last school year.

Submitted by Joan Moore Bell.


ROBERT H. WARD Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
January 18, 1999

Robert H. Ward, 85, of Moundsville, died Sunday, January 17, 1999, at home. He was born January 3, 1914. He was protestant by faith and a retired glass worker for Fostoria Glass Company. Preceded in death by his wife, LaVerna (South) Ward; parents, Hugh D. and Ethel (Norris) Ward; brothers, Justice and Dale Ward; granddaughter, Diana Wade.

Surviving are a son, Ronald H. Ward of Moundsville, brothers, Glen O, and Charles E. Ward, both of Moundsville; sister, Mrs. Jay (Wilma) Clark of Moundsville; a grandchild, Ronald S. Ward of Byesville, OH; 3 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild.

Visitation Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel. Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


Wheeling Inelligencer & News-Register, July 26, 2010

WARDLE, Clara Joanne Whipkey, 67, of St. Clairsville died Friday, July 23, 2010 at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.

She was born January 5, 1943 in Wheeling, the daughter of the late Albert and Cora Burris Whipkey.

Clara was a case worker, and a Protestant by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Whipkey.

Surviving are her husband, Raymond Basluke; four children, Denise Wardle of Scottsdale, Ariz., Dennis Wardle of Wheeling, Lance Wardle of Las Vegas, Nev., and Laurie Wardle of Moundsville; three grandchildren, Terri Persinger, Kyle Wardle and Kaylea Wren; two great grandchildren, Andrew and Jacob Persinger; a brother, Jim Whipkey; and three grand dogs, Penne, Rusty and Issy.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Private services will be held for family only at a later date.

Local arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 1308 Chapline St., Wheeling. 304-232-5110.


INEZ L. WARTH

Centenarian was former Taylorstown resident

Inez L. Warth, 100, a resident of Presbyterian Senior Care, Washington, formerly of Taylorstown and St. Petersburg, Fla., died at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2002, in Presbyterian Medical Center, Washington.

She was born October 1, 1901, in McMechen, W.Va., a daughter of Archibald and Georgianna Loy Ruckman. Mrs. Warth was a homemaker and was Protestant.

On January 15, 1921, she married Norman C. Warth Sr., who died in October 1974.

Surviving are three sons, Norman C. Warth Jr. of Prosperity, Robert L Warth of Seminole, Fla., and Donald R. Warth of Cumming, Ga.; three daughters, Betty W. Kenzleiter of McMurray, Marilyn Beckenger of Washington and Carol S. Blayney of Venetia; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Deceased are a daughter, Orabelle Mellars; a brother, John Ruckman; two sisters, Ruth Love and Bertha Rosenmund; and two grandchildren, Cynthia Warth and an infant grandson.

Submitted by Judy Warth.


FLORA WATSON Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
March 12, 1999

Flora Lazzell Grimm Watson, 89, of Church Street, Cameron, formerly of Morgantown, died today, Friday, March 12, 1999, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glendale. She was born October 24, 1909, in Morgantown, WV, a daughter of the late Colmore T. and Etta Ridgeway Lazzell. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert B. Grimm, MD; her second husband, James S. Watson; and three brothers, Charles Lazzell, Rufus Glenn Lazzell and Delmar Lazzell. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Cameron where she was active with the Ladies Guild. She was also the Financial Secretary for the church from 1968 to 1996. She was a member of the Auxiliary of Reynolds Memorial Hospital where she was an active volunteer for over 27 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Helen Sperry of Cameron; five step-daughters, Beulah Kennedy of Cameron, Elizabeth Menear of Corpus Christi, TX, Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Knotts of Morgantown, Mrs. Sam (Katherine) Harvey of Cardington, OH, and Janet Frye of Waynesburg, PA; three step-sons, Ford Watson of Glen Burnie, MD, Jennings Watson of Hopkinsville, KY, and John Watson of Alleppo, PA; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and four great-grandsons.

Cremation services will be provided by Hastings Funeral Home. Private family graveside burial will be held at the Bethel Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made to Reynolds Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, 800 Wheeling Avenue, Glendale, WV 26038.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


HAROLD WOODS WATSON

Source: Newspaper clipping; no newspaper name; clipping dated - December 23, 1944.

Harold Woods Watson, age 60, former Cameron, W. Va., banker, died in his home in Columbus, Ohio. He is survived by his wife, Mary June Wynters Watson, and two brothers, George and Frank Watson of Cameron. The body will be returned to Cameron to the home of George Watson. Services will then be held in the Presbyterian Church with Rev. James M. Fisher in charge.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


MICHAEL WAYMAN

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
April 29, 1921

Michael Wayman, a well known citizen of Marshall County, W. Va., died at his home in Meade District on April 17, 1921. He was 60 years three months and 12 days old. The deceased was born in Bridgeport, Ohio and when a youth, came with his father, Frederick Wayman to Fairview, Franklin District, Marshall County, W. Va. He resided in that county nearly all his life. Thirty-five years ago he was united in marriage with Barbara Frieding and to this union eight children were born, six sons and two daughters, all of whom survive. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Fr. Bucchlt. Interment was in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


OBITUARY OF AUDRA T. RICKEY WAYNE

[Source "The Intelligencer," Wheeling, W.Va., Saturday, May 29, 1999]

AUDRA T. RICKEY WAYNE of Willow Lane, Wheeling, a noted Wheeling historian, died Thursday, May 27, 1999, in Reston, Va. She was 71. She was born January 26, 1928, in Pennboro, W.Va., the daughter of the late HOWARD and MARGARET JAMISON RICKEY.

She was considered the leading city genealogist and former president of the Wheeling Area Genealogical Society. She compiled and indexed more than 62 books at the Ohio County Public Library, where she was a volunteer in the Wheeling Room; an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as registrar and as the organizer of the DAR program at the Madonna of the Trail for the yearly National Road celebration. She was organizer of the Greenwood Cemetery tour and the Oglebay Owners Tour, and was a researcher of the original land grant maps of Ohio County. She was a member of the Bethlehem United Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are her husband, CURTIS N. WAYNE; a daughter, BARBARA E. WAYNE of Sterling, Va.; two sisters, JUANITA DELANCEY of Parkersburg, W.Va., LUELLA MORGAN of Point Pleasant, W.Va., a grandson, WILLIAM THOMAS WAYNE JESTICE of Sterling.

Friends received noon-3 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bethlehem United Presbyterian Church, 45 Chapel Road, Wheeling, with Rev. Homer D. Harden officiating. Interment will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Sunset Cemetery, Parkersburg, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, 89 Newberry St., Suite 201, Danvers, Mass., 01923-1075.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs & Phyllis Slater.


LYDIA REYNOLDS WAYNE

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W.Va., Friday, May 10, 1918

Lydia Reynolds Wayne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Reynolds, was born on Fish Creek Island, W.Va., January 19, 1836.

Mrs. Wayne passed out of this life April 28, 1918, being 82 years of age. At the age of 24, she was married to Benjamin Wayne. To this union four children were born, three of whom survive her, namely, Elizabeth F. Watkins of Wayne Ridge; E. B. Wayne of Beaver Falls, Pa.; and E. C. Wayne, at home. Mrs. Wayne was a faithful member of the Church of God at Woodland. She was loved by all who knew her. The family wish to extend their thanks to the many friends and relatives for their kindness during the illness and death of their mother. Funeral services were held at the family residence Tuesday, April 30, 1918 conducted by Rev. W. Woodruff. Interment was made at the family cemetery in charge of funeral director, Joseph Palmer of Proctor, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


Wayt, Kathryn "Katie"

Grisell Funeral Home Obit - August 23, 2006

Wayt, Kathryn “Katie”, age 91 of Moundsville, WV died Wednesday, August 23, 2006 in Country Home, Moundsville.

She was born August 24, 1914 in Moundsville, the daughter of the late, Ivan L. and Edna J. Whitlatch Winters.

She was retired from the former US Stamping and a member of the Ash Avenue Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; Charles Eugene Wayt, three sisters; Virginia Younger, Helen Wayt and Eileen Minear and a brother; Kenneth Winters.

Survivors include two daughters; Shirley (John) Slokan and Jeannine (Harold “Mike”) McCann, all of Moundsville, five grandchildren; Kathy, Leann, Rebecca, Teresa and Jacquelyn, five great-grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10am with Rev. Tom Tennant officiating.

Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


SAMUEL HARRISON WAYT

Source: Wetzel Democrat, New Martinsville, W. Va.
July 13, 1923

Samuel Harrison Wayt, an aged and well known citizen of Wetzel County, W. Va., died at the home of his son, S. A. Wayt, at Shelby, Ohio, on July 9, 1923, after a long illness. Mr. Wayt was born on January 21, 1849 at Glen Easton, W. Va. His age was 78 years, five months and 18 days. In 1870, he was married to Miss Angeline Games. To this union six children were born, five of whom survive: S. A. Wayt of Shelby, Ohio; W. H. Wayt of Barnesville, Ohio; Mrs. Mary J. Schantz of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Letha A. Hart of New Martinsville; and C. R. Wayt of Moundsville. Two sisters and one brother also survive: Mrs. Ella Roberts of Woodsfield, Ohio; Mrs. Martha Hammond of Moundsville; and Henry A. Wayt of Morristown, Ohio. Mr. Wayt spent most of his life at Fanlight, W. Va. The last several years, however, were spent at the home of his son at Shelby, Ohio. The deceased was well known here by the older residents and during a recent visit here to his daughter, Mrs. Hart, he enjoyed very much renewing of his old acquaintances. The remains were brought to the Wharton Funeral Home and services were conducted on Thursday, July 12, 1923, by Rev. D. T. Miles. Interment was made in the Williams Cemetery in New Martinsville.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


JOHN W. WEBB

[Source: Wheeling News Register, February 13, 1975]

WEBB, John W., 81, of 33 Tenth St., McMechen, died Wednesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. He was a retired employe of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, a member of St. James Catholic Church and a veteran of World War I. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ivan (Alma Jean) McCombs of Sherrard, Mrs. Rudy (Anna Marie) Bonovich of Weirton, Mrs. Forrest (Katheryn) Criswell of Glendale and Mrs. James (Miriam) Gordon of Columbus, Ind.; one son, James of Barton; one brother, Joseph of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Kirby Funeral Home, McMechen, 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


J. W. WEBSTER

Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Friday, April 28, 1897

J. W. Webster, an old and respected citizen of Moundsville, who has been visiting his daughter, Mrs. J. Y. Horner of Sand Plains for the past several weeks, died this morning very suddenly from paralysis of the heart. He was nearly 80 years of age and was a hale and hearty old man who had scarcely experienced a day's sickness in his life. Yesterday he worked in the garden at Mrs. Horner's home and seemed perfectly well. He arose about six o'clock this morning in apparently his usual health. While sitting at the breakfast table at about 6:30 a.m., he suddenly fell from his chair unconscious. He was taken to his room and a physician summoned but he died in about 40 minutes, just before the doctor arrived He did not regain consciousness after the attack and passed quietly away shortly after seven o'clock. Mr. Webster's wife has been dead for nearly 25 years.

(From Thursday's Parkersburg Sentinel.)

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout

JOSEPH WEEKLY

WEEKLY, Joseph A., 82, of McMechen, W.Va., died Saturday, January 27, 2007, in Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va.

He was born September 20, 1924 in Parkersburg, W.Va., a son of the late Russell and Mildred Butcher Weekly.

Mr. Weekly was a retired co ductor with the Chessie System; a member of the McMechen-Benwood United Methodist Church; and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Legion, Blake Brothers Post 46, Benwood, W.Va.; and the McMechen VFW.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Weekly; and a sister Kathleen Scott.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 59 years, Olga Rewakosky Weekly; a son, Joseph W. Weekly and his wife, Debbie, of McMechen; a brother, Glen Weekly and his wife, Kitty, of Lakeland, Fla.; two grandsons, Jade Weekly and Seth Weekly; two great-grand daughters, Chantel Weekly and Kylee Weekly.

There will be no visitation. Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Benwood- McMechen. Chapel, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, WV.


ARTELLA MAE ROSS WEETER

Artella Weeter Died Sunday [July 27, 1997]

Artella Mae Ross Weeter, 87, of Virginia Street, Moundsville, died Sunday, July 27, 1997 at Mound View Health Care.

She was born February 1, 1910, in West Virginia, the daughter of the late Jess and Maude Evans Ross.

She was a retired sales clerk from the former G & W Auto Supply, A & P Supermarket, and GC Murphy Co.

She was also a retired dispatcher for the Moundsville Police Department, and a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir.

Artella was also a renowned local poet.

She was preceded in death by her husband Herbert Calvin Weeter in 1987; two brothers, Hubert and Charles Ross.

She is survived by one daughter, Lorayne Fischer of Moundsville; two grandsons, Mark Palmer of Moundsville, and Bryan Palmer of Morgantown; a granddaughter, Lindsay Fischer of Moundsville.

The family will receive friends Monday 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 P.m., with Dr. William Calhoun officiating.

Interment will follow in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Simpson United Methodist Church Choir, 600 Seventh Street, Moundsville, WV, 26041.

Submitted by Mark S. Palmer.


Unknown newspaper - January 2, 1987

HERBERT C. WEETER

Moundsville Ex-Mayor Succumbs

Herbert C. Weeter, former mayor of Moundsville, from 1957-1968, died Friday in Shadyside Health Care Center, at the age of 75.

A resident of 501 10th St. Moundsville, he was born March 15, 1911 in Allegheny County, Pa., a son of the late Albert and Pearl Flick Weeter.

Weeter was a former member of the Moundsville City Council; he was owner-operator of the former G&W Auto Supply Co., Moundsville; a member of the Kiwanis Club, Moundsville; Marshall Union Lodge No. 8, AF & AM; a member of Simpson United Methodist Church, Moundsville. He was also an Army Air Corp. veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Artella Ross Weeter; a daughter, Mrs. Stewart (Lorayne) Fischer of Moundsville; a granddaughter, Lindsay A. Fischer of Moundsville; two grandsons, Mark S. Palmer and Bryan M. Palmer both of Moundsville.

Friends received at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and noon-3 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Mark S. Palmer.


Linda K. Weisner

WEISNER, Linda K. Dallison, 61, of Richcrest Road, Bethlehem, W.Va., died Monday, April 9, 2007 in OVMC.

She was born July 21, 1945 in Wheeling, the daughter of the late William and Ruth Moran Dallison.

She was a Catholic by faith; and a former employee of the Reicharts Furniture in Wheeling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Misty Reback in 2005; and a grandson, Andrew Kellas.

Surviving are her husband, Robert A. Weisner Jr.; two daughters, Linda Contraguerro and Janette Sampson, both of Wheeling; a brother, William Dallison of Philadelphia, Pa.; two grandsons, David James Sampson and Matthew John Sampson; and some nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 125 18th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003 or the Webark Estates Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 918, Moundsville, WV 26041.

Arrangements by the Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1109 Second Street, Moundsville.


Moundsville Daily Echo, April 14, 1990

GRACE WELLMAN DIED FRIDAY

Grace C. Wellman, age 79, of Highland Avenue, Cameron, died Friday in Wheeling Medical Park Hospital, Wheeling. She was born March 7, 1911 in West Alexander, PA., the daughter of Will and Lola Archer McCammon. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cameron, the Eastern Star, the Seven Hills Garden Club, Senior Women's Club and the Women's Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray R. Wellman; one sister, Leah Mae Finnigan.

Surviving are one son, Ray R. (Sonny) Wellman of Richmond, VA.; three daughters, Lola Kimble of Martins Ferry, Ohio, Virginia Gray of Washington, PA., and Ruby Keenan of Moundsville; fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Friends received today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jeferson Avenue, Moundsville. Friends will then be received Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Cameron from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Karen Brown officiating. Interment in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Eatern Star services tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the funera home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

GRACE WELLMAN DIED FRIDAY (Next day follow up to Obituary)

Grace C. Wellman of Highland Avenue, Cameron, died Friday in Wheeling Medical Park. Friends received today 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, Sunday and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. Services will be held Tuesday at 11a.m. at the Cameron Presbyterian Church.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Wheeling News Register, February 22, 1955

HENRY WELLMAN

Henry Wellman, native of Marshall County, died Monday at 4:30 a.m. at the home of his son, Ray Wellman, in Cameron. He was born Aug. 29, 1868 in Marshall County, son of Amos and Temperance Bane Wellman. He was a retired farmer and a resident of RD 3, Cameron. He was a member of the Beelers Station Christian Church. His wife, Mrs. Pearl Bungard Wellman, died in 1951. Surviving are two sons, Ray, of RD 3, Cameron, and Howard, of Cameron; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Bowers, Durant, Mich.; Hrs. Theo McCracken, RD 3, Cameron, and Mrs. May Finnegan, RD 4, Cameron, and a sister, of Cameron; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Johnson Funeral Home, Cameron, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Earl W. Slayton will be in charge. Interment in Beelers Station Christian Church Cemetery.

FUNERALS

Henry Wellman-- at 2 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, Cameron. Interment in Beelers Station Christian Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, June 1, 1973

HOWARD WELLMAN DIED THURSDAY; RITES SUNDAY

Howard M. Wellman, 60, 0f R. D. 3, Cameron, died Thursday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale.

He was born March 5, 1913 in Marshall County, son of Milton and Pearl Bungard Wellman.

He was a retired farmer.

One daughter, Sara Lou, Preceded him in death.

Surviving are his wife Mildred Santee Wellman, at home, three sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Theo) McCracken of Cameron, Mrs. Archie (Myrtle) Bowers of Duand, Mich., and Mrs. Mae Finnegan of Cameron; and one brother, Ray Wellman of Cameron.

Friends will be received at the Charles E. Anderson Funeral Home in Cameron after 7 p.m. Friday, where services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roger A. Harrison Sr., officiating.

Interment will be in Highland cemetery, Cameron.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Saturday, June 2, 1973

WELLMAN RITES ON SUNDAY

Friends are being received at the Charles E. Anderson Funeral Home in Cameron for Howard M. Wellman of R. D. 3, Cameron who died Thursday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

Services will be held at the funeral home, Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Roger A. Harrison Sr., officiating.

Interment will be held in Highland cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, December 13, 1948

JOHN W. WELLMAN DIES HERE SUNDAY

John Walter Wellman, 73, retired farmer of bowman Ridge died at 7:10 Sunday evening in the family home, 203 Poplar avenue. He had been ill for nine months. Mr. Wellman resided in Moundsville for six years. He was born on Bowman Ridge April 30, 1875, son of the late Joseph and Sarah Griffith Wellman, and spent his entire life in Marshall county.

The body was removed to Grisells, where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., with Evangelist W. H. Neill officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Alta Wellman; four sons, Carl of Akron, Clarence and Harley of Fork Ridge, Wesley of Moundsville; a sister, Mrs. Austie Hopkins of Akron; two brothers, Samuel of Fork Ridge and Olen of Pine Hill; 16 grandchildren and 13 great?grandchildren. He was a member of the Church of Christ, 210 Cedar avenue.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Wheeling News Register, Sunday, October 14, 1951

MRS. PEARL WELLMAN

Mrs. Pear Agnes Bungard Wellman, wife of Henry Milton Wellman, died at her home, Star Route, Cameron, Saturday morning after a lengthy illness.

She was born in 1885 in Marshall County. She was a member of the Wolf Run Baptist Church and a lifelong Marshall County resident.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Bowers, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Theo McCracken, Cameron, Route 3; one step-daughter, Mrs. May Finnegan, Cameron; two sons, Ray R. Wellman, Cameron and Howard M. Wellman, Rout 3, Cameron; two brothers, Paul Bungard, Moundsville, and Charles Bungard, Cameron, Rt. 3; four sisters, Mrs. Gail Anderson, Glen Easton; Mrs. Alta Kinney, Mrs. Faye Riggle and Mrs. Marie Dunn, all of Cameron Rt. 3; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The body was taken to the Johnson funeral home, Cameron, and then removed to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Theo McCracken, on Route 3, Saturday evening. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. James M. Fisher of the Presbyterian Church. Burial in Beelers Station Cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, April 10, 1974

RAY WELLMAN DIED TUESDAY

Ray R. Wellman, 63, of Highland avenue, Cameron, died Tuesday at Ohio Valley General Hospital.

He was a retired employee of the Columbia Gas Co., served as a councilman of Cameron four years and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cameron.

Surviving are his widow, Grace McCammon Wellman; three daughters, Mrs. Howard (Lola Marie) Kimble of Martins Ferry, Mrs. Duane (Virginia) Gray of Elm Grove and Mrs. Sherman (Ruby) Keenan of Moundsville; one son, Ray R. of Richmond, Va., three sisters, Mrs. Artie Bowers of Durand, Mich., Mrs. Joseph McCracken and Mrs. Mae Finningan, both of Cameron. Friends will be received at the Charles E. Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron after 1 p.m. Thursday, where services will be held Friday at 1 p.m.

Interment will be in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, July 25, 1950

S. M. WELLMAN, 91, FORK RIDGE, DIES; FUNERAL THURSDAY

Samuel M. Wellman, 91, retired farmer and life resident of Marshall county, died at 4:15 p.m. Monday in the family home on Fork Ridge.

The body was removed to Grisells, 805 Fifth street, where funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday by Rev. E. P. Schaick of the First Christian church. Interment will be in the White House Methodist church cemetery on Bowman Ridge.

Mr. Wellman was born on Fork ridge March 29, 1859, son of the late James and Sarah Griffith Wellman. He was a member of the old Meighen Church of Christ which stood on Fish creek near the former Meigen post office.

Twice married, Mr. Wellman was first wedded to Miss Mary Catherine Kelley on October 1, 1882. She died December 8, 1902.

He married Mrs. Olive Wellman in 1912.

Surviving are his second wife, Mrs. Olive Wellman Wellman; four sons, Roy R. and Edwin M. Wellman, both of Moundsville; Charles W. of Fork Ridge and Earl of Rosbys Rock; a step?son, Harry Wellman of Cameron; a daughter, Mrs. Harry E. Blake of Bowman ridge, a sister, Mrs. Austia Hopkins of Akron, O., a brother, Olen Wellman of Pine Hill, 19 grandchildren, 42 great?grandchildren and one great?great?grandchild.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Wheeling Intelligencer, Saturday, September 10, 1955

AGNES HALPIN WELLS

Mrs. Agnes Wells, widow of J. N. Wells and resident of 915 Sixth St., Moundsville, died yesterday at 2:45 p.m. at her home after a long illness. She was born in Zelaksi, Ohio, daughter of the late Robert and Mary Higgins Halpin and spent most of her life in Moundsville. She was a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church and member of the Xaverian Guild. Surviving are a son, C. P. Wells, Summersville, W.Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Dial, Moundsville; a sister, Mrs. Cecelia Bronsell, Shreveport, La., and eight grandchildren. Friend are being received at the Grisell Funeral Home. A Solemn High Mass of Requiem will be sung on Monday in St. Francis Church followed by interment in Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery, New Martinsville. Friend will recite the rosary on Sunday evening at 8 o'clock in the funeral home.

MRS. AGNES WELLS DIED FRIDAY, FUNERAL MONDAY
Published in the Moundsville Daily Echo
September 10, 1955

Mrs. Agnes Wells, 915 Sixth Street, died Friday afternoon, September 9, at 2:40 o’clock at her home after a long illness. She was born in Zelaski, Ohio, a daughter of the late Robert and Mary Higgins Halpin and spent most of her life in Moundsville. She was a parishioner of St, Francis Xavier’s Catholic church and a member of the Xaverian Guild.

Mrs. Wells was preceded in death by her husband, J. N. Wells in 1949, and a son, Robert, in 1950. Surviving are a son, C. P. Wells, Sommersville, W.Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Dial, 915 Sixth Street, Moundsville; a sister, Mrs. Cecelia Bronsell, Shreveport, La., and eight grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 504 Fifth Street. Solemn high mass of requiem will be sung on Monday morning at 10 o’clock in St. Francis church followed by interment in Greenlawn cemetery, New Martinsville. Friends will recite the rosary on Sunday evening at 8 o’clock at the funeral home.

Submitted by James R. Wells


Wheeling Register, Jan 7, 1885

CHARLES CLAYPOLE WELLS

SUDDEN DEATH

Last Saturday Charles Claypole Wells, of Wells Bottom, was engaged in hauling hay to his barn. After hauling a load he remained in the hay mow to do some work. When the hands returned with another load of hay, they found Mr. Wells dead. Several friends attended the funeral from this place, Monday. For want of space, we cannot give an estended notice in this issue. - Tyler Democrat

Wheeling Register, Jan 7, 1885

C. C. Wells, Esq., of Marshall county, who so suddenly died at his home last Saturday, and whose remains were interred at the family burial ground on the "Home" farm, was one of Marshall county's most excellent citizens. He was born and raised within gunshot of where he died, and within his quiet farm life of seventy-six years he had amassed a considerable fortune for one of his vocation, that of a farmer. Evrybody knows "Wells' Bottom." It contains over 1,400 hundred acres of as fine land as is on the Ohio, and is estimated as being worth over $100,000. "Uncle Charlie," as Mr. Wells was called by almost every one, was the owner of 700 acres of this land. It is said that, with his property, stocks, etc., his fortune will reach nearly $100,000. Mr. Wells had no children, so that his fortune will probably descend to his relect and his nieces and nephews. The will has been in the custody of Henry K. List, Esq., for many years. Mr. Wells' reputation among his neighbors was that of an exemplary man. Upright and just in his dealings, well endowed with thrifty and business qualifications, he was a man not only to command respect but to know his rights and to exact them. Beneath a brusque exterior was a kind and gentle heart that was always ready to lend a helping hand to those around him. His political tenets were Democratic, of the most pronound [sic] type. His desire to help elect a Democratic President was quite intense, and was eventually gratified. Marshall County has indeed lost one of her best and oldest citizens, and the REGISTER one of its longest subscribers.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.


Unknown Newspaper, January 1998

CHARLES PRATER WELLS

Charles Prater Wells, IV, former principal of Nicholas County High School at Summerville, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 1998, at his home.

He graduated from Moundsville High School in 1927 and received his AB Degree from West Liberty State College. He lettered in football, baseball, and basketball at Moundsville High School and at West Liberty State college. He earned additional credits from the University of Michigan and Bowling Green Business in Kentucky. [MA - PITT]

He served as principal of Nicholas County High School from 1949 to 1973. During those years he led his faculty in developing superior programs in guidance, math, science, reading, and library science. He received a National Leadership Award in 1964 by the Craft Educational Services and was president of the WVEA in 1963 and 1964. He personified dignity, honor, and respect and his students fondly remember, "A word to the wise should be sufficient." Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends demonstrated their love and respect at an Honor Retirement Assembly in 1973 and by making him the first recipient of the "Beacon of Light" Award at the All Classes Reunion in 1994.

His professional career included the following: president of the West Virginia Secondary Principals Association, vice president of the West Virginia Secondary Principals Association, president of the Nicholas County Educational Association, president of the Nicholas County Principals Association, president of the Wetzel County Educational Association, a member of the board of Governing of State Athletics, principal and basketball coach at Reader High School, principal of Romney High Schools, and principal of Nicholas High School.

Born may 1, 1908, he was a descendant from pioneers who settled the upper Ohio River Valley. They were knownfor their large size and kind manners. His parents were James N. and Agnes Halpin Wells. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia Joan Wells Champe, who died on Dec. 31, 1992.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Grace Raymer Wells; one daughter, Jean Foster of Clearwater, Fla.; two grandsons, David Wells Champe and Dennis Charles Foster; one granddaughter, Patricia Jean Sheffield; one great-grandson, David James Champe.

Memorial services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998 in the Auditorium of "Old Main" Nicholas County High School with the Rev. Allen Donaldson and Rev. Vic Hughart officiating.

The family requests donations be made to the Old Main Foundation, P.O. Box 782, Summersville, WV 26651.

Submitted by James R. Wells.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Thursday, 24 FEB 1949

CLARK LEAP WELLS

Clark Leap Wells, died at his home in Akron, Ohio, Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock. Mr Wells was a half brother of J N Wells of Tenth street, and R N Wells and C K Wells of Wells Bottom.

Mr Wells was 81 years old on Christmas Day, having been born in 1867 at Wells Bottom, a son of C P and Mary Bell Leap Wells. He was married to Cora Parsons who lives in Akron. Also surviving are three sons and two daughters. The sons are Cecil, Robert, and Leslie. The daughters are both married and live in other places.

Roy Arrick of Glendale, and Mrs Marlam Ruble of Washington, DC, formerly of Moundsville, are cousins.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at Akron.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Wheeling News Register - January 2, 1915

CHARLES P. WELLS Charles P. Wells, Sr., an aged resident of Wells Bottom, near Proctor, W.Va., passed away at his home Friday morning. Services will be held from the New Martinsville Catholic church, Monday morning, at 9:30 o'clock. Interment at Sardis, Ohio cemetery.

Submitted by James R. Wells


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

DENZIL J. WELLS

WELLS, Denzil J., 72, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born August 15, 1931 in Moundsville, the son of the late Bernie Albert and Gladys Alma Sterns Wells. He was a retired employee from the City of Moundsville and a member of Ash Avenue Church of God.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Denzil J. Wells Jr.; two sisters, Bea Anderson and Zelma Shreve; and a brother, Burnell Wells Sr.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Eleanor Wells Hardway; four sons, Denny Ray Wells, Jerry Allen Wells, Gregory (Mary) Leymone Wells and Edward (Debbie) May, all of Moundsville; four daughters, Osie Jean (Dick) Huggins, Sandy Lee (Cecil) Lightner and Carol Ann (Butch) Lowe, all of Moundsville and Tammy Marlene (Jan) Poe of Fairmont, W.Va.; a brother, Donald L. Wells of Paden City, W.Va.; two sisters, Daisy Keller and Pauline (Luke) Winland, both of Moundsville; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville with Brother Paul Smith officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


J. Eleanor Wells

WELLS, J. Eleanor Gilbert, 73, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Thursday, July 13, 2006 in Fairmont, W.Va.

She was born January 15, 1933 in Moundsville, the daughter of the late James and Ocie Myers Gilbert.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Denzil Wells, Sr.; her second husband, Raymond Howard; son, Denzil Wells, Jr; two brothers, Clarence and Junior Gilbert; two sisters, Grace Oliver and Florence Glover; a grandson; granddaughter; and a step- daughter.

Survivors include four daughters, Osie (Dick) Huggins, Sandy (Cecil) Lightner and Carol (Butch) Lowe, all of Moundsville and Tammy (Jan) Poe of Fairmont; four sons, Denny (Robin) Wells, Jerry Wells, Greg (Mary) Wells and Raymond (Trish) Howard, all of Moundsville; one brother, Walter “Gene” Gilbert, Sr. of Cameron; two sisters, Goldie (Jack) Wayt and Mary (Bob) Wayt, all of Moundsville; 21 grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Paul K. Smith officiating. Interment in Wood Hill Cemetery, Moundsville.


FRIEND COX WELLS

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

Friend Cox Wells died at his home in New Martinsville, W. Va., on January 17, 1939, at the age of 90/10/10. He was found sitting in a chair by his brother-in-law, J. O. Eakin. It is suspected that Mr. Wells had a heart attack. He was the “youngest” old man of New Martinsville. He stayed active in his work until the day he died. He was the founder of Wells Hardware. He owned a farm on Slim Chance Hill and often walked the ten miles to his farm. He was a great football fan and often took trips with the team and could be found sitting on the bench with them. He was the son of Rolly and Druzella (McMahan) Wells and was born in Marshall County, (West) Virginia on March 7, 1848. He married November 4, 1874 to Adelia E. Robinson. After they married, they lived at Minnie, W. Va. She died May 2, 1936. Survivors include a son, S. R. Wells and one daughter, Mrs. J. O. Eakin. Burial was in Northview Cemetery in New Martinsville.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Wheeling News-Register, Sunday, August 7, 1949

JAMES NESBITT WELLS

J. N. Wells Dies At Moundsville

J. N. Wells, 73, retired farmer and a former Moundsville councilman and World War II draft board member, died at his home, 312 Tenth Street, Moundsville, yesterday at 10:30 a.m. after a brief illness.

He was born at Wells Bottom, Marshall County, on January 3, 1876, and lived there until 1922 when he came to Moundsville.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Agnes T. Wells; two sons, C. P. Wells, of Webster Springs, and Robert H. Wells, of Moundsville; a daughter, Mrs. Ruel Dial, of Moundsville; two brothers, C. K. and R. N. Wells, both of Wells Bottom; and eight grandchildren.

The body will be removed today to the late home by the Grisell funeral home.

Monday at 8 p.m. the rosary will be recited. A Requiem High Mass will be sung Tuesday at 9 a.m. by the Rev Father M. J. Coghlan of St. Francis Xavier church and burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery.

J. N. Wells, 73, EXPIRES
Published in the Moundsville Daily Echo
August 6, 1949

J. N. Wells, 74, former city councilman, died at his home at 312 Tenth street this morning at 10:30 o’clock after a brief illness.

Deceased was born in Wells Bottom on January 30, 1876 the son of C. P. Wells, Sr. and Martha Nesbitt Wells, and came to Moundsville in 1922. Deceased was also a member of the local draft board during World War II and of St. Francis Xavier’s Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes F. Wells; two sons, C. P. Wells of Webster Springs and Robert H. Wells of Moundsville, one daughter, Mrs. Ruel Dial of Moundsville; two brothers, C. K. Wells and R. N. Wells, both of Wells Bottom, and eight grandchildren.

The body was removed to Grisell’s pending arrangements.

Submitted by James R. Wells


Wheeling Register, March 5, 1877

NICHOLAS WELLS

WELLS-- On February 28, 1877, at 10:25 P.M., NICHOLAS WELLS, aged 90 years and 8 days, at his residence in Tyler County.


Wheeling Intelligencer, March 2, 1953

ROBERT HALPIN WELLS - Death occurred February 28, 1953

Robert H. Wells, 42, Prison Official, Dies

Robert H. Wells, 42, of 1511 7th street, Moundsville, for the past 10 years, business manager of West Virginia Penitentiary, died suddenly in St. Francis hospital, Charleston, Saturday night at 11 o'clock.

He was in Charleston on official business for the penitentiary when stricken ill in his room at the Hotel Hawley. He was removed to the hospital earlier in the evening Saturday but failed to regain consciousness.

Mr. Wells was born in Wells Bottom in Marshall county March 24, 1910, a son of Agnes Halpin Wells and the late James N. Wells. He had resided in Moundsville for the past 30 years and was a graduate of Moundsville high school and West Liberty college.

Before becoming associated with the administrative department at the State penitentiary he taught in the public schools of Marshall county. He had been employed at the prison for the past 15 years.

In 1951 and 1952, Mr. Wells served as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates.

He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic church, the Holy Name society, Moundsville Aerie No. 499, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Moundsville Lodge 1087, Loyal Order of Moose.

Surviving are his wife, Maxine Mason Wells; a son, James; three daughters; Martha Ann, Mary Theresa and Jane, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Agnes Wells, of Moundsville; a sister, Mrs. Martha Dial of Moundsville, and a brother, C. P. Wells of Summerville, W. Va.

The body will be removed from the Grisell funeral home to the late home, 1511 7th street, this morning.

A solemn High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock in St. Francis church with the Rev. Father J. H. Hopkins as celebrant. Burial will be in Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

The Rosary will be recited at the late home Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock.

Submitted by James R. Wells.

ROBERT H. WELLS, PRISON BUSINESS CHIEF, STRICKEN
Published in the Moundsville Daily Echo
March 2, 1953

Robert H. Wells, 42, life resident of Marshall county, business manager of the West Virginia state prison administration, and employed on the prison staff for 15 years in all, died suddenly Saturday night at 11 o’clock in the St. Francis hospital at Charleston.

Mr. Wells, a Marshall county delegate to the state legislature in 1951-52, had been in the state capital on an official business mission. He was taken ill of a heart condition in his room at the Hotel Hawley, was hurried to the hospital, but failed to regain consciousness.

FUNERAL WEDNESDAY

The body of Mr. Wells, prominent in Democratic politics in Marshall county for many years, and a former head of the county Democratic committee, was returned to Moundsville Sunday, and was taken to Grisells, 805 Fifth street, being removed to the family residence, 1511 Seventh street this morning.

Solemn high mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic church by Rev. Father J. H. Hopkins. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial cemetery, New Martinsville.

The rosary will be recited at the residence Tuesday evening at 8.

Mr. Wells was born at Wells Bottom, Marshall county, March 24, 1910, son of Agnes Halpin Wells and the late James N. Wells, and has resided in Moundsville the past 30 years.

WAS FORMER EDUCATOR

He was a graduate of Moundsville High School and West Liberty state college. For some years he was a public school teacher before becoming affiliated with the prison administration.

Mr. Wells was a member of the St. Francis church and the Holy Name Society. Fraternally he was affiliated with the Moundsville Aerie No. 499, F. O. Eagles and Moundsville Lodge No. 1087, I. O. O. Moose.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Maxine Mason Wells, a son James and three daughters, Martha Ann, Mary Theresa, and Jane, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Martha Dial of Moundsville; a brother C. P. Wells of Summersville, W.Va.

Submitted by James R. Wells


Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, February 20, 1997

ARTHUR WENDT DIED WEDNESDAY

Arthur Joseph Wendt, 84, of Cameron, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at home. He was a retired school bus driver for Marshall County and a member of the Big Run Christian Church, Cameron.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lucretia McCormick Wendt; three brothers, George, Herman and Arthur E. Wendt; two sisters, Grave DePue and Helen Anderson.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen Earnest Wendt; two sons, Glen Kermit of Irwin, PA and Charles Wayne of Moundsville; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Mary Evelyn) Gary of Moundsville; a brother, Lloyd of Moundsville; three sisters, Lola Antill of Cameron, Mabel Earnest of Waynesburg, PA and Virginia Miller of Massillion, OH; six grandchildren; three great?granddaughters.

Friends will be received 7?9 p.m. Thursday and 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. Friday at Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron. Arrangements are incomplete.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, February 21, 1997

ARTHUR WENDT FUNERAL SATURDAY

Arthur Joseph Wendt, 84, of Cameron, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at home.

Friends will be received 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. Friday at Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron, where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment at Big Run Christian Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Saturday, February 8, 1936

FRANK WENDT, 32, DIES AT CAMERON, NATIVE OF COUNTY

Frank Wendt, aged 32, died suddenly this morning at 11 o'clock at his home on Maple avenue Cameron after a lingering illness, due to complications.

The body was removed to the Antill funeral home in Cameron where it will rest pending the completion of funeral arrangements.

The decedent is the son of August and Ida May Wiley Wendt and was born on a farm close to Cameron where he spent his early life. Some 15 years ago the family moved to Cameron where Mr. Wendt attended school.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Cameron and the I. O. O. F. lodge.

Surviving him besides his father and mother are four sisters, Mrs. William Fletcher, Mrs. Andrew Workman, and Mrs. George McCuskey, all of Cameron R. D. and Mrs. Raymond Lewellyn, of Elm Grove, and one brother Harry Wendt at home.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, June 8, 1995

HERMAN WENDT DIED WEDNESDAY

Herman D. Wendt, 88, of RD 5, Cameron, died Wednesday in Cameron Health Care Center. He was a retired self?employed carpenter, and a member of Big Run Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Earnest Wendt, in 1984; his parents, George and Lucretia McCormick Wendt; two sisters.

Surviving are a son, Arnold of Cameron; a daughter, Shirley Chambers of Kalamazoo, Mich; three brothers, Arthur and George, both of Cameron and Lloyd of Moundsville; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Virginia) Miller of Canton, Ohio, Lola Antill of Moundsville and Mable Earnest of Waynesburg, PA; four grandchildren; seven great?grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. Friday at Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Ave., Cameron. Services will be held Saturday with Rev. Walter McNutt. Interment in Big Run Christian Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, March 7, 1940

IDA MAY WENDT

MRS. AUGUST WENDT DIES AT CAMERON

Mrs. Ida May Welling Wendt, wife of August Wendt, a retired farmer, died at one o'clock this morning at their home at Cameron, after being ill for some time.

Mrs. Wendt was born April 31, 1867 near Cameron, and was a daughter of the late Henry and Margaret Welling. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are her husband, August Wendt, five daughters, Mrs. Della B. Pletcher, Mrs. Clara McCusky and Mrs. Cora Workman, all of Cameron, Mrs. Hilda Lewellyn of Elm Grove and Mrs. Edna Allen of Sherrard, and one son Harry Wendt of Cameron. Another son, Frank Wendt, died a number of years ago. Four grandchildren also survive.

The body is at the Antill funeral home. Arrangements for the funeral are incomplete.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, March 8, 1940

WENDT RITES

Funeral services for Mrs. August Wendt, who died early Thursday morning at her home here, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her home, Rev. C. E. Woodward in charge. Burial will be in Big Run cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Bill Wenzel Died Sunday

William W. “Bill” Wenzel, 79, of Benwood Hill Road, Benwood died, Sunday May 1, 2005 at his home.

Bill was born February 23, 1926 in Pittsburgh, PA, a son of the late William G. and Mary Paliutis Wenzel.

He was the former owner of Wenzel’s Meat Market, Wheeling; was retired from Rochester Chemical Company; was a Catholic by faith; and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wenzel.

Surviving are his loving wife, Letha Geer Wenzel; a daughter, Rebecca Sleeme of Baltimore, MD; and a son, Mark Wenzel and Amy Coutz of Wheeing.

There will be no visitation. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 3741 Wood Street, Wheeling.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


Obituary, Death Notice on RALPH H. WESTFALL

Westfall, Ralph H., 85, of Roney's Point, Triadelphia, West Virginia. died Sunday (August 15, 1993) in the Buck and Springhaven Personal Care Home, West Alexander, Pennsylvania. (He was born December 20, 1907.) Mr. Westfall was a retired farmer and a member of Triadelphia United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Arrah Bell Gump Westfall. Surviving are his wife, Beryl Winters Westfall; a daughter, Texanna Munsey of Atlanta, Georgia; three sisters, Fern Counselman of Wellsburg, WV; Ruth Powers and Mary Curtis, both of Claysville, PA; three grandchildren three great grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. Monday at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Ernest Jay, Jr. officiating. Interment at Sand Hill Cemetery, Sand Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Marshall County, WV.

Source: Obituary, Death Notice in "Wheeling News-Register," Wheeling, WV, Monday, 16 August 1993 page 2. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


ANNA WHALEN

[Source: Wheeling Register, March 17, 1919]

On Sunday, March 16, 1919, at 4 o'clock p.m., at the residence of Mrs. Michael Whalen, No. 67 Twenty-fourth street, Anna, daughter of the late Thomas Whalen.

Funeral services will be held at the residence of Mrs. Michael Whalen on Tuesday morning, March 18, at 8:30 o'clock. Requiem high mass at St. Joseph's cathedral at 9 o'clock. Interment in Mount Calvary cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Ruth Westen

WESTEN, Ruth Ann, 59, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Wednesday, November 29, 2006 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va.

She was born August 14, 1947 in Glen Dale, a daughter of the late Charles W. Westen and Ruth M. Westen of Moundsville.

Ruth Ann was a retired elementary teacher with Marshall County Schools; and a member of the Hillview Terrace Church of Christ, Moundsville.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Westen and Donald Westen.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are a brother, Clarence Westen; a sister, Edie Haught; and a nephew, Kris Haught, all of Moundsville.

Friends received 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 1-8 p.m. Friday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2006 with Evangelist Gene West officiating.

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


Memorial contributions may be made to the WV School of Preaching, P.O. Box 785, Moundsville, WV 26041. M. T. WHALEN

[Source: Wheeling News Register, January 18, 1938]

MASS WEDNESDAY FOR M. T. WHALEN

Requiem mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in St. James church, McMechen, for Michael T. Whalen, 75, retired Baltimore and Ohio railroad locomotive engineer, who died Sunday.

Brief rites will he held at 8:15 o clock at the late home, 1929 Ashland avenue, Benwood. Interment is to be in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Mr. Whalen served the railroad for 46 years prior to his retirement a few years ago. He had resided at Benwood for 36 years.

(Cheryl McCombs)


CHARLES WHETZEL Georgetown, S.C.

Charles Elmer Whetzel, 92, formerly of Salineville, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, in Georgetown Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born in Marshall Co., W.Va., Oct. 4, 1908, a son of the late Richard T. and Rose Bell Blake Whetzel. He was employed at the Allen Box Co. as a mechanic, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Riley's Methodist Church. He and his wife were parents to 38 foster children over the years. His wife, Gladys Workman Whetzel, died Dec. 26, 1986. He was also preceded in death by a daughter Ruth Rachel Whetzel Jenkins, who died in 1975; two sisters, Oearl Kirkpatrick and Ethel Ater; and two brothers, Leslie Whetzel and Ellis Whetzel. He is survived by a grandson, Rodney Jenkins; a granddaughter Lisa Cole of Georgetown, with whom he resided; two sister, Mildred Lemmons of Moundsville and Sarah Tucker of Bergholz; and four great grandchildren. The Rev. Monte May will conduct the services at 11 a.m. Monday at the Everhart Funeral Home, 285 Second St., Bergholz. Burial will be in Hammondsville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

The Review Nov-18-2000

Submitted by Janet Waite.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Saturday, November 7, 1964

MRS. ANNIE WHIPKEY FUNERAL MONDAY

Mrs. Annie Mae Whipkey, 85, of Glen Easton, RD 2, widow of George A. Whipkey, died Friday in a Cameron rest home.

She was born at Sugar Grove , Pa., March 4, 1879, a daughter of Andrew J. and Barbara Ann Welling Porter and had resided in the Wolf Run community all of her life. She was a member of the Fork Ridge Christian Church. Her husband died in 1948.

Surviving are one son, Herbert of Cameron; two daughters, Mrs. Wylie Garey of Glen Easton and Mrs. Clarence Stewart of Cannonsburg, Pa.; 14 grandchildren, 30 great?grandchildren; one brother, L. F. Porter of Eighty Four, Pa.; and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Ford of Eighty Four.

Friends will be received at the Antill Funeral Home, Cameron, where the Rev. Harry Gill will conduct services Monday at 2 with burial to follow in the Wolf Run Cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, April 29, 2002

CARL WHIPKEY DIED SUNDAY

Carl F. Whipkey, 83, of RD. 4, Clouston, Cameron, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born December 19, 1918, in Marshall County, a son of the late Walter L. and Mary E. Redd Whipkey. He was owner and operator of Clouston General Store; a graduate of Cameron High School in 1939; a member of the First Christian Church, Cameron; an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater, a member of the Cameron American Legion Post 18; a lifetime member of the Loyal Order Moose Lodge 758, Cameron and the Cameron Lodge 17 AF & AM.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy Nelson and Sara Santee; and a brother, Walter Whipkey, Jr.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Betty L. Riggle Whipkey; a son Bruce F. Whipkey (Terry) of Cameron; three sisters, Anna Lee Burns of Wind Ridge, PA, Ruth Wright of Brownsville, PA, and Wilma Jean (Charles) Ross, of Glen Dale; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Avenue, Cameron from 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. Walter McNutt officiating. Burial in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 7 North Avenue, Cameron, WV 26033 or to the Clouston Methodist Church, RD. 4, Cameron, WV 26033.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Wednesday, June 6, 1990

CLYDE WHIPKEY DIED WEDNESDAY

Clyde V. Whipkey, age 74, of R.D. #4, Cameron, WV, died Wednesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. He was born October 1, 1915 in Cameron, the son of Cornelius and Rozella Carmichael Whipkey. He was a self?employed dairy farmer and a substitute mail carrier for the U.S. Government, a member of the Wolf Run Baptist Church, Cameron and a member of Masonic Lodge #17 AF & AM, Cameron.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Encil Whipkey and a sister, Leona Richmond.

Surviving are his wife, Mildred Turk Whipkey; three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Eleanor) Knight of Moundsville, Mrs. Frank (Evelyn) Minton of Washington, PA, and Mrs. Roger (Elaine) Cole of Sherrard; three sisters, Mrs. Wilmer (Hazel) Scherich of Beech Bottom, Julia Lightner of Cameron, and Mrs. Harry (Rosaline) Murphy of Moundsville; 11 grandchildren and 5 great?grandchildren.

Friends will be received Thursday 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. Interment in Halcyon Hills Cemetery, Sherrard. Masonic Lodge #17 AF & AM will hold graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Wheeling Community Hospice, 439 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, August 12, 1996

EDITH WHIPKEY DIED MONDAY

Edith M. Whipkey, 78, of 54 North Ave., Cameron, died Monday at home. She was born May 20, 1918 in Crabapple, Pa.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Cameron. She was a retired school teacher who taught for 21 years in Marshall County. Mrs. Whipkey was a private piano teacher, past president of Cameron Womens Club and District Vice President of Northern District Womens Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband Phillip D. Whipkey in 1986, her parents William Nelson and Lucy Florence Durbin Yost and five brothers.

Surviving are two daughters Marsha A. Whipkey of Lake Havasu, AZ., Mrs. Charles (Marilyn) Clark of Cameron, one sister, Florence (Flo) Kitzman of Lake Havasu, AZ., several nieces and nephews, 3 grandchildren Merritt M. Menefee of Chandler, AZ., Eddie C. Clark and Kiley Lynn Clark both of Cameron.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial services will be held at the First Christian Church, Cameron at a time to be announced.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Research, Mary Babb Randolf, c/o Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. Also Valley Hospice, 137 Waddles Run Rd., Wheeling, WV, 26003.

Arrangements made by the Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, October 2, 1964

ETHEL WHIPKEY DIED NEAR CAMERON

Ethel Whipkey, 71 of Cameron RD 4, (near the town) died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at her daughter's home. (Mrs. Robert Strope).

Born May 16, 1893 in Calhoun county, daughter of Henry and Julia Hartman Stanley. She was a member of the First Methodist church of Cameron.

Her husband, Frank Whipkey, preceded her in death, in 1942.

Surviving are four sons, Edgar Whipkey, Reedsville, Ohio; James, Scio, Ohio; Jacob of Wheeling; Gilbert of Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. Robert Strope; one brother, Frenzell Stanley, West Liberty; two sisters, Caroline Shaffer, Orma, W. Va.; and Effie Nottingham, Gassaway, W. Va.; 11 grandchildren; five great?grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Anderson funeral home in Cameron after 7 p.m. this Friday evening, where services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m., with Rev. Raymond Yoho, of the First Baptist church of Cameron, officiating. Burial in Mt. Carmel cemetery, at Mt. Carmel, Pa.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, November 19, 1996

GAYLORD WHIPKEY DIED MONDAY

Gaylord Andrew Whipkey, age 68, of RD 4, Cameron died Monday, November 18 at Wheeling Hospital Medical Park. He was born October 7, 1928 in Cameron, the son of the late Herbert Andrew and Essie Gladys Riggle Whipkey. He was a retired employee from the Louis Marx Toy Plant and Wheeling Machine. He was a member of the Wolfe Run Baptist Church, Cameron, the American Legion Post #18, Cameron, a former member of the Pleasant Valley Lions Club and a US Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Arnold Whipkey.

Survivors his wife Jean Cox Whipkey; one son, Garry Whipkey of Moundsville; three brothers, Donald, Robert and Ronald Whipkey, all of Cameron; one sister, Janet Lee Foster of Moundsville and one grandson, Brian Whipkey of Cameron.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating. Entombment in Halcyon Hills Memorial park Mausoleum, Sherrard.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Wednesday, November 20, 1996

GAYLORD WHIPKEY FUNERAL THURSDAY

Gaylord Andrew Whipkey, 68, of RD 4, Cameron, died Monday, November 18, at Wheeling Hospital Medical Park.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating. Entombment in Halcyon Hills Memorial park Mausoleum, Sherrard.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, January 13, 1948

GEO. A. WHIPKEY OF WOLF RUN DIES

George A. Whipkey, 71, a life resident of Marshall county, died Monday morning at 10 o'clock at his home on Wolf run, following an illness of the past three months.

He was born in Marshall county on May 26, 1876, a son of Alexander and Rachael Bloomfield Whipkey. He was a member of Beelers Station Christian church.

Surviving are his wife, Annie May Porter Whipkey; a son, Herbert of Cameron route 3; two daughters, Mrs. Zeta May Stewart, Venitia, Pa., and Mrs. Naomi Gary, Glen Easton; two sisters, Hannah Whipkey of Cameron and Mrs. George Dunn, Cameron route 3; one brother, John of Moundsville and 13 grandchildren and three great?grandchildren.

The body is at the late home. Funeral services will be held at Wolf Run Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. L. E. Bailey in charge. Interment will be in Wolf Run cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, August 3, 2001

GEORGE WHIPKEY DIED TODAY

George J. Whipkey, 85, of RD 3, Cameron, died Friday, August 3, 2001, at OVMC Wheeling. He was born December 19,1915 in Greene County, PA, son of the late Spencer and Lydia Leota Masters Whipkey. He was a Protestant and retired from Ohio Valley Steel Company. Preceded in death by a brother, Dinsmore.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Moose Whipkey; a daughter, Carolyn Sue Lee (Robert) of Warren, OH; a son, David of Cameron; two sisters, Pat Pryor of Baltimore, MD and Vera King of Everett, PA; three grandchildren; four great?grandchildren.

There will be no visitation. Arrangements incomplete at the Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, November 2, 1942

GEORGE F. WHIPKEY STRICKEN SUDDENLY

George Franklin Whipkey, 63, native of Woodruff and life resident of Marshall county, died suddenly Saturday while en route from a shipping trip to his home in Cameron.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock in the home of West Main street, Cameron, to be followed by additional rites at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Carmel church. Rev. Fred Bishop of the Cameron Methodist church will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Carmel cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Whipkey and four sons, James of Baltimore; Jacob of Ft. Thomas, Ky.; Gilbert of Painesville, O. and Edgar of Cameron; a daughter, Miss Juanita of Cameron; three sisters; Mrs. Ida Gould of Moundsville; Mrs. W. H. Isiminger of Woodruff and Mrs. Stella Virgin of Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, April 27, 1992

GILBERT WHIPKEY DIED FRIDAY

Gilbert S. Whipkey, 68, of 59 Gable Ave., Cameron, died Friday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. He was a retired truck driver, a Protestant and a navy veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ethel Stanley Whipkey; a brother, Edgar, in 1972.

Surviving are his wife, Betty N. Rhome Whipkey; a daughter, Brenda S. Howard of Cameron; two brothers, Jacob of Wheeling and James of Scio; a sister, Juanita Strope of Cameron; a grandson.

Services were held at 1 p.m. today at Charles E. Anderson and Sons Funeral Home, Cameron. Interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Cameron. American Legion Post No. 18 will conduct military graveside services.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Wednesday, February 6, 1985

GLADYS WHIPKEY DIED TUESDAY

Gladys Whipkey, 85, of R.D. No. 4, Cameron, died Tuesday night at Glendale Hospital.

She was born Feb. 28, 1899, in Marshall County, daughter of George and Elizabeth Wilson Riggle.

She was a member of the Mt. Hope Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Herbert A. Whipkey; five sons, W. Donald, Gaylord Andrew, Robert E., and Ronald A., all of Cameron; Arnold of Detroit, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. William (Janet Lee) Foster of Moundsville; seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great?grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Wednesday 7?9 p.m. and Thursday 2?4 and 7?9 p.m.

Final arrangements are incomplete.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, February 7, 1985

WHIPKEY RITES FRI. MORNING

Funeral arrangements for Gladys Whipkey of RD 4, Cameron, will be as follows:

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home Thursday 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m.

Officiating will be Rev. J. Thomas Steele of Moundsville Baptist Church.

Interment will be in Wolf Run Baptist Church Cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Wednesday, August 24, 1949

HANNAH WHIPKEY RITES THURSDAY

Funeral service for Mrs. Hannah Whipkey, 84, who died at the home of a son, Walter Whipkey, High street, Cameron, Tuesday morning, will be held from the son's residence Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock.

Services will also be conducted at the Wolf Run Baptist church at 2 p.m. with Rev. J. M. Carmichael, officiating. Interment will be made in Wolf Run cemetery.

Surviving are: a son, Walter Whipkey of Cameron; one sister, Mrs. George Dunn, Wolf Run; one brother, John Whipkey of Moundsville and seven grandchildren and nine great?grandchildren.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Wednesday, August 7, 1985

HERBERT WHIPKEY DIED TUESDAY

Herbert A. Whipkey, 85, of RD 4, Cameron, died Tuesday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 11, 1900, in Marshall County, so of George and Annie Porter Whipkey.

He was a retired employee of the former U.S. Stamping, and a member of Wolf Run Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Essie Gladys Riggle Whipkey, Feb. 1985, and a daughter, Charlotte Whipkey.

He is survived by five sons, Donald, Gaylord Andrew, Robert, and Ronald of Cameron; and Arnold of Detroit; a daughter, Mrs. William (Janet Lee) Foster of Moundsville; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Veta) Stewart of Cannonsburg, PA.; and Mrs. Wiley (Naomie) Garey of Glen Easton; seventeen grandchildren; and sixteen great?grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson avenue, Moundsville, Wednesday, 7?9 p.m. and Thursday, 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. where services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. J. Thomas Steele officiating.

Interment will be in Wolf Run cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, September 24, 1998

JACOB WHIPKEY DIED WEDNESDAY

Jacob Coe Whipkey, 76 of Wheeling, formerly of Cameron, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, in Leona's Personal Care Home, Moundsville. He was a retired employee as a laborer and truck driver, a former truck driver for the mail service, a Protestant and an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Franklin and Ethel Stanley Whipkey; two brothers, Edgar and Gilbert.

Surviving are a son, Chauncey Leadley of Wheeling; a brother, James W. of Dover, Ohio; a sister Juanita Strope of Cameron.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville, Pa.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


MRS. JACOB WHIPKEY

[Source: Wheeling Daily Intelligencer, Tuesday, January 2, 1894]

[Under Moundsville column]

Mrs. Jacob Whipkey, aged fifty years, died Sunday evening of typhoid fever. The funeral will take place today near Cameron.

(Cheryl McCombs)


WHIPKEY, James Wilbur, 77, of Cameron, W.Va. passed away Wednesday July 6, 2011 at home.

Son of the late Wilbur and Lucille Slonaker Whipkey. He was a member of the Cameron Presbyterian Church. A 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Virginia. Jim loved to travel. He was in broadcasting and retired from Children's Services out of Columbus, Ohio.

Surviving are one daughter Stephanie Settle and husband Bob of Dubuque, Iowa; two grandchildren Matthew Settle of New York, N.Y. and Elizabeth Settle of Atlanta, Georgia.

Friends received Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home 39 Maple Ave. Cameron, W.Va. where services will be held Sunday July 10, 2011 at 2 p.m. with pastor Ron McCoy officiating. Interment in Centennial Cemetery, Aleppo, Pa.

(Donna Hesse)


Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, March 1, 1962

JOHN WHIPKEY DIED WEDNESDAY

John Whipkey, 77, of 305 8th street, died at the Reynolds Memorial hospital, Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., following a lengthy illness. He had been a resident of 404 Ninth street for a number of years, only recently moving to eighth. He was born at Cameron, March 29, 1884, son of the late Alexander and Rachel Ann Bloomfield Whipkey. He has been a resident of Moundsville for the past 40 years, and was last employed at the State Road Commission.

Surviving are his wife, Opal Whipkey, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Marietta Murphy, Mrs. Gerry Stanley, Mrs. Sharron Burton and Nancy Ann Doody of Moundsville; two sons, Floyd Whipkey of Pittsburgh, Pa., and John L. of Moundsville; one step?son, Robert Littell, of Orange, Texas.

Friends may be received at the Grisell's Funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Moundsville Daily Echo, Friday, March 2, 1962

WHIPKEY SERVICES SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Services for John Whipkey 77, of 395 Eighth street, who died Wednesday, will be held from Grisell's Funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Andrew Laney of the First Christian church in charge. Burial will follow in Highland cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, June 26, 1962

J. E. WHIPKEY DIED SUDDENLY

Joseph Edward Whipkey, 76, of Star Rt. 2, Cameron, died very suddenly Monday, June 25, at 11:15 o'clock, enroute from his home to the office of Dr. Grimm, in Cameron.

He was born April 13, 1884, at Wolf Run, son of James and Mary Coant Whipkey. He spent his entire life in this county, and was a member of Kausooth Church of Christ.

His first wife, Pearl Clouston Whipkey, preceded him in death several years ago. His second wife, Metta Porter Whipkey, died Sept. 3, 1961.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Winifred Robinson of Rogersville, Pa.; and Mrs. Touris Nuss and Mrs. Thelma Yeater of Cameron; and a step?daughter, Mrs. Cleo Matthews and a step?son, Herman Porter, both of Cameron.

There are also eight grandchildren, two great?grandchildren, a brother, John Whipkey of Canton, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Shirley Mitchell of Strausburg, Ohio; Mrs. May Wilson of Big Springs, W. Va., and Mrs. Dollie Starcjer of Five Forks, W. Va.

Friends are being received at the Antill funeral home in Cameron, where services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Bro. Wallace Skipper of Cameron Church of Christ will officiate, and burial will in Big Run cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Thursday, September 23, 2004

LINA WHIPKEY DIED TUESDAY

Lina Lucille Slonaker Whipkey, 91, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at Westminster Thurber Community Special Care Unit for Alzheimer's patients in Columbus.

She was a retired food service manager and dietitian at the Ohio State University. Lucille was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was born October 28, 1912 in Wheeling, the second of 10 children of Jacob Atlee Slonaker and Ethel Rae McCracken.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Atlee Edward Slonaker and Herbert C. "Pete" Slonaker; three sisters, Grayce Sania, Rosalie Swim and Aletha Keller.

She is survived by one son, James W. Whipkey of Columbus; granddaughter, Stephanie Settle of Sugar Hill, GA; and two great?grandchildren, Matthew and Elizabeth.

Other survivors include three sisters, Imogene Criswell of Columbus, Anna Tweedlie of McMechen, June Scheider of Wheeling; and one brother, Clarence A. "Bud" Slonaker of Glendora, CA; and 21 nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Woodyard Funeral Home, 1346 S. High Street, Columbus.

Friends and relatives will be received from 5 until time of service at 7 p.m. Friday. Commitment service will immediately follow. Interment at Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, May 29, 1990

MARY WHIPKEY DIED SATURDAY

Mary E. (Redd) Whipkey, age 94, of the Cameron Health Care Center, Cameron, died Saturday at the Center. She was born September 21, 1895 in Marshall County, the daughter of Frank and Rachael Hamilton Redd. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Cameron.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Whipkey in 1955; one sister, Margaret Bane and three brothers, Frank, John, and Robert Redd.

Surviving are two sons, Carl F. Whipkey and Walter Whipkey, Jr. both of Cameron; five daughters, Mrs. Noel (Dorothy) Nelson of West Alexander, PA., Mrs. Anna Lee Burns of Wind Ridge, Pa., Mrs. Jack (Sara) Santee of Hundred, WV, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Wright of Brownsville, PA., and Mrs. Charles (Wilma) Ross of Cameron, WV; two sisters, Helen Allen and Ethel Bane both of Cameron, WV; 18 grandchildren, 24 great?grandchildren and 16 great?great?grandchildren.

Friends will be received Monday 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Steven Newman officiating. Interment in Beelers Station Cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Saturday, January 25, 1986

WHIPKEY MEMORIAL SERVICES MONDAY

Arrangements for Phillip Dinsmore Whipkey, 72, of 54 North avenue, Cameron, who died Thursday in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, are as follows:

There will be no visitation.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, Cameron. Interment will be in Highland cemetery, Cameron.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Charles E. Anderson and Sons Funeral Home, Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, June 20, 1955

MRS. ROSELLA WHIPKEY DIED SUNDAY, FUNERAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Rosella Carmichael Whipkey died Sunday morning at 9:55 o'clock in the home of her daughter Mrs. Leona Richmond in Moundsville. She had been ill a long time.

Mrs. Whipkey was born at Beelers Station, Nov. 9, 1876, a daughter of James and Julia Allen Carmichael.

Her husband, the late Cornelius Whipkey whom she married May 24, 1894, preceded her in death in 1942. She was a member of the Wolf Run Baptist church, and spent all her life in that community.

Surviving are two sons; Encil and Clyde Whipkey of Cameron, and four daughters; Leona Richmond and Rosaline Murphy of Moundsville; Hazel Scherich of Beech Bottom, and Julia Lightner of Cameron; four brothers and one sister; Martin, Thomas, William and Rev. James Carmichael and Mary Denny all of Cameron RD; 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

She will be removed from the Antil funeral home at Cameron, to the home of her son Encil Whipkey of Wolf Run this Monday morning.

There will be brief services at the home at 2 o'clock Tuesday, followed by services at the Wolf Run Baptist church at 2:30 p.m.

The Rev. McKinney of New Albany, Indiana, will conduct the services.

Interment will follow in the Wolf Run Baptist cemetery.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Tuesday, May 10, 1966

SPENCER WHIPKEY OF CAMERON DIES, RITES THURSDAY

Spencer W. Whipkey, 78, of RD 4, Green Valley Road, Cameron, died at 2 p.m. Monday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 1, 1888, in Greene County, Pa., he was the son of James and Anna Tedrow Whipkey. A retired employee of the manufacturers Light and Heat Co., he was a member of the Columbian Club and the First Brethren Church in Cameron. His brother, Harry, died in 1947.

Surviving are his wife, Lydia Leota Masters Whipkey; two sons Phillip Dinsmore and George J. of Cameron; one daughter Mrs. Vera King of Cameron; one stepdaughter Mrs. Patty Blake of Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Barnhart of Deep Valley, Pa., and Mrs. Melissa Weaver of Washington, Pa.; one brother, Charles of Newton Falls, Ohio; five grandchildren; and three great?grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Charles Anderson Funeral Home, Cameron, after 7 p.m. today where services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Presnell officiating. Interment at Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Wednesday, October 31, 1990

WALTER WHIPKEY DIED TUESDAY

Walter Whipkey, 62, of North Ave., Cameron, died Tuesday at home. He was a retired employee of Wheeling Machine Products Co. and a member of the First Christian Church, Cameron.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Ellen Riggle Whipkey; a son, Rex of Moundsville; a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Debbie) Blake of Moundsville; a brother, Carl of Cameron; five sisters, Mrs. Noel (Dorothy) Nelson of West Alexander, Ann Burns of Wind Ridge, PA., Mrs. Jack Sarah) Santee of Hundred, Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Wright of Brownsville, PA., and Mrs. Charles (Wilma Jean) Ross of Cameron; four grandchildren; a great?grandson.

Friends received 2?4 and 7?9 p.m. Thursday at Charles E. Anderson & Sons Funeral Home, Cameron. Arrangements are incomplete.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


Moundsville Daily Echo, Monday, July 25, 1955

WALTER WHIPKEY, FORMER DEALER HERE, DIED SAT.

Walter L. Whipkey of 326 South Main street, Woodsfield, Ohio, died in Reynolds Memorial hospital Saturday afternoon at 1:45 after six months illness, in his 62nd year.

He was for fifteen years the Moundsville Chevrolet dealer in the building on Tomlinson avenue now occupied by Genuine Parts and moved to Woodsfield fifteen years ago, where he was Chevrolet and Oldsmobile dealer till his death.

He was a member of the Woodsfield Methodist church, Cameron Lodge 17 AF & AM Masons, Cameron, W. Va.

Surviving are seven children; Mrs. Noel Nelson of Cameron, Carl Whipkey of Cameron, Mrs. Allen Burns of Wind Ridge, Pa., Mrs. Jack Santee of Hundred, Mrs. Robert Wright of Brownsville, Pa., Walter Whipkey, Jr. of Cameron, Mrs. Charles Ross, of Warren, Ohio; fifteen grandchildren.

The body was removed to Grisell's where services will be held Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Dale Cole of the Woodsfield Methodist church in charge, interment in Highland cemetery, Cameron.

Services at the cemetery will be in charge of the Masonic Lodge.

Submitted by Eric Anderson.


White, Albert J. "Abby"

Grisell Funeral Home Obit - August 18, 2006

White, Albert J. “Abby”, age 61 of RD#2, Proctor died Friday at home.

He was born December 11, 1944 in Moundsville, WV the son of the late, Walter L. and Nora Wise White.

He was a Protestant by faith.

Survivors include nine sisters, Mary Burge, with whom he lived, Violet J. Wood, Cecil Truax, Erma Carney, Orpha (Bob) Ross and Nancy (Dave) Brumbaugh, all of Moundsville, Twila Jean Adams of Glen Dale, WV, Bobbi Sue Nester and Connie Current, both of Grafton, WV, a brother; Mickey (Carol) White of Melbern, OH and numerous nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Monday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, Moundsville. Where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11am. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Obituary, Information on HAZEL NAOMI RIGGS STRAWN WHITE

White, Hazel Naomi Riggs Strawn, 90, of Valley Grove, Ohio County, West Virginia, died Saturday (March 12, 1988) at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV. She was born November 3, 1897 at Viola, Marshall County, WV, (a daughter of Elza Riggs and Mary Elizabeth Dague Riggs.) Mrs. White was a member of Dallas United Methodist Church, Dallas, WV and the Ohio County Homemakers Association. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John S. Strawn on Sept. 10, 1964; her second husband, Lee White, in 1968; a a son Harold, in 1986; a daughter, Helen Blazier in 1977; a step son; a brother; a grandson; a great grandson; and a great great granddaughter. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Roy (Easter) Pethtel of Washington, PA; Mrs. Paul (Elizabeth) Hoy of Montgomery, Michigan; Mrs. Dale (Mary Lee) Jorgenson of Kirksville, Missouri; Mrs. Harold (Naomi) Miller of Valley Grove, WV; Mrs. Dieter (Martha Mae) Hoffman of New Lenox, Illinois; and Mrs. Willard (Colleen) Martsoff of Beloit, Ohio; three sons, Edward Strawn of East Palestine, Ohio; William Strawn of Carmichael, California; and James Strawn of Charleston, WV; a step son, Richard White of Elm Grove; a sister, Pansy Clovis of Claysville, PA; four brothers, Harry Dague Riggs of Dallas, WV; Robert T. Riggs of Elm Grove; Ralph Riggs of Houston Texas; and Earl Riggs of San Antonio, Texas; 45 grandchildren; 71 great grandchildren; 15 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends received at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV, 2-9 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be there at 1 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Ruth Simmons officiating. Interment at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor choice.

Source: Obituary, Death Notice in "Wheeling News-Register," Wheeling, WV, Sunday, March 13, 1988 page 2. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


White, Virginia Littleton Nice

Grisell Funeral Home Obit - September 7, 2006

White, Virginia Littleton Nice, age 91 of Magnolia Avenue, Moundsville, WV died Thursday, September 7, 2006 at home.

She was born October 19, 1914 in Moundsville, the daughter of the late John and Myrtle Woods Littleton.

She was a Protestant by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands; Otis Nice and Christopher White, an infant daughter; Nancy Jane, a great-grandson; Randy Rickman and twelve brothers and sisters.

Survivors include three sons; John (Mary) Nice, Donald (Mary) White and Homer (Bonnie) White, all of Moundsville, three daughters; Mary Walton, Maxine Rickman, both of Moundville and Elizabeth (Thomas) Springer of McMechen, WV, a brother; Stanley (Elizabeth) Littleton of Moundsville, a sister; Betty (Franklin) Kaemmerling of Moundsville, twenty grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 12-3 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville where funeral services will be held Monday at 3pm with Rev. Ronald Wilfong officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 132 Peters Run Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


Mary Georgeanna Tribett Whitecotton
[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, June 25, 1986]

WHITECOTTON, Mary Georgeanna Tribett, 25, of North Park, Wheeling, died Wednesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. She was a former member of St. James Catholic Church, McMechen, and a student at Wheeling Beauty College. Surviving are her husband, Brian K. Whitecotton; a son, Joshua and a daughter, Melanie, both at home; her parents, Robert and Patricia Pickett Tribett of McMechen; two brothers, Robert N. Tribett of McMechen and Eugene Tribett of Texas; a sister, Tana Kritz of Moundsville, Mrs. Dale (Victoria) Furbee of Glendale; several nieces and nephews. Arrangements pending at Altmeyer Funeral, 214 Marshall St., McMechen.

McMechen Woman Killed, 3 Injured in Car-Truck Crash
[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, June 25, 1986]

"A McMechen woman was killed, and her sister and two Moundsville juveniles were injured early this morning when the car in which they were riding collided with a south-bound tractor-trailer at a traffic light on W.Va. 2, four miles south of Moundsville. Mary G. Whitecotton, 25, of 1308 Marshall St., McMechen, was pronounced dead on arrival at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale, shortly after the accident which occured at 2:30 a.m. today, authorities said....."

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


June L. Gockstetter Whitehouse

WHITEHOUSE, June L. Gockstetter, 80, of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away on Monday, January 15, 2007 in the Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Center, Wheeling.

She was born April 6, 1926 in Benwood, W.Va., the daughter of the late August L. and Nettie Fowler Gockstetter.

She was a Lutheran by faith; and was self employed at Custom House Antiques.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Frederick Whitehouse in 1995 and a brother, Jack Gockstetter.

Surviving are a daughter, Rona Horafakis of Wheeling; a grandson, Robin Reed and his wife, Shari, of Wellsburg, W.Va.; and twin great-grand children, Kyle and Katie Reed.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the Kepner Funeral Home, National Rd at Bethany Pike, Wheeling, with Pastor R. Paul Schafer officiating.

Interment in Mt Olivet Cemetery, Mt Olivet, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio County Animal Shelter, Rd 2, Box 370BB, Triadelphia, WV 26059.


News-Register - Wheeling, W.Va. Monday, April 5, 2004

Whitfield, Darlene, 63, of Sixth Street, McMechen, W.Va., died Saturday, April 3, 2004 at home.

She was born October 6, 1940, in Wheeling, W.Va., the daughter of the late Albert and Audra Huggins Whitfield.

She participated in the WV Special Olympics, where she received numerous medals throughout the years. She was a member of the First Christian Church, McMechen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Andrea Whitfield.

Survivors include four brothers, Bill Whitfield and his wife, Doris, of Glen Dale, W.Va., Don Whitfield and his wife, Imogene, and Ed Whitfield, all of Moundsville, W.Va. and Tom Whitfield of McMechen; two sisters, Eleanor Brannen of Glen Dale and Betty Jo Hoyle and her husband, Jim, of Ocala, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Monday, April 5, 2004, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William H. Barger officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the WV Special Olympics, P.O. Box 2101, Parkersburg, WV, 26102.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


Whitlatch, Dewey Howard

April 25, 2007

Whitlatch, Dewey Howard, age 82 of Short Poplar Avenue, Moundsville, WV died Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV.

He was born July 4, 1924 in Moundsville the son of the late, Dewey E. and Mae Riggs Whitlatch.

He was a WWII Navy Veteran, a retired fireman from the Moundsville Fire Department; having worked 29 years, a Protestant by faith and he loved to hunt and fish.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers; Glenn and Jack Whitlatch, a sister; Betty Rickrode and an infant grandson; Reggie Norman Whitlatch.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years; Nancy Carmichael Whitlatch, two sons; Dewey Norman (Jackie) Whitlatch of Shadyside, OH and Randy (Debby) Whitlatch of Moundsville, three grandchildren; Amity Whitlatch-Dayton (Dave) of Wellsburg, WV, Kiley Whitlatch of Wheeling, WV and Kelsey Whitlatch of Weirton, WV., four sisters; Louise (Raymond) Hoyt, Peggy Olnick, Kay Reilly and Brenda Geho, all of Moundsville, a brother; Paul (Betty) Whitlatch of Moundsville, three brothers-in-law; Durwood Wright, Gary (Shirley) Carmichael, all of Moundsville and David (Louise Jane) Carmichael of Cameron, a sister-in-law; Cathy Hummel of Moundsville and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 6-9pm and Saturday from 12noon until time of funeral service at 1pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville where the Moundsville Honor Guard will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northern WV, 3711 Morgantown Industrial Park, Morgantown, WV 26501 or Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling, 1610 Eoff St., Wheeling, WV 26003.


ADA ARELA WHORTON

The Star News, Sistersville, W.Va., June 24, 1981

Ada Arela Whorton, age 85, of Moundsville, W.Va., died June 13, 1981 at Glen Dale, W.Va. She was a member of the Seventh Day Church of God at Tom's Run, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her husband, Junies W. Whorton, in 1957, and by her son, Rosmom Whorton, in 1980. Surviving are two daughters, Wilda Gould of Moundsville, and Mrs. Manford (Georgia) Yoho of New Martinsville, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Moundsville, W.Va.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Obituary, Information on ROBERT "LARRY" WIEDEBUSCH

Services Are Set For State Senator Wiedebusch

Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. for West Virginia State Senator Robert "Larry" Wiedebusch, 61, of Fern Lane, Glen Dale, Marshall County, WV, who died Saturday, Oct. 25, 1997, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV.

Wiedebusch, who had been battling lung cancer, died several hours after being taken to the hospital Saturday afternoon. He died around 6 p.m.

A Democrat who had represented the second senatorial district since 1988, Wiedebusch had also served six terms in the House of Delegates from 1974-1984.

Wiedebusch was unable to attend the Legislature interim session held last week in Hancock County because of his illness.

Lawmakers who served with Wiedebusch said that he was a person who could be counted on for support, regardless of political affiliation.

Former Governor Arch A. Moore, Jr., a Republican, described Wiedebusch as a "very effective member of the legislature"

"I was privileged to have him as a member of the legislature in two of my three terms in office," Moore said Sunday.

Weidebusch, he said "wanted to be in the best position he could to obtain the most knowledge and do the most he could to help the residents of his district and the State."

Former GOP State Senator William Gilligan of Sistersville, who represented the 2nd District from 1971 to 1982 said he often worked with Weidebusch when he was in the House of Delegates

"He and I were friends, I was shocked and saddened to learn of his death," Gilligan said. "I don't think that we had any conflicts. We worked very well together."

Delegate Kenneth Tucker D-Marshall, said "Marshall County as lost a great representative."

Governor Cecil H. Underwood has 10 days to appoint a successor to Weidebusch in the 34-member Senate.

At the time of his death, Weidebusch was serving as chairman of the Senate Committee on Government Organization, one of four major committees in the Senate. He was also a member of the Rules Committee and committees on the Judiciary; Banking and Insurance; Labor; Natural Resources and Transportation. In addition, he was a member of the Southern Legislative Conference. Weidebusch was first elected to the Senate in 1988 and was re elected in 1992 and 1996.

As a member of the House of Delegates, Weidebusch served on nearly every major Committee as well as serving as Assistant Majority Leader, Majority Whip, Chairman of the Committee on Government Organization and the Committee On Industry and Labor.

He was the first legislator in West Virginia history to appear before the International Trade Commission in Washington, DC and was one of 10 legislators selected to participate in a trade mission to the Republic of China.

Wiedebusch attended Marshall University for two years on a full basketball scholarship to and also attended Alderson-Boarddus at Philippi, WV.

He was a member of the Marshall County Democratic Men's Club; Marshall Union Lodge No. 8, AF & AM, Moundsville; Moundsville Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1087; Little Price Lodge No. 79 of the Knights of Pythis, Moundsville; Moundsville Elks Lodge No. 282; the Earl Francis Post No. 3 of the American Legion, Moundsville; the Moundsville Lines Club; and the Garibaidi Lodge.

Wiedebusch was also a member of the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce; the Marshall County Economic and Development Council and Business Development Organization, Economic Development Strategy Committee, the West Virginia State Menpower Services Council, LOOM, Mechanical Maintenance Association, Local Utility Union of America and the Fire Board Authority.

He was also former chaplain and president of the Civitian Club; a lifetime member of the State Parent Teacher Association. He served on the board of directors of the United Way, the Marshall County Cancer Society, Marshall County Senior Citizens and was a Kentucky Colonel.

He was a member of the Simpson United Methodist Church, Moundsville, and an Army veteran.

Wiedebusch was born March 6, 1936, in Marshall County, the son of the late Robert and Clara Bunner Wiedebusch.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Francis Archer Wiedebusch, whom he married Feb. 26, 1959; a son, Robert Wiedebusch of Glen Dale, WV; two daughters, Terri Wiedebusch Chambers of Moundsville and Jill Wiedebusch Burkhart of Fairmont, WV; three grandchildren, Cory and Kristin Chambers and Tyler Burkhart.

Friends received 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Grisell Funeral Home for 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Dr. William E. Calhoun officiating. Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville. Masonic graveside services by Marshall Union League Lodge No. 8, AF & AM. The Moundsville Order of the Eastern Star will hold services 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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

SPECIAL NOTE: A photograph of Senator Larry Wiedebusch was included in the newspaper article.

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News-Register," Wheeling, WV, Monday, 27 October 1997 page 4. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


MADELYN MARTIN WIETHE DIED TUESDAY

[Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, September 3, 1975]

Madelyn Martin Wiethe, 70, of 1209 Fourth Street, Moundsville, died Tuesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

She was born October 14, 1904 in Moundsville, the daughter of the late Michael and Phillipine Kull Brantner.

She was an employee of the Moundsville Credit Bureau, a member of the Moundsville First United Presbyterian Church and Lady Elks.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, J. Frank Martin and her second husband, Joseph Wiethe.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Mary Frances) Rogerson of Copperas Cove, Texas and two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Bryson and Mrs. Nell Whitfield, both of Moundsville; and four grandchildren.

Friends are being received at the Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral Arrangements are incomplete.

[Source: Moundsville Daily Echo, September 4, 1975]

Friends are being received at the Grisell Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9, Thursday for Madelyn Martin Wiethe, of 1209 Fourth Street, Moundsville who died Tuesday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

Services will be conducted Friday at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William N. C. Curtis officiating.

Interment will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery.

Submitted by Scot Martin Rogerson.


HESTER CONKLIN WILHELM

Source: Newspaper clipping; no name, no date.

Hester Conklin Wilhelm, widow of the late John Wilhelm of Union District, Tyler County, W.Va., died at her home in Friendly, W. Va., Mar. 25, 1926. Mrs. Wilhelm was born near Moundsville, Marshall County, W.Va., May 4, 1841. She was 84 years of age at her death. Hester and John Wilhelm were married July 2, 1867 and moved to Tyler County and located on the farm near Oak Grove Church on the Ohio Hill back of Long Reach. They were the parents of three children. One died at an early age and her daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Hissam, died a number of years ago, leaving her husband and a son. The deceased is survived by her son, Zene A. Wilhelm, of Henrietta, Oklahoma, and the following grandchildren: Charles Hissam of Oilton, Oklahoma, Harlie Hissam of Columbus, Ohio, Garnet Hissam of Holiday's Cove, W.Va., Loomis Wilhelm of Washington, D.C., and Roby Wilhelm of Bryant, Oklahoma. The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church of Sistersville, W.Va. After her husband's death, she moved to Friendly. Funeral services were held at Friendly and the body was taken to the Oak Grove Church where other services were held by Dr. D. B. Lloyd. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery beside her husband.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


July 14th, 1919 - Moundsville Echo

ALBERT R WILLIAMS DIES SUNDAY NIGHT

Albert R. Williams died at 11 o'clock Sunday evening at his home on Western Sixth Street after a long sickness with heart trouble.

Mr. Williams was born in Belmont County, Ohio, April 4, 1869. When he was three years of age he came to Birch Ridge, this county and he spent the remainder of his life in this county. He lived in Moundsville for the past 26 years. In early life he united with the Presbyterian Church and was superintendent of the Sunday School and taught a class for a while. He was a carpenter by trade. He was twice married, his first wife dying about fourteen years ago. On June 5th, 1908 he married Miss Rachel Fisher Lucas.

His wife, one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Loy of Des Moines, Iowa, and two sons, Mortimer Williams of Columbus, Ohio and Friend of this city and one stepson, two sisters, Mrs. McHenry of Reader adn Mrs. Blanche Freedle at Fairview, near Proctor and one brother at Roney's Point survive him.

The funeral will be held some time Wednesday.

Submitted by Michael McDonald.


BESSIE O. WILLIAMS

"Wheeling News Register," May, 1986

Bessie O. Williams, 79, of 405 Washington Ave., Moundsville, died Thursday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was a retired teacher for the Marshall County Board of Education and a member of Simpson United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Buster Williams; several nieces and nephews. Friends received at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Final arrangements are incomplete. (She was the sister of Alton Paul Yeater, Sr.)

NOTE: Bessie Ofiela Yeater Williams was born 31 JAN 1907 at Proctor, Wetzel Co., WV. She died 1 MAY 1986 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, WV. Married 22 JUL 1946, Marshall Co., WV.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Williams, Clarence "Junior"

Grisell Funeral Home Obit - August 18, 2006

Williams, Clarence “Junior” age 77, of Moundsville died Friday, August 18, 2006 at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

He was born September 3, 1928 in Moundsville, the son of the late Clarence M. and Mabel F. Huggins Williams.

He was a Korean Army Veteran, an avid hunter, and a Protestant by faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Bonnell; six brothers, Wayne, Charles, John, Curtis, Donald, and Jack Williams; a sister, Willa Blake and two great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Mabel “Juanita” Richmond Williams; two daughters, Donna (Ronnie Pyles) Williams of Moundsville and Diana (Bruce) Midcap of Graysville; two sons, Franklin (Glenna) Williams and Daniel (Becky) Williams both of Moundsville; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from 12-3 and 7-9pm at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave. Moundsville where funeral services will be held Monday at 1pm with Pastor Paul K. Smith officiating. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs


Infant Daughter Williams
[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, March 18, 1949]

Infant Williams Dies

The infant daughter of George and Ruth Marple Williams, residents of 27 Tenth street, McMechen, died this morning at 4 o'clock in Wheeling hospital shortly after birth. In addition to the parents surviving are a sister, Mary Ann Wiliams and a brother, Wayne R. Williams, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Marple, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clemens R. Williams, of McMechen. The body was removed to the Altmeyer funeral home, where services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock, followed by interment in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Submitted by Cheryl McCombs.


JASPER NEWTON WILLIAMS [s/o John Cross & Samantha (Burch) Williams; b Nov 2, 1878, d Mar 27, 1959]

J. N. Williams Green Valley died earllier today.

J. N. Williams of Green Valley, Cameron passed away at his home this morning March 27, at 6:45 o'clock after a long illness. He was born in Marshall Co Nov 2 1878 a son of the late John and Samantha Burch Williams and spent most of his life in Moundsville. he was a memeber of the Mt. Ollivet Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lulu Williams 2 sons Earl Cross of Rd# 2 Cameron, and Ray Williams of Sherrard. 2 daughters Mrs Mary Belle McGranahan of Weirton and Mrs. Samanatha Jones of Cameron. 2 brothers Friend Williams of Moundsville, and Earl Williams. 2 sisters Mrs. George Markwood and Mrs.Bessie Hinerman both of Mc Mechen and 15 grandchildren. The body is at the Grisell Funeral Home of Fifth St., pending funeral arrangements.

Submitted by Michael McDonald.


JOHN CROSS WILLIAMS - [s/o John & Elizabeth (Stringer) Williams; b Sept 3, 1842 d May 7, 1945.]

May 8th 1945 - Moundsville Daily Echo (OBIT CORRECTION)

Service Thurs for J. C. Williams Funeral services will be held Thur afternoon at 2:00 at the Grisell Funeral Home for J. C. Williams 102. Marshall Counties oldest resident who died Monday evening. Rev. E. M Flanigan, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church will conduct the rites and burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In yesterday's paper the Echo had the place of residence as an error. The Williams family quite recently moved to what is known as the Bert McNinch farm on the Lone Oak Road, which turns off Route 250 just east of Camp Washington and toward Wolf Run. The Willliams Family had resided for some years on the former Miss Sallie Cresap farm on Cresap Hill road near Taylors Ridge.

Obit Echo May 7 1945

J. C. Williams 103 stricken

John C. Willliams age 103 years last Sept oldest resident of Marshall County died at the home of son, J. N. Williams on Cresap Hill Road this morning at 6:30 o'clock. He had been ill but a few days and up until 2 years ago had kept the dairy barn in good shape. He was a native of Belmont Co. Ohio born Sept 3, 1842, a son of the late John C. and Elizabeth Stringer Williams. He came to Marshall Co when he was 15 yrs old and spent the rest of his life in this area. He was a member of Grace Chapel Methodist Church on Burch Ridge. Until recent years he did considerable work around the farm despite his age. Surviving are 3 sons: J. N. Williams, Earl C. Williams of Wellsburg and Friend Willliams of Moundsville, 3 daughters Mrs. Mary Belle Coulter at home Mrs. Georgia Markwood of McMechen and Mrs. Bessie Hindman of Steubenville, OH. 12 grandchildren 11 g-grand children. The body is at Grisell Funeral home pending arrangements of services.

Submitted by Michael McDonald.


MAE RACHEL LUCAS WILLIAMS

Source: Journal, Moundsville, W.Va.

Thursday, December 24, 1942

Mrs. Mae Rachel Williams, 62, widow of the late Albert Williams, died at 7:30 o’clock this morning at her home, 1310 Purdy Avenue. She had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill for three weeks. She was born at Limestone, August 8, 1880, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Elizabeth M. Lucas, and was a life resident of Marshall County. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier’s Catholic Church. She is survived by one son, George Fisher, who is in the United States Army, stationed at Camp McClellan, Alabama, and two grandsons, George Fisher, in the United States Air Corp at Ardmore, Oklahoma, and John Carl Fisher of Moundsville. She also leaves one great-grandson, Charles Edward Coleman. The body is at the Riggs Funeral Home, where it will be taken to St. Francis Xavier’s Church for mass, to be celebrated by the Rev. Father M. J. Coghlan. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Wheeling Intelligencer, Jan 9 2005

Nellie V. Williams, 83, of Second Street, Moundsville, died Saturday, January 8, 2005 in Belmont Manor, St. Clairsville, OH. She was born May 1, 1921 in Marshall County, daughter of the late Thomas and Clara Nettie Henry McLaughlin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Williams, three brothers, Virgil, Earl and Cliff McLaughlin.

Surviving are two daughters, Phyllis Ostrander of Moundsville, and Charlotte (Paul) Merselis of Bettendorf, Iowa; two sons, Lemoyne (Donna) Williams of Moundsville and Jim (Beth) Williams of Walkersville, MD.; one brother, Delbert (Eleanor) McLaughlin of Ohio; one sister, Anna Mae (Bill) Phillips of Ohio; nine grandchildren, Rich (Pat) Ostrander, Lisa (Steven) Morton, Jeff Williams, Chris (Char) Williams, Mark, Matt and Stacey Williams, Scott and Shawn Merselis; eight great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 12-3 and 7-9 at the Grisell Funeral Home and Creamatory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Monday at 3 p.m. with Re. Dr. William E. Calhoun officiating. Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery, Moundsville, WV

Submitted by Donna Hesse.


From: "Moundsville Daily Echo" - June 28, 1918.

FORK RIDGE WOMAN DIES FROM STROKE

Mrs. Rebecca Williams died at her home on Fork Ridge, Sunday evening at 5:30 o'clock. She suffered a paralytic stroke last Tuesday.

The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at Oak Grove M. E. church. Mrs. Williams was about 85 years of age and is survived by one son S. L. Johnson who lived with her. She had always lived on Fork Ridge.

Submitted by Bonnie Van Orden.


"Moundsville Daily Echo," Wednesday, 31 JAN 1962

C J WILSON Died Tuesday Afternoon

Charles J Wilson, 76, 309 Thorn avenue, Moundsville, died at Weston Medical Center Tuesday afternoon following a two weeks illness. He was born on Bowman ridge in Marshall county, October 13, 1883, son of William and Jean Gorby Wilson. He was a farmer and school teacher and moved to Moundsville in 1926. He was a watchman at the Fostoria Glass company until he retired.

He was a meber of Calvary Methodist church and 50 year member of the Little Prince Lodge No 79 K of P.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs Ella Wilson, at home; three sons, Forrest Wilson of Moundsville, Charles Wilson at home, Jack Wilson of Moundsville; four daughters, Mrs Edison Rine of Woodsdale, Wheeling; Mrs Howard Wilson of Tulsa, OK; Mrs Guy Davis of Springfield, MO and Mrs Dale Ward of Moundsville; eighteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Mr and Mrs Wilson celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary a year or two ago.

The body was removed to the Grisell Funeral Home at 805 Fifth street, where friends will be received after 6 pm Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 at the funeral home, with Rev Elwood Fleming of Calvary Methodist church in charge. Burial will be in the Bowman Ridge cemetery.

K of P lodge will have memorial services at the funeral home Thursday at 8 o'clock.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


CHAS WILSON, 62, Of Sherrard, Dies

Charles Wilson, 62, of Sherrard, employee of the Wheeling steel corp, died at 7:55 o'clock this morning in the Glendale hospital following a brief illness.

Deceased was born in Moundsville August 27, 1887, a son of the late Samuel and Etha Linda Fletcher Wilson. He was an elder in the Allen Grove Presbyterian church.

He is survived by his wife, Ethel Mae Fisher Wilson; two daughters, Mrs Vera Gilmore of Frankfurt, KY and Miss Claire Wilson at home; two sons Kermit at home and Clifton of Glendale; two brothers, James and Harry of Sherrard and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending.

"Moundsville Daily Echo," 29 MAR 1950

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", 9 FEB 1962

ELIZABETH BELLE WILSON

Elizabeth Belle Wilson, 91, of 303 Ninth street, here, widow of Charles B Wilson, died at the Reynolds Memorial hospital at Glendale, Thursday 3 pm following a lengthy illness. She was born November 3, 1870, on Rines Ridge, Marshall county, the daughter of the late Samuel and Phoebe Rine Gatts. Her entire life was spent in Marshall county.

She was a member of the Moundsville Baptist church and was a charter member of the Mount Hobart Baptist church on Rines ridge. Surviving are one son, Chester of Moundsville; two daughters, Mrs Freda Yoho of Moundsville, Mrs Mauna Glover of Moundsville; seventeen grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren; a son, Clyde, and a daughter, Mrs Beatrice Kelly, preceded her in death. Friends will be received after 6 pm Friday at the Grisell Funeral home here.

Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home, Sunday at 3 pm. Dr D F Desist and Rev Raymond Yoho will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn cemetery.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


Forrest Wilson

WILSON, Forrest "Hoy," 92, of Seventh Street, Moundsville, W.Va., died Monday, June 19, 2006 in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, W.Va.

He was born March 26, 1914 in Bowman Ridge, Marshall County, W.Va., the son of the late Charles Jackson and Ella Emma Alley Wilson.

He was a WWII Army Veteran; a retired storeroom manager from the former Fostoria Glass Company; a member of Simpson United Methodist Church; a former secretary/treasurer of the Moundsville Country Club; and a former Eagle Scout.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Pauline Rine, Juanita Ward and Mary Davis; a brother, Jack Wilson; and a great-grandson, Ryan Brady Blake.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Opal Garter Wilson; three daughters, Carol Ann (Donald) McVitty of North Carolina, Phyllis Jane (Charles) Blake of Tennessee and Kathryn (Roger) Tyrrell of Moundsville; a son, Ralph Wilson of Huntington, W.Va.; a brother, Charles Wilson of Moundsville; a sister, Jean Wilson of Tulsa, Okla.; ten grandchildren; twentytwo great great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchil dren; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Taylor officiating.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Monday, 27 MAR 1967

IDA ETHEL WILSON

Mrs Ida Ethel Wilson, 71, of 3 Francine Court, Moundsville, died Sunday in Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

Born February 23, 1896, in Moundsville, she was a daughter of Grant and Clara Mason Lucas. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church, in Moundsville.

Surviving are her husband B H (Bill) Wilson; two sons, Jack H of Moundsville, and John Gray of Wheeling; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs Virginia Thomas of Uhrichsville, Ohio, Mrs Myrtle West of Calif, Mrs Gertrude Shook of Sardis, Ohio and Mrs Nettie Furbee and Mrs Annie Leek, both of Moundsville.

Friends will be received at the Kirby funeral home on Grant avenue, after 7 pm, this (Monday) evening.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm with Rev J Thomas Steele of the Moundsville Baptist church in charge. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo," 6 SEP 1977

IVA WILSON Died Sunday

Iva M Wilson, 81 formerly of 68 Oak avenue, Moundsville died Sunday evening at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.

She was born May 27, 1896 in Marshall County the daughter of the late Morton and Mary Dodd Yoho.

She was a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde L Wilson; one daughter Arlin Karen Wilson; two brothers, two sisters, two half brothers and one grandchild.

Surviving are two sons, Owen Wilson and Harold Wilson, both of Moundsville; two daughters Mrs Melvin (Virginia) Riggs of Moundsville and Mrs Mable Dolin of White Sulphur Springs, WV; a sister, Mary Robinson of McGram, PA; a half brother, Woodrow Yoho of Pleasant Valley; a half sister Mrs Ada McCracken of Cameron; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Grisell Funeral Home Tuesday from 7-9 pm and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm where services will be conducted Thursday at 1 pm by Rev J Thomas Steele and Rev Raymond Yoho.

Interment will be in Mt Hobart cemetery, Proctor.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


(MRS.) JACKSON WILSON

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va., Friday, February 13, 1920

Mrs. Jackson Wilson, a very aged lady of Fork Ridge, passed away at her home at 8:15 o’clock Wednesday night following a brief illness due to bronchitis and infirmities of old age. Mrs. Wilson was past 91 years of age and was well up until about three weeks ago. Her maiden name was Bonar and she was one of the pioneers of this county. She is survived by the following children: William Wilson of Moundsville; Mrs. Ella Harris of Moundsville; Frank, David, Jennie, Eliza and Brady. Also nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive. Her husband died nearly 20 years ago. Interment was made at the Universalist Church on Fork Ridge.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


JOSEPH WILSON

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.

Friday, August 26, 1892

Mr. Joseph Wilson died at the residence of his son, Prof. Wilson, on Western Avenue, yesterday evening at 5 o’clock. His funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Obituary, Information on LAURA DAGUE WILSON

Mrs. Laura Dague Wilson, 77, a native of Marshall County, West Virginia, died last night (Thursday, July 2, 1953) at her home near Barrington, Michigan.

The deceased was born near Dallas, Marshall County, WV, on August 16, 1875, a daughter of the late Daniel Dague (Jr.) and Isabela Shoaf Dague, she lived in the vicinity until several years ago when she moved to Michigan.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Isabelle Sisco of Lake, Michigan; two sisters, Mrs. Lavicia Dague McCausland of Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV; Mrs. Elizabeth Archer of West Finley, PA; a brother, Mr. R. O. Dague of Michigan; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Burial and services will be held in Cherman City, Michigan.

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News-Register," Wheeling, WV, Friday, July 3, 1953 page 2. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague and Sylvia B. Sligar.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Obituary, Information on LUTHER J. WILSON

Wilson, Luther J., 85, of Dallas, West Virginia, died Sunday (December 13, 1992) in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale, Marshall County, WV. He was born September 25, 1907. Mr. Wilson was a farmer, a retired deputy sheriff for the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, a retired guard for the West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville; and a member of Dallas Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Andrew Wilson (1872-1926) and Peral E. Magers** Wilson (1879-1960); a brother; a sister; two grandsons; a great grandson. Surviving are his wife, Anna Toland Wilson; two sons, L. H. Duane of Dallas, WV and Robert E. of West Alexander, PA; three daughters, A. Patricia Porter of Bridgeport, Ohio; Catherine Geary of West Liberty, WV and Mary Ellen Bohon of Terra Alta, WV; a brother, Stanley of Orlando, Florida; 16 grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

Friends received 7-9 p.m. Monday at Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, WV, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment at Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

SPECIAL NOTE: His mother's maiden name was not spelled correctly in the obituary article, correction was made.

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News Register," Wheeling, WV, Monday, 14 December 1992 page 2 and Family Tree Maker, Social Securty Death Index, United States, 1937-1995. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Mr. Luther J. Wilson was a son of Elmer A. Wilson (1872-1926). Elmer's sister was Mrs. Angie Belle Wilson Dague (1874-1924), was my great- grandmother.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


Obituary of MARY VIRGINIA WILSON - "Moundsville Daily Echo"

Mary Wilson Died Tuesday

Mary V. Wilson, age 80, of RD #2, Roberts Ridge, died Tuesday (Dec. 31, 1991) at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glendale. She was born on January 26, 1911, in Moundsville, the daughter of the late Frank Burl and Edna Robinson Hill. Virginia was affiliated with the Ash Avenue Church of God, Moundsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth W., one brother, Bud Hill and one sister, Evelyn Stackhouse.

Survivors include one son, William R. Wilson, of Fullerton, CA; one brother, Donald Hill, of Moundsville; two sisters, Orah Mickey, of Moundsville and Eva Gorczyca, of Amhurst, OH; one grandson, Kenneth Wilson, and one granddaughter, Lia Williams, both of CA; three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Grisell Funeral Home. Friends will then be received on Saturday at the Ash Avenue Church of God, from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m., when services will be held with the Rev. Forrest Shaffer officiating. Internment in Greenview Cemetery, Roberts Ridge.

Submitted by Lia Wilson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo," Wednesday, 31 Jan 1962

Mrs O P Wilson Died Tuesday

Mrs GUSSIE I WILSON 74, widow of Dr O P Wilson local doctor died at Peterson home in Wheeling Tuesday at 4:50 pm, following a three year illness. She was born in Marshall county, July 13, 1887, daughter of Francis V and Talitha Biddle Yoho. She spent her in the county, being raised near Woodlands, in Franklin district, and was a resident of Moundsville, since 1916. The family home was on Tenth street, where Mr and Mrs Dick Lewis now live. Originally from downstate, Dr Wilson was pen physician for years (with Dr R A Ashworth). He was also city school physician, in addition to this regular practice.

She was a member of the Simpson Methodist church in Moundsville, chapter No 86 of the Order of Eastern Star, also White Shrine of Jerusalem, Holy City Shrine, No 1.

Surviving are two sons, Sherril Wilson of Moundsville and Sidney Wilson of Valparalso, IN; three daughters, Mrs Edward D Goodwin of Moundsville, Mrs Robert Aspley of Charleston, and Mrs George Martino of Westfield, NJ; one brother, Dr S F Yoho of Moundsville, and nine grandchildren. One son, Sherwood is deceased.

The body was removed to Grisell's at 805 Fifth street, where friends will be received after 6 pm Wednesday (today).

Funeral will be held Friday at 1 pm, with Rev Arnold Belcher of the Simpson Methodist church in charge. Burial will be in the Green Lawn cemetery.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo"

SARAH LOUISE WILSON

Former Resident dies in Calif.

Sarah Louise Wilson, 83, Neice, California, formerly of Moundsville, died Friday morning.

She was born in 1889, daughter of Henry Fisher and Mary Kleiner Fisher.

Her husband Isaac died in 1951 and two sons and one daughter preceded her in death.

Surviving are three sons, Kenneth of Roberts Ridge, Clarence and Gerald of California, and one daughter, Mary Lou Kitchen of California; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

The body is at Chapel of the Pines in Placerville, Calif., and the funeral and internment will be in California.

Note: Sarah Louise Wilson was b. July 19, 1888, d. June 29, 1973. Family name of Fischer, was often spelled Fisher.

Submitted by Lia Wilson.


"Moundsville Daily Echo", Tuesday, 24 AUG 1954

THOMAS R. WILSON

Thomas R Wilson, 73, of 202 Eleventh street, Moundsville, died at 3 am today in Glendale hospital, following a brief illness.

Friends are being received at Grisells 805 Fifth street. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Mr Wilson, a one time employee at the United Zinc Smelting company plant here was born on Rines Ridge September 14, 1880, son of Thomas R and Sarah Jane Yoho Wilson.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs Eva Wilson; a daughter, Mrs Mildred Montgomery of Ontario, Calif; three sons, also of Ontario, Calif, Homer of Moundsville and Friend of Moundsville RD 2. He was a member of Fredonia Christian church.

Submitted by T. Vernon Anderson.


WILLIAM WILSON

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W. Va.
Friday, November 18, 1898

William Wilson, a highly respected citizen of the neighborhood of Rosby’s Rock, died yesterday evening after an illness of several months. The deceased was 81 years of age. He leaves a highly respected family of sons and daughters to mourn the loss of a father. The funeral will be held Friday at Roberts Ridge Cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


"Moundsville Daily Echo" - Friday, December 11, 1925

Mrs. Maggie Winesburg Died Here Early Today

Mrs. Maggie Winesburg, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Long (Belle Lamar Winesburg Long) on Arlington Avenue, after a long illness of paralysis. - Mrs. Wineburg was 69 years of age and is survived by her daughter Mrs. Long. Arrangements for the funeral are not complete but interment will be made at Mt. Olivet.

Submitted by great-granddaughter, Eileen (Long) Goddard.


MARCELLA MAY WINGROVE

Died May 25, 2005

Marcella Wingrove, 76 of Lincoln City, OR formerly of Moundsville, WV, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 25, 2005 in Lincoln City.

She was born May 26, 1928 in Captina WV, a daughter of the late Clen Marion Wingrove and Eva L. Wingrove Thompson.

She was owner-operator of Marcella's Beauty Shop in Moundsville for 32 years. Marcella was a member of the former Professional Women's Business Club, President of the Professional Hairdresser's Association, Moundsville Garden Club, Ladies Auxiliary of the Eagles Aerie 499, and in Lincoln City, Vice President of the Emblem Club, a member of the Elks and TOPS Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Wingrove and Donald "Duck" Wingrove; a sister, Norma Jean French Pastorius.

Surviving are a daughter, Marcelyn Romines Hanlon, with whom she resided in Lincoln City; two granddaughters, Marnie Hanlon and her daughter Markayla of Beaverton, OR and Stacy (David) Meshishnek, and their children Cheyanne and Chandon of Newberg, OR; a brother, Gary "Peach" (Bea) Wingrove of Glen Dale; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1p.m. Friday, June 3rd at the First Baptist Church, 1333 NW 17th Street, Lincoln City, OR 97369.


The Wheeling Intelligencer, March 8, 1922

MRS. BEULA WINTERS SUMMONED BY DEATH - NATIVE OF SAND HILL, 75 LEAVES MANY RELATIVES TO MOURN HER LOSS - Mrs. Beula Winters died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Laura Downing, of Sigma Pond, Elm Grove, yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock, following a lengthy illness. Mrs Winters was born at Sand Hill, Marshall county, and lived her entire life in this section. She was 75 years of age. She was a widow, her husband having preceded her to the grave a number of years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church. She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter, Mrs. Laura Downing, of Elm Grove; one son, M. B. Winters, of Elm Grove; one brother, Robert Blake, of Elm Grove; one sister, Mrs Jennie Baird, of Wheeling; and two grandchildren, Wilma W. Winters and Mary B. Winters both of Elm Grove. The funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Gary Timmons)


GEORGE WINTERS

[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, August 4, 1975]

WINTERS, George R., 92, of RD 4, Cameron, died Saturday at the Jones Nursing Home, Beech Bottom. He was a member of Beelers Station Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Daugherty Winters in 1967. Surviving are two sons, Junior of Cameron and Harold of Battle Creek, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Redd of Cameron, Mrs. Mabel Fives of Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs. Wanda Watson of Moundsville; one brother, Paul Z. of Cameron, 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Friends received at the Lutes Funeral Home, Moundsville, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, where services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment in Beelers Station Cemetery, Cameron.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Obituary in "Wheeling News-Register," Wheeling, WV, Monday, 14 December 1959.

WINTERS, JAMES A., a resident of 30 Washington Avenue, Benwood, Marshall County, West Virginia, passed away this morning (Monday, December 14, 1959) at 7:45 o'clock in the Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, WV, after an illness of seven weeks.

He was born in Marshall County, WV. October 21, 1872, a son of Harvey and Mary Minor Winters. He had been a farmer all his life until his retirement, living in Sand Hill, Marshall County, WV.

His wife, Leal Chase Winters, died November 8, 1952**. Surviving are one son, Glenn D. Winters of Benwood, WV: one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Daugherty of Oglebay Park, Wheeling, WV; 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Kepner's, 107 Key Avenue, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV, where services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. W. D. Winters in charge. Interment at Sand Hill Cemetery, (Sand Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery), Marshall County, WV.

**SPECIAL NOTE; The date of death for Mrs. Leal Chase Winters is November 8, 1952, NOT November 11 as was stated in the obituary of James A. Winters in 1959. Nov. 11 was the date of the funeral for Mrs. Winters.

Appropriate correction & additions by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


MRS. JAMES WINTERS

[Source: Wheeling Register, Tuesday, October 29, 1929]

Winters Funeral

Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence, 115 Wheeling avenue, Elm Grove, funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. James Winters, 74, lifelong resident of this vicinity, who passed away Sunday. Rev. W. E. Anderson, of the Elm Grove M. E. church, will officiate at the funeral and burial will take place in the Sand Hill cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


LEAL CHASE WINTERS

Mrs. Leal Chase Winters, 76, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday (November 8, 1952**) at the Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling, WV, following a sudden illness.

Born in Washington County, PA, in 1876, she was the daughter of Wilson and Ella Gunn Chase.

She was a resident of Sand Hill in Marshall County, WV, and was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, James A. Winters; one son, Glenn D. Winters of Benwood, WV; one daughter, Mrs. Lillie Daugherty of Oglebay Park, Wheeling, WV; one brother, Lester Chase of Washington, PA; and one sister, Mrs. Ona Hammontree of Keyes, Oklahoma and Mrs. Margaret Winters of Beham, PA.

Friends are being received at Kepner's, 107 Key Avenue, Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV, where services will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 1952, at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Noble Crew and the Rev. W. D. Winters officiating. Interment will be in Sand Hill Cemetery, (Sand Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery), Marshall County, WV.

**SPECIAL NOTE: The date of death for Mrs. Leal Chase Winters is November. 8, 1952, NOT November 11 as was stated in the obituary of James A. Winters in 1959. November. 11 was the date of the funeral for Mrs. Winters.

SOURCE: "Wheeling News-Register," Wheeling, WV, 9 November 1952.

Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


"Moundsville Echo" September 25, 1958

Mrs. Mary Winters Died Wednesday

Mrs. Mary M. Winters, widow of C. Russell Winters, formerly of Sand Hill, died in Glendale Hospital Wednesday evening, September 24, following an illness. She had made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Espina, at 507 Eight Street.

Mrs. Winters was born at Calis February 24, 1882, a daughter of Morgan and Esther Daugherty Gray. She was a member of the Sand Hill Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Beryl Westfall of West Alexander; Mrs. Juanita Merritt of Wheeling; Mrs. Ruby Espina of Moundsville; 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters, Mrs. Nell Garrison of Moundsville and Mrs. Emma McCardle of Cameron.

Friends are being received at Kepner's funeral home in Elm Grove. Funeral services will be conducted at Sand Hill Methodist Church, Saturday afternoon, September 27, at two o'clock with Rev. Okey Cooper in charge. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Submitted by Joe Jacobs.


Marshall County Republican - Henry, Illinois - October 24, 1867

City and County
Roes Winters, an old resident of this county, age 61, died in West Virginia, October 8th of apolexy. The statesmen said he had gone there to attend an important landsuit and was taken with a fit and died without a struggle. He leaves a large family of sons and daughters, mostly grown up and married to mourn his loss. He has been a resident of this county for 13 years.

(Could the name be Rees?)

Submitted by Marti Hause.


WILLIAM WINTER

Source: Star Tribune, Cameron, W.Va.

January 1915

William Winter, aged 89 years, died at his home at Rock Lick Tuesday morning at 2 o’clock. The deceased was well known throughout this section and was highly esteemed. The funeral took place at 10 o’clock this morning. Interment was made in the Rock Lick cemetery.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Obituary on The Rev. William Daniel Winters

Rev. Winters Dies Here At 80

The Rev. William Daniel Winters, who practiced the Methodist ministry in West Virginia for over half a century, died Friday (February 25, 1972) at 3 a.m. at Ohio Valley General Hospital (Wheeling, WV). He was 80 years of age and a resident of Elm Grove (Wheeling, WV).

Born at Sand Hill (Marshall County) WV, August 30, 1891, he was the son of William Rogers Winters (1858-1944) and Leona Jane Ruth Winters (1861-1923).

He was a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and also had four years of the Conference courses of study. He began the ministry in the Uniontown Charge in 1919.

In 1957 he retired from the ministry, but the retirement didn't take. His last pastorate before that retirement was a six year stay at North Street Methodist Church.

After retirement he soon took over the ministry at the Ruble Church where he served for two years. He was then assistant pastor at the Elm Grove Church for four years and most recently was pastor of the Fulton Church.

Other pastorates include Knob Fork, Wadestown, Arnettesville, Tunnelton, West Milford, Glenville, Vienna-Wesley, St. Mary's, Ravenswood, Grantsville.

Surviving are his widow, Ollie Wayt Winters; two sons, Harold D. of Parkersburg, WV and R. Dale of Chuluota, Florida; four daughters, Mrs. Audrey L. Hamilton of South Charleston, (WV); Mrs. June I. Keeper of Vienna, WV; Marjorie R. Macri of Freemont, California; Mrs. Beverly Brandi of Kenedy, Texas; a brother, Cecil of Elm Grove (Wheeling, WV); three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Holmes and Mrs. Addie Miller, both of Elm Grove (Wheeling, WV); Mrs. Zelda Brake of Pittsburgh, PA; seventeen grandchildren; five great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Helen Jane Anderson; three brothers, Lonnie, Wilford, Edward and two sisters, Mrs. Eva Jones and Mrs. Elsie Wayt, preceded him in death.

Friends may call at Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove (Wheeling, WV), Saturday 7-9 p.m. and Sunday 12-3 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Elm Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Douglas Shepherd officiating. Interment at Stone Church Cemetery (Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV).

SPECIAL NOTE: Rev. Winters, a Marshall County native, officiated over many Ohio and Marshall County funerals. His photograph appeared in the obituary.

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News Register," Wheeling, WV, Friday, 25 February 1972 page 2. Appropriate correction by James Edward Dague and Mrs. Sylvia B. Sligar.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


News-Register - Wheeling, W.Va. - Thursday, December 18, 2003

WISEMAN, Lloyd E., 75, of 24 Crawford Avenue, Cameron, W.Va., died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 at his home.

He was born June 16, 1928 in Marshall County, W.Va., a son of the late Jesse and Erma Bane Wiseman.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, Cameron; past Commander of the Cameron American Legion Post 18; a member of the Cameron Masonic Lodge No. 17; an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict; and retired from the Consolidated Coal Company, Ireland Mine.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister; and a brother.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Frances Walker Wiseman; a son, Douglas (Laura Lee) Wiseman of Cameron; a daughter, Deborah (James)Thomas of Glen Easton, W.Va.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the Anderson Funeral Home, 39 Maple Avenue, Cameron where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2003 with the Rev. Dr. Walter McNutt officiating. Burial in Highland Cemetery, Cameron.

Cameron Masonic Lodge No. 17 will conduct graveside services.

Submitted by Peggy Simmons.


MRS. JOHN WOLFE

Source: Moundsville Echo, Moundsville, W.Va.

March 11, 1892

Mrs. John Wolfe, of Graysville, W.Va., died of consumption on Saturday night, aged about 50 years. She leaves a family of four children, all grown up.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


EDWARD WOOD Obituary

Published in the MOUNDSVILLE ECHO, October 18, 1910

Prominent And Well Know Employee Of The Fostoria Dies At His Home.

Edward Woods, died at his home on Forth Street, early this afternoon from heart failure after an illness from complication of diseases that lasted about five months.

Mr. Woods, who has been a resident of Moundsville for about ten years, until his illness was head designer in the lamp department of the Fostoria glass company and was considered an exceptionally good workman by his employers.

Through his many lovable traits of character he had endeared himself to his fellow employees and with all whom he came in contact.

The deceased was about thirty-eight years of age and since he arrived in Moundsville to take up his position with the Fostoria he was united in marriage to Miss Lela McGill daughter of Mr. And Mrs. James McGill of Purdy Avenue who with two children survive him.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

Submitted by Michael Wood.


MRS. LELA WOOD Obituary

Published in the MOUNDSVILLE ECHO, December 18, 1929

Mrs. Lela Wood Died at Home Last Evening

Mrs. Lela Wood, widow of the late Edward Wood, died at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday evening in the Glendale Hospital after a long illness of complications.

Surviving her are two sons. Forest Wood at home and Ed Wood; two sisters, Mrs. J.F. Burley of this city; and Mrs. Ruth Black of Akron, and four brothers, Laurence McGill of Wheeling; Oliver McGill, of this city: Erve McGill of Inglewood, Cal and Roy McGill of Las Angles, Cal.

Mrs. Wood was a life long member of the Trinity Episcopal church and was treasurer of the Trinity Gleanera(?), a society of the church.

The body was taken to the Grisell(?) funeral home and was removed to her late home at 1907 Jefferson Avenue, this afternoon. Funeral will be held from the home, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Nelson MaConomy will have charge of the services and interment will be made in the Mt. Rose cemetery.

Submitted by Michael Wood.


MYRL S. WOOD Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
March 11, 1999

Myrl S. Wood, 83, of RD 1, Moundsville, died Wednesday, March 10, 1999, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. Born October 2, 1915, in Marshall County, he was a retired self-employed log cutter and a Protestant. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Crow and Ella B. Neeley Crow Wood; his stepfather, Everett Wood; three brothers; a sister.

Surviving are his wife, Opal V. Rutan Wood; five sons, Robert M., Melvin B., Norman L., and Sam A., all of Moundsville, Joe B. of Wheeling; seven daughters, Mrs. Robert (Vera L.) Applegarth, Mrs. Douglas (Eva A.) Coulter and Mrs. Mark (Joan R.) Cunningham, all of Moundsville, Mrs. Don (Eulelah V.) Riddle of Apache Junction, AZ, Mrs. Burley (Connie J.) Young of Cameron, Mrs. Chick (Sylvia) Wood of Wheeling, Mrs. Bobby (Donna M.) Riggs of Austin, TX; two brothers, Orvil and Sidney, both of Moundsville; five sisters, Mrs. Lena Headley, Mrs. Lester (Helen) Mercer and Mrs. Mike (Joan) Reynolds, all of Moundsville, Mrs. Goldie Chambers of AZ, Mrs. John (Lucy) Henry of Alliance, OH; 33 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 PM Thursday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, where services will be held 1 PM Friday. Interment in Salem Cemetery, Glen Easton.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


PAUL WOOD Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
December 8, 1998

Paul A. Wood, 82, of 117 Pine Ave., Moundsville, died Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital. Mr. Wood was born September 4, 1916 in Marshall County. He was a retired melting supervisor for the former Fostoria Glass Co., a Protestant, and an Army veteran of World War II, having received the Purple Heart. He also was a member of the VFW Post No. 437, and the Earl Francis American Legion Post No. 3. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth J. LeMasters Wood, Oct 6, 1998; his parents, Wylie and Ella Connor Wood; six brothers, Raymond, Donald, Harold, Richard, Jerry and Jack; a sister, Wilma Hall.

Surviving are a son, Thomas P. of Paden City; a daughter, Nancy Wood of Los Angeles; a brother, William Wood of Moundsville; two sisters, Betty Rogers and Joanne Baker, both of Moundsville; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; several nieces and nephew.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Wednesday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, where services will be held at 1 P.M. Thursday with Brother Paul K Smith officiating. Interment in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park. Military graveside services will be held by the Moundsville Honor Guard.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


"Moundsville Echo" - December 5, 1915

MRS. MARY JANE WOODBURN DEAD

Mrs. Mary Jane Woodburn died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James F. Ferguson at the corner of Sixth street and Grant avenue at nine o'clock this forenoon from affliction incidental to old age.

She is survived by one son and two daughters. Alexander Woodburn of McMechen, Mrs. James F. Ferguson and Mrs. Adda Hanna both of this city.

She was born at Limestone in Washington District of this county on the fifteenth of September 1833, therefore she was eighty-two years, two months and eleven days old.

She was a daughter of James Wilson, one of the early settlers in that part of the county and is the last of a family of ten children. Her husband Alexander Woodburn, was a soldier of the civil war and died while it was in progress.

She spent all her life in Marshall county, many yars of which were spent in Moundsville.

She was well known by the old residents of the section in which she resided and was highly respected and loved by all who knew her. In her death is the loss of one more old resident of the county who spent her entire life within its limits.

Funeral arrangements have not yeat been made but will be announced when complete.

Submitted by Joseph Parriott.


Obituary, Information on JAMES CLAYTON WOODRUFF

MARSHALL FARMER IS STROKE VICTIM

James Clayton Woodruff 75, of Dallas (WV) passed away at 9 o'clock Thursday night (November 15, 1934) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. F. Dague of Viola, WV. Mr. Woodruff suffered a stroke two weeks ago.

He spent almost his entire life in Marshall County as a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Seagon Woodruff; one daughter, Mrs. Dague and three sons, Frank Woodruff of Dallas; Dr. E. W. Woodruff of Martins Ferry, Ohio; and C. H. Woodruff of Elm Grove (Wheeling); one sister Mrs. Claire White of South Dakota; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.

The body was removed to the Crider Brothers Funeral Home pending arrangements of service.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 1:30 o' clock in the afternoon with Rev. C. S. DeBarr of Dallas M. E. Church in charge. Burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Source: Obituary in "Wheeling News-Register" Nov. 16, 1934 page 2 and "Wheeling Intelligencer," Wheeling, WV Nov. 17, 1934. Appropriate corrections by James Edward Dague.

Submitted by James Edward Dague.


SANFORD WOODS, Proctor, Dies

Sanford Woods, aged 83, a retired farmer and respected resident of the Proctor, W.VA. vicinity, died at the Wetzel county hospital in New Martinsville on Tuesday at 4 p m after a brief illness.

He had resided all his life in the Proctor area and was a member of the Christian church at that place.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs Bessie Cecil of Proctor, a son, Jesse Woods of Akron, brother Joseph Woods of Martins Ferry and nine grandchildren.

The body is at the Mason funeral home at Proctor where services will be held Friday afternoon following by interment in Northview cemetery at New Martinsville.

The obit did not give his wife but he was married to Alice Butler who died in 1937 and was buried at Laurel Point. He later moved her to Greenlawn. (d/o William and Sarah Jane Hall Butler).

Submitted by Betty Goudy Cronin.


EUGENE RILEY WORKMAN

Source: Wetzel Republican, New Martinsville, W. Va.
July 27, 1961

Eugene Riley Workman of Proctor, W. Va., a retired farmer, died early Sunday, July 23, 1961, at his home. He was born in Marshall County, W. Va., on August 31, 1879, and is survived by two sons, Charles, at home and Arthur of Games Ridge; one daughter, Mrs. Cora Ellis, at home; four brothers, Carl of Proctor; Leslie of Games Ridge; Ben of Roberts Ridge; and Arthur of Youngstown, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. Ollie Workman of Proctor; Mrs. Dorsie Conner of Annapolis, Md.; Mrs. Myrtle Hendhroch of Dover, Ohio; and Mrs. Elsie Cecil of Roberts Ridge. Friends received at the Lutes Funeral Home in Moundsville.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


Richard Wotkowski

WOTKOWSKI, Richard J., 54, of Washington Lands, Moundsville, W.Va., formerly of Monessen, Pa., died Sunday, January 15, 2006 at home.

He was born September 28, 1951 in N. Charleroi, Pa., the son of the late Robert, Sr. and Anne Resetar Wotkowski.

He was a foreman with Consol Coal Co. at Bailey Mine and had been formerly employed with McElroy mine. He was a member of Praise Family Worship Center; former treasurer of the Marshall County Historical Society; a member of National Board of Directors of the Fostoria Society, Antique Motor Association and Paden City Glass Society; and was the owner of Audra’s Antiques in Center Market, Wheeling, W.Va.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela Seykoski Wotkowski; two daughters, Audra Wotkowski of Columbus, Ohio and Natally Wotkowski of Wheeling, W.Va.; two sons, Jordan Wotkowski and Lucas Wotkowski, both of New York; two brothers, Robert Wotkowski, Jr. of Silver Spring, Md., and Raymond (Melanie) Wotkowski of Sidman, Pa.; two sisters, Deanna (Tim) Orsega of Pittsburgh, and Charniaine Hall of Belle Verron, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Avenue, Mound- sville, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Michael Dunn officiating.

Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family.


BILLY WRIGHT Obituary
"Moundsville Daily Echo"
December 8, 1998

Billy R. Wright, 71, of Washington Avenue, Moundsville died Tuesday, December 8, 1998, at Wheeling Medical Park. He was born Nov. 16, 1917, in Harewood, WV, son of the late Lee and Hattie Thompson Wright. He was a retired truck driver with Teamsters Local 697, Wheeling. He was a veteran of the Navy in World War II and a Protestant by faith, a member of VFW Post 437 and the Disabled American Veterans Post in Bellaire. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria M. Holmes Wright; four sons, Robert E. and Dale, both of Wheeling, Billy Ray of Moundsville, Terry A. of Cambridge, OH; two brothers, Paul of Moundsville and Robert of Benwood; four sisters, Betty Bean of Cheyenne, WY, Eva Lee Elswick of Macon, GA, Reba Bullian of Benwood, Evelyn Daugherty of Hansford, WV; five grandchildren; one great-grandchile.

There will be no visitation. Services and interment at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel.

Submitted by Alice Walton Mason.


WRIGHT SERVICES

(Death occurred Sept 30, 1930.)

Aged War Veteran Passes Away at Hospital Tuesday, Funeral Friday Afternoon.

Funeral services for OSCAR WRIGHT, Civil war veteran, and father of C. C. Wright, prominent local insurance man, who passed away at the Glendale Hospital Tuesday afternoon at 3:10 o'clock will be held at the late residence, 1002 Seventh Street, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rites will be in charge of Rev. Joseph C. Hoffman, of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. C. E. Leatherby, retired Methodist minister. Interment will occur in Mount Rose cemetery.

Mr. Wright was in the 86th year of his age and enjoyed good health. He had been received at the hospital on July 3, and had continued to decline since that time.

He was a member of the Methodist church and had been a regular attendant before ill health and advanced age kept him from making the weekly journey.

During the Civil War he served with Company K of the 5th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was active in the campaigns of this regiment. In later years he had served as supervisor of the Grafton and Andersonville, Ga national cemeteries for the war dead and had later held the same position at a Carolina coast cemetery.

He was a member of the J.C. Caldwell Post No 21 Grand Army of the Republic of this city, and was active in the affairs of the post.

Besides his son C. C. Wright, with whom he made his home, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Roberts of Sheridan Wyoming.

Submitted by Barbara Johnson.


FRANK E. WYKERT

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

Frank E. Wykert died at the home of his son, Robert Wykert, in Eaton, Colorado on February 11, 1916. Mr. Wykert was born in Marshall County, (West) Virginia on April 14, 1848. While still a child, his family moved to Ohio and later to Iowa, settling near Wapello. There, in 1866, he married Miss Lorinda Hill. In 1881, the family settled near Windsor, Colorado, where the last 35 years of his life were spent. Mrs. Wykert died in 1905. Three sons and two daughters survive the parents: Robert Wykert of Eaton; Theodore “Dode” Wykert of Severance, Colorado; Benjamin Wykert of Eaton; Mrs. Asa Alkire of Fairplay, Colorado; and Mrs. Harry Stiff of Stanton, Illinois.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


HENRY WYKERT

Source: Republican, Wapello, Iowa
Thursday, January 11, 1894

Henry Wykert, a resident of this township for many years, died quite suddenly last Thursday, while in the timber, a little more than a mile from his home. He left home in the morning apparently in his usual health, to be home at noon. He stopped at the home of Henry Webber, near Bard, where he chatted in his usual friendly manner for a while and then proceeded to his work. Not returning home at noon, a grandson was sent to look for him, but failed to find him. Toward evening he was found in his timber. He had evidently fallen forward while at his work. The amount of wood cut indicated that he died within an hour after beginning his work---the result of heart trouble, no doubt. Mr. Wykert was in his 81st year. Besides the aged widow, he leaves four or five children, all married. One of them lives in Oregon, one in Ottumwa, Iowa, and the others in Burlington, Iowa.

Note: Henry Wykert was the son of Francis and Nancy Ann (Yoho) Wykert. He was born September 18, 1813 in Marshall County, (West) Virginia. He died January 4, 1894 and is buried in the Wykert Cemetery in Burlington, Iowa.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout


THEODORE WYKERT

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

Theodore Wykert was born in Marshall County (West) Virginia in November 1822. On the father’s side, he was of German descent, the paternal grandfather having come from the fatherland and settled in Pennsylvania in 1761. The family left Virginia in the spring of 1838, making their way west by boat to Cincinnati, from there to St. Louis and then to Burlington, Iowa. The mother passed away in 1841 and the father survived her son four years. Theodore Wykert was married in 1844 to Miss Mary Steenrod, also a native of Virginia. She died in 1858. Later Mr. Wykert married Miss Elizabeth Sterling. She survives him, along with two daughters by his first marriage, Mrs. Rebecca Lavery of Columbus City, Iowa and Mrs. Alonzo Wagner who lives in Missouri.

Note: Theodore Wykert died August 7, 1906.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


THOMAS WYKERT

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

The passing of Thomas Wykert removes from Des Moines County, Iowa one of its most honored pioneers. He died yesterday at his home on the Irish Ridge Road. He was 82 years old. Mr. Wykert was born November 6, 1829 in Marshall County, (West) Virginia and came to Des Moines County with his parents in 1843. After a residence of several years, the family moved to Louisa County, which remained the home of Thomas Wykert until 1857, when he returned to Des Moines County. Here he was married to Miss Lucy Foster. In 1866, Mr. Wykert acquired property north of the present city limits, to which he added from time to time. He was an honorable, industrious, highly esteemed citizen and was a member of the Christian church. He is survived by the widow and two children, Mrs. George J. Young of this city and Mrs. Henry Warth, who lives north of town. There are a number of grandchildren and many relatives and friends.

Note: Thomas Wykert died January 8, 1912.

Submitted by Linda Goddard Stout.


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