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KIMBLE, JOHN O.
1/29/1998
John O. Kimble, 92, of Stumptown, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at
Americare-Glenville.
He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Al and Rosa Kelley
Kimble. He was retired from Cabot Corp. He was a member of Eureka
Lodge 40 AF&AM of Grantsville, Charleston Consistory of Scottish Rite
Bodies and Order of Eastern Star 73 of Grantsville. He was an active
Deputy Instructor for West Virginia Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
and was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, for 58
years.
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Hathaway of Weston; two sons,
Berl Kimble of Glenville and John A. Kimble of Parkersburg; one
foster daughter, Christina Wayne of Stumptown; three sisters,
Charlotte Vanhorn of Corydon, Ind., and Lona Pope and Lora Vaughan,
both of Memphis, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and
three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Downey Kimble; one
daughter, Betty Lee Kimble; three brothers, Otha Kimble, Joy Kimble
and Delbert Kimble; and two sisters, Lenna Wright and Letha Wright.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev.
Herbert Smith officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery,
Grantsville, with Masonic graveside rites.

KING, ANNA MAE - See Tuttle, Anna Mae.

KING, EDITH - See McCune, Edith K.

KING, EDITH K. - See McCune, Edith K.

KING, LONNIE
9/17/98
Lonnie E. King, 37, of Big Bend, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at
Charleston Area Medical Center-Memorial Division following a long
illness.
He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Elmer and Eudora King of
Big Bend.
Surviving in addition to his parents `are one brother, Emory King of
Big Bend, and two sisters, Mary King and Velma King, both of Big
Bend.
Private services will be held at the family's request, with burial in
Taylor Cemetery, Big Bend.

KIRBY, DELBERT
3/12/1998
Delbert Kirby, 87, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Mar. 7, 1998, at
his residence.
He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Rufus and Mary Adams
Kerby. He was a carpenter and formerly owned and operated Kirby's
General Store, Red Hill, for 20 years. He was a member of Mt. Olivet
Lodge #169 and was a Baptist.
Surviving are three daughters, Rosalie Nelson and Linda Kirby, both
of Parkersburg, and Karen Sue Henderson of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one
son, D. Mark Kirby of Parkersburg; one sister, Eula Nelson of Vienna;
four brothers, Victor Kirby of Spencer, Cleo Kirby of Parkersburg,
and Forest Kerby and Wilbert Kerby, both of Calhoun County; six
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Boyd Kerby, and one great-
grandson, Auston Hart.
Services were held at Union Valley Baptist Church, Old St. Marys
Pike, with Rev. Donald Witman and Rev. Phillip Dent officiating.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery North. Memorials may be made to
Union Valley Baptist Church Building Fund, Rt. 1, Box 211,
Parkersburg, WV 26101.

KNIGHT, EDITH
11/19/1998
Edith Knight, 86, of Big Bend, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998, at
Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.
Surviving are one daughter, Phyllis Munday of Munday, three brothers,
Woodrow Criss of Grantsville, and Raymond and William Criss, both of
Vienna; one sister, Emogene Anderson of Parkersburg; seven
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hale Knight, and two
daughters, Betty Starkey and Mary Doak.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary
Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Big Bend Cemetery.

KNOTTS, EFFIE
1/22/1998
Effie Knotts, 81, of Ripley, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, in Eldercare
of West Virginia, Ripley.
She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late George C. and
Nancy Jarvis. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are three sisters, Mary Offutt of Ohio, Minnie Moran of
Weston and Sylvia Pursley of Ona, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Knotts.
Graveside services were held at Eventide Cemetery near Spencer, with
Rev. Michael E. Hall officiating.


KUHL, BERNARD D.
5/28/1998
Bernard D. Kuhl, 56, of Normantown, died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at his
home following a long illness.
He was born in Gilmer County, the son of Russell Kuhl of Normantown
and the late Jewell Collins Kuhl. He was a 1960 graduate of
Normantown High School. He was a former employee of W.Va. Dept. of
Highways and was retired from Consolidated Natural Gas Corp. with 28
years of service. He was a farmer and member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist
Church, Stumptown.
Surviving in addition to his father are his wife of 37 years, Mescal
James Kuhl; one sister, Deloris Furr of Letter Gap; three brothers,
Bob Kuhl of Ashland, Ohio, Bill Kuhl of Walker, and Byrle Kuhl of
Barberton, Ohio.
Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Mt. Pisgah Baptist
Church, Stumptown, with Rev. Mark Watkins officiating, and burial in
Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

LAMBERT, FERN
7/23/1998
Fern Lambert, 73, of Akron, Ohio, died Saturday, July 11, 1998.
She was born at Orma, the daughter of the late Anna Fleming and James
Lambert.
Surviving are four nieces, Carol Majoras of Elyria, Ohio, Jean
Sampson and Margaret Sampsonn-McClain, both of Massillon, Ohio, and
Janneta Sampson, Orma; and several great nieces and nephews, great-
great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, one half-sister, one half-
brother, two nieces and two nephews.
Services were held in Akron. Burial was in East Liberty Cemetery,
Akron.

LANHAM, HOMER C.
11/26/1998
Homer Clarence Lanham, 82, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 19,
1998, in St. Joseph's Hospital.
He was born in Brooksville, the son of the late Thomas Jefferson and
Rosie Alice Richards Lanham. He retired from Ideal Corrugated Box Co.
in 1979 after more than 40 years of service, and was a member of
Christian Life Center.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Roxie Copen Lanham; one daughter,
Barbara Fleenor; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ross Lanham and Larance
Lanham, and two sisters, Lusille Frame and Louise Frame.
Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with
Pastor Delton G. Smith officiating. Burial was in Owl Hill Cemetery.

LAW, BETTY J.
9/10/98
Betty J. Law, 74, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at her
residence.
She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late James Alley
Gunn and Elizabeth Kelly Gunn McIntire. She was a graduate of Calhoun
County High School and West Virginia Business College, and retired
from the Harrison County Clerk's office where she served as
bookkeeper. She was a member of Rachel Chapter #47 Order of Eastern
Star (now Queen Ester Chapter #11).
Surviving are two daughters, Victoria Seders of Bridgeport and Robin
Compton of Farmington, N.M. one sister, Edna Fowler of Lorain, Ohio;
and four grandchildren, Michael and Robert Seders of Bridgeport and
Nathan and Tyler Compton of Farmington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Law; two
brothers, Edward Bill Gunn and Robert Gunn; and two sisters, Eleanor
Lutz and Emma "Boots" Johnson.
Services were held at Bridgeport Cemetery, with Rev. Thomas P. Horne
officiating.


LAWSON, MINNIE B. - See Robinson, Minnie B.

LEACH, ORVILLE
6/25/1998
Orville Leach, 88, of Millstone, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at
Americare of Parkersburg.
He was born at Daniels Run, the son of the late Madison and Mae
Carpenter Leach. He was a retired driller in the oil and gas industry
for 60 years, and was a former employee of Francis Cain Oil and Gas
Co.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Oleda Leach; one daugh-ter, Ruby
Offutt of Parkersburg; two sons, Donald Leach of LaGrange, Ohio, and
Richard Leach of Huntington; one sister, Ethel Slider of Beckley; one
brother, Hatzel Leach of Millstone; seven grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev.
Joseph Law officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

LERCH, ESTHER JANET
10/29/98
Esther Janet Gump Keaton Lerch, 94, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at
Redding, Calif.
She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charles
Edward Gump and Margaret Ellison Gump.
Surviving are one son, Desmon Keaton of Redding; and several nieces,
nephews and cousins, including Imogene Brock, Glen and Betty Ellison,
Milford Harold of Davisville, Jennings and Bonnie Ellison of Minnora
and Hazel Bullard of Minnora.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Bernell Keaton and Bill
Keaton; one daughter, Glada; three brothers, Josiah Gump, Phillip
Gump and Robert Gump; one sister, Estel Hinkel; and two foster
sisters, Flossie Carter and Shirley Stalnaker.
Services were held at McDonald Chapel, Redding, with Rev. Jack Ennis
of Faith Tabernacle officiating. Burial was in Burney Cemetery,
Burney, Calif.

LITTLE, WILLARD
1/15/1998
Willard Little, 82, of Ft. Wayune, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998,
in St. Joseph Medical Center, Ft. Wayne.
He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Lewis and Nellie
Elliott Little.
He retired from Fruehauf Trailer Copr. in 1981 after 35 years. He
was a member of U.A.W. Local 776.
Surviving are one son, D. Bruce Little of Ft. Wayne; one daughter,
Janice I. Little of Ft. Wayne; one sister Gertrude Propst of
Grantsville, and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna E. Little, in 1993.
Services were held at D. O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home,
Ft. Wayne. Burial was in Highland Park Cemetery, Ft. Wayne.

LOWE, ESTA
9/3/1998
Esta L. Lowe, 86, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, in Camden-
Clark Memorial Hospital, following a long illness.
She was born in Minnora, the daughter of the late Thurman and Maude
Jarvis Bush. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are one half-brother, Don Bush of Grantsville, and one
half-sister, Dorothy Propst of Zephyr Hills, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph D. Lowe.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev.
Larry Jones officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


LUDWIG, EVA
8/27/1998
Eva Ludwig, 91, of Parkersburg, died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at her
residence.
She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ralph and
Nora Yoke Ayers.
Surviving are one daughter, Betty Tassinare of Southfield, Mich.; one
grandson, Steven Neale of Corona, Calif.; two brothers, Paul Ayers of
Parkersburg and James Ayers of Tampa, Fla.; and one sister, Mary
Casto of Parkersburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Ludwig, Sr.; one
son, Curtis Ludwig, Jr.; two brothers; and two sisters.
Services were held at Big Tygart Cemetery, with Rev. Paul Russell
officiating.

LYNCH, ALMA E. - See Lynch, Alma E.

LYNCH, MERLE W.
2/26/1998
Merle Witte Lynch, 92, of Charleston died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at
Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison.
She was born in Arnoldsburg and was a retired postmaster at Millstone
from 1964 to 1980. She was a member of Louisa Chapel United Methodist
Church, Arnoldsburg.
Surviving are two daughters, Norma Boggs of Clothier and Patricia
Laughlin of Charleston; one sister, Elsie Wilson of Frametown; and
one great-grandson, Bryan W. Boggs of Flower Mound, Tex.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry H. Lynch; one
daughter, Betty Jo Lynch; an infant son; and one grandson, William B.
Boggs,
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in
Albert's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sand Ridge.

LYNCH, RANDALL R.
1/8/1998
Randall R. "Pipewrench" Lynch, 51, of Creston, died Friday, Dec. 26,
1997, at Roane General Hospital.
He was born in Parkersburg, a son of Seaward Lynch of Creston and the
late Emma Blankenship Lynch. He was a 1964 graduate of Wirt County
High School and attended Glenville State College. He was an oil and
natural gas producer and owner of several Creston-based businesses
including Weva Operating, R&R Construction, R&A Production, Creston
Well Service and L&W Farms. He was an overseer of Mt. Pleasant
(Groundhog) Cemetery, enjoyed hunting, and was a longtime CB radio
operator, having been known under the handle Pipewrench.
Surviving, in addition to his father, are his wife, Barbara Ann
Vandale Lynch; one son, Randall Lynch of Creston; two daughters,
Christina Miller of Annamoriah and Stephanie Lynch of Gallipolis; two
brothers, Robert Lynch of Creston and Rodney Lynch of Akron; and two
granddaughters.
Graveside services were held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, near Creston,
with Pastor Ron Swiney officiating. Memorials may be made to Mt.
Pleasant Cemetery, c/o Busch Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43, Elizabeth, WV
26143.

MALLEY, OPAL M.
11/12/1998
Opal M. Malley, 85, of Grantsville died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.
She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late James
Herbert and Erna Mae Burrows Saunders.She enjoyed making crafts,
quilting, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Wilson; two grand-children, Jan
and Caitlin; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Alfred
Hickman officiating. Burial was in Broomstick Cemetery.

MARKS, GLORIA
12/17/1998
Gloria M. Marks, 59, of Orma, died Saturday, Dec. 12, in Roane
General Hospital, following a brief illness.
She was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late John Charles
and Berdina Mont Hoovler.
Surviving are her husband, Ronzel Marks; one son, Roger H. Hoovler of
Orrville, Ohio; one step-daughter, Becky Chaney of Apple Creek, Ohio;
three step-sons, Jeffrey Marks and Jason Marks, both of Shreve, Ohio,
and Erick Marks of Wooster, Ohio; one sister, Alice Hoovler of Erie,
Pa.; two brothers, Charles Hoovler of Franklin, Pa., and Henry
Hoovler of Arkansas; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home,
Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating, and burial in Elmira
Baptist Church Cemetery, Elmira.

MARKS, WALTER C.
6/25/1998
Walter C. Marks, 74, of Arnoldsburg, died Monday, June 22, 1998, at
his home.
He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fred and Mina Rush
Marks. He was an equipment operator in the pipeline construction
industry.
Surviving are three sons, David Marks of Newark, Johnnie Marks of
Medina, Ohio, and Billy Marks of Grantsville; four daughters, Barbara
Bush and Connie McCartney, both of Grantsville, Erma Sinns of Bedford
Heights, Ohio, and Mae Lemon of Inverness, Fla.; two sisters, Vina
Harris Parsons of Arnoldsburg and Geraldine Boothe of Grantsville;
three brothers, Verdis (Shorty) Marks of Zanesville, Ohio, Henry
Marks of Millstone and Virgil (Red) Marks of Canal Fulton, Ohio; 20
grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home,
Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mike Worf officiating. Burial will be in
Poling-Marks Cemetery, Millstone. Visitation was scheduled at the
funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday.

MARSHALL, ELLEN J.
7/2/1998
Ellen JoAnn Marshall, 52, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, June 24,
1998, at Parkview Health Care Center.
She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Grant and Elsie
Cremeans Marshall. She worked for McHappy's for 24 years.
Surviving are one son, Christopher Marshall of Little Hocking; two
brothers, Eugene Marshall and Jack Marshall, both of Little Hocking;
two grandchildren, Stephen and Rebecca Marshall, both of Grantsville;
and a special friend, Robert Gallagher of Parkersburg.
She was preceded in death by one brother, one sister, and one
daughter.
Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with
Rev. Larry Rice officiating. Burial was in Decatur Methodist
Cemetery.

MATHEWS, MATHEW
6/4/1998
Mathew Foster Mathews, 74, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, at Memorial
Southeast Hospital, Houston, Tex.
He was born in Vienna, a son of the late William J. and Bess W.
Mathews. He attended Parkersburg High School and graduated from
Calhoun County High School in 1941. He was active in band at both
schools. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War,
and was owner of Mathews Rechargeable Batteries, Houston.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Mathews of Pearland, Tex.; three
sons, Michael C. Mathews, Sr., of Pearland, Kimberly Mathews of
Toledo, Ohio, and William James of Toledo; two daughters, Stephanie
Vaughn of Dayton, Ohio, and Kelly Fair of Lafayette, Colo.; one
brother, William J. Mathews of Vienna; and several grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Mathews.
Services were held at SouthPark Funeral Home, Pearland. Graveside
services will be held at Evergreen North Cemetery, Parkersburg, on
Wednesday, July 8, at 11 a.m.

MAYNE, ROGER W.
8/20/1998
Roger W. Mayne, 50, of Spencer, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998, in
CAMC-Memorial Division, Charleston, after a sudden illness.
He was born in Spencer, the son of Mildred Batten Mayne of Spencer
and the late William O. (Bill) Mayne. He was a truck driver for Great
American Lines, Ravenswood, and a farmer. He had been an employee of
the former Spencer Hospital.Surviving in addition to his mother are
his wife, Patricia Bush Mayne of Spencer; one daughter, Pamela Ann
Mayne of Spencer; two sons, Eric Mayne, with the U.S. Navy, Norfolk,
Va., and Johnny Mayne of Spencer; one brother, John G. Mayne of
Newton; and one half brother, Jack Batten of Pt. Pleasant.
Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial
was in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

MAZE, WILBERT B.
1/8/1998
Wilbert Blaine Maze, 54, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Dec. 25,
1997, at his residence.
He was born in Calhoun County, a son of Nona Rose Maze of Munday and
the late Clarence Maze, Sr. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was
employed by B.F. Goodrich, Spencer, for 22 years. He attended Mt.
Zion United Methodist Church.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Phyllis M. Maze;
two daughters, Ann Kaufman of Grantsville and Elaine Lindenthal of
Birch River; two brothers, Dr. Clarence Maze, Jr., of Petersburg,
Va., and Roger Maze of Limestone, Tenn.; three sisters, Betty Krugman
of Pennsboro, Connie Lahman of Aiken, S.C., and Karen Richard of
Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and two grand-children.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Jeff
Lahman and Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial was in Maze Cemetery,
Munday.

McCARTNEY, CAROLYN - See Postalwait, Carolyn.

McCLAIN, ARIEL E., JR.
11/19/1998
Ariel E. "Mac" McClain, Jr., 77, of Ironton, Ohio, died Saturday,
Nov. 14, 1998, in Kings Daughter Medical Center, Ashland, Ky.
He was born in Salem, the son of the late Ariel E. and Flossie Mae
Allen McClain, Sr. He was a World War II Army veteran and a retired
truck driver fo Ford Brothers with 30 years service. He also worked
in gas fields for Hope Natural Gas Co., Grantsville. He graduated
from Calhoun County High School and was a Baptist.
Surviving are his wife, Maxine Byrd McClain; one daughter, Andrea
Trippy of Huntington; one son, Tom McClain of Coal Grove; four
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Helen
Watson of Belpre, Ohio, June Buckland of Charlerol, Pa., and Nadine
Gant of Tempe, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Irvin McClain, and one
sister, Pauline Coulter.
Services were held at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with Minister
Philip LeMaster officiating. Burial was in Highland Memorial Gardens.

McCUMBERS, ROGER LEE
6/4/1998
Roger Lee McCumbers, 48, of Nicut, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at
Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division, after an extended
illness.
He was born in Nicut, a son of Lester and Linda McCumbers of Nicut.
He attended Lower Nicut Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Shawnna Stout of Servia; two sons, Joey
Lee McCumbers of Clay and Roger Shannorn McCumbers of Servia; six
sisters, Beatrice Putman of Arnoldsburg, Anna Lee White of Burton,
Ohio, Louis Paulette Ice of Mantua, Ohio; Betty Jo Cottrell of Nicut;
Sharon Mooris of Newton Falls, Ohio, and Tammy Smith of Tanner; two
brothers, Billy Dean McCumbers of Five Forks and Timmothy Mark
McCumbers of Nicut; and one grandson, Christopher Trae Stout.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Ed
Moore officiating. Burial was in Mount Run Cemetery, near Nicut.

McCUNE, EDITH K.
2/12/1998
Edith Kathleen King McCune, 72, of Fayetteville, died Thursday, Jan.
29, 1998, in Oak Hill.
She was a housewife an attended the Church of God.
Surviving are one son, Gary McCune of Goldsboro, N.C.; two daughters,
Sharon Lea Pyatt of Oak Hill and Betty Jo Triplett of Fayetteville;
one brother, Bernell King of Winslow, Ark.; three sisters, Goldie
Bess of Fenwick, Dora Lea Davis of Fayetteville and Charlotte Ann
Lewis of Akron, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren;
and sisters-in-law, Lida Bailey of Minnora and Ida Siers of
Grantsville.
Services were held at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayettevile, with
Rev. Joann Treadway officiating. Burial was in High Lawn Memorial
Park, Oak Hill.

McDONALD, GAIL, - See Mills, Gail M.

McINTIRE, BETTY J. - See Law, Betty J.

McKOWN, SHIRLEY
4/16/1998
Shirley Powell McKown, 93, of Lookout, died Sunday, Apr. 12, 1998, at
a personal care home in Fayetteville.
She was born in Cabin Creek, a daughter of the late Lon and Mae Downs
Powell. She was a member and a Sunday School teacher for over 50
years at Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, Lookout. She was a member
of Longdale Chapter of Order of Eastern Star, Lookout Garden Club,
Farm Bureau Association, Farm Women's Club, Fayette Co. Homemakers
Club, Fayette Co. Retired Teachers Association, National Education
Association, and AARP. She was a retired teacher and principal for
Calhoun and Fayette counties boards of education. She was a Morris
Harvey College graduate.
Surviving are two daughters, Lou M. Lilly of Oak Hill and Marty S.
Booth of Vienna; five sons, Robert E McKown of Fayetteville, Theodore
R. McKown of Painesville, Ohio, Paul McKown of Charleston, Edward P.
McKown of Savannah, Ga., and Franklin McKown of St. Cloud, Fla.; four
sisters, Eva Burton of Parkersburg, Amy Hathaway of Grantsville,
Lucille Wilmouth of Millstone and Emma Neal Montgomery of Columbia,
S.C.; two brothers, William G. Powell of St. Albans and Rue Powell of
Arnoldsburg; and one sister-in-law, Laverne Powell of Fayetteville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Evan McKown; one daughter,
Helen Wade; two sons, Jack McKown and Charles McKown; one sister,
Verla Powell Poling; two brothers, Paul Powell and Victor Powell; and
one grandson, Greg McKown.
Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Albert's Chapel United
Methodist Church, Sandridge, with Rev. Brad McBee officiating. Burial
will be in the church cemetery.
Visitations were scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Wallace &
Wallace Chapel, Ansted, with Eastern Star services at 7:30 p.m. by
Longdale Chapter, Lookout, and Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., at the
church. Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive U.M. Church, Lookout, WV
25868, or Albert's Chapel U.M. Church, Sandridge, W.Va., in care of
Mary McKee, Millstone, WV 25261.

METZ, FOREST 'BRUCE'
5/14/1998

Forest "Bruce" Metz, 73, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Nicut, died
Saturday, May 2, 1998, at Barberton Citizens Hospital, Barberton,
Ohio, following a long illness.
He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Martin Metz, Sr.,
and Maude Boone Metz. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and
was retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., Akron. He was a
member of VFW Post #3532, Akron.
Surviving are six daughters, Wanda Bush of Glenville and Diane
Stopher, Debbie Cook (with whom he made his home), Denise Heppe,
Denine Metz and Dawn Marks, all of Akron; one son, Steve Metz of
Akron; five sisters, Emma Siers and Gertie Perkins, both of Chloe,
Inez Carr of Millstone, Pauline Farrar of Glenville and Irene Wayne
of Spencer; two brothers, Martin Metz, Jr., of Orma and Frank Metz of
Chloe; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Thurl Metz and Clell Metz,
and one sister, Anna Miller Longfellow.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mike
Worf officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery, Minnora.

METZ, PAULINE - See Farrar, Pauline

MILLER, IRENE E.
1/29/1998
Irene E. Miller, 71, of Tanner, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at her
residence.
She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Seymour and
Annie Burrows Smith. She was retired from B. F. Goodrich Co.,
Grantsville, and was a Baptist.
Surviving aer her husband, John W. Miller; two daughters, Helen
Travis of Mineral Wells and Mildred Nelson of Jacksonville, Fla., two
sons, Herbert Dale Smith and Delbert O. Collins, both of Florida; two
stepsons, John W. Miller, Jr., of Baltimore, Md., and Carl E. Miller
of Lumberbridge, N. C.; one sister, Ruby Holbert of Florida; two
brothers, Harry Oak Smith of New Mexico and Albert Thurl Smith of
South Carolina; 39 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Annabelle Bennett; and one
grandson.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev.
Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

MILLER, JOHN
12/24/1998
John Miller, 84, of Lumber Bridge, N.C., formerly of Tanner, died
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, in Moore County Regional Hospital, Southern
Pines, N.C.
Services were scheduled Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home,
Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Hunt
Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation was scheduled one hour prior to
services.

MILLER, L. GORDON
7/16/1998
Lester Gordon Miller, 67, of Bayville, N.J., died Wednesday, July 8,
1998, at Community Medical Center, Toms River, following a heart
attack.
He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Sullie A. and Carrie
Miller. He was employed by Pappettis Trucking, Elizabeth, N.J.,
where he had worked as an interstate truck driver for 17 years. He
was previously employed as a bus driver for Greyhound. He was a Navy
veteran, and a member of Lacey Township Elks Club and Veterans of
Foreign Wars, Bayville.
Surviving are his wife, Marion Chencharik Miller; one son, Lester G.
Miller, Jr.. of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Debbie Sonnay,
Spring Hill, Fla., and Pam Jajer, Woodridge, N.J.; one sister, Melba
Jean Miller of Grantsville; one step-son, Robert Apple of Bayville;
four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two half-brothers, Richard Gail Miller of
Hutchenson, Kan., and Charles Runnion of St. Marys.

O'Connell's Home for Funerals, Bayville, was in charge of
arrangements. Donations were made to Bayville First Aid Squad in his
memory.

MILLER, LEXIE K.
5/28/1998
Lexie K. Miller, 93, of Mt. Zion, died Sunday, May 24, 1998, at
Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, following a long illness.
He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Howard and Sarah
Starcher Miller. He was a retired U.S. mail carrier with 26 years
service and was a member of Bryner Chapel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Opal Hughes Miller; three daughters, Wanda L.
Miller of Mt. Zion, Mary Parsons Riggs of Little Hocking, Ohio, and
Janet Thomas of McAllister, Okla.; two sons, Donald L. Miller of
Pettyville and John Miller of Mt. Zion; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-
grandchildren; and six great-great-grand-children.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dollie Hughes Miller; one
daughter, Barbara Riggs; one sister, Dona Miller; and one brother,
Cecil Miller.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Glen
McBride officiating. Burial was in Bryner Chapel Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

MILLER, LUCILLE A.
8/20/1998
Lucille A. Miller, 41, of Akron, Ohio, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998,
in Akron City Hospital, following a long illness.
Surviving are her mother, Cleo E. Miller of Rosedale; two sons,
Nicholas J. Coleman and Ronald B. Hopkins, both of Akron; and five
brothers, William Miller of Corning, Calif., Robert Miller of
Mogadore, Ohio, James Miller of Baltimore, Md., Jerry Miller of
Elkhart, Ind.; and Herbert Miller of Rosedale.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Mark
Gerwig officiating. Burial was in Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosedale.

MILLS, GAIL M.
2/26/1998
Gail M. Mills, 81, of Elizabeth died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at
Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Mudlick, a daughter of the late Tell and Ethel Parker
McDonald. She was a 1934 graduate of Calhoun County High School and a
1938 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor of science
degree in home economics. She taught home economics and biology for
five years at Montcalm Junior High School, Mercer County. She was a
World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Navy WAVES as a chief
pharmacist's mate in the Hospital Corps Rehabilitation Program. She
graduated from Philadelphia School of Occupational Therapy and was a
registered occupational therapist having practiced at Aspinwall and
Clarksburg Veterans Administration hospitals. She was a long time
member of Elizabeth Baptist Church where she was a member of the
choir. She was a member of Grantsville Chapter 73, Order of Eastern
Star, a member and past president of Woman's Club of Elizabeth,
active with General Federation of Woman's Clubs of West Virginia, a
member of American Legion Auxiliary Post #55 of Elizabeth, a life
member of West Virginia 4-H All Stars, and a life member of West
Virginia University Alumni Association where she was awarded emeritus
status. She enjoyed cooking, bridge, crafts, and was an accomplished
seamstress.
Surviving are one son, Dr. Douglas J. Mills of Elizabeth; one
grandson, Chase D. Mills of Elizabeth; and one granddaughter, Lacey
N. Mills of Elizabeth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Jerald Mills; two
brothers, Romeo T. McDonald and J. Parker McDonald; and one sister,
Ruth M. Witt.
Services were held at Elizabeth Baptist Church, with Rev. Mark McCloy
officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville, with
military honors. Memorials may be made to WVU Foundation, c/o Busch
Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43, Elizabeth, WV 26143.

MOLLOHAN, ARNOLD
9/17/98
Arnold Mollohan, 71, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at
Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
He was born in Clay County, the son of the late Lanty and Maude
Rogers Mollohan. He was retired from Timken Roller Bearing Co.,
Canton, Ohio.
Surviving are two sons, Stephen Mollohan and Denzil Mollohan, both of
Canton, Ohio; three daughters, Thelma Mollohan of Parkersburg, Connie
Mollohan of Gerrardstown and Doris Mollohan of Russellville, Ala.;
four sisters, Hallie Cunningham of Burning Springs, Mable Justice of
Reedy, Bonnie Worstell and Ruth Koon, both of Marietta, Ohio; and
four grandchildren.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev.
Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in Nebo Baptist Church
Cemetery, Nebo.

MOORE, ROY 'JEFF'
5/21/1998Roy "Jeff" Moore, 47, of Chloe, died Wednesday, May 13,
1998, at CAMC General Division following a sudden illness.
He was born in Braxton County, a son of Martha Tanner Moore of
Florida and the late Clarence Moore. He was a farmer.
Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Hilda Flinn Moore;
one son, Gary L. Flinn of Apple Creek, Ohio; two sisters, Thelma
Carte of Chloe and Kathleen Hughes of Nebo; two brothers, Roscoe
Moore and Mick Moore, both of Chloe; three step-daughters, Wanda
Davisson of Apple Creek, Betty Westfall of Orma and Connie Beers of
Navarre, Ohio; two step-sons, Ronnie Cross of Apple Creek and Floyd
Cross of Chloe; 10 step-grandchildren; and six step-great-
grandchildren.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev.
Richard Westfall officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.

MORFORD, JAMES E.
1/8/1998
Longtime Calhoun County politician James E. Morford, 79, of
Grantsville, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Dr. James A. and
Margaret Elizabeth Stalnaker Morford. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II and was a West Virginia University graduate. He was a
former auditor for West Virginia Dept. of Highways and former owner
of Bridge Service Station, Grantsville. He was a former Calhoun
County teacher and served three terms in W.Va. House of Delegates. He
served two terms as Calhoun County sheriff and was a former recorder
for the Town of Grantsville. He was a retired Grantsville postmaster.
He was a member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, of Grantsville and Knotts
Memorial United Methodist Church.
Surviving are one son, James A. Morford of Grantsville; one daughter,
Kathryn Ellen Gainer of Knoxville, Tenn.; one brother, Dr. Warren
Morford of Proctorville, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary K. Morford; one sister,
Kathryn Kaiser; and one brother, John William Morford.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary
Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville,
with Masonic graveside rites.

MORGAN, OSCAR R. JR.
4/9/1998
Oscar R. Morgan, Jr., 59, of Cabot Station, died Sunday, April 5, at
his home following a brief illness.
He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Oscar R. and Alta
Florence Richards Morgan. He was a member of VFW, Grantsville.
Surviving are one niece, Mary Bennett of Exchange, and one uncle,
Tracy Richards of Belpre, Ohio.

Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home,
Grantsville, with Rev. David Morris officiating. Burial will be in
Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation is one hour prior to services.

MORGAN, OWEN R.
7/16/1998
Owen Russell Morgan, 81, of Radford, Va., died Monday, July 6, 1998,
at his residence.
He was the son of the late T.S. (John) and Ruby Jane Fox Morgan. He
was a member of Fairlawn United Methodist Church and attended
Fairlawn Baptist Church. He was a 1935 graduate of Calhoun County
High School.
Surviving are his wife, Frances Boone Morgan; two sons and daughters-
in-law, Edward Brown and Helen Morgan of Abingdon, Va., and Owen
Robert and Susan Morgan of Wytheville, Va.; one daughter and son-in-
law, Alice Jane and Gary Barr of Raphine, Va.; four sisters, Jean
Campbell and Joy Stevens, both of Grantsville, Audena Newhart of
Williamstown and Dolly Morgan of Mount Dora, Fla.; and three
grandchildren, Peter Morgan, Ethan Barr and Owen Roy Morgan.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur, Bob and Quinton
Morgan, and three sisters, Lenora Davis, and Betty and Pauline
Morgan.
Services were held at Fairlawn Baptist Church with Rev. Danny Collins
officiating. Burial was in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Memorials
may be made to Fairlawn Baptist Church, 4 Oxford Ave., Radford, VA
24014, or Gentle Shepherd Hospice, 4040 Franklin Road, SW, Roanoke,
VA 24014.

MORGAN, QUINTON P.
3/12/1998
Quinton P. Morgan, 78, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Mar. 7, 1998,
at Roane General Hospital.
He was born in Arnoldsburg, a son of the late T.S. and Ruby Fox
Morgan. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II and was
retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a well-known livestock
farmer and a member of Barnes Run Community Church.
Surviving are one son, Mitchell Morgan of Arnoldsburg; four sisters,
Joy Stevens of Grantsville, Imogene Campbell of Mt. Zion, Dolly
Morgan of Mt. Dora, Fla., and Audene Newhart of Williams-town; one
brother, Owen Morgan of Radford, Va.; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Reda Morgan; one son; two
brothers; and three sisters.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in
Morgan Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

MORLAN, LOTTI L.
5/14/1998
Lotti L. Morlan, 91, of Parkview Nursing Center, Parkers-burg, died
Thursday, May 7, 1998, in St. Joseph's Hospital.
She was born in Freed, a daughter of the late Frank and Effie Smith
Morrison. She was a homemaker and a member of North End Church of
Christ.
Surviving are her stepmother, Blondena Morrison of Craigsville; one
daughter, Naomi Stanley of Parkersburg; four sons, Robert Cooper of
Beckley, Dennis Cooper of Parkersburg, Shirley W. Cooper of Coolville
and Philip Cooper of Cleveland; three stepdaughters, Ruth Stephen,
Blanche King and Christina Morlan, all of Parkersburg; one stepson,
John Morlan of Parkersburg; two brothers, Jeptha Morrison of
Parkersburg and J.P. Morrison of Five Forks; one half-sister, Eloise
Mullins of Craigsville; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and
one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Loura T. Cooper; her
second husband, Fred Morlan; three brothers; and three sisters.
Services were held at North End Church of Christ, with Wirt Cook and
Eddie Cooper officiating. Burial was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery,
Elizabeth.

MORRIS, ARLIS E.
8/27/1998

Arlis E. Morris, 77, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, in
Americare-Salem, Salem, following a long illness.
He was born in Braxton County, the son of the late Mode and Bessie
Jarvis Morris. He was a World War II veteran and a retired carpenter.
Surviving are one sister, Geraldine Shaffer of Stumptown; one
brother, Paul Morris of Fayetteville; and one half-sister, Louise
Holcomb of Bridgeport.
Private burial will be held in Nobe Cemetery.

MORRIS, EDNA F. - See Carter, Edna F.

MORRIS, JUNE B.
9/10/98
June B. Morris, 78, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at
Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, following an extended illness.
She was born June 26, 1920, in Lewis County, the daughter of the late
Alva and Chloe Burke.
She was a graduate of Jane Lew High School and was a former Brownie
and Cub Scout leader and 4-H leader. She was a member of Calhoun
General Hospital Auxiliary and Hacker'3 Creek Pioneer Descendants.
For several years, she worked with her husband in Morris Oil and Gas
Co. and the family farm.
Surviving are her husband, Donald W. Morris, whom she married in
1945; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Stephen Maxwell of
Clarksburg and Jane and Ronald Carpenter of Grantsville; one son and
daughter-in-law, Richard J. and Jennifer Morris of Grantsville; one
brother, Opha M. Burke of Weston; eight grandchildren; and one great-
grandchild.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev.
William Taylor officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

MORRISON, JEPTHA D.
10/29/98
Jeptha D. Morrison, 85, of Parkersburg died Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998,
at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Frank and Effie
Smith Morrison. He was retired from FMC, Parkersburg, and was a
member of North End Baptist Church. He was a World War II Army
veteran.
Surviving are one son, Henry Morrison of Parkersburg; one daughter,
Mabel Y. Keever of Belleville; one brother, J.P. Morrison of Five
Forks; one half-sister, Eloise Mullins of Craigsville; eight
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-
grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorthy E. Morrison; three
brothers; and four sisters.
Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with
Evangelist Eddie Cooper officiating. Burial was in Yoak Cemetery.

MORRISON, LORRAINE S. - See Haddox, Lorraine.

MORRISON, LOTTI L. - See Morlan, Lotti L.

MURPHY, JARRIET "JACK"
10/1/98
Jarriet "Jack" Murphy, 64, of Akron, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 11,
1998.He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Arthur and
Flona Murphy.
He retired from B&W as a tool applicator after 35 years service. He
was a member of Akron Baptist Temple and National Lodge 568, AF&AM.

Surviving are his wife, Goldie; one daughter, Sallie Wolfe of
Kernersville, N.C.; one granddaughter, Patti Blackburn of Wilmington,
N.C.; one great-granddaughter, Cassandra; one brother, Ralph Murphy
of Norton, Ohio; one sister, Dorma Cooper of Norton; and many nieces
and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Garrison Murphy.
Services were held at Akron Ba tist Temple, with Rev. Howard Powell
officiating. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

NEWTON, Z. DORIS
4/30/1998
Z. Doris Newton, 85, of Leetonia, Ohio, formerly of Belpre, Ohio,
died Monday, Apr. 20, 1998, in Salem, Ohio.
She was born in Annamoriah, a daughter of the late William and Daisy
Stutler Beall.
Surviving are one daughter, two sons, two sisters, nine
grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Leetonia.

NICHOLS, EFFIE - See Wilson, Effie.

NICHOLSON, DELBERT L.
1/8/1998
Delbert Lewis Nicholson, 75, of Sand Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 4,
1998, at his residence.
He was born in Copen, Braxton County, a son of the late Doesey and
Bertha Steel Nicholson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II
and a former employee of Grafton Foundry, Grafton, Ohio. He was a
stockman and a farmer. He was a member of Orma United Methodist
Church.
Surviving are his wife, Clara B. Runyon Nicholson of Sand Ridge; five
daughters, Barbara Sue Reinard of Woodsbridge, Va., Sandra Mae Hess
and Rebecca Lynne Hess, both of Glenville, Donna Faye Nicholson of
West Virginia and Dolly Jean Hickman of Grantsville; three sons,
Delbert Junior Nicholson and Leonard Dewayne Nicholson, both of
Grantsville, and Timothy Lewis Nicholson of Jacksonville, Fla.; three
sisters; two brothers; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-
grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral
Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial will be
in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery, with military rites
conducted by Clay VFW Post 4419.
Visitation was scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

NITZ, WILLIAM FOSTER
2/12/1998
William Foster Nitz, 85, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998,
at St. Joseph's Hospital.
He was born in Arnoldsburg, a son of the late Dee and Mary Goff Nitz.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the
South Pacific on the USS Mazama. He retired from Dils Brothers Dept.
Store after 32 years of service and was a 44- year member of Stout
Memorial United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his friend and caregiver, Golda Preston of Parkersburg;
and two sisters, Zelma Barker of Fultonham, Ohio, and Meryl Price of
Arnoldsburg.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Husk Nitz; one daughter,
Lora Marzetta Park; five brothers, Ivy, Greely, Otis, Carl and Fenton
Nitz; one sister, Freda Sauer; and one granddaughter, Jenifer Park.
Services were held at Ogdin-Kimes Funeral Home, Parkers-burg, with
Rev. Lindsay Thorp officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

NORMAN, DELMER L.
3/5/1998
Delmer L. Norman, 69, of Normantown, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was born in Shock, a son of the late Foster and Autie Groves
Norman. He was valedictorian of Normantown High School Class of 1948
and attended Glenville State College. He retired from Koppers Corp.
in 1990 with 39 years of service. He was a member of Mt. Carmel
Baptist Church, Normantown, having served as a trustee. He was a
member of Eureka Lodge #24, AF&AM, of Grantsville, Gilmer County
Republicans, and Friends of Gilmer Public Library.
Surviving are his wife of eight years, Doris Gerwig Norman; one
daughter, Lori Frame of Troy; seven stepdaughters, Tonya Newman of
Madison Heights, Va., Jane Howard and Beverly White, both of
Lagrange, Ohio, Margaret Maurer of Grafton, Ohio, Ruth Ann Miller of
Gassaway, Debi Jenkins of Glenville and Marlene Reisinger of Medina,
Ohio; two stepsons, James Wilmoth of Wellington, Ohio, and Brian
Wilmoth of Spencer, Ohio; one brother, Randolph Norman of Rayland,
Ohio; three sisters, Mavis Miller of Shock, Hazel Griffin of Alta
Loma, Tex., and Etta Miller of Ravenswood; three granddaughters; 35
stepgrandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Elder
Larry Fisher officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church
Cemetery.

NORMAN, ELLA MARIE - See Smith, Ella Marie.

NORMAN, VIRGINIA N. - See Sullivan, Virginia N.

PARKS, LETHA T.
11/19/1998
Letha T. Parks, 87, of Spencer, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1998, at her
residence.
Surviving are her husband, Lester Parks; one daughter, Virginia
Crislip of Laurel, Md.; two grandchildren, Charlotte Rider of Joker
and Connie Reza of Greensboro, Md.; six great-grandchildren; and five
great-great-grandchildren.
Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral
Home, Spencer, with Rev. Leon Strickland officiating. Burial was in
Spencer Memorial Cemetery.

PARSONS, CAROLINE - See Webster, Caroline

PAUGH, DEREA - See Richards, Derea.

PEPPER, VALETTA - See Slaby, Valetta.

PEPPER, WILLIAM P.
12/3/1998
William P. (Red) Pepper, 69, of Macfarlan, died Monday, Nov. 23,
1998, while deer hunting in Ritchie County.
He was born at Brohard, the son of the late Roy C. and Sarah Jane
Lynch Pepper. He was a retired block layer and a U.S. Army veteran of
the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and harvesting yellow
root and ginseng.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Jean Hepner Pepper; two sons,
Ronnie Pepper and Terry Pepper, both of Petroleum; one daughter,
Sharon Tingler of Parkersburg; one brother, Roy E. Pepper of
Frostburg, Md.; one sister, Delma M. Grim of Parkersburg; eight
grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; and several nieces and
nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Jane Pepper; three
brothers, Dale Pepper, Harry Pepper and Don Pepper; and two sisters,
Bernadine Reed and Kathryn Smith.
Services were held at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev.
Gladson Grim officiating and military honors by American Legion Post
#55, Elizabeth.

PHILLIPS, ELDRIDGE, JR.
10/1/98

Eldridge Phillips, Jr., 54, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Sept. 23,
1998, at CAMC-Memorial Division, Charleston, following a brief
illness.
He was born in Upshire, the son of the late Eldridge and Beulah
Phillips. He was a carryout at Grantsville Foodland.
Surviving are his wife, Lenn Phillips of Grantsville; and a daughter,
Debby Parsons, and grandson, Cody Parsons, both of Five Forks.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Bob
Nichols officiating. Burial was in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

PLANT, PEARL - See Edinger, Pearl

POLING, VIRGINIA D.
4/2/1998
Virginia D. Poling, 64, of Millstone died Friday, March 27, 1998, at
the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston, following an
extended illness.
She was born in Roane County, the daughter of Rosie Fall Hicks of
Arnoldsburg and the late Earl Hicks. She was a homemaker.
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, Junior Cleo
Poling of Millstone and one daughter, Carolyn Cain of Millstone. Two
sons, Timothy Cleo and Richard Lee Poling, both of Millstone; five
grandchildren; three brothers, Darius Hicks of Arnoldsburg, Dayton
Hicks of Orma and James Hicks of Mt. Zion; two sisters, Leota Linehan
of Neward, Ohio and Mary Groves of Lockney.
She was preceeded in death by a sister, Bevis Thomas and two
brothers, Ronnie and Woody Hicks.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in
the Poline-Marks Cemetery near Millstone.

POSTALWAIT, CAROLYN
9/24/98
Carolyn J. Postalwait, 54, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Sept. 19,
at Greenbrier Medical Center, Fairlea, following a sudden illness.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Opal G. Hayhurst
McCartney of Grantsville and the late Orlen D. McCartney. She was a
1964 graduate of Calhoun County High School. She moved to Warren,
Ohio, with her husband in 1965 where she practiced real estate for 15
years with Century 21 before they returned to Calhoun County.
Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, Richard B.
Postalwait; two sons, Richard G. Postalwait and Kevin B. Postalwait,
both of Grantsville; one brother, Oren Gerald McCartney of
Grantsville; and two sisters, Virginia Erlewine of Grantsville and
Patricia Bollinger of Asbury.
Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home,
Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in
Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mt. Zion. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral
home from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday.

POSTALWAIT, IVY - See Helmick, Ivy.

POWELL, SHIRLEY - See McKown, Shirley.

PRICE, ODUS C.
7/23/1998
Odus C. Price, 73, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, in Barberton, Ohio.

He was born in Russett, the son of the late Louisa Bailey and Coy C.
Price. He lived most of his life in Barberton. He was a World War
II Navy veteran and active member of L.S.T. Organization and Sherman
Church of Christ. He retired from Ohio Brass with 38 years of
service.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Paula Mae Boatright Price; two
sons, Gary Price and Jim Price; five grandchildren, Jamie, Ryan, Tara
and Jackie Price and Dani Murphy; one great-grandchild, Cody Murphy;
one brother, Don Price; two sisters, Ruth Spencer and Helen Ward; and
numerous family and friends.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Harley and Bill
Price.
Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Akron, Ohio, with military
graveside services conducted by Barberton VFW Post 1066.

PRUNTY, RUTH
4/30/1998
Ruth Wilson Prunty, 91, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Apr. 26, 1998,
at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Grantsville, a daughter of the late Charles and Etta
Jane Ferrell Hosey.
Surviving are two daughters, Etta Ferrell and Lorene Kemper, both of
Parkersburg; two brothers, Ernest Hosey and Shirl Hosey, both of
Grantsville; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grand-children.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Romeo Hosey, Hale Hosey
and Wade Hosey; one sister, Retta Hosey; first husband, Lawrence
Wilson; second husband, Gayle Prunty; and one son, Dwayne Wilson.
Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral
Home, Parkersburg, with burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

RAMSELL, THOMAS R.
2/19/1998
Thomas R. (Snuffy) Ramsell, 65, of Spencer, died Monday, Feb. 9,
1998, in Selby General Hospital, Marietta, Ohio.
He was born at Johnstown, Pa., a son of the late John and Nellie L.
Trumper Ramsell. He was a retired truck driver for Yellow Freight,
Detroit, Mich., and a former substitute bus driver for Calhoun County
Board of Education. He was a 34-year member of Teamster's Union,
Local 299, Detroit, an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of
the Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He was a member
of H.O.G., Milwaukee, Wisc., and was an avid outdoor sportsman.
Surviving are his wife, Donna C. Ramsell of Spencer; three sons,
Kevin A. Railey of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Tommy Ramsell and Tim
Ramsell, both of Mantua, Ohio; four daughters, Amanda L. Rishky of
Ephrata, Wash., Holly A. Railey of Lemon Grove, Calif., and Diane
Lough and Margaret Ziegler, both of Mantua; one sister, Elsie Nord of
Lorain, Ohio; seven grand-children; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold Ramsell, John
Henry Ramsell and Albert Ramsell; and one sister, Dorothy Josephson.
Services were held at Egypt Ridge Chapel, Spencer, with Rev. John W.
Lowe officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was held in
Egypt Cemetery, Spencer.

RATHWELL, ELOUDEAN - See Stump, Eloudean.

REED, ELMA - See Edgell, Elma

RICHARDS, BERNETTA M. - See Yoak, Bernetta M.

RICHARDS, DEREA
8/27/1998

Derea Richards, 88, of Munday, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at
Parkview Healthcare Center, Parkersburg.
She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Marion and
Iva Rhodes Paugh. She was a homemaker and a member of Five Forks
Community Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Alice Cunningham of Five Forks, Mary
Belt of Munday, Nora McIntyre of Mineral Wells and Nola Treadway of
White Oak; four sons, Fayette Richards and Ora Richards, both of
Seville, Ohio, Roland Richards of North Carolina and William Richards
of Brohard; 33 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and four great-
great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Zell Richards, and two
sons, Ole and Raymond Richards.
Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home,
Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating, and burial in Big
Springs Cemetery.

RICHARDS, EDITH E. - See Swisher, Edith E.

RICHARDS, ELVA V. - See Thomas, Elva V.

RICHARDS, EVELYN R.
2/26/1998
Evelyn R. Richards, 83, of Davisville died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998,
at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Jeff and Effie
Gay Stallman Dye. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are one daughter, Lucille Lane Fluharty of Davisville;
seven grandchildren, Pamela McDonald of Belpre, Vernon Richards of
Kansas, Jeff Richards, Sheila Richards, Mitchell Richards and Michael
Richards, all of Big Springs, and Brenda Walker of Big Bend; and 10
great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, former Calhoun County
sheriff Park Richards, in 1976; one son, Ophard Richards; one sister,
Chloe Dye; and two brothers, Dale Dye and William Dye.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in
Big Springs Cemetery.

RICHARDS, NANCY JANE - See Collins, Nancy Jane.

RICHARDS, RAYMOND
8/27/1998
Raymond V. Richards, 66, of Brunswick, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 23,
1998, in Parma General Hospital, Parma, Ohio, following a long
illness.
He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Zell and Derea
Richards (His mother died the same day, her obituary follows this
one). He was a Korean War veteran and was retired from Reserve Iron
and Metal Co., Cleveland, Ohio.
Surviving are three sons, Raymond Richards of Broadview Heights,
Ohio, Richard Richards of Brunswick and William Richards of Marengo,
Ohio; two daughters, Beverly Neidert of Brunswick and Victoria
Schroder of North Royalton, Ohio; four brothers, Fayette Richards and
Ora Richards, both of Seville, Ohio, Roland Richards of North
Carolina and William Richards of Brohard; and four sisters, Alice
Cunningham of Five Forks, Mary Belt of Munday, Nora McIntyre of
Mineral Wells and Nola Treadway of White Oak.He was preceded in death
by his wife, Edith Richards in 1994.
Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home,
Grantsville, with burial in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend.

RICHARDS, SHEILA RENEE
10/1/98

Sheila Renee Richard , 35, of Big Springs, died Monday, Sept. 21,
1998, at CAMC-General Division, Charleston.
She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Glenna Echard
Richards and the late Ophard Richards. She worked as a postal clerk
for U.S. Postal Service, Parkersburg.
]Surviving in addition to her mother are one sister, Brenda L. Walker
of Big Bend, and four brothers, Vernon Richards of Edgerton, Kan.,
and Jeffery Richards, Mitch Richards and Mike Richards, all of Big
Springs.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev.
Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Big Springs Cemetery.

RIDDEL, CHARLES E.
5/7/1998
Charles E. Riddel died Friday, Apr. 17, 1998, in Buffalo, Wyoming.
He was a son of the late Howard and Edith McClung Riddel and grandson
of John G. and Rose Howard Riddel of Grantsville. He was retired from
the U.S. Air Force after 30 years service.
Surviving are eight children, five grandchildren, one sister,
Virginia Riddel Woodmansar of Kaufman, Tex.; aunts, Eleanor "Dink"
Duskey, Loraine "Brooke" Rogers and Thelma Deel, all of Ohio; and
uncles, Gail Riddel of Ohio and Gene Riddel of Arizona.
Services and burial were held at the military cemetery in Buffalo.

RIDDELL, OPAL - See Stalnaker, Opal.

RIDDLE, ALPHA G.
8/20/1998
Alpha G. Riddle, 86, of Ashland, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 14, 1998, at
his residence.
He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Judson E. and Naoma
Stump Riddle. After high school, he studied at Glenville State
College and Ashland College and received a B.S. degree in education
and a masters in education in school administration and supervision
from Kent State University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving
in World War II. His career in education spanned 45 years. He came to
Ashland County in 1945 and taught in Nova, Adario and Lincoln, Grant
and Arthur Street elementary schools. For 19 years, he was employed
by Tuscarawas County Schools as a teacher, principal, and elementary
supervisor, and retired as director of supervisory services in 1975.
He was past chairman of Northeastern Ohio School Supervisors,
McKinley Council International Reading Association, New Philadelphia
Council of Churches, Tuscarawas County Council of Church and
Community, and Tuscarawas County Council of Religious Education.
He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Ashland, former
teacher of Loyal Workers Sunday School class, and member of the
Builders Group. He formerly served on Program Council, Salary
Commission, and Committee on Nominations for East Ohio Conference of
United Methodist Churches. He had just received his pin for 35 years
of perfect attendance in Lions Club.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Madalene A. Roberts; three
daughters, Manoka Hassinger and Lenore Reich, both of Ashland, and
Myrna Edie of Greenfield, Ind.; four sisters, Genieva Conrad of
Grantsville, Stella Reed of Barberton, Ohio, and Augusta Riddle and
Pauline Gainer, both of St. Marys; two brothers, Arden Riddle of
Copley, Ohio and Paul Riddle of Norton, Ohio; seven grandchildren;
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Denbow-Primm-Kemery
Funeral Home, Ashland, with Rev. Thomas A. Snyder officiating, and
burial in Ashland County Memorial Park. Lions Memorial Service was
held and Ashland County Joint Veterans Council will participate in
military graveside services.

RIDDLE, GERALD
9/17/98

Gerald E. Riddle, 58, of Sand Ridge, died in an automobile accident
on Rt. 5 near Elizabeth on Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998.
He was born in Akron, Ohio, the son of Clyde Riddle, Sr., of Stowe,
Ohio, and the late Katheryn Riddle. He was a self-employed mechanic.
Surviving in addition to his father are nine brothers, John Riddle,
James Riddle, Richard Riddle and Clyde Riddle, Jr., all of Akron,
Terry Riddle of Washington, Ernest Riddle of Kentucky, Donald Riddle
of California, Charlie Riddle of Ohio and Michael Riddle of Arizona;
four sisters, Karen RRiddle and Carol Pratt, both of Arizona, Donna
Riddle and Evelyn Beigh, both of California.
He was preceded in death by one brother, David Riddle.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev.
Cleston Garrett officiating. Burial was in Knicley Cemetery, Servia.

RIDDLE, WILLIAM DYE
4/23/1998
William Dye Riddle, 88, of Ravenna, Ohio, formerly of Grantsville,
died Thursday, Apr. 16, 1998, at Portage County Nursing Center,
Ravenna, following a long illness.
He was born in Calhoun County, a son of the late Scott and Melvina
Deems Riddle. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having
received a Purple Star while fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He
was a former security guard and was employed in the Ohio highway
construction industry.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in
Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville.

RITCHIE, MARSHALL GLEN
12/3/1998
Marshall Glen Ritchie, 77, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 24,
1998, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following a
long illness.
He was born in Calhoun County and retired as a machinist in Cleveland
after 34 years. He was formerly employed by Central Brass Corporation
and was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army Air
Corps.
Surviving are two sons, Nolan Ritchie of Grantsville and Rex Yoak of
Big Bend; three daughters, Sheila Yost of Parkersburg, Mary Lynch of
Mineral Wells and Sandra Taylor of Belpre, Ohio; one brother, Dale
Ritchie of Big Springs; one sister, Edyth Ferrell of Spencer; 14
grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Rose Ritchie; four
brothers, Paul, Jim, Carl and Grover Ritchie; and two sisters, Glada
Harris and Edith Whipkey.
Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in
Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

ROBERTS, LESLIE M.
1/8/1998
Leslie M. Roberts, 75, of Orma, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997, at Minnie
Hamilton Health Care Center.
She was born in Orma, a daughter of the late Alpha Sr. and Susie
White Carpenter. She was a homemaker and a member of Orma United
Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Claudis A. McCune, Jr., of Richwood and Doyle
B. Roberts of Norton, Ohio; one daughter, Bernice M. Tingler of Big
Springs; three brothers, Brooks Carpenter of Deerwalk, Wade Carpenter
of Gassaway and Alpha Carpenter, Jr., of Port Huron, Mich.; nine
grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-
grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Claudis A. McCune,
Sr.; her second husband, Horace J. Roberts; one sister, Beatrice
Butler; and two brothers, Stanley Carpenter and Cecil Carpenter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in
Carpenter Cemetery, near Orma.

ROBINSON, EARL V.
4/2/1998
Earl V. Robinson, 83, of Harrisville died Wednesday, March 25, 1998,
in Parkersburg.
He was born in Frozen, Calhoun County, and served in the Civilian
Conservation Corps in 1935. He was a retired timberman, an avid
gardener who shared his crops graciously and a member of Riddles
Chapel Congregational Church, Harrisville.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Minnie B. Lawson Robinson;
three sons, Vinton Robinson of Tanner, Glen Robinson of Belleville
and Melvin Robinson of Walker; two daughters, Helen Keith of Mineral
Wells and Judith Hardbarger of Washington; one brother, Robert
Robinson of Tanner; one sister, Geneva Lawson of Arnoldsburg; 13
grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gray and Hollie Bailey
Robinson; one brother, Erman Robinson; and two sisters, Sylvia
Ballard and Thelma Little.
Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev.
Harlan Hodge officiating. Burial in Harrisville 100F Cemetery.
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