"L" Obituaries   
 


St. Marys Oracle April 14, 2004

BERNICE J. LAASE

BERNICE J. LAASE, (AUNT BEA), 95, formerly of Wayne L. Hays Towers, Martins Ferry, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at Bell Nursing Home, Morristown, Ohio.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio.

She is survived by one son, Donald L. Laase, Courtland, Ohio; sister-in-law, Helen Hammett, St. Mary's, W. Va.; niece, Jane McFarland, Martins Ferry, Ohio and several other nieces and nephews.

Interment followed in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 31, 2006

June K. Lambert

June K. Lambert, 72, of St. Marys, formerly of Ellenboro, departed this life on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Parkersburg.

Mrs. Lambert was born on June 3, 1933, at Harrisville, the daughter of the late Homer J. and Alice Current Kerns. She had worked as a nursing assistant at Ohio Valley Health Care of Parkersburg and the former Colin Anderson Center of St. Marys. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church at Ellenboro.

She is survived by sons, Fred Lambert Jr. of St. Marys, Timothy L. Lambert of Jasper, Ga., Jonathan G. Lambert of Waverly; daughters, April D. Richards of Glendale, Route 1, Cairo and Dianne Summers of St. Marys; brothers, Max Kerns of Harrisville and Jack Kerns of Ellenboro; sisters, Maxine Lewis of Shinnston, W.Va., and Gae Green of Minerva, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Darrell Lambert Sr.; brothers, Wallace, James, Jerry and Bernard Kerns; and sisters, Hazel Robinson, Mildred VanDyne and May Washburn.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Carl DeVaughn officiating. Interment will be in the Ellenboro Cemetery at Ellenboro. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 11, 2004

Ira J. Lamm

BELMONT - Ira J. Lamm, 79, of Belmont went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at St. Marys.

Mr. Lamm was born Aug. 13, 1924, at Beason in Ritchie County, W.Va., to the late Ira M. and Ada Bernice Mullenax. He represented the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. for more than 45 years from his office in Belmont. He was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1942. He was a member of the former Lions Club of Belmont and enjoyed membership in the St. Marys Golf Club. He participated in the Monday Senior League at Emerson Lanes and the Wednesday Night Men's League at Ren-Dor Lanes of Parkersburg. He was a veteran of World War II with the 101st Airborne in the European Theater and was a member and treasurer of the Belmont United Methodist Church.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra K. and Phillip Smith of Williamstown; a daughter, Judith Ann Lamm of Belmont; a son and daughter-in-law, Marvin E. and Sandie Lamm of New Martinsville, W.Va.; and grandchildren, Julie Lamm Thorn and Jaime Smith Lewis, both of Morgantown, W.Va., Casey Lamm of Pepperell, Mass., Jodie Lamm of New Martinsville and Stacey Smith of Little Rock, Ark.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Lamm was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Lila M. Cunningham Lamm, who passed from this life on Feb. 18, 2004; brothers, Donald, Ronald, Eustace and an infant; sisters, Geraldine Penningar and Genevieve Bunner; and sister-in-law, Emma Jean Barnard.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Dan Deem officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery at Finch in Ritchie County. Friends may call from 4:30-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

It is preferred that memorials to the life of Ira J. Lamm be made to the American Heart Association, Box 12110, Charleston, WV 25302.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - February 20, 2004

Lila Lamm

BELMONT - Lila M. Lamm, 78, of Belmont went to be with her Lord on Feb. 18, 2004.

Mrs. Lamm was born July 4, 1925, at Pike, W.Va., in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Otto T. and Lula D. Williamson Cunningham.

Mrs. Lamm was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had worked for 20 years as a teacher aide in Pleasants County. She was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1943 where she was the salutatorian. She was a lifelong member of the Belmont United Methodist Church, was an avid reader and enjoyed canning.

She is survived by her husband, Ira J. Lamm; two daughters, Sandra K. Smith and husband, Phillip, of Williamstown and Judith Ann Lamm of Belmont; one son, Marvin E. Lamm and wife, Sandie, of New Martinsville; five grandchildren, Julie Lamm Thorn of Morgantown, Casey Lamm of Pepperell, Mass., Jodie Lamm of New Martinsville, Stacey Smith of Little Rock, Ark., and Jaime Smith Lewis of Morgantown.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lamm was preceded in death by one sister, Emma Jean Barnard.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Dan Deem officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Pike. Friends may call from 4:30-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - September 21, 1906

Arthur A. Lamoreux

Arthur A. Lamourex died at home in this city on Monday evening Sept. 17, of typhoid fever, aged 36 years. He had been ill only a brief time. His fine physique and temperate habits were expected to win for him against the assault of the insidious disease, but these were unequal, and his spirit passed out into the Great Unknown prepared for higher and greater things. The funeral was held from the M. E. Church South at 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, and was largely attended. Interment in the St. Marys cemetery.

His death is particularly sad. Just at a time in his life, by hard work he had accumulated enough of this world's goods to be comfortably situated, he was cut off from his family consisting of a wife and four little children.

The deceased was born in Luzern county, Pa., Nov. 1, 1876 and came to this city about 12 years ago.

On January 21, 1897(?) He was united in marriage with Minnie Dotson of this city.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader March 24, 1944

MRS. LAMP DIES

Arline Leatta Lamp, wife of Oliver Lamp, died at her home in Lafayette district, Sunday, following a long illness.

Mrs. Lamp, 69, years of age, was born March 30, 1877, a daughter of Amos and Mollie Freed Buntar.

Besides her husband, she leaves fifteen children and a number of grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Pine Grove Church. Burial was made in the Pine Grove cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 17, 2007

Brady E. Lamp Jr.

Brady E. Lamp Jr., 66, of St. Marys was called home by his Lord and Savior Aug. 16, 2007.

He was born July 15, 1941, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Brady E. Sr., and Bernice Lamp of St. Marys. He retired after 39 years service from Cytec Industries. He had served four years with the U.S. Air Force. He was an active member of the St. Marys Lodge 41 A. F. & A. M. and was a graduate of St. Marys High School with the class of 1960. He was a former St. Marys City councilperson. He spent his retirement enjoying his hobby as an avid woodworker and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Mary M. (Marty) Lamp; a daughter, Lisa Barnes (Bobby) of Flatwoods, Ky.; a son, Brady E. Lamp III (Kelly) of Iron Station, N.C.; grandchildren, Ashley Wilson (Jeremy), Brandon Barnes and Amy Lamp; three sisters, Betty Metheny (Carroll) and Ruth Carpenter (Tom) of St. Marys and Pat Nichols (Gary) of Newport, Ohio; one brother, James Lamp (Lisa) of St. Marys; several nieces and nephews; and his loving pet companion, Daisy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Wallace.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Clifford Lamp

Clifford Lamp, 73, of Route 2, St. Marys, died June 4, 2001, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Pleasants County, a son of the late Clifford R. and Armenia Kidder Lamp. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Maple Lane Freewill Baptist Church of Hebron, and retired from Colin Anderson after 35 years of service. He also enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Martha Stewart Lamp; five children, Madonna Smith of Virginia, Sarah Ferizzi of Boyertown, Pa., Raymond Lamp, Clifford Joseph Lamp, and Charmion Howell all of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; stepmother, Goldie Lamp; one brother, Franklin Lamp of Michigan and Florida; one sister Dora Lee Ensminger of Wellsburg, W.Va.; one half brother, Phil Lamp of St. Marys; several nieces, nephews and cousins; an aunt and an uncle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, George Lamp; sister, Almeda Parsons; an infant sister; and an infant brother.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, with the Rev. George Burns officiating. Burial will be in the Lamp Cemetery of Pleasants County, with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222, and AMVETS Post 40 of St. Marys. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News June 14, 2006 Fred B. Lamp Jr.

Fred B. Lamp Jr., 53, of Parkersburg passed away June 13, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born in St. Marys, W.Va., a son of the late Fred B. Sr. and Ruth Dutton Lamp.

He graduated from St. Marys High School and served in the U.S. Army, and later in the Army Reserves. He owned and operated Charakee Investigations for several years. He enjoyed NASCAR and fishing.

Fred is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kathy Bailes Lamp; son, Fred B. Lamp III of Parkersburg; daughter, Jodi Lamp of Parkersburg; brothers, Don Lamp and Diane of Harriettsville, Ohio, Doug Lamp and Donna of Waverly, Tom Lamp of Parkersburg and Jack Boley of Newport; sisters, Sharon Ambrose and Pat Langsdorf, both of New Matamoras; mother-in-law, Betty Bailes; brothers-in-law, Mike Bailes of Parkersburg and Randy Bailes of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Lisa Smith of Parkersburg; special friend, Rodney Hopkins of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by one brother, “Jack” Boley; and father-in-law, Eddy Bailes.

A memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will be 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. David Easter officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, has been entrusted with the cremation services.

Please visit and sign the online guest register at LeavittFuneralHome.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Geraldine A. Lamp

Geraldine A. Lamp, 79, of St. Marys, died Thursday (July 4, 2002) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born May 19, 1923, in Pleasants County, WV., to Glenn and Ida Johnson Gatrell. She worked at the former Quaker State Oil Refinery and retired from the former Colin Anderson Center. She is survived by three sons, Mike Lamp and his wife, Judy, of Lizella, Ga., Rod Lamp and his wife, Ester, and Tim Lamp, all of St. Marys; one daughter, Debbie Holland and her husband, Mike, of St. Marys; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Geneva Wolfe of St. Marys, Betty Hammett of Williamstown, Juineta Glenn of Westminister, Mich., and Evelyn White of Northville, Mich.; one brother, Jack Gatrell of Northville; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by one son, Anthony Gatrell; her parents; and one brother, Lyle "Bud" Gatrell.

Services are at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with the Rev. George Burns officiating. Burial is in Pleasants Memorial Estates in Eureka, WV. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Marietta Times February 28, 2006

Imogene C. Lamp

RINARD MILLS — Imogene Cecelia Schneider Lamp, 85, passed away Sunday (Feb. 26, 2006) at the home of her son, Thomas and Bonna Lamp, in Rinard Mills, where she had resided for the last year.

She was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Archers Fork, Ohio, a daughter of the late Joseph and Lela Woods Schneider. She had lived most of her adult life in St. Marys, W.Va. She had retired from the former Colin Anderson Center after 24 years of service.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Lamp, and his wife Cheryl, of Alexandria, Minn., and Thomas Lamp, and his wife Bonna, of Rinard Mills, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Jodi Lamp Taylor of Parkersburg, Viki Lamp Surprise, and her husband Johnny, of Minnesota, Chad Lamp, and his wife Carrie, of St. Paul, Minn., Joseph Lamp, and his wife Lori, of Lowell, Ohio, Stacey Lamp Courtney, and her husband Aaron, of Beverly, Ohio, Lori Lamp Smith, and her husband Trent, of New Matamoras, Ohio, Russell Lamp, and his wife, Beverly, Rodney Lamp, and his wife, Sara, Robert Lamp, and his wife, Cindy, and Zolanna Lamp, all of Wick, Tyler County, W.Va., and Jimmie Lee Lamp, of Youngstown, W.Va.; 15 wonderful great-grandchildren which were her world and many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Vicki at Passports, Quality of Life Nurses and Marietta Hospice.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lamp; one son, Hugh Ronald Lamp; one stepson, Jimmie Lee Lamp; three sisters, Eldine West, Olive Schenkel, Elaine Szabo; one brother, Cameron Snyder, and her special friend of many years, Arnold Scarberry.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday (March 2, 2006) at 11 a.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Calling hours will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys, W.Va.

(Gerald Bills)


Martha Elizabeth Lamp

Martha Elizabeth Lamp, 64, of Rt. 2, St. Marys, died April 14, 2002 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 9, 1937 in Ritchie County, a daughter of Goldie Mae Lamp of St. Marys. She was a certified nursing assistant and a member of the Maple Lane Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Madonna Smith of VA, Raymond Lamp of St. Marys, Sarah Cuth of Boyertown, PA., Clifford Joseph Lamp of St. Marys, and Charmion Howell of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Phil Lamp of St. Marys and Franklin Lamp of MI; one sister, Dora Lee Barr of Weirton; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Lamp in 2001.

Services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with the Rev. George Burns officiating. Burial in Lamp Cemetery, Pleasants County. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 1-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Pleasants County Leader - September 29, 1905

Mrs. Mary Lamp Dead

Mrs. Mary Lamp, relic of Abraham Lamp, died Tuesday night at the home of her son S. C. Lamp, near Shawnee post office. The funeral was held today. She was 80 years of age and the mother of A. G. Lamp, Sr., of this city. A more extended obituary will appear later

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 14, 2005

Mary H. Lamp

Mary Helen Lamp, 73, of St. Marys died April 13, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville, Ohio.

She was born Jan. 5, 1932, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Herman Harold and Alice Cox Lamp. She attended St. Marys High School. She worked for the former Ruckman Cleaners for 18 years, the former Colin Anderson Center for seven, and was a seamstress doing alteration work for more than 30 years.

She is survived by one sister, Laveria Lowther of St. Marys; one brother, Herman Harold Lamp Jr. and his wife, Connie, of St. Marys; one niece, Abby Lamp Emerick of Lowell, N.C.; one nephew, Herman Harold Lamp III of St. Marys; two great-nieces, Kayla Emerick and Morgan Paige; one great-nephew, Zachary Adam Emerick; one aunt, Reva Eakle; and one cousin, Pam Eakle, both of Winterhaven, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Edgar Satterfield officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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

(Gerald Bills)


OLIVER J. LAMP

October 13, 1960

Oliver J. Lamp, 86, of St. Marys died Oct. 8 in the Selby General Hospital, Marietta, Oh. He was born in Pleasants county the son of the late Jacob and Nancy O Dell Lamp and was preceded in death by his wife, Cleota Bunner Lamp.

He is survived by six sons, Alex of Parkersburg; Fred of Pike; Dewey of St. Marys; Lester of Erie, Pa.; Pearly of Barberton, Oh.; Claude of Ohio; and six daughters, Mrs. George Sweiger of Marietta; Mrs. Albert Mosser of Hebron; Mrs. John Husk of Canton, Oh.; Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell, of Canton, Oh.; Mrs. Clifford Williams of Garberton, Oh.; and Mrs. Edward Wolfe of Belmaont; two brothers; Edward Lamp of Clarksburg and Samuel Lamp of McFarland.

Funeral services were held at the Pine Grove Church on Monday at 2:00p.m. with burial in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

(Linda Stalnaker)


Parkersburg News August 16, 2004

Richard L. Lamp

Richard L. Lamp, 72, of Parkersburg passed away Aug. 14, 2004, in Salem, W.Va.

He was born March 20, 1932, in Sistersville, a son of the late Bernard L. and Olive Palrymple Lamp. He was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran; a lifetime member of VFW Post 1212; and a member of the Briscoe Baptist Church.

He is survived by his two sons, Richard Allen Lamp of St. Albans and Michael J. Lamp of Parkersburg; one daughter, Deborah Ann Lamp of Parkersburg; one granddaughter, Lindy Lamp; five brothers, John Lamp of Parkersburg, Bill and Chuck Lamp of New Martinsville, Rick Lamp of St. Marys and Dave Lamp of Marietta; five sisters, June Ridgeway of New Matamoras, Ohio, Dana Wince of Davenport, W.Va., Inez Davis of St. Marys, Doris Kiggans of Dart, Ohio, and Carolyn Comfort of Kansas; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Steven Lamp.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 7, 2006

Rick Lamp

Rick Lamp, 50, of St. Marys, W.Va., died July 6, 2006, at his residence.

He was born July 23, 1955, in St. Marys, a son of the late Bernard Lee and Olive Florida Dalrymple Lamp. He was a member of the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ, and a member of the Painters Union Local 1144 of Parkersburg. His hobbies included playing softball and Mountaineer Football.

He is survived by two sons, Matt Lamp and his wife, Jennifer, of St. Marys and Zack Lamp and his wife, Mandy, of New Martinsville, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Tyson Matthew Lamp, Rebecca Mary Lamp and Matty Marie Lamp; five sisters, June Ridgeway of New Matamoras, Ohio, Dana Wince of Friendly, W.Va., Inez Davis of St. Marys, Doris Kiggins of Dart, Ohio, and Carolyn Comfort of Kansas; three brothers, John Lamp of Parkersburg, Chuck Lamp of New Martinsville and Dave Lamp of Marietta; special friend, Becky; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Steve Lamp, Dick Lamp and Bill Lamp.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Dan Kessinger officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - November 05, 2003

Steve A. Lamp

PARKERSBURG - Steve A. Lamp, 53, of Parkersburg, formerly of St. Marys, died June 6, 2003, in St. Marys. He was born May 8, 1950, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Bernard L. and Olive F. Dalrymple. He served in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed being outdoors.

He is survived by six brothers, Richard Lamp and John Lamp of Parkersburg, Bill Lamp and Chuck Lamp of New Martinsville, Rick Lamp of St. Marys and Dave Lamp of Marietta; five sisters, June Ridgeway of New Matamoras, Dana Wince of Davenport, W.Va., Inez Davis of St. Marys, Doris Kiggans of Dart, Ohio, and Carolyn Comfort of Kan.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Dan Kessinger officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys. Calling hours are from 3-9 p.m. Thursday and until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Parkersburg News - November 04, 2003

Body identified as Steven Lamp

Staff Reports ST. MARYS - The body found Oct. 25 beneath the West Virginia side of the Hi Carpenter Bridge has been positively identified as Steven Allen Lamp. The West Virginia Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Monday the skeletal remains were Lamp's, said Pleasants County Sheriff Larry Barnhart.There was nothing in the medical examiner's report to indicate foul play, Barnhart said. It appears Lamp had fallen from the bridge, which is about 60 feet high, he said. "Some of the broken bones indicate that's what happened," Barnhart said. "The breaks in the bones were the type that would happen from a fall of that magnitude." Barnhart said there is no way to tell if the fall was accidental or intentional. "I think it was just a very unfortunate accident," Barnhart said.The sheriff's department hasn't received a copy of the medical examiner's report, but received a phone call identifying the body. It may take several weeks before a copy of the report is available, Barnhart said. Lamp's brother reported him missing in July. Family members were not available for comment Monday evening. The complete skeleton was discovered late last month by a juvenile digging for marbles, said Harvey Hatfield, Pleasants County medical examiner. The area where the remains were found is covered with five-foot high brush and weeds. Access to the area is difficult because of steep terrain, thick brush and a creek. Lamp, 53, of Spring Street in Parkersburg was last seen June 4 at the St. Marys Motel, said Sgt. John Young, Parkersburg police detective. He was released from Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital the night of June 3 where he had been admitted earlier in the day because of pain in his legs, he said. He took a cab from the hospital to the Econo Lodge on Seventh Street where he stayed the night of June 3. Detectives later discovered that Lamp then took a cab from there to the St. Marys Motel, where he checked into a room. Young said it is unclear whether Lamp left the hotel the night of June 4 or the next morning. Rick Lamp said his brother did not check out of the St. Marys Motel, but left the key in the room and then disappeared.

(Gerald Bills)


SUSAN LAMP - St. Marys Oracle

Susan* Lamp, deceased, was born near Harrisburg, Penn., March 27, 1794. Died at her home, W. S.** Wilson's on Rock Run, January 1, 1891, aged 97 years, 9 months and 4 days. Her remains were interred at Pine Grove January 3rd. She was married to Jacob Lamp at the age of 20, March 14, 1814, in Belmont County, Ohio. She was the mother of ten children, nine of whom are living. About the year 1834 she professed religion and united with the Christian Church, and lived a faithful Christian life, until her Savior said: "It is enough, come up higher." And now ripe in years, at peace with all mankind, and with her God, she lies quietly down upon her couch, and fall asleep in Christ.

Sleep they last sleep, free from care and sorrow,
Rest where none weep, till the eternal morrow;
Though dark waves roll o'er the silent river,
Thy fainting soul Jesus can deliver.
Life's dream is past, all its grief, its sadness,
Brightly at last, dawns a day of gladness;
Under the sod, earth receive our treasure,
To rest in God, waiting all his pleasure.
Tho' we may mourn these in life the dearest,
They shall return, Christ, when thou appearest;
Soon shall thy voice comfort these now weeping.
Bidding rejoice, all in Jesus sleeping.
A Friend
Edna Dillon

Jacob Lamp and Susanna Snyder's marriage record, page 122, Belmont County, Ohio.
Josiah Hedges Clerk
I Certify that Jacob Lamp and Susanna Snider* was by me Legally Joined together in the he Holy State of Matrimony on the 16th. Day of August 1813 witness my hand.
Wm Smith

(Sp) *Susanna; W. L. ** Wilson (Son-in-law); *Snyder

(Mary Louise Rea Lamp)


Parkersburg News June 13, 2008

Annie J. Langford

Annie J. Langford, 86, of Parkersburg, formerly of Pullman, W.Va., departed this life on Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Parkersburg.

Annie was born on Jan. 17, 1922, at Beason in Ritchie County, W.Va., a daughter of the late David Banks and Emma Davis Jones. She taught in Ritchie County Schools for 38 years mostly at the Harrisville Elementary School. She graduated from Pennsboro High School with the class of 1939 and Salem College, with an A.B. degree in education. She was a member of the Beason United Methodist Church, attended Bethel United Methodist Church at Pullman, and upon moving to Parkersburg was an associate member of Stout Memorial United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Doris (Dale) Lewis of Parkersburg; son, David Langford of Belmont, W.Va.; brother, John D. Jones of Kingwood, W.Va.; sister, Colen Townsend of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Jim Lewis, Randy Lewis, Debra Langford-Hiergeist, Christina Langford-DePriest, Dale Lewis Jr. and Alan Jackson; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

In addition to her parents, Annie was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 34 years, Gaylord E. Langford.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Scott Sears and the Rev. Cindy Eckels officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery at Ellenboro. Friends may call from 4:30-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


O. C. ‘Carl’ Langford

O. C. ‘Carl’ Langford, 86, of Friendly, W.Va., died Sept. 4, 2001, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital of Parkersburg.

He was born Oct. 8, 1914, in Lewis County, son of the late Newton Jackson and Maude Ellen Wright Langford. He was a member of the Waldeck United Methodist Church of Lewis County. He was also a retired custodian at St. Marys High School and a retired farmer.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Wilma Ann Heckert Langford; five children, Sandra Headley of Friendly, Jean Lawrence of Parkersburg, Jane Pierce of Townville, S.C., Carl Langford of St. Marys, and Katherine Malone of Belmont, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Toni Wanstreet of Friendly, Patrick Cornell of St. Marys, Michael Langford and Melissa Eaton both of Friendly, Ryan Malone of Belmont, Troy Lawrence of Parkersburg, Scott Pierce of Greenville, S.C., and Diana Prickett of Anderson, S.C.; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers; and sister.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, with the Rev. Clyde Brammer officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates of Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In Memory of O.C. (Carl) Langford

September 4th our husband and father departed this world. There is an emptiness in our hearts this week and believe that these verses, intended to honor him, will help us to come to terms with our loss as well as to be our final gift of love to him.

Dad loved his family above all else. He worked hard to provide for our needs often times denying his own. He loved working on the farm by often times had to work other jobs to make ends meet. For that sacrifice Dad we Thank You.

Dad was a man who lived his entire life with high moral and ethical standards in all things. There was never a time when I heard anyone say that he had been dishonest with them in any way. For this example we Thank You.

It was a joy spending time with him because you could be assured that you would feel better for having done son. He had a unique way of looking at every one of life's situations and seeing a solution; usually expressed with such wit that would make you wonder why you hadn't thought of it yourself. His sense of humor has seen each of us through some difficult times in our lives. For the wisdom you delivered, oftentimes as a joke, we Thank You.

In recent years he had not regularly attended church, however, he did possess a deep abiding faith and trust in the Lord. As a testament to his faith, a couple of years ago he donated property to a group of people desiring to build a church in the community. That little country church is being built today in the same spot where his father taught Sunday School many years ago. The final testimony to his true faith and trust in the Lord came on a day immediately preceding his death when two of his daughters were standing at his bedside with tears in their eyes, as he struggled to speak he said, "I'm free, I'm free and don't cry." What more comfort could he have given us? Even at that juncture in his struggle for life he wanted to comfort us. For your generosity Dad we Thank You.

Our lives are better for having known you both as husband/father and friend. In recent months he could be quoted as saying, "If I had my life to live over again I would just do more of the same." Realizing that the end of life was near for him, he was pleased and at peace with the way he had lived. That presents quite a challenge for each of us to live in such a way that when our time comes to leave this world we will be able to summarize our lives in just that way. For that memory and the comfort it brings us today, Dad we Thank You.

As long as God sees fit to leave us on this earth we will miss you but we are thankful that the struggle is over for you and that today you are free.

Lovingly submitted by: The Family of O.C. Langford.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News - December 26, 2003

Wilma Langford

FRIENDLY - Wilma A. Langford, 90, of Friendly died Dec. 25, 2003, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born July 20, 1913, in Gilmer County, a daughter of the late David Clay and Annorah Alice Heckert.

She was a member of the former Beech Run Methodist Church and was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center, St. Marys, in 1978. She loved to cook, especially baking and candy making.

She is survived by five children, Sandra Headley of Friendly, Jean Lawrence of Parkersburg, Jane Pierce and her husband, Roger, of Townville, S.C., Carl Langford and his wife, Sandy, of St. Marys and Katherine Malone and her husband, Jim, of Belmont; eight grandchildren, Toni Wanstreet and her husband, Paul, of Friendly, Patrick Cornell and his wife, Crystie, of St. Marys, Michael Langford and his wife, Sarita, and Melissa Eaton and her husband, Mark, all of Friendly, Ryan Malone and his wife, Jessica, of Belmont, Troy Lawrence of Tampa, Fla., Scott Pierce and his wife, Melissa, of Greenville, S.C., and Diana Prickett and her husband, Jason, of Anderson, S.C.; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Nellie Heinzman of Linn, W.Va.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, O. C. "Carl" Langford; and three brothers.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Bob Long officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 23, 2008

Ruth Lanham

Ruth Lanham, 93, of St. Marys died July 22, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

Ruth was born Sept. 1, 1912, at Sardis, Ohio, a daughter of the late Artis L. and Ida Belle Flowers Hustead. She received her bachelor’s degree from Salem College. She taught school in Harrison County until she and her husband moved to St. Marys in 1950. She was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys, where she had been principal and then later registrar. She had been a substitute teacher with the Pleasants County Schools after her retirement. She was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church and a member of the Faith Circle.

She is survived by her children, J. Wayne Lanham and his wife, Elizabeth “Tib” (Engle) of Glen Carbon, Ill., Cindy Chandler and her husband, Danny, and John Mark Lanham and his wife, Diana (Pickens), all of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Mary Wayne Lanham of Newmelle, Mo., Danny Hartley Lanham of Bomont, Texas, Nathan Bradley Chandler of Oceanside, Calif., Nicole Danielle Chandler of LaFayette, Tenn., Jason Mark Lanham of Dayton, Ohio, and Nicolas Ryan Lanham of Morgantown, W.Va.; six great-grandchildren, David Lanham and Megan Lanham, both of Newmelle, Mo., Ellie Lanham and Jason Lanham, both of Bomont, Texas, and Reece Chandler and Luke Chandler, both of Oceanside, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, F. Wayne Lanham, three brothers, and two sisters.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Danny Chandler officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be 2-9 p.m. Monday and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 7, 2005

Carol A. Lapointe

Carol Ann Lapointe, 61, of Pineview Estates, Waverly, W.Va., died at 5:20 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at her home.

She was born Dec. 2, 1943, in Newport, R.I., a daughter of Alice Theresa Bettencourt Sullivan and the late Theodore Paul Sullivan. She had made her home in Newport, was a graduate of Newport High School and had attended Automation Institute in Boston, Mass. She was employed at the Union Carbide Silicon Plant at Sistersville for 26 years until her retirement in 2003.

She enjoyed sewing, gardening, working with flowers and quilting. She was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church, was a member of the church choir and also taught in the vacation Bible school at the church. She was a literacy volunteer of Wood County and had also worked with the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Wood County.

On April 12, 1967, she married Paul J. Lapointe, who survives with two daughters, Colleen Margaret Smith and her husband, Dave, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Lisa Ann Lapointe, a student at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.; one son, Michael Andrew Lapointe and his wife, Terri Stafford, of Portland, Ore.; and two granddaughters, Allison Marie Strong and Sarah Michelle Strong. She is also survived by her mother, Alice Theresa Sullivan of Mystic, Conn.; and three brothers, David Sullivan and Theodore Sullivan, both of Mystic, and Paul Sullivan of Middleton, R.I.

She was preceded in death by her father; and her granddaughter, Jessica Rachel Strong.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Willow Island Baptist Church with Pastor Richard Cale officiating. Interment will be in Willow Island Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. Tuesday until Wednesday at the McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, 314 Fourth St., Marietta, and two hours prior to the services Wednesday at the church. The family will be present to greet friends from 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - April 18, 1902

Mary A. Laport

Mrs. Mary A. Laport, of Union district, died Sunday morning in her 65th year. She was buried at the New Bethel cemetery. Her death was caused by rheumatism. She had made her home for a number of years with Ackerson Wells.

(Gerald Bills)


Wheeling News-Register March 11, 2009

LaRUE, Bruce Murchland

LaRUE Bruce Murchland, 84, of Steubenville, Ohio, husband of Helen LaRue, died Sunday, March 8, 2009 in Chicago, Ill.

He was born August 23, 1924 in Follansbee, W.Va., a son of the late Frank and Lulu Murchland LaRue.

Bruce graduated from Follansbee High School in 1942 and enlisted in the US Army during WW II and was deployed to Normandy.

After returning home from his service with the Army he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.

He married his wife of 58 years, Helen Katherine Johnson LaRue, on May 26, 1950.

He began his employment with National Steel Corporation in 1948 as a special analyst at Weirton Steel Division.

He became assistant spectographer in 1952, spectographer in 1953. He was named senior research chemist at the National Steel Research Center in 1962.

Bruce assumed the position of supervisor in the Research and Development Department of National Steel Corporation in 1967, where he worked until retiring in 1986.

Bruce's professional affiliations included the American Society for Metals; American Society for Testing Materials; American Institute of Physics; Optical Society of America; America Institute for Chemists of which he was admitted as Fellow in 1968; Society for Applied Spectroscopy of which he served as National President in 1968; Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) of which he was past chairman in 1963; American Chemical Society Pittsburgh Section (ACS) where he received the prestigious Pittsburgh Award in 1991 and served as past chairman in 1987; the Society for Analytical Chemistry of Pittsburgh (SACP) of which he was past president and The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (PITTCON) of which he served as Past President in 1965.

Bruce was a lifelong member of First United Presbyterian Church/First Westminster Presbyterian Church in Steubenville where he served many positions including elder, clerk and deacon. He was active in YMCA; Y's Men's Club; Steubenville Masonic Lodge #45; Valley of Steubenville Scottish Rite; York Rite; Aladdin Shrine, Columbus, OH; Steubenville Shrine Club; a 60 year member of American Legion Post 45, Follansbee, WV and the Fort Steuben Area Council Boy Scouts of America where he was awarded the Silver Beaver in 1959 and the Silver Antelope in 1974 and was the former Fort Steuben Area Council President from 1969 - 1973. He was a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA).

Preceding Bruce in death was his son-in-law George Barnes. Surviving are his wife Helen Johnson LaRue; two daughters Mary Barnes of Amsterdam, Ohio, and Martha (Philip) Jordan of Lansdale, Pa; son John LaRue of Columbia, Md; two granddaughters Katherine and Caroline Jordan of Lansdale, Pa., and brother Dale (Eleanor) LaRue of Steubenville, Ohio.

Friends may call at Shorac Funeral Home (the former McClave Funeral Home), 611 North Fourth St., Steubenville Friday 1 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. and at First Westminster Church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Shearer officiating.

Burial at St. John Cemetery, Follansbee, WV.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 13, 2009

Naomi Jean Lattea

Naomi Jean Davisson Lattea, 74, of Belmont, W.Va., in an instant, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, Aug. 10, 2009.

She was born June 4, 1935, in Lewis County, W.Va., to the late Roy C. and Alma King Davisson. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Belmont, member of the Stones Tax Service Bowling League and a member of the Pioneer Community CEO's.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert K. Lattea of Belmont; one son, James Lattea of Richmond, Va.; one daughter, Sara Hyre and her husband, William, of Belmont; two grandchildren, Benjamin K. Hyre and Heather E. Hyre, both of Belmont; two sisters, Anna Groah and her husband, Eugene, Susan Singleton and her husband, Dale, both of Camden, W.Va.; two brothers, Ancil Davisson and his wife, Mary, of Alum Creek, W.Va., and Danny J. Davisson and his wife, Thelma, of Jane Lew, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her mom, Freda Davis Davisson; two brothers, Duane Davisson of Weston, W.Va., and Aubrey Davisson of Alum Bridge, W.Va.; and one sister, Shirley Balentine of Kansas.

Services will be 4 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Belmont, 301 Clark Street, Belmont, with Pastor Kelly Snyder officiating. Interment will be in Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., and from 3-4 p.m. Friday at the church.

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

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle February 4, 2009

Barbara Ann Lauer

Barbara Ann Blouir Lauer, 65, of St. Marys, died Jan. 28, 2009, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 11, 1943, in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Burl A. and Virginia Hoff Blouir. She lived, loved and understood, and she was a loving homemaker and a caregiver.

She is survived by five children, Sherrie Lynn Strause of St. Marys, Geno Strause of Lexington, SC, Kimberly Strause of Williamstown, Clint Winland of Ft. Drum, NY, and Rhoxanne Shull of St. Marys; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Zara Ingram of Anderson, IN, and Ruby Perry of Parkersburg; one brother, Jack Blouir of St. Marys; her companion, Frank Rea of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews including special nephew Dave Blouir.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four children, Michael Allen Strause, Bobby Strause, and Billie Jo and Bobbie Jo Winland.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Michael Horner officiating. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 27, 2005

Mary T. Law

Mary Treasa Law, 92, of Weirton, W.Va., died March 25, 2005, at Carehaven of Pleasants in Belmont, W.Va., with her family by her side.

She was born in Punxsutawney, Pa., a daughter of the late Samuel and Angelina Esposito. She was a homemaker.

She married Holmes G. Law on Sept. 12, 1942, who preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1973. She was also preceded in death by a stepson, Ralph Law.

She is survived by four daughters, Elva Jones of Weirton, Virginia Joe Price of Weirton, Gale Rogers of Parkersburg and "special daughter" Linda Ryan of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three brothers, Valentino, Thomas and Michael Esposito; two sisters, Angie West and Victoria Sirrianni; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Private family services and viewing will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Steel and Wolfe Funeral Home, 3721 Main St., Weirton. Burial will be in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 19, 2005

Charles M. Lawhon

Charles M. Lawhon, 61, of St. Marys died March 18, 2005, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 22, 1943, in Cabell County, W.Va., a son of the late Charles E. and Lillian McComas Lawhon. He was a retired boilermaker with the Local Union 667. He was minister of the Paden Fork Chapel Christian Church in Paden City, W.Va., and had various ministries since he was 17 years old. He was a member of the Pleasants County Habitat for Humanity, and his hobbies included hunting, fishing and camping at his camp on Seckman Ridge in Pleasants County.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy Lawhon; one daughter, Laura Jackson and her husband, Mark; one son, Marty Lawhon and his wife, Melissa, all of St. Marys; two grandsons, Tyler Cox and Brandon Lawhon; two step grandchildren, Kayla and Tyler Jackson; two brothers, Kenneth Lawhon and his wife, Sue, of Guyondot, W.Va., and Delbert Lawhon and his wife, Joyce, of Ripley; three sisters, Geneva Adkins and her husband, Don, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., May Patton and her husband, Terry, and Daisy Thompson and her husband, Linvil, all of Huntington, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Steve Lawhon.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Walter Smittle officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Lane Cemetery, Hebron, W.Va. Calling hours will be 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Paden Fork Chapel Christian Church Building Fund, Rt. 1, Box 348, Paden City, WV 26155, or to the Pleasants County Habitat for Humanity Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 111, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 27, 2005

Joshua M. Lawhon

Joshua Martin Lawhon, infant son of Marty and Melissa Olsen Lawhon of St. Marys, died shortly after birth on Friday, June 24, 2005, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Brandon Michael Lawhon of St. Marys; his paternal grandmother, Judy Lawhon of St. Marys; his maternal grandmother, Fay Olsen of Cincinnati; his paternal great-grandmother, Madeline Morley of Binghamton, N.Y.; his aunt, Laura Jackson and her husband, Mark, of St. Marys; and his uncle, Jeff Olsen and his wife, Brenda, of Cincinnati.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles M. Lawhon.

Graveside services will be 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery, Hebron, W.Va., with the Rev. Cliff McLawhorn officiating. There will be no calling hours.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - August 18, 1905

Mrs. Lawson Dead

Mrs. Nancy Lawson, born in Tyler County in 1820, died Tuesday, August 8 at the home her daughter Mrs. Christopher Shields near Bert. Three children survive her, Mrs. Harry Waters, Mrs. Christopher Shields and Adolphus Lawson of St. Marys. Tyler Star.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - October 18, 1901

Perry Lawson Dead

Perry Lawson, aged 78 years, died at his home east of the city last Thursday of dropsy of the heart. He was laid to rest in the Bill's cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 7, 2010

Kathleen Layfield

Kathleen Layfield, 97, of Pennsboro, W.Va., departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at Parkersburg, W.Va.

Kathleen was born Aug. 15, 1912, in Pennsboro, a daughter of the late David S. and Birte Marie Cottrill Ryan. She was employed in the garment industry in Pennsboro and Harrisville and also worked as a cook at the former Midway Restaurant of Pennsboro, W.Va. She later retired from the former Colin-Anderson Center of St. Marys, W.Va. where she worked with the grandparent program. She was a member of the Pennsboro Church of Christ.

She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis DeLancey, Davisville, W.Va.; son, George Layfield, Cairo, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence James Wesley Layfield; sons, Bill and David; brother, Arthur Ryan; and sister, Lena Meeks.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday from the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Evangelist Terry Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. today, and after 9 a.m. on Friday.

Online condolences may be expressed to the Layfield family at www.mcculloughrogersfuner.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 18, 2004

Wilma L. Leach

Wilma L. "Buttons" Leach, 90, of Parkersburg passed away April 17, 2004, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Home.

She was born Jan. 26, 1914, in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Theodore and Dora Mae Bills Stephens. She attended the Beechwood Presbyterian Church, was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star, an employee of G.C. Murphy's for 30 years and owned and operated the Becky Lou Drive-In.

She is survived by two sons, Jack Leach and his wife, Carolyn, of Lubeck, and Mike Leach and his wife, Roberta, of Vienna; six grandchildren, Jenny Taylor and husband, Dave, of Vienna, Rodney Leach of Florida, Gregory Leach and wife, Patricia, of Parkersburg, Michelle Echard and husband, Gregory, Timothy Leach and wife, Angela, all of Washington, W.Va., and Christopher Leach of Colorado; five great-grandchildren, Christina Leach of Belpre, Renee Morris of Vienna, Brandon and Haylee Echard and Emma Leach, all of Washington; and two sisters, Opal Burcham of Arizona and Garnet Rhodes of Parkersburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Leach, and three sisters, Edna Wigle and Gladys and Georgia Lemley.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor John F. Koerner officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 25, 2005

Catherine Leasburg

Catherine "Kate" Awilda Leasburg, formerly of Burton Ave., Nutter Fort, W.Va., died Sept. 23, 2005, following a brief illness.

She was born Sept. 27, 1913, in Carnegie, Pa., the daughter of the late Joseph Lee VanDover and Helen Catherine Halbach VanDover.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Clarence Leasburg on Feb. 1, 1980; her son, Kenneth Lee Leaseburg on June 21, 1984; her grandson, Michael "Scotty" Leasburg; and one brother, Joseph VanDover.

Surviving are four sons, Ronald H. Leasburg and wife, Therese, of Brussels, Belgium, Russell E. Leasburg and wife, Beverly, of Weeki-Wachee, Fla., Edward P. Leasburg and wife, Donna, of Philippi, W.Va., and Vincent H. Leasburg and wife, Dixie, of St. Marys; three daughters, Susan Fay Clise and husband, Robert, of Hagerstown, Md., Rose Catherine "Cathy" Barnes and husband, Sam, of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Sally Anne Duncan of Akron, Ohio; two daughters-in-law, Shelby Earehart of Richmond, Va., and Ann Leaseburg Nutter of Mt. Clare, W.Va.; two sisters, Helen Leasburg of Altha, Fla., and Doris Kagan of Florida; 20 grandchildren, Laura Weis and husband, Randy, of Ottsville, Pa., Cara Leasburg of Richmond, Va., Linda Kay Kramer and husband, Rick, of Miami, Fla., Russell Leasburg of Tampa, Fla., Beth Ann Perkins and husband, Jay, of Greenwood, S.C., Steven E. Leaseburg of Ashland, Ky., Eric L. Leaseburg and wife, Tammy, of Clarksburg, W.Va., Thomas E. Leasburg Shiben and wife, Julie, of Winchester, Va., David H. Leasburg Shiben and wife, Anna, of Frederick, Md., Brian C. Leasburg and wife, Julie, of Atascadaro, Calif., Leslie Hanna and husband, Steven, of Washington, W.Va., Joanna Peterson and husband, Todd, of Los Angeles, Calif., Jeffrey Clise of Hagerstown, Md., Catherine "Katie" Easterday and husband, Chad, of Hagerstown, Md., Mary Knapp and husband, Shawn, of Bridgeport, W.Va., Rachael Frame and husband, John, of Akron, Ohio, Tina Cottle of Akron, Felicia Duncan of Akron, Edwin Duncan and wife, Nancy, of Fort Sill, Okla., and Jacob Duncan of Akron; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Kate was a longtime resident of Nutter Fort and a graduate of Washington Irving High School. She was a homemaker all her life and enjoyed gardening, reading and travel. She was active with the Harrison County Meals on Wheels and, above all else, she was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Davis Funeral Home Chapel, One Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, Clarksburg, with the Rev. Leonard Graham officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received from 1-8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour of 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News Aug 4, 2005

Ora Dwain Leasure

Ora Dwain Leasure, 82, of Belmont, W.Va., died Aug. 1, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 17, 1923, in Middlebourne, W.Va., a son of the late Lloyd Dewey and Esther Gay Yoho Leasure. He attended the First Baptist Church of Belmont, was a retired truck driver having driven for M & J Trucking Co. of Follansbee, W.Va., WeirCove Moving and Storage of Weirton, W.Va., and the former Chemical Leaman Tank Lines of Friendly, W.Va. In his earlier years, he had been a farmer working at the Wells Farm of Colliers, W.Va.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary Larie of Carrollton, Ohio, Louise Matthews of Middlebourne and Teresa Parsons of St. Marys; two sons, William R. Leasure and Frank Leasure, both of St. Marys; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sisters, Deloris Elder of St. Marys and Mary Henthorn of Sistersville; and one brother, Carl Leasure of New Cumberland, W.Va.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Mary Queen, Viola Bennett, Levella Lee and Irene Shreves.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Kelly Snyder officiating. Calling hours will be 4-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 15, 2004

Dallas E. Leavitt

Dallas E. "Buddy" Leavitt, 45, of Belmont, formerly of Cairo, W.Va., departed this life on Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at Parkersburg.

Mr. Leavitt was born Aug. 9, 1959, at Parkersburg, to the late Delbert H. and Mary M. Cantwell Leavitt. He had held employment at the marble factory in Cairo and later worked for the Parkersburg News as a paper carrier. He was a graduate of the former Harrisville High School.

He is survived by sisters, Helen Fletcher and Rose Cantwell, both of St. Marys, Kay Delancey and husband, Carl, of St. Marys, Judy Jones of Nashville, Tenn., Avis Delancey and husband, Donald, of St. Marys, and Carmen Leavitt and friend, Bill, of Waverly; a brother, Richard Leavitt and wife, Shari, of Charleston, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Leavitt was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Cantwell, and a sister, Florence Matthews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with Evangelist Luke Weekley officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery at Cairo. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Daisy M. Leccese

Daisy M. Leccese, 59, of Alma died March 17, 2002, in Belmont.

Survivors include one daughter, Angela Downing; one son, William Leccese Jr.; four grandchildren, Christopher Leccese, Dakota Downing, Heaven Downing and Linda Leccese; one sister; and three brothers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, WV. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Michael Anderson)


Pleasants County Leader November 4, 2006

Dorothy V. Ledford

Dorothy V. Ledford. age 85, passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006.

She was retired from General Motors after 36 years of service. She was a member of Calcutta United Methodist Church in St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ledford; her parents; five sisters and three brothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Mimi Bernard; sister, Grace Hashman; grandchildren, Michael (Molly) Yeager and Michelle (Greg) Colvin; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Emma and Allyson Yeager; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family called at the Ruthyerford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel, 515 High St., Worthington, O., Wednesday, Nov. 1. The funeral service was Thursday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 13, 2007

James E. Leggett

James Everett Leggett of West Union, W.Va., died peacefully on Oct. 31, 2007, at Marietta Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

A beloved father, husband, son, brother, stepfather, father-in-law and friend, Everett will be greatly missed for his caring persona, calm demeanor, unwavering integrity, sharp intellect, dry sense of humor and his lifelong commitment to service. Everett’s interests were family, plants, sports, good food and conversations with friends.

Everett was born on Oct. 20, 1926, the son of the late Okey and Chloia Riddle Leggett of West Union. He grew up in Doddridge County, volunteered for the Navy in 1944 and served in the South Pacific.

He graduated from Glenville State College in 1949 with majors in biology and general sciences and was employed as a science teacher in St. Mary’s County, Md., for two years prior to his entry into graduate school at the University of Maryland. There, he completed his MS degree in soils and a Ph.D. in plant physiology.

Everett worked for 17 years at the USDA Plant Industry Station in Beltsville, Md., conducting research on plant nutrition before joining the staff at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., in 1970. At U.K., Everett served as a professor and director of graduate studies in plant physiology and was the research location leader in the USDA Agriculture Research Service. During his tenure there, he was elected to be a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. During the 1976-1977 academic years, he was a visiting professor in the School of Agriculture at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He also lectured at the Universities of Oxford and Leeds in England.

Upon his retirement in 1986, he returned to the family farm in Oxford, W.Va., where he raised Black Angus cattle, was a volunteer reader in the local schools, was active in the West Fork Soil Conservation District as well as the local School Improvement Council and Academic Partners. His main focus was to expand the educational opportunities for underprivileged students. On Oct. 19, 2007, he received national recognition as a “Daily Point of Light” for his work as a founding member of the Doddridge County Community Foundation. He was a former member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marietta.

Everett was preceded in death by his brother, Donald O. Leggett; his first wife, Hattie Brannon Leggett; and his second wife, Margaret Ann Connon Leggett.

He is survived by three sons, James E. Leggett Jr. (Alba Orsi) of Portland, Ore., Patrick Leggett of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Robert Leggett (Carol) of Baton Rouge, La.; four stepchildren, Shelli Beck (Rick) of St. Marys, W.Va., Shari Dawson (Ed) of Lost Creek, W.Va., Sheila Ganoe (Mark) of Tornado, W.Va., and Brian Connon (Gin) of Mandeville, La.; seven grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Family, friends and neighbors are invited to participate in the memorial service honoring him at 1 p.m. EST Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marietta.

Donations may be made to the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1762, Parkersburg, WV 26102, or at www.pacfwv.com

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 31, 2006

Margaret A. Leggett

Margaret Ann Connon Leggett, 75, of Jewell Hill Road near St. Marys, W.Va., departed this life on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at her residence.

Margaret Ann was born Dec. 10, 1930, at Weston, W.Va., the daughter of the late Harley E. and Margaret Garton Hess. She was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1948 and had been employed for several years as a receptionist for Dr. Byler of St. Marys. She was a member of the CEOS of Route 1, Pennsboro, and enjoyed painting using oils as a medium. She also enjoyed bird watching and this was a comfort in her last illness. She was a member of Pennsboro United Methodist Church, where she was the former choir director and was a choir member.

She is survived by her husband, Everett Leggett; daughters and sons-in-law, Shari and Edward Dawson of Lost Creek, W.Va., Sheila and Mark Ganoe of Tornado, W.Va., and Shellie and Rick Beck of St. Marys; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Gillian Connon of Bartlett, Tenn.; stepsons, Jim Leggett of Portland, Ore., Bob Leggett of Hooksett, N.H., and Patrick Leggett of West Union, W.Va.; sister, Norma Jean Hardman of Weston, W.Va.; grandchildren, Julie and Michael Dawson, Douglas and Daniel Ganoe, Rory and Nichole Beck and Nicholas and Eileen Connon; and great-grandchildren, Vanessa and Isaiah Morris.

In addition to her parents, Margaret Ann was preceded in death by her first husband, Douglas D. Connon; brother, Roger Hess; and granddaughter, Mary Ann Ganoe.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Charles “Chuck” Lawrence officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Belmont, W.Va. Friends may call from 4:30-8 p.m. Saturday and after 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials are preferred to Pennsboro United Methodist Church Stained Glass Window Fund, 601 Main Street, Pennsboro, WV 26415.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 23, 2005

Virgil E. Lehew

Virgil E. Lehew, 76, of Waverly died Oct. 22, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 29, 1928, in Waverly, a son of the late Edward R. and Ruby M. Pittman Lehew. He was retired from the West Virginia Division of Highways after 35 years, retiring as an inspector. He was a past grand master and 50-year member of the International Order of Odd Fellows of West Virginia, a member of the St. Marys Lodge 22 IOOF, a member of Amity Rebekah Lodge 83, a member of Gay 45 Encampment and a member of Francis 18 Canton, both of Ripley. He served in the U. S. Army between World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a member of the VFW Post 5108 of Marietta and a member of the American Legion Post 159 of Williamstown.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Helen Russell Lehew; one daughter, Penny Lehew Hill and her husband, Scott, of Weirton, W.Va.; one brother, Edward R. Lehew Jr. of Wadesville, W.Va.; one sister, Beatrice K. Smith of Waverly; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle July 4, 2007

William 'Billy' L. Lemasters

William "Billy" L. Lemasters, 55, of the Oak Haven Nursing Home, Wellsburg, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2007, at Oak Haven Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 13, 1952, in New Manchester, a son of the late Herbert Lee Lemasters and Agnes Audell (Freeman) Williamson. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Wayne E. Williamson.

He previously lived at REM County Group Home in Follansbee and at Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys. He had many friends and relatives in the St. Marys area.

Services were at the `Turley Funeral Home Friday, June 22, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Wilmer Olszewski officiating. Burial followed in Locust Hill Cemetery in Chester.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 30, 1969

Mrs. Georgia Lemley

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home for Mrs. Georgia A. Lemley, 66, of 1010 Lakeview Dr., who died yesterday morning in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

The Rev. Carl D. Spade will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet cemetery.

Born in Pleasants county, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Dora Bradford Stephens. She was a member of the North Parkersburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Howard C. Lemley, one son, Delbert Lemley; four sisters, Mrs. Gladys Lemley, Mrs. Wilma Leach, and Mrs. Garnet Rhodes, all of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Opal Burcham of Cleveland, O.; and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 5, 2006

Wyatt A. Lemley

Wyatt Asa Lemley, born Nov. 18, 2006, the infant son of Eric and Kary Wilson Lemley of Waverly, passed away Dec. 3, 2006, at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Charleston.

Besides his parents, he is survived by grandparents, Rodney and Susan Lemley of Walker and Asa Wilson of Waverly; and great-grandparents, Ray and Nancy Mossor of Sistersville and John and Jane Lemley of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Katherine Wilson.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of south Parkersburg with Joe Renforth officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services Wednesday. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times - February 18, 2004

Pleasants County Leader February 21, 2004

Paula Ann Loy Leasure

PARKERSBURG - Paula Ann Loy Leasure, 30, of Parkersburg died Monday (Feb. 16, 2004) as the result of an automobile accident.

She was born July 6, 1973, in Marietta. She was a nursing assistant at the Arbors at Marietta and was a Protestant by faith.

She is survived by her father, Paul (Shelby) Loy of St. Marys, W.Va.; her mother, Patricia Loy of New Matamoras; four daughters, Iva, Bryanna, Autumn and Amber Leasure, all of Canton; one son, Brian Leasure of Canton; two sisters, Angela (Tim) Dickens of Wellston, Ohio, and Deborah (Rod) Cline of New Matamoras; and her fiancŽ, Rob Moat of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Loy.

Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, with the Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Burial is in New Matamoras Cemetery in New Matamoras. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Peoples Savings Bank, 710 Second St., New Matamoras, Ohio 45767.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 2, 2009

Becky Cox Lewis

Becky Cox Lewis went to heaven to be with the angels June 30, 2009.

She was born Sept. 21, 1977, in Parkersburg, and was a 1995 graduate of St. Marys High School.

She is survived by her parents, Sharkie and Joe Wilson and Dennis and Jeanette Cox; her husband, James Lewis; her son, Sharkie Lewis; her stepson, Logan Palmer, all of St. Marys, W.Va.; five sisters, Loree Hughart and her husband, Lester, Carrie Bills and her husband, James, Virginia Cisler and her husband, Jamie, Danielle Cox and Amanda Cox; one brother, C.D. Cox; and four nephews, all of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Zoe' Lewis; and grandparents, Sharkie and Virginia Blouir and Donald and Betty Cox. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Darrell Mayfield officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 20, 2005

Eugene H. Lewis Sr.

Eugene H. Lewis Sr., 81, of Parkersburg died May 19, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 26, 1924, in Braxton County, W.Va., a son of the late Hayward Remus Lewis and Margret Province. He worked for more than 40 years in the auto body repair business for local companies before owning and operating Gene and Belle's Body Shop.

He is survived by his wife, Lulu Belle Higgins Lewis; six children, Bonita J. Lowe and husband, Timothy, of Belpre, Eugena Belle Lockhart and husband, Linden, of Belleville, Eugene H. Lewis Jr. and wife, Tabitha, of New Matamoras, Ohio, Lee Myers of Vienna, Eleanor Mae Silket of Parkersburg and Garry Remus Lewis of Walker; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Earnest Province; a daughter, Beverly Jean Malcome; and a brother, Ronald Hayward Lewis.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor John Ruth officiating. Burial will follow at I.O.O.F Cemetery, St. Marys. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle January 5, 2005

Sue Triplett Lewis

Sue Triplett Lewis, 82, of Colorado Springs, CO, formerly of St. Marys, WV, died January 1, 2005, at the home of her son, Dr. Ted Lewis of Colorado Springs. She was born January 13, 1922, in St. Marys, WV, the daughter of the late Percy Guy and Lillian Riggs Triplett. She was a direct descendent of Robert Sennet Triplett, the first appointed surveyor of Wood County in 1800. She graduated from St. Marys High School in the class of 1940. She attended Ohio University where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She was married to Robert N. Lewis in November 1941. She raised her children in St. Marys, moved in 1976 to San Marcos, CA to live near her daughter and family, returned to St. Marys in 1994. She moved to Colorado Springs in December 2003 to live with her son, Ted for medical reasons. From her own experience with deafness and as a self taught lip-reader, she was an advocate for persons with disabilities and for the unfortunate. She was an avid sports fan, especially supportive of St. Marys High School athletics, the Blue Devil Marching Band, and the WVU Mountaineers. She was known for her artistic abilities in knitting, cooking, and baking. In her later years, she was interested in genealogy and Pleasants County history. She is survived by four children, Dr. Ted T. Lewis and his wife Barbara, of Colorado Springs, CO, Linda S. Wickersham and her husband Hon. S. Charles Wickersham of San Diego, CA, Robert N. Lewis, Jr. of St. Marys, WV, and Larry G. Lewis of Parkersburg, WV; seven grandchildren, Geoffrey Lewis, Sarah Hybl, Gregory Lewis, Bradford O. Lewis, all of Colorado Springs, CO, and Andrew Wickersham, Leslie Casto, and Amy Wickersham of San Diego, CA; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Jeanette Powell Graveside Services will be held Saturday, January 8, 2004, at 11 A. M. at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery, with the Rev. Daniel Simmons officiating. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Pleasants County Historical Society C/O Walter Carpenter, 321 Washington Street, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle April 1, 2009

Ted Triplett Lewis

Ted Triplett Lewis, M.D., loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, physician, friend and colleague, passed away peacefully on March 25, 2009, surrounded by his loving family.

Ted was born May 12, 1942 in Huntington, WV, the son of Robert N. and Sue Triplett Lewis. After fighting the good fight, Ted bravely succumbed to his interstitial pulmonary lung disease. Ted graduated from St. Marys (WV) High School in 1960, and was the 2006 Alumnus of the Year. He graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 1965 and a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1971. His Internal Medicine and Rheumatology training were completed at the University of Colorado from 1971-1976. In 1977, he came to Colorado Springs as a founding partner of Arthritis Associates. He became Director of Medical Education at Penrose Hospital in 1991, a position he held until December 2008. Ted married the love of his life Barbara on July 1, 1967, and they enjoyed 41 blessed years together. His family was his pride and joy.

He is survived by Barbara, his children and their families: son Geoffrey, his wife Jessica Babbs and their children Annabel and Giles, daughter Sarah (Sally) Hybl, her husband Kyle and their children Logan, Mallory, Liam and Aidan, and son Gregory and his wife Cathryn and their children Michael, Madelyn and Mitchell. His siblings Linda Wickersham, Robert Lewis, Larry Lewis, and their families, also survive.

A man who touched the lives of many, Ted will be remembered for the many ways that he served his fellow man. Whether it was his healing work as a physician in town or in Haiti, or his leadership in the nonprofit community, Ted dedicated his time and energy to serving others. He was actively involved in numerous organizations including: the Arthritis Foundation, Cheyenne Village, Peak Vista, Leadership Pikes Peak, Colorado Haiti Project, School District 12 and the Tradition of Excellence Foundation, Penrose Hospital, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the Chapel of Our Saviour and the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado. Ted was a member of the Colorado Springs Medical Society, the Colorado Medical Society, Cheyenne Mountain Country Club, Clinical Club, and Winter Nights Club. While he was honored throughout his lifetime with many awards and recognitions, including the Bishop’s Cross from the Colorado Episcopal Diocese, the El Pomar Foundation Russell T. Tutt Award for Community Leadership, and the Leadership Pikes Peak Mary Lou Makepeace Award, the work itself was Ted’s greatest reward. Inspired by Barbara’s love of sports, Ted was a WVU Mountaineer, a Broncos Fan, a stylish skier and permanent fixture at grandchildren’s sporting events. Always dressed to the nines, Ted loved cars, gardening, travelling, good movies, good food and good wine. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that contributions be made in his name to any of the organizations that Ted loved. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses at Penrose Hospital.

A Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Our Saviour. A Celebration of Ted’s Life will be held at Cheyenne Mountain Country Club immediately followig.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 29, 2004

Emma Life

PARKERSBURG - Emma Grace Dennis Life, 79, a resident of the Willows Nursing Home of Parkersburg, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at the nursing facility.

She was born Jan. 11, 1925, at Schultz, Pleasants County, a daughter of the late William Henry Dennis and Ida Emma (Ross) Dennis.

Mrs. Life is a member of the Pond Creek Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

She is survived by two sisters, Doris Bickerstaff and Sophia Lowther, both of Parkersburg; one brother, Harold Dennis of Franklin, Pa.; two half-brothers, Billie Dennis of St. Marys and Donald Dennis of Okay, Okla.; one stepbrother, Clifford Lowther of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and many loving, caring and helpful friends and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ray Life, on Oct. 19, 2001; her stepmother, Ethel May (Noland) Lowther Dennis; two brothers, Charles Dennis and Clyde Dennis; one half-brother, Roy Dennis; one stepsister, Helen Duty; and three stepbrothers, Glen Lowther, Charles Lowther and Guy "Tom" Lowther.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with the Rev. Roger G. Johnson officiating. Entombment will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens, Court of the Ten Commandments Mausoleum. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Brenda Lee Liller

Brenda Lee Liller, 53, of St. Marys for 3 1/2 years and formerly of Parsons, WV, died Feb. 24, 2002, at her home.

She was born Feb. 20, 1949, at Parsons to James W. "Butch" Long Sr. of Parsons and the late Stanis Baer Long. On April 13, 1985, she married Robert C. "Pete" Liller at Parsons who survives. She was a 1967 graduate of Parsons High School and attended Davis and Elkins College. She was a Protestant by Faith.

Also surviving are one son, David K. "Tink" Greenlief Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, of Parsons; two daughters, Mrs. Peter (Tamara Lynn) Greenlief Michael of Parsons and Krista Dana Liller of St. Marys; one brother, James W. "Butch" Long Jr. of Parsons; and two grandchildren, Alexa Lee Greenlief and James Payden Michael, both of Parsons.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Marys Church of Nazarene with pastor Chuck Rogers and Lay Larsen officiating. Burial will follow in Parsons City Cemetery.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News December 14, 2004

Thelma F. Lipps

Thelma F. Lipps, 80, of Vienna passed away Dec. 12, 2004, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 20, 1923, a daughter of the late Harry and Susie Sams Bailey. She was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.

She is survived by her children, six sons, Charles Lipps and wife, Ruth, of Vienna, Benjamin Lipps and wife, Betty, of Venus, Pa., Glen Lipps and wife, Anna, of Parkersburg, Randall Lipps and wife, Robin, of St. Marys, William J. Lipps of Belpre and Frank Lipps and wife, Bonnie, of New Philadelphia, Ohio; three daughters, Freda Gault and husband, Wilmer, and Mary Morris and husband, Mark, all of Parkersburg, and Tina Layner and husband, Mike, of Georgetown, Ky.; one sister, Leona Nonamaker of Vienna; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Daniel Lipps; one son, Joseph Daniel Lipps II; three sisters; and two brothers.

Special thanks to the workers of Helping Hands.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, with Pastor Mike Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen North Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 2, 2007

Linda K. Lipscomb

Linda Kay Lipscomb, 59, of Parkersburg passed away Sept. 30, 2007, at her home.

She was born Oct. 2, 1948, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Shirley D. and Frances Moore Lipscomb. Linda was affiliated with the Salvation Army and the Streams Church on Sixth Street.

Surviving are two brothers, Roger Lipscomb of Belmont and Butch Lipscomb of Parkersburg; three sisters, Betty Leek, Johnnie Ferrebee and Mary Louise Hodges, all of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three infant siblings.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with Major Robert Reckline officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle January 23, 1958

ERVIN W. LITTLE

Ervin W. Little, 87, a resident of St. Marys, Star Rt. 39, passed away Jan. 21 at Cedar Grove Nursing Home, following a protracted illness. He was born in Washington County, Ohio, Feb. 7, 1870, a son of the late Thomas J. and Nancy Jane Barrett Little.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Eliza J. Morris Little; five sons, Robert, Clifford and Howard Little all of Weirton; Rollie Little of Chester; and Clyde little of New Straitsville, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Archie Brammer of Creston, O. and Mrs. M.. C. Williamson, St. Marys, Rt. 1; two brothers, Landon Little of Canton, O.and James Little of Kermit; and one sister, Miss Abbie Little of Weston.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p. m., Friday at the Zoar Church with Rev. Frank Osbourn officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. cemetery, St. Marys.

Remains will be at Ruttencutter Funeral Home until time of service.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 4, 2005

Milton G. Little

Milton Gale Little, 82, of St. Marys, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at his residence.

He was born July 19, 1922, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Lawrence A. and Eliza Robinson Little. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys. He retired from Cyanamid after 40 years, where he was a chemical operator. He was a World War II veteran of the Army, receiving a Purple Heart, a Silver Star and a Bronze Star in his service. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ella Jane Sibert Little; three sons, Thomas G. Little, Gary Lee Little and his wife, Cathy, and William M. Little, all of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Kelly Grimm of Sistersville, Amy Maston and Joshua Wise, both of St. Marys, Lydia Little of Gower, Mo., Beth Ann Little of Marietta, Katy Jo Little of Columbus, Ohio, and Tommy Little and Abby Little, both of Parkersburg; five great-grandchildren, Austin Maston, Cora Grimm, Caitlyn Maston, Kaiden Marshall and Laken Little; one brother, Edgar Little of St. Marys; one sister, Viola Mollendick of Williamstown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Rose Mary Little.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of St. Marys with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va., with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222 and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours will be from 4-9 p.m. today and 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


TRUDY LLOYD

Parkersburg News - Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Trudy L. Loyd, 59, of Parkersburg passed away Feb. 11, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 12, 1947, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Glenna Nichols Mathews. Trudy was a homemaker and had previously worked at Corning Glass. She was an active participant of the Waverly Volunteer Fire Department.

Surviving is her husband, Jim Loyd of Parkersburg; one daughter, Mary Cross and her husband, Chuck, of Waverly; one son, James Loyd of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Levi, Sara and Kari Cross, all of Waverly; two brothers, Frank and Bob Mathews, both of Parkersburg; two sisters, Treva Province and her husband, John, of Mineral Wells and Brenda Mathews of Waverly; one nephew, Ben Province of Mineral Wells; and a close friend, Maya Brookover of Parkersburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Brian Scott Loyd.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., south Parkersburg, with the Rev. Brian Long officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Waverly Volunteer Fire Department.

Trudy is a daughter of Glenna Nichols – Mathews of Pleasants County, WV, whose obituary appears on this site.

(Jim Bailey)


BENJAMIN L. LOCKE

November 22, l953
"The Fairmont Times-West Virginian"

Benjamin L. Locke, 70, passed away at the home of a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Neal L. Locke, Sr., of Fairmont on Sunday, November 22. He was a resident of Marion County for forty years, working in the coal mines, at Jamison No. 9.

Mr. Locke had been ill for the past two years and was bedfast for the past three months.

He was born Aug. l, l883 at Maxwell, Pleasants County, the son of the late William and Rebecca (Jones) Locke. Mrs. Amy B. Wiley Locke preceded him in death.

Surviving are four sons, and one daughter. Alvin, of Aberdeen, Md., Neal, Charles, William, and Mrs. Artola Dowdy all of Rt. 2, Fairmont. There are 14 grandchildren, two brothers, Daniel J. Locke of Charleston, and Namon S. Locke of Medina, Oh. And one sister, Miss Savina Locke of Ben’s Run.

Two brothers and two sisters are deceased; Robert L. Locke, Stockport, Oh., Mrs. Ben Brammer, Mrs. Elmira Wiley, and Coleman W. Locke all of St. Marys.

Benjamin L. Locke, better known in Pleasants County as Ben Locke, taught school for several years.

Those attending the funeral from a distance were Perry and Arza Wiley of Belpre, Oh. Mrs. Robert L. Locke of Marietta, Oh., and Mrs. Tom Elder of St. Marys.

(Sandra Locke)


Parkersburg News November 2, 2006

Edward J. Locke

Edward J. Locke, 84, son of Anna Core Locke and Howard Locke, passed away Oct. 31, 2006.

He was born in St. Marys, W.Va., on Feb. 25, 1922. After high school, he entered the military and served five years in England, France and Germany during World War II.

He entered Marietta College and graduated in 1950. He was a 50-year member of St. Marys Lodge 41 A.F. & A.M., St. Marys, W.Va. For several years, he worked in Chicago, Ill., for B.H. Putnam Sr.

Upon his return to Marietta, he was vice president for 32 years of Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was a public accountant, worked in United Appeal, was a Little League coach and served on the League board. As a member of the board of directors of Washington-Morgan Community Action, he also served as president of Washington-Morgan County Home Nursing program.

He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and later taught accounting at his alma mater. He served as treasurer and then president of Marietta Country Club board of directors and was a member of the Kiwanis Club. He was a Marietta City councilman in 1964.

Always active in politics, he served 24 years as Congressman Clarence E. Miller’s Washington County campaign manager. After his retirement, he served as treasurer on the board of directors of Marietta Memorial Hospital Foundation.

He was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Marietta.

Surviving him are his wife, Elizabeth (Libby); sons, David of Marietta and Jim of Encino, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Locke; two nieces, Molly Watson and Sally Roby, all of St. Marys, W.Va.; and a nephew, Joe Locke of Houston, Texas.

Preceding him in death were a son, Howard; two brothers; one sister; and his parents.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hadley Funeral Home, 500 Fifth St., Marietta, where friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. Masonic services will be 7:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are Larry Unroe, Orvis Fischer, Joe Stubbs, Harry Robinson, Dr. David Wirtz, Dr. Ken Leopold, Allen Love and Creston Whiting.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 12, 2004

Fonda H. Locke

Fonda H. Locke, 85, of St. Marys, WV, died, April 10, 2004, at the Worthington Manor Care Center, Parkersburg, WV. She was born, October 12, 1918, in St. Marys, WV, a daughter of the late John Ralph and Sophia Mae Locke. She was a 1937 graduate of St. Marys High School, a life long member of the First Baptist Church, St. Marys, WV, where she was very active in the choir, longtime financial secretary, and held various offices of the church. She had been employed by the former United Telephone Company, and had been secretary for the former Davis Motor Company both of St. Marys, WV. She is survived by five nephews and four nieces, including French Wagner and his wife, Nellie of St. Marys, WV. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers and seven sisters. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at 1 P. M. at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Hooper officiating. Calling hours from 4 to 8 P. M. Monday, and from 9 A. M. to 12 noon Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV.

(Gerald Bills)


George Wayne Locke Sr.

George Wayne Locke, Sr., 73, of St. Marys, died July 15, 2001, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 20, 1928, at Nine Mile, Pleasants County, to the late Lamen O. and Bonnie Ethel Shultz Locke. He was a licensed electrician having worked for the former Colin Anderson Center, starting when it was the West Virginia Training School. He had been a member of the local union at the former CAC. He operated Locke's Repair Service and attended St. Marys Church of the Nazarene. His hobbies included making doll furniture and small engines. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Leota C. "Cookie" Locke; one son and daughter-in-law, George Wayne and Sheryl Stewart Locke of Waverly; one grandson, Austin Mitchell Locke of Waverly; 11 nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins.

Memorial services were Wednesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with pastor Chuck Rogers officiating.

(Michael Anderson)


St. Marys Oracle - September 28, 1939

"GEORGE W. LOCKE"

"George W. Locke, 84 died at his home in the Billsville addition, on Monday, September 25.

He was the son of Harvey and Catherine Watson Locke and was born in 1855. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Hubbs Locke, three sons, Fred Locke of Mt. Pleasants, Mich., W. J. Locke of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Harry Locke of St. Marys, and four daughters, Mrs. Kate Locke Pickens of St. Marys, Mrs. Edna Salsbury of Manchester, Ohio, Mrs. Mary Freeling of Toronto, Ohio, and Mrs. Dessie Steele of Steubenville, Ohio; also two brothers, Robert Locke of Sistersville and William J. Locke of St. Marys, and one sister, Mrs. Christine Locke of St. Marys.

Funeral services will be held at the family residence at 3 o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Evangelist E. G. Radcliff, and interment will be in the Odd Fellow cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Harvey J. Locke

St Marys Oracle - April 17, 1897

Died, Thursday April 8 1897, at the home of his son G W Locke (George Watson Locke), on McKim Creek, Harvey Locke, aged seventy five years, of general debility, Mr Locke was one of the oldest residents of Pleasants County having moved here from Greene County, PA where he was born, when very young.

The funeral occurred at St Mary's on Saturday, the 10th at 3 PM, Rev Hollen, of the MP church officiating. He leaves seven children, five sons and two daughters... They are JP Locke ( Joseph), and GW Locke (George Watson), of McKim this county, John and W J (William Judson) Locke of St Marys, and Robert Locke of Belmont...His eldest daughter, Mrs Harry Tatem ( Mary), resides at Philadelphia and his youngest daughter Mrs Christina Locke, wife of G A Locke resides at St. Marys...

Note: His other children must have died because their were 10 children: Deborah born 1852, Harvey Locke Jr, born 1869, and Bion born 1871...

(Irene Read)


Ira Arnold Locke

Toronto, Ohio- Ira A Locke, and employee of Peerless Clay Co, of Port Homer, Ohio, untill his retirement died Thursday at 4:25 pm in Ohio Valley Hospital. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.

Surviving are three sons, Ira Eugene of East Liverpool, Arie of Baton Rouge, LA, Richard of Texas; eight daughters, Mary Jean Walker of Texas, Marilyn Walker, Mrs Myrna Solomon and Kay Locke all of Toronto, Merrellene Watson of Nitro, WV, Mrs David ( Marcellene) Crowe of Irondale, Mrs Marciano (Alma Rhea) Trocio of Gardena, CA and Mrs Edward (Irene) Read of Japan: and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was born in St Marys, WV. He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Locke Freeland.

The body has been removed to the Clarke Funeral Home where arrangements are incomplete.

(Irene Read)


St. Marys Oracle January 11, 1934

JOSEPH P. LOCKE

Joseph Porter Locke, 86, well known resident of St. Marys died Sunday evening at the home of his son, Leslie. Surviving are two sons, H. J. Locke of Moran, Texas; Leslie Locke of St. Marys; and one daughter, Mrs. Lucy Cunningham of East Liverpool, O. and two brothers, William and George Locke, and one sister Mrs. Chriss Locke of this city. Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon (Thursday) at 2:30 in the M. P. Church by Rev. Carl B. Johnson and interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 17, 2007

Leota "Cookie" Locke

Leota "Cookie" Locke, 65, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Nov. 15, 2007, at the Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, Ohio.

She was born May 19, 1942, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Paul and Wilma Higgins Davis. She was a member of the St. Marys Church of the Nazarene and a 1961 graduate of St. Marys High School. She had babysat for numerous children. Her hobbies included cooking and sewing.

She is survived by a son, George Wayne Locke II and his wife, Sheryl; a grandson, Austin Mitchell Locke; a granddaughter, Chloe Louise Locke, all of Waverly, W.Va.; two sisters, Karen Hall and her husband, Rockie, and Wilma Colvin and her husband, Tom, all of St. Marys; two brothers, Delmas Davis and his wife, Karen, and James C. Davis, all of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Wayne Locke Sr.

Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday and from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Pastors Vaughn Davis and Chuck Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 17, 2003

Opal E. Locke

NAVARRE, Ohio - Opal E. Locke, 86, of Navarre died Sept. 15, 2003, at the Doctor's Hospital of Stark County, Canton, Ohio. She was born March 15, 1917, in Hebron, Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Walter A. and Trudia A. Jones Locke. She was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center after 16 years of service as an aide.

She is survived by one son, Donzel Locke of Canton; one daughter, Shelva Jean Rhoden and her husband, Jimmie, of Minerva, Ohio; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Phyllis Hall of St. Marys.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Earl O. Locke; one daughter, Arlene Locke; two sisters, Neva and Marie Cornell; and three brothers, Norman, Winfred and Harold Locke. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 5-9 p.m. today and noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - March 13, 1941

"SARAH ARTHILLIA LOCKE"

"Sarah Arthillia Locke was born May 12, 1861, departed this life March 7, 1941, aged 79 years, 9 months and 23 days. She was the daughter of Newton and Mary Hobbs, and a member of the Church of Christ. She was united in marriage to George W. Locke in 1880 and to this union were born four sons and four daughters. Her husband and one son preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing four daughters, Mrs. Earl Pickens of this city, Mrs. John Salsberry of Manchester, Ohio; Mrs. John Freeland of Toronto, Ohio; Mrs. Frank Steele of Steubenville, Ohio and three sons, Harry Locke of this city, Fred Locke of Michigan and James Locke of Oklahoma, three sisters, one brother, 25 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

She was an excellent mother, a good neighbor and a true friend and will be missed by all. Funeral services were held at the home on Sunday March 9, conducted by E. G. Rockliff, with interment being made in the IOOF cemetery. There were many beautiful floral tributes and a group of singers made the short service attractive."

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 29, 2005

Tacie E. Locke

Tacie Elizabeth Cupp Locke, 81, of St. Marys died Sept. 27, 2005, at her home.

She was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Milton, W.Va., a daughter of the late Oakley E. and Willie Lusher Cupp. She was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Judy McDow of Dayton, Ohio, and Phyllis Warner and her husband, Johnny, of Clarksburg; one son, Robert Locke of Waverly; five grandchildren, Melissa Collins and Tacie Ann Carpenter and her husband, Mike, all of St. Marys, John Craig and his wife, Christy, and Mary McDow, all of Dayton, Jonathan Lyle Warner and his wife, Amanda, of Indianapolis; four great-grandchildren, Krystal and Katrina Collins of St. Marys and Taylor Ann and Kaitlyn Leslie Craig, both of Dayton, and Elijah Lyle Warner, soon to be born on Nov. 5; three sisters, Mable Paice of Barboursville, W.Va., Louise Jespersen of Vienna and Laura Vittlie of Erie, Pa.; two brothers, John Cupp of Barboursville and Clyde Cupp of Brunswick, Ga.; and a special sister-in-law, Betty Davis Locke of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Lyle Leslie Locke on Sept. 14, 1999; three brothers, Tom Cupp, Rosco Cupp and Oscar Cupp; and two sisters, Myrtle "Sis" Rutherford and Leodia Slane.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 3, 2008

Violet M. Locke

Violet Mae Locke, 82, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away Sept. 1, 2008.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Violet Mae Locke, 82, of St. Marys, WV, passed away September 1, 2008, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. She was born, November 25, 1925, in Chester, WV, a daughter of the late Wilmer Grimes and Florence Lynch Peckens. She attended the Nine Mile United Methodist Church. Violet enjoyed cooking, fishing, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by one son, Mike Locke and his wife, Sandra, of St. Marys, WV, six daughters, Sandra Layman and her husband, Charlie, of LaMarque, TX, Kathy Elder and her husband, Delbert, Linda Hall and her husband, Max, Amy Nichols and her husband, Tim, Cindy Bacorn and her husband, Rick, Patty Morrison and her husband, Todd, all of St. Marys, WV, 11 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather Aaron Henry Peckens Services will be held Thursday, September 4, 2008, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Bud Corbin officiating. Interment will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, St. Marys, WV. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. on Wednesday and from 10 to 11 A. M. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 2, 2005

William H. Locke

William H. "Bill" Locke, 90, of St. Marys died Dec. 1, 2005, at his residence.

He was born July 1, 1915, in St. Marys, a son of the late Howard and Anna Core Locke. He was a member of the St. Johns Catholic Church in St. Marys. He had attended Washington Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., and he was retired from the former Quaker State Oil Refinery of St. Marys. He had 45 years service retiring as personnel manager. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1701; a member of VFW Post 222 in St. Marys; and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Parkersburg. He was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann Cooksey Locke; two children, Mary Elizabeth "Molly" Watson of St. Marys and Joseph W. Locke and his wife, Sandra, of Woodlands, Texas; three grandchildren, Erika Grimes of St. Marys, Erin Taylor and her husband, Brian, of Pickerington, Ohio, and Bethany Watson of St. Marys; one great-grandson, Broday William Grimes of St. Marys; one brother, Edward "Jean" Locke and his wife, Elizabeth, of Marietta; a niece, Sally Roby of St. Marys; and two nephews, Jim Locke of California and David Locke of Marietta.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Ann Sunderman and a brother, Ralph Core Locke.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Johns Catholic Church, St. Marys, with the Rev. Thomas Karachira officiating. Burial will be in the St. Georges Cemetery, Churchtown, N.J., at the convenience of the family at a later date. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. A Rosary service will be conducted 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 29, 2008

Garnet V. Hescht Lockhart

Garnet V. Hescht Lockhart, 88, of Belmont, W.Va., died Feb. 28, 2008, at the Arbors in Marietta.

She was born in Pleasants County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Joseph and Maggie Payne Hescht. She had worked for Big Bear Grocery in Columbus, Ohio, for 20 years.

Survivors include her brother, Harold Hescht of Waverly, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John D. Lockhart; seven brothers, Gale, Glenn, Bernard, Earl, Leonard, Buddie and Russell; and two sisters, Edith Stout and Elma McCurdy.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial will follow in the Willow Island Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - August 27, 1936

JACOB LOGAN

Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday morning in Ruttencutter Funeral Home for Jacob Logan, 68, who died Monday. Rev. C. B. Johnson was in charge. Interment was made in the St. Marys Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader October 19, 1906

LOGUE CHILDREN

Diphtheria Epidemic

...........Friday two children, a boy and girl of Mrs. Stella Logue died of the disease.---------

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle December 22, 1921

LONG

Mrs. Nell G. Long died December 20 at St Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg, of septicemia, age 36 years, one month and two days. She had been residing with her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Robert T. Reed, at Belmont. She leaves two daughters, Freda Seipel and Natalie Long.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 25, 2004

Harold Longfellow

NEW MATAMORAS, Ohio - Harold Arthur Longfellow, 69, of New Matamoras died March 23, 2004.

He is survived by his wife, Dianne Longfellow; sons, Danny Longfellow of Woodbridge, Va., and Dale Cline of Newport, Ohio; daughters, Tina Glover of St. Marys, Peggy Longfellow of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Julie Newlen of New Matamoras; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mable Cox of St. Marys.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, with no visitation.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 12, 2009

Michael E. "Mike" Longwell

Michael E. "Mike" Longwell, 53, of Davisville, W.Va., passed away on Feb. 10, 2009, at his residence.

He was born March 23, 1955, in Parkersburg, a son of Jo Ann Lott Kirk of Davisville and the late John Longwell.

Michael formerly worked at Kirk's IGA and Criss Concrete. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Lodge 3 A.F.& A.M. in Parkersburg.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Tina Devins Longwell; two daughters, Jenny Longwell and Becky Smearman (Jimmy), all of Williamstown; two stepsons, Shawn Devins (Nikki) of Davisville and Joshua Smith of Parkersburg; two sisters, Susie Goodwin of Davisville and Wanda Fought of Walker; one stepsister, Jenny Kirk of St. Marys, W.Va.; one brother, Roger Longwell (Pam) of Davisville; two stepbrothers, Joe Kirk of Parkersburg and Billy Kirk of West Virginia; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles Kirk.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg with Jim Lynch officiating and Masonic services by Mt. Olivet Lodge 3 A.F.&A.M. Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

St. Marys Oracle February 18, 2009

Michael E. "Mike" Longwell

Michael E. "Mike" Longwell, 53, of Davisville, passed away Feb. 10, 2009, at his residence.

He was born March 23, 1955, in Parkersburg, a son of Jo Ann Lott Kirk of Davisville and the late John Longwell. He formerly worked at Kirk's IGA and Criss Concrete. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Lodge 3 AF&AM in Parkersburg.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Tina Devins Longwell; two daughters, Jenny Longwell and Becky Smearman and her husband, Jimmy) all of Williamstown; two stepsons, Shawn Devins and his wife, Nikki, of Davisville and Joshua Smith of Parkersburg; two sisters, Susie Goodwin of Davisville and Wanda Fought of Walker; one stepsister, Jenny Kirk of St. Marys; one brother, Roger Longwell and his wife, Pam, of Davisville; two stepbrothers, Joe Kirk of Parkersburg and Billy Kirk of West Virginia; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles Kirk.

Funeral services were Saturday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south Parkersburg with Jim Lynch officiating and Masonic services by Mt. Olivet Lodge 3 AF&AM.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 30, 2005

Mary Lott

Mary Lott, 78, of Williamstown departed this life on Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Marietta.

She was born May 23, 1925, to the late Albert and Iva Phillips.

Mrs. Lott is survived by sons, Jerry Lott of Spencer, Joseph Lott of Parkersburg, Jimmie Lott of Williamstown, Danny Lott of Marietta and Ronnie Lott of Washington, D.C.; daughters, Gwen Camden of Marietta, Janet Church of Ingram Ridge Rd. in St. Marys, Kathy Steed of Athens, Tenn., and Connie Lott and Susan Atkins, both of Parkersburg; sister, Gwendolyn Travelute of Waterville, Kan.; brother, Howard Phillips of Barberton, Ohio, 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Lott; and a son.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with interment in the Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery at Pennsboro. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 24, 2004

Evelyn A. Loudin

Evelyn Ann Loudin, 88, of Middletown Township, Pa., died June 22, 2004, at Riddle Village, Media, Pa.

She was born and raised in St. Marys and lived in Wallingford, Pa., for 40 years before moving to Riddle Village in 1993. She graduated from Parkersburg High School. She worked for Sears in telephone sales and then as a dental office administrator for Dr. Luz.

Mrs. Loudin was a member of the Swarthmore Methodist Church. She taught Bible school, junior church, choir and was a member of the Women's Auxiliary. She was also a Girl Scout leader.

She enjoyed sewing, knitting and was a crafter. She invented "101 ways to do hamburger." She also invented the concept of panty hose at her sewing machine circa 1958. But her foremost joy was being "A Great Mom."

She was predeceased by her husband, the late Dana B. Loudin in 2003.

She is survived by two sons, Bob Loudin of Los Angeles, Calif., and David Loudin (Maureen) of Sheffield Lake, Ohio; one daughter, Marydana Dotts (Terry) of Media, Pa.; and five grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Memorial Gardens, 2321 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008.

Arrangements by Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Home, 15 E. Fourth St., Media, Pa. 19063.

Contributions can be made to the Riddle Village Endowment Fund, 1048 Baltimore Pike, Media, PA 19063.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 10, 2005

Ethel M. Lough

Ethel Mae Lough, 74, of St. Marys died Nov. 9, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 13, 1931, at McFarland, Ritchie County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Fred B. and Florence McPeters Lamp. She was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church, St. Marys. She loved to trout fish and travel to the mountains, and loved her church and her family.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert L. Lough; three children, Chester Lough and his wife, Gloria, Terry Lough and his wife, Vickie, and Jeannie Metz and her husband, Carl, all of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Robbie Lough, Angela Garner, Brian Metz and Terry Lough II, all of St. Marys, and Sandra Lough of Cambridge, Ohio; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Beulah Colvin of Estill Springs, Tenn., Neva Pugh of Sandusky, Ohio, Leota Schrock of Lynn, Ind., and Jean Winland of St. Marys; one brother, Martin Lamp of Southington, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Edwina Gregg, and two brothers, Austin Lamp and Jack Lamp.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Pleasants Apostolic Church, St. Marys, with Dean Livingston officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Lane Cemetery at Hebron, W.Va. Calling hours will be 4-9 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 27, 2009

Robert L. Lough

Robert L. Lough, 77, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Oct. 25, 2009, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont, W.Va.

He was born Feb. 9, 1932, at Bearsville, Tyler County, W.Va., a son of the late John W. and Pearl Wright Lough. He became the pastor of the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in St. Marys in 1959, when founding Pastor C. S. Dayhoff passed away. His son, Terry L. Lough, became pastor in March of 1991 and he became the senior pastor.

He is survived by his children, Chester Lough and his wife, Gloria, Terry Lough and his wife, Vicki, and Jeannie Metz and her husband, Carl, all of St. Marys; grandchildren, Robbie Lough and his wife, Angela, of St. Marys, Saundra Lough of Cambridge, Ohio, Angela Garner of Newark, Ohio, Brian Metz stationed in Iraq with the military, and Terry Lough II of St. Marys; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Mae Lough; four brothers; and five sisters.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at the North Pleasants Apostolic Tabernacle with Dean Livingston officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lane Cemetery, Hebron, Pleasants County, W.Va. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 25, 2008

Russell W. Lough

Russell W. Lough, 85, of St. Marys, departed this life Friday, May 23, 2008, at his residence.

He was born June 13, 1922, in Alma, W.Va., a son of the late Johnny and Pearl Wright Lough. He was a veteran of World War II with service in the U.S. Navy. He later worked in the steel mills in Weirton and for the B&O Railroad. Russell retired in 1978 from the construction trade and was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 132. He liked working and farming as well as mowing the IOOF Cemetery in St. Marys and later the cemeteries on Shawnee and Brush Run in Tyler County. Prior to his membership at the Pike Church of Christ, he had been an elder in the George Street Church of Christ, St. Marys.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lucille B. Smith Lough; sons, Russell Junior Lough of Meadville, W.Va., and Kenneth W. Lough of St. Marys; daughter, Louise A. White of St. Marys; brother, Robert Lough of St. Marys; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara M. Lough; brothers, Chester, Ronald and Harold Lough; and sisters, Meryle Henderson, Shirley Stewart, Mary White, Carol Hadley and Mable Davis.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Evangelist David Newberry and Evangelist Cecil O. Dotson officiating. Interment will be in Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery in Pleasants County. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Ammon "Brent" Lowther Jr.

Ammon "Brent" Lowther Jr. 84, of the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home in Washington, D.C., completed his earthly journey Monday, Feb. 4, 2002.

Except for his short stay at the Soldiers' Home, he was a lifelong resident of West Virginia. He was born at Smithburg in Doddridge County on Oct. 9, 1917. Lowther served his state and nation with a unique commitment and brand of unselfish duty. He served with honor in Europe during World War II as a member of the U.S. Army, earning the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals. He served his community well throughout his life as an active supporter of military veterans, a civic activist, a media voice, and in scouting as a Civil Air Patrol lieutenant. A multifaceted and complex man, he was tenacious and committed to that which he believed to be true or right. He seldom swerved from the path once he got it mapped. His final effort to help his fellow man was to donate his body for medical study.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma Lowther of St. Marys; five cherald, Gerald B. Lowther of Panama City, FL, Carolyn L. Stewart of Parkersburg, James L. Lowther of Chugiak, Alaska, Leeland G. Lowther of Stafford, VA and Dennis L. Lowther of Annapolis, MD.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the World War II Memorial being built in Washington, D.C.. The address is World War II Memorial, P.o. Box 96776, Washington, D.C. 20090-6766 or website: www.wwiimemorial.com.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News February 1, 2007

Andrew R. Lowther

Andrew R. Lowther “A.B.,” 48, of Middlebourne, W.Va., departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, in Sistersville General Hospital, Sistersville.

He was born May 22, 1958, in New Martinsville, the son of Robert and Genelda Morris Lowther of Middlebourne.

He was a faithful friend and brother of Local 667 Boilermakers of Charleston, loved by family and friends. Andy was a 1976 graduate of Tyler County High School in Middlebourne, where he was a tackle on the Red Raider football team. He was a Protestant.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 23 years, Gloria; two sons, Andrew B. Lowther of Fairmont and David Lowther and his wife, Nicole, of St. Marys; a sister, Alice Tallman of Middlebourne; and a grandson, Jacob Lowther.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Middlebourne Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis A. Mehaffie officiating. Interment will be in Middlebourne Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 17, 2005

Janice Lowther

Janice Forshey Lowther, 66, of Waverly died July 15, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late David and Corene Jarvis Hicks.

Surviving are three sons, Robert Forshey and his wife, Pam, of Waverly, Douglas Forshey and his wife, Beth, of Parkersburg and Donald Forshey of Waverly; two daughters, Deb Waggoner and her husband, Russell, of Waverly and Donna Snyder and her husband, Duke, of Coolville; a brother, Dallas Jarvis of Akron, Ohio; four sisters, Dorothy Duncan and Glennis Blevins of Akron, Gladys Forshey of Waverly and Ann Davis of Parkersburg; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Forshey; second husband, Robert Lowther; and two brothers, Eugene and Charles Hicks.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Brian Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Island Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Robert E. Lowther

Robert E. Lowther, 58, of St. Marys died in a traffic accident June 24, 2005, on Old Route 50, near Glendale in Ritchie County.

He was born Aug. 21, 1946, in Parkersburg, the son of the late Charles Emery Lowther and Susie Ada Kerr Lowther of St. Marys. He was a laborer by trade and a member of the Laborers Local Union. He was a 1964 graduate of St. Marys High School.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Janice Forshey Lowther of St. Marys; two sons, Ed Lowther and his wife, Kristie, of Powder Springs, Ga., and Rick Lowther of Parkersburg; a granddaughter, Madeline Lowther of Powder Springs; one sister, Ronda Meyer and her husband, John; one niece, Teresa Meyer; and two nephews, Brian and Eric Meyer.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Randy Lowther.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Mike Hickman officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Sally Lowther

Sally Lowther, 74, of Vienna, died April 13, 2001, at her residence.

She was born in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Roger E. and Mary E. Trainer Cain. She attended Marietta College, was a homemaker, a member of the Wood County Democrat Womens Club and attended the Unitarian Church at Marietta. She was an avid bowler.

Survivors include one son, Andrew A. Lowther of Vienna; two grandchildren, Brooke Hopkins of Charlotte, and Christopher C. Hopkins of California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Dyson Lowther in 1984; and two sons, Roger P. Lowther and Stephen J. Lowther.

Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Vaughan Funeral Home of Parkersburg, with the Reverend Justin LaPointe officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News January 6, 2005

Sophia L. Lowther

Sophia L. Lowther, 85, a resident of Eagle Pointe Nursing Home of Parkersburg, went to meet the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005.

A former resident of St. Marys in Pleasants County, she was born Nov. 7, 1919, a daughter of the late William Henry Dennis and Ida Emma Ross Dennis. Mrs. Lowther was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belmont and attended Boaz Baptist Church. She was active in many activities in Pleasants County, including being a Sunday School teacher, Senior Citizens, Pleasants County Quilt Club, and was a Pleasants County Democrat of the year. Her hobbies were quilting, cooking and being with family and friends.

She is survived by two sons, Dale C. Lowther of Williamstown and Gene K. Lowther and his wife, Carol, of Belmont; one sister, Doris Bickerstaff of Parkersburg; one brother, Harold Dennis of Franklin, Pa.; two half brothers, Billie Dennis of St. Marys and Donald Dennis of Okay, Okla.; one stepbrother, Clifford D. Lowther of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; six living grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many caring friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen K. Lowther; three stepchildren, Carl G. Lowther, Wilma Rogers and John E. Lowther; one grandson, Donald Rogers Jr.; her stepmother, Ethel (Noland) Lowther Dennis; two brothers, Charles Dennis and Clyde Dennis; one sister, Emma Grace Life; one half-brother, Roy Dennis; one stepsister, Helen Duty; and two stepbrothers, Charles and Guy "Tom" Lowther.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, 309 Clark St., Belmont, with the Rev. Bob Alfred officiating. Burial in Willow Island Cemetery. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg and from noon until service time at the church on Friday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 7, 2009

Susie A. Lowther

Susie A. Lowther, 84, of Schultz, Pleasants County, W.Va., passed away March 5, 2009, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

Susie was born March 18, 1924, at Rockport, Wood County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Andrew D. and Edna M. Freeland Kerr. Her hobbies included cooking, gardening and enjoying her family.

Surviving are one daughter, Ronda S. Meyer and her husband, John, of Schultz; one son, Bill Life and his wife, Beverly, of Waynesboro, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Lowther; two sons, Randy and Robert Lowther; four brothers, William, Wendell, Bruce and Robert Kerr; and two sisters, Annie Kimes and Roberta Anderson.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 27, 2005

Thelma A. Lowther

Thelma Ann Lowther, 83, of St. Marys passed away Feb. 26, 2005, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Home, Parkersburg.

She was born April 29, 1922, in Ravenna, Ohio, the daughter of the late George and Carrie Lansinger Simon. She was a resident of Pleasants County Area since the late 1940's. She was many things to many people. She was a jewel of many facets: a loving mother, an active, faithful church member of St. John's Catholic Church, an outgoing community volunteer and activist. She shared a full and productive life.

She is survived by five children, Gerald Lowther and his wife, Kay, of Florida, Carolyn Stewart of West Virginia, James Lowther and wife, Carol, of Alaska, Leland Lowther and his wife, Sarah, of Virginia, and Dennis Lowther and his wife, Ginger, of Maryland; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Kay Rohrman and Elenor Gilbert, both of Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ammon Brent Lowther Jr. on Feb. 5, 2002.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Catholic Church, St. Marys, with Father Thomas Kirachira officiating. A joint interment with her husband will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg. Graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 15 to honor her husband. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with a Rosary service at 8 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Catholic Church, c/o the Altar Society Christmas Basket Program, P.O. Box 338, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times January 22, 2008

Roger P. Loy Sr.

NEW MATAMORAS — Roger Phillip Loy Sr., 58, of State Route 7, New Matamoras, Ohio, died Saturday (Jan. 19, 2008) at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born Aug. 1, 1949, in New Matamoras, the son of the late Frank and Mary (Swiger) Loy.

He was a truck mechanic and driver, a member of the Parr Hill Community Church, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

In addition his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeremy Pearson; two sisters, Frances Fox and Judy Ward; a brother, Robert Loy; three nephews, Howard Beagle, Michael Paul Slonaker and Ricky Beagle; and a niece, Paula Loy.

Survivors include his wife, Judy (Osinski) Loy; five daughters, Mary (Eric) Schau of Cape Coral, Fla., Tracy (Nick) Lamp of New Matamoras, Tiffany (Virgil) Flipski of Streetsboro, Ohio, Matty Pearson of Cape Coral, and Sara Pearson of New Matamoras; two sons, Roger Jr. (Denise) Loy of New Matamoras and Aaron (Jess) Loy of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; three brothers, Paul (Shelva) Loy of St. Marys, W.Va., Charles (Mary) Loy and Larry Loy, both of New Matamoras; five sisters, Genova (Harold) Beagle, Patty (Cecil) Beagle, Barbara (Roger) Wilcox, Phyllis (Steve) Ward and Frankie (Paul) Hendershot, all of New Matamoras; 18 grandchildren; 15 nieces; and 15 nephews.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mount St., Sardis, with Pastor David Beaver officiating. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Parr Hill Community Church, 1125 Parr Hill Road, New Matamoras, Ohio 45767.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader July 9, 2005

ALVIN H. LUCAS SR.

Alvin H. Lucas, Sr., 81, of St. Marys, WV, died, June 29, 2005, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, OH.

He was born, August 31, 1923, in East Liverpool, OH, a son of the late George Dewey and Tillie Haverland Lucas. He was a Baptist and was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War, serving in the Philippines. He was retired from the U. S. Postal Service.

He is survived by two sons, Alvin Lucas and Allen Lucas both of St. Marys, WV, a step daughter, Elizabeth Jones of St. Marys, WV, grandchildren, Robert Lucas and his wife, Angie of Friendly, WV, Gabe Lucas of Parkersburg, WV, Autumn Patterson of Lowell, OH, and Matthew Lucas of St. Marys, WV, great grandchildren, Robert, Jaden, Jasmine, Noel, and Chloe Patterson, two sisters, Betty Whitcomb of Salem, OH, Doris Gilliland of Pell City, AL, one brother, Bob Lucas of East Liverpool, OH, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Barbara Potts Lucas.

Mr. Lucas’s wishes were that he be cremated and there were no calling hours or service. Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys was in charge of arrangements

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - August 16, 1901

Burned to Death

The little baby boy, between the age of one and two years, of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lucas, was burned to death last Friday afternoon, about 4 o'clock, at their home on Gravel Hill. The mother left the unfortunate babe and its four year old brother while she went for a pail of water to a well near by. The child was asleep and she threw a lace curtain over it to prevent the flies from disturbing its rest, and the older child in some manner, got hold of some matches and fired the curtain. The child was frightfully burned about the head and body, and died of the shock about 11 o'clock the same night.

The mother is distracted with grief because of the tragedy. The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersbrg News January 20, 2007

Paul A. Lundy

Paul Albert Lundy, 64, of Ellenboro, W.Va., died at his residence on Jan. 18, 2007.

He was born Nov. 26, 1942, in Washington, N.J., the son of the late Floyd and Alice Hyatt Lundy. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a retired clerk from M&M Mars Co., Hackettstown, N.J., and attended Grace Episcopal Church, St. Marys, W.Va.

Mr. Lundy is survived by son, Michael Lundy of Carmel, Ind.; daughters, Susan Lundy Morse and Tracy Lundy, both of Columbus, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother.

Friends may visit from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. There will be no services.

(Gerald Bills)


Carol S. Lynch

Carol Sue Lynch, 41, of Parkersburg died June 17, 2005, at her residence.

She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Charles B. Rockhold and Lavada Susanna Keeder Smith of Parkersburg. She was Baptist by faith.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Matthew Paul Lynch of St. Marys; her stepfather, Larry Gene Smith of Parkersburg; her sister, Linda Lucille Rockhold of Parkersburg; her brothers, Ben Rockhold and Charles B. Rockhold Jr., both of Parkersburg; her sister-in-law, Angela Dennis Rockhold; her grandmother, Hazel Udora Rockhold of Elizabeth; and her nieces and nephews, Tina May Stump, Linda Lucille Rockhold and Summer and Aaron Rockhold.

She was preceded in death by an infant son; her grandparents, Charles and Virgie Rockhold; and her grandfather, James Franklin Keeder.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with the Rev. Dave Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 5, 2005

Sue Lynch

Flora Sue Lynch, 80, of Vienna passed away Jan. 4, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 31, 1924, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Irven and Marcia Smith Cooper.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Lynch of Vienna and Fred Lynch of Waverly; two daughters, Judith Adams of Parkersburg and Peggy Sawin of Vienna; one brother, Edward Cooper of St. Marys; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vear Lynch; two brothers; and one sister.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg, with Pastor Terry Alvarez officiating. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

(Gerald Bills)


RACHEL LYNCH

Pleasants County Leader - July 3, 1901

"Rachel Lynch, daughter of D. Lynch of Lytton, died last Friday, age 1 year. Her remains were laid to rest Sunday at Beechwood cemetery."

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 18, 2007

Mary Ellen Lyne

Mary Ellen Lyne, 77, of Belmont, W.Va., Eureka Community, died Feb. 16, 2007.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Mary Ellen Lyne, 77, of Belmont, WV, Eureka Community, died, February 16, 2007, at the Worthington Manor Care Center, Parkersburg, WV. She was born, January 11, 1930, in Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late Alva Burris and Beulah Mae Locke Lyne. She was retired Postmistress of the former Eureka Post Office and a 1948 graduate of St. Marys High School. She was a member of the former St. Paul’s United Methodist Church a Eureka, WV. She is survived by one sister, Lois Medley and her husband Jed of Belmont, WV, Eureka Community, one brother, John Carlton Lyne of Belmont, WV, and several nieces, and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Palmer and a sister-in-law, Mary Lyne. Services will be held Monday, February 19, 2007, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 P. M. Sunday and from 9 to 11 A. M. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 7, 2006

Mary L. Lyne

Mary Louise Lyne, 75, of Eureka Community, Pleasants County, W.Va., died Oct. 6, 2006, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Parkersburg.

She was born Jan. 7, 1931, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles and Golda Gill Dearth. Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys. She had worked at the former Colin Anderson Center, former Shouldis’ Department Store, as a cook for the Pleasants County School System, and as a poll worker. She also assisted with the Visions Lunch Program for the needy.

She is survived by her husband, John Carlton Lyne; children, Steve Pryor of Orlando, Fla., Rick Pryor of Huntsville, Ala., Roger Pryor, and his wife, Cindy, of St. Augustine, Fla., Scott Pryor and his wife, Dawn, of Vienna and Lynn Garber of Parkersburg; stepchildren, Charles Lyne and his wife, Debbie, of Woodbridge, Va., Patricia King and her husband, Jess, of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Maria Jenkins and her husband, Scott, of Washington, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Dearth; and two sisters, Carolyn Todd and Jean Clovis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Delbert Pryor in 1975, and brothers, David and Eugene Dearth.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday 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. Saturday at the funeral home. An online guest book is available at www.ingramfh.com

(Gerald Bills)


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