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Parkersburg News October 16, 2006

Georgia Mahaney

Georgia Mahaney, 83, Route 1, Cairo, W.Va., Glendale Community, departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at Parkersburg.

Mrs. Mahaney was born on Sept. 12, 1923, near Glendale in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Elza Michael and Epsie Lee Mercer Fox. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pike Church of Christ.

She is survived by daughters, Rosa Lee Binegar of Glendale, W.Va., and Melva D. Pickens of Parkersburg; brothers, Dayne Fox of French Creek, St. Marys, and Blaine Fox of Oldtown, Md.; a sister, Ethel Prim of Sunnyside, W.Va.; grandchildren, Amanda Powell, Ronald Pickens and Gary Pickens.

Mrs. Mahaney was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Melvin Hays Mahaney, and brothers, Brooks, Wayne and Zane Fox.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Evangelist Cecil Dotson officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Glendale. Friends may call from 4:30-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 29, 2009

Glenda I. Mahaney

Glenda I. Mahaney, 86, of Parkersburg passed away March 27, 2009.

She was born in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Griff and Rose Maston. Glenda moved to Parkersburg in 1981 from Glendale, W.Va., where she had lived since 1939.

Loving mother of three, grandmother of nine and great-grandmother of 15, she is survived by son, Kenneth Wayne Mahaney of Lenoir City, Tenn.; daughter, Wanda L. DeMoss of Clearwater, Fla.; daughter, Susan M. McCloy of Parkersburg; as well as one brother and four sisters.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. Mahaney; and four brothers.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor David Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Glenda's family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today at Leavitt Funeral Home, 403 Seventh St., Parkersburg.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 21, 2008

John F. Mahaney

John Franklin Mahaney, 81, of Williamstown, W.Va., passed away peacefully Sept. 16, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital's Transitional Care Unit after suffering a stroke and complications from cancer.

He was born in Petroleum, Ritchie County, W.Va., and was retired from Kimberly Clark Corporation and Colin Anderson Center.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Louise and Patricia Ann Mahaney, both of Williamtown; two brother in laws, Clarence "Jesse" James of St. Marys and Lee Allen Michael of Cairo; and one sister in law, Maude James Sullivan of Vienna.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Freda James Mahaney; both parents, Raymond and Louise Roberts Mahaney; three brothers, Charles Raymond Mahaney, Ralph Roberts Mahaney and Paul Donald Mahaney; and three sisters, Mary Katherine Leach, Betty Louise Michael and Dorothy Jean Parks.

Cremation services have been entrusted to the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna. A private service will be scheduled at a later date for family and friends at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Cairo, W.Va.

Anyone wishing to honor the memory of John Mahaney may make a donation to the Humane Society of Parkersburg, 29th and Poplar Streets, Parkersburg, WV 26101, Attention Mary Ann Hollis.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 14, 2010

Henry Carl Maidens Jr.

Henry Carl Maidens Jr., 81, of Eureka, W.Va., passed away on May 13, 2010, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 28, 1929, in Williamstown, W.Va., a son of the late Henry C. and Nettie May Maidens. Jr. was a 1947 graduate of Williamstown High School and a member of the Burnt Hill United Methodist Church. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and he retired from American Cyanamid/Cytec Industries with 38 years of service. Jr. enjoyed his grandchildren, keeping up with current events and watching television.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy Maidens; his children, Carla Conaway and her husband, Richard, of St. Marys, Henry C. Maidens, III and his wife, Clara, of St. Marys, Sabrina Kepple and her husband, Robert, of Frederick, Md., Jacqueline Maidens of Spencer; grandchildren, JT Woodruff and his wife, Niki, of Maineville, Ohio, Amy Mayle and her husband, Brody, of Grafton, W.Va., Jason Kepple of Las Vegas, Nev., Joseph Conaway of Pittsburgh, Pa., Alexis Kepple of Frederick, Md., Cayla Conaway of St. Marys, W.Va., Baine West of Parkersburg, W.Va., Nicole Maidens, Samantha Maidens, both of St. Marys, W.Va.; great grandchild Avery Woodruff; sisters, Dorothy Varner of Williamstown, W.Va., Betty Miracle of Williamstown, W.Va., Chloe Dene Decker of Lexington, N.C., and one brother, Raymond Maidens of Williamstown, W.Va. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Patricia Bailes and brother Donald Maidens.

Services will be held Sunday, at 2 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. with Rev. Ed Lowe officiating. Interment will be in the Burnt Hill Cemetery, Wood County, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 11, 2008

Jane E. Malone

Jane E. Malone, 78, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away Dec. 10, 2008.

She was born Feb. 4, 1930, in Parkersburg, to the late Earl Richard and Alice Audrey Crandall Backus. She enjoyed gardening, counted cross stitch, puzzle books, cooking, ceramics and spending time with her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Erin Pritchett and her husband, Russell, and Crystal Malone, both of St. Marys; one grandson, Craig Pritchett and his wife, Lyncee, of Belmont, W.Va.; one granddaughter, Kari Pritchett of St. Marys; one brother, Richard Backus and his wife, Norma, of Parkersburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ensil Malone in 1996; and two sisters, Alice Earlene "Jeanne" Hanus and Joyce Eilene Riachi.

A graveside memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va., with Pastor Tim Nichols officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Housecalls Hospice, 1226 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 15, 2009

JoAnn Seevers Malone

JoAnn Seevers Malone, 67, of St. Marys, W.Va., formerly of Newport, Ohio, passed away peacefully at 3:45 p.m. Aug. 13, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. She was surrounded by loving family and friends.

She was born March 8, 1942, in Newport, Ohio, a daughter of the late Charles and Virginia Sparks Seevers. She was a former employee of the former Colin Anderson Center and a graduate of Newport High School. Her hobbies included crocheting and playing cards.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Kenneth Malone; her children, Melody Jill Malone Turchik and her husband, Jay, Menday Malone and her fiance, Ed Banghart, and Kenneth (Jake) Malone and his wife, Missy; and her only grandson, Travis Malone, all of St. Marys; sisters, Anna Mae Eddy of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Mary Death of Marietta; one brother, Charles Seevers and his wife, Janice, of Marietta; three loving sister-in-laws, Anita Colvin, Sandy Seevers and Joyce Seevers; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Donald Seevers.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastors Mike Hoover and Pastor Richard Cale officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle September 5, 2007

Tracy Dean Malone

Tracy Dean Malone, 82, died Aug. 1, 2007, in Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, FL.

He was born in St. Marys the son of the late Odd Oliver and Vodia Lavinia Tracy Malone. He worked on various construction; jobs and prior to retirement was an accountant with Ormet Aluminum in Hannibal. OH.

He was a 1942 graduate of St. Marys High School, Mountain State Business College and United States Army Veteran of World War H. He had resided in New Martinsville and moved to Florida in 1988.

Survivors include his wife, Leatrice, of Bradenton; two daughters, Teresa Malone and Leah Wells, both of Bradenton; four grandchildren: and sister-in-law Jane Malone of St. Marys.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Tracy Dean "TD" Jr.; and one brother, Ensil.

Visitation and memorial services were at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, Bradenton. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation, Manatee/Sarasota Counties Chapter, inc., South Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34239-2601.

(Gerald Bills)


Woodrow W. Malone

Woodrow W. Malone, 89, of Route 1, St. Marys, died May 29, 2002, at the residence of his son, Tim of Route 3, St. Marys. He was born April 24, 1913, in Pleasants County, a son of the late Frank and Millie Cronin Malone. He was retired from Quaker State, he was a Methodist and his hobbies included farming and hunting.

He is survived by three daughters, Mary Ann Maston and Connie West both of St. Marys, and Martha Lou Jacobs of Clarksburg; two sons, David "Jack" Malone and Tim Malone, where he made his home, both of St. Marys; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Pearl Schayes of Mingo Junction, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Clarice Lawson Malone; two daughters, Barbara Stewart and Judy Kay Shaw; three sons-in-law, Ralph Maston, Junior Shaw and Richard Jacobs; four grandchildren; six sisters; and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys with Pastor Randy Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island. Calling hours will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News March 30, 2005

David C. Mankins

David Charles Mankins, 22, beloved son of Charles R. and Beth A. Mankins of Mound Manor, St. Marys departed this life in the early morning hours of March 29, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. His death was a result of cardiac arrest from complications of his urea cycle defect.

He was born, July 5, 1982, in Parkersburg. David was a remarkable young man with a wonderful sense of humor and a strong will to live in surviving the many complications of his disorder. He was a very social young man who enjoyed being with people. He loved to ride motorcycles, four-wheelers and tractors with his father, trains with his grandfather, Rex, traveling with his mother and going to dinner and the library with his caregivers. There was no amusement park ride too fast or too wild for him. His favorite activities were being read to aloud and looking through books, working puzzles, playing remote-controlled cars and, most of all, listening to music, particularly 1950's rock and roll. His favorite color was yellow. David was a five-year member of the Arvilla Wide-Awakes 4-H Club. He attended Pleasants County 4-H Camp where he was a member of the Seneca Tribe, was an honorary chief serving with Lance Stanley, chief, received the Tribal Loyalty Award and the 4-H Achievement Award. David earned many blue ribbons and Best of Show awards for his project work. David participated as a ramp bowler for several years in the West Virginia Special Olympics for the Pleasants County Golden Eagles. David was a member of the graduating class of 2003 whose classmates honored him with a standing ovation when he received his diploma. During his school years he participated in the eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C., the senior trip to Cedar Point and shared a regional award for an art project exhibited at Tamarack. He participated annually in the Special Day in the Arts at West Virginia University - Parkersburg.

David is survived by his loving paternal grandfather, Webster Rex Mankins of Belmont, loving extended family, Susie and Russell Maston and family, Brenda and Larry Barnhart and family, all of Pleasants County. In addition he is survived by his loving providers Debra Ramsey, Neil Lyons and Julie Kimball; his faithful Westie Daisy; and a multitude of friends in the Pleasants County Community.

A celebration of David's life and a time of remembrance will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Marys United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates at Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the church.

David's parents request that memorial contributions be considered to the David C. Mankins 4-H College Scholarship, c/o Pleasants Community Foundation Inc., PO Box 111, St. Marys, WV 26170 to be awarded annually to a deserving Pleasants County 4-H'er.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - July 8, 1910

MRS. CAL MALONE

Mrs. Cal Malone died at her home at Horseneck on Saturday of last week. She leaves her husband and several children to mourn their loss.

The sympathy of all is with them in their dark hour of grief.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 28, 2006

Mary L. Marks

Mary L. Henderson Marks, 82, of St. Marys passed away Dec. 27, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born Jan. 19, 1924, in Perkins, W.Va., a daughter of the late George W. and Mary Elder Henderson. She worked at the Highway Grill, was a foster grandparent at the Colin Anderson Center, made her home with her son Paul and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and attended Cornerstone Gospel Church in Vienna.

She is survived by two sons, Paul A. Marks Jr. and wife, Ginger, of St. Marys and Michael A. Marks of Parkersburg; one son-in-law, Charles D. Hearn of Newport, Ohio; five grandchildren, Paula Marks Lee and husband, Eric, of Charleston, Matthew Marks of St. Marys, David Hearn and wife, Tammy, of Newport, Mindy Justice and husband, Tom, of Belle Valley, Ohio, and Deanna Reed of Coolville, Ohio; and nine great-grandchildren, Caleb, Rachel, Jared and Naomi Lee of Charleston, Alex and Abby Hearn of Newport and Joshua, Jordan, and Jacob Justice of Belle Valley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Marks Sr.; one daughter, Carolyn Marks Hearn; and two sisters, Claudia Boggs and Vinnie Furr.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastors Mark D. Wilding and Rick Kapple officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - February 12, 2004

Ethel Marple

ST. MARYS - Ethel Marple, 97, of St. Marys died Feb. 10, 2004, in Hillsdale, Mich.

She was born on March 19, 1906, at Calcutta, Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Matheny Bell. She was a Methodist.

She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Virginia Bell and Frances Bell, both of Hillsdale; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd Marple, in 1982; two sisters, Edrie Gault and Helen Davidson; and two brothers, Fred Bell and Chester Bell.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Hillsdale County, 111 South Howell Street, Hillsdale, MI 49242.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader July 16, 1943

WILLIAM SHERMAN MARPLE

William S. Marple, 77, a life long resident of Pleasants County died at his home on French Creek Tuesday, July 13.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) with burial to be in the Calcutta cemetery.

(Note: Death Certificate and Ruttencutter Funeral Home Records identifies the cemetery as the Marple Cemetery which is located on French Creek. - Wife per death certificate was Della Logan.)

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader September 17, 2005

Harold Clark Marsh Jr.

Harold Clark Marsh Jr., 75, formerly of St. Marys, died Thursday, Sept. 15, in Sebring, Fla.

He was born in St. Marys on Nov. 25, 1929, a son of the late Harold Clark Marsh Sr. and Margaret Ellen (Irey) Marsh. He lived in Sebring, Fla. from 1936-1949. He returned to St Marys and then moved back to Sebring in 1988. He was a Telephony in Communications.

A Baptist by faith, Marsh served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Deloris A Marsh, of Sebring, Fla.; two daughters, Jeanette Wolfe of St. Marys, and Debra A. Marsh of Charleston, S.C.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda K. Fulmer; a brother, Robert A. Marsh of West Point, Ind.; and three sisters, Alberta M. Ingle of Bonifay, Fla., Betty M. Hall of Sebring, Fla., and Judith M. Johnson of Boyce, Va.

There will be no visitation or services out of respect for Marsh's wish to be cremated. Arrangements were by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Sebring, Fla.

In place of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a local Hospice.

(Gerald Bills)


MARY GRACE MARSHALL

Mary Grace Marshall, 80, of Walker, died Aug. 22, 2001, at her residence.

She was born March 14, 1921, in Waverly, daughter of the late Thomas and Vernie Corbin Wingrove. She retired from Seddons Restaurant; was a member of the Pleasant Grove U.M.C.; and was an avid fisherman. She is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Daisy and Everett Flemming of Parkersburg, Verna Irene and Floyd of Pennsylvania, and Freda Sarah and Rick Northrop of St. Marys; three sons and their wives, William Arthur and Naomi Yost of Ripley, James Yost of Cottageville, and John and Penny Yost of Walker; one brother, Luther Wingrove of Waverly; 15 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph Marshall; her first husband, James A. Yost; her second husband, Noah "Bus" Marshall; stepson, Urshel Marshall; two sisters, Opal Bayles and Virgie Baker; and two brothers, Clarence and Lester Wingrove. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Green Street, Parkersburg. Burial will follow in Herndon Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Submitted by her loving niece, Linda Baker Mitchell, Loudoun County, VA.


Parkersburg News April 6, 2006

Sandra S. Marshall

Sandra S. Marshall, 71, of Mount Storm Village, Mount Storm, W.Va., died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, Oakland, Md.

Born in Feb. 24, 1935, in Parkersburg, she was the daughter of the late Hobart and Mabel (McClain) Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Theodore R. Marshall in 1991.

She was Methodist by faith and was a member of the Mount Storm Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School, St. Marys, W.Va., and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6735, Mount Storm, and Davis-Thomas Chapter, O.E.S.

She is survived by two daughters, Stacy Kifer of Mount Storm and Desiree D. Unger of Queenstown, Md.; and three grandchildren.

An interment service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Pleasants Memorial Estates, St. Marys, with the Rev. Mark Mayfield officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the cemetery. Interment will follow.

The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the family, c/o Stewart Funeral Home, 32 S. Second St., Oakland, MD 21550.

The Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 2, 2007

Barbara A. Martin

Barbara Ann Martin, 59, of Route 1, Petroleum, W.Va., departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at the family residence.

Barbara was born on March 4, 1947, at Parkersburg, a daughter of the late James N. Sr. and Pauline Miller Morton. She had been employed by the former Mid-Atlantic Glass of Ellenboro for nearly 20 years. She was a graduate of Cairo High School with the class of 1965 and attended Glenville State College. She was a member and treasurer of the Rusk Community Church.

Barbara was the loving, caring wife of her husband of 40 years, Roger H. Martin; loving mother to daughter and son-in-law and son and daughter-in-law, Crystal Dawn and Brian Hickman of Newport News, Va., and Ronald and Andrea Martin of Mineral Wells; a joyful sister to James Morton Jr. and Mike Morton, both of Cairo, W.Va., and a sister, Mary Frances Kelly of St. Marys; grandchildren, Ryan Martin and Noah Hickman; and the family friend and pet dog, Candy.

In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by an infant sister, Margaret Morton.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday from Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with the Rev. Bob Roth and the Rev. James Kelly officiating. Interment will be in the Terry Cemetery near Glendale in Ritchie County. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials in the name of Barbara Martin are preferred to the Rusk Community Church, c/o Ronald Martin, 457 Lincolnshire Dr., Mineral Wells, WV 26150.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle April 2, 1898

BRIGGS MARTIN

Briggs Martin, a veteran of the late war, died at his home in this place on last Monday night. His death was quite sudden and entirely unexpected, as he was on the street during the day. He was past sixty years of age, and a pensioner. His remains were taken to the Bills Cemetery on French Creek for interment.

(Note: You will find the following in the Bills Cemetery listing. MARTIN, Calvin B. - ____-____ - Co. E, 5 WV Cav.)

(Gerald Bills)


Donald J. Martin

Donald J. Martin, 59, of Belmont, W.Va. died Feb. 23, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born Feb. 3, 1942, in Sistersville, a son of the late John Richard Martin and Evelyn V. Bowers Martin of Sistersville. He was a pipefitter for Local 565 Plumbers and Steamfitters of Parkersburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and attended the Cornerstone Gospel Church of Vienna. He was also a graduate of Salem College.

In addition to his mother, Evelyn V. Bowers Martin, survivors include his wife, Carol S. Hissom Martin; one son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Frances Martin of Clarksburg; one daughter, Melinda Hale of Belmont; one granddaughter, Caitlee Hale; one brother, David Martin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and four sisters, Margaret Jeffries and Joan Evans, both of Sistersville, Carolyn Mercer of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Pamela Hanna of Wadsworth, Ohio.

In addition to his father, John Richard Martin, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Henry Hale.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, Pastor Mark Wilding officiating. Burial in Friendly Cemetery, Friendly, W.Va., with military graveside services conducted by VFW Post 6327 and American Legion Post 67, both of Sistersville, and American Legion Post 86 of Paden City. Visitation is from 1-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


St. Marys Oracle April 16, 1886

Edward Martin

Mr. Edward Martin, of Rock Run, died on last Saturday, and was buried Sunday evening. Mr. Martin leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss. They have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. (Date of Death-April 10, 1886-GEB)

(Gerald Bills)


George Clayton Martin

Date and Time of Service: 12/17/2004 - 2P.M.

George Clayton Martin, 73, of New Matamoras, OH, died, December 14, 2004, in Newport, OH. He was born, October 23, 1931, in Washington County, OH, a son of the late Emmett E. and Bessie M. Joy Martin. He attended Newport High School, He retired from the Washington County Department of Highways. He enjoyed restoring his 57 Chevy’s, fishing, camping, traveling, and relaxing on his front porch enjoying the wildlife. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Ruth Ann Bailey Martin, five children Penny Ann Lane of Parkersburg, WV, Vickie Lynn Joy and her husband Clyde of Beavertown, OH, Debra Kay Hereford and her husband Eric of Newport, OH, George David Martin and his wife Tammy of New Matamoras, OH, twelve grandchildren, Rick Lane and his wife Margaret, Brenda Schneid and her husband Larry, Aaron Lane and his wife Muriah, Valerie Campbell and her husband Gary, Michelle Henderhan and her husband Jimmy, Tricia Smith and her husband Chris, Alicia Rush and her special friend Larry Townsend, Erika Hereford, Amanda Vesper and her husband Brian, Dawn Farson, Chris Farson and his wife Angie, Justin Barnhouse, eleven grandchildren Brittany and Triston Lane, Carissa Farmer, Shawn Ogaz, Chelsey Campbell, Ashley McNabb, Janielle Henderhan, Michael Smith, Ashton Rush, and Christopher Farson, two great great grandchildren Adah Smitley and Amelia Miller, one brother Clyde Martin of New Matamoras, OH, several nieces, nephews, and special friends; Jime Berga, Clyde Joy, George Hendricks, and the late Jimmie Binegar. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, two brothers, and his son-in-law Herman Lane. Services will be held Friday, December 17, 2004, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor David Beaver officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, OH. Calling hours from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M Thurs and from 1 to 2 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle April 16, 1887

James S. Martin was born in Ritchie county, W. Va., May 9, 1846, and died in Pleasants county near Nine Mile, April 10, 1887.

The deceased joined the M. E. Church at the early age of eleven years. At the age of fifteen he enlisted in our late war in Company F, 14th Regiment, and served until the close of the war. He remained all this time steadfast to the profession he made, and has always lived a consistent member of the church militant and has now gone to the church triumphant, after an illness of four months. O how sad it was to see him call his four little children to his bedside to kiss him and bid him farewell. May God bless the companion and children and help them to live in that way that when they die they may meet the loved gone before.

The remains were interred in the cemetery on Whiskey Run, near the M. E. Church. O.E.B.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle June 22, 1882

JOSIAH MARTIN

A brief sketch of the life of our lamented friend and Bro. Josiah Martin. He was born in Tyler co. near Boles Mill August 31, 1814, joined the M. E. Church in March 1836, was married Sept. 22nd of the same year, was leader of the first M. E. class organized on Bond’s Creek about the year ‘47, afterwards leader at McKim; still later was leader of the Pleasant Hill class, was a regular attendant at church, and a faithful worker in the vineyard of his Master up to the year ‘76, when the hand of affliction bore so heavily upon him that he was deprived of many of the Christian associations hitherto enjoyed, but able to visit friends and attend church occasionally until latter part of ‘79, was confined to the bed of affliction from October ‘81 until Jan.16, ‘82, when 5 min. before 6 a. m. he ceased frm his suffering, closed his eyes in that sleep that knows no waking, only to open them on the beauties and grandeur of the glory land. For some days prior to his departure he was a great sufferer, the’ be bore his sufferings with Christian fortitude. No doubt but his last moments were his brightest moments; died without a moan or sigh. Mr. M , one of our number has passed to the unknown from whence no traveler has ever returned; one of the most useful of our highly honored and useful members of the church militant, one whose labors God graciously owned in a remarkable degree. May we be permitted to say that his character is spotless. He was seldom ever too late at class meeting or public worship. The prosperity of Zion was his chief joy; he lived in the spirit of his covenant engagement with God, being ready for any service, and rejoicing in all. His Bible was his teacher; prayer his element, his delight, consecrating his energies unremittingly to God and his cause. Would it not be well if all church members were like him in those things! We would have a holier, happier, and a more useful church. Thus, closed the life of Father Martin, whose entire earthly existence was 67 yrs., 4 mo., 15 dys.

NATHAN

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 19, 2006

Ruth Ann Martin

Ruth Ann Martin, 69, of Newport, Ohio, died June 17, 2006.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(As Posted By Ingram Funeral Home)

Ruth Ann Martin, 69, of Newport, OH, died, June 17, 2006, at the OSU Medical Center, Columbus, OH. She was born, November 22, 1936, in Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late William Harve and Audra Winland Bailey. She had worked for the Family Service Center in Marietta, OH, the Washington County Home, and Marietta Memorial Hospital. She did in home care and retired from the former Colin Anderson Center. She was a Baptist and her hobbies included crafts, flowers, gardening, canning, and farming. She is survived by five children, Penny Ann Lane of Parkersburg, WV, Vickie Lynn Joy and her husband, Clyde of Beavertown, OH, Debra Kay Hereford of Newport, OH, George David Martin and his wife, Tammy and Maxolia Jean Barnhouse and her husband, Ray all of New Matamoras, OH, twelve grandchildren, Rick Lane and his friend, Molly, Brenda Lane, Aaron Lane and his wife, Muriah, Valerie Campbell and her husband, Gary, Michelle Henderhan and his husband, Jimmy, Tricia Smith and her husband, Chris, Alicia Rush and her special friend, Larry Townsend, Erika Hereford, Amanda Vesper and her husband, Brian, Dawn Farson, Chris Farson and his wife, Angie, and Justin Barnhouse, eleven great grandchildren, Brittany Lane, Triston Lane, Carissa Farmer, Shawn Ogaz, Chelsey Campbell, Ashley McNabb, Janielle Henderhan, Adam Henderhan, Michael Smith, Ashton Rush, Christopher Farson, and Reba Smith, two great grandchildren, Adah Smitley and Amelia Miller, one sister, Betty Childers of St. Marys, WV, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, George Clayton Martin, two sisters, Opal Sparks and Virginia McGee, and two brothers, Melvin Bailey and Paul Bailey. Services will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor David Beaver officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, OH. Calling hours from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M. Tuesday and from 1 to 2 P. M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 6, 2005

Lucille A. Marquis

Lucille A. Marquis, 90, of Washington, W.Va., passed away March 5, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 18, 1914, in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late William L. Janes and Grace E. Kerns. She was a machine operator for American Viscose for 33 years. She also worked at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital and numerous homes as a caregiver. She was a member of the Beechwood Heights Church of Christ and the Senior Citizens Group.

Mrs. Marquis is survived by two sons, Lewis Marquis and wife, Diane, of Moorefield, W.Va., and Larry Marquis and wife, Janet, of Stockport, Ohio; one daughter, Sonja Hoffman and husband, Tom, of New England, W.Va.; one stepson, Wayne Marquis of Philadelphia, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Nora Rushing of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, including, Charlene Fulton and husband, Richard, and their children, Shana and Christy, with whom she made her home.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Warren A. Marquis; one stepson, Richard Marquis; one brother, Charles Janes; two sisters, Maxine Janes and Charlotte Hedrick; two grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and two stepsons, Robert Marquis and Warren Marquis Jr.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 26, 2005

Kenneth J. Marucci

Kenneth Joseph Marucci, 47, formerly of Vienna, passed away suddenly on March 20, 2005, at St. Lucie Medical Center in St. Lucie, Fla.

He was born April 13, 1957, in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of Josephine Giallombardo Marucci of Kingsport, Tenn., and the late Joseph Marucci. He was a graduate of Marietta High School and Marietta College, where he was a four-year member of the golf team. He was employed for 17 years at Resource Consultants Development Inc. of Parkersburg and was currently working at Tampa Bay Mortgage in St. Lucie. Kenneth had coached his daughter's softball team for 11 years and was an avid fan during her high school softball career. He was the treasurer of the Parkersburg Catholic Athletic Association during his son's football career and served on many committees for Parkersburg Catholic. He was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church. Over the years, he was a member of the Men's Group, served on the board of Sunrise Preschool, was a member of the Finance Committee and served as president of the Parish Council. He also served on the board of the Parkersburg Art Center and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he helped with bingo when needed.

Along with his mother, he is survived by his wife of 27 years, Pam "Neely" Marucci; a daughter, Kristina Marucci of Huntington, W.Va.; a son, Nicholas Marucci of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; a brother, Jack Marucci and his wife, Lynne, of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mary Jo McCarty and husband, Paul, of Kingsport, Tenn., and Kathy Marucci of Ellicott City, Md.; three nephews, Alex and Anthony Marucci of Houston and Christopher Cochrane of Parkersburg; and 10 nieces, Gina Marucci of Houston, Megan Downs of Greenville, S.C., Kerry McCarty of Atlanta, Ga., Katie McCarty of Kingsport; Kathleen Cochrane of Cleveland, Ohio, Lauren Morgan of St. Marys, Sara Neely and Caroline Neely, both of Richmond, Ky., and Morgan VanScoy and Taylor VanScoy, both of Pennsboro.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michaels Catholic Church with Father James Chetock officiating. Burial will be in the New St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Marietta. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, WV 26105, with a Christian Wake service at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to Friends of Greyhounds.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 8, 2006

Delbert P. Mason

Delbert P. Mason, 86, of Newport, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 19, 1920, in Elizabeth, W.Va., a son of Moses B. Mason and Ora Fought Mason. He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, class of 1941, participating in football and track. Following service in the U.S. Marine Corps, he graduated from Salem College with a bachelor’s degree and then later he received his master’s degree from West Virginia University.

He began his career in education at Bartlett High School, Bartlett, Ohio, in 1948, and then taught at Adams High School in Wilmington, Ohio. He came to Newport High School in 1951 as a teacher and served as principal and superintendent until 1966. He finished his career in education at Fort Frye High School in Beverly, Ohio, retiring in 1985. He also had served as a school board member for Frontier Local School District, New Matamoras, Ohio. He was a member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Parkersburg and a life member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association. He remained a sports enthusiast, fan and supporter of high school athletics. His true passion was the game of golf and he remained a scratch handicapper until his health forced him to put his clubs away.

He was preceded in death by his mother; father; and eight brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Pat) Mason; three sons, Mark of Marietta and his wife, Joy, and their daughters, Paige and Ashley, Keith of Marietta and his wife, Susan, and their daughter, Elizabeth, and two sons, Matthew and Benjamin, and Loren of Waverly, W.Va., and his wife, Kay, and their daughter, Lauren, and son, Steven; and one sister, Virgie Canepari of Parkersburg.

Services will be noon Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., with Pastors Chuck Ferrell and Shawn Hall officiating. Burial will be in the K of P Cemetery at Salem, W.Va., with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222 and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Pine Grove Baptist Church, 12717 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101, or to the Humane Society Of The Ohio Valley, 90 Mt. Tom Road, Marietta, OH 45750.

(Gerald Bills)


Obituary from "The St. Marys Oracle", dated Thursday, October 5, 1921 at 5 cents per copy.

MASON

J. Burl Mason was born January 22, 1843. Departed this life October 1, 1921, age 78 years, 9 months and 8 days. He was united in marriage May 23, 1867 to Sarah E. Martin. To this union nine children were born, two dying in infancy. The surviving children are Josiah T. Mason of Monroe, La; Larena Gatrell of Glen Easton, W. Va; Mary A. Batton, Cairo, W Va; Melissa G. Kane of Marietta, Ohio; Edwina Beabout of Waterford, Ohio.

William J. Mason departed this life July 31, 1894, and Lavaria Delpha Gillespie of Sistersville, departed this life, Dec 31, 1920.

Sarah E. Mason, his wife, departed her life July 10, 1894.

He has lived in widow-hood all this time. He was a devoted husband and father to all his children and loved by everyone.

In young manhood he gave himself to God at Beech Grove, W Va, in M P Church and has always kept his faith with his God. He served three years and six months with Co D, Eleventh Regiment, West Virginia Infantry. He was always devoted to the grand old Red, White and Blue, and was never more happy than when in the presence of the grand old banner.

He is survived by fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He has lived in this neighborhood for 36 years. Was always ready to give a helping hand and service to any one in sickness and distress.

He was laid to rest in Pine Grove Cemetery Oct. 3, 1921 at 2 p m.

Rev. Gregory Bleakly of St Marys officiated.

We miss father - Children

(David Buck)


Pleasants County Leader April 9, 1920

JOHN ROBERT MASON

John Robert Mason, of Bens Run, was born in Rappahannock Co., Virginia, Dec. 5, 1840; departed this life April 3, 1920, age 79 years, 2 months and 28 days.

He was united in marriage to Cereba Drusilla Umensetter at Shiloh, Tyler Co., W. Va., on the 12th day of April 1866.

To this union were born 9 children; Mrs. Alma D. Shriver, of Bens Run, W. Va.; Benjamin F. Mason, of Eagle Pass , Texas; Mrs. Carrie A. Williamson, of Bens Run, W. Va.; Mrs. Cora B. Mott, of Bens Run, W. Va.; Russell W. Mason, of Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Alice F. Glover, of Bens Run, W. Va.; Mrs. Delphia J. Alkire, of Bens Run, W. Va.; Elbert A. Mason, of Wellsburg, W. Va.; and George Wellington, who has preceded him to the Great Beyond.

He also leaves two brothers and one sister, J. B. Mason, of Hebron, W. Va.; Mrs. Ann Smith, of St. Marys, W. Va. and L. W. Mason, of Shamrock, Texas. He further leaves 24 grand children and 3 great grand children.

Mr. Mason became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Beech Run, Pleasants County, W. Va., at about the age of 19 years. Later he united with the Methodist Protestant Church of Oak Grove, Tyler County, W. Va, and was a loyal and helpful member until his death.

He volunteered in the Union Army at the beginning of the Civil War, serving in Co. C., 7th W. Va. Volunteer Infantry, until the closing of the war.

He wa a member of the G. A. R. Post at Wick, Tyler Co., W. Va., also a charter member of the Masonic Order at Friendly, Tyler Co., W. Va.

He was a loyal and loving companion and father, a helpful neighbor and friend. Funeral seravices were conducted by Rev. H. M. McCoy, of the Methodist Protestant Church, assisted by Rev. Cecil Cotral. The Masonic Lodge having charge at the grave.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - December 19, 1902

Mrs. Isaac Massey

Mrs. Isaac Massey died very suddenly at her home near Parkersburg last Friday, of neuralgia of the heart, in her twenty-sixth year.

Mrs. Massey was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arn, who for a number of years resided at Lytton, this county, and together with parents and husband removed to Wood county only recently.

Her remains were brought back to Pt. Lookout and laid to rest on Sunday, December 7. The bereaved ones have a large circle of friends who sorrow with them.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - April 13, 1889

MARY MASTERS

Miss Mary Masters, daughter of W. H. Masters, died April 5th. She was laid to rest in the Cloverdale Cemetery. She left a father, mother, brother and sisters to mourn her loss.

(Gerald Bills)


David Eugene Maston

David Eugene Maston, 56, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of St. Marys, died June 12, 2001.

He was the son of Mary M. Maston and the late James V. Maston. Born on June 7, 1945, he worked as a lawn service provider, a custodian and a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his mother; daughter, Misty of Belmont; brother, Michael; and his sister, Candace Lessard of Belpre.

Services were held at Seaside Memorial, June 17, 2001, followed by cremation. Ashes are to remain with his mother.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News May 13, 2006

Donna E. Maston

Donna E. Maston, 78, of St. Marys, W.Va., died May 12, 2006, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont, W.Va.

She was born, March 14, 1928, in Marietta, a daughter of the late Arlie and Della Matheny Davis. She was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church, Schultz, Pleasasnts County, W.Va.

She is survived by her husband, James “Buddy” Maston; two sons, Russell Maston and his wife, Susie, of St. Marys and Ralph Maston and his wife, Linda, of Florence, Ky.; two daughters, Sarah Dennis and her husband, Bill, of Checotah, Okla., and Sandra Noland and her husband, Richard, of St. Marys; two brothers, Bob Davis and his wife, Carolyn, of Columbus, Ohio, and James E. Davis and his wife, Ellen, of South Carolina; two sisters, Ruth Poff and her husband, Raymond, of Belpre and Carol Givens of Lorain, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Sam Givens.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Chuck Ferrell officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours are from 5-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Harold R. "Buck" Maston

Harold R. 'Buck' Maston, 83, of St. Marys, died Jan. 28, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital of Parkersburg.

He was born Sept. 18, 1918, the son of Griff and Rose Johnson Maston. He attended the St. Mary's Church of the Nazarene. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving at Normandy. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was retired from the American Cyanamid with more than 35 years, and he enjoyed sports, hunting, fishing and especially his grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Maston; two sons, Gary Maston and his wife, Sandy and Ted Maston and his wife, Barbara, all of St. Marys; one daughter, Vickie McDonough and her husband, Marvin of Staten Island, NY.; four grandchildren, Zack Maston, Scott Maston, Sharri Maston and Branden McDonough; one stepdaughter, Charlene Owens of Boaz, WV; one stepgranddaughter, Billie Jo Uhl of Boaz; three brothers, Herschel Maston and Howard 'Jake' Maston, both of Belmont and Herman Maston of FL; five sisters, Gaynell Steele of Belmont, Georgia McCurry and Glenora Cronin of Waverly, WV., Garnet Henthorn of Marietta and Glenda Mahaney of Parkersburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucy Hendrickson Maston; and one brother, Hobart Maston.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Marys Church of the Nazarene of St. Marys. Pastor Chuck Rogers will officiate. Burial will follow in Willow Island Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222 and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys and from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the church.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News - August 31, 2003

HOWARD L. 'Jake' MASTON Sr. - BELMONT, W.Va.

Howard L. "Jake" Maston Sr., 75, of Belmont died Saturday (Aug. 30, 2003) at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg. He was born May 27, 1928, in Pleasants County, W.Va., to Griff and Leota Johnson Maston. He was retired from American Cyanamid after 37 years. He enjoyed hunting and being outdoors.He is survived by seven children, Howard L. Maston Jr. and his wife, Terry, of Lake County, Fla., Annette Sauers of Wax Hill, N.C., Sandy Grimes and her husband, Joe, of St. Marys, John Maston and his wife, Sunmi, of Huntersville, N.C., Tim Maston and his wife, Tammy, of Belmont, Deborah Simon of Lake County, Fla., and Chuck Maston and his wife, Reina, of Waverly, W.Va.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hershel "Bud" Maston of Belmont and Herman Maston of Lake County, Fla.; five sisters, Gaynelle Steele, Georgia McCurry and Glenora Cronin, all of Waverly, W.Va., Garnet Henthorn of Marietta, and Glenda Mahaney of Parkersburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Harold "Buck" Maston, Hobert Mason and an infant brother.Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with Pastor William C. Graves officiating. Burial is in Willow Island Cemetery at Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 27, 2005

Katherine M. Maston

Katherine M. Maston, 87, of The Heritage in St. Marys, formerly of Schultz, went home to be with her Lord on Sept. 26, 2005.

Arrangements will be announced by the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Kathrine M. Maston

Date and Time of Service: 9/26/05 - 2 P. M.

Kathrine M. Maston, 87, of The Heritage of St. Marys, formerly of Schultz, went home to be with her Lord on September 26, 2005. She was born on January 14, 1918, at Schultz, Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late John and Carrie Dearth Nichols. She was a 1936 graduate of St. Marys High School and a life long member of the Good Hope Baptist Church of Schultz. She is survived by one daughter, Tauna Meyer of Schultz, two sons, John Maston , Jr. and his wife, Susie of Parkersburg, WV and Nick Maston of Palm Springs, CA, seven grandchildren, Shelly Ellyson and her husband, Tom, Kristi Cottrill and her husband, Kelly all of St. Marys, WV, Shane Maston of Mississippi, Greg Maston and his wife, Karen of Oklahoma, Travis Maston and his wife, Brenda of Parkersburg, WV, Chuck Meyer and his wife, Tammy of Virginia, Gale Meyer and his wife, Erin of St. Marys, WV, six great grandchildren, Halie and Mariah Cottrill, Mikalyn Ellyson, Shane Maston, II, Charlie and River Meyer, one brother, John Nichols and his wife, Jackie of Parkersburg, WV, three sisters, Rose Adams and her husband, Don of Belmont, WV, Carol Flanagan and Glenna Matthews both of St. Marys, WV, and a sister-in-law, Geneieve McFarland of St. Marys and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Maston, Sr., and two sisters, Gaynell Lowther and Mary Lowther. Services will be held Thursday, September 29, 2005, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with the Rev. Larry Parker officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Calling hours from 2 to 6 and 7 to 9 P. M. Wednesday, and from 1 to 2 P. M Thursday at the funeral home. The family request that memorial contribution maybe made to the Pleasants County Relay for Life, c/o George Steele, 5167 Cow Creek Road, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 16, 2004

Mary M. Maston

Mary M. "Tillie" Maston of Belmont died May 15, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 24, 1921, a daughter of the late Marshall and Ida Brooks Satterfield.

She is survived by one daughter, Kandy Lesard of Little Hocking; one son, Terry Michael Maston of Corpus Christi, Texas; four grandchildren; one great-grandson, Dakota Allen Maston; one sister, Addlean "Sis" Wells of Oak Grove Community, W.Va.; one brother, Dale Satterfield of Newport, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James V. Maston; one son, David V. Maston; and four brothers, Glenn, Kenneth, Roy and Addison "Bill" Satterfield.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Kay Larsen officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island.

Calling hours are 1:30-3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made The Maston Family, c/o Ingram Funeral Home, P.O. Box 111, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 12, 2006

May Maston

May Maston, 78, of Belmont, W.Va., died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 30, 1927, in Milltown, Washington County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Norman and Bess Skinner Tice. She was a graduate of Newport High School, a member of the Newport Baptist Church, had been attending the First Baptist Church of St. Marys, was a member of TOPS and she had retired from the former Colin Anderson Center. May was a wonderful person that loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a good homemaker and in her spare time she enjoyed reading.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Hershel Maston; children, Leota Maston at home, Douglas Maston at home, David Maston and his wife, Teresa, of St. Marys, Roger Maston, of Belmont, Bob and his wife, Sherry, of St. Marys and Karen Brannon of Nitro, W.Va.; grandchildren, Ryan Maston, Ashley Anderson, Katy DeWeese, Robby Maston and Alexandra Brannon; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Halle DeWeese and Isaac Anderson; one brother, Isiah Tice and his wife, Virginia, of Davisville, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Junior Tice; and three sisters, Maria Menden Hall, Hester Ball and Virginia Cornell.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, St. Marys, with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, Ohio. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 28, 2008

Melvin E. Maston

Melvin E. "Gene" Maston, 83, of Vienna passed away Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in St. Marys, W.Va., a son of the late Thomas Gale and Mary Hall Maston. He was retired from DuPont Washington Works, a member of Cross Roads United Methodist Church, enjoyed WVU sports and golfing and served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Gene is survived by his wife of 32 years, Grace Nocida Maston; one daughter, Melissa K. Maston of Georgia; two sons, Thomas W. Maston of Georgia and Jonathan P. Maston of Florida; two sisters, Opal Martin and Hazel Flower (Leo), both of St. Marys; and two grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Glenna Waugh Maston on July 23, 1970; one son, Richard E. Maston; two brothers, Jimmy Maston and Carlton Maston; and one sister, Ruby Gaines.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, with the Rev. John Frum officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader March 26, 1920

OBITUARY

Amy J. Matheny, daughter of J. C. and H. A. Reynolds, was born May 19, 1898, departed this life March 4, 1920, age 21 years, 6 months and 15 days. She was united in marriage with C. L. Matheny, of Parkersburg, W. Va., November 16, 1919. They lived happy together until separated by her death. She leaves to mourn their loss husband, father and mother, four brothers and three sisters. One sister and one brother having preceded her to the grave. Amy was always a good girl. She was kind, quiet and loved by all who knew her. Just five weeks to the day before her death she made a full surrender of her life to God and was taken into the M. P. Church under the pasturage of L. J. Barnes. Her testimony was to her Father as she placed a kiss upon his cheek and said she was prepared to die. The funeral was conducted at the home of her father, March 7, at 2 o'clock, by Rev. L. J. Barnes assisted by Rev. McCoy, of St. Marys. Her remains were laid to rest in the family lot in the St. Marys cemetery to await the Resurrection morn.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader March 12, 1920

MRS. AMY MATHENY

Amy, wife of Clyde Matheny, passed away at her home near Cloverdale last Thursday morning. Her death was due to influenza and pneumonia. She was 21 years, 8 months and 15 days of age.

Funeral services were conducted at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Reynolds, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Barnes, assisted by Re. McCoy. Interment in the St. Marys cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - August 24, 1928

MAY MATHENY

May Matheny, 37, died at the Spencer State Hospital on Monday. The remains were brought baclk to her home in Jefferson district where the funeral was held Wednesday conducted by Rev. Hardesty. Interment in the Ruckman cemetery.

(Ruttencutter Funeral Home Records:
Name: Matheny, Mae
Father: John Matheny
Date Of Death: 8/20/28
Place of Death: Spencer State Hospital)

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County leader April 1, 2006

Pauline Kelley Matheny

Pauline Matheny, 53, of Lancaster, O. passed away Friday, March 24, 2006.

She was born Jan. 9, 1953 in Pleasants County. She' was the daughter of the late Maxine and Mancil "Shorty" Kelley of St. Marys.

She is survived by her husband, Gar), Matheny; one daughter, Darla Bills: three sons, Dennis, - David and Darrin Kelly; and six grandchildren, all of St. Marys.

She has one brother, Bob Kelley of Williamstown and one sister, Shirley Hearn of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maxine std Shorty Kelley; one sister, Mona Elder; and one brother, Burl Kelley of St. Marys.

There will be a memorial service the Cyanamid Pond Sunday, April 2 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 18, 2005

Ralph L. Matheny

Parkersburg real estate developer and entrepreneur Ralph Lee Matheny died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was 93 years old.

He was born Aug. 2, 1911, in Schultz, W.Va., the son of David Ellsworth Matheny and Nora Lee Matheny. At the age of 11, he contracted tuberculosis, a dreaded disease at the time that was nearly always fatal. He was admitted to a sanitorium in McConnelsville, Ohio. He spent six years there before being sent home to die. He survived, however, and graduated from St. Marys High School the following year, in 1929.

Ralph was a photography enthusiast who built his first camera by hand and spent much of the 1930's traveling from town to town through Ohio and West Virginia with his five-cent photograph booth. He owned several local businesses during the 1940's and 1950's, including the Matheny Drive-In on Blizzard Drive, City News on Fifth Street and the Playland Penny Arcade on Market Street. During that time, he also had a Playland Penny Arcade in Zanesville, Ohio. His medical condition prevented him from serving in World War II, so during the war, he worked at the Robbins and Myers Plant in Springfield, Ohio, which produced the Norden Bomb-Sight.

In the 1960's, Ralph turned his attention to real estate development, and became the primary developer of what had been the Blizzard Estate in South Parkersburg. His developments would eventually include Woodhurst, Southmoor, Crestview Park and Ralph Lee Estates in South Parkersburg, as well as Wakefield in Lubeck. These neighborhoods were the great work of his life, and throughout his 80's, he was still driving a bulldozer, hard at work on his southside properties.

He married Evelyne Doman of New Martinsville on March 24, 1936. Ralph and Evelyne were married for 10 years. They are survived by daughter, Patti Davis; grandchildren, Karen Sprout and Gary Davis; as well as great-grandchildren, Matthew Sprout and Noah and Lauren Davis.

He married Emily Jean Amburn of Parkersburg on Nov. 6, 1949. Ralph and Emily were married for 43 years until Emily's death in 1994. They are survived by two daughters, Catherine Wermter and Debby Tanner; five grandchildren, Jeremy, Eric and Tim Wermter and Nathan and Megan Tanner; as well as two great-grandchildren, Sydney and Mary Wermter.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with Pastor Mark D. Wilding officiating. Burial will follow in the Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today and 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 4, 2008

William A. Matheny

William A. Matheny, 63, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of St. Marys died April 2, 2006, at the Mayfair Village Nursing Care in Columbus.

He was born Nov. 23, 1942, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Robert Howard and Hilda Pearl Kidder Matheny.

He is survived by four nephews, Tom Matheny of Wheeling, W.Va., Ron Matheny and Donald Matheny, both of Belpre, and Robert Matheny of Shawnee Hills, Ohio; and several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Rose Marie Matheny, Ruth Anne Matheny, Audrey June Matheny and Roberta Lee McGinnis ,and one brother, Howard Arthur Matheny.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor David Dye officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Betty Brown Mathias

St. Marys Oracle May 4, 2005

Betty Brown Mathias 80, passed away peacefully Friday, April 29, 2005 at VNS Hospice Services in Akron, OH.

She was born in St. Marys, in 1924, moved to Marion, OH, when she married her husband Don in 1945, and then moved to Akron, Ohio in 1958 where she resided until retirement in 1986. Her retirement was spent in Leesburg, FL; until 2003 when she moved back to Akron with her daughter Judy. She worked as an executive secretary for Mohawk Rubber Co. and Deering Milliken of Akron until she retired. She was a 54-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lydia Chapter of Marion, OH, and served as president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 446. She and her husband were inseparable and spent countless hours serving the community in activities such as youth sports, Meal on Wheels, The Poppy program and organizing reunions for Harding High School in Marion. She was also an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.

She is survived by daughter Judy Wilfong of Akron; son Donald E. (Cindy) Mathias, Jr. of Manchester, OH; grandchildren Bruce Wilfong, Daniel Williams, Dana Whiddon and Donald Mathias; greatgrandchildren Tony Wilfong and Lauren Williams; sister Madeline (Russ) Belknap of Akron; and brother-in-law Bill (Gwen) Mathias of Austintown, OH.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Danea Brown; and her husband of 55 years, Donald E. Mathias Sr.

Funeral services were Monday at Kicko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral home in. Akron with Pastor Glenn Rogers officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 11, 2006

Glenna Mathews

On March 10, 2006, God called an extremely special woman to be in His presence. After 85 years of loving and giving, she departed from this earthly existence.

Glenna Mathews was born on July 26, 1920, into the humble home of John and Carrie Dearth Nichols. She grew up in the community of Schultz in her beloved Pleasants County. After graduating from St. Marys High School with the class of 1938, she came to Parkersburg to work. During World War II, she met the light of her life, Army-Air Force Staff Sgt. Benjamin F. Mathews Jr. They began their life journey together on March 19, 1945. Throughout the next 53 years together, they raised their children in a loving, nurturing environment in Cedar Grove, Wood County. During the years of various turmoil with medical issues with their children, Ben and Glenna never lost their faith in God, each other, the love of family or the power of humor.

Their first generation of descendants are Benjamin (Frank) Mathews III of Parkersburg, Trudy Loyd and her husband, Jim, of Waverly, Robert (Bob) Mathews of Cedar Grove, Treva Province and her husband, John, of Mineral Wells and Brenda Mathews of Waverly. The second generation of descendants include Mary Cross and her husband, Chuck, of Waverly, James Michael Loyd of Waverly and Ben Province of Mineral Wells. Her great-grandchildren are Levi, Sara and Kari Cross, all of Waverly. Surviving siblings include Rose Adams of Belmont, John Nichols of Murphytown and Carol Flanagan of St. Marys.

Preceding Glenna in death are her parents; her devoted husband; one grandson, Brian Scott Loyd; and three sisters, Gaynell Lowther, Mary Taylor and Kate Maston.

From a woman of few words came volumes of compassion and love. Her touch, her warmth, her smile and love will be missed by many, especially her friends at the Heritage in St. Marys, where she resided.

Family and friends are invited to share in a celebration of life for Glenna at 1 p.m. Monday at the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church. The Rev. Brian Long will officiate and burial will follow in Willow Island Cemetery in Pleasants County. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., south Parkersburg, and for one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.

(Gerald Bills)


James Roy ‘‘Pappy’’ Matthews

James Roy ‘‘Pappy’’ Matthews, 75, of St. Marys, died May 2, 2001, at his residence.

He was born April 22, 1926, in Gary, Ind., a son of the late George B. and Golda Bridges Matthews. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the World War II. He fought in Okinawa in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys, and was retired from Cytec Industries. He enjoyed his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia Laidley Matthews; two children, Becky Adams and her husband, Mark of St. Marys, and Allen Matthews and his wife, Addene of Hartselle, Ala.; six grandchildren, Shannon West, Kaylee Adams and Macic Adams all of St. Marys, and Brenda Matthews, Joshua Matthews and Amanda Matthews all of Hartselle; one great-granddaughter, Mallory Dawson of St. Marys; two brothers, George Lee Matthews of Indianapolis, Ind., and Jess Paul Matthews of Glasglow, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of St. Marys, with Pastor Larry Parker officiating. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

(Michael Anderson)


The following is the OBITUARY OF OLIVER MAXWELL, son of Leander Burnside Maxwell, son of Samuel Scott Maxwell, son of Samuel Maxwell. The newspaper that it appeared in is unknown but it is assumed to be in the Kansas City, Kansas vicinity.

OLIVER H. MAXWELL

Mr Oliver H. Maxwell died Thursday morning of spinal meningitis at his home in Kansas City, Kansas. Because of the contagious nature of the disease no services were held at the home and were held at the cemetery here Sunday Afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C.W. Cooper of Hoisington, Kansas.

Mr. Maxwell was just sick one week. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Howard, age 10 and Paul Leslie, age 4 years and 6 brothers, five of whom were here at the funeral.

Mr. Maxwell lived in Bonner Springs until 13 years ago when he went to Kansas City, Kansas. He was educated in the public schools here and was the one of the best liked boys in the city. He was a member of the Christian Church and on moving to Kansas City placed his membership in the Quindaro Boulevard Christian Church.

Oliver Hammond Maxwell was born in Hebron, West Virginia, October 24, 1880 and died at 1222 Rowland Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas, March 7, 1918. He came to Bonner Springs, December 24, 1888 with his parents. On December 27, 1905 he was married to Miss Nellie Hettic at Piper, Kansas. For the past eleven years Mr. Maxwell was employed by the Wells Fargo Express Company.

(Jim Curts)


Parkersburg News April 5, 2005

Vera B. Maybury

Vera Bertine Maybury, 91, of Parkersburg died after a short illness on April 4, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

Vera was born Nov. 18, 1913, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Fred and Laura Campbell. She was married to the late H. Francis Maybury on May 14, 1940.

Vera graduated from St. Marys High School in 1931. Her first job was with Stouts Pharmacy in Parkersburg. She also worked for the Parkersburg Police Department as a crossing guard at St. Margaret Mary Catholic School. She then worked at Parkersburg High School in the lunch room and also in the short order snack bar.

Vera was a long-time member of Christ United Methodist Church in Parkersburg, where she was a member of the church choir for many years.

Vera was a long-time member of the Parkersburg Women's Club. She was involved in many projects, but most notably, for many years, she was in charge of the flower project at the intersection of 36th Street and Emerson Avenue. She also volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital for 15 years.

She is survived by her sons, Tom of Parkersburg and David of Lawrenceville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Stephanie, Gregory, Mallory and Danielle; two great-grandchildren, Nikole and Jonathen; and her sister, Fredis Showalter of Parkersburg.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Maybury Phillips; three sisters; and one brother.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Christ United Methodist Church, 715 16th Street (corner of 16th and St. Marys Avenue), Parkersburg. Interment will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery at 23rd Street and Fairview Avenue, Parkersburg. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Old Chapel room. There will be a prayer service commencing at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church for the Memorial Fund-Missionary Project. Send to Christ United Methodist Church, 715 16th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 4, 2005

Betty A. Mayfield

Betty A. Mayfield, 74, of Waverly passed away Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 19, 1930, in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Mancil and Gertrude Cronin Kelley. Betty was a homemaker and was an active member of the Waverly United Methodist Church for over 40 years, a lifetime member of the PTA and enjoyed crafts and playing string music.

Surviving is her husband of 55 years, Billy D. Mayfield of Waverly; two sons, Harley Mayfield and his wife, Cheryl, of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Carl Mayfield of Parkersburg; two grandchildren, Jessica and Billy Mayfield, both of Bridgeport; and several nieces and nephews and their families.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Mancil Kelley Jr. and Richard and Truman Kelley; and one sister, Bernice Childress.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with the Rev. John W. Frum officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Pleasant-Burnt Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and noon until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 9, 2009

David L. Mays

David L. Mays, 67, of St. Marys died Nov. 7, 2009, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta.

He was born Sept. 7, 1942, in Charleston, a son of the late Bernard Haven and Vera Rose Beller Mays. He was a 1964 graduate of Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, W.Va., with a degree in chemistry. He was retired from Allegheny Power after 31 years service. He was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church. He was the initial Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 225, serving for 10 years and was active in scouting for many years on the council level. He had been scoutmaster for a National Jamboree Troop and he taught merit badge midway. He was recipient of the Silver Beaver Award and the Cross and Flame Award of the United Methodist Church. He was active in ham radio, having been licensed for 50 years and was president of the Quarter Century Club. He was editor of the Blennerhasssett Bicycle Club newsletter and a member of the Mountaineer Woodturners Club. He was a counselor and friend to men with prostate cancer. He was a friend to anyone who needed anything. His hobbies were numerous, including woodworking.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia Hines Mays; two children, Dr. Melissa Glasser and her husband, Daniel, of Marion, Iowa, and Ibrahim Hakki (Carl David Mays) and his wife, Gayle, of Parma, Ohio; grandchildren, Zahra Hakki, Omar Hakki, Laila Hakki, David Glasser and Michael Glasser; foster parents, Florence and Ned Reneau of Grafton, W.Va.; two sisters-in-law, Luster Smith of Pennsylvania and June Snodgrass of North Carolina; brothers and sisters, Sara Eckert of Ironton, Ohio, Bernard Mays Jr., Paul Frederick Mays, Maria Mays and Vera Mays, all of Milton, W.Va., and Edward Mays of Charlotte, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be noon Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at the St. Marys United Methodist Church with Pastor Pam Shuman officiating. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop 222, c/o St. Marys United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 100, St. Marys, WV 26170; the American Cancer Society, c/o Carrie Carder, P.O. Box 117, Belmont, WV 26134; or the St. Marys United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 100, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 8, 2005

James P. Maze

James Paul Maze, 76, of Granite Falls, N.C., died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Caldwell County Hospice.

He was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Wirt County, W.Va., to the late Lawrence Calvin and Ollie Kemp Maze. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Maze; and a sister, Geraldine Maze.

Mr. Maze was retired from Woodlake Apartments and was a taxidermist for several years. He was a member of Hartley Church of Christ in Brohard, W.Va.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marilyn Kinney Maze; four sons and daughters-in-law, James and Nancy Maze of St. Cloud, Fla., Lew and Holly Maze of Belmont, W.Va., William (Sam) and Monica Maze of Palm Bay, Fla., and Scott and Cynthia Maze of Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; three daughters and a son-in-law, Beth Petters of West Melbourne, Fla., Paula and Tim Dunn of Lenoir, N.C., and Mary Maze of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Virgil H. Maze of Brohard; a sister, Mrs. Louise Snider of Parkersburg, 14 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Hartley Cemetery in Brohard conducted by the Rev. Tom Butterfield. The family received friends Monday evening at the Greer-McElveen Funeral Home, Lenoir, N.C.

Memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.

(Gerald Bills)


DICINDA
Dicinda (McTaggart) McAtee

Parkersburg News October 22, 2008

Anna P. McAtee

Anna P. McAtee, 84, of Milner Road, Waterford, Ohio, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 29, 1923, in Pleasants County, W.Va., to Thomas Asher Russell and Iowa Daisy Mills Russell. She had been employed at Hilltop Restaurant and Wood County Board of Elections. Anna enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren.

On Aug. 25, 1944, Anna married Virgil H. McAtee, who preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 1996. She is survived by two sons, Virgil Eugene (Debbie) McAtee of Pennsboro, W.Va., and Dennis Wayne (Cindy) McAtee of Waverly, W.Va.; daughter-in-law, Beverly McAtee of Newport; grandchildren, Tommy (Michelle) McAtee, Pauletta (Jay) Seevers, Chrystal (Bo) Murphy, Bruce (Louise) McAtee, Brian McAtee, Bradley (Brittany) McAtee, Jacklyn (Eric) Clark and Adam (Tinika) McAtee; and 18 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her brother, James Russell; and four sisters, Leone Campbell, Leah Barnhouse, Doris Ewing and Rosalie Lewis.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Richard "Tom" McAtee; two brothers, Lloyd and Henry Russell; and two sisters, Virginia Nichols and Elsie Otto Wilson.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta, with Pastor David Easter officiating. Burial will be in Willow Island Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 p.m. today until the hour of service Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


The Parkersburg Sentinel, March, 1971

Mrs. DICINDA (McTAGGART) McATEE

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Dicinda McAtee, 75, of Rt. 1, Washington, W.Va., who died unexpectedly Saturday, March 27, 1971, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ogdin Funeral Home. Rev. Gerald Brown and Rev. Thomas L. Kipp Jr., will officiate, with burial to be in the Willow Island Cemetery.

She was born at Eureka W.Va. in Pleasants County, daughter of the late William and Ida Rymer McTaggart. She was a member of the Decatur Chapel Church.

Survivors include her husband, John S. McAtee; one son, James C. of Washington, Rt. 1; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Louise Larmoyeux of Bozeman, Montana, Mrs. Colleen June Ingram of Oakland, Md., four sisters, Miss Maud McTaggart, Mrs. Laura V. Cunningham, Mrs. Mary Day, all of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Georgia Smith of Flushing, Oh., and eight grandchildren.

Friends may call at the funeral home.

(Daniel Smith Jr.)


Parkersburg News August 9, 2006

Frankie M. McAtee

Frankie M. McAtee, 89, of Pennsboro, departed this life on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at LaGrange, Ohio, at the residence of a daughter following an extended illness.

Mrs. McAtee was born June 7, 1917, on Arnolds Creek in Doddridge County, the daughter of the late Frank M. and Mary Cottrill Samples. She was a homemaker and a member of the Point Mountain Community Church at Point Mountain near Webster Springs, W.Va.

She is survived by daughters, Peggy Van Meter of LaGrange, Ohio, Marie Mahoney of Waverly and Emma Jean Taylor of Amherst, Ohio; sons, Ernest McAtee Jr. of Creston, Ohio, Everett McAtee of Elyria, Ohio, and Bernard McAtee of Spencer, Ohio; a brother, Clifton Samples Sr. of Lynn Camp, Pennsboro; sisters, Agnes Simmons of St. Marys and Isabelle Young of Parkersburg; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. McAtee was preceded in death by a son, Robert McAtee; daughters, Rose Mary and Patty McAtee; brothers, Ralph, Woodrow, Harry and Alva Samples; and sisters, Dessie Hart, Oney Harmon, Esta Lillie and Macil Samples.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, 447 W. Myles Ave., Pennsboro. Interment will be in the Point Mountain Cemetery near Webster Springs, W.Va. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


SAM
John Samuel "Sam" McAtee, 1900-1989

The Parkersburg Sentinel, Nov. 30, 1989

JOHN S. McATEE

John Samuel McAtee, 89, formerly of Washington, W.Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1989, at the home of his daughter, Colleen Ingram of 100 Naylor Drive, Oakland, Md.

He was born in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late James Franklin and Anna Macey Schumann McAtee. He was a member of Willow Island Baptist Church, Pleasants County. He was a boilermaker on construction and formerly lived at Washington, W.Va.

He is survived by two daughters, Patricia L. Larmoyeux of Billings, Montana, and Colleen Ingram of Oakland, Md., eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dicinda D. McTaggart McAtee; one son, James C.

The funeral will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Willow Island Baptist Church, with the Rev. Donald Whiteman and the Rev. Ron Branch officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, after 7 p.m. Friday and at the church one hour prior to the service.

(Daniel Smith Jr.)


Parkersburg News January 8, 2008

James Robert McCarthy Jr.

James Robert McCarthy Jr., 71, of Parkersburg, passed away Jan. 7, 2008, at Heartland of Marietta after a lengthy illness.

He was born Oct. 28, 1936, in Fayette County, the son of Eula Wine of Parkersburg and the late James R. McCarthy Sr. He was a graduate of Parkersburg Catholic High School and after graduating, he served 24 years in the U.S. Air Force including service in Vietnam. After retiring from the Air Force, he went to work for G.E. and retired from there in November 1998.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Bedelia Sue Wilfong of Williamstown; two grandchildren, Cassandra and Jeremiah Wilfong, both of Williamstown; one great-grandson, Michael Carl of Belmont, W.Va.; and two sisters and their families, Mary Lou and Carl Stairs of Canton, Ohio, and Charlotte and Burl Wine of Lubeck, W.Va.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Joshua S. Wilfong, U.S.M.C.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens with full military rites provided by the American Legion. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times January 23, 2009

David Lee McCarty

LOWELL - David Lee McCarty, 67, of 3545 State Route 530, Lowell, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 22, 2009) at his home.

Born Oct. 29, 1941, at Lowell, he was the son of the late Leland Stanley and Mary Florence Barlow McCarty. David attended Fort Frye High School and was self-employed, having owned and operated McCarty Trucking from 1963 until his retirement in 2007. He liked antique cars and enjoyed time spent with family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Sue Burer McCarty, whom he married Sept. 2, 1961; and by two sons, Terry McCarty and his wife, Tina, of Warner, and Tim McCarty and his girlfriend, Tammy Roby, of Veto; a daughter, Barbette McCarty of Lowell; four grandchildren, Josh Schulthies, Andrew and Christian McCarty, and Hannah Marie McCarty; two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Ayden; one sister, Jean Brown of Marietta; brother-in-law, Larry Burer and his wife, Barbara, of Warner; brother-in-law, Wilford Dimit of Marietta; sister-in-law, Carol Binegar of St. Marys, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Marty Dimit.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday (Jan. 26, 2009) at the Lowell Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with the Rev. Timothy Huffman officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

It is suggested that memorial donations could be directed to Home Nursing and Hospice, 210 N. Seventh St., Marietta, Ohio 45750; or to the L-A Fire and Rescue, P. O. Box 406, Lowell, Ohio 45744.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 1, 2007

Emil G. McCoy

Emil Gary McCoy, 64, of Reno, Ohio, passed away, May 31, 2007, at his residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bible Missionary Church, Marietta. Calling hours will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the church.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Emil Gary McCoy, 64, of Reno, OH, passed away, May 31, 2007, at his residence. He was born, January 17, 1943, in Belington, WV, a son of the late Cecil and Amanda Hammons McCoy. Emil was a 1961 graduate of Newport High School and a member of Bible Missionary Church, Marietta, OH. He was retired from U.P.S. after 25 years of service as a truck driver. He is survived by his wife, Beverly McCoy, four children, Mike McCoy and his wife, Tiffany, of Harriettsville, OH, Mona McCoy of Marietta, OH, Amanda Gleason and her husband, Frank, of Lower Salem, OH, Mary Ann Lipscomb and her husband, Chris, of Sevierville, TN, nine grandchildren, one brother, Dennis McCoy of Belington, WV, one sister, Melba Rinehart and her husband, Loren Jr., also of Belington, WV, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond McCoy, Leslie “Leck” McCoy, and Cecil McCoy. Services will be held Monday, June 4, 2007, at 2 P. M. at Bible Missionary Church, Marietta, OH with Pastor Blaine Shaw officiating. Burial will be in the Lynch Cemetery, Marietta, OH. Calling hours will be from 2 to 5 P. M. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV and from 11 A. M. to 2 P. M. Monday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle January 25, 1945

MRS. C. T. McCULLOUGH

Mrs. Allie Mae McCullough, 65, wife of Clarence T. McCullough, passed away Monday at her home in the Billsville addition after a protracted illness. She was a life long resident of Pleasants county and had resided in St. Marys for forty one years.

Surviving are her husband and eight children, namely, Lt. Col. Homer C. McCullough, Pharmacist Corps, U. S. Army in France; Laban D. and Walter L. McCullough, both of St. Marys; First Lieut. Edison W. McCullough, in Medical Corps, Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; Cpl. Edwin M. McCullough, U. S. Army in France; Mrs. Elinore Widman of Parkersburg; Mrs. Alice Buck of Huntington; and Mrs. Virginia Eddy of Clarksburg and St. Marys; and 7 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Fred Stiner of Gettysburg, Pa.; two half sisters and a half brother, Miss Edna Dillon of Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. Wm. Sheets, and D. W. Dillon both of St. Marys.

In early childhood she joined the old family congregation at Mt. Zion church, Rock Run, where she held her membership until coming to St. Marys. She was a member of the George Street Church of Christ at the time of her death, also a member of the Rock Run Grange.

She taught school several terms in Pleasants county before her marriage. She was the author of many beautiful poems and songs, and her literary and musical talents were very well known among a wide circle and received more than state wide recognition, when health permitted her to devote time and talent to such pursuits.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 2:30 P. M. in the George Street Church of Christ, with Rev. Ralph Hanlin officiating. Interment will be made in the IOOF cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 2, 1923

Mrs. Laura B. McCollough

Mrs. Laura B. McCollough, widow of Geo. McCollough died at her home on Cave Run on Tuesday, Jan. 30th. The funeral was held at Pine Grove Church on Wednesday.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times April 26, 2006

Grace Jones McConnell

NEWPORT — Grace Jones McConnell, 88, of Newport died Tuesday (April 25, 2006) at her home.

She was born July 13, 1917, at Archer’s Fork, Washington County, a daughter of the late John B. and Emma Harris Jones. She had attended the Centerville Baptist Church.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, and her longtime caregivers, Gerald and Sue Bookman and family of Newport.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Richard “Pete” McConnell, and five sisters and three brothers.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., with Pastor Charles Warger officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport. Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Newport Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 188, Newport, Ohio 45768, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader March 15, 2008

Lena M. McCrobie

Lena M. McCrobie, 64, of Alma died March 13, 2008, at her home.

She was born Sept. 6, 1943, in Wetzel County, a daughter of the late F. L. "Tom" and Elizabeth Wilcox Glendenning.

Lena was a retired employee of PPG Industries at Natrium, WV. She was a graduate of Tyler County High School and she was a Methodist.

Lena is survived by two sons, Rom McCrobie of St. Marys and Billy McCrobie and his wife, Joni of Alma; a daughter, Lori Wilson and her husband, Frankie of Alma; two brothers, Carl Glendenning and his wife, Suzanne of Kingsport, TN, and Jim Glendenning and his wife, Ginny of Moundsville; two sisters, Kathie Reed and her husband, Bruce of Alma and Judy Chaney and her husband, Dick of Canton, OH; five grandchildren, Leah, Tyler and Brandi Jo McCrobie and Corey and Kali Wilson; and special friends, Dennis, Linda and Misty Thomas.

Services were Thursday at Furbee Funeral Home at Alma with Rev. Donald Thomas officiating. Interment was in Alf Smith Cemetery at Middlebourne.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 26, 2007

Doris Y. McCullough

Doris Y. McCullough, 88, of Pennsboro, W.Va., departed this life after an extended illness on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at the family residence in Pennsboro.

Doris was born in Pullman, W.Va., on Nov. 8, 1918, a daughter of the late Earl J. and Jessie Esther Wilson Grimm Sr. She was a graduate of Pullman High School, class of 1936, Salem College, class of 1940, with an AB degree in music and English, West Virginia University, M.A. Degree in education, 1949. She was invited to study at the former New York School of Music following her graduation from Salem College, but her stay was shortened by her service during most of World War II, in Washington, D.C., where she was employed by the former Office of Strategic Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Doris was happily and joyfully employed as a music and English teacher at Pullman High School in Ritchie County, W.Va., during the year prior to its closing. She was later employed for 12 years by the Ritchie County School System working in Pennsboro, Ellenboro, Harrisville and Cairo Schools as an English teacher and a traveling music teacher. She was a 4-H All-Star and had been involved with the PTA at Pennsboro during her teaching career and the time her children were attending school. She greatly enjoyed sponsoring and directing many singing groups in the 1950’s and 1960’s and playing the piano and organ for many weddings and sadly at many funerals as well. Doris faithfully attended the Pullman High School reunions and was the last living former teacher of the school.

After her family and music, her true love was following the careers and lives of her classmates at Pullman High School, her fellow teachers and former students. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, now known as the Pennsboro United Methodist Church, where she had been a member of the choir and had helped with Sunday school and vacation Bible school.

She is survived by her husband of more than 60 years, Kenneth K. “Tom” McCullough, to whom she was introduced while playing the piano for a funeral at the Bethel Methodist Church in Pullman; by sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Diane McCullough of Pennsboro, Ken and Sue McCullough of Effort, Pa., and Rick and Marcia McCullough of St. Marys, W.Va.; cousins that were reared in the Grimm family home at Pullman and were like sisters to Doris, Kathleen Bee of Parkersburg and Jean McCauley of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren, Andy McCullough of Ridgeland, Miss., Ryan McCullough of Boston, Mass., Chris McCullough of Morgantown, W.Va., Erica Backus of Harrisville and Julia Hacker of Pennsboro; and her faithful caregivers and her loving physician, James Levos, M.D., to whom the family wishes to publicly thank at this time as well as her many relatives, friends, former students and neighbors who were kind enough to write or visit during her illness.

In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by brothers, E. Jennings Grimm Jr. and Francis L. Grimm.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Harlan Hodge and the Rev. Steve Lightner officiating. Interment will be in the Mole Hill Cemetery at Mountain, W.Va. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials in the name of Doris McCullough are much preferred to the Pennsboro High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1762, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 30, 2008

Harold K. McCullough

Harold K. McCullough, 91, of Davisville, W.Va., died Oct. 28, 2008, at Ohio Valley Health Care.

He was born June 7, 1917, in McKim, W.Va., a son of the late Theodore Hamilton and Margaret Cleo Meredith McCullough. He retired from the Wood County Board of Education in 1982, where he first started driving school bus in 1960 then moved to maintenance supervisor.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in France and Germany with Company C 13th Infantry Regiment, 8th Division. He also attended Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia L. McCullough of Davisville and her fiance, Rick Curfman of Davisville; two brothers, O. Elmo McCullough and wife, Betty, of Belpre and Everett M. McCullough and wife, Ileane, of St. Marys; eight nieces and nephews, Nancy Fiore of Elizabeth, Pa., Ted H. McCullough of St. Marys, Rebecca Ann Bergeron of Middletown, Md., James McCullough of Tennessee, Ruth Caudle of Jacksonville, Fla., Sharon Stone of Sistersville, Rachel Fankhauser of Belpre and Michael McCullough of Hannibal, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Frances Layfield McCullough in 1994; brother, Arthur "Bud" McCullough; and one nephew, Thomas H. McCullough.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Charles Basil Barr officiating. Burial will follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Cairo, W.Va., with full military services by American Legion Post 15. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 11, 2009

Lillian G. McCullough,

Lillian G. Everett McCullough, formerly of St. Marys, W.Va., died in Florida on April 10, 2008.

She was born in 1920, to John V. and Clara Westbrook Everett, growing up in Williamstown and graduating from Williamstown High School. She attended Marietta College. Lillian married Walter McCullough and raised her family in St. Marys before moving to Texas to retire. She has lived in Florida the last few years. Lillian was a lifelong member of the Williamstown Chapter 58 Order of the Eastern Star, a former member of the Grace Episcopal Church in St. Marys, a telephone operator in her early adult life and a partner with her husband in the operation of the Economy Food Market in St. Marys. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, politics and reading newspapers.

She is survived by three daughters, the eldest is Lois and her husband, Richard Wolfe, Jan and Ellen; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and leaving behind many nieces and nephews and their families.

Her husband; son, Richard; parents; and siblings preceded her in death.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Richard Heller officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasants County Humane Society Building Fund, c/o Jamie Metheney, 669 Pike Road, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 5, 2008

Lois L. McCullough

Lois L. McCullough, 79, of St. Marys died Jan. 4, 2008, at The Heritage in St. Marys.

She was born Aug. 6, 1928, at Fly, Ohio, a daughter of the late Herbert S. and Anna V. Stewart White. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys. She had taught Sunday School, and had served on both the Deacon and Deaconess Boards. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and gardening.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda Steele and her husband, Jim, Cathy Little and her husband, Gary, and Debra Mattingly, all of St. Marys; a son, David McCullough and his wife, Ann, of Williamstown; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Knowlton of New Matamoras, Ohio, and Carol Silke of Florida.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Brady O. McCullough, and seven sisters.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 16, 2005

Mary F. McCutcheon

Mary Frances "Fran" McCutcheon, 64, of Belmont died May 14, 2005.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, with visitation 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Mary Frances “Fran” McCutcheon, 64, of Belmont, WV, died May 14, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born June 24, 1928, in Philadelphia, PA, a daughter of the late William and Mary Emma Gamble Hannigan. She retired from the former Colin Anderson Center where she served as an Aide for over 26 years. She is survived by four daughters, Patsy Snider and her husband Gary, of Paden City, WV, Debra Barker and her husband James, of Colorado Springs, CO, Kathy Statler, of Belmont, Carol McCutcheon, of Parkersburg, WV, and her dear friend Donna, ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one brother William Hannigan and his wife Terri, of Lebanon, PA, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James M. McCutcheon, and one son James Marlin McCutcheon. Funeral services will be 11 A.M. Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at the Ingram Funeral Home, with the Pastor Craig Holler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, WV. Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle November 5, 2008

Nancy M. McDowell

Nancy M. McDowell, 75, McDowell, formerly of Glen Dale, WV, died Oct. 24, 2008 in CareHaven of Pleasants in Belmont.

She was born Dec. 15, 1932, in Wheeling, WV, the daughter of the late, Bernard and Berretta Evans Helfer. She was retired from the WV Division of Corrections, a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Pierogi Group and a member of VFW Auxiliary Post 437.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garen Donald McDowell; four brothers, Bernard, William, James, and John Helfer; and a sister, Teresa Helfer.

Survivors include three sons, David McDowell and his wife, Crystal, of, Hamburg, NY, Garen McDowell and his wife, Beth, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Tim McDowell and his wife, Cindy, of Moncks Corner, SC; two daughters, Lisa Ann McDowell (Joe Hill) of St. Marys, and Karen Cecil and her husband, Jim, of St. Petersburg, FL; grandchildren, Brooks (Kristen) McDowell and his wife, Kristen, Casey, Laura, Abby, and Sarah McDowell, and Megan Cecil; a twin brother, Robert Helfer and his wife, Lou, of Fairfax, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Liturgy with Mass was celebrated Oct. 28 St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 610 Moundsville with Fr. Terrance Adams as celebrant. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to House Calls Hospice, 1226 Market St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - October 05, 2003

John E. McFadden

COLUMBUS, Ohio - John E. McFadden, 74, of Columbus, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Whetstone Care Center in Columbus.

He was born Dec. 13, 1928, in Parkersburg, the son of the late Robert and Luella Norris McFadden. He graduated from St. Marys High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He then received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University in Morgantown. He retired as vice president of production from Anderson Concrete after 34 years of service. He was a member of St. Thomas More Newman Center.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Norma L. McFadden; daughters, Kathleen Kelly of White Lake, Mich., Erin (Richard) Racine of Monroe Township, N.J., and Tammy McFadden of Denver; granddaughter, Jacqueline Racine; sisters, Mary Agnes Shepherd of Parkersburg, Elizabeth Rae of Boaz and Patricia (Larry) Bergstrom of Seville, Ohio; brothers, Charles (Ruth) McFadden of Morgantown and Daniel (Mary) McFadden of Bridgeport, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas More Newman Center, 64 West Lane Ave., Columbus, with the Rev. Vincent W. McKiernan as celebrant. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

If desired, contributions in his memory may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 6610 Busch Blvd., Suite 102, Columbus, OH 43229, or to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 15, 2007

Keith H. McFadden

Keith Hudson McFadden, 51, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away Sept. 13, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, W.Va.

He was born Oct. 25, 1955, in Marietta, a son of Madeline Hall McFadden of St. Marys and the late Earl McFadden. He was a 1973 graduate of St. Marys High School and a member of the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ. He was employed at Sistersville Tank Works as a shop foreman and in his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Debbie Steele McFadden; and two children, Amy McFadden and her boyfriend, Casey Edwards, of St. Marys, and Danielle McFadden, also of St. Marys.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Hudson and Hazel Hall; and paternal grandparents, Homer and Belle McFadden.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Earl Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the New Bethel Cemetery, Pleasants County, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


ELIZABETH JANE REED McFARLAND

OBITUARY

Elizabeth Jane Reed McFarland, daughter of William and Mary Locke Reed was born Sept 30,1852 departed this life Jan. 21, 1927, at the age of 74 years, 3 months and 21 days.

She was united in marriage to Thomas Jefferson McFarland, Dec. 24, 1874. To this union 7 children were born.

She united with the Church of Christ at Stout's Run in the year 1873. Since moving to this community, she had taken up membership with the congregation at St. Marys, W. Va. when frail health permitted.

She is survived by her aged husband and five children, Robert William and Ira Thomas of St. Marys, John Franklin and Mrs. Margaret Mary Dufford of Newark, Ohio and Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Roden of Federal, W. Va.; two children, Sarah Ann and Ziba Arnold, having preceded their mother to the Great Beyond. She is also survived by 1 brother, G. A. Reed of Parkersburg and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Wilson of St. Marys; 26 grandchildren and 10 great-grand-children.

The funeral was conducted at the Church of Christ at St. Marys by Bro. T. Q. Martin. Her body was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery there to await the call of her Savior.

NOTE: This obituary was found in a box in the attic of the Roden Farm in St. Marys. Now in the possession of Stanley Matchett of Medford, Oregon. matchett@cdsnet.net Stanley descends from Mrs. Martha Elizabeth McFarland Roden. My husband Frank descends from Robert William McFarland.

(Carol Taravella)


Parkersburg News August 13, 2006

Genevieve McFarland

Genevieve McFarland, 90, of St. Marys died Aug. 12, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born Aug. 18, 1915, at Schultz, W.Va., the daughter of the late James and Clara Myer Maston. She enjoyed being with her family, cooking and watching the Atlanta Braves on television. She was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church at Schultz, W.Va., and was a 1936 graduate of St. Marys High School.

Mrs. McFarland is survived by her four children, Carol Wheaton and her husband, Armour, of Parkersburg, Jim McFarland and his wife, Pam, of Belmont, Bob McFarland and his wife, Betty, and Ron McFarland and his wife, Sue, all of St. Marys; nine grandchildren, Gary Wheaton, Karen Sams, Steve McFarland, Lisa Wilson, Patricia Miller, Melinda Robertson, Ron McFarland Jr., Shawn McFarland, and Chris McFarland; 19 great-grandchildren, Mason Wheaton, Kaitin Wheaton, Greg Sams, Amy McFarland, Sara McFarland, Katee McFarland, David Wilson, Brooke Wilson, Karly Wilson, Anthony Miller, Brittni Miller, Travis Robertson, Maggie Robertson, Taylar McFarland, Ryan McFarland, Grace McFarland, Jennifer McFarland, Daniel McFarland and Ella Grace McFarland; and one great-great-grandson, Charles Anderson III.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William Edward “Ed” McFarland; one brother, John W. Maston; and one foster sister, Alicetine Brothers.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Darrell Mayfield officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


The St. Marys Oracle March 17, 1888

Mary E. McFarland

At Rest.

Nodaway, (Mo.) Democrat.

Died, Mary E. McFarland, wife of E. D. McFarland, at her home in this city, Feb 21, 1888. She was born in Washington county, Ohio, July 23 1837. Her maiden name was was Reynolds, and she was the daughter of George and Mary Reynolds, and at seven years of age she moved with her parents to Wood county, W. Va., on the Ohio River and lived there until she was married to Edward McFarland, October 26, 1859. After marriage they lived at St. Marys, Pleasants county, W. Va., where their union was blessed with one child, their eldest daughter, who is now the wife of Rev. John K. Taylor, a Methodist minister of McKeesport, Penn. They moved from St. Marys to Newton, Green county, Penn., the birth place of her husband, where they were blessed with two more children, a boy and a girl, the eldest a boy, is yet at home, the daughter is married to Mr. Al. Claxton, of Washington, D. C. who is employed in the Government printing office.

The family lived in Green county, Pa, until January 1867, when they removed to Illinois, where two more children were born to them a boy and a girl. They then moved to Knoxville, Iowa, in 1871, where two more children were born to them. The children are all living, and five are yet at home. In 1880 they moved to Nodaway county, Missouri, and settled in Maryville, where they lived to the present time. She was converted when about fifteen years of age and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, from which she had never been disconnected, only in being in a different State. She had been received into the Methodist Episcopal church of this city only a short time before her death, and in her last moments she would call her husband and her children to her bed side and request them to be good and live pure lives, and to the friends that stood near when the chilly hand of death was fastening its grasp upon her, she would exclaim, "God is with me, glorious, beautiful! beautiful" and thus she passed to her reward.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 8, 2005

Gerald J. McGee

Gerald James Franklin McGee, 48, of Leesburg, Fla., died July 6, 2005.

Mr. McGee was a handyman. He was born in Parkersburg and moved to Leesburg from Austin, Texas, in 1991.

He is survived by daughters, Jamie Lynn McGee of Parkersburg and Jessica Marie McGee of Leesburg; his mother, Gertrude G. Cronin of Waverly and stepfather, Robert Cronin; a brother, Michael (Lisa) Cronin of Waverly; sisters, Janice (Terry) Malone of Waverly, Sherri (Bryan) Sepessy of Greensboro, N.C., and Tracy (Jeff) Carpenter of St. Marys; and three grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harnie Alfred McGee; a brother, George Edwin McGee; maternal grandparents, Griff and Rose Maston; and paternal grandparents, Everett and Chloe McGee.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. today at Lakeside Village, Main Clubhouse, Leesburg. A memorial will be held at a later date in St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 17, 2009

Ted L. McGee

Ted L. McGee, 61, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away April 15, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 31, 1948, a son of the late Floyd L. McGee and Virginia (Bailey) McGee.

Ted was a member of the Laborer's Union Local 1085 and retired from Cabot Corporation. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Surviving is his wife, Kimberly A. (Boley) McGee; two sons, Brian McGee of England and Chad McGee of Cambridge, Ohio; daughter, Angela Handschumacher of Parkersburg; three stepdaughters, Jodie Grimes, Heather Rupert and Elizabeth Miller, all of St. Marys; brother, Harold McGee of Reno, Ohio; two sisters, Janet K. Bunner of St. Marys and Theresa Bunner of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In keeping with Ted's wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. Interment of cremated remains will be at the Willow Island Cemetery at a later date.

Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Parkersburg News October 18, 2006

Floyd McGill Jr.

Floyd McGill Jr., 83, of Harrisville died Oct. 16, 2006, at his residence.

He was born June 7, 1923, in Berea, W.Va., the son of the late Floyd and Ersie Stansberry McGill.

Floyd graduated from Pullman High School in 1940 and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was the owner and operator of McGill Trucking and a lifelong farmer. He was a lifetime member of Harris-Ritchie Post 3554 VFW, Percheron Horse Association and the Ritchie County Farm Bureau.

Mr. McGill is survived by his wife, Billie Lee Randolph McGill; two sons, James R. McGill of Pittsburgh and John McGill and wife, Melissa, of Harrisville; one daughter, Karen Wooddell of Harrisville; two brothers, Frank McGill of West Union and Arnold McGill of Baltimore, Md.; one sister, Delora Capitano of Ellicott City, Md.; one aunt, Virginia Gernia Hollingsworth of Union, Ohio; four grandchildren, Lori Everly and husband, Dan, of Harrisville, Julie Beth Wooddell of Morgantown and Jordan and Malee McGill, both of St. Marys; and two stepgrandchildren, Lance and Brandi Jones of Harrisville.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Arden “Jimmy” McGill, Phillip McGill and Marlin McGill; and one sister, Evelyn Spurgeon.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with the Rev. Harlan Hodge officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader April 14, 1905

Mrs. McGinnis Dead

Mrs. Harry McGinnis died Sunday night at her home on McKim under most pitiable circumstances. The remains were taken to Pittsburg for interment on the evening train Monday.

Mr. McGinnis is an oil field worker.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 13, 2007

Julia F. McGraw

Julia Frances McGraw, 85, of Belpre passed away March 11, 2007, surrounded by love in the comfort of her home.

She was born Aug. 12, 1921, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late James F. and Lillian B. Simmons. She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School class of 1939. Frances was an accomplished cook, seamstress, homemaker, a loving and dedicated wife, mother and friend. She enjoyed her bridge clubs both in Belpre and Parkersburg and was an avid lover of ballroom dancing and participated in the Tempo, the Catillion, and George Hall Dance Clubs. She was a long time member of the St. Mark’s Methodist Church; she was a volunteer for the Red Cross; a Girl Scout leader; and a member of the Belpre Historical Society. In later years, she and her husband, Mickey, spent their winters camping and dancing at the "Tip of Texas" with other Parkersburg friends.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Michael M. McGraw; her two daughters, Pamula A. Marshall and husband, Bernard, of Parkersburg, and Michaelyn S. Atkinson of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Dortha Johnson of Marine City, Mich.; three grandchildren, Michael B. Atkinson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Bernard R. Marshall of Paducah, Ky., and Andrea Marshall Sergi and husband, Todd, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two great-grandchildren, Marshall Allan Sergi and Haden Michael Sergi.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green Street, Parkersburg, with the Rev. David Hubbard and Eric L. Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial may be made to the Humane Society (dog shelter) of Pleasants County, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 17, 2008

Michael M. McGraw

Michael M. “Mickey” McGraw passed away April 13, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Mickey was born Feb. 22, 1919, in Belpre, a son of the late Michael and Lennie Wittekind McGraw. Mickey graduated with the class of 1938 from Belpre High School and was a member of the Belpre High School Alumni Association, was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps and started working for Hupp and Wharton Cadillac/Oldsmobile in 1952 and retired from Wharton Cadillac/Oldsmobile in 2003.

Up to the time of his death, Mr. McGraw was involved in making his hometown of Belpre a more beautiful and more humane place. He was a member of the Belpre Historical Society, was involved in an effort to move a historic barn from its present location to a private one where he hoped it would be preserved and he led the effort to plant flowering trees in the median on Boulevard Drive in Belpre. Mick designed and created the new doggie waste station dispensers in the Belpre Parks and was very supportive of the area Humane Societies and The Max Fund for rescued dogs. He was an avid lover of ballroom dancing and participated in the Tempo, the Catillion and George Hall Dance Clubs. In later years, he and his wife, Frances, spent their winters camping and dancing at the “Tip of Texas” with other Parkersburg friends.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 64 Marietta, Masonic Lodge 609, was a 32nd Degree Master Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and Belpre Shrine Club, a member of Moose Lodge 1118 of Parkersburg and the Elks Lodge 198, and was a member of the St. Marks United Methodist Church, Belpre.

Michael married Julia “Frances” Simmons, who preceded him in death March 11, 2007. The couple celebrated 65 years together and are survived by two daughters, Michaelyn “Susie” McGraw Atkinson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Pamela McGraw Marshall (Bernie) of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Michael B. Atkinson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Andrea Marshall Sergi (Todd) of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Bernard “Butch” Marshall of Paducah, Ky.; two great-grandchildren, Marshall Allan Sergi and Hayden Michael Sergi; Mickey’s beloved dog, Pepi survives him; as do many devoted friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Sharon Lee McGraw; and two sisters, Charlotte McGraw Baird and Roberta McGraw.

A memorial service and celebration of Mickey’s life will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 1305 Washington Blvd., Belpre, with the Rev. David Hubbard officiating followed by Masonic Rite services at 5 p.m. by Masonic Lodge 609. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorials may be made to the Humane Society (dog shelter) of Pleasants County, 669 The Pike, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 14, 2008

Joan B. McGuiggan

Joan B. McGuiggan, 76, of St. Marys died April 13, 2008 at the Arbors of Marietta.

She was born April 21, 1931, in Salem, Ore., a daughter of the late Merrit and Flossie Sheckler Tingley. She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church in St. Marys and the Episcopal Church Women for many years. She had been actively involved with Housecalls Hospice. Her hobbies included crocheting and reading. She had made many afghans.

She is survived by her daughter, Gail Drinko of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Robert Drinko of Harrisville, Joette Fetty and Yvette Kiggans, both of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Adrean and Derek Barnhart, Sara and Lara Fetty and Brody and Kelsey Drinko; one brother, Roy Tingley of Ukiah, Calif.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Verle Tingley and Charles Tingley; and a sister, Marian McKay.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Grace Episcopal Church, 317 Riverside Drive, St. Marys, with the Rev. Richard Heller officiating. Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 14, 2004

Patricia E. McGuire

Patricia E. McGuire, 71, of Smithville, W.Va., died April 12, 2004, at St. Josephs Hospital.

She was born July 28, 1932, in Sistersville, the daughter of the late Irvin E. and Leona May Steed Richmond.

She had been employed at Safety Stitch of Harrisville and Rubber Crafters of Smithville. She was a member of Macfarlan Community Church and was a loving mother and homemaker.

Patricia is survived by her stepfather, Howard Hart of West Union; her companion of 34 years, David Swisher; three sons and daughters-in-law, Willie and Donna McGuire Jr. of Harrisville, Robert and Sue McGuire of Smithville and Manciel and Cathy McGuire of Ellenboro; four daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia Richmond, Carolyn Jenkins, Linda and Eugene Smith and Leona McGuire, all of Smithville; three sisters, Carolyn Cottrill and Julia Ramsey, both of Pennsboro and Iva Sinnett of Harrisville; three brothers, Samuel Richmond of Smithville, Joseph Richmond of St. Marys and Harold Richmond of Flora Home, Fla.; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie McGuire, and one brother, Paul Richmond.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Macfarlan Community Church, with the Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Swisher Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville and from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Carl Leslie Eugene McHenry

Carl Leslie Eugene McHenry, 54,of Gilbertown, AL.,died May 29, 2002. He was born Oct. 7, 1947, in St. Marys WV to the late Eugene and Leona Reeser McHenry Wolfe.

He is survived by his ex-wife Elsie Diamond Green; two sons, Joseph and Leslie both of Gilbertown; three grandchildren Jamie P. McHenry, Chesla Ann McHenry and Donovon Neil James: two sisters Barbara McHenry Coody and her husband Norman of Newport, Ohio and Kathy McHenry Coody and her husband Jasper (Bud) Coody; and two Aunts Iva Reed of St. Marys, WV and Neoma Romig of Glendale, Arizona. He was preceded in death by a son Michael Eugene McHenry.

Services will be held June 1 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Gilbertown, AL


Charles W. McHenry

Charles W. McHenry, 92, of Route 1, St. Marys, Rock Run Community, W.Va., died Oct. 23, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital of Parkersburg.

He was born Sept. 24, 1909, in Ritchie County, son of the late Andrew and Dulcie McDonald McHenry. He was a farmer; worked for Republic Steel of Canton, Ohio; was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; and was a member of the senior citizens.

He is survived by two sisters, Lucille Higgins of St. Marys, and Evelyn Kelly of Erie, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Paul, James, David, John, George and Edgar McHenry; and three sisters, Sylvia Lamp, Ruth Cunningham and Edith McHenry.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, with Eddie Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Lane Cemetery of Hebron, W.Va. Calling hours are from 5-9 p.m. today and noon-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Eugene McHenry

Died October 26, 1961

Eugene Russel McHenry, 43 of St. Marys, WV, Rt 2, died in Selby General Hospital, Marietta, Ohio on Oct. 26, 1961. He was born August 23, 1918 at Wick, Tyler Co., WV to the late Samuel McHenry and Minnie Pyles McHenry Lippincott of St. Marys, WV.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife Leona Reaser McHenry, and three children, Carl, Barbara, and Kathy all at home. He is also survived by three sisters and one brother, Opal Duty and her husband Cloyd of Pennsboro, WV, Ruth Bennett and her husband Russell of Weirton, WV, Virginia Pearl Seese and her husband Arnold of St. Marys, and Carl McHenry and his wife Shelba of St. Marys. An infant brother is deceased.

Rev. Robert Lough officated at the funeral services at 200 p.m. Oct. 28, 1961 at Ruttencutter Funeral Home. Burial was made in the Cloverdale Cemetery

(Shelba McHenry-Cox)


Parkersburg News May 26, 2004

Owen E. McKay

Owen Edward McKay, 85, of South 2nd Avenue, Paden City, W.Va., died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville.

Owen was born Dec. 19, 1918, in Rochester, Pa., the son of the late Owen E. and Cora Guthrie McKay.

He was a retired school teacher with 25 years of service, including roles at high schools in Paden City, Magnolia, Valley, Bishop Donahue, St. Marys, Reader and West Virginia Industrial School for Boys in Prunytown. He also was a retired senior chemist for Mobay/Bayer Corporation, New Martinsville, with 25 years of service. He was the former mayor of Paden City for two years and was the former Paden City Postmaster for four years.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 86 of Paden City, VFW Post 6327 of Sistersville and Elks 333 of Sistersville. He was also a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in New Martinsville. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his first wife, Hope Postlethwait McKay; and a grandson, Jason Anderson.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Jarvis Funeral Home, Paden City.

Memorials may be made to the Hope and Owen McKay Scholarship Fund, c/o the Paden City Foundation Inc., PO Box 233, Paden City, WV 26159.

(Gerald Bills)


Jack L. McKinney III

Jack L. McKinney III, 33, of St. Marys, died Feb. 21, 2002.

He is survived by his parents, Jack L. McKinney II and Sarah Myers; his wife, Judith Treadway McKinney; two brothers, Charles McKinney and Donald McKinney; one sister, Marsha Smith; stepfather, Virgil Myers; one stepbrother, Virgil Myers II; and two stepsisters, Pamela Dennis and Sharon Nutter.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys. Burial in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Visitation 4-9 p.m. Sunday and 9-11 a.m. Monday.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News April 25, 2010

Jack Lawrence McKinney Jr

Jack Lawrence McKinney Jr., 62, of Brownsville, Ohio, formerly of Parkersburg, departed this life on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at his residence.

He was born April 5, 1948, at Parkersburg, a son to the late Jack and Flora Sallee McKinney Sr.

He was employed by the C&H and Yellow Cab Taxi Companies for more than 20 years where he worked as a taxi driver in the city of Parkersburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps with the rank of sergeant and was a Christian by faith. He enjoyed watching Western movies, the TV show "Cops" and loved West Virginia Mountaineer football.

He is survived by his daughter, Marsha Smith of Brownsville, Ohio; sons, Charles and Donald McKinney, both of St. Marys; brother, Howard "Mike" McKinney of Parkersburg; sister, Jean Davis of Cairo; 11 grandchildren; and his companion, Mary Ann Schuptze of Clay, W.Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Leanna Griffith McKinney; son, Jack L. McKinney III; grandson, Jeoffy Alex McKinney; and an infant twin brother and sister.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Timothy Kimball officiating. Burial will follow in West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, W.Va. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle September 8, 1966

Claude D. McKnight

Rites were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the Ruttencutter funeral home, St. Marys, for Claude D. McKnight, 49, of Ben’s Run, who died unexpectedly Thursday evening at his home.

Evangelist Ralph Hanlin officiated with burial in New Bethel cemetery, in Pleasants County.

Born in Pleasants county, a son of Sloan and the late Tice McKnight, he was preceded in death by a sister.

Survivors include his father, two sons, Charles and Jimmy McKnight, both of St. Marys; one daughter, Mrs. Rita Ingram, St. Marys; one brother, Riley McKnight, of Logans Port, Ill., and two grandchildren.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle March 2, 1967

SLOAN E. McKNIGHT

Sloan E. McKnight, 82, of Belmont, died Saturday evening following an extended illness.

Born at Newport, O., the son of the late Thomas and Liva Stewart McKnight, he was a retired State Road Commission employee. He was twixw married; first to Della Tice, who preceded him in death and second, to Sybil Williamson, who survives. Mr. McKnight was a member of the Dewey Ave. Church of Christ.

Survivors in addition to his widow include one step-son, Paul Stewart of Belmont; two brothers, Charles McKnight of Erwin, Tenn., and Everett McKnight of Newport, O.; two sisters, Mrs. Viola Stewart of Ben’s Run, W. Va. And Mrs. Helen Williamson of Frasceburg, O.; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ, with Evang. Ralph Hanlin and Evang. Earl Stevens officiating. Burial was in the IOOF cemetery.

The Ruttencutter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - April 14, 1905

Sudden Death

Wm. McMullen, a young oil well driller, well liked by all his large list of acquaintances, died very unexpectedly of typhoid fever, at his room at the residence of Jesse Colville, Monday at 9 o'clock. He was only sick a week, and it was not generally known that he was ill. He was about 25 years of age, and was born at Volcano, Ritchie county. His parents had moved from this state to Washington, Pa., where they reside at present.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon, and his remains were laid to rest in the St. Marys cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 11, 2008

Emily M. McQuillian

Emily Marie McQuillian, 10, of Pennsboro, W.Va., died Sept. 9, 2008, at her residence.

She was born May 20, 1998, in Marietta, a daughter of John W. McQuillian of Pennsboro and Wendy Dunn Varner of Belpre. She was in the fourth grade at Belmont Elementary School. She loved Hannah Montana, music, singing, school and riding her bike.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by grandparents, Barbara and Tom Thomson of Pennsboro; half-brother, Matthew Glover of Belpre; sisters, Tanya and Cara Thomson; stepbrother, Ethan Brown of Pennsboro; stepfather, Scott Varner of Belpre; paternal grandfather, Carl McQuillian of St. Marys, W.Va.; maternal grandparents, Steve and Linda Dunn of Cutler, Ohio; grandmother, Nancy Shank of Pennsboro; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Martha McQuillian.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


DICINDA
Dicinda D. (Phillips) McTaggart, 1822-1905

McTaggart - September 16, 1905, Dicinda D. McTaggart, died in her eighty-fourth year. She was born July 19, 1822, was baptized by Rev. J. B. Riley, and became a member of a Baptist church sixty-two years ago. She leaves an aged husband and four children with their families to mourn her departure. She was a faithful wife, a devoted mother and a sincere Christian, one whom many, beside husband and children, will miss. She was composed and anxiously awaited the hour when she could go to her rest.

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(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


GUY
Guy C. McTaggart, 1885-1965

Guy Carlton McTaggart, 80, of Eureka, Pleasants county, died Saturday Oct. 9, 1965 in St. Joseph's Hospital after a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan. 23, 1885 at Eureka, a son of the late William Phillips and Ida Rymer McTaggart.

For many years he served as a news correspondent for the Oracle. He had a successful career in the teaching field, having taught for 35 years. During this time he also served as principal of the Belmont School and in 1912 was elected superintendent of schools in Pleasants county.

He was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church for 65 years. He was also a member of the St. Marys Lodge 41, A.F.& A.M. of which he was 32nd degree mason. Knight's Templar and the Shrine of Parkersburg.

His wife, Mrs. Judith Ruckman McTaggart, preceded him in death in 1955.

Surviving are five sisters, Maud McTaggart, Mrs. Laura V. Cunningham, and Mrs. Mary Day, all of Parkersburg, Mrs. Dicinda McAtee, Cutler, Oh., and Mrs. Georgia Smith, Flushing, Oh. One brother, William, and a sister, Mrs. Grace White, are deceased.

Services were held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Ruttencutter funeral home with the Rev. James L. Kipp, Jr., officiating. Burial was made in the Willow Island cemetery.

From "St. Mary's Oracle", Oct. 1965

(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


Pleasance County Leader - September 22, 1905

Mrs. Hugh McTaggart

Mrs. Hugh McTaggart died on last Saturday evening, at her home near Eureka, in her 83d year, from diseases incident to old age. The funeral was conducted in the Willow Island Baptist Church at 2 p. m. Monday by Rev. Harvey Cofer, of Parkersburg.

(Gerald Bills)


HUGH
Hugh McTaggart, 1819-1909

HUGH McTAGGART

Hugh McTaggart, died April 28, 1909, aged 89 years, 4 months and 25 days. He was born in Scotland, Dec. 1, 1819, and came to this country with his parents when he was three years old. They settled near Wheeling, W.Va., and in 1839 moved into the neighborhood of the Willow Island Church. He married Dicinda Phillips, who entered into rest some years ago. To them were born four sons and one daughter. He was baptized by Rev. W. P. Walker, and he and his good wife were among the most faithful and conscientious Christians, highly esteemed by there brethren of the church, where they will be greatly missed. His last sickness, while severe, was of short duration, and was borne with much patience. The most tender care was given him by his children and friends. One by one our loved ones pass to the other shore. Let us all be ready.
H. Cofer, Pastor

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(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


St. Marys-Oracle, August, 1960

HUGH P. McTAGGART

Hugh Patrick McTaggart of Eureka, Pleasants County, died August 4, 1960 at his home. He was 80 years of age.

Born January 24, 1880, he was a son of the late John and Mary Feeney McTaggart and a member of the Eureka Methodist Church. Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Mary Heddleston McTaggart, two children, Mrs. Thelma Campbell, Parkersburg and James McTaggart of Bay Village, Oh.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held Sunday, August 7th at 2:00 p.m. in the Ruttencutter Funeral Home here with the Rev. C.T. Moats officiating. Burial was made in the Willow Island Cemetery.

(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


HUGH.D.
Hugh David McTaggart, 1858-1933

Hugh D. MacTaggart, aged 75, died Sunday evening, December 10, 1933 at the home of his niece, Mrs. J. O. Smith of Williamstown. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Willow Island Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. William Knox of the M. E. Church at Williamstown, and interment was made in the Willow Island Cemetery.

The deceased was a native of Pleasants County and a man highly esteemed. He was a brother of William P. MacTaggart of Willow Island, who died yesterday, and Mrs. Turner Page of Williamstown.

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(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


IDA
Ida Virginia ( Rymer ) McTaggart

Ida Virginia ( Rymer ) McTaggart, daughter of Harrison and Jane Sharp Rymer, born October 20, 1855, at St. Marys, W.Va., departed this life, March 19, 1934, age 78 years, 4 months and 30 days.

She was united in marriage to William Phillips McTaggart, November 14, 1883. He preceded her to the Great Beyond, three months and six days.

To this union were born eight children, Guy C. McTaggart of Eureka, Mrs. Winton ( Edith Grace ) White, Mrs. Harry ( Laura ) Cunningham and Mrs. John Samuel ( Dicinda ) McAtee of Parkersburg, Mrs. Ralph ( Georgia ) Smith of Flushing, Ohio, Mrs. Mary Day and Miss Maude McTaggart at home, and William Carey, who died in childhood.

She united with the Willow Island Baptist church in 1895 under the pastorate of Rev. H. Coper and remained a faithful member until she entered the Father's House.

She was a loving and affectionate mother and wife, a kind neighbor and a loyal friend. This poem was used at both Mr. and Mrs. McTaggart's funeral.

GROWING OLD

A little more tired at close of day,
A little less anxious to have our way;
A little less ready to scold and blame;
A little more care of a brother's name;
And so we are nearing the journey's end,
Where time and eternity meet and blend.

A little more love for the friends of youth,
A little less zeal for established truth;
A little more charity in our views,
A little less thirst in the daily news;
And so we fold our tents away,
And passing in silence at close of day.

A little less care for bonds and gold,
A little more zest in the days of old;
A broader view and saner mind,
A little more loving for all mankind;
And so we are faring a-down the way
That leads to the gates of a better day,

A little more leisure to sit and dream,
A little more real the things unseen;
A little nearer to those ahead,
With visions of those long loved and dead;

And so we are going, where all must go,
To the place the living may never know.
A little more laughter, a few more tears,
And we shall have told our increasing years;
The book is closed, and the prayers are said,
And we are part of the countless dead.
Thrice happy if then some soul can say,
"I live because he has passed my way."

Rollin J. Wells

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(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


JOHN
John McTaggart

John McTaggart, an old and highly respected citizen of the Grant District, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 4th, 1930 of apoplexy, at the home of his son, Hugh, at Eureka. He was aged 81 years, 4 months and 6 days. His wife, who died a few years ago, was Mary Jane Feeney. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock this afternoon, concucted by Rev. Mr. Walker of the Baptist Church of Williamstown, and interment will be made in the cemetery of the Willow Island Baptist Church. The deceased is survived by two sons and two daughters: Frank McTaggart of Williamstown, Hugh McTaggart of Eureka, Mrs. Phillip Reese of League City, Texas, and Mrs. Orlan Hart of Clarksburg; also by a sister, Mrs. Belle Page of Williamstown, and two brothers, William P. McTaggart of Willow Island and Hugh McTaggart of Marietta, Oh.

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(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


JUDITH
Judith A. McTaggart, 1878-1955

Mrs. JUDITH ANN (RUCKMAN) McTAGGART, wife of Guy McTaggart of Eureka, Pleasants county, died of a heart attack at the family home on Saturday, Dec. 31, 1955. She was 77 years of age.

Mrs. McTaggart was born in Pleasants County, March 22, 1878, and was a daughter of the late Aaron and Rhoda Outward Ruckman. She was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church.

She leaves her husband and one sister Miss Viola Ruckman of Eureka.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home. Interment was made in the Willow Island cemetery.

From "St. Mary's Oracle", Jan. 1956

(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


St. Marys-Oracle, March, 1984

MARY A. McTAGGART

Mary A. McTaggart, 93, of Williamstown, died Saturday evening, March 3, 1984, in Selby General Hospital, Marietta, Oh.

She was born in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late M. L. and Ruth Ellen McKensie Heddleston. She was a former schoolteacher and a member of the Eureka United Methodist Church and a past member of the Willow Island Homemakers Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Forrest J. (Thelma) Campbell of Williamstown, with whom she had made her home: one son, James R. McTaggart of Bay Village, Oh.; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, including Jeffrey McClung of the family residence; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh P. McTaggart, in 1960, seven brothers and three sisters.

Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Raiguel Funeral Home in Harrisville, with the Rev. Leo C. Farley officiating. Burial was in the Willow Island Cemetery.

(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


MARY
Mary ("Mollie")(Ruckman) McTaggart, 1872-1911

Mrs. Hugh McTaggart died Friday afternoon at her home at Eureka of a complication of diseases. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Willow Island church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.

Mary Ellen Ruckman McTaggart was born February 15th, 1872. She departed from this life September 29th, 1911, aged thirty-six years.

She leaves a husband, father, mother, two sisters and one brother to mourn their loss.

At the age of 16 years she was converted and joined in membership in the M. E. Church, South. She always lived a devoted and consistent life.

For about six months she was a patient sufferer, always manifesting the spirit of Christ bearing her affliction without murmur or complaint. She was a devoted wife, having been joined in matrimony to Hugh D. McTaggart, October 21, 1903.

She enjoyed the beauty of this world, yet was fully reconciled to the will of Him who doeth all things well.

"I heard a voice from Heaven saying unto me, write, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."

"She hath done what she could." The influence of her Christian character still lives and has power among us.

A host of friends assembled at the Willow Island Baptist church to pay their tribute of respect and after a short funeral service conducted by Rev. N. C. Cochran and Rev. J.P. Atkins, the remains were laid to rest in the Willow Island Cemetery.

"He that endureth to the end shall receive a crown of life."

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(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


MARY JANE
Mary Jane (Feeney) McTaggart, 1848-1923

Oct. 18, 1923. Mrs. John McTaggart, an aged and highly respected resident of Styron, passed away at her home Friday morning after a lingering illness, death being due to a stroke of paralysis and resulting complications. The deceased was 76 years old and had spent practically all her life in that vicinity where her many friends and relatives are saddened by the news of her demise. She was a member of the Baptist church and had led a devoted Christian life. Besides her husband, several brothers and sisters, she is survived by four children, Frank and Hugh McTaggart, Mrs. Phil Reese of Eureka, and Mrs. Orlan Hart of Clarksburg. Mrs. J. Shingleton is a niece and Mrs. Ira Myers, of Belmont, is a granddaughter of the deceased. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with Rev. J.A. Young of the Baptist church officiating, and interment will be made in the Willow Island cemetery.

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(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


MAUD
Maud McTaggart, 1890-1977

St. Marys Oracle - Feb. 10, 1977

MISS MAUD McTAGGART

Miss Maud McTaggart, 86, of Parkersburg, W.Va., died at the Worthington Manor Care Center, Parkersburg, Friday morning, Feb. 4, 1977.

She was born in Pleasants County, Feb. 14, 1890, daughter of the late William P. and Ida Rymer McTaggart. She was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Day of Parkersburg and Mrs. Georgia Smith of Flushing, Oh. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Ogdin Funeral Home, with Dr. Warren Moyer officiating. Burial was in the Willow Island Cemetery.

(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


WILLIAM CAREY
William Carey McTaggart, 1886-1896

Death visited our home at the close of day on March 9th, 1896, and took our darling boy, WILLIAM CAREY, son of William and Ida McTaggart, in his tenth year. Carey was a very bright child, bidding fair to make a fine scholar. In mathematics he could be surpassed by none. But our hearts were sorely rent when the reaper came and took him to himself. He was sick almost eight weeks, and during that time he was never heard to murmur or complain. Just as spring is opening in all her beauty, there's a sadness cast over our home. Carey's hands are not here to sow the seeds. With eyes blinded by tears I ask, oh! why was he taken? But we must be submissive, for God makes no mistakes. His little body was laid away in the new cemetery at Willow Island Church in the cold, cold snow, awaiting father, mother, one brother and five sisters to meet him in heaven.

Sleep Carey dear and take your rest, God called you home, he thought it best. 'Twas hard indeed to part with thee, But Christ's strong arm supporteth me.
Mother.

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(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


WILLIAM
William Phillips McTaggart, 1854-1933

William Phillips McTaggart born in Pleasants county, West Virginia, May 21st 1854 and departed this life Dec. 13th, 1933, age 79 years. 6 months and 22 days.

He was united in marriage to Ida Virginia Rymer Nov. 14th 1883. To this union was born the following children: Guy C. McTaggart of Eureka; Mrs Winton ( Edith Grace ) White. Mrs. Harry ( Laura ) Cunningham and Mrs. John Samuel ( Dicinda ) McAtee of Parkersburg; Mrs. Ralph ( Georgia ) Smith, Flushing, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Day and Miss Maude McTaggart at home; one son, William Carey, preceeded his father into the Fathers House. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Belle Page, Williamstown. Several grandchildren also survive.

He united with the Willow Island Baptist Church in 1872 under the pastorate of the late Dr. W. P. Walker and was active in God's work as minister, deacon church trustee and Sunday school superintendent continously until his home going.

Brother McTaggart was of Scotch birth and was deeply religious. He was a great Bible student, he had taken time all along the way to hide God's Word away in his heart in a marvelous way. He enjoyed sitting in his chair in late months reading the Word from memory. He was a great comfort to his family as a good father and teacher of the Holy Word.

No one in the Valley around his farm home would be missed more than he. As a neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand to the needy, especially will the the poor of the community miss his generous help. His church sustains a great loss as it looked to him for leadership and counsel.

Soldier of Christ well done,
Thy glorious war fare past,
The battles fought, the victories won,
And thou art crowned at last"
Good night brother we will meet you in the morning.

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(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


Willie Frances Meadows

Willie Frances Meadows, 86, of Harmar Place, Marietta, formerly of Newport, Ohio, died Oct. 23, 2001.

She was born May 7, 1915, at Ballard, W.Va., daughter of the late Oran W. and Maude Hill Thompson. She attended a one-room school and later attended Talcott High School. She married Thomas Marshall Meadows on June 14, 1932. She was a member of the Oak Grove United Methodist Church and attended Newport United Methodist Church. She worked at the Meadow’s Variety Store and Harris Grocery Store as a clerk until retirement.

She was a charter member of the St. Marys Golf Course and had been honored with Willie Meadow’s Day by the Woman’s Golf Association. She continued golfing until the age of 78. She was an avid bowler in leagues in both Marietta and Parkersburg, and had traveled throughout the country for state and national tournaments until the age of 76.

She enjoyed her monthly Rook Club and was a member of the Newport Fire Department’s First Woman’s Auxiliary. She was active in the Newport School organizations. Her hobbies included gardening, crocheting and sewing.

She is survived by four daughters, Jackie Edgar and her husband, Howard of Newport, June Perrine and her husband, Jerry of North Fort Myers, Fla., Janis ‘Boots’ Martin and her husband, Bernard of Newport, and Karen Tenney of Belmont, W.Va.; 11 grandchildren, Jeffrey Edgar and his wife, Vicka, Scott Edgar and his wife, Barbara, Jane Warden and her husband, Terry, Tom Perrine, Sherry Farley and her husband, Clarence, Todd Perrine and his wife, Angie, Tami Larson and her husband, Dudley, Jay Martin and his wife, Connie, Jackie Casey and her husband, Matt, Holly Hinton and her husband, Charles, and Joseph Tenny; 17 great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; one sister, Ruth Mowery of Forest Hills, W.Va.; two brothers, Fred Thompson of Ballengee, W.Va., and Tom Thompson and his wife, Lillie of Mascotte, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years; one grandchild, Angela Tenney; one sister, Ellen Mills; and three brothers, Arnel Thompson, Sanford Thompson and Dean Thompson.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Newport United Methodist Church of Newport, Ohio, with the Rev. Steven M. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Newport United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 357, Newport, Ohio 45768.

(Michael Anderson)


Pleasants County Leader - April 18, 1902

Mrs. G. W. Meanor

Mrs. Geo. W. Meanor died Sunday about noon at her home near this city, in her 54th year.

The funeral occurred Tuesday afternoon and her remains were laid to rest in the St. Marys cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 6, 1920

George W. Meanor

George W. Meanor, a pioneer resident and civil war veteran, died suddenly on Wednesday afternoon. He resided two miles east of the city and had come into town to do some trading. He went to Stanleys Bargain Store to settle an account, and while in the act of signing a check he fell to the floor expring almost instantly. He had been afflected with heart trouble for a number of years. At the time of going to press the funeral arrangements had not been completed.

(Interred in Old St. Marys Cemetery - Co. G. 78 PA Inf. -GEB)

(Gerald Bills)


Harold L. Medley

Harold L. Medley, 84, of Belmont, W.Va., died July 8, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.

He was born April 10, 1918, in New Martinsville, W.Va., a son of the late Albert Leroy and Elva Hoskins Medley. He was member of the Akron Baptist Temple, he attended Romney School for the deaf, he worked for the Firestone Rubber Company in Akron for 35 years, and he enjoyed golf and baseball.

He is survived by two brothers, Gerald Medley and his wife, Lois, of Belmont, C.J. Medley and his wife, Priscilla, of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Marlene Medley of Vienna; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Louise Drake Medley; two sisters, Phyllis Harper, and Neoma VanCamp.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Rev. Gene Adkins officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News August 30, 2005

Lee L. Meeks

Lee L. Meeks, 79, of Belmont, W.Va., died Aug. 28, 2005, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont.

He was born July 1, 1926, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Walter H. and Elizabeth Hill Meeks. He was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center and a member of the St. Marys Nazarene Church.

He is survived by his children, Loretta Winland and her husband, Roger, of Newport, Ohio, Denny Meeks and his wife, Margie, of Newell, W.Va., Lyle Meeks and his wife, Debbie, of St. Marys and Tim Meeks and his wife, Joellen, of Sistersville, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Davis Meeks; two sisters, Bee Betts and Mildred Gorrell; and four brothers, Robert Meeks, Frank Meeks, Lawrence Meeks and Ed Meeks.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor John Strimer, Tom Ferguson and Pastor Vaughn Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Committee, c/o Carehaven of Pleasants, P.O. Box 625, Belmont, WV 26134.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 19, 2006

Ronald E. Meeks Sr.

Ronald Edward Meeks Sr., 58, of Waiteville, W.Va., formerly of St. Marys, died May 16, 2006, at the Veterans Hospital in Richmond, Va.

He was born July 22, 1947, in St. Marys, a son of the late Edward Howard and Pauline Lucille Moore Meeks. He was retired from American Cyanamid, was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, and was a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Zana Bunner Meeks; three children, Ronald Edward Meeks Jr. and his wife, Diana, of Shelbyville, Ind., Tina L. Steele and her husband, Roger, of St. Marys and Nick A. Meeks and his wife, Kalene, of Alexandria, La.; 12 grandchildren; his stepmother, Ella Meeks of Williamstown; six sisters, Carol Sullivan of Belpre, Kathy Parsons of Ravenswood, Dottie Grimes, Lana Fischer, Pam Hume and Penny Fulton, all of Williamstown; six brothers, Gary Meeks of Parkersburg, Ted Downing of Marietta, Edwin Meeks of St. Marys, Carl Downing of Clayton, N.C., Edward Meeks of Florida, and Sam Meeks of Williamstown.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates at Eureka, W.Va., with military graveside services. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - February 4, 2004

Madge Clovis Meixner

Madge Clovis Meixner, widow of John Edward Meixner, of Greenville, passed away Jan. 19, 2004, at Greenville Memorial Hospital. She was 103.

She was the oldest daughter of W.E. Clovis and Mary Angela Varner Clovis of St. Marys and was the last member of her immediate family to die.

She and Edward had been married for 73 years at the time of his death in 1998. She graduated from West Virginia State Teacher's College and taught sixth grade in West Virginia for six years before her marriage and again during World War II in Pittsburgh, where she and Edward lived and raised their family. They moved to Greenville on Mr. Meixner's retirement in 1973, and were active members of Northeast Church of Christ. She was an outstanding Bible scholar and taught ladies' Bible classes for many years.

She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, helping establish and strengthen several churches in Pittsburgh. After moving to Greenville, she became a volunteer at Greenville General Hospital on the sixth floor with the Neonatal Department, moving to Greenville Memorial when it opened. She continued her volunteer work there until age 97, loving to serve with the dear friends there.

She is survived by her son, Clovis E. Meixner, of Shelby Township, Mich.; her daughter, Mary Lou M. Durham, of Greenville; seven grandchildren, Dr. Ken Durham Jr., of Malibu, Calif., Alan E. Durham, of Houston, Gary Meixner, of Greenville, Tim Meixner, of Brighton, Mich., Dan Meixner, of Guthrie, Okla., Paul Meixner, of Oklahoma, Okla., and Bok Hee Meixner, of New York City, N.Y.; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Edith Swensen, George A. Clovis, Virginia Hilty and Edna Adkins; and two granddaughters, Janet Durham Kidd and Lea Anne Meixner. M

Funeral services were conducted at Northeast Church of Christ, Thursday, Jan. 22, with burial followed at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to the Southeastern Children's Home, 115 Children's Way, P.O. Box 339, Duncan, SC 29334; or to the Northeast Church of Christ Building Fund.

Her life was a triumph of gentle love, hospitality and goodness. She will be sorely missed, but only here on earth. We rejoice at her reunion with her husband and family, who are all together, at home with the Lord now.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle October 12, 2005

Okey Kenneth Meltose, age 83, of Cuyahoga Falls, 0., passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Maison Aine Nursing Home, Stow, O.

He was born Dec. 9, 1921, in Wood County, at was the son of the late Forest Ivl. Melrose and Myrtle Simms Melrose. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Danny William Melrose; one sister, Lillian Graham; five brothers, Glen Melrose, Howard Melrose, Frank Melrose, Hobert Melrose and Emmit Melrose.

Survivors include his wife, Norma Louise Knipp Melrose; one daughter, Deborah Kay Thompson and husband Ted of Belmont; one stepdaughter, Charlotte J. Calton and husband Ray of Cuyahoga Falls, O.; two stepsons, Lester R. Deem 11 and his wife Angelika of Winston Salem, N.C. and George W. Deem and his wife Kathy of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; one sister, Zelma Brocher of Somerset, Pa.; three half-sisters, Cisley Somerville of Elizabeth, Shirley Shaffer of Mineral Wells and Betty Cox of Belpre, O.; one half-brother, James Melrose of Wimauma, Fla.; three grandchildren, Alicia Thompson of Lumberton, N.C., Jeff and Shelley Melrose of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and five step-grandchildren. He is also survived by one great granddaughter, Kamryn Noelle Armstrong of N.C. and two stepgreat grandsons.

Melrose was a World War 11 U.S. Navy. Coxwain veteran. He owned and operated Melrose Wholesale Produce from 19721995 and was a produce employee of Jack Winters from 1961-1972. He was a member of Ravenna Freewill Baptist Church in Ravenna, O.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Monday at Northcutt & Son Home for Funeral Memorial Chapel with Pastor Jack Taylor and Pastor Dwayne Johnson officiating. Burial was in Brown Cemetery with full military rites conducted at the graveside by Morehead American Legion Post. No.. 126. Pallbearers were Ray Calton, Ted Thompson, George Deem, Lester Deem, Kenny Deem and Ray Deem. Visitation was Sunday at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - February 21, 2004

Wayne Menear

BELMONT - Wayne E. Menear, 83, of Belmont died Feb. 20, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 24, 1920, at Bretz, W.Va., a son of the late Dennis G. and Beulah I. Born Menear. He was a veteran of World War II (45th Division, 645th Tank Destroyer Battalion) and participated in the Italy campaign. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart in Italy in February 1944. He was awarded the Oak Leaf Cluster in France in August 1944. He received the Silver Star in France in November 1944 and was honored with the Oak Leaf Cluster on the French Border on Nov. 30, 1944.

Mr. Menear was a member of the Reedsville United Methodist Church, a two- term mayor of Reedsville, W.Va., a business owner in Oakland, Md., and founder of Triple A Trailer Sales in Belmont.

He is survived by two sisters, Thelma E Murray and Lois W. Overfield, both of Reedsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Constance Stalnaker Menear, who died Feb. 9, 1998; one son, Larry Charles Menear, who died May 2, 1998; two sisters, Hazel E. Brown and Leora E. Brewer; and two brothers, Charles E. Menear and Dent E. Menear.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Waldeck Funeral Home, Masontown, W.Va., with interment following in the Masontown Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Viewing will also be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Waldeck Funeral Home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - April 6, 1889

Mrs. James Mengus died at her home on Long Run last week after a severe illness.

(Note: Mary Jane Menger married James Mengus 18 Nov. 1886 - GEB)

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 17, 2008

Kathleen F. Mercer

Kathleen F. Mercer, 91, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Aug. 15, 2008, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Feb. 24, 1917, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Orlando Curtis and Nora Edna Welling Childers. She was a member of the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ, had worked for the former Buck Chevrolet of St. Marys, W.Va., and had been director of Pleasants County Community Action.

She is survived by three daughters, Peggy Steele and her husband, Carlton, of St. Marys, Kay Broughman and her husband, Earl, of Sistersville, W.Va., and Joyce Jones and her husband, Charles, of Marietta; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren;and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Victor P. Mercer; one daughter, Janet Cronin; one grandson, Daniel Steele; six sisters, Sylvia Meredith, Ora Campbell, Pauline Leggett, Imogene Hedrick, Susie Thomas and Pansy Childers; and six brothers, Webb Childers, Clyde Childers, Shirley Childers, Dean Childers, Woody Childers and Howard Childers.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 27, 2007

Effie E. Mercer

Effie E. Mercer, 90, of Rippentuck Road, Friendly, W.Va., died July 26, 2007, at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.

She was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Raven Rock, W.Va., a daughter of the late Barnett and Allena Buchanan Miller. She was a homemaker and member of the Friendly Church of Christ.

Survivors include her sons, Walter (Linda) Mercer of Waverly, W.Va., Kenneth (Linda) Mercer of Friendly and Robert (Colleen) Mercer of Oakdale, Pa.; daughters, Joann (Paul) Williamson and Galena Mercer, both of Friendly; sister, Doris Weekley of Friendly; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter L. Mercer in 1995; and a brother, Paul Miller.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with Evangelist Bill Reed officiating. Burial will be in Friendly Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Journey Hospice, 314 S. Wells St., Sistersville, WV 26175.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 16, 2005

Elizabeth P. Mercer

Elizabeth P. Mercer, 89, of St. Marys died July 15, 2005, at Heartland of Marietta.

She was born Dec. 18, 1915, at Bens Run, W.Va., a daughter of the late George Richard and Minnie Mae Davis Paynter. She was a faithful member of the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ. She was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center and was an avid sports fan in which her son and grandsons participated.

She is survived by three grandchildren, Kevin Mercer, Brian Mercer and Diana Mercer Nichols, all of St. Marys; six great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Linda McKinney Mercer of Ellenboro; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James E. Mercer in 1969; her second husband, Edward A. Miller in 1984; one son, Charles W. Mercer in 1979; six brothers; and five sisters.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ, St. Marys, with Evangelist Dan Kessinger officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle May 4, 1939

GEORGE N. MERCER KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

George Newton Mercer, was killed Sunday evening in an automobile accident near Akron, Ohio, where he has been employed for the past twenty years by the Firestone Company. His remains were brought to this city, and services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Mercer on French Creek by Rev. J. T. Chandler. Burial was made in the Wiley cemetery.

Besides his parents he is survived by his wife and two children, seven sisters ande four brothers.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 28, 2009

Margaret W. "Peg" Mercer

Margaret W. "Peg" Mercer, 91, of Bridgeport, W.Va., formerly of St. Marys, W.Va., died Nov. 26, 2009, in Bridgeport.

She was born June 13, 1918, in Bridgeport, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ashley and Tina R. Waugh. She was a lifelong Presbyterian, a member of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church for 50 years, and more recently of the Bridgeport Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the Presbyterian Women and with the Children's Health Pantry. She was a graduate of West Virginia University and taught in Pleasants County Schools. While in St. Marys, she was involved in a variety of projects touching the youth of St. Marys including judging science fairs, being a Scout leader and actively supported the St. Marys High School Band. She also was a member of the Pemberton Garden Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Judy of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Fran Holdren of Naperville, Ill.; son, William G. Mercer of Woodridge, Ill.; five grandchildren; Cathy Holdren Porter of Naperville, Greg Mercer of Delray Beach, Fla., Brian Mercer of Chicago, Ill., Tom Judy of La Vergne, Tenn., and Jennie Dutton of Athens, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Kaylah and Ryan Judy of La Vergne; and her sister, Frances Jacob of Wellsburg, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn E. Mercer; sister, Dorothy Chapman; and a grandson, Bradley Holdren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Robin Ray officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to either the Pleasants County Educational Trust Fund, c/o The Pleasants Community Foundation, 309 Second St., St. Marys, WV, or the Children's Health Pantry, c/o Bridgeport Presbyterian Church, 1 John Calvin Lane, Bridgeport, WV 26330.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 28, 2005

Opal I. Mercer

Opal I. Mercer, 97, of St. Marys died March 26, 2005, at the Worthington Manor Care Center, Parkersburg.

She was born Feb. 23, 1909, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late John C. and Mary Jane Copenhaver Mercer. She was a member of the French Creek Baptist Church, Pleasants County, and her hobbies included sewing, knitting, quilting and crocheting.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and she is survived by several nieces and nephews, including locally, Mrs. Michael (Betty) Eddy of Belmont, W.Va., Mrs. French (Nellie) Wagner and Danny Higgins, both of St. Marys; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six sisters, Dollie Mercer, Nellie Mercer, Elexandria Underwood, Catherine Hart, Goldie Mercer and Cora Higgins; and six brothers, Calvin Mercer, Victor Mercer, Boyd Mercer, Newton Mercer, Harl Mercer and Joe Mercer.

Graveside services will 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Wiley Cemetery, French Creek, Pleasants County. Calling hours are from 5-8 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 29, 2006

Robert A. L. Mercer

Robert A. L. Mercer, 66, of Fredericktown, Ohio, died Monday morning, March 27, 2006.

Robert was born May 15, 1939, at Pike, W.Va., to Labon and Velma Madge (Kelly) Mercer and had been a resident of Knox County since 1959. He was a graduate of Pennsboro High School in Pennsboro, W.Va.

Surviving are his wife, Rose (Eal) Zeller Mercer; his son, David Allen Mercer of Mount Vernon, Ohio; and his brother and sister-in-law, Billy Rex and Carol Mercer of Marietta.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday with Father Richard Snoke officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader May 6, 2006

Martha L. Messer

Martha L. Messer, 77, of Weirton, WV died Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at Brightwood Center, Follansbee, WV.

She was born in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Berha Moore Davis and Robert Davis.

She was married in Chester, WV to George Messer.

She was a member of Weirton Heights Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, George Messer; two daughters, Tammy Truax and Sam of Weiron and Marilyn S. Walker of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four sons, George Messer Jr. and his wife Becky of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jim Messer and his wife Robin of Weiron, Charlie Messer of Chillicothe, O. and Tim Messer of Weirton; five grandchildren, Christopher, Melissa, Lara, I-leather and April; one great-grandson, Josh.

Services were at Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, Inc. at 380 Penco Road, Weirton Friday, May 5 at 10:30 a.m. with Evangelist Frank Higginbotham officiating.

Burial was at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Friends were received at Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home, Inc Thursday, May 4 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 13, 2006

E. Pearl Metz

E. Pearl Metz, 88, of St. Marys, W.Va., died April 12, 2006, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont, W.Va.

She was born Oct. 20, 1917, in Ritchie County, W.Va., a daughter of the late John and Mary Markle. She was a member of the Cloverdale Church of Christ and her hobbies included traveling, working in her flower garden, quilting and was the winner of the W.Va. All American Quilting Contest in 1994.

She is survived by four sons, John Metz and his wife, Janice, Carl Metz and his wife, Jeannie, and Ronald Metz, all of St. Marys, and Larry Metz of Kannapolis, N.C.; five daughters, Betty Colvin and her husband, David, Judy Colvin and her husband, Carl, and Donna Keesecker and her husband, Ralph, all of Weirton, W.Va., Susan Maston and her husband, Russell, of St. Marys and Sandra Metz of Middlebourne; 17 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Edward Metz; one daughter, Nancy Metz; five brothers; and one sister.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Dave Williamson officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Ridge, Pleasants County, W.Va. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 21, 2009

Elsie M. Metz

Elsie M. Metz, 87, of Parkersburg, passed away June 20, 2009, at the Arcadia Nursing Facility in Coolville, Ohio.

She was born Sept. 1, 1921, in Ritchie County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Claude and Minnie Reed Wagoner.

Elsie was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and flowers.

She is survived by four daughters, Anna Satterfield of Parkersburg, Shirley Armel and husband, John, of Reedsville, Ohio, Donna Arbygasse and husband, Virgil, of Parkersburg and Deborah Thompson and husband, Patrick, of Elizabeth, W.Va.; two sons, Ralph Metz and wife, Barbara, of St. Marys, W.Va., and Daniel Metz of Parkersburg; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Metz; one granddaughter, Cindy Spencer; one grandson, Michael Metz; six brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 27, 2007

Larry V. Michael

Larry Virgil “Mike” Michael, 75, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Nov. 25, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.

He was born Oct. 29, 1932, in St. Marys, a son of Virgil Michaels of Parkersburg and the late Geraldine Garrison. He was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1950 to 1953 and retired from the U. S. Air Force as Staff Sergeant in 1970. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal. He was a former employee of Quaker State Oil Refinery and was a business owner in Galveston, Texas, for many years before retiring in St. Marys. He traveled extensively during his military and oil industry careers. He was a member of the Elks Club, the American Legion and the National Association for Uniformed Services. His hobbies include listening to country music, NASCAR, football and coin collecting.

In addition to his father, he is survived by four children, R. David Michael (Dawn) of Marietta, Ohio, Debbie Lamp (Phil) of St. Marys, Greg Michael (Debbie) of Fairmont, W.Va., and Susie Emerick (Randy) of Marietta, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Norma Jean Winland of Belmont, W.Va., Nancy Cross (Don) of Parkersburg, Judy Marshall (Wayne) of Colfax, N.C., and Beth Pfaff (Jim) of Parkersburg; one brother, Jack Michaels (Chris) of Kenosha, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Joey Michael; and a brother, Ed Garrison.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Dave Michael officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery, Hebron, W.Va. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle January 16, 2008

Evelyn P. Mildren

Evelyn Priscilla Adamson Mildren, 94, of Marietta passed away Jan. 10, 2008, at Harmar Place in Marietta.

She was born on Oct. 16, 1913, in Wilsall, MT., a daughter of Perley C. and Mata Miller Adamson;

She was employed by Washington County Farm Service Agency and was a member of the First Congregational Church in Marietta, a life member of Matamoras Area Historical Society and past matron of Matamoras Chapter 261 of the Order of the, Eastern Star.

She is survived by her sisters, Freda I. Hill of Marietta and Ella Pearl Harris of Warner, OH; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-greatnephews.

On Aug. 2, 1935, in St. Marys, she married lames Edward Mildren who passed away Nov. 2, 1979.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sister Alta I. Smith.

Funeral services were held Sunday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with the Rev. Linda Steelman officiating. Burial was in Valley Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 21, 2009

Juanita M. Milhoan

Juanita M. Milhoan, 81, of Belmont, Pleasants County, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 17, 1928, in Wood County, a daughter of the late Robert B. and Lessie D. Clutter Naylor.

Juanita was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys and retired from the Colin Anderson Center as a health service worker.

Surviving is her husband, Paul L. Milhoan Sr.; two sons, Paul L. Milhoan Jr. (Linda) of Vienna and Mark A. Milhoan (Joanne) of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter, Rebecca L. Spicer (Jack) of Cumming, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Jasen Milhoan, Michelle Leeson, Stewart Milhoan, Patrick Milhoan, Sarah Cunningham Hall, Ethan Cunningham, Kristen Milhoan Pack and Brittany Milhoan; brother, Charles W. Naylor of Ft. Myers, Fla.; sister, Beulah M. Blackshire of Davisville; two nieces; four nephews; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Herbert L. Naylor.

The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg. Pastor John Strimer will officiate and burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 28, 2009

Lois Ilene Milhoan

Lois Ilene Milhoan, 81, of Parkersburg passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 27, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Vienna, a daughter of the late Richard Albert and Lulu McCullough Milhoan.

Lois was a member of the Camden Avenue Church of Christ. She retired from Universal Glass (Diamond Bathhurst) with 29 years of service and was a former employee of the American Viscose, Johns Manville and the Ideal Box Factory.

Surviving are two brothers, Paul Milhoan of Belmont and Bill Milhoan of Williamstown; a sister, Ila May Nutter of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She is also survived by special long time friends, Robert Gragg Sr. and his son, Bobby Gragg Jr., Kathy Taylor, Connie Asbury, Maxine Ayers and Jane Morris.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Grimm; and an infant brother.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with Evangelist Andy Robison officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery. The visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 16, 2010

Paul L. Milhoan Sr.

Paul L. Milhoan Sr., 83, of St. Marys, passed away May 15, 2010, at Ohio Valley Health Care Center.

He was born July 29, 1926, in Wood County, a son of the late Richard A. and Lulu M. McCullough Milhoan.

He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and was a U.S. Army veteran having served from 1944 to 1948. He was a member of First Baptist Church of St. Marys, he enjoyed woodworking and retired from Union Carbide as a pipefitter.

Surviving are two sons, Paul L. Milhoan Jr. (Linda) of Vienna and Mark A. Milhoan (Joanne) of Birmingham, Ala.; one daughter, Rebecca L. (Jack) Spicer of Cumming, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Jasen Milhoan, Michelle Leeson, Stewart Milhoan, Patrick Milhoan, Sarah Hall, Ethan Cunningham, Kristen Pack and Brittany Milhoan; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill (Wilda) Milhoan of Williamstown; one sister, Ila Nutter of Parkersburg; two nieces; and four nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita M. Naylor Milhoan in December of 2009; an infant brother; and two sisters, Ruth Grimm and Lois Milhoan.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg. Pastor John Strimer will officiate and burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 15. The visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times February 23, 2005

Deloris Jean Miller

NEW MATAMORAS - Deloris Jean Miller, 62, of 312 Main St., New Matamoras, died at 2:50 a.m. Monday (Feb. 21, 2005) at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va.

She was born March 20, 1942, in Cabin Creek, W.Va., a daughter of Dewey Lamp and Elizabeth Stevens Lamp. Her husband, Frances L. Miller, preceded her in death in 1982.

Deloris is survived by two sons, Billy Ray Miller of Erie, Pa., and Alan Miller of New Matamoras; one daughter, Elizabeth Barber and her husband, Robert, of Girard, Pa.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Alvia Lamp and his wife, Ethel, of New Matamoras.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Feb. 23) at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras Chapel. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, W.Va. Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. today until the time of service.

(Gerald Bills)


Wheeling News-Register, Jan 6, 2008

MILLER, “Libby” Elizabeth, 84, of St. Marys, W.Va., formerly of Paden City, W.Va., died Saturday, January 5, 2008, at her daughter’s residence.

Libby was born March 3, 1923 in Proctor, W.Va., daughter of the late John and Clina Fitzsimmons Henry.

She was retired employee of Coming Glass; and a member of the Wesleyan Church in Paden City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Donald Miller; three brothers, Everett Henry, Glen Henry and Fred Richards; and one sister, Bernice Goddard.

Surviving are three daughters, Judith Moore and her husband, Roger, of Moundsville, W.Va., Constance Cochran and her husband, James, of Currie, N.C. and Beverly Rial and her husband, Henry, of Ellenboro, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Erin Bell, Kelly Ramos and her husband, Ulysses, Matthew Rial and his wife, Amanda, Jered Rial, Scott Moore and his wife, Kathy, and Dean Moore; four great-grandchildren, Scottie Moore, Austin Moore, Riley Ramos and Alyssa Ramos; and brother, Dale Henry and his wife, Frankie, of Paden City.

Friends received 6-9 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2008 at Jarvis Funeral Home, Paden City, where services will be held 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 with Pastor Bernnie Pennington officiating.

Interment Paden Memorial Gardens, Paden City.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 30, 2009

Ernest R. Miller

Ernest Robert "Bob" Miller, 84, of Friendly, W.Va., died, Dec. 28, 2009, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg. He was born July 23, 1925, in Arvilla, Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Ernest Meyers and Irene Mae McCoy Miller.

He was a member of the Laborers Local Union in Marietta, Ohio, and had worked construction at the Ormet Corporation in Hannibal, Ohio. He was a painter and his hobbies included woodworking.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary Shreves and Terry Shreves, both of Sistersville, W.Va.; a granddaughter, Stephanie Shreves of Parkersburg; two brothers, Tom Miller of St. Marys, W.Va., and Dale Miller (Betty) of Follansbee, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Alice Mason and Helen Brewer, and one brother, Austin Miller.

Services will be Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., with Jerry Toothman officiating. Interment will be in the Wasp Cemetery, Arvilla, Pleasants County, W.Va. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 4, 2009

Florence C. Miller

Florence C. Miller, 83, of Parkersburg, passed away Feb. 2, 2009, at Carehaven Nursing Home in Belmont, W.Va.

She was born June 16, 1925, in Capital Heights, Md., a daughter of the late Lester Abbott and Florence Morgan.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ottis; her eight children, Phyllis (Willard) Strine of Capital Heights, Md., Liz (Ray) Pickrell of Parkersburg, James (Jennifer) Miller of La Plata, Md., Barbara (Steve) Law of Worthington, W.Va., Donald Miller of Parkersburg, Carol (Mike) Blackwell and Jackie Barker of Parkersburg and Cindy (Glenn) Dulaney of Belleville; three sisters, Ruthie Barnett and Georgia Lee Myles, both of Maryland, and Shirley Houchins of North Carolina; two sisters-in-law, Francis Messineo of Maryland and Alice Miller of Parkersburg; two brothers, Kenny (Carolyn) Messineo and William (Chris) Morgan, all of Maryland; one brother-in-law, Robert Miller; 33 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Messineo Jr.; two stepfathers, Jack Messineo Sr. and Chuck Morgan; one daughter-in-law, Debbie Miller; one son-in-law, Roger Bailey; one brother-in-law, Bernard Miller; and two sisters-in-law, Levenia (Mike) Soma and Jean Miller.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Tim Dulaney officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen North Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 1, 2008

George D. Miller

George D. “Duke” Miller, 59 of St. Marys, W.Va., died Dec. 30, 2007.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Willow Island Baptist Church. There will be no visitation.

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

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

George D. “Duke” Miller, 59 of St. Marys, WV, died December 30, 2007, at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born, August 12, 1948, in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late George Robert and Ella Lorena Campbell Miller. He was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church, and served in the U. S. Army. He was a boilermaker and a member of the Local Union # 667 and he was a water well driller. He is survived by three children, a brother Timothy Miller and his wife, Margaret of St. Marys, WV, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Lee Miller, Sr. Services will be Wednesday, January 2, 2007, at 11 A. M. at the Willow Island Baptist Church, with Pastor Richard Cale officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery. There will not be any calling hours and the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 17, 2009

Glenn Tope Miller

Glenn Tope Miller of The West Virginia Masonic Home, Parkersburg, born Aug. 30, 1915, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at the West Virginia Masonic Home.

He was born in Carroll County, Ohio, a son of the late Ross and Lulu Miller.

He graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in education in 1937 and taught school in St. Marys, W.Va. He married Iris Mitchell in St. Marys on Nov. 23, 1939.

On Oct. 9, 1942, he enlisted in The Armed Forces, serving 37 months, of which 23 were spent in the European Theatre. On his return, he served as the acting superintendent of the West Virginia Training School, St. Marys.

For the balance of his career, he was primarily engaged in the grocery field. He was active in the forming of the Big Red Markets Co-op in Parkersburg, which he managed for several years.

He then managed several grocery super markets until he opened his own store in Devola, Glenn's Foods Inc., dba Hasty Shopper, in November 1966. He retired and sold the store in September 1980, to Mr. Dennis Cook.

He was a member of the Putnam Congregational Church of Devola and served on many boards and committees. He was a member of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). He had an advanced license from the Federal Communications Commission as an amateur radio operator. His call letters were N8FGD and he was proud to have contacted over 300 countries. In his 70's, he could still be seen on his roof running around to adjust his antenna to get that one extra contact.

He was a member of Parkersburg Masonic Lodge No. 169.

Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. Whether that was a holiday for cranking out homemade ice cream or piling everyone into the car to take a trip, it was always about family. There was nothing that he enjoyed more than taking the car and finding a road to travel with his family.

Surviving are one daughter, M. Elaine Flanagan and husband, Fred, of Livonia, Mich.; one son, John C. Miller and wife, Sharon, of Marietta; four grandchildren, Hilary Flanagan, Sarah Miller, Adam Miller and Becca Miller; one great-grandson, Sawyer Miller; and many loved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Iris Mitchell Miller; both parents; two brothers, Ralph C. Miller and Brice K. Miller; one sister, Lois Miller Hutton; and cousin, Charles Miller Knight.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call from noon until time of services Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Putnam Congregational Church, Devola, Marietta.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 22, 2008

Iris M. Miller

Iris Mitchell Miller, 89, of Marietta, died Monday morning, May 19, 2008, at the West Virginia Masonic Home.

She was born in Kanawha County, W.Va., a daughter of the late George C. and Vesta Lockhart Mitchell.

She graduated from St. Marys High School, St. Marys, W.Va., where she was secretary for four years. She married Glenn Miller in St. Marys on Nov. 23, 1939. In her later years, she was co-owner and bookkeeper for Glenn’s Foods Inc., dba Hasty Shopper. She was a member of Putnam Congregational Church, Devola, and active in church work. Iris loved reading, gardening, poetry, bird watching – especially her hummingbirds and feeding her beloved deer at North Bend State Park.

Surviving is her husband of 68 years, Glenn Tope Miller; one daughter, M. Elaine Flanagan and husband, Fred, of Livonia, Mich.; one son, John C. Miller and wife, Sharon, of Marietta; and four grandchildren, Hilary Flanagan, Sarah Miller, Adam Miller and Becca Miller.

She was preceded in death by both parents; two brothers, Norman Mitchell and Ralph Mitchell; and one sister, Phyllis Burton.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, with services immediately following conducted by Pastors David and Barbara Jackson. Burial will follow in East Lawn Cemetery, Reno.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader February 8, 1907

James H. Miller

James H. Miller died at his home on Gravel Hill on Saturday evening last, of asthma, and complications incident to old age.

The deceased was a pioneer resident of the city, and was known to nearly all of the older inhabitants of this county.

The funeral was held on Monday afternoon, interment in the St. Marys cemetery.

He was 69 years of age, and is survived by three daughters and one son.

The deceased was a veteran of the civil war, serving with distinction in Co. G, 187th Ohio Infantry. He was a member of Hazen Post No 66, G. A. R. of this city, and his comrades had charge of the funeral services.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 15, 2004

Joan Bleakley Miller

Joan Bleakley Miller, 72, of St. Marys died Aug. 14, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Nov. 13, 1931, at Marietta, a daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Bogard Bleakley. She was a 1949 graduate of Newport High School and a member of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church. She worked several years with Ellis and Maxine Boyles and the Western Auto Store in St. Marys.

She is survived by one daughter, Debby Butrey of Belmont; six sons, Mike Miller, Rodney Miller, Ronald Miller, John Miller, Rick Miller and Rob Miller, all of St. Marys; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Donna DeLong of Woodsfield, Ohio, Lucille Hearn of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Sandra Herlan of Newport, Ohio; two brothers, Tom Bleakley of Newport and Pat Bleakley of New Matamoras, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Ralph J. Miller; two sisters, Betty Berga and Anna Berga; and three brothers, Gerald, Jack and Harvey Bleakley.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Bob Long officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, Ohio. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 2, 1923

Mrs. Mary E. Miller

Mrs. Mary E. Miller, wife of Geo. Miller, and formerly resided on Henry Camp, died Monday at the home of her nephew, H. L. Doak, at Greendale, O. In her 79th year.

Her remains were brought here on Wednesday morning and taken to the Ruckman Cemetery on Cow Creek for burial.

The funeral was held at the Ruckman church at 2 o'clock.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 10, 2009

Peggy E. Miller

Peggy E. Miller, 78, of St. Marys, passed away Nov. 8, 2009, at Marietta Center.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of service at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader March 28, 1930

PHILANDER MILLER

Philander Miller died at his home near Arvilla on Saturday, March 22.He has been in poor health for a number of years. He was 74 years old. The funeral was held at New Bethel on Sunday afternoon. There services was conducted by Rev. G. W. Nichols. Interment in New Bethel cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 21, 2003

Ralph J. Miller

ST. MARYS - Ralph J. Miller, 76, of St. Marys died June 20, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 13, 1926, at Raven Rock, W.Va., a son of the late Oakey and Ora Barnhart Miller. He was a member of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he served in Italy. He was a retired employee of American Cyanamid Co. with 3 8 years service.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joan Bleakley Miller; one daughter, Debby Buttrey of Belmont; six sons, Mike Miller, Rodney Miller, Ronald Miller, John Miller, Rick Miller and Rob Miller, all of St. Marys; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lora Shingleton and Lucille Hall of St. Marys, and Mary Ann VanWey of Newport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Violet Kernen; and two brothers, Willard and Avery Miller.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Bob Long officiating. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery with military graveside service conducted by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222 and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - January 5, 1906

Dead

The infant son of Mr. And Mrs. W. M. Miller died on Wednesday morning, age 2 years, of pneumonia.

The funeral occurred on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 10, 2009

Ruth A. Miller

Ruth Ann Miller, 74, of St. Marys, W.Va., died March 8, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Jan. 11, 1935, at Arvilla, W.Va., a daughter of the late Creed L. and Eula Ruth Wagner Wells. She was a 1953 graduate of Sistersville High School and worked at both the First National Bank and the Pleasants County Bank. She also had worked for the City of St. Marys and was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church. She had volunteered at the Red Cross Blood Mobiles and her hobbies included quilting, basket making and cooking.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Thomas W. Miller; one daughter, Liz Miller and her husband, Rich, of Belmont, W.Va.; two sisters, Martha North and her husband, Grover, of Waverly, W.Va., and Sarah Ingram and her husband, Dale, of Vienna; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Carroll Wells.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastors Chuck Ferrell and Gene Adkins officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Pleasants County Humane Society, c/o The Pleasants Community Foundation, P. O. Box 420, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Theodore K. "Ted" Miller

Theodore K. "Ted" Miller, II, 41, of Route 1, St. Marys, died Feb. 20, 2001, at the Cleveland Clinic of Cleveland, Ohio.

He was born Nov. 29, 1959, in Parkersburg, a son of Theodore K. Sr. and Donna Wilson Miller, of Belleville, W.Va. He was a former drill sergeant in the U.S. Army stationed in Ft. Knox, Ky., serving in the U.S. Navy for 13 years and attained the rank of first class quartermaster. He served two tours to the Persian Gulf during the Persian Gulf War. He joined the Merchant Marines and attained both licenses of Captain and Navigational Instructor. He captained a tugboat running trips between Alaska and Siberia. He had been a captain for the Alaskan Cruise Lines.

He and his parents, moved from Washington state to Parkersburg in 1985. He became a captain for Ruble Sternwheelers. He joined the U.S. Army Reserves and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant in charge of heavy equipment. During this time he traveled to Germany. He attended the West Virginia Correctional Academy in Institute, W.Va. He served as a correctional officer at the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville, W.Va. and later was transferred to the St. Marys Correctional Center. He was a member of the Celebration Center of St. Marys, and was to attend the Trinity Bible College.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Washington state, a member of the National Christmas Tree Association, a member of the National Liver Foundation and the Liver and Tissue Donation Association. He was a Washington County of Ohio, District Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the American Legion, a member of the U.S. Candlemakers Association. He, along with his wife, owned and operated WV Moonglow Candle Company.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Brenda Simmons Miller; four sons, Luke Campbell of Parkersburg, Lincoln Campbell of Sistersville and Teddy Miller and Mason Miller both at home; triplet siblings, Cody Miller, Katy Rocha, and Kelly Luccro all of Ravenswood; and one brother, Garin Paul Miller of California.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Celebration Center, State Route 2, south of St. Marys, with Pastor Gary Saler officiating. Burial will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery, Route 16 east of St. Marys, with military graveside services. Calling hours from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ted K. Miller, II Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank, P.O. Box 180, St. Marys, W.Va. 26170.

(Michael Anderson)


Pleasants County Leader April 25, 2009

Velma June Miller

Velma June Miller, 74, of Harrisville, died April 22, 2009 at Pine View Continuous Care, Harrisville.

She was born June 15, 1934, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Carl L. and Lillian Roberta Yost Harding. She worked as a waitress at the Heatwell Cafe and Pentagon Cafe in Arlington, VA.

She is survived by three sisters, Sharon Beyner of Millersburg, OH, Beulah Gallager of Elk City, OK and Norma Betts of Vienna, two brothers, Donald Harding of Chester, WV, and Carl Harding of New Milton; and friends, Larry, Becky, Mary, Steve, Mia, Bonnie and Joe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lief Elmer Adams; and three sisters, Betty Sweat, Opal Howe and Gladys Harding.

Funeral services were held Friday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Steven Lightner officiating. Interment was in Oil Ridge Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 20, 2008

Helen L. Minnick

Helen L. Minnick, 96, of Belmont, W.Va., died, July 18, 2008, at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont, W.Va.

She was born Dec. 1, 1911, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Peter and Ida Curtis Minnick. She was a Baptist. She graduated from St. Marys High School with the class of 1929, received her bachelors degree from West Liberty State College, and did graduate work at Penn State University. She taught school for 41 years at St. Marys Elementary School. Her memberships included the AARP, the West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees, the West Virginia Education Association, the Pleasants County Education Association, and was a life member of the National Education Association.

Her surviving family includes a great-nephew, Jeffrey Mezzatesta and his wife, Louann, and a great-great-nephew, Asher Mezzatesta, all of Hemingway, S.C.; two great-nieces, Allison and Anna Gibbs of Williamstown; nephew-in-law, Jerry Mezzatesta of Romney, W.Va; niece-in-law, Lodisa Gibbs of Williamstown; and her surviving friends, Virginia Cunningham of St. Marys, W.Va., Jeff and Carrie Robinson of Belmont, W.Va., and Tony and Audra Mezzatesta of Romney, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Walter Gibbs Sr.; an infant niece, Ruth Ann Gibbs; niece, Mary Helen Mezzatesta; nephew, Walter Gibbs Jr.; great-nephew, Walter Gibbs III; cousin, Ruth Pickens; and two close friends, Madge Allen and Maxine Fulmer.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., with Pastor Shauna Hyde officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are recommended to either the Pleasants County Senior Citizens, 209 Second St., St. Marys, WV 26170, or the Pleasants County Humane Society, Pleasants Community Foundation, P.O. Box 420, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 25, 2004

William T. Miller

William T. Miller, 92, of Parkersburg passed away July 24, 2004, at Eagle Pointe.

He was born Jan. 16, 1912, in Pleasants County, a son of the late James and Cora Smith Miller. He was a member of the First Assembly of God. He was an evangelist for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Lillie Hoover Miller; two sons, Gary Miller and his wife, Jean, of Hideaway Hills, Ohio, and Robert L. Miller of Hocking County, Ohio; one daughter, Sharon Eva Miller of Parkersburg; one sister, Anna Schmidt of Marietta; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Ann Miller Dearth; and two brothers, Edward Miller and Martin Miller. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Raffa and the Rev. Bob Holland officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 14, 2007

Mable L. Minor

Mable Lee Noble Minor, 87, of Newport, Ohio, died June 12, 2007.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Mable Lee Noble Minor, 87, of Newport, OH, died, June 12, 2007, at Harmar Place Rehabilitation and Extended Care, Marietta, OH. She was born, March 19, 1920, in Newport, OH, a daughter of the late, John and Bertha Hassely Davis. She was a member of the Newport Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday school. She had worked at the Betsy Mills Club. She liked quilting and gardening. She is survived by five children, Edith Sunderman of Newport, OH, Merle Lee of Poland, OH, Lou Boley and her husband, Jack of Newport, OH, Mary Cameron of Fairbault, MN, and Carlyle “Bucky” Lee and his wife, Vicki of Newport, OH, thirteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one sister, Sylvia Ohmar of Marietta, OH, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Lee, her second husband, Leo Noble, her third husband, Bud Minor, a daughter, Bertha Sue Adams, a brother, George Davis, and three sisters, Ethel Pritchett, Bessie Bell, and Helen Murphy. Services will be held Friday, June 15, 2007, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Gene Parker officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, OH. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M. Thursday and from 9 to 11 A. M. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Wheeling Intelligencer - Sept 21,2007

JANE L. MITCHELL

MITCHELL, Jane L., 79, of Columbus, Ohio, previously of Hebron and Wheeling, W.Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 19, 2007.

She was a member of East Columbus Christian Church and she retired from Wallace F. Ackley Co.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Mitchell; parents, Charles Jacob and Jane Amanda (Burrows) Eigenbrod; stepmother, Dayle Eigenbrod; and stepson, James Mitchell.

Jane is survived by her daughters, Bonnie (John) Custer, Susan Walters, Nancy Branch, and Karen Mitchell; grandchildren, Amanda (Stephen) Potter, Melanie (Ken) Holley, Adam (Tiffany) Walters, Natalie, Bonnie, and Evan Branch, and Carrie Mitchell; sister, Joann Barnes; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends Sunday 2-5 p.m., at Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio, where the funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m.

Burial in Kirkersville Ohio.

Those who wish may contribute to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, OH 43055.


Pleasants County Leader - April 9, 1920

LELIA JUNE MITCHELL

Infant daughter of Robert and Grace Mitchell, died in the early morning of March 30. Lelia June was born January 2, 1920. Wilma, Genevieve and Mildred, the three little sisters and father and mother are left lonely. May God Bless Mr. Mitchell, wife and children. A. H. Perkins, Pastor

Pleasants County Leader April 2, 1920

BABE DEAD

Lelia, the three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs R. E. Mitchell of this city, died on Tuesday morning of pneumonia. The funeral was conducted at the house by Rev. Perkins at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 7, 2009

Marilyn J. Mitchell

Marilyn J. Mitchell, 63, of Williamstown, W.Va, died May 5, 2009, at the Riverside Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born June 17, 1945 in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Norman C. and Anna Mary Riggs Mitchell. She was a 1963 graduate of St. Marys High School, and a graduate of the School of Nursing at the former Parkersburg Community College, now WVU at Parkersburg.

She had been a Pediatric Nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.

She is survived by a sister, Sally Dixon of Parkersburg; a brother, Curt Mitchell and his wife, Pam of Parkersburg; one niece; three nephews; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home with Duane Porter officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle July 7, 2004

Mary Lou Mitchell

Mary Lou Mitchell, 70, Sunbury, died Sunday, June 27, 2004.

She was born in St. Marys on Feb. 9, 1934 to the late George and Eva McCullough. She was a member of Sunbury Church of Christ. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by sons, Donald L. Jr. and James F., both of Plain City; daughters, Debbie (David) Erpenbach, Sunbury, Kathy (Richard) George, Kathy; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Eva.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Mitchell, who died November 27, 1980; three sisters, Geraldine Eddy, Christine Smith and Dorothy Greathouse.

Services were held Wednesday at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, with Pastor J R. Smith officiating. Internment followed in the Trenton Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhome.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 8, 2009

Mary M. Mitchell

Mary M. "Bunny" Mitchell, 72, Sistersville, passed away May 5, 2009, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born Feb. 15, 1937 in Glen Dale, W.Va., daughter of the late Martin M. and Catherine Leona Lucey Kendrol. She was a homemaker and a Catholic by Faith.

She is survived by her husband, of 52 years Joseph R. Mitchell; two daughters, Cathy Gessner of St. Marys and Sue Mitchell of Parkersburg; a sister, Pat (Gordon) Goudy of Parkersburg; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Private Graveside Services will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, West Virginia Region, 162 Court Street, Charleston, WV 25301.

Arrangements by Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville.

(Gerald Bills)


Ralph J. Mitchell

Ralph Juliana Mitchell, 71, of Vienna, died July 18, 2002, as a result of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

He was born on Dec. 27, 1930, in St. Marys, a son of the late George Curtis and Vesta Iris Mitchell.

Ralph, sometimes known as "Mike," was a radio technician and owned Commercial Two-Way Radio in Vienna. He worked for Bobier Electronics until starting his own business. He was an active amateur radio operator, ham operator N8UXD and in his early days, was active in Civil Air Patrol. He was a member of Stephenson United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Dee Hoffman Mitchell, whom he married Sept. 21, 1984; three children, Debra Lee Mitchell-Gates and her husband, Wayne Gates of Vienna, Daniel E. Mitchell and his wife, Linda of Parkersburg, Marcia Lee Moore and her husband, Gerald of Connelly Springs, NC.; his sisters, Vesta Iris Miller and her husband, Glen of Marietta and Phyllis Burton and her husband Glen of Harmony Acres, St. Marys; three step-children, Connie Mahone and her husband, Jeffrey Mahone of Parkersburg, Jay Edward Cunningham and his wife, Margaret of Woodinville, WA., and Robert Edward Cunningham and his wife, Amy Dahlgren of VA.; one grandchild, Ruth Ann Moore of Connelly Springs, NC.; four step-grandchildren, Shea Anne Leigh Llewellyn of Parkersburg, Phillip Warner Cunningham and Benjamin of Dahlgren, VA., Sean Cunningham and Brian Cunningham of Woodinville, WA.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Grace Alberta Mitchell; two brothers, Howard Lockhart Mitchell and Norman Curtis Mitchell Sr.; his first wife, Betty Dunn Mitchell, who died July 14, 1980; one son, Mathew Mitchell, who died in 1991, and grandchild Heather Lynn Moore who died in 1985.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Stephenson United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Grand Central Ave. Vienna. Memorials may be made to the Stephenson United Methodist Church Music Fund or Parkersburg Urban Ministries and 11th and Market St., Parkersburg.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News October 1, 2008

Wanda B. Mitchell

Wanda B. Mitchell, 97, of Parkersburg died Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at her residence.

She was born at St. Marys, W.Va., a daughter of the late Rev. Benjamin and Elizabeth Pennell Mitchell.

Ms. Mitchell graduated from Parkersburg High School (1928), West Virginia University (1932) and Northwestern University (1939). She was a teacher, retiring after 40 years service, and had taught at the former Mark Twain High School, Stotesbury, W.Va.; Nott Terrace High School, Schenectady, N.Y.; Mamaroneck High School, Mamaroneck, N.Y., Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Ill.; Parkersburg High School and the former Parkersburg Community College, St. Marys (W.Va.) Branch.

She was the author of the textbook, "Televising Your Message" and co-author of "Stories We Can't Forget (More Than A Memoir By Two W.Va. Sisters With A Zest For Living)." She was the featured teacher in the film, "And No Bells Ring," produced by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Ms. Mitchell was the only woman appointed to the National Defense Education Act Advisory Board (1959-1961) by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

She was an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Crusaders Sunday School Class, Parkersburg High School Alumni Association, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Beta Kappa and the Emeritus Club and Mortar Board at West Virginia University.

Ms. Mitchell is survived by her sister, Kathleen Mitchell of Parkersburg; and cousins, Maxine Coburn of Clarksburg, Ann Jacek of Salamanca, N.Y., and Eddie Simmers of Fairlawn, Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Nellie Mae Mitchell.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Vaughan Funeral Home, 1010 Murdoch Ave., Parkersburg, with the Rev. James F. Kelly III officiating. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, St. Marys. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider a memorial to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Building Fund, 11th and Market Sts., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - November 27, 2004

Belva A. Moats

Belva A. Moats, 97, of Belmont, formerly of Harrisville, died Nov. 25, 2004, at Carehaven of Pleasants.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - May 23, 1902

THE WAGES OF SIN

FRANK MONG SUICIDES

Frank Mong, a native of Carlos county, Pennsylvania, committed suicide in the city jail here Wednesday night by hanging himself. He tore up the bed comfort, making a rope with which he ended his life. He fastened the end of this improvised rope to a bar of the overhead grating of the cell, climbing upon the cot he adjusted the other about his neck and then kicked the cot from under him. Death must have resulted from strangulation as his features were distorted and his tongue protruded from his mouth.

He is well known about Sistersville. There he is said to have been addicted to profligacy and drunkenness. He came here Tuesday with two other tramps, and his appearance indicated that he had been on a spree. He was locked up with the other two men, and during the night he raved like a mad, suffering with delirium tremens, possessed of a delusion that two men were after him with shot guns trying to kill him.

Policeman Riggs released him Wednesday morning and he started like a wild man up over the hill below town, tearing through wire fences and brush until his clothes were nearly torn off his body. He returned to town in this condition and was taken into custody a second time and placed in jail. The last time he was seen alive was about eight o'clock Wednesday evening. When the jail was visited Thursday morning he was found dead.

It is said that he is of very respectable people, his father being a merchant on the pike near Franklin, Pa.

His friends up there have been notified of his suicide, but up to press no word had been received.

He was an oil driller by occupation.

Pleasants County Leader - May 30, 1902

Taken To Sistersville

The remains of Frank Mong, who suicided in the city jail here last Thursday morning, was taken to Sistersville last Saturday afternoon for burial by some friends of his there.

Policeman Riggs communicate with an uncle of Mongs by telephone Thursday, but he refused to have anything to do with the obsequies. The county authorities here and his friends in Sistersville provided for his burial.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - November 8, 2003

Archie Monroe Sr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Archie E. Monroe Sr., 93, of Nashville died Nov. 5, 2003, at the Bordeau County Hospital, Nashville.

He was born July 15, 1910, in Burnsville, W.Va., a son of the late William and Mary Duncan Monroe. He was retired from Weirton Steel after 15 years. He loved gardening and traveling.

He is survived by five children, Amy M. Marlow and her husband, Charles R., of Macarthur, W.Va., Camilla M. Shannon and her husband, James E., of Chesapeake, Va., Robert E. Monroe and his wife, Ella M., of Clarksburg, W.Va., Kenneth M. Monroe and his wife, Jane, of Lyles, Tenn., and Archie E. Monroe Jr. and his wife, Shirley, of Jacksonville, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret Evelyn Holt Monroe; one son, David Clark Monroe; five brothers; and four sisters.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. George Burns officiating. Burial will be in the Upper Beech Run Cemetery, Arvilla, W.Va. Calling hours are from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 11, 2005

Gary A. Monroe

Gary A. Monroe, 56, of Pennsboro departed this life on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Parkersburg.

Gary was born June 16, 1948, at Pennsboro, to the late Paul C. and Virginia Gatrell Monroe.

He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Sue and Bruce Forshey of Belpre; and nephews, Scott Correll of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Jeff Correll of St. Marys.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Roger Barnes officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Harmony Masonic Cemetery at Pennsboro. Friends may call from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 26, 2005

Mary A. Monroe

Mary A. Monroe, 65, of Greenwood, W.Va., departed this life on Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at Parkersburg.

Mrs. Monroe was born on Oct. 21, 1939, at Copen in Braxton County, W.Va., to the late William A. and Anna E. Sands Riffle. She was retired from the former Colin-Anderson Center at St. Marys.

She is survived by brothers, Paul Dodd of Greenwood, Fred Riffle of Glenville and Dale Riffle of Harrisville; sisters, Deloris Satterfield and Kay Shepherd of Pennsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Monroe was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest O. Monroe; and two sisters, Beatrice Lanham and Fay Lipscomb.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with interment in the Ellenboro Cemetery at Lamberton.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 25, 2005

Ashlyn Taylor Moore

Ashlyn Taylor Moore, 21 months, infant daughter of James Moore Sr. and Amanda Lynn Timmer Moore, died July 21, 2005, in a motor vehicle accident.

She was born in Fort Campbell, Ky. Ashlyn was a very lovable baby that was full of life and laughter. Her sister, Katelyn Hayley Hope Timmer, was her best friend. She was lovingly called "Pugsley" and "Booba" by her family.

In addition to her parents and sister, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, George and Connie Moore of St. Marys; her maternal grandmother, Audrey Frances Mayo Weatherholt of Belleville; and a brother, James Alexander Moore Jr.

She will be laid to rest by her grandfather, James O. Weatherholt Sr. who died June 29, 2005.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mike Hickman officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Betty Marie Moore

Betty Marie Moore, 71, of Parkersburg, died Oct. 14, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Parkersburg.

She was born Nov. 2, 1929, in Vienna, daughter of the late Emery Marvin and Opal Trudeau Fetty Barker and wife of the late Billie Moore. She was a member of the Winding Road Church of Christ; a member of the West Virginia Farm Bureau; and a member of the West Virginia Retired School Employees. She worked as a custodian for Lincoln School and the Wood County School District. She was a lifetime farmer and enjoyed caring for those who were sick.

She is survived by three children, Peggy Shields, Tom Moore and his wife, Rachelle and Carol Moore all of Parkersburg; two grandchildren, Charles Moore and James Shields both of Parkersburg; two brothers, Lawrence ‘Gart’ Barker of Danville, Ky., and Harold Kenneth Barker of Salt Lake City, Utah; and nieces and nephews, Patty Relaford and Larry Barker of Danville, and Levina Ellis and Joe Barker of Salt Lake City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, with Evangelist Tom Butterfield officiating. Burial will be in McKim Cemetery of Pleasants County. Calling hours are from 4-9 .pm. Thursday and up until service time Friday.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News December 12, 2004

Charles C. Moore

Charles C. Moore 77, of St. Marys died Dec. 10, 2004, at the Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(From Ingram Funeral Home Notice)

Charles C. Moore 77, of St. Marys, WV, died, December 10, 2004, at the Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 4, 1927, in McDowell, KY, son of the late John White and Nanny Moore. He was retired from Union Drawn after 30 years as a crain operator. He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and playing horseshoes. He is survived by his four children, Chuck Moore and his wife Candace, of Houston, TX, Kathy Brumfield and her husband Bill, of St. Marys, Dave Moore and his wife Kathy, Janet McCallister and her husband Roger, all of Massillon, OH, thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, two brothers James Burke of Louisville, KY and John Burke of Willoughby, OH, two sisters Violet Hall of Minford, OH and Madeline Shriner of Carrollton, OH, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be held Monday December 13, 2004 at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Randy Dornon officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys, WV. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 P.M. Sunday and 10 to 11 A.M. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 29, 2007

Charlet M. Moore

Charlet M. Dornon Clark Moore, 88, of Waverly died April 28, 2007, at Heartland of Marietta.

She was born Aug. 20, 1918, at Waverly, W.Va., a daughter of the late James and Clara Moore Dornon. She was a United Methodist, a member of the Lioness Club, and loved to play bingo.

She is survived by her husband, Jacob S. Moore; one son, Michael W. Clark and his wife, Judy, of Waterford, Ohio; one daughter, Sharon L. Elliott and her husband, John, of St. Marys; stepson, Wayne Moore of Oxford, N.C.; stepdaughter, Deloris Cole and her husband, George, of Clark, Pa.; six grandchildren, Melissa Clark of Cambridge, Ohio, Kelly Clark and Charles Clark, both of Lowell, Ohio, David Elliott of Belmont, Dennis Elliott of St. Marys and Dawayne Elliott of Belmont; four step grandchildren, Jason Moore of Charlotte, N.C., Geoffrey Moore of Bahama, N.C., Christopher Cole of Oxford, N.C., and Brandie Cole of Clark, Pa.; 10 great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary E. Stanley of Vienna; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles W. Clark, and a brother, Goldie F. Dornon.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Bud Seaman officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader March 26, 2005

Dottie L. Moore

Dottier L. Efaw Moore, 62, of Sistersville died March 24, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.

She was born July 25, 1942, in St. Marys, then daughter of Dorsie M. Blouir Efaw of Sistersville and the late James B. "Buss" Efaw. She was a homemaker and a member of Oxford Street Church of Christ in Sistersville.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Tammy Sneed of. Jeffersonville, IN, and Angela Brock of Clarksville, IN; one brother, James B. Efaw Jr. of Sistersville; and four grandchildren, Brandy Sneed, Brent Sneed, Ian Brock and Sarah Brock.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Funeral services were Saturday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with Evangelist Jerry Toothman officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 30, 2002

Eugene E. Moore

Eugene E. Moore, 81, St. Marys, died Dec. 29, 2002, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 16, 1921, in Hebron, W.Va., a son of the late Jacob and Eliza Bell Moore. He was retired from American Cyanamid (Cytec Industries) after 20 years and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He is survived by one son, Roger Moore and his wife, Paula, of Parkersburg; one daughter-in-law, Patty Moore of St. Marys; four . grandchildren, Barbara . Moore, Roger Eugene Moore II, Richard P. Moore and Jeremy Lee Moore, all of St. Marys; seven great-grandchildren, Tabita Moore, Heather Moore, Lindsey Moore, Kaylyn Moore, Jesse Moore, Hannah Moore and Dani Moore; two sisters, Helen Colvin, and Virginia Boley, both of St. Marys; one brother, Jacob Moore . of Waverly; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces; great-nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Pethtel Moore; one son, Richard Moore; three sisters, Ethel Hine, Pearl Smith and Naomi Felter; and two. brothers, Herschel Moore and Raymond Moore.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev; Arthur Cox officiating. Burial will be in Cloverdale ,Cemetery, West Virginia 16, Pleasants County.. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle June 11, 1997

HILDA N. MOORE

Hilda N. Moore, 77, of Rt. 1, St. Marys, died June 5 at St. Joseph Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born Jan. 28, 1920 in Pleasants County to the late Hobert and Grace Matthews Pethtel. She was a member of St. Marys United Methodist Church and its Kindness Circle.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Eugene F. Moore; two sons, Roger Moore and Richard Moore, both of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Barbara Moore, Roger Eugene Moore II, Richard P. Moore and Jeremy Lee Moore, all of St. Marys; five great-grandchildren, Tabita Moore, Heather Moore, Lindsey Moore, Kaylyn Moore and Jesse Moore, all of St. Marys; four sisters, Nadine Bohner and Lorraine Guy, both of Scio, O., and Ina Sparks and Honnie Wince, both of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Faynell Pethtel, and one brother, Dale Pethtel.

Services were held Monday at Ruttencutter Funeral Home in St. Marys with the Rev. Darrel L. Gooden officiating. Burial was in Cloverdale Cemetery on Route 16.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 15, 2008

Jacob "Jake" S. Moore

Jacob "Jake" S. Moore, 85, of Oxford, N.C., formerly of St. Marys and Belmont, died Dec. 12, 2008, at his residence in Oxford.

He was born June 10, 1923, in St. Marys, W.Va., a son of the late Jacob L. and Eliza Belle Winland Moore. He was a veteran of World War II, a lifelong member of the Lions Club, a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church and a supporter of the St. Marys High School Marching Band.

He is survived by a daughter, Deloris Cole and her husband, George, of Clark, Pa.; a son, Wayne Moore and Kevin Gilliam of Oxford, N.C.; a stepson, Michael Clark and his wife, Judy, of Waterford, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Sharon Elliott and her husband, John, of St. Marys, W.Va.; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Colvin and Virginia Boley, both of St. Marys, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Twila Jean Moore; his second wife, Charlet Clark Moore; three brothers, Herschel Moore, Raymond Moore and Eugene Moore; and three sisters, Ethel Hinds, Pearl Smith and Naomi Felter.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., with Bob Long officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 4, 2006

Linda K. Moore

Linda Kay Moore, 54, of St. Marys and Wheeling, W.Va., passed away Dec. 2, 2006, at her Wheeling residence surrounded by family and friends after a valiant battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Linda was born July 6, 1952, in Parkersburg, the daughter of Thelma Moore of St. Marys and the late Carl Moore. She was a 1971 graduate of St. Marys High School and a member of the George Street Church of Christ. She worked at various plants before leaving PPG to work in real estate acquisition and property management in the Wheeling and St. Marys areas.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Nadine Moore; grandsons, Connor and Ethan Moore, and best friend, Dr. Debby Shondrick, all of Wheeling, W.Va.; brothers and sister, Ronald (Valerie) Moore of Huntington, W.Va., William (Cindy) Moore of New Martinsville, W.Va., and Leslie (Clyde) Little of Belmont, W.Va.; nieces, Meredith Taubes of Philadelphia, Pa., and Julie Miller of Savannah, Ga.; nephews, Daniel Moore of New Martinsville, W.Va., Shane Moore of Savannah, Ga., William Moore of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Eric Little of Belmont, Greg Moore of Huntington, W.Va., and Andrew Little of Belmont. She is also survived by her half sister, Carla Moore of Marietta and niece, Rachel Caltrider, and nephews, Steve Caltrider and John Everett; a half brother, Tom (Missy) Moore of St. Marys and nephew, Cody, and nieces, Samantha and Ashley; and her stepmother, Ruth Moore of St. Marys.

Linda was an exceptional mother and her every thought revolved around her family and the needs of others. Linda's greatest source of pride was her family and friends.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Mark A. Moore

Mark Allen Moore, 37, of Waverly died June 26, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born in Torrence, Calif., a son of William “Sonny” Green and Karen (Fraley) Green of Waverly.

Mark loved music, especially the oldies and vintage country music, but his passion in life came from basketball. He spent countless hours playing basketball behind the house and collecting NBA memorabilia. His two favorite teams were the Lakers and the Spurs which he adored dearly.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Bob Long officiating. Interment will follow at Willow Island Cemetery where his late brother, Eric, is buried. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 19, 2005

Rev. Robert B. Moore

The Rev. Robert B. Moore, 85, of Fairmont, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2005, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Home in Parkersburg.

Rev. Moore was born on June 3, 1920, at Wallace, W.Va., in Harrison County, a son of the late Delbert and Hazel Looman Moore.

Rev. Moore was a retired minister in the United Methodist Church of West Virginia, having served churches at Pruntytown Charge, Spruce Street United Methodist Church in Morgantown, St. Paul United Methodist Church and as associate pastor at the First United Methodist Church, both in Fairmont. In his early years, he had been an insurance agent and built and operated the Farmerette in Enterprise, W.Va., now known as Casey's Restaurant. He was a proud member of the National Campers and Hikers.

He graduated from Monongah High School in 1939. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Rev. Moore graduated from Wesley Theological Seminary in 1964.

He is survived by his son, Robert Moore of Maryville, Tenn.; two daughters, Nancy Richards of Norfolk, Va., and Diana Hank of Belmont; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Jane Lopick of Ohio; and a close friend, Sarah Crayton of Fairmont.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Martin Moore on Sept. 29, 1988; three sisters, Ruth Gergley, Peggy Davis and Billie Jean Moore; and a grandchild, Jerry Moore.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont, with the Rev. Roger Waybright of the Faith United Methodist Church in Fairmont officiating.

Interment will follow at Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from noon-4 and 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia Inc., P.O. Box 3811, Charleston, WV 25338, for the Rev. Robert and Blanche Moore Memorial Scholarship.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 8, 2004

Roger E. Moore II

Roger E. Moore II, 39, of Newport, Ohio, died Aug. 6, 2004, at the Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born May 15, 1965, in Parkersburg, a son of Roger E. Moore Sr. of Parkersburg and the late Linda Cornell Moore. He had attended Zoar Baptist Church and had worked at the former Colin Anderson Center, St. Marys.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Mindy Metheney Moore; five children, Tabi Moore of Morgantown, W.Va., Heather Moore, Lindsey Moore and Alley Moore, all of St. Marys, and Hannah Moore of Newport; one sister, Barbara Moore of St. Marys; stepmother, Paula Moore of Parkersburg; mother-in-law and stepfather-in-law, Timothy and Shelda Moore of Newport.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eugene and Hilda Moore and Sara and Bill Cornell; uncle, Richard L. Moore; and his father-in-law, Harry Ray Metheney.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 26, 2010

Moore, Roger E.

Roger E. Moore, 68, of Parkersburg, W.Va., died March 25, 2010, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.

He was born Feb. 9, 1942, in St. Marys, W.Va., a son of the late Eugene Edward and Hilda Naomi Pethtel Moore. He was a member of the Zoar Baptist Church in Pleasants County, W.Va., a 1961 graduate of St. Marys High School, where he was an outstanding athlete in football and baseball. He had been employed at Kardex and he enjoyed watching sports, his grandchildren and their activities, NASCAR, and was an avid WVU sports fan.

He is survived by his wife, Paula Buskirk Moore; a daughter, Barbara L. Moore; two stepdaughters, Jennifer (Phil) Logue and Julie (Mike) Scott; grandchildren, Tabi Moore, Heather Moore, Lindsey Moore, Alley Moore, Hannah Moore, John Logue, Jacob Logue, Alex Scott, and Abby Scott; sister-in-law, Patty Moore; two nephews, Richard and Jeremy Moore, and two great-nieces and two great-nephews; and his cats, Brutus and Roo.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Lou Moore, son, Roger Eugene Moore II, and a brother, Richard Lee Moore.

Services will be held Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastors Arthur Cox and Bernard Vandergrift officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday, and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Sarah Joan Moore

Sarah Joan Moore, 50, of Oil Ridge, Tyler County died June 15, 2001, at her residence as a result as a riding lawnmower accident.

She was born March 28, 1951, in Pleasants County, a daughter of James L. “Buddy” Sr. and Vera Davis Morrell of St. Marys. She was a 1969 graduate of St. Marys High School, had attended Cow Creek United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Persley Club. She loved cooking, crafts, camping, motorcycling, and was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed looking out for others.

She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Gerald Moore; one daughter, Jodi Lou Moore of Philadelphia; one son, Josh Kenneth Moore and his wife Lea with the U.S. Air Force in Okinawa, Japan; two sisters, Linda Mayfield of Norfolk, Va. and Cassie Gorrell of St. Marys; two brothers, James L. Morrell Jr. of Waverly and Mack Morrell of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Cindy Morrell and Netti Cunningham; and one brother, Kenneth Morrell.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Bud Corbin and the Rev. Hollie Thompson officiating. Burial in Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island. Visitation is from 2-9 p.m. Monday and from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Pleasants County Leader February 8, 1907

John T. Morehead

John T. Morehead, who formerly resided at Salama, this county, died Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Soldier’s Home at Dayton, O., aged 70 years.

The remains were brought back to the Willow Island cemetery on Monday, and laid to rest beside other relatives who had gone before.

He was a Union veteran, being member of Battery K, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, and a member of Hazen Post No. 66, G. A. R. of this city.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times July 1, 2004

Bernice Mae 'Bunnie' Morehouse

RENO - Bernice Mae "Bunnie" Morehouse, 66, of Southgate Trailer Park, Reno, died at 4:52 a.m. Wednesday (June 30, 2004) at her home.

She was born Dec. 19, 1937, in St. Marys, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles and Hattie Taylor Jordan. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School and had been a beautician. She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Auxiliary of Washington County Post 5108 Veterans of Foreign Wars.

On Dec. 31, 1956, she was married to Ronald Morehouse, who died in 1985.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald L. Morehouse Jr. and Vernon Morehouse, both of Marietta; three daughters, Sherri Hendrickson and her husband, David, of Newport, Tammi Booth and her husband, Larry, of Michigan, and Lori Lockhart of Marietta; eight grandchildren, Jacqueline Tucker and her husband, Andy, Holly Lockhart, David Hendrickson Jr., Andrew Hendrickson and his wife, Stacy, Kennes Hendrickson, Wesley Snider, Melanie Martin and Amanda Tidd; and several great-grandchildren, Caitlyn Lockhart, Julia Lockhart, Sarah Tucker, Jordan Hendrickson, Bryce Hendrickson, Keegan Martin and Heath Hutchinson. She is also survived by five brothers, Chuck Jordan and his wife, Ruth, of Toronto, Ohio, Elvis Jordan and his wife, Helen, and Phillip Jordan and his wife, Kathy, all of Irondale, and Clyde Jordan and his wife, Joanne, and James Jordan, all of Wellsburg, W.Va.; and six sisters, Virgie Yost of Follansbee, W.Va., Mary McHugh and her husband, Brian, of Bloomingdale, Ohio, Rosalie E. Bennett and her husband, Vernon, and Martha Armes and Phyllis Jordan, all of Wheeling, and Jo Ann Miller of Wellsburg, W.Va.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Clayton Charles Morehouse; one great-granddaughter, Abigail Tucker; and three brothers, William, Sonny and Ronald Jordan.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor James Rushing officiating. Interment will be in Newport Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon today until the hour of the services.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 14, 2004

Bertha H. Morgan

Bertha H. Morgan, 97, of Vienna died Sept. 13, 2004, in the Willows Center.

She was born at Sandyville, Jackson County, a daughter of the late Archie Lewis and Nancy Leeper Hannah.

Mrs. Morgan was previously employed at the former Parkersburg Silk Mill and Corning Glass. She had served as a cook at Vienna School for many years. She was a member of the Vienna Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Frances Blankenship of Vienna; four grandchildren, John Blankenship and wife, Sharon, of Stone Mountain, Ga., Bryan Blankenship Jr. and wife, Sherri, of Summerville, S.C., Jacqueline Walters and husband, Steve, of Parkersburg and Jim Blankenship and companion, Melanie Meeks, of Vienna; two step grandchildren, Dennie Ellis of Shallotte, N.C., and Jody Haddox of St. Marys; four great-grandchildren, Heather Blankenship of Rockport, Erin Gailbreath and husband, William, of Parkersburg, Stephanie Huffman of Devon, Pa., and Gavin Blankenship of Parkersburg; one step great-grandson, Clint Jones of Atlanta, Ga.; four great-great-grandchildren; and eight step great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lloyd Morgan, in 1967; six brothers, Robert, Raymond, Harlan "Pete", Charles, James and Urshal "Buck" Hannah; one sister, Ora Kay Bennett; and two nephews.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with the Rev. Nathan Williams officiating. Services will conclude with burial in the Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


PLEASANTS COUNTY LEADER Friday December 23, 1921

CHARLES W. MORGAN

Charles Wesley Morgan departed this life on Saturday December 17th aged 78yrs 8mos 29das. The deceased had been in failing health for the past two years. He was a native of this county being a son of Hugh and Rachel Morgan. He is the last son of a family of 9 sisters and 4 brothers; 2 sisters still survive.

Uncle Charlie enlisted in the Civil War in 1861, and served until the end. While at home on a furlough in the year 1863 he wedded Miss Samantha A. Clovis at Hebron this county. The results of this union was 6 boys and 4 girls, of whom 2 daughters and 4 sons survive. His first wife having died in 1902, he was again married in 1903 to Clara Raidon Davis of Jackson County and one daughter was born of this union.

The deceased was a member of the M. E. Church, having united with that church at Hebron in 1904. He was active in church work until failing health prevented him. He left this county in 1905 going to New Martinsville where he resided for a number of years, returning to this city about 5 years ago. He was a kindly, cheerful man, a good husband, dutiful father and a loyal friend. He will be missed by family and friends.

The funeral was held in the M. E. Church on Monday afternoon conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. C. Lanham assisted by Rev. Gregory Bleakley of Wheeling, under the auspice of Pleasants Post 79 of the legion who conducted the military part of the burial ceremonies. His remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellow Cemetery.

(Martha Kaufman.)


St. Marys Oracle December 22, 1921

MORGAN

Charles Wesley Morgan, aged 78 years, 8 months, and 28 days, died at his home in this city December 17 of hypostatic pneumonia, after a long illness. His remains were interred in the Odd Fellow Cemetery on Monday with military honors, Revs. Bleakley and Lanham of the M. E. Church conducting the services.

The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, having been among the youngest volunteers and was an honored member of the G. A. R. He was a good citizen, highly esteemed by all who knew him.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 27, 2008

Lloyd H. Morgan Jr.

Lloyd H. Morgan Jr., 77, of Vienna, died Feb. 26, 2008 at his residence.

He was born at Warwood, W.Va., a son of the late Lloyd and Blanche May Morgan.

Mr. Morgan retired in 1995 as president of the Gage Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., a wholesale distributor of industrial, plumbing and heating supplies and oil country goods.

He was a member of the Memorial Church of The Good Shepherd, Parkersburg Country Club, American Legion Post 15 and a former member of the Moose Club. He had served on the Board of Directors for Central Wholesalers Association, for many years. He had an avid passion for golf and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Anderson Morgan; one daughter, Connie J. (Mark) Richards of Vienna; one son, Mark Lloyd Morgan of Parkersburg; one sister, Dorothy Snedeker of Bellaire, Ohio; one brother, Clyde Johnson of Houston, Texas; one sister-in-law, Mickey Holmes of Vienna; four grandchildren, Ashley Morgan of Atlanta, Ga., Megan Rawlings (Justin) Sharry of Richmond, Va., Miranda Richards and Maddie Morgan, both of Vienna and one great-granddaughter, Alexis Morgan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Morgan.

Memorial Eucharist will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Memorial Church of The Good Shepherd, Parkersburg with the Rev. Arthur L. Bennett III officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Marys I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg and one hour prior to service Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Anderson-Morgan Advised Fund, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1762, Parkersburg, WV 26102 or to the Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd, 903 Charles St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle July 4, 2007

Patricia "Patty" Ann (Walton) Morgan

Patricia "Patty" Ann Walton-Morgan, 83, Venice, FL., died May 26, 2007.

She was born Mach 17, 1924 home in St. Mays, a daughter the late Olla B. McComas and Robert Walton and older sister to the late John R. Walton. While living in St. Marys they were members of Grace Episcopal Church and graduates of St. Marys High School. Olla, Patty and John participated in several Minstrel Shows and many community events. Patty graduated as a Red Cross Nurse's Aide and volunteered more than 100 hours a month. After her daytime duty at the Charity Hospital, she played the piano at USO and Army camps. Patty went on to marry Phillip O. Morgan of Friendly and had two children, the late J. P. Morgan and the late Arne Leigh Morgan. By of New, Orleans, the family moved to Venice, FL, in 1965, where Patty played the organ at Sierro's in Sarasota and became an LPN at Venice Hospital.

She is survived by her niece Kimberly A. Walton-Franzen of Orange, CA. and granddaughter Danyail M. Morgan-Richardson of Killeen, TX.

Burial was at Venice Memorial Gardens June 18 where she was laid to rest next to J. P. Morgan, Anne Leigh Morgan and John R. Walton.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 513 Nassau St., Venice, FL 34285 or to make a donation to raise funds for a headstone to include J. P., Anne and Patricia's names send to Kimberly Walton-Franzen at 122 N. Roth Lane, Orange, CA 92869.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - April 18, 1902

Eddie Moreland

Eddie Moreland, our beloved brother, born at Sulphor Springs, W. Va., August 27, 1883; died March 20, 1902, aged 18 years, 6 months, 21 days. He had been an invalid for 17 long years but he bore his suffering patiently until God called him to on high. He has gone to his father and mother who departed this life about six years ago. He leaves five brothers and five sisters and a host of relatives and friends who sooner or later will have to answer the same unwelcome summons.

We have laid his body to rest in Moreland cemetery until the Judgement Day.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle October 20, 1888

ELIAS MORELAND

A sad accident occurred in this vicinity las week. Elias Moreland, an aged gentleman of 84 years, living back of Willow Island station about 2 miles, on the 12th Inst., started to the post office to get some mail which he learned was there for him. He got over all right and got his mail which proved tp be his voucher for his pension. He started home in the rain and it being late and he being very feeble got lost on his way home and wandered in the woods till he could probably go no farther on the account of being so fatigued, and when found he was dead. He was lost Friday night and never was found until Saturday about noon. He was seen on his way home by several parties who wanted him to stop and stay over night, but he said he must go on home. He fell into Calf Creek and Jack Balter a colored gentleman being near saw him and ran quickly to his rescue or probably he would have drowned. It is a sad thing and hid bereaved friends have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 26, 2004

Oley R. Morgan Jr.

Oley R. "Sonny" Morgan Jr., 54, of Hilltop, W.Va., departed this life on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at Oak Hill, W.Va., after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Morgan was born on June 12, 1950, at Bristol near Salem in Harrison County, W.Va. He was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the Class of 1968 and was a former employee of the Fenton Art Glass Co. of Williamstown.

He is survived by his mother, Grace M. Henderson Morgan of Williamstown; a daughter, Jeana White of Belmont; a son, Jason Morgan of Williamstown; a brother, James Morgan of Williamstown; sisters, Phyllis Williams of Forest, Va., Gerry Gatrell of Pennsboro, Carolyn Bunner of Navarre, Ohio, and Shirley Gray and Linda Spicer, both of Williamstown; six grandchildren; and a companion, Glennys "Sissy" Wilson of Hilltop, W.Va.

Mr. Morgan was preceded in death by his father, Oley R. Morgan Sr.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with interment in the Highlawn Memorial Park at Oak Hill, W.Va. Friends may call from 4:30-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 31, 2010

RUTH MORGAN

Ruth Morgan, 80, of Belmont, W.Va., passed away March 30, 2010, at Care Haven of Pleasants in Belmont.

She was born Nov. 23, 1929, in Greene County, Pa., a daughter of the late Benjamin and Hazel Durah Henry. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Harry Morgan; two sons, Charles Morgan and his wife, Barbara, of Vienna, and Harry Gene Morgan and his wife, Jennifer, of Huntersville, N.C.; grandchildren, Laura and Allison Morgan of Vienna, and Daniel and Charlie Morgan of Huntersville, N.C.; three brothers; and three sisters.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by four brothers.

Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. 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 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today and from noon-1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle August 24, 2005

DANIEL C. MORGENSTERN

Daniel C. Morgenstern, 55, of Aurora, OH, died Aug. 20, 2005, at Akron City Hospital in Semper Care.

He was born Oct. 7, 1949, in Chicago, IL, to L. Donald and DeLoris M. (Haas) Morgenstern, and was raised in Dalzell, OH. Later, for 25 years, he lived in Randolph, OH, before moving to Aurora two years ago.

He was a member of Tallmadge Church of Christ and had worked with the Randolph Boy Scouts, Randolph Hot Stove, and the Ohio Girls Softball Organization. He was the owner of Dan's TV and Electronics in Brimfield and operated the Brimfield Post Office.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Shirley J. Martin Morgenstern, whom he married Dec. 21, 1968; son, Bryan and his wife, Jennifer, Morgenstern of Cortland, OH; daughter, Tanya and her husband, Paul, Wilhelm of Randolph; mother, DeLoris and stepfather, Carl, Berg of Whipple, OH; and sisters, Diane Morgenstern of Columbus, Doris Knox of Indianapolis, ID, and Darlene Morgenstern of New Matamoras.

He was preceded in death by his father, L. Donald Morgenstern.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna, OH with preacher Keith Storment officiating. Interment will be in' Hillside Cemetery at Randolph.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 23, 2008

Dale L. Morrell

Dale L. Morrell, 77, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Jan. 22, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg.

He was born April 10, 1930, in Schultz, Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Sherman and Goldie Mahaney Morrell. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War, had owned and operated his own concrete finishing business and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

He is survived by four children, Greg, Tim, Luella and Phillip; three brothers, Ray Morrell of Schultz, Don Morrell and Frank Kester, both of St. Marys; five sisters, Betty Astle of Akron, Ohio, Imogene Kester of St. Marys, Juanita Veon of Columbus, Ohio, Cassie Marshall and Reva Riser, both of Parkersburg; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly; a brother, James “Buddy” Morrell Sr.; a stepbrother, Carlton Kester; and twin infant brother and sister.

Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Thursday and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, where services will be 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor Jeff Mayfield officiating. Interment will follow in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va., with military graveside services.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 26, 2006

Vera Morrell

Vera Joan Davis Morrell, 77, of St. Marys, Limestone Community, died Nov. 25, 2006, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born June 27, 1929, in Parkersburg. She was a member of the Good Hope Baptist Church at Schultz, Pleasants County, W.Va., and was retired from the Pleasants County Schools. She loved gardening.

She is survived by three children, Linda J. Mayfield and her husband, Rick, of St. Marys, James L. Morrell Jr. and his wife, Diane, of Waverly and Mack Morrell and his wife, Carmen, of St. Marys; three sons-in-law, Tim Cunningham and Kale Gorrell of St. Marys and Gerald E. Moore of Sistersville; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James L. “Buddy” Morrell; four daughters, Cynthia Lou Morrell, Nettie Cunningham, Sara Joan Moore and Cassie R. Gorrell; one son, Kenneth R. Morrell; and a sister, Cora Lee Williamson.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - April 14, 1905

YOUNG MAN KILLED BY STREET CAR

Despondent because of the loss of his position and sick at heart through lack of money, and the opportunity to get at labor, B. F. Morris, of Boreland, W. Va., who was in Parkersburg a short time, walked on the street car tracks in Marietta Monday evening, utterly oblivious to everything. A street car approached, the gong rang a warning which he did not hear, the car struck him and ran over his body, and when his remains were recovered from under the car. he was in two pieces.

The accident occurred in the full view of half a dozen people. Morris had been employed in the oil fields, and yesterday is the first anyone in Marietta remembered having seen him. He had told several chance acquaintances that he had been in the city a few days. He said that he "was up against it hard" and that he could not get hold of any money. Parkersburg News.

(Gerald Bills)


The St. Marys Oracle - May 21, 1936

DANIEL HENRY MORRIS

Daniel Henry, son of the late Susan Hickman and William Morris, was born in Monroe county, Ohio, July 12, 1854 and departed this life May 7, 1936 at Bens Run, aged 81 years, 9 months and 25 days. At the age of 12 years his parents came to West Virginia where they resided the remainder of their lives mostly in Webster county.

The deceased was united in marriage with Nancy Ann Eddy, November 19, 1882. To this union were born seven children, namely, Bessie (deceased), Belle at home, Mrs. B. A. Locke of St. Marys, Ida Peryl at home, W. R. Morris of Huntington, Boyd Morris (deceased), and Eli D. Morris o9f Tampa, Texas. Besides his wife and children he is survived by ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren, also three sisters and four brothers.

He was a member of the United Brethren Church at Falls Mill, Tyler county.

Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. V. J. Lathey assisted by Rev. Russell Clark of Hastings, W. Va. Interment was made in the Long Reach Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - January 9, 1970

HAZEL A. MORRIS

Hazel A. Morris, 68, of 113 3rd St., St. Marys, died Saturday evening at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital. Born in Ritchie county, she was the daughter of the late James J. and Laura Keller Morris, and was a member of the St. Paul Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, William M. Morris, Largo, Fla.; one brother, James Morris, St. Marys; four sisters, Mrs Wilma Davis, Apopka, Fla., Mrs. Juanita Parks of Southern Pines, N. C.; Mrs. Edna Drinko and Mrs. Betty Farren, both of St. Marys; Two grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

One brother preceded her in death.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p. m. Wednesday at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home, St. Marys by the Rev. Robert Louth. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 5, 2007

Helen M. Morris

Helen Marie Morris of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away on June 2, 2007.

She was born in Jersey City, N.J., a daughter of the late John Stephen and Ellen McDermott McNamee. She was retired from Pleasants County Schools, she and her husband owned and operated the former Morris Restaurant in St. Marys for 30 years and she was a member of St. John's Catholic Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Nancy Baffic of St. Marys; one son, Michael Morris and his wife, Cyndy, of Charleston, S.C.; five grandchildren, Stephen Baffic and his wife, Joanne, of Atlanta, Ga., Robert Baffic and his wife, Cordy, of Philadelphia, Pa., Maggie Morris of San Marcos, Texas, Katie Morris, 1st Lt. U.S. Army in Honduras and Caleb Morris at USAFA in Colorado Springs, Colo.; and five great-granddaughters, Hepsi, Ish, Ali, Thalia and Haley Baffic.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Robert "Bob" Morris; six brothers; and two sisters.

The family would like to thank special friends, Marsha and George Scamihorn for their kindness and help, and all the St. Marys Community for their care and concern for Helen during her long illness, especially the St. Marys Police Department, St. Marys Fire Department, Pleasants County Emergency Services, the Celebration Center, the Senior Citizens Center and House Calls Home Health Hospice.

A private service will be held for the family at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Interment will follow, beside her husband, in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 31, 2004

James C. Morris

James C. Morris, 79, of Belmont died July 30, 2004, at Eagle Pointe, Parkersburg.

He was born Aug. 14, 1924, a son of the late Lever and Cora Barnes Morris. He was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from Clovis Motor Co. as service manager.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Opal Nichols Morris of Belmont; one son, Jerry Morris and his wife, Jenny, of St. Marys; one daughter, Linda Morris of Parkersburg; two grandchildren, Michelle Morris and her fiance, Josh Bennett, of St. Marys and Tiffany Taylor and her husband, Chad, of Belmont; two stepgrandchildren, Dendalee Baxter and her husband, Paul, of St. Marys and Lynn Jones and her fiance, Darryl Davis, of Parkersburg; two great-grandchildren, Kayln Taylor and Ethan Bennett; and one sister, Louise Cope of Orangeburg, S.C.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lever Morris Jr. and O'Dell Morris.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Dan Deem and Rev. Jim Massey officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Military graveside rites will be by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222 and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours will be 4-9 p.m. today and 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, W.Va. Chapter, Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Office, 508 Columbia Ave., Williamstown, WV 26187.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 30, 2007

Linda M. Morris

Linda Marie Morris, 57, of Parkersburg went to be with her maker March 29, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Oct. 11, 1949, in Walderboro, S.C., a daughter of Opal Nichols Morris of Belmont, W.Va., and the late James C. Morris.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a brother, Jerry Morris and his wife, Jennifer, of St. Marys; two nieces, Michelle Bennett and her husband, Josh, of St. Marys and Tiffany Taylor and her husband, Chad, of Belmont; two great-nieces, Aliyah Bennett of St. Marys and Kalyn Taylor of Belmont; and a great-nephew, Ethan Bennett of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Karol Bennett officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Saturday and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 10, 2007

Mabel L. Morris

Mabel L. Yost Morris, loving wife and mother, journeyed to her heavenly home to receive her trophy March 9, 2007.

She loved and served her Lord, her husband, her family and her many friends faithfully for 94 years. She was born Jan. 9, 1913, in Roane County to John Lemuel and Chessie Woodsie Matics Yost. Mabel was married on Sept. 12, 1931 to the Rev. Baber L. Morris with whom she served many American Baptist Churches in West Virginia. These churches included Pine Grove in Parkersburg; Briscoe Run Baptist Church, Parkersburg; Good Hope, Willow Island and Belmont Baptist Parish, all in Pleasants County; Middlebourne Baptist in Tyler County; St. Paul’s Baptist in Fairview; Petersburg West Virginia Parish; Petersburg First Baptist Church; was assistant pastor at First Baptist Church, Parkersburg; and served a second time at Belmont Baptist Church. Mabel was also deeply involved in scouting over the years.

She is survived by sons, Bud L. (Dawn Rita) of Tucson, Ariz., and Michael L. (Katie) Morris of Marietta; daughters, Arleta (Don) Dennis of Okay, Okla., Mollie (Mike) Haught of Little Hocking, Carole (Ed) Toothman of Parkersburg and Darlene Henry of Hinesville, Ga.; 16 grandchildren, Mark Morris, Danny Morris, Michael Paul (April) Morris, Elizabeth Paige, Jon De Vol, Jennifer De Vol, Scott (Lorena) Dennis, Eric (Lee Ann) Dennis, Steve (Debbie) Dennis, Michael (Kathy) Haught, Brian (Kerrie) Haught, EbenHaught, Tim (Tina) Toothman, Tanya Toothman, Todd (Kelly) Toothman and Luke (Anchari) Henry; 31 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was mother to many who needed love, encouragement and a temporary home, including Mamie Mae Piggott, Dick Thompson and Ronnie Mallory. She was a mother of inestimable value. Her family cherished her in life and celebrate her transition.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Baber Morris; sisters, Blanche Hardman and Icie Matics; infant daughter, Judith Star; grandson, Job Henry; and three infant grandsons.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Mark Eaton officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today and 1-4 and 6-8 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Porterfield Baptist Church, 39 Hollywood Drive, Little Hocking, OH 45742.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 16, 2008

Marcina Flowers Morris

Marcina Flowers Morris, 45, of Parkersburg, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2008 after a long illness.

She was born in Parkersburg on Sept. 15, 1962, the youngest daughter of the late Carlton and Carrie Flowers.

Marcina is survived by her loving husband Rob, who cared for her until the end; two wonderful twin daughters Jackie and Jessie, who were her best friends and the light of her life; sisters, Gloria (Nelson) Cunningham of St. Marys and Cathy (Michael) Hale of Parkersburg ; brother, Junior (Rachel) Flowers of Parkersburg; and many friends and relatives.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Reverend Karin Maxson officiating. Burial in Willow Island Cemetery. Visitation is 11 a.m. until time of service Thursday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 17, 2010

Opal Marie Morris

Opal Marie Morris, 83, of Belmont, W.Va., passed away May 15, 2010, at CareHaven of Pleasants in Belmont.

She was born, Jan. 17, 1927, in Ritchie County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Robert Henry and Lona Mable Cunningham Nichols. She was a member of Belmont United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Jerry Morris and his wife, Jennifer, of St. Marys; two granddaughters, Tiffany Taylor and her husband, Chad, of Belmont, W.Va., and Michelle Bennett and her husband, Josh, of St. Marys; and three great-grandchildren, Kalyn Taylor, Ethen Bennett and Aliyah Bennett.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Morris; one daughter, Linda Morris; five sisters, Mabel Linder, Bernice Copenhaver, Sylvia Bradley, Phyllis DeVaughn and Virginia Moneypenny; and four brothers, Archie, Bernard, Wilbert and Clifford Nichols.

Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Shauna Hyde officiating. Interment will be in Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. and from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 24, 2008

Virginia E. Morris

Virginia E. “Betty” Morris, 87, of St. Marys, died May 22, 2008, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 5, 1921, in Ceredo-Kenova, W.Va., a daughter of the late William V. and Virginia Erie Smith Cable. She was retired from the U. S. Postal Service. Betty had been Postmistress of the Bens Run Post Office. She was a member of the Arvilla Womans Home Club, the St. Marys Woman’s Club, the Pt. Lookout United Methodist Church, and the Sistersville Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her children, Yvonne Little of Pomona Park, Fla., Roger W. Ward of Titusville, Fla., and Thomas E. Urban of Sistersville; six grandchildren; three great-grandsons; one brother, James Cable of Charleston; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Everett W. Morris; a daughter, Phyllis Jean O’Hara; one son, Daniel Urban; six brothers; one sister; and an infant sister.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Mark Mayfield officiating. Interment will be in the Paden Memorial Gardens, Paden City. Friends may call from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times July 27, 2007

Virginia Mae Morris

NEWPORT — Virginia Mae Morris, 67, of Newport died at 1:05 a.m. Thursday (July 26, 2007) in Carehaven of Pleasants at Belmont, W.Va.

She was born July 3, 1940, in Marietta, the daughter of Clark and Margaret Shook Busch. She was a homemaker and a Catholic by faith.

On Dec. 1, 1955, she married Wilfred Leo Morris, who preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 2002.

She is survived by two sons, Ronald Morris (Joyce) of Rinard Mills, Ohio, and Mike Morris (Joann) of Newport, Ohio; eight daughters, Donna Wickline (Russell) of Reno, Ohio, Cynthia Russell of Wellsville, Ohio, Bonnie Hizer (Jeff) of Sistersville, W.Va., Sharon Treadway of Cincinnati, Ohio, Betty Higgins (John) of Reno, Ohio, Patty Morris of Newport, Ohio, Karen Harman (Darren) of St. Marys, W.Va., and Nancy Morris of Lewisville, Ohio; 29 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Binegar (Raymond) of Graysville, Ohio; and one brother, Earl Busch (Joan) of New Matamoras, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred; one son, Stephen Paul Morris; and two brothers, James and Clark Busch.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday (July 28, 2007) at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras, Ohio, with Father David Gaydosik officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in New Matamoras, Ohio.

Friends may call at Hadley Funeral Home in New Matamoras from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 20, 2009

Ethel Alma Christy Morrison

Ethel Alma Christy Morrison, 89, of Second Street, Marietta, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009. Jesus called Ethel home after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Watertown to Henry E. and Mary C. Thoma Christy. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School. Ethel was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Catholic Women's Club. Before she became ill, she worked tirelessly to provide a nurturing environment for her family.

Ethel and Charlie raised three children, Shirley, Patricia and Bob. In addition, she also raised Jason, her oldest grandson, who remained at her home for 30 years until she was unable to care for him.

Ethel was, and continues to be, a role model for her family. Sweet wife and mother, you will be sorely missed by daughter, Patricia "Patty" Sayres of Marietta, son, Charles R. "Bob" Morrison and wife, Helen, of Marietta; grandchildren, Stacey Crock Eddy and husband, Scott, of Marietta, Jason Sayres of Wellington, Eric Morrison of Philo, Christina "Chrisy" Morrison of Waterford and Matthew "Matt" Morrison of Marietta; great-grandson, Ethan Eddy and son-in-law, Cletus Crock of Marietta.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Melville Morrison, on Feb. 28, 1997, they had been married on Feb. 20, 1941; also by her daughter, Shirley M. Morrison Crock on Oct. 31, 1989.

Funeral Liturgy, with Mass, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Msgr. John Michael Campbell as celebrant. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. There will be a Vigil Service at 3 p.m. today. Donations may be made to the St. Mary's School Foundation, 506 Fourth St., Marietta, OH 45750. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.cawleyandpeoples.com

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 18, 2007

Sharon M. Morrison

Sharon M. Morrison, 64, of Pullman, W.Va., departed this life on Friday, March 16, 2007, at Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Morrison was born on Dec. 24, 1942, at San Pedro, Calif., a daughter of the late Charles and Aretta Wilson Frederick. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School with the Class of 1960 and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church in Pleasants County, W.Va.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Melvin M. Morrison; sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Iline Morrison of Iron Station, N.C., Perry and Tammra Morrison of Spring Hope, N.C., Scott and Stephanie Morrison of Nashville, N.C., and Todd and Patti Morrison of St. Marys; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Dale Conway of New Bern, N.C., and Melody and Kevin Landers of Fayetteville, N.C.; brother, Charles Frederick of Vincent, Ohio; sisters, Leona Frederick of Bend, Ore., and Karen Wilson of Torrington, Wyo.; and 20 grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Morrison was preceded in death by sisters, Lorraine Digiacomo and Louise McKinley, and a granddaughter, Courtney Morrison.

Graveside services and interment will be noon Monday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Pleasants County, W.Va., with the Rev. Tim Nichols and James Taylor officiating. Memorials in the name of Sharon Morrison are preferred to your local chapters of Hospice or the American Cancer Society. The Raiguel Funeral Home of Harrisville is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 9, 2008

Gracie K. Morriston

Gracie K. Fortney Morriston, 85, of Franklin, Ind., died July 6, 2008, in Franklin.

She was born June 28, 1923, in Parkersburg. She was a homemaker. She was married to Fred Morriston, who passed away in May 2008.

She is survived by son, Ben (Judy) Morriston of Greenwood, Ind.; daughter-in-law, Shirley Morriston of Millersburg, Ohio; and two sisters, Louise Perkins of St. Marys, W.Va., and Geraldine Hart of Butler, Ohio.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Bessie Goodnight Fortney; son, Larry Morriston; and six brothers and sisters.

Calling hours are from 4-8 p.m. today in the Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland, IN 46184, (317) 535-6880.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Gleaners Food Bank, 1102 E. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 22, 2005

Adaline M. Morsman

Adaline Marie (Hudkins) Morsman, 90, of Edwardsville, Ill., died at 1:10 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2005, at Maryville Manor in Maryville, Ill.

She was born Oct. 11, 1914, in Belmont, W.Va. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 31 and the Amity Rebekah Lodge Chapter 83.

She is survived by her daughters, Martha (William) Feeney of Edwardsville and Anita Morsman of Baghdad; sons, John Morsman of Florida and Paul Morsman of Tennessee; a brother, John William Hammett of Williamstown; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hendrik Jan Morsman; her father, Athol Monroe Hudkins; and her mother, Martha Caroline Hammett.

Upon the family's request, she will be cremated and private burial will be at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 6, 2005

Adaline H. Morsman

Adaline Hudkins Morsman, 90, of Edwardsville, Ill., formerly of Belmont, died June 20, 2005.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Marys IOOF Cemetery.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 24, 2008

Wilma A. Morton

Wilma A. Morton, 85, of Harrisville, departed this life Oct. 23, 2008, at Care Haven of Pleasants, Belmont, W.Va.

She was born Sept. 5, 1923, near Harrisville, the daughter of the late Sylvan C. and Iva Mae Reed Morton. Wilma graduated from Harrisville High School. She was a homemaker and a member of Spruce Grove United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Leland L. and Sue Morton of Harrisville; nieces, Rebecca (Barry) Ratliff and Carol (Scott) Cunningham, all of Harrisville; and great-nephew, Garrett Cunningham.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis Morton; and great-nephew, Brandon Ratliff.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. Burial will follow in the Oil Ridge Cemetery near Harrisville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 11, 2005

Arthur L. Mosely Jr.

Arthur Lee Mosely Jr., 84, of St. Marys died Dec. 9, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 13, 1921, in San Francisco, Calif., a son of the late Arthur Lee Sr. and Ruth Betsy Paulson Mosely. He was a 1938 graduate of Balboa High School. He worked both with the shipyard and Bethlehem Steel Co. in San Francisco before joining the service. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps. The Army Air Corps cadet training was at Marietta College and it was during this training that he met his wife, Maxine. He was in the service for three years. He returned to San Francisco and lived there for 13 years, where he worked as an electrician for Enterprise Electric and other electric companies. He and his family moved back to the Mid-Ohio Valley in the 1950's. He was retired from Union Carbide after 33 years, he served on St. Marys City Council for two terms and he was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church and a Sunday School teacher. He was a past master and member of the St. Marys Lodge 41 A.F. & A.M., a past PTA president and a former scoutmaster for Troop 28 of St. Marys. He loved his family and his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maxine E. Warman Mosely; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Terry Wilson of St. Marys, Marlene and David Farmer of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Leslie and Neal Arnett of St. Marys; grandchildren, Alyson Ashley and her husband, Dale, of Gloucester, Va., Natalie Ferrell and her husband, Russell, of Vienna, Tricia Miller and her husband, Roger, of St. Marys, Lindsay Morris and her husband, Joe, of Wichita Falls, Texas, and John Farmer of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 13 great-grandchildren; and a niece, Twyla Bahnson of Petaluma, Calif.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Lee Mosely; and one sister, Emily Montez Rowley.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Marys United Methodist Church Chapel, St. Marys, with the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the church chapel.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 11, 2008

Maxine E. Mosely

Maxine Elizabeth Warman Mosely, 84, of St. Marys, died March 9, 2008, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

Maxine was born Aug. 22, 1923 in Marietta, a daughter of the late Edmund and Elizabeth Britton Warman. She was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church and a 1942 graduate of Marietta High School. She had worked various places including the U. S. Air Force in Dayton, Union Pacific Railroad, Hales Department Store in San Francisco, the Justice of the Peace in Pleasants County, for the Pleasants County Sheriff Department and was head clerk for the former Harts Department Store. Her hobbies included crocheting, cooking, shopping and being with her family.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Terry Wilson of St. Marys, Marlene and David Farmer of Fort Lauderdale and Leslie and Neal Arnett of St. Marys; grandchildren, Alyson Ashley and her husband, Dale and Natalie Ferrell and her husband, Russell all of Vienna, Patricia Miller and her husband, Roger and Lindsay Morris and her husband, Joe all of St. Marys and John Farmer of Lewisville, N.C.; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Laughlin of Dover, Ohio and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. Mosely Jr.; one daughter, Barbara Lee Mosely; one sister, Bernie Collins and four brothers, Fritz Britton, Martin Britton, Charles Warman Jr. and Donald Warman.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the St. Marys United Methodist Church Chapel, St. Marys with Pastor Pam Shuman officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions maybe made to the Neighborhood Network, 411 Second Street, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 14, 2008

Charles Robert Moss

Charles Robert Moss, 44, of Ravenswood, passed away Oct. 12, 2008, as the result of an accidental fall at his farm in Pleasants County.

He was born Dec. 12, 1963, a son of Floyd H. Moss and Mary J. Moore Moss. Charles was a graduate of Ripley High School and attended Glenville State College. He obtained a masters degree from Marshall University in Huntington. He was a member of the T.K.E. Fraternity. Charles was also a member of the Ripley Lodge 16, AF & AM., and a member of Greenhills Country Club. He was an Oil and Gas Release Agent. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Whitney Moss of Ravenswood; a son, Thomas A. Moss at home; a daughter, Emily A. Moss at home; his parents; a brother, Ron and Luella Moss of San Diego, Calif.; grandparents, Edward and Tressie Louise Tweel of Huntington, W.Va.; and three nephews, Matthew, Jackson and Adam.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. John Gunther officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Wallback, W.Va., with Masonic graveside services. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - January 30, 1903

Dies Here

Mrs. Cora M. Moss, wife of Rev. R. H. Moss, pastor Lubeck circuit M. E. Church South, died here at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Cain, Sunday morning.

She was in her 27th year and leaves a husband and two small children to mourn their loss.

A short funeral service was held over the remains Monday morning, after which they were taken to Kenna, Jackson county for burial.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 3, 2005

Charles Mossor

Charles "Chuck" Mossor, 74, of Harrisville departed this earthly life on Jan. 1, 2005, at Marietta.

Mr. Mossor was born July 8, 1930, at Hebron, W.Va., a son of the late John and Rosie Bennett Mossor.

Mr. Mossor was retired from the Carpenters Local Union, Parkersburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and attended the King Knob United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Moose Lodge 944 of Harrisville. Chuck was a friend to all who knew him. He was known as a person who assisted those in need, at every opportunity. Chuck had many hobbies. He enjoyed his woodworking shop, his fruit orchard, hunting and fishing. Chuck loved NASCAR racing and, in the past, had co-owned a dirt track race car. His team made appearances at Pennsboro Speedway.

Chuck is survived by two daughters, J. Dianna Haynes of Harrisville and Shirley Williams of West Union; two sons, Charles Cary Mossor of Ravenswood and Jeff Mossor of Harrisville; two brothers, John Mossor Jr. of Pennsboro and Carlton Mossor of Chester, W.Va.; two sisters, Helen Enochs of Newell, W.Va., and Dollie Givens of New Cumberland, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, Allan Mossor, Nathan W. Mossor, Amanda Mossor, Charles Mossor, Kristi Haynes, Nathan D. Haynes, Duane Williams, William L. Williams and Chrystal Williams; three great-grandchildren, Cameron Blake Taylor, Duane Allen Williams Jr. and David Lee Williams; several special nieces and nephews; and a long-time friend, Bernard Lamp.

In addition to his parents, Charles Mossor was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jacqueline Mossor; six brothers, Adrain Mossor, Paul Mossor, LeRoy Mossor, Harley Mossor, Arch Mossor and Loy Mossor; and four sisters, Mary Cornell, Dellie Hart, Nellie Mossor and Stella Simonton.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Robert Perine officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at the King Knob Cemetery near Harrisville. Graveside rites will be conducted by the Harris-Ritchie VFW Post 3554. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 24, 2006

Delbert L. Mossor

Delbert “Bob” Mossor, 74, of Harrisville passed away Sunday, July 23, 2006, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 6, 1931, on Sand Gap, Pennsboro, W.Va., the son of the late Delbert Owen and Elsie Mae Jones Mossor.

Mr. Mossor was a retired truck driver, having last worked for Hammett Trucking, Belmont. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Army, and was a member of the Ritchie County Senior Citizens. Bob had been recognized as West Virginia Volunteer of the Year in 2003.

Mr. Mossor is survived by two daughters, Catherine Mossor of Harrisville and Robin and husband, Bob Layfield, of Cutler, Ohio; two sons, Clay Mossor of Harrisville and Delbert “Bobby” Mossor of Ellenboro; one sister, Mary Thomas of Moundsville, W.Va.; two brothers, Pete Mossor of West Union and Joe Mossor of Tallahassee, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Shawn Jett and wife, Tracie, Jenny Owens, A.J. Mossor, Bobbie Jo Mossor and Missy Mossor.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Mossor was preceded in death by his wife, Rosella Satterfield Mossor, and one brother, Donald Mossor.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with burial to follow in the Valley Cemetery, Reno. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. on the day of the service.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 25, 2005

Durval E. Mossor

Durval E. "Dub" Mossor, 71, of Hebron, W.Va., died July 23, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born Dec. 23, 1933, at Hebron, a son of the late Albert and Daisy Lamp Mossor. He was a union carpenter, starting out with Carpenter's Local 2023 of St. Marys, then with Local 518 in Sistersville, W.Va., and retiring with Local 899 of Parkersburg. He had attended Maple Lane Freewill Baptist Church, Hebron, and had been a trustee for the Pine Grove Church Cemetery, Hebron. He was a graduate of St. Marys High School and he loved to fish, hunt, go to the races at Tyler County Speedway and hunt ginseng.

He is survived by four daughters, Vickie Gorrell and her husband, Richard, of Sugar Creek, Pleasants County, W.Va., Judy Childers and her husband, Jeff, of Hebron, Lisa Wilson and her husband, Donnie, of Rock Run, Pleasants County, and Amy Kelley and her husband, David, of Belmont, W.Va.; two sons, Michael Mossor and his wife, Tammy, of Meadville, W.Va., and Sean Mossor of Sugar Creek, Pleasants County; nine grandchildren, Tyrell and Brett Childers, Allana Gorrell, Jeremy Wilson and his wife, Ashley, Tyler Wilson, James, Austin and Haley Kelley and Mitchell Mossor; two sisters, Goldie Wilson of Batavia, Ohio, and Norma Fronsoe of Amelia, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne Mossor; one brother, Russell L. Mossor; and a special nephew, James Mossor.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Roy Lee Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hebron. Calling hours are from 6-9 p.m. today and noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader April 30, 1920

ISAAC HARVEY MOTT

Isaac Harvey Mott was born in Antioch, Monroe County, Ohio June 13, 1844, and departed this life at the home of his son, A. L. Mott, at Pine Grove, W. Va., April 17, 1920, aged 75 years, 10 months and 4 days.

He emigrated from the state of his birth to Clinton county, Illinois at the age of 18 years. He was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church at McKendry chapel, Clinton county, Ill., in February, 1864, at the age of 20 years. He was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Rebecca Cole, the daughter of a Methodist Episcopal minister, on January 27, 1870 and to this union was born five children as follows: Gilford Wetzel, Americus Littleton, Nina Lueretia, Ernest Anthony and Isum Harvey. Those of this number living are Americus Littleton and Isum Harvey.

Mrs. Nancy Rebecca Mott, his wife, departed this life in Clinton county, Ill., October 23, 1879, and soon after Mr. Mott removed to Pleasants county, W. Va. On July 9th, 1881, he was united in marriage to his second companion, Miss Mary Jane Harman, of Washington county, O., and after a period of nearly 30 years her departure came, April 24, 1911, at Bens Run, W. Va.

He joined the church of the United Brethern in Christ at Point Lookout, Pleasants county, W. Va,, in the year of 1891, and was yet an active member at his demise. He was laid to rest, April 19, 1920, at Point Lookout, services being conducted by his pastor, Rev. G. A. Duke.-Review.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times November 17, 2007

Delbert E. Mount

BEAVERTOWN — Delbert Eugene Mount, 62, of Beavertown, died Thursday (Nov. 15, 2007).

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Parr Hill Community Church, Beavertown, Ohio. Calling hours will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., is assisting the family.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Delbert Eugene Mount, 62, of Beavertown, OH, died, November 15, 2007, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born, May 18, 1945, in Beavertown, a son of the late Oscar Eugene and Daisy Eunice Thompson Mount. He was a member of the Parr Hill Community Church, a graduate of New Matamoras High School, and a veteran of the U. S. Army. He is survived by his brother, Charles Mount and his wife, Sandra, of Marietta, OH, one sister Charlotte Beatty of Beavertown, OH, and three nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gary D. Mount and a nephew, Gary Lee Mount. Services will be held Sunday, November 18, 2007, at 2:30 P. M. at the Parr Hill Community Church, Beavertown, OH with Pastor David Beaver officiating. Interment will be in the Parr Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 1 to 2:30 P. M. Sunday at the church. Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV is assisting the family.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - October 23, 1901

Ella Virginia Mowry

Ella Virginia Mowry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Mowry, after seventeen days of intense suffering of pneumonia, died about 3 o'clock Wednesday morning, aged 1 year 6 months and 9 days. There will be a short funeral service at the house this afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Re. Helmick, after which the burial service will be held at the St. Marys Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 28, 2006

Charles J. Murphy

Charles J. Murphy, 77, of Newport, Ohio, died Aug. 27, 2006, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 17, 1928, in Newport, Ohio, a son of the late George William and Mary Lois Hoyt Murphy. He was a member of the Newport Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and had been Sunday school superintendent for many years. He was a retired electrician from Union Carbide with 36.5 years; he had been a member of the Newport Volunteer Fire Department; he had coached little league; and after he retired was a motor carrier for the Marietta Times, which he loved. He served with the United States Marines Corps from 1949 to 1951. His hobbies included crossword puzzles, bowling, his favorite bowler was Earl Anthony, and slow pitch softball.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Annetta Newell Murphy; four children, Charles W. Murphy and his wife, Misty, Allen D. Murphy, all of Newport, Ohio, Leta Hildreth and her husband, Roger, of Cottageville, W.Va., and Joyce Douglas and her husband, Mike, of Newport, Ohio; six granddaughters, Rachel Linton, Jennifer Murphy, Amy Barnhouse, Jessica Murphy, Manda Douglas and Michaela Douglas; three great-grandchildren, Aliesha Murphy, Jacob Linton and Alex Linton; two brothers, Clark Murphy and Buck Murphy and his wife, Judy, all of Newport; his mother-in-law, Virginia Wagner of Newport; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Newport Baptist Church, Newport, with Pastors Chuck Ferrell and Charles Warger officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport. Calling hours will be from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 21, 2005

Everett L. Murphy

Everett L. Murphy, 51, of Shirley, W.Va., departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at his residence.

He was born June 13, 1954, in Clarksburg, a son of the late Everett G. and Mildred Louise Jordan Murphy. He was a retired truck driver, a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Christian Full Gospel Church, Puerto Rica, W.Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Daniel Murphy; a daughter, Teresa Ann Murphy; and five brothers, Samuel G. Murphy, John Nathan Murphy, Robert Glen Murphy, James A. Cotrill and Richard Paul Cotrill.

He is survived by his wife, Florence Owens Murphy; a son, James Everett Murphy of Middlebourne; two daughters, Lisa Dawn Murphy of Salem, W.Va., and Christina M. Murphy of Shirley; three brothers, Rickie Lee Murphy of New Martinsville, Jeffrey L. Murphy of Petroleum and Robert Lee Cotrill of St. Marys; four sisters, Vickie Casey of Parkersburg, Marjorie Kovach of Clarksburg, Barbara Murphy of Parkersburg and Patricia Ann Kamar of Milwaukee; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Furbee Funeral Home, Alma, W.Va., with Rickie Murphy officiating. Interment will be in the Murphy Family Cemetery, Shirley. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - May 22, 1908

"Died of Heart Failure"

"John Murphy, the oldest resident of Murphy, in Newport township Ohio, dropped dead in his buggy Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Murphy and his son was returning home from Newport when the team became frightened, upon which Mr. Murphy fell dead in the seat.

He was a prominent citizen and was held in high esteem by his neighbors."

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 10, 2006

Linda L. Murphy

Linda L. Murphy, 44, of Newport, Ohio, died March 7, 2006, as the result of an auto accident on Route 16 near St. Marys.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. today and 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. (As posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Linda L. Murphy, 44, of Newport, OH, died, March 7, 2006, as the result of an auto accident on Rt. 16 near St. Marys, WV. She was born, September 21, 1861, at Alliance, OH, a daughter of Nadine Haessly Wendt Thomas of Mitchell, IN, and the late Louis A. Wendt. She had worked as an appraiser for the Barry Ankney Appraisals and worked most recently with Magnum Magnetic in Devola. She loved her daughters and granddaughter. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Murphy and her fiancé, Shane Mosser, and Jessica Murphy, special granddaughter, Aliesha Murphy, sisters, Mary Wilcoxon of Mitchell, IN, and Vicki Akin and her husband, Tom of Orleans, IN, Brother, Arnold Wendt and his wife, Nancy of Bedford, IN., and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mariyln Wendt and Ruby Wendt, one brother, Paul Wendt, and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Haessly and Mr. and Mrs. Reimhardt Wendt, and Jessica’s fiancé, Michael Shane Bills, who died with Mrs. Murphy in the same auto accident. Services will be held Saturday, March 11, 2006, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Calvin “Chuck” Ferrell officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, OH. Calling hours from 2 to 9 P. M. Friday and from 1 to 2 P. M. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader April 2, 2005

Robert Charles Murray

Robert Charles Murray, 85, formerly of Chippewa Drive, and more recently of Glenwood in Marietta, died Tuesday (March 29, 2005) at Harmar Place.

He was born June 25, 1919 in Marietta to A. Leight and Florence Zwiesler Murray.

He was a 1937 graduate of St. Mary High School and a 1941 graduate of Ohio State University, where he majored in landscape architecture. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II, serving with the Engineering Corps from May 25, 1942, to Nov. 22, 1945. Following his discharge from the Army and upon the death of his brother, Donald Clement Murray, Bob returned to Marietta and joined his family in the operation of The Airolite Company. Following his retirement, in 1985, he was able to pursue his love of landscape architecture and enjoyed working in this field for many years. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Marietta Country Club where he had been a three time club champion, and had been general chairman for United Appeal in 1966.

He is survived by three sons, Donald Murray (Debbie) of Marietta, James Murray of San Diego, Calif., and Alan Murray (Jeanette) of Williamstown; two daughters, Elizabeth Ann "Beth" Middleton (David) of Cincinnati and Elaine Broderick (Rich) of Columbus; a brother, Norman J. Murray (Betsy) of Marietta; a sister, Virginia Amrine of Marietta; grandchildren, Donald Murray Jr. (Amy), Erin Toohey (Eric), Brandon and Cory Middleton, Colin and Connor Broderick, and Tanner, Matthew and Adam Murray; and great-grandchildren, Grace and Jacob Murray.

In addition to his brother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jane Poeppelmeier Murray on Nov. 13, 1998; they had been married on Jan. 25, 1947.

Funeral Liturgy, with Mass, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (April 2) at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. John Michael Campbell as celebrant. The family will greet friends from 9 until 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the social hall of the church. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, in care of St. Mary Church or to the Marietta Community Foundation, PO Box 77, Marietta.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 3, 2004

Wavolene Murray

Wavolene "Gert" Murray, 77, of St. Marys died Aug. 2, 2004, at the Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Marietta.

She was born Feb. 12, 1927, in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Clarence Joy and Leila Jameson. She was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church. She was associated with the West Virginia Bass Tournament; was a member of WHO's (Women Helping Others); was a volunteer with the Red Cross Blood Mobile; and she retired from the former Colin Anderson Center.

She is survived by her children, Alan Murray of West Bend, Wis., Alesia Snider and her husband, Danny, of Parkersburg and Libby Eanes and her husband, Bill, of Beckley, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Patrick and Jeff Snider and Lucas and Rachel Eanes; one brother, Herman Joy and his wife, Ann, of North Royalton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George O. Murray and two brothers, Henry Joy and Clarence Joy Jr.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Jim Kelley officiating. A burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle May 17, 2006

Betty Myer

Betty A. Myer, 91, of Elk Grove Village, IL, died, March 31, 2006, at Manor Care Health Center of Elk Grove Village.

She was born, May 21, 1914, in Bridgeville, PA, a daughter of the late Alex and Mary Dewie Abraham.

She is survived by two daughters, Connie Gallo of Hoffman Estates, IL, and Lennie Martin of Austin TX; one son, Ted King of Phoenix, AZ; several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph "Buck" Myer and six brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be held; Saturday, May 20, at 4 p.m. a Willow island Cemetery with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. There will be no calling hours and the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, is in charge of local arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 3, 2004

Ruth L. Myers

Ruth L. Myers, 77, of Unity Place, Parkersburg passed away Dec. 2, 2004, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born Jan. 22, 1927, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Noah E. and Delia Deeter Yost. Ruth had been employed by Talbott Tebay, enjoyed reading, needle point and sewing and was a homemaker.

She is survived by seven children, William E. Yost and Emma Mowery of Belleville, Floyd L. Yost and Eddie Wherry and his wife, Rhonda, of Mineral Wells, Linda Kyer, Robert P. Wherry and Glenda K. Lambert of Parkersburg; four stepchildren, David Myers of Ohio, Nancy Cowan and Dorothy Swain of Florida and Bobby Myers of West Virginia; 27 grandchildren; several great and great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Nora Collins of Vienna.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ross Wherry; her second husband, Herman B. Myers; a daughter, Mildred D. Boley; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; one infant brother; and one sister.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of south Parkersburg, with Pastor Gene Hutton officiating. Burial will follow in the Parr Hill Cemetery, Beavertown, Ohio. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 31, 2007

Vickie D. Myers

Vickie D. Myers, 39, of Parkersburg, a daughter of current city council member James S. Myers and the late Nancy E. Hopkins Myers, a former city council member, passed away Jan. 28, 2007, at her residence.

She was born May 30, 1967, in Parkersburg. Vickie was a 1985 graduate of Parkersburg High School and attended Glenville State College and WVU of Parkersburg. She began modeling in her early teens and won numerous pageant events, including Miss Teen West Virginia All American, Miss Morgantown and Parkersburg Homecoming Queen. In 1992, she was crowned Miss West Virginia and represented the state at the Miss USA Pageant. She was employed by the Wood County Board of Education as an art teacher at Parkersburg High School. Vickie was a vibrant teacher and loved her students and art classes. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her father, James S. Myers of Parkersburg; one sister, Barbara Enoch of Mineral Wells; a niece and nephew, Jessica Lynn Enoch and Andrew Scott Enoch, both of Mineral Wells; an aunt, Leona Vance of south Parkersburg; two uncles, Virgil D. Myers of St. Marys and Charles E. Myers of Pensacola, Fla.; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Services will be noon Friday at the First Lutheran Church with the Rev. James F. Kinsler officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen North Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. today and 1-9 p.m. Thursday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


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