MASON COUNTY OBITUARIES 2002 A- F

Adkins, Mary Alma Douglas
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, January 10, 2002
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GRIMMS LANDING - Mary Alma Douglas Adkins, 84 of Grimms Landing, died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
The daughter of the late William and Lucy Smith Douglas, she was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo Dean Adkins; sons, Douglas M. "Mack" Adkins, John Adkins; and daughter, Elizabeth Oldaker.
She is survived by sons; Dean Adkins of Larue, Ohio and Benny Adkins of St. Augustine, Fl.; daughter, Minnie Jeffers of Point Pleasant, Gertrude "Sue" Sullenburger of *Forstoria(sic), Ohio, Helen Bowers, Brenda Tucker, and Wanda Flemmings, all of Grimms Landing; brothers, Brycle Douglas of Parkersburg and Jimmy Douglas of Leon; sister Margaret Pickens; 38 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and 14 **great-grandchildren(sic).
Services will be 2 pm Friday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo with Pastors Randy Parsons and Carl Bailes officiating. Burial will be at the Craig-Douglas Cemetery, Grimms Landing.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
*Fostoria
**great-great-grandchildren

Adkins, Mary Jane
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Mary Jane (Van Sickle) Adkins, 87, of Point Pleasant, died Thursday, April 25, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant. Born June 10, 1914, in Putney, she was the daughter of the late Eli Daniel and Minnie Catherine (Bowe) Van Sickle.
She was the owner and operator of Mary Van's Beauty Shop in Point Pleasant; a member of Main Street Baptist Church; member of the Hidden Valley Country Club Women's Golf Association; the Mountaineer Senior's Golf Association; and a graduate of the Charleston School of Beauty.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G "Bob" Adkins; and three brothers, Charles, Clyde and William "Tobe" Van Sickle.
She is survived by four daughters, Juanita (Leonard "Buster") Riffle of Point Pleasant, Janet Garrison of Winter Haven, Fla., Barbara (William "Bill") Wallis of Louisa, Ky., Brenda (Keith) West of Crown City, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am on Monday at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev Richard Sargent officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens near Point Pleasant. Visitation will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday from 5 to 9 pm.

Ake, Charles Evan
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, January 30, 2002
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Deaths
Mr. Charles Evan Ake, 82, of Frederick, MD, formerly of Point Pleasant, died Friday, January 25, 2002, at Northhampton Manor Nursing Home in Frederick.
Mr. Ake was the husband of Tomiko Okamoto Ake, who died in 1992.
Born May 29, 1919 in Mason, he was the son of the late Ruby Grow Dougherty Ake and John Hubert Ake. He grew up in Point Pleasant and Flat Rock.
Mr. Ake retired from the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant. He served in World War II and Korea.
Surviving are one son, James E. Ake of Woodsboro, MD and his wife, Marion; two daughters, Ruby C. Bradley of Frederick, MD; and Sandra Harris and her husband, Martin of Lexington Park, MD; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren, and one sister, Emma Jean Karschnik and her husband of Scott Depot.
Mr. Ake was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 23 (sic) in Frederick. Internment will be held on Feb 4 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Alexander, Delmar D
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
May 2002
MASON - Delmar D Alexander, 81, of Mason, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born July 10, 1920 in Union Township, Ohio, a son of the late Joseph L and Rosella (Hamilton) Alexander, he retired in 1983 from the Maintenance Department at Phillip Sporn Power Plant. He was also a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Mason United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Alexander and his sons, Jerry Lee Alexander and Bruce D Alexander.
He is survived by his wife, Coral E Alexander of Mason, W.Va.; daughter-in-law, Brenda Alexander of Arvada, Colo.; granddaughter, Jennifer Girton of Painted Post, N.Y.; brother and sister-inn-law, Paul and Vera Alexander of Chandlersville, Ohio; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Sharma and Gene Heyman of Tiffin, Ohio; sister-in-law, Wanda Thompson of Malta, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2002 at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason, W.Va., with Reverend Rondal Browning officiating. Burial will be at Wolf Creek in Union Township, Ohio. Military service will be by Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926 and Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140.
Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Anderson, Virginia L
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
March 2002

IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO - Virginia Lewis Anderson, 81, of Idaho Falls, died March 15, 2002, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
She was born April 22, 1920 at Point Pleasant, W.Va. to the late Harry Frank Lewis and Loula Gibbs Lewis. She grew up and attended schools in the area.
She married F H "Andy" Anderson at the Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church on June 1, 1946. She was a mother and a homemaker.
She was active in the First Presbyterian Church and served as a Deacon in the church. She enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, and valued the special friends in her life.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Jim Hines of Memphis, Tenn.; daughter, Karen Anderson of Burlingame, Cal.; and sister and brother-in-law, Harriet and William Cruickshanks of Point Pleasant, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one sister, and one brother.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 23, 2002, at the First Presbyterian Church in Idaho Falls, Idaho, with Reverend Dennis Falasco officiating. The family will meet with friends following the services.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 510 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 83105 or to your favorite charity.

Armbruster, Nancy L Nott
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
March 2002

Nancy L Nott Armbruster, 69, of Riverview, Florida, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at Life Path Hospice House in Sun City Center, Florida.
Born Dec 28, 1932 in Parkersburg, she was daughter of the late Charles and Wanda (Dotson) Sheppard. She was also preceded in death by husbands Donald Eugene Nott and James Armbruster; daughter Teresa Hazelwood; and son Donald E Nott.
She is survived by son David A Nott of Riverview, Fla.; sisters Dorothy Nott of Point Pleasant; step-sister Sonia Price of Point Pleasant; and brother Robert D (Rosemary) Sheppard of Riverview, Fla.; one son-in-law, Mike Hazelwood; 24 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nine step-children.
She was a member of St Pauls United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, attended East Side Baptist Church in Riverview, Florida, member of OES No 75 of Point Pleasant and active in the local shuffleboard association. She was a bookkeeper.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Church of God on Tuesday at 11 am with Pastor Carl Swisher presiding. Burial will follow at Kirkland Cemetery in Point Pleasant.

Arthur, Richard Allen
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
February 2002

LEON - Richard Allen Arthur, 63 of Leon, died Sunday, February 24, 2002 at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Huntington.
Born March 13, 1938 in Columbus, Ohio, a son of the late Robert and Genevieve (Sheridan) Arthur, he was an Army veteran, former welder and carpenter for Westinghouse in Columbus, Ohio, was a member of the Teamsters Union and attended Evans Church of God.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Delores Jean Rieser.
He is survived by his wife, Lou Ann (Miller) Arthur; son, Everett Allen Arthur of Leon; daughters, Terry Akers of Mason, Tammy Nut, Jenny Lynn Logan, Delores Brown and Leya Ann Thrall, all of Columbus, Ohio, and Marie Ward of Leon; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 am Thursday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with Reverend James B Kittle officiating. Burial will follow at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Leon.
Friends may call from 5-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Aten, Virginia S
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
June 10, 2002
GALION, Ohio - Virginia S Aten, 83, of Galion, Ohio, formerly of Gallipolis Ferry, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at Galion Community Hospital.
Born September 2, 1918 in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Olive (Buskirk) Ttavan. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant View Church, Gallipolis Ferry.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Withers Aten; granddaughter, Aimee Williamson; sister, Mary Montcastle; and an infant sister, Pauline Tavan.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, May Anne and Bruce Iles of Galion, Ohio, Bonnie and Neil Ketchum of Webberville, Mich. And Jenny Logan of Williamstown; brothers, Beckley Tavan of Galion, Ohio, John "Jack" Tavan of Galion, Ohio and Joseph Tavan of Apple Grove; sister, Rosalie Rood of Grove City, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be 1 pm Wednesday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev Lee Baird officiating. Burial will be at Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove.
Friends may call from 11 am to 1 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Home Care Matters Home Heal, Box 327, Galion, Ohio, or Pleasant View Church, Gallipolis Ferry.

Austin, Alice Pearl Richards
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, September 18, 2002
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HUNTINGTON - Alice Pearl Richards Austin, 89, of Huntington, passed away Monday, Sept 16, 2002, at Heritage Center.
She was born August 1, 1913 in Jaunita, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Jessie Muir Richards.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband Lyle Austin.
She was a member of the Henderson Church of Christ, Henderson, W.Va.
Alice is survived by a son, Richard Lee Austin of Mississippi; five grandchildren, Alicia Jeffers of Faquay-Varina, N.C.; Kathie Austin of Garner N.C.; Mary Randle of Nashville, Tenn.; Rick Austin and Dan Austin, both of Gallipolis Ferry; three great-grandchildren, Rachelle Meadows, Ryan Meadows, and Shonka'an Randle; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Thelma Shepard of Florida; Jo and Bud Downing of Florida; a special sister-in-law, Joan Richards of Connecticut; and several special nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept 19, 2002, at the Henderson Church of Christ. Interment will follow in Austin-Hope-McCloud Family Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. at the church. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.beardfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Beard Mortuary.

Austin, Eleanor Jean
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, January 7, 2002

POINT PLEASANT - Eleanor Jean Austin, 73 of Point Pleasant, died Sunday, January 6, 2002, at her home.
Born February 24, 1928, in Mason County, she was the daughter of the late James Patterson and Mary (Henry) Maude.
She was a homemaker and was a member of Henderson Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, sisters Yvonne Buck and Nancy Thomas.
She is survived by her husband, Oden Cassius Austin Sr. of Point Pleasant; sons and daughters-in-law, William and Peggy Patterson of Fort Spring, Michael and Hilda Austin of Point Pleasant, Oden and Donna Austin Jr. of Spring City, Tenn., Terry and Lori Austin of Point Pleasant, Robert Austin of Point Pleasant; daughters and sons-in-law, Holley and Mike Duncan of Gallipolis Ferry and Dreama and Keith Miller of Gallipolis, Ohio; sister, Ona Fuller of Ironton, Ohio; brother, Lawrence Patterson of Gallipolis; Oden and "Buddy" and Heath Austin III of Bowling Green, Ky.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm Wednesday at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. George Topping officiating. Burial will be at Lone Oak Cemetery in Point Pleasant.
Friends may visit from 7-9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bailes, Ronnie Lee
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
July 8, 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Ronnie Lee Bailes, 70, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Sunday, July 7, 2002 at home.
Born April 12, 1932 in Elmwood, W.Va., he was a son of the late George and Mae (Clark) Bailes. He was a retired chemical operator from Goodyear, Apple Grove, W.Va., and was an Army veteran who fought during the Korean War from 1953-1955. He was a member of Bellmead United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant, W.Va., of the Minturn Lodge AF & AM Lodge #19, Point Pleasant, W.Va., and American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant, W.Va. He was a board member of the West Virginia State Farm Museum, Mason County, W.Va., was a senior officer of the Twin Oaks Credit Union, Apple Grove, W.Va.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Cecil Bailes and sisters, Norma Billingsley, Bessies Hoon, Jerrie Ogden and Opal Forbis.
He is survived by his wife, Sandie Rainey Bailes of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Shani and Greg Hill of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; sister and brother-in-law Audrey and Jack Bowles of Robertsburg, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va., with Reverend Carroll McCauley, Reverend Marlin Cambell, and Reverend Charles Rosberry officiating. Burial will be at the Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant, with full Masonic graveside services conducted by the Minturn Lodge #19, Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at the funeral home.

Ball, Mildred E Adams
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
August 22, 2002
POINT PLEASANT-Mildred E Adams Ball, 96, of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, August 21, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant.
She retired from the Mason County Board of Education, where she had taught elementary school for 47 years. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, and the Dorcas-Rebecca Circle.
She was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School, attended Marshall (College) University, Huntington, and was a graduate of Morris Harvey College in Charleston.
Born February 10, 1906 in Pliny, she was a daughter of the late George W and Virginia L "Jennie" (Hannis) Adams.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Ball; a brother, Clyde F Adams; and a niece, Susie Adams.
She is survived by a niece, Genevieve Smalley of Point Pleasant; two nephews, Chester Adams of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Curtis Adams of Oxford, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Wallace Adams of Oxford, Indiana; several cousins; and many friends.
The funeral service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, August 24, 2002, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Rev L Frank Frye officiating. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home, one hour prior to the funeral service.

Barr, James Martin
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, September 13, 2002
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James Martin Barr, 30, of Bidwell, Ohio, died Sept 11, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio, following a brief illness.
He was born Jan. 9, 1972, in Ripley to Ronald Lee and Opal Marie (Prince) Barr.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Casto Funeral Home in Evans with the Rev. Basil Barr officiating. Burial will follow at the Barr Family Cemetery in Leon. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m.

Bartrum, George W
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
March 5, 2002
HENDERSON-George W Bartrum, 77, of Henderson, died Saturday, March 2, 2002 at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was born July 8, 1924, in Mason County, son of the late James P and Betty Ann (Leport) Bartrum.
He was a self-employed farmer.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Radford E and Abner M Wamsley.
Survivors include one sister, Sylvia Bright of Marion, Ohio.
A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Concord Cemetery in Henderson.
There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are being conducted by Deal Funeral Home.

Batey, Mary Catherine (Haggerty)
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
June 24, 2002
MASON - Mary Catherine (Haggerty) Batey, 50, died June 21, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. Born October 1, 1951 in Mason, she was a daughter of James and Sonny Haggerty of Milton and the late Phyllis Haggerty.
She was a teacher for the Mason County School System.
She is also survived by her sons, Tyler, Casey, and Kevin Batey of Milton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie and Curtis Roush of West Columbia, Cindy and Edwin Ray and Carla and Larry Leadman, all of Milton; and brother and sister-in-law, Curry and Brooke Haggerty of Milton.
The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Forest Memorial Park, Milton, with Pastor Simon Morrison officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, is in charge of arrangements.

Bennett, Agatha Eileen
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, January 14, 2002
Deaths
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POINT PLEASANT - Agatha Eileen Bennett, 93 of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, January 12, 2002 at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born Dec. 4, 1908 in Elmwood, she was the daughter of the late Jasper and Lucy (Wolfe) Thornton. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Robert Bennett, Sr.; daughter, Geraldine Bennett; son, James Bennett; two sisters, three brothers and one granddaughter.
She is survived by sons and daughter-in-laws, Robert W and Marcella Bennett of Point Pleasant; and Mack and Jean Bennett of Grafton.
Services will be 1 pm Tuesday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Reverend Charles Birchfield officiating. Burial will be at Lone Oak Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 am to service time at Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bennett, Emerson 'Frank'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Obituaries
Thursday, October 3, 2002
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POINT PLEASANT - Emerson "Frank" Bennett, 57, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, October 1, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center.
Mr. Bennett was born January 31, 1945, in Gallipolis, Ohio, to the late Clyde E. "Shortie" and Melva Watson Bennett.
He was a retired coal miner.
He is survived by a daughter, Christi A. Bennett McGuire of Gallipolis; three sons, Mark F. Bennett of Gallipolis, Gunnery Sergeant Rocky D. (Jodi) Bennett of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Saul D. Bennett of Gallipolis; a very special friend, June Roberts and her son, Kem Roberts, both of Point Pleasant; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Also surviving are a brother, Donald Lee Bennett of Northup; and a sister Virginia Lee James of Gallipolis.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his former wife, Judy Bennett George, on March 5, 2002.
Services will be 11 am Saturday, October 5, 2002, at the Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis, with Pastor Eugene Harmon officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 pm Friday, October 4, 2002.

Biggs, G A 'Al'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, April 8, 2002

POINT PLEASANT - G A "Al" Biggs, 77, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
Born September 25, 1924 in Cumberland, Md., he was a son of the late George Augustus and Edna Marie (Spicer) Biggs.
He was a United States Postal employee, serving as Postmaster at the Point Pleasant Post Office from 1968 until present. He was also the owner of the former Biggs Department Store, Point Pleasant; a US Army veteran, serving during World War II; a member of the Board of Directors of Pleasant Valley Hospital; a member of the International Order of the Odd Fellows Lodge 33, Point Pleasant; the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 731, Point Pleasant; the Point Pleasant Kiwanis Club; the American Legion, Mason County Post 23, Point Pleasant; the Minturn Lodge 19, AF&AM, Point Pleasant; and was involved in many community projects.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Biggs.
He is survived by his wife, Judith "Judy" G (Jones) Biggs; daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Tony Arozarena of Middletown, Ohio; sons and daughter-in-law, Keith Biggs of Point Pleasant, and David and Mary Biggs of Point Pleasant; step-daughter, Juanita Rickgauer of Newport, R.I.; sister Myra Lee Brannon of Rockville, Md.; and three grandchildren.
The funeral service will be 2 pm, Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Dr Frank L Frye officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens near Point Pleasant.
Visitation will be held from 6-9 pm, Monday, April 8, 2002, at the funeral home

Blake, Charlotte Mae
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, November 11, 2002
Obituaries
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HUNTINGTON - Charlotte Mae Blake, 57, of Ona, formerly of Culloden, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2002 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital.
She was born October 14, 1945 in Cabell County, a daughter of the late Charles McClellan and Stella McClellan Holley of Glenwood. She was a former nursing assistant and attended Lawrence Chapel Church.
She was preceded in death by her step father, Robert Holley; a brother Roger McClellan; and son, Jimmy Lynn Blake.
She is survived by five children, Dallas "Lee" Beckelheimer of Milton; Sandra Sue Beckelheimer of Huntington; Debra Sue Bechelheimer of Huntington, Cheryl Annette Blake of Ona; and Billy Jo Blake, Jr. of Lesage; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Lena and Johnny Hedrick of Huntington; Ethel and Hubert Gibson of Huntington; Mary Meade of Huntington; Violet Davis of Point Pleasant; and Tennessee and Roger Glover of Milton; one brother, Ronald McClellan; one sister-in-law, Brenda McClellan; seventeen grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6-8 pm on Monday at Heck Funeral Home in Milton. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 am on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at Heck Funeral Home with Rev. George Surgeon officiating. Burial will follow in Union Ridge Cemetery.

Blake, Mary Lou
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
February 2002

GALLIPOLIS, OHIO - Mary Lout Blake, 45 of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at her home.
Born January 24, 1957 in Point Pleasant, a daughter of Mary Jane (Parsons) Thornton and the late Abraham E Thornton, she was a homemaker.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Chapman, and brother, George Thornton.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Donoyan L and Robin Blake of Gallipolis, Ohio and Dale Blake of Crown City, Ohio; daughter, Crystal Kimberling of Leon; sisters, Helen Cox of Gallipolis, Ohio, Darlene Thornton of Pomeroy, Ohio, and Linda Willet of Ashton; brothers, Carl "Curly" Thornton and James Thornton, both of Gallipolis, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm Saturday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Reverend Jimmy Thornton officiating. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Leon.
Friends may call from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Blankenship, Shirley D (Myers)
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 2002

HUNTINGTON - Shirley D (Myers) Blankenship, 48, of Huntington, died Wednesday, April 10, 2002, at St Mary's Hospital.
Born January 28, 1954 in Mason County, she was a daughter of the late Herbert E and Marcella (Neal) Myers. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Cathy Lee Myers; brother, Terry Brenten Myers, St.; and granddaughter, Mika Faith Carter.
She is survived by her sons, David Allen Taylor of Huntington, and Shawn Allen Taylor of Pomeroy, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Angela Lee and Travis Thivener of Gallipolis, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law, Herbie and Mary Myers of Henderson, Larry and Kimberly Myers of Henderson, and Eric and Mary Myers of Apple Grove; and five grandchildren.
The funeral service will be 11 am Saturday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Stanley L Williamson officiating.
Burial will be at Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove.
Friends may call from 6-8 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Bledsoe, Linda Sue
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, March 20, 2002
Obituary

Linda Sue Bledsoe, 65, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at her home.
Born March 12, 1937 to Guy and Virginia (Hassner) McWilliams in Wheeling, she was a nurse and homemaker. She attended Main Street Baptist Church in Point Pleasant.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond E Bledsoe of Point Pleasant; mother Virginia McWilliams of Barboursville; daughter Judy (Kim) Browning of Point Pleasant; step-daughter Kathy Swafford of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sons Rick Sider of Letart and Christopher (Marie) Young of Pittsburgh, PA; step-sons Robert E (Diane) Young of Leon and Jack (Debbie) Young of Point Pleasant; six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Michael McWilliams.
Services will be Friday at 11 am at Main Street Baptist Church with Dr. Richard Sargent presiding. Burial will follow at Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant. Friends may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 pm at Main Street Baptist Church. Arrangements handled by Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Blessing, Geraldine Mabel (Hart)
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
June 2002
Geraldine Mabel (Hart) Blessing, 67, of Leon, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Harvey Chapel Church. She was born Dec. 10, 1934 in Leon to the late Floyd and Ida Hart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Wallie and Jack Hart; two sisters, Famous Hart and Olive Hart.
She is survived by her husband, Howard Kenneth (Pete) Blessing of Leon; four sons and daughters-in-law, Charles larry Blessing of Mount Alto, Floyd and Cathy Blessing, Kenneth and Nicole Blessing and Wallie Blessing, all of Leon; daughter and son-in-law Ida and Mike Herdman of Leon; two grandchildren, Travis Blessing and Anthony Blessing; one brother, Allen Hart of Leon; four sisters, Lillian Pierson, Doris Crump and Catherine Deweese, all of Leon, and Lizzie Mae Beagle of Point Pleasant.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Thomas Ridge Road, Leon. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, June 9, 2002, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Boles, Dakota Storm
Wednesday, November 6, 2002
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
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POINT PLEASANT - Dakota Storm Boles was stillborn on Monday, November 4, 2002, to James Thomas Boles and Jessica Louise (Hicks) Daubenmire of Point Pleasant at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother Jordan Daubenmire of Point Pleasant; maternal grandparents, Butch and Debbie Rainey of Point Pleasant; maternal grandfather, Ted Hicks of Springfield, Ohio; paternal grandfather, Michael Snowden of Point Pleasant; paternal great-grandparents, Harry and Mary Snowden of Point Pleasant; and several aunts and uncles.
Graveside services will be preformed at 11 a. m. on Friday, November 8, 2002, at Kirkland Memorial Gardens by the Rev. John Jackson.
Arrangements are by the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.

Boyce, Russell Woodrow
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, January 24, 2002
Russell Woodrow Boyce, 81, of Point Pleasant died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Born on Dec. 2, 1920, to the late Theodore Franklin Boyce and Nora Elaine (Laxton) Boyce, he was preceded in death by his first wife Ruth (Doolittle) Boyce and his second wife Opal (Cheesebrew) Boyce.
He was a US Army veteran serving in World War II and a member of the IBEW Local No. 317 in Huntington. He attended Wesleyan Church in Point Pleasant.
He is survived by three daughters, Alice (Jim-deceased) Way of Waverly, Ohio, Velvet (Dale) Jackson of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Beth (Brian) Glover of Point Pleasant; two sons, Donald W (Beverly) Boyce of Canal Winchester, Ohio, and Richard (Theresa) Gibbs of Westerville, Ohio, along with 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002, at 11 am at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with the Revs. Johnny Hayman and W H Durst officiating. Burial will follow at Suncrest Cemetery. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at Wilcoxen.

Brewster, Flora Mae
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
dd February 2002
WHARTON, W.VA. - Flora Mae Brewster, 61, of Wharton, W.Va., died February 4, 2002 at Boone memorial Hospital.
Born, January 14, 1941 in Mason, the daughter of the late Okay and Katie (Nollge) VanMeter, she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God, in Wharton.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Rosalie Roush; and brothers, William F, Okey, Jr., and George H VanMeter.
She is survived by her husband, Jessie J Brewster of Wharton, W.Va.; daughters and son-in-law, Kathryn and Steven Lusk of West Union, W.Va., Angela and Larry Heater of Weston, W.Va.; and Melissa and Ellery Lusk of West Union, W.Va.; son and daughter-in-law, George and Linda Stobart of Chapmanville, W.Va.; brothers and sister-in-law Winfield and Betty VanMeter of Mason, W.Va., John L and Wilda VanMeter of Mason, W.Va., Jackie and Kathy VanMeter of Mason, W.Va., and James and Cheryl VanMater of Boston, Mass; sister, Eva Gibbs of Barberton, Ohio; sister-in-laws, Luella F Vanmeter of Mason, W.Va. and Virginia "Ginger" VanMeter of Mason, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm Thursday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home with Reverend Rankin Roach officiating. Burial will be at Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart, W.Va.
Friends may visit from 6-9 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Brinker, Susie Mary
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
June 19, 2002
MASON - Susie Mary Brinker, 88, Mason, died Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at Overbrook Center in Middleport, Ohio.
Born Dec. 25, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Dotty and Celia Morgan Baily of Guyan.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Laddie Ledford; daughter, Shirley Ledford; three brothers; and a sister.
She is survived by her husband, Roy W. Brinker of Mason; a brother-in-law; a cousin; and two nieces.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Sunrise Cemetery with Pastor Carl Swisher officiating.
Arrangements under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home.
Friends may register on-line at www.andersonfh.com.

Brown, Rolande
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, December 26, 2002
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BELLEVIEW, Fla - Rolande Brown, formerly of New Haven, West Virginia, lost her battle with lung disease on Friday, December 20, 2002.
A loving mother and friend, she will be missed deeply by all who knew her as she touched the lives of many.
She was born November 25, 1925, in Lewiston, Maine.
She married Donald Brown in September 1944, and together they retired to Florida in 1984 until his death in April 1986.
She later married Reidar Lund and had several happy years until his death in November 2000. She loved everything about Florida, including her dog, Bambi.
She is survived by sisters, Mary Rose Holcomb and Rita Goulet; son, Donald Brown Jr., and wife, Karen, of Columbus, Ohio; daughters, Brenda Clatwoethy of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Libby Dudding and her husband, Dennis of Athens, Ohio; grandchildren, Chris Borwn and wife Cassie, Stacey Smith and husband Ric, Theresa Brown, Michele Austin and husband Stuart, Michael and Matthew Clatworthy, Jennifer Dodson and husband Jason, and David and Teresa Dudding; and great-grandchildren, Dylan Smith, Cody Brown, Caylin Cole, Brittany Austin, Meagan Clatworthy, and Aaron and Garrett Dodson - all will cherish her memory forever.
A memorial service took place at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Belleville.
Family visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 2002, at the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, West Virginia, followed by a funeral Mass at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pomeroy, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rolande's name may be made to St. Jude Hospital or the charity of one's choice. Cards may be sent to Brenda Clatworthy, 3100 Felbrigg Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615.

Buck, Leona Audren
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, November 29, 2002
Obituaries
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LEON - Leona Audren Buck, 86, of Leon, went to be with the Lord early Thursday morning, November 28, 2002, at Glenwood Park Methodist Home in Princeton, after an extended illness.
She was born August 7, 1916, a daughter of the late Henry and Lucy (Sayre) Riffle. She was a member of the Arbuckle Independent Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clodus Buck and sister, Dolly Riffle Upton.
She is survived by her children, Clodus Burdell, Darrell, Ronald, and Rodney (Butch) Buck of Leon, Fred Buck of Mount Olive, Gary Buck of Rocksprings, Ohio, Barbara Barnette of Rock Castle, and Carolyn Ilean Hurst and Karen Buck of Lashmeet; her sister, Ada Henson of Columbus, Ohio; her brothers, Lee Riffle of Columbus, and Lewis Edgar Riffle of Nitro; and 21 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2002, at the Raynes Funeral Home in Buffalo, with the Rev. Herbert Buck officiating. Burial will be at Buffalo Memorial Park. Visitation will take place at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2002.-- Paid notice (Charleston Gazette)

Buck, Leona Audren
Charleston Gazette, Charleston, WV
November 22, 2002

LEON - Leona Audren Buck, 86, of Leon went to be with the Lord, Nov. 28, 2002, in Glenwood Park Methodist Home, Princeton, W.Va., after an extended illness.
Born Aug. 7, 1916, in Nat, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Lucy Sayre Riffle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clodus Buck; and one sister, Dolly Riffle Upton.
She was aw member of the Arbuckle Independent Church.
Surviving are sons, Clodus Burdell, Darrell, Ronald and Rodney "Butch" Buck of Leon, Fred Buck of Mount Olive, W.Va., and Gary Buck of Rock Springs, Ohio; three daughters, Barbara Barnette of Rock Castle, Carolyn Ilean Hurst and Karen Buck of Lashmeet, W.Va.; one sister, Ada Henson of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Lee Riffle of Columbus, Ohio, and Lewis Edgar Riffle of Nitro, W.Va.; 21 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo with the Rev. Herbert Buck officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Memorial Park, Buffalo.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Buck, Nellie Catherine
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
March 2002

Nellie Catherine Buck, 81, of Grimms Landing died Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at home following a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of Grimms Landing, a homemaker and attended Oma Chapel Church.
She was a daughter of the late Oscar and Dessie Stewart Buck.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Oma Tucker, Gracie Buck and Virgie Grady; brother Harrison Buck.
She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Rhodes of Grimms Landing; son, Jack Buck of Buffalo; sister, Genevieve Call of Bidwell, Ohio; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 pm Friday at Oma Chapel in Grimms Landing with Revs. Carl Bailes and Joey Jeffers officiating. Burial will be at the Tucker Cemetery, Grimms Landing.
Friends may call from 6-9 pm Thursday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo.

Burdette, Patty A
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, February 25, 2002
Obituaries
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POINT PLEASANT-- Patty A Burdette, 70, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, February 23, 2002 at her home.
Born August 27, 1931 in Huntington, she was a daughter of the late Charles G. and Nellie M. (Young) Jones.
She was a homemaker and a member of Presbyterian Church, Point Pleasant, where she had served as Treasurer, Women of the Church Circle 2, and a member of the Point Pleasant Women's Club. She was a former employee in the office of the Mason County Clerk, was a former City Clerk of Point Pleasant, and was employed for 12 years (1987-1999) at Mid Ohio Valley Health Department, W.I.C. Program.
She is survived in death by her husband, Wayne Burdette of Point Pleasant; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Trish Burdette of Springfield, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Gary Aide, Ronceverte, W.Va.; brother and sister-in-law, John C. and Wanda Jones of Littleton, Colo; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bess Rhoades and (H.E. "Butch) Powell, of Powell, Ohio, and Karen and Jim Anderson of Parkersburg; brothers-in-law, Zeke and wife Jean Burdette of Point Pleasant, Ronald and wife Jessie Burdette of Leon, Curtis Burdette of Leon, and John Bill Burdette of Leon; sister-in-law, Juanita Burdette of Leon; and four grandchildren, Jeff Burdette and wife Angela, Jim Burdette, Becky Aide, and Alex Aide.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2002 at the Presbyterian Church with Dr. David Nash officiating. Burial will be at Leon Cemetery, Leon.
Visitation was from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, Sunday, February 24, 2002. An additional viewing will be held one hour prior to service at the church, Monday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Presbyterian church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 415, Point Pleasant, W.Va., 25550 or Pleasant Valley Hospice, 1011 Viand Street, Point Pleasant, W.Va., 25550.

Burdette, Toney
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, February 18, 2002

LEON - Toney Burdette, 98 of Leon died Saturday, February 16, 2002 from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was an Army veteran, a railroader and a member of the American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant.
He is survived by his sister, Sally Kirker of Leon; step-sons, Glenn Stanley and Garland Stanley; a nephew, a grand-niece, and several grand nephews.
Service will be 2 pm Wednesday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Reverend Johnnie Hayman officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery, Leon.
Friends may call from noon until time of service at the funeral home.

Burdette, Stanton E "Zeke"
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
August 20, 2002

POINT PLEASANT - Stanton E. "Zeke" Burdette, 73, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, August 16, 2002, at the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
He was born October 11, 1928, in Leon. He was the son of Arthur and Florence Schul Burdette.
Zeke was a master maintenance worker for Central Operating Company in New Haven.
He was a Korean War Army veteran.
Zeke is survived by his wife, Jean Burdette of Point Pleasant; a son, Bob Thomas of Yorktown, Virginia; grandsons, Eric and Stanton Thomas, and great-granddaughter Haleigh Thomas; brothers, Wayne Burdette of Point Pleasant, Ronald and Jessie Burdette of Point Pleasant, Curtis Burdette of Point Pleasant, and John Bill Burdette of Leon.
Visitation was held in the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant from 6 to 8 p m Monday, August 19, 2002. A private family funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug 20, 2002, at 11 am with Father Jim Bernacki officiating.
The burial will be at the convenience of the family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Zeke's memory to the Leon Baptist Church building fund, Leon, West Virginia 25123

Burgess, Olive R
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Deaths
Monday, November 25, 2002
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Olive R Burgess, 77, of Syracuse, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Haven United Methodist Church in New Haven.
She was born Oct. 16, 1925, a daughter of the late Oscar J Grimm and the late Rubie Olive Robinson Burgess.
Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 27, 2002, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason with Pastor Jim Brady officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery in Hew Haven. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday.

Bush, Rev. James 'Odell'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, October 3, 2002
Deaths
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GALLIPOLIS FERRY - The Rev. James "Odell" Bush, 85, Gallipolis Ferry, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at his residence.
Arrangements will be announced by Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Bush, Rev James Odell
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, October 4, 2002
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GALLIPOLIS FERRY -- The Rev James Odell Bush, 85, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Wednesday, October 2, 2002, at his residence.
He was born September 18, 1917, in Hogsett, son of the late John Bush and Louella Leonard Bush.
He was a pastor at Pleasant View Church for 29 years, and had been a minister for 44 years. He was a carpenter by trade.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Nora E Bush, on October 4, 2000; a granddaughter, Teresa Ann Henry; three sisters, Iva Baird, Marie Bateman and Audrey Campbell; and for brothers, Harold E Bush, Woodrow Bush, Byrd Bush and Guy Bush.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel M Siders Bush of Gallipolis Ferry; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda D and Roy Henry of Point Pleasant, and Violet L and Bob Henry of Gallipolis Ferry; a son and daughter-in-law, James Tim and Donna Bush of Gallipolis Ferry; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Bessie Crawford of Gallipolis Ferry; and several nieces and nephews.
He is survived by additional family, Mr and Mrs Tom Canterbury and family, Mr and Mrs Gary Kinnaird and sons, Mrs Charlene Weethee and family, Mrs John Blain and sons, Richard Canterbury and family, and Mr and Mrs Roy Canterbury and family.
He is survived by five grandchildren, R Dale Henry, Randy Henry, Penny Jo Rainey, Jamie Bush and Jill Bush; four great-grandchildren, Tiffany Davis, Amanda Arrington, Sara Henry and Jacob Rainey; and two great-great-grandchildren, Kayce Arrington and Colby Arrington.
Services will be 2 pm Saturday, October 5, 2002, at Pleasant View Church, with the Rev Bill Banks, the Rev Jim Lewis and Rev Lee Baird officiating. Burial will be in Beale Chapel Cemetery at Apple Grove. Friends may call at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant from 5 to 9 pm Friday, October 4, 2002. --Paid notice

Cadle, Ray K
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
March 2002

SHREVEPORT, LA. - Ray K Cadle, 95, of Shreveport, La., formerly of Leon, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport.
Born August 26, 1906 in Jackson County, he was a son of the late John Zearley and Mary (Adams) Cadle. He was a social services worker for the Mason and Putnam County Departments of public assistance, for McCall Publishing Co. in Dayton, Ohio, was an army veteran, and served with the Civil Service. He is listed in Who's Who in American Art, was a member of the Shreveport Art Club and a member of the Point Pleasant Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Cleon B, Bert B, Orval L and Clare B Cadle.
He is survived by his sister, Bonnie Cadle Hartley of Leon; brother, Parke A Cadle of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held 1 pm Monday at Bethel Church, Leon Baden Rd., Leon, with Rev James H Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery, Leon.
Friends may call from 7-9 pm Sunday at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Carder, Harold A
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, September 4, 2002
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Harold A. Carder, 91, of Route 1, Letart Road, Point Pleasant, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant. He was a retired maintenance worker for the Mason County Board of Education. Harold was a Christian. He was born July 29, 1911, in Mason County, W.Va. He was a son of the late George and Ella (Rice) Carder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Olive H. (Hogg) Carder; a sister, Senna Rodgers; and two brothers, Herman and Howard Carder.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Carder Carney of Charleston, W.Va.; two grandsons, William and Robert Carney; six great-grandchildren, William Joseph, Jason, James, Jennifer, Megan, and Elizabeth Carney; and a great-great-grandson, Derek Carney; a sister, Edna Zakaski of Sissonville; two brothers, Clifford Carder of Point Pleasant, and George Carder of Silver Springs, Md; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Louis A. "Andy" Hussell Jr., officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens near Point Pleasant. Visitation will be held at the funeral home, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Carlyle, Stella Mae
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, February 18, 2002

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Stella Mae Carlyle, 83 of Columbus, Ohio, died Saturday, February 16, 2002 at her home.
Born May 5, 1918 in Arlee, a daughter of the late Harry Monroe and Frona Siders Nibert, she was a homemaker, former Pastor of Wyoma Pentecostal Church, and a member of the North Apostolic Tabernacle, Columbus, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Rexall Carlyle Sr.; brother, Theodore Nibert; and sisters, Audrey Lee, Sylvia Austin and Lydia Roush.
She is survived by her daughter, Juanita Williams of Columbus, Ohio; son Lloyd "Rex" Rexall Carlyle Jr. of Westerville, Ohio; sisters, Anna Henry of Gallipolis Derry and Betty Jordan of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Harry Nibert Jr. of Jenkins, Ky.; six grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm Wednesday at Wyoma Pentecostal Church with Pastor David Wedlund and Reverend Roger Bonecutter officiating. Burial will be at Wyoma Cemetery, Gallipolis Ferry.
Friends may call from 6-9 pm Tuesday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home. Additional viewing will be held one hour prior to the church service Wednesday.

Carsey, Patricia Karr
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, October 7, 2002
UPPER ARLINGTON - Patricia Karr Carsey, 72, Upper Arlington, Ohio formerly of Mason Died Saturday, Oct. 5 at Arlington Court Nursing Center Upper Arlington, Ohio.
Born Dec. 25, 1929 in Charleston, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Irving Karr Jr. and Virginia Hodge Karr. She was a graduate of Pomeroy High School, attended Western College for woman (sic) in Oxford Ohio and Ohio University.
She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary E Carsey and Sarah (Dr. Seven L.) Carsey Walker; grandchildren, Kelly Elizabeth Walker and Robert Isom Walker all of Upper Arlington; two nieces Barbara Morgan, Charleston, Jane Grady Cross Lanes, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Fred R Carsey D.D.S. in 1994.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 pm in Evergreen Cemetery in Letart, W.Va. Friends may call at Fisher Funeral Home in Pomeroy from 11 am to 1 pm on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Meigs County Public Libraries 216 West Main Street Pomeroy Ohio, 45769.

Casto, Donald D
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
May 2002
LEON - Donald D Casto, 66, of Leon, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. He was a son of the late Fred and Hazel Hulbert Casto. He was a retired operator for AVTEX fibers, Nitro and a farmer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Norma Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Coleman Casto; children, Berry Matheny of Leon and Ronald Casto of Red House; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Arden and Fredrick Casto of Buffalo; sisters, Doris Jividen of Wheelersburg, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 2 pm Wednesday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, with Paul Arthur officiating. Burial will be at Mt Zion Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6-9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Chapman, Dana "Danny" W
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
January 2002
SOUTHSIDE - Dana "Danny" W Chapman, 51, of Southside, was killed January 26, 2002, in an auto accident. He was born November 27, 1950 in Mason County, to the late Charlie and Till Duncan Chapman. He was a truck driver for Valley Brook Concrete Company and an avid bow hunter.
He is preceded in death by two half-brothers, Edward Duncan and Buddy Chapman.
He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Shuler Chapman; sons and daughter-in-law, Dana Lee and Kendra Chapman of Southside, and Charles "Chuckie" and Keri Chapman of Point Pleasant; step-children, Timmy and Gale Shuler of Apple Grove, Ricky and Karen Shuler of Glenwood, and Diane Shuler and LeaAnn Harbour of Apple Grove, grandchildren, Justice, Miranda and Haleigh Chapman; step-grandchildren, Amanda, Derick, Shelby, John, Allen, and Bessie Mayes and Kayle Trippett; and half-sisters, Hilda Stewart of Point Pleasant, Goldie "Dode" Deweese of Delaware, Ohio, and Blanch Shuler of Pliny, W Va.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at 1 pm with Rev Lee Baird and Rev Marlin Campbell. Burial will follow at the Union Cemetery, Pliny, W Va. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, January 29, 2002 from 6-9 pm.
Pallbearers will be Timmy Shuler, Ricky Shuler, Forest Christy, Paul Jeffers, Michael Jeffers, and Richard Sydenstricker. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby Kinniard and Larry Hall.

Chattin, Madolene
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, November 21, 2002
CLIFTON - Madolene Chattin, 73, Clifton, died Thursday, Nov 21, 2002, at her daughter's residence in Teays Valey.
Arrangements will be announced by Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home of Mason.

Clark, Fannie L
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
February 2002
LETART - Fannie L Clark, 91, of Letart, died Friday, February 22, 2002 at Mitchell's Home Care.
Born Oct. 26, 2920 in Letart, she was a daughter of the late Okey W. and Alma (Pickens) Roush. She was a homemaker and a member of the Broad Run United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl T. Clark in 1983; son, Warren N Clark; great-granddaughter, Audrey J Clark; sisters, Freda D. Henry, Eunice M. Hart, Estyl L. Clark, and Elsie A. Lieving; brothers, Hazen H. Roush and Raymond S. Roush.
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Erma J and Wayne L. Jones of Mason, and Linda L. and Burton C. Hickman of New Haven; son, Clyde T. Clark of Letart; seven grandchildren, Lynne R. Garrett of Poca, Lana D. Noble of Shade, Ohio, Mark T. Clark of Letart, Martha J. Dickie of Miami, Florida, Norris R. Bumgarner of Southside, Roger L. Bumgarner of Letart, and Scott A. Jones of Mason; six -great grandchildren, Trace M. Jarrett of Poca, Evan T. Jarrett of Poca, Marissa L. Noble of Shade, Ohio, Kristen N. Dickie of Miami, Florida, (Rest of the clipping missing)
NOTE: Mitchell's Home Care, West Columbia, Mason County, West Virginia

Clark, Margaret J "Sis"
Saturday Times-Sentinel, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, September 7, 2002
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NEW HAVEN - Margaret J "Sis" Clark, 66, of New Haven, W.Va., died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Clark was born Feb. 24, 1936, in Gibbstown, W.Va., to Lawrence Persinger Cunningham and Loretta T. (Gibbs) Bush.
She was a homemaker and attended the True Gospel Church. She was survived by her husband Herman H. Clark to whom she was married for 47 years.
She was also survived by her son and daughter-in-law Wayne L and Terri Clark, Circleville; son Herman H Clark, Jr., Carroll, Ohio; mother Loretta T Bush, Letart, W.Va.; grandsons Joshua W. Clark, Jacksonville, Fla.; Robert L. Clark, Circleville, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law Lawrence and Linda Cunningham, Jr, Letart, W.Va.; Harvey Junior and Sara Bush, Letart, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home. Reverend Donald Roach will be officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept 9, at the funeral home.

Clendenin, Walter Lew
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, February 20, 2002

POINT PLEASANT - Walter Lew Clendenin, 83 of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born April 4, 1918 in Mason County, he was a son of the late Lew and Mamie (Morrison) Clendenin. He was a welder in Local 798, Pipeliners, in Tulsa, Okla.; attended St. Paul United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant; was a member of the Minturn Lodge 19 AF&AM, in Point Pleasant, the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry 32, Charleston; a member of the Point Pleasant Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution; and had been in the Civilian Conservation Corps. of Nevada.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, George Michael "Mike" Clendenin.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Gertrude (Lucas) Clendenin; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Toni Clendenin of South Charleston and Charles and Audrey Smith Clendenin of New Richmond, Ohio; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm Friday at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Reverend Nancy Mayes officiating. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant.
Friends may visit from 7-9 pm Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Paul United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2434 Jackson Avenue, Point Pleasant, W.Va. 25550.

Clinton, James Nile, Jr.
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, September 20, 2002
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HENDERSON - James Nile "Jimmy" Clinton Jr., 44, of Henderson, died Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at his home.
He was retired from ARP, where he worked on the boats. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Mason County Squadron 23, and he was a member of United Steelworkers Local 14811, District 8.
Surviving are Jimmy's parents, James Nile Sr., and Lora Mae Clinton of Sout6h Charleston; brother, Carl W. Clinton of Beckley; sisters, Teresa Roberts Andrew of Havanna, Florida, and Lora Kay Gillenwater of Wilton, several aunts and uncles; and four nieces, two nephews, and several close friends.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2002, at Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home in St. Albans, with James Burgess officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2002, at the funeral home

Coakley, Rachel
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
February 2002

RICHMOND, Va. - Rachel Coakley, 90, of Richmond, VA, died Monday, February 4, 2002, at her residence.
She was a native of Point Pleasant and a graduate of Ohio State University where she received her nursing degree. She worked as a public health nurse and later became a private duty nurse.
She was a member of the Ginter Park United Methodist Church where she was the former secretary of the administrative board; member of the AAUW and AARP.
She is survived by step-daughter Frances C Beals of Edgefield, S.C.; nephews Edward Dodd of Port Charlotte, FL, John Caudill, Olan Blaine, Harold Blain and Jimmy Blain, all of Point Pleasant; and niece Bonnie Alley of Point Pleasant.
Services were conducted on Friday in South Carolina.

Collins, Polly C Taylor
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
February dd, 2002

GALLIPOLIS FERRY, W. Va. - Polly C Taylor Collins, 86, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Saturday evening, February 16, 2002 at her home. Born September 5, 1915 in Frenchburg, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late John Alexander and Sarah Frances (Craig) Taylor.
She was a homemaker and a member of Jordan Baptist Church in Gallipolis Ferry; an honorary member of the Point Pleasant Women's Club; a member and long time Chaplain of the Order of the Eastern Star, Point Pleasant Chapter 75; she had served as the worthy advisor for the Rainbow Girls in Point Pleasant; am member of the Lafayette White Shrine in Gallipolis, Ohio; a member of the Rebecca's in Rainelle. W. Va., where she had held the highest office in the lodge.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Emmett R Collins, who passed in 1976; her sister, Mary Thompson; and brothers, James Taylor, Jack Taylor, Clifford Taylor and John Alex Taylor, Jr.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Blanche and Harry Siders and Pauline and John Krimm, all of Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va.; son and daughter-in-law, John and Sue Collins of Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va.; a special sister-in-law, Virginia Taylor of Rupert, W. Va.; seven grandchildren, Jay Krimm, Ava Krogmann, Paul Krimm, Don Siders, David Siders, Brian Hagley and Eddie Hagley; nine great-grandchildren, Don Siders, Jr., Joshua Siders, Summer Krimm, Brittany Krimm, Megan Burris Jason Burris, Richard Krogmann, Jr, James Krogmann, and Luke Hagley; and two great-great-grandchildren, Cody Siders and Blake Siders.
Funeral service will be held at 1 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, in Point Pleasant, W. Va., with Reverend Charles Moses and Reverend Ron Swiney officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, near Point Pleasant. Visitation was conducted at the funeral home on Monday, February 18, 2002, from 6 pm until 8 pm with an Eastern Star memorial service being conducted at 6 pm.

Cox, Catherine Faye
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, November 12, 2002
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POMEROY - Catherine Faye Cox, 44, Pomeroy, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002 at her residence.
She was born Nov. 25, 1957, in Ripley, W.Va. She was preceded in death by her mother, Catherine Virginia Allen Sawyers, and is survived by her father, Robert Lee Sawyers of Letart, W.Va., sons, Jessy W. Young of Gallipolis, Seth Cremeans of Columbus, and Joshua Cremeans of Gallipolis; a daughter, June Cremeans of Pomeroy, two granddaughters, Sonja Young of Racine and Jessika Young of Gallipolis; sisters Glenna Lee (Basil) Sampson of Covington, W.Va., Irene Iris (Henry) Miller of Fall Brook, Calif., Mary (Dave) Machir of Letart, W.Va., Lillian Loretta (Melvin) Nelson of Boise, Idaho, Janetta May (Charles) Miller of Middleport, Dreama Sue (Mike) Cremeans of Pomeroy, Irma Jewell (Jeff) McKinney of Antiquity; brothers Carby Wayne (Sherri) Sawyers of Louisville, Ky., and Robert Leon Sawyers of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 pm Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 at Anderson Funeral Home with Elder Kenneth Vickers officiating. Burial will follow at Graham Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 pm on Wednesday.
An online registry is available at www.andersonfh.com.

Crabtree, Dorothy J
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, September 12, 2002
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THE PLAINS, Ohio - Dorothy Jane Crabtree, 89, of The Plains, died Wednesday, September 11, 2002, in Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio.
She was born November 5, 1912, in Jobs, Ohio, the daughter of the late Andrew McKinney and Nora Lowe McKinney.
A homemaker, she was a member of the First Church of God in Athens, Ohio, and was an alumnus of the Interstation City Bible College in Florida.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce (Kenneth) Hubbard of Alaska, and Jean (William) Snell of Kentucky; a sister, Zelda Strausbaugh of Morristown, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Aretta Lott and Doris Cunningham of Chauncey, Ohio.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her late husband, the Rev. Fred Crabtree; a daughter, Barbara Souders; a brother, Paul McKinney; and sisters, Ester Adkins and Elaine Durst.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2002, in Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, Ohio, with the Rev. Bud Allman and the Rev. William Shepler officiating.
Graveside services will be will be (sic) 2 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2002, in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2002, and prior to the service on Saturday, September 14, 2002.
Letters of condolence may be sent to the family from the web site, www.brownfuneralservice.com.

Crum, Thomas Edward
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 16, 2002
APPLE GROVE-Thomas Edward Crum, 67, of Apple Grove, died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at his residence.
Born August 7, 1934, in Glenwood, he was a son of the late Edward and Mary Jane Davis Crum. He was a salesman in the wholesale grocery business, a member of Ceredo Church of Christ, and attended Glenwood Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Lee Crum.
He is survived by his wife, Freda Mae Douglas Crum; daughters and sons-in-law, Terri Sue and Ronnie Nance of Fraziers Bottom, Lori Ann and Randall Wiley of Glenwood, and Peggy Jean and Randall Mayes of Apple Grove; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Sally Crum of West Chester, Ohio, Larry Allen and Marketta Crum of Gallipolis Ferry, and Randall Lee Crum of Glenwood; brother and sister-in-law, James and Rose Crum of Proctorville, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be 11 am Friday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington. Burial will be at Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove.
Friends may call from 6-8 pm Thursday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington.

Cunningham, Myrtle Lee
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
July 8, 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Myrtle Lee Cunningham, 84, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, July 5, 2002 at Ohio State University Medical Center.
Born September 14, 1917 in Willard, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Gretta Mae (Ison) Carroll. She was a homemaker and an ordained minister in the Gospel Tabernacle Association, Inc.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Cunningham of Point Pleasant; daughters, Barbara Blankenship of Gallipolis Ferry, Karen Cogar of Gallipolis Ferry; Betty McCoy of Ashville, Ohio, and Mary McCumber of Severn, Md.; sons, James L Jordan of Hawsville, Ky., And Larry E Jordan of Vandalia, Ohio; sisters, Naomi Hanes of Circleville, Ohio, and Shirley Banks of Dayton, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be 2 pm Tuesday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Reverend Zenobia Smith and Reverend William Smith officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Letart.
Friends may call from 7-9 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Dabney, John Kenny
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 2002

APPLE GROVE - John Kenny Dabney, 90, of Apple Grove, died Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born November 4, 1911, a son of the late William and Nannie (Caudill) Dabney Martin in Arlee, Ohio. He was a retired correctional officer from Florida and Ohio and was a member of Wyoma Pentecostal Church, Gallipolis Ferry.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Irene (Crawford) Dabney.
He is survived by his brothers, Rex Martin of Marion, Ohio, Bob Martin of Harrington, Delaware, and Bill Martin of Marion, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 1 pm Saturday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev Roger Bonecutter officiating. Burial will be at Beale Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove.
Friends may visit from 7-9 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Denny, Nellie
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, January 29, 2002
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Nellie Denny, 70, of Statesville, North Carolina, died at her home on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002.
She was born June 10, 1931 in Letart to the late Wade and Elizabeth Finnicum. She was a cook at Waffle House in Statesville, N. C., for 17 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Eugene Denny; brother John Finnicum; and sisters Nathalie Aiello and Martha Morris.
She is survived by sons Jack Denny of Hiddenite, N.C., Kevin Denny of Statesville, N. C., and Gary (Leona) Nolan of West Union; daughter Sharon (Allen) Hanning of Gallipolis, Ohio; brothers Jack (Margaret) Finnicum of Gallipolis, Ohio, Frank Finnicum of Mason; sisters Alice (Larry) Eads of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Betty (Jim) Dovenbarger of West Virgnina; and three granddaughters.
Services will be on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Jack Finnivum presiding. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a. m. and graveside services will be conducted after the service at Letart Evergreen Cemetery.

Derrick, James Elbin
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
May 27, 2002
NEW Haven - James Elbin Derrick, 72, of New Have, formerly of Ravenswood, died Sunday, May 26, 2002 at his home.
Born April 6, 1930 in Charleston, he was a son of the late Elbin Cecil Derrick and Lucy Irene Martin. He was an Army veteran and worked at KACC, in maintenance as a welder. He was also a member of the United Steelworkers Local 5668 and American Legion Post 140, New Haven.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Edith Derrick and sisters, Norma Ragan and Arbutus "Boots" Bratton.

Dodson, Lester P
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
June 2002
MIDDLEPORT, Ohio - Lester P. Dodson, 89, of Mason, died Friday, June 14, 2002, at the Overbrook Center.
He was born May 10, 1913, in West Columbia, W.Va., a son of the late Lewis P. and Hattie Orilla (Fowler) Dodson.
A retired carpenter, he was a member of the Carpenter Local No. 1159 in Point Pleasant and also attended the First Church of God in New Haven.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Laura A. Dunbar and Eleanor R. Ewing; and two brothers, Thomas F. Dodson and Lewis M. Dodson.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley A. and Robert H. Ball of Toledo, Ohio, and E. Jane and Lawrence A. Moore of Mason; a son and daughter-in-law, Lewis P. and Margaret A Dodson of Mason; one sister, Mabel L. Strayer of Vienna, W.Va.; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted Monday, June 17, 2002, 1 p.m., at Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Robert H. Ball officiating.
There will be no visitation.

Donahue, Elmer
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, November 21, 2002
LETART - Elmer Donahue, 70, Letart, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, as the result of an automobile accident.
Arrangements will be announced by Anderson Funeral Home, New Haven.

Dudding, Frances Virginia (Machir)
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Frances Virginia (Machir) Dudding, 88, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and formerly of St. Albans, W.Va., died Tuesday morning, April 16, 2002, at her home.
She was a homemaker and had formerly worked at the G.C. Murphy Company, in Point Pleasant; she was a member of Heights United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, W.Va., and had attended St. Mark's United Methodist Church in St. Albans. She was a member of the Col. Charles Lewis Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Born June 8, 1913, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Harry and Cyrena (Edwards) Machir.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, George Axtell Dudding, who died April 27, 1994; one sister Ida Faye Machir; and four brothers, Charles, Clifford, Franklin, and Gilbert Machir.
She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Howard (Florence E.) Love of Letart, W.Va.; a special friend, Haley Fields of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11 am, Friday, April 19, 2002, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va., with Dr Ben Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home, Thursday, April 18, 2002, from 6 pm until 9 pm. ADAR memorial service will be held at 6 pm the evening of visitation.

Dunlap, Clyde Junior
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, January 21, 2002

LEON - Clyde Junior Dunlap, 78, of Leon, W.Va., went to be with the Lord, on Sunday evening, January 20, 2002, from the VA Medical Center, in Huntington, W.Va., following a long illness.
He was a retired port engineer of G&C Towing. He was a good Christian and a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union of Leon.
He was a longtime resident of Leon, W.Va.; and a US Army veteran of World War II. Born February 7, 1923 in Ambrosia, W.Va., he was a son of the late Elwell and Bertha (Huffman) Dunlap.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Yvonne Dunlap; two brothers, Orvin and Dencil Dunlap; and three sisters, Katherine McDaniel, Fay Holcomb and Phyllis Leach.
Surviving are his wife, Anna G (Doss) Dunlap; two sons and daughter-in-law, Clyde H "Buck" and Ruth Dunlap of Gallipolis, Ohio and Phillip H Dunlap of Leon, W.Va.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Dennis Nealon of Valdosta, Georgia, Bernice and Keith DeWeese, Anna and James Martin and Dorothy Dunlap, all of Leon, W.Va.; a special loved one, Tim Roush of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; a sister, Erma Rollins of Lorain, Ohio.
He was blessed with eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Leon, W.Va., with Reverend Johnny Hayman and Reverend Pete Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Crab Creek Road, Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., where military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Mason County Post 23.
Visitation will be held at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant on Tuesday, January 22, 2002, from 7-9 pm.

Durst, Kenneth Leroy
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
May 2002
SPPRINGFIELD - Kenneth Leroy Durst, Sr., 78, of Springfield, died Sunday, May 26, 2002, in Ohio Masonic Home. He was born October 12, 1923 in Leon, West Virginia, the son of Hershchel and Ruth (Barnett) Durst.
Kenny moved to Springfield in 1951. He was a U.S. Army W.W.II Veteran. He had worked as a machinist for Thompson Grinder for 21 years and Cascade Corporation for 10 years. He loved his family and music.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lillian Knapp Durst; daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and John Stalder of Springfield and Linda and Bob Fuller of Conneaut, Ohio; sons and daughters-in-law, Homer and Vera Durst of Springfield, Kenneth Jr. and Donna Durst of Lexington, South Carolina, Paul and Glenda Durst and David and Heather Durst all of Springfield; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edna Huber of Springfield, Evelyn (Ed) Smith of Mt. Alto, West Virginia, and Emma (Robert) Shirley of Leon, West Virginia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Winfred Durst of Letart, West Virginia and Floyd and Dorthleen Durst of Millwood, West Virginia; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruth Runyan and Ella Knapp; brothers Herbert, Clyde, Ralph and William Durst. A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday from 5-8 in the Littleton and Rue Funeral Home, Springfield. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Russell Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com.

Durst, Kenneth Wayne
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
March 2002

LEON - Reverend Kenneth Wayne Durst, 83, of Rt. 2 Leon, departed this life, March 10, 2002 at his home, following an extended illness.
He was born August 26, 1918, in Cottageville, W.Va., a son of the late Kinsy and Lydia (Hughes) Durst.
He was a retired railroad engineer and brakeman from Foote Mineral Corporation with 29 years of service. He became an ordained minister through the Church of Christ in Christian Union in 1952. He was a former pastor in several churches, in Walton, Leon, and Bethel. He retired from Gospel Lighthouse Church in Leon. He also served as a volunteer for the Mount Flower Rescue Squad for nine years.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Daisy (McClure) Durst; sons, Ronald Durst of Point Pleasant, and James Durst of Mount Alto; daughters, Dorthy Click of Mount Alto, Lois Durst of Cottageville, Lydia Stone of Point Pleasant; brothers, Carroll Durst of Point Pleasant, and Glen Durst of Lancaster, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Sisters, Wilma Keefer and Garnett Ward preceded him in death.
Services will be 1 pm Thursday, March 13, 2002 at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with the Reverend Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Leon.
Visitation will be from 6-9 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2002 and from 9 am until service time on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Edwards, Eleanor L
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 2002
Eleanor L Edwards, 67, of Hartford, died Monday, April 15, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
She was born March 10, 1935 in Hartford to the late Willie E and Evelyn (Gibbs) Edwards. She was a nurse's aide at Holzer Medical Center.
She is survived by her sister Carol (Jim) Will if (sic) Pomeroy, Ohio; brothers John (Bonny) Edwards of Mason, Larry (Margaret) Edwards of Rutland, Ohio, Darrell (Donna) Edwards of New Haven, Glen (Edwina) Edwards of Clifton, Ralph (Janet) Edwards of Cottageville, Wayne (Crystal) Edwards of Hartford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers _______Edwards, Bernard Edwards and Marvin R Edwards.
Services are at 1 pm Thursday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason with Rev. Emmett Rawson officiating. Burial _______ at Zerkle Cemetery in Letart. Visitation is _______ 6 to 9 pm.

Edwards, Leota
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, November 26, 2002
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RIPLEY - Leota (Miller) Edwards, 81, of Ripley, departed this life, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, following an extended illness, at the home of her sister, Virginia Hess of Leon.
She was born May 1, 1921, in Leon, a daughter of the late Hollie F and Elzina (Cain) Miller.
She was a former employee of Union Carbide of Charleston, and was a member of the Ripley Tabernacle Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Seymour Edwards.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2002, at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with the Rev Jasper Herdman and Pastor Mark Siers officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Flatrock. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at the funeral home.

Erwin, Lloyd O
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
May 17, 2002
SOUTHSIDE - Lloyd O Erwin, 80, of Southside, died Thursday, May 16, 2002 at his home. Born March 16, 1922 in Putnam County, he was a son of the late Byron A and Retha J (Hodges) Erwin.
He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Point Pleasant Moose Lodge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Cline and Howard Erwin, and sister, Ernestine Whittington.
He is survived by his wife, Martha (Johnson) Erwin of Southside; daughter and son-in-law, Ronna and Lawrence Wood of Gallipolis, Ohio; two grandsons; one great granddaughter; sisters, Maxine Learly of Leon, Freda Roach of Friendly, and Hazel Doss of Niles, Ohio; and brother, Okey Erwin of Point Pleasant.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, at Concord Baptist Church with Reverend Fred McCallister officiating. Burial will be at Concord Cemetery, Henderson.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Fierbaugh, Karen Matthews Davis
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Karen Matthews Davis Fierbaugh, 64, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Thursday morning, April 17, 2002, at St Mary's Hospital, in Huntington, W.Va.
She was a retired employee of Somerville's State Farm Insurance Agency in Point Pleasant, W.Va. She was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, W.Va., and had been a volunteer at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born December 2, 1937, in Charleston, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Oliver Bruce and Archetta (Matthews) Davis.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Dorothy Pratt Davis.
She is survived by her husband, John J "Joe" Fierbaugh; two daughters and son-in-law, Tandy Fierbaugh of Huntington, W.Va., and Jennifer and Don Westfall of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; one sister, Ann "Snooks" Woolwine of Garland, Texas; and two grandchildren, Courtney Paige Westfall and Tyler Joseph Westfall.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm, Saturday, April 20, 2002, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., with Reverend Nancy Mayes officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home, at 11:00 am, Saturday till service time, to come and share her life and memories with the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Route 1, Box 726, Point Pleasant, W.Va. 25550 or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern W.Va., 623 West Lee Street, Charleston, W.Va. 25302.

Fisher, Herman
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, November 1, 2002
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POINT PLEASANT - Herman Fisher, 74, of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehab Center.
He was born July 2, 1928, in Hurricane, West Virginia, the son of William and Dora Sponaushe Fisher.
A farmer, he was U.S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 23 in Point Pleasant.
He is survived by three daughters, Becky (Don) Saxon of Gallipolis, Ohio, Teresa Vreeland, of Gallipolis, and Anita Kayser of Ashburn, North Carolina; two sisters, Doris (Larry) Bayes of Hamlin, and Edna (Roger) Dilon of Milton; a brother, Herbert (Opal) Fisher of Lesage; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Johnie Blake of Point Pleasant.
Hw is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Richard Sponaushe, Carroll Fisher, Jim Fisher and Harvey Fisher; and two sisters, Mary Fisher and Lorene LeMunyon.
Memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2002 with Pastor Don Saxon at Deal Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service. Flag presentation will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 23. Burial will follow at the convenience of the family.

Foreman, John F.
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, September 5, 2002
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John F Foreman, 76, of Columbus, Ohio, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Sunrise on the Scioto, in Columbus. John was a retired U.S. Postal Inspector in Columbus and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was born January 15, 1926 in Point Pleasant. He was a son of the late William W. and Ada (Plants) Foreman. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, William O., Byron, and Ellsworth Foreman. John is survived by a sister, Gladys L. Daughertry of Columbus.
Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial will follow in the Greer Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service.

Foster, Edward Lucius
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
August 20, 2002
LAKIN-Edward Lucius Foster, 77, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, in Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington.
Born Feb.19, 1925, in Kanawha County, son of the late Lucius and Carrie Garrett Foster, he was a general laborer.
Surviving are a sister, Mary Burkett of Pittsburgh, Pa; and a brother, Robert Foster.
Services will be 10 am Wednesday in Lakin Chapel, with pastor Greg Collins officiating. Burial will be in Lakin Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

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