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    1. ♠[WVCALHOU]♠ End of an Era - Rootsweb Mailing List's Last Day (West Virginia)
    2. W David Samuelsen
    3. Today marks the last day Rootsweb mailing lists working. Tomorrow, the Rootsweb mailing lists are no more. All messages that had been posted here are saved and archived, will continue to be accessed and read. Subscription, no more Postings, no more Replies, no more BUT ! Successor lists are here, but at another place The successor list for this list is: https://groups.io/g/WestVirginia No subgroups (aka county lists) possible The other one is severely restricted. Go to the site and "join this group". This is easy step. David Samuelsen, subscriber

    03/01/2020 02:21:24
    1. ♠[WVCALHOU]♠ New free genealogy website
    2. Gerry Lockhart
    3. Hello, I have a new genealogy website available. It's mostly central West Virginia families. It's updated generally once a week with additional information. It is free but you need to register to see the full details of your searches. If you see anything that is incorrect or you have additional information please let me know. https://lockhartbooks.com/genealogy/index.php Gerry Lockhart

    08/25/2019 05:46:28
    1. ♠[WVCALHOU]♠ Brick Wall Levi Farnsworth of Pocahontas County
    2. Linn Baiker
    3. Levi Farnsworth was b. about 1800 and m. Sarah Lamb. His family is the only Farnsworth family in Bath and Pocahontas Counties, VA in the early 1800s. I have been unable to determine his parents or where he came from. I believe he may be related to the Farnsworths of Lewis/Upshur Counties. Both families often used three first names. The children of Levi appear in counties where there are other Farnsworths and William was an "agent" for ___ Farnsworth in the 1860 census. Levi's children were: Alexander R. L. b. abt 1820 m. Mary Ann Johnson William C. Johnson m. Rachel Belt(Braidwell/Budwell) b. abt 1822, d. probably before 1880 Martha A. b. abt 1825 m. James Smith Isaac M. C. b. abt 1828, d. 1851 Mary Jane b abt 1830 Philander S. b. abt 1832 Alexander was in Upshur Co, in 1860 where many FARNSWORTHS resided. In 1870 he is in Ritchie County William was residing in Wirt Co. Va. when he married in 1856. In 1860 he is in Calhoun Co with daughter Mary Alice and 3 stepsons. He is a farmer listed as an agent for T.? FARNSWORTH. In 1870 he and his family are in Wirt County. In 1880, his wife Rachel is in the John Rogers household in Calhoun County with her twin sister Maria/Mariah Belt, John's wife. Philander is in Gilmer County in 1860. Any information is appreciated. Linn Baiker

    08/04/2018 08:07:58
    1. ♠[WVCALHOU]♠ Brick Wall Thornton Ferrell
    2. Linn Baiker
    3. The parents of Thorton Fleming Ferrell is one of my brick walls. He was born 21 Dec 1818 in Monongalia County, died Jan 1893 in Calhoun. Married Mary Emily Knight, daughter of Thomas Knight and moved to Calhoun County in the mid 1800s. Children: Letha Jane m. thomas Cain Napoleon Bonaparte m. Rachel Wolverton Thomas Knight m. Sarah Ellen Saunders Cassius Clay d. age 17 in Civil War battle French Miller m. Mary Alice Farnsworth Lemuel Evans m.. Rachel Cornelia Rogers Frances Mazie m. John Wesley Burson Emily Josephine m. Commodore P. Stump Barbara Dorcas m. Charles A. Walker Winfield Scott m. Lilly Stump Seth - d. as an infant Many online trees and message boards say he is the son of Robert Ferrell and Rachel Griggs, but I can find no proof of this and information in his pension file contradicts this. Information from another researcher says an ancestor told him that Harrison was his only brother. With him in the 1870 census, is Hannah, 83 years old. There are deeds from Robert and Hannah FERRELL in Monongalia County, but if this is the Robert b. 1740, this Hannah is probably not the correct age to be Thornton's mother. Court records reference a Hannah FERRELL, spinster. The 1820 census lists a Hannah with childrenof the correct age to be Thornton and Harrison. I have looked at many court records without success. Can anyone can suggest any other areas of research that would be helpful? I have been trying to solve this puzzle for over 20 years. Any help is greatly appreciated. Linn Baiker

    08/04/2018 07:35:11
    1. ♠[WVCALHOU]♠ ♠Surname Shout Out♠
    2. W David Samuelsen
    3. Hi everyone! Just letting you know that the lists are back up and running again so to "celebrate" our return I'm initiating a first ever Surname Shout Out. Please do NOT reply to this message. *Make a new post* A Surname Shout Out works like a Roll Call where we all post an ancestor we're totally stumped on. Please be sure to add vital statistics like date of birth, death, marriage, etc. Happy Hunting! David Samuelsen, new admin

    08/01/2018 11:19:41
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    08/23/2012 01:54:03
    1. [WVCALHOU] Jessica.Ferguson
    2. Norma Shaffer
    3. Dear Sir, http://interpublicitat.com/hellms.php?dykreedonly=38 Sun, 22 Jan 2012 23:10:43 _________________________________ "He went out to the back door, where the boys had been at play, and shouted out, _David_! DA--VID! DWI--GHT! DA--VID! But there was no reply, except a distant echo of _David_ and _Dwight_ from the rocks and mountains." (c) ARMAND waslewski

    01/22/2012 07:10:44
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    01/13/2012 01:53:00
    1. [WVCALHOU] Calhoun Chronicle Obituaries August 4, 2011
    2. Larry Heffner
    3. Hobert J. *Adkins*, 71, of Gandeeville, died Saturday, July 30, 2011 Ralph C. *Connolly*, Jr., 65, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Mary Elizabeth *Hathaway*, 93, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 4 August 2011 HOBERT ADKINS Hobert J. Adkins, 71, of Gandeeville, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at his home. He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Norman and Goldie McKinley Adkins. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are four daughters, Carolyn Starcher, Martha K. Canterbury, Sharon Adkins and Heather Diane Little; one son, Junior Wayne Adkins; one sister, Wanda Miller; two brothers, William Adkins and Michael Adkins; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Crystal Sizemore, in 2001. Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Jack Roberts officiating. Burial was in Gandeeville Cemetery. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 4 August 2011 RALPH CONNOLLY, JR. Ralph C. “Neal” Connolly, Jr., 65, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Morrison House, Zanesville, Ohio. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ralph and May Boice Connolly. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and served a 13-month tour of duty in Vietnam. He worked several years at Gould Foil Division, McConnelsville, Ohio, and trained and raced horses in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. Later, he partnered with his brother, Dan, and formed The Connolly Brothers Woodworking Shop, Caldwell, Ohio. Surviving are two sisters, Katy Chapin and Ina Blatt. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Gerry Connolly, Dan Connolly and Frank Connolly, and five sisters, Irene Connolly, Carolyn Rogers, Vada Kovaleski, Irma Connolly and Inez Mullins. He bequeathed his body to Ohio University School of Medicine. Following his request, there was no visitation. There will be a memorial service for family and friends at a later date. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 4 August 2011 MARY ELIZABETH HATHAWAY Mary Elizabeth Hathaway, 93, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at The Willows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Parkersburg. She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late W.L. Fogle and the late Louisa Fogle. Surviving at the time were one daughter, Helen L. Hathaway Parrott of Porter, Tex.; three granddaughters; four great-grand-children; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Olis Hathaway, and one daughter, Ruth Ann Hathaway Owens. Memorial service will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

    11/07/2011 08:25:31
    1. [WVCALHOU] Calhoun Chronicle Obituaries 27 January 2011
    2. Larry Heffner
    3. Carl *Campbell*, 82, of Belpre, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 Troy *Hathaway*, 83, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 Janice Hoskins *Laughlin*, 101, of Charleston, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 Ava Elladean *Stutler*, 77, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 January 2011 CARL CAMPBELL Carl (Gray) Campbell, 82, of Belpre, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Worthington Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Creston, the son of the late James P. and Julie Woodring Campbell. He retired from Union Carbide in 1989. He was a member of Belpre Masonic Lodge No. 609 and Squarenaders Western Square Dance Club. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Fayetta D. Campbell; one son, Ricky Gray Campbell of Lexington, Ky.; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by one step-son, Ronald Coleman; two brothers; and five sisters. Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Rev. Jim Condrey officiating. Burial was in Rockland Cemetery. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 January 2011 TROY HATHAWAY Troy Hathaway, 83, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at his home. He was born at Mt. Zion, the son of the late Clyde and Goldie Bennett Hathaway. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had worked at U.S. Quarry Tile, Foothill Electric, and retired from Kaiser Aluminum, Belpre, after more than 30 years of service. He was a member of Kites Run Evangelical Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Clara Pearl Marlow Hathaway, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard “Bud” Hathaway and Lennis Hathaway; four sisters, Evelyn Haught, Greta Stump, Nada Newhouse and Vera Allen; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with his friend Pastor Mike Kerns officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, with full military rites provided by American Legion Post 15. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 January 2011 JANICE HOSKINS LAUGHLIN Janice Hoskins Laughlin, 101, of Charleston, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Richard and Sarah Lamb Hoskins. Surviving are two sons, Charles Laughlin and Ron L. Laughlin, both of Charleston; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter of Charleston. She was preceded in death by her husband Lovell J. Laughlin; one son, Lovell; one brother, Ewell Hoskins; and one sister, Jettie McKown. Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, on Thursday, 1 p.m., with burial in Bailey Cemetery, Beech. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 27 January 2011 ALVA ELLADEAN STUTLER Ava Elladean Stutler, 77, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Floyd Samuel Taylor and Bessie Kerby George. She worked for Parkersburg News and Sentinel for over 20 years and was a member of Gospel Tabernacle Church. Surviving are her two daughters, Dorothy “Sue” Nelson and Tammy Stutler, both of Parkersburg; one son, David Stutler of Parkersburg; two sisters, Alta Starkey of Grantsville and Artie Perkins of Fayetteville; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, Laura McCauley; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Woodrow Stutler; one daughter, Margaret Stutler; and two brothers, Harold Hannah and Harlow George. Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Wayne Boone officiating. Burial was in Hur Cemetery.

    11/05/2011 02:57:41
    1. [WVCALHOU] Calhoun Chronicle Obituaries 5 May 2011
    2. Larry Heffner
    3. Wilma *Freed*, 78, of Crossville, Tenn., died Monday, Apr. 25, 2011 Laura Bell *Gainer*, 69, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011 Arley *Metheney*, 86, of Nebo, died Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011 <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 May 2011 WILMA FREED Wilma Freed, 78, of Crossville, Tenn., died Monday, Apr. 25, 2011, at her residence. She was born at Apple Farm, the daughter of the late Odus and Ethel Barr Vannoy. Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Thompson and Sharon J. Simerale; five sons, Gerald F. Freed, Gary W. Freed, Terry L. Freed, Charles B. Freed and Larry D. Freed, 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Pauline Dobbins, Juanita Sturm and Virginia King; and one brother, Hale Vannoy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Gerald B. Freed; one sister, Ruth Raybuck; and five brothers, Emanuel “Red” Vannoy, Paul Vannoy, Delbert Vannoy, Harold Vannoy and Oval Vannoy. Services were held at Baker-Osinski-Kensinger Funeral Home, Berea, Ohio. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 May 2011 LAURA BELL GAINER Laura Bell Gainer, 69, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011, at The Arbors, Marietta. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Laura Woofter Gainer. She graduated from Glenville High School and Glenville State College and was a teacher and librarian in Calhoun and Roane County schools. Surviving are one sister, Jean Phillips; two nephews; and close friend, Bruce DeQuasies. Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. David Carpenter and Pastor Robert Holland officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery, Tanner. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 5 May 2011 ARLEY METHENEY Arley Metheney, 86, of Nebo, died Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011, at his home. He was born at Nebo, the son of the late Ezra and Verna Sharp Metheney. He was a former pipeline construction worker and farmer. Surviving are eight sons, Darris Metheney of Creston, Ohio, Dale Metheney and Tim Metheney, both of Nebo, James, Troxel, Doy and Gene (Bub) Metheney, all of Chloe, and Roy Metheney of Big Otter; three daughters, Euthleen Jarvis and Tama Jarvis, both of Chloe, and Louise Boggs of Nebo; one sister, Jessie Starcher of Nebo; 27 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie Tanner Metheney; three brothers, Frank Metheney, Woodrow (Red) Metheney and Tom Metheney; one sister, Erma Barnes; and two granddaughters. Visitation was held at the family residence. Burial was in Metheney Cemetery.

    09/26/2011 09:12:10
    1. [WVCALHOU] Calhoun Chronicle Obituaries 13 January 2011
    2. Larry Heffner
    3. Karen J. *Cromer* died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 Robert Louis *Fitzwater*, 77, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 Thelma M. *Lichlyter*, 88, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 Betty Jo Duelley *Maxwell*, 74, of Rt. 5, Glenville, died Wednesday Jan. 5, 2011 Lucy Oval Davisson *Nichols*, 87, of Grantsville, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 Fonis Eugene *Toler*, 55, of Palestine, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 January 2011 KAREN STUMP CROMER Karen J. Cromer died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011. She was the daughter of Eleanor Stump and the late Earl P. Stump. She taught many years in Sunday School at Akron Baptist Temple. Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband of 47 years, Roderick (Bill) Cromer, Sr.; one daughter, Candi J. Cromer; one son, Roderick (Billi) Cromer, Jr.; four grandchildren; three sisters, Pat Wiley, Nancy Stackowicz and Kim Dunham; two brothers, Bill Stump and Mark Stump; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Larry E. Stump, and one grandson, Seth Cromer. Services were held at Cox Funeral Home, Barberton, Ohio, with Pastor Jason Wiley officiating. Burial was in Western Star Cemetery, Norton, Ohio. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 January 2011 ROBERT LOUIS FITZWATER Robert Louis Fitzwater, 77, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System. He was born at Richfield, Ohio, the son of the late Raymond and Grace Jensik Fitzwater. He was a retired farmer and log truck driver and attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Ruth Fitzwater; two sons, Bill of Calhoun, Ga., and Dan of Newark; one daughter, Lori Fitzwater of 29 Palms, Calif.; one sister, Nancy Janis of Richfield, Ohio; and five grandchildren. Memorial services, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating, will be held at Pleasant Hill U.M. Church on Saturday, Apr. 16, at 1 p.m., followed by dinner at the church. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 January 2011 THELMA LICHLYTER Thelma M. Lichlyter, 88, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William Harrison and Viola Weekley Siers. She was a homemaker and a member of Camden Avenue Church of Christ, Parkersburg. Surviving are five daughters, Loretta Strawbridge of Oil City, Pa., Janet Plant, Jean Davis, Beverly Wilson and Brenda Reynolds, all of Parkersburg; two sons, Dennis Lichlyter of Minnora and Joe Lichlyter of Elizabeth; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; two brothers, Habred Siers and Darrell Siers, both of Calhoun County; and one sister, Orva Parsons of Calhoun County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred M. Lichlyter, in 1994; three sisters, Roxie Cooper, Velva Lilly and Evelyn Bailey; and two brothers, Edward Sears and an infant, Forrest Siers. Services were held at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Andy Robison officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Nicut. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 January 2011 BETTY JO MAXWELL Betty Jo Duelley Maxwell, 74, of Rt. 5, Glenville, died Wednesday Jan. 5, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Edgar and Pearl Harris Duelley. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Surviving are her husband, Albert Wilbur Maxwell, whom she married on Mar. 11, 1956; one son, Danny Maxwell of Glenville; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; three brothers, Cray Duelley of Mt. Zion, Edgar “Bub” Duelley, Jr., of Tanner and Loren Duelley of Wellington, Ohio; four sisters, Gay Wilson of Glenville, Maggie Harold of Stinson, Kathleen Merriman of Cranberry Township, Pa., and Virginia Sprouse of Grafton, Ohio. She was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Tyler Maxwell; one sister, May Yeager; and three brothers, Fay, Ray “Buck” and Dorsey Scott Duelley. Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Kenny Fisher officiating. Burial was in Job’s Temple Cemetery. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 January 2011 LUCY OVAL NICHOLS Lucy Oval Davisson Nichols, 87, of Grantsville, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Miletree Healthcare Center, Spencer. She was the daughter of the late James Idon and Arlie Ethel Rinehart Davisson and had eight brothers, Earl, Worthy, Claud, Orvis, Oren, Garald, Willis and Ray; and one sister, Garlinn James. She was a homemaker and a member of Enon Baptist Church. Surviving are three sons, Larry of Ripley and Millard and Garland, both of Grantsville; four daughters, Gloria Kendall of Walker, Doris Reaser of Grafton, Sheila Meadows of Santan Valley, Ariz., and Annetta Perry of Grantsville; and several grand-children and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oral Nichols, on Mar. 31, 2004, and two daughters, Sharon Nichols and Charlotte Cain McDonald. Services were scheduled at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Wednesday, 11:30 a.m., with Rev. John Vannoy officiating, and burial in Blessed Hope Cemetery, Spencer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Relay for Life. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 13 January 2011 FONNIS EUGENE TOLER Fonis "Fonz" Eugene Toler, 55, of Palestine, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg. He was born in Logan, the son of Eugene and Zola Robinson Toler. He was a disabled coal miner and was a previous owner of T&T Discount Carpet, Elizabeth. He attended Riverview Freewill Baptist Church, Slabtown. Surviving are four sons, Mark "Punk" Toler and Clarence Edward "Munk" Toler, both of Palestine, and Shawn David Toler and Fonnis Shane Toler, both of Hanover; five sisters, Earnestine Grimmett, Wanda Mendez, Mary Ann Wiley, Doris Mae Toler and Teresa Cline; six brothers, Darrell Toler, Jackie Dale Toler, Terry Lee Toler, Gary Wayne Toler, Denny Toler and Teddy Morgan; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one infant son, Michael Anthony Toler, and one infant granddaughter, Southerlyn Mychelle Toler. Services were held at Riverview Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Michael Cale officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories, Crouches Farm. Family and friends will host a memorial service on Saturday, Jan. 22, 4 to 9 p.m., at God's House of Worship Church, Elizabeth with Pastor Raymond and Barbara Gumm.

    09/26/2011 09:01:03
    1. [WVCALHOU] Calhoun Chronicle Obituaries 20 January 2011
    2. Larry Heffner
    3. Henry H. *Heiney*, Jr., 89, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 Patty Ann Floyd *Johnson*, 72, of Vincent, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011 Milford Tyler *Mathes*, Jr., 25, of Wallace, N.C., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 Lila M. *Miller*, 68, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 Genevieve M. Young *Pursley*, 89, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 Eva Ann Simmons *Smith*, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 Mary Lou *Wheeler*, 75, of Leeson Run, Greenwood, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 January 2011 HENRY HEINEY, JR. Henry H. Heiney, Jr., 89, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at his home. He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Howard and Retta Hosey Heiney. He served in the Navy during World War II. He worked for Rockwell Standard Steel for 27 years and retired from the City of Ravenna after 15 years. He was a lifetime member of Blackhorse Baptist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Donna Heiney of Ravenna; four sons, Roger Heiney, Jeff Heiney and Chris Heiney, all of Ravenna, and Denny Heiney of Fairlawn; 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Lela Reeder, Juanita Reynolds and Grace Wilson, all of Parkersburg, Eleanor Ciarcia of Aurora, Ohio, and Louise Newbrough of Brohard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Oleta L. Heiney; one daughter, Mary Tschantz; one son, Ronald G. Heiney, Sr.; five brothers, Forest L. Heiney of Tanner, Don Heiney, Doyle Glen Heiney and Charles Frances Heiney, Sr., all of Grantsville, and Denver Heiney of Byron, Mich.; and two sisters, Geneva Snider of Grantsville and Marie Mascoline of Bedford, Ohio. Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, with Pastor Dallas Sanford officiating, and burial in Grandview Memorial Park, Ravenna. Visitation will be Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 January 2011 PATTY ANN FLOYD JOHNSON Patty Ann Floyd Johnson, 72, of Vincent, Ohio, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. She was the daughter of the late Jesse L. and Pauline Yerkey Floyd of Sand Fork. She attended Gilmer County schools and was a 1956 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She worked as a freelance writer and was a member of Gilmer County Historical Society, Ohio Valley Literary Group, and Marietta Chapter of Daughters of the America Revolution. Surviving are three sons, Thomas Johnson of Williamstown, Daniel Johnson of Barlow, Ohio, and Joseph Johnson of Vincent; one daughter, Paula Johnson Graham of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, John Floyd of Fairmont, and first cousin, Larry Morton of Grantsville. She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil V. Johnson; one sister, Linda Floyd Wright; one brother, Jack Floyd; and one grandson, Michael Johnson. Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Steve Delay officiating. Burial was in Otterbein Cemetery, Glenville. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 January 2011 MILFORD TYLER MATHES, JR. Milford Tyler “Jake” Mathes, Jr., 25, of Wallace, N.C., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at his residence. He was born in Webster Springs, the son of Margaret Collins of Grantsville and the late Milford Tyler “Blackie” Mathes, Sr. He was a graduate of Roane County High School and West Virginia University, with a B.S. degree in forestry. He was a member of Wallace Volunteer Fire Dept. Surviving in addition to his mother are two brothers, A.J. Morris of Cowen and Mike Mathes of Grantsville; two sisters, Sherrie Lynn Linkous of Craigsville and Mildred “Star” Green of Grantsville; two nieces, Nevaeha and Breanna Green; and two nephews, Jimmy and Chuckie Linkous. He was preceded in death by one sister, Susanne Riley, and one brother, Billy Riley. Services were held at Adams-Reed Funeral Home, Cowen, with Rev. Randall Griggs officiating. Burial was in Donaldson Cemetery, Cowen. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 January 2011 LILA MILLER Lila M. Miller, 68, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was born in Ravenna, Ohio, and raised at Cremo, the daughter of the late John and Lovie Husk Blosser. She was a 1962 graduate of Calhoun County High School and retired from Nashua/York Photo, Parkersburg, after 15 years service. Surviving are her husband, Steven L. Miller of Parkersburg; one son, Tim Miller of Parkersburg; one sister, Bonnie Blosser; one brother Larry Blosser; and one granddaughter, Amanda Jade Miller. Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Lloyd Keith officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 January 2011 GENEVIEVE YOUNG PURSLEY Genevieve M. Young Pursley, 89, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Selby General Hospital, Marietta, Ohio. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Arthur H. and Ella B. Nichols Young. She was a retired seamstress from the former Kellwood Co. and lifelong member of Boggs Fork Church. Surviving are two daughters, Dianna Sutter of Croton, Ohio, and Patricia Pursley of Spencer; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orland Ray Pursley, on Aug. 6, 1978; two sons, Edwin Pursley of Dayton, Ohio, and Michael R. Pursley of Spencer; and three grandchildren. Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery, near Spencer. Committal service will be held at the funeral home. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 January 2011 EVA ANN SIMMONS SMITH Eva Ann Simmons Smith, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Minnie Hamilton Health System. Surviving are two sisters, Esther Humbertson of Waynesboro, Va., and Loretta Moses of Greenwood, S.C.; one aunt, Nina Whipkey of Parkersburg, formerly of Nobe; and caregiver, Nadine Smith of Big Bend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lafayette Smith; grandparents, Winnie and Preston Simmons, who raised her; and her mother, Winnie Edith Rouner. Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Memorial Gardens, near Grantsville. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 20 January 2011 MARY WHEELER Mary Lou Wheeler, 75, of Leeson Run, Greenwood, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. She was born near Grantsville, the daughter of the late Porter L. and Cassie B. Wilson Reese. She worked at the forme Shepherd Nursing Home, Ellenboro, and was a member of Ruley Chapel Church, Arnold's Creek Road. Surviving are two sons, Randy Reese and Gary Wheeler, both of Greenwood; one daughter, Brenda Todd of Greenwood; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Ford, Leo, Charles and Glen Reese, and two sisters, Christina Britton and Arlene Hoalcraft. Services were held at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Pastor Ovid Lee Pernell officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery

    09/26/2011 08:39:52
    1. [WVCALHOU] Genealogy puzzle
    2. Larry Heffner
    3. While doing research for someone I ran across the following situation: On 2 February 1914, J. A. Sawyers, Sr. was appointed guardian for J. A. Sawyers, Jr., age 14 yrs 4 months. J. A. Sawyers, Jr. was a child of J. A. Sawyers Sr. and Nellie (Campbell) Sawyers. J. A. Sawyers, Sr. & wife Nellie V. (Campbell) Sawyers died in 1920 and 1946 respectively. At the time of the appointment, there were three other children living in the household.... 1 male & 1 female. QUESTION: Why was J. A. Sawyers, Sr. appointed guardian of his own son?? One possible solution is that if J. A. Sawyers, Jr. was named as an heir in someone's will (maybe his grandfather's) he would require a guardian to administer his inheritance. Any other ideas?? -- Larry Heffner Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the Titanic.

    09/24/2011 10:09:49
    1. [WVCALHOU] Calhoun Chronicle Obituaries 14 Dec 2010
    2. Larry Heffner
    3. Susan L. *Cottrell*, 55, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2011 Joseph Odell *Green*, Sr., 64, of Orrville, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 Violet Wilson *Mellott*, 87, of Spencer, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 Darrell David *Vannoy*, 61, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 Charles Howard *Whipkey*, 63, of Grantsville, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 July 2011 SUSAN COTTRELL Susan L. Cottrell, 55, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2011, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Gordon and Hope Jarvis Schoolcraft of Orma. She was a homemaker and a 1973 graduate of Calhoun County High School. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Dave Cottrell, two daughters, Lori Blankenship of Elkview and Kim Cottrell of Grantsville; one sister, Barb Jarvis of Minnora; and one brother, Steve Schoolcraft of Davisville. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cecil and Nell Jarvis and Haley and Louise Schoolcraft, and an infant nephew, Brian Jarvis. Her family is honoring her wishes to be cremated. Memorial services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Hickman and Rev. Glen McBride officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 July 2011 JOSEPH ODELL GREEN, SR. Joseph Odell Green, Sr., 64, of Orrville, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Brenn-Field Nursing Center, Orrville. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Dorsal Joseph and Leota Virginia McCune Green. He worked in the cleaning room and heat treatment for Quality Castings Co., Orrville, before retiring by disability in 2001. Surviving are one daughter, Laura Lehtomaki of Orrville; one son, Joseph O. Green, Jr., of Orrville; four grandchildren; two brothers, William Green of Orrville and Raymond Blankenship of Cambridge; four sisters, Ada Adkins of Creston, Dorma Carnegie of Barberton, Linda Beale of Florence, S.C., and Carmen Cottrill of Monaca, Pa.; special family friend, Brenda Hinerman of Orrville; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia June Hill, whom he married Nov 28, 1967, in Maryland; one son, John Stanley Green; and one grandson, Joseph Stanley Green. Memoial gathering was held at the family residence, Orrville, with Rev. Elane Boggs officiating. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 July 2011 VIOLET WILSON MELLOTT Violet Wilson Mellott, 87, of Spencer, died Sunday, Dec. 12. She was born at Apple Farm, the daughter of the late Joseph and Bethel Bennett Suttle. She was a homemaker. Surviving are four daughters, Laura Thompson of Arnoldsburg, Loretta Moore of Covington, Va, Wanda Carpenter of Spencer and Linda Wilson of Leatherbark; three sons, Foster "Ford" Wilson and Randy Wilson, both of Orma, and Gary Wilson of Flatwoods; one sister, Elizabeth Meadows; 12 grandchildren, Vickie Knight, Velva Crites, Pat Lynch, Angella Brinson, Tewanna Carpenter, Meagan Casto, Pat Wilson, Duane Wilson, Randy Charles Wilson, Jim Wilson, Matt Moore and Josh Moore; 28 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Pat Wilson; her second husband, Ora Mellott; one son, Pat Edward; one daughter, Arretta; one grandson, Nicholas; one sister, Pearl Meadows; and two brothers, Eugene and Earl. Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 July 2011 DARRELL DAVID VANNOY Darrell David Vannoy, 61, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Laurel Nursing Center, Ivydale. He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Darrell J. and Anna Rosenfelt Vannoy. He was a former employee o Calhoun General Hospital. Surviving are one sister-in law, Sharon Vannoy of Parkersburg; one niece, Sheila Travis of Parkersburg; and one nephew, Matthew Vannoy of Walker. He was preceded in death by one sister, Rebecca Jane Vannoy, and two brothers, Dennis James Vannoy and Robert Wayne Vannoy. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 July 2011 CHARLES HOWARD WHIPKEY Charles Howard (Charlie) Whipkey, 63, of Grantsville, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. He was the son of the late Delmas E. (Rooster) and Greta Kelley Whipkey. He owned and operated Classic Creations, Grantsville, and designed the Wood Festival emblem and the Calhoun County flag. He was a former town councilman and current board member of Calhoun County Committee On Aging. Surviving are two brothers, Lawson Carroll Whipkey of Spencer and Denzil Gene Whipkey of Columbia, Calif.; three special "sisters," Marilyn Whipkey Mills of Brohard, Georgia Basnett Stalnaker of Grantsville and Shirley Basnett of Parkesburg; nine nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and life partner, Monty R. Dolly of Grantsville. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Ora Mae Whipkey, and two brothers, Billie Dean Whipkey and Edward Maurice Whipkey. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

    09/07/2011 03:29:04
    1. [WVCALHOU] Calhoun Chronicle Obituaries 16 Dec 2010
    2. Larry Heffner
    3. Susan L. *Cottrell*, 55, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2011 Joseph Odell *Green*, Sr., 64, of Orrville, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 Violet Wilson *Mellott*, 87, of Spencer, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 Darrell David *Vannoy*, 61, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 Charles Howard *Whipkey*, 63, of Grantsville, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 16 December 2010 SUSAN COTTRELL Susan L. Cottrell, 55, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2011, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Gordon and Hope Jarvis Schoolcraft of Orma. She was a homemaker and a 1973 graduate of Calhoun County High School. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Dave Cottrell, two daughters, Lori Blankenship of Elkview and Kim Cottrell of Grantsville; one sister, Barb Jarvis of Minnora; and one brother, Steve Schoolcraft of Davisville. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cecil and Nell Jarvis and Haley and Louise Schoolcraft, and an infant nephew, Brian Jarvis. Her family is honoring her wishes to be cremated. Memorial services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Hickman and Rev. Glen McBride officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 16 December 2010 JOSEPH ODELL GREEN, SR. Joseph Odell Green, Sr., 64, of Orrville, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Brenn-Field Nursing Center, Orrville. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Dorsal Joseph and Leota Virginia McCune Green. He worked in the cleaning room and heat treatment for Quality Castings Co., Orrville, before retiring by disability in 2001. Surviving are one daughter, Laura Lehtomaki of Orrville; one son, Joseph O. Green, Jr., of Orrville; four grandchildren; two brothers, William Green of Orrville and Raymond Blankenship of Cambridge; four sisters, Ada Adkins of Creston, Dorma Carnegie of Barberton, Linda Beale of Florence, S.C., and Carmen Cottrill of Monaca, Pa.; special family friend, Brenda Hinerman of Orrville; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia June Hill, whom he married Nov 28, 1967, in Maryland; one son, John Stanley Green; and one grandson, Joseph Stanley Green. Memoial gathering was held at the family residence, Orrville, with Rev. Elane Boggs officiating. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 16 December 2010 VIOLET WILSON MELLOTT Violet Wilson Mellott, 87, of Spencer, died Sunday, Dec. 12. She was born at Apple Farm, the daughter of the late Joseph and Bethel Bennett Suttle. She was a homemaker. Surviving are four daughters, Laura Thompson of Arnoldsburg, Loretta Moore of Covington, Va, Wanda Carpenter of Spencer and Linda Wilson of Leatherbark; three sons, Foster "Ford" Wilson and Randy Wilson, both of Orma, and Gary Wilson of Flatwoods; one sister, Elizabeth Meadows; 12 grandchildren, Vickie Knight, Velva Crites, Pat Lynch, Angella Brinson, Tewanna Carpenter, Meagan Casto, Pat Wilson, Duane Wilson, Randy Charles Wilson, Jim Wilson, Matt Moore and Josh Moore; 28 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Pat Wilson; her second husband, Ora Mellott; one son, Pat Edward; one daughter, Arretta; one grandson, Nicholas; one sister, Pearl Meadows; and two brothers, Eugene and Earl. Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin. Visitation will be held Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 16 December 2010 DARRELL DAVID VANNOY Darrell David Vannoy, 61, of Mt. Zion, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Laurel Nursing Center, Ivydale. He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Darrell J. and Anna Rosenfelt Vannoy. He was a former employee o Calhoun General Hospital. Surviving are one sister-in law, Sharon Vannoy of Parkersburg; one niece, Sheila Travis of Parkersburg; and one nephew, Matthew Vannoy of Walker. He was preceded in death by one sister, Rebecca Jane Vannoy, and two brothers, Dennis James Vannoy and Robert Wayne Vannoy. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 16 December 2010 CHARLES HOWARD WHIPKEY Charles Howard (Charlie) Whipkey, 63, of Grantsville, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. He was the son of the late Delmas E. (Rooster) and Greta Kelley Whipkey. He owned and operated Classic Creations, Grantsville, and designed the Wood Festival emblem and the Calhoun County flag. He was a former town councilman and current board member of Calhoun County Committee On Aging. Surviving are two brothers, Lawson Carroll Whipkey of Spencer and Denzil Gene Whipkey of Columbia, Calif.; three special "sisters," Marilyn Whipkey Mills of Brohard, Georgia Basnett Stalnaker of Grantsville and Shirley Basnett of Parkesburg; nine nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and life partner, Monty R. Dolly of Grantsville. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Ora Mae Whipkey, and two brothers, Billie Dean Whipkey and Edward Maurice Whipkey. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

    09/07/2011 09:32:58
    1. [WVCALHOU] Calhoun Chronicle Obituaries 14 July 2011
    2. Larry Heffner
    3. Glenna Mae *Davenport*, 65, of Grantsville, died Friday, July 8, 2011 Mary Pauline *Davis*, 89, of Spencer, died Friday, July 8, 2011 Jacqueline “Jackie” *Gumm*, 79, of Smithville, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011 Donald Wade *Hosey*, 84, of Portsmouth, Ohio, died Friday, July 8, 2011 Roy S. *McCollum*, 78, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, died Monday, July 4, 2011 Thelma L. *Stutler*, 87, of Paden City, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 Robert Joseph *Vincent*, 92, formerly of Stinson, died Friday, June 17, 2011 <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 July 2011 GLENNA MAE DAVENPORT Glenna Mae Davenport, 65, of Bramblewood Village, near Grantsville, died Friday, July 8, 2011, at her home. She was born at McCarr, Ky., the daughter of the late John and Pearly Mae Hager. She was the former owner of Glenna’s Country Kitchen. Surviving are three sons, Larry Turner, David Turner and Buddy Turner; one daughter, Pat Laughlin; one sister, Okaleal Brown; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Hager and James Hager, and one great-grandson. Private services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 July 2011 MARY PAULINE DAVIS Mary Pauline Davis, 89, of Spencer, died Friday, July 8, 2011, in Ripley, at the home of her son. She was born at Oka, Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ben and Rosa Sharp Cottrill. She was a retired employee of the former Kellwood Co., Spencer, and was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and Senior Citizens of Reedy and Spencer. Surviving are one son, Chip Davis of Ripley; two grand-children; and one brother, Harold Cottrill of Spencer. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Doe, Vera and Eva; one brother, Walter; her first husband, Jack Bartlett; her second husband, Jack Davis; and one daughter, Alice Kay O’Brien. Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 July 2011 JACQUELINE GUMM Jacqueline “Jackie” Gumm, 79, of Smithville, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Camden-Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus, Parkersburg. She was born at Racket, Ritchie County, the daughter of the late John Paul and Ova Bernice Riddle Burnside. She was a homemaker and farmer. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Church and attended Tanner Chapel. Surviving are one son, John Gumm of White Pine; four daughters, Linda Bush, Susan Frymier and Judy Johnson, all of Smithville, and Cindy Nichols of St. Marys; one sister, Jeineen Haddox of Burnt House; eight grandchildren; and four great-grand-children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jennings Earl “Mutt” Gumm, and one brother, John Paul Burnside, Jr. Services were held at Hardman Chapel, Smithville, with Pastor Alfred Hickman officiating. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 July 2011 DONALD WADE HOSEY Donald Wade Hosey, 84, of Portsmouth, Ohio, died Friday, July 8, 2011, at his home. He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Wade Hampton and Sarah Loretta Snyder Hosey. He retired as Yeoman First Class from the U.S. Navy, having served 21 years in World War II, Korean and Vietnam, where he earned numerous medals. He was owner of River City Claims Service for 26 years until his retirement and had worked for Central Intelligence Agency. He was a member of Portsmouth VFW and Grantsville American Legion and was a United Methodist. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Virginia Bryant Jackson Hosey, whom he married Oct. 4, 1947, in Grantsville; one son, Donald Jackson Hosey of Manassas, Va.; two daughters, Teresa Ann Bratton and Priscilla Ann Hunt, both of Portsmouth; two brothers, Harold Hosey of Mesa, Ariz., and Boyd Hosey of Seattle, Wash.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held at Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home, Portsmouth, with Rev. Peter Michael officiating. Graveside services were held at Betts Cemetery, near Grantsville, with West Virginia Honor Guard providing military graveside services. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 July 2011 ROY MCCOLLUM Roy S. McCollum, 78, of North Ridgeville, Ohio, died Monday, July 4, 2011. He was born at Guthrie, the son of the late Orville Samuel McCollum and Mamie Crawford McCollum of Mt. Zion. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Surviving are two sons, Roy S. McCollum, Jr., and Michael McCollum, both of Ohio; two daughters, Deborah L. McCollum and Linda Rump, both of Ohio; two brothers, Robert McCollum of West Lake, Ohio, and John McCollum of Willoughby, Ohio; two sisters, Frances Starkey of Pleasant Hill and Shirley Mace of Millstone; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Ernestine Hill McCollum. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 July 2011 THELMA STUTLER Thelma L. Stutler, 87, of Paden City, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at New Martinsville Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Oak and Nellie Church Oak. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. Surviving are one daughter, Phyllis Howell of Paden City; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren; and one sister, Betty Bennett of Akron, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Stutler; three sisters, Virginia Fielding, Virgie Yoak and Velma Collins; and one brother, Billy Norman. Services were held at Jarvis-Williams Funeral Home, Paden City, with Ron Crowe officiating. Burial was in Paden Memorial Gardens, New Martinsville. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 14 July 2011 ROBERT JOSEPH VINCENT Robert Joseph Vincent, 92, formerly of Stinson, died Friday, June 17, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. He was the son of the late Hershal and Ada Henry Vincent. He was raised in Calhoun County and farmed with his father and brothers. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, was a U.S. Army veteran of Central Europe and France during World War II, earning a Purple Heart, and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked in plants in Akron, Ohio, and was a construction foreman in Charleston and Bloomington, Ind. Surviving are six children, Judith Chaney, Helen White and Charles Vincent, all of Charleston, Sandra Black of Madison, Ind., Robert Vincent of Woodbridge, Va., and Greg Vincent of Bloom-ington; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and long-time companion, Pat McHale of Orlando. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Knotts Carte of Chloe; his second wife, Agnes Sorrells; three brothers, Everette Vincent, Kenneth Vincent and John Vincent; and one sister, Maud Yost Arnold. He will be buried in West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, in a private service.

    09/07/2011 08:49:08
    1. [WVCALHOU] Calhoun Chronicle Obituaries 20 June 2011
    2. Larry Heffner
    3. Bessie Juanita *Anderson*, 92, of Florence, Ala., died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Wilbert Delaine *McWilliams*, 64, of Big Springs, died Saturday, June 25, 2011 Jennifer Lynn Propst *Miller*, 40, of Rosedale, died Sunday, June 26, 2011 Olive Mary *Morton*, 88, of Big Springs, died Sunday, June 26, 2011 Mae Bess *Newell*, 80, of Orma, died Thursday, June 23, 2011 Vestia *O’Neal*, 81, of Chloe, died Thursday, June 23, 2011 Judith A. *Starcher*, 65, of Bramblewood Village, died Thursday, June 23, 2011 <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 June 2011 BESSIE JUANITA ANDERSON Bessie Juanita Anderson, 92, of Florence, Ala., died Wednesday, June 22, 2011. She was born at Hur, the daughter of the late John Ira and Mary Virginia Riggs McCoy. She was a homemaker. Surviving are one daughter, Sue Ellen Anderson Bermele of Florence; one son, John Edwin Anderson; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Edwin Anderson; six brothers, Ernest, Eddie, Howard, Holly, Glen and George; and two sisters, Thelma and Myrtle. Services were held at Stoney Point New Hope Community Church, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Garry L. Bowen officiating. Burial was in Lynch Cemetery, Arnoldsburg. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 June 2011 WILBERT DELAINE MCWILLIAMS Wilbert Delaine “Mac” McWilliams, 64, of Big Springs, died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at his residence. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Hildred Lee McWilliams and Sarah Jane Selmon McWilliams. He was a 1964 graduate of Calhoun County High School. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from the oil and gas industry. Surviving are four sons, Jason McWilliams and Damon McWilliams, both of Parkersburg, Daniel McWilliams of Williamstown and Warren McWilliams of Elizabeth; one brother, Delbert McWilliams of South Carolina; and three granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Lou Richards McWilliams, in 2003. Services were held Tuesday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Pastor Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial, with full military honors, was provided by Harris-Ritchie VFW Post 3554 at Hardman Chapel Cemetery, Smithville. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 June 2011 JENNIFER LYNN PROPST MILLER Jennifer Lynn Propst Miller, 40, of Rosedale, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at her parents’ Grantsville residence. She was the daughter of Roger Dale and Loretta Hathaway Propst. She was a 1989 graduate of Calhoun County High School, attended WVU-Parkersburg, and graduated as an LPN from New River Technical College, a subsidiary of Bluefield State College. Surviving in addition to her parents, are her husband, Micky Don Miller; one daughter, Shayla Lynne Arnold; two sons, Caden Phillip Arnold and Colten Gregory Miller; and three nephews, Kyler Gregory Propst, Mason Todd Propst and Stanley McLaughlin II. She was preceded in death by one brother, Gregory Allen Propst, on May 14, 2000; paternal grandparents, George James and Edna Ferrell Propst; and maternal grandparents, Orvan “Todd” and Eulanee Stump Hathaway. Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Calhoun County Middle/High School auditorium, with Rev. Shelly Mace and Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., and Friday, noon to 1 p.m., in the auditorium. Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is in charge of arrangements. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 June 2011 OLIVE MARY MORTON Olive Mary Morton, 88, of Big Springs, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at her residence. She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late Eddie A. and Anna Simms Morton. She was a homemaker. Surviving is one niece, Carolyn Jeffery of Creston and a nephew, Allen Swisher. She was preceded in death by one brother, Eddie A. Morton, Jr., and one sister, Lula Swisher. Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Mt Pisgah Cemetery, near Pullman. Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, assisted the family in arrangements. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 June 2011 MAE BESS NEWELL Mae Bess Newell, 80, of Orma, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Emery and Blanche Goodrich Bailey. Surviving are her husband, Harry Newell; two daughters, Marlene McCumbers of Nicut and Jennifer Hall of Arnoldsburg; three sisters, Pauline Brunfield of Elizabeth, Glennis Crites of Windham, Ohio, and Shelly Valentine of Little Hocking, Ohio; three brothers, Arden Bailey of Elizabeth, Arnett Bailey of Warren, Ohio, and Arlan Bailey of Crowder, Okla.; three grandchildren, Tonya Adolf of Pennsylvania, Jennings McCumbers of Nicut and Jonathan Hall of Arnoldsburg; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Johnny, Jr., and her first husband, Jennings Paul Helmick. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Gene Miller and Charles Brady officiating. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 June 2011 VESTIA O'NEAL Vestia O’Neal, 81, of Chloe, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at her home. She was born at Douglas, the daughter of the late George and Aretha Hicks King. Surviving are her husband, Charles; one son, DeWayne; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great- grandchild. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Otis and James; and one son, Steve. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery, Chloe. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 30 June 2011 JUDITH STARCHER Judith A. Starcher, 65, of Bramblewood Village, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at her home. She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Benjamin F. Riddel and Liona Cox Riddel. She was a 1964 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville. Surviving are one brother, Robert Riddel of New Matamoras Ohio; two nephews, Ryan Riddel and Mo Riddel; and three nieces, Jessica Self, Kara Riddel and Brittany Riddel; three great-nieces; and one great-nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Starcher, who was a casualty of the Vietnam War. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery.

    09/07/2011 08:24:15
    1. [WVCALHOU] Calhoun Chronicle Obituaries March 3, 2011
    2. Larry Heffner
    3. Daniel *Butler*, 66, of Windham, Ohio, formerly of Beech, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 Arlie M. *Roberts*, 94, of Lander, Wyo., died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 Pamela Kay *Simonds*, 38, of Spencer, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 Virginia Mae *Smith*, 80, of Munday, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 Frances Eloise Ayers *Spencer*, 83, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 March 2011 DANIEL BUTLER Daniel (Jack) Butler, 66, of Windham, Ohio, formerly of Beech, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at his home. He was born in West Virginia, the son of the late Donzel and Lillie Falls Butler. He was formerly employed by Spancrete and North American Precast. Surviving are his wife, Alice Roosa Butler, whom he married on Apr. 11, 1966; his goddaughter, Misti Goldsboro; seven sisters, Marie Burrows of Newton Falls, Ohio, Pauline Drake and Faye Nichols, both of Spencer, Peggie Hall of Orma, Carolyn Stutzman and Sharon Rucker, both of Wooster, Ohio, and Geneva Rinehart of Follansbee; six brothers, Grover Butler of Spencer, Clarence Butler, Paul Butler, Frank Butler and Kenneth Butler, all of Orma, and Bob Butler of Follansbee; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery, Beech. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 March 2011 ARLIE ROBERTS Arlie M. Roberts, 94, of Lander, Wyo., died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at Poplar Living Center, Casper, Wyo. He was born at Hur, the son of the late James and Melinda Roberts. He graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1937. He had lived in Lander since 1960, where he worked for U.S. Steel until his retirement. Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Doyle of Ogden, Utah; one son, Dale Roberts of Casper; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers, Denver Roberts and wife Paula of Grantsville and Bobby Roberts and wife Faye; and one sister, Patty and husband Bernard. He was preceded in death by one son, Lee; three brothers, Ted, Oran and Bill; and three sisters, Evelyn, Edna and Tessie. A memorial service was held in Kingdom Hall, Lander. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 March 2011 PAMELA KAY SIMONDS Pamela Kay Simonds, 38, of Spencer, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Cabell Huntington Hospital. She was born in Braxton County, the daughter of Mary Irene Simonds of Spencer and the late David Simonds. Surviving in addition to her mother are one brother, Daniel Simonds of Spencer, and two nieces, Megan Potts and Hayli Simonds, both of Spencer. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating, and burial in Nobe Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 March 2011 VIRGINIA MAE SMITH Virginia Mae Smith, 80, of Munday, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at her home. She retired from BFGoodrich in 1992. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, George B. Smith; one daughter, Patricia J. Bloom of Munday; one son, Richard L. Smith of Munday; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Richard Lee Smith, Jr., and one sister, Nadine Rose Conley. Private burial was in Smith Family Cemetery, Munday. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 3 March 2011 FRANCES ELOISE AYERS SPENCER Frances Eloise Ayers Spencer, 83, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Highland Oakes Nursing Center, McConnelsville, Ohio. She was born at White Pine, the daughter of the late Arlie M. and Nellie Jane Stutler Ayers. She was a 1945 graduate of Calhoun County High School and Wood County Vocational Technical Center. She worked as a child development teacher for YWCA Day Care for 26 years and was a volunteer at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital for 18 years. Surviving are two sons, Jeff Spencer of Parkersburg and John Spencer of Fayette City, Pa.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Herman M. Ayers of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Raymon L. Ayers of Sutton; one sister, Orma Connard of Grantsville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, H. David Spencer. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with Pastor Joe Ward officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

    05/06/2011 04:55:04
    1. [WVCALHOU] Calhoun Chronicle Obituaries October 7, 2010
    2. Larry Heffner
    3. Raymond *Bugden*, 87, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 Chester F. *Hall*, 65, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 Zelda A. *Stafford*, 83, of Barrington, N.H., died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 Oleta C. Fling *Tomey*, 85, of Bull Fork Road, Tanner, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 7 October 2010 RAYMOND BUGDEN Raymond Bugden, 87, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the son of the late Edward and Clara Belle King Bugden. He was a professional fisherman and a member of Apostolic Church, Grantsville. Surviving are his wife, Freda Cottrell Bugden; one sister, Reta Rogerson of Davenport, Iowa; three step-daughters, Linda Patterson, Mary McCumbers and Judy Stanford; two step-sons, Russell Falls and Rick Falls; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 7 October 2010 CHESTER HALL Chester F. Hall, 65, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Okey and Nancy McCune Hall. Surviving are two daughters, Shelly Mace of Arnoldsburg and Pebbles Kupfner of Walker; three grandsons, Christopher and Evan Mace of Arnoldsburg and Dustin Kupfner of Walker; one granddaughter, Cheyanne Kupfner of Walker; two sisters, Jean Yost of Cumberland, Ohio, and Eloise White of Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sampson Hall; and eight siblings, Lester Hall, Cecil Hall, Grace Hall Cunningham, Genieve Hall Henderson, Delcie Hall Wayne, Essie Hall Skiera, Ivy Hall McCumbers and Stella Hull. In keeping with Chester's wishes, he was cremated. His ashes will be buried at Orma United Methodist Cemetery. Memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m., at Louisa Chapel United Methodist Church, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Shelly Mace officiating. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 7 October 2010 ZELDA STAFFORD Zelda A. Stafford, 83, of Barrington, N.H., died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. She was born at Freed, the daughter of John and Zan Haught Holpp. Surviving are two daughters, Beverly Haas of Barrington and Sharon Becher of Berlin, N.J.; two granddaughters; two sisters, Tiny Anderson of Vienna and Barbara Skogan of Brevard, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayward Earl Stafford, in 2005. An open house was held in her honor. <----------------------------------------------------------------> “Calhoun Chronicle" – 7 October 2010 OLETA FLING TOMEY Oleta C. Fling Tomey, 85, of Bull Fork Road, Tanner, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Morris and Minnie Gerwig Keith. She was a 1942 graduate of Calhoun County High School and retired from Gilmer County Board of Education as a cook at Gilmer County High School. She was a member of Tanner Chapel Church. Surviving is one step-son, Harry Tomey of Silver Spring, Fla. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Chester Fling, and her second husband, Woodford Toney. Services were held at Tanner Chapel, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Roseville Cemetery, Tanner.

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