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Martha Louise Gabbert

Born in Parkersburg, WV on Oct. 29, 1935 Departed on Jan. 25, 2004 and resided in Parkersburg, WV.

Visitation: Thursday Jan. 29, 2004
Service: Thursday Jan. 29, 2004
Cemetery: Riverview Cemetery

Martha Louise Gabbert, 68, of Parkersburg, died January 25, 2004 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg. She was born in Parkersburg a daughter of the late Bida Arnold Gabbert and Hazel Marie Bills Gabbert. She was a member of the Landmark Baptist Church.

Survivors include Abbie I. Smith of Williamstown, Mary Frances Byer and spouse John of Marietta, Elizabeth Libby A. Butler and spouse Ralph “Gene” of Williamstown, and Four Nieces and Nephews.

Services will be held Thursday 1:00 PM at The Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery Williamstown. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 23, 2008

Glen A. Gainer

Glen A. Gainer, 85, of Hebron, formerly of Grantsville, departed this life Saturday, March 22, 2008, at the family residence following a brief illness.

He was born Jan. 13, 1923, at Lockney in Gilmer County, a son of the late Dennis W. and Farie Fitzpatrick Gainer. He was retired from the Consolidated Natural Gas Company primarily working in the Grantsville area. Glen was a 1941 graduate of the former Normantown High School in Normantown, Gilmer County, and served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He had formerly attended the Rush Run Baptist Church at Stumptown, Calhoun County. He great enjoyed listening to and playing bluegrass music.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Sylvia L. Parsons Tucker Gainer; sons, Larry (Sharon) Gainer of St. Marys, Gary (Connie) Gainer and Terry (Faynell) Gainer, all of Weston; stepchildren, Robin Morgan of Hebron and Phillip Morgan II of Minot, N.D.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl J. “Tex” Gainer; sister, Geraldine Elder; and a grandson.

A celebration of Glen’s life where friends may visit with the family will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro. Memorials in the name of Glen A. Gainer are preferred to the Glenville State College Alumni Foundation, 200 High St., Glenville, WV 26351 for the purpose of furthering the education of students in the art of bluegrass music. .

(Gerald Bills)


Margaret L. Gainer

Margaret Lee Simonton "Butch" Gainer, 61, of Rt. 2, St. Marys died April 28, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born March 18, 1941 in St. Marys, a daughter of Sara Margaret Russell Pickens of Belmont and the late Frank Lee Pickens. She was a 1959 graduate of St. Marys High School, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys. She had worked for 29 years for the Sterling Oil Division of Quaker State Oil Refinery, later at Mid-Atlantic Fuel, and then Phoenix Petroleum until it closed. She had obtained the title of office manager. She had been employed by the West Central Publishing Company, St. Marys. She was a member of various parent and civic organizations.

She is survived by her husband, Larry G. Gainer; two sons, James Stephen Simonton and his wife, Lisa of Tampa, FL, and William Scott Simonton of St. Marys; one step son, Lance M. Gainer and his wife, Paula of Mineral Wells; four grandchildren, Jeffrey, Amanda, Danielle and Michael; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father; her first husband, William Kent Simonton; and one daughter, Leigh Ann Simonton.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, c/o Debbie Thompson, P.O. Box 246 Belmont, WV 26134.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News February 6, 2007

Julia C. Gale

Julia C. Gale, 86, of Newport, Ohio, died Feb. 4, 2007.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. John's Catholic Church, St. Marys. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, where a Rosary service will be at 8 p.m.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Julia C. Gale, 86, of Newport, OH, died, February 4, 2007, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, OH. She was born, March 31, 1920, at Hundred, WV, a daughter of the late Clarence Bernard and Grace Edna Dayton Yeater. She was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church, St. Marys, WV, and retired from the Washington County Home Nursing in 1985 as a registered nurse. She worked briefly at the Beverly Nursing Home for five years. Her hobbies included reading and traveling. She is survived by eight children, Carolyn Gale of Lancaster, OH, George T. Gale, Jr. and his wife, Carole of Liberty, NC, Judy Parrish and her husband, Richard of Clinton, WA, Mary Ellen Evans of Lancaster, OH, Michael Gale and his wife, Jocelyn of Waterford, OH, Myra “Jodi” Hewitt and her husband, Richard of Newport, OH, David Gale and his wife, Jan of Groveport, OH, and Tony Gale and his wife, Becky of Elizabeth, CO, twenty-two grandchildren, George T. Gale, III, and his wife, Beckie of Concord, NC, Julie Verchick and her husband, David of Pinehurst, NC, Michael Gale and his wife, Stacy of Spanish Fork, UT, Andrew Gale of Cardiff, CA, Leeann Frost and her husband, David of San Diego, CA, Jason Parrish and his wife, Sara of Kirkland, WA, Rachel Parrish of San Diego, CA, Shawn Evans and his wife, Janice of Bellefonte, PA, Anthony Gale and his wife, Carol of Hollidaysburg, PA, Jason Gale and his wife, Emily of Milton, FL, Jennifer Morris and her husband, Jason of Waterford, OH, Melissa Postage and her husband, J.D. of Thornville, OH, Amanda Gale, Aaron Gale, and Serena Gale all of Waterford, OH, Jackie Hewitt of Marietta, OH, Lisa Cochran of Newport, OH, Amber Hammer and her husband, Nick of Bolivar, OH, Ben and Kimmy Gale of Elizabeth, CO, Cassie Gale of Albuquerque, NM, Natasha Sagrabes and her husband, Shawn of Columbus, OH, and Megan Rogers and her husband, Sean of Norfolk, VA, twenty-two great grandchildren, Casey Gale, Abey, Ben, and Curt Verchick, Hayden Gale, Richard Brocker, Chloe Frost, Shannon Evans, Julia, Isaac, Riley, and Adrian Morris, Myra, Arthur, and Sophie Rogers, Petrona, Christian, and Quinton Gale, Angela and Kaylee Postage, Chelsie Cochran and Mason Sagrabes, one brother, Lewis Yeater of Hysteria, MI, two sisters, Phyllis Gregosky of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Shirley Sheppard of Wheeling, WV. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by George Thomas Gale, Sr., brother, Clarence Bernard Yeater, Jr., sister, Emilee McPeek, two granddaughters, Jacqueline and Jessica Gale, and a dear friend, Monsignor, Michael Donovan. A Mass for Christan Buial will be celebrated, Thursday, February 8, 2007, at 10 A. M. at the St.John’s Catholic Church, St. Marys, WV with the Father Steven Joseph as celebrant. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery. Calling will be from 2 to 8 P. M. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV, where a Rosary Service will be held at 8 P. M. Memorial Contributions maybe made to Salesion Mission, 80 South 6th Street, Columbus, OH 43215, the Newport Volunteer Emergency Squard, Newport, OH 45768, or The Hank Morus Athletic Fund, c/o Marietta Community Foundation, Marietta, OH 45750.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 29, 2004

N. Maxine Gallagher

PARKERSBURG - N. Maxine Gallagher, 76, of Parkersburg died Sunday, March 28, 2004, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born in Middlebourne, Tyler County, a daughter of the late Albert V. and Sarah Ellen Turner Parker. She was married to the late Edward F. Gallagher, who preceded her in death in 1984.

Mrs. Gallagher was a graduate of Tyler County High School in Middlebourne. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, where she was past president of St. Margaret Mary Sanctuary and a past member of the Catholic School Board. She owned and operated the former Sergio's restaurant on U.S. 50, Parkersburg, and Gallagher's in Belpre. Mrs. Gallagher was very active in politics, having been a past member of the Democratic Executive Committee and current member of the Democrat Women's Club. She served as chairwoman for the political campaigns for Sen. Jay Rockefeller, Governor Gaston Caperton, Secretary of State Joe Manchin and Parkersburg Mayor Jimmy Colombo. She was assisting locally in the campaign of Joe Manchin for governor of West Virginia.

Mrs. Gallagher is survived by three daughters, Rozann Wilcox of Parkersburg, Sarah Goff and husband, Bob, of Parkersburg and Judy Lucas and companion, Jimmy Mayes, of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; two grandchildren, Brad Wilcox and Jaculyn Wilcox of Parkersburg; and one nephew, Robert McCullough and wife, Patty, of St. Marys.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Jack Parker and one sister, Ardith McCullough.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Edward M. Bell officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, where Christian wake services will be conducted at the conclusion of visitation.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 21, 2007

David Garner

David “Cotton” Garner, 71, of Pennsboro, W.Va., departed this life on Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Parkersburg.

David was born Feb. 17, 1936, at Greenwood, W.Va., a son of the late Earl and Hattie Adams Garner. He was a truck driver, water well driller and scrap metal dealer.

He is survived by his son, Cotton Garner of Greenwood, W.Va.; daughter, Tracie Garner of Pennsboro; brothers, Roy Garner Sr. of St. Marys, W.Va., and Earl Garner of Tishomingo, Miss.; sisters, Mary Hornbeck of Houston, Texas, and Helen Hornbeck of East Liverpool, Ohio; grandchildren, Mike Moore Jr. and Maranda Jones; great-granddaughters, Sylvia and Karen Garner; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Sylvia and Karen Garner.

A memorial service in honor of David will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Evangelist Terry Jones officiating. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 26, 2009

Elvin R. Garrett

Elvin R. Garrett, 85, of Parkersburg died Nov. 24, 2009.

He was born Sept. 3, 1924, in Gilmer County near Coxs Mills, W.Va., a son of the late R. Earl and Opal Hall Garrett of Weston.

Elvin was a car dealer and salesman for more than 40 years. He was a member of Moose Lodge in Parkersburg, a member of Harrisville Baptist Church in Harrisville and attended South Parkersburg Baptist Church.

Elvin is survived by one grandson, Bryon Garrett and wife, Nikki, of Elizabeth; one granddaughter, Rebecca Smith of St. Marys; three great-grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. He is also survived by five stepchildren, Gary and Dottie Lamb, Earl Lamb, Bobbie and Roger Amos of Burnt House, Gene and Patina Lamb of Parkersburg and Lois and John Hall of Elizabeth; eight stepgrandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Nelson Garrett of Coxs Mills; and best friends, Dwayne and Barbara Reynolds of Parkersburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his second wife, E. Maxine Lamb Garrett; first wife, Helen Garrett; son, Thomas H. Garrett; brothers, Melvin and Jack Garrett; and sister, Glow Woofter of Weston, W.Va.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, Parkersburg, with Pastor Joe Busch officiating. Interment will follow in the Weston Masonic Cemetery, Weston. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at the funeral home.

An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 5, 2008

Susan K. Garrett

Susan K. Garrett, 53, of Columbia, Md., died Feb. 1, 2008.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Susan K. Garrett, 53, of Columbia, MD, died February 1, 2008, at the Greater Balitmore Medical Center. She was born August 1, 1954, in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of James F. Riggs of Athens, GA, and the late Helen Scott Riggs. She was an active member of the Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church of Columbia, MD, she had been accounting manager of S. I. Restorations, and she and her husband hosted exchange students. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Joseph F. Garrett, a brother, Randall F. Riggs, a nephew, Adam F. Riggs, and a niece Katherine L. Riggs all of Austin, TX. Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 7, 2005, at 10 A. M. at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery with Pastor Pam Shuman officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 P. M. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV. Memorial contributions maybe made to the Claudia Mayer Cancer Center, 10700 Charter Drive, Suite 250, Columbia, MD 21044.

(Gerald Bills)


Archie D. Garrison

Archie D. Garrison, 64, of Ogden Road, Waverly, died July 13, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.

He was born November 12, 1936, in Wood County to Minnie Moore Huggins of Belmont and the late Harry Garrison. He was a Christian and a member of Narrow Gate Baptist Church. He retired from Mullen Motors of Parkersburg as a mechanic.

He is survived by his wife Donna Garrison; a son, Mark Garrison and his wife, Bootsie, of Waverly; one daughter, Barbara Myers and her friend, Bill Repine, of Waverly; three grandchildren, Travis Garrison, Christy Martin and Jeff McDonald; two great-grandchildren, Joey Marcum and Brandie Marcum; three brothers, Ray Garrison, Dick Garrison and Russ Garrison, all of Waverly; and two sisters, Elsie Dornon of Waverly and Judy Jackson of Walker.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edith Ruth Pittman Garrison; an infant son, Mitchell Garrison; and a brother, Jack Garrison.

Services were Monday, July 16 at Narrow Gate Baptist Church with the Revs. Carl Lemley, Randy Dornon and Daniel Simmons officiating. Burial was in Middle Ridge Baptist Cemetery.

(Michael Anderson)


ARIMATHAEA "ARMI" (BAYLES) GARRISON

Arimathaea "Armi" (Bayles) Garrison, 91 of Steubenville, Ohio died Friday, April, 9, 1999 at Trinity Medical Center East, Steubenville, Ohio. She was born in St. Marys, WV on July 1, 1907 a daughter of the late Marcus and Mary Catherine (Masters) Bayles. She was a member of the Lovers Lane Church Of Christ, Steubenville, Ohio for over 70 years and a member of the Ohio Valley College Stepping Stones.

She was preceeded in death by her parents; her husband Elzie "Sam" Garrison in 1964; two brothers, Howard Bayles and Herman Bayles; and four sisters, Carrie Bayles, Marjorie Clutter, Ruth Bayles, and Evelyn Conklin.

She is survived by two sons, William Reginald Garrison of Steubenville, Ohio and Samuel Marcus Garrison of Cisco, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be recieved at the Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, Ohio on Sunday from 7-9 PM and on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday with Evangelist Raymond Hagood officiating. Internment will be at Fort Steuben Burial Estates, Wintersville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lovers Lane Church of Christ.

(William R. Garrison)


CREEL GARRISON

Pleasants County Leader - September 5, 1902

His Skull Was Crushed

Belmont, W. Va., Sept. 1 – Creel Garrison, while working on the road just back of Eureka, about one mile below here, was blasting rock. when a blast went off and threw a piece of rock weighting six or seven pounds about fifty feet in the air, which came down on the top of his head, crushing in the skull.

He is still living, doctors having been called from St. Marys, Waverly and Marietta, but there is very small chance of his recovery.

He is a man about 45 years of age and has a wife and four children.

LATER–Since the above was written we learn Mr. Garrison was injured last Friday evening and died Saturday morning about 8 o'clock. He was buried Sunday afternoon.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 1, 2008

Edna M. Garrison

Edna M. Garrison, 87, of Harrisville departed this life on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at Harrisville.

Mrs. Garrison was born on June 20, 1920, at Harrisville, a daughter of the late Dane and Myrtle Hedrickson Hall. She was a homemaker and had held employment as a clerk at the former L. and N. Cleaners of Harrisville.

She is survived by a son, Randall Zinn of St. Marys; a daughter, Warna Gallant of Oxford, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Rodney Zinn; brothers, Harold, Ed and Hubert Hall; and an infant sister, Francis Goff.

Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery at Harrisville. Services will be held at the convenience of the family with the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, assisting with arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 17, 2006

Edwin L. Garrison

Edwin L. Garrison, 70, of St. Marys, W.Va., went to be with his Lord and Saviour Sunday, July 16, 2006, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 20, 1936, in St. Marys, the son of the late Geneva G. Garrison. He was an employee of the former Quaker State Oil Refinery in St. Marys and retired from OSI, formerly Union Carbide. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church, a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of AMVETS Post 40. He was a board member of the Pleasants County Habitat for Humanity.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Donna M. Hooper Garrison; his seven blessed daughters and their families, Velinda Cumblidge and her husband, Bob, of St. Marys, Mary Chambers and her husband, Charlie, of Clarington, Ohio, Peggy Boyles and her husband, Pat, Marsha Pinkerton and her husband, Terry, and Barbara Bills and her husband, Steve, all of St. Marys, Judy Garrison and her friend, Steve, of New Martinsville, W.Va., and Teresa Garrison of Marietta; grandchildren, Eric Cumblidge of Tampa, Fla., Brandi Bills of Marietta, Kristin Boley and Katie Pinkerton, both of St. Marys and Megan Butler of Marietta; his brother, Larry V. “Mike” Michael and his sister, Norma J. Winland, both of St. Marys; his lifelong friend, Dale “Smitty” Smith of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tyndall and Rosa Hooper.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastors George Burns, Tim Nichols and Jimmy Taylor officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery at Hebron, W.Va., with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222 and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasants County Habitat for Humanity, c/o Pleasants Community Foundation, P.O. Box 420, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - October 25, 1917

NATHANIEL GARRISON

On Sunday October 21, died Nathaniel Garrison at his home in Belmont, aged 79 years, 10 months and 5 days. The cause of death was paralysis. Funeral services were held at the residence on Monday afternoon by Rev. McCulty and the remains were interred in the cemetery of the Willow Island Baptist Church.

(Gerald Bills)


MRS. IDA E. GATRELL

Mrs. Ida Ellen Gatrell, 66, 605 Court Lane St. Marys, died yesterday morning, (Monday, August 7, 1967) in Marietta Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

Born in Pleasants county, she was a daughter of the late William and Malinda Salisbury Johnson.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Howard (Geneva) Wolfe, Mrs. Betty MacDonald and Mrs. Gene (Geraldine) Lamp, all of St. Marys, Mrs. Samuel (Juanita) Glenn, farmington, Michigan, Mrs. Ernest (Evelyn) Klocke, Northville, Michigan, two sons Jack Gatrell, Northville, Michigan and Lyle Gatrell, Novi, Michigan. One brother Lou Johnson, ST. Marys; one sister, Mrs. Mollie (Maude) Dearth, ST. Marys 22 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Ruttencutter Funeral home St. Marys with the Rev. William P. Snyder officiating. Burial will be in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery.

(Linda Stalnaker)


Parkersburg News October 5, 2006

Larry G. Gaspers

Larry Gene Gaspers, 66, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Oct. 3, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born March 7, 1940, in Carroll County, Ohio, the son of the late Thomas and Hila Gaspers of Cattletsburg, Ky. Larry was a member of the Union Valley Baptist Church. He had retired from and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. He also was the superintendent for 15 years for Boiler Rebuilders and Fabricators, Baton Rouge, La.

Larry enjoyed his children, grandchildren, hunting and fishing, as well as being very giving to his children and friends. His passion was cooking for his family and friends.

He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Taylor and her children, Kendall Taylor and Kristi Taylor of St. Marys; and five children, Sherry Lynn Rowe and her husband, John, of Fairmont, W.Va., Randy Gene Gaspers and his wife, Sarah, of St Marys, Steven Larry Gaspers of Williamstown, Angela Ann Nolan and her husband, Wayne, of Williamstown and Rodney Lewis (Tator) Gaspers and his wife, Peggy, of St Marys; grandchildren, Shannon Dee Higgins Clary, Jason Roy Higgins, Stephanie Lynn Rowe Wyer, Bobbie Jo Seese, Jesse James Canterbury III, Nathanael Wayne Nolan, Jennifer Gaspers, Robby Lewis Gaspers and Larry Gene Gaspers; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Rupert; a daughter, Tammy Marie Gaspers; two grandchildren, Shane William Gaspers and Angel Marie Nolan; son-in-law, Douglas Roy Higgins; one brother, Thomas Gaspers; and one sister, Sue Gaspers.

As thoughtful and caring as he was, his wishes were to donate his body to medical science in hopes to be able to help others even after death. A Memorial Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Union Valley Baptist Church, Old Saint Marys Pike, Parkersburg, WV, with Pastor Bill Law officiating.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - September 8, 1905

Mrs. Gatrell Dead

Mrs. George Gatrell died at her home at Glen Easton, Marshall County, Wednesday. The remains were brought to this city today and after a short funeral service at the M. P. church, laid to rest in the St. Marys cemetery. The deceased was a daughter of Jerry Cunningham.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 1, 2008

Clyde A. Gault

Clyde A. Gault, 71, of Parkersburg went home to Heaven on Nov. 29, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born Jan. 18, 1937, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Elmer Preston and Verna Barnes Gault.

Clyde was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and enjoyed attending Big Red football games. In his early years he enjoyed gardening with his father. Later he loved attending revivals at area churches and playing bingo at Care Haven of Pleasants County where he resided the past 10 years. He was a Christian by faith.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Helen Gault-Johnson of Parkersburg; stepsister, Linda Bayer of Florida; nieces, Patricia Williams of Washington, W.Va., and Carla Patton (Michael) of Mineral Wells; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl F. Gault; and a stepsister, Donna Sinnett.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Vaughan Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Henson officiating. Services will conclude with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider contributions to the American Diabetes Association, the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

The family expresses their gratitude to the caregivers at Care Haven for their loving care of Clyde during his residency.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader August 14, 2004

Harry D. Gault

Harry D. Gault of Hanover, Mich., passed away in WA Foote Memorial Hospital in Jackson, Mich., on Aug. 8, 2004.

He was born in Belmont on Oct. 5, 1925, the son of Harry J. and Edrie (Bell) Gault. In 1944 he married Letha R. Dotson of St. Marys, who preceded him in death on Jan. 6, 2004. He owned and operated Bud's General Repair in Concord, Mich. He enjoyed working on stock cars and flying radio controlled airplanes, which he built.

He is survived by one son, Gordon Gault of Hanover, Mich.; and one daughter, Linda (Gale) Stephens of Horton, Mich.; five grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren.

A memorial service was held at the Kurtz-Towns Funeral Home in Hanover, Mich., on Aug. 11 Memorial donations are suggested to Southern Michigan Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor's choice.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - August 24, 1928

PAUL GAULT KILLED BY FALLING MAST

Paul Gault met an untimely death at Chester Hill, Ohio, Wednesday morning. He was engaged with Ray Dotson at the time in hoisting a derrick pole preparatory to pulling and cleaning out a well for the Dinsmoor Co. The pole was being erected with a tractor which the victim was operating. Ray saw dust give off from the top of the pole and signaled Paul to ease back. At the same time the pole cracked off at the top to crash to the ground. Paul jumped from the tractor seat, and in his haste to escape ran directly in the path of the falling timber. He was caught in the terrible dead-fall and was fatally crushed altho not killed outright. He lived about three hours after the accident.

Ruttencutter and Son's ambulance was sent for and the body was conveyed to this city Wednesday evening where it was prepared for burial. The funeral will be held in the Church of Christ, probably, Saturday afternoon, and burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

The deceased was about 24 years of age and is survived by his wife, Freda Hupp Gault and a baby boy.

(Ruttencutter Funeral Home Records:
Name: Gault, Paul Delbert
Date of Birth: 2/25/07
Father: Curtis Gault
Mother: Viola Lane
Married to: Freda Hupp
Date of Death: 8/22/28
Place of Death: Oil Field Accident
Place of Burial: IOOF)

(Gerald Bills)


The St. Marys Oracle - May 7, 1936

D. M. GIBBS

Dennis M. Gibbs, son of the late Edward P. and Ellen E. Gibbs, was born Oct. 27, 1864 at Antioch, Monroe County, O. and died Sunday morning May 3, 1936, aged 71 years, 6 months, and 6 days. Mr. Gibbs was converted in early life and joined the M. E. Church. Nov. 11, 1891 he was united in marriage to Anna B. Mathes, who departed this life Dec. 8, 1918. To this union were born two children, Ella Mabel and James Walter.

On Jan. 26, 1920 he was united in marriage to Emma King. Mr. Gibbs was a licensed preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church by Dr. O. D. King, Superintendent of the Parkersburg District. Surviving are his wife and son, James Walter, at home. One brother, Thurston Gibbs of Belmont, and one sister, Mrs. Estella Gibbs Minder of Bristolville, O.

(Gerald Bills)


Canton, McPherson County, Kansas Newspaper, March 1944.

MRS. DAVID GIBSON WAS BURIED LAST FRIDAY

The funeral service for Mrs. David Gibson was held Friday afternoon at the Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock conducted by the Rev. L. C. McNeil, pastor of the church.

Sarah Williamson was born November 30, 1852 near Hebron, Pleasant county, West Virginia, the daughter of Nancy and David Williamson and passed away at the McPherson County hospital March 1st at the age of 91 years, 3 months and 1 day.

She joined the Methodist church in her girlhood in West Virginia. On October 15, 1868 she was united in marriage to Jacob [Mc]Henry. To this union two children were born, James Albert and Mary Adeline, who died in infancy. Mr. McHenry died on December 21, 1880.

In the year 1880 she came to Kansas and made her home with her sister, Mrs. Sam McHenry and Mr. McHenry. On October 19, 1884 she was married to David Gibson. To this union one son was born.

Mr. Gibson who preceded her in death died in February 1939. With the exception of a short time spent in Iowa Mrs. Gibson spent the last sixty years of life in or near Canton.

Surviving in the immediate family are: Mr. and Mrs. Harlen Gibson, Joy and Jay; Pfc. and Mrs. Robert Gibson and Richard Leroy. Noah Williamson of Hebron, West Virginia and a nephew, Wm. McHenry.

(Picture image of this obit submitted by someone 9/2007 but I have fotten who it is. - Thanks!)


Pleasants County Leader - October 11, 1901

Ella Mabel Gibbs

Ella Mabel Gibbs, born March 1, 1900, died October 5, 1901, aged 19 months 5 days. Was the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gibbs of Belmont. The funeral occurred Monday at 10 a. m., and the services were conducted by Rev. O. E. Thorn. Interment Monday afternoon in St. Marys Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


GILLESPIE
The Gillespie Family

DELPHA MASON GILLESPIE was born of Mr. & Mrs. James B.(Beryl/Burl..See note) Mason a farmer in Pleasants County. She was living in Sistersville at the time of her death. The following was taken from the January 3rd 1921 edition of the "Sistersville Daily Review." The price of the newspaper was 2 cents.

GILLESPIE FUNERAL WAS HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON-----

Funeral services for Mrs. Delphia Mason Gillespie whose death occurred Friday morning were held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock from the family residence in South Wells street. Rev. C. A. Snider pastor of the M. E. church officiated at the services and was assisted by Rev. W. T. McKee pastor of the Presbyterian church.

The regular service was followed by the service of the Eastern Star of which Mrs. Gillespie was prominent officer. A large concourse of sorrowing friends followed the body to Oakwood cemetery where interment was made.

Delphia Mason Gillespie was born at Pennsboro, Ritchie county, August 18th, 1878. Departed this life December 31st 1920. Age 42 years, 4 months 13 days. She was married to Frank J. Gillespie March 25th 1902 at Wheeling, W.Va. To this union were born Naomi Julia, Fred M., Ester and Mildred who died in infancy. During revival services held by Rev George W. Willis in the Methodist Episcopal church of this city she gave her heart to God and with her three small children united with the Methodist church in which church she lived, worked and died. She was an active member of the Ladies Aid Society, The Woman's Missionary Society and the Order of the Eastern Star of which order she was a prominent officer. Our deceased sister's family connections are as follows. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beryl/Burl Mason. Mr. Mason is a civil war veteran and prominent farmer in Pleasants County. Her mother preceded her to the Better Land in 1894. The surviving brother and sisters are Mrs. Mary Ann Batton of Cairo, Mrs. Winnie Beerbout of Waterford, Ohio, Mrs. Laura Gaitrell of Glen Easton, Marshall Co., Mrs. Gertrude Byers of Hebron, Mr. J. T. Mason who died three weeks after his mother's death. Mrs. Gillespie in her immediate family leaves her husband, Frank J. Gillespie, Naomi Julia, Ester and Fred M. to sorrow over her untimely departure.

(David Buck)


Parkersburg News August 30, 2005

Benjamin Gilmore Jr.

Benjamin F. "Ben" Gilmore Jr., 84, of Parkersburg departed this life on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at Parkersburg.

Mr. Gilmore was born on June 10, 1921, at Pennsboro, W.Va., to the late Benjamin F. and Lena M. Pifer Gilmore Sr. He was a graduate of Pennsboro High School and was an Army veteran of World War II, seeing action on the island of Luzon in the Philippines with the 1393rd Engineer Combat Battalion. He retired in 1983 with 32 years of service as an instrument technologist from American Cyanamid, Willow Island Plant, and then was employed by the Wood County Board of Education as a school bus driver for 13 years. For many years, Mr. Gilmore and his wife, Bernice, operated Bernice's Beauty Salon on 23rd Street in Parkersburg. He was a member of Harmony Lodge No. 59, A.F. & A.M., O'Dell S. Long, Chapter No. 25, R.A.M., and Commandery No. 20, K.T., all of Pennsboro. In Parkersburg he held membership in the Scottish Rite, Nemesis Temple of the Shrine, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 14. He had been a member of the former E.U.B. Church at Pennsboro for many years and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Parkersburg.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Biff Spitz of Pennsboro and Jim and Sue Gilmore of Parkersburg; brothers, C. Gayle Gilmore of Parkersburg and Donald H. Gilmore of Morgantown; and grandsons, Ben and Chris Gilmore.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Gilmore was preceded in death his wife of 56 years, Bernice W. Baker Gilmore, who died in 2003; a brother, Frank Gilmore; a sister, Rella Farson; an infant brother; and an infant sister.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with entombment in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Finch, W.Va. Private entombment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 31, 2007

Diane Gilmore

Diane Stevens Gilmore, 42, of Newport, Ohio, passed away surrounded by her family and friends after a long battle with cancer, at her parents' home in Newport.

She was born Sept. 28, 1964, in Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of Pearly and Carline Maynard Stevens of Newport. She was a 1982 Frontier High School graduate. She had been an administrative assistant with REM Community Options in St. Marys, and was employed by the Fireside Restaurant and Lounge. She had been employed previously by Merrill Lynch in Florida and Ohio, the Schwendeman Agency, and Magnum Magnetics, both in Marietta. Her hobbies included water sports, softball, gardening, and she enjoyed life under the sun.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two sons, Jordan Parmiter and Joey Gilmore III, both at home; two sisters, Denise Blouir and Debra Pryor and her husband, Michael, all of Newport; four brothers, Michael P. Stevens and his wife, Clair, of Queen Creek, Ariz., Loyd F. Stevens of Nitro, W.Va., Darryl W. Stevens and his wife, Debra, of St. Marys and Doyle D. Stevens and his wife, Lisa, of Coolville, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and four great-nieces.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Annette Elliott, paternal grandparents, Levi and Edna Stevens, and maternal grandmother, Renee Perry.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastors David Beaver and David Martin officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, Ohio. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Diane to the Ohio Valley Community Credit Union, c/o Debra Pryor, 450 Pike St., Marietta, OH 45750.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader April 6, 1917

Johnathan Gilmore

Johnathan Gilmore an old and much respected citizen passed away at his home at Pleasants on Sunday of complication of diseases, aged 74 years. He was a veteran of the civil war. The funeral was held on the third, his remains being laid to rest in the Douglas cemetery. [Company "D", 27th Ohio Infantry.]

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 30, 2008

Roderick Myles "Rick" Ginter

Roderick Myles "Rick" Ginter, 49, of Belmont, W.Va., died Nov. 28, 2008.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Roderick Myles “Rick” Ginter, 49 of Belmont, WV, died, November 28, 2008, at the Montefiorie Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. He was born January 17, 1959, in Medina County, OH, a son of James A. Ginter and Julie Ginter. He enjoyed raising cockatiels and riding 4-wheelers. He is survived by his father James A. Ginter of Discovery Bay, Calif., mother, Julie Ginter of Belmont, WV, and one sister, Joyce Bills of Calcutta, WV. He was preceded in death by his uncle Shane Bills, maternal grandparents Glen and Dorthea Davis and paternal grandparents George and Vera Ginter. Services will be held Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Kay Larsen officiating. Interment will be in the Calcutta Cemetery, Pleasants Co., WV. Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 P. M. Monday, and from 10 to 11 A. M. Tuesday at the funeral home. (Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 9, 2004

ELLA S. GOLDSTON

Ella Saulene Goldston, 82, of St. Marys died April 7, 2004, at the Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

She was born Jan. 14, 1922, a daughter of the late A. R. and Joanna Ankrom. She had worked for the former St. Marys Telephone Company and was a Methodist.

She is survived by several cousins, including Ross and Christine Hart of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Marys Cemetery. Visitation from 3-4 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle February 22, 1951

MRS. JOANNA GOLDSTON

Mrs. A. R. Goldston, nee Joanna Michael Ankrom, passed away February 15, 1951, after a brief illness of lobar pneumonia and a cerebral hemorrhage. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Saul Ankrom, prominent citizen of St. Marys, and a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Bills, one of the distinguished pioneer families of Pleasants County.

As with her parents and ancestors, she used her talent and skills towards making the world a little better for having lived in it; thus endeavoring to live as Jesus would approve.

In early life she became a member of Trinity Methodist Church. She was a talented musician having attended Beaver College of Music, also a graduate of Oberlin College and a private pupil of the famous composer Wilson G. Smith.

Prior to her marriage to A. R. Goldston, a former teacher and coach of the St. Marys High School, she was organist of her church and a teacher of music. A daughter, Maxine Goldston, preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Miss Saulene Goldston, an aunt, Mrs. Roscoe Pritchard and an uncle. Daniel Bills.

Her host of friends and relatives will ever be grateful for her cheerful acceptance to participate in any worthy cause or wholesome activity. Funeral services were held at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home Saturday, February 17 at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. L. W. Burton, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church officiating. Interment was made in the St. Marys cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 30, 2005

Wilma F. "Jo" Good

Wilma F. "Jo" Good, 59, of St. Marys, Schultz Community, died March 28, 2005.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with visitation 5-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Thursday.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Wilma F. “Jo” Good, 59, of St. Marys, WV, Schultz Community, died, March 28, 2005, at her residence. She was born, September 28, 1945, at Elkins, WV, a daughter of the late Robbie Sparks Sipe and Lake E. Sipe of Bartow. She was a member of the St. Marys Apostolic Church, loved to paint and raised wolves. In addition to her father, she is survived by two sons, Harvey Lake Findly and his wife, Crystal of Elkins, WV, and James Edward Findly and his wife, Joyce of Durbin, WV, five grandchildren, two brothers, Harry Sipe of Bartow, WV, and Lake Sipe, Jr. of Beverly, WV, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother. Services will be held Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Terry Lough officiating. Burial will be in the Boyer Cemetery in Pocahontas County, WV on Friday, April 1, 2005. Calling hours from 5 to 9 P. M. Wednesday and from 9 to 11 A. M. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 19, 2004

Paul J. Goodno

Paul J. Goodno, 70, of Parkersburg passed away Oct. 17, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 29, 1934, in Parkersburg, a son of the late James Harold and Jessie Grimm Goodno. He was retired from Storck Bakery after 39 years of service, was a Methodist by faith and loved history, reading, German music and German food.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Goodno; one daughter and her husband, Becky J. and Gale Edwards of Springfield, Mo.; one brother, Bruce Goodno and his wife, Sandra, of Parkersburg; and two nieces, Christie Goodno and her husband, Pat Sell, of Rockville, Md., and Kathy Lancaster and her husband, David, of St. Marys.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, with the Rev. Casey Stinespring officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 28, 2005

Kenneth L. Gordon

Kenneth Lee "Kenny" Gordon, 84, of Philippi, W.Va., passed away Friday, May 27, 2005, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born Aug. 14, 1920, in Parsons, W.Va., a son of the late Owens and Nepha (Ford) Gordon.

He was united in marriage on Dec. 15, 1945, to Mary (Parsons) Gordon, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Carol and husband, William Carder, of St. Marys, Nancy and husband, Jonathan Everson, of Lumberton, N.C., and Christie and husband, Jeff Allen, of Philippi; nine grandchildren, Melissa Carder, Cydi Mote, Andrea Carder, Jason Everson, Sarah Ervin, Jennifer Everson, Marcie Allen, Macall Allen and Bradley Allen; and four great-grandchildren, Bethany and Blakelyn Mote and David and Samuel Ervin.

Mr. Gordon was the last surviving member of his family, having been preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Mr. Gordon was a mechanic and welder for the Operating Engineers Local 132. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and Korean War. He was a 50-year member of the Bigelow Lodge 52 AF&AM, Osirs Temple of Wheeling and O.E.S. Chapter 41. He was a member of the Philippi Southern Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, with the Revs. Jeff Simms and David Mellquist officiating. Jason Everson will offer the eulogy. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery with the Bigelow Lodge 52 AF&AM conducting graveside rites along with the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post 44 conducting military rites. Friends will be received from 3-9 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Hospice, P.O. Box 173, Belington, WV 26250.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - July 18, 1902

Mrs. B. H. Gorrell

Mrs. B. H. Gorrell of Hebron is dead. Her demise was due to dropsy and complication of diseases incident upon old age. Her death occurred last Wednesday, the 9th inst. The deceased was in her 67th year.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 16, 2004

Cassie R. Gorrell

Cassie R. Gorrell, 43, of Schultz, Pleasants County, W.Va., died July 14, 2004.

She was born June 5, 1961, a daughter of Vera Davis Morrell of Schultz and the late James "Buddy" Morrell. She was a 1979 graduate of St. Marys High School. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and visiting the mountains.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 25 years, Charles "Kale" Gorrell of Schultz; three sons, Travis Gorrell and his wife, Kelly, of St. Marys, SR Scott Gorrell of New London, Conn., and Brandon Gorrell of Schultz; two daughters, Becky and her husband, Bobby Hooper, of Belpre and Jessica Gorrell of Schultz; four grandchildren, Katie, Kaleb and Gabriel Hooper, all of Belpre, and Charli Michelle Gorrell of St. Marys; two brothers, Jim Morrell of Waverly and Mack Morrell of Schultz; one sister, Linda Mayfield of Schultz; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her father, she was preceded by one son, Michael Allen Gorrell; three sisters, JoAn Moore, Netti Cunningham and Cindy Morrell; and one brother, Kenny Morrell.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be 6-9 p.m. today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader May 5. 1905

YOUNG MAN FINDS WATERY GRAVE – FELL FROM BOAT

Frank Gorrell was drowned at the city wharf at nine o'clock Tuesday night. He with other, went down to see the Bedford come in. After the boat had landed at the wharf, he and other s boarded her . The were standing near the gang plank on the bow when he in some manner slipped off, falling between the boat and the wharf boat and disappeared. He was about 20 years of age, and the only son of Moses Gorrell. who moved from Ben's Run to this city during the winter. It seems that fate has pursed him relentlessly. Last winter he came near to violent death in a coasting accident when his companion, Forest Brown, was killed. He was a salesman in Simmons' grocery and was much esteemed by a host of friends. A large crowd was soon at the scene of the tragedy, and every effort made to recover the body, which was not found until after one o'clock.

It sank just at the lower end of the wharf boat and was recovered by means of grab hooks. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the M. E. Church South, conducted by Rev. J. I. Vinson. His invalid mother is prostrated by the shock, as well as is his only sister, and grave fears are entertained as the result. Mr. Gorrell is also suffering extremely from the shock.

The bereaved parents have the united sympathy of the whole community in their dark hour of bereavement. Pleasants County Leader May 12, 1905

Frank E. Gorrell

The people of the town were made sad on May 2 by the sad news of the drowning of Frank Gorrell.

He was the son of Moses and Mary Gorrell formerly of Meadville but now residing at St. Marys. Frank was an active industrious, Christian gentleman; he was born Sept. 2, 1886, and was an obedient son.

While at the city wharf the steamer Bedford made a landing. Frank with friends stepped on the bow of the boat and amid the excitement which usually attends a steamer landing, Frank went over board ; and as his body entered the water the rushing current swept him under the boat. He asked for help but it came too late. A Vigorous search was begun at once for him but it was not until about one o'clock in the morning that the body was recovered. He was converted and became a Christian in the winter of 1899 and since that time his life has been consecrated to the church and Sunday school.

He was devoted to his home and was never prodigal.

He leaves a father, mother and sister, Edith, and many relatives upon whom the misfortune rests heavily.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 24, 2004

John Gorrell

MIDDLEBOURNE - John A. Gorrell, 90, of Wick Community, Middlebourne, died Feb. 23, 2004, at New Martinsville Health Care Center.

He was born July 29, 1913, in Meadville, W.Va., a son of the late Clyde and Della M. Arnett Gorrell. He was a retired dairy farmer, a member of the Wick United Methodist Church and the IOOF 69 of Middlebourne.

He is survived by sons, Robert Gorrell of Crosley, Texas, Charles Gorrell of Arvilla, W.Va., and Ronald Gorrell of Norton, Ohio; daughters, Anna Mae Mossor of Bridgeport, Janet Baker of Middlebourne, Linda Fitzsimmons of Wick, W.Va., and Donna Taliferro of Anchorage, Alaska; brothers, Paul Gorrell of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Helen Daugherty of Parkersburg and Evelyn Wagner of Canton, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances M. Wagner Gorrell, in 1998; a daughter, Shirley Hofer; and a brother, Russell Gorrell.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with the Rev. William Williamson officiating. Burial will be in the Upper Beech Run Cemetery, Arvilla.

Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


MARGARET GORRELL

Newspaper Unknown

Mrs. Margaret Gorrell, wife of A. C. Gorrell, died of a complication of diseases at her home on McKim Creek, March 21, 1909, aged 70 years, 8 months and 25 days.

She was united in marriage to A. C. Gorrell September 6, 1860. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. D. S. Satterfield. She is survived by her husband and daughter; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Craig, of St. Marys; Mrs. Alta Wilson, St. Marys, and Mrs. Mathias Lamp, of Hebron; and three brothers, Messrs. Newman Gatrell of Nicklow, and Gideon Gatrell, of Buckhannon, and one grandson, E. B. Satterfield, of Sistersville.

Her illness was of short duration. On Tuesday morning, March 16, she was seized with a violent chill and was rational only at intervals afterwards, and on Sunday evening as the clock chimed the hour of twelve, her soul (?) peacefully away.

She was a devoted Christian, having been a member of the Church of Christ for more than forty years. To know her was to love her. Her kind and loving disposition won her many friends. During her life time she and her daughter were un-separable. Though moving from place to place they have always lived together, and though she sadly misses her, yet I am sure if it were in her power to call her back she would say, "No mother, take your rest. I shall do the best I can without you."

We mourn, but not without hope. We know she has only gone before and will wait for us where there is no death; where farewell tears are never shed, but all is peace and joy.

The funeral was held at Pine Grove Church, Tuesday, March 23 at three o'clock P.M., was conducted by S. M. Bumgardner, and interment was made in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Stephen Gatrell, Misses Duff and Julia Lamp, Pearlie and Nina Cass and Odessa Bumgardner acted as pall-bearers.

Dearest sister, thou has left us
We no more shall see thy face;
Or hear they gentle foot-step
At the old home place.
Margaret darling, we shall miss thee
All along the path of life;
Miss thee as a friend, a sister,
As a mother and a wife.
Thou shalt never be forgotten,
Till the summons from on high
Shall come to bid us join thee,
In that home beyond the sky.
Thou are only gone before us;
Soon we too must pass away;
But we hope that we shall meet thee,
In the realms of endless day.
........................ Odessa Bumgardner

(A. Gene Kemp)


Parkersburg News May 26, 2005

Naomi Gorrell

Naomi Underwood Gorrell, 88, of Newport, Ohio, died May 25, 2005, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.

She was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clarence Wells and Rella Kester Underwood. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, St. Marys.

She is survived by one sister, Pauline Hands of St. Marys; one brother, John Underwood of St. Marys; her caregiver, Evelyn Athey of Newport, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn T. Gorrell; and three brothers, Calvin, Sterling and Laird Underwood.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 1-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 13, 1920

Sarah Grace Martin Gorrell

Sarah Grace Martin Gorrell was born Dec. 30, 1877; died February 7, 1920, aged 42 years, 1 month and 7 days. She joined the M. E. Church when she was thirteen years of age and lived a consistent Christian life. She was united in marriage to W. R. Gorrell, August 6, 1902. To this union was born one son, Earl who with his father mourns the loss of a faithful, loving wife and mother. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs Oliver Gorrell and Mrs. J. E. Locke and a host of relatives and friends. It is with great sadness that we view the departure of this loved one but we know that our earthly loss is her eternal gain.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - April 6, 1889

THOS. GORRELL

Died, Wednesday, March 27th, Thos. Gorrell, at his home on Mckim, near Hebron. Mr Gorrell was a well known and respected citizen of our county.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 19, 2010

Sherryl Arlene Gould

Sherryl Arlene Gould, 68, of Vienna, passed away Jan. 17, 2010, at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta.

She was born Aug. 4, 1941, in Akron, Ohio, a daughter of Deloris Jean Morris Boggs of St. Marys, W.Va., and the late William "Sherd" Delong. She had worked for the past 24 years at Sancho Oil and Gas in St. Marys and she attended the New Hope Baptist Church in Vienna. Sherryl was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She is survived by three children, Jeff Lowther and his wife, Drema, of Parkersburg, Tina Wilson of St. Marys, W.Va., Jeff "J.D." Stanley of Belpre, Ohio; step-son, Rusty Gould and his wife, Megan, of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren, Ashley Hackathorn, Ryan Navratil, Tessa Wilson, Trent Stanley, Lindsey Stanley; three great-grandchildren; her mother, Deloris Boggs and her husband, Arthur, of St. Marys; brother, Butch Delong and his wife, Johanna, of Parkersburg; sister, D Simon of Jupiter, Fla.; nephew, Jason Delong; and niece, Tori Gainer. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by step-son, Dale Gould, and brother, James William Delong.

Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and from noon-1 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - Jan 3, 1952

PERLEY M. GRACEY

Perley M. Gracey, 69, died Dec 31, at 4:00 a m at his home in Newport, O., following illness.

Mr. Gracey was born Sug. 27, 1882 at Stafford and was the son of George W and Emma Mason Gracey. He lived at Schley for a number of years and was postmaster there for 21 years until his retirement in 1946. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Newport.

Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Grace Elizabeth Ann Martin Gracey, whom he married May 13, 1912; and daughters, Mrs. Audrey Casto Schultheis of Marietta, Mrs. Betty Cross, Mrs. Eleanor Cline and Mrs. Sadie Gracey Anderson of St. Marys, is a sister.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10:30 a m at Doudna & McClure Funeral Home. Interment was made in the Newport cemetery.

(Linda Fluharty)


Luella Metts Graham

Luella Metts Graham, 75, of St. Marys, died April 26, 2001, in New Matamoras.

She was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Harold Christian and Edna Eddy Metts. She worked for Colin Anderson for 10 years, Weirton General Hopital, and Weirton Steel. She enjoyed sports and ‘‘The Golden Girls.’’ She was a hardworking and loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by four daughters, Carolyn Wright of Steubenville, Ohio, Linda Kautzman of Maryville, Tenn., Darlene Shuler of Atlanta, Ga., and Alice Taylor of St. Marys; three sons, Harry Graham of St. Marys, Meck Graham of Newport, Ohio, and Dwight Graham of New Cumberland, W.Va.; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Metts; three sisters, Freda Pinny, Zella Moore, and Rosalie Fairbee; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Graham Sr.; one son, James R. Graham Jr.; one brother, Raymond Metts; and one sister, Adeline Smith.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Ingram Ridge Cemetery of Ritchie County. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home

(Michael Anderson)


Marietta Times May 26, 2007

William ‘Billy’ Graham

William Earl “Billy” Graham, 70, of County House Lane, Marietta, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (May 24, 2007) at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born Feb. 17, 1937, in Rinard Mills, Ohio, a son of Earl Graham and Myrtle Cornell Graham. Billy was a retired member of IBPAT Local Union, was a member of Loyal Order of Moose 1823, a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, was a veteran of U.S. Army serving in Korea.

He was married to Jacqualine Harris, who preceded him in death on Oct. 22, 1991.

He is survived by one son, Robert (Jolene) Graham of Reno; two stepsons, David (Dawn) Michael of Marietta and Greg (Debbie) Michael of Wheeling, W.Va.; two stepdaughters, Debbie (Phil) Lamp of St. Marys, W.Va., and Susie (Randy) Emerick of Marietta; two grandchildren, Bailey Graham and Zoe Graham; and several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one brother, Jerry Graham of Linden, Mich.; sister, Shelba Cline of Rinard Mills; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Muskingum Valley Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday until the hour of the service.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 6, 2004

Robert M. Grant

Robert Miller Grant, 85, of Vienna died Oct. 3, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in St. Marys, the son of the late Herbert and Nellie Grant. He had worked at one time for the Surprise Store in Parkersburg and later worked and retired from the Dils Brothers Department Store, where he was a vice president. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Parkersburg and served on the Social Ministry Committee. He had volunteered with the Resource Conservation and Development of the Little Kanawha Division over a five county region. He was a longtime volunteer with the American Red Cross, working with military and family services. He had also volunteered with the St. Joseph's Hospital I.C.U. family unit. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving with Occupational Forces in Germany, and later served in the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Alice Walliser Grant of Vienna; his children, Stephen Grant of Boulder, Colo., Douglas Grant of Marianna, Fla., Shelley Julian of Charleston, S.C., Michael Grant of Yipsilanti, Mich., and Holly Holderby of Boulder; stepchildren, Kurt Hyrup of Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Barbara Kilman of New Smyrna, Fla.; one brother, William Grant of Parkersburg; a sister, Dorothy Allen of Satellite Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Jordan Holderby of Boulder and Amelia Armstrong-Grant of Yipsilanti; step grandchildren, Margaret Forshey of Kankakee, Ill., Rogena Mathers of New Smyrna and Danyelle Green of Quincy, Fla.; and five step great- grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the First Lutheran Church in Parkersburg, with the Rev. Jim Kinsler officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home of Parkersburg.

Donations may be made to the First Lutheran Church Building Fund, 1701 19th St., Parkersburg, WV.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 22, 2008

William T. Grant

William Turner Grant, 88, of Vienna passed away Feb. 20, 2008, at Worthington Manor Nursing Home.

He was born at St. Marys, W.Va., a son of the late Herbert M. and Nellie Turner Grant. Mr. Grant was a member of the Grace Baptist Church.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Paul (Dorothy) Allen of Satellite Beach, Fla.; and a niece, Shelly Grant Julian of Charleston, S.C.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Grant.

There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. today at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens with Pastor Todd Hill officiating.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader June 7, 2008

Elizabeth Battin Graves

Elizabeth Battin Graves, 86, of Scottsdale, AZ, died May 19, 2008. She was born May 23, 1921, at Willow Island. She had been a long-time member of Scottsdale United Methodist Church and was an accountant with Messinger Mortuaries for 37 years. She graduated from St. Marys High School in 1938 and from Mountain State College.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol Graves and Patricia Battin; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Gladys Scott Jemison; her husbands, Herschel Battin and Kenneth Graves; son, Alan Battin; sisters, Helen Jemison and Mary Riggs; and brother, Clarence Jemison.

Services were held May 22 at Scottsdale U. M. Church with interment in Paradise Memorial Gardens in Scottsdale.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader August 12, 2006

Donna Ann Gray

Donna Ann Gray, 55, of New Cumberland died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006, in her home.

She was born July 8, 1951, the daughter of the late Betty L. and Harry “Jim” Cline. She is survived by one son, Jason Gray of New Cumberland; one daughter, Denise Gray and her fiance, John Brothers of St. Marys, W.Va.; one sister, Brenda Barnhart and her husband Larry of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Cline.

She was employed as a certified nurses assistant at Serra Manor and formerly at Weirton Geriatric. Donna was also a member of the United Methodist Church and the New Cumberland VFW Women’s Auxiliary.

Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 11 from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Turley Funeral Home, 109 N. Chester St., New Cumberland, where the funeral service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m.

(Gerald Bills)


Emma Reed McCleskey Gray - PHOTO

Emma Reed Gray, 92 of Tuscaloosa, formerly of St. Marys, WV, passed away at her residence, June 9, 2006. She was a retired bookkeeper at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local in Washington, DC.

She was born April 1, 1914, to Joseph C. and Cora Ellen Masters Reed of St. Marys.

She is survived by her husband, Earnest Gray, of Tuscaloosa, along with two sons, Robert W. McCleskey of Virginia Beach, WA and Richard R. Gray of Wichita, Kansas. Grandchildren, Kelley Oubre, Tracey Sanders, of Virginia Beach, VA, and Jessica Crawford of Phoenix, AZ., also survive her.

Her husband, Robert I. McCleskey of Tuscaloosa, along with brothers, Earl Reed, Joseph Reed, and Walter T. Reed, and sisters, Bethel Reed Farren, and Mabel Reed Barlow, preceded her in death.

Services were held at the Memory Hill Mausoleum with Dolan Davis officiating, under the direction of the Memory Chapel Funeral Home, Tuscaloosa, AL.

(Teresa Reed Thompson)


Parkersburg News November 18, 2005

Helen L. Gray

Helen L. Gray, 65, of St. Marys died Nov. 17, 2005.

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

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Helen L. Gray, 65, of St. Marys, WV, died, November 17, 2005, at her residence. She was born, May 25, 1940, in Jackson County, WV, a daughter of the late Clyde and Mamie Grady Boggess. She was a member of the Newport United Methodist Church, was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center, and for the past 2 years had been a foster grandparent at the St. Marys Elementary School. She is survived by seven children, Blondena Francis and her husband, William of Sistersville, WV, Debbie Kesselring and her husband, John of Marietta, OH, Betty Martin of Hinesville, GA, Linda Paxton of Indiana, Patricia Prince and her husband, James of Walkersville, WV, Donna Mayne and her husband, Mark, David Gray and his wife, Candice all of St. Marys, WV, nineteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, three sisters, Irene Lathrop and her husband, Ken of Dennison, TX, Marie Weaver of Columbus, OH, Pauline Riggs of North Carolina, two brothers, Paul Boggess of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Ronald Boggess and his wife, Ann of East Liverpool, OH, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Virginia Gray, and one brother, Elmer Boggess. Services will be held Sunday, November 20, 2005, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor David Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, OH. Calling hours from 4 to 8 P. M. Saturday and from 1 to 2 P. M. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle March 14, 2007

Robert L Gray

Robert Lee Gray, 72, of Rt. 2, Morgan's Run Community, West Union, died March 8, 2007, at his residence.

He was born March 3, 1935; at West Union, a son of the late William Henry and Ada Belle Lancaster Gray. He was a graduate of Doddridge County High School, had been employed as a glass worker at Louis Glass Corp, at Weston and Salem, was a 10½-year veteran of the U. S. Army and attended Victory Baptist Church in Salem.

He is survived by daughters, Hona Jean Foster and Theresa Ann Holden of West Union, Zul Rosemary Reighard of Vancouver, WA, Marjorie Lynn Cox of Cox's Mills, General Pearl Ingram of West Union; sons, Robert Edward Gray of St. Marys, Willard Neal Gray of Cox's Mills and William Lee Gray of West Union; brothers Randall Gray of Cleveland, OH and Arthur Gray, of Clarksburg; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Fiona Josephine Pratt Gray; three brothers; four sisters; and a grandchild.

Memorial services were Tuesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro with Pastor Bob Metz officiating. Interment was in Wolverton Cemetery near Salem.

(Gerald Bills)


Saint Marys Oracle April 23, 1936

CLEMENT C. GREEN

Clement Clermont Green, aged 82, died on Friday, April 17, at his home on Lafayette street this city, after a long illness. Funeral services were held Monday morning, April 20. at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Father Hall of Parkersburg and interment was made in the St. Marys Cemetery.

The deceased was a painter of more than usual ability, and spent most of his life here. He is survived by his second wife , and by eleven children by his first wife, who was a daughter of the late Zachary Caqin, former proprietor of the Cain House.

(Gerald Bills)


Saint Marys Oracle August 31, 1967

ZACK L. GREEN

Zack L. Green, 87, of 205 Second St., this city, died at his home Aug. 29, following a short illness. He has been in failing health for some time.

He was born in St. Marys Feb. 16, 1880, the son of the late Claremont and Eliza Cain Green.

Mr. Greene was a contractor and interior decorator and practiced his trade until recently.

He was married to Della Kiger on April 6, 1898 who along with two sons preceded him in death.

He is survived by two daughters, Miss Bonnie Green and Mrs. Gladys Deering. both of St. Marys; one grand daughter, Mrs. Carol Barkwell and three great-grandsons of Morgantown; and four sisters, Miss Vera Green, Mrs Rae Schriner and Mrs. Alice Inaule, all of Washington Courthouse, O.

Services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the family residence and interment will be in the Newport cemetery.

Friends may call at the Green home after 3:00 p. m. Tuesday. The Ruttencutter funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


KEITH ALAN GREENE

Funeral services for members of a family injured in an auto accident near Martinsville, IL., were held Thursday and Monday for Cody Edward Pugh, 6, Eddie Lee Pugh, 30, Charles Edward “Butchie” Pugh Jr., 31, and Keith Alan Greene, 16.

Keith Alan Greene, of Dart, 0H., died Oct. 11, 2001, in the University of Louisville Medical Center.

He was born April 8, 1985, in Marietta to Brian Keith Greene of Rt. 1, Waterford, and Shawnee Faith Green Pugh of Dart. He was a student at Marietta High School and had been employed at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta. He enjoyed hockey, skating, demolition derbies, music camping and hanging out with his friends.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Jason Michael Green of Dart; grand­parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Felty of Syracuse and Charles Salser of Pomeroy; great-grandfather, Oris A. Hubbard of Syracuse; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles Edward “Butchie” Pugh, and his half- brother, Cody E. Pugh, who were killed in the same accident; grandparents, Doanld Owen Green and Nola E. Grreeen; and great­grandmother, Leeona Mae Hubbard.

Services were Monday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta with the Rev. Brian Harness officiating.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News May 1, 2008

Danny R. Greenleaf

Danny R. Greenleaf, 58, of Belmont, W.Va., died April 29, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg.

He was born Sept. 14, 1949, in Braxton County, W.Va. He was the only child of the late Lonnie and Irene Greenleaf. He graduated from Gassaway High School in 1969. He was retired from Kardex in Reno, Ohio, where he was active as president of United Steelworkers Local Union 3241, a member of Pleasants County Parks and Recreation Commission, where he served as president. He volunteered as a coach for numerous athletic teams. He served actively for 10 years as an elected member of the Pleasants County Board of Education, where he had also served as vice president. Danny also served on the RESA Board in Wood County, W.Va. He enjoyed fishing, riding ATV’s with his son, traveling with his wife and grandson, Cody, spending time with his grandchildren, attending and watching WVU and St. Marys High School athletic events and working with the community and school system.

He is sadly missed by his wife of 38 years, Sharon, he is also survived by a son, Danny Greenleaf, II, and his fiance, Amanda Davis, of St. Marys, W.Va.; three daughters, Angela Neiswanger and her husband, Jerry, of Newark, Ohio, Amy Larsen of Newark and Andrea Greenleaf and her fiance, Scott Marlin, of Hohkus, N.J.; and seven grandchildren, Cody Greenleaf, who he raised as his son, Zachary and Jacob Neiswanger, Colton Larsen, Arik and Maya Turner and Sophie Greenleaf. He is also survived by his uncle, Ford James and his wife, Karen, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, who was very special to him; and several other uncles, aunts and cousins.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Rex Cox officiating. An interment service will follow at 3 p.m. at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Gassaway, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial contributions to the Pleasants County Board of Education Scholarship Fund, 2272 N. Pleasants Hwy., St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 25, 2006

I. Irene Greenleaf

I. Irene Greenleaf, 86, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away July 23, 2006, at Care Haven of Pleasants Nursing Home, Belmont, W.Va.

She was born July 31, 1919, in Braxton County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Walter L. and Isabelle Ross James. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and being with her family. She was a member of the Little Otter Community Church in Braxton County and the D.A.V. Auxiliary of Gassaway, W.Va.

She is survived by her son, Danny Greenleaf and his wife, Sharon, of Belmont, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Angela Neiswanger and her husband, Jerry, of Hebron, Ohio, Amy Larsen of Hebron, Andrea Greenleaf of Hohokus, N.J., and Danny Greenleaf II of Belmont and his fiancee, Amanda Davis, of Elizabeth, W.Va.; seven great-grandchildren, Cody Greenleaf, Arik and Maya Turner, Zac and Jacob Neiswanger, Colton Larsen and Sophie Greenleaf; four brothers, Russell Ford James and his wife, Karen, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, Walter James and his wife, Ruby, of Lorain, Ohio, Joe James of Salem, W.Va., and Charles James of Lorain; two sisters, Lois Jarvis and her husband, Gary, of Lorain and Doris Hill and her husband, Earl, of Gassaway; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Lonnie Russell Greenleaf; and three sisters, Mary Snyder, Ruth Jones and Aileen White.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Rex Cox officiating. A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Sugar Creek Cemetery in Gassaway. Calling hours will be from 9 a.m. until the start of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 20, 2008

Leonard M. Gregg

Leonard M. Gregg, 83, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away March 19, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Toronto, Ohio, a son of the late John L. “Pete” and Effa Roby Gregg. He was a graduate of St. Marys High School and a member of the Nine Mile United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, where he served in the South Pacific, and was a member of American Legion Post 79. He was retired from Willow Island Power Station after 40 years of service. His hobbies included coin collecting, working jigsaw puzzles and many years of square dancing with his wife, Jean, at square dancing organizations throughout the valley.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Bonar Gregg; one son, Randy M. Gregg and his wife, Darlene, of Beaumont, Texas; two daughters, Rita J. Fazekas and her husband, Julius, of Blaine, Tenn., and Renee Moffett and her husband, David, of Grapevine, Texas; a stepgrandson, Petty Officer Derek Kunish of Port Magu, Calif.; and a brother, Edward Gregg of St. Marys.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Cox.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Steve Gedon officiating. Interment will be at the Nine Mile Cemetery, Pleasants County, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 30, 2009

Margaret "Mag" Gregory

Margaret "Mag" Gregory, 86, of Sistersville, W.Va., passed away July 28, 2009.

She was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Robert Hale and Rebecca Ellen Stewart Barnhart.

She is survived by a stepdaughter, Nancy Losh of Bridgeport, W.Va.; stepson, Ernest Gregory of Conyers, Ga.; sister, Mary Lou (Herb) Rice of Friendly, W.Va.; niece and caregiver, Linda (Steve) Leasure of Sistersville; two grandsons; six stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her adored cat, "Molly."

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Junior Snyder; their only son, William E. Snyder; and only granddaughter, Missy Snyder. Also preceded by her second loving husband, James W. "Sib" Gregory in 1993; brothers, Donald, Bill, Charles, Franklin, Dallas and Arthur Barnhart; and sisters, LaVerna Mae and Nellie Barnhart, Eileen Hawkins and Shirley Glover.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with the Rev. Adrian Cowgill officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Mt. Clare, W.Va. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Olive Branch Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 183, Sistersville, WV 26175, or Sistersville General Hospital, 314 S. Wells Street, Sistersville, WV 26175.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 5, 2008

Richard E. Griffin

Richard E. Griffin, III, 61, of St. Marys, W.Va., died April 3, 2008.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9-10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Richard E. Griffin, III, 61, of St. Marys, WV, died April 3, 2008, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. He was born September 23, 1946, in Columbus, OH, a son of Vera Hines Griffin of Columbus, OH, and the late William Griffin. He was a U. S. Marine Corp Veteran of the Vietnam War, where he received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and the Sistersville American Legion. He was a musician and song writer. He enjoyed playing the guitar. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Sara Brookover and J. R. Griffin both of St. Marys, Melinda Griffin of Columbus, OH, Mark Weber and Michelle Weber both of Melbourne, Fl, six grandchildren, Savanna Brookover and Megan Brookover both of St. Marys, WV, Wyatt Griffin, Trevor Griffin, Measan Weber, and Isabella Weber all of Florida, one brother, Bill Griffin of Columbus, OH, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father. Services will be held Monday, April 7, 2008, at 10 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton, WV. Friends may call from 5 to 9 P. M. Sunday and from 9 to 10 A. M. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


HENRY C. GRIFFITH (Died 9/7/1987)

Henry C. Griffith, 91, of 945 Maple Lane, Sistersville, died Monday at the Worthington Manor Nursing Home.

He was born in Pleasants County, son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Lucas Griffith. He was a member of tile Sistersville United Methodist Church, World War I veteran, retired from the C&P Telephone Co., was a 50-year member and past master of Phoenix Lodge No. 73, AF&AM, Sistersville chapter of 27 of Royal Arch Masons and the Mountain State commandry order of Eastern STAR No. 22, member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem of Marietta, Ohio and was a 50 year member the American Legion of Sistersville.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hazel DeGarmo and Mrs. Helen Burgess, both of Sistersville eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ray Griffith, of St. Marys.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, in 1977.

The funeral will be at 1P.M.Thursday at the Eckels Funeral Home with Rev. John E. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville. Phoenix Lodge will hold Masonic graveside services.

Friends may call Wednesday after 2 P.M.

(Dianna Douglas Martin)


Parkersburg News - February 29, 2004

Oda Griffith

ST. MARYS - Oda F. Griffith, 87, of St. Marys, W.Va., formerly of Pennsboro, departed this life Feb. 27, 2004.

She was born April 30, 1916, at Big Springs, Calhoun County, W.Va., a daughter of the late William and Ida M. Snider Leeson. She had been employed by Ritchie County Schools as a foster grandparent and was a Methodist by faith.

Survivors include two daughters and sons in law, Doris and Gary Bills and Deloris and Ronald Bierce, all of Greens Run Community, St. Marys; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, W.Va., with the Rev. John Strimer officiating. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, St. Marys. Friends may call 4-8 Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St Marys Oracle Wednesday May 27, 1998

RAYMOND GRIFFITH - Died 8/6/1990

Raymond Griffith Sr. 86, of St. Marys, died Monday at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born in Pleasants County a son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Lucas Griffith. He was a member of the Iron Workers Local No. 549 Wheeling, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of St. Marys.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Shelton Griffith, one son, Raymond F. Griffith II of Marietta, one daughter Doris Stewart of Vienna, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grand children.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie Cameron Griffith and two daughters, Cora Griffith Schultz and Florence Snodgrass Luzadder.

The funeral will the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ruttencutter Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Kirby officiating Burial will be in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p m. today.

(Dianna Douglas Martin)


Mildred E. Grimes

Mildred E. Grimes, 86, of St. Marys, died March 26, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born Oct. 18, 1915, in Pleasants County to the late Homer and Rona Martin Stewart. She was a member of Dewey Avenue Church of Christ.

She is survived by three daughters, Martha Davis and her husband, Ralph, Judy Barnhart and her husband, Jess, and Nancy Grimes, all of St. Marys; one son, Joe Grimes and his wife, Sandy of St. Marys; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Opal Locke, Clarice Powell and Loretta Bills, all of St. Marys; one brother Ronald Stewart of St. Marys; and several nieces , nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred R. Grimes; one daughter, Mary Lou Bennett; one sister, Hazel Boyd; and two brothers, Clarence Stewart and Stanley Stewart.

Services were Thursday at Dewey Avenue with evangelists Earl Stevens and Dan Kessinger officiating. Burial was in St. Marys 100F Cemetery.

(Michael Anderson)


St. Marys Oracle January 16, 2008

Claude E. Grimm

Claude E. Grimm, native of St. Marys, passed away in Carmichael, CA June 12, 2007, at the age of 89. He was born Sept. 12, 1917 in St. Marys. He was the only child of Dr. Claude E. Grimm and Audrey Thom Grimm. He was a 1935 graduate of St. Marys High School.

The son of a medical doctor, Claude studied premed and aviation at West Virginia University. After graduating, he earned his private pilot's license. He then enlisted in the Navy as a pharmacist's mate and was assigned to a gunboat in the Atlantic.

Craving a more significant role in the war, Claude applied for and was accepted into Navy Flight Training. He loyally served as a Torpedo Bomber pilot, flying the Avenger TB. He was commissioned a Naval Officer aboard the carrier Saratoga in the South Pacific and served there until the end of the war.

Claude met Mary Walters on a blind date at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley. Upon his discharge from duty, he and Mary were married in January, 1946. They returned to West Virginia in order for Claude to complete the requirements for licensing as a mortician.

He apprenticed at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home, which was owned by his uncle. They returned to San Francisco so h, could study at the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. Ate graduating, he was offered an, accepted a teaching position at the college, as well as an opportunity to purchase the college.

He purchased the college in 1962, along with his business partner, Dale Sly. While under his tenure, the college had the highest scores in the nation on the National and State Boards, earning the college Junior College

Accreditation. He was an inspiration to his students and well respected by all who knew him. In 1985, Claude and Dale sole the enterprise and retired. It has changed ownership several times and has lately become a department within the American River College. In retirement, he and Mary, along with friends and family, toured all over the United States, as well as in many countries around the world.

Privately, Claude enjoyed Navy League, Masonic Order and the Golden Breakfast Club. He loved dancing with Mary, playing the piano, listening to Jazz, storytelling, laughing and having fun. He was a gentleman in the finest sense of the word.

Always willing to lend a hand, he gave unselfishly to help others. He always looked forward to spending time with his family at their many gatherings, vacations, holidays and reunions. He will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Bret.

Missing him greatly are his loving wife of 61 years, Mary; children, Jeff (Bobbi) Grimm of Chico, Mike (Karen) Grimm of Diamond Springs and Claudia (Rob) Hollingsworth of Carmichael; grandchildren, Jesse (Cambria), Lauren, Brady, Melissa (Tim Angelo), Dustin, Casey and Kristen; great grandchildren, Brennen and Shaylee; and many more loving members and friends.

The memorial service was June 21, 2007 at 2 p.m., at the Carmichael Presbyterian Church, Carmichael, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations were made to Carmichael Presbyterian Church (Legacy of Faith), California Funeral Directors Scholarship Fund or the charity of choice.

Services entrusted to: Lind Brothers Mortuary, 916-482-8080.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 26, 2006

Eva R. Grose

Eva Riddle Grose, 88, of Pennsboro passed from this life on Monday, July 24, 2006, at Parkersburg.

Eva was born on June 24, 1918, on Bunnells Run near Pennsboro, a daughter and last sibling of the late Isaiah and Lovina Broadwater Riddle. She was formerly employed by Myles Manufacturing of Pennsboro, the Harrisville Garment Factory, Harrisville, and retired from Colin Anderson in St. Marys in 1985. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crafts, gardening and family vacations. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very dear to her.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth Gale and Bonnie Dotson Grose of Parkersburg; a granddaughter, Kenda Lee Grose and Rob Williams of New Cumberland, W.Va.; a grandson, Kevin Gale and Melissa Grose of Parkersburg; and great-grandchildren, Ethan Christopher and Aaron Michael Grose of Parkersburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Marcus, Hayward, Roy, Gale and William Riddle; sisters, Ivah Pifer and Martha Morgan; and an infant granddaughter, Stephanie Kay Grose.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday from the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Evangelist Terry Jones and Evangelist Cecil Dotson officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Harmony Masonic Cemetery, Pennsboro. Friends may call from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials are preferred to West Virginia Christian Youth Camp, PO Box 644, Pennsboro, WV 26415.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 14, 2008

Roy L. Grose

Roy Leon Grose, 84, of Plain City, Ohio, passed away on March 12, 2008, at his residence after a long illness.

He was born at Auburn, Ritchie County, a son of the late Clarence and Tensy Ward Grose. He was a graduate of Pullman High School, Pullman, W.Va. He was a member of the Plain City United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Harrisville Masonic Lodge No. 98, an honorary member of Plain City Urania Lodge No. 311 F & A. M. and a member of the Plain City Eastern Star Chapter No. 56. He retired as maintenance foreman from Ohio Valley Electric in Cheshire, Ohio, where he worked for 35 years. Well-known for his woodworking expertise, he built many grandfather clocks. He was honored to restore the Plain City town clock to working order and maintained it until his death. In addition, Roy built a replica of this clock tower and displayed it in many of the surrounding area community events. He was devoted to his community and his church. Besides being a deacon and trustee of his church, he served as a member of the board of the Kyger Creek Local School District and the Gallia County Mental Retardation Board, and was a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America.

Roy is survived by his wife of 62 years, June C. Grose; sons, John David of Ostrander and Dennis (Janice) Grose of Plain City, Ohio; daughters, Emily (Richard) Sullivan of Timonium, Md., and Marie (Eric) Brunner of Hilliard, Ohio; brothers, David (Wanda) Grose, Harry (Genelea) Grose, William (Jean) Grose and Russell Grose; six grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Richard and Emery Grose; and sisters, Edra Grose and Wanda Underwood.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, with Masonic services at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Pam Shuman officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates at Eureka, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City United Methodist Church building fund, 202 N. Chillicothe, Plain City, OH 43064.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 24, 2005

Erik R. Grove

Erik R. Grove, 37, of St. Marys died May 22, 2005.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Erik R. Grove, 37, of St. Marys, WV, died, May 22, 2005, at his residence, following a four wheeler accident. He was born, February 1, 1968, in Uniontown, PA, a son of Margaret A. Grove of Bens Run, WV, and the late Ralph I. Grove. He attended St. Marys High School, he was a honor student at the National Institute of Technology. He had been manager of the body shop at St. Marys Ford, and had worked for Ohio Valley Choppers in New Martinsville, WV. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Danyel Fulmer Grove, one daughter, Alley, and one sister, Gail in Istanbul, Turkey. He was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Edward Straton, Jr. Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 26, 2005, at 11 A. M. at the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Officiating will be Chuck Chandler. Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 P. M. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 10, 2005

Oren S. Grove

Oren Stanley Grove, 84, of Burgettstown, Pa., died April 8, 2005, at the Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, W.Va.

He was born March 16, 1921, in Hocking County, W.Va., a son of the late George McClelland and Edwinnie Jones Grove. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. He had worked at various places after the war, including briefly with American Cyanamid, Willow Island, W.Va.; Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Akron, Ohio; and retired from Weirton Steel, Weirton.

He is survived by one daughter, Mary F. Grove of Marietta; one son, James Allen Grove of Burgettstown; one sister, June Byers of Reno, Ohio; one brother, the Rev. Lester Grove of Clarksburg; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Pauline Cumblidge Grove; two sisters, Fay Louise Grove and Gertrude Sandy; and three brothers, Aubrey Grove, Clifford Grove and Alden E. Grove.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


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