Mason County Obituaries 1968

Cantrell, Thomas Allen
Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
13 May 1968

BODY FOUND -- The body of Thomas Allen Cantrell, 26, of 325 Fourth Ave., found Sunday in the Ohio River near Clipper Mills. Ready to carry the body up the river bank to an awaiting emergency vehicle are (l to r) -- Jim Shato, Eddie Guinther, bending over in white, Col W Kenneth ___lker, Gallia County Civil Defense Director (hat), Bernard Guinther, Dan McDade, in Army jacket, and Terry Fellure, on far right. Cantrell's body was the 43rd of 46 Silver Bridge collapse victims to be recovered.

Cantrell, Thomas Allen
Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
13 May 1968
In Memory

THOMAS ALLEN CANTRELL was born on November 3, 1941. He was born in Gallipolis, the first child of June (Hartley) and Owen Cantrell. He spent his entire life in Gallipolis. He attended the Gallipolis schools and was graduated from Gallia Academy High School with the Class of 1960. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served a short time at Great Lakes Naval Training Station. At the time of his death he was an employee of the Gallipolis Tribune. He is survived by his parents Mr and Mrs Owen Cantrell and one brother, William Cantrell.
He was a member of The First Baptist Church of Gallipolis, Ohio. He lost his life in the collapse of the Silver Bridge on December 15, 1967.
Don't ask us if we miss him,
For life for us is not the same;
All the world would be like heaven,
Just to see him once again.
We never knew out hearts could ache,
With such bitter pain;
Longing for his smiling face,
Or to hear his voice again.
We didn't know life could be,
So lonely, cold and dim;
But we have learned so many things,
Because of losing him.
Some may forget him,
Now that he is gone;
But we will remember him,
No matter how long.
Mom, Dad and Bill

Graham, John Paul
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 24, 1968
Page 1
Services Set Friday For Rev. Graham

Funeral services for the Rev. John Paul Graham, 54, of 178 Park Drive, will be conducted at 2 pm Friday in the Davies Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. William Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Leon Cemetery.
He died Tuesday morning at Holzer Hospital.
He was the pastor of the Davies Grove Baptist Church.
He was also employed by the Gallipolis Food Co. as a salesman. He was formerly employed by the Ben Franklin Clothing Co. and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.
Born at Charleston on July 16, 1914, he was the son of Virgil and Tressie Graham of Charleston who survive.
Surviving in addition to the parents are the widow Bernice Shinn Graham; two daughters, Mrs. Reta Byus of Point Pleasant and Mrs. Patricia Keefer of Leon; one brother, Thomas of Charleston and one sister, Miss Virginia Graham of Charleston and six grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Mohr-Stevens Funeral Home between the hours of 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 pm today. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.


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