Miscellaneous Barbour County, West Virginia Obituaries


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8 Jan 1952   page 2   Philippi Republican
One of Barbour County's oldest residents, Mrs. Augusta Poling Johnson, 90, of
Montrose Rt. 1, Kirt Community, died at the home of a son, Fred B. Johnson,
Friday afternoon, following a lengthy illness.
Born in Barbour County on September 2, 1861, she was a daughter of Emory
and Catherine Gainer Poling.  On July 12, 1877, she was united in marriage to
Robert F. Johnson, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Clyde Johnson of Montrose, and Fred B. Johnson of
Montrose Rt. 1, in whose home her death occurred; twelve grand children, 27
great grand children and seven great great grand children. Two children, Glen
Johnson and Pearl Johnson are deceased.
Mrs. Johnson was converted at an early age and had been a member of the
Central Chapel Methodist Church since early womanhood.
Funeral services were conducted in Central Chapel Church at 11 o'clock
Sunday morning with burial in the church cemetery.

Thursday   September 10, 1914  page 4   Barbour Democrat
William Allen
The death of William Allen at his home near Clemtown removes another
of Pleasant district's good old citizens.
Mr. Allen we learn was the father of four children-- 3 daughters and a
son Mrs. Upton Weaver, Mrs. Arthur Weaver, Miss Martha at home, and John
Mr. Allen's wife died a few months ago.
He was nearly 80 years of age, and had always stood for good
citizenship; quiet and unassuming, yet wielding a good influence in his community.
His remains were buried at Mariah's Chapel on Saturday.

Barbour Democrat    Wednesday April 25, 1973 page 2
Loman H. Sturm, 92y, of Philippi Rt. 2, White Oak Community, was pronounced dead
at 11:30 p.m. on arrival at Broddus Hospital, Wednesday April 18. Born July 20,
1880, at Tacy, he was a son of the late Michael and Susan Ryan Sturm. His wife,
Dora Poling Sturm, died March 4, 1960.
  Surviving are one son Andrew Sturm of Clarksburg; one step-son Delbert
Streets, of Philippi Rt. 2, with whom he made his home; one sister, Mrs. Emma Marsh
of Nestorville; three grand children and five great grand children. Two sisters
and three brothers are deceased.
  Mr. Sturm was a retired farmer. He was a Methodist by faith.
  Final rites were at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 21, with the Rev. H. O. Poling
officiating.  Interment was in White Oak Cemetery.

Barbour Democrat   November 21, 1957 page 10
Mrs. Maggie Margaret Murphy, 81y, a resident at Kasson, Rt. 1, died in an
Elkins rest home, November 20. She was born in Taylor County, March 29,
1876, a daughter of Sanford (should read Sampson) and Ellen Laulis
Duckworth. She was the widow of Isaac Murphy.
She is survived by two sons, Clarence of Reedsville, Ind. and Chester
of Weston, two daughters, Belva Nestor of Akron, OH, and Mrs. Eva M. Poling
of Kasson; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Rissie Bennett of Grafton, and
Winnie Current of Fairmont.
She was a member of the Shiloh Church of Brethren.
Funeral services will be held, Sunday, at the Shiloh Church of Brethren,
with the Rev. Fred Clayton officiating. Burial will be in the Pifer
Mountain Cemetery.

Barbour Democrat, Thursday, October 9, 1958 page 1 (Barbour County, WV)
Nellie Moats, 55y, wife of Henry Moats, died October 5, following a long
illness. She was born December 2, 1903 in Monongalia County, a daughter
of the late Charles and rebecca Howell.
Surviving are her husband, Henry Moats; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Shaw,
Philippi Rt. 2; four sisters, Mrs. Mollie Trunick of Lorain, Ohio, Mrs.
Alma P. Colebank of Newburg, Mrs. Ruth Reed, of Ohio, and Mrs. Betty
Kotle of Thornton; six brothers, Charles of Morgantown, Jack, address
unknown, Marvin T., Philippi Rt. 2, Sheldon and Paul, addresses unknown,
and William of Belington, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 8. at the Central Chapel
Church, with the Rev. Denzil Dickens officiating. Burial was made in the
Jerusalem Cemetery at Mill Creek.

Barbour Democrat Thursday July 27, 1911 page 1
Mrs. Lucy Ann Switzer born in Harrison County, WV (now Barbour County, WV),
December 6th, 1825 and died July 19th, 1911, aged eighty-five years, seven
months and thirteen days.
She was the daughter of John and Rebecca (Thompson) Proudfoot, who resided
on the farm now known as "The County Farm", on Taylor's Drain, this county.
She was united in marriage to Simon M. Switzer, September 17, 1844.
Mrs. Switzer was the mother of nine children, eight of whom still live.
They are: Mrs. Frances Bishop, of Los Angeles, CA; John B. Switzer, of the
same city; Augustus M. Switzer of Pasadena, CA; Mrs. Mary Booth, of Clarksburg
; C. L. Switzer and Mrs. Geo. L. Woodford of this place and Mrs. R.D. Smith
and Mrs. Jacob Mouser of Pleasant District, this county. Miss Hattie died
several years ago.
Besides her children, she leaves seventeen grand and four great grand children;
three sisters Nancy Weaver, Mahala Woodford and Susan Corbin. Together with a
host of friends to mourn their loss is "Aunt Lucy's" gain.
Very appropriately did Rev. Murray say "She has preached her own funeral."
She converted and joined the Baptist Church over forty years ago, during which
time she lived a faithful and devoted Christian, a constant reader of the word
of God.
She was a kind and loving mother and most devoted wife. For about twenty years
she made her home with her youngest daughter, Mrs. Jacob Mouser, who lives on
the old "Switzer Farm," on Fox Grape, Pleasant District.
During her short illness of one week, she had all the attention and care that
kind and loving children could give a mother.
She was laid to rest beside here husband and daughter Hattie, in Mary's Chapel
Rev. P.H. Murray conducted the services, preaching from Revelations 14:18.

Oct 27, 1927 Philippi Republican page 1
Mrs. Rissa Thacker and son Boyce, who left Philippi six years ago, suffering
with pulmonary tuberculosis, have both passed away.
  They went to Los Angeles, CA where Boyce worked at his trade, he being
a barber.
  About four years ago they both became worse, and went to Olive View
Sanitarium, where they obtained relief for a time, but Boyce became worse
and died Oct 13, 1926. His mother followed on August 16, 1927.
  Boyce, was 22y of age at the time of his death and his mother 42y. Boyce
left a young widow, He was a member of the Baptist church of Philippi and
his mother a member of the Christian church at union.
  They were buried side by side in Los Angeles.

Barbour democrat  June 7, 1956  page 7
Funeral services for Anthony B. Vannoy, 78, who died at his home in Elkins
May 30, were held Friday morning at an Elkins Funeral Home and burial
followed in the family plot at Central Methodist Chapel, near Meadowville.
The Rev. J. C. Fisher, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Elkins, was
in charge, and was assisted by the Rev. F. J. Bennett, pastor of the Highland
Park Methodist Church, and the Rev. H. L. Koontz, pastor emeritus of the
Elkins E.U.B. Church.
Mr. VanNoy was born at VanNoy's Mill, Barbour County, June 6, 1877, the son
of Benjamin Furman and Angeline Lough VanNoy. He was a descendant of Benjamin
and Mary Shirley VanNoy, pioneer settlers of the name who came from New Jersey
about 1790. He served as a teacher in Barbour County schools and later moved
to Elkins where he was employed in Smith and Weese Store, on the Elkins
Inter-Mountain, operated a grocery store in South Elkins and then joined the
United Tea Company as a salesman. He was married in Barbour County, June 4,
1904 to Otie E. Johnson, daughter of Levi and Angeline Poling Johnson, who
survives him.
Mr. VanNoy was a member of the First Methodist Church of Elkins and for many
years served on the official board until the serious illness of his wife and
care for her, forced him to resign.  He was also a member of Camp No. 6886,
Modern Woodmen of America and Tent No. 35 Maccabee Order.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Troy Johnson of
Elkins; two half sisters, Mrs. Beulah Shaw of Flintsone, MD and Mrs. Bittie
Lantz of VanNoy's Mill and one half brother Arlie VanNoy of Akron, Ohio.

June 4, 1969   Wednesday   Barbour Democrat  page 2
W. D. (Bill) Laulis, 68y, of Moatsville Rt. 2, died at 1:15 am Wednesday May 28
in the Broaddus Hospital after a nine week illness. He was born April 27, 1901,
in Barbour County, a son of Mrs. Savannah Duckworth Laulis of Moatsville, who
survives, and the late William Laulis.
In addition to his mother , he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Glendoline
Mitchell Laulis; three sons, Gerald Laulis of Chester, PA, Mackey Laulis of
MD, Kenneth Laulis of Clarksburg: three daughters, Mrs. Earl (Jo Ann)
Clarkson of Newburg, Mrs. Lowell (Shirley) Freeman of Moatsville, Mrs. Milton
(Ruth) Freeman of Ft Meade, MD. Eight grand children; two brothers, John Laulis
of Grafton, and James Laulis of Moatsville; two sisters, Mrs. Haley Denton of
Grafton, Mrs. Dorsey (Pansy) Proudfoot of Muncie, IN.
Mr. Laulis was of the EUB faith; he was a member of the Barbour County Fox
Hunters Association, and prior to his retirement, he was assistant state road
supervisor for Barbour County.
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 31, in the Clemtown EUB Church,
with the Rev. Carl Reid officiating. Burial was in Central Chapel Cemetery.

Thursday Aug 3, 1922 Philippi Republican page 8
We publish the following from the Phillipsburg News, of Phillipsburg, Kans., in
reference to the death of a native of this county.  Mr. Poling was a brother of
A. W. Poling and Mrs. L. W. Shaffer of this place.
  On Thursday evening, July 20, 1922 Capt. Newton Poling, the oldest man in
Phillipsburg, passed away after a very eventful life.  He came from a very
long lifed family, having a sister, the oldest of the family, who reached the
age 91 years and six months and a sister and 3 brothers whose ages averaged 86
  Mr. Poling lived to the ripe old age of 91 years 4 months and 15 days,thereby
carrying out the tradition of the Poling family.  He possessed a family tree
record showing that his great grand father on his mother's side was born in
Ireland in 1722, just two hundred years ago.  His father was born in 1787, only
eleven years after the declaration of independence was signed.
  Capt. Poling was born near Philippi, Barbour County, Virginia, now West
Virginia, March 5, 1831, the youngest of a family of ten children. December
12, 1850, he was united in marriage to Catherine MARKLEY, also of Barbour
County, WV. To this union were born four children, John M. Hannibal S., Henry
A. W. Poling and Mrs. Mary McKown.
  Mrs. Poling have passed away in 1858, Mr. Poling contracted his second
marriage at Ripley, WV on April 24, 1861, his bride being Miss Harriet Staats.
Their children are Naomi Pettierew, Minnie York, and Oella Bair. On April 12,
1883, he was united in marriage to Vianna Glaze, of Hopkins County, Ohio. No
children were born to this union. Mrs. Poling preceded him to the Great beyond
ten years ago.
  Newton Poling volunteered for service on the union side of the great cause
of freedom as settled on the battle field.  He was first Lieutenant of Co. K,
11th Reg. WV Inf. July 14, 1862. It was not long till the company was surrounded
by the confederate forces at night and captain ordered a retreat, but Lieutenant
Poling refused to obey the order, rallied the company, charged the enemy and
won the engagement. For this he was promoted to a captaincy.  He continued to
serve his country in this capacity and was present at the surrender of Lee
under the now famous apple tree.
  A few years ago he presented his oldest grandson bearing the name of Poling
a watch charm made of the wood of this tree, mounted in silver and gold stars
for each engagement.
  In March 1874 he emigrated from WV to Lowell, Nebr., and from there traveled
overland to a farm near Long Island, Kansas.  In the spring of 1883 he moved
to Phillipsburg, where he since resided, serving his country in the office of
Probate Judge for a time.
  He leaves to mourn his loss on son, three daughters, nineteen grand children
and twenty-eight great grand children. together with a host of friends and
acquaintances. Funeral services were held in the forum, conducted by L. A.
Kerr, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. L. E. Griffith of
the Baptist church, and interment was made in Fairview.  At the funeral service
members of the G.A.R. acted as honorary pall bearers and members of the
American Legion representing the Masonic Order, to which the deceased belonged
were the active pall bearers.

October 13, 1966 Thursday Barbour Democrat page 3
Mrs. Guy (Effie Winans) Burner, 76y died unexpectedly in Trenton , NJ,
Friday, October 7, en route to a hospital in that city.
Mrs. Burner was a former resident of Junior, but had been residing with a
daughter, Mrs. Nicholas (Arlene) Marinelli, in Trenton for some eight years.
Born in Barbour County on October 11, 1889, she was a daughter of the late
Francis and Martha Henderson Winans, Her husband Guy Burner preceded her in
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Martha) Andrick of Philippi,
Mrs. Ellsworth (Ruby) Winans of Volga, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Garrison, and
Mrs. Marinelli, both of Trenton. a son Hartsell W. Burner of Akron, two
brothers Troy and Clyde Winans, both of Volga; 16 grand children and 18 great
grand children.
Mrs. Burner was a member of Junior Methodist Church.
The body was returned to a Philippi mortuary where funeral services were at
11 a.m., Wednesday, with the Rev. Fred Hinkle of the Trinity EUB Church at
Berkley Springs officiating.  Interment was in Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery.

October 13, 1966 Barbour Democrat page 3  Thursday
Wilburn Alston Ryan,  81y, a resident of Belington, died in Tucker County
Hospital at 8:30 a.m., on October 8, following a sudden illness.
He was born in Barbour County, APril 20, 1885, a son of the late James. A. and
Elizabeth Byrd Phillips Ryan.
He is survived by his wife, the former Stella Maude Gainer; two sons Gerald of
Falls Church, VA, and James Frederick, Clarksburg; one daughter, Betty, wife of
Denver Simon, Diamond, Ohio; two brothers, Ralph of Elkins, William of
Belington; one sister, Mrs. Velma Cross, Rt 2, Belington; 7 grand children; 12 great grand
children. One brother and three sisters are deceased.
He was an employee of the State Road Commission.
Final rites were held in Belington on Monday, October 10, at 2:00 p.m. with
Albert E. Finley, minister of the Church of Christ, officiating. Interment followed in
Valley Bend Cemetery.

Barbour Democrat January 23, 1958  page 6
Rose Gay Moats, 83y, passed away in a Spencer hospital, Thursday, January 16,
following a long illness. A daughter of Marshall and Mozell Smith Lake, she was
born in Barbour County, September 19, 1874. Her husband, John Moats, preceded
her in death several years ago.
Those surviving are two step sons Edward Moats of Philippi and Charles Moats of
Akron, Ohio; one step daughter, Mrs. Bernice Chenoweth of Philippi; one brother
W. B. Lake of Volga; one sister, Miss Dosia Lake of Dayton, Ohio; several
nieces and Nephews.
She was a member of the Methodist church for many years.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Philippi with Rev. Ottis
Linger officiating.  Internment was made in the Silent Grove Cemetery.

Thursday May 31, 1962 Barbour Democrat  page 8
Euphrates Frederick "Fate" Montgomery, 78y a resident of Junior, died
unexpectedly on Saturday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m. He was born August 30, 1883
at Arden, a son of the late John Wesley and Louisa Duckworth Montgomery.
Surviving are his wife Monta Viola Shomo Montgomery; two sons Ronald L. of
Junior and Earl L. of Akron, Ohio; six daughters Mrs. Frank (Eva) Wagner,
Mrs. W. R. (Dorothy) Pingley, both of Junior, Mrs. Maurice (Winifred) Row
of Falls Church, VA, Mrs. Robert (Oval) Dice, Mrs. Peter (Lucille) Stankus,
and Mrs. Frank (Evelyn) Volitis all of Cassity.  23 grandchildren, nine
great grandchildren and one sister Mrs. Myrtle Bennett of Moatsville RT2.
Mr. Montgomery was a member of the Junior Methodist Church and a retired
employee of the WV Coal and Coke Company.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 28 at Junior Methodist
Church with the Rev. Hansel Shomo officiating. Interment followed in the
K of P Cemetery.

Thursday, August 2, 1962  Barbour Democrat page 8
Isaac C. Streets, 90y, Arden,  died 6:30 p.m. Thursday July 26, after a long
illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dewey Poe, Sr., with whom he had been
He was born May 1, 1872, in Barbour County, a son of Sanford and Nancy (Moats)
Streets. He was married to Ettie C. Johnson, who preceded him in death May 12,
Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Dewey Poe Sr., Arden and Mrs. John  (Nancy)
Haller. Simpson Rt. 1; one brother Edward Streets, Simpson rt. 1; 18 grand
children, and 8 great grandchildren.
Two daughters and two sons are deceased.
Mr. Streets was a retired farmer and a member if the Fairview EUB Church where
services were held Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Donald Wilfong
officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Thursday January 23, 1958   Barbour Democrat  Page 10
Mrs. Arminda Weaver Hathaway, of Philippi Rt.3, Arden Road passed away, Tuesday
January 21 at her home. She was born at Arden on April 23, 1863, a daughter of
the late Solomon and Emaline Duckworth Weaver. She was the widow of Jay F.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nettie Bunner of Wickwire Road Grafton, and
Mrs. Savannah Reed of Philippi Rt. 3; one deceased daughter, Mrs. Ida Mitchell;
eight grandchildren; 16 great grand children; 10 great great grand children.
Funeral services were conducted, Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Mary's Chapel
Church, with the Rev. Lester McIntosh officiating. Interment was in Mary's
Chapel Cemetery.

Thursday Jun 7, 1958 page 7  Barbour Democrat
Uhlan Murphy 70y died unexpectedly of a heart condition at his home on Broaddus
Hill on Wednesday morning.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at two o'clock in Mary's Chapel
Methodist Church with Rev. William G. States and Rev. L. Howard Wilfong
officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Murphy was born in Barbour County on July 12, 1886, a son William Riley
and Amanda (Weaver) Murphy. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bessie O. Murphy,
three sons, Ersel Glen of Arden, Denzil F. of Philippi and Lorain G. of Grafton.
two daughters, Mrs. A. C. Griffith of Benton's Ferry, and Mrs. Charles J.
Cerulli of Waterbury, Conn.; one brother Wesley of Clemtown; one sister, Mrs.
Robert Keller of Grafton and six grandchildren.
Mr. Murphy was a member of the Philippi Lodge IOOF No. 59.

Barbour Democrat Wed November 2, 1983 page 14
Earnest England, 65y, a resident of Sinsel's Trailer Court, died at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, October 28, 1989, at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born February 8, 1918 in Barbour County, a son of the late Willie
Roy and Mattie Mae Delauder England. He was united in marriage October 28, 1946
to the former Mary E. Hunt, who survives.
Also surviving are four daughters. Mrs. Norman (Carolyn) Teets, Mrs. Robert
(Janet Lee) Poling, Mrs. James (Donna) Yokum, and Mrs. Jesse (Sherri) Ward,
all of Philippi; two sons, Robert James England, mt Clare and Truman Edward
England, Philippi; one sister Mrs. Bern (Macel) Everson, Belington; two
brothers, Nathan Edward and William Henry England both of Belington, and 13
grand children.
Also preceding him in death were one sister and five brothers. Mr. England was
a retired coal miner, having retired in 1964 from Galloway Mines. He was
Baptist by faith.
Services were held on Monday October 31, 2 p.m. at a Philippi funeral home
chapel with Rev. Betty Wilt officiating. Interment was in the Belington
Fraternal Cemetery.

Barbour Democrat Wednesday  May 16, 1984 page 14
Mrs. Allie Poling, 82y, a resident of Belington Rt.2 Midway Road, died on
Monday morning May 14, 1984, at her home.
She was born August 27, 1901, at Nestorville, a daughter of the late James
and Anna Jean Pitzer Haller.
On  July 6, 1922, she was married to Britton Poling, who survives at Belington.
Also surviving are two sons, Paul Poling of Chicago,IL, and Ray Poling of
Riverview,FL; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Geraldine) Combs of Akron, Ohio. Five
grand children and 5 great grand children. She is preceded in death by one
sister and one brother.
Mrs. Poling was a member of Joseph's Chapel UM Church, a member of the Shiloh
Ladies Aide, the Barbour County Good Samaritan Center Auxiliary, Belington
Emergency Squad, Tygart Valley Rebekah Lodge 181, and Belington Chapter 68,
Order of the Eastern Star. She had worked many years as a volunteer for the
Heart and Hand facility in Belington.
Friends may call after 4 pm Wed May 16, at the Stemple Funeral Chapel in
Belington. Final rites will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Shiloh
Church of the Brethren with Brother Danny Ludwick and the Rev. Gregory
Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery. Ritualistic
service at 8 p.m. Wednesday by the Belington Chapter 68, OES, at the
Stemple Funeral Chapel.

Thursday April 22, 1920 Barbour Democrat Page 3
Mrs. Louisa Smith
She and her twin brother, L. E. Gall, were born September 13, 1834
on the old Gall farm near Elk City and died March 28, 1920
at her daughters, Mrs. Annie Hudkins. There she had spent the last few
months of her life, at the age of 85 years 6 months and 10 days.
SHe was converted when a girl and joined the church and ever lived a
Christian life. She has resided with her youngest son, Perry, since
her husband's death, 20 years ago, at the old home on Brushy Fork,
where the family resided the past 42y.  She laid to rest beside her
husband and daughter at Mt. Tabor church.
She was married to Erasmus S. Smith Dec 31, 1857, who was born in
Page County, VA, son of Michael and Susannah (nee Stepp) Smith,
who was the son of Adam J. Smith, of Lancaster Co., PA.
She was the youngest daughter of 12 children born to John and
Margaret (nee Arbogast) Gall who emigrated from Highland County
about 1830, after selling his ???yard at Galltown, now Vanderpool,
VA. Geo. Gall his  grandfather left Germany, near Bavaria with his
two boys, (his wife being dead) one of which was buried on the ocean.
Landing in PA in time of the Revolutionary War, he enlisted in the
Continental army for 3 years,  and was honorably discharged. Later he
and his son George, 17 years old, enlisted under Gen. Washington and
were at the Battle of Yorktown, when Cornwallis surrendered. Geo.
Gall Sr., was given 100 British soldiers whom he took to Winchester,
VA, and held them as prisoners of war till peace was made. He and his
son George settled in Rockbrige County where his son married Miss
Susanna Nichols. After her death he married Miss Catherine Rhoades,
and by two wives he reared 20 children who lived to be married and
reared families. In 1809 all the family moved to Highland County, Ohio,
except John, who later moved to Barbour.
Mrs. Smith was the mother of 11 children, three dying in infancy; Birdie
Bell at sixteen, and seven left to mourn her departure; F. Marion, of
Albemarle County, Va, Mrs. Jennie Hudkins of Weston, WV, Mrs. ???
Reed, of Indianapolis, IN, S. Lee, of Pruntytown, Mrs. Maggie Crites,
Mrs. Annie Hudkins and Perry D., of Elk and two sisters Mrs. Susan
Shank now 91y and Mrs. Jane Keyes 88y. All of her brothers and sisters
lived to a good old age-- raging from 77 to 92, except David who died
of brain fever when a young man. Her father and grand father both lived
past 80.

Philippi Republican  Thursdau January 9, 1930  Page 1
We bow our heads in silence as the Death Angel to claim J. H.
Haller, of Nestorville, WV.
One of our noble church men, a loving husband and father and one
of Barbour County's noble citizens has departed in his death.
He was born in Barbour County and lived his life in the county.  He
was born November 10, 1855 and departed this life January 4,
1930, at the age of 74 years, one month and 24 days. He leaves
to mourn his departure his wife, two sons and two daughters. Two
children have preceded him to the Great Beyond. Two of his
children are at the home single, one son lives near Nestorville. One
daughter, Mrs. Stella M. Humphreys, at Rosemont. There are nine
grand children.
Brother Haller was converted at the age of 19 years and joined the
United Brethren Church. Throughout life he was faithful in the church
and to the Lord.  All will miss him but none more than the church he
loved so much.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 6th, undertaker Mr.
Nestor, of Nestorville in charge. Services were as follows; Singing
led by A. C. Wilson; scripture lesson read at home by pastor; prayer
by Rev W. H. Albert; scripture lesson at church read by Rev. Smalley;
sermon by pastor, Rev. Scott; committal at grave, by pastor; prayer
and benediction, by Rev. Gordon Nestor.
We will miss you, Brother Haller, for you are gone, but we will greet
you in heaven some bright morning.
His Pastor

Barbour Democrat Wednesday October 30, 1974 page 3
John W. Ryan, 59y, a resident of 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fairmont, died
unexpectedly, Wednesday, October 23, 1974, in a Fairmont hospital.
He was born in Barbour County, November 10, 1914, a son of the late Galford
and Alma Ryan.
He is survived by his wife, the former Gladys Kelly. one daughter, Mrs. Edna
May Triplett, Fairfax, VA; two grandchildren; three brothers; Austin Ryan,
Painesville, Ohio, Theodore Ryan, Arnettesville, Paul Ryan, California; three
sisters, Mrs. Vonda (Orlen) Cross, Belington, Mrs. Goldie Hess, Elkins, Mrs.
Lillie Arbogast, Beverly.
Mr. Ryan was a member of the Highland Avenue UM Church in Fairmont and was a
retired auto mechanic having been employed by Wilson Sales, Fairmont.
Funeral services were held on October 26 in Fairmont, with the Rev. Graham
Robertson officiating. Interment followed in Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens,

Thursday May 13, 1920 Philippi Republican
Meadowville, WV May 10-- It was a great shock to the people of this community,
when on last Saturday morning at 10 o'clock the sad news was flashed over the
local telephone lines that Mrs. Helen Angeline Johnson, wife of Levi Johnson,
had died very suddenly at her home, Sunnyside two miles east of Meadowville.
   Saturday morning her husband went on an errand to the house of a neighbor
nearby and when he returned she told him she had everything in readiness to
make a contemplated visit to their two youngest sons, who moved to Dauphin,
Canada, last month, except to have a line placed in the house upon which to
hang some clothing during their absence to keep the rats a nd mice from cutting
them. Mr. Johnson told her he would place it when he returned from fixing a
water gap, which needed his attention.  When he returned after being from the
house a short time he found her lying upon the door dead from a stroke of
  Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were just concluding all arrangements to spend the summer
with their sons in Canada, starting in early June and returning in the fall to
Elkins where they expected to make their future home.
  Mrs. Johnson was the oldest daughter of Emory and Catherine GAINER) POLING
and was born on June 5, 1854 on a farm on the waters of Teter's Creek adjoining
that upon which she died and therefore 65y 11 months and 3 days old. Her father
died when she was 12 years old and it devolved upon her to help her mother in
raising her younger brothers and sisters, who were James S. who married Louisa
Workman and is a prosperous farmer living at Valley Furnace in Cove District;
Salathiel, who lives on the old homestead and is one of the best farmers in
this vicinity, married Jeanette Ferguson, of Randolph County; Anzina, married
Stewart Wilmoth, who sold his property in Cove District to James S. Poling and
bought the Daniels farm near Elkins, where he made extensive improvements and
a few years since moved to Dauphin, Canada, where he purchased a large tract of
land; Augusta, married Robert F. Johnson, who owns a large tract of land at the
foot of Laurel Hill,the property upon which his great grand father Robert
Johnson, the first settler of that name in this vicinity located.  Solomon T.
youngest brother is deceased.  Her mother, Mrs. Catherine Poling, now 88 years
old survives her.
  She was married to Levi Johnson March 4, 1873, by Rev. Lambert and shortly
after their marriage moved in the old homestead, where Mr. Johnson's
grandfather, Levi and his wife Rebecca (Cross) Johnson settled in their early married life
and lived until his death entertaining many a weary traveler during the night
as they made their way from western counties of Virginia over mountains into
eastern counties.
  The children born to this union were Senator Herman G. Johnson, of Elkins,
who married Mary R. Barnes, and is editor of the Inter Mountain.  Bernice, who
married Charter A. Skidmore, of New Interest District. and now lives in
Cumberland, MD; Otie E. who married A. B Vannoy, and now lives in Elkins; Emery
and John, twins died in infancy; Lloyd S. who married Ora Parks, daughter of
the late Benj. F. Parks; Stuart who married Ethel, youngest daughter of the
late James B. Elliott; these two sons and their families live in Dauphin,
Canada; Helen, the youngest daughter, married Wesley C. Hedrick, and lives in
Frostburg, MD.  On last Thanksgiving the sons and daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Johnson gathered with their children at the old homestead- 21 in all-- an
unusual gathering, for until that time only two boys above mentioned who died
in infancy and a little son of Mr. and Mrs. Hedrick who died in infancy were
missing from the family circle.
  Brief services were held at the family residence after which the body was
conveyed to Central Chapel. where funeral services was conducted by the Rev.
A. B. Moore, assisted by the pastor the Rev. E. B. Ware. Rev. Moore preached
from the wonderful exhortation of Christ to His Disciples "Ye Believe in God,
Believe Also in Me" His discourse was full of comfort.  He had known the
deceased all her life, from earliest childhood, having been born on adjoining
farms and being the greater part of his life her nearest neighbor, he could
speak of her in the highest terms as a kind Christian wife and mother.
  The husband and children have the deep sympathy of all their friends as a
home is broken up, one of the saddest things in life, but God knows best.
Signed W.S. Lang

Burl Delbert Phillips, 77, of Naples, Fla., went home to be with the Lord,
March 26, 2000. He was born September 26, 1922 in Philippi, WV, son of
Bradford Ray and Bessie Pearl (Anglin) Phillips. He graduated from Philippi
High School, Alderson Broaddus College and West Virginia University. He also
studied at Ohio State University. He was an educator for 42 years in Iaeger,
WV, Tiro, Brooklyn and Independence, OH and Naples, FL. He served at all
levels of education as teacher, librarian and media specialist, high school
principal, local superintendent in Ohio. Mr. Phillips was a former member of
the Lions Club International, Phi Delta Kappa and the Library/Audio Visual
Association. He was also a member of New Hope Ministries in Naples, Fla.
Mr. Phillips was a veteran of World War II serving with the 990th Signal
Service Battalion in the European Theater of Operations, landing in France in
the D-Day Invasion. He served three years in England, France, Germany and
On March 27, 1948 he married Anna May Lewellen of Sardis, WV area, who
survives.  Also surviving are two brothers, John K. Phillips of Philippi, WV
and Ralph D. Phillips of Ft. Myers, FL.; a sister, Rosemary Wilt of Mentor,
OH; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his
parents; and a brother, Delmar D. Phillips. A funeral service will be
conducted at the Fuller Funeral Home, Naples, FL on March 30th at 4:00 p.m.
A graveside service will be held at the Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery,
Lumberport, WV on Sat., April 1 at 3:00 p.m.  Contributions in memory of Mr.
Phillips are suggested to New Hope Ministries, 7675 Davis Blvd., Naples, Fla.

Thursday March 23, 1961  page 12   Barbour Democrat
Mrs. Venna Burner Dyer, 72y, of Pike Street, Philippi, died in Broddus Hospital
at 7:25 p.m. on Monday, March 20.
She was born on September 15, 1888 in BArbour County, the daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Fletcher Burner. On April 2, 1908, she married Allen Miller
Dyer, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons; Arthur D. Dyer of Dearborne, Mich., and Dr. Allen
Dyer of Pine Grove; two daughters, Miss Mary Louise Dyer of New Orleans, LA,
and Mrs. Philena Grace Millhouse of Charleston; one sister Mrs. James Crites of
Philippi; two brothers Blatchford Burner of Fairmont and Archie Burner of
Philippi and three grandchildren.
Mrs. Dyer was a member of the Philippi EUB Church and the Ladies Aid
Organization of that church; Clionian Literary Club of Philippi; and a past worthy matron of
Philippi chapter No. 41 Order of Eastern Star.
Funeral services were held at the local funeral home at 2:00pm Wednesday, with
Rev. Keith Day officiating. Burial was made in the Mt. Vernon Memorial

Clarksburg Exponent Friday, May 1, 1964
Florence Mae GOLDEN, 87, Philippi Pike, died at 3:15 A.M., Thursday
following an extended illness.  She was born at Bridgeport, August 10,
1876, a daughter of John and Elizabeth GRAVES SHEETS.  She is the widow
of Isaac B. GOLDEN, who died in 1952.  Surviving are four sons, William
E., Anmoore; Walter I., 200 Broadway; Earl., Broad Oaks, and John B.,
Anmoore; four daughters, Mrs. Duffey (Kathryn) BRINKLEY, Ouiet Dell;
Mrs. John (Edith) MYERS, Florida; Mrs. Mildred WRIGHT, Warren, Ohio; and
Mrs. Raymond (Georgia Mae) COLLETT, Eastview, one sister, Mrs. Rosie
HARRIS, Catawba; 25 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

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