Ohio County "P" Obituaries   


[Source: Wheeling News Register, July 11, 1936]


Barnesville, O., July 11 - Services for Hiram Palmer, 80, who died at his home in Somerton Thursday afternoon after a lengthy illness, were held this afternoon from the Methodist church with Rev. M. LaFollette officiating. Burial was made at Somerton. Surviving are two sons, Ernest of Akron and Everett of Cleveland; two daughters, Mrs. Laura Lynn of Akron and Mrs.Myrtle Steers, Canton. He was a member of the Somerton Methodist church.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, July 3, 1956]

MRS. VASHIE GODDARD PALMER, 75, of Rosbys Rock, died last night in the Glen Dale Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in Wileyville May 27, 1881, a daughter of George and Jeannetta Montgomery Goddard. She was a member of the Church of Christ Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. W. Wilson of Moundsville and Mrs. Louis Postle, Moundsville RD 2; eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Lutes chapel in Moundsville, where services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. E. P. Schaich and Evangelist Jess W. Nutter. Burial will follow in the New Martinsville Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, December 17, 1937]


Brief services will be conducted at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning in the chapel of the Schmeichel funeral home for Joseph Pappert, 71, retired employe of the Wheeling Tile company, who died Wednesday at the home of his son, Charles Pappert, 3534 Chapline street.

Requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock in St. Alphonsus church. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary cemetery.

Mr. Pappert was a life resident of this city. He is survived by three daughters, two sons, one sister, two brothers and nine grandchildren.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Times Leader, August 16, 1992]

Walter J. Parfinovich, 65, 68220 Adolph St., Bridgeport, died Saturday at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry. He was born Nov. 15, 1926 in Wheeling, a son of the late Walter and Antonio Krupica Parfinovich. He was a retired employee of the former Weimer Meat Packing Co., Wheeling. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wolfhurst and a National Guard veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by one brother, Tony Parful; one sister, Mary Baker. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Donovan Parfinovich; three daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Bobbie) Barker of Richmond, Mrs. Jerry (Cathy) Magistro of Colerain, and Mrs. William (Carol) Thompson of Bridgeport; two brothers, Alex Parvin of California and Steve Parvin of Herodon Village, Va., nine grandchildren. Friends will be received today 7-9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Wolfhurst, with Monsignor Mark Froelich officiating. Burial follows in Linwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Thursday, January 12, 1871]

PARK - In Martin’s Ferry, Ohio, on Wednesday, January 11th, WM. H. PARK, son of D. & E. Park, aged 22 years and 3 months.

Funeral notice tomorrow.

William H. Park

[Source: Wheeling Register, Friday, January 13, 1871]

PARK - In Martin’s Ferry, Ohio, on Wednesday, January 11th, WM. H. PARK, son of D. & E. Park, aged 22 years and 3 months.

Funeral on Friday, January 13th. Services at the Martinsville Presbyterian church at 2 ˝ o’clock P. M. Friends of the family are respectfully invited.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, February 15, 1999]

PARKHURST, Erma Annaleisa, 69, of West Church Street, Barnesville, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, at Barnesville Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kurt and Bertha Goebels Heidrich; a brother. Surviving are two sons, Jurgen Schmitt of West Germany and Christopher Parkhurst of Barnesville; three daughters, Bridgette Scattergood of Holloway, Debbie McBride of Barnesville, and Ramona Barnes of Short Creek; four brothers, Kurt, Klaus, Oscar, and Robert Heidrich, all of West Germany; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Friends received 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at Campbell - Plumly - Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, where services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville. VFW Auxiliary Services will be held 6:45 p.m. Monday.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, March 24, 2000]

PARKS, Leonard S., 93, of New Martinsville, died Wednesday, March 2,, 2000, in New Martinsville Health Care Center. He was a retired merchant/orchard grower in Jacksonburg, W.Va., and from Ormet Corp. and a member of the Steelton Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith B. Parks; his parents, Francis and Clarica Thompson Parks; a sister, Leona; three brothers, Graydon, Guy and Charles; two half-brothers, David and Floyd; and four half-sisters, Chrystena, Alice, Laura and Sarah. Surviving are four sons, Kenneth, Kerry and Rikki, all of New Martinsville, and Anthony of Proctor; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Friends received noon to 2 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Iams Funeral Home, 833 Third St., New Martinsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Wheeling News Register - November 21, 1960

Parsons, William B., 77 of 804 Hickory St., Martins Ferry, a retired salesman, died Sunday in the Martins Ferry Hospital, after a short illness. He was born in Wales, Aug. 4, 1883 and was a member of the Ohio City Lodge AF & AM.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Sarah Beck of Martins Ferry and on nephew, Owen Meyers of Bridgeport.His remains were removed to the Keller Funeral Home where services wil be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. with Rev. David Gray officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Ohio City Lodge will conduct services this evening at 7:oo at the funeral home.

NOTE: I have no other infomation on Mr. Parsons. His obituary was on the same page as one of my relatives.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


Died June 7, 1964

Mrs. Nellie McCutcheon Pascoe, 89, of Route 14, Ravenna, died Sunday morning at her residence after a period of failing health.

Born April 8, 1875 at Roney's Point, W.Va., she lived there until moving to Ravenna (Ohio) 57 years ago. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church.

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Florence Sutton of the residence; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Montgomery and Mrs. Sarah Abercrombie, both of West Alexander, Pa. Her husband, Alexander, died 19 years ago.

Services at the Charles E. Woolf Memorial Home, Ravenna, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. William G. Spearman officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery (Ravenna, Ohio). Friends will be received at the memorial home from 2-4 snf 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

NOTE: According to her death certificate, she was the daughter of Hugh McCutcheon & Nancy Kettler.

(Dave Rader)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, June 6, 1965]

PASTILONG, John, 87, formerly of McMechen, died Saturday at 6 p.m. at the home of his daughter, 708 Maple Lane, Glen Dale Heights. He was born July 24, 1877, in Poland, the son of Michael and Maria Pastilong, and came to the United States as a young man. He was a resident of McMechen for 45 years, a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and the Rosary - Altar Society of the church; the Polish Roman Catholic Union and the United Mine Workers of America. He was a retired employe of the Hitchman Coal Co., Benwood. His wife, Sophia Hanchar Pastilong, died in 1939. Surviving are three sons, Paul of Cleveland; Peter of Rockville, Md., and Edward of Moundsville; four daughters, Mrs. Leon Hawrylauk of Chicago; Mrs. Joseph Zilka, with whom he resided; Mrs. Frank Wysocki of McMechen and Mrs. Alfred Swartzlander of Newton Falls, Ohio: 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, McMechen, on Sunday evening. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday December 4, 1973]

PASTORIOUS, Edna Loretta, 40, of 46 Walnut Ave., Moundsville, died Tuesday at Reynolds Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Hillview Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Robert Lee Pastorious; her mother, Mrs. Delia Huggins Morris of Benwood; a son, Walter E. Gilbert Jr. of Roberts Ridge; two daughters, Sharlene Gilbert of Wheeling and Deborah Gilbert of Roberts Ridge; two brothers, Carl Morris of Moundsville and Elwood Morris of Boggs Run; and five sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Dunlap of Point Pleasant, W. Va., Mrs. Waleah Chadima of Bath, O., Mrs. Wanda Nowakowski of Lansing, O., Mrs. Rosalie Billitter of Warwood, and Mrs. Sandra Williams of Cuyahoga Falls, O. Friends received at Grisell Funeral Home, Moundsville, after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, June 13, 1955]

Nile R. Pastorious, 54, 31 Riley Hill Road, McMechen, died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday at the Ohio Valley General Hospital, where he was admitted May 3.

He was an electrician at the Benwood Works of the Wheeling Steel Corp.

Born in Benwood, Dec. 5, 1901, he had lived in McMechen most of his life where he was a member of the Methodist Church. He was the son of George W. and Lucinda Dilman Pastorious. Surviving are his wife, Catherine Schafer Pastorious, two sons, Charles, of Huntington, and Robert, at home; one stepson, Brock Griffith, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Louise Francis, at home; Mrs. Betty McCormick, at home; and Mrs. Ramona Lemley, Portsmouth, O.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Del Raga Prager, Wheeling; one brother, John, Skyline Drive, Glendale Heights; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Hudson, McMechen, and Mrs. Rex McGlumphy, McMechen; seven grandchildren. The body is at the Riggs Funeral Home, McMechen, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. E. L. Lowery will officiate. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, August 9, 1998]

PASTORIOUS, Norma J., 66, of Big Grave Creek, Moundsville, died Friday, August 7, 1998, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. She was a former glass-etcher from the Fostoria Glass Co., Moundsville, and a retired employee of the Mound View Health care Center, Moundsville; and a member of the Moundsville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clen "Joe" Wingrove and Eva Luella Wingrove Thompson; a brother, Ronald Wingrove. Surviving are her husband, Robert Pastorious; two sons, Daniel French of Moundsville and Thomas French of Grave Creek; three brothers, Robert Wingrove of Middlebourne, Donald Wingrove of Moundsville and Gary Wingrove of Glendale; a sister, Marcella Wingrove of Moundsville; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends received from noon-3 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Grisell Funeral Home, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment in Beelers Station Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Monday, October 2, 1882]

PEABODY - At the residence of his parents, in Benwood, Saturday, September 30, at 11:10 P. M., AUGUSTUS, son of Horatio and Aurelia Peabody, aged 7 years.

Funeral will take place from the residence Monday, October 2d, at 2 P. M. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends respectfully invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


"Someone died in the Capital this week a picturesque figure in the person of Colonel ? Pendleton, who came to Washington from Berkeley Springs, West Virginia and was aged 70. For many years, he was regarded as the handsomest and most distinguished looking man in Washington. He was famous as an after dinner speaker. He was one of Mosby’s raiders and among his many other military exploits of Civil War time, one stood out as exceptional. He took an active part in robbing his own father. Major Pendleton, his father, was paymaster in the Union Army. He was on his way from Washington to his regiment in the locality of Harper’s Ferry to pay the soldiers, when he was ambushed and robbed by Col. Mosby’s men, and his son took an active part in the enterprise. Besides his father, Col. Pendleton had two brothers who fought on the Union side.”

(Nancy Karns)


Oct. 24, 1976, wife of the late Henry S. Pentney; mother of Paul H. of New Orleans, La., Henry A., Helen M. and William M. Pentney; also survived by 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Strauss Muenze. Funeral service from the Carlton A. Ulrich Funeral Home Inc., 3272 Bailey Ave., Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock and at St. Aloysius Church at 10 o'clock. Friends are invited. The family will be present between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

Note: The following is what I know about Isabel. She was my great-aunt and resided in Buffalo, N.Y. She was the daughter of Katherine Strauss Muenze and Henry Muenze of 34 Henderson St., Wheeling. She had a brother named William and an aunt named Elizabeth Strauss. She was one of ten children. In fact she was the eighth child of Katherine and Henry Muenze. Our family always called her Aunt Elizabeth. She had a younger sister named Isabel that was born to her dad and step-mother Mary Menz Muenze.

(Mary Muesegaes Martin)


Wheeling News Register - November 21, 1960

Peto, William B., 74, a resident of RD 1, Steubenville, and formerly of Brooke County, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Ohio Valley Hospital, Steubenville, at 3 p. m. Saturday. He was born in Hungary, March 21, 1886, a son of Gabor and Rose Peto, and came to this country in 1918, where he was employed as a miner. His wife, Mary Peto, preceded him in death in 1941. Surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Joseph Wilson of Steubenvile; the Mesdames Eugene Glezy, Julius Lorenez, and Charles Molnar, all of Cleveland: two sons: Charles Jr., Steubenville: and John, Chesterland, O.; fifteen grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street., Follansbee. Services will be conducted there on Tuesday at 9 a.m. by the Rev. Norman Riedesel, and burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

NOTE: I have no other infomation on Mr. Peto. His obituary was on the same page as one of my relatives.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Sunday, September 18, 1955]

Margaret E. Pettit, wife of Marion C. Pettit of 1714 Fourth St., Moundsville, died at Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Saturday at 6:55 a.m., after a lengthy illness.

Daughter of the late Silas and Helen Rowand, the deceased was born in Wirt County, W. Va.

Surviving are her husband; two step-daughters; Mrs. Leona Adamiak and Mrs. Maude Perrill, both of Moundsville; a step-son, Lee M. Pettit of Talmadge, O.; a niece, Sarah Shingleton, of Pittsburgh, Pa., with whom she made her home until her marriage; two sisters, Mrs. Everett Jeffers, Glencoe, O., and Mrs. Zona Finley of Bethesda, O.; a brother, Robert Rowand of Charlotte, Mich.

She was a member of the Church of Christ of Moundsville.

Her body was removed to the Grisell Funeral Home in Moundsville and will be taken to the Church of Christ on Monday at 2 p.m., when services will be held in charge of Elder Jesse W. Nutter. Burial will follow in Glencoe, O.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, September 5, 1957]

PHILLIPS, Frances B., of Daytona Beach, Fla., died Tuesday after a long illness. The body will arrive at the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home, Bellaire, on Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at a time to be announced with the Rev. Harold Milfred in charge. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Friday, July 5, 1946]

Obsequies Today For Phillips Infant

The Rev. W. W. Beckley, pastor of the Benwood Methodist church, was in charge of the services held at 2 o’clock in the Bertschy Memorial Chapel for George Phillips, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Phillips, Sr., of 855 Beech avenue, Pittsburgh. The baby was born July 3 in the Bellvue hospital at Pittsburgh and died Thursday morning at 5:30 o’clock. The mother is the former Ella Jane Haught of McMechen.

Burial was made in Greenwood.

Surviving in addition to the parents are a brother, Thomas Phillips, Jr., at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Phillips of Benwood, and the maternal grandfather, Milton Haught of McMechen.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Newspaper not named, dated July 29, 1829, Wheeling, (West) Virginia.

Ester R. Hull Picket

Esther Rockwell Hull Picket (Mrs. Albert Sr.) "On the 26th instance in the 59th year of her age, Mrs. Ester R. Hull Picket, consort of Mr. Albert Picket formerly of the city of New York, is deeply lamented by a numerous family. She had been a communing member of the Presbyterian Church for upwards of twenty years previous to her decease. Her life was marked by that serene, unostentatious deportment which the principles of the religion she professed are so well calculated to inspire. She endured many months of painful suffering but she endured as seeing Him who is invisible and the close of her life was that of a saint falling asleep in the arms of that blessed Savior who had supported her thru so may painful hours and who, in the last and trying scene of her mortal existence, she found to be mighty to save."

Note: From family papers from bible of Mary Concklin (Picket) Gale.

(Margie Hinton)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, February 13, 1920]

Pierce Funeral.

Preparatory to burial in Boston, services for Captain Augustus Baker Pierce, who died on Wednesday, were conducted yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence of his niece, Mrs. George A. Bishop, at Woodsdale, by the Rev. R. E. L. Strider, pastor of St. Matthew's church. The remains will be sent to Boston for burial this afternoon.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source, Wheeling News Register, Monday, February 7, 2000]

PIERCE, Cleo W., 81 Of south Eleanor Ave., Bridgeport, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E.; her parents Robert E. and Jessie Frye Watson and three brothers, George W., Robert W. and John H. Watson. Surviving are a son, E. Kent of Mechanicsburg, Ohio; three grandchildren, Daniel Pierce of Fairview, Jennifer Eyens of Westerville, Ohio, John Pierce of Columbus; and a great-grandchild. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at Heslop Funeral Home, Walnut at Fifth streets, Martins Ferry. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Tuesday, January 6, 1981]

PLENNI, Magda, 92, of 1201 Pearl St., Martins Ferry, died Monday at Peterson Hospital. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Wheeling. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Herluf Lindelof, and her second husband, Joseph W. Plenni, Surviving are a son, William C. Lindelof Sr. of: Martins Ferry; a daughter, Mrs. Irvan (Betty) Blum of Sarasota, Fla.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are incomplete at the McCoy Funeral Home, 44-15th St., Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, May 31, 1882]

PORTER - On Tuesday, May 30th, Mrs. MARGARET PORTER, wife of Jefferson Porter, aged 56 years. Funeral from her late residence, Bridgeport, Ohio, this (Wednesday) morning at 10 o'clock.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Bethany Republic Clipper, December 11, 1929]

Mrs. Elizabeth Potter Dies at Age of 84 years

Mrs. Elizabeth Potter, of Bethany, a resident of Harrison County for a great many years, died just after midnight Sunday morning at her home in the south part of town, at the age of 84 years. Mrs. Potter had been in feeble health for a long time.

She was a native of Pennsylvania where she was born May 18, 1845, a daughter of John F. and Margaret Cameron Fordyce. She is survived by four sons: Harve Potter of Kansas City, Mo., Harlow G. Potter of Texarkana, Texas, Albert C. Potter of Philadelphia, Pa, and Willis D. Potter of Nampa, Idaho.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home, conducted by the Rev. Alex Reid, an old friend and neighbor of the family. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Prentiss and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Skinner sang "Nearer, My God, to Thee," "Rock of Ages" and "A Land of Pure Delight," with Mrs. A. C. Flint as accompanist and Ralph Fordyce, Clifford Polley, Dockery Wilson, L. G. Prentiss and Earl Poland served as pallbearers.

Interment was at Miriam cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Bethany Republic Clipper, December 18, 1929]

Mrs. Elizabeth Fordyce Potter

Elizabeth Jane Fordyce, eldest daughter of John Franklin and Margaret Cameron Fordyce, was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, May 18, 1845, and lived there until she arrived at the age of young womanhood. She acquired her education in her native state and for several years taught in the public schools.

On September 11, 1867 she was united in marriage to Clinton H. Potter of Washington County, Pennsylvania. To this union six children were born, of which four survive, Etta Blanche and John Franklin having passed on before.

In March, 1868, Mrs. Potter and her husband took the westward trail, coming to Missouri. They located in Harrison county, settling on a farm about six miles southeast of Bethany, Mo. The county being comparatively new, they did their share in developing and improving the living conditions of the community. After 31 years of farm life, Mrs. Potter and her husband decided to cease active farming. Purchasing a residence in Bethany, they moved to it in 1899. After the death of her husband, which occurred in November, 1914, Mrs. Potter continued to live in the same home to the end of her days.

About the year 1904, Mrs. Potter was converted during the pastorate of the Rev. Samuel Carothers and united with the First Methodist Episcopal church of Bethany, Mo., retaining her membership there to the end. For some years past, Mrs. Potter did not attend church on account of ill health, but she enjoyed and found comfort in reading her Bible. She often said that reading her Bible kept her strong in the faith that Jesus Christ was her personal Savior.

Mrs. Potter was an unassuming woman. She cared but little to mingle and take part in society life, preferring the quietness of her home. She loved her home and she loved flowers. Her yard was beautiful to behold, resplendent in color and kind. She was careful and frugal in her habits. Farm life in the late 60's and early 70's taught her many lessons to be frugal and economical, and these traits remained with her through life.

Her health continued to fail as the years came on. Complications set in which could not be overcome. All was done that could be done. She breathed her last on Sunday morning at 12:01 o'clock, December 8, at the mellow age of 84 years, six months and 19 days.

Surviving her are the four sons: Willis D. of Nampa, Idaho, Harlow C. of Texarkana, Texas, Albert C. of Philadelphia, Pa., and Charles H. of Kansas City, Mo., one sister Mrs. Lon Johnson of Bedford, Iowa, also a number of relatives and friends who mourn their loss.

Funeral services were conducted by the writer at the home, Tuesday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m. in the presence of relatives, neighbors and friends. One touching feature was the presence of old time neighbors and friends of long ago, when life was young, who came to pay their tribute of respect and esteem to the life of this worthy woman. At the close of the services, her remains were conveyed to Miriam cemetery and laid to rest beside her husband to await the dawn of eternity.

Servant of God, well done;
Thy glorious warfare's past;
The battle fought, the victory won,
And thou art crowned at last.
Alex Reid

Card of Thanks

We desire to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all friends and neighbors who so kindly gave of their sympathy and assistance during the sickness and at the death of our beloved mother.

The sons: Charles H. Potter, Albert C. Potter, Harlow G. Potter, Willis D. Potter

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Sunday, March 12, 1989]

POWELL, C. Alton, 98, of Bridgeport, Ohio, formerly of Bellaire, died Saturday in East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry. He was a retired employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. and a member of the Bellaire United Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Esther Warren Powell; his second wife, Carrie Rider Powell; a brother, William Powell and a sister, Alma Colvin. Surviving are a daughter, Rosemary Young of Bridgeport; two nieces, Ina Teasedale of Bellaire and Frances Frees of Shadyside; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Friends received noon-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to the Seeing Hand Association, 737 Market St., Wheeling.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Saturday, February 11, 1871]

On the 8th inst., at the residence of her son, Louis Pracht, on Main street, North Wheeling, Mrs. ELIZABETH PRACHT, aged 73 years.

The funeral will take place at 2 o’clock to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon from the residence of her son, Louis Pracht, on Main street, between Madison and Jefferson. Friends of the family are invited to attend.

(Cheryl McCombs)


Prager - In Philadelphia on Friday October 8, 1873. Mr. George Prager, aged 81 years and 6 months.

(Donna Criswell Mollaun)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, February 13, 1920]

Harold Odell Prager.

Harold Odell Prager, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Prager, died early yesterday morning, after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be conducted from the residence, 1159 Grandview street, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made in Mt. Wood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, July 11, 1936]


Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o'clock at the Altmeyer & Sons funeral home for Nancy Lee Prager, infant daughter of Richard and Freda Flading Prager, who died Thursday evening in the Ohio Valley General hospital. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, October 10, 1960]

PREWITT, Everett E., a native of Marshall County, died Sunday at the home of a son in Fayette City, Pa. He was born April 26, 1875, a son of Daniel and Jane Calvory(?) Prewitt. Surviving are four sons, Harry of Los Angeles, David and Arthur of Fayette City, and Everett of Lima, O.; one sister, Mary of Canonsburg, Pa.; one brother, Friend, in Texas; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be held in Fayette City, Pa. But brief graveside services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Joy Church Cemetery, where interment will be made. The Antill Funeral Home will be in charge.

(Cheryl McCombs)

Obit abt. the 4th of June, 1937. Microfilm, Ohio County Public LIbrary.


Resident of Wheeling since early childhood succumbs Friday

Mrs. Anna Jeneskee Weings Prezalinski, 65, widow of Frank Prezalinski and a resident of Wheeling since childhood died Friday evening at 6:15 o' clock at her home, 4404 Wetzel Street.

She suffered a paralytic stroke May 4 and a second stroke last night caused her death.

Mrs. Prezalinski was born in New Jersey, Septemeber, 22, 1871, a daughter of John and Louise Jeneskee, and came to Wheeling with her parents when a child. She was a member of Immaculate Conception church and was affiliated with the P.T.A. of St. Mary's school. She was married to Mr. Prezalinski 50 years ago. He preceeded her in death 33 years ago.

Surviving are 6 daughters, Mrs. Micheal Osmainanski, Mrs. Ann May, Mrs. Lawrence Manning, Mrs. Joseph Kuskey, all of Wheeling, and the Misses Bernadine and Marcella Weings, at home; 2 sons, John Prezalinski at home, Joseph Prezalinski, at home; 3 brothers, Harry C., William and Frank Janeskee, all of Wheeling; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Mulley, of Follansbee, WVa., Mrs. Lucy Dunn, of Sardis, OH, Mrs. Rose White, of Wheeling; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The body was removed to the Altmeyer funeral home and this afternoon was returned to the late residence.

Brief services will be held at the home Tuesday morning at 8:15 o'clock. A mass of requiem will be celebrated at 9 o'clock in Imaculate Conception church. Mount Calvary cemetery will be the place of burial.

(Jana Otte)


[Source: Wheeling Register, Tuesday, July 18, 1882]

PRICE - At Lewisburg, W. Va., at 8 o'clock A. M. July 11th, NANNIE C., infant daughter of John S. and Sue J. Price.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Wednesday, February 16, 2000]

Ex-Attorney James Pyles Dies at Age 77

James William Pyles, a retired New Martinsville attorney, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in New Martinsville Health Care Center. He was 77.

A resident of New Martinsville, he was born June 16, 1922, in New Martinsville, son of the late Homer V. and Maude Chesney Pyles.

He was a graduate Magnolia High School and West Virginia University College of Law. He was admitted to the West Virginia Bar in 1949, admitted to argue before the U.S. District Court in 1951 and before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1960.

He was past city attorney for Paden City, and New Martinsville. He was also a former director, vice-president and president of Doolin Federal Savings and Loan.

He was past director of the New Martinsville Chamber of Commerce, past director of the New Martinsville Scholarship Fund; past vice-president, president and board member of governors West Virginia, Trial Lawyers Association, past member of the board of governors of the West Virginia Bar Association; a member of the American Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association and American Judicature Society.

He was commissioner of accounts for Wetzel County and general receiver of Circuit Court of Wetzel County, a Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, an honorary life-time member of the West Virginia Trial Lawyers and the recipient of the Magnolia High School Alumni Life Achievement Award.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty E. Billiter. Surviving are his wife, Mona Jeanne Wise Pyles; two sons, Bradley James Pyles of Logan, W.Va., and Jeffrey Bryan Pyles of New Martinsville; three, daughters, Debra Lynn West of New Martinsville, Cathy Susan Pyles of North Hollywood, Calif., and Vicki Jane Miles of Chaska, Minn; and 13 grandchildren.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Arrangements by Iams Funeral Home, 833 Third St., New Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to West Virginia Northern Community College , the New Martinsville Public Library or to the Wetzel County Humane Society.

(Cheryl McCombs)


[Source: Wheeling News Register, Monday, July 16, 1979]

PYLES, Stanley H. Sr., 60, of 1105 Ninth St., Moundsville, died Sunday at the Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Church of Christ 210 Cedar Ave,. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Rice Pyles, his mother, Mrs. Virtue Miller Pyles, of Moundsville; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Devona June) Clark, of Moundsville, Mrs. Roger W. (Billie Jo) Magers, of Chantill, Va., and Mrs. Kent E. (Sandra Ruth) Loy, of New Martinsville; four sons, Larry E., of El Paso, Tex., Stanley H. Jr., of New Martinsville, Benjamin C., of Topeka, Kan. and Thomas Donald, of Moundsville; four sisters, Mrs. Fern Hughes, of Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Ruth Sacripante, of Wellsburg, Mrs. Anna Mae Bryson, of Newark, Ohio, and Madeline Moore, of Moundsville; two brothers, Bryson Pyles of New Smyrna, Fla., and John C. Pyles, of Warren, Ohio. Friends received at the Grisell Funeral Home, 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Riverview Cemetery.

(Cheryl McCombs)