Mason County Obits 1967

Including some of those lost with the collapse of the Silver Bridge

 

Adler, E Albert
Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
*Date Unknown See Note at End of Obit
Missing Bridge Victim-
Plan Memorial Services Sunday For E A Adler
Memorial services for E Albert (Bert) Adler, Jr., 31, of O J White Rd., will be conducted Sunday in the First Presbyterian Church, Gallipolis, by Rev. Glen Hueholt, beginning at 2:30 pm.
Mr Adler, one of 10 persons still missing since the collapse of the Silver Bridge *three weeks ago today was born April 17, 1936, in Philadelphia Pa., son of Mr and Mrs E Albert Adler.
He attended the US Air Force Academy and received his BS degree from Swarthmore College.
Mr Adler was employed by the Catalytic Construction Company as an Instrumentation Engineer presently assigned as supervisor of Instrument Maintenance at the Goodyear plant in Apple Grove, W.Va.
Mr Adler and his family moved to Gallipolis from Philadelphia in July 1966.
He was married to Elaine Ann Luehman on Oct. 8, 1960. She survives, along with two children, E Albert Adler III, 3, and Catherine Leslie Adler, 1½ .
In addition to his wife and children, Mr Adler is survived by his parents and one brother Roy, who live in Springfield, Pa., and another brother whose family resides in Havertown, Pa.
Mr Adler was a member of the Gallipolis Area Jaycees and was also a member of the Instrument Society of America and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
*NOTE: "three weeks ago today" would make this appearing in the paper Friday, January 5, 1968.

Adler, E Albert
Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
Date Unknown (Probably January 12, 1968)
Page 1
Adler Rites To Be Held In Philadelphia

Services for E Albert Adler, Jr., 31, of Rt. 1, Gallipolis, will be held this week in Philadelphia.
Mr Adler's body was recovered from the Ohio River Saturday. He was the 37th known victim of the Silver Bridge Tragedy.
Mr Adler was employed by the Catalytic Construction Company as an instrumentation engineer and was supervisor of instrument maintenance at the Goodyear plant in Apple Grove, W.Va.
He was born April 17, 1936, in Philadelphia, son of E Albert Adler, Sr., and Elaine Palsac Adler, who survive.
Other survivors include his wife, the former Elaine Luehman, whom he married on Nov. 8, 1960, and two children, E Albert Adler, III, and Catherine Adler, both at home.
Two brothers survive, Charles, of Havertown, Pa., and Lawrence, of Springfield, Pa.
The Adlers have resided in Gallia County about a year and a half, having come here from Philadelphia.
He was a member of the St Matthews Lutheran Church in Springfield, Pa. Mr Adler was also a member of the Gallipolis Area Jaycees, Tri-County Concert Association, Instrument Society of America and Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers.
Local arrangements were made by the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home.

Allen, Grace E
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, December 19, 1967
Page 3
Mrs Allen Dies Monday

Mrs Grace E Allen, 66, of Route 2, Point Pleasant, died Monday afternoon in the Gallipolis Medical Center Hospital after being seriously ill for the past nine months.
Born March 1, 1901 in Clay County, she was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Henry Morris. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving are the husband, Wallie Allen; five sons, George Wesley Allen, Howard Robert and Roy Melvin all of Point Pleasant, Wallie Allen Jr. of Ocala, Florida and Leonard Allen of Kanauga, O, one sister, Mrs Belva Proctor of Clay; two brothers, Woodrow Morris of Elkview and Roy Morris of Clay, W. Va.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Thursday at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev Everett Delaney and Rev Charles Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire, Ohio.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 pm, Wednesday.

Cantrell, Melvin A
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 1
Obituaries Given for Bridge Victims

Another victim, Melvin A Cantrell, 40, of Gallipolis Ferry, will be buried in the Suncrest Cemetery following funeral services at 2 pm at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev Don McMellon officiating.
Mr. Cantrell was an employe of the W. Va. State Road Commission in Mason County. He was born Feb 13, 1927, in Kanawha County, a son of Mrs. Gladys Vandal Cantrell of Charleston and the late Romie Ray Cantrell.
His wife, Mrs. Margaret Cantrell, 32, is being treated for shock at Holzer Hospital.
Additional survivors include the step-father, W A Cantrell of Charleston; four daughters, Misses Lolita, Dora, Juanita and Nancy Cantrell, and three sons, David, Terry and Keith Cantrell, all at home; and a brother, Shirley Ray Cantrell of Charleston.

Casey, Donna Jean
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, December 21, 1967
Page 3
Obituaries For Victims

Donna Jean Casey, 27, of Gallipolis, O., was also recovered from the river Wednesday evening.
Born Jan. 28, 1940, in Mason County, she was a daughter of Harold and Mabel Madden Oliver of Gallipolis and was a parttime employed waitress at the Dance Restaurant at Kanauga, O. She was a member of the Church of God at Gallipolis.
Surviving besides her parents are the husband, Harold Casey; two children, Richard Lee, 2, and Cathy, 9; and a sister, Mrs Barbara Donahoe of Chesapeake, O.
The body is at the Miller Home For Funerals in Gallipolis.

Cottrill, Theodosia Catherine
Ron Pullin Posting
February 1967

Mrs. Theodosia Catherine Cottrill, 89 died Feb. 23,1967 at 3:30am at Buck Rest Home in Buffalo. She had been ill several years. Mrs. Cottrill was born in Mason County October 28,1877, a daughter of the late James Perry Pickens and Mary Catherine Rickard. She was a member of the Heights EUB Church. Her Husband the Rev. Lee Anderson Cottrill was killed in a car-train accident in 1939.Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Orr of East Bank and Mrs. Vurl Randolph of Leon; three sons, Dr. Clarence C. Cottrill of Glenn Rogers, Charles E. and Clair L. Cottrill both of Point Pleasant; one sister. Mrs. Maude Cottrill of Leon; one Brother Will Pickens of Ekalaka, Mont.; 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral will be held at 1:30pm at Heights EUB Church with Rev Charles Frum officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Cemetery on Leon Route. Friends may call after 11:00am Friday at Chapman and Wilcoxen Mortuary, Point Pleasant

Counts, Cecil
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 1
Obituaries Given for Bridge Victims

Funeral. Services for Cecil Counts, 48, of Gallipolis Ferry, formerly of Grayson, Ky., a third victim of the bridge collapse were scheduled for 2 pm today at the Iron Hill (Ky.) Christian Church with burial to follow in the Carter County Memory Gardens at Grayson. The Malone Funeral Home at Grayson had charge of the arrangements.
A farmer and livestock dealer, he was born March 18, 1910 at Oldtown, Ky., a son of Mrs Georgia Willis Counts of Grayson and the late Morton Counts.
Other survivors include the wife, Mrs. Dexter Brown Counts; a son, Herbert Roger Counts of Plain City, O.; three daughters, Mrs Myrtle Stanley of Hitchins, Ky., Mrs. Ralph Barker of Grayson Rt. 3 and Mrs. John P Bush of Gallipolis Ferry; four sisters, Mrs. Claris Claxon, Mrs. Edgar Everman and Mrs. Garland Knipp, all of Grayson, and Mrs. Dick Vincent of Ashland, Ky.; two brothers, Hord and Norman Counts, both of Grayson, and eight grandchildren.

Cremeens, Horace Donald
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
Con't. 5

Horace Donald Cremeens, 49, of Addison, O., an employe of the Marietta Boat Manufacturing Co. at Point Pleasant, will be buried in the Poplar Ridge Cemetery at Kyger, O. following funeral services at 12:30 pm Wednesday at Poplar Ridge Baptist Church.
A veteran of World War II, he was born Jan. 22, 1918, at Cheshire, O., a son of the late Victor and Ruth Cremeens. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Addison and the Point Pleasant American Legion Post.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Hazel Lemley Cremeens; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Carol Taylor of Addison and Mre Donna Cremeens of home; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Taylor of Chicago and Mrs. Opal Jones of Gallipolis; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home at Middleport.

Cremeens, Horace Donald
Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
Monday, December 18, 1967
Victims of the Bridge
The body of Horace Donald Cremeens, 49, Addison, was recovered at 1:30 pm Sunday from the Ohio River at the scene of the Silver Bridge disaster.
Mr Cremeens was born January 22, 1918 in Ohio. He was a laborer at the Marietta Mfg. Plant. He was a member of the Baptist Church, Addison, the American Legion Post, Pt. Pleasant, a veteran of World War 2.
He was the son of the late Victor and Ruth Cremeens.
Survivors include his wife Hazel; two daughters, Donna, at home, and Mrs. Charles (Vivian) Taylor, Addison; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Elsie) Taylor, Chicago, and Mrs. Clarence (Opal) Jones, Gallipolis, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 12:30 pm from Poplar Ridge Church with the Rev. John Jeffers officiating. Burial will be in the Poplar Ridge cemetery. Friends may call at Rawlings Coats funeral home anytime.

Darst, Alonzo 'Lonnie'
Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
Date Unknown
Darst Rites To Be Held On Tuesday

Services for Alonzo (Lonnie) Darst, 30, Cheshire, a victim of the Dec. 15, 1967 Silver Bridge collapse, will be conducted at 1:30 pm Tuesday at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home by the Rev. John M. Jeffrey.
Darst, operator of a dump truck for the James W. Merry Stone Co. was the 38th body to be recovered from the Ohio, on Saturday afternoon.
Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 pm today.
Born Dec. 9, 1937, in Cheshire Twp., he was the son of Douglas and Mary Gilmore Darst, Spring Valley Estates. He attended school at Cheshire.
On Dec. 20, 1959, he was married to the former Georgia Barton, and she survives along with three children, David, 6; Debra, 4; and Daniel, 3.
Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs Ellen Gilbert, Cheshire; Mrs Helen Gilbert, Gallipolis; and Mrs Grace Ellis, Mesa, Ariz., and a brother, Richard Darst, Cheshire.

Darst, Alonza Luther
Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
February 6, 1968
Obituary

ALONZA LUTHER, son of Douglas and Mary (Gilmore) Darst. Was born at Cheshire, Ohio, on December 9, 1937, Died at Gallipolis, Ohio December 15, 1967, Age 30 Years 6 Days.
He was united in Marriage to Georgie Barton December 20, 1959. To this union were born three children.
Lonnie was a Kind son. Loving Husband and father, and was loved by all who knew him.
His beliefs and desires were expressed in deeds rather than words. We are even glad to trust him in the hands of him who knoweth all things and does all things well.
Death came very suddenly, leading him to a higher life where pain, sickness, and death never comes.
He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, two sons, one daughter: David Alonzo, Daniel Ray, and Debra Ann all at home. One Brother, three sisters: Richard Darst, Cheshire, Ohio; Mrs. Dale (Grace) Ellis, Masa, Arizona; Mrs. Brady (Ellen) Gilbert, Cheshire, Ohio; Mrs Gleason (Helen) Gilbert, Gallipolis, Ohio. His Father and Mother, Mr and Mrs Douglas Darst of Gallipolis, Ohio. He will be greatly missed, and these words have and will continue to come forceably to the ones who love him best.
We miss thee from our midst dear one,
We miss thee from thy place.
A shadow o'er our life is cast
We miss the sunshine of thy face.
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care.
Our home is dark without thee…

Duff, Alma
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
18 December 1967
Page 3
Cont 5

Mrs. Alma Duff, 46, of 317 Smith Street, was recovered from the bridge wreckage Monday morning.
Born on July 26, 1921 in Parkersburg she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Julis Shields.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph E Duff, Sr., of Point Pleasant; four daughters, Mrs. Rosie Rayburn, Mrs. Charles Pearson of Point Pleasant, Mrs. Mildred Morgan of Cottageville, Mrs. Bonnie Duff Meadows of Point Pleasant; two sons, Joseph E Duff, Jr. and William Perry Duff of Point Pleasant.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 am, Wednesday in the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev. Landis Absten officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Flower Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 pm Tuesday.

Gardner, Melissa
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
Mrs Gardner Dies At 92

Mrs Melissa Gardner, 92, of New Haven, died early this morning at Holzer Hospital.
Born Oct 13, 1875, in Madison County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Fathergill. Her husband, Charles, died a number of years ago.
Survivors include three sons, Lewis of Lewistown, Pa., Logan of Pittsburg, Pa. and Ora of Wheeling, W. Va. and two daughters, Mrs Irene Wass of Columbus, O. and Mrs. Lillie Hester of New Haven, with whom she made her home.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Foglesong Funeral Home by the Rev. Paul Fortney. Burial will be in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday.

Hawkins, James
Email, Sunday, February 8, 2004

Dear Suzie,
Occasionally I look up the Silver Bridge on the internet just to see what comes up and recently found your site. James Hawkins was my father. He was a district manager for Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and we lived in Westerville; my father, my mother Lucy Leone (about 28 yrs. old then), my sister Kimberly Kate (age 8 and a half at the time) and myself Thayre William (age 10 at the time). My father was taking Christmas albums to a store in West Virginia before coming home from work for the day. This was not a bridge he traveled everyday - he was trying to help out the other store during the Christmas season. It was this kind of devotion to his job that had helped him become the youngest district manager in Firestone history. He was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Timing really is everything.
I remember that a neighbor picked me up very early from a friend's party and took me home. When we arrived there were reporters and lots of confusion. My father's car wasn't found for four days. It was an awful time for all of us but time heals many wounds. My nine year old son is named after him.
Thank you for keeping these memories alive.
Sincerely,
Thayre Hawkins

Head, Bobby L
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 1967
Mrs Taylor's Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Bobby Lee Head, 35, of 553 Hilda Drive, Gallipolis, O., recovered from the Ohio River on Monday will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in a Chattanooga funeral home. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Chattanooga.
Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home in Gallipolis.

Head, Bobby Lee
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 26, 1967
Page 1
Services Held For Victims

A productions foreman at the Goodyear Chemical Corporation at Apple Grove, Bobby Lee Head, 35, of 553 Hilda Drive, Gallipolis, O., was recovered Monday morning from the wreckage.
Born on September 10, 1932 in Chattanooga, Tenn., he was the son of Earl Lee Head and Artie Virginia Hale Head.
He was a resident of Gallipolis for one year after living at Apple Grove, W.Va. Mr. Head was also a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Beale Chapel Methodist Church.
Survivors include the widow, Noralyn Adams Head; three children, Perrie Lynn, Jane Elizabeth and John Richard at home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Friday in a Chattanooga funeral home with the Rev H C Coleman and the Rev John B Evans officiating.
Burial will be in the National Cemetery at Chattanooga. Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home in Gallipolis today and at the Chattanooga funeral home between the hours of 7-9 on Thursday. Funeral notice

Higley, Forrest Raymond
Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
December 21, 1967
F R Higley 29th Victim of 'Bridge
'
The McCoy Funeral Home of Vinton will announce services for Forrest Raymond Higley, 26, Rt. 2 Bidwell, whose body was recovered from a James Merry Co. truck after it was pulled from the Ohio River late Wednesday night.
Higley's body was the 29th to be recovered and identified in Friday night's collapse of the Silver Bridge at Kanauga.
Born Jan. 21, 1941, at St. Albans, W.Va., he was the son of Basil K and Elsie Stonaker, who reside on Rt. 2 Bidwell. The family came to Gallia County in 1953.
A veteran of 13 months in Vietnam, Higley was discharged in March 1967. He was a 1958 graduate of North Gallia High School.
He is survived by his widow, the former Marty Ervin, and her son, Robbie Ervin, by a previous marriage; two sisters, Mrs. Joyce Robie, Rt. 1 Bidwell, and Loma Higley, Rt. Bidwell, and a brother, Kenneth Higley, Rt. 2 Bidwell.

Hoffman, John Russell
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
John R Huffman (sic) Succumbs Sun

John Russell Hoffman, 64, of RFD Letart, died Sunday in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
A salesman for the Watkins Products Co, he was born Aug. 26, 1903 at Letart, a son of the late Edward W and Mae Cunningham Hoffman.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Allie Adkins Hoffman; two daughters, Mrs Mildred Edwards of Azusa, Calif., and Miss Nora May Hoffman of Landover, Md.; a sister, Mrs Atta Lucas of Cincinnati, O.; one brother, Dallas Hoffman of RFD Letart; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Peniel EUB Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Wednesday at the Foglesong Funeral Home in Mason by the Rev. O H Carder, Rev Don Elder, and Rev Bill Matics, Burial will be in Suncrest Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Tuesday.

Lane, Alva Bernard
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
Obituaries Given For Bridge Victims

The body of Alva Bernard Lane, 54, of Addison Township, Gallipolis, O. Route 1, also was recovered Sunday evening.
Mr. Lane, an employe of the Marietta Manufacturing Co. and a veteran of World War II, was born Jan 22, 1913, in Gallia County, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Lane.
Survivors include the widow and a sister, Mrs. James Hook of Gallipolis.
The body is at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home at Gallipolis.

Lee, Thomas Howard 'Bus'
Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
Thursday, December 21, 1967
Lee Rites To Be Held On Saturday

Funeral services for Thomas Howard (Bus) Lee, 55, of 731 Third Ave., Gallipolis will be held at 2 pm, Saturday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Elbert D McGhee, Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.
Mr Lee was one of the Silver Bridge disaster victims. His body was recovered around 5:30 am today.
He was born on Feb. 7, 1912, in Gallipolis, son of Samuel D and Eva Harris Lee. He never married.
Mr Lee was a graduate of Parkersburg High School where he was a football player. He had been a shop employee of the G&J Auto Parts in Gallipolis for the past 25 years.
Surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs Helen Spencer, Columbus; Mrs Susie Jackson, Fostoria; Mrs Ora Anderson, Mrs Edna Casey and Mrs Mae Burton, all of Gallipolis; Fremont Lee, Cleveland; Christopher Lee, Flint, Mich.; and Robert E (Bill) Lee, Gallipolis.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge in Parkersburg.
Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 pm Friday.
NOTE: From Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH, Monday, December 18, 1967: Bus Lee, missing since Friday's tragedy, was Mrs. O.O. McIntyre's personal chauffeur during the summer visits here of the famous journalist's widow.

Leport, Luella Frances
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Mrs Leport Passes Sunday

Mrs Luella Frances Leport, 88, of Henderson, died Sunday at her home.
She was born Nov 4, 1879 in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Fannie Gardner Neal. Her husband, James, died in 1952. She was a member of the Pisgah Methodist Church in Mason County.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Freda Smith of Gallipolis Ferry and Mrs Louise Osten of Archbold, O; one son, Hughie Leport of Henderson; three sisters, Mrs Ida Shiflet and Mrs Lena Walton of Point Pleasant and Mrs Margaret Martin of Buffalo, W Va.
Also surviving are a brother James Ernest (Skip) Neal of Point Pleasant; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Tuesday at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev Charles Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Salt Creek near Henderson.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 pm today.

Lilly, Milton Judson
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
Monday, June 26, 1967
Page 14

Dr. Milton Judson Lilly, 88, of Upland, Mason County, who died Saturday, will be buried in Mount Zion Baptist Church cemetery at Upland following funeral services Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the church. His wife, Mrs. Henrietta Lilly, died in 1954. Friends may call at the Heck Funeral Home at Milton.

Mayes, Darlene
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
Obituaries Given For Bridge Victims

Darlene Mayes, a 13-year old Gallipolis girl, was recovered from the river Sunday. Her body has been taken to the Mohr-Stevens Funeral Home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

Mayes, Darlene Kay
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
Cont 5

Darlene Kay Mayes, 13, of 504 Second Ave., Kanauga, O., also a victim of the disaster was recovered from the river Sunday.
A student at Gallia Academy Junior High School she was born on Jan. 14, 1954 in Gallipolis, O., the daughter of Robert and Luella Jarrell Mayes.
Surviving in addition to her parents are one brother Jerry of Lima, O.; one sister, Connie at home and paternal grand mother, Mrs George Rollins of Kanauga.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Christian Union. Burial will be in the Henderson Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Mohr-Stevens Funeral Home after 6 pm Tuesday. Death notice

Maxwell, James Richard
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, December 21, 1967
Page 3
Obituaries For Victims

Funeral services for a fourth victim, James Richard Maxwell, 20, of Gallipolis, O., will be held at the Miller Home For Funerals at 2 pm, Friday with the Rev Everett Delaney officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery at Gallipolis.
An upholsterer for the French Colony Furniture Co., at Gallipolis, Mr Maxwell was born May 6, 1947 at Gallipolis, the son of Ernest and Melville Lane Maxwell of Gallipolis.
Other survivors include the widow, Mrs Linda Preston Maxwell; two brothers, William and Timothy Maxwell of Gallipolis; and five sisters, Mrs Janet Thomas of Columbus, Mrs Patty Phillips of Danville, Ky., Mrs Christine Wray and Mrs Marilyn Skidmore of Gallipolis and Miss Terri Maxwell at home.
The body is at the funeral home where friends may call after 7 pm today.

McManus, Gerald
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 1
Obituaries Given For Bridge Victims

Gerald McManus, 51, of South Point, O, a victim of Friday's disaster, was a road construction company foreman and a native of Topeka, Kan.
A Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Teamsters Union, Mr. McManus is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eloise Martin McManus, a daughter, Karen Ann McManus at home; and a sister, Mrs. Virginia Canary of Portsmouth, O.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 am Tuesday at the Brock Funeral Home in Portsmouth. Burial will be in South Webster, O.
Friends are being received at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today and again Tuesday until service time.

Meadows, James F
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
Cont 5

James F Meadows, 32, of 411 Kennedy Ave., whose body was recovered Monday from the bridge collapse will be buried in Buffalo Memorial Park following services at 12 noon on Wednesday at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev Landis Absten officiating.
He worked in the office of the Point Pleasant City Police Department. Born on June 14, 1935 in Putnam County, he was the son of Mrs Sadie B Meadows of Point Pleasant and the late Charles F Meadows.
Survivors include the widow, Bonnie Duff Meadows; one daughter, Sandra Sue at home.
Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home after 3 pm Tuesday.

Meadows, James Timothy
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
Cont 5

The body of James Timothy Meadows, three-year-old of 1311 Viand Street, was also a victim of Friday's disaster. His body was removed from the Ohio River Monday morning.
Born August 18, 1964 in Mason County he was the son of Mrs Caroline Sayre Meadows of Point Pleasant and the late James Franklin Meadows, also a victim of the disaster.
Survivors include a half-sister, Sandra Sue Meadows; paternal grandmother, Mrs Sadie Meadows and maternal grandparents, Mrs. Alberta Sayre of Point Pleasant and Omen Sayre of Follansbee.
Joint funeral services for young Meadows and his father, James F Meadows will be conducted at 12 noon Wednesday in the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Buffalo Memorial Park.
Friends may call after 3 pm Tuesday.

Miller, Frederick D
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 1967
Mrs Taylor's Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Frederick Dean Miller, 27, of 549 Hilda Drive, Gallipolis, who was recovered from the river on Tuesday, will be conducted at 1 p.m. today in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt Hill Cemetery.

Moore, Ronnie G
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, December 21, 1967
Pages 1 & 3
Obituaries For Victims

A second victim, Ronnie G Moore, 23, of Crown City, O., Route 1, had been a passenger in the cab driven by Leo Sanders.
A senior at Ohio University, Moore was a graduate of Symmes Valley High School in Lawrence County, O. HE was born Oct. 8, 1944, at Marietta, O., the son of Noel F and Alma James Moore of Crown City, Route 1.
Others surviving include two brothers, Noel B Moore of Proctorville, O., and Randall Moore, at home, and three sisters, Mrs Garland Plymale of Gallipolis, Mrs Charles Smith of Decatur, Ga., and Mrs George Stinnett of Scottsboro, Ala.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 pm at the F L Stevens Funeral Home at Mercerville, O., by the Rev E C Delaney. Burial will be in the Crown City Cemetery.
Friends are being received at the funeral home after 6 pm today.

Nibert, Nora I
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
Obituaries Given For Bridge Victims

Mrs. Nora I Nibert, 45, of Mud Run, Gallipolis Ferry (formerly of Hogsett), will be buried in the Beale Chapel Cemetery at Apple Grove following funeral services at 2 pm Wednesday at the Beale Chapel Methodist Church by the Rev Marlin Campbell and Rev Odell Bush.
Mrs. Nibert was born Feb. 19, 1922 at Point Pleasant and was an employe of the Quality Manufacturing Co. here. She was the daughter of Mrs. Kitty Withers Neville of Gallipolis Ferry and the late Charles Wilbert Neville.
Her husband, Willard Jess Nibert, died several years ago.
Other survivors include a son, Willard L Nibert of Gallipolis; a daughter, Mrs. Roxie Stover of Columbus, O.; seven brothers, Marion Neville of Gallipolis Ferry, Wayne Neville of Springfield, O., Floyd Neville of Tulsa, Okla., Lloyd Neville of Apple Grove, Robert and Mason Neville of Lancaster, O., and Melvin Neville of Frazeysburg, O.: a sister, Miss Goldie Neville of Pt. Pleasant; and six grandchildren.
The body will be taken from Mohr-Stevens Funeral Home to the residence where friend may call after 6 pm today.

Nibert, Nora
Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
Monday, December 18, 1967
Victims of the Bridge

PT. PLEASANT - Mrs. Nora L. Nibert, 45, Gallipolis Ferry, a victim of the bridge disaster Friday whose body was recovered from the river Sunday, was born in Point Pleasant on Feb. 19, 1922 the daughter of Mrs. Kittie Withers Neville, Gallipolis Ferry and the late Charles W. Neville. She was an employee of the Quality Manufacturing Company and the widow of Willard (Jesse) Nibert.
Surviving in addition to her mother is one son, Willard L. Nibert, Gallipolis, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Roxie Stover, Columbus, O.; one sister, Goldie Neville, Pt. Pleasant; seven brothers, Marion Neville, Gallipolis Ferry, Wayne of Springfield, O., Floyd of Tulsa, Okla., Lloyd of Apple Grove, Melvin of Frazeysburg, O., Robert and Mason Neville, both of Lancaster, O., and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 pm Wednesday at Beale Methodist Church with the Rev. Marlin Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken from the Mohr-Stevens Funeral Home to the late residence where friends may call after 6 pm today.

Northup, Darius E
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
Obituaries Given For Bridge Victims

Darius E Northup, 53, of Gallipolis Ferry, another victim of the collapse, was recovered from the river Sunday evening.
A former employe of the State Road Commission in Mason County, he was born March 23, 1914, at Gallipolis Gerry, a son of the late Thomas and Mary Canterberry Northup. He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Christian Church of Christ at Gallipolis Ferry.
Survivors include a son, Dwane Northup, and a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Ann Darst, both of Troy, O.; two brothers, Deryl of West Columbia and Shannon of Gallipolis Ferry and Mrs. Marie Fowler of Pt. Pleasant; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Jordan Baptist Church at 1:30 pm Tuesday. Burial will be in the Wyoma Cemetery, also at Gallipolis Ferry.
Friends may call at the Mohr-Stevens Funeral Home after 4 pm today.

Northrup, Darius E
Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
Monday, December 18, 1967
Victims of the Bridge

PT. PLEASANT - Darius E Northup, 53, Gallipolis Ferry, was a victim of the Silver Bridge collapse Friday evening. His body was recovered from the Ohio River Sunday.
He was born at Gallipolis Ferry on March 23, 1914 the son of the late Thomas and Mary Canterbury Northup. He was an employee of the State Road Commission and a member of the Pleasant Ridge Christian Church.
Surviving are one son, Dwayne Northup, Troy, Ohio; one daughter, Patricia Ann Durst, Troy, Ohio; two brothers, Deryl Northup, West Columbia and Shannon Northup, Gallipolis Ferry; two sisters, Mrs Nellie Roberts, Gallipolis Ferry and Mrs Marie Fowler, Pt. Pleasant; and two grandchildren.

O'Neil, Roy McKinley
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
Monday, June 26, 1967
Page 14

Roy McKinley O'Neil, 70, of Leon Rt. 2, who died Saturday, will be buried in the Roseberry Cemetery near Point Pleasant following funeral services Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home at Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Pickens, Roy Ezra
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 3
Roy Pickens, 76, Dies Monday
Roy Pickens, 76, of Clifton, died Monday at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
An electrical engineer, he was employed by the Wheeling Steel Corporation and was a member of the Clifton Methodist Church.
Born April 18, 1891 at Letart, he was the son of the late Ezra and Sara Kearns Pickens.
Survivors include one brother, Ray of Clifton; one nephew, Dr Ray Pickens of Middleport; one niece, Mrs Lloyd Hoffman of Pomeroy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 pm Thursday at the Foglesong Funeral Home with the Rev James Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 pm of Wednesday.

Pullen, James O
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 1967
Mrs Taylor's Rites Saturday

Services for James O Pullen, 48, of Middleport, whose body was recovered Tuesday will be conducted today at 3 p.m. at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home in Middleport. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Pullen, James O
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, December 26, 1967
Page 1
Services Held For Victims

The body of James O Pullen, 48, of Brownelle Ave in Middleport was recovered this morning from the Ohio River.
Born March 4, 1919 in Middleport, he was a conductor for the New York Central Railroad.
Mr. Pullen was a member of the Middleport Baptist Church, a veteran of World War II, Middleport Lodge 363 AF AM Anient(sic) Accepted Scotchish(sic) Rites of Columbus, past patron of the Evangeline Chapter No 72 of Middleport Eastern Star and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
He was the son of the late Asa Roscoe Pullen and Cora Pullen of Middleport who survives.
Survivors include the widow, Beth; two daughters, Mrs Susan Polle of Columbus and Stephanie Mae Pullen at home; one son, Steven Ross of Middleport; 1 sister, Jerry of Middleport; one brother, Liston Pullen of Coca Beach, Fla.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 pm Thursday in the Rawlings-Coats Funeral Home in Middleport with the Rev Charles Simon officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 on Wednesday. Death Notice

Rickard, Mrs John W
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, December 19, 1967
Page 3
Mrs Rickard Dies Today

Mrs John W Rickard of Clifton died this morning at Holzer Hospital after a long illness.
The body is at the Foglesong Funeral Home where arrangements will be announced later.

Sanders, Leo Otto (Doc)
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, December 21, 1967
Page 1
Obituaries For Victims

A driver for the Pickens Cab Co., of Point Pleasant, Leo Otto (Doc) Sanders, 43, of 100 9th Street, will be buried in the Elliott Cemetery at Lizemores, W.Va., following services at 2 pm, Friday at the Ida Baptist Church at Bentree, W.Va. with the Rev Charles Frum officiating.
Mr Sanders was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He was born Dec. 20, 1924 at Fola, W. Va. A son of Ellis and Mary Jones Sanders of Sugar Grove, O.
Other survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lydia Elliott Sanders; three sons, Stephen, Wayne, and Robert Sanders, and two daughters, Misses Wanda and Julia Sanders, all at home; four brothers, Elmo Sanders of Jasper, Fla., Paul and Kenneth Sanders of Sugar Grove and Larry Sanders of Lancaster, O.; and five sisters, Mrs Lucille Wallis, Mrs Maxine Musser and Mrs Alverta Snoke, all of Lancaster, Mrs Bernice aisle of Columbus and Mrs Birma Roshon of Denver, Colo.
Friends may call at the Mohr-Stevens Funeral Home from 4 to 9 pm today and at the Combs Funeral Home at Gauley Bridge after 9 am Friday. The body will be taken to the church an hour before the service.

Smith, Charles Thomas
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
Cont 5

Charles Thomas Smith, 65, of Route 2, Bidwell, O., whose body was recovered from the river Monday night, will be buried in Calvary Cemetery at Rio Grande, O. following joint services at 2 pm Friday at the Church of God on Jackson Pike in Gallipolis for him and his wife Erma. The Rev Ezra Bowen and the Rev John Wheeler will officiate.
He was born May 24, 1902 at Chapmansville, W.Va., son of the late John Charles and Virginia Dingess Smith. He was an employe of the C&O Railroad for 27 years, retiring about a year ago, and had been resident of Gallia County for the last 16 years. He formerly lived in Logan, W.Va.
Survivors include three sons, Charles T Smith Jr. of Huntington, John C Smith of Long Beach, Calif. and Herbert P of Gallipolis; five daughters, Mrs. Betty Roberts of (Lou Jean) Unroe of Virginia Beach, Va., Mrs. David (Frances) Hopkins of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. John (Fay) Fritz of San Pedro, Calif. And Mrs Dennis (Elsie) LaCrosse of Yokuska, Japan; and 21 grandchildren.
Also surviving are his bothers and sisters, John W Smith of Letart, Mrs. Harley Chapman of Hollywood, Fla., Mrs. Tom Dean of Huntington and Mrs. James Albert of New York City.
Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm Thursday.Joint Funeral Notice

Smith, Erma Letha
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
Cont 5

Mrs. Erma Letha Smith, 65, was recovered from the river at the same time as her husband. She was born March 26; 1902, at Ripley, W.Va., the daughter of the late John Frey and Minnie Parsons Frey.
She and her husband were both members of the Church of God on Jackson Pike where joint funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 pm by the Rev Ezra Bowen and the Rev John Wheeler. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery at Rio Grande.
In additions to the children and grand- children mentioned previously, Mrs. Smith is survived by two brothers, Albert Frey of Akron, O. and Russell Frey of Mr. Morris, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Millard Elkins of Logan.
Friends are being received at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm Thursday. Joint Funeral Notice

Mr and Mrs Charles T Smith
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, December 21, 1967
Page 3
Obituaries For Victims

Joint funeral services for Charles Thomas Smith, 65, and his wife, Erma Letha Smith, 65, were set for 2 pm, Friday at the Church of God in Gallipolis. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery at Rio Grande, O.
Friends may call at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home today from 3 to 5 pm, and from 7 to 9 pm.

Sturgeon, Maxine E
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 1
Obituaries Given For Bridge Victims

Maxine E Sturgeon, 33, of Kanauga, O., whose body was recovered from the bridge wreckage Friday night, will be buried in the Beech Hill Cemetery following funeral services at 2 pm Tuesday in the Mohr-Stevens Funeral Home.
Born at Leon on June 7, 1934, she was the daughter of Charles R Fielder and the late Elsie Warner Fielder.
Others survivors include three sons, David, John and Lewis all of Point Pleasant; three daughters, Delva of Weston, Sonya and Jaretta, both of Pt. Pleasant; two sisters, Mrs. Dolly Sturgeon and Mrs. May Byus, both of Point Pleasant; and a brother, Orville R Fielder of Point Pleasant Route 1.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 pm today.

Taylor, Glenna Mae
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 1967
Mrs Taylor's Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Glenna Mae Taylor, 23, of Point Pleasant, the 36th victim of the Silver Bridge disaster to be recovered from the Ohio River, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lewis-Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro, W.Va. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Harrisville.
Mrs. Taylor was the wife of Denzil Ray Taylor, a Point Pleasant High School teacher, who was in the car with her when the bridge collapsed. His body has not been recovered.
Mrs. Taylor was born Jan. 27, 1944, in Baltimore, Md., the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Grose of Pennsboro. She was a former teacher on leave from Point Pleasant High School and with her husband had resided in the K & K Mobile Home Park near the Point Pleasant city limits.
The couple had been expecting their first child in January.
She was a graduate of Glenville State College and a member of the Pennsboro Church of Christ. Here she attended both Bellemeade EUB and Trinity Methodist Churches.
Friends may call at the Lewis-Rogers Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Friday.
If the body of Denzil Taylor is found before Saturday, it was reported, joint funeral services will take place. If not a special memorial service will be conducted along with funeral services for his wife.]

Tedesco, Sebastian F
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday December 18, 1967
Page 3
S F Tedesco, Vanadium Corp. Official Dies

Sebastian F Tedesco, 55, of New Haven, died Sunday in a Columbus, Ohio hospital. A resident of Mason County for 15 years, he was superintendent of shipping at the Vanadium Corp. plant at New Haven.
He was born April 4, 1912, at Niagara Falls, N.Y., a son of the late Frank and Lena Militello Tedesco.
Survivors include the widow, Sarah; two sons, Frank Tedesco of Niagara Falls; and Gary Tedesco of New Haven; one daughter, Mrs James Mack of Niagara Falls; three sisters, six brothers, and six grandchildren.
Rosary will be recited today at 7:45 pm, by the Rev. H A Ryan at the Foglesong Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Spallino Funeral Home in Niagara Falls, N.Y. with burial there.
Friends may call at the funeral home between the hours 2-4 and 7-9 pm today.

Turner, Victor
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Page 3
Obituaries Given For Bridge Victims

A Point Pleasant city employe(sic), Victor (Vic) William Turner, 58, was still another fatality.
Born June 22, 1909, in Henderson, he was a son of Mrs. Ida May Asbury Turner of Pt. Pleasant and the late Theodore Turner.
The body of his wife, Mrs. Maxie Jarrell Turner, has not been recovered from the river.
Surviving besides his mother are four sisters, Mrs. Rosa Elliott, Mrs. Neta Dunlap, Mrs. Opal Darst and Miss Nora Turner, all of Point Pleasant.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday at the Gospel Tabernacle on Main Street. Burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Mohr-Stevens Funeral Home after 6 pm Tuesday. The body will be taken to the church an hour before services.

Turner, Victor
Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
Monday, December 18, 1967
Victims of the Bridge

PT. PLEASANT - Victor William Turner, 58, Pt. Pleasant, lost his life in the collapse of the bridge Friday evening and his wife, Maxine Jarrell Turner, apparently lost her life in the same mishap. Turner's body was recovered from the river Sunday but Mrs. Turner's was not recovered.
He was an employee of the city of Point Pleasant. He was born in Henderson on June 22, 1909 son of Mrs. Ida Asbury Turner of Pt. Pleasant and the late Theodore Turner.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Rosa Elliott, Miss Nora Turner, Mrs. Neta Dunlap and Mrs. Opal Darst, all of Pt. Pleasant. Arrangements will be announced by the Mohr-Stevens Funeral Home.

Wamsley, Marvin L
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, December 21, 1967
Page 3
Obituaries For Victims

Marvin L Wamsley, 39, of Point Pleasant, was to buried in the Suncrest Cemetery following funeral services at 10 am today at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home.

Wedge, Paul D
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 18, 1967
Pages 1 & 3
Obituaries Given For Bridge Victims

The body of Paul D. Wedge, 54, of 3011 Cathnor Lane, Point Pleasant, was recovered from the Ohio River Sunday morning.
A past president of the Mason County Board of Education, Wedge was a representative for the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. He was born Nov. 1, 1913, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Dencil and Dolly Gerlach Wedge.
His wife is the late Lillian Herrig Wedge who died in the same bridge disaster and whose body has not yet been recovered.
He was a member of the Minturn Lodge No 19, AF & AM, Chapter 7 of the Royal Arch Masons and Franklin Commandry No 17, Knights Templar, all of Point Pleasant.
He was the first president of the Oh-Kan Coin Club and the first president of the Hidden Valley Country Club. He also was a member of the Ameri- and in 1963 was on the governor's committee for the selection of the Centennial Coin for West Virginia.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Beverly Cottrill of West Columbia and Mrs. Betsy Blain of Point Pleasant; three sons, Paul D. (Denny), Jr., of Bowling Green, Ky., Jimmy Joe of Point Pleasant and Vick Herring of Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Charles of Mt. Alto and Marion of Miami; one sister, Mrs. Madolyn Brown of Miami; and six grandchildren.
The body is at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

White, James Alfred
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, December 21, 1967
Page 3
Obituaries For Victims

Funeral services for Point Pleasant High School coach James Alfred White, 40, will be conducted today at 2 pm at the Honaker-Harris Funeral Home at Logan. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Memorial services will be held Sunday morning at the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church by the Rev Gaston Boyle.

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