2004 Mason County Obits M-R

 

Manley, Kathleen Gladys
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, June 4, 2004
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MIDDLEPORT, Ohio - Kathleen Gladys Hawley Manley, 83, of Middleport, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at her residence.
She was born Oct 25, 1920, in Cheshire, Ohio, daughter of the late James and Sparkle Frazier Hawley.
She was a homemaker, and a Gold Star Mother Post No. 128 of the American Legion. She attended the Hillside Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R Manley; son, Ronald Manley; grandson, Donald Hood; sisters, Helen Farley, Audrey Hawley and Georgia Pullins; and brothers, Ernest Halley, Norman Hawley, James Hawley, Delmar Hawley and Richard Hawley.
She is survived by a son, Kenneth (Renee) Manley of Arlington Heights, Ill.; daughters, Donna Jean (Arthur) Hood of Middleport, and Pam (Ernie) Roush of New Haven, W.Va.; grandsons, Steve Hood of Middleport, Jeremy Roush of New Haven, Jason Roush of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Ronald and Randal Manley of Illinois; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; a sister, Bonnie Ebersbach of Middleport; and brothers, John Hawley of Pomeroy, Ohio, and Frank Hawley of Columbus, Ohio.
Services will be 2 pm Saturday, June 5, 2004, at the Hillside Baptist Church on Ohio Route 143, Pomeroy, with Pastor James R Acree Sr and the Rev Steve Little officiating. Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery at Cheshire, Ohio. Friends may call at the Acree Funeral Home in Middleport from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Friday, June 4, 2004

Mayes, Mary E
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, January 2, 2004
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Mary Ella Mayes, 70, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, died Tuesday, December 30, 2003, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
She was retired as a nurses aide from Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.
Born January 11, 1933, in Harriman, Tennessee, she was a daughter of the late Kermit H and Ruth V Ford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert E Mayes.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Tim and Patty Mayes of Point Pleasant, and Mark and Jayha Mayes of Letart, West Virginia; three daughters and two sons-in-laws, Sara Pearson, Michelle L Holcomb and Scott Patterson, all of Point Pleasant, and Bridgett and Larry Howell of Gallipolis; grandchildren Benji Frye, Prudence and Candace Mayes, Shawn and Katelynn Henry, and Brittany and Emily Holcomb; and great-grandchildren Jocee and Dawson Frye, Olivia, Hayley and Nathaniel Mayes, and Ashley Clark.
Also surviving are two brothers and sister-in-law, Jack and Joan Ford of Bristol, Tennessee, and Joe and Randa Ford of Merritt Island, Florida; a sister and brother-in-law, Patsy ad John Allinder of St Albans, West Virginia; and special friends Corrinne Weethee and Ruth O'Brien, both of Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia.
Memorial service will be 11 am Saturday, January 3, 2004, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Pastors William and Zenobia Smith officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. There will be no public visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Deal Funeral Home.
Those who wish to express condolences to the family by e-mail may do so at deal_fh@charter.net.

McDaniel, William H
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, January 2, 2004
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William H McDaniel, 76, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, left St Mary's Medical Center Wednesday, December 31, 2003, to be with his Lord. He was born December 26, 1927, in Barboursville, West Virginia, a son of the late H. Ray and Myrtle (Lewis) McDaniel.
In his early ministry for the Lord, Bill sang in several gospel quartets in the tri-state area. Later in his ministry, he pastured several Baptist churches in Mason County, West Virginia. He loved working for the Lord and helping those in need.
Bill retired from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, West Virginia. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of IOOF #64 Lodge in Huntington, West Virginia, and the American Legion Post #24, Point Pleasant. He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Cindy Davis; and a nephew, Chuckie Thacker.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Betty McDaniel of Point Pleasant; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Kay and Barry Cox of Springfield, Virginia, and Denise Karen and Carl White of Alpharetta, Georgia; three grandsons, Tim Cox of Springfield and Daniel and David White of Alpharetta; and two granddaughters, Caitlin Ruth White of Alpharetta and Kimberly Dawn Bays and her husband Nick of Monroe, Ohio.
Also surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Tommy Kay of Chesapeake, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins; one aunt, Thelma Collins; and special cousin Butch Peyton.
Funeral service will be 2 pm Sunday, January 4, 2004, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Dr Richard Sargent, and long time friend the Rev. Jack Barker officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Friends may call 6-9 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

McDaniel, William H
Email, Friday, January 2, 2004
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
December 31, 2003

William H. McDaniel, 76, of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, left St. Mary's Medical Center Wednesday, December 31, 2003, to be with his Lord. He was born December 26, 1927, in Barboursville, West Virginia, a son of the late H. Ray and Myrtle (Lewis) McDaniel.
In his early ministry for the Lord, Bill sang in several gospel quartets in the tri-state area. Later in his ministry, he pastored several Baptist churches in Mason County, West Virginia. He loved working for the Lord and helping those in need.
Bill retired from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, West Virginia. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of IOOF #64 Lodge in Huntington, West Virginia, and the American Legion Post #24, Point Pleasant. He was a member of Main Street Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Cindy Davis; and a nephew, Chuckie Thacker.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Betty McDaniel of Point Pleasant; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Kay and Barry Cox of Springfield, Virginia, and Denise Karen and Carl White of Alpharetta, Georgia; three grandsons, Tim Cox of Springfield and Daniel and David White of Alpharetta; and two granddaughters, Caitlin Ruth White of Alpharetta and Kimberly Dawn Bays and her husband Nick of Monroe, Ohio.
Also surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Tommy Kay of Chesapeake, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins; one aunt, Thelma Collins; and special cousin Butch Peyton.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2004, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Dr. Richard Sargent, and long-time friend the Rev. Jack Barker officiating. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Notice entered Friday, January 02, 2004.

Miller, Mary Lou Meadows
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, April 30, 2004
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Mary Lou Meadows Miller, 76, of Charlotte, N.C., died Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at CMC-Mercy Hospital in Charlotte.
Miller who was born April 28, 1927, in Henderson, W.Va., was a daughter of the late Wert Alonzo Meadows and Reba Kathryn Stanley Meadows.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Wert Meadows Jr. and Jack Meadows.
She is survived by her daughter, Roxanne McKinney of Charlotte; two sons, Richard Miller of Oakland, Calif., and Randy Miller of Columbus; and two grandsons, Jeff Watson and Will Moore, both of Charlotte. Also surviving are three sisters, Christine Cariola and Jean Steiger, both of Northbrook, Ill., and Margaret Oslund of Round Lake Beach, Ill.
Funeral services were held in Charleston, S.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice at Charlotte, 1420 E 7th St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204

Moore, Kenneth
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, June 25, 2004
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Kenneth Moore, born Oct. 29, 1925 in Columbus, Ohio, to Claude and Mary, passed into the hands of the Lord on the morning of Wednesday, May 26, 2004.
A beloved husband and father, he is survived by his wife, Sofia; sons, Edward Michael (Mary) and Kenneth Brian; stepdaughters, Sharon and Sheree Lavens; grandchildren, Renee, Corey and Erin; niece, Gaye Gill; and several other nieces and nephews.
As a young man, Kenneth grew up in Point Pleasant, W.Va. He attended Point Pleasant High School, where he excelled in sports, starring in football and basketball.
His education was interrupted with his enlistment in the Navy in May of 1944. He served his country two years during World War II. He saw combat in Okinawa. After discharge from the service, Kenneth returned to Point Pleasant to complete high school as a member of the class of 1947. He was unanimously elected president of his graduating class.
Upon completion of high school, Kenneth was accepted to West Virginia Technical College on a full football scholarship. After graduating from college, Kenneth re-enlisted in the military, joining the United States Air Force, where he fulfilled his true dream of becoming a pilot.
Of note, his nine years in the Air Force included in service in the Korean War as a top secret courier. Capt. Moore was honorable discharged in June of 1961.
After military service, Kenneth returned to the Point Pleasant area and taught health and physical education at Point Pleasant Junior High. He devoted his time coaching basketball, football and baseball, and was an inspiration to the youth of the community.
Bowie, Md., because Kenneth's place of residence in 1966, where he lived a fruitful life raising his three sons, his greatest source of pride. In 1977, Kenneth retired to Scottsdale, Ariz., where he enjoyed the beautiful sunshine and warm climate where his leisure included tennis and golf.
There he also met Sofia Lavens, the love of his life, whom he married in 1996, also gaining two wonderful stepdaughters. In this last period of his life, Ken always seemed to have a smile on his face - the love and joy he shared with all of his family was unsurpassed.
He will be greatly missed.
Kenneth's life was celebrated at 9 am, Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at Mortensen Kings Funeral Center in Phoenix, Ariz. He was laid to rest at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.

Neville, Linda Jane
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, February 3, 2004
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After a gallant and courageous battle with cancer, Linda Jane Neville, 54, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., loving sister, aunt and great friend, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at her home, surrounded by her family.
Linda was born Aug. 10, 1949, in Mason County, W.Va., to the late Grover Morgan and Garnette Roberts Neville.
Linda was a special aunt that loved her nieces, nephews and all other children that she cared for throughout her life.
Linda attended the Faith Gospel Church of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va. She spent much of her time volunteering at church and in her community. Linda will be sadly missed by close friends Gail Wilson, Marguerite Durst and Donna Richmond.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents; aunts, Arna Roberts and Evelyn Hartley; brother-in-law, Louie McCormick; and great-nephew, Kristopher Ray Kelly.
She will be deeply missed by her beloved family, which survives; Francis and Garnett Louise Wright of Gallipolis Ferry Jim and Jan Neville of Leon, W.Va., Charles and Nancy Chapman of New Rome, Ohio, Mike and Donna McKean of Point Pleasant, Larry Scott and Barbara Hill of Point Pleasant, Earl Bruce and Mary Darst of Leon, Patty McCormick of New Rome, and Randy and Barb Buttrick of Columbus, Ohio.
She is also survived by nieces and nephews and friends; David Neville of Eufaula, Okla., John, Tammy, Joshua, Matthew, David and Thomas Wright of Grove City, Ohio, Jenny Neville of Baltimore, Md., Chuckie, Mason, Jacob and Kasey Chapman of New Rome, James, Cathy, Amy and James P Neville of Chillicothe, Ohio, Michael, Joyce, Michael O and Morgan Halter of Columbus, Rob, Alisa, Justus and Trevor Gibbs of Columbus; Adam and AJ Kroll of Blacksburg, Va., Richie Plants of Henderson, W.Va., Starr, Tara, Jordan and Trenton Trevenin of Point Pleasant, Chris, Wilma, Gabby, and Tommy Bright of Southside, W.Va., David and Becky Hill of Henderson, Troy Hill of Point Pleasant, Joshua Darst of Point Pleasant, Ashley Hollingshead of Columbus, Erin Darst of Leon, Alex Neville of Columbus, Jessica Lathey of Baltimore, and Timmy Buttrick of Columbus.
Services will be 1 pm Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Bud Richmond officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Cemetery at Flatrock, W.Va. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 pm Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004.
Please visit deal_fh@charter.net to send e-mail condolences to the family.

Newell, Densil 'Dean'
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
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Densil "Dean" Newell, 75, of Mason, W. Va., died Sunday, January 11, 2004, in Pleasant Valley Hospital at Point Pleasant, W. Va.
He was born April 26, 1928, in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late Clarence O Newell and Alva Stewart Newell.
He retired after 33 years as a pipefitter from Kaiser Aluminum Corp. in Ravenswood, W. Va.
He was a U S Army veteran of World War II, chaplain and lifetime member of Stewart-Johnson Post No. 9926 of the VFW, a lifetime member of the Smith-Capehart Post No. 140 of the American Legion, a member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry at Huntington, W. Va., and a Master Mason of Clifton Lodge No. 23.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Martha Newell of Mason; a son and daughter-in-law, Homer and Tammy Newell of Hartford, W. Va.; grandchildren, Kevin Newell, Rachel Newell, and her fiancé, Adam Fields; a step-grandson, Adam Roush; a brother, Donald Newell of Clifton, W. Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Newell; sisters, Nina Dailey, Wilma Scarberry and Sharon Newell; and brothers, Clarence "Buck" Newell and Robert Michael Newell.
Services will be 1 pm Thursday, Jan 15, 2004, in the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home at Mason, with Pastor Mike Finnicum officiating. Burial will follow in the Graham Cemetery at New Haven, W. Va. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 pm Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post No. 9926 and American Legion Post No. 140.
E-Mail condolences can be sent to foglesongrucker@hotmail.com.

Noble, Logan M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
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Logan Michael Noble of Letart, West Virginia, passed away at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio, January 12, 2004. He was the son of Chris and Michelle Noble of Letart.
In addition to his parents, Logan is survived by his twin sister Lauren Madison Noble; maternal grandparents Jin and Mary Gress of New Haven, West Virginia; his great-grandmother Thelma Gress of New Haven; paternal grandparents Larry and Jody Noble of Mason, West Virginia; his great-grandmother BettyLish of Mason; his great-grandfather Homer Noble of Mason; aunts and uncles Dr Todd and Shannon Gress of Hurricane, West Virginia, and Jeff and Lana Noble of Pomeroy, Ohio; and cousins Garrett Gress and Marissa Noble.
Logan was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Bill Gress, Opal and Wilbur Webb, Virginia Mamie Noble, and Joseph Lish; and a cousin, Lydia Paige Gress.
A private, family funeral service will be conducted under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, New Haven.
Those who wish to express condolences to the family by e-mail may do so by visiting www.andersonfh.com.

Noble, Mildred E
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, January 2, 2004
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Mildred E Noble, 91, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2004, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
Complete arrangements will be announced by the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Parsons, Paul Dean III
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, July 3, 2004
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Paul Dean Parsons III, 69, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., passed away at 8:49 am Thursday, July 1, 2004, at his residence.
He was born March 30, 1935, in Shade, Ohio, son of the late Paul D Parsons Jr. and Dorothy Dandakis Parsons.
Paul was a former Gallia County, Ohio, deputy sheriff and a former corrections officer with the State of Ohio Department of Corrections. He served as a police officer in Florida, and in later years, was employed by the Ohio River Co. and trained Greyhound racing dogs.
He was a veteran of the US Marine Corps. He attended the New Life Victory Center Church.
He is survived by his children, Pepe Parsons of Pacifica, Calif., Amber Parsons of Ashland, Ky., Vicki (Gene) Ellis of Gallipolis, Ohio, Cathy (George) Hereford of Southside, W.Va., and Regina (Craig) Mainwaring of Coolville, Ohio; and his grandchildren, Rylee Kate Parsons, Kobe Michael Perry, Lanny Tyree Jr., Jennifer (Shannon) Hanning, Benjamin "BJ" Hoffner, Richard Ellis, Scott Harrison, Maria (Colan) Patterson, Chris Walraven and Ritchie Walraven.
He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Quinten Hanning, Ethan Hanning, Casey Tyree, Andrew Tyree, Joseph Kidwell Jr., Jessica Kidwell, Ashley Delgado, Laura Delagdo, Brittney Wilcox, Paul Wilcox and Brenda Wilcox; an aunt, Pearl Russell of Racine, Ohio; and a cousin, Walter Jones of Athens, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Carter Parsons, in June 1994; and by a stepson, Ronnie Harrison.
Services will be 11 am Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel in Gallipolis, with Pastor Doug McGhee officiating. Interment will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens at Gallipolis. Friends may call at the chapel from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, July 6, 2004.

Peck, Homer D
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, February 4, 2004
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Homer Donald Peck, 56, Leon, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at the home of his caregiver.
Arrangements will be announced by the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home.

Peck, Homer Donald
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Thursday, February 5, 2004
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Homer Donald Peck, 56, of Leon, W.Va., died Tuesday morning, Feb. 3, 2004, at the home of his caregiver, Mary Peck, in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
He was born Feb. 23, 1947, in Leon, son of Hazel E Thomas Peck of Leon, and the late Homer Peck.
He retired from Shell Chemical Co. after 31 years as a chemical operator. He was a member of the Point Pleasant Gun Club. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, where he served as a sergeant with the Big Red Unit.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles A and Keith E Peck; and a sister, Ruth W Thomas.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Tonya Peck of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Donald Shreve of Amanda, Ohio; two sisters, Eleanor Y Keefer of Leon, and Frances Cantrell of South Charleston, W.Va.; and four brothers, Steve D Peck of Mobile, Ala., and Larry W Peck, Roger L Peck and Michael "Mike" K Peck, all of Leon.
He is also survived by five grandchildren, Dalton, Shreve, Cynthia Peck, Alisha Hensley, and Heather and Justin Peck; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1 pm Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at the Peck Family Cemetery on Debbie Road (Ten Mile) at Leon, with Robert L Patterson II officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be held in the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home at Point Pleasant, from 6 to 9 pm Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004.
Those wishing may e-mail condolences to the family at crowhussell@charter.net.

Pyles, Coralea Bonecutter
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
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Coralea Bonecutter Pyles, 58, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., died Saturday, June 19, 2004 at her residence.
She was born Feb 26, 1946, in Gallipolis Ferry, to the late Robert E and Dorothy Likens Bonecutter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Coralea was a born again Christian, mother and homemaker. She attended the Lewis Memorial Church in Barboursville, W.Va.
She is survived by her husband, Fredrick Pyles of Gallipolis Ferry; a daughter, Natalie Lynn Pyles of Gallipolis Ferry; and a son, Ashley Alan Pyles of Gallipolis Ferry.
She is also survived by four sisters and brothers-in-law, JoAnn Jones of Gallipolis Ferry, Barbara and Bob Chapman of Calabash, N.C., Diana and Bernie Riddle of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Cathy Simpkins of Galloway, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Beth Bonecutter of Point Pleasant; her mother-in-law and stepfather-in-law, Virginia and Woody Long of Gallipolis Ferry; two brothers-in-law and their wives, David and Connie Pyles and Bobby and Marybeth Pyles of Gallipolis Ferry; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation and the family requests that flowers be omitted.
Graveside services will be 11 am Thursday, June 24, 2004, at the Beale Cemetery at Apple Grove, W.Va., with the Rev Don McMillan officiating. Burial will follow at the cemetery.
The Wilcoxen Funeral Home of Point Pleasant is in charge of arrangements

Rood, Paul L
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Paul L Rood, 88, passed these earthly bonds on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004. Paul was born at Longdale, W.Va., near Letart, on Sept. 7, 1915.
He attended school in Athens, Ohio; Taylor-Alderdice in Pittsburgh, Central in Columbus, and graduated from Wahama High School. He served in World War II on Okinawa, after being drafted while working at Ohio Bell. He joined the postal service after the war and became postmaster at Westerville, Ohio, after serving many years in the postal service on the Pittsburgh, Columbus, and St Louis, Pennsylvania RR route. He then became clerk-in-charge of the highway post office between Columbus and Detroit. He retired in 1968.
Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, LaVera; and a brother, Gerald B Rood.
Paul and LaVera were members of the Worthington Christian Church.
He is survived by his sons, Larry E (Connie) Rood, Gordon V (Barbara) Rood, and William H Rood; grandsons Anthony (Theresa) Rood, Troy William Rood, and Tad C Rood; granddaughters Lara (Chris) Foster and Amber L Rood; great grandsons Adam L Rood, Jordan A Rood, Christopher C Foster, and Blaize C Foster; sisters Kathleen (Bob) Steele and Ruth Forsythe.
Funeral service will be 10:30 am Monday, March 1, 2004, at the Hill Funeral Home, 220 S State St., Westerville. Friends may call 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Glen Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.

Roof, Evelyn Louise
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Monday, February 23, 2004
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Evelyn Louise Roof, 80, of Manhattan, Kan., passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at St. Joseph's Retirement Village in Manhattan.
She was born August 25, 1923, in Mason, W.Va., the daughter of the late Adlai S Lieving and Callie May Gilliland Lieving.
She grew up in Mason and attended the local schools. She was valedictorian of her 1941 graduating class at Wahama High School. She later attended the West Virginia Mountain State School in Parkersburg, W.Va.
During World War II, Mrs. Roof worked at several plants and military posts in West Virginia and Ohio, aiding the war effort.
Surviving are her husband, Donald B Roof of Manhattan; a son, Geoffrey B Roof and his wife, Deborah of Grant's Pass, Ore.; a stepdaughter, Donna M Skinner and her husband, Eugene of Davis Calif.' A brother, Robert Lieving of Huntington, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral service will be 10 am Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home in Manhattan. Graveside service will be 3 pm Tuesday at Holy Angels Cemetery, Basehor, Kan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Association in care of the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.
Those who wish to express condolences by e-mail may do so at www.irvinparkview.com.

Ross, John Henry Sr.
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, June 26, 2004
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John Henry Ross Sr., 74, of Mason, W.Va., died Friday, June 25, 2004, in Holzer Medical Center at Gallipolis, Ohio.
He was born June 11, 1930, in Mason, son of the late Herman Ross Sr. and Carrie Riffle Ross.
He was a truck driver, and served in the US Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta Ross of Mason; a daughter and her fiancé, Terry Snider and Jim Peyton of Pomeroy, Ohio; a son and his fiancé, John H Ross Jr. and Yolanda Lewis of Mason; grandchildren, Brandy (Mike) O'Neil, Alicia (Michael) Manley, John H Ross III and Troy Allen Ross; a sister and brother-in-law, Rose and Gilbert Corliss of Pomeroy; and a half-brother, Dempsey Riffle of Sunnyside, Utah.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Heman Ross Jr.; and sisters, Lillian Elliott, Gladys Riley and Opal Taylor.
A military graveside service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason from 6 to 9 pm Sunday, June 27, 2004.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.

Rottgen, Richard Dale Sr.
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Tuesday, July 6, 2004
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Richard Dale Rottgen Sr., 75, of Letart, W.Va., passed away early Sunday morning, July 4, 2004, at his residence. He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum. He was a member of the American Legion Smith-Capehart Post 140, New Haven, W.Va., and the United States Coast Guard.
Born February 22, 1929, in Lucasville, Ohio, he was a son of the late Earl and Dora (Miles) Rottgen.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn (Korab) Rottgen in 2001; a great-grandson, Matthew Newman; a brother, Ralph M Rottgen Sr.; and a sister, Shirley Southworth.
He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Adamik of Cleveland, Ohio; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Russell Rottgen of Letart, and Richard D Jr. and Tina Rottgen of Waxhaw, N.C.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Rhea Martino of Cleveland and Nellie Wright of Pomeroy, Ohio; and one brother, John Rottgen of Bradenton, Fla.
Funeral service will be 1:30 pm Thursday, July 8, 2004, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, W.Va., with the Rev George Weirick officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 pm Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at the funeral home.

Roush, Belva M
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Saturday, June 5, 2004
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Belva M Roush, 80, of Clifton, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 3, 2004, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
She was born May 8, 1924, in Clifton, daughter of the late Thurman O Young and Florence Knopp Young.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Clifton United Methodist Church, a foster grandparent at Mason Elementary School, and a member of the Mason Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Franketta Roush; and sister, Kathryn Johnson, Frances Johnson and Bess Ingels.
She is survived by a daughter, Sarah K Elias of Letart, W.Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jo and James MacKnight of West Columbia, W.Va.; grandchildren, James Daniel Elias, David H Elias, Robert W Elias, Mary Ann LaValley, Debbie Roush, Liz Rickard and Amy Carter; and 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
She is also survived by a sister, Margaret Nunn of Middleport, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1:30 pm Sunday, June 6, 2004, in the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home at Mason, W.Va. Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery at Mason. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 pm Saturday, June 5, 2004.
Pallbearers will be James MacKnight, James Daniel Elias, David H Elias, Robert W Elias, Tim Rickard and Tim Click

Roush, Joseph Howard
Point Pleasant Register, Point Pleasant, WV
Friday, July 9, 2004
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Joseph Howard Roush, 94, of Leon, W.Va., departed this life July 8, 2004, at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio, following an extended illness. He was a retired construction worker, and a World War II Army veteran. He attended Harvey Chapel Church.
Born April 7, 1910, in Leon, he was a son of the late George and Laura (Wolfingbarger) Roush.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives, Iva (Matheny) Roush and Louise Roush; five brothers, John, Eldin, Austin, Earl and Gerald; and three sisters, Emma Rollins, Madeline Gibeaut and Gladys Roush.
Surviving are his wife, Florence (Greenlee) Rollins Roush; sons and daughters-in-law, Herbert and Judy Roush of Manassas, Va., Dean and Nita Roush of Unionville, Va., and Gene and Rosa Roush of Midland, Va.; daughters and son-in-law, Cora Stephens and Epa Rollins of Letart, W.Va., Valerie Hunter of Ravenswood, W.Va., and Rebecca Maull of Parkersburg, W.Va.; three sisters, Lydia Barnette of Charleston, W.Va., and Irene Duncan and Carrie Vansicle, both of Paden City, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Frances Roush of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Mary Roush of Alabama; several stepchildren and step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 3 pm Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, W.Va., with the Rev Bob Herdman and the Rev Verlin Hart officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery, Leon. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 pm Friday at the funeral home



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