Miscellaneous Wood County, West Virginia Obituaries
From the Parkersburg News and Sentinel


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Paul K. Duncan

Paul Kirby Duncan, 51, of Belpre died June 30, 2001.

He was employed by Chevron Chemical.

Survivors include his mother, Ethel Duncan; his wife, Kristi Duncan; two daughters, Dianna Ulberg and Melissa Duncan; and two sons, Jeff and Michael Duncan.

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Veto Cemetery. Visitation is from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thursday at the Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Homes.

Sarah M. Harris

Sarah M. Harris, 84, of Grantsville died June 30, 2001, at her residence following a long illness.

Born in Calhoun County, she was a daughter of the late Francis M. and Adeline Richards.

Survivors include five sons, Donald and Edward Harris, both of Grantsville, Harley Harris of Big Bend, Bernard Harris of Mt. Zion and Clyde Harris of Richmond, Va.; two daughters, Carol Wine of Mt. Zion and Bonnie Lemley of Grantsville; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley Harris; one infant daughter, Lois Jean Harris; one son, Ronald Harris; one grandson, Jack Wine; and one great-grandson.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, the Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Interment in Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville. Visitation is from noon-2 p.m. Tuesday.

Dillon Michael Mace

Dillon Michael Mace, infant son of William W. and Cheryl Matheney Mace of Millstone, died at birth June 29, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Buckhannon.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Beechtown Cemetery, Frenchton, W.Va.

Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Frank McCauley

Frank W. McCauley, 79, of Marietta died June 29, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born May 31, 1922, in Marietta, a son of Marshall H. McCauley and Nancy Jane Scott. He graduated from Marietta High School, class of 1940. He entered the U.S. Army Oct. 30, 1942 and served with General George Patton in Headquarters Detachment, 10th Armored Division. He was in the Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe battles. He received the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Medal, Euro Theatre Medal with three stars and the Victory Medal. He was discharged Jan. 3, 1946. He then graduated from Mountain State Business College in 1947 and went to work for the U.S. Postal Service as a window clerk for 37 years at the Marietta Post Office, before retiring in 1984. Frank was a Past Master in 1964 and member of Harmar Lodge 390 F. & A.M.; a member of American Union Chapter 1 R.A.M.; Marietta Council 78 R. & S.M.; Marietta Commandery 50 K.T.; Aladdin Temple Shrine of Columbus; Marietta Shrine Club, Disabled American Veterans; American Legion Post 64, and VFW Post 5108, all of Marietta. Frank was very active in his church, serving on the Board of Trustees and was a delegate to Ohio Conference for many years, taught Sunday School and served on many committees.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Rose Swiger McCauley of Marietta; one sister, Eulalia Jane McCauley of Marietta; one brother, Edward E. McCauley and his wife Marcella of Marietta; and one niece, Nancy Jo Spindler and her husband David of Marietta.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marshall H. McCauley, on March 16, 1968; his mother, Nancy Jane Scott McCauley, on April 3, 1972; and one brother, Harvey R. McCauley, in 1993.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hadley Funeral Home-Reno Chapel, Pastor Larry R. Johnson and the Rev. Don Archer officiating. Burial in East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the Hadley Funeral Home-Reno Chapel, where Masonic services by Harmar Lodge 390 F. & A.M. will be held at 6 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Norwood Untied Methodist Church 23 Colegate Dr., Marietta, Ohio 45750.

Richard ‘Doc’ Miller

Dr. Richard F. ‘‘Doc’’ Miller, 88, formerly of Paden City died June 22, 2001, in Palm Desert, Calif.

Dr. Miller was a retired physician who served the community of Paden City, W.Va. for 43 years.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Miller, in 1971; one son, and one granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen M. Miller; one son, Timothy Miller; two daughters, Betsy Elliott of Paden City and Judith K. Austin; three grandchildren, Elizabeth ‘‘Ann’’ Miller of Sistersville, Laura J. Miller and Kenneth E. Rea II; and two great-granddaughters,

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Paden City, the Rev. John Negley officiating. The family will receive friends at the church for a half-hour prior to the service.

Arrangements by Jarvis Funeral Home, Paden City.

Della K. Oldaker

Della K. Oldaker, 87, of Newark, Wirt County died June 30, 2001, at her residence.

  Mrs. Oldaker was born June 5, 1914, in Wirt County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Abram and Evalena West Fought. She was a lifelong Wirt County homemaker, a 1933 graduate of Ellet High School, Akron, Ohio, and later attended college. She was a long-time member of the Newark Baptist Church, where she served as church secretary for more than 20 years and Sunday School teacher for more than 10 years. She was a member of the Newark Baptist Church Mission Circle and the Beulah Hill Homemakers Club.

She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Wyvonna and Sarge Hutchinson of Newark; two grandsons, Greg Hutchinson and Aaron Hutchinson, both of Newark; one granddaughter, Teresa Vlach of Newark; and one great-grandson, Jordan Vlach.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Oldaker, in 1995; one brother, Donald Fought; and four sisters, Nellie Foutty, Myrtle Hamrick, Bessie Fought and Ethel Daugherty.

Services will be held held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Newark Baptist Church, Wirt County, the Rev. Terry Holley and the Rev. James Bruce officiating. Burial in Fought Cemetery, Newark, Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Busch Funeral Home, Elizabeth and for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Dana F. Province

Dana F. Province, 40, of Parkersburg died June 30, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

He was born in Wood County, a son of Willa Grimm and the late ‘‘Tim’’ Hysel B. Province Jr. Growing up, he attended the Wesley United Methodist Church and later was a member of the Grace Baptist Church. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1212 VFW, Moose Lodge and the American Legion.

Survivors include his mother and her husband Paul of Parkersburg; one sister, Crystal L. Wyatt and her husband Greg of Parkersburg; one niece, Autumn L. Wyatt; and grandparents, Hysel B. Province Sr. and Hattie E. Workman.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Robert L. Workman and Wilma Province.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, the Rev. Tom Deane officiating. Burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today.

Eileen Russell

Eileen L. Russell, 78, of Route 7, Marietta died June 30, 2001.

Survivors include her husband, Donald; two sons, Dave and Mike Russell; six grandchildren; and two great-granddaughetrs.

She was preceded in death by one son, Jim Apple, who died last Friday; two brothers; and three sisters.

Services will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Homes. Visitation is after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be made to the Washington County Home Nursing and Hospice

Virginia Shrader

Virginia Shrader, 85, of Marietta died July 1, 2001, at Marietta Center.

She is survived by one son, Leslie “Moe” Shrader Jr., and one daughter, Shirley McFadden, both of Marietta; seven grandchildren, two step grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one sister, Esther “Betty” Wright of Marietta; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Shrader Sr.; three brothers; four sisters; and three grandchildren.

Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, Marietta. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation begins Tuesday morning.

Lelah E. Stout

Lelah E. Stout, 89, of Orwell, Ohio died June 30, 2001, in Ohio.

She was born Dec. 30, 1911, in Millstone, W.Va. , a daughter of the late Andrew J. and Vada Keith Nitz. She was a retired cook and attended the Cleveland Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio.

Survivors include one daughter, Alma J. Webb; three sons, Al, Ray and Larry Stout; one sister, Leah Wilson of Spencer; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Stout; two sisters, Leota Allen and Peggy Stoval; two brothers, Leroy and Leon Nitz; and one grandchild.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, Pastor Keith Randolph officiating. Burial in Sycamore Cemetery, Calhoun County. Visitation is for three hours prior to services.

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