2002 Obituaries G - L

 

Gerlach, Mary Kathryn Boggess
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
February 2002

POINT PLEASANT - Mary Kathryn Boggess Gerlach, born April 23, 1909, departed this life Wednesday, February 20, after a long battle with depressive-dementia which began with the death of her son, Lawrence Roy Gerlach, Jr., in 1974. Immediate cause of death was pneumonia.
Mr. Gerlach grew up on a farm in the Flatrock area of Mason County where she was often seen bounding through the hills and fields on horseback, side-by-side with a girlhood friend, Ms. Gertrude Selby Smith, who passed away shortly before Ms. Gerlach's death.
Ms. Gerlach and her husband, Lawrence Roy Gerlach, Sr., shared the ownership and management of the Quality Manufacturing Company, Manufactures of Women's Dresses and Sportswear in Point Pleasant. In later years, they were joined in the business by their two sons. Over a period of time, just short of 50 years, the Quality Manufacturing Company provided employment for 80 to 100 women in the Point Pleasant area at any given time. During World War II, defense contracts with the government provided for the expansion of the force to include a special unit of Afro-American women from West Virginia and Ohio, giving them an opportunity to participate in the war effort.
Ms. Gerlach was a member of Main Street Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. She was the daughter of John W. Boggess and Blanche Greer Boggess, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Roy Gerlach, Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence Roy, Jr. and Mabel Gerlach Jamison; a sister, Sybil Hooper; two brothers, Glen and Sidney Boggess; and a son-in-law, Dr. Geroge J. Wischner.
Ms. Gerlach is survived by one daughter, Mary Ellen Gerlach-Wischner of Point Pleasant, and a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. And Ms. O.F. Gerlach of Terra Alta, W.Va. She is also survived by her grandson and his wife, Michael and Beverly Carder, who were her devoted primary caregivers during the last decade of her life. Other survivors include a second grandson, John Gerlach; seven granddaughters, Carol, Cathy, Jennifer, Linda, Kimberly, Mary, and Stephanie; 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service and celebration of Ms. Gerlach's life took place Saturday, February 23, at Suncrest Cemetery with Rev. Frank Frye officiating. The celebration included comforting and inspiring words from Rev. Frye, a group poetry reading, and special vocal selections sung by Ms. Lilly Faye Lanham. At the close of the service, a bevy of colorful balloons was released into the sky in memory of deceased family members, followed by the release of a single pink balloon in final tribute to Ms. Gerlach, who is indeed, free at last.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Gibbs, Thomas Blaine
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, January 30, 2002
Deaths
Thomas Blaine Gibbs, 68, died Tuesday at his residence in Hartford.
Born April 10, 1933 in Hartford, the son of Charles R Gibbs and Louise (Kearns) Gibbs, he was a retired coal miner with Central Operating Company.
He is survived by his wife, Deloris (Owens) Gibbs, of Hartford, his son and daughter-in law, Tom and Becky Gibbs of Crown City, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Don Lyons of Camp Conley, Kimberly and Lee Boles of Pt. Pleasant, Regina and Mark Griffith of Pt. Pleasant, Marlene and Noah Hysell, of Middleport, Ohio, and daughter Melody Gibbs of Pt. Pleasant.
Gibbs' surviving sisters and brother-in-laws are Virginia Mae and Hubert Patterson, Hartford and Donna and Roy Neece, of Middleport, Ohio.
His surviving sister is Brenda A Warth, of Hartford.
Thomas Gibbs had 12 grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Charles Gibbs, Cecil Gibbs, and John Gibbs, as well as by his sister, Kathryn Florence Warth, and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at his residence in Hartford.
The graveside service will take place Friday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Graham Cemetery in New Haven, WV.
NOTE: Date of death would have been January 29, 2002.

Gibbs, Thomas Blaine
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, January 31, 2002
Deaths

HARTFORD - Thomas Blaine Gibbs, 68, of Hartford, died Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at his residence.
Born April 10, 1933, in Hartford, son of the late Charles R and Louise (Kearns) Gibbs, he was a retired coal miner for Central Operating Co., and was a member of United Mine Workers Local 1886.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Charles, Cecil and John Gibbs; sister Kathryn Florence Warth; and three grandchildren.
He is survived by wife, Deloris (Owens) Gibbs of Hartford; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Becky Gibbs of Crown City, Ohio; daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Don Lyons of Camp Conley, Kimberly and Lee Boles of Point Pleasant, Reginia and Mark Griffith of Point Pleasant, and Marlene and Noah Hysel of Middleport, Ohio; daughter, Melody Gibbs of Point Pleasant; sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia Mae and Hubert Patterson of Hartford, and Donna and Roy Neece of Middleport, Ohio; sister, Brenda A Warth of Hartford; Brothers and sisters-in-law, Hubert and Cathy Gibbs of New Haven, Denver D and Connie Gibbs of Hartford, and Gary G and Reba Gibbs of Hartford; brother, Garland O Biggs of Hartford; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 11 am Friday at Graham Cemetery in New Haven with Reverend Huling Green officiating.
Friends may call from 6-9 pm Thursday at his residence in Hartford. Arrangements were completed by Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home.

Gibeaut, Madeline Roush
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 2002
BIDWELL, Ohio - Madeline Roush Gibeaut, 93, of Bidwell, Ohio died Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Scenic Hills Nursing Center, Bidwell.
Born January 7, 1909, in Leon, she was a daughter of the late George and Laura (Wolfingbarger) Roush. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Gibeaut; sisters, Emma Rollins and Gladys Roush; brothers, Austin, Eldon, John, Earl, and Jerald Roush; and one grandson.
She is survived by her daughter, Marie Durst Auclair of St. Paris, Ohio; son, Phillip Edward Durst of Brooksville, Fla; sisters, Irene Duncan of Paden City, Carrie Vansickle of Ariz., and Lyda Barnett of South Charleston; brother, Joseph Roush of Leon; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Reverend Herman H Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Yauger Cemetery, Leon.
Friends may call from 7-9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Gill, Grace Kathryn
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
July 8, 2002
LETART - Grace Kathryn Gill, 92, of Letart, died Sunday, July 7, 2002 at home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Gill, Grace Kathryn (Roush)
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
July 2002
LETART - Grace Kathryn (Roush) Gill, 92, of Letart, died Sunday, July 7, 2002 at her daughter's home.
Born March 25, 1920 in Letart, she was a daughter of the late Okey Milton and Bertha Lorinda (Hudson) Roush. She was a homemaker and attended the Mt Moriah Church in Letart.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Richard Gill; two brothers; five sisters; son-in-law, Robert "Bob" Davis; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth "Sturgeon" Gill; one grandson; and one grandchild.
She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Verda R. Davis of Point Pleasant, and Maude Lynn and Bernard Connolly of Leon; son and daughter-in-law, George Milton and Karen Gill of Letart; sister, Idas Pendland of Flemingsburg, Ky.; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Reverend Orlyn (Butch) Cochran and Jack Warner officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Letart.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. (Death Notice)

Gill, Ina Irene Workman
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
June 12, 2002
LEON - Ina Irene Workman Gill, 71, of Leon, formerly of Clay County, W.Va., died Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at her residence following a long illness. She was a former real estate agent and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother, Runa M Workman; brothers, Leon, Earsel and Jessie Workman.
Survivors include her husband, Ovalee Gill; father, Alton R Workman of Cowen, W.Va.; sons, Richard Gill of Red House, W.Va., Scotty Gill of South Amherst, Ohio, Larry Gill and his wife Pam, of Amherst, Ohio, and Christopher Gill and his wife, Christina, of Hico, W.Va.; daughters, Lois Kincaid of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Donna Dawson and her husband, Junior, of Pliny, W.Va., and Terry Walker of Leon, W.Va.; special friend of the family, Jeff Stutler of Leon; brother, Hysel Workman of Big Otter, W.Va.; sisters, Lucille Rose of Birch River, W.Va., Elsie Casto of Rustburg, Va., Jean Key and her husband, George of Cowen, W.Va., Virginia Mattox and her husband, Richard of Blue Ridge, Va., and Judy Dunn and her husband, Ralph, of Lynchburg, Va.; grandchildren, Monica Robinson and her husband, Jason Hager, of Milton, W.Va., Jodie Robinson of Wheeling, W.Va., Crystal Pelfry and her husband, Brooks, of Milton, W.Va., Travis Dawson of Leon, W.Va., Kimberly Gill of Winfield, W.Va., Meranda Millis and her husband, Al of Willard, Ohio, Melissa Gill of Lakewood, Ohio, and Tabitha Gill of Hico, W.Va.; great-grandchildren Avery, Colton, and Abigail Millis of Willard, Ohio.
Graveside service will be 11 am Thursday, June 13, 2002, at Mt Union United Methodist Cemetery with Pastor Wilmer "Bud" Richmond officiating. Friends may call from 6-9 pm Wednesday at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, W.Va.

Gillespie, Noah Noel
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
July 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Noah Noel Gillespie, 84, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
Born August 24, 1917 in Craig, he was a son of the late Norbon Noel and Ella Lois (Buckland) Gillespie. He was a retired electrician with Goodyear Atomic Energy; a member of the First Baptist Church in Waverly, Ohio; and a U.S. Army veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Tessa McWhorter Hlabacek Dorsey, and brothers, Ray, Troy, Paul, Howard, and James Gillespie.
He is survived by his wife, Violet Louise (Pomeroy) Gillespie; sisters, Ruby Devrick of Point Pleasant, Vergie Spiker of Kennett Square, Pa., and Rachel Lee of Germantown, Ohio; brothers, C.H. Gillespie of Berea, Ken., and Lowell J Gillespie of Bell; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Reverend Gary Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, near Point Pleasant.
Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to service.

Gillispie, Everett
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
March 2002

Everett Gillispie, 91, of Ashton, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant.
Born May 24, 1910 in Putnam County to the late FW Gillispie and Lenora (Roach) Gillispie, he worked as a painter for INCO in Huntington and was a member of the Ashton Baptist Church.
He is survived by daughter Betty Mayes of Gallipolis Ferry; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Cleo Pearl Moore Gillispie; two sisters and three brothers.
Services will be Saturday at 2 pm at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with clergy Max Spurlock, Ronnie Long and Ray Short presiding. Friends may call prior to the service from 12 to 2 pm. Burial will follow at Beale Chapel Cemetery in Apple Grove.

Gleason, John Fitzgerald
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
March 2002

WEST COLUMBIA - John Fitzgerald Gleason, 37, of West Columbia, died Friday, March 9, 2002 at his residence. Born October 15, 1964 in Point Pleasant, a son of Sarah Johnson Gleason and the late Charles J Gleason, St., he was a carpenter.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Debra J Gleason of West Columbia; son, Charles J Gleason, Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; brothers, Clarence, Charles, and Homer Gleason of West Columbia, Howard and Robert Gleason of Letart, and Glen Gleason of Indiana.
Services will be 1 pm Tuesday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason, with Reverend Larry Gilland officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, Letart.
Fr4iends may call from 6-9 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Goodman, Rosetta R
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, January 26, 2002
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Deaths
Rosetta R Goodman, 77, died Friday, January 25, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Born to the late Sidney and Rose (Wamsley) Huddleston on Nov. 8, 1924, she attended the Church of Christ Christian Union in Point Pleasant and was a homemaker. She had been a cook on the river for Amherst Coal & Supply and worked 17 years as an LPN at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Glen Goodman, Sr.; grandson Scotty Greenlee; brothers William, Sidney, Basile and Charles Mike Huddleston.
She is survived by son James G Goodman Jr., of Point Pleasant; seven daughters, Joanne Sheets Fillinger of Gallipolis, Ohio, Dianne Neal of Point Pleasant, Connie Parsons of Gallipolis, Ohio, Sandra Brogan of Point Pleasant, Kathy Kreiser of Terra Alta, Shirley Curry of Point Pleasant and Lisa Thompson of New Haven.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 pm, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Pastor William Smith officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 1 pm until the time of service.
NOTE: Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, USA
Terra Alta, Preston County, West Virginia, USA

Gordon, Donald W
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Obituaries
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POINT PLEASANT - Donald Wayne Gordon, 62, of Leon, died Sunday, November 17, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
He was born September 21, 1940 in Leon, a son of Dencil and Madge (Nunley) Gordon. He was a former employee of Beatrice Foods in Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his father and his wife, Lois Gordon.
He is survived by his mother; daughter Patricia Williams of Indiana; sisters, Frances Thornton of Point Pleasant, Dottie Casto of Leon, Ellen McDaniel of Leon, Reba Gordon of Point Pleasant, and Alice Hatcher of Leon; brothers Ray and James Gordon, both of Leon; three stepdaughters; one stepson; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will take place at 2:30 pm Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home with pastors Ivan Cobb and Johnny Hayman officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Leon. Friends may call from 7-9 pm today at Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Gray, Clarence "Catfish" Fredrick
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
March 2002

GLENWOOD - Clarence "Catfish" Fredrick Gray, 84, of Glenwood, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at Fairhaven Rest Home, Huntington, W.Va.
Born September 9, 1917 in Liverpool, W.Va., a son of the late Burleigh Clayton and Della Virginia (Dillon) Gray, he was an herbalist and a member of the Church of Christ in Glenwood, W.Va.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances "Righter" Gray, three sisters and four brothers.
He is survived by special friends, Michael and Doris Dolin of Glenwood, W.Va; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty June and Bill Moore of Huntington, W.Va., Ruth Naomi and John Hartman of Lake City, Florida, Wilma Jean and David Troup of St. Petersburg, Florida, Linda Lee and Jimmy Scarborough of Lake City, Florida, Madonna Twila and Ray Martin of Barboursville, W.Va., and Violet Beryl and Tom Sperry of Huntington, W.Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Russell Clyde and Connie Gray of Glenwood, W.Va., John Wesley and Rosie Gray of Glenwood, W.Va., Dorman James and Virginia Gray of Glenwood, W.Va., and Earl Albert and Barbara Gray of Glenwood, W.Va., sisters, Mary Naugle of Belmont, W.Va. and Edith Barber of Washington, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 pm, Saturday, March 16, 2002 at Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Pastor Ernest Bowser officiating. Burial will be at Apple Grove Memorial Gardens, Apple Grove, W.Va.
Friends may call from 6-9 pm Friday, March 15, 2002 at the funeral home.

Greenlee, Edna Marian
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
March 13, 2002
DUNBAR-Edna Marian Greenlee, 74, of Dunbar and formerly of Leon passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at her home following a long illness.
A daughter of the late Guy and Erma Burdette, she was retired from Gilbert and Bennett Co and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Dunbar.
She is survived by her husband, Dorsel Greenlee; daughters and sons-in-law, Audella and Ted Clark of Hurricane, and Jane and Wallace Covert of Cross Lanes; sister, Mary Jean White of Charleston; grandsons, Todd Given, Aaron Given, and Jeff Covert; and three great-grandsons.
Services will be 1 pm, Saturday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Reverend Thomas E Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Leon Cemetery, Leon.
Friends may call from 6-8 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Greer, Robert 'Bob' Everette
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
January 2002

NEW HAVEN - Robert "Bob" Everette Greer, 89, of New Haven, died Sunday, January 6, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was a son of the late John William and Carrie Mae Greer.
He was born June 8, 1912, and was a retired operator for the West Virginia State Road. He was also a member of the Bachtel United Methodist Church in New Haven and had worked and showed horses all of his life. He was also member of Riverview Saddle Club.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice (Coleman) Greer; a sister, Ercell Greer Adkins; two brothers, Randolph and Lionel "Jake" Greer, and two brothers-in-law, Clarence Adkins and Homer C Reed.
He is survived by his son, William "Pooge" Greer of New Haven; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly Sue and Jerry Crawford of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Lula Greer Reed of Point Pleasant; grandchildren, John Greer, Ron Smith, Carol Smith Miller, Julie Smith Taylor, Eric Crawford, Lisa Crawford Treadway; great-grandchildren, Michael Taylor, J W Miller, Josh Miller, Amanda Smith, Shaylyn Greer and Haley Treadway; several nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, January 9, 2002, at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Louis A "Andy" Hussell Jr and the Rev Larry Luckeydoo officiating. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant.
Friends may call the funeral home Tuesday, January 8, from 2 to 4 pm and from 7 to 9 pm.

Grueser, Martha Ann
Saturday Times-Sentinel, Point Pleasant, WV
November 16, 2002
Obituaries
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RACINE, Ohio - Martha Ann Grueser, 79, of Racine, died Thursday, November 14, 2002, in Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
She was born December 25, 1922, in Hartford, West Virginia, daughter of the late Charles and Rose Moore Hall.
She was a homemaker, and was a member of the Pomeroy-Mason Bowling League. She attended Minersville Methodist Church, and was a member of the First Church of God in New Haven, West Virginia.
She is survived by her husband, Bertram Grueser of Racine, sons and daughters-in-law, James and Sharon Ables of Athens, and Rick and Pam Ables of Pomeroy; daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Louis Bush of Racine, Patricia Byrum of Orlando, Florida, Diane and Clifford Murray of Pomeroy, and Lori and Junior Phillips of Hebron.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Sheryl (Bill) Roush, Shawn (Miranda) Bush, James Jr. (Connie) Bentz, Dana (Debbie) Bentz, Denise (Rodney) Robberts, Chris Byrum, Jodi Butler, Charles A Murray, Bobbie Harris, Vrian Liter, Zachary Warnecke, Caitlyn D Phillips and Beth Ann Phillips; great grandchildren, Derek and Amanda Roush, Haileigh and Brayden Bush, Jonathan and Brittany Roush, Tiffany Robberts, Donald Eakins, Jamie M Bentz, Dawn and Michael Bentz, Khrystina Harris, Abbie Harris, Daniel Harris and Nathan Liter; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and by two brothers and two sisters.
Services will be 2 pm Sunday, November 17, 2002, in Fisher Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Officiating will be the Rev Virgil Phillips, and burial will follow in Gilmore Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 pm Saturday, November 16, 2002

Haga, Brian Thomas
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, February 25, 2002
Obituaries
APPLE GROVE - Brian Thomas haga(sic), 23, of Apple Grove died Friday, February 23, 2002, at CAMC General Division in Charleston.
Born February 18, 1979 in Huntington, he was a son of Blair Thomas Haga of Apple Grove and Mary Kathryn Anthony Hazelette of Ona. He owned The H&H Ranch and Rodeo, a former machinist and was a tree trimmer for Davey Tree Company. He attended the Five and Twenty United Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Charles Anthony and his paternal grandfather Thurman Haga.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Krista Meadows Haga of Apple Grove; a daughter, Brianna Leigh Haga and a son, Richard Curtis Haga both at home; his maternal grandmother, Charlotte Anthony of Huntington; his paternal grandmother Rosalee Haga of Apple Grove; stepfather, Terry Hazelette of Ona; mother and father-in-law, Darrell and Sarah Meadows of Milton; sister and brother-in-law, Marsha Gail and Mikeal Casey of Apple Grove; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Troy and Nicholl Meadows of Milton; niece, Chelsea Meadows of Milton; nephew, Bryce Thomas Casey of Apple Grove; and several aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be conducted 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington with Don Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2002, at Chapman's Mortuary Huntington.

Hall, Paul Russell Sr.
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, March 25, 2002

SUMMERSBILLE - Paul Russell Hall Sr., 76, of Summersville, died Saturday, March 23, 2002.
He was born in Point Pleasant on June 6, 1926, to the late Clarence and Martha Plants Hall. He worked on the river and in construction.
He is survived by sons, Roger and David Hall of Point Pleasant, and Paul Hall Jr of Summersville; sister Jean Bragg of Georgetown, Ky.; sisters-in-law, Clara Mae Hall of Point Pleasant and Gertrude Hall of Leon; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; sisters Anita Bitchfield and Francis Hall; and brothers Carl Hall, Clarence Hall Jr., Bill Hall and James Hall.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 am Saturday at Concord Cemetery with Pastor Robert Hall officiating.

Halstead, Betty Gay
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Xx Mar 2002
Betty Gay (Jackson) Halstead, 74, of Point Pleasant, WV, died Friday morning, March 15, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington.
She had been a clerk at the Prescription Shoppe in Point Pleasant and had also worked at the State Theater in Point Pleasant. She was a member of Heights United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant where she held various offices and was currently a trustee. She was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School.
Born June 1, 1927, in Upshur County, WV, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Mary Etta (Woodard) Jackson. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Millard W. Halstead; daughter Gayla Jean Clark; sister Myrtle Shobe; and brother Morton Jackson.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Claude Spurlock of Huntington, WV, and Judy and O'Neal Adkins of Kenova, WV; and sister and brother-in-law, Flo Ann and Pearl Riffle, Jr. of Point Pleasant, WV; six grandchildren, Melissa Peggs, Roberta Hall, Darren Clark, Kelli Halstead, Rodney and Seth Spurlock; and six great-grandchildren, Andrew, Kayla and Adrea Peggs, Alexander and Jonna Hall, and Elijah Spurlock.
Funeral service will be held at 11 am, Monday, March 18, 2002, at Heights United Methodist Church, 2016 North Main Street, Point Pleasant, WV, with Dr. Bennie Stevens officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, near Point Pleasant. Visitation will be held at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant on Sunday, March 17, 2002, from 1 to 3 pm and also from 6 to 8 pm, and at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.

Hart, Ronald Earl
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 2002
Ronald Earl Hart 87, of Racine, Ohio, died Monday, April 29, 2002, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio.
Born July 23, 1914, in Mason County, he was the son of the late Earl and Fannie Jane Sayre Hart. He was a retired carpenter and member of Carpenters Union Local 356. He was a WWII US Army veteran and attended the Bethany United Methodist Church at Dorcas.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda Allen Hart; step-daughter Denise Persons; sister Shirley Lorene Pyles; and brothers Gilbert Hart, Linley M Hart and Eldred Hart.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Cutlip Hart; son Gerald (Charlotte) Hart of Newark, Ohio; step-daughters Lisa (Ronnie) Bolin of West Columbia and Reva Stafford of Saginaw, Mich.; step-sons Dennis (Pam) Persons of Long Bottom, Ohio, and David (Toni) Persons of Middleport, Ohio; three grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; two great grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren. Also surviving are brother Robert (Lillie Mae) Hart of Racine, Ohio; sisters Patsy (Jack) Willis of Columbus, Ohio, Joyce Manuel of Racine, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 pm on Friday in the Cremeens Funeral Home in Racine, Ohio with the Rev Dewayne Stutler officiating. Burial will be in the Browning Cemetery in Portland, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 5 pm and 7 to 9 pm.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Racine Post No 602 of the American Legion.

Hendrick, Robert R
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
February 2002
LETART-Robert R Hendrick, 70, of Letart, died Sunday, February 3, 2002 at his residence.
He was born March 27, 1931, in Waterlou, Ohio, son of the late Forrest and Justine (McClure) Hendrick.
In Addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Hendrick.
He was a heavy equipment operator for 52 years for the Operating Engineers Local 132 of Charleston. He was also a member of the Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140 in New Haen, and the Abundant Grace Church in Middleport.
Survivors include his wife Janice (Gibbs) Hendrick , of Letart; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Rex Allen and Viki Hendrick, Dwain and Ainee Hendrick, and Bobby Hendrick, all of Letart; a brother and sister-in-law, Sylvester and Debbie Hendrick of Hurricane; sister-in-law, Gail Hendrick of Hurricane, a sister- and brother-in-law, Sandra and Charles Wise of Letart; a brother- and sister-in-law, Denver and Sharon Gibbs of Letart; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 7, 2002, 1 pm, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, with the Rev Brian May and Pastor Teresa Davis officiating.
A military graveside service will be conducted at Hoffman Cemetery in Letart, by the Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140 and the Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926.
Friends may call the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm.

Henry, Robert Earl II
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
January 5, 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Robert Earl "Bobby" Henry II, 28, of Lafayette, Tennessee, died Saturday, December 29, 2001.
Born on January 25, 1973, in Wayne County, Michigan, he was a member of the Leon Baptist Church. He attended Point Pleasant High School.
He is survived by his parents, Robert Earl and Phyliss Buck Henry of Lafayette, Tennessee; a son, Kory Dillon Meadors of Westmoreland, Tennessee; a sister, Eva Dawn Henry of Lafayette, Tennessee; a brother, Joseph Henry of Lafayette, Tennessee; maternal grandparents, Paul and Evadene Buck of Point Pleasant; maternal great-grandmother, Lottie Craig of Buffalo; his fiancé, Jessica Daniels of Lafayette, Tennessee; a niece Bobbi Jo Henry of Lafayette, Tennessee; a nephew, Branson Lee Henry of Westmoreland, Tennessee; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Frances Kearns; paternal grandfather, Willard Henry; and maternal step-grandmother, Yvonne Buck.
Funeral services were conducted in Lafayette, Tennessee, on Tuesday, January 1, 2002.

Hesson, Joseph G
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
March 2002

Joseph G Hesson, 83, of Point Pleasant, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, TN.
Born June 8, 1918, in Scary Creek to the late George and Minnie (Hollandsworth) Hesson, he was a retired carpenter for Kaiser Aluminum in Ravenswood. He belonged to the Main Street Baptist Church in Point Pleasant, the Shiloh Baptist Church in Seymour, TN, Minturn Lodge No. 19 AF&AM, in Point Pleasant, and the Scottish Rite in Charleston. He was a WWII US Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his wife Glenneth (Salmons) Hesson; seven brothers and one sister.
He is survived by daughters Martha Wears of Nitro, Sandra Moore of Scott Depot; son Joseph David Hesson of Seymout, TN; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-step-grandchildren.
Services will be Sunday at 2 pm at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Pastor Tom Moore presiding. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens in Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm on Saturday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Hesson, Martha Jane
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, April 12, 2002

POINT PLEASANT - Martha Jane Hesson, 51, of Point Pleasant, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born July 22, 1950 in Mason County, she was a daughter of Clara Mae (Hesson) Hall and the late James C Hall, Sr.
She was a self-employed hairdresser and owner of Janie's Beauty Shop in Point Pleasant and long time treasurer of the American Legion Auxiliary Mason County Unit 23.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband Jim Hesson of Point Pleasant; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Richard and Debra Byus, Jr., of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; step-son, John Hesson of Mass.; special niece, Chelsea R Hall of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; step-daughter, Sherry Hesson of Jamestown, Pa.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Greg and Regina Hesson of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and JC and Kathy Hall of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; grandsons, Thomas Richard Byus III and James Richard Byus; and granddaughter, Bethney Fetty.
The funeral service will be 2 pm Sunday, April 14, 2002, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va., with Minister Paul Chapman officiating. Burial will be at Kirkland Memorial Gardens of Point Pleasant.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va.

Hill, Melvin L
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, February 25, 2002
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Obituaries

APPLE GROVE -Melvin L Hill, 75, of Apple Grove, died Friday, February 22, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 24, 1927 in Cabell County, he was a son of the late Charles and Nellie Flora Hill. He was a WWII Navy and Korean Service Corps. Veteran and was on of the founding members of the Valley Volunteer Fire Department of Apple Grove. He was also a former clerk at the Point Pleasant Hardware Store.
He was preceded in death by his wife Rosalee Hill; one daughter, Brenda Sue Hill; and brother Charles Hill.
He is survived by sons Melvin L. (Dreama) Hill of Gallipolis Ferry and Roy (Loretta) Hill of Huntington; grandsons, Ryan Lee Hill and Chris Burris; brother Granville (Frances) Hill of Point Pleasant; sister-in-law Stella Hill of Middletown, Ohio; and a host of friends and neighbors who will miss him.
Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at the Valley Volunteer Fire Department in Apple Grove with the Revs. Bert Flora and Charles Tolliver officiating. Burial will follow in the Beale Chapel Cemetery in Apple Grove along with full military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 23.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. at the Valley Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, February 25, 2002. The fire department will serve as pallbearers and conduct the graveside service. Deal Funeral Home is in charge of services.
Visitation will be Tuesday, February 26, 2002, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6

Hoffman, Douglas E
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
May 27, 2002
Douglas E Hoffman, 45, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was a truck driver and retired from the U S Air Force.
He was born Nov 24, 1956 in Belvidere Ill to Eugene R Hoffman and Rosemary (Hale) Hoffman.
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie K Hoffman of Point Pleasant; daughter, Crystal A Hoffman of Point Pleasant; son, Cedric E Hoffman of Point Pleasant; mother, Rosemary Hoffman of Belvidere, Ill; brothers, David and Bill Hoffman, both of Belvidere, Ill; sisters Karen Hoffman of Velvidere, Ill and Carol Hoffman of Grand Pairie, Ill; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted on Thursday at 1 pm at Fogelsong-Tuker Funeral Home with the Rev Mike Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Letart Evergreen Cemetery with military service by Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140 and Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm at the funeral home.

Holcomb, Margaret M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
May 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Margaret M Holcomb, 87, of Point Pleasant, W. Va., died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at her home.
Born June 26, 1914, in Mason County, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Leonard Earl and Lillie Mae Huffman Stearns. She was a retired housekeeping aide from Pleasant Valley Hospital and was a member of the Wesleyan Holiness Church, Point Pleasant, W. Va.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry E Holbomb, one son in infancy, five brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Norma Holcomb, Bill Holcomb, and Frank and Jean Holcomb, all of Point Pleasant, W. Va.; one step-son, Fred and Dessie Holcomb of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; two grandsons, William H Holcomb II and Franklin E and Brianne Holcomb, all of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; five great-grandchildren, Brittany D., Emily K., Tresta L, William H III, and Zoe E Holcomb, att of Point Pleasant, W Va; brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Helen Stearns of Ripley, W. Va.; and sisters, Aleta Roach of Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va., and Magdelene Cottril of Point Pleasant, W. Va.
The funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday, at the Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W. Va. with Reverend Rex Alexander and Rev. Bob Graham officiating. Burial will follow at the Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant, W. Va.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family of Margaret Holcomb would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support.

Holcomb, Norma
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, December 4, 2002
Deaths
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HUNTINGTON - Norma Holcomb, 74, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. Arrangements will be announced by the Deal Funeral Home.

Holcomb, Norma
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, December 5, 2002
Obituaries
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POINT PLEASANT - Norma E. Holcomb, 74, of Point Pleasant died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington.
She was born Jan. 16, 1928 in Mason County, a daughter of the late Robert Mayes and Elizabeth Jordan Dunkle. She was an active member of the Grace Baptist Church in Point Pleasant. She was retired from Lakin State Hospital where she was a nurse aide supervisor. She was also a retired boat cook.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Bobby Mayes and Jim Mayes.
She is survived by her husband Bob Holcomb; her son Scotty (Wilma) McDermitt of Gallipolis Ferry; daughters Margaret (Gary) Atkinson of Maize, Kansas, and Kathy Long of Henderson; sisters Erma Miller of Columbus, Ohio, and Ellen (Russell) Doddroe of Thornville, Kansas; her half-sister Sara Mayes of Point Pleasant; two granddaughters, one step-grandson, five great-grandchildren, and two step great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the Grace Baptist Church in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Bob Graham officiating. Burial will follow in the Henderson Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Deal Funeral Home.
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Hudson, Chester Oliver
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, January 24, 2002
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Chester Oliver Hudson was born February 17, 1920, at Southside, West Virginia, son of John Gordon Hudson and Cora Myrtle Hayes Hudson.
His early years were spent around Southside. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Paul Hudson and Roscoe Edwards; sisters, Edith Boardman and Masel Bohyer; and two infant sisters, Redith and Eva Agnes.
He leaves two brothers, George Hudson of Southside, and Lester Hudson of Point Pleasant, West Virginia; and a sister, Catherine Long of Point Pleasant. His parents also preceded him in death.
On September 15, 1939, he married June Spencer. He leaves behind to mourn his wife four sons, Larry and Patty Hudson of Point Pleasant, Lester Roger and Karen Hudson of Cheshire, Ohio, John and Patty Hudson of Gallipolis; and two daughters, Judy and Jesse Jones of Gallipolis, and Susie and Ralph Miller of Point Pleasant.
Also several grandchildren, Berry and Elizabeth Hudson of Point Pleasant, Joe VanSickle of North Wilksboro, North Carolina, Scotty VanSickle of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Victor and Terri VanSickle of Gallipolis, Randall VanSickle of St. Petersburg, Florida, Todd and Missy Hudson of Columbus, Ohio, Rick Hudson of Cincinnati, Ohio, Dane Hudson of Columbus, Leslie and Jeremy Webb of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Corey and Candace Miller of Point Pleasant, Heather and Brian Hall of Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, Andrea and Chris Crace of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Stacy and Britt Dotson of Middleport, Caroline and Kyle Hudson of Gallipolis, Cassie Lee Hudson of Middleport, and Kyle Werry of Cheshire;
Great-grandchildren, Drew and Danielle Hudson, Michael, Jill and Brandy VanSickle, Emily, Ty and Jamie VanSickle, Megan, Amber and Halley Tripp, Morgan, Kylee Miller, Abby, Emma and Gabriel Hall, and one adopted (special) grandson, Nathan McFann.
Chester united with Concord Baptist Church, where he faithfully attended for many years.
He was a carpenter for 50 years and a lifelong farmer of 44 years. He was a member of the Carpenters Union 1159. He was a friend to many, and was interested in photography and genealogy. He loved to study history and had a good memory of what he had studied. He liked to visit his friends. George McCausland was his lifelong faithful friend.
It is hard to sum up a person's life in just a few words. He will be remembered as a good man, always willing to help when there was a need. His trust in the Lord was firm. He attended church until ill health. He loved the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He had tremendous influence on shaping the morals and personalities d his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many other young people that knew him. His experience, advice and opinions will be missed.
The Rev. Fred McCallister will officiate and the Rev. Craig Furtick will sing.
Pallbearers are Joe VanSickle, Scott VanSickle, Berry Hudson, Victor VanSickle, Corey Miller, Todd Hudson, Rick Hudson, Randy VanSickle and Dane Hudson.
Burial will be at the Concord Church Cemetery.
Friends and family may call at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant on Thursday, January 24, 2002, from 6-9 pm, and the funeral follow on Friday, January 25, 2002, at 1 pm at the Concord Baptist Church.

Hudson, George B
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
April 2002

POMEROY, OHIO - George B Hudson, 75, of Pomeroy, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born November 6, 1926 in Hartford, W.Va., he was a son of the late Dewey W and Cassie (Adams) Hudson. He was a retired coal miner for Southern Ohio Coal Company, was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and was a member of the Clifton Masonic Lodge 23 AF&AM.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie (McDaniel0 Hudson in 1985; son, Raymond Bryant Hudson; brothers, Charles Hudson, John Robert Hudson, and Dewey Hudson, Jr.; and sister, Marie Bush.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Donald Russell of Pomeroy, Ohio; sisters, Margaret Williams of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Laura Autherson of Middleport, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Kenneth Eblin of Rutland, Ohio; brothers, Luther Denver Hudson of Lexington, N. Ca., Lewis R Hudson of Racine, Ohio, and Sonny S Hudson of Middleport, Ohio; grandchildren, April (Chris) Stewart, Heather (Sean) Hawley, Heath (Kyla) Hudson, Elizabeth Russell, DJ Russell, Bryant Lee Russell and Kaitlin Russell; step-granddaughter, Martha (Jeffrey) Watts; great-grandchildren, Brock Stewart, Kaylee Stewart, Kelsey Hudson, Devon Hawley, Korey Watts, and Chris Watts; special nephew, Tony Eblin of Middleport, Ohio; and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 1 pm Friday, April 5, 2002, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason, with Reverend James H Lewis officiating.
Burial will be at Graham Cemetery, New Haven, W.Va. Military graveside rites will be performed by American Legion Seeney Bennett Post 128 of Middleport, Ohio, Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926 and the Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140.
Friends may call from 6-9 pm Thursday, April 4, 2002, at the funeral home.

Hudson, Michael Joe Sr.
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
June 10, 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Michael Joe Hudson, Sr., 49, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, June 7, 2002. Born March 7, 1953, he was a son of Mary Donna (Bush) Hudson of Point Pleasant and the late Woodrow Hudson. He was a former employee of ACF Industries, Huntington, and was currently employed through Carpenter's Local 1159, where he was also a member. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge 731, Point Pleasant, and a member of Harmony Baptist Church, Southside.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his son, Justin Matthew Hudson.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sons, Michael Joe Hudson, Jr. of Apple Grove and Patrick Lee Hudson of Point Pleasant; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Tracy Hudson, Jack and Marcia Hudson and Woodrow "Bud" and Sue Hudson, all of Point Pleasant; one niece and several nephews.
The funeral service will be 10 am Wednesday, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial will follow in the Woyan Family Cemetery, Southside.
Friends may call from 7-9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Hughart, Edward V.
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
June 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Edward V. Hughart, 79, of Henderson, died Friday, June 14, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was born May 10, 1923, in Hugheston, W.Va., a son of the late Felix Lee and Winnie Odell (Heislop) Hughart.
A retired welder and former employee of Kaiser Aluminum, he was a veteran of the United States Navy and also a member of the Church of Christ in Henderson.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Juanita; one granddaughter, Shellie Hughart; and a first wife, Della Hughart.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda (Vester) Hughart of Henderson; two sonsdaughters-in-law, Roger and Carol Hughart of Point Pleasant, and Ralph and Barbara Hughart of Kileen, Texas; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Theron and Sonya Hughart of Charleston, and Ted Hughart of Elkhart, Indiana; three sisters, Dorothy Thaxton, Carrie Louise Baldwin, and Betty Bailey, all of Charleston; five grandchildren, Sherri (Bret) Morgan, Kelly (Joseph) Veroski, Bravin Hughart, Casey (Christopher) Laycock, and Nathan Hughart; five great-grandchildren, Justin, Autumn and Jacob Morgan, Shadow Hughart, and Kristin Veroski; and several special friends, Doug E Bush, Jeff Bush, Jamie Bush, Shane and Robyn Bush, Trista and Mariah Bush, Dustin Bush, and Jami Dawn Bush.
The funeral service will be conducted Monday, June 17, 2002, 1 p.m., at Wilcoxen Funeral in Point Pleasant, with George Topping officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery in Letart.
Friends may call the funeral home Sunday, June 16, 2002, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Icenhower, Melba E
MIDDLEPORT, OHIO - Melba E Icenhower, 78, of Middleport, Ohio, died February 4, 2002 at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born June 18, 1923 in West Columbia, the daughter of the late Henry E and Ella (Thompson) Stewart, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Robyn and Frank Wamsley of Nags Head, N.Ca., and A Joan and George Fields of Hartford; daughter, Rhonda G Icenhower of St Cloud, Fl.; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Laura Icenhower of Ashville, N. Ca.; sisters, Maxine Kirby of Vienna, W.Va., and Wilda Blessing of Albany, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm Friday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason with Simon Dean and Curtis Bauske officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant.
Friends may visit from 11 am to time of service.

Ingerick, Dorothy Virginia Mynes
POINT PLEASANT - Dorothy Virginia Mynes Ingerick, 85, of Point Pleasant, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant.
Born March 31, 1916, in Huntington, she was a daughter of the late Orin W and Pauline (Neville) Mynes. She was a homemaker; the former owner of Point Pleasant Hardware, where she worked; and a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Point Pleasant.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Arlos Ingerick.
She is survived by her son, Joseph L Ingerick of Point Pleasant, and brother and sister-in-law, Clyde S and Matilda Mynes of Nitro.
The funeral service will be held at 11 am, Wednesday at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Rev. James Bernacki officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington.
Visitation will be at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church, 804 Main Street, Point Pleasant, W.Va. 25550

Johnson, Anna Lee (Miller)
Thursday, January 24, 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Anna Lee (Miller) Johnson, 79, of Point Pleasant, died Sunday, January 20, 2002 at Scenic Hills Nursing Center in Bidwell, Ohio.
Born July 10, 1922 a daughter of the late Vaughn Ollie and Icie Belle (Holmes) Miller, she was a homemaker and was a member of the Gallipolis Christian Church. She was a cook at Tu-Endie-Wei.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" F Johnson; brother Leroy Miller; and son-in-law, James F Brown.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara Ann Brown and Patty and Warren "Sonny" Miller, all of Point Pleasant; son, Vaughn Wesley "Bob" Johnson of Letart; sister, Betty Jo Gardner of Point Pleasant; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 am Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Reverend Carl "Boxer" Swisher officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, near Point Pleasant.

Johnson, Charles Herbert 'Herb'
Obituaries
Thursday, October 3, 2002
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POINT PLEASANT - Charles Herbert "Herb" Johnson, 73 of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday evening, October 1, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
He was a retired project engineer at Kaiser Aluminum in Ravenswood, West Virginia. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, a graduate of Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, and worked in the City Engineering Department in Roanoke, Virginia.
He was a US Air Force veteran, serving in World War II with the 509th Bomb Wing Division, Strategic Air Command, at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, New Mexico.
He was born February 28, 1929, in Saltville, Virginia, a son of the late Floyd and Maude Leonard Johnson.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Charles Eric Johnson; four brothers, Fletcher Johnson, George Johnson, Earnest Johnson and Bobby Johnson; and three sisters, Julia Bailey, Elizabeth Bowman and Dorothy Weaver.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Allison Johnson; two daughter, Cathy Rollins of Point Pleasant, and Martha McNemar of Lawrenceville, Georgia; five grandchildren, Brent Rollins, Allison Rollins, Kelsey McNemar, Ian McNemar and Allison McNemar; a sister, Helen Johnson of Marion, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 pm Friday, October 4, 20002, in Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with the Rev. L. Frank Frye officiating. Burial will follow at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, near Point Pleasant. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, October 4, 2002, one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund, 6155 Viand Street, Point Pleasant, West Virginia 25550.

Johnson, Harry E "Red"
Thursday, September 5, 2002
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Harry E. "Red" Johnson, 78, Pomeroy, Ohio, died at his home Wednesday, Sept. 4. 2002. Born June 14, 1924, in West Columbia, W.Va., he was the son of the late Howard and Hazel Johnson. Harry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dolores M. Johnson of Pomeroy, and four children. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at Fisher Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Burial will follow in Meigs Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Johnston, Dr William E
Thursday, August 15, 2002

POINT PLEASANT - Dr William E Johnston, 66, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born May 1, 1936 in Charleston, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Cecil Edward and Mary Virginia (Bush) Johnston.
He was a retired doctor of veterinarian medicine.
He is survived by his wife: Betty Jo (Walters) Johnston of Point Pleasant; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Edward and Lisa Johnston of Wheeling, West Virginia; sisters, Betty Gunther of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; and grandchildren, Joanna, Elizabeth Johnston and Jack Garrett Johnston.
Service will be 11 am on Friday, August 16, 2002, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Thom Mollohan officiating. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Letart.
Friends may call from 6-8 pm Thursday, August 15, 2002, at the funeral home.

Kay, Virginia Margaret Roush
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
March 2002

LETART - Virginia Margaret Roush Kay, 93, of Letart, died Sunday, March 10, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center. Born April 7, 1908 in New Haven, a daughter of the late Van L and Kelsie Capehart Roush, she was a former Mason County School Teacher, member of Union United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Cherokee Homemakers Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David G Kay; brother, Persey Roush; and sister, Violet Roush.
She is survived by her brother, Douglas R Roush of Letart; sister, Attarah F Dewhurst of Letart; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 pm Wednesday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason, with Reverend Bob Woods officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, Letart.
Friends may call from 6-8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Union United Methodist Building Fund, c/o Denver Gibbs, Rt. 2, Box 45-A, Letart, W.Va. 25253.

Kaylor, Elroy E
Sunday Times-Sentinel, Point Pleasant, WV
Sunday, September 22, 2002
Deaths, Page A5

NEW HAVEN - Elroy E Kaylor, 78, New Haven, died Saturday, Sept 21, 2002, at his residence.
Arrangements will be announced by Anderson Funeral Home, New Haven. Obituary

Kaylor, Elroy E
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, September 23, 2002
Obituaries
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NEW HAVEN - Elroy E Kaylor, 78, of New Haven, W.Va., died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, at his residence. He was born August 24, 1924 in Letart, W.Va., to the late Fred and Lilly Rickard Kaylor.
He was veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II and the Korean War. Elroy was a charter member of the American Legion Post 140, New Haven.
Surviving are a son, Jack Kaylor of New Haven; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Thomas Eure of Lewisburg, W.Va.; grandson, Aaron Robert Kaylor of Letart; granddaughter, Jessica Marie Eure of Harper's Ferry; two brothers, Wendell Kaylor of New Haven and Quentin Kaylor of Virginia Beach, Va.; five sisters, Mary Ann McCready of Parkersburg; Carolyn Woods of Kirksville, Ohio; Jane Crow of Moundsville, W.Va.; Peggy Kaylor of Petersburg, Va.; Valera McCallister of Valdosta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service with military honors will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2002 at Anderson Funeral Home.
A registry is available at www.andersonfh.com.
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Keefer, Wilma L Durst
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
January 2002

NEW HAVEN - Wilma L Durst Keefer, 80, New Haven, died Tuesday, January 1, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center.
Born Feb. 24, 1921 in Mason County, she was the daughter of the late Kinsey and Lydia (Hughes) Durst.
She was a homemaker and attended several church in the Letart area.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest H Keefer; three sons and daughter in infancy; a sister, Garnet Ward; and a brother in infancy.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Brenda Keefer of Point Pleasant, and Larry and Peggy Keefer of Winfield; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carroll and Louise Durst of Point Pleasant, Kenneth and Daisy Durst of Leon, Glenn and Pearl Durst of Lancaster, Ohio; and four grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm Friday in Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Minister George Erwin officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery in Leon. Friends may call from 6-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Kimbrel, Sarah B
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
February 2002

POINT PLEASANT - Sarah B Kimbrel, 87 of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at Scenic Hills Nursing Center.
Born May 8, 1914 in Kanawha County, a daughter of the late George and Mary Harkless, she was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and eight sisters.
She is survived by husband, George "Frank" Kimbrel, Jr.; sons, Roy E Kimbrel, Indianapolis, Ind., and James Kimbrel of Lake Wales, Fla.; sister, Nolan Gray of Glasgow; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm Friday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Dr. L Frank Frye officiating. Burial will be at Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant.
Friends may call from 3-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Kinniard, Billy
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
January 2002

GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Billy Kinniard, 75 of Gallipolis Ferry, died Monday, January 21, 2002 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Deal Funeral Home.

Krebs, Adam
June 12, 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Adam Krebs, 92, of Point Pleasant, died Monday, June 10, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born April 24, 1910, in Columbus, Ohio, he was a son of the late Valentine and Mary (Herdman) Krebs. He was a farmer and a member of the Bellmead United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant and of the Gideon's International.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy F (Fowler) Krebs; sisters, Mae Casto and Flora Duffield; and brothers, Harry, Charles, Clay, Valentine, Henry and Kenneth Krebs.
He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Geneth Krebs, Elizabeth and Walter Otho Mattox, and Sharon and John McGraw, all of Point Pleasant; sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley Krebs and Allen and Vicki Krebs, all of Point Pleasant; five grandchildren; and ten grand-children(sic).
The funeral service will be held 11 am Thursday at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Poit Pleasant, with Rev Carol McCauley officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery, Point Pleasant.
Friends may call from 6-9 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lane, Robert Elsworth
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
November 21, 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Robert Elsworth Lane, 89, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant.
He was born January 16, 1913, in Calhoun County, a son of Leonard and Mary Lane Lane.
He was a retired sanitation worker for the city of Point Pleasant.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Essie Marie Lane; four sons, a daughter, three brothers and a sister; and grandchildren. Tommy, Herold, Sharon, Arnold Leroy and Teddy Lane.
He is survived by sons, Roy (Donna) Lane of Gallipolis, Ohio, Arnold (Jean) Lane of Point Pleasant, Harold (Minnie) Lane of Evans, Willie (Evelyn) Lane of Hartford, and Robert (Karen) Lane Jr of Ohio; grandchildren, Mikal, Willy, Jeremy, Gary, Sue, Patty, Vergil and Eady Lane, Patty Rollins, Teresa Deweese, Patty Parsons and Peggy Kalinchak; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm Friday, November 22, 2002, at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with the Rev Bob Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Flatrock. Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm Thursday, November 21, 2002, at the funeral home.

Levy, Frances Christine
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
March 2002

Frances Christine (Brummage) Levy, 70, of Reynoldsburg, formerly of Hayward, CA, died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at Pickering Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.
Born July 13, 1931 in Point Pleasant, she was a graduate of Coolville-Troy High School. She served in the United States Air Force, was a part-time teacher and seamstress and was a former bank teller at Bank One in Reynoldsburg.
She is survived by her mother, Armour C Bailey of Coolville; aunts Doris Vailey and Jewell (Charles) Cottrill, both of Point Pleasant; uncles James T Baiely of Upper Arlington; niece Carla (Sam) Sanford of Nashville, TN; nephew Donnie Meeks of Dayton, Ohio; special friends Preston and Carolyn Stearns of Reynoldsburg and Lisa Helton of Castro Valley, CA; and a host of cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H Levy in 1996; father Flen G Brummage; step-father Russell Baily; sister Jean Meeks; brother Leslie Glen Brummage.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 27, 2002, from 4 to 6 pm at the Dwayne R Spence Funeral Home & Crematory, 550 Hill Road N (State Route No 256), Pickerington, Ohio, where a memorial service will follow at 6 pm with the Rev Helen Kline officiating. Friends who wish may contribute to Coolville United Methodist Church Sign Fund, P O Box 125, Coolville, Ohio 45723 in Christine's memory. Online condolences available at www.spencefuneralhome.com.

Lewis, Dorothy Dorcas (Melton)
POINT PLEASANT - Dorothy Dorcas (Melton) Lewis, 99, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Friday morning, June 28, 2002, at her residence. She was a retired Mason County Elementary School teacher, with 35 years of service.
She was a member of the Mason County Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, W.Va. and a member of the United Methodist Women. She taught Sunday School for years and also played piano for the church.
Born November 20, 1902, in Henderson, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late William Robert (Bob) and Lillie (Morriston) Melton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, James Russell Lewis; son Robert K. Lewis; three brothers, Dexter Melton, Rex Melton, and Leslie Melton; and sister, Lillian Roach.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy (Dottie) and Roland Lidel of New Haven, W.Va.; daughter-in-law, Lee Lewis of Point Pleasant; three grandchildren, Sherry (Larry) Wright, Alan L. Durst and Dean Durst; great-grandchildren, Marci L Hamm, W. Brian (Tequella) Hamm, Nathan A. Wright and Joshua Durst; great-granddaughter, Brianna Hamm; grandchildren by marriage, Debi (Andy) Hussell, and Pam and Ellis Gaines; great-grandchildren by marriage, Andrea L Hussell, Andrew J (Drew) Hussell, Dylan Gaines and Drake Gaines; three sisters, Ruth Blain of Southside, W.Va., and Rachel Summer and Mary M. Supple, both of Henderson, W.Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, Dale (Evelyn) Melton; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2002 at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant, with the Reverend Cindy Stewart, Reverend Greg Blair and Reverend Nancy Mayes officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery in Henderson.
Visitation was held at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va. on Sunday, June 30, 2002, from 4 to 9 p.m.

Lewis, Genevieve
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, January 7, 2002

GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Genevieve Lewis, 58 of Gallipolis Ferry, died January 6, 2002 at Scenic Hills Nursing Home in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born January 21, 1942 in Mason County, she was the daughter of the late Fourtain and Mishie (Flowers) Gillispie.
She was formerly employed as a custodian for the Mason County Board of Education.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, James and Arthur Gillispie; sisters, Louise Coleman and Oritha Bates; half brothers and sisters, Wiley Gillispie, Daisy Mayes, Lillian Wilson, William Gillispie, Charlotte Bright and Alvin Gillispie.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Buddie D and Connie Mattox of Gallipolis, Ohio and John R and Kimberly Lewis of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; son, Keith B Mattox of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Daniel Stapleton of Southside and Teresa and Chuck Shull of Southside; brother, George Gillispie of Marysville, Ohio; sisters, Katherine Nibert of Point Pleasant and Helen Fisher of Point Pleasant; and nine grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm Thursday at Deal Funeral Home with Reverend Bert Flora officiating. Burial will be at Beech Hill Cemetery, Southside.
Friends may call from 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lewis, Hugh Patrick
GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Hugh Patrick Lewis, 96, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at his home.
Born March 17, 1906 in Mason County, he was a son of the late Henry E and Sula (Edwards) Lewis. He was a farmer; attended Jordon Baptist Church, Gallipolis Ferry; was a member of the Minturn Masonic Lodge 19, Point Pleasant; was a former mail carrier; worked at Clements Tree Nursery; and was a state road worker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his fist wife, Galadys Williamson Lewis; second wife, Frances Marie Halstead Lewis; son, John Edward; grandson, Harry Harvey Lewis II; two brothers at infancy; and a sister, Ruth Spencer.
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Likens, Orville "Ham"
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, February 8, 2002

HENDERSON - Orville "Ham" Likens, 78 of Henderson, died Thursday, February 7, 2002 at Arbors of Gallipolis.
Born July 15, 1923 in Henderson, he was the son of the late Joseph M and Leola Ann (Clonch) Likens.
A carpenter by trade, he was a member of the Carpenter's Local 1159, Point Pleasant and Concord Baptist Church in Henderson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Della Marie Likens.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Donald Hoffman of Henderson, Donna and Larry Rist of Point Pleasant and Shirley and John Likens Birchfield of Gallipolis Ferry; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Ann Likens of Henderson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Owen and Cora Likens of Henderson and Otho and Eileen Likens of Henderson; sisters and brother-in-law, Hazel Neal of Henderson and Lila and Junior Leport of Henderson; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1:30 pm Saturday at Concord Baptist Church with Reverend Fred McCallister officiating. Burial will be at Concord Cemetery, Henderson.
Friends may visit from 7-9 pm Friday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home. Additional viewing will be one hour prior to service at the church.

Litchfield, Mattie Jane
May 20, 2002
POINT PLEASANT - Mattie Jane Litchfield, 79, of Point Pleasant, died Friday, May 17, 2002 at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born January 14, 1923 in Mason, a daughter of the late Charlie and Mary (Long) Siders, she was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Litchfield; and brothers, Charles, Dennis, and Elmer Siders.
She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Clarence and Ruby Litchfield of Apple Grove, Raymond Litchfield of Southside, and Johnny Litchfield of Gallipolis Ferry; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Larry Burris of Apple Grove, and Nancy and David Henry of Gallipolis Ferry; brother and sister-in-law, John and Velma Siders of Bidwell, Ohio; sisters and brother-in-law, Bonnie Harless of Barboursville, Doshie Sydenstricke of Pomeroy, Ohio, and Ruth and Bill Kinniard of Gallipolis Ferry; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Hambrick Church, Southside, with Reverend Lee Baird officiating. Burial will be at Hambrick Church Cemetery, Southside.
Visiting hours were held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Lyons, Minnie E
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, March 20, 2002
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Minnie E Lyons, 93, of Henderson, died Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center in Ohio.
Born on Jan 25, 1909 to the late Everette A Elliott and Mary Ellen (Pool) Elliott in Grahams Station, she was a homemaker who attended Grace Baptist Church in Point Pleasant.
She is survived by daughters Violet (John) Barker of Point Pleasant, Anna E Swartz of Addison, Ohio, and lost daughter Lois; sons Billy (Elsie) Lyons of Leon, Donald (Beverly) Lyons of Point Pleasant, and Ernest (Judy) Lyons of Rutland, Ohio; sister, Marie Roberts of Long Bottom, Ohio; brother, Ray Elliott of Vienna; 19 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four children; four brothers; two sisters; and two grandchildren.
Services will be Friday at 1 pm at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Pastor Harold Tracewell officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in New Haven. Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 pm at Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

 

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