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Pleasants County Leader - November 9, 1906

Mrs. Chas. Hackathorn

Mrs. Chas. Hackathorn died at her home at Gibson post office on Friday night of last week, of lung trouble. The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest in the Cloverdale cemetery.

The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 5, 2008

Christopher Eugene “Crissie” Hackathorn

Christopher Eugene “Crissie” Hackathorn, 72, of St. Marys, died Feb. 4, 2008.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and an hour before the services on Thursday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Christopher Eugene “Crissie” Hackathorn, 72, of St. Marys, WV, died February 4, 2008, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg, WV. He was born February 23, 1935, in Pleasants County, WV, a son of the late Christopher Columbus and Josephine Cunningham Hackathorn. He was retired from the former Quaker State Oil Refinery in St. Marys, WV, a member of the Cloverdale Church of Christ, a U. S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the Hunter’s Club. His hobbies included hunting and four-wheeling. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Martha Burner Hackathorn, three children, Gene Hackathorn and his wife, Rosa, and Mark Hackathorn and his wife, Kristie all of St. Marys, WV, and Carla Stallings and her husband, Larry of Monroe, VA, five grandchildren, Christopher Eugene Hackathorn, III of St. Marys, WV, David Lee Hackathorn of St. Marys, WV, Curtis Hackathorn of Pennsboro, WV, Kevin Hackathorn of St. Marys, WV, and Kristina Gowers of Buckhannon, WV, one sister, Bessie Maston and her husband, Paul of Schultz, Pleasants County, WV, ½ sister, Luella Wiseman of Savannah, GA, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Eugene Hackathorn and his wife, Donna Jones Hackathorn, brother, Roy Hackathorn, sister, Ida Pearl Hackathorn, ½ brother, Leonard Hackathorn, ½ brother, Carl Hackathorn, ½ sister, Dorotha Shucks, ½ sister, Elizabeth Smith, ½ sister, Dammie Hashman, ½ brother, Gilbert Hackathorn, ½ brother, Gale “Walker” Hackathorn, ½ sister, Chandis Johnson, ½ brother, Earl Johnson, ½ sister, Leota Wilson, and ½ brother, Vernon Hackathorn. Services will be held Thursday, February 7, 2008, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Dave Williamson officiating. Interment will be in the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery at Ellenboro, WV with military graveside services. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. Wednesday and from 1 to 2 P. M. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 21, 2007

Gale J. Hackathorn

Gale J. "Walker" Hackathorn, 84, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Sept. 25, 2007, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.

He was born April 10, 1923, at Schultz, Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Christopher C. and Martha Wolfe Hackathorn. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II, where he was a gunner's mate. He was retired from the American Cyanamid Co. and was a member of the George Street Church of Christ. His hobbies included hunting, woodworking and made musical instruments.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Norma Hartshorn Hackathorn; one son, Randy Hackathorn of St. Marys; a granddaughter, Ashley Hackathorn of Parkersburg; two great-grandchildren, Rhiannon Clevenger and Isaac Hackathorn; a stepsister, Luella Wiseman of Georgia; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Steve Hackathorn; four brothers, Leonard "Pinto," Gilbert "Gid," Vernon and Carl Hackathorn; three sisters, Damia Hashman, Elizabeth Smith and Dorothy Shuck; two half-brothers, Chris and Roy Hackathorn; half-sister, Bessie Maston; stepsister, Leotta Wilson; and stepbrothers, Earl and Chandas Johnson.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery with military graveside services. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader July 4, 1941

H. HACKATHORN KILLED SUNDAY

Herschel Hackathorn, 24 year old son of Job and Myrtle Smith Hackathorn was instantly killed shortly after midnight Saturday when struck by a B & O passenger train.

Hackathorn had been up town earlier in the evening and according to friends left about midnight for the family home below town. Early Sunday morning Billy Hammett, a newspaper carrier discovered his mangled body on the tracks a short distance above the overhead bridge. It is believed that he was struck by the south bound Pittsburg-Kenova passenger train which passes through St. Marys at one-twenty o'clock. Engineers had made no report of the tradegy so were apparently unaware of having run over him. The body was taken to the Ruttencutter Funeral Home where services were held at two o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. E. G. Rockliff officiating. Burial was made in the St. Marys cemetery.

Hackathorn was an employee of the Paramount Glass Co. Besides his parents, he leaves several sisters and brothers.

Ruttencutter Funeral Home Records

Name: Hackathorn, Hershel
Date of Birth: 1/16/17
Father: Jobe Hackathorn Mother: Myrtle Smith
Date of Death: 6/29/41
Place of Death: Railroad Accident
Place of Burial: St. Marys Cemetery

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 1, 2010

Norma R. Hackathorn

Norma R. Hackathorn, 80, of St. Marys, W.Va., died April 29, 2010, at the Arbors of Marietta, Ohio.

She was born April 20, 1930, in Newport, Ohio, a daughter of the late Vernon and Carrie Thomas Hartshorn. She was a member of the George Street Church of Christ, was a graduate of Newport High School, and was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys. She enjoyed going out to lunch with her friends.

She is survived by a son, Randy Hackathorn; a granddaughter, Ashley Hackathorn of Parkersburg; two great-grandchildren, Rhiannon Clevenger and Isaac Hackathorn; daughter-in-law, Dreama Lowther; sister-in-law, Juanita Hartshorn of New Martinsville, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gale J. "Walker" Hackathorn; son, Steve Hackathorn, and two brothers, Robert Hartshorn and Carroll Hartshorn.

Services will be held Monday, May 3, 1 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday and from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 23, 1906

Peter Hackathorn

Peter Hackathorn answered the final summons at home near Gibson this county on Wednesday morning of paralysis, aged 81 years. He is survived by a wife and one daughter. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon. Interment at Cloverdale cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Rose Anna Hackathorn

LOWER SALEM - Rose Anna Hackathorn, 84, of Lower Salem, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 2:45 p.m. March 17, 2005, at Heartland of Marietta, where she had been a resident since Jan. 3, 2005.

She was born Feb. 16, 1921, in Boyd County, Ky., a daughter of the late Robert and Maggie McSurley Stewart. She was a member of the Marietta Church of God on Colegate Drive. She enjoyed her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren and all of her family. She also enjoyed her Bible, playing bingo, and embroidering for her family.

On May 3, 1947, she was married to Johnny Raymond Grose of Pennsboro, W.Va. He preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1964. On May 16, 1975, she was married to her second husband, Jack Hackathorn. He preceded her in death on May 16, 1978.

She is survived by four daughters, Nadine (Robert) Stark of Lower Salem, with whom she had made her home for 28 years, Bernadine (Kennnth) Holland of Rinards Mill, Connie (Harlie) Stull of Williamstown, and Patricia (Roger) Hoover of Marietta; 10 grandchildren, Anna (Stevve) Oliver, Janice Lewis and her fiance, Donny Plaugher, Michael (Kelly) Holland, Kelly (Aaron) Cunningham, and Mark Hoover, all of Marietta, Sanndra (Steve) Harper of Morgantown, W.Va., John Holland, Brian (Gail) Holland of Rinards Mill, and Roger (Reba) Stull and Terry Scott (Channon) Stull all of Williamstown. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, Shannon and Aaron Lewis, Bobby Harper, Cathryn and Casy Holland, Cody and Rylee Holland, and Emme and Elijah Stull.

She is also survived by one sister, Margie Higgins of St. Marys, W.Va.; her sisters-in-law, Margaret Rexroad, Geraldine Sinnett, Evelyn Doll, and Virginia Grose; a very special friend, Goldie Wagner; and numerous other family members and all of her friends at Heartland.

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by one grandchild, one great-grandchild, one brother, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 21, at the Church of God on Colegate Drive with the Rev. Jeff Eason officiating. Interment will be in the Dalzell Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends and family will be received at the McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home from Saturday until Monday morning. The family will also greet friends at the church for one hour prior to the services.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 27, 2009

Dr. Samuel B. "Sam" Hackney

Dr. Samuel B. "Sam" Hackney, Ph.D., 84, of Belmont, W.Va., passed away, Dec. 26, 2009, at CareHaven of Pleasants, Belmont, W.Va.

He was born Oct. 17, 1925, in Morgantown, W.Va., a son of the late Samuel and Ethel Bonar Hackney. He was a 1943 graduate of St. Marys High School, a graduate of Marietta College, and he obtained his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin.

He served in the Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was a vice-principal and a teacher in the Rising Sun, Maryland school system and he was honored as the St. Marys High School alumnus of the year. In his spare time he enjoyed researching genealogy and he discovered he was a direct descendent of Edward Doty who came to America aboard the Mayflower. He was a member of the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ.

He is survived by several cousins, including Glenn and Gala Stewart, who cared for him. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents, "Mont" and Rachel Delong Bonar.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. with Evangelists David P. Stevens and Dan Kessinger officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 2, 2007

Sandra K. Hackney

Sandra K. Bullard Hackney, 66, of Belmont, formerly of Orma, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at Carehaven of Pleasants after a short illness.

She was born June 23, 1941, at Elana, a daughter of the late Burl and Hazel Ellison Bullard.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Hackney.

Sandy loved to attend and worship in church services. She was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church. She had been an active member of the Upper West Fork Senior Citizens organization. She had worked at Goodwill Industries in Charleston from 1978 to 1982. She loved her family and thoroughly enjoyed visiting them and her many friends.

Surviving relatives include two sisters and their husbands, Frances and Jack Tawney and Vicki and Rick Deweese, all of Belmont; a brother and his wife, John and Eloise Bullard of Chloe; four nephews, David Tawney, Jack Tawney II, Patrick Deweese and Justin Deweese; and four great-nieces and five great-nephews.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Kelly Snyder officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Hill Cemetery, Elana. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - March 19, 1920

CHARLES C. HADDOX

Mrs. Anna Haddox, of this city, received news this week that her little grandson, Charles Cortland Haddox, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Haddox, of Winchester, Ky., at 11 o'clock Friday night. He was 6 weeks old.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle June 23, 1938

ANNA C. HADDOX

Anna C., widow of the late Green Haddox passed away shortly after ten o'clock last evening at her residence on Second street, aged 82.

She was a life long resident of St. Marys, her parents being Isaac and Cassie Bills Reynolds, and a granddaughter of Thomas Reynolds, who took an active part in formation of Pleasants county. She took a lively interest in the work of the Methodist Protestant Church, of which she was a member. Her husband was the builder of the Haddox Hotel, managed by her occasionally after his decease.

She is survived by one son, Charles C. Haddox of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. Grace Anglers of Los Angles, Cal., who was with her at the time of her death. A son, Raymond, and a daughter, Nelle, preceded her in death several years ago.

Funeral services will be held at the home at two o'clock Saturday afternoon and interment will be made in the St. Marys Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle September 4, 1913

GREEN HADDOX - SEE PHOTO - (Taken September 25, 1911 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the family was returning from Central City, Nebraska.)

This week another of our old citizens passed into the Great Beyond-Green Haddox, who died at his home on Second street early Wednesday morning, September 3, after an illness of several weeks. He had been in poor health for several years, but recently fell prey to a complication of diseases.

He was born February 15, 1846, in Ritchie county, the son of George and Lavina Haddox, and removed with his parents to this city in 1870, following the trade of a carpenter.

He was married June 26, 1873, to Anna, daughter of Isaac and Cassie Reynolds, and to them were born four children, Raymond Lewis, who died in January, 1912, Charles C., Nellie; and Grace, now Mrs. Earl Angiers of Central City, Nebraska.

The funeral will take place from the house Friday afternoon, September 5 at 2:30, and will be conducted by Rev. B. M. Mitchell, of the M. P. Church; of which the deceased was a member. He was also a member of the I. O. O. F., and will be buried according to the rites of that order.

Mr. Haddox was highly esteemed and respected by his neighbors, and had served several times as a member of the city council. His decease will be earnestly lamented by all who knew him.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - June 12, 1903

JOHN HADDOX - Pioneer Resident Dead

The host of friends in this city and county of Mr. John Haddox will regret to learn of his death, which occurred at his home in Friendly yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Deceased was a highly esteemed pioneer resident of Tyler county. He was in the 76th year of his age, and his demise was due in part, to a severe cold which he contracted a few weeks previous to his death. He had always been a stout, rugged man most of his life, seldom ever having been confined to his bed by illness.

Mr. Haddox resided near Wick for a number of years, and was engaged in the mercantile business and agriculture. Some fifteen years ago he disposed of his store and farm and located at Friendly, where he successfully conducted a hotel for quite awhile, but in late years he had been living a retired life. He was a good citizen and obliging neighbor, a kind husband and indulgent father.

Deceased is survived by a widow and two children - a son and daughter, Mrs. Gatrell of Cleveland, O. The Review extends condolence to the aged widow and children.

Funeral notes will appear later. - Saturday's Oil Review.

The remains were brought to this city Sunday afternoon and laid to rest in the St. Marys cemetery. The deceased was an uncle of our well known townsman, Green Haddox, and had bought property in this city just prior to his illness for the purpose of moving to the city.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 31, 2006

Delores M. Hadley

Delores Mable Harris Hadley, 75, of Maple Street, Newport, died Monday morning at her home.

She was born Sept. 20, 1930, in Washington County, a daughter of the late Paul E. and Fannie Williamson Harris. Her home had been in Florida for 18 years and later made her home in Parkersburg before moving to Newport. She had been employed at a ladies dress shop in St. Marys for several years and also cared for an elderly woman in Parkersburg. Her home has been in Newport for the past two years. She had been a member of the Newport Baptist Church and enjoyed working with genealogy.

She was married to Jack W. Hadley. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Denny Harris and his wife, Rita, of Sissonville, W.Va., and her daughter, Tina Flory and her husband, Mike, of Apple Grove, W.Va. She is also survived by her brother, Richard Harris and his wife, Sue, of Newport and her sisters, Lois Cline and her husband, Fred, of Newport and Clara Wynn and her husband, Jerry, of Marietta.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Crystal M. Harmon; two brothers, Paul E. Harris and Donald Harris; and one sister, Jackie Graham.

She is also survived by five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Newport Baptist Church, with Pastor Charles Warger officiating. Interment will be in Newport Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 p.m. today until Thursday morning at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 1, 3008

Virginia H. Hadley

Virginia H. Hadley, 83, of Hebron, departed this earthly life Friday, May 30, 2008, at her residence with her caring family present.

She was born June 29, 1924, in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Marshall T. and Sarah Elizabeth Butler Hooper. Virginia was a graduate of St. Marys High School with the class of 1942 and early in her life had been employed by the General Electric Corporation in Fairmont. She was a wonderful, caring mother and enjoyed being a part of the Maple Lane Singers and the Hebron CEOS. She was a faithful member of the Maple Lane Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Rex D. Hadley; daughters, Linda Kay (Clay) Faris of Belmont and Mary Jo (Rev. Martin L. “Bud”) Corbin of Nine Mile Community, St. Marys; sons, Michael M. (Nancy) Hadley of Amelia, Va., Terry J. (Nancy) Hadley of St. Marys and R. Keith (Debby) Hadley of Hebron; sister, Betty Sweeney of Belmont; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Orville, Homer, Wayne, Virgil, Earl, Marshall Jr., Delno and Billy Hooper; and sister, Nell Rose Wagner.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Maple Lane Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Martin L. “Bud” Corbin and the Rev. Rex Cox officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery near Hebron. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 22, 2005

Dorothy A. Haessly

Dorothy Ann Haessly, 57, of Newport, Ohio, died Feb. 21, 2005, in Parkersburg.

Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the Newport Baptist Church. Calling hours will be 2-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m.-noon Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys and 2-3 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Posted by Ingram Funeral Home

Dorothy Ann Haessly, 57, of Newport, OH, died, February 21, 2005, at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. She was born, November 22, 1947, in Washington County, WV, a daughter of the late Alfred Edwin and Gertrude Adeline Blair Hendricks. She was a graduate of Newport High School, a member of the Newport Baptist Church, and had been employed by Kenmack Lumber Company. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Kenneth A. Haessly, Sr., one daughter, Charolette A. Haessly of Marietta, OH, one son, Kenneth “Jay” Haessly, Jr. and his wife, Pattie, one grandson, Jarrod A. Haessly all of Newport, OH, three brothers, Everett “Sonny” Hendricks of Spindale, NC, Gary Hendricks and George Hendricks of New Matamoras, OH, two sisters, Jean Fry of Canton, OH and Doris Senior of Tacoma, WA, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Stackpole, Rose Mary Campbell, and Ethel Albney, and one brother, Elmer Hendricks. Services will be held Thursday, February 24, 2005, at 3 P. M. at the Newport Baptist Church, Newport, OH with Pastor Joe Law and Pastor Marvin Sallee officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery. Calling hours from 2 to 9 P. M. Wednesday, and from 9 A. M. to 12 noon Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV, and from 2 to 3 P. M. Thursday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 15, 2008

Patricia M. Halfhill

Patricia Marie Halfhill, 49, of Parkersburg, died June 14, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born in Wood County, W.Va., the daughter of Carroll Junior Emigh of Parkersburg and the late M. Janet Day Emigh. She was employed for 30 years by the Bureau of Public Debt, was a member of the Emmanuel Fellowship Church and loved flower gardening and shopping.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Dale Eugene Halfhill of Parkersburg; her son, Craig Halfhill of Parkersburg; her brother, William Emigh of Davisville, W.Va.; her sisters, Debbie Hall and husband, Steve, of St. Marys, W.Va., and Carol Dearman and her husband, Mark, of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her father and mother in law, Donald and Edith Halfhill.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Emmanuel Fellowship Church with the Rev. Tom Blake officiating. Family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg.

(Gerald Bills)


Alfred Louis Hall Jr.

Alfred Louis Hall Jr., 51, of Belmont, W.Va., died Jan. 31, 2001, at Lewis A. Johnson VA Hospital, after a long battle with malignant melanoma.

He was born Jan. 21, 1950, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Alfred L. Hall and Juanita G. Sethney of Arizona. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served two tours in Vietnam and was a life member of the VFW. At the time of Alfred’s death he was working toward his master’s degree in psychology. He was better known at West Virginia University - Parkersburg by his nickname ‘‘Julio’’ Hall.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Debora Hall of Belmont; one son, Craig Wetzel of Parkersburg; one grandson, Malachai Wetzel of the home; one brother, John W. Hall of Parkersburg; two sisters, Anna Phillips of California and Bette Lou Kill of New Zealand; two half sisters, Sara and Hatta Hall of Parkersburg; two half brothers, Louis Lee Hall and Don Louis Hall; one paternal uncle, John W. Hall Jr. of Parkersburg; three paternal aunts; five maternal aunts; three maternal uncles; and over 80 cousins.

A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Friday, at Belmont United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dan Deem officiating. A gathering of friends will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

(Michael Anderson)


St. Marys Oracle November 14, 2001

CHARLES E. HALL

Charles E. Hall, 83, of Rt. 39, Marys, died Nov. 9, 2001, at CarereHaven of Pleasants in BeImont.

He was born Feb. 19,1918, in St. Marys to the late Hiram Hall and Victoria Delong. He was a member of St. Marys United Methodist Church and St. Marys Lodge 41 AF&AM and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from the former Kaiser Aluminum after 20 years of service. He had been a farmer, and his hobbies included hunting, fishing and TV.

He is survived by a daughter, Gretchen S. Wright of Vienna; one brother, H. Kenneth Hall of St. Marys, one sister-in-law, Wilma S. Roberts of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, H. Maxine Scott Hall; son-in-law, Thomas D. Wright; four brothers, Joe A. Hall, Clinton G. Hall Sr., Denton E. Hall and. George C. Hall; and one nephew, Phillip Joe Hall.

Services were Monday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with Dr. Joseph S: Kenaston officiating. Burial was in Willow Island Cemetery with Masonic graveside services conducted by St. Marys Lodge 41 AF&AM and military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 222 and Am Vets Post 40.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Elaine James, 1014 Maple St., St. Marys, WV ?6170, or the Elevator Fund, St. Marys U. M. Church, P.O. Box 100, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 24, 2007

Fredrick R. Hall

Fredrick Richard Hall, 54, of Pittsburgh, Pa., formerly of Parkersburg, passed away Feb. 21, 2007, at the Aspenwall VA Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Parkersburg, a son of the late William R. and Freda Marlowe Hall. He served in the United States Army.

He is survived by nine brothers and sisters, Frances Brown and her husband, Lewis, Helen Mason, William Hall Jr., all of Parkersburg, Dorothy Carpenter and her husband, Ed, of Belpre, David Hall and his wife, Anne, of St. Marys, W.Va., Carolyn Golden and her husband, Joe, of Edgewood, Md., Sandy Hall of Waverly, W.Va., Harry Hall of Parkersburg and Charles Hall and his wife, Verna, of Buckingham, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Glayds Shand, Rose Gaughan and an infant sister, Diane Hall.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, with the Rev. Larry Hooper officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


HOWARD H. HALL

Thursday, October 13, 1960.

Howard H. Hall, 77, died at his home in St. Marys, October 5, following an extended illness. Born Feb. 28, 1883 in Washington County, Oh. he was a son of the late Earnest and Margaret Braun Hall.

He was an oil field contractor and a retired boilermaker of Local 667, Charleston. He was a member of the McCabee Lodge.

Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Bird Nellis Hall, one son, Julian E. Hall, and daughter, Mrs. William Dimmick (nee Genevieve Hall;) six grand children and one gr. grandchild all of St. Marys.

Also surviving are a brother Hiram H. Hall; three sisters, Mrs. A.E. Wilson, Mrs. Cassie White, and Mrs. Ralph Roby, all of St. Marys.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the family home on Fourth Street with Rev. Ralph Young of the Baptist Church Officiating. Interment was made in the IOOF Cemetery.

(Linda Stalnaker)


Parkersburg News March 16, 2008

H. Kenneth Hall

H. Kenneth Hall, 80, of St. Marys, died March 15, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 28, 1927, in Pleasants County, a son of the late Hiram Hill and Victoria DeLong Hall. He was a member of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, where he had served as a deacon. He was a millwright and a master mechanic, retiring from the former American Cyanamid with over 40 years service. He was a 1946 graduate of St. Marys High School, where he was active in football. He played halfback and his nickname was “Speedy.” He also served as senior class president and was a life member of the National Rifle Association. He was a great farmer and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his children, Stephanie Ann Adams and her husband, Ed, of Hamilton, Ohio, Rebecca Diane Beane and her husband, Richard, of St. Marys and Kenneth Gregory Hall of Meadville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Eric Adams, Chad Adams, Heather Bayless, Heath Beane, Ryan Hall and Briann Hall; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lucille Miller Hall; brothers, Denton E. Hall, George C. Hall, Clinton G. Hall Sr., Joe A. Hall, Charles E. Hall and two infant brothers, Claude and John Hall.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Michael Anderson officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 1, 2009

Linda L. Hall

Linda L. Hall, 70, of St. Marys, W.Va., formerly of Belmont, W.Va., passed away April 29, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Feb. 13, 1939, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Sanford and Beulah Matheny Davis. She was a 1957 graduate of St. Marys High School and a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by one daughter, Malissa J. Adams of Vienna; two sons, Ronald S. Hall and his wife, Kerstin, of Angelbachtal, Germany, and Steven A. Hall of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Michelle Parsons and her husband, Kevin, of Belmont, Matthew Adams of St. Marys, W.Va., Megan Makepeace and her husband, Richard, of Belmont and Philicia Hall of Raleigh, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Devan and Ethan, all of Belmont; two sisters, Shelby Marshall and her husband, Joseph, of Lowell, Ohio, and Mary Marshall and her husband, James, of Devola, Ohio; and one sister-in-law, Gladys Hisam and her husband, Gene, of Friendly, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Tommy S. Hall.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 4, at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Dr. David Kelley officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery. Calling hours from 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial contributions to the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 352, Belmont, WV 26134.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 22, 2004

LORNA WESTBROOK HALL

Lorna Westbrook Hall, 84, of St. Marys, WV, died, March 19, 2004, in Vienna, WV. She was born, December 17, 1919, at Waverly, WV, a daughter of the late Noah J. and Gladys Mills Westbrook. She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys, WV. She was a 1937 graduate of St. Marys High School. She was a member of the St. Marys Chapter #31 Order of the Eastern Star. She and her husband operated the Hall’s ESSO Service Station. She had been manager of the Pleasants County Park Pool, had been employed by the Pleasants County Board of Education, and had been manager of the former Flowerbasket in St. Marys, WV. Her hobbies included cooking. She is survived by sons, Warren Hall and his wife, Sandra, Jon Hall and his wife, Nancy, and Scott Hall all of St. Marys, WV, one daughter, Martha Fletcher and her husband, David of Jacksonville, FL, seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, two sisters, Madeline Stephan of Williamstown, WV, Marie Pugh Cooper of Vienna, WV, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Julian Baldy Hall, two granddaughters, Kristin Marie Hall and Sandra Kay Hall, and four brothers, Carl, Howard, Rolla, and Gordon Westbrook. Services will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Charles Pugh, II and Shawn Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 P. M. Monday, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M. Tuesday, and from 9 to 11 A. M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St Marys Oracle June 6, 1968

MARTHA E. HALL

Mrs. Martha E. Hall, 88, of 608 6th St., St. Marys, died on Saturday afternoon at her home following an extended illness.

Born in Pleasants county, she was a daughter of the late William and Sarah Mills Dotson. She was a member of the Calcutta Methodist Church.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Edna Noland of Rt. 1, St. Marys, Mrs. Maymie Sandy of Parkersburg, Mrs. Nina Anthony, Sr., Mrs. Lula Snyder, and Lola and Bari Lynn Hall, all of St. Marys; four sons, Arthur Hall of Pennsboro, William E. Hall of Gladwin, Mich., Clyde V. Hall of Hookstown, Pa., and Crandall V. Hall of Williamstown; one sister Bessie Severn of Sistersville; 50 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hays H. Hall and two children.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home. The Rev. William P. Snider officiated and burial was in the IOOF cemetery.

(Date of Death: 6/1/1968-GEB)

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle November 28, 2007

Nina P. Hall

Nina P. Hall, 64, of Palatine, IL, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at her residence.

She was born May 31, 1943 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Vinzenzo and Antoinette Panico. She is survived by her husband, Freer R. Hall Jr., formerly of St. Marys; six siblings, Cuono Panico, Marie Selmer, Vincent Panico, Nick Panico, Antoinette Smith and Carmella Lange; four brothers-in-law, Richard (Carolyn) Hall, Roger (Sara) Hall and Jerry (Cynthia) Hall, all of St. Marys, and Alan (Karen) Hall of Williamstown; one sister-in-law, Randa (Johnny) Gregg of St. Marys; three step-children, Kay, Freer Randal Ill and Charlie; several step-grandchildren; , and several nieces and nephews. Palatine memorial visitation is Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. at the First Assembly Church of God. The family requests gifts and flowers be omitted.

Local memorial visitation is planned for Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6-9 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

In lieu of gifts and flowers, the family asks donations be made ii honor of Freer and Nina Hall to the Bill Hanlin Scholarship Fund, c/o Pleasants Community Foundation, 309 Second St., St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 3, 2009

Sue Ellen Hall

Sue Ellen Hall, 62, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Jan. 31, 2009, at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born July 12, 1946, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Charles Willard and Cora Belle Tice Miller. She was a 1964 graduate of St. Marys High School and retired from the First National Bank in St. Marys as an assistant vice president.

She is survived by two sons, Chris Hall and his wife, Missy, and Curtis Hall, all of Belpre; one daughter, Lisa Flesher of Culpeper, Va.; eight grandchildren, Leandra Flesher and Lauren Flesher, both of Virginia, L. B. Flesher of Germany, Claudia Hall, Katie Hall, Jake Hall, Sydney Hall and Katherine Curfman, all of Belpre; two brothers, Mark Miller and Kevin "Kip" Miller, both of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles W. "Chuck" Miller.

Graveside services will be noon Saturday at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery, Park Section. There will be no calling hours.

Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 27, 2007

Thelma Lucille Hall

Thelma Lucille Hall, 76, of St. Marys, WV, passed away December 26, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV.

She was born December 12, 1931, in Raven Rock, Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late Okey and Ora Belle Barnhart Miller. She was a member of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, H. Kenneth Hall, three children, Stephanie Ann Adams and her husband, Eddie, of Hamilton, OH, Rebecca Diane Beane and her husband, Richard, of St. Marys, WV, Kenneth Gregory Hall of Meadville, WV, six grandchildren, Eric and Chad Adams, Heather Bayless, Heath Beane, Ryan and Briann Hall, nine great-grandchildren, one sister, Mary Ann VanWey of Newport, OH, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Willard Miller, Ralph Miller, Avery Miller, and two sisters, Violet Kernen, and Lora Shingleton.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2007, at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys with Rev. Michael Anderson officiating. Calling hours will be at the funeral home on Friday from 11 A. M. until the time of the service.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 29, 2009

Tommy Scott Hall

Tommy Scott Hall, 70, of St. Marys, W.Va., formerly of Belmont, W.Va., passed away Jan. 27, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born Aug. 1, 1938, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Denton E. and Catherine Scott Hall. He had worked at the former Quaker State Oil Refinery in St. Marys and dedicated several years of service to the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department, where he achieved the rank of assistant chief.

He is survived by his wife, Linda L. Davis Hall; one daughter, Malissa J.. Adams of Vienna; two sons, Ronald S. Hall and his wife, Kerstin, of Angelbachtel, Germany, and Steven A. Hall of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Michelle Parsons and her husband, Kevin, of Belmont, Matthew Adams of St. Marys, Megan Makepeace and her husband, Richard, of Parkersburg and Philicia Hall of Raleigh, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Devan and Ethan, all of Belmont; and one sister, Gladys Hisam of Friendly, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. David Kelley officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Friday and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Belmont Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 352, Belmont, WV 26134.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - November 24, 2003

Virginia Hall

ST. MARYS - Virginia Dare Hall, 79, of Rt. 1, St. Marys, died Nov. 23, 2003, at her residence.

She was born March 6, 1925, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Amos Wallbrown Sr. and Rebecca Sturms Wallbrown Wilson.

She was raised in Calhoun County and lived in Pleasants County for 52 years. She attended Parkersburg High School. Her hobbies were crocheting, reading and collecting hummingbirds.

She is survived by five sons, Amos Richard "Dick" Hall and his wife, Carolyn, of St. Marys, Freer Randall Hall Jr. and his wife, Nina, of Palatine, Ill., Alan Dale Hall and his wife, Karen, of Williamstown, Roger Lee Hall and his special friend, Sara Carr, of St. Marys and Jerry Edward Hall and his wife, Cynthia, of St. Marys; one daughter, Randa Dare Gregg and her husband, Johnny, of St. Marys; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Mildred Hall of Hartville, Ohio; sister-in-laws Imogene Hall of Spencer and Ruth Wallbrown of Parkersburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Freer Randall Hall Sr.; five brothers, Amos Wallbrown Jr., Cloyd Wallbrown, Paul Wallbrown, Bill Wallbrown and Boyd Wallbrown.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Burial will be in Cloverdale Cemetery, West Virginia 16, Pleasants County, W.Va. Calling hours are from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader November 17, 1977

WILLIAM E. (BILL) HALL

William E. (Bill) Hall, 72, of Gladwin, Mich., died at the home of a sister, Mrs. Nina Anthony, in St. Marys last Saturday evening.

He was born in Pleasants County, son of the late Hays and Martha Dotson Hall. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a retired oil field worker.

He is survived by his widow, Clella Duckworth hall, five sons and three daughters; three brothers, Arthur, of Pennsboro, Clyde of Hookstown, Pa., and Crandall of Williamstown; five sisters, Mrs. Edna Noland of Waverly, Mrs. Nina Anthony, Mrs. Lulu Snyder and Lola Hall of St. Marys, and Mrs. Bari Brake of Willliamstown; 34 grand children and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son and three sisters.

Friends called at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home in St. Marys from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday.Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Hall Funeral Home in Gladwin with burial in the Highland Cemetery there.

(Date of Death: 11/05/1977-GEB)

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 3, 2005

Wilma C. Hall

Wilma "Carolyn" Hall, 76, of Parkersburg passed away Sept. 2, 2005, at her residence.

She was born June 7, 1929, in Cairo, W.Va., a daughter of the late Alvin Bruce and Florence Faye Gay Swisher. Carolyn was retired from Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after 25 years of service as a switchboard operator.

Surviving are her husband, John W. Hall Jr.; her daughter, Tamara "Tami" Rhodes, and a grandson, Brian Andrew Nichols of Vienna; her son, Anthony K. "Tony" Rhodes and his wife, Brenda M., of Vienna; four grandchildren, Gregory Allan Rhodes of St. Marys, Brandon Michael Rhodes in the U.S. Army at Columbia, S.C., Alyssa Kay Rhodes of Vienna and Jeremy Keith Rhodes of Vienna; and one great-granddaughter. Carolyn is also survived by her two sisters, Garnetta Dotson of Parkersburg and Annalee Scadden of Orange Park, Fla.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one infant sister, Virginia Swisher; five brothers, Leland Gail, Larry Wayne, Alvin Eugene, James Clifford and an infant, Bobby Francis Swisher.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Vienna, with Scott Stewart officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Monday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 31, 2006

Elizabeth L. Hamilton

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Hamilton, 79, of St. Marys died July 29, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born Jan. 11, 1927, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late William Minor and Theadosia Griffith Reed. She was a member of the Newport United Methodist Church. She was a 1945 graduate of St. Marys High School. She worked at Alley Agate and she retired from the A & P Tea Co. She also worked as chief office deputy to the assessor and as clerk at the former Colin Anderson Center.

She is survived by four children, K. Wayne Hamilton of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, Yvonne Y. Ilosky and her husband, James, of Surry, Va., Barry L. Hamilton and his wife, Debbie, of St. Marys and Sue E. Sharp and her husband, Tom, of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Patrick Ilosky, Pam Murphy, Joseph Sharp, Jerry Sharp, Katrina Hamilton and Eric Hamilton; and great-grandchildren, Trinity Ilosky and E.J. Murphy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Erma Childers; brothers, Rolla Reed and Coleman Reed; and infant siblings, Lillian, Ruth Virginia and Paul Reed.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader January 15, 1926

OBITUARY - MARY (ADKINS) HAMILTON

On January 5, 1926. The death angel visited the home of Wesley Hamilton near Willow and called his wife and companion. Mary C. Adkins was born June 10, 1856 and was united in marriage to Wesley Hamilton, Feb. 18, 1873. To this union was born thirteen children, five preceding her in death. She leaves to mourn her absence, her husband, and the following children, Mrs. Minnie Rawson, Steubenville, Ohio; Mrs. Julia Rawson, Toronto, Ohio; Mrs. Dessie Belford, Moundsville, W. Va., Mrs. Alice Felter, St. Marys, W. Va.; Mrs. Ellen Hawkins, Waverly, W. Va.; Mr. Elmer Hamilton, Willow, W. Va.; Miss Dachia and Albert at home, and 28 grand children. Funeral services were conducted in her home, Thursday, P. M. O. M. Gard officiating. Her body was laid to rest in the home cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle December 24, 1892

Samuel Hamilton

Samuel Hamilton died at his home at Raven Rock Wednesday at 2 p. m. Dec. 21st. The deceased was about 70 years of age, and had been in failing health for several months past. He was a member of Hazen Post No. 66 of the G. A. R. of this place. His funeral occurred at Bethesda at 10 a. m. Friday.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - April 10, 1903

Edward Hammett Dead

Edward Hammett, a prominent citizen of near Salama died last Saturday evening at his home in his 74th year. His remains were laid to rest in the Hammett cemetery at Salama on Tuesday afternoon of this week.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 6, 1920

Little Boy Dead

Eugene, the six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hammett of Belmont died on Tuesday morning of spinal meningitis. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning by Rev. Bennett. Interment in the I. O. O. F. cemetery here.

(Gerald Bills)


HOMER HAMMETT

Homer T. Hammett, 89, of Route 1, St. Marys died Nov. 12, 2000, at the home of his daughter in Belmont.

He was born April 14, 1911, in St. Marys, a son of the late Demillion W. "Mel" and Minnie Stackpole Hammett. He was a retired dairy farmer, a member of the Farm Bureau and a Protestant.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Kay and Ralph Wilson of the Rock Run Community, Lois A. and Mike Hasley of Marietta, and Laeuna and Harry "Buddy" Williamson of Belmont; 11 grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Roby of Belmont, Christine Nettle of Florida and Maxine Bumgardner of Mannington, W. Va.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Iva Martin Hammett; one great-grandchild, Louis W. Ledergerber; two sisters, Esther Scott and Minnie Fauss; and two brothers, Henry Hammett and Hosea Hammett.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Arthur Cox officiating. Burial in Willow Island Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Ralph E. Wilson.)


Pleasants County Leader June 2, 1921

HAMMETT

J. M. Hammett, well known as "Uncle Jimmie," died of pneumonia, Saturday, May 28, at his home below Eureka. He was 82 years of age, a son of Samuel Hammett and a brother of Thomas C. Hammett, who resides on the home farm and is sole survivor of a family of eleven children. The deceased was a member of the Catholic Church, and served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. His occupation was farming, but he devoted considerable attention to inventions of farm machinery, of which we understand have been favorably received by manufacturers. His remains were interred in the family cemetery on Tuesday, afternoon.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 14, 2009

John B. Hammett

John B. Hammett, 96, of St. Marys, WV, died, February 12, 2009, at Carehaven of Pleasants in Belmont, WV. He was born, May 6, 1912, in Schultz, Pleasants County, WV, a son of the late Charles and Isabel Delong Hammett. He was a member of the George Street Church of Christ. He was probably best known in Pleasants County for two things, his carpenter work/cabinet making, and playing the five-string banjo. He was a member of the American Banjo Fraternity, and he had built several houses in the area. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II, where he became a member of the SeaBees. He left the Navy with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He was retired from the former Quaker State Oil Refinery. He served on the St. Marys City Council and he loved the outdoors, where he liked to hunt. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Leora Hammett, three daughters, Sharon Dawson, and her husband, Bob of White Plains, MD, Johnna Pieper and her husband, Norris of Nashport, OH, and Barbara Morgan and her husband, Charles of Vienna, WV, seven grandchildren, Kristy Deem of St. Marys, WV, Kara Rogers of Vienna, WV, Greg Dawson of Centerville, VA, Todd Dennis of Cleveland, OH, J. D. Dennis of Crooksville, OH, Laura Morgan and Allie Morgan both of Vienna, WV, six great grandchildren, McClaren Rogers and Meredith Rogers both of Vienna, WV, Ben Dawson and Brooke Dawson both of Centerville, VA, and Addison Dennis, Grace Dennis, and Sam Dennis all of Crooksville, OH, one niece, Sara Bland of New Martinsville, WV, and a nephew, Mike Hammett of Pennsboro, WV. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Alice Deem and two brothers, Arthur Hammett and Clifford Hammett. Services will be held Monday, February 16, 2009, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, WV with military graveside services. Friends may call from 6 to 9 P. M. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle July 26, 2006

Launa L Hammett

Launa L. Hammett (Lou Sumner), 82, of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away at home July 24, 2006 with her family at her side.

She was born in St. Marys, where she was head cheerleader and valedictorian at St. Marys High School, She was a life-long athlete, sports fan, reader, and snazzy dresser. Most of all, she was an exemplary mother and grandmother. She was a longtime employee of GM-Fisher Body and member of Woodview Christian Church in Wyoming, MI.

She is survived by her children, Vicki and Dale Morris, John Rustemeyer, Jennifer Hammett and David Jung, E. Thomas Sumner, Margo and Gord Arnold, Carol Rustemeyer and Gary Kooienga; grandchildren, Roger and Christopher Perkins, Dale, Matthew, Robert, Jessica, Jaquie, Eric, and Destiny Morris, Benjamin and Nathan Rustemeyer, Grady and Brennan Jung, Aaron, Ashley, and Briana Kooienga, and Joanne Bouwens; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Ross; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rita Jo Perkins (Rustemeyer); grandson, Zachary Kooienga; mother, Carmen Ercell Hammett; sister, Mildred Luyster; and four brothers: Beryl, Jack, Charles and William Hammett.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Woodview Christian Church with Rev. Jon Stradtner officiating. Interment will be in Rosedale Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 18, 2005

Lily M. Hammett

Lily Mae Hammett, 88, of Oak Grove Road Community, Pleasants County, W.Va., died Dec. 16, 2005, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 14, 1917, at Wadesville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Lillie Lenore Fankhauser Wells. She was a member of the St. John's Catholic Church, St. Marys.

She is survived by four sons, Thomas and Helen Hammett of St. Marys, Samuel and Sherri Hammett of Waverly, W.Va., Robert Hammett of Houston, Texas, and George Hammett of Williamstown; three daughters, Mary and William Robinson of Hilton Head, S.C., Patricia and Daniel Goodwin of Vienna and Margaret and Timothy Miller of St. Marys; special friends, Darlene Hammett, Penny Cupp, Melinda Elliott, Patty Wilson and Kathleen Fox; 13 grandchildren, Deborah Twigg, William Robinson Jr., Tracey Province, Angela Goodwin, Sherry Swiger, Christina Dolan, Jonathan Miller, Jason Miller, Kelly Smith, Lynne Ballard, Laura Rauch, Michael Higgins and Christina Campbell; and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas N. Hammett, on June 19, 1991.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Catholic Church, St. Marys, with the Rev. Thomas Karachira officiating. Burial will be in the Hammett Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. There will be a Rosary Service at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 9, 2006

Mamie Dotson Hammett

Mamie Dotson Hammett, 94, of New Martinsville, W.Va., died Dec. 7, 2006, at her residence.

She was born, June 16, 1912, at St. Marys, W.Va., a daughter of the late Raymond and Maggie McKnight Dotson. She was a member of the Bridge Street Church of Christ in New Martinsville and a former member of the Pike Church of Christ. She taught school in her earlier years at Arvilla, Pleasants County, W.Va. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by a daughter, Sarah Bland of New Martinsville; a son, Michael Hammett of Pennsboro, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces; nephews; great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Arthur G. Hammett; one daughter, Virginia Davis; and two sisters, Dorothy Cross and Mary Kimball.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Pike Church of Christ, Pike, Ritchie County, with Evangelists Charles C. Pugh III and Scott McKeever officiating. Interment will be in the Pike Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 25, 2008

Nina Kathryn Hammett,

Nina Kathryn Mulligan/Brooks Hammett, formerly of Vienna, passed away in Ontario, Ore., Sept. 19, 2008, following a short illness. She was 87.

Born in Parkersburg on May 20, 1921, to Norma Ione and Charles Michael Mulligan, she attended local schools and graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1938. On March 31, 1941, she married Arch B Hammett Jr., and they remained devoted to one another for almost 60 years until his death in 2000. Education was important to Nina and she extended hers with course work at Marietta College until the family moved to Alaska. She continued to further her education at local colleges there as well as the University of Washington. Nina and Arch later moved to Jacksonville, Fla., and then returned after retirement to Vienna. While living in Vienna, Nina was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Parkersburg. Following Arch's death, Nina lived with her daughter, Marjorie, in Santa Ana, Calif., for seven years. She recently moved to Ontario, Ore., close to daughter, Kathryn and her family. Local organizations benefited from her work wherever she lived and she made many friends through these activities. Nina particularly loved to work with genealogy. She had put together several family history books and kept detailed records of her family history.

Nina is survived by her children, Kathryn (Floyd) Gordon of Payette, Idaho, Marjorie (Ronald) Corner of Santa Ana, Calif., and Arch (Holly) Hammett of Houston, Texas; her grandchildren, Stacy (Garrett) Jacoby, Paul (Tiana) Gordon, Dawn (Mark) Woodward, Glen Gordon, Tammy (Philip) Fruge', Laura (David) Tompkins, Brian (Stacie) Corner and Rob (Robin) Hammett; 14 great-grandchildren; nine nieces and nephews and their spouses; and several friends of her children who looked to her as a second mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arch Hammett Jr.; her parents; her sisters, Norene Kelly and Norma Jean Fitch; and two great-granddaughters.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Bishop James Robrecht officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle May 26, 1957

MRS. EDNA M. HAMMOND

Mrs. Edma Margaret Hammond, 73, wife of William Hammond, died in St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, May 23 following a few weeks illness.

Born Feb. 29, 1884, in Pleasants county, the daughter of James and Nancy Smith West. Mrs. Hammond was a member of the Dewey Ave. Church of Christ and the Woman's Benefit Association.

Survivors are her husband, one son, Clinton West of St. Marys; a brother, Luther West of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs Joe davis and Mrs. Ruth Hotchkiss, both of Sapulpa, Okla.; 18 grand children and 23 greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted in Dewey Avenue Church of Christ at 2:00 p. m. May 25 with Evang. E. G. Rockliff officiating. Interment was made in I.O.O.F. cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 18, 2006

Lewis E. Hamrick Sr.

Lewis E. Hamrick Sr., 84, of Parkersburg passed away Jan. 17, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 12, 1921, in Newark, W.Va. Lewis was retired from Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, where he worked in the linen department. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Vienna Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Griffith Hamrick; one son, Lewis E. Hamrick Jr. of Parkersburg; five grandchildren, Melinda Dunaway of Reno, Ohio, William Bacorn of St. Marys, Brian Bacorn of Parkersburg and Shaun and Tammy Sue Bacorn, both of Marietta; and three great-grandchildren, Tyler Yates of Reno, Cheyne Bacorn of St. Marys and Nicholas Bacorn of Parkersburg.

Lewis was preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Yates and Shaunna Bacorn; one grandson, Ralph Yates; two brothers, Bob Starcher and Okey Hamrick; and one sister, Goldie Hamrick.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green Street, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Wesley Vernatter officiating. Interment will follow at the Eastlawn Cemetery, Reno. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


CHESTER R. HANES

The Advocate Newspaper, Newark, Ohio - Wednesday, September 16, 1987
Date of death: September 15, 1987.

Services for Chester R. Hanes, 76, of 378 Northcutt Drive, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery.

Mr. Hanes died Tuesday in Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born May 26, 1911, in St. Marys, W. Va., to the late Martin K. and Della M. (Smith) Hanes.

He was a member of the Owens-Corning 25-year Club, and Oldtimers Athletic Association; was a Protestant; and retired in 1976 from Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corp.

Surviving are two sons: Richard R. Hanes of Westlake, Ohio, and Thomas M. Hanes of Granville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One brother is deceased.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today in the funeral home, where Owens-Corning 25-year Club Services will be at 6:45 tonight.

(Bill Johns)


Pleasants County Leader - April 14, 1905

L. G. Hanes Dead

The friends of L. G. Hanes was shocked today by a telegram announcing his death at his home in Columbus, at 1:30 o'clock this (Thursday) morning. He had been engaged in the drug business for the past four years and had made many friends. Death was the result of consumption.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader March 12, 1920

NELLE REECE HANES

Nelle Reece Hanes was born May 4, 1915, died March 5, 1920, age 4 years, 10 months and 1 day.

Death came suddenly into the home and God took Nelle to live with him where there is no sorrow.

Little Nelle was an unusually bright, happy child, and had a bright smile and a cherry greeting for her many friends, making all who knew her love her. Going from place to place on errands for her mother always cheerful.

Words cannot tell of the void left by her going, but God, in his own good time will soften and heal their grief.

She leaves a mother, father, two sisters, besides a host of friends and other relatives to mourn their loss.

Good-bye little Nelle,
In his own way:
God took thee home,
To abide for aye.

HANES FUNERAL

Funeral services for the late Nelle Hanes were conducted at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Hanes , on Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, by Rev. J. A. Young. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - Sept. 26, 1974

ANNA E. HANNEN

Anna E. Hannen, 86, of Belmont, died Friday morning in St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born at Willow Island and was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church and the Woman's Club of Belmont.

She is survived by two sisters, Maude Ingraham of Belmont and Lucy Stewart of East Liverpool, Oh.; and one brother, William Bell of East Liverpool.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Hannen, and one sister.

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

(Daniel Smith Jr.)


Pleasants County Leader - November 21, 1902

LIFE OF YOUNG MAN CRUSHED OUT
BY CRUEL WHEELS OF EXPRESS TRAIN

Chas. Harbison was instantly killed at Raven Rock, Monday at 2 p. m. while attempting to board a moving train. His body was horribly mangled by the cruel wheels of the express. His body was cut in two at the waist, his right arm and right leg were severed.

The cause of this shocking accident was due to no fault of the railroad, but to the unfortunate victims own carelessness or recklessness.

Harbison was a young man, about 22 years of age. He was the son of T. B. Harbison of New Martinsville, a stone mason He was en-route to Kentucky where he had made arrangements to serve an apprenticeship in brick laying. He boarded the iron steed, express 717 south bound, which was so soon to be his murderer at New Martinsville. At Raven Rock it took the siding to allow the 714 east bound to pass. He had some relatives and friends at this place which he wish to bid good-bye, and when his train stopped he jumped off for that purpose.

Before adieus were over his train pulled out. It had not attained any great speed and he attempted to board it in motion. He missed his footing and was dragged down on the track in front of the wheels of the ladies car and crushed in the awful manner described in the foregoing. His people were notified at once, and his uncle, J. W. McIntire, the well known lawyer, came down on the next train and took charge of the remains which were conveyed to his late home on the evening train.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 25, 2007

Larry R. Hardesty

Larry R. Hardesty, 65, of Torch, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 23, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Parkersburg, on Dec. 22, 1941, a son of the late Delmas and Alice Holtz Hardesty. Larry was a self-employed truck driver , a member of the Teamsters Union 175 and a carpenter. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Fraternal Order of Eagles and V.F.W. Post 1212, all in Parkersburg. Larry was a United States Army veteran and served in the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife, Mary B. Benson Hardesty, whom he married July 3, 1969; two daughters, Lisa Roberts (Kenneth) of Coolville, Ohio, and Erin Grose (Jerry) of St. Marys, W.Va.; one son, Jeffrey Hardesty (Susan) of Lakeland, Fla.; five grandchildren, Joshua Rowe, Justin Rowe, Christopher Garlow, Michael Travis and Sean Hardesty; one great-grandchild, Audrey Rowe; one sister, Lola Pittman of Vincent, Ohio; one nephew, Russell Pittman; and his mother-in-law, Mary Benson of Belpre.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Robin Hardesty.

Funeral services for Mr. Hardesty will be 1 p.m. Friday at the new Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 1305 Washington Blvd., Belpre, with Pastor Jim Lynch officiating. Full military rites by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg, will immediately follow services at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and until time of services Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 21, 2008

Gregory G. Hardman

Gregory G. Hardman, 48, of Parkersburg passed away Feb. 17, 2008.

He was born June 5, 1959, in Wood County, a son of James L. and Betty Johns Hardman of Parkersburg.

Gregory collected Fenton glass and antiques, was a WVU football fan and choreographed the drills for competition bands, including the Big Reds, the south Patriots and several other local school bands.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother and his wife, J. Fred and Pam Hardman of Parkersburg; one sister, Deborah L. Pivaronas of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one niece, Brooke Hardman of Parkersburg; close friends, Wayne and Cindy Smith of St. Marys and Dean and Susan Newcomer of Morgantown; several cousins; and his beloved pet dog, Ellie May.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., Parkersburg, with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Gregory G. Hardman, 48, of Parkersburg passed away Feb. 17, 2008.

He was born June 5, 1959, in Wood County, a son of James L. and Betty Johns Hardman of Parkersburg.

Gregory collected Fenton glass and antiques, was a WVU football fan and choreographed the drills for competition bands, including the Big Reds, the south Patriots and several other local school bands.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother and his wife, J. Fred and Pam Hardman of Parkersburg; one sister, Deborah L. Pivaronas of Pittsburgh, Pa.; one niece, Brooke Hardman of Parkersburg; close friends, Wayne and Cindy Smith of St. Marys and Dean and Susan Newcomer of Morgantown; several cousins; and his beloved pet dog, Ellie May.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., Parkersburg, with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


4/13/02

Lora V. Hardy

Lora V. Hardy of Pennsville, NJ, died Saturday.

She is survived by her daughters, Alice Gloor and Connie McCormick; one son, Allen Hardy; and six granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Russ Hardy; her brothers, Blaine and LeVaughn Powell; and three sisters, Evelyn North, June Cumblidge and Wilma Powell.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys. Calling hours from 9-10:30 a.m.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News July 22, 2009

Robert C. Harkness

Robert Curtis Harkness, 80, of Parkersburg passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness on Saturday, July 18, 2009.

He was born in Ontario, Canada, son of the late Harold (Hal) and Estelle Harkness of Mentor, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter.

He was an avid sportsman who loved to fish. He fully enjoyed coaching little league and spending time watching professional sports with his sons.

He is survived by four sons and one daughter, Hal Harkness of Mineral Wells, Herb Harkness of Newark, W.Va., Bob and Brenda Harkness of Newark, W.Va., Rick and Renee Harkness of St. Marys, W.Va. and Robin Wine of Belpre. Also, he was survived by 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Per his request, his body was donated to West Virginia University.

A private funeral service will be held at a later date.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 14, 2005

Melissa D. Harlow

Melissa Dawn Harlow, 30, of St. Marys died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

Mrs. Harlow was born May 23, 1975, in Parkersburg, a daughter of Bernard Steve Bowe of Charleston and Kathy Lynn Giboney Wolfe of Belmont.

In addition to her parents, Melissa is survived by her companion and former husband, Dennis J. Harlow of St. Marys; a daughter, Cicille Golden Harlow, age 9, of the family home; a stepson, William J. "Willie" Harlow of Harrisville; two brothers, Steven Timothy Bowe Sr. of St. Marys and Joe Ray Burke of Belmont; her maternal grandparents, Shirley and Emogene Giboney of St. Marys; and her paternal grandmother, Lucille Bowe of Belmont.

At her request, Mrs. Harlow's body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle October 17, 1891

SOLOMON HARNESS

Solomon Harness died at his residence on Calf Creek, in the lower part of the county, October 13th. Mr. Harness was one of the oldest citizens of the county, and his death removes another land mark. He had been suffering for several months.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 10, 2005

Calvin E. Harold

Calvin Eugene Harold, 50, a devoted husband and father, was blessed and called home on Friday, July 8, 2005. He passed peacefully at his residence in Williamstown with his family by his side after courageously battling cancer for over a year.

A 1973 Spencer High School graduate, he shortly thereafter married his high school sweetheart, Marie Bowman, by whom he is survived, having been married for 31 years. He is survived as well by two children, Julie Marie Harold, 28, of Marietta, and Shaun Thomas Harold, 23, of Williamstown; and his mother, Vonda June Harold of Reedy, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by his father, Garnard Elton Harold.

Calvin was a faithful employee of Pleasants Power Station located in Belmont, W.Va., from April 1979 until December 2004. He was an avid outdoorsman and skilled hunter, loved camping, hiking and fishing, and was a devoted softball player. He enjoyed many years of cross-country motorcycle racing with his son and his true passion was spending time on the family farm.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Paul Drake officiating. Burial will be in the Harold Family Cemetery near Reedy.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 21, 2009

Carla Harris

Carla Harris, 50, of Ashland, Ohio, passed away July 17, 2009, at the Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

She was born in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late James Shaffer and Jeannie (Greathouse) Shaffer of Mineral Wells.

Carla enjoyed crafts, gardening, yard sales and fishing. Her family was the most important thing in her life. She dearly loved being a grandma and spending time with her whole family. She was a member of the Lighthouse Pentecostal Assembly in Ashland.

Surviving is her husband of 32 years, Ron Harris; two sons, David Harris and his wife, Amy, of Fairburn, Ga., and Kyle Harris and his wife, Elizabeth, of Ashland, Ohio; daughter, Sharla Teague and her husband, Nathan, of Jeromesville, Ohio; two sisters, Karen Cline of Mineral Wells and Julie Martin of Wheeling; brother, James Shaffer of St. Marys, W.Va.; three grandchildren, David Teague, Padraic Teague and Scarlett Harris; special friend, Emilie Gregory; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be 6 p.m. today at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Paul Tracy officiating. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 10, 2004

Colleen Harris

Colleen "June" Harris, 68, of Newport, Ohio, died Sept. 8, 2004, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 26, 1935, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Ruby Francis. She was a member of the Newport Baptist Church.

She is survived by her three daughters, Theresa Harris of Newport, Linda Bookman of St. Marys and Paulette Hasley of Newport; one son, Bryan Harris and his wife, Pam, of New Matamoras, Ohio; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Ashley of Belpre, Jessie and Tyler Harris of New Matamoras, Amber Hasley of Newport and Haley Pethtel of St. Marys; one grandson-in-law, Douglas Ashley of Vienna; two brothers, Harold Francis and Larry Francis, both of Newport; two aunts Helen Pethtel and Ruth Pryor; two uncles, Bruce Francis and Jack Francis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother; husband, Paul E. Harris; maternal grandparents, James and Erna Francis; great-grandson, Michael Bookman; three aunts; and two uncles.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Calvin Ferrell officiating. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery in Newport, Ohio. Calling hours will be from 2-9 p.m. today and noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader July 15, 1910

SUDDENLY CALLED AWAY WAS JOHN R. HARRIS

John R. Harris, a well known and highly respected citizen of this city passed from life to eternity in the twinkling of an eye on last Sunday evening about 8:00 o'clock.

He had been sitting on the back porch of his home on George street reading. His near neighbor, H. T. Watts, called and the two had been talking but a few minutes when Mr. Harris without warning fell forward and would have fallen from the chair but was saved by Mr. Watts catching him. Just as he straightened him up he gave one feeble gasp and life over.

Mr. Harris was born May 19, 1849 and died July 10, 1910 and was therefore 61 years, 1 month and 21 days old.

On May 1, 1872 Mr. Harris united in marriage with Miss Sarah A. Maston and together they have walked life's pathway until the husband was caught by the mighty hand of death.

Mr. and Mrs. Harris are the parent of eight children: six girls and two boys. They are Mrs. Mary J. Ford, of Canada; Mrs. Viola Porter, of Wheeling; Miss Cora Harris, of this city; Jacob Harris of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Minnie Wallace, of Roane county; Bessie Harris, who is dead; Burnard G., of Roane Co., and Miss Rina of this city.

Bessie was the first of the family to go away to the realms of the dead and she is now followed by her father.

Besides the seven children and the wife, there remains of the immediate relatives, one sister, Mrs. Fitzwater, of Calcutta, and two brothers, William, of Ritchie county and Frank, of this county.

Thirty years ago Mr. Harris professed faith in Christ and was baptized and joined the Methodist Episcopal church and I trust that he held the faith steadfast into the end.

The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the M. E. church South, conducted by Rev. C. A. Isner, pastor of the M. P. church, assisted by Rev. McNulty.

Mr. Harris was a member of the St. Mary Lodge, I. O. O. F. and Encampment, also of the Maccabees. The membership of each lodge was well represented and he was buried under the direction and with honors of the lodges.

Interment was made in the Oddfellow cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 2, 2008

M. Maxine Harris

Mary Maxine Harris, 78, of Newport, Ohio, passed away Aug. 1, 2008.

She was born Dec. 18, 1929, in Washington County, Ohio, to the late Charles Raymond and Hattie Marie Noland Rogers. Maxine was a 1948 graduate of Newport High School and a co-owner of the former Harris Supermarket in Newport. She enjoyed gardening, shopping and collecting teapots.

She is survived by two sons, Kermit L. Harris of Newport and Max Harris and his wife, Joyce, of Parkersburg; three granddaughters, Andrea Harris, a student at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, Cady Harris of Belpre and Maggie Tome of Marietta; one great-grandchild, Lucas Tome of Marietta; two sisters, Evelyn Young of Massillon, Ohio, and Linda Sweda of Elyria, Ohio; and her former husband of 39 years, Kermit G. Harris.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., with the Rev. Richard Heller officiating. Burial will be in the Hearn Cemetery, Washington County. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


PEARL CALVIN HARRIS

East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana County, OH
Friday, 04 Jan 1952, page 20

Well Driller Taken At 74 Funeral set Monday for Pearl C. Harris

Pearl Calvin Harris of the Wells Hollow Rd., Wellsville, died Thursday at 11 p.m. in City Hospital Following a two day illness. He was 74. An oil well driller, he was born in St. Mary’s, W.Va., and lived in the local community 20 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic and Odd Fellow lodges at St. Marys. He leaves a son, Harry L. Harris of Wellsville, seven daughters, Mrs. Elinor Cinci and Mrs. Katherine Merman of Wellsville and Mrs. Jessie McCune, Mrs. Elma Calhoun, Mrs Frankie Dreussl and Mrs. Elizabeth Holt all of East Liverpool, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Jones of Rosebush Mich., and Mrs. Lenora Jones of St. Marys and 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Rites will be held at 2 p.m. in the Martin Funeral Home by the Rev. William Mautz, former pastor of the Anderson Methodist Church of East Liverpool assisted by Rev. C. B. Applegate of the West Point Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park. Friends may call Saturday night and Sunday afternoon and night at the funeral home.

NOTE: Pearl Calvin Harris was born in Pleasants County, WV in Jun 1876 (1900 Census) and died in East Liverpool, Columbiana County, OH on 03 Jan 1952. He married Margaret “Maggie” Delong in Pleasants County, WV on 22 Jun 1904 by David Hawkins. She was a d/o Jonathon & Alice (Mathers) Delong. Pearl was a s/o Frank P. & Margaret Ellen (Dunn) Harris. Pearl and Maggie lived in the Grant District of Pleasants County until the mid to late 1920s per census records. They appear in East Liverpool, OH in the 1930 census. All of their children were born and at least partially raised in Pleasants County. Pearl's paternal grandparents were Thomas P. and Mary J. (Bailey) Harris.

(Jim Bailey)


Pleasants County Leader - April 16, 1920

MRS. C. C. HART

Mrs. C. C. Hart died at her home at Shultz on April 11th, in her 31st year. The funeral was held on the 14th at Cloverdale conducted by Re. Martin. Interment in the Cloverdale cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


CHRISTINE BILLS HART

Christine H. Bills Hart, 82, of St. Marys, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born December 24, 1928, to the late Daniel and Ruth Lucas Bills. She was a magistrate clerk for the Circuit Court of Pleasants County and was a 4-H extension agent for many years. Christine was an officer in the Ohio Valley Chapter of DAR, a member of the St. Marys Light Committee, Pike Church of Christ, and was a 4-H All Star. She loved the Mountaineers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Survivors include two daughters, Tonya Hart Miller (Pete), Marjory Hart Meeks (Denny); six grandchildren, Mindy Horner Davis (John), Frank “Bub” Horner III (Brenda), Tina Horner Jenkins, R.D. Cox (Teresa), Kenny Winland (Gretchen), Yolanda Meeks Govey (Tom); five great-grandchildren, Amanda and Andrea Davis, Anthony and Michael Winland, Gib Jenkins, Logan Winland, and Samantha Govey; and one sister, Mary Bills Hall. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Ross D. Hart; one brother, Richard Bills; and one sister, Bonnie Bills Chilenski.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Ingram Funeral Home with Jamie Mahaney officiating. Interment will follow in IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys, WV. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Pike Church of Christ, P.O. Box 360, Ellenboro, WV 26346.


Parkersburg News May 18, 2007

Donna L. Hart

Donna Lynn Hart, 51, of St. Marys, W.Va., died May 16, 2007.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

{Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Donna Lynn Hart, 51, of St. Marys, WV, died, May 16, 2007, at her residence. She was born, April 6, 1956, in Los Banos, CA, a daughter of the late John and Violet Henson Boydston. She had attended the First Baptist Church of St. Marys, WV, and was a member of the Cherokee Nation. She had worked at Walmart in Marietta, OH, and at the former Shop and Save in St. Marys, WV. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Hart, Sr., two children, Jon Anderson Hupp and his wife, Laura, Kristina Marie Hupp-Dalrymple and her husband, Carl all of Belmont, WV, a step-son, Bobby Dean Hart, Jr. of St. Marys, WV, a granddaughter, Bethany Hupp, four brothers, Jackie Boydston, Bill Boydston, Larry Boydston, and Randy Boydston all of Californica, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services will be held Saturday, May 19, 2007, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Interment will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery, Rt. 16, Pleasants County, WV. Friends may call from 5 to 8 P. M. Friday and from 9 to 11 A. M. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - October 20, 2003

Doris Adkins Hart

BELMONT - Doris Adkins Hart, 90, of Belmont, formerly of St. Marys, died Oct. 19, 2003 at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born Oct. 12, 1913 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late William F. "Billy" and Nellie Bookman Adkins.

She was a member of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church and a graduate of St. Marys High School. In her earlier years, she was a secretary for the city of St. Marys, the former Colin Anderson Center, the Pleasants County Clerk's office and last with her husband for Bailey Oil and Gas Company.She is survived by one son, Rick Hart and his wife, Lila of St. Marys; one sister, Evelyn Clovis of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Niles Hart and Stacy Moody, both of St. Marys and Jennifer Beightler and Melanie McDowell of Columbus, Ohio; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Hart; one son, Leonard Hart, Jr.; two sisters, Frances Garber and Alice Bumgardner; and three brothers, Lawrence Adkins, Joe Adkins and Maurice Adkins.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will be at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Grover Hart - Died 18 Nov 1944 at St Joseph's Hospital, Wood County, WV.

Grover C. Hart received injuries when hit by an automobile Thursday night on Rt. 16 near The Finch community, Ritchie Co. WV. He died Saturday morning of his injuries. Grover Cleveland Hart was 57 and lived at Cloverdale in Pleasants Co. WV. He died in 1944.

Mr. Hart was born April 5,1887 on McKim creek, the son of Franklin R. and Nancy M. Masters Hart, and was a member of the Church of Christ at Cloverdale. Surviving are his wife, Margaret E. Morton; six sons, Clarence A. of Washburn; Jake of Rt. 35; Perry, Burl, and Jennings all at home; and Clyde B. and Ralph both of the US Navy, three daughters, Opal Davis of Cornwallis; Edith McClure of Clay, Co. WV, and Ruby of the home and one step daughter Katie Eddy of Harrisville, Rt. 1; five sisters, Cyrene Morris of East Liverpool, Ohio; Atilla Ann Morris of Lisbon, Ohio;Ethel Bunner and Stacy Ellen Reaser both of St. Marys,WV and one brother Christopher C. Hart of St. Marys.

He also leaves 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held at The Cloverdale Church of Christ, E. G. Rockliff officating. Interment at Cloverdale Cemetery

(Shelba Hart McHenry Cox)


Pleasants County Leader - November 13, 1903

MARIA HART

Mrs. Maria L. Hart, died here at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. C. H. Johnson, Sunday evening about 5 o'clock, of heart disease, in her 68th year. She was the relic of Hon. Sam'l Hart of Beverly, Randolph county, who in his time, was one of the influential citizens of that commonwealth.

She had been in poor health for a long time, but her death was unexpected, and a severe shock to her immediate relatives as well as the entire city.

The remains were taken to Beverly on Monday for burial, where they will repose beside her life companion who had preceded her.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 8, 2007

Richard L. Hart

Richard Lee Hart, 58, of Waverly, W.Va., passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg after a short illness.

He was born April 25, 1949, in St. Marys, a son of Mary L. Adams Hart of Parkersburg and the late Dewey J. Hart. Richard lived in Parkersburg most of his life and retired from the West Virginia State Road Garage in 1993. In 1988, he was presented a safety award from the Department of Highways of West Virginia. Richard liked to fish and collect antique die-cast cars.

Richard is survived by his mother, Mary L. Adams Hart of Parkersburg; his wife, Robin D. Hart of Waverly; a daughter, Victoria L. Hart of Waverly; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Terry Bailes of Washington, W.Va., and Judy and Joseph Burk of Parkersburg; a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Wanda Hart of Belpre; nieces, Suzanne Grant, Stephanie Whitehair, Joyce Hart, Sonya Greene and Angie Ivy; nephews, Joseph Burk, Gregory Burk, Jack Hart Jr., Brian Hart, Eric Greene, Frankie Phillips, William Phillips and Joseph Wingrove; mother-in-law, Betty Wingrove; sister-in-law and husband, Ruth and Donald Phillips; sister-in-law, Cathy Gwattney; and adopted family, Lottie Martin and Tom Clegg. Special thanks to Tonya Owens, Sandy Steele, Penny Sharp and Dreama and David Fields.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, Dewey J. Hart, and his grandmother, Elsie M. Adams.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Waverly United Methodist Church in Waverly, with the Rev. John Frum officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Island Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 3, 2007

Martin L. Hart

Martin Luther Hart, 88, of Big Painter Road, St. Marys, died Friday, June 1, 2007, at Harrisville, W.Va.

He was born Nov. 5, 1918, at Schultz, Pleasants County, W.Va., the son of the late Christopher Columbus Hart and Virginia Adams Hart.

Mr. Hart had retired from American Cyanimid, Willow Island, W.Va., with 32 years of service then working for the Pleasants County Bank, St. Marys, for the next 10 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II in Germany and Japan. He was a member of the Pike Church of Christ.

Luther is survived by his wife of 61 years, Earlene Wince Hart; one daughter, Sharon Baker of Pennsboro; one son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Cathy Hart of Clarksburg, W.Va.; three sisters, Virginia Shultz of Painesville, Ohio, Audrey Hewitt of Newport, Ohio, and Shelba Cox of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Kim Melott, Miranda Elrod and Emily and Noah Hart; and two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Kameron Melott.

He is preceded in death by three brothers, Franklin, Loyd and Ross Hart; five sisters, Grace Nichols, Evelyn Nichols, Georgie Hart and a set of infant twins; and one son-in-law, Kester Baker.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Evangelist Cecil Dotson officiating. Burial to follow in the Pike Church of Christ Cemetery, Pike, W.Va. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 27, 2010

Mary L. Hart

Mary L. Hart, 89, of Parkersburg passed away May 25, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born Nov. 27, 1920, in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Elsie and Elzie Adams.

Mary was a loving mother and grandmother, enjoyed watching humming birds and squirrels out her living room window, working jumble puzzles, watching soap operas on TV and traveling to the mountains. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her, especially her loving sister, Freda Riser.

Mary is survived by her three children, Jack S. Hart, Shirley M. Bailes, and Judy Burk; sons-in-law, Terry Bailes and Joseph Burk; daughters-in-law, Robin Hart and Wanda Hart; grandchildren, Suzanne Grant, Stephanie Whitehair, Joseph and Peggy Burk Jr., Gregory and Misty Burk, Victoria Hart, Jack and Teresa Hart Jr., Joyce Pritt and Brian Hart; great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Kalin, Stevie, Steven II, Larry, Conner, Kileen, Aaron, Ryan, Jedadia, Danelle, Mark and Jimmy; two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Freda Riser and Sylvia Bennett.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey; her son, Richard Hart; her brother, Ernest Adams; and her sister, Ida Bailey.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, Parkersburg, with Pastor David Cumpston officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Island Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 5, 2007

Ross D. Hart

Ross Dale Hart, 81, of St. Marys, W.Va., died April 4, 2007, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 17, 1925, at Schultz, Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Christopher C. and Margie Oliver Hart. He was a member and treasurer for many years of the Pike Church of Christ. He was a 1944 graduate of St. Marys High School, a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II, serving with the Seabees in the South Pacific. He was retired from American Cyanamid after 30 years. He had been a carpenter in his earlier years. He was a charter member of the Pleasants County Emergency Squad, a member of the St. Marys Light Committee and a member of both the American Legion Post 79 and VFW Post 222. He worked many American Red Cross Bloodmobiles and had given 13 gallons of blood. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, mowing and he was a true West Virginia Mountaineer Fan.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Christine Bills Hart; two daughters, Tonya K. Miller and her husband, Pete, of St. Marys and Marjory Ann Meeks and her husband, Denny, of Newell, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Mindy Davis and her husband, John, of Pennsboro, Tina Jenkins and her husband, Keith, of Ellenboro, Bubby Horner and his wife, Brenda, of St. Marys, R. D. Cox and his wife, Teresa, of Ellenboro, Kenny Winland and his wife, Gretchen, of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Yolanda Govey and her husband, Tom, of Seattle, Wash.; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Shelba Cox and her husband, Tom, of St. Marys, Audra Hewitt of Newport, Ohio, and Virginia Shultz and her husband, Charles, of Painesville, Ohio; one brother, Luther Hart and his wife, Earlene, of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery with military graveside services. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 27, 2004

Vernetta Hart

ST. MARYS - Vernetta J. Hart, 83, of St. Marys departed this life on Feb. 25, 2004, at Parkersburg.

Mrs. Hart was born on Sept. 7, 1920, at Cornwallis in Ritchie County, to the late Luther and Mary Griffith Davis. She had been employed in the grandparent program at the former Colin Anderson Center at St. Marys and was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church at St. Marys.

Mrs. Hart is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Francis and Sharon Ambrose of New Matamoras, Ohio, Archie and Shirley Ambrose of Pennsboro; Richard and Jean Ambrose of Washington, W.Va., and George and Roxie Ambrose of Parkersburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Franklin Simonton of Hebron, Beulah and Dallas Flowers of St. Marys and Opal and Fred Riffle of Orlando, W.Va.; brother, Homer Davis of Harrisville; 12 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Emmett Ambrose; brothers, Emmett and Ralph Davis; and sisters, Eva Davis and Victoria Bunner.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Frank Simons officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lane Cemetery near Hebron in Pleasants County. Friends may call from 2:30-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 31, 2009

Bessie Radie Harter

Bessie Radie Harter, 90, of Belmont, W.Va., died Jan. 30, 2009, at the Sistersville Center, Sistersville, W.Va.

She was born July 21, 1918, in Tyler County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Thomas H. and Radie F. Forester Bunting. She loved crafts, sewing and quilting.

She is survived by one son, James R. Harter and his wife, Karen, of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Bonnie Criss and her husband, Bill, of St. Marys, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Darryl Harter and his wife, Dee, of Carrollton, Ohio, Christine Hicock and her husband, Brian, of Akron and Steve Criss and his wife, Jill, of West Union, W.Va.; 12 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris Anderson of Middlebourne, W.Va.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell O. Harter; one grandson, Larry Harter; one brother, Thomas H. Bunting Jr.; and two sisters, Rachel Billiter and Easter Farhatt.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Kelly Snyder officiating. Interment will be in the Kidwell Cemetery, Kidwell, Tyler County, W.Va. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 30, 2005

Robert M. Hartleben

Robert "Bob" Mack Hartleben, 79, of Waverly passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bob was born on Nov. 4, 1926, in Cleveland to Fred and Nellie Amos Hartleben. He was a devoted husband for 40 years to his wife, Julia Mae Massey Hartleben, who preceded him in death. He was a loving father and grandfather and a Protestant by faith. Bob was a World War II veteran and retired from American Cyanamid with more than 40 years of service and was a member of OCAW. Bob was a very talented woodworker and enjoyed numerous outdoor activities, especially hunting, fishing and camping.

He is survived by four daughters, Betty and her husband, Rusty Mick, of Parkersburg, Donna "Dee" and her husband, Jeff Taylor, of Belmont, Peggy and her husband, Cliff Means, of Charleston and Paula and her husband, John Pacheco, of Hampton, Va.; eight grandchildren, Brian Mick and his wife, Shawna, of St. Albans, W.Va., Jamie Jarrell and her husband, Russell, of Sissonville, W.Va., Jeffrey Taylor Jr. of Richmond, Va., Curtis Mick of Parkersburg, Cassandra Means of Charleston, Mary Beth Taylor and her fiance, Brandon Mattes, of Cincinnati, Robbie Pacheco and his wife, Sheena, of Hampton and Shane Pacheco of Hampton. He is also survived by three great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Heim of Ocean Springs, Miss.; and one brother, Hubert Hartleben of Stockport, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, an infant sibling and a grandchild.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Waverly United Methodist Church, with Joe Spivey officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, with military rites by Williamstown American Legion Post 159. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home and at the church one hour before the services.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 15, 2004

Norman Hartshorn

NEW MATAMORAS, Ohio - Norman Clayton (Bub) Hartshorn, 80, of Ohio 7, New Matamoras, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 13, 2004, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 25, 1923, to Clarence and Elizabeth Hanes Hartshorn. He graduated from Newport High School with the class of 1942; worked as a member of Pipefitter's Local 83, Wheeling; and was a construction supervisor for Bayer (Mobay) Chemical Co., from which he retired in 1983. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the South Pacific during World War II and a lifelong member of the Matamoras Church of Christ.

On Aug. 13, 1948, he married Betty J. Hutchison, who survives with two children, Douglas Hartshorn and his wife, Judie, of Newport, Ohio, and Theresa Gautschi and her husband, Dan, of New Matamoras; two grandsons, Danny Gautschi and his wife, Lynn, of Pittsburgh and Mark Hartshorn of Newport; three great-grandchildren, Ian, Mason and Regan Elizabeth of Pittsburgh; three brothers and one sister, Lloyd Hartshorn of Reno, Ohio, James Hartshorn of Columbia, S.C., Jack Hartshorn of Parkersburg and Bernice Hitchens of Youngstown, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Lucille Hartshorn, Mildred Stancliff and Hazel Flick; six brothers, Harold, George, Russell, Donald, Floyd and Richard.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Todd Bradford officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport. Calling hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Dorothy J. Hashman

Dorothy J. Hashman, 65, of Route 2, St. Marys, died Jan. 30, 2001, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Oct. 14, 1935, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late George and Florence Cunningham Hashman. She was a member of the Teamsters Union, had at one time been a truck driver for the Willow Island Power Plant, and was a caregiver.

She is survived by three sisters, Zelma Bowie of Newport, Ohio, Mable Cronin of Mingo Junction, Ohio, and Rosella Hopkins of Veto Lake, Ohio; one brother, George Hashman of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Jake Hashman.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Terry Holley officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Finch, Ritchie County, W.Va. Calling hours from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News - November 11, 2003

Mary Hashman

ST. MARYS - Mary Ann Hashman, 63, of Route 4, St. Marys, died Nov. 9, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born Nov. 2, 1940, in Brownsville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Hershel and Bessie Hensel Everson. She was a member of the Calcutta United Methodist Church.

She is survived by five sons, John William Hashman, Jack Lee Hashman and Joey Dean Hashman, all of St. Marys, Jerry Allen Hashman of Lancaster, Ohio, and Jason Scott Hashman of Belmont; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Loraine Hass of Caldwell, Ohio, and Jeanette Black of Wheeling; one brother, Johnny Everson of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jimmie Hashman; two daughters, Julia Ann and Jeanelle Crystal Hashman; two sisters, Lucille Roache and Carolyn Everson; and one brother, Tommy Everson.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Steve Gredon officiating. Burial will be in Calcutta Cemetery, Calcutta, Pleasants County, W.Va. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. today and from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 6, 2007

Alta G. Hatfield

Alta Gail Hatfield, 99, died May 29, 2007, at New Martinsville Health Care Center, where she was receiving care from Hospice Care Corporation. She was formerly of Mannington, New Martinsville and a former resident of Care Haven of Pleasants at Belmont, W.Va.

She was born Aug. 27, 1907, at Curtisville, W.Va., a daughter of the late James and Grace Clark Cunningham.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Hatfield (Feb. 27, 1995); three sisters, Glenda and Helen Cunningham and Frances DeBerry; a brother, Arliss Cunningham; a granddaughter, Deborah Efaw; a son-in-law, Eugene Snider; and one grandson, James Snider.

She is survived by four daughters, Pauline Snider of Oceana, W.Va., Sally (Neil) Efaw of Salem, W.Va., Laura Parrish of Westover, W.Va., and Kay (Don) Collins of New Martinsville; a son, Sidney (Regina) Hatfield of Clairton, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hatfield belong to the Curtisville Methodist Church. She liked to make quilts, crochet, needlepoint and other craft projects. She enjoyed going to craft shows. She traveled extensively with her husband.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Mannington, W.Va. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Bob Metz officiating. Burial will follow at the Mannington Memorial Park in Mannington.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Care Corporation, 201 Merchant St., Fairmont, WV 26554.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 30, 2005

Betty J. Haught

Betty Jane Haught of St. Marys died Dec. 28, 2005, at her residence.

She was born in Wood County, a daughter of the late John Wiley and Ethel Maple Haught. She was retired from Skuttle Manufacturing in Marietta.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews, many dear friends and her church family of many years at the Raven Rock United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ingram Funeral Home, with Pastor Mark Mayfield officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Wells Hill Road, Tyler County. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 3, 2008

Edward A. Haught

Edward A. Haught, 84, of Parkersburg, passed away Feb. 2, 2008, at his home.

Ed was born March 18, 1923, at Hebron in Pleasants County, the son of the late Edward A. and Esther Smith Haught.

He was a member of the Winding Road Church of Christ and had retired from Union Carbide Sistersville Plant with 28 years of service. Ed was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific.

He is survived by his wife, Mazie J. Villers Haught, and many Christian friends, neighbors and co-workers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Roger L. Haught.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Keith Malone officiating. Burial will follow at the North View Cemetery, New Martinsville. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Mona K. Haught

Mona Kay Haught, 57, of Carolina Beach, N.C., formerly of St. Marys, died early last week at her residence.

She was born Dec. 17, 1947, in St. Marys, a daughter of Rex M. and Alberta Rinehart Haught of St. Marys. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, St. Marys; a 1965 graduate of St. Marys High School; and a graduate of Marshall University, with a degree in special education. She worked in the health care field in Columbus, Ohio, and North Carolina.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Shirley Haught Garrison of Jacksonville, Fla., and a brother, Gregory Haught of Kansas City, Mo.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Calling hours will be 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Pantry, c/o First Baptist Church, 425 Barkwill St., St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 30, 2004

Sara North Haught

Sara North Haught, 61, of Williamstown, died June 29, 2005, at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born May 31, 1944, in St. Marys, a daughter of Forrest P. and Lorena E. Fetty North of Reno, Ohio. She grew up with her grandparents, Ira E. North and Ethel B. Wogan North; and her aunt, Loraine E. North. She was a 1962 graduate of St. Marys High School, was an autism mentor with the Wood County Board of Education. She was currently working at Hamilton Junior High School in Parkersburg.

She served her family and her school kids selflessly. She made sure that children whose parents were unable to give them a Christmas received exactly what they wanted, whether through gifts to every child in her classroom or anonymous donations through the school. She changed every life she touched. She made every child feel worthy and let them know that they could be or do anything. She was an amazing wife and mother. There was never a doubt about her unconditional love for her family. She was proud of her daughter in no matter what endeavor she undertook. Sara's greatest joy came in watching the people she loved.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Richard H. Haught; daughter, Allison (Lori) Haught; stepdaughters, Katherine Nunn, Karen Reeder and Sarah McAtee; sisters, Shirley Lones, Shelba Kern, Sonja VanWey, Sue Strimer and Selma Friesel; several aunts and uncles; along with 36 nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Alan Shortridge officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 20, 2006

Helen J. Haverstraw

Helen Jarrett Haverstraw, 102, of Bayfield, Colo., died Feb. 16, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center, Durango, Colo.

She was born Dec. 12, 1903, at Sherman, Jackson County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Emmett E. and Rosa Ann Weisenberger Jarrett. She was a graduate of Williamstown High School in 1923. She was a former resident of Sistersville, W.Va., and a resident of St. Marys, W.Va., for more than 60 years. She was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church and the Love Circle of the United Methodist Woman. She was a member of the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Jane Klein of Bayfield, Colo., with whom she has lived the past 13 years; one grandson, Lee Williamson of Bayfield; two great-grandchildren, Corey and Shelby Williamson of Bayfield; four nieces, Violet Carey of Dearborn, Mich., Martha C. Meyer of Parkland, Fla., Juanita Haverstraw of Parkersburg and Janice Maxom of Berkley Springs, W.Va.; two nephews, Warren Nesselroad of Millwood, W.Va., and Paul Nesselroad of Morgantown, W.Va.; and one great-nephew, Daniel Carey of Okemos, Mich.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore A. Haverstraw; her daughter, Sara Ann Haverstraw; her granddaughter, Cheryl Lynn Williamson; two brothers; and one sister.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 100, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Adrian S. Hawkins

Adrian S. Hawkins, 64, of St. Marys, passed away Feb. 20, 2002, at Carehaven of Pleasants of Belmont, WV, after an extended battle with lung disease.

He was boen Oct. 11, 1937, in Harrisville, a son of the late O. Paul and Vera Hardman Hawkins Sr. He was a 1955 graduate of Harrisville High School. He served four years in the United States Air Force.

He was employed for 22 years with the H-P Stores, Inc. as an assistant store manager in Harrisville, store manager in St. Marys, warehouse manager and contract salesman in Oakland, Md. He worked as manager of Mason Shoes in New Martinsville and part-time for Shouldis Department Store in St. Marys. He retired as a home repair contractor.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys, Harrisville Lodge 98 A.F. & A.M., former scoutmaster for Troop 29 of St. Marys and past member of St. Marys Lodge 1701 B.P.O.E.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Hawkins; one son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Jackie Hawkins of St. Marys; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and David Conaway of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Kelly Hawkins of Jacksonville, NC and Katee, Kacie, Jason and Kari Conaway, all of St. Marys; one brother, O. Paul Hawkins Jr. of Parkersburg; three sisters, Evelyn Bombay of Leesburg, FL, Velma Overbey of Charlotte, NC and Hazel Robinson of Glendale, AZ; six nieces; 11 nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one infant sister, Elsie Mae Hawkins.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys. Pastor John Strimer will officiate. Burial will be in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery with masonic graveside services. Calling hours are from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


St. Marys Oracle January 23, 1958

DAVID RUFUS HAWKINS

David Rufus Hawkins, 80, died unexpectedly at his home on Rt. 2, near Eureka, Jan. 17. He was a retired gas field worker, having previously been employed in Kansas. He was born Dec. 21, 1977, in Pleasants county, a son of the late David and Martha Dunn Hawkins.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Ferguson Hawkins; one daughter, Mrs. O. C. Lobert of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one son, Joseph Hawkins of Parkersburg, two grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p. m. Jan. 19 in St. Marys Trinty Methodist Church of which he was a member, with the pastor, Rev. William Wise officiating. Interment was made in the Willow Island cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - January 30, 1920

Fell Dead

WILLIAM HAWKINS an aged and highly respected citizen of Grant district dropped dead in front of the Waverly mill on last Saturday morning at about 9:30. He had driven his team up, and left it standing while he stepped into the mill. On looking back his team had started to down the road. He ran out to pursue them when he fell as above described expiring almost instantly. He was 61 years of age. He is survived by his wife and five children, four daughters and one son. The daughters are: Misses Maggie, Rebecca and Alice, at home; and Mrs. Ellen Francis, of Waverly. The son is George, awell known young man of this community, also at home. The funeral was held on Monday of this week. Interment in the Campbell graveyard.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 13, 1983

Geraldine E. Hayes

Sistersville-Geraldine Ellen Hayes, 60, of 102 Wiley Ave., Sistersville, died Tuesday evening in Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville.

Born in Tyler County, she was the daughter of Mrs. Gene Hissam Riggs of Sisterville and the late Neil Riggs. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and Elks Auxiliary of Sistersville, and the American Legion Auxiliary of Paden City.

Also surviving are her husband Robert Hayes; a brother, Terrell Riggs of Paden City; and a sister Pauline Ward of Jeanette, Pa.

Services will be at the convenience of the family and burial will be in Friendly Cemetery.

The Eckel Funeral Home in Sistersville is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 19, 2004

Sondra K. Hayhurst

Sondra K. Hayhurst, 58, of Pennsboro, Hurshers Run Community, departed this life on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at the residence of a nephew, Mike Hayhurst of Hurshers Run.

Sondra was born Dec. 23, 1945, on Hurshers Run, to the late Warren and Thelma Satterfield Hayhurst. She was a graduate of the former Pennsboro High School with the class of 1964, where she was a cheerleader for three years. She was a beautician for 38 years and owned and operated the Penn Beauty Shop of Pennsboro. Sondra is a past president of the Pennsboro High School Alumni Association and for many years, was proud to help that association in unofficial capacities. She was a founding member of the Country Roads Festival and was a driver and aid for the Ritchie County Emergency Squad, Pennsboro Division. She volunteered her time as a member of both the North Bend Rails to Trails Board and the Ritchie County Economic Development Authority and was very interested in the organization, Save The Depot. Sondra was a member of the Hurshers Run United Methodist Church.

She is survived by brothers, Delno Hayhurst of Parkersburg and Ronald Hayhurst of St. Marys, Finch Community; sister, Shirley Tingler of Belmont; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Martin L. Corbin officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Ellenboro. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are preferred in the name of Sondra Hayhurst to the Ritchie County Historical Society, 310 W. Myles Ave., Pennsboro, WV 26415.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - December 24, 2003

Golda Haymaker

PARKERSBURG - Golda G. Haymaker, 84, of Parkersburg went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec. 22, 2003, at Carehaven in Pleasant County.

She was born March 10, 1919, in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Mint F. Keener Rose. She was a retired cook for the Stouts Drug Store, having 26 years of service.

Golda is survived by three daughters, Phyllis and her husband, Howard Keffer, of Parkersburg, Tris Ferrebee of Parkersburg and Nancy and her husband, Gary Sturdevant, of Little Hocking; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cline Joseph Haymaker; six sisters; and three brothers. Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south Parkersburg, with Pastor Gene Hutton officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from noon-3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 12, 2004

Glenn L. Haynes

Glenn L. Haynes, 81, of Parkersburg died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Lane A. and Gladys C. Bane Haynes. He was a 1942 graduate of Parkersburg High School, received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his M.A. from Vanderbilt University. He worked for the State of West Virginia for about 40 years, the last 25 of which he spent working for the Division of Rehabilitation Services at Colin Anderson Center.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served as a Naval Gunner on merchant ships. He was an avid bird watcher, a member of the local chess club, member of the Wood County Historical Society, an Eagle Scout and worked with a local Scout Group.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Gene A. and Joyce C. Haynes of Parkersburg; sister, Rosalie V. Owens of Columbus, Ohio; sister-in-law, Margaret Haynes of San Antonio, Texas; nieces and nephews, Leslie DuBeau, Stacey Haynes Archer, Karen Benjamin, Carol Owens, Tina Ruff, Eugene Haynes and Patrick Arnold; and great-nieces and nephews, Darren, Erick, Andy, Steve, Stacie, Forrest, Claire, Tyler, Kate, Henry and August.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy L. Haynes.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Mark Smith officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery South. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 16, 2007

Sheldon E. Hays

Sheldon E. Hays, 68, of St. Marys died April 14, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 26, 1938, in Marietta, a son of the late Raymond and Dorothy Francis Hays. He was a member of the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ and had served as an elder for many years. During his early childhood, he lived in Newport and Marietta. He was a 1956 graduate of St. Marys High School, he had worked for the former Shell Chemical for 35 years and operated Hays Auto Repair. The last several years he had preached at various small congregation churches and prison ministry. His hobbies included working on cars, raising his grandkids and working on his antique car.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia Wilson Hays; two sons, Matt Hays of Waverly and Mark Hays of St. Marys; four grandsons, Zachary Kelley of Columbus, Ohio, and Luke Hays, John Hays and Stephen Hays, all of St. Marys; a sister, Penny Poling of Pickerington, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Sally Hays Hendrickson and Frances Hays Hashman.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ, St. Marys, with the Evangelists Dan Kessinger and Earl Stevens officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 04, 2003

Carolyn Hearn

NEWPORT, Ohio - Carolyn Louise Marks Hearn, 55, of Newport died Nov. 3, 2003, at her residence. She was born Feb. 15, 1948, at Bull Run, W.Va., a daughter of Mary Louise Henderson Marks of Marietta and the late Paul A. Marks Sr. She was a 1966 graduate of St. Marys High School and was home manager for RHDD Inc. in Marietta. She taught ballroom dancing with her husband for 22 years and was a member of the Charlie's Angels Round Dance Club in Marietta. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 38 years, Charles D. Hearn; children, Charles David Hearn and his wife, Tammy, of Newport, Ohio, Mindy Justice and her husband, Tom, of Cumberland, Ohio, and Deanna Hearn and her friend, David Reed, of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Alex and Abby Hearn and Joshua and Jordan Justice; step grandchildren, Jeremy and Ashlie Justice; two brothers, Paul A. Marks Jr. and his wife, Ginger, of Schultz, W.Va., and Michael Marks of Parkersburg; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Jake Fickiesen of Newport, Ohio; one niece; and five nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Ivan Smitley officiating. Burial will be in the Hearn Cemetery, County Road Nine, Washington County, Ohio. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m.-1p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times June 1, 2007

Glenda Marie Hearn

NEWPORT, Ohio — Glenda Marie Hesson Hearn, 67, of Peggs Fork Road, Newport, passed away at 1:40 a.m. on Thursday (May 31, 2007) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 18, 1939, in Independence Township, Washington County, Ohio, to Glen Hesson and Dorothy Marie Thomas Hesson. She was a member of the Deucher Baptist Church. Glenda had attended Newport High School and was a homemaker for the past 50 years.

She was preceded in death on Jan. 28, 1990, by her husband, Arthur William Hearn, whom she married on Nov. 26, 1958.

Surviving are two sons, Arthur James (Cindy) Hearn of Bartlett and Jeffery William (Jessica) Hearn of Sistersville, W.Va.; four daughters, Elaine (Gary) Carpenter of Newport, Shelda (Bill) Hogue of Reno, Kay (Joseph) Friend of Ravenna, Ohio, and Cheryl (Thomas) Becker of Newport. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Maggie Dawn, Danialle Kay, Rebecca Ann and Tyler Dean, all of Bartlett, Jennifer Lynn, Amy Michelle and Ryan Michael of Reno, Kate-Lynn Marie and Dennis William of Ravenna, Ashley Nichole and Mary Katherine of Newport, and a grandson due in August 2007. In addition to her mother, Dorothy Hesson of St. Marys, W.Va., she is survived by brother, Jim Hesson of St. Marys; and sister, Martha (Tom) Whaley of Belmont, W.Va.; sister, Kathryn McCoullough of Charleston, W.Va.; and sister-in-law, Mrs. Roger (Nina Jean) Farnsworth of Newport.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday (June 4) at Newport Baptist Church, Newport, Ohio, with the Rev. Ivan Smitley officiating. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery. Friends may call at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home after 2 p.m. today and until Sunday evening. Family will be present from 2 until 4 and from 6 until 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 21, 2008

Carolyn D. Heasley

Carolyn D. Heasley, 56, of St. Marys, W.Va., died June 19, 2008, at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born June 13, 1952, in Parkersburg, a daughter of Charles F. Bunner of St. Marys, W.Va. and the late Dolly Eleanor Shultz Bunner. She was a member of the Pike Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the Glendale Woman’s Club and her hobbies included gardening and being with her family.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her children, Sebrina Heasley of Belmont, W.Va., Rachel Heasley of Coxs Mills, W.Va., and Zach Heasley of St. Marys, W.Va.; three grandchildren, David Skinner, Sierra Skinner and Brayden Heasley; five brothers, Gary Bunner, Jim Bunner, Ron Bunner, Steve Bunner and David Bunner, all of St. Marys; one sister, Linda Templeton of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Interment will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery, Rt. 16 in Pleasants County, W.Va. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 26, 2007

Edna M. Hendrickson

Edna Merline Hendrickson, 80, of Parkersburg, formerly of St. Marys, W.Va., died Nov. 25, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born March 29, 1927, in Ellenboro, W.Va., a daughter of the late Franklin Richard and Roxie Marie Spiker Ball. She was a 1946 graduate of Pennsboro High School, was a United Methodist, and she enjoyed crafts, sewing and her grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Jean Sigler and her husband, Bill, and Penny Barnhart and her husband, Larry, all of Belmont; four grandchildren, Amanda Fickiesen and her husband, Bryan, of Newport, Ohio, Mike Lamp of St. Marys, Melissa Uppole and her husband, Todd, of Williamstown, and Traci Horton and her husband, Jeff, of Fairmont, W.Va.; seven great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Oleta Ellis and Jessie Nardella, both of Akron, Ohio; a special cousin, June Davis of Tunnelton, W.Va.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hendrickson; a son, Ronald D. Hendrickson; a brother, John Ball; and two sisters, Dorothy Joy and Norma Swiger.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Eddie Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 7, 2006

Jacqueline E. Herbert

Jacqueline Elaine Parsons Herbert, 59, of Belmont, W.Va., died June 7, 2006.

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

(As Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Jacqueline Elaine Parsons Herbert, 59, of Belmont, WV, died June 7, 2006 at her residence. She was born, April 13, 1947, in Wood Co., WV, a daughter of the late Jack Edward and Dorothy Josephine Heiner Hess. She was a 1965 graduate of St. Marys High School and she was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Belmont. She is survived by her children, Glenn Franklin Parsons, Jr., and his wife Theresia, of Belmont, Paul Porter Parsons, Sr., and his wife Christina, of St. Marys, WV, Susan Marie Hughes of Belmont, Carol Jean Eddy of Woodsfield, OH, Matthew Scott Parsons of St. Marys, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, Errol Hess of North Carolina, and one sister, Joyce Ann Jarvis of St. Marys. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Franklin Parsons, Sr., and grandchild, Leslie Ann Parsons. Services will be held Friday, June 9, 2006, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with the Pastor Jim Massey officiating. Burial will be in the Lamp Family Cemetery in Pleasants Co., WV. Calling Hours will be from 4 to 9 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - August 26, 1927

LUCINDA HECKATHORN

Mrs. Lucinda Heckathorn, wife of Elmer Heckathorn, died August 20th, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Gus Baker, on Greens Run, aged 38 years, 5 months, and 6 days. The funeral was held Monday conducted by Rev. Cook. Interment in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs Sylvester Felter, one sister, Mrs. Baker and two brothers, Nelson and Martin Felter.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle January 16, 1936

WILLIAM HECKATHORNE

William Heckathorne, aged 73, who had been residing with William Robinson Near Dunn Chapel, died suddenly from heart attack on Saturday afternoon, January 11, while climbing the hill to the mail box.

Brief services were held at the Ruttncutter Funeral Home on Monday and the body was taken for interment in the family burying ground near New Matamoras. He had no relatives in the county.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - August 12, 1902

A DEPLORABLE TRAGEDY
LITTLE BOY BURNED TO DEATH

M. L. Heddleston's dwelling house at Salama, in the lower end of the county, was destroyed by fire last Saturday morning. Their nine year old son, George was so badly burned he died soon after being rescued from the burning structure.

No member of the family escaped uninjured, and the providential discovery of the fire by a belated passerby, alone saved the whole family from sharing the fate of little George.

The family with the one exception, escaped with their lives only, all household goods and clothing were destroyed. The house in question was a roomy two-story frame, and burned fiercely.

The family were asleep and unconscious of their peril. Brady Sheets was returning from Belmont where he had been attending band practice, and discovered the fire. It was then burning fiercely. As quickly as possible he hastened to the house and aroused the family. By the time the family was aroused the house was so completely enveloped in flame that it was with great effort the occupants effected their escape.

The two daughters and son, Will, escaped by crawling through stifling smoke and suffocating heat to a rear window on the second floor, and leaping to liberty.

Mr. and Mrs. Heddleston occupied rooms on the first floor and as soon as it was discovered George was missing, Will, wrapping himself in a quilt, started in search of the missing child. He was able to make his way to the room occupied by him, but he was not in his accustomed place. The heat and smoke drove Will from the building, and just as he was emerging from the house, screams from George were heard from an adjacent room. Phil Reese, who had arrived by this time, hastily threw up a ladder to the window of the room from whence the cries were emanating. Throwing the window up he found George and carried him to safety, but he was terribly burned internally and externally and only survived about two hours.

Mr. Heddleston was quite a poor man, being a tenant on the Grant Ingram farm. The neighbors are donating generously, and sympathy and material assistance for immediate need are not wanting.

The funeral of George occurred Sunday afternoon, and he was laid to rest in the Willow Island cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 17, 2005

Merrill G. Hedrick

Merrill G. "Gil" Hedrick, 73, of Cairo passed away May 16, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born April 4, 1932, at Hendricks, W.Va., a son of the late Merrill G. and Pearl J. Waggy Hedrick. Gil attended Parsons High School, was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Marines and was retired from E.I. DuPont as a supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Sams Hedrick; one son, Merrill G. Hedrick and his wife, Ronda, of Cairo; four grandchildren, Missy Crum and her husband, Dan, Sabrina Lowe and her husband, Luke, Matt Gilmore and Thomas Andrew Hedrick; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Wilbert "Alan" Hedrick and his wife, Linda, of St. Marys; three sisters, Faye Elliott and her husband, Harold, of Centralia, Mo., Susan Asbury and her husband, Bob, and Helen Schlarb and her husband, Dave, all of Vienna.Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with the Rev. Mike Goff officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Mineral Wells. Visitation will be 11 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 1, 2006

Harry B. Heflin

Dr. Harry B. Heflin, 92, of Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown, W.Va., departed this life on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006.

He was a role model for a number of educators in West Virginia and throughout the country. He was a scholar and a gentleman. He always put others before himself, always giving other folk credit. He was always ready to salute many others who had given help along the way. There was a special interest in helping young students.

He was born in Pennsboro, W.Va., on Oct. 1, 1913, the son of the late Alpha L. and Mabel Lewis Heflin. He married Dora Morgan in 1934. Dr. Heflin was an honor student in high school and attended Glenville State College where he graduated with honors in 1937. He was awarded a scholarship to George Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn., where the masters degree was awarded in 1938. During the summer of 1939, work was taken at the doctoral level at Ohio State University. A fellowship was awarded at the University of Pittsburgh in 1940 and a Ph.D. was conferred in 1942. Concord College conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws in 1965 and West Virginia University a Doctor of Laws degree in 1978.

Dr. Heflin taught in the public schools of West Virginia from 1934 to 1937. In June of 1938 he joined the faculty of Appalachian State College, Boone, N.C., where he remained until 1943. At the time of departure, he held the rank of professor and the administrative post of dean of instruction. During the summer of 1942, he taught graduate courses for the University of North Carolina.

During the period 1943-1946, Dr. Heflin served on the Admirals Staff of the U.S. Naval Air Training Command, U.S.N.R., leaving the service as a lieutenant. In 1946 he accepted a position as professor of education and director of the Bureau of Educational Service at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. He became dean of Teachers College in 1947.

Dr. Heflin served as president of Glenville State College from 1947 until 1964 when he accepted the position of vice president for Finance and Administration at West Virginia University. He served as acting president twice before retiring in 1974 to serve briefly as vice chancellor of the West Virginia Board of Regents.

Dr. Heflin was appointed the 18th President of West Virginia University in 1981 and was later named president emeritus.

West Virginia University inducted him into the Order of Vandalia, the highest honor given by the University, and in 1982 recognized him as the most loyal West Virginian.

Dr. Heflin served on numerous boards and belonged to many organizations. He was a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge, the Rotary Club, Morgantown’s XX Club, state and national educational organizations and the United Methodist Church. He had served on boards of the Chamber of Commerce, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, The West Virginia University Foundation, the Monongalia General Hospital, the Ethics committee of the West Virginia State Bar and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s studies committee as chairman for a term. With a group of college and University presidents he was asked to spend six weeks in Germany to study their educational system. He had served as president of the organization of State College and University Presidents.

He authored a chapter in the book ‘‘Mountain Heritage’’ and had articles published in educational journals. Dr. Heflin finally retired in 1981 after 47 years of educational service. He served for 20 years on the Board of the First National Bank of Morgantown and on The Suncrest Board until it merged with the First National Bank. He was a member of the Huntington National Bank Board until age caused his retirement.

Governor Jay Rockefeller named him a Distinguished West Virginian and Glenville State College named him the most Distinguished Pioneer. The College also named its administration building the Harry B. Heflin Administration Building.

Dr. Heflin is survived by his wife, Dora Morgan Heflin; and one son, Dr. B. Morgan Heflin, a retired orthodontist in Columbus, Ohio. He has two grandsons, Dr. Michael B. Heflin and wife, Lisa, and Dr. Gregory S. Heflin and wife, Gina. He has five great-grandchildren, Alex, Judy, Marisa, Harrison and Malaya, all living in Los Angeles.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Brooks and a sister, Gertrude Jackson.

Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown. The body will be moved and lie in state from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church, 503 High St., Morgantown, with Dr. Ken A. Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. Wednesday the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - December 14, 1967

Mrs. Ethel Heilman

Mrs. Ethel Ann Heilman, 78, of St. Marys, died Friday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Odgin Rd. last week. Born in Pleasants county, a daughter of the late Amos and Anna Mason Smith, she was a member of the St. Marys Methodist Church and was a veteran of World War I, having been in the Army Nurse Corps.

She was a member of the St. Marys Chapter 131 O. E. S. where she was a past matron and was serving as chaplain at the time of her death.

Survivors include one son, James E. Heilman, Jr., of St. Marys, and four sisters, Mrs.Ida Geer of Parkersburg, Mrs Della Haines of Newark, O., Mrs. Mary Ellis of Bartlettsville, Okla., and Mrs. Pearl Howard of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Heilman, and Three brothers.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home, with the Rev. George W. McCune officiating. Burial was in St. Marys IOOF cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle September 19, 1964

J. Ed Heilman

J. Ed Heilman, 76, of St. Marys, died Friday, Nov. 13, at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born June 25, 1888. at Katting, Pa., a son of Jordan and Sadie Heilman.

A retired contractor and bricklayer,he also served as sheriff of Pleasants County from 1937 to 1941. He was a WW I veteran, a member of the VFW and AF and AM 41 in St. Marys.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ethel Smith Heilman; one son. James E. Heilman of St. Marys and by one brother and two sisters. There are several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday from the Ruttencutter funeral home with the Rev. A. T. Stewart officiating.

Masonic rites were conducted at the graveside and burial made in the IOOF cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 25, 2005

Warren G. Heintzman

Warren G. Heintzman, 84, of Sistersville, W.Va., died Oct. 23, 2005, at home.

He was born Aug. 29, 1921, in Sistersville, a son of the late Arch E. and Ethel Woodburn Heintzman. He retired from Quaker State Refinery Corp. as a quality control supervisor. He was a World War II Army veteran, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sistersville, a member of the Mid Ohio Valley Emmaus Christian Community and a former member of the Tyler County Board of Education for 12 years. Warren loved to farm, fish and golf.

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Ice Heintzman; sons, Thomas E. (Patricia) Heintzman of Reading, Pa., and Joseph Warren (Nila) Heintzman of Sistersville; daughters, Ann (David) Laing of Marietta and Alisa (Frank) DeStefano of Indiana, Pa.; brother, Arch Heintzman Jr. of Middlebourne, W.Va.; sister, Opal Northrop of St. Marys; grandchildren, Jonathan Heintzman, Jessica Schwendeman, Melissa Koon, Curtis Heintzman, Jayme Heintzman, Cole Heintzman, Vince DeStefano, Kyle DeStefano and Nathan Heintzman; and great-granddaughter, Georgia Heintzman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Gerald Heintzman.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with the Rev. Colleen Griffith officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Journey Hospice, 314 S. Wells St., Sistersville, WV 26175, American Heart Association, 162 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 24, 2004

Patricia L. Heldreth

Patricia L. Heldreth, 75, of St. Marys died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born Feb. 17, 1929, in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Bearl Bowser and Mary Wagner Farren. She was a 1946 graduate of St. Marys High School and attended Marshall University. She received a BA degree in elementary education in 1950 from West Liberty College. She taught for 38 years in Washington County Schools before retiring from Marietta City Schools in 1988. She was a lifetime member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church, where she served for many years as a circle leader and communion steward. Her service to others in her community was focused on visiting and helping elderly friends and sharing food she had prepared. She was a member of the St. Marys Woman's Club and the St. Marys Chapter 31 Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Merle L. "Jake" Heldreth; one daughter, Deborah Kay Hartleroad and her husband, Harold, of Newport, Ohio; one son, Mark Douglas Smith and his wife, Kyra, of Parkersburg; stepdaughters, Debbie Ruhl and her husband, Rick, of Louisville, Ky., and Tammy Droddy and her husband, Hamid Tabatabaei, of Fairfax, Va.; a stepson, Denny Heldreth of St. Marys; one sister, Helen Farren Fleming of Gibsonia, Pa.; two grandchildren, Kellyn Smith and Kyle Smith, both of Parkersburg; two step granddaughters, Whitney Broyles and Caitlin Broyles, both of Louisville, Ky.; three nieces, Judy Truscott, Kay Buck and Barbara Anderson; and three nephews, Robert Fleming, Edwin Fleming and Richard Fleming.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Oran B. Farren; and a sister, Beatrice Farren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be 5-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - July 20, 1906

Aged Lady Dead

Mrs. Isaac Hendershot an aged lady, died at her home in Billsville, this afternoon.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 26, 2006

Gary L. Henderson

Gary Lee Henderson, 63, of Pike, W.Va., passed away Feb. 22, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital after an extended battle with cancer.

Gary was the son of the late Stanley and Ercaline Henderson of Sistersville, W.Va.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 20 years, Joyce Ann (Bowie) Henderson; a sister, Barbara Taberner of Sistersville; and two daughters, Jennifer Hayes of New Martinsville, W.Va., and KayLynn Henderson of Vienna.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Kate Dunn.

Gary was an educator by profession and by heart. Gary graduated from Sistersville High School in 1961, where he was a quarterback. In 1972, Gary received the recreation and water safety degree from Salem College. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He received his B.A. in education from Glenville State College in 1970; his M.A. in education, administration and supervision degree from Bowling Green University, Ohio, in 1976; and philosophic system and education degree from Bowling Green University in 1976-1977. He completed an advanced program development in 1987-1988 at Bowling Green University. In 1988, he received a severely handicapped programming degree from Bowling Green University. In 1989-1990, he received a certificate from Marshall University’s Principal’s Academy.

Gary was a special education teacher at Colin Anderson Center, St. Marys, W.Va. He taught at Lima State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Lima, Ohio. He was a principal at The Salem Industrial Home for Youth, South Parkersburg Juvenile Detention Center, Arnoldsburg Elementary School, Cairo Elementary School and a principal and coach at Kopperston Middle School in southern West Virginia. He taught at Hamilton Junior High School in Parkersburg until his retirement. At that time, he worked as a substitute teacher in Wood and Pleasants counties.

Gary was an avid golfer and received his golf teacher’s certificate at Harvey Penick School in Texas. He used his skills not only to teach area youth about golf, but he taught them practical lessons about life in general.

Gary’s body was a gift to the WVU School of Medicine in Morgantown, W.Va., per his request.

A memorial service will be 1 p.m. on March 4, 2006, at The St. Marys Golf Course Club building located on North Pleasants Highway in St. Marys.

Memorial donations may be sent to The Pleasants County Relay for Life, c/o Karon Malone, Pleasants County Sheriff’s Department, 305 Barkwill St., St. Marys, WV 26170, for the continued research of the cure for cancer.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 24, 2007

Willard B. Hendershot

Willard B. Hendershot, 78, of Normantown, W.Va., departed this life at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2007, at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an extended illness.

Born Sept. 27, 1928, in Pleasants County, a son of the late Burt and Nettie Baker Hendershot. Mr. Hendershot retired after 32 years from Dudley’s Florist in Parkersburg, where he was a greenhouse regulator and boiler operator. After retirement, he and his family moved back to Normantown, Gilmer County, where he had his own greenhouse on his farm and was a full-time farmer. His love of fishing was only surpassed by his faith and family. He was a member of the Upper Steer Run Baptist Church at Normantown.

On Oct. 11, 1975, he was united in marriage to Janice Sprouse Hendershot, who survives at their Normantown home. Also surviving are two daughters, Martha Tatman and husband, Jim, of Glenville and Della Stump and husband, Jamie, of Sandston, Va.; two sons, Nathan Hendershot of Normantown and Daren Hendershot and wife, Amanda, of Gassaway; five grandchildren, Derek, Jenica, Trent, Garrett and Aiden Stump, all of Sandston, Va.; one stepgrandson, Chris Tatman and wife, Tammy, of Glenville; two nephews, Mark and Steve Hendershot; three nieces, Lisa Hendershot, Judy Peterson and Nina Yoho; two great-nieces; one great-nephew; and one sister-in-law, Anna Hendershot.

Willard was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Chantell Tatman; and one brother, George Hendershot.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Upper Steer Run Baptist Church, Normantown, with the Rev. Mike Richardson and Elder Roger Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the Turner Cemetery at Lockney. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Willard B. Hendershot with arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 28, 2005

Pearle E. Hendricks

Pearle Elizabeth Hendricks, 89, of Newport, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, after an extended illness at the Marietta Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born Feb. 16, 1915, in Elmo, Kan., a daughter of Dr. William A. Klingberg and Viola Garver Klingbert. She married Ralph E. Hendricks in 1941 and lived in Newport, where Ralph owned the Newport Lumber Co. and Swan Lumber in Marietta. Ralph died in 1981. Pearle graduated from Hope High School in Hope, Kan. She entered the University of Kansas in nursing, later graduating from the Kahler School of Nursing associated with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She was a member of the Newport United Methodist Church, and a 52 year member of the Eastern Star in New Matamoras. She enjoyed sports of all kinds and was very active in her community. She also enjoyed the rook club in Newport.

Surviving are her three children, John Hendricks and his wife, Charlotte, of Marietta, Richard Hendricks and his wife, Peggy, of Belmont and JoAnn Coates and her husband, Stan, of Canton, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Susan Adams, Jamie Snow, Brian and Jason Guthrie, Scott and Todd Hendricks and Joshua and Bobby Coates; one great-grandson, Oliver Hendricks; one brother, Frank Klingbert of Carbondale, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pearle was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Connie Snow; a brother; and a sister.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Newport United Methodist Church, Newport, with the Rev. Steven M. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport. Calling hours will be 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys and from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Eastern memorial service will be 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader October 21, 2006

Chester L. Hendrickson

Chester Lee Hendrickson, 85, of Marietta died at his home at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.

He was born June 10, 1921, in Washington County, the son of the late Thomas H. and Mary Jane Duff Hendrickson. He had served in the U.S. Army in Germany in World War II as a sergeant. He enjoyed working in his garden and also enjoyed making and playing stringed instruments. He had attended the Apostolic Light House Church on Route 26.

On Feb. 21, 1947, he married Eleanor Lorraine Worstell, who survives with three sons and two daughters, Thurman Hendrickson of the home in Marietta, Roger Hendrickson and his wife, Gae, of Little Hocking, David A. Hendrickson and his wife, Sherri, of Newport, Deborah Hendrickson of the home and Cathy Boice and her husband, Robert, of Reno; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nephews and nieces.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Hendrickson; two sisters, Sylvia Long and Hazel Hart; one son, Kenneth, who died at birth; and two great-grandchildren, Brittany Hendrickson and Karen Hague.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at the McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta, with Pastor Melvin Adams officiating. Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Park with full military rites.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 26, 2007

Delphia E. Hendrickson

Delphia Esther Dennis Hendrickson, 88, formerly of Vienna, passed away at her residence in Parkersburg on April 25, 2007.

She was born July 13, 1918, in Shultz, W.Va., a daughter of the late Pearl LeRoy Dennis and Bertha V. Pickens Dennis. She was Christian by faith and a homemaker.

She is survived by three sisters, Della Dennis of Salem, W.Va., Opal Kiggins of Medina, Ohio, and Ruth Lamm and husband, Myles, of Pike, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60+ years, William Frederick Hendrickson; brother, Leon Dennis; and stepmother, Mary Dennis.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Evergreen North Cemetery with Rick Eaton officiating. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 30, 2004

Georgia F. Hendrickson

Georgia F. Hendrickson, 81, of Limestone Road, St. Marys died Sept. 29, 2004, at her residence.

She was born May 2, 1923, in Pleasants County, a daughter of Myrtle Alice DeLong and Harvey Masten. She worked as a seamstress for 34 years, including working at the former United Manufacturing in Harrisville, W.Va. She loved woodworking and painting cutouts, bluegrass music and Christmas.

She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Ronald B. Hendrickson; two sons, Clyde F. Moore of Dade City, Fla., and Johnny Moore and his wife, Carolyn, of Gastonia, N.C.; two daughters, Donna Houser and her husband, William, of St. Marys and Shirley Malone of St. Marys and friend, Guy Lowther; 10 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren; seven surviving half brothers and sisters, Eileen Steel of St. Marys, Ora Marshall of Coolville, Ola Pinkerton of Parkersburg, Zora Straight of St. Marys, Carl "Buddy" Masten of St. Marys, Clyde "Odey" Masten of St. Marys and Leulla Smith of Newport, Ohio; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Chester Delong, one granddaughter and five half brothers and sisters.

The family would like to thank her caregivers, Housecall Hospice and Martha Malone.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to either the American Cancer Society, c/o Debbie Thompson, PO Box 246, Belmont, WV 26134, or Housecalls Hospice, 1601 Garfield Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 30, 2009

Ronald B. Hendrickson

Ronald B. Hendrickson, 77, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at his residence.

He was born April 28, 1932, in Wood County, a son of the late Kenneth and Flo Johnson Hendrickson.

Ronald served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired from Union Carbide Sistersville Plant.

He is survived by his family, daughters Donna Houser (William) and Shirley Malone, all of St. Marys; sons, Johnny Moore (Carolyn) of Gastonia, N.C., and Clyde Moore of St. Augustine, Fla.; one brother, Jack Henderson of Fairbanks, Alaska; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Georgia DeLong Hendrickson; and two brothers, Charles and Gary Hendrickson.

In keeping with Ronald's wishes, there will be no public visitation or service. Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Willow Island Cemetery.

The Lambert-Tatman Funeral and Cremation Services of 2333 Pike St., south Parkersburg, is assisting the Hendrickson family.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times - February 14, 2004

Belva 'Mildred' Henrie

Belva "Mildred" Henrie, 81, of Dry Run Road died Friday afternoon (Feb. 13, 2004) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 11, 1922, in Spencer, W.Va., to Howard and Margaret Corda Hovey. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School with the Class of 1940. Her parents and the family moved to Williamstown in 1939 and she took the train to St. Marys in order to complete her senior year at St. Mary's High School. She was a charter member of the Peoples Church at Boaz and had also been a Sunday school teacher.

She is survived by three sons, James M. Henrie and his wife, Harriet, and David M. Henrie and his wife, Carla, all of Williamstown, and Robert D. Henrie and his wife, Deborah, of Natalia, Texas; one daughter, Kathie S. Pugh and her husband, Tom, of Williamstown; seven grandchildren, Jamie Henrie and his wife, Tracy, Vanessa Henrie, Susan Henrie, Duane Henrie, Maggie Henrie and twins, Amy and Abby Henrie; two stepgrandchildren, Billy Pugh and Stacy Allender; two great-grandchildren, Kali and David Henrie; and one brother, Howard R. Haynes of Boaz.

On Jan. 18, 1943, she married Hubert R. "Mack" Henrie. He died Jan. 14, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and two infant grandchildren.

Services are at 1 p.m. Monday at Peoples Church in Boaz with Pastor Dana Clay officiating. Burial is in Riverview Cemetery in Williamstown. Friends may call from Sunday morning until Monday morning at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta and for one hour prior to the services Monday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 15, 2005

Norma Lee Henrie

Norma Lee Henrie, 77, of Route 2, Williamstown, died at 12:29 a.m. on June 11, 2005, in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born near St. Marys, Pleasants County, W.Va., but spent most of her life in the Williamstown area.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel M. Henrie; two daughters, Connie H. Manning of Tucson, Ariz., and Karen Jordan of Cottageville, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Chad Castin and his wife, Carry, and Mary Beth Jordan Castin; and two great-grandchildren, Gavin and Chase Castin.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 14, 2007

Donald H. Henthorn

Donald H. ‘‘Buddy’’ Henthorn, 75, of Parkersburg died June 2, 2007, at Ohio Valley Health Care.

He was born Dec. 4, 1931, in Parkersburg, a son of the late George T. and Mildred L. Madison Henthorn.

He is survived by two sisters, Olive I. Martin of Belmont, W.Va., and Phyllis Jean Anthony and husband, David, of Parkersburg; and three brothers, Richard W. Henthorn of Marietta, Robert L. Henthorn of Parkersburg and Gary W. Henthorn of Columbus.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, George T. Henthorn Jr.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial will follow at Bald Knob Cemetery, Meigs County, Ohio. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 10, 2007

Sue Dee Herlan

Sue Dee (Hoff) Herlan, 68, of Newport, Ohio, died 8:45 p.m. June 8, 2007, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 14, 1938, in Newport, a daughter of the late Fred Dee and Hazel Byfred Dearth Hoff. She was a 1956 graduate of Newport High School, and graduated from Ohio University with a degree in elementary education. She taught school in Belpre before teaching in the Newport Frontier School District. She chose to stay home to raise her children until returning to substitute in the Frontier School District for many years. She was a member of the Newport Church of Christ; a member of the Garden Club; had been a member and advisor for 4-H; and had been a Newport Junior High cheerleading advisor. She loved teaching and learning. She enjoyed gardening, crafting, reading and watching her grandchildren play ball.

She is survived by her husband, John Eldon Herlan, who she married on Aug. 26, 1960; daughter, Lori Lynn (Herlan) Jones and her husband, Kenny, of Sistersville, and their children, Christy Lynn Jones, Samantha Lee Jones and Josey Sue Jones; daughter, Johnna Sue (Herlan) Carre and her husband, Randy, of Terre Haute, Ind., and their children, Eleanor McKenzie Carre, Jack Cameron Carre and Landon Reed Carre; a sister, Sally Lou (Hoff) Schneider of Newport; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Cora Lee (Hoff) Hurte.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Newport Church of Christ, Newport, with Lloyd Westbrook officiating. Interment will follow in the Newport Cemetery, Newport. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 19, 2006

Edna W. Hescht

Edna Winifred "Wink" Hescht, 72, of Waverly, W.Va., died Jan. 17, 2006.

She was born Feb. 28, 1933, in Mole Hill, W.Va., a daughter of the late Mannie A. and Mary Virginia Nutter Williamson. She retired from Cyanamid after 18 years of service. She also taught school in Marietta, working with the physically and mentally handicapped.

She is survived by six children, Paul Clark Jr. of Waverly, Timothy Wayne Clark of Waverly, Dreama Ilene Craven of Canada, Rodney James Clark of Harrisville, Jack B. Clark of Waverly and Debbie Ann Hescht of Waverly; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Kaffie Waggoner of Parkersburg, Macel Smith of North Carolina and Audra Clark of Cairo; and three half-brothers and sisters, Betty Williamson of Parkersburg, Mae Simms of Waverly and Lee Williamson of Parkersburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter; an infant great-granddaughter; three sisters, Thelma Bush, Flossie Collins and Mary Virginia Williamson; and two brothers, Thomas and Robert Williamson.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. D. Larry Hooper, Chaplain at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery North. Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 18, 2008

Frances E. Hescht

Frances E. Farson Hescht, 74, of Waverly, W.Va., passed away Jan. 16, 2008, at her residence.

She was born May 25, 1933, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Carl and Mary Fulmer Farson. She attended Pleasants County Schools and was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, Waverly.

She is survived by one daughter, Rita Jo Hendershot and her husband, Randall, of Lower Salem, Ohio; two grandsons, Dustin and Jason Hendershot, both of Lower Salem; two sisters, Joan Barnes of Belmont, W.Va., and Anita Brammer of Waverly; two brothers, Don Farson of Waverly and Claude Farson and his wife, Denise, of Waverly; one aunt, Eva Fulmer Hess of Vienna; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell M. Hescht on Feb. 3, 2005; three sisters, Maxine, Naomi and Geraldine; two brothers, Arthur and Junior; a niece, Tammy Farson; and a great-nephew, Chris Rice.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. John Frum officiating. Following the service, there will be a private family burial service at the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 24, 2007

Lucille F. Hescht

Lucille F. Belt Hescht, 80, of Parkersburg, died Jan. 20, 2007, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.

She was born Sept. 7, 1926, at Industry, Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Hegman Lee Belt and Laura E. (Kelley) Belt. She married the love of her life, Buddie Hescht, Sept. 28, 1955, and never stopped loving him, even after his passing in 1978. Mrs. Hescht was a homemaker and loving mother and grandmother. She attended Epworth United Methodist Church and enjoyed watching sports, especially when her grandchildren were participating.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Howerton and her husband, Philip, of Mineral Wells and Lisa Cornell and her husband, Shawn, of Parkersburg; son, Marc Hescht and his wife, Helene, of Parkersburg; a brother, Harold Belt and his wife, Betty, of Cocoa, Fla.; five grandchildren, Michael Howerton, Joe Hescht, Michelle Howerton, Anthony Cornell and Ashley Cornell; a great-grandson, Ryan Hescht; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ernestine Black and Arlene DeWeese; half-brother, Cecil Belt; half-sister, Cleota Mills; and special niece, Maureen Hayes.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Wayne Boone officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Island Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 5, 2005

Russell M. Hescht

Russell M. Hescht, 81, of Waverly, WV, died, February 3, 2005, at his residence. He was born, July 28, 1923, in Pleasants County, WV, a son of the late Joseph H. and Maggie Payne Hescht. He was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church, Waverly, WV, retired from the American Cyanamid Company after 37 years service, was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II, and liked to fish and hunt. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Frances Farson Hescht, one daughter and son-in-law, Rita Jo and Randall Hendershot of Lower Salem, OH, two grandson, Dustin and Jason Hendershot of Lower Salem, OH, one sister, Garnet Lockhart of Belmont, WV, one brother, Harold Hescht of Waverly, WV, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Edith Bunner and Alma McCurdy, six brothers, Gale Hescht, Leonard Hescht, Glen Hescht, Earl Hescht, Bernard Hescht, and Bud Hescht. Services will held Sunday, February 6, 2005, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with the Rev. John Frum officiating. Following the service there will be a private family burial service at the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Calling hours from 4 to 9 P. M. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


HERMAN HESS

Pleasants County Leader May 6, 1927

ACCIDENTALLY KILLED

Herman Hess was accidentally killed near Morgantown on last Saturday evening. He with a number of other men had jumped on a truck to go to the rescue of the miners who were victims of a big explosion in a nearby mine. He had not gotten firmly set on the truck when the driver started the motor with a jerk which threw him to the ground and the truck following ran over him. He was injured about seven and died an hour later.

His body was brought here Tuesday evening and taken to the home of his brother George. On Wednesday morning a funeral service was held by Father McGlone of Parkersburg and he was laid to rest in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. He was the son of H. H. and Hattie Hess and was born and reared here. He is survived by his wife and two small sons; also by two sisters, Rose Corley of Purseglove, W. Va.; Florence Criswell of Wheeling; and four brothers: Otto of Stubenville; and Newton, George, and John, all of this city.

Pleasants County Leader May 6, 1927

APPALLING DISASTER

The Everettsville mine of the Pittsburg Coal and Coke Co. near Fairmont was the scene of an appalling disaster on Saturday afternoon late, when 100 men were either trapped in the mine or killed by a terrific explosion. Heroic efforts are being made by rescuing squads to reclaim the bodies of the men dead or alive, but are handicapped by fires raging in the mine.

Robt. M. Lambie, chief of the W. V. Dept. of Mines, says the mine was fired.

His report is as follows: "The official report of Inspectors Riggleman and Jarrett is to the effect that the fire in the Kingmont Mine of the Virginia and Pittsburg Coal and Coke Company were the result of a deliberate act of some person or persons unknown. "The fact that two fires were found at two separate points on the intake airways were there are no electric wires or anything to cause a fire is in my opinion sufficient evidence a carefully worked out plan to deliberately destroy the mine."
"(Signed) R. M. Lamble)"

"The West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, Vol. 15" Edited and Published by Jim Comstock (1976), page 3181

1927

April 30, 1927; Federal No. 3 Mine, Everettville, W. VA.; 97 Killed. (From Bureau of Mines report, by H. C. Howarth and G. S. McCaa). A gas and dust explosion at 3:20 p. m. killed 6 men in the tipple and 91 in the mine; 86 of those underground met instant death, 2 traveled about 500 feet before they were overcome by afterdamp, and 3 attempted to barricade themselves in a pumproom but were overcome by afterdamp. Messages left by 1 of the 3 men showed that they lived 3 hours or more. Nine men were cut off in the south main section until one came out through the smoke and returned with a party wearing self-rescuers. The eight men who had barricaded themselves in a room were supplied with self- rescuers and walked out. Five men in the tipple were seriously injured.

The explosion originated near the farthest working face in the mine when an open-type storage-battery locomotive ignited an accumulation of gas. The explosion was propagated by methane and coal dust to all of the mine except the south mains.

The mine had been partly rock-dusted, but the rock dust was not maintained. Assistance was called, and many recovery experts and apparatus crews assembled. The 21 apparatus crews built 80 stoppings while wearing apparatus. Ventilation was reestablished and the mine cleared 12 days after the explosion. The last bodies were removed May 24. Property damage was extensive. Automatic doors on the main haulage road were being repaired, and this interruption of air currents to the faces caused the accumulation of gas in the mine's inner workings.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 30, 2010

Dorothy Marie Hesson

Dorothy Marie Hesson, 89, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 6:15 p.m. at Pleasants Care Nursing Home in St. Marys.

She was born on May 10, 1920, in Newport, a daughter of George and Hollie Burton Thomas. Dorothy was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in St. Marys. She was employed by Colin Anderson until her retirement. She enjoyed reading, walking and gardening and bearing witness for the Lord.

She was married to Glen Hesson, who preceded her in death on July 3, 1968. She is survived by two daughters and one son: Kathryn McCullough, James R. Hesson and Martha Hesson, all of St. Marys; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers and one sister: Calvin, Bob, Delmer, and Wayne Thomas, and Mabel Hanes.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her daughter Glenda Hearn and two sisters and two brothers: Betty Rawson, Esther Farnsworth, Earl Thomas and Harold Thomas.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 3:30 p.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home today beginning at 4 p.m. with family present from 4-9 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.mslfuneralhome.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 21, 2007

Brady D. Hickel III

Brady Donas “Donnie” Hickel III, 57, of Pineville, N.C., died June 19, 2007, at Presbyterian Hospital in North Carolina.

He was born Aug. 3, 1949, in Given, W.Va., a son of the late Brady D. Hickel Jr. and Juanita Carmichael Hickel Bruestle. He was a teacher, testing coordinator and coach at Waddell High School and also taught and coached at Carmel Junior High School and at South Mecklenburg in North Carolina. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Belmont, N.C. In West Virginia, he was a Spencer High School graduate and graduated from Glenville State College. He was formerly a teacher and coach in Cabell County, W.Va., and was also a former member of Gilboa Baptist Church in Reedy, W.Va.

He is survived by his wife, Debra Kelly Hickel; two daughters, Kelly (Phil) Jackson of Cornelius, N.C., and Amy (James) Latham of Belmont; one son, Brady D. “Brad” (Lawanna) Hickel IV of Rock Hill, S.C.; one sister, Juanita “Nita Mae” Hickel of Vienna; and four brothers and their wives, Gary (Barb) Schiefer of Levada, Ohio, John (Amy) Hickel of Valparaiso, Ind., David (Trish) Hickel of Orma, W.Va., and Bill (Connie) Hickel of Pt. Pleasant, W.Va. Also surviving Donnie are six grandchildren, Kyler, Jordan, Ian, Joshua, Lindsay and Erin; his mother-in-law, Ferne Matics Kelly; and a sister-in-law, Beth Jones.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Betty Lou Hickel; father-in-law, Flavy Kelly Jr.; and his stepfather, Hugh Bruestle.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Joe Lawing officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Given, W.Va. Visiting hours are from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 17, 2008

Cloris K. Hickel

Cloris K. Hickel, 85, of Parkersburg went to be with her Lord on April 15, 2008, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Oct. 4, 1922, in Roane County, the daughter of the late Harry P. and Viola A. George Thompson. She was a member of Hope Freewill Baptist Church, was a dedicated Democrat and was known to everyone she met as “mom” or “grandma.” She was also an avid quilter and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

She is survived by eight daughters, Ethel Barnhart and husband, Coleman, of St. Marys, Faye Marlow of Parkersburg, Vora Dennewitz of Parkersburg, Dolly Godfrey and husband, Jerry, of Calhoun County, Agnes Spellman of Parkersburg, Jean Cottrill and husband, Terry, of Dallison, Kathy Dille and husband, Ted, of Mineral Wells and Lynn Hickel of Parkersburg; four sons, Clyde Hickel and wife, Linda, of Walker, Vergil Hickel and wife, Angie, Denver Hickel Sr. and wife, Connie, Buck Hickel and wife, Nancy, all of Parkersburg; one brother, Donald Thompson of Parkersburg; 130 total grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and four nieces who held a special place in her heart, Kathryn, Mae, Ruth and Helen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Hickel in 1968; two sisters, Vera Buck and a baby sister Thompson; one brother, Harry O. Thompson; great-grandson, Roseman Lee Boley; and two sons-in-law, David L. Dennewitz and William Spellman.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hope Freewill Baptist Church with Pastors Kenny Welch and Bud Corbin officiating. Burial will follow at Mayberry Cemetery, Palestine, W.Va. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May10, 2010

Alyssa Quinn Persinger/ Hickman >[? Alyssa Quinn Persinger/ Hickman, 11 months, of Parkersburg, went to be one of God's little angels May 7, 2010. She passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born in Parkersburg on May 26, 2009, a daughter of Bill and Michele Hickman of Parkersburg.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her two sisters, Lacey and Cheyenne, both of Parkersburg; paternal grandfather, Bill Hickman of Parkersburg; maternal grandparents, Darlie (Robin) and Bill Stoneking of Williamstown, W.Va.; four great-grandparents, Mary Lewis of Oakland, Md., Joe and Vivian Stoneking of Pine Grove, W.Va., and Mary and Gene Kelly of Burnsville, W.Va.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mitch Minnie officiating. Interment will follow at Pleasant Memorial Estates. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.leavittfuneralhome.com

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 13, 2009

David Guy Hickman

David Guy Hickman, 62, of Belmont, W.Va., died Sept. 10, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born Aug. 25, 1947, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Virgil S. "Jack" and Hannah Ellen Mace Hickman. He was a 1965 graduate of St. Marys High School, was a member of the 1963 undefeated and unscored upon Blue Devil Football Team and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and served with the 1st Infantry Division. He received an associate's degree at Potomac State College, was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church and was retired from Allegheny Power after 30-plus years. He was family oriented, was papaw to his grandchildren. His hobbies included reading, doing detailed research of historical facts of the U.S. Constitution, enjoyed his cars and NASCAR.

He was survived by his wife of 39 years, Dallie "Susie" Hickman; three children, Jason Hickman, stationed in Iraq and his wife, Susan, of Greenville, W.Va., Aaron Hickman of Belmont and Jennifer Kimball and her husband, Robert, of St. Marys, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Tyson Kimball and Piper Hickman; a special nephew, Malachai Hall; sisters, Diann Crawley and her husband, Mike, of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Debora Hall of Belmont; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends, especially longtime friends, Chester Kincaid and Larry Barnhart.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Shauna Hyde officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va., with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont United Methodist Church, c/o Janet Baughman, P. O. Box 126, Belmont, WV 26134.

(Gerald Bills)


Delma L. Hickman

Delma L. Hickman, 67, of St. Marys, died June 27, 2001, in Mercy Memorial Hospital of Monroe, Mich.

She was born in Frenck Creek, Upshur County, daughter of the late Albert and Nina Tenney Morrison and wife of the late Rondle Hickman. She was a certified nurse’s assistant and worked for Carehaven of Pleasants for about eight years and later became a homemaker.

She is survived by four sons, Ronald Hickman and his wife, Phyllis of Taylor, Mich, Joe Hickman and his wife, Judy of Leoma, Tenn., Richard Hickman of Holly, Mich., and Patrick Hickman of Milan, Mich.; one daughter, Brenda Bates and her husband, Gary of South Rockwood, Mich.; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and her daughter, Cheryl Ann Kerttlewell.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, with the Pastor Dana Locke officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates of Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours from 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News September 12, 2006

Kathryn M. Hickman

Kathryn M. “Katy” Hickman, 76, of Paden City, W.Va., died Sept. 11, 2006, at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville, W.Va.

She was born Oct. 27, 1929, in Sistersville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Alonzo and Clara Stewart Evans. She attended the St. Pauls United Methodist Church in Paden City and was a member of the Martha Washington Chapter 22 OES of Sistersville.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth A. Hickman; sons, Jim (Len) Hickman of Macon, Ga., and Andy (Sheila) Hickman of St. Marys, W.Va.; daughter, Barbie (Scot) Turner of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Stuart Evans of Sistersville; and sister, Martha Evans of Macon, Ga.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Howard, Wally and Don Evans; and sisters, Mildred Quinif and Dee McCoy.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with Pastor Mike Lenz officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Paden Memorial Gardens, Paden City, W.Va. Calling hours will be 2-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Journey Hospice, 314 South Wells St., Sistersville, WV 26175.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 19, 2006

Kenneth A. Hickman

Kenneth Alan Hickman was called home to be with the Lord on Oct. 18, 2006, at his home with his family by his side.

He was a resident of Paden City, W.Va. He and his wife, Kathryn, had spent their winters in Clerbrook Resort, Clermont, Fla., for the past 20 years.

He was born in Sistersville, W.Va., on Dec. 1, 1927, the son of the late Arza and Martha Lytton Hickman. He was a Protestant by faith. He retired as the shift administrator with Union Carbide, Sistersville, W.Va., in 1985, with 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.

Surviving are his sons, Jim Hickman (Len) of Bowling Broke, Ga., Andy Hickman (Sheila) of St. Marys; his daughter, Barbie Turner (Scot) of St. Marys; his grandchildren, Scott Hickman (Patty) of Macon, Ga., Mark Hickman of Lady Lake, Fla., Jason Hickman of Summerville, S.C., Brooks Shippey (P.J.) of Edison, Ga., Drew Hickman of Bowling Broke, Ga., Jessie Turner (Dustin) of Middlebourne, W.Va., Luke Dillaman (Rachel) of Rockford, Ill., Doug Dillaman (Virginia) of Morgantown, W.Va., Matthew Hickman of St. Marys, Marcie Turner and Ben Turner of Newport, Ohio; and his great-grandchildren, Justin, Christopher, Tiffany, Cana, Judah, Eden, Simone, Matthew, Elijah, Lydia and Kirsten.

Also surviving are his brothers, Bob Hickman (Marge) of Copperas Cove, Texas, Joe Hickman (Seva) of Summersville, W.Va.; a sister, Mary Brewer (Carroll) of Edmond, Okla.; his sister-in-law, Martha Evans of Macon, Ga.; his brother-in-law, Stuart Evans of Sistersville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by Katy; his beloved wife of 58 years on Sept. 11, 2006; his brother, Jim; his parents; a granddaughter, Kathryn Ruth Hickman; and his great-grandson, Levi Turner.

Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, where services will be 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Bill Williamson officiating. Burial will be in the Paden Memorial Gardens, Paden City.

Memorials may be made to Journey Hospice, 314 S. Wells St., Sistersville.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 26, 2005

Lura E. Hickman

Lura E. Hickman, 97, of Route 1, West Union, W.Va., Summers Community, departed this life on Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Coolville, Ohio.

Mrs. Hickman was born Oct. 12, 1907, at Oxford in Doddridge County, W.Va., to the late Columbus N. and Bertha Smith Leggett. She was a homemaker and a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church at her home community of Summers.

She is survived by son, Claude Hickman of Winter Haven, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, George and Anne Hickman of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughters and sons-in-law, Claris and Don Fleming of Fort Pierce, Fla., Mae and Tom Lewis of Belmont, W.Va., and Martha and Wayne Caldwell of Coolville; a brother and sister-in-law, Otis and Anerl Leggett of St. Marys; grandchildren, John Davis, Susan Kreitzer, Dennis Hickman, Mark Fleming, Todd Lewis, Paula Gainer, Carol Hickman, Jennifer Caldwell, Michelle Johnson and LeAnne Lewis; great-grandchildren, Chris and Addie Lewis; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hickman was preceded in death by her husband, George Holton Hickman in 1969; brothers, Okey, Hedric, Raymond, Forest, Clyde and Rex Leggett; a sister, Zura E. Hileman; and daughter-in-law, Janet Hickman.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Carlton Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Memorial Park at Crystal Lake near West Union, W.Va. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Corene Hicks

Corene Hicks passed away April 14, 2002, at Selby Hospital, Marietta.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Verna Jarvis.

She is survived by five daughters, Gladys Forshey and her husband, Dale, of Waverly, Janice Lowther and her husband, Bob, of Waverly, Glennis Blevins and her husband, Curt, of Akron, OH, Dorothy Duncan, and her husband, Tom, of Akron, Ann Davis and her husband, John, of Waverly; one son, Dallas Jarvis and his wife, Wilma of Rudolph, Ohio; her good friend Pete Harness; 22 grandchildren; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Hicks; two sons, Charles Hicks and Eugene Hicks; one grandson, Roger Hicks; and longtime companion, Ingle Hendershot.

Services will be held 1 p.m. today, at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Randy Stewart officiating. Burial in Willow Island Cemetery.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News August 6, 2006

Elouise C. Hicks

Elouise Campbell Hicks, 83, of Willowbrook Acres in Parkersburg died Aug. 4, 2006, in Parkersburg, after an extended illness. The former Wood County teacher, guidance counselor and facilitator of education for the gifted and talented, died in her home surrounded by her four children.

She was born in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Robert and Ora Childers Campbell. She graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., in 1945 with degrees in English and business principles. She worked for the United States Government in the Office of Price Administration in Charleston, W.Va., and the Veterans Administration in Huntington, W.Va.

In 1946, she married Wiley H. Hicks, a native of Garner, N.C., who had recently finished active duty in the armed services in the 109th Infantry Division in Germany during World War II. They moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., and Elouise entered graduate school at the University of North Carolina. While in Chapel Hill, she worked for the Veterans Administration and the University Testing Service. She graduated in 1950 with a master’s degree in guidance and counseling.

Elouise and Wiley H. Hicks made Parkersburg their home in 1950, and in 1952, Elouise began her career with the Wood County school system as a classroom teacher. In 1960, the Wood County School System initiated a program to include counselors in the secondary school system and Elouise became the first guidance counselor for Hamilton Junior High School, a position she held until 1976. In 1976, she accepted the position of resource teacher for Talented and Gifted Students for 10 secondary schools in Wood County, a position she held until she retired.

A devoted teacher, counselor and educator, Elouise C. Hicks decided to begin studies in professional training for Teachers of the Gifted and Talented. Motivated by a deep commitment to help exceptional and gifted students in Wood County to meet their educational needs and goals, she pursued further graduate studies at West Virginia University, Columbia University and Marshall University from 1976 through 1979.

Throughout her marriage to the late Wiley H. Hicks, she played an active role as a corporate officer, bookkeeper and consultant in all of their business enterprises. From the time they arrived in Parkersburg, until their children graduated from high school, Elouise and Wiley H. Hicks were active members of North Parkersburg Baptist Church. In later years, after the death of her husband, she became a member of Vienna Baptist Church where Elouise enjoyed the fellowship of close friends and acquaintances. Until late in her life, she remained an enthusiastic bridge player and an active member of AAUW. Throughout her life, she enjoyed the company of a wide circle of friends and family in the Ohio Valley.

Elouise C. Hicks encouraged and inspired her husband and children. Her children will always remember their mother’s tireless efforts on behalf of her family. Her children and grandchildren will celebrate the memory of her love, her enthusiasm about their lives and her steadfast devotion to each of them. Most of all, her children, grandchildren, brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles, as well as the dear friends that she has left behind, will cherish the memory of kindness, gentleness and grace that characterized the life of Elouise C. Hicks.

She is survived by four children, Teresa (Terry) Hicks Dorian and husband, R. Gary Dorian, of Hendersonville, N.C., Deborah (Debbie) Hicks Ellis and husband, U. Bertram (Bert) Ellis Jr., of Atlanta, Ga., Wiley Steven Hicks and wife, Carol Hicks, of Parkersburg, and Gregory (Greg) Brent Hicks and wife, Lynn Hicks, of Parkersburg; 12 grandchildren, Jessica, Canaan, Christian, Jenna, Kim, Stacey, Callie, Brent, William, Drew, E.J. and Mike; and two brothers, Lyle and Orlando Campbell.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Wiley H. Hicks in June 1989; a half-brother, Robert Campbell; and a half-sister, Massie Riggs.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. William R. Thomas officiating. Burial service will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. A reception will be held at Vienna Baptist Church at approximately 3 p.m. following the burial service.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Monday at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

The family has asked that memorials be directed to Housecalls Home Health & Hospice, 1601 Garfield Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101; The Vienna Baptist Church, 3401 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, WV 26105; and The Alzheimer Association, 1218 Market St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 12, 2006

Patty L. Hicks

Patty L. Hicks, 71, Oak Grove Community, Pleasants County, W.Va., died Oct. 10, 2006.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. today and from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Patty L. Hicks, 71, Oak Grove Community, Pleasants County, WV, died, October 10, 2006, at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. She was born, March 14, 1935, in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of the late Alonzo and Laura Noland Campbell. She was a Baptist, had worked for the Senior Citzens, overseeing the nutrition site from the mid 70’s to the mid 80’s. She had been a vista worker with community action. She loved to can. She is survived by two sons, Charles L. Hicks and his wife, Cindy of Oak Grove Road, James E. Hicks and his wife, Tina of Parkersburg, WV, grandchildren, Chuckie Hicks, Craig Hicks, Ashley Hicks, Dennis Hicks, and Nicole Hicks, and Robby McLaughlin, one great granddaughter, Katie Hicks, three brothers, Gus Campbell of St. Marys, WV, Ronald Campbell and Glenn Campbell both of Parkersburg, WV, four sisters, Mary Meeks of Waverly, WV, Nina Campbell, Irene Hicks, and Shirley West all of St. Marys, WV, several nieces, and nephews, and a good friend, Edith Kelley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hicks, two sons, Roger and an infant son. Services will be held Friday, October 13, 2006, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Richard Cale officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Calling hours from 4 to 9 P. M. Thursday and from 1 to 2 P. M. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 22, 2004

Charles E. Higgins

Charles E. "Chuck" Higgins, 60, of St. Marys went home to be with the Lord April 20, 2004.

He was born Aug. 7, 1943, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Jesse Woodrow and Nellie Cross Higgins. He was a member of the Pleasants County Humane Society.

He is survived by four children, Charles E. Higgins Jr. and his wife, Cynthia, of Wellington, Fla., Jeffrey W. Higgins of Vienna, Lou Ann Kroczak of Cleveland, Ohio, and Chad Higgins and his wife, Gloria, of Willoughby, Ohio; five grandchildren, Lisa Ann Higgins, Marcus J. Higgins, Gabrielle Higgins, Alison Higgins and Kaitlin McDonald; two sisters, Rita Higgins and Peggy Higgins, both of St. Marys; one aunt, Shirley Higgins; and several cousins, including his special helper, Michael Higgins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Mount Pleasant Church, with the Rev. Tim Nichols and Pastor Jim Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Friday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys and noon-1 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasants County Humane Society, P.O. Box 420, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 24, 2005

Elizabeth A. Higgins

Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Higgins, 81, of Parkersburg died Dec. 20, 2005, at Care Haven of Pleasants, Belmont, W.Va., after a 15-year struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

She was born in Parkersburg, Aug. 23, 1924, a daughter of the late Ivan Clarke Owens and Marie Tyson Owens.

Mrs. Higgins was a graduate of Wirt County High School with the class of 1944 and later attended West Virginia University in Morgantown, where she majored in music.

Betty was a talented vocalist and a member of the Parkersburg Choral Society, a member of the 1942 West Virginia State Chorus and a 50-year member of the First Baptist Church, Parkersburg, where she sang in the choir for many years.

Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. She worked at Reed's Hat Shop on Market Street in the 1960s. During World War II, she was in the Women's Land Army, Fremont, Ohio, while her husband served in the Navy. These organizations were specifically designed to get laborers into the orchards and fields to bring in the crops during a time of extreme farm worker shortage on the home front. Cotton, legume and grass seed, as well as other wartime crops, were all in need of extra laborers at harvest time. During the war, the timely harvest of fruits, vegetables and other farm products such as cotton was a priority so every effort was made to prevent waste and spoilage of much needed food stocks and farm products. Recruits were not expected to have farming experience, but the WLA (Women's Land Army) specified that applicants be physically fit and possess manual dexterity, patience, curiosity and patriotism. Betty was employed at the War Ammunitions Plant in Baltimore, Md., during World War II. Her other employment included Storks Bakery, Ramey's Drug Store, Berman's Jewelry, Parkersburg National Bank, J.C. Penney's and William and Mary College in Kitchen, Va.

Surviving Mrs. Higgins are two daughters, Nell Higgins Orosco and her husband, Cifrigedo, of Parkersburg and Patricia Wilkins and husband, Charlie, of Georgia; one grandson, (son of Patti and J. Trenton Cooper Jr.) J.T. Cooper III and wife, Heather, of Dallas, Texas; two nieces; five nephews; one stepsister, Eileen "Bubs" Moore Hayhurst of Morgantown, W.Va.; one stepbrother, Dr. David Moore of Jasper, Ga.; three stepgrandchildren, Jay Orosco and Shelly Orosco Marble, both of Michigan, and Carmelita Orosco of Parkersburg; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Reed "Dick" Higgins, who passed Nov. 7, 2005; and sister, Mary Nell Owens Godbey of Beckley, W.Va., who passed April 24, 2005, and also suffered from Alzheimer's disease.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony and Memorial Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Stephenson United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry K. Alvarez officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service.

Graveside services for the interment of her ashes will be held in the spring at the Bartlett Cemetery, Little Creek Baptist Church in Spencer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, WV Chapter, 1218 Market St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Condolences may be sent to the home address or to Vaughan Funeral Home, P.O. Box 2006, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 8, 2008

Everett F. Higgins

Everett F. Higgins, 87, of St. Marys, W.Va., died July 7, 2008, at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born May 23, 1921, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Harry W. and Verna Mae Cronin Higgins. He was retired from American Cyanamid after 35 years service. He enjoyed farming, and was a member of the W.Va. Farm Bureau Association.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dolly Campbell Higgins; one son, Wayne Higgins of Belmont, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Michael Higgins of Barlow, Ohio, Christina Campbell of St. Marys and Angela Frye Bailey of Spotsylvania, Va.; seven great grandchildren, Aaron, Kaylee, and Jenna Higgins of Barlow, OH, Jordan, Jocelyn Campbell of St. Marys and Brandon Frye and Anthony Figueroa of Spotsylvania, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Frye; three brothers, Fred Higgins, Jim Higgins and Roy Higgins; and two sisters, Edith Farson and Mabel Bennett.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Richard Cale officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Hattie J. Higgins

Hattie J. Higgins, 92, of St. Marys, died March 28, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 1, 1908, in Tyler County, a daughter of the late George and Loraine Heslep Smith. She was a member of the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ, had worked at the Paden City Pottery, and she enjoyed flowers, crocheting, crossword puzzles and game shows.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Nichols and her husband, Larry of Westerville, Ohio; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William ‘‘Bun’’ Higgins; and several brothers and sisters.

Services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, with Evangelist Dan Kessinger officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from noon-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News January 2, 2009

Lucille McHenry Higgins

Lucille McHenry Higgins, 82, of St. Marys, W.Va., Oak Grove Community, died Dec. 31, 2008, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.

She was born June 27, 1926, in Hebron, Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Andrew and Dulcie McDonald McHenry. She was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church, was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center as a baker and enjoyed reading and baking.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Don Dearth of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Christopher Dearth of St. Marys, Shannon Clary of Oakland, Md., and Jason Higgins of Grafton, W.Va.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Roy J. Higgins; four sisters; and seven brothers.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Willow Island Baptist Church, Willow Island, W.Va., with Pastor Richard Cale officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle March 14, 1963

MRS. LUETTA HIGGINS

Mrs. Luetta H. Higgins, 70, who resided with her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Keesecker of Kings Creek, Rt. 1, Weirton, died Friday in Steubenville, Ohio.

She leaves five daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Loretta) Keesecker, with whom she resided, Mrs. Lloyd (Cledia) Plant-Colvin of Wooster, Ohio; Mrs. Earl (Pearl) Colvin of Weirton and Mrs. Charles (Grace) Seese of Flushing, Ohio; Mrs. Hayward (Louise) Goldsmith of Wellsville, Ohio; two sons, William J. Higgins and Wayne E. Higgins, both of St. Marys, W. Va.; a brother James Ray Huggins of Bloomingdale, Ohio, and a sister Mrs. Adeline (Adda) Dawson of Washington, Pa.

Services were held at Steel and Wolfe Funeral Home, Weirton Sunday. Burial was made Monday in Shawnee Cemetery, St. Marys with the Rev. Harry E. Ward of Weirton officiating.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - March 5, 1920

MRS. MARY JANE HIGGINS

Mrs. Mary Jane Higgins, widow of the late W. C. Higgins, who died on February 17, passed away at her home, February 23, following a week's illness of pneumonia. She was 79 years, 7 months and 12 days old.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. McVey, of Parkersburg, at the McVey Church. Interment in the McVey cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 5, 2009

Pauline Higgins

Pauline Higgins, 95, of St. Marys, W.Va., died July 3, 2009, at the Arbors at Marietta.

She was born Dec. 20, 1913, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Samuel Anthony and Ida Ethel Wilson Butler. She was a member of the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ, being baptized in the early 1930's.

She is survived by three sisters, Eloise Butler Curtis and her husband, Lee, of Richland, Wash., Carrie Butler Miller of Alamo, Calif., and Gala Butler Stewart and her husband, Glenn, of St. Marys, W.Va.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Higgins; one sister, Bricia McCullough Hart; brother, Robert Lee "Bob" Butler; and an infant brother, Charles Butler.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Dan Kessinger officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 17, 2008

Shirley Ann Noland Higgins

Shirley Ann Noland Higgins, 71, of Federal Ridge Community, Pleasants County, W.Va., passed away Feb. 16, 2009.

She was born July 19, 1937, in St. Marys, W.Va., a daughter of the late Arnold and Martha Casto Noland. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and was an avid bingo player. She was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center, had worked at the former Ben Franklin store in St. Marys and was a caregiver in the Pleasants County area.

She loved her children and will be sadly missed by Michael Higgins, Dave Higgins, Mary Higgins and Jerry Stewart, Cheryl Farson and her husband, David, Teresa Runnion and her husband, Pat, Joseph Higgins and his wife, Amanda, Kathy Taylor and Eric Collins. She enjoyed and loved her grandchildren, Mike Higgins and his wife, Karla, John Higgins and his wife, Betty, Matthew Higgins, Lesley Bills, Jesse Higgins, Amy Farson, Cory Foster, Halle Runnion, Savanna and P. J. Higgins, Jason Higgins and his wife, Lindsey, Josh Higgins, Tucker Higgins and Scott Taylor and his fiancee, Amber Brewer. Shirley adored her great-grandchildren, Dalton and Austin Higgins, Samantha and Skylar Bills, Madison Taylor. She also had many nieces and nephews that she thought the world of including Peggy and Rita Higgins.

She is survived by one sister, Charlotte Smith and her husband, Burl; and two sisters-in-law, Betty Noland and Judy Noland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gale Norman Higgins on Dec. 31, 1987; three brothers, Chuck, Richard and John Noland; and one sister, Dorothy Francis.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Jimmy Taylor officiating. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p..m. Wednesday and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. An inurnment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Federal Ridge, Pleasants County.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 20, 1920

WILLIAM C. HIGGINS

William C. Higgins, an aged citizen of the county residing near Borland, died on Tuesday, Feby. 17, at the advanced age of 87 years, 8 months and 2 days. The funeral will be on Friday. Interment in the McVay graveyard.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - March 23, 1923

PLEASY HAUGHT HIGHLEY

Pleasy, daughter of Levi and Malinda Haught, was born in Washington County, O., Dec. 24, 1854, died at her home near Calcutta March 13, 1923, aged 69 years, 2 months and 20 days.

She was united in marriage with R. H. Highley Dec. 7, 1882 unto this union five children were born, namely; Mrs. Walter Taylor and Mrs. Andrew Taylor, of Calcutta, Mrs. Albert Hendershot of Pleasants, one son, Peter W. who lost his life in France, and one other child has gone to the home above, waiting to greet the mother. Also 18 grand children, and one great grand child.

Mrs. Highley joined the Baptist Church in her younger days and later joined the Methodist church in the year of 1913 at Pleasants. She lived a faithful Christian life until she was called away.

She was a faithful wife, a loving mother and a good neighbor and was loved by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the church at Calcutta conducted by W. C. Dotson. She was laid to rest in the Bills cemetery to await the Resurrection morn.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - October 12, 1928

ROBERT HENRY HIGHLEY

Robert Henry, the son of John and Mariah Highley, was born in Monroe County, Ohio May 15, 1853, and departed this life October 5th, 1928. Aged 73 years, – months and 21 days. His death was due to heart trouble. The deceased was united in marriage to Pleasey Haught Dec. 15, 1882. To this union was born five children, two of whom are deceased. He leaves to mourn their loss three children, Mrs. Andrew Taylor, Mrs Albert Hendershot and Mrs. Walter Taylor, all of St. Marys, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. W. M. Haught of Mingo Junction, Ohio; and Mrs John Baram–(unreadable) of Port H– mar, Ohio; 21 grand children and 3 great grand children, besides a host of friends. His companion passed to the Great Beyond five years previous. The deceased committed to the Baptist church of Monroe County, Ohio in his early life and continued a faithful member until death.

Rev. Shirley L. Cottrill, pastor of Combs charge, officiated at the funeral.

(Note: Robert Henry Highley is buried in the Bills cemetery, Pleasants County WV).

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader September 11, 2004

Malcolm S. Hilty Jr.

Malcolm S. Hilty, Jr., 75, of Columbus, O., passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004 at his residence.

Hilty was educated in Pleasants County schools where he graduated in the 1946 Class of SMHS.

He attended David Lipscomb College, Abilene Christian College and Ohio State University.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Hilty; three sons, Kirk (Penny) Hilty; Keith Hilty, Kent (Lisa) Hilty; six grandchildren; a sister, Jean Hilty Beasley, Clyde, Tx., and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, M.S. Hilty Sr., his mother, Virginia Clovis Hilty and his grandparents, W.E. and Mary Clovis.

The funeral was held Tuesday, Sept. 7 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Columbus, O. Burial was in the Mausoleum there.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - December 24, 2003

Virginia Hilty

ST. MARYS - Virginia C. Hilty, 97, of St. Marys died Dec. 22, 2003, at the Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born Nov. 21, 1906, at Adali, Pleasants County, a daughter of the late William E. and Mary Varner Clovis.

She was a graduate of St. Marys High School and attended Carnegie Tech (Mellon) for three years. She was a member of the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ. She had been with Selective Service during World War II, worked for the former Ross Williamson Insurance Agency, worked with Sam Weiner in the Clothing Store and retired from the former Quaker State Oil Refinery as purchasing agent.

She is survived by one daughter, Jean Beasley of St. Marys; one son, Malcolm S. Hilty of Columbus; one sister, Madge C. Meixner of Greenville, S.C.; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Adkins and Edith Swensen; and one brother, George Clovis.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery with Evangelist Dan Kessinger officiating. Calling hours are from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 29, 2004

Samuel C. Himmeger

Samuel Clyde "Cooney" Himmeger, 77, of St. Marys died Aug. 27, 2004, at home surrounded by his family.

He was born Sept. 23, 1926, in Elizabeth, Pa., a son of the late Samuel Clyde and Hannah Elizabeth Cain Himmeger Sr. He attended the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the choir. He had worked at Ormet Corporation in Hannibal, Ohio, and had taught at the PRT Vocational School. He was known as an electrician and was a member of the Electrical Union in Clarksburg, W.Va. He was a member of the St. Marys Community Band, a life-time member of the American Legion Post 64 of Marietta and a past commander of the American Legion Post 79 of St. Marys. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was active with the local American Cancer Society "Relay for Life."

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pat Himmeger; three children, Bill Himmeger and his wife, Gretchen, of Vienna, Marge Knight and her husband, Steve, of St. Marys and Cheryl Harbour and her husband, John, of Belmont; six grandchildren, Andria Airhart and her husband, Bill, of Coolville, Ohio, Tony Knight and his wife, Teresa, of St. Marys, Brenda Wise and her husband, Eric, of Newport, Ohio, Ben Himmeger and his friend, Valerie Colvin, of Newport, Chris Harbour and his friend, Jaime Wesson, of Belmont and Bethany Harbour of Belmont; eight great-grandchildren, Clayton, McKenzie, Brody, Cody, Emily, Tiffany, Tyler and Ethan; and one sister, Janet Fine of Elizabeth, Pa.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Himmeger; and one daughter-in-law, Barbara Himmeger.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Michael Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 64 and VFW Post 5108 of Marietta. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Debbie Thompson, P. O. Box 246, Belmont, WV 26134.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 8, 2006

Mary L. Hinds

Mary L. Hinds, 67, of Pennsboro died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at Marietta.

She was born Feb. 27, 1938, at Lizzie's Roost in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Isaac N. and Nora Jewell Dawson.

Mrs. Hinds was a homemaker, a member of the National Federation of Republican Women and attended St. Mary's Church of Christ, St. Marys, W.Va.

Mary is survived by her husband of 50 years, John J. Hinds; one daughter, Bonita M. Heard of Pennsboro; three sisters, Alice Sloneker of Canton, Ohio, Betty Riggs of Pennsboro and Mabel Haught of Alma, W.Va.; one brother, Cecil Dawson of Charles Town, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Ruie Heard Pisoni of Port Orchard, Wash., and Audrey Heard Caldwell of Dairy, Pa.; and four great-grandchildren, Dillon Shue, Jackson Caldwell, Joey Pisoni and Josh Pisoni.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hinds was preceded in death by one son, John Joseph Hinds; three brothers, Denver, Eddie and Emery Dawson; and one sister, June Hamrick.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Pastor Sam Crites and Brother Frank Simons officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hebron, W.Va. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 18, 2009

Mary Pauline Hines

Mary Pauline Hines, 85, of Belmont, W.Va., died Feb. 15, 2009.

She was a lady who was mother of none but mother to many, beloved by all of them. Each and every niece, nephew and many neighborhood children have many fond memories of the things she did for them and the days she spent playing with and caring for each of them. Mary spent her life acting for many children, when she could never have any of her own. That's why she will always be remembered by each child she cared for as a kind of alternate "mom."

Mary was born July 22, 1923, to Samuel and Dora Hines of Lumberport, W.Va. Mary graduated from Lumberport High School in 1944. She subsequently lived in Fairport Harbor and Painesville, both in Ohio, caring for her sister June's children, Michael, David, Thomas and Sally Snodgrass, and also Kathleen Tucker, daughter of her sister, Dorothy. She then moved on to Pittsburgh, Pa., to care for her sister, Luster's children, Velinda, Robert, William and Carol Shriver. She then returned to West Virginia and helped care for Carl and Melissa Mays, children of her sister, Patricia Mays. She also cared for many of the neighborhood children in Lumberport, especially the Wilson children. Mary then took care of her mother, after the death of her father in 1973. Upon the death of her mother in 1987, she moved to St. Marys to be near her sister, Pat Mays.

She is survived by sisters, June Snodgrass of Asheboro, N.C., Luster Smith of Abbottstown, Pa., and Patricia Mays (David) of St. Marys, W.Va.; and brother, Samuel Hines Jr. (Rachel) of Timberlake, N.C.

Mary was preceded in death by two of her beloved nephews for whom she lovingly cared, Robert and William Shriver; niece, Carol Shriver Petrocy; and two sisters, Helen Brookover and husband, Bill, of Clarksburg and Dorothy Tucker and husband, James, of Green River, Wyo.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Quiet Dell, W.Va., with Pastor Pam Shuman officiating. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 19, 2004

Leonard R. Hinton

Leonard Raymond "Pappy" Hinton, 79, of Davisville died June 17, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born May 10, 1925, in Ellenboro, a son of the late Howard M. and Esther Marie Richards Hinton.

He retired from Johns Manville Corporation in Vienna after 34 years of service. He was a devoted volunteer of 32 years and founding member of the Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department whom he considered his family. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He is survived by two daughters, Pam Lynch and husband, Doug, of Walker and Sue Ann Nicholas and husband, Brett, of Strasburg, Va.; son, Ronald Hinton of Davisville; four brothers, Ken Hinton and wife, Janet, of Mineral Wells, Ed Hinton and wife, Betty, of Belmont, Harold Hinton and wife, Shirley, of Florida and Gene Hinton and wife, Madeline, of Florida; one sister, Laura Lee Jones and husband, Wheeler, of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Renee, Amanda, Chad, Willie, Nikki, Crystal, Melissa and Brian; and great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Morgan, Shawn and Devin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Mary Lou Cornell Hinton; and infant sister, Estalene Hinton.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Jesse Keenan officiating. Burial will follow at the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Cairo. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastwood Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 6, Davisville, WV 26142.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times June 4, 2007

Maria N. Hinton

LOWELL — Maria N. Hinton, 84, lifelong resident of Lowell, died Saturday (June 2, 2007) at the Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Feb. 9, 1923, in Marietta to John Clifford and Pearl Marie Irwin Norris. She had worked as a teller at Peoples Banking & Trust Company for more than 22 years, retiring in 1988. Maria was a 1940 graduate of Lowell High School. She was a member of the Lowell United Methodist Church and the Lydia Circle. She also was a member of Eastern Star 272 in Lowell, where she was a past worthy matron. In 2003 Maria was chosen as resident of the year for Marietta Center and then represented the center at the health fair at the Grand Central Mall.

She is survived by two daughters, Lynn Lent and Bruce of Lowell, and Mary Jane Hinton and Jeff Barnes of Midway, Ga.; a son, John F. Hinton and Becky of St. Marys, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Norris and Elizabeth Zimmerman, both of Circleville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Michael P. Hinton Sr., on May 9, 2007; a brother, Francis I. Norris, and an infant brother.

Her funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home with Roger Rush officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to the L-A Fire & Rescue Squad or the Lowell United Methodist Church.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times May 11, 2007

Michael Paul Hinton Sr.

LOWELL — Michael Paul Hinton Sr., 54, of East Branch Road, Lowell, died Wednesday (May 9, 2007) at his home.

He was born Sept. 16, 1952, in Marietta to Robert Franklin Hinton Jr. and Maria Hinton. He had attended Fort Frye High School. Mike had tended bar at the Lowell Legion and prior to that had been employed at First Colony and American Marietta. He was a member of the Sons of the Legion, Squadron 750, and Cats Creek Gun Club.

He is survived by his mother of Marietta; son, Michael P. Hinton Jr. (Maryann) of Reno; daughter, Angie Hinton (Brian Ball) of Sarahsville; granddaughter, Mariah Hinton of Marietta; two sisters, Lynn Lent (Bruce) of Lowell and Mary Jane Barnes (Jeff) of Midway, Ga.; brother, John Hinton (Becky) of St. Marys, W.Va.; and three stepgrandchildren, Aaron and Alanna Eddy, and Andrew Ball.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services, conducted by Sons of the Legion, will be held at the Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Saturday (May 12, 2007). Visitation will be that morning from 9 to 11 a.m.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 24, 2006

Nellie Hinzman

Nellie Heckert Talbott Hinzman, 96, formerly of Linn, W.Va., died at 6:02 a.m. Thursday, June 22, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg after a brief illness.

She was born on Horn Creek near Cox’s Mills on Feb. 16, 1910, a daughter of the late Clay and Alice Langford Heckert.

She was twice married, first to Homer Talbott of Troy, who passed away in 1975, and second to Blonda Hinzman of Linn, W.Va., who passed away in 1989.

She is survived by two sons, David Talbott of Parkersburg and Edsol and Barbara Talbott of Washington, W.Va.; three grandsons, Danny Talbott of Belleville, W.Va., Mark Talbott of Washington, W.Va., and Matthew and Bethani Talbott of St. Marys, W.Va.; two great-granddaughters, Hailie Talbott of Walton, Ky., and Taylar Talbott of St. Marys; two great-grandsons, Alan Talbott of Washington and Garet Talbott of St. Marys; one stepson, Dickie and Naomi Hinzman of Linn; one stepgrandson, Jock Hinzman of Camden, W.Va.; two stepgranddaughters, Dawn and Jeff Wine of Weston, W.Va., and Jan and Richard Ingram of Clarksburg, W.Va.; two stepgreat-granddaughters, Tara and Whitney Wine, both of Weston; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Ratie, Guy and Jewell; and one sister, Wilma Langford.

She was a graduate of Troy High School and Glenville State Normal School. She taught a number of years in Gilmer County and was a member of Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of Gilmer County Senior Citizens and a member and trustee of Troy Baptist Church in Troy, W.Va. She retired from Weston State Hospital in 1973.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Floyd Funeral Home Chapel, 402 Main Avenue, Weston, with the Rev. Gene Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Troy IOOF Cemetery at Troy. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 29, 2008

James W. Hissom

James William Hissom, 92, of New Martinsville Health Care Center, New Martinsville, formerly of Fifth Street, Middlebourne, departed this life June 27, 2008, in the facility.

He was born Sept. 9, 1915, in Friendly, W.Va., a son of the late Albert D. and Lucy J. Miller Hissom. James was a retired employee of Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran having served in World War II. He was a member of the Middlebourne Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Virginia Neff Hissom in 2006; a son, Roger Hissom in 1993; three brothers, Cecil, Clyde and Donald Hissom; three half brothers, Charlie, Harley and Garnet Hissom; five sisters, Lora Carothers, Merle Morgan, Lottie Sinclair, Vaughn Hissom and Ruth Reed; and a son-in-law, Donald Martin in 2001.

He is survived by four daughters, Carol S. Martin of Belmont, W.Va., Barbara (Tom) Davis of Middlebourne, Connie Shreves of Sistersville and Betty Fiest of Sistersville; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 5-9 p.m. today at the Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with Evangelists Niles Hissom and Danny Allen officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, New Martinsville, with military rites by VFW Post 6327, Sistersville, VFW Post 4634, New Martinsville, American Legion Post 67, Sistersville, American Legion Post 86, Paden City, and American Legion Post 28, New Martinsville.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 16, 2010

Betty Sue Hitt

Beverly Sue Hitt, 56, of Walker, died Jan. 14, 2010, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Luther M. Hart and Ardis I. (Whitlatch) Hart.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Vienna Assembly of God. She was always willing to help others when needed.

She is survived by her husband of forty years, John "Wayne" Hitt; three sons,Michael Hitt (Mary) of Parkersburg, Jeremy Hitt (Amy) of Elkins, and Stevie Hitt of St. Marys; two daughters, Angel Smith (Byron) of Montgomery, Ala., and Amber Navarro (Chris) of Martinsburg, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; four brothers, Lawrence Whitlatch, Luther P. Hart, Rodney Hart and Mark Whitlatch; two sisters, Christina Miller and Kelly Ritchie; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Rhonda.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Jason McCrady and Lance Hitt officiating. Interment will be in Cooley Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 6, 2006

William H. Hively

William Homer Hively, 71, of Belmont, W.Va., died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at Carehaven of Pleasants in Belmont after a long illness.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Visitation is two hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Charleston Daily Mail December 6, 2006

William Homer Hivley

William Homer Hivley, 71, of Belmont died Dec. 4, 2006. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Friends may call two hours prior to service. Burial will be in Egypt Cemetery, near Spencer.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - September 14, 1917

"NEWTON HOBBS"

"Newton Hobbs, aged 80 years, a veteran of the Civil War and a resident of this county for about forty years, died on Tuesday, Sept. 11; and was buried this morning in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, the service being conducted by Rev. E. A. Lowther. The remains were accompanied to the grave by members of the GAR."

(Note: Pleasants County Death Registers shows Enoch N. Hobbs)

Pleasants County 1890 Census (Special)
HOBBS, Enoch N., Private, Company "F", 12th Virginia R. Enlisted 8/14/1862; discharged 4/4/1863. Address: Union Mills, WV. Disability Incurred: Heart & Lung Disease. Remarks: Unable to work much.

Old St. Marys Cemetery:
Enoch N. Hobbs - ____ - ____ - Co F 2 WV Inf
Cassie Hobbs - 09/25/1845 - 03/06/1902 - w/o E. N.
Patrick Hobbs - 02/27/1885 - 01/08/1958

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 26, 2009

Georgia Hochstrasser, RN

Georgia Hochstrasser, RN, 85, of Parkersburg, passed away April 24, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born Jan. 26, 1924, in Poteau, Okla., a daughter of the late Paul Emile Jr. and Lexie Hoopengarner-Hochstrasser.

Georgia was a 1945 graduate of the Camden-Clark School of Nursing. Following graduation, she attended graduate school in New Haven, Conn., on a full scholarship, working at the Grace New Haven Hospital. She then spent the majority of her nursing career at CCMH and also in private duty care around the area. She also worked for the Colin-Anderson Center of St. Marys for 11 years. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi-New Master Chapter Sorority. She enjoyed traveling, cross stitching and cooking, having cooked and also helped in care for the elderly and those less fortunate.

Surviving is one sister, Edith Shaw of Denver, Colo.; two nieces and one nephew with whom she was very close, Jennifer A. Shaw of Wadsworth, Ill., Elizabeth F. Whitaker and husband, Richard A., of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and nephew, Thomas A. Shaw Jr. and fiancee, Patricia A. Duncan, of Belleville, Mich.; three great-nephews; one great-niece; and cousins, Thora Nelson of Wisconsin and Georgia Alma Cress of Lima, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Harold L. Rathbone; one brother, Paul Emile Hochstrasser; one sister, Shirley E. Hochstrasser; and several cousins.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Christ Lutheran Church, Vienna, with the Rev. Erik Nielsen officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date at the Hope Cemetery, Albion, Pa. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times March 16, 2005

Edna L. Hoff

Edna L. Hoff, 75, of Killwell Road, Marietta, died at Riverside Hospital, Columbus, at 9:45 p.m. Monday (March 14, 2005).

She was born in Pleasants County, W.Va., on Sept. 28, 1929, a daughter of the late Roy and Nellie Dugan Campbell. She attended school in Belmont, W.Va., and was later employed at the Marietta Laundry and at Broughton's Dairy Store. She was a member of the Church of God at Mineral Wells, W.Va. She was a homemaker and loved her pet cats.

On Feb. 5, 1954, she was married to James E. Hoff, who survives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Denver and Robert Campbell, and one sister, Rosalie Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Warren Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Lynch Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 p.m. today until the hour of the services.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 18, 2009

Paul Franklin Hoff

Paul Franklin Hoff, 23, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away Dec. 16, 2009.

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

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Paul Franklin Hoff, 23, of St. Marys, WV passed away December 16, 2009 at Sissonville, WV as a result of a timbering accident. He was born, April 26, 1986, in Parkersburg, WV a son of Janet Byers Boley of St. Marys and Franklin Earl Hoff of Parkersburg, WV. Paul was a 2004 graduate of St. Marys High School. He had been employed as mechanic at Westbrook Trucking of Belmont, WV, and most recently as a timber cutter for Don Casto Resources. In his spare time he enjoyed repairing 4-wheelers and motorcycles.

He is survived by his mother, Janet Boley and her husband, Ron, of St. Marys, WV, father, Franklin Earl Hoff and his wife, Michelle, of Parkersburg, WV, one brother, Mark David Hoff and his fiancée, Misty Poston, of Vienna, WV, three sisters, Elizabeth Hoff of St. Marys, WV, Martha Boley and her husband, Jason, of St. Marys, WV, Sarah Owens and her husband, Cody, of Cairo, WV, five step-sisters, Regina Williamson and her husband, Bernie, of St. Marys, WV, Melinda Berguss and her husband, David, of St. Marys, WV, Ronda Boley and her fiancé, Junior Workman, of Auburn, WV, Leighann Boley and her fiancé, Josh, of St. Marys, WV Tina Ward and her husband, Stevie, of New Matamoras, OH, two step-brothers, Ronald Boley, Jr. of Newport, OH, Mike Boley and his wife Melissa, of St. Marys, WV, maternal grandfather, Charles R. Byers of Parkersburg, WV, paternal grandmother, Audrey Richardson and her huaband, Donald, of Parkersburg, WV, paternal grandfather, Lyle Franklin Hoff and his wife, Karen, of Vienna, WV, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Martha Byers, Paternal great grandparents, Earl and Neva Metz, paternal great grandmother Ruth Richardson, maternal great grandfather, Franklin Norman, and great aunt Marie Smith.

Services will be held Sunday, December 20, 2009, at 2 P. M at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor David Beaver officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, OH. Calling hours will be on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. and from 1 to 2 P. M. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 6, 2005

Ashley Nicole Hoffman

Ashley Nicole Hoffman, 17, of Rt. 39, St. Marys, WV, died, February 4, 2005, in a traffic accident on Washington County Road 20 near Reno, OH. She was born, April 5, 1987, in Marietta, OH, a daughter of Doug Hoffman and Ruth Wise. She had attended Calcutta United Methodist Church, and St. Marys High School. She baby sit her cousins. In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, Josh Wise of St. Marys, WV, one aunt, Rose Minor and her husband, Bill, one uncle, Robert Wise and his wife, missy all of St. Marys, WV, grandparents, Robert E. and Lila Wise of St. Marys, WV, great aunts, great uncles, and cousins, including a favorit cousin, Jennie Gaspers of St. Marys, WV. Services will be held Monday, February 7, 2005, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Tim Nichols officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours from 4 to 9 P. M. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 22, 2007

Betty J. Holland

Betty Jane Holland, 84, of St. Marys, W.Va., Shadow Hill Community, died Nov. 21, 2007, at the Marietta Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

She was born Aug. 23, 1923, at Alliance, Ohio, a daughter of the late Bert and Etta Morris Graham. She graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1941. She was a member of Amity Rebekah Lodge 83 of St. Marys, a member of the Pioneer Homemakers Club, a member of the Busy Bees Quilting Club and a member of the Pleasants County Senior Citizens.

She is survived by a daughter, Judy Ann Westbrook-Sauers and her husband, Danny; a son, James Michael Holland and his wife, Deborah; four grandchildren, Greg Westbrook and his wife, Brenda, Jane Ann Dearth and her husband, Lester, Chad Holland and his wife, Dianna, and Julie Corbitt and her husband, Nick; four great-grandchildren, Amanda Anne Westbrook, Glen Alan Westbrook, Kylie Alice Corbitt and Larissa Brooke Dearth; and four sisters, Anna Mary Woodward, Frances Bohyer and Hazel Moldovan, all of Warren, Ohio, and Marcelene Olson of Peoria, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denzil James Holland on Feb. 14, 2006; and a sister, Dorothy M. Hupp.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Arthur Cox officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates at Eureka, W.Va. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times February 8, 2008

Clifford E. Holland

Clifford E. “Cliff” Holland, 70, of Marietta, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Monday (Feb. 4, 2008) at his daughter’s residence in Newport.

He was born Oct. 10, 1937, in Wellsville, Ohio, to the late Ernest and Nellie Connor Holland and attended school in Wellsville. In 1956, he enlisted in the United States Army and served with the 11th Cavalry in Rhigensburg, Germany. Upon returning home, he operated Cliff’s Body Shop and in addition was a member of the Teamsters Union. He very much enjoyed his grandchildren as well as restoring his ‘49 Plymouth. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He is survived by his daughter, Tina (John) Keith of Newport; son, Randy (Barbara) Holland of St. Marys, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Keith, Kelcey and Kevin Holland and Ashley Keith; a special friend and mother of his children, Sue Holland of Belmont, W.Va.; his good friends from Rinky Dink Flea Market; and his two sisters, Norma O’Curran and Linda Shafer, both of Marietta.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Hazel Freeman, of Florida.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with his son-in-law, John Keith, officiating. Interment will be in Gravel Bank Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 15, 2006

Denzil J. Holland

Denzil James Holland, 83, of St. Marys, W.Va., Shadow Hill Community, died Feb. 14, 2006, at his residence.

He was born April 30, 1922, at Rinard Mills, Ohio, a son of the late James Harvey and Pearl Levane Ullman Holland. He graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1940. He was retired from the former Quaker State Oil Refinery of St. Marys. During his earlier years, he had been an oil field driller and producer. He was a member of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Local 3590, a member of the St. Marys Lodge 22 IOOF and a member of the Pleasants County Senior Citizens. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Betty Grahame Holland; one daughter, Judy Ann Westbrook-Sauers and her husband, Danny, of St. Marys; one son, Jame Michael “Mike” Holland and his wife, Deborah, of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Greg Westbrook and his wife, Brenda, Jane Ann Dearth and her husband, Lester, Chad Holland and his wife, Dianna, and Julie Holland and her fiance, Nick Corbitt; and four great-grandchildren, Amanda Anne Westbrook, Glen Alan Westbrook, adorable little Kylie Alice Corbitt and Larissa Brooke Dearth.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Arthur Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. An IOOF Memorial Service will be 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Emma Murphy Holland

Emma Murphy Holland, 76, of Rt. 1, Newport, died March 13, 2002, at Marietta Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born Dec. 21, 1925, in Newport to the late George William and Mary Lois Hoyt Murphy. She attended Newport schools, was a lifetime member of Newport Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, and worked for 44 years at Airolite Co. in Marietta.

She is survived by one sister, Betty Anderson of Columbus; three brothers, Charles Murphy and his wife Annetta, Clark Murphy, and Bernard "Buck" Murphy and his wife Judy, all of Newport; an adopted daughter, Rita Slonaker of Newport; her trusted companions, Sassy and Princess; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, William H. Murphy and George R. Murphy; and one sister, Clarinda A. Murphy Smitley.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Newport Baptist Church with pastor Eugene Parker officiating. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys and Sunday from 1-2 p.m. at the church.

(Michael Anderson)


Nellie I. Holleron Nellie I. Holleron, 76, of 8th Avenue, Parkersburg, passed away June 16, 2002 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 11, 1926 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late James O. and Clara Bailey Winland. She was a former employee of Storck Bakery, Yonkers Manufacturing and O'Ames. Nellie enjoyed spending her time with her grandchildren and was a Protestant.

Surviving is one son, Paul Glen Holleron Jr. and his wife, Gail of Cairo; two daughters, Elizabeth I. Holleron and Nancy P. Holleron, both of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Paul Glen Holleron III, Mathew E. Holleron and Abigail L. Holleron; two brothers, James Winland and Samuel Winland, both of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Glen Holleron Sr. on Feb. 10, 2001.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th St. Parkersburg. Pastor Daniel P. Martin will officiate and burial will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News July 21, 2006

Donley V. Hollobaugh

Donley V. Hollobaugh, 79, of St. Marys, W.Va., died July 19, 2006, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Rowlesburg, W.Va., a son of the late Lester A. and Ina C. Dixon Hollobaugh. Donley was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II. During his earlier years, he had worked at various places including the Ford Motor Co. in Missouri, a carpenter in Kansas and retired from the former Colin Anderson Center, St. Marys. He had lived in St. Marys for 30 years and was a member of the Elks Club in Athens, Ohio.

Surviving are three daughters, Darlene Adams and Brenda Goff, both of Rowlesburg, and Donna Beanland of Eldon, Mo.; one son, Alan Hollobaugh of Clinton, Mo.; three stepsons, Dale R. Williamson and his wife, Teresa, of St. Marys, Gary Williamson of St. Marys and Michael Moore of Missouri; four stepdaughters, Rosa Barkey of Virginia Beach, Va., Edna Mace of Nelsonville, Ohio, Linda Toothman and her husband, Mickey, of Davisville, W.Va., and Barbara DeRossett of Missouri; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Denzel Hollobaugh of Rowlesburg; one sister, Ada Lewis of Sistersville, W.Va.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Twila Bailey Williamson Hollobaugh; a daughter, Deloris DeRossett; a brother, Harold Walter Hollobaugh; two sisters, Stella Watkins and Emma Rebecca Hollobaugh; a grandson, Kevin Watkins; and a great-grandson, Caleb Ashby.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor George Burns officiating. Interment will be in the Bailey Family Farm Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Ridge, Pleasants County, W.Va., with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222 and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 15, 2005

Twila M. Hollobaugh

Twila M. Williamson Hollobaugh, 85, of St. Marys died June 13, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 23, 1920, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Harry C. and Rosa Lee Wilson Bailey. She worked for the former Colin Anderson Center, where she served as a nurse's aide. She was a member of the Pleasants County Art League and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Donley V. Hollobaugh; two sons, Dale R. Williamson and his wife, Teresa, of St. Marys and Gary Williamson of St. Marys; three daughters, Rosa Barkey of Virginia Beach, Va., Edna Mace of Nelsonville, Ohio, and Linda Toothman and her husband, Mickey, of Davisville, W.Va.; two half sisters, Pauline Adkins of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Norma Rose Richards and her husband, Ray, of Negley, Ohio; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by two sons, Roy and Buck Williamson; a daughter, Eva Shuman; one granddaughter, Nicole Williamson; two half sisters, Ellen Gary and Janice Elder; and one half brother, Leo Bailey.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, officiated by the Rev. George Burns. Burial will be in the Bailey Family Farm, Mt. Carmel Ridge, Pleasants County. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday and noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle June 15, 2005

Thomas D. Holloway

Thomas "Tom" Holloway, 63, of Bristol, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at his residence.

He was born in Flushing, O., a son of the late Clarence David and Betty Jean Phiffer Holloway.

Mr. Holloway was a graduate of Flushing High School and a U.S. Army veteran. He had lived in Bristol since 1987 and was employed by Big M Roofing and Construction and was of the Episcopal faith. He had a love of music and was talented with several instruments. He also was a person that knew no strangers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Frckley; and a brother-in-law, Dick Lyle.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Davis Holloway; daughter, Doran Kay Santacrose and her husband, Ron, of Columbus, O.; five sons, Gary Meeks and his wife, Sybille, of Bluff City, Tenn., Jack Meeks and his wife, Lisa, of Bristol, Tenn., Shane Meeks and his wife, Cathy, of Palmer, Mass., David Meeks and his wife, Laurie, of St. Marys and Thomas Meeks and his wife, Sue, of Blountville, Tenn.; a sister, Jackie Lyle, of Flushing, O.; a brother, Chet Holloway and his wife, Linda, Bethesda, O.; 14 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home. A celebration of Tom's life will follow at 8 p.m. in the Paul Cook Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Adventa Hospice, 2612 N. John B. Dennis, Suite 3, Kingsport,. TN 37660. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family by visiting http://www.oakley-cook.com/. Holloway and his family are in the care of Oakley-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, 2223 Volunteer Parkway, Bristol, Tennessee; 423764-7123.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 26. 2008

Wilma J. Holmes

Wilma June Holmes, 78, of Friendly, W.Va., Arvilla Community, died April 24, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born March 5, 1930, at Bens Run, W.Va., a daughter of the late Truman and Lavesta Fagert Kemp. She was a member of the Union Chapel Church of Christ and was a 1948 graduate of Sistersville High School.

She is survived by her husband, Blake Holmes; two sons, Rodney Ray Holmes and his wife, Charleene, of Medina, Ohio, and Craig Allen Holmes of Williamstown; three grandchildren, Brittney Jean Holmes, Clay Allen Holmes and Cooper Andrew Holmes; two brothers, Bobby Dean Kemp of Friendly, W.Va., and Kenneth Kemp of Bens Run; two sisters, Linda Snodgrass of Sistersville, W.Va., and Yvonne Starkey of Little, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Fagert; and a brother, Orville B. Kemp.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Tom Butterfield officiating. Interment will be in the Paden Memorial Gardens in Paden City, W.Va. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 9, 2008

Edward D. Holpp

Edward Dean Holpp, 72, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., died April 5, 2008 at his residence.

He was born Nov. 6, 1935 in Pleasants County, the son of the late Robert L. and Olive Holpp. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Panama Canal Zone, Firefighting Division. Edward retired from Cytec/LaRoche in Willow Island with 38 years of service. He was a member of the St. Marys Lodge 41 AF & AM, where he was a past master, the St. Marys Chapter 31 Order of Eastern Star, Parkersburg Scottish rite. He was also an active volunteer for the Red Cross and helped build homes with the Habitat for Humanity. Ed enjoyed stock car racing and helping people.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lois M. Hinzman Holpp; daughters, Deanna L. (Lee) Dennis of Waverly, Pamela S. (Terry) Cox of St. Marys, Lisa R. (David) Taylor of St. Marys and Sharon L. (Phillip) Estep of Proctor, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Satterfield of Pennsboro; and brother, Jerry Holpp of Newport.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert F. Holpp.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Maple Lane Cemetery, Pleasants County. Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Katy Keith, 420 McKinley Ave., Harrisville, WV 26362.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 28, 2009

Bonnie E. Holt

Bonnie E. Holt, 85, of Belmont, W.Va., formerly of Parkersburg and West Union, W.Va., departed this life on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at the home of good friends, Dorothy and Keith McGinnis of Cortland, Ohio.

Bonnie was born on March 26, 1924, on Nutter's Fork near West Union, a daughter of the late Homer F. Martin Sr. and Flora Freeman Martin. She was retired from General Motors as a line inspector at the Brookpark Plant in Ohio.

She is survived by her sister, Marie Williams of West Union; nephew, Larry Williams of West Union; nieces, Linda Hutson of Sunnyside Community, West Union, Kay Davis of Belmont and Loretta Fox of Nutter's Fork, West Union; and many nieces and nephews from the Holt family.

In addition to her parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred C. "Al" Holt; brother, Homer F. "Speedy" Martin Jr.; and sister, Floretta LeMasters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, W.Va., with interment in the Coleman-Freeman Cemetery at Crystal Lake near West Union. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader May 15, 2010

Cyrus H. Hoy, Ph.D.

Cyrus H. Hoy, PhD., 84, died April 27, 2010 in Rochester, NY.

He was born Feb. 26, 1926, in St. Marys. He was a noted scholar of English Renaissance literature, earning Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in 1954. He taught at Vanderbilt University from 1956-44 before joining the University Rochester He retired in 1994 as the John B. Trevor Professor of English after teaching 30 years at Rochester.

(Posted by University Of Rochester)

Cyrus Hoy, a University of Rochester professor and distinguished scholar and critic of British Renaissance and 17th century literature, died April 27 of complications from a long illness. He was 84.

The John B. Trevor Professor Emeritus of English and former chair of the Department of English, Hoy was the author of The Hyacinth Room: An Investigation into the Nature of Comedy, Tragedy, and Tragicomedy (1964) and numerous critical and scholarly essays on a wide range of subjects in Renaissance and modern literature. Some of his most important work concerned the editing of the texts of English Renaissance drama. He collaborated with his mentor, Fredson Bowers, perhaps the most influential scholarly editor of the 20th century, on several monumental editorial projects, including The Dramatic Works of Thomas Dekker (1953) and The Dramatic Works of Beaumont and Fletcher (1996), both published in multiple volumes by Cambridge University Press.

At Professor Hoy's retirement in 1994, then-chair of the English department Morris Eaves commented: "To friends and colleagues he is known as a person with whom it is risky to have a conversation on a subject about which you know less than you might pretend to know, because he always knows whatever you don't. . . . But his knowledge, and his steel trap of mind and memory, extend far beyond the boundaries of the literary . . . which can be wonderful or terrifying, depending, probably, on your own level of self-esteem."

According to Patrick Scanlon '84, who studied under Professor Hoy while working on his doctoral degree in English, "Cyrus Hoy was a scholar's scholar. He directed the dissertations of a long train of young Ph.D. students and had an enormous impact on all of us. Studying with him was the highlight of my education."

Professor Hoy completed his bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctorate at the University of Virginia (1950, 1951, 1954) and taught at Vanderbilt University before joining the Department of English at the University of Rochester in 1964. He taught courses in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Spenser, Sidney, Milton, Henry James, and D. H. Lawrence. He characterized his primary interests as "Elizabethan and Jacobean drama and the styles in comedy, tragedy, and tragicomedy that are characteristic of it." His investigations into the authorship of anonymous and collaborative Renaissance English plays called for intense scrutiny of the linguistic details of 17th century dramatic texts. This was one aspect, as he put it, of a "larger concern with the qualities of the language of Renaissance English literature, and the capacities of this language for both authorial and generic differentiation." His work centered in bibliography and textual criticism, and he edited and annotated a number of dramatic texts of Shakespeare and other dramatists, most of them still in print, including the Dekker and Beaumont and Fletcher editions, the Norton Critical Edition of Shakespeare's Hamlet (1992), and other plays in the Regents Renaissance Drama Series. Hoy's 1964 book, The Hyacinth Room – which took up a remarkable range of plays from the ancient to the modern – demonstrated his breadth and eloquence as a student of aesthetics and literary form.

After serving as director of graduate study for the English department from 1972 to 1981, Hoy became chair of the department from 1984 to 1988 during critical years of transition in the department's history. According to Eaves, "one of the reasons for his success as department chair was his ability to appreciate a range of intellectual styles and interests and angles of approach—and his ability to tolerate other styles and interests with which he had less sympathy." Locally, he helped to build and maintain the collections of the Rush Rhees Library. In his profession, he served as General Editor of the Regents Renaissance Drama Series and as a member of the editorial board of Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England. He was closely associated with the programs and publications of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington. He was a Fulbright Scholar, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Folger Library Fellow.

In his later years, Professor Hoy lived at Valley Manor on East Avenue in Rochester. He is survived by members of his extended family in West Virginia and by colleagues, friends, and devoted caretakers in Rochester. He will be interred in his hometown of St. Mary's, W.Va. The University flag will be flown at half-staff in his honor on Wednesday, May 5.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 8, 2007

Neda G. Hoylman

Neda G. Hoylman, 76, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Nov. 6, 2007, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 14, 1931, at Weirton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Bernard W. and Nina Opal Wright Fetty. She was a member of the St. Marys Nazarene Church and was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center. Her hobbies included ceramics, sewing and computers.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Hoylman; two sons, John Hoylman of Perry, Ohio, and Michael Hoylman and his wife, Susan, of Maumelle, Ark.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Bernard Junior Fetty and his wife, Joan, of Charleston, W.Va.; a niece, Angela Rose; and a nephew, Steven Fetty.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Lou Hoylman and Kathy Lynn Eden.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the St. Marys Nazarene Church with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the Marmet Cemetery, Marmet, W.Va. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle December 6, 2006

Joseph Edward Hooker

Joseph Edward Hooker, 55, of St. Marys, also of Follansbee, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.

He was born Feb. 15, 1951, in Weirton and was a Protestant by faith. He was retired from the Follansbee Steel Co. and was a veteran where he served his country in Vietnam and the Philippines.

Surviving is his wife, Beth (Shute) Hooker; three sons, Joshua Hooker, Joseph C. Hooker, both of St. Marys, and Timoth Hooker of Indiana; two daughters, Jennifer C. Moore and JoJo Carlson, both of Washington; three brothers, Ronald Hooker and James Hooker, both of New Cumberland and William Hooker of Midway City, Cal.; two sisters, Stella Carothers of Cadiz, O. and Ila Hanlon of Weirton; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William F. Hooker and Christina (Toal) Swearington.

Funeral services were made by Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles Street, Wellsburg,where services were Nov. 27, at the funeral home with Rev. Harry Knight officiating. Interment was at Bennett Cemetery at Arvilla.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - April 4, 1902

Basil Hooper, son of Stephen and Elizabeth Hooper, died March 19, 1902, near Shawnee, after a very brief illness. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his demise, besides many relatives and friends, who sooner or later will have to answer the same unwelcome summons. He was a member of the Christian church. We laid his body to rest in the Zoar cemetery until the Judgement day.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - April 6, 1889

EMMA HOOPER

Article 1:
"Died, Sunday, March 30th, a little girl of Wm. Hooper of our vicinity, on Shawnee. The little girl had been turning the grindstone for her papa. She came in and set the teakettle on the stove and had kindled a fire in the stove, and after taking the teakettle off, fell with it on her lap, causing the boiling water to pour on her, which caused her death."

Article 2:
"Little Emma, daughter of Wm. Hooper, was burned fatally last Friday, by pulling a kettle full of boiling water on it. It died on Saturday, about 2 o'clock, and was interred in the grave yard near Wm. Shingleton's on Monday "

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 6, 2005

Sophie P. Hooper

Sophie Page Hooper, infant daughter of Andrew T. Hooper and Carrie Rispo of Williamstown, died April 4, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Meechelle Fair of Williamstown; her maternal grandparents, Ron and Eileen Rispo of Cleveland, Ohio; her paternal grandparents, Jim and Stephanie Hooper of St. Marys; and paternal great-grandparents, Bill and Margie Elder of St. Marys.

There will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Vienna is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 8, 2004

Samual F. Hopkins

Samual "Sam" F. Hopkins, 31, of Belpre passed away Aug. 7, 2004, at the Ohio University Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 19, 1972, in Marietta, a son of Rosella Hashman Hopkins of Belpre.

He is also survived by several aunts and uncles, George and Alice Hashman of St. Marys, Zelma Bowie of New Pointe, Mabel Cronin of Mingo Junction, Ohio, and Charlie and Zeta Hopkins of Vienna; and several cousins.

Sam was preceded in death by his aunt, Dorothy Hashman; and his grandparents.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre. Interment will follow at the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Ritchie County. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 6, 2010

Glenda Bennett Hormel

Glenda Bennett Hormel of West Alexandria, Ohio, formerly of Little Hocking, Ohio, passed away Dec. 31, 2009, in Middletown, Ohio.

She was a graduate of Ohio Valley Beauty College and worked as a cosmetologist at Fiesta Hair Salon and Sue McCloy's Beauty Salon.

Glenda is survived by two daughters, Amy Pauley of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Angelina Fletcher of Cayce, S.C.; two grandchildren, whom she adored, Sadie Stump and Pablo Resendiz-Fletcher. Also surviving are two sisters, Kim Snider of Little Hocking and Vicki Hudson of Belle Fontaine; eight brothers, Norman Bennett of Mineral Wells, Jerry Bennett of Reinersville, Roger Bennett of Walker, Ronald Lynch of Mineral Wells, Rick Deere of Parkersburg, John Deere of West Liberty, Bobby Barnes of Kentucky, and Wendell Barnes of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Denzil and Norma Bennett and Elocile Barnes and Ronald Lynch; one sister, Rhonda Collins.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Lambert Tatman Funeral Home, 1305 Washington Boulevard, Belpre, with Rev. Melvin Conley officiating. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, and until the time of services on Thursday. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery in St Marys, WV.

(Gerald Bills)


Barbara Braun Horner

Barbara Braun Horner, 50, of St. Marys died April 29, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 28, 1950, in Pleasants County, a daughter of Thomas D. Braun of St. Marys and the late Mary Smith Braun. She was employed by the Pleasants County Board of Education as a pre-kindergarten aide at the Belmont Elementary School. She attended French Creek Baptist Church, and was a member of Pleasants County School Service Personnel Association and the W.Va. School Service Personnel Association. She was a 1968 graduate of St. Marys High School.

Survivors include her husband, Larry W. Horner; one son, John Horner of Morgantown; one daughter, Heather Horner of St. Marys; two brothers, Larry G. Braun of Lubeck and Thomas W. Braun of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Paul E. Wilson officiating. Burial in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. today, from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Memorials may be made to Barbara Horner Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank, P.O. Box 180, St. Marys, W.Va. 26170.

(Michael Anderson)


Iva B. Horner

Iva B. Horner, 97, of Route 4, St. Marys died Jan. 20, 2002, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.

She was born Aug. 12, 1904, at Wick, Tyler County, WV, a daughter of the late Ingram Fordice and Ella Virginia Whaley Owens. She had attended various Baptist and Nazarene churches. Her interests included croqueting, reading the Bible, flowers, and gardening.

She is survived by one son, Carl W. Horner of St. Marys; one daughter-in-law, Belva Mae Heath of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Elaine McGee and her husband Harold of Reno, Ohio, Kenneth Horner and his wife Sandra of Washington, NC., and Larry Horner, Garry Horner and his wife Deborah, Norma Farson and her husband Joe and Linda Fetty and her husband Joe, all of St. Marys; 17 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Isa Virginia Brown and her husband Earl of Calcutta, OH; one brother, Creel Owens of Arkansas; and several nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hamond Lawrence Horner; one son, Norman Amel Horner; one daughter-in-law, Pearl Vanghn Horner; one granddaughter-in-law, Barbara Horner; two great-granddaughters, Erica Lynn Fetty and Linda Jo Farson; three brothers, Oren Owens, Cecil Owens and Raymond Owens; and one sister, Stella Elser.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial in Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Visitation is from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News March 26, 2009

Jo Lynn Cox Ankrom Horner

Jo Lynn Cox Ankrom Horner, 63, of Harrisville, died March 24, 2009, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born April 24, 1945, at St. Albans, W.Va., the daughter of the late Marvin K. and Miriam Frances Josephine Wiseman Cox.

Jo Lynn attended Tacketts Creek Grade School and graduated from Harrisville High School in 1963. She attended P.R.T. Technical School and graduated from Mountain State Business College in 1987. During high school, she worked at the Spot Restaurant in Harrisville. She worked in the garment factories in Harrisville, Cairo and Pennsboro and Colin Anderson Center, St. Marys.. She worked and retired from the F.B.I. Center, Clarksburg, as a statistical assistant. She was a member of Daughters of American Revolution and former Girl Scout. She was a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church, St. Albans, and attended Harrisville Baptist Church. She loved being around people and enjoyed sewing, farming, gardening and her cats.

She is survived by three children, Cheryl Yoak and husband, Curtis, of Mannington, Francis W. Ankrom of Pennsboro and Forrest D. Ankrom of Franklin, Ind.; two grandchildren, LaTrisha Dawnelle Yoak and Dakota Morgan Yoak; one sister, Miriam Katherine Jones of Baltimore, Md.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend and co-worker, Debbie Cook.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Keith Cox and Archie Robert Cox.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and from 9-11 a..m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 1, 2008

Lucille I. Horner

Lucille I. Horner, 90, of Pennsboro, departed this life Friday, May 30 , 2008, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 11, 1917, near Hebron in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Allen S. and Emma C. Jones McCullough. Lucille worked in the garment industry for 25 years at the former Myles Manufacturing of Pennsboro as a machine operator. She and her late husband had a passion for traveling and camping throughout the United States. Lucille was a faithful member of the Pennsboro Church of Christ.

She is survived by daughter, Rowena Fern (Francis) Sellers of Pennsboro; sons, Larry (Betty) Horner and Frank (Sara Jane) Horner Jr., both of Pennsboro; grandchildren, Sondra Griffith, Larry Horner Jr., Loren Sellers, Francis “Bud” Sellers, Mindy Davis, Ina Jenkins, Frank Horner III and Ross Cox; 12 great-grandchildren; step grandson, Trenton Gainer; three step great-grandchildren; and three step great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank Horner Sr.; brothers, Alva, Lawrence, Floyd and Kenneth McCullough; sisters, Vesta McCullough, Amy Leonard, Edna Smith and two infant sisters; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Pennsboro Church of Christ with Evangelist Andy Robison and Evangelist Terry Jones officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Finch, W.Va. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 19, 2005

Robert W. Horner

Robert W. Horner, 76, of St. Marys died Sept. 17, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born Oct. 17, 1928, in Seminole, Okla., a son of the late Charles and Carole Hendrickson Horner. He was a graduate of St. Marys High School and was an ironworker with membership in the Ironworkers Local 549 in Wheeling, W.Va.

He is survived by one daughter, Yvonne Little of St. Marys; two sons, Steve Horner and Doug Horner, both of St. Marys; granddaughter, Andrea Kathleen Eaton of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandson, Joshua Horner of St. Marys; two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Mikayla Horner; two sisters, Kathleen Varner of Williamstown and Virginia Markle of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Horner; and a brother, Don Horner.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 23, 2004

Evelyn Horton

PARKERSBURG - Evelyn S. Horton, 82, formerly of St. Marys, died Feb. 22, 2004, at the Eagle Point Nursing Home in Parkersburg.

She was born in Roane County, a daughter of the late Coral and Minnie Phillips Street. She attended the Gilmore High School in Sandyville, W.Va., and worked in Akron, Ohio, for an aircraft company during World War II. She had also worked for the Parkersburg Silk Mill. She enjoyed traveling, camping and going on cruises.

Survivors include two brothers, William H. Street of Charleston and Hershall "H.O." Street of Belpre; two sisters, Kitty Carson of Buckhannon, W.Va., and Charlotte Epling of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; and several loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Arthur Horton, in 1975; three brothers, John Paul, Ronald Charles and Gerald Raymond Street; and a sister, Lois Elaine Hinzman.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Mark Eaton and the Rev. Bill Street officiating. Burial will follow in the Rockland Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - May 2, 1935

MRS. ELIZA HOSKINS

Mrs. Eliza Hoskins, aged 86, died Tuesday April 30, at the home of her son, William, on Cow Creek. Funeral services will be held at the Willow Island Baptist Church this Thursday afternoon.

(Note-Daughter of Hiram Campbell and Rebecca Miller Campbell. Born 10/22/1848)

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - January 4, 1940

WILLIAM HOSKINS

William Hoskins was born July 18, 1869, and departed this life December 31, 1939, age 70 years. He was a life long resident of Calf Creek. The only relatives who survive are some uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were conducted at Calf Creek Church of Christ, Tuesday, January 2, by R. L. Dotson of St. Marys, interment in Campbell cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 5, 2005

Anna-Marie Houser

Anna-Marie Erica Renee Houser, infant daughter of Joyel E. Houser of St. Marys and Timothy J. Knight of Parkersburg, was stillborn on April 3, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by maternal grandparents, Lewis and Renee Houser of St. Marys; paternal grandparents, Larry Knight of Parkersburg and Kim Jenkins of Belpre; maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Straight of Belmont; paternal great-grandparents, Imogene and Gene Knight of Parkersburg; paternal great-grandmother, Betty Conger of Belpre; aunts and uncles, Lewis and Jenny Houser of Mineral Wells and Christopher and Christina Houser of St. Marys; and cousins, Mikey Dennis-Houser, Matthew Houser, Trenton Houser, Dalton Houser and Trinity Houser.

Graveside funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery with Pastor Larry Parker officiating.

Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is in charge of arrangements

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle January 27, 1911

ROBERT HOUSER DIES

Robert E. Lee Houser died at his house on Washington Street, this city, at about six o'clock January 25 of Bright Disease.

The deceased was born in Pleasants County, the son of Jacob Abraham and Maartha Jane Houser who have long since preceded him to the grave.

He was first married to Miss Sarah Miller and to this union was born seven children, six of whom survive him. He was married the second time to Miss Weltha Weekly who with his two children, three brothers and one sister also survive him.

Funeral services were conducted at the home at 3 p. m. Thursday. The interment took place in the St. Marys Cemetery, Rev. L. M. Mitchell officiating.

(Note GEB: According to census records and death registers, Robert E. Lee Houser's father was David A. Houser and Jacob A. Houser was his grandfather. David A. Houser is also buried in the St. Marys Cemetery.)

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle January 7, 2008

Carol Green Barkwill Howard

Carol Green Barkwill Howard, 83, died at Sistersville General Hospital Jan. 2, 2009.

She was born Dec. 21, 1925, in St. Marys to the late Eugene L. and Estelle Houser Green.

She is survived by her sons, Brooks K. Barkwill and James W. Barkwill II; stepson, Jeff Howard; stepdaughter, Debbie Metz; three grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lt. Col. James w. Barkwill; her second husband, Harold L. Howard; her middle son, John V. Barkwill; and aunts Bonnie Green and Gladys Deering.

A private graveside ceremony and interment was conducted by Jarvis Funeral Home at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery Jan. 5.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader May 4, 1917

Henry Howell

Henry Howell, a civil war veteran and an aged citizen of Union District, died at his home near Raven Rock on Monday evening in his 71st year. The funeral was held at New Bethel on Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Chas E. Fogle. [Note: Company "I", 194th Ohio Infantry].

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - April 18, 1902

Marion Howell

Marion Howell, a young man, of Lytton, died very suddenly at his home on last Sunday. His death was a great shock, as he was over at Raven Rock Saturday, and was apparently enjoying splendid health.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader June 30, 2007

Paul E. Howell

Paul Emerson Howell, 85, passed away Monday, June 25, 2007 in St. Marys, WV. He was born, March 19, 1922, in Pleasants Co., WV a son of the late Floyd and Leona Northcraft Howell. Paul was a member of the George Street Church of Christ, St. Marys, WV.

He is survived by his daughter, Beverly Bierce, one granddaughter, Angela Murphy, four great grandchildren, Ashton, Austin, Timothy, Storm, all of Florida, one brother, Charles Howell, and one sister, Ruby Bowen, both of Weirton, WV.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jackie, two brothers, Kenneth Howell, Harold Howell, and one sister, Lil Howell.

Private services will be held at the request of the family. Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys is assisting the family.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasance County Leader - April 6, 1906

Gone to His Reward

James Hoy died Sunday evening at 10 o'clock at his home near Parish.

His death was not at all unexpected as he has been confined to his home for the past year.

Mr. Hoy was seventy-four years old and is survived by a wife and two children.

The funeral occurred Sunday March 25 at the Lemley Cemetery. The family has the sympathy of the entire community.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 12, 2005

James W. Hoy

James W. Hoy, 86, of Vienna passed away July 11, 2005, at his residence.

He was born May 4, 1919, in St. Marys, a son of the late Albert D. and Marie West Hoy. He worked for the Wayne County Board of Education and retired from the Wood County Board of Education as the Parkersburg High School Big Red Band Director. He was a Presbyterian by faith and a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by one daughter, Janet Wright of Cheyenne, Wyo.; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Cyrus Hoy of Rochester, N.Y.; and his caregivers, Peggy Davis, Paula Cox and Ragina Pegg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma June Cook Hoy; one daughter, Nola Thornton; and two sisters, Leah Brisbane and Mary Marie Hoy.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, with Pastor Ray Seebaugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in St. Marys. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Visit the online guest register at http://www.lamberttatman.com/.

(Gerald Bills)


Marrietta Times August 17, 2004

Eugene F. Huck

LOWELL - Eugene Francis Huck, 23, of Lowell died Sunday (Aug. 15, 2004) as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born Dec. 22, 1980, in Marietta to Roger and Patricia Huck Waers. He was a 2000 graduate of Fort Frye High School and a 2003 graduate of Washington State Community College, with a degree in criminal justice and law enforcement. He was employed by the St. Marys Correctional Institute and prior to that had worked at Sponey's IGA. He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, where he had been a member of Parish Council and served as altar boy. He was a member of Churchtown K of C and Sons of the American Legion at Lowell. Eugene had helped coach junior high football at Fort Frye and was currently helping coach the Lowell Patriot Youth team. He enjoyed golfing.

He is survived by his mother, sister, Beth Huck, and paternal grandmother, Lucille Waers, all of Zanesville; maternal grandmother, Grace Huck, with whom he made his home, uncle, Kenneth Huck, aunt Elaine (David) Arnold and their children, Todd, Tonya and Tiffany, all of Lowell; and a close friend, Kendra West of Newport, as well as many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; grandfather, Francis Huck; uncle, Ron Waers; and aunt, Marie C. Huck.

Funeral liturgy with Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Lowell, with the Rev. Timothy Huffman as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call today at the Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. today.

Donations may be made to the L-A Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 406, Lowell, Ohio 45744.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 13, 2010

Gladys G. K. Hudgins

Gladys G. K. Hudgins, 91, of St. Marys, W.Va., died on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at Marietta, Ohio.

Gladys was born on Oct. 20, 1918, in Harrisville, W.Va., a daughter to the late James W. and Jessie F. Tingler Gill. She was a graduate of Harrisville High School with the class of 1937, and also the West Virginia Business College, Clarksburg, W.Va. She was a member of the Madison United Methodist Church, Madison, Va., where she was also a member of the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by a son, David L. Knight (Nancy), Smithville, W.Va.; stepson, William C. Hudgins (Wilda), Gallestin, Tenn.; grandsons, Brian Knight (Chris), Greg Knight (Marsha), both of Harrisville, and great-grandchildren, Jordan, Ashley, Benjamin, and Zachary Knight.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Hudgins; sister, Merle G. Verbick and brother, James Gill.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery with the Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Friends may call at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, from 4-8 p.m. today.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - June 30, 1899

"Miss Mahala Hudkins, age 16, died of consumption at her home near Calcutta. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Bathiel Hudkins."

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 21, 2007

Howard B. Hudkins

Howard B. Hudkins, 94, of Cedar Grove Personal Care and formally of Pennsboro, W.Va., passed away Sept. 19, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Pleasants County, a son of the late John and Bessie Shannon Hudkins. He was retired from Mid Atlantic Glass Co. in Ellenboro, was a member of the Pennsboro American Legion and Eagles Club, was a World War II Army veteran and a Methodist by faith.

Howard is survived by two sons, John L. Hudkins and wife, Dena, of Pennsboro, James H. and wife, Patsy, of Goodletsville, Tenn.; one daughter, Betty A. Doan and her husband, Randy, of Parkersburg; five grandsons, Brian and wife, Michelle Keith, Mark and wife, Susan Keith, James H. II and wife, Diana, Tad and Spencer Hudkins; one stepgrandson, Randall Doan II and wife, Mellisa; and three great-granddaughters, Alexis, Morgan and Hayden.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty N. Ball Hudkins; one sister; and one brother.

Funeral services will be noon Saturday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, with the Rev. Allen Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from noon to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, with military honors at 8 p.m. today by the American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

(Gerald Bills)


Kathryn P. Huether

Kathryn P. Huether, 60, of St. Marys, died Dec. 3, 2001.

She was born in Camden, N.J., a daughter of the late Patrick and Caroline Archer Gismondi. She had been employed at the Trump Arena in Atlantic City, N.J.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Fritz Huether; three sons; one brother, Thomas Gismondi, of New Jersey.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys. Pastor John Strimer will officiate. There will be no visitation.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News May 20, 2005

Alfred S. Huff

Alfred S. Huff, 66, of Parkersburg died May 19, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 6, 1938, in Berlin, N.J., a son of the late Samuel Alfred and Alice Robinson Huff. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War. He loved antique cars.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lois Cox Huff; two daughters, Kim Mills of Orlando, Fla., and Virginia Mahaffey of Kentucky; one stepdaughter, Jodi Davis of Ashland, Ky.; five grandchildren, Zach, Bekah, Joshua, Jenna and Jessop; two sisters, Lois Yates of Virginia and Ruth Iuliano of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. William Yates officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery, 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. Saturday and 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 25, 2005

Annabelle L. Huff

Annabelle L. Huff, 53, of Sistersville died Jan. 24, 2004, at home.

She was born Oct. 3, 1951, in Woodsfield, Ohio, a daughter of James Conger of Woodsfield and the late Rebecca Park Conger. She was a certified nursing assistant at Wetzel County Hospital, a member of the Sistersville Nazarene Church and a member of the Sistersville VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard E. Huff; sons, David (Johanna) Huff and Derek (Mary) Huff, all of Sistersville; stepdaughter, Rhonda Bennett of St. Marys; grandchildren, Michael and Madison Huff, KaraLoraye and Karenann; a stepgranddaughter, Stacey Cathers; one stepgreat-grandson, Thad; and brothers, John, James, Ike, Henry and David Conger of Woodsfield.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Conger; and a sister, Melissa Cooper.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with the Rev. Dennis Shirer officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with a Ladies Auxiliary of VFW 6327 at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader October 21, 2006

Stanley D. Huffman

Stanley Dane Huffman, 86, of 390 S. Smyser Rd., Wooster, OH, died Oct. 12, 2006, at Akron Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 30, 1919, at Indian Camp, WV, the son of Clarence E. and Ressie Cutright Huffman. He graduated .from Buckhannon-Upshur High School and Potomac State College. After college, he worked for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad until the end of World War II. At that time, he moved to Wooster and started employment at Rubbermaid Corp., where he was director of quality control for many years, until he retired in 1984. "Stan," as he was called, was an avid sportsman, having hunted and fished throughout the U. S. and Canada. He was a long-time member of the Killbuck Ohio Sportsman CIub. He was one of the founders and shareholders in the Wayne County Speedway. At a recent Founders Day ceremony, he was honored for his long-time interest and support and was inducted into the Speedway Hall of Fame. He was an active member of New Pittsburgh United Methodist church.

He is survived by two sons, Edsel (Wanda of Fredericksburg, OH; Gail (Lydia) of Orville, OH; three daughters, Jane Wertz (Kenny) of Holmesville, OH, Susan Arbogast (Pete) of Rocky Mount, VA, and Karen Kovach (Randy) of Bradenton, FL; sister, Louise Wherry of St. Marys; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgranddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Mavadell Zickefoose; his second wife, Emma Hatfield; and a son-in-law, Sam Lemon. Services were Oct. 16 at McIntire, Davis, Greene Funeral Home in Wooster with the Rev. John Heavilan officiating. Internment was in Prairie Township Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Alfaretta Cronin Jemison Huggins

Alfaretta Cronin Jemison Huggins, 82, of Route 3, St. Marys died Jan. 6, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born May 12, 1918, in Williamstown, a daughter of the late Velara Wolfe. She was a member of the Naish Springs Church of Christ, loved to cook, gardening and most of all she enjoyed her family.

Survivors include two children, Joan Higgins and her husband Ralph, and Bill Jemison and his wife Louwannah, all of St. Marys; one stepdaughter, Sue Smittle and her husband John of Vienna; four grandchildren, Colleen Williams, Scott Jemison and Tony Jemison, all of St. Marys, and Diana Hudkins of Parkersburg; one stepgrandson, John M. Smittle of Davisville, W.Va.; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several cousins.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Jemison; and her second husband, Okey Huggins.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Willow Island Baptist Church, Willow Island, W.Va., the Rev. Bill Jemison officiating. Burial in Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island. Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys and from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

(Michael Anderson)


St. Marys Oracle January 23, 1958

MRS. BERTHA E. HUGGINS

Mrs. Bertha Ellen Huggins, 81, widow of Charles J. Huggins, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jame Francis on Green Run, Jan. 18. She was a daughter of the late William H. and Sarah Cumblidge Shingleton, born in Pleasants county, July 24, 1876.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Francis, two sons, Dennis and Homer Huggins both of Canton, one sister, Mrs. Louise Higgins of St. Marys; three brothers, Oliver, Andrew and Clark Shingleton, all of St. Marys, R. F. D.; several grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral service was held at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. with burial in the Shingleton cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle November 8, 1936

CHARLES J. HUGGINS

Charles J. Huggins, aged 60 years, died at his home on Shawnee Sunday evening, November 1, following a brief illness of pneumonia.

He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. James Francis of this city, and three sons, Homer Huggins of Marietta, O.; Dennis Huggins, of Akron, O.; and Glen Huggins, whose whereabouts are unknown; also a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 o’clock Wednesday at the family home, Rev. C. B. Johnson, pastor of the St. Marys Methodist Protestant Church, officiating. Interment in the Shingleton cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 3, 2009

Minnie V. Huggins

Minnie Virginia Huggins, 96, of Belmont, passed away April 1, 2009, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 3, 1912, in Wood County, a daughter of the late George W. and Mattie Anderson Moore.

Minnie was a homemaker and took care of others in their homes throughout her entire adult life. She enjoyed playing cards and quilting. She formerly attended the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church, Waverly.

She is survived by one daughter, Elsie Dornan and husband, Tom, of Waverly; three sons, Richard Garrison and wife, Dorothy, and Russell and Ray Garrison, all of Waverly; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Forrest Garrison; her second husband, Carl Huggins; one daughter, Judy Jackson; two sons, Jack and Archie Garrsion; five daughters-in-law, Donna, Edith, Charlotte, Dottie and Lucille Garrison; three sisters; and four brothers.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, with Pastor Randy Dornon officiating.. Interment will follow at the Corbin Cemetery, Bull Run Road, Waverly. The family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to services Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - January 29, 2004

Dr. Francis Hughes

ST. MARYS - Dr. Francis H. Hughes, 83, of St. Marys died Jan. 27, 2004, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Spencer, a son the late Francis H. Sr. and Lenora Alice Gray Hughes. He graduated from Pullman High School, Salem College and George Washington School of Medicine. He took his internship and orthopedic residency at the Walter Reed General Hospital. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II, enlisting from 1942-1945, where he was stationed in Germany. After he was discharged, he re-enlisted in the Army from 1950-1958. He worked in Chicago as an orthopedist before he moved to Parkersburg in 1961 and from 1961-1979 he worked at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital as an orthopedist. In July of 1979, he moved his office to St. Marys and retired in 1992. He served 19 years with the Army National Guard and retired with the rank of Colonel. He was a member of the St. John's Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Zepora Morgan Hughes; seven children, Jessie Phillip Hughes of Flushing, Ohio, Paula Moine of Clarksburg, W.Va., Michael F. Hughes and his wife, Janet Gould, of Romney, W.Va., David E. Hughes of Charleston, W.Va., Lora Anne Hughes of Galway, Ireland, Captain Thomas Morgan Hughes of Middlebourne and Emily H. Decker and her husband, Kenneth, of Arvilla, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Verlie Mitchell, Vina Stull, Gladys Davidson, Eula Hall and Fanny Hughes; and three brothers, Russell Lowell Hughes, Roy Hughes and Earl Jones Hughes.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Johns Catholic Church, St. Marys, with Father Thomas Karachira officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - September 25, 1923

"MRS. MASSIE HUGHS"

"On Sept. 13 the icy hand of death touched the Willow community and claimed for its victim one of our best and most respected aged ladies, Massie Hughs.

She was born March 13, 1830, aged 93 years and 7 months.

She leaves a son and two daughters besides a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Her husband preceded her some years ago.

She joined the Christian Church when quite young and lived a good Christian and did not fear death. She had often said when it is God's will to take me, I am ready to go. She will be missed in the community as well as in the home. She was a kind and loving lady and a true friend.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Church at Willow conducted by Rev. C. E. Fogle of St. Marys. Interment was made in the home cemetery."

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader January 22, 2005

Loraline Hunter

Loraline Hunter, 61, of Belmont, died Jan. 17, 2005 at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Dec. 15, 1943 in Friendly to the late Howard and Virgie Haught Dalrymple. She was a member of the Mt. Nebo Church of Christ, Bens Run.

She is survived by one son, Rick A. Hunter of St. Marys; one daughter, Carmen Morrell of St. Marys; one brother, Rodney Dalrymple of Friendly; one sister, Sharon Dalrymple of St. Marys; and a granddaughter, Hila Morrell.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were Thursday at the Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville with the Evangelist John Keith officiating. Entombment was in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Bens Run.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle November 30, 2005

Richard Hunter, 66, of Belmont, WV passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg, WV.

He was born Sept. 28, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Herbert Halsey Hunter and Mamie Fenimore. He retired from Koppers Corp. in Pittsburgh, PA as a security supervisor and was a Veteran of the Navy.

Hunter attended the Mt. Nebo Church of Christ, Bens Run, WV.

He is survived by son, Rick (Carol) Hunter of St. Marys, WV; daughter Carmen (Mack) Morrell of St. Marys, WV; granddaughter, Hila Morrell; sister, Helen Quinn of Paden City, WV; several nieces and nephews and his dog, Grandpuppy "Cutie".

He is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Halsey Hunter and Mamie Fenimore; step-father Perry Fenimore; wife Loraline Dalrymple Hunter, Jan. 17, 2005; brother, Herbie Hunter; and sisters, Doris Brazell and Lorraine Rollins.

Calling hours were Monday, November 28 at Myers Funeral Home in Sistersville, WV.

Services were Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Evangelist John Keith Officiating. Burial at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Bens Run.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times October 12, 2006

Freda Louise Gibson Hupp

LOWELL — Freda Louise Gibson Hupp, 96, of Lowell, died Tuesday (Oct. 10, 2006) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 6, 1909, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to Martin Luther and Ora Nettie Groghan Gibson. Freda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker and loved sewing.

She is survived by two sons, Roger E. Hupp of Lowell and Roy L. Hupp (Ingrid) of Caldwell; seven grandchildren, Alesia Barker of Colorado Springs, Colo., Randall W. Hupp (Karen) of Lowell, Myra L. Burchard (Gary) of St. Marys, W.Va., Anita L. Gamier (Daryl) of Lower Salem, Reta L. Crum (Paul) of San Antonio, Texas, Michelle R. Carpenter (Ben) of Lowell, and Regina D. Lake (Marty) of Beverly; several great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Patterson of Atlanta, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Hall Hupp on July 11, 1982; they had been married on August 1, 1936. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Corbett officiating. There will be visitation two hours prior to services. Burial will be in Valley Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the L-A Fire & Rescue Squad.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 28, 2008

Richard Bert “Dick” Hupp

Richard Bert “Dick” Hupp, 67, of St. Marys, went home Sunday, April 27, 2008, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Pleasants County on Jan. 13, 1941, a son of the late Paul and Dorothy Hupp. Dick graduated from St. Marys High School in 1958. He also earned degrees from Salem College and West Virginia University. Dick began his career in 1964 with the West Virginia Department of Welfare and continued to work in the mental health field until his retirement from Westbrook Health Services in 2002. He was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church and a friend of Bill W. Dick was a former little league coach and an assistant Boy Scout leader of Troop 28. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed attending all of their various activities. He also loved traveling, golfing, cruising and spending his winters in Florida. Dick married the love of his life, Sharon (Fitzpatrick) in 1961 and they had two children, Kristina Carpenter and Richard B. Hupp Jr. Pop will be sadly missed by his four grandchildren, Allie and Derek Carpenter and Erika and Dylan Hupp.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Pam Shuman officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates in Eureka, W.Va. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Housecalls Hospice, 1601 Garfield Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101 or Pleasants County Relay for Life, c/o Carrie Carder, P.O. Box 117, Belmont, WV 26134 or St. Marys United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 100, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 31, 2006

Venadella L. Hurst

Venadella L. “Vernie” Hurst, 78, of Parkersburg died May 29, 2006, at her residence.

She was born in Tyler County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Benjamin and Emma Bennett Kaul. She had worked for several years as a nursing assistant at the Love and Care Personal Care Home and was a member of the Camden Avenue Church of Christ.

She is survived by her sisters, Margaret Guzell of Burgettstown, Pa., and Rebecca Reef of St. Marys, W.Va.; and her niece, Rebecca Jean Cross and her husband, David, of Sistersville, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Peter, Herman and James Kaul; and her sisters, Elizabeth Summers and Jean Patchen.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Evangelist Andy Robison officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times - February 9, 2004

Gladys Francis Hutchison

NEW MATAMORAS - Gladys Francis Hutchison, 88, of New Matamoras Route 3 died at 11:55 p.m. Friday (Feb. 6, 2004) at Heartland of Marietta.

She was born July 28, 1915, in Meigs County to William and Edith Sayre Heiney. She retired from New Matamoras Elementary School after 18 years. She was a member of New Matamoras United Methodist Church, New Matamoras United Methodist Women, the All Faith Choir, and Matamoras Good Neighbor Senior Citizens.

She is survived by two sons, William R. Hutchison and his wife, Mary Edith, of New Matamoras and John Hutchison Jr. and his wife, Sharon, of New Matamoras; four daughters, Nancy A. Warner and her husband, Richard, of Burgettstown, Pa., Betty J. Hartshorn and her husband, Norman, of New Matamoras, Eileen Grimes of New Matamoras and Deborah S. Decker and her husband, John, of New Matamoras; 20 grandchildren, Christy Welch of Texas, Jeff Warner and his wife, Doreen, Polly Skarupa and her husband, Michael, and Rachel Blosser, all of Burgettstown, Jeanette Richardson of Imperial, Pa., Brenda Blanchard and her husband, Fred, of Midway, Pa., Linda Warner of Chandler, Ariz., Felicia Butts and her husband, Cliff, of Langeloth, Pa., Bill Hutchison, Krisi Decker, Terry Gautschi and her husband, Dan, all of New Matamoras, Mike Hutchison and his wife, Dee, Greg Hutchison and his wife, Montell, Rich Hutchison and his wife, Michelle, Cheryl Stokel and her husband, Todd, all of Marietta, John Hutchison and his wife, Angie, of St. Marys, W.Va., Doug Hartshorn and his wife, Judy, Nikki Ruble and her husband, Todd, all of Newport, Kimi Decker of Columbus and Sam Grimes and his wife, Cathy, of Sardis; 37 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roy Heiney of Marietta, Jack Heiney and his wife, Ruth, of Beavertown, Ohio, and Bill Heiney and his wife, Jean, of Akron; one sister, Juanita Beaver and her husband, Neil, of Beavertown; and several nieces and nephews.

On Oct. 5, 1940, she married John Forrest Hutchison. He died on Dec. 7, 1954. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, George, Robert and Don Heiney; one grandson, Steve Grimes; and one granddaughter, Kathy Sue Hutchison.

Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hadley Funeral Homes, New Matamoras Chapel, with the Rev. James Schoonover officiating. Burial is in Matamoras Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - November 9, 1906

SUICIDE AT INFIRMARY

George Hyley, age 21, an indigent person of weak mind committed suicide last Friday afternoon at the county infirmary by hanging himself in an outbuilding, using a cotton clothes line attached to a rafter. He had been an inmate ten years. The tragedy occurred about 11 o'clock Friday. The last time the infirmary agent, Mr. Wagner saw him alive was about 10 o'clock. County Corner Steere was summoned that afternoon and held an inquest, which was conducted at Belmont.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - October 16, 1903

Obituary - Hultz

Henry E. Hultz died at his home in this city Saturday at the ripe old age of 80 years. He was born in Allegheny county , Pa., April 5, 1824. On May 21, 1850, he was united in marriage to Margaret J. McAllister of Steubenville, O.

They continued their residence in Pennsylvania until 1860, when they moved to Wood county, W. Va., near Williamstown, where they remained until two years ago when they came here.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Newton Ogden, of this city, and Mrs. O. M. Sarber, of Parkersburg. The deceased was converted and joined the Baptist church in his 16th year, and was an active worker in the church all his life.

The remains were taken Monday morning to Bethel church near Waverly where a funeral service was by Rev. O. H. Downing of this city assisted by Rev. Cost of Williamstown. The service was largely attended, a host of sorrowing friends being present as a mark of respect.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times May 22, 2008

Sharon Lee Hutchison

NEW MATAMORAS — Sharon Lee Hutchison, 64, of New Matamoras passed away peacefully at home at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 20, 2008) after a nine-year battle with cancer.

She was born April 19, 1944, in Marietta to Lucy (Hoff) Brown and Carl Edward Brown Sr. She was a graduate of Newport High School. She was also a graduate of Columbus Business University in Columbus, Ohio.

She worked for Olin Matheson Corporation until she quit to raise her family. She was a member of the New Matamoras United Methodist Church. She was a den leader for the Cub Scout Pack and secretary for Boy Scout Troop 250. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

Sharon is survived by her loving husband John Hutchison of almost 44 years; her dad, Carl Edward Brown Sr. of Newport; her three sons, Johnny Hutchison (Angie) of St. Marys, W.Va., Greg Hutchison (Montell) of Reno, Ohio, and Rick Hutchison (Michelle) of Baltimore, Ohio; six grandchildren, Cody Hutchison and Tyler Hutchison of St. Marys, W.Va., Holly Hutchison and Hunter Hutchison of Reno, Ohio, Olivia Hutchison and Averie Hutchison of Baltimore, Ohio. She is also survived by her brother, Eddie Brown of Newport, Ohio; her sister, Penny Drain and brother-in-law Tom Drain of Ann Arbor, Mich.; her sister-in-law, Debbie Decker and brother-in-law, John Decker of New Matamoras; her brother-in-law, Bill Hutchison and sister-in-law, Mary Edith Hutchison of New Matamoras; her sister-in-law, Nancy Warner and brother-in-law, Dick Warner of Cherry Valley, Pa.; special cousin, Connie Ruble of Newport; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucy Brown on Jan. 13, 1990; an infant daughter, Kathy Sue Hutchison on Dec. 19, 1966; grandparents, Ophelia and John Hoff; and grandparents, Arnold and Lennie Brown.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Newport United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dave Martin officiating. There will be viewing at the church one hour prior to the services with interment in the Newport Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras.

(Gerald Bills)


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