"W" Obituaries   
 


Parkersburg News September 20, 2007

Richard G. Waggoner

Richard G. Waggoner, 67, of Waverly, W.Va., passed away Sept. 18, 2007, in Marietta.

He was born March 4, 1940, in Pennsboro, a son of the late Raymond Kenneth and Pauline Clovis Waggoner. Richard was retired from CSX, a veteran of the U. S. Navy and a member of Summit Valley United Methodist Church. He also was a past member of the Waverly Lions Club, I.O.O.F. of Waverly and Waverly Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed working with model trains and was a member of a model train club in Parkersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Sunderman Waggoner; one daughter, Julia Ann Waggoner of Waverly; two sons, John Waggoner of Parkersburg and Russell Waggoner and his wife, Deborah, of Waverly; one stepson, Michael VanZile of Waverly; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Carol O'Conner of Parkersburg.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two stepsons, Richard VanZile and David Lee VanZile; and two great-grandchildren, Will and Camryan Capps.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Ed Sprout officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys I.O.O.F. Cemetery with military graveside services. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News October 16, 2008

Abraham Miles Wagner

Abraham Miles Wagner, 97, passed away on Oct. 15, 2008, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Home.

He was the son of the late Waldo and Laura Miller Wagner. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in West Lafayette, Ohio, where he taught the West Lafayette Bugler Sunday School class. He worked his way through high school in three years and was class valedictorian. He received his BA from Glenville State College and his MA from Marshall University. He completed additional work at the University of Buffalo and at Columbia University. He taught in Maryland, three school districts in Parkersburg, W.Va., and Ohio a total of 40 years. His greatest joy in life was in transforming a child into a beautiful writer.

He worked in Quality Control in the H. J. Heinz plant in Medina, N.Y. He was superintendent of Quality Control in the Doeler-Jarvis Plant in Batavia. N.Y. At that time, they were the world's largest producers of die-castings. He worked in Kaiser Aluminum Plant in Ravenswood, W.Va. On the last hour of his last day, they called him up to the main office and told him that he was the best man that they ever hired since the plant was built and that they wanted him to know that before he left. His travels took him all over North America and Europe. He loved farming. Early on, he grew strawberries in West Virginia and New York. Later, he truck farmed in Ohio.

He was married to Nell "Judy" Wagner who passed away on June 7, 1997.

Surviving is his son, Max (Anita) Wagner; grandson, Nathan Wagner; and great-grandson, Nathan B. and Hyden, all of Parkersburg.

In addition to his parents and wife, nine brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta. Burial will be in Rockland Cemetery.

(Gerald E. Bills)


TYLER COUNTY STAR NEWS (date unknown)

DAVID WAGNER

David Wagner was born in Pennsylvania May 6, 1817, and died in Pleasants County, West Virginia, August 24, 1880, aged 72 years, 3 months and 18 days. He came to the latter State with his father in 1820, and March 26, 1839 he married Margaret Williamson, whom he has left with ten children and thirty-two grand-children, with a large circle of friends to mourn their loss.

He united with the Methodist Episcopal church in 1875 and has been a faithful and diligent member ever since. He was smitten with paralysis over two years ago from which he never recovered. From the very first of his illness he gave expression to a clear evidence of his acceptance with his Savior and frequently expressed his desire to depart and be at rest. Four four weeks previous to his death he was a great sufferer, but he bore all with marked patience and resignation. His happiness increased as he drew near the close. On the night of the 24th about 12 o'clock he sweetly fell asleep. On the 26th his remains were followed by a large procession of mourning ones to the M. E. Church at Hebron where services were held by his pastor and according to his request his remains were interred in the cemetery at that place.

"STAR NEWS" (date unknown)

DAVID WAGNER

Died near his residence near Shawnee, August 24, 1889, David Wagner, aged 73 years. The deceased had been a sufferer for two years. During his last spell of sickness many of his friends gathered around him, but no one could do him any good. A short time before he died he told his children he could not get well. He had been a member of the M. E. Church for several years. He leaves a wife and ten children, who were all present when he died. We would say to his friends in the way of consolation, in the language of the Apostle "Sorrow not as those who have no hope" but let us hope that when we are called to leave the shores of time and enter into eternity that we will meet that loved one in the Celestial City where sorrow and sighing shall flee away and trouble can never come.

May we hope that though his body lies still in death, yet his soul may hear the voices of his friends as they ascend to heaven in praise and thanksgiving from the little white church where he loved to worship his God on each suceeding Sabbath morning, and looking down from that beautiful home of the soul, await their joyous coming.

His sorrowing family and relatives have the sympathy of all; they have lost a loving husband, a fond father, a kind brother, and a worthy son and the community one of its best citizens.

"The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away." "The seed time and harvest follow each other in quick succession. God hath seed of the ripened grain as well as the rare, sweet flowers. He givest them them for awhile to gladden the hearts of earth, and in His own time He gathers them to Himself again."

The peaceful sunset of the Christian life, is but the soul's glorious dawn of immortality.

The flowers die when the cold winds flow,
The birds fly away at the breath of snow.
The soul after death seeks a haven of rest,
To dwell with God, the pure and the blest
But the flowers will bloom yes bloom again,
And birds come back with joyous spring,
And the soul will live in heaven above
(last line not clear)

(Thelma Wells West - Shared by Betty Jane Cunningham Hamner)


Parkersburg News December 5, 2005

Donald J. Wagner

Donald J. Wagner, 88, of Bens Run, W.Va., died Dec. 4, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born Sept. 17, 1917, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Harvey and Ona Belle Smith Wagner. In his earlier years, he was a timberman, had hauled produce and worked at the Arvilla Store. He had been employed by the W.Va. State Road, and with his late wife, owned and operated the Big W Restaurant at Bens Run.

He is survived by one daughter, Jane Benefiel of New Martinsville, W.Va.; three grandsons, Donnie Benefiel of Summerville, S.C., Christian Benefiel of Bens Run and James Benefiel of Scottsburg, Ind.; three great-granddaughters, Colleen Benefiel of Summerville, S.C., Samantha Benefield and Mackenzie Benefiel, both of Scottsburg, Ind.; sister-in-law, Ethel Sandy of Meadville, Tyler County, W.Va.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Marie Statler Wagner; two sisters, Irene Bonner and Eva Brammer; and one brother, Cecil Wagner.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor David Tosi officiating. Burial will be in the Meadville Cemetery, Meadville, Tyler County, W.Va. Calling hours are from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Evelyn “Eilene” Wagner

Evelyn “Eilene” Wagner, 75, of Cricket Lane, Calcutta, Ohio, passed away Monday, October 11, 2004 at East Liverpool City Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on April 30, 1929, a daughter of the late Herbert and Lena (Clutter) Virden. Mrs. Wagner was a wife, mother and grandmother and a graduate of East Liverpool High School. She was one of 5 children, having one sister and three brothers. Her husband, Fredrick E. Wagner, whom she married August 7, 1948, died March 4, 2001. She is survived by two sons, Edward A. Wagner and his fiancée Debbie Sharer and her daughter, Dallas of East Liverpool, OH and Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Wagner of Elkton, OH; three daughters, Linda Wolski and her husband, Dave of Lisbon, OH, Karen Wagner of Calcutta, OH and Deborah Wagner-Myers and her friend, Jeff Wilson of East Liverpool, OH; three grandchildren, Mike and Amy Wolski of Lisbon, OH, Jason & Sonny Wolski of East Liverpool, OH and Anna Wilson of East Liverpool, OH; four great-grandchildren, Nick Wolski and Carter Wolski, both of Lisbon, OH and Bradley Gibson and Heavyn Wolski, both of East Liverpool, OH and her favorite pet, Sassy, the toy poodle. Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Friday, October 15, 2004 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul Sturm officiating. Burial will follow in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Eilene is a granddaughter of Nina Lenora Bailey who was born and raised at Clay Point, Pleasants County, WV on 18 Aug 1880, a daughter of Albert & Mary Jane (Steed) Bailey

(Jim Bailey)


Parkersburg News January 1, 2007

H. Virginia Wagner

Harriett Virginia Wells Newell Wagner, 89, of Newport, Ohio, died Dec. 30, 2006, at the Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her family.

She was born May 27, 1917, at Schultz, Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clarence and Martha Flowers Wells. Virginia was a devoted Christian woman and lived 33 years in Indianapolis, Ind., where she was a member of the Villa Baptist Church. She had been a cook and teacher’s aide at the Villa Baptist Academy. She has made her home in Ohio and West Virginia with her daughters for the last three years. She had attended the Pine Grove Baptist Church and the Newport Baptist Church.

She is survived by her four daughters, Annetta Murphy and Linda Wolfe and her husband, William, all of Newport, Ohio, Rita Little and her husband, Larry, of Corunna, Mich., and Connie Ferrell and her husband, Chuck, of Waverly; 10 grandchildren, Charles Wylie Murphy, Allen Murphy, Leta Hildreth, Joyce Douglas, Brian Wolfe, Leisa Rinard, Brad Little, Tammy Richardson, Steve Ferrell and Mark Newell; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three step children, Albert Wagner and Mary Lou Covington, both of Indianapolis, Ind., and Peggy Reese of Knoxville, Tenn.; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; one sister, Lucille Satterfield of St. Marys; two sisters-in-law, Adeline Wells of St. Marys and Helen Chaddock of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband in May of 1966, Wylie Earl ‘‘Red’’ Newell, whom she married in February of 1935; her second husband in September of 2003, Cyrus Robert Wagner, whom she married in August 1970; one son, Robert Newell; son-in-law, Charles J. Murphy; one sister, Genevieve Hendrickson; and three brothers, Creed Wells, Elvin Wells and James A. Wells.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Chuck Ferrell officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday.

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle July 14, 1921

WAGNER

Hattie E., widow of the late John Wagner, died July 9 at her residence near Shawnee, aged 66 years, 10 months and 20 days. Her remains were interred in the Hebron Cemetery July 11.

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle March 24, 2005

Mabel Marle Wagner Mabel Marie Wagner, 92 of St. Clairsville, O., died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Good Shepard Nursing Home, Wheeling.

She was bom Feb. 12, 1913 in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Austin and Maria Bailey Adams.

Mabel was a member of the Church of Christ in St. Clairsville; In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar G. Wagner married June 2, 1983; a daughter Barbara A. Bewley; a son Robert K. Wagner; five brothers, Harry, Lawrence, Fred, Allen and Charles Adams; and five sisters, Goldie Stewart, Sylvia Adams, Hilda Laidley, Dorothy Cox and Mary Sayre; a granddaughter Beth Ann Meigh.

Mabel is survived by her two daughters Gayla Baker of Westerville, O., and Dorothy (Dotty) Meigh and her husband, Bill of Bridgeport, O.; her son-inlaw Donald C. Bewley of Bradenton, Fla.; one brother Donald (Rose) Adams of Belmont, W.Va.; a special niece Virginia Matthews of St. Marys; six grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren.

Friends were received Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Home in Brookside, O., where services were conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. with Brother Everett Hutson officiating. Interment was in Belmont Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Clairsville.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Name & Date of Newspaper Unknown

MARGARET WAGNER

Wagner - Margaret Wagner (nee Williamson) was born near Friendly, W. Va. May 28, 1819. She was married to David Wagner, May 26, 1839, and died Jan. 15, 1900.

Mother Wagner leaves nine children and thirty-nine grand children, and a number of friends to mourn her departure. Her children were ten in number, eight sons and two daughters, all of whom are living except the oldest son, who was called to his reward nearly two years ago. All the living children have homes within the bounds of Pleasants and Tyler counties.

Having the advantage of being reared in a Christian home, surrounded by Christian influences, she in early girlhood embraced religion and united with the M. E. church and has since been a faithful and consistent member.

Shortly after her marriage with her husband she settled on Sugar Creek in Pleasants County, W. Va., and there amid the howling of wolves and surrounded by a wilderness of almost unbroken forest, they together braved the hardships of pioneer life. Toiling early and late she managed to clothe her large family by manufacturing into wearing apparel the new wool from the sheep's back. Although sometimes hard pressed they never forgot to honor God, and from their home and its influence shines a light that can never be dimmed. She took from her Father's home an implicit faith in God, which blending with the Christian spirit of her husband has formed in her home a great center of good that has wielded an influence that will always be felt throughout the neighborhood in which she lived. Although her remains have been consigned to the earth from whence they came, her life remains a living monument that testifies for Christ, a shining light revealing the pitfalls and danger points that are so plentiful along life's highway. She has born aloft the torch of Christian faith and love, letting the light fall on those around her, strewing their paths with the flowers of hope and comfort. Her life is shining in the Christian homes of her children. As an affectionate wife, a loving mother and a kind neighbor she is mourned by many

Having a living faith in Christ she endured her lingering illness with Christian fortitude and met death like a battle scarred hero, and might have said with the apostle, "I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith, and there is for me a crown of righteousness."

Her remains were laid beside her husband, who was called from labor to refresyhment a number of years ago. Funeral services were conducted by the pastor at Hebron.

(Thelma Wells West - Shared by Betty Jane Cunningham Hamner)


Parkersburg News June 14, 2007

Clarence Wagoner

Clarence "Wozzy" Wagoner, 76, of Parkersburg, died upon arrival at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital Tuesday, June 12, 2007, of a heart attack.

He was born Dec. 21, 1930, in Parkersburg, to the late Lewis and Eliza Smith Wagoner. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired from Elkem Metals. Clarence was a member of the South Parkersburg United Methodist Church, where he and others met and enjoyed walking.

Surviving are his wife, Alvina whom he married on May 17, 1995; four sons, Gary of Parkersburg, Randy (Teresa) and John (Sara), both of Williamstown, and Robert of North Carolina; one daughter, Renita Deem of Belmont, W.Va.; one stepdaughter, Denise Harris (Steve) of Parkersburg; one brother, Raymond of Parkersburg; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Terry; grandson, Andy; and three brothers.

He will be remembered as a loving father and someone who never met a stranger.

The family wishes to honor the request of "Wozzy" by donating his body to the Human Gift Registry at WVU. There will be no services.

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

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - November 23, 1906

Child Dead

William Colvan Wallace died at the home of his parents in Kirkwood, Ohio on last Saturday, age 3 years, 5 months and 13 days. He was the son of J. F. and Mrs. Minnie Wallace, formerly of this city.

The interment took place on Monday in the Mt. Carmel cemetery. The service being conducted by Rev. J. P. McDonald. Willie had been sick but a few days. At first it was thought that his sickness was not serious. Loving hands and skillful physicians ministered to him, but in spite of all that could be done he kept getting worse till at last the spirit was loosed from its house of clay and took its flight to the eternal home.

He is not dead but only transformed as a bright and beautiful flower to bloom in God's garden on high. Of such is the kingdom of heaven.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader February 11, 2006

Elizabeth Wilene Ward

Elizabeth Wilene Ward of Col., died Jan. 31 of heart failure. She was the ninth child born to Thurston and Bertha Gorrell of Arvilla.

She married George Simonton in 1937. They divorced. She married Doyle Ward in 1952. All have preceded her in death.

Elizabeth worked from age 16 to 75, as a rural mail carrier, hotel hostess, apartment manager, and senior caregiver. During World War II she was employed making munition. Family and friends remember her as strong-willed, outspoken and loving woman.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol (Andy) Repjar of Boulder and Frances (Rob) Boyles of Lakeland, FL; six grandchildren, John (Melissa) Repjar of Lafayette, CO, Jim Repjar of Louisville CO, Duane (Kay) Larsen of Belmont, WV, Tina (Randy) Bennett of Canton, OH, Keith Larsen of Marietta, OH, and Debra (David) Thomas of Plant City, FL; 6 great grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

A service at Crist Mortuary in Boulder Thursday, Feb. 9. Pastor George Hesse of Mt. Hope Lutheran Church will presided. Inurnmemt was in Marietta, OH.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News May 13, 2004

Harold W. Ward

Harold William Ward, 63, of Parkersburg died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in St. Marys, a son of the late John Wesley and Lona Talbott Ward.

He was a security guard for Burns Security and a United States Army Veteran.

He is survived by his sister, Mary L. Terrell of Parkersburg and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marjory Gordon.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Jerry Caplinger officiating. Military honors will be by American Legion Post 15. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery North. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - September 21, 1906

Nancy Varner Ward

Nancy Varner Ward, wife of Adam Ward merchant at Gibson, died on Saturday, September 15, aged 23 years. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, interment at Cloverdale cemetery.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News February 11, 2006

Pauline M. Ward

Pauline M. Ward, 83, of Sistersville, W.Va., died Feb. 9, 2006, at Wetzel County Hospital.

She was born April 8, 1922, in Sistersville, a daughter of the late Neil E. and Gene Hissam Riggs. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by a daughter, Carol J. Steffey of Sistersville; and one brother, Glenn Terrill Riggs of Paden City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Ward; her parents; a sister, Geraldine Hayes; and a son-in-law, Samuel P. Steffey.

There will be no visitation. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Greensburg, Pa.

Arrangements are by Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Vicki Lynn Ward

Vicki Lynn Ward, 34, of St. Marys died May 23, 2002, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 26, 1967, in Wood County, a daughter of Aaron Smith Jr. of St. Marys and Pauline Smith of St. Marys.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her loving husband, Mike Ward; one daughter, Julie Victoria Elizabeth (Julie Beth) Ward; four sisters and their families, Debby Metheney, Jeannie Giboney, Sandi Fickiesen and Tina Sue Douglas; and three brothers and their families, Steven Satterfield, Rick Smith and Michael Smith.

She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Michael Ward II, in 1991.

Vicki was a 28-year kidney transplant survivor, but most of all, a very loving and supportive mother to her daughter, Julie Beth, whom she loved with all her heart.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Ruttencutter Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys. Pastor Chuck Rogers will officiate. Burial will follow the service at I00F cemetery in St. Marys. Friends may call Saturday from 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends and family may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.

(Michael Anderson)


St. Marys Oracle August 13, 2008

Catherine Pauline Wark

Catherine Pauline Wark of Marietta went to be with her savior on Friday (Aug. 8, 2008).

She was born in Belmont, W.Va., on Nov. 6, 1920, a daughter of the late Leslie Wood and Mary Ellen Wood Hall. Pauline was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marietta since 1940 and was very active in the church choir as a soloist.

She is the beloved wife of William J. Wark who predeceased her on Jan. 10, 1988.

Surviving are her children, Karen (Joe) Tamino of Pittsburgh, Pa., Teresa Mather of Marietta, William Wark of Newark, Michael Wark of Marietta and James (Phyllis) Wark of Devola; grandchildren, Mila Young, Joe Tamino, Will, Christopher, Michael Jacob, and David and Andrew Wark; and seven great-grandchildren.

There will be no visitation and a private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Memorial contributions in Pauline's memory made be made to the First Baptist Church, 301 Fourth St., Marietta.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News July 31, 2005

Mae Washburn

Mae Washburn, 72, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at her residence.

She was born June 3, 1933, at Harrisville, the daughter of the late Homer James and Alice Current Kerns.

Mrs. Washburn had worked at the former Colin-Anderson Center of St. Marys. She was a member of Pennsboro Chapter 56 Order of the Eastern Star and a Baptist by faith.

Mrs. Washburn is survived by one son, Robert Matt Washburn of St. Marys; one daughter, Kimberly Lynn Goodman of Williamstown; two brothers, Jack Kerns of Ellenboro, W.Va., and Max Kerns of Harrisville; three sisters, June Lambert of St. Marys, Maxine Lewis of Clarksburg, W.Va., and Gay Greone of Minerva, Ohio; and one granddaughter, Haley D. Washburn of St. Marys.

In addition to her parents, Mae was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Bob Perine officiating. Burial will be in the Ellenboro Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the hour of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


David H. Watkins

David H. Watkins, 61, of Vienna died of a sudden illness June 17, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Mr. Watkins was born Sept. 11, 1940, in Dunbar, WV, a son of the late Herbert V. and Alta Sidell Watkins. He attended West Virginia University before beginning his 36-year career with Allegheny Power. He retired in 1999, after serving as assistant plant manager at the Pleasants Power Station for the previous 10 years.

David was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, where he sang in the sanctuary choir and served on the finance committee. He was an avid photographer and gardener. He was a Friend of Blennerhassett and volunteered in the gardens on the island.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Linda Toothman Watkins; his daughter and son-in-law, Julia and Reed Robinson of Charleston, WV; his son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin and Marsha Watkins of Morgantown, WV; and five grandchildren.

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

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, 10th and Juliana streets, Parkersburg, with Rev. Donald Underwood and the Rev. Michael Linger officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Vaughan Funeral Home. The family requests that in lieu of other remembrances, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to the Salvation Army.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News January 27, 2006

Arleene H. Watson

Arleene H. Willis Watson, 81, of Waverly passed away at her home on Jan. 25, 2006. She had recently suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

She was born Sept. 8, 1924, in Wood County, a daughter of the late Marion B. and Della Elizabeth Haines Willis. Arleene was an active member of the Pine Grove Baptist Church, where she also sang in the church choir. She was a homemaker and enjoyed doing crochet.

Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Kenneth Watson; one son, Kenneth E. Watson and his wife, Cheryl, of Walker; one daughter, Barbara Hickman and her companion, Kevin Roberts, of Waverly; two grandchildren, Rena Stewart and her husband, Tim, and their children, Justin and Brooke Stewart, all of Waverly, and Christy Perkins and her husband, Matt, and their children, Austin and Kaitlyn Perkins, all of Parkersburg; one sister, Etheleene Linch and her husband, Ray, of Vienna; a sister-in-law, Glenna Willis of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Willis; and a sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and George Rowley.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pine Grove Baptist Church, Route 2 North, Parkersburg, with Pastor Chuck Ferrell officiating. Burial will follow at the Willow Island Cemetery in Pleasants County. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth Street, Parkersburg, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle July 6, 1916

ARTHUR WATSON

Arthur, infant son of Ross Watson, aged one month and 27 days, died at the residence in the Fairplains Addition on Friday, June 30, of indigestion. The remains were interred in the Odd Fellow Cemetery on Sunday afternoon.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader November 20, 2004

Carl C. Watson

Carl C. Watson, 78, of Pickerington, O., died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. He was born June 20, 1926 in St. Marys to the late Earl and Millie (Campbell) Watson, he was a graduate of St. Marys High School and West Virginia University.

He retired from Unocal 76 (Pure Oil) as Columbus Division Real Estate Manager. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during W W II and was a member of St. Mary's Lodge No. 41 A.F. & A.M., A.A.S.R. and Aladdin Temple Shrine. He was preceded in death by his first wife Margaret in 1998.

Survived by his second wife, Donna; step-children Peggy (Tom) Hurst, Dover; Robert Dillon, Girard; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sister Ila (Bob) Trautvetter, Rockville, Md.; brother Layrd (Charles) Watson, Huber Heights; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Friday at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, Pickerington with Masonic services. Interment will be in Dublin Cemetery.

Anyone wishing to place online condolences can do so at http://www.spencefuneralhome.com/.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - March 5, 1920

MRS. ELVIRA WATSON

Mrs. Elvira Watson died at the home of her son, Edward Watson, 1010 Fourth Street, at 3:30 0'clock Sunday morning of complications. She had been ill for sometime. Mrs. Watson was born at Meadville, W. Va., 68 years ago. She has been a resident of Marietta for the last few years. Six Children, Bessie, Pearl, Edward, and Rose, all of Marietta, Dora, of this city; Mrs. Alma Clark of Columbus, O. Funeral services were held on Tuesday and interment near Bens Run, W. Va. [Arvilla Needmore Cemetery]

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle November 16, 2005

James S. Watson

James S. Watson, age 44, of Piano, TX, formerly of St. Marys, WV, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005 at his residence.

James was an Electrical Engineer at Raytheon Co. in Texas, a 1979 graduate of Wayne High School, graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1984 with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering and received his masters from Wright State University in 1991 in Computer Science. A member of Alpha Tap Omega Fraternity, He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Millie (Campbell) and L. Earl Watson and maternal grandparents, Bessie (Groves) and Ernest Willis. James is survived by his parents, Charlene W. and Layrd E, Watson of Huber Heights, OH.; brother, David E.. Watson of Atlanta, GA,; cousins, aunts, uncle and a host of friends. Funeral services were Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m., at the Marker and Heller Funeral Home, 5844 Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights, 0H., with Rev. Thomas Mellott officiating. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, OH. Family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 12:30 p.m. until tile service time at 1:30 p.m.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - January 12, 1906

John Watson Dead

John Watson, of Hebron, a valued citizen of his community, passed away at his home on Sunday night of this week, and was laid to rest Tuesday, with Masonic honor, in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community in their sad hour.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News - January 16, 2004

Mary Watson

VIENNA - Mary Irene "Myrene" Watson, 72, of Vienna, formerly of St. Marys, died Jan. 15, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital following a long illness.

She was born in Uniontown, Pa., a daughter of the late Josiah and Irene Stillwagon Magie. She was very active in her church, local politics and was named a distinguished West Virginian by then governor Arch Moore.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Thomas F. Watson; two daughters, Barbara Hass and her husband, Larry, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Adele Watson of Vienna; a sister, Gretchen Ciaramella of Hopwood, Pa.; four grandchildren, Robert Haas and his wife, Kim, and Krissy Haas, both of Cincinnati, Stephanie Hinz and her husband, Ron, of Toledo, Ohio, and Thomas Haas and his wife, Jennifer, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. A christian wake service will be 8 p.m. today at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Sylvan Heights Cemetery, Uniontown, Pa.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1106 Lover's Lane, Bowling Green, Ky., or the Salvation Army, 572 5th St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - November 13, 1903

Thomas Way Dead

Thomas Way was born Dec. 7, 1813 in Belmont county O., and died Nov. 1, 1903. Aged almost 90 years. He became a member of the Church of Christ in his early manhood days and chosen an elder in 1857 and has lived a consistent christian all these many years preaching and admonishing and exhorting the people to believe and obey the Gospel.

Many were the applicants that came to him and demanded baptism at his hand. He never had a charge preferred against him. He was buried at Mt. Nebo.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News October 8, 2004

Judith K. Webb

Judith Kennedy Webb, 68, of St. Marys died Oct. 7, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Jan. 8, 1936, in Marietta, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Florence "Fon" Archer Kennedy. She was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church and a 1954 graduate of St. Marys High School. She received her bachelor's degree from Glenville State College and her master's degree from Marietta College. She taught school for over 45 years in Preston County and Pleasants County. She taught at St. Marys High School and was one of the first to teach at the PRT Vocational School. She was a member and past matron of the St. Marys Chapter 31 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Portmar Garden Club. She was a member and treasurer of the Pleasants County Retired School Employees. Her hobbies included reading, grandkids, kids, traveling and exercising.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Michael H. Webb; two children, Joseph D. Webb and his wife, Lorie, of Williamstown and Sara L. Summers and her husband, Jonathan, of Harrisville; three grandchildren, Anna and Amanda Webb of Williamstown and Sam Summers of Harrisville; two sisters, Mary Lois Mills and her husband, Roy, of Greensburg, Pa., Nora Ann Highbarger and her husband, Don, of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; two nieces, Julie Misko of Mentor, Ohio, and Peggy Sell of Granville, Ohio; one nephew, Jim Mills of Greensburg, Pa.; and several great-nieces and great- nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the St. Marys United Methodist Church, St. Marys, with the Rev. Gene Adkins officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and Monday from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church. An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made either to the St. Marys United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 100, St. Marys, WV 26170; or to the Pleasants Community Foundations, P. O. Box 420, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News November 1, 2006

Naomi M. Webb

Naomi M. “Nim” Webb, 85, of Glendale Community, Cairo, W.Va., departed this life on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Belmont, W.Va.

Mrs. Webb was born on June 25, 1921, at Salem in Harrison County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Dalin and Beulah Carter Davis. She was retired after working several years at the former Mid-Atlantic Glass Co. of Ellenboro, W.Va., and was a member of the Baptist Church of Salem, W.Va.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Barbara Kay Shaffer Ferguson of Glendale, W.Va.; stepson, Edward Webb of Glendale; sister, Mary Gumbita of Wheeling, W.Va.; grandchildren, Brian Shaffer, Crystal Bartlett, Kevin Shaffer and Kim Webb; and great-grandchildren, Christopher and John Shaffer and Rachel Bartlett.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Webb was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Shaffer; second husband, Laird B. Webb; son, Terry Connard Shaffer; brothers, Graden Davis and Dalin Davis Jr.; and sisters, Ruth Sullivan, Yvonne Givens and Joy Davis.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Harlan Hodge and the Rev. Dan Martin officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery at Ellenboro. Friends may call from 4:30-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle July 19, 2007

Paul Robert Webb

Paul Robert Webb, 73, of Viera, Fla., passed away into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Saturday evening, July 14, 2007, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, where he was being treated for cancer.

He was born July 14, 1934, the only son of the late Forrest Franklin and Lona Pearl Williamson Webb. He was a 1952 graduate of St. Marys High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. In 1955, he marries Carolyn Reynolds, who survives.

He enrolled at Glenville State College in 1955 and transferred to West Virginia University a year later, earning a B.S. degree in Secondary Education in 1959 and his MA in January 1961. He, Carolyn and new son Brian moved to Cocoa Beach, Fla., where he was appointed Director of Business Services at Brevard Community College. The family increased to five, with the birth of daughters, Tracy Lynn and Barbara Ann.

In 1973, the Webb's started their own company, College Management Service that managed college bookstores at various campuses nationwide. As self employed, he was able to follow his love of athletics and helping young people starting with Little League and developing a basketball league for girls that served as a feeder system at CB High School. He became coach of the JV softball team and Iater both girls and boys basketball, moving to varsity status.

When basketball was over, he moved to softball, coaching the Traveling Tournament Team called the Comets in Satellite Beach that captured national and world champion titles in the USSSA and ASA.

He moved to Satellite High School to develop their softball program, a job that lasted 13 years, resulting in a State 3A Championship, district championships ten times and regional titlists eight times, five sectionals and four appearances in the state finals. He later coached basketball at the same location, where his team averaged 20 wins per year. During his tenure, his players were awarded 16 scholarships and maintained a GPA of 3.0-3.36.

As a result of his success, he won the Minuteman Spirit Award, Cape Coast Conference Coach of the Year, South All-Star Coach for both the Florida Athletic Coaching Association and Cape Coast Conference.

Although officially retired, he still worked with various coaches in the area and maintaining the softball complex at Satellite and often worked one on one with players to develop their skills toward obtaining college scholarships.

In addition to his wife of 52 years, he is survived by daughters, Tracy and Barbara; son, Brian; son-in-law, John Wiewel; daughter-in-law, Annie Caradori; three grandchildren, Kyndal and Coltyn Wiewel and Kaitlyn Webb; sister, Joy Lee Morningstar of Parkersburg; sisters-in-law, Betty Snyder, Eva Cummings and Sheila Reynolds; and brothers-in-law, Grandon Snyder and Ted Cummings.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m., Thursday, July 19, at Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home on Murrell Road, Viera, Fla.

Expressions of sympathy can be addressed to Mrs. Carolyn Webb, 1433 Old Mill Pond Road, Viera, FL 32940.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News, September 02, 2003

ELIZABETH J. WEBER

PARKERSBURG - Elizabeth Jane (Beth) Buck Weber, 41, of Parkersburg died August 30, 2003, at her home.

She was born, March 12, 1962, in Parkersburg, the daughter of R. James and M. Kay Farren Buck of St. Marys. She was salutatorian of her 1980 St. Marys High School graduating class and went on to earn a bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, in elementary education from Glenville State College in 1982 and a master's degree, 4.0, in educational administration from the University of South Carolina in 1988. She taught middle school language arts in Hillsboro, W.Va., until her marriage to Daniel A. Weber of St. Marys on July 23, 1983. At that time, she and her husband moved to North Augusta, S.C., where she taught middle school history and English and was faculty yearbook adviser. From 1984 to 1987, she taught second grade in Aiken, S.C., during which time she obtained grants in math, science and reading for her school system and became the "Teacher Incentive" award recipient for 1987. After receiving certification in early childhood education, she became a licensed child care home operator in Graniteville, S.C., and a child development center director in Wilmington, N.C. In addition to her career in education, she was an auctioneer for many years with her parents' auction business, having started selling at age 9 in Clymer, N.Y. Her last auction was Aug. 2 of this year in Paden City.

Mrs. Weber was a devoted mother to her two children, a devout Christian, a homemaker and a substitute teacher for Wood County Schools at the time of her death. A member of Stout Memorial United Methodist Church, she volunteered as nursery supervisor, and as a Bible and Sunday school teacher at her previous church homes. She loved music, playing the piano and violin. An avid swimmer, she became a lifeguard and YMCA/NCAA USS Swim Official. She tutored privately in her home.In addition to her parents and husband, Beth is survived by her two children, Thomas William Weber and Rebecca Marguerite Weber, both at home; her sister, Catherine B. Adams and her husband, Dean, of Parkersburg; her brother, Maj. Dr. Robert J. Buck III and his wife, Luisa, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; her paternal grandparents, Robert J. and Jane P. Buck of St. Marys; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Oran B. and Marjorie Bergen Farren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Karin Maxson officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle May 12, 2004

Melissa F. Weber

Melissa F. Weber, 52, of Rumford, Rhode Island, died Monday, April 26, 2004 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island.

She was an attorney and a civil-rights advocate. She was the wife of William D. Weber who is a former resident of St. Marys. They had been married 22 years.

Born in New Haven, Conn., a daughter of Arthur Ohl of Wallingford, Conn., and Delray Beach, Fla., and the late Leatrice Nankin Ohl, she had lived in Cranston, Rhode Island for seven years before moving to Rumford three years ago.

Mrs. Weber had been in the private legal practice for three years in East Providence, Rhode Island, and had previously worked as a cardiac technologist. She was a pioneer in educational civil rights, providing legal representation and advocacy for children with disabilities, and had also been a crisis and suicide prevention telephone counselor. She was founding president and parent coordinator of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder, Mid Hudson Valley Chapter, and founding member of the Coalition for Educational Advocacy.

Mrs. Weber had been a guest lecturer at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and volunteered as an ambulance attendant in Wilkinsburg, Pa. She was a 1981 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, with degrees in psychology and biology, and received her law degree in 1997 from Suffolk University Law School, Boston.

Besides her husband and father, she leaves a son, Samuel M. Weber, and a daughter, Dorsey M. Weber, both of Rumford; and a sister, Elizabeth Rhoades of Stafford Springs, Conn.

A graveside service was held Friday, April 26 in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader May 19, 2007

Myra Janice 'Jan' Weber

Jan was born on November 6, 1938, in Parkersburg, WV, the daughter of Clifford R. Jeffries and Ruth E. Athey. She died in Kennewick, WA, on May 10, 2007, from recurrence of an aggressive cancer.

She grew up in Parkersburg. She graduated from Parkersburg High School, where she was elected a class officer and was an enthusiastic participant in extracurricular activities such as a cappella chorus, debate, and drama. Jan also developed her talents as a pianist, organist and seamstress. She attended Ohio University and graduated with a BS degree in education. While at OU, she was in Chi Omega sorority, was a student body officer, a prom queen and, during her senior year, head cheerleader. In 1960, Jan married E. Thomas Weber and began her teaching career. She earned a masters degree in library science from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

In 1964, Jan moved with her husband to Kennewick, WA. Her family expanded to include three daughters, which she nurtured as a stay-at-home Mom. During this period, she applied her energy and leadership talents to various community activities. She was active in and served as president of The Symphony Guild, the Vista Women's Club, the Vista School PTA and her PEO sorority chapter. Jan served on the Mid-Columbia Library Board of Trustees for eight years. She led a 4-H and a Campfire Girls group and worked on Richland Community Concerts membership campaigns.

In addition to her life-long passion for piano, classical music and sewing, Jan played tennis, enjoyed camping, hiking and skiing with her children and husband and loved gardening and rose cultivation. She was an advocate for the environment and for conservation of natural areas and wilderness.

As her children matured, Jan re-entered professional life as a part-time teacher and librarian in the Pasco and Kennewick schools. In 1984, she assumed a full-time position with the Kennewick School District as teacher/librarian at Hawthorne Elementary School, which she held until her death. Since her schedule included classroom and library time with all grades and classes, she touched the lives of every student and colleague in the school. Jan was passionate about stimulating children's interest in reading and literature. Through her initiative, she secured grants to fund enrichment programs, organized field trips to the Hanford Reach and started a chess club.

Jan's drive for professional excellence led her to active participation in the Washington Library Media Association, for which she held several offices and served as president. Jan also led creation of the WLMA Sasquatch Award for outstanding children's books. She was a co-founder of The Literacy Connection, which supports visits to Tri-Cities schools by authors of children's literature. She was elected a regional director and served on the national board of the American Association of School Libraries. Jan was appointed by the governor to a position on the Washington State Library Council.

Jan is survived by: her mother, Ruth Duffendack of Naples, FL; her husband of 47 years, E. Thomas Weber; daughter, Barbara A. Weber of Boise, ID; daughter, Deanna E. Baldi and son-in-law, Josh Baldi and grandson, Cole Baldi of Seattle; daughter, Amy M. Sutherland and son-in-law, Michael Sutherland of Auburn, WA.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to: Friends of the Washington State Library, P.O. Box 14986, Tumwater, WA 14986 or The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 100, Arlington, VA 22203 or Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice, 2108 W. Entiat Pl., Kennewick, WA 99336.

A remembrance service is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, May 17, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2000 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, WA.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News April 3, 2008

Artie J. Weekley

Artie J. Weekley, 94, of Belmont, formerly of Wilbur, departed this life Tuesday, April 1, 2008, in CareHaven of Pleasants, Belmont.

Friends will be received from 5-9 p.m. Friday at Furbee Funeral Home, Tyler, where services will be 1 p.m. Saturday.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News November 10, 2007

David W. Weekley

David Wesley Weekley, 68, of St. Marys, W.Va., formerly of Pennsboro, W.Va., departed this life for a greater stand in the sky on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Marietta.

David was born Feb. 23, 1939, at Pennsboro, the eldest son of the late Charles and Juanita Nutt Weekley. After graduation from Pennsboro High School with the class of 1957, he worked for the Johnny Boy Bakery of Pennsboro and then employment with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He retired from Cytec Industries at Willow Island in 1994, following 29 years of service.

On Nov. 4, 1960, he married Mary Lou Corbin and together they have five children. He was an avid, successful hunter and outdoorsman and was able to instill his passion of the great outdoors in his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending many hours looking for arrowheads. He was a collector of many antiques great and small, but his greatest love was his collection of antique cars. This love of antique cars was also shared with his family when they would travel and participate in car shows and parades in West Virginia and surrounding states. His many trophies and awards are a testament to his valued collection of automobiles. In his early years, he was very proud to be a member of the Boy Scouts of America. In the early 1960’s, he was able to purchase his farm near Pullman, W.Va., and this is where he loved to spend his time hunting or just sitting on the front porch swing of the cabin that he and his father built. He loved spending time in the woods and sharing his knowledge of Mother Nature with his children and grandchildren.

David is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Lou Corbin Weekley; daughters and sons-in-law, Audra and Eric Cunningham of Hebron, W.Va., Tina and Ward Grose of St. Marys and Cindy and Brian Richeson of St. Marys; sons and daughters-in-law, Christopher and Michelle Weekley of Walker, W.Va., and David and Becky Weekley of St. Marys; grandchildren, Erica and Nathan Cunningham, Kayla and Kristin Grose, Cari Weekley and Cole Jones ; brother, Vance Weekley of Pennsboro; and a good friend, Stacy “Olive” Byers of St. Marys.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by a sister, Myra Purves.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Martin L. Corbin, Pastor Paul VanHorn and Pastor James Taylor officiating. Interment will be on the David Weekley farm near Pullman. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader December 2, 2006

Geraldine H. `Gerry' Weekley

Geraldine H. "Gerry" Weekly, 92, of Paden City, died Nov. 28, 2006, at her residence.

She was born March 29, 1914, in Pleasants County, the daughter of the late James and Marjorie Israel Whaley. She was a homemaker and mother. She was past Grand Royal Matron of West Virginia Grant Court of Amaranth; past Worthy Matron and 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Martha Washington Chapter 22 of Sistersville, 50-year member of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Marietta, 50-year member of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, Wardah Husam Temple 53 of the Daughters of the Nile in Wheeling, Order of the Amaranth Magnolia Court 7 of Sistersville, Paden City Garden Club, and St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Paden City.

She is survived by two sons, R. Neal Weekley of Wheeling and J. Lynn Weekley of Cambridge, OH; a daughter, Carolyn Youkilis and her husband, Mike, of Cincinnati, OH; a sister, Barbara Berdine of Pearl River, PA; 13 grandchidren, Tanya Blake and her husband John, Laura Dickson, Clark Week ley, Letitia Fields and her husband Charles, Chad Weekley and his wife, Kari, Debbie Elgebroni and her husband Alvi, Kim Coleman and her husband gene, Joel Weekley, Josh Weekley, Jocelyn Flowers and her husband Chad, Scott Youlikis and his wife, Stacy, Kevin Youkilis and Aaron Youkilis and his wife Toni; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Jarvis Funeral Home in Paden City Saturday with the Rev. Darrel Gooden officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Memorial Park in New Martinsville.

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle April 13, 1950

JAMES E. WEEKLEY

James Edward Weekley passed away at his home on Green Run, Monday evening, April 10, 1950. He was born in Ritchie county on September 23, 1868 and was 81 years 6 months and 17 days old.

He is survived by his widow, Isabella Duncan Cassiday Weekley and the following children: Harley Weekley, Raven Rock; Thomas Weekley of Green Run and Miss Ola Weekley and a step-daughter Mrs. Owen Boley, both of St. Marys, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) 2:30 o’clock from the St. Paul’s Methodist Church with Rev. H. M. Riddle, pastor officiating. Burial will be made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News May 2, 2006

Juanita B. Weekley

Juanita B. Weekley, 90, of Pennsboro departed this life on Sunday, April 30, 2006, at New Martinsville, W.Va., following an extended illness.

Mrs. Weekley was born May 6, 1915, at Washburn near Harrisville, the daughter of the late Hugh B. and Mary Ethel Waggoner Nutt. She was a graduate of Harrisville High School with the Class of 1933 and was a loving, caring mother.

She is survived by sons, Vance Weekley of Pennsboro and David Weekley of St. Marys; daughter, Myra Purves of Pennsboro; grandchildren, Stephanie and Tony Poling, Audra Cunningham, Tina Grose, Christopher and David Weekley and Cindy Richeson; and great-grandchildren, Betsy Boggs, Carson Poling, Kristen and Kayla Grose, Erica and Nathan Cunningham, Kari Weekley and Cole Jones.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Weekley was preceded in death on July 31, 1999, by her husband of 63 years, Charles L. Weekley.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday from the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Roger Barnes officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery at Ellenboro. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Juanita Weekley to the Ritchie County Ambulance Authority, 1610 E. Main St., Harrisville, WV 26362.

(Gerald E. Bills)


SAMUEL HARVEY WEIFORD

"St. Marys Oracle" - January 17, 1946. Died January 12, 1946.

Samuel Harvey Weiford, 75, passed away at 4 a.m. Sunday at his home in this city after a short illness of flu. He was janitor of the Pleasants County Court House.

Surviving are his wife, Ernestine Lamp Weiford and three daughters, Mrs. Ethel McKillup of Miseatine, Iowa; Mrs. Norman LaFaber of Marietta, O. and Mrs. Frank Keil, city; also two granddaughters and one brother Ernest J. Weiford of Marlington.

Funeral services were conducted at the residence at 2:00 p.m. Monday, with Rev. B. M. Mitchell and Evang. E. G. Rockcliff officiating. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery."

Additional information:
Per Pleasants County Death Register:
Samuel Harvey Weiford, DOD: January 12, 1946, Aged: 73 yrs 2mos; Parents: John Wesley Weiford and Priscilla Jones.
Ernestine Lamp Weiford DOD: March 29, 1952; Aged 71 yrs.; Parents Mathias Lamp and Martha Gatrill.
In the 1880 Census of Pleasants County, Lafayette District, you will find two Weiford gandsons living with William A. Jones, Physician. Dr. Jones lived in the Hebron area.
John W. Weiford (26) and Priscilla Jones (19) were married 16 February 1865 in Pleasants County.
Priscilla Weiford died 9/06/1874 at 27 yrs 8m 25d w/o J. W. and is buried in the Hebron Cemetery.
Research by Kenneth Earl Weiford, posted at familytreemaker.com, shows that John W. Weiford remarried and lived in Pocahontas Co. WV. 

  (Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News August 22, 2004

Carlton E. Welch

Carlton E. Welch, 94, of Marietta, formerly of Parkersburg, died Aug. 20, 2004, at his residence.

Mr. Welch was a former member of the Parkersburg City Council and former Mayor of Parkersburg from 1947 to 1949.

He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Caroline Welch and Lenna B. Welch. He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, Wyoming Seminary and Ohio University. In high school, he was a member of the 1927 State Champion Big Red Football Team. In college he was president of his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta.

Mr. Welch was in the banking business as well as the real estate business. He was given the responsibility of opening the installment loan department for the Commercial Banking & Trust Co. He was vice president and cashier of the Union Bank of Harrisville, loan officer of the Union Trust & Deposit Co. and president of the First National Bank of St. Marys.

Mr. Welch volunteered his services to the U.S. Navy on Dec. 8, 1941. He entered as an Apprentice Seaman and came out of the service on Oct. 11, 1945, as a Lieutenant. He served in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Margaret Welch; a daughter, Nancy Bryson of Attalla, Ala.; a son, David E. Welch of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a granddaughter; three grandsons; and four great-great-granddaughters.

A former wife, Leonteen Hardman Welch, and a brother, Gilbert L. Welch, preceded him in death.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Parkersburg with the Rev. George Spransy officiating. The family will be at the church from noon until time of services to greet friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Founder's Trust in his memory or a charity of your choice.

An online guest register may be signed at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.

  (Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - July 6, 1906

Mrs. Ann M. Wells

On Sunday morning Mrs. Ann M. Wells departed this life, at home of her daughter at Calcutta, aged 75 years. The funeral was held Mondayafternoon by Rev. J. R. Shingleton. Interment at the Willow Island cemetery.

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle February 27, 2008

Ashford Virgil Wells

Ashford Virgil Wells, 87, of Paden City, died Feb. 24. 2008, at his residence.

He was born Nov, 24, 1920, in St Mary's. the son of the late Wilbert and Leona Davis Wells, He was a retired employee of PPG Industries of New Martinsville with 30 years of service; a 50-year member of Wetzel Masonic Lodge 39 AF&AM, a 3Q-year member of American Legion Post 86 of Paden City, a World War II Army Air Force veteran and a baptized member of the United Brethren Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, May Margaret Wells, in 1994; sister, Alice Wells Tippens; and an infant niece, Beth Ann.

Surviving are two sisters, Juanita Wells and Molly Wells Watkins both of Paden City; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, at Jarvis Funeral Home, Paden City where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Darrel Gooden officiating. Interment will follow in Paden Memorial Gardens, Paden City. With Masonic graveside services will be held by Wetzel Masonic Lodge 39AF&AM and full military graveside services will be conducted by Paden City American Legion Post 86, New Martinsville American Legion Post 28, Sistersville American Legion Post 67, and Sistersville VFW Post 6327.

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

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 13, 1920

Charles Wells

Charles Wells was born March 30, 1886; died February 5, 1920. aged 33 years, 10 months and 5 days. The following survive him, his wife, father, mother, one brother, two sisters and a host of other relatives and friends who will never forget his cheerful and loving disposition and his many deeds of kindness.

  (Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News December 14, 2008

Evelyn V. Wells

Evelyn Virginia Archer Wells, 83, of Williamstown, passed away Dec. 12, 2008, at the Arbors in Marietta after a brief illness.

She was born Feb. 22, 1925, in Jackson County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Sumpter and Ola Balderson Archer. She was a teacher for many years in the Jackson County and Wood County school systems and was a homemaker.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Wells of Williamstown; two brothers, Jack Archer and his wife, Rosemary, of Cottageville, W.Va., and Gerald Archer and his wife, Janice, of Williamstown; one sister, Mary Frances Brown of Circleville, Ohio; two sister-in-laws, Dorothy Archer of St. Marys, W.Va., and Janet Archer of Sandyville, W.Va.; good friend, Eula Rae Corns of Sandyville; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Jordan and her husband, Lloyd, of Keystone Heights, Fla.; two brother-in-laws, Ray Wells of California and Delbert Holleron of Parkersburg; numerous cousin, nieces and nephews; and former students.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Russell D. Wells; and by a brother, Wayne Archer.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the staff at the Arbors of Marietta, who took excellent care of her for the last few months.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna. Interment will follow at Independence Cemetery in Jackson County, W.Va. Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkersburg Humane Society, 29th and Poplar streets, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

  (Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News June 21, 2007

Grethel L. Wells

Grethel L. Wells, 93, of Shiloh Community, Friendly, W.Va., died June 21, 2007, in the Sistersville Center.

She was born May 15, 1914, in Allens Run, Pleasants County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Wylie R. and Ada Hissam Brewer. She was a former employee of Paden City Pottery and retired from Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys, W.Va. She was a member of the Little United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, Robert (Becky) Wells of Friendly; grandson, Brent Wells of Graham, N.C.; granddaughter, Jaclyn Wells of Chalk Hill, Pa.; and nephew, Carroll Brewer of Edmond, Okla.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon D. Wells in 2002; son, Gregory A. Wells in 1986; and a brother, Buhl Brewer.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with Pastor William Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Wasp Cemetery in Arvilla, W.Va. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

  (Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - June 5, 1903

Mrs. Martha Wells

Martha Barnhart Wells, widow of Christoper Wells, an aged lady of Billsville died Thursday May 28 after three years of suffering from a complication of diseases. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. A. Kelly Friday at 1 p. m. after which the remains were buried in Cloverdale cemetery which is situated on the pike 5 miles from the city.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News August 22, 2008

Marvin E. "Buck" Wells

Marvin E. "Buck" Wells, 76, of Bens Run, Arvilla Community, W.Va., passed away Aug. 21, 2008, at his home surrounded by loved ones.

He was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Point Lookout, Bens Run, W.Va., a son of the late Earl and Icephene Miller Wells. Buck served in the U. S. Army from November 1953 to November 1955 and he retired from Ormet of Hannibal, Ohio, after 33 years of service. He was co-owner of Wells Cattle Farm, where he enjoyed raising Black Angus cattle. He has been affiliated with Sistersville Tank Works since 1984. He was a member of Zion Methodist Church, Friendly, W.Va. He was a member of Sistersville Elks 333, American Legion Post 86 of Paden City, W.Va., VFW Post 6327 of Sistersville, W.Va., Masonic Lodge 32nd Degree, Nemesis Shrine and Tyler County Shrine Club.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janet W. Wells; one daughter, Darlene Morgan and her husband, Allen, of Friendly, Arvilla Community; one son, Dr. Marvin Wells and his partner, Randy Boughner, of Clarkston, Mich.; two grandsons, Jason Morgan of Parkersburg and Zach Morgan of Arvilla Community; three nieces; one nephew; and several great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Lawrence "Duke" Wells of Friendly, W.Va.; two sisters, Marie West of Akron, Ohio, and Mary Northcraft of Friendly; two nephews, Chester "Jiggers" Wells of Friendly and Billy West of Akron; and great-niece, Patricia Wells of Friendly.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., with Pastor Jeff Stemple officiating. Interment will be in the Wasp Cemetery, Arvilla Community, with military graveside rites. Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. Saturday and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Strecker Cancer Center, 401 Matthew Street, Marietta, OH 45750.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - October 12, 1906

O. D. Wells Dead

O. D. Wells died, at his home at Twiggs, on Monday night of this week, aged 30 years. He was married, and leaves a wife and two small children.

He was the son of M. M. Wells, of Williamstown.

The funeral occurred Wednesday. A more extended notice will appear later.

(Gerald E. Bills)


ROBERT BLAKE WELLS

Parkersburg News April 15, 2005

Robert Blake Wells, 82, of Middlebourne departed this life Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville. He was born in Tyler County, Nov. 15, 1922, a son of the late Clyde and Goldie Sewell Wells. He was a woodworker; an Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict; and was a member of the Gorrells Run Church of Christ, Middlebourne. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charley, Phillip and Bert Wells; and two sisters, Mary Wells Smith and Helen Wells.He is survived by his wife, Lesta Fetty Wells; three sons, Phillip Wells and his wife, Renee' of Middlebourne, William Wells of Washington and John Wells of North Carolina; three daughters, Linda Jo Martin and her husband, Garry, of Tippersville, Miss., Lynne Wells Petty and her husband, Douglas, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Lori Wells Koontz of New Martinsville; three sisters, Louise Wells Carr of Friendly, W.Va., Betty Wells Barron of St. Marys and Martha Wells Hanood of Sistersville; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Middlebourne Church of Christ, Fair Avenue, with Evangelists Homer Matthews and Niles Hissam officiating. Interment will be in Wasp Cemetery, Beech Run near Arvilla, W.Va.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader August 31, 1917

S. S. Wells [This is Samuel W. Wells, as listed in the Ingram Ridge Cemetery and the 1890 Census).

Uncle Sammy Wells died at his home at Schultz on Sunday Aug. 26th; aged 74 yrs. 10 mos. and 12 days. He was a veteran of the civil war. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church there, at 11 A. M. Monday, by Rev. Elliott, and he was laid to rest in the Ingram cemetery. [Note: - Civil War, Co "C", 39th Ohio Infantry.]

  (Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - November 11, 1905

Mrs. Sam Wells Dead

Mrs. Sam Wells died at her home near LaBelle School house on Monday of this wee. The remains were taken to Ritchie County on Tuesday for interment.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - October 27, 1905

HON. SELMAN WELLS DEAD

Hon. Selman Wells, a pioneer resident of Tyler county, died Friday morning at his home at Ben's Run after a long illness of typhoid fever, complicated with progressive paralysis, aged 70 years. The funeral was conducted at the late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and interment was made in the family cemetery at Long Reach. The deceased is survived by three children, Dr. George S. Wells, of Wheeling, and J. Russell Wells and Miss Emma Wells, who lived at home. Mr. Wells leaves a considerable fortune. He owned one of the best and largest farms in the county, a part of which has been productive of oil, and was besided interested in a number of outside ventures, including a directorship in the First National Bank of Sistersville. He had served as a member of the House of Delegates from Tyler County.

MR. SELMAN WELLS was born Aug. 16, 1835 on his father's farm near Ben's Run, W. Va.

He spent his entire life on this farm, dying Oct. 20, 1905, his death being due to typhoid fever.

Mr. Wells' character was of a high type. As a citizen, his ideals were lofty. He had no sympathy with the mean or avaricious. In an official way he served his state as a member of the House of Delegates for some time.

In his relations with his neighbors he was honest, unselfish and easily approached. In his home life he was a kind and affectionate husband and father. As a Christian man he was consistent and bore upon his heart the interest of the church.

At the age of nineteen he united with the Presbyterian church at Sistersville. For a number of years prior to his death he was a member and elder in the Presbyterian church at Long Reach. He was also superintendent of the union Sunday School at that place. In all these church relations he was faithful.

He leaves to mourn their loss. a wife and three children, Dr. George of Wheeling, Dr. Emma of Moundsville, and Russell who lives on the home farm, also two brothers, James S. of Ben's Run and William who resides in Missouri.

The funeral took place at the home, Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 p. m., the serves being conducted by his pastor, Rev. W. D. Harrell, of St. Marys. His body was laid to rest in the family lot in the Long Reach cemetery.

"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." W. D. H.

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - 21 Feb. 1996

CLARENCE WEST, JR.

Clarence R. West, 72, of San Jacinto, Calif., died Feb. 17 at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Hemet, Calif. He was born in St. Marys to the late Clarence and Rosa Deist West. He was a 1949 graduate of Marietta College with a bachelor's degree in business and a U. S. Army veteran of World War II. He had retired in 1980 from Brockway Glass Co. in Pomona, Calif., as a salesman with more than 30 years of services and enjoyed music and golf. He was a member of St. Marys American Legion Post and First Presbyterian Church of Hemet, where he served as an elder and was a member of the church choir.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Anne L. West; one daughter, Marcia Ann West of Upland, Calif.; one sister, Clela Radcliff of Newport; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Hemet. Burial will be in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News October 17, 2004

DANNY C. WEST

Danny C. West, 62, of St. Marys died Oct.15, 2004, at his residence.

Services will be 2 p. m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours are 6-9 p. m. today and noon to 2 p. m. Monday at the funeral home.

St. Marys Oracle October 20, 2004

Danny C. West

Danny C. West, 62, of St. Marys died, Oct. 13, 2004 at his residence. He was born, July 12, 1942, in St. Marys, a son of the late Clinton Charles and Cassie Victoria Bills West. He had worked for 40 plus years with Watson - Haas Lumber Company. He also worked for Jim Elliott on his farm.

He is survived by his former wife, Shirley West of St. Marys; three children, Michelle Hanstein of St. Marys, Diana Corbin of Parkersburg and Nathan West of St. Marys; four grandchildren Laura West of St. Marys, Andrew and Chad Hanstein, both of Indiana and Douglas Corbin of Parkersburg; five sisters, Ruth Bailey, Erma Kuntz and Nancy Harding all of St. Marys, Vivian Dearth of Canton, O. and Carol Phillips of Fla.; three brothers, Norman West of Marietta, Joe West and Jay West both of St. Marys; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Edna Smith, Marilyn Brammer and Betty Holmes; six brothers; James West, Delbert West, William West, Marion West, Charles West and David West.

Services were Monday, Oct. 18, at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys with the Rev. Randy Stewart officiating. Burial was in the St. Marys I00F Cemetery.

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - September 20, 2003

DAVID A. WEST, SR.

David A. West Sr., 58, of East Canton died Wednesday, Sept. 3 at his home following an extended illness.

He was a son of the late Clinton and Cassie (Bills) West. He was an East Canton and Louisville area resident most of his life, retiring from Republic Steel in 2000 after 32 years of service. He was a member of the United Steelworkers of America Local 1200.

Survivors include his wife, Linda West, to whom he was married 36 years; two grandchildren that he and his wife raised, Mickey and Taffie McCauley, both of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia West of Canton, victoria and Herschel Mayle of Canton, Cathy and Roy Guy of Canton; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Jennifer West Jr. of Canton; 15, grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four brothers, Joe, Jay, Norman and Danny West, all of St. Marys; five sisters, Ruth Bailey, Erma Kuntz and Nancy Harding, all of St. Marys, Vivian Dearth of Louisville and Carol Phillips of Sarasota, Fla.

He was preceded, in death by five brothers and three sisters.

Services were Saturday, Sept. 6 at. Myers-Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home in East Canton with pastor James L. Snyder officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News - January 11, 2004

Iva Belle West

ST. MARYS - Iva Belle West 75, of St. Marys died Jan. 9, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Sept. 30, 1928, in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Edward and Epsie Treadway Scadden. She attended the St. Marys Nazarene Church.

She is survived by four sons, James E. West, Allen West and Clinton West, all of St. Marys, and David West of Middlebourne; three daughters, Carmen Boley of New Matamoras, Margaret Price of Sistersville and Rita Boley of New Matamoras; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Grace Fleegal and Eva Terrell of McConnellsville, S.C.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James B. West; one daughter, Barbara Price; and three brothers, Raymond Scadden, Billy Hashman and Randall Scadden.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys. Calling hours will be 4-9 p.m. Monday and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


James B. West

St. Marys Oracle Dec 22, 1911

After a long illness from Bright's disease, James B. West died at his home on Mount Dewey at 4:30 Monday morning, December 17. His remains were interred in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at this place on Wednesday afternoon, after services in the M.P. Church, the Rev. B.M.Mitchell officiating.

He was born at Tiltonsville, Jefferson County, Ohio November 11, 1840, and has been a resident of Pleasants County 34 years. At the age of 20 he became a member of the Presbeterian Church.

He was married twice, his first wife was Margaret A. Tilton and his second wife, who died about sixteen years ago, was Nancy Ellen Smith. Six children were born to each marriage, four of the older set surviving, namely George H. West, Mrs. Robert P. Locke, Mrs. Irvin Smith, and Mrs. Charles Ellis. And five of the younger set: Luther, William, Edna, Carmen and Ruth.

Mr. West was a highly respected citizen, and his demise will be sincerely mourned by the many who had felt the genial influence of his sunny nature.

Among the relatives attending the funeral were his brothers B.F. West of this city, H.P. West of Wellsburg, H.H. West and J.C. West of Tiltonsville,Ohio, and his sister, Mrs. Wm. Ellis of Martins Ferry, Ohio, with her sons John, Simon, and Charles, and her grand-daughters, Lura and Blanche.


St. Marys Oracle December 1, 1894

NANCY E. WEST

Nancy Ellen West died at her home near this place, Friday morning Nov. 23rd. Her death was quite sudden and a severe shock to her many friends. The dec'd was the wife of James B. West, a prominent citizen of this county. She was born April 20, 1856, consequently, was 38 years of age at the time of her death. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her loss. Her remains were laid to rest in the private cemetery on George West's farm about half a mile below town. The funeral services occurred at her residence Saturday Nov. 2-. Rev. J. L. Doail of this place officiated.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News November 24, 2006

Phillip D. West Sr.

Phillip D. West Sr., 58, of Marietta died Nov. 21, 2006.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Phillip D. West, Sr., 58, of Marietta, OH, died, November 21, 2006, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, OH. He was born, March 10, 1948, in Washington County, OH, a son of the late Chester and Gladys Miller West. He was a construction worker. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Lightfritz West, three children, Phillip D. West, Jr. of Columbus, OH, Ethel West of Woodsfield, OH, and Arlene West of Marietta, OH, one grandson, Brice West, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2006, at 2 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Gale Lauderman officiating. Calling hours will be from 10 A. M. to 2 P. M. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News March 26, 2010

Shirley D. West, 58, of St. Marys, W.Va., died March 24, 2010.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Shirley D. West, 58, of St. Marys, WV, died, March 24, 2010, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. She was born, January 3, 1952, in Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late Nathan Alonzo and Laura Pearl Noland Campbell. She was a Baptist and was a neighborhood babysitter and mom.

She is survived by three children, Michelle (West) Hanstein and her boyfriend Mark Maston of St. Marys, WV, Diana Corbin and her boyfriend, Everett Swiger of Parkersburg, WV, and Nathan West of St. Marys, WV, grandchildren, Laura West, Andrew Hanstein, Chad Hanstein, Douglas Corbin, Everett D. Swiger, and Jacob Swiger, three sisters, Irene (Mearl) Efaw, Nina Campbell, and Mary Meeks, three brothers, Augustus Campbell, Ronald Campbell, and Glenn Campbell, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Danny West, sisters, Axie Malone, Patty Hicks, and Evelyn Campbell, and friend, William “Bill” Farson.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News July 28, 2007

Betty C. Westbrook

Betty C. Westbrook, 78, of St. Marys died July 25, 2007, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

She was born Jan. 5, 1929, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Harold D. and Bertha Lea Cain Gorman Sr. She was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church, where she had been a former Sunday School superintendent. She had attended George Street Church of Christ. She was owner and manager of Westbrook Trucking Company, she was active with the family farm, active in the county school system during the education of her children, and she was a former Girl Scout Leader. One of her pastimes was quilting.

She is survived by daughters, Barbara Adams, Janet Westbrook, and Charlene Sweeney and her husband, Tim, all of St. Marys; sons, Gary Westbrook of Oak Grove Community, Pleasants County, W.Va., and Steve Westbrook and his wife, Janet Sue, of St. Marys; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons; a brother, Darrell T. Gorman and his wife, Patty, of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by, her husband of 62 years, Lawrence "L. C." Westbrook, and a brother, Harold D. "Bud" Gorman Jr.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader October 21, 2006

Rev. Frances Westbrook

The Rev. Frances Eleanor Westbrook was welcomed into heaven by the loving embrace of her Lord and Savior on Oct. 18, 2006.

She was born Nov. 9, 1932, in Wick, W.Va., a daughter of the late David S. and Clara Gladys Hickman.

Frances devoted her life to her husband and 12 children, as well as following God’s calling by ministering to those in need. She pioneered the field of ministry by becoming one of the first females ordained as a minister in the area. She nurtured the spiritual needs of the congregations at Middle Ridge and Goosecreek Baptist churches.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Lawrence O. Westbrook of Waverly, W.Va. She is survived by 12 children. Her seven sons include Larry Westbrook of Leachtown, W.Va., Steve (Rhena) Westbrook of Marietta, Ken (Paula) Westbrook of Williamstown, Roger (Robin) Westbrook of Belleville, W.Va., Greg (Becky) Westbrook of Boaz, Tim Westbrook of Waverly and Don (Amy) Westbrook of Waverly. Her five daughters include Angela (Paul) Mace of Sistersville, W.Va., Lisa (Wayne) George of Mineral Wells, Betty (Chris) Deaton of Sistersville, Charlene (Kevin) Leonard of Kings Mills, Ohio, and Chris Westbrook of Waverly. She is survived by 29 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Roma Ash of Parkersburg and Nila Owens of Middlebourne; a brother, Robert (Mary) Hickman of Middlebourne; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; two brothers, Virgil and Victor Hickman; and three children, Sara, Matthew and Rebecca.

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Larry Dale officiating. Burial will be at Middle Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News May 6, 2006

Howard D. Westbrook

Howard “Doug” Westbrook, 55, of Pleasant View Towers of Vienna passed away May 3, 2006, at his home.

He was born in Parkersburg, a son of Betty Rowley Westbrook of Morgantown and the late Gordon Mills Westbrook.

Doug was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church; he had worked as a radio announcer; he enjoyed reading, playing scrabble and dominos; and loved listening to The Beatles music. He was a graduate of St. Marys High School and the Mountain State Business College.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Jason Lloyd Westbrook of New Mexico; two brothers, Michael Westbrook and his wife, Kathy, and Mark Westbrook and his companion, Tracy Novac, all of Morgantown; three sisters, Leisha Martin of Providence, R.I., Becki DeSantis and her husband, David, of Morgantown, and Jill Westbrook and her husband, Bill Murphy, of Fairmont; and a special friend, Paula Sutton of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his father; a son, Matthew Joseph Westbrook; a brother, Gregory Westbrook; a special uncle, Richard Rowley; and his grandparents, Oscar and Rosa Rowley and Noah and Gladys Westbrook.

There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg. Burial of his cremated remains will follow at the Willow Island Cemetery. Family and friends may begin gathering at the funeral home at noon on Tuesday.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News April 10, 2008

Junior Lee Westbrook

Junior Lee Westbrook of St. Marys passed away on April 10, 2008.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Junior Lee Westbrook of St. Marys, passed away on April 10, 2008 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Parkersburg, WV due to an extended illness. He was born in St. Marys, WV, the son of the late Harry “Bub” and Flossie Smith Westbrook. He had worked for the WV Department of Highways, Earlier he had been a butcher for Lawrence Westbrook, and had cut timber. He was a United Methodist. He was a workaholic, loved to garden and farm. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rosemary Smith Westbrook, two sons, Tim Westbrook and his wife, Elizabeth of St. Marys, WV, and Jody Westbrook and his wife, Jennifer of New Martinsville, WV, one daughter, Angela Colvin and her husband, Douglas of St. Marys, WV, two granddaughters, Judith and Julia Colvin, two grandsons, Wyatt Colvin and Devon Westbrook, two sisters, Joean Smith and Eleanor Taylor all of St. Marys, WV, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in deathb by an infant sister, Amy Westbrook, and one brother, Harry Westbrook. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. He was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Services will be held Saturday, April 12, 2008, at 1 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 P. M. Friday, and from 12 to 1 P. M. Saturday

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News November 14, 2006

Lawrence Westbrook

Lawrence “L.C.” Westbrook, 84, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Nov. 12, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born Nov. 9, 1922, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late Homer and Thelma Bash Westbrook. He was owner and operator of the Westbrook Trucking Service Inc., a lifetime cattle farmer and had been a school bus driver for Pleasants County Schools for many years. He was a member of the Pleasants County Farm Bureau, was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church and had attended the George Street Church of Christ. He was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Gorman Westbrook; daughters, Barbara Adams, Janet Westbrook and Charlene Sweeney and her husband, Tim, all of St. Marys; sons, Gary Westbrook of Oak Grove Community, Pleasants County, and Steve Westbrook and his wife, Janet Sue, of St. Marys; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister, Wilma Dean White and her husband, Don, of Williamstown; brother, Donald Westbrook of Oak Grove Community, Pleasants County; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Doris Malone, Norma Jean Bibbee and Francis Smith; and brother, Glen Westbrook.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelists Cecil Dotson and Kevin Bibbee officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Nellie Jane Westbrook

Nellie Jane Westbrook, 87, of Route 1, Parkersburg died Nov. 11, 2001, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 9, 1914, at Sandyville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Rev. Isaac Newton and Esta Keffer Smith. She was retired from the Jungle Drive-In Theatre, which she and her late husband had built in 1952. She was a member of the Williamstown Baptist Church, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America and Williamstown Chapter 58, Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by two sons, Carl E. Westbrook Jr. and his wife Sharon, and Noah John Westbrook and his wife Doris of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, Jay W. Westbrook and Jennifer Westbrook Beall, both of Parkersburg, Anna Phillips and her husband Rick of Vienna, W.Va., and Noah John Westbrook II and his wife Lori of Lubeck, W.Va.; four great-grandchildren, Zaccary and Ashley Westbrook and Ricky and Jason Phillips; three brothers, Glen R. Smith of Mineral Wells, W.Va., John H. Smith of Belpre, Ohio, and Roy R. Smith of St. Marys, W.Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Westbrook Sr., in 1960; five brothers, Morris E., James B., Paul K., Virgil D. and Carl B. Smith; and one sister, Irene Criswell.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, the Rev. Richard McClure officiating. Interment in Willow Island Cemetery. Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. today, from 1-3 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News March 8, 2006

Chester L. Westfall

Chester Lee Westfall, 83, retired businessman and part-time farmer, died at home on Monday, March 6, 2006, following an extended illness.

He was born July 5, 1922, in Ripley, to the late Flossie Milligan and Hoyt Westfall. After graduating from Ripley High School, he began working at Union Carbide Chemical Plant in South Charleston. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and was an instrument flight instructor attaining the rank of lieutenant.

On Feb. 6, 1948, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Ann Dalton in Clendenin, W.Va. In 1953, Chester and Dorothy moved to Glenville, W.Va., and started the Dalton Store Co. Later, another store was opened in Grantsville, W.Va. He retired after 33 years of business.

Chester was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a member of the Gilmer County 118 Lodge AF&AM, Glenville, Scottish Rite Bodies and Nemesis Shrine Temple, Parkersburg, and Gilmer County Farm Bureau. He was also a founding member of the Glenville Lions Club. He taught square dancing lessons to the children of the community during the early years of the Glenville Folk Festival.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy; his son and his wife, John C. Westfall, DDS, and Pat; two daughters, Jane Kennedy and husband, Kent, of Ripley and JoAnn Powell and husband, Max, of St. Marys; nine grandchildren, Chad and Lauren Westfall, Keri Shamblin, John Kennedy, Kati Skeen, Kristin Kennedy and Matthew, Michael and Ryan Powell; and two great-granddaughters, Braelea Skeen and Taylor Kennedy.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Isabelle Baird.

The family acknowledges its deepest appreciation to his caregivers, Anna Ruth Montgomery, Faye Dennison, Sheila Ables and Danielle Bunting.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. today at Ellyson Mortuary in Glenville. The Rev. Ronzel Roberts will be officiating. Burial will follow in Meadow Lane Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. prior to the services.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Care Corporation, 201 Merchant St., Fairmont, WV 26554, and also to Westbrook Health Service Permanent Endowment Fund, c/o the Parkersburg Area Community Foundations, P.O. Box 1792, Parkersburg, WV 26102-1762. This fund was started by his daughter to support the delivery of behavioral health services at Westbrook Health Services, a comprehensive behavioral health center serving individuals with substance abuse and mental health issues and services for the developmentally disabled.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News September 15, 2006

Dorothy A. Westfall

Dorothy Ann Westfall, 83, of Glenville, W.Va., departed this life at home on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, following an extended illness.

She was born on Oct. 5, 1922, a daughter of the late Clyde and Nellie Shouldis Dalton, formerly of Clendenin. On Feb. 6, 1948, she was united in marriage to the late Chester Westfall in Clendenin. In 1953, Chester and Dorothy moved to Glenville and started the Dalton Store Co. Later, another store was opened in Grantsville. She retired after 33 years of business.

Dorothy was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife and loving mother who enjoyed cooking and playing bridge with her friends.

She is survived by one son, John C. Westfall, D.D.S., and wife, Pat, of Glenville; two daughters, Jane Kennedy and husband, Kent, of Ripley and JoAnn Powell and husband, Max, of St. Marys, W.Va.; nine grandchildren, Chad and Lauren Westfall, Keri Shamblin, John Kennedy, Kati Sheen, Kristin Kennedy and Matthew, Michael and Ryan Powell; and three great-grandchildren, Braelea Skeen, Taylor Kennedy and Emilee Shamblin.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband of 58 years, Chester; and one brother, Clyde Dalton Jr. of Clendenin.

The family would like to extend its deepest appreciation to Dorothy’s caregivers, Anna Ruth Montgomery, Fay Dennison, Sheila Ables and Stella Moore.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. in Glenville with the Rev. Ronzel Roberts officiating. Visiting hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial will follow in the Meadow Lane Cemetery on Leading Creek.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Care Corp., Burnsville Office, P.O. Box 323, Burnsville, WV 26335. They may also be made to the Westbrook Health Services Permanent Endowment Fund, c/o Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1792, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News December 27, 2005

Paige G. Westfall

Paige Gluck Westfall, 84, of Pleasant View Towers in Vienna passed away Dec. 25, 2005, at the Willows Nursing Center.

He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Paige Gluck Westfall Sr. and Eleanor Creel Westfall. He was a member of the Church of Christ and had worked at Sears Department Store for many years.

Surviving is one son, Brian P. Westfall of St. Marys; one daughter, Edith Westfall of Washington, D.C.; four stepdaughters, Barbara Perry Tuell, Judith Perry Moore, Jenny Perry Crum and Victoria Perry Amburn; six grandchildren, Thomas Paige Westfall, Joe Amburn, Paul and Jessica Crum and Mathew and Heather Moore.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Sue Whiteside Westfall; one brother, Phillip Westfall; and one sister, Alma Jastal.

There will be no visitation or services.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by Kimes Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News October 3, 2007

Barbara A. Whaley

Barbara Ann Whaley, 70, of Paden City, W.Va., died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at Wetzel County Hospital.

Barbara was born April 20, 1937, in Paden City, W.Va., the daughter of the late George Burl and Elizabeth Smith Henthorne.

She was a co-owner of B&E Ceramics for 20 years; a member of the Women’s Society for Christian Services; an EMT for 12 years with Paden City Ambulance Service; and she loved to travel, attend craft shows and watch NASCAR. She was a very loving and caring person and a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, George Henthorne.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Whaley with whom she celebrated their 50th anniversary last November; two sons, Michael E. Whaley and his wife, Elaine, of Conroe, Texas, and Gregory Whaley of Paden City; a daughter, Michele Rosenlieb and her husband, Joseph, of New Martinsville, W.Va.; a brother, David R. Henthorne and his wife, Nancy, of St. Marys; two sisters, Priscilla Offenberger and her husband, David, of Vienna, and Elaine Stull and her husband, William, of Paden City, W.Va.; special friends, Chris and John Sebroski and family and Ghay and Phyllis Holcomb and family; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Jarvis Funeral Home, Paden City, and from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Michael Atkinson officiating. Interment will be in Paden Memorial Gardens, Paden City.

Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 130 S. Fourth Ave., Paden City, WV 26159.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News October 2, 2005

Cresa W. Whaley

Cresa Wanita Whaley, 87, of Belmont, W.Va., formerly of New Matamoras, Ohio, died Sept. 30, 2005, at Carehaven of Pleasants in Belmont.

She was born Jan. 15, 1918, in Clay County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Enoch and Mahala Sharp Metheney. She had worked at the former Marble Factory in St. Marys and the Hi-Way Grille in Belmont and enjoyed sewing and gardening.

She is survived by one son, Roland Waybright and his wife, Marie, of St. Marys; three granddaughters, Tamela Newlen of New Matamoras, Tina Maston and her husband, Tony, of Belmont and Teresa Place of Columbus, Ohio; eight great grandchildren, Gary Newlen Jr., Richard Newlen and John Allen Newlen, all of New Matamoras, Matt Place, Andrew Place and Tiffany Place, Jason Maston and Waylon Maston of Belmont; one great-great-granddaughter, Kylee Newlen of New Matamoras; one sister, Dicie Powell of Belmont; one brother, Carrol Metheney of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Hattie Stewart; and one nephew, Robert Metheney.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Mary, with Pastor Mark Mayfield officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday and from 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News October 13, 2005

John C. Whaley

John C. Whaley, 99, of Belmont, formerly of New Matamoras, Ohio, died Oct. 11, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born Sept. 2, 1906, at Folson, Wetzel County, a son of the late Albert C. and Dicie Belch Whaley. He was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center. He liked tinkering with clocks and sewing machines.

He is survived by a stepson, Roland C. Waybright and his wife, Marie, of Schultz, W.Va.; three granddaughters, Tamela Newlen of New Matamoras, Tina Maston and her husband, Tony, of Schultz and Teresa Place of Columbus, Ohio; eight great-grandchildren, Gary Newlen Jr. and his wife, Jenny, Ricky Newlen and his wife, Candy, and John Allen Newlen, all of New Matamoras, Matthew Place, Andrew Place and Tiffany Place, all of Columbus, Jason Maston and Waylon Maston, both of Schultz; and one great-great-granddaughter, Kylee Newlen of New Matamoras; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanita Metheney Whaley on Sept. 30, 2005; sisters, Mary McCloy, Merlin Taylor and Nancy (Ellen) Nutter; brothers, Albert Whaley and Jack Whaley; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Mike Allen officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Beryl W. Wherry

Beryl W. Wherry, 87, of St. Marys, died Dec. 2, 2001, at his residence.

He was born July 22, 1914, in St. Marys to the late Homer and Ina Decker Wherry. He was retired from Babcock Lumber Co., had worked previously for Eureka Pipe Line and in landscaping. He was a part-time preacher, preaching at Mt. Carmel Church. He had attended St. Marys Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed farming and horses. He is survived by two daughters, Freda Vanfossen of Belmont and Irene Satterfield of Bens Run; one son, Eugene Wherry of St. Marys; one brother, Sherman Wherry of Lisbon, OH,; one sister, Edra Bennett of St. Marys; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great- great-grandson; five step- grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Estella Bennett Wherry; two sisters; and three brothers.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Burial will be in St. Marys IOOF Cemetery.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News March 22, 2005

Helen I. Wherry

Helen I. Wherry, 77, of Belmont, W.Va., died March 20, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

She was born March 13, 1928, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Roy Jacob and Olive Pethtel Adams. She was a member of the St. Marys Church of the Nazarene and retired from the Wood County Board of Education. She also worked for the Fields Elementary School, North Ridgefield, Ohio. Her hobbies included flowers and singing.

She is survived by six children, Mary Ann Fletcher of Belmont, W.Va., Evelyn Garrett and her husband, Donald, of Nashville, Tenn., Kensil John Evans and his wife, Beryl, of Jacksonville, N.C., Robert Edward Evans and his wife, Karen, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Cindy Lucille Alexander and her husband, David, of LaBelle, Fla., and Charles William Evans and his wife, Vicki, of Wellington, Ohio, 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maxine Davis of Chester, W.Va., and Ruth Menough of East Liverpool, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a stepmother who raised her, Evelyn Canter Adams; her first husband, Kensil J. Evans; her second husband, Hiram Wherry; two infant sons; one brother, J. J. Adams Jr.; and two sisters, June Bennett and Sarah Lucille Mikes.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys Church of the Nazarene, Mission Programs, Rt. 2 Box 199 A, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle October 18, 2006

Maranda Dawn Whipkey

Maranda Dawn Whipkey, born July 17, 1986, went to be with God in Heaven Oct. 8, 2006, from injuries resulting from an accident.

She was born the daughter of Delbert Whipkey and Lisa Self, and graduated from Gilmer County, High School with the Class of 2006. She enjoyed pursuing her dreams:

She is survived by her father, Delbert Wliipkey from the Marietta area; her mother and stepfather, .Lisa and William O. Self Sr. of Alum Bridge, WV; her grandparents, Charlotte and . Clifford Winstanley of Marietta; one brother, Micheal Shawn; one sister, Jessica Lynn; one stepsister, Crystal Self of Cox's Mills; two stepbrothers. Bill Self Jr. of Alum Bridge and Joe Yeager of Cox's Mills; aunts and uncles, Janet Ryan of Columbus, John and Vicki Winstraiey of Reno. Dan and Robin Winstaniey of Devola, OH, Linda and John Miller of Marietta, Dale. and Cindy Winstanley of Columbus; Glenda Brubaker of Marietta; Twila and Mark Francis of New Matamoras; Florence Snyder of Parkersburg; Frank and Linda Whipkey of Mineral Wells; Vera Hudson of Marietta; Betty Stanley of Kingwood, Texas; Richard Whipkey of Piedmont, SC;. Sharon Burge of Kingwood, TX; Mary and Jerry Austin of Parkersburg; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Frank and Gladys Whipkey; step-grandparents Ruth and Orval Self; and uncles, David Whipkey, Mike Way, Mike Stanley, Perry Burge and Russ Ryan.

Visitation was Thursday at Floyd Funeral Home, Weston, WV.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News January 5, 2008

Robert G. Whitaker

Robert G. Whitaker, 46, of Williamstown died Jan. 2, 2008.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Robert G. Whitaker, 46, of Williamstown, WV, died January 2, 2008, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg, WV. He was born July 27, 1961 in St. Francisville, LA, a son of Austin Whitaker of St. Francisville, LA and the late Dorothy Raford Whitaker. He was a member of the Fresh Fire Church in Parkersburg, WV, and was a member of the Labors Local Union # 1085 of Parkersburg, WV. In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife of 19 years, Ronda Felter Whitaker, four children, Chelsa Whitaker at home, Robin Seymore of Zachary, LA Darrick Felter of St. Marys, WV, and Brian McCoy of Marietta, OH, a step grandson, Austin Felter of St. Marys, WV, five sisters, Georgia Davis and Bernice Cavalier both of St. Francisville, LA, Ruby Davis of Houston, TX, Donna Alexander and Bobby Cummings both of Baton Rouge, LA, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur Whitaker, Ovide Whitaker, and Eric Darwin Whitaker. Services will be held Monday, January 7, 2008, at 11 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Dr. Christopher Longgrear officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates at Eureka, Pleasants County, WV. Friends may call from 4 to 8 P. M. Sunday and from 10 to 11 A. M. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader December 1, 2007

Berdie `Belle' Short White

Berdie "Belle" Short White, 52, of Old Linwood Road, Lexington, NC, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at her home after three years of declining health.

The funeral was Monday, Nov. 26, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Steve Short.

Mrs. White was born May 14, 1955, in Logan, WV, to Luke Short Sr. and Lindy Meeks Short. She was a member of Church of Christ in Salisbury and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving are her husband, Joseph Ray White of the home; two sons, Bernard White of Lexington, NC and Steven Lambert of Sutton, WV; a daughter, Alison Klimanskis of Texas; three stepdaughters, Shereen Jorden of Cleveland, OH, Vinnie Sue Accord of Parma, OH and Patricia Vanzant of Lebanon, TN; 11 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two brothers, Luke Short Jr. and Nathan Short, both of Denton; three sisters, Barbara Tackett of Wellington, OH, Loraine Lester of Logan, WV and Judy Kramer of Mantua, OH; brother-in-law, Jerry (Peggy) White of St. Marys; and a host of friends and other relatives.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Davidson County, P.O. Box 1941, Lexington, NC 27293.

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle April 16, 1943

GEORGE BRUCE WHITE

George Bruce White son of the late Samuel and Lavina White was born at St Marys; W. Va. on October 19, 1873, and departed this life .April 11, 1943, age 69 years, 5 months. and 22 days.

On March 4,:1897, he was. united in marriage. to Cassie E. Hall and to this union were born three sons, Dr Samuel Ray White of, Charleston; W Va., Alva H. White of Clair, Michigan, and Ralph -M. White of Cross Plains, Texas,

Mr. White spent his entire life in Pleasants county and worked in the oil fields, and was a prosperous farmer.

He was converted In his home while listening to the Rev. Cadle on the radio in 1935, and was baptized at Calcutta, W Va. He was a faithful follower of his Saviour and attended church and Sunday school services as long as his health permitted him :to do so, and remained faithful unto-the end.

He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife and sons, and the following of Denver, Colorado; Mrs Ethel Core of Denver, Colorado; Ms Ethel Cornell of. Parkersburg W Va: Mrs. Edith Newell of St Marys, W Va.; William and Charley White of Jefferson, Ohio. His parents and one 'sister, Mrs Zora Richardson having proceeded him in death several years ago. He isalso survived by 13 'grand children and a host of relatives and friends, He was a kind and loving husband and father, and a friend to all.

Funeral services were conducted .at the residence - this. morning (Thursday) April 15, at 10 o'clock by the Rev Carl B Johnson of Parkersburg. Interment was made in the IOOF cemetery at St Marys.

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle Nov. 25, 1965

MRS. CASSIE WHITE

Mrs. Cassie E. White. 85, who resided in St. Marys for 60 years, going to Midland. Mich., six months ago, died Saturday at. Midland.

She was born in Newell, O.. the daughter of Ernest M. and Maggie Hall and was preceded in death in 1943 by her husband. George Bruce White and in 1962 by a son, Ralph M. White.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. S .R. White. St. Marys, and Alva H. White of Midland, with whom she had resided for the past six months.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ruttencutter funeral home. St. Marys, The Rev, George McCone officiated. Burial was In the IOOF cemetery, St. Marys.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Parkersburg News July 13, 2004

Dudley White

Dudley White, 91, of St. Marys died July 11, 2004, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born on April 28, 1913, in St. Marys, a son of the late Philip and Ora Evelyn Flower White. He was a 1931 graduate of St. Marys High School and a graduate of the American Institute of Banking. He was associated with the First National Bank of St. Marys for 73 years, where he served as past president and member of the Board of Directors. He was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church, where he served in various positions in the church, including Administrative Board, Sunday School Superintendent and he served as a Trustee for 40 years. He was a member of the former St. Marys Kiwanis Club and associated with the Pleasants County Heart Fund.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Doris Riggenbach White; one son, Keith White and his wife, Margaret; one granddaughter, Sarah White, all of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Evelyn Knight.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald E. Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - May 15, 1908

"Miss Edna White Dead"

"The many friends of Miss Edna White received the somewhat sudden news Wednesday evening about 9 p. m. that she was no longer among the living.

She was taken sick last Friday of pneumonia fever and was seriously ill from the beginning. She was born at Hebron Aug. 24th, 1885 and was past 22 years of age. She was a member of the M. E. Church of this city.

Her funeral will be conducted Friday at the M. E. Church by Rev. E. D. Fellers.

She was one of the teachers in the City Schools. She leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John F. White, two sisters and two brothers and many friends to mourn their loss."

(Gerald E. Bills)


St. Marys Oracle February 14, 2007

Evelyn Gatrell White

Evelyn Gatrell White, 78, of Northville, Mich., passed away peacefully Jan. 29, 2007, at the home of her son in Novi, Mich.

She was born in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Glenn R. Gatrell and Ida E. (Johnson) Gatrell,

She is survived by her son, Glenn (Kim) Klocke of Novi, Mich.; three sisters, Geneva (Howard) Wolfe of Marietta, O., Juineta (Sam) Glenn of Gladwin, Mich. and Betty (John) Hammett of Williamstown; one brother, Jack Gatrell of Novi, Mich.; and two beloved grandsons, Blake and Dylan Klocke at home.

She was preceded in death by: her husbands, Ernest Klocke, Ed Wiggle and Dean White; one brother, Lyle (Bud) Gatrell; and one sister, Geraldine (Jerry) Lamp.

Services were Thursday, Feb. 1, at Casterline Funeral Home, Northville, Mich.

(Gerald E. Bills)


GRACE
Grace White, 1888-1961

MRS. GRACE (McTAGGART) WHITE

St. Marys-Oracle, April, 13, 1961

Mrs. Grace (McTaggart) White, eldest daughter of the late W.P. and Ida Rymer McTaggart died early Friday morning, April 7, 1961, at the home of her sisters, Mrs. Mary Day and Miss Maud McTaggart, 1104 28th. Street, Parkersburg, following a short illness.

Born at Eureka, W.Va., June 14, 1888, she was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and her husband, Winton E. White who died in 1946.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Roberts, 121 Maple St., Belpre, Oh., her brother, G.C. McTaggart, Eureka; five sisters, Miss Maud McTaggart, Mrs. Mary Day and Mrs. Laura Cunningham, all of Parkersburg; Mrs. Dicie McAtee, Apt. Q, 98-202 Kam Highway, Aiea, Oahu, Hawaii, and Mrs. Georgia Smith of Flushing, Oh.

Funeral services were held at 2:30p.m. Sunday at the Ogdin Funeral Home with the Rev. Oren D. Schaffer of the Belpre, Oh., Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the family plot in the Willow Island Cemetery.

(Daniel Smith Jr.)


St. Marys Oracle January 4, 2006

Helen V. White

Helen V. White, 93, of Lisbon Street , Glenmoor, went to be with her Lord suddenly at 6 p.m. Christmas Day 2005, at the Martin Memorial South Hospital in Stuart , FL.

Born in Raven Rock, WV, Oct. 30, 1912 , daughter of the late Levi S. and Ora (Ankrom) Daily, she had graduated from St. Marys ( West Virginia ) High School in 1930. She was a member of the Glenmoor Presbyterian Church.

Having lived in the area most of her adult life, she began working at the former Golden Star Dairyland in 1952 and retired from there as secretary to the late owner Elmer “Stump” Eiferd. From 1983 until 2003, she had worked as the secretary to her son, Larry White, at TV Facts. She also had worked at The Sanford Company with her daughter and son-in-law, Harriet Sanford and the late David L. Sanford.

A member of the Triangle Senior Citizens, she also had been a former “Gray Lady” at East Liverpool City Hospital , and was also a member of the East Liverpool City Hospital Auxiliary, logging 1,735 hours at the Snack Bar as a cashier. She was a former member of Glenmoor Tops Club.

Her husband, Loyal C. White, died Dec. 31, 1951 . A son, James D. White, died July 3, 1987 . A brother, Claude K. Daily, and another son-in-law, Floyd K. Jones also preceded her in death.

Two daughters, Mrs. Harriet J. Sanford of Stuart, with whom she most recently resided, Mrs. Ruth A. Jones of East Liverpool , and a son, Larry C. White and his wife, Kathy, of Glenmoor, survive.

There are 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

Friends may call Thursday at the Dawson Funeral Home, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The Triangle Seniors will hold a service at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Friends and family will gather at the Glenmoor Presbyterian Church following burial.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 21, 2004

John V. White

John V. White, 80, of Vienna, formerly of Glenville, W.Va., passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at the Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born March 20, 1924, in Rosedale, W.Va., the son of the late Oliver L. and Amy G. Frame White of Gilmer County.

Mr. White was a retired professor of mathematics and science at Glenville State College. He taught from 1955 through 1982 and was named professor emeritus in 2000. John also had a distinguished military career which spanned from 1943 to 1984. He was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery during the Battle of the Bulge and retired as a major in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1984. His other accomplishments included chairman of the Gilmer County Health Department, officer in the Gilmer County Medical Center, member of the West Virginia State Teacher Retirement Board, member of the Glenville State College Housing Corporation, treasurer of Glenville State College Alumni Foundation and member of Gilmer County Industrial Development Corporation.

John was a good and faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Glenville, where he served on many boards and committees and later the Wayside Methodist Church in Vienna.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Elder White; three sons, William D. (Bill) White and wife, Kathleen, of St. Marys, Charles B. (Chuck) White and wife, Paulette, of Alpharetta, Ga., Richard L. (Rick) White and wife, LuAnne, of Leesburg, Va.; one daughter, Patricia A. (Pat) White of Beavercreek, Ohio; four grandchildren, Amanda K. White of St. Marys, Sarah N., Emily R. and Christina M. White, all of Leesburg, Va.; two brothers, Lee White of Charleston, W.Va., and Bernard White of Belle, W.Va.; and one sister, Lorene Gunn of Parma, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary R. White and Edna Norman.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Raiguel Funeral Home in Harrisville. Burial will be in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery, with graveside rites by the Ritchie-Harris Post 3554 VFW. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader December 1922

Mrs. Rachael White

As we went to press, we learn that Mrs. Rachael White, age 61 years, died at her home here this morning. After a brief illness of pneumonia.

She is survived by two sons, John, of this city, Milton of Hoyes Md., and two daughters, Misses Hazel and Sylvia, both of this city.

Funeral services will be held in the M. E. Church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle January 10, 1963

Ralph M. White

Ralph M. White of Crane, Texas, died Tuesday, Dec.. 13, 1962, in the Methodist Hospital at. Houston. Texas. Death followed extensive surgery. He had been ill less than 24 hours prior to death.

Mr. White was born Nov. 5, 1900. in Pleasants County, W Va. In August 1922 he was married to the former Dorothy Ann Ingram also of Pleasants county, W. Va.

After Moving to Texas in 1926, Mr. White worked for various oil companies including St. Marys Oil as Gas Co. At the time of his death he was employed by Amerada, Petroleum Corporation as a pumper on their Crane lease, He would have completed 20 years with then next August.

He is survived by his widow, three sons, Harold L. of Lovington, N. M : Glen B. of Odessa, Texas; William W of Vancouver, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. Walker B. Sorrell of Montgomery. Alabama, Catherine Ruth White of Alpine, Texas; twelve grandchildren, his mother, Mrs. Cassle White of St. Marys, W. Va. and two brothers, Dr. S. R. White of St Marys and Alva White of Midland, Mich.,

Funeral services were held' Thursday, Dee. 20, from the First Methodist Church in Crane, Texas, with interment' at Sunset Memorial Gardens Odessa. Texas.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 11, 2006

Sam White

Sam White, 78, of St. Marys died May 10, 2006.

Sam White was appointed Judge of the Third Judicial Circuit of West Virginia comprised of Doddridge, Pleasants and Ritchie Counties, by Governor Arch A. Moore Jr. on the 24th day of April, 1985. The following year Judge White was elected to and served the remainder of that term which expired at the end of 1992. He did not stand for re-election but continued in the active practice of law at St. Marys until his death. Prior to becoming Judge he was elected to two terms in the West Virginia State Senate for the Third Senatorial District comprised of Calhoun, Pleasants, Wirt and Wood Counties, but resigned in the first year of his second term to accept the appointment as Circuit Judge. Before that he was elected to two terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates and represented Pleasants and Ritchie Counties in that body from 1976 to 1980. He filed for Prosecuting Attorney of Pleasants County while still in law school and served Pleasants County for four consecutive terms as its Prosecuting Attorney from 1953 through 1969. Before becoming Circuit Judge he served for many years as a Master Commissioner for the Pleasants County Circuit Court and as a Commissioner of Accounts for the Pleasants County Commission. He served as city attorney for the cities of St. Marys and Belmont, West Virginia, for several years. He was educated at The Ohio State University and graduated from West Virginia University College of Law where he was a member of the Law Review and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta social fraternity. He served in the United States Army as a Technician Fourth Class in 1946 and 1947 in the Finance Department at Edgewood Arsenal Chemical Center, Md.

He married Mary J. Stickel of Doddridge County on June 25, 1983, who survives, and he is the father of three sons, Bruce Mage White, who practices law in Parkersburg, Fred Ray White, who practices law in Conyers, Ga., and Max Harry White, who practices law in Keyser, W.Va., and Frostburg, Md.; three stepsons, Danny Lee Stickel of Jane Lew, W.Va., Herman S. Stickel III and Michael Wayne Stickel, both of West Union, W.Va.; six grandchildren, Christopher White, Rachel Grace White, Sarah Kathern White, Sheridan Alexandra White, Savannah Ashley White, and Nicholas Blake White, and seven step grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, James D. White, an attorney who practiced law in Atlanta, Ga., and a sister, Mary Lee Harchaf of Portsmouth, Ohio.

He was born in Princeton, W.Va., on the 21st day of May, 1927, to the late Dr. Samuel Ray White and the late Ora Virginia Ward White. He was educated in the public schools in Charleston, W.Va., but has made his home in St. Marys, West Virginia, since graduation from law school in 1952. He was a member and trustee of the St. Marys United Methodist Church and St. Marys Masonic Lodge No. 41, and a member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, American Legion, American Bar Association, West Virginia State Bar Association and past President of the Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener and an instrument rated pilot and airplane owner. He was especially proud of the scores of small children he taught to swim while he was lifeguard and swimming instructor at the Pleasants County Park swimming pool in the early 1950’s. It was during that time that he was instrumental in causing sidewalks, lighting and the baby pool to be constructed adjacent to the park pool. During the last fifteen years of his life, he and his wife raised, bred and rode Tennessee Walking horses at their farm up Middle Island Creek.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step grandson.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Jim Kelly officiating.

Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222, and AMVETS Post 40.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


WINTON
Winton E. White, 1882-1946

WINTON E. WHITE

The Times-Recorder, Oct. 24, 1946

Winton E. White, 63, of 425 Schaum Ave., Zanesville, Oh., died at 12:50 a.m. today in Bethesda Hospital after a four months illness. He had suffered a stroke last Friday after which he was taken to the hospital.

He was born in Ambrosia, W.Va., November 23, 1882, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. Winton White.

Mr White formerly resided in Parkersburg, W.Va., coming here about four years ago. He was a member of the Baptist church. During his residence here, Mr White had been employed at the Clarksburg Paper Company.

Surviving, in addition to his widow, are a daughter, Miss Rebecca, at home; a sister, Miss Lottie White, of Willow Island, W.Va., and three brothers, G.E. White, Cleveland, Oh.; J.N. of Sheldon, Ia., and W.W. White, of Glenwood, W.Va.

The body was taken to the Ogdin Funeral Home in Parkersburg, where funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. P.B. Turley officiating. Burial will be in the family burial lot in Willow Island, W.Va.

(Daniel Smith Jr.)


Parkersburg News October 13, 2009

Linda D. Whitehair

Linda D. Whitehair, 62, of Parkersburg departed this life on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at Parkersburg following an extended illness.

Linda was born on June 26, 1947, at Harrisville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Adria D. Mossor and Frances Marie Sands Leasure. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pennsboro Apostolic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Gale A. Whitehair; sons, Tim Whitehair of Mineral Wells, Calvin Mossor of Steubenville, Ohio, Mike Whitehair of St. Marys, W.Va., Kenny Mossor of Carrolton, Ohio, and Steve Whitehair of Parkersburg; daughter, Ginger Whitehair of Charleston, W.Va.; brothers, Dave Riffle of Ellenboro, W.Va., Joe Riffle of Bergholtz, Ohio, Jack Riffle of Ellenboro and Adria Mossor of Parkersburg; sisters, Jean Stull, Rhonda Leggett and Norma Greene, all of Pennsboro, W.Va., Debby Myer of Parkersburg and Patti Cunningham of Harrisville, W.Va.; a very special sister-in-law, Georgia "Ginger" Atkinson of Parkersburg; 32 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by a brother, George Riffle; and a sister, Lou Whitehair.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Leonard Satterfield and the Rev. Rufus Hoalcraft officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery, Pennsboro. Friends may call from 4:30-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - December 7, 1906

A Sudden Death

W. H. Whitlatch died very suddenly early Monday morning at his home on Clay street, in this city. He retired Sunday night in usual health, but on arising Monday morning about 5 o'clock he complained to Mrs. Whitlatch that he was ill. He continued to grow worse rapidly and expired between six and seven o'clock.

He was about 55 years of age and is survived by a wife and a large family. The deceased came here from Parkersburg something over a year ago, but was raised back of Waverly in Wood county.

The remains were taken Tuesday morning to Herdon Chapel near Waverly for interment.

He was a quiet, industrious man, and made many friends during his residence here.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 30, 1925

Mrs. Edna Wigal Died Yesterday

Mrs. Edna Ellen Wigal, 21, wife of Carl Wigal, died early yesterday morning at the Camden-Clark Memorial hospital. She is survived by her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Stephens, of Vienna; five sisters, Mrs. Gladys Lemley, North Parkersburg; Mrs. Georgia Lemley, Beechwood, and Misses Wilma, Garnet and Opal, at home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the Phelps Memorial church. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. H. M. Sturm, and burial will be in Mt. Olivet.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle - August 14, 1919

WIGNER

Mary M., wife of William A. Wigner August 10, 1919; aged 31 years, 11 months and 10 days.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Charles F. Little of McKim and was born August 28, 1887. She was married July 16, 1908 to William A. Wigner, and to them was born five children; four of whom survive her, Kenneth, aged nine, Mildred, aged seven, Garret, aged five, and Aubra, aged three; one child Lavina died in infancy.

She is also survived by her husband and her parents, three sisters, Mrs. George A. Reed of Federal, Mrs. F. B. Samberson of Fly, Ohio, and Mrs. W. H. Shultz of McKim, also by one brother Lawrence Little...........

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 11, 2007

Sylvia M. Wiley

Sylvia M. Wiley, 87, of St. Marys, W.Va., Nine Mile Community, died Jan. 10, 2007, at Heartland of Marietta.

She was born Oct. 8, 1919, at Calcutta, Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clifford and Helen Cameron Haddox. She was a 1937 graduate of St. Marys High School and a member of the Nine Mile Methodist Church. She married her husband, “Bud,” in 1938 and they made their home at Nine Mile. She was involved in 4-H throughout her youth as a member and also while her children were growing up, she served as a 4-H Club Leader for the Nine Mile Willing Workers for over 20 years. She was also a W.Va. 4-H All Star. She was a 50-year member of the Nine Mile CEOS, formerly known as Farm Women and Extension Homemakers. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a member of the Amity Rebekah Lodge 83 and the Marietta White Shrine of Jerusalem 12. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern for 49 years and nine months, serving with the Ellenboro Chapter 20 for seven years and then transferring to St. Marys Chapter 31, where she served as chapter secretary for 40 years. She was also Worthy Matron from 1969 to 1970. She was appointed Grand Representative of West Virginia in Arizona for 2003 to 2004.

She is survived by one daughter, Janet Snyder and her husband, Terry, of St. Marys; one son, Sam Wiley and his wife, Shirley, of Newport, Ohio; grandchildren, Troy Snyder of Morgantown, W.Va., Traci Brammer and her husband, B. J., of St. Marys, Darrell Wiley and his wife, Jennifer, of McDonough, Ga., and Sammy Lee Wiley II of Pickerington, Ohio; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J. D. “Bud” Wiley in 1982; son, Danny Wiley in 1999; three sisters, Dorothy Drinko, Lillian Cornell and Mildred Bills; and five brothers, Homer Haddox, Merle Haddox, Clifford Haddox, Edgar Haddox and James Haddox.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Dr. Steve Gedon officiating. Interment will be in the Nine Mile Cemetery at Nine Mile, Pleasants County. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. There will be an Eastern Star Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Pleasants County 4-H Foundation or the David C. Makins 4-H Scholarship, c/o Pleasants County Extension Office, P. O. Box 269, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader January 9, 2010

Betty Virginia Bradfield Williams

Betty Virginia Bradfield Williams, 85, of Cincinnati, OH, died, January 8, 2010, at the Hospice of Cincinnati. She was born, July 10, 1924, in Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Addison W. and Ella Ida Core Bradfield. She was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II, serving in the Waves.

She is survived by two daughters, Jacquelin Sidley, husband, Rod, of Cincinnati, OH, and Trudy Sheehan, husband, Merrill of Cleveland, OH, five grandchildren, Addison Wyatt Sidley, Chloe Sidley, Noah Sidley, Kristin Williams, and Merrill Sheehan, one sister, Valerie Baker, and one niece, Kathy Baker, three nephews, Bill Baker, Jeff Baker, and Tim Baker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Perry Williams, and three brothers, Edward Bradfield, Malcolm William Bradfield, and Addison Twain Bradfield.

Services will be held, Sunday, January 10, 2010, at 2:30 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor Shauna Hyde officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:30 to 2:30 P. M. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times October 19, 2006

Flora Jean Williams

Flora Jean Williams, 81, of The Inn at Marietta, formerly of New Matamoras, died Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2006) at The Inn at Marietta.

She was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Fairview, W.Va., the only child of Claude and Edna Rush Parker. She was a graduate of Fairview High School and had attended West Virginia University. She was a homemaker and had worked variously outside the home. A Protestant by faith, she was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, and enjoyed playing cards and bowling. On June 13, 1942, she married James E. “Pete” Williams, who preceded her in death in 2003.

She is survived by four children, Karen (Kenny) Taylor of New Matamoras, Jim (Lisa) Williams of Marietta, Joyce (Ronnie) Berga of St. Marys, W.Va., and Becky (Rod) Strahler of Marietta. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, including Jane Rush of Fairview.

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents and her son-in-law, Bob Cochran.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with the Rev. Nancy O’Dell officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The family would appreciate, in lieu of flowers or other tributes, memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or to another charitable organization.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 14, 2009

Hazel Williams,

Hazel Williams, 92, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Feb. 12, 2009.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p..m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Ida Hazel (Lamp) Williams, 92, of St. Marys, WV, went to be with the Lord on February 12, 2009, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Oliver and Leotta Bunner Lamp. She was born at home in Ritchie County, WV. She was a member of the Old Regular Baptist Church in Clinton, OH.. During her life she married Rollo C. Williams on October 11, 1933. They had six children. She was a wonderful mother keeping her family together during the great depression. She loved her family and lived for many years on Sugarcreek, where she farmed and put more towards the family than herself. She is survived two daughters, Bertha (Robert) Bailey of Carrollton, OH, and Wilma Erb of St. Marys, WV, one son, Robert (Bob) Williams of St. Marys, WV, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rollo C. Williams, three sons, Willie, James, and Raymond Williams, nine brothers and six sisters, six grandchildren, Bobby, Willie, Steven Williams, Denny Kukich, Tony Williams, Johnny Lipscomb, three great grandchildren, Nicole Williams, Christine Erb, and Shelby Kukich, and two son-in-laws, Reuben Erb, and Earl Gail Hefner. Services will be held Sunday, February 15, 2009, at 1:30 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Brother Kenneth Robinson officiating. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hebron, WV. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. Saturday and from 10 A. M. to 1:30 P. M. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader October 27, 2007

Jean A. Williams

Jean A. Williams of La Mesa, CA, died peacefully in autumns first early morning Sept. 23, 2007, after a brief illness. She was 87.

Jean was born January I2, 1920, in Fargo, ND to Caroline (Knutson) and Crest J. Johnson. She was the daughter-in-law of Otho Rolla and Edith Williams of 908 Fourth Street, St. Marys.

November 9, 1946, she married Otho Rolla Williams Jr. in San Antonio, TX. In the spring of 1953, Rolla accepted a position with the San Diego Union (now Union Tribune) and the couple moved to San Diego. In 1958 they adopted their first daughter, Caroline, and later settled in their La Mesa home.

Jean was a passionate gardener and a creative and skilled cook. She and Rolla enjoyed traveling the world. For many years, Jean was in a local bowling league. She also spent many hours volunteering her time for a variety of organizations.

She was always interested in news and sports and kept the Union Tribune by her side until her last day.

During the last two decades, she beat breast cancer twice. She was emotionally and physically strong.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Rolla; her sisters, Dorothy Rasmussen of Fargo, ND and Helen Dahlen of Albuquerque, NM; and her parents.

She is survived by her daughter, Caroline and son-in-law Bradley Fenton of Escondido, CA.

A memorial service was Monday, Oct. 8, at Erickson-Anderson Chapel of La Mesa, 8390 Allison Avenue. Private inurnment was at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to La. Mesa Historical Society, P.O. Box 882, La Mesa, CA 91944 or your favorite breast cancer or Parkinson's Disease research foundation. Jean would also request that you plant a garden, cook a luscious meal, call your friends and see the world.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle March 3, 2004

ROLLA WILLIAMS

Rolla Williams, 86, died Feb. 20, 2004, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

He was born March 2, 1917, in St. Marys, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. O. Rolla Williams Sr. He was a 1935 graduate of St. Marys High School. He attended West Virginia University and received a degree in journalism.

Williams volunteered and joined the Army in November 1940. He went into combat and landed in France on D-Day Plus One, according to his wife. He was captured by the Germans on July 30, 1944, and was a prisoner.of war for nine months before being liberated by the Russian Army.

Williams earned two Purple Hearts and the Bronze medal during his distinguished six-year military career in which he rose to the rank of major.

After the war, Williams became a desk man and golf writer at the San Antonio Express.

On April 20, 1953, he accepted a job from San Diego Union sports editor Jack Murphy. He became a desk man and bowling columnist. But soon, Murphy recognized Williams' talents and gave him assignments such as the Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley in 1960 and the Rose Bowl. He retired from the Union in 1992 when he received the prestigious President's Award from the County Fish and Game Association for his contributions as an outdoor writer.

Williams is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean; and daughter, Caroline, who is married to Bradley Fenton.

A memorial service was held Feb. 28 at Erickson-Anderson Mortuary, La Mesa.

The family asks that donations be made to Friends of St. Marys, Pleasants County Public Library, c/o Librarian Eleanor Poling, 101 Lafayette St., St. Marys, WV 26170; or the San Diego Press Club Foundation, P.O. Box 82571, San Diego, CA 92106.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 15, 2006

Velma E. Williams

Velma Elladean Williams, 89, of St. Marys, W.Va., died July 13, 2006, at the Worthington Manor Skilled Nursing Facility, Parkersburg.

She was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Cooper District of Mason County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Walter Alexander and Flora Mae Whittington Wood. She was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church and a former member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school. She had sung in the choir at both churches and was very active in church up until a few years ago. She and her husband owned and operated the Farmers Exchange in St. Marys for many years. She had worked at the Shouldis Department Store and retired from the First National Bank. She was a member of the Raven Rock Homemakers and she liked to sew, crochet, needlework and travel.

She is survived by one daughter, Jane Drake Grimm and her husband, James D., of Parkersburg; one son, Robert B. Williams Jr. and his wife, Patty, of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Craig Alan Williams and his wife, Jamie, and Brett Andrew Williams, all of St. Marys, Brian Edward Drake and his wife, Melissa, of Parkersburg and Aaron Matthew Drake and his wife, Amy, of Pt. Pleasant, W.Va.; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Williams Sr.; three sisters, Doris Hutchinson, Ona Hoover and Beatrice Walters; and one brother, Lawrence Wood.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Ed Garrett officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Worthington for their kindness, compassion and care they showed Velma and her family.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 26, 2005

Bernard G. Williamson

Bernard G. "Buck" Williamson, 79, of Loveland, Ohio, died Sept. 23, 2005.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Calling hours are from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Bernard G. "Buck" Williamson

Date and Time of Service: 9/28/05 - 10 A. M.

Bernard G. “Buck” Williamson, 79, of Loveland, OH, died, September 23, 2005, at the Hospice of Cincinnati, OH. He was born, June 18, 1926, at Wade, OH, a son of the late George Ira and Della Mae Hutchison Williamson. He grew up in Newport, OH, after his family moved there in 1928. Bernard at an early age excelled in science. His love for electricity and electronics was apparent. He wired many houses and made his first transmitter, broadcasting for a two mile radius at a young age. He graduated from Newport High School in 1944. He was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II serving from 1944 to 1946. While in the navy, he was tested and scored high in electronics. This guaranteed him a school in advanced training. He attended Wright Junior College for electronics in Chicago, IL. Eventually, he became an instructor at a naval school for electronics. After he was discharged from the Navy, he attended Marietta College for two more years. Bernard was initiated into the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union No. 972 on July 2, 1947. He became active in his local, serving on various committees and as a member of the Examining Board. His ability as a leader was recognized and he was elected business manager-financial secretary in 1951. In August 1956 he was appointed International Representative of the Fourth District, which included the states of Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He and his family were transferred to the Cincinnati, OH area. He served as an International Representative until July 1, 1972, when he became International Vice President until he retired on August 1, 1988. He retired with 16 years of service as an International Representative, 16 years as an International Vice President, a total of 32 years of service to the International Union and as of July of 2005, he attained 58 years of service to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was a member of the Newport Church of Christ, the Matamoras Lodge #374 F. & A. M., the Elks, the VFW Post 5108 and the American Legion Post 64 , both in Marietta, OH. He was past President of Glenclift Oil and Gas Company. He is survived by his wife, who he married on July 25, 1948, Doris Irene Riggs Williamson, four children, David Williamson and his wife, Julie, Randall Williamson and his wife, Mary, John Williamson, and Lisa Williamson all of Cincinnati, OH, seven grandchildren, Andrew, James, Jonathan, Jesse, Justin, Evan, and Samantha Williamson, one great grandson, Oliver James Williamson all of Cincinnati, OH, one sister, Grace Haas of Marietta, OH, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters, Buena Story, Mabel Rouse, and Ruth Rider. Services will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at 10 A. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Evangelist Chris Mullins officiating. Burial will be in the Eastlawn Memorial Park, Reno, OH. Calling hours from 6 to 8 P. M. Tuesday at the funeral home. There will be a Masonic Memorial Service Tuesday at 8 P. M. at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 10, 2007

Clarice E. Williamson

Clarice Elaine Williamson, 94, of Belmont, W.Va., passed away May 9, 2007, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was born Nov. 24, 1912, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Charles C. and Martha Dorothy Hannen Cooke. She attended Marshall University and graduated from West Liberty State College. She was a teacher in Pleasants County, where she taught in one-room schools and retired from U. S. Public Debt, where she worked as a computer programmer. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belmont.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Hal and Sandy Williamson of Belmont; three granddaughters, Reginia Campbell of Jacksonville, Fla., Dr. Jamie Williamson and her husband, Bill, of Tuba, Ariz., and Miranda Pierson of Boston, Mass.; stepgranddaughter, Sherri Lechner and her husband, Tom, of Coshocton, Ohio; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Florence Houts of Clemson, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Frances “Buzz” Williamson; one brother, Loren Cooke; and three sisters, Bertha Lanning, June Hoy and May Russell.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Kelly Snyder officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours are from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Eunice Kathleen Williamson

Eunice Kathleen Williamson, 90, of Route 1, St. Marys, Whiskey Run Community, died Aug. 24, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Parkersburg.

She was born June 14, 1911, in Finch, W.Va. Mrs. Williamson was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church of Finch.

She is survived by her sons, Keith Williamson of Alliance, Ohio, and James ‘Jim’ Williamson of Pennsboro; and daughters, Shirley Bond of Mountain, W.Va., and Vicky Boyce of Route 1, St. Marys, Whiskey Run Community.

Mrs. Williamson was preceded in death by her parents, Francis Marion and Nancy Armanda Ruddlesdon Wince; her husband, Lawrence A. Williamson; infant daughter, Linda Williamson; brothers, Earl, Ken and George Wince; and sisters, Ona Andrews and Elma Brooks.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Sunday at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church of Finch, with the Rev. Carl DeVaughn and the Rev. Terry Boyce officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church Cemetery of Finch. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and one hour prior to services at the church on Sunday.

(Michael Anderson)


Pleasants County Leader - November 30, 1923

"George Williamson"

"George Williamson, age 83 years, a resident of Raven Rock, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Owens, of this city, on Friday morning.

Funeral services were held at the residence at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. C. C. Lanham. Interment was made in the IOOF Cemetery."

Notes:
Pleasants County Census -1890
WILLIAMSON, George M., Private, Company "F", West Virginia Infantry. Enlisted 8/14/1862; discharged 6/27/1865. Address: Raven Rock, WV. Disability Incurred: Cold on measles and lung trouble.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - May 18, 1906

ELOISE WILLIAMSON

Child Dead

Eloise, the infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. H. J. Williamson, aged 10 months, diedd late Wednesday afternoon, of membranous croup.

The funeral will be held Friday at 2:00 0'clock.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader July 5, 1918

Joshua B. Williamson

Joshua B. Williamson, was born March 8, 1831 an died June 30, 1918, aged 87 years 3 months and 22 days. Mr. Williamson was a Civil War Veteran and a highly respected citizen. He was married to Nancy J. Miller who died in 1900. To this union were born 11 children, 7 of whom are living, five daughters and 2 sons; also 16 grand children survive. He united with the M. E. Church when quite young and has lived a constant Christian life.

The funeral was conducted at the late home by Rev. Bennett. Interment at Willow on Tuesday.

(Gerald Bills)


Mary B. Williamson

Mary B. Williamson, 92, of St. Marys died May 6, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 21, 1909, in Alma, WV, a daughter of the late Silas and Della Forrester Underwood and wife of the late Roy D. Williamson.

She attended Tyler County schools and was a member of the Dewey Avenue Church of Christ in St. Marys for 61 years.

She is survived by one brother, former West Virginia Gov. Cecil Underwood of Charleston; one sister Chloe Ferrell of Sistersville; two nephews Gary Underwood of Williamstown and Craig Underwood of Boston, Mass.; four nieces, Sharon Slider, Cecilia Baker, Betty Rader of Charleston, and Barbara Vincent of Sistersville. She was preceded in death by her husband; one brother, A. Clinton Underwood; and one sister, Lily Lemasters.

Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Jerry Toothman officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Pleasants County Leader May 16, 1924

MRS ODD WILLIAMSON

Mrs. Odd Williamson died at Danville, on Sunday, May 11th.

Her remains were brought back to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Kidder, and the funeral was held Tuesday at New Bethel church. Interment in the New Bethel cemetery.

(Note: Nancy B. Kidder Williamson w/o William O. Williamson - GEB)

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader July 5, 1918

Ora Williamson

Ora Williamson, aged 26, son of Mr. and Mrs Rafe Williamson of Sugar Valley, died at 2:15 Saturday afternoon at Winfield, Kansas, of appendicitis. The remains were sent back here arriving on this (Wednesday) morning and were taken out to his old home for burial. He was recently married at Douglas, Kan.

(Note: It is my best estimate that he was buried in the Gardner Cemetery where his mother and father are buried-Ralph and Sarah Williamson per census records. No marker - GEB).

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News - November 18, 2003

Ruby Williamson

ST. MARYS - Ruby E. Williamson, 90, of Nine Mile Community, St. Marys, departed this life on Nov. 17, 2003, at her residence.

Mrs. Williamson was born on July 23, 1913 at Jonestown Community near St. Marys to the late Ervin W. and Eliza J. Morris Little. She was a homemaker, a member of the Hebron C.E.O.S. and attended the Maple Lane Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Harvey Cunningham of St. Marys; son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Linda Williamson of Pennsboro, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Debby Hadley and husband, Keith, Kevin Cunningham and wife, Susan, Eric Cunningham and wife, Audra, all of Hebron, W.Va., Heather Williamson of Harrisville, and Rusty Williamson of Pennsboro; and six great-grandchildren, Sarah and Jessie Hadley, Heidi and Joshua Cunningham, and Erica and Nathan Cunningham.

In addition to her parents, Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Marion C. Williamson; an infant son, Larry D. Williamson; five brothers, Robert, Clyde, Clifford, Rollie and Howard Little; and two sisters, Hazel Shingleton and Opal Howard.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro, with the Revs. Tom Cox and Arthur Cox officiating. Interment will be in the Maple Lane Cemetery near Hebron in Pleasants County. Friends may call from 3:30-8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News October 10, 2008

Joy Lee Willis

Joy Lee Willis, 37, of Grove City, Ohio, passed away Oct. 8, 2008.

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Calling hours will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Joy Lee Willis, 37, of Grove City, OH, passed away October 8, 2008 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH. She was born October 3, 1971 in Parkersburg, WV to Carolyn Winland Willis and Leon Willis. Joy was a 1989 graduate of St. Marys High School, a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Gulf War, and a 1997 graduate of Washington State Community College with an Associates Degree in Business and Accounting. She also enjoyed fishing. Joy is survived her life partner, Vanessa Montgomery, her mother, Carolyn Winland Willis of Newport, OH, father, Leon Willis of St. Marys, WV, step-father, Bob Rouse of Newport, OH, sister, Janel Jacobs and her husband, Steve, of Orlando, FL., niece Avery Jacobs of Orlando, FL., maternal grandmother Norma Winland of Belmont, WV, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Al and Anna Willis, and her maternal grandfather, Denton Winland. Services will be held Sunday, October 12, 2008, at 4 P. M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Belmont, WV. Calling hours will be from 5 to 8 P. M. on Saturday.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle May 12, 2004

Louise Anne Willis

Louise Anna Willis, 88, of Ironton, Ohio passed away Monday., May 3, 2004 at a local health center.

She. was born July 26, 1915 in Pedro, Ohio, the daughter of the late David and Sophia Koster Dennin. She was a home maker and attended Pedro schools. She lived in West Virginia, for many years and returned to Lawrence county in 1989.

She is survived by seven children, Audrey Kelly of Raceland, Ky., Leon A. Willis and his wife Louise of St. Marys, Lawrence Willis of Ironton, Adalene and her husband, Carl Heighton of Ironton, Allan Longwell of West Manchester, Ohio, Lester and his wife Regina of Ironton and Lewis Allen Willis Of Morgantown; special friend, Judy. Mills of Ironton; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great -grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Al Willis who died Feb. 12, 1982; two daughters, Louise Ann Willis and Alfreda Brooks; three sisters and two brothers.

Graveside service wasFriday, May 7 at Willow Island Cemetery, with the Pastor Arthur Cox officiating. There is no visitation Philips Funeral Home of Ironton is in charge of the arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - January 6, 1905

Abraham Wilson

Abraham Wilson, aged 71, died suddenly of heart disease at his home above Parkersburg, Monday afternoon. He was walking about when the grim reaper required of him his soul.

The remains were brought to this city Wednesday afternoon and taken to Cloverdale for interment. The funeral service and burial occurred today, Thursday, the funeral sermon was delivered by Re. J. J. Poynter, an old friend. The deceased formerly resided in McKim District, and has sons living in this county at the present time. He is survived by a widow and seven children.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 15, 2009

Betty R. Wilson

Betty R. Wilson, 82, of New Matamoras, Ohio, died Aug. 13, 2009.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Betty R. Wilson, 82, of New Matamoras, OH, died, August 13, 2009, at the Arbors of Marietta, OH. She was born, November 1, 1926, in New Matamoras, OH, a daughter of the late Forrest Brian and Mary Celia Fry Knowlton. She was retired from Ohio University in Athen, OH, where she had been bookkeeper at the Alden Library. She had lived in various places including Athens, OH, Parkersburg, WV, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois, and London, OH. She was a Baptist by faith, and her hobbies included boating.

She is survived by one son, Waymen W. “Bud” Wilson, Jr. and his wife, Susan of London, OH, three grandchildren, Chad Wilson of Parkersburg, Andrea Wilson Good of Columbus, OH, and Robert Wilson of London, OH, one sister, Lena Beryl Case of San Francisco, CA, one niece, Janet Case, and two nephews, Alan And Dean Case. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Waymen W. Wilson, Sr., and a brother, Homer E. Knowlton.

Services will be held Monday, August 17, 2009, at 1 P.M. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Pastor David Beaver officiating. Interment will be in the Matamoras Cemetery, New Matamoras, OH. Friends may call from 3 to 7 P. M. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times October 28, 2005

Carolyn Faye Wilson

FLEMING, Ohio — Carolyn Faye Wilson, 58, of 4347 Anderson Road, Fleming, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 26, 2005) at her residence in Fleming.

She was born April 29, 1947, in Charleston, W.Va., to John W. and Martha Elizabeth Hartley Rexroad. She was a cashier at McDonald’s. Carolyn enjoyed quilting, crafts and her grandchildren.

She is survived by two daughters, Marie Haddox (Lee) of St. Marys, W.Va., and Beth Miller (Michael) of Delray, W.Va.; three grandchildren, S. Elizabeth Haddox, Johnathan Haddox and Virginia LeAnn Haddox, all of St. Marys, W.Va.; two brothers, Earl Rexroad (Gayla) and John “J.R.” Rexroad, both of Fleming; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 25 years, Jack W. Wilson, on Jan. 24, 2005; and a brother, Ross Rexroad.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 29, 2005) at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel, with John Harra officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Dr. Denver G. Wilson

Dr. Denver G. Wilson, 75, of St. Marys died Oct. 6, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born Dec. 2, 1925, in Parkersburg, W.Va., a son of the late Oscar and Nancy Piersol Wilson. He was a member of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church, and a member of the church’s Mariner’s Class. He was a 1944 Parkersburg High School graduate. He was a United States Air Force veteran of World War II where he served in Italy. He attended Northern Illinois College of Optometry. He practiced optometry for 50 years in St. Marys, W.Va. He was a member of the W.Va. Optometric Association, former member of the Pleasants County Board of Education, former member of the Kiwanis Club and member of the St. Marys Elks Club, and enjoyed golfing.

Surviving him are his wife of 55 years, Betty Wilson; two sons, Dennis and his wife Patti of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Joe and his wife Mindy of Parkersburg; one granddaughter, Laura Lea Wilson of Charleston, SC; one brother, Raymond Wilson of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Marie Ross of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Alzana Brenneman; and four brothers, Harold, Dale, Gilbert and Edgar Wilson.

Services will be held 2 p.m. today at the St. Marys Presbyterian Church in St. Marys, W.Va., the Rev. Michael Anderson and the Rev. Dan Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, W.Va. Visitation is for one hour prior to services at the church.

Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News October 4, 2005

Donald R. Wilson

Donald R. Wilson, 76, of St. Marys died Oct. 3, 2005, at the West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown.

He was born Sept. 18, 1929, at Highland, Ritchie County, a son of the late George A. and Loye Belle Oliver Wilson. He was a member of Pike Church of Christ. He was former chairman of the Pleasants County Democratic Executive Committee, a member of the West Virginia State Democratic Executive Committee and Pleasants County Democrat of the Year. He was a former member of the Pleasants County Development Authority, a member of the board of the PRT Vocational School, and a 52-year member of the Carpenters Local No. 899 of Parkersburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Louise Whitehair Wilson; three sons, Steve and Terri of Lower Salem, Ohio, Ron and Elaine and Doug and Jessie, all of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Jason Wilson, Eric Wilson, Ashlee Wilson and Brian Wilson, all of St. Marys, Stefanie Williams and her husband, Jason, of Williamstown and Chad Wilson of Vienna; one great-granddaughter, Haley Lynn Williams of Williamstown; one sister, Freda Wilson; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Angela Marie Wilson, and six brothers, Carl, Julian, Denzil, Beryl, George and Harry Wilson.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Evangelist Cecil Dotson officiating. Burial will be in the Pike Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle, February 21, 1891

ELI WILSON

"Eli Wilson, an old and respected citizen, residing at Pleasants Mills, on McKim Creek, in this county died very suddenly at his home on Tuesday. He had been ailing for sometime, but was not considered dangerous. He was walking about a short time before he died."

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - October 30, 1903

Obituary - Wilson

Ellma V. Wilson was born April 4, 1865, and departed this life October 25, 1903.

The deceased was the wife of W. B. Wilson to whom she had been married since January 4, 1884. To this happy union eight children were born, Seven of whom survive the mother.

She was a devoted Christian having been converted and joined the M. P. Church at Mt. Pleasant in 1893. She was patient in all her afflictions and knew perfectly well that her future life would be bright and joyous.

Her death is peculiarly sad because of the tender age of the children.

The Husband and children have the sympathy of all in this darkest affliction of life.

After the funeral services which were conducted by Rev. M. D. Helmick at the Clover Dale Church, the body was laid to rest in the Clover Dale Cemetery to await the Resurrection morn.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News August 4, 2008

Freda A. Wilson

Freda A. Wilson, 70, of Belmont, W.Va., died Aug. 2, 2008.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Freda A. Wilson, 70, of Belmont, WV, died August 2, 2008, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. She was born, May 3, 1938, in Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late George A. and Loye Belle Oliver Wilson. She was a member of the Cloverdale Church of Christ. She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Louise Wilson of St. Marys, WV, Virginia Wilson of Williamstown, WV, and Helene Wilson of Newell, WV, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by seven brothers, Denzil Wilson, Julian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Beryl Wilson, George Wilson, Don Wilson, and Harry Wilson. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at 2 P. M. at the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. There will be no calling hours. Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV is in charge of arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Harold E. "Harry" Wilson

Harold E. "Harry" Wilson, 68, of Belmont, W.Va., died Feb. 1, 2001, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born May 7, 1932, at French Creek, Pleasants County, W.Va., a son of the late George A. and Loye Oliver Wilson. He was a carpenter for 25 years and a member of the Carpenter’s Local Union 807, Paden City, W.Va. He had taught building and industrial maintenance classes at the PRT Vocational Technical Center in St. Marys and was the owner of the Drillmore and Bison Oil companies. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nellie Gorrell Wilson; three sons, Scott Wilson and his wife, Michelle of St. Marys, Greg Wilson and his wife, Tina of Belmont, and Jeff Wilson and his wife, Patty of Bens Run, W.Va.; grandchildren, Joshua Wilson, Andrea Wilson and Deidre Wilson all of St. Marys, Tessa Wilson of Belmont, Maranda Huffman and her husband, Shawnray, a student at West Virgnia University of Morgantown, and Jennifer Wilson of Bens Run; one sister, Freda Wilson of Belmont; one brother, Donald R. Wilson of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Carl Wilson, George Wilson, Denzil Wilson, Beryl Wilson and Julian Wilson.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the George Street Church of Christ of St. Marys, with the Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours from 4-9 p.m. today at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church.

(Michael Anderson)


Marietta Times January 25, 2005

Jack William Wilson

Jack William Wilson, 70, of 5001 State Route 60, Marietta, died at 5:57 a.m. Monday (Jan. 24, 2005) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born Dec. 28, 1934, at Parkersburg to Jack Elsworth and Arthelia Feick Wilson. He was a Methodist by faith. He graduated from Parkersburg High School and served two enlistments in the U.S. Army before becoming self-employed as a painter.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Carolyn Rexroad Wilson, whom he married Aug. 11, 1979, at Fleming; one son, Graig William Wilson; two daughters, Jackie Wilcoxen and her husband, David, of Little Hocking, and Kris Carpenter of Parkersburg; two stepdaughters, Marie Haddox and her husband, Lee, of St. Marys, W.Va., and Beth Miller and her husband, Michael, of Delray, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Jim Wilson and his wife, Helen, of Parkersburg, and Asa Wilson of Waverly, W.Va.; and one sister, Betty Penn and her husband, Robert, of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel, at 1021 Pike St., with the Rev. John Harra officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


James E. Wilson

James E. Wilson, 77, of St. Marys died Aug. 24, 2001, at the Memorial Division of Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston.

He was born Feb. 11, 1924, in St. Marys, a son of the late Alfred Elmer and Dove Hall Wilson. He was a member of Dewey Avenue Church of Christ, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and owner of the former W.A. Wilson and Sons Supply in St. Marys, a hardware and building supply company. He was a graduate of St. Marys High School, a member of the St. Marys Golf Club, a former member of the Pleasants County Board of Education and owner/manager of Jay-Mar Apartments in Belmont. He was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Israel Wilson; four sons, James Ronald Wilson and his wife Beverly of Park Ridge, N.J., Van A. Wilson and his wife Annie of Macon, N.C., John D. Wilson and his wife Terry of Parkersburg and David B. Wilson and his wife Cheryll of Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren, Ann Sapp of Greensboro, N.C., Jim Wilson of Cary, N.C., Michael and Katy Wilson of Parkersburg, Lynne Lenchak of Cleveland, Ohio, and Todd Wilson of Richmond, Va.; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Mary Patricia Wilson; and two sisters, Helen Spence and Margaret Ruckman.

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Dewey Avenue Church of Christ, St. Marys, Evangelists Dan Kessinger and Emanuel Daugherty officiating. There will not be any visitation and the family requests memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 12110, Charleston, W.Va., 25302. Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News June 23, 2004

Jeanne E. Wilson

Jeanne E. Eckart Wilson, 77, formerly of Belmont, W.Va., residing in Homestead, Fla., died June 20, 2005.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Belmont United Methodist Church, Belmont, with visitation 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the church.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Jeanne E. Eckart Wilson, 77, formerly of Belmont, WV, residing in Homestead, FL, passed away, June 20, 2005, at Homestead Hospital, in Homestead. She was born, April 8, 1928, in Belmont, Pleasants County, WV, the youngest daughter of the late Charles W. and Mary Riggs Eckart. She was a 1946 graduated of St. Marys High School, a full time homemaker, a devoted wife and loving mother. She was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church and attended services in Homestead until illness prevented from doing so. Longtime pre hurricane volunteers for Family Services at Homestead Air Force Base. Her dedication was extremely appreciated. She was an established water and oil paint artist. She is survived by David L. Wilson, her husband of 49 years, one son Matthew W. Wilson, of Ft. Pierce, FL, one sister Mary Louise Eckart, of Reno, OH, one brother Frank Eckart and his Wife Maxine of Belmont. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother Charles C. Eckart. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, June 26, 2005, at 3 P. M. at the Belmont United Methodist Church, Belmont, WV with Rev. Jim Kelly officiating. Calling hours will be from 2 to 3 P.M Sunday at the church. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV. Memorial Contributions may be made to an Alzheimer’s research program.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - February 25, 1921 Leah (Lamp) Wilson

Leah Wilson, the wife of William Wilson some 25 years ago deceased, was born May 28, 1832, departed this life July 14, 1915 at the age of 83 years 1 month and 16 days.

She leaves behind to cherish fond memories of mother the following children: Louisa McCullough and Robert Henry Wilson of Hebron, Ralph H. Wilson of Marietta, O., L. V. Wilson and Susannah Fetty of E. Liverpool, O., J. B. Wilson, of Pleasants, and Mary A. Israel and W. A. Wilson of St. Marys, one son Silas J. Wilson father of Mrs. C. P. Craig and William B. Wilson having preceded her.

She was indeed a mother in Israel, having obeyed the Gospel in 1849 at the age of 17 under the preaching of William O. Lowther and for 66 years living such a life as to be adornment to the church of Jesus Christ.

The memory of "Aunt Leah" as she was affectionately called will be cherished by all who knew her and Eternity alone reveal the good influences of her Godly life.

Funeral services were conducted at Zoar Church by Elder G. W. Varner after which the remains were laid to rest in Zoar cemetery by the side of her husband.

(Mary Louise Rea Lamp)


Parkersburg News January 12, 2005

Leotta M. Wilson

Leotta M. Wilson, 80, of Belmont, WV, died, January 10, 2005 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born April 19, 1924 in St. Marys, WV, a daughter of the late George and Josephine Hackathorn Johnson. She was a member of the George Street Church of Christ. She was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center, where she served as an Aide. She enjoyed playing games and feeding the birds. She is survived by one daughter Janet Dawson and her husband Thurman of Belmont, WV, one son Ronnie Joe Wilson and his wife Kathy, of Greensboro, N.C., two grandchildren, Junior Deem and his wife Renita, Angela Thompson and her husband Kyle, three great-grandchildren Kayla and Jonie Thompson, William Deem, two sisters Luella Wiseman, Bessie Maston and her husband Paul, three brothers Roy Hackathorn and his wife Gayla, Christopher Hackathorn and his wife Martha, Gale “Walker” Hackathorn and his wife Norma, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband William Wilson, Jr., six brothers, and two sisters. Services will be held Wednesday, January 12, 2005,at 3 P.M., at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasantview Hills Cemetery, Pettyville, WV. Calling hours from 11 A.M. to 3 P. M. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


"MRS. MABEL WILSON"

"The remains of Mrs. Mabel Wilson of Marietta, Ohio, who died Thursday morning, were brought here for interment Saturday. Besides her husband she leaves a son, Albert Matteson, of Clarksburg."

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 6, 2005

Nellie M. Wilson

Nellie Mae Wilson, 72, of Belmont, W.Va., died Dec. 5, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born April 30, 1933, in Sistersville, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clarence E. and Hazel Haught Gorrell. She was a member of the George Street Church of Christ in St. Marys, a 1951 graduate of Sistersville High School, and her hobbies included playing the mandolin, the harpsichord and working jigsaw puzzles.

She is survived by her children, H. Scott Wilson and his wife, Michelle, of St. Marys, W. Greg Wilson and his wife, Linda, of Waverly and Jeffrey A. Wilson and his wife, Patty, of Meadville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Joshua Wilson, Andrea and Bobby Shapley, Deidre Wilson, Tessa Wilson, Todd Dillon, Maranda and Shaun Ray Huffman and Jennifer Wilson; great-grandchildren, Andrew Shapley, Jalynn Shapley, Alexis Huffman and Trenton Huffman; four sisters, June Nichols Howard of Paden City, W.Va., Dorothy Leach of Vienna, Mary Dennis of Weirton, W.Va., and Josephine Gorrell of Friendly, W.Va.; one brother, James H. Gorrell of Friendly; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Harold E. "Harry" Wilson; a sister, Betty Knowlton; and brothers, Ellis A. Gorrell, Thomas E. Gorrell, Clarence Edward Gorrell, Louis L. Gorrell, Phillip B. Gorrell and William H. Gorrell.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasants Memorial Estates, Eureka, W.Va. Calling hours will be 3-5 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle February 18, 2009

Oleta S. Wilson

Oleta S. Wilson, 82, of Central Station, W V, died Feb. 14, 2009, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 13, 1926, at Ocean Mines in Harrison County, the daughter of the late Hoy Thomas and Minnie Ruth Wine Carder. He was a homemaker and a very loving mother and enjoyed playing country music..

She is survived by three daughters, Donna Goff of Harrisville, Debra Smith and her husband, David, of Central Station and Penny America and her husband, Rick, of Central Station; four sons, Thomas Robinson of St. Marys, Danny Wilson of West Union, Michael Wilson of West Union and Monty Wilson and his wife, Pam, of Big Flint; two sisters, Sharon Kunik of Greenwood and Helen Johnson of Cleveland, OH; one brother, Charles D. Carder of New Milton; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren.

In addition, to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Dacel O. Robinson; her second husband, Leon Freddie Wilson; two infant daughters; one brother, Carl H. Carder; and one infant sister.

Services were Tuesday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Gilbert Neely officiating. Burial followed in Chestnut Grove Cemetery at Big Flint.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 21, 2005

Oran Wilson

Oran Wilson, 85, of St. Marys died July 20, 2005, at Carehaven of Pleasants.

He was born July 11, 1920, in Rock Run, W.Va., son of the late Arthur and Odessa Bumgardner Wilson. He was a World War II veteran and a member of the George Street Church of Christ. He retired from Quaker State in 1984.

Survivors include one son, Larry J. Wilson and wife, Rita, of St. Marys; one daughter, Barbara Chase of Nitro, W.Va.; two sisters, Pauline Fox and husband, Bill, of Belmont and Freda Roden of St. Marys; two grandsons, Brien Chase and wife, Penny, of Charleston and Trent Chase and wife, Wendy, of Woodland Park, Colo.; one granddaughter, Angelina Wilson of St. Marys; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Neely Wilson; one son-in-law, Robert Chase; two sisters, Zora Mossack and Esther Rea; two infant sisters; and one brother, Thurman Wilson.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Willow Island Baptist Church Cemetery, Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert officiating. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Patricia Wilson

Patricia Willson died July 16, 2001, in West Columbia, S.C.

She was born July 28, 1941, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Carl D. and E. Jean Carr. She was a retired federal employee of the South Carolina Army National Guard. She was a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers and a board member and secretary of the SCARNG Federal Credit Union.

Surviving are her husband, Fred R. ‘‘Bob’’ Willson of West Columbia; her son, Brian M. Willson of Irmo, S.C.; her daughter-in-law, Lisa Y. Willson; and her brothers, Neil Carr of Belton, Texas, and Michael Carr of Columbia.

Services were held July 20, at West Columbia Church of Christ, with Ernie J. Richards Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Southland Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to the West Columbia Church of Christ Building Fund.

(Michael Anderson)


Pleasants County Leader - November 25, 1927

"RALPH WILSON"

"Ralph Wilson, a former resident of St. Marys, died at his home in Marietta, Ohio Saturday, Nov. 19th.He was 71 years, 4 months and 9 days.

Services were held Tuesday the 22nd at the Christian Church by Rev. T. Q. Masten. Interment in the Odd Fellow Cemetery. Ralph H. Wilson was born July 10, 1856, departed this life Nov. 19, 1927, age 71 years, 4 months and 9 days. The deceased is survived by 4 brothers, W. A., Robert, and J. B. of St. Marys and L. V. of East Liverpool, Ohio. Also, by 5 children; Mrs. Ida Lamp of East Liverpool, Ohio; Mrs. Louisana Dougherty of Martins Ferry, O.: Mrs. Clara Harvey of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs Alice Eddy of Holiday Cove, W. Va. and James C. Wilson of Bartlettsville, Okla. He obeyed the Gospel at Pine Grove many years ago."

(Gerald Bills)


ROBERT H. WILSON

Robert H. Wilson, son of William and Leah Wilson, was born at Hebron, West Virginia, January 27, 1866, and departed this life September 29, 1945, aged 79 years, 8 months and 2 days.

He was united in marriage to Cora T. Hickman, October 4, 1885. To this union were born seven children as follows: Mary E. Lamp, St. Marys, Arthur T. Wilson, Hebron, Ida E. Butler, St. Marys, Icie E. Craven, James L. Wilson, St. Marys, Asa R. Wilson, St. Marys, Clyde L. Wilson, Akron, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, Cora T. Wilson, and all of his children except Icie E. Craven, who preceded him in death in 1918; he is survived by one brother, Jeff Wilson; thirty-one grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren.

He was one of a family of builders and spent most of his life as a stone mason and building and construction work.

Early in life he obeyed the Gospel and was a faithful member of the Church, although his health in recent years prevented his attendance at public worship. However, he consistently read his Bible and was interested in the work of the Church.

He was a loving Father and husband. We, his wife and children can feel assured that he has gone to claim the reward of the Faithful.

(Mary Louise Rea Lamp)


Parkersburg News December 9, 2007

Robert L. Wilson II

Robert Leonard “Bob” Wilson II, 63, of St. Marys, W.Va., formerly of Marietta, died Dec. 6, 2007, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 2, 1944, in Columbia, Ga., a son of the late Robert Leonard Sr. and Nell Irene Raper Wilson. He had been a truck driver.

He is survived by his children, Tonya Wilson and her friend, Butch Staats, of McConnelsville, Ohio, Monica Wilson of Beverly, Ohio, Robert Wilson III of Marietta and Jennifer Wilson of Waterford, Ohio; and grandchildren, Carl, Steven, Bradley and Nicholas Davis of McConnelsville, Ohio, Walter Johnson III, William Wilson and Eliza Wolfe of Beverly, Ohio, and David and Erik Foust, Fergusson Harris and Kaleb Stover Bailey of Waterford, Ohio.

He was preceded by his parents.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St Marys, W.Va., with Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the Jackson Township Cemetery at Fly, Ohio. Friends may call from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Victor B. Wilson

Victor B. Wilson, 69, of Newport, died Nov. 25, 2001, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born May 28, 1932, in Marion County, W. Va., to the late S. M. and Mary Ferguson Wilson. He was a member of Newport Church of Christ, a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and retired custodian of First National Bank of St. Marys. His hobbies included fishing and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Brenda McHenry Wilson; one daughter,Victoria Wilson, at home; one brother, Rex Wilson of Poinciana, Fla.; and one sister, Juanita English of Elkins.

He was preceded in death by other brothers and sisters.

Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys with evangelist Chris Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 64 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5018.

(Michael Anderson)


William Wilson

IN MEMORIAM

William L. Wilson was born in Licking County, Ohio, June 6, 1829 and died at Adlai, Pleasants Co., WV, January 10, 1899, aged sixty-nine years, seven months and four days. He was the son of Ralph and Mary Wilson and the last survivor of a family of eight children. His parents moved from Ohio to what is now West Virginia in is boyhood days and resided for a time at what is now St. Marys. Later the family removed to McKim Creek where William grew to manhood.

In 1856 he united with the Christian Church at Pine Grove, and for more than forty years led a devout Christian live. In 1851 he was married to Leah, daughter of Jacob and Susanna Lamp from which happy union nine children were born, eight of whom are now living.

He was a man respected by all who knew him and his name was a synonym for all that was honest and just. He had been failing slowly year by year just as the fading flowers of autumn taking on their somber hues, indicate to us their harvest time is near, thus his bowed head and silvered locks reminded his faithful wife and loving children that he could not be much longer with them. He had been suffering for the past two years with dropsy, but seemed as well as usual until on the evening of January 10 he was stricken from his chair by paralysis. He never spoke, but when the death angel came his spirit took it's flight to the God who gave it and over the community spread the sad tidings.

(Mary Louise Rea Lamp)


Parkersburg News May 1, 2004

Warren C. Winans

Warren C. (Bud) Winans, 76, of the Cedar Grove Community of Parkersburg, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at his residence following a brief and courageous battle against cancer.

He was born May 4, 1927, in Greenwood, W.Va., the son of the late Harry and Edith Winans.

Mr. Winans was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a former city of Parkersburg police officer. He had been employed at American Cyanimid for over 17 years as well as helping to build the power plant at Willow Island. He was a master electrician with Local 495 of the I.B.E.W. He was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church for over 30 years.

He was a 50-year member of the Mt. Olivet Lodge 3 in Parkersburg, as well as the Valley of Parkersburg Scottish Rite, Nemesis Shrine, the Ben Bey Grotto, Jerusalem Chapter 3 and Calvary Commandery 3. He served the community in a variety of ways through the Shriners Club, his most rewarding was transporting children in need of medical attention to Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington, Ky.

He enjoyed bluegrass and country music and playing his guitar. He also enjoyed hunting, gardening, fishing on Lake Erie and working a fire in his fireplace.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Marcelene (Marty) Winans; his brothers, Glenn and William Winans; and his stepfather, Clyde Johnson.

He is survived by his four daughters, Kitty Beach and her husband, Bob, Vicki Winans, Debra Winans and Dinah Reeder and her husband, Mike; three grandsons, Scott Beach, Keith Dawson and Travis Mackey; two granddaughters, Lori Enoch and her husband, Jason, and Amy Reeder; two great-grandchildren, Matthew and Joshua Enoch, all of Parkersburg; several nieces and nephews in the area; and his mother-in-law, Mary Wright of Parkersburg. Also surviving are his two sisters, Helen Nutter and Ruth Stahl and her husband, Tom, as well as several nieces and nephews, all from Toledo, Ohio.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church with the Revs. Tom Deane and Kent Cutright officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen South Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 15 and Masonic Rites by Masonic Lodge 3. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Housecalls/Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Parkersburg, WV 26102, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502.

Be Careful Dad.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle March 25, 2009

Carl B. Wince Jr.

Carl B. Wince Jr., 66, of Colorado Springs, CO, died Feb. 24, 2009, in Colorado Springs, CO.

He was born Jan. 11, 1943, in Parkersburg, a son of Carl B. Wince Sr. of St. Marys and the late Alice Simonton Wince. He was a 1960 graduate of St. Marys High School, where he was active in the band and the swing band. He had a long career in music and entertainment as a percussionist. He was best known for playing with the Merle Haggard Band.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his stepmother, Joanne Conaway Wince, stepbrothers, Richard and David Conaway; stepsister, Linda Conaway; half-sisters, Jenny Wince and Carla Masters, all of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers and a stepbrother, Bill Conaway.

Private services will be held at the. convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours, Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, at Finch. An online guest register is available at www.ingramfh.com.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News December 20, 2005

Delbert L. Wince

Delbert L. Wince, 75, of Finch Community, Route 1, St. Marys, departed this life Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at his residence following a sudden illness.

Delbert was born June 12, 1930, at Finch, W.Va., the son of the late Roy J. and Daisy Markle Wince. He was retired from the Ames Corporation of Parkersburg after 46 years of service. He was a millwright and help membership in the Steelworkers Union 1651 of Parkersburg. He was a graduate of the former Pennsboro High School with the class of 1949 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He had been a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church at Finch.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Peggy E. Hall Wince; daughter, Teresa A. Wince of Finch, W.Va.; and mother-in-law, Ruth Taylor Hall of Finch.

In addition to his parents, Delbert was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Wince.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Carl DeVaughn officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Finch. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are preferred to the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Route 1 Box 210, St. Marys, WV 26170.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 23, 2004

Eugene F. Wince

Eugene F. Wince, 74, of Sistersville died Sept. 22, 2004.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with visitation from 6-8 p.m. Friday and noon to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Posted Ingram Funeral Home September 23, 2004

EUGENE F. WINCE

Date and Time of Service: 9/25/2004 - 1 P.M.

Eugene F. Wince, 74, of Sistersville, WV, died Sept. 22, 2004, at Marietta, OH. He was born February 18, 1930, in Ritchie County, a son of the late Earl W. and Ora Williamson Wince. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, and a member of the Church of Christ at Sistersville. He was retired from Ormet Primary Reduction Plant after more than 31 years, where he was a brick mason. He also worked at the New Martinsville Walmart for more than 5 years. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Danea Lamp Wince; 1 son, Tony Wince and his wife, Ellen, of Middlebourne, WV, 2 daughters, Joyce Dunigan and her husband, Michael, of Paden City, WV, Terri Prim and her husband, Robert, of New Martinsville, WV, 3 grandchildren Tommy Wince of Middlebourne, Michael Dunigan of Paden City, Tanner Prim of New Martinsville, one brother Bernard Wince, two sisters, Glenola Mason of Greenwood, WV, Earlene Hart, St. Marys, WV, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter Ella Wince. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2004 at the Ingram Funeral Home, with the Evangelist Jerry Toothman officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys, WV. Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Friday and 12-1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 18, 2008

Norma L. Wince

Norma Louise Wince, 83, of St. Marys, died Feb. 14, 2008, at Selby General Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at the McCullough Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro.

St. Marys Oracle February 21, 2008

Norma L. Wince

Norma L. Wince, 83, of Rock Run, Pleasants County, died Feb. 14, 2008, at Selby General Hospital in Marietta.

She was born in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Algie Bills and Jennie Cummings Bills. She was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker and member of Pleasant Valley Church at Rock Run.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years. Bernard Wince; two sons, Ron Wince and his wife, JoAnn, and Darrell Wince and his. wife. Tammy, both of Rock Run; a daughter. Jennie Peckens and her husband; Allen, of St. Marys; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Monday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home in Pennsboro with Pastor Buddy Corbin officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Finch.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News May 20, 2008

Teresa A. Wince

Teresa A. Wince, 47, of Route 1, Ellenboro, W.Va., Finch Community, departed this life on Sunday, May 18, 2008, at the family residence as a result of pulmonary hypertension.

Teresa was born on July 19, 1960, at Parkersburg, to Peggy E. Hall Wince of Finch and the late Delbert L. Wince. She had been employed by the First National Bank of St. Marys, W.Va., and WesBanco of Pine Grove and New Martinsville, W.Va. She was a member of the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church at Finch.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Ruth O. Hall and her fiance, Jim Fleagle, both of Finch.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Carl DeVaughn officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Finch. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle June 2, 2010

Inex Winqrove

Inez Winqrove, 88, formerly ol Piedmont, OH and St. Marys, died May 28 at Summerville at North Hills, Zanesville, OH.

She was horn Aug. 16, 1921 in St. Marys to the late John B. and Ethel Alexander Franklin. She graduated from St. Marys High School in 1938 and Mountain State Business College in Parkersburg. Inez was a 50-year active member of Freeport Chapter 319 of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Zane Trace Button Club, Zanesville and a former member of the Harrison County Boat Club.

She is survived by a son Dean "Connie" Wingrove of Smyrna. OH; a daughter Judy Mellon of Zanesville, a sister, Evelyn Childers of Follansbee, WV; six grandchildren, Jeff, Jodi, A. J., April, Chad and Jill; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She married Charles Wingrove June 9, 1946, who preceded her in death Oct. 7, 2009. Also preceding her in death her were three brothers, Clyde, Lloyd and Virgil Franklin.

Funeral services will be at Piedmont United Methodist Church at I I a.m. Wednesday with viewing one hour prior. The Revs. AI Roder and Jon Little will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport

Memorial gifts may be given to the Piedmont U. M. Church, c/o Patty Romshak, 33605 E. Main St.. Piedmont, OH 43983.

(Gerald Bills)


Eric Joe Winland Jr.

Baby Eric Joe Winland Jr., infant son of Eric Joe Winland Sr. and Tina Thornton, died Dec. 10, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Makaya Winland; his paternal grandparents, Alan Winland of Harrisville and Liz Jones of St. Marys; his maternal grandparents, Kenny and Linda Thornton of Fostoria, WV; his paternal great-grandparents, Johnny and Pearl Winland and; his maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Rice.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Cloverdale Cemetery of Pleasants County.

(Michael Anderson)


Wheeling News-Register, Jan 5, 2008

WINLAND, Kay F., 61, of St. Marys, W.Va., died December 31, 2007, in the Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, Ohio.

She was born January 17, 1946, in Tyler County, W.Va., a daughter of Betty Fletcher Rymer and the late Guy Rymer.

She was retired from OSI of Sistersville, W.Va., and she enjoyed farming, gardening, and halflinger horses.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 28 years, William C. Winland; one daughter, Terry Stafford of Portland, Ore.; one son, Davy Stafford of Shreveport, La.; one grandson, Tilman Rymer Stafford of Shreveport; two brothers, Gary Rymer of Middlebourne, W.Va., and Don Rymer of Waterford, Ohio; and her beloved dog, Anna, a Silky Terrier.

She was preceded in death by her father.

There will be no visitation or services.

Interment will be on the Winland Family Farm, Federal Ridge, Pleasants County, WV, at the convenience of the family.

The family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Strecker Cancer Center, 401 Matthew Street, Marietta, OH 45750 in Kay’s memory.

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


Parkersburg News August 31, 2006

Robert G. Winland

Robert G. Winland, 69, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Aug. 29, 2006, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.

He was born Jan. 20, 1937, in St. Marys, a son of the late Benjamin Clell and Clara Lucinda Colvin Winland. He was a member of the North Pleasants Apostolic Church, St. Marys. He had worked at Marble King, both St. Marys and Paden City, and had worked at Skuttle Manufacturing Co. in Marietta. He was a 1957 graduate of St. Marys High School.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sharon Adams Winland; three children, Jim Winland and his wife, Tara, of St. Marys, Cindy Reynolds of Marietta and Kathryn Scadden and her husband, Claude, of St. Marys; five granddaughters; one niece; and one great-nephew.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John Winland and Richard Winland.

Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at the North Pleasants Apostolic Church, St. Marys, with Pastor Terry Lough officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Lane Cemetery, Hebron, W.Va. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 2-3 p.m. Friday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Virginia M. Winland

Virginia M. Winland, 78, of St. Marys died April 18, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born June 11, 1923, in Pleasants County, WV, a daughter of the late Clarence and Stacy Ellen Hart Reaser. She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother and homemaker. During her early years, she worked at the former West Virginia Training School in St. Marys and the Parkette Truck Stop as a waitress. She was co-owner of the former Elf Restaurant in St. Marys. She had been a faithful member of both the Cloverdale Church of Christ and the George Street Church of Christ and had attended them most of her life.

She is survived by four daughters, Betty Jean Wolfe and her husband, Richard, of St. Marys, Shirley Rody and her husband, Denny, of Belmont, WV, Barbara Mayfield and her husband, Jeff, of Mineral Wells, and Naomi Colleen Winland of Parkersburg; one son, Ben Winland and his wife, Rosa, of Schultz, WV; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Naomi Romig of Glendale, AZ, and Iva Reed of St. Marys.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Winland in 1997; one daughter, Freda Bell; four sisters, Mable Reaser, Golder Reaser Oliver, and Leona Reaser Wolfe, and Zana Reaser Martin; and one son-in-law, Larry Gale Steele, in 1978.

Services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2002, at the George Street Church of Christ, St. Marys, with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert and Cecil Dotson officiating. Burial will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery, Pleasants County 16. Calling hours from 2-9 p.m. Saturday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 2-3 p.m. Sunday at the church.

(Michael Anderson)


Pleasants County Leader March 30, 1917

John William Windland

John William Windland died at his home in this city, Saturday afternoon, from pneumonia and measles.

Mr. Windland was born in Pleasants County, Jan. 21, 1881 and died March 24, 1917, aged 36 years, 2 months and 4 days.

On October 15, 1904 he united in marriage with Miss Etta Belleville, of Big Knot.

Left to mourn Mr. Windland's sudden death are the following: His mother, Caroline Windland, a wife, one daughter, Audrey; three sisters, Mrs. Libby Moore, Mrs. Bell Moore, both of Hebron, Mrs. Bertha Windland; three brothers, James, Clell and Samuel, all of this city.

Mr. Windland was a man beloved by his many friends who will extend their heartfelt sympathy to the members of his family.

Funeral services were held at the residence, Monday morning, at 9 o'clock, conducted by Rev. L. B. Douglas, with interment at Fairview Cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle September 29, 1921

SARAH WINDLAND

Mrs. Sarah Windland died at her home in this city Tuesday of apoplexy. She was 67 years of age. Her remains will be interred to morrow at the Fairview Cemetery.

(Note per death certificate: Sarah Caroline Windland 4/5/1855 - 9/27/1921 d/o William and Mary Cox-GEB)

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - October 5, 1906

Edward Wines Dead

Edward Wines, father of John Wines of this city, died at his home on Middle Island creek Wednesday afternoon, aged 83 years, 8 months and 13 days.

He was born in Louden county, Va., Feb. 9, 1823.

The funeral arrangements were not learned.

(Gerald Bills)


Marietta Times June 26, 2004

Alice Irene Wingrove

VIENNA, W.Va. - Alice Irene Wingrove, 88, of Vienna, died Friday (June 25, 2004) at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg.

She was born Oct. 5, 1915, in St. Marys, W.Va., to Port and Lena Samberson Shingleton. In November 1934, she married Virgil Wingrove and lived in the community of Herndon until his death in 1983. She was active in the Evangelical United Brethren Church there and taught Sunday school for many years. She later moved to Vienna and became a member of the 36th Street Church of Christ. Her entire life was devoted to her family and helping others.

Surviving is a daughter, Betty McKenzie and her husband, Thomas, of Williamstown; one grandson, Kelly McKenzie and his wife, Lisa, of Gibsonia, Pa.; three great-grandsons, Brandon, Tyler and Dylan; a foster daughter, Linda Detamore and her husband, Charles, of Elizabeth, W.Va.; and special nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Kyle McKenzie; two sisters; one brother; and three nephews.

It was her wish that there be no service and that her body be cremated. Visiting hours will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home in Vienna.

Memorial contributions may be made to the 36th Street Church of Christ Food Basket, Vienna; or charity of choice.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - April 23, 1903

OLD AND ESTEEMED CITIZEN DEAD

Jno. Wingrove is dead. His death was due to a complication of diseases, and occurred at his home at Pleasants Valley on last Saturday morning. In his death the county loses a valuable citizen, the wife a faithful husband and the children a solicitous father. The deceased was a G. A. R. veteran; was 63 years 9 mos. and 9 days of age, and leaves a wife and four children to mourn their irreparable loss. The four children are: Rev. J. W. Wingrove, Gunville; Eugene Wingrove, Sistersville; Frank Wingrove, East Liverpool, O.; and Mrs. Ida Treadway, Waverly.

The funeral services were held at the Pleasants Valley M. E. Church, of which he was a devout member, on Tuesday morning. After the services his remains were taken to the family burying ground near Waverly to sleep until His coming.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News June 27, 2004

Della R. Winland

Della Regina Winland, 88, of St. Marys, died June 25, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born March 28, 1916, at Wick, W.Va., a daughter of the late Clinton and Louise Park Arnett. She was a 1934 graduate of Tyler High School. She was the deputy assessor for Pleasants County for seven years and worked as manager at the St. Marys Farmers Supply for eight years. She was a member of the Nine Mile United Methodist Church and enjoyed quilting and cooking.

She is survived by two sons, William Winland and his wife, Kay, and Robert Winland and his wife, Marie, all of St. Marys; four daughters, Betty Braun and her husband, Larry, of Parkersburg, Louise Smith and her husband, Forrest, Ruby Davis and her husband, Edwin, and Elizabeth Higgins, all of St. Marys; 14 grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and one sister, Emma Robinson of Marietta.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Rosemond Winland; one daughter, Lucille Williamson; and a son-in-law, Delno Higgins.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Steve Gedon and the Rev. Robert Hasty officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Lane Cemetery, Hebron, W.Va. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle August 10, 1972

MRS. RHODA WINLAND

Funeral services for Mrs. Rhoda Winland, 72, of St. Marys Rt. 2, who died Friday evening at Marietta Memorial Hospital, were held Monday at the George St. Church of Christ, with evangelists Cecil Dotson and Lyonald Marston officiating. Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys.

She was born July 18, 1900, at Empire, 0., daughter of the late Ernest and Sara Moore Tice, and was a member of the George St. Church of Christ in St. Marys.

Survivors include four sons, Homer R., and Denton G, of St. Marys; Oran, Williamstown; and Delno, Belmont; four daughters, Mrs John (Mildred) and Mrs. Hayden (Phyllis) Barley, St. Marys; Mrs. Bradley (Bonnie) Thomas, Newport; and Mrs. James (Shelba) Brown, Waverly; and by 28 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were two granddaughters and her husband; Bennie E. Winland.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News July 14, 2005

Zachary Winland

Zachary Keith Winland, 40, of St. Marys died July 12, 2005.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with visitation 4-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

(Posted by Ingram Funeral Home)

Zachary Keith Winland, 40, of St. Marys, WV, died, July 12, 2005 at 2878 Pike Road, St. Marys. He was born November 17, 1964 in Marietta, OH, a son of Johnny E. and Lillie Pearl Cronin Winland of St. Marys, WV. He attended Pike Church of God. He worked for Winans, Mid-Atlantic Glass and the Ellenboro Marble Factory. His hobbies included wood crafting, writing poetry, fishing and playing pool. In a addition to his parents he is survived by his daughter Lillie Illene Winland, of Harrisville, WV, two sons, Zachary Keith Winland, of Harrisville, Justin Emerick Winland, Waverly, WV, five sisters, Elizabeth Ann Scarbrough and her husband Rex, of Parkersburg, Barbara Ann Winland , Rose Marie Stull and her husband Darrel all of St. Marys, Patricia Mae Knight, of Harrisville, Peggy Kay Jordan and her husband Keith, of Williamstown, WV, four brothers, Harry Edward Winland and his wife Kim, of Belmont, Allen Dean Winland, Johnny Edward Winland, and his wife Donna, Timothy Joe Winland, and his wife Mary Ann, all of St. Marys, several nieces, and nephews. Services will be held Friday, July 15, 2005, at 1 P.M., at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV officiated by Pastor Chuck Rogers. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, St. Marys, WV. Calling hours from 4 to 9 P.M Thursday and from 9 A.M until 1P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Wheeling News-Register, May 22, 2009

WITTEN, Ella Jane 88, of Newport, Ohio, died May 21, 2009, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born February 18, 1921, in Benwood, W.Va., a daughter of the late William and Anna Lee Postlewaite Storm.

She had attended Union Local High School in Benwood, W.Va.

She had worked at the former Hart's Family Center, helped open the K-Mart in Marietta, and retired after eleven years with the Washington County Community Action Program. She was a member of the Newport United Methodist Church.

She was an avid reader, loved to cook, had helped her husband with the Witten Farm and Produce Market, and watched her family play sports.

Surviving are her children, Virginia "Ginny" Blosser of Marietta, Ohio, Mary Jane Taylor of St. Marys, W.Va., Ray Witten and his wife, Jane of Reno, Ohio, and Rachel Edgar and her husband, Dave of Newport, Ohio, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Ruth Witten of Sardis, Ohio, two nieces, one nephew, and a special friend, June Smith of Newport, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, William Witten, one son, Billy Witten, and two grandsons, Derek Labarre and Tommy Blosser.

Services will be held Sunday, May 24, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the Newport United Methodist Church, Newport, Ohio, with Pastor Byron Bufkin officiating.

Interment will be in the Witten Family Cemetery, Fly, Ohio.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., and from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.


Parkersburg News January 28, 2005

William Witten

William Witten, 89, of Newport, OH, died, January 26, 2004, at the Arbors of Marietta. He was born, September 20, 1915, at Fly, OH, a son of the late Fred and Maude Tuel Witten. He was a retired farmer. He was a 1934 graduate of Stover High School, New Matamoras, OH, and a member of the Newport United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, and was a livestock dealer for many years. His hobbies included sports, baseball was his favorite, and to watch his family play sports. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ella Jane Storm Witten, children, Virginia “Ginny” Blosser of Lowell, OH, Mary Jane Taylor of St. Marys, WV, Ray Witten and his wife, Jane and Rachel Edgar and her husband, Dave all of Newport, OH, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, one sister, Ruth Witten of Sardis, OH, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Billy Witten, a special grandson who died December 31, 2004, Derek LaBarre, and grandson Tommy Blosser, brothers, Theodore Witten, Joseph Witten, Elmer Witten, Ralph Witten, and John Witten, and sisters, Margaret Hubbard and Mabel Adams. Services will be held Saturday, January 29, 2004, at 1 P. M. at the Newport United Methodist Church, Newport, OH with the Rev. Steven M. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Witten Family Cemetery, Fly, OH. Calling hours from 2 to 9 P. M. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV and from 12 noon to 1 P. M. Saturday at the church.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - November 16, 1906

Death - Wise

The small son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wise died on Tuesday afternoon of this week, of diphtheria, at their home in Fairplains Addition.

(Gerald Bills)


The Marietta Times Week-end January 7,8, 1995

BERNARD W. WOLFE

Bernard W. Wolfe, 74 of Marietta Route 5 died at Selby General Hospital at 12:52 p.m. Friday, January 6,1995.

He was born Aug. 7, 1918 in Williamstown, a son of the late Jacob and Anna Cronin Wolfe. He lived in Williamstown before moving to Marietta in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre during World War ii and had been a charter member of the Williamstown Post of the American Legion. He was employed at Fenton Art Glass Co. and later at Union Carbide Metals until his retirement in 1972.

On May 19, 1953 he married Marian Miller who survives with two sons and one daughter, Daryl Wolfe and his wife Kathy of Lowell, John Wolfe of Wilmngton, N.C. and Mrs. Allen (Teresa Jo) Cleland of Virginia Beach, Va. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren,nieces and nephews, including nephew Bill Mace of Williamstown. He was the last surviving member of a family of 13 brothers and sisters and was also preceded in death by his parents and one son, Joseph Wolfe and one daughter, Myrtle Ann Wolfe McGlothlin.

Funeral services are at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the McClure-Schafer Funeral Home with burial in Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown.

(Linda Stalnaker)


Parkersburg News January 19, 2006

Ernest R. Wolfe

Ernest "Ernie" Wolfe, 85, of Waverly, W.Va., died Jan. 17, 2006, at Riverside Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 11, 1920, in Schultz Community, W.Va., a son of the late John H. and Amanda J. Meeks Wolfe. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Waverly Church of Christ and retired from American Cyanamid after over 21 years of service. In his earlier years, he was involved in the bowling league in St. Marys. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and wood cutting.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sue Weekly Wolfe; one daughter, Erin Lynn Hickel and her husband, Gary, of Waverly; two grandchildren, Nathan Webb and his wife, Missy, and Carrie Hickel, both of Waverly; one great-granddaughter, Trinity Rose of Waverly; two sisters, Garnet Cronin of Belmont and Betty Dearth of St. Marys; two brothers, Joe Wolfe of Belmont and Richard Wolfe of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 11 brothers and three sisters.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Evangelist Bob Long officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va., with military graveside services conducted by the American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222 and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News February 15, 2008

Geneva I. Wolfe

Geneva I. Wolfe, 88, of St. Marys, W.Va., died Feb. 14, 2008, at the Marietta Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marietta.

She was born May 3, 1919, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Glenn and Ida Johnson Gatrell. She was retired from the former Colin Anderson Center in St. Marys. She had been a member of the Pioneer Homemakers Club and she was a Baptist. Her hobbies included sewing, reading and flower gardening.

She is survived by three sons, William Robert Wolfe and his wife, Linda, of Newport, Ohio, Richard Arlen Wolfe and his wife, Lois, of Merritt Island, Fla., and David Martin Wolfe and his wife, Kathy, of Belmont, W.Va.; one daughter, Linda Lou Stalnaker of Marietta; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Juineta Glenn and her husband, June, of Gladwin, Mich., and Betty Hammett and her husband, John, of Williamstown; one brother, Jack Gatrell of Northville, Mich.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard R. Wolfe Sr.; one son, Howard R. “Buck” Wolfe Jr.; a son-in-law, Jim Stalnaker; two sisters, Geraldine Lamp and Evelyn White; and one brother, Lyle “Bud” Gatrell.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Gale Lauderman officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News March 24, 2006

Helen D. Wolfe

Helen D. Stephens Wolfe, 82, of Parkersburg died March 23, 2006, at her residence.

She was born in Volga, W.Va., a daughter of the late William “Frank” and Maggie Ruble Griffith.

Mrs. Wolfe was a former employee of Dudley’s and Obermeyer’s Florists. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and formerly a member of North Parkersburg Baptist Church where she volunteered in the office. Helen was a homemaker and a loving mom and grandma and second mom to many people. She enjoyed quilting and gave many of her quilts away for special occasions and to people in need.

Surviving are four daughters, Edith Cordell of Parkersburg, Janet Kautz and her husband, Bob, of Belpre, Cheryl Simmons and her husband, Randy, of St. Marys and Shirley Trippett of Marietta; two sons, Carl Stephens and his wife, Tonya, of Clarksburg and Bob Stephens and his wife, Kay, of Lake Hills, Texas; two sisters, Margaret Dunlap and Betty Hamrick of Parkersburg; a brother, Ernest Griffith of Mims, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Wolfe, son George Stephens, and four brothers.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor David Easter officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

(Gerald Bills)


The Marietta Times, Marietta Ohio June 20, 1995

HOWARD R. "BUCK" WOLFE, JR.

St. Marys, W. Va. - Howard R. "Buck" Wolfe Jr., 57, of St. Marys died Sunday (June 16, 1995) at the Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born Sept. 6, 1937, at St. Marys to Howard R. and Geneva I. Gatrell Wolfe Sr. He was employed by the Marietta A.M., a member of the St. Marys Lodge 41 F&AM, and had previously been employed by Quaker State, Mid-Atlantic Fuel and the St. Marys Refinery.

He is survived by one son James Edward Wolfe of Powhattan Point, one daughter, Melissa Lynn Wilson of St. Marys, his parents of St. Marys, and five grandchildren, Stephen Raynor Kester, Michael Thomas Wilson, Brittany Nicole Wilson, Santana Marie Wolfe and Justin Edward Wolfe. Three brothers, William R Wolfe of Newport Ohio, David M. Wolfe of St. Marys and Richard A. Wolfe of Merritt Island, Florida, and one sister Mrs. James (Linda Lou) Stalnaker of Marietta, and sever aunts, uncles,cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death was his wife Sandra L Bradfield Wolfe.

Services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Ruttencutter Funeral Home in St. Marys with Pastor Joe Law officiating. Burial is in Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. with Masonic graveside rites.

(Linda Stalnaker)


Marietta Times January 18, 2006

Marian L. Wolfe

Marian L. Wolfe, 84, of State Route 26, Marietta, died at Marietta Memorial Hospital at 1:36 p.m. Monday (Jan. 16, 2006).

Marian was born Dec. 7, 1921, in Newport, a daughter of Henry and Lucille Eddy Miller. She was a homemaker and attended Hills United Methodist Church.

On May 19, 1953, she married Bernard W. Wolfe, who preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1995. Marian is survived by a son and a daughter, Daryl Wolfe and his wife, Kathy, of Marietta and Teresa Cleland and her husband, Allan, of Daytona Beach, Fla. Also surviving are four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and one sister, Carolyn Seely of Newport. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, George Miller.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Strecker Cancer Center, 401 Matthew St., Marietta.

McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News November 8, 2005

Sue Steele Wolfe

Sue Steele Wolfe, 65, of Sardis, Ohio, died Nov. 6, 2005, at the Arbors of Marietta.

She was born May 2, 1940, in Pleasants County, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Polar and Amanda Jane Meeks Wolfe. She was a member of the VFW of Sistersville, W.Va.

She is survived by her husband, Virgil Wolfe; three children, Charlotte Steele of Marietta, John Steele of Columbus, Ohio, and Richard Steele of St. Marys; three stepchildren, Kimberly Hill, Michael Wolfe and Stephanie Boggess, all of Charleston, W.Va.; five grandchildren, Jennifer Naylor of Marietta, Jared Steele and Tess Steele, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Clayton Steele and McKenzie Steele, both of Coolville, Ohio; two stepgrandchildren, Ashley Roop and Michael Larabee, both of Dunbar, W.Va.; one great-grandchild, Zoe Riley of Marietta; two sisters, Garnet Cronin of Belmont, W.Va., and Betty Dearth of St. Marys; three brothers, Joseph Wolfe of Belmont, Richard Wolfe of St. Marys and Ernest Wolfe of Waverly, W.Va.; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Landon (Gump) Steele; 11 brothers; and two sisters.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va., with Richard Parsons officiating. Calling hours are from 5-8 p.m. today at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

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

(Gerald Bills)


Wanda E. Doty Wolfe

Wanda E. Doty Wolfe, 69, of St. Marys died April 27, 2001, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 20, 1931, in Point Lookout, Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Pearly M. and Anna Mae Eddy Doty. She was a member of the Willow Island Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Joseph R. Wolfe; five daughters, Debra Jo Childers and her husband Mike of St. Marys, Janet Sue Williams, and her fiance Tom Trickett of Grafton, Brenda Kay Fox and her husband Richard of Coral Springs, Fla., Sandra Lynn Garis of Summerville, S.C., and Faye Lyvone Barnhart of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren, Becky Mercer and her husband Brian, and Michael and Laura Jo Childers, all of St. Marys, Fred and Jonathon Williams of Grafton, Sara, Rick, D.J. and Jesse Fox, all of Coral Springs, Amanda and Clayton Barnhart, both of Grantsville, and Christina Garis of Summerville; two great-grandchildren, Cody and Chase Mercer, both of St. Marys; one sister, Mary Bowen of New Martinsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son; one son-in-law, Jimmy Garis; five brothers, Russell, Arthur, Wilbert, John and Harley M. Wolfe; and four sisters, Goldie Minear, Clara Littleton, Mamie Doty and Loretta Doty.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Willow Island Baptist Church, Willow Island, W.Va., Pastors Dana Locke and Ron Branch officiating. Burial in Willow Island Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. today at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.

(Michael Anderson)


William R. Wolfe

William R. “Jup” Wolfe, 68, of Belmont, WV, died, December 7, 2001, at the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV.

He was born, August 24, 1933, in Newport, OH, a son of the late John Polar and Amanda Jane Meeks. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He had been employed by the Crucible Steel Company in Midland, PA, and employed by Thomas Petroleum Company. In his later years had been employed for several years as a security guard.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Plum Wolfe, one daughter, Penelope J. Cercone of Midland, PA, one son, Mark E. Wolfe of East Liverpool, OH, one step daughter, Jamie Lynn Koontz of East Liverpool, OH, one step son, James M. Plum, Jr. of Harrisburg, PA, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, three sisters, Sue Wolfe of Sardis, OH, Garnet Cronin of Belmont, and Betty Dearth of St. Marys, four brothers, George Wolfe of St. Marys, Joseph Wolfe of Belmont, Richard Wolfe of St. Marys, and Ernest Wolfe of Waverly, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Shella Jean Bailey Wolfe, nine brothers and two sisters.

Services will be held Monday, December 10, 2001, at 11 A. M. at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Minister Kay Larsen officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, WV with military graveside service conducted by American Legion Post 79, VFW Post 222, and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M. Sunday, and from 9 to 11 A. M. Monday at the funeral home.

(Michael Anderson)


Parkersburg News March 25, 2008

Betty R. Woodby

Betty R. Woodby, 80, of Hendricks St., Newport, Ohio, passed away March 24, 2008, at Harmar Place in Marietta.

She was born Feb. 21, 1928, in Townsend, Tenn., to the late Wiley K. and Julia Ann Lane Cooper.

Betty was active in the St. Marys, W.Va., Ladies Golf Association.

She is survived by a son, David Woodby (Rebecca) of Newport, Ohio; daughter, Teresa Edwards (Rex) of Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.; grandchildren, Timothy Edwards (Keri) of Charlotte, N.C., Kristin Koren (Trygve) of Dayton, Ohio, Jessica Dyer (Richard) of Benson, N.C., Brian Woodby of Newport, Rebecca Edwards (fiance, Matt Williams) of Charlotte and Garrett Nunn of Newport; one great-grandson, James Edwards of Charlotte; two sisters, Virginia (Jo) Blankenship (husband, William) of Maryville, Tenn., and Dorothy Johnson (David) of Townsend, Tenn.; and one brother, James Cooper (Linda) of Townsend, Tenn.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lois Hannah; and a brother, Jack Cooper.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Tuckaleechee Baptist Church in Townsend, Tenn. Visitation is from noon until time of services Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at Tuckaleechee Baptist Church Cemetery in Townsend.

Miller Funeral Home, 915 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville, Tenn. (865-982-6041), in charge of services.

Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel is in charge of local arrangements.

(Gerald Bills)


BASIL GLENN WORKMAN

Pennsboro - Basil Glenn Workman, 72, of St. Marys, Rock Run Community, died Aug. 24, 1999, at his residence.

He was born June 18, 1927, at Rosedale, Gilmer County. He was retired from the Firestone Tire Corp. of Hopewell, Va., and was a US Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Hazel Yost Workman; one daughter, Cynthia Murdaugh, of Givhans, S.C.; three sons, Kevin of Belmont, WV, and Mark and Aaron, both of St. Marys; one sister, Mary Spear, of O'Fallen, Mo.; two brothers, Charles Workman, of Elizabeth City, NC, and Larry Workman, of Atlanta, GA; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles F. and Losie Downey Workman; five brothers, Walter, Percy and Ronald Workman, and two infants; and three sisters, Bernice Turner of Rosedale, WV, Martha Hardman, of Coeur d'lene, Id, and Bonnie Oakley, of Greensboro, NC.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Kemper Workman Officiating. Burial in Willow Island Cemetery. Visitation after 2:30 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Friday.

(Hazel Workman)


Parkersburg News July 12, 2004

Mark W. Workman

Mark Wade Workman, 44, of St. Marys died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Parkersburg.

Mr. Workman was the son of Hazel Yost Workman and the late Basil Glenn Workman.

Mark Workman was born April 15, 1960, at Sistersville, W.Va. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Pleasant Valley Church, Rock Run, W.Va. Mark was very social by nature and was his happiest in the company of friends and family.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Workman is survived by two brothers, Kevin Glenn Workman of Pike, W.Va., and Aaron Lee Workman of St. Marys; one sister and brother-in-law, Cynthia and Norman Murdaugh of Ridgeville, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews, Jennifer and her husband, Michael Payne, Allison Murdaugh, Laurie Murdaugh, Rebecca Lynn Frasier, Matthew Perrine and Clara, Hannah and Daniel Workman.

Mark Workman was preceded in death by his father, Basil Glenn Workman.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, W.Va., with Ralph Wilson and Ed Wilson officiating. Interment will be at the Willow Island Cemetery immediately following the service. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Wednesday.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News January 12, 2007

Lillian R. Wotring

Lillian R. Wotring, 88, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away Jan. 10, 2007, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, W.Va.

Lillian was born Jan. 10, 1919, in Petroleum, Ritchie County, W.Va., a daughter of the late William Elsworth and Elizabeth Rebecca Morrison Rutherford. She was raised by her foster parents, the late John and Clara Roberts. She was a 1937 graduate of Cairo High School and a member of the Shadow Hill Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Katherine Templeton of Belmont, W.Va., Joyce Shingleton of St. Marys and Guada Powell of Palestine, Wirt County, W.Va.; three sons, Kenneth Wotring of Jacksonville, N.C., Daniel Wotring of Jacksonville and Larry Wotring of Summerville, S.C.; 21 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents and foster parents, she is preceded by her husband, Gay Lee Wotring; one son, Fredrick Wotring; two grandsons, William and John Powell; three brothers, Ira Luther Rutherford, William Arnold Rutherford and Howard Rutherford; and one sister, Elizabeth Dailey.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Ed Meeks officiating. Interment will be in the Petroleum Cemetery, Petroleum. Calling hours are from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

(Gerald Bills)


Pleasants County Leader - September 18, 1903

Mrs. Joseph Wright Dead

Mrs. Adeline Wright, died Saturday morning at her home near Eureka, aged 59 years, 2 months and 10 days. She was the wife of Joseph Wright who with two sons, and three daughters survive her. The funeral was conducted by Rev. M. D. Helmick, Sunday afternoon in the Willow Island Baptist Church.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle November 8, 1917

MRS. ANNA WRIGHT

Mrs. Anna Wright, aged 24, died at Hebron on Tuesday, November 6, of consumption. Her remains will be interred in the Shingleton Cemetery this afternoon, the service being held by Rev. McCulty. She was the daughter of Alonzo Huggins.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle December 22, 1921

JOSEPH (JOSIAH) WRIGHT

Joseph Wright, one of the oldest residents ot the county, died of pneumonia, December 19, while on a visit to his son, John, at Beverlt, Ohio. He had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. R. H. Hudkins at Eureka, and his remains were brough home for interment in the Willow Island Church Cemetery today.

He is survived by five sons and three daughters, W. C. Wright of Eureka, D. L. Wright of Oklahoma, Amos Wright of Marietta, John and Freeman Wright of Beverly, Ohio, Mrs Will Hammett of Caddo, Texas, Mrs. Everett Pickens of Newport, Ohio, and Mrs. R. H. Hudkins od Eureka.

He was a lifelong resident of this county, had served in the Civil War, was a member of the G.A.R. and very highly respected and esteemed.

(Gerald Bills)


JOSIAH (JOSEPH) WRIGHT

The Beverly Dispatch - Dec 23, 1921

Josiah Wright, who arrived at the home of his brother, John Wright, from Eureka, W.Va, on last Tuesday was stricken with an attack of illness that night, which proved to be pneumonia. One lung only was affected and he seemed to improve when he was seized with a second attack affecting the same lung. He failed to rally and passed away at 2:30p.m. Monday. His son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Wood Wright, and the daughter with whom he has been making his home, Mrs. Judkins, has been summoned to their father’s bedside from Eureka. (submitter's note: his daughter was Mrs. Hudkins) Josiah was a brother of the late Benjamin Wright of this place, of Amos Wright, of Marietta, and of John and Free Wright, and would have been eighty-five years of age on his next birthday anniversary. The body was taken on the noon train Tuesday to Eureka, where funeral services were held and the remains then taken to Willow Island for burial.

Two sons and three daughters survive: Wood Wright, of Eureka, West Virginia: Denny Wright, of Texas; Mrs. Judkins, of Eureka; Mrs. Matilda Pickens, of Eureka; Mrs. Sadie Hammett, of Texas. Four sisters preceded him in death.

(Brandon Wright)


St. Marys Oracle September 14, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Claims Life of SMHS Graduate

A St. Marys High School graduate is now-known to be one of the perhaps thousands of people killed in Louisiana from the affects of Hurricane Katrina.

Joseph "Denton" Wright, a member of the class of 1934, died Aug. 31 when he was unable to evacuate from his home at 1331 Chevy Chase Drive in New Orleans.

The information of his death was provided to The Oracle by his grandson, Joseph Denton Wright III of San Diego, Cal.

The youngest Wright explained that his grandfather had been extremely ill over the past few months and efforts to relocate him when the storm and flood hit the New Orleans area were unsuccessful.

His father, Joseph Denton Wright Jr., also lived just outside of the New Orleans area. He, his family and his mother, the eldest Wright's wife, Marcelle, were able to escape.

Marcelle Wright remains hospitalized.

"Denton" Wright, 89, was born Aug. 25, 1916 in St. Marys, a son of John Wright and Delta Morgan Wright. He resided at 704 Pike St.

He was educated in Pleasants County schools, graduating with the class of 1934. He later obtained a PhD degree in pharmacology. His thesis centered upon the use of curare in treating mental disorders.

Wright owned a pharmacy in the New Orleans area until his retirement. He served in the' U.S. Air Force in World War 11 as a B25 bomber pilot in the Pacific Theater, rising to the rank of colonel. He continued flying until the age of 70.

He is survived by his wife, Marcelle, and one son, Joseph Denton Wright Jr. of Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edgar Wright and an infant brother; and three sisters, Cuba Jean, Lenore Cleaver and Kathleen Lester.

According to his grandson, Wright's most recent return to St. Marys was in 1994 when he joined his classmates to celebrate their 60th reunion during St. Marys High School Alumni Weekend.

Additional information about Wright was contributed by Walter Carpenter of St. Marys.

(Gerald Bills)


Parkersburg News September 27, 2008

Ruth E. Wright

Ruth Elizabeth Wright, 81, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of St. Marys, W.Va., went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008, at her residence after a long battle with diabetes, kidney and heart disease.

Ruth was born June 21, 1927, in Cameron, W.Va., a daughter of the late Edwin P. and Thelma C. King Haught. Also preceding her in death were her brother, Richard Haught; and a grandson, Zachary Preston Bonner.

She was a retired registered nurse and was a member of Beverly Hills United Methodist Church. Ruth enjoyed baking, golfing and attending sporting events. She was a former Girl Scout leader, seamstress, bridge player and organist.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Donald Albert "Abe" Wright; two daughters and a son-in-law, Vicki Wright Bonner and Dr. Daniel P. Bonner of Inwood, W.Va., and Kathryn Wright Smith of Washington, W.Va.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald M. "Mike" Wright and Dora Lou Chapman Wright of Huntington and James E. Wright and Aimee Saito of Matthews, N.C.; six grandchildren, C. Nicole Bonner, Wesley M. Wright, Candice R. Wright, Samuel J. Smith, Cameron Glen Wright and Alex J. Wright; one great-granddaughter, Alexus Nicole Bonner; a brother-in-law, Clarence W. "Bones" Wright of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends, including a lifelong friend, Helen Hupp of Morgantown, W.Va.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Chapman's Mortuary Inc., Huntington, with the Rev. Gordon T. Humphreys officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Huntington. Friends may call from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. today and after 1 p.m. Sunday at Chapman's Mortuary.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chapmans-mortuary.com

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Charleston West Virginia Office, P.O. Box 238, Hurricane, WV 25526.

(Gerald Bills)


St. Marys Oracle June 21, 1956

MRS. WILLIAM O. WRIGHT

Mrs. Vera A. Wright, 35, wife of William O. Wright, passed away at her home in St. Marys, June 15, following a long illness. She was a daughter of the late William Rolston and Mrs. Amy Knight Rolston of St. Marys, born in Pleasants County April 4, 1921.

Survivors include her husband, mother, two sons, Timmy and Tommy at home, one half-sister, Mrs Harry Lauck of Newport, O.

Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Sunday in the St. Paul Methodist Church of which she was a member. Rev. D. J. Combs and Rev. L. L. Casto officiating. Interment was made in the Willow Island cemetery.

(Gerald Bills)


William Robert Wright

William Robert Wright, 69, of Lake Worth, FL., died July 12, 2002, in Lake Worth. He was born December 18, 1932, in St. Marys to the late Emery John and Della Conaway Wright. He was retired from Rose Lawn Cemetery in Lake Worth.

He is survived by one sister, Eva Fanok of Lake Worth, FL; one brother, John R. Wright Sr. of Smithfield, OH.; four sons, John and David of Lake Worth, FL., Howard of Brilliant, OH., and Douglas of Colliers, WV; three daughters, Brenda Wright and Cheryl Fither of Brilliant and Billie Jo Devore of Weirton, WV; one aunt, Mary Phillips of Canton, OH.; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Lee Wright, and a great-granddaughter.

Graveside services will be held at Mr. Nebo Cemetery at Bens Run at the convenience of the family.

(Michael Anderson)


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