MASON COUNTY OBITUARIES 1995 A - F

These obituaries were copied from the Mason County Library. The assumption is that they were in the Point Pleasant Register, but exact dates are not given. They are however reproduced here exactly as they were copied from that source.

 

Adkins, Bernie
Bernie Adkins, 63, of Southside, formerly of Seth, Boone County, W.Va., died Saturday, April 15, 1995, at his home.
He was a son of the late William and Cephia Adkins of Comfort, W.Va. .He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Hubert Adkins, and a sister, Josie Adkins.
He was a retired coal miner and a member of the UMWA.
He is survived by his wife, Tilda J. Adkins; daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie L. and George O. Dabney of Southside; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steven L. and Julia Adkins of Southside, Larry D. and Janet Adkins of Columbia, S.C.; sister, Laura May of Comfort; three brothers, Clifford, Ira and Henry, all of Comfort; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the Mount Hermon Baptist Church, Joe's Creek Road, Comfort, W.Va., with the Rev. Lonzo Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, Boone County.
Friends may call at the church from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet, W.Va., is in charge of the arrangements.

Adkins, Donald Densyl
Donald Densyl Adkins, 65, of Rt. 2, Wayne, W.Va., died Wednesday, April 19, 1995, at St. Mary's Hospital.
Born Dec. 28, 1929, in Wayne County, he was a son of the late Audie and Alice (Leep) Adkins. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jo Ann Adkins and Bertie Porter.
Retired from Steel of West Virginia, he was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 1064, and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter.
Surviving are his wife, Betty (Gilkerson) Adkins; daughter, Kathy Honaker of Mason; two sons and daughters-in-law, Densyl and Toni Adkins of Huntington, Gregory and Rebecca Adkins of Wayne; sister, Zula Bryant of Huntington; three brothers, Forney Adkins of Barboursville, Harlan Adkins of Huntington, Franklin Adkins of Massachusetts; stepmother, Reba Adkins of East Lynn; four half sisters, a half brother, five step brothers and step sisters, and eight grandchildren.
The funeral will be Saturday, 1 p.m., at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Truman Adkins officiating. Burial will be in the Bowen Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne.

Adkins, Elizabeth
Elizabeth 'Libby' (Selby) Adkins, 73, of Point Pleasant, died Sunday, April 9, 1995, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Jan. 9, 1922, in Huntington, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Hazel M. (Neff) Selby. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Adkins, who died in 1984, and a great-nephew.
A member of the Mirror Lake Christian Church in St. Petersburg, Fla., she attended the Henderson Church of Christ, and was a 22-year employee of H&R Block, where she served as a tax preparer.
Surviving are three sisters and a brother-in-law, Rosa Lee and Guy Finley of Apple Grove, Freda Colegrove of Gallipolis Ferry, Frances Macy of Indianapolis, Ind.; brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Eleanor Selby of Apple Grove; four nieces, five nephews, 12 great-nieces and six great-nephews.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Dr. Michael Colegrove and Evangelist Lloyd 'Sam' Gwinn officiating. Burial will be in the Beale Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Monetary contributions may be made to the Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Ky.

Adkins, Ercell Greer
Ercell Greer Adkins, 85, of Point Pleasant, WV died Saturday, August 5, 1995, at Care Haven Nursing Care Unit, Point Pleasant, WV.
She was a 45 year member of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church and also attended Heights United Methodist Church. She lived for years in the Plain Valley area and later a resident of Point Pleasant, WV.
Born February 28, 1910, she was a daughter of the late John William and Carrie Mac (Greer) Greer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Adkins; and two brothers, Randolph and Lionel 'Jake' Greer.
Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Lula and Homer Reed of Point Pleasant; WV; a brother, Robert E. Greer of New Haven, WV; several nieces and nephews and a host of neighbors and friends.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 1995, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Reverends John Icenhower, Bennie Stevens, Joanne Home and Louis Hussell officiating. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, August 7, 1995, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Adkins, Eugene F.
Eugene F. Adkins, 70, of St. Albans died Tuesday, May 23, 1995, at home after a long illness.
He retired from Libby-Owens Ford Company with 30 years experience and was president of Local Union 174 United Glass and Ceramic workers. He was a clerk for the House Judiciary for 13 years in the House of Delegates, a World War II veteran with a Purple Heart, life member and charter member of V.F.W. Post 6418 in St. Albans, a member of American Legion Post 73 and was a Protestant. He had served on the State Democrat Executive Committee and as a member of the Kanawha County Democrat Executive Committee from St. Albans. He also served as chairman of the Citizens Party in St. Albans for over 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Frances J. Adkins; a son, Richard K. Adkins of St. Petersburg, FL; sister, Kathleen Barker of Emmonds, WV; two brothers, Russell Adkins of New Port Richey, FL and Charles E. Adkins of Point Pleasant; and two grandchildren.
Service will be Friday, May 26, at 1 p.m. at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with Rev. John Hoskins officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans with military rites by V.F.W. 6418 and American Legion Post 73. Friends may call Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Adkins, Sarah Jane
Sarah Jane Adkins, 89, of Sandy Hook, KY died Friday, July 14, 1995, in Elliottsville, KY.
Born February 9, 1906 in Elliott County, KY, she was a daughter of the late Emmett and Deama (Keeton) Spencer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William G. Adkins.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Lonnie S. and Jackie Bowling of Point Pleasant; a grandson and a great-granddaughter.
Service will be Monday, July 24, at 1 p.m. at Lewis-Ferguson Funeral Home, Sandy Hook, KY, with Rev. Willie Ison officiating. Burial will be in Elliott County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 4-9 p.m.

Aeiker, William C. Jr.
William C. Aeiker, Jr., 49, of Point Pleasant died Friday, November 3, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital following a long illness.
Born February 12, 1946 in Henderson, he was a son of the late William C. Sr. and Dreama (Carter) Aeiker. He was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School and attended Riverview Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Angela M. (Harmon) Aeiker of Point Pleasant; two sisters, Carol Y. Higginbotham of Point Pleasant and Celia S. Roush of Auburndal, FL; and maternal grandparents, George and Auga Parham of Orlando, FL.
Service will be Monday, November 6, at 2 p.m. at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Pastor Eugene Harmon officiating. Burial will follow in the Henderson Cemetery, Henderson. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7-9 p.m.

Akers, Paul
Paul Akers, 77, of Point Pleasant died Saturday, April 29, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born September 21, 1917 in Black, WV (Mercer County), he was a son of the late William Bailey and Mary Jane (Akers) Akers.
He was a retired pipefitter and welder on construction and a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 521 in Huntington.
He is survived by two daughters, Pauletta Bums of Point Pleasant and Georgene Plantz of Gallipolis; three sisters, Ethel Smith of Point Pleasant, with whom she made her home, Myrtle Rhodes and Macy Adkins, both of Point Pleasant; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, May 1, at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, near Point Pleasant, with Rev. Louis A. Hussell officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Crow-Hussell Funeral Home.

Alexander, Robert T.
Robert T. Alexander, I, 52, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Wednesday, May 3, 1995, at his home.
He was a truck driver for various transport companies.
Born Aug. 6, 1942, in Robertsburg, he was a son of the late Marion W. and Sylvia (Casto) Alexander.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy K. (Carpenter) Alexander; two sons, Robert T. Alexander, II, of Gallipolis Ferry and Marion Alexander of Kings Mountain, N.C.; three daughters, Liz Mullins of Grove City, Ohio, Julie Carter of Pomeroy, Ohio, Cheryl Jones of Kings Mountain, N.C.; five brothers; two sisters; and nine grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Leon, with the Rev. Steve Templeton officiating. Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home Friday morning, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Allen, Angela Michelle
Angela Michelle Allen, 32, of Leon died at her home Thursday, April 27, 1995.
Born October 17, 1962 in Louisville, KY, she was a daughter of Rome E. 'Frank' Allen, Jr. and Delores 'Debbie' (Judd) Allen, both of Corydon, Indiana.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a companion, Ricky Brooks; four daughters, Brandywayne Allen, Natasha Cole, Angie Cole and Ivy Brooks, all at home; a son, Kalev Cole, at home; four brothers, Victor Allen of North Carolina, Tony and Michael Allen of Georgia, and Ernest Williams III of Michigan; two sisters, Deborah Cheatham of Indiana and Alisha Stephenson of Alabama.
A memorial and graveside service will be held at El Bethel Cemetery in Marengo, Indiana, at a later date, for the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Allen, Goldie
Goldie Allen, 80, of Beckley, W.Va., died Monday, Jan. 2, 1995, at her residence, following a long illness.
She was a Protestant.
Surviving are four daughters, Lorene Spradling of New Haven, Thelma Kirk of Beaver, W.Va., Carol Harmon of Beckley, Terri McCormick of Flat Top, W.Va.; two sons, Cecil Allen of Glen Daniel, W Va.; Donald Kirk of Top, W.Va.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Thursday, 11 a.m., at the Milton Mortuary in Beckley with Pastor John Prichard officiating. Burial will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, 6 to 4 p.m. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Allinder, Charlotte C.
Charlotte Cartmill Allinder, 92, of St. Albans, WV died Saturday, May 6, 1995, in St. Albans after a long illness.
She was a member of the Marlang Church of Christ in St. Albans.
Born July 9, 1902, she was a daughter of the late Charles N. and Emma (Musgrave) Cartmill. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Arthur Allinder.
Survivors include a daughter, Patsy Catherine Allinder of St. Albans; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joe A. Jr. and Mary Jo Allinder of Fort Walton Beach, FL and John C. and Patsy Ruth Allinder of St. Albans; a sister, Aline VanMeter of Beckley; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with Bob Kessinger, minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Monday, May 8, from 7-9 p.m.

Anson, Helen J.
Helen J. Anson, 79, of Emerald Isle, N.C., and formerly of Point Pleasant, died Sunday, June 11, 1995, at the home of her daughter, after a long illness.
Born Nov. 20, 1915, in Norris City, Ill., she was a daughter of the late Lawrence and Leora A. (Glines) Bolerjack. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Keith Anson, who died Sept. 22, 1992.
While a resident of Point Pleasant, she attended the Main Street Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Marilee and Lew Wiley of Emerald Isle, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Karyn Reeves and Philip Wiley.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m.

Arnold, Lindbergh
Lindbergh 'Lindy' Arnold, 66, of Mason, died Saturday, July 1, 1995 at Fort Saunders Medical Center, Sevierville, Tenn.
A retired coal miner, he was a member of the Mason United Methodist Church and the Bells and Beaus Square Dancing Club of Pomeroy, Ohio.
Born Sept. 6, 1928, in Logan County, W.Va., he was a son of Effie (Arnold) Black of Rutland, Ohio, and the late Fred Arnold. He was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Arnold, granddaughter, Whitney VanMatre, three brothers and a sister.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Donna Layle Arnold; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Rick VanMatre of Greenfield, Ohio; brother, Dale Arnold of Pomeroy; sisters, Stacie Arnold of Pomeroy, Ruby Jones of Mason, Alice Bowling of Jackson, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be Wednesday, July 5, 2 p.m., at the Mason United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Damon Rhodes and Rev. Bennie Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Tuesday, 5 to 9 p.m., at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.

Artis, Gladys O.
Gladys O. Artis, 74, of Mason, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 1995, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was a retired nurses aide, member of the Mason United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
Born Oct. 13, 1920, in Accoville, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Bryan and Ruby Gilbert. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Denver B. Artis, who died in 1980, and a brother, Donald Gilbert.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary F. Artis of Canton, Ohio; four sons, Daniel E. Artis of Midland, Mich, Denver James Artis of Mason, Ralph B. Artis of Winston-Salem, N.C., Robert L. Artis of Jackson, N.J.; two sisters, Betty Waters of Portsmouth, VA, Francis Bond of Portsmouth, Va.; a brother, Frank Gilbert of Mesa, AR; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 1 p.m., at the Mason United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bennie Stevens and Rev. Damon Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the Fogelsong Funeral Home Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service.

Ashley, Ella M.
Ella M. Ashley, 44, Obetz, Ohio, died Saturday, July 15, 1995 in the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
She was the daughter of the late Phillip L. Leonard and Nellie M. Leonard of Columbus.
Surviving in addition to her mother are her fiancé, Tom Montgomery of Columbus; six brothers, Joseph Leonard, Richard Leonard, George Leonard, Thomas Leonard, Stephen Leonard and Phillip Leonard, all of
Columbus; six sisters, Dorothy Dellinger of Clermont, Fla., Jean Leport of Henderson, Patricia Knopp of Matthews, Va., Wilma Walters of Groveport, Ohio, Peggy Foreman of Lancaster, Ohio, and Barbara Curry of Gallipolis, Ohio; and relatives and friends.
Services will be 7 tonight in the Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus. Private internment will occur at a later date. Friends may call at the chapel today from 5 p.m. until the hour of the service.

Ball, James R.
James R. 'Jimmy' Ball, 48, of New Haven, died Sunday February 19, 1995 at Veterans Memorial Hospital.
Born June 21, 1946 in New Haven, he was a son of James H. and Leona F. (Powell) Ball of New Haven.
He was a machine operator for Conrail Railroad, a member of American Legion Smith-Capehart Post 140 of New Haven, V.F.W. Stewart-Johnson Post 9926 of Mason, a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea and he worked part-time at the New Haven Legion.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a daughter, Lindsay R. Ball of Gallipolis; twin sons, Jeremy R. and Jerrod R. Ball, both of Gallipolis; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry T. Ball of New Haven, Jeffrey K. and Rhonda J. Ball of New Haven and Steven R. and Cindy L. Ball of Rising Sun, IN; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly J. and Curtis L. Hill of Washington, WV.
Service will he at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 23, at the Foglesong Funeral Home with Rev. Herb Capehart officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. There will be military graveside rites by the American Legion and the V.F.W. Friends may call at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday.

Barnett, Anna M.
Anna M. Barnett, 70, of Gallipolis, Ohio died Friday, November 3, 1995, at Holzer Medical Center.
Born November 6, 1924 in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Floyd and Jennie (Pauley) Workman. She was a homemaker.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar J. Workman and Ira Workman.
Survivors include her husband, Arnold L. Barnett of Gallipolis; three sons, Arnold L. Barnett Jr. of Gallipolis, Eugene Barnett of Huntington and Ricky Barnett of Gillett, Arkansas; a daughter, Genie Barnett; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five sisters, Edith W. May of Wadsworth, Ohio, Hilda Petruzzi of West Mifflin, PA, Jennie L. Henry of Gallipolis, Doris J. Waugh of Williamsburg, Ohio and Mary Jo Fulks of Crown City; and five brothers, Alfred F. Workman of Gillett, Arkansas, Chester Workman of Point Pleasant, Taylor L. Workman of Manchester, Ohio, Robert W. Workman of Columbus, and Rev. Ralph Workman of Gallipolis.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 7, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with Rev. Ralph Workman officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 6-9 p.m.

Barr, Mary Edith
Mary Edith (Baker) Barr, 48, of Leon Route, Mason County, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1995 at Pleasant Valley Hospital after a long illness.
Born Feb. 15, 1947, in Mineral Wells, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late David Henry Baker and Hazel Christine (Thornton) Baker.
She was formerly a nurses aide at Eldercare in Ripley and a member of family of God Church in Cottageville.
She is survived by her husband, Charles B. Barr; son, Johnnie Michael Jeffries of Gay; two daughters, Veronica Casto of Gay and Christina Casto of Statts Mill; three brothers, Paul Andrew Baker of Newark, Ohio, Henry Baker of Severville, TN, and Johnnie Baker of Given; three sisters, Minnie Lane of Evans, Ruth Whitehouse of Gay and Daisy McFadden of Evans; three stepchildren, Charles D. Barr of Pauline, S.C., Denita K. Casto of Kenna, and Don Allen Barr of Leon; and 10 grandchildren.
The funeral will be Saturday, 11 a.m., at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with the Rev. John Salerno officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Mason County. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.

Barrett, Della
Della Barrett, 78, Accokeek, Md., formerly of Huntington, died Friday, April 14, 1995 at her daughter's residence.
The daughter of the late Charlie and Laura Hawkins Birchfield, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Ralph Priddy of Accokeek; two grandchildren, Rev. Jerry Priddy of Accokeek, and Stephanie Greever of Waldorf, Md.; and two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Alma Birchfield of Southside, Maxine Perdue of Huntington, and Estella Leport of Henderson; and a brother, Harold Birchfield of Southside.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Birtus Barrett; and by a brother, Kenneth Birchfield.
Services will be Wednesday in Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington with Pastor Herbert Reynolds and the Rev. Clark Baker officiating. Friends may call Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Bauer, Gilda G.
Mrs. Gilda G. Bauer, 62, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1995 at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Jan. 9, 1933 in Point Pleasant, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Charlotte (Swisher) Miller. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Lee Bauer; sister, Martha McDaniel; and brother, John F. Miller.
She was a member of the Gallia Twirlers Square Dance Club.
Surviving are her husband, Mack A. Bauer; daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Terry Sayre, Point Pleasant; sister, Charlotte Erlewine of Dexter, Ohio; three brothers, Jack Miller of Cooksville, TN, James Miller of Pomeroy, Ohio, Warren Miller, Jr. of Point Pleasant; and two granddaughters.
The funeral will be Friday, 1 p.m., at the Crow-Hussell, Funeral Home with the Rev. Bennie Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home. Chapman's Mortuary of Huntington is in charge of arrangements.

Bauer, Sidney E.
Sidney E. 'Perch' Bauer, 79, of Leon died Tuesday, March 21, 1995, at his home after a long illness.
Born September 4, 1915 in McConnelsville, Ohio, he was a son of the late Vallie and Elizabeth R. (Durst) Bauer.
He was retired from Foote Mineral, where he worked for 25 years. He also worked at Malleable Iron and was a farmer. He was a member of the Baden Presbyterian Church in Leon.
He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter; a son, Charles Ray; a brother, Vallie, Jr.; a grandson and two great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Louise (Buckalew) Bauer of Leon; two sons and daughters-in-law, Vallie R. and Iris Bauer of Columbus, Ohio, and Sidney E. Jr. and Nancy Bauer of Letart; three daughters and sons-in-law, Roberta and Marvin Coleman of Goldtown, WV, Mary Ann and Darrell Herdman and Carol J. and Tom Magill, all of Leon; five sisters, Clarice Jones and Garnet Schwarz, both of Point Pleasant, Marjorie Costanzo of Wheeling, Gladys Chapman of Huntington and Lorena Floyd of Marietta, GA; four brothers, Manford, Chris and Mack Bauer of Point Pleasant and Merald W. Bauer of Huntington; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Service will be held Thursday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at the Baden Presbyterian Church, Leon with James Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Baden Presbyterian Cemetery. Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home today (Wednesday) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington is in charge of arrangements.

Beaver, Erna Lou
Erna Lou (Tucker) Beaver, 85, of Leon, died Saturday, Dec. 31,1994, in Holzer Medical Center.
Born July 5, 1909, in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late Dan and Lou (Stover) Tucker. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James 'Mike' Beaver, Sr.
She was a homemaker and attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union of Leon.
Surviving are four sons, DeWitte Beaver of St. Louis, MO, Jim Beaver of Buffalo, W.Va., Bill Beaver of St. Clairsville, Ohio, Kermit Beaver of Columbus, Ohio; three half-sisters; Louise McCoy of Buffalo; Catherine Higginbotham of Buffalo, Ruth Null of Eleanor; 19 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Monday, Jan. 2, 1995, at the Raynes Funeral Home, with the Rev. Herb Capehart officiating. Burial was in the Leon Cemetery.

Beckette, David Roy
David Roy Beckett, 43, of Rt. 2, Letart, died Thursday, May 11, 1995, at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Pomeroy.
Born Nov. 12, 1951, in Wheeling, he was a son of Roy Beckett, Bolivar, Ohio, and the late Dorothy (Dunfee) Beckett.
He was a coal miner for 20 years and member of the UMWA.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Karen Ruth (Bittinger) Beckett; two daughters, Kareena Suzann Beckett and January Snow Beckett, both at home; brother, Donald Beckett of Freeport, Ohio; and three sisters, Margaret Wilcox of Dover, Ohio, Janice Larrick of Kipling, Ohio, Nancy Voorhies of Gnadenhutten, Ohio.
The funeral will be Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at the Foglesong Funeral Home with the Rev. Joanne Horne officiating. Burial will be in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m.

Beckner, Mildred Frances
Mildred Frances Beckner, 91, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Monday, Oct. 16, 1995, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Nov. 23, 1903, she was a daughter of the late William C. Jordan and Sybil (Smith) Jordan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James C. Beckner, a son, two sisters and a brother.
A member of the Boyd Memorial Christian Church in Charleston, she was a housewife.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, William F. and Phyllis Beckner of Gallipolis Ferry; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington, with Rev. William 'Bud' Hatfield officiating. Friends may call Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Benz, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Clark (Shaw) Benz, 90, of Point Pleasant, formerly of New York City, NY, died Thursday, March 30, 1995, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant.
She was a retired architect in New York and attended Riverside Baptist Church in New York City. She was a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts and also attended Harvard and Columbia Universities.
Born December 5, 1904 in New York City, she was a daughter of the late Robert A. and Myrtle (Wilhelm) Shaw. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Fred Benz.
She is survived by three cousins, Roberta 'Bobby' Holzer of Gallipolis, Ohio, Nedra Jones of Point Pleasant and Joanette Drake of Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Rev. Louis A. Hussell officiated. Arrangements were under the direction of Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Berkley, Fay
Fay Berkley, 101, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, November 25, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant.
She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant. She was a former member of the Women's Club of Point Pleasant; American Legion Auxiliary and the Pleasant Valley Hospital Auxiliary.
Born November 25, 1894 in Galion, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Alpheus Adam and Mae Elizabeth (Brown) Tracht. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry E. Berkley; a daughter, Jane Comstock; two brothers, Charles F. and Clenden S. Tracht; and two sisters, Lois and Esther Tracht.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Jack Buxton of Point Pleasant; a son and daughter-in-law, H. William and Julie Berkley of Tucson, Arizona; nine grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Rev. Steven E. Dorsey officiating. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until service time.

Berry, David Wayne
David Wayne Berry, 40, of Scott Depot, died Tuesday, June 6, 1995, at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston.
He was a U.S. Postal Inspector in Charleston, a member of Teays Valley Missionary Church, and a charter member and participant in the Charleston Distance Run. The 1995 Charleston Distance Run will be dedicated to him.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa J. Berry; a son, Jesse W. Berry, at home; a daughter, Rachel K. Berry, at home; parents, Gale and Betty Berry of Dunbar; a foster grandmother, Grace Brown of New Haven; and two sisters, Cynthia Berry of Barboursville and Jill Chapman of South Charleston.
A memorial service was held Saturday, June 10, at Teays Valley Missionary Church with Pastor John Smith and Rev. Joel Harpold officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Chapman's Funeral Home in Hurricane

Bias, Leo C
Leo C. Bias, 79, of Zephyr Hills, Fla., formerly of Point Pleasant and Huntington, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 1995, at East Pasco Medical Center.
Born June 29, 1916 in Danville, W.Va., he was a Navy veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Appalachian Power Company. He formerly attended Trinity United Methodist Church of Point Pleasant, and was a member of the First Christian Church in Zephyr Hills. He was a life member of the Elks Club, and had moved to Florida 15 years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Rosanna Bias; daughter, Tina Blood of Wrentham, Mass.; son, Randy Bias of Zephyr Hills; sister, Mrs. John Cloeman of Elkview, W.Va.; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at the First Christian Church in Zephyr Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any local arthritis foundation in Mr. Bias' name.

Birchfield, Anita Grace
Anita Grace Birchfield, 80, of Henderson, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1995, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born July 3, 1914, in Columbus, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Martha (Plants) Hall. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cecil; four brothers, James, Carl, Clarence and Billie Hall; an infant sister and two grandchildren.
A member of the Lifeline Apostolic Church, she was a retired employee of Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Philip Davis of Gallipolis, Sally and Gerald Meeks of Gallipolis Ferry; three sons, Charles H. and Diane Birchfield of Gallipolis Ferry, Cecil A. and Betty Birchfield, Jr. of Gallipolis Ferry, Kenneth E. and Janice Birchfield of Point Pleasant; brother, Russell Hall of Summersville, W.Va.; sister, Jean Bragg of Kentucky; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Friday, 2 p.m., at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery, Henderson. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Birchfield, Mary Maude
Mary Maude Birchfield, 85, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, June 2, 1995, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born March 15, 1910 in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late Lacy George and Addie Leport Henry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Worley Birchfield, a sister and one brother.
She was a former employee of Shear and Amherst as a riverboat cook.
Surviving are four daughters, Eleanor Austin of Point Pleasant, Nancy Thomas of Reno, Nevada, Ona M. Fuller of Ironton, Ohio, Yvonne Buck of Point Pleasant; son, Lawrence L. Patterson of Gallipolis; sister, Maggie Parsons of Henderson; 26 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild.
The funeral will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Evangelist L.H. 'Sam' Gwinn officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Henderson. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Bird, Pauline
Pauline Waugh Bird, 78, of New Haven died Monday, July 17, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant.
Born March 31. 1917 in Harrisburgh, VA, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Bertha (Lambert) Waugh. She was a homemaker and a member of New Haven Church of God.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Loren G. Bird; two daughters, Nancy and Virginia Bird; a son, Loren D. Bird; two brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Ritchie H. and Ann Bird of New Haven, James A. and Carolyn L. Bird of New Haven, William E. and Jane E. Bird of New Haven, and Samuel R. Bird of Lafayette, Louisiana; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Bird of Grantsville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Margie J. and Dwight Reed of Matthew, NC and Judy G. and Larry O. Hesson of New Haven; a sister, Alma Jean Gray of Narrows, VA; a brother, Junior French of Narrows, VA; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Service will be Wednesday, July 19, at 1 p.m. at Foglesong Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dave Fields officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Blake, Isabelle E
Isabelle E. Blake, 67, New Haven, died Friday, April 21, 1995 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Pomeroy, Ohio.
She was a homemaker.
Born Feb. 23, 1928, in Syracuse, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Diota McCloud and Rosetta McCloud McClaskey.
Survivors include one son, Johnnie (Jane) McCloud of New Haven; one grandson, Johnnie (Melissa) McCloud, Jr., of New Haven; and two great grandchildren, Jeffrey and April McCloud, of New Haven; two sisters, Emileen Sayre of Racine, Ohio; Ada (Clyde) Gallagher of Newark, Ohio; and one sister-in-law, Marjorie McCloud of Newark.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Blake; one infant son, Frankie McCloud; one brother, Diotis McCloud; one half brother, Harold McClaskey; and one infant sister, Marie McCloud.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Foglesong Funeral Home in Mason, where the service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Bill Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery.

Blankenship, Linda
Linda Blankenship, 36, of Rt. 3, Leon, died Friday, May 26, 1995, in the General Division CAMC, Charleston, following a short illness.
Surviving are her companion, Boyd McDermitt of Leon; foster parents, Harry and Martha Jenkins of Cabin Creek, W.Va.; and several foster sisters and brothers.
A graveside service will be held at Clover Dale Cemetery, Rt. 3, Leon, on Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Bailes officiating. Friends may call at the Raynes Funeral Home Tuesday, 1 to 2 p.m., with the funeral procession leaving the funeral home at 2 p.m.

Blessing, Roy E
Roy E. Blessing, 81, of Point Pleasant, died Monday morning, Sept. 11, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born March 2, 1914, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was a son of the late Charles E. and May Flower Polsley Blessing. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Rose Blessing Roush, and brother, Gordon Blessing.
He was a retired agent of over 33 years of Peoples Life Insurance Company; and was a contributing writer and former employee of the Point Pleasant Register for over 60 years. He was a 1932 graduate of Point Pleasant High School and a 1988 graduate of the University of Hard Knocks. He was an active member and treasurer of the Gideons - Point Pleasant Camp since 1951; a 50-year member of the Point Pleasant Odd Fellows Lodge No. 33, where he was secretary for over 43 years; on the board of directors at the West Virginia State Farm Museum and a volunteer worker; and member of the board of directors of the Point Pleasant Chapter - AARP.
He was a member of the Heights United Methodist Church, where he taught the Friendship Sunday School class and held various offices in the church. He was a United Methodist Conference Layman of the Year for the Huntington District in 1969, and the West Virginia Conference Layman of the Year in 1974. He was given a life membership in the United Methodist Men in 1985. Blessing was a lay delegate to 10 Quadrennial Conferences of the United Methodist Church; a delegate to the World United Methodist Conference in Dublin, Ireland, in 1976; a delegate to numerous West Virginia annual conferences; and served on commissions for the United Methodist conference. He was the Communication Coordinator for the Huntington District-West Virginia United Methodist newspaper. Blessing was known for visiting the sick and families who had lost members through death; helped many people prepare income tax forms; and was a writer of poetry.
He is survived by his wife, Annis M. (Morrison) Blessing; two daughters and sons-in-law, Delores Ann and Jerald McCallister of Williamstown, W.Va., Myrtle May and Reinhold Guenther of Barboursville; son and daughter-in-law, William E. and Allene Blessing of Harrisonburg, Va.; brother, Hale Blessing of Point Pleasant; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the Heights United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ben Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant, with graveside rites by the Point Pleasant I.O.O.F Lodge 33. Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heights United Methodist Church, 2016 North Main Street, Point Pleasant, W.Va. 25550, or to the Gideons International, PO. Box 75, Point Pleasant, W.Va. 25550.

Board, Bert Ferris
Bert Ferris Board, 38, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Letart, WV, died Friday, November 10, 1995, at his esidence.
Born March 20, 1957 in Chicago, IL, he was a son of the late Robert Earl Board Sr. and Carolyn Sue (McAbee) Board Hayes.
Survivors include a daughter, Trish Nicole Board of Point Pleasant, WV; a step-son, Jeremy Rickard of Point Pleasant, WV; a step-father, Walter A. Hayes of Letart, WV; three brothers, Robert Earl Board Jr. and Teresa of Point Pleasant, WV, James Paul Board and Lois J. of Flatrock, WV, Johnnie Scott Board and Robin of Clifton, WV; a sister and brother-in-law, Susan Diane and Shawn Petry of Mason, WV; two step-sisters and brothers-in-law, Terri Ann and Bruce Hysell of Cross Lanes, WV, and Debra Kay and Cecil Maynard of Racine, Ohio; grandmother, Gaynell McAbee of West Columbia, WV; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and special friends.
The family requests no flowers. Foglesong Funeral Home in Mason, WV has announced a graveside service will be held Monday, November 13, 1995, at 1 p.m. at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant, WV, with Rev. George Hoschar officiating.

Boles, Homer L
Homer L. Boles, 74, of Columbus, Indiana, died Monday, May 29, 1995, at his residence.
Born March 5, 1921, in Leon, he was a son of Lewis and Louisa (Schultze) Boles. He married Ura L. Duffin July 12, 1943, in Columbus, who preceded him in death on May 20, 1990.
Employed by Cummins Engine Company for 33 years, he retired in 1983. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Columbus, and the CREAK Club.
Survivors include two sons, Steve Boles of Edinburgh, Ind., Jeff Boles of Nashville, Ind.; three daughters, Debbie Boles, Julie Robbins and Robin Berkemeier, all of Columbus, Ind.; step son, Jerry Riley of Seattle, Wash.; step daughter, Patricia Russell of Wabash, Ind.; two sisters, Sally Hussell of Point Pleasant, Helen Herdman of Leon; three brothers, Frank Boles of Leon, Robert Boles of Point Pleasant, Hubert Boles of Columbus, Ohio; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be Thursday, 1 p.m., at Hathaway-Myers Chapel, 1022 Pearl Street, Columbus, Ind. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., and after noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Bowers, Alma B
Alma B. Hoffman Bowers, 61, of Letart, WV, died Saturday, September 9, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV.
Born October 26, 1933 in Evans, WV, she was a daughter of the late Wallie and Maria (Miller) Herdman.
She was a 17 year employee of the former Heck's Department Store in Point Pleasant, WV; a member of V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary 3531; and a member of the Ladies of the Moose in Point Pleasant, WV.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband, Paul Hoffman, who died April 12, 1982.
She is survived by her husband, W..K. "Bill" Bowers; one daughter and son-in-law, Lois and James Board of Letart, WV; a son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Debbie Hoffman of Mt. Alto, WV; three step-daughters, Margie Vetters, Barbara Martin and Penny Bowers, all of Owensboro, KY; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Betty) Parsons of Evans, WV; and Mrs. Herb (Wilda) Boles of Columbus, Ohio; a brother; Troy (Joan) Herdman of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren, Travis Hoffman and Melody Sayre; and four step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 1995, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, in Point Pleasant, WV, with Rev. Charles, Birchfield and Rev. Louis A. Hussell officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery at Flatrock, WV. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Monday, September 11, 1995, from 2 to 4 p.m. and also from 6 until 9 p.m.

Bray, Joseph C
Joseph C. Bray, 78, of Henderson, died Sunday morning, March 19, 1995, at the Holzer Medical Center.
He was a retired carpenter, who followed construction and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local Union 1159, Point Pleasant. He was also a member of the Concord Baptist Church.
Born Oct. 18, 1916 in Fayette County, he was a son of the late C. Birt and Rachael (Seelinger) Bray. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Rhema (Glover) Bray, three brothers, and three sisters.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lynn and Garland E. Bechtle of Henderson, Jo Kathleen and Paul E. Yoder of Gallipolis Ferry; one sister, Lena McDaniel of Eastlake, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
The funeral will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the Concord Baptist Church, Henderson, with the Rev. Joe Nunnually and Rev. Fred McCallister officiating. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery. Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Monday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Brown, Clara H
Clara Hersman Brown, 89, Rt. 1, Bidwell, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 4, 1995 in Holzer Medical Center.
Born Feb. 7, 1906 in Apple Grove, she was the daughter of the late Johnny and Electa Hedge Flora. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, the Rev. William Hersman in 1955, and Asa Brown in 1979.
Surviving are four sons, Cecil (Naomi) Hersman of Doylestown, Ohio, Donald (Juanita) Hersman of Port Isabel, Texas, Paul (Frances) Hersman of Vinton, Ohio, and the Rev. Robert (Diane) Hersman of Bidwell; two daughters, Violet Taylor of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Martha (Hayward) McComas of Vinton; 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Flora of Apple Grove, and Bacil Duncan of Marion, Ohio; and two sisters, Faye Fisher of Gallipolis Ferry, and Opal Stover of Apple Grove.
She was also preceded in death by a son, three daughters, three brothers and one sister.
Services were held at 11 a.m. today in the Morgan Center Christian Holiness Church, with Rev. Mike Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Vinton Memorial Park. Arrangements were by the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton. Pallbearers were grandsons Larry Taylor, Marc Harrel, Mark Hersman, Dannie Hersman, Robbie Stanley, Scott Justus, Timmy Cremeens, Ryan Hersman and Jeff McComas. The honorary pallbearer was Bobby Hersman.

Buck, Bernice Pauline
Bernice Pauline Buck, 87, of Point Pleasant and formerly of Rutland, Ohio died Thursday, November 23, 1995, at Julia's Personal Care Home in Clifton.
She was a homemaker and had been married for 70 years, to Charles William Buck, Sr., who died June 11, 1995.
Born January 4, 1908 in Rutland, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late J.W. and Jessie (Price) Young. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert H. and J.A. Young Sr. and a sister, Lurene Kennedy.
She is survived by a son, Charles William Buck, Jr. of Point Pleasant; two daughters, Betty Phillips of Scottsdale, AZ and Nancy Pope of Point Pleasant; two brothers, Frank Young and Wilbur Young, both of Rutland, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 27, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, in Point Pleasant with Rev. Louis A. Hussell officiating. Burial will follow in Miles Cemetery in Rutland, Ohio. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Sunday from 6-9 p.m.

Buck, Charles William Sr
Charles William Buck, Sr., 87, of Point Pleasant and formerly of Rutland, Ohio, died Sunday, June 11, 1995, at Julia's Personal Care Home in Clifton.
He was a retired barber in Rutland and a United States Navy veteran of World War II.
Born August 17, 1907 in Pomeroy, Ohio, he was a son of the late William H. Buck and Jessie (Archer) Buck Russell. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Mabel Zak and his step-father.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Bernice Pauline (Young) Buck; a son, Charles William Buck, Jr. of Point Pleasant; two daughters, Betty Phillips of Scottsdale, AZ and Nancy Pope of Point Pleasant; a brother, Sam Russell of Urbana, Ohio; a sister, Dorothy Bailey of Pomeroy, Ohio; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Rev. Louis A. Hussell officiating. Burial will follow in the Miles Cemetery in Rutland, Ohio. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.

Buck, Deldia H
Deldia H. Buck, 74, of Grimms Landing, died Saturday, February 25, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital following a long illness.
Born March 30, 1920 in Mason County, he was the son of the late Rev. Charles and Gertie (McCall) Buck. He was retired from Public Employee System in Mason, Ohio and was a member of Oma Chapel Church in Grimms Landing.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruby (Mayo) Back.
Survivors include three sisters, Irena Karcher of Glouster, OH, Hazel D. Craig and Margaret Williams, both of Buffalo; and two brothers, Rev. Charles H. Buck of Grimms Landing and Paul Buck of Point Pleasant.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, at the Oma Chapel Church with Rev. Belford Jividen and Rev. Charles Roush officiating. Burial will follow in Tucker Cemetery, Grimms Landing. Friends may call at the Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, Monday from 3-9 p.m.

Bucklew, Homer Earl
Homer Earl Bucklew, 95, of Point Pleasant, formerly of Terra Alta, W.Va., died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1995, at the home of his daughter, with whom he made his home.
A retired farmer and carpenter, he attended the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and the Pine Grove United Methodist Church of Terra Alta.
Born Feb. 13, 1900, in Preston County, he was a son of the late George W. Bucklew and Mary E. (Ford) Bucklew. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Clara (Nine) Bucklew, who died in 1979, five brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Edna Lipscomb and Carl Jefferson of Point Pleasant; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, five step great-grandchildren; and one sister, Opha Ridenour of Kingwood, W.Va.
The funeral will be Friday, 2 p.m., at the Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Terra Alta, with the Rev. Ronald Daughtery officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m., and at the church from noon to 2 p.m., Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Rt. 2, Point Pleasant, WV 25550.

Buffington, Sara
Sara Heath Covert Buffington, 73, of Point Pleasant, died Thursday, August 7, 1995, at Holzer Medical Center after a short illness.
Born May 16, 1922 in Henlawson, WV, she was a daughter of the late Alonzo and Loma D. (Calhoun) Covert.
She was a retired school teacher, a 1939 graduate of Logan High School and a 1943 graduate of Marshall
University. She was an elementary teacher and taught in Mason County since 1943 and in Washington, D.C. during World War II. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Chapter; West Virginia Education Association, retired current liaison to WVEA membership study committee; WV Education Association, National Education Association and held various offices over the years; was state president of the WV Association of Classroom Teachers 1978-79; Board of Directors, Mason County Public Library; and Trinity United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, William 'Bill' R. Buffington of Point Pleasant; two daughters, Pam Warfield of Wheeling, WV, and Marty Hudson of Delaware, Ohio; a son, Bill Buffington of Point Pleasant; a sister, Mrs. Donald 'Biddy' Whisler of San Bemadino, CA; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 19, at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Steven Dorsey and Rev. Tally Hanna officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mason County Library or the scholarship fund of Trinity United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Buffington, William R
William R. Buffington, Sr., 77, a prominent Point Pleasant businessman, died Saturday, October 28, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born June 7, 1918 in Mason County, he was a son of the late Earl Everett and Mary Florence (Roush) Buffington.
He was the owner and operator of Buffington Greenhouses for over 40 years. He was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club, past president of the Hidden Valley Country Club, American Legion Post 23, a member of the Minturn Lodge 19 A.F. & A.M., and a former employee of the Point Pleasant Register. He was a 1936 graduate of Point Pleasant High School and a graduate West Virginia Tech, where he played football, baseball and basketball; and he was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sara Heath (Covert) Buffington; and a brother, Joe Buffington.
Survivors include two daughters, Pam Warfield of Wheeling and Mary Hudson of Delaware, Ohio; a son, Bill Buffington of Point Pleasant; a sister, Sis Sturgeon of Point Pleasant; and five grandchildren.
Memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Steven Dorsey and Rev. Tally Hanna at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Saturday, November 4, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship fund at the Trinity United Methodist Church or the Point Pleasant High School Athletic Department. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Burdett, Thomas Stuart
Thomas Stuart Burdett, 73, of Tierra Verde, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1995, at All Children's Hospital..
Born in Point Pleasant, he was a son of the late T. Stuart and Inez Burdett.
He moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. in 1974 from Middletown, R.I. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, he was retired as an electronic engineer from E-Systems, St. Petersburg, after 12 years and was an Army veteran in World War II. He was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Institute of Industrial Engineers, American Institute of Manufacturing Engineers, and the Universalist Unitarian Church. He served on the board of directors of Tierra Verde Community Association.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret (Thomas) Burdett; daughter, Pamela Burdett, St. Petersburg; sister, Sara Burdett Edis, Palm Beach Gardens; a grandson and several cousins in the area.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Petersburg Literacy Council, 3035 66th Ave. North No. 59, St. Petersburg, FL 33702.

Burdette, Virginia
Virginia 'Jean' (Rice) Burdette, 75, of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1995, at the Pleasant Valley Hospital.
A graduate of Williamson High School, she attended business school and came to Mason County during World War II as a secretary for the local draft board. She was secretary in the office of supervisor of the local U.S.P. and F.O. National Guard and was the first female to be elected assessor of Mason County. She retired, with disability, from Stauffer Chemical.
A member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, she was a member of the Scleraderma Foundation, and a former member of the WV Gamma Chapter of the Lambda Chi Omega Sorority.
Born Nov. 4, 1919, in Williamson, she was a daughter of the late Charles Lacy and Maude (Deskins) Rice. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Edward Rice, and nephew, Danny Rice.
Surviving are her husband, James Woodell 'Woodie' Burdette; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Pat Burdette of Point Pleasant; two sisters-in-law, Verlie Rice Collier of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Sue Rice of Williamson; and one grandson.
The funeral will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev. Gilbert Brewer officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Paul United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 2423 Jackson Ave., Point Pleasant, W.Va. 25550.

Burns, Jake M
Jake M. Burns, 80, of Point Pleasant, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, died Monday, March 27, 1995 at Care Haven Nursing Home.
Born June 4, 1914 in Hogsett, WV, he was a son of the late Isiaah and Cora (Harbour) Burns. He was a laborer and attended Clifton Tabernacle.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jesse (Cundiff) Burns; a stepdaughter, Freda DeWeese; five brothers, Luther, Charlie, Dewey, Virgil and Bill Burns; two sisters, Ruby DeWitt and Effie Jones; and a granddaughter, Carmen Compson.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Ben and Darlene Burns of Columbus, Ohio, Stanford and Dorothy Burns of Columbus, Ohio and Mike and Bell Burns of West Columbia; two daughters and son-in-law, Marlyn and Larry Bugg of Clifton and Ella Hoschar of New Haven; a stepdaughter, Mary Lieving of Point Pleasant; a sister, Dorothy Shultz of Ashley, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
Service will be at the Foglesong Funeral Home Wednesday, March 29, at 1 p.m. with Rev. George Hoschar officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight (Tuesday) from 6-8 p.m.

Bush, Flora Edith
Mrs. Flora Edith (Carpenter) Bush, 85, of Fraziers Bottom, died Saturday, April 1, 1995, at her home.
Born March 17, 1910, in Cabell County, she was a daughter of the late Ira and Flora Ellen (Oliver) Carpenter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Leonard E. Bush, April 7, 1991; and four brothers, Oscar, Bura, Arthur and Clyde Carpenter.
She was a member of the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church of Milton.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Clara Belle and Donald Layne of Ona, Carolyn and Roe Holley of Ashton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Leonard E. Jr. and Edith Marie Bush of Milton, James E. and Janie Bush of Milton; sister, Mrs. Ethel Bush of Milton; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Milton, with the Rev. Rodney J. Adkins officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call Monday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Heck Funeral Home, 1007 Smith Street, Milton.

Bush, Paul Leonard Sr
Paul Leonard Bush, Sr., 69, of Point Pleasant, died Monday, June 5, 1995, at his home following a long illness.
Born May 4, 1926, in Ambrosia, he was a son of the late Mason and Eva Helen (Stearns) Bush. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Reatha Bush, who died in 1993; son, Mark A. Bush; two brothers, Arnold and Cecil; and a granddaughter.
He was a member of the Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926 of Mason and American Legion 23 of Point Pleasant. A retired master river pilot with 32 years of service, he served in World War II as a member of the U.S. Marines.
Surviving are five daughters, Mary Berkeley of Henderson, Karen Young of Ada, Oklahoma, Nancy Gardner of Point Pleasant, Susie Halstead of Point Pleasant, Kathy Berkeley of Biloxi, Miss.; three sons, Roy Allen Bush of Ada, Paul Leonard Bush, II of Pomeroy, Ricky Bush of Letart; three sisters, Donna Hudson of Point Pleasant, Frances Lee of Point Pleasant, Juanita Oliver of Henderson; two half brothers, Robert and Danny Bush of Ohio; 27 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral will be Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Brother Isaiah Crump officiating. Burial will be in Henderson Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., with military graveside service by the VFW.

Call, Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson Call, 77, Miamisburg, Ohio, died Saturday, March 4, 1995 in Sycamore Hospital.
Born Aug. 12, 1917 in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Owen and Anna Elizabeth Cox Call.
Surviving are his wife, Ruby Tye Call; five daughters, Vivian Hurlow and Janet Hurlow, both of Point Pleasant, Loin Call of Marietta, Ohio, Darla Smith of Columbus, Ohio, and Donna Poland of Solon, Ohio; two
children, Charles Hatfield of Marietta, Ga., and Patsy Mays of Fairfield, Ohio; and 12 grandchildren, five step grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren
He was also preceded in death by two brothers.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallipolis. Burial will be in the Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at funeral home on Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Camp, William D
William D. Camp, 65, of Mason, died Sunday, Jan 15, 1995, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
Born Jan. 14, 1930, in Ashton, he was a son of the late James and Alta Keister Camp. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters
He was a member of Carpenter Local 1159.
Surviving are his wife, Norma Jean (Compson) Camp; three sons, Kevin E., William Greg, and David L. Camp; all of Mason; daughter, Lisa K. Bash of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren; a sister, Anita Hoschar of Point Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at the Fogelsong Funeral Home with the Rev. Bennie Stevens and Rev Marlin Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m.

Campbell, Jule Hunter
Jule Hunter 'Skip' Campbell, 66, of Point Pleasant died Wednesday, October 18, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born June 7, 1929 in Sandyville, WV, he was a son of the late John W. and Jean (Hunter) Campbell. He was a 1947 graduate of Ripley High School, a four-year U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, a volunteer for the Point Pleasant Senior Citizens Center, and was retired with 29 years service from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy 'Dottie' (Thomas) Campbell of Point Pleasant; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Mike Beane of Vienna, WV, Angela and Tom Lincicone of Pinellas Park, FL, and Julie and Jim Perry of Sparta, NJ; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Peggy Campbell of Chillicothe, Ohio; a brother, Jack Campbell of New Richmond, Ohio; a sister, Mary Helen Donovan of Fort Wayne, Indiana; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Service will be held Saturday, October 21, at 1 p.m. at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Father James Bernacki officiating. Burial wilt be Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 6-9 p.m.

Carder, Cecile C
Cecile C. (Musgrave) Carder, 90, of New Matamoras, Ohio, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 1995, in Heartland of Marietta, Ohio
Born Sept. 27, 1904, in Point Pleasant, she was a daughter of the late George Curtis and Clara Belle (Stewart) Musgrave. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman H. Carder in 1976; brother, Robert Musgrave; sister, Mary C. Love; and grandson, Larry Baker.
She was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School and received her bachelor's degree in social studies education at Glenville State College. She took post graduate studies at Ohio University, Marshall University, the University of Charleston and Marietta College. She retired in 1963 after 23 years of teaching for the Washington County Board of Education. She had taught in the New Matamoras public schools and had also been employed earlier by the Mason County Board of Education as the teacher in a one-room school near Point Pleasant.
A member of the Christ United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Washington County Retired Teachers Association, she was also a member of the Col. Charles Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a life member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Lawrence Baker of Marietta, Ohio, Rita and Byron Walters of New Matamoras; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, 314 Fourth Street, Marietta, with Arthur Edwards officiating. Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Carder, Dennis L
Dennis L. Carder of Point Pleasant died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 1995, at his home.
Born in Gallipolis, he was a son of Clifford Carder and Ruby M. (McCulloch) Carder, Point Pleasant. Also surviving is a brother, Dwight 'King' Carder of Point Pleasant, and a niece.
A former assistant executive director of Pleasant Valley Hospital until his illness, he received a bachelor's degree in medical technology from Marshall University in 1975 and master's degree in hospital administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to working at Pleasant Valley Hospital, he was associated with Central Baptist Hospital of Lexington, Ky., as a medical technologist.
A member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, he was a former member of the Kiwanis Club, member of the board of directors of the Western West Virginia Chapter American Red Cross; and supporter and volunteer with Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The funeral will be Friday, 11 a.m., at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. George Hoschar officiating. Burial will be in the Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Fiends may call at the funeral home Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Casto, Thelma
Thelma (Pritt) Casto, 75, of South Charleston, formerly of Leon, died Monday, Jan. 2, 1995, at her home.
She was a homemaker and member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in South Charleston.
Born April 17, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Ethel (Hill) and Everett Pritt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester Casto.
Survivors include a son, James M. Casto of Wilmington, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be Wednesday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m., at the Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston with the Rev. Frank Shone officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Park, South Charleston. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Paul United Methodist Church of South Charleston.

Caufman, Ada Jean
Ada Jean Caufman, 86, of Gallipolis, Ohio died Thursday, May 4, 1995, at Pinecrest Care Center.
Born August 16, 1908 in Fairview, WV, she was a daughter of the late Noah W. and Ada D. (Edwards) Roach.
She was a retired nurse for Holzer Medical Center, a member of First Baptist Church of Gallipolis, a graduate of Holzer School of Nursing and a graduate of Wahama High School.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ottie, Dale and Elmer Roach.
Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, Richard L. Caufman of Gallipolis and John S. and Naomi Caufman of Marietta; GA, three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Alice M. Roach of Letart and Stella R. Johnson of Letart.
Private service will be held Saturday, May 6, at 11 a.m. at Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, with Rev. Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Cazad, Steven James
Steven James Cazad, infant son of James and Leigh Ann (Chapman) Cazad, 3267 Plymale Br. Road, Huntington, WV 25704, died Saturday, July 22, 1995, at St. Mary's Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfathers, Ivan Cazad and Marvin Curtis; and his maternal great-grandfathers, Judson M. Brake and H.V. Chapman.
Additional survivors include paternal grandparents, John and Patty Cazad of Huntington; maternal grandmother, Paula Chapman of Point Pleasant; paternal great-grandparents, Minor and LaDonna Campbell and Palmoneda Curtis, all of Huntington; maternal great-grandparents, Evelyn Brake of Point Pleasant and Evelyn Chapman of Huntington; paternal great-great-grandparents, Ella Stevens of Huntington, and Ethyl Moore of South Point, Ohio; two uncles, Jason Cazad of Huntington and Paul Chapman of Point Pleasant; several aunts, cousins and uncles.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Docks Creek Cemetery, Maple Hill Section, with Rev. Don Johnson officiating. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Reger Funeral Home, Huntington. The procession to the cemetery will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m.

Chafin, Thelma
Mrs. Thelma Dorton Chafin, 70, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, May 26, 1995, at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lloyd Chafin, Sr.
Survivors include a daughter, Christine McDermitt and a son, William A. Chafin, both of Point Pleasant.
Graveside services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Milton Cemetery, Milton. No visitation was held. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Chapman, Martin J
Martin Jule Chapman, 79, Pomeroy, Ohio, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 1995 at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Feb. 18, 1916 in Ross Moore, son of the late Etna and Cora Taylor Chapman, he was a retired coal miner, a World War II veteran, member of Feeney-Bennett Post 128 of the American Legion in Middleport, Ohio, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mason, the Wilkesville Orphans Friends Masonic Lodge 27 , York Rites of Middleport and the Meigs County Senior Citizens.
He is survived by his wife, Johnetta Bates Chapman; six sons and three daughters-in-law, Leroy and Alice Chapman of Philadelphia, Pa., Steve and Doreen Chapman of Virginia, Joe and Margie Chapman, Robert Chapman, Brent Chapman and Jim Chapman, all of Middleport; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda and Danny Young of Dexter, Ohio, Vicki and Steve Owens of Rodney, Ohio, and Brenda Fry of Middleport; 37 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rhoda Norris of Wintersville, Fla.; three stepsons and wives, James Jones of Athens, Ohio, Charles and Peggy Jones of Langsville, Ohio, and Bart and Becky Pearson of Point Pleasant; two stepdaughters and husbands, Rhonda and Steve Rife of Dexter, Ohio, and Becky and Jim Fairchild of Bidwell, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lyle, Ed and Paul Chapman; and by two sisters, Cleo Oiler and Lula Jacks.
Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Fisher Funeral Home, Middleport, with Dr. James R. Acree Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Springs Cemetery, with military services by Feeney-Bennett Post of the American Legion. Friends may call today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home, where Masonic services by the Wilkesville Orphans Friends Lodge 272 will be held at 8 p.m.

Chapman, Timmy Joe
Timmy Joe Chapman, 20, of Ravenswood, died Wednesday, August 23, l995, at Camden-Clark Hospital in Parkersburg.
Born July 12, 1975 in Point Pleasant, he was a son of Alfice and Dorothy (Smith) Chapman of Ravenswood. He was a member of the Ravenswood Junior Fire Department.
He is also survived by two brothers, Tony Chapman and Henry Chapman, both of Ravenswood.
Service will be Saturday, August 26, at 10 a.m. at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Langdon officiating. Burial will follow at Pete Meadows Cemetery in Glenwood. Visiting hours will be Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Chattin, Stella E
Stella E. Chattin, 92, of Mason died Thursday, October 5, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born June 20,1903 in Mason, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Alice (Duncan) Batterson. She was a homemaker, a member of the Mason United Methodist Church and taught the Sunshine Class for several years.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, John A. Chattin.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John W. 'Bill' and Thelma J. Chattin of Reistertown, MD; two, grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at the Foglesong Funeral Home with Rev. Bennie Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.

Childers, Thelma
Thelma Lowry Childers, 91, of Huntington, died Monday, Oct. 23, 1995, in the Presbyterian Manor Nursing Home.
Born July 20, 1904, in Huntington, she was a daughter of the late Hannibal and Bertie (Johnson) Lowry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, J. Paul Childers; grandson, John W. Childers; and sister, Mrs. Dana D. (Ramah) Shank.
While a Mason County resident, she attended Trinity United Methodist Church of Point Pleasant.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Gordon Emerson of Ft. Myers, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, J.P. and Mary Childers of Huntington; six grandchildren, three step grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Thursday, 11 a.m., at Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with Dr. R. Emerson Wood officiating. Burial will be in Woodmere Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday after 10 a.m.

Circle, Laura
Laura Firn 'Aunt Mutt' Circle, 79, Racine, Ohio, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 1995 at her residence.
Barn May 29, 1915 at Dorcas, Ohio, daughter of the late Marion and Nellie Jackson Johnson, she was a retired cook. for the Southern Local School District, having worked 29 years for the district.
She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star, OAPSE, the Senior Citizens, AARP, SERO, Daughters of America-Guiding Star Council and the Grange.
Surviving are a twin sister, Lizzie Wood of Racine; sisters-in-law, Edison Johnson of Racine, Pauline Johnson of Carrollton, Texas, and Clara Pierce of Athens, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Phyllis Circle of New Haven; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Circle; four brothers, Roy Johnson, Douglas Johnson, Waid Johnson and Howard Johnson; her foster parents, Arthur and Mary Jane Beegle; and nephews Paul Bostick and Howard Johnson Jr.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy, Ohio, with the Rev. Kenny Baker officiating. Burial will be in the Wood Cemetery, Racine. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4-9 p.m.

Clagg, Woodrow W
Rev. Woodrow W. Clagg, 71, of Glenwood, died Friday, June 16, 1995, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
Born in Milton on May 18, 1924, he was a son of the late William Henry and Pearl Edmonds Clagg.
He was retired from Huntington Alloys with 21 years of service. A former pastor of Lawrence Chapel Church and Bedford Chapel Church, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Scarberry Clagg; two daughters, Deanna Dingess of Willow Wood, Ohio, Linda Mullins of Huntington; two sons, Michael Clagg of Huntington, Woodrow W. Clagg, Jr. of Ona; sister, Mrs. Geneva Reynolds of Milton; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral was Monday, June 19, 2 p.m., at the Bias Chapel United Brethren Independent Church, Milton, of which he was a member. The Rev. Forrest Cummings officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. The Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.

Clark, Charles L Jr
Capt. Charles L. Clark, Jr., 73, of Point Pleasant died Monday, January 16, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was retired from Ohio Barge Line and was a Master Pilot for various riverboat companies; and a member of the Sand Hill Church of Christ. Born August 5, 1921 in Belle, WV, he was a son of the late Charles L. Sr. and Frances E. (Robbins) Clark.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Pearson) Clark; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Twila Clark and Jeffery O. and Belinda Clark, all of Point Pleasant; four daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and Carlos Wood of Gallipolis, Lana and Keith Sayre and Mary and Roy Martin, all of Point Pleasant, and Kimberly and Tony Oliver of Letart; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 19, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with Rob Campbell and Lewis Mikell, ministers, officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.

Clarke, Ada
Ada Allen Clarke, 93, Route 2, Box 351, Letart, died Friday, July 21, 1995 at the Holzer Medical Center.
Born October 20, 1901 at her lifetime residence in Graham Station, she was a daughter of the late Lonnie and Helen (Clarke) Allen.
Ada was born again in the Christian faith in 1925 at the New Haven U.B. Church. She was a devout Christian and member of the Graham United Methodist Church and a retired Mason County school teacher.
Ada was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Clarke; and sister, Clara Allen.
Ada is survived by her twin sister, Anna Allen; step-children and cousins.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 24, 1995 at the Graham United Methodist (Block) Church, Route 33, Letart, WV, with Reverends Harry Clarke, Jr., Shearl Clarke, Rex Young and JoAnne Horne officiating. Burial will be in the Graham Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason. Ada's body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

Clifton, Sofia Ann
Sofia Ann Clifton, 73, of Rt. 1, Point Pleasant, WV, died Saturday evening, January 14, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital. She was a member of the Pocahontas Homemakers Club.
Born September 12, 1921, in Masontown, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and
Agnes (Golden) Seginack. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Vernon M. Clifton, Sr., who died June 2, 1988.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Vernon M. and Iris Clifton, Jr. of Bidwell, Ohio, and Voyd R. and Peggy Clifton of Point Pleasant, WV; two sisters, Agnes Mesaros of Grindstone, PA and Francis Hessler of Cleveland, OH; three grandchildren, Richard (Lori) Clifton of Gallipolis, OH, Sharon Clifton of Cross Lanes, WV and Michael C. Clifton of New York City, NY; and two step-grandchildren, Michelle Love of Owensboro, KY and PFC Jerry Johnson, Jr. of Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, January 17, 1995, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, WV, with Father Walter Heinz officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Monday, January 16, 1995, from 6 until 9 p.m.

Cobb, Anna
Mrs. Anna Wroten Cobb, 59, of Ashton, died Thursday, March 9, 1995, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born November 21, 1935 in Cabell County, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Verba (Rigney) Roten. She attended Faith Gospel Mission in Glenwood. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clifton Roten and Teddy Roten.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph L. Cobb; five children, Rosella Mitch of Huntington, Teddy E. Cobb and Mike Cobb, both of Ashton, Joseph Cobb of Point Pleasant and Jerry Cobb of Glenwood; two sisters, Rena Stam-per of Huntington and Linda Stewart of LeSage; four brothers, Chester Wroten of Columbus, Lue Wroten of Glenwood, Dewey Wroten of Henderson and Ernest Roten, Jr. of LeSage; and six grandchildren.
Service will be Sunday, March 12, at 2 p.m. at the Heck Funeral Home in Milton. Burial will follow in the Pete Meadows Cemetery, Glenwood.

Cobb, Charlotte Ann
Charlotte Ann Cobb, 36, of Winfield, died Tuesday, February 7, 1995, at Putnam General Hospital following a short illness.
A native of Point Pleasant, Cobb was a resident of Winfield for 20 years.
Survivors include her husband, Timothy W. Cobb; children, Katy, Bubba and Michael, all at home; father, Jack Lively of Point Pleasant; six sisters; Connie Nichols of Leon, Christine Kerns of New Haven, Cathy White of Gallipolis, Kay Harmon of Gallipolis Ferry, Charlene Reedy of South Carolina and Belinda Oldaker of Poca; and four brothers, Ronnie and Chuck Lively, both of Gallipolis Ferry and Johnny and Randy Lively of Gallipolis.
Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 9, at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, with Pastor Alford Holley officiating. Burial will be in Teays Valley Memorial Gardens, Winfield. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Cobb, William Melvin
William Melvin Cobb, 86, of Apple Grove died Friday, April 28, 1995, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington.
Born March 31, 1909 in Apple Grove, he was a son of the late Howard and Mary Francis (Shively) Cobb. He was a retired farmer. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Skinner) Cobb. Survivors include three sisters, Eleanor Cobb of Sarasota, FL, Esther Walker of Gallipolis Ferry, and Leota Call of Point Pleasant; a brother, Paul Cobb of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 1, at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with Frank Fultz officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Union Cemetery in Pliny. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Sunday from 6-9 p.m.

Coble, Kathryn
Kathryn Clark Coble, 78, of Middleport, died Friday, March 10, 1995, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis following an extended illness. Born July 19, 1916 in Middleport, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Amy (Yeauger) Clark. She was a homemaker and a former member of the First Baptist Church of Middleport. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wayne H. Coble; brothers, Joe and Richard Clark; and a sister, Ethel Hein.
She is survived two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Eileen Clark of Minersville, Ohio and Walter and Sandra Clark of Point Pleasant; two sisters, Jean Null of Middleport, and Florence Tedder of Kerrville, TX; several nieces and nephews.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport with Mark Morrow officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire, Ohio.
Friends may call Sunday from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home.
until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Cochran, Sela S
Sela S. Cochran, 73, of Point Pleasant died Friday, October 6, 1995, at her home.
Born February 14, 1922 in Canada, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Ball) Stanley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Little Tavie Old Regular Baptist Church, Point Pleasant.
Survivors include her husband, William H. Cochran of Point Pleasant; a daughter, Brenda Sayre of Point Pleasant; two sons, Billy R. Cochran of Charlotte, NC and Lester Cochran of Point Pleasant; three sisters, Ann Knight of Michigan, Anita Williamson of Canada, KY, and Carmane Edwards of Newark, Ohio; four brothers, George Stanley of East Williamson, WV, Floyd Stanley of Columbus, Ohio, Jeff Stanley of Somerset, Ohio, and Daniel Stanley of Canada, KY; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be Monday, October 9, at 11 a.m. at Little Tavie Old Regular Baptist Church with Elders Sam Franks, Bob Adkins, and Donnie Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the family cemetery in Point Pleasant.
Friends may call at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and at the church Sunday after 7 p.m.

Coleman, Raymond Leo
Raymond Leo Coleman, 70, of Plain City, Ohio, died Wednesday, March, 8, 1995.
Born Aug. 11, 1924, in Letart, he was a son of the late Harry H. and Hilda J. (Hart) Coleman. He was also preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
He was retired from the Lennox Furnace Co., Columbus, Ohio, with 38 years of service. He served with the Engineer Corps during World War II in the invasion of France, as well as other war conflicts, and was a member and trustee of the Methodist Church, Jerome.
Surviving are his wife, Betty (King) Coleman; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Roger and Linda Coleman, Bruce and Dorothy Coleman, Plain City, Ohio, Gary Coleman of Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Ed Kreis, Waterloo, Iowa; four brothers, Ronald Coleman of Charleston, Harry Coleman, Jr. of St. Albans, Albert Coleman of Parkersburg, Allen and Geraldine Coleman of Rives Junction, Mich.; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ruby and Bob Minshall of Caledonia, Ill., Joe and Audrey Hammack of Point Pleasant, Bill and Ellen Dewees of Lesage; seven grandchildren, and two step grandchildren.
The funeral will be Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City.

Compson, Carmen P
Carmen P. Compson, 32, of Racine, Ohio, died Monday, March 20, 1995, at her residence.
Born January 8, 1963 in Gallipolis, Ohio, she was a daughter of Marilyn Bugg of Clifton, WV and the late Paul T. Washington, Jr. She was a homemaker and a member of Clifton Holiness Tabernacle.
She was also preceded in death by her grandfather, Paul T. Washington, Sr.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Mark A. Compson of Racine; two sons, Ryan Marshall and Matt Marshall, both at home; step-father, Larry Bugg of Clifton; half sister, Mandy Bugg of Clifton; maternal grandparents, Violet Burns of Clifton and Jake Burns of Point Pleasant; and paternal grandmother, Maxine Washington of Letart.
Graveside service will be held Friday, March 24, at 1 p.m. at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant, with Dr. James Acree and Rev. George Hoschar officiating. Burial will follow. Friends may call at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday.

Cooper, Zadie Kathleen
Zadie Kathleen Cooper, 71, of Bridgeport, WV died Wednesday. November 29, 1995, in the Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC.
Born December 24, 1923 in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late Lon Peters and Minnie Rainey Peters Riffle. She was a member of Simpson Creek Baptist Church, a registered stock broker and was employed by Baker Watts Company.
She was also preceded in death by a brother.
Survivors include two sons, Charles S. Cooper Jr. of South Charleston, WV and Stephen E. Cooper of Ashville, NC; two sisters, Barbara Simpkins of Gallipolis, Ohio and Haidee Berkley of Barberton, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
Memorial service will be Monday, December 4, at 11 a.m. at the Davis Weaver Funeral Home, 329 East Main Street, Clarksburg, WV, with Rev. Dr. Michael Hopkins officiating. Interment will be in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Cossin, Barbara C
Barbara C. Sayre Cossin, 92, of Leon, died Friday, August 11, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was a homemaker and attended Mt. Tabor EUB Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vinton A. Cossin; and three sons, Orville V. and Eugene Cossin and Vernon Ray Cossin.
She is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth Stutler and Ruby Craig of Buffalo and Ruth Kimberling of Louisa, KY; four sons, Herb of Red House, Lee and Curtis of Leon and Donald of Point Pleasant; a sister, Edna Gray of Greenbrier, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Service was held Monday, August 14, at 2 p.m. at the Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo with Rev. Charlie Higginbotham officiating. Burial was in Mt. Tabor Cemetery on Gunville Ridge, Leon.

Cossin, Eugene Ross
Eugene Ross Cossin, 63, of Buffalo, died Friday, March 3, 1995, at his home following a long illness.
Born February 9, 1932 in Mason County, he was a son of Barbara K. (Sayre) Cossin of Leon and the late Vinton A. Cossin. He was a self-employed carpenter, an Army veteran serving in the Korean War, and he was a Christian.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon R. and Orville V. Cossin.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann (Froideveaux) Cossin; two daughters, Joellen Higginbotham of Buffalo and Ava Buck of Leon; three sisters, Elizabeth Stutler and Ruby Craig, both of Buffalo, and Ruth Kinberling of Louisa, KY; four brothers, Herb Cossin of Red House, Lee Cossin and Curtis Cossin, both of Leon, and Donald Cossin of Point Pleasant; and four grandchildren.
Service will be Sunday, March 5, at 2 p.m. at Raynes Funeral Home in Buffalo with Rev. Herk McGraw officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson Cemetery, Buffalo. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. Saturday.

Crawford, Charles L
Charles L. Crawford, 88, of Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, died Thursday, October 12, 1995, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born April 30, 1907 in Gallipolis Ferry, WV, he was a son of the late William Wesley Crawford and Nancy (Jenkins) Crawford. He was a retired welder from ACF of Huntington, WV and was a member of Pleasant View Church, Gallipolis Ferry, WV.
He was preceded in death by six sisters, Edith Nibert, Alley Smith, Lula Bright, Bessie Messick, Edna Dabney and Marie Taylor, and a brother, William Crawford.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie Mae (Bush) Crawford of Gallipolis Ferry, WV; a son and daughter-in-law, Bernard L. and Betty Crawford of Gallipolis Ferry, WV, a granddaughter, Mrs. Nelson (Trenda) Newell of Letart, WV; a grandson, Brian and Heather Crawford of Gallipolis Ferry, WV; and two step-great-grandchildren, Sammy Newell of Letart, WV and Misty Newell of Gallipolis, Ohio.
Service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 1995, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Rev. O'dell Bush and Pastor Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will follow in the Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove, WV. Friends may call at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home on Friday, October 13, 1995, from 6 until 9 p.m

Cromley, Edward A. III
Edward A. Cromley, III, 62, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was a retired profile operator at Ravenswood Aluminum Corp., a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church at Flatrock, a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during the Korean Conflict, and a lay speaker for the United Methodist Conference. A graduate of Point Pleasant High School, he was a member of Local 5668 Steelworkers, member of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees, and a member of the Mason-Jackson Labor Council.
Born Dec. 25, 1932, in Mason County, he was a son of the late Edward A. Cromley, Jr. and the late Macy Vivian (Cooper) Cromley.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Ella (Thompson) Cromley; two sons and daughter-in-law, Edward 'Ed' and Diana Cromley, IV, Charlie Bill Cromley, all of Point Pleasant; brother, Robert E. Cromley of Point Pleasant; two sisters, Betty Louise Lear of Gallipolis Ferry, Bonnie Lucille Klein of Huntington; two grandchildren; mother-in-law, Eleanor E. Lee of Point Pleasant, and father-in-law, Wilson Thompson of Boynton Beach, Fla.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 1 p.m., at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev. R.C. Browning and Rev. Paul Suder officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hills Cemetery, Flatrock. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Rt. 2, Flatrock, W.Va.

Crump, Forrest Howard
Forrest 'Jack' Howard Crump, 84, of Henderson died Thursday, October 12, 1995, at home.
He was the owner and operator of The Apple Tree in Henderson and was a produce salesman during his lifetime. He attended the Henderson United Methodist Church.
Born September 28, 1911, in Henderson, he was a son of the late Harry E. and Neva I. (Austin) Crump.
He is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Bosenback of Cleveland, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Ruth) Sayre and Bernice Calloway, both of Henderson; several nieces and nephews.
Service will be held at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 14, with Rev. Ben Stevens and Rev. Fred McCallister officiating. Burial will follow in the Concord Cemetery at Henderson. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Friday from 6-9 p.m.

Dailey, Kayla Michelle
Kayla Michelle Dailey, 21-month-old daughter of Mark E. and Ronda Vickers Dailey of Milton, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 1995.
Born Feb. 6, 1994, in Durham, N.C., she is also survived by three sisters, Lacey, Heather and Hannah Dailey, all at home; maternal grandparents, Basil and Fonda Vickers of Mason; and the paternal grandparents, Rev. Lawrence and Lillian Johnson Dailey of Milton.
The funeral will be Sunday, 2 p.m., at the Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Bobbie L. Dailey officiating. Burial will be in the Balls Gap Cemetery near Milton.

Davis, Hazel
Mrs. Hazel Davis, 82, of Glenwood, died Thursday, May 4, 1995 at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant.
Born in Cabell County on July 20, 1912, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Pearl (Edmonds) Clagg. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. George W. Davis, and by four infant children.
She was a member of the Glenwood United Methodist Church.
Surviving are four children, Deloris Davis, Dorothy Barker and Oliver 'Bud' Davis, all of Glenwood, George Ervin Davis of Huntington; a sister, Geneva Reynolds of Milton; brother, Rev. Woodrow Clagg of Glenwood; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m., at the Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Herb Nida officiating. Burial will be in the Pete Meadows Cemetery, Glenwood. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Davis, Ruth Ellen
Mrs. Ruth Ellen (Waugh) Davis, 82, of Glenwood, died Tuesday, February 21, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born November 25, 1912 in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late Pearley E. and Viola Belle (Erwin) Waugh. She was a member of the Glenwood United Methodist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Henry Davis.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Eva and Wilbert Spurlock of Glenwood and Wanda and Donald Tolliver of Point Pleasant; a sister, Hazel Nott of Springfield, Ohio; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, February 24, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, with Rev. Joe Dolen officiating. Burial will follow in Ball's Chapel Cemetery, Ashton. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7-9 p.m.

Dayo, Zinnia
Dr. Zinnia Brawner Dayo, 63, formerly of New Haven, died Friday, Oct. 6, 1995, at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Born August 17, 1932, in the Philippines, she was a daughter of the late Felix and Juana Brawner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Mateo Dayo.
Surviving are six children, Pag-asa Dayo of Washington, D.C., Almabel Dayo of Ashburn, Va., Anafe Dayo of Forest Hills, N.Y, Dr. Mateo Dayo, III, M.D., Wilmington, N.C., Rodney Dayo of Lewisburg, and Jet Dayo of Morgantown; five sisters, Lenore Potencion, Marjorie Rubio, Dr. Jose Flores all of the United States, Attorney Felisa Bauilat and Dr. Jane Caluag, both of the Philippines; five brothers, Brig. Gen. Felix Brawner, Jr., Justice Romeo Brawner, Col. Percy Brawner, all of the Philippines, Dr. Johnny Brawner and Ret. Col. Libbie Brawner, both of the United States.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mason, with Father Melvin Averman officiating. Burial will be in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Friends are invited to a gathering afterwards at the St. Joseph Church Parish Hall. The Foglesong Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis, Dale G
Dale G. 'Pete' Dennis, 63, of Cleveland, Ohio died Thursday, September 7, 1995, at University Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.
Born October 11, 1931, he was a son of the late Forrest L. Dennis and Helene J. Dennis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in the Korean Conflict; and was a 1951 graduate of Point Pleasant High School.
He is survived by four children, Tammy, Kelli and Mike of Spokane, Washington and David of Great Falls, Montana; four sisters, Marion Samuels, Pat Gossilen, Rita Paden and Camille Vetrano; five brothers, Bruce Dennis, Terrance Dennis, Wallace 'Bud' Dennis, Ronald Dennis and Donald Dennis; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday, September 10, at Ferfolia Funeral Home, Sagamore Hills, Ohio.

Derenge, Lawrence F
Lawrence F. Derenge of Apple Grove died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1995, in the Morris Memorial Convalescent Home in Milton.
A member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Point Pleasant, he was owner of the Hidden Acres at Apple Grove, a supervisor at Meigs Mines, an associate of Alum Creek Coal Co., and taught mining at the University of Rio Grande. A WVU graduate with a degree in mining engineering, he was the owner of Gallia Coal Company in West Columbia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Michael and Madalyn (Our) Derenge; 11 brothers and a sister; and his first wife, Edwina (Pering) Derenge.
Survivors include his wife, Marvella (Smith) Derenge; daughter, Penny Stauffer of Lexington, Ky.; son, Larry Derenge, Jr. of Lexington; eight grandchildren, a niece and several nephews.
The funeral will be Thursday, 11 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Melvin Averman officiating. Burial will be in the Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Friends may call at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., with Rosary service to begin at 7 p.m.

Dickens, Alonzo Joseph Jr
Alonzo Joseph 'Buster' Dickens, Jr., 75, of Point Pleasant, WV passed away Friday, May 19, 1995, at the Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born February 1, 1920 in Kaylong, WV, he was a son of the late Alonzo Noah Dickens and Virginia Susan (Fry) Dickens.
A retired U.S. Postal Service employee with 23 years service, he was a member of the Bellemead United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, WV, life-time member of the V.F.W., and D.A.V., member of the American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant, WV, graduate of Wahama High School Class 1940, superintendent or assistant superintendent of Sunday School at Bellemead since 1962 and a World War II veteran serving with the U.S. Army.
Dickens enlisted in the United States Army in October 1941 and served in the Medical Detachment of the 162nd Infantry where he served under battlefield conditions for three years, seven months and 28 days. When he was honorably discharged in June 1945, he was Chief Battlefield Medic. While in the Army he received the following medals: two Silver Star Medals, two Bronze Star Medals, three Purple Heart Medals, Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medals, American Defense Service Medals, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and Medical Combat Badge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife whom he married August 19, 1945, Betty Jane (Hardman) Dickens on May 22, 1985; and one sister, Mary Elizabeth 'Tib' Cooke.
Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Susan Bowser of Point Pleasant, WV, and Mrs. Terry (Penny) Shirley of Point Pleasant, WV; one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph (Janet) Dickens of Gallipolis, Ohio; two sisters, Margaret Kincaid of Point Pleasant, WV and Sarah McCoy of Barberton; Ohio; five grandchildren, Lisa Bowser Arbogast, Jennifer Shirley, Rebecca Shirley, Jessica Dickens and Jason Campbell; and two great-granddaughters, Cinthia Lea Arbogast and Katlyn Michelle Peric.
Funeral service will be held Monday, May 22, 1995, at 2 p.m. at the Bellemead United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant, WV. Military grave side rites will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 9926, Mason, WV. Visitation will be Sunday, May 21, 1995, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, and one hour prior to service at the church on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bellemead United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Donohue, John Claude
John Claude Donohue, 67, of Point Pleasant, died at home Thursday, January 5, 1995.
He was a retired 31 year employee of the Utility Department at American Alloys: a veteran of the US Army during the Korean Conflict, from 1951-1954.
Born December 12, 1927, in Ambrosia, W.Va., he was a son of the late Jesse M. and Emma L. (Wilson) Donohue. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Opal V. Escue and Garnette E. Donohue; and two infant brothers.
He is survived by two daughters, Theresa Moore of Mt. Washington, Kentucky, and Margaret Waters of Valdosta, Georgia; two sons, Johnie C. Donahue and Garry L. Donahue both of Point Pleasant; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Gretchen E. and Curt Connolly and Adda E. Baker, all of Point Pleasant; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter 'Bill' and Kathryn Donohue of Fort Meade, Florida and Jesse J. and Anna Mae Donahue of Point Pleasant; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 1995, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Rev. Louis A. Hussell and Rev. Rick Maloyd officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery at Flatrock, W.Va., where Military Graveside Rites will be conducted by the American Legion, Mason County Post No. 23. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 7, 1995, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Dowell, Aretta
Aretta (Lyons) Dowell, 76, of Southside, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 1995, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, following a long illness.
Born Oct. 16, 1918, she was a daughter of the late J.F. and Myrtle Spicer. Also preceding her in death were a brother, Raymond Lyons, and two-sisters, Linnie Lee Spicer and Beaulah Featherolf.
Surviving are her husband, Ernest Dowell of Southside; two sons and daughters-in-law, James C. and Wendy Dowell of Grove City, Ohio, Charles 'Chuck' and Mary Dowell of Gallipolis Ferry; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ernestine and Don Boring of Ashville, Ohio, Shirley and Darrell Stamper of Columbus, Ohio, Donna and Bobby Greer of Point Pleasant; four brothers, James Spicer of Orlando, Fla., Jessie Spicer of Wayne, W.Va., Paul Spicer of Coppers Cove, Texas, and Tom Lyons of Springfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The body will be cremated, and the Wilcoxen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the National Diabetes Foundation, or the church of your choice.

Duncan, Dale E Jr
Dale E. Duncan, Jr., 63, of Davis Creek, Charleston, died Wednesday, March 1, 1995, at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.
Born Feb. 8, 1932, in Point Pleasant, he was a son of the late Dale Albert and Delphia M. (Veers) Duncan.
He was formerly head clerk for Penny Fare Supermarket in Spring Hill and attended God's Tabernacle, also in Spring Hill.
Surviving are his wife, Gloria (Chafin) Duncan; four daughters, Denise Freeman of South Charleston, Jessica Dawn Duncan, at home, Mary Elizabeth Sullivan of Charleston, Paula Carte of Dunbar; two sons, James Duncan of Charleston, Greg Duncan of South Charleston; four brothers, Dickie Duncan of Point Pleasant, Jack Duncan of Point Pleasant, Donald Duncan of Point Pleasant, Rex Duncan of Arizona; two sisters, Linda Arrington and Kathy Jordan, both of Ohio; and 14 grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek on Saturday, 2 p.m., with Pastor Henry C. 'Bill' Stanley officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park Mausoleum, South Charleston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday

Dunlap, Anna Laura
Anna Laura McDermitt Dunlap died Saturday, Sept. 2, 1995, at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla.
Born March 25, 1914 in Point Pleasant, she was a daughter of the late John and Stella Casey McDermitt. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Dunlap, sister, Virginia Henry, and two half brothers, Scott and Pete McDermitt.
Surviving are a stepson, William Dunlap; niece, two half nieces, and four great nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held Friday, Sept. 9 in Sarasota.

Dunn, Garold
Garold Dunn, 66, of Williamsport, Ohio, formerly of Cabell County, passed away Monday, October 30, 1995, in Berger Hospital, Circleville, Ohio.
Born March 6, 1934 in Cabell County, he was a son of the late James F. and Dorothy Gladys (Smith) Dunn. He was an employee of Jefferson Smurfitt Corp. of America.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Garold is survived by his wife, Wilma (Imler) Dunn; a daughter, Linda Dunn of Williamsport, Ohio; a son, Garold LeRoy Dunn of Williamsport,. Ohio; two step-daughters, Pamela Sue Robinson of Henderson, WV and Karen Ann Haddox of Fairfield, Ohio; a step-son, Frederick LeRoy Wiseman of Circleville, Ohio; six brothers, James Dunn, Jr., Harold Dunn and Roy Dunn all of Culloden, WV, Norman Dunn of Thurston, Ohio, William Dunn of Carroll, Ohio, and Charles Dunn of Apple Grove, WV; three grandsons, Allen Michael Dunn, Ryan Matthew Dunn and Danny Robinson; a granddaughter, Haley Marie Dunn; and two great-granddaughters, Tammy Pritchard and Janie Pritchard.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 1995, at Barton Chapel, Apple Grove, WV with Rev. Millard Morrison officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, November 1, 1995, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Heck Funeral Home, Milton, WV and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

Durst, Barto L Sr
Barto L. Durst, Sr., 88, of Point Pleasant, died Monday, Jan. 16, 1995, at Holzer Medical Center.
He was a retired boilermaker of Local 667-Winfield, a former employee of the Marietta Manufacturing Company in Point Pleasant and of the John Amos Power Plant in Winfield. A lifelong resident of Mason County, he attended the Wesleyan Church.
Born Jan. 25, 1906, in Mason County, he was a son of the late Henry Harrison and Hannah Elizabeth (Stone) Durst. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Love) Durst; son, Barto L. Durst, Jr.; nine brothers, four sisters and one step-granddaughter.
Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Ann Lee of Point Pleasant; son, Jackie L. Durst of Syracuse, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and one step-grandchild.
The funeral will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev. Louis A. Hussell and Rev. H.W. Durst officiating. Burial will be in the Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Durst, William
William 'Bill' Durst, 67, of Mt. Alto and Oakfield, Ohio died Saturday, March 25, 1995, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio.
He was a retired coal miner for Sunny Hill Coal Company in Ohio and had worked at other local coal companies in this area. He had also worked on construction in the Mt. Alto area.
Born April 21, 1927, in Leon, he was a son of the late Herschel W. and Ruth (Barnett) Durst. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde and Herby Durst, and a sister, Ruth Mitchell.
He is survived by his wife, Janie Mary (Keefer) Durst; three daughters, Janice Peyton of Shawnee, Ohio, Rita Hosom of New Lexington, Ohio, Angela Gable of Zanesville, Ohio; two sons, Earl Durst of Shawnee, Ohio, Carl Durst of Crooksville, Ohio; four sisters, Ella Knapp of Letart, Edna Huber of Springfield, Ohio, Evelyn Smith of Mt. Alto, Emma Shirley of Leon; four brothers, Rev. H.W. 'Winnie' Durst of Letart, Floyd Durst of Millwood, Kenneth Durst of Springfield, Ohio, Ralph Durst of Racine, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.
The funeral will be Wednesday, 1 p.m., at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Kenneth Durst officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery, Mt. Alto. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m.

Eads, Russell
Russell Eads, 81, of Waynesville, Ohio, formerly of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, August 16, 1995, at his home following a short illness.
Born July 17, 1914, in Point Pleasant, he was a son of the late Herbert S. and Bertha F. (Greenlee) Eads. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Clarence; a sister, Louise; and a great-grandchild.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Eads of Waynesville, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles R. and Margie Eads of Dayton, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Cora Eads of Point Pleasant; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 19, at New Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant, with Charles Russell and Marvin Eads officiating. Burial will follow. Calling hours will be held Saturday at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home from noon until time to leave for the cemetery.

Earles, Edith
Edith Earles, 73, died Thursday, March 23, 1995, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born August 16, 1921 in Cabell County, she was a daughter of the late Otho and Lessie (Baker) Bailey. She was a member of Friendly United Baptist.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Benford Bailey.
Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Townsend of Huntington; two sons, Roger Bailey of Huntington and Mike Gibson of Wayne; five sisters, Evelyn Clonch of Point Pleasant, Gladys Gibson and Bessie Donahue, both of Huntington, Ruth Ghedina of New Jersey, and Virginia Lester of South Point, Ohio; a brother, Junior Bailey of Salt Rock; and eight grandchildren.
Service will be conducted Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at Friendly United Baptist Church, with Rev. Carlos Gibson and Rev. Cash Stowers officiating. Burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. tonight (Friday) at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville. The body will lie in state one hour prior to Saturday's service.

Eastman, Golda
Golda Eastman, 77, of 36995 Wickham Road, Pomeroy, died Thursday, Oct. 5,1995 at the Holzer Medical Center.
Born on, July 10, 1918 in Mason County, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Lydia Hively Siders. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Orville M. Eastman; one nephew, Marvin Hufford, Gallipolis; and a sister-in-law, Betty Eastman, Pomeroy.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Lucille Siders, Ploma Nelson, and Vesta Hufford; and a brother, Charles Siders.
Funeral services will be held at the Willis Funeral Home Sunday at 2 p.m. Landon Hope will officiate and burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Edwards, John E
John E. Edwards, 73, of Crystal River, FL died Sunday, September 10, 1995 at his residence.
He was born in Point Pleasant and came to Crystal River from Clearwater, FL 27 years ago. He was a Methodist, a Mason and member of the Morocco Shrine Temple of Jacksonville, FL, Pipefitters Local 111 of Tampa, FL and a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Vera, of Crystal River; three sons, Wayne of Albuquerque, NM, Leslie and Gary, both of Plano, TX; a daughter, Ann Redgrave of Americus, GA; four brothers, William of El Reno, OK, Virgil of Illinois, Jackson Y. of Point Pleasant, and Arthur of Orlando, FL; a sister, Elsie McKinney of Lorraine, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be Wednesday, September 13, at 10 a.m. at the Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River, with Rev. Alan Jefferson officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors by the Sumter County Honor Guard at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home with Masonic Rites conducted by the Springs Masonic Lodge 378 at 7:30 p.m.

Ekers, Floyd K
Floyd K. Ekers, 66, of Ashton, WV passed away Tuesday, July 11, 1995 in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV of a heart attack.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 1995, at the Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Rev. Joe Dolen and Rev. Ron Long will officiate. Burial will follow in Pete Meadows Cemetery near Glenwood.
Floyd was born Nov. 15, 1928 in Cabell Co. He is a son of Nettie Beaver Ekers of Tallahassee, FL and the late Rev. John K. Ekers.
Floyd was a member of Balls Chapel Church, Ashton and a retired driver for R&L Transfer, Gallipolis Ferry. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving with the U.S. Army.
Additional survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Mary Crist Ekers; three daughters and sons-in-law, Rosemary and John Barker, Kathorine and Teddy Cobb and Joyce K. and Timmy Mayes, all of Ashton; six grandchildren, J. Kevin Barker, Sandra Gaye Jeffers and husband David, Floyd Joseph Cobb, Mary Anna Cobb, Brook K. Mayes and Timothy Joshua Mayes; two great-grandchildren, Renetta Rose Barker and Whitney Elizabeth Barker; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Donald Meadows of Milton, Marylou and John Hamper of Morrisville, NC and Rosa and Lloyd Lewis of Huntington; one brother, John R. Ekers of Tallahassee, FL.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July

Fields, Joseph
Joseph Fields, 73, of Middleport, Ohio died Friday, October 13, 1995, at Holzer Medical Center following an extended illness.
Born January 11, 1922 in Hartford, he was a son of the late Charles 'Pete' end Margaret 'Maggie' (Smith) Fields.
He was a retired school teacher having taught in the Shade, Wahama and Eastern school districts; a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; a 1940 graduate of Wahama High School and a 1949 graduate of Ohio University with a BA and MA in education.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline (Dill) Fields; two daughters, Mary Ann Fields of Middleport and Patricia Fields of Gallipolis; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jerry and Barbara Fields and Joseph and Rita Fields, all of Pomeroy and Jeffrey Fields of Middleport; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Judy Fields of Mason, Andy and Nondis Fields of New Haven, George and Joan Fields of Hartford, James and Nancy Fields of New Haven, and John and Joy Fields of Cartilage, TX; and a sister, Mary Fields of Kentucky.
Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, at the Fisher Funeral Home; in Middleport, Ohio. Burial will be in the Gilmore Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Flint, Randall Eugene
Randall Eugene Flint, 56, of Gallipolis, died Thursday, April 27, 1995, at the home of his sister, Kathern Shoemaker.
Born Aug. 20, 1936, in Mason County, he was a son of the late George and Maebelle Melvin Flint. He was also preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
Survivors include three sisters, Kathern Shoemaker of Gallipolis, Molly Wright of Plain City, Ohio, Collean Goldsberry of Unionville Center, Ohio.
The funeral will be Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Waugh-Holley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Flowers, John Allen
John Allen Flowers, 37, 33635 Richards Court, Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Gallia County, Ohio, died Friday, June 2, 1995 in Eustis, Fla.
A 1977 graduate of Southwestern High School and Buckeye Hills Career Center in Gallia County, he was an automotive body repairman and the technician.
Born April 24, 1958 in Point Pleasant, he was the son of Ray and Gladys Toney Flowers of Patriot, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Angie Flowers of Vinton, Ohio; and one brother, William Flowers of Patriot.
Friends may call 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel in Gallipolis, Ohio, where the service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Revs. Gomer Jenkins and Don Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Rio Grande, Ohio.

Forbis, Evan L
Evan L. Forbis, 82, of Rt. 3, Leon, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the City of Columbus, Ohio, and an Army veteran of World War II.
Born Nov. 30, 1912 in Arbuckle, Mason County, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rhoda (Scantlin) Forbis. He was also preceded in death by a son, Evan Forbis, Jr.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy Bowles of Grove City Ohio, Brenda Coleman of Columbus, Ohio; son, Michael Forbis of Florida; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A graveside service was held Saturday, 11 a.m., at the Promise Land Cemetery, Tribble Road, with Rev. Denver Tucker officiating.

Forbis, Opal M
Opal M. (Bailes) Forbis, 76, of Buffalo, died Monday, Jan. 23,1995 in the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a housewife.
Born May 23, 1918, in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late George and Mae (Clark) Bailes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dorsel 'Doc' Forbis, who died in 1981.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Karen Forbis, Buffalo; sister, Audrey Bowler of Robertsburg; two brothers, Cecil Bailes of Leon, Romie Bailes of Point Pleasant; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be Thursday, 11 a.m., at the Raynes Funeral Home in Buffalo with the Rev. Denver Tucker officiating. Burial will be in the Walker Chapel Cemetery, Robertsburg. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, 4 to 9 p.m.

Forshee, Maysil A
Maysil A. Forshee, 89, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1995, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center.
Born Oct. 16, 1906, in Handley, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Albert Lee Barringer and Myrtle Ann (Nelson) Barringer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Frank Forshee, four sisters, five brother, a grandson and a great-granddaughter.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Doris) Miller of Point Pleasant; three sons, David and Donald Forshee, both of Point Pleasant, Frank Melvin Forshee of Gallipolis Ferry; brother, Ray Barringer of Point Pleasant; sister, Corrine Eads of Marysville, Ohio; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
The funeral will be Saturday, 1 p.m., at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Minister Johnny Hayman officiating. Burial will be in the Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Foster, Susan Kay
Susan Kay (Stanley) Foster, 42, of Point Pleasant, died at her home Sunday, Oct. 22, 1995.
Born June 26, 1953, in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of William 'Bill' Stanley of Southside and the late Frances E. (Hook) Stanley.
She was employed as a bookkeeper for Carson Farm Trucking and was a 1971 graduate of Point Pleasant High School.
In addition to her father, she is survived by a sister, Nancy Pickens of Burlington, N.C.; three brothers, Mike Stanley of Southside, Eddie Stanley of Bethel, Ohio, Steve Stanley of Maysel, W.Va.; grandmother, Bess Stanley of Southside; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Thursday, 1 p.m., at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev. Louis A. Hussell officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Henderson. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m.

Fowler, Mildred K
Mildred K. Fowler, 62, of Letart died Saturday, November 11, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born July 29, 1933 in Point Pleasant, she was a daughter of the late Harry L. and Freda (Gardner) Bass. She was a homemaker and attended Salem Community Church.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Patsy Bass and Senna Hussell; three brothers, David, Billy and Bobby Bass; and a grandson, Rusty Swisher.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Roger Swisher of Point Pleasant, Darlene and David Sisk of New Haven, and Crystal Fowler of Letart; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Ruby Fowler of Middleport, Donnie and Carol Fowler of Mason and Ricky and Minnie Fowler of Letart; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four brothers, Edward Bass of West Columbia, Harry Bass, Ronnie Bass and Charles Bass, all of Point Pleasant; and two sisters, Nancy Jackson of Point Pleasant and Barbara Cornell of Letart.
Service will be Tuesday, November 14, at 1 p.m. at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, with Rev. George Hoschar and Rev. Clyde Ferrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Graham Cemetery, New Haven. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 5-9 p.m.

Fox, Pearl Marie
Pearl Marie (Stewart) Fox, 90, of Care Haven Nursing Home, Point Pleasant, formerly of Crystal River, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 13, 1995, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Oct. 1904, in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late John Andrew and Mary (Edwards) Stewart. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Billie O. Fox in 1980, daughter, Norma Pillsbury, a sister and two brothers.
She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for over 40 years.
Surviving are a son-in-law and wife, Arky and Phyllis Pillsbury, Crystal River; three sisters, Ora Higgins of Point Pleasant, Catherine Russell of New Haven, Geraldine Greer of New Haven; granddaughter, Sharon Radebaugh of Keller, TX.; three great-granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Monday, 11 a.m., at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Rev. Bennie Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m.

Froendt, John E Jr
John E. Froendt, Jr., 36, of West Columbia, died Friday, Oct. 13, 1995, in Jackson General Hospital.
Born June 15, 1959, in Fort Belvoir, Va., he was a son of Mary E. (Zuspan) Froendt, West Columbia, and the late Sgt. First Class John E. Froendt.
A member of the Peniel United Methodist Church, he was a 1977 gradate of Wahama High School, attended Fairmont State College, and graduated from Marshall University, where he was a four-year varsity cheerleader. While attending Marshall, he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. A life member of the 4H All Stars, he actively worked with local, state and national Cheerleading groups, coached and judged gymnastics on a state and national level, and was a certified instructor and judge for the National Cheerleading Association.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Carla D. Wallace of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Karen L. and Les R. Facemyer of Ripley, Sharon A. and Randy N. Gough of Nokesville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Monday, 1 p.m., at the Foglesong Funeral Home with the Rev. Nancy Mayes and Rev. Mike Lambert officiating. Burial will be in the Zuspan Cemetery, West Columbia. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m.

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