Mason County Obituaries 2001 S - Z

 

Sammons, Mary Elizabeth Heltsley
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
January 3, 2001

Mary Elizabeth Heltsley Sammons, 90, of Glen Hayes, widow of Auxier "Butch" Sammons, died Tuesday in Lakin Hospital, Point Pleasant. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Mitchell of Plain City, Ohio; and two grandsons. Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilson Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky.; burial in Maynard Cemetery, Glen Hayes. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Sayre, Marian
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, September 21, 2001
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Obituaries
Marian Burt Sayre

POINT PLEASANT - Marian Burt Sayre, 98, of Point Pleasant, died Thursday, September 20, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, following a brief illness.
Born March 3, 1903 in Cambridge, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Perry E and Anna L (McCann) Burt.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Colonel Charles Lewis Chapter of DAR and Point Pleasant Woman's Club. She was an English teacher in Mason County for 30 years, and a former member of Johnson Memorial Church, Buford Chapter DAR and Huntington Woman's Club in Huntington, West Virginia.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John Sayre; a son, John Sayre Jr.; a brother, Fredrick Burt; and a sister, Margaret Koebler.
Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Nancy S and Cecil Minton of Point Pleasant, and Mary E Potter of San Antonio, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, William B and Suzanne Sayre of Huntington; a brother, Edward E Burt of Anaheim, California; five grandchildren, Diana Johnson of Monet, Montana, Ellen Potter of Point Pleasant, Anna Sayre of San Mateo, California, Jack Sayre of Madison, Wisconsin, and Shannon Sayre of Proctorville, Ohio; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 pm on Sunday, September 23, 2001 at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Dr L Frank Frye officiating. Burial will follow in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, September 23, 2001 from noon until 2 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Beale Chapel Cemetery Fund, in care of Carol Martin, 2085 Huntington Road, Apple Grove, West Virginia 25502, or Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund, P O Box 228, Point Pleasant, West Virginia 25550.

Schneider, Robert P, Jr
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, October 15, 2001

MASON - Robert P. Schneider Jr., 42, of Mason, died Sunday, October 14, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Schneider, Robert 'Bobby' Paul, Jr.
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, October 16, 2001

MASON, W.Va. - Robert "Bobby" Paul Schneider Jr., 42, of Mason, died Sunday, October 14, 2001 at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
Born October 18, 1958 in Batesville, Indiana, he was the beloved son of Robert Paul Schneider Sr., and Judy Schneider of Florence, Indiana, and step-father, Gene Wolfe of New Castle, Pennsylvania.
A 1976 graduate of Meigs High School, he was a boilermaker and construction worker, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte (Carr) Coleman; two brothers, Steven Schneider and Kenneth Scott Wolfe; and two grandfathers and one grandmother.
Along with his father, stepmother and stepfather, he is survived by a daughter, Tara L. VanZandt and a a son, Jaryd Bradley Schneider, both of Fort Worth, Texas; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Jeanie and Jeff Boggs of Cincinnati, Cindy and Rick Baker of Logan, Patti and Billy Louks of Florence, Indiana, Julee Wolfe Meadows of Mason; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Amy Schneider of Milan, Indiana; paternal grandmother, Elsie Schneider of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; nine nieces and nephews; and special aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Graveside rites will be 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at Lone Oak Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Pastor Mark Morrow will officiate.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant. (Death Notice)

Schwartz, Mary Etta
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 14, 2001
Mary Etta Schwartz, 86, of Point Pleasant died March 12, 2001, at the home of her daughter. Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Selby, James H
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 18, 2001

POINT PLEASANT - James H. Selby, 79, of Point Pleasant died Jan. 16, 2001, in River Side Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
He was a retired welder for B&Q Machine Shop, Ambrosia.
Surviving: son, David Selby of Point Pleasant; daughter, Robin Selby of Point Pleasant, Sandra Oliver of Pulaski, Tenn.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Bill Banks officiating. There will be no visitation. Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements. (The Herald-Dispatch)

Selby, James H
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
January 19, 2001

JAMES H. SELBY, 79, of Point Pleasant, widower of Emogene Ruth Selby, died Tuesday in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He was a retired welder at B&Q Machine Shop, Ambrosia. Survivors include one son, David Selby of Point Pleasant; and two daughters, Robin Selby of Point Pleasant and Sandra Oliver of Pulaski, Tenn. Graveside service 2 p.m. today at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. There will be no visitation. Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

Shepard, Michael A. "Mike"
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
October 21, 2001
Obituaries

MICHAEL A. "MIKE" SHEPARD, 41, of Mason died Friday (October 19, 2001) in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant. He was a graduate of Marshall University. Survivors include his parents, Delores A. (McArdle) and Everett A. "Pete" Shepard Jr. of Mason; one brother, Joseph L. "Joe" Shepard of Mason; one sister, Edie K. Sava of Tampa, Fla.; and grandmother, Glenna Shepard of Mason. Funeral 1 p.m. Monday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason; burial in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Short, Phyllis Ann "Sue"
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
January 16, 2001

PHYLLIS ANN "SUE" SHORT, 43, of Lesage died Sunday in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant. Survivors include mother, Lena Oldaker Short of Lesage; five daughters, Tamatha Hughes of Huntington, Jamie Faulkner of Culloden and Amy Hughes, Melinda Dawn Hughes and Ivy Hughes, all of Lesage; two sisters, Martha Lanham and Pam Short, both of Lesage; and five brothers, Mike Short and Anthony Short, both of Barboursville, and Gary Short, Jeff Vance and John Short, all of Lesage. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville; burial in Greenbottom Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Shook, Robert Leroy
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
September 2001

NEW HAVEN - Robert Leroy Shook, 70, New Haven, died Monday, September 17, 2001 at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
The son of the late George A and Elizabeth Shook, he was employed by the City of Akron, Ohio, for 27 years.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Surviving are his wife, Nora M Shook; three daughters and sons-in-law, Tracey and Bill Hardman of Stow, Ohio, Donna and John Soros of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Peggy and Frank Foley of Akron, Ohio; sons, John Shook of Cuyahoga Falls, and Tim, Ray, George, Gerald, Kenny, Rex and Bob Shook, all of Akron; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Deb Shook of Cuyahoga Falls; stepchildren, Darrin, Carrin, Rusty (Sheila) and Mark Bolin of Akron, Ohio, Lisa and Randy Russell of Gallipolis Ferry, Mike and Kathy Bolin of Racine, Ohio, and Janet and Toby Oldaker of New Haven; sister, Virginia Southers of Akron; and 36 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be a pm Thursday in New Haven-Anderson Funeral Home, 174 Layne St., New Haven. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 pm tonight.

Siders, Nellie Spears
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, September 3, 2001

POINT PLEASANT - Nellie Spears Siders, 79, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, August 31, 2001 in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born July 1, 1922 in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late John and Minnie Austin Spears. She was a member of the Henderson Church of Christ and was a retired florist.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Siders; a daughter and son-in-law, Jack and Nina Eads; a grandson, Jack Edward Eads Jr., and granddaughter Sandra Gayle Eads; three brothers, Carl Clyde Spears, William Cassius Spears and Ray Edward Spears; a sister, Dorothy Spears Lee; a niece, Janet Louise Neal; and a nephew, Dallas Bills.
Survivors include a sister, Imogene McEachern of Point Pleasant; sisters-in-law, Jewell Spears of Gallipolis Ferry, and Marguerite Spears of Proctorville, Ohio; nieces, Susan Evans of Point Pleasant, Betty Phillips and Irene Burkhamer, both of Los Angeles, California, and Linda Franco of Austin, Texas; nephews, Robert Spears of Point Pleasant, Jimmy McEachern of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Ray E. Spears Jr. of Bloomington, Indiana; great-nieces, Marsha White of Corona Del Mar, California, Debbie Jones of Charleston, and Natalie Escue of Point Pleasant; great-nephews, T.J. Evans, Joshua McEachern, Jeff Neal, Lee Bills, Robert Bills and Robert Spears; great-great-nieces, Bridgette Escue and Whitnes Spears; great-great-nephews, T.J. Escue and Mickey Williams; and special family members, Kathy Milanese, Libby Morgan and Billy Adkins.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, September 3, 2001 at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Brother George Topping officiating. Burial followed in the Austin Hope McLeod Cemetery, Gallipolis Ferry.

Sidler, Harold E Jr
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
February 14, 2001
HAROLD E. SIDLER JR, 68, of Apple Grove, husband of Bonnie Bell Powers Sidler, died Monday in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Air Force as a chief master sergeant. Also surviving are his mother, Josephine Fratangelo Sidler of Clyde, N.Y.; two sons, Joseph A. Sidler of Apple Grove and Harold E. Sidler III of Bristow, Va.; three daughters, Cathy Ann Smith of Durham, N.C., and Bonnie Jean Ward and Meggan Sidler, both of Apple Grove; and two brothers, Edward Sidler of Macedon, N.Y., and Donald Sidler of Jackson, Miss. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday at Barton Chapel Church, Apple Grove; burial in Barton Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.
DOD: February 12, 2001

Simmons, Loretta "Katheryn"
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
November 13, 2001

Loretta "Katheryn" Simmons, 79, of Point Pleasant, died Sunday, November 11, 2001, at her residence, following a brief illness.
Born December 1, 1921, in Kanawha County, daughter of the late Lawrence Newcomer and Flora Secrest Newcomer, she was a homemaker and attended New Life Church of God of Gallipolis, Ohio.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are her husband, Nathan Simmons of Point Pleasant; daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Elmer Hart of Point Pleasant, and Brenda and Alex Schultz of Point Pleasant; and grandchildren, Leah and Jeff Buck of Vincent, Ohio, Kevin Hart of Columbus, Ohio, Myra and Chad Conrad of Milton, West Virginia, and Natalie Schultz of Point Pleasant.
Services will be Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Deal Funeral Home, with the Rev. Rick Towe and the Rev. Charles Moses officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery in Flatrock
Friends may visit Tuesday, November 13, 2001, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Skeens, Gaye Hodges
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 27, 2001
Obituaries

Gaye Hodges Skeens of Nitro died Saturday, March 24, 2001, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
She was the youngest of three daughters born to David and Alice Hodges of Hernshaw, W.Va.
She was a beloved mother, homemaker, wife and friend. She was a member of the Hernshaw Baptist Church. She attended local schools, graduating from East Bank High School and Capital City Commercial School.
Gaye was preceded in death by a son, James Arthur Skeens III, father, David L. Hodges, mother, Alice Mitchell Hodges, and sister, Eliza Jo Halstead.
She is survived by her husband, James A. Skeens Jr.; brothers, Lee Hodges of Victoria, Texas, Emmel Hodges of Hernshaw, W.Va., David Hodges of Marmet, W.Va.; sister, Mrs. Jeanette Hodges Keeney of Racine, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant, W.Va., with the Rev. Okey B. Harless officiating.
Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, is in charge of arrangements.

Smith, Gertrude August Selby
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
August 2001

POINT PLEASANT - Gertrude August Selby Smith, 91, Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001 at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant.
She was a former employee at Mason Furniture, Heck's Restaurant and Quality Manufacturing, all in Point Pleasant. She had been a member of Eckard EUB Chapel Church.
Born Aug. 22, 1909 in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late John and Olive Morgan Selby.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William Early Smith; two sons, Gene Wayne Smith and William E Smith Jr.; two grandchildren, Earl Wayne "Bimbo" Smith and James Will "Amos" Smith; two brothers, Wilkens and John Wayne Selby; and a sister, Louise Selby.
Surviving are three daughters, Mary Lois Easter of Ripley, Janett Carole Carpenter of Elkview, and Sandra June Newton of Charlotte, N.C.; three sons, Arthur D Smith of Leon, Charles Randall Smith of Point Pleasant, and James Ronald Smith of Henderson; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, one hour prior to the funeral service.

Smith, Janet R
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 23, 2001
Death Notices

Janet R. Smith, 62, of New Haven died Feb. 20, 2001, in James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Fairview Bible Church, Gibbstown.

Smith, Leroy Edward
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
November 5, 2001

HENDERSON - Leroy Edward Smith, 71 of Henderson, died Wednesday, October 31, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born August 12, 1930, in Point Pleasant, the son of the late Theodore R. and Marie (Anderson) Smith, he was a retired farm hand at Shadle Farm in Southside and a U.S. Army veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Leonard Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Jane (Mutterspaught) Smith; daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Frank Meadows, Donna and Jack DeWitt, and Linda and Frank Bates, all of Henderson; daughters Wanda Miller of Point Pleasant and Vicki Smith of Southside; brothers, Clarence Smith of West Columbia, Theodore Smith of Mason, and Wayne Smith of Point Pleasant; sisters, Carabelle Wears of Henderson, Leona Mae Smith of Mason, Betty McDermitt of Apple Grove, Belva Smith of Point Pleasant, and Gloria Flowers of Letart; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Crab Creek Road.
Friends may visit Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Smith, Luther O
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
February 18, 2001
LUTHER O. SMITH, 70, of Point Pleasant, husband of Sally L. Durst Smith, died Friday at home. He was a retired supervisor for American Electric Power Co. Also surviving are two sons, Terry L. Smith of Grove City, Ohio, and Timothy D. "Duke" Smith of Point Pleasant; and two brothers, Kenneth L. Smith of Lake City, Fla., and Robert Saunders of Charleston. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
DOD: February 16, 2001

Sparks, Lucille Whittington
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
March 5, 2001
LUCILLE WHITTINGTON SPARKS, 75, of Point Pleasant, widow of Joseph E. Sparks, died Saturday in Pleasant Valley Hospital. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Hesson of Apple Grove and Caroline Sue Doss and Edith Virginia Plants, both of Point Pleasant; three sons, William E. Shuler of Middleport, Ohio, Kenneth L. Shuler of Lesage and John W. Shuler of Point Pleasant; and two sisters, Ruth Ann Strutton of Oklahoma and Roselee Roark of Delaware, Ohio. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Mount Union Cemetery, Pliny. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and before funeral Tuesday at the funeral home.
DOD: March 3, 2001

Sprouse, Alfred Landon
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
November 12, 2001

Alfred Landon Sprouse, 66, of Point Pleasant, died Sunday, November 11, 2001, at Cleveland Clinic in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Born October 23, 1935, in Mason County, he was the son of the late James M. Sprouse and Maud Mae (Booth) Sprouse of Mason County.
He was a carpenter and worked construction. He was a 40-year member of Carpenter's Local No. 1159 of Point Pleasant.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Wongga Hoffman and Eleanor June Bault; and brothers, Jack Sprouse and James Franklin Sprouse.
He is survived by wife, Sandra J. (Richie) Sprouse; daughters, Allison (Sprouse) Underwood of Point Pleasant, and Marsha Bumgarner of Point Pleasant; son, Alfred L. Sprouse II of Point Pleasant; sisters, Maurrene Schurman, Pearlene Van Ooteghem, Joann Reed, Lera Price, Judy Ginther and Betty Knapp; brothers James M. Sprouse, and Roscoe Sprouse; grandchildren, Landon Bumgarner, Brandon Bumgarner, Catherine Sprouse, Kyle Sprouse, Grace (Ali) Sprouse, Evan Sprouse and Rylee Underwood; and a great-grandchild, Christina Bumgarner.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at Wilcoxen Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
There will be no visitation.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1221-A Ohio Avenue, P.O. Box 1115, Dunbar, West Virginia 25064.

Staats, Martha Jane
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, August 6, 2001

POINT PLEASANT - Martha Jane Staats, 78, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Friday, August 3, 2001, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born October 13, 1922 in Hartford, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Zella (Gower) Gibbs. She was a member of Non- Denominational Church and was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Elias, Imogene Walker and Mabel Jamison.
Survivors include her husband, James H. Staats of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, James D. and Sandra Staats and Thomas H. and Cathy Staats, all of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane A. and Loyd Moore of Williamstown, W.Va.; two sisters and brother-in-law, Ernestine Werry of Pomeroy, Ohio and Pat and Marcellus Waid of New Haven, W.Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph V. and Dorothy Gibbs Jr. of New Haven, W.Va. and Jake L. and Edith Gibbs of Worthington, Ohio; six grandchildren, Thomas C. Staats, Scott Moore, Steve Moore, Jaime Sang, Jennifer Staats and Kristen Staats; and three great-grandchildren, Justin Staats, Lexi Moore and Tyler Moore.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2001, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va. with Simon Dean and Dennis Falb officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery, New Haven, W.Va.
Friends may call at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Monday, August 6, 2001, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Stanley, Beatrice L.
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, October 18, 2001

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. - Beatrice L. Stanley, 79, Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at her residence
Born Sept. 17, 1922 in Walton, W.Va., daughter of the late Ancil and Sarah Cooper Daugherty, she was a homemaker, and worked at Senior Citizens Center of Point Pleasant.
She attended Gospel Lighthouse, Pleasant Concord Baptist Church and Gospel Tabernacle Church.
She was also preceded in death by husband, John R. Stanley; a son, Ronnie Stanley; a granddaughter, Tessa Connolly; two brothers, Harry and Sidney Daugherty; and a sister, Midge Daugherty.
Surviving are five sons, James (Judy) Stanley of Point Pleasant, Donald (Ann) Stanley of Dallas, Texas, Stephen (Tereasa) Stanley of Greenboral, N.C., Richard (Sue) Daugherty of Youngstown, and Robert Stanley of Arkansas; five daughters, Deloris (John) Budd of Montana, Brenda Clark and Diane Pearson, both of Point Pleasant, Linda Workman of Gallipolis, and Connie Wyer of Parkersburg, W.Va.; 26 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, June Justice of Lefthand, W.Va.; and a brother, Jack Daugherty of Point Pleasant.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Bill Banks officiating. Burial will be in Rockey Branch Cemetery, Spencer, W.Va. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday. (The Herald-Dispatch)

Stanley, Beatrice L
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
October 18, 2001

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. - Beatrice L. Stanley, 79, Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 at her residence
Born Sept. 17, 1922 in Walton, W.Va., daughter of the late Ancil and Sarah Cooper Daugherty, she was a homemaker, and worked at Senior Citizens Center of Point Pleasant.
She attended Gospel Lighthouse, Pleasant Concord Baptist Church and Gospel Tabernacle Church.
She was also preceded in death by husband, John R. Stanley; a son, Ronnie Stanley; a granddaughter, Tessa Connolly; two brothers, Harry and Sidney Daugherty; and a sister, Midge Daugherty.
Surviving are five sons, James (Judy) Stanley of Point Pleasant, Donald (Ann) Stanley of Dallas, Texas, Stephen (Tereasa) Stanley of Greenboral, N.C., Richard (Sue) Daugherty of Youngstown, and Robert Stanley of Arkansas; five daughters, Deloris (John) Budd of Montana, Brenda Clark and Diane Pearson, both of Point Pleasant, Linda Workman of Gallipolis, and Connie Wyer of Parkersburg, W.Va.; 26 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, June Justice of Lefthand, W.Va.; and a brother, Jack Daugherty of Point Pleasant.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Bill Banks officiating. Burial will be in Rockey Branch Cemetery, Spencer, W.Va. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Steenbergen, Mrs. Sally
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
June 2001

COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Mrs. Sally Lou Musgrave Steenbergen, retired school teacher and lifelong resident of Columbia, died Monday, June 11, 2001 at Maury Regional Hospital.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, with the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
A native of Ten Mile, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late C.G.P. Musgrave and Eva Yauger Musgrave.
Mrs. Steenbergen received her Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University in 1935 and taught in Wahama high School in West Virginia that year. In 1938, she was transferred to Point Pleasant Junior High School. Later she received her Masters Degree in school administration and supervision from Marshall University.
She received her Certificate for County Superintendent from Marshall University. When her husband, John W. Steenbergen, was in military service, Mrs. Steenbergen returned to her home in Point Pleasant, and served as principal of Wahama High School. Later, she was appointed county superintendent. At the end of World War II, Mr. and Mrs. Steenbergen moved back to Columbia, where she taught at Whitthorne Junior High School for several years.
Mrs. Steenbergen was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, and was former treasurer for several years of the James K. Polk Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, John W. Steenbergen of Columbis; daughter-in-law, Berry Steenbergen of Columbia; and two grandchildren, William R. "Bill" Steenbergen and Lee Steenbergen, both of Columbia.
She was preceded in death by one son, John W. "Jock" Steenbergen III; and one sister Anna Lee Collins.
NOTE: Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee

Stephens, Genevieve Frances
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
February 7, 2001
GENEVIEVE FRANCES STEPHENS, 69, of Leon, wife of Arthur Stephens, died Tuesday in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehab, Point Pleasant. She was a homemaker. Also surviving are one son, Stanley Stephens of Leon. Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Letart. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Stephens, Genevieve F
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 7, 2001

LEON - Genevieve Frances Stephens, 69, of Leon died Feb. 6, 2001, in Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, Point Pleasant.
She was a homemaker and a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: husband, Arthur Stephens; son, Stanley of Leon; five half sisters and five half brothers.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Joseph Hammack officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Letart. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. (The Herald-Dispatch)

Stephens, Raymond A. 'Bubby' II
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 13, 2001

HARTFORD - Raymond A. "Bubby" Stephens II, 12, of Hartford, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, from injuries received from a bicycle-motor vehicle accident on U.S. 33 in Hartford.
Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements. (The Herald-Dispatch)

Stephens, Raymond A. "Bubby" II
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
April 13, 2001

RAYMOND A. "BUBBY" STEPHENS II, 12, of Hartford died Wednesday in St. Mary's Hospital. He was a fifth-grade student at Mason Elementary Schoo1. Survivors include his mother, Angela Duty Stephens of Hartford; his father and stepmother, Raymond A. and Kathy Stephens of Gallipolis, Ohio; one sister, Tiffany M. Stephens of Hartford; one brother, Leo A. Stephens of Hartford; four stepsisters, Bethany Colvin, Sara Morrison and Amy Colvin, all of Gallipolis, and Mindy McCombs of Middleport, Ohio; and grandparents, Tom and Shirley Stephens of Gallipolis, Barbara and Fred Bowen of Galion, Ohio, James and Rhonda Duty of Patriot, Ohio, and Janet and William Viers of Scottown, Ohio. Funeral 1 p.m. Saturday at Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis; burial in Flag Springs Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Stewart, Harold Franklin
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 2001

POINT PLEASANT -- Harold Franklin Stewart, 59, of Point Pleasant, died Thursday, December 27, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was born March 27, 1942, in Mason County, a son of the late James and Elizabeth Rainey Stewart.
He was employed by the AEP Mountaineer Plant in New Haven as a maintenance worker.
Also preceding him in death were five brothers, James, Herman, Samuel, Charles and Marvin Stewart; and four sisters, Audrey Westmoreland, Inez Randolph, Rena Randolph, and Margaret Messick.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Bugs" Stewart of Point Pleasant; two sons and one daughter-in-law, James and Jackie Stewart of Point Pleasant and Randy "Booh" Stewart, also of Point Pleasant; two special granddaughters, Amanda and Rachel Stewart; mother and father in law, Carl and Zelda Simpkins of Point Pleasant; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy G Stewart of Point Pleasant, Johnnie and Doris Stewart of Gallipolis, Guy and Hilda Stewart of Point Pleasant, Carl "Sunny" Simpkins of Point Pleasant, Bill and Betty Simpkins of Point Pleasant, Harry "Moke" and Pam Simpkins of Point Pleasant, Rick Simpkins of Point Pleasant, Tom and Michelle Simpkins of Nicklasville, Ky, Tammy and Charles Grimes of Point Pleasant, Debbie and Scott Stewart of Point Pleasant, and Carolyn and Larry Roach of Melbourne, Fla; one sister and brother-in-law, Jude and Dale Roush of Henderson; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted Monday, December 31, 2001, 11 am at Deal Funeral Home, with the Rev Carl Swisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery, New Haven.
Friends may call the funeral home Sunday, December 30, from 6 to 9 pm

Stewart, James 'Jimbo' Jr.
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 15, 2001

HENDERSON - James "Jimbo" Stewart Jr., 47, of Henderson died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements. (The Herald-Dispatch | Charleston Gazette)

Stewart, James 'Jimbo' Jr
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
April 16, 2001

JAMES "JIMBO" STEWART JR, 47, of Henderson, husband of Susan Gibson Stewart, died Saturday in Pleasant Valley Hospital. He was a carpenter. Also surviving are mother, Jennie Stewart of Henderson; and two sisters, Ellen Jordan of Gallipolis Ferry and Mary Poling of Belpre, Ohio. Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home; burial in Zion Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Stewart, James "Jimbo" Jr
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 17, 2001

HENDERSON - James "Jimbo" Stewart Jr., 47, of Henderson died April 14, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born Aug. 9, 1953, in Point Pleasant, he was a son of Jennie Siders Stewart of Henderson and the late James Milton Stewart.
He was a carpenter, a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant and the Point Pleasant Moose Lodge.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Susan Gibson Stewart of Henderson; sisters, Ellen Jordan of Gallipolis Ferry, Mary Poling of Belpre, Ohio.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Bert Flora officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Gallipolis Ferry.

Stewart, Josephine Sebrell
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
January 29, 2001
Obituaries

JOSEPHINE SEBRELL STEWART, 82, of Point Pleasant, widow of Herman Lawrence Stewart, died Sunday at home. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one sister, Edith Kearns of Clifton. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. (Charleston Gazette)

Stewart, Josephine
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 29, 2001

POINT PLEASANT - Josephine Sebrell Stewart, 82, of Point Pleasant died Jan. 28, 2001, at home.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving: sister, Edith Kearns of Clifton; several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Greg Collins officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Stewart, Marvin R. "Huddy"
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
February 4, 2001

MARVIN R. "HUDDY" STEWART, 74, of Point Pleasant died Saturday in Pleasant Valley Hospital. He worked in floodwall maintenance. Survivors include one sister, Judy Roush of Henderson; and four brothers, Roy Stewart, Guy Stewart and Harold Stewart, all of Point Pleasant, and Johnie Stewart of Gallipolis, Ohio. Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. (Sunday Gazette-Mail)

Stewart, Marvin R.
Sunday Gazette-Mail, Charleston, WV
February 4, 2001

POINT PLEASANT - Marvin R. "Huddy" Stewart, 74, of Point Pleasant died Feb. 3, 2001, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was an employee of the city of Point Pleasant, where he worked as a floodwall maintenance attendant for 37 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant.
Surviving: sister, Judy Roush of Henderson; brothers, Roy, Guy and Harold, all of Point Pleasant, Johnie of Gallipolis, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Carl Swisher and the Rev. Merle Woods officiating. Burial will be in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 23. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Stewart, Robert E
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
January 27, 2001
Obituaries

ROBERT E. STEWART, 61, of Hartford, husband of Mary A. Stewart, died Friday (January 26, 2001) in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. Also surviving are one stepdaughter, Joann Cunningham of Hartford; and three sisters, Catherine Berkley of Port Orange, Fla., and Virginia Ward and Lucille Ohlinger both of West Columbia. Funeral 1 p.m. Monday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason; burial in Stewart Cemetery, West Columbia. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Stone, Rex M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, October 30, 2001

BIDWELL - Rex M. Stone, 70, of 836 Thaxton Road, Bidwell, passed away unexpectedly at 2:25 a.m. on Monday, October 29, 2001, in the emergency department at the Holzer Medical Center.
Born April 19, 1931, in Rutland Township of Meigs County, he was the son of the late J. Armour Stone and Myrtle Haynes Stone.
He was a retired maintenance technician in Columbus, where he was employed for more than 40 years before returning back to Gallia County.
He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Pomeroy, and the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 731 in Point Pleasant, W.Va. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was a 1945 graduate of the Bidwell-Porter High School.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty R. Varney Stone, in November 1989; a sister, Ruth Grandel; and three brothers, Shirley Stone, Russell Stone and Bob Stone.
He is survived by a very special friend, Kathryn Green Costen of Bidwell; three brothers, Vernon Stone and his wife, Doris, both of Johnstown, Warren Stone and his wife, Mary, both of Pataskala, and Roy Stone of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
Also surviving are special friends, James Green of Middleport, Bill Green of Gallipolis, Linda Baisden of Oak Hill, and Brenda Stotler of Gallipolis.
Services will be 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2001, in Cremeens Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Lamar O'Bryant.
Friends may call at the chapel from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2001.
Additional calling hours will be observed from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2001, at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville, Ohio.
Graveside services will follow in Northlawn Memory Gardens in Westerville.

Stone, Ruth J. King
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
March 28, 2001
Death Notices

LEON - Ruth J. King Stone, 83, of Leon went home to be with the Lord March 26, 2001, in OSU Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
She was a homemaker, attended Smith Church, Leon, and was preceded in death by her parents, Charles "Bear" King and Lenna Stewart King.
Survivors include: husband of 65 years, Herman Stone; sons, Gene Stone and his wife, Nancy, of Columbus, Ohio, Gary Stone and his wife, Anna, of Columbus, Ohio; daughters, Marcella Thomas and her husband, Bob, of Columbus, Ohio, Linda Martin and her husband, Howard, of Buffalo; sisters, Ruby Pickens of Marion, Ohio, Kathleen Hill of Columbus, Ohio, Juanita Burdette of Leon; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Herman Jordan and the Rev. Sampy Hart officiating. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, Leon.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Stover, Elza Edgar
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
January 13, 2001

ELZA EDGAR STOVER, 76, of Apple Grove, husband of Opal Duncan Stover, died Thursday (January 11, 2001) in St. Mary's Hospital. He was a farmer and retired millwright from ACF Industries in Huntington. Also surviving are one son, Tony Stover of Apple Grove; one daughter, Judy Northup of Point Pleasant; one brother, Ira Stover of Delaware, Ohio; and four sisters, Jean Flora of Apple Grove and Margaret Kinniard, Edith Mayes and Maxine White, all of Delaware. Funeral 1 p.m. Sunday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home

Stover, Merlin H.
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 6, 2001

LEON - Merlin H. "Smokey" Stover, 78, of Leon, formerly of Cross Lanes, died Jan. 4, 2001, at home after a long illness.
Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, is in charge of arrangements.

Stover, Merlin H.
January 7, 2001
Sunday Gazette-Mail, Charleston, WV

LEON - Merlin H. "Smokey" Stover, 78, of Leon, formerly of Cross Lanes, died Jan. 4, 2001, at home after a long illness.
He was a Christian and a retired pipefitter for Union Carbide Corp., South Charleston, with 33 years' service. He was a member of IAM Union Local 598 and a Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving: daughter, Carolyn Graley of Pottsboro, Texas; sons, Joseph W. Stover of Ripley, Steven M. Stover of Leon, Michael D. Stover of Robertsburg, Jerry D. Stover of Cross Lanes; sister, Genevieve Blake of Cincinnati; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. William D. Layne Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. (Death Notice)

Stutler, Corda F
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, June 9, 2001

ROBERTSBURG - Corda F Stutler, 90, Robertsburg, died Thursday, June 7, 2001 at Putnam General Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Mason County.
Surviving are three sons, Robert of Buffalo, and Charles and Ernie, both of Leon; four daughters, Marie Thaxton of Point Pleasant, Dollie Adkins of Leon, Clara Bachman of Vermillion, Ohio, and Betty Goodremont of Leon; and 26 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be 11 a.m. Sunday in Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with the Rev. Herbert Buck officiating. Burial will be at Clover Dale Cemetery, Leon. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 tonight.
NOTE: Robertsburg, Putnam County, West Virginia
Putnam General Hospital, Teays Valley, Putnam County, West Virginia

Taylor, Osie Mable
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 2001
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Osie Mable (Decker) Taylor, 96, Gallipolis, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at the Scenic Hills Nursing Center in Gallipolis.
Born Dec. 7, 1905, in Mason County, daughter of the late Edward and Maggie (Jacques) Decker.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Carl Taylor; two daughters, Maggie Crisfield and Doris Painter; three sons, Thomas Taylor, Raymond Taylor, Jr., and Charles William Taylor; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Walter and Frances Taylor of Gallipolis; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 am Saturday in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant, with Elder Kenneth Vickers officiating.
Friends may call at the Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, Saturday from 10-11 am.

Thomas, Dorsel E
The Lorain Morning Journal, Lorain, OH
January 15, 2001

Sheffield Lake, OH-DORSEL E. THOMAS, 60, of Sheffield Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 24, 1940, in Leon, WV, and moved to Point Pleasant, WV, where he lived until moving to Sheffield Lake 32 years ago.
He served in the U.S. Army. He worked for 33 years in small tool repair at the Ford Motor Company Lorain Assembly Plant and later at the Ohio Truck Plant in Avon Lake after they first opened. He retired in 1998.
He was past master and a member of Sheffield Mason Lodge 628, Free and Accepted Masons, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Society, Valley of Cleveland, Al Koran Shrine, Cleveland, and was past patron of Day Chapter 479, Order of the Eastern Star. He attended Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Lorain. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing the guitar, cooking out, barbecuing, riding his motorcycle, remodeling and doing handiwork.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Sheila Leona (nee King); sons Edward E. Thomas of Sheffield Lake and Michael W. Thomas of Avon; daughter, Deborah L. Kish of Sheffield Lake; six grandchildren; brother, Paul C. Thomas of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and sisters Bernice Lambert of Kentucky and Dixie Harvey of Albuquerque, N.M. He was preceded in death by parents, Alonzo and Sarah Margaret (nee Baker) Thomas.
Friends may call Tuesday 7 to 9p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30p.m. at Walter A. Frey Funeral Home, 700 W. Erie Ave., Lorain, Where there will be an Eastern Star service Wednesday at 7p.m. by Day Chapter 479, a Masonic service at 7:30p.m. by F&AM Lodge 628, and a funeral service at 8:30 p.m. with the Rev. James P. McKenzie, pastor of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, officiating. Inurnment will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.

Thomas, Louise Catherine
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
May 31, 2001

GLENWOOD - Louise Catherine Thomas, 88, Glenwood, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001 in Darst's Care Home, Pomeroy, Ohio.
Born May 10, 1913 in Indianapolis, Ind., she was a daughter of the later Homer and Jennie (Moore) Baldwin. She was a member of Westside Church of Christ in Pomeroy, and a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three sisters; and a brother.
Surviving are her husband, William "Forrest" Thomas of Glenwood; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and John Persinger of Gallipolis Ferry, Patsy Thomas of Waterford, Mich., and Mary and Billy Scarberry of Ashton; a son and daughter-in-law, Forrest D. "Bud" and Rebecca Thomas of Glenwood; and four grandchildren, one stepgrandchild, three great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Paul Casebolt officiating. Burial will follow in Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 tonight.

Thomas, Ruth E
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 20, 2001

LEON - Ruth E. Thomas, 60, of Leon went home to be with the Lord Feb. 18, 2001, at her residence, surrounded by family and friends.
Born Oct. 17, 1940, at Leon, she was the daughter of Hazel E. Peck of Leon and the late Homer Peck.
Mrs. Thomas was an active member of Leon Baptist Church and the Women's Missionary Society. She was a 1958 graduate of Point Pleasant High School and was a retired payroll clerk from the AEP River Division.
She was an avid hunter, lover of outdoor activities and sports and loved to travel. Ruth's love and friendship will linger in the hearts of all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by a son, Donald Luther, and brothers, Charles and Keith Peck.
Other survivors include her: husband, of 42 years, Don Thomas; daughters, Donna "Tootie" Mills and husband, Steve, of Bolt, Terrie Martin and Husband, Jeff, of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren soon to arrive.
Also surviving: sisters, Eleanor Keefer and husband, Alvin, of Leon, Frances Cantrell and husband, Don, of South Charleston; brothers, Stephen Peck and wife, Betty, of Chelsea, Ala., Donald Peck, Roger Peck, Larry Peck and wife, Becky, and Mike Peck and wife, Rhonda, all of Leon; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, 2226 Jackson Ave., Point Pleasant, and from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Leon Baptist Church.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Leon Baptist Church, Leon, with the Rev. Johnny Hayman and the Rev. Basil Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Yauger Cemetery.
Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

Thompson, Genevieve Adkins
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
March 28, 2001
Obituaries

GENEVIEVE ADKINS THOMPSON, 83, of Point Pleasant, widow of Leon S. Thompson, died Tuesday in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. She was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Marlene Slusser of Point Pleasant. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; entombment in Woodmere Memorial Park, Huntington. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church organ fund, 804 Main St., Point Pleasant, WV 25550.
DOD: March 27, 2001

Thornton, Earlie V
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 10, 2001

Earlie V. Thornton, 80, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at Scenic Hills Nursing Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born Feb. 20, 1921, in Mason County, he was a son of the late Orville and Artha Hawkins Thornton. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Thornton; son, Robert Thornton; seven sisters, Pearl Thornton, Minnie Legue, Sylvia Burchard, Iva Gehard, Goldia Greenleaf, Mae Oldaker, and Bernice Swisher; and one brother, Earnest Thornton.
He was a security guard with General Services Administration and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Thornton of Point Pleasant; daughter, Connie Thornton of Point Pleasant; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Deal Funeral Home with the Rev. Nancy Mayes officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Flatrock.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Cystic Fibrosis Association.

Twohig, Joseph Richard
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 3, 2001

LEON - Joseph Richard Twohig, 65, of Leon died Dec. 31, 2000, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, after a long illness.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, a former employee of Fisher Auto Body, Flint, Mich., a former Henderson police officer and a Protestant.
Surviving: son, Shawn R. of Leon; daughter, Michelle Henson of Enon, Ohio; stepsons, Michael Dennen of London, Ohio, Andrew Dennen of Henderson, Roger Dennen of Florida; stepdaughters, Debby R. Smith and Crystall Dennen, both of London; brother, Dennis Michael Twohig of Meadow Bridge; sisters, Rose Marie Brown and Julie Ann Hanshaw, both of Meadow Bridge; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, Leon, with military rites by VFW Post 3488, Sandyville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

VanSickle, Thelma Williamson
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
January 23, 2001
Obituaries

THELMA WILLIAMSON VanSICKLE, 88, of Southside, widow of Clyde S. VanSickle, died Sunday in Point Pleasant Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three daughters, Faye Meadows, Jenny Roach and Ruth Burrows, all of Point Pleasant; two sons, Dan VanSickle of Louisa, Ky., and Charles Hayward VanSickle of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; and one sister, Dorothy Newell of Southside. Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant; burial Concord Cemetery, Henderson. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. (Charleston Gazette)

VanSickle, Thelma M.
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
January 23, 2001
Obituaries

SOUTHSIDE - Thelma M. VanSickle, 88, of Southside died Jan. 21, 2001, in Point Pleasant Nursing Center.
She was a homemaker and a member of Concord Baptist Church, Henderson.
Surviving: sons, Dan of Louisa, Ky., Charles H. of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; daughters, Faye Meadows, Jenny Roach and Ruth Burrows, all of Point Pleasant; sister, Dorothy Newell of Southside; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Fred McCallister and the Rev. Ben Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Henderson. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

VanSickle, William "Tobe"
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, August 29, 2001
Deaths
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SOUTHSIDE - William "Tobe" VanSickle, 90, of Southside died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at Arbors of Gallipolis.
Born Sept. 4, 1910, in Kanawha County, he was a son of the late Eli and Minnie (Bowe) VanSickle. He was a farmer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Goldia Mae (Dowell) VanSickle; a daughter, Maxine Hysell; one great-great-grandchild; and two brothers, Charlie VanSickle and Clyde VanSickle.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Susan VanSickle of Southside; four daughters and sons-in-law, Joan and Ray Higginbotham and Deloris VanSickle, all of Southside, Peggy and Jack Kinnard of Gallipolis Ferry and Shirley and Richard Hudson of Patriot, Ohio; sister, Mary Adkins of Point Pleasant; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Service was 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Fred McCallister officiating. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery, Southside.
NOTE: Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio

Walker, Charles, Jr.
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, May 21, 2001

MIDDLEPORT - Charles Monroe Walker Jr., 50, Middleport, died Friday, May 18, 2001 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.Va.
He was born on Oct. 13, 1950 in Mason, W.Va., son of the late Charles Monroe Walker Sr., and Georgia Hawley Pullins. He was a graduate of Middleport High School and was a four-year veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.
He was a member of \VFW Post 9926 in Mason, W.Va.
Surviving are three daughters, Rainy, Patricia and Carrie Walker, all of Rutland; three sisters, Diane Walker of Langsville, Rose Rieke of McHenry, Ill., and Connie Walker of Kentucky; a brother, Lucky Walker of Illinois; a grandson and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Jack Walker.
Memorial services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fisher-Acree Funeral Home in Middleport, with Ralph Butcher officiating. Burial and graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Gravel Hill Cemetery.
Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 9926.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. Tuesday until the time of service.
Memorial contributions toward funeral expenses may be sent to Fisher-Acree Funeral Home, P.O. Box 151, Middleport, Ohio 45760.

Walker, Marguerite Hereford
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
October 2001

BIDWELL, Ohio - Marguerite Hereford Walker, 83, of Bidwell, died Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at Holzer Medical Center.
Born April 2, 1918, in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late Virgil E. Hereford and Rose Dabney Hereford.
She was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School and Holzer School of Nursing.
She was a nurse at Holzer Hospital and retired from Holzer Clinic, Gallipolis. During retirement, she worked as a volunteer nurse for the American Red Cross bloodmobile of Gallia County, and made wedding cakes professionally for several years.
She married Denver A. Walker on September 15, 1940 at Ashland Kentucky, and he preceded her in death on March 14, 1992.
To this union were born two sons, Jack Ronald (Lois) Walker of Lake City, Florida, and J. Roger (Dixie) Walker of Bidwell; two daughters, Mary (Hank) Thompson of Bidwell, and Rosalee Walker of Bidwell; and three grandsons, Jonathan Walker of Pickerington, Ohio, J. Ryan Walker of Lake City, Florida, and Ryan Q. Ashworth of Bidwell.
She is also survived by a brother, Virgil E. (Pearl) Hereford, Jr. of Southside; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George W. Hereford and R. William Hereford; and a sister, Dymple M. Snyder.
Services will be 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2001 in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, Ohio, with Pastor Michael Lynn officiating. Burial will follow in Vinton Memorial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, October 6, 2001 from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Gallia County Chapter, 444 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631, or to a church or charity of choice.
NOTE: Bidwell, Gallia County, Ohio
Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio
Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky
Vinton, Gallia County, Ohio

Wampler, Nellie K.
Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio
January 21, 2001
Obituaries

WAMPLER Nellie K. Wampler, age 74 of Plain City, formerly of Unionville Center died Saturday, January 20, 2001 at Heartland of Marysville. Born September 4, 1926 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Member Maryville V.F.W. Auxillary #3320 and retired from Ranco Controls of Plain City. Preceded in death by parents, Arthur Lee and Ethel (Robinson) Shively; husband, Clyde "Bus" Wampler, 1990; great-grandson, Donnie Laird; brothers, Arthur Guy Shively, James Shively, Kenneth Shively; and sister Josephine King. She is survived by children, Millard "Butch" (Sharon) Wampler of Marysville, Phyllis (Ed "Spank") Butz of Columbus, Judy (Mike) Tussing of Marysville, Linda (Phil) Stowers of Ostrander; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Georgia Venrick of Unionville Center. Funeral 11:00 a.m. Wednesday FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main St., (St. Rte 161W) Plain City, where the family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday Pastor Wayne Engle officiating. Burial Darby Township Cemetery, Unionville Center.

Wamsley, Clarence R
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 9, 2001
Clarence R Wamsley, 94, of Clifton died Feb. 7, 2001, in Lakin State Hospital. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason.

Wamsley, Clarence R.
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 10, 2001

CLIFTON - Clarence R. Wamsley, 94, of Clifton died Feb. 7, 2001, at Lakin State Hospital.
Born Aug. 21, 1906, at Henderson , he was a former iron worker, a custodian at the Wahama High School, and a member of the Construction and General Laborers Local #543, Huntington. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sadie Harris Wamsley; son James Robert Wamsley, daughter-in-law Shari Wamsley and son-in-law Norman Smith.
Surviving: wife, Edna May Roach Wamsley of Clifton; daughters, Leona M. Smith of Fishers, Ind., Bonnie J. Wamsley of Columbus, Ohio, and Esther Sue Wamsley of Columbus; sons and daughters-in-law, Denver D. and Ann Blake of Clifton, John C. and Sharon K. Wamsley of Charleston, and Floyd Eugene Wamsley of Newark, Ohio, and Alice F. Wamsley of Pomeroy, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Feb. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Foglesong Funeral Home with Dennis Falb and Simon Dean officiating. Burial will be at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. (Death Notice)

Ward, Michael Stephen
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 31, 2001

Michael Stephen Ward, 51, Summerville, S.C., died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, at the Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center in Sevierville, Tenn.
Arrangements will be announced by Wilcoxen Funeral Home. (Obituary)

Wellman, Billy J
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
February 28, 2001

Point Pleasant- Billy J. Wellman, 74 of Point Pleasant, died Monday February 26, 2001 at St Mary's Hospital, Huntington, West Virginia. Born June 15, 1926 in Wayne County West Virginia, he was a son of the late Boyd and Amanda Pearl Crockett Wellman. He was a retail merchant for 43 years and owned Tiffin's Jewelry Store for 36 years on Point Pleasant. He was a member of West Virginia Jewelers Association and Jewelers of America. He was the Municipal Court Judge for the city of Point Pleasant, a former Mayor and City Council Member, a former member of the police civil service commission, MGM Boy scout Council Executive Committee, Central PTO Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director of Point Pleasant Housing Authority, and was a commissioner, West Virginia Civil Service. In Addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by brothers John & Jim Wellman; and sisters Virginia Wright & Anna Lee Wellman. Survivors include his former wife, Sonia Wellman of Huntington; sons W. Scott & Davis A. Wellman of Richmond, Virginia; daughter Jamie Wellman Stevens of Clarksburg, West Virginia; grandson Brian Stevens and granddaughters Evangelyne Stevens and Delaney Wellman; Sister Dora Chapman of Proctorville, Ohio and special Friend Katherine Ellis of Point Pleasant. Memorial service will be held Thursday March 1, 2001 at Deal Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Stevens officiating.(Charleston Gazette)

Wellman, Billy J
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
February 28, 2001
Obituaries

POINT PLEASANT - Billy J. Wellman, 74, of Point Pleasant died Feb. 26, 2001, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
Born June 15, 1926, in Wayne County, he was a son of the late Boyd and Amanda Pearl Crockett Wellman.
He was a retail merchant for 43 years. He owned Tiffins Jewelry Store for 36 years in Point Pleasant. He was a member of the West Virginia Jewelers Association and Jewelers of America. He was the municipal court judge for the city of Point Pleasant, a former member of the Point Pleasant City Council and the West Virginia Municipal League, former mayor of the city of Point Pleasant Civil Service Commission, a member of MGM Boy Scout Council Executive Committee, Central PTO board of directors, Chamber of Commerce, executive director of Point Pleasant Housing Authority, a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates 10th District, and a commissioner of the West Virginia Civil Service.
Preceded in death by brothers, John and Jim Wellman, and sisters, Virginia Wright and Anna Lee Wellman.
Survived by: former wife, Sonia Wellman of Huntington; sons, W. Scott Wellman of Richmond, Va., David A. Wellman of Richmond, Va.; daughter, Jamie Wellman Stevens of Clarksburg; grandson, Brian Paul Stevens; granddaughters, Evangelyne Nickles Stevens and Delaney Belle Wellman; sister, Dora Chapman of Proctorville, Ohio; special friend, Katherine Ellis of Point Pleasant.
Memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 1, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Ben Stevens officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

Wells, Blanche
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, August 21, 2001
Deaths

POMEROY - Blanche Irene Stewart Wells, 83, of Mulberry Ave., Pomeroy, died on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2001 at her residence.
She was born on July 28, 1918, in West Columbia, W.Va., daughter of the late Clyde W and Nona Kerns Stewart. She was a homemaker.
Her daughter, Clydia Ann Anthony of Charleston, W.Va. survives.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H Wells; her brothers; Floyd, Elmo, Leo and Frank Stewart; and her sister, Mabel Hutton.
Graveside services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Wells Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.

White, Hersy Lee
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
October 22, 2001

POINT PLEASANT - Hersy Lee White, 88, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Thursday, October 18, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born July 19, 1913, in Lincoln County, W.Va., he was a son of the late Pery and Elizabeth (Adkins) White. He retired from the maintenance department of Columbia Gas Co. in Charleston, W.Va.; was a member of Center Baptist Church in West Hamlin, W.Va.; Masonic Lodge 79 West Hamlin Chapter, Commandery Shrine and Scottish Rite of Charleston, W.Va., and Kentucky Hillbillies.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Joseph Thompson; brother, Exer White; and sisters, Elma Smith, Amber Moore and Rena May.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia White of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Gloria Ann and Donald Thompson of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; sister-in-law, Evah Salmons of West Hamlin, W.Va.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, JR and Lilly Duncan of Griffithville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Joey and Lori Thompson of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Anthony and Sandra Thompson of Gallipolis, Ohio, Lee and Amy Thompson of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Mark and Kimberly Thompson of Gallipolis, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Mitchell, Matthew, Kasandra, Anthony, Shawn, Evan, Amanda, Elizabeth and Jonathan; and several nieces and nephews.
Service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2001, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va. with the Rev. Ferris Burton Sr. and William Hughes Jr. officiating. Burial was in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant, W.Va. with Masonic graveside services by West Hamlin Lodge 79.
Friends called at the funeral home Saturday, October 20, 2001, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

White, Ronald F
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, August 31, 2001
Obituaries

POINT PLEASANT - Ronald F. White, 88, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Thursday morning, August 30, 2001, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
He was a retired salesman of Mason County Motors, Point Pleasant, W.Va.; a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and a member of Minturn Lodge 19, A.F.&A.M.; and had served as councilman for the City of Point Pleasant for many years.
Born January 25, 1913, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., he was a son of the late Henry C. and Lourenia "Loula" Ethel (Schools) White. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Anna Parsons; two brothers, Paul Dalton White and Charles Edwin White; and a grandson, Ronald William Rorrer.
He is survived by his wife 63 years, Elinor (Woodyard) White; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen Lee and William "Bill" Lee Rorrer and Deborah "Debbie" and Gary Roark, all of Point Pleasant, W.Va; two grandchildren, Kenneth Paul rorrer of Zanesfield, Ohio and Pamela Sue (Rorrer) Stearns of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and five great-grandchildren, Emily Jo Rorrer, Benjamin Paul Rorrer. Thomas Emerson Rorrer, Samuel Charles Stearns and Ronald Abram Stearns.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, September 2, 2001, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 615 Viand St., Point Pleasant, W.Va., with Dr. Frank "Tex" Frye officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Visiting hours will be held from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Saturday, September 1, 2001, at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, in Point Pleasant, W.Va. and also at the church one hour prior to the service.
NOTE: Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio

Wilfong, Russell Wayne
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, October 23, 2001

VINTON - Russell Wayne Wilfong, 23, Vinton, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001, near Elkins, W.Va.
Born Dec. 12, 1977, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., son of Lestie Waller Wilfong of Vinton, and the late Ralph Swayne Wilfong, he was a 1997 graduate of River Valley High School, and was currently attending Hocking College in Nelsonville.
He attended Deercreek Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, Jerry Allen (Joyce) Wilfong of Wellston, and Mark Anthony (Karen) Wilfong of Suffolk, Va.; and two sisters, Marsha Faye (David) Whitt of Point Pleasant, and Barbara Jean (Leslie) Burgess of Gallipolis.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, with the Rev. Mickey Maynard officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Willet, Fred William
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
November 28, 2001

Fred William Willet, 77, Clifton, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Nov. 26, 1924, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., son of the late Charles William and Oakley Belle Willet, he was a laborer with the West Virginia Department of Highways and attended Hillside Baptist Church in Pomeroy.
Surviving are his wife, Eutha Cunningham Willet; a daughter, Elizabeth (Donald) Saxon of Clifton; four sisters, Mary Ann Stewart of Lakin, W.Va., and Evelyn D. Lane, Freda May Roach and Velma Kay Wood, all of Hartford, W.Va.; seven brothers, Ray Dale Willet and Robert Roosevelt Willet, both of Hartford, Raymond Lewis Willet and Charles Michael Willet, both of New Haven, W.Va., Clifford Otis Willet of Gallipolis, Virgil Earl Willet of Grimms Landing, W.Va., and Larry Eugene Willet of Point Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Edward Willet.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in Fogelsong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason, W.Va., with the Rev. Charles Willet and Dr. James R. Acree officiating. Burial will be in Craig Cemetery, Grimms Landing.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

Williams, Cecil
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, May 21, 2001

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. - Cecil Williams, 70, Point Pleasant, died Friday, May 18, 2001 in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.Va.
Born Dec. 22, 1930 in Pike County, Ky., son of the late Sylvester and Cynthia Childers Williams, he was a businessman, owner and operator of Williams Coal Co. in West Columbia, W.Va., a local member of the board of directors of City National Bank, and an appraiser for City National Bank.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Faye Williams; and two brothers, Donald C. Williams and Raymond Adkins.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Brehm Williams; a son, Kenny (Kelly) Williams of Gallipolis Ferry; two daughters, Tricia (Rick) Knight of Pine Hurst, N.C., and Debra (Steve) Day of Hurricane, W.Va.; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild; two brothers, Jerry Wray Williams of South Point, and Roger Lee Williams of Pikeville, Ky.; and two sisters, Jean Bartley of Pikeville, and Sue Smallwood of Dorton, Ky.
A private family service was held Sunday, May 20, 2001 at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lou Gehrig's Foundation, in care of the ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Suite 150, Calabasas Hill, Calif. 91301-5104.

Williams, Patricia R
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 10, 2001

Patricia R. Williams, 67, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born Dec. 27, 1933, in Springton, she was a daughter of the late Eddison and Marie (Farley) Brehm. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Williams; daughter, Sandra Faye Williams; and sister, Sandy Brehm.
She was a homemaker and was president and owner of Flair Furniture of Gallipolis Ferry. She was also owner of Williams Rental Agency, part owner and secretary of Williams Coal Co., and member of the Women of the Moose No. 731 of Point Pleasant.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Kelly Williams of Gallipolis Ferry; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tricia and Rick Knight of Pinehurst, N.C., Debra and Steve Day of Hurricane; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; four brothers, Weldon Brehm of Mullins, Eddie and Billy Brehm, both of Florida, Martin Brehm of California; and two sisters, Norma Ratliff of California, and Faye Johnson of Indiana.
A private family memorial service was held Sunday at Deal Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be given to the American Heart Association 12110 in Charleston.

Williamson, Jennifer
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, October 15, 2001

LETART - Jennifer Williamson, 25, of Letart, died Friday, October 12, 2001 at Charleston Area Medical Center. Arrangements will be announced by Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Williamson, Jennifer Frances
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, October 16, 2001

LETART - Jennifer Frances Williamson, 25, of Letart, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 12, 2001 at C.A.M.C. General Division, Charleston, following an automobile accident.
Born August 25, 1976 in Point Pleasant, W.Va., she was a daughter of Claracy "Susie" J. (Lee) Craft of Letart, and the late Michael Williamson. She was employed by McDonald's of Point Pleasant, and graduated from Point Pleasant High School in 1995. She had attended Henderson Tabernacle and the Center of Life Church.
In addition to her mother, she is also survived by her stepfather, Clinton Craft of Letart; and a sister, April Elaine Craft of Letart.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Pastor Elmer Geiser officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, October 16, 2001 from 7-9 p.m. (Death Notice)

Williamson, Stephen Clay II
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
May 31, 2001

WHEATON, Ill. - Stephen Clay Williamson II, 28, a lifelong resident of Wheaton, Illinois, died Saturday, May 26, 2001 in Central Dupage Hospital, Winfield, Ill.
Born September 9, 1972 in Winfield, he graduated from Glenbard High School and was recently accepted into the Macintosh Culinary Institute in New Hampshire.
Stephen is survived by his mother, Linda Kmiec of Wheaton; father, Stephen C. Williamson of Point Pleasant, W.Va; grandmother, Mary F. Fowler of Point Pleasant; maternal step-grandmother, Pearl Wadley of Bolinbrook, Illinois; aunts, Stephanie Gail Fowler of Point Pleasant, and Janice Gineris of Orangeburg, South Carolina; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles E. "Horsey" Fowler.
Services were held in Illinois and a graveside service will be conducted Friday, June 1, 2001 at 3 p.m. at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Larry K. Albright officiating.

Wood, Erma V
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, October 15, 2001

GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Erma V. Wood, 92, of Gallipolis Ferry, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 13, 2001. She died at Scenic Hills Nursing Center where she had resided for the past seven years.
Born October 9, 1909, the daughter of Jerome Harbour and Oshie Laura (Bowen) Harbour, in Hogsett, she was a homemaker, a former seamstress for Quality Manufacturing in Point Pleasant and a quilter with Appalachian Craftsmen and Cabin Creek Quilts.
She was also a member of Pleasant View Church in Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Nathan R. Wood (1967); sisters, Etta Harbour, Roma Bush, Bonnie Wood, Mertie Litchfield, Nora Bush and Thelma Nibert; and daughters, Irma Joan Wood and Gloria Kay Wolfe.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-laws, Sue and Lowell Allen of Gallipolis, Ohio and Joyce and John McCain of Kenova, W.Va.; brother, Stanley Harbour of Mason, W.Va.; grandchildren, Renee Henry, Jack Wolfe, Laura Bobbins and Tony Wolfe; great-grandchildren, Josh Carmichael, Bethani Carmichael, Krista Wolfe, Justin Wolfe, Nathan Wolfe, Ryan Wolfe, and Jason Wolfe; step-grandchildren, Joe McCain, Robert (Bo) Allen, and Pamela Caldwell; and step-great-grandchildren, Taylor Renee Allen, Ryleigh Noelle Caldwell and Tanner Allen.
Services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Pleasant View Church with Reverend William (Bud) Hatfield, Reverend Odell Bush and Reverend Lee Baird officiating. Internment will be at Beale Chapel Cemetery in Apple Grove, W.Va.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Wray, Arley
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
April 16, 2001

ARLEY WRAY, 69, of Glenwood, husband of Matilda L. Wray, died Sunday in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

Wray, Arley L. 'Jack'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 16, 2001

GLENWOOD - Arley L. "Jack" Wray, 69, Glenwood, died Sunday, April 15, 2001 in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Heck Funeral Home, Milton, is in charge of arrangements.(The Herald-Dispatch)

Wriston, Loretta M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, August 22, 2001

SISSONVILLE - Loretta M. (Williams) Wriston, 70, of Sissonville, and formerly of New Haven, died Tuesday morning, August 21, 2001 at the Cedar Ridge Nursing Care Center in Sissonville.
She was a retired postmaster with the United States Postal Service and a graduate of Clendenin High School.
Born June 5, 1931 in Charleston, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Herman L. Williams and Nancy Vora (Cottrill) Sullivan.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Ray Wriston.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Anitra and Tom Morgan of Sissonville, Frances and James Lambert of Reno, Ohio, and Georgia Denise Wriston of Lakeview, Michigan; two brothers, Lewis Elwood Williams of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Robert Cremeans of Sissonville; two sisters, Dortha W. Deibler of Charleston, and Greta Runion of Sissonville; and six grandchildren, Ryan and Laura Mae Morgan, Timothy and Valerie Lambert and Jessica and Jonathan Wriston.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2001 at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Michael Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, near Point Pleasant.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, August 24, 2001 from 6-8 p.m.

Yonker, Raymond F
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
March 20, 2001
Obituaries

RRAYMOND F. YONKER, 84, of Point Pleasant died Monday in Point Pleasant Center. He was a retired truck driver. Survivors include one son, Farrell "Buddy" Yonker of Apple Grove; two daughters, Rose Anderson of Hartford and Anna Morris of Indianapolis; and two brothers, Charles Yonker of Letart and Danny Yonker of Mason; and two sisters, Martha Powell of Indianapolis and Leota Kennedy of Tampa, Fla. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Union Cemetery, Letart. There will be no visitation. New Haven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DOD: March 19, 2001

Young, Jack Eugene
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 15, 2001

WEST COLUMBIA, W.Va. - Jack Eugene Young, 65, West Columbia, died Friday at his residence.
Foglesong Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.(The Herald-Dispatch | Charleston Gazette)

Young, Jack Eugene
The Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV
April 16, 2001

JACK EUGENE YOUNG, 65, of West Columbia, husband of Judy Lieving Young, died Friday at home. He was a coal miner. Also surviving are one daughter, Debbie A. Johnson of Pomeroy, Ohio; one son, Darin E. Young of Mason; and one half brother, Dana A. Lewis of Clifton. Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday at Foglesong Funeral Home, Gallipolis, Ohio; burial in Kirkland Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Clifton Tabernacle Building Fund

Young, Jack Eugene
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
April 17, 2001

WEST COLUMBIA - Jack Eugene Young, 65, of West Columbia died April 13, 2001. Surviving: wife, Judy Lieving Young. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason.

Yost, Kathleen McAfee
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
November 8, 2001

Kathleen McAfee Yost, 93, Leon, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, in Holzer Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was a member of Leon Baptist Church, and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Yost; and son, Hubert Yost.
Surviving are two daughters, Juanita Bordman of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Margie (Keith) Carpenter of Camp Conley, W.Va.; a daughter-in-law, Hazel Yost of Eleanor, W.Va.; three sons, Bobby (Donna) Yost of Tavares, Fla., Carroll (Genny) Yost of Bidwell, and David (Marlin) Yost of Arbuckle, W.Va.; and 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Leon Baptist Church, with Pastor Basil Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, W.Va., from 6-9 tonight, and at the church one hour prior to services Friday.

Zirkle, Judith A "Judy"
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
December 3, 2001

Judith A. "Judy" Zirkle, 56, of Mason, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She worked in housekeeping at Lakin State Hospital and the craft department at Wal-Mart.
Born May 18, 1945, in Mason, she was a daughter of the late Herman Ralph Zirkle and Maysel (Gibbs) Zirkle.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Lee and Brenda Zirkle, Mason; grandson, Nicholas L. Zirkle of Mason; stepgrandson, Douglas L. Young of Nelsonville, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph Wayne and Jean Zirkle of Hartford, W.Va., Loren and Linda Zirkle of Mason, W.Va.; special person, John Jordan of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and several nephews.
The funeral will be Tuesday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home with Pastor John Hayman officiating. Burial will be in the Zerkle Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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