2004 Mason County Obits


Hancock, Vera E
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
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Vera E (White) Hancock, 74, of Letart, W.Va., died June 20, 2004, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Vera was a homemaker and a member of the St Joseph Catholic Church in Mason, W.Va.
Born Dec 13, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pa., she was a daughter of the late James White and the late Margaret Agnes (Reinert) White.
She is survived by three daughters and two son-in-law, Brenda and Robert Brown of Letart, Katherine and Dewayne Sayre of Point Pleasant, and Wanda Kearns of Port St Lucie, Fla.; one son, Joseph Hancock of Summersville, W.Va.,; six grandchildren, Renee (Matthew) Putney, Charity Brown, Kortney Brown (Friend Pete Engles), Shirael (Richard) Johnson, James "Jamie" (Brandi) Connolly, and Elizabeth LePort; and great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Nicholas LePort, Tyler and Skyler Putney, and Brandon Connolly.
Also surviving are a sister, Margurite Gallagher of Franklinville, N.J., and her step-mother, Josie White of Bradenton, Fla.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodford "Tom" Hancock in 1999; tow sisters, Kathleen Barbour and Dorothy White; and two brothers, Richard White and James White.
Funeral services will be 2 pm Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason, W.Va., with Father Regis Schlick officiating. Burial will follow in Letart Evergreen Cemetery, Letart. Visitation will be from noon to 2 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Hanks, Cubby
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, January 16, 2004
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Chubby Hanks, 69, of Southside, W. Va., died peacefully at home Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004.
He was born Feb 21, 1934, in Emporia, Kan, to the late Joseph and Evelyn Stratton Hanks.
Mr. Hanks was a retired manager o Standard Truck Stop in Kansas. He was a member of the White Oak Baptist Church and DAV. He was a U S Army veteran.
He is also survived by his wife, Kathy Gill Hanks, whom he married June 11, 2000; children, Crystal (Carl) Wray of Elkhart, Ind., Kenneth Hanks of Breck, N.J., Butch Hanks of Iowa, Richard (Jennifer) Hanks and Tammy (Mark) Herskowiesz, both of Wakeeney, Kan., Glen (Scottie) Lacy and Vonda (Derby) Keever, both of Ellis, Kan., Mandy Boster of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Luke Boster and Bridgette (John) Hall of Letart, W. Va.
He is also survived by 24 grandchildren; two sisters, Lavina (Gene) Hurst of Kansas, and Millie (Kenny) Jacot of Washington; and a brother, Joe Hanks of Nevada.
Mr. Hanks was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Blanch Robinson; a brother, Jim Hanks; a daughter, Connie Bryan; and a grandson; Charles Vincent Hanks.
Services will be 2 pm Sunday, Jan 18, 2004, in the Willis Funeral Home at Gallipolis, with the Rev Carl Ward officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 pm Sunday, Jan 18, 2004, until the time of the service.
There will be a flag presentation by volunteers from area veterans lodges.
Pallbearers will be Mike Stanley, Mike Elkins, Gregg Stalnaker, Joey Brown, Dale Workman and Roger Glassburn.
Pleas visit www.willisfuneralhome.com for e-mail condolences.

Henry, Charles 'Maxie'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, June 5, 2004
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Charles "Maxie" Henry, 82, of Ballipolis Ferry, died Friday, June 4, 2004 in St Mary's Hospital, Huntington.
Born November 11, 1921 in Gallipolis Ferry, son of the late George Robert and Sylvian Susan Price Henry, he was a WWII veteran and a retired fitter from American Car Foundry in Huntington.
He was also a member of Mt Carmel Church and a member of American Legion Post #23 in Point Pleasant.
Henry is survived by his wife, Reckie Ann Henry of Gallipolis Ferry; three sons, George (Ruth) Henry, Chuck (Vickie) Henry, and Randy Henry, all of Gallipolis Ferry; one daughter, Cathy (James) Meek, also of Gallipolis Ferry; two brothers, Norman (Nancy) Henry of Gallipolis, Oh., and Paul (Phyllis) Henry of Southshore, Ky.; grandchildren, Jessica Mae Henry and her special friend, Frankie Chapman, Crystal Nicole Henry, Carrie Dawn Henry, and Renee Ann Meek.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert and Donald Henry; sister Mollie Mae Logan and an infant sister, Margaret Henry.
Visitation will be 4-7 pm Sunday at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.
Services will be 1 pm Monday at Pleasant Ridge Church, Gallipolis Ferry, with Pastor Marshall Bonecutter officiating.
Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with full military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post #23.
The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services.

Higginbotham, Johnathon D
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, June 5, 2004
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Johnathon D Higginbotham, 17, of Pliny, W.Va., died Thursday, June 3, 2004.
He was a junior at Buffalo High School and a member of the boys basketball team.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Herman Otho and Geraldine Higginbotham.
Surviving are his mother and her fiancé, Vallery Higginbotham and Jim Withrow of Winfield, W.Va.; his father and stepmother, John and Vanessa Higginbotham of Pliny; maternal grandparents, Emanuel and Betty Wears of Apple Grove, W.Va.; step-grandparents, Hillis and Dorothy Riddle of Eleanor, W.Va.; a sister, Leandra Higginbotham of Eleanor; a niece, Alisa Jane, and a nephew, Chazz Dylan Grady, both of Eleanor; a stepbrother, Nathaniel Arthur of Milton, W.Va.; and a stepsister, Tia Arthur of Pliny.
Johnathon is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of family and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Sunday, June 6, 2004, at Buffalo High School, with the Rev Marlin Campbell and Coach Chuck Elkins officiating. Burial will follow in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House, W.Va. Friends may call from 5 to 8 pm Saturday, June 5, 2004, at the Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, W.Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Buffalo High School Basketball Team, 3317 Buffalo Road, Buffalo, W.Va. 25033.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Gatens-Harding Funeral Home at Poca.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family by visiting www.gatensharding.com.

Hoffman, John F
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
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John F Hoffman, 80, of Lexington, Ky., formerly of New Haven, W.Va., husband of Wilma Omagene Thomas Hoffman for 57 years, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2004. Born in Mason County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Charles Frederic and Stacy Foster Hoffman.
John attended Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, majoring in chemistry. He was a Master Sergeant during World War II for the US Army as will as a Captain during the Korean Conflict. In 1955, he began his career as a chemist with the Foote Mineral Company and upon his retirement as chief chemist in 1986, he was a consultant at a Calvert City, Ky., alloy plant.
He was a former member of the South Parkersburg United Methodist Church where he sang with the Servants Quartet, a member of the New Haven United Methodist Church, New Haven, where he served as youth choir director for many years, and he was a member of the 1092nd Engineer Combat Battalion in Parkersburg, W.Va. He was past Master Mason of Masonic Lodge #169 AF&AM, Parkersburg, where he was a 50-year member.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Kay (Tom) Kennedy of Cary, N.C., and Mrs. Christine (Emmett) Mays of Lexington; a sister, Mrs. Blanche (Paul) Brown of Parkersburg; and four grandchildren, Michael Brandon Mays and Scott Alan Mays, both of Lexington, Stacy Lynne Kennedy and Keith Alan Kennedy, both of Cary.
Funeral services will be 10 am Saturday, June 19, 2004, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in Parkersburg. Burial will follow in the Evergreen South Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 9 pm Friday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be members of the Masonic Lodge #169 AF&AM. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Michael, Scott and Keith.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St Joseph Hospital Building Fund, One St Joseph Dr, Lexington, KY 40504.

Jordan, James L 'Jim' Sr.
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, June 4, 2004
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James "Jim" L Jordan Sr., 72, of Route 1, Mount Alto, W.Va., died Wednesday afternoon, June 2, 2004, at his home.
He was a retired maintenance superintendent of 34 years at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
He was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle in Mount Alto and a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He was born March 19, 1932, in Parkersburg, W.Va., son of the late Clyde Franklin and Martha Myrtle Morgan Jordan.
He is survived by a daughter, Cindy Jordan of Point Pleasant; three sons and a daughter-in-law, James L Jordan Jr. and Clyde "Bo" Jordan, both of Mount Alto, and Timothy A and Cheryl Jordan of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Mavis Weaver of Mount Alto; a brother, Milford Jordan of Mount Alto; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.
Services will be 1 pm Saturday, June 5, 2004, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with the Rev Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery at Cottageville, W.Va. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, June 4, 2004, from 7 until 9 pm.
Those wishing may e-mail condolences to the family at crowhussell@charter.net.

Lieving, Hazel J
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, June 7, 2004
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Hazel J Lieving, 96, of Mason, W.Va., passed away Sunday, June 6, 2004, at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born June 7, 1907, in Mason, daughter of the late Jess O Heaton and Hester Adams Heaton.
She was a homemaker, and a member of the Mason United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hervin Lieving, to whom she was married for 76 years. He passed away on June 2, 2001.
She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Patricia Louise Lieving; brothers, Roy Heaton, Willis Heaton and Kenneth Heaton; and two sisters, Maxine Washington and Hester Mees.
She is survived by a son, Raymond C Lieving of West Columbia, W.Va.; and daughters and sons-in-law, Peachie and Paul Roush of Daleville, Va., and Peggy and Paul Harbrecht of Point Pleasant, W.Va.
She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Cindi (Roush) and Jim Perry of Poquoson, Va., Lori (Roush) and Larry Peal of Covington, Va., Greg and Diane Roush of Marietta, Ohio, Mark and Pamela Roush of Winter Park, Fla., Sheila and Ralph Roush, Jane Zirkle and Mike and Holly Lieving, all of New Haven, W.Va., Judy Lieving of Ripley, W.Va., Sue and Jim Gumm of Pickerington, Ohio, and Jeff and Dee Harbrecht, Jill (Harbrecht) and Paul Maynard, Joe and Robin Harbrecht, and Jan Byer, all of Point Pleasant; 28 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 11 am Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at Kirkland Memorial Gardens near Point Pleasant, with the Rev Sam Cale IV officiating. Friends may call at the
Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason from 10 to 11 am Tuesday, June 8, 2004.

Love, Thelma Marie
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, February 23, 2004
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Thelma Marie (Grady) Love, 88, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., died Saturday evening, Feb. 21, 2004, at Scenic Hills Nursing Home in Bidwell, Ohio. She was a retired river cook with American Electric Power and had worked at Mason Furniture for 25 years. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church in Southside, W.Va.
Born June 8, 1915, in Mason County, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Emett and Garnet (Bechtle) Grady.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Love; a son, William "Billy" Love; and a brother, George Love Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Anna Ruth Nibert of Gallipolis Ferry; her grandson, Mike (Kathy) Nibert and great-granddaughter Jessica Nibert; a brother, Worthy Love of Southside; and four sisters, Margie Meadows of Henderson, W.Va., and Jackie Keaton, Marie Bowling, and Geraldine Ridgeway, all of Canton, Ohio.
Funeral service will be 2 pm Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va., with the Rev. Jack Adkins and the Rev. Fred McCallister officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 pm Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at the funeral home.
Those who wish to express condolences by e-mail may send them to crowhussell@charter.net.


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