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Parkersburg News December 8, 2008

Clayton K. "Clay" Faris

Clayton K. "Clay" Faris, 62, of Belmont, Pleasants County, W.Va., departed this life Dec. 5, 2008, at the family residence following a short illness.

Clay was born Aug. 28, 1946, in Parkersburg, the son of the late Oliver Clayton and Mary Brumley Faris. He was retired from Union Carbide, later known as OSI, Sistersville Plant, as a Chemical Operator. He was a member of the International Chemical Workers Union, Local 698, Sistersville Plant. He was a graduate of St. Marys High School, St. Marys, W.Va., with the Class of 1965.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda Kay Hadley Faris; daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Will Stanton of Belmont, W.Va.; and grandchildren, Derek Barnhart and Blake and Luke Stanton.

In addition to his parents, Clay was preceded in death by a sister, Marcia Kahn.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, W.Va., with the Rev. Martin L. "Bud" Corbin officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lane Cemetery at Maple Lane near Hebron, W.Va. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - May 9, 1902

Two Die of Measles (Farley Infants)

Two deaths, in the family of Frank Farley, of French Creek have occurred in the past two weeks, the results of measles. Both victims were small children. The last death occurred last Sunday, and the first on the Sunday preceding.

Mr. and Mrs. Farley have been the victims of direst misfortunes. Last fall their house burned together with all household effects.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 11, 2006

Pat Farley

Paschal D. “Pat” Farley, 71, of Parkersburg went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 9, 2006.

He was born Sept. 21, 1934, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Moody and Anna Williams Farley. He retired from the City of Parkersburg after 21 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Broadway Church of the Nazarene. Pat enjoyed spending time with all his grandchildren, hunting, fishing and vacations along the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

He is survived by his wife, Nina, whom he married Dec. 14, 1957; three sons, Lester Farley of Parkersburg, Mike Farley and his wife, Becky, of Elizabeth and Larry Farley and his wife, Zella, of Manteo, N.C.; three daughters, Debbie White of Ernl, N.C., Pam Emigh of St. Marys and Linda Keffer and her husband, Mike, of Columbus, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Clement Farley and his wife, Vi, of Vienna.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Verl Farley; and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Broadway Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Harold Custer officiating. Burial will follow at Center Valley Cemetery, Peewee, W.Va. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times October 12, 2006

Peggy Ann Farley

Peggy Ann Farley, 70, of Williamstown died at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 10, 2006) at her residence.

She was born in Marietta on July 21, 1936, to Clifford and Dorothy Cutshaw Biehl. She was a 1955 graduate of Williamstown High School and was a 1972 graduate of the last practical nursing class to graduate under the Marietta City School District. She had worked as a window trimmer for Otto Brothers Department Store, she married, then worked for many years for Dr. Earl C. Hahn in St. Marys, W.Va. She retired from the Washington County Home in 1996. Peggy had volunteered for the Red Cross for many years.

She is survived by her father of Marietta; two sons, Martin Thomas Farley of Pickerington, and Mark William Farley (Jo Ann) of Brunswick; a daughter, Melanie Louise Stephan (Mark) of Little Hocking; seven grandchildren, Wesley Alan Sams, Garrett Thomas Danielson, Dylan Clinton Farley, Kayla Ann Farley, Cassandra Jo Farley, Michael Anthony Stephan, and Martin Sanders Stephan; a brother, John David Biehl (Rochell) of Lowell; a sister, Linda Sue Burgett of Ashtabula; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Thomas Farley on Jan. 13, 1970; they had been married on Sept. 29, 1956. Her mother also preceded her in death.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at New St. Mary’s Cemetery, with her brother, John David Biehl officiating. Friends may call at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home on Friday two hours prior to her services.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 4, 2007

Jacqueline S. Farr

Jacqueline Sue Northrop Farr, 72, of Mineral Wells, passed away April 1, 2007, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

She was born March 20, 1935, in Marietta, Ohio, a daughter of the late Floyd and Wanda Longfellow Stoffel. She attended Marietta High, retired from Cytec Inc. at Willow Island, was a member of both the Order of Eastern Star 31 in St. Marys, Women of the Moose 1118, a member of the Elks Lodge, Parkersburg, and she was a Methodist by faith.

She is survived by her husband, Larry T. Farr; three sons, Rodney W. Northrop and Timothy (Amy) O. Northrop, both of St. Marys, and Todd E. (Shannon) Northrop of Marietta; two daughters, Angela (Glen) Smith of Marietta and Mary Shawn (Mark) Haddox of St. Marys; grandchildren, Amanda and Christopher Northrop, Joshua Horner, Jennalea, Corey, Kelsi, Lexi, Conner, Teddi, Jacob and Bernard Northrop, Cortney and Gabe Haddox and Emily and Hallie Northrop; five great-grandchildren, Jalyn Burke, Cameron, Micayla and Landon Horner and Katelyn Huddleston. stepchildren, Robert Farr of Knoxville, Tenn., Beverly Minear of Williamstown and Jonathan Farr of Parkersburg; and one sister, Mary Bradford and late husband, Carl, of Williamstown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ted Northrop; and stepfather, Eugene Cortney (Pappy).

The Eastern Star service will be 2 p.m. Thursday with funeral services immediately following at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


CLYDE FARSON

Pleasants County Leader - April 6, 1906

Death Enters Home Of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Farson

On Sunday evening March 25, 1906, death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Farsons and took as its victim their youngest son, Clyde, aged 12 years, 7 months, 2 days.

He had been sick since January 1, 1904. He bore his pain patiently until death.

On November 15, 1904, he was baptized by the M. E. Church at Horseneck and has since that time been a faithful christian.

He was a bright, winsome, loving brother.

The funeral occurred Tuesday at the Malone Cemetery on Horseneck. He leaves a father and mother, two sisters and one brother to mourn their loss.

(Gerald Bills)


Edith Higgins Hamilton Farson

Edith Higgins Hamilton Farson, 84, of Route 2, St. Marys, died Dec. 5, 2001, at Carehaven of Pleasants in Belmont, W.Va.

She was born Dec. 5, 1917, in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Harry and Verne May Cronin Higgins. She was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church and the Pike Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Frank Farson; two sons, Charles Hamilton and his wife, Shirley and Wayne T. Hamilton and his wife, Patricia, all of Waverly, W.Va.; four granddaughters; two grandsons; six great-granddaughters; four great-grandsons; two great-great-granddaughters; one stepson, Charles Farson and his wife, Patricia of St. Marys; two stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Everett Higgins of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Floyd E. Hamilton in 1981; one son, Francis 'Jack' Casto; one great-grandson; two sisters, Mabel Bennett and Eva Higgins; and three brothers, Fred Higgins, James Higgins and Roy Higgins.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys. Evangelist Cecil Dotson will officiate. Burial will be in Willow Island Cemetery of Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours are from 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Tammy Lynn Farson

Tammy Lynn Farson, 44, of St. Marys, died Nov. 13, 2001, at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pa.

She was born Oct. 18, 1957, in Marietta, daughter of Claude Dale Farson of Waverly, and Lucille Wise Farson of St. Marys. She was a 1975 graduate of St. Marys High School and a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church. She attended West Liberty State College and West Virginia University. She was the director of The Learning Center at Johnson & Wales University of Charleston, S.C. Her hobbies included bicycling, skiing and horseback riding. She loved the outdoors.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by one sister, Odessa Dale Farson; and her grandparents.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, the Rev. Margie Carr-Nickol will officiate. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery of Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Starzl Transplant Institute, 3708 Fifth Ave., Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News October 26, 2008

William H. "Bill" Farson

William H. "Bill" Farson, 56, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Oct. 24, 2008.

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

(Posted by Ingram Funeral home)

William H. “Bill” Farson, 56, of St. Marys, WV, died, October 24, 2008, at his residence. He was born, June 2, 1952, in Wood County, WV, a son of the late Joseph Carl and Edna Virginia Maston Farson. He had been employed by Asplundh Tree Service and Dave Hensler as a timberer. He had served in the U. S. Army and was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his Fiancée, Shirley West of St. Marys, WV, one son, Greg Farson of St. Marys, WV, one daughter, Rebecca Sams of Parkersburg, WV, two step daughters, Michelle West of St. Marys, WV, and Diana Corbin of Lubeck, WV, two step sons, Jay Scoggan of Clay County, WV, and Nathan West of St. Marys, WV, several grandchildren, one sister, Nancy Davis Vannoy of Belmont, WV, four brothers, Joseph C. Farson, Larry Dale Farson, Robert H. Farson, and Jack Lee Farson all of St. Marys, WV, several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Ron Boley and Harold "Groundhog" Jeffers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a companion, Lucille Scoggan. Services will be held Monday, October 27, 2008, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Randy Stewart officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, OH. Friends may call from 11 A. M. to 2 P. M. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 17, 2004

Amanda E. Farnsworth

Amanda Elizabeth Farnsworth, 84, New Matamoras, Ohio, died, May 15, 2004. Calling hours will be 1-3 and 6-9 p.m. today and noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Ingam Funeral Home Obit

Amanda Elizabeth Farnsworth, 84, of New Matamoras, OH, died, May 15, 2004, at the Harmar Place of Rehabilitation and Extended Care. She was born October 14, 1919, in Bloomfield, OH, daughter of the late Charles and Martha Adeline Smith Payne. She was a lifetime member of the Daughters of American Revolution, VFW, and AMVETS Auxiliaries. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and quilt making. She is survived by two daughters, Martha Scott of Graysville, OH, Joeanne Speece of New Matamoras, one son, Larry Farnsworth and his wife Brenda, of Charleston, S.C., fifteen grandchildren, fifty one great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Kingsley Ottabine “Joe” Farnsworth, one son Gary Farnsworth, two grandsons, one infant great great grandson, one son-in-law, five brothers, and two sisters. Services will be held Tuesday May 18, 2004 at 1 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, OH. Calling hours will be from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 P.M. Monday and Noon to 1 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harmar Place of Rehabilitation and Extended Care, 401 Harmar St., Marietta, OH 45750.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times - December 16, 2003

Clara C. Farnsworth

HOUSTON, Texas - Clara C. Farnsworth, 86, of Houston died Sunday (Dec. 14, 2003).

She was born Sept. 23, 1917, in Wade, Ohio, to James Gardner and Mary Elizabeth (Joy) Farnsworth, the fifth of 14 children. She was always active in setting the date and notifying family members about the annual Farnsworth reunion. She had a physical handicap from birth. She read the Bible every night until her eyesight diminished and attended church with her son and his family when her health permitted.

Her early adult life was spent in Washington County, where she held many jobs and was employed at the Marietta Laundry for many years. In 1960, she moved to Kent, Ohio, where she worked at the Short Stop Restaurant until her early retirement in 1968. After retirement, she lived with her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Kathleen McClure, in Wichita, Kan., Phoenix, Ariz., and Dallas, Texas, where her son transferred in his job. In 1995, she moved to Bethany, W.Va., and lived with her sister, Eunice, while her son worked in China. During her retirement, she was able to have extended visits with her sisters. After their return to the states in 2001, she moved to Houston with her son and daughter-in-law.

She is survived by one son, Donald McClure of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Garnett Criss of Ravenna, Ohio, and Pat Smith of Beech Bottom, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Dianna Gardner of Canton and David Mannos of St. Marys, W.Va.; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Mannos; one grandchild, Phyllis Lynn Parsons; her parents; three brothers, Sheral Farnsworth, Junior Farnsworth and Paul Farnsworth; and eight sisters, Mildred Addlesburger, Lulabelle Farnsworth, Dorothy Farnsworth, Maude Schuster, Fanny Pritchett, Mary McClure, Kathrine Downey and Eunice Smith.

A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta. Burial is in Newport Cemetery. Friends may call from noon Wednesday until the hour of the service at the funeral home. The family will be present to meet friends from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times November 18, 2006

Goldia D. Farnsworth

WILLIAMSTOWN — Goldia D. Farnsworth, 93, of Access Road, Williamstown, died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 16, 2006) at Harmar Place.

She was born Aug. 28, 1913, in Pleasants County, W.Va., to A.B. and Mary


Parkersburg News April 23, 2008

Christopher J. Farson

Christopher John Farson, 31, of Parkersburg died as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on April 19, 2008.

He was born May 17, 1976, in Wood County, a son of David C. Farson of Waverly and Tammy Lynn Cox Martin of New Matamoras, Ohio.

Chris was a graduate of St. Marys High School, had been baptized at the Willow Island Baptist Church and had been employed as a welder with PCI Industries of Mineral Wells for the past six years.

As a boy, he had been active in sports. He was an avid Harley-Davidson fan and enjoyed fishing and playing guitar.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Angela M. Modesitt Farson and his son, Christopher Shane Farson at home. Also surviving are his stepfather, David Martin and his stepmother, Cheryl Farson; his maternal grandmother, Fran Vaughn of St. Marys; his paternal grandfather, Donald C. Farson of Waverly; a brother, Jessie Higgins of Waverly; two sisters, Dawn Ruschal Farson of New Matamoras and Amy Jo Farson of Waverly; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding him in death was his paternal grandmother, Lois Farson; maternal grandfather, Eddie C. Cox; grandparents, Ruth Ann and George C. Martin; and uncle, Shawn Cox.

The funeral service has tentatively been scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with Pastor David Beaver officiating. Burial will follow at the Willow Island Cemetery in Pleasants County. The visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family has requested that people be dressed casually for the visitation and funeral.

Online condolence messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com

The pallbearers will be Shane Modesitt, Nathan Janes, Kelly Cox, Seth Cox, Joe Dornon, Shawn Jones, John Kinnard, Scott Jarvis and Ben Mattingly.

(Gerald Bills)


Leona Ruth Fauss

Leona Ruth Fauss, 69, of St. Marys, died Feb. 20, 2001, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born Sept. 3, 1931, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Pearl and Amanda Huff Templeton. She was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion Auxilary Post 67 of Sistersville and a member of the AARP.

She is survived by her husband, Gordon G. Fauss; one daughter, Robbie Meeks of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, Jeremy Alan Satterfield of St. Marys; Jamie Lynn McGee of Ashland, Va., Jessica Marie McGee and Samantha Crystine Keehn both of Parkersburg; two great-grandsons, Baylon Michael Carter and Issac James Carter both of Ashland, Va.; five stepchildren, Connie McKain of Ludsby, Md., Priscilla Knight, Vicki Holmes and Randall Fauss all of Belmont, and Gary Fauss of Chesapeake, Va.; eight stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; three brothers, Bill Templeton and Guy Templeton both of St. Marys, and Charles Templeton of Belmont; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard Elliott; seven brothers; and one sister.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, with the Rev. Bud Corbin officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery of Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


St. Marys Oracle October 1, 2008

Phillip Michael Fealy

Philip Michael Fealy, 55, of Weston, WV, died Sept. 25, 2008, following a six-month battle with brain cancer.

He was born in Weston, a son of the late John Campbell Fealy and Loretta Conley Fealy. On June 10, 1978, he married Debra Metzgar Fealy who survives.

He was facilities superintendent for Chesapeake Energy Co., a member of t. Patrick's Catholic Church in Weston and an avid, golfer and member of the Deerfield Country Club in Weston.

Also surviving are one step son, Bryan Metzgar of Weston; twc brothers, Robert Fealy and his wife. Jeanne, of Canal Winchester, OH, and Thomas Fealy of Weston; one sister Cathryn Alfred and her husband Gary, of Belmont; several nieces, nephews and cousins; his uncle and aunt, Phil and Margaret Conley of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, and aunt Jean Carder of Alum Bridge, WV.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John Matthew Fealy.

Mass of Christian Burial was! celebrated Sept. 27 at St. Patrick's': Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Jeremiah McSweeney as celebrant. Interment followed service in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Weston.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle March 12, 1898

SARAH FEENEY

Sarah, wife of Patrick Feeney was born in the town of Rath Mullen, County of Donegal, Ireland, Feb. 23rd, 1816. Died at her home on Cow Creek, February 20, 1898, 81 years and 11 months. She was the mother of eight children, four sons and four daughters. Her husband and two daughters preceded her to the better land. She was first a member of the Episcopal Church, after which she united with the M. E. Church always living a consistent Christian life. She was a kind and loving mother, respected by all who knew her. Her home was ever a place of welcome.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Hawkins. Her remains were interred in the Episcopal Cemetery by the side of her husband, there to sleep on until the joyful resurrection.

Farewell mother thou hast left us. And our lost we deeply feel.
But 'tis God who has bereaved us, He can all our sorrows heal.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - Feb. 11, 1975

THOMAS H. FEENEY

Thomas Hammett Feeney, 85, of Rt. 3, St. Marys, died last Tuesday at his home.

He was born in Pleasants County, son of the late W.J. and Emma Dunn Feeney. He was a member of St. Marys United Methodist Church, St. Marys Lodge No. 22, IOOF and St. Marys Lodge No. 41, F & AM.

He is survived by one brother, William Holbert Feeney of Monongahela, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Ruttencutter Funeral Home in St. Marys with burial in Willow Island Cemetery.

(Daniel Smith Jr.)


Parkersburg News December 17, 2009

Effie Virginia (Dye) Feick

Effie Virginia (Dye) Feick, 93, of Parkersburg, died Dec. 16, 2009, at The Arbors at Marietta.

She was born in Roane County, a daughter of the late Ora and Mary (Carpenter) Feick.

She was a homemaker and worked as a cook for the Wood County Board of Education.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Smith of The Arbors and Alana Sue Kincaid of Louisville, Ky.; a son, Ronald Feick of St. Marys, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene F. Feick; a daughter, Penny Lynn Feick; a brother; and two sisters.

Services will be Saturday, 1 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Terry Lough officiating. Burial will be at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday 6-8 p.m.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasant County Leader - August 10, 1900

"Old Steamboatman Dead"

"George Feller died at his residence at Grape Island, Tuesday afternoon, of pneumonia, after an illness of several days. He was 76 years of age. He was born in Hesse Damstadt, Germany, and settled in Pittsburgh in 1846. In 1849, he removed to Wheeling where he resided until 1846, when he removed to his farm on Grape Island. He is survived by his wife and two children, one of whom is Mrs. Frank Taylor of this town. Mr. Feller owned and operated steamboats on the Ohio River for about 40 years, but retired from business about 15 years ago."

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - November 9, 1906

Mrs. Anna M. Feller

Mrs. Anna M. Feller, widow of the late George Feller, died at her late residence, St. Marys, W. Va., last Saturday night at 11 o'clock after an extended illness of heart disease. She was aged 77 years. Mrs. Feller was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, and came to this country when she was 19 years old. She settled in Pittsburg, but later came to Wheeling, where she married her husband being at that time engaged in the steamboat business. Mrs. Feller resided in Wheeling and vicinity for several years and then move to Grape Island and later after the death of her husband to St. Marys, where she lived until death called her.

The body was taken to Wheeling for interment in the family plot in Greenwood cemetery on Tuesday morning. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Frank Taylor, and one son, H. G. Feller, both of this city.

A brief religious service was conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Taylor on Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - October 1, 2003

Charles 'Bill' Felter

NEWPORT - Charles "Bill" Felter, 72, of Newport Route 1 died at 10:25 a.m. Friday (Sept. 26, 2003) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 24, 1930, in St. Marys, W.Va., to Charles Lindsey and Naomi Moore Felter. He spent his early life in St. Marys and was later employed at the Norandex Co. in Bedford. The family home had been in Streetsboro for 35 years before returning to Newport. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He attended Deucher Baptist Church since returning to this area.He is survived by his wife, the former Catherine Hearn, whom he married Sept. 29, 1954; two sons, Charles A. Felter and his wife, Jo Ann of Newport and Richard "Rick" Felter and his wife, Melodie, of Streetsboro; one daughter, Sharon DeFrank and her husband, Joseph, of Newport; 13 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald Felter and Mike Felter, both of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Paul Wayne Felter; his parents; and one brother, Ken Felter.

Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Newport Baptist Church with the Rev. Ivan Smitley officiating. Burial is in Newport Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 p.m. Saturday until Monday morning at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta and for one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. The family will be present to meet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 18, 2009

Delbert E. Felter

Delbert E. Felter, 81, of Belmont, W.Va., died April 16, 2008.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Delbert E. Felter, 81, of Belmont, WV, died April 16, 2008, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont, WV. He was born, August 20, 1927, in St. Marys, WV, a son of the late Martin Luther and Alice Jane Hamilton Felter. He had been a self-employed handyman most of his life.

He is survived by several niece, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Lindsey Felter, Elmer Felter, Leonard Felter, and Edgar Felter, and four sisters, including two infant sisters, Glenna Morris, and Edna May West Buck.

Services will be held Monday, April 20, 2008, at 1 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 to 1 P. M. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - September 24, 2003

JULIAN M. FELTER

ST. MARYS - Julian M. Felter, 85, of St. Marys died Sept. 22, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born Dec. 27, 1917, in St. Marys, a son of the late Nelson and Essie Myer Felter. He was a retired operating engineer and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers 132.

He is survived by one daughter, Serita Edwards and her husband, John, of Philadelphia, Pa.; and several cousins, including Bill Bradfield of St. Marys and Jennifer Neelen of Canaan Valley, W.Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lola Eileen Griffith Felter. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Rev. Hayward Perkey officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 7, 2007

Marsha E. Felter

Marsha E. Felter, 51, of Belmont, W.Va., died Oct. 6, 2007.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Monday and noon-1 p.m. Tuesday.

Posted by Ingram Funeral Home October 7, 2007

Marsha Elaine Higgins Felter

Marsha E. Felter Marsha Elaine Higgins Felter, 51, of Belmont, WV, passed away, October 6, 2007, at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. She was born, March 15, 1956, in Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late Wm. Wesley and Kathryn Cox Higgins. Marsha enjoyed painting, singing, playing guitar, reading, her pets “Scooby” and “Daisy”, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and spending time with her family and the Lord. She is survived by her husband, Mark Felter, one son, Jason Felter and his fiancée, Tara Jones of St. Marys, WV, one daughter, Alisa McFarland and her husband, Steve, two granddaughters, Kathryn “Kate” McFarland and Sara J. McFarland all of St. Marys, four sisters, Joann Skinner and Harriett Higgins of Belmont, WV, Fonda Brothers and Evelyn Rupert of St. Marys, WV, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gordon Higgins and Garold Cox. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2007, at 1 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Eddie Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates at Eureka, WV. Friends may call from 6 to 8 P. M. Monday and from 12 noon to 1 P. M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 2, 2005

Ronald L. Felter Sr.

Ronald L. Felter Sr., 72, of Belmont, W.Va., went to be with the Lord July 31, 2005, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, after a brief illness.

He was born July 13, 1933, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Charles Lyndsay and Bertha Naomi Moore Felter. He had attended St. Marys High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force, where he was with the military police. He was retired from the teamsters union and had worked previously at Triplett Brothers Hardware. He was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church, a life time member of the St. Marys Elks Lodge 1701 B.P.O.E. He had worked as a security guard at Cytec Industries. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, telling jokes and making people laugh.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Pryor Felter; children, Ronda Whitaker and her husband, Robert, of Williamstown, Susan Place and her husband, Don, of St. Marys, Ronald Lee Felter Jr. and his wife, Diana, of Newport, Ohio, Lori Cokeley and her husband, Dave, and Darlena Boley and her husband, Brian, all of St. Marys; grandchildren, Chad Place and his wife, Stephanie, of St. Marys, Darrick Felter and Rebecca Higgins of Newport, Ohio, John Felter of Ireland, Amy Felter of Marietta, Patrick Whitaker of St. Marys, Chelsea Whitaker of Williamstown, Troy Whitaker, Mandy Cokeley, Nathan Boley and Lorraine Boley, all of St. Marys, and Earl Place of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Mike Felter and his fiancee, Midge Dawson, of St. Marys; sister-in-law, Catherine Hearn Felter of Newport, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Debbie Felter Coplin; grandson, Ronald Lee Felter III; brothers, Charles William Felter and Kenneth Richard Felter; and a daughter-in-law, Mary McCoy Felter.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Arthur Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va., with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222 and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be an Elks memorial service at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Home Nursing Service and Hospice, 210 N. Seventh Street, Suite 300, Marietta, OH 45750.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 7, 2008

Frederick S. Ferguson

Frederick S. "Fred" Ferguson, 87, of St. Marys died Jan. 5, 2008.

He was born in Hinton, W.Va., on Aug. 6, 1920, the son of the late Luther and Pearl Ferguson. In his younger days, Fred loved to hunt and fish. During World War II, he served our country in Germany, in the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Division. Fred was an ironworker by trade. He worked out of Local 549 in Wheeling, W.Va., for many years. He was a member for 50 years. In the 1950’s, he moved his family to St. Marys. Fred spent the last five years in the Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marietta.

Fred is survived by his three children and their spouses, Lindy and Dave Cyrus, Tom and Deb Ferguson and Rebecca and Jeff Buskirk; five grandchildren, Nathaniel Ferguson, Rob Ferguson, Brent Carrothers, C. J. Buskirk and Cadi Buskirk; two great-grandchildren, Reagan Annette Ferguson and Reese Helen Ferguson; and his loving brother, James Robert “Bob” Ferguson of Richmond, Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Helen Ferguson; five sisters, Emily Frazier, Edrie Miller, Louise Wurst, Clarice Salmons and Hilda Dowdy; and one brother, Stanley Ferguson.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor Kay Larsen officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery with military graveside rites.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - May 29, 1908

"John Ferguson Dead"

"John Ferguson, of Schultz, died at his home there at the advanced age of 80 years. The funeral occurred today and the remains were laid to rest in the Hammett cemetery on Cow Creek. He is survived by a wife and six children."

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 20, 2007

Mary V. Ferguson

Mrs. Mary Virginia Ferguson, 84, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at her son’s home in Ocala, Fla.

Born Dec. 9, 1922, in Wheeling, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Daniel Frank and Lena Ebbert. Mrs. Ferguson was an Army veteran of World War II and also worked as a secretary for American Cyanamid near St. Marys, W.Va. She moved to Fort Meade with her husband in 1979 and resided there until recently moving to Ocala. She was a Methodist.

Along with her parents, Mrs. Ferguson was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Ferguson; and her brother, Daniel Ebbert.

She is survived by her son, James Ferguson and his wife, Joan, of Ocala; and her sister, Pat Breeden of Wheeling. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, Stephen, Jamie, Brian, Dan and Jon; along with three great-grandchildren, Megan, Katie and Christopher.

Arrangements are being handled by McLean Funeral Home, 306 East Broadway in Fort Meade, where funeral services will be 10 a.m. today.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - June 5, 1903

Tom Ferguson Dead

Tom Ferguson, age 36 years, died at his home near Schultz Saturday of typhoid fever.

The funeral occurred Monday and the remains were laid to rest in the Hammett cemetery. Mr. Ferguson was an estimable young man of his community, and will be sadly missed.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times December 30, 2005

Roberta Jean Fernihough

Roberta Jean “Bobbie” Fernihough, 72, of Marietta, passed away peacefully at 6:38 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 29, 2005) at Marietta Memorial Hospital after a year-long illness.

She was born Sept. 23, 1933, in Power, W.Va., a daughter of the late Robert and Kathryn Bernoski Caswell. She was a graduate of Wellsburg (W.Va.) High School and a graduate of Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing in 1954. She retired from Marietta Memorial Hospital in 1995, after 23 years as a registered nurse in the ICU. She was a member of Sand Hill United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir, Seekers Sunday School Class teacher and was the current president of the United Methodist Women and served as parish nurse. Bobbie was a member of the Pride and Joy Child Conservation League, was associate matron of Order of Eastern Star 59 and a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 64. She enjoyed traveling, playing the piano, painting and enjoying her dogs, Manly and Jasper.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, James D. Fernihough, whom she married Oct. 22, 1953; one daughter, Diane (Doug) Dennis of Marietta; one son, Mark (Anna) Fernihough of Owensville, Ind.; four grandchildren, Kaitlin and Justin Dennis of Marietta, and Kathy Griffin and Josh Fernihough of Louisville, Ky.; two great-grandchildren, Storm and Rayn Griffin; two sisters, Violet (Bob) Lumley of Wyoming, Pa., and Dorothy Leighliter of St. Marys, W.Va.; a niece, Connie (Larry) Budge, great-nephews, Arthur (Sarah) Parker IV and Stephen (Alexis) Budge, great-great nephew, Cameron Parker, and great-great niece, Evelyn Rose Parker, all of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; and many loving friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, King M. Leighliter.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 31, 2005) at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and up until time of the services on Saturday. There will be OES services at 7 p.m. today.

The family suggests contributions be made to Sand Hill United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 244, Reno, Ohio 45773; or Home Nursing and Hospice, 210 N. Seventh St., Marietta, Ohio 45750.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 13, 2006

Shirley M. Ferrebee

Shirley Marie Ferrebee, 69, of Stephen Street, Paden City, W.Va., died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, in Wheeling Hospital.

Shirley was born March 27, 1936, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Eva Parsons Johnson Floyd.

She was a caregiver at the Colin-Anderson Center in St. Marys and a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 86 of Paden City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald D. Ferrebee Sr. in 2002; two sons, Shane and Daniel Ferrebee; a brother, Horace Floyd; and a granddaughter, Misty Dawn Ferrebee.

Surviving are three sons, Donald Ferrebee Jr. and his wife, Sherry, of Vienna, Patrick Ferrebee and wife, Barbara, and Matthew Ferrebee and wife, Kathi, both of Paden City; one brother, Carl Johnson of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Pam Stoddard and husband, Herb, of Barberton, Ohio, and Crystal Johnson of Akron; 11 grandchildren, Shawn Allen Ferrebee, Danielle Ferrebee Henthorne, Patrick Ferrebee Jr., Patricia Ferrebee, Zachary Ferrebee, Tiffany Ferrebee, Seneca Ferrebee, Brittany Ferrebee, Darin King, Meghan King and Ethan King.

Friends will be received 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Jarvis Funeral Home, Paden City, where funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, with Darrell Cramer officiating. Interment will be in Paden Memorial Gardens, Paden City.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 17, 2007

William C. Ferrebee

William Charles Ferrebee, 50, of Friendly Road, Friendly, W.Va., died Aug. 15, 2007, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

He was born Feb. 26, 1957, in Canton, Ohio. Bill started his radio career at WQAB at Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, W.Va., where he was a DJ. He was DJ "Chuck Williams" at WETZ/WKGI and 95 XIL. He was a sportscaster of 93R.

Bill had his own jazz music show for 91.5 WRSG, which is the Tyler Consolidated High School Radio Station, where he was also a member of the WRSG board.

Bill studied music/trombone under Bob Hamrick at AB College (Bob Hamrick is the principle trombonist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra). He was a member of the Doug Hess Big Band, Doug Hess Concert Band, The Doug Hess German Band, St. Marys Community Band, Marietta College Community Band and Summertyme Brass Quintet.

Bill was a member of the Hope Fellowship Church, Board of Tyler County Heritage and Historical Society and National Treasury Employees Union. Bill was a computer technician for the PC Group of the Office of Information Technology at the Bureau of Public Debt, Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Howard Ferrebee; and his beloved dog, Janis.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca Moore Ferrebee; mother, Garnett Bauman Ferrebee of Paden City, W.Va.; sons, Andrew William Ferrebee of Erlanger, Ky., and Corey Hamrick of Hedgesville, W.Va.; daughter, Chrissy Hamrick of Sistersville; brother, Jay (Cheryl) Ferrebee of Williamstown; sister, Roberta Essof of Paden City; nephew, Benjamin Ferrebee; nieces, Jaymie Ferrebee and Lydia Essof; special friend, Roger Hock of Parkersburg; and his favorite cat, Max.

Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at the Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, where services will be 2 p.m. Sunday with Pastor William Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Archer's Chapel Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hope Fellowship Church, 2655 Sellers Run Road, Friendly, WV 26146.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - January 22, 2004

Chloe M. Ferrell

SISTERSVILLE - Chloe M. Ferrell, 88, of Sistersville died Jan. 20, 2004, in Paden City, W.Va.

She was born Nov. 11, 1915, at Joseph's Mill, W.Va., a daughter of the late Silas and Della Forrester Underwood. She was a former secretary and switch board operator for Bowsers of Sistersville and a former employee of Blue Valley Creamery and Dr. Ralph Boone. She was a member of Oxford Street Church of Christ, Sistersville, Mended Hearts and Republican Women. She was a very active Sistersville High School Band patron.

She is survived by daughters, Barbara (Carroll) Vincent of Sistersville and Betty (John) Rader of Charleston, W.Va.; a brother, former Governor Cecil (Hovah) Underwood of Charleston; grandchildren, Teresa (Jimmy) Barr, Eric (Connie) Vincent, Beth Ann (Robert) Plummer, Barry Vincent and friend, Kate Hodgins, and Shelly (Kenny) Shamblin; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Russell R. Ferrell; a brother, Clint Underwood; sisters, Lillie Lemasters and Mary Williamson (of St. Marys); and a great-grandson, Daniel Barr.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with Evangelist Jerry Toothman officiating. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Alf Smith Cemetery, near Middlebourne, W.Va.

(Gerald Bills)


RUTH H. YOST FERRELL

Ruth H. Yost Ferrell, 83, of Sistersville, died May 28 at Sistersville Center. She was born July 2, 1915, in St. Marys to the late James and Rachel Oliver Bowers. She was a homemaker and a member of Community Lighthouse Church in Sistersville. She is survived by seven sons, Dale Yost of Hopewell, VA., Fred, Otis, Roger and Gary all of Sistersville, Richard of Oklahome City, OK., and Ronald of Norman Park, GA.; tow daughters, Hazel Workman of St. Marys, Patricia Swiger of Sheridan, AR., two brothers, Alva Guy Bowers of Sistersville, and Raymond "Bud" Bowers of New Matamoras, OH., one sister, Evelyn Martin of Sistersville, and 34 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred W. Yost, in 1974; her second husband, Gale H. Ferrell in 1996; one son Delmas Yost; and one daughter, Lola Cole; one brother and six sisters; and four grandchildren. Services were Tuesday at Community Lighthouse Church with the Rev. Larry Swiger officiating. Burial was in Willow Island Cemetery.

(Hazel Workman)


Pleasants County Leader May 10, 2008

The Rev. Archie Allen Fetty

The Rev. Archie Allen Fetty, 96, of Weirton, WV, died April 30, 2008, in Weirton Medical Center.

He was born March 31, 1912, in St. Marys, a son of the late Charles William and Nancy Ellen Bailey Fetty. He was a member of Colliers Nazarene Church and First Church of the Nazarene. He retired as an engineer in the blooming mill of the steel works department of Weirton Steel and was a retired preacher of 53 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sara Elizabeth Shingleton Fetty, whom he married Nov. 26, 1935 at Bens Run; a daughter, JoAnn Rinaldi and her husband, Jim, of Weirton; a son, Archie "Sonny" Fetty Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Weirton; a brother, Donald Fetty and his wife, Patricia of St. Marys; sisters Micha Tennant of Wellsburg, WV, and Velma Hall of St. Marys; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Harry, Cecil, Bernard, Junior and Russell Fetty; sisters, Eleanor North, Ruby Peters, Edith Elder, Hazel Garner, Maggie Fetty and Beatrice Martin; grandchildren, Mark Andrew and Amanda Joy Fetty and Steven Smith; and great-grandchild Adam Smith.

Weirton Daily Times May 1, 2008

Reverend Archie Allen Fetty

FETTY, Reverend Archie Allen, Sr., 96, of Weirton, W.Va., died Wednesday, April 30, 2008, in Weirton Medical Center.

He was born March 31, 1912, in St. Marys, W.Va., a son of the late Charles William and Nancy Ellen Bailey Fetty.

He was a member of the Colliers Nazarene Church and First Church of the Nazarene. He was retired as an Engineer in the Blooming Mill of the Steel Works Department of Weirton Steel; and was a retired preacher of 53 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Harry, Cecil, Bernard, Junior and Russell Fetty; sisters, Eleanor North, Ruby Peters, Edith Elder, Hazel Garner, Maggie Fetty and Beatrice Martin; grandchildren, Mark Andrew and Amanda Joy Fetty and Steven Smith; and great-grandchild, Adam Smith.

Surviving are his wife, Sara Elizabeth Shingleton Fetty, whom he married on November 26, 1935, in Bens Run, W.Va.; daughter, Jo Ann Rinaldi (Jim) of Weirton; son, Archie “Sonny” Fetty, Jr. (Lisa) of Weirton; brother, Donald Fetty (Patricia) of St. Marys; sisters, Micha Tennant of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Velma Hall of St. Marys; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchil dren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Friends received at Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, Inc., 380 Penco Rd., Weirton, on Friday, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.

Additional visitation on Saturday, May 3, 2008, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m., at the First Church of the Nazarene, 475 Colliers Way, Weirton, W.Va., with the Reverend Dr. Larry Hooper and the Reverend Milo Baker officiating.

Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

(Gerald Bills)


The Parkersburg News - Died Feb 17, 1949

Charles W. Fetty

Charles W. Fetty, 68, of near St. Marys, died yesterday in the St. Joseph's hospital of injuries sustained last week in a fall from a hay mow near his home.

Born at Sylvan Mills, Pleasants county July 18, 1880, he was the son of the late William C. and Nancy Locke Fetty. He was employed by the Dinsmoor Oil Co. of St. Marys, and was a member of the United Brethren church at Clay Point.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nancy Ellen Bailey Fetty; 12 children Micha Tennant, Donald Fetty, Charles W., Mrs. Edith Elder, and Mrs. Velma Hall all of St. Marys. Harry Fetty, Archie Fetty, Russell Fetty, Mrs. Eleanor North and Mrs. Beatrice Martin all of Weirton. Bernard Fetty of Chesapeake and Cecil Fetty of St. Marys, and two brothers; James Fetty of Charleston and Abiah [Barr] Fetty of St. Marys. (unreadable) children preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held from (unreadable) church at St. Marys tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. V.J. Lathey and the Rev. Wiley Baker will officiate and interment will be in the IOOF cemetery. The Ruttencutter funeral home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

(Mark Fetty)


Parkersburg News November 20, 2009

Donald E. Fetty

Donald E. Fetty, 82, of Oak Grove Community, St. Marys, W.Va., died Nov. 18, 2009, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 13, 1927, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Charles W. and Nancy Ellen Bailey Fetty. He was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, was a retired millwright from E. I. Dupont after 30 years service, and later worked construction for 14 years. He was a member of the Millwright Local 1755 of Parkersburg, W.Va. During his earlier years, he had been a rural mail carrier delivering mail on Route 39 in Pleasants County. He was a lover and restorer of antique cars, and was very family oriented, and devoted especially to his wife.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia L. "Pat" Sweeney Fetty, who he married, Feb. 11, 1968; five children, Linda Jane Mercer (Walt) of Waverly, W.Va., Joe Fetty (Linda) of St. Marys, Debra Marple (Junior) of Parkersburg, Donna Martin (Robert) of Breckenridge, Texas, and Mark Fetty (Candy) of Elizabeth, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, Jason and Seth Barnhart, Chris and Drew Fetty, Matthew Brothers, Nicole Morris, Josh Balmain, Courtney Martin, and Devin Fetty; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Micha Tennant of Wellsburg, W.Va., and Velma Hall of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Erica Fetty, and being the youngest of 16 children, he was preceded by 13 brothers and sisters.

Services will be held Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Randy Mitchell officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial contributions maybe made to Journey Hospice, 314 S. Wells Street, Sistersville, WV 26175. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 22, 2004

J. Kathleen Fetty

J. Kathleen Hayes Fetty, 87, of Route 39, St. Marys, died Aug. 21, 2004, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 28, 1916, in Muncie, Ind., a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Ada May Barkwill Hayes. She was a member of the George Street Church of Christ and a member of the Shining Stars, a senior group of the church. She was a life-long quilter.

She is survived by four daughters, Betty Wiggins of Ponte Verde Beach, Fla., Linda Turner and her husband, Bill, of Newport, Ohio, Nancy Dye and her husband, Larry, of Newport and Jeanette Thompson and her husband, Don, of Woodsfield, Ohio; one son, Cecil L. Fetty and his wife, Connie, of St. Marys; son-in-law, Jack Zeigler of St. Marys; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one half-brother, Cleveland "Bill" Hayes of Wick, W.Va.; one step brother, Gilbert Barnhart of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil E. Fetty; two daughters, Delores A. Zeigler and Ruth Anise Noel; two brothers, Kemper Kelly Hayes and Oliver Hayes; and two sisters, Virginia Hayes and Barbara Smith.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 24, 2008

Janet S. Fetty

Janet Sue Fetty, 58, of Waverly, passed away March 22, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 22, 1949, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Sterling M. and Wanda Mae Cunningham Bunting. She was a 1967 graduate of Williamstown High School and a graduate of Mountain State Business College. She was retired from Mountain State Blue Cross and Blue Shield and was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, where she served as church pianist.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Fetty; one daughter, Lori Dawn Griffith and her husband, James, of Parkersburg; one son, Darin Michael Fetty of Paden City; one brother, Richard Bunting and his wife, Susan, of Waverly; and three sisters, Cheryl Huffman and her husband, Roger, of Waverly, Patricia Sampson and her husband, Terry, of Waterford and Debbie Hearn and her husband, Neal, of Waverly.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce Whitacre, and an infant brother, Gary David Bunting.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Pleasants County, with the Rev. John Frum officiating. Calling hours will be from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - November 3, 1905

Child Dead

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. James Fetty died, Sunday afternoon, at their home on Creel Street, of cholera infantum. The funeral and burial occurred Monday afternoon. Interment was made near Delong P. O. on Middle Island Creek.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - July 3, 1901

"Spencer Fetty, age 20, died at his home near Sylvan Mills last Friday morning. His remains were taken to Red Hills, Wood County, Saturday."

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 28, 2004

Geneva B. Fielder

Geneva B. Fielder, 81, of 19th Street, Vienna, died Dec. 27, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born in Alequippa, Pa., a daughter of the late Teddy R. and Goldie Beaver Boley. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.

Surviving is a son and daughter-in-law, Teddy and Mary Fielder of Vienna; a daughter and son-in-law, Cora and Edward Vickers; stepmother, Virginia Boley of St. Marys; sister, Lillian Davis of Little Hocking; grandson, Tim Fielder and his wife, Kelly, of Belpre; three stepgrandchildren, Tyson Vickers of Lemoore, Calif., and Tayla Vickers and Amanda Vickers of Waipahu, Hawaii; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Brad, Brittany and Cheyenne Woodburn of Belpre and Kelsey Vickers of Lemoore, Calif.; two stepsisters, Sheila Smith of St. Marys and Norma Riggs of Windsor, Va.; and three stepbrothers, Dan Boley of Bakersfield, Calif., Gary Boley of Virginia Beach, Va., and Don Boley of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence "Bud" Boley; daughter, Phyllis Fielder; granddaughter, Jenna Vickers; and an infant sister.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Dwane Porter officiating. Interment will follow at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 1, 2005

John E. Fitzgerald Jr.

John E. Fitzgerald Jr., 58, of Evans, W.Va., departed this life June 29, 2005, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following a long and courageous struggle with multiple health problems and after suffering a heart attack and stroke a week before.

John was born April 11, 1947, in Wheeling, W.Va., and was adopted at birth by the late John E. and Edna (Thomas) Fitzgerald. He graduated from Ripley High School in 1965 and had attended Mountain State College and Parkersburg Community College. He was a social worker at heart and by profession, and had worked in several positions that involved helping others, including social worker and patient advocate at the Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church.

John's great passions in life were his family, love for animals, movies and books. Until he developed health problems, he enjoyed day long hikes in the woods to study nature.

He is survived by his devoted family: his wife, Harriett; their three daughters, Renee (Mrs. Tom Fouty), Alina (Mrs. Tony Starcher) and Leslie, all of Jackson County; and his two young grandsons, Jacob Fouty and Aidan Starcher, who brought tremendous joy to his life. He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gilbert and Juanita Barnhart of St. Marys; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jesse and Judy Barnhart and Larry and Brenda Barnhart and their families.

In respect for John's wishes, his body is being cremated. A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans. Those who are unable to attend, but wish to contact the family may do so at 25 Birch Glen Addition, Ripley or by telephone at (304) 372-4881.

The family suggests donations be made to the John Fitzgerald Education Memorial No. 6184, in care of the WV United Federal Credit Union, 350 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301 to support the education of his grandchildren.

(Gerald Bills)


Edna Louise (Frame) Fitzpatrick

Edna Louise Fitzpatrick, 82, of Belmont, died June 6, 2001.

She was the daughter of the late James Frame and Eva Shock Frame. She married Harlan Fitzpatrick who preceded her in death. She was a retired school teacher with 36 years of combined service in Gilmer and Pleasant Counties. She and her husband owned and operated Fitzpatrick Grocery in Gilmer County and was Protestant by faith.

She is survived by her niece, Sheila Wilson of Linn, W.Va.; one great-niece, Annette Lojewski of Morgantown; and three great-nephews, Douglas Wilson of Austin, Texas, and Matt and Mark Stalnaker of Fairmont.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan; and two sisters, Cotha and Alda Davis.

Services 11 a.m. Monday Floyd Funeral Home of Weston. Burial in Troy IOOF Cemetery. Viewing from 3-8 p.m. Sunday.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News December 3, 2008

Gail Eugene "Gene" Flanagan

Gail Eugene "Gene" Flanagan, 64, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Dec.1, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born June 8, 1944, in Paden City, W.Va., a son of Gail F. Flanagan of Paden City, W.Va., and the late Freda Bowen Flanagan. He was retired from the former Quaker State Refinery in St. Marys with 25 years service, and was retired from Carehaven of Pleasants. He was a 1964 graduate of Sistersville High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving with the Military Police in Berlin, Germany. He was a Methodist and his hobbies included woodworking, hunting, and fishing.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Sandra Kay Deaton Flanagan; one son, Sean Flanagan of St. Marys; three granddaughters, Amber Flanagan, Gabrielle Flanagan, and Rachael Flanagan, all of St. Marys; one sister, Patricia Flanagan of Paden City, W.Va.; and one nephew, Robbie Flanagan of N.Y.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Danny Flanagan.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Friendly Cemetery, Friendly, W.Va. with military graveside services. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Burl Fleming

Burl Fleming, 76, of St. Marys died April 8, 2001 at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

He was born Nov. 24, 1924 at Rock Run. He had been employed as an aide at the Colin Anderson Center, St. Marys.

Survivors include one brother, Ollie J. Fleming of St. Marys; two sisters, Juanita Hendrickson of Belmont and Evelyn Place of Leander, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Clara Treadway Fleming; three brothers, Stanley, Blaine, and Virgil Fleming; and two sisters, Margie Fleming and Betty Horner.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Nine Mile Cemetery, Pleasants County, the Rev. Eddy Wilson and Roy L. Cox officiating. Visitation from 4-8 p.m. today at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News February 18, 2007

Daisy L. Fleming

Daisy L. Fleming, 69, of Parkersburg passed away Feb. 16, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born Nov. 8, 1937, in Waverly, W.Va., a daughter of the late James A. and Mary G. Wingrove Yost. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, friend and a loyal wife. She loved gardening, yard sales and spending time with her grandkids.

She is survived by one son, Tom Fleming of Ripley; one daughter, Lisa Smith of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, Christopher and Adrianna Smith of Parkersburg and Patrick and Amanda Fleming of Indiana; three brothers, Arthur and Naomi Yost of Ripley, James and Dorothy Yost of Ravenswood and John and Penny Yost of Waverly; two sisters, Irene and Floyd Simmons of Glouster, Ohio, and Sarah and Rick Northrop of St. Marys; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Fleming.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle September 17, 2003

Donald C. Fleming

Donald Carson Fleming, 58, Federal Ridge St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at his home.

He was born Feb. 23, 1945, in Steubenville, O., to Donald Eugene Fleming and Dorothy Schwertfeger Fleming. He had been employed as a construction worker and was also a school teacher and musician.

He is survived by his father of Marietta; two brothers, Harry Lee Fleming and his wife, Leslie, and John Allen Fleming, both of Marietta; one sister; Linda Jane Fleming and her husband, Tom Reebel, of Marietta; and five nephews and nieces, Megan Fleming, John David Fleming, Jessie Ward, Josh Reebel and Jacob Reebel.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation or services.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - November 10, 2003

Donald Fleming

MARIETTA - Dr. Donald E. Fleming, 79, of Marietta died Nov. 8, 2003.

He received his degree from West Virginia University College of Medicine.

He is survived by two sons, Harry and John Fleming; a daughter, Linda Fleming; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; a son, John David; his parents; a brother; and a sister.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with visitation from 2 p.m. Wednesday until time of services.

Marietta Times - November 12, 2003

Dr. Donald E. Fleming, 79, of Marietta Route 2, 11 a.m. Thursday, McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta. Burial, Shawnee Cemetery, Pleasants County, W.Va. Calling hours, 2 p.m. today until the hour of the service at the funeral home. Family will be present to meet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle July 30, 2008

Helen Farren Fleming

Helen Farren Fleming, 88, of Gibsonia, PA, died Saturday, July 26, 2008.

She was born April 30, 1920 in Arvilla, the daughter of the late Burrell and Mary. (Wagner) Farren. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gibsonia and the Richland Garden Club.

She is survived by three sons, Robert (Marge) Fleming, Edwin (Nancy) Fleming, and Richard (Linda) Fleming; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Fleming; one son, G. Thomas Fleming; one brother; and one sister.

Services were Tuesday at ScheIlhaas Funeral Home, Bakerstown, PA, with Rev. Dr. Darcy A. Hawk, officiating. Interment followed in IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys.

Family requests donations to American Cancer Society.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader July 2, 1943

MRS. HOOKER FLEMING

Mrs. Dora Isabell Fleming, wife of Joseph Hooker Fleming, died at her home, 410 Rose Street in Saint Marys on Wednesday afternoon June 30th, after a long illness.

The funeral services will be held at 2:30 P. M. Friday, at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home with Rev. Snodgrass of the Trinity Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery.

The following data is from the Ruttencutter Funeral Home Records:

Fleming, Dora Isabell
Date of Birth: 9/14/67 Place of Birth: ?
Father: David Dillon Mother: Sarah Wince
Married to: Joseph Hooker Fleming
Date of Death: 6/30/43 Place of Death: Residence
Place of Burial: IOOF

(Gerald Bills)


Ollie J. Fleming

Ollie J. Fleming, 82, of Route 1, St. Marys, died April 12, 2002.

He is survived by two sisters, Juanita Hendrickson and Evelyn Place; three nieces; and six nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys. Burial will be in the Nine Mile Cemetery, Route 16, Pleasants County, with Masonic graveside rites and military graveside rites. Visitation from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Pleasants County Leader - April 10, 1903

FLESHER'S BODY FOUND AT MURRAYVILLE

Wednesday's Parkersburg Sentinel says:

"The remains of Crayton Flesher of Williamstown were discovered floating in the Ohio near Murrayville, Tuesday morning. Flesher was employed on the Inter urban bridge at Marietta, and one day about two months ago he slipped and fell into the Ohio when the river was at flood stage and the current was very swift. Attempts were made to rescue him but he sank before the rescuers reached him. The river was dragged for several days and then a reward of $235 was offered for the recovery of the remains. Afterwards the reward was increased to $460. Bills were distributed all along the river, giving a minute description. Tuesday morning several parties near Murrayville found a floater in the Ohio which was secured and tied to the bank. It answered the description of Flesher and the family was notified. A brother went down during the day and identified the remains. Word was brought here last night by Z. T. Taylor, an uncle of the unfortunate young man, and he left this morning for Murrayville accompanied by undertaker Geo. Gilfillan. The remains were placed in a casket and were brought here and interred in the Odd Fellow cemetery."

Messrs. Frank M. Taylor and T. J. Taylor of this city are uncles of the unfortunate boy.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - November 8, 1901

Obituary

Felix H. Flesher was born in Lewis county, West Virginia (then Virginia) on the 18th day of January, 1823, and removed with his parents to Pleasants county while in his youth, where he resided until he arrived at manhood.. He then took up his residence in Parkersburg, W. Va., where he resided about eleven years and then removed to a farm near the village of Meadville, Tyler county, W. Va., where he resided until his death, which occurred Monday evening October 28th, 1901. He was 76 years, 9 months and 10 days.

He leaves a wife and eight children behind him. For the last two years he has been afflicted with partial paralysis, and on October 27th, 1901, while at his dinner, the grim messenger of death suddenly appeared and hurled the third destroying shaft into his body, rendering him unconscious and from which he never aroused, but peacefully passed the portals of time to and entered into the Great Unknown, that "undiscovered country, from whose bourne no traveler returns." At his bedside when God required of him his soul, stood his aged wife, his four sons and one daughter, although he knew it not. His body was laid in its last resting place in Meadville Cemetery, on Wednesday, October 30th, 1901, in the presence of a large concourse of people, assembled to honor, in silence, a good citizen, neighbor and friend, there to sleep until the final trump shall sound to call the sleeping dead to judgment.

The highest tribute men can pay to his memory - and ‘tis his due - is, he was a good citizen, a kind and loving father, an affectionate husband, and a faithful friend, honest in his convictions, kind and courteous to all, and we feel assured today that he has entered into that rest prepared for the finally faithful, who die in the Lord. ----A Son.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - November 11, 1905

John Luther Flesher

John Luther Flesher died at his home near Willow Island on Sunday, Nov. 5, 1905, aged 78 years.

The deceased was a bachelor. He was born in Harrison County in 1826.

The funeral occurred Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. The service was conducted at the late home, and the remains were interred in the Willow Island cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 14, 2008

Violet H. Flesher

Violet Hope Flesher, 89, of Rippentuck Road, Friendly, W.Va., died March 12, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 15, 1918, in Wirt County, W.Va., a daughter of the late William E. and Fannie E. Koch Monroe. She retired from the Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys, W.Va., and was a member of the Zion Methodist Church, Friendly.

She is survived by her son, William Burton Flesher of Friendly; daughter, Naomi Ruth Moore of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd B. Flesher, who she was married to for 50 years; daughter, Loretta Carol Buck; granddaughters, Rose Marie Moore and Krystal Lynn Flesher; brothers, Ralph and William Monroe; and sisters, Dora Newell, Inez Knotts, Evelyn Monroe and Bethel Bibbee.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with the Rev. Gary Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Friendly Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 30, 2005

Mary Flinn

Mary B. Flinn, formerly of Parkersburg, passed away November 17 at her home in Homestead, Fla. She was born in Maxwell, W.Va., a daughter of the late L. Mae and Pearl Fleming.

She was a 1941 graduate of Parkersburg High School and worked in the office of Libby Owens-Ford for several years. In the 1960s, after retiring from the retail car business, Mary and her husband, Bill, moved to Key Largo, Fla. In 1976, they started a citrus industry in Homestead, and later on a tropical fruit nursery. Mary enjoyed working in the nursery alongside her husband, and did so for 25 years. She also enjoyed growing pineapples, orchids and many other flowers. She loved spending time with family and friends.

She was a member of the Camden Avenue Church of Christ for many years before moving to Florida where she attended the Homestead Church of Christ.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother, L. Mae and father, Pearl Fleming, and her eldest sister, Helen.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Henry Schott of Lubeck; and nieces Phyllis (Anthony) Wharton of Lubeck and Betty (Bill) Smith of Belleville.

Mary will be missed by her loving husband, family and friends. Private services were held. Arrangements by Branam Funeral Home of Homestead, Fla.

(Gerald Bills)


CARL FLOWERS

FLOWERS - Carl - (newspaper 8/12/01) - Formerly of Blasdell, NY, in South Daytona Beach, FL, August 10, 2001, beloved husband of the late Lusta (Jackson) (nee Dougherty) and Gladys Flowers; dearest father of Teddy (Barbara) Flowers, Del (Dorothy) Jackson, and the late Floyd (late Dot) Jackson, Wade Jackson, and Leroy (Betty) Jackson; brother of Myrtle (late Jack) Brown, Annie (Bud) Howe; also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; predeceased by brothers and sisters. Funeral services Wednesday morning at 10 from the (Blasdell Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3748 South Park Ave. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends invited. Mr. Flowers was a 50+ year member of F. & A.M. Fraternal Lodge No. 625. Family present Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

(Linda Mitchell)


Parkersburg News March 11, 2008

Carlton G. Flowers

Carlton G. Flowers, 86, of Parkersburg died March 10, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a long illness.

He was born in Pleasants County, W.Va., on June 4, 1921, a son of the late Hobart and Zelma Meeks Flowers. Carlton was a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by one son, Carlton “Junior” Flowers of Parkersburg; five daughters, Gloria Cunningham of St. Marys, Cathey Hale, Marcina Morris, Jackie Flowers and Jessie Flowers, all of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; one brother, Dean Flowers of Marietta; and one sister, Betty Delaney of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carrie B. Flowers; and four infant children.

Services will be 1 p.m. today at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. L. Norman Butler officiating. Burial will be in Willow Island Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Elva Grace Flowers

Elva Grace Flowers, 89, of Route 3, St. Marys, died August 3, 2001, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Parkersburg.

She was born June 19, 1912, in Charleston to the late Thomas C. and Molly Mazella Myers Parsons. She was a member of St. Marys Church of the Nazarene and a member of the senior citizens.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Elder of St. Marys and Donna Flowers Brown of Ijamsville, MD; one son, Kenneth W. Flowers of Lorain, OH; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Blanche Hart of Marietta.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil H. Flowers; and three sons, Roy Flowers, Raymond Flowers, and Robert Flowers.

Services were Tuesday, August 7, at St. Marys Church of the Nazarene with pastors Chuck Rogers and Carl S. Nutter officiating. Burial was in Willow Island Cemetery.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News April 15, 2007

Linda L. Flowers

Linda L. Flowers, 63, of Waverly, WV died Friday April 13, 2007 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born in Parkersburg a daughter of the late Cecil and Stella M. Snyder Rogers.

She was a homemaker and a very active member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She loved cooking, sewing and crafts. She loved to work in her flower garden and loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Marvin L. Flowers; daughter Rhonda L. Hanshaw of Williamstown, WV; two sons and their wives Randall J. and Christine Flowers of Lovettsville, VA and Russell L. and Sue Flowers of Williamstown; five grandchildren Caroline and Catherine Flowers, Brittney Hanshaw, and Wesley and Kate Billups; three sisters Anna Mae McQuaid of Palm Springs, CA, Lila Wise and her husband Bob of Belmont, WV, and Hazel Flowers of Waverly, WV; and four brothers Ronzel Rogers and his wife Betty of Waterford, OH, Jerry Rogers of Little Hocking, OH, Jim Rogers and his wife Dianne of Ocean Isle, NC, and Mike Rogers of Blythe, CA.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Bob Rogers.

Services will be Monday 1:00 PM at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Reverends Chuck Ferrell and Shawn Hall officiating. Burial will be at Willow Island Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Linda's memory to Hospice, c/o Marietta Memorial Hospital, 401 Matthew Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 11, 2009

Rose Ann Flowers

Rose Ann Flowers (nee Smith), 64, of Lorain, Ohio, was promoted to glory on Saturday, March 7, 2009, at New Life Hospice Residential Center, following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. today at the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Ave., Lorain, Ohio. Burial will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Willow Island Cemetery, Belmont, W.Va.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 18, 2009

Walter Dean Flowers

Walter Dean Flowers, 77, of Carehaven in Pleasants County, died May 16, 2009, at the St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born July 9, 1931, in Whipple, Ohio, a son of the late Hobart and Zelma Meeks Flowers. He was a self-taught and exceptional mechanic.

He is survived by his sister, Betty Dulaney of Parkersburg; many nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends, Raymond Farsons and Bill Sparks.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Carlton, Lee, Herbert and Samuel Flowers; and three sisters, Mary Rogers, Mildred Cronin and Ruth Reynolds.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Bill Eakle officiating.

Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery North. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to your local animal shelter.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 2, 2009

Evagine F. Flinn

Evagine F. Flinn, 91, of Parkersburg passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at Worthington Manor.

She was born Nov. 28, 1917, in Pennsboro, W.Va., a daughter of the late Hosea and Mary Orsha Baker Conaway.

She had worked at the cafeteria at DuPont for 10 years and enjoyed reading, needlework and painting birds. She had served as a 4-H leader for several years.

Evagine is survived by four children, Robert Flinn and Delores of Belpre, Doris J. Parsons of Parkersburg, Sallie L. Jones and Denzil of St. Marys and Earl B. Flinn of Pennsboro; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty L. Lamb of Parkersburg; and three brothers, Bernard, Raymond and Allie Conaway, all of Michigan.

In addition to her parents, Evagine was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Earl Flinn; daughter, Patricia Shockey; three sisters, Madeline Conaway, Marie Lamb and Anna Moore; four brothers, David, Phillip, Paul and Newton Conaway; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial will be at the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent by visiting LeavittFuneralHome.com

(Gerald Bills)


Marrietta Times April 8, 2004

French Rowe Fogle

POMONA, Calif. - French Rowe Fogle, 92, of Pomona died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at his home.

He was born Feb. 28, 1912, in Marietta to Charles E. and Emma O. Fogle. His hometown was St. Marys, W.Va. He graduated from St. Marys High School in 1929.

He attended Marietta College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English in 1933. While a student at Marietta College, his interests ranged from playing halfback on the football team to playing tenor sax in a dance band. He was also a member of the college yearbook staff, the Scrawlers Guild, the Men's Glee Club, the "M" Association, and the campus YMCA. He served as president of the sophomore class and chairman of the junior prom. He was also a member of the Nu Phi fraternity.

On June 2, 1958, he was awarded the honorary degree of doctor of letters degree by Marietta College.

He received a master's degree in 1938 and Ph.D. degree in 1949 from Columbia University. He attended Drew Theological Seminar in Madison, N.J., from 1933 to 1934.

He was an emeritus professor of history and English literature at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Calif., retiring in 1979. After his retirement, he served as a consultant to the director of Honnold Library in Claremont.

He had served on the editorial boards of The Huntington Library Quarterly and the Journal of the History of Ideas. He had been a member of the Renaissance English Text Society, Modern Language Association and the International Association of University Professors of English. He had also served as president of the Renaissance Conference of Southern California, the Milton Society of America, and the Friends of the Huntington Library. A top Milton scholar, he had made significant contributions to his field.

He authored several books. He served with the Marines in the South Pacific, won a field commission in Samoa and was awarded the Silver Star medal for heroic action against the Japanese in Guam in 1942. After his term of service ended, in December 1945, he held a Rockefeller Fellowship for a year, taught at Barnard College, and worked on his Ph.D. In 1951, he became a member of the permanent research staff in the field of English Renaissance literature at the Huntington Library.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Bennett Fogle, on April 28, 2000; his parents; and one brother, Dr. E. Edgar Fogle, on Nov. 9, 1998.

Mountain View Mortuary in Altadena, Calif., handled the arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - January 24, 2004

William D. Fogle

William Daniel Fogle, 86, of Hundred, W.Va., died Dec. 2003 in Milton, Fla. He was born Nov. 20, 1918 in St. Marys. He graduated from St. Marys High School in 1936. He was a drum major with the high school band. He was a member of the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean C. Fogle, Milton, Fla.; four children, Linda and her husband, Richard, Zaleski, Matthew E. Fogle, Martha Kemplin and Sarah and her husband, David, Myers; one sister, Fayette Casey; one brother, French Fogle; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 2, at the Margaret Street Church of Christ with Minister David Myers officiating. Burial followed in the Barrancas National Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle March 8, 2006

Dorothy Doris Ford

Dorothy Doris (Dottie) Ford, 75, died March 2, 2006, at a Ft. Worth, TX, hospital, as a result of a massive heart attack.

She, was born Aug. 31, 1930, at Parkersburg to John Everett Phillips and Eunice Edna Keener Phillips. She graduated from St. Marys High School in 1948. She moved to Washington, D. C., where she was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a secretary under J. Edgar Hoover. While in Washington, D.C., Dottie met a handsome young Marine officer, whom she married in 1952 in Alexandria, VA. She was an active member of First Christian Church in Stephenville, TX.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Cecil G. Ford, of Stephenville, ; a son and his family, Keith, Cindy, and Yana Ford, of Mansfield, TX; a daughter, Jymie Carol Inmon, of Kerens, TX; and a son, Larry Ford, of Allen, Texas; grandchildren, James and Teri Inmon of Kerens; Jiilian and David Reaves of Kerens; Jennifer and Bobby Warren of Athens, Texas; Jamie and Josh Woodall of College Station, TX; Land one great-grandchild, Jake Reaves; siblings, Jane Meeks of Marietta; Betty Negri of Stafford, VA; Charles Phillips of Vienna and Fred Phillips of Columbus, OH; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Services were March 6 at First Christian Church in Stephenville with the Rev. Paul Ganther officiating. Burial was in Bangs (TX) Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 22, 2006

Richard H. Forrester

Richard H. Forrester, 74, of Middlebourne died April 21, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 25, 1931, in Paden City, a son of the late Collie Lee Forrester and Sara Hammel Forrester. He was retired from PPG Industries after 39 years. He was a Korean Army veteran, where he served as a medic with the rank of sergeant. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and woodworker.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy L. Lucas Forrester; daughters, Karen (Webb) Carpenter of St. Marys and Lisa Forrester of Salt Lake City; a grandson, Richard Adam Carpenter; brothers, Robert (Rosalee) Forrester of Middlebourne, Gary (Pat) Forrester of Middlebourne and Donald Forrester of New Martinsville; sisters, Norma Jean Shields of Parkersburg, Patricia (Jim) Spencer of Weirton, W.Va., Rosaline Harter of Paden City; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Mark Hubband and William Forrester.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with the Rev. Dennis Mehaffie officiating. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Middlebourne Cemetery. Military services will be by VFW Post 6327, American Legion Post 67 of Sistersville, American Legion Post 86 of Paden City, VFW Post 4634 and American Legion Post 28 of New Martinsville.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 20, 2007

Charles Forshey

Charles "Dale" Forshey, 72, of Bull Run Road, Waverly died, Feb. 17, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 27, 1934, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Charles and Elsie Green Forshey. Dale enjoyed listening to and playing bluegrass music, antique cars and tractors and spending time with his grandkids that he loved dearly.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Gladys Hicks Forshey; five daughters, Ann Davis and her husband, John, of Parkersburg, Phyllis Wright of Cairo, W.Va., Brenda Wolfe and her husband, Perry, Karen Riffle, and her husband, James, and Judy Piersol and her husband, Terry, all of Waverly; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jim Forshey and his wife, Helen, Terry Forshey and his wife, Tina, both of Waverly, John Forshey and his wife, Linda, of Parkersburg, Gary Forshey and his wife, Pam, of Walker; six sisters, Leatrice Mason and her husband, Dave, and Shirley Forshey, both of Waverly, Carolyn Theobald and her husband, Rex, of Caldwell, Ohio, Sheilah Wright and her husband, Kim, Sharon Lutz and her husband, Bob, both of Parkersburg, and Pamela Cross of St. Marys; several nieces, nephews, and special friends, John Wright and Stanley Corbin, both of Waverly; and a special thanks to family friend, Kenny Robinson of Waverly.

In addition to his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Robert T. Forshey; two sisters, Beverly M. Forshey and Patricia K. Barnes; one great-granddaughter, Savannah L. Wolfe; two nephews and two nieces.

At the request of the family, there will be no services. Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys is assisting the family. Sympathy cards may be mailed to: The Forshey Family, 1107 Bull Run Rd., Waverly, WV 26184.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 2, 2007

James P. Forshey

James Preston Forshey, 66, of Waverly passed away March 31, 2007, in St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Room.

He was born Oct. 23, 1940, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Charles and Elsie Green Forshey. James was a member of the Sand Castle Camp Ground, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, four-wheelers and working on old Ford trucks.

Surviving is his wife of 44 years, Helen Wright Forshey; four children, Jimmie and wife, Bea, of Waverly, Tony and wife, Robin, of Walker, Tina Rager and husband, Phil, of Walker and Rodney and wife, Krista, of Waverly. He is the grandfather of seven, Jodie Cain and husband, Ryan, Adam, Chaz, Amber, Achaila, Meagan and Preston. He also was the brother of Gary (Pam) of Walker, John (Linda) of Parkersburg, Terry (Tina) of Waverly, Leatrice (Dave) Mason and Shirley Forshey, both of Waverly, Carolyn (Rex) Theobald of Caldwell, Sheilah (Kim) Wright and Sharon (Bob) Lutz, both of Parkersburg, Pam Cross of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald Forshey; two brothers, Robert Forshey and Dale Forshey; two sisters, Beverly Forshey and Patricia Barnes; two nieces; and a nephew.

James will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

At the request of his family, there will be no services or visitation. Kimes Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family. Sympathy cards may be mailed to the Forshey Family at 255 Middle Hill Rd., Waverly, WV 26184.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader May 22, 2004

FOSTER RANDY FOSTER

FOSTER RANDY FOSTER, 48, of Northfield went home to be with the Lord, where he was met by his mom, dad and brother, on May 15, 2004. Born in Cochocton, he has been a Northeast Ohio resident for the last 15 years. Randy was an ironworker and worked out of the Iron Workers Local 17 in Cleveland. He was a member of the Cuyahoga Falls Moose and had attended Northampton United Methodist Church. His survivors include wife of ten years, Janet; daughters, Melissa Appleman of Newark and Jessica Foster of Parkersburg, WV; sons, Matt Foster of Parkersburg, WV, Cory Foster of St. Mary's, WV and Randy Foster of Northfield; granddaughter, Raylen Foster; sister Linda Albertson and nephews Travis Harstine and Tyler Albertson, all of Cochocton and great niece Alexis Harstine. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Ruth (Haxton) Foster and brother Mark Foster. CALLING HOURS WILL BE FROM 1-3 P.M. AND FROM 5-7 P.M. TODAY AT THE DUNN-QUIGLEY CIRIELLO & CARR CUYA-HOGA FALLS CHAPEL (PORTAGE TR. AT 8TH ST.). Pastor David Sca-vuzzo will officiate at funeral services on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the North-ampton United Methodist Church, 852 W. Bath Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223. Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Akron, 245 Locust St., Akron, OH 44302. (DUNN-QUIGLEY CIRIELLO & CARR, FALLS CHAPEL 330-929-3866) www.cleveland.com/obits - Published in The Plain Dealer from 5/16/2004 - 5/18/2004.

(Gerald Bills)


Ada Bernice Fox

Ada Bernice Fox, 97, of Davisville died Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Willows Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 25, 1904, in Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late Milton E. and Cora Marshal Kidder. She was a member of the Marrtown Church of Nazarene and was employed at Paden City Pottery Co. for 20 years.

Many nieces and nephews and a large, loving extended family, including a niece and caregiver, Vivian Bently of Clarksville, MD, survive her.

She was preceded in death by three husbands; one son; five brothers; and three sisters.

Services will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, the Rev. Jesse Keenan officiating. Burial will be in North View Cemetery, New Martinsville, WV. Visitation is from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News March 11, 2008

Lowell K. Fox

Lowell Kenneth Fox, 74, of Friendly, died March 10, 2008 at her residence.

Lowell was born Jan. 20, 1934, a son of the late Orval A. and Helen J. Lochery Fox. He was U.S. Army veteran and retired from TCI Cable Co.

He is survived by his wife, Lois B. Swiger Fox; one son, Robert Kenneth Fox of Parkersburg; three daughters, Debbie Boor of Friendly, Jessica Holmes of Belmont and Sharon Fox of Sistersville; one sister, Linda Lou Wilson of Canfield, Ohio; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville with James Willison officiating. Burial will be in Pleasants Memorial Estates in Eureka, W.Va. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 28, 2007

Pauline D. "Polly" Fox

Pauline Doris ‘‘Polly’’ Fox, 84, of Belmont, W.Va., passed away March 27, 2007, at her residence.

She was born March 26, 1923, at Rock Run, Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Arthur and Dessa Bumgardner Wilson. She was a 1941 graduate of St. Marys High School, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the oldest living member of the George Street Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, William G. ‘‘Bill’’ Fox; daughter, Martha Hockenberry and her husband, David, of Belmont; grandson, J. H. Maheny and his wife, Sheryl, of Huntington, W.Va.; granddaughter, Paige Maheny Houser and her husband, Jim, of Pottstown, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Lauren and John Maheny of Huntington and Tara and Tori Houser of Pottstown, Pa.; sister, Freda Roden of Belmont; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Carlvan Fox; two brothers, Hack Wilson and Oran Wilson; and two sisters, Zora Mossack and Esther Rea.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, St. Marys. Calling hours are from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 26, 2009

William G. Fox

William Gordon "Bill" Fox, 86, of Belmont, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, W.Va. He was born Aug. 11, 1922, at St. Marys, W.Va., a son of the late John William and Artie Brown Fox.

Bill was a 1940 graduate of St. Marys High School and he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Golden City.

He served as maintenance superintendent at Cytec where he retired after 38 years of service. He was a member of the George Street Church of Christ and in his spare time he enjoyed hunting.

He is survived by one daughter, Martha Hockenberry and her husband, David, of Belmont; one grandson, J.H. Mahaney and his wife, Sheryl, of Huntington, W.Va.; one granddaughter, Paige Mahaney Houser and her husband, Jim, of Pottstown, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Lauren and John Mahaney, both of Huntington, and Tara and Tori Houser, both of Pottstown, Pa.; and one sister, Jeanette Ramsdell of Vienna, W.Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Carlvan Fox; and sisters, Phyllis Rea, Norma Lamp and Opal Hart.

Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, St. Marys, with military graveside rites. Calling hours will be on Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and on Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 6, 2007

Beatrice E. Frame

Beatrice E. Frame, 88, of Parkersburg died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at The Willows Nursing Home.

She was born in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Robert R. and Laura (Higgins) Rogers.

Along with her husband, she built and operated Redwood Restaurant for years and was also a partner with her husband in many other businesses. She was Baptist by faith and attended many churches in the area. She loved to bowl and enjoyed being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ronald H. Frame; son, Dr. Ronald D. Frame and his wife, Karen A., of Little Hocking, Ohio; grandson, Dr. Ronald D. Frame II and his wife, Amy, of Little Hocking; granddaughter, Dr. Joanna Frame Knapp and her husband, Todd, of Belpre; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Richard Smith officiating. Burial will be at Rockland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 28, 2004

Hester E. Francis

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Mrs. Hester Ellen Francis, 82, of Framingham, formerly of Ellenboro, Ritchie County, died March 26, 2004 at her residence. She had battled cancer for five months.

She was born Oct. 4, 1921 at Schultz, W.Va., a daughter of the late John H. and Mary E. Morrell Dennis.

Mrs. Francis was a member of the Ingram Ridge Church and a graduate of Mountain State College. She and her husband were the former owners of the Silver Star Grocery at Ellenboro (Lamberton).

She is survived by her husband, Silas Robert "Bob" Francis; one daughter, Roberta E. Francis and her husband, Lee Schlesinger, of Framingham; three sons, Dennis E. Davis and his wife, Carol, and John B. Kiggins and his wife, Patricia, all of Ellenboro, and Bruce C. Davis of Framingham; one sister Juanita Bell of Cherryfield, Maine; and five grandchildren, Lisa and Julie Davis, Sam and Nathan Schlesinger, and Steven Kiggins.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Ridge Cemetery, Pleasants County, with the Rev. James Pyles officiating. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times August 24, 2006

Kenneth Lee Francis Jr.

NEW MATAMORAS — Kenneth Lee Francis Jr., 68, of 1216 Williamson Ave., New Matamoras, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 22, 2006) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

He was born Sept. 27, 1937, in St. Marys, W.Va., a son of Kenneth Melvin and Nannie Rebecca Pethel Francis. He was a Baptist. He worked as a construction welder.

On Jan. 10, 1990, he married Reitha Nellie Cunnigham, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Nannie Rebecca Francis of Weirton, W.Va.; 10 daughters, Stephany and Shayna Francis of New Matamoras, Dotti Kekenak of Richmond, Ohio, Sue Stock, Brenda Addlesburger, Rose Haught and Becky Owens, all of New Matamoras, Cindy Ayers of St. Marys, W.Va., Elizabeth Southall of Newport, and Tonya Bratton of Morauia, N.Y.; three sons, William Francis of Sistersville, W.Va., Kenneth Francis III of Sistersville, W.Va., and Joe Francis of Pennsboro, W.Va.; 30 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Francis of Hebron, Ind.; and one sister, Elizabeth Kilman of Maysville, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Francis; one daughter, Nannie Francis; and one brother, Ed Francis.

There will be no visitation or services. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 30, 2008

Ray C. Frazier

Ray C. Frazier, 72, of Elizabeth was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 26, 2008, following complications from a massive stroke.

He was born Dec. 4, 1935, in Parkersburg, to the late C. R. and Pearl Frazier.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandparents, B.F. (Frank) and Lilly Dodd Frazier, George W. and Anna Pyatt Snyder; and brother, Raymond F. (Franklin) Frazier.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Evon Jones Frazier of the home; a son, Darrel (Janet) Frazier of Elizabeth; twin daughters, Jeanette (Roger) Kesterson of Fleming, Ohio, and Jeanene (Will) Hyde of Parkersburg; and five grandchildren, Dylan and Katie Frazier, Jentre Hyde, Janssen and Landon Kesterson. Also surviving is a sister, Jane Cutlip of Massillon, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Wilma Jean Frazier of West Union, W.Va., Bernice Jones of Parkersburg and Garnet Newlon of Parkersburg; brothers-in-law, Lloyd Jones of Elizabeth, Louis (Wanda) Jones of Elizabeth and Hershel Ashley of Barberton, Ohio; along with several nieces and nephews.

Following graduation from Wirt County High School and a tour of military duty, he was employed by Spencer State Hospital, working there until it closed. He then transferred to Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys from which he later retired. In addition to the fore mentioned employment, he was an active farmer most of his adult life and enjoyed to the fullest extent deer/turkey hunting and digging ramps in the mountains of Webster County with his brother.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today at Snyder Chapel Church at Annamoriah, W.Va., where he and his wife are members, with the Rev. Faley Blankenship officiating and Ron Little of the Temple Gate Quartet. Interment will be at Fought Cemetery in Newark, W.Va. Friends may call one hour prior to services today at the church.

The Matheny Whited Funeral Home of Elizabeth is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 12, 2004

Anita C. Freeland

Anita C. Freeland, 53, of St. Marys died Sept. 11, 2004, at her residence.

Memorial services will be held at the Riverview Baptist Church, Belmont, at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation.

Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, is handling arrangements.

Posted at Ingram Funeral Home

Anita C. Freeland

Anita C. Freeland, 53, of St. Marys, WV, died, September 11, 2004, at her residence. She was born, May 30, 1951, in New Martinsville, WV, a daughter of the late William David and Mary Evelyn Fluharty Ingold. She was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church, Belmont, WV, where she played piano, sang in the choir, and was a Sunday School Teacher. She was a 1969 graduate of Magnolia High School, and was retired from Bayer as administrative assistant in the maintenance department. She loved animals and people. She is survived by her husband, William R. “Rick” Freeland, one son, Adam David Freeland and his wife, Emily of Zanesville, OH, two grandchildren, Lauren and Blake, three sisters, Marilyn Malone of Friendly, WV, Michelle Smith of New Martinsville, WV, Theresa Spencer of Marietta, OH, several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 18th at 12 Noon at the Riverview Baptist Church, Belmont, WV. Calling hours will be from 11 A.M. to 12 noon at the church. Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 16, 2006

Marian E.Freeland

Marian E. Freeland, 84, of Pennsboro, W.Va., departed this life on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at Belmont, W.Va.

Mrs. Freeland was born Oct. 12, 1922, at Empire, Ohio, a daughter of the late Haymond L. and Bessie E. Hughey Jack. She was a homemaker and a faithful former member of the Pennsboro Senior Citizens.

She is survived by a son, Eugene Freeland of Pennsboro; daughters, Dianne Dawson of Murrysville, W.Va., and Barbara Francis of Route 1, Cairo, Glendale Community; brother, Ronald Jack of Belpre; sister, June Collins of Westlake, Ohio; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and special friend, Arthur Ryan.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Freeland was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Lee Freeland, who departed this life in 1982; son, Donald Freeland; infant son, Larry Freeland; and sister, Nellie Gallagher.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Harlan Hodge officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery at Pennsboro. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Wheeling Intelligencer, May 13, 2005

William Freeland

FREELAND, William "Rick," 56, of St. Marys, WV, died May 11, 2005, in the St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg, as the result of a traffic accident in St. Marys.

He was born April 10, 1949 at Middlebourne, WV, a son of Agnes Albright Freeland and the late Carl Freeland.

He was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church, Belmont, WV, where he was a deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He was a graduate of Tyler County High School, had worked for Corning Glass Company in Paden City for 20 plus years, and had worked for Magnetic Specialties, Inc. in Marietta, Ohio before opening his lawn service, A Cut Above.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, Adam Freeland and his wife, Emily; two grandchildren, Lauren and Blake Freeland, all of Zanesville, Ohio; his finacee, Rebecca Pryor of Belmont, WV; four sisters, Dorotha Haught and her husband, Denver of Romney, WV, Sharon Williams and her husband, Gary, Katherine Wise and her husband, Homer, all of Follansbee, WV, and Jean McNeef and her husband, Burt of Wilmington, NC; one brother, Lynn Freeland and his wife, Sherry of Statesville, NC; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Anita Ingold Freeland on September 11, 2004.

Services will be held Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Riverview Baptist Church, Belmont, WV with the Rev. James McGrill officiating. Calling hours will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Parkersburg News May 13, 2005

William Freeland

William "Rick" Freeland, 56, of St. Marys died May 11, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, as the result of a traffic accident in St. Marys.

He was born April 10, 1949, at Middlebourne, W.Va., a son of Agnes Albright Freeland and the late Carl Freeland. He was a member of the Riverview Baptist Church, Belmont, W.Va., where he was a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was a graduate of Tyler County High School, had worked for Corning Glass Co. in Paden City for 20 plus years and had worked for Magnetic Specialties Inc. in Marietta before opening his lawn service, "A Cut Above."

In addition to his mother, he survived by one son, Adam Freeland and his wife, Emily, of Zanesville, Ohio; two grandchildren, Lauren and Blake Freeland of Zanesville; his fiancee, Rebecca Pryor of Belmont; four sisters, Dorotha Haught and her husband, Denver, of Romney, W.Va., Sharon Williams and her husband, Gary, and Katherine Wise and her husband, Homer, all of Follansbee, W.Va., and Jean McNeef and her husband, Burt, of Wilmington, N.C.; one brother, Lynn Freeland and his wife, Sherry, of Statesville, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Anita Ingold Freeland on Sept. 11, 2004.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Riverview Baptist Church, Belmont, with the Rev. James McGrill officiating. Burial will be in the Beechwood Cemetery, Alma, Tyler County, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 5-9 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Carolyn L. Frey

Carolyn L. Frey, 57, of Annadale, VA, died Dec. 14, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 12, 1944, in Parkersburg, a daughter of Everett and Dollie Campbell Higgins of St. Marys.

She was a 1962 graduate of St. Marys High School. She was employed by Burns, Doane, Sweker and Mathis law firm in Arlington, VA. She was a Protestant and had attended Willow Island Baptist Church before moving to Virginia.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 37 years, Arthur ''Buddy'' Frey; one daughter, Angela D. Bailey and her husband David ''Greg'' of Spotsylvania, VA; one brother, Wayne Higgins of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial in Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island. Visitation is from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News August 11, 2004

Emily E. Fritts

Emily E. Fritts, 68, of St. Marys died Aug. 8, 2004, at her residence.

She was born April 5, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Florence Muth Flade. She had attended Grace Episcopal Church, had worked for AVI Foodsystems in Parkersburg and Farm Fresh in St. Marys. Her interests included reading and being with her kids and grandkids.

She is survived by one son, Raymond C. Fritts Jr. and his wife, Leah, of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Emily Pottmeyer and her husband, Philip McCarthy, of Philadelphia and Patricia Winland and her husband, Kelly, of Salem, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Ricky Koscho of Marietta and Blake Pottmeyer, Quintin Pottmeyer and Hayden "Mr. Peepers" Pottmeyer, all of Philadelphia; two brothers, Louis Flade and his wife, Sue, of St. Marys and George Flade of Mount Ephraim, N.J.; one sister, Loraine Stripo of Philadelphia; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Charles Fritts Sr.; and one brother, Russell Flade.

Services will be 3 p.m., Thursday at Grace Episcopal Church, St. Marys, with the Rev. Hayward Perkey officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 14, 2005

Maxine E. Fulmer

Maxine E. Fulmer, 86, of Belmont, W.Va., died Dec. 12, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born May 9, 1919, in Ritchie County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charley and Fannie Howard Allen. She was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church. She graduated from St. Marys High School in 1936. She was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1983, where she worked as assistant postmaster at the former Willow Island Post Office. She volunteered her time as a Girl Scout Leader and 4-H Leader. She enjoyed quilting, gardening and embroidering.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Ellen Waggoner and her husband, Bob, of McHenry, Md.; one son-in-law, Dan Boley of Edison, Calif.; two granddaughters, Andrea Waggoner of Glenville, W.Va., and Michelle Weikart and her husband, Chris, of Swan Quarter, N.C.; one grandson, Andrew Boley and his wife, Michelle, of Franklin, Pa.; two step grandsons, John Boley and his wife, Melissa, and Dan'l Boley and his wife, Tabatha, both of Franklin; two great-grandsons, Austin and Ethan Weikart of Swan Quarter, N.C.; one great-granddaughter, Alexa Boley of Franklin; one step great-granddaughter, KyLynn Boley of Franklin; and one sister, Madge Allen of Belmont.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn E. Fulmer, who died in 1983, and one daughter, Emma Jane Boley.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, with the Rev. Daniel Deem officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


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