MASON COUNTY OBITS 2000 S - Z

Sargent, James H
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 1, 2000

BEVERLY, Ohio - James H. Sargent, 85, of Beverly died March 31, 2000, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis.
He was an electrician and attended Wesley Holiness Church, Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Surviving: sons, Bobby G. and James T., both of Columbus, Dennis R. of Beverly, Jerry L. of Parkersburg, W.Va.; daughters, Ruby L. Lomely of Omar, W.Va., Doris L. Welch of Philo, Kathleen Slenker of Point Pleasant; five stepdaughters; brothers, Clarence of Crystal Rivers, Fla., Roma of Zephyrhill, Fla., Hallus of Detroit, Tennis of Logan, W.Va.; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Richard Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Flatrock, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Sayre, Betty Frances
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
December 29, 2000

LEON - Betty Frances Withrow Sayre, 66, of Leon died Dec. 27, 2000, in Pike Community Hospital, Waverly, Ohio, after a long illness.
She was a homemaker, a native of Charleston, and a member of the Mason County Democratic Executive Committee and Creston United Methodist Church.
Surviving: husband, Omen William Sayer; daughters, Cynthia Elaine Haught of Follansbee, Sandra Earlene Roddy of Waverly, Judith Arleen Oliver of Point Pleasant; stepson, Charles Edgar "Eddie" Sayre of Point Pleasant; stepdaughters, Marcella Mae DeWeese and Carolin Jean Harris, both of Point Pleasant; brothers, Vernon Lee Withrow and Robert Darlington Withrow, both of Cross Lanes; sisters, Elnor Ruth Holstein of Cross Lanes, Lura Belle Casto, Mary Margaret Lanham, Helen Mae Rogers and Lois Virginia Baker, all of Leon; nine grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; one great-grandchild; nine step great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Creston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Landers officiating. Burial will be in the Creston Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Creston Youth Fellowship, c/o Marie Keefer, Route 2 Box 590, Leon, WV 25123.

Sayre, Clare J
Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston, WV
December 7, 2000

LEON -- Clare James "Jim" Sayre, 72, of Leon, Mason County, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio, after a short illness.
He was a retired station master with CSX Railroad Corp.
Surviving: wife, Ruth Ann Robinson Sayre; daughters, Brenda Sayre of Toms River, N.J., Cindy Hale of Bedford, Texas, Jamie Knapp of Letart; son, Chris Mahan of Gallipolis; stepdaughters, Kay Greer and Jill Matthews of Point Pleasant; stepson, Tim Stover of Point Pleasant; six grandchildren.
Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason with Dr. L. Frank Frye officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Letart.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. (cont The Herald-Dispatch)

Sayre, Clare J
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
December 8, 2000

Clare James "Jim" Sayre, 72, of Leon, husband of Ruth Ann Sayre, died Wednesday in Holzer Medical Center. He was a retired stationmaster of CSX Railroad Corp. Also surviving are three daughters, Brenda Sayre of Toms River, N.J., Cindy Hale of Bedford, Tex., and Jamie Knapp of Letart, W.Va.; one son, Chris Mahan of Gallipolis, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Kay Greer and Jill Matthews, both of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and a stepson, Tim Stover of Point Pleasant. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Gallipolis; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Letart, W.Va. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sayre, Genevieve Louise Daugherty
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
November 12, 2000

Genevieve Louise Daugherty Sayre, 80, of Point Pleasant, widow of Glenn M. Sayre, died Friday in St. Mary's Hospital. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Valeria Roush of Point Pleasant; and one son, Glenn M. Roush of Logan, Ohio. Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home

Sayre, Gladys Fanny
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 8, 2000

LEON - Gladys Fanny Sayre, 87, of Leon died March 6, 2000, in Teays Valley Nursing Center, Hurricane, after a long illness.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving: sisters, Avis Quickle of Nitro, Louise Pickens of Leon.
Private service will be at a later date. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, is in charge of arrangements.

Sayre, Ruby Ellen
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
May 3, 2000

Ruby Ellen Sayre, 79, of Nitro died May 1, 2000, at home after a short illness.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving: daughters, Sue Sayre of Nitro, Joyce Ann Ford of Watha, N.C., Karen L. Tate of Poca, Peggy Jo Sayre of Easley, S.C.; sons, Paul R., Larry E. and Gale, all of Nitro; sisters, Elsie Alexander, Nora Cordle and Dicie Stewart, all of Columbus, Ohio; brothers, Frank Stewart of Lorain, Ohio, Bill Stewart, Tom Stewart, Harry Stewart and Jeddy Stewart, all of Columbus, Ohio, Cecil Stewart of St. Albans; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, with the Rev. Harold White officiating. Burial will be in Kimberland Cemetery, Leon. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

Schneider, Steven Leslie
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 21, 2000

NEW CASTLE, Pa. - Steven Leslie Schneider, 39, of New Castle, formerly of Pomeroy, Ohio, died April 18, 2000, in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.
A State Police trooper found Schneider unconscious in a parked vehicle in New Castle, according to police reports.
Cause of death has not been determined, pending results of toxicology testing, said a spokeswoman for the Allegheny County Coroner's Office on Thursday.
Schneider was a painter and a member of Painters Local 409, Pittsburgh.
Surviving: wife, Tammy Shaftic Schneider; father and stepmother, Robert P. and Judy Schneider of Florence, Ind.; mother, Charlotte Schneider Coleman of Pomeroy; stepfather, Gene Wolfe of New Castle; sisters, Jeanie Boggs of Cincinnati, Cindy Baker of Logan, Ohio, Julee Meadows of Hartford, W.Va., Patti Louks of Florence; brothers, Bob Jr. of Hebron, Ky., David of Milan, Ind.; paternal grandmother, Elsie Schneider of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; maternal grandmother, Ruth Carr of Pomeroy.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va., with Pastor Leslie Hayman officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may three hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Scites,Willa Pauline
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
August 4, 2000

NEW HAVEN - Willa Pauline Scites, 93, of New Haven, Mason County, died Aug. 2, 2000, in Overbrook Center, Middleport, Ohio.
She was a homemaker and a member of New Haven United Methodist Church and the Cherokee Homemakers Club, New Haven.
Surviving: sons, Joe of New Haven, Kenneth "Jack" Jr. of Ravenswood; daughter, Mary Jane Romig of Keyser; sister, Violet Stanton of New Haven; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Haven Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Blair officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Selby, Raymond Edward
Charleston Gazette, Charleston ,WV
August 18, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Raymond Edward Selby, 92, of Point Pleasant died Aug. 17, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was retired from Kyger Creek Power Plant. He was a Presbyterian and an Army veteran.
Surviving: stepson, Rex W. Garrison of Point Pleasant; several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. David Nash officiating. Burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Shaffer, Kyletta M
Daily Mail, Charleston, WV
October 7, 2000

POINT PLEASANT -- Kyletta Marie Shaffer, 55, of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital after a long illness.
She was formerly employed by Durham Trans-portation in California and was a member of Belmeade Church, Pt. Pleasant.She had been a resident of Pt. Pleasant for 5 years and was formerly of the Charleston area.
Surviving: daughter, Kelly Shaffer of Point Pleasant; brothers, Charles Wiley of Russellville, Ky., James Carl Butler II of Sumerco; sisters, Mary Louise Stover of St. Albans, Thelma James, Norma James and Yvonne Gunnoe, all of Charleston, Margaret Mason of Owosso, Michigan; three grandsons.
Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.Burial will be in Hunt Cemetery, Roane County.
Friends may call one hour prior to service Sunday the funeral home.

Shaw, Jeremy Tres
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
June 11, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Jeremy Tres Shaw, 24, of Point Pleasant died June 9, 2000, in Three Rivers, Mich.
Police in Michigan are investigating his death. A sergeant at the Three Rivers Police Department said Saturday that he could not release any information about the investigation.
Shaw was a welder with Nicholl Co. and a graduate of Point Pleasant High School and Hobart Welding Institute, Troy, Ohio. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: mother, Irene Cooper Murphy of Ravenswood; father, R. Michael Shaw of Point Pleasant; sisters, Michelle Shaw of Richmond, Ky., Denise Shaw of Point Pleasant, Ashley Murphy of Ravenswood; brother, R. Michael Shaw Jr. of Point Pleasant.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial will be in Family Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Sheppard, Maggie M
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 26, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Maggie M. Sheppard, 74, of Point Pleasant, died April 24, 2000, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
She was born in Mason County. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church, Southside.
Surviving: husband, C. Eugene Sheppard; son, Bernard E. Sheppard of Point Pleasant; daughters, Lois J. Sheppard and Polly Huffman, both of Point Pleasant, Phyllis Hart of Gallipolis; brothers, Ray Higginbotham and Charles Higginbotham, both of Southside; sisters, Zora Rawson of Middleport, Ohio, Linda Dunn of Pomeroy, Ohio; grandsons, Bradley and Micheal Sheppard, both of St. Albans, Corey Hart of Gallipolis.
Service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Emmett Rawson and the Rev. Hanley Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Sheppard Cemetery, Henderson. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Shiflet, Harold L
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 24, 2000

MASON - Harold L. Shiflet, 83, of Mason died April 23, 2000, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
He was a retired truck driver for United States Steel, Lorain, Ohio, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of American Legion Smith-Capehart Post 140, New Haven, and Stewart Johnson VFW Post 9926, Mason.
Surviving: stepsister, Dorothy Lamb of Carroll, Ohio; sister-in-law, Helen Gibson of St. Albans; nephew and niece, William A. "Bill" Jr. and Kathy K. Davis of Mason, with whom he made his home; several additional nieces and nephews.
Graveside service with military graveside rites will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, with the Rev. Damon Rhodes officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason.

Shuler, Loretta J. "Rae Rae" McDaniel
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
November 21, 2000

Loretta J. "Rae Rae" McDaniel Shuler, 62, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Point Pleasant, widow of George M. Shuler Sr., died Sunday in Columbus Community Hospital. She was owner of Shuler Auto Services of Columbus. Survivors include two sons, George M. Shuler II and Lewis Shuler, both of Columbus. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. (con't Charleston Daily Mail | The Columbus Dispatch)

Shuler, Loretta McDaniel
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
November 21, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Loretta J. "Rae Rae" McDaniel Shuler, 62, of Columbus, formerly of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Nov. 19, 2000, in Columbus Community Hospital.
She was the owner of Shuler Auto Services, Columbus.
Surviving: sons, George M. II and Lewis, both of Columbus; seven grandchildren.
Service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Ben Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. (cont)

Shuler, Loretta McDaniel
The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH
November 21, 2000

SHULER Loretta J. "Rae Rae" Shuler, age 62, of Columbus, November 19, 2000 at Columbus Community Hospital. Owner of Shuler Auto Services. 19 year member of Avon. Preceded in death by husband George M. Shuler Sr. and sister Patty Frye. Survived by sons, George II (Pam) Shuler and Lewis (Doris) Shuler; grandchildren, Nicole, Natalie, Seth, and their mother, Deana, Michael, Jordan, Kyle and Skyler, all of Columbus; mother-in-law, Blanche Shuler of Pliny, W.Va.; brothers-in-law, Gary (Becky), John Jr. and Harold Shuler; sister-in-law, Jane Shuler; many nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives. Family will receive friends Tuesday 5-7 p.m. at GRAUMLICH & SON FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St. Funeral service Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, W.Va. Interment Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Pt. Pleasant, W.Va.

Shull, Florence E
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 28, 2000

SOUTHSIDE - Florence E. Shull, 61, of Southside died Jan. 26, 2000, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was a homemaker and caregiver, a 1957 graduate of Point Pleasant High School and a member of College Hill Church, Gallipolis Ferry.
Surviving: husband, Clyde Junior Shull of Southside; mother, Tura M. Brewer of Point Pleasant; sons, Timmy and Ralph, both of Southside; sisters, JoAnn Leport of Point Pleasant, Marion Hooten of Florida and Francis Chase of Norfolk, Va.; two grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Darrell Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Viers Chapel Cemetery, Southside. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Shumate, Geneva
Athens Messenger, Athens, OH
November 23, 2000

RUTLAND - Geneva Shumate, 86, of Rutland, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
She was born July 25, 1914, in Rowan County, Ky., daughter of the late John and Bessie Stigall Fisher.
She is survived by a son, Ivan Shumate; daughters Janet Broadwater and Gloria Johnson; and a stepson, Daniel Stidham. She was preceded in death by a son, Leon Shumate.
Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Birchfield Funeral Home, Rutland. Burial will be in Meigs Memory Gardens, Pomeroy.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and Saturday one hour prior to services.

Simpkins, Martha Rice
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
August 20, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Martha Rice Simpkins, 62, of Point Pleasant, died Aug. 20, 2000, at home.
She was a homemaker, a member of Riverview Baptist Church and the Pleasant Valley Hospital Auxiliary, a former manager of Mister Donut, Point Pleasant, with seven years' service and a former employee of Quality Manufacturing, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: daughters, Arleen Dodson of Middleport, Ohio, Martha Swisher and Cindy Jones, both of Point Pleasant; sisters, Virginia Castle of Letart, Barbara McCartney of Gallipolis, Ohio, Fanny Perry and Myrtle Neville, both of Point Pleasant; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Pastor Merle Woods officiating. Burial will be Mount Zion Cemetery, Leon. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Skaggs, Carolyn F
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 02, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Carolyn F. Skaggs, 60, of Point Pleasant died March 31, 2000, in Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Surviving: several cousins.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Zerkle Cemetery, Gibbstown, with the Rev. Greg Blair officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Carolyn Skaggs Fund, c/o New Haven Funeral Home, 174 Layne St., New Haven, WV 25265.

Skeens, Clinton H, Sr
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 13, 2000

LEON - Clinton Howard "Kit" Skeens Sr., 79, of Leon, Mason County, died Feb. 10, 2000, of injuries received in an automobile accident near Point Pleasant, Mason County authorities reported.
He was a retired business agent from Floor Covering Union Local No. 1247, Los Angeles.
Surviving: wife, Myrtle Comer Skeens; sons, Clinton H. Jr. of Lewiston, Idaho, David of Springville, Mo., Gregory W. of Fontana, Calif., Marion M. of Phoenix; daughters, Virginia Chapman of San Diego, Dorothy Joan Gillette of Adrian, Ore., Deborah Lynn Hansen of Salem, Ore.; brothers, Lawson of Charleston, Alfred of Phoenix; sister, Wilma Bowen of Dunbar; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 5 p.m. today at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with minister Clinton H. Skeens Jr. officiating. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Green Acres Memorial Park, Bloomington, Calif. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Skeens, Louie Gene
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 25, 2000

LETART - Louie Gene Skeens, 71, of Letart died Jan. 23, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was retired from Kaiser/Ravenswood Aluminum, was a member of United Steelworkers and attended Graham United Methodist Block Church.
Surviving: wife, Gladys June Lemon Skeens; daughters, Carolyn M. Grimm and Karron F. Lambert, both of New Haven; father, J. Carl Skeens; brothers, Byrus "Buddy", Rodney A. of Beckley; sisters, Nada Price, Mona Russell of Nitro; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Graham United Methodist Block Church with Pastor Larry Luckeydoo officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Slack, Charles
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 15, 2000

APPLE GROVE - Charles Slack, 69, of Apple Grove died Jan. 14, 2000, in Point Pleasant Care Center.
He was a Navy veteran, a member of the Eagles Lodge and a former tool and die maker for French City Tools.
Surviving: son, Randy of Lancaster, Ohio; daughters, Debbie Spears of Logan, Ohio, Carla Slack of Lancaster.
There will be no service or visitation. Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

Slater, Earl Edward
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 23, 2000

BUFFALO - Earl Edward Slater, 79, of Buffalo died Jan. 21, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, after a long illness.
He was a retired carpenter and member of Carpenters Union Local 128. He was a farmer and a member of Shiloah Baptist Church, Red House, where he was in the Adult Bible Class and served as a church trustee. He was a disabled Army veteran of World War II and a member of the DAV.
Surviving: wife, Florence Stephens Slater; foster son, Lonnie Harmon of Buffalo; sister, Florence Covert of Red House; several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Larry Covert officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Slone, Donald Everett
Daily Mail, Charleston, WV
October 21, 2000

LAKIN - Donald Everett Slone, 66, of Lakin, formerly of Mount Gay, died Oct. 19, 2000, in Lakin Hospital.
He was a laborer and an Army veteran.
Surviving: brother, Stephen Sloan of Columbus, Ohio.
Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Lakin Chapel with Pastor Ron Branch officiating. Burial will be in Lakin Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

Smith, Dallas Franklin
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
October 28, 2000

Dallas Franklin Smith, 46, of Milton, husband of Ethel Smith, died Thursday in Mason County. Also surviving are his mother, Mary Ann Legg Smith; one son, Bud Smith of Milton; three daughters, Ronita Smith and Gustie Call, both of Milton, and Margaret Call of Hurricane; two brothers, Roy Rogers Smith and Richard H. Smith, both of Milton; and one sister, Bonnie Utt of Culloden. Funeral 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial in Culloden Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. (cont Charleston Gazette)

Smith, Dallas Franklin
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
October 28, 2000

MILTON - Dallas Franklin Smith, 46, of Milton died Oct. 26, 2000, in Mason County, as a result of a farm tractor accident. No other details were available.
Surviving: wife, Ethel Smith; son, Bud Smith of Milton; daughters, Ronita Smith and Gustie Call, both of Milton, Margaret Call of Hurricane; mother, Mary Ann Legg Smith; brothers, Roy Rogers Smith and Richard H. Smith, both of Milton; sister, Bonnie Utt of Culloden; 11 grandchildren.
Service will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial will be in Culloden Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home

Sommer, Ilene L. Smith
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 23, 2000

SOUTHSIDE - Ilene L. Smith Sommer, 75, of Southside, Mason County, died Dec. 21, 2000, at home.
She was a member, choir member and Sunday school teacher at Harmony Baptist Church. She was a retired secretary from the Army Corps of Engineers and a former employee of the Mason County Extension Services, Lakin State Hospital, and the Mason County Selective Service Board.
Surviving: sons, James C. of Southside, John E. Jr. of Delaware, Ohio; sisters, Eleanor Leu and Madge Barnes, both of New Martinsville; brothers, Dale W. "Bud" Smith of Danvers, Mass., Robert W. Smith of Hopkinsville, Ky.; four grandchildren.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. today at Harmony Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred McCallister officiating. There will be no visitation. Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Harmony Baptist Church, c/o Irene Brand, Southside, WV 25187. (cont The Herald-Dispatch)

Sommer, Ilene L. Smith
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
December 23. 2000

Ilene L. Smith Sommer, 75, of Southside, widow of J.E. Sommer, died Thursday at home. She was a retired secretary for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam. Survivors include two sons, James C. Sommer of Southside and John E. Sommer Jr. of Delaware, Ohio; two sisters, Eleanor Leu and Madge Barnes, both of New Martinsville; and two brothers, Dale W. "Bud" Smith of Danvers, Mass., and Robert W. Smith of Hopkinsville, Ky. Memorial service 1 p.m. today at Harmony Baptist Church; burial at a later time. There will be no visitation. Contributions may be made to Harmony Baptist Church c/o Irene Brand, Southside, WV. Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

Spurlock, Richard Oxley
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
August 7, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Richard Oxley Spurlock, 77, of Point Pleasant died Aug. 5, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was retired from the Asbestos Workers Union, an Army veteran of World War II, recipient of the Bronze Star and a member of American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: wife, Dorothy M. Meadows Spurlock; daughters, Katherine See of Michigan, Dewilda Spurlock; stepson, Robert See of Millwood; stepdaughter, Susan Cook of Point Pleasant; brother, William of St. Albans; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Carl "Boxer" Swisher officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Stanley, Charles Elmer
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 12, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Charles Elmer Stanley, 69, of Point Pleasant died Jan. 11, 2000, in Point Pleasant Center.
He was retired from the Mason County Board of Education and the Army National Guard 3664th Maintenance Co., Point Pleasant. He attended the General Assembly of the Body of Christ Church, Letart, and was a member and former sergeant-at-arms of American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: son, Charles "Chuck" and Gary, both of Point Pleasant, James "Jim" of Elkview; daughters, Sheila Burton, LaDonna Young and Tonya McKeever, all of Point Pleasant, Patricia Stanley of West Columbia, Rhonda Clark of Indianapolis; brothers, Garland and Glen, both of Point Pleasant; sister, Bonnie Smith of Point Pleasant; 15 grandchildren.
Service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Gallipolis Ferry, with the Rev. Marlin Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Steele, Charlene Bryan
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 12, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Charlene Bryan Steele, 67, of Point Pleasant died Feb. 11, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Nursing Center.
She was a retired Mason County teachers aide with 25 years' service and a member of Henderson Church of Christ.
Surviving: daughter, Sheila Ball of Apple Grove; sons, Mark of Point Pleasant, John Lewis III of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove, with Pastor George Topping officiating. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 400 Allen Drive, Suite 20, Charleston, WV 25302.

Stevens, Betty J
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 19, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Betty J. VanMatre Stevens, 70, of Columbus died March 18, 2000, in St. Angela's Nursing Care Center, Columbus.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving: sons, Russell and Gregory, both of Columbus; sisters, Mildred VanMatre of West Columbia, W.Va., Lillian Fitzgerald of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; brother, Norman VanMatre of Middleport; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, W.Va. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Stevens, Mae Meaige
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
October 24, 2000

Mae Meaige Stevens, 84, of Apple Grove, widow of Forman Stevens, died Monday in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Bennie Stevens of Point Pleasant and Billy Stevens of Apple Grove; and two brothers, Estille Meaige of Henderson and Nick Meaige of Gallipolis Ferry. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Jordan Baptist Church, Apple Grove; burial in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. (cont Charleston Gazette)

Stevens, Mae Meaige
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
July13, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Clayton Alfred Stevenson, 87, of Point Pleasant died July 11, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was the 1996 Pleasant Valley Hospital Volunteer of the Year and a member of the Moose Lodge and the Mason County Action Group board of directors. He was a retired project supervisor from Catyletic Construction.
Surviving: daughters, Cheryl Purdy of Medford, Wis., Cynthia Spradling of Point Pleasant; sister, Hope Darr of Olympia, Wash.; brother, Boyd of Vancouver, Wash.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Frank Frye officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Graveside service will be held at a later date.

Stevenson, Clayton A
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
July13, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Clayton Alfred Stevenson, 87, of Point Pleasant died July 11, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was the 1996 Pleasant Valley Hospital Volunteer of the Year and a member of the Moose Lodge and the Mason County Action Group board of directors. He was a retired project supervisor from Catyletic Construction.
Surviving: daughters, Cheryl Purdy of Medford, Wis., Cynthia Spradling of Point Pleasant; sister, Hope Darr of Olympia, Wash.; brother, Boyd of Vancouver, Wash.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Frank Frye officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Graveside service will be held at a later date.

Stewart, Dave
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
August 10, 2000

GLENWOOD - Dave Stewart, 64, of Glenwood, Mason County, died Aug. 8, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was retired from ACF Industries, Huntington.
Surviving: wife, Rosalee Knapp Stewart; daughters, Melissa Jean Scott of Ashton, Mary Elizabeth Stewart of Glenwood; sons, Daniel Lee and David Lee, both of Glenwood; sisters, Freda Mayes of Ashton, Hazel Jeffers of Glenwood, Ella Scarberry and Doris Jean Henry, both of Lesage; brothers, Clayton of Ashton, Curtis of Hurricane; one grandson.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. D. Paul Stinson officiating. Burial will be in Pete Meadows Cemetery, Glenwood. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Stickler, Lenora Lee
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 4, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Lenora Lee Stickler, 27, of Point Pleasant died March 3, 2000, from injuries received in a Mason County automobile accident. The accident was investigated by the Mason County Sheriff's Department.
She was a member of American Legion Post 23 Auxiliary, Point Pleasant, and a graduate of Point Pleasant High School.
Surviving: mother, Romona "Doodle" Stickler of Point Pleasant.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Bill Banks and the Rev. Junior Mayes officiating. Burial will be in Henderson Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home

Stone, Vernon Wayne
Posted by Okey L. King
Thursday, March 29, 2001

Wayne Stone, 54, of Leon, WV, departed this life, June 5, 2000 at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV, following a brief illness.
He was born August 17, 1945 at Ripley, WV, a son of the late, Vernon Hoyt and Mary Ethel (Livingston) Stone.
He was a finish carpenter by trade and was co-owner of Wayne Stone and Son Contracting, Leon, WV. He was a protestant.
Surviving are his wife, Viola "Toots" (Smith) Stone; sons and daughter in law, James Randall and Randi Stone of Point Pleasant, Kevin Wayne Stone of Henderson and Vernon Wayne Stone, Jr. of Leon; daughter and son in law, Angela Dawn and Brent Schilb of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Dillan Wayne Stone and Tristan Cooper.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Treva Carol Stone; two infant brothers.
Service will be Thursday, June 8, 2000--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Stone Cemetery, Leon, WV. Visitation will be 6 - 9 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at the funeral home.(cont Charleston Gazette)

Stone, Wayne
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
June 7, 2000

LEON - Wayne Stone, 54, of Leon died June 5, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, after a short illness.
He was a carpenter, co-owner of Wayne Stone and Son Contracting, Leon, and a Protestant.
Surviving: wife, Viroa "Toots" Smith Stone; sons, James Randall of Point Pleasant, Kevin Wayne of Henderson and Vernon Wayne Jr. of Leon; daughter, Angela Dawn Schilb of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Stone cemetery, Leon. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Stover, John Wes
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
August 26, 2000

LEON - John Wes Stover, 75, of Leon died Aug. 24, 2000, at home.
He was a former employee of the state Department of Highways and attended Church of Christ in Christian Union, Leon.
Surviving: wife, Mary Agnus Gordon Stover; sons, Timothy, Marty, Larry, Roger and Wesley, all of Leon, Victor of Poca; daughter, Mary Ann Elliott of Buffalo; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Pete Cobb officiating. Burial will be in Craig Cemetery, Grimms Landing. Friends may call from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Stover, Mary Ethel
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 27, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Mary Ethel Stover, 88, of Point Pleasant, Mason County, died March 26, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant.
She was a homemaker and a member of Church of Christ in Christian Union, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: daughters, Hester George of Ewington, Ohio, Sarah Rice of Point Pleasant, Mary Cutlip of North Carolina, Pauline Roach and Kathleen Jones, both of Iron Station, N.C., May Vaughn of Barberton, Ohio, Clara Morris of Akron, Ohio; sons, Owens Stover of Point Pleasant, John and Olen Stover, both of Akron; several half brothers, half sisters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Lloyd Mayes officiating. Burial will be in Creston Cemetery, Leon. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sturgeon, Hazel Marie
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 4, 2000

ASHTON - Hazel Marie Adkins Sturgeon, 86, of Ashton died Jan. 3, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, Point Pleasant.
She was a homemaker and a member of Ball's Chapel Church, Ashton.
Surviving: daughters, Edith Powers of Glenwood, Linda Haycraft of Point Pleasant; son, Warren "Jack" Jr. of Gallipolis Ferry; brother, Gilbert Adkins of Delaware, Ohio; sisters, Violet Murphy of Marysville, Ohio, Opal Deal of Huntington, Helen Jean Potts of Mount Sterling, Ohio, Belva M. Deal of Apple Grove; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Ball's Chapel Church with the Rev. Ben Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Sturgeon, Kenneth R
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 14, 2000

ASHTON - Kenneth R. Sturgeon, 76, of Ashton died March 12, 2000, at home.
He was a retired machinist from C&O Railway, Huntington, a member of Masonic Lodge 19, Point Pleasant, Eastern Star Chapter 150, Buffalo, Scottish Rite bodies, Beni Kedem Shrine, Charleston, and Palestine Baptist Church, Ashton.
Surviving: wife, Mary Kay Sturgeon; son, Robert of Lesage; daughters, Linda K. Conrad of Milton, Brenda Stover of Ashton; brothers, Sam of Ashton, Ronald of Huntington; sisters, Mary Jordan, Helen Edmunds and Katheren Dalton, all of Ashton, Marjorie Alford of Florida; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Palestine Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Kelly and the Rev. Paul Spence officiating. Burial will be in Moore's Chapel Cemetery, Ashton, with Masonic rites by Lodge 19. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, and one hour prior to service at the church.

Sturgeon, Orville
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
December 12, 2000

Orville "Buck" Sturgeon, 93, of Point Pleasant, widower of Hilda Blake Sturgeon, died Monday at home. He was a former Mason County assessor. Survivors include one son, Howard Sturgeon of Ona; and five daughters, Evalee Shank of Rushville, Ohio, Carolyn Fulks of Point Pleasant, Evelyn Rorrer of Bonnew, S.C., Ruth Wallace of Simsbury, Conn., and Etta Sue Sturgeon of Rio Grande, Ohio. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Morre's Chapel Cemetery, Ashton. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Pleasant Valley Hospice, Point Pleasant.(cont Charleston Gazette)

Sturgeon, Orville
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
December 12, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Orville "Buck" Sturgeon, 93, of Point Pleasant died Dec. 11, 2000, at home.
He was a former Mason County schoolteacher with 18 years' service, a former Mason County clerk and former Mason County assessor.
Surviving: son, Howard of Ona; daughter, Evalee Shank of Rushville, Ohio, Carolyn Fulks of Point Pleasant, Evelyn Rorrer of South Carolina, Ruth Wallace of Simsbury, Conn., Etta Sue Sturgeon of Rio Grande, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Bud Hatfield and the Rev. John Hayman officiating. Burial will be in Moore's Chapel Cemetery, Ashton. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Pleasant Valley Hospice, Point Pleasant

Swartz, Ted L
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
July 2, 2000

LETART - Ted L. Swartz, 72, of Letart, Mason County, died June 30, 2000, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
He was a retired maintenance worker for Foote Mineral Corp. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 140, New Haven.
Surviving: daughter, Jan M. Johnson of Mason; son, Teddy L. of Gallipolis, Ohio; stepdaughters, Pam S. Lane of New Haven, Cheryl A. Bennett of Phoenix, Rebecca Y. Gordon of Columbia, S.C.; stepsons, Ricky R. King of Letart, Rodney G. King of Mason, Marvin E. Bennett of Knoxville, Tenn., Timothy W. Bennett of Elgin, S.C., Charles W. Bennett of Slidell, La.; brother, Millard M. Swartz of Pomeroy, Ohio; sisters, Ethel B. Hossler of South Charleston, Norma Wilson of Pomeroy, Pearlene Bradshaw of Goshen, Ind.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, with Pastor Leslie Hayman officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be in Union Cemetery, Letart. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. (cont The Herald Dispatch)

Swartz, Ted L
The Herald Dispatch, Huntington, WV
October18, 2000

James A. Taylor, 55, of Gallipolis, husband of Beverly Price Taylor, died Monday in St. Mary's Hospital. He retired from the John Amos Power Plant as a mechanic. Also surviving are one son, Scott Price of Merrillville, Ind.; his mother, Thelma Walker Taylor of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; five brothers, Kenny Taylor and Robert Taylor, both of Gallipolis, Larry Taylor of Apple Grove, W.Va., Roy Taylor of Cheshire and Roy Taylor of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va.; burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Taylor, James A
The Herald Dispatch, Huntington, WV
October18, 2000

James A. Taylor, 55, of Gallipolis, husband of Beverly Price Taylor, died Monday in St. Mary's Hospital. He retired from the John Amos Power Plant as a mechanic. Also surviving are one son, Scott Price of Merrillville, Ind.; his mother, Thelma Walker Taylor of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; five brothers, Kenny Taylor and Robert Taylor, both of Gallipolis, Larry Taylor of Apple Grove, W.Va., Roy Taylor of Cheshire and Roy Taylor of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va.; burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Thomas, Franklin Keith
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 9, 2000

LEON - Franklin Keith Thomas, 74, of Leon died March 8, 2000, at Pleasant Valley Hospital after a short illness.
He was a retired pipefitter and welder. He was a member of Pipefitters Union Charleston Local No. 625. He was pastor of Hickory Chapel United Methodist Church, former pastor of Creston UMC, Shiloah UMC, Leon UMC, Elmwood UMC and Otter Branch UMC, and a member of the United Methodist Conference of West Virginia. He was a grand chaplain of the Grand Masonic Lodge of West Virginia, master of Kanawha Valley Lodge 36 AF&AM, past district deputy grand master 4th Masonic District, Point Pleasant Chapter No. 7 Royal Rach Masons, and Point Pleasant Franklin Commandery No. 17 Knights Templars. He was a member of Beni Kedem Shrine of Charleston and past patron of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 150 of Buffalo. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving: wife, June Crookham Thomas; son, Franklin Keith Thomas II of Mineral Ridge, Ohio; brother, Charles Thomas of Columbus, Ohio; granddaughters, Michelle Thomas and Jennifer Thomas, both of Mineral Ridge; four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandson.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Ben Stevens and the Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Leon Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites conducted by Most Worshipful Grand Lodge AF&AM of the State of West Virginia. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where an Eastern Star service will be held at 7:30 p.m (cont)

Thomas, Franklin Keith
March 10, 2000
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV

LEON - Franklin Keith Thomas, 74, of Leon, Mason County, died March 8, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, after a short illness.
He was a retired pipefitter and welder and a member of the Pipefitters Union. He was the pastor of Hickory Chapel United Methodist Church, a former pastor of Creston, Shiloah, Leon, Elmwood and Otter Branch United Methodist churches and a member of the United Methodist Conference of West Virginia. He was grand chaplain of the Grand Masonic Lodge of West Virginia, master of Masonic Lodge 36, past district deputy grand master of the 4th Masonic District, and a member of Royal Arch Masons Chapter 7, Point Pleasant, Knight Templar Commandery 17, Point Pleasant/Franklin, and Beni Kedem Shrine, Charleston. He was a past patron of Eastern Star Chapter 150, Buffalo, and an Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving: wife, June Grookham Thomas; son, Franklin Keith II of Mineral Ridge, Ohio; brother, Charles of Columbus, Ohio; granddaughters, Michelle Thomas and Jennifer Thomas, both of Mineral Ridge; four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandson.
Service will be 2 p.m. today at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Ben Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Leon Cemetery with Masonic rites by the Grand Lodge of West Virginia.

Thompson, Carl Edward
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
August 14, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Carl Edward Thompson, 70, of Point Pleasant died Aug. 13, 2000, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, after a long illness.
He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum, a member of the United Steelworkers and American Legion Post 23. He was a veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving: wife, Lithia Stowers Thompson; daughter, Madora DeVilbiss of Sarasota, Fla.; son, Carl David of Milton; brother, Clyde J. of Burton, Mich.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Forest Hill Cemetery, Flatrock, with the Rev. Cliff Curry officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Thompson, Lawrence
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 19, 2000

GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Lawrence "Rex" Thompson, 78, of Gallipolis Ferry died April 18, 2000, in Arbor Health Care, Gallipolis, Ohio.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, a retired Point Pleasant mail carrier and a member of the National Association of Rural Mail Carriers and American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: brother, Robert of Indiana; several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Joe Hammack and the Rev. Duane Smith officiating. Burial will be in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove, with military rites by VFW Post 9926, Mason. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home. New Haven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thompson, Lisa Mae
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 10, 2000

LOUISVILLE, Tenn. - Lisa Mae Woods Thompson, 34, of Louisville, formerly of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Jan. 7, 2000, in University of Tennessee Hospital, Knoxville, of injuries received in a Jan. 2 automobile accident.
She was an employee of Denso.
Surviving: husband, Gregory A. Thompson; daughter, Samantha A. Thompson, at home; son, Thaddeus G. Thompson, at home; parents, Hugh "Pete" and Carmella Woods of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; sisters, Cindy Neal of Gallipolis Ferry, Carol Litchfield of New Haven, W.Va.; brothers, Woodie Woods and Mark Woods, both of Gallipolis Ferry.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Odell Bush and the Rev. Marlin Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Thorne, Roscoe Clarence
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
August 17, 2000

HENDERSON - Roscoe Clarence Thorne, 88, of Henderson died Aug. 15, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was a retired minister and a former employee of the Mason County Board of Education. He had served in the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Surviving: sons, Rex of Point Pleasant, Ralph of Marietta, Ohio; daughter, Eulah Pearson Mays of Parkersburg; sister, Helen Keller of Atwater, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Pastor Don McMillion officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Henderson. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Thornton, Brenda Sue
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
July 12, 2000

PARKERSBURG - Brenda Sue Thornton, 51, of Parkersburg died July 10, 2000, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.
She was a homemaker and a former restaurant manager.
Surviving: husband, James A.; son, Thomas M. Wilson II of Leon; sisters, JoAnn Miller Hammond of Winfield, Linda Millery Murrey of Nitro, Rebecca Miller Hawley of Poca; brothers, Joseph Miller Jr. of Ravenswood, John and Gary Miller, both of Hurricane, James Miller of Ripley, Daniel Miller of Walton; three grandsons.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial will be in Leonard Cooper Cemetery, Leon. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Tingley, Rosalie E
The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH
November 21, 2000

TINGLEY -- Rosalie E. Tingley, 83, of London, Oh. died Sunday, November 19, 2000, 5 p.m. at the Madison County Hospital. She was born January 24, 1917 in Mason, W.Va. She was the daughter of Ernest and Mylie (Canterberry) Wallace. She was a member of the London First United Methodist Church. She was retired from White-Westinghouse, Columbus. She graduated from London High School in 1936. She is survived by children, David R. (Barbara) Tingley of Columbus, Linda (Ronald) Hansel of Boyneton Beach, Fla., Roger C. (Connie) Tingley of Indianapolis, Ind.; grandchildren, Kelli, Robyn, Chris, Alison, Jeff and Brian; great-grandchildren, Paul and Summer; sister, Bernice King of Springfield. She is preceded in death by her husband Ralph Elmer Tingley, May, 1982 and sons Bobby Tingley, January, 1998 and Dennis J. Tingley July, 1949. The family invites friends to call at the RADER-LYNCH AND DODDS FUNERAL HOME, London, Tuesday from 5-8 p.m., where funeral service will be held Wednesday 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Clarence Hensel officiating. Interment will follow in the Somerford Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association

Tolliver, Kenneth
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
August 9, 2000

ASHTON - Kenneth Tolliver, 56, of Ashton died Aug. 7, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, of injuries received in an automobile accident.
He was an officer of Moose Lodge 731, Point Pleasant, a member of American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant, and a truck driver for the West Virginia Division of Highways.
Surviving: daughter, Marcella Barnette of Apple Grove; sons, Donald of Phoenix, Randy of Ashton; brothers, Lester of Lesage, Richard of Point Pleasant; sisters, Eileen Wray of Columbus, Ohio, Avalee Saunders of Glenwood, Geraldine Price of Apple Grove, Charlotte Richardson and Betty Sturgeon, both of Ashton; three grandchildren; one step-granddaughter.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Moores Chapel, Ashton, with Max Spurlock officiating. Burial will be in the chapel cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Tucker, Ezra M
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 23, 2000

ROBERTSBURG - Ezra M. Tucker, 92, of Robertsburg died April 21, 2000, in Point Pleasant Center after a short illness.
He was a retired farmer.
Surviving: daughters, Mildred Oldaker of Leon, Betty Deschaine, Charlene Rarey, Sharon Tucker and Sandy Buck, all of Columbus, Ohio; sons, Ronald of Pontiac, Mich., Darrell of Dexter, Ohio, Dorsel Tucker of Stoutsville, Ohio, Cecil O. of Robertsburg; brothers, Elbert Tucker of Buffalo, Otis Tucker of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; sister, Oma Davis of Davisburg, Mich.; 30 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Oma Chapel Church, Grimms Landing, with the Rev. Herbert Buck officiating. Burial will be in Tucker Cemetery, Grimms Landing. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo.

Turner, Juanita Marie McGowan
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
November 1, 2000

GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Juanita Marie McGowan Turner, 54, of Gallipolis Ferry died Oct. 31, 2000, at home.
She was a former employee of Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: husband, Roy Everett Turner; sons, Brian Eugene of Ashton and Johnny Rorke of Point Pleasant; daughter, Adeania Ann Barcus of Gallipolis, Ohio; brothers, Gene McGowan of New Haven, Andy and Dave McGowan of Point Pleasant, Danny and Junior McGowan of Huntington, Gary and George McGowan of Winter Haven, Fla.; sisters, Sandra Bergdorf of Ripley, Louise McGowan of Winter Haven; one grandchild.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Church of Christ in Christian Union, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Dennis Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Cottageville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Turner, Nora Ellen
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
August 12, 2000

POMEROY, Ohio - Nora Ellen Turner, 87, of Pomeroy died Aug. 9, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, W.Va.
She was a former employee of Gerlach Manufacturing Co. and a homemaker.
Surviving: son, Michael of Coolville; sister, Opal Darst of Point Pleasant; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from noon until time of service at the funeral home.

Twohig, Margarette
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 16, 2000

LEON - Margarette Twohig, 57, of Leon died March 14, 2000, in Cabell Huntington Hospital after a long illness.
She was a former employee of the Holiday Inn, Lowell, Mich., and the Mason County Board of Education. She was a Protestant.
Surviving: husband, Joseph Twohig; sons, Shawn R. Twohig of Leon, Michael, Andrew and Roger Drennen, all of Ohio; daughters, Michelle Henson of Enon, Ohio, Debby R. Smith of London, Ohio, Crystal F. Drennen of Ohio; brothers, Bert Hess, Charlie Cain and Henry Cain, all of Leon, Lee Casto of London, Sam Cain of Oak Grove, Mich.; sisters, Alice Bennett of Bloomingburg, Ohio, Mary Kimbler, Earnestine DeVault and Barbara Gray, all of Sidney, Ohio; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, Leon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Underwood, Robert Ray
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 13, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Robert Ray Underwood, 65, of Point Pleasant died Jan. 12, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was retired from the Mason County Board of Education and was a member of Masonic Lodge 19, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: wife, Mary; son, Robert L. of Christiansburg, Va.; daughter, Valerie Rollins of Point Pleasant; brother, Bill of Point Pleasant; sisters, Peggy Craig of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Cora Slack of Annandale, Va.; three grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Bill Cochran officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

VanMatre, Harriett L
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 1, 2000

WEST COLUMBIA - Harriett L. VanMatre, 87, of West Columbia died Jan. 30, 2000, in the emergency room at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
She was a homemaker and a member of West Columbia United Methodist Church.
Surviving: son, Herman A. of West Columbia; daughters, Paula E. Camp and Madolyn VanMatre, both of West Columbia; sister, Josephine Kearns of Point Pleasant; brother, Jackson H. "Jack" Fowler of Mason; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. Terry Alvarez and the Rev. Clyde Ferrell officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Vickers, Ada M
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
November 21, 2000

NEW HAVEN - Ada M. Vickers, 86, of New Haven died Nov. 20, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
She was a retired machine operator from New Haven Porcelain Co. and a member of New Haven United Methodist Church.
Surviving: son, Robert of New Haven; sisters, Edna Brown and Betty Rasmussen, both of Rochelle, Ill.; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Haven United Methodist Church with the Rev. Greg Blair officiating. Burial will be in Fry Cemetery, Letart. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at New Haven Funeral Home. (cont The Herald Dispatch)

Vickers, Ada M
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
November 21, 2000

Ada M. Vickers, 86, of New Haven died Monday in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant. She was a retired machine operator for New Haven Porcelain Co. Survivors include one son, Robert Vickers of New Haven; and two sisters, Edna Brown and Betty Rasmussen, both of Rochelle, Ill. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at New Haven United Methodist Church; burial in Fry Cemetery, Letart. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at New Haven Funeral Home.

Waldie, Bonnie Mayes
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
May 11, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Bonnie Mayes Waldie, 97, of Point Pleasant died May 9, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Nursing Center.
She was a member of American Gold Star Mothers, Heights United Methodist Church, Women of the Moose, Foster Grandparents, the Republican Women Association, American Legion Post 23 Ladies Auxiliary and the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees. She was a retired Mason County school cook and a volunteer cook at the Mason County 4-H Camp. She was a former employee of Sylvania Manufacturing and Kroger, both in Point Pleasant, and was a former caregiver and a homemaker.
Surviving: sons, Donald E. of Point Pleasant, William of Santa Clause, Ind.; sisters, Eva Long of Pittsburgh, Doris Wyant, Jean Casto, Delphia Noble and Louise Coyner, all of Point Pleasant; four grandsons; eight great-grandchildren.
Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Ben Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Lone Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Heights United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.

Walker, Isaac L
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
August 2, 2000

LEON - Isaac L. "Butch" Walker, 53, of Leon, formerly of Charleston, died July 31, 2000, in West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, of cancer.
He was retired from the Navy with 26 years' service, was owner/operator of B-Secure Co. and was a Protestant.
Surviving: wife, Terry A. Gill Walker; daughter, Diane Bastian of Miami; mother, Lillian D. Davis Walker of Charleston; brother, Thomas W. of Charleston; sisters, Connie Higgins and Mary "Rita" Gandee, both of Charleston; one granddaughter.
There will be no service. Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the Walker residence. Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests donations to the Rosenbaum House, c/o Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown

Warden, Trevor Daniel
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 21, 2000

HENDERSON - Trevor Daniel Warden, infant son of Daniel and Evelyn Litchfield Warden of Henderson, Mason County, died April 19, 2000, in Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Also surviving: sisters, Stacy Taylor and Jennifer Warden, both of Henderson; brothers, Dekota Dewitt and Colby Dewitt, both of Henderson; paternal grandparents, Glenn and Maxine Gibson of Henderson; maternal grandparents, Charles and Gloria Litchfield of Henderson; maternal step-grandfather, Raymond Dodson of Gallipolis Ferry; maternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Clonch of Henderson.
Private graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Concord Cemetery, Henderson, with Brother Isaiah Crump officiating. Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

Watterson, George A
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
May 17, 2000

APPLE GROVE - George A. Watterson, 68, of Apple Grove died May 16, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was a carpenter and a farmer.
Surviving; wife, Shirley Ann Watterson; sons, Adam of Lancaster, Ohio, Joe and Jerald, both of Apple Grove; daughter, Georgeana Spencer of Campton, Ky.; brothers, Dale of Point Pleasant, John of Apple Grove; sister, Sue Casey of Apple Grove; eight grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Max Spurlock officiating. Burial will be in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Wears, Naomi P Handley
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
August 11, 2000

PLINY - Naomi Pearl Handley Wears, 75, of Pliny, Putnam County, died Aug. 8, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, after a long illness.
She was retired from Pliny Truck Stop. She was a member of Mount Union United Methodist Church, Pliny, and a lifelong resident of Pliny.
Surviving: husband, Weldon D.; daughters, Hilda L. Beesler of Ashville, Ohio, Betty C. Ferguson and C. Sue Ferguson, both of Pliny; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Union United Methodist Church, Pliny, with the Rev. Charles Roush and the Rev. Marlin Campbell Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley.

Webb, Wilbur Tobias
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
July 24, 2000

NEW HAVEN - Wilbur Tobias Webb, 95, of New Haven, Mason County, died July 23, 2000, in Rocksprings Nursing Center, Pomeroy, Ohio.
He was a retired crane operator for American Alloys Co., New Haven, and a member of Siegrist Rod & Gun Club, New Haven.
Surviving: daughters, Nancy Douglas of Reedsville, Ohio, Hattie Ridgeway of Pomeroy, Judy Lewis of Colonial Heights, Va., Mary Jane Gress of Letart; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Haven Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Blair officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery, Letart. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Wedge, Donna V
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
October 19, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Donna V. Wedge, 84, of Point Pleasant died Oct. 17, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was a homemaker, a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant, and former co-owner of Economy Food Market, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: daughters, Judy Darst and Patti Stearns, both of Point Pleasant; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.
Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.(cont The Herald Dispatch)

Wedge, Donna V
The Herald Dispatch, Huntington, WV
October 19, 2000

Donna V. Wedge, 84, of Point Pleasant, widow of Charles C. Wedge, died Tuesday in Pleasant Valley Hospital. She formerly co-owned Economy Food Market in Point Pleasant. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Darst and Patti Stearns, both of Point Pleasant. Funeral 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Alto. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2423 Jackson Ave., Point Pleasant, WV 25550.

Wheatcraft, Clara F
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
May 21, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Clara Faye Durst Wheatcraft, 77, of Point Pleasant died May 19, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was a retired employee from the West Virginia State Farm Museum, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: daughter, Sara Jane Camden of Bidwell, Ohio; sons, Paul E. Hollingshead of Springfield, Ohio, James Hollingshead of Point Pleasant; brother, Lewis Durst of Point Pleasant; sisters, Katheryn Miller and Sally Smith, both of Point Pleasant, Erma Price of Gallipolis Ferry, Shirley Vance of Gallipolis, Ohio; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Carl "Boxer" Swisher officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Whittard, Norman R
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 5, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Norman R. Whittard, 70, of Point Pleasant was dead on arrival Feb. 3, 2000, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was a former custodian at Charleston High School and attended Henderson Church of Christ.
There are no known survivors.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Odell Bush officiating. Burial will be in Apple Grove Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to time of service at the funeral home.

Wilcox, Shirley Ann
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 27, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Shirley Ann Wilcox, 64, of Point Pleasant, formerly of Texas, died Dec. 25, 2000, in a Point Pleasant nursing center after a long illness.
She was a disabled saleswoman from General Foods Corp., Houston, and attended the Church of Christ.
Surviving: daughter, Lou Anna Warren of Livingston, Texas; sons, Wade Schweitzer of Norfolk, Va., Craig Schweitzer of Pasadena, Texas; sisters, Fern Roberts, Judy Pherigo, Mary Anderson and Patricia Allen, all of Coahoma, Texas; brothers, Robert Kiser of Abilene, Texas, Floyd Kiser of San Angelo, Texas; three grandchildren.
Service will be at a later date in Texas. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Williams, Daniel E, Sr.
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
November 12, 2000

Daniel E. Williams Sr., 60, of Point Pleasant, husband of Patti Lieving Williams, died Friday in Holzer Medical Center. He was a retail manager. Also surviving are his mother, Evelyn Williams of Patriot; one son, Daniel Williams Jr. of Plainfield, Ind.; four daughters, Debbie Dixon of Indianapolis, Sheila Williams of Proctorville, Danise Davies of Gallipolis, and Amy Danelle Williams of Point Pleasant; two brothers, Jack Williams and Justin Williams, both of Gallipolis; and one sister, Betty Baker of Patriot. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at First Church of God, Point Pleasant; burial in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Wilson, William, Sr.
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
June 1, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - William Louis "Willie" Wilson Sr., 72, of Point Pleasant died May 30, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was a retired production superintendent from Stauffer Chemical, Gallipolis Ferry, a member of Bellemead United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant, and a Sunday school teacher. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a graduate of Point Pleasant High School.
Surviving: wife, Joanne Rainey Wilson; son, William L. Jr. of Gulfport, Fla.; daughter, Teresa L. Atkinson of Gallipolis, Ohio; sister, Nell Lazenby of Beckley; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Carroll L. McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Winter, William T, Jr.
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
July 4, 2000

HUNTINGTON - William Theodore Winter Jr., 73, of Huntington, formerly of Point Pleasant, died July 3, 2000, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, and was a two-term Point Pleasant city councilman. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a Coast Guard veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Point Pleasant, and attended Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Huntington.
Surviving: wife, Wynona Adkins Winter; son, William T. III of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Patricia L. Patterson of Point Pleasant; stepson, David A. Crawford of Las Vegas; stepdaughter, Sherye Philips of Manchester, N.H.; brothers, Francis E. of Phoenix, Robert, Regis and John, all of Pittsburgh, Thomas J. of Littleton, Colo.; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Bob Hale officiating.
Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Wood, Wilma Odella
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
November 5, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Wilma Odella Wood, 72, of Point Pleasant died Nov. 4, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation, Point Pleasant.
She was a bookkeeper for Tiny's Supermarket with 28 years' service, and with NaPa Store, Point Pleasant. She was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School and a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Point Pleasant, where she was a Sunday school teacher, treasurer and past president of Nazarene World Missions Society. She was a former member of Pleasant Valley Hospital Auxiliary and Gideons Auxiliary.
Surviving: husband, Dale Wood; stepdaughter, Betty Lou Roach of Point Pleasant; sisters, Ruth L. Holland of Gallipolis Ferry, Dorothy M. Rardin of Millwood; brother, the Rev. John D. Sallaz of Point Pleasant; half sister, Marguerite Cook of Brownsville, Texas; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. John D. Sallaz and the Rev. Charles Marker officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Letart. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements. (cont Charleston Gazette)

Wood, Wilma Odella
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
November 6, 2000

Wood, Wilma O. - Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Church of the Nazarene, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. John D. Sallaz and the Rev. Charles Marker officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Letart. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and one hour prior to service at the church.
Wood, 72, of Point Pleasant, died Nov. 4, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, Point Pleasant. Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Gideon International, P.O. Box 75, Point Pleasant, WV 25550.

Workman, Audra Warner
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
June13, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Audra Clara Warner Workman, 87, of Point Pleasant, formerly of Nitro died June 12, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital after a long illness.
She was a homemaker and a member of Warner United Brethren Church, Elmwood. She attended First Church of the Nazarene, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: sisters, Beulah Pennington of Eleanor, Mary Lathey of Ripley; brother, Roy Warner of Eleanor; grandchildren, Brenda Varian of Pittsburgh, Susie Willet of Gallipolis, Ohio, James E. Workman of Henderson, Donald Lee Workman of Point Pleasant; six great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Charles Marker officiating. Burial will be in Warner cemetery, Elmwood. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Woyan, Dallas Kevin
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
November 24, 2000

Dallas Kevin Woyan, 36, of Apple Grove, died Friday at home. He was an emergency medical technician, employed by the Mason County 911 system. Survivors include maternal grandmother, Edna Wray of Gallipolis Ferry; mother and stepfather, Rosella and Ronald Springer of Gallipolis; father and stepmother, Dallas Eugene and Edith Woyan of Southside; three brothers, Ronald Springer and Roger Eric Springer, both of Gallipolis, Ohio, and David Woyan of Southside; and three sisters, Edna Milstead of Gallipolis, Lisa Mount of Bidwell, Ohio, and Devan Woyan of Southside. Fuenral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Valley E.M.S. or Mason County 911 Service. (cont Charleston Gazette)

Woyan, Dallas Kevin
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
November 24, 2000

APPLE GROVE - Dallas Kevin Woyan, 36, of Apple Grove died Nov. 24, 2000, at home.
He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Point Pleasant, the Valley Squad and Mount Flower Volunteer Fire Department. He was former chief of the Valley Fire Department and an EMT for Mason County.
Surviving: stepfather and mother, Ronald and Rosella Springer of Gallipolis, Ohio; father and stepmother, Dallas Eugene and Edith Woyan of Southside; maternal grandmother, Edna Wray of Gallipolis Ferry; brothers, Ronald and Roger Eric Springer, both of Gallipolis, David Woyan of Southside; sisters, Edna Milstead of Gallipolis, Lisa Mount of Bidwell, Ohio, Devan Woyan of Southside; many nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Pastor Joshua Guzman officiating. Burial will be in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Valley EMS or Mason County 911 Service.

Woyan, Rex Dabney
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
October 19, 2000

OMAHA, Neb. - Rex Dabney Woyan, 76, of Omaha died Oct. 5, 2000, in Douglas County.
He was a native of Huntington, W.Va., a veteran of the Navy and the Army and had been a salesman for Brandeis Department Stores.
Surviving: several cousins.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove, W.Va., with the Rev. Johnny Hayman officiating and with military rites by American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant, W.Va. Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements. (cont The Herald Dispatch)

Woyan, Rex Dabney
The Herald Dispatch, Huntington, WV
October 19, 2000

Rex Dabney Woyan, 76, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Huntington, died Oct. 5 in Nebraska. He was a salesman at Brandeis Department Stores. Survivors include several cousins. Graveside service 11 a.m. Saturday in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. There will be no visitation. Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

Wray, Arley M
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 28, 2000

ASHTON - Arley M. Wray, 91, of Ashton, Mason County, died April 26, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was a laborer.
Surviving: sons, Arley and Leslie, both of Ashton; daughter, Thelma Plumley of Glenwood; sisters, Louise McCarty of Ashton, Dolly Ward of Cleveland; 13 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Balls Chapel, Ashton, with the Rev. Bobby Wray officiating. Burial will be in Balls Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the chapel. Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

Young, Cora M
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 21, 2000

POINT PLEASANT - Cora M. Young, 103, of Point Pleasant died March 19, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was a homemaker, a graduate of West Virginia University and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: daughter, Molly Park of Point Pleasant; son, Otis S. Young Jr. of Gallipolis, Ohio; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. today at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. L. Frank Frye officiating. Burial will be in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of choice.

Young, Lawrence R
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 5, 2000

GLENWOOD - Lawrence R. Young, 76, of Glenwood died Feb. 4, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, Point Pleasant.
He was a retired Mason County schoolteacher.
Surviving: wife, Mildred Smith Young; stepsons, William Vance Howell of Candler, N.C., Thomas Julian Howell of Asheville, N.C.; brother, Chester Young of Glenwood; sister, Elizabeth Bush of Gallipolis, Ohio; two stepgrandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial will be in Moore's Chapel Cemetery, Ashton. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Young, William Harrison
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
August 23, 2000

NEW HAVEN - William Harrison "Bill" Young, 78, of New Haven, Mason County, died Aug. 21, 2000, at home after a long illness.
He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum Corp., Ravenswood, with 26 years' service. He was a member of the United Steelworkers and attended West Columbia United Methodist Church.
Surviving: wife, Vivian Geraldine Young; daughters, Barbara Lou Priddy of Rutland, Ohio, Bettie Sue Roush of Letart; son, James William of New Haven; sisters, Mildred Brumley of Patriot, Ohio, Voneda Powell of Mason; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. Jack Mayes officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, New Haven. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society.

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