Mason County Obituaries 1978 A-F

 

Amburgey, Ira
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
October 16, 1978

Ira Amburgey, 74, Succumbs
Ira Amburgey, 74, 2811 Meadowbrook Drive, Point Pleasant, died this morning in Pleasant Valley Hospital after a sudden illness.
He was born Nov. 10, 1903 in Kentucky, to the late William J and Josephine Collins Amburgey.
He was a retired employee of the Federal Government as a coalmine inspector in Jasper, Tenn., and a member of the Masonic Lodge at Jasper, Tenn., Scottish Rite in Charleston and the Bendi Kedem Shrine of Charleston and the St Paul United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Susan Crase; two sons, Roy L and Ralph E Amburgey, both of Point Pleasant; one brother, Dewey Amburgey, New Albany, Ind.; one granddaughter, Kindra Lynn and three grandsons, Kenneth Lee, Kevin and Steven all of Point Pleasant.
Funeral services will be held Thursday 1:30 pm in the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Herman Hayes. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the …(rest of article covered by another obit).

Bailey, Eva Mae
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 37
September 19, 1978
Services Set Wednesday For Eva Mae Bailey

Mrs. Eva Mae Watson Bailey, 66, 2811 Maple Ave., Point Pleasant, died Monday morning in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was born Feb. 11, 1912, Olive Hill, Ky. to the late James W and Alice Rose Watson.
She was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant, Chapter 75, Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 283 White Shrine, Gallipolis and a retired social worker with the W.Va. Department of Welfare with 23 years of service.
Survivors include her husband, James Raymond Bailey; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Newsome, Monaville, W.Va., and Mrs. Lena Thackett, Huntington.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 3:30 pm in the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Herman Hayes officiating. Additional services will be held Thursday 1 pm in the Maryatta United Baptist Church, Verdunville, W.Va. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services. The Rev. Glen White will officiate at these services. The Rev. Glen White will officiate at these services. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens, Logan.
Friends may cal at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home after 6 pm today. Chapter 75, Order of Eastern star will hold a memorial service at 7:30 tonight.

Bennett, John W
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
October 12, 1978
Bennett Rites Set Friday
Funeral services for John W Bennett, 16, Letart, Rt. 1, who died Tuesday in St Mary's Hospital, will be held Friday 1:30 pm in the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery.
In the listing of survivors in Wednesday's edition, the name of Ted Swartz, Letart, step-father, was inadvertently omitted….

Blessing, Clarence C
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 37
September 30, 1978
C C Blessing, 69, Succumbs, Rites Monday

Clarence C Blessing, 69, Letart, Route 1, Upper Flats Community, died at 12:34 am today at Jackson General Hospital at Ripley.
Mr. Blessing, a farmer and former schoolteacher, was active in local civic and community affairs. He more recently was the manager of the Farm Credit Association for the area.
He was a member of the Mason County Farm Bureau, the Jr. OUAM Lodge of New Haven and St. Mark's Lutheran Church of Upper Flats.
Born Dec. 12, 1908 in the Upper Flats Community, son of the late F T (True) Blessing and Sevilla Roush Blessing.
Survivors include his wife, Wilda; three daughters, Mrs. George (Evelyn) Weirick, Ravenswood, Dorothy Bartholomew, Arlington, Va. and Mrs. William (Peggy) Rogers, Vienna, W.Va.; one son, Charles Blessing, Letart, Route 1; one brother, Russell W Blessing, Parkersburg; 10 grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert.
Services will be held Monday at 1:30 pm at St. Mark's Lutheran Church with the Rev. George Weirick officiating. Burial will be in Boards Cemetery.
Friends may call at Foglesong Funeral Home 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm on Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mason County Heart Fund or St. Mark's Lutheran Church.

Bright, Mary H
Mason County Message Board
Posted by RP
Tuesday, February 22, 2000
(1978)

Mrs. Mary H. Bright, Columbus, Oh. formerly of Mason County, died Thursday at 1:30am at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. An Employee for F.W. Means Co., She was born April 7,1919 at Southside a daughter of the late Morgan and Evelyn Patterson Casto. Survivors include a daughter, Rosemary Bright, Columbus; one son Harold Bright, of Clearwater, FL. and a brother Jess Casto of Columbus. Graveside service will be held Sunday at 3:00pm at the Pine Grove Cemetery at Southside by the Rev, Fred McCallister. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home.

Calland, Huldah H
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
October 20, 1978
Former City Woman Dies

Huldah H Calland, 82, a former Point Pleasant resident, died Thursday morning at her home in Madison, Ind. Following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Calland was born and spent her early life in Point Pleasant as the only child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob P Heatherington.
She is survived by a daughter, Pat Oyler, with whom she made her home; and a son, John Calland, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of the Columbus, O. area.
Private cremation services will be held in Indiana.

Carpenter, Wayland T S
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
January 17, 1978

Wayland T S Carpenter, 79, Letart, was pronounced dead on arrival Monday afternoon at Pleasant Valley Hospital. Born Jan. 23, 1898, Chestnut Ridge Rd., to the late Charles Friend and Cora Virginia Freeman Carpenter, he was a carpenter and steelworker.
Survivors include two daughters, Alice Juanita Morgan, Letart, and Patricia A Backus, Charleston; one son, Ronald E Carpenter, Coolville, O. one brother, Earl Carpenter, Weirton, W.Va.; seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, 1 pm at the Foglesong Funeral Home with the Rev. James K Po.. officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. …
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Cassidy, Sylvia May
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 28
July 31, 1978
Sylvia Cassidy Dies Saturday

Word has been received here of the death of Sylvia May Huffman Cassidy, 55, 1140 Magnolia Ave., Akron, O., who died on Saturday in an Akron hospital.
She was born on May 1, 1923 at Ambrosia to the late Earl Huffman and Mattie Taylor Huffman who survives.
She was preceded in death by one sister Garnet Lee Keister. She was also the granddaughter of the late Frank and Myrtie Greenlee Taylor and the late Riley and Laura Gibbs Huffman.
Survivors include her husband Joe Cassidy; one daughter, Lynda at home; one son, Burch, Akron, O.; one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Berry Mayes, Leon and Mrs. Freda Shorte, Santee, Calif.; three brothers, Hershel Huffman, Gahanna, O.; Raymond Huffman, Columbus; and Arthur Huffman, Hilliard, O. There are several nieces, nephews, cousins and uncle and aunt from Mason County who survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 3 pm in the Hopkins Funeral Home, 547 Canton Rd., Akron, O. Burial will be in an Akron Cemetery.

Coon, Ora Rosetta
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
October 18, 1978
Death Claims Ora R Coon

Mrs. Ora Rosetta Coon, 90, 120 Pleasant Street, Point Pleasant, formerly of Comfort, W.Va. died Tuesday evening in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was a member of the Comfort Presbyterian Church.
She was born Aug. 25, 1888, Comfort, to the late John P and Josephine Meadows Jarrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reid Coon in 1970.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thelma Rogers, Point Pleasant, with whom she made her home and Mrs. Sylvia Turner, West Lake, O.; three sons, Siegel Coon and Kermit Coon, Comfort and Rex Coon, Kimball, W.Va.; one sister, Mrs. Lottie Midkiff and one half-sister, Mrs. Lillie Midkiff, both of Comfort; 10 grandchildren.
The funeral will be Friday 1 pm in the Comfort Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Mary Elizabeth Goins officiating. Burial will be in the Coon Cemetery at Comfort.
Friends may call at the Leonard-Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet from 6 to 9 pm Thursday.

Cossin, George Washington
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 53
September 13, 1978

George Washington Cossin, 72, 2067 Case Road, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Mason County, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his son, Delmer Cossin, Columbus, Ohio.
Born Feb. 22, 1910, Deby, he was the son of the late Julius and Fannie Hart Cossin.
Preceding him in death was his wife, Helen Mae Backus Cossin who died in 1965.
He was a retired carpenter.
Surviving are two sons, Delmer and Kenneth Cossin, both of Columbus; one sister, Dana See, Point Pleasant; one brother, Howard Moody, Point Pleasant; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Rev. John Warner officiating. Burial will be at the Greer Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call the Wilcoxen Funeral Home after 6 pm on Tuesday.

Cremeans, Luther
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
January 18, 1978

Luther Cremeans, 69, 414 Seventh Ave., Guyandotte, Huntington, died Monday in a Huntington hospital.
He was born May 27, 1908, in Mason County, a son of the late Clarence and Daisy Holley Cremeans. He was a member of the Thomas Memorial Freewill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife Nowlia Camp Cremeans, 1976.
Survivors include nine daughters, Mrs. Bertha Meadows, Milton, Rt. 1, Mrs. Delores Reynolds, Huntington, Mrs. Daisy Jenkins, Greenbottom, Mrs. Alberta Davis, Apple Grove, Mrs. Lola Heaberlin, Mrs. Rosie Smith, Cora Collins and Julia Krantz, all of Huntington; three sons, Luther Cremeans, Scottown, O., Allen and Mana Cremeans, both of Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Jenkins, Lesage, and Mrs. Ioma Johnson, Huntington; three brothers, Clarence Cremeans, Huntington, Selba Cremeans, Glenwood, Allen Cremeans, Columbus, O., 28 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, 1 pm at the Chapman Mortuary, Huntington. The Rev. Frank Edmonds will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pete Meadows Cemetery, Glenwood.

Daugherty, Ruth
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
October 16, 1978
Ohio Woman Dies In PVH
Ruth Daugherty, 69, Rt. 2, Bidwell, died in Pleasant Valley Hospital Sunday morning.
She was born Oct. 31, 1909, Gallipolis, to the late Joseph and Lula Beatrice Mayberry Miller.
She was a former employee of the Point Pleasant Manufacturing Company and retired from the Columbus State Hospital in 1971.
She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Daugherty in 1950.
She was a member of the Addison Baptist Church, Moose Auxiliary and the CIC Club of Kanauga.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Paul Clayton, Bidwell; Mrs. David Pulllem, Rochester, Mass.; Mrs. Joseph Teffner, Courtland, O., and Mrs. Fred Rake, Columbus; one son, Donovan Daugherty, Yucatia, Calif., two brothers, Ray of Columbus, and Bill of Bidwell; five sisters, Mrs. Lettie Gavorski, Avon, O.; Mrs. Dorothy Meacher, Reedsville, N.C.; Mary Margaret Chevalier, Gallipolis, Mrs. Ernest Baird, Gallipolis and Mrs. Patty Endicott, Wallbridge, O.; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held 10 am Wednesday at the Millers Home for Funerals with the Rev. Joseph Godwin officiating. The body will be cremated.

Dunsmoor, Doris Hall
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 37
October 20, 1978
Mrs. Dunsmoor, 81, Succumbs

Doris Hall Dunsmoor, 81, Portsmouth, O. formerly of Parkersburg, died Thursday morning in Holzer Medical Center.
She was the mother of Lyle Dunsmoor of Point Pleasant. Three grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 pm at the Vaughan Funeral Home in Parkersburg.

Errett, Ruth I
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 26
June 16, 1978
Death Claims Ruth Errett

Mrs. Ruth I Errett, 57, Buffalo, died Monday in an automobile accident near Fort Pierce, Fla.
She was the owner and operator of Ruth's Beauty Shop in Buffalo, and a member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Lillie Martin, Eleanor; husband, Samuel E Errett II; two daughters, Mrs. Sharon L Webb, Campbells Creek and Mrs. Kay Greenlee, Nitro; three sons, Samuel III, Eleanor; William M, Buffalo; John T at home; five sisters, Mrs. Juanita Fellure and Mrs. Doris Wagner both of Eleanor; Mrs. Nina Caudill, Gallipolis Ferry, Mrs. Hazel Chattin, West Columbia; Mrs. Pearl Cheesebrew, Point Pleasant; one brother, Wilson Martin, Gallipolis Ferry, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday 2:30 pm in the Buffalo United Methodist Church with the Rev. William (Bud) Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, after 2 pm Saturday.

Fisher, Boyd Roberson
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
October 16, 1978
Death Claims Boyd Fisher

Boyd Roberson Fisher, 66, Avondale, Ariz., died Saturday at his home. He was a former resident of Mason County.
He was born March 2, 1912, Hurricane, to the late Thomas and Celia Carpenter Fisher. He was a member of the Siloam Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Surviving are one son, Charles Odell Fisher, Point Pleasant, and one brother, Samuel Handley of Huntington, Utah and four grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Stevens Funeral Home.

Fisher, Boyd Roberson
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 37
October 18, 1978
Funeral Notice
Fisher

Funeral services for Boyd Roberson Fisher, 66, Avondale, Ariz., formerly of Mason County, will be held Thursday 2 pm in the Stevens Funeral Home. The Rev. James Bunn will officiate. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 pm today.

Fridley, Leslie
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 14
March 22, 1978
Death Claims Leslie Fridley

Word has been received here of the death of Leslie (Buddy) Fridley, Bloomingburg, Ohio, formerly of Mason County, who died Monday evening at his home after a long illness.
He was born June 27, 1941, in Mason County, to Don and Bertha Fridley.
Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Becky Weatheral Fridley; one daughter, Lona Fridley at home; three sisters, Priscilla Ann, Marcella Faye and Faith Rosemary all of Bloomingburg, Ohio; two brothers, James Allen Fridley, Bloomingburg and Robert Woodrow Fridley, Choctaw, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held Thursday in Bloomingburg, Ohio. Burial will follow in Bloomingburg Cemetery.



 

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