"J" Obituaries   
 


Pleasants County Leader March 26, 2005

David R. Jackson

David R. Jackson, 60, of Gardendale, Ala., and formerly of Cairo, died following a brief illness March 21, 2005, at Birmingham, AL.

He was born Oct. 21, 1944, at Parkersburg to Olin D. Jackson of Harrisville and the late LuLu Jackson. He was a retired truck driver for Landstar Corp. of Birmingham and was a graduate of Cairo High School with the Class of 1962. He was a member of the Teamsters Union in Alabama and Cairo Lodge 114 AF&AM. He was commander of the FAL of American Legion Post . 255, Fultondale, AL, and was a member of Gateway Baptist Church of Gardendale.

He is survived by a son, Darryl Jackson of Oneonta, AL; daughter, Theresa Butcher of Arvilla; fiancee, Pat Price of Gardendale; stepdaughters, Nancy Chesser and Wanda Newport, both of Birmingham; a brother, Ralph D. Jackson of Cairo; a sister, Sue Byrd of Belleville; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Jackson, and a stepson.

Graveside services were Saturday at the 100F Cemetery at Cairo, with the Rev. Scott Stewart officiating.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 18, 2005

John T. Jackson

John Thomas Jackson, 75, of Belmont, W.Va., passed away June 16, 2005.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Hunt Cemetery near Big Bend, W.Va.

Stump Funeral Home of Grantsville is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 17, 2009

Norville W. Jackson

Norville W. "Bud" Jackson, 66, of Route 1, St. Marys, W.Va., Glendale Community, departed this life on Friday, May 15, 2009, at Parkersburg.

Bud was born on Aug. 17, 1942, at Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Norville E. "Pig" and Clara J. Bunner Jackson. He was retired from Cytec, Willow Island Plant, with 39 years of service and was a graduate of the former Harrisville High School with the class of 1960.

He was a member of the Cairo Masonic Lodge No. 114, A.F.&A.M. and was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Marietta Bible Center of Marietta.

He is survived by his wife, Diana M. Smith Evans Jackson; sons, Darren (Sherri) Jackson of Horner, W.Va., and Mark Jackson of Marlinton, W.Va.; stepchildren, Robbie (Josie) Evans and Cindy (Paul) Lemon, all of Mineral Wells, and Kimberly (Sam) McClead of Parkersburg; brother, Robert (Deloris) Jackson of Harrisville, W.Va.; mother-in-law, Nannie Smith of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Ryan, Morgan, Aaron, Kayla and Tyler Jackson; and stepgrandchildren, Tyler, Cecily and Coleman Evans, Tiffany Lemon and Samantha McClead.

In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlotte L. Harper Jackson.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with the Rev. Robert Perine officiating. Interment will be in the Terry Cemetery near Glendale in Ritchie County, W.Va. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 15, 2004

Elva L. Jaggers

Elva Lee Jaggers, 83, of Harrisville died Oct. 13, 2004, at her residence.

She was born July 30, 1921, in Harrisville, the daughter of the late Jeffery D. and Anna Belle Grimes Stanley.

Mrs. Jaggers worked in the manufacturing industry in Baltimore, Md., during World War II and she was a homemaker and avid gardener. She attended the First Apostolic Church, Harrisville.

She is survived by one son, Virgil Jaggers of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; four daughters, Anna Jane Swadley, Linda Hupp and Donna Miller, all of Harrisville, and Charlotte Cunningham of Streetsboro, Ohio; one sister, Thelma Dutton of St. Marys; eight grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy A. Jaggers; four brothers, Howard, Edward, Robert and Charles Stanley; and two sisters, Alma Progin and Evelyn Stanley.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Connie Mossor and Pastor Bud Corbin officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today, 1-9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 4, 2006

Parkersburg News June 18, 2007

Edith E. James

Edith E. "Tootie" James, 79, of Parkersburg went to be with her Lord June 16, 2007.

She was born in Wood County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Earl W. and Goldie Atkinson Brookover.

She had at one time been employed by Bobier T.V. and had attended Fellowship Baptist Church and Faith Baptist Church. Tootie was a loving mother and sister and loved her home and family.

She is survived by her sons, Randall James and Trisha of Willow Island, W.Va., and Michael James and Mary of New Jersey; one grandson, Noah James of Terra Alta, W.Va.; three brothers, Jim Brookover and Ina of Barlow, Ohio, Michael Brookover of Vienna and Joe Brookover and Janet of Vienna; and two sisters, Mary Ann Valentine and Leon of Parkersburg and Susie Hornbeck and Joe of Blue Goose, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Quentin F. James; two brothers, Charles Brookover and Earl ‘‘Bud’’ Brookover; and one sister, Pauline Brannon.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg, with the Rev. Leon Valentine and the Rev. Matt Hornbeck officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 4, 2006

Linda J. James

Linda J. James, 63, of Washington, W.Va., departed this life on Monday, April 3, 2006, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

Linda was born on July 16, 1942, at Greenfield, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ora and Lydia Miller Cooper. She had been employed in the garment industry by the former Myles Manufacturing of Pennsboro, and at the former Colin Anderson Center at St. Marys as a nurse’s aide. For the past 10 years, she was employed by the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in housekeeping and later as a licensed practical nurse.

She is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Jesse and Dianne James of Harrisville, Douglas C. James and Brian James, both of Greenwood, W.Va., Long Run Community; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Steve Davis of Pennsboro; and grandchildren, Mallory and Joshua James and Corey and Shane Davis.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by a sister, Sue Ann Cooper.

Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Elder Larry Cottrill officiating. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials in the name of Linda James are preferred to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 5, 2007

William T. James Jr.

William T. James Jr. of Coolville, Ohio, was promoted into the presence of the Lord on May 4, 2007, after a long and debilitating illness.

William (Junior) James was born in Belmont, W.Va., the only son of William Tell James and Susan Ellodene James of Ravenswood.

Bill is survived by his wife, Nina M. James; his two children, Susan M. Mays of Zebulon, N.C., and William R. James of Kissimmee, Fla.; his father, William Tell James of Ravenswood; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Ellodene James.

Bill graduated from Ravenswood High School in 1950 and later, in 1956, from West Virginia University, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in agricultural engineering and was a licensed professional civil engineer. Bill was also a veteran of the United States Air Force where he achieved the rank of Captain and served as a radio control operations officer.

Bill was employed as a civil engineer with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Soil Conservation Service. Bill retired in 1987 after 30 years of service, and the construction of over 32 flood control dams in West Virginia. Bill also provided private engineering services to local individuals and companies as the sole proprietor of Bethel Engineering.

Bill was an active member of the Monongalia County Wireless Association, where he served as treasurer, vice president and president of the Association. Bill also served as vice president and president of the West Virginia State Radio Council and as the emergency coordinator for the American Radio Relay League. In 1984, Bill received the Outstanding Amateur Radio Award at West Virginia’s State ARRL Convention for his service in mobilizing ham radio operators in response to actual emergencies involving severe weather, floods, lost persons and tornados.

Bill was an active member of the Riverside Apostolic Church in Morgantown and United Penecostal Church of Middleport, Ohio, where he played guitar and was a Sunday School teacher. Bill was an avid guitar player, fan of both gospel and country music and enjoyed playing and singing very much.

Bill was a loving husband, father and faithful friend. To those who knew him well, he will be remembered for his love of life, his positive “can do” attitude and service to others.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Delton Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 29, 2008

Glenn M. Jameson

Glenn M. Jameson, 71, of Parkersburg, passed away Dec. 27, 2008, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 16, 1937, in Ritchie County, a son of the late Clinton J. and Flossie V. Chalfant Jameson. Glenn retired from Walker of Parkersburg, where he was known as "Pops." He enjoyed genealogy, art and bike riding. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Parkersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Inez Stephan Jameson whom he married on Dec. 31, 1959; three daughters, Gabrielle Allen of Davisville, Kristin Walker (Troy) of Washington, W.Va., and Melissa Jameson of Parkersburg; five sons, Timothy Jameson (Crystal) of Ritchie County, Steven Jameson (Melanie) of Waverly, Michael Jameson (Sondra) of Lancaster, Ohio, Richard Jameson (Patricia) of Parkersburg and Adam Jameson (Rosie) of Mapleton, Utah; three sisters, Helen Eddy of Parkersburg, Marjorie Cunningham of Marietta and Grace Cox of Pleasants County, W.Va.; one brother, Howard Jameson of California; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2515 Capital Drive, south Parkersburg, with Bishop Mark Long officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. Full military honors at the grave will be conducted by American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 7, 2006

Beulah L. Jamison

Beulah L. Jamison, 89, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Parkersburg, where she had resided for the past six years.

She was born July 17, 1917, in Hillsboro, W.Va., a daughter of the late William Sterling Price Beane and Anna McCoy Beane.

On May 12, 1939, she married Dencil P. Jamison. While Dencil was serving his country in World War II, Beulah remained home raising the family and taking care of the farm.

She is survived by one daughter, Arlene Corbett and husband, Robert, of Belpre; two sons, Sterling Jamison and wife, Joyce, of North Jackson, Ohio, and Dale Keith Jamison and wife, Donna, of Grafton, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Mark, Matthew, Jon, Devin, Kelly and Kyle Jamison, Terry Ramsey and Tammy Ramsey Eisenbarth; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Boggs and husband, Virgil, of St. Marys, W.Va.; and several special nieces and nephews who often visited her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2000; and four brothers, Thomas, James, Dale and Otto Beane.

A private celebration of Beulah’s life will be held at the convenience of the family.

The Tatman Funeral Home of Belpre is assisting the Jamison family.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - October 15, 1920

M. JORDAN JAMISON

A large number of friends will be shocked to learn of the death of M. Gordon Jamison, which occurred early Wednesday morning, at the family residence, Sixth street, after a short illness of complications. He was 71 years of age and one of the highly respected citizens of the community.

He is survived by six sons, Mark and Charles A., of this city; Harlan L., of Vincent, O., William, of Robinson, Ill.,; Oakey and Claude of Alberta Canada; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence H. Joy, of Pike; and Mrs Clara Schoefield, of this city; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Short services will be held at the residence at 8 o'clock Friday morning, conducted by Elder D. G. Dailey. Funeral services will be conducted at the Pine Grove Church at 11 o'clock by Rev. Ash. Interment will be made in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 22, 2005

Charles A. Janes

Charles "Chuck" A. Janes Jr., 72, of St. Marys passed away Dec. 20, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 23, 1933, in Waverly, W.Va., a son of the late Charles and Glendora Janes Sr.

Chuck was retired from American Cynamid/Cytec and was an avid ham radio enthusiast. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge No. 1119 and attended Waverly United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lula Belle Metz Janes; three daughters, Brenda Cosner and husband, Mark, of Williamstown, Beverly Surratt of Huntington, Sherri Murphy and husband, Jerry, of Honduras; four grandchildren, Marshall Cosner and wife, Jennifer, of Vienna, Alex and Evan Surratt, both of Huntington, and Allison Murphy of Columbia, S.C.; one great-grandson, Dylan Cosner; one brother, Jim Janes and wife, Linda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. John W. Frum and Pastor Mark D. Wilding officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Waverly United Methodist Church, Rt. 1 Box 183, Waverly, WV, 26184.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 6, 2009

Iona Virginia Myer Janes

Iona Virginia Myer Janes, 86, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away Feb. 4, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born April 9, 1922, a daughter of the late Raymond "Joby" and Esta Berrell Howard Myer. She was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church and the Pleasants County Senior Citizens.

She is survived by two sons, Ralph E. Janes and his wife, Linda, of Luray, Va., and Paul D. Janes and his wife, Sharon, of St. Marys; two daughters, Anna B. Drake of St. Marys and Nancy M. Kidder of St. Marys; grandchildren, Edward Janes, Debbie Janes, Kenny Janes, Lesia Reed, Gregory Janes, Connie Golden, Katina Baker, JayDee Drake, Denver Drake, Charity Drake, Paige Jordan, Michael Jordan, Stacy Kidder, and Kaci Kidder; 23 great-grandchildren; five great- great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Harris of Ocean City, Md., and Phoebe Jordan of St. Marys.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert W. Janes on Nov. 19, 1984.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 13, 2008

Jane Jarrett, 70, of Belpre, passed away June 12, 2008, at the Arbors at Marietta.

She was born Feb. 24, 1938, in St. Marys, W.Va., to the late Bill and Sara Taylor Spence. Jane was a graduate of Ohio University. She taught school in Grants, N.M., and worked in the mental health field in Albuquerque, N.M. Jane returned to West Virginia and worked for RESA V in Wood County.

She is survived by her companion, Donna Humble of Belpre; and several aunts and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys, W.Va., with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jane to the Humane Society of Parkersburg, P. O. Box 392, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, is assisting the family.

(Gerald Bills)


Charleston Daily Mail November 18, 2005

Charles Ray Jewell, 70, of Sissonville departed this life Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at his home.

Born Dec. 22, 1934, in Pleasants County, he was a son of the late Thomas Samuel and Florence Mack Jewell.

Charles was a retired heavy equipment operator, a life member of the Operating Engineers Union Local 132 and a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie E. Parsley Jewell; three sons, Steven and Kenneth Jewell, both of Sissonville, and John Thomas Jewell of St. Marys; two daughters, Melissa Dawn McCaulley of Scott Depot and Diana Grose of Frostproof, Fla.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three brothers, William “Bill” and Tom Jewell, both of St. Marys, and Max Jewell of Pennsboro; three sisters, Clair Heflin of Buckhannon and Janet Thompson and Jean Hahn, both of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, with the Rev. Danny Chandler officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services.

You may e-mail your condolences to loc1849@sci-us.com with the subject: Charles Jewell.

Long & Fisher Funeral Home, Sissonville, is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 2, 2004

Charles W. Johnson

Charles W. Johnson, 72, of Belmont, W.Va., died May 31, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born Feb. 18, 1932, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Noah and Viola McCullough Johnson. He was a 1951 graduate of St. Marys High School, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, he worked at Quaker State, retired from Mid-Atlantic Fuel and enjoyed the outdoors.

He is survived by his brother, Jimmy Johnson of Belmont; a very good friend, Elizabeth Higgins of St. Marys; and several cousins.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. George Burns officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle January 16, 1936

CLYDE B. JOHNSON

Clyde Beecher Johnson, 64, died at his home in Charleston, W. Va., yesterday, January 15, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife and two children, Bosworth Johnson and Marya Grace Posson, both of Charleston.

His remains will be brought to St. Marys for interment in the old St. Marys Cemetery on Friday afternoon following funeral services at Charleston in the morning. He was born at Beecj Run, Union District, Pleasants county, the oldest son of the late James L. ans Anna C. (Martin) Johnson. While teaching in the district schools he read law, and after admission to the bar began a very successful practice in this city. In 1908 he was married to Miss Grace Hart of Randolph county. In 1913 he removed to Charleston, entering into partnership with W. G. Conley, later elected governor.

He published a small book of his poems entitled "Rhyme and Reason," which received favorable comment. Twice he was chosen as a delegate to National Democratic convention, and twice he was elected to the State Senate from Kanawha district, and was the floor leader of the Democrats.

(Gerald Bills)


ELIZABETH DUTTON JOHNSON

Pleasants County Leader, Friday, January 18, 1929, page one

Death Claims Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson -

Mrs. Elizabeth Dutton Johnson aged 70 years, wife of Iva O. Johnson, of 410 Marion street died at her home early on Tuesday morning following a short illness with pneumonia.

Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Franklin H. Dutton, of Marietta. She was born here and spent practically all of her life in Marietta. She is the last member of her family two of her sisters, Mrs. Perry M. Stone of Wellsville and Miss Abbie Dutton of 515 4th street, having died within the past three weeks. The deceased was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving with her husband, who is seriously ill with pneumonia, is a son, Herbert Johnson, an invalid for years, who is ill with influenza.

Funeral services of Mrs. Johnson have not been made pendings developments in the illness of Mr. Johnson. - Marietta Times

(Judy Burns)


FANNIE LATHRAM JOHNSON

(widow of James A. Johnson)

Parkersburg Sentinel - Tuesday, March 10, 1925, page four

Waverly - Harry Johnson, of Kansas, and Mrs. Garner of Sistersville, were present at the funeral of Mrs. F. A. Johnson (70) who was buried from the Quaker meeting house, several miles in the country from Waverly.

(Judy Burns)


Parkersburg News September 1, 2008

Franklin E. "Tub" Johnson

Franklin E. "Tub" Johnson, 72, of Parkersburg died Aug. 31, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 1, 1935, in Marietta, a son of the late William McKinley Johnson and Emma Ann McMahon. He served our country for eight years in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed poker and baseball.

He is survived by his nine children, Steven Johnson of Little Hocking, Ohio, Mary Ann Malone of Marietta, Brenda Dartt of Logan, Ohio, Timothy Johnson of Alabama, Tim Johnson of Parkersburg, Charles Johnson of Parkersburg, Mark Johnson of Winter Springs, Fla., Regina Anderson of Parkersburg and Teresa Wright of Parkersburg; two sisters, Carol Boley and Judy Dennis, both of St. Marys, W.Va.; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jenny Johnson; brother, William Johnson; and sister, Ruby Morrow.

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Rick Brown officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Military rites by the American Legion Post 15.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - November 15, 1901

Imiah Johnson, one of the oldest and most high respected citizens of this county, died at his home at Custer Tuesday evening, and was buried yesterday in the Old Quaker church yard on Bull Creek.

(Gerald Bills)


JAMES JOHNSON

Waverly - Quite a number from here attended the funeral of James Johnson, whose sad death came as a blow to his many friends here. The services were held at the Quaker church, three miles above here, Monday.

(Judy Burns)


Pleasants County Leader May 16, 1924

CHILD CLAIMED

Virgil Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Johnson of this city, aged one year and seven months, died on Sunday. May 11, of pneumonia and whooping cough. Funeral services were held by Rev. T. J. Hickle Monday afternoon and the remains were interred in the St. Marys cemetery. He is survived by his parents, two sisters and three brothers.

(Note:Pleasants County Death Register, Bk. 1, page 122, Place of death: St. Marys; aged 1 year, 6 months 27 days. - GEB)

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle November 8, 1979

LEWIS (LEW) JOHNSON

Lewis (Lew) Johnson, 87, of St. Marys, died Friday at the Parkview Health Care Center, Parkersburg.

He was born in Pleasants County, son of the late William and Melinda Salsbury Johnson. He was a member of the Ingram Ridge Church.

He is survived by two sons, Dale Johnson of St. Marys and Robert Johnson of Coburg, Germany; two daughters, Mrs. Roland (Helen) Pickens of Parkersburg and Mrs. Harvey (Clara) Adams of Vienna; a sister, Mrs. Maude Dearth of St. Marys; 18 grandchildren, 19 greatgrandchildren and three great-greatgrandchildren.

He, was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Roby Johnson, and by two sons Ralph Johnson and Virgil Johnson, and several brothers and sisters.

The funeral was held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home in St. Marys, with the Rev. C. W. Seaman officiating Burial was in the St. Marys I00F Cemetery

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle August 16, 1973

RALPH T. JOHNSON

Ralph T. Johnson, 55, of Mantua, O,, former resident of St. Marys, died at his residence Wednesday morning.

He was born in St. Marys, Sept. 5, 1917 son of L. J. Johnson and the late Susie Roby Johnson. He was a member of the Briscoe Run Baptist Church in Vienna and had been an ironworker.

Besides his father, he is survived by his widow, Martha Evans Johnson; two daughters,, Mrs. Jerry Shaver of Streetsboro O., and Nina Johnson at home: one son John Johnson, at home two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Adams of Vienna and Mrs. Roland Pickens of St. Marys; and by two brothers, Dale B. Johnson of Belmont and Robert T. Johnson in Limberg, Germany.

Funeral services were held Friday at the Wood Funeral Home in Ravenna, 0., with burial in the Crown Hill Cemetery at Twinsburg, 0.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 22, 2008

Robert E. “Bob” Johnson

Robert E. “Bob” Johnson, 77, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away, May 20, 2008.

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

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Robert E. “Bob” Johnson, 77, of St. Marys, WV, passed away, May 20, 2008, at his residence. He was born, September 27, 1935, a son of the late Paul E. and Opal Roby Johnson. He was a 1954 graduate of St. Marys High School and a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church. He was retired from Consolidated Aluminum of Hannibal, Ohio after 35 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elaine Engle Johnson, one daughter, Teresa Kesterson of Marysville, OH, two sons, Brian Johnson of St. Marys, WV, Wesley Johnson of Charlotte, NC, and a granddaughter, Kristy Kesterson. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 23, 2008, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Danny Chandler officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Calling hours will be on Friday from 12 noon until the time of the service.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 12, 2006

Robert F. Johnson

Robert F. Johnson, 90, of Sistersville, W.Va., died July 11, 2006, at Sistersville Center.

He was born Feb. 9, 1916, in Long Reach, W.Va., a son of the late Frank and Bertha Holmes Johnson. He was a retired owner of Johnson Texaco Service Station, a farmer, formerly employee of the W.Va. Department of Highways, Buck Chevrolet and Shreves Quaker State Service Station. He was a member of the Sistersville First Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Robert Donald (Linda) Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Thomas G. (Jenny) Johnson of St. Marys, W.Va.; daughter-in-law, Karen Johnson of New Martinsville, W.Va.; brother, Kenneth Johnson of Sistersville; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Letha Rosetta “Rose” Travis Johnson in 2002; one son, James F. Johnson in 1988; and two brothers, Dale and Duane Johnson.

A special thanks to Genesis Health Care for the wonderful care that Bob received from the loving staff.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with the Rev. Brian Seders officiating. Burial will be in Long Reach Cemetery in Bens Run, W.Va. Calling hours are from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - June 23, 1905

Mrs. Rosa Johnson Dead

Mrs. Rosa Johnson, nee Houser, died at the St. Francis hospital, Pittsburg, Friday, June 16. The funeral occurred Sunday last. The deceased leaves a husband and two little girls to mourn their loss.

Mrs. Johnson was a sister of Mrs. W. C. Dotson, Bob and Bert Houser of this city.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Dotson and daughters, Glenna and Foye and Bob and Bert Houser attended the funeral.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - March 28, 1902

Mr. Samuel Johnson

Mr. Samuel Johnson died at Long Reach, W. Va., on Saturday evening. He was sixty-two years old. He was a merchant at that place for many years and was well known, and highly respected. He was a brother to D. D. Johnson of Parkersburg. An older brother, William, died here only a few weeks.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle November 14, 1963

MRS. SUSIE JOHNSON

Mrs. Susie Johnson, 66, Belmont, died at her residence Monday.

She was born April 9, 1895, a daughter of the late William H. and Clara Maud Cunningham Roby, and was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church, and Amity Rebekah Lodge No. 83.

She is survived by her husband, Lewis; two daughters, Mrs. Roland Pickens and Mrs. B. H. Adams, both of St. Marys; three sons, Ralph of Akron, Ohio; Date, St. Marys and Staff Sgt. Robert L. Johnson, Miles City, Montana; two brothers, John B. Roby, San Francisco, Calif.; and R. E. Roby, Marietta, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Jane Poole of Dresden, Ohio; Mrs Geo. Palmer of Bradford, Pa.; and Mrs J. D. Cochran, Marietta, Ohio; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at the Belmont Baptist Church with Rev. Calvin Ferrell and Rev. C. E. Hutchinson officiating. Burial will be made in the IOOF cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 14, 1902

Wm. Johnson Dead

Wm. Johnson, an aged citizen of this city died , at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. W. Reynolds on George Street, at 5 o'clock Monday morning. Death was due to old age, being near 84 years. The funeral occurred Wednesday and interment was made at Vienna, Wood county - his old home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 21, 2008

Charlotte M. Jones

Charlotte M. Jones, 57, of Moats Road, Ellenboro, W.Va., departed this life Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at Parkersburg, following a long illness.

Charlotte was born on Feb. 7, 1950, at Harrisville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles H. Barker and Iva Maxine Edman Barker Ambrose. She was the office manager for Ritchie Steel of Ellenboro, which was owned and operated by Charlotte and her husband, Joe. She had previously held employment at Atlas Steel and the Public Debt Administration, both of Parkersburg, and had also worked at Economy Industries of Harrisville. She was affiliated with the Greenwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Harry Joseph “Joe” Jones; brothers, David Barker of West Hamlin, W.Va., and Jimmy Barker of Lorain, Ohio; sisters, Carolyn Payne of Deerwalk, W.Va., and Joyce Payne and Sherry Dearth, both of Schultz, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, Charlotte was preceded in death by her stepfather, Richard Ambrose, and a brother, Charles Barker.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Elder Todd Sherwood officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery at Glendale in Ritchie County, W.Va. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 21, 2004

Fanie Jones

Fanie Jones, 97, Gnats Run, Pennsboro departed this life on Saturday, June 19, 2004, at Parkersburg.

Mrs. Jones was born Sept. 11, 1906, at Pennsboro, to the late Walter and Janie Kirkpatrick Jeffries. She had retired as a cook at the former Colin Anderson Center at St. Marys and was a former member of the Pennsboro Senior Citizens. She spent most of her life helping the sick and elderly and loved to quilt and work with flowers, especially roses.

She is survived by daughters, Delores Davis of St. Marys and Geneva Bucey of Williamstown; sons and daughters-in-law, Otis and Wanda Jones and Darrel and Lillian Jones, all of Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Olive Jones of Shultz, W.Va.; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Haymond M. Jones who died on June 19, 1955; a daughter, Jenna Richards Davis; brothers, Robert, Ralph, Ernest and Jimmy Jeffries; sisters, Lenna Playso, Cecil Jones, Ruby Jones and an infant, Eliza Jeffries; grandchildren, Vickie Richards and Randall Knight; and a great-grandson, Gary Temple.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Chris Arveson officiating. Interment will be in the Gnats Run Cemetery near Pennsboro. Friends may call from 3:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle April 7, 1966

MRS. IDA MAY JONES

Mrs. Ida May Jones, 83, of St. Marys, died Monday morning in the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital.

Born in Pleasants County, daughter of the late Charles and Sarah Ruckman, and was married to the Rev. Jessie R. Jones who died in 1936. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Mabel Gondola of New York City, and Mrs. Mildred Haines, Hundred, W. Va.; five sisters, Mrs. Cassie Kelly, Belmont, and Mrs. Bessie Reynolds, Florence Ruckman, Mrs. Anna Elliott and Mrs. Mabel Kent, all of Cow Creek; one brother, William Ruckman of Schultz; and three grand children.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle April 12, 1950

JOHN A. M. JONES

John A. M. Jones passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Butler of Bens Run, Tuesday morning, April 11, 1950. He was born at Arvilla, February 16, 1868, and was 83 years, 1 month, and 25 days old being a son of the late John Alexander Martin and Martha Martin Jones.

His wife preceded him in death.

Survivors are the following children, Mrs. John Butler, Mrs. Grace Northcraft, Bens Run; Mrs. Bertha Barnhart, Weirton; Mrs. Martha Butler, Sistersville; Russell and Thomas Jones, Arvilla; Clarence Jones, Chester; Earl and Harold Jones, Louisville, O.; and a number of grand children.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Thursday) 2:30 o'clock at the Beech Run Church. Rev. Wiley Baker officiating. Interment in church cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 18, 2008

Mary M. Jones

Mary M. Jones, 91, of Friendly, W.Va., died Jan. 18, 2008, at her residence.

She was born April 13, 1916, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Luther and Janie Butler Mossor. She was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys, W.Va., and was a member of the Point Lookout United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Grace E. Munday of St. Marys and Wilma M. Templeton of Friendly; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell William Jones; one grandson; one great-grandson; and four brothers.

Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, where services will be 4 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Tim Nichols officiating. Interment will be in the Wasp Cemetery, Pleasants County, at the convenience of the family.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Mary M. Jones, 91, of Friendly, WV, died January 18, 2008, at her residence. She was born, April 13, 1916, in Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late Luther and Janie Butler Mossor. She was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys, WV, and was a member of the Pt. Lookout United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Grace E. Munday of St. Marys, WV, and Wilma M. Templeton of Friendly, WV, seven grandchildren, Kim Chadock of Friendly, WV, Bill Munday of Morgantown, WV, Lori Barbarow of Friendly, WV, Deanna McBride of North Carolina, Dale Munday, Doyle Munday, and Duane Munday all of St. Marys, WV, ten great grandchildren, Jason Schofield of Ft. Campbell, KY, Bruce Chadock of Vienna, WV, Brandon Chadock of Friendly, WV, Alexis Munday, Lyndsay Munday, and Ethan Barbarow all of Friendly, WV, Rachael McBride and Michael Paul McBride of North Carolina, Alisha Munday and Gavin Munday both of St. Marys, WV, seven great great grandchildren, Madison Brook, Jaden, and Mia Schofield all of Ft. Campbell, KY, and Aven, Xavier, Alexander Chadock, and Hannah Cooper all of Vienna, WV. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell William Jones, one grandson, Stewart Allen Munday, one great grandson, Tyler Ross Munday, and four brothers, Albert, Archie, Durval, and Hurschel Mossor. Friends may call from 1 to 4 P. M. Sunday, January 20, 2008, at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV., where services will be held Sunday at 4 P. M. Pastor Tim Nichols will be officiating. Interment will be in the Wasp Cemetery, Pleasants County, WV at the convenience of the family.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 31, 2006

Olive L. Jones

Olive L. “Peg” Jones, 80, of Schultz Community in Pleasants County, formerly of Auburn, Ritchie County, W.Va., departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Parkersburg.

Mrs. Jones was born on Gnats Run near Pennsboro, W.Va., on March 5, 1925, to the late Walter and Jane Kirkpatrick Jeffries. She had been a homemaker all of her adult life.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Walter “Dick” and Elizabeth Jones of Auburn, W.Va., and Raymond M. and Carole Sue Jones of Parkersburg; friend and caregiver, Linda Jones of Schultz, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest (Tom) Jones; son, Robert L. Jones; brothers, Robert, Ralph, James and Ernest Jeffries; and sisters, Lenna Playson, Cecil Jones, Fanie Jones and Ruby Jones.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gnats Run Cemetery near Pennsboro, with the Rev. Ralph Blankenship officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 27, 2007

Ralph A. Jones

Ralph Audro Jones, 48, of Pennsboro, W.Va., departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at Belmont, W.Va.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 8, 2006

Richard A. Jones

Richard A. Jones, 68, a resident of Union Community, Philippi, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, in the United Hospital Center.

He was born June 26, 1938, in Philippi, a son of the late Sidney L. Sr. and Edith (Myers) Jones. Mr. Jones was united in marriage to his wife of 48 years, Peggy (Bartlett) Jones who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Debbie and husband, Jim Wilson, of Fairmont, W.Va., Paula and husband, Joe Oliverio, of Belmont, W.Va., and Ricki Dadisman and Butch Randson of Winfield, W.Va.; one brother, Sidney Jr. and wife, Jean Jones, of Belington; four grandchildren, Ashley and Heather Wilson, both of Fairmont, W.Va., Alyssa Oliverio of Belmont and Evan Dadisman of Winfield, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Hulley; one brother, Bobbie Jones; and maternal-in-laws, Earl and Hope Bartlett.

Mr. Jones was a member of the U.M.W.A. 31 and a retired coal miner. He was a farmer and enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially his grandchildren, the love of his life.

Friends will be received from 3-8 p.m. today and 8-11 a.m., the service hour, Wednesday at Wright Funeral Home, 216 N. Walnut St., Philippi, W.Va. Pastor James E. Johnson and Evangelist R.D. Ice will officiate. Interment will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery at Webster.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 2, 2004

George R. Joy

George Raymond Joy, 59, of Newport, Ohio, died April 30, 2004, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 7, 1944, in Washington County, a son of the late Merle R. and Mable V. Wright Joy. He was owner and operator of Joy Exterminators and Joy Oil Company. He was a 1962 graduate of Lawrence High School and received his bachelor's degree from Salem College in 1967. He was a member of the Newport United Methodist Church, had served as a member of the Frontier School Board of Education for 20 years and had been a school teacher, teaching in Frontier, River and Shenandoah school districts. He was a member and past president of the Frontier Lions Club and a member of the Ohio, West Virginia and National Pest Control Associations.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Maxine Zimmer Joy; three children, Pam Binegar and her husband, Brady, and Steve Joy and his wife, Lisa, all of Newport, and Jeff Joy of Marietta; grandchildren, Jessica and Keith Binegar and Bryce Joy, all of Newport; stepgranddaughter, Kelsey Duff of Newport; one sister, Betty Kindall of Woodsfield, Ohio; two brothers, Bob Joy and his wife, Donna, of Sarahsville, Ohio, and Roger Joy of New Matamoras,Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dottie Theobald and Clara Belle Joy.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Newport United Methodist Church, Newport, with the Rev. Steve Smith officiating. Burial will be at Newport Cemetery. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

Herman L. Joy

JOY HERMAN L. JOY, died Aug. 23, 2004, beloved husband of Ann (nee Pongratz); loving father of Kristen (Michael) Mayell and Kelly J. (Stephen) Ferris; brother of the late Clarence, Henry and Wavolene Murry; papa of David and Lauren Mayell, Owen and Olivia Ferris. Funeral services Saturday at 10 a.m. at the N. Royalton United Methodist Church, 13601 Ridge Rd. Friends may call at the BABITT FUNERAL HOME, 9350 RIDGE RD. THURS-DAY 5-8 P.M. AND FRI-DAY 2-4 AND 6-8 PM. Family request all donations be made to the Herman L. Joy Athletic Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Fifth Third Bank, 6465 Royalton Rd., N. Royalton, OH. 44133. www.cleveland.com/obits

St. Marys Oracle September 1, 2004

Herman L. Joy

Herman L. Joy, 73, passed away. He was a retired athletic director of North Royalton. The school's gym, which he helped expand will be named for him in December.

Joy began working at the school as a teacher in 1963. The baseball, football and wrestling coach was named athletic director 10 years later.

He retired in 1994 after 31 years at North Royalton. Even after his retirement he continued working as a volunteer, directing sectional, junior varsity and freshmen wrestling tournaments.

Herman grew up in St. Marys. He served in the Korean War and earned degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, where he played baseball and the University of Akron.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; daughters Kristen Mayell, Strongsville and Kelly Ferris of Medina; four grandchildren; nieces, Alesia Murray Snider of Parkersburg, Libby Eans of Beckley; Alan Murray of West Bend, W I., David and Lauren Murray Mayell and Owen and Olivia Ferris.

Herman was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lelia Joy; two brothers, Clarence Jr. and Henry Joy; one sister Wavolene Murray.

Services were held at North Royalton United Methodist Church on Saturday August 28.

(Gerald Bills)


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