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Isabel M. Page, 1851-1947

MRS. ISABEL McTAGGART PAGE, 96, of 423 Columbia Ave., Williamstown, died Thursday in Marietta Memorial hospital following a hip fracture which she suffered in a fall last Saturday in her home. She was the widow of Turner B. Page who preceded her in death a number of years ago.

She was born near Willow Island in Pleasants county and was one of the oldest residents of this section of the Ohio Valley. Most of her life was spent in Williamstown. Mrs. Page is the last of the charter members of the Willow Island Baptist church.

One son, J. Edward Page of Front street, Williamstown, and one daughter, Miss Laura Page, at home, survive her.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Williamstown First Baptist church with the Rev. William Knox, district superintendent of Methodist churches and former pastor of the Williamstown Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be made in the K. of P. cemetery at Williamstown.

Publisher unknown.

(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


J. EDWARD PAGE, 87, former member of the Williamstown City Council for 12 years, died Sunday in a Fairmont Hospital.

He had made his home in Fairmont for the past year and had lived in Williamstown for 75 years.

He was born in Pleasants county Dec. 10, 1870, the son of Turner and Isabel Page. His wife and one sister are deceased.

A cabinetmaker, he was employed by Swan Lumber Co. for 28 years before retiring in 1951. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge of Williamstown, and of the B.P.O. Elks lodge of Marietta.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Hood funeral home in Marietta. Burial will be in the K. of P. cemetery in Williamstown.

(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


LAURA B. PAGE

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Laura B. Page, 1874-1949

Miss Laura B. Page, 75, retired teacher in the Williamstown public schools who lived for many years at 423 Columbia Ave., Williamstown, died Thursday at 11 p.m. at Rose Hill Sanitarium, near Willow Island, where she had been cared for in recent months.

Miss Page was the daughter of Turner and Isabelle McTaggart Page. She was born in Williamstown and spent most of her life there. She taught in Wood County schools when a young women and for many years before her retirement she taught in the elementary grades of Williamstown school. She was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Williamstown.

One brother, J. Edward Page of Williamstown survives.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Hood Funeral Home in Marietta with Rev. Harley E. Bailey, pastor of the Williamstown church officiating. Interment was made in the Knights of Pythias cemetery, in Williamstown.

(Daniel Smith, Jr.)


St. Marys Oracle April 22, 2009

Noris Clair Park

At a time when the riverboats still plied the Ohio River on a regular schedule and no locks contained it. Noris Clair Park was born Sept. 25, 1907 in St. Marys, the son of the late James F. and India Tice Park. He died April 14, 2009. He was 101 and one half years old.

In his life the changes he saw were enormous, from the horse and carriage to watching the space shuttle being launched as he sat in his home in Melbourne, FL.

He lived through the great depression of the 1930's with his young wife Charlotte Jane Park and son Donald. He worked for the Eureka Oil Pipeline Co. as a telegraph operator and had a job when many others were suffering very hard times. He generously helped others survive when they didn't have jobs.

Noris and Charlotte moved to Burton, WV, where they bought a beautiful farmhouse. He joined the Masonic Lodge of Hundred, WV, and was a member for more than 50 years. In Burton, Shari, Barbara and Jean joined the family.

Around 1950, the family moved to the Charleston, WV, area, while he continued to work for the Eureka Oil Pipeline Co. and doing surveying as a second job. Before retiring to Melbourne, FL, he built two homes in Pinch, WV.

He spent winters in Florida and. summers on Droop Mountain, WV, in his home that overlooked Hillsboro and the mountains beyond. The view was fabulous and he loved his West Virginia hills.

The couple, when returning to Droop Mountain each spring, would sing "The West Virginia Hills, Oh These Beautiful Hills."

Noris and Charlotte were married for 68 years. He was happiest when he was in "his" West Virginia. He enjoyed operating his ham radio and communication with people all over the world. He loved to fish and his friend nick-named him "Sparkie."

He was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte Jane in 1998, son Donnie in 1984, brothers Harry, Don, Carleton, James, Bill and sister Thelma.

He is survived by three daughters, Shari Park Gates of Opelika, AL, Barbara Roberts of Phippsburg, ME, and Jean Coleman of Pinch, WV; plus 12 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. He was loved and will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.

Funeral services were Saturday at Tennant Funeral Home, Hundred, with burial in Bethany Cemetery, near Netttle Hill, PA. The Littleton Lodge 131 AF&AM conducted Masonic graveside services.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 22, 2007

Thelma M. Park

Thelma M. Park, 86, of St. Marys died July 21, 2007.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, where visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Thelma M. Park, 86, of St. Marys, WV, died, July 21, 2007, in New Martinsville, WV. She was born, July 1, 1921, in St. Marys, WV, a daughter of the late James Forrest and India May Tice Park. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School and had worked for the Department of the Army. She is survived by one brother, Claire Park of Melbourne Park, FL, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Harry Park, Donald Park, Carlton Park, Billie Park, and James Park. Services will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at 1 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Dave Snyder officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 11 A. M. to 1 P. M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 21, 1902

Isaac Parker Dead

Isaac Parker, aged 55 years, 10 months and 11 days, died suddenly of heart failure at the home of his brother-in-lawn Robt. Reed in Belmont early Sunday morning. The funeral was conducted in the Belmont church by Rev. Mr. Kelly, on Monday. Interment was in the Willow Island cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader May 4, 1917

John Parker

John Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Parker of the South Side, died at Drumwright, Okla., yesterday. His father left for that place today.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 18, 2007

Bertha Parks

Bertha Hashman Parks, 82, of Sistersville, W.Va., died Feb. 16, 2007.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Monday and 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Bertha Hashman Parks, 82, of Sistersville, WV, died, February 16, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg, WV, after a brief illness. She was born, September 23, 1924, in St. Marys, WV, a daughter of the late Essie Lee Hashman Tayor. She is survived by three daughters, Sherry Collins, and her husband, Buford, of Sistersville, WV, Rita Sunderman, and her husband, James, of Newport, OH, Sharon Chapin of Polk, OH, eleven grandchildren, Curt Collins, Jesse Collins, Guy Collins, Jim Lee Lynch, Cheryl Taylor, Colleen Richards, Lisa Sunderman, Adam Sunderman, Dwayne Haley, Karen Dillman, Chris Duffield, several great-grandchildren, and five sisters, Genevieve Mitchell of Dalton, OH, Fran Vaughn of St. Marys, WV, Virginia Cross of La Cross, VA, Katheline Taylor of Delaware, OH, and Janet Blouir of Belmont, WV. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her adopted parents, Jess and Bertha Pickens. Services will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Calling hours from 6 to 8 P. M. Monday and from 1 to 2 P. M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 23, 1906

E. B. Parks

E. B. Parks departed this life Feb. 20, at 7:30 a. M., at his home in this city, aged 69 years. Death was due to disease of liver and other complications. His remains were taken to Sandyville, Jackson county, on Wednesday afternoon, where they were laid to rest on Thursday afternoon.

Mr. Parks is survived by a wife, daughter, Mrs. A. V. L. Imlay, and two sons.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - December 26, 2003

James Park

ST. MARYS - James Morgan Park, 92, of St. Marys died Dec. 24, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born Sept. 13, 1911, in St. Marys, a son of the late James Forrest and India May Tice Park. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys, earned the award of the longest living member and served as a trustee. He worked at the Eureka Pipeline and later became a security guard at the Union Carbide. He was a member and a past master of St. Marys Lodge 41 A.F. & A.M.

He is survived by one sister, Thelma Park of St. Marys; one brother, Norris Park of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret "Mardie" Poland Park, and four brothers, Harry, Donald, Carlton and Billie Park.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of St. Marys with the Rev. John Strimer officiating. Interment will follow in the IOOF Cemetery with masonic graveside rights conducted by St. Marys Lodge 41 A.F. & A.M. Calling hours are from 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. today Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 25, 2007

Everett B. Parker

Everett Blaine ‘‘Buck’’ Parker, 81, of Parkersburg went home to be with his Lord June 24, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born in Smithville, W.Va., a son of the late Leslie and Rena Belle Mullens Parker. He had worked for Ken Newberry Hardware for several years as a delivery driver and was retired from the Wood County Board of Education after 25 years of service. He greatly enjoyed visiting with his family and friends.

He will be greatly missed by his two daughters, Toby J. Amos and Leslie R.D. Kent and her husband, Alan, all of Parkersburg; a grandson, Charles E. Guinn and his wife, Cyndia, of Parkersburg; a granddaughter, Kelly J. Chandler and her husband, Greg, of St. Marys; a great-grandson, Dakota Guinn; a great-granddaughter, Savannah ‘‘Breezy’’ Chandler; two sisters, Lottie Reed and Ada Bowen, both of Harrisville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Sharpnack Parker in 2003; and two sisters.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Jim Yoak officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 21, 2007

Eugene D. Parks

Eugene D. Parks, 79, of Parkersburg, formerly of Pennsboro, W.Va., died Sept. 20, 2007, at the Marietta Center.

He was born at Ritchie County, W. Va., a son of the late Virgil G. Parks and Irene Satterfield Parks James. He was retired from the former Brake Trucking Co., Clarksburg, W.Va., where he was dispatcher and terminal manager. He was a member of the Harrisville Southside Baptist Church, Harmony Lodge 59, AF & AM, O'Dell S. Long, Chapter 25 RAM, and Knights Templar, Pennsboro Commandery 20. He had enjoyed raising horses, riding his ATV and watching NASCAR races, but especially enjoyed his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma L. Hiley Parks; two sons, Alan Parks of Vienna and David Parks and his wife, Carla, of St. Marys; two daughters, Charlene Bradford and her husband, Jeff, of Belpre and Darlene Hopkins Barnett and her husband, Keith, of Parkersburg; two brothers, Larry Parks and his wife, Louanna, of Ellenboro and Robert Parks and his wife, Roseanna, of Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren, Chris Hopkins, Ryan Hopkins, Darren Parks, Drew Parks, Kara Bradford and Kyle Bradford; and four great-grandchildren, Lilly and Lindsay Hopkins, Addison Parks and Victoria Bradford.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Denzil Parks; and a half-sister, Linda Layfield.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Vaughan Funeral Home, 1010 Murdoch Ave., Parkersburg, with Dan Kessinger officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow in the Ellenboro Masonic Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 28, 2004

Sally S. Parks

Sally Sue Parks, 70, of St. Marys, died June 26, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 30, 1934, in New Martinsville, W.Va., a daughter of Edward and Bessie Woods Cecil. She retired from Colin Anderson as a health service worker. She was a member of Nazarene Church and the Women of the Moose Lodge 543 of Parkersburg/St. Marys.

She is survived by two sons, Kevin (Candy) Parks of St. Marys and William H. (Sheila) Parks Jr. of St. Marys; two daughters, Patricia Parks of St. Marys and Sherry Mitchell of Morgantown, W.Va.; four brothers, Glenn (Juanita) Cecil of Atlanta, Ga., Bud Cecil of Paden City, W.Va., Buster (Mitzi) Cecil of Proctor, W.Va., and Sonny Cecil, her twin, of Charleston, W.Va.; two sisters, Mary Lou (Bob) Athey of Proctor and Edna Doty of New Martinsville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Iams Funeral Home, 833 3rd St., New Martinsville, with the Rev. Burcham Grant officiating. Burial will be at Palmer Cemetery, Proctor. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader June 30, 2007

Edward T. Parsons

Edward T. Parsons, 79, of Hebron, Pleasants Co., WV, died June 28, 2007 at his residence.

He was born May 20, 1928 in Akron, OH, a son of the late Earl and Mildred Kidder Parsons. He was a member of the Pine Grove Church of Christ, Hebron, WV and he was a retired bus driver for Pleasants County Schools.

He is survived by his wife, Violet Lucille Wise Parsons, three sons, Richard Parsons of Hebron, WV, Roger Parsons of Niantic, CT, Kenneth Parsons of Hebron, WV, one daughter, Donna Beal of Hebron, WV, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four sisters, Phyllis Northcraft, Lula Bell Elder, Twyla Lamp, Sylvia Gainer, two brothers, Bill Parsons and John Parsons.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Gene and Glen and one sister, Virginia.

Services will be held Friday, June 29, 2007, at 2 P. M. at the Pine Grove Church of Christ, Hebron, WV with Evangelist Earl P. Stevens officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery. Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys is assisting the family.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 24, 2006

Lorena M. Parsons

Lorena M. Parsons, 79, of Belmont, W.Va., died Jan. 22, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Aug. 23, 1926, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late William Clyde and Mary Alice Ingram Kelly. She was a 1944 graduate of St. Marys High School. She was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church, Amnity Rebekah Lodge 83 and LAPM & IOOF of Parkersburg. She enjoyed knitting, needlework, hunting, fishing and camping.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Nolan C. Parsons; three children, Dr. Nolan Parsons Jr. and his wife, Brenda, of St. Albans, W.Va., Richard Patrick Parsons and his wife, Cheryl, of Pinch, W.Va., and Marjorie Ann Parsons, of Belmont; five grandchildren, Petty Officer 1st Class Nathaniel Keith Vannoy stationed aboard the USS Miami in New London, Conn., Sarah Paige Parsons and Scott Parsons, both of St. Albans, Brian Doran Parsons of Fayette County, W.Va., and Ashley Parsons, a student at WVU in Morgantown; and five great-grandchildren, Fox, Molly and Eli Parsons, all of Fayette County, and Ethan Alexander and Lauren (Lovey) Vannoy, both of New London, Conn.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James Larry Kelly.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. David Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be a Rebekah Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


MILDRED KIDDER PARSONS

Mrs. Mildred L. Parsons, 80, of Rt. 1, Friendly, WV, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1987, in Sistersville (WV) General Hospital.

She was born in Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late Edward and Molly Andrews Kidder. She was a member of the Point Lookout United Methodist Church.

Surviving are four daughters, Phyllis Dent, Lula Belle Elder, both of St. Marys, WV, Twyla Lamp of Harrisville, WV, and Sylvia Tucker of Bens Run, WV; five sons, Edward Parsons of Hebron, WV, Gene, Glen, and John Parsons, all of Friendly, WV, and William Parsons of Sardis, Oh; 30 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Juanita Patterson of Middlebourne, WV, and Edna Barcus of California; and two brothers, Paul Kidder and Wright Kidder, both of Steubenville, OH.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl R. Parsons, in 1980, and a daughter, Virginia Hope.

Services were held at the Point Lookout United Methodist Church with the Rev. Franklin R. Lambert officiating. Burial was in Point Lookout Cemetery. Eckels Funeral Home, Sistersville, WV, was in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by her granddaughter, Rae Nell Tomkus Echard, who affectionately called her "Granny".


Pleasant County Leader - Nov. 30, 1928

John A. Patterson Meets Untimely Death

John Arthur Patterson, one of the oldest citizens of the county, met a shocking death on last Saturday when his overcoat caught in the clutch of a gas engine pulling him into the machine producing mortal injuries. He lived about three hours after the accident.

He had risen early and went out to Alum Cave where they were preparing to shoot and clean-out a well on the William Bier heirs. in which he had a royalty interest.

Arriving at the well he walked into the engine house, and was in the act of placing his dinner pail over and in the rear of the engine, which was running. In some manner his overcoat tail caught in the reversible clutch of the engine, and he was hurled to the floor and cruelly torn and broken before he could be extracted. His right arm was almost torn from his body and his ribs were broken in several places.

Ruttencutter's ambulance was hastily summoned and he was rushed to Dr. Grimm's office. But he was beyond medical aid expired soon after his arrival.

Mr. Patterson was born near Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, but had spent the greater part of his long life in and around St. Marys. He was a useful citizen, and in his more youthful years took an active interest in public affairs. He was a member of A. F. and A. M., Odd Fellows, and the M. P. Church. For many years he was secretary of St. Marys lodge No. 41 A. F. and A. M.

The date of birth was June 14th, 1846, aged 82 years, 5 months and 10 days.

The funeral was held on Tuesday at 2 P. M. at the Ruttencutter Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. C. R. Bright. The rites at the grave were performed by the Masonic Lodge.

He was united in marriage with Mariah E. Brier in the year 1872. Six children were born of this union, three of whom survive. Mrs. A. F. Snyder, City; Mrs Frank Rice, Jeanette, Pa.; Robert Paterson, California.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - May 4, 1928

Mrs. John A. Patterson

Mariah E. Bier was born at Newport, Ohio, June 30, 1853, the daughter of W. E. and Chole D. Bier, died April 26, 1928, aged 74 years, 9 months and 26 days.

She was united in marriage with John A. Patterson on Oct. 8, 1872.

To this union six children were born, three of whom survive, Mrs. Andrew F. Snyder, Saint Marys; Mrs Mildred Rice, Jeanette, Pa.; Robt. Patterson, Talf, Calif. John, Agnes and Lyda preceded her to the grave.

She leaves to mourn their loss besides her three children, her husband and four sisters, Mrs. Patience Collins, New Sheffield, Pa.; Mrs Elizabeth Little, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs Charlotte Cottrell, Morral, Ohio; Mrs. Alice Imlay, of St. Marys. Also eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was converted into the M. E. Church early in life and remained steadfast in her faith until the end. The funeral was held on Sunday, Rev. C. R. Bright officiating. Interment in the St. Marys Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - October 18, 1901

Robert Patterson Sr.

Robert Patterson, Sr., well know n to the older citizens of this city and county, is dead at the ripe old age of 83 years and 9 months. He was born Feb. 19, 1818, and died Oct. 16, 1901.

The funeral will occur today at 1 o'clock. James and John Patterson of this city are the sons of the deceased.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 27, 2007

Gladys Paynter

Gladys Scadden Paynter, 90, of St. Marys, W.Va., died July 25, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Oct. 1, 1916, at French Creek, Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Joseph Alexander and Sarah Florence Boley Scadden. She was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church and had been a foster grandparent at the former Colin Anderson Center.

She is survived by four daughters, Geneva Brooks of Marietta, JoAnn Farnsworth of Alliance, Ohio, Irene McKnight and her husband, Charles, of Waverly, W.Va., and Gladys Parsons and her husband, Randy, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Glady Bailey of St. Marys; one brother, Paul Scadden and his wife, Esther, 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, Joseph A. “Joe” Paynter; son, Richard Thomas Paynter; five sisters, Hettie Moore, Emma Giboney, Pearl Harper, Minnie Winland and Nellie Pryor; and two brothers, Jim Scadden and Joseph Scadden.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Willow Island Baptist Church, Willow Island, W.Va., with Pastor Richard Cale officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 21, 2006

Katherine E. Paynter

Katherine E. Paynter, 90, of Parkersburg, formerly of St. Marys, died May 20, 2006, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 17, 1916, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late John and Sarah Jane Hackathorn Oldfield. She was a member of the George Street Church of Christ, was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center, and had worked previously at the old marble factory. She loved to quilt, she was a homemaker, loved gardening, her dogs and her grandkids.

She is survived by six daughters, Betty Pryor, Connie Fetty and Dianne Bayless, all of St. Marys, Mary Ann Wolfe of Newport, Ohio, and Barbara Sayger and Sandra Miller, both of Parkersburg; 25 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Richard Paynter; two daughters, Jennette Smith and Nancy Dearth; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five brothers, Denzil Oldfield, Pete Oldfield, Bob Oldfield, Thadious Oldfield and Dale Oldfield; and two sisters, Nellie Barnes and Thelma Michael.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the George Street Church of Christ, St. Marys, with Evangelists David Heater and Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours from 2-8 p.m. Monday and from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 7, 2006

Ernie M. Perkins

Ernie Myrl Perkins, 80, of Parkersburg, passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, in the Muskingum Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Beverly, Ohio.

He was born at Riffle, Braxton County, a son of the late James and Mary Etta Cutlip Perkins. Mr. Perkins retired after 38 years of service from American Cyanamid and attended Calvary Memorial Church.

He is survived by his wife, Goldie Pearl Hatfield Perkins; one daughter, Shirley M. Sigler and husband, Jim, of St. Marys; two sisters, Marie Rhoades of Florida and Alma Petry of Cairo; one brother, the Rev. Earl Perkins of Vienna; eight grandchildren, Jerry, Kellie, Bryan, Jason, Natalie, Theresa, Michael and Christopher; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Catherine Allman Perkins; one son, Jerry Wayne Perkins; three brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Bud Corbin officiating. Services will conclude with burial in the Willow Island Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 27, 2006

Mary C. Perkins

Mary Catherine “Katie” Perkins, 78, of Parkersburg passed away April 26, 2006, at the Marietta Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born April 19, 1928, in Jane Lew, W.Va., a daughter of the late Reese and Retta Smith Allman. Katie had previously worked at the Hi-Way Grille in Belmont, Colonial House and the Arlington Personal Care Home.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Sigler of St. Marys; one brother, Archie Allman of Jane Lew; one sister, Beatrice Groves of Charleston; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Perkins; three brothers; and four sisters.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green Street, Parkersburg. Visitation will be from noon until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 26, 2009

Harold R. "Pete" Peters

Harold R. "Pete" Peters, 63, of St. Marys, W.Va., died May 24, 2009.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Harold R. “Pete” Peters, 63, of St. Marys, WV, died, May 24, 2009, at his residence. He was born, July 12, 1945, in Parkersburg, WV, a son of Virginia Bayles Peters of Parkersburg, WV, and the late Floyd E. Peters. He was a 1965 graduate of Williamstown High School, and was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving from 1965 to 1969. He was a member of the Walker United Methodist Church, was a retired truck driver with Slay Trucking in Sardis, OH, and was an avid hunter, fisherman, and loved to play golf.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Nancy Felter Peters, two sons, Charles Peters and his wife, Julie of Davisville, WV, Spc. John R. Peters, and his wife, Trisha serving with the U. S. Army in Iraq, four grandchildren, Amber Peters of Newport, OH, Kayla Peters, Justin Peters, and Jaycen Peters all of Davisville, WV, a great grandson, Maddox Dulaney of Newport, OH, five step-children, Rick Oliver, Larry Oliver, Jamie Oliver, and Dick Oliver all of St. Marys, WV, Doug Oliver, Dawsonville, GA, several step-grandchildren, four sisters, Freda Hostottler of Vienna, WV, Norma Downs of Williamstown, WV, Delores Peters of Parkersburg, WV, and Janice Carpenter of Quitman, AK, two brothers, Dale Peters of Parkersburg, WV, and Robert Peters of Portland, OH, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Services will be held Friday, May 29, 2009, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Rod Blanchard officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 10 A. M to 2 P. M. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Ronald Richard Peters

Ronald Richard Peters, 62, of Terre Haute, IN, died May 14, 2001, in Terrre Haute Regional Hospital.

He was born August 19, 1938, in Lancaster, PA, to Richard and Helen Peters. He was a graduate of Notre Dame University, was an Air Force veteran, a member of the Elks Club and former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He was a former employee of Straight Wire Orthodontic Studies and Dr. Jay Gerber of St. Marys.

A mass of Christian Burial was held May 16, 2001.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 113 S. Fifth St., Terre Haute, IN 47807

(Michael Anderson)


St. Marys Oracle March 24, 2005

Helen Francis Pethtel

Helen Genevieve Francis Pethtel, 81, formerly of 121 Woodland Ave., Marietta, died Saturday (March 19, 2005) at Selby General Hospital.

She was born in Pleasants County to Erna Charlotte "Lottie" Huggins Francis and James Melvin Francis on March 21, 1923.

She is survived by two brothers, Bruce Francis of Beallsville, Ohio, and Jack (Judy) Francis of Marietta; one sister, Ruth Pryor of Newport, Ohio; two sons, Arthur W. (Susan) Pethtel Jr. of Waterford and Thomas M. (Kimbberly) Pethtel of Marietta; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Terry Sue) Lent of Marietta, Mrs. Larry (Robin) Nolan of Marietta; 23 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the Souls Harbor Baptist Church and sang in the choir.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur W. Pethtel Sr.; three sons, James, Daniel, and David Pethtel; one daughter, Patricia Lax; five sisters; and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Souls Harbor Baptist Church with Pastor Brian Donze officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call beginning at noon today at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home. The family will be present to meet friends from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and Wednesday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 13, 2007

Louis J. Petronio

Louis ‘‘Lou’’ J. Petronio, 52, of Parkersburg died Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Corona, Calif. He attended Marietta College and graduated from Specs Howard School of Broadcasting. He worked for 93R in St. Marys and was well known for his radio talent, karaoke, as a disc jockey and the Lou Cruise Show. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Pfeiffer Petronio; his parents, Loretta Grecco Aver formerly of Lodi, N.J., and her husband A. Glenn Aver; a daughter, Emily of Parkersburg; a daughter, Dawn of Michigan; a sister, Valerie Corbin and her husband, Rick, of Raleigh, N.C.; and numerous other family members in New Jersey, California and Nevada.

Memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father Bekeh Utietiang officiating. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 15. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday with a Wake service at 8 p.m.

Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, has been entrusted with arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Jack H. Petty

Jack H. Petty, 68, of Route 2, Waverly, died Oct. 25, 2001, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital of Parkersburg.

He was born Aug. 8, 1933, in Fly, Ohio, son of the late Donald Dale and Gertrude Allen Petty. He was a member and a deacon of the Willow Island Baptist Church and was retired from DuPont Washington Works with more than 26 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jeanne Pickens Petty; children, Jackie Ludwig and her husband, Dean of Fleming, Ohio, Rick Petty and his wife, Robin, Kim Waggoner of St. Marys, Steve Petty of Williamstown, and Jill Kirkpatrick and her husband, Roger of Waverly; nine grandchildren, Tiffany Taylor and her husband, Chad, Michelle Morris, Jessie Petty, Autumn Petty, Lindsay Waggoner, Logan Waggoner, Skylar Petty, Haylee Harper and Kelsey Kitkpatrick; and two great-granddaughters, Kalyn Taylor and Lakyn Ankrom.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Willow Island Baptist Church of Willow Island, W.Va., with Pastors James R. Pickens and Dana Locke officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News November 11, 2004

Clarence V. Pickens

Clarence V. Pickens, 97, of Rt. 39, St. Marys died Nov. 9, 2004, at the Sistersville Center, Sistersville.

He was born Sept. 5, 1907, in Eureka, W.Va., a son of the late Everett C. and Matilda Wright Pickens. He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Church and had been an oilfield worker.

He is survived by three daughters, Ruth Little of New Cumberland, W.Va., Clara Fetty and Karen Smith and her husband, Dale, all of St. Marys; daughter-in-law, Martha Pickens of St. Marys; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 12 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, Doris Hardy Pickens; one infant daughter, Sara Lou Pickens; one son, Dale F. Pickens; sons-in-law, Charles "Junior" Fetty and Bernard Little; two sisters; and four brothers.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Tim Nichols and Jimmy Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island. Calling hours will be 2-9 p.m. today and noon-1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - June 11, 1997

CLIFFORD R. PICKENS

Clifford R. Pickens, 75, of Parkman Township, Ohio, died June 2 at his residence. He was born Jan. 11, 1922 in St. Marys to the late Frank and Bessie Patts [sic] Pickens. He retired as a shipping clerk from Cleveland Institute of Electronics in 1985, where he had been employed for 30 years. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and was a great sports fan of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. He is survived by his wife Genevieve Tokarz Pickens; one son, Ed Mauser of Lakewood, O.; two daughters, Louise Newberry of Marion Valley, Calif., and Pat Penza of Parkman, O.; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Erma Bradfield, and two brothers, Frank Lee Pickens and Claire Pickens. Mass was held at St. Edwards Catholic, 16150 Church Street, Parkman, O., with the Rev. Harry S. Winca officiating.

(Gerald Bills)


The St. Marys Oracle - 10 May 1890

Earnest, son of B . F. and Lucinda Pickens, of this place, died about four o'clock on the morning of the 20th inst. of typhoid fever. The deceased was about seventeen years of age, and had been sick only about ten days. This is the fourth child that Mr. and Mrs. Pickens have lost by death within as many years, and all of them in the bloom of youth. … The remains were interred in the St. Marys Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle September 6, 2000

DALE B. PICKENS

Dale B. Pickens, 82, of Belmont, died Sept. 1, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.

He was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Pleasants county to the late Lewis "Lew" and Susie Roby Johnson. He was a retired iron worker and a member of Ironworkers Local 549.

He is survived by three daughters, Kaye Ballway and her husband, Tom, of Vienna, and Margie Oldfield and her husband, Tim, and Tina Kanios and her husband, Ed, all of Belmont; one son, Larry Dale Johnson of Parkersburg; one step-daughter, Patty Metts and her husband, Ralph of Chester, W. Va.; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Johnson, in 1999; two brothers, Ralph and Bob Johnson; and two sisters, Clara Adams and Helen Pickens.

Services were Monday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with pastor Dana Clay officiating. Burial was in Willow Island Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - March 9, 1920

BABE DEAD

Georgia Arethera, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Pickens of this city, died early Sunday morning. She was 4 months and 12 days old. The funeral was conducted at the house by Rev. J. A. Young on Tuesday afternoon. Interment in the St. Marys cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - December 12, 2003

L. Ruth Pickens

ST. MARYS - L. Ruth Curtis Pickens, 90, of St. Marys died Dec. 10, 2003, at her residence. She was born in St. Marys, to the late James William and Rose Heddleston Curtis. Mrs. Pickens was a graduate of St. Marys High School, earned teaching certificates from Marshall University, a bachelor's degree from Salem College and graduate hours from the West Virginia University.

She taught for 33 years in the Pleasants County Schools. She was a member of Pleasants County Retired Teachers Association, AARP, West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees, a past member of the Order of Eastern Stars 31 and a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys. While an active member, Mrs. Pickens was the church organist, superintendent of the primary department, and taught a Sunday school class.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Ann Tebay of Parkersburg, Linda White of Columbus, Ga., and Jane Young of St. Marys; three sons-in-law, Robert Tebay, Jerry White and Thomas Young, eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs Pickens was preceded in death in 1996 by her husband of 60 years, Claire H. Pickens.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Ralph Young officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 23, 2006

Larry G. Pickens

Larry Gene Pickens, 55, of Waverly, W.Va., husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle and friend passed away on Feb. 21, 2006, after fighting cancer for two-and-a-half years.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Mary (Jenny) Pickens. He is also survived by his beloved daughters, Dawn Russell, April McElfresh, Mary Jane Littleton and Andrea Pickens; and cherished grandchildren, Chance and Chad Blair, Kayla and Tia McElfresh, Jason (Bubby) Littleton and Kyle Tucker.

Larry was a construction worker and welder by trade, a Baptist by faith and a lifetime member of the D.A.V. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed collecting antiques and playing poker. Larry voluntarily enlisted at age 18 into the Marine Corps. He served honorably in Vietnam from 1970-1971.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at D.A.V. Chapter 32 in Murphytown with Pastor Doug Guinn officiating. Full military honors will be presented by the American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg.

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, is assisting the Pickens family with arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - August 10, 1906

Mrs. Pickens Dead

Lucinda Margaret Josephine Reynolds, daughter of George and Mary Reynolds, was born September 5th, 1840. In her twentieth year, on Feb. 23rd, 1860, she was married to Benjamin F. Pickens at the parental home in St. Marys, ahouse that stood on the lost now owned by J. R. Harris ajoining that of the M. E. Church, South.

She was the mother of nine children, five daughters and four sons. Four of these, two daughters and two sons are living. She died in the early morning of Monday, Aug. 6th,1906. The funeral took plaace at 2:00 o'clock p. M. On Wednesday, August 8th, and was conducted by Rev. J. H. Doan.

Mrs. Pickens was a kind neighbor and belonged to that class of modest home-keeping women whose great value to the community is probably never fully appreciated by themselves and rarely by other. - Contributed.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 3, 2005

Madelyn J. Pickens

Madelyn Jean Pickens, 71, of Belmont, died July 1, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

She was born Jan. 3, 1934, in Tyler County, a daughter of the late E. Floyd and Edith A. Marple Adams. She was a 1952 graduate of St. Marys High School. She was a local telephone operator, a nurse's aide at the former Colin Anderson Center for 14 years and she worked for Community Action. She was a senior aide and later director for the Committee on Aging at the Seniors' Center until 1992. She attended First Baptist Church of Belmont.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Lorrin Pickens of Belmont; three children, L. Steven Pickens and his wife, Diana L., Diana Jean Lanham and her husband, John, and David A. Pickens and his wife, Julie, all of St. Marys; seven grandchildren, Taylor L. Pickens, Joshua Pickens, Jason Lanham, Nicholas Lanham, Taylor R. Pickens, Cory Ankrom and Megan Sarver; one great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Lee, James, Charles, Russell and Lawrence Weekley.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Kelly Snyder officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. Monday and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 24, 2009

Evelyn Marie Place

Evelyn Marie Place, 95, formerly of Davisville, W.Va., passed away Feb. 22, 2009, in Cedar Park, Texas.

She was born June 14, 1913, in Akron, Ohio, a daughter of the late Clyde and Clara Mae Treadway Fleming. She was a member of Seventh Street United Methodist Church in Parkersburg.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Dale H. and Dora Place of Leander, Texas; one sister, Juanita Fleming Hendrickson of Belmont, W.Va.; two grandsons, John Place of Round Rock, Texas, and Steven Place of Atlanta, Ga.; one great-granddaughter, Allison Place; two great-grandsons, Justin Place and Gabriel Place.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frederick R. Place; five brothers, Virgil, Blaine, Stanley, Ollie and Burl Fleming; and two sisters, Betty Horner and Marjorie Fleming.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Edgar Null officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times January 7, 2005

Frances Marie Plechaty

Frances Marie Plechaty, 76, of Muskingum Drive, Marietta, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2005) at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born March 19, 1928, in Adena, Ohio, to Frank and Angeline Bedway Madzia. Fran was a registered nurse, having worked at Marietta Memorial Hospital, and was the plant nurse at Union Carbide. She had attended both St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marietta and St. John's Catholic Church in St. Marys, W.Va. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars 5108 Ladies Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society of Marietta, and she loved to read, cook and spend time with her family.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 25, 2009

Janice L. Poling

Janice L. Poling, 70, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Aug. 24, 2009.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Janice L. Poling, 70, of St. Marys, WV, died, August 24, 2009, at her residence. She was born, July 21, 1939, in Pennsboro, WV, a daughter of the late Elza E. and Goldie Marie Livingston Morgan. She was a member of the 36th Street Church of Christ in Vienna, WV, She had been a library assistant with the Pleasants County Library, she had previously been a volunteer with the Senior Companion Program with the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council, and had been a nurses aide at Pine View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville, WV. She was a member of the Moose Lodge. Her hobbies included crocheting, painting, word search, and traveling. She is survived by her children, Wayne Poling and his wife, Alice of St. Marys, WV, Rod Poling of Belpre, OH, Cathy Boling and her husband, Terry of Elizabethtown, KY, Jeff Poling and his wife, Della Dawn of Vienna, WV, and Sandra Childs of Canton, OH, grandchildren, Rodney Nelson, Jason Poling, Lindsey Poling, Bud McCoy, C. J. McCoy, Tony Sharp, Stacey Sharp, and Colten Drake, two great grandchildren, a close friend, Bruce Anderson of St. Marys, WV, and faithful companion, “Morgan”, a brother, Robert Morgan and his wife, Lois of Massillon, OH, a sister, Betty Batten and her husband, Lee of Newport, OH, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Robert J. “Pappy” Poling. Services will be held Thursday, August 27, 2009, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Mark Mason officiating. Interment will be in the Freeman Cemetery, near West Union, WV. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. Wednesday, and from 1 to 2 P. M. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 5, 2006

Robert J. Poling

Robert J. “Pappy” Poling, 69, of St. Marys died March 3, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 7, 1936, at Grantsville, W.Va., a son of the late Laco William and Mable Lucretia Owens Poling.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janice Morgan Poling; children, Wayne Poling and his wife, Alice, of St. Marys, Rod Poling of Little Hocking, Cathy Boling and her husband, Terry, of Elizabethtown, Ky., Jeff Poling and his wife, Della Dawn, of Vienna and Sandra Childs of Canton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his faithful companion, “Morgan”; brothers, Gary Poling and his wife, Patty, of Pennsboro, Larry Poling and his wife, Linda, Charles Poling and his wife, Sonya, and John Poling and his wife, Shirley, all of St. Marys; two nieces; several nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Poling.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will be in the Freeman Cemetery, near West Union, W.Va. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. today and from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Roy A. Pollock

Roy A. Pollock, a past president of the Pleasants County Board of Education, died Nov. 18, 2001 at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh. He was 73.

He was born Feb. 20, 1928, in Etna. Pa., to the late Gilmore Foster and Truda Amelia Kerwich Pollock. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, attending college through a scholarship. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Parkersburg and St. James Lodge 457, Free and Accepted Masons at Beaver, Pa..

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Valeria Becker Pollock; four daughters, Karen Bingeman of Stuart, VA., Nancy Bills of St. Marys, Bette Jo Slater of Alpharetta, GA., and Cathy Pollock of Olney, Mid.: five grandchildren, Amy Barley, Jennifer Furr and Bart Bills, all of St. Marys, Joe Carpenter and Mary Carpenter, both of Alpharetta; four great-grandchildren, Garrett Furr, Addie Furr, Bernie Barley and Jacob Barley, all of St. Marys; three brothers, Richard Pollock of Coconut Grove, Fl., James Pollock of Port Charlotte, Fl., and William Pollock of Greensburg, Pa.; one sister, Betty Machen of Murraysville, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial service were held at First Lutheran Church in Parkersburg with Pastor James Kinsler officiating. Burial was in St. Marys I00F Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasants Community Foundation, P.O. Box 420, St. Marys, WV.

(Michael Anderson)


(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Mark D. Polston - died August 4, 2008

Mark D. Polston, 88, of Lilburn, Georgia, died August 4, 2008 at the V.A. Medical Center in Decatur, GA. He was born August 5, 1919, in Rome, GA, a son of the late John William and Lillie Shiflett Polston. He was U.S. Air Force veteran of WWII, the Berlin Airlift, and the Korean War. He retired from the Air Force after 22 years of service to his country. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Roberts Polston, one daughter, Ellen Polston of Lawrenceville, GA, one son, Michael Polston of Gaithersburg, MD., and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Graveside services will be held Saturday, August 9, 2008, at 11 A. M. at the St. Marys I.O.O.F. Cemetery, St. Marys, WV with military graveside rites. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 P. M. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - June 28, 1901

Everett Porter Dead

Everett Porter, aged 24, son of Jos. Porter deceased, died Wednesday afternoon at his home on Middle Island creek about five miles from this city. The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon at three o'clock. Interment at St. Marys cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - April 19, 1901

"Joseph Porter Dead"

Joseph Porter, one of the older and more highly respected citizens of the county, died, at his home about four miles east of this city, Sunday afternoon. He was in his 77th year, and had been a resident of the city and county for 60 years. He was born in Ireland, and came to this country when 18 years old. He was married to Elizabeth Ruttencutter a few years after his arrival and she has been his life's companion. She and six children survive him. His last will and testament leaves his estate to her during her life and then it is to be equally divided between eight heirs. Geo. Kelsall and Silas Gallagher were named as executors. The funeral occurred Wednesday; interment in St. Marys Cemetery."

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader May 15, 2010

Sara Triplett Portz

Sara (Sally) Triplett Portz, 82, died April 29, 2010, in Austin, TX, after a lengthy illness.

She was the youngest daughter of Glen and Mildred Triplett and grew up in St. Marys, attended primary and high schools, but graduated in 1946 from Fairfax Hall in Waynesboro, VA. After graduation she married Harold Wilson of St. Marys and they lived in St. Marys, Morgantown and Parkersburg, while he attended college, law school and established a law practice. They had two sons, and were divorced in 1951.

Living in Parkersburg with her sons, she worked as a model for several apparel stores. In 1958 she went to Florida for a visit with relatives and met Dr. Joseph Lynch. They were married soon after meeting, While married to Dr. Lynch, who was a dentist, she became a dental hygienist.

They were divorced in 1962 and for several years she worked for a prominent Miami Beach dentist. In 1970 she married John Portz and they built home on 20 acres in Fort Myers, FL. She raised orchids and being a reptile fancier, was intrigued by the occasional alligator in their lake and snake on the patio. Site was an excellent swimmer and loved horseback riding.

With their large mobile home, they often made trips west to Texas and Arizona and north to West Virginia to visit family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann Portz Price of Austin, TX; a son, Woods Wilson of Tempe, AZ; a stepson, Jack Portz of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Lois DePree of Scottsdale, AZ; and eight giandchildren.

She was pre-deceased by her husband and one son, Glen Triplett (Trip) Wilson.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle July 28, 2004

Esther Davis Potter

Esther Davis Potter, 83, of Weirton, died Monday, July 26, 2004, after a long struggle with cancer.

She was born March 30, 1921, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Bertha M. Moore and Robert L. Davis. She married Harold A. "Slim" Potter on July 4, 1947. During World War 11, she was a bottlecaper for the Continental Can Co. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ, Pennsylvania Ave., Weirton.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Ruth Potter of Weirton; one son, Kenneth David Potter, and his wife, Kristina, of Morgantown; four grandchildren, Anna, Sarah, Joseph and Krystal Potter of Morgantown; one sister, Martha Messer and her husband, George, of Weirton; five greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, on Dec. 7, 1987; three brothers, Robert Davis, Francis Davis and Thomas "Wood" Davis; and two sisters, Clara Watson and Mary Davis.

Services are Thursday, at 11 a.m., at Steel & Wolfe Funeral Home Inc., Weirton, with Evangelist Frank Higgenbotham officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton.

Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation Research Fund, 51 Locust Ave., Suite 201, New Canaan, CT 06840.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 18, 2005

Anita Powell

Anita Buchert Douglas Powell, 88, of St. Marys died Aug. 16, 2005, at Heartland of Marietta.

She was born May 11, 1917, in Marietta, a daughter of the late Harry C. and Helen Rogers Buchert.

She is survived by a nephew, Jeffrey Buchert and his wife, Kim, of Caledonia, Mich.; two great-nieces; and a sister-in-law, Sarah Buchert of Marietta.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas J. Douglas; her second husband, G. Robert Powell; and one brother, Robert D. Buchert.

There will not be any service or visitation.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 11, 2007

Ben G. Powell

Ben G. Powell, 30, of the St. Marys area passed away Sept. 9, 2007.

Cremation arrangements are being made with Kimes Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Parkersburg.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 7, 2006

James M. Powell

Attorney James Milton Powell, 81, of Parkersburg passed away March 6, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, as a result of complications arising from a single car accident on Feb. 25, 2006.

He was born Oct. 30, 1924, in St. Marys, the only son of the late State Senator and Legislator Johnathan C. Powell and the late Lillian Grey Hackney (Powell) of Morgantown, W.Va.

He attended St. Marys High School where he played football and graduated in 1942. Thereafter, he enrolled at West Virginia University where he studied for three years before enlisting on June 10, 1943, in the U.S. Army, where he was a member of the American gun crew, safeguarding the transportation of American troops on British convoy ships, including that of the Queen Mary, and making 38 trips across the North Sea. He was honorably discharged March 26, 1946, earning the World War II Victory Medal, American Service Medal and American EAME Service Medal.

He then re-enrolled at West Virginia University, where he earned his B.A. degree and continued his studies at the West Virginia University College of Law. He graduated in 1951. Upon graduating from law school, not only did he practice law with his father in St. Marys until 1980, but he also clerked for Boreman and Stealey Law Offices before becoming partners with Page Bell and William Gracey. In 1975, he shared office space with Orville L. Hardman and in 1995 practiced with his two sons and daughter-in-law as Powell Law Offices.

He was a lifetime member in Phi Kappa Psi social fraternity and Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity. He was also a member of the West Virginia State Bar (with 50 plus year emeritus status), Wood County Bar Association, American Legion, Elks Lodge 198 and Parkersburg Exchange Club. He enjoyed trailer camping in his younger days, having become fond of ocean cruises in his latter years. He enjoyed dining out and playing various card games with family and friends. He believed the practice of law was an honorable profession in which he helped people from all walks of life.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Sarah (“Sally”) Elizabeth Gates of Sistersville, whom he married at the First Presbyterian Church in Sistersville on Aug. 27, 1950; three sons, James Corbley (J.C.) Powell and his wife, Caroline Stafford-Powell, of Charleston, W.Va., Eric K. Powell of Parkersburg and Kurt Grey Powell of Atlanta, Ga.; and one grandson, Talbot Corbley Powell of Charleston, W.Va. He is also survived by his sister, Margaret Simonton of Vienna and her two daughters, Nancy Thompson of Vienna and Jody Simonton-Riggs (and her husband, Bobby) of Atlanta, Ga. He is also survived by a third niece, Margaret (“Honey”) Hall, formerly of Parkersburg, and now of Chicago, Ill., who is the daughter of his recently deceased sister, Rosemary Powell Hall-Sunderman, and cousin Samuel Hackney of Belmont.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. James Riggs officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s IOOF Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

(Gerald Bills)


Judith "Judy" Irene Powell

Judith "Judy" Irene Powell, 61, of Belmont died Jan. 17, 2001, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born, July 21, 1939, in Ritchie County, the youngest daughter of the late D. Ernest and Josephine Wilcox. She was a homemaker and had been an active member of the First Baptist Church in Belmont for 35 years. She was the church pianist and enjoyed teaching and nurturing the youth. She was currently attending the Cornerstone Gospel Church in Vienna. She was an avid supporter of all activities of her husband, children and grandchildren. Since retiring, she and her husband traveled extensively with their music business.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Richard "Dick" Powell; two sons, David Powell and his wife, Tammy, and Steve Powell and his wife, Jennifer; one daughter, Millie Farnsworth and her husband, Alan, all of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren, Derek Oldfield, Brittany Powell, Kelsey Oldfield, Lindsey Powell, Lydia Powell, Emily Powell, Isaiah Powell, Jesse Powell, and Jacob Powell all of St. Marys, and Adam Farnsworth of Parkersburg; one sister and brother-in-law, Elinor and Jack Sole of St. Marys; one niece; and several nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Willow Island Baptist Church, Willow Island, Pastors Mark Wilding, Kelly Snyder and Mike Reynolds officiating. Burial in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. Friday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys and from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the church.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News January 5, 2010

Maxine Smith Powell

Maxine Smith Powell, 81, of Cutler, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 2, 1928 in Grantsville, W.Va. to Clarence S. and Nell M. Holpp Smith. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School. She was a member of the Dale United Methodist Church and enjoyed raising flowers and gardening. Maxine was a founding advisor to the Palmers Lads & Lassies 4-H Club. She was a youth advisor for many years at Oak Hill United Methodist Church and was active in Oak Hill and Dale Ladies Aid. Maxine and George wintered in Flagler Beach, Fla., for 30 years.

Maxine is survived by her husband, George S. Powell, they were married on Nov. 29, 1946; four children, G. Sam (Sharon) Powell of Stockport, William F. Powell of Cutler, Barbara (Ken) Kidder of Stockport and Daniel J. (Maureen) Powell of Columbia, S.C.; seven grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren; one brother, Donald (Louise) Smith of Wartburg, Tenn.; three sisters, Emma J. Garish of Akron, Martha Snyder of Wooster and Madylene (Allen) Hamrick of Parkersburg, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Herbert, Lester and Pete Smith.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home with Pastor Robin Swinsburg officiating. Friends may call at the Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Her burial will be in Dale Cemetery. There will be no public graveside service. Following services at the funeral home, family and friends are invited to a luncheon at the Palmer Community Center.

Donations may be made to a charity of choice. To send the family condolences, please visit our website, listed below.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 19, 2005

Norma J. Powell

Norma Jean Walker Morris Powell, 67, of Parkersburg passed away June 17, 2005, at Arbors at Marietta.

She was born Aug. 15, 1937, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late John H. and Elda May Matics Walker. She was a member of Calvary Temple and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Powell; a son, Michael Morris and his wife, Margaret, of Vienna; a stepson, Roger L. Powell Jr. and his wife, Christine, of McDill AFB, Tampa, Fla.; one daughter, Terry Elaine Alabaugh and her husband, Emmett, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; six grandchildren, Anthony Pfalzgraph of St. Marys, Carrie Ann Aguilar of Parkersburg, Michele Davis of Belmont, April Jenkins of Vienna, Katie Morris of Aventura, Fla., and Brett Morris of Vienna; five step grandchildren, Braun, Ross, Katie, Reed and Amy Powell, all of McDill AFB, Tampa, Fla.; five great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Wanda Holbert of Virginia Beach, Va., Ruth Peckens of Belpre, Nancy Snyder of Elyria, Ohio, and Terrie Brumbaugh of Belpre.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene O. Morris; one brother, Robert Walker; and one brother-in-law, Gary Snyder.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Don Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle September 22, 2004

Thomas Newton Powell, 75, of Fulton, Missouri, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at Fulton Manor Care Center.

He was born Oct. '7, 1928 in Parkersburg, a son of the late Benjamin Albert and Glenna Cottrill Hoskins Powell. He graduated from New Bloomfield Hi School, Mo. He. served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. Afterwards, he worked as an over the road truck driver, later for the Fulton State Hospital. He also drove a bus for Serve, Inc.

The past five years he worked part-time as a Santa Claus for area nursing homes and daycare centers.

He was a member of the Carrinton Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Donna Victor Powell; two daughters, Karen Hartman and husband, Daniel of Jefferson City, Mo., and Shelley Rae Jones and husband, Corwin of Steedman, Mo.; three sons, Gary and wife, Molly of Gilbert, Ar., Mark and Michael of Dallas, Tx.,; three brothers, James Porter and wife, Mary, Franklin and wife, Carolyn and Marion Pryse and wife, Nancy of St. Marys; ten grandchildren; one great grandson; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and `great nephews.

(Gerald Bills)


Alice B. Poynter

Alice B. Poynter, 79, of St. Marys died May 26, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Morgan County, a daughter of the late Ira E. and Ethel B. Wogan North. She was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church and the Joy Circle of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the St. Marys Woman’s Club. She had been an operator for the local telephone company for many years, and had been employed by the former Central Drug Store in St. Marys, and by Merle Norman Studio when it was in Grand Central Mall. On May 28, 1997, she suffered a debilitating stroke, which left her in a coma for a month, and incapacitated her for three more months. She miraculously recovered and came home Jan. 1, 1999.

Survivors include one great niece, with whom she had a grandmother/granddaughter relationship, Allison Loraine ‘‘Lori’’ Haught of Williamstown; several nieces and nephews, including Sara and Richard Haught of Williamstown; four brothers, Carrol North and his wife Selma of King George, Va., F. Pearl North and his wife Elinor of St. Marys and Reno, Russell North of Mansfield, Ohio, and Gene North and his wife Gwen of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rolla Poynter; one sister, Lorraine North; and one brother, Elden North.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday.

(Michael Anderson)


Pleasants County Leader - February 27, 1920

Bert Poynter

The remains of Bert Poynter, of East Liverpool, O., were brought here last Thursday and taken to Nine Mile for burial. Funeral services were conducted Saturday.

(Gerald Bills)


HANSEN C. POYNTER

St. Marys Oracle - June 6, 1896

Hansen C. Poynter was born in Preston County, Virginia, May 11, 1813 and died at his home in Pleasants County, this state, April 15th, 1896, at the age 82 years, 11 months and 4 days. He was united in marriage to Miss. Mary A. Shawl on the 6th day of April 1837, and was a father of several children among whom may be mentioned the names of John J. Poynter and George W. Poynter, both prominent and worthy ministers of the gospel in the Methodist Protestant Church, and C. B. Poynter, A. S. Poynter and J. K. Poynter who for honesty and uprightness of character ranked among the best citizens of Plesants County. Father Poynter united with the M. P. church in Preston County, Virginia in 1843, and for more than fifty-two years to the time of his death live an humble, earnest, devoted and consistent Christian and died triumphant in the faith, and through the grace of God that sustained him to so many years of toil and labor.

On April 17, 1896, Reverend D. H. Davis preached the sermon in memory of this good old father in Israel from a text found in the 37th Psalm at the 37th verse, after which his body was late to rest in the Nine Mile Cemetery by his friends and sorrowing relatives. His children return their sincere thanks to all persons rendering them assistants in any way in their hours of sadness and bereavement.

(Gerald Bills)


MARY A. POYNTER

St. Marys Oracle - Sept. 5, 1896

On July 23, 1896 to, Mary A., wife of Hanson C. Poynter, departed this life in her 74th year. She was married to Hanson C. Poynter April 6, 1836. To this union was given fifteen children, of whom eleven still survive to mourn their loss. She was converted in Monongalia county, W. Va. in the year 1844, and joined the Methodist Protestant Church. Sister Poynter bore her afflictions calmly, patiently, bravely, as those only who trust in the strong arm of God.

Among the children who mourn their loss are two sons, who led by the "saintly hand of mother," became ministers. May the balm of Gilead ever prove sufficient to console and comfort their hearts.

Sister Poynter was a kind advising mother and proved to be a good helpmeet for the husband to whom she was united. May God, the father of all, ever lead the children and bereaved ones in the path of light into heaven. That they may meet their old mother who has preceded them. The church has lost a true friend, the home has a vacant chair and the hearts of children and neighbors a vacuum.

Rev D. H. Davis preached an excellent sermon in memory of sister Poynter using these words as a text. "A gracious woman retaineth honor." To the bereaved friends, you have our sympathy. Oh how precious is the counsel of mother. What a legacy to children and friends. Through the besetments of 42 years mother was faithful to her God, now she rest in the sweet bye and bye. Oh blessed state, we will to be ready to join mother on the Golden Shore.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader- November 7, 1902

Obituary

Mary E. wife of Rev. J. J. Poynter, D. D., departed this life October 28, 1902, aged 59 years 4 months and 24 days.

Sister Poynter had been sick a longtime before and her death was not unexpected. She herself knew that she could not get well and expressed herself as prepared to go and resigned to the will of the Heavenly Father. Kind and loving hands did all the human power can do to smooth the pathway down to death's river. And on the 28th she quietly and peacefully crossed the river.

She was married to Dr. Poynter in 1862 and of this union ten children were born, nine of whom are living and were present at the funeral.

The writer preached the funeral sermon at the Nine Mile church after which the mortal remains were laid to rest to await the Resurrection morn.

The children will miss the loving care of a mother; the husband will miss the companionship of an affectionate wife, but He who alone can bring consolation will draw nearer in this dark hour of bereavement.– M. D. Helmick

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 5, 2005

Denzil L. Prather

Denzil L. Prather, 84, of Belpre passed away Dec. 2, 2005, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Elizabeth, W.Va., on March 18, 1921, a son of the late Hugh and Deborah Lewis Prather. He graduated from Elizabeth High School in 1938. He attended Potomac State College from 1938 until 1940. He was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He served with the 801st/492nd Bombardment Group (known as the "Carpetbaggers") of the 8th Air Force. He completed 30 missions, flying Consolidated B24 Liberators. He attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant. While in the service, he received numerous decorations, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars and the Air Medal with three Oak Clusters. The 801st/492nd Bombardment Group was issued the Croix de Guerre from the French government. He served in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe and Normandy.

Following his time in the service, he attended Marietta College, becoming the first graduate from Marietta College School of Petroleum in 1947. Denzil devoted his professional life to the oil and gas business. He worked in the oil fields in Texas, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio. In his early years, he was a partner in WEVA Oil and Gas. He worked with Southwestern Development Co. from 1953 until 1980. He was a partner in Loper & Prather, which was recognized in U.S. News and World Report as one of the leading consulting firms in the United States. He owned and operated Adena Petroleum Inc. He was a partner in PRENCO (Prather-Ruddock Energy Company). He was a member of the West Virginia Geological Society. He retired in 1995, but continued to be interested in the oil and gas business until his death. He valued the time he spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had been active with local schools and government. He was a former member of the Wirt County School Board of Education. He was a 40-year member of the Belpre Congregational Church, where he had served in many church offices. He enjoyed golfing, having had two holes-in-one to his credit.

Following retirement, he and his wife enjoyed spending time at their farm in Ritchie County.

Denzil is survived by his wife, Madeline Shimer Prather, whom he met in high school. They were married on May 13, 1945. They had six children, Denzil L. Prather Jr. of St. Marys, W.Va., Linda Holtgrewe and husband, Mike, of Williamstown, Mary Smith and husband, Nathan, of Perrysburg, Ohio, Anne Scarbro and husband, Ron, of Westerville, Ohio, and David Prather and wife, Missy, of Vienna; son-in-law, Pat Taylor of Belpre; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Bruce Prather of Abingdon,Va.; sister, Wilma Anderson of Midland, Texas; many nieces and nephews; and several cousins.

In addition to his parents, Denzil was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Taylor; two brothers; six half-brothers; and one half-sister.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with the Rev. Jeffery Atwater officiating. Burial will be at Rockland Cemetery, Belpre. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Scholarship fund at Belpre High School, 2014 Washington Blvd., Belpre, OH 45714.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 12, 2007

Charles J. Price

Charles J. “Rocky” Price, 79, of Sistersville, W.Va., passed away Dec. 10, 2007, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 16, 1928, in Sugar Valley, Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Charles and Stella Bailey Price. He retired from the Ormet Corporation and was an avid CB’er and horseshoe pitcher.

He is survived by his wife, Norma E. Wilkinson Price; sons, Charles W. Price of St. Marys, W.Va., and Larry D. Price of Sistersville; daughters, Susan Stoneking-Webb of Friendly, W.Va., Mary Alice Kendle of Parkersburg, Dawn Wilson of Parkersburg and Sandy K. Lasick of Friendly; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Ronald Price of St. Marys; and sisters, Frances Wilkinson of Sistersville, Phyllis Wells of St. Marys and Ruby Bennett of St. Marys.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Delmas, Kenneth, Jimmy, Raymond and Wayne Price; sisters, Janice Scadden, Lucille Price, Helen Beegle and Vivian Price; and half-brothers, Don and Clifford Price.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with the Rev. Gary Boyd officiating. Burial will be in Friendly Cemetery, Friendly. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 17, 2007

Dorothy A. Price

Dorothy Ann Price, 57, of Weirton, W.Va., died April 14, 2007, at Weirton Medical Center.

She was born May 7, 1949, in Harrisville, the daughter of the late Bernard Keith and Belva V. "Betty" Hall of Weirton.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by two daughters, Margaret and Teresa of South Dakota; three brothers, Mike Isner of St. Marys, Dennis C. Keith of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Richard W. Keith of Newton, N.C.; and one sister, Leslie Ann Barker of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Keith.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Evangelist Okey Lamp officiating. Burial will follow in the King Knob United Methodist Cemetery near Harrisville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 21, 2008

Ronald Lee Price Sr

Ronald Lee Price Sr., 60, of St. Marys, W.Va., died March 20, 2008.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Ronald Lee Price, Sr., 60, of St. Marys, WV, died, March 20, 2008, at the Arbors of Marietta, OH. He was born, August 26, 1947, at Raven Rock, Pleasants County, WV, a son of the late Charles and Stella Bailey Price. He had been employed by the Pleasants County Park, was a member of the St. Marys Nazarene Church, and was a handyman. His hobbies included hunting. He is survived by his children, Ronald Lee Price, Jr. and his wife, Tena, Joseph Price and his wife, Melissa, and Misty Price all of St. Marys, WV, six grandchildren, three sisters, Ruby Bennett and Phyllis Wilkinson both of St. Marys, WV, and Frances Wilkinson of Sistersville, WV, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara West Price, fours sisters, Janice Scadden, Lucille Price, Vivian Price, and Helen Beagle, and eight brothers, Kenneth, Raymond, Donald, Delmas, Bud, Jimmy, Charles, and Wayne Price. Services will be held Monday, March 24, 2008, at 3 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 A. M. to 3 P. M. Monday at the funeral home

(Gerald Bills)


Vivian Price

Vivian Price, 74, of Waverly, died Jan. 11, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Parkersburg.

She was born Nov. 20, 1926, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles E. and Rona Barnhart Price. She was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center, and the former Morris Restaurant, both in St. Marys, W.Va.

She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Boley and her husband, Sam, Dorothy Drake and her husband, David, all of St. Marys, and Elva Rogers and her husband, George of Newport, Ohio; three sons, Neal Price and his wife, Sandy of St. Marys, Dwight Price and his wife, Nicki, and Phil Price all of Canton, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Elmer Chancellor of Waverly; four sisters, Ruby Bennett of St. Marys, Frances Wilkinson and Phyllis Wilkinson both of Sistersville, and Helen Beagle of Paden City, W.Va.; three brothers, Charles Price and Wayne Price both of Sistersville, and Ronnie Price of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles and Louisa Barnhart; her stepmother, Stella Price; two grandchildren; six brothers, Kenneth, Raymond, Donald, Delmas, Bud and Jimmy Price; and two sisters, Janice Scadden and Lucille Price.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, with Edgar Satterfield officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News September 27, 2006

Wayne E. Price

Wayne E. Price, 62, of Sistersville, W.Va., died Sept. 24, 2006, at home.

He was born Feb. 20, 1944, in St. Marys, W.Va., a son of the late Charles and Stella Bailey Price. He was a former employee of the Watson Lumber Co. in St. Marys and attended the Sistersville Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by his wife, Judy A. Ebert Price; sons, Larry Price of Beallsville, Ohio, and Tommy Price of Ft. Carson, Colo.; daughter, Karen Price of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; brothers, Rocky Price of Sistersville and Ronald Price of St. Marys; and sisters, Frances Wilkinson of Sistersville and Phyllis Wells of St. Marys.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Delmas, Kenneth, Jimmy and Raymond Price; sisters, Janice Scadden, Lucille Price and Helen Beegle; and half-brothers, Don and Clifford Price.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with the Rev. Dennis Shirer officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 19, 2004

Wilma J. Price

Wilma Jean Price, 76, of St. Marys, went home to be with the Lord on May 17, 2004.

She was born April 12, 1928, a daughter of the late Frank and Gertrude Roberts Cumblidge. She was a retired housekeeper from Wetzel County Hospital. She was a very loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed shopping and gardening.

She is survived by two sons, Frank Vannoy of St. Marys and Daniel Vannoy of Marietta; one daughter, Linda Dunn of St. Marys; five sisters, Connie Moore of St. Marys, Helen Garner of Belmont, Betty Wright of Belpre, Peggy Cherryholme of California and Dorothy Randall of Florida; two brothers, Jack Cumblidge of Kentucky and Duke Cumblidge of California; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded by her parents; one sister, Edna Cokeley; twin infant sisters; and one brother, Jim Cumblidge.

Services will be 11 p.m. Thursday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Mike Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Willow Island Cemetery, St. Marys. Calling hours will be from 6-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to Relay For Life, P.O. Box 1, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 8, 2006

Betty O. Prince

Betty O. Prince, 84, of Williamstown passed away peacefully with her family present on March 6, 2006, at Marietta Memorial Hospital following a two-month illness.

She was born July 28, 1921, in Toledo, Ohio, to Wilbert and Nadine (Winters) Ohlemacher. Betty was a 1943 graduate of Miami University, Oxford. While she taught high school in Sandusky, Ohio, and Cincinnati, Betty was primarily a devoted mother and wife and a dedicated lifelong volunteer. Betty taught Sunday School for many years at the First Presbyterian Church in Marietta and was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Williamstown. She volunteered for years at the Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys. Betty was a member of the Williamstown Senior Women’s Club, the Presbyterian Women’s Association and the Marietta College Faculty Wives Club.

She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Dr. Jack E. Prince; two sons, Charles (Mary) Prince of Granville, Ohio, and Richard (Shalmah) Prince of Cincinnati; sister, Nadine Mack of Sandusky, Ohio; granddaughters, Lauren (Blair) Prince-Lucas of Suzhou, China, and Leslie Prince of Granville; nieces and nephews; and a number of special friends and caring neighbors.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; and three beloved aunts, Carrie, Elza and Helen Ohlemacher.

A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2006, at the First Presbyterian Church of Williamstown with Pastor Ken Calebaugh officiating.

The family is handling floral arrangements, but memorials may be made to the church’s memorial fund at 314 W. Fifth St., Williamstown, WV 26187.

The McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News, November 30, 2003

Maj. Ruby Pritchard

PARKERSBURG - Ruby Ellen Pritchard, Major U.S. Army Nurse Corps, retired, died Nov. 28, 2003, at Worthington Manor. She was born Nov. 14, 1914, to Rosco C. and Nancy Rebecca LaRue Pritchard in Pullman, W.Va. She graduated from Pennsboro High School in 1932 and St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Cum Laude in 1936. She was employed as a staff nurse at Muhlenburg Hospital, Plainfield, N.J., from 1937-1938 and Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y., from 1939-1941. She entered the Army Nurse Corps Oct. 15,1941 and was assigned to Barksdale Field, Shreveport, La., until January 1943, when she was assigned to Fort Polk, La., for overseas assignments. She was assigned to 140th Evacuation Hospital in France and Germany until the end of World War II. Upon returning to the states, she had several short assignments for the next few months. She spent a year at Fort Carson, Colo., and two years at Fort Riley, Kan. From there in 1949, she was sent to Johnson Air Force Base, Japan. After two years in Japan, the Korean War started. In February 1951, she was sent to Puson, Korea. Returning to the states in March 1952; she was assigned to Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen, Md. After 18 months, she was assigned to Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, for Nursing Administration School. After nine months, she was assigned as chief nurse at Fort Monroe, Va. In 1957, she was sent to Nuremberg, Germany for two years. In 1959, she was assigned to Walter Reed Army Hospital. In 1962, she was sent to Fort Lawton, Seattle; Wash., as chief of nursing services. After retiring, she lived in Pacific Grove, Calif., for five years before returning to Vienna, W.Va., in 1969. - She was a life member of the Military Officers Association of America, Mountain State Chapter Officer, St. Joseph's Nurses Alumni Association, Wayside United Methodist Church and Ruth Fellowship Circle. - She is survived by her nephews, John M. Pritchard and his wife, Susan, of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Donald Pritchard of California; a niece, Nancy Ann Taylor of Parkersburg; greatnephews, Josh A. Pritchard of Vienna, Michael Pritchard of Wisconsin and Matthew Pritchard of Philadelphia, Pa.; great-nieces, Traci Pritchard of California, Odessa Clay of Huntington, W.Va., and Lora Hale of North Carolina; several greatgreat-nieces; and one great-great-nephew. - She was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth L. and Arch G. Pritchard; one sister, Ena Mae Vaughan; and one nephew, James K. Pritchard. - Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with the Rev. Joseph Kenaston officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys with military honors. - Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today. - Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society or Wayside United Methodist Church.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 16, 2006

Mildred Pritchett

Mildred Frances Pritchett, 85, of St. Marys passed away July 14, 2006, at Worthington Manor Skilled Nursing Facility, Parkersburg.

She was born March 8, 1921, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Edward Elias and Mary Edna Cunningham Nichols. She was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center.

She is survived by two children, Charlotte Nicklaw and her husband, Gary, of Alpine, Calif., and Russ Pritchett and his wife, Erin, of Belmont; grandchildren, Christy McGiveron and her husband, Tim, of Big Bear, Calif., Brandi Nicklaw of Alpine, Calif., Craig Pritchett of Belmont and Kari Pritchett of Belmont; great-grandchildren, Austin Skorupa, Skyler McGiveron, Autumn Rose McGiveron, all of Big Bear; brothers, Homer Nichols and his wife, Aletha, and Clarence Nichols and his wife, Augusta, both of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jonathan Glenn Pritchett in 1967, and brother, Clyde Nichols.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Nine Mile Cemetery, Pleasants County, with Pastor Tim Nichols officiating.

The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to: The Nine Mile Community Building Fund, 73 Nine Mile Extension Rd., St. Marys, WV 26170.

Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 20, 2004

Joseph Procopio

ST. MARYS - Joseph James Procopio, 91, of St. Marys died Thursday, March 18, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

He was born in Caulonia, Italy, on March 4, 1913, a son of the late Salvatore and Maria Procopio. He had been in the Shoe Repair business for 68 years having owned the Square Deal Shoe Shop in St. Marys. He was a member of the St. John's Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Wilma Procopio; a son, Jim Procopio and his wife, Sue, of Parkersburg; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Lou Procopio and his wife, Doris, of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Nora Hill and her husband, Roy, of Oldsmar, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Nina Grable.

There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Westbrook Health Services Day Program at 2121 Seventh Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Online guestbook can be signed at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 15, 2007

Wilma Procopio

Wilma Procopio, 91, of St. Marys died, Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at her home.

She was born Oct. 7, 1915, a daughter of the late Harry and Dicie Boughner. She had been a beautician and owner off The Duchess Beauty Salon for over 50 years, her shop being located next door to her husband’s Square Deal Shoe Repair Shop. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. She was a lady of many talents and interests. Among those, her business, gardening, cooking, sports, art, community and friends, but most of all her love of family.

Survivors include a son, Jim Procopio and his wife, Sue, of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Rob and Stacey Procopio of Parkersburg and Steve Procopio and his wife, Shari, and four great-grandchildren, Kaity, Jessi, Sam and Joey of Amherst, Va.; a sister, Marilu Smith and her husband, Donley, of Marietta; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years, Joe Procopio; twin brothers, Harry and Harold Broughner; and her sister, Imogine Boughner.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys Alumni and Community Center, P.O. Box 304, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader August 27, 1920

INFANT DEAD

Edna Marie, the 7 days old infant of Mr. and Mrs W. V. Proper died on Saturday, the 21st and was buried on Saturday the 22nd in the Odd Fellow Cemetery, The first born is always dear to parents and our deepest sympathy is extended these young folks in their bereavement.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 22, 2004

Robert (Coonie) Pryor, Jr.

Robert (Coonie) Pryor, Jr., 81, of St. Marys, WV, died, May 20, 2004, at his residence. He was born, August 9, 1922, in St. Marys, WV, a son of the late Robert and Estella Garnet Barron Pryor. He was a 1942 graduate of St. Marys High School, a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II where he earned the Bronze Star. He was a member of the St. Marys Elks Lodge #1701, a member of the Moose Lodge, a member of St. Marys Lodge # 41 A. F. & A. M., and a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, St. Marys, WV, and introduced Vidalia Onions to the St. Marys Community. He is survived by two sons, Phil Pryor of Wheeling, WV, and Ron Pryor of Parkersburg, WV, two grandsons, Keith Pryor of Cincinnati, OH, and Mel Starcher of Nashville, TN, one brother, Allen “Murph” Pryor of Fly, OH, one sister, Rosalie Desouza of Desert Hot Springs, CA, and several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Earline McNair Pryor, one brother, Delbert Pryor and one sister, Lola Coleman. Services will be held Sunday, May 23, 2004, at 2:30 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV with military graveside rites.Calling hours from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P. M. Saturday, and from 1:30 to 2:30 P. M. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 8, 2009

Ruth Francis Pryor

Ruth Francis Pryor, 77, of Newport, Ohio, passed away March 6, 2009.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Newport Baptist Church, Newport, Ohio. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the church.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Ruth Francis Pryor, 77, of Newport, OH, passed away, March 6, 2009, at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, OH. She was born, July 7, 1931, in St. Marys, WV, a daughter of the late James and Erna Charlotte “Lottie” Huggins Francis. She was a member of the Newport Baptist Church and she served as an auxiliary member of the Newport Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years. She enjoyed working puzzle books.

She married Edwin Pryor on May 10, 1952 who survives. In addition to her husband she is survived by one son Edwin A. Pryor of Newport, OH, three grandchildren, Brent Pryor of Newport, OH, Renee Cohen of Reynoldsburg, OH, Nicole Kiggins of Moss Run, OH, one great grandson, Evan Cohen of Reynoldsburg, OH, one daughter-in-law, Joanne Pryor of Newport, OH, and one brother, Jack Francis of Williamstown, WV. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Randy Pryor, five sisters, Dorothy Cronin, Eloise Wilson, Ruby Francis, Helen Pethtel, Faynelle Rea, and three brothers, James Francis, Kenneth Francis, and Bruce Francis.

Services will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at 11 A. M. at the Newport Baptist Church, Newport, OH with Pastor Doug Brown officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport, OH. Calling hours from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 P. M. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV and from 10 until the time of the service Tuesday at the Church.

(Gerald Bills)


OCTOBER 2001?

Cody Edward Pugh
Eddie Lee Pugh
Charles Edward "Butchie" Pugh
Keith Alan Greene

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

The family was en-route to Marietta when the accident occurred.

Cody Edward Pugh of Dart, 0., Rt. 5, Marietta, was born Sept. 25, 1995, to Charles E. and Shawnee Salser Pugh Jr. He spent his early life in Marietta and was a member of the kindergarten class at Lawrence Elementary School.

He is survived by his mother of Marietta; two half-brothers, Keith Green and Jason Greene, both at home; one half-sister, Ashley Nicole of Marietta; one half- brother, Kyle Andrew of Waterford, 0H.; grandparents Ruth Ann and Charles Pugh Sr. of Rt. 2, Waverly, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Felty of Syracuse, 0H., and Charles Salser of Pomeroy, 0H; great-grandfather, Clarence Sunderman of Waterford; step-great-grandmother. Avis Sunderman of St. Marys; great-grandfather, Oris Hubbard of Syracuse; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by two other victims of the accident, his father Charles Edward "Butchie" Pugh Jr. and his uncle, Eddie Lee Pugh.

Eddie Lee Pugh, 30, of Dart, 0H., Rt. 5, Marietta, was born Jan. 11, 1971, in Marietta to Charles and Ruth Ann Sunderman Pugh Sr. He attended Hamilton Junior High School in Parkersburg and Frontier High School at New Matamoras. He spent his early life in Pleasants County in the Bull Creek area. He was a truck driver for Meylan Enterprises of Boaz.

On Oct. 29, 1988, he married Crystal S. Taylor, who survives with two daughters, Jennifer L. Pugh and Crystal L. Pugh, all at home; two brothers, Teddy E. Pugh of Belmont and Bryan E. Pugh and his wife, Rosa, of Waverly; one sister, Jessica L. Dunn and her husband, Milo, of New Matarnoras; his great-grandmother, Avis Sunderman of St. Marys; grandfather, Clarence Sunderman of Waterford, 0.; step-grandmother, Lucy Sunderman of Marietta; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gladys G. Sunderman; and two other victims of the accident, his brother Charles Edward “Butchie” Pugh Jr. and his nephew, Cody E. Pugh.

Charles Edward “Butchie” Pugh Jr., 31, of Dart, 0., Rt. 5, Marietta, was born Dec. 25, 1969, in Marietta to Charles and Ruth Ann Sunderman Pugh Sr. He grew up in the Bull Creek community in Pleasants County and attended St. Marys High School. He had been a truck Driver for Meylan Enterprises of Boaz.

On May 18, 1996, he married Shawnee Salser Green, who survives with two stepsons, Keith Green and Josh Green, all at home. Also surviving are one son, Kyle Andrew Sunderman of Waterford, 0H.; one daughters, Ashley Nicole Pugh of Marietta; his parents of Rt. 2, Waverly; two brothers, Teddy E. Pugh of Belmont and Bryan R. Pugh and his wife, Rose, of Waverly; one sister, Jessica Dunn and her husband, Milo, of New Matamoras; grandfather, Clarence Sunderman of Waterford; great-grandmother, Avis Sunderman of St. Marys; step-grandmother, Lucy Sunderman of Marietta; and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gladys G. Sunderman; and two other victims of the accident, son Cody E. Pugh and brother Eddie L. Pugh.

Joint funeral services were held at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta with Melvin Adams officiating. Burial was in Hubbs Cemetery in Pleasants County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pugh Memorial Fund in care of McClure-Schafer­Lankford Funeral Home, 314 4th St., Marietta, OH 45750, to help defray the medical and final expenses of family members.

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

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

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

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

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

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News January 11, 2008

Neva Irene Pugh

Neva Irene Pugh, 74, of Sandusky, Ohio, died Jan. 9, 2008.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Neva Irene Pugh, 74, of Sandusky, OH, died, January 9, 2008, at the Lutheran Memorial Home in Sandusky. She was born, December 9, 1933, in Hebron, Pleasants Co., WV, a daughter of the late Fred B. and Florence McPeters Lamp. Neva loved painting and quilting and she was a member of the Lutheran Church in Sandusky, OH. She is survived by a son, David Pugh and his wife, Charlotte, of Sandusky, OH, one daughter, Diane Tirado and her husband, Hector, of Lancaster, PA, three grandchildren, Sara Cumins of Sandusky, OH, Misty Tirado of Lancaster, PA, Michelle Alston and her husband, Arick, of Lancaster, PA, two great-grandchildren, Richard Rosas, Jr., Isabel Alston, three sisters, Leota Sharrock of Lynn, IN, Nila Jean Winland of St. Marys, WV, Beulah Colvin of Estel Springs, TN, two brothers-in-law, Edward Gregg, Robert Lough, both of St. Marys, WV, one sister-in-law, Betty Lamp of Toronto, OH, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred B. “Jack” Lamp, Austin Lamp, two sisters, Edwina Gregg, and Ethel Mae Lough. Services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2007, at 1 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Terry Lough officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lane Masonic Cemetery, Hebron, WV. Calling hours will be from 11 A. M. until the time of the service on Saturday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 25, 2007

Myra L. Purves

Myra Lee Purves, 66, of Pennsboro, W.Va., departed this life after an extended illness on Monday, April 23, 2007, at the family residence in Pennsboro.

Myra was born on Nov. 12, 1940, in Pennsboro, a daughter of the late Charles and Juanita Nutt Weekley. She was employed for 34 years by the former Pennsboro Manufacturing Co. in the garment industry as a plant manager and later was employed by the Department of Justice at Clarksburg, W.Va., for 10 years in the Special Processing Center. Myra was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1958 and also was a member of the former Queen Rebekah Lodge of Pennsboro.

She is survived by a son, Tony (Lori) Poling of Pennsboro; daughter, Stephanie Poling and companion, Ed Gilmore, of Pennsboro; brothers, Vance Weekley of Pennsboro and David (Mary Lou) Weekley of St. Marys, W.Va.; grandchildren, Myra Elizabeth “Betsy” Boggs (Matthew) of Middlebourne and Carson Poling of Pennsboro; and special niece, Audra Cunningham of Maple Lane, W.Va.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Harland Hodge and Sam Lambert officiating. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials in the name of Myra Purves are preferred to the Ritchie County Humane Society, P.O. Box 194, Harrisville, WV 26362.

(Gerald Bills)


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