Mason County Obits 1951


Plants, James Otmer (Ott)
Point Pleasant Register
May 29, 1951
Ott Plants Dies Today At Home On Kanawha 3-Mile
James Otmer (Ott) Plants, 61, died at 3:45 this morning at his home on Kanawha Three Mile, following a long illness. He had been in ill health for several years, and for the past several months had been unable to work at his trade as a carpenter. During his illness he had submitted to surgery on several occasions.
Plants was the son of the late Squire Alexander and Sarah Margaret Crump Plants, and was born in Mason County Feb. 2, 1890. He was a member of the Vaught Memorial Methodist Church, and had worked as a farmer as well as carpenter and brick mason. During World War II he was employed at the Marietta Mfg. Co., engaged in installation and finishing on the boats produced there. He was well known in Point Pleasant and vicinity.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Thelma Barker Plants; six sons, Alfred Alexander of Henderson, James Lawrence, with the Army at Ft. Campbell, Ky., Samuel Pond, Gallipolis, Charles Carroll with the Navy at Key West, Fla., Dorsel Edward and Daniel Richard, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Porter, nurse at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, and Virginia Ann, at home; a brother, Christopher of Medina, O.; a sister Mrs. Frances Lanier, Gallipolis; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Concord Baptist Church at Couch, at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, by Rev. C.E. Haney assisted by Rev. M.M. Malcolm. Internment will be in Condord Cemetery in charge of Mohr-Arnett Funeral Home.
The body will be taken from the funeral home to the late residence late this evening, where friends may call until the hour of services Thursday.
Pall bearers have been selected as follows: Rudolph Rogers, Ray Crank, Arthur McCoy, Van Robbins, Forrest Simpkins and Homer Litchfield.

Pullin, Orn
Posted by R.Pullin
Mon, 06 Nov 2000
Death, the grim reaper, brought to a close on April 24, 1951 the land and fruitful life of the beloved Orn Pullin at the ripe old age of 83 years, three months, and six days. His death occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Staats, at Hickory Chapel, following a long illness of seven months. Mr. Pullin was born in Mason County shortly after the close of the civil war on January 18,1868 in the Flats Country. He was united in marriage with Caroline Alafare Cottrill on January 18,1898 and this union was blessed with eight children. Mr. Pullin was a gentle and loving father. Mrs. Pullin was called to heavenly reward on May 26,1921. Orn Pullin was an industrial workman and followed the blacksmith trade in the Flat Rock Community for many years making many countrywide friendships, not only because of his honest workmanship, but because of his sincere desire to be a friend to his fellowman. He was forced to retire from active work 12 years ago due to the loss of an arm. He became a member of the Evergreen Lodge, I.O.O.F., at Letart W.Va. more than 50 years ago. He joined the Point Pleasant Lodge No.33 when the two lodges consolidated in 1944. Remaining a faithful member to the order and its precepts until his death. Mr. Pullin was a member of the Methodist Church, but was attending the Eckard Chapel EUB church for many years as it was closer to his home. Mr. Pullin was not only active in the lodge but also worked much for the Lord. He greatly enjoyed the visits of both laymen and pastors who visited him. The family selected the following verses to best describe Orn Pullin in the closing chapter of his life;
"My forge and hammer lie reclined, my bellows, too, have lost their wind; My fire's extinct, my forge decayed and in the dust my vise is laid; My coal is spent, my iron is gone, my anvil's broke my work is done!"
Surviving their father are six daughters; Mrs. Ona Fadely, of Rio Grande, Ohio, Mrs. Gladys Smith and Mrs. Helen Chase both of Point Pleasant, Mrs. Creed Staats of
Letart, Mrs. Grada Lathey of Dunbar and Mrs. Evelyn Staats of Hickory Chapel, two sons; Byron Pullin of Diamond, W.Va. and Delbert Pullin at home. One brother John T. Pullin of Yorktown, Indiana. Funeral Service were held in the Eckard Chapel EUB Church on Thursday April 26,1951 at 3:30 PM with Rev. Donald Lockhart, officiating. Mrs. F.H. Caprhart Jr. brought a beautiful vocal solo of Mr. Pullin's Favorite hymn. "When the Pearly Gates unfold" with Mrs. Raleigh Roush playing accompaniment. Member of the Point Pleasant Lodge No 33 I.O.O.F., acted as pallbearers including; T.L. Morrison, Russell Oshel, Carl Terry, W.R. Menton, Richard Barton, and Roy Blessing. The Lodge Rites for the departed member was conducted at the grave in the Pullin Family Cemetery at Flat Rock. Interment was made by Crow Funeral Home of Point Pleasant. The floral offerings of sympathy were not only exceptionally beautiful but were numerous.
Attending the service from distant points were: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Evans, of Sederville, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Helms, of Jackson, Ohio; Mrs. George Cottrill of Steward, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Homer D. Lusher, Mrs. Charles K. Orr, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Spangler, Miss Vera Staats, Mrs. Sadie Morrison. Rodney Morrison, Janice Sue Morrison, Earlie Gardner, Mack Pullin, Marshall Pullin, Cora Pullin, Lee Hanger and Edith Hanger all the above from the Charleston, W.Va. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stephenson, of Columbus, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Daugherty of Kanaugh, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Love, Mrs. Blanche Love and Charles E. McKinley all from Muncie, Indiana; Howard Pullin from Middletown, Indiana; Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Cottrill and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cottrill of Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Frank Douglas and Mrs. William Hewitt, of Nelsonville, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Shank of Letart Falls, Ohio and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allen and Mr. and Mrs. Fenley Richards of Rio Grande, Ohio.

Staats, Howard Franklin Sr.
Posted by R.Pullin on Sat, 04 Nov 2000
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 17,1951
Services will be held Tuesday for Howard Franklin Staats Sr., 54 of Letart Route 2 who died unexpectedly Saturday Afternoon.
Mr. Staats who had been in town shopping with his wife, went home before she did. When Mrs. Staats arrived a short time later, she found her husband unconscious on the floor. At 4:45pm he died. Coroner Edna Gettles examined him. His daughter, Yvonne, had made arrangements to be married at 6:00 pm Saturday. Mr. Staats was born in Jackson County Sept.4, 1897, the son of Hollie F. Staats and Anna Pearl Knopp, he had spent most of his life in Mason County, by trade he was a stonemason and Carpenter. He was a member of the Davies Grove Baptist church.
He is survived by his wife Eunice Pullin Staats; his mother Anna Knopp Staats of Flat Rock; one daughter Yvonne Staats at home; three sons, Howard Franklin Staats Jr. of Flat Rock; Charles Edgar Staats of Charleston and Herman Lee Staats at home; one sister Mrs. Eulah Williams of Marshallville, Ohio; two Brothers Hollie Lucian Staats of Hickory Chapel and Orous Staats of Dunbar.
Funeral will be held at 2:00pm at Davies Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Perry Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Letart, Evergreen Cemetery.

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