Mason County Obituaries 1978 G-L

 

Gardner, Richard F
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
January 19, 1978

Richard F Gardner, 49, Rt. 2, Leon, died Wednesday morning in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was born March 22, 1928, in Mason County, to Mrs. Fay Daugherty Gardner, Point Pleasant, Rt. 2, and the late Frank Gardner. He was preceded in death by one sister Shirley Gardner on June 22, 1970.
He was a welder with Union Boiler Co., Nitro, a veteran of Korean War and a member of the Mason County Post 23, American Legion and VFW.
Survivors include his wife, Frances O'Neil Gardner; one son, Richard (Dickie) Gardner, Huntington; sister, Mrs. Betty Fowler, Point Pleasant; one brother, Johnnie Gardner, Point Pleasant.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, 1 pm at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev. Tally Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 pm today.

Garrison, Haskell D
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
August 2, 1978
Buffalo Man Dies After Short Illness

Haskell D Garrison, 56, Rt. 1, Buffalo, died Monday in Pleasant Valley Hospital after a short illness.
He was a farmer and a disabled World War II veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen, one daughter, Mrs. Dottie Lou Warren, Clearwater, Fla.; four sons, Dwane, Redhouse; Carl, Racine, O.; Michael and Larry both of Buffalo; three sisters, Mrs. Opal Fumea, Columbus; Mrs. Dortha Curatti, Mansfield, O.; and Mrs Norma Jividen, Grimms Landing; three brothers, Pearl, New Orleans; Waldo, Ecorse, Mich. And Charles, Columbus; seven grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, after 7 pm today.

Gleason, Inez Marie
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 28
July 20, 1978

Mrs. Inez Marie Camden Gleason, 78, Westerville, O. formerly of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday evening after a long illness at the Westerville Convalescent Center.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
She was born on Aug. 4, 1899 in Point Pleasant, to the late Robert and Clara Brown Camden.
She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel (Jacob) Gleason in 1964, along with one sister and brother.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Manford (Evelyn) Bauer, Point Pleasant and Mrs. Otis (Sylvia) Jordan, Westerville; three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Blankenship, Miss Pauline Camden and Mrs. Violet Farley all of Point Pleasant; three brothers, Joe Camden, Bidwell; James Camden, Williamstown, W.Va.; Frank Camden, Columbus.
Funeral services will be held Friday 1:30 pm in the First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Ray Whiteman officiating. Burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.
Friends may call at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home today from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 pm.

Greenlee, Roy E
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
January 21, 1978

Roy E Greenlee, 94, Leon, died Friday in Pleasant Valley Hospital after a short illness.
A life-long resident of Mason County, he was a member of the Leon Baptist Church and retired from the New York Central Railroad.
He was preceded in death by one son, Arthur and one daughter, Mrs. Grace Newton, also one sister and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife Lola Woodall Greenlee; one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Jeansen, Lake Isabelle, Calif.; two sons, Kenneth Greenlee, Columbus and Roy Greenlee Jr., St Louis, Missouri; one sister, Miss Rosa Greenlee, Charleston; four brothers, Frank, Jesse and Verner all of Charleston, Jake and Omer Greenlee both of Florida; also 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, where arrangements will be announced…

Henry, Lee Vitus
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 37
September 30, 1978
Death Claims Lee Henry, 74

Lee Vitus Henry, 74, Gallipolis Ferry, died this morning at 6:45 at his home after a short illness.
Born March 21, 1904 in Mason County, son of the late George Calvin Henry and Alta Mae Persinger Henry.
He attended the Jordan Baptist Church and was a retired foreman on the B & O Railroad after 42 years of service.
His wife, avis Maxine Hatfield Henry, preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 1968.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Linda Darlene Henry Haley, Gallipolis, O.; four sons, Bobby Lee, William Wayne (Bill) and Ronnie Ray, all of Gallipolis Ferry, and Roy Lewis of Point Pleasant; one brother, John A., Apple Grove; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, five brothers and one granddaughter.
Services will be held Monday at 2 pm at the Jordan Baptist Church at Gallipolis Ferry by the Rev. Odell Bush and the Rev. William (Bud) Hatfield. Burial will be in Beale Cemetery at Apple Grove.
The body will be taken to the church one hour before services.
Friends may call at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home after 1 pm Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society are requested.

Hesson, Charles O
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
January 23, 1978

Charles O Hesson, 56, Glenwood, Rt. 1, died Saturday in the Presbyterian Manor Nursing Home, Huntington.
He was born Feb. 25, 1921, Cabell County, to the late Joseph James and Cora Brannen Hesson.
He was a repairman for Acme Machine Shop of Huntington, and a veteran of World War II having served in the US Army.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha Bailey Hesson; one son, Max Hesson, Glenwood; two sisters, Mrs. Justie Oldaker, Lesage, and Mrs. Eloise Dennison, Zion, Ill.; three brothers, Roscoe Hesson, Huntington, James Hesson, Melissa, and L. Junior Hesson, Barboursville.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, 1 pm at the Chapman Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Terry A Jordan officiating.
Burial will follow in Union Ridge Cemetery.

Hill, Goldie Sisson
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 26
July 1, 1978

Graveside services for Goldie Sisson Hill, 83, Bellevue, Pa. formerly of Point Pleasant, will be held Monday, 2:30 pm at the Suncrest Cemetery.
Mrs. Hill died Thursday at the home of her niece Mrs. Amy Meehan of Bellevue, also formerly of Point Pleasant.
She is survived by another niece Mrs. Goldie Kuyat of Zelienople, Pa.; grandchildren Linford Earl Eastep and Mrs. Nedra Lee West of Poquosson, Va.
She was preceded in death by a son Linford Eastep.
Friends are being received at the Pinkerton Funeral Home, 1014 California Ave., Avalon, Pa. Sunday from noon to 3 pm and from 7 to 9 pm.

Hughes, Byrd B
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 26
June 26, 1978
Death Claims Byrd Hughes

Byrd B Hughes, 72, Gallipolis Ferry, died Saturday in Pleasant Valley Hospital following a short illness.
He was born on Sept 8, 1905 in Gallipolis Ferry to the late Eugene and Maybelle Henry Hughes.
He was a retired farmer and construction worker. He was a member of the Bruce Chapel Episcopal Church and a veteran of the US Army.
Survivors include one son, William (Billy) Hughes, Columbus; one sister, Susie Hughes Withers, Gallipolis Ferry and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 2 pm in the Stevens Funeral Home with the Rev. William Hatfield and the Rev. Odell Bush officiating. Burial will be in Beale Chapel Cemetery.
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Kiess, Dorothy
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
October 9, 1978
Dorothy Kiess, 63, Succumbs

Mrs. Dorothy Kiess, 63, Moon Township, Coraopolis, Pa., died Saturday in Coraopolis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Kiess in 1975.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Candace Spurlock, Point Pleasant and one grandchild, Shannon Spurlock, Point Pleasant.
Services will be held Wednesday 2 pm in the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens.

Knapp, Arthur O
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 37
September 19, 1978
Arthur Knapp, 89, Succumbs

Arthur O Knapp, 89, 392 Hanes Road, St. Petersburg, Fla., died Sunday afternoon at the Appolio Medical Center in St. Petersburg, after a long illness.
He was born June 6, 1887, Mason County, to the late William R S Knapp and G A Deweese Knapp. He was a former resident of Charleston and a retired wholesale grocery salesman.
He was a member of the Mirror Lake Christian Church in St. Petersburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona W Knapp in 1971.
Survivors include three sons, Charles O and Arthur E Knapp both of Charleston and George H Knapp, St. Petersburg, Fla.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday 11 am in the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Mr. Andrew Jones officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Lawson, Charles
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 26
June 17, 1978

Charles Lawson, 69, Winter Haven, Fla., died unexpectedly Thursday in Milwaukee, Wis. while visiting friends. He is the brother of Mrs. Howard L Yeager Sr., Point Pleasant.
He was born March 17, 1909 in Elkins, W.Va., to the late Henry Thomas and Emma Catherine Wilmoth Lawson.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, John G Lawson, William B Lawson and Edgar C Lawson.
Survivors include his wife, Tessie Lawson; four brothers, J Brooks Lawson, Williamson; Joseph Wilmoth Lawson, Bristol, Tenn.; David G Lawson, Hot Springs, Calif.; Perry Thomas Lawson, Woodlands, Australia. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Yeager is another sister, Emma Ethel Davenport, Jacksonville, Fla.
Funeral services will be held Monday in Milwaukee.

Long, Sharon Lynn
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
August 2, 1978
Sharon Long, 22, Succumbs

Sharon Lynn Long, 22, Henderson, died Tuesday morning of injuries from a fall at Holzer Medical Center.
She was a graduate of Wahama High School.
She was born on May 1, 1956, Mason, to Oatho L and Florida Anderson Casto of Mason.
Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Richard A Long; one sister, Mrs. Patsy Oiler, Middleport; three brothers, Charles Casto, Mason; Ronnie Casto, Pomeroy; and Bobby with the US Army in Germany; a grandmother, Leola Miller, Mason.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home.
NOTE: Handwritten by Violette is "Kirkland"



 

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