Mason County Obituaries 1982 S-Z

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Sansom, Nancy C
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 63
November 1, 1982

Nancy A Sansom, 38, 2404 Ninth Ave, Huntington, was dead on arrival at St Mary's Hospital in Huntington. She had been in failing health the past 16 months.
She was a member of the Balls Chapel Church of Ashton and was a graduate of Hannan High School in 1962. She was a cheerleader for two years.
She worked for Huntington Industries, Inc., in Huntington.
She was born in Huntington on March 17, 1944. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Louella Dunn Flora.
Surviving are three brothers, John, Paul and Lawrence (Pete) Flora, all of Ashton; one sister, Margaret Salgo, of Huntington; and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 am at the Stevens Funeral Home with Opal Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the Beale Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call Monday after 4 pm.

Sawyers, Luella R
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 31
May 28, 1982

Mrs Luella R Sawyers, 88, 1518 Ohio St, Point Pleasant, died Thursday evening in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Dec 5, 1893, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Mary Rack Roberts.
She was a retired Mason County school teacher, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the Dorcas Circle of United Methodist Women and the Laurel Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Sawyers, in November, 1965, and a son, Frederick, who died in February, 1966.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Luella Howard, Norfolk, Va., and Ernest Davis, Cypress, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Sunday in the Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev Tally Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant on Saturday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services.

Sayre, Corda
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 37
June 28, 1982

Corda L Sayre, 83, formerly of Mason County, died June 28 at Fostoria, Ohio.
She taught school in Mason County for 22 terms before moving to Ohio.
Survivors include her husband, Hobert G Sayre of Fostoria; one son Gaylord Sayre of Risingsun, Ohio, one daughter, Bernadine Kayser of Point Pleasant; three sisters, Osa J Jacobs, Flatrock, Ohio, Mary Jane Grimm, Point Pleasant, and Audrey Wilson, Evans; one brother, Emmett Pullins, Chillicothe, Ohio, seven grandsons and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Harold Ivan Sayre; one daughter, Wilda Arlene Copsey; one sister and four brothers.
The funeral was held in Fostoria, Ohio with several relatives attending.

Sayre, Corda L
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 37
June 29, 1982

Corda L Sayre, 83, formerly of Mason County, died June 28 at Fostoria City Hospital, Fostoria, Ohio.
Born Dec 27, 1898 to A T and Rahcel Pullins, she taught school in Mason County 22 terms before moving to Fostoria in 1948.
Survivors include her husband, Hobart G Sayre, Fostoria; one son, Gaylord E Sayre, Risingsun, Ohio; one daughter, Bernadine Kayser, Point Pleasant; four sisters, Osa Jacobs, Flat Rock, Ohio, Anna Mae Hoschar, Kansas, Ohio, Mary Jane Grimm, Pont Pleasant, and Audrey Wilson, Evans, W.Va., one brother, Emmett Pullins, Chillicothe, Ohio; seven grandsons; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Harold Ivan Sayre; one daughter, Wilda Arlene Copsey; one sister; and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held at the Mann Funeral Home in Fostoria Thursday at 10 am. (June 28, 1982 obit)

Sayre, Holly
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 68
November 30, 1982

Holly Sayre, 69, London, Ohio, formerly of Leon, died Saturday night in London, Ohio.
Born Sept. 18, 1913, Mason County, he was the son of the late Wesley and Ida Miller Sayre.
His wife, Eleanor Adams Sayre preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were two brothers and six sisters.
He was a retired construction mechanic.
Surviving are three sons, Jeff Adams, David Sayre, and Keith Sayre, at home; two daughters, Ida Sayre, Texas and Holly Marie Sayre, Ohio; three sister, Mabel Cheesebrew, Point Pleasant, Margaret Sisson, Point Pleasant and Lucy Hill, Inverness, Fla.; one brother, Robert Newberry, Point Pleasant and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11 am at Rader Funeral Home, London, Ohio.
Calling hours are 1-4 pm and 7-9 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Schaekel, Edward A
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 24
April 29, 1982

Dr. Edward A Schaekel, 64, of Parkersburg died Wednesday in the Camden Clark Hospital in Parkersburg.
He was born Sept. 22, 1917 in Lincoln, Nebraska to the late Ernst and May Belle Larsen Schaekel.
He was a member of the Wayside United Methodist Church, Vienna, W.V. and was a former member of the New Haven Rotary. He entered service in the Medical Corp in 1942 and discharged in 1946 as a Major. He practiced medicine in Mason for 31 years and was the Dean of Clinical Medicine at the West Virginia Osteopathic Medicine at Lewisburg, W.V. He was also a West Virginia Osteopathic Practitioner in 1977, senior member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and was made a life-time member of that organization in 1981.
Surviving are his wife, Goodrun E Jacobsen Schaekel; one son, Edward A Schaekel, Jr., Longbottom, Ohio, one daughter, Mrs Richard D (Kay) Moore, Laurel Springs, N.J. and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Foglesong Funeral Home on Saturday at 1:30 pm with the Rev Richard Wright and Rev D Edward Bayer officiating. Burial will follow in the Suncrest Memorial Park in Point Pleasant.
Friends may call on Friday from 2 pm until 4 pm and from 7 pm until 9 pm

Schwarz, Herman
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 56
October 12, 1982

Herman Schwarz, 75, 2272 Williams Road, Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday following a short illness.
His wife, Beulah Schwarz preceded him in death. He was the son of the late H R and Lizzie Schwarz.
He was formerly of Mason County.
Surviving are one daughter, Veva Duvall, one son, Alberta Gregory, one brother, Frank Schwarz, all of Columbus, Ohio, one brother, Boyd Schwarz, Point Pleasant and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday at Graumlich and Son Funeral Home, 1351 S High St., Columbus, Ohio. Burial will be in …(rest of article missing)

Schwarz, Rhineholdt E "Mike"
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 66
November 13, 1982

Rhineholdt E "Mike" Schwarz, 72, of Hartford died Monday in the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Pomeroy, Ohio.
He was born Feb 5, 1910, in Hot Springs, Va., to the late Rhineholdt G and Nellie E Krautter Schwarz.
Also preceding him in death were four brothers, Carl, Earl, Harold and Henry Schwarz.
He was a Project Engineer for the W.Va. Department of Highways and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mason.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Carol Sue Dailey, Portland, Ohio, Mrs Judith Ann Murphy, Letart, and Mrs Michele Lee "Micky" Manning, Evarts, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs Virginia Grinstead and Mrs Barbara McDaniel, both of Mason; nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 pm at the First Baptist Church with the Rev Bill Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the Foglesong Funeral Home tonight and Thursday from 7 pm until 9 pm and one hour prior to services at the church.

Shamblen, Plina
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 4
February 6, 1982

Plina Shamblen, Given, 88, died Thursday at Dunbar Care Facility.
Born Nov. 23, 1893 in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Sherman Kessel and Elizabeth Wolfe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Shamblen.
She is survived by two sons, Randus, Columbus, Ohio and Robert of Gallipolis Ferry; two daughters, Helen Casto and Anna Mae Shamblen, Dunbar; one brother, T B Kessel, Winfield; two sisters, Eda Hall, Rockcastle and Freda Moore, Charleston, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three step grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 pm at the Vail Funeral Home in Ripey with Rev Dallas Buck officiating. Burial will take place at the Fairplain Cemetery, Ripley. Friends may call the funeral home after 4 pm today.

Sheline, Margaret Sarah
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 56
October 11, 1982

Margaret Sarah McLeod Sheline, 84, formerly of Henderson, died Sunday night in Huntington.
Born April 16, 1898, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Anna Wynes McLeod.
She was a former employee of the Lowe Hotel in Point Pleasant and was a member of the Church of Christ in Henderson.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Sam (Elaine) McCoy, Huntington (Shoales), with whom she made her home at the time of her death, and Mrs Jack (Mary Alice) Knight, Monroe Falls, Ohio; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 1944, and a son, Charles; brothers, George, John, Huey, Kenneth and Angus McLeod; and sisters, Mattie, Mary, Christie and Helen.
Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home of Point Pleasant, will be announced later.

Sheline, Margaret
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 57
October 12, 1982

Funeral services for Margaret Sheline, 84, formerly of Henderson who died Sunday, will be held at 1 pm of Wednesday at the Henderson Church of Christ with Mr Ron Adams officiating. Burial will be at me of Point Pleasant, will be announced later.Austin-Hope-McLeod Cemetery. Calling hours 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Stevens Funeral Home.
The deceased will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Shields, Betty Jane
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 47
August 14, 1982
Area Deaths

Betty Jane McGraw Shields, 90, Letart, died yesterday at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Feb 25, 1892 in Apple Grove, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Henry L and Sarah Roush McGraw. She was a member of the Guiding Star Advent Christian Church, Letart, and was also a member of the church's Ladies Aid Society.
Survivors include two sons, William Wentzell, Leart; Don Shields, Henderson; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one stepgrandson. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Charles Ryan, William Wentzell and Alon Shields.
Funeral services are at the Guiding Star Advent Christian Church Sunday at 2 pm, with the Rev James Looney officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Letart. Friends may call at the Foglesong Funeral Home today from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Shiflet, Ida Mae
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 38
July 8, 1982

Ida Mae Neal Shiflet, 91, Gallipolis Ferry, died Wednesday evening at Mercy Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, following a long illness.
Born Aug. 31, 1890, Point Pleasant, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Frances Gardner Neal.
She was a member of Faith Gospel Church, Gallipolis Ferry.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John W Shiflet, who died Aug 18, 1973. Also preceded in death are six children.
Surviving are five daughters, Catherine "Katty" Price, Belpre, Ohio, Katie McDermitt, Gallipolis Ferry, Irene Russell, Kanauga, Ohio, Jenny Kerwood, Johnstown, Ohio and Ida Mae Brothers, Pataskala, Ohio; one son, Howard Shiflet, at home; one sister, Margaret Martin, Buffalo; 19 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:30 pm at Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Rev Charles McDonald officiating. Burial be held at the Lone Oak Cemetary.
Friends may call the funeral home after 5 pm on Friday.

Skidmore, Warren (Skid)
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 26
May 7, 1982

Warren (Skid) Skidmore, 62, Evergreen community, died in Holzer Medical Center Thursday morning following an extended illness. He was a retired salesman at the Gallipolis Motor Co., where he held the Legion of Leader Award for several years.
Mr Skidmore was also a veteran member of the Gallia County Republican Central Committee.
Mr Skidmore was born April19, 1920 in Evergreen to the late Otis O and Margaret Blaine Rowsey Skidmore. He married Mary Alice Lawless at Springfield, Ohio. She survives, along with four sons and three daughters: Ronald Warren Skidmore and James Patrick Skidmore, both of Gallipolis; Larry Michael Skidmore, Brazil, Ind.; Christopher David Skidmore, at home: Mrs David (Mary Margaret "Peggy") McCarley, Piqua; Mrs Robert (Kathleen Marie "Penny") Ratliff, and Mrs David (Elizabeth Ann "Becky") Grant, both of Evergreen.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren, four brothers and one sister: Henry Skidmore, Evergreen; Paul Skidmore, Rt. 1, Vinton; Elmer Skidmore, Gallipolis; Herman Skidmore, Jackson, and Mrs Phil (Marie) Foster, Evergreen.
Mr Skidmore was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Third Degree, St Louis Catholic Church, Gallipolis; was founder and past president of the North Gallia Athletic Boosters Club; member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pt. Pleasant, W.Va., where funeral services will be conducted 2 pm Sunday, with Father Reymond Jablinske and Rev William Curfman officiating.
Burial will be at the Skidmore Cemetery, Evergreen.
Visitation will be at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Saturday, at 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm.
Recitation of Rosary will be 7:15 pm Saturday, Father William Myers officiating.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Sprague, Robert Burger, John Skidmore, Pat Skidmore, John Rocchi, Paul Hollingshead, Jay Skidmore and Junior Skidmore.

Slikas, Steve J
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 46
August 2, 1982

Steve J Slikas, 67, Route 2, Point Pleasant, died Sunday evening at Holzer Medical Center following a short illness.
Born March 26, 1915, Amsterdam, N.Y., he was the son of the late John and Kasmere Slikas.
He was a member of the Catholic Church of Amsterdam, member of the Point Pleasant American Legion Post 23, member of the VFW and Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 31, served in World War II and was owner and operator of Maple Drive-in on Route 2, Point Pleasant, where he retired from five years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Thomas Slikas, Point Pleasant; two sisters, Frances Kolidjie, Amsterdam, N.Y. and Edna _tokna, Amsterdam, N.Y.
Funeral services will be at 10 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home on Wednesday with Fathers Raymond Jablinske officiating.
Burial will be at the Forest Hills Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 pm on Tuesday.

Smith, Clara Belle
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 9
February 28, 1982

Mrs Clara Belle Smith, 64, 263 South Second Ave., Middleport, Ohio, died Thursday morning in Holzer Medical Center after a long illness.
Born May 2, 1917, in Mason County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Badgley and Alma Clark Badgley.
She was a member of the Baptist Church of Middleport. Her husband, George F Smith, preceded her in death in 1954.
Surviving are a friend, John Vroman, Middleport; her step-father, George Miller, Leon; a daughter, Mrs Mary Kathryn Wallace, Middleport; three sons, Charles F Smith, Huntsville, Ala., Clyde Robert Smith, Longbottom, Ohio, and Wayne Lawrence Smith, Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs Bessie Neal, Leon, and Mrs Louise McCartney, Hilliard, Ohio; three brothers, Norman Badgley, Buffalo, Guy Badgley, Hilliard, Ohio, and Eugene Clark, Logan, Ohio; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Sunday at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev Don Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 11 am Saturday.

Smith, Harvey Mack
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 67
November 26, 1982

Harvey Mack Smith, 66, Gallipolis Ferry, died Wednesday evening at St Mary's Hospital following a short illness.
Born April 7, 1916, Gallipolis, Ohio, he was the son of the late Fred M Smith and Allie A Crawford Smith.
He attended the Zion Baptist Church in Gallipolis Ferry, was a US Army veteran of World War II, member of VFW Post 3441 at Westway Post, Columbus, Ohio, was retired from the Commercial Freight Lines, Columbus, Ohio and was a member of the international Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 413, Columbus, Ohio.
Surviving are his wife, Emma Lou Bush Smith, Gallipolis Ferry; two stepdaughters, Mrs Jeanette Ussery, Columbus and Mrs Joyce Braithwaite, West Jefferson, Ohio; one sister, Mrs Cora Betts, Columbus; several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will Sunday, 2 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Rev Ronnie Long officiating. Burial will follow in the Zion Cemetery. Calling hours are 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Saturday at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Smith, Homer S
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 20
March 27, 1982
Homer Smith, 70, Dies
Homer S Smith, 70, Ohio River Road, Point Pleasant, died Friday at 3:45 pm in Holzer Medical Center after a sudden illness.
A member and former vestryman of the Christ Episcopal Church, Mr Smith was a prominent businessman, civic leader and farmer. He was vice president and director of Citizen's National Bank and was owner of the Kirkland Memorial Gardens and the State Amusement Company. He was also former chairman of the Democrat Executive Committee.
He was a graduate of Parkersburg Business College and Point Pleasant High School.
Born Oct 18, 1911 in Point Pleasant, he was the son of the late Homer and Vause Beale Smith.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia K Smith; two daughters, Mrs Nancy S Jewell, Charleston and Mrs Lynn S Barr, Point Pleasant; one sister, Juliet L Smith, Point Pleasant; two granddaughters, Susan L Durst, Gallipolis, Ohio and Heather N Jewell, Charleston; and three grandsons, Kevin L Durst, Pont Pleasant, Eric S Jewell and Gregory A Jewell, Charleston.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am on Monday at the Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev Paul Daggett and the Rev Tally Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home after 2 pm Sunday. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.
Those who so desire may contribute to the memorial fund of the Christ Episcopal Church in Mr Smith's memory.

Smith, Karen Adrain
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 11
March 6, 1982

Karen Adrain Smith, two-day old daughter of Cynthia Louise Boggs Smith and Larry Smith of Barnett Road, Point Pleasant, died Friday evening in the Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington.
Surviving are two brothers, Mark Joseph and Gregory Stephen, both at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs Ruth McCoy Boggs, Elkview; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs Mary Kay Boggs, Pinch; and paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Joseph Leonard Smith, Leon.
Graveside rites will be conducted at 2 pm Sunday at the Leon Cemetery with the Rev William (Bud) Hatfield officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Smith, Virgil Waitman
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 33
June 10, 1982

Mr Virgil Waitman Smith, 74, of Glenwood, W.Va., died Wednesday at St Mary's Hospital, in Huntington.
Born May 6, 1908 in Cabell County, he was the son of the late Callie and Carrie Smith. He was a retired employee of BASF Wyandotte Inc, of Huntington. He was a member of Faith Gospel Mission Church of Glenwood.
Survivors include his wife Virgie Lambert Smith, Glenwood; two sons, Freeman F Smith and Arthr W Smith, Glenwood; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services are at 2 pm Saturday at the Faith Gospel Mission Church in Glenwood, with the Rev Virgil Bellville and the Rev Sam Egnor officiating. Burial will be in Greenbottom Memorial Park. Friends may call from 1-4 pm and 6-9 pm on Friday at Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington

Smith, Virginia S
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 27
May 6, 1982

Virginia S Smith, 73, of Burn Harbour, Ind., died Monday at her residence.
She was born January 16, 1909 at Clifton to the late Walter and Nellie Riley VanMeter.
Her husband, Carl Smith preceded her in death.
She was a retired LPN.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Gloria Mowbray, Valparaiso, Ind., Mrs Eleanor Weaver, Findley, Ohio; three sons, Jake Smith, Muskegon, Mich., Conrad Smith, South Bend, Ind. and Donald Smith, Elyria, Ohio; one sister, Mrs Betty Berkley Burton, Letart; three brothers, Howard VanMeter, Northfork, Va., Harry VanMeter, LaGrange, Ohio and Marion VanMeter, Middleport, Ohio; 30 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the West Columbia United Methodist Church on Saturday at 10:30 am with the Rev Kenneth Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call on Friday from 6 pm until 9 pm at the Foglesong Funeral Home in Mason.

Smithson, Allan Michael
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 59
October 18, 1982

Allan Michael Smithson, 28, Letart, died Sunday in the Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Maryland following a hunting accident on Saturday.
He was born November 20, 1953, in Point Pleasant.
He was a member of the St Joseph's Catholic Church of Mason. He was employed with the AEP Civil Engineering Lab.
Surviving are his parents, Lenard O and Helen Curtis Smithson, of Letart; one sister, Mrs Ester Brannon, Charleston; one brother, Francis J Smithson, Letart; three nieces, Bethany Anne Brannon, Jillian Ann and Stephanie Joy Smithson; three nephews, James Scott and Michael Eric Brannon and John Curtis Smithson.
Funeral services will be held at the St Joseph's Catholic Church Tuesday at 11 am with Father Raymond Jablinske officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Rosary services will be held this evening at 7 pm.
Friends may call at the Foglesong Funeral Home in Mason tonight from 7 pm until 9 pm.

Spears, Ray Edward
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 36
June 28, 1982

Ray Edward Spears, 63, 411 Seventh Avenue, Huntington formerly of Mason County, was dead on arrival Saturday, at _ pm, at St Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
He was retired from the Ohio River Company, where he worked as a mate on riverboats. He was a veteran of WWII, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans VFW of Huntington.
Born April 8, 1919 in Mason County, he was the son of the late John and Minnie Austin Spears. Survivors include his wife Alice Thompson Spears, one son, Ray Edward Spears Jr., Indianapolis, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs Robert "Nellie" Siders, Mrs Imogene McEachern, Point Pleasant; and Mrs Dorothy Lee, Charleston, and two grandchildren.
He was proceeded in death by brothers Carl and Cash Spears.
Funeral services are at 2 pm, Tuesday, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, with Eugene Zopp, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in the Austin-Hope-McLeod cemetery. Friends may call at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home at 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm today.

Staats, Harry A
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 22
April 1982 (Date not on photo copy)

Harry A Staats, 67, Letart, died yesterday morning at his home.
He was born March 20, 1915 in Carnegie, Pa. His parents were William W and Mary M Sayre Staats.
He was self-employed and worked as a heavy equipment operator. He belonged to the JOUAM of New Haven and was also a member of the Vernon United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Nora F Staats, Letart; two daughters, Bernita L Meadows, Nettie and Bonnie D Smithson, Letart; one son, Larry Bruce Staats, Mason; three brothers, Stanley and James Staats, Letart and William Staats, Akron, Ohio; four sisters, Edna Livingston and Velma Johnson, Akron, Ohio, Doretta Clarke, Wisner, La. and Lily Kelvington, Letart and seven grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a son, Blaine Staats and a brother, Everett Staats.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 pm at the Foglesong Funeral Home with Rev Tim Scarberry officiating. Burial will be at the Hoffman Cemetery, Letart.
JOUAM of New Haven will hold services on Tuesday at 7:30 pm at the funeral home.
Friends may call Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at the funeral home.

Starkey, Curtis J
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 47
August 17, 1982

Curtis J Starkey, 9, Pine Crest Care Center, Gallipolis, died Tuesday morning in Holzer Medical Center.
Born Feb 20, 1973, in Point Pleasant, he was the son of Earl Junior and Donita Harper Starkey, Gallipolis Ferry.
Other survivors are one brother, Vance E Starkey, at home; paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Earl Starkey St, Gallipolis Ferry, and Mrs Dorothy Pennwell, Washington Courthouse, Ohio; and maternal grandmother, Mrs Faye Harper, Racine, Ohio.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am Friday in the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev Damon Adam officiating. Burial will follow in Wyoma Cemetery, Gallipolis Ferry.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 pm Wednesday and all day Thursday.

Stauffer, Elizabeth
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 59
October 18, 1982

Elizabeth Stauffer, 60, River Road, Boaz, died Sunday at Camden Clark Hospital in Parkersburg following a long illness.
Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late John Clifford and Theresa Beck Wick.
Surviving are her husband, James Edwin Stauffer, Boaz; a daughter, Marilyn A Cable, Fairbourne, Ohio; three sons, David E Stauffer, Washington, DC, Mark B Stauffer, Pint Pleasant, and Donald C Stauffer, Boaz; three grandchildren and three brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 1:30 pm Wednesday at St Mary's Catholic Church, Marietta, Ohio. Burial will be in the new St Mary's Cemetery in Marietta.
Friends may call from 7-9 pm today and 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Tuesday at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley and Peoples Funeral Home.
There will be a Christian wake service at 7:30 pm Tuesday.
In lieu of other memorials, the family suggests that contributions be made to the American Cancer … type faded off page.

Steele, Ethel
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 24
April 17, 1982

Ethel Corfee Steele, 83, 62 Sycamore St., Gallipolis, Ohio, died at Holzer Medical Center Saturday morning following a sudden illness.
Born Feb. 1, 1899, in Mason County, she was the daughter of the late George Corfee and Mary Taylor Corfee.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gallipolis.
Surviving are her husband A M (Gus) Steele, whom she married in Mason County May 25, 1919; a daughter, Mrs Virginia S Burke, Charleston; a son, Eugene Steele, Point Pleasant; two sisters, Mrs Clarice Foglesong and Mrs Anna Click, both of Point Pleasant; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
An infant daughter, four brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 1 pm Monday at Willis Funeral Home, Rt.7 and 141, Gallipolis, with the Rev Joseph Godwin officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-9 pm Sunday.

Steward, Alva F
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 27
May 7, 1982

Alva F (Slim) Steward, 79, Glenwood, died at St Mary's Hospital Thursday afternoon, following a short illness.
Born August 14, 1902 in Crown City, Ohio, he was the son of the late Mr and Mrs David Steward.
He was a former employee of the ACS of Huntington and a retired farmer. He served in the US Army during World War I.
His wife, Vester Huffman Steward, preceded him in death in June, 1980, surviving are three sons, Richard and Frank, both of Glenwood, and Oliver of Salt Rock; two brothers, Fawn of Lancaster, Ohio, and Lawrence of Inverness, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Sunday at Guyan Creek Methodist Church with the Rev Herb Nida officiating. Burial will follow in Pete Meadows Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Stevens Funeral Home in Point Pleasant from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Saturday.

Stewart, Guy T
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 31
May 11, 1982

Guy T Stewart, 70, West Columbia, died Tuesday at 7:56 am at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was a retired millwright on construction and a member of the Millwright's Local 2430 of Charleston. He was a World War II veteran.
Born Feb 29, 1912, West Columbia, he was the son of the late George and Lydia Chaffin Stewart.
Surviving are his wife, Rosella Thomas Stewart; two daughters, Mrs Morgan (Vicki) Bragg, Point Pleasant and Miss Dreema Stewart, Akron, Ohio; three brothers, Roy Stewart, Columbus, Ohio, Albert Stewart, West Columbia and Carl Stewart, Middleport, Ohio and two grandchildren.
One daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at…(the rest of the article is missing from this page see Funeral Notice below)

Stewart, Guy
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 27
May 13, 1982
Funeral Notice

Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, 2 pm Friday. Burial at Kirkland Memorial Gardens.

Stewart, Leo E
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 55
October 7, 1982

Leo E Stewart, 69, West Columbia, died Tuesday at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born March 23, 1913, West Columbia, he was the son of the late Clyde and Nona Kearns Stewart.
He was an employee of the Mason Furniture Corporation and also a World War II veteran.
Surviving are his wife Frances G Stewart, West Columbia; a son, Eugene W Stewart, Jacksonville, N.C.; a daughter, Mrs Dottie J Oliver, West Columbia; two stepsons, Bob E Stewart, Point Pleasant and Frank D Stewart, Buffalo; two brothers, Elmo and Floyd, Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs Blanche Wells, Pomeroy, Ohio and Mrs Mabel Hutton, Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Foglesong Funeral Home on Friday, 1:30 pm with Rev Kenneth Watkins officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery in Mason. Calling hours are after 4 pm today at the funeral home.

Stone, Lola Belle
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Page 59
October 18, 1982

Lola Belle Stone, 83, Ripley, died Sunday in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following a short illness.
She taught in Mason County schools for more than 40 years. She was a member of Mt Zion United Methodist Church, a member of the Retired Teaches Association and National Education Association.
Surviving are husband, Dewey Thomas Stone; a daughter, Mrs Immogene Brady, Springfield, Va.; three brothers, Leal French and Roy French, Ripley and Delbert French, Charleston; three sisters, Mrs Faye Bowles, Ripley, Mrs Edith Moore, Akron, Ohio and Mrs Bernice McGrew, Norfolk, Va. and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with Rev Ronald Brooks officiating. Burial will be at the Jackson County Memory Gardens. Calling hours are after 2 pm today at the funeral home.

Stowers, Regina Kasselene
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Page 63
November 1, 1982

Mrs Regina Kasselene Stowers, 49, 104 Pleasant St, Point Pleasant, died Saturday in East Liverpool (Ohio) City Hospital.
The deceased was formerly of Lincoln County.
Surviving are her husband, Paul Stowers; mother, Inez Roberts Stickler, Hamlin; two daughters, Pamela Smith, Brooklyn, Mich. and Saybra Pearson, Point Pleasant and a son, Jerry Dale Stowers, Houston, Texas.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11 am, at the Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin. Burial will be at 1:30 pm at the Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Calling hours are form 6 to 9 pm today at the funeral home.

Sunday, Helen Maxine
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 7
February 8, 1982

Helen Maxine Sunday, 58, Clifton, died Sunday in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Jan 7, 1924, in Clifton, she was the daughter of John W Rickard of Clifton and the late Emma Williams Rickard.
She was a member of the Clifton United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, William (Billy) Sunday; one daughter, Mrs Donald (Barbara Lynn) McCarty, Gallipolis, Ohio; a brother, Harold W Rickard Sr, Clifton; a sister, Mrs Emogene E Holmes, Virginia Beach, Va.; and one grandson, David Ray McCarty.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy C Rickard.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 pm Wednesday at Foglesong Funeral Home in Mason with the Rev Kenneth Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 pm Tuesday.

Tatterson, Richard R
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Page 18
31 Mar 1982
Col Richard R Tatterson (Ret.), 2010 Maxwell Road, Point Pleasant, was dead on arrival at Pleasant Valley Hospital at 7:05 pm Tuesday.
Born May 9, 1923, in Fairmont, he was the son of the late Bergie Marie and William Harry Tatterson.
He graduated from Fairmont East High School and attended West Virginia University before enlisting in the US Army. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1943 and took part in five campaigns in the European Theater during World War II.
After the war, Col Tatterson received his BS Degree in Agriculture from WVU. Upon graduation, he and his wife, Jeanne, who survives, moved to Point Pleasant where he accepted a job with the Mason County Board of Education. He later worked for seven years as an instructor in a veteran oriented on-the-job training program and was formerly Mason County Agriculture Agent.
In 1955, he accepted a full-time position with the West Virginia National Guard as shop superintendent of Point Pleasants combined support maintenance shop. He later became the state maintenance officer and served in that position until 1975 when he was promoted to plans, operating and training officer for the State of West Virginia. He retired in May 1979 after 36 years of military service.
Col Tatterson was an active member of the Presbyterian Church in Point Pleasant, commissioner of the Point Pleasant Housing Authority and vice chairman of the American Soil Conservation Service (ASCS). He was a member of Minturn Lodge No. 19, Free Masonary, 32nd degree Scottish Rite Masons, Beni Kedem Temple, Charleston, Beni Kedem Legion of Honor, president of the Pat Wilson Shrine Club and a member of No. 4, Hillbilly Degree.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Linda Perna, Cherry Hill, N.J., Bill of Point Pleasant, Donna Neville, Point Pleasant, and Jim of Huntington; three brothers, John of Bridgeport, Lyle of Spain and Tom of Cherry Hill, N.J.; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Friday at the Presbyterian Church, Point Pleasant, with the Rev Malcolm McKvers III officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant after 2 pm Thursday. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Terry, Russell E
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Page 23
April 10, 1982

Russell E Terry, 86, Ashton, died at Pleasant Valley Hospital Friday evening after a long illness.
Born June 18, 1895, at West Jefferson, Madison County, Ohio, he was the son of the late George R Terry and Claraetta May Rose Terry.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nova Ball Terry.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Ball's Chapel Church for over 60 years where he was a Sunday School teacher.
Survivors include a brother, Winslow Terry, Huntington, and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Ball's Chapel Church at Ashton at 11 am Monday with the Rev Bob Withers officiating.
Burial will follow in the Ball's Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Stevens Funeral Home in Point Pleasant from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm Saturday.

Thacker, Nancy W
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 74
December 28, 1982

Word has been received of the death of Nancy Woodall Thacker, 68, 4028 Virginia Dr, Orlando, Fla, on Dec 20.
Born in Pliny, she moved to Orlando from Norfolk, Va, in 1977.
She was a telephone operator and a Methodist.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec 23 at the graveside in Glen Haven Memorial Park, Winter Park, Fla.
Survivors include brothers, Jack Lewis and Randall Woodall, all of Point Pleasant, Frank Woodall, Gallipolis, Joe Woodall, Kanauga, Ohio, Eugene Woodall, Columbus, Ohio, Lowell Ray Woodall , Huntington, and James Woodall, Lake Tahoe, Nev; and a sister, Mrs C G Hill, Charleston.

Tharpe, Odell
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 11
February 24, 1982

Odell Tharpe, 77, Point Pleasant, died at Pleasant Valley Hospital this morning after a short illness.
He was born Aug 28, 1904 in Point Pleasant.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1:30 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home. Father Paul Daggett will officiate. Burial will follow at the Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call the funeral home tomorrow between 7-9 pm.

Thevenin, William Everett
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Page 69
December 1, 1982

William Everett Thevenin, 504 Water St, Point Pleasant, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on Poplar St, Point Pleasant, early this morning.
Born June 5, 1959, in Huntington, he was the son of Harvey Davis Thevenin, Leon, and Delores Bird Ward, Point Pleasant.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a son, Michael William Thevenin, Hurricane; his step-father, Harley Ward, Point Pleasant; two sisters, Dorothy Marie Thornton, Point Pleasant, and Brenda Lee Thevinin, Point Pleasant; and grandparents, Charles Ernest Bird, Hurricane, and Virginia Ward, French Creek; and two half-brothers. Robert Albert Weekley, Oklahoma, and Bruce Chapman, Nitro.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday in the Barton Chapel, Apple Grove.
Burial will follow in Barton Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating.
Friends may call at Stevens Funeral Home in Point Pleasant from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Friday.

Thomas, Kris Anne
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Page 56
October 9, 1982

Kriss Anne Thomas, 16, Leon, was dead on arrival at Pleasant Valley Hospital Friday following an automobile accident on Rt. 62 north of Point Pleasant.
Born Jan 25, 1966, in Fayette County, Miss Thomas was the daughter of the Rev Keith Thomas, pastor of the Leon United Methodist Church and Hickory Chapel, and June Crookham Thomas.
She attended Leon United Methodist Church and was a junior at Point Pleasant High School.
Surviving in addition to her parents are a brother, Keith Thomas II, Leon; grandparents, Allen and Faye Thomas, Leon; and two nieces, Michelle and Jennifer Thomas, Leon.
Funeral services will be at 2 pm Sunday at the Leon United Methodist Church with the Rev Robert Holland and the Rev Tally Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in Leon Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.
Friends may call from 7-10 pm Saturday at the Raynes Funeral Home in Buffalo.

Thomas, Margaret E
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 22
April 1982 (date not on photocopy)

Margaret E Thomas, 99, Letart, died yesterday at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Care Unit.
Born March 12, 1883, in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Shaffer Smith. She is preceded in death by her husband, Everett E Thomas, who died in 1956.
She was member of the Letart Asbury United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Russell Thomas, Letart and Harry Thomas, Point Pleasant; one daughter, Mrs Jack (Mary) Buchholtz, Cleveland, Ohio; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by a daughter, Natalie Sommerville.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1 pm at the Foglesong Funeral Home with Dr Dennis Smith Officiating. Burial will be held at Blain Cemetery, Cottageville.
Friends may call today from 7-9 pm at the funeral home.

Thomas, Mary Elfreda
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 20
April 3, 1982

Mary Elfreda Thomas, 63, Rt. 2, Letart, died Friday afternoon in the Pleasant Valley Nursing Care Unit after an extended illness.
Born Sept. 18, 1918, in Canada, she was the daughter of the late William Woshler and Mrs Lena Forst, Portland, Oregon, who survives.
She is also survived by her husband, Jack Thomas, Letart; two step-daughters, Mrs Diana Braxton, Parkersbutg, and Mrs. Marilyn Land, Ravenswood; one step-son, Keith L Thomas, Illinois; one brother, William Woshler, Spokane, Wash.; several nieces and nephews, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with the Rev George C Weirick officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 pm Monday.

Tolley, Denver Lakin
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Page 41
July 19, 1982

Denver Lakin Tolley, 69, Fredericksburg, Va., died Sunday at Mary Washington Hospital. He was a retired proprietor of the Tolley Cookie Co. in Fredericksburg.
He was a member of the Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Rotary Club, American Legion, Trinity Episcopal Church and on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army.
Surviving are his wife, Rosella M Tolley, one daughter, Susan West Brooke, Spotsylvania, Va.; one sister, Mrs Opal Rice, Mason, W.Va.; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at the Trinity Episcopal Church Tuesday at 11 am with Rev Charles Sydnor officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be sent to the American Cancer Society or the Episcopal Church of Fredericksburg, Va.

Tucker, Basil O
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 66
November 17, 1982

Basil O Tucker, 71, Rt. 1 Robertsburg, Mason County, was dead on arrival on Tuesday at the Pleasant Valley Hospital following a long illness.
He was retired from the New York Central Railroad and attended Oma Chapel Church at Grimms Landing.
Surviving are a friend, Bertha Tucker, Robertsburg; his wife, Mrs Dovie Tucker, Nitro; four daughters, Mrs Carol Tucker Converse, Scott Depot, Mrs Vickie Fowler, Dunbar, Mrs Wilma Higginbotham and Mrs Sandra Lowe, both of Buffalo; two sons Otis and Robert, both of Robertsburg; three sisters, Mrs Grace Thornton, Point Pleasant, Mrs Pauline Jones, Robertsburg, Mrs Maude Branham, Ripley; one brother, Russell Tucker, Letart, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Oma Chapel Church at 2 pm with the Rev Herbert Buck officiating. Burial will be in the Tucker Cemetery at Grimms Landing.
Friends may call at the Raynes Funeral Home in Buffalo after 6 pm on Wednesday and after 2 pm (rest of article missing).

Tucker, Zebadee
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 42
July 23, 1982

Zebadee Tucker, 100, Robertsburg, died Tuesday in the Pleasant Valley Nursing Care Unit following a long illness.
A member of the Oma Chapel Church at Grimms Landing.
He was a retired railroad employee and farmer.
He is survived by seven nieces and four nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 pm at the Oma Chapel Church with the Rev Dallas Buck officiating. Burial will follow in the Tucker Cemetery, Arbuckle Creek at Grimms Landing.
Friends may call after 2 pm today at the Raynes Funeral Home in Buffalo.

VanSickle, Foster
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 61
October 23, 1982

Foster VanSickle, 72, of Buhl Road, Gallipolis, Ohio, died Friday morning in the Holzer Medical Center after a long illness.
Born June 2, 1910, at Crab Creek, Mason County, to the late Frank and Mary Flint VanSickle.
He was a member of the Pleasant View Church of Gallipolis Ferry and was also retired from the American Car and Foundary of Huntington with 27 years of service.
Surviving are his wife; Rena Nibert VanSickle, Gallipolis; three daughters, Mrs Janice Howell, Sitinary, Ohio, Mrs Debbie Russell, Patrick, Ohio, and Mrs Norma Jean Howell, Huntington; one son, Dale VanSickle, Gallipolis, Ohio; five sisters, Mrs Magdaline St Clair, Cheshire, Ohio, Mrs Marcena Deny, Gallipolis Ferry, Mrs Ruby Sheets, Gallipolis, Ohio, Mrs Naomi Sines, Rio Grande, Ohio, Mrs Ernestine Blake, Delaware, Ohio; four brothers, Marvin VanSickle, Columbus, Ohio, Charles VanSickle, Cheshire, Ohio, Lee VanSickle, Columbus, Ohio, John VanSickle, Commercial Point, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sons, Garlanfd, Mike, Donnie and Ronnie. Also preceding him in death were four brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev Bob Madison and Rev Odel Bush officiating. Burial will follow in the Reynolds Cemetery at Addison, Ohio.
Friends may call at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home after 5 pm today.

Varju, George
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 64
November 8, 1982

Last rites were observed today for George Varju, 54, West Columbia, who was dead on arrival at Pleasant Valley Hospital on Friday evening.
He was a coal mine worker.
Born in Blair on Jan 15, 1928, he was the son of the late Emery and Mary Rontcek Varju.
Surviving are two brothers, Joseph Wolfe, Brooklyn, NY and James Wolfe, Barboursville and one sister, Mrs Victoria Forria, Adah, Pa.
Funeral services were held today at Stevens Funeral Home with Rev Lester VanMeter officiating.
Burial was at the Clifton Cemetery, Clifton.

Veazey, William H
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 19
March 29, 1982

William H Veazey, Henderson, W.Va., died at the Pleasant Valley Hospital Sunday morning following a long illness.
He was a veteran of World War I serving in the US Army (ETO), a veteran of World War II and had membership in the Amvets.
He was born in Holt, Ala, to the late John Austin and Nola Thompson Veazey.
Surviving are three sons, Rex Veazey, Henderson, Jon M Veazey, Pt Pleasant, William A Veazey, serving in US Army in Clarksville, Tn.; two daughters, Mrs Terri Shinn, Leon and Willa Veazey, Tuscaloosa, Ala., one sister, Mrs Betty Brown, Youngstown, Ohio and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 31, at 2 pm at the Stevens Funeral Home with the Rev Odell Bush officiating. Burial will follow in the Concord Cemetery near Henderson.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 pm until 9 pm.
The American Legion Post 23 will be in charge of the military service.

Wallis, Freeman N
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Page 31
May 11, 1982

Freeman N Wallis, 84, 2800 Birch Ave, Point Pleasant, died Monday morning at his home.
Born June 3, 1897, at Apple Grove, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elvira Conrad Wallis.
He was a retired grocery store owner and farmer, a veteran of World War I, a member of Barton Chapel Church and attended Bellemeade United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Stella Shank Wallis, and by a son, Sylvan Wallis.
Surviving are his wife, Lucy Billups Wallis; two sons, W Brooklyn Wallis, Point Pleasant, and William Wallis; Lancaster, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs Francis Henry, Apple Grove, Belva Plants, Troy, Ohio, Rilla Edmonds, Point Pleasant, and Alma Stewart, Chesapeake, Ohio; four brothers, Frank and Orlando, both of Henderson, Millard, Southside, and Earl, of Gallipolis, Ohio; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 pm Thursday in the Barton Chapel Church at Apple Grove with the Rev Brian Blair and the Rev Bobby Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, after 2 pm Wednesday.
The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Ward, Carrie E
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Page 52
September 20, 1982

Mrs Carrie E Ward, 51, 1514 Kanawha St., Point Pleasant, died Monday in a Buffalo, NY hospital.
Born June 15, 1931, Wolfe, she was the daughter of the late Clarence E and Flora Hayes Ward.
She was the executive housekeeper at Lakin State Hospital and also an administrator there from 1978 to 1979. She was a member of the Mt Moriah Baptist Church, Middleport, Ohio.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs Jamerilla Clark, Buffalo, NY; two brothers, Ernest Ward, Point Pleasant and William Ward, Gallipolis, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs Geraldine Sales, Buffalo, NY, Mrs Alfreda DeShazo, Elkhorn, Evangelist Flora Ferguson, Columbus, Ohio and Mrs Shelia Smith, Keystone and one granddaughter, Dawn Clark, Buffalo, NY.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Saturday at the Mt Moriah Baptist Church, Middleport, with the Rev Calvin Minnis officiating.
Burial will be at Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home on Friday, 7-9 pm. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Watts, Mazie Lee
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Page 57
October 13, 1982

Mazie Lee Watts, 50, Cincinnati, Ohio, sister of Sybil Shiltz, Point pleasant, died Tuesday in Chincinnati.
She was formerly of Seth and born March 6, 1932.
Surviving are her husband, Emmett Watts; five daughters, Mary Ellen, Brenda and Sharon Watts, Cincinnati, Linda and Dale Watts, Texas; three sons, David, Paul and Mark Watts, Cincinnati; two grandsons, Davir Watts, Cincinnati and Chris Watts, Texas; three sisters, Sybil Shiltz, Point Pleasant, Jewell Mays, Waterloo, Ohio and Ruth Hendrick, Beckley; two brothers, Carl Thomas, St Albans and Donald Thomas, Seth.

Wears, Hershel
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Page 55
October 5, 1982

Hershel Wears, 79, Rt 1, Rutland, died Monday in Holzer Medical Center.
Born Oct 2, 1903, at Pliny, W.Va., son of the late Ira and Nannie E Logue Wears, he was a farmer.
Surviving is his wife, Carrie M Sheets Wears; three sons, Herbert, Arnett and Gerald, all of Columbus; three daughters, Zelma Haggy, Yelda Ann Parrish and LeVerna Burns, all of Columbus; a brother, Walter of Pomeroy; two sisters, Maude Erwin of Middleport and Mary Erwin of Toledo; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Thursday in the Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy, with Robert Purtell officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 pm today.

Webb, Myrtle
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 4
January 14, 1982
Woman Dies Outside Nursing Home

Pleasant Valley Hospital officials today declined to comment on the death Sunday night of an 84-year old woman who had walked out of the Pleasant Valley Nursing Care Unit and into sub-zero weather.
Gary Park of PVH did say, however, that an article which appeared in Wednesday's Huntington Herald-Dispatch was "essentially accurate." Park further explained that the hospital's refusal to comment was in deference to the family of Myrtle Webb, formerly of Huntington, whose body was found about 20 minutes after she walked out of the front door of the nursing home.
The Huntington paper reported that family members, as well as Dr Richard Slack, Mrs Webb's physician, also declined to comment.
A spokesperson for the Cabell County Sheriff's Department, which is handling Mrs Webb's financial affairs, said this morning that the sheriff's department was informed of the woman's death by a daughter who said Mrs Webb has walked away from the nursing care unit, where she lived, without a coat and had apparently slipped and fell.
The spokesperson added that the sheriff's department had not been in contact with the nursing home or PVH and said the department was not investigating the incident.
Mason County Medical Examiner John Grubb said Mrs Webb's death was "not a corner's case" and that he did not examine the woman, but added that the cause of death had been established as a heart attack. Dr Grubb further explained that heart attacks in cold weather are often caused by a sudden gasp of very cold air.
Mrs Webb's funeral was held at 1 pm today at Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington with burial at Woodmere Memorial Park.
Former State Senator Dr Randall A Taylor of Point Pleasant told the Register today that he is going to ask for a complete investigation into Mrs Webb's death.

Wedge, Joseph
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 15
March 18, 1982

Joseph Wedge, 80, Fostoria, Ohio, died Monday at his home in Holiday, Fla., after a massive heart attack.
Born Feb 8, 1902, in the Creston community, Rt. 1, Leon, he was the son of the late John Ira and Rosa Jane Wedge.
His first wife Margaret Nicholl, preceded him in death July 3, 1979.
Survivors are his wife, Dorthia; daughter, Bonnie June Given, Augusta, Ga.; sons, Chester, Gene and Glen, all of Fostoria; and 10 grandchildren.
His brothers, Dorsel and John Wedge of Mason County, also preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at the First Church of the Nazarene in Fostoria at 1:30 pm Friday.
The Harold-Baker Funeral Home in Fostoria is in charge of arrangements.

Wellington, Eva
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 34
June 15, 1982

Funeral services for Eva Wellington, 84, 102 Belle Ave, Toronto, Ohio, who died Friday, June 12, in the Nentwick Convalescent Center, East Liverpool, were conducted Monday afternoon.
The Rev Charles Niedermyer officiated at the services at Turel Funeral Home. Burial was in Fort Steuben Burial Estates.
Born Feb 25, 1898, in West Columbia, she was a daughter of the late John T and Christine Edwards Stewart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Wellington, in 1954, and an infant son, Kenneth.
She was a member of the North Riber Avenue Church of Christ and the Cheerful Worker's Class of the church.
Surviving are a son, Harry T of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs Harold (Margaret) Craig, of Toronto; six sisters, Mrs. Jed (Eula) Graham, East Liverpool, Mrs Robert (Villa) Lee, Mason, Mrs Leonard (Freda) Saunders, Toledo, Mrs Donald (Thelma) Powell, Toronto, Mrs Nathan (Wilma) McDaniels, Phoenix and Mrs Byron (Lola) Dudding, Point Pleasant; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Attending the funeral from here were Mr and Mrs Byron Dudding and Mrs Robert Lee.

Williams, Delbert
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 45
August 4, 1982
Funeral Notice

Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, 1:30 pm Thursday. Burial in Concord Cemetery, Henderson. Calling hours after 6 pm Wednesday.

Williams, Ellis
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 68
November 30, 1982

Ellis Williams, 57, 1425 Ohio St. Point Pleasant, died this morning at the Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He is the son of Mrs Emma Lewis Toles, Point Pleasant.
Funeral arrangements later by the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home.

Williams, Ellis
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 69
December 1, 1982

Ellis Williams, 57, 1425 Ohio St, Point Pleasant, died Tuesday morning in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Jan. 13, 1925, in Point Pleasant, he was the son of Mrs. Emma Lewis Toles, Point Pleasant, who survives, and the late Charles Williams.
He was a World War II Army veteran.
Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dwight (Mary Lou) Burlong, Dayton, Ohio; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Randall (Christine) Clayton and Mrs Karen Lyn Craddolph, both of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Cecil Ann Wilson and Miss Lillian Lou Toles, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; three brothers, James Andrew Toles, Point Pleasant, Charles E Toles, Huntington, and John Nelson Williams, Columbus; and maternal grandmother, Mrs Christine Lewis, Point Pleasant.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Friday in Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, With the Rev Bill Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery with military graveside services by American Legion Post 23.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 pm Thursday.

Williams, Nora
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 38
July 10, 1982

Nora Adkins Williams, 73, Columbus, Ohio, died Thursday at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Born in Mason County Jan 28, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Clarkston and Mary Adkins.
Survivors include her husband Claude Williams, two daughters, Mary Ellen Sturgeon, Janet Didlack, Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Lucy McKinney, Middleport, Ohio; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are today at 2 pm at the Graumlich and Son Funeral Home, 1351 South High St., Columbus, Ohio.

Wilson, Walter F
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 56
October 10, 1982

Walter F Wilson, 42, Rt. 2 Leon, died Monday night in Pleasant Valley Hospital following a tractor accident at the farm where he resided.
Born March 18, 1940 at Leon, he was the son of Wilma and Savannah Miller Wilson of Rt. 2, Leon, who survive.
He was former employee of the Chrysler Corporation at Fostoria, Ohio and was a farmer in Mason County. He served in the US Army for three years, from 1958 to 1961.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Paul and Richard, both at home; a sister, Mrs Sylvia Brady, Fostoria, Ohio; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Friday in the Mt Zion Church at Leon with the Rev Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt Zion Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, after 4 pm Wednesday.

Withers, Edwin L (Ted), Jr.
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 63
November 1, 1982

Edwin L (Ted) Withers, Jr., 84, of Gallipolis Ferry died Sunday morning in the Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was retired from the US Corps of Engineers and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Pleasant View Church.
He was born at Gallipolis Ferry on December 2, 1897 to the late Edwin L Withers, Sr., and Mary Hereford Withers, who survives at Gallipolis Ferry.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Susie Hughes Withers, Gallipolis Ferry; three sons, Lewis E (Pete) Withers, Grove City, Ohio, Lawrence H (Tommy) Withers, of Obetz, Ohio, and John M Withers, of Point Pleasant; one daughter, Wanda V Paul of Grove City, Ohio; one sister, Gladys Mynes, Charleston; and 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held at the Stevens Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 pm with the Rev Odell Bush and Rev Tommy Kinnard officiating. Burial will follow in the Beale Chapel Church.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 pm today.

Wood, Thornton L
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Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 71
December 20, 1982

Thornton L Wood, 70, 2212 Jefferson Ave, Point Pleasant, died Sunday morning at his home following a long illness.
Born June 19, 1912, at Southside, he was the son of the late L A Wood and Jessie Siders Wood.
He was a member of the Heights United Methodist Church, a farmer and retired from the Carolina Lumber and Supply Co.
Surviving are his wife, Freda Lee Wood; four daughters, Mrs Dwight (Erewanna) Jeffrey, Canton, Ohio, Mrs Thomas (Lois) Bumgarner, Letart, Mrs Anthony (Alice) Darst, Anderson, S.C., and Mrs Michael (Beverly) L'Archer, Wilmington, Del; three sisters, Mrs Stella Mayes, Little Hocking, Ohio, Mrs Hattie Plants, Point Pleasant, and Mrs Nellie Wetherholt, Middleport, Ohio; two brothers, Dale V, Point Pleasant, Walter A, Southside; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five step-children(sic), and six step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Worthy and Charlie Wood.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev Ralph Sager and the Rev Fred McCallister officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery.

Workman, James Andrew
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 66
November 13, 1982

James Andrew Workman, infant son of James Edward and Thelma Corrina Litchfield Workman, Southside, died shortly after birth on Friday afternoon at the Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Surviving in addition to his parents are maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Charles W Litchfield, Southside; Paternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs Donald B Workman, Route 2, Point Pleasant and great-paternal grandmother, Mrs Audra Workman, Route 2, Point Pleasant.
Graveside rites were held at the Hambrick Cemetery, Southside today at 1 pm with Rev Fred McCallister officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Yester, Henry Martin
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 59
October 16, 1982

Henry Martin Yester, 99, 820 30th St, Point Pleasant, died Friday afternoon at the Pleasant Valley Hospital after a short illness.
Born Sept 18, 1883 in Monroe County, he was the son of the late Joseph Yester and Sarah Y Bliss Yester.
His first wife, Ella Hatfield, second wife, Ollie Northup and four children preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Jordan Baptist Church, Gallipolis Ferry and was a retired farmer.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Frances Wallace, Gallipolis Ferry, Mrs Bert (Bootie) Rainey, Cottle and Mrs Dale (Doris) Wamsley, Point Pleasant; one sister, Mrs Cora Porter, Talladaga, Ala.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be on Monday at 2 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Rev Tally Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in the Lewis Cemetery at Gallipolis Ferry. Calling hour are Sunday, 6-9 pm at the funeral home.\

Young, Elnora M
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 19
April 12, 1982

Elnora M Young, 82, Mason, died Saturday at her home.
She was born April 1, 1900 in Clifton to the late James and Ida Wood Hall.
She was a member of the St Joseph Catholic Church.
Surviving are one brother, Herman Hall, Oxford, Pa. and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 am at the St Joseph Catholic Church with Father Raymond Jablinske officiating. Burial is scheduled for St Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Mason.
A rosary service will be held at 1 pm tonight at the Foglesong Funeral Home. Friends may call the funeral home tonight from 6 to 9 pm.

Young, Iva
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 26
May 22, 1982

Mrs Iva Keister Young, 89, 726 Ninth Ave., Huntington, died Friday at her home.
Born May 26, 1892, in Greenbottom, Cabell County, she was the daughter of the late John David Keister and Marvalina Welling Keister.
She is survived by her husband, James Warren Young; one sister, Alto Keister Kemp, Point Pleasat; and one brother, John R Keister, St Petersburg, Fla.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 am Monday at Woodmere Abby of Peace Cemetery with the Rev Harold E Simones officiating.
Friends may call at Klingle-Carpenter Mortuary in Huntington from 6-8 pm Sunday.

Zembry, John Louis
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 46
August 2, 1982

John Louis "Bud" Zembry, 42, 128 English Road, Point Pleasant died at Pleasant Valley Hospital Sunday afternoon from injuries sustained in an automobile accident two weeks ago.
Born in Wellsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late John Zembry and Ella Mae Ritter Zembry. He was employed at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Apple Grove, where he worked as an insulator and was a member of the Bellemeade United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Lynn Kegley Zembry, Point Pleasant; one daughter at home, Kimberly Beth Zembry; one son at home, Jeffery Zembry; two daughters at Gallipolis, Ohio, Kelly and Mary Jill Zembry; and two daughters in Arizona, Jonni and Jamee.
Funeral services are Wednesday at 2 pm at the Bellemeade United Methodist Church, in Point Pleasant, with the Rev Bryan Blair officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 pm - 9 pm. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.

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