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


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Teresa Anderson

Teresa W. Anderson, 47, of Parkersburg, died July 1, 2001, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Wheeling, daughter of the late William Lewis Wise and Eleanor Hackett Wise Rogers of Parkersburg. She was a member of the North End Church of Christ. She had been employed by Lowe’s of Vienna for several years, where she worked in customer service.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her children, Anthony Reynolds of Virginia Beach, Va., Christopher Reynolds of Parkersburg, and Robert Challener of Michigan; grandchildren, Rachel Reynolds and Andrew Reynolds of Virginia Beach, Cody Reynolds of Parkersburg, and Katlin Challener and Danni Challener of Michigan; one brother, Steve Wise of Parkersburg; two stepbrothers, Bruce Rogers of Vienna, and Neale Rogers of Texas; two stepsisters, Linda Kress and Cathy McIntire of Parkersburg.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Harry F. Rogers.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Leavitt Funeral Home of Parkersburg, with Evangelist Eddie Cooper officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Mary Bayer

Mary Bayer, 68, of Lubeck, died July 1, 2001.

Arrangements pending Leavitt Funeral Home of Parkersburg.

Willa Boothe

Willa Boothe, 72, of Left Hand, W.Va., died July 1, 2001.

She was a daughter of the late William M. and Alta Nancy Bissell Starcher. She was a member of the Henry’s Fork Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Regina and her husband, James of Charleston; one sister, June and her husband, Charles of Logan; and

two brothers, William Starcher of Kentucky, and Leslie Starcher and his wife, Linda of Ripley.

Services 11 a.m. Friday, John H. Taylor Funeral Home of Spencer. Viewing 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

Homer C. Curran

Homer Carl Curran, 75, of Elizabeth, died July 1, 2001, at his residence.

He was born in Parkersburg, son of the late Lewis W. and Letha Marlow Curran Sr. He was a World War II Navy veteran.

He is survived by one son, Albert Wade Curran and his wife, Geraldine of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Letha Laonda of Breaux Bridge, La.; one sister, Hazel Collins of Elizabeth; four brothers, Paul E. Curran of Walker, Lewis Curran Jr. of Belpre, Russell C. Curran of Kanawha, and Donald V. Curran of Oxford, Ga.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nine stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet R. Curran; one son, Charles E. Curran; one brother, Leonard L. Curran; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at the Oak Grove Cemetery of Walker, with the Rev. Donald V. Curran officiating. Friends may call from noon-2 p.m. today at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of 400 Green St., Parkersburg.

Charles Duer

Charles Delmer Duer, 90, formerly of Marietta, died July 2, 2001 in Pataskala, Ohio.

He had been employed Brickwede Furniture Factory and later by Buckeye Pipeline. He was a member of the Church of Christ, in Marietta.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Gerhardt Duer; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Bartmess; two grandchildren, one sister and two brothers.

Services 1 p.m. Friday, McClure-Schaffer Funeral Home. Visitation Thursday morning.

Julia Opal Mercer

Julia Opal Mercer, 85, of Clearview Lantern Suites, Champion, Ohio, died July 1, 2001.

She was a daughter of Charles and Hulda Burd Smith. She was employed at Steven’s Level in Newton Falls and Spiral Brush Co. of Hudson, retiring in 1984. She graduated Parkersburg High School in 1934 and enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Survivors include two sons, Charles and Andy Mercer.

Services will be held noon today at Sunset Memory Gardens in the Chapel of Peace.

Howard Thompson

Howard J. Thompson, Jr., 72, of Port Orange, Fla., formerly of Parkersburg, died June 30, 2001, at his residence.

He was born April 14, 1929, son of the late Howard J. Thompson, Sr. and Grace E. Chichester Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a member and trustee of the First Baptist Church of Harbor Oak in Port Orange. He was a United States Army Korean War veteran with service in Germany. He was very active in the construction trade in which he started at the age of 13 helping his father. He later became co-owner with his father of Thompson Construction. He was a member of the Carpenters; Bricklayers and Electricians Unions of Parkersburg, as well as retiring in 1988 from Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 33 of Parkersburg; he was a member of American Legion Post 64 of Marietta; was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge 3 of Parkersburg; was the Past Monarch and life-member of the Ben Bay Grotto-Masonic Order of Parkersburg; was a member of the Wood County Pilots Club; and was an avid stock car racer in the Super Modified Class.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Isabelle Williams Thompson of Florida; two sons, Michael L. Thompson of Parkersburg, and John H. Thompson and his wife, Sherra of Coolville; one daughter, Linda K. Harper of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, Stacey Wilkinson and Kimberly Thompson both of Parkersburg, and Johnathan Thompson and Tyler Thompson both of Coolville.

Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by one twin brother, Harry Thompson who died in infancy.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kimes Funeral Home of 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with Pastor Clay Sloan and Pastor Ken Fullerton officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery of Washington, W.Va., where masonic and military graveside rites will be performed. Family will receive friends from 2-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Zetta Milam

Zetta Milam 86, of Little Hocking, died July 2, 2001, at the Arcadia Nursing Center of Coolville.

Arrangements pending White-Moquin Funeral Home of Coolville.

Dorothy Swiger

Dorothy Swiger, 59, of Coolville, died July 1, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Parkersburg.

Arrangements pending White-Moquin Funeral Home of Coolville.

Joseph Sayre

Joseph Sayre, 59, of Racine, Ohio, died July 1, 2001, at Holser Medical Center of Galipolis.

Arrangements pending White-Moquin Funeral Home of Coolville.

Robert Watson Sr.

Robert D. Watson Sr., 75, of Marietta, died June 30, 2001.

He was a son of the late James R. Watson and Ethel Stollar. He was enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a heavy truck driver in the 82nd Chemical Mortar Battalion in Tokyo, Japan for 12 months. He returned to Marietta and was a truck driver for Marietta Concrete Company until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine I. Fisher Watson; son, Robert; and daughter, Cathy.

Viewing 6-8 p.m. today, Hadley Funeral Home Fifth Street Chapel.

Harold F. Yost

Harold Fielding Yost, 88, of Paden City, died July 2, 2001.

He was a retired business owner of the former Yost Grocery Store and Service Station in New Martinsville. A member of the Paden City Church of Christ, he was a World War II Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie; two sons, Jerry and Stan; two brothers, Kenneth and Carmen; and one sister, Doris.

Services 1 p.m. Thursday at the Jarvis Funeral Home of Paden City. Viewing from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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