"T" Obituaries   
 


Parkersburg News March 7, 2005

Stephen Talkington

Stephen L. Talkington, 54, of St. Marys, died March 5, 2005, at his residence.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Stephen L. Talkington, 54, of St. Marys, WV, died, March 5, 2005, at his residence. He was born, June 11, 1950, in Steubenville, OH, a son of Bettie Haddox Talkington of Weirton, WV. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, was retired from Weirton Steel in 1994, and like to hunt and fish. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Cheryl Davis Talkington, one son, Steven Scott Talkington, serving with the U. S. Army in Korea, one daughter, Sabrina Crystal Talkington Reese and her husband, Matt of Fredricksburg, VA, one grandson, Christopher Brian Reese of Fredricksburg, VA, Brothers, James Talkington of New Manchester, WV, Jeff Talkington of Colliers, WV, and Scott Talkington of Weirton, WV, Sisters, Linda Swanson of Florida, Sandra Hans of Little River, SC, Cindy Kohen and Tina Tuno both of Weirton, WV, brother-in-law, Bill Swanson and his wife, Mary of Weirton, WV, and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Calling hours from 4 to 9 P. M. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV. Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 10, 2008

Robert Law Tallman

Robert Law Tallman, 90, of Parkersburg, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at his residence.

He was born in Reedy, Roane County, a son of the late Asa Delbert and Natlie Flesher Tallman.

Mr. Tallman retired from Dupont, Washington Works. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II, having served in the Eighth Air Force 493rd Bombardment Group in the European Theatre of Operations. Mr. Tallman was a former member of the Kiwanis Club and was a member of First U.M. Church, Parkersburg.

He is survived by two daughters, Linda Jean DeHaven and husband, Joe, of Parkersburg and Shirley Ann Hardbarger and husband, Thomas, of Belmont; one son, Robert Wayne Tallman and wife, Sonja L., of Williamstown; two brothers, Everett Homer Tallman of Williamstown and Oren James Tallman of Liverpool; seven grandchildren, Robert "Rob" Edward Tallman of Huttonsville, Angela Joy Bean of Vienna, Chad Thomas Hardbarger of Louisiana, Kristi Ann Riggs of New Matamoras, Ohio, Melissa Sue Simons of Pittsburgh, Joshua Joseph and Jason William DeHaven of Parkersburg; and 10 great-grandchildren, Emily Tallman, Brittany Bean, Moriah, Malynda and Christopher Riggs, Monique, Christopher, Bryce, Jordan and Gavyn Hardbarger.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Edna Irene Taylor Tallman; and two brothers, Howard Goodloe Tallman and Asa Delbert Tallman Jr.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Allen and Mr. Tallman's grandson, the Rev. Chad T. Hardbarger officiating. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to service Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Evergreen North Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by Parkersburg Post 15 American Legion.

The family would like to thank the staff of Amedisys Hospice of Parkersburg for their wonderful care and would request expressions of sympathy be made to their agency. Contribution envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


PATRICIA TANNER

Maryland Gazette on Wednesday, September 5, 2001.

Funeral Services for Patricia Tanner, 60, of Glen Burnie will be held at 9 a.m. today at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 6405 N. Orchard Road, Linthicum.

Mrs. Tanner died Sept. 2 at Harbor Hospital Center. The cause of death was not available.

She was born Patricia Messenger Sept. 19, 1940, in New Jersey.

Mrs. Tanner worked for the Motor Vehicle Administration for 27 years, where she was a department manager.

She was a member of the AARP, the Historical and Genealogical Society of Maryland and the Anne Arundel County Genealogical Society.

Mrs. Tanner enjoyed genealogy research, reading and needlepoint.

Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Edward "Mike" Tanner; one son, John Connell; three daughters, Florence Scheffel, Michelle Hodson and Theresa Cunningham; three stepdaughters, Rhonda Sealey, Michelle Parrish and Theresa Hamlett; her mother, Florence A. Messenger; one brother, Frank C. Messenger Jr.; one sister Kathleen Messenger and 13 grandchildren.

Monsignor Francis X. Zorbach will conduct the services. Interment will be in Glen Haven Memorial Park. Arrangements were made by Gonce Funeral Home.

(Theresa (Connell) Cunningham)


Duane Tate

Duane Tate, 73, of St. Marys died March 30, 2001, at his residence.

He was born April 16, 1927, in Harrisville. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army in the 398th Military Police Battalion. He worked as an oil field worker and well tender for many years, and had also worked at Ford Motor Co. Duane was affiliated with Wesley United Methodist Church, Ellenboro.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Ruth Haddox Tate; three sons, Larry D. Tate, Richard L. Tate and Russell P. Tate, all of Harrisville; two daughters, Sandra Morris of Harrisville and Susan L. Corbitt of Ellenboro; one brother, Hubert Tate of Wooster, Ohio; three sisters, Velma Prunty of Belmont, and Betty Prunty and Helen Jean Boyce, both of Harrisville; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Duane was preceded in death by his parents, Charles O. and Virginia Weaver Tate; one brother, Denver Tate; one sister, Evelyn Zinn; and one grandson, David Duane Lawrence.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Raiguel Funeral Home,Harrisville, the Rev. Harland Hodge officiating. Burial in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-9 p.m. today and prior to services on Monday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News June 2, 2010

Bonnie Marie Taylor

Bonnie Marie Taylor, 63, of St. Marys, W.Va., died May 31, 2010, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 21, 1946, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Al Russell and Daisy Dearth Taylor. She had been employed at Carehaven of Pleasants in Belmont, W.Va., was a homemaker, and enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her companion of 41 years, Bill Pinkerton of St. Marys; daughters, Shawna Clevenger and Marlene Blouir, both of St. Marys, Nora Sipes and Delores Thompson, both of Parkersburg, Lori Taylor, Diana Taylor and Tina Pinkerton, all of St. Marys; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Burl Taylor and Jim Taylor, both of St. Marys, and Dick Taylor of Williamstown, W.Va.; sister, Jean Arnett of Ritchie County, W.Va., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by aunt and uncle, Georgia and Clint Taylor, who helped raise her and her siblings after her parents died unexpectantly; two sisters, Catherine Irene Taylor and Debra Darlene Taylor, and two brothers, Carl E. Taylor and Charles Taylor.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Randy Stewart officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today, and from 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 12, 2008

Carrie J. Taylor

Carrie J. Taylor, 94, of the Heritage, St. Marys, W.Va., and formerly of New Martinsville and Huntington, W.Va., died April 10, 2008 at The Heritage.

She was born Nov. 25, 1913, in Ironton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Henry Edward and Myrtle Ada Welker McMillion. She worked beside her husband, the Rev. O. Burl Taylor faithfully doing the Lord’s work. She served in many offices in the church and association. She was a member of the Beverly Hills Baptist Church in Huntington.

She is survived by her daughters, Flora A. (O.J.) Sizemore of New Martinsville and Patricia S. (Stephen) Collias of Winchester, Ky.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Burl Taylor in 1985; son, Charles E. Taylor; brothers, Vernon, Ira and Henry McMillion; and sisters, Naomi Shamblin and Nina Terry.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ridgelawn Memorial Park Chapel in Huntington with the Rev. Keith Creasy officiating. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times December 10, 2003

Charles R. Taylor

EUSTIS, Fla. - Charles R. Taylor, 63, formerly of St. Marys, W.Va., died at 12:35 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 9, 2003) in Florida Waterman Hospital. He had made his home in Eustis.

He was born Oct. 8, 1940, in Pleasants County, W.Va., to Russell and Daisy Dearth Taylor.

He is survived by two daughters, Debbie Scoggan and her husband, John, of Lowell and Kim Taylor of Marietta; three sons, Roger Taylor and his wife, Luann, of Zanesville, Chuck Taylor and his friend, Laura, of Marietta and Larry Taylor and his wife, Becky, of Newport; 13 grandchildren, Ashlee, Amanda and John Scoggan Jr. of Lowell, Chris Taylor of Belpre, Alyssa Taylor of Zanesville, Jeremy and Steven Perry of Indiana, Carisa and Colton Taylor of Reno, and Derrick, Casey, Josh and Zack Taylor of Newport; three stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandson of Zanesville; two sisters, Jean Arnett and her husband, Doyle, of Cairo, W.Va., and Bonnie Taylor of Belmont, W.Va.; three brothers, Jim Taylor and his wife, Sandy, and Beryl Taylor and his wife, Alice, all of St. Marys, and Dick Taylor and his wife, Betty, of Williamstown; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Katie and Debbie Taylor; one brother, Carl Taylor; and his grandparents.

Graveside services are Dec. 20 in Willow Island Cemetery. The time of the service will be announced at a later date. There is no visitation.

Arrangements are by McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Taylor Memorial Fund, in care of Debbie Scoggan, McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, 314 Fourth St., Marietta, Ohio 45750.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 29, 2006

Dollie V. Taylor

Dollie Virginia Taylor, 84, of St. Marys, W.Va., died April 28, 2006.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours will be from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Dollie Virginia Taylor, 84, of St. Marys, WV, died April 28, 2006 at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. She was born, March 14, 1922, in St. Marys, WV, a daughter of the late Andrew A. and Rachel Jane Hiley Taylor. She attended the Church of Christ in her younger years and she worked at the marble factory. She is survived by her sister, Nettie Taylor, of St. Marys, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and caregiver Delno Bunner of St. Marys. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George Taylor, and sister, Hattie Jordan. Services will be held Monday, May 1, 2006, at 1 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with the Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling Hours will be from 7 to 9 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times - January 7, 2004

Douglas J. Taylor

ST. MARYS, W.Va. - Douglas J. Taylor, 86, of St. Marys died Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2004) at his residence.

He was born March 12, 1917, in Worcester, Mass., to Henry Taylor and Lavena Jennings Taylor Costas. He graduated from Worcester Public Schools and received an engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He had been employed with Linde Air Products Co. in Tonawanda, N.Y., and came to Pleasants County as a chemical process design engineer for Union Carbide Corp. His professional specialty and vocational interests were in the emergency service areas of fire protection, safety, and disaster/emergency response.

He retired from Union Carbide on Jan. 2, 1983, and was volunteer director of the Pleasants County Office of Emergency Service for more than 30 years. He was also chairman of the Pleasants County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for more than 15 years, starting with its inception, and was editor of several editions of the Pleasants County Emergency Response Plan. He was active in several organizations. He was president of the Central Ohio Valley Industrial Emergency Organization (COVIEO) on two separate occasions, once representing Union Carbide Corp. and again representing Pleasants County. He was a past governor of the West Virginia District of Kiwanis International. He was also a past chairman of the Pleasants County Democratic Executive Committee, and was listed in several editions of Who's Who in the South and the Southwest. He was a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and had been a member of the Masons, and the Elks. With his wife, he participated in many of the emergency response plans and disaster drills. The Taylors worked together developing local and regional emergency response plans and organizations. On Aug. 1, 2001, the Doug and Edie Taylor Fund for Pleasants County Emergency Response was founded and dedicated to the memory of Edie Taylor. It is designed to support organizations, causes and charitable concerns related to providing emergency response services in the community of Pleasants County, W.Va.

He is survived by three brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Donna and Darrell Harding of St. Marys, W.Va., Colleen and Paul Riggs of Newport, and Marilyn and Dwight Harding of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; nine nieces and nephews; and one cousin, Vasilios Kouvaros and his wife, Vasiliki Kovaros, of Shrewsbury, Mass.

On June 10, 1967, he married Edie Harding Taylor. She died on Aug. 10, 2000. He was also preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Odis Costas; and his stepmother, Irene King Taylor.

Services are at 11 a.m. Friday at Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with the Rev. Hayward Perkey officiating. Burial is in Pleasants Memorial Estates in Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Doug and Edie Taylor Fund, in care of Pleasants Community Foundation, P.O. Box 420, St. Marys, W.Va. 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 13, 2006

Georgia P. Taylor

Georgia Pauline Dearth Taylor, 81, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Wednesday, April 12, 2006.

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

(As Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Georgia Pauline Dearth Taylor, 81, of St. Marys, WV, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg. She was born September 3, 1924, in Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late Howard M. and Molly Johnson Dearth. She was methodist by faith and had attended Ingram Ridge Church. She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by two daughters, Becky Richards, her husband Doug, and their children Laci and Kristy, with whom she lived with in St. Marys, Helen Wilson, and her husband Dale, of St. Marys, five sons, David G. Taylor, and his wife Sherry, Bobbie G. Taylor, and his wife Cheryl, Billy D. Taylor, and his wife Virginia, Teddy E. Taylor, and his wife Linda, all of St. Marys, Freddy D. Taylor, and his wife Lori, of Marietta, OH, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, two sisters, Patsy Stadler, of St. Marys, Marie Graham, of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, four brothers, Charles Dearth, of Belmont, James Dearth, of St. Marys, Tom Dearth, of Canton, OH, Terry Dearth, of Marietta, she also raised several nieces and nephews including: Beryl Taylor, James Taylor, both of St. Marys, Howard Taylor, of Waverly, WV, Bonnie Taylor, of Belmont, WV, and Jean Arnett, of Twin Oaks, WV. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton G. Taylor, son, Roger L. Taylor, brother, Delmer D. Dearth, two sisters, Joanne Semith, Daisy Taylor, and nephews, Carl Taylor and Charles Taylor. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 11 A.M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Rev. Gale Lauderman officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Calling hours will be from 4 to 9 P.M. Friday and from 9 to 11 A.M. Saturday at funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - August 1, 1902

Obituary

Henry Schmulbach Taylor, son of Frank M. and Emma M. Taylor, of this city, was born August 11th, 1901, and died July 23, 1902, aged 11 months and 12 days. He was baptized October 19, 1901, by Rev. A. W. Werder, of the Lutheran church of Wheeling. A brief funeral service was conducted at the Taylor home on First Street, July 24th, by Rev. A. A. Kelly, in the presence of quite a company of relatives and neighbors, after which the remains were taken to Wheeling and laid to rest in the Greenwood cemetery. He was a hearty, intelligent child of large promise and in view of the fact that he was the only child of the home, his passing was marked with peculiar sadness. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor have the sympathy of their many friends.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - March 12, 1901

"James Taylor Dead"

"James Taylor, aged 49, died at his home just east of the city, Tuesday night of pneumonia. He was buried yesterday at the Bailey graveyard on Broad Run.

The deceased leaves a wife and family to mourn their untimely loss.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle May 25, 2005

James Edward Taylor

James Edward Taylor, 39, of Marion Street, died Friday (May 20, 2005) at a friend’s home in Parkersburg.

He was born July 25, 1965, in Marietta to Fred Taylor Sr. and Arlene Lauderman Taylor of Marietta. He was a graduate of Marietta High School and enjoyed playing his guitar and singing, and also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He had been a press operator for several years.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Moore Taylor; his mother and father of Marietta; four sons, Christopher Taylor, James Taylor Jr., Aaron Taylor, and Justin Oliver; two daughters, Ashley Taylor and Dezzarae Taylor; two sisters, Tammy Taylor (Lawrence Erb) of Lowell, and Carla Miller (Bill Boswell) of Marietta; and two brothers, Freddy Taylor Jr. and his fiancée, Rhonda Morris, and Steve Taylor and his fiancée, Marsha Van Liere. He is also survived by two half sisters, Crystal Taylor and Patty Best and her husband, Bill, of Marietta; three half brothers, Freddy Scarbrough, Jason Taylor, and Daniel Taylor, all of Marietta; five nieces, Alicia Miller, Jolisa Taylor, Misty Miller, Carrie Taylor, and Kelsey Boswell; one nephew, Steven Hinzman; three great-nieces, Alexis Nicholas, Josie Nicholas, and Akaysha Shankland; his grandfather, Gale Lauderman Sr. of Marietta; and his grandmother, Georgia Taylor of St. Marys, W.Va.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Erlene Lauderman; his grandfather, Clinton Taylor; his uncle, George Steele; and two nephews, Billy Joe and Joey Elder Burwell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with the Rev. Gale Lauderman officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Lowell. Friends may call from 7 p.m. today until the hour of the services at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg October 8, 2009

Jeanette Coram Taylor

Jeanette Coram Taylor, 82, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Oct. 6, 2009, at the Fairmont General Hospital in Fairmont, W.Va.

She was born April 9, 1927, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Moses and Nozha Jahlwan Coram. She was a 1945 graduate of St. Marys High School, received her bachelor's in nutrition from WVU and was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi Sorority. She worked as a dietitian at the former St. Mary's Hospital in Clarksburg, W.Va., and had been a social worker for the former Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys. She was a member of the St. John's Catholic Church, a member of the Altar Society, a member of the Senior Citizens Club and a member of the St. Marys Community Light Committee. Her hobbies included cooking and baking, her favorite was to shop, gardening, reading and enjoying her family.

She is survived by her children, daughter, Elizabeth McLellan and her husband, David, of Fairmont, son, Jeffrey Taylor and his wife, Dee, of Belmont, W.Va.; grandchildren, Jeffrey W. Taylor Jr. of Richmond, Va., Mary Beth Taylor and her fiance, Brandon Mattes, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sarah Beth McLellan of Nashville, Tenn., Laura Taylor McLellan and Liza Montgomery McLellan, both of Charlottesville, Va., and David Matthew McLellan of Nashville, Tenn.; sister, Virginia Coram of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, D.M. "Bussy" Taylor; and brothers and sisters, Edna Coram, James Moses Coram, Mary Coram Ghaphery and Samuel George Coram.

A Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at the St. John's Catholic Church, St. Marys, with Father Paul Manickathan officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, where a Rosary Service will be at 8 p.m.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 9, 2007

Junior L. Taylor

Junior Lee Taylor, 68, of Parkersburg went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2007, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 28, 1938, in Eureka, W.Va., a son of the late William and Zelma Malone Taylor. He was retired from the Blennerhassett Hotel and was a member of the Camden Avenue Church of Christ.

He is survived by one brother, Patrick Ernest Taylor of Belmont, W.Va. He made his home with his niece, Mary Caplinger and her husband, Harvey Sr., of Parkersburg; and was survived by several other nieces and nephews, Darlene St. Peter, Ernest Taylor, Junior Taylor, Mary Jo Gasper, Patrick Taylor Jr., Danny Taylor, Darlene McClahan, Barbara Owens, Susie Taylor, Linda Hooper, Janet Bradley, Mike Taylor and Ray Taylor; and several great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Earl, Raymond, Daniel, Amos and Frank; and one sister, Mary (Hackathorn) Williams.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., south Parkersburg, with Dana Slingluff officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Island Cemetery, Belmont. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 18, 2009

Linda Lee Smith Taylor

Linda Lee Smith Taylor, 60, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away on April 17, 2009, in Belmont, W.Va.

She was born Dec. 29, 1948, in Schley, Ohio, to Jimmy and Betty Lou Matheny Smith of Newport, Ohio. She attended Newport School and she worked at Colin Anderson and Carehaven for years.

She is survived by her husband, Ted Taylor; one daughter, Debra Jean (Marcus) Blanks of Parkersburg; two sons, Teddy (Mary) Taylor and Wayne (Cherie) Taylor of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters; and six brothers, Susie (Don) Thomas, Michael (Chris) Smith, Darrell (Mary) Smith, Randall (Penny) Smith and Bryan Smith, all of Newport, Janet (Abert) Brookover of Richmond, Va., Marvin (Chris) Smith of Marietta and Gary (Kim) Smith of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Clint and Georgie Taylor.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Pastor John Strimer officiating.

Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 2-3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Lucille N. Taylor

Lucille N. Taylor, 87, of St. Marys, died June 21, 2002, at CareHaven of Pleasants in Belmont.

She was born Jan. 26, 1917, in Severyl, KS, to the late Hubert and Amy Shell.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, George Taylor of St. Marys; one brother, Morris Shell of OK; a special niece, Bernice Morehouse of Marietta; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Services were Sunday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys I00F Cemetery.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News April 26, 2007

Lula M. Taylor

Lula Mae Taylor, 79, of Vienna died Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born in Lubeck, a daughter of the late Henry and Louise Sams Kaufman. She was a longtime employee of Cox’s Department Store and a mother and homemaker.

She is survived by four children, Edythe M. Jones and her husband, Tim, of Fort Myers, Fla., Kenneth E. Taylor and his wife, Kathy, of Parkersburg, Robert A. Taylor of Whipple, Ohio, and Debra J. Taylor of Vienna; five grandchildren, Necia Leleux of Cape Coral, Fla., Robert E. Taylor of Parkersburg, Amber E. Rhodes of St. Marys, Tracy J. Milligan of Marietta and Anthony Wayne Milligan of Lowell, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren (with one on the way); and two sisters, Irene Federer of Parkersburg and Eileen McAtee of Williamstown.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Kaufman.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Leavitt Family Gathering and Reception Center. Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 4451, Parkersburg, WV 26104.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 18, 2009

Nettie Mae Taylor

Nettie Mae Taylor, 84, of Belmont, W.Va., died Feb. 16, 2009.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Nettie Mae Taylor, 84, of Belmont, WV, died, February 16, 2009, at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. She was born, May 24, 1924, in St. Marys, WV, a daughter of the late Andrew A. and Rachel Jane Hiley Taylor.

She is survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and her caregiver, Delma Bunner of St. Marys, WV. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, George Taylor, and two sisters, Hattie Jordan and Dollie Taylor.

Services will be held Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 2 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 6 to 8 P. M. Wednesday.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 27, 1920

Mrs. Rosanna Taylor

Mrs. Rosanna Taylor was born October 15, 1825 at Middlebourne, Tyler County, Virginia now West Virginia; died at Parkersburg, West Virginia, December 5, 1919. She was the daughter of Daniel and Mary Ruttencutter, who came to this country in the early part of the last century and located at Middlebourne. They moved from there to near St. Marys, West Virginia. Mrs. Taylor was married to Mr. John F. Taylor, February 6, 1844, and to this happy union there were eleven children born, of whom nine are living, namely: Z. T. Taylor, Charleston; J. W., F. M., and T. J. Taylor, and Mrs. Phoebe Knight, St. Marys; Mrs. H. R. Flesher, Williamstown, Mrs. Margaret Bailey and Miss Allie Taylor, Parkersburg; and Mrs. Ella Washburn, Akron, O. One brother, Abraham Ruttencutter, of St. Marys is still living. There are also, twenty eight grandchildren, and forty-eight great grandchildren. Her husband died about twenty-six years before.

Mrs. Taylor was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of 15 years, being a very devoted and consecrated member of the church all her life. She was a constant reader of the Bible and the Christian Advocate. She was esteemed and loved by her family and friends for her loving disposition and gracious character as well as her most loyal and devoted interest in the Church and its welfare. Her home was the home of the Methodist Preacher for years near Grape Island in Pleasants County, she being a member of the old Bethesda Church at that place. She has left a valuable legacy to her family in the sweetness of her life, which will be a precious inheritance to all. She was gentle of spirit, kind to all, and always interested in the greatest good to the greatest number. She was devoted intensely to her Christ, and a woman of remarkable domestic sweetness. She loved her home, her children, and was so kind and helpful to them all. Indeed she was a true mother and friend of everybody who came in her presence. She was buried in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Parkersburg, after services conducted by her pastor at the residence, Rev. Jas. E. Scott, Ph. D., of the St. Andrews M.E. Church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. Her memory will ever be with those she left to follow her beautiful life.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News My 5, 2005

Shirley A. Taylor

Shirley Ann Frantz Taylor, 70, of St. Marys died May 4, 2005, at the Marietta Center For Health and Rehabilitation, Marietta.

She was born March 14, 1935, in Akron, Ohio, a daughter of the late Jesse and Margaret Emoline Bills Frantz. She was a member of the Calcutta United Methodist Church and retired from Pleasants County Schools after more than 20 years service. She was a graduate of Kenmore High School in Akron, Ohio.

She is survived by three sons, Mark Franklin Taylor and his wife, Kimmy Sue, and Greg Lee Taylor and his wife, Sharon, all of St. Marys, and Wade Alan Taylor of Watkinsville, Ga.; five grandsons, Phillip Morgan Taylor, Frank Taylor, Scott Taylor, Brian Taylor, and Kyle Taylor; two sisters, Ruby Golech and her husband, Joe, of Green, Ohio, and Joan Smith of Carrollton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Jessie Mackey Frantz; her husband, Franklin H. Taylor; and one son, Brian Taylor.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Calcutta United Methodist Church, Pleasants County, with the Rev. Arthur Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Calcutta Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home and 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


CRONIN - SMITH - TEMPLETON TRAGEDY

The following dates are from the Ruttencutter Funeral Home Records:
Billy Dale Smith 3/28/1944 - 8/4/1973
Tonda Smith 11/25/1963 - 8/4/1973
Sondra Smith 11/25/1963 - 8/4/1973
Brenda Sue Smith 2/12/1965 - 8/4/1973
James E. Cronin 10/23/1966 - 8/4/1973
James W. Cronin 8/11/1944 - 8/4/1973
Larry Ralph Templeton 7/18/1929 - 8/4/1973

St. Marys Oracle - August 9, 1973

Seven Drown In Car Overturned in Creek

Seven county residents - four of them children - drowned Saturday night when their car sliced off the narrow road and over an embankment into Middle Island Creek.

The eighth passenger of the 1965 Mustang, 14 year old Joseph Francis, escaped from the submerged car and swam and ran to the nearby Delno Truex home for help.

The victims:
James Cronin, 28, Rt. 2, St. Marys, James Edward Cronin, 9 his son; Billy Dale Smith, 29, Rt. 1, St. Marys; his nine year old twin daughters, Sonda Irene and Tonda Ann and their sister, Brenda Sue, 8; and Larry (Bud) Templeton, 44, Rt. 1, Friendly.

The mishap occurred just after 10:00 p. m., Saturday, after the car ran off W. Va. 3-13, the unpaved route above Middle Island, just beyond the Truex home.

The youth, who had learned to swim only last month while working at the park, pounded at the Truex door, then returned to the road with a flashlight to halt any passerby, while Mrs. Truex telephoned for help. First to arrive was Trooper Bill Vira, followed by Pleasants County Emergency Squad and the Davis Motor Co. wrecker.

The young survivor told police he did not know how he extracted himself from the car, but that he swam towards the other side of the stream before noticing the car taillights, reversing himself, reaching the upper bank and dashing to the nearest home. Francis was quoted as saying that Cronin, driver of the car, had been nodding his head and that he had tried to awaken him by shaking just as the vehicle veered off the road. "He sort of went to sleep," the youth told investigating Trooper Vira.

The car just slipped off the side of the road and went down a very steep embankment, dropping about 15 feet into the water, according to Trooper Vira. There was no evidence of speeding or any slide marks on the dry roadway, he added.

"There was the car turned over in the creek, with just the back wheels and the bumper sticking out of the water," the trooper described the scene after Francis flagged him down with the flashlight and turned around and headed up the hollow where the youth said the car was.

"The wrecker pulled the car from the water," the trooper reported, "and all seven bodies were removed after the car was brought to shore. That boy was lucky to get out alive. He told us he had a rough time out therein the water. It was dark and he couldn't see much of anything. He somehow managed to make it to shore and go for help, It was just too late to do anything for the others when help arrived , " he remarked.

OBITUARIES

James W. Cronin was born in Pleasants county a son of Nancy Smith Cronin and the late James I. Cronin. He was an employee of the W. Va. Dept. of Highways.

Surviving are his widow, Violet Bennett Cronin; three daughters, Valery, Nancy and Shirley, all at home; three brothers, Howard Cronin of Williamstown, Danny Cronin, Newport, O., and Robert Cronin of Waverly; three sisters, Mrs. Luella Dornon, Williamstown, Mrs. Pearl Winland, St. Marys, and Mrs. Virginia Hendershot of New Matamoras, O.

James Edward Cronin was born in Parkersburg, and is survived by his mother and three sisters.

Funeral services for Mr. Cronin and his son were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Clay Point United Methodist Church near here with the Rev. Frank Lambert officiating. Burial was in the Lamp Cemetery near the church.

Billy Dale Smith was born in Pleasants County, a son of the late Aaron and Verna Bailey Smith.

Surviving are his widow, Joan Westbrook Smith; three sons, Billy, Scottie, and Keith Smith, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Helen Cochran, New Matamoras, O., Mrs. Dottie Dornon, Northfield, O., Mrs. Marilyn Christopher, Tennessee, and Mrs. Rosemary Westbrook of St. Marys.

The twins, Tonda Ann and Sonda Irene Smith were born in Wood County.

Brenda Sue Smith was born in Marietta. The children are survived by their mother and three brothers.

Joint funeral services for the Smiths were Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Willow Island Baptist Church with the Rev. Virgil Sallee officiating. Burial was in Willow Island Cemetery.

Larry (Bud) Templeton was born in Pleasants county, a son of the late Pearl and Amanda Huff Templeton, and has been employed by the Pleasants County Park Commission.

Surviving are three daughters, Carolyn Templeton, Gayla Stormie Templeton and Loretta Templeton, all of St. Marys; and a son, Larry Ralph Templeton of St. Marys; six brothers, Harold Templeton, Doylestown, O., Raymond and Guy Templeton, both of St. Marys; Pearl Templeton of Hampton, S. C.; William Templeton of Barbourton, O., and Charles Templeton, Friendly; and two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Elliott, Belmont; and Mrs Burtha Toth of Barbourton, O..

Three brothers preceded Mr. Templeton in death.

Funeral services for Mr. Templeton were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Lambert officiating. Burial was in the Ingraham Ridge Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 5, 2005

Mary A. Tebay

Mary Ann Tebay, 69, of Parkersburg died Nov. 3, 2005, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 20, 1936, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Clair H. and Lola Ruth Pickens. She graduated from St. Marys High School, Class of 1954, where she was the drum majorette and belle of St. Marys in 1953. She was a graduate of Mountain State Business College; was the executive secretary at WCWVCAA; and served as vice president and loan officer at Bank of Lubeck. She was past secretary for the Junior League of Parkersburg and volunteered for many years with the American Heart Association. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Parkersburg Woman's Club and was an avid bridge player for more than 35 years.

She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Robert K. Tebay; four daughters, Elizabeth Ann Johnson of Parkersburg, Margaret Lynne Esbenshade and husband, Harry H. Esbenshade, of Vienna, Jennifer Susan Corra of Vienna and Amy Ruth McBride and husband, Mark R. McBride, of Parkersburg; sisters, Linda L. White and husband, Ret. Major Gen. Jerry A. White, of Columbus, Ga., and Jane C. Young and husband, Ret. Col. Thomas F. Young, of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Jason and Megan Johnson, Ashli Corra, Abigail, Katherine, Rachel and Molly Esbenshade and Kylee and Nicholas McBride; great-grandchild, Brayden Johnson; stepchildren, Robert K. Tebay III of Parkersburg, Sara K. Schindler of Atlanta, John H. Tebay of Parkersburg and Jane A. Davis of Washington D.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. George Spransy officiating. Burial will follow at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ruth and Claire Pickens Scholarship Fund, c/o Pleasant Community Foundation, P.O. Box 420, St. Marys, WV 26170 or the American Heart Association. Online registerbook at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Kenneth H. Templeton

Kenneth H. Templeton, 51, May Ridge, husband of Tammy Boley Templeton for 30 years, passed away May 2, 2013 at his residence. Born on March 11, 1962, in Parkersburg, WV, he was the son of Charles and Kay Wotring Templeton. He was a graduate of St. Marys and studied building maintenance at the PRT. He was a 10 year U.S. Navy Veteran transferring to the National Guard. He served one tour in Kuwait, two tours in Iraq, and earned two bronze stars. His last company to Iraq was the Kingwood Detachment out of Clarksburg. He loved his family and liked to go Mudding.

Survivors other than his wife and parents include three children, Kenneth Templeton, Jr., Amber Dawn (Nathan) Hardbarger, and Joseph Andrew Templeton; two brothers, Pete and Jeff Templeton; two sisters, Audrey and Sandra "Babe"¯ Templeton; mother and father in law, Tom and Charlotte Boley Balog; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by grandparents Amanda and Pearl Templeton; grandmother, Lillian R. Wotring; grandfather, Gay Lee Wotring; uncle Kenny Wotring, and father in law, Gary William Boley.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Ingram Funeral Home. Burial will be at home on May Ridge. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 22, 2006

Monica Templeton

Monica L. Dunigan Templeton, 59, of Auburn, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.

She was born Jan. 11, 1947, at Clarksburg, W.Va., a daughter of the late William Joseph and Virginia Louise Kennedy Dunigan.

Monica was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mannington. She also served on the city council of Auburn, W.Va. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Monica graduated from Mannington High School class of 1964. She graduated from St. Marys School of Nursing in 1967. She practiced nursing at Fairmont General Hospital, West Virginia University Hospital, Veterans Administration Hospital in Tacoma, Wash., Veterans Administration Hospital in Alaska. She then returned to United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. She retired from the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Clarksburg.

Monica enjoyed crocheting and playing the euphonium. She was an avid flower gardener and enjoyed reading having an extensive library. She also loved to travel.

She is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Dennis and Shirley Dunigan of Metz, W.Va., J. Timothy and Rose Dunigan of Mannington and Mark and Iris Dunigan of Mannington; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins. She was affectionately known as “Auntie” to her nieces and nephews; two aunts, Phoebia Kennedy of Mannington and Margaret Kennedy Cornelison of Evansville, Ind.; members of her late husband’s family including one special sister-in-law, Wilma Templeton of St. Marys, W.Va.; and a very special friend, Glenna Enoch of Harrisville, W.Va.

She was preceded in death by her husband, 1st Sgt. Raymond Dale Templeton, U.S.M.C. Retired; and one great-nephew, Brian Joseph “BJ” Brown.

Mrs. Templeton had chosen cremation as her method of disposition. Family and friends will be received from 3-9 p.m. Friday at the Masters Funeral Home in Mannington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Mannington with Father Francois Gonda Babulu as celebrant. Burial will follow at the Dunigan-Kennedy Family Cemetery at Metz. A Vigil Wake will be 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, (Monica Templeton Memorial Fund) c/o First Exchange Bank, P.O. Box 388, Mannington, WV 26582.

(Gerald Bills)


Raymond Dale Templeton, Jr.

Raymond Dale Templeton Jr. USMC retired, 54, of Auburm, W.Va., died March 21, 2002, at his residence.

He was born, July 23, 1947, in Barberton, Ohio, a son of Dortha Leigh Templeton Sallee of St. Marys and the late Raymond Dale Templeton Sr. He was a member of the French Creek Baptist Church, 23 years with the United States Marine Corps, serving in the Vietnam War and receiving various campaign medals. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Disabled American Veterans, the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Moose Lodge in Clarksburg. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening and collected patriotic memorabilia.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Monica Dunigan Templeton; two brothers, Carl D. Templeton of Arvilla, W.Va., and William "Chuck" Templeton of Richlands, N.C.; one sister, Kelly Hill of Veto, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, David Lee Templeton, who died in the Vietnam War; and one infant brother.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Burial will be in the Ingram Ridge Cemetery, Ritchie County, with full military graveside rites. Calling hours from 7-9 p.m. today and from 3-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Roger E. Templeton

Roger E. Templeton, 47, of Route 2, St. Marys, died August 2, 2001, at his residence.

He was born May 4, 1954, in Middlebourne to the late Elwood and Hilda Geneva Richmond Templeton. He was a member of Bens Run Church of Christ, and his hobbies included woodworking and hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Lucy Smith Templeton; two daughters, Hope Mercer of Cambridge, OH, and Rebecca Owens of Killeen, TX; three step-children, Denise McCoy, San Winland and Julie Wolfe, all of St. Marys; three grandchildren, John Mercer and Chase Templeton Mercer both of Cambridge, and William Owens of Killeen; seven step-grandchildren, Stephanie Davis, Helenia Davis, Alex McCoy, Cody Wolfe, Frank Wolfe, Brady Wolfe and Cansis Marks; three sisters, Gladys Ferrebee and Karen Goddard, both of Paden City, and Darlene Blizzard of Middlebourne; three brothers, Virgil Templeton of Paden City, Arnold Templeton of Middlebourne and Charles Templeton of New Martinsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Nelda Martin.

Services were Monday, August 6 at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with evangelist Bud Burk and David Heater officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Ridge, Pleasants County.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News April 27, 2009

Wilma M. Templeton

Wilma M. Templeton, 66, of Friendly, W.Va., died April 25, 2009, at University Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va.

She was born Oct. 29, 1942, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Russell William and Mary Madeline Mossor Jones. She was a member of Pt. Lookout United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. She had been employed at the former Clovis Motor Co. in the Parts Department. She enjoyed gardening and quilting.

She is survived by her children, Kim Cain and husband, Tom, Lori Barbarow and husband, Mark, and Bill Munday; grandchildren, Jason Schofield and wife, Andrea, Bruce Chadock and wife, Angie, Brandon Chadock and Rische Chadock and wife, Marissa, Alexis and Lyndsay Munday, and Ethan Barbarow; great-grandchildren, Madison, Jaden and Mia Schofield, Aven, Xavier and Alexander Chadock, Hannah Cooper and Cassidy and Lauren Chadock; one sister, Grace E. Munday; and some nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl D. Templeton; one son, Stewart Allen Munday; and one grandson, Tyler Ross Munday.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Tim Nichols officiating. Interment will be in the Wasp Cemetery, Pleasants County, at the convenience of the family.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 22, 2006

Elizabeth S. Terry

Elizabeth Stanton Terry, 81, of Cutler, Ohio, formerly of St. Marys, W.Va., died Feb. 20, 2006, at her residence after a lengthy illness.

She was born in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Mary Seckman Stanton. Mrs. Terry was formerly employed at the Bureau of Public Debt and the Parkersburg Senior Citizens Program.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Barcomb and her husband, Ron, of Rome, Ga., Susan J. Terry of Cutler and Pam Wright and her husband, Greg, of Dayton, Ohio; two sons, Stanton Terry and his wife, Susan, of Bremen, Ohio, and Rick Terry and his wife, Virginia, of Little Hocking; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a special family friend, Jo Ellen Shaffer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmuth Rye Terry; and daughter, Ruth Ann Terry.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastors Mark Eaton and Robert Shaw officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Porterfield Baptist Church Building for the Future, c/o the People’s Bank, 1902 Washington Blvd., Belpre, OH 45714.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 27, 1920

Zelpha Cornell Thatcher

Mrs. Zelpha Cornell Thatcher was born in St. Marys, W. Va., December 3, 1899 and departed this life at Akron, O., February 17, 1920, aged 21 years, 2 months and 14 days.

She was united in marriage to Walter Thatcher, April 8, 1917, to this union two sons were born, Junior, age 2 years and little infant, 1 week old. Besides her husband and two children she leaves to mourn her departure, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Cornell, two brothers, Neal and Lyell Cornell all of this city.

Funeral services were held at the residence of her parents on Sunday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, G. Bleakley. Interment was made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Bradley L. "Bobcat" Thomas

Bradley L. "Bobcat" Thomas, 67, of Newport died March 17, 2001, at Heartland of Marietta.

He was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Newport, a son of the late George Thomas and Mazie Stewart Thomas Reed. He was retired from OSI Witco, Sistersville Plant after 33¢ years. He was a member of the Newport Baptist Church, where he served as past Chairman of the Board Of Trustees. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was a friend to everyone.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Bonnie Winland Thomas; three sons, Steve Thomas of Marietta, and Jeff Thomas and his wife Cindy and Randy Thomas and his wife Joyce, all of Newport; one daughter, Brenda Westbrook and her husband Greg of St. Marys; nine grandchildren, including one special grandson, Justin, who was raised in the home, Chris and Ben Thomas, both of New Matamoras, Tabitha, J.C., Brad and Kristen Thomas, all of Newport, and Amanda and Glen Westbrook, both of St. Marys; three brothers, Robert Thomas, Richard Thomas and David Thomas, all of Newport; and one sister, Betty Beaver of Beavertown, Ohio.

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

Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Steven M. Smith officiating. Burial in Newport Cemetery. Visitation is from 1-9 p.m. Monday and from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News June 8, 2009

Emma Jo Thomas

Emma Jo Thomas, 79, of New Martinsville, W.Va., formerly of Paden City, W.Va., died at her home on Saturday, June 6, 2009.

Emma was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Mannington, W.Va., the daughter of the late Ivan Forest and Ruby Ada Parrish Hall. She was a homemaker, Wetzel County 4-H leader, 4-H All-Star, member of Sistersville's Homemakers Club, United Methodist Women's Society, member of a group of ladies who played canasta for 50 years, Paden City Band Patrons and member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael Alan Thomas; and brother, Dallas Keith Hall.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Donald Thomas; son, Donald Kevin Thomas and his wife, Kimberly, of St. Marys, W.Va.; two daughters, Denna Lane Thomas of Ashland, Ky., and Jennifer Kay Rothlisberger and her husband, Rob, of New Martinsville; two sisters, Betty Jean Cook and her husband, Robert, of Raleigh, N.C., and Sally Powell of Paden City; and four grandchildren, Kayleigh Thomas Williams, Allison Rothlisberger, Morgan Thomas and Adam Rothlisberger.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Jarvis Funeral Homes, Paden City, where services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Darrel Gooden officiating. Interment will be in Paden Memorial Gardens, Paden City.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Emma Jo's name, to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 103 S. Fourth Ave., Paden City, WV 26159.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 3, 2008

Betty L. Bowersock Thompson

Betty L. Bowersock Thompson, 76, of Parkersburg and a one-year resident of Sunbridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, passed away April 2, 2008, at Sunbridge.

She was born Oct. 19, 1931, in Wood County, a daughter of the late A.E. Bowersock and Inez Staats Bowersock.

Betty had been baptized at Bethel Baptist Church, retired from BB&T and was a former employee of Parkersburg National Bank and Parkersburg Savings & Loan. She had been a member of the VFW, the American Legion and the Eagles.

Surviving are two sons, Michael L. Thompson and his fiancee, Ruby Harkness, of Parkersburg and John H. Thompson and his wife, Sherra, of Coolville, Ohio; one daughter, Linda Harper of Parkersburg and her fiance, John W. Riggs of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Stacy Wilkinson and Kimberly Thompson of Parkersburg and Jonathan and Tyler Thompson of Coolville; two great-grandchildren, Lissi Grace Wilkinson and Brooklyn Hambrick; one brother, Archie Bowersock of Parkersburg; several nieces and nephews; and special friend and former daughter-in-law, Becky Thompson Nichols.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Howard J. Thompson Jr.; a brother, Jake Bowersock and his wife, Jean; and a sister, Loretta Haynes and her husband, Howard.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with the Rev. Clay Sloan officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery. The visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Col. Daniel Thompson

Col. Daniel Thomson, 39, of Reno, died July 8, 2001, at his home.

He was born January 29, 1962, in Modesto, CA, to Col. O. and Lois M. Fleming Thompson. He was a 1980 Frontier High School graduate ad served in the U. S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by his father at home; one sister, Ronda Olson of San Antonio, TX; two nephes, Ryan and Robert Olson; and one niece, Rachel Olson.

Memorial Services were Friday at Reno Memorial Christian Church with pastor Cliff Smith Officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mid-Ohio Valley Ex-POW Chapter in care of Veterans Service Office, Washington County Courthouse, Marietta, OH 45750.

(Michael Anderson)


Pleasants County Leader - May 11, 1906

James H. Thompson Dead

James H. Thompson died Friday May 4, at his home in Billsville, of kidney trouble after an illness extending over a yar or more. The deceased was 60 years of age and in life was highly esteemed. He leaves a wife to mourn her loss. The funeral occurred Saturday afternoon in the M. P. Church conducted by Rev. Barnes. Interment in the St. Marys cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 8, 2008

Janet J. Thompson

Janet Jewel Thompson, 75, of Pleasants County, died April 7, 2008.

She was born Sept. 24, 1932, to the late Tom and Pat Jewell on the family farm on Mckim Creek. Janet was a twin, born just minutes after her identical sister Jean Jewell Hahn. The two were inseparable until the time of Janet’s death. Janet shared her talents and love with all those she knew. She gifted many homemade quilts and was always willing to cook a meal to share with her family, friends and neighbors. Listening to live music and socializing was one of her favorite pastimes.

She is survived by her twin sister, Jean; sister, Claire (Bud) with whom the twins share a birthday; and brothers, Bill (Ethel), Tommy (Millie), Max (Linda) and sister-in-law, Jackie. She is also survived by her daughter, Diane (Dick) Shingler and son, Sam (Brooke) Butler. The joys of her life were her special girls, her five granddaughters, Christy Lynn, who loved spending time with Mamaw in the kitchen, Sarah Beth, who learned how to make Janet’s homemade noodles and played in the flour, LeAnn (Alan), who enjoyed shopping and eating out trips and Delaney, who Janet taught to quilt and knot; great-granddaughter, Bricia Diane, who shared birthday balloons with the twins in Sept. at their surprise 75th birthday party on the family farm. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews who loved Aunt Janet. She adopted the Wilson family, Brent, Dan and Sharon, their spouses and children as if they were her own and loved each one of them dearly. She will be missed by her special friend Gordon Fauss. Janet cherished her many faithful friends and will be missed dearly.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ray and companion, Denzil Wilson.

The family requests that memorials be made to Pleasants County Senior Citizens Center “Pickin-n-Grinnin” music event. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Stanley Pamfilis and the other doctors and staff at Parkersburg Cardiology Associates who gave Janet special extra days with her family and friends.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys with the Rev. Larry Hooper and Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 12, 2007

Jeannie Thompson

Jeannie Thompson, 62, of St. Marys died May 11, 2007.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Jeannie Thompson, 62, of St. Marys, WV, went to be with the Lord, May 11, 2007. She was born, July 31, 1944, in Middlebourne, WV, a daughter of the late Ruben F. and Dorothy L. Warrman Wells. She was a strong Christian. She is survived by four children, Katherin Greathouse and her husband, Bobby of Gulf, NC, Darren Thompson of Schultz Community in Pleasants County, WV, Kyle Thompson and his wife, Angie of Snow Camp, NC, and Tara Thompson of Schultz Community, grandchildren, Tommy Thompson of Belmont, WV, Amanda Thompson of Schultz Community, Kayla Thompson and Joni Thompson both of Snow Camp, NC, three sisters, Vera Henthorne of Middlebourne, WV, Loverna White and her husband, David of Mt. Gilead, OH, and Joy Jacobs of Anmoore, WV, two brothers, Herman F. Wells and his wife, Barbara of Sistersville, WV, and Howard Wells of Middlebourne, WV, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill G. “Tommy” Thompson, one sister, Mary Lou Dillon, and one brother, James Wells. Services will be held Monday, Mary 15, 2007, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 P. M. Sunday and from 9 A. M. to 2 P. M. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader July 22, 2006

Ruth K. Thompson, 84 of St. Albans passed away peacefully at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, on July 13, 2006 after a short illness.

Born in St. Marys, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Maude Kernen.

After her marriage in 1941 she lived in San Diego, CA; Burlingame, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Nashville, TN; Pittsburgh, PA; Bluefield, WV; Kingwood, WV and Clarksburg, WV before settling in St. Albans where she made her home for the past 50 years.

Ruth served as the credit manager for Baldwin Supply before retiring to enjoy traveling with her husband in his position with the US Department of Defense Quality Assurance.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 65 years, William D. "Bill" Thompson; brother, Ralph Kernen and his wife Helen; sister, Freda Maxson; nephews and their wives, Dr. R. Kent and Judy Webb, Larry and Donna Webb, Ralph and Paula Kernen, Kevin and Sarah Maxson; and great nieces and nephews and their families; Drs. Van and Jaci Dempsey, Rick and Cristi Sockman, Larry and Tina Webb, Debbie Webb, Mike and Tricia Silliman, and Dane and Erin Hunter.

Memorial donations may be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennewa Dr., Charleston, WV 25311.

Ruth will be remembered for her kindness and generosity and sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday, July 16, 2006 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 405 B Street, St. Albans. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane, WV.

Friends may call from 6-8 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, WV 25177 is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader March 29, 1929

L. T. THORN DIES

Lawrence T. Thorn, 32, died at his home at Vienna, W. Va. on Tuesday at 11:30 A. M. of tuberculosis. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Audra Thorn, and two children, James and Mary. The deceased was formerly a resident of Ravenswood, W. Va., and was reared in Tyler county at Friendly.

Mrs. C. E. Grimm and Mrs. Charles Ruttencutter, Jr. are sisters of the deceased.

The funeral will be held Friday at 2 P. M. at Friendly with Masonic rites.

Note: RUTTENCUTTER FUNERAL HOME RECORD
Thorn, Lawrence Twyford
Date of Birth: 11/27/96
Father: James C. Thorn; Mother: Nancy Twyford
Married to: Aubra Amos
Date of Death: 3/26/29; Place of Death: Vienna
Place of Burial: Friendly Cemetery

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - January 2, 1903

Miss Elsie Blain Tice died at home in Billsville, in her 18th year, on Friday morning, Dec. 26, 1902. The cause of her death was typhoid fever. The funeral took place at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m., conducted by Revs. Downing and Kelly.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - Jan 3, 1952

MRS. LUTHER TICE

Mrs. Ora Ethel Tice, 58, wife of Luther Tice, passed away at her home in St. Marys, Dec 31, following illness. She was a daughter of Godfrey and Ellen Haught Roby. Born and reared in Pleasants County.

Survivors include her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Poynter and two grandsons, all of St. Marys; five sisters, Miss Edna Roby and Mrs. Raymond Hart, both of St. Marys; Mrs. John Gregg, Hebron; Mrs. Arthur Rowell, Williamstown; and Mrs. Freeman Fickeison of Marietta, O.; two brothers, Harry M. Roby, Belmont and Ira R. Roby, St. Marys.

Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 pm Wednesday at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home by Rev. W. C. Shepherd, pastor of St. Paul's Methodist Church. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery.

(Linda Fluharty)


Parkersburg News April 14, 2009

Dale E. Tingler

Dale E. Tingler, 78, of Pennsboro, W.Va., departed this life on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at Belmont, W.Va.

Dale was born on Oct. 14, 1930, at Proctor, Wetzel County, W.Va., a son of the late Okey C. and Rhoda L. Drake Tingler Wade. He was retired from the former Union Carbide, Sistersville Plant, and was a graduate of Pennsboro High School with the class of 1949. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and had been a member of the former E.U.B. Church in Pennsboro.

He is survived by a son, Allen Tingler of Parkersburg; daughter, Celeste Reaser of Massillon, Ohio; brother, Gale (Jeanette) Tingler of Pennsboro; stepbrother, Joe Wade of Massillon; stepsister, Eva Jett of Pullman, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Delno Hayhurst of Pennsboro.

In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Hayhurst Tingler; stepbrothers, Kenneth and Ora Wade; a half-sister, Maggie Wade; a grandchild; and his stepfather, Clarence Wade.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday from the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Pastor Bill Williamson officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery at Ellenboro, W.Va. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 2, 2004

Shirley A. Tingler

Shirley A. Tingler, 69, of Hurshers Run, Pennsboro, W.Va., departed this life on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, in Parkersburg.

Shirley was born on Dec. 25, 1934, on Hursher's Run, near Pennsboro in Ritchie County to the late Warren and Thelma Satterfield Hayhurst. She had worked in the garment industry for the former Economy Industries of Harrisville and was an accomplished bowler, belonging to the WIBC.

She is survived by her husband, Dale Tingler; two brothers, Delno Hayhurst, Hurshers Run, Pennsboro, and Ronald Hayhurst, Finch Community, Route 1, St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her sister, Sondra Hayhurst.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 4, 2008

Christian J. "Joe Boy" Tomkus

Christian J. "Joe Boy" Tomkus, 35, of Friendly, W.Va., died Jan. 2, 2009.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and from 2-3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Christian J. “Joe Boy” Tomkus, 35, of Friendly, WV, died January 2, 2009. He was born, December 24, 1973, in Sistersville, WV, a son of Raenelle Tomkus Echard of Cairo, WV. He was a 1992 graduate of Ritchie County High School, and was formerly employed by Simonton Windows. He was an artist and a welder. He was protestant by faith. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his step-father, David Echard of Cairo, WV, a sister, Kimberly Ryan of Cairo, WV, his grandmother, Phyllis Northcraft of Friendly, WV, uncle, John Bettem and his wife, Kathy of New Martinsville, WV, aunt, Vicky Byers and her husband, Jim of Sardis, OH, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, and his grandfather, William Dent. Services will be held Monday, January 5, 2009, at 3 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Interment will be in the Pt. Lookout Cemetery, Pleasants County, WV. Friends may call from 5 to 8 P. M. Sunday and from 2 to 3 P. M. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 20, 2009

Theodore A. Topper

Theodore Arthur Topper, 86, of Martinsville, Va., died Jan. 16, 2009.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Theodore Arthur Topper, 86, of Martinsville, Virginia died Friday, January 16, 2009 at Golden Living Center in Martinsville, VA. He was born April 10, 1922 in Thomas, West Virginia to the late Albert Marion Topper and Mary Stuart Topper. He had served in the United States Navy and was a WWII Veteran. He graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology. He had previously been employed by Plymouth Oil Company as a Geologist and Hercules Incorporated as a Safety Engineer. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Ted A. Topper II and Diane L. Topper, missionaries in Burkina Faso, West Africa; his daughter and son-in-law: Helenmary T. Brown and Brian C. Brown and six grandchildren.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by nine siblings and his wife: Barbara Ann Carpenter Topper who he met at West Virginia University and married on September 5, 1948. Services will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 2:00 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys, WV with Rev. Marvin Rollins officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Zion International Ministries, P.O. Box 70, Waverly, NY 14892 C/O Ted and Diane Topper.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 3, 2009

Charles B. Townsend

Charles B. Townsend, 69, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Sept. 1, 2009, in Huntington, W.Va.

He was born Nov. 15, 1939, in Toledo, Texas, a son of the late George E. and Mildred Townsend.

He is survived by his wife, Norma L. Townsend; seven daughters, Andrea McNeill of New York, Shari Murray of Vermont, Linda Tatro of Vermont, Lori Mulcahy of Tennessee, Cathy Vaine of West Virginia, Charlene Waite of Vermont and Karen Zucker of Vermont; two stepchildren, Norma Goulding and John Vaine, both of Vermont; four sisters, Millie Shattuck and Loretta Graf, both of New Hampshire, Ella Ballou and Donna Howe, both of Vermont; one brother, George Townsend of California; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Pat Burke; and stepson, Clarence Vaine.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with military rites by the American Legion Post 15.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Parkersburg or the donor's Local Burn Center.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - June 2, 1905

GONE TO HIS REWARD
HON. J. B. TOWNSEND DEAD

Hon. J. B. Townsend died at midnight Sunday. Death came without a moment notice. He had been afflicted with rheumatism for many years, and had suffered untold misery. His indomitable will power of endurance enabled him to withstand the onslaught of old age and affliction for many years while he tenaciously clung to life. He was devoted to his invalid wife, and death came to him while ministering to her needs. He had risen from his bed to give a dose of medicine to her, and barely accomplished the task when he was called hence. After giving the medicine he turned to place a cup upon a stand near the bed, and as he did so, fell forward dead.

He was the oldest member of the local bar having practiced law here since 1868. The members of the bar held a meeting at the office of Johnson & Martin on Tuesday morning , and attended the funeral in a body.

The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. It consisted of a private service at the late home, and a public service later at the M. P. Church. Rev. G. W. Morris was the minister in charge. The remains were laid to rest in the St. Marys cemetery. He is survived by a wife only; and to her he bequeathed all property.

Mr. Townsend was a good citizen, a kind neighbor and a true friend. In his death the city sustain an irreparable loss.

The deceased was born August 16th, 1822 near Glenville, Gilmer county. In August 1853 he was married to Loreta Betts. He was converted and affiliated with the M. P. Church at Glenville in the year 1856. He was engaged in the mercantile business at that place until the year of his removal to this city which occurred in 1868 when he was admitted to the bar and began practice of law.

In this profession he was successful, amassing considerable fortune.

Mrs. Townsend is 72 years old.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 24, 2008

Jennifer A. Tracy Jennifer A. Talkington Tracy, 55, of Henry Camp Road, Belmont, W.Va., passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, on July 22, 2008, following a long battle with breast cancer.

She was born in Moundsville, W.Va., on April 4, 1953, a daughter of Robert A. Talkington of Moundsville and the late Doris Jean Baker Talkington. She graduated from John Marshall High School in Moundsville and was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and her grandchildren.

She was married Dec. 26, 1971, and is survived by her husband of 36 years, Cline Tracy; three daughters, Jenny Rebecca Anderson and her husband, Steve, of Hartsville, S.C., Julie Ann Cunningham and her husband, Kelly, of Marietta and Lisa Rene Busch and her husband, Jimmy, of Beavertown, Ohio; three grandchildren, Lauren and Scott Cunningham and Jessica Anderson; three sisters, Cathy Plants and her husband, Larry, Roberta Cofer and her husband, Tony, and Pam Talkington; two brothers, Robert D. Talkington and William J. Talkington and his wife, Sandy, all of Moundsville; two brothers-in-law, Terry Tracy and his wife, Carolyn, of Middlebourne, W.Va., and Phil Tracy and his wife, Barbara, of Elkins, W.Va.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Jean Talkington.

Private family services will be held at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert and Pastor Richard Thomas officiating. She will be cremated.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 3901 Briscoe Road, Parkersburg, WV 26104.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader November 4, 2006

Edna M. Trembly

Edna Marie Trembly, 97, of Parkersburg died Nov. 2, 2006, at Worthington Manor.

She was born June 23, 1909, in Kermit, Mingo County, W.Va., a daughter of the late L. Vernon and Melinda Belle Carpenter Boston.

She grew up in Ritchie County, married her late husband, Joseph C. Trembly, on Sept. 6, 1930, and later they moved to Parkersburg. She and her husband started J.C. Trembly Co. building homes in Parkersburg, Vienna, Ravenswood, St. Marys, New Martinsville and surrounding areas. They sponsored the Vienna softball teams and a gospel radio show. She enjoyed flowers, traveling and loved having people come over unannounced and always prepared a good meal for them.

She is survived by four children, Ivan C. Trembly and wife, Diana, of Idaho, Virginia Marie Walton and husband, Raymond, of Parkersburg, Wanda Lenora Seese and husband, Larry, of Tennessee and G. David Trembly and wife, Gloria J., of Parkersburg; 13 grandchildren, Michael and Randall Trembly, Denise Freed, Trina Earl, Michelle Hall, Jeffery, Gregory, Roderick and Sonya Seese, Becky Gant, Lisa Yeater, Joe Trembly and Shane Trembly; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; one cousin, Wilma Davis; two sisters-in-law, Zora Boston and Mabel Starn; and brother-in-law, Howard Trembly.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Douglas Walton; five brothers, Arthur, Wilburt, Raymond, Dorse and Roy Boston; and two sisters, Grace Geer and Ruth Ruterford.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. L. Norman Butler officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Walker, W.Va. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Olive Cemetery, c/o Sue Galloway, Rt. 2 Box 15, Walker, WV 26180.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle January 16, 1936

W. E. TRIPLETT AND SON EARL TRIPLETT

William Edward Triplett and his son, Earl, both of this city, passed away within a few hours of each other, both victims of the same ailment - Bright's disease of the kidneys.

The father, aged 67, died at his home here, at 2:20 Sunday afternoon, January 12, and the son, aged 35, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, at four o'clock on Monday morning.

They were both employes of the Ohio Valley Refinery of St. Marys, and both were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

William Edward Triplett was a son of the late Peyton and Lucy Page Triplett of near Waverly, and was married to Rose Bumgardner. He is survived by his wife and one son, Edward, of St. Marys; two sisters, Mrs. N. J. Ogdin of Parkersburg and Mary B. Russell of Willow; two brothers, J. Walter Triplett of Chicago and Joseph P. Triplett of Wichita, Kansas, and by five grandchildren.

Earl Triplett is survived by his wife, Marie Roberts, and four children, Rosemary by a former wife, and John Edward, and infant twins Martha Lou and Sarah. The double funeral service was held in the Methodist Episcopal Church here on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. J. W. Dawson, and interment was made in the Odd Fellow Cemetery.

No deaths in this community have aroused more sympathy than is expressed for the doubly bereaved families.

(Gerald Bills)


Todd Melvin Truax

Todd Melvin Truax, 27, of St. Marys, died Nov. 8, 2001, as a result of an auto accident on Rt. 16 outside of St. Marys.

He was born Oct. 31, 1974, in Marietta, son of Melvin and Susan Highman Truax of St. Marys. He was a member of the Church of Christ; a 1993 graduate of St. Marys High School; and past-president of Pleasants Countians for Life.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one brother, Travis Truax at home; his maternal grandmother, Edna Highman of Woodsfield, Ohio; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Truax; his paternal grandparents, Harold and Bessie Truax; and maternal grandfather, Glenn Highman.

Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, with Evangelist Cecil Dotson officiating. Burial will be in the Creighton Ridge Cemetery of Sycamore Valley, Ohio. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News February 8, 2008

Carrie Truscott

Carrie Belle Powell Truscott, 88, died Feb. 7, 2008, at The Heritage in St. Marys, W.Va.

She was born July 24, 1919, in Harrisville, Ritchie County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Luther and Caroline Powell. She lived most of her life in St. Marys and was retired from the Pleasants County School System. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Marys, a 50-year member and past matron of St. Marys Chapter 31 Order of the Eastern Star and Grand Martha for the Grand Chapter of West Virginia, 1991-1992.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Truscott; two brothers, Raymond and George Powell; and a sister, Margie Smith.

She is survived by sons, Fred Jr. and his wife, Judy Farren Truscott, of The Villages, Fla., and David and his wife, Peggy Darling Truscott, of Spindale, N.C.; five granddaughters, Lisa Wiggins of Shawnee Mission, Kan., Tina Strautman of Cypress, Texas, Blair Peeples of Charleston, S.C., Becki Kondkar of New Orleans, La., and Lynne Herron of Gainesville, Fla.; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church, 425 Barkwill Street, St. Marys, with Pastor John Strimer officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, 512 Second Street, St. Marys, and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 425 Barkwill Street, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 15, 2008

Thomas C. Tucker

Thomas Carl Tucker, 68, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, in Crystal River.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1939, in Walker, W.Va., to Carl and Leila Tucker. He moved to Crystal River in 1989 from Brighton, Mich. He was an apartment manager for the Florida Management Association of Tallahassee, Fla. He was also a member of the Crystal River Chamber of Commerce.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Mark Tucker and Edward Tucker.

Survivors include two sons, Scott Tucker and his wife, Pam, of Masaryktown, Fla., and Josh Tucker and his wife, Tiffany, of Lecanto, Fla.; two brothers, Brian Tucker of Belpre and Fred Tucker of St. Marys, W.Va.; sister, Brenda Tucker of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Zacary, Bethany, Kourtney, Isaiah, Tarin and Jaxson; and his best friend, Wanda Tucker.

Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River, is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News April 22, 2009

Patricia Ann Tullius

Patricia Ann Tullius went to be with her Lord and her Mom, Dad and beloved friend Sue on April 20, 2009. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, sister, friends and her dog, Cinnamon.

She was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Woodriver, Ill. She spent most of her childhood in Illinois, moving to Marietta in 1951, where she met and later married Leo A. Tullius on Aug. 18, 1956. She was employed as a delivery room nurse at Marietta Memorial Hospital for 26 years, then as school nurse for Frontier Local School District until she retired in 1998. Pat graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School in 1953. She graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing with her RN in 1956. Pat was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in St. Marys, W.Va. She was a member of the Altar Society and registered voters in Newport. She started raising her family in Marietta, moving to Newport in 1977. Her greatest love was her family, followed by nursing and needlework. She loved sewing clothes and toys for all her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed decorating cakes for special events for family and friends. She loved baking, and was happy in her kitchen baking for everyone she loved. She loved the cartoon character Maxine, working puzzles and reading. She was a long time supporter of St. Jude's Hospital, and cherished the pictures she received from the patients. She loved to travel with her husband.

She is survived by Leo and their children, Kim (David) Cisler, Micki (Jim) Richardson, Lori (Rich) Poynter, Jeni (Jason) Scott, Matt (Tonya) Tullius and Kristi (John) Craig; and her grandchildren, Jason Torpy and Tracy Cisler, Nick Stanwick and Britney Richardson, Haleigh and Mitchell Scott, Daniel and Laura Westfall, and Taylor and Kaitlyn Craig. Jadelyn Anais Staunton is her only great-granddaughter. She is also survived by her sister, Arline (Leo) Toby; nieces, Karen Dellitt and Patty Schrock; and her nephew, David Toby, all of New Boston, Ill. She and her family hosted Christophe Ottevaere, an exchange student from Belgium in the 1985-86 school year. He and his family have remained in close contact with his American family, with Christophe returning often for special family events. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Myrtle Mattews.

A funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the St. John's Catholic Church in St. Marys, with Father Shaju Abraham officiating. Entombment will be in the Eastlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, where a Rosary Service will be at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the St. Jude's Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the St. John's Catholic Church, 310 Washington Street, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 25, 2004

Eva Turrill

YORK, S.C. - Eva Jane Scadden Turrill, 71, of York, formerly of St. Marys and Marietta, died Feb. 23, 2004, at her home.

She was born Sept. 30, 1932, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Edward and Epsie Scadden.

Survivors include two sons, Brad Turrill of Rock Hill, S.C., and John Turrill of Sharon, S.C.; two daughters, Brenda Johnson of Belpre and Diana Calamia of York; her sister; and eight grandchildren.A memorial service will be held privately. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the home, 406 Pathway Drive, York, SC 29745.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 12, 2006

Virginia J. Tyson

Mrs. Virginia Johnson Tyson, 90, of Parkersburg passed away Nov. 10, 2006, at Worthington Manor Care Center.

She was born in Fayette County, W.Va., on Nov. 4, 1916, a daughter of the late Nathan Frank Hawkins and Carrie Jane Boley Hawkins.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Sue and Dean Clark of St. Marys; a stepdaughter, Cheri Pinner of New Zealand; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, J. William “Bill” Johnson; second husband, Leo Tyson; and one brother, Harlan Hawkins.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Arthur L. Bennett III and the Rev. Terry Schmelzenbach officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. today and 2-3 p.m. Monday.

(Gerald Bills)


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