Mason County Obituaries 1978 S-Z

 

Safford, William Cameron
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 53
September 29, 1978

William Cameron Safford, 60, 512 Kathnor Lane, Point Pleasant, died Tuesday morning in the University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, following a short illness.
Born June 15, 1922, at Gallipolis, Ohio, he was the son of the late Herald Reed Safford and Nevola Lowe Safford.
A member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, he was employed with the AEP Corporation of Columbus, Ohio, and was a construction supervisor at the Mountaineer Plant in New Haven. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a First Lieutenant in the National Guard at Point Pleasant for several years.
He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge Morning Dawn No. 007, Gallipolis; the Royal Arch Masons Chapter No. 79, Gallipolis; the Moriah Council No. 32 Royal and Select Masters, Gallipolis; the Franklin Commandary No. 17 of Point Pleasant; the Beni Kedem Temple and Legion of Honor of Charleston; the Pat Wilson Shrine Club of Point Pleasant; Clan No. Four Mountaineer Grand and Glorious Order of Hillbilly Degree of Point Pleasant; and American Legion Post 23 of Point Pleasant.
He is survived by his wife, Violet Mae Lucas Safford; two sons, Stephen Cameron Safford, Point Pleasant, and Ronald Allan Safford, Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Robert Safford, Sarasota, Fla. and Lonnie Safford, of Coverty, Rhode Island; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Kathleen Safford Eich.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Tally Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home from 7-9 pm Wednesday.
Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by Minturn Lodge No. 19 AF-AM of Point Pleasant.
In lieu of flowers the family requests all donations or contributions be made to the Mason County Cancer Fund.

Sayre, David L
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 14
March 28, 1978
Services Set For Retired UM Minister

Rev. David L Sayre, 78, Columbus, O. and formerly of Point Pleasant, died Monday at 3 am in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Eileen Ashcraft, Columbus.
He was a retired minister of the W.Va. Conference of United Methodist Churches with 40 years of service. He was a former minister of both the Heights and Bellemead United Methodist Churches in Point Pleasant.
Other United Methodist Churches he served were Leon, Valley Mills, Greenwood, Northview, Shinston and Silverton.
He was a member of the Longview Methodist Church of Evans. He was also a former chairman of the Rural Light Commission of the W.Va. Conference and a graduate of the Bonebrake Theological Seminary of Dayton, Ohio.
Rev. Sayre was born July 6, 1899, to the late David Wesley and Mary Barnett Sayre. His wife was the late Jessie F Sayre.
Other survivors besides his daughter are: a foster-son Spicer P (Bill) Chatt, Clarksburg; a brother, Hobart Sayre, Fostoria, O.; a sister, Mrs. Leonard Tippon, Columbus; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 am at the Heights United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery in Evans.
Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Wednesday from 4 to 6 pm and 7 to 10 pm.

Smith, Clarence E
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 28
August 25, 1978
Smith Infant Dies Thursday

Clarence E Smith, three-month-old son of Ruby Smith, 223 First Street, Point Pleasant, was pronounced dead on arrival at Pleasant Valley Hospital Thursday morning.
He is also survived by a maternal grandmother Gladys Smith, Point Pleasant.
Funeral services will be held Saturday 10 am in the Stevens Funeral Home with John Steel, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 pm today.

Stutler, Spencer
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 14
March 25, 1978
Leon Farmer Dies After Long Illness

Spencer Stutler, 90, Leon, died Friday at Pleasant Valley Hospital following a lengthy illness.
He was a retired farmer.
Survivors included his wife, Corda Snyder Stutler, five sons, Robert, Arbuckle; Charles, Ernie and Donald, all of Leon; Clayton, Radnor, Ohio; 11 daughters: Mrs. Marie Thaxton, Mrs. Dollie Adkins, both of Leon; Mrs. Clara Bochman, Vermillion, Ohio; Mrs. Betty LaBella, Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Mabel Johnson, Lorain, Ohio; Mrs. Opal Whitt, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Mary Stover, Point Pleasant; Mrs. Goldie Crump, Marion, Ohio; Mrs. Lucy Reed, Tryon, Ohio; Mrs. Margie Oliver, Marion, Ohio; Mrs. Cerneila Thornton; four brothers, John Stutler, Radnor, Ohio; Perry Stutler, Point Pleasant; Clarence Stutler, Gallipolis and George Stutler, Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Belle Corffie, Leon; Mrs. Ivy Snyder, Elmwood; Mrs. Sade Greenlee, Coolsville and 62 grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Monday at 2 pm at the Wolfe Valley Church on Rt. 3, Leon. Burial will follow in the Wolfe Valley Cemetery.
Friends may call after … pm today at the Raynes Funeral Home of Buffalo.

Varian, Ida E
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 37
September 18, 1978
Ida Varian, 87, Succumbs To Illness

Mrs. Ida E Varian, 87, 2101 Mt. Vernon Ave., died Sunday evening at Pleasant Valley Hospital, after a short illness.
Born Nov. 22, 1890, in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late Lorenzo Dow Clendenen and Lyda Anne McCullough Clendenen. She was a member of the Heights United Methodist Church.
Her husband, John Varian, died in Oct. 1963. Also preceding her in death were a sister, Ora, and a brother, John F (Rags) Clendenen.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. John R (Daisy) Douglass, Point Pleasant; and four nephews, John F, George T and Kendall E Clendenen, all of Point Pleasant, and Jeffrey L Clendenen, Letart.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm at Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Malcolm officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Waggener, Graham Windon
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 53
September 30, 1978

Graham Windon Waggener, 87, Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday in a Charlotte hospital.
Born May 15, 1895 at Charleston, W.Va., he was the son of the late Graham B and Clara Windon Waggener.
He was a retired Lieutenant JG of the US Navy and served in World War I and World War II. He was also a former bonier inspector for the Continental Insurance Company.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Waggener, in 1974.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. KC (Mary Sue) Moore, Venice, California, and Mrs. RT (Elizabeth) Savage, Orinda, California; one brother, JS Waggener, Tampa, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Freda Waggener, Point Pleasant.
Graveside services will be at 11 am Saturday in Kirkland Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Malcolm C McIver III officiating.
Arrangements are by the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home.

Whittington, Harold M
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 26
June 26, 1978
H Whittington Succumbs After Long Illness

Harold M Whittington, 70, 1426 Kanawha Street, Point Pleasant, died Sunday afternoon in Pleasant Valley Hospital after a long illness.
He was born Dec. 9, 1907, in Ambrosia, to the late James Robert and Lottie Levenia McDermitt Whittington.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Horton, Robert and Sidney.
He was a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Tressie Radcliff Whittington; three brothers, Clarence Whittington, Rt. 2, Point Pleasant; Lester Whittington, Columbus, and William Whittington, Cheylan; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Meredith, Fairborn, O. and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 1:30 pm in the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Icenhower and the Rev. Raymond Bell officiating. Burial will be in the Pullins Cemetery at Brighton.
Friends may call at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home after 7 pm today. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Williams, Jeremy Scott
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
January 16, 1978

Jeremy Scott Williams, 13 day-old son of Delbert and Wanda Gale Leport Williams, Gallipolis Ferry, died Saturday afternoon in the Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston.
He was born Jan 2, 1978, 7:34 pm in Pleasant Valley Hospital, and was named the winner in the Point Pleasant Register's 1978 Baby Derby Contest.
Surviving in addition to his parents are the maternal grandparents, William and Augusta Leport, Henderson; maternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Missouri Robinson, Henderson, and Mrs. Virginia Leport, Henderson; Paternal grandparents, Leslie Roy and Mary Ann Williams, Gallipolis Ferry; paternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Lura Ethel Williams, Roanoke, Va., and Oscar and Gladys Smith, Charleston.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, 1 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred D McCallister officiating. Burial will follow in the Concord Cemetery.

 

 

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