Mason County Obits 1992 S-Z

 

Sheppard, Wanda
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 147
October 17, 1992

Wanda Sheppard, 80, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, October 16, 1992, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
Born September 9, 1912 in Parkersburg, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Eva (Dotson) Dotson. She was a member of the Henderson Church of Christ.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles E Sheppard; a sister and a brother.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Nott of Point Pleasant and Nancy Nott Armbruster of Cleveland, OK; a son, Robert D Sheppard of Riverview, FL; a stepdaughter, Sonia Price of Point Pleasant; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Service will be Monday, October 19, at 2 pm at the Henderson Church of Christ with Evangelist Sam Gwinn officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 7-9 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service.
Pallbearers will be Donald E Nott, David A Nott, Charles J Sheppard, Fredrick Sheppard, Jason C Nott and Jamie D Stewart. Honorary pallbearer will be Reece Nott.

Sherman, Anna Louise
Violette S Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 103
Monday, July 27, 1992

Anna Louise Sherman, 75, of Mason, died Sunday, July 26, 1992, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born August 19, 1916 in Mason, she was a daughter of the late Sardine L and Sadie (Young) Sherman. She was a former secretary at Marietta Manufacturing and also worked at the Mason Furniture Company.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Lois S Hennosy.
Graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 29, at 10 am at Adamsville Cemetery with Rev. Bennie Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Adamsville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Foglesong Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6-8 pm.

Steadman, Samuel Eliel
Violette S Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 103
July 1992

Samuel Eliel Steadman, infant son of Charles William, Jr. and Lori (Sayre) Steadman, Spotsylvania, Va., died at his home Thursday, July 23, 1992.
He was born Monday, July 20, 1992.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Allen Sayre of Point Pleasant, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Steadman, Sr. of St. Albans, maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Mildred McGuffin of Point Pleasant, paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Steadman of Charleston, paternal great-grandmother, Rose Dixon of St. Albans, and maternal great-grandparents, Richard and Stella Sayre of Evans.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, 11 am at the Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Terry Hogue officiating. The Wilcoxen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Taylor, Marie C
Violette S Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 89
Saturday, June 6, 1992

Marie Crawford Taylor, 80, of Gallipolis, died Friday, June 5, 1992.
She was born August 30, 1922, in Hogsett, W.Va., the daughter of the late William and Nancy Jenkins Crawford.
She was a member of the Wyoma Pentacostal Church in Gallipolis Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Gordon, five sisters, and one brother.
Survivors include one son, James Gordon of Gallipolis; one brother, Charles Crawford of Gallipolis Ferry; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, 1:30pm, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the *Vion Baptist Cemetery.
Friends may call the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 pm.
*NOTE: Not verified, but think Vion should be Zion.

Turnbull, Erma L
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 147
Monday, October 19, 1992

Erma L Turnbull, 81, Mason, W.Va., died Sunday, Oct. 18, 1992 at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was born in Hartford, W.Va., a daughter of the late Marcellus and Lula Roush Howell. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian Science Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Mason County American Association of Retired Persons, the Southwestern Community Action of Huntington, Mason County Action and the West Virginia Silver Hair Legislature.
She is survived by a niece, Isabelle Powell, Middleport; two nephews, Glenn Wallace, Cape Coral, Fla., and Jack Wallace, Maples, Fla.; a great-niece, Ruth Ann Powell; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E Turnbull, and two sisters, Ruth Wallace and Chloe Fick.
Services will be Friday, Oct. 23, at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call one hour prior to the services on Friday.

Wamsley, Granveil Jack
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 148
October 1992

Granvel Jack Wamsley, 68, of Middleport, Ohio died Tuesday, October 20, 1992, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born May 2, 1924 in Mason County, he was a son of the late Henry and Esta Wamsley. He was a member of the College Hill Church, Middleport, Masonic Lodge 363, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 521 of Huntington and was a retired construction worker.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Delphia Wamsley.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Wamsley of Middleport; two daughters, Dixie Leonard of Columbus and Margie Skidmore of Middleport; three sons, Jackie Wamsley, Roger Wamsley and Samuel Wamsley, all of Middleport; a step-brother, Richard Daylong of Columbus; and four grandchildren.
A private funeral service will be held on Friday, October 23, at 11 am at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Rev. Thermon Durham officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Henderson.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 pm Thursday. Masonic rites will be performed at 7:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to Hysell Run Holiness Church, Betty Swick, 33455 Swick Road, Middleport, OH 45760.

Weaver, Ray
Violette S Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 89
June 1992

Ray Weaver of New Haven died Wednesday, June 24, 1992, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
Arrangements will be announced by Foglesong Funeral Home.

Wilcoxen, Loraine Lee
Posted by Ron Pullin
Sunday, November 5, 2000

Longtime owner and operator of Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Loraine Lee Wilcoxen, 63, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday December 29,1992, at his home.
Born May 3, 1929, he was the son of Maryland Pullin Wilcoxen and the late Morgan Theodore Wilcoxen. He was a Graduate of Point Pleasant High School of 1948 and a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science of 1951.
He is preceded in death by one grandson, Roger Reed McKinney II and one sister Lula Mae Daugherty. Survivors are His wife Mary Eads Wilcoxen, and his mother Maryland Wilcoxen; four daughters and son-in-law, Anna & David Morris of Carterville, Ill. Winona & Roger McKinney of Point Pleasant, Barbara & Paul Casto of Greer, SC and Tina & Barry Barnette of Greenville, SC and Five grandchildren.

Wilhelm, Bessie
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library
Page 148
October 1992

Bessie Wilhelm, 104, of Gallipolis, OH, formerly of Point Pleasant, died Friday, October 16, 1992 at Pine Crest Care Center.
She was born March 31, 1888 in Point Pleasant, a daughter of the late Wiley and Molly Smith.
A member of the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church and the Eastern Star and Daughters of the American Revolution, she began the first library in mason Count, called the "Lending Library," in 1910. A secretary for Varion Coal Co., she was allowed to use her office to loan out the 50 books that she herself had purchased. At the age of 77, she retired from Carolina Lumber in Point Pleasant after 23 years of employment there. She also worked for the O J Morrison Store and Clark Sheets Co.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Wilhelm, in 1938; and by an infant sister, Jessie.
Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, 2 pm, at the Suncrest Cemetery with the Rev. Louis A Hussell officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home.

Williamson, Anna S
Violette S Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 89
Monday, June 8, 1992

Mrs. Anna S Williamson, 90, of Huntington, died Saturday, June 6, 1992, in St. Mary's Hospital.
Born Nov. 25, 1901, in Ashton, she was a daughter of the late James Albert and Jenny Frances (Meadows) Taylor.
A member of the Apostolic Life Cathedral, Huntington, she was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac L Williamson, and five brothers.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Kitchen and Mrs. Frances Turley, both of Huntington, Mrs. Genevieve Cardwell, Proctorville, Ohio, Mrs. Judith Fouts of Martinsville, Ind.; four sons, Clarence, Carl, Joe and William, all of Huntington; two sisters, Edith Holley of Ona, Elizabeth Wray of Ashton; three brothers, John and Junior Taylor, both of Point Pleasant, David Taylor of Huntington; 39 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, and 22 great-great grandchildren.
The funeral will be Tuesday, 2 pm, at the Apostolic Life Cathedral with the Rev. Greene Kitchen, Rev. Edwin S Harper and Rev. Judy Erwin officiating. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery, Miller, Ohio.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm today (Monday) at the Chapman Mortuary, Huntington. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Williamson, Roy Stanley
Violette S Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 103
Tuesday, July 7, 1992

Roy Stanley Williamson, 70, of Southside, died Monday, July 6, 1992.
Born December 30, 1921, at Southside, he was the son of the late Everett and Hazel Wears Williamson.
A Mason County bus operator for 15 years, he also worked Pioneer Construction in Huntington and was retired from Zinn Coal Co. in 1987. He was also a trustee of the Hambrick Church in Southside.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Myers Williamson of Southside; two daughters, Sharon D Donohue of Point Pleasant, and Mrs. Bill (Betty Jo) Simpkins, also of Point Pleasant; one son, Stanley L. (Dale) Williamson of Southside; one sister, Helen Fisher of Point Pleasant; one brother, Herbert "Tucker" Williamson of Winfield, W.Va.; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, 1:30 pm, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Herb Capehart officiating. Burial will follow in the Concord Cemetery, Henderson.
Friends may call the funeral home Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm

Withrow, Alma Mae
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 121
Monday, August 24, 1992

Alma Mae (Knowles) Withrow, 86, of Leon, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1992, in the Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following a short illness.
Born March 28, 1906, in Williamson, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Rev. James S and Rosa Belle (Hart) Knowles.
A registered nurse, having served 43 years in area hospitals and as a private duty nurse, she was a graduate of the Mountain State School of Nursing, and a member of the Mountain State Alumni Nursing Association. She was also a Mason County Belle in 1986, a Democrat executive committee member for eight years in Mason County, member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Charleston, Creston Ladies Aid, and attended Creston United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Darlington and Vernon Lee, both of Cross Lanes; six daughters, Elnor Ruth Holstein, Cross Lanes, Laura Belle Casto, Betty Frances Sayre, Helen Mae Rogers, all of Leon, Mary Margaret Lanham of St. Albans, and Lois Virginia Baker of Cottageville; a brother, James Knowles, Jr. of Charleston; three sisters, Georgia McDaniels of Charleston, Marjorie Burford of Dunbar, Josephine Odell of Torrence, Calif.; 29 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Vernon "Jack" Withrow, a son, James Samuel, four brothers and one sister.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 1 pm, at the Creston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Landers, Rev. John Icenhower, and Rev. Keith Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Creston Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Casto Funeral Home in Evans Monday evening, 7 to 9 pm, and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. There will also be calling hours one hour prior to the service at the church.

Wright, Hazel V
Violette S Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 89
June 1992

Hazel V Wright, 100, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, June 6, 1992, following a long illness.
She was born October 27, 1891, in Rutland, OH, the daughter of the late Cash and Florence VanZant.
For the last several months, she has been residing in Caren Haven of Point Pleasant.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters.
Survivors include one son, David Wright of Point Pleasant; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, 1:30 pm, at the Langsville Christian Church, Langsville, OH, with the Rev. Robert Messer officiating. Burial will follow in the Miles Cemetery, Rutland.
Friends may call Wilcoxen Funeral Home Monday from 7 to 9 pm. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to Tuesday's service.

Zerkle, Hallie M
Violette Machir Obit Collection
Mason County Library, Point Pleasant, WV
Page 149
October 1992

Hallie M Zerkle, 92, of Middleport, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1992, at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
Born on July 28, 1900 in Mason County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Millard F and Ida Mae Van Matre Zerkle.
She was employed with the Burson Hardware Store in Pomeroy and also with the Briffith Michael Dry Goods Store in Middleport for several years. She retired from the Zerkle Trucking Co. in 1974.
She was a member of the Heath United Methodist Church in Middleport, Evangeline Chapter 172, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Middleport Garden Club.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John W Zerkle, and an infant sister. She is survived by a sister, Nellie Zerkle, Middleport and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 pm at the Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport with the Rev. Frank Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday 2 to 9 pm.

 

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