Miscellaneous Wood County, West Virginia Obituaries

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William R. Cain 
William R. Cain, 47, of Parkersburg passed away July 10, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. 

Doris L. S. Collins 
Doris L. Sargent Collins, 58, of Vienna died July 9, 2002, at her residence. 
She was born May 29, 1944, in Putnam County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Milford and Gatha Furgerson Sargent. 

Edna Mae Henthorn 
Edna Mae Henthorn, 81, Akron, Ohio, died July 9, 2002. 
She is survived by one daughter, Dixie (Paul) Persons of Kent; one granddaughter, Cristi (Russell) McKee; two great-granddaughters, Amanda and Audrey; and one nephew, John Staats and family. 

Ralph W. Nichols 
Ralph W. Nichols, 67, 100 Olin Drive, Woodsfield, Ohio, died Tuesday, June 9, 2002, in Monroe County Health Care Center, Woodsfield. 
He was born at Alma, W.Va., a son of the late Lotus and Laura Thomas Nichols. 

Lucille Simmons 
PENNSBORO - Lucille Simmons, 84, of Auburn in Ritchie County, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, in Weston, W.Va. 
Arrangements pending at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro. 

Roma Summerfield 
Roma D. Summerfield, 54, of 120 Sunset Drive, Elkins, passed away Wednesday morning, July 10, 2002, at her home following an extended illness. 
She was born Dec. 9, 1947, in Harrisville, W.Va., a daughter of Juanita E. Cunningham who survives in Harrisville and the late Kenneth O. Cunningham. She was twice married. First to Bradley Sanders, a son of B. Sherwood and Lois Sanders of Elkins. He preceded her in death in 1995. On March 8, 1997, she married Roger K. Summerfield who survives in Elkins. Also surviving are two daughters, Tara R. Thorpe and Kristen B. Sanders, both of Elkins; one stepson, Doug Summerfield, of Beverly; one stepdaughter, Amy Roberts, of Morgantown, W.Va.; two brothers, Kenneth Cunningham and Larry Cunningham, both of Harrisville; two sisters, Florence Poe of Raleigh, N.C., and Estella McDonald of Harrisville. 

Daisey Mae Vincent 
Daisey Mae Vincent, 90, of the Arbors of Marietta, died July 9, 2002, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. 
She was born May 17, 1912, in Rush Run, Ohio, a daughter of the late Edward E. and Mary Edna Wayt. She was a homemaker and a member of the North End Church of Christ. 

Robert Lee Barber 
COOLVILLE - Robert Lee Barber, 56, of Coolville, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 9. 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg. 
He was born Feb. 11, 1946, in Coolville, a son of Helen Burkhammer Kaylor of Tuppers Plains and the late Walter Barber. He was a self-employed logger. 

Doris Collins 
Doris L. Sargent Collins, 58, of Vienna, died July 9, 2002, at her residence. Arrangements by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Vienna. 

Jeffery Deem 
Jeffery "Scott" Deem, 43, of Sandyville, W.Va., died July 8, 2002, at Charleston Area Medical Center General Division. He was born in Marietta, a son of Ab Deem and Fay Hogsett Deem. 
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Deem; one daughter, Autumn Rea Deem; and one son, Jeremiah Deem, all of Sandyville, W.Va.; one sister, Kathy Deweese of Vienna; two brothers, Rodney and Steve Deem, both of Parkersburg; a large loving family and a family of friends. 

Martha S. O. Dodd 
Martha Sophia Olson Dodd, 92, died Monday July 8, 2002, at Elizabeth House Hospice in Flat Rock, N.C., after a courageous battle with cancer. 
She was born in Anaconda, Mont., and was a resident of Spencer, W.Va., for 61 years. She was the wife of the late Chester Dodd, a noted Spencer businessman. 

Harold W. Morris 
Harold W. Morris, 81, of Sistersville died July 9, 2002. 
Surviving is his wife, Mary E. Burns Morris; three sons, Howard P. Morris, Edwin C. Morris, Tom W. Morris; three daughters, Carol Lasure, Sandra K. Headley; Shirley L. McCoy; two stepsons, Jack Reynolds, Dan Reynolds; 24 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers. 

Chris Schultheisz 
Chris David Schultheisz, 47, of Marietta died July 5, 2002. 
He is survived by three brothers, Danny, Cecil and Charles Schultheisz; three sisters, Grace Wriston, Rose Marie and Jill Schultheisz. 

William Sprouse Sr. 
William Callow Sprouse Sr., 81, of Parkersburg died July 9, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long illness. 
He was born April 21, 1921, in Wood County, a son of the late Franklin and Agnes Callow Sprouse. 

Marama Clarkson 
Marama Jane Clarkson, 73, of Valdese, N.C., died July 6, 2002. 
Survivors include four sons, John Andrew of Marion, N.C., Stephen Michael of Los Angelos, Calif., Brett James of Cancun, Mexico, Fredrick Casey of Lakeland, Fla.; two daughters, Beth Ann of Hickory, N.C., Brenda Jane of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Rose Smith of Parkersburg; 11 grandchildren; two grandchildren. 

James Cooper 
James Leon Cooper, 81, of Parkersburg died July 8, 2002. 
He was born in Eatons, W.Va., a son of the late James S. and Susanna M. Cooper. 

James Florence Sr. 
He worked with the W.Va. Department of Highways, roadside service division for 10 years. During World War II he was a flight instructor and later served as Wood County Magistrate from 1984-1988. He was a member of the Gihon United Methodist Church. 

Agnes Fultineer 
Agnes Fultineer, 93, of Marietta died July 8, 2002. 
She is survived by her husband, Theodore Fultineer of Marietta; two sons, C. Theodore Fultineer of Lancaster, Pa., and Richard Fultineer of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Harry Garretson 
Harry L. Garretson, 77, of Hale Center, Texas, died July 5, 2002. 
Survivors include one son, Jay Garretson and his wife, Leah of Lubbock, Texas; one daughter, Claudia West and her husband, Rick, of Hale Center; one sister, Virginia "Jinky" Duskey of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren, Kale, Clay, Marci Garretson and Randall and Andrew West. 

Harold L. Medley 
Harold L. Medley, 84, of Belmont, W.Va., died July 8, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg. 
He was born April 10, 1918, in New Martinsville, W.Va., a son of the late Albert Leroy and Elva Hoskins Medley. He was member of the Akron Baptist Temple, he attended Romney School for the deaf, he worked for the Firestone Rubber Company in Akron for 35 years, and he enjoyed golf and baseball. 

Granville B. Price 
In addition to his wife, Carrie, he is survived by four children, Wilma (Odell) Fields of McKee, Ky., Larry (Nellie) Price of Manchester, Ky., Jane (Robert) Wiseman of Irvine, and Herman (Carlen) Price of Richmond, Ky.; one daughter-in-law, Helen Price of Irvine; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Marcina Spindler 
Marcina Carolyn Spindler, 85, of Marietta died July 8, 2002, at the Arbors in Marietta. 
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ellen Huling, and Carolyn Corbett; and one son, Kenneth Spindler. 

L.E. Buchanan 
Lawrence E. "Buck" Buchanan, 76, of Parkersburg, passed away July 6, 2002 at the Willows Nursing Home. 
He was born March 23, 1926 in Wirt County, a son of the late David C. and Anna Dowler Buchanan. He was a U. S. Army veteran and had taken part in the Manhatten Project that ended World War II. He had received his BA degree from Glenville State College in 1951. He had taught at Wirt County High School from 1951-1954, he worked for FMC for 16 years and he retired from Bonded Oil Emro Marketing after 12 years of service. He was a Protestant by faith and he loved to hunt and fish. 

Alvy Hadley 
Alvy Hadley, 92, of Middlebourne died July 6, 2002. 
He is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Roberts of Middlebourne, Edna Mills of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Norma Jean Sowers of Washington, Pa.; one sister, Zelma Watson of Middlebourne; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 

Mabel V. Hill 
SALEM - Mabel V. Hill, 93, of Parkersburg, formerly of the Big Flint area, died at 7:55 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2002, at a private home in Vienna, W.Va., following an extended illness. 
She was born Oct. 30, 1908, in Big Flint, a daughter of the late Selathia and Orpha Underwood Gain. Her husband, Wayne Hill, died in 1973. 

Edna Howes 
HARRISVILLE - Edna Howes, 88, of Harrisville died Sunday, July 7, 2002, in Harrisville. 
She was born July 6, 1914, in Glenville, Gilmer County, W.Va. 

Mertie G. Keener 
Mertie G. Keener, 94, of Parkersburg died Sunday, July 7, 2002, at her residence. 
She was born in Belfont, Braxton County, a daughter of the late James and Oma Carr. She was a former employee of the Wilmar cafeteria and Blennerhassett Hotel and was Baptist by faith. 

Irene Bungard 
Irene Bungard, 75, of Lakeview Estates died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at her residence. 
She was born March 18, 1927, in Wood County, a daughter of the late Omer Lee Carez and Maggie Irena (Jordan) Carez. 

Emma B. Estadt 
Emma Bernetta Estadt, 90, of Caldwell died July 5, 2002. 
Survivors include two sons, William and John; one daughter, Barbara Archer; one sister, Mary Michel; and one brother, James. 

Ralph L. Golden 
Ralph L. "Cannon" Golden, 60, of Mineral Wells, passed away July 5, 2002 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born June 25, 1942, a son of the late Aubrey L. and Pearl Maxwell Golden. He was a truck driver and the Co-Founder of Helping Hands C.B. Club and he was a member of the Moose Lodge 1118. 

Woodrow E. Hall 
Woodrow E. Hall, 88, of Millstone died July 7, 2002, in Grafton General Hospital, Grafton, W.Va. 
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Stump Funeral Home in Arnoldsburg. Interment will be in the Sand Ridge Cemetery with military graveside rites being provided by American Legion Post 21 of Spencer. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Friday until the hour of services. 

Steven Hardman 
Steven Brent Hardman, 45, of Lynn Street, Parkersburg died July 5, 2002 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Steven Lowell Hardman and Mary Frances Fortney. 

Richard G. Lee 
Richard Gordon Lee, 88, of New Matamoras, Ohio, died July 5, 2002, at his home. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee; one daughter, Carol Ann Berentz; one grandson, John C. Berentz; and one great-grandson, John Lee Berentz. 

Anna Louise Page 
Anna Louise Page, 78, of Vienna died Friday, July 5, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg following a long illness. 
She was born June 8, 1924, in Vienna, a daughter of the late Warner and Myrtle Samples Britton. 

Frederick Rexroad 
Frederick L. Rexroad, 42, of Belpre, Ohio, died July 4, 2002 at his residence. 
He was born July 8, 1959, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Clarence Alexander and Frances Boshane Rexroad. 

Charles L. Rogers 
Charles L. Rogers, 79, of Mineral Wells passed away July 5, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital. 
He was born March 3, 1923, in Mayfield, Ky., a son of the late Olin and Alice Carroll. He retired from Dupont as a foreman. 

Virginia Taylor 
Virginia May "Ginny" Taylor, 72, of Ripley died July 5, 2002. 
She is survived by her mother, Velma Crihfield; her husband, Brady Taylor; five sisters, Mary, Elizabeth, Mildred, Lorheda and Roberta; five brothers, Sam, Bernard, Wayne, Ronald and Larry; one sister-in-law; one brother-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. 

James E. Branam 
James E. "Jim" Branam, 60, of Vienna died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born March 6, 1942, in Camp, Ark., a son of the late James E. and Mary Newberry Branam. He was retired after 30 years of service from Ohio Valley College as manager of Powell Apartments and was a member of the Belpre Church of Christ where he served as a deacon. 

Paul Feldmeier Sr. 
Paul Francis Feldmeier Sr., 91, of South 4th Avenue, Paden City, W.Va., died July 4, 2002, at his residence. 
Paul was born Jan. 25, 1911, in Paden City, a son of the late Robert S. and Anna Zisterer Feldmeier. He was a salesman for Realsilk Company and a former employee of Lawrence Glass Novelty of Sistersville. In 1935 he began his career with the Paul Wissmach Glass Company of Paden City where he became plant manager in 1947 and later served as secretary and treasurer of the company. Upon his retirement from Wissmach Glass on 1976, he continued as an advisor and officer of the company. He was a member of the Stained Glass Association of America, the American Ceramic Society for over 50 years and the Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church of Paden City. 

Alfred K. Hays 
Alfred K. Hays, 87, formerly of Parkersburg, died July 4, 2002, in Rockville, Md. 
Arrangements pending at Leavitt Funeral Home. 

Victoria Hives 
Victoria Hives, 78, of Mineral Wells died Thursday, July 4, 2002, at the residence of her caregiver. 
Arrangements pending at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg. 

L. Elizabeth McLain 
L. Elizabeth McLain, 83, of Parkersburg, died July 4, 2002. 
She is survived by her caregivers, Jerome and Josephine Fetch of Parkersburg; and one uncle, Charles W. Anderson of Marietta. 

Janet R. Roberts 
Janet R. Roberts, 47, of Parkersburg died at St. Joseph's Hospital Wednesday, July 3, 2002, following a long illness. 
She was born Dec. 2, 1954, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Raymond W. and Pauline P. Gordon Thorn. She was a wife and mother. 

Ralph Earl Smith 
ELIZABETH - Wirt County's first state conservation officer, Mr. Ralph Earl Smith, 82, of Mineral Wells passed away Sunday morning, July 7, 2002, at his residence. 
Mr. Smith was born Feb. 16, 1920, in Roanoke, Lewis County, W.Va., a son of the late John Jackson and Mary Luverne Weaver Smith. He was the first state conservation officer in Wirt County having retired in 1980 as sergeant from the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources with more than 32 years of service with more than 23 years dedicated to service in Wirt and Wood counties. He was a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy and served as a U.S. Deputy Game Warden with the U.S. Department of the Interior. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served with the 135th ordinance maintenance battalion of the 13th armory division and was past commander of American Legion Post 55 of Elizabeth. He was past master of Wirt Lodge 82 AF & AM and a 38 year member of the Scottish Rite of Parkersburg. He was a member of the Wirt Chapter 113, Order of the Eastern Star and United Methodist by faith. 


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