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Abbott, Gary E. Abbott

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 4, 2007

     Gary E. Abbott, Magnolia, Ohio, died Dec. 18, 2006, in Aultman Hospital, following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 23, 1955 in Barnesville the son of Edward and Hilda (Berry) Abbott.  He was a 1974 graduate of Beallsville High School. He went to serve his country proudly in the United States Army. He worked as a porter for Holiday Inn and most recently for the Canton Repository. He was a past member of Jerusalem Church of Christ. He enjoyed playing pool, golfing and a game of chance but nothing more to him than the love he shared with his family.

     Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Shirley Abbott of 28 years; four sons, Justin, Brett, Corey and Chase; three daughters, Rebecca, Caitlin and Dakota; one granddaughter, Kylie Jean Abbott; two brothers, Roger (Jenny) Abbott of Clarington and Douglas Abbott of Woodsfield; and a sister Debbie Abbott of Marietta.

     He was preceded in death by a son, Brandon Abbott; father, Edward Abbott; grandson, Brayden Abbott; and brother, Brad Abbott.

     Friends were received Dec.20 at Reed Funeral Home, Canton Chapel.  A graveside service was held Dec. 21 in Jerusalem Cemetery, with Kenneth Kahrig officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Abbott, Iona Mae Abbott nee Pittman

Harper Online Obituaries, Beallsville, Ohio, dated, December 23, 2007

     Iona Abbott, 68, of Beallsville died Saturday, December 22, 2007 at her home.  She was born September 20, 1939, near Beallsville, a daughter of Hildred "Tillie" Rush Mareno and the late William M. Pittman.  Iona was a member of the Beallsville American Legion Auxilliary and she enjoyed making crafts.

     Surviving in addition to her mother, Tillie Mareno of Woodsfield, are her partner, Randall Brownfield of Beallsville; four children, Louella (Joe) Urbanek and Leona Lucas, both of Beallsville, Rebecca (Richard) Smith of St. Clairsville, and Clinton Mobley of Columbus; two step-sons, James "Jeb" Brownfield of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Lance Brownfield of Barnesville; a brother, Ronnie (Nora) Pittman of Jerusalem; four grandchildren Billy King, Joella Urbanek, Randy and Randa Daugherty; and two great-grandchildren, Sara and Zach King. 

     Friends will be received at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM where services will be held Monday at 1 PM with Pastor Jeff Cox officiating.  Burial will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Abicht, Debra Dare nee Sturm

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, June 24, 2007

    WHIPPLE - Debra Dare Abicht, 55, of Whipple, died unexpectedly Tuesday (June 19, 2007) at The Ohio State University Medical Center.  Dee was born Jan. 22, 1952, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to the late Ralph D.and Ruby F. McCartney Sturm.

    She is survived by daughter, Fancie Filipow Smith and husband, Wayne; three grandchildren, Lacie Jaelyn, Tommy, and Megan Smith, all of New Matamoras; son, SPC Louis Corey Filipow stationed in Wog Won, South Korea, with the U.S. Army; and brother, Ralph D. Sturm Jr. and wife, Donna, of Marietta.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mary Ruth Shay.

    There will be no service.  Memorial contributions may be made to P.O. Box 184, New Matamoras, Ohio 45767.

 

Ackerman, Colletta Ackerman nee Burkhart

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 4, 2007

     Colletta Ackerman, 92, died Dec. 24, 2006, at Wesley Glen in Columbus.  She was a devout Catholic and an active and longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Columbus.

     Surviving are her son, David (Lynn, nee Huber); granddaughter, Beth Ackerman, all of new Vienna; many nieces and nephews and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Abraham; four brothers, Harold, Ernest, Orville “Harv” and Paul Burkhart.

     Friends were received Dec. 28 at Novak Funeral Home, Columbus. Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 29 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church with Fr. Kevin Kavanagh as celebrant.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne.  Memorial contributions may be made in Coletta’s name to the charity of your choice.

 

Ackerman, Virginia Ackerman nee Rosenlieb

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 11, 2007

Virginia Mae Ackerman age 85 of Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday January 10, 2007 at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 16, 1921 in Monroe County Ohio a daughter of the late George Rosenlieb and Mary E. Dougherty Rosenlieb. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ of Woodsfield.

Preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Francis "Fritz" Ackerman, 2 sisters; Elsie Rosenlieb and Norma Brookover.

She is survived by 3 daughters: Kay (Mike) Jorris - Woodsfield, Ohio, Marlene Ackerman - Woodsfield, Ohio, Sandra (Mike) Emdin - Denver, Colorado, 1 Son: Fred (Martha) Ackerman - Woodsfield, Ohio, 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 303 S. Main St. Woodsfield, OH 43793.

 

Adair, V. Ray Adair

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, November 20, 2007

ADAIR, V. Ray, Jr., 82, of Senecaville, Ohio, died Sunday, November 18, 2007, at his home.

Ray was born February 15, 1925 in Monroe County, a son of the late Vernon Ray Adair and Olive Pugh Adair.

Ray was the former Barnesville Chief of Police; and was the retired credit manager for Rolling Hills Landmark. He served his country in the US Army for two years in Italy during WWII; a member of the Senecaville United Methodist Church; the Senecaville Senior Citizens; a 50 year member of Friendship Masonic Lodge; and Order of Eastern Star, both of Barnesville; the Scottish Rite of Cambridge; the Belmont County Farm Bureau; and was a member and former commander of the Barnesville American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving are his wife, Irene Castello Adair; nieces and caregivers, Joey Mobley of Senecaville, Nikki Moore of Cumberland, Denise Christman, and Julie Keiser, both of Barnesville; nephews, Johnny Lambert of Cleveland and Shawn Lambert of Maysville; numerous other nieces and nephews; special granddaughters, Brook and Taylor Christman; and a sister, Avis (Jim) Patton of Ariz.

Friends will be received Tuesday 5-8 p.m. at Kelly- Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main Street, Barnesville.

Graveside services Wednesday 11 a.m. at Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville, Ohio with Pastor Rodney West officiating.

Friendship Masonic Lodge services Tuesday 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of Guernsey County, Box 1165, Cambridge, OH 43725.

 

Ady, Ralph Kenneth Ady

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 30, 2007

 Ralph Kenneth Ady, 84, of Fairground Road, Woodsfield, died Dec. 28, 2007 at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

 He was born June 28, 1923, the son of the late Everett and Ida (Palmer) Ady.

He served in the 303 Engineers Battalion in World War II and was in the Battle of the Bulge, which was the turning point of the war in Europe. He received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for his service to his country.

He was a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ.

He and his two brothers, Henry Ady and James Ady were owners and operators of the A&L Drilling Company until the early 1980's. They were also talented musicians who enjoyed entertaining county-wide at various community events throughout the 1950-70's.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Doris (Henthorn) Ady whom he married December 15, 1945; two children, Marcia (Ady) Haren of Woodsfield and Brian Ady of Powhatan; two grandchildren, R.J. Haren of Woodsfield and Ginger (Haren) Yonak of Miamisburg; one great-granddaughter, Hannah Madison Yonak; a sister, Eunice Brown and a brother, Glenn Ady, both of Woodsfield; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were three sisters, Stella Pittman, Amanda Ault, Bessie Pletcher; and two brothers, Henry Ady and James Ady.

Friends and relatives were received at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Dec. 30 where services were held Dec. 31 with officiating Minister Keith Jones.

Burial in Cameron Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at bauerturner.com.

 

Allen, Terry Lee Allen

McVey Memorial Obituaries, Caldwell, Ohio, dated, January 23, 2007

    Terry Lee Allen, age 65, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Monday, January 22, 2007, at his home.  He was born July 1, 1941, in Caldwell, and he retired from the BP Oil Company Station in Caldwell with over twenty years of service.  He was a member of Regans Chapel United Methodist Church in Hoskinsville.  He loved to hunt and fish.  He also enjoyed NASCAR racing and was a  collector of 1:24 scale model cars. He enjoyed working on cars and his John Deere Tractor.

   He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Allen Sponcil; his step-father, Luther Sponcil; and one brother, Gregory Sponcil.

   Surviving are his wife, Mary M. Harmon Allen, whom he married July 5, 1969; two sons, Johnny D. (Amy) Allen of Summerfield and Chad M. Allen of the home; two sisters, Deanna Dimmerling of Woodsfield and Pam (Mark) Stout of Columbus; one grandson, Ryan Andrew Allen of Summerfield; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

   Friends may call Thursday, January 25, 2007, from 2-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be held  Friday, January 26 at 1PM with Pastors Travis Christman and Sandra Payette officiating.  Burial will follow at Hoskinsville Cemetery.  The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Regans Chapel Building Fund, c/o Cheryl Coyle - 13516 Chapel Drive - Caldwell, Ohio 43724

 

Alloway, Marion Eugene Alloway

Hadley Online Obituaries, New Matamoras, Ohio, dated, October 16, 2007

    Marion Eugene Alloway, 86, of Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell, Ohio, formerly of New Matamoras, Ohio, died at 10:00 PM Monday Oct. 15, 2006.

    He was born Feb. 4, 1921 on Sheets Run New Matamoras, the son of Edward C. and Mary Cline Alloway.  He was a veteran of WW II having served in Germany fron 1942 to 1945. He worked as a diesel mechanic for 31 years in Detroit, Michigan and Tiffen, Ohio for Cummings Diesel Co. He then worked for Wayne National Forrest for 5 years and 4 years for Grandview Township and served as a Township Trustee.  He was a member of the Gravel Hill Baptist Church at Fly, Oh., VFW Post 6387 in New Matamoras.

    He is survived by his wife Mary Virginia Edinger whom he married Mar. 19, 1999. One sister, Arlye Knowlton (Perry) Canton, MI., Sister-in-law Barbara Feldner,Caldwell, Oh., 3 brother-in-laws; Michael Haught, Marietta OH; Henry Edinger, Medina Oh.; and Charles Edinger, Athens, Oh.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Geraldine Minger Alloway on Oct. 14, 1992 ; 2 sisters, Ruth Alloway and Elizabeth Philson; 3 brothers, George, Ralph, and Joseph Alloway. Also several nephews and neices.

    Services will be held at the Hadley Funeral Home New Matamoras on Friday Oct. 19 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. James Dickey officiating. Burial will be in the Matamoras Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M.  Military services will be held at the graveside.

 

Alth, Delores I. “Jean” Alth

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 5, 2007

Delores "Jean" I. Alth, 63, of 505 East Marietta Street, Woodsfield, Ohio died Sunday, November 4, 2007 at the East Ohio Regional Medical Center, Martins Ferry, Ohio. She was born at Glen Dale, West Virginia on July 8, 1944 a daughter of the late Raymond and Lucille Russell Alth.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Baptist Church,

Woodsfield, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Alth and a grandson, Noah Le Masters.

Surviving are three daughters: Lynn Walter of Bellaire, Ohio, Bertha (John) Valentine of Benwood, West Virginia and Brenda (James) Moore of Columbus, Ohio; two sons: Lee (Shelly) Le Masters of Columbus, Ohio and Raymond (Alicia) Le Masters of Columbus, Ohio; five sisters: Linda (George) Moore of Florida, Ronda (Bob) Deitch of Caldwell, Ohio, Lora Williamson of Quaker City, Ohio, Gloria (Galford) Barnes of Woodsfield, Ohio and Vicky (Kelvin) Brown of Florida; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

There will be no visitation. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at the First Baptist Church, Woodsfield, Ohio. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of Gloria Barnes, 418 E. Marietta St., Woodsfield, Ohio 43793. Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Amrhein, Mary Elizabeth Amrhein, nee Eckhardt

Source:  The Wheeling [West Virginia] News-Register; 16 Dec 2007

        AMRHEIN, Mary Elizabeth (Eckhardt), 90, of Wheeling, W. Va., was called to the Lord Saturday, December 15, 2007, in Wheeling Hospital.

        Mary was born September 23, 1917 in Wheeling, the daughter of the late Elwood and Hilda (Nalley) Eckhardt.

        She was a former telephone operator for C & P Telephone Company; a member of St. John's Evangelical Prostestant Church; the Community Education Organization; the  O.P.A.L.S. (Older People with Active Lifestyles;) the former Lydia Group at St. John's Evangelical Protestant Church; the Bethlehem Happy Hilltoppers; and the Marshall County Satellite Seniors.

        In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund L. Amhein; and a son, Edmund Eckhardt Amrhein.

        Surviving are two daughters, Barbara A. Sloan of Cincinnati, Ohio and Lynn E. Blazina and her husband, Donald, of Williams Bay Wis.; a granddaughter Michelle M. Blazina-Baker and her husband, Michael, of Huntley, Ill.; and two great-grandchildren, Molly and Mitchell Baker.

        Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2007, with the Rev. Ed. Thurmond officiating.

        Interment will be in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard.

        The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to St. John's Evangelical Protestant Church, 41  22nd Street, Wheeling, WV 26003.

        Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com.

 

Andears, Louella Mae Andears nee Pinkins

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 27, 2006

Louella Mae Andears age 88 of Lewisville, Ohio died Wednesday December 27, 2006 at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was born in Monroe County Ohio November 7, 1918 a daughter of the late Harvey Pinkens and Minnie Prince Pinkens.

Preceded in death by her husband: Thomas Andears - 1991, 2 sons: Thomas R. Andears, and Danny Andears. 3 brothers.

She is survived by 3 daughters: Patricia Ann Andears - Lewisville, Ohio, Betty Moats - Woodsfield, Ohio, Connie Riggs - Akron, Ohio, Several

grandchildren, great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson.

Friends received from 11 a.m. Saturday until time of service at 3 pm.  Saturday December 30, 2006 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio. Interment in the Friendship Cemetery Lewisville, Ohio.  [Note: A visitor to this site reported that the name Pinkins and Pinkens that appears in this obituary is incorrect and should be spelled, Pickens.]

 

Antalis, Angelo J. Antalis

Toothman Online Obituaries, St. Clairsville, Ohio, dated, May 12, 2007

Dr. Angelo John (A.J.) Antalis, 89 of Shadyside, Ohio; long time area physician, passed away Friday, May 11, 2007 at Trinity West Hospital in Steubenville, Ohio.  Dr. Antalis was born June 4, 1917, in Weirton, WV, a son of the late John and Stasia (Kyriazoglou) Antalis.  He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Life-Giving Fountain, Martins Ferry, Ohio.  He graduated as valedictorian of his class at Weir High School in 1935. After graduation from West Virginia University he received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.  He served his internship at Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.  After serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II, he completed his residency at Huron Road Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.  In 1946  he opened the Powhatan Clinic in Powhatan Point, Ohio, before he and his brother, Dr. James P. Antalis, established the Shadyside Clinic in

Shadyside, Ohio in 1966.  Dr. Antalis served as Chief of Staff at Bellaire City Hospital for over 30 years and he continued practicing medicine until 2002, accomplishing a medical career that spanned 56 years.  His affiliations included serving as a two-term potentate of the Osiris Shrine in 1974 and 1977 and was a member of the Royal Order of Jesters #13 of Wheeling.  Dr. Antalis was honored as a 33rd Degree Mason by the Scottish Rite Bodies.  He was instrumental in the organization of the Osiris Shrine Indian Patrol in Powhatan Point, Ohio.  He was chairman of the Belmont County Lung Association, he initiated the first Belmont County Heart Fund Ball in 1966 and continued to serve as chairman for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen McClusky Antalis (whom he married in 1950) on January 13, 2007; a sister, Liberty Antalis in 1977; a son-in-law David Rucker and a sister-in-law, Erma Antalis.

He is survived by a son, John Thomas (Sharon) Antalis of Indiana, PA.; daughters Terry Antalis Rucker and Cathy Antalis of Shadyside; three granddaughters, Angela Rucker of Shadyside, Alyssa Antalis of Indiana, PA and Alexis Antalis of San Jose, California.

Survivors also include three brothers; Steve Antalis of Charleston, SC; Stanley (Tina) Antalis of Fort Wayne, IN and Dr. James (Teddy) Antalis of The Villages, Florida; one sister, Mary Antalis Georges of Shadyside; numerous nieces and nephews including local residents, Dr. Angelo Georges of Wheeling and Stacey Georges Ritter of Shadyside.

There will be no visitation.  A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Life-Giving Fountain, 314 N. 5th Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio 43935.  Arrangements are being handled by the Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville.

 

Atkinson, Mary Atkinson nee Eikey

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, April 22, 2007

    Mary M. Atkinson, 86, of Clarington, Ohio, died Friday, April 20, 2007 in East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio.  She was born March 10, 1921 in Clarington, a daughter of the late Lewis and Goldie Ollom Eikey.

    She was a retired employee of Fashion Bug and will be remembered for her wit and humor.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,

Chalmer C. Atkinson and one sister, Louella Weisman.

    Survivors include one son, James Atkinson of Flushing, Ohio, and one daughter, Jan Hardy of Wheeling, W.Va.; one sister, Maxine Frye of Canton, Ohio. Four grandchildren: Alexis Hardy, Madison Hardy, James Atkinson and Jason Atkinson.

    Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Dr., Clarington, Ohio, where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment in Clarington Cemetery.  Sympathy expressions at www.grisellfuneralhomes.com.

 

Augustus, Alice M. Augustus, nee Jackson

Source:  The Weirton [West Virginia] Daily Times; 7 Feb 2007

        WINTERSVILLE, Ohio -- Alice M. Augustus, 69, of Wintersville, died Feb. 4, 2007, at Trinity West.

        She was born in Steubenville on Aug. 25, 1937, a daughter of the late William and Anna Cronin Jackson.

        Surviving are her husband, Carl T. Augustus; children, Ginger A. Hartman, Ralph "Rocky" Amabile and Earl D. "Chip" Snider.

        There will be no visitation or services.

        Arrangements by Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville.

        Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.

*Submitter's Note:  Below is the funeral home obituary:

 

Augustus, Alice M. Augustus, nee Jackson

Source:  Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home; Feb 2007

        Alice M. Augustus, 69, of Wintersville died Sunday, February 4, 2007 at Trinity West after a lengthy illness. She was born in Steubenville on August 25, 1937 a daughter of the late William E. and Anna Cronin Jackson. She is loved and will be sadly missed.

        Surviving are her husband Carl T. Augustus; children Ginger Ann Hartman of Mercer, PA, Ralph C. “Rocky” Amabile of Mingo Junction and Earl D. “Chip” Snider of Tiltonsville, OH; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters Ginger Stonebraker of Solon, OH & Patricia Wagner of Cleveland, OH; and brother William E. “Bud” Jackson of Springfield, OH. One sister Elizabeth Jackson preceded Alice in death. No visitation or services. Donations may be forwarded to the funeral home in her memory.

 

 Austin, Arthur Austin

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, September 12, 2007

AUSTIN, Arthur, 73, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Monday, September 10, 2007, at his home.

He was born September 6, 1934 in Smithfield, W.Va., the son of the late William and Lola Morris Austin.  Arthur was a member of the Laborers Local 1149 in Wheeling. He was a veteran of the United States Army; and was past commander of the St. Clairsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Austin in 2006; two brothers, Bill and Joe Austin; a sister, Ruth Curry; and a granddaughter, Heather Dewey.

Surviving are a son, Arthur Austin II and his wife, Pam, of Cincinnati; three daughters, Melody Austin of Senecaville, Pamela Covert and her husband, Jon, of Jacobsburg, and Kimberly Kaye Clontz and her husband, Kenny, of Smithfield, N.C.; three brothers, Ray of Richmond, Gene of Woodsfield, and Marion of Lewisville, Ohio; three sisters,Vivian Whitlatch of Wheeling, Opal Emery and Nancy Miller, both of Ashland, Ohio; and three grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Bob Fahey of the Bellaire American Legion. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.  Full military services will be conducted by the Belmont County Council of the American Legion.  Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, Ohio 43943.

 

Bach, Laura R. Bach nee Hamilton

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 1, 2007

    Laura R. (Hamilton) Bach, 95, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio (formerly of Lewisville, Ohio) passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at the center.  She was born at Jackson's Ridge, Woodsfield, Ohio on July 1, 1911 a daughter of the late Thomas Roy and Evaline May Wohnhas Hamilton.  She was a homemaker; member of the Lewisville Church of Christ, Lewisville, Ohio; past member of the Illdreth Rebekah Lodge, Lewisville, Ohio and a member of the Franklin Homemaker's Club, Stafford, Ohio.

    On February 28, 1942, she was united in marriage to Ralph E. Bach who preceded her in death in 1992. She is also preceded in death by three brothers, Vernon, Thomas and Neil Hamilton; two sisters, Geneva Lyons ad Eunice Hamilton; a daughter-in-law, Marcia Bach. 

     Surviving are two daughters: Janet (Max) Winland of Woodsfield, Ohio and Connie (Ralph) Young of Lewisville, Ohio; two sons: Kenneth Bach and friend Sandra Biehl of Devola, Ohio and Dana (Teresa) Bach of Lewisville, Ohio; three sisters: Gertrude Hamilton and Golda Hamilton both of Woodsfield, Ohio and Sarah Kreig of Sardis, Ohio; one brother: Horace Hamilton of Carlwick, Ohio; eleven grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 5-9 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2007 with Max Winland officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, Ohio.

 

Baker, Bob Baker

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, November 2, 2007

BAKER, Bob, 83, of Beallsville, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 31, 2007, in Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.  He was born September 1, 1924 in Beallsville, a son of the late Ensel and Bessie Pittman Baker.  Bob was a member of the Beallsville First Christian Church and a US Army Veteran of WWII.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Lillian Goettel, Melba Outland, and Joan "Jose" Milhoan.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Linda Louise Jeffers Baker; twin son and daughter and their spouses, Jeffrey Lee and Brenda Baker of North Ridgeville, Ohio and Jennifer Lynn and Terry Ricer, with whom he resided; six grand children, Kevin, Kristin, Timothy, James, Robbie, and Tom; and five great-grand children, Nina, Ella, Zachary, Anneliese, and Alexander.

Visitation Saturday, November 3 from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville. Friends may also visit on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Beallsville First Christian Church.

Burial will follow in Beallsville Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post 768.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Beallsville First Christian Church, Beallsville United Methodist Church and/or the Beallsville Ceme tery Association.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.harperfh.net

 

Baldwin, Raymond C. Baldwin

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 17, 2007

    Raymond "Ray" C. Baldwin, 58, of Andover Rd., Woodsfield, OH passed away, Thursday morning, August 16, 2007 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, WV. after a courageous battle with declining health for several years.  Ray was born September 14, 1948 in Charleston, WV, a son of late Theodore and Margaret (Midkiff) Baldwin. He was 1967 graduate of the Stonewall Jackson High School in Charleston. He was a retired coal miner for Ohio Valley Coal Company, #6 Mine in Alledonia, giving them 34 years of dedicated service and a member of the United Mine Workers Union, Local 1810. He was a member of Saint Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield.

    Ray was an avid fan of Notre Dame "Fighting Irish" Football, the Cleveland Browns, the New York Yankees, and the Cleveland Indians. Ray also was a Little League Baseball Coach in Woodsfield for many years. In Ray's spare time he enjoyed spending time with and watching his children and grandchildren participating in sporting events.

    Ray is survived by his wife, Becky (Buckalew) Baldwin, whom he married on April 15, 1972; children, Anastasia (Rob) Gates of Canton, Jenny (Jeff) Briggs of Mount Vernon, Jason (Leora) Baldwin of Devola, Benjamin (fiancé-Sarah Fillippi) of Canal Winchester, and Nathan Baldwin of Marietta; grandchildren, Carter, Alexia, Erin, and Garrett Gates, Greg and Kaitlynn Briggs, Brandon Baldwin and Jordan Baldwin; sisters, Ann (Jerry) Walker and Nancy Baldwin both of Charleston; brothers, Theodore (Gloria) Baldwin, David Baldwin, and Jerry Baldwin all of Charleston and Phillip (Lynn) Baldwin of Jacksonville, FL; his father-in-law, Ralph E. Buckalew of Woodsfield; and several nieces and nephews.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Baldwin and Thomas Baldwin, a granddaughter, Jessica Gates; and his mother-in-law, Alice Buckalew.

    The family will receive friends from 2-9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R. 78 West, Woodsfield with a Rosary service at 8:30 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at Saint Sylvester Catholic Church in Woodsfield with Rev.

Father David L. Gaydosik as the Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Saint Sylvester Catholic Cemetery.

 

Ball, Florence JoAnn Matz Ball nee Miller

Ashland Gazette, Ashland, Ohio, dated November 8, 2007   

          Florence JoAnn Matz Ball, 71, of Ashland, died Wednesday morning, November 7, 2007 at MedCentral Health System in Mansfield, following a long illness. She was born in Ashland, Ohio on July 4, 1936 to Ray B. and Gertrude M. Wolfe Miller.

She had resided in Ashland for most of her life except when she lived in Pennsylvania for three years. She was a former employee of the Eagle Rubber Co., then worked as a floor lady at Myers Laundry and retired from U-Brand Corp. where she had worked for over 20 years in the Foundry Dept.  She had attended the Park Street Brethren Church. She was a former member of the Polk Fire Department Auxiliary and was a member of the U-Brand Allied Molders Union. On October 14, 1955 she was married to Clyde J. (Shorty) Matz who preceded her in death on January 31, 1993.

 In December of 1998 she was married to Leonard E. Ball who preceded her in death on December 11, 2001.

She is survived by two sons, Rocky L. (Deborah) Matz of Polk; Ronald L. (Doris) Matz of Ashland; 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, her step mother who raised her since she was 3 years old, Florence Irene Miller of Ashland; and two sisters, Patricia Ann (Charles) Hunt of Savannah, and Mary Louise Miller of Ashland.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Ray William (Billy) Matz on Oct. 30, 1994, one sister, Ethel Mae Peterson and two brothers, William Warden Miller and Ray Benton Miller, Jr.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home with the Rev. Arden Gilmer officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Ashland County Cancer Association, 1200 E. Main St., Ashland, Ohio 44805 or may be made to the family and left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.dpkfh.com   Friends may call: Sunday, November 11, 2007 from 1-4 p.m. at Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home.  Burial Service: Monday, November 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Denbow-Primm-Kemery Funeral Home.

 

Bates, E. Beatrice Bates nee Armstrong

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 8, 2007

    E. Beatrice "Beck" Bates, 98, of 51133 Glady Road, Summerfield, Ohio died Thursday, June 7, 2007 at the Brewster Parke Nursing Home, Brewster, Ohio where she received excellent care from the staff.  She was born in Otsego, Ohio on January 21, 1909 a daughter of the late Maurice and Melinda Pryor Armstrong.  She was a homemaker and a former cook at the former Summerfield School, Summerfield, Ohio. She was a member of the Summerfield Church of Christ, Summerfield, Ohio; former member of the Stepping Stones; and loved to cook.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Bates in 1965; one son, Tom Bates; two brothers, Mike Armstrong and Bill Armstrong; one sister, Addah Rogers; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Bates.

    Surviving are one son, Richard Bates of Alpena, Michigan; one daughter-in-law: Marlene Bates of Mt. Eaton, Ohio; five grandchildren: Rich Bates, Vicky Lendon, Robin Hirth, Jill Langenderfer and Beth Bates; nine great grandchildren: Alex Bates, Chelsea Hirth, Kelly Bates, Zachary Hirth, Taylor Langenderfer, Lacy Lendon, Chase Langenderfer, Abby Lendon and Julia Lendon.

    Friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfield, Ohio.  Friends then will be received from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Old Bateshill Church of Christ, near Summerfield, Ohio with Frank Love officiating. Burial will follow in the Bateshill Cemetery, near Summerfield, Ohio.

 

Beardmore, Nellie Beardmore nee Henthorn

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, October 18, 2007

      BEARDMORE, Nellie Henthorn, 89, of North Ft. Myers, Fla., and formerly of Monroe County, died Sunday, October 14, 2007, in Tandem Health Care of North Ft. Myers.   She was born April 11, 1918 near Beallsville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Walter Webb Henthorn and Martha Belle Bilyeu Henthorn.  She married Denzil Hilton Beardmore on September 3, 1937 and they moved to Florida in 1957. She was a member of the North Fort Myers Church of Christ; and retired from Yoder Brothers Flower Farm.  Nellie was a day-care provider and had cared for 79 children in her in-home daycare. She also had two books of poetry published.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Denzil; also sisters, Georgie, Mary, and Gertrude; brothers, Elmer (Pete), Millard, Eugene, Leonard, Clifford, and Oscar; and son-in-law, Eugene Inherst. Surviving are her children, Nora Belle Inherst and Ila Mae (Floyd) Inherst both of Jerusalem, Patty Ann (Kenneth) Schied of Burton, Mich., Russell Lee (Teresa) Beardmore of North Ft. Myers; a sister, Pearl Roy of Flushing, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren.

      Family and friends are invited to a memoral service at the Bush Church of Christ, near Malaga, Saturday, October 20, 2007, at 2 p.m. Funeral services and burial will be in Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens on Saturday, October 20, 2007.   Local arrangements by Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville.

 

Beckett, Ernest Beckett

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 25, 2007

Everett Beckett age 86 of Louisville, Ohio passed away at his home on Monday afternoon, September 24, 2007. Everett was born near Sardis, Ohio on May 14, 1921 to the late Forrest and Olive Pittman Beckett.

He was united in marriage to Bess Beckett on July 21, 1951. They enjoyed 56 years of a very blissful and happy marriage.    He leaves to morn [sic-mourn] his passing, his wife and three children, Ralph (Joyce) Beckett of Sardis, Ohio, Spring (Bob) Ridgeway of Antioch, Ohio, and Dennis Beckett of the home. A son, Clay passed away suddenly in 2004. There are seven grandchildren, Joshua, Adam, Deana and Amy Beckett, Bobby, Cory and Michael Ridgeway; one great grandson, Hayden Beckett.

He is survived by 1 brother, Harry (Verda) Beckett of Sebastian, Florida.

Six brothers and three sisters preceded him in death, Jim, Homer, Herman, Clarence, Clifford and Delbert Beckett and Rose Lallathin, Pearl Stine and Mary, who died as a toddler.

 Everett served in the US Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was a farmer, mail truck driver and retired from Stewart Brothers Paint in Alliance. Everett is a common, quiet man. His hobby was gardening and keeping a well manicured lawn. He spent many happy hours talking with his backyard neighbor, Micky Ryter, discussing their gardens and solving the world's problems. He was a good father, grandfather and provider.  He was a Methodist by faith and attended the Peace United Methodist Church in Louisville. He attended every Sunday health permitting.

He fought a courageous battle fighting Non-Hodgkins disease for 3 ½ years. Also the loss of his youngest son during this time. Friends may call from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Stier-Israel Funeral Home Louisville, and from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Rev. Frank Conley officiating. Interment in the Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Ohio.

 

Beckett, Everett Beckett

Source: Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated September 2007

Everett Beckett age 86 of Louisville, Ohio passed away at his home on Monday afternoon, September 24, 2007. Everett was born near Sardis, Ohio on May 14, 1921 to the late Forrest and Olive Pittman Beckett.

He was united in marriage to Bess Beckett on July 21, 1951. They enjoyed 56 years of a very blissful and happy marriage. He leaves to morn his passing his wife and three children, Ralph (Joyce) Beckett of Sardis, Ohio, Spring (Bob) Ridgeway of Antioch, Ohio, and Dennis Beckett of the home. A son, Clay passed away suddenly in 2004. There are seven grandchildren, Joshua, Adam, Deana and Amy Beckett, Bobby, Cory and Michael Ridgeway; one great grandson, Hayden Beckett. He is survived by 1 brother, Harry (Verda) Beckett of Sebastian, Florida.

Six brothers and three sisters preceded him in death, Jim, Homer, Herman, Clarence, Clifford and Delbert Beckett and Rose Lallathin, Pearl Stine and Mary, who died as a toddler.

Everett served in the US Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was a farmer, mail truck driver and retired from Stewart Brothers Paint in Alliance.

Everett is a common, quiet man. His hobby was gardening and keeping a well manicured lawn. He spent many happy hours talking with his backyard neighbor, Micky Ryter, discussing their gardens and solving the world's problems.

He was a good father, grandfather and provider. He was a Methodist by faith and attended the Peace United Methodist Church in Louisville. He attended every Sunday health permitting.

He fought a courageous battle fighting Non-Hodgkins disease for 3 years. Also the loss of his youngest son during this time.

Friends may call from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Stier-Israel Funeral Home Louisville, and from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Rev. Frank Conley officiating.

Interment in the Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Ohio.

 

Bender, Charles E. Bender

Source: Brubach- Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Ohio, dated, July 2007

Charles E. Bender, 77, of 19559 Salt Run Road, Caldwell, Ohio died Sunday evening, July 29, 2007 at his home. He was born at Phillipi, West Virginia on May 14, 1930 a son of the late Walker and Leona Gregory Bender.

Charles was a retired truck driver.

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

Surviving are his wife, Wilda Warner Bender whom he married January 22, 1974; one son: Eric (Veronica) Bender of Caldwell, Ohio; three daughters: Charlee Bender of Ava, Ohio, Yvonne of Virginia and Jane of Arkansas; two step-sons: James (Debbie) Smith of Rittman, Ohio and Timothy (Pam) Smith of Caldwell, Ohio; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

There will be no visitation. Private family graveside services will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at Halley's Ridge Cemetery, Ava, Ohio with Pastor John Powell officiating.

Arrangements by Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfield, Ohio.

 

Bessey, Mabel McGahan Bessey

Source:  The Hancock [California] Sentinel; 16 Jan 2007

        Hanford resident Mabel McGahan Bessey, 89, died Jan. 15.

        Mabel was born on April 19, 1917. She was a teacher/principal.

        Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26 at People’s Funeral Chapel in Hanford. Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Lakeside Community Church, 16942 10th Ave., Hanford. Burial will be private.

 

Bessey, Ray L. Bessey

Source:  The Porterville [California] Evening Recorder; Wednesday, January 24, 2007

        Long time educator, Ray L. Bessey, 94, died Friday morning, January 19, 2007.

        Mr. Bessey was a teacher for 25 years, ending his career as principal-superintendent at Tipton School District.

        He now goes to join his six brothers, “The Bessey Boys,” most of whom were teachers or school principals in the area. He was also predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, Verna E. (Magill) Bessey.

       He is survived by his three children and their spouses: Harriet Bessey-Standel of Porterville, Martha Hoff and her husband, Michael Samaritano of Sacramento and James Paul Bessey and his wife, Kathleen Bessey of Naperville, IL. He was grandpa to Amanda R. Gatewood, Sara E. Standel, J. Brian Bessey and wife Carrie Bessey, and Julie D. Bessey. He was great-grandpa to Amanda Standel and Katie Bessey. He is survived by his three sisters and their spouses, Elaine Frodsham of Pasadena, Nadine Hardaway and husband Richard Hardaway of Springville and Doreen Landers and her husband Richard Landers of Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews unto the third generation.

        He was dearly loved and will be missed by family and friends. Until we meet again.

        Mr. Bessey’s memorial service will take place on Saturday, January 27th, at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church on Morton Ave.

        Donations to go to Optimal Hospice.

        Arrangements made by Whitehurst Loyd.

 

Bishop, Mary Ann Bishop nee Spano

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, June 22, 2007

    Mary Ann Bishop, 74, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at OVMC Wheeling, W. Va. She was born June 21, 1932, in Lafferty, Ohio, a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Spano. Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Assumption Catholic Church of Barnesville, Ohio.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Bishop; a sister, Shirley Spano, and a brother, Joe Spano.

    Surviving are a son, Ronald Bishop of St. Clairsville, daughter, Debra Lucas and her son, JD, of Barnesville, son, Jack (Georgeanna) Bishop Jr. and their children, Megan, Nathan, Bethany and Jacob, of Martins Ferry; daughter, Joyce (George) Burkhart and their children, Tyler and Brittany of Woodsfield, Ohio; sister, Catherine, brothers: Albert, Frank, George, Rich, Willard and Jack Spano.

    Friends will be received 4 to 9 p.m., at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10 a.m., at the Assumption Catholic Church, Barnesville, Ohio.  Burial in Assumption Catholic Cemetery, Barnesville, Ohio.

 

Bishop, Wadna P. Bishop nee Moore

Watters Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 15, 2007

    Wadna P. Bishop, 80, of 801 Monroe Manor, Woodsfield, Ohio died at 9:25 a.m. Sunday, January 14, 2007 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. She was born near Brownsville, Ohio on February 3, 1926 a daughter of the late Jason and Bertha Ridgeway Moore.  She was a former aide at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio and was a Protestant by faith.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne L. Bishop on May 6, 1997; one sister, Shirley Moore; one great grandson, Toby Cline.

    Surviving are three sons: Tim (Penny) Bishop of Mantua, Ohio, Gary (Pam) Bishop of Woodsfield, Ohio and Steve (Kathy) Bishop of Woodsfield, Ohio; one daughter: Connie Bishop of Woodsfield, Ohio; two sisters: Wanda Brague of New Martinsville, Ohio and Linda Mowery of Woodsfield, Ohio; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2007 until time of services at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2007 with Pastor Renee Wilt officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Bivens, Raymond Eugene Bivens

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 28, 2007

Raymond Eugene Bivens, 63, of Palmetto, Florida (formerly of Summerfield, Ohio) died Saturday, April 22, 2006 at the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.  He was born October 21, 1942, a son of the late Raymond and Flossie Heintz Bivens.  Raymond retired from the Dana Corporation, Caldwell, Ohio and a member and trustee at My Father's House in Florida.

Surviving are two sons, Randy Bivens of Byesville, Ohio and Raymond Bivens, Jr. of Colorado; two daughters: Melissa Bond of Florida and Norma Curtis of Kansas; one step-son: Robert Hannum of Pleasant City, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Bivens and a step-son, Chris Allen Hannum.

A celebration of Raymond's life will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. at the Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street, Summerfield, Ohio with Frank Love officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield, Ohio

 

Blake, Margaret A. Blake nee Norris

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 10, 2007

    Margaret A. Blake age 53 of Akron, Ohio formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio

died Saturday July 7, 2007 at her home. She was born Sept. 25, 1953 in

Graysville, Ohio a daughter of the late Charles W. Norris & Eleanor Nan Frum Norris.

    She will be deeply missed, always loved and never forgotten.

    Preceded in death by 1 daughter: Mary Ann Blake, 1 brother: David

Norris, 1 sister: Frances Woods, 2 nephews: Greg Albright & Dale Norris.

    She is survived by her husband of 40 years: John Blake Sr. - Akron,

Ohio, 1 son: John Blake Jr. - Akron, Ohio, 1 daughter: Terri (Bill) Rogers -

Akron, Ohio, 2 sisters: Vera Crooks - Akron, Ohio, Cathy Albright - Akron,

Ohio, 1 brother: Eddie Kirkbride - Akron, Ohio, 6 grandchildren, several

nieces and nephews.

    Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m.

Thursday July 12, 2007 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S. Paul St.

Woodsfield, Ohio. Interment in the New Matamoras Cemetery New Matamoras, Ohio

 

Bolen, Juanita A. Bolen nee Reynolds

Grisell Obituaries, New Martinsville, WV., dated, September 28, 2007

Bolen, Juanita A. Reynolds, 92, of Monroe Street, Sardis, Ohio, died Friday, September 28, 2007 at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, WV.  She was born December 14, 1914, the daughter of the late Ralph and Clara Holtsclaw Reynolds.  She was a mother, grandmother, homemaker and a member of the Sardis United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold V. Bolen; a brother, Elmer Reynolds; and four sisters, Helen Greene,

Margaret Price, Della Fagert, and Mary Crawford.

Survivors include three sons, Vernon E. (Shyrla) Bolen and Dallas R. (Linda) Bolen, all of Sardis, and Robert C. Bolen of Hannibal, Ohio; two daughters, Marie Litman of Sardis and Joyce A. (Gene) Shanks of Ocala, FL; three brothers, Ralph Reynolds of Brewster, Ohio, Harold Reynolds of Wooster, Ohio, and Charles Reynolds of Albuquerque, NM; two sisters, Martha Potts of Sardis and Madonna (Don) Arman of FL; 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Sunday from noon - 3 and 6-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, Ohio where funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00am with Pastor Wendy Erb and Rev. Richard Wilson officiating. Interment in Sardis Cemetery, Sardis, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sardis United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 187, Hannibal, OH 43931-0187.

 

Boltz, Elverna E. Boltz nee McKelvey

Grisell Online Obituaries, Clarington, Ohio, dated, January 14, 2007

    Boltz, Elverna E., age 91, of Forest Hill Care Center, St. Clairsville, OH, formerly of Clarington, OH went to her eternal home with the Lord on January 14, 2007.

    She was born August 4, 1915 in Clarington, the daughter of the late Clyde and Mamie Maury McKelvey.

    She married Clay W. Boltz on March 31, 1936 and enjoyed 64 years of marriage living in Clarington. She was a farmer's wife and homemaker; who especially enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Clarington; where she was a member of the women's group, The Golden Links.

    In addition to her parents and husband; she was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law; Clayton and Odessa "Kay" Boltz, a sister; Mildred Carter and a brother: Woodrow McKelvey.

    Survivors include a daughter; Phyllis (Richard) Bohrer of Weirton, WV, four grandchildren; Tammy (Michael) Deaton, Agina (Paul) Kempen, Randy (Kathy) Bohrer and Christina (Keith) Ensminger, ten great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

    Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Dr., Clarington where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11a.m. with Pastor Everett Mitchell officiating. Interment in Clarington Cemetery, Clarington.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Untied Church of Christ, 124 Shepherd Place, Clarington, OH 43915.

 

Bondy, John Russell Bondy

Harper Online Obituaries, Beallsville, dated, December 30, 2007

John Russell Bondy, 71, of Alledonia, died Saturday, December 29, 2007 at his home.

He was born December 22, 1936 in Martins Ferry, a son of Freda Walker Bondy and the late Albert Russell Bondy.

John was a retired employee of Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, a US Air Force veteran, and also a member of the Beallsville Church of Christ.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremiah Decker.

Surviving in addition to his mother, Freda, of Martins Ferry, are his wife of 46 years, Mary French Bondy; three children, Rusty Bondy and his wife, Susan of Woodsfield, Sheila Decker and her husband, Bob, and Scott Bondy and his wife, Brenda all of Beallsville; a brother, Clyde Bondy of Martins Ferry; two sisters, Jackie (Don) Stutz of Dayton and Jo Ann "Doni" (Nick) Muntean of Bridgeport; six grandchildren Amanda (Pete) Perkins, Bobby Decker, Schuyler Bondy, Nathan Bondy, Ashton Bondy, and Shane Bondy; three great-grandchildren Gage, Garrett, and Grace Perkins.

Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville where services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM with Jeff Rich officiating. Burial will follow in Armstrong Mills Cemetery.

 

Book, Bernice Book nee Biles

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 26, 2007

    Bernice Book, 87, Beallsville, died Sunday, February 25, 2007 in the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center.   She was born January 19, 1920 near Beallsville, a daughter of the late William and Blanche Pugh Biles. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Mellott Ridge.

    In addition to her parents, Bernice was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Leonard Biles and a sister, Ruth Moore.

    Surviving are husband of 65 years, Carl; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Marlene Book; two grandchildren, Melinda and Nathan Book, all of Jerusalem; two sisters, Katherine Fielding of Woodsfield and Gladys Brock of Zanesville.

    Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m.  Burial will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

 

Boston, Lela J. Boston nee VanDyne

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, December 24, 2007

BOSTON, Lela J., 100, of Armstrongs Mills, Ohio, died Saturday, December 22, 2007, in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Armstrongs Mills on January 23, 1907, a daughter of the late Hudson and Lucy Ellen Yocum VanDyne.

She was the former co-owner and operator of Boston's Store in Armstrongs Mills; and was a member of the Armstrongs Mills United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, Lela was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Boston; a daughter, Dorothy Jean Goddard; sons, Starling Boston and Earl Boston; a grandson, Michael Goddard; great-grand daughters, Cara Goddard Baker and Tammy Milhoan; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Boston; and ten brothers and sisters.

She is survived by a son, Burl "Dozer" (Billie) Boston of Massillon, Ohio; a son-in-law, Glenn "Jim" Goddard of Armstrongs Mills; daughters-in-law, Ruth Boston of Armstrongs Mills and Gladys Boston of Canton, Ohio; grandchildren, Juanita (Dave) Milhoan of Canton, Bonnie (Fred) Angel of San Antonio, Texas, Starling "Junior" (Dee) Boston of Jacobsburg, Ed (Zelda) Boston of Beallsville, Monica Boston of St. Clairsville, Glenn "Butch" (Alice) Goddard of Beallsville, Dennis (Missy) Goddard of Centerville and Michelle (Doug) Chovan of Massillon; 18 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home, Jacobsburg, Ohio on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., with Pastors Michelle Lucarelli and Darla Schnegg officiating.

Burial will follow in the Armstrong Cemetery.

 

Bradfield, Melvina B. Bradfield nee Burkey

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, December 8, 2007

SARDIS - Melvina B. Bradfield, 95, of Sardis died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at her home.

She was born May 21, 1912, in Sardis, a daughter of John Burkey and Ethel Bridgeman Burkey.

She was a former piano teacher, having studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

She was a member of the Sardis Church of Christ, a member of the Eastern Star 261, New Matamoras, White Shrine 12, Marietta, Amaranth 7, Sistersville, W.Va., and Rebekah Lodge 157, New Martinsville, W.Va. She worked many years for Job's Daughters.

She is survived by her son, John F. (Debbie) Bradfield of Sardis; grandchildren, Jill Bradfield, Shawn (Nancy) Bradfield, and Johnna Bradfield (friend, Matt Huggins); stepgrandchildren, Kris (Terry) McPeek, Sean (Paula) Treadway, Chad (Becky) Treadway, Kevin (Crystal) Hooker, and Jay (Tara) Hooker; four great-grandchildren; and 10 step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Merle E. Bradfield in 1993; and grandchild, Jan Bradfield.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Bradfield family residence, 37346 Muskingum St., Sardis, with Minister Donnie Joe Chapman officiating.

Burial will be in Valley Cemetery, Reno, Ohio.

Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the family residence.

Online condolences may be expressed at myersfuneralhomewv.com

 

Brannon, Dink Brannon

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 11, 2007

    Dink Brannon, 93, of the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Woodsfield, Ohio died Monday, June 11, 2007 at the center.  He was born at Ironsburg, Tennessee on January 7, 1914 a son of the late Marron Francis and Artie Carter Brannon.  He was a retired carpenter; a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ,

Woodsfield, Ohio and a member of the Carpenters Local #356, Marietta, Ohio.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Shell Brannon on March 15, 2005; one son, Edward Brannon; four brothers, Dave, George, Frank and Atle Brannon; eight sisters, Onie Curtis, Inez Blair, Ethel Jump, Rosie Smith, Tora Stewart, Bulah Wilson, Carrie Lemings and Loverine Brannon.

    Surviving are two daughters: Clara Mae (Gene) Carmichael of Riceville, Tennessee and Retha (Forrest) Cunningham of Pickerington, Ohio; five sons: Virgil (Shirley) Brannon of Amory, Mississippi, Tom Brannon of Brunswick, Georgia, Roy (Sharon) Brannon of Woodsfield, Ohio, Gale Brannon of Wapakoneta, Ohio and Dwight (Jo Ann) Brannon of Woodsfield, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday where funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. with Chuck Schultheisz officiating.  Friends then received at the Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, 111 Depot Street, Tellico Plains, Tennessee from 6-8 p.m. Saturday with services at 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Old Ironsburg Cemetery, Ironsburg, Tennessee.

 

Briggs, Geneva Ruth Briggs nee Peck

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, February 10, 2007

Geneva Ruth Briggs, 69, of 515 East Marietta Street, Woodsfield, Ohio died Friday, February 9, 2007 at her home. She was born at Piney Fork, Ohio on June 22, 1937 a daughter of the late Monroe Gillis and Margaret Nora West Peck.  Geneva was a retired cashier with 20 years of service at the former Woodsfield I.G.A. and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Woodsfield, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Delores Martin and four brothers, Robert, Bill, Ted and Eugene Peck.

Surviving are three daughters: Patricia L. Goding of New Martinsville, West Virginia, Janet S. Rinkes of Bethesda, Ohio and Kimberly A. (Donald) Schilling of Clarington, Ohio; two sons: Charles E. (Wanda) Briggs, Jr. of Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania and John K. (Robin) Briggs of Mentone, Indiana; five sisters: Jeanette Willis of West Liberty, Kentucky, Nora Nichols of Hannibal, Ohio, Betty Jane McVay of Powhatan Point, Ohio, Mary Lou Deaton of Dayton, Ohio and Naomi Jacklyn of Dayton, Ohio; two brothers: John Peck of Monroe, Michigan and Paul Douglas Peck of Dallas, Texas; ten grandchildren; several great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. with Anthony McSwords officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

 

Briggs, Marcella Genevieve Briggs nee Powell

Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, dated, February 13, 2007

ZANESVILLE - Marcella Genevieve Powell Briggs, 72, of Cambridge, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at OSU Ross Heart Center in Columbus, following a brief illness.  She was born Saturday, July 21, 1934, in Seneca Township, Monroe County, the daughter Howard and Mildred Farnsworth Powell. She was a member of Faith Community Free Methodist Church of Cambridge.

Marcella is survived by two daughters, Linda (Mark) Weaver and Donna (James) Lashley, both of Zanesville; two sons, Richard Stotts of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Roy G. (Tina) Stotts of Zanesville; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Cornell of Zanesville; one brother, Lonnie Powell of Quaker City.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Briggs, who died Nov. 1996; one great-granddaughter, Destiney Sherfy; two sisters, Bertha Curlutu and Darlene Powell; and six brothers, Lod, Joe, Denver, Leo, James and Andy Powell.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at The Hillis and Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Ave., where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, with Pastor Chuck McRobie officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Send a personal condolence note or sign the online register book at www.hillishardwickfh.com.

 

Briggs, Sarah Eileen Briggs nee Morris

Toothman Online Obituaries, St. Clairsville, Ohio, dated, January 13, 2007

Sarah Eileen Briggs, 81 of O.K. Road, Belmont, Ohio died Friday, January 12, 2007 at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling.

She was born April 2, 1925 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Arthur Morris and Estella Heil Morris.

She was a former employee of Sam's Club in St. Clairsville and Valley Vending at Belmont Technical College. She was also a former employee of Ashland Rubber and National Latex in Ashland, Ohio.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Briggs, Sr.; a sister, Emily Griffith Kuhn; two half brothers, Jim and Bill.

Surviving are five sons, Floyd Jr. of Belmont, David of Marengo, Ohio, Mick of Ashland, Ohio, Steve of Hobe Sound, Florida and Scott of St. Clairsville; two brothers, Art (Rilla) Morris of Perrysville, Ohio and Tom Morris of Davenport, Florida; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville on Sunday from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Homer Harden officiating. Burial follows in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

 

Brinksneader, Benjamin Brinksneader

Source:  The Evansville [Indiana] Courier & Press; Saturday, November 24, 2007

        TELL CITY - Benjamin Brinksneader, 71, died Nov. 22, 2007, at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

        He was retired from the Tell City Fire Department and Street Department and an Army veteran.

        Surviving are wife, Alvina; daughter, Yvonne Adams; sons, Randy and Kevin; brothers, Vernon and Marvin; sisters, Virginia Ramsey, Shirley Garrett and Marilyn Lawson; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

        Services 2 p.m. Sunday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home, burial in St. Mary Cemetery, with military rites. Visitation 2 to 8 p.m. today and noon to service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Brock, Mary L. Brock nee Thornberry

The Intelligencer, Wheeling, W.Va., dated, April 3, 2007

BROCK, Mary L., 99, of Canton, Ohio, died Sunday, April 1, 2007 in the Canton Christian Home following a brief illness.  She was born February 10, 1908 in Beallsville, to the late James R. and Evalena Stidd Thornberry.  Mary had been a Canton area resident since 1952 and retired from W.T. Grant Company in 1962.  She was a member of North Industry Christian Church, where she was a member of the Gleaners Class and the Leisurelees. She was also a member of the Greater Canton Retirees.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ivan Thornberry; her husband, Ernest Brock in 1992; and a son, E. William Brock, Jr.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn and John Hamilton and Doris and Fred Baker, all of Beallsville; a daughter-in-law, Janet Brock of N. Canton; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Wednesday 4-6 p.m. at the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Avenue, Canton.  Additional visitation Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Beallsville with Wayne Clark officiating. Interment in Beallsville Cemetery.  Condolences or fond memories may be sent online to www.sandersfuneralhomes.com   Memorial contributions may be made to the Beallsville First Christian Church, P.O. Box C, Beallsville, OH 43716.

 

Brown, Charles E. Brown

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, October 26, 2007

    BROWN, Charles E. Jr., 69, of Beallsville, Ohio, died Thursday, October 25, 2007, in Barnesville Health Care Center.  Charles was born January 28, 1938, in Key Ridge, a son of the late Charles E. Brown Sr. and Edna Merle Turl Brown.  Charles worked with the Karl Kimmerling Tree Service, and retired from Ohio Valley Paving.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Brown.

    Surviving are sons, Matt (Faith) Brown of Beallsville, and Jeff (Debra) Brown of Belmont, Ohio; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Andrews of Hendrysburg, Ohio; and brothers, Donald Brown of Beallsville, Jim Brown of New Castle, and John Brown of Columbus, Ohio.

    Friends will be received Saturday 6-8 p.m., at Kelly- Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 322 North Main St., Bethesda, OH, where services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m.

 

Brown, Kenda Kay Brown nee Arnott

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, November 27, 2007

NEW MATAMORAS - Kenda Kay Brown, 58, of Archers Fork Road, New Matamoras, died at 2:25 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 25, 2007) at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

She was born Sept. 6, 1949, in Racine, Ohio, to the late John Otis and Ellen Foreman Arnott. She was a member of Marietta Moose Lodge 1823 Women of the Moose.

On Jan. 24, 1976, she married Robert W. Brown in Newport, Ohio, who survives along with three daughters, Shelley Kendall (David) of New Matamoras, Shannon Brown (Brigitte) of Columbus, and Tonya Pelphrey of Williamstown; and one son, Justin Brown (Robin) of McConnelsville, Ohio. There are seven grandchildren, Dustin and Darrick Kendall, Kelsey and Macey Pelphrey, Austin and Katlin Brown, and Whitney Kelsey (Jared); two great-grandchildren, Kaiton and Cameron Kelsey; two sisters, Virginia Rees (Jim) of Racine, Ohio, and Lois Weaver of Jacksonville, Fla.; and best friend, Sharon Kearns of Racine, Ohio.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel, with the Rev. Gale Lauderman and Erin Curtis officiating, with burial to follow at Newport Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to hadleyfuneralhomes.com

 

Brown, Maxine Brown nee Lambert

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 10, 2007

Maxine Marie, 85, of Somerton, Ohio, died Sunday at OSU Hospital.

          She was born May 17, 1922, in Jerusalem, daughter of the late Thomas and Lona (Turner) Lambert.

She was a member of Somerton United Methodist Church; and was retired from the housekeeping department of Barnesville Hospital.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Reynolds; a brother,

Gene Lambert; and sisters, Marjorie Carter and Wilma Lambert.

Surviving are her grandson, Samuel E. Reynolds of Somerton; and her

two great-grand children, Brayden and Cayleigh Reynolds.

Graveside services Wednesday, 2 p.m., in Crestview Cemetery,

Barnesville, with the Rev. Tom Detling officiating.

Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St.,

Barnesville, OH, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Brown, Terry Brown

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, November 12, 2007

BROWN, Terry, 34, of Bellaire, Ohio, died Sunday, November 11, 2007, at his home. He was born December 27, 1972, in Barnesville, Ohio, a son of Larry and Sondra Riley Brown.  He was a member of the Bush Church of Christ; attended the Jerusalem Church of Christ; was a member of the Monroe County Horseman's Association; and was an employee of Krogers in St. Clairsville.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jay; and his grandparents, Floyd and Esther Brown.

Surviving, in addition to his parents of Jerusalem, are his wife, Bonnie McCoy Brown; stepchildren, David Otto, Stacy (Ed) Bradac, and Darek Otto; sisters, Tina (Scott) Clark of Jerusalem, and Jayda (Buck) Baker of Barnesville; grand- parents, Fred and Mary Lu West Riley of Beallsville and Geraldine Brown of Jerusalem; granddaughters, Tiffanie and Danielle Bradac; and nieces and nephews, Caitlin Brown, Josh Clark, Darren, Ryan, and Karlie Baker.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-9 p.m., at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., with Kim McFarland officiating.  Burial follows in Bush Cemetery, near Malaga.  Send condolences online to www.harperfh.net.

 

Brown, Virgil C. E. Brown

McVay Online Obituaries, Caldwell, Ohio, dated, August 2, 2007

Virgil C. E. Brown, age 85, of Ava, Ohio, died Wednesday, August 1,

2007, at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell.  He was born August 2, 1921, in Monroe County, Ohio, son of the late Chance and Cecelia Hoffer Brown.

He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the European Theatre of Operations. He was employed by the former Ava Brick Company for fifteen years, the Merry Stone Quarry, and he retired as a truck driver from the Noble County Highway Department.  He attended the former Clark's Chapel, and he enjoyed mowing and caring for his yard and driving his Monte Carlo and Jeep.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee

Brown, who died in 1996; one sister, Rith [sic-Ruth] Ritterbeck; and four brothers, Claude, Lester, Charles, and Ralph Brown.

Surviving are his wife, Edna Mae Everly Brown, whom he married March 19, 1946; his children, Diana M. (Scott) Davis of Belle Valley, Clayton E. (Jacqueline) Brown of Ava, Carol A. (Roger) Kirkbride of Pleasant City, Joyce D. (William) Hayes of Ava, and Becky L. (Herman) Yeagle of Caldwell; one sister, Betty Hashman of Kent; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Friends may call Friday, August 3, 2007, from 1-7PM at McVay-PerkinsFuneral Home, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be held Saturday, August 4th at 11AM with Pastor Bob James officiating.  Burial will follow at Halleys Ridge Cemetery, Ava.  Military graveside services will be conducted by the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations

 

Buck, Sandra Lou Ridgeway Buck nee Hunt

Hadley Online Obituaries, New Matamoas, Ohio, dated, April 2, 2007

Sandra Lou Hunt Ridgeway Buck, 63, of 307 Woodland Court Woodsfield, OH. died at her home Sunday April 1, 2007. She wa[sic-was] born to the late Theodore Wesley and Mary Lou Casto Hunt on September 19, 1944 at Owings, West Virginia. Sandy was a graduate of River High School class of 1962 and was a homemaker.

She is survived by two sons William Ridgeway Jr. of Salina, KS, and Glen Richard Ridgeway of Hillard, OH, one daughter Mary E. Buck of Marietta, OH. She has one grandson Gerald William Ridgeway and three granddaughters Erica Dawn, Rachel Nichole and Davee Ann Ridgeway. There are two sister Betty Robinson (Larry) of Duffy, OH and Nancy Langsdorf (Roger) of Antioch, OH. She has two brothers Jim Hunt of Clarington, OH and Ted Hunt of Sardis, OH.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands, William L. Ridgeway died August 30, 1978 and Gerald R. Buck who died January 21, 1988.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M. on Thursday April 5, 2007 at Hadley Funeral Home 700 Main St. New Matamoras, OH, with Rev. Frank Conley officiating and burial to follow in Matamoras Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 on Wednesday April 4, 2007 at the funeral home.

 

Bucy, Gerald Lee Bucy

Source:  The Vindicator [Youngstown, Ohio]; 11 Dec 2007

Gerald Lee Bucy, 67

        COLUMBUS – Gerald Lee Bucy, 67, died Saturday, Dec. 8, in Columbus. He was affectionately known as “Gill,” “Jerry, or “G” to his family and close friends.

        He was born May 17, 1940 in Pike County and he graduated from Unioto High School in Chillicothe.

        He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during both the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, as a Machinist Mate 2 aboard the USS Cony, DD-508.

        When he returned to Ohio, he married Nancy Ann Myers of Georgesville on March 5, 1965 and together, they had four children and five grandchildren.

        Gerald retired from both Westinghouse and General Motors (Fisher Body) located on the west side of Columbus. He was a member of both the UAW and IBEW. He was never one to spend retirement sitting down, so he continued to assist the staff of ELW Company which brought him much enjoyment.

        His parents, Charles and Theda, preceded him in death.

        He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of 42 years; son, David Michael Bucy and wife, Michelle of Pickerington; daughter, Laura Ann and Janine Aquino Bucy of Worthington; son, Jason Kenneth Bucy of San Francisco; daughter, Becky J. Crosby of Blacklick; and grandchildren, Charlotte and Abigail Bucy, Olivia, Owen and Ashley Crosby.

        Also surviving are four brothers and two sisters, Kenneth Bucy and wife, Sarah of Orient, Dale Bucy and wife, Anne of Silver Springs, Steven Bucy and Michael Bucy, both of Warren, Juanita Tate of Statesville, N.C. and Janice K. Rosen of Warren; 13 nieces and nephews, living in both Ohio and North Carolina; and special friends and family including, Dorothy and Donnie (Lucy) Borders, Dick (Sharon) Rowe, Dave (Juanita) Pratt, Mike (Mary) Kelley, Ron ( Marilyn) Schellhaus, and the entire staff of ELW Co. in Grove City.

        Our dad was a truly wonderful individual who was well known and loved by many in Georgesville, West Jefferson, Grove City and throughout Columbus. Gerald never met a stranger. All who met and knew him were aware of how special he was. He will be greatly missed by his wife, sons, daughters, young grandchildren, and his many friends.

        Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Rader McDonald Funeral Home, West Jefferson, with remarks by oldest son David M. Bucy.

        Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Georgesville.

        Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly, Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Rader McDonald Funeral Home.

 

Bunfill, Dorothy Bunfill nee Davis

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 22, 2007

    Dorothy E., 71, of Somerton, Ohio, died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at her

home.

    She was born December 3, 1935 in Somerton, daughter of the late William and Golda (Saffell) Davis.

    She was a homemaker; a member of the Somerton United Methodist Church; and also attended the Beallsville Church of God.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,

Donald C. Bunfill; one sister, Betty Phillips; and five brothers, Merle,

Melvin, Marvin "Bud," Ralph, and Hillis "Skeeter" Davis.

    She is survived by three daughters, Donna Sue (Rick) Clark of Somerton,

Diane (Ron) Shriver of Beallsville and Deana (Eric) Perkins of Somerton;

companion, Robert "Bob" Betts of Somerton; two brothers, Stanley (Deb) Davis of Woodsfield and Roger (Jean) Davis of Cadiz; two sisters, Inez (Robert) Vorhees of Somerton and Vivian "Sis" (Stan) Rorrer of Diamond, Ohio; six grandchildren, and one great- grandson.

    Visitation Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Campbell- Plumly-Milburn

Funeral Home 319 N. Chestnut Street, Barnesville, Ohio, where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rusty Atkinson officiating.

    Burial will follow in Somerton Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Guernsey.

 

Burbacher, Joseph Burbacher

Chandler Online Obituaries, Summerfield, Ohio, dated, October 25, 2007

His Legacy…Joseph Burbacher, age 76, of Summerfield, passed away Wednesday (October 24, 2007) at the Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell.  Joseph was born January 12, 1931 in Summerfield, OH a son of the late Ralph and Bertha Allen Burbacher.  Joseph was a Graduate of the Summerfield High School and the Lincoln School of Welding in Cleveland, OH. He served and protected his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving from 1951 to 1955 aboard the USS Nereus stationed at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor. He achieved the rank of 2nd Class Metal Smith. Following his service he returned to Summerfield, where he lived out his life with his loving family. He was a welder for Sidwell Brothers Inc. where he retired from in 1992. He was a member of Olive Lodge # 210 F. & A.M., Summerfield American Legion Post # 415, Life Member of the Caldwell VFW Post #4721, Seneca Sportsman's Club, United Mine Workers Local #1604, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local #356 in Marietta.

      His Family... Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Nancy Stoehr Burbacher of the home, whom he married May 6, 1961; Daughter Julia (Jon) Blake of Zanesville, OH and Son Alan (Rochelle) Burbacher of Eustis, FL; Five Grandchildren Jason and Kristin Blake, Ashley, J.E. and Douglas Burbacher. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

      In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a Brother Glen Burbacher; Three Sisters Lois Reed, Grace Moore and Betty Clark; Step-Grandson Ryan Delvaney.

      His Farewell Service... Friends will be received Sunday (October 28, 2007) anytime with the family present from 2 to 8 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, Ohio 43724, where the Olive Lodge #210 F. & A.M. will conduct services at 6:30 pm. Funeral Services will be held Monday at 11:00 am in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Love officiating. Burial will follow in Eastern Cemetery, where the Noble County Veteran Service Organizations will conduct military graveside honors.  You may share a fond memory of Joseph by signing our online guestbook or by calling (740) 732-1311.

 

Burden, Shawn Scott Burden

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 16, 2007

    Shawn Scott Burden age 43 of Woodsfield, Ohio formerly of Goose Creek, South Carolina died Tuesday January 16, 2007 at the Monroe County Care Center Woodsfield, Ohio. He was born December 28, 1963 at Wooster, Ohio a son of Tim & Dolly Piatt Burden of Woodsfield, Ohio and the late JoAnn Johnson Burden.

    He graduated from West Holmes High School, & served in the United States Navy for 5 years. He was employed by JW Aluminum in South Carolina as a Maintenance Supervisor for 17 years, and was a member of the Light House of Faith of Lore City, Ohio.

    He is survived by his parents Tim & Dolly Piatt Burden of Woodsfield, Ohio, 1 son: Corey Scott Burden - Cottageville, South Carolina, 1 daughter: Tia Burden - Cottageville, South Carolina, 2 sisters: Kathy (James) King - Fort Worth, Texas, Teresa (Noel) Jones - Fort Worth, Texas,

    Friends will be received from 12 Noon until time of service at 2 p.m.

Saturday January 20, 2007 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Burgbacher, Francis S. Burbacher

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated March 15, 2007

Francis S. Burgbacher, 87, died March 7, 2007, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.

He retired from the federal government after 28 years at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Surviving are his wife, Emogene Burgbacher of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Buryl Alloway Burgbacher; a son, Steven; and brother, Paul.

Graveside services were held March 12 at Beall Memorial Cemetery.

You may share memories and condolences at  www.EmeraldCoastFuneralHome.com

 

Burkhart, Albert Burkhart

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, September 27, 2007

    BURKHART, Albert, 91, of Beallsville, Ohio, died Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at his home.  He was born June 17, 1916, near Jacobsburg, a son of the late Grover and Lena Fraley Burkhart.  He was a member of the Church of Christ, Jacobsburg; and a retired employee of The Ormet Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio.

    In addition to his parents, Albert was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Perkins Burkhart; a brother, Grover; two sisters, Mona Kurth and Mary Mae VanDyne.

    Surviving are seven children, Charles of Woodsfield, Linda Walter of Cambridge, Betty Gramlich of Jerusalem, Emma Caldwell and Carol Coss, both of Beallsville, Barbara Parr of Lewisville, and Deborah Chaplin of Woodsfield; two brothers, Donald Burkhart of Marietta and Glen Burkhart of Texas; twin sisters, Beth Arman and Ruth Bott, both of Marietta; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

    Friends may call Friday from 2-8 p.m., at the Harper Funeral Home, Beallsville, where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.  Burial follows in Beallsville Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jacobsburg Church of Christ.

 

Burton, Marvin A. Burton

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 18, 2007

        Marvin Addison Burton, 78, New Martinsville, died Jan. 13, 2007, in Wetzel County Hospital. He was born Oct. 1, 1928, in Procter, W.Va., a son of the late Wilson and Winnie Beatrice Butlet Burton. Friends were received Jan. 15, at Iams Funeral Home, New Martinsville, where funeral services were held Jan. 16, with Rev.Mike Atkinson officiating, with full military and Masonic services.

 

Butters, John "Joe" Butters

Source:  The Gazette [Cedar Rapids-Iowa City, Iowa]  - Tuesday, July 10, 2007

        John "Joe" Butters, 81, of Independence, died Sunday, July 8, 2007, in his summer home in rural Independence following a long illness. Funeral services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, by the Rev. Aloysius Vorwald. Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 tonight and 9 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home, where a military service begins at 7 tonight.

        Survivors include his wife, Doris; six daughters, Karen Dubbeld of Warsaw, Ind., Dawn Meek and Phyllis Decker, both of Independence, Pam Walker of Oelwein, Jacquie Heinz of Jesup and Barb Trower of Bakersfield, Calif.; two sons, Bruce Butters of Independence and Donald Trower of Bakersfield, Calif.; and a brother, Felix Butters of Independence.

        Also surviving are 22 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

        Online memorials may be left at www.reifffuneralhome.com under obituaries.

 

Byrum, Wilma J. “Anita” Byrum

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 10, 2007

            NEW MATAMORAS - Wilma J. "Anita" Byrum, 85, of Park Avenue, New Matamoras, died at 8:10 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 8, 2007) at her home.

            She was born July 28, 1921, in Newport, a daughter of Myrtle Bush and stepfather, George Winded. She had held various jobs in this area.  Anita was married to Bill Byrum who passed away in 1984.

She is survived by her companion and caregiver, Delvin J. Merriner; half sister, Novella Millison of Humbolt, Kan.; half brother, John Evans of Parkersburg;

and several cousins, one niece, and two nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Newport Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Sunday until the hour of the services.

 

Carpenter, Dale C. Carpenter

Watter's Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 5, 2007

Dale C. Carpenter, 70, of 3362 Lynn Drive, Zanesville, Ohio (formerly of Summerfield, Ohio) died Saturday, August 4, 2007 at his home.

He was born near Lewisville, Ohio on July 11, 1937 a son of the late

Alfred D. and Verna Wehr Carpenter.

He was a 1955 graduate of the former Lewisville High School, Lewisville, Ohio; a retired employee of the former Conalco Corporation, Hannibal, Ohio; a member of the Hartshorn Ridge Church of Christ near Graysville, Ohio; a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Woodsfield, Ohio; a social member of the V.F.W. Post 5303, Woodsfield, Ohio and a former member of the Summerfield Volunteer Fire Department, Summerfield, Ohio.

Surviving are five sons: Ryan Dale Carpenter of Cambridge, Ohio, Kurt Carpenter of Westerville, Ohio, Jeffrey Armstrong of Columbus, Ohio, Tony Hanes of Florida and Travis Carpenter of Florida; one sister: Sandy Bates of Woodsfield, Ohio; several grandchildren.

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

Carlos Carpenter.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 2:00

p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2007 at the Calais Cemetery, Calais, Ohio with

Frank Love officiating.

Arrangements by Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, 202 Main Street,

Summerfield, Ohio

 

Carpenter, Florence A. Carpenter nee Clift

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 16, 2007

Florence A. Carpenter, 88, of Barnesville, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 at the Barnesville Health Care Center. She was born Oct. 26, 1918 at Boston, Ohio, daughter of the late Oliver and Maude (Knox) Clift.  She was a member of the Boston Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Carpenter (1969); a daughter, Patsy Froehlich; and four brothers, Everett, William, Earnest and Oliver Clift.

Surviving are a son, Irvin (Bonnie) Carpenter of Barnesville; daughter, Betty (John) VanFossen of Barberton; two sisters, Juanita Landefeld and Leanna Reimenschneider of Woodsfield; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Visitation, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, with services at 11 a.m., Saturday, at Campbell Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio. Burial in Southern Cemetery.

 

Carpenter, Lloyd N. Carpenter

Mansfield News Journal, Mansfield, Ohio, dated, November 7, 2007

ALBION -- Lloyd N. Carpenter, 84, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at home. He was born Oct. 3, 1923, in Woodsfield, the son of Nelson and Zelma Carpenter Carpenter.  He retired in 1988 from U-Brand Corp after 42 years. He was a charter member of Jackson Grange where he served as a past master, Ashland Eagles and (IAM) International Assn. of Machinist. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, fishing and gardening.

Survived by five children, Gloria Carpenter of Mansfield, Gary Carpenter (Sandi Sloan) of Ashland, Michael (Carol) Carpenter of Lodi, Rebecca (Roger) Parsons of West Salem and Roberta Carpenter of Mansfield; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth (Doris) Carpenter of Bailey Lakes, Gordon (Molly) Carpenter of Barnesville and Norman (Evelyn) Carpenter of Jensen Beach, Fla.

His parents; first wife, Margaret who died in 1981; his second wife, Lola who died in 2001; and four brothers, William, John, Virgil and Leonard

Carpenter died previously.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at Matteson Funeral Home, West Salem, conducted by Pastor Layton Broome. Visitation will be Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial in Albion Cemetery.  Memorials may be given to Polk Fire & Rescue Dept., 200 East E. Congress St., Polk, Ohio 44866; or Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, Ohio 44805.

 

Carpenter, Rhoda D. Carpenter nee Delong

McVey Online Obituaries, Caldwell, Ohio, dated, November 28, 2007

        Rhoda D. Carpenter, age 47, of Lewisville, Ohio, died Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born March 15, 1960, in Cambridge, Ohio, daughter of the late Cletis and Margaret Carpenter Delong.  She was a 1978 graduate of Shenandoah High School, where she was a member of the Zeps Marching Band and the drama club.

She also graduated as a licensed practical nurse from Belmont Technical College, and she received her registered nurse degree from Regents University in New York. She had been employed as an RN by SEORMC in Cambridge, Marietta Memorial Hospital, and she worked in various programs at the Noble County Health Department, with the most recent being case manager for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Project.  She was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, and a former board member for the Appalachian Quarter Horse Association.  She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Belle Valley.

           In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, Sam Delong; and one nephew, Jamey Hall.

           Surviving are her husband, Mark Carpenter, whom she married October 10, 1987; one son, Damen Carpenter and one daughter, Alex Carpenter, both of the home; two sisters, Kay (Fred) Housley of Wolf Run and Becky (Steve) Hall of Summerfield; one brother, Dan (Sandy) Delong of Queensland, Australia; and several nieces and nephews, including special caregivers Jodi Hall of Bay Village and Keith Delong, RN, of Lexington, Kentucky, who provided many hours of loving care.

           Friends may call Thursday, November 29, 2007, from 2-9PM at

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell.  The funeral service will be held Friday, November 30th at 11AM at Faith Baptist Church in Belle Valley with Pastors Phil Golden and Jay Loucks officiating. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery, Calais.  The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Strecker Cancer Center, 401 Matthew Street,

Marietta, Ohio 45750.

 

Castello, Gary B. ‘Heavy’ Castello

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 15, 2007

Gary B. (Heavy) Castello, 55, of Bethesda, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He was born Dec. 7, 1951 in Barnesville, Ohio, a son of Shirley Phillips Castello Laughlin and the late Bernard Castello.  Heavy worked with CAM Ohio of Cadiz, a member of the Hendrysburg United Methodist Church. He was an avid Steeler fan, a loving companion, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Surviving in addition to his mother and stepfather, Shirley and Gene Laughlin, of Winterset, Ohio, are his loving companion, Margaret Starr, children: Gara Beth Rogers of Woodsfield, Danielle Castello of Hendrysburg, Kenneth Castello of Shadyside, Gary Castello of Byesville, Matthew Castello of Hendrysburg, Doty, Kimberly, Dalton, Justin and Austin Starr of Speidel; eight grandchildren and one great- grandchild; sisters, Judy Arnold and Joyce Toohey, both of Barnesville, Karen Yockey of Quaker City, Candy Lucas of Barnesville, Pam Jeffers of St. Clairsville, Lori Castello of Flushing; brothers, David Castello of Bethesda, Bernard Castello Jr., of Maynard and Phillip Castello of Bethesda.

Friends will be received Friday, 3 to 9 p.m., at Kelly- Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 322 North Main St., Bethesda, Ohio and Saturday, 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Thomas Detling officiating.  Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda, Ohio.

 

Chaney, Clifford “ Chauncey” Chaney

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, November 22, 2007

NEW MATAMORAS - Clifford "Chauncey" Chaney, 79, of Pryor Glass Road, New Matamoras, Ohio, died Wednesday (Nov. 21, 2007) at his home.

He was born June 23, 1928, in Wellsburg, W.Va., the son of the late Jesse and Bertha J. Hackathorn Chaney.

He was a supervisor with Koppers Co. in Pittsburgh, Pa.; a member of Salem Hall United Methodist Church in New Matamoras; a member of the Masonic Temple 691 F&AM in Steubenville, Ohio; VFW 6387 in New Matamoras; American Legion Post 557 of Wintersville, Ohio; and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph E. Chaney; and a stepbrother, Thurman Campbell.

Survivors include his wife, Ina L. Hall Chaney; a sister-in-law, Ellen

Witschey of New Matamoras; three nephews and three great-nephews.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 751 Third St., New Martinsville, W.Va., where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Michael Webber officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, New Martinsville, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 122 S. High St., Morgantown, W.Va. 26501.

 

Christman, Arlene G. Christman, nee Crum

Source:  Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - Sunday, December 9, 2007
        Arlene G. Christman , 81, of Akron, passed away December 8, 2007 at her residence.
        She was born July 4, 1926 in Woodsfield, Ohio to the late Urban and Eloise Crum and resided in Akron for over 50 years. Arlene was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Akron and was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by her sister, Bernadine Burkhart. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John Christman of Akron; daughter, Donna Kinser (Harry) of Opelika, Ala.; son, Nelson Christman (Linda) of Tallmadge; grandchildren, Elaine Penn (Larry) of Uniontown, Michael Kinser (Amber) of Auburn, Ala., Jason Kinser of Opelika, Ala., Jennifer Christman (Roy) of Akron, John Christman (Sarah) of Tallmadge and Jill Wegner (Jonathan) of Tallmadge; great-grandchildren, Trevor Potts of N.C., Chandler McCoy of Auburn, Ala., Malorie Bates of Akron, Cale Kinser of Auburn, Ala., Ally Kinser of Opelika, Ala. and Joshua Wegner of Tallmadge; brothers, Donald Crum (Bonnie) of Tallmadge and Clarence Crum (Opal) of Woodsfield; brother-in-law, John Burkhart of Rittman; special close friends, Ann Drechsler and Phyllis Joel.
        Calling hours will be Monday from 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 N. Canton Rd., Akron where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Jay Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Park. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.NewcomerFamily.com NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 330-784-3334 .

 

Christman, Gerald L. Christman

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 12, 2007

Gerald L. Christman, 63, of 206 N. 4th Street, Woodsfield, Ohio died Sunday, November 11, 2007 in the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, West Virginia. He was born near Woodsfield, Ohio on February 8, 1944 a son of the late Walter and Zelda Smith Christman.  He was owner/operator of Christman Quarry near Lewisville, Ohio since 1976 and was a co-owner of D-K Mini Storage, Woodsfield, Ohio. He was a member of the Ohio State Trapshooting Association where he was a member of the Hall of Fame. In 1990 he was a Grand American Clay Target Champion and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Surviving are his wife, Beryl Weddle Christman whom he married on August 2, 1964; one daughter: Kathy (Darren) Dimmerling of Woodsfield, Ohio; two grandsons: Brett and Tye Dimmerling of Woodsfield, Ohio.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2007 with Keith Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Christman, Howard O, Christman

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 2, 2007

Howard O. Christman, 100, of, Lewisville, Ohio died, August 1, 2007

He was born at Calais, Ohio on August 23, 1906 a son of the late John

and Clara Ackerman Christman.

He was a 1926 graduate of the former Batesville High School,

Batesville, Ohio; a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the former

Seneca Valley Church of Christ, Calais, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,

Hazel Stephen Christman on October 9, 1976; three brothers, Gilbert, Lee and Herbert Christman; an infant brother, Lester Christman; one sister, Esta

Burkhart; a grandson, Larry Stephen Christman.

Surviving are one daughter: Judy (Donald) Kilburn of Lewisville, Ohio; two sons: Larry (Barbara) Christman of Lewisville, Ohio, Neil Christman and his fiancé Jana Phillips of Lewisville, Ohio; three sisters: Helen Starr of Gahanna, Ohio, Mary Hayes of Quaker City, Ohio and Cleo Carpenter of Lewisville, Ohio; three sisters-in-law: Eleanor Christman of Summerfield, Ohio, Margaret Christman of Quaker City, Ohio and Lois Stephen of Malaga, Ohio; nine grandchildren: Kim (Bonnie) Kilburn, Stephen Kilburn, Amber (Tom) Ramage, Blake (Sandy) Kilburn, Aaron (Stacey) Kilburn, Troy (Sue) Christman, Tracey (Bud) Haney, Tonya (Brad) Balch and Travis (Angie) Christman; 21great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State

Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2007 with Pastor Travis Christman and Frank Love officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Christman, Vernon H. Christman

Source:  The Mansfield [Ohio[ News Journal; 11 Nov 2007

        ASHLAND -- Vernon H. Christman, 86, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Crystal Care Center of Ashland.

        Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, with interment at Ashland Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services.

        Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Dr., Ashland, OH 44805.

BELOW IS A SECOND OBITUARY

Vernon H. Christman

Source:  The Ashland [Ohio] Times Gazette; 10 Nov 2007

1921-2007

Vernon  H.  Christman,  86,  co-owner  of   Harold  Motors  Co.

        Vernon H. Christman, 86, of Ashland, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 at Crystal Care Center of Ashland.  On Oct. 6. 1921, in Woodsfield, Mr. Christman was born to Samuel and Maggie (Goodbalet)* Christman.

        He had been a resident of Ashland County most his life.  Mr. Christman was formerly employed at Westinghouse before being in sales and co-owner at Harold Motors Co.  He was a member of Church of Christ.

        On Oct. 21, 1946, Mr. Christman married Velma Haas, who survives.  Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Bob Kapps of Columbus; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry L., and Sandi Christman of Reno, Nev.; four grandchildren; one brother, Frank Christman of Woodsfield; and a sister, Edna Long of Batesville.

        Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, with Pastors Don Highman and Jeff Slater.  Interment will be at Ashland Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at the funeral home and one hour before services on Monday.

        The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, Ohio  44805.

*Submitter's Note:  On most records this name is seen spelled as GOODBALLET.

 

Chupp, Melvin Chupp

Source:  Newspaper Clipping; Dec 2007;  [photo]

        SHREVE--Melvin J. Chupp, 76, of Shreve, formerly of Trail, died Sunday, Dec. 2., 2007, at Wooster Community Hospital.

        Services will be Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. at Butler-Varns Funeral Home, Sugarcreek, with the Rev. Rick Trumbo officiating.  Burial will be in Grace Mennonite Church Cemetery.

        Friends may call Friday, Dec. 7, from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

        Memorial contributions may be made to Shreve Calvary Baptist Church.

        He was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Yoder, Kansas, to Joseph and Lizzie (Stutzman) Chupp and married Edna L. Miller on Jan. 1, 1953.  She died Aug. 1, 1989.  He then married Milinda Kay "Lynn" Snyder on Dec. 15, 1990.  She survives.

        He was a longtime employee of Holmes By Products near Trail.

        He was a member of Shreve Calvary Baptist Church and a former member of Countryside Chapel in Sugarcreek.  He was a member of the Killbuck Radio Club.

        Surviving in addition to his wife are seven children and three stepchildren, Susie (Gary) Swinehart of Fredericksburg, Amos (Angie) Chupp of Berlin, Paul Chupp of Youngstown, Calvin (Belinda) Chupp of Beach City, Alvin (Joyce) Chupp of Baltic, Floyd (Valerie) Chupp of Akron, Joyce Chupp of Strasburg, Rogert (Pat) Gorfi of Dayton, Buffy (Kevin) Kent of Wooster and Andrew Gorfi of Apple Creek; 21 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Emanuel (Nettie) Chupp and Noah (Bena) Chupp, both of Sarasota, Fla., and Ervin (Marjorie) Chupp of Fairplay, S.C.; and two sisters, Gertie Chupp of Kalona, Iowa, and Tillie (Wayne) Schrock of Middlebury, Ind.

        In addition to his first wife, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Fanny Chupp and Mary Schwartz, and two brothers, Herman and Amos Chupp.

 

Circosta, Geraldine Elizabeth Circosta nee Mitchell

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, August 16, 2007

    CIRCOSTA, Geraldine Elizabeth "Jeri," 86, Shadyside, Ohio, died Wednesday, August 14, 2007, in Shadyside Care Center.  Jeri was born January 2, 1921, in Bellaire, Ohio, the daughter of the late George J. and Agnes Graham Mitchell.  She was a Christian by faith.

    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John J. Mitchell; and a sister, Catherine Wiggins.

    Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Frank Circosta; three sons, James and his wife, Barbara Circosta of Barnesville, Ohio, Jay and his wife, Donna

Circosta of Woodsfield, Ohio, and Robert "Bob" Circosta of Clearwater, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Stio, Craig Circosta, Jayne Vinskovich, Susan Snively, Michael Circosta, Christopher Circosta, and Angela Circosta; four great-grandchildren, Sophia, Trevor, Matison, and Jayke; and several nieces and nephews.

    There will be no visitation, services will be at the convenience of the family.  Interment will be in Powhatan Cemetery, Powhatan Point, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Shadyside Care Center, c/o Activities Department, 60583 State Rt. 7, Shadyside, OH 43947 or Valley Hospice, 132 Peters Run Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.  Arrangements by Bauk necht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, OH 43947.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www. altmeyer.com.

 

Claus, Wilburt Walter Claus

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 23, 2007

    Wilburt Walter Claus, 89, of 33101 Christman Ridge Road, Lewisville, Ohio died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007 at the Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell, Ohio.  He was born near Lewisville, Ohio on May 7, 1917 a son of the late Walter C. and Lydia Kilburn Claus. He attended the Barnhart and Lewisville School; was a retired farmer, school bus driver and serviced gas wells in the area. He was a member of the Trinity United Church of Christ near Lewisville, Ohio and was a United States Navy veteran, having served in Hawaii during World War II. After he retired and could no longer do outside work, Wilburt enjoyed piecing and quilting quilts.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Freda Claus; one sister, Grace (Ralph) Jones; and aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.

    Surviving are his wife, Beryl Christman Claus, whom he married on Sept. 20, 1947; three sons: Roger (Phyllis) Claus of Lewisville; Dale (Susanne) Claus of Columbus, Ohio; and Ray (Deborah) Claus of Plainfield, Ind.; one sister, Evelyn (Charles E.) Reed; one brother-in-law: Paul (Marie) Christman; six grandchildren: Russell (Natalie) Claus, Andrew Claus, Ryan Claus, Benjamin Claus, Aaron Claus and Capt. Pamela Claus of the United States Air Force; one great-grandson: Nicholas Claus; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday.  Friends then received at the Trinity United Church of Christ, near Lewisville, Ohio, from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m., Thursday, with the Rev. Karen Binford officiating. Burial will follow in the Middle Church Cemetery near Lewisville, with military funeral services.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ, 47354 Lewisville Northern Road, Lewisville, Ohio 43754 or to the Middle Church Cemetery Association, c/o Kristal Kahrig, 50381 Lewisville Northern Road, Lewisville, Ohio 43754.

 

Cleveland, Lola E. Cleveland nee Hines

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, June 7, 2007

    Lola E. Cleveland age 74 of Lewisville, Ohio died Wednesday June 6, 2007. She was born in Franklin Township on September 19, 1932, a daughter of the late William T. Hines and Mabel Highman Hines.  She was a Baptist by faith.

    Proceeded in death by her husband Ollie B. Cleveland - 2005.

    She is survived by: 2 sons: Ricky Cleveland - Kountze, Texas Joe Cleveland - Lewisville, Ohio 1 daughter: Shirley Weyrick - Lewisville, Ohio 1 Brother: Leland D. Hines of Cambridge, Ohio 4 sisters: Betty Larrick of Cambridge, Ohio Rosie Robinson of Woodsfield, Ohio Darlene Taylor of Woodsfield, Ohio Mary Lou Lindamood of Miltonsburg, Ohio 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her family.

    Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Ohio. Bauer Turner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be express online at www.bauerturner.com

 

Cline, Eileen M. Cline nee Ricer

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 27, 2007

Eileen M. Cline age 74 of Graysville, Ohio died Monday November 26, 2007 at her home. She was born in Woodsfield, Ohio Jan. 20, 1933 a daughter of the late James Frank Ricer and Carol D. Briggs Ricer.

She was a homemaker.

Preceded in death by 1 brother and 1 sister.

She is survived by her husband: Eugene H. Cline of Graysville, Ohio, 3 daughters: Toni C. Sponsler and her husband Douglas - Perrysville, Ohio, Connie J. Cline - Graysville, Ohio, Bonnie L. Cline and her future son-in-law Mark Workman - Graysville, Ohio, 1 brother: James R. Ricer - Ashland, Ohio, 2 sisters: Rosemary Ricer - Ashland, Ohio, Dorothy Porter - West Virginia, 6 grandchildren, & 16 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from (2-4) & (7-9) p.m. Thursday at

the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where

services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday November 30, 2007 with Minister

Charles Schultheisz officiating.

 Interment in the Cline family cemetery Graysville, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eugene Cline Family 36531 CR 12, Graysville, Ohio 45734.

 

Cline, Norma Arabelle Cline nee Williams

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, September 4, 2007

Norma Arbelle Cline, 77, of Marietta, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 4, 2007) at Castle Nursing Home in Millersburg, Ohio, where she had been a resident since April.  Norma was born Sept. 11, 1929, in Noble County, Ohio, to Clyde Williams and Florence Ball Williams, both of whom preceded her in death.  Norma graduated from Elk Local Schools at Harriettsville, Ohio, in 1949. She was a member of Pinehurst Christian Church. She enjoyed cooking and being involved with her Homemakers Club. Norma worked for a short period of time as a cook at Bethel Grade School at Marr, Ohio.  On June 4, 1960, she married Harry D. Cline of Graysville who also preceded her in death in 1975.

Norma is survived by two brothers, Gerald Williams of Lower Salem, Ohio, and Mark Williams of Marietta. She is also survived by several sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.

In addition to her parents and husband, Norma was preceded in death by one sister, Marjorie (Marie) Williams Harper; and six brothers, Franklin Williams, James Williams, Dale Williams, Rayfield Williams, Walton Williams and Charles Williams.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Tunnel Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until the hour of the service.

 

Cline, Ricky Gene Cline

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, October 12, 2007

    CLINE, Ricky Gene, 41, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Duffy, Ohio, died September 28, 2007, at his home.  He was born June 7, 1966 in New Martinsville, W.Va., and is the son of Luther Gene and Linda Kay (Gehring) Cline of Duffy. He was a Protestant by faith. He attended River High School and graduated in 1984. Ricky also received his Associate of Arts degree in Business Management from Ohio University Eastern. He was a flight attendant for Delta Airlines for 17 years, and throughout that time he was given the opportunity to see so many different areas of the world. He loved traveling and meeting new people.

    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Chester and Lavina (Potts) Gehring of Duffy and Lorraine Elizabeth (Lisk) Cline of New Matamoras; also his great-grandparents, Walter and Elizabeth (Longwell) Potts of Duffy and George and Cora (Clark) Lisk of New Matamoras.

    He is survived by his father and mother; his partner of 18 years, Gary Fern of Seattle; three sisters, Crystal Williams of Hannibal, Ohio, Melissa (Brad) Malone of Coraopolis, Pa., and Amber (Ray) Fox of Sardis, Ohio; two nieces and five nephews, Ashley, Craig and Chad Williams of New Martinsville, and their father, Bill Williams, Jacob and Abigail Malone of Coraopolis and Gage and Gaven Fox of Sardis. He is also survived by his grandfather, Luther John Cline of Roseville, Ohio; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

    Services were held on October 7, 2007 in Seattle, for friends and family.  Family will receive friends on Saturday, October 13, 2007, from 1-2:30 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. with Evangelist David Lively officiating.

    Ricky was a fond believer in giving to different organizations and donating to those in need.  Memorial contributions may be made in Ricky's memory to any local autism or diabetes foundation. Family and friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guest book at www.flintofts.com.  Sympathy expressions at www.grisellfuneralhomes.com

 

Coleman, Lawrence Coleman

Watters Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 6, 2007

    Lawrence Coleman, 93, of 42315 Hunter Hollow Road, Woodsfield, Ohio died at 3:25 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2007 at his home.  He was born at Prater, Virginia on July 19, 1913 a son of the late Ullyses S. and Sara Ellen Cennedy Coleman. He was a retired precision grinder for General Motors, Parma, Ohio; a U.S. Army veteran of W.W.II having received three battle stars and was a member of the Assembly of God in Parma, Ohio. He was also an avid hunter.

    Surviving are his wife, Wilcie Mae Myers Coleman whom he married on August 30, 1968; one sister: Rose Gordon of South Carolina; three brothers: Willie D. Coleman of Roanoke, Virginia, Dayton Coleman and Trinkle Coleman both of Prater/Vansant, Virginia; two step grandchildren; one step great granddaughter; special friends and caregivers: Dick and Helen Ward of Woodsfield, Ohio.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Evey Coleman; one step-son, Edgar Keith Thomas; two brothers, David and French Coleman; two sisters, Maggie Webb and May Owens.

    Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2007 with Pastor Jeffrey Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio. Military services will be conducted at the funeral home.

 

Colvin, Florence Elizabeth Colvin nee Moffett

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated,  January 14, 2007

    Florence Elizabeth Moffett Colvin age 87 of Woodsfield, Ohio died January 14, 2007 at the Woodsfield Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Laings, Ohio November 15, 1919 a daughter of the late Daniel "Danny" Moffett and Dora Howell Kane Moffett. 

   She was a member of the Jackson Ridge Church of Christ.

   Preceded in death by her husband: Mitch Colvin - 1986; 2 sisters: Wilma Moffett, and Bernice Pederson; 1 brother: Harold "Pete" Moffett; 2 half brothers: Delmer & Earl Kane; 1 half sister: Dorothy Kane Wright; 2 stepsons: Dallas & Fred Colvin; 1 step son-in-law: Jim Lattimore: 1 step grandson: Billy Lattimore.

   She is survived by 1 daughter: Joyce (Dave) Landefeld - Woodsfield, Ohio, 2 step daughters: Marlene Lattimore - Oak Harbor, Ohio, Linda (Bob) Schenk - Oak Harbor, Ohio, 1 step son: Jack Colvin - Port Clinton, Ohio, 2 step daughters-in-law: Dorothy Colvin - Lakeside, Ohio, Bernice Colvin – Big Pine, California, 2 grandsons: Davey (Mollie) Landefeld, Darin (Misty) Landefeld, 1 great granddaughter: Madison Landefeld, 1 great grandson: Dustin Landefeld. Several step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, step great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

    Friends received from (2-4) & (7-9) p.m. Tuesday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 1 p.m.

Wednesday January 17, 2007 with Max Winland Officiating. Interment in the Plainview Cemetery near Woodsfield, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Plainview Cemetery c/o Gayla Brown 39649 Plainview Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Colvin, William Stanley Colvin

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, December 9, 2007

William Stanley Colvin age 76 of Woodsfield, Ohio died December 8, 2007 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 8, 1931 in Antioch, Ohio a son of Norma Hill Colvin and the late William Jr. Colvin.

Stanley graduated from Antioch High School in 1949.

He served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Stanley married his wife Hazel Marie Davis Colvin December 3, 1954.

He was a talented musician and songwriter and retired from the Ormet Production Mill Hannibal, Ohio. Stanley was a devoted member of  the VFW Post 5303 where he was Quarter Master.

Preceded in death by his father William Jr. Colvin, 3 grandchildren: Jeremy John, Joseph Ray, and Eric Jason Colvin.

In addition to his mother Norma Hill Colvin of Woodsfield, he is survived by his wife: Hazel Marie Davis Colvin of Woodsfield, 3 Children: Terry Colvin and his wife Gena - Loris, South Carolina, Sherry McCracken and her husband Will - Sardis, Ohio, Martha Bishop and her husband Tim - Piedmont, Ohio, 2 brothers: Max Colvin - Brownsville, Ohio, Larry Wayne Colvin - Antioch, Ohio, 1 sister: Mary Jo Crews - Cambridge, Ohio, 7 grandchildren: Mike and Mandy Wohnhas, Michelle Colvin, Daniel Colvin, Decinda Ricer and her husband Randy Jr., Nikkia, Erin and Brianne McCracken. 6 great grandchildren.

He will be sadly missed and always loved.

Friends will be received from 2 - 4 and from 7 until time of service at 8 p.m. Tuesday December 11, 2007 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio. Full Military services will be conducted by the Belmont Veteran Council.

Interment at the convenience of the family.

 

Conrad, Donald W. "Don" Conrad

Grisell Online Obituaries-Sardis, Ohio, dated, February 22, 2007

    Conrad, Donald W. "Don", 77, of Henthorn Addition, Hannibal, Ohio, died Thursday, February 22, 2007 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV.  He was born June 28, 1929 in Fairmont, WV, the son of the late George and Nellie Meerifield Conrad.  He was a retired welder of Ormet Corporation, a member of the VFW #9930 in Duffy, Ohio, the American Legion #760 in Hannibal, the Clarington Masonic Lodge #597 F. & A.M., a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a Methodist by faith.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant grandson, Dustin Conrad; a brother, James Conrad; and a stepfather, Harvey Clelland.

    Survivors include his wife, Stella Booher Conrad; a son, Rick (Phyllis) Conrad of Austin, TX; a daughter, Trina (Keith) Collins of Fly, Ohio; a brother, Jerry Conrad of Fairmont, WV; and three grandchildren, Jess Mozena, Chris Conrad and Shannon Conrad.

    Family will receive friends on Saturday from 11am until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, Ohio with Rev. Jerry Ernst officiating. Interment in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Fly, Ohio.  Sympathy expressions at www.grisellfuneralhomes.com

 

Copeland, Bradley Copeland

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 9, 2007

Bradley G. Copeland, 72, of Barnesville, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 at his home. He was born Feb. 16, 1934 in Somerton, Ohio, a son of the late Amos and Laura King Copeland.

Bradley was a Protestant, and retired from the Ormet Corporation, a member of the Barnesville American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Eagles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Swallie Copeland; three sisters, Patsy, Virginia and Jessie.

Surviving are a daughter, Louanne Starkey of Akron, Ohio; a son, Stephen (Brenda) Copeland of Wadsworth, Ohio; grandchildren: Adam, Brandi, Matthew, Jeromy, and Kristopher; five great-grandchildren: a sister, Shirley Dalpiaz of Lafferty, Ohio.

Friends will be received Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home, 702 East Main St., Barnesville, Ohio, where services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m.

Burial in Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville, Ohio.

 

Cramer, Ronald G. Cramer

Source:  The Canton [Ohio] Repository - Friday, March 16, 2007

        Ronald G. Cramer, age 96, of North Canton, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2007, surrounded by his loving family in Windsor Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born in Canton, OH, on August 5, 1910, to the late Walter B. and Goldie E. (Schuster) Cramer. Ron was a graduate of Canton McKinley High School, class of 1928.  He was employed in the sheet metal departments of Goodyear Aircraft and the Hoover Company during World War II. In 1946, Ron founded Cramers' Inc., a sheet metal fabrication shop, which, after 62 years became the leader in the Stark Co. area. He was a faithful member of the First Christian Church. Ron was a proud member of Lathrop Masonic Lodge #676, F & AM; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, 32nd degree, Valley of Canton; North Canton Elks Lodge #2029, and the Eagles Lodge, Aeries #2370.

        Ron was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Cramer (1986), to whom he was married for 52 years, two brothers, Vern and Russell Cramer. Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Veronica Cramer, of the home; a daughter and her husband, Penny and Don Dilling, and their two children, Scott (Marcia) Dilling and Amy Moore; his two sons and their wives, Lee and Janet Cramer, Larry and Arlis Cramer, and their two daughters, Lori (Andy) Aliberti, and Dana LeBoeuf. There are five great grandchildren, a step daughter and her husband, Sandra and Gary Zellich, and four step grandchildren also surviving.

        Funeral services will be conducted on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Reed Funeral Home-North Canton Chapel (801 Pittsburg Ave. NW, N. Canton, OH 44720) with Manley Pierce, minister, officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Monday from 10-11 a.m. in the funeral home.

        Those wishing to send their condolences or share a fond memory may sign in the Reed On-Line guestbook at our website at www.reedfuneralhome.com

(Reed, 330-477-6721)

        Please sign the guest book at www.cantonrep.com/obituaries.

 

Crawford, Nancy C. Crawford nee Gates

Grisell Online Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, April 23, 2007

Crawford, Nancy C., 68, of Fifth Avenue, Sardis, Ohio, died Sunday, April 22, 2007 at home.  She was born May 5, 1938 in Clarington, Ohio, the daughter of the late William and Mae Bonar Gates.  She was a former employee and cook at the New Martinsville Health Care Center, and a Methodist by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Jean Mays, and a brother, Duane "Andy" Gates.

Survivors include her husband, Keith Crawford; two sons, Keith (Gale) Crawford, Jr. of Cabella, NM; Michael Crawford of Norfolk, VA; a daughter, Tisha (Jamie) Potts of Sardis; a sister, Joyce Courtney of San Diego, CA; four grandchildren, Preston Crawford, Jeremy (Jessica) Crawford, Jessica Crawford, and Nadia Potts; a great granddaughter, Brooklyn Crawford, and several nieces and nephews.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11am to 12:30 p.m. at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound Street, Sardis, Ohio. Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment in Clarington Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Marietta Home Nursing and Hospice, 210 N. 7th Street, Suite 300, Marietta, OH 45750.

 

Crawford, Sandra J. Crawford nee Nolge

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, January 18, 2007

Sandra J. Crawford, 67, New Martinsville, W.Va., died Jan. 14, 2007, in Washington, Pa. She was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Glensdale, W.Va., a daughter of the late John Wilson Landers and Lottie Marie Nollge.She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Friends were received Jan. 16 at Iams Funeral Home, new Martinsville, with services Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. Burial in Northern Cemetery.

 

Cronin, Janet L. Cronin, nee Williams

Source:  The Steubenville [Ohio] Herald-Star; 12 Dec 2007

        CRONIN, Janet Louise, 69, of Tope Road, New Cumberland, W.Va., passed away Sunday, December 9, 2007, at her residence.

        She was born January 19, 1938, in Wood County, W.Va., a daughter of Kathleen Mercer of St. Mary's, W.Va.

        Janet was a homemaker; and a Protestant by faith.

        She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlie Blaine Cronin.

        Surviving in addition to her mother, are one son, Thomas Blaine Cronin of St. Mary's; two daughters, Sheri (John) Lalley of Warren, Mich., and Carolyn "Susie" (David) Howell of Martinsburg, W.Va.; three sisters, Margaret Ann "Peggy" (Carlton) Steele of Waverly, W.Va., Marion "Kay" (Don) Broughman of Sistersville, W.Va., and Joyce (Charlie) Jones of Marietta, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Amanda Cronin of Wheeling, W.Va., Amber Miller and Arlea Lalley, both of Warren, Mich., Bryan Howell, Ashley Howell and Brandon Howell, all of Martinsburg, W.Va.

        There will be no visitation.

        Graveside service will be held at the Cronin Cemetery, St. Mary's, on Thursday, December 13, 2007, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Arthur Cox officiating.

        Turley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

Cronin, Mary Ellen Cronin

Source:  The Youngstown [Ohio] Vindicator; 8 May 2007

Mary   Ellen   Cronin,   70

        BOARDMAN -- Mary Ellen Cronin, 70, of 64 Stanton Ave., died Sunday afternoon at her residence.

        Mary Ellen was born Jan. 13, 1937 in East Liverpool, a daughter of Donald K. and Garland R. Hoy Cronin.  She moved to the Boardman area as a teenager.

        She was a 1954 graduate of Wilson High School and attended the Youngstown College.

        Mary Ellen was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Boardman, a former member of the American Business Women's Association, and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.  She was a self-employed hairdresser, was the activity coordinator at Ron-Joy Nursing Home, where she also was the hairdresser, was the customer viewpoint coordinator for Donnell Ford and was a writer for the Senior News.

        Mary Ellen is survived by a daughter, Becky Sharp of Austintown; a son, Sean Patrick Dougherty of Boardman; a grandchild Casey Sharp; a brother, Donald C. Cronin of North Carolina; and five nephews, Bob, Dave, Rick, Steve and Kevin.

        Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Marie Hamill.

        Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland, Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Linda Hilliard officiating.

        Interment will follow in Poland Riverside Cemetery.

        Please visit www.beckeroits.com to send condolences.

 

Crooks, Patricia Gay Crooks nee Huggins

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, July 10, 2007

CROOKS, Patricia Gay, 68, of Alledonia, Ohio, died Sunday, July 8, 2007, inBelmont Community Hospital, Bellaire.

She was born in Moundsville, W.Va., on November 28, 1938, a daughter of the late Orville and Mildred Myers Huggins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Crooks; her sons, Larry Allen Crooks and Paul W. Crooks, Jr.; and sisters, Hilda Young and Janice Fox.

She is survived by her children, Terry Crooks of Woodsfield, Ohio, Luther Ray Crooks of Alledonia, Debra Lynn Cole and Tammy Sue Callahan both of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; brothers, John and Ralph Huggins both of Moundsville; sisters, Linda Pyles of Moundsville, and Judy Morris of Florida; and several grandchildren.

Friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home, Jacobsburg, Ohio, onWednesday from 4-8 p.m., with funeral services held at 8 p.m., with Pastor Darla Schnegg officiating.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Belmont Ridge Cemetery, Beallsville, Ohio.

 

Cullen, Martha “Mart” Cullen nee Edmonds

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, December 3, 2007

Martha "Mart" Edmonds Cullen, 81, of Marietta, died at her home, at 10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 1, 2007).

She was born March 6, 1926, in Marietta to Kenneth and Edna Backes Edmonds.

She was a graduate of Marietta High School and also attended Bliss College of Business in Columbus. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a longtime member of the Marietta Country Club. She enjoyed golf and playing cards with her friends.

Martha is survived by two sons, Kenneth Cullen (Nguyet) of Marietta and David Cullen of Houston, Texas; a grandson, Chad Cullen of Marietta; a sister, Jeanne Kenney (Chuck) of Lebanon, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold M. "Butch" Cullen on June 16, 1998; they were married on July 22, 1946. She was also preceded by a daughter, Mary Jo Feeney in 1978; and a sister, Jerrie Pape.

Funeral liturgy with Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Monsignor John Michael Campbell as celebrant.

Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home.

There will be a vigil service at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Donations may be made to Home Nursing & Hospice, 210 N. Seventh St., or Strecker Cancer Center, 401 Matthew St., Marietta, Ohio 45750.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers who were such a valuable help during Martha's illness, Donna Ritchie, Lois Hasley, Judy Nichols, Trish LaBarre, Lois Casto and Deborah Eddy.

Cawley & Peoples Funeral Homes offers online condolences by visiting their Web site, listed below.

 

Cunningham, Michael Lee Cunningham

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, Marietta, Ohio, dated, April 3, 2007

NEW MATAMORAS - Michael Lee Cunningham Sr., 63, of Evans Street, New Matamoras, died at 12:15 a.m. Sunday (April 1, 2007).

He was born June 15, 1943, in New Matamoras, a son of Claude Vincent Cunningham Sr. and Zelda C. Moore Cunningham. He was owner of M&J Amusements. He graduated from Matamoras High School in 1961, and was a veteran.  On May 11, 1964, he married Judy Smith, who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Zelda C. Cunningham of New Matamoras; one son, Michael Lee Cunningham Jr. of North Royalton, Ohio; three daughters, Michelle Howell of North Royalton, Ohio, Helen Cunningham of New Matamoras, and Claudene Berentz of New Matamoras; nine grandchildren; and one brother, Vincent Cunningham of New Matamoras.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras Chapel, with Pastor George Hoskins officiating. Burial will be in Matamoras Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hadley Funeral Home.

 

Curfman, Betty Lee Curfman, nee Umensetter

Source:  The Parkersburg [West Virginia] News, The/Sentinel; 27 Nov 2007

        Betty Lee Umensetter Curfman departed this life in the arms of her family at Arcadia Rehab Center Nov. 25, 2007.

        She was born Feb. 24, 1925, in Parkersburg, to Dudley and Evelyn Umensetter. She attended local schools and graduated from Parkersburg High School class of 1943. She joined the Armed Services during World War II and was stationed in New York City with the Navy as a WAVE.

        She married John Aldridge in October 1946. They had Jinna Lee and Dana John. During her lifetime, she was employed at Kaiser Aluminum, Fenton Glass and retired from Veterans Memorial Hospital in Pomeroy. After retirement, she devoted her time for five years as a teacher with the S.T.A.R.S. program. "Miss Betty" helped many students at Pomeroy Elementary learn to enjoy reading.

        She was preceded in death by her mother and father; brothers, David and Jack; and her second husband, Charles Curfman.

        She leaves behind to mourn her daughter, Jinna Arnott (Randy Smith); a son, Dana (Patty) Aldridge of Reedsville; stepsons, Norman, Tim and Dwayne (Dink) Curfman; grandchildren, Kevin Clay (Rachel) Arnott, Erica Ryann Leigh (Mike) Giblin, all of Columbus, Rebecca J. Weaver of Syracuse, Miss Tara Arnott-Smith of Syracuse and Erron Aldridge; stepgrandchildren, Anita (Tom) Morrissey of Chester and Janet Calaway of Lafayette, La.; great-grandchildren, Dalton J. Jenkins, Iesha Jenna Penick of Syracuse and Milo, Finley and Georgia Arnott of Columbus; and two special friends, Phil Bearhs and Ginger Reed. She also leaves behind her two "fur children," Teddie and Scout.

        Betty was a charming and energetic person and fought her battle with cancer with courage. Her 81st birthday was celebrated on the Island of St. Martin with more than 85 attending the "Queen for a Day." In her purple tiara, after losing her hair, she was the inspiration for a series of paintings titled, "Angel Of Love" by Marie Therese Ancellin. They are featured in a gallery in Manhattan.

        Services have been entrusted to White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville, Ohio, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, with the Rev. George Horner officiating. Burial will be in the Kanawha Baptist Cemetery in Walker, W.Va. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Custer, Robert Custer

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, January 10, 2007

Robert A. "Bob" Custer, 80, of Wheeling, W. Va., an honorable, good and loving man, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.  He was born March 27, 1926 in Wheeling, the son of the late Walter F. and Mary V. Hoyt Custer.

Bob was a lifetime member and Elder Emeritus of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in Wheeling.

After graduation from Wheeling High School Class of 1944, he served with the U.S. Army of Occupation in Japan.

During his lifetime, he was employed by Wheeling Transfer Co., ITT

Continental Baking Co., Fire Extinguisher Co., and Riesbecks in Elm Grove.

He was a member of OVMC OPALS Keenagers, Ohio Lodge #1 AF & AM, and Teamsters Local 697.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Grace Nething.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Esther Richard Custer; a daughter, Linda King, her husband, Roger of Moundsville; a son, Robert R. "Bob" Custer, his wife, Kim, of Wheeling, W. Va.; three dearly loved grandchildren, Courtney L. King Kennedy, her husband, Shadd, of Cross Lanes, W. Va., Chris King of Moundsville, and Robert A "Bobby" Custer of Wheeling; one step-great-grandson, Christian Kennedy, and a brother, William F. Custer, his wife, Joan Ann of Wheeling; four nieces and four nephews.

Friends will be received at Kepner Funeral Home, 36th and Jacob St., South Wheeling, on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Burial services will be held at the convenience of the family in Emma Grove

Cemetery, Hannibal, Ohio.

A Memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church, National Road, Wheeling, on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 at noon, with the Reverend Maggie Sebastian officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Sanctuary Window Fund, 1343 National Road, Wheeling, WV., 26003.

 

Daniels, Madison Jo Daniels

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 8, 2007

    Madison Jo Daniels, stillborn daughter of Jennifer Moats and JoeDon

Daniels who survive of Stafford, Ohio died Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the

Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

    In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, David

Daniels and JoeDon Daniels, Jr. both of the home; maternal grandparents: Pam Jones of Beallsville, Ohio and Donald Moats of Jerusalem, Ohio; paternal grandparents: Lanny and Gail Daniels of Stafford, Ohio; great grandparents: K. Sue Marshall of Woodsfield, Ohio, Leanna Riemenschneider of Woodsfield, Ohio and Mark W. Daniels of Lower Salem, Ohio.

    Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2007 at

the Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Ohio with Rev. Gary Fitzgerald officiating.

    Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West,

Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

Danver, Thelma J. Danver nee Henthorn

Marietta Times, Marietta, Ohio, dated, February 21, 2007

    BEAVERTOWN - Thelma J. Danver, 77, of Beavertown, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 20, 2007) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.  She was born Jan. 21, 1930, in Hannibal, Monroe County, Ohio, a daughter of Erman and Georgiana Baker Henthorn. Thelma was a Methodist by faith. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of VFW Post 5108, Marietta.

    She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard S. Danver Sr. of Beavertown; two sons, Richard S. Danver Jr. (Sharon) of Parkersburg and William "Bill" Danver of Beavertown; two daughters, Barbara R. McFeely (Jim) of New Matamoras and Lorrie L. Danver of Columbus; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Wilson (Frank) of Newport and Wilma Ludolph (Carl) of Woodsfield; and one brother, Gerald Henthorn (Lavon) of Wadsworth.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Charles E. Danver; sister, Dorothy L. Cochran; and two brothers, Maurice "Mike" and Melvin "Sonny" Henthorn.

    Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras. Burial will be in Matamoras Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Darrah, Lenzy R. Darrah Jr.

Grisell Online Obituaries, Clarington, Ohio, dated, March 5, 2007

Darrah, Lenzy R., Jr., 85, of Boltz Hill Rd., Clarington, Ohio, died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at home.  He was born July 6, 1921 in Powhatan Point, OH, the son of the late Lenzy and Cora Saner Darrah.  He was a retired maintenance supervisor with North American Coal #1, a 55 yr. member of the Clarington Masonic Lodge #597 F. & A.M., a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, and a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Darrah; and two brothers, Ralph and W.C. Darrah.

Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Eula Isaly Darrah; two sons, Roger (Susan) Darrah of Van Wert, OH and Glenn (Kathie) Darrah of Woodsfield, OH; two grandchildren, Ryan (Rebecca) Darrah of Carmel, IN and Teresa Darrah of Easton, MD; a sister-in-law, Ila Darrah of Powhatan Point.

Family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the Grisell Funeral Home, 125 Clarinda Dr., Clarington, Ohio and on Tuesday from 12-1pm at St. John's United Church of Christ where funeral services will be held at 1pm with the Rev. Richard Wilson and Pastor Carla Jean Wobschall officiating. Interment in St. Johns UCC Cemetery, Powhatan Point, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's UCC, Powhatan Point, OH 43942

 

Daugherty, James L. Daugherty

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 7, 2007

James L. Daugherty, 74, of 42546 Sandbar Road, Lewisville, Ohio died Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born at Briceville, Tennessee on March 19, 1933 a son of the late Charles and Naomi Brown Daugherty.  He was a retired employee for General Motors in Parma, Ohio; was a Baptist by faith and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #7081 F. & A.M., Cleveland, Ohio; a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Cleveland, Ohio and a member of the Shriners in Cleveland, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Sheila Smith; two great grandchildren, Cody Stone and Colie Daugherty and a daughter-in-law, Gail Daugherty.

Surviving are his wife, Roberta "Bertie" Finley Daugherty whom he married on September 7, 1955; three sons: Danny Joe (Louann) Daugherty of Woodsfield, Ohio, James L. Daugherty, Jr. and friend Ronda Milks of Elyria, Ohio and Bruce (Rose) Daugherty of Stafford, Ohio; two sisters: Mary Lou Harness of Berea, Ohio and Carol Montgomery of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother: Mike Daugherty of Andover, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews including Diane Stiltner of Wayne, West Virginia; and special friends, Wendall and Betty Wallace of Lewisville, Ohio.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2007 with Rev. Gary Fitzgerald and Rev. Tom Scott officiating. Burial will follow in the Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Ohio with full military graveside services.

Masonic services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

Davidson, Ruth Helen Davidson nee Coen

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, March 9, 2007

    Ruth Helen (Coen) Davidson, 75, of Somerton, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at Wheeling Hospital. Born, Feb. 24, 1932, on the family farm in Warnock, daughter of the late James and Myrtle (Strahl) Coen.  She worked at IGAM in Woodsfield in her earlier years, and was a member of Somerton Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

    She was preceded in death by six brothers, Raymond, Woodrow, Lawrence, Robert (Bob), John, and Kenneth; one sister, Ester Jeffers and son-in-law, Joe Starr.

    Surviving are her husband, Donald G. Davidson Sr.; two daughters, Sue Starr of Somerton and Melinda (Brian) Lyden of Somerton; son, Donald Jr. (Dianna) of Westport, Ma.; brother, Ralph (Shirley) Coen of Brilliant; six grandchildren: Jesse (Amity) Starr, Christa Jo Starr, Matthew Lyden, Brittany Lyden (Justin Wells), Christian (Anne Marie) Domingues and Jocelyn Domingues and three great-grand- children: Conner Joe Starr, Tristin and Kyleigh Domingues.

    Visitation, Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m., and Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with services at 1 p.m., Saturday, at Campbell- Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home 319 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, Ohio. Burial in Warnock Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Somerton Methodist Church.

 

Davis, Lawrence “Duke” Davis

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, October 11, 2007

Lawrence "Duke" Davis 55, of Woodsfield died Wednesday October 10, 2007 at Ohio Valley Medical Center Wheeling, WV. He was born January 9, 1952.

Duke was the son of the late Robert & Vivian Davis. Duke is survived by three sisters Carolyn Alleman - Woodsfield, Janet (Gary) Holland of Woodsfield, and Janice (Richard) Edington of Graysville. Two brothers Robert "Bobby" Davis of Woodsfield and Rodney (Karen) Davis of Pinehurst, North Carolina. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

 In addition to his parents, Duke was preceded in death by a brother, Corwin Lee Davis, an aunt Mary (Auntie) Wallace who made her home with the family and a sister Donna Davis.

Friends will be received Saturday 5-9 p.m. at the Bauer Turner

Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held

Sunday October 14, 2007 1:00 p.m. with Brent Roth officiating. Interment in

the Moffet Cemetery Woodsfield, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed online at www.bauerturner.com

 

Davis, Virgil Lee Davis

Bauer and Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, May 28, 2007

Virgil (Lee) Davis age 57 of Cameron, Ohio went to be with the Lord Sunday May 27, 2007 at his home. He was born July 7, 1949 at East Liverpool, Ohio a son of the late Virgil L. Davis and Goldie Mildred Cain Baker.  He was an employee of Cabalas of Wheeling, West Virginia. He was an avid Hunter, Fisherman and Outdoorsman.

Preceded in death by 1 sister-in-law: Kay Davis and 1 brother-in-law: Ron Cajka.

He is survived by his wife: Bobbie Pool Davis - Cameron, Ohio, 2 sons: James Alfred Davis - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Virgil Lee Davis Jr. - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1 step-daughter: Paula (Dale) Burgy - Benwood, West Virginia, 2 step-sons: James (Stacey) Haslam - North Carolina, Robert (Bill) Haslam – Grand Junction, Colorado, 2 brothers: James Davis - Cameron, Ohio, Richard Davis - Moundsville, West Virginia, 5 sisters: Virgie Cajka - Woodsfield, Ohio, Martha (Marion) Gates - Woodsfield, Ohio, Ruth Sutton - Woodsfield, Ohio, Connie Harriman - Caldwell, Ohio, Lucy Spiva - East Liverpool, Ohio, Several

Nieces and Nephews.

Friends received from (2-4) & (7-9) p.m. Friday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday June 2, 2007. Interment in the Mount Vernon Cemetery Clarington, Ohio.

 

Dawson, Robert M. Dawson

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, October 18, 2007

DAWSON, Robert M., 76, of Shadyside, Ohio, died Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at his home.  He was born October 28, 1930, in Dilles Bottom, Ohio, a son of the late Louis and Margaret Tomich Dawson.  Robert was a retired employee of the former Blaw Knox Foundry and North American Coal Company; was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church; American Legion Post No. 521, Shadyside; and was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and George; and five sisters, Mary Cacich, Ann Delveccio, Zora Kusko,Katherine LoCoca and infant Theresa.

Surviving are his wife, Billie Ann Jones Dawson; a son, Robert Michael Dawson and his wife, Kristi, of Homassa, Fla.; two sisters, Martha Mackinaw of Dilles Bottom and Alma Miller of Cincinnati; one brother, Joseph Dawson and his wife, Fran, of Shadyside; four grandchildren, Janelle, Ashley, and Michelle Dawson and Jordon Mersky; and a great-grandchild, Rileigh Dawson.

Friends will be received on Friday, October 19, 2007, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Ave., Shadyside.  Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary Catholic Church, on Saturday, October 20, 2007, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Father Samuel R. Saprano as celebrant.  Burial will follow in Powhatan Cemetery.  A Vigil service will be conducted on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home.  American Legion services will be held on Friday at 7 p.m.  Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 132 Peters Run Road, Wheeling, WV 26003.  Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com

 

DeBurn, Frances DeBurn, nee Lowe

Source:  ottumwa.com; February 2007

Frances DeBurn, 78, Ottumwa

        OTTUMWA -- Frances M. DeBurn, 78, of 3601 Foxborough Terrace, NE died at her home Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, after a courageous battle with lymphoma.

        Services will be 11 a.m., today at First Assembly of God Church by the Rev's. Don McGarvey and Rick Gail. Burial will be in Cedar Memorial Cemetery.

        Friends may visit today after 10 a.m., at the church.  

        Frances is survived by two daughters, Gayle (Bill) Chew and Sandy (Ken) Cummings both of Cedar Rapids; a son, Robert of Cedar Rapids; her mother, Helen Reed of Ottumwa; eight grandchildren, Chris Chew, Nathan, Natasha, and Ian DeBurn, and Thaddaeus, Courtney, Caleb, and Ethan Cummings; and four great-grandchildren, Tyler and Fiona DeBurn, and Aliah and Cayden Chew.

        Her husband, Harold; father, Gail Lowe; and stepfather, Kenny Reed preceded her in death.

        Frances was born Aug. 19, 1928 in Ottumwa, the daughter of Gail and Helen Hollingsworth Lowe and graduated from Ottumwa High School. She was married to Harold C. DeBurn on June 16, 1946 in Ottumwa. He died in 1985.

She owned and operated the Bohemian Mutual Insurance Company for several years before her retirement in 1990. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

        Frances loved her family and church. She enjoyed singing, especially in the Passion play at First Assembly of God Church. She loved attending her grandchildren's music, sports, and other activities.

        Memorials may be directed to the family.

        Teahen Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids is in charge of arrangements.

 

Decker, David Alan Decker

Hadley Obituaries, New Matamoras, Ohio, dated, December 28, 2007

David Alan Decker 58, of County Road #9 New Matamoras, OH, died Thursday December 27, 2007, at Ohio Valley Medical Center Wheeling, WV. He was born in Wheeling, WV, on January 2, 1949, to the late William A. and Laverne Neiborgal Decker.

He was employed as a caseworker for Wheeling Childrens Services.

He is survived by three daughters April Deleon of Victoria, TX, Brooke Decker of Andover, VT, Carly Decker of Lowell, OH, two sons David A. and William Decker both of New Matamoras, OH. There are two grandchildren and one sister Michele Decker (Joe Underwood) of Cambridge, OH, and one brother William Decker of Bellaire, OH. Also surviving is his wife Andrea Adorante/Decker of New Matamoras, OH.

Memorial services are to be held Monday December 31, 2007, at the Deucher Baptist Church located on County Road #9 New Matamoras, OH. at the convience of the family.

Mr. Decker was cremated and there will be no visitation.

Online condolences may be made to hadleyfuneralhomes.com

 

Denbow, Clayton Denbow

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 17, 2007

Clayton W. Denbow, 77, of the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio died Sunday, September 16, 2007 at the center.  He was born near Lewisville, Ohio on December 8, 1929 a son of the late Joseph "Babe" and Ethel Lafferre Denbow.  He was a Protestant by faith.

Surviving are three sisters: Lucille Elliott of Woodsfield, Ohio, Pauline Morris of Lewisville, Ohio and Jean (Charles) Truax of Woodsfield, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 20, 2007 at the Friendship Cemetery, Lewisville, Ohio with Pastor Mark Deneen officiating. Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio.

 

DeFrehn, Gerald PETE DeFrehn

Source:  The Bates Funeral Home, Oskaloosa, Iowa; February 2007

        Gerald "Pete" DeFrehn, 77, of Lincoln, Nebraska and formerly of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday, February 20, 2007, in Lincoln. He was born July 24, 1929, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Gerald and Carrie Slycord DeFrehn. He graduated from the Oskaloosa High School with the class of 1947. On October 17, 1948, he was united in marriage to Wanda Denney in Oskaloosa. He worked in the grocery industry his entire career, as a traveling sales and serviceman for Fleming Foods, he retired in 1994. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and the outdoors.

        His family includes his wife, Wanda DeFrehn of Lincoln; 2 daughters: Sharon Breaman of Lincoln, and Marcy Thornton of Grand Island, Nebraska; 2 sons: Jerry De Frehn of Grand Island, Nebraska, and Tim DeFrehn of Ceresco, Nebraska; 3 grandchildren: Jeremy Vogel, Nicholas Vogel, and Christopher Vogel; 3 great grandchildren: Royce Walker, Jazmin Vogel, and Sarah Vogel.

        Gerald was preceded in death by his parents.

       Graveside funeral services and burial for Pete DeFrehn will be Saturday, February 24, 2007, at 10 a.m. in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa with Reverend Michael Crouch officiating. A procession will form at the Bates Funeral Chapel at 9:45 a.m. to go to the cemetery. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Family visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa.

 

Denney, Edith M. Denney, nee Elder

Source: The Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA);  August 12, 2007

        DAVENPORT - Private family funeral services for Edith M. Denney, 84, of Davenport, will be held Monday, August 13, 2007, at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will greet friends Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the mortuary, Mrs. Denney died Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at her home in Davenport.

        Mrs. Denney was employed as the Secretary and Co-Owner of Denny's Disposal Service in Davenport retiring in 1996.

        Survivors include three daughters; two sons; a sister; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

Dennis, Ricky "J.R." Dennis

Source:  The Enid [Oklahoma] News & Eagle; 27 May 2007

        A graveside service for Ricky "J.R." Dennis, 57, of Watonga will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Watonga. The Rev. David Johnson will officiate. Arrangements are by Wilkinson Mortuary of Watonga.

        He was born Aug. 3, 1949, in Watonga to Orlin and Ruby Dennis and died Saturday, May 26, 2007, in Oklahoma City.

        He graduated from Watonga High School in 1967 and attended Okmulgee Tech before serving in the Army. He received the Army Commendation Medal with V Device for bravery in Vietnam and Cambodia. He married Marva Pinegar Oct. 11, 1987.

        Surviving are his wife, Marva; two sons, Ricky Caleb and Eric Paul of Yukon; three sisters, Athena Price of Tulsa, and Loretta Young and Francis Lamothe, both of Watonga; and his parents, Orlin and Ruby Dennis.

 

Deskins, Clara C. Deskins nee Martie

Grisell Online Obituaries, Sardis, Ohio, dated, October 2, 2007   

      Deskins, Clara C., 89, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Sardis, Ohio, died Monday, October 1, 2007 at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.      She was born October 12, 1917 in Sardis, the daughter of the late George and Mary Dunn Martie.  She was a dispatcher for Aero Trucking, a substitute clerk at the

Sardis Post Office, owner of Deskins' Groceries, and a member of the Sardis Church of Christ. She loved to shop and crochet.

      In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Deskins; a daughter, Marilyn Santone; five sisters, Bertha Goddard, Ada Martie, Garnet Martie, Amy Rufener, and Wilma Billiter; three brothers, Harry, Manford, and Howard Martie; and two grandsons, David Street and Mark Secrest.

      Survivors include a son, Harold (Darlene) Deskins of Gahanna, OH; a daughter, Nancy (Leo) Perez of Las Vegas, NV; ten grandchildren Denny Deskins, Robert Clegg, Teresa Porter, Tammy Karo, James Deskins, Lisa Ross, Marti Budzenski, Bryan Chaplin, Daniel Perez, and Timothy Perez; twenty great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

      Family will receive friends on Saturday from 4-8pm at Grisell Funeral Home, 37234 Mound St., Sardis. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2:00pm at Sardis Church of Christ, 37266 7th Avenue, Sardis, with Evangelist David Lively officiating.  Interment to follow in Sardis Cemetery, Sardis.

 

Dierkes, Patricia Ellen Dierkes nee Hupp

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, September 17, 2007

Patricia Ellen " Trish" Dierkes, 45, of Zanesville, died at 1:40 a.m.Sunday, September 16, 2007 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital emergency room. She was born October 13, 1961, in Barnesville, a daughter of Don L. and Amy M. Masters Hupp of Woodsfield. She was a homemaker and a member of North Terrace Church of Christ. The most important part of Trish's life were her children and her family.

Surviving are her parents, Don L. and Amy Hupp of Woodsfield, her husband of twenty years, Ty J. Dierkes, whom she married July 11, 1987, of the home; four children, T. Jesse Dierkes, Cody D. Dierkes, Natasha D. Dierkes and J.D. Dierkes all of the home; a sister, Donna (Allan) Moore of Massillon, Ohio and a brother, Richard (Jaque) Hupp of Woodsfield; many loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Avenue, Zanesville. Additional calling hours will be held at 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, 100 S Paul Street, Woodsfield, Ohio where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 20, 2007 with William L. Meaige officiating.  Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Woodsfield. Memorial contributions will be made to the West Muskingum Academic Fund, 4880 West Pike, Zanesville, Ohio, 43701.

 

Dietch, Ralph F. “Shorty” Deitch

Bauer-Turner Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, July 1, 2007

Ralph F. (Shorty) Deitch age 86 of Woodsfield, Ohio formerly of New Martinsville, W.Va. died Saturday June 30, 2007 at the Wetzel County

Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va.  He was born October 3, 1920 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Melvin & Blanche Dieterich Deitch.  He was a Mechanic in New Martinsville, and retired to St. Cloud, Florida.

He is survived by his wife: Joan Hawkins Deitch. 1 daughter: Vicki Deitch Watson - New Martinsville, W.VA., 1 granddaughter: Jodi, and 1 great grandson Geordan all of Hammond, Indiana, 4 brothers: Donald Deitch - Paden City, W.Va., Gene (Esther) Deitch - Akron, Ohio, Duane (Carol) Deitch - Clarington, Ohio, Bob (Ronda) Deitch - Caldwell, Ohio, 2 sisters: Gaynell Auten - Woodsfield, Ohio, Mary (Paul) Eddy - Woodsfield, Ohio, Friends received from (2-4) & (7-9) p.m. Monday at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday July 3, 2007 with Paul Eddy Officiating. Interment in the Clarington Cemetery, Clarington, Ohio.

 

Dinwiddie, James Eugene Dinwiddie

Source:  The Lebanon [Missouri] Daily Record - Sunday, February 11, 2007

        James Eugene Dinwiddie, 48, of Niangua, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at St. John's Hospital-Springfield.

        He was born Feb. 28, 1958, to Charles William and Mildred Lucille Hoskins Dinwiddie.

        He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents, Marion and Jessie Dinwiddie and Ray and Ora Hoskins.

        Survivors include his mother, Mildred Dinwiddie; one daughter, Melissa Clarke and her husband, Charles, of Conway; three brothers, Charles Dean Dinwiddie and his wife, LeEtta, of Texas, Donald Wayne and his wife, Jenny, of Marshfield, and Nick Edward and his wife, Jamie, of Bolivar; two sisters, Debbie L. Jemes of Niangua and Jeanine Thompson and her husband, John, of Conway; and seven grandchildren, Kathleen Clarke, Charlie Clarke, Brittany Ann Dinwiddie, Loren Jean Dinwiddie, NaNa Dinwiddie, Stevey Dinwiddie and Austin Dinwiddie.

        Funeral services for James Eugene Dinwiddie will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007 at Little Vine Church in Grovespring with the Rev. David Perryman officiating. Services will be under the direction of Day Funeral Home.

        Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery in Rader under the direction of the funeral home.

        Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

 

Donato, Linda C. Donato nee Sampson

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, November 24, 2007

Linda C. Donato, 60, of 37929 Pleasant Ridge Road, Graysville, Ohio went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 23, 2007 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.

She was born near Cameron, West Virginia on June 24, 1947 a daughter of the late Harold David and Theresa Jane Zack Sampson.

She was a homemaker and loved to garden, farm and watch birds. She was also a Protestant by faith.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,

Franklin Donato in November 2002; one sister, Sandra Louise Allman; one

brother, Michael Nicholas Zack III.

Surviving are four daughters: Rhonda (Ralph) Nicholson of Woodsfield, Ohio, Joyce (Bryan) Binegar of Newport, Ohio, Sherry (Ron) Parkins of Williamstown, West Virginia and Annie (Harry) Levan of Graysville, Ohio; one son: Robert "Bob" Donato of Williamstown, West Virginia; one step-son: Franklin Donato, Jr. of Graysville, Ohio; four sisters: Donna Faye Littleton of Moundsville, West Virginia, Kathy Ellen Burgy of Moundsville, West Virginia, Jacquelin Leona Cornell of Cameron, West Virginia and Brenda Elaine Allman of Live Oak, Florida; three brothers: Earl David Sampson of Moundsville, West Virginia, James Kevin Sampson of Cameron, West Virginia and Keith Allen Zack, Sr. of Live Oak, Florida; eight grandchildren; one great granddaughter.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2007 with Rev. Bill Soloman officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, near Graysville, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Doty, Floyd Doty

Times Leader, Martins Ferry, Ohio, dated, February 27, 2007

    Floyd I. "Pap" Doty, 76, of Belmont, Ohio died Monday, February 26, 2007 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry.  He was born at Jacobsburg, Ohio on May 30, 1930, a son of the late George Albert Doty and Virginia Boston Doty. Floyd was a retired truck driver for Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel's Martins Ferry Plant. He was a member of the Morristown Christian Church, a lifetime member of VFW Post #5356 at St. Clairsville and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Floyd loved his grandchildren and especially loved pitching horseshoes.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Henry and a sister, Nancy Harding and several half brothers and sisters.

    He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty Sue McDermott Doty; his children, Cindy Bowdish (Merwyn) of Lancaster, Ohio; Kathleen Wagner (Francis Starr) of Barnesville; Patricia West (Ed Jagaczewski) of Belmont; Pamela Susac (Steve) of Beallsville; Floyd Doty Jr. (Connie) of Huber Heights, Ohio and William Doty (Tracy Broadwater) of St. Clairsville; brothers, Donald, Walter, James and Larry Doty; sisters Edna Mae Graham, Mary Caretti, Janie Sparks, Doris Peppard and Helen Parker; grandchildren Kendra (Ryan) Brown, Joseph Wagner, Bryan (Caitlin) Bowdish, Stacie (John) Smith, Darrick (Laura) Doty, Jason Weekley, William Aaron Doty Jr., Cynthia West, Ashley West, Floyd Doty III, Caitlin Doty, Cole Susac and Jamie Lynn Doty; great grandchildren Dawson, Trey, Olivia and Reed.

    Friends will be received at the Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Curt Hallstrom officiating. Burial will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens at Pleasant Grove.  The Belmont County Council of the V.F.W. will conduct military services in the funeral home at 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

 

Dougherty, Fred H. Dougherty

Watters Online Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, August 25, 2007

Fred H. Dougherty, 85, of 111 Home Ave., Woodsfield, Ohio died Friday, August 24, 2007 at the Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio.  He was born near Woodsfield, Ohio on May 7, 1922 a son of the late Wade H. and Louisa Jane Turner Dougherty.  He was a retired U.S. Postal employee at the Woodsfield Post Office; a member of the Woodsfield Church of Christ, Woodsfield, Ohio; a U.S. Army veteran of W.W.II, having received three purple hearts and a Bronze Star Medal; a member of the American Legion Post #87, Woodsfield, Ohio; a member of the V.F.W. Post 5303, Woodsfield, Ohio and a member of the D.A.V. Post 80, Woodsfield, Ohio.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel R. Christy Dougherty; three brothers, James, Francis and Edward Dougherty; three sisters, Clara Wentz, Ruth Briggs and Mary Crumrine.

Surviving are two brothers: John (Rosie) Dougherty of Louisville, Ohio and Charles (Donna) Dougherty of Alliance, Ohio; special friends: Terry and Billie Elliott and family of Woodsfield, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 State Route 78 West, Woodsfield, Ohio from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 27, 2007 where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, 2007 with Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield, Ohio with military graveside honors.  Memorial contributions may be made to Warm the Children, c/o Pandora Neuhart, 40189 Gun Club Road, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793 or to the Monroe County Humane Society, c/o Alisha Cogar, 41575 S.R. 26, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

 

Dougherty, Helen Dougherty nee McIntire

Bauer-Turner Obituaries, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, April 4, 2007

Helen Dougherty, age 67, of Woodsfield, Ohio died Wednesday April 4, 2007 at the Ohio Valley Medical Center Wheeling, WV. She was born in Clarington, Ohio April 1, 1938 a daughter of the late Allen G. McIntire & Essie Roberts McIntire.  She was a protestant by faith, a homemaker and an avid bowler & quilter. Preceded in death by her husband: George Dougherty - 1981.

She is survived by her partner: Walter (Red) Bishop - Woodsfield, Ohio, 2 brothers: Sanford (Esther) McIntire - Woodsfield, Ohio, Charles (Ginny) McIntire - Clarington, Ohio, Nephews: Kenneth (Kelly) McIntire, and Preston (Tina) McIntire, Step Nephews: Gary (Vickie) Dillon, and Doug (Merrilee) Dillon, 2 Great Nephews, 1 Great Niece, and 2 Godsons.

Friends received from (4-9) p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. Friday April 6, 2007 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio with Rev. Susan Lehosky Officiating. Interment in the Oaklawn Cemetery,Woodsfield, Ohio.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe County Relay for Life c/o Pat McDougal P.O. Box 183 Hannibal, Ohio 43931.

 

Drake, William Garfield Drake

Source:  The TimesWV.com; 27 Feb 2007

        William Garfield Drake, 81, of Route 2, Fairmont, passed away on Monday (Feb. 26, 2007) at Fairmont General Hospital.

        He was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Belmont, Ohio, and was the son of the late William Garfield Drake and Jennie Myrtle (Morris) Drake.

        Surviving family include his wife of 25 years, Dortha J. (Moore) Drake; seven children, Mary, Sharon, Billy, Nancy, Joe, and twins Conny and Donny; four step-children, Donna, Sandra, Mary and Walter; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Edna, Jennie, Betty and Kathryn.

        He was preceded in death by three sisters, Lillian, Florence and Margaret; six brothers, George, Raymond, Charles, Thurman, Richard and Carl.

        Mr. Drake was a retired heavy equipment operator with the Ohio Valley Paving Co. in St. Clairsville, Ohio, with over 50 years of service.

        The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton on Friday from the hours of 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funeral services for Mr. Drake will be conducted on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. H. Edgar Suite officiating. Interment in West Virginia National Cemetery with military graveside rites being accorded by the V.F.W. Memorial City Post No. 3081 of Grafton, The American Legion Taylor County Post No. 12 and the D.A.V. Chapter No. 12 of Grafton and Auxiliary.

 

Dudley, Dorothy Dudley nee Stephen

Campbell-Plumly-Milburn, Barnesville, Ohio, dated, October 9, 2007

Dorothy O. Dudley, 80, of Worthington, OH, died Monday, October 8, 2007 at St. Anne's Hospital in Westerville, OH. She was born March 15, 1927 in Woodsfield, OH daughter of the late Marion and Gertrude (Miller) Stephen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband – Simon William Dudley; 1 brother and 2 sisters.

Surviving are her daughter - Stephanie (John) Wolf of Worthington, OH; 1 brother - James Stephen of Woodsfield, OH; 2 sisters - Emma Carpenter of Barnesville, OH and Alberta Ackerman of Lewisville, OH and 3 grandchildren.

Graveside service Thursday, October 11, 2008 at 12 Noon at Crestview Cemetery, Barnesville, OH. Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, 319 N. Chestnut St, Barnesville, OH is in charge of arrangements

 

Dye, Dale A. Dye

Source:  Parkersburg News, Thur Mar 15, 2007

Dale A. Dye, 83, formerly of Rockport, W.Va., passed away Sunday, March 11, 2007, at the Bennington-Glen Nursing Home in Marengo, Ohio.  He was born Jan. 6, 1924, in Roane County, a son of the late Charles Otmer and Grace Wood Dye. Dale was a graduate of Wirt County High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in World War II. He retired from the E.I. DuPont Co. He enjoyed farming and working with cattle. Dale was a member of V.F.W. Post 1212 in Parkersburg and was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Mineral Wells.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine A. Stanley Dye, who is residing in Marengo, Ohio; two sons, Randy Dye (Joyce) of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Michael Dye (Marcia) of Rockport; two daughters, Vicki Norris (Troy) of New Boston, Texas, and Barbara Holycross of Lancaster, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Arnold Dye of Palestine, W.Va., Fred Dye of Conway, S.C., Herbert Dye of Sissonville, W.Va., and Charles Dye of Mineral Wells; and two sisters, Helen Mock of Falls Church, Va., and Mabel Powell of Surfside, S.C.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Donald, Cluster and Glen Dye.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Mineral Wells with the Rev. Bill Stout officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south Parkersburg, and for one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. The American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg will conduct full military honors for Mr. Dye at the graveside.

 

Dye, Guy H. Dye

Monroe County Beacon, Woodsfield, Ohio, dated, March 8, 2007

Guy H. Dye, 74, died peacefully after a prolonged illness with Multiple Myeloma on Feb. 21, 2007, in Colorado Springs, with his family at his side. He was born Oct. 8, 1932, in Graysville, a son of Ida Pearl Cline Dye and the late Lewis Dye.

He retired from the United States Air Force as a financial manager after 30 years of faithful service. He was a Vietnam veteran. He also retired from the United States Civil Service as a budget analyst having worked at Fort Carson, Colorado.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his beloved wife of 46 years, Emmy Wegmann, whom he married Dec. 27, 1960 in Holland; a daughter, Carmen Dye; a sister, Helen (Verne) Scott; several nieces and their families.

Funeral services with full military honors was held Feb. 27 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel of Roses. Inurnment was at the Shrine of Remembrance mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made in Guy’s memory to the International Myleloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood CA 91607-3421.

 

 

 

 

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