Mason County Obituaries 2001 A - F

 

Abel, Jesse M.
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 2, 2001
NEW HAVEN - Jesse M. Abel, 82, of New Haven died Dec. 30, 2000, in Rocksprings Nursing Center, Pomeroy, Ohio.
He was a retired maintenance supervisor from Philip Sporn Power Plant, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 140, New Haven.
Surviving: wife, Helen Wamsley Abel; son, Richard of New Haven; daughter, Diana Holbrook of Tazewell, Va.; one grandson.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Larry Luckydoo officiating and with military rites. New Haven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (cont The Herald-Dispatch)

Abel, Jesse M
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
January 3, 2001
JESSE M. ABEL, 82, of New Haven, husband of Helen Wamsley Abel, died Saturday in Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center, Pomeroy, Ohio. He was a retired maintenance supervisor of the Philip Sporn Power Plant. Also surviving are one son, Richard Abel of New Haven; one daughter, Diana Holbrook of Tazewell, Va.; and one grandson, Nathan Holbrook. Graveside service was Tuesday at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. New Haven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alford, Milton Reece "Stub"
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
January 13, 2001
MILTON REECE "STUB" ALFORD, 73, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Mason County, husband of Marjorie Saunders Alford, died Thursday at home. He was a meat cutter for Hudson Meat Company, Columbus. Also surviving are one son, Robert Alford of Obetz, Ohio; one daughter, Chery Carr of Cleveland; two stepdaughters, Jean Kelly of Quaker City, Ohio, and Geraldine Tolliver of Ashton; two stepsons, James Saunders of Circleville, Ohio, and Billy K. Saunders of Glenwood; three brothers, Forest Alford of Milton, Herbert Alford of Ona and Wendell Alford of Fraziers Bottom; and four sisters, Mabel Barboe and Charlene Null, both of Denver, Eva "Tootle" Holley of Huntington and Audrey Arthur of Milton. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at Moores Chapel Church, Ashton; burial in Moores Chapel Cemetery, Ashton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. (cont Charleston Gazette | The Putnam Democrat and The Cabell Record)

Alford, Milton Reece
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 13, 2001
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Milton Reece "John" Alford, 73, of Columbus died Jan. 11, 2001, at home.
He was a meat cutter for Hudson Meat Co., Columbus.
Surviving: wife, Marjorie Saunders Alford; son, Robert of Obetz; daughter, Chery Carr of Cleveland; stepsons, James Saunders of Circleville, Billy K. Saunders of Glenwood, W.Va.; stepdaughters, Jean Kelly of Quaker City, Geraldine Tolliver of Ashton, W.Va.; brothers, Forest of Milton, W.Va., Herbert of Ona, W.Va., Wendell of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va.; sisters, Mabel Barboe and Charlene Null, both of Denver, Eva "Tootie" Holley of Huntington, W.Va., Audrey Arthur of Milton; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Moores Chapel Church, Ashton, with the Rev. John Loar officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Heck Funeral Home, Milton.

Alford, Milton Reece
The Putnam Democrat and The Cabell Record
January 18, 2001
Milton Reece "Stub" Alford, 73, of Columbus, OH went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, January 11, 2001 at his residence in Columbus. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 14, 2001 at Moore's Chapel Church, Ashton, with Rev. John Loar officiating. Burial in Moore's Chapel Cemetery, Ashton. He was born January 30, 1927 in Mason County, WV a son of the late Early W., Sr. and Missouri Ann Edmonds Alford. He was also preceded in his death by five brothers, Thomas Alford, Earl W. Alford, Jr., Richard Alford, Paul Alford, and William Afford; one sister, Lois Davis; one son, James Cloied Alford; grandson, Jason Tolliver; great granddaughter, Andrea Berkley. He was a meat cutter for Hudson Meat Company, Columbus, OH. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Saunders Alford; one son, Robert and Carol Alford of Obetz, OH; one daughter, Chery and Jerry Carr of Cleveland, OH; two stepdaughters, Jean and Clifford Kelly of Quaker City, OH; Geraldine and Lewis Tolliver of Ashton; two stepsons, James and Cathy Saunders of Circleville, OH and Billy K. Saunders of Glenwood; three brothers, Forest Alford of Milton, Herbert Alford of Ona, and Wendell Alford of Fraziers Bottom; four sisters, Mabel Barboe and Charlene Null both of Denver, CO, Eva "Tootie" Holley of Huntington, and Audrey Arthur of Milton; 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.

Allen, Jannie E
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, October 15, 2001
POINT PLEASANT - Jannie E. Allen, 60, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, October 13, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born September 6, 1941, in Louisville, Ky. the daughter of Franklin Baird and Elizabeth Jean Baird, she was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her father and son, Charles Allen. She is survived by her mother; son, Michael Allen of Paoli, In.; daughter, Delores VanMeter of Point Pleasant; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Millard Herdman of New Haven; brothers, Ronnie Baird of Tennessee and George Baird of Louisville, Ky.; sisters, Bonnie Baird and Cathy Baird, both of Dallas, Texas; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Letart Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Isaiah Crump officiating. Friends may call at Wednesday from 9- 10:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Arrowood, James C
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, October 12, 2001
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GLENWOOD - James C Arrowood, 85, Glenwood, died Thursday, October 11, 2001, at his residence.
A son of the late Peter Sherman and Clory (Vanhoose) Arrowood, he was a retired grinder operator with INCO Alloys, and was a member of Fairfield United Methodist Church.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Arrowood; a brother, Manford James Arrowood; and a sister, Faye VanHoose.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Ruth Ann Arrowood and Gary and Linda Arrowood, all of Glenwood; a daughter, Patricia Arthur of Lesage; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm Saturday in Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev Max Spurlock officiating. Burial will be in Starkey Cemetery, Glenwood.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 pm tonight.

Baker, Catherine "Boots"
The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH
January 12, 2001
BAKER Catherine "Boots" Baker, died suddenly at Grant Medical Center, January 10, 2001 surrounded by her family. She was a great fan and supporter of bluegrass music and a true matriarch of her family. Born March 26, 1938 in Leon, W.Va. Preceded in death by her father Charles Herdman, 1 sister Charlene Castle, 1 nephew and 2 nieces. She was a loving wife, a wonderful mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and good friend to all. Survived by 2 sons, Arthur "Duke" (Mindy) Huffman of Circleville and Gary Henson of Columbus; 2 daughters, Virginia (Doodle) Huffman and Catherine (Shane) McCain of Columbus; 2 grandchildren, Chelsea Lynn and Aaron Arthur; mother, Helen Herdman of W.Va.; 8 sisters, Sue Blevins, Marcella Keefer, Doris Smith, Sharon DeWeese, Judy Keefer, Edna Jeffers, all of W.Va., Jean Henneberg and Brenda Moore of Oh.; 5 brothers, Dale, Bobby, Mark, Mike and Woody Herdman of W.Va. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. at Graumlich & Son Funeral Home, 1351 S. High St. Service to follow at 9 p.m. Dr. William L. Snider officiating. Additional visition in Point Pleasant, W.Va., Saturday from 12noon until time of service at 2 p.m. at Crow Hussell Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Leon, W.Va. (cont The Herald-Dispatch)

Baker, Catherine "Boots"
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington,
January 12, 2001
CATHERINE "BOOTS" HERDMAN BAKER, 62, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Mason County, wife of Pete Baker, died Wednesday in Grant Medical Center, Columbus. She was a homemaker. Also surviving are mother, Helen Herdman of West Virginia; two daughters, Virginia Huffman and Catherine McCain, both of Columbus; two sons, Arthur "Duke" Huffman of Circleville and Gary Henson of Columbus; eight sisters, Sue Blevins, Marcella Keefer, Doris Smith, Sharon DeWeese, Judy Keefer and Edna Jeffer, all of West Virginia, and Jean Henneberg and Brenda Moore, both of Ohio; and five brothers, Dale Herdman, Bobby Herdman, Mark Herdman, Mike Herdman and Woody Herdman, all of West Virginia. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Leon. Friends may call two hours prior to service.

Baker, Junior Franklin
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, May 14, 2001
GALLIPOLIS - Junior Franklin Baker, 68, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Aug. 16, 1932, in Ross County, son of the late Frank C. and Rilla Fannon Baker, he was a farmer and worked as a custodian at Gallipolis Developmental Center.
He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War. He was a member of Amvets.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Rafferty Baker of Gallipolis; and a brother, Edward (Phyllis G.) Baker of South Salem.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mound Hill Cemetery with Pastor Bob Rose officiating.
Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Military flag presentation will be conducted at the graveside by Gallia County veterans organizations.

Ball, Rodric R
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Aug 2001
APPLE GROVE - Rodric R Ball, 85, Apple Grove, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
Born Oct. 24, 1915 in Mason County, he was a son of the late Roy Ball and Myrtia Rowsey Ball. He was a retired member of Local 132 International Union of Operating Engineers, a charter member and Deacon of Ashton Baptist Church, and a 50-year member of Minturn Lodge 19 AF&AM, Point Pleasant.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Wesley Ball and Eugene Ball; and a grandson, John Scott Vickers.
Surviving are wife, Dorothy Wheaton Ball; a daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and John Vickers of Apple Grove; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Vikki Ball of Ashton; and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Beard Mortuary, Huntington, with the Rev. Max Spurlock and the Rev. Daniel Hodges officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Frazier's Bottom. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted by Minturn Lodge 19 AF&AM.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 6-8 p.m. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.beardfuneralhome.com.
NOTE: Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia

Barker, Dorothy Mae
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
February 3, 2001
Dorothy Mae Barker, 63, of Glenwood, wife of James H. Barker, died Thursday at Point Pleasant Center. Also surviving are four daughters, Donna Hicks and Joyce Hicks, both of Huntington, Patty Kinder of Gallipolis Ferry and Sharon Plumley of Ashton; three sons, David Eugene Barker and Tony Lee Barker, both of Glenwood, and Ronnie Allen Barker of Apple Grove; two brothers, George "Erwin" Davis of Huntington and Oliver "Bud" Davis of Glenwood; one sister, Deloris Davis of Huntington. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial in Pete Meadows Cemetery, Glenwood. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to a memorial fund at City National Bank, East Pea Ridge, Barboursville.

Barnett, Bertha Mae
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 31, 2001
Bertha Mae Barnett, 88, Ravenswood, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio.
Born June 13, 1913, in Mason County, daughter of the late Perry Parsons and Lora Howell, she was a member of the Church of Christ of Ravenswood. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are daughters, Gerry (Joe) Rudischum of Newark, and Lana (Larry) Grimsley of Bakersfield, Calif.; a son, Robert (Kay) Barnett of Franklin, Tenn.; a sister, Gladys Krebs of Point Pleasant; brothers, Lawrence Parsons of Cottageville, Harold Gene Parsons of Evans, and Robert Parsons of Delaware, Ohio; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Byrdie; and grandchild, Kimberly Fisher.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood. Burial will be in Baden Cemetery, Leon. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Barnette, Johnnie Ray
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
November 18, 2001
Kelso, Tenn.--Johnnie Ray Barnette, 54, Kelso, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at his residence.
Born Sept. 4, 1947, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., son of Myrtle Hoschar Barnette of Point Pleasant, and the late Willard W. Barnette, he was a truck driver for Tennessee Freight Co., and was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, David Arthur, Bobby and Billy Barnette; and a brother-in-law, Donnie E. Roush Sr.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Shara Louise Foley Barnette; four sisters, Delores (Jerl) Hall of Massillion, and Barbara Roush, Janie (Jack) Wilt and Susie (Edgar) Harmon, all of Point Pleasant; and two brothers, George R. (Joan) Barnette of Gallipolis, and James W. (Loretta) Barnette of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.
Services will be noon Friday in Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Pastor Carl Swisher officiating. Burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday one hour prior to services.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926, Mason, W.Va.

Barr, Ray Elmer
Sunday Gazette-Mail, Charleston, WV
January 7, 2001
LEON - Ray Elmer Barr, 84, of Leon died Jan. 5, 2001, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, after a long illness.
He was a former employee of Ohio Apex Chemical Plant, Nitro, and was a farmer and construction worker. He attended Smith Community Church, Leon.
Surviving: wife, Gloria Ruth Sayre Barr; sons, Robert of Dunbar, Ronald of Bidwell, Ohio, Clayton and Tom, both of Leon; daughter, Louise Pringle of Wooster, Ohio; brothers, Dale of Leon, Charles B. of Walker; sisters, Nellie Casto of Belpre, Ohio, Inez Brotherton of Given, Delores Casto of Leon; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with the Rev. Charles B. Barr officiating. Burial will be in Barr family cemetery, Leon. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bass, Harry N. 'Dick'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, July 17, 2001
POINT PLEASANT - Harry N. "Dick" Bass, 57, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at his residence.
Born July 4, 1944 in Point Pleasant, he was a son of the late Harry L. Bass and Freda (Gardner) Bass. He was a carpenter, a member of Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926 of Mason, and the United States Army.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty (Thomas) Bass; six brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include is wife, Twila M. Bass of Point Pleasant; stepchildren, Toni Givens of Middleport, Ohio, James C. "Bub" and Jill Stewart of West Columbia, Rod and Kellie Hogle of DeGraff, Ohio, Tina Spencer of Point Pleasant, Mark and Lois Clendenin of New Haven, and Angela Clendenin of West Columbia; sisters-in-law and husbands, Nancy and Delano Jackson of Point Pleasant, Barbara Correll and Tom Conrad of Letart, Ronnie and Gale Bass of West Columbia, Faye and Junior Mays of Johnstown, Ohio, Becky and Ronnie Clendenin of Columbus, Ohio, Kim and Bill Clendenin of Evans, and Patty Clendenin of West Columbia; 10 stepgrandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2001 at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. Herman Jordan and Pastor Isaiah Crump officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery, New Haven, with military graveside rites conducted by Stewart-Johnson VFW Post No. 9926 and Smith-Capehart American Legion Post No. 140.
Visitation will be at the residence of Charlie and Holly Chapman, Potters Creek Road, Point Pleasant, on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 from 6-9 p.m. (cont Point Pleasant Register, July 19, 2001)

Bass, Harry N. 'Dick'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, July 19, 2001

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. - Harry N. "Dick" Bass, 57, Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at his residence.
Born July 4, 1944 in Point Pleasant, son of the late Harry L. and Freda Gardner Bass, he was a carpenter, a member of Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926 of Mason, W.Va., and the U.S. Army.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Thomas Bass; and six brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are his wife, Twila M. Bass; stepchildren, Toni Givens of Middleport, James C. "Bub" (Jill) Stewart and Angela Clendenin, both of West Columbia, W.Va., Rod (Kellie) Hogle of DeGraff, Ohio, Tina Spencer of Point Pleasant, and Mark (Lois) Clendenin of New Haven, W.Va.; sisters-in-law, Nancy (Delano) Jackson of Point Pleasant, Barbara Correll (Tom Conrad) of Letart, W.Va., Ronnie (Gale) Bass and Patty Clendenin, both of West Columbia, Faye (Junior) Mays of Johnstown, Becky (Ronnie) Clendenin of Columbus, and Kim (Bill) Clendenin of Evans, W.Va.; and 10 stepgrandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m. today, Thursday, July 19, 2001 in Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. Herman Jordan and Pastor Isaiah Crump officiating. Burial was in Graham Cemetery, New Haven, with military graveside rites conducted by Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926 and Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140. Visitation was held Wednesday at the residence of Charlie and Holly Chapman, Potters Creek Road, Point Pleasant.
Bateman, Lyda Mae Kinnaird
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 18, 2001
BIDWELL - Lyda Mae Kinnaird Bateman, 95, of Bidwell, died Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at her residence.
Services will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2001 at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Gallipolis Ferry, with the Rev. Carl Lee Stover officiating.

Bates, Oritha I.
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
February 17, 2001
ORITHA I. BATES, 70, of Point Pleasant, widow of Frank E. Bates, died Friday in Holzer Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Pamela S. Lee of Point Pleasant; four sons, Dale W. Bates, Raymond E. Bates, Frank L. Bates and Carroll Bates, all of Point Pleasant; one brother, George Gillispie of Columbus, Ohio; and three sisters, Genevie Lewis, Katherine Nibert and Helen Fisher, all of Point Pleasant. Funeral 1 p.m. Sunday at Wicoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Batey, Gary
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
November 21, 2001
Gary F. Batey, 53, of New Haven, died Sunday, November 18, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born November 24, 1947, in New Haven, he was a son of Marian (Switters) Batey and the late Fred Phillip Batey. He worked in the plate department at Pechiney Rolled Products in Ravenswood, and was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Haven.
A member of the Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140 of New Haven and United Steelworkers Local 5668, he was a 1966 graduate of Wahama High School. He was also a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are Bobbi Batey, the mother of son, Phillip F. Batey of New Haven; a daughter, Alisa Renee Bonecutter of Middleport, Ohio; a daughter, Lisa Jones of Pennsylvania; sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis J. (Cliff) Yost of Charleston; brother, Ralph R. Batey of New Haven; grandson, Jacob Bonecutter; granddaughters, Kelsey Jones, Chandler Jones, Camryn Jones; an aunt, Marjorie Hoffman of New Haven; and four nephews and one niece.
The funeral will be Wednesday, November 21, 2001, at 1 p.m., at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, with Pastor George Weirick and Pastor David Russell officiating. Burial will be in the Graham Cemetery, New Haven.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, November 20, 2001, from 6-9 p.m.
A military graveside service will be held by the Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926 and Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140.

Beach, Robert Allen
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
September 19, 2001
Robert Allen Beach, 80, Allen Park, Mich., formerly of New Haven, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Marion Manor in Riverview, Mich., following a lengthy illness.
Born Aug. 27, 1921, in Phillipsburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Pauline (Ritchie) and James R. Beach.
He was a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge. Also, he was retired from Ford Motor Co. in Allen Park.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Dwayne "Mickey" Beach; sisters, Mabel Schrars, Thelma Boothman and Alice Madsen; and brothers, Lester Beach and Howard Beach.
Surviving are his wife, Erma E. (Weaver) Beach; daughter, Amelia Lufema "Amy" (Dale) Jordan of Kanyan Lake, Texas; sons, Charles (Robin) and Glen (Joanne) Beach of Dexter, Mich.; sisters, Dorothy Gearheart of Bakersfield, Calif., LaRue Frederick of Wilmington, Del., Norma Dixon of Phillipsburg; brothers, Lee Beach of Elizabethtown, Pa., Earnest J. Beach of Off We Go, N.Y., Carl G. Beach of Minnesota, and Calvin Beach of Sipulveda Beach, Calif.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant, with Rev. Dave Fields Jr. officiating. Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Beattie, Roy
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 11, 2001
Roy Beattie, 90, Letart, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, in Vienna.
Born March 21, 1911, in Leon, he was the son of the late John and Minnie (Stutler) Beattie. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Maggie Sayre, Mary Sayre, and Iva See.
He was a retired employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways, and was also a farmer. Surviving are two nieces, Vonda Walburn of Vienna, and May Riffle of Point Pleasant; and two nephews, Keith See of Waterford, Ohio, and Larry Sayre of Indianapolis, Ind.
Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Creston Cemetery in Leon, with the Rev. Joe Hammack officiating. Friends may call Crow-Hussell Funeral Home on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bennett, James R
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, October 18, 2001
POINT PLEASANT - James R. Bennett, 65, Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at his residence. Arrangements will be announced by Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Blake, Rufus
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, July 19, 2001
HUNTINGTON - Rufus Blake, 88, Huntington, died Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital.
Born May 13, 1913 in Mason County, he was a son of the late John L. and Daisy Meadows Blake. He was superintendent of maintenance at Chemtron Corp., member of Olive Baptist Church, past president of True Blue Credit Union and the West Virginia League of Federal Credit Unions.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Opal M. Edmonds Blake; three sisters; and a brother.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Janice M. and Leroy Spurlock of Huntington; two sons and daughters-in-law, R. Hanley and Caroll Blake of Gallipolis Ferry, and Marlin S. and Cathy Blake of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Russell and Johnnie Blake of Glenwood; and 10 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Milton Funeral Home, 1760 Midland Trail, with the Rev. Robert Browning and the Rev. Gordon Rutherford officiating. Burial will be in Bias Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Bledsoe, Charles Raymond
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, August 13, 2001
Obituaries

POINT PLEASANT -- Charles Raymond Bledsoe, 79, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, August 11, 2001 at Pleasant Valley Hospital, following a brief illness.
Born October 29, 1921 in Huntington, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Charles Brooklin and Virginia L (Collins) Bledsoe. He was a carbon router, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of American Legion Post 23, VFW Post 256, and the Loyal Order of the Moose.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by William Bledsoe, E M Bledsoe, Gladys Bledsoe, Alma Fisher and Erma Bledson.
He is survived by Anna Marie Bledson, the mother of his children; two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond E and Linda Bledsoe of Point Pleasant, and Charles A and Susie Bledsoe of Wixoma, Michigan; a daughter, Cheryl A Bledsoe of Point Pleasant; a sister, Nellie Masker of Huntington; a brother, Jack Carico of Huntington; four grandchildren, Todd Ray Bledsoe, Anna M Bledson, Stephanie Bennett and Jessica Bledsoe; and a great-grandchild, Chase R Bennett.
Services were held at 1 p.m. today, Monday, August 13, 2001 at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Robert L Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Kirkland Memorial Gardens where military graveside service was presented by American Legion Post 23.

Bledsoe, Lillian Kathleen
January 11, 2001
The Putnam Democrat and The Cabell Record

Lillian Kathleen Bledsoe, 88, of Barboursville, died Sunday, December 31, 2000, at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Antioch Baptist Church, Ona, with Pastor Bill Davis and Minister Pete Davidson officiating. Burial in Enon Cemetery, Salt Rock. She was born February 9, 1912, in Mason Co., WV, a daughter of the late Eurius "Shorty" and Bernice Meadows. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Allen Haskell Bledsoe, who died on July 20, 1966, and her son, John A. Bledsoe. She was a homemaker for her children, Paul Bledsoe of Sudbury, MA, Kathleen Ayers of Barboursville, Donna Tice of San Luis Obispo, CA, Keith Bledsoe of Ona, Jay Bledsoe, living at home, Sally Chapman of Milton, Linda Stratton and Darrell Bledsoe, both of Barboursville; 24 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.

Blessing, Hale B
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
June 9, 2001

LOUISA, Ky. - Hale B. Blessing, 93, Louisa, formerly of Point Pleasant, died Thursday, June 7, 2001 at his residence.
Arrangements will be announced by Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Blessing, Hale B
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
June 9, 2001

LOUSIA, Ky. - Hale B. Blessing, 93, of Louisa, and formerly of Point Pleasant, died Thursday evening, June 7, 2001 at his residence.
He was a 1925 class graduate of Point Pleasant High School, where he won the contest to name to school yearbook - the Ok-Kan. He retired in 1966 as a United States postal employee.
In 1928, he was the first city mail carrier for Point Pleasant, serving for 22 years. He then transferred to the rural carrier for Route 1 and remained in that position for 16 years.
He was a member of Heights United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, where he served as financial secretary for over 40 years. He had also served as Sunday School teacher and had served in other various offices and committees at the church.
He had formerly worked in the mold loft at Marietta ship yards in Point Pleasant and had assisted contractors in building homes in the local area. He also worked for Virgil Love during the construction of the Mason County Courthouse. He had a home workshop and did many woodworking projects.
Born September 3, 1907 in Letart, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Charles E and Mary F (Polsey) Blessing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Rose Blessing Roush; and two brothers, Roy E Blessing and Charles Gordon Blessing.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia "Ginnie" A (Gaskins) Blessing, who he married June 10, 1934; two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet L and Robert Newell of Pickerington, Ohio, and Ruth and Dan VanSickle of Louisa; and 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday June 10, 2001 at Heights United Methodist Church, 2015 North Main Street, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Ben Stevens, the Rev. Jody VanSickle and the Rev Shannon Hodge officiating. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant.
Visiting hours will be held at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, on Saturday, June 9, 2001 from 6-9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the Sunday service.
NOTE: Full name: Hale Burden Blessing
Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky
His mother's full name: May Flower (Posley) Blessing
His father's full name: Charles Edgar Blessing
His wife's full name: Virginia "Ginnie" Alice (Gaskins) Blessing

Blessing, Manford A
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 20, 2001
SCOTT DEPOT - Manford Alvaro Blessing, 95, Scott Depot, and formerly of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane.
He was a retired employee of the Mason County Board of Education.
Services will be 2 pm Sunday in Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 pm Saturday.
Additional obituary information will be announced.

Blessing, Manford Alvaro
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, December 21, 2001

SCOTT-DEPOT - Manford Alvaro Blessing, 95, of Scott Depot, and formerly of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday evening, December 18, 2001, at Putnam General Hospital in Hurricane.
Born May 10, 1906, in Letart, he was a son of the late Oron Guy and Etha (Rolins) Blessing.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Mabel M (McIntyre) Blessing; and two brothers, Calvin and Benjamin Blessing.
He completed college work from Rio Grande College, Morris Harvey College, West Virginia University, Ohio University and from Marshall University, where he received his AB and MA degrees.
He retired, after 41 years, as a teacher and principal, from the Mason County Board of Education. He had served as a principal in elementary, junior high and high school levels in Mason County.
He was the assistant superintendent in Mason County, under Sally Lou Musgrave Steenbergen, and was acting superintendent after she resigned. He also served as assistant for Charles H Withers. He was very active in the county, state and national organizations.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Austin and Carol Ann (Brown) Blessing of Orangeburg, South Carolina, and Michael Alvaro and Sally (Burgess) Blessing of Scott Depot; three grandchildren, James Eric Blessing of Raleigh, North Carolina, Aaron Matthew Blessing of Shepherdstown, and Stephanie Ann Blessing of Lexington, Kentucky; a great-grandson, Justin Randolph Blessing of Raleigh, North Carolina; and two sisters, Sarah Hannum of Mount Alto, and Irene Winebrenner of Letart.
Services will be 2 pm on Sunday, December 23, 2001, at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Pete Allinder officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens near Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, December 22, 2001, from 6-8 pm.

Boegli, Alice Louise
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 2001
GALLIPOLIS FERRY-Alice Louise Boegli, 75, Gallipolis Ferry, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at her residence.
Born June 29, 1926, in Boone County, she was a daughter of the late William H and Fanny (Taylor) Hobbs.
She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Clarence W. Riffle and Erich P Boegli; daughters, Nancy Carroll See and Anita Cheryl Roush; and a brother, John Hobbs.
She was a homemaker and member of the Pleasant View Church in Gallipolis Ferry.
Survivors include two sons, Larry S Riffle of Boone County, Clarence K and Marcella Riffle of Gallipolis Ferry; three daughters, Rosemary Blain, Brenda Riffle and Pam Boegli, all of Gallipolis Ferry; siblings, William Lee Hobbs of New Albany, Ohio, Frances Hawks of Illinois, Blanche Hobbs of South Charleston, Jean Carver of North Carolina, and Daisey Taylor of Florida; and 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 am Monday in Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. O'Dell Bush and the Rev. Lee Baird officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Gallipolis Ferry. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 pm Sunday.

Boggess, Carolyn Sue
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
September 2001
GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Carolyn Sue Boggess, 59, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Thursday, September 27, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born March 6, 1942, the daughter of the later Elmer Howard Davis and Della O (Hollbrook) Davis.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by brothers, Jack, James, Billy Joe and Michael Davis; sisters, Joyce Myers and Mary Ann Rose.
She is survived by her husband, Gary G Boggess of Gallipolis Ferry; daughter, Deborah Boggess of Savannah, Ga.; daughters and son-in-laws, Sandra and Rick Birchfield of Southside, and Norma and Mark Reiser of Savannah, Ga.; son, Gary G Boggess Jr of Savannah, Ga.; and sister Patricia Davis of Lincoln County, W.Va.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Reverend Lee Baird officiating. Interment will be at the Hambrick Cemetery in Southside.
Friends may visit from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Boswell, Charles Leonard
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, October 18, 2001
GALLIPOLIS FERRY, W.Va. - Charles Leonard Boswell, 74, Gallipolis Ferry, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born July 17, 1927 in Leon, W.Va., son of the late William G. and Rosa Carney Boswell, he was a truck driver, and earned a Purple Heart while serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of Leon Baptist Church, Leon, and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant, and VFW Mason Post 9926.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Howard Boswell; and two sisters, Ethel Harvey and Odessa Boswell.
Surviving are a son, George Boswell of Gallipolis; two sisters, Naomi Gainer of Bear, Del., and Luella Keefer of Leon; and a brother, Duard Boswell of Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Pastor Johnny Hayman officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 23.(cont The Herald-Dispatch)

Boswell, Charles Leonard
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
October 18, 2001

GALLIPOLIS FERRY, W.Va. - Charles Leonard Boswell, 74, Gallipolis Ferry, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born July 17, 1927 in Leon, W.Va., son of the late William G. and Rosa Carney Boswell, he was a truck driver, and earned a Purple Heart while serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of Leon Baptist Church, Leon, and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant, and VFW Mason Post 9926.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Howard Boswell; and two sisters, Ethel Harvey and Odessa Boswell.
Surviving are a son, George Boswell of Gallipolis; two sisters, Naomi Gainer of Bear, Del., and Luella Keefer of Leon; and a brother, Duard Boswell of Wheat Ridge, Colo.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Pastor Johnny Hayman officiating. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 23.

Bowles, Alvin Kenton
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 20, 2001
Obituaries
GRIMMS LANDING - Alvin Kenton Bowles, 68, of Grimms Landing died Jan. 18, 2001, in Flat Rock after a short illness.
He was a retired boiler operator for Lakin State Hospital and a groundskeeper for the city of Eleanor with 10 years' service. He attended Oma Chapel Church, Grimms Landing.
Surviving: wife, Naomi Tucker Bowles; daughters, Connie Thornton of Buffalo, Janet Chattin of Flat Rock; brother, Clifton "Jack" Bowles of Robertsburg; sister, Maxine Daugherty of Agua Fria, Ariz.; four grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Randy Parsons officiating. Burial will be in Walker Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bowles, Kathleen E
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
March 22, 2001
Obituaries
KATHLEEN E. BOWLES, 76, of Point Pleasant, wife of Hansford E. "Gene" Bowles, died Wednesday in St. Mary's Hospital. She was a homemaker. Also surviving are two daughters, Sue Rice of Huntington and Sharon Crush of Point Pleasant; one son, Danny Bowles of Point Pleasant; and one sister, Geraldine Bosworth of Point Pleasant. Graveside service 2:30 p.m. Friday at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements

Bright, Randall Todd
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
January 10, 2001
RANDALL TODD BRIGHT, 25, of Point Pleasant, husband of Sarah Rosita-Lynn Bauer Bright, died Monday at his parents' home. He was a stock person at Twin River Foodland, Point Pleasant. Also surviving are parents, Daniel and Phyllis Jenkins Bright of Henderson; one son, Trenton M. Bright at home; grandparents, Anna Mae and Vernon Lee of Henderson and Rachel Jenkins of Huntington; one brother, Chad M. Bright of Henderson; one sister, Danielle Bright of Henderson; and one half brother, Scott Edmonds of Glenwood. Funeral1 p.m. Thursday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Henderson Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to8 p.m. today at the funeral home. (cont Charleston Gazette)

Bright, Randall Todd
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 10, 2001
POINT PLEASANT - Randall Todd Bright, 25, of Point Pleasant died Jan. 8, 2001, at the home of his parents, Daniel and Phyllis Bright of Henderson.
He was an employee of Twin River Foodland, Point Pleasant.
Also surviving: wife, Sarah Rosita-Lynn Bauer Bright; son, Trenton M. at home; daughter, Jenna N. Bright at home; paternal grandparents, Anna Mae and Vernon Lee of Henderson; maternal grandmother, Rachel Jenkins of Huntington; brother, Chad M. of Henderson; sister, Danielle Bright of Henderson; half brother, Scott Edmonds of Glenwood.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Pastor Greg Collins officiating. Burial will be in Henderson Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Brogan, Dewey
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, April 12, 2001
ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Dewey Brogan, 83, Allen Park, died Monday, April 9, 2001 at his residence.
Arrangements were by Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Brogan, Dewey
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
April 12, 2001
DEWEY BROGAN, 83, of Allen Park, Mich., formerly of Mason County, widower of Pauline Mildred Brogan, died Monday at home. He was a mechanic. Survivors include two daughters, Iva Stuart of Southside and Rita Voiers of Cleveland; and three sons, Thomas Brogan of Allen Park, Kenneth Brogan of Southside and Virgil Brogan of Point Pleasant. Funeral 1 p.m. today at Wyoma Pentecostal Church, Gallipolis Ferry; burial in Wyoma Pentecostal Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the church. Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

Buck, Edith C. Herdman
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, September 3, 2001
BUFFALO - Edith C. Herdman Buck, 92, Buffalo, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilition Center, following a lengthy illness.
She was a lifelong resident of Putnam County, a homemaker, and retired owner of Buck Nursing Home, with 37 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.M. Buck; a son, Wilbur Priddy; and five brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are daughters and son-in-law, Bonnie Buck of Buffalo, and Ella and Keith Casto of Columbus, Ohio; sons, Arnold "Pete" Priddy of Buffalo, and William L. Buck of Buffalo; sister, Delcie Ferrell of Leon; and 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001 at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Pastor Jasper Herdman officiating. Burial followed at Manilla Cemetery, Robertsburg.

Burris, Bessie Mae 'Maw'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, June 6, 2001

GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Bessie Mae "Maw" Burris, 96, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Arbors of Gallipolis..
Born October 30, 1904 in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late Jessie and Martha (Henry) Wallace. She was a homemaker and member of Zion Baptist Church of Gallipolis Ferry. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ira Utley Burris; and three sisters and a brother.
Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Emma Smith and Vonna M. and Robert Oliver, all of Gallipolis Ferry; three grandchildren and spouses, Robert and Sue Oliver Jr., Richard and Sue Oliver, and Sandra and Gary Rayburn; and six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2001 at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Joe Hammack and the Rev. Ronald Long officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery, Crab Creek Road, Gallipolis Ferry.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, June 7, 2001, from 6-9 p.m. (cont Point Pleasant Register, June 8, 2001)

Burris, Bessie Mae 'Maw'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
June 8, 2001

GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Bessie Mae "Maw" Burris, 96, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001 at Arbors of Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born October 30, 1904 in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late Jessie and Martha (Henry) Wallace. She was a homemaker, member of Zion Baptist Church in Gallipolis Ferry, and a former employee of Mohr's Grocery Store in Gallipolis Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ira Utley; three sisters; and one brother.
Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Emma Smith, and Vonna M. and Robert Oliver, all of Gallipolis Ferry; three grandchildren and in-laws, Robert and Sue Oliver Jr., Richard and Sue Oliver, and Sandra and Gary Rayburn; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 2:30 p.m. today, Friday, June 8, 2001 in Deal Funeral home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Joe Hammack and the Rev. Ronald Long officiating. Burial followed in Zion Cemetery, Crab Creek Road, Gallipolis Ferry.
Visitation was held Thursday, June 7, 2001 at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m.

Burton, Bethelene D
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 20, 2001

LETART - Bethelene D. Burton, 71, Letart, died Friday, April 20, 2001 in Veterans Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility, Pomeroy, Ohio.
Arrangements will be announced by Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Bush, James Edward
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, May 15, 2001

SYRACUSE - James Edward Bush, 62, of Syracuse, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2001 at his residence.
He was born on December 8, 1938 in Mason, West Virginia, son of Lecta Mae Criner Bush, and the late William Moodispaugh Bush.
He was employed for more than 21 years as an insurance agent with American General Life and Accident Insurance Company.
He was in the Army Reserves.
Surviving are his wife, Don E. Bush of Syracuse; a son, James E. Bush II of Athens; a daughter, Angie Barrett of Belpre; his mother, Lecta Bush of Gallipolis; three sisters, Linda Kimper, Karen McCoy and Patricia Watson, all of Gallipolis; two brothers, Robert Bush and Roger Bush, both of Gallipolis; stepchildren, James M. Yonkers II of Mason, West Virginia, Kineta L. Burns of Florida, and Philip S. Marrion of South Carolina; grandchildren, Bruce M. Yonkers, Eric S. Marrion, Michael Barrett, Amanda D. Yonkers, Dillon Bush, Benjamin H. Yonkers, Catherine M. Yonkers, Dalton Bush, Corey Barrett, Trent Barrett and Gaven Marrion; and several stepbrothers and sisters.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Moodispaugh Bush.
Services will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2001 at Fisher-Acree Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Officiating. will be Larry Drummond. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 from 6-8 p.m. (cont Point Pleasant Register, May 17, 2001)

Bush, James Edward
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, May 17, 2001

SYRACUSE - James Edward Bush, 62, of Syracuse, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2001 at his residence, after a brief illness.
He was born on December 8, 1938 in Mason, West Virginia, son of Lecta Mae Criner Bush, and the late William Moodispaugh Bush.
Surviving are his wife, Don E. Bush of Syracuse; a son, James E. Bush II of Athens; a daughter, Angie Barrett of Belpre; his mother, Lecta Bush of Gallipolis; four sisters, Marjorie Neal, Linda Kemper, Karen McCoy and Patricia Watson; six brothers, Herbert, Alfred, Leonard, Charles, Robert and Roger; grandchildren, Dillon Bush, Dalton Bush, Michael Barrett and Trent Barrett; several stepsisters and one stepbrother; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his father, William Bush; two children, Peggy Renee and Nancy Sue Bush; one brother, William E. Bush; and one sister, Evelyn Louise.
He was employed for 21 years as an agent with American General Life and Accident Insurance Company.
Services were held today, Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 2 p.m. in Fisher-Acree Funeral Home, Pomeroy. Officiating will be Larry Drummond. Visitation was held in the funeral home on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 from 6-8 p.m.

Bush, Opal Anna
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
November 8, 2001

Opal Anna Bush, 87, Gallipolis Ferry, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Dec. 31, 1913, in Hogsett, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Rosie Campbell Harbor.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin Bush; two brothers, Fred Harbor and Johnny Harbor; and two sisters, Hazel King and Ada Clagg.
Surviving are two sons, Lincoln Bush, and Leo (Joyce) Bush, both of Gallipolis Ferry; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Nellie Turley of Steubenville, and Liza Dabney of Southside, W.Va.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va., with the Rev. Odell Bush, the Rev. Lee Baird and the Rev. Marlin Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove, W.Va. Friends may call at the funeral home on from 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Opal Anna Bush
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
November 2001
Obituaries

GALLIPOLIS FERRY -- Opal Anna Bush, 87, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Wednesday, November 7, 2001, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born December 31, 1913, in Hogsett, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Rosie Campbell Harbor.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Franklin Bush; brothers, Fred Harbor and Johnny Harbor; and sisters, Hazel King and Ada Clagg.
Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Lincoln Bush, and Leo and Joyce Bush, all of Gallipolis Ferry; two sisters, Nellie Turley of Steubenville, Ohio, and LIza Dabney of Southside; three grandsons, Brent, Michael and Greg Bush; a granddaughter, Tammy Powell; and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be 1 pm on Saturday, November 10, 2001, at Deal Funeral Home, with the Rev. Odel Bush, the Rev. Lee Baird and the Rev. Marlin Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, November 9, 2001, from 6-9 pm.

Bryant, Jennings Leon
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
May 2, 2001

LAKIN - Jennings Leon Bryant, 68, of Lakin died April 30, 2001.
Jennings was born in Lang, W.Va., a son of the late Jessie and Ida Bryant.
He was also preceded in death by sister, Arbutus Perry.
He is survived by brother, Herbert Bryant of Niles, Ohio; sister, Frances Compton and her husband, Marvin, of Akron, Ohio; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Hopkins-Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, Ohio, with the Rev. G. Rod Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park.
Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Program, 701 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311.

Cadle, Dallas A.
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 10, 2001

Dallas A. Cadle, 73, of West Columbia died March 8, 2001, in CAMC General Hospital, Charleston. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial with military graveside rites will be in Leon Cemetery, Leon.

Campbell, Garland (Richard)
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 5, 2001

Garland (Richard) Campbell, 70, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at his residence.
Born Jan. 13, 1931, in Hogsett, he was a son of the late Fred T. and Audra (Bush) Campbell.
He also was preceded in death by two sons, John William Hughes and Randy Lee Campbell; two brothers, Lee Campbell and James Olin Campbell; and one grandson.
He was a lift truck operator and was retired from the American Car Foundry in Huntington. He also was a member of the National Fox Hunters Association.
Survivors include his wife, Dimple Jean (Pearson) Campbell of Gallipolis Ferry; three daughters, Julie (Michael) McWilliams of Gallipolis Ferry, Linda (Steve) Critchfield of Rocky Mount, N.C., Marilyn (David) Kesling of Lesage; son, Richard Lee Campbell Jr. of Gallipolis Ferry; three brothers, the Rev. Marlin (Helena) Campbell, John (Dorothy) Campbell, Shirl (Joan) Campbell, all of Gallipolis Ferry; two sisters, Louise McCallister of Point Pleasant, Linda Davis of Gallipolis Ferry; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Lee Baird officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Gallipolis Ferry. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today.

Carpenter, Walter H.
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 10, 2001

Walter H. Carpenter, 83, of Point Pleasant died March 8, 2001, in Kobacher Hospice Center, Columbus, Ohio. Surviving: wife, Gloria Carpenter. Service: 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. today at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Castle, Virginia Elizabeth
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 20, 2001

LETART - Virginia Elizabeth Castle, 78, Letart, died Friday, April 20, 2001 in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Castle, Virginia Elizabeth
April 21, 2001
Huntington Herald-Dispatch
Obituaries

VIRGINIA ELIZABETH CASTLE, 78, of Letart, companion of Carl Robert "Bobby" Darstion, died Friday in Pleasant Valley Hospital. She was a retired nurse aide from Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. Also surviving are one son, Bruce Castle of Waverly, Ohio; two daughters, Ginger Castle of Belleview, Ky., and Alveta Kay Cabritse of Point Pleasant; and three sisters, Jean Perry and Myrtle Neville, both of Point Pleasant, and Barbara McCartney of Gallipolis. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Mount Zion Cemetery, Leon. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home. (cont Point Pleasant Register)

Casto, Bernice Kay
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 31, 2001

Bernice Kay Casto, 51, Point Pleasant, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.
Born Dec. 5, 1950, in Nitro, daughter of to Ernest and Irene (Rutan) Lyons of Eleanor, she was a member of Point Pleasant Chapter75, Order of Eastern Star, and attended Arbuckle Interdenominational Church in Arbuckle. She was a homemaker.
Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Rickey A. Casto; a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Ryan Hill of Parkersburg; two brothers, Ronald (Barbara) Lyons of Dunbar,and Bobby (Pam) Lyons of St. Albans; a sister Edna (Raymond) Reedy of Buffalo; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 1 p.m. today, Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, in Wilcoxen Funeral Home, with Pastor Tommy Legg officiating. Burial was in Forest Hill Cemetery in Letart. Visitation was held in the funeral home on Sunday

Cheer, Elda Jane
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
March 21, 2001
Obituaries

ELDA JANE CHEER, 58, of Point Pleasant died Sunday in Charleston Area Medical Center. She was a teacher. Survivors include one sister, Patricia R. Hawley of Cookeville, Tenn. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Wesleyan Holiness Church, Point Pleasant; burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Flat Rock. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Cheesebrew, Marjorie M. Rainey
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
February 18, 2001

MARJORIE M. RAINEY CHEESEBREW, 85, of Point Pleasant, wife of Howard W. Cheesebrew, died Friday in Pleasant Valley Hospital. She was a homemaker. Also surviving are two daughters, Judy Williams and Barbara Sibley, both of Point Pleasant, and three sisters, Addie Errett and Jo Anne Wilson, both of Point Pleasant, and Thelma Chattin of Reisterstown, Md. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home; burial in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Cheng, Dr. Mark
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
November 30, 2001

Dr. Mark Cheng, 69, of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at his residence.
Born Sept. 9, 1932, in Hong Kong, he was a son of the late Paul S.W. Cheng and Lucy (Sun) Cheng.
Cheng was a member of the medical staff at Pleasant Valley Hospital, and was a former member of the Mason County Medical Association, West Virginia Medical Association, Southern Medical Association and American Medical Association.
Cheng was the past president of the Point Pleasant Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International foundation. He also was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Point Pleasant.
Surviving are a son, Jason Cheng of Austin, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Monique and Steve Joe of Los Angeles, Calif.; and three brothers, Matthew Cheng of Hong Kong, and Luke and John Cheng, both of Toronto, Canada.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant, with Father Regis Schlick, O.F.M. Cap., officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Christopher, Rebecca
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, August 21, 2001
Deaths

POINT PLEASANT - Rebecca Christopher, 84, Point Pleasant, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
Born Oct. 1, 1916 in Salem, India, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Manon Pillai.
Surviving are her husband, Samuel Christopher; a son, Dr. Mark (Kimberly K) Christopher of Gallipolis; a daughter, Dr. Margaret (Manzur Gill) Sushcela of Silcon Valley, Calif.; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant

Clark, Phyllis Faye
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
August 2001

POINT PLEASANT - Phyllis Faye Clark, 78, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, August 11, 2001 at her residence.
Born May 8, 1923 in Seth, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late J Carl and Gladys (Carder) Pauley. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, Stephen Carl Clark; and a brother, J Carl Pauley.
Surviving are her husband, Forrest Clark of Point Pleasant; a stepdaughter, Carol K Rutherford of Point Pleasant; a daughter-in-law, Jamie Clark of Kansas City, Missouri; a sister, Berry Bazemore of California; two stepgrandchildren, Scott Rutherford of Conway, South Carolina, and Lori Hawkins of Roanoke, Virginia; and two nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2001 at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, with Dr. Dave Nash officiating. Burial followed.
Arrangements were by Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Cochran, Julius
December 3, 2001

Julius Cochran, 80, of Point Pleasant, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Nov. 24, 1921, in Pike County, Ky., he was a son of the late John H. Cochran and Octavia (Stanley) Cochran.
A member of Little Tavie Old Regular Baptist Church in Point Pleasant, he was a carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, surviving the Normandy Invasion. In 2001 he received a hero's medal and certificate from the French Government.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Eloise (Brown) Cochran; sons, Tim, Michael Julius and Danny Cochran; grandson, John Isaac Hall; granddaughter, Amanda Cochran; and two brothers, Earl and John Jr. Cochran.
Surviving are his wife, Donna (Porter) Cochran of Point Pleasant; four sons, Johnny (Barbara) Cochran of Point Pleasant, Bobby Cochran of Point Pleasant, Donald Cochran of Lafayette, Ind., Larry (Eva) Cochran of Cheshire, Ohio; three daughters, Janet Hall of Point Pleasant, Debbie (Terry) Staats of Mason, Mary L. (Jerry) Rusk of Gallipolis; two sisters, Grace Slone of Point Pleasant, Magdalene Smith of Pike County, Ky.; six brothers, Gene Cochran of Jackson, Ohio, Chester, Harold, Luther and William H. Cochran, all of Point Pleasant, Ernest Cochran of Pikeville, Ky.; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Wilcoxen Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m. today. A service and visitation also will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Little Tavie Old Regular Baptist Church.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with Elders Sam Franks, Harrison Runyon and Raymond Stapleton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Coleman, Charlotte Amanda Carr
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
March 22, 2001
Obituaries

Charlotte Amanda Carr Coleman, 60, of Mason died Tuesday in Pleasant Valley Hospital. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Jeanie Schneider Boggs of Cincinnati, Cindy Schneider Baker of Logan, Ohio, and Julee Wolfe Meadows of Hartford; one son, Bob Schneider Jr. of Mason; one sister, Nancy Griffith of Pomeroy, Ohio; and one brother, Ronald Carr of Pomeroy. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Letart Falls Cemetery, Letart Falls, Ohio. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Coleman, Johnnie B
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, August 21, 2001
Obituaries

HENDERSON - Johnnie B Coleman, 56, of Henderson, W.Va., died Monday, August 20, 2001, at his residence.
Born November 23, 1944, in Pliny, W.Va., he was the son of the late Wilbert and Elsie A (Saxton) Coleman. He was employed by A.E.P. River Division, Lakin, W.Va., for 20 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Delbert Coleman, Dewey Coleman, James Coleman and William Coleman; and a sister, Elsie Margarite Coleman.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis (Murphy) Coleman of Henderson, W.Va.; daughter, Kay Murphy of Henderson, W.Va.; two stepsons, Larry Roush and Curtis Roush, both of Ohio; six brothers and sisters-in-law, Boyd and Molly Coleman of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va., Roy and Dorothy Coleman, Odell and Eula Coleman, and Warren and Pat Coleman, all of Troy, Ohio, Ray and Loretta Coleman of Carroll, Ohio and Paul and Linda Coleman of Grove City, Ohio; two sisters, Alta Curtight of Charleston, W.Va. and Olevia Kidd of Pineville, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Nikki Murphy and Cory Patterson of Henderson, W.Va.; eight stepgrandchildren; special niece Amy Wolford of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va.; special nephew, Dewey Coleman of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2001, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va. with Pastor Carl Swisher officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Union Cemetery, Pliny, w.Va. (sic)
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, August 22, 2001, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Colley, Stanley
The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH
February 5, 2001

Stanley "Tony" "Wahoo" Colley, 71, of New Haven, W.Va., passed away February 4, 2001 at his home. Survived by special companion, Nancy Powell; daughter, Toni Colley; son, Rusty Colley; sisters, Betty and Dick Walters, and Cheyene Colley, all of Columbus, Oh.; five grandsons, and four granddaughters. Graveside service will be conductd by the Rev. Joe Nunnuly, Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at 2 p.m. at the New Lone Oak Cemetery in Pt. Pleasant, W.Va. Friends may call at the NEW HAVEN FUNERAL HOME in New Haven, W.Va. on Tuesday, from 6-9 p.m. (304) 882-8200. (cont Charleston Gazette)

Colley, Stanley
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 5, 2001

NEW HAVEN - Stanley "Tony" "Wahoo" Colley, 71, of New Haven died Feb. 4, 2001, at home.
He was a veteran of both the Army and the Air Force and a member of the Point Pleasant Moose Lodge.
Surviving: companion, Nancy Powell; son, Rusty Colley of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Toni Colley Mangus of Columbus; sister, Betty Walters of Columbus; nine grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in New Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Joe Nunnuly officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at New Haven Funeral Home.

Collins, Anna Lee
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 18, 2001

POINT PLEASANT - Anna Lee Musgrave Tallman Collins, 100, of Point Pleasant, died Jan. 14, 2001, in Wyngate of Gallipolis, Ohio.
She was a homemaker, a member of the Presbyterian Church, Point Pleasant, a member of the Tue-Endie-Wei Garden Club, life member of the W.Va. State Farm Museum, member of the D.A.R. (local and state), member of the Pleasant Valley Hospital Auxiliary, topics & events chairman of the First Mason County History Book, member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and was honored by the city of Point Pleasant for her service to the city's Historic Landmark Commission.
Surviving: sister, Sally Lou Steenbergen of Columbia, Tenn., stepson, John M. Collins of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; stepdaughter, Elizabeth LaMotte of Chestertown, Md.
A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at The Presbyterian Church, Eighth and Main streets, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. David Nash and the Rev. David LaMotte officiating. A private burial was held earlier in the week at Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of choice. Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements. (cont The Herald-Dispatch)

Collins, Anna Lee Musgrave Tallman
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
January 18, 2001

ANNA LEE MUSGRAVE TALLMAN COLLINS, 100, of Point Pleasant, widow of John Harding Collins, died Sunday in Wyngate of Gallipolis, Ohio. Survivors include one sister, Sally Lou Steenbergen of Columbia, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Elizabeth LaMotte of Chestertown, Md.; and one stepson, John M. Collins of Melbourne Beach, Fla. Memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 8th and Main streets, Point Pleasant. Private burial in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the church. Contributions may be made to charity. Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

Cottrill, James R. Jr
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 11, 2001

POCA - James R. Cottrill Jr., 58, of Poca died Jan. 9, 2001, in Putnam General Hospital, Hurricane, after a short illness.
He was a production superintendent for AEP at the John Amos Plant, owner of 52 Racing Team, and a member of Masonic Lodge 170, Nitro.
Surviving: wife, Jeannie Cottrill; sons, David Allen and James Charles, both of Poca; two grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Doyle Smith officiating. Burial will be in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Mason County, with Masonic rites by Lodge #170. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. (cont The Putnam Democrat and The Cabell Record)

Cottrill, James R. Jr.
The Putnam Democrat and The Cabell Record
January 18, 2001

James R. Cottrill Jr., 58, of Poca died January 9, 2001, in Putnam General Hospital after a short illness.
He was a production superintendent for AEP at the John Amos Plant, owner of 52 Racing Team, and a member of Masonic Lodge 170, Nitro.
Surviving: wife, Jeannie Cottrill; sons, David Allen and James Charles, both of Poca; two grandchildren.
Service was held Friday, January 12, 2001, at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Doyle Smith officiating. Burial with Masonic rites by Lodge 170 was in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Mason County.

Craig, Alvin Lawrence
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 28, 2001
Obituaries

Alvin Lawrence Craig, 84, died Feb. 25, 2001.
He was born on Dec. 23, 1916, in Grimms Landing, West Virginia. He served his country in the United States Army Air Corps as a pilot instructor. During his 38 year career as a bus driver with Greyhound Lines, he was a charter member, board member and later president of Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees Division 1493. He was a member of Charleston Masonic Lodge No. 153, F&AM, Scottish Rite Body and Beni Kedem Shrine Temple.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary, and second wife of 50 years, Isabel.
Surviving: daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Wally Malinsky, Joyce and Tom McConnell; son and daughter-in-law, John and Jan Craig; two sisters, Delcia Morgan and Marie Johnson; five grandchildren, Melayne Figuero, Jonette Cool, Jeannie Syler, and Andy and Rachel Craig. He is also survived by numerous other relatives.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 1, at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. Alvin Cox officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, where Masonic rites will be conferred.
Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257, or the Shriner's Hospital for Children, c/o Beni Kedem Temple, P.O. Box 2589, Charleston, WV 25329.

Crawford, Elsie
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
August 2001
HUNTINGTON - Elsie Crawford, 78, of Huntington died Wednesday, August 22, 2001, at home.
Born May 9, 1923 in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late Charles E and Gertha Belle (Noble) Elliott. She was a homemaker and retired cook for the Mason County School System.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Crawford; and a sister, Marceline Hatfield.
She is survived by a daughter, Jean Crawford of Ocala, Fla; a grandson; and a nephew, Charles Hatfield of Gallipolis Ferry.
Private graveside rites will be held at Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.
NOTE: Huntington, Cabell County, West Virginia
Ocala, Marion County, Florida

Crotty, Mrs. Kathleen Hill
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 14, 2001

PRINCETON - Mrs. Kathleen Hill Crotty, 80, of No. 8, Hunter Park, Princeton, formerly of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died April 12, 2001, at the Princeton Community Hospital.
Born in Princeton on April 18, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Shannon and Beulah Walker Hill. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Princeton, and was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Edward Crotty; two sons, Charles Allen Crotty and Larry Dale Crotty; and three sisters, Ruth Higgins, Delma Wright and Trixie Conner.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Edward Crotty, and wife Lynda Jo, of Princeton, Daniel Keith Crotty of Camp Hill, Pa.; five grandchildren, Cameron Crotty, Caryn C. Eldridge, Robin Shaffer, Tabitha Crotty, and Lance Crotty; one great-grandchild, Justin Shaffer; one sister, Jackie Whittaker of Princeton; two brothers, Dual Hill of Princeton, Dale Hill of Statesville, N.C.
Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Dr. David Dockery officiating. Mrs. Crotty will be buried in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens on the Courthouse Road in Princeton.
Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Crump, Jackie Lee
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
February 3, 2001

JACKIE LEE CRUMP, 52, of New Haven, husband of Linda Newell Crump, died Thursday. He was a welder at Phillip Sporn Power Plant, New Haven. Also surviving are one daughter, Kellie Hoffman; two brothers, Paul Crump of South Shore, Ky., and Carl Crump of King George, Va.; and three sisters, Betty Kearns of New Haven, Edna Scarberry of Point Pleasant and Peggy Mitchell of Grimms Landing. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at New Haven Funeral Home; burial in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Crump, Jackie Lee
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 3, 2001
Mason man dies after 60-foot fall

NEW HAVEN - A Mason County man died Thursday after falling 60 feet at American Electric Power's Phillip Sporn Plant in New Haven.
Chief Deputy Gordon Clark of the Mason County Sheriff's Department said Jackie Lee Crump, 52, of New Haven, fell Thursday while working at the plant.
Crump had gone on a job at the plant when workers noticed him missing after about 90 minutes. He was found in what Clark described as a type of open pipe about 2 p.m. Thursday.
The chief deputy said no foul play is suspected, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will probably investigate the accident.
Crump was a welder for the plant with 24 years' service. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of UMW Local 5396.
Surviving: wife, Linda Newell Crump; daughter, Kellie Hoffman; brothers, Paul Crump of South Shore, Ky., Carl Crump of King George, Va.; sisters, Betty Kearns of New Haven, Edna Scarberry of Point Pleasant, Peggy Mitchell of Grimms Landing; one grandson.
Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at New Haven Funeral Home with the Rev. Bub Herdman officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.(cont The Herald-Dispatch)

Dale, John Robert
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 24, 2001
Obituaries

LAKIN - John Robert "Bobby" Dale, 77, of Lakin died Jan. 23, 2001, in Lakin State Hospital after a long illness.
Surviving: mother, Opal Hudson Lawrence of St. Albans; several cousins.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. Merlin Provance officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Darst, Oma Marie
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
August 2001

POINT PLEASANT - Oma Marie Darst, 82, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, August 10, 2001 at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born July 21, 1919 in Whitesville, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Blair and Virgie Snodgrass.
She was a loving wife and Christian who was a member of Church of Christ in Christian Union Church, Point Pleasant.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank "Shag" Darst; a step grandson, Joey Thompson; a brother, Boyd Snodgrass; and a sister, Arizona Anderson.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Judith Darst of Point Pleasant; daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth Shirley and Leonard Shobe, and Mary Ann and George Plants, all of Point Pleasant; brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Virginia Snodgrass of Beckley, West Virginia; sister-in-law, Margaret Darst of Point Pleasant; grandchildren, David Darst Jr., Lori Darst Thompson, Dale Shobe, Kim Shobe Hall, Randy Shobe, Karla Sullivan Shaffer, Kathy Plants Peterson and Greg Sullivan; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm on Monday, August 13, 2001 at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Dennis Weaver and the Rev. Carl Swisher officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, Flatrock.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, August 12, 2001 from 5-8 pm.

Davis, Michael Glenn
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 12, 2001

HENDERSON - Michael Glenn Davis, 51, of Henderson died Jan. 10, 2001, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
Surviving: sons, Elmer Howard of Henderson, Michael of Dunbar; sisters, Carolyn Sue Boggess of Southside, Patricia Davis of Lincoln County.
Service will be 1 p.m. today at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Lee Baird officiating. Burial will be in Sight Hill Cemetery, Dakota. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home. (cont The Herald-Dispatch)

Davis, Michael Glenn
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
January 12, 2001

MICHAEL GLENN DAVIS, 51, of Henderson died Wednesday in St. Mary's Hospital. Survivors include two sons, Howard Davis of Henderson and Michael Davis of Dunbar; and two sisters, Carolyn Sue Boggess of Southside and Patricia Davis of Lincoln County. Funeral 1 p.m. today at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Slight Hill Cemetery, Dakota. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Dawling, Alicia L
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, October 13, 2001
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Deaths
Alicia L Rhodes Dawlilng

RAVENSWOOD - Alicia L Rhodes Sawling, 44, of Ravenswood, died Thursday, October 4, 2001, in the Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, following a brief illness.
Born November 26, 1956 in Point Pleasant, she was a daughter of the late Tracey Golden and Rebecca Ruth (Cline) Wolfingbarger. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ltter-day Saints.
Survivors include sons, James Rhodes of Hookstown, Penn. And Samuel Rhodes of Lancaster, Ohio; brother, Tracey W Wolfingbarger of Keyser, W.Va.; sisters, Vivian Jean Stiles of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sharon Ann Rhodes of Ripley, Janie Ruth Carver of Stoutsville, Ohio, and Opal Hope Smith of Cannonsburg, Penn; and four grandchildren.
Service will be at 2 pm Sunday, October 14, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with Steve Angus officiating. Burial will follow in the Greer Cemetery, Point Pleasant.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to Sunday's service.

Dawson, Burrell B
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
September 2001

NEW HAVEN - Burrell B Dawson, 79, of New Haven, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2001 at the Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was a retired electrician with the Kaiser Aluminum Company, with 30 years of service; a US Army veteran having served during World War II with the 101st Airborne Division as a paratrooper; a member of Clifton Lodge 23 AF&AM, American Legion Post 140 of New Haven, Point Pleasant Loyal Order of Moose, and a very active member of the Mason Republican Club, serving as a county committee member for several years.
He was the son of the late Alpha W and Stella (Whitehair) Dawson. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah Roush Dawson.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Russell Dawson of New Haven; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Jeffery A and Janet Russell of Mason; half-sister, Rachael Biser of Oakland, Md.; two step grandchildren, Ryan and Katie Russell of Mason; and several nieces and nephews.
The Rev Greg Blair will conduct services at the New Haven Funeral Home, New Haven, W.Va., at 11 am Friday, September 7, 2001. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery, Letart.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, September 6, 2001 from 6-9 pm.

Deal, Elmer "Jum", Jr
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
March 3, 2001

Elmer "Jum" Deal Jr., 74, of Guyandotte, husband of Opal Adkins Deal, died Thursday in St. Mary's Hospital. He worked for Connors Steel. Also surviving are one son, Dallas Deal of Huntington; one daughter, Janice Holley of Apple Grove; and two sisters, Cordilla Barnette and Bonnie Holley, both of Ashton. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at Moore's Chapel Church, Ashton; burial in Deal family cemetery, Ashton. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Dewees, Hobart Jr
Point Pleasant Register
Thursday, March 29, 2001
Obituaries

Horbart Dewees Jr., 68, of Point Pleasant, died Monday, March 26,2001 at his residence. Born November 2, 1932 in Point Pleasant, he was the son of the late Hobart and Mary Emma Cromley Dewees. He was a member of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Flat Rock, where he was a member of the choir, and a former church trustee and Sunday school Superintendent. An avid farmer, he was a former employee of Quality Manufacturing Co. and a construction laborer, He was a member of Construction and General Labor Union Local 1353.
A graduate of Point Pleasant High School, he was a member of the Point Pleasant High School Alumni Association. He was also a member of the Mason County Choir.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years Jean Smith Dewees of Point Pleasant, whom he married on July 14,1956; a son & daughter-in-law, Davis A. & Darlene Dewees of Point Pleasant; two daughters & son-in-law, Lois J. & Davis Scherer of Point Pleasant, and Vickie L. & Darin Walker of Point Pleasant; three sisters & brother-in-law, Donna and Carl Parsons of Point Pleasant, Marjorie and Bill Pauley of Huntington, West Virginia, and the Rev. Annetta and Bill Durst of Letart, a brother and sister-in-law Billy & Ellen Dewees of Lesage, West Virginia, and four grandchildren David and Kayla Dewees, Tori Beth and Darrian Walker. Services were held at 11:00am Thursday March 29,2001 at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church with R.C. Browning and Rev. Justin Moran officiating. Burial was at Forrest Hill Cemetery, Letart, under the direction of Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. (cont The Herald Dispatch)

Dewees, Hobart Jr
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
March 28, 2001
Obituaries

HOBART DEWEES JR., 68, of Point Pleasant, husband of Jean Smith Dewees, died Monday at home. He was a farmer and construction worker. Also surviving are one son, David A. Dewees of Point Pleasant; two daughters, Lois Jean Scherer and Vickie Lynn Walker, both of Point Pleasant; three sisters, Donna Parsons of Point Pleasant, Marjorie Pauley of Huntington and Annetta Durst of Letart; and one brother, Billy Dewees of Lesage. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Letart. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Contributions may be made to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Route 2 Box 665, Point Pleasant, WV 25550.

DeWeese, Warren Abraham
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
October 2001
Warren Abraham DeWeese

LEON - Warren Abraham "Pudge" DeWeese, 41, Leon, died Sunday, October 7, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was an employee of Big Sandy Co. in Catlettsburg, Ky., and attended God's Will Tabernacle in Leon.
Born September 27, 1960 in Charleston, he was a son of Warren V DeWeese of Leon, and the late Anna Mae (Smith) DeWeese.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Karen DeWeese.
Surviving in addition to his father are a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and David Warner of Leon; and a brother, Ronnie L DeWeese of Leon.
Services will be 1 pm Wednesday in Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Verlin "Sampy" Hart officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Leon. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 pm tonight.

Donovan, Emma Louise Smith
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
March 31, 2001
Obituaries

EMMA LOUISE SMITH DONOVAN, 81, of Point Pleasant, widow of William T. Donovan, died Friday at home. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Mary Peck of Point Pleasant. Graveside service 2 p.m. Sunday at Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. There will be no visitation. Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

Dowell, Alvin Edward
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, July 5, 2001

SOUTHSIDE - Alvin Edward Dowell, 74, of Southside, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born July 29, 1926 in Mason County, son of the late James Dowell and Lucy (Warner) Dowell, he was retired from the Corps of Engineers from Pack Island Lock and Dams in War Wood, West Virginia.
He was also an Army veteran, serving in the South Pacific during World War II, a member of the Federal Employees Union No. 2187 A and was a member of the American Legion Post 23 in Point Pleasant.
He was also preceded in death by daughter, Korky Kovach; brother, Clayton Dowell; Alford Dowell, Arthur Dowell, Lenzie and Roy Dowell; and sisters, Millie Spicer, Minerva Livingston and Myrtle Thomas.
He is survived by wife, Peggy Blain Dowell; daughter, Karen Rusnak of Brilliant, Ohio; son-in-law, George Kovach of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Ernest Dowell of Southside; grandchildren, Christina Rusnak of Wierton, West Virginia, Melissa Rusnak of Brilliant, Ohio, Paul Rusnak of Brilliant, Ohio, and Rebehah Kovach of Columbus, Ohio.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2001 at Deal Funeral Home, with the Rev. Agnes Beard officiating. Burial will be in the Beale Chapel Cemetery in Apple Grove, West Virginia, and full military grave side services will be conducted by the American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2001.

Ebert, Lisa Lynn (Humphrey)
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, June 6, 2001

POINT PLEASANT - Lisa Lynn (Humphrey) Ebert, 35, Point Pleasant, died Monday, June 4, 2001 at her residence.
She was a former nursing assistant at Care Haven, Point Pleasant; a 1984 graduate of Point Pleasant High School; a member of Heights United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant; and attended Millstone Church in Apple Grove.
Born Jan. 9, 1966 in Huntington, she was a daughter of James Richard and Geneva M. (Gerlach) Humphrey of Letart.
Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Michael Scott Ebert; a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Ebert of Point Pleasant; two sons, Jesse Thomas Ebert of Point Pleasant, and Joshua "Josh" Lanham of Belmont, N.C.; and a brother, Scott Michael Humphrey of Huntington.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Lee Baird officiating. Burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Erwin, Cline E
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 27, 2001
Death Notices

Cline E Erwin, 87, of Southside died Feb. 25, 2001, in Pleasant Valley Hospital. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the funeral home.

Eubanks, Rosalee Thomas
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 12, 2001

Rosalee Thomas Eubanks, 69, of Letart died March 11, 2001, at home. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Bessie Marie Kapp, 82, of Leon died March 10, 2001, at home after a long illness. Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Evans, Maxine A
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 26, 2001
Obituaries

KENNA - Maxine A. Evans, 66, of Kenna died April 24, 2001, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, following a sudden illness.
She was born Sept. 20, 1934, at Blue Creek, W.Va.
One son, David C. Evans, a brother, Don Jarvis, three grandsons and one great-grandson preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Robert A. Evans; daughters, Joyce Corrick and Connie Swindler, both of Kenna, Gwendolyn Fields of Allens Fork, Carolyn Boyd of Ravenswood; sons, Leon Evans of South Charleston, Eddie Evans of Ripley, Earl Evans of Kenna; sister, Sylvia Asbury of Elkview; brother, Fred Jarvis of Chicago. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with the Rev. Billy Casto officiating. Burial will be in Emma Chapel Church Cemetery, Liberty.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Ewing, Eleanor R
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 2001
MASON - Eleanor R Ewing, 84, of Mason, died Thursday, December 27, 2001, at Brown's Memorial Home in Circleville, Ohio.
She was born February 16, 1917, in West Columbia, daughter of the late Lewis P Dodson and Hattie O (Fowler) Dodson.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl H Ewing, in 1998; a brother, Thomas Dodson; and a sister, Laura H Dunbar.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and David Roush of Amanda, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas E and Janet Ewing of Mason; four grandsons, James C Ewing, of Mason, David E Roush of Lancaster, Ohio, Dale R Roush of Amanda, and Matthew T Roush of Amanda; two step-grandsons, Josh Reed of Mason, and Stephen Reed of Mason; eight great-granddaughters and one great-grandson; one brother, Lester P Dodson of Mason; and one sister, Mabel L Strayer of Parkersburg.
A private family service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2001, at Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Samuel Cale IV officiating.
There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason.

Faudree, Earl L. 'Skinner'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, April 9, 2001

POINT PLEASANT - Earl L. "Skinner" Faudree, 76, of Point Pleasant died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Deal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (cont Charleston Gazette)

Faudree, Earl L. "Skinner"
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 10, 2001

Earl L. "Skinner" Faudree, 76, of Point Pleasant died April 8, 2001, in Pleasant Valley Hospital. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ferguson, Agnes Lynn
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Deaths
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PLINY - Agnes Lynn Ferguson, 37, of Pliny died Sunday, September 23, 2001, at home.
Born July 7, 2964, in Point Pleasant, she was a daughter of Ida Mae (Hudson) Jeffers of Southside and the late Petty Clayton Jeffers. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church and attended Mt. Union United Methodist Church.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Lett, Jr.; a sister, Janet L Watson; two brothers, Noah Clinton Jeffers and John Jeffers; a nephew; and a great-niece.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Larry E Ferguson of Point Pleasant; son, David Lett of Pliny; stepson, Brian Nicholas Ferguson of Teays Valley; two daughters, Danielle Lett and Chantelle Lett, both of Pliny; step-daughters Sarah Lee Ferguson of Teays Valley; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Danny Stanley of Southside, Debra Kay and Roger McDade of Southside, Sarah Katherine and Larry Leport of Henderson, Karen Sue and Rodney Dill of Southside, and Terry Jean and Greg Mundell of Milton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, James P and Frances Jeffers, Allen L and Irene Jeffers and Dearl E and Edna Jeffers, all of Southside; 26 nieces and nephews; 16 great-nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Union United Methodist Church, Pliny, with Pastor David Smith and Pastor Charles Roush officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Union Cemetery.
Friends may call at Wilcoxen Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to Wednesday's service.
NOTE: Pliny, Putnam County, West Virginia, however, she may have actually lived in Mason County/Mt. Union Church and Cemetery are located in Mason County just over the Putnam County line

Ferrell, Linda L
January 26, 2001
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
Obituaries

NEW HAVEN - Linda L. Ferrell, 90, of New Haven, formerly of Syracuse, Ohio, died Jan. 24, 2001, in Rocksprings Nursing Center, Pomeroy, Ohio.
Surviving: sons, Damon E. of Orlando, Fla., David D. of Centerville, Ohio; daughters, Betty J. Frierson of Pensacola, Fla., Nancy C. Holbrook of New Haven, Terrie L. Cozart of Clark Summit, Pa.; sister, Martha Manning of Olive Hill, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at New Haven Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Luckeydoo and the Rev. Mark Marrow officiating. Burial will be in Meigs Memorial Gardens, Pomeroy. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Fink, Jeremy David
Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
February 5, 2001

JEREMY DAVID FINK, 28, of New Haven, died Saturday in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant. He was an auditor for Washington Inventory Services, Columbus, Ohio. Survivors include parents, Georgann and Roger D. Fink of New Haven; and three brothers, Stephen T. Fink of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Timothy W. Fink and Christopher M. Fink, both of Dublin, Ohio. Funeral 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mason; burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Mason. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason. (cont Charleston Gazette | Daily Mail)

Mason man killed in crash
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 5, 2001

HARTFORD - The body of a Mason County man was found Saturday morning in his crashed vehicle near Hartford, according to State Police at the Point Pleasant detachment.
A passer-by saw the vehicle about 4:50 a.m. Saturday and notified State Police, said Trooper G.N. Losh. The car had crashed into a rock embankment, killing driver Jeremy David Fink, 28, of New Haven, Losh said.
Fink had been driving on U.S. 33 between Hartford and New Haven, in an area the trooper described as curvy and residents have nicknamed "The Rocks," when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the rock embankment. There were no witnesses to the accident, and State Police are continuing to investigate.
Fink was a graduate of Wahama High School and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mason.
Surviving: parents, Roger and Georgann Fink of New Haven; brothers, Stephen T. of Gallipolis, Ohio, Timothy W. and Christopher M., both of Dublin, Ohio.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mason, with the Rev. Regis Schlick officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, where there will be a rosary service at 7 p.m.

Fink, Jeremy D.
Dailey Mail, Charleston, WV
February 5, 2001

NEW HAVEN -- Jeremy David Fink, 28, of New Haven, Mason County, was dead- on-arrival Feb. 3, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, from injuries received in an automobile accident, State Police said. He was a graduate of Wahama High School and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mason.
Surviving; parents, Roger and Georgann Fink of New Haven; brothers, Stephen T. of Gallipolis, Ohio, Timothy W. and Christopher M. both of Dublin, Ohio.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Regis Schlick officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, where there will be a rosary service at 7 p.m.

Fisher, Crestie "Dallas"
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
October 21, 2001
Obituaries

CRESTIE "DALLAS" FISHER, 85, of Gallipolis Ferry, husband of Faye M. (Duncan) Fisher, died Friday in Pleasant Valley Hospital. He was a retired construction laborer. Also surviving are one daughter, Kay Harper of Gallipolis Ferry; one son, Eddie Dean Fisher of Gallipolis Ferry; one sister, Bernice Shinn of Smyrna, Tenn.; and two brothers, Doyle Fisher of Red House and Roy Fisher of Dunbar. Funeral 1 p.m. Monday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Beale Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Flora, Charles E. "Red"
The Putnam Democrat and The Cabell Record
January 11, 2001

Charles E. "Red" Flora, 66, of Glenwood, widower of Wilma Young Flora, died Tuesday, January 2, 2001, in Sandusky, Ohio. He was a retired mechanic for the former McComas Exxon in Huntington. Survivors include two daughters, Connie Chapman of Norwalk, Ohio, and Nellie Badillo of Sunnydale, Calif.; and two sons, Michael Flora of Glenwood and Charles Flora of Lesage. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 6, 2001 at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington; burial in Beale Chapel Cemetery.

Flowers, Harry M. 'Mopey'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 18, 2001
POINT PLEASANT - Harry M. 'Mopey' Flowers, 74, Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001 in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by Crow- Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Flowers, Harry M. 'Mopey'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 20, 2001

POINT PLEASANT - Harry M. "Mopey" Flowers, 74, Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, April 18, 2001 in Pleasant Valley Hospital ER, Point Pleasant.
Service will be 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2001 in Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Herman H. Jordan and the Rev. L. Frank Frye officiating.

Flowers, Harry M. 'Mopey'
Charleston Gazette, WV
April 20, 2001

POINT PLEASANT - Harry M. "Mopey" Flowers, 74, of Point Pleasant died April 18, 2001. Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Foreman, William O
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
February 7, 2001

William O. Foreman, 84, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Mason County, died Sunday in Sunrise on the Scioto, Columbus. He was a retired metal worker for North American Rockwell Industries, Columbus. Survivors include one sister, Gladys L. Daugherty of Columbus; and one brother, John F. Foreman of Columbus. Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Greer Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. (cont Charleston Gazette)

Foreman, William O.
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 7, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio - William O. Foreman, 84, of Columbus, formerly of Mason County, W.Va., died Feb. 4, 2001, in Sunrise on the Scioto.
He was a retired metal worker from North American-Rockwell, Columbus, and was an Army veteran of World War II.
Surviving: brother, John F. of Columbus; sister, Gladys L. Daugherty of Columbus; three nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va., with the Rev. Justin Moran officiating. Burial will be in Greer Cemetery, Point Pleasant, with military rites by American Legion Post 23, Mason County. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home.

Forth, Alma Lee
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
March 22, 2001
Obituaries

ALMA LEE FORTH, 91, of Fraziers Bottom, widow of George Welston Forth, died Tuesday in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant. Survivors include one daughter, Joann Sisson of Pliny; and one brother, Ralph Jenkins of Milton. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church; burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Heck Funeral Home, Milton.

Freeman, Eugene White
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 16, 2001

LETART, W.Va. - Eugene White Freeman, 69, Letart, died Sunday, April 15, 2001 in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. Greg Collins officiating. (cont)

Freeman, Eugene White
April 28, 2001
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV

EUGENE WHITE FREEMAN, 69, of Letart died Sunday in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant. He was night auditor at Days Inn. Survivors include three daughters, Kathryn E. DeNapoli of Letart, Margaret J. Kur of Venice, Fla., and Dorothy E. Platt of Nokomis, Fla.; two sons, William C. Freeman of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Robert E. Freeman of Wisconsin; and one brother, Richard Freeman of Hamilton, N.J. Memorial service 1 p.m. Thursday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason; burial in Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick, N.J. There will be no visitation.

 

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