Mason County Obits 1992 M-R

 

Muncy, Floyd Clayton
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 131
Tuesday, September 15, 1992

Floyd Clayton Muncy, 54, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1992, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born May 21, 1938, in Hatfield, Ky., he was a son of Ruby Oney Burchett of Rio Grande, Ohio, and the late Fred Muncy.
He was also preceded in death by a son Clayton Allan Muncy, who died in 1973, and foster father, Mack Runion.
A farmer, he was a 36-year member of the West Virginia National Guard in the combined support maintenance shop, where he served as maintenance supervisor. He was in Troop Command Detachment 2.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Naomi (Phillip) Muncy; foster mother, Misie Runion, Gallipolis Ferry; eight sisters, Ruth Leftwich, Pauline Dean, and Anna Lois Pope, all of Edgewater, Fla., Helen Colgin, Columbus, Lorie Bush of Sunbury, Ohio, Christine Jewell and Aileen Staten of Loving, Ky.; two half sisters, Connie (Runion) Varney of Charlotte, N.C., Connie (Burchett) Palmer of Cheshire, Ohio; seven brothers, Carl Muncy of Grove City, Ohio, Paul Muncy of Pickerington, Ohio, Chester and Gracen Muncy of Florida, Merle Muncy of Loving, Ky., David Muncy of Inez, Ky., Eugene Muncy of Columbus; and a grandson, Jason Whittington.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 1:30 pm, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Elder Chester Cochran officiating. Burial will be in the Lewis Cemetery, Gallipolis Ferry.
Friends may call at the funeral home tonight (Tuesday), 7 to 9 pm.

Nichols, Virginia Fern Dunham
August 1992

Virginia Fern Dunham Nichols, 73, of Leon, died Saturday, August 29, 1992, in Pleasant Valley Hospital following a long illness.
Born December 13, 1918, in Leon, she was the daughter of the late Alexander "Lackey" Crow Dunham and Lucy Mae Kessell Dunham. She was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, two brothers, one stepbrother and three stepsisters.
She was a member of the Leon Baptist Church and Pythian Sisters.
Surviving are her husband, Delbert E.; daughter, Mrs. Sandra Browning, Crosslanes; three sons and daughters-on-law, Paul W. And Jennifer Nichols of Pt. Pleasant, Curtis and Connie Nichols of Leon, Gary E. And Sigrid Nichols of Karlsruhe, Germany; a sister in law, Gladys Nichols Dunham, Leon; and seven grandchildren.
The funeral will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnnie Hayman officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Leon.

Pancake, Fay Dorcas Bess
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 146
October 1992

Fay Dorcas Bess Pancake, 70, of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1992, in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington.
She was a member of the Sand Hill Road Church of Christ, and was an employee of the Sylvania Electric Company in Point Pleasant.
Born March 17, 1922, in Hurricane, she was a daughter of the late Ezra B and Lucy (Gilfillen) Bess.
Surviving are her husband, Wandell M Pancake; two sons, Roger Allen Pancake of Baltimore, Md. And Kent Kelly Pancake of Point Pleasant; two brothers, Ray Bess of Ringold, La. And Larry Bess of Gretna, La.; six sisters, Vedious Wolford, Frances Hudson, and Mona Corley, all of Shreveport, La., Sandra Walker of Baton Rouge, La., Doris McDaniel of Milton, Fla. and Odra Erskine of Ft. Myers, Fla.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral will be held Saturday, 11 am, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with Evangelist Charles R Boston officiating. Burial will be in the White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, 7 to 9 pm.

Pearson, Landis W
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 132
Monday, September 21, 1992

Landis W Pearson, 76, of Henderson, died Saturday, September 19, 1992, at his residence.
He was born January 6, 1916, in Gallipolis Ferry, a son of the late Oden W Pearson and Esther Austin Pearson.
A United States Army veteran of World War II, he was also a member of the Henderson Church of Christ as well as a former river pilot of Stone Towing Company. He also had worked as a deckhand with O F Shearer and retired as a captain from White Brothers Towing.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Faye Pearson; two brothers, Alfred L Pearson and Austin Pearson, both of Henderson; and one grandchild, Justin Childers.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Rogers Pearson; one daughter, Mr. Doug (Joan) Childers of Point Pleasant; two sons, Monty Pearson and Stephen Pearson, both of Henderson; seven sisters, Mrs. George (Helen) Mayes of Henderson, Mrs. Roy (Lydia) Tomlinson of Ghent, Ky., Mrs. Virgil (Margaret) Noffsinger of Middlebourne, W.Va., Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Clark of Point Pleasant, Mrs. Paul (Bonnie) Harrison of Gallipolis, Mrs. Ralph (Christobel) Ferrell of Richmondale, OH, and Mrs. John (Lottie) Roush of Gallipolis; and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, 10:30 am, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with L H (Sam) Gwin officiating. Burial will follow at Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call the funeral home Monday (today) from 5 to 9 pm.

Pierson, Olive Marie
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 131

Olive Marie Pierson, 72, of Rt. 2, Leon, died Monday, Sept 14, 1992, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She attended the Gospel Tabernacle of Chestnut Ridge, Leon.
Born March 16, 1920, in Leon, she was a daughter of the late Floyd Hart and Ida Mae (Donohue) Hart. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Roy J Pierson, who died March 22, 1992, a brother, Wallie W Hart, and sister, Famous G Hart.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Newsome and Debbie Halstead, both of Leon; four sons, Calvin and Randall Pierson, both of Leon, Roy Ivan and Roy J Pierson, Jr., both of Gallipolis; five sisters, Lillian Pearson, Doris Crump, Geraldine Blessing, all of Leon, Catherine Deweese of Columbus, Ohio, and Lizzie M Beagle of Point Pleasant; two brothers, Allen Hart and Jack Hart, both of Leon; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 2 pm, at the Gospel Tabernacle, Chestnut Ridge, with the Rev. Herman Jordan and Rev. Kenneth Durst officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Thomas Ridge, Leon.
Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home Tuesday, 6 to 9 pm.

Phillips, Donald Lee 'Babe'
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 145
October 1992

Donald Lee "Babe" Phillips, 55, of Huntington, died Monday, Oct. 12, 1992 in St. Mary's Hospital.
Born Sept. 11, 1937, in Huntington, he was a son of the late Ralph L and Georgeanna Solinger Phillips. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Eugene Phillips, and a grandchild, Shane Owens.
He was a florist.
Surviving are his wife, Yvonna "Jean" Phillips; son, Shawn Phillips of Huntington; two daughters and a son-in-law, Margaret and Daniel Matzdroff, Sr., and Shashawnee Phillips, all of Huntington; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edwin and Barbara Phillips, Columbus, Ga., Ronald Lee and Patty Phillips, Huntington; sister and brother-in-law, Velma and Sammuel Reed, Barberton, Ohio; two grandchildren, a step grandchild, several nieces and nephews, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Henry and Lois Reitmire, Letart.
The funeral will be Thursday, 1 pm, at the Foglesong Funeral Home with Pastor Don Marsh officiating. Burial will be in the Broad Run Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Reger Funeral Home, Inc., Huntington, Wednesday, 6 to 9 pm, and from 11 am to 1 pm Thursday at the Foglesong Funeral Home.

Pratt, Ralph Reed
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 145
October 30, 1992

Ralph Reed Pratt, 79, Middleport, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 1992, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis following an extended illness.
Born in Middleport on Feb. 10, 1913, he was a son of the late Lee H and Neva Reed Pratt. He was a retired hotel operator. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pomeroy, the West Lafayette Masonic Lodge No. 602, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Long Island, N.Y., Aladdin Temple of Columbus, the Gallipolis PBOE Lodge No. 107, the American Legion Post No 140 of New Haven, W.Va., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9926 of Mason, W.Va., and he was honorably discharged from the US Army and US Meritime Service.
Mr. Pratt is survived by wife, Emalene Pratt, Middleport; a daughter and son-in-law, Redina and Larry G Dailey, Athens; a son and daughter-in-law, Crenson R and Laura Pratt, Athens; three granddaughters, Rebecca Autumn Dailey and Elizabeth Marie Dailey, both of Athens, Chelsie Ann Pratt, Vienna, W.Va.; a grandson, Nicholas Reed Pratt, Athens; a niece, Ruth Powers, Middleport; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Delno and Edgar Pratt, and a sister, June Roush. Memorial services will be held Sunday at 1 pm at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport with Rev. William Miiddleswarth officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 7-9 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Meigs Unit of the American Cancer Society.

Putney, Russell W
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 145
October 1992

Russell W Putney, 74, of Apple Grove, died Friday, October 16, 1992, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born September 28, 1918 in Pliny, he was a son of the late Richard and Nora (Coleman) Putney. He was a former employee of Marietta Manufacturing Company and OH-KAN Harbor. He had owned and operated the Putney Farm in Pliny.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Ann; a son, Carl; a granddaughter, Sandy Putney; three sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Blanche (McCarty) Putney of Apple Grove; a daughter and son-in-law, Emma Lou and Howard Roberts of Wheeling; a son and daughter-in-law, Delbert and Jerri Putney of Gallipolis Ferry; three sisters, Juanita Knapp and Gladys Honaker, both of Ohio, and Charlotte Bateman of Gallipolis Ferry; a brother, Lester "Bud" Putney of Gallipolis Ferry; eight grandchildren; four step grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Service will be Tuesday, October 20, at 2 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Kinnard and Rev. Marlin Campbell officiating.
Burial will be at Beale Chapel Cemetery in Apple Grove.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 pm Monday.

Raike, Allene
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 118
Saturday, August 15, 1992

Allene Raike, 82, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Friday, August 14, 1992, at Holzer Medical Center.
Born January 7, 1909 in Gallipolis, she was a daughter of the late Orland and Carrie Wolfe. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Gospel Church, Gallipolis Ferry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Raike and five brothers and sisters.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. James (Betty) Baldwin of Gallipolis and Mrs. Dale (Kathleen) Rulen of Mr. Juliet, TN; two sons, Douglas Raike Jr. of Cheshire, OH and Richard Raike of Gallipolis Ferry; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Service will be held at 1 pm Monday, August 17, at Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 pm Sunday at Willis Funeral Home.

Rainey, Orin R
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 146
October 5, 1992

Orin R Rainey, 73, Point Pleasant, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1992, in Pleasant Valley Hospital following a long illness.
Born March 30, 1919, in Point Pleasant, he was a son of the late Alonzo and Nanny (VanSickle) Rainey. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ada, in 1988, two brothers and three sisters.
He was retired from the Malleable Iron Co. after 37 years of service.
Surviving are his daughter, Cora Rainey of Point Pleasant; sister, Rilla Litchfield of Point Pleasant; brother, Harold of Point Pleasant; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 1:30 pm, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Banks officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call Tuesday, 7 to 9 pm, at the funeral home.

Ramey, Virgil
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 146
October 1992

Virgil Ramey, 75, of 700 22nd Street, Point Pleasant, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1992, in Pleasant Valley Hospital following a short illness.
He was retired from Carpenters Local 1159.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Earl McClellan of Grove City, Ohio; two brothers, Frank of Inez, Ky. and Troy of Tomahawk, Ky.; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
The funeral will be Thursday, 1:30 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, 7 to 9 pm.

Rawson, Joseph Allan
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 117
August 1992

Joseph Allan "Joey" Rawson, 22, of Southside, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1992, following an auto accident in Institute, W.Va.
Born April 21, 1970, in Gallipolis, he was a son of George Rawson and Ann Newman Rawson.
Employed as a furnace operator at American Alloys, he was a member of Union local 5171. A 1988 graduate of Point Pleasant High School, he played football and was an avid sportsman and hunter.
Surviving in addition to his parents are two sisters, Sandy Rawson and Tiffany Rawson, both of Southside; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Enna Newman of Point Pleasant; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by an uncle, Ralph Rawson, grandparents, Joseph "Shorty" and Evelyn Rawson, Edward Newman, and great-grandparents, Gordon and Dicie Hughes.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 2:30 pm, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Marlin Campbell and Rev. Eldon Shingleton officiating. Burial will be in the Rawson Family Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, 6 to 9 pm

Riffle, Michael D
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 132
September 1992

Michael D Riffle, 47, of Rt. 2, Letart, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1992, in Pleasant Valley Hospital following a short illness.
Born Dec. 12, 1944, in Rushville, Wash., he was a son of Doris (Nahrstedt) Riffle of Letart, and the late James Clinton Riffle.
He was a traffic manager for Blackwell North American of Turnersville, N.J., and an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as a paratrooper.
Surviving are his wife, Judith (Harbeson) Riffle of Letart; daughter, Angel (Riffle) Kraus, Vancouver, Wash.; stepdaughter, Wendy Sachs, Williamstown, N.J.; two stepsons, Dean Sockwell of Williamstown, N.J. and Wayne Sockwell, at home; six step grandchildren, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be Friday, 1:30 pm, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Goodin officiating. Burial will be in the Leon Cemetery, where graveside rites will be held by the American Legion Post 23 of Point Pleasant.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, 4 to 9 pm.

Roush, Ida Mae Genevieve
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 131
September 1992

Ida Mae Genevieve Roush, 82, of Letart, died Thursday, September 10, 1992, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born August 16, 1919 in Letart, she was a daughter of the late William and Genora (Adkins) Ball. She was a homemaker and a member of the Letart United Methodist Church where she served as secretary for many years.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Clayton Roush; a daughter, Ruth Steele; three infant children; three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Mrs. Ernest (Ruby) Grimm of Letart and Mrs. Harry (June) Brooks of Letart; a special friend, Harry Klingensmith; 11 grandchildren and five step great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be Sunday, September 13, at 2 pm at the Letart United Methodist Church with Rev. Rex Young officiating. Burial will be in Letart Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may call at her residence on Saturday from 4 -9 pm. Arrangements are under the direction of Foglesong Funeral Home.

Roush, Mary Mae
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 117
Friday, August 28, 1992
Co-owner of Riverside Golf Course, Mary Roush, succumbs

Mary Mae Roush, co-owner and manager of Riverside Golf Course in Mason, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1992, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, after a brief illness.
Roush suffered a stroke Sunday, Aug. 23, which resulted from a rare disorder, according to a family member.
An avid golf player and winner of many state golf tournaments, Roush was 51 years old. She had placed 11th in the championship flight of the West Virginia Women's Amateur golf tournament as recently as July.
She was also active in many church and community projects, and was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church of New Haven, and the Point Pleasant Moose Lodge Auxiliary Chapter 0594.
A licensed beautician, she was born Dec. 3, 1940, in Letart, the daughter of the late Howard W Roush and M Garnet (Hurlow) Roush.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Belva W Lewis.
Surviving are her husband, Gary O Roush; two sons, Gary Tyrone "Ty" and Mitchell Grant "Mitch" Roush, both of Mason; two sisters, Mrs. George (Ruth D) Holman, Syracuse, Ohio, Mrs. Richard (Susannah J) Lewis, Letart; and two grandchildren, Trenton Tyrone and Carrie Elizabeth Roush.
The funeral will be Sunday, 2 pm at the Foglesong Funeral Home with the Rev. Patricia Bonds-Krug and Rev. Richard Bonds-Krug officiating. Burial will be in the Graham Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday, 2 to 6 and 7 to 9 pm.

Roush, Willard
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 132
Wednesday, September 23, 1992

Willard Roush, 74, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1992, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was a retired employee of the General Tire and Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, and a member of the 82nd Airborne Division during World War II. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 23 of Point Pleasant.
Born Jan. 4, 1918, in Letart, he was a son of the late Roy H and Ella (Lewis) Roush. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are his wife, Olive (Ferguson) Roush; two sisters, Bernice Roush, Point Pleasant and Velma Neigler, Canton, Ohio.
The funeral will be Friday, 11 am, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev. Louis Hussell officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, 6 to 9 pm American Legion members will serve as pallbearers.

 

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