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Parkersburg News March 14, 2007

Rosalie K. Eanes

Rosalie K. Eanes, 87, of Morgantown, W.Va., died March 12, 2007, at her residence.

She was born June 15, 1919, in St. Marys, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Edward and Leona Keller Barlow. She was a member of the Church of Christ and had been a Postmistress with the U. S. Postal Service in the southern part of West Virginia. She worked for the U. S. Bureau of Public Debt and in the offices of Dr. Goodhands and Dr. Gevas for 20 years in Parkersburg. She was a 1938 graduate of St. Marys High School and her hobbies included cooking and knitting.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Anne McCurdy and her husband, Jon, of Morgantown; granddaughter, Amy C. McCurdy of Morgantown; grandson, Matthew J. McCurdy and his wife, Amanda, of New York City, N.Y.; sister, Geraldine C. Stewart of St. Marys; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Neely of Norfolk, Va., and Wanda Walker of Alexandria, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, James E. Eanes; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Randy Stewart officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and up until service time Friday at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Tender Loving Care Homecare and Hospice, 245 Cheat Road, Morgantown, WV 26508.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - November 16, 1906

Death - Earley

The little child of Earnest Earley died, at the home near Calcutta on Friday night, of diphtheria. The funeral was held Saturday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 4, 2007

Gina M. Echard

Gina M. Mason Echard, 42, of St. Marys died Aug. 1, 2007.

She was born in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Tom D. Mason and Barbara Martin Mason of Washington, W.Va.

She was a 1983 graduate of Parkersburg High School. She has been a real estate agent for over 16 years and worked at Prudential Preferred Homes. She was involved with the Easter Seals Christmas Tree Auction Project and the Gustke Children Home.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a brother, Tom Mason of Washington; a sister, Stormy Mason of Parkersburg; a niece, Brandy Adams; and a nephew, Zachary Adams.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. Gerald Morgan officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Arthur N. Gustke Shelter, 1640 St. Marys Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 12, 2006

William L. Echard Sr.

William Lowell Echard Sr., 68, of Route 1, Harrisville, died Sept. 10, 2006, on Mellin Ridge Road.

He was born March 30, 1938, in Mellin, W.Va., the son of the late Henry and Rachel Welch Echard. He graduated from Cairo High School in 1956 and had been a lab technician at Dupont for 27 years. He attended the Cantwell Church of Christ.

Mr. Echard is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dorothy Janet Prunty Echard; one son and daughter-in-law, William Lowell and Gina Echard Jr. of St. Marys; two daughters and one son-in-law, Vickie and Pat Sole of Lubeck, W.Va., and Patty Thaxton of Parkersburg; four grandsons, Shane Thaxton, Seth Thaxton, Dusin Sole and Cody Sole; one great-granddaughter, Katelynn Rachelle Webb; and three sisters, Karen Doris Tibbs, Betty Watson and Mary Ellen Echard.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Orville Ray Echard, Robert S. Echard, Charles Echard, Edward Echard, Carl Echard and Kershel Echard; and two sisters, Bernadine Alexandar Echard and Maxine Echard.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Mark Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Welch Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Middletown Journal July 10, 2003

Regina Eckart

Regina Bernadine Eckart, 84, of Middletown, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Middletown Regional Hospital.

She was born in Marietta, Ohio, on May 3, 1919, to Daniel H. and Margaret (McClain) O’Linn. Regina loved bingo, her Irish heritage and had a deep and abiding faith. She was a member of Holy Family Parish.

Regina is survived by her husband, Charles C. Eckart of Middletown; two daughters, Monica (James) Pruyn of River Forest, Ill., and Regina (Timothy) Long of Dallas, Texas; four sons, Roger (Patty) Eckart of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, David P. Eckart of Marietta, Ohio, and Michael O. Eckart and Mark (RoseAnne) Eckart, both of Middletown, Ohio; a sister, Mary Neader of Columbus, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, John J. Eckart, and an infant son, Richard Eckart.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Holy Family Parish - St. John’s Church, with Father John Civille as celebrant. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, 3805 Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.

MEMORIALS: Memorial donations may be sent to the Bishop Fenwick High School Building Fund, 3800 Manchester Road, Middletown, Ohio 45042.

Condolences may be sent to the family via our web page at http://www.wilsonschrammspaulding.com/

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader April 2, 2005

Charles C. Eckart

Charles C. Eckart, long time educator, died Monday, March 28, 2005 at Carlisle Manor Nursing Home.

He was born March 7, 1917 at Spring Run, Raven Rock, Pleasants County, the oldest son of the late Charles W. Eckart and Mary Riggs Eckart.

Spring Run was the site of his grandfather's, Walter Riggs, 650 acre farm on the Ohio River. One could travel by horse & buggy, flag attain, or flag a steam boat, to get to town. Charles' ancestor on the Riggs side, Edward Riggs, came to America in 1633. His son, James, fought in the Pequot Indian War in 1637, and the first Riggs to come to Ohio arrived in 1797 near Marietta. Eckart attended a one room school at Grape Island, and graduated from St. Marys High School in St. Marys, as valedictorian in 1935. He then graduated from Marietta College, Marietta, O., in 1939 with an A.B. degree in Social Studies. He later attended Salem College in West Virginia, Ohio University, and Miami University.

He began his teaching career in 1941 at St. Marys High School in West Virginia, teaching civics American Democracy.

A math teacher was needed for fall term in 1942 which resulted in Eckart having his youngest sister, Jeanne, in algebra, all freshman had to take algebra. On January 8, 1944, Eckart entered the United States Navy, and was discharged January 6, 1946, having been awarded the Asiatic Pacific Medal with battle stars for Iwo Jima and Okinawa, and the World War II Victory Medal.

He was a pharmacists mate 2nd class, placed in charge of the sick bay quarters. His ship, the USS Attu-Cue-102, a "Jeep" carrier, was used to transport new planes to many islands in the Western Pacific. In late January 1945, the Attu joined the fifth fleet at Ulithi, along with over 1, 000 other ships preparing for the attack at Iwo Jima. The Attu, along with 3 other Jeep carriers, delivered almost 1, 000 new planes to fast carriers and also "Jeep" carriers which had an attack squadron. Thirtyfour "Jeep" carriers were used at Okinawa.

From 1948-1955, Eckart taught 5th and 6th grade, and coached all sports at Marion Elementary in Marietta, O. He then finished his career at the old Roosevelt Junior High in Middletown, teaching World Geography, Ohio History, or American History for 22 years, retiring in 1977.

After retiring, Eckart volunteered two nights a week, Wednesday and Saturday, to help with the Bingo game at St. John's by being the pay master. He enjoyed doing this. He was a member of OHEA, and a life member of American Legion Post 64 in Marietta, and a member of Holy Family Parish-St. John's Church.

He is survived by four sons, Roger (Patty) of Mechanichsburg, O., David P. Eckart of Marietta, O., Michael O. Eckart and Mark (Rose Ann) Eckart, both of Middletown; two daughters, Monica (James) Pruyn, of River Forest, IL and Regina (Timothy) Long of Lakeland, FL; sisters Mary Louise Eckart of Reno, O. and Jeanne ; (David) Wilson of Homestead, FL; a brother, Frank (Maxine) Eckart of Belmont; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Regina O'Linn Eckart, whom he married October 11, 1939; his parents, Charles and Mary Eckart; his son, John Eckart; and an infant son, Richard Eckart.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 2, at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Parish-St. John's Church, with Father John Civille as celebrant. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery with military honors conducted by American Legion Post 218 Honor Guard.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 10, 2006

Mary L. Eckart

Mary Louise Eckart, 86, of Belmont died April 6, 2006, at Harmar Place, Marietta.

She was born Sept. 6, 1919, at Raven Rock, Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Charles W. and Mary Riggs Eckart. She had worked for the First National Bank of St. Marys and the former Colin Anderson Center of St. Marys. She had attended Belmont United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one brother, Franklin Eckart and his wife, Maxine, of Belmont and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Charles C. Eckart and one sister, Jeanne E. Wilson.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Kelly Snyder officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


The Intelligencer, Wheeling, W. Va. - May 6, 2005

Bernard Eddy

EDDY, Bernard S., 91, of St. Marys, WV, formerly of Paden City, WV, died Thursday, May 5, 2005 in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV.

Bernard was born June 16, 1913 in Paden City, the son of the late John E. and Elsie Jacobs Eddy.

He was a retired carpenter for Local 3 of Wheeling; a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Paden City; a member of American Legion Post 86 of Paden City; VFW Post 6327 of Sistersville' Senior Citizens of Paden City and a WW II Army veteran with a Purple Heart Award.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Eddy; a sister, Viola Watkins.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Ruth M. Eddy; three sons, James Eddy and wife, Sue of Covington, KY, John Eddy and wife, Linda of Moatsville, WV and Donnel Eddy of Glens Falls, NY; sister, Gaynelle Glover of Holiday, FL; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Friends received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Sunday May 8, 2005 at the Jarvis Funeral Home, Paden City where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday May 9, 2005 with Rev. Darrel Gooden officiating. Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville, WV.

American Legion Post 86 of Paden City and VFW Post 6327 of Sistersville will conduct Full Military services at graveside. Memorials may be made in Bernard's name to Journey Hospice, 314 Wells Street, Sistersville, WV 26175.


Parkersburg News March 5, 2008

Blaine J. Eddy

Blaine J. Eddy, 81, of Parkersburg, formerly of St. Marys, died March 4, 2008 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg. Blaine was born Aug. 23, 1926 in Pleasants County, a son of the late Michael L. and Mary Jameson Eddy.

He was a 1944 graduate of St. Marys High School and a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II serving with the military police in the Shanghai Embassy in China. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Vienna and was a member of the First Baptist Church while living in St. Marys. Blaine was very active in both churches, where he had served as deacon. He retired as a Design Engineer from McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Mo., in 1987. He previously worked for RCA in Cambridge and Goodyear Aerospace Corp. in Akron. He enjoyed carpentry, gardening and farming on the family farm. He was extremely interested in genealogy.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Catherine Weekley Eddy; one son, Keith A. Eddy of Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Michael J. Eddy of Belmont and Paul E. Eddy of Parkersburg; one sister, Nilah J. Hornyak of Columbus and 14 nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Genevieve Bills.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Faith Baptist Church, 1103 10th Street, Vienna, with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys and an hour prior to the services Friday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 17, 2004

Charles W. Eddy

Charles W. Eddy, 82, of Kissimmee, Fla., passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2004.

He was born Jan. 22, 1922, in Newport, Ohio. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of Local 565 Plumbers and Pipefitters, Parkersburg, Lodge 169 AF&M, Parkersburg Consistory Scottish Rite, Nemesis Temple Shrine, Bahia Temple Associate and a member of the Florida Avenue Church of Christ in St. Cloud, Fla.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Eddy of Kissimmee; his daughter, Linda Stollar of Marietta; a stepdaughter, Reva Jean Malson of Anderson, Calif.; a stepson, Kelly Gibbs of Parkersburg; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services with Masonic Rites will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Fisk Funeral Home in St. Cloud, with the Rev. Farley Adams officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Fisk Funeral Home and Crematory, 1107-1111 Massachusetts Ave., St. Cloud, FL 34769.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times - January 26, 2004

Clarence P. Eddy Jr.

NEWPORT - Clarence P. Eddy Jr., 78, of Newport Route 1 died at 8:15 a.m. Friday (Jan. 23, 2004) at Selby General Hospital.

He was born Dec. 3, 1925, in Washington County to Clarence B. and Mary Adams Eddy Sr. He had spent his entire life in the Newport community and had attended Newport schools. He was a World War II veteran and served with the U.S. Army in Headquarters Company I, Second Battalion, 63rd Infantry Regiment, in the EAME Campaign and was awarded the Presidential Unit Badge, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge.

After his discharge from the Army, he had been an automobile body and fender repairman and had worked for Davis Motor Co. in St. Marys, W.Va., the Griffith Motor Co. and Summers Motor Co. in Marietta, and also operated his own business. He had been a member of Iron Workers Local 787 at Parkersburg. He enjoyed coon hunting and fox hunting. He was a life member of Washington County Post 5108, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of the Purple Heart Club. During the premiere of the movie, "Battle Hymn," he was the driver for Rock Hudson, the movie star who played the part of Col. Dean Hess in the movie.

He is survived by his wife, the former Marlena Gillespie, whom he married on April 19, 1976; one son, Kent Eddy and his wife, Brenda, of Newport; three daughters, Kathryn Jacobs and her husband, Doug, of Bay City, Mich., Regina Blazavich of Columbus and Teresa Roberts of Newport; three stepsons, David Pritchard of St. Thomas, Pa., Nicholas Sardonis and his friend, Megan, of Newport and Phillip Sardonis and his friend, Priscilla, of Reno; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Parker of Newport; six brothers, Joe Eddy and Ken Eddy of Newport, Wayne Eddy of Newton Falls, Ohio, Dick Eddy of Yuma, Ariz., Ford Eddy of Sebring, Fla., and Jerry Eddy of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Virginia Waters; three brothers, Forrest Eddy, Bill Eddy and Stanley Eddy; one stepgrandson, David Pritchard; and one stepgranddaughter, Jessica Pritchard.

Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta with Danny LeMasters officiating. Burial is in Newport Cemetery with military rites. Friends may call until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 16, 2008

Daniel R. Eddy

Daniel Ray Eddy, 60, of Apex, N.C., formerly of St. Marys, W.Va., died Dec. 12, 2008, at his residence.

He was born July 23, 1948, in Ritchie County, W.Va., a son of the late James A. and Sylvia Dotson Eddy. He was a retired electrician from the former Colin Anderson Center with 25 years service, and he worked for 5 years with the Department of Health and Human Resources in Parkersburg as Building Maintenance Technician. He was a 1968 graduate of Doddridge County High School. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, his hobbies included hunting and fishing, and he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Debra Jean Oyler Eddy; two daughters, Ghislenia Rae Eddy-Qudwa (Zack) of Fuquay Varina, N.C. and Holly Danielle Eddy-Kutcher (Matthew) of Raleigh, N.C.; three grandchildren, Noah Qudwa, Tahir Qudwa and Adam Kutcher; one sister, Deloris Eddy of Salem, W.Va.; four brothers, Wade Eddy (Debra), Wayne Eddy (Nina), "Knuck" Eddy (Judy), all of Salem, W.Va., and Gary Eddy (Kay) of Clarksburg, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Eddy.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ingram Funeral home with Jimmy Willison Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va., with a military graveside service. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Denzil Kenneth Eddy

Denzil Kenneth Eddy, 91, of Route 1, Friendly, Bens Run Community, died March 23, 2001, at the Valley Haven Geriatric Center of Wellsburg, W.Va., following a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 1, 1909, at Bartlesville, Okla., a son of the late William ‘‘Bill’’ and Myrtle Northcraft Eddy. He worked for many years at the Paden City Pottery, and he and his wife operated the St. Marys High School service station in the mid-1950s.

He retired from the former Colin Anderson Center of St. Marys. He was a member of the Mt. Nebo Church of Christ and served as an elder and trustee for many years.

He is survived by one daughter, Beulah Kranske of West Liberty, W.Va.; two sons, Ronald Eddy of Paden City, and Robert Eddy of Lorain, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leah Mildred Eddy in 1996; one son, Charles Allen Eddy in 1988; an infant grandson; and three sisters, Madge Toth, Wanda Wagner and Doris Wagner.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Mt. Nebo Church of Christ, Pleasants Ridge, Pleasants County, W.Va. Burial will be in the Mt. Nebo Church Cemetery. Calling hours from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, and from noon-1 p.m. Monday at the church.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News August 6, 2009

Ruby Nell Eddy

Ruby Nell Eddy, 75, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Aug. 4, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 8, 1933, in Wood County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clark V. and Audrey Mae Steele Wise. She was a member of the Nine Mile United Methodist Church, was a 1951 graduate of St. Marys High School and was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys. She was a volunteer at the Pleasants County Middle School.

She is survived by her children, Teresa Price and her husband, Richard, of Durango, Colo., Stephen Eddy and his wife, Cindy, and Jeffrey Eddy, all of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Derrick Eddy, Nicole Lombardo, Jamie Menshouse, Christopher Northrop and Amanda Northrop; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lucille Farson, Linda Dye, Susan McMahan and Sharon Heiney; two brothers, Charles Wise and Paul Wise; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Bill Eddy.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Nine Mile United Methodist Church, Rt. 16, Pleasants County, with Dr. Steve Gedon officiating. Interment will be in the Nine Mile Cemetery, Nine Mile, Pleasants County. Friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Wheeling Intelligncer & News-Register, May 10, 2009

EDDY, Ruth M., 92, of St. Mary's, W.Va., formerly of Paden City, W.Va., died Friday, May 8, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg, W.Va.

Ruth was born June 26, 1916, in Conaway, W.Va., the daughter of James I. and Margaret G. Wilderman Henderson.

She was a retired employee of Ochs Sewing Basket, member of Paden City Homemakers Club, Paden City Senior Citizens and St. Paul United Methodist Church in Paden City, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard S. Eddy in 2005; brother, Donnel Henderson; two sisters Pauline Fletcher and Phyllis Smith.

Surviving are three sons, James E. Eddy and his wife, Sue of Covington, Ky., John I. Eddy and his wife, Linda of Moatsville, W.Va., Donnel B. Eddy of Glens Falls, N.Y., three grandsons; three granddaughters and three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2009 at Jarvis Funeral Homes, Paden City where services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 with Rev. Darrel Gooden and Kay Larsen officiating.

Interment in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ruth's name to either The House of The Carpenter, 200 South Front St., Wheeling, WV 26003 or St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 130 S. Fourth Ave., Paden City, WV 26159.


Parkersburg News - December 1, 2003

William Eddy

ST. MARYS - William D. Eddy, 73, of Route 4, St. Marys died Nov. 29, 2003, at his residence.

He was born March 29, 1930, in Clarksburg, a son of the late William J. and Mable Davis Eddy.

He was a member of the IOOF Lodge 22, St. Marys, and a member of the Nine Mile United Methodist Church, where he served as superintendent and trustee. He was retired from American Cyanamid Company after 41 years. His hobbies included golfing, hunting, fishing and bowling.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ruby Wise Eddy; three children, Teresa Price of Jupiter, Fla., and Stephen Eddy and Jeffrey Eddy, both of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Derrick Eddy of Morgantown and Nicole Lombardo and Jamie Eddy, both of Huntington; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mattilou A. Bailey of Rochester, Pa., and Betty J. Bailey of St. Marys; one brother, Jennings Eddy of Parkersburg; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Nine Mile United Methodist Church, Route 16, Pleasants County, with the Rev. Steve Gedon officiating. Burial will be in the Nine Mile Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys and from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Kathy Hoylman Eden

Kathy Hoylman Eden, 42, of Route 39, St. Marys, died May 26, 2001, at the residence of a friend in St. Marys.

She was born Nov. 10, 1958, in Charleston, daughter of Roy Frank and Neda Fetty Hoylman of St. Marys. She was a graduate of Perry High School, in Perry, Ohio, and had attended the St. Marys Church of the Nazarene.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Ivy Zelenek of Painesville, Ohio; son, James Eden of Cleveland; two brothers, John Hoylman and his wife, Jonelle of Painesville, and Michael Hoylman and his wife, Susan of Maumelle, Ark.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Burial will be held in the Marmet Cemetery, in Marmet, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News July 6, 2005

Donald A. Edgar

Donald A. Edgar, 51, of Newport died July 2, 2005, on St. George Island, Fla.

He was born June 11, 1954, in Marietta, a son of the late Arthur H. Edgar and the late Constance L. Bumgardner Edgar Whiting. He had been employed in the oil fields until his health failed. He was a graduate of Frontier High School with the class of 1972 and soon after joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for four years. He enjoyed the outdoors and liked to fish and hunt.

He is survived by two sons, Brian Edgar and his friend, Tristen, of St. George Island, Fla., and Eric Edgar and his friend, Amanda, of St. Marys; two brothers, Harold Edgar and Lisa of Williamstown and Frank Edgar and Pam of Newport; three sisters, Janet Thompson and Dan and Carol Fultz and Leroy, all of Newport, and Kathy McCrady and Bill of Marietta; and many nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Effie Edgar and Alice and Darrell Bumgardner.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home. Interment will be in Newport Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 9, 2004

Robert M. Edgell

PENNSBORO - Robert M. "Redbone" Edgell, 80, of Harrisville departed this life March 6, 2004, in Parkersburg.

Mr. Edgell was born Sept. 3, 1923, at Burnt House, W.Va., the son of the late Robert R. Edgell and Dovie Drake Edgell. He last worked for the Department of Highways as a truck driver.

Robert is survived by his wife, Nellie F. Jones Edgell; sons, Eddy Ray Edgell of Lancaster, Ohio, Danny Lowery of Oklahoma, Charles Edgell of Harrisville and Johnny and Jimmy Edgell, both of Pennsboro; daughters, Arzetta Cottrill of Coxs Mills, W.Va., Debra Haddox of Pennsboro, Carolyn Roche and Rebecca Brannon, both of Harrisville, Judy Fox of Smithville, W.Va., Virginia Simmons of Parkersburg and Cathy Mercer of Middlebourne, W.Va.; brothers, Frank Edgell of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Johnny Edgell of Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters, Lovicy Edgell of Parkersburg, Betty Ward of Williamstown, Zella Sinnett of Belpre and Mary Cox of Belmont; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Edgell is preceded in death by a brother, Glen Edgell and sisters, Katherine Epler, Jean King, Virginia Collins, Dolphine Collins and Geraldene Edgell.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. George Mackey officiating. Interment will follow in the King Knob Cemetery, Harrisville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - May 4, 1906

Charles Edward

Charles Edward died Tuesday evening of consumption, at his home in Hebron, after a lingering illness.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 17, 2005

Katherine Edwards

Katherine M. Edwards, 81, of St. Marys died Nov. 16, 2005, at The Arbors of Marietta.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. today and 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Katherine M. Edwards, 81, of St. Marys, WV, died, November 16, 2005, at The Arbors of Marietta. She was born, November 6, 1924, in Roane County, WV, a daughter of the late Barnabus Snow and Letha Shamblin Cook. She was a 1942 graduate of Roane County High School. She was a member of the George Street Church of Christ. She owned and operated the St. Marys Shop N’Save for 30 years. She is survived by one daughter, Debora Conner and her husband Glenn of Parkersburg, WV, one son, R. William (Bill) Edwards and his wife Annelle, of Marietta, three grandchildren Chad Edwards and his wife Lisa of Friendly, WV, Alyson Tornes and her husband Scott of Marietta, Cason Edwards of St. Marys, one brother, Calvin Cook, and one sister Madeline Phalen . In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Edwards and one brother, Roy Cook. Services will be held Friday, November 18, 2005, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours from 4 to 8 P. M. Thursday and 1 to 2 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the George Street Church of Christ, P.O Box 224 , St. Marys, WV 26170, and the Pleasants County Humane Society Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 420, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 30, 2007

Dorsie M. Efaw

Dorsie M. Efaw, 86, of Jackson Avenue, Sistersville, died Sept. 28, 2007, at Sistersville General Hospital.

She was born Aug. 19, 1921, in St. Marys, W.Va., the daughter of the late John and Sarah Elizabeth Blouir. She was a member of the Oxford Street Church of Christ, Sistersville.

She is survived by a son, James B. (Donna) Efaw Jr. of Sistersville; grandchildren, Tammy Sneed and Angela Brock of Indiana, Jodi Sulek of Virginia and James D. Efaw of Sistersville; great-grandchildren, Brandi, Brent, Sarah, Ian, Josh, Ashton, Randi, Adam and Jesse; great-great-grandson, C.J.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James B. “Buss” Efaw in 1994; a daughter, Dottie L. Efaw Moore in 2005; brothers, Delno “Bud” Blouir and Dick Blouir; and sisters, Violet “Peachy” Straight and Dorothy Straight.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, where service will be 1 p.m. Monday, with Evangelist Jerry Toothman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 21, 2006

Godfrey E. Efaw

Godfrey E. “John” Efaw, 63, of Belmont died Sept. 20, 2006.

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

(Posted by the Ingram Funeral Home)

Godfrey E. “John “ Efaw, 63, of Belmont, WV, died, September 20, 2006, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, OH. He was born, February 2, 1943, in St. Marys, WV, a son of the late Willard Boley and Opal Irene Smith Efaw. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, St. Marys, WV, and served in the U. S. Air Force from 1962 to 1966. He was a 1962 Graduate of St. Marys High School, and had been a chemical operator at the former Quaker Oil Refinery and Mid-Atlantic Fuels. He was employed by C. B. Capital. He was a handyman and Jack of all trades, and an avid motorcycle Rider. He is survived by two daughters, Angela D. Elliott and her husband, Dennis of St. Marys, WV, and Jennifer L. Dunn and her husband, Jeff of New Matamoras, OH, four sons, Godfrey E. “John” Efaw, II and his wife, Mary of St. Marys, WV, Mark Allen Efaw and his wife, Cathy of Williamstown, WV, Michael Anthony Efaw and his wife, Julie of Paden City, WV, and Timothy Jason Efaw and his wife, Cristina of Belmont, WV, twelve grandchildren, close friend, Martha Thompson of Sistersville, WV, three brothers, Mearl Efaw and his wife, Irene, Charles Efaw all of St. Marys, WV, and Raymond Lynch of Sistersville, WV, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Wanda Barrett Efaw. Services will be held Sunday, September 24, 2006, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Mike Reynolds officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, WV with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222, and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. Saturday and from 1 to 2 P. M. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 4, 2007

Grace L. Efaw

Grace L. Efaw, 76, of Belmont died Sept. 2, 2007.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Grace L. Efaw, 76, of Belmont, WV, died, September 2, 2007, at Carehaven of Pleasants in Belmont, WV. She was born, December 24, 1930, in Newport News, VA, a daughter of the late Stanley Walters and Martha May Hopkins Sands. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by a sister, Doris Yarbough of Riverside, CA, and a brother, Eugene Sands and his wife, Faye of Homosassa, FL, and several grandchildren, eleven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul Leslie Bailey and Alfred Efaw, and a sister, Lois Bright. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at 11 A. M. at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery with Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Friends may call from 9 to 11 A. M. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 5, 2009

John R. "Babe" Efaw

John R. "Babe" Efaw, 86, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away Oct. 4, 2009 at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.

He was born Jan. 24, 1923, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Theodochia Hamilton Efaw. He was a decorated U.S. Army combat veteran of World War II and a former prisoner of war, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Raven Rock United Methodist Church. He was retired from the former Quaker State Oil Refinery. He loved being with his family, watching football and making homemade wine.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mildred Winland Efaw; one son, John E. (Janet) Efaw of St. Marys; two daughters, Carmen (Frank) Morris of Auburn, W.Va., and Jennifer Efaw of St. Marys; grandsons, Matt (Kristine) Efaw of St. Marys and Kurt (Jennifer) Harvilak of Westminster, Md.; granddaughters, Michelle (Rick) Miller of St. Marys and Lori (Paul) Sizemore of Littlestown, Pa.; seven great-grandsons; one stepgreat-granddaughter; his dog, Coco; and many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by one brother, James "Buss" Efaw; several sisters; and one special grandson, David Harvilak.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Mark Mayfield officiating. Interment will be in the New Bethel Cemetery, Pleasants County, with military graveside rites. Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 26, 2005

Opal I. Efaw

Opal Irene Efaw, 86, of St. Marys died July 25, 2005.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with visitation 4-9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Opal Irene Efaw, 86, of St. Marys, WV, died, July 25, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. She was born, March 1, 1919, in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of the late Harry and Anna Smith. She was a member of the St. Marys Church of the Nazarene, and was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center, St. Marys, WV. She was an avid bingo player and a member of the Senior Citizens. She is survived by four sons, Mearl Efaw and his wife, Irene, and Charles Efaw all of St. Marys, WV, Godfrey Efaw of Belmont, WV, and Raymond Lynch of Sistersville, WV, ten grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Grace Storie, and one brother, Pearl Smith. Services will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery (Error - Buried at Old St. Marys]. Calling hours from 4 to 9 P. M. Tuesday and up until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 31, 2007

Bill Elder

Bill Elder, 76, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Aug. 29, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg.

He was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Thomas C. and Bernice Wiley Elder. He was a 1951 graduate of St. Marys High School, a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and had been a clerk at the former Gerber’s Grocery. He was owner and operator of Elder’s Sunoco Service Station, had been employed at Sterling Oil and was owner and operator of the Moore’s Store. He was a former Pleasants County Commissioner, was a member of the Board of Directors of Pleasants County Bank and was a member and trustee of the St. Marys United Methodist Church. He was a member of the St. Marys Lodge 41 A. F. & A. M. His hobbies included working around home, enjoying his family and friends, and being around people.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Margaret Bills Elder; children, Stephanie Hooper and her husband, Jim, of St. Marys and Thomas Elder and his wife, Sabra, of King, N.C.; grandchildren, Andrew Hooper, Patrick Hooper, Mary Hooper, Alek Elder and Aleah Elder; great-granddaughter, Meechelle Fair; sister, Phyllis Muzzillo of Viera, Fla.; two brothers, Gale Elder of Lexington, Ohio, and Cecil Elder and his wife, Kathy, of St. Marys; sister-in-law, Sue Elder of Vienna; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Sophie Hooper; brother, Stanley Elder; sister, Ruth; and twin infant sisters.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Marys United Methodist Church in St. Marys with Pastors Larry Hooper and Pam Shuman officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church.

The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to either the Stainless Glass Restoration Fund, c/o St. Marys United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 100, St. Marys, WV 26170, or the Pleasants County Library, 101 Lafayette Street, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Caleb Robert Elder

Caleb Robert Elder, infant son of Rob and Sheri Elder died March 26, 2002, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparents, Delbert and Kathy Elder of St. Marys; maternal grandparents, David and Kathy Binegar of Newport, OH; one uncle, Jason Elder and his wife, Kendra of College Station, TX; and one uncle, Bryon Binegar of Newport.

A graveside service will be held at the family's convenience

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News May 25, 2006

Denton F. Elder

Denton F. Elder, 71, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away May 24, 2006.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(As posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Denton Franklin Elder, 71, of St. Marys, WV, passed away, May 24, 2006, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. He was born, January 30, 1935, in Pleasants Co., WV a son of the late Roy William and Lennie Mae Bailey Elder. He was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center, he enjoyed the outdoors, and he loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Lula Belle Parsons Elder, 4 daughters, Sandra Lee Dunn (Sonny) of Hundred, WV, Tammy Kay Wince (Darrell) of St. Marys, Karen Sue Thompson (Roy) of Sardis, OH, Linda Marie Barnhart (Charlie) of St. Marys, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents he is preceded by one brother, Carl Elder, sister, Ruby Virtue, and one nephew, James Elder. Services will be held Friday, May 26, 2006 at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV, with the Rev. George Burns officiating. Interment will be in the Elder Family Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. on Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Edith M. Elder

Edith M. Elder, 92, of Route 2, St. Marys, died Jan. 8, 2002, at Carehaven of Pleasants of Belmont, W.Va.

She was born Dec. 15, 1909, in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Charles and Nancy Bailey Fetty. She married Lawrence Elder, who preceded her on Nov. 29, 1987. They were a happy union for 60 years.

She attended and was an active member of the Clay Point Church all the years that the church was open. She was active in the beginning operation of senior citizens, quilt-making was one of her greatest joys. She was a busy homemaker, loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by six daughters, Esther Winland of Williamstown, June Jones of Coolville, Ohio, Beth Hess of Parkersburg and Carole Bills, Carmen Powell and Jackie McIntyre, all of St. Marys; four sons, Lyle Elder of White Plains, Md., John Elder of Canton, Ga. and Delbert Elder and Charles R. Elder, both of St. Marys; three sisters, Velma Hall of St. Marys, Eliner North of Reno, Ohio and Micha Tennant of Wellsburg, W.Va.; four brothers, Archie Fetty and Russell Fetty, both of Weirton, W.Va. and Charles and Donald Fetty, both of St. Marys; 24 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys. Pastor Ron Branch will officiate. Burial will be in Lamp Cemetery of Pleasants County. Calling hours are from noon-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News October 8, 2005

James L. Elder

James Lee Elder, 55, of St. Marys died Oct. 6, 2005, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 28, 1950, in Pleasants County, a son of Deloris Leasure Elder of St. Marys and the late Carl L. Elder. He was a truck driver throughout his entire life and he was presently employed with Linde Gas. He was a member of the Teamsters and his hobbies included hunting and farming.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three children, Bradley J. Elder and wife, Lindsey, of Franklin, Pa., Brian C. Elder and wife, Brenda, of Malvern, Ohio, and Kristina D. VanNoy and husband, Newman, of Newport, Ohio; one stepson, Paul W. Cusick and wife, Kelley, of Magnolia, Ohio; two sisters, Barbara L. Lee and husband, Larry, of Sardis, Ohio, and Betty L. Metz of St. Marys; his significant other, Karen K. Karch of St. Marys; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; a few great-nieces and great-nephews; good friends, Scott and Holly Jemison; and many other loved ones and friends. He will be missed by all.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one niece, Melissa D. Boley; his grandparents; many aunts and uncles; and his wife of 20 years and the mother of his children, Janice E. Bailey Elder.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. George Burns officiating. Burial will be in the Elder Family Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Ridge, Pleasants County. Calling hours are from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to help pay for funeral expenses and can be sent to Karen Karch, 7905 Mt. Carmel Ridge Road, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - December 16, 2003

Joseph Elder

BELMONT - Joseph Allen Elder, 47, of Belmont died Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born Jan. 17, 1956, in St. Marys, a son of the late Floyd Elder and Garnet Barnhart Elder Boley.

He is survived by two brothers, Lisle Elder of St. Marys and Roger Elder of Greenwood; two sisters, Judy Carmack of Tracy, Calif. and Adalene Adams and her husband, Joe, of Weirton; and several nieces, and nephews. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. today at the Mount Nebo Cemetery, Pleasants County, with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 24, 2004

Lisle B. Elder

Lisle Buster Elder, 60, of Rt. 3, St. Marys died Sept. 21, 2004, at his residence.

He was born April 11, 1944, at Mt. Carmel Ridge, Pleasants County, a son of the late Floyd W. Elder and Garnet Barnhart Elder Boley. He was a member of the Cow Creek United Methodist Church. He had been a mechanic with the former Clovis Motor Co. of St. Marys for 30 years. He had worked at Wal-Mart as a mechanic and had also worked at the former Paos Feed in Belmont. His hobbies included ham radio and hunting.

He is survived by three children, Lisle M. Elder and his wife, Rebecca, of Belmont, and Misty Miller and her husband, Mike, and Sheila Ramsey and her husband, Hector, all of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Kendra and Shannon Ramsey and Justin and Brandon Miller, all of St. Marys; one brother, Roger Elder of Greenwood, W.Va.; two sisters, Judy Carmack of Tracy, Calif., and Adalene Adams and her husband, Joe, of Weirton, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mona Mae Kelley Elder; one daughter, Melissa Elder; and one brother, Joseph Elder.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Roy Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Ruckman Cemetery, Cow Creek, Pleasants County. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 16, 2008

Lula Belle Elder

Lula Belle Elder, 70, of St. Marys, died March 14, 2008.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Monday and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Lula Belle Elder, 70, of St. Marys, WV, died, March 14, 2008, at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg, WV. She was born, July 30, 1937, in Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late Russell Earl and Mildred Kidder Parsons. She was a member of the Mt. Nebo Church of Christ. She had worked for the former Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys, WV, and had done in home care and cleaning for the elderly. She had canned produce for numerous people. She was a mom to many and a grandma to most. Her passion was cooking and she loved her family. She is survived by four daughters, Sandra Lee Dunn and her friend, Sonny Cunningham of Hundred, WV, Tammy Kay Wince and her husband, Darrell of St. Marys, WV, Karen Sue Thompson and her husband, Roy of Sardis, OH, and Linda Marie Barnhart and her husband, Charles of St. Marys, WV, eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, three sisters, Phyllis Northcraft, Twyla Lamp, and Sylvia Gainer, and two brothers, Bill Parsons and John Parsons, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Denton Elder, three brothers, Gene Parsons, Glen Parsons, and Edward Parsons, and one sisters, Virginia Hope Parsons. Services will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Bud Corbin officiating. Interment will be in the Elder Family Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Ridge, Pleasants County, WV. Friends may call from 4 to 9 P. M. Monday and up until service time Tuesday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 13, 2009

Sharon K. Elder

Sharon K. Elder, 58, of Vienna, passed away on Aug. 12, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born in Sistersville, a daughter of the late Carl and June Wickham Pickens. She was a 1968 graduate of St. Marys High School and a 1970 graduate of Camden-Clark School of Radiology.

She was a member of the Broadway Nazarene Church.

Sharon is survived by her two children, Sherri Brockmeier and Craig of Marietta and Simon Knotts III of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; three brothers; four sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd "Pete" Elder; one brother, Randy; and her grandparents who raised her.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Broadway Nazarene Church with Pastor Bill Hines officiating. Burial will be at the Oddfellows Cemetery in Cairo. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - May 12, 1905

Death of D. J. Elliott

Mr. D. J. Elliott, for many years a resident of this city, died at his home at Willow Island, after a protracted illness, due to ailments incident to old age. Mr. Elliott was 76 years of age and he is survived by his wife and five children, two of whom reside at home. The funeral occurred Monday afternoon, services being held at the Willow Island Baptist church, of which the deceased was a member. The interment was at the Triplett cemetery.

Mr. W. S. Elliott, the well known contractor of this city, was a brother of the deceased.

Parkersburg Sentinel.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle April 14, 1966

MRS. MARY ELLIOTT

Mrs. Mary Ann Ruckman Elliott, 93, St. Marys, Route 3, died at her residence Friday. She was born in Pleasants County, daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Ruckman, and was a member of the Cow Creek Methodist Church.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Cassie Kelly of Belmont, and Mrs Bessie Reynolds, Florence Ruckman and Mrs. Mabel Kent all of St. Marys, Rt. 3, and a brother, William Ruckman of Schultz.

One brother and a sister preceded her in death. Her husband John D. Elliott is deceased.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:00 p. m. at the Cow Creek Methodist Church with the Rev. Hollie Thompson in charge. Interment was made in the Ruckman cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 5, 2006

Mildred I. Elliott

Mildred Isabel Elliott, 82, of Harrisville died Dec. 4, 2006, at Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.

She was born Jan. 31, 1924, at Burnt House, W.Va., the daughter of the late Archie Wave and Mellie Pearl Hinzman Cox.

Mildred graduated from Harrisville High School in 1942. She was a former owner/operator of The Spot Restaurant, Harrisville, and had worked at Colin Anderson Center, St. Marys, as a psychiatric aide for 12 years. She was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Toni Kay Meador of Harrisville; sons, Anthony Wayne of Metz, W.Va., Larry Bill Elliott of Hanover, Md., and Dr. Terry L. Elliott of Wheeling, W.Va.; sister, Clarice Winifred Keith of Palm Harbor, Fla.; grandchildren, Lisa Ann Meador Ervine of Martinsburg, W.Va., Mackenzie Anthony Wayne of Metz, Alisha Hershman, Brian Elliott, Christine Elliott, Rebecca Lynn Elliott, Ashley Elliott and Kaitlynn Elliott; great-grandchildren, Rebekah Noelle Ervine, David William Ervine, Brannon M. Ferrell, Brice Ferrell, Loran Elliott, Emma Hershman and Andrew David Hershman; and special friend, Sandy Rooks.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Anthony Wayne Sr.; second husband, Charles A. Elliott; daughter, Patricia Ann Wayne; son-in-law, David Meador; and brother, Marvin K. Cox.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mildred Elliott may be made to The Ritchie County Community Foundation to the Wayne-Meador-Elliott Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 178, Harrisville, WV 26362.

(Gerald Bills)


ELLIS
Brooks Fleming Ellis

St. Marys Oracle, July 15, 1976

BROOKS FLEMING ELLIS

Brooks Fleming Ellis, 78, internationally known geologist and educator, died at his Greens Run home Sunday, July 11, 1976.

The noted geologist had returned to his native county after a distinguished career and had built a retirement home overlooking the Ohio River just below St. Marys.

A 1916 graduate of St. Marys High School, he had been honored in 1975 by fellow graduates as SMHS alumnus of the year.

He is survived by his widow, Alice Gilman Ellis, and a brother, Benjamin L. Ellis of Goldsmith, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nell Reed Ellis, and five brothers.

He was born in Jonestown, Pleasants County, a son of the late Leander and Harriet Fleming Ellis. He was a veteran of World War I.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the family residence, with the Rev. R. Daniel Simmons officiating. Rev. Simmons officiated at a mass resurrection at the home Tuesday night.

Active pallbearers were John Riggs, Glen Westbrook, John Efaw, Clark Miller, Bernard Tice, Jim Sweeney, Clarence Cornell and Kramer Sellers. Honorary pallbearers included John Powell, Nickola Riggs, Richard Paynter, Julian Hall, Ed Weber, Edgar Simonton and E. Turner Fleming.

Ruttencutter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The famed geologist, who may have known more about the Egyptian oil fields than any man in this country, retired to his St. Marys home in 1974. The native Pleasants countian had served as an instructor at St. Marys High School during 1923-26 in the beginning of his distinguished career as an educator.

He was head of the Department of Geology at New York University and this was his base at one time for world-wide work in his field. He retired from NYU in 1966, later retired from his position with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

He was listed in Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World. He was also listed in " American Men of Science."

He authored many works, was senior author of 69 volumes on one group, 29 on another group, and had two three-volume works besides. He edited an international quarterly and published a number of works for use by all large oil companies and their subsidiaries throughout the world. He directed research ships working on marine sediments and sedimentation on the bottom of the Persian Gulf.

Marietta College gave him an honorary doctorate in 1953 and he was honored all over the world.

He held membership in all the leading geological and scientific societies of the world.

He and his wife had resided in Scarsdale, N.Y., prior to their return to St. Marys three years ago.

(Daniel Smith Jr.)


The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, OH April 5, 2009

Esther P. Ellison

Esther P. Ellison (nee Rice), 72, of Elyria, Ohio passed away Thursday, April 2, 2009 at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria after a lengthy illness. She was born February 22, 1937 in St. Marys, West Virginia.

Esther was employed by Schuster’s Greenhouse in Elyria. She enjoyed taking care of her grandkids, particularly Matthew and Jarred Panter.

Mrs. Ellison is survived by her husband of 55 years, Fred Ellison of Elyria; children Raymond (wife Tricia) Ellison of Elyria, Claudia (husband David) Conley, Judy (husband Todd) Hoffman of Orlando, FL, John Ellison of Elyria, Brenda (husband Dominic) Campolo of Elyria, and Bonnie (husband John) Slanczka of Elyria; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Lena (Bailey) Rice, siblings Donald, Lloyd, and Audrey; great-grandchildren Caitlyn and Kenny Jr.

Friends may call Monday, April 6 from 4 – 8 pm at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second St. in Elyria. Graveside service and burial will be at Lamp Cemetery in St. Marys, WV on Wednesday, April 8 at 1:00 pm.

(Gerald Bills)


The St. Marys Oracle - May 7, 1936

CHRISTIAN FREDERICK ENGLE

Christian F. Engle, 61, of Willow, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, after a general decline in health. Funeral services were held this (Thursday) afternoon at the Willow Island Baptist Church in charge of Rev. Guy Vincent. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and four children, Harold, at Willow; Alden of Boulder Dam, Colo., Eugene of Sistersville; and Mrs. Myron Sweeney of St. Marys; also three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ada McCoy of Sistersville.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times March 5, 2007

Lettie M. Erb

NEW MATAMORAS — Lettie Marie Erb, 83, of New Matamoras, went to be with the Lord and reunite with her loved ones at 9:34 p.m. Thursday (March 1, 2007).

She was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Monroe County, a daughter of Harvey and Hattie Cline Jones. She was raised in Marr and attended Bloomfield School. Lettie was a housewife and homemaker. The greatest joy of her life and what she cherished most was the time she spent with her family. She was a Baptist by faith.

On June 19, 1940, she married Dewey Erb, who preceded her in death in 1997.

Lettie is survived by four sons, Reuben (Wilma) of St. Marys, Gerald (Kathy) of Reno, Phillip of Cleveland, Larry (Margaret) of Akron; and seven daughters, Shirley Williams of New Matamoras, Edith (Jim) Buck of Lower Salem, Ruby Shafer of Reno, Mary Murphy of Newport, Donna Erb Riley, Florence (Bruce) Wriston, all of Marietta, and Marilyn (Rodney) Leach of Christmas, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Helen Rohbaugh; infant son, Norman; two grandsons; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; daughter-in-law, Joan Erb; son-in-law, James Williams; four sisters, Ida Wittenkind, Ada Klodt, Lizzie Ridgeway, and Freda Erb; and four brothers, Charles, Herbert, Jasper, and James Jones.

Funeral services were held Sunday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with David Beaver officiating. Burial was in Sitka Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 28, 2008

Reuben E. Erb

Reuben E. Erb, 65, of St. Marys, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Sept. 26, 2008, after a hard fought battle with cancer.

He was born Jan. 2, 1943, in Caywood, Washington County, Ohio, the eldest son of Dewey and Lillie Jones Erb. He was a loving and dedicated father, husband, grandfather and brother. He was a member of the Carpenters Local 899 for 30 years. He retired from Schneider Construction Company after 14 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Wilma Williams Erb; one daughter, Vickie Bineger (Jeff) of Newport, Ohio; two sons, Time Erb (Sarah) of New Matamoras, Ohio, and Tony Erb of Wooster, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Teresa Williamson (Dale) and Sharon Childers (Terry) of St. Marys; three stepsons, Earl Hefner (Tammy) and Joe Hefner of St. Marys and Dale Lee Hefner of Cambridge, Ohio; mother-in-law, Hazel Williams of St. Marys; seven grandchildren, Chelsea and Tyler Binegar and Mitch, Brooke, Jenna and Leeah Erb and Jarrett Erb; 10 step grandchildren, Terry Childers II, Heather Cantwell, Crystal Childers, Rosanna Nelson, Diana Holland, Melissa Blair, Joseph Hefner, Sheena Hefner and Nick and Randy Kukich; six step great-grandchildren; his very special buddy, Issiah Cantwell; three brothers, Phil, Gerald and Larry Erb; seven sisters, Shirley Williams, Edith Buck, Ruby Shafer, Mary Murphy, Bobbins Wriston, Donna Rileyand Marilyn Leach; one great-aunt, Florence Allen of Marietta; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Terry and Troy Erb; one stepson, Denny Kukich Jr.; one sister, Helen Roanbach; one brother, Norman Erb; one granddaughter, Christina Erb; and one step granddaughter, Nicole Williamson.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Lloyd Westbrook officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 16, 2008

Beverly Karen Jenkins Evans

Beverly Karen Jenkins Evans, 65, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away Oct. 14, 2008.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours will be from noon until the time of the service today at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Beverly Karen Jenkins Evans, 65, of St. Marys, WV, passed away, October 14, 2008 at her residence. She was born on June 13, 1943 in Adams Co., OH, a daughter of the late Mary Hughes Cluxton. She attended Zoar Baptist Church. Beverly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and working in her rose garden. She is survived by four daughters, Tammy Cox and her husband, Steve, of Belpre, OH, Ginger Childers and her husband, Rickey, Susie Rea and her husband, Steve, Debbie Jenkins all of St. Marys, WV, 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, special friend, Durval (Dub) Mossor, and her dog, Honey. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Jenkins, and one son, Mark Anthony (Tony) Jenkins. Services will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV. Interment will be in the St. Marys I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 12 Noon until the time of the service on Thursday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 14, 2007

Donna K. Evans

Donna Kay Evans, 52, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, passed away suddenly April 11, 2007, at Akron City Hospital.

A loving mother and grandmother, born in Marietta, Ohio, on Dec. 21, 1954, she was a graduate of St. Marys High School in St. Marys, W.Va.

Survivors include two daughters, Amy (Charles) Miller of Akron and Amanda Evans and husband, Aaron Estes, of Cuyahoga Falls; her parents, Orville and Dortha Wilson Crousser of Fleming, Ohio; two sisters, Shelia Davis of Lowell, Ohio, and Dolores Moneypenny of St. Marys; three brothers, Chris and Mike Crousser of Fleming and Steve Crousser of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Shaelene Evans, Kobe and Bryce Miller and Austin Estes; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 16, with calling hours from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at Adams Mason Memorial Chapel, 791 E. Market St., Akron, OH 44305.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. April 18 at Maple Lane Baptist Church, Hebron Rd., Hebron, W.Va.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 16, 2006

Julia F. Evans

Julia Farson Evans, 87, of Belmont died May 15, 2006, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born March 19, 1919, at Willow Island, W.Va., a daughter of the late James Henry and Beatrice Cronin Farson. She was a life long member of the Willow Island Baptist Church and a 1938 graduate of St. Marys High School. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, quilting, tatting and collecting instruction books on all of them. She loved her flowers.

She is survived by three children, Dorothy Ellen Evans and John William Evans, both of Belmont, and Amy Elizabeth Evans of Columbus; and a half brother, Charlie Crawford of Antioch, Ohio

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Fred William Evans, and a half brother, Walter Crawford.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Kelly Snyder officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia July 16, 2006

Evans, Martha Francis

Martha Frances Snyder Evans, born February 28, 1926, in St. Mary's, Pleasants County, West Virginia, 80 years old, died on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Lt. Col. Arthur Gail Snyder, originally of Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia, and the late Frances Elizabeth Reynolds Snyder formerly of St. Mary's, Pleasants County, West Virginia.

Mrs. Evans attended schools in St. Mary's, West Virginia and in Phoenix, Arizona. She began study at George Washington University in Washington DC at the age of 16 and quickly earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Law degrees, followed by a Juris Doctor degree completed while she worked as a clerk in the Pentagon and waited to be old enough to take the bar exam, which she passed on the first try. Admitted to practice in the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Military Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the Supreme Court of the United States, she worked in Washington as a lawyer for the War Claims Settlement Commission until her marriage, and enjoyed her reserve activities in the United States Air Force until leaving the service as a captain upon the birth of her daughter.

An enthusiastic target shooter in local, regional and national events, and the second woman ever to earn the gold "Distinguished Pistol Badge" for excellence in competition with the service pistol, Mrs. Evans was a proud life member of the National Rifle Association. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution for approximately 50 years, the last 36 of which she was a member of the Jack Jouett Chapter in Charlottesville. As an avid genealogist and personal computing pioneer, she was also an enthusiastic member of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association Computer Interest Group in Charlottesville. She was a skillful quilter and needlewoman, as well as a knowledgeable gardener; she was talented in both music and poetry, and unbeatable at solving puzzles. Other interests included reading, investing, and kitties.

Mrs. Evans is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Clifford B Evans of Charlottesville; and her daughter Frances Katherine Evans Parsons and son-in -law, Kerry W Parsons of Ruckersville, Virginia, all of whom will miss her for the rest of their lives.

Burial arrangements are incomplete.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the giver's favorite charity.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 29, 2005

Mildred M. Evans

Mildred M. Evans, 89, of Hebron, Pleasants County, W.Va., departed this life on Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Belmont, W.Va.

Mrs. Evans was a homemaker, a member of the Hebron Community Club and the Church of Christ at Pine Grove.

She is survived by a son, Virgil Evans of Massillon, Ohio; daughters, Betty Whaley of Carrollton, Ohio, Helen Whaley of Hebron, W.Va., Nila Burkett of Massillon and Bernadine Walker of St. Marys; 31 grandchildren; and many great and great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar N. Evans; brothers, Donald, Jerry, John, Gale and Stanley Simonton; and a sister, Becky Sunderman.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Pine Grove Church of Christ, with Evangelist Richard Parsons officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, and one hour prior to service Monday at the Pine Grove Church of Christ.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 11, 2006

Treva J. Evans

Treva Jean Evans, 66, of Marietta died 9 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2006, in the Arbors at Marietta.

She was born Aug. 20, 1939, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Roland Dye and Garnet Dye Henthorn. Treva was married to Donald Evans, who preceded her in death in 1990.

She is survived by two sons and two daughters, James Kevin Walker of Florence, S.C., Donald Wayne Evans Jr. of Charleston, W.Va., Susan Marie Cecil of Charleston and Kathy Elaine Evans of Hurricane; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Garnet Dye Henthorn and eight brothers and sisters, Harold Dye of Porterfield, Catherine Miller of Devola, Richard Henthorn, Gary Henthorn, David Henthorn, Shirley Kirkbride, Donald Henthorn and Barbara Bohen.

In addition to her husband and father, she was preceded in death by one son, Wesley Brian Walker, and one brother, Charles Henthorn.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, with Pastor James P. Rushing officiating. Interment will follow in Barlow Central Cemetery. Friends may call up until the hour of services at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 19, 2004

Roy E. Everett

ST. MARYS - Roy E. Everett, 68, of Route 1, St. Marys died March 17, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born May 14, 1935, in Ritchie County, a son of the late Gale and Iva Ingram Everett. He was retired from Alpharma. He had worked 43 years beginning with American Cyanamid, Cytec, Roche and now Alpharma. His hobbies include gardening, fishing and woodworking.

He is survived by one daughter, Darlene Richards of Pennsboro; four sons, Roger Everett, Randy Everett, Bill Everett and Mike Everett, all of St. Marys; 14 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and his companion, Nancy Kerns of Cairo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard Everett.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Bud Corbin officiating. Burial will be in the Ingram Ridge Cemetery, Ritchie County. Calling hours will be from 4-9 p.m. Saturday and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, www.Ingramfh.com

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - July 8, 1910

ADAM EVERLY DEAD

Adam Everly, an aged citizen of Grant District died at his home after a lingering illness. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternnon.

(Note: "History of West Virginia" Vol. III by James Morton Callahan (1923), page 609 identifies Adam Everly as a Civil War Veteran having served in the 7 W. Va. Inf.from Preston County, W. Va. and having settled in Pleasants County after the war. Also, Ancestry.com shows Everly, Adam Co. A & W. Va. Private Union. Adam Everly is buried in the Johnson Cemetery, Pleasants County, WV -GEB)

(Gerald Bills)


ELIZABETH ANN JOHNSON EVERLY

St. Marys Oracle, Thursday, April 11, 1935

Mrs. William Everly, 89 died at her home in Sistersville Monday morning at 11 o’clock after a lingering illness of two years. She was born at Waverly, being the daughter of Ammiel and Sophia Johnson. She and her husband resided near Waverly until about ten years ago, when they moved to Sistersville. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Jonathan Moore of Sistersivlle; one son, T. E. Everly of Pursley and one foster son, H. C. Johnson of Eureka. One daughter, Mrs. Bertha Rexroad preceded her in death on May 6, 1934. One sister, Mrs. Alice Briscoe of Hollidays Cover, and one brother, I. O. Johnson of Marietta, also survive. Mis Virgie Everly of this city is a granddaughter.

Following a brief service at the home on McCoy Heights Thursday at 12 o’clock, funeral service was held in the Methodist church at Waverly at 2 p.m. conducted by Evangelis Harper. Burial was made in the Johnson cemetery.

(Judy Burns)


MARGARET MELISSA JOHNSON EVERLY

Pleasants County Leader, Friday, November 22, 1918

Mrs. Margaret M. Everly, well known resident of this county peacefully passed away Sunday, October 27th at her home near Waverly. She was aged 71 years. Death was due to a complication of diseases. She had been a resident of this county all her life.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Redding, of Waverly, on Tuesday, October 27th. Interment in the Johnson cemetery.

(Judy Burns)


The St. Marys Oracle - May 7, 1936

WILLIAM EVERLY

William Everly, past 94 years, died Tuesday morning at the home of his son, T. E. Everly at Pursley, after a week's illness. He was a son of the late Lewis and Eve Everly, born on October 23, 1841 in Preston county. He married Miss Elizabeth Johnson of Pleasants county, May 4, 1865.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. Jonathan Moore of Sistersville and T. E. Everly of Pursley, also one adopted son H. C. Johnson of Eureka.

Short funeral services were held at the Moore home in Sistersville Thursday, after which the body was taken to Johnson cemetery Waverly for interment.

(Note: "History of West Virginia" Vol. III by James Morton Callahan (1923), page 609 identifies William as a teamster in the Union Army during the Civil War. The Johnson Cemetery is in Pleasants County and William. Everly served as Postmaster at Cluster from March 2, 1888 until October 15, 1906.- GEB)

(Gerald Bills)


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