2003 Mason County Obits M - R

Marcus, Robert I
Sunday Times-Sentinel, Point Pleasant, WV
Sunday, April 20, 2003
Deaths
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LAKIN, W.Va. - Robert I Marcus, 80, Lakin, died Friday, April 18, 2003, at Lakin Hospital.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday in the Lakin Chapel. Burial will be in Lakin Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wilcoxen Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va.

Mason, Harold M
Saturday Times-Sentinel, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, January 11, 2003
Deaths
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GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Harold Meredith Mason, 77, Gallipolis, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at Holzer Medical Center.
He was the husband of Gertrude Philcox Mason.
There will be no services. Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va., is handling the arrangements.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Mid-Atlantic Division, 1041 Maryland Route 3 North, Gambrills, Md. 21054

Mayes, Lawrence Lewis
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, October 11, 2003
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Point man dies after bridge accident

POINT PLEASANT - A Point Pleasant man is believed to have died of health-related problems that caused a minor accident Thursday on the Bartow Jones Bridge, the Point Pleasant Police Department reported.
Lawrence Lewis Mayes, 60, died in Pleasant Valley Hospital following his transport there by the Mason County EMS from the scene of the 9 am accident officers said.
Mayes was southbound on the Point Pleasant side of the span in a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo when it is believed he was stricken by an unspecified health-related problem. The car then struck a barrier at slow speed, said Sgt R S Ross.
EMS personnel worked on reviving Mayes for about 20 minutes before transporting him to PVH, Ross said. He had no visible injuries, the sergeant added.
Mayes was released to Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, where arrangements are pending.

Mayes, Lawrence L "Larry"
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, October 13, 2003
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Obituaries

POINT PLEASANT - Lawrence Lewis "Larry" Mayes, 60, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, died Thursday, October 9, 2003, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was born September 8, 1943, in Mason, West Virginia, son of the late Laurence Marvin Mayes, and Leona Litchfield Garey of New Lexington, Ohio.
He was a US veteran, serving with the Air Force.
He was a member of Carpenters Union No. 1159 of Point Pleasant, Northwest Ohio Carpenters Union Local No. 248 of Toledo, Ohio, and the Chemical Valley Labor Union of Huntington, West Virginia.
He attended the Willing Heart Church in Point Pleasant, and was a member of the Alcoholics Anonymous Extended Family.
He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Robert Mayes; and his stepfather, Bub Garey.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, John Mayes of Nashville, Tennessee; daughter, Brenda Lee Gibas of North Carolina, and Amber Dawn Mayes of Ravenswood, West Virginia; and grandchildren, Nathan and Johnathan Stephens, and Anthony Gibas.
He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Shelva Jean Guisinger and Dale of New Lexington, Jerry D Mayes of Lancaster, Ohio, Richard Mayes of Thornville, Ohio, Gloria Craw of Atlanta, Georgia, Diana Jones and Gary of Point Pleasant, Pamela Leach of Point Pleasant, Darla Martin and Doug of Point Pleasant, Angela Roese and Steve of Gallipolis, Ohio Melanie Mayes of Delaware, Ohio, Morris Mayes of Gallipolis, Gregory Mayes of Point Pleasant, and Michael Mayes of West Virginia; and his stepmother, Rosecenia Mayes of Point Pleasant.
Services were held at 1 pm today, Monday, October 13, 2003, in the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Pastor William "Tiny" Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Forest Hills Cemetery at Flatrock, West Virginia. Visitation was held in the funeral home from 6 to 8 pm Sunday, October 13, 2003.
Please visit deal_fh@charternet.net to send e-mail condolences to the family. Accident Article

McAllister, Lenwood
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Deaths
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CHESHIRE, Ohio - Lenwood McAllister, 69, Cheshire, died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Complete arrangements will be announced by Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

McDaniel, Elizabeth
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, July 9, 2003
In Memory
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In Loving Memory of my Mother Elizabeth McDaniel, went to be with the Lord July 9, 2002 It takes a Mother God gave me a Mother, in life he gave her to me on a cold December day. As my Mother raised me with Dad by her side. I began to see a Loving caring Mother that God gave to me.
She shared my joys, She shared my pain, She kept me in out of the rain. She made me happy when I was sad and corrected me when I was bad, and now I can honestly say she was the greatest friend and Mother I ever had. God gave me a Mother a wonderful Mother he gave me, and now my Mother sits at the Right Hand of God around a table of Gold. Where the sun is always shining and the cold winds don't blow. In life there's no other can take the place of my dear sweet Mother. Miss you, I love you and always will.
Written by Daughter Connie E Clinton with love to all friends, family and neighbors, sorry I didn't get this in sooner, I deeply appreciate the support, prayers, cards and food and just being there. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and may God bless you all. Connie E Clinton.

McDermitt, Paul Eugene
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 15, 2003
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Obituaries

Paul Eugene McDermitt, 58, of Ashton, West Virginia, died Friday, December 12, 2003, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, West Virginia. He was a laborer at Mallable Iron Company, Point Pleasant, and a member of Balls Church, Ashton.
Born August 25, 1945, in Mason County, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Eugene and Annabelle Hizeman McDermitt.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Kenneth Jones.
He is survived by his wife: Betty Louise McDermitt of Ashton; a step-daughter, Betty (Paul) Wray of Ashton; one sister, Mary Belle Jones of Point Pleasant; three step-grandchildren, Paul and Scott Wray and Dina Carper; and two step-great-grandchildren, Ashley and Shane Wallace.
Also surviving are one niece, two nephews, one great-nephew, and to great-nieces.
Funeral service will be 1 pm Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev Don Reynolds and the Rev Joe Dolen officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family and mailed to Deal Funeral Home, P O Box 468, Point Pleasant, WV 25550.

McKinney, Mary Elizabeth
Sunday Times-Sentinel, Point Pleasant, WV
Sunday, June 29, 2003
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Obituaries

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Mary Elizabeth McKinney, 73, Gallipolis, died June 27, 2003 at home after a long illness.
Born April 22, 1930, in Page, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harry Sherdin Honaker and the late Violet Lizie Honaker.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Point Pleasant, W.Va., where she was a teacher.
Surviving are sons, Louis Gene McKinney of Indianapolis, Ind., Randy (Misha) McKinney of Gallipolis, Bruce Allen McKinney of Indianapolis, Ind., Paul Douglas McKinney of Gallipolis; daughters, Vickie (Paul) Freeman of Gallipolis Ferry, Carol (Charles) Stover of Springfield; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, James (Margaret) Honaker of Denver, Colo., Burt (Freda) Honaker of Louisville, Ky., Hobert (Louise) Honaker of Beckley, W.Va., Burnell Howell of North Port, Fla.; sisters, Gracie (Charles) Smith of Indiana and Goldie (William) Baker of Indiana.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul McKinney; a son, John W McKinney and a sister, Martha Ruth Honaker.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2003 at Jordan Baptist Church Cemetery, Gallipolis Gerry, with the Rev Charles Marker officiating.
Visitation hours will be from 6-8 pm, Sunday, June 29 at Deal Funeral Home.

Meadows, Erma "Ernie" M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, October 18, 2003
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Deaths

Emra "Ernie" M Meadows, 80, of Mason, died Saturday, October 18 at her residence.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later later (sic) by the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason.

Meadows, Erma M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, October 20, 2003
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Obituaries

MASON - Erma "Ermie" M Meadows, 80, of Mason, West Virginia, died Saturday, October 18, 2003, at her residence.
Erma was a housewife.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Sue and Wayne Jewell, a son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Shirley Meadows, a son James Keith Meadows, all of Mason; a daughter-in-law, Sandy Meadows of Parkersburg, West Virginia; five grandchildren, Steven Meadows, Charles Meadows Jr, Troy Meadows, Sunni Meadows and Sean Meadows; and five great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by three sisters, Margie Buchanan of Putnam County, West Virginia, Dorothy Bailey of Nitro, West Virginia, and Frances McMinemon of Mason; and a special friend, Sandy Parsons of Mason.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles E Meadows St.
Services will be 1:30 pm, Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at the Mausoleum Chapel in the Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House, West Virginia, with the Rev. Wayne Jewell and the Rev Willard Bellard officiating.
Burial will follow in the Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens cemetery.
Visitation will be 6-9 pm, Monday, October 20, 2003, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason and one hour prior to the funeral at the Haven of Rest Mausoleum Chapel.

Melba, Adrienne
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, June 2, 2003
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Deaths

POINT PLEASANT - Adrienne Campbell Melba, 42, Point Pleasant, died Sunday, June 1, 2003 at the home of her parents.
Arrangements will be announced by Deal Funeral Home.

Melba, Adrienne Anna
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, June 3, 20003
Obituaries
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POINT PLEASANT - Adrienne Anna Campbell Melba, 41, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at her residence.
She was born February 5, 1962, in Mason County, West Virginia, daughter of the late James Olin Campbell, and Adrienne Sturgeon Gilpin.
She worked in housekeeping, and was a member of the Church of Christ at Henderson, West Virginia.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald K. Campbell and Tom Smith.
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Adrienne and Darrell Gilpin of Point Pleasant; brothers, Tim Smith of Crown City, Ohio, and Paul Smith of Tampa, Florida; a sister, Patricia Smith of Florida; and a special friend, Patricia Knapp of Point Pleasant.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003, at Forest Hill Cemetery in Flatrock, West Virginia, with Evangelist George Topping officiating. Friends may call at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant on Thursday, June 5, 2003, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Please visit deal_fh@charter.net to send e-mail condolences to the Melba family.

Miller, Ivan Douglas
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, January 24, 2003
Obituaries
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NEW HAVEN - Ivan Douglas Miller of New Haven, West Virginia, died January 23, 2003, at his residence. He was 84, born on October 30, 1918, in Mason County to the late Robert and Pearl Shawver Miller.
He was a member of the St Paul Lutheran Church, Junior Order of the United American Mechanics, and the American Legion Post 140. He retired from the Philip Sporn Plant in 1980. Mr. Miller was a United States Army Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He earned a Bronze Star for his service.
He is survived by: his son, William Stump II; daughters Dianna (Dannie) Harbour of New Haven, and Amanda (Greg) Blessing of Letart, W.Va., two half sisters, Doris Mantz of Cynthiana, Kentucky, and Ruby Orehowsky of Virginia; half brother Charles W North of Cynthiana; grandchildren Wendy (Jerry) Mullins of Fayetteville, Ohio, Michael (Bobbi) Harbour of Pomeroy, Ohio, Mitchell (Jessica) Harbour of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Michelle Stump, Curtis Blessing of Philipi, W.Va., Cara Blessing of Letart; great-grandchildren Olivia and Aurora Mullins of Fayetteville, Garrett Harbour of Point Pleasant, and Ryan Harbour of Pomeroy; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Lough Miller and brothers Rawland and Jack Miller.
Funeral service begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2003 at the Anderson Funeral Home with the Rev George Weirick and David Russell officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the St Paul Lutheran Church building fund.
An on-line registry is available at www.andersonfh.com. - Paid Notice

Montcastle, Charles O
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Obituaries
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APPLE GROVE - Charles O Montcastle, 67, of Apple Grove, died in his hoe with his family by his side, on Tuesday, April 29, 2003.
He was bon August 5, 1935, in Mason County, the son of the late James William T Montcastle and the late Martha E Smith Montcastle.
Charles was a retired vending machine repairman from the Pepsi Bottling Company, Huntington, West Virginia, with 32 years of service.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, George Fannin; one great-granddaughter; six brothers; and seven sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Montcastle of Apple Grove; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Michael and Reta Montcastle of Gallipolis, Ohio, Kevin "Jody" and Sue Montcastle of Apple Grove, and John D and Donna Fannin of Southside; five daughters and four sons-in-laws(sic) Carolyn Sue and P J Wilson of Lesage, Robin and Tom Winkler of Catawba, North Carolina, Janet and David Kendrick of Bassett, Virginia, Julia and Stan Purdy o Hamlin, West Virginia, and Mary Jane Cummings of Ona, W4est Virginia; a brother, Ray Montcastle of Arizona; one sister, Marie Donahue of Point Pleasant; one grandson whom he raised, Charles Meadows of Letart; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2003, at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Max Spurlock officiating. Burial will follow in the Beale Chapel Cemetery in Apple Grove. Friends may call on the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2003, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Les McComas, Joe Adkins, Larry Ross, Gary Ross, Travis Cox and Bill Cox.
Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to deal-fh@charter.net.

Morgan, Delcia M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, November 22, 2003
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Obituaries

POINT PLEASANT - Delcia M Craig Morgan, 84, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, died Thursday evening, November 20, 2003, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant.
She was a former co-owner of Western Auto, and had been employed as a sales clerk at Fruth Pharmacy in Point pleasant.
She was a housewife and mother, and a member of the St Paul United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, and the Women's Socitey.
Born April 30, 1919, at Grimms Landing, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late George W and Willie Higginbotham Craig. She is survived by three daughters, Sandra (Howard) Pullin of Barboursville, West Virginia, Sue (Rex) Roberts of Bidwell, Ohio, and Nancy Warner of Point Pleasant; one son, Damon (Chris) Morgan of Point Pleasant; one sister, Marie Johnson of Teays Valey, West Virginia; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, D B "Bernard" Morgan; and a great-grandson.
Services will be 2 pm Monday, November 24, 2003, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev L Frank "Tex" Frye and the Rev Cynthia "Cindy" Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the Leon Cemetery in Leon, West Virginia. Friends may call from 4 to 6 pm Sunday, November 23, 2003, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P O Box 4777, New York, New York 10163.
Those who wish to send e-mail condolences to the family may do so by sending them to crowhussell@charter.net.

Morris, Carrie Bernice
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, January 9, 2003
Obituaries
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POINT PLEASANT - Carrie Bernice Morris, of Point Pleasant, formerly of Dixie, West Virginia, died on Tuesday, January 7, 2003, at her home after an extended illness. She was 83.
She was born on March 22, 1919, in Crosby, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Earl and Clara Stone Elliott. She was a homemaker and a Christian.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband J. Sterling Morris.
She is survived by her daughters E. Camay Achtemichuk of Rhein, Saskatchewan, Canada, Carol (Ropndal) Browning of Mason, Naomi (Madis) Lampinen of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, and Charlene Legg of St. Albans; sisters Louise Moore of Bontree, Mary Morris of Joshula(sic) Tree, California, and Lydia Sanders of Point Pleasant; brothers William Elliott of Dixie and Walter Elliott of Lizemores; 10 grandchildren, two step Grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren and seven step great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2003, at the Bell Creek Missionary Baptist Church in Dixie with the Rev. R.C. Browning and the Rev. Norman B. Niemeyer officiating. Burial will follow at the Elliott Cemetery in Lizemores. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday at the Pennington Funeral Home Chapel in Gauley Bridge.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Pleasant Valley Hospice, 1011 Viand St., Point Pleasant, WV 25550 or to the Mason United Methodist Church Building Fund in Mason WV 25260.
-- Paid Notice
NOTE: Dixie, Nicholas County, West Virginia
Crosby, Clay County, West Virginia
Lizemores, Clay County, West Virginia

Morris, Nancy Carroll
Sunday Times-Sentinel, Point Pleasant, WV
Sunday, June 1, 2003
Obituaries
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POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. - Nancy Carroll Morris, 68, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, following a short illness.
She was born May 19, 1935, at Alloy, West Virginia, daughter of Leslie O Jones, and the late Thera Faye Eads Jones.
She was a homemaker, a devoted wife and mother, and an active member of the Ravenswood Women's Support Group.
She is survived by her loving husband, Wayne Morris of Point Pleasant; a son, David Craig Mulligan of Charleston, West Virginia, and another son, Steve; her father, Leslie O Jones of Point Pleasant; granddaughters, Leslie, Monk, Amanda and Brittney Pritt; and a great-granddaughter, Caloe Monk.
She is also survived by sisters, Alice Faye White of Lakeland, Florida, and June Lanham of Ripley, West Virginia; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Eli and Shirley Morris of Millwood, West Virginia.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2003, at Kanawha Valley Memory Gardens in Glasgow, West Virginia, with the Rev David Sanderson officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by the Deal Funeral Home of Point Pleasant.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the American Cancer Society.
Please visit deal_fh@charter.net to send e-mail condolences to the family.
NOTE: Alloy, Fayette County, West Virginia
Glasgow, Kanawha County, West Virginia

Morrison, Donald R
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, March 31, 2003
Obituaries
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GROVE CITY, Ohio - Donald R Morrison, 72, of Grove City and formerly of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died March 24, 2003 in Mt Carmel Medical Center. He was a son of the late Holly and Belle Stone Morrison of Mason County.
In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by two sisters, Annis Blessing of Point Pleasant, and Reba Jones of Leon.
The funeral service was held March 27 in Grove City.
Donations may be made in Donald's memory to: New Horizons Methodist Church Building Fund, 1665 Harrisburg Pike, Columbus, OH 43223.

Murphy, Eva R
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, July 2, 2003
Obituaries
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DELAWARE, Ohio -- Eva R Murphy, 91, of Delaware, died Monday evening, June 30, 2003, at the Wintersong Village Nursing Home.
She was born March 19, 1912, in Winfield, West Virginia, to Elza Reynolds and Minnie Fetty Reynolds.
She was retired from Ranco Manufacturing. She had been a Delaware resident since 1940, was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church at Delaware, and a former member of the Delaware Moose and Eagles No. 376.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Murphy of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Clarence (Nadine) Reynolds of Delaware; three sisters, Edna Crump and Emma Jean Sterns of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and Erma (Pete) Hamilton of Delaware; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George; son, Russell; and four brothers, Eugene, Bud Elvin, Cleo and Russell Reynolds.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003, in the Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware, with the Rev Carl Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of services Thursday, July 3, 2003.
Contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 State Route 37 East, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Those unable to attend the services may long onto www.bennettbrownrodman.com and link into the online registry page.

Musser, Charles Arnold
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, November 22, 2003
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Obituaries

LETART - Charles Arnold Musser, 64, of Letart, West Virginia, died Thursday, November 20, 2003, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
He was born August 5, 1939, at Pomeroy, Ohio, son of the late Arthur E Musser and Glennis Smith Musser.
He was a retired coal miner from Southern Ohio Coal Company, Meigs Mine No. 2. A Protestant by faith, he was a member of the Gold Wing Riders Association, Chapter C-2 Motorcycle Club of Gallipolis, Ohio, and a member of the Freedom Riders Motorcycle Club of Parkersburg, West Virginia.
He is survived by his wife, Judy Musser of Letart; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Jeff Patterson of Pomeroy, and Cindy and Todd Kimes of Pomeroy; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Mary Musser of Jackson, Ohio; and his mother, Glennis Smith Musser of Rutland, Ohio.
He is also survived by grandchildren, Aric and Chrissy Patterson of Pomeroy, Alyson and Tim Lewis of Pomeroy, Mistie and Kris Carper of Jackson, Kara Musser of Middleport, Ohio, J R Riddle of Jackson, Kristopher VanMeter of Pomeroy, and Courtni VanMeter of Pomeroy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eloise and David Carson of Loveland, Ohio, Judy and Thomas Coomer of Morrow, Ohio, and Elaine Musser of South Lebanon, Ohio; brothers and sister-in-law, Gene and Roberta Musser of Pomeroy, Robert and Linda Musser of Dresden, Ohio, and Paul and Michelle Musser of Pomeroy; sisters-in-law, Sally and Gary Chestnut of Belle, West Virginia, and Nancy and J D Waggoner of Malden, West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Musser; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Phyllis Lyons; a nephew, Gregory Musser; and a niece, Lindsay Musser.
Services will be 1:30 pm Sunday, November 23, 2003, in the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home at Mason, West Virginia, with Pastor Robert "Gene" Musser officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens at Letart. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 pm Saturday, November 22, 2003.
E-mail condolences can be sent to foglesongtucker@citynet.net

Myers, Herbert
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, June 19, 2003
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Deaths

GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Herbert Myers, 51, Gallipolis Ferry, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, in St Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
Arrangements will be announced by Deal Funeral Home.

Myers, Herbert 'Herbie'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, June 20, 2003
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Obituaries

GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Herbert "Herbie" Myers, 51, of Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, died Thursday, June 19, 2003, in St Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia.
He was born November 13, 1951, in Mason County, West Virginia, son of the late Herbert E Myers and Marcella Neal Myers.
He was an equipment operator for Myers Paving in Henderson, West Virginia.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Cathy Lee Myers and Shirley D Blankenship; and a brother, Terry Myers Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Myers of Gallipolis Ferry; daughters, Stephanie, and her husband, Chris Neal, of Bidwell, Ohio, and Mary K Myers of Point Pleasant, West Virginia; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Kimberly Myers of Henderson, and Eric and Mary Myers of Apple Grove, West Virginia; and grandchildren, Brycen and Jaden Neal, and Levi Copley and Cory Frye.
Services will be 1:30 pm Sunday, June 22, 2003, in the Deal Funeral Home at Point Pleasant, with the Rev Stanley Williamson and the Rev Bill Banks officiating. Burial will be in the family cemetery at Gallipolis Ferry. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 pm Friday, June 20, 2003, and from 6 to 8 pm Saturday, June 21, 2003.
E-mail condolences can be sent to deal_fh@charter.net.

Neal, Willie Lee
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, November 25, 2003
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WEST COLUMBIA - Willie Lee Neal, 58, of West Columbia, West Virginia, died Monday, November 24, 2003, at his residence.
He was born August 17, 1945, in West Columbia, son of the late Joseph Lawrence Neal and Ivy Marie (Wood) Neal.
He was a laborer for Local No. 543.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Jean Neal of West Columbia; sisters, Betty Russell of West Columbia, and Lyda Russell of Clifton, West Virginia; and brothers, Joseph Neal of West Columbia, Harley Neal of Melissa, Texas, and Ronnie Neal of West Columbia.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles D. Neal Sr.
Graveside services were conducted today, November 25, 2003, at the Rickard Cemetery on Mission Ridge Road, with the Rev Charles Hargraves officiating.
Arrangements are by the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, West Virginia.
E-mail condolences may be sent to foglesongtucker@citynet.net.

Nease, Ramona Irene McGrew
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, May 19, 2003
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BUCKHANNON - Ramona Irene McGrew Nease of Buckhannon, West Virginia, died Friday, May 16, 2003, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, West Virginia, following an extended illness. She was 72 years of age.
Ramona worked as a district manager for Avon Products Inc., Newark, Delaware, for 35 years. She hired many Avon representatives and trained several managers, many of whom remained "friends" following her retirement, especially Manager Janie Hitt of Burnsville, West Virginia.
She was a life member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, New Haven, West Virginia, and sponsored "The Lutheran Hour" for many years on WBUC radio in Buckhannon.
Ramona is survived by her children, William Conrad Nease, and his wife Debbie of Buffalo, West Virginia; Marion Cornell Nease of Buckhannon; and one daughter, Martha Gaynell "Gay" Jeffers, and her husband, Donald, of Bridgeport, West Virginia.
Also surviving are two granddaughters, Andrea Renea Nease Markins, and her husband, Michael of Hurricane, West Virginia, and Alaina Gaynelle Nease of Buffalo, West Virginia; one loving brother, John Victor McGrew, Jr., and his wife, Janet of Buckhannon; and many nieces and nephews.
She was born July 4, 1930, in New Haven, West Virginia, daughter of the late John Victor McGrew, Sr., and the late Irene Beatrice Crooks McGrew.
Ramona was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William Henry Nease, whom she married June 9, 1945; a daughter Ramona Celestine Nease; and a special sister, Jane Elaine McGrew Lee.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2003, in the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon, with pastor George Weirick officiating. Burial will follow in the Heaver Cemetery at Buckhannon. Friends may call on the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the funeral home.

Nelson, Ann Cherrington
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, March 24, 2003
Obituaries
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GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Ann Cherrington Nelson, R.N., died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at her home in Gallipolis, of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Born May 25, 1957, in Columbus, she grew up in Woodland Hills, Calif., where she graduated from LPN school.
After doing hospital work n (sic) Burbank, Calif., Ann returned to Gallipolis, where she graduated with honors in the first nursing class at the University of Rio Grande.
Ann was a competent, compassionate, caring nurse who went the extra mile for her patients and coworkers. She worked in the CCU at Pleasant Valley Hospital for seven years then moved to Pleasant Valley Nursing Care Center where she was charge nurse and later Assistant Director of Nursing.
She had been employed at Pleasant Valley Hospital since 1992.
She loved her dogs, Magic and Montana, her cat, Bear, and the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Ann's grandparents, L H and Maude Nelson and C L and Ruth Masters preceded her in death.
Left to rejoice in her life are her parents, William and Rachel Nelson; three brothers, Bruce of Reseda, Calif., Mark (Louisa) of Pasadena, Calif., and Dean of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and three nieces, Caroline, Emily and Molly Nelson, all of Pasadena, Calif.
Ann's family will receive friends during a Celebration of Life from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va., with a brief memorial service at 7 p.m. conducted by Ed Black, Susan Garten and Pastor Johnny Hayman.
The burial will be in the Reynolds Family Cemetery, Addison, at the convenience of the family.
We would like to give a special thanks to all the aides, nurses, pharmacists and doctos who gave her care in a tender and loving way.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann's memory can be made to the Western Ohio ALS Association, 1810 MacKenzie Drive, #120, Columbus, Oh. 43220.
Please visit deal_fh@charter.net to send condolences to Ann's family.

Newell, Leroy Jasper
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, October 3, 2003
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Obituaries

LEBANON, Va. - Leroy Jasper Newell, 66, of Lebanon, Virginia, died Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at the Mountain View Retirement Home.
He was born May 30, 1937, in Delaware, Ohio, son of the late Lewis Grant Newell and Myrtle Bell Logan Newell.
He was a security guard for Pittston Coal Company, and a US Army veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Newell of Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Justin Lee and Joyce Newell of Castle Wood, Virginia; a daughter, Melody Newell Cox of Wellston, Ohio; grandchildren, Timothy White, Brian Newell, Lacee Dillinger, Heaven Carpenter and Donovan Bailey; a great-grandson, Breadon Gray; a sister, Vesta Beam of Marion, Ohio; and two stepsisters, Holly Cahoon of Jackson, Ohio, and Nedra Mullins of Logan, Ohio.
Graveside services will be 1 pm Saturday, October 4, 2003, at the Wyoma Cemetery in Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, with the Rev Thurman Smith and the Rev Roger Bonecutter officiating. Friends may call at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, for 6 to 8 pm Friday, October 3, 2003.
Full military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post No 23 of Point Pleasant.
Please visit deal_fh@charter.net to send e-mail condolences to the family.

Nibert, James L
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, December 11, 2003
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Obituaries

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - James L Nibert, 71, Gallipolis, died Wednesday, Dec 10, 2003, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis.
He was the husband of Beulah Simpkins Nibert.
Services will be 11 am Saturday at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 pm Friday.

Nitz, Hoy L
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, April 2, 2003
Deaths
Page A5

RACINE, Ohio - Hoy Leroy Nitz, 51, of Racine, Ohio, died April 1, 2003, at his residence.
His wife Pam Kay Nitz survives, along with his mother Magnolia Mae Nitz, three children, 11 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason, W.Va., with the Rev. David Greer officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery, Letart, W. Va. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
NOTE: Racine, Meigs County, Ohio

Nowlin, Robert Lee
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, October 20, 2003
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Obituaries

POINT PLEASANT - Robert Lee Nowlin Jr., 78, o Point Pleasant, West Virginia, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2003, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Bobby was a retired boiler maker, an Army veteran of the Korea Conflict, a member of the Boiler Makers Union #667 of Winfield, West Virginia, and a member of the American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant.
Born August 19, 1925, Bobby was a son of the late Robert Lee Nowlin Sr. and Hazel Carter Nowlin.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn; four sons and three daughters-in-law, James and Carolyn Nowlin, Dale and Brenda Nowlin, David and Linda Nowlin, and Joe Nowlin, all of Point Pleasant; three daughters and sons-in-law, Juanita and Dolas McComas of Apple Grove, West Virginia; Rosita and "Butch" Bauer of Point Pleasant, and Carol and Doug Bbryant of Gallipolis; a sister, Annis Holstien of London, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by a son, George Melvin Nowlin; a brother, Charles Utley Nowlin; and four sisters, Berna Sturgeon, Carol Woyan, Beulah Watterson and Martina Edmonds.
Services will be 1 pm Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at Mt Union Methodist Church in Pliny, West Virginia, with the Rev Merle Wood officiating. His body will lie in state one hour prior to the services.
Burial will follow in the Mt Union Methodist Church Cemetery at Pliny.
Friends may call 6-9 pm Monday, October 20, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.
E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at deal_fh@charter.net.

Oldaker, Grace E
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Page A5
Deaths
POINT PLEASANT - Grace Oldaker, 52, Point Pleasant, died Monday, Oct 6, 2003, at St Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
Arrangements will be announced by the Deal Funeral Home.

Oldaker, Nellie Adline Whittington
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 8, 2003
Page A5
Obituaries

POINT PLEASANT - Nellie Adline Whittington Oldaker, 102, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, died Friday evening, December 5, 2003, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Shiloh EUB Church in Leon, West Virignia, where she had taught Sunday School.
She was born September 22, 1901, in Buffalo, West Virginia, daughter of the late Henry Clay and Mary Tucker Whittington.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Homer Harrison Oldaker; two daughters, Martha G and Francis Oldaker; four sons, Homer Jr., Lloyd H, David, and Don Oldaker; a grandson; a sister, Maggie Kitchen; and two brothers, Thomas and Everett Whittington.
She is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law, Mary G Hayes of Leon, Josephine Rhoades of Mason, West Virginia, and Stella and Larry Eugene Craig of Carroll, Ohio; two sons, James R Oldaker of Point Pleasant, and Fred Paul Oldaker of Grove City, Ohio; and two daughters-in-law, Mildred Oldaker of Leon, and Mary Oldaker of Point Pleasant.
She is also survived by a sister, Madeline Hedrick of Columbus, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm Tuesday, December 9, 2003, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with the Rev Johnny Hayman and the Rev Herman H Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Craig Cemetery at Grimms Landing, West Virginia. Friends may at the funeral home from 6 to 9 pm Monday, December 8, 2003.
E-mail condolences may be forwarded to the family at crow-hussell@charter.net.

Oliver, William "Bill" Kenneth
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, June 6, 2003
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Obituaries

GALLIPOLIS FERRY - William "Bill" Kenneth Oliver, 74, of Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born May 2, 1929, in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, son of the late Charles Leroy Oliver and Dorothy Mae Jones Oliver.
He was a retired boilermaker and a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers No. 667 of Winfield, West Virginia. He was a member of the Bellemead United Methodist Church.
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served six years and was a corporal. He received an honorable discharge.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Stillwagoner Oliver of Gallipolis Ferry; two sons and daughters-in-law, William K. Oliver Jr. (Joyce) of Point Pleasant, and Charles W. Ramey of Weirton, West Virginia; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda Arlene Gilmore (Rick) of Gallipolis Ferry, Tammy Sue Welch (Ricky) of Bidwell, Ohio, and Ellen Bonecutter of Pomeroy, Ohio; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and a bother, Robert W. Oliver of Gallipolis Ferry.
In addition to her parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Billy Joe Oliver; a brother, Charles Leroy "Junie" Oliver; a son-in-law, Neal Bonecutter; and a grandson.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2003, in the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with the Rev. R.C. Browning and the Rev. Larry Allbright officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery at Gallipolis Ferry. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2003

Parker, Fran
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, November 2/3, 2003
Page A5
Obituaries

Martha Frances "Fran" Parker, 71, of Middleport, Ohio, passed away at her residence November 1, 2003. She was born October 28, 1932, in Louisville, Alabama, daughter of the late John Ray Weston Sr and Julia Beaty Weston.
She was a graduate of Louisville High School, Alabama, and was formerly an accountant at Maxwell Air Force Base. She was a homemaker and a member of the Victory Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Robert "Bob" Parker of Middleport; sons Ney J Parker of Colonial Beach, Maryland, and Robert W (Dawn) Parker of Faison, North Carolina; a daughter, Cindy (Russell) Edwards of Letart, West Virginia; and five grandchildren, Lauren, Corinn, Wyatt, Cane and Corey.
Also surviving are a sister, Virginia Phillips of Montgomery, Alabama; and a sister-in-law, Lynn Weston of Louisville, Alabama.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Weston and John R Weston Jr.; and two sisters, Jean Weston and Janis W Smith.
Funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday, November 5, 2003, at the Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport, with the Rev James Keesee officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
Friends may register on-line and send condolences by logging on to www.fisherfuneralhomes.com.

Patterson, Rose Ann "Rosie"
Sunday Times-Sentinel, Point Pleasant, WV
Sunday, July 20, 2003
Obituaries
Page A6

Rose Ann "Rosie" Patterson, 41, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., died suddenly Friday, July 18, 2003 at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born March 28, 1962, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., daughter of the late Joseph and Glenna Irene Mae Crawford Patterson, she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Patterson of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; three sons, Jason, Matthew and Joshua Patterson, all of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; four sisters, Nancy (Forrest) Long of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Carrie Pearson of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Josephine (Jerry) Hooper of Burns, Tenn., and Edna Denais of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; three brothers, James Patterson of Mt. Sterling, Oh., Kenneth (Deloris) Patterson of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews and a very special friend, Alberta Patterson of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Patterson, and two sisters, Voncil Sue Patterson and Mary Loretta Patterson.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Wyoma Pentecostal Church with Rev. Roger Bonecutter officiating.
Burial will follow at Wyoma Cemetery in Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.
Friends may call at Wilcoxen Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2003, and family member at 5 p.m.

Pauley, Clifford R
Saturday Times-Sentinel, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, May 10, 2003
Obituaries
Page A5

GALLIPOLIS FERRY, W.Va. - Clifford R. Pauley, 79, of Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, in the Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born July 16, 1923, in Lincoln County, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Benjamin Pauley and Brooke Burton Pauley.
He retired as a shift foreman from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Plant at Apple Grove, West Virginia, after 29 years of service.
He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Point Pleasant.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie Pauley of Gallipolis Ferry; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Roberta Pauley of Gallipolis Ferry; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debi and Steve Nibert of Gallipolis Ferry, and Tracy and Dan Korb of Stafford, Virginia; grandchildren, Steve Nibert, Kelly Edwards, Julie (Brent) Fellure, Katie Pauley, and Danielle Lynn and Alex Korb; great-grandchildren, Colby and Molly Fellure; and a special nephew and his wife, Nick and Rachel Nelson.
He is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Ben and Louise Pauley of Columbus, Ohio, and Douglas and Mary Sue Pauley of Chattanooga, Tennessee; a sister and brother-in-law, Alva and Okey Quinn of St Albans, West Virginia; and sisters, Olive McClasiter of Hurricane, West Virginia, and Opal Whamhoff of Arizona.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mabel Nelson.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2003, at New Hope Baptist Church in Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Charles Moses and the Rev. Sanders Rulen officiating. Burial will follow in the Beale Chapel Cemetery at Apple Grove. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2003 at the church.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the Pauley family by sending them to deal_fh@charter.net.

Payne, Thomas M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, June 12, 2003
Deaths
Page A5

POINT PLEASANT - Thomas M Payne, 59, Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003 in St Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, W.Va.
Arrangements will be announced by Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Payne, Thomas M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, June 14, 2003
Obituaries
Page A5

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. - Thomas M Payne, 59, of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at St Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.
He was born December 17, 1943, in Burlington, Ohio, son of the late Haley Payne, and Ruth Ellen Botts Payne of Burlington.
Tom was a member of the Heights United Methodist Church of Point Pleasant, a U S Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War ere, and was employed by the Army Corps of Engineers at the Robert C Byrd Locks and Dam at Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, as a lock and dam operator.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Beverly Wears Payne of Point Pleasant; his stepmother, Mary Payne of Bidwell, Ohio; a daughter, Tonya Payne of Burlington; and three sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Wears of Ashland, Kentucky, Craig Plants of Pliny, West Virginia, and Darren and Valerie Plants of Clarksville, Tennessee.
He is also survived by a sister, Rita Marlene Payne of Bidwell; three brothers, Wendell Payne of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Gene Payne and Keith Payne of Bidwell; and five grandchildren, Devin Wears, Mizouri Villars, Cody McCoy, and Kaleb Wears, who was the apple of his PaPa's eye.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2003, in the Heights United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant with Dr Ben Stevens officiating. Burial will follow at the Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant, where military rites will be conducted.
Friends may call at the Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home in Chesapeake, Ohio, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 1003 at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2003, and a6t the church Tuesday, June 17, 2003, one hour prior to service.
Services are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home of Point Pleasant.

Payne, Thomas M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Page B4
In Memory

In Memory of Tommy Payne 12/17/43-6/11/03
If love could reach to Heaven's shore,
I'd quickly come for you.
My heart would build a bridge of love.
One wide enough for two.
But this I know, the day will come
When we will never part.
Until that day we meet again.
I'll keep you in my heart.
Love, Bev

Pearson, Joyce Lynn
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, May 19, 2003
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MASON, W.Va. - Joyce Lynn Pearson, 69, Mason, W.Va., died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.
Born May 14, 1934, in Mason County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Mabel Rainey McDermitt. She was a care giver and homemaker who owned and operated a personal care home in Mason, W.Va.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert E. Pearson; a sister, Dorothy Murphy; and one infant brother.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Becky Pearson of Mason, W.Va., Rocky and Saybra Pearson of West Columbia, W.Va.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Kathy Vashel of Williamstown, W.Va., Samantha and Mike Lavender; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2003, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, W.Va. Officiating will be Rev. Juanita Rausch and Rev. Mike Lambert. Burial will follow in New Lone Oak Cemetery in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Friends may visit on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
To send e-mail condolences, visit dealfh@charter.net.

Penwell, Margaret
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, March 24, 2003
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Deaths

POINT PLEASANT - Margaret Penwell, 73, of Point Pleasant died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant. Services will be conducted in Charleston. Local arrangements are under the direction of Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.

Perry, Mary Louise
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, May 2, 2003
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Obituaries

MASON - Mary Louise King Perry, 78, of Mason, West Virginia, died Friday, May 2, 2003, in the Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Mary had worked as a secretary for the West Virginia State Road Commission District in Charleston, West Virginia. She was a member of the Mason United Methodist Church in Mason.
Born January 24, 1925, in Pine Grove, West Virginia, Mary was the daughter of the late James A King and Opal Edna Wildman King. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lee Perry in 1994; a daughter, Linda Lee Frye; and a brother, James Ralph King.
Surviving are an adopted son, Stephen Todd Russell of Mason; a brother, John Marshall King of Reedsville, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2003, at the Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant, with the Rev Samuel Cale IV officiating. There are no hours of visitation scheduled at the present time.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason.
Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to foglesongtucker@citynet.net.

Perry, Paul J
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 8, 2003
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Obituaries

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Paul J Perry, 76, passed away, Saturday, December 6, 2003 at St Ann's Hospital.
He was born July 26, 1927 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
A veteran of the U S Army, he received his BS Degree from Marshall University and his MS Degree from Wright State University. He retired from teaching after 32 years, 30 of which were at Urbana High School in Urbana, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ida and Herbert Perry; and a brother, Melvin.
Surviving are Marilyn, his wife of 23 years; brothers, Carl and Charles; sons, Delmar and Bruce; daughter, Paula Pyers; stepdaughter, Karen Kozlowski; stepson Mark Collier; and three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
He was a member of the Church of the master United Methodist Church, Young-at-Heat Group and United Methodist Men at Church of the Good Shepherd, Greater Columbus Emmaus Community.
Family will receive friends Thursday, December 11, 2003, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at Schoedinger North Chapel 5554 Karl Road, Columbus, where the funeral service will be held 10 am Friday, December 12, 2003. Dr Rev David Hogg will officiate with the Rev George Reed and the Rev Dick Ward. Interment will follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 937 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085, in his memory.

Persinger, Wilma V
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, July 2, 2003
Deaths
Page A5

PATASKALA, Ohio - Wilma V Persinger, 82, Pataskala, formerly of Apple Grove, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, in the Pataskala Oaks Nursing Home.
Arrangements will be announced by Wilcoxen Funeral Home.

Persinger, Wilma Vay
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, July 3, 2003
Obituaries
Page A5

PATASKALA, Ohio - Wilma Vay Allen Persinger, 82, of Pataskala, a former resident of Apple Grove, West Virginia, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, in the Pataskala Oaks Nursing Home in Pataskala.
She was born June 28, 1921, at Apple Grove, daughter of the late Emmitt B Allen and Fannie Conard Allen.
She was a homemaker, and attended the Millstone Church at Apple Grove.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sheridan L Persinger, on June 19, 1992; a son, Sheridan D Persinger; three sister, Lucy Stover, Victoria Good and Nellie Dunn; and three brothers, Lidle Allen, James Allen and Linden "Pete" Allen.
She is survived by four daughters, Brenda Hicks of Havenport, Ohio, Wilma Eisman of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Connie Persinger of Carroll, Ohio, and Shirley Hughes of Carroll; three sons, Emmitt Persinger of Rockbridge, Ohio, David Persinger of Newark, Ohio, and Alan Persinger of Thornville, Ohio; and several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by a brother, Montie Allen of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania; and three sisters, Dessie Handley of Huntington, West Virginia, Margaret Eckhard of Huntington, and Maggie Williams of St. Louis, Missouri.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 4, 2003, in the Wilcoxen Funeral Home at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, with the Rev. Charles Lee Baird officiating. Burial will be in the Beale Chapel Cemetery at Apple Grove. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003.

Phillips, Anna Elizabeth
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, December 2, 2003
Page A5
Obituaries

BELLE - Anna Elizabeth Phillips, 85, of Belle, West Virginia, died Monday, December 1, 2003, at Cedar Bluff, Virginia.
She was born April 10, 1918, at New Haven, West Virginia, daughter of the late Henry D Johnson and Rena Mae Kearns Johnson.
She was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Wayne Phillips; brothers, H James Johnson and Paul D Johnson; and a sister, Mae Robinson.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Ann and Charles Warner of Richlands, Virginia; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Sandra Phillips of Dover, Delaware, and Jacob and Jane Phillips of Charlotte, North Carolina; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ada Hartman of Elkhart, Indiana, and Dorothy Wilson of Parkersburg, West Virginia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Thelma and Tom Woodyard of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Mary and Bill Biggs of New Haven; and a brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Sandra Johnson of Circle Plains, Minnesota.
Graveside services will be 1 pm Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at the Graham Cemetery in New Haven, with the Rev. Richard P Nease officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, West Virginia.
E-mail condolences can be sent to Foglesong-tucker@citynet.net.

Pierce, Ruby L
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Page A5
Obituaries

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio -- Ruby L Pierce, 79, of Gallipolis, died Sunday, September 28, 2003, at Holzer Senior Care.
Daughter of the late Andrew and Edith Dye Byus, she was born December 19, 1923, in Mason County, West Virginia.
She was a former employee of Robbins and Myers, and a member of VFW Post No 4464 Ladies Auxiliary. Ruby enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Sherry (Patrick) McBride of Gallipolis, and Connie (David) Wartenburg of New Orleans, Louisiana; one son, Jim (Carol) Pierce of Gallipolis; six grandchildren, LaTonya (Kevin) Wise of Gallipolis, Stephen (Theresa) Kincaid of Columbus, Ohio, Brent Kincaid of Gallipolis, Jamie (Mandy) Pierce of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and David (Dana) Wartenburg and Kelli West, both of New Orleans, Louisiana; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by one brother, Bob Byus of Gallipolis; one aunt, Helen Woodall of Point Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Bill Byus; and one sister, Betty Leach.
Services will be 11 am Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at the Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis, with the Rev Bill Banks officiating. Interment will follow in Ohio Valley Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Stephen Kincaid, Brent Kincaid, Jamie Pierce, Chad Long, Cloyd Smith and Rusty Leach.
Please visit www.willisfuneralhome com for e-mail condolences.

Pittman, Rafael
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, July 8, 2003
Deaths
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POINT PLEASANT - Rafael Pittman, 92, formerly of Charleston and who resided in Mason County, died Monday, July 7, 2003, in Newmarket, Va.
Arrangements will be announced by Stevens and Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Pittman, Rafael
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, July 9, 2003
Obituaries
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POINT PLEASANT - Rafael R Wilson Pittman, 92, of Rutledge Road, Charleston, West Virginia, passed away Monday, July 7, 2003, at Life Care Center of New Market, New Market, (sic), Virginia.
She was born October 13, 1910, in Charleston, to the late James and Maggie Skiles Wilson.
She was a member of the Valley Grove Church of the Nazarene, and was a member of the choir.
Mrs. Pittman resided with her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Jean Ann Pittman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, for three years.
She is survived by her children, Charles and Jean Ann Pittman of Point Pleasant, Barbara Jo and William Beane of Edinburg, Virginia, patty and Bob Miller of Charleston, and Ron and Kathy Pittman of Athens, Ohio; and 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Among the grandchildren are the children of Charles and Jean Ann Pittman; Pam Hay of Point Pleasant, Denise McPhaeron of Sidney, Ohio, and Dr Doug Pittman of Toledo, Ohio.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2003, at the Valley Grove Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev Allen Midcap officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery, Clover Drive, Charleston.
Family and friends may call at the Stevens and Grass Funeral Home, 4203 Salines Drive, Malden, West Virginia, form 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2003

Plumley, Thelma W
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, January 6, 2003
Obituaries
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GLENWOOD - Thelma M. Wray Plumley, 73, Glenwood, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 4, 1929, in Mason County, a daughter of the late Arley M and Ida Mae Waugh Wray.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Connard Plumley; sons, Ronald Plumley and David Plumley; brother Arley "Jack" Wray; and grandson Ronald Plumley, Jr.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Eva Plumley of Glenwood; sons, William Plumley of Apple Grove and Jim Plumley of Kenova; daughters and sons-in-law, Lucy and Charles Meadows of Glenwood and Connie and Richard Meadows of Glenwood; daughter Mary Ann Casey of Gallipolis Ferry; brother Leslie M. Wray of Ashton; nine grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, with the Rev. Bobby Wray officiating. Burial will follow in Balls Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Heck Funeral Home in Milton.
-- Paid notice

Poehlman, Harold W
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, July 14, 2003
Deaths
Page 5

MOUNT ALTO - Harold W Poehlman, Mount Alto, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, at his residence.
Arrangements will be announced by Crow-Hussell Funeral Home.
NOTE: Mount Alto, Jackson County, West Virginia

Poehlman, Harold William
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Obituaries
Page 5

MOUNT ALTO - Howard (sic) William Poehlman, 76 of Mount Alto, West Virginia, died Sunday evening, July 13, 2003, at his residence.
He was born January 28, 1927, in Omaha, Nebraska, son of the late Theodore and Ida Mae Thomas Poehlman.
He was a retired mate for AEP Riverboat Division, and also a US Navy veteran, serving in World War II and in Korea.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Fostina Hendershot and Wayne Richards of Mount Alto; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dale Poehlman of Omaha.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 P.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at Jackson County Memory Gardens in Cottageville, West Virginia, with Louis A Hussell Jr. officiating. Military graveside rites will also be conducted.
Entombment will follow. Arrangements are by the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

Poling, Dorothy S
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, July 11, 2003
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TAMARAC, Fla. - Dorothy Scholz Poling of Tamarac, Fla., and formerly of Point Pleasant, died Friday, June 27, 2003.
She was born in Chicago, moved to Point Pleasant where she began her career as an educator and married W Frank Poling. She retired as an administrator from Plantation High School in 1975.
Arrangements were under the direction of TM Ralph Plantation Funeral Home.

Potts, Jewell M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, May 6, 2003
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GALLIPOLIS FERRY - Jewell M. Potts, 61, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at her home.
She was born December 21, 1941, in Mason County, daughter of the late George 'Poodle' Dabney and Eva Jean Dabney Fowler.
She worked as a clerk in the Mason County Courthouse in Point Pleasant. She was a member of the Women of the Moose at Point Pleasant, and the Democrat Women of Mason.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ira L. Potts; and a brother, George 'Oss' Dabney.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and John Lopez of Canton, Michigan; her mother-in-law, Edna Potts Blain of Point Pleasant; a grandson, Jeremie Lopez of Canton, Michigan; a granddaughter, Jackie Lopez of Canton, Michigan; a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Lopez of Canton, Michigan; a sister and brother-in-law, Garnette and 'Jess' Bacallis of Grosse Ile, Michigan; and a sister, Barbara Draper of Toledo, Ohio.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2003, Beale United Methodist Church in Apple Grove, with the Rev. Marlin Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Beale Chapel Cemetery at Apple Grove. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2003.
Please visit deal_fh@charternet to send e-mail condolences to the family.

Powell, Sonja Wells
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, June 3, 2003
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GLENWOOD - Mrs. Sonja Wells Powell, 65, of Glenwood, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
She was born in Randolph, Illinois. Formerly of Inverness, Florida, she had resided in West Virginia since 1995.
She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard Powell of Glenwood; four sons, Timmy Wells of Tarrytown, Florida, Ken Wells of Tavares, Florida, Keith Wells of Bushnell, Florida, and Lowell Wells Jr. of Lake Panasoffkee, Florida; a daughter, Tammy Wells of Bushnell; six grandchildren and a stepgrandchild; a brother, Carl Kyker of California; a stepson, David Powell of Inverness; and a stepdaughter, Pam Chatman of West Virginia.
Servicess will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2003, at Purcell Funeral Home in Bushnell, with Pastor Emery King officiating. Interment will be at the Matchett Cemetery in Webster, Florida. Friends may call at the chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2003.

Pullen, Stephen Ross
Saturday Times-Sentinel, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, May 24, 2003
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MASON, W.Va. - Stephen Ross Pullen, 54, passed away Friday, May 23, 2003, at his residence.
Born March 5, 1949, in Gallipolis, Ohio, son of the late James Pullen and the late Beth Arnold Pullen-Cowan. He was a Deck Engineer with AEP River Division. He was a 1967 graduate of Middleport High School and attended Marshall University.
A United States Navy Veteran, serving as an Engineman Fireman, a member of VFW Post 9926 and American Legion Post 140 in Mason. He attended the Mason United Methodist Church and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Middleport.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Nicewander Pullen; daughters, Amber at home, and Heather in Florida; grand son Julian in Florida; twin sister, Stephanie Girton of Columbus, Ohio; aunt, Jerry Pullen of Pomeroy, Ohio; uncle, Lyston Pullen of Florida; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Susan Poole; and a brother, James Pullen.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport with the Rev. Sam Cale officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery in Middleport.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Monday, May 26, 2003, at the funeral home.
Friends may send condolences and register online at www.fisherfuneralhomes.com .

Pullins, Arthur C
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 15, 2003
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Arthur C Pullins, 81, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Sunday afternoon, December 14, 2003, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Funeral service will be 11 am Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant. Burial will follow in Eckard Chapel Cemetery, Point Pleasant.
Visitation will be at the funeral home two hours prior to the funeral service.

Pullins, Arthur Curtis
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, December 16, 2003
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POINT PLEASANT - Arthur Curtis Pullins, 81, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, died Sunday afternoon, December 14, 2003, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
He had served as caretaker of Suncrest and Lone Oak cemeteries in Point Pleasant for many years.
Born May 9, 1922, in Mason County, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Guy and Gertrude Luckeydoo Pullins.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Arthur E "Bucky" Pullins.
He is survived by his companion, Mary Rayburn Pullins; a daughter, Mary Ann Brown of Leon, West Virginia; a brother, James Pullins of Point Pleasant; a sister, Beatrice Biars of Gallipolis; and several grandchildren.
Services will be 11 am Wednesday, December 17, 2003, in the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home at Point Pleasant, with the Rev Wilmer "Bud" Richmond officiating. Burial will follow in Eckard Chapel Cemetery at Point Pleasant. Visitation will be held at the funeral home two hours prior to the service on Wednesday, December 17, 2003.
Thos who wish to e-mail condolences to the family may do so be sending them to crowhussell@charter.net.

Putney, Debra Lynn
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, November 28, 2003
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ORLANDO, Fla. - Debra Lynn Putney, 38, of Orlando, Florida, died Tuesday, November 25, 2003, in Orlando.
She was born October 27, 1965, in Florida, daughter of Donald and Mattie Hartley.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Darrell Putney of Orlando; sons, Jonathan Edwards of Orlando, and Timothy Edwards of Orlando; her parents, Donald and Mattie Hartley of Orland; her mother-in-law, Geraldine Putney of Pliny, West Virginia; her father-in-law and his wife, Delbert and Jerri Putney of Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia; and two brothers, Donald Hartley of Florida, and Fort Hartley of Florida.
Services will be 1 pm Monday, December 1, 2003, in the Deal Funeral Home at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, with the Rev. Fred McCallister officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Union Cemetery at Pliny. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 pm Sunday, November 30, 2003.
Please visit deal_fh@charter.net to send e-mail condolences to the family.

Rawlins, Fred Jearl
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, April 4, 2003
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POINT PLEASANT - Fred Jearl Rawlins, 75, of Point Pleasant, died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was born September 24, 1927, son of the late Fred and Martha Justis Rawlins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Long Rawlins; two stepsons, Asa and Alan Rucker; a brother, Harvey Rawlins; and a sister, Erma Rawlins.
He was a furniture craftsman, and a United States Army Veteran. He was a former member of the Bidwell Church of Christ.
He is survived by a daughter, Karen (David) Walter of Gallipolis, Ohio; three grandchildren, Robert (Christine) Bates of Dayton, Ohio, Tammy (Dorsil) McCoy of Gallipolis, and Wade (Stacy) Walter of Gallipolis; a brother, Charles (Bertha) Rawlins of Jackson, Ohio; and many special friends at Twin Towers.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2003, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home in Gallipolis, with the Rev Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in the old Mercerville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003.
Military funeral honors will be presented at the cemetery by the Gallia County Veterans Organizations.
To send the family a condolence, please visit us at www.timeformemory.com/whw .

Reed, Kathryn V
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, September 26, 2003
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MASON - Kathryn V Reed, 68, Corning, Ohio, formerly of Mason, died Wednesday, Sept 24, 2003.
Cecil Reed, her husband, is among the surviving relatives.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm today, Friday, Sept 26, 2003, at the Roberts Funeral Home, 304 Mill St., New Lexington, Ohio.
Graveside services and burial will be 1 pm Saturday, Sept 27, 2003, at Oakfield Cemetery, with the Rev Raymond Lemity officiating.

Rice, Wilburn Ivan and Barbara
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, July 18, 2003
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GALLIPOLIS FERRY - A memorial service will be held for Wilburn Ivan and Barbara Rice of Miami, Fla., formerly of Huntington, W.Va., at 7 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2003, in the yard of Charles and Elizabeth Thornton in Gallipolis Ferry.
Mr. Rice has a niece, Elizabeth Thornton, and a nephew Bernard Jordan Sr., both of Gallipolis Ferry.
The Rev. Charles will be officiating. The service is being held according to Wilburn Rice's wishes.
Anyone wishing to attend may call Elizabeth Thornton at 675-2796 on Sunday, July 20, 2003 between 1 and 4 p.m.

Riffle, Leonard W "Junior"
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, December 18, 2003
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Leonard "Junior" W Riffle, died Wednesday, December 17, 2003, at his son's residence, in the loving arms of his family.
Leonard was born in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and came to Ohio to work at Buckeye Steel Castings for 30 years until he retired.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Riffle, on June 13, 1979; his mother, Pearlie G (Stewart) Riffle; and his sister, Cynthia Agnes Taylor in 1992.
He is survived by Marie A Stewart, his best friend of 38 years and mother of his two children, son Leonard R (Gail) Stewart, and daughter Jammi L (Charles) Stewart; and five grandchildren, Earon L Stewart, Timothy W Stewart, Charles W Brown, Hidee M Stewart and Roger Lee (Rusty) Barnhart Jr.
Funeral service will be 11 am Saturday, December 20, 2003, at O R Woodyard Co. Chapel, 1346 S High St., Columbus, Ohio. Friends may call 5-8 pm Friday at the chapel. Interment of remains will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Flatrock, West Virginia, at a later date.

Rizer, Vernon
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, April 15, 2003
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HARTFORD - Vernon Lee Rizer, 53, Hartford, died Monday, April 14, 2003.
Arrangements will be announced by Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home.

Rizer, Vernon L
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, April 16, 2003
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HARTFORD - Vernon Lee Rizer, 53, of Hartford, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 14, 2003, at his home.
Born April 5, 1950, in Mason, West Virginia, he was the son of Margaret Zerkle Rizer of Hartford and the late Vernon Russell Rizer.
Vernon was a retired press operation of Worthington Industries in Claremore, Oklahoma. He was a 1968 graduate of Wahama High School, and a member of the Elks in Claremore.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Dale Sayre; and a special friend, Jean Grant.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are daughters, Andrea Rizer of Claremore, and Amy Rizor of Hartford; sister and brother-in-law, Patsy and Mike Yantis of Columbus, Ohio; sister, Carolyn Sayre of Hartford; brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Tammy Rizer of Hartford; grandchildren, Ryan Rizer of Claremore, and Christopher Rizer of Hartford; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; many dear friends from Claremore; and special friends, Marie and Harry Petit, and Sharon Vickers.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, with the Rev. Rex Young officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery at Letart. Friends may call on the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at the funeral home.
Condolences to the family may e-mailed to foglesong-tucker@citynet.net.

Robinette, Lottie
Sunday Times-Sentinel, Point Pleasant, WV
Sunday, June 29, 2003
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MASON, W.Va. - Lottie Robinette, 87, of Mason died Saturday at Pleasant Valley Hospital. Arrangements later by Foglesong-Tucker.

Robinette, Lottie
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, June 30, 2003
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MASON - Lottie Robinette, 87, of Mason, West Virginia, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Connellsville, Penn.
Lottie was born Oct. 9, 1915 in Ridgeley, West Virginia, to Raymond and Roberta Evans Catlett, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include daughter, Delores Bond, New Haven, West Virginia; son, William Kirk Robinette of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Grandchildren, Kenny and John Bond, Don and David Robinette, Michelle Christopher and Robin Hill. Great-grandchildren, Christopher Shauber, Ashley and Anthony Bond, Brock Hill, Cassie and Stephanie Christopher, Renee and Kristal Smith, and Joshua Robinette. Niece Eleanor Keiser of Cumberland, Maryland, and several other nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason, West Virginia, with the Rev Sam Cale IV officiating. Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. July 2, 2003, at the Davis Memorial Cemetery, Cumberland, Maryland. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 30 at the funeral home or may send their condolences to foglesongtucker@citynet.net.

Robinson, Frankie C
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, May 12, 2003
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BIDWELL, Ohio - Frankie C Robinson, 56, Bidwell, died on Sunday, May 11, 2003, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Arrangements will be announced by Willis Funeral Home.

Roney, Henry
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, October 4, 2003
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NEW HAVEN - Henry C Roney, Jr., New Haven, W.Va., died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home in New Haven and will be announced upon completion.

Roseberry, Cecil B
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
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ANDERSON, Ind. - Cecil B. Roseberry, 87, of Anderson, died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at St. John's Medical Center in Anderson, following a brief illness.
He was born May 22, 1916, in Mason County, West Virginia, son of Charles and Altha Hawkins Roseberry.
He lived most of his life in Anderson and served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He retired from Pierce Governor after 24 years of service. He later worked for Dovey Machine Shop.
Survivors include two sisters, Mae E Dresser of Anderson, and Ola Bailey of Delaware, Ohio; two brothers, Ray Roseberry of Utica, Illinois, and Ben Roseberry of Sullivan, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roy Roseberry; and three sisters, Ethel Dewees, Pearl Scott and Maude Denney.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Suncrest Memorial Park in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, with his brother, Ben Roseberry officiating.
There will be no calling hours. Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home in Anderson is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be -emailed (sic) to brown-butzdiedring.com.
NOTE: Anderson, Madison County, Indiana

Roush, Donald
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, April 28, 2003
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NEW HAVEN - Donald Roush of New Haven, W.Va., died Sunday at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Complete arrangements will be announced by the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home.

Roush, Donald F
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, April 30, 2003
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NEW HAVEN - Donald Franklin Roush, 90, of New Haven, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2003, following surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.
He was born February 18, 1913, the son of the late Maude L and Probe E Roush.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Esther Roush Bush; and a grandson, Michael Frederick Pomeroy.
He was a life-long resident of Mason County.
Mr. Roush purchased and named the Home Telephone Company in 1935, and owned it until 1965, when he sold it to continental Telephone Company. He provided first-class service to northern Mason County during the rapid growth of the industrial era along the Ohio River. During that time, he also served as president of the West Virginia Telephone Association.
Active in community affairs he was instrumental in the organization of the New Haven Recreational Association, which resulted in the opening of a swimming pool in New Haven in the early 1950s.
Donald was a charter member of the New Haven Rotary Club and JOUAM Council No. 175. In 1979, he was named New Haven's Man of the Year.
Another of Mr. Roush's contributions was to the Roush Family Association of American, of which he served as treasurer and trustee for many years. He was also a life-long member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Alice Leota Reitmire Roush of New Haven; a son and daughter-in-law, Sheldon F and Karen Roush of Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheryl and Gary Oliver of Kenai, Alaska, and Sandra and Fred Pomeroy of Los Lunas, New Mexico; a brother, Walden F Roush of Point Pleasant; a sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and Joe McCombs of Roanoke, Texas; grandchildren, Shelly Roush of Mount Lebanon, Amy Sand of Atlanta, Georgia, Gresham Oliver of Nampa, Idaho, Luke and Ethan Oliver of Kenai, Polly Everingham of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, Sherry Petersen of Dubuque, Iowa, and Pamela Burns of Soldotna, Alaska; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003, at the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, with the Rev George Weirick officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Friends may call on the famiy from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2003, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mark's Lutheran Church and mailed to Janet McDermitt, Route 2, Box 78, Letart, West Virginia 25253.
Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to foglesongtucker@citynet.net.

Roush, Ila Mildred Anderson
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, December 15, 2003
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NEW HAVEN - Ila Mildred Anderson Roush, 89, of Weirton, West Virginia, formerly of New Haven, West Virginia, died Friday, December 12, 2003, at the Weirton Medical Center.
She was born June 26, 1914, in New Haven, daughter of the late Frank and Daisy Cunduff Zerkle.
Ila was also preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Anderson, and her second husband, Ralph Roush; a brother, Ronald Zerkle; and a stepdaughter, Lila Whalen.
Ila was a homemaker, and a member of the Bechtel Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son, James Zerkle, and his wife, Bertha, of Weirton; daughter, Jane Wright, and her husband, Wayne, of Orrville, Ohio; two stepsons, Bob and Donald Anderson, both of Steubenville, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Gladys Dye of Chicago, Illinois; a brother, Ray Zerkle of Paris, Pennsylvania; and six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was 12 noon until the time of the funeral service, at 1 pm today, Monday, December 15, 2003, at the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, West Virginia. The Rev. Timothy Allen will preside.
Interment followed in the Graham Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P O Box 961 CS, Weirton, West Virginia 26062.
Share tributes with her family at www.grecohernick.com.

Roush, Julia 'Judy'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, September 27, 2003
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Julia "Judy" Roush, 62, of Clifton, West Virginia, died Friday, September 26, 2003, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
She was a homemaker, and a member of the American legion Auxiliary Smith-Capehart Post No. 140.
She was born July 26, 1941, in Hartford, West Virginia, daughter of Sibyl Goodnite MacKnight of Lakin, West Virginia, and the late William MacKnight.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, George and Reda Brown of Clifton; daughters, Lisa Ann Seyler of Myrtle Beach, and Misty Brown of Clifton; a daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Mark Smith of Ceredo-Kenova, West Virginia; and her mother, Sibyl Goodnite MacKnight of Lakin.
Also surviving are brothers, John W MacKnight of New Haven, West Virginia, and Joe L MacKnight of Broad Run, West Virginia; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Jo MacKnight of Letart, West Virginia; a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Tom Bush of Letart; a sister-in-law, Dolores Foster of Belpre, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Jonathan Gibbs, Cheyenne Seyler, Charlie Young, Markie Myers, Jackie Myers, Shane Smith, Cody Smith and Garrett Smith; and a great-granddaughter, Destiny Brown.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack L Roush; a brother, Jeffery Foster; and a sister-in-law, Sandra MacKnight.
Services will be 1 pm Monday, September 29, 2003, in the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, West Virginia, with Joe Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Zerkle Cemetery at Letart. There will be no visitation.
Those who wish to send e-mail condolences to the family may do so by sending them to foglesongtucker@citynet.net.

Roush, Ralph
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, January 6, 2003
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POINT PLEASANT - Ralph Waldon Roush, 89, New Haven, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2003 at Pleasant Valley Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Anderson Funeral Home.

Roush, Ralph
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, January 7, 2003
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NEW HAVEN - The family line of Charles and Millie Fry Roush ended on Jan. 5, 2003, with the passing of their last child, Ralph Waldon Roush. Born on May 11, 1913, Ralph was one of eight children born on Sliding Hill in Mason County. His siblings included Gladys, Walter, Loren, Fred, Thelma, Neva and Bill.
In 1932, Ralph married Iva Florence London from Syracuse, Ohio. This union produced four children: Charles Joseph, Mary Kathleen, Patricia and James Waldon. Charles passed away in infancy. Mary Kathleen "Katie" died in 1999. His wife Iva died in November of 1973.
Ralph led an interesting life. His employment included driving a milk truck for Blossom Dairy. He was a brakeman for the railroad. Throughout his life, Ralph was both an amateur and professional carpenter.
Ralph served his country in the European theater during World War II. He was decorated with various medals including the Purple Heart. Following his service to his country, Ralph became a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. These memberships ran for over 50 years.
Ralph married again to Ila Mildred Zerkle Anderson Roush on July 7, 1975. Mildred survives him today. In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived by his daughter, Patty; his son, Jim; stepchildren Jane Wright, James Zerkle, Bob Anderson, and Gladys Dye; grandchildren Michael Hern, Cynthia Graham, Bonnie Gilbert, Troy Hesson, and Lisa Richie; and 15 great-grandchildren. One grandson, Shane Hesson, preceded him in death in 1996.
Ralph's entire family has a piece of mind with the knowledge that Ralph accepted Christ as his savior and was baptized. Ralph was a member of Bechtel Methodist Church. The family rests knowing that the time apart from their husband, father and grandfather is temporary.
A private family funeral service took place on Jan. 7, 2003. Friends may send condolences on-line at www.andersonfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Funeral Home of New Haven.
-- Paid notice

Runion, Arnold O
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, June 27, 2003
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POINT PLEASANT - Arnold O Runion, 76, of Point Pleasant, died Thursday, June 26, 2003, in the ER at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by Deal Funeral Home.

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