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Parkersburg News March 19, 2004

Margaret Callihan

BEVERLY - Margaret E. Callihan, 66, of Fourth Street, Beverly died March 18, 2004, in Columbus, Ohio.

Survivors include her husband, Glen; daughters, Donna Motz and Carmen Swain; sons, Ron and Keith; a brother, William Bills; and a sister, Carolyn Nichols.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.

Donations can be made to Beverly-Waterford Twp. Rescue or Washington County Hospice.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 28, 2004

Frances M. Caltrider

Frances M. Caltrider, 81, of Marietta, formerly of Vienna and Parkersburg, died Sept. 26, 2004, at Heartland of Marietta.

She was born March 19, 1923, in Wirt County, a daughter of the late Virgil A. and Minnie Lynch Sheppard. She was a 1941 graduate of Parkersburg High School and a graduate of Mountain State Business College. She had been a member of the Vienna Baptist Church for more than 50 years, where she was secretary from 1957 to 1985. She played the piano and sang in the choir, and was church clerk for 17 years. She served as secretary for Baptist Temple in Parkersburg for several years. She had been a volunteer with the Camden-Clark Auxiliary.

She is survived by three daughters, Becky Ingram and her husband, Paul, of St. Marys, Marilyn Hryb and her husband, Ken, of Marietta and Carole Sheppard of the Charleston, W.Va., area; five grandchildren, Jay Taylor of Oviedo, Fla., Andy Ingram and his wife, Cheryl, of St. Marys, Jeremy Ingram and his wife, Laura, of Lexington, Ky., Ryan Bates and his fiancee, Diana Trussell, and Robyn Knaus and her husband, Dan, all of Marietta.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil A. Caltrider.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Nathan Williams officiating. Burial will be in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. Calling hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 21, 2006

Golda G. Caltrider

Golda Geneva “Ginny” Caltrider, 77, of Belleville, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Widen, W.Va., a daughter of the late William Harley Starcher and Gay Hattie Sirk Starcher. She was a homemaker and a member of the Belleville United Methodist Church.

Ginny is survived by nine children, James R. Caltrider and his wife, Janet, of Flemington, W.Va., Margaret G. Cox of Canton, Ohio, Franklin R. Caltrider of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Marsha K. Buskirk and her husband, Gary, of Belleville, Randall R. Caltrider of Lexington, Ky., David W. Caltrider of Parkersburg, Rodney O. Caltrider and his wife, Mary, of St. Marys, Scott T. Caltrider of Belleville and Stephanie M. Eaton and her husband, Richard, of Belleville; five brothers, William Starcher of Georgia, Ed Starcher of Florida, Arling Starcher of New Mexico and James Starcher and Jerry Starcher, both of West Virginia; three sisters, Roszetta Anderson of Florida, Shirley Sparks of Mason and Margie Scheuerman of New Mexico; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Owen Richard “Dick” Caltrider; one son, Mark Douglas Caltrider; two sisters, Pebble Anderson and Janice Bradley; and one great-grandchild, Sabrina Simons.

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Bob Riffle and the Rev. Michael Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen North Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Harry Delbert Cameron

Harry Delbert "Deb" Cameron, 83, of Newport, OH, died March 31, 2002, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 8, 1918, in Pleasants County, a son of the late Samuel and Cora Williamson Cameron. He worked for Weirton Steel before going into the U.S. Army on Sept. 15, 1942. He was a Veteran of World War II and was discharged on Dec. 10, 1945. During his three years of service in the South Pacific, he earned the America Theater Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, the Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal.

Coming home he bought a house in the Newport area. He joined the Carpenters Local Union 356 in Marietta, where he was a member for more than 50 years and worked on several jobs in the Marietta-Parkersburg area.

He is survived by one sister, Goldie Smith, 94, of Newport; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Earl, Roy, Glen, and James Cameron; and two sisters, Mamie Griffith and Elsie Taylor.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Perry Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 5108 and American Legion Post 64 of Marietta. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Acey C. "Junior" Campbell

Acey C. "Junior" Campbell Jr., 66, of Route 3, St. Marys died June 28, 2002, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 19, 1935, in Whipple, Ohio, a son of Eleanor Kidd Campbell of St. Marys and the late Acey C. Campbell Sr. He was a laborer, cement finisher and was a member of the Laborers Local Union 1085 and the Cement Finishers Union 181, both of Parkersburg. His hobbies included hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jo Ann Coss Campbell; six children, Betty Pierce, Rick Campbell and his wife Katie, Rod Campbell and his friend Brenda and Penny Cupp and her husband Jamie, all of St. Marys, Virginia Clark and her husband Dale of Waverly, W.Va., and Robin Campbell of Pennsboro, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jerry Lee Campbell of Haines City, Fla. He was preceded in death by his father; one granddaughter, Tressy Marie Clark; one brother, Norman Campbell; and an infant brother and sister.

A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family. There will not be any calling hours.

Memorial contributions maybe made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Debbie Thompson, P.O. Box 246, Belmont, W.Va. 26134.

Ruttencutter-Ingran Funeral Home, St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News - November 24, 2003

Ben E. Campbell

ST. MARYS - Ben E. Campbell, 74, of Rt. 3, St. Marys, died Nov. 22, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born May 14, 1929, in Pleasants County, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Noland Campbell. He was a member of the Laborers Union 1085, Parkersburg, and a member of the Naish Springs Church of Christ. He loved to restore old bicycles.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Evelyn Campbell; two children, Eva McBrayer and her husband, David, of St. Marys, and Joe Campbell and his wife, Celena, of Belmont; five grandchildren, Randy, David and Susanne McBrayer, all of St. Marys, and Ryan and Daniel Campbell, both of Belmont; one sister, Grace Flowers of Marietta; one brother, Ray Campbell of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ella Miller and Ruby Campbell; and two brothers, Howard Campbell and John Campbell.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island. Calling hours are from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 6, 2007

Charles M. Campbell Jr.

Charles M. "Chuckie" Campbell Jr., 28, of St. Marys died Feb. 4, 2007.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, and 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Charles M. “Chuckie” Campbell, Jr., 28, of St. Marys, WV, died, February 4, 2007, in St. Marys, WV. He was born, August 11, 1978, in Marietta, OH, a son of Charles M. Campbell, Sr. and Linda Adams Campbell Poling both of St. Marys, WV. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandmother/adopted mother, Pauline Hinds Campbell of St. Marys, WV, three sisters, Janet Bridge of Pennsylvania, Marilyn Postlewaite of Mannington, WV, and Corina Wise of Littleton, WV, three aunts, Nancy Dalrymple and Midge Dawson both of St. Marys, WV, and Shirley Stackhouse of Belmont, WV, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Denver Campbell. Services will be held Thursday, February 8, 2007, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Michael Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery, Rt. 16, Pleasants County, WV. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 P. M. Wednesday, and from 1 to 2 P. M. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - February 22, 2004

Charlotte "Shorty" Campbell

ST. MARYS - Charlotte "Shorty" Campbell, 64, of St. Marys departed this life, February 21, 2004, at Marietta Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was born, April 18, 1939, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Clarence Sr. and Doris Reynolds. She was a St. Marys High School graduate with the class of 1958, worked as a waitress since the age of 15 until her retirement in September of 2000, and was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Cathy Hutchins, of Jonesboro, Tenn., Diane Harris of Middlebourne, Carol Stallings, of Ernul, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; former husband, Duane Larsen Sr.; five stepchildren; several stepgrandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren, four sisters, Jo-Ann Forrester of Florida, Regina Dryer and Linda Gillum of Cleveland and Jan Thomas of St. Marys; three brothers, Junior Reynolds of Cleveland, Charles Reynolds of Parkersburg, and Jim Reynolds of North Carolina and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother; three sisters; one grandson; one stepgranddaughter; her former husband, the late Norman Campbell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Tim Nichols officiating. Calling hours will be 6-9 p.m. today and until time of service on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island. Memorial contributions may be made to Home Nursing and Hospice at Marietta Memorial Hospital, 210 N. Seventh Street, Suite 300, Marietta, OH 45750.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 10, 2009

Eleanor A. Campbell

Eleanor Adeline Kidd Campbell, 96, of Tyler County, W.Va., died April 8, 2009.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W..Va. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Eleanor Adeline Kidd Campbell, 96, of Tyler County, WV, formerly of St. Marys, WV, passed away, Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at her Tyler County home surrounded by her family following a brief illness. Eleanor was one of twelve children of Edwin Clark and Ica Virginia Elder Kidd.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Acey Clifton Campbell, Sr. of St. Marys, four children, Edward, Mary Virginia, Norman, Acey, Jr. (Junior), one grandchild and two great grandchildren, four brothers and six sisters.

She is survived by one son, Jerry Lee Campbell of Sistersville, WV, one sister, Marjorie Bee of Barlow, OH, thirteen grandchildren, thirty-eight great grandchildren, fourteen great great grandchildren, caregiver, Melinda Dee McMahon of Sistersville, WV, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She loved flowers.

Services will be held Monday, April 13, 2009, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Friends may call from 2 to 8 P. M. Sunday and from 9 to 11 A. M. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions can be made to Journey Hospice, 314 South Wells Street, Sistersville, WV 26175.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 4, 2005

Evelyn M. Campbell

Evelyn M. Campbell, 77, of St. Marys died March 2, 2005.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

(Posting by Ingram Funeral Home)

Evelyn M. Campbell, 77, of Rt. 3, St. Marys, WV, died, March 2, 2005, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont, WV. She was born, October 9, 1927, in Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Laura Noland Campbell. She was a member of the Naish Spring Church of Christ. Her hobbies included sewing and needle point. She is survived by two children, Eva McBrayer and her husband, David of St. Marys, WV, and Joe Campbell and his wife, Celena of Belmont, WV, five grandchildren, Randy McBrayer, David McBrayer, and Susanne McBrayer all of St. Marys, WV, Ryan Campbell and Daniel Campbell both of Belmont, WV, five sisters, Shirley West, Nina Campbell, Patty Hicks, and Irene Efaw all of St. Marys, WV, and Mary Meeks of Waverly, WV, three brothers, Glen Campbell and Ronnie Campbell both of Parkersburg, WV, and Augustus Campbell of St. Marys, WV, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ben E. Campbell in 2003, and one sister, Axie Malone. Services will be held Saturday, March 5, 2005, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Calling hours from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader -April 17, 1903

Mrs. F. J. Campbell

Mrs. F. J. Campbell died, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Robinson on Cow Creek, on Saturday evening, April 11th. She was buried at he Willow Island Baptist cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.

She is well known in this city having made her home here for a couple of years prior to her marriage. Mr. Campbell is a gauger for the Standard Oil Co. in the Calcutta field.

The sympathy of the community is extended the bereaved ones.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - February 27, 1941

OBITUARY

John, son of Hiram and Rebecca Miller Campbell, was born in Pleasants county October 12, 1863 and departed this life February 20, 1941, aged 77 years, 4 months and 3 days. He had two brothers and two sisters, Thomas, Robert, Eliza and Jane, the former of this city being the only survivor.

Funeral services were held at Calf Creek school house February 22 at 2 p. m. conducted by R. L. Dotson. Interment was made in the Campbell grave yard.

(Gerald Bills)


The St. Marys Oracle - August 10, 1966

JOSEPH CAMPBELL

Joseph Campbell, 86 of Rt. 3, St. Marys Died unexpectedly Saturday at his residence. Born in Pleasants county, a son of Thomas and Mary Campbell, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary Noland. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Nash Spring Church of Christ.

Survivors include four sons, Howard Campbell, Akron, O., John Campbell, Roy Campbell and Ben Campbell, all of St. Marys; three daughters, Mrs. Grace Flowers, Martha, Ruby Campbell of Rt. 3, St. Marys; Mrs. Ella Miller, Michigan; one sister Mrs. Blanche France, California and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Willow Island Baptist Church, Tuesday at 2:00 pm with Evang. James Johnson officiating. Interment was made in the Willow Island Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 2, 2008

Lisa M. Campbell

Lisa M. Campbell, 39, of St. Marys, W.Va., departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at the family residence following an extended illness.

Ms. Campbell was born on Feb. 7, 1969, at Parkersburg, a daughter of Augusta Campbell of St. Marys and the late Barbara J. Reed Campbell. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her father, Ms. Campbell is survived by her companion and caregiver, Joseph "Joey" Andrews; daughters, Teresa and Jessica Adams, both of St. Marys; sisters, Melody Owens and Peggy Horner, both of St. Marys, and Tammy Milton of Terre Haute, Ind.; and a granddaughter, Natalie Smith.

Services for Ms. Campbell will be held at the convenience of the family. McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, W.Va., is assisting the Campbell family with arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 21, 2007

Lyle L. Campbell

Lyle L. Campbell, 77, of Pomeroy, Ohio, formerly of Parkersburg, went to be with his Heavenly Father at 6:05 p.m. Oct. 19, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

Lyle was born July 30, 1930, in St. Marys, to the late Robert Harrison and Ora Childers Campbell.

He was a 1948 graduate of St. Marys High School. He was a member of the Maple Grove Baptist Church in Lakeport, Fla., and also attended First Southern Baptist Church of Pomeroy, Ohio.

Mr. Campbell retired from American Cyanamid Co. (Cytec) in 1991 after 40 years of employment. He served in the United States Air Force, was an avid West Virginia University Mountaineer fan, golfer, bowler, and cut firewood as a hobby. Mr. Campbell especially enjoyed his winter home in Lakeport, Fla.

Surviving is his wife of 27 years, Edna L. Ruth Campbell; one brother, Orlando Campbell and wife, Lois, of Parkersburg; two daughters, Diana Staats and husband, Mike, of Norfolk, Va., and Angie Smith and husband, Steve, of Parkersburg; two sons, Mark Campbell and wife, Amy, of Walton, Ky., and Robert D. Campbell of Parkersburg; one stepson, Vaughn Ruth and wife, Wendy, of Woodleaf, N.C.; two stepdaughters, Beverly Atkins and husband, Bill, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Tammie Love and husband, Frank, of Belpre; eight grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law, Cloris Strothers and husband, Bill, of Parkersburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly McTaggart Campbell; one half-brother and his wife, Robert G. and Eloise Campbell; one half-sister and her husband, Massey and Blaine Riggs; and one sister and her husband, Elouise C. and Wiley Hicks.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Lamar O’Bryant officiating. Services will conclude with burial in Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorials to the Maple Grove Baptist Church, 120 E SR 78 NW, Moore Haven FL, 33471; The First Southern Baptist Church, 41872 Pomeroy Pike Road, Pomeroy, OH 45769 or The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 4451, Parkersburg, WV 26104.

(Gerald Bills)


Published 12 Jul 1979

Robert H. Campbell

St. Marys, W.Va. - Robert H. Campbell, 89, of Third and Lafayette streets, died yesterday morning (July 11) at Worthington Manor Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

He was born in Pleasants County, to the late Robert and Martha Aston Campbell. He owned and operated a grocery store-restaurant-service station in St. Marys for more than 50 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Wiley (Elouise) Hicks of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Blaine (Massie) Riggs of St. Marys; two sons, Lyle L. and Orlando C., both of Parkersburg; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie Malone Campbell, in 1911; and his second wife,Ora Childers Campbell, in 1975.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in Ruttencutter Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard Dooley and Evangelist Cecil Dotson officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today.

(Greg Hicks)


Parkersburg News February 6, 2007

Susan L. Campbell

Susan Lynn Campbell, 47, of St. Marys passed away Feb. 4, 2007.

She was born April 24, 1959, in Parkersburg, a daughter of Jimmy James of Parkersburg and Mary James of Parkersburg. Susan was a graduate of PSHS; a graduate of Glenville State College; and had worked at Henry Logan Head Start.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Kacie Taitt of Vienna; two sons, Josh Barker of Austin, Texas, and Ryan Barker of Seattle, Wash.; five grandchildren, Alexandria, Tryston, Jaellyn, Makenna and Taviri; one brother, Rodney James of Parkersburg; and two sisters, Nancy Marshall of Parkersburg and Joanne Sellers of Belpre.

Her husband, Charles Campbell also passed away on Feb. 4, 2007, at St. Marys.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green St., Parkersburg, with James Lynch officiating. Interment will follow at the Lubeck Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 24, 2003

VICTORIA LYNN NATION CAMPBELL

ST. MARYS, W.Va. - Victoria Lynn Nation Campbell, 44, of St. Marys died Friday (Aug. 22, 2003) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born May 20, 1959, in Evansville, Ind., to Ivan Wayne Nation and Betty Bebout Nation Juncker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mount Vernon, Ind. She had sung on the local radio with Mary Davis and had worked for Carehaven of Pleasants for four years as a licensed practical nurse.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Mark "Doug" Campbell; two sons, Mark and Jason Campbell of St. Marys; her mother of Mount Vernon, Ind.; two sisters, Joann Garrett and Linda Nelson of Evansville, Ind.; four brothers, David and Jarrod Nation of Mount Vernon, Ind., and John and Mark Nation of Evansville; and her paternal grandmother, Mary Jane Mosely Nation of Mount Vernon.

She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, Steven and John Nation; her paternal grandfather, Homer Nation; and her maternal grandparents, John and Annie Shaffer Bebout of Mount Vernon.

Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ingram Funeral Home at 512 Second St., St. Marys, with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Burial is in Willow Island Cemetery at Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 20, 1903

James Cantor, son of Jos. C. and Barbra C. Cantor, of Belmont, died in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Ky., Sunday the 15th, of typhoid pneumonia. He went to Kentucky near Lexington Aug. 18th, 1902 to work in the oil field. He was 20 yrs, 4 mos. and 27 days of age. He was an honest, industrious and high respected young man. The funeral was conducted in the church at Belmont by Rev. A. A. Kelly Wednesday the 18th at 2:30 p. m. and the interment was at Willow Island Baptist church

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 23, 2005

James Cantwell

James "Randy" Cantwell, 47, of Belmont, W.Va., departed this life Feb. 22, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was born April 3, 1957, in Parkersburg, a son of Ava Robinson Cantwell and the late Archie C. Cantwell Jr. He was a member of Zoar Baptist Church, but was attending Belmont United Methodist. He loved to witness for the Lord. He had worked for the City of Belmont as wastewater treatment operator for several years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors. He was a member of the NRA. His many hobbies included auto racing enthusiast and playing the guitar with his friends.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, James Clark Cantwell; two daughters, Chelsa Marie and Rebekah Mae Cantwell of St. Marys; a sister and brother-in-law, Rhonda and Steve Archer of Parkersburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Karen Cantwell and their sons, Coy Cantwell and his wife, Heather; a great nephew, Izaiah; step-son, Brian Sturgeon and his wife, Samantha, all of St. Marys; uncles, John Robert Cantwell of Belmont and Grant Robinson and his wife, Brenda, of Tennessee; an aunt, Margie Wilson of Michigan; and several cousins.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Harold and Chessie Robinson; paternal grandparents, Coy and Edith Cantwell; an uncle, Robert A. Wilson; an aunt, Ruby Cantwell; and a cousin, Todd Robinson.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Robert Watkins and the Rev. Daniel Deem officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery, Hebron, W.Va. Calling hours will be 4-9 p.m. Thursday and 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 23, 2006

John R. Cantwell

John Robert “Bob” Cantwell, 78, of Belmont died Oct. 22, 2006, at the Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Ky.

He was born Aug. 4, 1928, at Hurst, Lewis County, W.Va., a son of the late Archie Coy Cantwell Sr. and Edith Mae Waldo Cantwell. He was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church, was a 1946 graduate of St. Marys High School and a U.S. Navy veteran. He attended West Virginia University for two years after serving in the U.S. Navy. He was retired from American Cyanamid, was a member of the St. Marys Lodge 41 A.F. & A.M., was a member of the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department, and was a former Belmont City councilman.

He is survived by three children, Denai “Barbara” Meyer of Albuquerque, N.M., Mike Cantwell and his wife, Donna of Mt. Washington, Ky., and Melissa Stevens and her husband, David, of Taylorsville, Ky.; five grandchildren, Jason Cantwell, Jeremy Cantwell and Jennifer Cantwell, all of Mt. Washington, Ky., and John and Ashley Durrett of Taylorsville, Ky.; two step grandsons, David Ross Stevens and Thomas Stevens, both of Taylorsville, Ky.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Knight Cantwell, and one brother, A.C. Cantwell Jr.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Dana Locke officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island. Calling hours will be from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Ruby M. Cantwell

Ruby M. Cantwell, 74, of Belmont, died July 12, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born June 10, 1928, in St. Marys to the late John and Eloise Haddox Knight. She was a member of Willow Island Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert Cantwell; three children, Barbara Meyer of Fruitland, VA, Mike Cantwell of Mt. Washington, KY, and Melissa Stevens of Taylorsville, KY, five grandchildren, Jason Cantwell, Jeremy Cantwell and Jennifer Cantwell, all of Mt. Washington, and John Durrett and Ashley Durrett of Taylorsville, KY; two step-grandchildren, David Ross Stevens and Thomas Stevens, both of Taylorsville; one sister, Ruth Ingram of St. Mays; three brothers, Bruce Knight and Ellis Knight, both of St. Marys, and Beryl Knight of Cleves, OH; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Guy Knight, who died during World War II, Denzil Knight and George Knight.

Services were Sunday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home with pastor Dana Locke officiating Burial was in Willow Island Cemetery

(Michael Anderson)


Joretta C. “Jerri” Caplinger

Joretta C. “Jerri” Caplinger, 47, of Parkersburg, died Oct. 26, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in California, PA, daughter of Josephine Miranda Glott, who lives in California, Pa., and the late Ralph Glott. She was a graduate of Clarion College and was a graduate of WVU of Morgantown, with a masters degree in education and special education. She was a teacher for 25 years, and taught special education at the Pleasants County Middle School. She was an active participant in grief therapy for Vietnam veterans. She participated in M.S. and the American Cancer Society fund raising projects. She volunteered for the Salvation Army in Parkersburg, especially at Thanksgiving, preparing meals. She was an avid culinary artist who competed in many cookbook contests and won grand prize in the Parkersburg News cookbook contest.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, David L. Caplinger, whom she married June 8, 1985; one sister, Toni Milto of York, PA; four nieces; two nephews; and one great-niece.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, Peter Mark Glott.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Vienna, with the Rev. James Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery of Parkersburg. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The Parkersburg News, Oct 30, 2001

Pleasants County teacher loses battle with cancer

Schools close so students, staff can say goodbye

By Connie Dale

A long time teacher and friend to Belmont Elementary and Pleasants County Middle School staff and students died Oct. 26 after a three-year battle with cancer, school Officials said.

Classes in the two schools were canceled Monday for the funeral of Joretta “Jerri” Caplinger, 47, a special education teacher in the Pleasants County system.

Middle school Assistant Principal Randy Nutter said, “she was very loved by all students in the system, but especially by the special education students whom she taught over her 26 years in Pleasants County.

Pleasants County traditionally has closed schools when a teacher or service personnel from a particular school dies, said school board president Debbie Thompson.

“We have closed schools in the past out of respect for the deceased and especially in this case, the system at these two schools was like family to Jerri. Other than her husband her immediate family was not in the area. So, the faculty and school was her support system,” Thompson said.

“Caplinger began this school year,” said Nutter, noting she was only able to work for two weeks. “She worked as long as possible and even used a wheel chair those first two weeks.”

School Principal Donna Barksdale said, “She was a special person who will be missed. She gave a lot to her students and colleagues.”

Students, friends and staff gave testimonials at the 11 a.m. service at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in Vienna, Nutter said.

St. Marys Oracle, 10/31/01

Memorial Fund To Honor Late PCMS Teacher

Funeral services for Joretta C. “Jerry” Caplinger, a teacher at Pleasants County Middle School, were held Monday.

She died Oct.26 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg following a battle with cancer.

‘We are all saddened by the death of Mrs. Caplinger,” said principal Donna Barksdale. “She was a caring teacher and a special friend and colleague.

“She has been a wonderful role model for students and staff alike in how to face adversity and maintain a positive outlook and attitude,” she said.

“The days to come will be difficult for all of us as we deal with the grief that comes from having a special person pass from our physical midst. We are comforted, however, in knowing that the lessons Mrs. Caplinger has taught us will remain with us.”

Because of the funeral at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in Vienna Monday at 2 p.m.. classes werc canceled for the entire day at PCMS and Belmont Elementary Schools.

Counselors and school psychologists have been available to work with students as needed, Mrs. Barksdale said. Mrs. Caplinger was born in California, Pa., to Josephine Miranda Glott and the late Ralph Glott. She was a graduate of Clarion College and West Virginia University in Morgantown with a master’s degree in education and special education.

She taught special education at Pleasants County Middle School for 25 years.

She was an active participant in grief therapy for Viet Nam veterans.

She participated in the M.S. and American Cancer Society fund raising projects.

She volunteered for the Salvation Army in Parkersburg, especially at Thanksgiving, preparing meals. She was an avid culinary artist who competed in many cookbook contests and won the grand prize in the Parkersburg News’ cookbook contest.

She is survived by her husband, David L. Caplinger, whom she married June 8, 1985; one sister, Toni Milto of York, PA; four nieces; two nephews; and one great-niece.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Peter Mark Glott.

Officiating at the services was the Rev. Jim Kelly. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Parkersburg immediately following the services.

At. Mr. Caplinger’s request the school has established the Jerri Caplinger Memorial Fund.

Donations will be used to assure that needy students are able to participate in class trips such as the traditional eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C.

“Mrs. Caplinger was very generous over the years in making sure that students had money for class trips,” Mrs. Barksdale said.

“Mr. Caplinger has asked that donations be made to that fund or the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.”

(Michael Anderson)


St. Marys Oracle March 9, 1961

MRS. LUCILE F. CARDER

Mrs. Lucile F. Carder, 64, of Williamstown, died Sunday in Union Community Hospital in Marysville, O.

She was born Nov. 13, 1896 at St. Marys, a daughter of the late Hayes Hall and Mrs. Martha Dotson Hall.

She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Foster Carder of Marietta; Raymond Carder of Williamstown; and Mrs Charles Spurgeon of Marysville, O. Her mothers also survives. There are five grandchildren.

Four brothers and five sisters also survive. Arthur Hall of Pennsboro; William Hall of Gladwin, Mich; Crandall Hall and Mrs. Denzil Anthony of Williamstown; Mrs Edna Noland of Pike; Mrs. Mamie Richards of Parkersburg,; Mrs. Harry Snyder and Miss Lola Hall of St. Marys.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Williamstown Baptist Church with the Re. Warren Dean officiating. Burial was at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - March 23, 1906

Rosa Carmichael Dead

Mrs. Rosa Carmichael, daughter of John F. Williams, died Tuesday, at noon, at her home in this city, of consumption. The remains were taken to Hebron on Wednesday for interment. The deceased was about 26 years of age, and leaves one little daughter about 8 years of age.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 13, 2006

Thomas N. Carmichael

Thomas N. Carmichael, 80, of Washington, W.Va., died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Hebron, W.Va., a son of the late Franklin and Ima B. Wagner Carmichael.

He retired after 32 years of service from E.I. Dupont and was a United States Army veteran, having served in World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 15. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. He coached many youth baseball leagues in the area for 20 years and years ago enjoyed square dancing at the Eagles.

He is survived by two sons, Rod Carmichael and his wife, Beverly, of Parkersburg and Tim Carmichael of Washington, W.Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Wendi and Craig Echard of Washington; eight grandchildren, Amber Carmichael Fields, Jody Carmichael Bland, Lindsey Carmichael, Dustin Echard, Miranda Echard, Ashley Carmichael, Chad Carmichael and Kelby Carmichael; a step granddaughter, Susan Haislep; a step great-granddaughter, Chequila Haislep; a brother, Gene Carmichael of Harrison, Ark.; a sister, Helen Kreher of Anahiem, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Sherry McPherson; her husband, Dan; and her son, Seth Amos; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Rita Hefling Carmichael, who died on May 23; a son, Kevin Carmichael; a brother, Willis Carmichael; and a sister, Frances Buskirk.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Myron Gregg officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be 11 a.m. Friday at Evergreen South Cemetery, with full military honors by American Legion Post 15. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Wednesday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 27, 2005

Eloise Carpenter

Eloise Carpenter, 61, of St. Marys died Aug. 26, 2005.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. Sunday and 9-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Eloise Carpenter, 61, of St. Marys, WV, died, August 26, 2005, at the Arbors of Marietta, OH. She was born, March 3, 1944, at Belmont, WV, a daughter of the late Winfred and Dorothy Taylor Malone. She was a member of the St. Marys Nazarene Church and she liked to read her bible. She is survived by her children, Tammy Smith of Friendly, WV, William Bailey and his wife, Angela of St. Marys, WV, Scott Hesson and his wife, Stacy of Jacksonville, NC, Missy Kelley and her husband, Mancil of Reno, OH, and Crystal Carpenter of St. Marys, WV, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one sister, Anita Colvin of St. Marys, WV, two brothers, Kenny Malone and Jim Malone both of St. Marys, WV, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Malone. Services will be held Monday, August 29, 2005, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Calling hours from 4 to 9 P. M. Sunday and from 9 to 11 A. M. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 30, 2008

Gary Lee Carpenter

Gary Lee Carpenter, 66, of New Cumberland, W.Va., formerly of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away Nov. 28, 2008.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Helen Carpenter; three children; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Gary Lee Carpenter, 66, of New Cumberland, WV formerly of St. Marys, WV, passed away November 28, 2008, at the East Liverpool City Hospital, East Liverpool, OH. He was born August 25, 1942, in Buffalo, NY, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William “Bill” Carpenter. He was a former member of the St. Marys Volunteer Fire Department and the Pleasants County Volunteer Emergency Squad and he retired from Quaker State in 1997 after 31 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Helen Carpenter, children, Jill Swan and her husband, Martin, of New Cumberland, WV, Kelly Carpenter and his wife, Julie, of Lampasas, TX, Shannon Rhoades and her husband, Greg, of Weirton, WV, grandchildren, Tyler Swan and Dakota Swan of New Cumberland, WV, Cody Carpenter of Lampasas, TX, Caleb Carpenter, Austin Carpenter, Brendon Carpenter, and Dalton Rhoades all of Weirton, WV. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held Monday, December 1, 2008, at 11 A. M. at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 16, 2004

Hailie Jo Carpenter

Hailie Jo Carpenter, the infant newborn daughter of Douglas Edward Carpenter and Marie Dawn Omasta of Woodsfield, Ohio, went to be with the angels on Friday, Aug. 13, 2004.

She is survived by paternal grandparents, Sean Edward Carpenter of Williamstown and Sharon K. (Cline) Carpenter of Marietta; maternal grandparents, Richard and Elizabeth (Stewart) Omasta of Williamstown; paternal great-grandmother, Shirley D. Cline of Marietta; maternal great-grandparents, Jesse and Ruth Cline of St. Marys; aunts and uncles, Bradley Carpenter of Williamstown, Matthew and Wendy Carpenter and Angela Carpenter, all of Marietta; and great-aunts and uncles, Roy and Jennette Robison and Fred and Carol Nichols, all of St. Marys. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and a special family friend, Martin Gibbs.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Glen Cline; maternal great-grandparents, Frank Omasta, Lucille Omasta and Bernard Delmar Stewart.

Private graveside services will be held at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery, with Pastor Eddy Mellot officiating. Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th St., Parkersburg is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


HI
Hiram A. Carpenter, 1880-1970

St. Marys Oracle, April, 1970

HIRAM A. CARPENTER

Hiram A. Carpenter, a man of vision and ability to execute his progressive dreams, passed away Wednesday morning, April 29, 1970, at the family residence.

A native Pleasants countian, he was the eldest of 14 children born to Alexander and Rhoda Allendar Carpenter and would have been 90 years old on his birthday, Dec. 3, 1970.

A well-known riverman, he began his career ferrying mail between Raven Rock and Leith, Oh., when he was 13 years old. He has been successful in many enterprises including sand and gravel business, farming 13 Ohio River islands which he owned at one time, apple raising, road construction, transportation and his greatest undertaking, building the Short Route Bridge in 1928.

The bridge was re-named the " Hi Carpenter Bridge " in his honor Sept. 16, 1967.

A Charter member of the St. Marys Kiwanis Club, he has never missed a mid-week meeting since its inception in 1924. Lodge affiliations included Mason and Maccabees (53 years), Eastern Star, IOOF, Rebekah and Modern Woodman.

Owner of the H. A. Carpenter Sand and Gravel Co., he held positions as president of the Clarksburg, Columbus Short Route Bridge Co., vice-presidency of General Construction Co., Pittsburgh, and the Gwinn Falls Quarry Co. of Baltimore, Md. He sponsored the first concrete road in Pleasants County and the state (1913) operated ferry boat across the Ohio, between St. Marys and Newport, and served on the Pleasants County Park Board.

Married to Mary A. Ambler in 1912 who preceded him in death in 1956, he is survived by three sons: Hiram A. Carpenter Jr. of Coraopolis, Pa., J. Franklin Carpenter and Walter S. Carpenter, city; three daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Runnels of Newark, Del., Mrs. Helen Hewitt of Georgetown, Del., and Mrs Barbara Topper, Salem, Va.; 12 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs Nelle Flower and Mrs. Bernice Richardson, Marietta, Oh., Mrs. Mabel Wagner, Parkersburg and Mrs. Letha Skaggs, city; and one brother, William Glen (Jake) Carpenter, city; and many nephews and nieces.

Funeral services are incomplete.

(Daniel Smith Jr.)


Parkersburg News April 5, 2008

John Franklin “Beany” Carpenter

John Franklin “Beany” Carpenter, 93, of St. Marys died April 3, 2008, at the Arbors of Marietta.

He was born June 10, 1914, in St. Marys, a son of the late Hiram A. Sr. and Mary Ambler Carpenter. He was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church, a 1932 graduate of St. Marys High School, a 1937 graduate of West Virginia University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in economics. While at WVU, he played football on the junior varsity football team and was the starting centerfielder on the baseball team coached by Ira E. “Rat” Rogers.

In the later 1930s, he worked on the Monongahela River with Hillman Transportation. He later traveled to California to work in a creamery and also worked on a steam driven tanker, receiving his tanker’s license for Sinclair Oil. He returned to St. Marys and worked for the former Quaker State Refinery for 29 years, where he retired. He was a member of St. Marys Lodge 41 A. F. & A. M. and Elks Lodge 1578 in Eustis, Fla. He was an avid ballroom dancer.

He is survived by one brother, Walter S. Carpenter of St. Marys; two sisters, Rebecca C. Runnels of Newark, Del., and Helen C. Hewitt of Georgetown, Del.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jerry Carpenter; one brother, Hiram Carpenter Jr.; and one sister, Barbara C. Topper.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Pam Shuman officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 7, 2005

Mary G. Carpenter

Mary Gwinn Carpenter, 88, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at the Presbyterian Home, Hollidaysburg.

She was born June 16, 1916, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Vinton and Flora Smith Gwinn. She attended the local schools and graduated from St. Marys High School as valedictorian. After attending Virginia College in Richmond, Va., she returned to St. Marys, where she was employed by the Quaker State Oil Refining Co.

She married Hiram A. Carpenter Jr. on May 16, 1941, in Richmond, Ind. Their marriage was interrupted by World War II when her husband served in the Pacific for 39 months. Upon his return, the couple moved to Coraopolis, Pa., where she resided from 1946 until 1998 when she moved to Hollidaysburg, to live with her son, Blair County Judge Hiram A. Carpenter III, his wife, Dana, and her six grandchildren, Beth, Katie, Jennifer, Hiram IV, Sara and Gordon, all whom survive.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her four brothers, Vinton, Clarence, Don and Bill Gwinn.

Mary was an avid reader who also enjoyed all the news-related shows on television. She traveled the world, but mostly loved her roles as wife mother, grandmother and homemaker.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, 405 Clark St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, or the Coraopolis Memorial Library, 601 School St., Coraopolis, PA 15108-1996.

(Gerald Bills)


Nancy L. Carpenter

Nancy L. Webb McCullough Carpenter, 82, of St. Marys, died Dec. 20, 2001, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital of Parkersburg.

She was born Aug. 4, 1919, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Deleno Homer and Ninna Hamilton Webb. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Midland, Texas, a member of the Ohio Valley Chapter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Riverman, a member of the Matamoras Area Historical Society and the Pleasants County Historical Society. She was a 1937 graduate of St. Marys High School. With her mother, operated a beauty parlor in St. Marys for a few years before she and her husband moved from St. Marys.

She is survived by her husband, Walter S. Carpenter; four children, Marilyn Gardner of Crofton, MD., Gregory W. McCullough of Pueblo, CO., Debra Landureth of Ft. Lupton, CO. and Barbara Collier of Austin, TX; six grandchildren; four stepsons, D. Quentin Carpenter, W. Webb Carpenter, Bryan H. Carpenter, all of St. Marys and John E. Carpenter of Belmont, WV.; six step-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. Edison McCullough; one sister, Sara W. Carpenter; one brother, Deleno Hamilton Webb; and two stepsons, Mark A. Carpenter and David E. Carpenter.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Marys United Methodist Church of St. Marys. Rev. Jim Kelly and Rev. Maurice Miller will officiate. Burial will be in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 12110, Charleston, WV 25302, the American Lung Association, 415 Dickinson St., Charleston, WV 25302 or the Elevator Fund, St. Marys United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 100, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News February 23, 2008

Philip N. Carpenter

Philip Neal Carpenter, 48, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away at his residence on Feb. 21, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Nov. 25, 1959, in Buckhannon, W.Va., a son of Goff and Collene Hickman Carpenter. He was a 1978 graduate of St. Marys High School and was an employee of Allegheny Energy, Pleasants Power Station, where he had worked for 28 years. He loved camping, fishing and spending time at the Carpenter Camp in Friendly, W.Va. He was a loving father, heavily involved in his daughter’s activities. He was an officer in the WVU Parents Club and an avid WVU football fan. He was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy J. Hyre Carpenter; and two daughters, Amber Marie Carpenter Mayfield and her husband, Jeremy, of Uniontown, Pa., and Emily Renee Carpenter of St. Marys. In addition to his parents, he is also survived by three brothers, Michael Carpenter and his wife, Tacie, of St. Marys, Terry Carpenter and his wife, Kristi, of Belmont, W.Va., and Steve Carpenter and his wife, Rachel, of St. Marys. He also was a loving uncle to several nieces and nephews, two great-nieces and a great-nephew.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Russell and Malinda Hickman; and paternal grandparents, Osborn and Addie Carpenter.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Pam Shuman officiating. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial contributions to HouseCalls Hospice, 1601 Garfield Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101; Pleasants County Relay for Life, P.O. Box 111, St. Marys, WV 26170; or The Kidney Cancer Association, 1988 Momentum Place, Chicago, IL 60689-5319.

(Gerald Bills)


WALTER S. CARPENTER

Walter S. Carpenter, 99, of St. Marys, WV, passed away, July 30, 2016, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Charleston, WV. He was born, May 23, 1917, in St. Marys, WV, a son of the late Hiram A. Sr. and Mary Ambler Carpenter. Walter was a 1935 graduate of St. Marys High School and received his A.B. and M. S. Degrees in Zoology and Chemistry from West Virginia University. He enlisted in the army in November 1942 and spent three years and two months in Chemical Warfare Service, engaged in chemical warfare research attached to the San Jose Project in the Panama. During his earlier years he helped his father with timber, farming, river and construction interests. He was retired from St. Marys High School where he taught physics, chemistry and biology for 32yrs retiring in 1982. He was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School for almost 40 years. He was a member of the American Legion, a 50 year member of St. Marys Lodge 41 A. F. & A. M., a member of the Gideon’s, and a member of the Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Riverman. He was long time historian and President for many years of the Pleasants County Historical Society and the Genealogy Room in the Pleasants County Public Library was named in his honor. He was the 1976 St. Marys High School Alumnus of the Year, he received the 2006 West Virginia History Hero Award, and he received the Distinguished West Virginian Award on May 11, 2014. He was an Honorary Eagle Scout with the Boys Scouts. He loved baseball and played softball in his earlier years.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Deleno Quentin (Lee Ann) Carpenter, Walter Webb (Karen) Carpenter, and Bryan H. (Darla) Carpenter all of St. Marys, WV, and John E. (Mary Ann) Carpenter of Belmont, WV, three grandchildren, Joseph Mark Carpenter of Alpharetta, GA, Mary Kathryn (Michael) Young of Easley, SC, and Richard Adam Carpenter of St. Marys, WV, step-grandchildren, Joe and Becky Rankin of St. Marys, WV, and Mike and Robyn Facemire, three great grandchildren, Terra Beatrice Carpenter and Aura Carpenter both of Alpharetta, GA, and Lucas Paul Young of Easley, SC, five step-great grandchildren, William, Kati, and Ashley Rankin, and Aden and Alyssa Facemire, sister, Helen Hewitt in Virginia, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his first wife, Sara Webb Carpenter, his second wife, Nancy Webb McCullough Carpenter, sons, Mark Carpenter and David Carpenter, brothers, Hiram Carpenter, Jr. and J. Franklin “Beanie” Carpenter and sisters, Barbara Topper and Rebecca Runnels.

Services will be held Thursday, August 4, 2016, at 11 A. M. at the St. Marys United Methodist Church, 104 Washington Street, St. Marys, WV with Pastors Gene Adkins and Clare Sulgit officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV, and from 10 to 11 A. M. Thursday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


William E. Carr

William E. Carr, 69, of St. Marys died Jan. 5, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 1, 1935, in Pennsboro, a son of the late Herbert and Wilma E. Williamson Carr. He was a millwright by trade and was a member of the Millwright's Local Union 1755 of Parkersburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and he served the U.S. National Guard in the state of Florida.

He is survived by eight children, Debbie J. Johnson and her husband, Robin, of Jeffersonville, Ind., Kathryn M. Lott and her husband, David, of Belpre, William E. Carr II and his wife, Heather K., of Burbank, Calif., James D. Carr and his wife, April, of Island Park, N.Y., Robert R. Carr of Parkersburg, Brian K. Carr and his wife, Tessy, of St. Marys, Richard L. Taylor and his wife, Susie, of Palm Bay, Fla., and Mark A. Carr of Las Vegas, Nev.; 20 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; one brother, Isaac T. Carr of Ravenswood; one sister, Ella Delores Fox of Fairplains, W.Va.; his former wife, Helen I. Westbrook; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys, with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222, and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, 21021 Ventura Blvd. Suite 321, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - July 26, 1901

Death of Mr. Carroll

Word was received here this morning of the death of George Carroll, of East Liverpool, Ohio, who died last night at 10 o'clock of stomach trouble. Mr. Carroll leaves a wife and several children – Mrs. Mollie Powell, Mrs. Fannie Hart, Messrs. Frank, Thomas, Herman, Eugene and Fern Carroll. Mr. Carroll died at the home of his son, Thomas Carroll, who resides at Boaz, and he will be taken to St. Marys, where he has several sisters living, and the funeral will take place from there tomorrow.

T. J. Carroll, of this city, is a brother of the deceased, and he will leave tomorrow for St. Marys to attend the funeral. - Friday's Parkersburg Sentinel.

W. C. Carroll of this city is also a brother of the deceased.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - December 22, 1905

Wm. C. Carroll

Wm. C. Carroll died suddenly at his home in this city, late Thursday afternoon of dropsy and other complications, in his sixtieth year. He was a native of this place and was born July 19, 1846, being a son of Wm. and Catharine Carroll. He was wedded to Ella Barker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Barker, who with four daughters and three sons survive him.

The funeral was held in the M. P. Church on Saturday afternoon and was largely attended. The remains were laid to rest in the St. Marys Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 14, 2009

Christopher G. Carse

On Aug. 12, 2009, the illness of diabetes overtook the body of Christopher Glen Carse, but did not take his spirit.

Christopher Glen Carse, 56, of 916 Maple Lane, Sistersville, W.Va., went to be with the Lord, Aug. 12, 2009.

Chris was a patient in Wheeling Park Hospital where he had undergone amputation of his right leg. Chris fought a very courageous battle with diabetes for close to 30 years. He went on kidney dialysis in 1997, had his left leg amputated in 1998 and received a kidney transplant in 1999 which worked wonders until 2004 at which time it failed. He went back on dialysis three times a week for five years. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 he had his right leg amputated.

Chris was the devoted son of Carlton and Dianne Carse. He was born Dec. 31, 1952 in Sistersville. He is the loving father of Allison Carse of Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Sgt. Matthew Carse of the U.S. Air Force stationed in Anchorage, Alaska.

Chris graduated from Sistersville High School and Fairmont State College and held a Master's Degree in Electrical Technology. He owned and operated Carse Electric Service for 17 years in Sistersville. He was an electrical instructor at the Wetzel Career Center until its closing and then taught at PRT in Pleasants County and the St. Marys Correctional Facility.

Chris was a life member of the Sistersville United Methodist Church where he was lay leader and was in charge of building the new addition that was added to the church several years ago. He was a member of the Wetzel Masonic Lodge 39 of New Martinsville, W.Va. He was a former President for the Sistersville Jaycees.

Chris is survived by his parents, Carlton and Dianne Carse; brother, Craig (Leslie) Carse; nephew, David (Erin) Carse; niece, Lindsey Carse; sister, Susan (Boyd) McLocklin and niece, Abby McLocklin.

He was preceded in death by brother, David Carlton Carse.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Sistersville, with Rev. Bill Dawson officiating. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Myers Funeral Home. There will be a Masonic graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery.

Special thanks to the Sistersville Emergency Squad and the emergency room doctors and nurses at Sistersville General Hospital.

Upon request donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Online condolences may be offered at myersfuneralhomewv.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 23, 2009

Eula Fern Adams Carse

Eula Fern Adams Carse, 81, of Friendly, W.Va., passed away Dec. 22, 2009.

She was born January 29, 1928, a daughter of the late Orie G. Adams and Fannie G. Mott-Adams.

She was a member of the Point Lookout United Methodist Church and she worked at Colin Anderson Center for 32 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Berry and her fiance Randall Moore of Paden City, W.Va.; granddaughter, Keisha (Danny) Murphy, of Little Hocking, Ohio; great-grandson, Skylar Hayes of Little Hocking; great-granddaughter, Abigail Murphy of Little Hocking, and she was also a special "nanny" to Kellsi Anderson of Friendly.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Gerald Orie Adams, Jr. and Joe Adams and sisters, Iola Brammer and Marilyn Brown.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Myers Funeral Home, with the Pastor Bill Williamson officiating. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Interment will be at Adams Cemetery in Bens Run, W.Va. Online condolences may be offered at myersfuneralhomewv.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - December 21, 1906

Infant Dead

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Carson died on Monday night of this week of membranous croup. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon.

The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Independent - September 23, 1898

Horrible Death

Shadrack Casey, a respected farmer who resides on French Creek, near Calcutta, met a horrible death on last Saturday evening. As far as we are able to learn he was out driving when his horse became frightened and ran away, throwing Mr. Casey out of the buggy. When found he was unconcious and remained in that state until death – twelve hours later.

The deceased was about 65 years old and leaves a wife and family. He was well known throughout the county, being an old and respected citizen. The funeral occurred at his home on Monday afternoon and his remains were laid to rest in the Bills cemetery.

(Note: Pleasants County Death Register-Casey, S. V., September 18, 1898, page 52)

(Note: St. Marys Independent was forerunner of the Pleasants County Leader)

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 5, 2008

Meredith Wayne "Bub" Chadock

Meredith Wayne "Bub" Chadock, 72, of Reno passed away July 4, 2008, at the Arbors at Marietta after a brief illness.

Wayne was born Oct.18, 1935, in Ritchie County, a son of the late Lester and Myrtle Roberts Chadock. Wayne was employed in the oil and gas fields of Ohio and West Virginia all of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; his two daughters, Sherry Boston and Carla Dickson of New Concord, Ohio; two step daughters, Julie (Jeff) Richard of St. Marys, Sandra (Russell) Lemmon of Morgantown; step son, Brad (Julie) Yonaley of Sistersville; seven grandchildren and "Pa" to Jacob and Josh Richard, Shay and Danielle Yonaley; one brother, Gene (Janet) Chadock of Vienna; three sisters, Evelyn Sansom of Gunter, Texas, Sue Jones of Parkersburg and Noreta (Bernard) Murphy of Macfarlan, W.Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Roger Wayne Chadock; one brother, Grant Chadock; three sisters, Freda Schoolcraft, Mary Chadock and Norma Graves.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Dan Kessinger officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Sunday and from noon-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 12, 2008

Charles R. Chandler

Charles R. Chandler, 61, of Belleville, passed away Aug. 9, 2008, at the Veteran's Hospital in Clarksburg.

He was born in Charleston, W.Va., a son of Gloria (Butcher) Chandler of Walker, W.Va., and the late Roy R. Chandler.

Mr. Chandler was a carpenter by trade and Baptist by faith. He proudly served in the U. S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, where he was a part of 21 different campaigns between 1967-68.

Surviving is his wife, Linda K. (Metz) Chandler of Belleville; two sons, James P. Chandler and his wife, Trudy, of Belleville and Gregory D. Chandler and his wife, Kelly, of St. Marys; brother, Danny Chandler of St. Marys; grandchildren, Joshua, Dusty and Savannah Chandler; and best friend, Mike Lowery and his wife, Deegee, of Parkersburg.

In following with Charles' wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Chandler's memory to the ALS Association (Lou Gehrig's Disease), 27001 Agoura Road Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 20, 2007

Alice S. Chapman

Alice S. Chapman, 78, of Belmont, W.Va., died Oct. 19, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 25, 1929, in Pennsboro, W.Va., a daughter of the late Lawrence and Bessie Sattefield Hanlon. She had attended the George Street Church of Christ. She had worked for the former Fleming Grocery, the former Thorne's Supermarket and the West Virginia Telephone Co. in her earlier years. She retired from the AdvaCare Management Co. in Huntington, W.Va.

She is survived by two daughters, Pam McFarland and her husband, Jim, of Belmont, W.Va., and Penny Mahaney of Harrisville; three granddaughters, Holly Smith of Hilliard, Ohio, Alicia Folger of Coco Beach, Fla., and Jessica Mahaney of Harrisville, W.Va.; one grandson, Matthew Wolfe of Harrisville; one great-grandchild, Mackenzie Folger of Zanesville, Ohio; three brothers, Lawrence Hanlon Jr. of Fredericksburg, Va., Donald Hanlon of Lake City, Fla., and Jim Hanlon of Milwaukie, Ore.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe Hanlon and Carl Hanlon; and three sisters, Josephine Hanlon, Genevieve Hanlon and Geneva Budney.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., with Arnold Huyghebaert and Richard Heller officiating. Interment will be in the Pike Cemetery, Pike, W.Va. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - September 21, 1906

Joseph Chapman

Died at his home at Raes Run, Ohio, of paralysis, Joseph Chapman aged 83 years. The funeral was held on Sunday the 15th, inst., interment in Chapman graveyard near his late home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - May 11, 1906

Stephen Chapman Dead

Stephen A. Chapman died, at his home at Raes Run, Ohio, Monday morning, of a complication of diseases, aged 44 years. The funeral was held at the Deucher Church on Tuesday by Rev. Dana of Newport.

(Gerald Bills)


Esta M. Charlton, 86

Esta Mae Charlton, 86, of Maple Avenue in Moorefield, W.Va., died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at her home.

Mrs. Charlton was born Jan. 1, 1921, in St. Marys, W.Va., and was the daughter of the late Leander Shields and Mamie Hall Shields Sandy.

She retired from Hardy County schools after 21 years as a cafeteria employee.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ralph "Cub" Charlton, in May 2006 and her first husband, Adrian See, in 1944.

Survivors include a son, Ralph L. Charlton of Alexandria; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Norton of Greenwood, Del.; a brother, Charles Shields of Parkersburg, W.Va.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pastor Harold Garber will conduct the funeral 1 p.m. Thursday at Fraley Funeral Home in Moorefield, W.Va. Burial will follow at Olivet Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 this evening at the funeral home.

(Bessie Gumm)


Parkersburg News May 12, 2007

Betty L. Childers

Betty Lou Childers, 75, of St. Marys passed away May 11, 2007, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.

She was born Oct. 27, 1931, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Harvey and Audra Winland Bailey. She was a wonderful and loving mother, her favorite past time hobbies were playing bingo and collecting marbles. She loved life and was very family orientated.

She is survived by her husband, Wylie E. Childers; seven children, daughter, Sharon (Childers) Knight and her husband, David, son, Michael Childers and his wife, Debby, son, Terry Childers and his wife, Sharon, son, Rickey Childers, and his wife, Ginger, daughter, Shelia (Childers) Smith and her husband, Timothy, Larry Childers and his wife, Missy, and daughter, Sonya Childers, all of St. Marys; two daughters-in-law, Deanna Childers of St. Marys and Barbara Childers of Belmont; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three sons, Ronald G. Childers, Billy D. Childers and Paul E. Childers; a granddaughter, Brenda Lee Knight; as well as her three sisters, Opal Sparks, Ruth Ann Martin, and Virginia (Genny) McGee; and two brothers, Melvin Bailey and Paul Bailey.

Services will be 4 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday at the funeral Home.

(Gerald Bills)


Billy Dean Childers

Billy Dean Childers, 49, of St. Marys died July 21, 2001, at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville.

He was born Jan. 24, 1952, in Pleasants County, a son of Wylie E. and Betty Bailey Childers of St. Marys. He was a self-employed timberman, a member of the Elks Club, a member of the National Rifle Association, and was an avid late-model race car driver. His hobbies included racing, hunting and the outdoors.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Deanna Damron Childers; four children, Lisa Dawn McCartney, Erin Marie Childers, Wylie Dean Childers and Katlynn Michele Childers, all of St. Marys; two grandchildren, Austin Harley McCartney and Alexander Preston McCartney of St. Marys; five brothers, Terry Childers, Rick Childers, Mike Childers and Larry Childers, all of St. Marys, and Paul Childers of Belmont; three sisters, Sharon Knight, Sheila Smith and Sonya King, all of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Childers; his maternal grandparents, Harvey and Audra Bailey; and his paternal grandparents, Sherm and Bessie Childers.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, t. Marys. Burial in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News April 29, 2005

Erma E. Childers

Erma E. Childers, 87, of St. Marys died April 27, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 19, 1917, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late William and Theodoshia Griffith Reed. She was a 1934 graduate of St. Marys High School and attended Dewey Avenue Church of Christ.

She is survived by five sons, Gary Childers of Weirton, W.Va., Jan Childers of Wilmington, N.C., Max Childers of Pennsboro, W.Va., Tim Childers of Meadville, W.Va., and Jeff Childers of Hebron, W.Va.; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Elizabeth Hamilton of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow B. Childers on Aug. 19, 2004, and two brothers, Coleman H. Reed and Rolla M. Reed.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Dan Kessinger officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hebron, W.Va. Calling hours will be 6-9 p.m. today and noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle January 24, 2007

Howard 0. Childers

Howard O. Childers, 100, of Weirton died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at the Weirton Geriatric Center, where he resided for a brief time,

He was born Dec. 15, 1906, in Pleasants County, the son of the late Orlando C. and Nora Welling Childers. Howard was also preceded in death by: his wife, Jessie R. (Moore) Childers Sept. 9, 1990; five brothers, Clyde, Woodrow, Dean, Web and Shirley; six sisters, Pansy Childers, Pauline Liggett, Sylvia Meredith, Suzie Thomas, Ora Campbell and Imogene Hedrick.

Howard retired as a car' bracer at the finished product warehouse of Weirton Steel Corporation with 43 years of service.

He was an avid gardener and also enjoyed hunting. He was a member of the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club, Colliers Sportsman Club and the Weirton Senior Center, where he was known as the "Banker," for his skill on the pool table.

He is survived by: his two sons, Gene and Carolyn Childers of Weirton and Henry and Heidi Childers of Germany;. two daughters, Patricia and Dr. Roy Scarem of Bristol, Va. and Cora Childers of Weirton; a sister, Kathleen Mercer of St. Marys; five grandchildren and six great grandsons.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday,. Jan. 24, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St, Weirton, where funeral services will be concluded at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25.

Dr. Roy Scarem will preside. Interment will follow at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 7, 2007

Paul E. Childers

Paul Eugene Childers, 50, of Belmont died April 6, 2007, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 21, 1957, in St. Marys, a son of Wylie E. and Betty Lou Bailey Childers of St. Marys. He was a a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys and he was a self-employed handyman. He would do anything for anybody.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Barbara Prycl Childers; two children, Satin Holcomb of St. Marys and Veronica Bostic of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; four brothers, Terry Childers, Rick Childers, Mike Childers and Larry Childers, all of St. Marys; three sisters, Sharon Knight, Sheila Smith and Sonya King, all of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald Childers and Bill Childers.

Services will be 4 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Calling hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 20, 2004

Woodrow B. Childers

Woodrow B. Childers, 92, of St. Marys died Aug. 19, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 15, 1912, at Horseneck, Pleasants County, a son of the late Orlando Curtis and Nora Edna Welling Childers. He was a graduate of St. Marys High School, where he played football; a member of the Church of Christ; had worked for Weirton Steel for 38 years; and was a member of the 25 Year Club at Weirton Steel. He liked to watch football.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Erma Reed Childers; five sons, Gary Childers of Weirton, W.Va., Jan Childers of Wilmington, N.C., Max Childers of Pennsboro, Tim Childers of Meadville, W.Va., and Jeff Childers of Hebron, W.Va.; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Catherine Mercer of St. Marys; one brother, Howard Childers of Weirton; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six sisters, Sylvia Meredith, Ora Campbell, Pauline Liggett, Imogene Hendrick, Susie Thomas and Pansey Childers; and four brothers, Webb Childers, Clyde Childers, Shirley Childers and Dean Childers.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hebron, W.Va. Calling hours will be 6-9 p.m. today and from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 2, 2004

Josie G. Childress

Josie Grace Childress, infant daughter of Will and Katy Carpenter Childress of Newport, Ohio, died March 31, 2004, at the St. Joseph's Hospital, as the result of injuries from an automobile accident north of St. Marys.

She was born Aug. 2, 2002, in Marietta.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents, Steve and Sandra Carpenter of Caldwell, Ohio; paternal grandparents, Tom and Mary Childress of Marietta; maternal great- grandparents, Dorothy Carpenter and James and Marilyn Warner of Summerfield, Ohio; paternal great- grandparents, William and Peggy Bishop of Atlanta, Ga.; paternal great-great-grandmother, Thelma Lanham of North Carolina; maternal aunts, Angela (Robert) Fogle of Cumberland, Ohio, Brieann (Eric) Reiter of Caldwell, Ohio, and Heather (Mike) Lemke, Pedricktown, N.J.; paternal aunt and uncles, Mac Childress of Columbus, Ohio, Lawrence Brown of Newport and Elizabeth Petrie of Belpre; and several great aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Deborah Childress and her great-grandfather, Noah Carpenter.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Newport Cemetery, Newport, with the Rev. Loren Dace officiating. There will be no visitation. Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times - January 22, 2004

Albert Roy Chorpenning

UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio - Albert Roy Chorpenning, 78, of Upper Arlington died at 5:17 p.m. Monday (Jan. 19, 2004) at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born Dec. 2, 1925, in Marietta to Roy and Laura Chorpenning. He was retired from Union Carbide Corp. and Textron Corp.

He graduated from Marietta High School in 1943 and enrolled in Marietta College in September 1943. He enlisted in the Aviation Cadet Program in October 1943 and entered active duty in January 1944. He served with the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1946 and flew with the 92nd Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force, which was stationed in England during the battle with Nazi Germany. He flew as a waist and tail gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress.

After the end of World War II, he returned to Marietta College, where he was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and the President's Circle. He was also a member of the 92nd Bomb Group Historical Society, the 8th Air Force Historical Society and the Mighty 8th Air Force Heritage Museum in Savannah, Ga.

He married the former Betty White of St. Marys, W.Va., in 1951. They lived in Marietta until 1990, when they moved to Upper Arlington. She died in 2002 after 51 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by four children, Drew Chorpenning and his wife, Sonia DelTedesco, of Westerville, and their children, Rachel and Rebecca; Brian Chorpenning and his wife, Lee Chorpenning, of Upper Arlington, and their children, Eric and Julie; Diane Chorpenning of Hilliard; and Betsy Chorpenning and her husband, Rick Reigle, of Summit, N.J., and their children, Margo, Ryan and Megan.

Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Hadley Funeral Homes, Marietta Chapel, at 500 Fifth St. Burial is in Mound Cemetery. There is no visitation.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 1, 2006

William R. Christopher

William R. “Bill” Christopher, 71, of Barnett Ridge Road, Fleming, Ohio, died 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at home.

He was born May 17, 1935, in Fleming to William and Elizabeth McKay Christopher. He was a 1953 graduate of Warren High School. Bill retired from Eramet in 1986. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors, where he spent most of his time.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia Dye Christopher, whom he married Oct. 6, 1956; his daughter, Rose Decker (Jack) of Fleming; his son, Richard Christopher (Toni) of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Stephanie Christopher (Lavant) of Columbus, Todd Neville (Stephanie) of Fleming, Kelli Boley (Scott) of St. Marys, Justin O’Brien of St. Marys and Rikki Christopher of Parkersburg; five great-grandchildren, Emilee Neville, Kyli Boley and Ty, Shyli and Trey O’Brien; two sisters, Rosalee Maze of Fleming and Alice Maze (Virgil) of Belpre; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Gary Christopher.

Bill’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice, Dr. Gary Waters, Dr. George Tokodi and their staff and all his family and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday. Bill’s wishes were to be cremated following his services.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 18, 2008

Audra M. Clark

Audra M. Clark, 77, of Cairo, W.Va., departed this life Jan. 16, 2009, in Parkersburg.

Audra was born on March 10, 1931, near Mole Hill in Ritchie County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Manna and Mary Virginia Nutter Williamson. She was retired from the garment industry, working in the factories in Pennsboro and Harrisville, W.Va. She had also worked at the Pennsboro Senior Citizens as a cook and was a member of the Glendale Women's Club. She had attended the Pike Church of Christ.

She is survived by a daughter, Lizetta "Liz" Goff of Pullman, W.Va.; sons, Lowell Clark of Ellenboro, W.Va., and Ernest H. "Butch" Clark Jr. of Pullman; a niece reared in the Clark family home, Sandra Russell of Davisville, W.Va.; sisters, Macel Smith of Salisbury, N.C., Kaffie Waggoner of Valley Mills, W.Va., and Mae Sims and Betty Williamson both of Waverly, W.Va.; a brother, Lee Williamson of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Audra was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest H. Clark Sr.; two infant daughters; sisters, Flossie Collins, Winifred Hescht and Thelma Wilson; and brothers, Thomas and Robert Williamson.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Martin L. Corbin officiating. Interment will be in the Ingram Ridge Cemetery near Glendale in Ritchie County. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 14, 2005

Clarence E. Clark

Clarence E. Clark, 91, of New Martinsville Health Care Center, New Martinsville, formerly of Friendly, departed this life Tuesday, July 12, 2005, in the Center.

He was born June 27, 1914, in Tyler County, a son of the late Friend C. and Mattie Sellers Clark. Clarence was a retired employee of PPG Industries, Natrium, W.Va., with 32 years of service; a 50 year member of Middlebourne Lodge 34 AF&AM; and a member of the George Street Church of Christ, St. Marys.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, Fannie Viola Haught Clark in 1994; a brother, Herbert Clark; and a sister, Virginia Bell Cross.

He is survived by three sons, Duane Clark and his wife, Sue, of Alma, James Clark and his wife, Raf, of Livonia, Mich., and Lewis Clark and his wife, Susan, of Juarez, Mexico; four daughters, Carolyn Williams and her husband, Tom, of Middlebourne, Norma Fletcher of Middlebourne, Sharon Fonnest and her husband, Ted, of Niles, Ohio, and Mary Beth Clark of Clarksburg; a sister, Pauline Babuka of Cincinnati, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne, where services will be 11 a.m. Saturday with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Interment will be in Middlebourne Cemetery, Middlebourne.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 23, 2004

Earl B. Clark

Earl Beattie Clark, 92, of St. Marys went "home" to be with the Lord on Oct. 22, 2004.

He was born Aug. 26, 1912, at Gladys Springs, Va. He was the son of Arthur Beattie Clark and Sally Moore Clark. He was retired from the B&O Railroad. He was a member of the Lion Club of Friendly and the Masonic Lodge of Sistersville. He enjoyed hunting and gardening. He attended Zion Methodist Church for many years, where he taught Sunday school classes. He had been attending First Baptist Church of St. Marys.

He is survived by two sons and their wives, Carl and Sue Clark of St. Marys and Donald and Theresa Clark of Falls Church, Va.; four grandchildren, Brian Clark of Knoxville, Tenn., Brent and Terri Clark of St. Marys, Angela and Doug Nunley of Falls Church, Va., and Andrew Clark of Falls Church; step grandchildren, Cynthia and Jerry Hall, B.J. and Traci Brammer, all of St. Marys; three great-grandchildren, Ryan and Brice Clark of Knoxville, Tenn., and Bronson Clark of Harrisville; four step great-grandchildren, Dustin and Kaylee Hall and Gwen and Maddie Brammer, all of St. Marys; and his caretaker and close friend, Ova Shingleton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ina Edith Northcraft Clark; one sister, Katherin Brown; and daughter-in-law, Martha Bradfield Clark.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. John Strimer and the Rev. Gary Boyd officiating. Burial will be in the Friendly Cemetery, Friendly, W.Va. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 22, 1901

"Molly Clark Dead"

"Miss Molly Clark, age 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Clark, died at her home near Schultz last Sunday Morning of typhoid fever. The funeral was held Monday evening. Interment was made in the Ruckman's graveyard."

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 10, 2007

Rosalie A. Clark

Rosalie A. Clark, R.N., 73, of Northfield, N.J., went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 9, 2007, with her loving family at her side.

She fought a courageous battle against cancer. Her will to fight was amazing to all those around her. She was a loving wife of Robert A. Clark for over 50 years, and a devoted mother and grandmother. She adored her grandchildren to whom she was known as Mom-Mom Rosalie.

She was born in St. Marys, W.Va., the daughter of Mark and Dorothy Masters. She was a 1952 graduate of St. Marys High School and graduated in 1955 from the St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Parkersburg. She was well respected among her peers as a surgical nurse. Her true life’s calling came when she began her career with the late Dr. Sterling Brown, M.D. of Northfield, N.J. She was affectionately known as "Dr. Brown’s Nurse." She loved her career and was loved by her patients. She was an active member of Central United Methodist Church of Linwood, N.J. She served on the Outreach Committee, was a member of Central United Methodist Women and worked with the Prayer Chain and the Needlework Guild.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Robert A. Clark; her sons, Robert A. Clark II and his wife, Stephanie, Randy and his wife, Michelle, and Dr. Benjamin Epstein and his wife, Kathy; her grandchildren, Steven R. Clark, Sammi and Maxx Epstein; her brother, Roy Masters and his wife, Marjorie; and her sister, Shirley Feist and her husband, Tom.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Central United Methodist Church in Linwood, N.J. A visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. prior to the service Friday at the church. Interment will be at the Zion Cemetery, Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Those who desire, may send contributions in her name to the Central United Methodist Church, Linwood, NJ 08221, or to Heartland Hospice, 2 Braddock Drive, Somers Point, NJ 08244.

Arrangements are by and condolences may be sent at www.adams-perfect.com

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle August 18, 2004

Arlene L. Cleaver

Arlene Lenore Cleaver, lovingly known as "Hanny" passed away Aug. 10, 2004 at Colonial Home in Chesapeake, Va. She was born Nov. 24, 1922 in St. Marys, and was the widow of Albert Carson Cleaver. They moved to Portsmouth in 1941.

Lenore worked for many years at Leggett's Dept. Store in Portsmouth, then she worked and retired from the GE plant and worked part time at Tidewater Community College. Her daughter Sandra L. Wagner and her husband Daniel L. Wagner of Suffolk Va., survive her. She was the loving grandmother of Tom Wagner and wife Reba and two greatgrandchildren, Ayra Lynn and Carson Michael of Wanchese, NC. She also has one surviving brother, Joseph Denton Wright and his wife Marcelle of New Orleans, La.

The family would like to express their thanks to Sahron and Phil and their loving and caring staff at Colonial Home for all the love and kindness shown to Lenore during her stay at the facility.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 14 in Olive Branch Cemetery officiating was Dr. Donald . G. Belanus. Sturtevant Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - December 25, 2003

Berl L. Clift

NEWPORT, Ohio - Berl L. Clift, 76, of Newport died Dec. 23, 2003, at the Riverside Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He was born May 28, 1927, in Meigs County, a son of Daisy Clift. He was a member of the Newport Church of Christ. He worked construction and was an operating engineer. He worked for various construction firms including the former Harley Calvin Construction Co., Ingram Construction Co. working in strip mines in Mingo County, W.Va. He last worked with the Washington County Highway Department. He was a member of the local Operating Engineers Union. He was a member of the Ohio Valley Cloggers and loved Western Square Dancing with Boots and Bows in New Martinsville, W.Va..

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Grace Berga Clift; three children, David Clift and his wife, Carol, Jody Clift and Marsha Lewis all of Newport and Pam Clift of Cambridge, Ohio; a granddaughter, April Clift; a grandson, Terry Sullivan and his wife, Tammy, of Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Trevor Null of Newport and Christopher and Elizabeth Sullivan of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Chris Mullins officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Patricia Ann Wilson Cline

Patricia Ann Wilson Cline, 57, of Newport, died July 14, 2001, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 10, 1943, in New Martinsville to Frank and Betty Henthorn Wilson of Newport. She was a 1962 graduate of River High School at Hannibal, OH, and she loved crafts and woodworking.

She is survived by her husband, David E. Cline; two daughters, Chrs Cline of Lancaster, OH, and Amy R. Cline Williams and her husband, Don, of Brandywine, MD; one sister, Carolyn Bird Adkins of Newport; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and her beloved pet, Keisha.

Services were Tuesday, July 17th at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with the Rev. Steven M. Smith officiating. Burial was in Matamoras Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Strecker Cancer Center, 401 Matthew Street, Marietta, OH 45750.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News October 26, 2004

Raymond B. Clough

Raymond B. Clough, 92, of St. Marys, Schultz Community died Oct. 23, 2004, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 2, 1911, in Newell, S.D., a son of the late John C. and Lydia Corey Clough. He was a member of the Old Apostolical Luthern Church in Detroit, Mich.; attended Good Hope Baptist Church, Schultz, W.Va.; was a member of the former Grant-Jefferson Lions Club; and was a member of the Local 168 Plumbers and Pipefitters in Marietta. He had attended Coyne Electric School and RCA Institute, both in Chicago, Ill., and the International Correspondence School.

He is survived by three sons, Ray Clough and his wife, Vera, of Williamstown, Phil Clough and his wife, Dottie, of Marietta and Mike Clough and his wife, Linda, of Savannah, Ga.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard Mace of Arvada, Colo.; three sisters, Marion Abernathy of Pierre, S.D., Anita Bunn of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., and Elaine Swaney of Sheridan, Wyo.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret Hayes Clough; three brothers, Harry Clough, Casper Clough and Clarence Clough; and one sister, Mildred Sterud.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Amund Pedersen officiating. Burial will be in the Friendly Cemetery, Friendly, W.Va. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - February 3, 2004

William Clovis II

ST. MARYS - William "Bill" Edward Clovis II, 74, of St. Marys died Feb. 2, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born May 13, 1929, in Sistersville, the oldest son of the late George A. and Nelle Daugherty Clovis. He was a 1947 graduate of St. Marys High School and earned a B.S. degree in chemistry from Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas. He worked for American Cyanamid from 1950 to 1954 when he resigned to go to work at Clovis Motor Co., thus becoming the third generation in one of the oldest Ford dealerships in the country.

He served as a Boy Scout Leader, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the St. Marys High School Athletic Boosters, the Retail Merchants Association, the Minstrel Co., the County Board of Education and third generation to serve as president of the St. Marys Kiwanis Club. He served on the Advisory Council for the Ohio Valley College and the Ford Dealers Advertising Council. He was a member of the George Street Church of Christ, where he served as a Bible School Teacher and formerly a member of the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ, where he served as Deacon, Elder and Bible School Teacher. Since his retirement in 1999, he has been an avid golfer at the St. Marys Golf Club and a church leader.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Evie Mae Roberts Clovis; four daughters, Angela and John Estes III of Abilene, Texas, Annette and Kenneth Boyles of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Sue and Randy Conaway of Kingport, Tenn., and Roberta and Efton Giles of San Antonio, Texas; 10 grandchildren, John Estes IV, James Estes, Givin Estes Huey and husband, Ryan, Keith and Doug Boyles, Sarah, Ben and Sam Conaway and Adam and Leslie Giles; two brothers, John Clovis of Norcross, Ga., and George A. Clovis of Garland, Texas; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Betty Sue Clovis; grandson, Kevin E. Boyles; and niece Carol Clovis Eaves.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys. Calling hours will be from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Kevin Boyles Scholarship Fund, c/o Gerry Duncan, Peoples Bank P. O. Box 37, Point Pleasant, WV 25550, or the Ohio Valley College, No. 1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, WV 26105.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader November 3, 2007

E. Dean Clutter

E. Dean Clutter, 82, of Coldwater, MI, died Oct. 29, 2007, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born Dec. 24, 1924, in St. Marys to Clarence and Margerie (Baylis) Clutter. He graduated from St. Marys High School and attended Abilene Christian College in Abilene, TX, receiving his Bachelor's Degree from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, and did graduate level work at Wayne State University in Detroit. He was a veteran of World War 11, serving with the U. S. Army.

He had been the minister of the Coldwater Church of Christ since 1993 and was chaplin at the prison in Coldwater for many years, a former member of the Noon Rotary and also hosted a church radio program in Rochester, NY. He had served with the Churches of Christ in Indiana and Ohio in the years of 1949-54, the University Parkway Church of Christ in Baltimore, MD, from 1954-60, Chase Rd. Church of Christ in Dearborn, MI, from 1960-63, the Riverview Park Church of Christ in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from 1963-69 and Brookside Church of Christ in Tulsa, OK, from 1969-70. He and his wife, Ruth, fulfilled their lifelong dream and planted the Queensbury Church of Christ in Glens Falls, NY in 1970 ministering there until 1977. He then went to the Lawson Road Church of Christ in Rochester, NY, from 1977-93, North Warren Church of Christ in Warren, MI 1993-2003 and Coldwater Church of Christ in 1993.

He enjoyed watching sports, especially hockey and football. He enjoyed fishing, reading, playing ping pong, horseshoes and cards.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, whom he married May 27, 1946, in Steubenville,. OH; his son and daughter-in-law Ken and Barbara Clutter of Dallas, TX; his daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Larry Stephens of Livonia, MI, and Cyndi and Garry Kraus of Jackson; his brother Howard Clutter of Steubenville, OH; grandchildren Brad Clutter of Austin, TX, Laura Campbell of Memphis, TN, Julie Marcum of Cochabamba, Boliva, MatthewStephens of Abilene, TX, Ryan Wadsworth of Jackson, Rochelle Witt of Jonesville and Robin Miller of Jacksom; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his aunt Ruth Baylis.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Larry Stephens and Glenn Martin of the Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be at 1 p.m. at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, ML

Memorial donations may be directed to Shults-Lewis Child and Family Services, P. O. Box 471, Valparaiso, IN 46384-9971 or to the World Bible Translation Center, 4028 Daley Ave., Ft. Worth TX 76180,

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader February 8, 1907

Ethel M. Clutter

Ethel M. Clutter, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. James Clutter, died at her home below town on last Sunday morning, aged 22 years.

The funeral was held at the house on Monday conducted by Rev. E. D. Fellers, after which the remains were laid to rest in the St. Marys cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - May 2, 1935

MRS. EMMELINE CLUTTER

Mrs. Emmeline Clutter, aged 87, died on Sunday, April 28, at her home on Mount Carmel Ridge. Funeral services were held at New Bethel Church on Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. I. R. Stump, and interment was made in the church cemetery. She is survived by one son. A granddaughter is the Mrs. C. Ross Williamson of this city.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader June 13, 2009

Howard M. Clutter

Howard M. "Bub" Clutter, 83, of Steubenville, OH, died June 10, 2009, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born March 4, 1926, in St. Marys, a son of the late Clarence J. and Margerie Bayles Clutter. He was the owner and operator of American Cleaners of Wintersville, OH, and Clutter Tile. He was also known as the "Corn Man." He was a Marine veteran serving during World War II in Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Division as a Corporal and was a survivor of the battle of Iwo Jima. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and the Combat Action Ribbon. He was a member of Amazing Grace Church of Christ, Follansbee, WV; Masonic Lodge 45 and Wintersville American Legion Post 557. He was the founding member of the Band of Brothers Breakfast Club and a former member and past president of Wintersville High School Boosters Club.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Caralane Anna Geary Clutter, and brother, Edward Dean Clutter.

Surviving are his two daughters Terri Starkey and her husband, Dr. Ted, of Wintersville, and Erin DeSantis and her husband, Marc, of Steubenville; son Geary Clutter of Steubenville; four grandsons Brant Starkey and his wife, Andrea, of Mingo Junction, OH, Dr. Ryan Starkey and his wife, Christie, of Steubenville, Trenton Starkey stationed in Norfolk, VA, and Cullen DeSantis of Steubenville; five great-grandchildren Camdyn, Brayden, Lynden, Abigail and Ian Starkey; special friend Sara Bogard of Calcutta, OH; several nieces, nephews and cousins and Band of Brothers Breakfast Buddies.

Services will at 10 a.m. Saturday at call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville, with minister Bill Rhodes officiating. Burial will be at Fort Steuben where military honors will be provided by I & I Kilo . Company, 3rd Battalion, 25'' Marines of Moundsville, WV. Memorial donations may be directed to Valley Hospice 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943 or Amazing Grace Church of Christ, P. O. Box 481, Weirton, WV 26062.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle April 1935

MRS J. W. CLUTTER

Cora Belle, wife of James W. Clutter, aged 75, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Criss in Parkersburg. Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Romeo Statler, in this city, on Sunday, conducted by the Rev. C. B. Johnson and interment was made in the St. Marys Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, four daughters--Mrs. Nate Bahr of New New Matamoras, Mrs. Lewis Bell of Adlai, Mrs. Romeo Statler of this city, Mrs. C. E. Criss of Parkersburg, and by one son, Ray Clutter of Arkansas, also by one brother, three sisters and several grandchildren.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 29, 2006

Etsel C. Coartney

Etsel C. Coartney, 86, of Arvilla, W.Va., passed away suddenly Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Wirt County, W.Va., the youngest son of the late Ervan and Clara Sheppard Coartney of Coartney Ridge, Wirt County. He was a 1940 graduate of Wirt County High School. He worked construction in South Charleston until he entered the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps in the Philippines and he received an honorable discharge from World War II in 1946. He retired from Long Reach Union Carbide in 1983 after 28 years of service as payroll clerk. He was a member of the Wick United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Mt. Olivet Masonic Lodge in Parkersburg.

Etsel was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and neighbor. His hobbies were raising the best garden in Arvilla, farming, hunting, fishing, woodworking and playing the game Phase 10. He was a friendly guy with a great sense of humor and a smile for everyone.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lenora Somerville Coartney; three children, Terry Coartney and his wife, Vanessa, of Arvilla, Linda Nagle and her husband, Danny, of Arvilla and Kay Hill and her husband, Doug, of Elizabeth, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandsons; eight great-grandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Lea Coartney; two sisters, Ruth Caplinger and Flora Houck; and one brother, Carter Coartney.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Maurice Miller officiating. Burial will be in the K-P Cemetery, Elizabeth, with graveside services conducted by the Mt. Olivet Lodge 3 A. F. & A. M. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg Sentinel June 2, 1899

C. P. Cochran's Funeral

The funeral of C. P. Cochran, who was killed by a bolt of lightning at Marietta during the storm on Wednesday, occurred today. Services were held at the Baptist church at Marietta at 11 o'clock today and the remains were brought here on the train directly after the services, and taken to Riverview cemetery where interred beside the grave of his wife. The remains were accompanied here by his children, Friend Cochran, George Cochran, Miss Lulu Cochran and also Mrs. John A. Hutchinson of this city, Joseph Cochran of Salama, John and Marion Cochran of Eureka, the sister and brothers of the deceased as well as other relatives and friends of the deceased.

Two years Tuesday, the deceased met with an accident at the fair grounds, which almost cost him his life. He was crossing the track when he was struck by a bicycle, being ridden at a high rate of speed, and sustained a broken collar bone and several broken ribs.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle February 9, 1889

Mrs. C. P. Cochran

Mrs. C. P. Cochran died at her home at Eureka, Wednesday, Feb. 6th, of heart disease. Her death though expected for some time, was quite a shock to her many friends. She was buried Friday, at the burying ground on the farm of Friend Cochran.

(Fannie w/o Clawson P. Cochran - GEB)

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - St. Marys, WV, March 21, 1957 Mrs. Eugene F. Cochran

Mrs. Nettie Estelle Cochran, 66, of New Matamoras, wife of Eugene Ferdinand Cochran, died Mar. 14, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 21, 1891, at Raven Rock, to the late James H. Rea and Elizabeth Harlan Rea, Mrs. Cochran was married to Eugene F. Cochran on June 8, 1913. She was a member of the First Methodist Church at Matamoras.

Survivors include three brothers and two sisters, Charles William Rea, of Bens Run; James Harlan Rea of Danville; Frank B. Rea, of Raven Rock; Mrs. Rachel Wooley of Matamoras; and Mrs. Mary Isabell Kirby of Detroit, Mich. A daughter Twila Jean died at birth in October, 1921.

The Rev. John W. Patterson conducted funeral services Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Corum Funeral Home in Matamoras. Burial was made in the Matamoras Cemetery.

(Mary Rea Lamp)


Parkersburg Sentinel July 14, 1894

Death of Friend Cochran

Friend Cochran, died Friday July 13th, 1894, at 4:20 P. M., at his home near Salama in Pleasant county, in eighty-fifth year of his age.

He has been for many months a great sufferer from heart disease and infirmities incident to old age. His death, however, was calm and full of peace. He was prepared for the journey.

The deceased was a well known citizen of West Virginia; born in Tyler County, where he lived many years, serving the people in many ways in office of trust and responsibility. He was eight years magistrate of that county. In 1857, he purchased farms in Pleasants county, one of which he resided till his death. He was a man distinguished among his acquaintances for his sound judgement and strict integrity, "whose word was as good as any man's bond," and in all the relations of life free from any blame. He was a devoted husband and father living for the happiness of his family and the good he could do. In 1860 he became a member of the county court of Pleasants county, serving four years. In 1861 he was sent as a delegate from his county to the state convention, which assembled in Wheeling for the purpose of restoring the state government of Virginia to its relation to the Federal Government. By diligence and frugality he accumulated valuable property consisting in part in 1400 acres of real estate composed of fine farming lands on the Ohio river. He leaves an aged widow and children, sons and daughters, all of whom are married; among them C. P. Cochran of Marietta, M. Cochran of Eureka, Mrs. John A. Hutchinson of this city.

By marriage he was related to Hon. Okey Johnson, Rev. T. C. Johnson, D. D. Johnson, Rev. Dr. Carter and a large circle in the Ohio Valley. He was a faithful member of the Baptist church at Willow Island.

Funeral takes place Monday, July 16th, at 4 o'clock from the house.

Interment at Long Reach Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 10, 2004

James Cochrane Jr.

BELMONT - James E. (Jim) Cochrane Jr., 74, of Belmont passed away Feb. 9, 2004.

He was born Nov. 26, 1929, in Raven Rock, W.Va. A man of family and faith, Jim was a 27 year member of Belmont United Methodist Church and served as Sunday School teacher, youth leader, committee member and chair, lay leader and church representative to the West Virginia United Methodist Conference. He retired from American Cyanamid in 1991. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a 1948 graduate of St. Marys High School (where he played football and was named to the All LKC Team).

Jim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret (White) Cochrane; one daughter, Sue E. Loughrie (her husband, Jeff, and their daughter, Olivia); and two sons: Randy M. Cochrane (his wife, Sabrina, and their daughter, Meaghan) and James A. Cochrane (his wife, Tara, and their daughter, Kathleen, and son, Chris). He is also survived by brother-in-laws, Jerry White (his wife, Linda) and Don White (his wife, Wilma); and his sister, Eva Berwinkle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. Cochrane Sr. and Janet (Dunn) Cochrane; and his sister-in-law, Betty (White) Chorpenning (and her husband, Al).

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, conducted by the Rev. Daniel Deem. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery with military graveside services. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 13, 2007

Margaret Cochrane

Margaret Ellen White Cochrane, wife of the late James E. Cochrane Jr. of Belmont, W.Va., passed away during the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 12, 2007.

Born to the late Don White and Pearl Northcraft White of Raven Rock, W.Va., she was a native of Pleasants County, other than a stint of residency in Las Vegas, Nev. She was employed at the telephone company and retired from the Colin Anderson Center of St. Marys after 23 years, where she enjoyed working with cherished friends. She was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church.

Margaret will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by three children, James Cochrane and his wife, Tara, of Parkersburg, their daughter, Kathleen, of Cleveland, Ohio, and son, Christopher of Hagerstown, Md.; Randy Cochrane and his wife, Sabrina, and their daughter, Meaghan of St. Marys; and Sue Cochrane Loughrie and her husband, Jeff, and daughter, Olivia of Stow, Ohio. She is also survived by two brothers, retired Williamstown Police Chief Don White and his wife, Dee, of Williamstown; retired U.S. Army General Jerry White and his wife, Linda, of Columbus, Ga.; and three nieces and three nephews.

Her sister, Betty White Chorpenning and her husband, Al, of Columbus, Ohio, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday. Interment will followed in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 26, 2008

Benjamin W. Coen

Benjamin W. Coen, 83, of St. Marys, passed away Feb. 24, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Benjamin was born Oct. 14, 1924, a son of the late Benjamin E. and Marjorie Wiggins Coen Dillon. He was a lifetime member of Grace Episcopal Church and a 1942 graduate of St. Marys High School. He graduated from Marietta College with a history degree. Benjamin served in the U.S. Navy Air Force as a fighter pilot in the European Theatre during World War II. He was retired from both the U.S. Department of Interior and from Eramet in Marietta.

He is survived by four cousins, Earl Coen of Massillon, Ohio, Alberta Flynn of Washington, Pa., Colleen Barron Wolfe of St. Albans and Terry Barron of Charleston.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one aunt, Catherine Wiggins Barron and one cousin, John Frank Barron.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Marys I.O.O.F. Cemetery with the Rev. Hayward Perkey officiating. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and from 6-8 p.m Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 9, 2007

Charles “Chief” Coffman

Charles Currence “Chief” Coffman of Ripley went to meet the Lord on June 7, 2007.

He was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Greenbrier County, to the late Charles and Ada Coffman. Charles was a member of the Ripley Baptist Temple, where he served as trustee for 52 years. He served in CCC Camp from 1937 through 1939. He was a member of the Army Air Corps in World War II, where he served in North Africa and Italy, owner and operator of Chief Motors sales for 22 years and Three C Motors for 35 years. He served on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Ripley. Charles was the only sheriff elected for three terms in Jackson County.

He is survived by his wife, Bea; son, Charles “Chuck” Coffman of Athens; brothers, Clifford of St. Marys, Melvin of Denver, Colo., and Darrell of Winder, Ga.; one sister, Betty Mankins of Parkersburg; several nieces and nephews; and two dear friends, Lester Click and Harold Hayhurst.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ripley Baptist Temple with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will be in the Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today at the Ripley Baptist Temple.

Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, is serving the family.

(Gerald Bills)


Edna L. Cokeley

Edna L. Cokeley, 64, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away March 26, 2002, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio, after an extended battle with cancer.

She was born Nov. 9, 1937, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude Cumblidge. She was a 1956 graduate of St. Marys High School. She married George Cokeley in 1957 and moved to the family farm outside of Harrisville where she farmed with her husband for 40 years. She was a loving mother to six and a devoted wife for 45 years.

Surviving are her husband, George A. Cokeley; daughter, Teresa Cokeley of St. Marys; son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and Cynthia Cokeley of Charleston; son and daughter-in-law, David and Lori Cokeley of Schultz, W.Va.; son, Ronald Cokeley of Nutter's Farm; daughter, Lois Cokeley of St. Marys; son, Richard Cokeley of St. Marys; five grandchildren, George Hampton Cokeley, Grant Cokeley and Rachel Cokeley of Charleston; Amanda Cokeley of Schultz, W.Va.; Betsy Cokeley of St. Marys; three brothers, James Cumblidge of Williamstown; Jack Cumblidge of Ashland, Ky.; and Donald Cumblidge of Los Angeles, Calif.; six sisters, Betty Wright of Belpre, Jean Price of St. Marys, Peggy Cherryholms of San Francisco, Calif., Dorothy Randall of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Helen Garner and Connie Moore, both of St. Marys. She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant siblings; and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Marys United Methodist Church, St. Marys, with the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. today at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - August 16, 1901

Mrs. Cokely Dead

We received the painful intelligence of the death of Mrs. Arthur Cokely last week, too late for publication. Her death occurred at her home near Friendly. The deceased was the only daughter of Hon. and Mrs. J. L. Johson of Wasp, this county, and a sister of Clyde B. and Clark Johnson of this city.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - January 14, 2004

Alvin Collins

WASHINGTON - Alvin Eugene Collins, 67, of Washington passed away Jan. 12, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital from an extended illness.

He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Earl C. and Lillie Morgan Collins. He was retired from Walker Systems of Williamstown and was a member of the National Guard of Parkersburg.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Betty West Collins; daughter, Becky Shorrosh of Lilburn, Ga.; sons, Steve Collins and friend, Lynn, of Huntington, Jeff Collins and fiance, Tabitha Boyd, of Irmo, S.C., and Dr. James Collins and wife, Iyang, of Greenville, N.C.; brothers, Harold of Glasgow, W.Va., Robert of Mogadore, Ohio, Leonard of St. Marys, Howard of Palestine, John H. of Luling, La., and Charles of Elizabeth; sisters, Mary Chaney of Vienna, Helen Richards of Colorado Springs, Colo., Jeanette Ruddleston of Weston and Janie Cook of Laken, W.Va.; grandchildren, Matthew, Deanna and Suzanne Shorrosh and Daniel Collins; and his beloved pet Shelty dog, Ginger.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with the Rev. Dean Ash officiating. Burial will be in the Gutherie Cemetery of Wirt County. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 29, 2006

Don E. Collins Jr.

Don Earnest Collins, Jr., 13, of St. Marys passed away March 26, 2006, at his residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(As posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Don Earnest Collins, Jr., 13, of St. Marys, WV, passed away, March 26, 2006, at his residence. He was born, September 18, 1992, in Marietta, OH a son of Don E., Sr. and Jennifer Elaine Haught Collins. He was a seventh grade student at Pleasants Co. Middle School and he attended Nash Springs Church of Christ. In addition to his parents he is survived by one brother, Joseph Michael Collins, at home, paternal grandfather, Leonard Collins of St. Marys, maternal grandparents Louis and Charlotte Haught of Bartlett, OH, and several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Donna J. Collins. Services will be held Friday, March 31, 2006 at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV, with the Evangelist Bob Long officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Federal Ridge, Pleasants Co., WV. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 P. M. on Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 14, 2004

Donna J. Collins

Donna Jane Collins, 64, of St. Marys died June 12, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours are from 7-9 p.m. today and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Donna Jane Collins, 64, of St. Marys, died June 12, 2005 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg. She was born July 8,1940, in Wood County, WV a daughter of the late Earnest and Bessie Cornell of St. Marys, WV. She was a member of the Nash Springs Church of Christ. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years Leonard, two sons, Richard Collins and his wife Kathy, and Don Collins and his wife Jennifer all of St. Marys four grandchildren, Stacy, Leonard, Don, and Joe Collins all of St. Marys, two brothers Ray Cornell and his wife Shirley, Bob Cornell of Pleasants County, WV, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Lafayette, three sisters, Loretta O’Donnell, Epsie Cornell, and Nancy Kidder. Services will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at 1 P.M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Evangelist Bob Long officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Calling hours from 7 to 9 P. M Tuesday and from 12. to 1 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Collins Family, C/O Ingram Funeral Home, P.O. Box 111 St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 21, 2009

Marsha A. Collins

Marsha A. Collins, 56, of Belmont, W.Va., departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at Parkersburg.

Marsha was born on Jan. 20, 1953, a daughter of the late Rymer Collins and Margaret Ankrom Brake Collins De Lancey. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a son, Michael Hiley, Middlebourne, W.Va.; daughters, Charlene Bryant, St. Marys, W.Va., and Christina Smith, Belmont; stepdaughter, Shawna Torres, Plainfield, Ill.; brothers, Charles Collins, Sod, W.Va., Perry Collins, Pennsboro, and Edward Collins, Daytona Beach, Fla.; sisters, Billie Lipscomb, Greenwood, W.Va., Janice Kelly, Md., and Mary Lou Simon, Akron, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and a longtime companion, John Rollins.

In addition to her parents, Marsha was preceded in death by brothers, Donnie Brake and Marty Collins.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Rev. Martin L. Corbin officiating. Interment will be in the Fairmont Ridge Cemetery at Ellenboro, W.Va. Friends may call from 10 until 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed to the Collins family at www.mcculloughrogersfuner.

(Gerald Bills)


Glenda Mae Colvin

Glenda Mae Colvin, 67, of St. Marys, died March 27, 2001.

Survivors include her daughters, Betty Beaver, Becky Hamilton and Jenny Colvin; sons, David and Richard Colvin; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Wright; and brothers, Lester McIntyre and Willard Wright.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys. Burial will be in the K. of P. Cemetery of Pine Grove, WV. Calling hours are from 6-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in St. Marys.

(Michael Anderson)


St. Marys Oracle November 4, 2009

John P. Colvin, Sr.

John P. Colvin Sr., 71, of Pennsboro, died October 29, 2009, at his residence.

He was born March 29, 1938, at Friendly, a son of the late Ernest E. and Edith P. Higgins Colvin. He worked in the timber industry as a bulldozer operator. He was a member of Pennsboro Apostolic Church.

He is survived by daughter, Tanya Perine, and son, John P. Colvin Jr., of Pennsboro; brothers, Ernest of Tennessee and Carl and David, both of Weirton, WV, and Tommy of Coffee, TN; and sisters,. Hazel Bunner and Fay McDonald of St. Marys and Edna Pifer of Glendale.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, John D. Colvin; brother, Roger Colvin; and sister, Martha McQuillen.

Funeral services were Monday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Revs. David Colvin, Ralph Tisdale and David Simons officiating. Interment was in Maple Lane Cemetery Hebron.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 15, 2006

L. Marguerite Colvin

L. Marguerite “Mimi” Colvin, 84, of Vienna passed away March 12, 2006, at The Inn at Marietta.

She was born April 24, 1921, in Bens Run, W.Va., a daughter of the late Vonley Frank Smith and Marcella Pryor Smith. Mimi was a member of Wayside United Methodist Church, a charter member of Vienna Woman’s Club, Friends of Blennerhassett Island, Lamda Chi Omega Sorority, Eastern Star, Woman’s Auxiliary of American Legion and she retired from the Bureau of the Public Debt with over 30 years of service.

She is survived by daughters, Nicki Young of Waverly and Vicki Frye and husband, Ron, of Vienna; her grandchildren, Wendy Delano and her husband, Bob, Crystal Dobbs and her husband, Jim, Zak Thomas and his wife, Emily, and Todd Frye and his wife, Stephanie; eight great-grandchildren; her special friend, Al Schlag; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Walter Colvin Jr.; her son-in-law, Dick Young; and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with the Rev. Dr. Michael Richards officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Williamstown. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 30, 2007

Roger L. Colvin

Roger Lee Colvin, 57, of Hebron, Pleasants County, W.Va., passed away Sept. 28, 2007, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born May 23, 1950, in Hebron, a son of the late Ernest Earl and Edith Pearl Higgins Colvin. Roger was retired from Laborers Local 1085, of Parkersburg. He was an active member of the First Apostolic Church of Harrisville, W.Va. He also enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Cynthia Ziesemer Colvin; children, Steven Colvin and his wife, Melissa, of Hebron, Paul Colvin and his wife, Amanda, of Harrisville, and Rachel Colvin and Susan Colvin, both of Hebron; grandchildren, Lydia and Hannah Colvin of Hebron and Natalie Colvin of Harrisville; five brothers, the Rev. Ernest Colvin of Estel Springs, Tenn., John Phillip Colvin of Pennsboro, William Carl Colvin of Weirton, W.Va., the Rev. David Colvin of Weirton and Tommy Colvin of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and three sisters, Hazel Bunner of St. Marys, Edith Fay McDonald of St. Marys and Edna Pifer of Glen Dale, W.Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha McQuillian.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Apostolic Church in Harrisville, with Pastor Alan Adams, the Rev. Dale Tienter and the Rev. David Colvin officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery, Hebron. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 21, 1902

Jos. A. Combs

Jos. A. Combs died at the home of his son in Belmont Sunday last. He was 85 years, 4 months and 14 days of age. He was born in Hampshire Co., Va. He was for 60 years a member of the Evangelical and U. B. Churches. He was buried Tuesday at the Cow Creek P. E. Church. The funeral was conducted by Re. A. A. Kelly.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 27, 2005

Heather J. Conner

Heather Jean Conner, 24, of Flemington, W.Va., passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2005.

She was born May 30, 1980, in Clarksburg. Heather is the daughter of Gene Conner and wife, Teresa, of Salem and Linda Perkins and husband, John, of St. Marys. Also surviving are her fiance, Robert Knight of Flemington; one sister, Elizabeth Riegel of Wintersville, Ohio; two stepbrothers, Paige Perkins and wife, Christa, of Parkersburg and Cody Perkins of St. Marys; one stepsister, Megan Ahebwa and husband, Dennis, of Huntington; two nephews, Keller Conner and Dayton Perkins; paternal grandparents, Gene and Nancy Conner of Enterprise, W.Va.; and maternal grandmother, Betty Bock of Mannington.

Heather was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Joseph Bock; and paternal great-grandparents, Albert and Marie Michael and Claude and Mildred Conner.

She was the manager of Hardee's.

Family and friends will be received 2-9 p.m. today at Dorsey Funeral Home, 701 South Pike St., Shinnston, where funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, with Pastor Keith Swiger officiating. Interment will follow in the IOOF Cemetery in Wyatt.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 13, 2008

Holden M. Conner

Holden Michael Conner, 2-month-old son of Jasmine Nicole Headley and Brandon Michael Conner of Williamstown, died Sept. 10, 2008, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.

He was born June 24, 2008, in Marietta.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sisters, Stormi Headley, Devan Moren and Hailey Moren, all of Williamstown; a brother, Izic Fiber of Middlebourne, W.Va.; maternal stepgrandfather, Steve Gaspers of Waverly, W.Va.; paternal grandmother, Crystal Young of Sardis, Ohio; paternal grandfather, Walker "Rusty" Conner of Wheeling, W.Va.; and three aunts, Destini Barnes of Williamstown, Ciari Barnes of Antioch, Ohio, and Ashley Conner of Sistersville, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Tamara Barnes; and his maternal grandfather, Nick Willey.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Interment will be in the Sardis Cemetery, Sardis, Ohio. Friends may call from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - October 19, 1906

Prominent Citizen Dead

Robt. W. Cooper, one of the older citizens of the city, died at his home on the South Side, on Tuesday morning, Oct. 16th, after a brief illness, in his 56th year.

The deceased was stricken with paralysis on Friday morning of last week and never rallied.

The deceased is survived by two children, a daughter, Mrs. L. G. Brock of Moundsville, and a son, Alvin Cooper, of Bartlesville, Ind. Ter.

The funeral was conducted at the late residence this (Thursday) afternoon by Rev. C. A. Isner, of the M. P. Church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the St. Marys Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 14, 2007

James M. Corbin

James M. Corbin of San Antonio, Texas, born Sept. 8, 1966, is celebrating his new life with our Lord as of Aug. 21, 2007.

He graduated from Parkersburg High School and served in the U.S. Army for 13 years. He attained the rank of staff sergeant and was a tank commander in the Gulf War. Jim earned numerous awards and medals while serving his country. He always strived to do his best and maintained a strong work ethic during his short life.

This veteran was buried with honors and a 21-gun salute at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Jim had many friends in Parkersburg who liked and respected him deeply. We, his family, are devastated at his leaving us so soon, but grateful for the gift of his presence in our lives. We are so proud of this wonderful young man and confident in the certainty of a glorious future together with him and our God. The grace of our Savior is as a fragrance of the life within us and this aroma extends to all human kind. It is our comfort in shadows of doubt, indecision and despair.

He is survived by his grandmother (mom), Jaunita Corbin of Vienna, who raised him to adulthood; his father, William (Bill) Corbin and stepmother, Sharon, of Philo, Ohio; Michael Corbin, grandson of Bill and Sharon; a brother, William (Billy) Corbin of Clarksburg; sister, Chief Master Sgt. Jaunita (Nita) Corbin in the Air Force, stationed in South Carolina; aunts and uncles, Pauline Hammond of St. Marys, Mary Morrison of St. Marys, Tom and Donna Corbin of Parkersburg and Judy and Harry Wallace of Parkersburg; close cousins that Jim grew up with; and special friend, Roberta C. Lantz of South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Howard (Deano) Corbin of Parkersburg; infant brother, William Corbin; an infant sister, Billie Ann Corbin; uncles, Jimmy Corbin and Ron Corbin; and grandfather, Howard (Hod) Corbin of Parkersburg.

Family and friends are invited to share in a celebration of his life will be from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at the Jackson Park Community Building in Vienna.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 27, 2005

Joseph E. Corbitt

Joseph E. Corbitt, 82, of Waverly, W.Va., died Jan. 25, 2005, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 10, 1922, in Waverly, a son of the late Crozier and Grace Steer Corbitt. He was a graduate of Williamstown High School and a member of the Waverly Presbyterian Church. He was a farmer and a cattleman and was involved with the United Livestock Yard. He was a 50 year member of the Williamstown Lodge 129 AF & AM, a 50 year member of the Williamstown Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 58, a member of the Jerusalem Chapter 3 Royal Arch Masons and a member of the Calvary Commandery 3 Knights Templar. He was a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Nemesis Temple of the Shrine and a member of the Ohio Valley Shrine Club. He was a charter member of the Waverly Lions Club and member for more than 50 years. He was the judge for the Waverly Lions Horse and Pony Pulling Contest and the Marietta contests. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank in St. Marys for many years. He was the oldest State Farm Policy holder in West Virginia, was a member of the Farm Bureau and an original member of the Waverly Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Fauss Corbitt; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sharon Corbitt; grandsons, Nicholas and Patrick Corbitt; a great-granddaughter, Kylie Alice Corbitt; brothers, William Corbitt and his wife, Ruth, and Paul Corbitt and his wife, Marie, all of Waverly; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Waverly Presbyterian Church, Waverly, with the Rev. Kenneth Calebaugh officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be 2-9 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys and from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Waverly Presbyterian Church,

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 1, 2005

Mary V. Corbitt

Mary V. Corbitt, 74, of Waverly died Sept. 29, 2005, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont.

She was born March 7, 1931, in Akron, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ernest J. and Cora D. Rolston Fauss Sr. She was a member of the Waverly Presbyterian Church, active in the Rainbow, a member of Lambda Chi Omega Sorority, a member of the White Shrine and a member of the Daughter of the Niles. She was past matron and a 50-year member of the Williamstown Chapter 58 Order of the Eastern Star. She was past grand matron of the Grand Chapter of West Virginia Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sharon Corbitt of Waverly; grandsons, Nicholas Corbitt and his friend, Julie Hollard, of Waverly and Patrick Corbitt of Waverly and his friend, Kristie Auville of St. Marys; great-granddaughter, Kylie Alice Corbitt of Waverly; two brothers, Ernest Fauss Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Cumberland, Md., and Eugene Fauss and his wife, Betty, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph E. Corbitt on Jan. 25, 2005; and one brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Donza Fauss.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Waverly Presbyterian Church, Waverly, with the Rev. Kenneth Calebaugh officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be 7 p.m. Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Waverly Presbyterian Church, c/o Paul Corbitt, P. O. Box 7, Waverly, WV 26184.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle November 5, 2008

Carlton Guy Core

Carlton Guy Core, 82, of Sequin, TX, died Oct. 24, 2008, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 13,1925, in St. Marys to the late Ruth Marple and William Blair Core. He was a graduate of Marietta College with a petroleum engineering degree and worked many years in the oil fields. He was a staff sergeant in the U. S. Army in World War H, infantry in Germany. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Legion, Noon Lions Club, American Cancer Society, Road to Recovery Volunteer Driver for more than 20 years and a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church' in Sequin.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Helen J. Hill Core; daughters, Lois Core Wink and her husband, Robert, Conny Core and companion, Pat Casey, and Lynn Core Pyburn and her husband, Alan; two granddaughters; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded M death by three brothers.

Visitation was Sunday. The funeral was Monday at First United Methodist Church in Sequin.

Memorial contributions maybe made to the American Cancer society, First United Methodist Church of the charity of one's choice.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - August 10, 1906

Obituary

Sarah Ann Core, daughter of A. M. And Elizabeth Core, was born in Tyler county, W. Va., Feb. 7, 1853; died July 31st, 1906. Was united in marriage with A. C. Martin, April 17th, 1887. In earlylife she united with the Methodist church and in her daily living examplified the principles of the christian religion. She leaves a husband, one daughter, three brothers, two sisters and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held at the Willow Island Baptist church, Aug. 2nd, after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at that place.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - September 12, 1902

Child Dead

Two cases of malignant diphtheria are reported at the Lafayette Cornells on Cow Creek. One child is not expected to recover.

Since writing the above we learn that Eliza, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cornell, died on Tuesday evening of this week.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader, August 2, 2003

CLAUDIA CORKISH

Claudia Reynolds Corkish, 66, suddenly passed away July 19, 2003, at South Western Hospital in Berea, O.

She was born Aug. 24, 1936 to the late Clarence and Doris Ruckman Reynolds Sr. She retired from Brookgate Bowling Lanes as a waitress in 2002. She attended St. Marys High School and graduated with the class of 1955.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Corkish Sr.; children, Vicki Ellis, Robert Corkish Jr. and Carol Kasper; seven grandchildren; and sisters, Jo Ann Forrester of Florida, Charlotte Campbell and M.J. Thomas of St. Marys, Linda Gillium and Regina Dryer? of Cleveland, O.; and brothers, Junior Reynolds of Cleveland, Charles Reynolds of Parkersburg, James Reynolds Sr. of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen, and son-in-law, Ron Reckard; her parents; two sisters, one brother and several nieces and nephews.

Services were July 23 at Chambers Funeral Home in Rocky River, Cleveland, O.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle April 4, 2007

Ida ‘Janie’ Corkran

Ida Jane “Janie” Butcher Rader Corkran, 56, of Marietta, went to be with the Lord on Friday (March 30, 2007).

She was born June 22, 1950, in Braxton, W.Va., the daughter of the late Warning and Virgie Wilson Butcher of Frametown, W.Va. Janie was a Methodist by faith and was employed by Physicians Care of Marietta, and was a former partner of Sears of Gassaway, W.Va. She enjoyed crafting, day lily gardening, the beach, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by husband, Mike Corkran of Marietta; daughter, Sherri Jack and husband, Lane, of Gassaway, W.Va.; stepdaughter, Jennifer Lipscomb and husband, Jeremy, of St. Marys, W.Va.; stepson, Michael Corkran and wife, Emily, of Buford, Ga.; stepson, Charlie Corkran and Ashley of Marietta; grandchildren, Trey, Lucas, Jessica, and Hannah; brother, Danny Butcher and wife, Darlene, of Frametown, W.Va.; uncle, Ray “Bud” Wilson of Delta, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home. Friends may then call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Gassaway Baptist Church, Gassaway, W.Va. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Mark Stump officiating. Burial will be in Belfont Cemetery, Belfont, W.Va.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times December 24, 2007

Michael Corkran

Michael Corkran, 58, of Zion Ridge Road, Marietta, went to be with the Lord at 10:18 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 22, 2007) at St. Joseph Hospital in Parkersburg.

He was born May 25, 1949, in Wood County, W.Va., a son of Frederick William Corkran and Cora Jean Powell Corkran. He had been employed at Marietta College in the Campus Police Department and attended First Baptist Church in St. Marys, W.V. He was a veteran of the Air Force serving in Vietnam.

Michael was married to Janie Butcher who preceded him in death on March 30, 2007. He is survived by two sons and one daughter: Michael (Emily) Corkran of Buford, Ga., Charlie Corkran of Marietta and Jennifer Lispcomb of St. Marys; his stepdaughter Sherri (Jack) Lane of Gassaway, W.Va.; grandchildren, Lucas and Jessica Lispcomb and Hannah Miller; brother, Frank Corkran of Pennsylvania; sisters, Claudia Saling of Bartlett, Chris Weihl of Texas, Becky Fedak of Elyria, Ohio, and Michelle Perez of Marietta.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brother, Fred Corkran.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Donations in Michael’s memory may be made to American Heart Association, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43214.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - June 7, 1916

Mrs. Luna Cornell

Mrs. Luna Cornell died at her home at Schultz on Friday, Dec. 31st., aged 83 years 20 months and 10 days. She was the widow of Joseph Cornell deceased. The funeral was held at the Cow Creek church on Sunday, Jan. 2, conducted by Rev. T. J. Hickle. The remains were laid to rest in the Ruckman cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 19, 2008

Robert Cornell

Robert Cornell, 74, of Belmont, W.Va., died June 18, 2008.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Robert Cornell, 74, of Belmont, WV, died June 18, 2008, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. He was born September 28, 1933 at Horseneck, Pleasants County, WV, a son of the late Earnest A. and Bessie Noland Cornell. He was a member of the Naish Springs Church of Christ, had been a member for over 30 years of the Laborer’s Local Union #1085 in Parkersburg, WV. During his early years, he had been a deliveryman for the former Odd Malone’s Store. He is survived by a brother, Ray Cornell and his wife, Shirley of St. Marys, WV, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lafe Cornell and Paul Cornell, and four sisters, Epsie Cornell, Nancy Kidder, Loretta O’Donnell and Donna Collins. Services will be held Fridy, June 20, 2008, at 1 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Bob Long officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Friends may call from 4 to 8 P. M. Thursday, and from 12 noon to 1 P. M. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Rodney Keith Cornell

Rodney (Rod) Keith Cornell, 48, of King William County, VA., died Tuesday, Jan.1, 2002.

Cornell is formerly of Pleasants County and was a previous owner of The Community Mall general store on Route 16 near St. Marys.

According to reports, Cornell died as the result of a hunting accident. An investigation suggested that Cornell fell and his shotgun discharged into his chest while he was hunting alone for rabbits.

He was the second of two children of the late Noel L Cornell and Mary K. (Locke) Cornell of Pleasants County.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Custalow Cornell; his stepson, James Randall Howard and his wife, Joanne; two step-grandchildren, Elizabeth Rachael and William Christian Howard, all of Remlik, VA.; his sister, Nancy Nichols and her husband David, of Pleasants County; one niece, Erin Taylor and her husband, Cliff; and one great-niece, Hannah Taylor, all of West Virginia.

Cornell was the production control manager of SouthTech, Inc., Tappahannock, VA., for the past 12 years.

Services were held Friday, Jan. 4, a the Mechanicsville, VA. Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home. Interment was private.

Donation in lieu of flowers should be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

(Michael Anderson)


Pleasants County Leader - September 27, 1901

Drowned

Viola Ball Cornell, wife of Lawrence Cornell, was drowned in the large spring at their home near Salama early yesterday morning. She was subject to fainting spells and it is presumed that in one of these she met her death. Her husband left her at the house and went to the field for the horse, and on his return found her lifeless body lying in the spring, her head and shoulders submerged. All efforts to resuscitate her prove futile.

She had been married less than two years, and leaves a little babe only five months old.

She will be buried Saturday.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader January 6, 1928

ELIZA J. COSS

Eliza J. Coss died Dec. 29, 1927, age 86 years, 8 months and 29 days. She was married to S. M. Coss in 1861. To this union were born seven children, two boys and five girls, namely: C. B. Coss, Broadaker, Ohio; J. T. Coss Hebron, W. Va.; Lavina Phillips of Littleton, W. Va.; T. E. Phillips of Kodol, W. Va.; Anna Hendershot of Burton, W. Va.; Mariah J. Markle of Hebron, W. Va.; Alice Wisnland of Akron, Ohio. Besides her children she leaves to mourn their loss 37 grand children and 48 great grand children, besides a host of friends and neighbors, but we sorrow not as those have no hope for our loss is her Eternal gain. She united with the church in early girlhood days and lived faithful to the end.

Mother is gone from us, but we would not call her back for we know that her suffering is over. We laid her to rest January 1st, 1928 in the Maple Lane cemetery to await that resurrection day. Funeral conducted by Rev. J. A. Richmond of the M. P. Church. Funeral under direction of McCulty and McKinley.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News, June 14, 2004

James A. Coss

James Alvie Coss, 66, of Belleville died June 12, 2004, at his residence.

He was born in Wood County, a son of the late Joseph and Mary Riser Coss. He was in the United States Navy and was retired from the Local 1144 Painters Union.

Survivors include his wife, Violet Coss of Belleville; five children, Danny R. Coss of Parkersburg, James A. Coss of Parkersburg, Charles E. Coss and wife, Lisa, of Ocala, Fla., Michael D. Coss and wife, Kristen, of Brook Park, Ohio, and Elizabeth D. Matteson and husband, Tony, of Parkersburg; three brothers, John and David Coss, both of Parkersburg and Eugene Coss of Indiana; six sisters, Jo Ann Campbell and Shirley Cornell, both of St. Marys, Margie McConnell of Lima, Ohio, Mary Mowery, Adath DeMoss and Lula Parker, all of Parkersburg; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Coss.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg, with Pastor Jerry Caplinger officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 12, 2005

Charlene H. Cottrill

Charlene Harris Cottrill, 66, of King Ridge Road, St. Marys, died Oct. 11, 2005, at her home.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with services 1 p.m. Friday.

Parkersburg News October 13, 2005

Charlene Cottrill

Charlene Harris Cottrill, 66, of King Ridge Road, St. Marys died Oct. 11, 2005, at her residence.

She was born July 28, 1939, in Hancock County, W.Va., the daughter of Anna Harris Guire and the late Sam Harris.

She is wife to Robert Lee Cottrill; sister to George Harris and wife, Donna, Harriet Cooper and husband, Earl, Lois Miller and husband, Bob, Jack Harris and wife, Fran; mother and grandmother to Dennis McLaughlin and wife, Sidney, Brenda Keller, Stacey, Denny Ray Lawry and Rebecca (Buffy) Heneson, Cheryl Maston and husband, Carl Michael Maston, Dennis McLaughlin and wife, Heather, David Shepard and wife, Heather, James Shepard and wife, Michelle, Kathie Giboney and husband, Kevin, Gary Shepard and wife, Melissa, Tonya Bordas and husband, Arthur, Harry Biles and wife, Rebecca, Robert Thomas Beatty, Gene Arthur Beatty, Bethany Bordas and Aaron Bordas, James Barnhart, son-in-law, William Bradley Harris and wife, Melissa, Terry Lee Harris, Larry Dale Harris and Roberta Jean Harris and fiance, Neil, Tina Hicks and husband, James, and Robert Lee McLaughlin. She was mother and grandmother to many who are not mentioned by name, but know how she truly felt about each of you. She has 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren and was loved by many more.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, Helen McLaughlin, Mary Barnhart and Roberta Cottrill, and her father, Sam Harris.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, where services will be 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Brian Seders officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 30, 2004

Crystal S. Cottrell

Crystal Sue Cottrell, 52, born Jan. 14, 1952, in Clarington, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, Nov. 29, 2004.

Crystal is survived by her loving husband, George E. Cottrell; one daughter, Misty Dawn Cottrell; and one son, Larry E. Cottrell, all of St. Marys. Other surviving family members are sisters, Helen Petersen and her husband, Richard, and Violet Petersen, all of Woodsfield, Ohio; a brother, Ralph E. Petersen and his wife, Geraldine, of Sardis, Ohio; several nieces and nephews, Dean and Jenny Petersen and daughter, Hannah, Lisa, Trevor and Lornen Craig and Richie Ferguson; and special friend Susan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd August and Beaulah Miller Petersen, and an infant brother, Bobby Petersen.

Crystal was employed by Colin Anderson Center for a number of years, and was employed by Westbrook Center. She had been a secretary for Millard Riggs, magistrate of Ritchie County, W.Va., and had worked for the Pleasants County Emergency Squad and the Ritchie County Emergency Squad. She served with Special Olympics, FFA Boosters, Red Cross, and taught CPR and first aid classes. She attended the St. Marys Church of the Nazarene.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating, assisted by Kathy Harman. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 6, 2004

E. Ray Cottrill

PENNSBORO - E. Ray Cottrill, 90, of Pennsboro departed this life on March 4, 2004, at his residence.

He was born on May 3, 1913, on Lynn Camp near Pennsboro. Mr. Cottrill was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1932 and had worked as a taxidermist, photographer and farmer. As a youth he had been a member of the Boy Scouts of America and had achieved the coveted Eagle Scout award. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, secretary of the Route 74 Association, secretary of the Ritchie County Agricultural Fair Association, member of the Ritchie County Historical Society, secretary of the former Pennsboro Lions Club and was a former EMT for the Ritchie County Emergency Squad.

He was an elected Ritchie County Commissioner for 18 years and was a volunteer tax preparer for the Senior Citizens of both Pennsboro and Harrisville. He had been employed at the former Kennedy Chevrolet of Pennsboro until 1946 and then worked at Allen's Pontiac of Pennsboro from 1948 until his retirement in 1978. He was very active in the Masonic Bodies as follows: Past Master of Harmony Lodge 59, A.F.&A.M., Past High Priest, O'Dell S. Long Chapter 25, R.A.M., Past Commander of Pennsboro Commandery 20, K.T. and served as secretary to all three bodies for 25 years. He held the York Rite Cross of Honor and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of the Nemesis Shrine of Parkersburg and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 26 of Pennsboro. He had been a member and former secretary for the Rainbow Grange of Beason, W.Va. Mr. Cottrill was a member of the Beason United Methodist Church where he had been Sunday School Superintendent and teacher for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Virginia A. Robison Cottrill; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Blaine Simonton of St. Marys; son and daughter-in-law, Lewis and Marilyn Cottrill of Pennsboro; grandchildren and spouses, J.R. and Kathy Simonton of St. Marys, Matt and Suellen Simonton of Moundsville, Aaron and Elizabeth Simonton of Parkersburg, Bradley and Carla Cottrill of Clarksburg, Chris Simonton of St. Marys and Melissa Cottrill of Pennsboro; and great-grandchildren, Jonathan Simonton of Philadelphia, Pa., Andrew Simonton of Moundsville and Ashley Simonton of St. Marys.

Mr. Cottrill was preceded in death by his parents, Christopher C. and Mary Knight Cottrill; a brother, Paul Cottrill; and sisters, Hazel Toothman and Freda Garner.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with masonic graveside rites by Harmony Lodge. The Rev. D. Larry Hooper will officiate at the funeral service with interment in the Masonic Cemetery at Ellenboro. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 6, 2004

ROBERT E. "Bob" COTTRILL

Robert E. “Bob” Cottrill, 74, of St. Marys, WV, died, June 5, 2004, at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. He was born, January 25, 1930, at New Plymouth, OH, a son of the late Robert M. and Florence R. Cline Cottrell. He and his wife, Betty, owned and operated the St. Marys Food Giant. He was a member of the New Straitsville Lodge #0484 F. & A. M., New Straitsville, OH, a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of the Nemesis Temple of the Shrine, a member of the Marietta Shrine Club, and the Tyler County Shrine Club. He was an Admiral in the Cherry River Navy, a life member of the St. Marys Elks Lodge #1701, and a member of Clan # 8 Buckeye State of the Hillbilly Degree. His hobbies included guns and old cars. He is survived by his wife, Betty Meadows Cottrill, two daughters, Vickie Davis and her husband, Mike, and Pam Worstell and her husband, Bill, all of St. Marys, WV, three grandchildren, Amie Davis, Liane Davis, and Seth Worstell all of St. Marys, WV, three brothers, Jerry Cottrill and his wife, Angie, Jim Cottrill and his wife, Sherry, all of St. Marys, WV, and Hubert Cottrill and his wife, Melda, of Lancaster, OH, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn Cottrill and Richard Cottrill. Services will be held Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery with masonic graveside services. Calling hours from 2 to 9 P. M. Monday and from 9 to 11 A. M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to either the St. Marys Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 215, St. Marys, WV 26170, or the Pleasants County Emergency Squad, P. O. Box 327, St. Marys, WV 26170

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 17, 2008

Virginia R. Cottrill

Virginia Robison Cottrill, 92, of Pennsboro, went into the hands of the Lord on Feb. 16, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born on July 11, 1915, the youngest daughter of the late Amos F. and Blanch McKinley Robison.

Virginia had been a member of Beason United Methodist Church, the Ritchie County Historical Society, Pennsboro Eastern Star and a charter member of Rainbow Grange.

She is survived by a daughter, Helen Sue (Blaine) Simonton of St. Marys; son, Lewis Ray (Marylin) of Pennsboro; five grandsons, JR (Kathy) Simonton and Chris Simonton, both of St. Marys, Matt (Suellen) Simonton of Moundsville, Aaron (Elizabeth) Simonton of Parkersburg and Bradley Ray Cottrill of Pennsboro; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Simonton of St. Marys, Jonathan Taylor Simonton of Parkersburg, Andrew Simonton of Moundsville and William Simonton of Parkersburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Cottrill, on March 4, 2004; seven brothers, Earl and Glen, both of Weston, Glover of Buchannon, Clarence of Killbuck, Ohio, Haymond of Manassas, Va., and Dale and Clude, both of Falls Church, Va.; six sisters, Esta Summers of Mansfield, Ohio, Dicie Hill of Killbuck, Ohio, Gladys Harris of Pennsboro, Bernice Haught of Beatrice, and Marie Boyce and Golda Carrico, both of Falls Church, Va.; and one infant brother, Hayward.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Larry Hooper officiating. Interment will follow at the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 27, 2004

Linda W. Cowart

Linda W. Cowart, 67, of Fairmont died Saturday, April 24, 2004, in Fairmont General Hospital.

She was born in Sistersville on Oct. 30, 1936, a daughter of the late C. Troy and Margaret Yoho Wilcox. She was a retired employee of C&P Telephone Co. and Southern Bell Telephone Co. She was a Protestant.

She is survived by a son, Jay Dee Cowart of St. Marys; a brother, Dan Wilcox of Bunnell, Fla.; and a sister, Sally Huhn of Melbourne, Fla.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Furbee Funeral Home, Alma, with the Rev. Tony Ross officiating. Interment will be in Beechwood Cemetery, Alma. Friends will be received from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 7, 2006

A. ROSEMARY COX

A. Rosemary Cox, 75, of St. Marys died, June 6, 2006, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont, W.Va.

She was born Sept. 20, 1930, at Wooster, Ohio, a daughter of the late Rosemond L. and Clarice M. Davis Cox. She was a member and attended faithfully the Zoar Baptist Church. She enjoyed embroidering.

She is survived by two brothers, Thomas Cox and his wife, Shelba, and Arthur Cox and his wife, Wanema, all of St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Louise Cox of St. Marys; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Cox; and two nephews, David and Anthony Cox.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Zoar Baptist Church, Pleasants County. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 30, 2005

Clarice M. Cox

Clarice M. Cox, 98, of St. Marys, died Aug. 28, 2005, at her residence.

She was born May 19, 1907, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Thomas and Rosa Hart Davis. She was a member of Zoar Baptist Church. She was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center and she was a seamstress and a quilter.

She is survived by three children, Rosemary Cox, Thomas Cox and Arthur Cox, all of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rosemond L. Cox; one son, Edgar D. Cox; two grandsons, David Cox and Anthony Cox; four sisters, Leona Wells, Evelyn Nicholas, Ina Shingleton and Nellie Stewart; and one brother, Alfred Davis.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Zoar Baptist Church, Pleasants County, W.Va., with Pastor Larry Hooper officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 9, 2007

Garold L. Cox

Garold L. Cox, 73, of St. Marys died June 7, 2007, at the Sistersville Center, Sistersville, W.Va.

He was born May 9, 1934, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late William Wesley and Kathryn Virginia Cox Higgins. He was a member of the Zoar Baptist Church, and had worked at the Watson-Haus Lumber Co. He liked to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his long time companion of 30 years, Virginia Louise Cox of St. Marys; one son, Brent L. Cox and his wife, Dianna, of Friendly, W.Va.; a stepdaughter, Loretta Cox of St. Marys; grandchildren, Cody Cox, Kary Cox, Dewain Brookover, Jason Boley, Ronda Boley and Leigh Ann Boley; two great-grandchildren, Joshua Brookover and Halie Boley; sisters, Fonda Brothers and Evelyn Rupert of St. Marys, Marsha Felter, JoAnn Skinner and Harriett Higgins, all of Belmont, W.Va.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepson, David Cox, and a brother, Gordon Higgins.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Arthur Cox officiating. Interment will be in the Zoar Community Cemetery, off of Jonestown Road, St. Marys. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday and 2-3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 3, 2006

Jonathan W. Cox

Jonathan Wayne Cox, 22, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Dec. 2, 2006.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Jonathan Wayne Cox, 22, of St. Marys, WV, died, December 2, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV as a result of injures sustained in a car accident. He was born, February 16, 1984, at Parkersburg, WV, a son of Scott Cox and Roseann Smith, both of St. Marys. He was a 2004 graduate of St. Marys High School where he participated in track and field, cross country, football, and F.F.A. He worked at Coldwater Creek and he enjoyed running marathons. In addition to his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Joseph Cox, James Lee Cox, Aubrey Cox, all of St. Marys, one niece, Natasha Cox of St. Marys, paternal grandparents, Harold and Mable Cox of St. Marys, and maternal grandparents, Milton and Juna Smith of Auburn, WV, step-father, William Smith of St. Marys. He was preceded by one sister Jessica Ann Cox. Services will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at 1 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with the Evangelist Dave Williamson officiating. Interment will be in the Nine Mile Cemetery, Pleasants Co., WV. Calling hours from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle June 29, 2005

Lewis Cox

Lewis E. Cox, 50, of Louisville, KY, died June 25, 2005 in Norton Hospital, Louisville.

He was born Sept. 9, 1954, in Harrisville the son of Samuel L. Cox of Harrisville and the late Edna Mae Casto Cox. He graduated from Harrisville High School in 1973 and had worked as an apartment manager in Louisville. He was a member of a church in Louisville.

In addition to his father, he is survived by two sisters, Janet Luther of Harrisville and Sharon Marshall of St. Marys; three brothers, Gary Cox of Pennsboro and Donald P. Cox Sr. and Wendell Cox, both of Harrisville; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be announced by Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made in his memory to their favorite charity.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle December 22, 1921

COX

Floyd, infant son of Mr. And Mrs. George Cox of this city, 12 days old, died December 18. The remains ere buried in the cemetery at Nine Mile Church December 19.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 27, 2008

Lawrence C. “Larry” Cox

Lawrence C. “Larry” Cox, 50, of Parkersburg, departed this life Saturday, May 24, 2008, in Parkersburg, following a short illness.

He was born July 2, 1957, in North Kingstown, R.I., a son of Thomas J. Cox of Newport and the late Martha J. Morris Cox. Larry was a graduate of St. Marys High School with the class of 1975 and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife, Robin A. Reynolds Cox; son, Steven Cox; daughter, Emily Cox, both of Parkersburg; brother, Thomas Cox Jr. of Reidsville, N.C.; sisters, Victoria Adams of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Angela Coolidge of Medina, Ohio; and stepmother, Shelba J. Cox of Newport.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Maple Lane Freewill Baptist Church in Hebron, W.Va., with the Rev. Larry Hooper officiating. Interment will be in Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 27, 2004

Martha Cox

ST. MARYS - Martha J. Cox, 71, of Rt. 39, St. Marys, Hebron Community, went home to be with our Lord on Feb. 25, 2004, at Parkersburg.

Mrs. Cox was born on Oct. 30, 1932, in St. Marys, to the late Louis Chalmer and Glenna Pearl Felter Morris. She was a homemaker and a graduate of St. Marys High School with the class of 1952. She was a faithful member of the Maple Lane Freewill Baptist Church for the past 33 years.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, the Rev. Thomas J. Cox; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Jr. and Sandra Cox of Reidsville, N.C.,and Lawrence and Robin Cox of Parkersburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Victoria and Barry Adams of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Anglea and Jon Coolidge of Marysville, Ohio; brother, Larry "Stogie" Morris of Harrisville; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by a brother, Louis C. Morris Jr.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Maple Lane Freewill Baptist Church near Hebron in Pleasants County, with the Rev. George Burns officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lane Cemetery. Friends may call from 3:30-8 p.m. today at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, and from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle December 22, 1921

COX

Mrs. Mary Cox of Federal, aged 76, died December 17 of complications of diseases. She was buried at Fairview Cemetery December 19.

(Gerald Bills)


Nellie E. Cox

Nellie E. Cox, 82, of St. Marys died Aug. 26, 2001, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont.

She was born Aug. 5, 1919, in Maxwell (Nine Mile), Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Larnie C. and Bertha B. Higgins Fleming. She was a member of St. Marys United Methodist Church, a 1936 graduate of St. Marys High School and a member of St. Marys Chapter 31 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a retired cook at St. Marys High School.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, John R. and Gloria Cox, one grandson, Zachary R. Cox, one sister, Lucille Bell, sister-in-law, Grace Cox; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marthalene and Gail Arnett, all of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, John Cox.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Burial in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News September 16, 2004

Porter E. Cox Jr.

Porter E. "Port" Cox Jr., 80, of St. Marys died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

He was born June 11, 1924, at Nine Mile Community, Pleasants County, a son of the late Porter E. Cox Sr. and Genevra Mercer Cox. Porter was drafted into the U.S. Army June 1943 and following basic training was stationed in Germany. In January 1945, he was wounded and received a Purple Heart medal as a result of his injuries. On his 21st birthday, he was hospitalized in Charleston, S.C., with shrapnel wounds and leg injuries. Porter served with the 10th Regiment, 5th Infantry Division with the Red Diamond Insignia. He was with the 5th Division into Normandy after the Beach Head was established. Porter was a member of the St. Marys Elks Lodge 1701 since 1947. His many lodge friends shared many good times with Porter in caring and sharing in the St. Marys Community. Porter attended Marietta College and Ohio State University. He loved history and had written a history of the Cox Family which he had hoped to be published. Also, he was a great admirer of the poems of Robert Pemberton and set one of these favorite poems to music.

He is survived by one brother, Ralph Cox of Belpre; and a twin sister, June Grose of Plain City, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He will be sadly missed by his family and a special nephew, Dennis Grose, who cared for him during his remaining last months.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Emmett Cox.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Nine Mile Cemetery, Nine Mile Community, Pleasants County, W.Va., with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222, and the AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 21, 2007

Ralph E. Cox

Ralph Eugene Cox, 87, of Belpre, formerly of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away at his home Monday, Aug. 20, 2007.

He was the son of the late Porter E. Cox Sr. and Genevra M. Cox, also formerly of St. Marys. Ralph was a World War II veteran and served with the Army Air Corps as a crew chief with the 15th Troop Carrier Squadron in Europe and Aftica. Upon his return from the service, he worked until retirement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service. Ralph was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Evelyn F. Dotson Cox; two brothers, George E. Cox and Porter E. Cox Jr.; and a grandson, Eric E. Cox.

He is survived by one sister, June Grose (and Roy) of Plain City, Ohio; his two sons, Michael E. Cox (and Teresa L. Cox) of Parkersburg and Steven J. Cox (and Tammy L. Cox) of Belpre. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Jaime Cox Williams, Jason Cox and Justin Cox (and Stephanie); and five great-grandchildren, Alana, Hannah and Reagan Williams, Trenton Cox and Carter Cox.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Todd Hill officiating. Internment will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Nine Mile Cemetery, Nine Mile, W.Va. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 22, 2009

Rev. Roy Lee Cox

The Rev. Roy Lee Cox, 76, of Rock Run Community, Pleasants County, W.Va., departed this life for his heavenly home on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at Marietta, following an extended illness.

Roy was born April 8, 1933, at Gillespie in Ritchie County, W.Va., a son of the late Jacob and Nina Coss Cox. Roy was a graduate of St. Marys High School with the class of 1951 and was retired from the Pleasants County School System as a maintenance supervisor. He was known to his many friends as the "fix-it-man." He loved gospel music and singing in church, as well as being a member of the singing group "The Relative Quartet." He was the founder, member and the retired pastor of the Beech Run Freewill Baptist Church at Arvilla, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Bowie Cox; daughters, Brenda Stetson of Lowell, Ohio, Jody Wilson of St. Marys, W.Va., Rock Run Community, Jill Cox of Harrisville, W.Va., and Traci Cox of St. Marys; sons, Michael Cox of Mineral Wells and Jacob Cox of St. Marys; sister, Louise West of San Jacinto, Calif.; brother, Thurman Dawson of Belmont, W.Va.; and 12 grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by brothers, Don and Richard Cox; and sisters, Glenna Wilson and Dorothy Landry.

A Celebration of Roy's life and ministry will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Beech Run Freewill Baptist Church at Arvilla, with Pastor Robert Cornell and the Rev. Rex Cox officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lane Cemetery near Hebron in Pleasants County, W.Va. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

Memorials in the name of the Rev. Roy L. Cox are preferred to the Beech Run Freewill Baptist Church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 19, 2005

Roy S. Cox

Roy S. Cox, 81, of Sistersville died Feb. 17, 2005, at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville.

He was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Isaac and Amy Scadden Cox. He retired from Wissmach Glass Co. of Paden City, W.Va.

He is survived by two daughters, Marilyn S. Owens of New Martinsville and Carolyn Lou Parsons of Friendly, W.Va.; grandchildren, David (Lisa) Northcraft, Brenda (Harold) Gallaher, Michael (April) Northcraft and Debra (Ron) Harmon; seven great-grandchildren; and one niece, Ruth Ann McPeek of Pennsboro.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Ruth Cox; and three sisters.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Myers Funeral Home, Sisterville, with the Rev. Gary Boyd officiating. His body was donated to the Human Gifts Registry, Morgantown, W.Va.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 21, 1902

Ethel Craig

Ethel Craig, daughter of Attorney and Mrs. C. P. Craig, who was aged 1 year and 4 months, died Saturday the 15th. The funeral was held Sunday at 9:30 a. m. at the home in Billsville, conducted by Re. A. A. Kelly. Mr and Mrs. Craig have the sympathy of their host of friends.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 5, 2006

James R. Cramblett

James R. Cramblett, 73, of Little Hocking, Ohio, died at home on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, following a long illness.

Mr. Cramblett was born on March 21, 1932, in St. Marys and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1950. He attended one year at Glenville State College prior to a four-year enlistment with the United States Navy (serving on the minesweeper USS Siskin.) He then graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in engineering mines and began a 30-year career as a well-respected petroleum engineer working for such companies as United Fuel, Lane Wells, Commonwealth Gas and Cabot Oil & Gas.

He had lifetime memberships in the American Legion and the North American Fishing Club. He was also a member of the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Cramblett was preceded in death by his parents, Fred M. and Mary Fagert Cramblett of Paden City, W.Va., and his brother, Neil A. Cramblett of Columbus, Ohio.

Survivors include his nephew, Gerald L. Cramblett of Pasadena, Md.; a niece, Nesa R. Adams of Pinch, W.Va.; a great-nephew, Neil A. Cramblett II of Baltimore, Md.; and a sister-in-law, Sarah L. Johnson of Centerburg, Ohio.

Burial with a graveside military service will take place at a later date at Long Reach Cemetery in Bens Run, W.Va. Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Kenneth Robert Crawford

Kenneth Robert Crawford, 62, of St. Marys died May 7, 2001, at the V.A. Pittsburgh Healthcare Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.

He was born Aug. 4, 1938, in Woodsfield, a son of the late Cecil and Louise Crawford of Beverly. He retired in 1997 from Kirby Monument Company, Parkersburg. He was also an employee of Joe Brookover. He was a member of the George Street Church of Christ in St. Marys.

Survivors include his wife of 7 years, Judy Ballard Crawford; two sons, Joey and his wife Kim of Edmond, Okla., and Bob and his wife Rhonda of Waterford, Ohio. Kenny and his sons had many wonderful memories hunting and fishing. He was loved and adored by his grandchildren, Trystan and Sydney Crawford of Waterford, Regan Crawford of Edmond, Brett Edwards of Reno; one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Dave Beals of Hilliard, Ohio; cousin, Sally Combs of Parkersburg; two step sons, John Ballard and wife, Lynne of Savannah Ga., and Brad Ballard, of San Francisco, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Carroll Crawford of San Clemente, Calif.

The family honored his wish that his body be cremated, therefore there will be no visitation. Memorial Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the George Street Church of Christ, Stockport, Ohio.

Memorials may be made to Potters Children’s Home C/O George Street Church of Christ, P.O. Box 224, St., St. Marys, W.Va. 26170.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News December 19, 2004

Ruth Creek

Ruth Creek, 94, of Richmond, Ky., formerly of Belmont, W.Va., died Dec. 18, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Ky., of complications from a recent fall.

She was born Oct. 10, 1910, in Friendly, W.Va., a daughter of the late Tom and Jean Cathers McClellan. She and her late husband, Orien, established the Hi-way Grille in Belmont in the late 1940's. They operated it as a family business until the mid-1960's, when they sold the restaurant and retired. Mrs Creek continued to reside in Belmont after her husband's death in 1966 until the early 1990s. She then moved to Richmond near the family of her oldest son, Bob. She was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church, St. Marys.

She is survived by her three children, Bob Creek and his wife, Joyce, of Richmond, Jim Creek of St. Marys and Marilyn Riddel and her husband, Niles, of Oakton, Va.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orien C. Creek.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to either the St. Marys United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 100, St. Marys, WV 26170, or to the Pleasants County Habitat for Humanity Endowment Fund, P. O. Box 420, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times July 13, 2005

John Robert Creighton Jr.

NEW MATAMORAS — John “Johnny” Robert Creighton Jr., 50, of 514 Third St., New Matamoras, went to be with the Lord at 8 a.m. Monday (July 11, 2005).

He was born April 26, 1955, in New Matamoras, a son of John Robert and Patricia J. Locke Creighton Sr. He attended Matamoras Baptist Church, and was a self-employed laborer in the oil fields. He graduated from Frontier High School in 1973 and was a member of the Sons of the Legion Post 378, New Matamoras.

He is survived by his two sons, John Paul Creighton and Cody Keene, both of New Matamoras; one daughter, Tammy Wilfong of Marietta; one granddaughter, Naveah; his mother, Patricia Creighton of New Matamoras; two sisters, Teresa Swan and her husband, Mike, of New Matamoras, and Tammy Powell and her husband, Dave, of St. Marys, W.Va.; five nieces, Sara and Shana Swan of New Matamoras and Brittany, Lindsey, and Lydia Powell of St. Marys, W.Va.; and a special friend, Melody Keene of New Matamoras.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Robert Creighton Sr., who died Dec. 28, 2002.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday (July 15) at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras Chapel, with Rick Smith officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to John Paul Creighton and Cody Keene at Peoples Savings Bank, P.O. Box 246, New Matamoras, Ohio 45767.

(Gerald Bills)


Patricia Joan Creighton

Patricia Joan Creighton, 78, of New Matamoras, Ohio, passed away Nov. 3, 2009, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 26, 1931, in Wetzel County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Hobart and Daisy Brookover Locke. She was a 1949 graduate of Magnolia High School and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 378. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of New Matamoras and was the owner and operator of the former Pat's Flowers of New Matamoras.

She is survived by two daughters, Teresa Swan and her husband, Mike, of New Matamoras and Tammy Powell and her husband, Dave, of St. Marys, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three brothers; two sisters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert "Bob" Creighton; one son, Johnny Creighton; and one brother, Burl Locke.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 400 Broadway Street, New Matamoras, with Pastor Rick Smith officiating. Calling hours will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions are requested to the First Baptist Church of New Matamoras, P.O. Box 655, New Matamoras, OH 45767.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 11, 2009

Bill Criss

Bill Criss, 67, of St. Marys died Oct. 9, 2009, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 2, 1941, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Woodrow Wilson and Amy Pearl Richards Criss. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belmont and was a former trustee of the church. He was retired from military service after 36 years, serving during the Vietnam War with the U. S. Air Force and later the West Virginia National Guard. He attained the rank of first sergeant. He was quarter master with VFW Post 222 and commander with the AMVETS Post 40. His hobbies included West Virginia University football, the Pittsburgh Steelers, bowling and camping.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Bonnie Criss; son, Steve Criss and his wife, Jill, of West Union; grandchildren, Tabitha Fickiesen and her husband, Jeremy, of Newport, Ryan Criss and his wife, Hayley, of Mary Esther, Fla., Nick Criss and Billy Criss, both of West Union; one great-grandson, Wyatt Fickiesen of Newport; sisters, Patty Bennett and her husband, Frank, of Marietta, Linda Tramell and her husband, Douglas, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Nancy Criss of Titusville, Fla.; brothers, Ricky Criss and his wife, Connie, of Parkersburg and Danny Criss and his wife, Lisa, of Titusville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother and sister.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Kelly Snyder officiating. Interment will be in the Kidwell Cemetery, Kidwell, Tyler County, with military graveside services. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Journey Hospice, 314 S. Wells Street, Sistersville, WV 26175.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 17, 2005

Robert C. Criss

Robert C. Criss, 73, of St. Marys died Nov. 15, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born Oct. 18, 1932, at Annamoriah, W.Va., a son of the late Edward U. and Myrtle Wells Criss. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart among other medals. He attended the North Pleasants Apostolic Church of St. Marys. He had been an accountant for the Wiser Oil Co. in Sistersville and more lately with Warner Pontiac in Parkersburg. His hobbies included hunting and golf.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia Starcher Criss; five children, Robert C. Criss II and his wife, Karen, of Grantsville, Brenda McCann and her husband, Charles Jr., of Belmont, Beverly Satterfield and her husband, Thomas, Crystal Sexton and her husband, Trevor, all of Vienna and Jennifer Bayer and her husband, Charles II, of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Marcline Wix of McKees Rocks, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Services will be noon Saturday at the North Pleasants Apostolic Church, St. Marys, with Pastor Terry Lough officiating. Burial will be in the Cooper Cemetery near Creston, Calhoun County, W.Va. Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle March 2, 2005

Uldena "Dene" Criswell

Uldena "Dene" Criswell, 94 of Beverly St., Parkersburg, died Feb. 24, 2005 of Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Farmington, W.Va., a daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Grace Weekly Sheets. She was a piano teacher her whole life.

Surviving are two sisters, Mary Green of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mabel Boone of Rockport.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Turner; second husband, Clarence Criswell; two sisters, Maxie Zivilo and Georgia Sheets; two brothers, Edmund Riggs and Dempsey Riggs.

Per Mrs. Criswell' s request, there will be no visitation or funeral.

Her cremated remains will be interred at Sunset Memory Gardens at a later date. Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg is in charge of the arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - 12 November 2003

Arlie Blain Cronin

Arlie Blain "Pappy" Cronin, 73, of New Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003; at Weirton Medical Center.

He was born August 27, 1930 in Pleasants County. He was retired from Weirton Steel Corp. as a welder from the Strip Steel mill; an Army veteran of the Korean conflict and a Protestant by faith.

A son of the late Michael K. and Jennie Ellen Cronin. He is also in death by two brothers Harl Cronin and Frank Cronin.

He is survived by his wife Janey Louise Cronin; one son, Thomas Cronin of New Cumberland; two daughters, Sheri and her husband, John Lalley of Warren, Mich., and Carolyn and her husband David Howell of Charleston; two sisters Emma and her husband Dayne Fox of St. Marys and Grace Dexter and her husband Pearl "Buzz" Cunningham of Belmont; one brother Michael "Jiggs" Cronin of Belmont; six grandchildren; and one step -grandchild.

Services were Friday at the French Creek Baptist Church in St. Marys with Rev. Arthur Cox officiating. Burial was Cronin Cemetery in St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 5, 2008

Howard A. Cronin

Howard A. Cronin, 81, of Pickerington, Ohio, died Nov. 3, 2008.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Howard A. Cronin, 81, of Pickerington, OH, formerly of Williamstown, WV, died, November 3, 2008, at his residence. He was born, June 24, 1927, in Pleasants County, WV, a son of the late James I. and Nancy Smith Cronin. He was retired from the Pleasants County Schools as a bus driver. He was a member of the Pleasants County Schools Retired Service Personnel, and was a member of the Waverly Church of Christ. He had been a security guard at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport. He enjoyed watching television especially westerns. He is survived by a son, David Cronin of Texas, a step-daughter, with whom he made his home, Penny Poling and her husband, Terry, fourteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, two sisters, Pearl Winland of St. Marys, WV and Virginia Hendershot of New Matamoras, OH, one brother, Robert Cronin of Waverly, WV, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Francis Cronin, step son, Sheldon Hays, two step daughters, Frances Hashman and Sally Hendrickson, two brothers, Dandy and James, and two sisters, Rose and Louella. Services will be held Friday, November 7, 2008, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Friends may call from 11 A. M. to 2 P. M Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


CRONIN - SMITH - TEMPLETON TRAGEDY

The following dates are from the Ruttencutter Funeral Home Records:
Billy Dale Smith 3/28/1944 - 8/4/1973
Tonda Smith 11/25/1963 - 8/4/1973
Sondra Smith 11/25/1963 - 8/4/1973
Brenda Sue Smith 2/12/1965 - 8/4/1973
James E. Cronin 10/23/1966 - 8/4/1973
James W. Cronin 8/11/1944 - 8/4/1973
Larry Ralph Templeton 7/18/1929 - 8/4/1973

St. Marys Oracle - August 9, 1973

Seven Drown In Car Overturned in Creek

Seven county residents - four of them children - drowned Saturday night when their car sliced off the narrow road and over an embankment into Middle Island Creek.

The eighth passenger of the 1965 Mustang, 14 year old Joseph Francis, escaped from the submerged car and swam and ran to the nearby Delno Truex home for help.

The victims:
James Cronin, 28, Rt. 2, St. Marys, James Edward Cronin, 9 his son; Billy Dale Smith, 29, Rt. 1, St. Marys; his nine year old twin daughters, Sonda Irene and Tonda Ann and their sister, Brenda Sue, 8; and Larry (Bud) Templeton, 44, Rt. 1, Friendly.

The mishap occurred just after 10:00 p. m., Saturday, after the car ran off W. Va. 3-13, the unpaved route above Middle Island, just beyond the Truex home.

The youth, who had learned to swim only last month while working at the park, pounded at the Truex door, then returned to the road with a flashlight to halt any passerby, while Mrs. Truex telephoned for help. First to arrive was Trooper Bill Vira, followed by Pleasants County Emergency Squad and the Davis Motor Co. wrecker.

The young survivor told police he did not know how he extracted himself from the car, but that he swam towards the other side of the stream before noticing the car taillights, reversing himself, reaching the upper bank and dashing to the nearest home. Francis was quoted as saying that Cronin, driver of the car, had been nodding his head and that he had tried to awaken him by shaking just as the vehicle veered off the road. "He sort of went to sleep," the youth told investigating Trooper Vira.

The car just slipped off the side of the road and went down a very steep embankment, dropping about 15 feet into the water, according to Trooper Vira. There was no evidence of speeding or any slide marks on the dry roadway, he added.

"There was the car turned over in the creek, with just the back wheels and the bumper sticking out of the water," the trooper described the scene after Francis flagged him down with the flashlight and turned around and headed up the hollow where the youth said the car was.

"The wrecker pulled the car from the water," the trooper reported, "and all seven bodies were removed after the car was brought to shore. That boy was lucky to get out alive. He told us he had a rough time out therein the water. It was dark and he couldn't see much of anything. He somehow managed to make it to shore and go for help, It was just too late to do anything for the others when help arrived , " he remarked.

OBITUARIES

James W. Cronin was born in Pleasants county a son of Nancy Smith Cronin and the late James I. Cronin. He was an employee of the W. Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are his widow, Violet Bennett Cronin; three daughters, Valery, Nancy and Shirley, all at home; three brothers, Howard Cronin of Williamstown, Danny Cronin, Newport, O., and Robert Cronin of Waverly; three sisters, Mrs. Luella Dornon, Williamstown, Mrs. Pearl Winland, St. Marys, and Mrs. Virginia Hendershot of New Matamoras, O.

James Edward Cronin was born in Parkersburg, and is survived by his mother and three sisters.

Funeral services for Mr. Cronin and his son were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Clay Point United Methodist Church near here with the Rev. Frank Lambert officiating. Burial was in the Lamp Cemetery near the church.

Billy Dale Smith was born in Pleasants County, a son of the late Aaron and Verna Bailey Smith.

Surviving are his widow, Joan Westbrook Smith; three sons, Billy, Scottie, and Keith Smith, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Helen Cochran, New Matamoras, O., Mrs. Dottie Dornon, Northfield, O., Mrs. Marilyn Christopher, Tennessee, and Mrs. Rosemary Westbrook of St. Marys.

The twins, Tonda Ann and Sonda Irene Smith were born in Wood County.

Brenda Sue Smith was born in Marietta. The children are survived by their mother and three brothers.

Joint funeral services for the Smiths were Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Willow Island Baptist Church with the Rev. Virgil Sallee officiating. Burial was in Willow Island Cemetery.

Larry (Bud) Templeton was born in Pleasants county, a son of the late Pearl and Amanda Huff Templeton, and has been employed by the Pleasants County Park Commission.

Surviving are three daughters, Carolyn Templeton, Gayla Stormie Templeton and Loretta Templeton, all of St. Marys; and a son, Larry Ralph Templeton of St. Marys; six brothers, Harold Templeton, Doylestown, O., Raymond and Guy Templeton, both of St. Marys; Pearl Templeton of Hampton, S. C.; William Templeton of Barbourton, O., and Charles Templeton, Friendly; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Elliott, Belmont; and Mrs Burtha Toth of Barbourton, O..

Three brothers preceded Mr. Templeton in death.

Funeral services for Mr. Templeton were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Lambert officiating. Burial was in the Ingraham Ridge Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 12, 2007

Janet L. Cronin

Janet Louise Cronin, 69, of Tope Road, New Cumberland, W.Va., passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 19, 1938, in Wood County, W.Va., a daughter of Kathleen Mercer of St. Marys, W.Va. She was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Blaine Cronin.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are one son, Thomas Blaine Cronin of St. Marys; two daughters, Sheri (John) Lalley of Warren, Mich., and Carolyn “Susie” (David) Howell of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three sisters, Margaret Ann “Peggy” (Carlton) Stelle of Waverly, W.Va., Marion “Kay” (Don) Broughman of Sistersville, W.Va., and Joyce (Charlie) Jones of Marietta; and six grandchildren, Amanda Cronin of Wheeling, W.Va., Amber Miller and Arlea Lalley, both of Warren, Mich., and Bryan Howell, Ashley Howell and Brandon Howell, all of Martinsburg.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Cronin Cemetery, St. Marys, with the Rev. Arthur Cox officiating.

Turley Funeral Home, New Cumberland, is handling the arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


"St. Marys Oracle" -- St. Marys, WV - 31 Oct 1985, PG 7A

LUCRETIA CRONIN

Lucretia Cronin, 92, of St. Marys, died at the residence of her daughter in Middlebourne.

She was born in Ritchie County, daughter of the late John and Mary Miller Jameson. She was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church.

She is survived by five sons, Brady E Cronin of Rt. 2, St. Marys, Ralph Cronin of Belle, Clifford Cronin of Finch, Keith Cronin of Harrisville, and Wayne Cronin of Rt 1, St. Marys; three daughters, Hilda Cronin of Rt 1, Middlebourne, Nadine Hatfield of Smithville and Mrs. Marnella Nichols of St. Marys; one brother, Floyd Jameson of Vienna; one sister, Mary Eddy of St. Marys; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brady M. Cronin.

The funeral was held at 2 pm Sunday at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home in St. Marys. with the Rev Bud Corbin officiating. Burial was in the Mount Olivet Cemetery at Finch.

(Vickie Howell)


Pleasants County Leader - August 10, 1906

Funeral Services

A funeral discourse on the late Rebecca Cronin who departed this life July 7, 1906, will be delivered at Nine Mile M. P. Church Sunday, August 12, beginning at 2 o'clock P. M. A cordial invitation is extended to all.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - January 19, 2004

Betty Cross

WILLIAMSTOWN - Betty Opal Cross, 88, of Williamstown, died Jan. 17, 2004, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 9, 1915, at Schley, Washington County, Ohio, to the late Pearly Mason Gracey and Elizabeth Ann Martin Gracey. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School and Clarksburg Beauty School. She was a member of the Riverside Church of Christ. She had been a beautician in the Williamstown area for over 60 years. She was a life-time member of the Williamstown Women's Club, a former member of the St. Mary's Women's Club, a member of the Williamstown Senior Citizens and a member of the Washington County Beauty Association.

On May 31, 1942, she married Jules W. Cross, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Vicki Kyle and her husband, John, of Belmont, and Sara Fitch and her husband, Roger, of Williamstown; four granddaughters, Monica Walters and her husband, Ken, of San Diego, Calif., Adria Offenberger and her husband, Jay, of Williamstown, Natalie Fitch of Vienna and Susan Kyle of Belmont, who was her temporary caregiver; one sister, Eleanor Cline of Newport, Ohio; nine great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Audrey Schultheis and Ilene Thomas; and a brother who died in infancy.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with interment in Newport Cemetery. Friends may call starting 2 p.m. Tuesday until the hour of services Wednesday at the funeral home. The family will be present to meet friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

The family would like to express its thanks and appreciation for the care and kindness shown Betty by the staff and caregivers at Ohio Valley Health Care and the Camden-Clark 3 North staff.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 14, 2009

Joseph L. Cross

Joseph L. (Joe) Cross, 65, of St. Marys, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born April 26, 1943, to the late Layman O. and Irene (Leasure) Cross in Hebron, W.Va. Joe was a graduate of St. Marys High School with the class of 1961, was a member of the Paden City Church of Christ and had served in the U. S. Navy. Joe was a retired Pleasants County School bus driver, where he served 33 years from 1965-1998, as well as a training instructor for Pleasants, Ritchie, Tyler and Wood Counties.

He is survived by his children, one daughter, Wanda Blouir and her husband, Bill; one son, Kevin Cross; grandchildren, Dustin and Ethan Shingleton, Zach Blouir and wife, Brandy, and Cody Blouir; great-granddaughter, Lilly (Bug) Blouir, all of St. Marys; one sister, Carolyn Smith and her husband, Gary, of Paden City, W.Va.; one brother, David Cross and his wife, Rebecca, of Sistersville, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his older brother, Lewis Cross.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hebron. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - December 2, 2003

Michelle Cross

CANASERAGA, N.Y. - Michelle Celia Margolis Cross, 61, of Canaseraga, N.Y., died Nov. 30, 2003, at the St. James Hospital, Hornell, N.Y. She was born Sept. 27, 1942, in Lakewood, N.J., a daughter of the late Charles and Dora Dolmatch Margolis. She had worked for the Okeechobee School District and written for the St. Marys Oracle. Michelle will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and friend.

She is survived by three children, David Ray Cross of Crescent City, Fla., Miriam Pearl Olin of Canaseraga, N.Y., and Karen Charlene Cross of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Joshua Charles Margolis, Nathan David Cross, Jessica Dora Olin and Breanna Robin Cross; and an uncle, Harry Cohen of Parramus, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray Stephen Cross on March 17, 1994; and two sisters, Florence Bard and Pearl Lachman.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Evangelist Cecil Dotson officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - September 21, 1906

Mrs. Cross

Mrs. Matilda Cross, wife of A. M. Cross, died at her home at Eureka on Sunday afternoon of last week, aged 65 years. The funeral was held Monday, interment at Willow Island.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 22, 2006

Sharlene Crouser

Sharlene Crouser, 74, of Ravenswood died Aug. 20, 2006, at her daughter’s home in Ravenswood.

She was born Feb. 17, 1932, in Arnoldsburg, W.Va., a daughter of the late Jonas and Opal Dorsey Davis. She was retired from the City of Ravenswood as hostess to the Community Building and was a member of the North United Methodist Church in Ravenswood. Her great love was working with the Adopt-A-Family services at Christmas time with Sally Carter.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice Null and her husband, Ted, of Ravenswood and Connie McCoy and her husband, Hollie, of Wiseburg, W.Va.; godchildren, Karen and Steve Bunner of St. Marys, W.Va.; brother, Bill Davis and his wife, Ruby, of Pomeroy, Ohio; sister, Candice Maher and her husband, Don, of Sebring, Ohio; her loving granddaughter, Lori Bradley of Ravenswood; grandson, Jay Bever and his wife, Cindy, and Shane Bever of Medina, W.Va.; and loving friends, Bill and Sandy Jeffries of Ravenswood, Ann Rauh of Ravenswood and Stella and Clay Watkins of Chillicothe, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Scottie McCoy; and a sister, Mary Helen Hannaford.

There will be no services or visitation. Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Adopt-A-Family, c/o Sally Carter, P.O. Box 10, Ravenswood, WV 26164.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - May 29, 1908

"Arthur W. Crumbly"

"Arthur W. Crumbly died at his home in this city Sunday morning May 24 and his remains were taken to Marietta, Ohio Tuesday for interment.

The deceased was 24 years of age. He was married to Miss Bertha Daily, of Pittsburgh, one year ago May 22, and lived in St. Marys since last November.

His death was caused by tuberculosis, from which he has been a sufferer for several years. He is survived by his wife, mother and one sister."

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 19, 2007

Kinsey K. Culp III

Kinsey K. Culp III, 37, of Marietta and formerly of Reedsville, W.Va., died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, the result of a work-related accident.

He was born Feb. 25, 1970, the son of Kinsey Culp Jr. and the late Shirley Dadich-Culp.

He was a 1988 Morgantown High School graduate and then worked with the family business, Culp Paving, for years. Presently, he was a member of Boilermakers Union Local 667.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his loving wife, Amy Thomas-Culp; daughter, Morgan of Marietta; his sister, Danielle Culp-Woodley and her husband, Marshall, and daughter, Alexis of Morgantown; a grandmother, Hildred Dadich; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was an active member of the Marietta Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

A memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. today at the Marietta Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Marietta Times September 17, 2007
Man dies in fall at power station: Marietta resident fell about 200 feet from inside smokestack Saturday
By Brad Bauer, bbauer@mariettatimes.com

A Marietta man working inside a tower at the Pleasants Power Station near Willow Island fell to his death early Saturday, Allegheny Power officials reported.

Killed was Kinsey K. Culp, 37, who was installing a metal liner inside the newly constructed smokestack when he fell about 200 feet from a catwalk.

The 7 a.m. incident remains under investigation. Culp’s body was sent to the West Virginia State Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston for an autopsy.

Culp, a union boilermaker, was working for Pullman Power, a Baltimore, Md.-based contractor hired by Allegheny to construct the tower. It was unclear how long Culp had been working on the project, which began in early 2006.

“Pullman’s safety record during this project has been very good,” said Allegheny spokesman Allen Staggers. “They are obligated by our contract to maintain a safety program and to send us monthly reports. This is the first safety problem since the start of the project.”

Staggers said Culp had been working for about an hour with another individual before the fall. He said officials determined the other man was not involved in the fall, nor was he injured.

Staggers said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was contacted regarding the accident and had investigators on site at the power station by Saturday afternoon to conduct their own investigation into the accident.

OSHA officials could not be reached for comment Sunday. Pleasants County sheriff’s deputies said OSHA officials left the accident scene late Saturday and were not expected back until today.

A preliminary sheriff’s office investigation determined the fall was accidental, according to a deputy who declined to give his name.

Staggers said OSHA will conduct a much more thorough investigation.

“We have an initial assessment of the accident, but OSHA will likely give us a much more detailed account of what happened,” Staggers said.

There is no timeline on how long the OSHA investigation could take.

Officials with Pullman Power could not be reached for comment Sunday.

The new smokestack is part of a new system to reduce emissions at the coal-fired electric generation facility, Staggers said. The unit is expected to be operational by early 2008.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 27, 2006

Billie Cumblidge

Billie A. Cumblidge, 68, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006.

She was born Jan. 23, 1938, in Harrisburg, Pa., to the late William and Helen Harbourt.

Survivors include two sons, Bob Cumblidge and wife, Velinda, of St. Marys and Tom Cumblidge and wife, Junie, of Shannon Hills, Ark.; one sister, Patricia Spicuzza and husband, Marty, of Chicago; four grandchildren, Eric, Shi, William and Taylor; and a nephew, Martin.

A memorial service was held Sept. 23 in Alexander, Ark.

Memorials may be made to Crisis Closet at Alexander First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 86, Alexander, AR 72002.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 20, 2004

Neal E. Cumblidge

Neal E. Cumblidge, 67, of Route 39, St. Marys died April 18, 2004, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 23, 1936, in Weirton, W.Va., a son of the late Earl P. and Martha June Powell Cumblidge. He was retired from Ormet after 24 years.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Arlene Ward Cumblidge; three sons, Bob Cumblidge and his wife, Velinda, of St. Marys, Tom Cumblidge and his wife, Sissy, of Mablevale, Ark., and Shawn Cumblidge of Columbus, Ohio; four grandchildren, Shi anna Cherry, William Michael Cumblidge and Taylor Yearb Cumblidge of Mablevale and Eric Lee Cumblidge of Tampa, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Tim Nichols officiating.

Burial will be in the Shawnee Cemetery, Pleasants County, W.Va. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Housecalls Home Health and Hospice, 1601 Garfield Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 25, 2006

L. Colleen Cummons

L. Colleen Cummons, 45, of St. Marys died Nov. 22, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born April 25, 1961, at Parkersburg, a daughter of William E. and Louwannah Sigler Jemison. She was a 1979 graduate of St. Marys High School. She was a member of the Cow Creek United Methodist Church and was employed at the Vienna Wal-Mart.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Neil Cummons; two daughters, Heather Bills and her husband, Craig, of Vienna and Nikki Williams of West Haven, Conn.; grandchildren, Cori and Blake Bills of Vienna; grandparents, Leo and Phyllis Sigler; brothers, Scot Jemison of St. Marys and Tony Jemison of Chicago, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Alfretta Huggins.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Willow Island Baptist Church, Willow Island, with Pastor Jeff Mayfield officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4:30-9 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys and from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


AJ Robert Cunningham - October 22, 2013 - November 25, 2013

AJ Robert Cunningham, infant son of Robert and Lacey Cunningham, died at home, November 25, 2013. He was born October 22, 2013 in Parkersburg, WV. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Carl and Tammie McQuillian, paternal grandfather, Timothy Cunningham, maternal great grandfather, Carl McQuillian, paternal great grandmother, Anna Mary Ball, and some aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Netti Cunningham, maternal great grandmother, Martha McQuillian, paternal great grandfather, Robert Oliver Cunningham, and an aunt, Susanne Cunningham.

Services will be held Saturday, November 30, 2013, at 1 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV, with Pastor Abe Cowgill officiating. Interment will follow in the Cunningham Family Farm Cemetery, Rock Run Area, Pleasants County, WV. Friends may call from 4 to 6 P. M. Friday and from 12 noon to 1 P. M. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Anna M. Cunningham

Anna Marie Cunningham, 89, of Frackville, Pa., died Aug. 20, 2004, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 10, 1914, at Benwood, W.Va., a daughter of the late George and Anastasia Vranich Bozicevich. She was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.

She is survived by five sons, Russell R. Cunningham Jr. and his wife, Bonnie, of Frackville, George E. Cunningham and his wife, Cheryl, of Newark, Del., Richard A. Cunningham and his wife, Deborah, of Parkersburg, Gale D. Cunningham of Muskogee, Okla., and David L. Cunningham and his wife, Hongahn of Vietnam; one daughter, Carol Ann Anderson and her husband, Richard, of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Joseph Bozicevich of Ellicott City, Md., and Frank Bozicevich of Bethlehem, W.Va.; three sisters, Magdalene Regan of Boggs Run, W.Va., Rose M. Albert of Bethlehem and Margaret Myers of Glendale, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell R. Cunningham Sr.; two brothers, George and John Bozicevich; and one sister, Mary Mucheck.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. John Frum officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 27, 2005

Clarence N. Cunningham

Clarence Nelson Cunningham, 74, of Harrisville, Pa., died Friday, July 22, 2005, at UPMC Horizon Hospital Shenango Valley in Farrell, Pa., after an extended illness.

He was born July 10, 1931, in St. Marys, a son of the late Clifford Cleveland and Ethel Higgins Cunningham. He was a retired truck driver and a Methodist by faith. He enjoyed his family and grandchildren, hunting and working in his yard.

He is survived by his wife, Lois M. Fraizer Cunningham; two sons, Mark Cunningham and wife, Lisa, of Newton, N.C., and Kevin Cunningham and his wife, Mary Kaye, of Grove City, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Benjamin Colton Cunningham and Ashley Justine Cunningham.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Clifford Cleveland Cunningham; and five sisters, Charlene, Louise, Twila and Virginia Cunningham and Hazel Butler.

Services were July 26 at the Cunningham Funeral Home Inc., Grove City, Pa., and the Rev. John "Jack" D. Patterson officiated. Interment was in the Barkeyville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

(Gerald Bills)


HARRY
Harry S. Cunningham, 1886-1978

HARRY S. CUNNINGHAM

St. Marys-Oracle, Feb. 1978

Harry S. Cunningham, 91, of 607 Charles St., Parkersburg, died at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital last Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1978, after a short illness.

He was born (*June 2, 1886 in Clarksburg, Harrison County), son of the late Harry B. and Mary Brown Cunningham. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

He is survived by a son, Robert E. Cunningham of Akron Oh.; a half-brother, Monroe Cunningham of Parkersburg; a half-sister, Mrs. Russell Adams of Vienna; two grandchildren, James Cunningham of Akron, Oh., and Mrs. Candace Aspromatis, in Germany; and a great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura McTaggart Cunningham, in 1973.

The funeral was held Friday at the Ogdin Funeral Home, with the Rev. John W. Keck officiating. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery.

*Error in obituary corrected.

(Daniel Smith Jr.)


St. Mary's Oracle
March 24, 1911

JACOB ELI CUNNINGHAM

Jacob Cunningham was born February 1, 1826. After living to the ripe old age of 85 years and 17 days, he departed this life on February 17, 1911.

Brother Cunningham was a soldier of the cross for about 60 years, and was found ready to do his duty as a Christian. He set a Godly example before his family and his many friends. He was one among the early organizers of the Methodist Church at Sylvan Mills, which was one of the first M. P. Churches in Pleasants County.

He was the father of eight children, four of whom still survive him and four, as well as his companion, preceded him to the home beyond................filled his pew in Mt. Pleasant M. P. Church...............his remains laid to rest Sunday, February 19. 1911 in the Shingleton Family Cemetery.

Article graciously copied by hand by Gerald Bills from the Pleasants County Library collection.

(Emydee Hannon)


JOHN ELI CUNNINGHAM (See Photo)

Died 22 Sept 1917

John Cunningham Killed-Mistaken for a Squirrel

A deplorable tragedy occured Saturday morning in the vicinity of Federal, this county, when John E. Cunningham was accidently shot and almost instantly killed by A. A. Whaley, a neighbor. The victim was picking apples near the roadside while Whaley was trying to get a shot at a squirrel running on a fence. His eyes were momentarily taken from the squirrel, and when returned it had left the fence. He saw a limb bend just above where it was last seen, and thinking it had jumped up into the apple tree he fired. Instead of the object he shot at being the squirrel it proved to be Mr. Cunningham's hand reaching out to pull in the limb. The load of shot struck and penetrated the hand and passed on striking the temple of the unfortunate man killing him within thirty minutes.

Squire Carroll and others from this city went out in the afternoon, and held an inquest. The cause of his death was accidental.

The deceased was 67 years, 8 months and 8 days old, and is survived by his wife and family.

The funeral was held at the Powell church on Monday afternoon, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. McCulty. The remains were laid to rest in the Powell graveyard.

Mr. Whaley is said to have been almost crazed for his part in the sad affair.

(Emy Hannon)


Parkersburg News June 30, 2007

L. Frances Cunningham

L. Frances Cunningham, 87, of Parkersburg, died June 28, 2007 at her residence. She was born November 16, 1922 in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late W.R. Bill and Edna Hall Noland.

She retired from working as a Housemother at Hall Acres for the State of West Virginia and was previously employed with the Burea of Public Debt.

She is survived by her son, L.B. Larry Cunningham of Parkersburg; three sisters, Mary Morrison of St. Marys, Pauline Hammond of St. Marys, Juanita Corbin of Vienna; two grandchildren, Brian and Bobby Deems of Belpre; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Louise Deems; brother, Victor V. Noland and sister, Maxine Cronin.

Services will be Monday 1:00 PM at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


LAURA
Laura (McTaggart) Cunningham, 1891-1973

LAURA (McTAGGART) CUNNINGHAM

St. Marys-Oracle, Aug. 1973

Mrs. Laura V. (McTaggart) Cunningham, 81, of 607 Charles St., Parkersburg,died at the Camden-Clark Memorial hospital Friday night, August 11, 1973.

She was born in Pleasants County, Oct. 28, 1891, daughter of the late W.P. and Ida Rymer McTaggart. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Harry S. Cunningham; one son, Robert E. Cunningham of Akron, Oh.; three sisters, Miss Maud McTaggart and Mrs. Mary Day of Parkersburg and Mrs. Georgia Smith of Flushing, Oh.; one granddaughter, Candace Ellen and one grandson James Robert Cunningham of Akron, Oh.; and by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ogdin Funeral Home, with burial to be in the IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday.

(Daniel Smith Jr.)


Parkersburg News April 8, 2006

Lillian Cunningham

Lillian Cunningham, 86, of Mahone, W.Va., died April 6, 2006, at her residence.

She was born on March 19, 1920, in Smithville, W.Va., the daughter of the late Jacob D. and Amzie Rogers Cunningham.

Lillian graduated from Harrisville High School in 1938. She worked as Dr. Prather’s office assistant for 20 years in Harrisville, H & R Block and The Ritchie County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy for 21 years. She was a 54-year member of the Harrisville Woman’s Club and also a member of Smithville CEO’s, Daughters of American Pioneer, Zepora’s Quilt Club – St. Marys, Smithville Senior Citizens, Smithville Community Association and Ritchie County Sheriff’s Association. She had been a board member of the Ritchie County Senior Citizens and a Ritchie County Belle. Lillian was a member of Smithville Baptist Church, Smithville Baptist Women and American Baptist Women.

She is survived by one sister, Velma Loraine Batton of Lakeville, Minn.; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Jones Thompson and husband, Jim, of Smithville, Jennings D. “JD” Cunningham and wife, Jennifer, of Walker and Lorna Kay Batton of Lakeville; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Jason Jones, Joshua “Bubba” Jones, Jeremy Jones, Jelaine Jones, Madison Cunningham, Peyton Cunningham, Lilly Beth Cunningham, Reagan Cunningham, Lorraina Batton and Zackery Batton.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jennings D. Cunningham; one nephew, John Thomas Batton; and one great-niece, Amber Batton.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with the Rev. Charles Mullen officiating. Burial will follow in the King Knob Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society – Relay for Life, c/o Katy Keith, 420 McKinley Ave., Harrisville, WV 26362.

(Gerald Bills)


LUCY LOCKE CUNNINGHAM

1952

"The Evening Review" East Liverpool, OH

Mrs. Lucy Locke Cunningham, 116 W. Second St., widow of John R. Cunningham, died Monday a 4:15 p.m. in City Hospital, following a five-week illness. She was 78.

Mrs. Cunningham was born in St. Marys, W. Va., Oct 18, 1874. She resided in Chester about 50 years before coming to East Liverpool. She was a member of the Chester Presbyterian Church. Her husband died Feb. 21, 1925.

She leaves five sons, Ralph Cunningham and John R. Cunningham of East Liverpool, Joseph D. Cunningham of Lisbon R.D. 3, and Leslie N. Cunningham of Hamilton; a daughter, Mrs Rachel E. Nelson of Harvey, ILL; a brother, Leslie Locke of St. Marys, and nine grandchildren.

Rites will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. C. T. Weimer. Burial will be in Locust Hill Cemetary.

Friends may call Wednesday afternoon and night at the funeral home.

(Kimberly Volk)


Parkersburg August 25, 2007

Norma C. Cunningham

Norma Casey Cunningham, 93, of Glendale, W.Va., departed this life on Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Parkersburg following a short illness.

Norma was born July 31, 1914, at Glendale, the daughter of the late James Edward and Fannie E. (Dolly) Ross Casey. Norma was an accomplished quilter who loved to play cards and loved her cats and dogs, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren who helped to keep her young. Norma was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, Glendale, the Glendale Woman’s Club, Glendale Senior Citizens and a member of the Church of Christ at Pike, W.Va.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Colleen Parsons (Dean) of Washington, W.Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Clifford Cunningham (Nancy) of Charleston, W.Va.; sisters-in-law, Opley Smith of Belpre, Oella Elder of Cairo, W.Va., and Emza Lowther of French Creek, W.Va.; son-in-law, A. Dale George of West Palm Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Susan Hudson of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Chris Conn of Tampa, Fla., Melissa Nichols of St. Marys, Diana Hoff of Denver, Colo., Pat Barnum of Erie, Pa., Michael Barnum of Wellington, Fla., Kara Cunningham of Charleston, Lori Cunningham of New York, N.Y., and Lisa Thomas of Greensboro, N.C.; stepgrandchildren, Tony and Darrell George; great-grandchildren, Brannon Harper, Cassidi Layfield, Carter Layfield, Zachary Conn, Emily Conn, Roger Ayers, Jack Barnum and Elizabethe Barnum; stepgreat-grandchildren, Tara Kaye and Justin Nichols; great-great-grandchildren, Grace and Sage Harper; godson, Michael Hoff; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and her friend and caregiver, Carolyn Heasley.

In addition to her parents, Norma was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, C.H. Cunningham; daughter, Pauline "Pud" George; and her infant son, Clyde Cunningham.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. David Newberry officiating. Internment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Twin Oaks, W.Va. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The family requests donations to the Ritchie County Humane Society, RR1 Box 3, Harrisville, WV 26362, or the Ritchie County Educational Trust, P.O. Box 239, Harrisville, WV 26362.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times June 26, 2006

Marjorie P. Cunningham

LOWER SALEM — Marjorie P. Cunningham, 93, of Lower Salem died Saturday (June 24, 2006) at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell.

She was born March 8, 1913, in Elk Township, Noble County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Richard Edward and Anna Lucretia Andrews Carnal. She was a 1931 graduate of Harriettsville High School and was employed for 30 years as the head housekeeper for Marietta College. She was a member of the former Harriettsville United Methodist Church until the flood of 1998, after which she transferred her membership to the Lower Salem United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Masterton Chapter 584 Order of the Eastern Star, where she served as past matron. Mrs. Cunningham loved to cook, quilt, and crochet.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Harland Cunningham, whom she married Dec. 24, 1931, and who died Dec. 23, 2000; two sons, Richard Edward and James Howard Cunningham; one daughter-in-law, Martha Ida Cunnningham; one son-in-law, Ronald L. Love; two grandsons, Randy Cunningham and Aaron Tate Love; one sister, Blanche Carnal; and three brothers, Lewis, James, and Glen Carnal.

Surviving are a daughter, Faye Love of Lower Salem; one daughter-in-law, Mary Ellen Cunningham of Pinehurst; two sisters, Mrs. Mark (Mary) Daniels of Lower Salem and Mildred M. Franks of Barberton; one sister-in-law, Rosalie Anderson of Hillsboro, N.D.; 12 grandchildren, Dave Cunningham of Mineral Ridge, Marilyn Kehl of Beverly, Carolyn Bailey of St. Marys, W.Va., Cindy Schott of Whipple, Ryan Cunningham of Newport, Debra Haney of Lewisville, Mitch Love of Florence, S.C., Michael Love, Douglas Love, Lisa Love, Landon Love, and Stacy Love, all of Lower Salem; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, and one great-great-grandchild to be born.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell, where the service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will follow at Salem Township Cemetery, Lower Salem. Order of the Eastern Star services will be conducted Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 1, 2005

PEARL E. "Buzz" Cunningham

P. E. "Buzz" Cunningham, 81, of Belmont, W.Va., died May 31, 2005, at the Arbors at Marietta.

He was born Oct. 21, 1923, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Thomas E. and Elva Boley Cunningham. He was a member of the Cloverdale Church of Christ. He was a member of the Carpenters Local Union of New Martinsville and St. Marys and also managed his large farm on French Creek. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter and a life long student of world and current events.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Grace Cronin Cunningham; two sons, Wayne B. Cunningham and his wife, Emma, of St. Marys and Thomas Gary Cunningham and his wife, Lynn, of Washington, W.Va.; one daughter, Barbara Dennett of Virginia and West Virginia; four grandchildren, Angela Baxter and Christopher, Brooke and Zack Cunningham; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Russell, James, Archie and Burl "Pete" Cunningham; and one sister, Roxie Cronin.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Arthur Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Cronin Cemetery, Pleasants County. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Obituary – East Liverpool Review, Friday 28 JUL 1950
East Liverpool, Columbiana County, OH: Perry Cunningham

Perry Cunningham, 58, of 1939 Ohio Ave., died today at 9:45 a.m. in City Hospital, following a three- month illness. He had been ill a year.

Mr. Cunningham was born in St. Marys W. Va. and resided in East Liverpool 43 years. He was an assistant roller at Crucible Steel Co. in Midland. He was a member of C.I.O. Local 1212 and attended the Boyce Methodist Church.

He leaves his widow, Mrs. Adda B. Cunningham; two sons, Kenneth E. Cunningham and James E. Cunningham of East Liverpool; three daughters, Mrs. Jessie B. Gilson, Mrs. Virginia M. Ward and Mrs. Wanda J. Hooker, all of East Liverpool; two brothers, Roy Cunningham of East Liverpool and Coleman Cunningham of St. Marys; a half brother Ralph Rogers of East Liverpool; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Hall of Parkersburg, W. Va. and Mrs Mable Rardin of East Liverpool, and six grandchildren.

Rites will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Martin Funeral Home by Rev. Paul C. Bailey of the Boyce Methodist Church. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday afternoon and night at the funeral home.

Note: Perry Cunningham's widow was Adda Bailey b. 07 JUL 1893 in Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of Thomas & Jessie (Crider) Bailey

(Jim Bailey)


Parkersburg News March 3, 2009

Susanne L. Cunningham

Susanne L. "Susie" Cunningham, 49, of St. Marys, W.Va., died March 2, 2009.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Susanne L. “Susie” Cunningham, 49, of St. Marys, WV, died, March 2, 2009, at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. She was born, November 9, 1959, in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of Anna M. Weekley Cunningham Ball of St. Marys, WV and the late Robert O. Cunningham. She was a member of the Rock Run Church, a 1983 graduate of St. Marys High School, attended senior citizens day care, sung at every church she attended.. Her hobbies included Word Search and she loved to count change.

In addition to her mother she is survived by, one brother Tim Cunningham and his fiancée, Karen Conklin of St. Marys, WV, one sister, Shirley Cadle and her husband, David of Crestview, FL, grandpa, Edward Gregg of St. Marys, WV, one niece, Corpsman, Nicole Leann Valluzzi, and her husband, Jeff of San Diego, CA, three nephews, Seaman, Robert T. Cunningham with the Seabees in Gulfport, Mississippi, Philip David Cadle of Washington, DC, Jeremy Keith Cadle of Crestview, FL, Benjamin Robert Cadle of Washington, D.C, and a great nephew, Triston Cadle of Crestview, FL, and several aunts and uncles. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Nettie Cunningham, and a special teacher, Wynema Wilson.

Services will be held Friday, March 6, 2009, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Rex Cox officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery, Hebron, WV. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - April 6, 1889

THURMAN CUNNINGHAM

Thurman, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Cunningham, died Monday evening, April 1st.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - April 18, 1902

Will Cunningham

Wm. Cuningham who resided in the Gallaher addition died Monday at 11 o'clock from the effects of an overdose of morphine. He was ill, and the morphine tablets were given to quiet him. He took enough to get under the influence of the drug when he demanded more until he had taken enough to cause death before he got relief. He was buried Wednesday. He leaves a wife and one small child to mourn their loss.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 20, 2009

Willie M. Curfman

Willie M. Curfman, formly of St. Marys, passed away Nov. 16, 2009, at his home in Benton, Tenn.

He was born June 17, 1937, in Parkersburg to the late Carl C. and Margaret E. Shutts Curfman. He was a 1954 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He founded Pleasants County Insurance Agency in 1981.

He is survived by his wife, Harriet Curfman of Benton, Tenn.; one son, Larry W. Curfman and his wife, Cindy of Cutler, Ohio; one daughter, Melissa S. Ennis and her husband, Frank of St. Marys; grandchildren, Lucinda and Holly Curfman of Cutler, Ohio and Kayla and Thad Ennis of St. Marys.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patsy Kite.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 24, 2004

Ancil B. Cutlip

Ancil Burton Cutlip, 83, of Vienna went home to be with the Lord after a brief illness on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, just one week before his 84th birthday.

He was born Aug. 29,1920, in Sutton, Braxton County, W.Va., the son of the late William Henry and Nelia Hurst Cutlip.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Helen Reed Cutlip, whom he married Aug. 4,1950; two daughters, Rebecca Lynn and her husband, the Rev. Daniel Taylor, of Newark, Ohio, and Joyce Ann and her husband, Marvin (Skip) Hawley, of Williamstown; four grandchildren, Keren and Mary Beth Hawley and Jacob and Sarah Taylor; three step grandchildren, Mike and Mark Hawley and Kelly Hawley Klaustermeyer; one step great-grandson, Matt Ryan; and several nephews and nieces.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, George Lester Cutlip, and two sisters, Opel and Flossie Cutlip.

Mr. Cutlip attended the one-room Bond School on Cutlip's Fork in Braxton County and graduated from Sutton High School. He served in the European Theatre in World War II with the 519th Ordnance Company FA. After the war, he attended West Virginia University, receiving a B.S. degree in agricultural science, and later a master's degree.

Mr. Cutlip retired from the West Virginia Extension Service in 1981, after serving in Lewis County as rural area development agent; in Upshur County as a 4-H agent; and in Pleasants County as a county agricultural agent. Prior to his work in extension, Mr. Cutlip had worked in advertising for Case Farm Machinery Co. in Racine, Wis., and prior to that as a vocational-agriculture teacher at Normantown High School, Gilmer County.

After his retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Cutlip moved to Glenville, where Mr. Cutlip was active with the West Virginia Folk Festival and the Glenville Country Store. For nearly 20 years, he operated the steam engine to grind corn meal at the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair at Cedar Lakes and at the West Virginia Folk Festival. He and his family enjoyed several trips including visits to the Greenbrier Resort and Washington, D.C., as a result of their participation in heritage crafts.

At the age of 13 Mr. Cutlip made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized in the Elk River in March 1934. He has served as Sunday school superintendent and deacon in American Baptist churches in the communities in which he has lived. Since moving to Vienna, he has been a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

His body has been donated to the Human Gift Registry of West Virginia University. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1710 23rd St., Parkersburg, with the Rev. Dr. Kurt Busiek and the Rev. David Carpenter officiating.

The family requests donations may be made to American Baptist International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851 or the Wood County Christian School, 113 W. Ninth St., Williamstown, WV 26187.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader March 15, 2008

James Francis Cyphert

James Francis Cyphert. 71, of Kiwanis Avenue, Morgantown, and formerly of St. Marys, passed away Feb. 12, 2008. at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Nov. 9, 1936, in Richard, a son of the late Charles F. and Anna Maude Sloan Cyphert. He graduated from St. Francis High School. and from West Virginia University with degrees in engineering and business. He returned to Morgantown to a family business after working for Westinghouse and Union Carbide. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Star City. Additionally, he was an Eagle Scout, a member of Brooks Bird Club and Serra International for many years.

He was a very civic-minded man who • did many hours of volunteer work at MonPointe Continuing Care and Morgantown Meals on Wheels.

He is survived by his wife, Rena DiPetta Cyphert; his daughter,. Renee Morgan of Grayson, GA; his son, Brian Cyphert and wife, Tammy, of Folsom, CA; his daughter, Jaime Panger and her husband, Mark, of Hollister, CA; eight grandchildren, Jared Morgan, Anna, Grace, Faith and Mireya Cyphert and Derek, Jacob and Andrew Panger: brothers, Glenn 13, Cyphert and his wife, Leonore, and Edward E. Cyphert and his wife, Patricia, all of Morgantown; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles C. Cyphert, and a sister, Mary E. Bucklew.

Services were Feb. 16 at St. Mary Catholic Church with Fathers John V. DiBacco and Dan. Pisano as celebrants. Interment followed in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Westover.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle March 15, 2006

Phyllis Irene Czetli

Phyllis Irene Czetli, 88, formerly of Parkesburg, Pa., passed away Friday, March 10, 2006 at the Kent General Hospital of Dover, Del.

She was the beloved wife of Jess Czetli, Sr., with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Pleasants County, Phyllis was the daughter of the late Namon S. and Theodoshia E. Hooper Locke. Prior to living in Dover, she made her home in Parkesburg, Penn., where the was a member of the Parkesburg Presbyterian Church.

She is survived, in addition to her husband, by three children, Jess Czetli Jr. and wife Virginia of Lancaster, Penn., Steven Czetli of Greensburg, Penn., and David Czetli, husband of Ute of Smyrna, Del., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are Wednesday, March 15. 2006 at 11 a.m., at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, Penn., followed by interment at the Glen Run Cemetery in Atglen.

Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

(Gerald Bills)


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