MASON COUNTY OBITS 2005

 

Michael Wind Lightfoot
New Haven, WV
February 21, 2005
Michael Wind Lightfoot, 27, formerly of New Haven, W.Va., died Jan. 10, 2005, in Lonoke, Ark., as a result of an automobile accident.
He was a cartoon artist for Image Comics in Arizona and was a member of the United States Marines.
He was born Jan. 15, 1977 in Travis County, Texas, the son of Jeffery Lightfoot and the late Susan Weaver Lightfoot.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather.
He is survived by his father and stepmother, Jeffery and Connie Lightfoot of New Haven; stepbrothers Eddie and Justin Casto of New Haven; sisters Sincerae Lightfoot of Syracuse, Ohio, and Sarah and Samantha Lightfoot of New Haven; and stepsister Latrisha Casto of New Haven.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in the Letart Falls Cemetery in Letart Falls, Ohio, with Pastor Greg Collins officiating. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Notice entered Monday, February 21, 2005.

William 'Bill' McCoy
Gallipolis Ferry, WV
February 21, 2005
William "Bill" McCoy, 77, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., died Sunday morning at his residence.
Arrangements are under the direction of Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Notice entered Monday, February 21, 2005.

Carolyn J. Miller
Point Plesant, WV
February 19, 2005
Carolyn J. Miller, 61, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.
She was a homemaker.
She was born April 28, 1943, in Nitro, W.Va., the daughter of the late Clinton and Velma Morris Clark.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Matt Miller.
She is survived by her husband Donald L. Miller of Point Pleasant; three sons, Donald (Barbara) Miller of Apple Grove, W.Va., Michael (Jennifer) Miller of Point Pleasant, and William (Lora) Miller of Colorado; one daughter, Debbie (Scott) Lee of Point Pleasant; one brother, Clinton (Linda) Clark of St. Albans, W.Va.; three sisters, Mary Jane (George) Wilkason of Texas, Susie Headricks of Texas, and Rita (Paul) Beavers of Texas; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Jack Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at the funeral home.
E-mail condolences to the family may be sent to deal_fh@charter.net.
Notice entered Monday, February 21, 2005.

Anthony Edward 'Tony' Reed
Point Pleasant, WV
February 19, 2005
Anthony Edward "Tony" Reed, 28, of St. Albans, W.Va. and formerly of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident on Interstate 64.
He was a night auditor for Holiday Inn Express Corridor G in Charleston, W.Va. He was a 1994 graduate of Point Pleasant High School and a 2003 graduate of Glenville State College.
He was born June 4, 1976, in Gallia County, Ohio, the son of Robert Edward and Martha Lynn Harmon Reed of Point Pleasant.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Robert Elliot Reed.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by maternal grandparents Walter and Helen B. Harmon of Point Pleasant; paternal grandmother, Rachael A. Reed of Glenville, W.Va.; two brothers, Brian Elliott Reed of Morgantown, W.Va. and Robert "Alex" Reed of Campbellsville, Ky.; two aunts, Lola Kay Harmon of Barboursville, W.Va. and Brenda Louise Knight of San Diego, Ca.; one uncle, Jim and Janice Collins of Glenville; and one cousin, Jaime.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Brother James Balser officiating. Burial will follow in the Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, at the funeral home.
E-mail condolences to the family may be sent to deal_fh@charter.net.
Notice entered Monday, February 21, 2005.

Wanda A. Scarberry
Point Pleasant, WV
February 19, 2005
Wanda A. Scarberry, 80, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Saturday, Feb. 19, at Scenic Hills Nursing Center in Bidwell, Ohio.
There will be no services.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.
Notice entered Monday, February 21, 2005.

Venus Lykins Ward
New Haven, WV
February 19, 2005
Venus Lykins Ward, 94, of New Haven, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
She was born Dec. 30, 1910 in Canal City, Ky., the daughter of the late William and Narissa Lykins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Frank (Mark) Ward; one son, Billy Ray Ward; one great-granddaughter, Whitnee Chapman; one brother, William Lykins; and four sisters, Flora Collins, Fairy Baily, Lilly Mae Lykins and Rama Lykins.
She is survived by one granddaughter, Misti (John) Chapman of Point Pleasant; one grandson, William Mark (Annette) Ward of Gallipolis, Ohio; two step-granddaughters, Darla Niday of Gallipolis and Diane (Jack) Levine of Illinois; one great-grandson, Austin Chapman; one great-granddaughter, Jessica ward; step-great-grandchildren Tyler Merola, Nichlas Merola, Brittany Merola, Dell Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Joann Clevenger officiating. There will be no visitation, honoring Venus' request.
For more information, visit www.andersonfh.com.
Notice entered Monday, February 21, 2005.

Ernest Earl 'Bud' Lantz
Baltimore, MD
February 21, 2005
Ernest Earl (Bud) Lantz, 83, of Baltimore, Md., went to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va., as a result of the injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was a founding member of the Ellamore Volunteer Fire Department. He was retired from the Department of Natural Resources, having worked in Parks and Recreation with 23 years of service. As a member of the 8th Air Force, 385th Bomber Group, Ernest served with honor and distinction, successfully piloting his B17 on 35 missions over France and Germany during World War II. His family and closest friends will always regard him as one of the many heroes who have preserved our freedom with their selfless service to our country. He also was a member of the Gertrude Chapel United Methodist Church.
He was born May 29, 1921, in Lantz, W.Va., the son of the late Elam and Fannie Elbon Lantz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Teter and Wanda Lantz.
He was united in marriage on Jan. 20, 1982, to Janice Evans Lantz, who survives. He is also survived by daughters, Jean Shon (Robert) Jones of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., Fran (Lee) McCalla of Lecanto, Fla., and Patricia (Ray) Eckes of Roanoke, W.Va.; sons, Burton (Jan) Booth and Bruce (Michell) Booth, both of Ellamore, W.Va.; grandchildren, Rod and Judy Bloomer of Citrus Springs, Fla., Joy and John Jenkins of Charleston, W.Va., Jill Jones, Peace Corps volunteer, Moldova; Danny and Phillip Higham of Roanoke, Mary and David Rhorbough of Alum Bridge, W.Va., Raetta and Joe Atkinson of Ireland, W.Va., Kenny and Alice Booth of Huntington, W.Va., Kimberly Booth, Brittannie Ramsey, and Katelyn Booth, all of Ellamore, Derrick Woods of Elkins, W.Va.; and great-grandchildren, Justin Bloomer, Terrlen Rhorbough and Jamie Adkinson.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at the Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Robert Bare Jr., Timothy Kelley and Mitch Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Union Cemetery, and the Buckhannon VFW Post No. 3663, the Frank B. Bartlett Post No. 7 American Legion and DAV Chapters No. 5 and No. 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Gertrude Chapel U.M. Church at Ellamore, Md., 26267.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.
Notice entered Wednesday, February 23, 2005.

Katheryn 'Kate' Metzger
Bidwell, OH
February 21, 2005
Katheryn "Kate" Metzger, 77, of Bidwell, Ohio, passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2005 at Holzer Senior Care after an extended illness.
She was a homemaker, a member of the Middleport First Baptist Church, Past Chaplain and a member of the American Legion Ladies Aux of Post 128. She also was a former member of Order of the Eastern Star Lodge No. 450 of Cheshire, Ohio.
She was born Oct. 7, 1927, in Logan County, the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Ruth Pearson Wells.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Charles Metzger; two brothers, William and Donald Wells; two brothers-in-law; a step-sister, Emogene Fisher; and her step-mother, Mary Wells.
She is survived by her children, Richard (Susie) Metzger, Robert Earnie (Paula) Metzger, Johnnie (Shelia) Metzger and Kitty (Jeff) Darst; grandchildren, Scott and Chris Saunders, Amy (Jarrod) Barber, Michele (Jeffrey) Pope, Marrian Metzler, Jody (Chris) Tackett, Christopher (Sherri) Metzger, Devin Metzger, Keith (Michelle) Darst and Ginger (Joey) Simms; great-grandchildren, Alfred, Kody, Austin, Dylan, Dekota, Kylee, Mikayla, Dustin, Chase, Mikenzi and Caitlin; two sisters, Mary Jane (Enoch) Statts and Eloise Puls; a sister-in-law, Maxine Wells; two brothers-in-law; two step-sisters, Marjorie Wigal and Donna Jones; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005 at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport, Ohio, with her nephew, Maxwell Wells, officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, and from noon until the time of the service on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middleport Fire Department, 286 Race St., Middleport, OH 45760 or First Baptist Church, 211 South Sixth Ave., Middleport, OH 45760.
Condolences may be e-mailed at www.fisherfuneralhomes.com.
Notice entered Wednesday, February 23, 2005.

Natilda Pearl Rife Kelton Vancuren
Gallipolis, OH
February 21, 2005
Natilda Pearl Rife Kelton Vancuren, 94, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Holzer Medical Center.
She was a retired registered nurse and a member of the United Brethren Church of Lancaster, Ohio.
She was born June 4, 1910, in Gallia County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Chauncey W. and Elva T. Scott Rife.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Daniel Kelton; her second husband, Virgil Vancuren; one daughter, Anna Mae Morgan; a sister, Anna Ida Williams; and a brother, Clarence Rife.
She is survived by her daughters, Betty Plymale of Gallipolis, and Beatrice Buisch of Silverspring, Md.; her brothers, John Rife of Lancaster, and Ellsworth Rife of Delaware, Ohio; and five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be planned at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of choice.
Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, W.Va., is in charge of the services.
Notice entered Wednesday, February 23, 2005.

Ivan Aaron Sheets
Gallipolis, OH
February 21, 2005
Ivan Aaron Sheets, 80, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Holzer Medical Center.
He was a retired bus driver for the Gallipolis City Schools, and he worked as a construction worker. He also was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II.
He was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Gallia County, the son of the late Aaron Sheets and Violet Murray Sheets Haskins Evans.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Robert Clayre and Geraldine Sheets.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy V. Murphy Sheets, who he married on Aug. 30, 1952; five children, Michael Aaron (Carolyn) Sheets of Klamath Falls, Ore., Donald Eugene (Brenda) Sheets of Rio Grande, Ohio, Keith Allen Sheets of Gallipolis, Violet Jean Sheets (Ronnie Vansickle) of Oak Hill, Ohio, and Paul Harold Sheets of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens, with military funeral honors being presented by the Gallia County veterans organizations. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/whw.

Notice entered Wednesday, February 23, 2005.
Andrew Marl Burton
Mason, WV
February 27, 2005
Andrew Marl Burton, 93, of Mason, W.Va., died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, in Fort Pierce, Fla. He was a winter resident for 32 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, where he served from 1943 to 1945. He owned and operated Burton's Sunoco Station for many years in Mason. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Fort Pierce and attended Faith Baptist Church in Mason. He was born on Oct. 14, 1911, in Carter County, Ky., the son of the late William and Elvira (Hanshew) Burton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant son, Carl Burton; a granddaughter, Teresa "Susie" Dawson Stewart; and two brothers and four sisters. He was a loving husband of 76 years to Hazel Shumate Burton, who survives; a wonderful father to sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Patty Burton of Virginia Beach, Va. and Philip and Mary Burton of Mason; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Wanda and "Tubby" Cabell of Ronda, W.Va., Billie Jean and Ray Dawson of Mason, Clara Fay Burton of Fort Pierce, and Brenda and Mark Clark of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and one sister, Cleo Parker of Hastings, Minn. He also was a listening and caring grandfather to 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, with the Revs. Rondel Browning and Sam Cale, IV officiating. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2005, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home. Military graveside rites will be preformed by the Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140 and Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926 at the Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart, W.Va. E-mail condolences may be sent to foglesongtucker@myway.com.

Julia Marie Crump Long
Point Pleasant
February 26, 2005
Julia Marie Crump Long, 72, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, in Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
She was a head cook for Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant. She attended Davis Grove Baptist Church in Point Pleasant.
She was born Jan. 6, 1933, in Mason County, the daughter of the late Howard Elliott and Thelma Boso Weaver.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James A. Crump; a daughter, Gloria Crump; a son, James H. Crump; a step-son, Frank Lewis Long Jr.; and two brothers, Howard Elliott and Harry Thomas Elliott.
She is survived by her husband, Frank Lewis Long Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Lisa Crump of Mason, W.Va.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Shari and Gary Cochran and Barbara Cline, all of Point Pleasant; grandchildren, Jamie Nelson, Melissa McAlister, Nikki Crump, James Crump, Rebekah Cochran, Rena Williams, Brian Long, Philip Johnson and Patrick Johnson; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Henry Elliott of Point Pleasant, Dick (Mary) Elliott of Point Pleasant, Herbert (Marcia) Elliott of Rutland, Ohio, and Harold (Cathy) Elliott of Pomeroy, Ohio; sisters, Anna "Sug" (Rusty) Baird of South Daytona Beach, Fla., Diane (Everett) Halley of Gallipolis, Ohio, Sue Pearson of Point Pleasant, and Kathy (Jim) Stewart of Rutland; a sister-in-law, Alice Elliott of Point Pleasant; and special friends, Jim and Roxann Workman of Point Pleasant.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Revs. Dennis Crilow and Johnny Hayman officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery in Flatrock, W.Va. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2005 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at deal_fh@charter.net.
Notice entered Monday, February 28, 2005.

William 'Bill' Wamsley
Point Pleasant
February 27, 2005
William "Bill" Wamsley, 81, of Point Pleasant, W.Va, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at his home, following a long illness.
He was an engineer for American Electric Power River Boat Company and worked for Bob Bosworth for 25 years. He was a World War II Army Veteran and a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. in Las Vegas, Nev., the Retired Laborers Union #543 in Huntington, W.Va., and the American Legion Post 23 of Point Pleasant. He also was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant.
He was born Aug. 9, 1923 in Mason County, the son of the late William and Molly (Smith) Wamsley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ester Reynolds, and six brothers, Rodney, Lloyd, Charlie, Cecil, James and Marvin Wamsley.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Wamsley of Point Pleasant; two sons, Billy (Betty) Wamsley of Clifton, W.Va., and James (Vicki) Wamsley of Point Pleasant; five grandchildren, J.L. and Jeff Wamsley of Point Pleasant, Jodi Arnold of Point Pleasant, Greg Wamsley of Letart, W.Va., and Elizabeth Evick of Harrisburg, Va.; eight great-grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, Megan, Sarah, Zack and Zane Wamsley, Samantha Arnold and Tylor Evick; and two sisters, Helen Abel of New Haven, W.Va., and Betty McDermitt of Point Pleasant.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Paul Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in the Suncrest Cemetery with full military graveside services conducted by the American Legion Post 23 of Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the funeral home.
Notice entered Tuesday, March 01, 2005.

Edwin Joseph Oldaker
Letart, WV
February 27, 2005
Edwin Joseph Oldaker, 58, of Letart, W.Va., died Feb. 27, 2005, at his residence.
He was a laborer.
He was born Sept. 30, 1946, in Letart, the son of the late Peary and Arla (Edwards) Oldaker.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Oldaker.
He is survived by three brothers, Peary Oldaker Jr. and Michael Oldaker, both of Letart, and Timothy Oldaker of New Haven, W.Va.; one sister, Susanna Roush of Beaver, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Burial services will be at the convenience of the family.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at foglesongtucker@myway.com.
Notice entered Friday, March 04, 2005.

John E. Click
Proctorville, Ohio
March 8, 2005
John E. Click, 83, of Proctorville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2005, in St. Mary's Medical Center.
He began his teaching career at age 18 in a one-room school house in Mason County, and after serving his country in the U.S. Army in World War II, he taught in Cabell County for 35 years before he retired as principal from the former Monroe Elementary School. He received his master's degree from Marshall University. He also attended New Hope United Methodist Church and was a member of V.F.W. Post 9738 in Guyandotte, W.Va.
He was born Sept. 29, 1921 in Mason County, the son of the late Perry Leander and Nannie Viola Durst Click.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Daniel Click; and his spouse, Edith Click.
He is survived by his wife, Carleen Click of Morgantown, W.Va.; a daughter, Nancy Click of Spartanburg, S.C.; his son and daughter-in-law, John W. "Bill" and Anne Click of Buford, Ga.; four grandchildren, Ryan (Michelle) Jarrell of Charlotte, N.C., Rustin Jarrell of Charleston, S.C., John (Christen) Click of Bethleham, Ga., and Elaine Click of Buford; a niece, Clarice Durst; and nephews, Roy Click, Donald Click and Ronald Click.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington, W.Va. Burial will follow in Jackson Chapel Cemetery in Mt. Alto, W.Va., with a 2 p.m. committal and military rites conducted by the Jackson County American Legion at the Jackson Chapel Church. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2005, at Chapman's Mortuary and after 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Jackson Chapel Church.
Notice entered Friday, March 11, 2005.

Waid B. Hayman
Hartford, W.Va.
March 9, 2005
Waid B. Hayman, 93, of Hartford, W.Va., and formerly of Racine, Ohio, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in the Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center in Pomeroy, Ohio.
He was a retired deckhand with the Union Barge Lines in Pittsburgh, Pa., and was a member of the Hobson Christian Fellowship.
He was born Nov. 24, 1911, in Apple Grove, Ohio, the son of the late George W. and Vera Mae Crawford Hayman.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Alma Swan, who he married Sept. 20, 1930 in Pomeroy. She died Nov. 8, 1993. He also was preceded in death by his son, Archie A. Hayman, who was killed in Vietnam on April 2, 1968; his sisters, Ruth Ours and Ruby Wolfe; and his brothers, Gerald Hayman, Harry Hayman and George W. Hayman.
He is survived by a daughter, Cheryle (Carroll) Knight of Hartford; four grandchildren, Becky Knight of Hartford, Linda Knight of Ashton, W.Va., Teresa L. VanMeter of New Haven, W.Va., and David B. Knight of Galloway, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren, Bradley, Chandler, Cole, Candace, Brandon, Shane, Erika and Mathew; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Dan (Faith) Hayman of Syracuse, Ohio; three sisters, Gladys Richardson of Port Huron, Mich., and Marge Packman and Doris Rogers, both of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2005, in Cremeens Funeral Home in Racine with the Rev. Hershel W. White officiating. Burial will follow in Letart Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005 at the funeral home.
Notice entered Friday, March 11, 2005.

Connie Lee Mullinex
Point Pleasant
March 12, 2005
Connie Lee Mullinex, 62, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center.
She was a homemaker and a member of Gospel Lighthouse Church of Point Pleasant.
She was born Aug. 9, 1942, in Mason County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Jerry L. and Mae E. (Hayman) Atkinson.
She is survived by her sons, George (Hilda) Mullinex of Letart, W.Va., Walter Ray Reitmire of Point Pleasant and Jerry Levi Reitmire of Hartford, W.Va.; her sisters, Sandra Loomis of Point Pleasant and Diana Lily of Shade, Ohio; and her brother, Jerry L. Atkinson Jr. of Piqua, Ohio.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Bill Banks officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at deal_fh@charter.net.
Notice entered Monday, March 14, 2005.

Delphia Evelyn Nelson
Point Pleasant
March 13, 2005
Delphia Evelyn Nelson, 86, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.
Notice entered Monday, March 14, 2005.

Floyd Thomas Roach
Clifton, W.Va.
March 12, 2005
Floyd Thomas Roach, 90, of Clifton, W.Va., died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at his residence.
He was a federal government employee for the Agriculture Department.
He was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Gibbstown, W.Va., the son of the late Samuel Jacob and Olivea Jane (Gibbs) Roach.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise (Wood) Roach; a brother, Melvin W. Roach Sr.; and his sisters, May Wamsley, Goldie Blake, Jane Bennette and two sisters in infancy.
He is survived by several brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be 6 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2005, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, W.Va., with Curtis Bauske, Martin Hnizdil, Stephen Jayne and Jared Snyder officiating. A committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005 in Lynchburg, Va., at the Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2005 at the funeral home in Mason.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at foglesongtucker@myway.com.
Notice entered Monday, March 14, 2005.

Delvin Simms
Point Pleasant
March 13, 2005
Delvin Simms of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Deal Funeral Home of Point Pleasant.
Notice entered Monday, March 14, 2005.

Donald Sturgeon
Ashton, W.Va.
March 12, 2005
Donald Sturgeon of Ashton, W.Va., died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.
Notice entered Monday, March 14, 2005.

William Ray 'Buck' Williams
Pomeroy, Ohio
March 12, 2005
William Ray "Buck" Williams, 82, of Pomeroy, Ohio, died Saturday, March 12, 2005 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
He was a quiet, gentle, loving and devoted family man. His life was his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a boilermaker (local 667) for 55 years and served in the United States Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. Iowa.
He was born Jan. 29, 1923, in Cabin Creek, W.Va., the son of the late Elbert and Lilly Harris Williams-Dyke.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Iris Williams, who passed away in 2003; a sister, Mabel Harman; and his brothers, Elbert Williams Jr. and Floyd "Jim" Williams.
He is survived by his daughters, Connee Enslen of Racine, Ohio, and Pennee (Richard) Knapp of Pomeroy; sons, Rocky (Terri) Williams and Mark (Deanna) Williams, all of Pomeroy; grandchildren, Clay Enslen, Courtney Knapp, Roxane Williams, Zackary Williams, Kasey Williams and Jordan Williams; great-grandchildren, Madison Eskew and Kaloni Collins; his brothers, Mickey (Joanne) Williams of Syracuse, Ohio, and Ronnie (Wanda) Williams of Pomeroy; a sister, Judy (Bob) Caruthers of Middleport, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Aldine Russell of Groveport, Ohio, Dona (Charles) King of Moundsville, W.Va., and Jane Williams of Langsville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at Fisher Funeral Home in Pomeroy with the Rev. Doug Shamblin officiating. Burial will follow in Miles Cemetery in Rutland, Ohio. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2005, and until the time of services on Wednesday.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.fisherfuneralhomes.com.
Notice entered Monday, March 14, 2005.

Donald L. Holley
Glenwood, W.Va.
March 22, 2005
Donald L. Holley, 77, of Glenwood, W.Va., went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, March 22, 2005, from his residence.
He was a miller for Martha White in Huntington, W.Va.
He was born May 1, 1927, in Glenwood.
He was welcomed home to Heaven by two sisters, Mary Langdon and Norma Wroten; one brother, Richard Holley; and his mother, Gladys Chapman.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Mae (Huffman) Holley; four daughters, Freeda (Bill) Deal, Charlotte (Marshall) Deal, all of Glenwood, Arlene Fielder (fiancé Virgil Brogan) and Connie (Rusty) McCoy, all of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Doug (Lori) Deal of Glenwood, Marsha (Troy) Knight of Lesage, W.Va., Donald (Jody) Fielder of Glenwood, and George (Cindy) McCoy, Tiffany (Jamie) Mayes and Kurissa Brogan, all of Gallipolis Ferry; 14 great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Joseph Cobb, Alfice "Henry" Chapman and Jarvis Staats.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2005, with the Revs. Larry Chapman and Harold Perdue officiating. Burial will follow in Pete Meadows Cemetery in Glenwood. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Notice entered Wednesday, March 23, 2005.

Helen V. Jordan
Henderson, W.Va.
March 22, 2005
Helen V. Jordan, 91, of Henderson, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 22, 2005.
Arrangements will be made by Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Notice entered Wednesday, March 23, 2005.

Dewayne Lee Sayre
Point Pleasant
March 20, 2005
Dewayne Lee Sayre, 71, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., departed this life Sunday, March 20, 2005, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a retired security guard from Lakin State Hospital and a former truck driver for Sunoco Paper Products. He enjoyed flea markets, horses and auto work.
He was born May 7, 1933 in Leon, W.Va., a son of the late Hoyt Laben and Mary Lodisa Sayre.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ted, David and Gary Phillip; a sister, Catholine Riffle; and a grandson, James Walter Gibbs III.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine Marie "Kitten" (Hancock) Sayre; two daughters, Lodisa Ann Gibbs of Williamstown, W.Va., and Connie Sue Simpkins of Point Pleasant; two brothers, Hoyt Sayre Jr. of Carson City, Nev., and Everette Samuel Sayre of Solon, Ohio; five sisters, Marylin Heffelfinger of Monroe Falls, Ohio, Imogene Snyder of Letart, W.Va., Angalene Adams of Carson City, Eileen Snyder of Silver Springs, Nev., and Marceline Buechner of Sandpoint, Idaho; grandchildren, William Franklin Simpkins Jr., Mary Allison Gibbs and Anna Christine Gibbs; and great-grandchildren, Alexis Dawn Simpkins and Gage Franklin Simpkins.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2005 at Casto Funeral Home in Evans, W.Va., with the Rev. Randy Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery in Evans. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2005 at the funeral home.
Notice entered Wednesday, March 23, 2005.

Sharon G. Andrews Thunander
Point Pleasant
March 21, 2005
Sharon G. Andrews Thunander, 61, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., passed away on Friday, March 18, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was a nurse's assistant having worked last at the Pinecrest Care Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
She was born Oct. 27, 1943, in Springfield, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frank G. Andrews and Esphy Viola Duffy Fraley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Gary Board; stepsister, Mary Jane Hensley; and former husband, Melvin Keith Williams.
Survivors include four daughters, Brenda K. Conley of Point Pleasant, Bonita L. (John) Kasee of Middleport, Ohio, Lora A. (James) Persinger of Point Pleasant and Cynthia D. (Kenneth) Marnati of Point Pleasant; two sons, Martin K. Williams of Bluefield, W.Va., and Terry K. (Reena) Martin of Point Pleasant; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Russell Andrews, Richard and Henry Board, all of Springfield; and stepsister, Julie Fraley of Michigan.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis with Russell Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in St. Nick Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Martin and Terry Williams, Justin Williams, Ryan Williams, Jason Melvan and Timothy Combs.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
To send e-mail condolences, visit www.willisfuneralhome.com
Notice entered Monday, March 21, 2005.

Donald T. Cossin Sr.
Leon, W.Va.
March 17, 2005
Donald T. Cossin Sr., 85, of Leon, W.Va., passed away Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Arbors of Gallipolis, Ohio, following a long illness.
He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Union Carbide with 25 years of service. He was a proud veteran of World War II. He served as first sergeant in the 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lovell T. and Rebecca A. Beller Cossin; and a sister, Violet Smith.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Virginia L. Smith Cossin; a son, Donald Cossin Jr. of Charleston, W.Va.; two daughters, Patricia Maddox and Judith Cossin, both of Charleston; a brother, Arnett Cossin of South Charleston, W.Va.; a sister, Velva Cossin of South Charleston; six grandchildren, Amy Harris, Donald Cossin III, Michael Maddox, Benjamin Maddox, Valerie Chandler and Jeremy Chandler; and three great-grandchildren.
Keeping with his wishes, his body has been cremated. There will be no services.
Raynes Funeral Home in Buffalo, W.Va., is in charge of the arrangements.
Notice entered Tuesday, March 22, 2005.

Mary Ann Richardson
Mount Alto, WV
March 17, 2005
Mary Ann Richardson, 66, of Mount Alto, W.Va., died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant.
She was a homemaker and lived with her companion and friend of the past 20 years, Pearl Walker.
She was born Jan. 6, 1939, in Point Pleasant, the daughter of the late Pearl Sr. and Beulah Marie (Wright) Jones.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Richardson Sr.; two brothers, Pearl William Jones Jr. and Kenneth Jones; and five sisters, Delia Stewart, Catherine Triplett, Lillian Carpenter, Sandra Taylor and Osie Botkin.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John M. and Monica Jane (Nance) Richardson of Kanauga, Ohio; three grandchildren, Mariah Ashley Richardson, Tiffany Ann Richardson and Logan Quinn Richardson, all of Kanauga; two sisters, Christine (David) Sneed of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., and Genevia Conrad of Troy, Ohio; and three brothers, Dana Jones of Point Pleasant, Clifford Jones of Gallipolis, Ohio, and Charles Jones of Green Bay, Wis.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2005, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Brother Willard Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery in Letart, W.Va. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2005, at the funeral home.
Notice entered Friday, March 18, 2005.

Doris Marie Wyant
Point Pleasant, WV
March 16, 2005
Doris Marie Wyant, 85, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Women of the Moose No. 594 of Point Pleasant and the Grace Bible Baptist Church of Point Pleasant.
She was born Nov. 25, 1919, in Henderson, W.Va., to the late James Thomas and Molly Frances (Arthur) Mayes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Harrison Wyant Jr.; one nephew, Thomas "Tucker" Mayes; three brothers, Robert, Thomas and Lloyd Mayes; and four sisters, Virginia Patterson, Madeline Moore, Bonnie Waldie and Delphia Noble.
She is survived by three sons, Ronald T. Wyant of Wilmington, N.C., Richard A. (Brenda) Wyant of Point Pleasant, and Donald (Loretta) Wyant of Henderson; one special nephew, Ronald (Mary) Mayes of Point Pleasant; one special friend, John Williams of Wilmington; three sisters, Jean Casto of Point Pleasant, Louise Caynor of Point Pleasant and Eva Long of Pittsburgh, Pa.; five grandchildren, Missy Dye, Tasha Wyant, Jessica Rollins, Rick Wyant and Tessa Wyant; one great-granddaughter, Breanna Wyant; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2005, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Swisher and the Rev. Garry Lamb officiating. Burial will follow in the Lone Oak Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the funeral home.
Notice entered Friday, March 18, 2005.

Warren Zachary 'Zach' Faulk
Mason, W.Va.
March 30, 2005
Warren Zachary "Zach" Faulk, 18, of Mason, W.Va., died Wednesday March 30, 2005, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a student in the class of 2005 at Meigs High School.
He was born Dec. 12, 1986, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., the son of Brenda Faulk of Dexter, Ohio, and the late Clinton Randall Faulk.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Clinton I. Faulk; and maternal grandfather, Warren D. Black.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kristie Maxwell Faulk of Mason; his unborn son, Zachary Faulk; a brother, Clinton Tyler Faulk of Dexter; maternal grandmother, Esther Black of Rutland, Ohio; paternal grandmother, Wanda M. Faulk of Hartford, W.Va.; mother-in-law, Melissa (Rod) King of Mason; father-in-law, Rodney (Lisa) Maxwell of Colorado; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2005, at Fisher Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio with Pastor Jamie Fortner officiating. Burial will follow in Rutland Cemetery in Rutland. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of service on Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Peoples Bank in Pomeroy for the benefit of his unborn son, Zachary Faulk.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.fisherfuneralhomes.com.
Notice entered Saturday, April 02, 2005.

Clarence R. Smith
West Columbia, W.Va.
April 1, 2005
Clarence R. Smith, 72, of West Columbia, W.Va., died Friday, April 1, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
He was a farm laborer.
He was born June 17, 1932, in Mason, W.Va., the son of the late Theodore Roosevelt and Virginia Marie (Bass) Smith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Betty McDermitt; and two brothers, Leroy Smith and Leonard Smith.
He is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Dennis Flowers of Letart, W.Va.; three sisters, Clara Belle Stover of Letart, Belva Jeffries of Point Pleasant, and Leona Smith of West Columbia; and two brothers, Wayne Smith of Point Pleasant and Tubby Smith of West Columbia.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2005, in the Stewart Cemetery, West Columbia, with Pastor Donald Roach officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2005, at the funeral home.
Condolences to the family may be e-mailed to foglesongtucker@myway.com.
Notice entered Monday, April 04, 2005.

Mack W. Stewart
Mason, W.Va.
April 2, 2005
Mack W. Stewart, 83, of Mason, W.Va., died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was a furnace tapper for Foote Mineral Company.
He was born Aug. 4, 1921, in Mason, the son of the late Clinton and Sylvia (Ingels) Stewart.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline (Haynes) Stewart; and his brothers, Alfred "Skip" Stewart, Norman "Red" Stewart, Howard Stewart and Robert "Bob" Stewart.
He is survived by his daughters, Marilyn Gagnon and Deanna Bush of Mason; grandchildren, Tanya Thomas and John Cundiff; great-grandchildren, Jerome Thomas, Destinee Thomas, T.R. Cundiff and Carlie Cundiff; brothers andsisters-in-law, James A. "Biddy" and Marge Stewart of West Columbia, W.Va., and Von Jay and Loretta Stewart of New Haven, W.Va.; and a sister, Sally Stewart of Crestline, Ohio.
Military graveside services were performed by Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926 and Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140 at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Middleport Hill Cemetery in Middleport, Ohio with the Rev. Sam Cale IV officiating. Visitation was 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at foglesongtucker@myway.com.
Notice entered Wednesday, April 06, 2005.

Harold Lee Davis
Mason, W.Va.
April 5, 2005
Harold Lee Davis, 72, of Mason, W.Va., died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was retired from O'Dell Lumber Company and attended Bellemead United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
He was born Dec. 17, 1932, in Red House, W.Va., the son of the late Theodore R. and Amelia C. (Sayre) Davis.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman and Herbert Davis; and one sister, Betty L. Shoaf.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn E. Davis of Mason; two sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher Lee and Jennifer Davis of Middleport, Ohio, and Steven Ray and Jessica Davis of Reedsville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Olivia Davis, Cameron Davis and Emma Davis; one sister, Thelma L. Johnson of Nebraska; one brother, Norman F. Shoaf of Palantine, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2005, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at foglesongtucker@myway.com.
Notice entered Wednesday, April 06, 2005.

Disa E. (Mattox) Priddy
Port Clinton, Ohio
April 4, 2005
Disa E. (Mattox) Priddy, 80, of Port Clinton, Ohio, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at the Erie County Care Facility in Sandusky, Ohio.
She was a housekeeper for the H. B. Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton for six years, retiring in 1960. She also worked in the kitchen at Underwood's Resturant in Port Clinton. She enjoyed sewing and quilting.
She was born July 22, 1924, in Leon, W.Va., the daughter of the late Charles and Cora (Elliott) Mattox. On June 25, 1944 in Buffalo, W.Va., she married Harry F. Priddy, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 1980.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Roy, Earl, Guss and Arthur; sisters, Dorothy and Dollie; and infant sister, Beulah.
She is survived by her daughters, Harriet (Luther) Whitaker of Indiana and Barbara Welch of Sandusky; sons, Lonnie (Beverly) Priddy of Port Clinton and Arnold Priddy of New Jersey; brothers, Clarence and Hollie Mattox; and 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2005, at the Church of God in Buffalo. Burial will follow in the Buffalo Memorial Park. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at the Gerner-Wolf-Brossia and Walker Funeral Home in Port Clinton and 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2005, at the church in Buffalo.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice of Sandusky or the Diabetes Foundation.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.walkerfuneralhomes.com.
Notice entered Wednesday, April 06, 2005.

Bob L. Stalnaker
Point Pleasant, W.Va.
April 4, 2005
Bob L. Stalnaker, 65, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Monday, April 4, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center.
He was a maintenance worker at the Gallia County Courthouse.
He was born Dec. 12, 1939, in Mason County, the son of the late Virgil and Stella (Parsons) Stalnaker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, his twin brother, Bill Stalnaker, and Bruce Stalnaker.
He is survived by his companion, Jeanie Buck of Point Pleasant; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherri Stalnaker and Timothy Bennington of Columbus, Ohio; a granddaughter, Summer (Vincent) Falcone of Columbus; special children, Kathy Stover and Beth Brainard; special grandchildren, Justin and Sarah Stover; a special great-grandson, Jacob Stover; one brother, Oral (Carol) Stalnaker of Plain City, Ohio; and three sisters, Phyllis (Dawson) Kapp of Plain City, Janet (Art) Hartley Jr. of Point Pleasant and Mildred (Gene) Waldeck of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the funeral home.
Notice entered Wednesday, April 06, 2005.

John Mead Stevens
Carmel, Ind.
April 7, 2005
John Mead Stevens, 98, recently of Carmel, Ind., and formerly of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., and St. Albans, W.Va., died Thursday, April 7, 2005.
He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was retired from Union Carbide, where he worked for 25 years as an insulator in both the South Charleston and Institute Plants. He attended St. Mark's Episcopal Church in St. Albans for nearly 50 years.
He played football at Point Pleasant High School in 1927 under the coach Jerome VanMeter. He was a lineman known for his style, "No Noise, but what a Kick." He attended Morris Harvey, New River State and Marshall colleges before teaching in one-room schools in Mason County prior to World War II. In World War II, he was a member of the medical corps of the 101st Airborne Division. He participated in D-day in Holland, and he was captured at Bastogne on Dec. 19, 1944. He was freed on April 13, 1945.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. Stevens and Nannie L. Meade; his wife, the former Eva Frances Henry; brothers and sisters, Sterlie W. Stevens, Helen Stevens McDowell and Carrie Stevens Mohr.
He is survived by his sisters, Mary Forrest of South Charleston, W.Va., and Eva Gibson of Phoenix, Ariz.; his daughter, Nancy (Richard) Hauser of Carmel, Joan Dameron of Earlysville, Va.; a son, John (Ann) Stevens of Belpre, Ohio; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Cunningham's Cemetery in St. Albans.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 405 B. Street, St. Albans, WV 25177 or to the Armed Forces Relief Trust, Dept. 6055, Washington, DC 20042-6055 to assist a struggling military family.
Notice entered Saturday, April 09, 2005.

Daniel L. Stewart
Pliny, W.Va.
April 6, 2005
Daniel L. Stewart, 25, of Pliny, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.
He was employed at Hammers Industries in Huntington.
He was born Dec. 4, 1979, in Huntington, the son of Rosalee Knapp Stewart and the late Dave Stewart.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Haimer Knapp; and his paternal grandparents, Stanley and Garnett Meadows Stewart.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his twin brother, David L. Stewart of Pliny; two sisters, Melissa Scott and her boyfriend, Jason Trippett of Glenwood, W.Va., and Mary Stewart of Pliny; his girlfriend, Tess Reynolds of Milton, W.Va.; maternal grandmother, Stella Knapp; nephew, David Allen Scott; niece, McKenzie Trippett; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home in Milton with Evangelist Ray Knapp officiating. Burial will follow in Pete Meadows Cemetery in Glenwood. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2005, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.heckfuneralhome.net.
Notice entered Saturday, April 09, 2005.

John F. Adams
Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.
April 11, 2005
John F. Adams, 72, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., died Monday, April 11, 2005, at his home.
He was a deck hand for the Ohio River Company. He also was a member of the Henderson Church of Christ and a member of the United States Navy.
He was born June 29, 1932 in Berea, Ohio, the son of the late Howard C. and Virginia (Borsell) Adams.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Adams; and two special cousins, Marcelne Wilson and Joan Bogdanski.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Macil Adams of Gallipolis Ferry; a son, John A. Adams of Gallipolis Ferry; a daughter, Marie Adams of Richmond, Va.; and five grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Pastor George Toppings officiating. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2005 at the funeral home.
Notice entered Thursday, April 14, 2005.

Pauline Thomas 'Polly' Beegle
Leon, W.Va.
April 11, 2005
Pauline Thomas "Polly" Beegle, 75, of Leon, W.Va., departed this life Monday, April 11, 2005, in Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
She was the owner and operator of 87 Drive-In in Leon and had been a business owner for 56 years. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and the American Legion, both in Point Pleasant.
She was born Sept. 29, 1929, in Point Pleasant, the daughter of the late John R. and Nellie (Pullin) Thomas.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Beegle; four brothers, Carl E. Thomas, Charles F. Thomas, Everett Thomas and Robert Thomas; and four sisters, Clara Blessing, Eunice Johnson, Delma Palmer and Wilma Thomas.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Johnnie Ray and Lizzie Beegle of Point Pleasant; two grandsons, Charles Ray Beegle of Leon and Ray Allen Beegle of Evans, W.Va.; three sisters, Ethel Wartenburg, Virginia Slikas and Juanita Gardner, all of Point Pleasant; a special companion, Bobby Durst of Leon; and three nieces and four nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Casto Funeral Home in Evans with the Revs. Verlin Hart and Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in Eckard Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Notice entered Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Donna Marie Glenn Brannum
Henderson, W.Va.
April 13, 2005
Donna Marie Glenn Brannum of Henderson, W.Va., 42, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005, after a long illness.
She attended Henderson Church of Christ.
She was born in Dover, Del., on Feb. 2, 1963, the daughter of Faye Plants Powers of Point Pleasant, W.Va. and the late Donald E. Glenn of Henderson.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Ronald D. and Stacey Glenn of Point Pleasant; two sisters, Angela McCoy of Glenwood, W.Va. and Staci Vance of Point Pleasant; four nephews, Ronald E. (Bubby) Glenn, Shawn Glenn, Chase Vance and Brayan Scott Glenn, all of Point Pleasant; three nieces, Pepsi and Robert Marchal of Point Pleasant, Nicki Glenn of Point Pleasant and Fallon Jones of Rock Cave, W.Va.; one stepsister, Roberta Waugh of Ashton, W.Va.; one grandmother, Gladys Plants of Point Pleasant; one grandfather, Walter Plants of Sommerset, Ky.; two special friends, Tonya Kirby and Eddie Blackman; and a host of friends.
In addition to her father she was preceded in death by a stepfather, Eddie R. Powers of Point Pleasant; grandparents, Dora and Clarence Glenn; and several aunts and cousins.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Barton Chapel Church, with the Rev. Bud Richmon and Joe Plants officiating. Burial will follow at the Barton Chapel Church Cemetery in Apple Grove, W.Va. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Notice entered Sunday, April 17, 2005.

Loretta T. Bush
Letart, W.Va.
April 10, 2005
Loretta T. Bush, 86, of Letart, W.Va., died Sunday, April 10, 2005 at her son's residence near Hartford, W.Va.
She was a homemaker and a member of True Gospel Church.
She was born Feb. 5, 1919, in Hartford, the daughter of the late Emery and Theresa L. (Young) Gibbs.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Margaret J. "Sis" Clark; two grandsons, David L. Cunningham and Wayne Lee Clark; four sisters, Frances N. Reynolds, Bertha R. Prince, Margaret V. Johnson and Evelyn M. Edwards; and two brothers, Carl J. Gibbs and Martin "Jake" Gibbs.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Harvey Jr. and Sarah Bush and Lawrence J. and Linda Cunningham, all of Letart; grandchildren, Paula Wright, Angel Cunningham, Harvey Jr. Bush II, Belinda L. Bush and Harold Clark; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Herman Clark of New Haven, W.Va.; a sister-in-law, Ruby M. Gibbs of Letart; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason with the Rev. Donald Roach officiating. Burial will follow in Zerkle Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at foglesongtucker@myway.com.
Notice entered Tuesday, April 12, 2005.

Sarah Z. Foster
Mason, W.Va.
April 11, 2005
Sarah Z. Foster, 93, of Mason, W.Va., died Monday, April 11, 2005.
She was a bookkeeper for Hogg and Zuspan Lumber and a former post master at Mason Post Office. She was a member of Christian Brethren Church.
She was born Oct. 16, 1911, in Shinnston, W.Va., the daughter of the late George William and Emma F. (Martin) Zuspan.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters in infancy; five brothers, George M. Zuspan, William F. Zuspan, Dick Zuspan, Earl Zuspan and Richard Zuspan; and four sisters, Clara Haymond, Flo Starkey, Anna Gaskins and Vera Martin.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary F. and Harley Hendricks of Mason; grandchildren, Chipper and Crystal Hendricks of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Ann and Scott Salyers of Point Pleasant, Vernon Hendricks of Mason, and Eve Hendricks of Clifton, W.Va.; great-grandchildren, Katie Hendricks, Michael Hendricks, Sarah Salyers, Derek Salyers and Zandria Hendricks; three sisters-in-law, Velma Zuspan of Mason, Ernestine Zuspan of Mason, and Opal Lononsy of Montgomery, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2005, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason with the Revs. James Lewis and Billy Zuspan officiating. A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2005, in Montgomery Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2005, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at foglesongtucker@myway.com.
Notice entered Wednesday, April 13, 2005.

Charles J. 'Charlie' Ohlinger
Rutland, Ohio
April 9, 2005
Charles J. "Charlie" Ohlinger, 88, of Rutland, Ohio, departed his earthly home on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at the Charleston Area Medical Center after a short illness.
He was a furnace stoker for Foot Mineral for most of his life.
He was born March 14, 1917, in West Columbia, W.Va., the son of the late Hugo and Mary Elizabeth Ohlinger.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Opal M. Bland Ohlinger; nine children, Donna Bentz of Middleport, Ohio, James (Bub) Ohlinger of Middleport, Goldie Wolford (Jim) of Rural Retreat, Va., Charles "Chaud" (Sharon) Ohlinger of Long Bottom, Ohio, Eunice (Gary) Tong of Rural Retreat, Dorothy "Dottie" (Bob) Hawkins of Syracuse, Ohio, Dorsey Ohlinger and Karen of Long Bottom, Jackie (Rick) Icenhower of Dexter, Ohio, and Shelly (Rick) Baker of Rutland, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three special friends, Everett Schuler, Jim Farris and Bub Herdman; and three sisters.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Fisher Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio with Pastor Jamie Fortner officiating. Burial will follow in the Bradford Cemetery in Middleport. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 12, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. and family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.fisherfuneralhomes.com.
Notice entered Monday, April 11, 2005.

Novia Marie Cole Preece
Mason, W.Va.
April 12, 2005
Novia Marie Cole Preece, loving wife, mother and grandmother, of Mason, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 12, 2005.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Rutland Church of God. She was an accomplished florist and business owner. She did extensive volunteer work in both the church and community.
She was born March 6, 1927, in Gradyville, Ky., the daughter of the late Lawrence and Beulah Cole.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Lawrence C. Cole, Renis Cole and Delbert Cole.
She is survived by her husband, Homer Preece of Mason; two daughters, Deanna (Tommy) Crum of Delbarton, W.Va., and Lana Kersey of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; a son, Homer Keith (Elaine) Preece of Point Pleasant; five grandchildren, Phillip D. (Stephenie) Swisher of Pittsburgh, Pa., Cheryl NiCole (John) Meadows of Greensboro, N.C., Eric D. Swisher of Pittsburgh, Alicia DeAnna (Adam) Persinger of Point Pleasant and Curtis Cole Crum of Delbarton.
She will be sadly missed by her family and the many friends whose lives she touched.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2005 at Rutland Church of God in Rutland, Ohio, with Pastors Mitchell Bias and Ron Heath officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Lakin, W.Va. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2005 at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant and noon-1 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2005 at Rutland Church of God.
Notice entered Thursday, April 14, 2005.

Phyllis L. (Crutchfield) Rogers
Point Pleasant, W.Va.
April 9, 2005
Phyllis L. (Crutchfield) Rogers of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the Holzer Senior Care Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
She graduated from Braxton County schools and then went on to further her education at West Virginia College of Beauty Culture in Martinsburg, W.Va. After becoming a certified beautician, she worked in Sutton, W.Va., and Gassaway, W.Va., and had a shop in Burnsville, W.Va. She came to Point Pleasant in 1954 and went to work at LaMarce Beauty Shop for Joan Wilson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Burnsville United Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary VFW #3531 of Point Pleasant.
She was the daughter of the late Ray and Muriel (Collins) Crutchfield of Burnsville in Braxton County.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Darrell Rogers; and a sister, Helen Vinson.
She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Lowell W. Rogers of New Haven, W.Va., and Richard and Misty Rogers of Gallipolis; four grandchildren, Courtney, Kristin, Crenson and Kyler Rogers, all of Gallipolis; two sisters, Mrs. Kemper (Virginia) Jones of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Gilbert (Alice) Gates of DeRidder, La.; two brothers, Orman Ray (Cricket) Crutchfield and Paul (Rose) Crutchfield, all of Burnsville, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Pastor Charlie Moses officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2005, at the funeral home.
Notice entered Monday, April 11, 2005.

Chad Leroy Baxa
Evans, W.Va.
April 18, 2005
Chad Leroy Baxa, 22, of Evans, in Mason County, departed this life April 18, 2005, at his home.
He was born May 18, 1982 in Columbus, Ohio, a son of Brenda R. Baxa of Columbus. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Nicole Raye Baxa of Columbus.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2005, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with the Rev. Verlin Hart officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Leon. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Notice entered Wednesday, April 20, 2005.

Eugene Davis
Point Pleasant, W.Va.
April 18, 2005
Eugene Davis, 66, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Monday, April 18, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was a construction worker a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was born Oct. 21, 1938, in Mason County, the son of the late William and Crotia (Plants) Davis.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Richard, William, Lester and Ralph Davis; and four sisters, Mabel Taylor, Berniece Reed, Mildred Sturgeon and Crotia Plants.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Richardson Davis of Point Pleasant; a daughter and son-in-law, Mildred A. and Randy Smith of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Kevin, Keith and William Smith; and one sister, Doris Benson of Wooster, Ohio.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Johnny Hayman officiating. Burial will follow in Apple Grove Memorial Gardens in Apple Grove. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the funeral home.
Notice entered Tuesday, April 19, 2005.

Judy Mae McCoy
Point Pleasant, W.Va.
April 14, 2005
Judy Mae McCoy, 62, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.
Arrangements are under the direction of Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.
Notice entered Sunday, April 17, 2005.

Flo Anne Riffle
Point Pleasant, W.Va.
April 18, 2005
Flo Anne Riffle, 76, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Monday, April 18, 2005, at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
She was a homemaker. She attended Krebs Chapel United Methodist Church and First Church of God, both in Point Pleasant.
She was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Upshur County, the daughter of the late Roy C. and Etta M. (Woodard) Jackson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Morton Jackson; and two sisters, Betty Halstead and Myrtle Shobe.
She is survived by her husband, Pearl Riffle of Point Pleasant; three sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Nancy Riffle of Point Pleasant, Donald and Anita Riffle of St. Albans, W.Va., and Stephen and Pam Riffle of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; and four grandchildren, Tony Riffle of St. Albans, Beth Maynard of St. Albans, Josh Riffle of Point Pleasant and Stephanie Ditty of Point Pleasant.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Pastor Carl Swisher officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation.
Notice entered Tuesday, April 19, 2005.

Grover C. Edmonds
Glenwood, W.Va.
April 19, 2005
Grover C. Edmonds, 79, of Glenwood, W.Va., died Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at his residence.
He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He also was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II. He was Methodist by faith.
He was born Feb. 20, 1926 in Mason County, a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Lourena Boster Edmonds.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia "Susie" Edmonds; and three sisters, Zola Duncan, Roma Holley and Zena Meadows.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and David Kent of Huntington, W.Va., and Drema and Larry Tomblin of Glenwood; two granddaughters, Amy Beth Kent of Nashville, Tenn., and Melissa Kent of Birmingham, Ala.; a grandson, Michael Tomblin of Glenwood; and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2005 at Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington with Minister Jeff Garrett officiating. Burial will be in Pete Meadows Cemetery in Glenwood. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2005 at the funeral home.
Notice entered Sunday, April 24, 2005.

Bertha Elizabeth Young
Webster, Fla.
April 19, 2005
Bertha Elizabeth Young, 80, of Webster, Fla., formerly of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005 in Bushnell, Fla.
She was a homemaker.
She was born Oct. 3, 1918 in Petersburg, W.Va., the daughter of the late Lawson Southerly and Mary Henkle Southerly.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Young; two sisters, Wanda Godlove and Ruth Koontz; and two grandchildren, Greg Young and Paula Harnsly.
She is survived by her four sons and daughters-in-law, Pete and Phyllis Young of Point Pleasant, Pat and Linda Young of Webster, Bill and Naoma Southerly of Shariman, Fla., Gary and Paula Young of Webster; sister, Wilda Hatfield of Huntington; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 24, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Pastor Richard DeQuazie officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2005, at the funeral home.
Notice entered Sunday, April 24, 2005.

Sam Rodgers
Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.
April 23, 2005
Sam Rodgers, 57, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., died Saturday at home after a long illness.
Rodgers was born Jan. 3, 1948, in Franklin County, Ohio. He was the son of Paul Samuel Rodgers and Virginia L. Rodgers, both of whom precede him in death.
Rodgers was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and worked as a disabled security guard for M&G Polymers of Gallipolis Ferry. He was a member of the American Legion Post 23 in Point Pleasant.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Rodgers of Gallipolis Ferry, and five sons: Paul (Sandra) Rodgers of Gallipolis, Jason (Brandy) Rodgers of Crown City, Jeff Rodgers of Gallipolis, Sam (Mandy) Rodgers of Gallipolis, and Travis Rodgers of Gallipolis. Also, four stepdaughters: Mikka (Sherman) Jordan Jr. of Leon, Staci (Jimmy) Sayre of Gallipolis, Amy (Jon) Riggs of Theresa, N.Y., and Dawna (Jeremy) McNeely of Gallipolis. Also, 12 grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren, one great grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he also was preceded by two sisters, Ora Margaret Keenan and Lois Scarberry.
Services will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at 2 p.m. in Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with Pastor Eugene Zopp officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Concord Cemetery in Henderson. Full military service will be conducted after the service at the funeral home by the American Legion Post 23. Visitation will take place at the funeral home for two hours prior to the service, starting at noon.
Notice entered Monday, April 25, 2005.

Ethel Bernice Anderson
Scott Depot
April 25, 2005
Ethel Bernice (Lewis) Anderson, 94, went to be with her Lord April 25, 2005, at Scott Depot, W.Va.
She had lived in Mason County all of her life until failing eyesight and other health problems made it necessary for her to live with her son and daughter-in-law in Pinopolis, S.C. In July 2003, further health problems made it necessary for her to enter the Regency Place Assisted Living Facility.
Born in Beech Hill, she was the daughter of the late Miles Clement Lewis and Naomi Catherine (Brannan) Lewis and was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
She was a member of the Beech Hill United Methodist Church, where she served as church pianist, choir director, founder and director of the children's choir, Sunday School teacher, member of the official board, church historian, and was a member of the United Methodist Women. After moving to Point Pleasant in 1971, she and her husband started attending the Heights United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir and taught various Sunday School classes, until for the last few years, she was the sole teacher of the Friendship class.
She was an educator, having been employed by the Mason County Board of Education progressing from teaching in a one-room school to teaching ninth grade English. She also served as both lead teacher and principal in an experimental program of teacher training sponsored by the Ford Foundation, Marshall University, and locally, by Walden F. Roush, Mason County superintendent of schools. She received both the bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in education from Marshall University and was a charter member of Sigma Chapter, Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary International Sorority for Women educators. She also was an active member of Camp Conley CEOS Club as well as belonging to Mason County Teacher's Association where she served terms as both treasurer and president. She was a member of the West Virginia Education Association, and was a life member of the National Education Association.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Preston R. Anderson, who passed away Aug. 27, 1999, three sisters, Genevieve Lewis of Upper Flats, Mildred Roush of Camp Conley, and Hazel Lee of Point Pleasant, three brothers, J. Milton Lewis of Camp Conley, John Lewis of Beech Hill, and Robert Lewis of Camp Conley, and an infant nephew, Charles (Toddy) Lewis of Beech Hill.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, James L. (Larry or Andy) (Carla) Anderson of Pinopolis, S.C., and the Rev. David L. (Kathi) Anderson of Louisville, Ky., five grandchildren, James L. (Jeanie) Anderson of Charlotte, N.C., Kenneth M. (Delores) Anderson of Summerville, S.C., Chad (Joelle) Anderson of San Antonio, Texas, Stacye (Fernando) Ibanez of Scott Depot, W.Va., and Nathan Anderson of New York, N.Y., two step-grandchildren, Mark (Jennifer) Van Haelst of Goose Creek, S.C., and Kelly Van Haelst of Pinopolis, S.C. Nine great-grandchildren, including Angela (Mark) Ogren, Melody, Erin and Kathryn Anderson of Charlotte, N.C., Kenny Anderson of Summerville, S.C., Marshall and Hayley Anderson of San Antonio, Texas, and Gabriel and Lucas Ibanez of Scott Depot, W.Va. There are three step great-grandsons, Michael, Robert and Mathew Van Haelst of Goose Creek, S.C., and a sister-in-law, Beulah Lewis of Beech Hill.
Services will be held at the Beech Hill United Methodist Church, Southside, W.Va., on Friday, April 29, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dave Anderson and the Rev. James H. Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in the Beech Hill Church cemetery. Friends may call at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, from 5-8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2005, and at the Church one hour before the last rites. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heights Church Educational Trust Fund, 2016 N Main Street, Point Pleasant, WV 25550.
Notice entered Wednesday, April 27, 2005.

Charles Litchfield
Apple Grove
April 25, 2005
Charles Delbert Litchfield, 76, of Apple Grove, W.Va., died Monday April 25, 2005, at home after a long illness.
He was born May 8, 1928 in Southside, W.Va., a son to the late James Robert Litchfield and Kate Putney Litchfield. He was a retired laborer for Mallable Iron in Point Pleasant and attended Hambrick Church in Southside, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James and Buster Litchfield, and one half-sister, Mae Mayes.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ina Flora Litchfield, and sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Shirley Litchfield of Milton, W.Va., Tucker and Cindy Litchfield of Apple Grove, and one daughter, Sara Sammarco of Apple Grove. Also survived by grandchildren: Tina, Charlie Litchfield, Mary Clark, Katie Litchfield and Brittany Sammarco, one sister, Louise (Sewlyn) Vanderpol of Renick, W.Va., and sister-in-law, Rennee Litchfield of Apple Grove.
The funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 28, 2005, at 1 p.m. at the Hambrick Church in Southside, with Rev. Larry Chapman and Joey Birchfield officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Deal Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 27, from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church.
A special thanks to Stanley and Faye Denny and David Stover for always being there when we needed you. Also, a heartfelt thanks to Hospice of Point Pleasant, and Dr. Ed Ayers for taking such good care of Charles and us. May God bless you all.
Notice entered Wednesday, April 27, 2005.

Point Pleasant woman found dead in home

Tim Maloney/photo Law enforcement officials conduct an investigation into the death of Stephanie Davis at this house at 2421 Monroe St. Tuesday morning. Members of the West Virginia State Police were
POINT PLEASANT
By Diane Pottorff
- Law enforcement officers with the Point Pleasant Police Department are waiting to hear from the West Virginia Medical Examiner's Office to find out if a woman who was found dead in her home Tuesday morning was a victim of a homicide.
Members of the Point Pleasant Police Department, with assistance from the West Virginia State Police, are investigating the death of Stephanie Davis, who was found dead in her home early Tuesday morning.
Around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, dispatchers with Mason County 911 received an emergency call about a woman who was lying on the floor, according to officials.
A Mason County Emergency Medical Services unit was sent to 2421 Monroe St., followed by the Point Pleasant Police, Chief R.D. Spencer said.
Davis was found dead in her living room, according to Spencer. It is not know at what time she died and officials would not comment if the body had been found lying face down.
Spencer said he was not going to speculate about the cause of death but that it is being treated as suspicious.
Because of the suspicious nature of her death, Spencer said police were getting a search warrant to go into the home and collect evidence.
"Right now, we're in the process of collecting information to determine what happened here," he said. "We're in the middle of it. I don't want to say what's going on."
Davis' body was taken to the West Virginia Medical Examiner's Office in Charleston for an autopsy.
Members of the West Virginia State Police Crime Lab also responded with their mobile unit to collect evidence.
Story created Wednesday, April 27, 2005.

Robert F. Dugan
Washington, W.Va.
April 28, 2005
Robert F. Dugan, 75, of Washington, W.Va., died Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Ravenswood Aluminum after 32 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 140 in Mason County, American Legion Post 15 in Parkersburg, W.Va., VFW in Mason city, DAV in Parkersburg and the Eagles Club of Parkersburg.
He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Vernon C. and Gladys Cooper Dugan.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Hazel E. Sole Dugan.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Carl A. and Erin Dugan of South Riding, Va.; a daughter, Sherry J. and Brian Russell of Leon, W.Va.; a brother, George Dugan of Parkersburg; and two granddaughters, Jessica Vickers of Huntington, W.Va., and Leah Hickman of Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with the Revs. Lewis Villers and Jonathan Villers officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery South with full military honors by American Legion Post 15. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. An online register is available at www.leavittfuneralhome.com.
Notice entered Monday, May 02, 2005.

Sylvia Thornton Keefer
Leon
April 29, 2005
Sylvia Thornton Keefer, 94, of Leon, W.Va., died Friday evening, April 29, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
She was a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.
She was born Oct. 13, 1910, in Leon, the daughter of the late Sylvester and Bertha (Pierson) Thornton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde C. Keefer, in 1992; two sons, W. Ray Keefer and Lionel Keefer; one sister; and several brothers.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Alpha and Everett Wedge of Point Pleasant, and Veva and Arlie Martin of Columbus, Ohio; a son and daughters-in-law, Alvin and Eleanor Keefer of Leon and Patricia Keefer of Leon; five grandchildren, Randall "Randy" Wedge, Dana Keefer, Connie Rhea, Greta Boggs and Brenda Filkens; six great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Paula Hess of Leon.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Mike Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in Leon Cemetery in Leon. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Notice entered Monday, May 02, 2005.

Velma Rickard
Albany, Ohio
April 29, 2005
Velma Rickard, 92, of Albany, Ohio, passed away Friday, April 29, 2005 at Four Winds Nursing Facility in Jackson, Ohio.
She was born in Letart, W.Va. on Dec. 13, 1912, the daughter of the late Reuben and Artie May Hoffman Rickard.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Otha, Coe and Leonard Rickard; and sisters, Lilly Kaylor, Mae Howard, Letha Lieving, Mary Rickard and Ruby Thomas.
She is survived by a brother, James "Bus" Rickard of Albany; and a sister, Lucy Thomas of Dacula, Ga.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home in Albany with the Rev. Edward Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Hoffman Cemetery in Letart. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Notice entered Monday, May 02, 2005.

Lynda Braden Young
Carrollton, Ky.
April 29, 2005
Lynda Braden Young, 55, of Carrollton, Ky., died Friday, April 29, 2005, at her residence.
She was a retired beautician and a former nurse's aide, having worked for the Owenton Manor.
She was born Dec. 26, 1949, in Ravenswood, W.Va., the daughter of the late Harold S. Braden Sr.
She is survived by her mother, Phyllis Parrish Braden of New Haven, W.Va.; her daughter, Michelle Young of Carrollton; her son, Niles Michael (Chastity) Young of Letart, W.Va.; her brother, Stanley Braden of Owenton; her sister, Rhonda (Lennie) Tennant of New Haven; three grandchildren, Kaula and Haylee Young of Letart and Damon Gibbs Jr. of Carrollton; and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by McDonald and New Funeral Homes, where the family received friends from 3-6 p.m. Sunday.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson Funeral Home in New Haven with Brother Richard Tennant officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Letart. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Anderson Funeral Home. Online condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.mcdonaldandnew.com or www.andersonfh.com.
Notice entered Monday, May 02, 2005.

John W. 'Jack' Ambrose
Pomeroy, Ohio
May 3, 2005
John W. "Jack" Ambrose, 75, of Pomeroy, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
He was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School. He was an Army Veteran and a member of Drew Webster Post 39, Pomeroy American Legion. He formerly was employed as manager at Kroger. He was a member of the Middleport First Baptist Church.
He was born Jan. 8, 1930, in Sir Johns Run, W.Va., son of the late John W. and Clara Compton Ambrose.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Norman Snodgrass.
He is survived by his wife, Corrine "Coke" Manley Ambrose of Pomeroy; his daughters, Janet Ambrose of Pomeroy and Rebecca (Bobby) Geyer of Lewisburg, N.C.; his grandsons, John W. (Britney) Ambrose of Parkersburg, W.Va.,and Adam Wesley Geyer of Lewisburg; a great-granddaughter, Dana Lynn Roberts of Mason, W.Va.; a sister, Betty Lue Snodgrass of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ancill "Sis" and Norman VanMatre; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2005, at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport with the Rev. Mark Morrow officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire, Ohio. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2005, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.fisherfuneralhomes.com.
Notice entered Wednesday, May 04, 2005.

Virgie L. Blake
Point Pleasant
May 3, 2005
Virgie L. Blake, 86, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant.
She was a homemaker.
She was born March 23, 1919, in Cabell County, the daughter of the late Edward Boggs and Millie Adkins Boggs Blake.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Blake; one daughter, Jewell Blake; one son, Roy Blake; three brothers; one sister; three great-grandchildren; and two sons-in-law, Dwight Sayre and Edward Willet Sr.
She is survived by her special companion, Don Russell of Point Pleasant; sons and daughters-in-law, O'Dell Blake of Middleport, Ohio, Pearl and Ruth Blake of Hartford, W.Va., Delbert and Loretta Blake of Middleport, and Bill and Peggy Blake of Pomeroy, Ohio; daughters, Sylvia Sayre of New Haven, W.Va., and Goldie Willet of Point Pleasant; one brother, Hurshel Boggs of Axton, Va.; one sister, Inez Linville of Columbus, Ohio; 27 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Pastor Mike Finnicum officiating. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2005, at the funeral home. Condolences may be e-mailed to deal_fh@charter.net.
Notice entered Thursday, May 05, 2005.

Eileen Kay Coln
Chattanooga, Tenn.
May 3, 2005
Eileen Kay Coln, 76, of Chattanooga, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at her home.
She was born in Point Pleasant, W.Va., and she graduated from Point Pleasant High School.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hattie and Dewey Kay; her daughter, Virginia; her brothers, James and Dewey Kay; and her sisters, Gerry Smith and Nellie Stotts.
She is survived by her husband, George; her son, Gregg; her daughter, Nina; and several grandchildren, all of Chattanooga.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2005, at Turner Funeral Home Dodds Avenue Chapel, 1101 Dodds Ave., in Chattanooga. There will be a private burial. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2005, at the chapel.
Notice entered Thursday, May 05, 2005.

Linda Lou Cossin
Leon
May 4, 2005
Linda Lou Cossin, 57, of Leon, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at Charleston Area Medical Center following a short illness.
She was a homemaker and attended Mt. Tabor Church on Gunville Ridge.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mary Willis
She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Curtis Cossin, whom she married June 23, 1972 by the Rev. Charles Higginbotham.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, William of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Adam of Leon; brothers, Jack Willis of Circleville, Ohio, and Jerry Willis of Everett, Wash.; sisters, Anne Guthrie of Marysville, Wash., Norma Hines of Columbus, Ohio, and Darletta Sayre of Baltimore, Ohio; and two nieces and 14 nephews.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Raynes Funeral Home in Buffalo, W.Va. Burial will follow at Mt. Tabor Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2005, at the funeral home.
Notice entered Sunday, May 08, 2005.

Dorothy Russell Dawson
New Haven
May 5, 2005
Dorothy Russell Dawson, 79, of New Haven, W.Va., passed away Thursday, May 5, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was a 1943 graduate of Wahama High School and a former employee of Central Operating Company. She also worked as office manager at the former Karr and VanZandt Oldsmobile-Cadillac dealership. She retired from the Jim Cobb auto dealership in 1987. She was a Christian and former member of the Rejoicing Life Church, where she served as church treasurer for a number of years. At the time of her death, she was a member of the New Haven United Methodist Church.
She was born Aug. 23, 1925, in West Columbia, W.Va., daughter of the late Lawrence Russell and the late Helen Francis Stewart.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Burrell B. Dawson, in 2001; her stepfather Raymond "Bud" Stewart; a special cousin, Margie Hoffman Nesbitt; and a brother-in-law, Phillip "Flip" Werry.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey A. and Janet Lee Russell of Mason, W.Va.; grandson, Jeffrey Ryan Russell of Mason; granddaughter, Katie Lee Russell of Mason; six half-brothers, James Stewart of Chester, Ohio, Ralph Stewart of Mason, Lawrence E. Russell of Mason, Joseph L. Russell of Wichita, Kan., Robert L. Russell of Lorain, Ohio, and Ronald W. Russell of Lorain; five half-sisters, Karen Stewart Werry of Chester, Josephine VanMeter of Warren, Ohio, Carolyn Sue Roush of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Donna Schwartz of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Patty Knapp of Elyria, Ohio; her stepmother, Beatrice Russell of West Columbia; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Anderson Funeral Home in New Haven, with the Rev. Dennis Saunders and Pastor Lawrence Forman officiating. Burial will follow in Lone Oak Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2005, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.andersonfh.com.
Notice entered Sunday, May 08, 2005.

Lucille Jeffers
Ashton, W.Va.
May 5, 2005
Lucille Jeffers, 42, of Ashton, W.Va., died Thursday, April 28, 2005.
A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Notice entered Thursday, May 05, 2005.

Rodney E. Bush
Gallipolis Ferry
May 8, 2005
Rodney E. Bush, 61, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at home.
He was a steel laborer at Steel of West Virginia. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Local 37 United Steel Workers of Huntington, W.Va.
He was born Dec. 28, 1943, in Mason County, the son of Dorothy (Hoffman) Bush of Gallipolis Ferry and the late Harold Bush.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Evelyn Louise Bush of Gallipolis Ferry; two daughters, Sonya (John) Perry of Lesage, W.Va., and Rhonda Fielder of Huntington; two stepsons, Michael (Becky) Rainey of Apple Grove, W.Va., and Bruce Rainey of Ashville, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Beverly (Steve) Hodge of Milton, W.Va., and Teresa Reynolds of Apple Grove; a granddaughter, Ally Rider of Lesage; a grandson, Erik Fielder of Huntington; and six grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Revs. Saunders Rulen and Lee Baird officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Gallipolis Ferry. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be John Perry, Michael Rainey, Bruce Rainey, Michael Rainey Jr., Andrew Rainey and Bo Reynolds.

Helen Lyons
Helen J. Lyons, 67, of Letart, died May 8, 2005, at her residence.
She was a homemaker.
Lyons was born Oct. 18, 1937, in Leon, the daughter of the late Addison and Dorothy (Maddox) Thornton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie R. Lyons.
She is survived by her daughters, Rosiline Oldaker of Hartford, Lorainne Sunday of New Haven, and Christine Lyons of Letart; sons and daughters-in-law, Cecil and Joan Lyons of West Columbia, John and Norma Lyons of Letart; son, Darryl Lyons of Letart; nine grandchildren and one great grandson; sister, Mae Morrison of Middleport; sisters/brothers-in-law, Louise and Cecil Roush of Broad Run, W.Va., Judy and Ike Spencer of Racine; brother/sister-in-law, Lloyd and Amy Thornton of Letart and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Bethel Cemetery, with Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. There will be no visitation or special services. Arrangements are being handled by Foglesong Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, and friends may send condolences to foglesongtucker@myway.com by email to the family.

Loretta 'Sis' Rogers
POMEROY - Loretta "Sis" Rogers, 82, of Pomeroy, Ohio died Monday, May 9, 2005 at her residence.
Born in Mason, W. Va. on Feb. 16, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Leonard McDaniel and Ola Mae (Wears) McDaniel. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Christian Brethren Church in Mason, W. Va. where she was a vocational Bible school teacher. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary of Feeey-Bennett Post 128 of Middleport.
Besides here parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Ruth Bush, Bessie Hudson, patty Hudson, Shirley McDaniel, and brothers, Leonard Clarence McDaniel, Albert McDaniel, Dale "Buster" McDaniel, and Boyd, "Short' McDaniel.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Audrey Jane and Boyd Kinzel of Pomeroy; grandchildren, Keith and Stephen Kinzel, several great grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Millie McDaniel of East Lake; Ralph an Judy McDaniel Of Pomeroy, , Rankin and Juanita McDaniel of Mason, W.Va, sisters and brother-in-law, Peggy and Brooks Edwards of Mason, W.Va., and Alice Lawhorn of Mason, W.Va.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2005 at the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home with IPasdtor Huing Green officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Pomeroy. Friends may call at the funeral home 6 to 9 p.m.
E-Mail condolences to the family may be sent to foglesongtucker@myway.com
Notice entered Monday, May 09, 2005.

Lucille Jeffers
Ashton, W.Va.
May 5, 2005
Lucille Jeffers, 42, of Ashton, W.Va., died Thursday, April 28, 2005.
A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Notice entered Thursday, May 05, 2005.

Phyllis Parrish Braden
New Haven, W.Va.
May 8, 2005
Phyllis Parrish Braden, 73, of New Haven, W.Va., passed away Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Overbrook Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Ripley, W.Va., the daughter of the late Gerry Parrish and the late Mattie Randolph Braden.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold S. Braden Sr.; her son, Harold S. Braden Jr.; her daughter, Lynda Young; and her stepfather, Ardell Braden.
She is survived by her son, Stanley Braden of Owenton, Ky.; daughter, Rhonda (Lennie) Tennant of New Haven; a brother, Ronald (Helen) Braden of Cottageville, W.Va.; brother, Donald (Dolly) Braden of Ripley; sisters, Dorothy (Phillip) Buralli of Paw Paw, Mich., Betty (Wayne) Wilson of Letart Falls, Ohio, Elizabeth (Roy) Miller of Leroy, W.Va., and Ardella Helmick of Parkersburg, W.Va.; grandsons, Michael (Chastity) Young of New Haven, Lennie (Jennifer) Tennant of New Haven, David Tennant of New Haven, Josh Braden of Fort Worth, Texas and Derrick Braden of Owenton; granddaughters, Kim Zerkle, Lori (Dennie) Shinn of Mt. Alto, W.Va. and Michelle Young of Carrolltown, Ky., and great- grandchildren, Kaitlyn Zerkle, Robert Zerkle, Kaula Young, Haylee Young, D.J. Gibbs and Allison Tennant.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at Anderson Funeral Home in New Haven with the Rev. Mike Finnicum officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2005, at the funeral home. A guest register is available at www.andersonfh.com.

Robert William Patterson
Robert William Patterson, 81, of Henderson, W.Va., died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Overbrook Center in Middleport, Ohio.
He was a retired chief engineer for the Ohio River Company, with 35 years of service. He also was a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II and a member of the American Legion Post #23 of Point Pleasant. He enjoyed cooking, antiquing and the company of his cats.
He was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Henderson, the son of the late Mary L. (Leport) Patterson.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel (Roach) Patterson, in 1983.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (McCloud) Patterson of Henderson; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Patricia Patterson of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; two grandsons, Robert (Adria) Patterson of Point Pleasant and Bryan Patterson of Huntington, W.Va.; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard Eli and Mae Patterson of Henderson; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2005, at the Concord Cemetery with Minister George Topping officiating. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Red Cross in Huntington.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.

Charles S. Wheeler
Charles S. Wheeler, 80, of West Columbia, W.Va., died Friday, May 6, 2005, at his residence.
He was retired from Foote Mineral Corporation. He was a member of Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926 and served in the Army during World War II.
He was born Dec. 29, 1924, in West Columbia, son of the late William H. and Addie (Tate) Wheeler.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John Michael Wheeler; sisters, Ruth Wheeler, Lula Wheeler and Eula Ferguson; and brothers, Shirley, Woodrow, Harry, Robert and John Wheeler.
He is survived by his wife, Bertha (Clark) Wheeler of West Columbia; a daughter, Helen Kay Gagnon of Van, W.Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Terry Michaels of Pomeroy, Ohio; a son, Charles W. Wheeler of West Columbia; seven grandchildren, John Michael Wheeler Jr., Brad Wheeler, Amy McKinney, Angel McKinney, Crystal Harrison, Matthew Gagnon and Michelle Nottingham; seven great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth "Sis" and James Roush of West Columbia; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, W.Va., with Pastor James Lewis officiating. Military graveside services by VFW Post 9926 and American Legion Post 140 and burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2005, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at foglesongtucker@myway.com.

Rodney E. Bush
Rodney E. Bush, 61, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at his home.
Arrangements will be conducted by Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Notice entered Monday, May 09, 2005.

Virginia 'Ginnie' Alice (Gask Blessing
Louisa, Ky.
May 15, 2005
Virginia "Ginnie" Alice (Gaskins) Blessing, 90, of Louisa, Ky., and formerly of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Sunday afternoon, May 15, 2005, at her home.
She was a 1932 class graduate of Point Pleasant High School. She worked as a substitute mail carrier and as a clerk at Heights Post Office and the Mason County Health Department. She also worked in medical records at Pleasant Valley Hospital. She was a member of Heights United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, the Christian Friendship Sunday School class, and the United Methodist Women, where she had served as president. She also had served as teacher and superintendent of the primary department and many other church offices and had been chairperson of the missions committee.
She was born March 14, 1915 in Point Pleasant, the daughter of the late Leonard O. and Anna Elizabeth (Zuspan) Gaskins.
She was the wife of the late Hale Burden Blessing.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Carolyn Phyllis Morrison.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet Lee and Robert Newell of Pickerington, Ohio, and Ruth Ann and Dan Vansickle of Louisa; two sisters, Helen Elizabeth Morrison of Akron, Ohio, and Nadia Jean Sullivan of Louisa; a sister-in-law, Annis Blessing of Point Pleasant; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at the Heights United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Joseph "Jody" Vansickle officiating. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant and at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Educational Trust Fund at Heights U.M. Church, 2016 North Main St., Point Pleasant, WV 25550 or to the Building Fund at First U.M. Church, P.O. Box 763, Louisa, KY 41230.
Notice entered Wednesday, May 18, 2005.

Virginia Mae Snodgrass
Point Pleasant, W.Va.
May 16, 2005
Virginia Mae Snodgrass, 86, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Monday, May 16, 2005, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant.
She was a homemaker and had owned the Snodgrass Grocery in Henderson, W.Va. She was a member of the Henderson Church of Christ and a retired nursing assistant from Pleasant Valley Hospital and Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She also was a Pleasant Valley Hospice volunteer.
She was born July 7, 1918, in Maggy, W.Va., daughter of the late Wilson Emory and Lillian Mae (Jeffers) Litchfield.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Harvey Snodgrass on March 27, 1970; and a brother, Homer Litchfield.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Lou (Mike) Bates of Fort Worth, Texas; two sons, William E. "Jack" (Sandra) Snodgrass of Margaret, Ala., and John Allen (Cindy) Snodgrass of Point Pleasant; five grandchildren, Lynn Smith and Heather Snodgrass, both of Point Pleasant, Michael Snodgrass of Alabama, Joseph Chapman of Fort Worth, and Bethany (Tony) David of Alabama; five great-grandchildren, Takeesha Smith, Terrell Hunt and D'Angelo Armstrong, all of Point Pleasant, Haley Chapman of Fort Worth, and Peyton David of Alabama; two nieces, Sue (John) Leport of Henderson, and Sarah L. Litchfield of Huntington, W.Va.; special friends, Mary Thomas, Peggy Jones, and Joan and Doug Childers; and many friends and church family.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at the Henderson Church of Christ in Henderson with Minister George Topping officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant and one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Virginia to the Henderson Church of Christ.
Notice entered Wednesday, May 18, 2005.

Hilda D. Wilson
New Haven
May 18, 2005
Hilda D. Wilson, 84, of New Haven, died May 18, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation.
She was retired from the Aileen Sewing Factory, and was a born again Christian. She was a member of the Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Strasburg, Va., and Father's House Church in Hartford.
Wilson was born Oct. 26, 1920, in Strasburg, Va., daughter of the late Robert Franklin Dyke and Florence Virginia (Conner) Dyke.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Wilson; sons, Richard Wymer, Shelby Wymer and William Edward Wilson; granddaughter, Tracey Wymer; brothers, Warner, Louis and Robbie Dyke; and a sister in infancy.
Survivors include daughter/son-in-law, Cecelia Ann (Wilson) and Sam Eugene McKinney, Sr of Hartford; son/daughter-in-law, Robert "Bob" and Vivian Wymer of Wardensville, Va.; grandchildren, Eddie McKinney, Robin Wymer, Lisa Barb, Laura Shrum, Eric Wymer, Gene Wymer, Tony Wymer, Boyd Wymer, Dean Wymer, Stella See, Robert Wymer, Jr. and Clarence Wymer; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers/sisters-in-law, Henry and Joy Dyke of Toms Brook, Va., Arthur and Fleda Dyke of Toms Brook, Va.; sister, Yosbel Dellinger of Toms Brook, Va.; sister/brother-in-law, Ann and John Nicholes of West Virginia and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Stover Funeral Home in Strasburg, Rev. Sam McKinney, Sr. officiating. Visitation will be held at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home on Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m., and at Stover Funeral Home on Sunday from 6-9 p.m. She will be buried in the Riverview Cemetery in Strasburg.
Pallbearers will be Warner Dyke, Eddie McKinney, Eric Wymer, Robert Wymer, Jr, Clarence Wymer and Kevin Wymer. Condolences may be emailed to foglesongtucker@myway.com.
Notice entered Sunday, May 22, 2005.

Ruby Bethel Stowers
Point Pleasant
May 22, 2005
Ruby Bethel Stowers, 89, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at the Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Sandhill Church of Christ in Point Pleasant.
She was born June 8, 1915 in Scarry Creek, W.Va., daughter of the late Henry and Eliza (Cooper) Plumley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Larken Stowers; four brothers, Donald, Ronald, Russell and Lee Plumley; and a great-granddaughter, Katherine Pusey.
She is survived by a daughter, Lithia Thompson of Point Pleasant; two sons, Wesley Lee (Ethelene) Stowers of Charlottesville, Va., and Clifford Lewis (Laurie) Stowers of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Hazel Salmons of Hurricane, W.Va., and Elva Plumley of Texas; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one step-grandson.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Minister Pete Allinder officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Letart, W.Va. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the funeral home.
Notice entered Tuesday, May 24, 2005.

Rodney H. Gibeaut
Point Pleasant
May 24, 2005
Rodney H. Gibeaut, 82, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday evening, May 24, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.
He was retired from the West Virginia State Farm Commission as a dairy worker. He attended the Henderson Church of Christ, was active with the Mason County senior citizens and was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School.
He was born Sept. 28, 1922 in Mason County, the son of the late George Washington and Sarah Gibeaut.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Violet Fridley and Sylvia Gibeaut; and three brothers, Henry, George and Pete Gibeaut.
He is survived by his wife, Carol J. (Williams) Gibeaut; one daughter, Brenda (Jeffrey) Collins of Proctorville, Ohio; one son, Scott (Suzie) Gibeaut of Huntington; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Collins, Brianna Collins and Chase and Logan Gibeaut; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 27 at Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.
Notice entered Wednesday, May 25, 2005.

Helen Roberta Nibert
Gallipolis Ferry
May 23, 2005
Helen Roberta Nibert, 67, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Wyoma Pentecostal Church in Gallipolis Ferry and attended Life Line Apostolic Church in Point Pleasant.
She was born June 26, 1937, in Mason County, the daughter of the late Melvin Holley and Norma Barker Holley.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Lilly Marie Bonecutter.
She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Nibert of Gallipolis Ferry; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael L. and Melissa Nibert of Gallipolis Ferry; daughter, Debra Ross of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Larry (Margaret) Holley of Columbus; and one sister, Linda Sue Smith of Point Pleasant.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Charles Birchfield officiating. Burial will follow in Wyoma Cemetery in Gallipolis Ferry. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at the funeral home.
Notice entered Tuesday, May 24, 2005.

Walter Reitmire
Hartford
May 24, 2005
Walter Ray Reitmire, 65, of Hartford, died Tuesday May 24, 2005, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was a carpenter, and a member of the Hartford Church of Christ, and Carpenters Local No. 1159. He was born on Nov. 18, 1939, in Mingo Junction, Ohio, son of the late Harry Alfred Reitmire Sr. and Erma Beatrice (Cunningham) Reitmire.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth, George, Floyd M. and Harry Reitmire Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Mae Reitmire of Hartford, and sons Walter Ray Reitmire Jr. of Point Pleasant and Jerry Levi Reitmire of Hartford; daughter, Emily Hudson of Mason; daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Lester Hornbake of Florida; grandchildren Joshua, Terry and David Reitmire,
Stephen Coon and Lisa Green; brother and sister-in-law, John and Martha Reitmire of Mason, Jack and Judy Reitmire of Hartford, James Reitmire of Hartford, Thomas and Etsuko Reitmire of Japan; brother: Richard Reitmire of New Haven; sisters, Erma JoAnn Goulart and Deborah Reitmire, both of Hartford.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, with Rev. David Carr officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to foglesongtucker@myway.com by e-mail.
Notice entered Thursday, May 26, 2005.

Charles F. 'Buck' Yonker
Letart
May 24, 2005
Charles F. "Buck" Yonker, 83, of Letart, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at the Overbrook Center in Middleport.
He was born March 29, 1922, in New Haven, W.Va., son of the late Charley Yonker and Jesse Cundiff Yonker.
He retired in 1984 as a welder at the Kyger Creek Power Plant of Ohio Valley Electric Corp.
He was a member of the Bachtel United Methodist Church, the National Rifle Association and Smith-Capehart Post No. 140 of the American Legion. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Yonker; and two sisters, Leota Kennedy and Leona McFarland.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris Grinstead Yonker of Letart; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Monica Yonker of Hunt Valley, Md., Bryan Lee and Linda Yonker of Pomeroy, and Nathan and Mickey Yonker of New Haven, W.Va.; and daughter and a son-in-law, Sonya and Larry Roush of Letart.
He is also survived by grandchildren, Jamie (Becky) Roush, Derek (Paula) Yonker, Kelly (Darrin) Gilland, Jodie (Andrea) Roush, Scott (Shari) Yonker, Corey Yonker, Cassie (Benji) Manuel, Jennifer Yonker, Jason Yonker and Jordan Roush; eight great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Charlotte Yonker of Mason, W.Va.; a sister, Martha Powell of Indianapolis, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005, in the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home at Mason, with the Rev. Larry Luckeydoo officiating. Burial will follow in the Graham Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2005.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by Smith-Capehart Post No. 140 of the American Legion and Stewart-Johnson Post No. 9926 of the VFW.
E-mail condolences to foglesongtucker@myway.com.
Notice entered Thursday, May 26, 2005

Ashton man killed in accident during holiday weekend
ASHTON
By Diane Pottorff
- An Ashton man was the only reported death from a vehicle accident during the Memorial Day weekend.
At about 5:15 p.m. Monday, Jason E. Smith, 27, was driving west on Ashton-Upland Road when he lost control of his 1991 Ford Ranger after leaving a curve, according to Trooper J.M. Finnicum of the Mason County Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. The truck left the roadway and struck a tree.
Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger in the truck, Joshua S. Hutchinson, 18, of Huntington, was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center by a HealthNet helicopter, according to Finnicum.
Hutchinson was listed in serious condition Tuesday, Kim Price, spokeswoman with SMMC, said.
Finnicum noted that neither of the men was wearing a seat belt. It is not known if alcohol or speed were factors of the accident.
Story created Tuesday, May 31, 2005.

Donald R. Metz
Point Pleasant
May 26, 2005
Donald R. Metz, 74, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Thursday evening, May 26, 2005, at Specialty Select Hospital in Charleston, W.Va.
He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum after 38 years as a master electrician. He was a member of the USWA No. 5668, had been a member of the Church of Christ and was a graduate of Clay County High School.
He was born Aug. 27, 1930 in Clay County, the son of the late William M. and Sarah (Walls) Metz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy J. (Young) Metz; two sisters, Jean Metz and Patricia Roush; and one brother, Thomas Metz.
He is survived by two sons, Donald Metz II of Columbus, Ohio, and James Metz of Thomasville, N.C.; one daughter, Mary Beth Mounts of Charleston; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29 at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Minister Peter Allinder officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Notice entered Monday, May 30, 2005.

Dr. James Karl Bletner
Knoxville, Tenn.
May 27, 2005
Dr. James Karl Bletner, 92, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Friday, May 27, 2005, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center
He was a member of Church Street United Methodist Church and an active volunteer at the O'Connor Senior Center. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46 and received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from West Virginia University and his Ph.D. degree in poultry nutrition from Ohio State University. He taught poultry science at West Virginia University and for 20 years at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While at U.T., he served as financial adviser of Alpha Kappa Chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho and served on the board of directors of the Interfraternity Council Food Cooperative. He was faculty adviser for the Poultry Club and a coordinator for the Southeastern Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest. In 1978, Dr. Bletner received the Outstanding Greek Faculty Member award and in 2004 was named Alpha Gamma Rho's top 100 men for their first century. He was a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Nutrition, American Poultry Historical Society, Animal Nutrition Research Council, Nutrition Today Society, Poultry Science Association, World's Poultry Science Association, Sigma Xi and Gamma Sigma Delta. He also authored numerous papers and abstracts on poultry nutrition.
He was born July 29, 1912, in Mason, W.Va., the son of the late Karl and Alice Bletner
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Thorniley Bletner in 1996.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and David Myers of Evans, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, James and Donna Bletner of Knoxville; grandchildren, Debbie Myers of Augusta, Ga., Beth Myers of Cartersville, Ga., and Michael Moyer of Knoxville; and sister and brother-in-law, Pearl Fay and Virgil E. Hereford of Southside, W.Va.
Services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 31 at Church Street United Methodist Church in Knoxville, with the Revs. William J. Fowler and Cabel Trent officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Cemetery. The brothers of Alpha Gamma Rho will serve as pall bearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church Street United Methodist Church Building Fund, 900 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902 or to the University of Tennessee Alpha Gamma Rho Scholarship Endowment, which he co-founded. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 30 at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel in Knoxville.
Notice entered Tuesday, May 31, 2005.

Effie Evelyn (Birchfield) Roach
Henderson
May 31, 2005
Effie Evelyn (Birchfield) Roach, 93, of Henderson, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, May 31, 2005, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
She was a retired cook for Mason County schools and was a member of Bellemead United Methodist Church.
She was born May 2, 1912, in Mammoth, W.Va., the daughter of the late Harrison and Nora (Wears) Birchfield.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Garry Roach; three sisters, Eva Byus, Mary Lewis and Melva Neal; and two brothers, Cecil "Bud" Birchfield and William "Bill" Birchfield.
She is survived by one daughter, Betty Wallis of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; four sons, Garry "Tom" (Phyllis) Roach of Henderson, James (Linda) Reynolds and John (Sue) Reynolds, all of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., and Wesley "Sonny" (Marlene) Reynolds of Point Pleasant; one sister-in-law, Inez Birchfield of Gallipolis Ferry; seven grandchildren, Tony Roach, Joe Wallis, Mike Reynolds, Samantha Hoffman, Susan Hatten, Sonya Davis and Stephanie Wedge; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 3 at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery in Henderson. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the funeral home.
Notice entered Wednesday, June 01, 2005.

Kenny Cooke
Ormond Beach, Fla.
February 1, 2005
The family of Kenny Cooke, lifelong area resident, announce a celebration of life memorial reception Tuesday evening, June 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Riverside Golf Club in Mason. His many friends are invited and encouraged to attend. This event will follow a private family graveside service earlier in the day.
He passed away in February in Ormond Beach, Fla., after a recent relocation. He will be missed by his many friends and family. Survivors include his wife Jean; daughter, Connie (Don) Pullin, and son, Tom (Kim), all of Ormond Beach; brother, Bill (Rosemary) of Pomeroy; sister, Charlotte (Danny) Yonker of Mason; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
His brothers Robert, Bernard, Donald and John also preceded him in death.
Born in Graham Station, W.Va. to J.C. and Hattie Cook, he graduated from Wahama High School and worked 44 years as a Riverboat Chief Engineer with DRAVO Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa., before retiring in 1985. During his lifetime, he also had interests in real estate, property management and insurance. He was a member of the Mason VFW, Riverside Golf Club, Masonic Lodge and Eagles Club.
Notice entered Thursday, June 02, 2005.

Kimberly Jo 'Sissy' Morrow
Point Pleasant
May 31, 2005
Kimberly Jo "Sissy" Morrow, 58, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at the Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant.
She was an employee of the Mason County Board of Education as a bus driver, a consultant of the Longaberger Company, a graduate of Point Pleasant High School class of 1964 and was a Eucharistic Minister and member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Pomeroy, Ohio.
She was born Jan. 10, 1947 in Mason County, daughter of the late Tracy Robert and Helen Louise (Johnson) Simpkins.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Samuel V. Simpkins, Gene Simpkins and Tracy Lee Simpkins.
She is survived by her husband, James E. Morrow of Point Pleasant; three sons, Guy (Jodi) Morrow of Lawrenceburg, Ind., Bill (Shelli) Morrow of Granger, Ind., and Bryan (Stephanie) Morrow of Point Pleasant; one brother, Patrick Jason (Pam) Simpkins of Mason, W.Va.; and six grandchildren, Chelcie, Brandon, Darian, Collin, JoLynn and Kyelar Morrow.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place 11 a.m. Friday, June 3 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pomeroy with Father Walter Heinz and Father Frank Neville officiating. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Pomeroy. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with a vigil service beginning at 8:45 p.m.
Notice entered Thursday, June 02, 2005.

Jason E. Smith
Ashton
May 30, 2005
Jason E. Smith, 27, of Ashton, W.Va., passed away Monday, May 30, 2005 in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was born Sept. 14, 1977, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., a son of James and Vickie Smith.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Jamie Smith of Glenwood, W.Va., Josh Smith of Ashton and John (Rhonda) Smith of Glenwood; one sister, April (Denny) Nibert of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; maternal grandparents, Wyndall and Helen Edmunds of Ashton; two nephews, J.D. Nibert and Aaron Smith; one niece, Shala "Britches" Nibert; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 3 at Heck Funeral Home in Milton, W.Va., with the Rev. Don Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Pete Meadows Cemetery in Glenwood. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.heckfuneralhome.net.
Notice entered Thursday, June 02, 2005.

Helen Kathleen Berkley
New Haven
June 5, 2005
Helen Kathleen Berkley, 58, of New Haven, W.Va., died Sunday, June 5, 2005 at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant.
She was a teacher for many years in the Mason County School System.
She was born April 1, 1947 in Cumberland, Md., daughter of the late James and Kathleen Helen (Brandt) Kave.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Vicky Berkley of New Haven; a son, Ben Berkley of Johnson City, Tenn.; grandchildren, Dalton Berkley, Paige Berkley, Jake Berkley, Jerry Berkley and Nicholas Berkley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jesse and Brenda Kave of Hurricane, W.Va., and A.J. and Bobbie Kave of Parkersburg, W.Va.; a companion, Tony Weaver of New Haven; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 9 at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, W.Va., with Pastor Ron Branch officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Run Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at foglesongtucker@myway.com.
Notice entered Tuesday, June 07, 2005.

William 'Bill' Alden Winkler
Logan
June 5, 2005
William "Bill" Alden Winkler, 70, entered eternal life Sunday, June 5, 2005, at his home with his wife, family and friends by his side.
He was born Aug. 26, 1934 in Logan, W.Va., the son of the late John and Myrtle (Stout) Winkler.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jackie Scarberry; brothers, David and Robert Winkler; and step-daughter, Pamela Shiflett.
He loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and he will be missed by them and his wife of 24 years and his daughters.
In addition to his wife, Betty Carol (Scarberry) Winkler, whom he married July 25, 1981, he is survived by two daughters, Myra (Kenny) Meyers of West Jefferson, Ohio, and Sebrena (Ted) Lovell of Westerville, Ohio; two step-daughters, Toni (Bob) Kenney and Tina (Carl) Nicholson, both of Columbus, Ohio; four grandsons; two step-granddaughters; two step-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; two great-grandsons; two step-great-granddaughters; two step-great-grandsons; and one sister, Arlene (James) Thompson of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.
Services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 at Boring-Sheridan Funeral Home in Thornville, Ohio. Visitation will be 5-6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Services also will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at Balls Chapel in Ashton, W.Va., with burial immediately following in Ashton Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Notice entered Tuesday, June 07, 2005.

Paul E. Postlewait
Point Pleasant
June 7, 2005
Paul E. Postlewait, 84, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, in Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
He was an electrician for Scioto Village in Columbus and a respected member of the Gospel Light House Church in Point Pleasant that served he and his family for many years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II throughout northern France and central Europe. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct Medal Meritorious Unit award and World War II Victory Ribbon.
He was born Oct. 13, 1920, in Parkersburg, the son of the late Alexander and Emma McClure Postlewait.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Postlewait of Point Pleasant; one daughter, Jean Nathan of Arizona; two granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to offer heartfelt thanks to all of their family and friends that have lovingly participated in this their hour of need. Paul will be sorely missed by his family and friends as he dwells with the Lord.
Services will be 11 a.m., Saturday at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Bill Banks officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant with full military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 23 of Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Gospel Light House Church, Point Pleasant, in his memory.
Notice entered Sunday, June 12, 2005.

Edgar M. Workman
Columbus, Ohio
June 6, 2005
Edgar M. Workman, 88, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on June 6, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Jan. 24, 1917, in Point Pleasant.
Workman lived in Columbus for 64 years. He was a veteran of World War II, and attended Bliss College. He retired from the Celanese Corporation in 1981, and after that spent many years doing painting and carpentry for family and friends. He was a member of the Maize Manor United Methodist Church. He enjoyed traveling and visiting the Great Smokey Mountains with his wife.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Charlesana (Charlie) Workman; his sister, Violet Ray of Orlando, Fla.; and his brother, Frank Workman of Columbus. Also survived by a son, Charles Workman, and his wife, Bronwyn; a daughter, Sharon, and her husband, Chris Cooley, of the Columbus area; grandchildren Lisa and her husband, Shawn Gaines, Lori and her husband, Jason Blevins, and Matt, Julie and Kate Workman; great-grandchildren, Carter Gaines and Allyssa Blevins.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St. (half mile south of Interstate 270), where funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Revs. Becky Piatt and P. James Freshour officiating. Entombment will follow in Kingwood Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Maize Manor United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association. The family offers special thanks to the staff at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Notice entered Wednesday, June 08, 2005.

Belford Jividen
Leon, W.Va.
June 14, 2005
Belford Jividen, 88, of Leon, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Hospital following a long illness.
He was a lifelong resident of Mason and Putnam counties, a retired truck driver for Union Carbide Corp. with 33 years of service, a minister for 51 years, having served as an evangelist in several churches in the Buffalo, W.Va., area, and a member of the Oma Chapel Church on Arbuckle Creek.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Jividen; a grandson, Everett "Bub" Jeffers; three brothers; and four sisters.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Norma Garrison Jividen; a daughter, Sharon (Virgil) Willet of Grimms Landing, W.Va.; a sister, Garnett Pauline Bennett of Buffalo; grandchildren, Vanessa (Marvin) Ross of Grimms Landing and Jennifer (Isaac) Ross of Grimms Landing; a step-granddaughter, Connie (Joshua) Tucker of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; a step-great-granddaughter, Shawnetta Tucker of Point Pleasant; and four great-grandchildren, Michael, Ashley, Zachery and Ikey.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Oma Chapel with the Revs. Sampy Hart and Randy Parsons officiating. Burial will follow at the Craig Cemetery in Grimms Landing. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 17 at Raynes Funeral Home in Buffalo.
Notice entered Thursday, June 16, 2005.

Simon P. Wamsley
Mason County, W.Va.
June 14, 2005
Simon P. Wamsley, born April 9, 1973, passed away June 14 after a lengthy bout with diabetes.
He is preceded in death by his father, George Ritchie Wamsley, and sister, Vera L. Wamsley, and all of his grandparents.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Letha and Andy Cogis of Henderson, his fiancee and guardian angel, Candy Klomp, and his children in the eyes of our God, Jennifer Woods and Kary and Britney Klompall of Apple Grove. He is survived by two brothers, John and Stacy of Apple Grove and Ricky of Apple Grove; two sisters, Mary Jean Christy of Gallipolis and Becky and Mike Rainey of Apple Grove; several aunts and uncles, seven nieces and four nephews; and a special friend, Dougie Dalton.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Rev. Lee Baird officiating. Pallbearers will be Doug Dalton, Mikee Rainey, Andy Rainey, Scott Fetty, Brian Sturgeon and Fritz Sovine.
Notice entered Thursday, June 16, 2005

Edith Hurlow
Leon
June 18, 2005
Our wonderful mother and dear friend Edith Hurlow, 81, of Leon, went home with her Lord on Saturday, June 18, 2005, in the Charleston Area Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Mingo County, W.Va., a daughter to the late Ben E. and Stella Waugh Blevins.
She was a homemaker and attended the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Church of Leon.
She is preceded in death by her husband, James Roy Hurlow, and one infant son, William Hurlow. Also, one grandson, Kevin Gardner; two sisters, Della Blevins and Beulah Pack; two brothers, Ernest Blevins and James Blevins.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Michael and Rose Hurlow of Leon, and James "Jim Bob" Hurlow, also of Leon; daughters and sons-in-law Carol and Kenneth White of Point Pleasant, Judy and Steve Johnson of Point Pleasant and Geneva "Cookie" Gardner of Point Pleasant; one sister, Virgie Blevins of Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, Tony and David Gardner of Point Pleasant, Christopher Hurlow of Leon, Valerie Johnson of Greenville, S.C., Bill and Amy Crank of Henderson, Ted and Brooke Farrington of Cedar Rapids, Iowa., Steven and Amy Beth Johnson of Lex, Ky.; great grandchildren, Mykael and Markeya Gardner, Madison and Ashten Crank, Letha May and Susanna Johnson, Jacob and Caleb Farrington; special cousin Sarah Prience of Ona, W.Va.; many beloved nieces and nephews and friends.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to all.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Pastor Matthew E. Peachey officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Flatrock. Friends may call on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Notice entered Monday, June 20, 2005.

William 'David' Powers
Gallipolis, Ohio
June 18, 2005
William "David" Powers, 40, of Gallipolis, Ohio passed away suddenly Saturday, June 18 at the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
Born Dec. 3, 1964 in Columbus, Ga., he was the son of the late William Joseph Powers and M.L. "Sally" Powers who survives in Charleston, W.Va.
David was a 1982 graduate of Point Pleasant High School and received an Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Parkersburg Community College.
David served his country in the United States Air Force from Oct. 24, 1985 to Oct. 23, 1989.
He was employed by the Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers Local #80 of Charleston, W.Va.
David was privilged to coach boys baseball at Green Elementary School for several years as that gave him the honor of being a part of his son's athletic activities.
David married his high school sweetheart, Sherry Jane Scott, on Nov. 17, 1984 and she survives with their two chidren, Ashley Marie Powers, 14, and William "Billy" David Powers, II, 9.
Other survivors include brother, J.L. "Jay" Powers and his wife, Pam of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sisters, Chris Plants, of Gallipolis, Vicki and her husband Randy Bonnell, of Banning, Calif., and Tracey of Baton Rouge, La.; sister-in-law, Debra Mink, of Gallipolis; brother-in-law, Larry Scott, of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Megan Powers, Ryan Powers, Lee Plants, Jason Perry, Sara Perry, Dustin Mink, Lindsey Mink, Larry Scott, Jr., Kimberly Bonnell, Randy Bonnell, Jr., Darby Bonnell, Dustin Dotson, Christopher Dotson, Jonathan Rowland, Victoria Rowland and Nicholas Rowland.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel of Gallipolis, with Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Military honors will be given by the Gallia County Veterans Funeral Service Detail in the cemetery.
Casketbearers will be led by David's brother, Jay, and his good friend, Mark Thompson.
The Powers family will be accepting callers from 6-9 p.m. today at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel.
Notice entered Monday, June 20, 2005.

Carl Simpkins
Point Pleasant
June 18, 2005
Carl W. Simpkins, 84, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at the home of his daughter.
He was born June 16, 1921, in Mason County, son of the late Carl Clay Simpkins and Verna (Fetty) Simpkins.
He was a riverboat captain.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Zelda Crump Simpkins; one son, Sonny Simpkins; one grandson, Brian Roach; sisters, Louise Wells, Beulah Powers and Laura Swisher; brothers, Ronald, Harry, John and Billy Simpkins; son-in-law, Harold Stewart.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Billy and Betty Simpkins, Harry and Pam Simpkins, Wesley and Michelle Simpkins and Rick Simpkins, all of Point Pleasant; daughters, Elizabeth Stewart and Patsy Simpkins, both of Point Pleasant, and Carolyn (Larry) Roach of Melbourne; Fla., Tammy (Charlie) Grimes of West Columbia, and Debbie (Scott) Roach of Point Pleasant; one sister, Myrtle Watson of Columbus; 22 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Pastor Carl Swisher officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in New Haven. Visitation will take place from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Notice entered Monday, June 20, 2005

Helen Louise Rice
Las Vegas, Nev.
June 19, 2005
Helen Louise Rice, 83, of Las Vegas, Nev., and formerly of Point Pleasant, W.Va., passed away Sunday, June 19, 2005 in Nathan Adelson Hospice in West Las Vegas.
She was a homemaker and had lived in Las Vegas for the past 44 years.
She was born March 30, 1922 in Point Pleasant, daughter of the late Cyrus Monroe and Oma Katherine (Taylor) Leport.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Burdette Jr.; her brothers, Marvin Leport and Cyrus Leport Jr.; a sister, Lucille Cook; and a granddaughter, Tracey Weaver.
She is survived by her husband, Carl Rice of Las Vegas; a son, James Rice of Las Vegas; two daughters, Cherie (Buddy) Darley of North Las Vegas, Nev., and Carlene (Frank) Haid of Las Vegas; two grandsons, Dr. Tim (Dr. Leslie) Browder and Aaron Haid, all of Las Vegas; a granddaughter, Brittany Haid of Las Vegas; a grandson-in-law, John Weaver of North Las Vegas; a sister, Ester VanSickle of Point Pleasant; a brother, Chester Leport of Point Pleasant; a niece, Shirley Ann Adkins of Point Pleasant; and four great-grandchildren, David, Richard, Justin and Carson, all of Las Vegas.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at Lone Oak Cemetery in Point Pleasant with Johnny Hayman officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be 1-2:45 p.m. Sunday at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.
Notice entered Sunday, June 26, 2005.

Timothy Robert Roush
Parkersburg
June 22, 2005
Timothy Robert Roush, 49, of Parkersburg, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2005 in Camden-Clark Hospital in Parkersburg.
He was a friend to everyone he met and a wonderful son to his surviving parents, Albert and Erma Roush of Letart. Tim was a 1974 graduate of Wahama High School and held a master's degree in engineering from West Virginia University. He worked for the Ruskin Company in Fairmont, W.Va., as their industrial engineer. He attended the Graham United Methodist Church.
Tim was born Dec. 23, 1955, in Parkersburg.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother/sister-in-law, Tom and Terry Roush; and a sister/brother-in-law, Alice and Bill Weiss, both of Letart; a fiance, Julia A. Jones of Belpre, Ohio, and several nieces, nephews and great nephews.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, with Rev. Richard Nease officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery, New Haven. Visitation will take place today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to foglesongtucker@myway.com via email.
Notice entered Sunday, June 26, 2005.

Oris G. Bumgarner
Letart
June 28, 2005
Oris G. Bumgarner

Oris G. Bumgarner, 100, of Letart, and a resident in the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was a dairy farmer, timber cutter, log hauler and school bus driver for Mason County schools. He was a lifelong member of Union United Methodist Church. He also recently was recognized on the Today Show for celebrating his 100th birthday.
He was born April 6, 1905 in the Union Community, son of the late Taylor and Sarah (Hoffman) Bumgarner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Tripp Bumgarner, who passed away Jan. 29, 2005; brothers, John Bumgarner and Ottie Bumgarner; and sisters, Mabel Bumgarner, Tyllie Roush, Millie Bumgarner and Edna Roush.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Kenneth Wyant of Pomeroy; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Connie Bumgarner of Letart; grandchildren, Kenneth Jr. (Clara) Wyant of Parma, Ohio; Timothy (Carla) Wyant of Rutland, Roger (Vickie) Bumgarner, Ryan Bumgarner and Rodney (Lisa) Bumgarner, all of Letart; great-grandchildren, Aaron and Amanda Wyant, Valerie Lieving, and Vanessa, Phillip, Sara, Brady and Bailee Bumgarner, all of Letart; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends who all were special to him.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason with the Revs. Jack Mayes, Nancy Mayes and Bobby Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to foglesongtucker@myway.com.

Notice entered Wednesday, June 29, 2005.

Bruce Lester Fellure Sr.
Eleanor
June 28, 2005
Bruce Fellure, Sr.

Bruce Lester Fellure Sr., 54, of Eleanor, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Teays Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a short illness.
He was a former chemical operator at the Union Carbide plant in South Charleston with 14 years service, a former newspaper carrier for the Charleston newspapers, former police chief of Buffalo, a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Charleston, attended Mt. Union Methodist Church, and was a 1969 graduate of Buffalo High School.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Fellure.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel Kyle Fellure; father and stepmother, Lester and Dortha Fellure of Apple Grove; sons, Bruce Lester Fellure Jr. of Hometown, W.Va., and Jeremy Fellure of Eleanor; daughter, Lauren Fellure of Glenwood; stepsister, Pam Jarvis of Gallipolis Ferry; grandchildren, Ethan and Tristan Fellure, both at home.
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Union United Methodist Church in Pliny, with Pastor Bobby Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Raynes Funeral Home in Buffalo, and at the church for one hour prior to service on Friday.

Notice entered Thursday, June 30, 2005.

Patricia S. Neal Benson
Point Pleasant
July 2, 2005
Patricia Benson

Patricia S. Neal Benson, 59, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at her home.
She was born March 29, 1946, in Mason County, daughter of the late Frank G. Stone and Frances V. (Crump) Stone. She was retired from Speedway of Point Pleasant, was a member of the Hambrick Church in Southside, and attended the New Life Baptist Church in Gallipolis.
She is survived by her son, James R. (Katie) Neal of Point Pleasant; daughters, Jamie Dean (Kenny) Carpenter of Gallipolis and Lori E. (Randy) Bunce of Point Pleasant; granddaughters, Tara Nichole Clinton and Courtney Sue Clinton; grandsons, Johnathan Dean Clinton and George Franklin Bunce; three brothers, Van F. (Frances) Stone of Point Pleasant, Charles L. Stone of Gallipolis and Larry G. (Joann) Stone of Washington state; one sister, Judy A. Stone of Kentucky.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Brother Isaiah Crump Jr. and Rev. Rick Towe officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant. Visitation will take place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Please visit deal_fh@charter.net to send email to the family.

Notice entered Tuesday, July 05, 2005.

Allan Lee Harris
Pomeroy
July 5, 2005
Allan Harris

Allan Lee Harris, 66, of Pomeroy, passed away Tuesday evening, July 5, 2005, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born on April 1, 1939, in Mason, son of the late Frank McDaniel Harris and Elizabeth Mees Harris. He was a graduate of Wahama High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the following organizations: Shade River Masonic Lodge No. 453 F&M; Meigs County RACES and the Wood County Amateur Radio Club.
He retired as a custom service specialist with EDS. He was a member of the Forest Run United Methodist Church and attended the Thursday morning Mens Christian Breakfast.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by a brother, Robert Harris.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Ann Grueser Harris of Pomeroy; son and daughter-in-law, Don (D.A.) and Michelle Harris and their daughter, Olivia, all from Long Bottom; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Jason Carleton and their daughters, Sophia and Ella, all of Reedsville; and a sister, Ann (Art) Columbini of Ashville, Ohio.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Gilmore Cemetery. Officiating will be Steve Tomek. Friends may call on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Pomeroy Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home. Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.fisherfuneralhomes.com.

John Mayes

John Charles Mayes, 95, of Henderson, died Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at his home.
He was born Oct. 8, 1909, in Mason County, son of the late Charles Carl Mayes and Lottie Leota (Stone) Mayes. He was the co-owner of Tiny's Grocery Store in Point Pleasant, and was known as a great farmer who loved his animals. He attended the United Methodist Church of Henderson.
Mayes is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Kathleen McDermit Mayes. They had no children.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven brothers: Rev. Roy, Arthur, Harold T., George A., Carl Edward, Lawrence and Robert Dale Mayes; and six sisters, Lillian F. Long, Nellie M. Terry, Mary B. Cook, Bessie Estella Clonch, Thersa Birchfield and Josephine Elaine Burris.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a special nephew and his wife, Scottie and Wilma McDermit of Gallipolis Ferry; nephew, Rev. Jack and Nancy Mayes of Point Pleasant; and special nieces, Kathy Long of Henderson and Stacey Rayburn of Gallipolis Ferry.
Services will be held at 2 p.m Saturday at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Rev. Jack and Nancy Mayes officiating. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Visitation will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

John Ray Miller

John Ray Miller of Evansville, Ind., and formerly of Columbus, Ohio, and Leon, W.Va., died June 17, 2005 at his residence.
He was a member of Sons of American Legion Post 44 of Newburgh, Ind. In recent years, he loved to travel, and he especially liked taking antique car trips with his longtime friend, Punch Walker of Evansville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elza and Alta Miller of Leon; sisters, Velsia Roush of Pomeroy, Ohio, Garnet Herdman of Leon, and Mildred "Sissy" Meade of Columbus; and brothers, Berthel "Bob" of Evans, W.Va., Ralph of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Roy of Columbus and Leonard "Chap" of Leon.
John is survived by his sons, Virgil (Glenna) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Tim (Debbie) and family of Newburgh, and Scott (Rhonda) and family of Destin, Fla.; his life-sharing companion of 15 years, Judy Happel and her loving family of Evansville; special longtime friend and traveling buddy, Dwayne Evans of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Albert Roush of Pomeroy; sisters-in-law, Marie Miller of Evans, Barbara Miller of Point Pleasant, and Mary Lou Miller of Columbus; and several nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
Of those who loved him, a summary of John's life would be "stranger to no one, friend to everyone."
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at the reconstructed Pine Grove Church in Leon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pine Grove Church Building Fund, in care of Darrell W. Herdman, Rt. 2 Box 600 Leon, WV 25123.

Roger Russell

Roger L. Russell, 83, of Mason, died July 4, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was a retired ironworker.
Russell was a member in the Mason United Methodist Church, Ironworkers Local No. 787 of Parkersburg, American Legion Post 140, VFW Post 9926 and was a World War II Army veteran.
He was born Sept. 17, 1921, in Point Pleasant, son of the late Sheridan Russell Sr. and Nellie (Errett) Russell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Sheridan Russell; an infant son, Roger L. Russell; brothers, Sheridan Russell Jr. and Elmer Russell; sister, Pauline Jeffers; and grandson, James Andrew Russell.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dorothy L. Russell of Mason; sons/daughters-in-law, Ronald and Debbie Russell of Wellston, Ohio, Brian and Sherry Russell of Leon; daughters/sons-in-law, Marcia and Jack Wolf of Mason, Mona "Chip" and Sam Legg of Leon; grandchildren: Teri (Tim) Roush, Tonia (Steve) Buzzard, Jackie Wolf (Bobby Fox), Amy (Kenny) Hoschar, Dwayne (Alyssa) Russell, Greg Russell, Ryan Russell, Nicholas Russell, Joshua Russell, Jennifer (Brian) Boles, Sabrina (Michael) McDaniel, Chad Legg, Zachary Russell, Adam Russell, Hannah Russell, Michael Russell, Doug Russell; great-grandchildren: Gabe Roush, Chelsie Roush, Jacob Buzzard, Harley Fox, Sadie Fox, Sophia Russell, Thaddeus Russell, Garrett Boles, Hayden McDaniel, Jessica Vickers and Leah Hickman.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, with Rev. Lisa McKee and Rev. Sam Cale IV officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140 and Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926. Visitation will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Please send condolences to foglesongtucker@myway.com via email.

Mary Hazel Siders

Mary Hazel Siders, 84, of Henderson died Monday, July 4, 2005, at home.
Hazel was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle of Point Pleasant and was a former employee of the Quality Manufacturing with 30 years service.
She was born May 7, 1921, in Arlie, W.Va., a daughter of the late Robert Henry Siders Sr. and Jennie B. (Willet) Siders.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Jennie Stewart, Nannie Nibert, Millie Bonecutter and Anna Siders; brothers, Robert H. Siders, Jr. and Worthy Siders, Sr.; nephew, Harry Kim Siders; and a special great-nephew, Timothy Eli Siders, II.
Survivors include three sisters, Ruby Huddleston of Henderson, Jessie Rulen of Hurricane and Emma McCarty of Point Pleasant; brother, Eli Siders of Henderson; a special friend, Anna Mead of Henderson; a special niece and nephew whom she raised, Nora Kathy Siders of Henderson and Tim Siders of Gallipolis Ferry; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Bert Flora officiating. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Notice entered Thursday, July 07, 2005.

Roy E. Turner
Ashton
July 5, 2005
Roy E. Turner, 65, of Ashton, died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant.
He was a retired demolition expert for the National Guard in Point Pleasant, a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended the Church of Christ Christian Union in Point Pleasant.
He was born Jan. 23, 1940, in Mason County, a son of Tressa Simpkins Turner and the late Elues Turner.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jaunita Turner; two sons, Rorke Everett Turner and Roy Andrew Turner; and one sister, Lana Campbell.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Brian and Melissa Turner of Ashton, Johnny Turner of Point Pleasant; daughter and son-law-law, Adeania and Michael Barcus of Gallipolis, Ohio; grandson, William Barcus of Gallipolis; and brother, Charles Turner Sr. of Point Pleasant.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Marshall Bonecutter officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Cottageville, W.Va. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Notice entered Wednesday, July 06, 2005.

Jocelyn Akers
Pliny
July 4, 2005
Jocelyn Harlan Akers, 92, of Pliny, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 4, 2005, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Alice Akers.
Born April 27, 1913, in Buckhannon, she was a daughter of the late Jackson R. and Rebecca Koon Harlan. Her husband, Paskal Ward Akers, also preceded her in death in 1967, as did her daughter, Francis Slack Galliahugh, her son, Paskal Ward "June" Akers and a great-grandson, Jeb Andrew Adkins.
She was a homemaker, a devoted member of Fraziers Bottom Church of God and a proud wife of a West Virginia coal miner.
Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Shelly K. and Glenn Adkins of Fraziers Bottom, Sherry Ann and Chuck Cooper of Pliny; her sons and daughters-in-law, Dewey Bryant and Wanda Akers of Delaware, Ohio, Russell Radford and Alice Akers of Pliny; her devoted adopted grandson, Steve "Ace" Akers of Pliny; her sister, Pauline Bennett Hornbeck of Rockledge, Fla.; her brother, Donald R. Harlan of Elkins; 12 grandchildren, Donnie Akers, Jeanette Greathouse, Angie Hodges, Dallas Akers, Scott Akers, Rusty Akers, Glenn Adkins II, Diane Scott, Jay Adkins, Chad Akers, Jennifer Smalley and Stacy Cooper; 22 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors, including three special friends, Ruth Fowler of Pliny, and Betty and Kenneth Deem of Eleanor.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Fraziers Bottom Church of God, with Rev. Gary Hale, Rev. Donnie Akers and Rev. Lester Errett officiating. Burial will be in Mount Union United Methodist Church Cemetery in Pliny. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Chapman Funeral Home, 3624 Winfield Road, Winfield. Please visit www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com to send condolences online.

Notice entered Wednesday, July 06, 2005.

Adison Chelmer Benson
Henderson
July 4, 2005
Adison Chelmer Benson, 13 days old, of Henderson died Monday, July 4, 2005, at home.
He was born June 21, 2005, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, a son of Michael E. Benson and Kristine L. Mattox Benson.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Michael Eugene Benson III, at home; maternal grandparents, Keith and LeeAnn Cook of Southside; maternal grandfather, Keith B. Mattox of Gallipolis Ferry; paternal grandmother, Julie Benson of Point Pleasant; paternal grandfather, Michael E. Benson of Gallipolis Ferry; maternal great-grandparents, Jeanann and Raymond Mount of Henderson; maternal great-grandfather, Raymond Black of Gallipolis, Ohio; maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Cook of Point Pleasant; paternal great-grandmother, Charlotte Benson of Southside; paternal great-grandfather, Gene Benson of Gallipolis Ferry; paternal great-grandfather, Bob "Jody" Smith of Point Pleasant; maternal great-great-grandparents Raymond R. and Jean R. Mount of Glenwood; and paternal great-great-grandmother, Dorothy Newell of Point Pleasant.
Graveside service will be at noon Friday, July 8, 2005, at Beech Hill Cemetery in Southside with the Rev. Pete Allinder officiating. Deal Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Notice entered Wednesday, July 06, 2005.

Richard A. Kikel
Southside, W.Va.
July 11, 2005
Richard A. Kikel, 63, of Southside, W.Va., died Monday, July 11, 2005, at Holzer Medical Center after a sudden illness.
He was a union official with Ford Motor Co. and had retired from Ford Motor Co. as a union officer. He was a member of the Junior Order of Mechanics of North America and attneded Beech Hill United Methodist Church of Southside.
He was born Sept. 26, 1941, in Bedford, Ohio, the son of the late August Kikel and Marie Wallman Kikel.
Survivors include his wife, Jeri Kikel of Southside; stepmother, Alice Kikel of Arlington, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Mark Alloy of Palo Alto Calif.; grandchildren, Nathan, Gabriel and Adam Alloy of Palo Alto; sister, Maryline Williams of Georgia; brothers, George Kikel of Colorado, John W. (Carol) Kikel of Highland Heights Cleveland, Ohio, David Kikel of Alexander, Va., Robert (Charlotte) Kikel of Calcuitt, Ga., Glenn (Tameri) Kikle of Houston, Texas, and Eddie (Grace) Kikel of China.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2005, in Beech Hill United Methodist Church in Southside, with the Rev. Nancy Mayes officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Hill Cemetery in Southside. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant. Friends may also call at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Robert Sawyers
Mason
July 10, 2005
Robert L. "Pop" Sawyers, 92, of Mason, passed away Sunday July 10, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He retired in 1975 from Foote Mineral Corp., and was a member of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Gallipolis. He was born Aug. 14, 1912, in Neola, W.Va., son of the late John Archibald Sawyers and Nellie (Campbell) Sawyers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Catherine (Allen) Sawyers, who passed away on June 19, 1994; also, daughter, Catherine Faye Cox; grandson, Dale Miller; three brothers and six sisters.
"Pop" has joined his eternal golf foursome of Walter Roush, Kenny Cook and Millard Spaulding.
Survivors include his son, Robert Sawyers of West Columbia, son/daughter-in-law, Carby and Sherry Sawyers of Louisville, Ky.; daughters/sons-in-laws, Glenna and Basil Sampson of Covington, Va., Iris and Henry Miller of Fallbrook, Calif., Mary and David Machir of Point Pleasant, Loretta and Melvin Nelson of Boise, Idaho, Jeanetta and Charles Miller of Middleport, Irma and Jeffrey McKinney of Gallipolis and Dreama and Michael Cremeans of Pomeroy, 38 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, with Elder Jan Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery in New Haven. Visitation will take place Tuesday from 7-9 p.m., also at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to foglesongtucker@myway.com via email.

Paul E. Sargent
Point Pleasant
July 12, 2005
Paul E. Sargent, 77, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at St. Mary's Medical Center.
He was self-employed.
He was born April 13, 1928 in Braxton County, West Virginia, the son of the late Glen H. and Velma (Underwood) Sargent.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Phillip Sargent; an infant granddaughter; and one sister, Madeline Murphy.
He is survived by his son, Randy (Christine) Sargent of Zanesfield, Ohio; two daughters, Sheryl (Delbert) Trout of Obetz, Ohio, and Pauletta Thomas of Montpelier, Ohio; three brothers, Cecil (Phyllis) Sargent of Leon, W.Va., Herbert (Barbara) Sargent of Denver, Colo., and Ron (Sandy) Sargent of Elkview, W.Va.; a sister, Emaline Teeuwisson of St. Albans, W.Va.; and eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be noon Friday, July 15 at Hopewell Baptist Church in Mt. Alto, W.Va., with the Rev. Ron Sargent officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation.
Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant is serving the family.

Coa Jeffers
Glenwood
July 16, 2005
Coa Jeffers, 63, of Glenwood, W.Va., died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at his residence after a long battle with cancer.
He retired from Quality Bedding Company in Huntington, W.Va., due to illness. He was a member of the Glenwood Church of Christ, an avid hunter and enjoyed dirt track and NASCAR racing with Dale Jr. being his favorite driver. Coa was a kidney transplant recipient and urges others to be a donor to save a life.
He was born Sept. 10, 1941, in Mason County, a son of the late James and Hattie Scarberry Jeffers.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Jeffers; and sister, Shelba Jean Robinson.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Peggy Munyan Jeffers; a loving mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary and Everett Munyan; and a special sister-in-law, Linda Munyan, who Coa thought of as a sister. Additional survivors include six brothers, Dolas (Sally) Jeffers; Millard (Charlene) Jeffers, Clayton (Bernice) Jeffers, Worthy (Debbie) Jeffers, James (Lillian) Jeffers, Sammie (Lucille) Jeffers; one sister, Mary Jeffers (Dick) Frazier; brother-in-law, Glen Robinson; sister-in-law, Mary Alice Jeffers; aunt and uncle, Chloe and Woodrow Huffman; several nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2005, in Beard Mortuary in Huntington with the Rev. Max Spurlock officiating. Burial will follow in Apple Grove Memorial Gardens in Apple Grove. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2005, at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.beardfuneralhome.com.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Sanjeev Sharma and the staff of St. Mary's Oncology/Radiation Department especially Vickie, Amy, Dr. Daniels and the staff of Hospice of Huntington especially Sharon Hannah, Debbie Bailey, Margie Copley, Glen Young for their loving care and support.

Edward Leo 'Jack' Nibert
Point Pleasant
July 16, 2005
Edward Leo "Jack" Nibert, 74, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Holzer Medical Center.
He was a laborer in the construction industry.
He was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Mason County, the son of the late Joseph Nibert and Mary Persinger Nibert.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Travis Nibert; brother, Everett Nibert; and sisters, Nora Nibert, Cora Price and Retla Henry.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Anne Bradley Nibert of Point Pleasant; sons and daughter-in-law, Edward and Stephanie Nibert of Gallipolis, Ohio, Lester Nibert of Maron, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Terry Clinton of Point Pleasant; five grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Marshall and Eloise Nibert of Point Pleasant.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at Pleasant Ridge Church in Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., with the Rev. Raymond Nibert and the Rev. Ron McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Gallipolis Ferry. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at the church. Deal Funeral Home of Point Pleasant is in charge of the arrangements.
Notice entered Monday, July 18, 2005.

Naomi Riley
Mason
July 18, 2005
Naomi (Nease) Riley, 81, of Mason, died Monday, July 18, 2005 at her residence.
She was a housewife.
Riley was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Mason, daughter of the late Emmett Lee Nease and Rosa Lewis Nease. In addition to her parents, she also was preceded by her husband, Marshall "Doc"Riley; sisters, Erma Turnbull, Dolly VanMeter and Lillian VanMeter; and brothers, Bernard Nease and Leonard Lloyd Nease.
Her survivors include her sons, Marshall David and Sharon Riley of Kingsport, Tenn., and Jeffrey Bruce and Mary Louise Riley of Hurricane, W.Va.; grandchildren, Rachel Riley, James Riley, Sean Patrick Riley, Logan Shea Riley; sisters, RosaLee "Peachie" Clarke of New Haven and Kathleen Trapp of Rock Hill, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at Graham Cemetery in New Haven at 11 a.m. Friday. Officiating will be Pastor Brian May. Visitation will take place Thursday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m.
Condolences may be sent to foglesongtucker@myway.com via email.
Notice entered Wednesday, July 20, 2005.

Kerry L. 'Spot' Slinde
Bounds Circle, Westover
July 16, 2005
Kerry L. "Spot" Slinde, 57, of Bounds Circle, Westover, died Saturday, July 16, 2005, at home.
He was a boilermaker by trade and a member of Local No. 667. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and received the Silver Star. He was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Point Pleasant and was a member of the American Legion and the MOOSE.
He was born Jan. 12, 1948, in Bismark, N.D., a son of Florence Horning Slinde of Point Pleasant and the late Merton Slinde.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Crystal Smith Slinde; two daughters, Keri Lynn Williams of Winchester, Va., and Lisa Marie Lane and spouse, Rick, of Independence, W.Va.; son, Merton Scott Slinde and spouse, Beth, of Point Pleasant; two stepsons, Jason and Christopher Smith of Morgantown; three sisters, Carole Oliver, Audrey Taylor and spouse, Kenny, and Lillian Rodgers and spouse, Danny; two grandsons; three granddaughters; four step-grandsons; one step-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; two best friends, Slug Oliver and Bobby McCardle; and a beloved pet, Petie.
Services will be at 1 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2005, in the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant. Burial will follow at the Kirkland Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2005, at the McCulla Funeral Home in Westover; 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home.
The family has suggested in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "Evan Roach Benefit Fund" c/o Ohio Valley Bank in Point Pleasant.
Notice entered Monday, July 18, 2005.

Belva Frye
Hartford
July 18, 2005
Belva Dale (Young) Frye, 72, of Hartford, died at home surrounded by her family on Monday, July 18, 2005, after a short illness with cancer.
She was retired from Lakin Hospital and Health Aid Pharmacy and was a member of The Bachtel United Methodist Church. She also attended the Pentecostal Light-House Church, and volunteered with the Pleasant Valley Hospital Auxiliary, The Upper Mason Food Pantry, and Hartford Senior Center.
Frye was born in Kanawha County, on Aug. 13, 1932, to the late George W. and Camie Welch Young. She was preceded in death by a brother; George Young Jr., and sisters; Genevieve Moore and Nina Young.
Survivors include daughters/sons-in-law; Bettie Shafer (Jack) Propp and Connie Shafer (Butch) Gibbs; and sons; Robert Crouse and Jerry Frye, all of Hartford; grandchildren, Bobbi Goodnite (Eddie) Shamblin, Ashlee Propp Boster, Dale, Karen and Steven Gibbs, Bethany Thompson, and Sasha Frye; great-grandchildren, Robert Messimer, and Kassidy Shaffer; brothers: Donald Young of Delphos, Ohio, Roy (Goldie) Young of St. Albans, W.Va., and Thomas Young, address unknown, sister: Ruby Parker of Clendenin, W.Va.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturdayat Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Richard Nease and Pastor Randy Parsons. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Letart. Visitation will take place Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to foglesongtucker@myway.com via email.
Notice entered Wednesday, July 20, 2005.

Mary R. Beers
Allentown, Pa.
July 20, 2005
Mary R. Beers, 81, of Allentown, Pa., died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, in Luther Crest Health Care Center in Allentown.
She was the wife of Gerald L. Beers. The couple celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on April 7. Born in Maggie, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Adam and Ada (Morrison) Rickard. Prior to starting her family, she was employed at Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington D.C. as an administrative secretary.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Diane Johnson and husband Thomas of Taipei, Taiwan, and Donna Keefer of Pearl River N.Y.; brother, Donald Rickard of Rising Sun, Ohio; grandchildren, Erik and Beth Johnson and Jamie Keefer.
Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Crest Hall at Luther Crest, 800 Hausman Road, Allentown. Visititation will take place from 2-2:30 p.m. Friday in Crest Hall. Interment in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler Pa., will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 96268, Washington D.C. 20090-6268.
Notice entered Thursday, July 21, 2005.

Jack E. Fruth
Mason
July 19, 2005
Jack E. Fruth, 77, died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, in St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington.
He was born June 3, 1928, in Mason, son of the late Henry Edward and Marjorie Mae Rothgeb Fruth.
Fruth is survived by his wife, Frances Elizabeth "Babs" Rhodes Fruth, whom he married in December 1950. Mrs. Fruth is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Home Economics, and originally is from South Charleston, Ohio.
They are the parents of five children: Michael Edward Fruth, Joan Elizabeth Fruth, Carol Rhodes Fruth, Lynne Morrow Fruth (John Rothgeb) and Joyce Hamm Fruth. Grandchildren are Stephanie, Christopher and Alexander Fruth, of Kohomo, Ind., Nicole and Elizabeth Trovato and Michael David Fruth, of Hurricane, W.Va., and Patrick Fruth-McCormick and Thomas Foust of Point Pleasant.
Fruth also leaves behind a sister, Kathryn Fruth and brother-in-law Louis Rossi; sister-in-law Winnie Strathern, and brother-in-law, Steve and Mary Rhodes. Also, nephews and nieces: James and Sharry Rossi, Edward and Judy Crooks, W. Gene and Nancy Crooks, Jeanettte and Danny Thomas, Amy and Boyd Taylor, Julie and Tim Heaton, Lincoln Rhodes, and a host of grand nieces and nephews and close friends.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Henrietta Fruth Rossi and Emogene Fruth Crooks; nephew Henry David Rossi, and niece Pamela Crooks Ewing
Fruth attended Mason Grade School, Buffalo Junior High, and graduated from Greenbrier Military School in 1946. He attended Duke University from 1946-48, and graduated from The Ohio State University School of Pharmacy with a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy in 1951. He was a member of Kappa PSI Pharmaceutical Fraternity and Pi Kappa Alpha Social Fraternity; a graduate of Dale Carnegie Course; held an honorary master's degree of public service from the University of Rio Grande in 1986, a poctovate degree of public service from the University of Rio Grande in 1999.
He was the founder and first president of Hidden Valley Country Club, was a members of Minturn Lodge No. 19, A.F. and A.M., was a member of the board of trustees at Pleasant Valley Hospital since 1958 (having served as president from 1982-83); was vice-president of the Mason County Development Authority; was former director of the Point Pleasant-Mason County Chamber of Commerce (having served as president in 1968); served on the board of directors for the Green Acres Center for Mentally Retarded from 1960-67 (having served as chairman 1962).
Fruth was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, where he was chairman of the finance committee and a member of the board.
He was director of Peoples Bank since 1965, chairman of the bank's executive committee from 1965-1988, and chairman of the board from 1988-98. He was director of the City Holding Company from 1986-1998.
Fruth was a member of the University of Rio Grande Board of Trustees, having served as president of the board from 1996-98.
His professional activities included membership in the West Virginia Pharmacists Association, having served as president in 1973; former member of the Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association; member of the Associated Chain Drug Stores, Inc. (having served on the board of directors); served as national chairman of the Affiliated Associated Drug Stores from 1989-90; and was a member of the West Virginia State Board of Pharmacy.
His awards included the Bowl of Hygeia Award For Community Service by West Virginia Pharmacists Association in 1975; the James H. Beal Award by West Virginia Pharmacists Association in 1995; the Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award in 1990; the Distinguished Alumni Award by College of Pharmacy, Ohio State University in 1993; the West Virginia Enterpreneur of The Year Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999; the Distinguished West Virginia Award by Gov. Cecil Underwood in 1999; and had the U.S. Route 35 Highway Named Fruth-Lanham Highway by Gov. Bob Wise.
Fruth enjoyed family and grandchildren and was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed attending the Ohio State football games with his family.
He was a strong supporter of education in Mason County and Rio Grande University.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will take place at the church from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church 615 Viand St. Point Pleasant, WV 25550
Notice entered Thursday, July 21, 2005.

Marcena O. Denny
Gallipolis Ferry
July 24, 2005
Marcena O. Denny, 89, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Sunday, July 24, 2005 at Arbors Nursing Home.
She was a homemaker.
She was born Aug. 1, 1915 in Mason County, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Flint) Vansickle.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Denny in 1976; a daughter, Linda K. Blain; a grandson, Randy Harles; a son, Howard Blain; brothers, Charlie, Lee Issac, Foster, Marvin and Henry Vansickle; and sisters, Ruby Sheets and Naomi Sines.
She is survived by three sons, Glenville Blain, Larry Blain and Pete Denny, all of Gallipolis Ferry; two daughters, Alice McCallister of Cheshire, Ohio, and Mary Hanna of Gallipolis Ferry; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother, John Vansickle of Columbus; and two sisters, Magdaline St. Clair of Gallipolis and Earnstaine Blake of Columbus.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Brother Joseph Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Beale Chapel Cemetery in Apple Grove, W.Va. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Notice entered Tuesday, July 26, 2005.

Charles Lester Stone
Gallipolis, Ohio
July 26, 2005
Charles Lester Stone, 67, of Gallipolis, died Tuesday morning, July 26, 2005 at his residence.
Born Oct. 18, 1937 in Point Pleasant, he was the son of the late George Franklin Stone and the late Virginia Frances Crump Stone. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Golden Stone, a grandson, Ethan Stone and a sister, Patricia Benson.
He was a retired drywall hanger and served for four years in the National Guard.
He is survived by five daughters: Alisa Austin, Lyronda Delgado and Trudy (Terry) Queen, all of Gallipolis, Martha (David) Scobie and Cassandra Stone, both of California; One son, Charles A. (Chasity) Stone of North Carolina; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two wives: Joyce Schug of Gallipolis and Sharon Rabner of California; two brothers: Van Franklin Stone of Point Pleasant and Larry Stone of Seattle, Wash.; One sister, Judy Stone of Louisville, Ky.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2005 at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Isaiah Crump officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday one hour prior to services.
To send condolences, please visit the funeral home at www.timeformemory.com/whw.
Notice entered Wednesday, July 27, 2005.

Ronald Winebrenner
Burbank, Ohio
July 24, 2005
Ronald Olin Winebrenner, 71, of 209 E. Britton Road, Burbank, Ohio, died Sunday, July 24, at his home following a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 17, 1933, in Leon, son of the late Ray and Ida (Smith) Winebrenner.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Faye (Baisden) Winebrenner, known as Faye, whom he married on Dec. 21, 1957. They have five children who survive their father: Raetta Winebrenner of Lander, Wy.; Randy (Elizabeth) Winebrenner of Concord, N.C.; Ronald D. (Beth) Winebrenner of Shreve, Ohio; Raymond Winebrenner of Burbank, Ohio; and Rita Winebrenner of Lander, Wy.
Also, seven grandchildren: Alicia, Krista, Christopher, Zachary, Brittany, Holly and Bradley; and three sisters, Pauline Price of Lexington, Ohio, Maxine (Joe) Russel of West Salem, Ohio, and Justine (Richard) Garret of Barberton, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by a sister, Evadine.
Winebrenner retired from the Packaging Corp. of American in 1988 following 35 years of service. He was a member of the Professional Bull Riding Association, a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He attended Doylestown High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1955-57.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston, Ohio, with Rev. Jerry Arman officiating. Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation will take place from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691.
Notice entered Tuesday, July 26, 2005.

Charles Lester Stone
Gallipolis, Ohio
July 26, 2005
Charles Lester Stone, 67, of Gallipolis, died Tuesday morning, July 26, 2005 at his residence.
Born Oct. 18, 1937 in Point Pleasant, he was the son of the late George Franklin Stone and the late Virginia Frances Crump Stone. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Golden Stone, a grandson, Ethan Stone and a sister, Patricia Benson.
He was a retired drywall hanger and served for four years in the National Guard.
He is survived by five daughters: Alisa Austin, Lyronda Delgado and Trudy (Terry) Queen, all of Gallipolis, Martha (David) Scobie and Cassandra Stone, both of California; One son, Charles A. (Chasity) Stone of North Carolina; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two wives: Joyce Schug of Gallipolis and Sharon Rabner of California; two brothers: Van Franklin Stone of Point Pleasant and Larry Stone of Seattle, Wash.; One sister, Judy Stone of Louisville, Ky.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2005 at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Isaiah Crump officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday one hour prior to services.
To send condolences, please visit the funeral home at www.timeformemory.com/whw.
Notice entered Wednesday, July 27, 2005.

David Kelson Simpson
Point Pleasant
July 28, 2005
David Kelson Simpson Jr., 42, of Point Pleasant, died Thursday, July 28, 2005 in Huntington.
He worked as a laborer for many area construction companies.
He was born Aug. 31, 1962 in Mason County, the son of David K. Sr. and Janice (Nibert) Simpson of Point Pleasant.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Jim Gray of Nashville, Tenn.; nieces and nephews, Erica, Kelson and Bretton, all of Nashville; and several aunts, uncles and friends.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Dan Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Austin-Hope-McLoud Cemetery in Gallipolis Ferry. Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Notice entered Tuesday, August 02, 2005.

Harley Harding Hartley
Saturday Gazette-Mail Online, Charleston, WV
Saturday, July 30, 2005
Harley Harding Hartley, 84, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Mason County, died on July 29, 2005, at his home in Florida.
He was a founder of Hartley Midstream Fueling, later Hartley Marine Corporation. He was also president of Hartley, Hartley and Hartley Inc., Point Distributing Company and Hartley Sales Company. He served on the board of directors of Citizens National Bank from 1955 to 1985, at which time he became an honorary director. He was a past member of Point Pleasant Rotary Club, serving as president from 1953 to 1954, and was a member and former director of the Mason County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Point Pleasant City Council from 1950 to 1951. He served on the Floodwall Commission from 1976 to 1983 and the Propeller Club of Huntington. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Born on April 11, 1921, in Cottageville, he was the son of the late Vitus Bering and Minnie May Newberry Hartley Sr. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Vitus Hartley Jr.; and two sisters, Grace Adeline Hartley Casto and Virginia Marie Hartley Click.
He is survived by his wife, Fern Newell Hartley; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sonja and William Capehart of Bradenton, Fla., and Catherine and Thomas Staats of Point Pleasant; one brother and two sisters-in-law, Art Ellis and Murlin Hartley Sr. and Ethel Hartley, all of Point Pleasant; five grandchildren, Lisa Dawn Capehart, Staci Nicole Capehart, Cathy Jo Capehart Hood, Thomas Christopher Staats and Kristen Ashley Staats; six great-grandchildren, Nadia Fern Capehart Barton, Dillon Harley Hulse, Melanie Catherine Hood, Kristopher Robin Hood, Justin Thomas Staats and Ashley Nicole Staats; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, with the Rev. Richard DeQuasie officiating. Burial will follow in Creston Cemetery, Leon.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home.

Ralph Clinton Durst
Gallipolis
July 30, 2005
Ralph Clinton Durst, 75, departed life Saturday at Arbors of Gallipolis after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 2, 1929 in Leon, W.Va., the son of the late Sidney and Iva See Durst.
He attended Point Pleasant High School and was a retired Pharmacy Technician with forty years of service at Holzer Medical Center.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and belonged to the following veteran organizations: VFW Post 4464 where he has served as adjunct and junior commander; AmVets-DAV; and the American Legion Lafayette Post 27. He also belonged to the Conservation Club, Friends of the Library, Gallia County Animal Welfare League, a volunteer with RSVP and has served as a 4-H advisor in Gallia County for 25 years. He was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in 2004. He was a member of the Pathway Community Church.
He was preceded in death by dear VFW friend Robert Steinbrunner.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Naomi Overturf Durst, and three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Ann Durst, Judy (Kevin) Halley and Julie (Max) Ours, all of Gallipolis; one granddaughter, Amy Ours, who he loved dearly; a brother, Paul (Diana) Durst, of Charleston, W.Va.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at McCoy-Moore Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, at 420 First Avenue, Gallipolis, with Pastors Thom Mollohan, Cliff Curry, Ron Nicholas and Todd Leathers officiating.
Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery, in Cheshire.
Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Gallia County Veterans Service Organizations.
Casketbearers will be Bryan Carlson, Steve Moore, Keith Moore, Kevin Moore, Fred Deel, Dan Miller, Keith Jeffers and Porter Emmert. Honorary casket bearers will be Congressman Tedd Strickland, Harold Duty, Billy Barton, Oscar Bastiani, Clair Lambert (a 4-H friend of South Dakota) and Paul Overturf.
Following the graveside service, the family will request that all family members and friends share a time of fellowship with them at the Cheshire Baptist Church.
The family wishes to thank the employees and friends of Kmart, Wal Mart, Ohio Valley Bank, RSVP, Bossard Memorial Library and Arbors of Gallipolis for the kindness and friendship that they have shown Ralph.
Flowers will be accepted and appreciated and memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Valley Christian School, at 455 Third Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 or the Bossard Memorial Library, at 7 Spruce Street, Gallipolis.
Notice entered Monday, August 01, 2005.

Warren Dale Keefer
Leon
July 30, 2005
Warren Dale Keefer, 81, of Leon, went home to meet his Lord, after an extended illness, Saturday evening, July 30, 2005.
Born April 9, 1924, in Leon, he was a son of the late Oren and Edna (Shinn) Keefer.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Luella (Boswell) Keefer; a daughter, Judy (Jerry) Matheny of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; a son, Warren D. (Nancy) Keefer, II of Charleston. Also surviving are six sisters, Vena Dawson of Jensen Beach, Fla., Muriel Knapp of Pickerington, Ohio, Rita (Raymond) Wolfe and Bonnie Thornton, all of Flatrock, Macel (Coy) Higginbotham of Albany, Ohio, Ann Canode of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; one brother, Ralph (Kitty) Keefer of Athens; six grandchildren, Tim Matheny, Russ Matheny, Mike (Kristen) Matheny, Brent (Sheri) Matheny, Melissa (Chris) Thornhill, and Amanda Keefer; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was a retired employee of the Mason County Board of Education, where he had served as the director of transportation and also as maintenance supervisor. He also worked for the New York Central Railroad. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater and the recipient of the Bronze Star. He served as the Mayor of Leon, from 1961-77. While in office, he was instrumental in founding the Leon Volunteer Fire Department; securing the public water system for the town; and also for the construction of the Leon Town Hall. He was an active member of the Leon Baptist Church, where he had served in many church offices and committees. He was ordained as a deacon in 1958.
Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the Leon Baptist Church, with Rev. Basil Hudson and Rev. John Sallaz officiating. Burial will follow in the Leon Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Leon Church Fellowship Hall Tuesday from 6-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Gideon's International or the Leon Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, in Point Pleasant.
Notice entered Monday, August 01, 2005.

Ralph G. Fruth
Point Pleasant
August 2, 2005
Ralph G. Fruth, 81, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005 at St. Mary's Medical Center.
He worked as a carpenter and retired after 50 years as a carpenter for Carpenters Local 1159 Union in Point Pleasant and the Mason County Sheriff's Department. He also attended Guyan Creek Church in Glenwood, W.Va., and he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 23 of Point Pleasant and the Masonic Lodge No. 23 of Clifton, W.Va.
He was born April 4, 1924 in Mason County, the son of the late Christopher and Elizabeth (Manley) Fruth.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert E. and Carl Fruth; and one sister, Vera Kreimer.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Fruth of Point Pleasant; two daughters, Carol Lynn Latta of Corder, Mo., and Crystal Kautz of Pomeroy; five grandchildren; and one sister, Christine Fruth of Point Pleasant.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Revs. Don Reynolds and Nolan Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Notice entered Wednesday, August 03, 2005.

Patricia Ann Thomas Lane
Somerset, Ohio
August 1, 2005
Patricia Ann Thomas Lane, 64, of Somerset, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005 at her residence.
She was retired from Western Electric Company. She was a graduate of Capital University and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church on South Third Street in Columbus. She also was a member of Patchwork Sisters Quilt Club, American Quilters Society, secretary of Buckeye Reading Grange, Perry County Farm Bureau, Telephone Pioneers of America and Wanderers Camping Club. Her hobbies were quilting, ceramics, china painting and porcelain doll making.
She was born Jan. 13, 1941 in Leon, to Macel Thomas Stone.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 45 years, Charles Lane; sisters, Jean Bragg of Georgetown, Ky., Christine Moore of Peebles, Ohio, and Josephine Reef of Columbus; aunts, Evalee (Roy) McKinney and Maxine Hatfield; and uncles, Gerald Thornton of Point Pleasant, and Ray (Kathy) Thornton of Huntington, and their families.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday in the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset with Pastor Anita Telfer officiating. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Notice entered Wednesday, August 03, 2005.

Bernice R. Roush
Racine, Ohio
August 5, 2005
Bernice R. Roush, 82, of Racine, Ohio, passed away at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, in the Overbrook Center at Middleport, Ohio.
She was born Sept. 6, 1922, in Apple Grove, Ohio, daughter of the late Wilson Henry and Ora Mae Durst Slaughter.
She was a homemaker and a member of the East Letart United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Russell D. Roush, whom she married Jan. 14, 1946, in Middleport; four daughters, Roberta (Dana) Lewis of Clifton, W.Va., Nancy (Ron) Russell of Racine, Sharon (Ed) Hupp of Long Bottom, and Cindy (Doug) Sands of Racine; and two sons, David (Teresa) Roush of Butler, Ky., and Edward (Becky) Roush of Racine.
She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Shannon Lewis, Amanda (Ray) Redman, Michael (Michelle) Russell, Jeremy Hupp, Jamie Hupp, Jarod Hupp, Jessica Hupp, Jenna Hupp, Joshua Hupp, Joey (Stacey) Sands, Timmy Sands, Talan Roush, Ryan Butcher, Katie Butcher and Sherry Riffle; and five great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Redman, Nathan Redman, Austin Weber, Kevin Jamison and Tanner Riffle.
Bernice was preceded in death by a grandson, Peyton David Roush; a granddaughter, Angela Michelle Teaford; and four sisters, Georgia Durst, Mary Jane Roush, Bess Parsons and Frances Parsons.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at the Cremeens Funeral Home in Racine. Officiating will be the Rev. Vicki Cundiff. Interment will be in the Letart Falls Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005.
Grandsons will serve as casketlbearers. The honorary casketbearer is Ryan Butcher.
Notice entered Monday, August 08, 2005.

Geneva Hall
Mason, W.Va.
August 3, 2005
Geneva Hall, 65, of Mason, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005.
She was retired from Holzer Medical Center, were she worked in the kitchen. She was a member of Christian Brethren Church in Mason.
She was born Oct. 10, 1939 in Harriman, Tenn., the daughter of the late Manuel and Ethel (Sweat) Watson.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Lynn Hall.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Hall of Mason; daughters, Judy (David) Reed of Mason, and Tammy (Matt) Scott of Letart, W.Va.; grandchildren, David Reed II, Matthew Scott II, Donna Reed, Chance Reed, Quentin Scott and Jourdan Scott; sisters, Linda (Tommy) King, Judy (Harold) Guy, Marcella (Buzz) Forrester, and Bobbie Gann, all of Harriman; and brothers, Tom (Eunie) Watson, James (Ellie) Watson, Frank (Maureen) Watson, Eugene Watson, Jerry Watson, and Donnie Lee Watson, all of Harriman.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7 at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason with Pastors Billy Zuspan and Brian May officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to foglesongtucker@myway.com
Notice entered Sunday, August 07, 2005.

Taylor C. Roush Jr.
New Haven
August 8, 2005
Taylor C. Roush Jr., 82, of New Haven, W.Va., passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2005 at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the American Legion Post 140.
He was born March 21, 1923 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of the late Taylor C. and Alta Blessing Roush.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Frances Schmidt and Betty Webster; and a brother, George W. Roush.
He is survived by his son, Charles R. Roush of Anderson, S.C.; a daughter, Carol Lockhart of Point Pleasant; a brother and sister-in-law, Cecil and Louise Roush of Letart, W.Va.; grandchildren, Christy Martin, Michael James and Courtney Lockhart; and great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Roush and Elizabeth Martin.
Graveside services with military funeral honors will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Sunrise Cemetery in Letart with the Rev. Charles Hargraves officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. tonight at Anderson Funeral Home in New Haven.
A guest register is available online at www.andersonfh.com.
Notice entered Tuesday, August 09, 2005.

William Warren Morrison
Letart
August 12, 2005
William Warren Morrison, 54, died of lung cancer Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at St. Vincents Hospital in the presence of family and friends.
He was born Sept. 10, 1949 in Letart, the son of the late Wade and Vera Morrison.
He graduated from Point Pleasant High School and served his country in Vietnam with the United States Marines. Upon his discharge, Bill worked for various power companies in West Virginia, Ohio, and Colstrip, Mont. In recent years, he worked for High Desert Supply and was working for Modern Machinery at the time of his death. He also worked maintenance for Colton Heights Apartments.
Bill had many hobbies and interests. He loved to play and watch sports. He liked to hunt and fish. He also had a love for flowers and butterflies. He always made sure there were flowers at his place of work and around his home.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Ronial Morrison; and two infant children, Michael and Stacie Morrison.
Bill is survived by his brother, Eugene Morrison of Ohio; three sisters, Mabel Long of West Virginia, Georgia Caynor and Iris Clifton of Ohio; his children, daughters, Trisha (Thain) Hagan of Missoula and Whitney Morrison of Miles City, and his son, Andrew of Billings. He also leaves behind many, many friends and a special friend, Kate Delano.
A special thanks to all his family and friends who supported him throughout his fight. We will miss his smile, sense of humor and jokes.
A memorial service was held at Smith Funeral Chapel in Laurel on Aug. 16. Memorials may be sent to Bill's children, c/o Rhonda Sell, 2315 Cohagen Drive, Billings, MT 59102.
Notice entered Tuesday, August 23, 2005.

Doy Ray Nitz Sr.
Racine
August 10, 2005
Doy Ray Nitz Sr., 65, of Racine, died Wednesday, Aug. 10 at his residence.
He was a welder and a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Hartford.
He was born April 16, 1940 in Hartford, the son of Magnolia Mae (Gibbs) Nitz of Pomeroy, and the late Russell Nitz.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jo Nitz; and two brothers, Coy Eugene Nitz and Hoy Leroy Nitz.
He is survived by his wife, Annetta Nitz of Racine; two sons and daughters-in-law, Doy Ray II and Peggy Nitz of Syracuse, and Bobby Joe and Denise Nitz, of Middleport; a daughter and son-in-law, Cyndra and Dencil Hudson of Syracuse; a step-daughter, Carolyn Bentz of Racine; step-sons, Terry Lambert of Pomeroy and Jason Pierce of Pomeroy; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Jeannetta and Mike Smith of Racine; a step-son and daughter-in-law, John and Angel Bentz of Racine; grandchildren, Stephanie Hudson, Lee-Anna Hudson and Justin Nitz; step-grandchildren, Travis Bentz and Alexis Smith; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Annette and Kelly Thoma and Nannette and Richie Blumenaeur, all of Pomeroy.
Services were at 1 p.m. Sunday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason with Pastor David Greer officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to foglesongtucker@myway.com.
Notice entered Monday, August 15, 2005.

Donald Mark Roush
Letart
August 12, 2005
Donald "Donnie" Mark Roush, 65, of Letart, went to be with Jesus on Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 surrounded by his family at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.
He was retired after 34 years of working as a millwright for Pechiney Company. He was a member of Fairview Bible Church and United Steelworkers Local 5668 of Ravenswood. He also served in the U.S. Army as an arctic ranger stationed in Iceland.
He was born April 18, 1940 in Hartford to the late Donald G. and Virginia Mae (Justis) Roush, who was of Cherokee heritage.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Lee Roush; and sister, Jeanette Freeman.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Renita (Gibbs) Roush of Letart; sons and daughter-in-law, Nathan (Jenna) Roush and Matthew Roush, all of Letart; a daughter and son-in-law, Hope (James) Vaughan of Pomeroy; grandsons, Nicholas Roush, Adam Roush and Jesse Vaughan; granddaughters, Jayme Vaughan, Kylia Roush and Reese Roush; mother-in-law, Mona Gibbs of Letart; uncle, Roy (Christina) Roush of Florence, S.C.; aunts, Pauline Piechnik of Detroit, and Irene Justis of Mason; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason with Pastor Brian May officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted at Zerkle Cemetery by VFW Post 9926 and American Legion Post 140. Visitation was held 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be e-mailed to foglesongtucker@myway.com.
Notice entered Monday, August 15, 2005.

Ralph Joseph Snyder
Leon, W. Va.
August 10, 2005
Ralph Joseph Snyder, 78, of Leon, W. Va., passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2005 at Pleasant Valley Hospital following a long illness.
He was a retired mechanic and enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially fishing.
He was born Aug. 1, 1927, the son of the late Holly P. and Ivy A. Snyder.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Delcie May Legg Snyder; and a son, John Eldon Snyder.
He is survived by his daughters, Dorothy A. Sayre of Leon and Ruby D. Randolph of Liberty; sons, Owens Bernard Snyder of Liberty and Ralph Jess Snyder of Leon; sisters, Geraldine Harmon of Leon and Kathleen Smith of Leon; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at Raynes Funeral Home in Buffalo with the Rev. Jack Garton officiating. Burial will follow in the Wolf Valley Cemetery in Leon. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Notice entered Saturday, August 13, 2005.

John Michael Beaver
Point Pleasant
August 14, 2005
John Michael Beaver, 52, of Point Pleasant, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.
He was employed with the Iron Workers Local No. 787, a member of the Rutland Church of God, and a member of the Minturn Lodge No. 19 AF & AM of Point Pleasant, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was born Sept. 29, 1952, in Gallipolis, to the late James E. "Jack" Beaver and Gertrude R. (Hayman) Beaver. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Tammy Denise Beaver.
He is survived one son, John Michael Beaver II (Christi) of Gallipolis; one granddaughter, Jacey Beaver of Gallipolis; two step-grandchildren, Saul and Scarlett McGuire, both of Gallipolis; one sister, Jamesetta Walker (Jerry) of Point Pleasant; and two nieces, Kelly McGuire and Kourtney Craddock.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronald Heath officiating. Burial will follow at the Leon Cemetery in Leon. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Notice entered Wednesday, August 17, 2005.

Tammy Denise Beaver
Point Pleasant
August 14, 2005
Tammy Denise Beaver, 45, of Point Pleasant, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.
She was employed at the law office of Kayser,Lane and Clark as a legal secretary and was a member of the Rutland Church of God. She was born Sept. 29, 1959, in South Williamson, Ky., to Gladys (Taylor) Varney and the late Luther Martin Bartram.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Michael Beaver. She is survived by one stepson, John Michael Beaver II (Christi) of Gallipolis; three step-grandchildren, Jacey Beaver, Saul and Scarlett McGuire, all of Gallipolis; four sisters, Vickie Herdman (Earl) of Ravenswood, Linda Siders (Paul) of Columbus; Cathy Easter (Roy) of Ravenswood; and Leslie Henry (George) of Virginia Beach, Va.; stepfather, George Varney of Ravenswood; and several nieces, nephews and many special friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ronald Heath officiating. Burial will follow at the Leon Cemetery in Leon. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Notice entered Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Dr. Joseph J. Davis
Middleport, OH
August 13, 2005
Dr. Joseph J. Davis passed Aug. 13 at his home in Middleport.
Born January 11, 1913 in Ashland Ky., he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Ruby Welch Davis.
Following graduation from Peebles High School in 1931, Dr. Davis attended The Ohio State University. He graduated from the College of Pharmacy in 1939 and the college of Medicine in 1943. He was a member of the American Medical Association, The Ohio Academy of Family Practice, a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, and held emeritus status with the Ohio State Board of Medicine.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and interned at San Diego Naval Hospital. Dr. Davis was attached to the U.S. Marines in the Korean War and attained the rank of lieutenant commander.
In 1946, Dr. Davis began his medical practice in Middleport and served the area until his retirement in 1978. He was a world traveler with a special interest in Egyptology, as well as, a licensed amateur radio operator and a photographer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Minerva (Clyde) Roher, of Cleveland, and a brother, Francis (Helen) Davis, of Peebles, Ohio.
Dr. Davis is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Kathleen Bush, of Middleport. Also surviving are daughters, Charlene Batey, of Middleport, Diana Fisher, Lexington, Ohio. Elaine (Homer) Preece, of Point Pleasant, Joyce Davis, Gainesville, Fla.; grandsons, Shawn (Tiffiny) Batey, Baton Rouge, La. Phillip (Stephenie) Swisher Pittsburg. Stephen (Kristi) Batey, of Middleport, Eric Swisher, of Pittsburgh, Randall (Kristy) Fisher, of Strongsville; great grandchildren, Stephen Batey, of Middleport, Maxwell Fisher, of Strongsville, Madison Batey, of Baton Rouge, and Joseph Fisher, of Strongsville.
Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Middleport Chapel of Fisher Funeral Home. Private services will be held on Wednesday. Burial will take place in Kirkland Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fisherfuneralhomes.com.
Notice entered Monday, August 15, 2005.

Hazel Marie Fultz
Point Pleasant
August 13, 2005
Hazel Marie Fultz, 60, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005 at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabiliation Center.
She was born May 22, 1945, in Clendenin, W.Va., a daughter to the late Asa John and Virgie Beulah Hively Porter. She was a homemaker and former employee of Clement's Tree Nursery in Lakin. She was preceded in death by one half brother, John Asa Porter
She is survived by her husband, Raymond D. Fultz of Point Pleasant; one son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Megan Fultz of Point Pleasant; one daughter and son-in-Law, Ginny and Billy Stanley of Patriot, Ohio; grandchildren, Jacob. Cheyenne and Danielle Fultz and B.J. and Rachael Stanley; sisters, Cathy McDade and Edna Lane of Point Pleasant
Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will be in the Independence Cementery in Sandyville, W.Va. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Monday.
Notice entered Monday, August 15, 2005.

Alfred Lee 'Rusty' Roush
Mason
August 17, 2005
Alfred Lee "Rusty" Roush, 56, of Mason, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital.
He was a truck driver, and was a member in the Mason United Methodist Church, and the Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140.
Roush was born Feb. 5, 1949, in Clifton, son of Harry Carry Roush Sr. and Edna Joyce (Smith) Roush, both of whom survive him.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Hilda Marie "Sharon" Roush of Mason; son/daughter-in-law, Alfred Lewis and Cynthia Roush of Middleport; daughter/son-in-law, Amy Dawn and Aaron Grate of New Haven; grandsons, Bryton Grate and Brennan Grate; brothers/sisters-in-law, Harry Carry, Jr. and Ella Roush of Middleport, Roy Allen and Kay Roush of Uttica, Ohio, Charles Wesley and Debbie Roush of Mason; sister/brother-in-law, Joyce Ann and Mike Brewer of Mason, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 11 a.m. until noon at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason. Following visitation, there will be graveside services at 12:30 p.m. at Graham Cemetery, New Haven. Officiating will be Rev. Lisa McKee and Pastor Clyde Ferrell.
Condolences may be sent to foglesongtucker@myway.com via email.
Notice entered Wednesday, August 17, 2005.

Myrtle L. Bennett
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 6:10 PM EST
Myrtle L. Bennett, age 94, left this life for a better one early in the morning of Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005.
A Pleasant Valley Nursing home resident for eight years, she was a patient at Pleasant Valley Hospital at the time of death.
Bennett was born on July 22, 1911, on Cow Creek in Putnam County, the daughter of the late Riley Crocket and Laura Jane Poff Simpkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Richard Bennett Jr., and their sons, James Franklin and Paul Ray. Others preceding her were brothers, Carl Clay, Forest Vernon, Oscar Glenn and an unnamed infant sister, Anna Laura Watkins. Also, an infant granddaughter, Latisha Renee Jones.
Family left behind are son, John Leslie (Jane) Bennett; daughters, Lois (Dayton) Shinn and Jean Swanson; grandchildren, Rebecca (Vernon) Keefer, Roger (Khristina) Shinn, Curtis (Ruth Ann) Shinn, Byron (Tammi) Shinn, Frank Joseph (Krissine) Bennett and Rhonda Rae Fournier of Arizona, Chrystal Blankenship of Huntington, CWO 2 John Richard (Melissa) Swanson and Bobbi Ann Gaul; great-grandchildren, Randall (Delana) Keefer, Paige (Keith) Adkins, Myra Dawn (Robert) Hoffman, Jared Shinn, Micah (Susan) Shinn, Emily Carpenter, Joshua Shinn, Katy Shinn, Noah Dayton Shinn, Robert, Alan and Scott Prisco, Sharon Elizabeth McClarty, twins Harry and Thomas Fournier of Arizona, Samuel, KC and Jason Gaul and Julia Swanson; great-great-grandchildren, Zachary Keith and Sydney Paige Adkins, Benjamin Keefer, Cameron and MacKenzie Grace Hoffman; special nieces, Myrtle Simpkins Watson of Columbus and Mary Wilcoxen of Point Pleasant; special grand-nephews, Mike Bennett of Grafton and Carl Swisher of Point Pleasant; and sister-in-law, Helen Bennett Edwards of Point Pleasant. Other loved nieces and nephews too numerous to mention and many precious family and in-law connections.
Bennett was first of all a Christian who loved her God and His church. She was a dedicated and faithful member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Point Pleasant as long as her health permitted and had been a devoted helpmate to her husband during his years of ministry in local country churches such as Shiloh, Creston and Tabor. She continued to participate in church services at the nursing home and enjoyed sharing the gift of poetry that God had given to her.
She began writing poetry at the age of 10 and blessed many with her readings of the same. She was awarded a Poetry Award of which we were all proud. She loved music and played many instruments including the piano, accordion, harmonica and pump organ during her youth.
Bennett was the last charter member of Mason County Chapter No. 3192 of the AARP. She was also a member of the Fort Randolph Quilters for many years.
We will miss her but would not wish her back from her long-awaited journey. Instead, we will cherish the time we had together and live to meet her some day.
In The Master's Hand
Jesus did not withdraw in disdain,
From the halt, lame, or blind;
He stretched forth a healing hand,
Also gave peace of mind.
He had compassion on the poor
As he walked beside the way;
Holding five loaves and two fish
He looked upward to pray.
Twelve baskets of fragments remained
After 5,000 men were fed;
Little became much in His Hands
As He blessed and broke the bread.
Whatever talent you process
However small it seems;
Placed in the Master's Hand
Will increase beyond your dreams.
by Myrtle L. Bennett

Charles Nibert
Friday, November 25, 2005 5:49 PM EST
Charles Fredrick Nibert, 71, of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehab Center Point Pleasant.
He was born April 8, 1934, in Mason County, a son to the late Charles Everett Nibert and Maude Miller Nibert. He was a laborer at the Mitchell Plant in Moundsville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Nibert; and one sister, Dottie Lou Nibert.
Survivors include sons Redrick Q. and Samuel Allen Nibert, both of Point Pleasant; and one daughter, Kelly Nibert of Point Pleasant. Also survived by brothers Marshall M. Nibert and Morris Lee Nibert, both of Loraine, Ohio, and Shirl Nibert of Gallipolis Ferry; sisters, Pauline Wamsley and Ruth Hyatt, both of Point Pleasant, and Charlotte Krieg of Amherst, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
There will be no services or visitation, and burial will be at the convenience of the family. The Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at dealfuneral@charter.net via email.

Charlotte Browning
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 6:10 PM EST
Charlotte N. Browning, 78, of Point Pleasant, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington.
She was born Jan. 28, 1927, in Point Pleasant, the daughter of the late Park D. McDaniel, Sr. and Bessie Edith (Bennett) McDaniel.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Wilson Browning; a son, Robert Wilson Browning; brother, Park McDaniel, Jr.; and a sister, Doris Moore.
Browning was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church and was a loving mother.
Surviving are her children, John Browning of Bidwell, Howard Browning of Point Pleasant, Paris (Martha) Browning of Point Pleasant; Clifton (Angela) Browning of Martinsburg, Brenda (Duane) Will of Point Pleasant, and Genetta (John) Coleman of Leon; and a stepson, Harold Browning of Vacaville, Calif. In addition to her children, she is survived by her grandchildren, Michael (Melissa) Browning, Abigail Browning, Alice Browning, David Will, Lauren Browning and Brenten Browning, Catherine Browning, Kelsey Browning and Brianne Browning; a great granddaughter, Hannah Browning; and a sister, Marjorie Gardner of New Haven.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Walter Owen Eads officiating. Burial will follow in the Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Retta M. (Redden) Williams
Monday, November 21, 2005 5:46 PM EST
Retta M. (Redden) Williams, 71, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., passed away on Sunday at the Pleasant Valley Hospital Emergency Room.
She was born on Feb. 28, 1934 in Lewis County, Ky. to the late Ambrose and Exie (Kegley) Redden.
Retta was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, cooking and baking, especially pies.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Gallipolis, and attended the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Minford.
Retta was married to Willard L. Williams and he preceded her in death in 1996.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and by a sister Christina Sparks.
She is survived by children, Barbara (Dwight) Waldrop of Ashburn, Va., Michael (Sharon) Williams of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Brenda (H. Dennis) McChargue of Graysville, Tenn., and Lisa (Mitch) Logan, of Clemmons, NC; seven grandchildren, D. Michael McChargue, US Army serving in Iraq, Rodney McChargue, of Graysville, Tenn., Andy Williams, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Matthew McChargue, of US Army Ft. Hood, Texas, Krissy Logan, Kayla Logan and Cody Logan, all of Clemmons, N.C.; two sisters, Darlene Griffith, of Belleville, Mich., and Jewell (John) Thurston, of Beavercreek, two brothers, Estel (Reda) Redden, of Belleville, Mich., and Lowell (Christine) Redden, of Longview, Texas; a brother-in-law, George Sparks, of Bellefontaine.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Minford with Pastor Ralph Frazie officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bennett Cemetery in Minford.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis and from noon until the time of the service at the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Gideon's International.
Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.

Jack Jeffers
Monday, November 28, 2005 5:26 PM EST
Jack L. Jeffers, 70, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at his home after a long illness.
Born Nov. 26, 1935, in Nitro, he was the son of the late Galleton E. and Bettie Jane Spears Jeffers. He was a retired crane operator, and held other jobs at the Kaiser Aluminum Plant in Ravenswood.
In addition to his parents, Jeffers was preceded in death by one son, Tommy Jeffers; sisters, Elma McGinnis, Frances Brook, Glenna Carter, Betty Lou Ridinger and Lillian Harris; and one brother, Charles Jeffers.
He is survived by his wife, Jaunita Atkins Jeffers, of Point Pleasant; son, Joe (Penny) Jeffers, also of Point Pleasant; daughter, Teri (Larry) Cremeens of Kensington, Ohio; grandchildren, Jackie Jeffers, Anthony Jeffers, Joee Jeffers, Donnie Cunningham; sister; Lorraine (Charles) Lowther of Huntington; sister -in-law, Sheryl Jeffers; nieces, Debbie Roush and Misty Quick; nephew, Jeff Brook; and three great-grandchildren.
A private family memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m Sunday at his home with Rev. Bill Banks officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
The Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant handled arrangments. Condolences for the family may be sent to dealfuneral@charter.net via email.

Franklin Dickens
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 6:10 PM EST
Franklin David Dickens, 72, Pomeroy, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
He was born on March 10, 1933, in Stickney, W.Va., son of the late Lacy Dickens and Nancy Price Dickens. He was a nursery manager for several years. He was Pastor for 18 years at the Faith Fellowship Crusade for Christ in Antiquity before retiring and was attending the Restoration Christian Fellowship in Athens.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by: first wife, Betty Lucas Dickens; sisters, Ruth Henderson, Rebecca Blosser; brothers, Emerson Dickens, Leander Dickens and John Quincy Dickens.
He is survived by a wife, Linda Hamilton Dickens, Pomeroy; children by his first marriage, Retta and Ralph Day, Shade, Sheila Dickens, Cheshire, Debbie Monson, Point Pleasant, W.Va., Frances Dickens, Point Pleasant, W.Va., Faith and Charles Pennington, Pomeroy; children by current wife Linda, Charles and Rebecca Smith, Middleport, Shelly and Darrin Warth, Point Pleasant, W.Va., Joshua and Kimberly Dickens, Pomeroy, Frank and Melissa Dickens, Pomeroy, Jonathan Dickens, Pomeroy, Elisha "Lacy" Dickens, Middleport; 27 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Engra Dickens, Cleveland, Larry and Crystal Dickens, Columbus, Lacy Dickens, Sundial, W.Va., Harry Dickens, Naoma, W.Va., Nina Massey, Seth, W.Va., Agnes Miller, Covington, W.Va., Loretta Dickens, Whitesville, W.Va.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005 at Fisher Funeral Home, Pomeroy Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Lonnie Coats and Pastor Chuck Smith. Burial will be in Meigs Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at the funeral home.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.fisherfuneralhomes.com.

Louis Merrill McCormick Sr.
Monday, November 28, 2005 5:26 PM EST
Louis Merrill McCormick Sr., 74, of Gallipolis, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at Holzer Medical Center.
Born March 14, 1931, in Gallia County, he was the son of the late Harvey Merrill and Virginia Pearl Gray McCormick.
Louis was the former store manager of Johnson Supermarket in Point Pleasant. He was a United States Marine Veteran. He was a member of Patriot Masonic Lodge 496.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Louis Merrill McCormick Jr., one grandson, Michael Watson, and one sister, Gwinetta McCormick.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Ann Darst McCormick, who he married July 11, 1952, in Indiana; one son, Earl 'Butch' McCormick of Mansfield; one daughter, Deborah McCormick of Gallipolis; four grandchildren, Derrick and Kent McCormick, Mandy Smith and Heidi Wachs; three great-grandchildren, Tyler and Brianna Wachs and Kylie McCormick; two step grandchildren, Alex Neville and Ashley Hollingshead; and one brother, Charles (Sharon) McCormick of Indiana.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at the funeral home.
Masonic services will be conducted at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home by Patriot Masonic Lodge 496. Military funeral honors will be presented at the cemetery by the Gallia County Veterans Organizations.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.timeformemory.com/whw.

Laura Louise Caldwell
Friday, November 18, 2005 5:56 PM EST
Laura Louise Caldwell, 97, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died early Thursday morning, Nov. 17, 2005, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Point Pleasant.
She was a 1943 graduate of Ohio University, holds a degree from Ohio State University, was a retired teacher of the Mason County School System where she was a principal of Ordnance Elementary School and also had taught in Ohio, and she was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church.
Born on July 27, 1908 in Point Pleasant, she was the daughter of the late L.L. (Lewis Ledrew) and Anna Laura (Cartmill) Caldwell.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Clarence L. "Jack" Caldwell, Hume Washington Caldwell, Lewis I. "Bill" Caldwell and Baby Boy Caldwell; and two sisters, Winnie Marie and Gladys Caldwell.
She is survived by three sisters and one brother-in-law, Irene Powers of Columbus, Ohio, Mabel B. Slater of Point Pleasant, and Wilma H. and Steve Turner of New Philadelphia, Ohio; a nephew, Greg Turner of New Philadelphia; and special friends, Charles and Carolyn Chambers and Steve and Yvonne Pearson.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Kirkland Memorial Gardens near Point Pleasant with Dr. Richard Sargent officiating. Burial will follow. Visitation will be held at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Caldwell Memorial Scholarship c/o Main Street Baptist Church at 1100 Main St., Point Pleasant, WV.

Garland L. Oldaker
Saturday, November 26, 2005 4:29 PM EST
Garland Lee Oldaker, 75, of Gallipolis, Ohio, went to be with Jesus on Friday, Nov. 25, 2005 at the Holzer Medical Center.
Garland attended the Wyoma Pentecostal Church in Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va. He loved to hunt and sing.
He was born Oct. 25, 1930 in Mason County, West Virginia, to the late James H. and Retha F. Doss Oldaker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, James.
He is survived by his wife, Dorthy King Oldaker, whom he married May 14, 1954 in Gallipolis Ferry. Also surviving are 10 children, Candie (John ) Dray of Kenton, Ohio, Debbie (Ron Cremeans) Turner of Gallipolis Ferry, Roger (Angie Johnson) Oldaker of Gallipolis, Roy A. Oldaker of Gallipolis, Barbara (Mike) Shiflet of Bidwell, Ohio, Anita (Bob) Donohue of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Connie (Gary) Folden of N. Fort Myers, Fla., William (Emma) Oldaker of Gallipolis, Sonya Oldaker of Gallipolis, and James (LeDonna) Oldaker of Gallipolis; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Marlin (Carol) Oldaker of Gallipolis Ferry; and one sister, Bonnie (Joe) Shalhoub of Grants Pass, Ore.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 at Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis with Pastor Isaiah Crump officiating. Burial will follow in the Wyoma Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, Nov. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Willis Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Roger, Roy, William and James Oldaker, Ron Cremeans and Mike Shiflet.
Visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.

Diane L. Jarrell
Saturday, November 26, 2005 4:29 PM EST
Diana Lee (Reynolds) Jarrell, 60, of New Haven, W.Va., passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 24, 2005, at CAMC Memorial Division.
She was a homemaker.
Born Jan. 21, 1945, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Irene (Durst) Reynolds.
She is survived by her husband, Vinson Jarrell; one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Kay (Jason) Hysell of New Haven; one son and daughter-in-law, Daniel (Melodie) Jarrell of Cambridge, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Taylor Hysell, Derek Hysell and Sean Jarrell.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 at Forest Hills Cemetery on W.Va. 2 near Point Pleasant with the Rev. Glen Lambert officiating. Burial will follow. There will be no visitation. Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant is serving the family.

Alice B. McDonald
Friday, November 25, 2005 5:49 PM EST
Alice B. McDonald, 80, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, after a long illness.
She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan M. Larson, Point Pleasant; two sons, Paul S. Mason and family of Point Pleasant and Robert L. Mason of Arlington, Va.; a grandson and granddaughter, Mr. and Mrs. Paul David Newsome Jr. of Columbus, Ohio, and Jenna Dotty; three sisters, Betty Diler of Cumberland, Md., Esther Minnigh of Cumberland and Charlotte Gatlus of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, James A. Twigg of Cumberland; and special friends, Clarence L. Mason of Point Pleasant, Dottie Ferry, and the Cash family of Leon, W.Va., as well as extended family and friends.
The family would also like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation for the wonderful job they did taking care of Alice.
There will be a memorial service for family and friends at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 1200 Sand Hill Road in Point Pleasant on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. Agnes Beard will be officiating the service.
In lieu of flowers for Alice, friends and family are encouraged to make a donation to her friends at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation for their Christmas celebration.

Helen Mae Russell
Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:25 PM EST
Helen Mae Russell, 81, Crown City, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, James Peyatt and Raymond Russell.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, Ohio, with the Rev. Nolan D. Turner officiating. Burial will be in Salem Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Robert E. Wallace
Friday, November 18, 2005 5:56 PM EST
Robert E. Wallace, 42, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Cabell Huntington Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Robert was a hard-working, devoted Riverboat Captain of 20 years with Inland Marine of Hebron, Ky. He was a caring, compassionate individual who will be sadly missed by all.
He was born Dec. 26, 1962, in Point Pleasant to the late Sgt. Wendell L. Wallace and Lida M. Thornton Wallace.
He was preceded in death by his father, Staff Sgt. Wendell L. Wallace; his stepfather, William F. Bryan; and a stepbrother, Rick D. Bryan.
He is survived by his mother, Lida M. Wallace of Point Pleasant; two brothers, David L. (Gaila) Wallace and Roger L. (Denise) Wallace, both of Point Pleasant; three daughters, Robyn Michelle Mattox, Jessica Nicole Wallace and Raven Marie Wallace; a son, Robert P. Bonecutter Wallace, also of Point Pleasant; five grandchildren, Robert Wallace, Katlyn Mattox, Kyleigh Leach, Garrett Wallace and Javen Wallace, all of Point Pleasant. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Jason L. Wallace, Cassie M. Wallace, David W. Wallace, Josh P. Wallace, Christopher S. Wallace and Jeremy B. Wallace.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Wilmer "Bud" Richmond officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant. Family and friends may call between the hours of 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the funeral home.

Mark Edward Calandros
Friday, November 18, 2005 5:56 PM EST
Mark Edward Calandros, 49, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at his home.
He was a former employee of Ace High Music Company and a graduate of Point Pleasant High School.
Born on Dec. 1, 1955, in Gallipolis, Ohio, he was the son of the late Leo J. Calandros and Audrey (O'Brien) Calandros of Point Pleasant.
He is survived by one brother, John Calandros; and two nieces, Jami and Valerie Calandros, all of Point Pleasant.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at Christ Episcopal Church in Point Pleasant with Father Ray Hage officiating. Graveside rites and burial will follow at Kirkland Memorial Gardens near Point Pleasant. Graveside rites will be by the Rev. Joe Nott. Visitation will be held 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.
Crow-Hussell Funeral Home will be serving the family.

Bruce L. Bonecutter
Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:12 PM EST
Bruce Lloyd Bonecutter, 63, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 12, 2005 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va.
He was a welder, boilermaker and a deckhand on the river with Kanawha River Towing. He also attended the Point Pleasant First Church of God.
Born March 30, 1942 in Gallipolis, Ohio, he was the son of the late Fritz M. and Cora (Riffle) Bonecutter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Bill E. Bonecutter on Sept. 30, 2004.
He is survived by a daughter, Bobbi Ann Gaul of Point Pleasant; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert "Bob" and Erica Bonecutter of Albany, Ky.; two sisters, Betty McCoy of Akron, Ohio and Barbara Lucas of Point Pleasant; three grandchildren, Samuel, Kevin and Jason Gaul; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Pastor Carl Swisher officiating. Crow-Hussell Funeral Home is serving the family.

Obituaries
Robert William Greer
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:37 PM EST
Robert William Greer, loving husband, dad and granddad, 87, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at his home.
Bob was a member of the Heights United Brethren Church of Point Pleasant, president of his senior class at Point Pleasant High School in 1937, and served as president of the boilermakers union while working at the Marietta Plant. He was a 38-year member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 731 of Point Pleasant. He was an employee of the Marietta Manufacturing Company for 27 years where he was a draftsman making self-propelled vessels used on the Mississippi system. These vessels were the most powerful boats of the tunnel-hull type, as well as the most powerful of the sternwheeler boats. After his employment ended at the Marietta Plant, he worked in the laboratory at the Pantasote Plant in Point Pleasant for 16 years. Bob enjoyed Point Pleasant High School sports and was active with the athletic department, helping to build the football stadium and dressing rooms.
He was born Nov. 17, 1918, the son of the late Carl W. and Minta Yona (Carr) Greer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille (Greer) Ross; a brother, Carl W. "Doc" Greer; and a granddaughter, Melissa Dawn Greer.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Isabelle (Powell) Greer; seven children, Robert (Bobby) and Donna (Dowell) Greer of Point Pleasant, Shelia Ann (Greer) Elkins of Texas, Carla Jane (J.O.) Miller of Gallipolis, Ohio, Toby and Kay (Stover) Greer of Point Pleasant, Dwight Greer of Point Pleasant, Dwaine Greer of Point Pleasant and Miriam (Sug) Greer of Point Pleasant; a sister and brother-in-law, Helen (Greer) Anderson and Tom Anderson of Akron, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Richard DeQuasie officiating. Burial will follow in the Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the funeral home.

John Richard Kauff
Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:25 PM EST
John Richard "Jack" Kauff, 77, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Wednesday morning, Nov. 16, 2005 at his home.
He was a retired maintenance supervisor with the 3664th Maintenance Company, West Virginia Company National Guard. He was also a shop foreman from the headquarters company in Charleston, W.Va., and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, where he served as trustee and United Methodist Men. He was a member of the West Virginia SAR and the Ohio Society (where he was Chapter president for six years) and served as State Southeast District Chairman. He was treasurer of the Point Pleasant Gun Club and a member of the NARF, the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 731, American Legion Mason County Post No. 23, Point Pleasant Battle Memorial Committee and the Sons of Union Veterans. He was a graduate of Middleport High School.
Born March 24, 1928 in Middleport, Ohio, he was the son of the late John P. and Jennie (Grogan) Kauff.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Marium Jane Hickman.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Sue (Caudill) Kauff; one daughter and son-in-law, Joanna Marie and Manuel Alvarez III of Bridgeport, W.Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Kathryn Kauff of Middleport; one sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Virgil Collins of Nelsonville, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Christen, Manuel IV and Amelia Alvarez.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Richard DeQuasie officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens near Point Pleasant. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund, 615 Viand St., Point Pleasant or Pleasant Valley Hospice, 1011 Viand St., Point Pleasant.

Curtis R. Connolly
Friday, November 18, 2005 5:56 PM EST
Curtis R. Connolly, 88, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Wednesday evening, Nov. 16, 2005, at his home.
He was a retired Federal Security Guard of the U.S. Navy Depot with the Point Pleasant Division and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
Born on Dec. 17, 1916, in Leon, W.Va., he was the son of the late Elijah "Tom" and Mary Ellen (Taylor) Connolly.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gretchen E. (Donohue) Connolly; one sister; and seven brothers.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn A. and Stephen White of Cottageville, W.Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, David "Sam" and Haretta Connolly of Point Pleasant; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Connolly and Adda Baker.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Johnny Hayman officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Flatrock, W.Va. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Harry E. Albaugh Sr.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:12 PM EST
Harry E. Albaugh Sr., 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Oakridge Center in Charleston, W.Va.
Born July 3, 1917, at Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Herbert and Pearl (Church) Albaugh.
Mr. Albaugh grew up in Littleton, W.Va., in Wetzel County and graduated from Littleton High School as class valedictorian in 1936. He then moved to Charleston and met his future wife, Vivian Sands. There he was employed by the National Biscuit Company as a sales representative. He was drafted into the United States Army and was under the command of Lt. General Mark Clark, where as a private, he headed up a mortar unit in the 88th division. He fought from battlefields all over Italy, where he earned the distinguished Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals and Three Battle Stars. He personally witnessed the bodies of fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini, and his mistress, hanging upside down in Italy one day after they were executed by Italian partisans.
At the end of World War II, he returned to work for National Biscuit Company and was relocated to Point Pleasant, W.Va. in 1952, until his retirement in 1978.
Mr. and Mrs. Albaugh have lived in Beckley Pike View Apartments since 1997.
Mr. Albaugh was a 14-degree member of the Charleston branch of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Villars and Ethel Burch of Monongahela, Pa.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Vivian; and his son, Harry Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Shady Spring, W.Va.; his granddaughter, Diana and husband, Peter Hornbeck Jr. of Masontown, W.Va.; grandsons, Todd and wife, Jennifer Albaugh, of Camp Creek, W.Va., and Brent and wife, Benetta Albaugh, of Augusta, Ga. Mr. Albaugh has two great-grandchildren, Shanleigh Hornbeck and Ryan Albaugh. He also has several nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Robert L. Patterson II officiating. Burial will follow at Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant where military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Mason County Post No. 23. Visitation will be held at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.

Doris Lambing Head
Thursday, November 17, 2005 5:12 PM EST
Doris Lambing Head died on Nov. 13, 2005 in Portland, Maine.
She was born in Somerset, Pa., in 1916, the youngest child of Benjamin Walker Lambing and Maude Jones Lambing. She grew up in Somerset and Johnstown, Pa., where she met and married C.L. "Bud" Head.
In the early years of World War II, the couple moved to Point Pleasant, W.Va., to work in a shipyard on the Ohio River that was dedicated at that time to production of landing craft.
After the war, Doris became a homemaker and community volunteer. She served as organist for Trinity United Methodist in Point Pleasant from 1962 to 1991, working with her husband who was choir director for 45 years. She was active with the local chapter of Lambda Chi Omega sorority and was county chair of Easter Seals. She was for many years a participant in bridge clubs and reading clubs.
She is survived by her three children, Donald Head of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Marjorie Head of Syracuse, N.Y., and Joseph Head of Fairfax, Va.; grandchildren, Amy Head Green, Alex Head, Brian Head, Christopher Head, David Reid and Jonathan Reid; and two great-grandchildren, Marshall and Peter Green.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Trinity United Methodist Church, followed by burial in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Visiting hours will be held at Crow-Hussell Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 228, Point Pleasant, WV 25550.

Retta M. (Redden) Williams
Monday, November 21, 2005 5:46 PM EST
Retta M. (Redden) Williams, 71, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., passed away on Sunday at the Pleasant Valley Hospital Emergency Room.
She was born on Feb. 28, 1934 in Lewis County, Ky. to the late Ambrose and Exie (Kegley) Redden.
Retta was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, cooking and baking, especially pies.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Gallipolis, and attended the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Minford.
Retta was married to Willard L. Williams and he preceded her in death in 1996.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and by a sister Christina Sparks.
She is survived by children, Barbara (Dwight) Waldrop of Ashburn, Va., Michael (Sharon) Williams of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Brenda (H. Dennis) McChargue of Graysville, Tenn., and Lisa (Mitch) Logan, of Clemmons, NC; seven grandchildren, D. Michael McChargue, US Army serving in Iraq, Rodney McChargue, of Graysville, Tenn., Andy Williams, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Matthew McChargue, of US Army Ft. Hood, Texas, Krissy Logan, Kayla Logan and Cody Logan, all of Clemmons, N.C.; two sisters, Darlene Griffith, of Belleville, Mich., and Jewell (John) Thurston, of Beavercreek, two brothers, Estel (Reda) Redden, of Belleville, Mich., and Lowell (Christine) Redden, of Longview, Texas; a brother-in-law, George Sparks, of Bellefontaine.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Minford with Pastor Ralph Frazie officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bennett Cemetery in Minford.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis and from noon until the time of the service at the Fairview Missionary Baptist Church on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Gideon's International.
Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com to send e-mail condolences.

Jack Jeffers
Monday, November 28, 2005 5:26 PM EST
Jack L. Jeffers, 70, of Point Pleasant, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, at his home after a long illness.
Born Nov. 26, 1935, in Nitro, he was the son of the late Galleton E. and Bettie Jane Spears Jeffers. He was a retired crane operator, and held other jobs at the Kaiser Aluminum Plant in Ravenswood.
In addition to his parents, Jeffers was preceded in death by one son, Tommy Jeffers; sisters, Elma McGinnis, Frances Brook, Glenna Carter, Betty Lou Ridinger and Lillian Harris; and one brother, Charles Jeffers.
He is survived by his wife, Jaunita Atkins Jeffers, of Point Pleasant; son, Joe (Penny) Jeffers, also of Point Pleasant; daughter, Teri (Larry) Cremeens of Kensington, Ohio; grandchildren, Jackie Jeffers, Anthony Jeffers, Joee Jeffers, Donnie Cunningham; sister; Lorraine (Charles) Lowther of Huntington; sister -in-law, Sheryl Jeffers; nieces, Debbie Roush and Misty Quick; nephew, Jeff Brook; and three great-grandchildren.
A private family memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m Sunday at his home with Rev. Bill Banks officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
The Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant handled arrangments. Condolences for the family may be sent to dealfuneral@charter.net via email.

Basil Deweese
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 5:37 PM EST
Basil Deweese, 73, of Henderson, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
He was a welder and member of Boiler Makers Union of Morgantown, W.Va. and attended Breain Baptist Church. He also was a World War II veteran, having served in the navy.
He was born June 26, 1932 in Mason County, a son to the late Ray and Ora Pickens Deweese.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Nathan and Cecil Deweese; and two grandsons, Joey Bennett and Thomas Walker.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Randolph Deweese of Henderson; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Teresa Deweese of Point Pleasant, David and Mary Deweese of Point Pleasant, Benny and Teri Deweese of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., Tommy Deweese of Pomeroy, Ohio, and B.R. Deweese of Point Pleasant; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Rick Bennett of Point Pleasant, Connie and Roy Siders of Point Pleasant, Gloria and Kim Hill of California, Janie Lynn Foley of Pomeroy, and Luann and Bim Smith of Grandsville, W.Va.; sisters, Wavey Swank of Indiana and Doris Roseberry of Illinois; brothers, Jim Deweese of Point Pleasant, Bill Deweese of Ohio, and Roger Deweese of Gallipolis Ferry; a special granddaughter, Maggie Lane of Point Pleasant; 23 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Henderson Cemetery in Henderson with the Rev. Bobby Wood officiating. Burial will follow with full military services conducted by American Legion Post 23 of Point Pleasant. There will be no visitation. The Deal Funeral Home is serving the family.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at dealfuneral@charter.net.

Nellie Sabo
Saturday, December 3, 2005 5:09 PM EST
Nellie Sabo, 95, of South Charleston, passed away at Holzer Senior Care on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 after an extended illness.
She was an active member of Rock Lake Presbyterian Church in South Charleston. She dedicated her life to helping others and will be missed by many.
Sabo was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Sabo; sister, Lorena Truman; and son-in-law, W. Russell Bibbee.
She is survived by her daughter, Gwyndolia Bibbee of Point Pleasant; a grandson, Keith (Julie) Bibbee and their children, Charlotte and Jess Bibbee of Point Pleasant; by another grandson, John Bibbee of Point Pleasant; grandaughter-in-law, Lisa Bibbee of Scott Depot and their children, Jordan and Seth of Scott Depot. She also is survived by four special nephews, Maxie (Shirley) Yates of Sioux City, Iowa, Richard (Mary) Yates of Dunbar, Neil (Jenny) Truman of Charleston, and Noel (Frances) Truman of Jacksonville, Fla.
A service to honor the life of Nellie Sabo will be held at 2 p.m. today at Snodgrass Funeral Home in South Charleston with Pastor Rick McGuire officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Memorial Park. Family and friends will visit for one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of a monetary gift in Sabo's honor to her beloved church, Rock Lake Presbyterian Church, 905 Village Drive, South Charleston, WV 25309, or the wonderful hospice group that assisted her and her family through this difficult time, Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH 45631-1563.
Those unable to attend today's service may send condolences to the family at hrw@snodgrassfuneral.com via email.

Icel Whittington
Saturday, December 3, 2005 5:09 PM EST
Icel "Irene" Whittington, 84, of Point Pleasant, died early Friday morning, Dec. 2, 2005 at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was a homemaker.
Born Jan. 10, 1921 in Mason County, she was the daughter of the late Abraham "Abe" and Sylvia Baker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence O. Whittington; and three brothers, Russell, Curtis and Harold Baker.
She is survived by a nephew and special niece, Jim and Erma Whittington of Point Pleasant; and two sisters, Genevieve Campbell of Leon and Ruby Donahue of Evans. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, all of whom loved her and will miss her very much.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with Robert L. Patterson II officiating. Burial will follow at Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant will be serving the family.

Two murder trials set to begin next week
By Diane Pottorff
Friday, December 2, 2005 5:55 PM EST
POINT PLEASANT - Three people who have been accused of two separate homicides are scheduled to go to trial in Mason County beginning Monday.
The trial of Jeffrey A. Dorsey and Michael L. Neal Jr., both of Letart, is set for Monday. Dorsey and Neal have been accused of allegedly causing the death of Francis Leroy Pickens, also of Letart.
During the evening of July 11, 2004, Neal and Dorsey were allegedly involved in what investigators believe to have been an altercation with Pickens over a "household item" at his Quincy Road residence. Pickens died the following day at Cabell Huntington Hospital of injuries suffered in the alleged incident.
Neal and Dorsey were indicted for first-degree murder a grand jury in September 2004, along with true bills for kidnapping, conspiracy to commit a felony, burglary and assault.
Neal was taken to the Western Regional Jail to await trial and Dorsey was released on $80,000 bail and was to be on home confinement.
On Tuesday, Dorist Franklin Bonecutter Jr. of Point Pleasant will go on trial for the alleged killing of his wife, Donna, in 2003.
Bonecutter was indicted by a May 2005 grand jury for the alleged July 2, 2003, murder of his wife, who was found at a mobile home located behind Fox's Pizza Den on Sandhill Road.
At about 3 a.m. that morning, Donna Bonecutter's body was found on the porch of a second mobile home that she was living in, behind Fox's Pizza Den on Sandhill Road.
Mr. Bonecutter was released on bond.
"An indictment is merely an accusation," Damon Morgan Jr., Mason County prosecuting attorney, said. "All of the men are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty. The indictments are not evidence of them being guilty."

Albert Roush
Tuesday, December 6, 2005 5:22 PM EST
Albert (Pap) Roush, 88, of Pomeroy, died peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at his residence.
He was born March 25, 1917, in New Haven, son of the late Orville and Myrtle Thorton Roush.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and a lifetime member of Feeney Bennett Post 128, American Legion of Middleport. He retired from Columbus Southern Ohio Electric Company after nearly 30 years of service. He loved working for many years at the Meigs County Fair as an electrician.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Velsia Roush; daughters, Geraldine Parsons, Kathy Smith and Becky Tyree; and brothers, Jesse, Homer, Floyd and Wilford Roush.
Survivors include his daughters, Joan (Bill) Hudson of Jacksonville, N.C., and Judith (Larry) Flowers of Pickerington, Ohio; sons, Dale (Joy) Roush of St. Albans, Roger (Janie) Roush of Grove City, Ohio, and Kenneth (Lisa) Roush of Pomeroy; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Fisher Funeral Home Pomeroy Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Tom Runyon, and burial will be in Meigs Memory Gardens. Military services will be conducted graveside by Drew Webster Post 39, Pomeroy American Legion. Friends may call on Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.fisherfuneralhomes.com.

J. Thomas Holland
Thursday, December 8, 2005 5:38 PM EST
J. Thomas "Tom" Holland, 77, of Point Pleasant, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at his home.
He was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Point Pleasant, the son of the late Russell "Gib" Holland and Nona A. (Deweese) Holland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Holland; infant sister, Carolyn Holland; and a brother-in-law, Richard Kemper.
Holland was a member of the Main Street Baptist Church in Point Pleasant, where he had served as deacon. He was a retired maintenance supervisor from the Kaiser Aluminum Plant in Ravenswood, a former Point Pleasant city councilman and building inspector, an employee of the Peoples Bank of Point Pleasant, U.S. Air Force veteran, member of the Scottish Rite, Nemesis Shrine and Minturn Lodge No. 19 A.F. and A.M. of Point Pleasant.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Romona (Thomas) Holland of Point Pleasant; sons and daughters-in-law, J.T. Holland II and wife Jackie of Point Pleasant, Jeffrey Andrew Holland and wife Tanya of Loveland, Ohio; a sister, Eloise Kemper of Columbus; brothers and sister-in-law, Russell V. and Janet Holland of Point Pleasant, and Chester L. Holland of Point Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Holland of Point Pleasant; and four grandchildren, Joshua and Patrick Holland of Point Pleasant, and Jessie and Meggie Holland of Loveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home, with Dr. Richard Sargent officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant. Visitation will take place from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to the Main Street Baptist Church in Point Pleasant.

Edna Mae Smith
Thursday, December 8, 2005 5:38 PM EST
Edna Mae Smith, 66, of Syracuse, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at her son's residence.
She was born Feb. 2, 1939, the daughter of Verna 'Happy' and the late Charles Henry Estep of Mason, W.Va.
She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Smith, and one brother, Pearlie Estep.
She is survived by three sons, Randy (Wanda) smith of Hartford, W.Va., Samuel (Carolyn) Smith of Clifton, W.Va., Timmy Joe (Tammy) Smith of Syracuse; one daughter, Marilyn Moore of Hartford; one sister, Christi Estep of Iowa; five brothers, Roy Estep of Mason, Bill Estep of Logan, W.Va., Chuck Estep of Syracuse, Ronnie Estep of Mason, and Roger Estep of Mason; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A memorial service has been held at the Christian Bretheren Church in Mason.

Joy Nowlin
Monday, December 12, 2005 5:33 PM EST
Joy J. Nowlin, 85, of Marysville, Ohio, died Friday at Heartland of Marysville, with her family at her side following an extended illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a member of Shiloh Chapel Friends Church. She was a 1938 graduate of Hannan High School in Ashton and was the only girl in her class of six students. She enjoyed flowers and gardening and dearly loved her family.
She was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Pliny, to the late Jesse and Lillian Lanham Gowins. She married Charles Utley Nowlin on May 23, 1938, in Cattlesburg, Ky., and he preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1993. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Taylor, a son, Charles J. Nowlin, a son-in-law, Ronald Peoples, a granddaughter, Joy Gay McNeal, a grandson, Jerry Lee McNeal, a sister, Gladys Fowler; two brothers: Jesse D. Gowins, Jr. and Robert G. Gowins; two sisters-in-law, Beulah Watterson and Martina Edmonds; and a brother-in-law, Bobby Nowlin.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice (Leo) Mitchell and Janet (Paul) Johns, each of Marysville; seven grandchildren, Charles (Suzanne) McNeal, Jeff (Beth) Nowlin, Nancy (Collin) McKim, Paul (Jean) Mitchell, Shane Taylor, Tammy Wright, and Robert (Lynn) Mitchell; 10 great-grandchildren, Justin, Heather, Holly and Heidi Wright; Alexis Taylor, Christopher and Tyler McNeal, and Leo, Jeanelle, and Whitney Mitchell; a sister, Faye Michaels, Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday, at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home in Marysville. Rev. Ed Vinson will officiate and burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Chapel Friends Church in care of the funeral home.

F. Ray Fields
Monday, December 12, 2005 5:33 PM EST
F. Ray Fields, 76, of Hartford, went to heaven while joining his wife Elzanna Fields on Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital.
He was retired from Southern Ohio Coal Company, Meigs Mine No. 1
Fields was a member of the First Church of God in New Haven, was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and was a members of the United Mine Workers of America, Democratic Party and Democratic 100 Club, Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926, Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140, Master Mason of Clifton Lodge No. 23 AF & AM.
He was very instrumental in starting the Senior Citizens Lunch Program in Hartford and help build and obtain funding for the Scenic Overlook at Hartford, and was a past member of the Mason County Board Of Education and a devoted community leader.
Fields was born June 27, 1929, in Hartford, son of the late David Fields Sr. and Laura Ellen (Kearns) Fields.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Franklin "Fliver" Fields, Gerald Fields and William "Billy" Fields.
Survivors include daughters/sons-in-law: Debra (Tom) McNeely of Point Pleasant, Rebecca (Wendell) Chow of Salinas, Calif.; son/daughter-in-law, Lyndon (Peggy) Fields of Barboursville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Alexandra Young, Jet Chow; brother/sisters-in-law, David (Orpha) Fields Jr. of New Haven, Wetzel "Doc" (Bonnie) Fields of New Haven, Melvin (Evelyn) Fields of Hartford, Freddie (Colene) Fields of Hartford and Glenn (Betty) Fields of Mason; sister, Louise London of Syracuse, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, with Pastor Rankin Roach officiating.
Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery.
Visitation is to be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
A special military graveside service will be performed by the Veterans of Foreign War Post 9926 and American Legion Post 140. Condolences may be sent to foglesongtucker@myway.com via e-mail.

Carrie Morris
Monday, December 12, 2005 5:33 PM EST
Carrie Marie Morris, 79, of Point Pleasant, and formally of Prince, W.Va., died Friday at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
She was born April 7, 1926, in Raleigh County, W.Va., a daughter to the late Charles and Mamie Roach Wood.
She was a homemaker and a retired postal worker for the U.S. government. She was a member of Quinnimont Baptist Church in Quinnimont, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Morris; and one daughter, Roberta Morris Clay.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Dave Sizemore of Point Pleasant; one grandson, Brian Sizemore of Huntington; two brothers, Russell Wood of Point Pleasant, Daniel Wood of Prince; and one sister, Lillian Hicks of Illinois.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Sunset Memorial Park in Beckley. Woodie Blake will officiate.
Burial will follow and there will be no visitation.
Arrangements were handled by the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.

Helen M. Scarberry
Saturday, December 10, 2005 4:55 PM EST
Helen M. Scarberry, 80, of Apple Grove, W.Va., died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.
She was born Nov. 17, 1925, in Cabell County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Arthur Warden and Evalenea (Holley) Lambert.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Thomas Scarberry; two sisters, Lillie Porter and Lorena Chapman.
Helen was a member of the Morre's Chapel United Methodist Church and a retired Mason County School teacher with 35 years service.
Surviving are a daughter, Connie Jean Scarberry of Apple Grove; wo nephews, Jeff J. Porter Jr. of Constantine, Mich., and Wayne Thomas of Pomeroy, Ohio; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles W. and Cloie Huffman of Huntington, W.Va.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home with Minister Justin Berry officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Mercerville, Ohio. Visitation will be Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Harry S. 'Bubby' Woomer
Saturday, December 10, 2005 4:55 PM EST
Capt. Harry S. "Bubby" Woomer of Point Pleasant, went to be with the Lord, on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva (Cheesebrew) Woomer; and an infant son.
He was a retired river boat captain. Capt. Woomer attended the Gospel Lighthouse Church and he was a lifetime member of the Point Pleasant River Museum.
He was born June 27, 1910, the son of the late Eastman and Alice Tipton Woomer.
He is survived by four daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Jack Minor of Albany, Ohio, Diana Ehrlich and the late Phil Ehrlich of Phoenix, Ariz., Dottie and Mike Bailey of Davenport, Fla., and Debbie and David Collier of Fort Valley, Ga.; one son and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Donna Woomer of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren, Stephanie (Todd) Davidson of Albany, Ohio, Jack Ray (DeAnn) Minor of Westminister, Calif., Alexandra Anderson of Wichita, Kan., Jeannette Ehrlich of Phoenix, Bradley Allen Wilt of California, Chad Hayden Bailey of Davenport, Fla., Les Collier, Scott Collier and Keith Collier, all of Fort Valley, Ga., Brent Woomer of Rockport, W.Va., and Barrett Woomer of Point Pleasant; and 10 great-grandchildren; special friends and caregivers, David and Phyllis Sword and their family, Bub Sword, Jimmy and DeeDee Durst and son, J.D.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, in Point Pleasant with Pastors Bill Banks and Lloyd "Junior" Mayes officiating. Burial will follow in Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005, from 6-9 p.m.

Betty Johnson Brown
Thursday, December 29, 2005 5:38 PM EST
Betty Jane (Williams) Johnson Brown, 78, formerly of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Northpoint Healthcare Center in Louisville, Ky.
Prior to her going to Northpoint, she spent three years at Richmond Place, where she attended Vesper Services every Sunday.
She was born May 15, 1927, in Point Pleasant, the third child of Reese and Rena Blake Williams. She graduated from Point Pleasant High School in 1946. In 1947, she married Stanley Neal Johnson of Point Pleasant at Trinity Methodist Church.
They had two children, Jane and Stan, and moved to the Midwest in 1955. She maintained lifelong friendships and strong family ties throughout her life. Betty's work career included dental assistant/receptionist, secretary to the president of Concordia Theological Seminary, and school secretary. The last 15 years of her working career, she served as a personnel specialist with Fort Wayne Community Schools, where she was a greatly admired for her perfectionism and devotion. She was active in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus, Trinity English Lutheran Church and charitable organizations. She served as president of the Point Pleasant Junior Women's Club and Phi Theta Delta sorority in Fort Wayne.
Betty was an attentive mother. She was active in school PTA and Bethany EUB Church youth activities, where she guided the lives of her son and daughter. She served as a Brownie and Cub Scout leader and made every holiday an event to remember. Betty was an exceptionally attentive grandmother, whose closets were full of toys and games. She had two granddaughters and three grandsons. Her grandchildren will fondly remember playing for hours in the forts in her den or swimming in the pool at Three Rivers Apartments.
Betty yearned to see the world and traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Mexico and even into China. Following the death of her beloved Stan, she married William K. Brown and shared 13 wonderful years of travel and entertainment before his death in May 1997. Her final years focused on her children and grandchildren.
In recent years, she was blessed with two great grandchildren; Beau Proctor Norton and Emily Ann Quandt. Betty spent most of her adult life in Fort Wayne, Ind. and the last several years in Lexington, Ky. She maintained lifelong friendships and strong family ties throughout her life.
Until her death, her dearest friends remained her son, Stan [Sheila] Johnson of Lexington, her daughter, Elizabeth Jane [Dr. Robert] Wuthrich of Fort Wayne, her sisters Charlotte Binder and Sharon Kearns of Point Pleasant, and brother-in-law William Johnson and his wife, Faye of Chicago. She will be missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, conducted by Pastor Richard DeQuasie. Betty Johnson Brown will be buried at Lone Oak Cemetery, beside her beloved husband Stan Johnson and his family. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.

Radford B. Ingels
Saturday, December 31, 2005 12:34 AM EST
Radford Ingles died Dec. 15, 2005, at the age of 80 in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
He was the son of George W. Ingels and E. Mae Bletner Blake Ingels born Aug. 3, 1925, in Mason City, W.Va. He graduated from Wahama High School where he excelled in football and basketball.
He married his high school sweetheart, Gail Tulloh, in January 1947.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1944 and served in the famed 90th Infantry Division of the 3rd Army under Gen. George Patton. The 90th Infantry Division is the most celebrated combat division in the United States history. he participated in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Combat Infantry Badge, the World War II Victory medal and the Bronze Star. Radford worked at the Kyger Creek Power Plant, Foglesong Funeral Home and the Mason Drive-in Theater.
In California, Radford was personnel manager for B.H. Hadley and the Ball Brothers Corporation. At age 65, he became the Business License Enforcement Inspector for the City of LaVerne and worked there until the time of his death. he was so loved and admired that both the Mayor and City Manager spoke at his service and the flags were lowered to half-mast over the City of LaVerne.
Radford was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, E.M. Blake and George H. Ingles.
He is sadly missed by his sons, Ron (Rose) Ingels and Paul (Mary) Ingels; and grandchildren, Ron, Paul, Robby, Katie, Amber, Lauren and Christopher. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Mary Ingels; and nieces and nephews, Cherole Burdette, John Blake, Candy, Jason and York Ingles.
Funeral services and burial took place at Forest Lawn Covina Hill, Covina, Calif.

Leslie C. Weaver
Saturday, December 31, 2005 12:06 PM EST
Leslie Caroline Weaver, infant of William Jason and Susan Beth (Stiltner) Weaver of Crown City, Ohio, was still born Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005 at the Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant.
In addition to her parents, Leslie Caroline is survived by paternal grandparents, Clyde and Elnora Weaver of New Haven, W.Va. and maternal grandparents, George and Shirley Stiltner of Barboursville, W.Va.; paternal great-grandmothers, Betty Fowler of Point Pleasant and Betty Weaver of New Haven; sisters, Julia Gwinn, Laura Gwinn and Ellen Weaver of Crown City; brother, Aaron Gwinn of Crown City; and aunts and uncles, Sarah (Tracy) Malcom of Macon, Ga., Stephanie (Mark) Midkiff of Barboursville, Heather (John) Haggy, and Jessica Weaver of Columbus, Ohio.
Private graveside services will be held Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006 at the Old Mercerville Cemetery in Mercerville, Ohio with Pastor James Sisson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Downs Syndrome Association.
The Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant is in charge of arrangements.

Earl Lewis
Tuesday, January 3, 2006 5:28 PM EST
Earl I. Lewis, 79, of Letart, went to be with Lord on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
He was retired from Southern Ohio Coal, Meigs Mine No. 1, and was a member of Fairview Bible Church and the United Mine Workers. He was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II and had a passionate love for horses.
Lewis was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Gibbstown, W.Va., son of the late Allan Holbert "Bud" Lewis and Lilah Christine (Edwards) Lewis.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Katherine King; and brother, Russell Lewis.
Survivors include his loving wife, Ruth Lewis of Letart; sons/daughters-in-law, Terry (Charlene) Lewis and Jerry (Debbie) Lewis, both of Letart; grandchildren, Trent (Tammy) Lewis and Kelly Lewis; great-grandchildren, Justin Lewis and Jerrod Lewis; sister, Lucille King of Letartl; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason. Pastors Brian May and Rankin Roach will officiate. Burial to follow in Zerkle Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Lewis, Terry Lewis, Trent Lewis, Justin Lewis, Jerry Morgan and Mike Rogers. Military graveside rites will be performed by the Stewart-Johnson VFW Post 9926, and Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140. Visitation will take place Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Condolences for the family may be sent to foglesongtucker@myway.com via email.

Brenda Burton Clark
Saturday, January 7, 2006 4:35 PM EST
Brenda Burton Clark, 56, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at St. Thomas Hospital.
She was a native of Mason, W.Va., and the daughter of the late Marl and Hazel Shumate Burton.
Mrs. Clark was a member of the Family Worship Center, a caregiver, clown and attended Marshall University.
She is survived by her husband, Mark Clark; daughters, Victoria Hawkins of Chattanooga, Tenn., Catherine (Lance) Roddy of Laurel, Md., and Kelly (Mark) Hermann of Asheville, N.C.; brothers, Wayne Burton of Virginia Beach, Va., and Phillip Burton of Mason; sisters, Wanda Cabell of Charleston, W.Va., Billie Jean Dawson of Mason and Faye Burton of Fort Pierce, Fla.; a stepson, Matthew Clark of Terre Haute, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Tiffany Noel of Terre Haute; and four grandchildren, Jonathon Walker, Sarah Hermann, Alec Hermann and Adam Hawkins.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Woodfin Memorial Chapel with Pastor Brian Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Betty Johnson Brown
Thursday, December 29, 2005 5:38 PM EST
Betty Jane (Williams) Johnson Brown, 78, formerly of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Northpoint Healthcare Center in Louisville, Ky.
Prior to her going to Northpoint, she spent three years at Richmond Place, where she attended Vesper Services every Sunday.
She was born May 15, 1927, in Point Pleasant, the third child of Reese and Rena Blake Williams. She graduated from Point Pleasant High School in 1946. In 1947, she married Stanley Neal Johnson of Point Pleasant at Trinity Methodist Church.
They had two children, Jane and Stan, and moved to the Midwest in 1955. She maintained lifelong friendships and strong family ties throughout her life. Betty's work career included dental assistant/receptionist, secretary to the president of Concordia Theological Seminary, and school secretary. The last 15 years of her working career, she served as a personnel specialist with Fort Wayne Community Schools, where she was a greatly admired for her perfectionism and devotion. She was active in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus, Trinity English Lutheran Church and charitable organizations. She served as president of the Point Pleasant Junior Women's Club and Phi Theta Delta sorority in Fort Wayne.
Betty was an attentive mother. She was active in school PTA and Bethany EUB Church youth activities, where she guided the lives of her son and daughter. She served as a Brownie and Cub Scout leader and made every holiday an event to remember. Betty was an exceptionally attentive grandmother, whose closets were full of toys and games. She had two granddaughters and three grandsons. Her grandchildren will fondly remember playing for hours in the forts in her den or swimming in the pool at Three Rivers Apartments.
Betty yearned to see the world and traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Mexico and even into China. Following the death of her beloved Stan, she married William K. Brown and shared 13 wonderful years of travel and entertainment before his death in May 1997. Her final years focused on her children and grandchildren.
In recent years, she was blessed with two great grandchildren; Beau Proctor Norton and Emily Ann Quandt. Betty spent most of her adult life in Fort Wayne, Ind. and the last several years in Lexington, Ky. She maintained lifelong friendships and strong family ties throughout her life.
Until her death, her dearest friends remained her son, Stan [Sheila] Johnson of Lexington, her daughter, Elizabeth Jane [Dr. Robert] Wuthrich of Fort Wayne, her sisters Charlotte Binder and Sharon Kearns of Point Pleasant, and brother-in-law William Johnson and his wife, Faye of Chicago. She will be missed by her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, conducted by Pastor Richard DeQuasie. Betty Johnson Brown will be buried at Lone Oak Cemetery, beside her beloved husband Stan Johnson and his family. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the Crow-Hussell Funeral Home in Point Pleasant.

Pearl Riffle
Tuesday, December 27, 2005 5:44 PM EST
Pearl Riffle, 79, of Point Pleasant, died Monday Dec. 26, 2005, at St. Mary's Medical Center.
She was born Feb. 28, 1926, in Mason County, son to the late Pearl H. Riffle Sr. and Nellie C.Rainey Riffle He was an registered welder for Amhurst Industries in Gallipolis. He was a member of Krebs Chapel Church in Point Pleasant, and attended the First Church of God in Point Pleasant. He was a member of the Point Pleasant American Legion Post 23, and was a U.S. Navy veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Flo Ann Riffle; and one sister, Virginia Randolph.
Riffle is survived by three sons and daughters in law, Ronald and Nancy Riffle of Point Pleasant, Donald and Anita Riffle of St. Albans, and Stephen and Pam Riffle of Gallipolis Ferry; grandchildren, Tony Riffle and Beth Maynard, both of St. Albans, Josh Riffle of Point Pleasant and Stephanie Ditty of Point Pleasant.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant, with Pastor Carl Swisher officiating. Burial will follow, with no visitation. The Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant is serving the family. Condolences may be sent for the family at dealfuneral@charter.net via email.

Radford B. Ingels
Saturday, December 31, 2005 12:34 AM EST
Radford Ingles died Dec. 15, 2005, at the age of 80 in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
He was the son of George W. Ingels and E. Mae Bletner Blake Ingels born Aug. 3, 1925, in Mason City, W.Va. He graduated from Wahama High School where he excelled in football and basketball.
He married his high school sweetheart, Gail Tulloh, in January 1947.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1944 and served in the famed 90th Infantry Division of the 3rd Army under Gen. George Patton. The 90th Infantry Division is the most celebrated combat division in the United States history. he participated in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Combat Infantry Badge, the World War II Victory medal and the Bronze Star. Radford worked at the Kyger Creek Power Plant, Foglesong Funeral Home and the Mason Drive-in Theater.
In California, Radford was personnel manager for B.H. Hadley and the Ball Brothers Corporation. At age 65, he became the Business License Enforcement Inspector for the City of LaVerne and worked there until the time of his death. he was so loved and admired that both the Mayor and City Manager spoke at his service and the flags were lowered to half-mast over the City of LaVerne.
Radford was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, E.M. Blake and George H. Ingles.
He is sadly missed by his sons, Ron (Rose) Ingels and Paul (Mary) Ingels; and grandchildren, Ron, Paul, Robby, Katie, Amber, Lauren and Christopher. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Mary Ingels; and nieces and nephews, Cherole Burdette, John Blake, Candy, Jason and York Ingles.
Funeral services and burial took place at Forest Lawn Covina Hill, Covina, Calif.

Treasie McMillion
Thursday, December 29, 2005 5:38 PM EST
Treasie B. McMillion, 90, of Mason, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at Holzer Medical Center.
She was a homemaker, and was born March 11, 1915, in Bruce, W.Va., daughter of the late Rufus Dorsey and Tina (Neff) Dorsey.
McMillion attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union at Hartford.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James C. Hughes; second husband, Marmie M. McMillion; daughter, Linda Lou McMillion; great-grandson, Cliff Cook; sisters, Lela Thomas, Nancy Thomas and Verna Burgnoli; and brothers, Stanley, Forest and Arnett Dorsey.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, James and Opal Hughes of Mason, Marshall and Ruby McMillion of Middleport, Howard and Edie McMillion of Mt. Nebo; daughter and son-in-law, Corena and Bob Barnitz of Mason; grandchildren, Connie (Bruce) Goodnite, Carolyn (Skeeter) Ohlinger, Judy (Lee) Richards, April (Jamie) Carter, Bobby (Sue) Barnitz, Rick (Lisa) Barnitz, Jeff (Corinna) Barnitz, Scott (Anna) Barnitz, John (Tracy) Barnitz, Bill (Amy) McMillion, Melissa (Leland) Williams, Dawn (Brian) Thompson, Shawna (Craig) Voss and Todd (Cindee) Roush; 24 great-grandchildren; Eight step great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; and 15 step great-great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home in Mason, with Revs. Dave McManis and Bud Allman officiating. Burial to follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday.
Condolences may be sent to foglesongtucker@myway.com via email.

Thelma (Rainey) Chattin
Saturday, December 31, 2005 12:34 AM EST
Following a brief illness, Thelma (Rainey) Chattin passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at Northwest Center in Randallstown, Md.
She was born in Point Pleasant on Nov. 23, 1937, to the late Chester and Eunice (Spencer) Rainey.
Thelma graudated from Point Pleasant High School in 1955.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one infant brother, Chester Rainey Jr.; and sisters, Marjorie (Howard) Cheesebrew, Betty (Bert) Rodgers, Evelyn (William) Winter and Addie (Lee) Errett, all of Point Pleasant.
She is survived by her husband, John William Chattin; daughter, Jonda (Vance) Summerhill of Reisterstown, Md.; one son, Chris (Corina) Chattin of Colubia, Md.; and one sister, Joanne (William) Wilson of Point Pleasant. Thelma will be deeply missed by her four grandsons and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, in the Eline Funeral Home in Reisterstown. Family and friends may call 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at the funeral home.

Jackson Edwards
Saturday, December 31, 2005 12:06 PM EST
Jackson B. Edwards, 77, of Gallipolis Ferry, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at his home.
He was born Jan. 31, 1928 in Mason County, a son to the late Jackson Y. Edwards and Ruby V. Montgomery Edwards.
He was retired after 30 years as a welder for ACF Industries in Huntington, and he was an Army veteran of World War II.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Marie Edwards; and brothers Wilbur, Harold, William, Johnny and Arthur Edwards.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Kathy Edwards of Gallipolis, Jack and Connie Edwards of Gallipolis Ferry, Frank and Julie Edwards of Hurricane, Benny and Cheryl Edwards of Leon, and Roy and Gail Edwards of Garrett, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Kendall Wandling of Point Pleasant, and Faye Lester Bonecutter of Leon; sister, Elsie McKinney of Lorain, and brother, Virgil Edwards of Indiana; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with the Rev. Bill Banks officating. Burial will follow with a flag presentation at the Henderson Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8 p.m.
Visit dealfuneral@charter.net to send condolences.

 

 

 

 

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