2004 Mason County Obits

 

Allinder, John Cartmill
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, July 12, 2004
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John Cartmill Allinder, 73, of St. Albans, W.Va., died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack, Saturday afternoon, July 10, 2004. He was a retired teacher of Kanawha County Schools (Lincoln Junior High and St. Albans Junior High), a former employee of Center Hardware, and most recently a math tutor in the Learning Center at the University of Charleston.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Arthur and Charlotte Catherine Allinder.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Ruth Ford Allinder; a brother, Joe A Allinder II, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a sister, Patsy Catherine Allinder of St. Albans; two daughters and a son-in-law, Mary and Robin Kessinger, and Jenny Allinder, all of St. Albans; and three sons and two daughters-in-law, Peter F and Sarah Miller Allinder of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Chris and Charlene Bailes of South Charleston, W.Va., and Robert E Blake of Houston, Texas.
Also surviving are his grandchildren, Army Sgt. John R "Robbie" Kessinger III and Air Force Staff Sgt Luke A Kessinger, sons of Mary and Robin; Nicholas Allinder Freeman, son of Jenny: John Clairmont Allinder, Rachel Catherine Allinder and Hannah Elizabeth Allinder, children of Pete and Sarah; Blake and Austin Bailes; sons of Chris and Charlene; and Robbie, Lacey and Caitlyn Blake, children of Robbie Blake.
John is remembered for his goodness, intelligence and generosity. At this time, his family draws their deepest strength and comfort from the fact that as husband, brother, daddy and grandpa. John was a faithful child of God.
"For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Philippians 1:21
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 pm, Monday, July 12, 2004, at Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home in St. Albans. Funeral service will be 1 pm Tuesday, at the Marlaing Church of Christ in St. Albans, with ministers Darrell Bledsoe and Bob Kessinger officiating. Burial and graveside service will follow at the New Lone Oak Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Friends accompanying the family to Point Pleasant are welcome to attend a gathering, which will follow, at the Sand Hill Road Church of Christ in Point Pleasant

Bailey, James Thurman
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
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James Thurman Bailey, 95, resident of Upper Arlington, Ohio, for 47 years, died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Crowne Pointe Care Center.
He was a member of the Northwest United Methodist Church, Past Master and 50-year member of South Gate-Potter Lodge No. 782, F&AM, and Scottish Rite and Beacon Chapter No. 533 OES, formerly Southern Way.
He served in the US Army in World War II as a sergeant in the 69th Chemical Company. He was retired from Columbus Auto Parts after 30 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Norine; patents, James and Martha Bailey; sisters, Jewell Cottrell and Grey Sargent; and brothers, Tracy, Jake, Thomas and Paul Bailey.
He is survived by a nephew, Arnel "Arnie" and wife Vikki Jividen, and their daughter, Kristen Jividen, all of Dublin, Ohio; nieces, Glenda Smith and her children, Susan Marie and Bruce Smith, Barbara Ann and her husband, Edward Jenkins and their sons, JR and Landon Jenkins; a sister, Armour Bailey; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Jim "Thurman" was a kind, generous, loving husband, brother and uncle, and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 pm Thursday, June 17, 2004, at the Graumlich and Son Funeral Home, 1351 S High St., Columbus, Ohio. Services will be 11 am Friday, June 18, 2004 at Northwest United Methodist Church, 5200 Riverside Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43220, with the Rev Bill Hunter and the Rev Harold Davidson officiating. Interment will be in the Glen Rest Memorial Estates.
Masonic services will be conducted in the funeral home at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Balis, Shirley Temple
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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Shirley Temple Balis, 64, Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, in the Scenic Hills Nursing Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Arrangements will be announced by the Deal Funeral Home.

Barker, Rosemary
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, January 15, 2004
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Rosemary Barker, 50, Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at her home.
Arrangements will be announced by the Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Barker, Rosemary Ekers
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, January 16, 2004
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Rosemary Ekers Barker, 50, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 16, 1953, in Mason County, W. Va., daughter of the late Floyd Ekers, and Mary Crist Ekers, who survives.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by a special friend, Larry Carper of Point Pleasant; a son, Keven Barker of Ashton, W. Va.; a daughter, Sandra Barker of Rio Grande, Ohio; three grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathorine and Teddy Cobb of Ashton, and Joyce and Timmy Mayes of Glenwood, W. Va.; two nieces and nephews; and a great-niece and a great-nephew.
Services will be 1 pm Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, in the Deal Funeral Home at Point Pleasant, with the Rev Darrell Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pete Meadows Cemetery at Ashton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 am to 1 pm Saturday, Jan 17, 2004.
Please visit deal_fh@charter.net to e-mail condolences to the family.

Bell, Gladys N
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, June 12, 2004
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Gladys N Bell, 76, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Friday, June 11, 2004, in the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Point Pleasant.
She was born June 4, 1928, in La Jose, Pa., to the late Sherman and Mary Westover.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Colney; a brother, Carl Westover; and infant children Paul Wesley Bell and Melodie Sue Bell.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Edward W Bell of Point Pleasant; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward A and Melodie Bell of West Columbia, W.Va.; a sister, Velma Kitchen of Campbell, N.Y.; a brother, Glen Westover of Canton, Ohio; and grandsons, Brandon and Justin Bell.
Graveside services are 2 pm today, Saturday, June 12, 2004, at the Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant.
There will be no visitation.
Services are under the direction of the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.

Berger, Sallie L Thomas
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, January 31, 2004
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Sallie L Thomas Berger, 79, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Thursday evening, Jan 29, 2004, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant.
She was a homemaker and attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Point Pleasant.
She was born April 5, 1924, in Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., daughter of the late Clyde E and Edna Johnson Thomas.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Everett, Hubert, Homer, Clyde and Donald Thomas; and four sisters, Edith Roush, Ruby Lehman, Essie Thomas and Naomi Lake.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Darlene Fallon of Point pleasant; a grandson, Seth Fallon of Point Pleasant a sister, Nellie Frazier of Nitro, W.Va.; and a brother, Arnold Thomas of Plain City, Ohio.
Services will be 1 pm Sunday, Feb 1, 2004, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with the Rev Charles Marker officiating. Burial will follow in the Centenary Cemetery at Gallipolis, Ohio. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6 to 8 pm Saturday, Jan 31, 2004.
Those wishing may e-mail condolences to the family at crowhussell@charter.net.

Birchfield, Harold
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, July 1, 2004
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Harold Birchfield, 81, of Southside, W.Va., died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Arbors of Gallipolis in Gallipolis, Ohio.
He was born April 18, 1923, in Southside, son of the late Charles A Birchfield and Laura Elizabeth Hawkins Birchfield.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Birchfield; a sister, Della Barrett; and by two infant sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy E Birchfield of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold "Rick" and Sandra Birchfield of Southside and Ronnie Lee and Paula Birchfield of Southside; and daughters and a son-in-law, Betty L Sargent of Henderson, W.Va., and Ruthie and Gary Baird of Southside; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by sisters, Alma Rose Birchfield of Point Pleasant, Stella Leport of Henderson and Maxine Purdue of Huntington, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 11 am Saturday, July 3, 2004, in the Deal Funeral Home at Point Pleasant, with the Rev Charles Lee Baird officiating. Burial will follow in the Birchfield Cemetery at Southside. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Friday, July 2, 2004.
Please visit deal_fh@charter.net to send condolences to the family.

Bond, Ruby L
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, January 31, 2004
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Ruby L Bond, 89, of Mason, W.Va., died Friday, January 30, 2004, in Overbrook Center at Middleport, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of Christian Brethren Church and the Mason Senior Citizens.
Born August 31, 1914 at Cottageville, West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late James and Inez (Ankrum) Scarberry.
She is survived by three daughters and on son-in-law, Ruby Arlene McDermitt, Mason; Peggy J King, Mason; Bernice and Charles VanMeter, Rutland, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, John Charles and O J Bond, Rutland; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence Beegle, Van Wert, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Golda Cochran, LaRue, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, a grandson, a brother and two sisters.
Funeral service will be 1 pm Monday, Feb 2, 2004, at the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, with the Rev James Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Friends may call 11 am to 1 pm, Monday at the funeral home.

Bowers, Thurman Dale
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, July 6, 2004
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Thurman Dale Bowers, 69, of Bidwell, Ohio, died Sunday evening, July 4, 2004, at his home. He was a retired pipefitter of Local #521, Plumbers and Pipefitters of Huntington, W.Va., and was a former employee of the Marietta Manufacturing Company. He was a member of the Minturn Lodge #19 AF&AM, Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Born May 17, 1935, in Mason County, W.Va., he was a son of the late Theodore and Bertha (Tucker) Bowers.
He is survived by his wife, Jenetta (Smith) Bowers; a daughter and son-in-law, Dinah and Eric Harmon of Bidwell; a son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Gertrude "Gerry K" Bowers of Point Pleasant; and two grandchildren, Elissa Harmon and Matthew A Knopp, both of Bidwell.
Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Herman and Donna Bowers of Columbus, Ohio; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Juanita and Gary Griffith of Rutland, Ohio, and Phyllis and Dennis Mitchell of Grimms Landing, W.Va.
Funeral service will be 2 pm Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. Burial will follow in Viney Cemetery, Viney Rd., Bidwell. The Minturn Lodge #19 AF&AM will present graveside rites. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at crowhussell@charter.net.

Boyce, Donald W 'Woody'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, January 31, 2004
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Donald W "Woody" Boyce, 60, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, died Thursday afternoon, Jan 29, 2004, at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
He was a supervisor at Bob Boyd Lincoln Mercury in Columbus, and was a retired Sergeant Major of the United States Army, where he proudly served his country for 29 years. He served three tours of duty during the Vietnam War.
He was a devoted husband, a loving father and adoring grandfather, and a friend to many.
He was born May 6, 1943, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., son of the late Russell W and Ruth Doolittle Boyce.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly J Cheesebrew Boyce; a daughter and son-in-law, Brooke and Carl Kessler of Canal Winchester; a granddaughter, Emily Rose Kessler; a sister, Alice Ruth Way of Waverly, Ohio; a stepbrother, Richard Gibbs of Westerville, Ohio; two stepsisters, Velvet Jackson of Letart, W.Va., and Beth Glover of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends.
Services will be 11 am Monday, Feb 2, 2004, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with the Rev Lloyd "Junior" Mayes officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens, near Point Pleasant, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion, Mason County Post No. 23.
Visitation will be held in the funeral home from 6 to 9 pm Sunday, Feb 1, 2004.
Those wishing may send e-mail condolences to the family at crowhussell@charter.net.

Brinker, Ardath O
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, July 9, 2004
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Ardath O Brinker, 91, of Letart, W.Va., died July 7, 2004, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, W.Va., He retired as a machinist from Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp, and was a World War II Army veteran. Ardath was a member of the American Legion Post 23, Point Pleasant. He attended Guiding Star Advent Christian Church, Letart.
Born May 10, 1913, in Letart, he was a son of the late Elmer and Abbie Ethel (Shirley) Brinker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Freda Kesterson; three half sisters, Agnes Clark, Anna Hart and Bess McBee; two brothers, Bert Brinker and Fred Brinker Sr.; and two half brothers, Claude Brinker and Merch Brinker.
Surviving are many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 1 pm, Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, W.Va., with pastors Delton Huffman and Randy Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Letart Evergreen Cemetery. The American Legion Post 23 will conduct military rites at graveside.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm, Friday at the funeral home.

Brumfield, John H Jr. 'Junie'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, June 26, 2004
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John H Brumfield Jr., "Junie", 55, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., went to join the angels in Heaven on Thursday, June 24, 2004, while in St Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.
He was born March 2, 1949, in Glenwood, W.Va., a son of the late John H and Mary Booth Brumfield of Glenwood.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Frankie Brumfield; and a sister, Rosella Brumfield.
Junie was a pipefitter for Local No. 521 and belonged to several organizations.
He is survived by his special love of many years, with whom he made his home, Linda Haycraft; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jennifer Brumfield of Huntington, and Debra and James Roberts of Lesage, W.Va.; a brother, Robert "Bob" Brumfield of Glenwood; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lillie and Bud Ward of Milton, W.Va., Shirley Jenkins of Glenwood, and Sarah and Mike Earls of Lesage; three grandchildren; a host of nephews and nieces; and friends who loved him dearly.
Services will be 2 pm Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington, with the Rev Rick Brown and the Rev Farris Burton officiating. Burial will follow in the Pete Meadows Cemetery at Glenwood. Friends may call at Chapman's Mortuary from 6 to 8 pm Saturday, June 26, 2004.

Burris, Pirl
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, February 3, 2004
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Pirl Burris, 83, of Mason, W.Va., died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, in Pleasant Valley Hospital at Point Pleasant, W.Va.
He was born April 22, 1920, in Mason, son of the late Pirl Burris Sr. and Edna Roush Burris.
He was the owner and operator of Burris Farms. He was a founder of the West Virginia State Farm Museum.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Gerlach Burris.
He is survived by sons, Larry Burris of Mason, and Rick Burris of Mason; s daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Steven Kidd of Parkersburg, W.Va.; four grandchildren, David (Nicole) Burris, Cody Burris, Carrie Kidd and Adam Kidd; and his lifelong friend, Jack Johnson of Mason.
Services will be 11 am Thursday, Feb. 5, 2005, in the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home at Mason, with Pastor George Weireck officiating. Burial will follow in the Graham Cemetery at New Haven, W.Va. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004.
E-mail condolences can be sent to the family at foglesongtucker@city.net.

Byus, Virgil Alvin 'Bill'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, January 5, 2004
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Virgil "Bill" Alvin Byus, 66, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, died Sunday morning, January 4, 2004, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
He was the owner and operator of the Point Pleasant Service Center. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Lodge No. 731, Point Pleasant; the American Legion, Mason County Post No. 23; and the National Rifle Association.
Born July 7, 1937, in Point Pleasant, he was a son of the late John Alvin and Freda Virginia Mattox Byus.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Randall Byus.
He is survived by a son, William Lookado of Vinton, Ohio; three daughters, Sarah Cathy Hockman of Point Pleasant, and Brenda (Mike) Cunningham, and Tammy (Oscar) Griffith Jr. of Gallipolis, Ohio; four sisters, Alice Capehart of Coolville, Ohio, Sue (Melvin) Roach of West Columbia, West Virginia, and Teresa (James) Barnette and Rita (Jack) Smith, of Point Pleasant; nine grandchildren, Miranda Brister, Tommy Thaxton, Billy Joe Bowman, Jason Bowman, Jessica Griffith, Chad Norton, Michael Cunningham, and Molly and Brady Lookado; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be 11 am Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Carl Swisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6 to 9 pm Monday, January 5, 2004, at the funeral home.
Those who wish to express condolences to the family by e-mail may do so at crowhussell@charter.net.

Carlisle, Virginia C
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, July 2, 2004
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Virginia C Carlisle, 85, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at her home, where she resided with her daughter Ginia Sue Huffman.
She was born April 28, 1919, in Toledo, Ohio, daughter of the late Arthur Bayes and Loretta Sumner Bayes Noel.
She was retired from the Mason County Board of Education as a homebound teacher, and was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Point Pleasant.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her hudband, Ora H Carlisle; an infant granddaughter; and a brother, Richard Bayes.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Karen Carlisle of Fort Wayne, Ind., Dr. Michael Carlisle of Point Pleasant, David Carlisle of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., Joseph and Joyce Carlisle of Gallipolis Ferry, and JR and Patci Carlisle of Dayton, Ohio; daughters and sons-in-law, Deloris and George Crump lf Point Pleasant, Ginia Sue and Shawn Huffman of Point Pleasant, and Lorita Carr of Gallipolis Ferry; and 12 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be 1 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Point Pleasant, with Father Regis Schlick officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Concord Cemetery in Henderson, W.Va., at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are by the Deal Funeral Home of Point Pleasant.
Please visit deal_fn@charter.net to send e-mail condolences to the family.

Craig, Robert William
Email Sharon Neary
Tuesday, February 24, 2004

TAMPA, Fla. -- Robert William Craig, age 86, of Dade City, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
He was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Grimms Landing, W.Va., to the late Ira and Myrtle (McCall) Craig.
He married Bessie Jordan and she died Jan. 5, 1982. On Dec. 3, 1984, he married Eva Eddress Bohanan and she survives.
Also surviving are 14 nieces, five nephews, one stepnephew and three stepchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ace Craig, Chancey Craig and Charles Craig; and one sister, Wavie Wood.
Mr. Craig was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, the VFW, the DAV, the American Legion and the Moose Lodge, all in Florida. At one time, he owned and operated a Children's Day Care Center in New Mexico, a rest home in Missouri, and a tavern in Richwood. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at 1 p.m. in the Stofcheck Funeral Home in LaRue. Minister will be the Rev. Tim Pasma. Burial in the LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home in LaRue from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Those who wish may make contributions to the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, Fla., in care of the funeral home.

Davis, Delores M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
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Delores M Davis, 73, of Apple Grove, W.Va., died Monday, June 21, 2004, at her home.
Complete arrangements will be announced by Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Davis, Delories M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
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Delories M Davis, 73, of Apple Grove, W.Va., died Monday, June 21, 2004, at her residence.
She was born May 1, 1931, in Clifton Forge, Va., daughter of the late William Nicely and Evelyn Larman Nicely.
She was retired from the Mason County Board of Education as a school bus driver. She was a member of the Ashton Baptist Church at Ashton, W.Va., the Women's Fellowship of the Ashton Baptist Church and the Royal Order of Eastern Star at Buffalo, W.Va.
She is survived by her husband, James E Davis of Ashton; a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Linda Davis of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; daughters and sons-in-law, Dee and Darrell Stover of Henderson, W.Va., Loretta and Randy Fuls of Fremont, Ohio, and Karla and Gene Blankenship of Circleville, Ohio; and grandchildren, Jacob Powers, Garret Blankenship, Travis Davis, Shayla Davis, Morgan Davis, Aimee Stover Stein, Cameron Stover, AJ Blankenship and Kelcie Blankenship.
She is also survived by a sister, Phyllis Clark of Clifton Forge; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Darius and Helen Nicely of Hopewell, Va., Wayman and Faye Nicely of Nashville, Tenn., and Garland and Darlene Nicely of Virginia Beach, Va.
Services will be 1 pm Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the Ashton Baptist Church in Ashton, W.Va. Friends may call at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant from 5 to 9 pm Wednesday, June 23, 2004, and at the church one hour prior to services on Thursday.
Please visit deal-fh@charter.net to send e-mail condolences to the family.

DeWeese, Ora Cain
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, January 13, 2003
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Ora Cain DeWeese, 93, of Point Pleasant, W. Va., passed away Sunday morning, January 11, 2004, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant.
She was a homemaker, and had worked at Quality Manufacturing and the Sylvania Plant in Point Pleasant. She had also attended the Gospel Tabernacle in Point Pleasant.
She was born July 20, 1910, in Leon, W. Va., daughter of the late Homer and Deborah Cain Pickens.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray DeWeese; three sons, Cecil, Nathan and Earl DeWeese; two brothers, Mark and Hasil Pickens; a grandson, Gary DeWeese; and three sisters, Flossie, Cora and Alme.
She is survived by four sons, Basil DeWeese, Bill DeWeese, Jim DeWeese, and Roger DeWeese; two daughters, Wavy Ann Swink and Doris May Roseberry ; 35 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; 59 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous step children and stepgrandchildren.
Services will be 1 pm Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, in the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home at Point Pleasant, with the Rev Sharon Carr officiating. Burial will follow at the Kirkland Memorial Gardens, near Point Pleasant. Visitation will be held in the funeral home from 6 to 9 pm Tuesday, January 13, 2004.

Estep, Harry L Sr.
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
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Harry Lewis Estep Sr., 56, of Mason, W. Va., died at his residence Jan. 13, 2004. He was born Jan. 3, 1948, to the late William Estep and the late Mary Young Estep.
Among the surviving relatives are his wife Jean Estep of Mason, and his son Harry Estep Jr. of Mason.
A graveside funeral service will be 32 pm Thursday, Jan 15, 2004, at Circle Cemetery with the Rev Sam Anderson officiating.
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.andersonfh.com.

Farestad, Grace Mae
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, June 30, 2004
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On Dec 13, 2002, God sent one of his most precious little angels (Gracie) to be born to Tryg and Jennifer Farestad II of Sewell, N.J.
On June 22, 2004, God took little Gracie back to her home in Heaven. She was only with us 18 months, but brought so much love and happiness in our lives.
Gracie is survived by her parents; her brother, Tryg Farestad II; a sister, Greta Farestad; her aunt, Sheri Vergilio of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; grandparents, Joseph and Cathy Mayes McClelland of Monroeville, N.J., and Tryg and Sara Farestad of Richwood, N.J.; great-grandparents, Michael Vergilio of New Jersey, Darrell Roberts of Henderson, W.Va., and June Roberts of Point Pleasant; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandmother, Violet Vergilio.
Services were held Friday, June 25, 2004, at the Smith Funeral Home in Mantua, N.J.

Finalyson, Elizabeth J
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
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Elizabeth J Finalyson, 81, died Sunday, June 14, 2004, in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
She was born in Omaha, Neb., raised her children in Liverpool, N.Y., and retired in 1986 to St Augustine, Fla.
The family is having a private service in Florida.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Donald V Finalyson; her two daughters, Susan Leonard and her husband Charles of Clay, N.Y., and Sandra Corbin and her husband Michael of Point Pleasant; a son, Lawrence Coe and his wife Michele of Palm Coast, Fla.; five grandchildren, Brandon Leonard, Michael Cassell, Kaitlynn Corbin, Kelly Coe and Christina Coe; and her beloved sister, Roxie Arnot and her husband Larry of Duarte, Calif.
Memorial donations may be made to Northeast Florida Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32257-6030, and Pleasant Valley Hospice, 1001 Viand Street, Point Pleasant, W.Va. 25550-1242.
Local arrangements are under the direction of the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.

Flora, Ella Edith
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, July 3, 2004
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Ella Edith Flora, 90, of Southside, W.Va., died Friday, July 2, 2004, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
She was born April 16, 1914, in Wayne County, W.Va., to the late Willard and Stella Mariah Bench Clagg.
Edith was a homemaker and loved to quilt. She attended the Gospel Tabernacle Church of Point Pleasant.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert E Flora Sr.; two daughters, Peggy Ferguson and Wilma Copley; a son, Delbert "Sonny Boy" Flora; two granddaughters, Sandra Isenberg and Nanette Stewart; a grandson, Mark Ward; five brothers, Raymond, Luther, Walter, Charles and Daniel Clagg; and four sisters, Mabel Ballangee, Della Moore, Vena Mosco and Virginia Lewis.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and Glen Ward of Point Pleasant, Virginia and Charles Glass of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Pauline and Donald Stewart of Huntington, W.Va.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bert and Lucy Flora, and Teddy and Maxine Flora, all of Southside, and George and Frances Farley of Pontotoc, Miss.; and 25 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 pm Monday, July 5, 2004, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with the Rev Harry Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Hill Cemetery at Southside. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Sunday, July 4, 2004.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gospel Tabernacle Church, in care of Bert Flora, 169 Pond Branch Road, Southside, W.Va. 25187.

 

Mason County Obituaries

2004-2005 Copyright and Maintained by Suzie Crump

Last update: May 27, 2005