Mason County Obits 1992 A-F

Adkins, Carl T 'Babe'
Violette S Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 104
August 1992

Carl T "Babe" Adkins, 71, of Point Pleasant died Monday, Aug. 3, 1992, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was born November 13, 1920, in Letart, a son of the late John T and Ina Mae (Fry) Adkins.
He was a retired head foreman at the former Foote Mineral Plant, in New Haven, as well as a member of the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church. A football coach at Middleport High School from 1950-1952, he was a 1940 graduate of Point Pleasant High School and a 1950 graduate of Purdue University. He also was a United States Navy World War II veteran and an avid athletic and sport fan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and William "Boone" Adkins.
Survivors include his wife, Polly A (Filson) Adkins; one daughter, Linda Oates of Point Pleasant; two sons, Master Sgt. Gregory S Adkins, stationed with the United States Army in Germany, and Bruce Adkins of Cross Lanes, W.Va.; one sister, Virginia Holland of Point Pleasant; three brothers, Virgil Adkins of Letart, George and Robert G Adkins, both of Point Pleasant; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, 11 am, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Cheryl Burke officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens near Point Pleasant.
Friends may call the funeral home Thursday from 6 to 9 pm.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.

Allen, Florence R
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 122
September 1992

Florence R Allen, 83, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1992, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
She was a member of the Fair Haven United Methodist Church of Kanauga, Ohio, where she served as organist and yearly director of the vacation Bible school. She was also a member of the Kanauga WSCS, and was a secretary with the former Gallipolis Clinic.
Born July 14, 1909, in Leon, she was a daughter of the late Jess and Ella (Montgomery) Russell.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Albert "Dick" Allen, and two brothers, Roy and Ray William Russell.
Surviving are two sisters, Dessie Holcomb of Point Pleasant, Essie Lee of Kanauga, Ohio; a brother, Dick Russell of Point Pleasant; brother-in-law, Fred Holcomb of Point Pleasant; two sisters-in-law, Esther Russell of Point Pleasant and Irene Russell of Gallipolis.
The funeral will be Friday, 2 pm at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest Perkins and Rev. Chester Lemley officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm.

Anson, Charles Keith
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 122
September 1992

Charles Keith Anson, 80, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1992, in Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
He retired in 1975 from the US Postal Service.
Born Sept. 29, 1911, in Springfield, Ill., he was a son of the late Charles H Anson and Mary Cramer Anson.
Surviving are his wife, Helen (Bolerjack) Anson; daughter, Marilee Wiley, Emerald Isle, N.C.; two grandchildren, Karyn Sue Reeves and Philip Wiley; sister, Ruth McEvers, Harbour City, Ca.; Three brothers, Herbert, Harold and George Anson, addresses unknown.
The funeral will be Saturday, 2 pm, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev. James Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, 6 to 9 pm.

Anthony, Kathleen 'Katy'
Violette S Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 90
Monday, July 20, 1992

Kathleen "Katy" Anthony, 85, Middleport, died Sunday, July 20, 1992 at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Born Nov. 22, 1906 in Tontogany, she was a daughter of the late Rev. E A and Adda Rainey Tovey. She was a bookkeeper and a business partner with her husband in the former Anthony Plumbing Business in Middleport. She was a an active member of the Middleport First Baptist Church where she was a high school Sunday school teacher and past president of the B H Sanborn Society, as well as holding various other church offices. She was also a past matron of the Evangeline Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, Middleport.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald "PeeWee" and Dorothy Anthony, Middleport; a granddaughter, Mrs. Steven (Barbara) White, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a grandson, Joe Anthony, Middleport; a half-brother, John Tovey, Bradenton, Fla.; and a brother-in-law, Charles Anthony, Middleport.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis in 1988, one half-sister and two half-brothers.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 pm at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport with Rev. Clifford Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire.
Friends may call at the funeral home today (Monday) from 6-9 pm or on Tuesday until the time of the service.

Arrowood, Mantford J
Violette S Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 104
Thursday, August 13, 1992

Mantford J Arrowood, 69, of Kenova, W.Va., died Tuesday, August 11, 1992, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington.
He was born March 30, 1923, in Boyd County (Ky.), a son of the late Peter and Clora (VanHoose) Arrowood.
He was a retired machinist, formerly working for B & D Tool Co. and Rockwell International. A member of the American Legion Post #93 and the VFW Post #8429, he was also a United States Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include three daughters, Yvonne Faye Day of Columbus, OH, Shaleen Mercer of Gallipolis and Cindy Rivera of Mesa, AZ; one brother, Curtis Arrowood of Glenwood; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, 11 am, at the Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, with the Rev. Basil Hudson officiating. Members of the American Legion Post #93 will conduct graveside military rites at the Starkey Cemetery in Glenwood.
Friends may call the funeral home Thursday (today) from 6 to 9 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bayes, Vivian L
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 123
Thursday, September 3, 1992

Vivian L Bayes, 82, of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1992, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Aug. 1, 1910, in Gallipolis Ferry, she was a daughter of the late Frank Harrison and Clara Frances Chapman Mayes.
Surviving are her husband, Dallas; two sisters, Virginia Neal of Point Pleasant, Mary Margaret Mayes of Crown City; three brothers, Lawrence Mayes, Gallipolis, Scottie Mayes, Point Pleasant, and Eugene Mayes, San Antonio, Tx.
The funeral will be Saturday, 1:30 pm, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Banks officiating. Burial will be in the Suncrest Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, 7 to 9 pm.

Benson, Carlos W
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 150
November 1992

Carlos W Benson, 80, of Gallipolis Ferry died Thursday, November 26, 1992, at Holzer Medical Center.
Born May 12, 1912 in Gallipolis Ferry, he was a son of the late Adam H and Letoa (Sheppard) Benson. He had been employed by the Mason County school system as a bus operator for 14 years; worked as a deckhand for Stone's Towing and he attended the Henderson Tabernacle.
He was preceded in death by a brother.
Survivors include his wife, Edna (Harmon) Benson of Gallipolis Ferry; a son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Hope Benson of Gallipolis Ferry; two brothers, Rev. Ray Benson of Gallipolis and Otis L Benson of Glenwood; several nieces and nephews.
Service will be Sunday, November 29, at 2 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Hall officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Rogers Cemetery, Gallipolis Ferry.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 7-9 pm at the funeral home.

Boston, Joseph L
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 149
November 1992

Joseph L Boston, son of Wm. Michael and Wanda (Duncan) Boston of Letart, was stillborn Sunday, Nov. 1, 1992, at the Holzer Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Ann Boston, in 1975.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are three sisters, Amy, Dayna, and Karen Boston, all at home; paternal grandparents, Sam Boston of Letart and Elizabeth King of Letart; maternal grandparents, James and Betty Marshall, Buckeye Lake, Ohio, and Lowell Duncan, Belvidere, Ill.; and paternal great-grandparents, Ruth and Jack Riley of Mason, Taft and Amy Boston of Letart.
The family requests no flowers and a private service will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Bowcott, Henry Russell
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 136
October 1992

Henry Russell Bowcott, 80, of Gallipolis, died Wednesday, October 14, 1992, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
Born November 24, 1911, he was a son of the late Lewis and Stella (Williams) Bowcott. He was a farmer.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Delbert (Mary) Legue of Lakewood, OH, Mrs. Henry (Wanda) Kay of Southside, and Mrs. Roy (Lorraine) Sprague of Gallipolis; two sons, Russell (Linda) Bowcott of Gallipolis and Lary Bowcott of Gallipolis; a sister, Sylvia Matthews of Nitro; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be held at 2:30 pm, Saturday, October 17, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with John Wood minister officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Union Cemetery at Pliny.
Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 6-9 pm.

Brennan, Opal Marie
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 136
October 26, 1992

Opal Marie (Glass) Brennan, 69, of Point Pleasant, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1992, in Americare Nursing Home, Dunbar, after a long illness.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Sissonville.
Surviving are six daughters, Saundra Thompson of Charleston, Patricia Butto of Greenville, S.C., Kathleen Richards of Columbus, Ohio, Lana Estep of Richmond, Ky., Deborah Painter of Gallatin, Tenn., Teresa Nibert of Point Pleasant; father, Carl Glass of Welch; two sisters, Elsie Surface of Bluefield, Nellie Beverly of Winston-Salem, N.C.; brother, Luther Glass of Cleveland; and 14 grandchildren.
The funeral will be Tuesday, 11 am, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with Bishop David L Atkinson officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm today at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Bright, Ruth Stover
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 123
Monday, September 14, 1992

Ruth Stover Bright, 86, of Point Pleasant, formerly of Oak Hill, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1992, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was a member of the Rodney Pike Church of God in Rodney, Ohio.
Born June 14, 1906, in Loggerhead, W.Va. (Mason County), she was a daughter of the late Ira and Pearl (Rimmey) Stover. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph S Bright in 1984, and a daughter, Zenoba Grace Bright.
Surviving are five daughters, Katrinda Bennett of Rio Grande, Ohio, Savannah Duncan of Point Pleasant, Winona Roberts of Pickerington, Ohio, Joan Arrowood of Oak Hill, Ohio, Connie Holley, Gallipolis; a sister, Ellen Stover of Point Pleasant; 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Tuesday, 2 pm at the Rodney Pike Church of God with the Rev. Ricky L Lawwill officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Apple Grove.
Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home today (Monday), 7 to 9 pm. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Burns, Matthew
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 150
November 1992

Matthew Burns, 85, Bidwell, (Evergreen Community), died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1992, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was born March 26, 1907, in Point Pleasant, son of the late Christopher and Netty Mae (Roush) Burns.
He was a retired, self-employed painter and a member of the Chapel Hill Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Halfhill, who he married Oct. 19, 1932; two brothers, Walter Burns of Columbus, Ohio, and Marcus Burns of Ashtabula, Ohio; three sisters, Leona Taylor of Gallipolis, Lucille Perry and Marjorie Long, both of Albany; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
Services will be held 1 pm Saturday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. John Jeffrey officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4-8 pm.

Burris, Ralph E
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 150
November 1992

Ralph E Burris, 72, of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, November 11, 1992, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington.
He was born April 1, 1920, in Hogsett, a son of the late Bill and Mary (Baird) Burris.
A retired tool crib employee of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation in Ravenswood, he attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Gallipolis. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, where he received several medals including a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ella (Cobb) Burris, in 1990.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Mike Roush of Henderson; one sister, Dessie Henry of London, OH; and two grandchildren, Stephen and Jared Burris.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, 11 am, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, with the Rev. Leland Allman and the Rev. Marlin Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Beale Chapel Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Friday, from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm.

Burton, Doyle M
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 123
1992

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 11, for Doyle M Burton, 74, formerly of Southside, who died in Avon Park, Fla., Sept 15, 1992.
The service will be held at the Harmony Baptist Church, Southside, at 2 pm, with the Rev. Keith Thomas officiating.
A member of the AF and AM Minturn Lodge No. 19 of Point Pleasant, he was a Scottish Rite Mason and a Shriner.
He is survived by his wife, Louise (Longstaff) Burton, five daughters, a son, six grandchildren, six sisters and a brother.

Butrick, James Sherman
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 136
October 1992

James Sherman Butrick, 50, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Thursday, October 29, 1992.
He was born February 20, 1942, in Boone County, a son of Eddie Bradley White of Comfort, W.Va., and the late Holbert Butrick.
He was a member of the College Hill Church and was also a former pastor of the Mount Calvary Church in Gallipolis Ferry. He was an employee and driver for City Ice & Fuel for 15 years.
In addition to his mother, other survivors include his wife Phyllis Jones Butrick; one daughter, Alice Norris; six sons, Jimmy, Paul, Ronnie, Kevin, Allen and James; one sister, Sylvia Pardee; three brothers, Ralph, Woodrow and Herbert; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, 1:30 pm, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Darrell Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Jordan Baptist Cemetery in Gallipolis Ferry.
Friends may call the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 pm.

Cochran, Elmer L
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 123
Saturday, September 26, 1992

Elmer L Cochran, 78, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, September 25, 1992, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was born October 31, 1913 in Poca, WV and was a coal miner.
Cochran is survived by his wife, Jean Cochran.
Graveside service will be held Monday, September 28, at 11 am at Lone Oak Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home Monday from 9am to 11 am.

Criner, Lena
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 124
Saturday, September 5, 1992

GALLIPOLIS - Lena Walker Criner, 86, 14 Cruzet St., Gallipolis, died Friday, Sept 4, 1992, at her residence.
She was a homemaker.
She was born Oct. 20, 1905 in Henderson, daughter of the late Charles Walker and Iva Henry Walker Lee.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Phyllis) Rowland of Gallipolis; two sons, Odell Criner of Columbus, and Ervin Criner of Hillard; two brothers, Lee Walker of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., and Forrest Lee of Pomeroy; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy Criner, on Jan. 1, 1991; three infant children; three sisters; and one brother.
Graveside services will be held 2 pm Sunday at Pine Street Cemetery, with the Rev. Leland Allman and the Rev. Everett Delaney officiating.
Burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery.




 

 

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