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Russell Beardsley 
Russell Beardsley, 78, of Marietta died Jan. 10, 2003. 
He married Ella Noland, who survives with five sons, Kevin, Terry, David, Rodney and Don Beardsley; one daughter, Kim Weckbacher; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Herbert; and three sisters, Dorothy Hendershot, Eileen Noufer and Eloise Strahler. 

Lura H. Cook 
Lura H. Parsons Cook, 85, of Eleanor, W.Va., passed away Jan. 10, 2003, at Putnam General Hospital following a short illness. 
She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Eleanor. 

Harold Ferguson 
Harold L. Ferguson, 76, of Belpre died Jan. 10, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born in Glenville. He was a Marine Corps veteran and had taught at Glenville State College. He work several years for Bobier Electronics, from where he retired. He was a 32nd degree Mason, having belonged to the Glenville Masonic Lodge. He had also been in the Knights of Pythias. 

Harry Hall 
Harry G. Hall, 82, of Parkersburg died Jan. 10, 2003, in Boaz. 
He was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Wirt County and was the son of the late Charlie Hall and Lillie Williams Hall. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Parkersburg. He had worked for the Labor's Union 1085 in Parkersburg and also the Labor's Union in Marietta, having worked for several years with Heiby Construction Company from which he retired. He was a World War II Army veteran. 

Freeda M. Hardie 
Freeda May Hardie, 62, of Parkersburg died Jan. 11, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
She is survived by one daughter, Karen Barnes; one son, Ralph Hardie; one brother, Donald Buchanan; and one sister, Eva Buchanan. 

Harvey Hawkins 
Harvey K. Hawkins, 75, of Parkersburg died Jan. 11, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
Arrangements pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. 

Harley Houchin 
Harley Houchin, 80, of Beallsville, Ohio, died Jan. 11, 2003, at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. 
He is survived by his wife, Donna Hayhurst Houchin; two daughters, Kim Atkinson of Beallsville, Ohio, and Robyn Furr and her husband Bob of Arkansas; six grandchildren, Ryan, Adam, Noah, Joshua, Jacob and Owen; one brother, Ray Houchin of Parkersburg; one sister, Ruth Bennett of Washington; and several nieces and nephews. 

Marie Morgan 
ELIZABETH - Former West Virginia Silver Hair Legislator Mrs. Marie Morgan, 88, of the Beulah Hill Community, Wirt County, departed this life Saturday morning, Jan. 11, 2003, at her residence. 
Mrs. Morgan was born June 12, 1914, in Wood County, a daughter of the late Omer and Jennie Wagoner Fordyce. She was a longtime member of the Wirt County Senior Citizens, where she served on the Board of Directors, and was an outspoken advocate for senior citizen issues. She served four years in the West Virginia Silver Haired Legislature and was a member of the Beulah Hill Homemakers Club. She was a founding member of the Wirt County Fair Association and a member of the Broadway Baptist Church. 

Darcel Parsons 
Darcel Parsons, 89, of Dunbar, W.Va., died Jan. 10, 2003. 
She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Richard E. Patrick 
Richard E. Patrick, 91, of Parkersburg died Jan. 10, 2003, at his residence. 
He was born Aug. 2, 1911, in McMechen, W.Va., a son of the late George S. and Eva Lilly Hager Patrick and was a direct descendent of Chief Justice John Marshall. Mr. Patrick retired from DuPont in 1974 after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He was a lifelong boating and river enthusiast and raced hydroplane racing boats as a young man. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Parkersburg. 

Mildred Sands 
Mildred Sands, 93, of Parkersburg died Jan. 11, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
Arrangements are entrusted to Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Grand Central Avenue, Vienna. 

Mary L. Sparks 
Mary L. Sparks, 74, of Marietta died Jan. 11, 2003. 
She is survived by two sons, Paul and Jeffrey Sparks; four daughters, Vicki Clark, Debbie Gordon, Teresa Porter and Brenda Baker; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Herman Campbell; and four sisters, Dolly Higgins, Louella Hughes, Marie Adams and Audrey Sciance. 

William J. Tibbs 
William "Bill" James Tibbs Jr., 49, of Washington, W.Va., died Jan. 10, 2003, as a result of an automobile accident. 
He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late William James Sr. and Alline Gertrude Flinn Tibbs. He was a teacher and coached sports for many schools in Wood County, including Blennerhassett Junior High School and Parkersburg South High School, and was currently teaching at the Washington County Career Center. He also owned WV Auto Plus and Liberty Trading Post in Lubeck. He was a talented boxer and as well as being a seven-time Golden Gloves winner and runnerup in the World Toughman Contest, coached for some boxing clubs. He attended Fairmont State College and graduated from Marshall University. He loved his two daughters and lived his life for them. 

Marcel L. Batten 
Marcel Lee Batten, 78, of Marietta, died Jan. 10, 2003, at his home. 
Born in Spencer, he owned and operated Lee Batten Auto Repair. 

Richard Patrick 
Richard E. Patrick, 91, of Parkersburg died Friday, Jan. 10, 2003, at his residence. 

Ida L. Pratt 
Ida Loraine Pratt, 76, of Shirley, died Jan. 9, 2003. 
She is survived by her husband, Herbert Pratt; son, Bruce Pratt of Shirley; daughter, Marsha Reed of Shirley; and grandchildren, Michael Reed, Jessica Pratt and Bryan Pratt. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall and Irene Weekley; brothers, Clifton, Victor, Cecil, Clarence and Cleo Weekley; and sister, Mary Kimball. 

Ralph S. Rhodes 
HARRISVILLE - Ralph S. Rhodes, 73, of Harrisville, died Jan. 9, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born June 10, 1929, in Adrian, W.Va., the son of the late Ira J. and Edna Grace Tenney Rhodes. He worked as an electrician and later was a real estate agent with Adrian Properties, Harrisville. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Ritchie Church of the Nazarene. 

William Tibbs Jr. 
William "Bill" James Tibbs Jr., 49, of Washington, W.Va., died Jan. 10, 2003, as a result of an automobile accident. 
He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late William James Sr. and Alline Gertrude Flinn Tibbs. 

Grant L. Boring 
Grant L. Boring, 75, of Reedsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at his residence. 
He was born in Lisbon, Ohio, July 22, 1927, the son of Edith Erdman and the late Ira H. Boring. He was a beloved father, grandfather and friend. 

Ruby Cunningham 
Ruby J. Cunningham, 88, of Ripley, died Jan. 8, 2003, in Eldercare of West Virginia. 
She is survived by her daughters, Judy Brotherton of Leroy and Patricia Cunningham of Ripley; one sister, Ivol Boyer of Guysville, Ohio. 

Norman Flowers 
Norman E. "Bud" Flowers, 79, of Boaz, passed away Jan. 8, 2003, at his residence with his loving wife and children at his side. 
He was born Sept. 14, 1923, in Falls Mills, Va., a son of the late Bennie and Effie Waddell Flowers. He was retired from the Gulf Oil Corp. at the Marietta Bulk Plant as a truck driver. Flowers was a member of the Sandhill United Methodist Church, Boaz; a member of the citizens for the betterment of Boaz; and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II in the European Theater as a member of the 7th Army and the 581st Anti-Aircraft-AAA Gun Battalion. He enjoyed his family and gardening. 

Maude L. Hileman 
Maude L. Hileman, 89, of Vienna, died Jan. 9, 2003, at Arcadia Nursing Home in Coolville. She was born in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Peter and Clara Wright Looney. 
She worked at O'Ames and loved to work in her yard. 

Alice C. Miller 
Alice Christy Miller, 90, a resident of The Inn and formerly of Cole Coffman Road, Marietta, died at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003. 
She was born Nov. 11, 1912, in Watertown, Ohio, to Henry Edward and Mary Caroline Thoma Christy. She had resided in Marietta all of her life. Alice worked for S.S. Kresges early in her life. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Catholic Women's Club, where she held office on unit, deanery and diocesan levels. She was an honorary board member of the American Cancer Society and Reach to Recovery. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Warren Garden Club, Pinehurst Homemakers and the Columbietes. Alice loved needleworking and traveling. 

Betty Reynolds 
Betty Bush Reynolds, 81, a longtime resident of Parkersburg, died at her home in Oxford, Miss., Dec. 30, 2002. 
She was born in Clarksburg and was a direct descendant of General Stonewall Jackson. Survivors include son, Thomas Reynolds II of Rogers, Ark.; daughter, Dr. Sandra Bubrig of Oxford; three grandchildren; a sister; and a step-sister. She was preceded in death by husband, Thomas Reynolds. 

Willard R. Ruble 
Willard R. Ruble, 76, of Marietta, Route 1, died Jan. 8, 2003, at his home. He was a construction worker and veteran of World War II. 
He is survived by his wife, Audrey Jane Haught Ruble; three daughters, Sandra Wilson, Brenda Pugh and Bonnie Ruble; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two sisters, Ruth Poling and Irma Wittikind. 

Genevieve Weekley 
Genevieve Weekley, 89, of Sistersville, died Jan. 9, 2003, at New Martinsville Health Care Center. 
She was born March 30, 1913, in Sistersville, a daughter of the late Arden and Ila Freeland Merritt. She was a former employee of the Magnolia Manor Nursing Home, Sistersville, and the Colin Anderson Center, St. Marys. 

Zenna Alice Cain 
Zenna Alice Cain, 90, of Parkersburg, passed away Jan. 8, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital. 
She was born Feb. 4, 1912, at Richwood, W.Va., a daughter of the late William and Iva Lee Alderman Kincaid. She was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, and was retired from Montgomery Ward as manager of the snack bar. She had been a member of the Cedar Grove Homemakers Club for over 30 years. During World War II, she worked for Firestone Aircraft, Akron and the Cherry River Lumber Company Sawmill. 

Shirley L. Green 
Shirley Lee Edgell Green, 57, of Vienna, died Jan. 7, 2003, at her residence. 
She was born in Parkersburg, daughter of the late Arthur Gilbert and Avis Irene Cooper Edgell. She was a member of the Lifeline Apostolic Church in Vienna. 

Annette Hickman 
Annette Lynn Hickman, 36, of Davisville, died Jan. 8, 2003, at Day Spring Healthcare Center, Beverly. 
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ronald Hickman and Nancy Lantz of Cleveland, Ohio. She was a homemaker and a member of 19th Street Church of God. She was also a member of Woodmen of the World. 

Doris M. Newhart 
Doris M. Newhart, 77, of Parkersburg, went home to see the Lord, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2002. 
She was a patient at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was born in Newton Falls, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ernest R. and Pearl Hall Conklin. Mrs. Newhart was a graduate of Kent State University, and was a former teacher in the Akron school system. She retired from the Wood County Board of Education as an elementary school teacher, having taught at Williams and Park schools. She was a member of the Wood County Retired Teachers Association, and formerly served as president of various organizations, including the Dutch Acres Garden Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, West Virginia Baptist Ministers Wives, Retired Ministers and Mates of the West Virginia Baptist, West Virginia Baptist Convention, and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. She was first vice-president of the West Virginia Women's Ministry, and a member of the Broadway Baptist Church, Parkersburg. 

Betty Jean Reiter 
Betty Jean Reiter, 78, formerly of Lower Salem, died at 4:46 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. 
She was born May 27, 1924, in Marietta, a daughter of George R. and Muriel L. Havner Immell. She had been employed at Lower Salem Commercial Bank. Mrs. Reiter was a member of the Lower Salem United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, led the youth choir at church, was a Cub Scout Den Mother, member of the Order of the Eastern Star 60 at Macksburg, was a past matron and secretary/treasurer, and was a 1942 graduate of Salem Liberty High School. She enjoyed playing piano, sewing, and was an avid sports fan, especially for Ohio State Buckeyes and Oakland Raiders. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren in sporting events. On June 17, 1947, she married Billy F. Reiter, who preceded her in death on July 24, 2001. 

Anthony Tulumaris 
Anthony "Tony" John Tulumaris, 55, of Charlotte, N.C., died Jan. 7, 2003. 
He is survived by his wife Teresa Pfaff Tulumaris; one son, Douglas Tulumaris and wife Jackie; one daughter, Andrea Funk and husband Mark; and his mother, Mary Zaharias Tulumaris Gregory of Marietta. 

Robert L. Vought 
Robert L. Vought, 78, of Ravenswood, died Jan. 7, 2003. 
He is survived by two daughters, Sue Miller, and Debby Bashaw and husband Doug; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Blanche and Ruth; and one brother, Quinter. 

Genieva Conard 
Genieva Conrad, 88, of Grantsville, formerly of Stumptown, died Jan. 7, 2003, in St. Joseph's Hospital. 

Claron W. Dawson 
HARRISVILLE - Claron W. Dawson, 89, of Vienna, died Jan. 6, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born Dec. 28, 1913, in Macfarlan, the son of the late Frank and Maude McCray Dawson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in Okinawa. He graduated from Harrisville High School, Glenville State College, and graduate work at West Virginia University with a degree in teaching. He taught in Ritchie County and served as principal for many years, in which he helped and encouraged many students. He worked in oil and gas, and served as vice president of Allegheny Land and Mineral, which later became ALAMCO, from 1956-1994, and served on the board of directors. He was a Mason of the Scottish Rite, was a member of Harrisville Lodge 98 AF&AM. He served on the Ritchie County Educational Trust Board for many years, and was a former Boy Scout leader. He and his first wife, Juanita, were named State Farm Family of the Year, and he was named International Oil and Gas Association Man of the Year. His hobbies included the stock market, golfing and a love of gardening. 

Walter Ferguson 
Walter Ferguson, 88, of Fort Meade, Fla., died Jan. 6, 2003. 
He was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Huntington, W.Va. He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in the European Theater, and worked as a social worker for 37 years. He was Methodist by faith. 

Okey Roger King 
Okey Roger King, 75, of Belpre, died Jan. 8, 2003, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Palestine, son of the late Ernest H. King and Thelma A. Daggett King Roberts. He was a member of the Belpre Church of Christ where he had served several years as an elder. He also served the Hamilton Church of Christ as an elder. He was a veteran of World War II, and retired as a command sergeant major from the Army National Guard. He was a member of the VFW in Parkersburg. He was a charter board member of the Mid-Western Children's Home, Cincinnati, Ohio. He had served on West Virginia's Solid Waste Authority Board. He received the Freedom Foundation Medal at Valley Forge, Pa. He also received the "Volunteer of the Year" award for the state of West Virginia Waste Authority Board. 

Clyde Lauderman 
Clyde C. Lauderman, 81, of Parkersburg, died Jan. 7, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital. 
He was born June 12, 1921, in Waverly, a son of the late Cecil and Mary Whitlatch Lauderman. He was retired from Johns Manville, and was a member of the Latrobe Street Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in both World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the DAV and American Legion. 

Wesley E. Rexroad 
Wesley Eugene "Gene" Rexroad, 96, of Parkersburg, died Jan. 7, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born in Ritchie County, a son of the late Franklin and Myrtle Clark Rexroad. Mr. Rexroad was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Men's Bible Class. He retired from the South Penn Oil Company in July 1968, after more than 35 years of service, and had previously worked for the B&O Railroad for 10 years. 

Jonathan Richards 
Jonathan Lee Richards, 30, of Coolville, died Jan. 5, 2003, in an automobile accident. 
He is survived by his wife, Tammy Richards; one stepson, Ryan Daugherty; one stepdaughter, Amillia McNabb; his mother, Barbara Smith; three sisters, Trina McCoy, Crystal Barber and Susan Toncray; and several nieces and nephews. 

Ila J. Sayre 
Ila J. Sayre, 78, of Marietta died Jan. 6, 2003. 
She was born at Constitution and spent most of her life in Williamstown. 

Edwin Townsend 
Edwin B. Townsend Jr., 91, of Williamstown, died 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003, at the Inn, Marietta. 
He was born Dec. 21, 1911, in Irontown, Ohio, a son of the late Rev. E.B. and Elizabeth Townsend. Since 1940, he had spent most of his life in Williamstown. He spent his childhood in Marietta, and was a graduate of Marietta High School. He attended the College of Wooster, and was a graduate of Bliss Business College. For more than 35 years, he served as an assistant vice-president and secretary-treasurer of the Williamstown National Bank. At his death, he was still a director of the bank. With his wife, he owned the Townsend Insurance Agency in Williamstown for more than 30 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Williamstown, was a 50-year member of Williamstown Lodge 129, AF&AM and was a Scottish Rite Mason. He enjoyed boating. On Dec. 14, 1936, he married Zora Williamson, who preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 1983. 

Serepthia Walters 
Serepthia Ann "Seppie" Morrison Walters, 46, of West Union died Jan. 6, 2003. 
She is survived by her husband, Floyd Walters; one son, Jamison "Jimmy" Walkters; one daughter, Sarah Louise Walters; one brother, Ottis "Ott" Morrison and wife Janie; one sister, Amy McMullen; and one nephew, Dallas Morrison. 

Marcella Woodruff 
Marcella C. Woodruff, 94, of Parkersburg, died Jan. 7, 2003, in Parkersburg. 
She was born in Piqua, Ohio, June 20, 1908, a daughter of the late Amos and Augusta Schwartzbaugh Collins. 

Saundra K. Allen 
Saundra Kay Allen, 58, of North 3rd Avenue, Paden City, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2003. 
Her beautiful spirit was called home to heaven to claim her wings. She was born May 10, 1944, to Alvina Potts Hornbrook and Gerald Blair. She was a spectacular person with a tremendous spirit and was dearly loved by all who knew her. 

Genevieve Ludwig 
ELIZABETH - Mrs. Genevieve (Granny Prue) Mogran Ludwig, 96, of Camp Barbe Road, Wirt County, departed this life Jan. 6, 2003, in Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, following an extended illness. 
She was born Feb. 26, 1906, in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Elihue (Hugh) and Lillie Laughlin Morgan. She was a lifelong Wirt County homemaker, and, in her early years, became a member of the Baptist church at Liberty High, Calhoun County. After moving to Wirt County, she attended Beulah Hill Presbyterian Church for more than 25 years, and, later, attended the Elizabeth Nazarene Church. She spent much of her life caring for her neighbors and the infirmed, and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. 

Phyllis J. Meister 
Phyllis Jean Meister, 60, of Caro Lane, Marietta, died at 9:11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2003, at her home. 
She was born Aug. 12, 1942, in Sewickley, Pa., daughter of George and Mary Tomana Scharff. She had lived in Marietta for 52 years. Phyllis was a 1960 graduate of St. Mary's High School. She was a loving wife and mother. 

Sidney I. Smith 
Sidney I. Smith, 87, of Spencer, died Jan. 5, 2003. 
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mildred Clark Smith; one sister, Nadene Taylor of Ocoee, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. 

Jerry VanWay 
Gerald A. "Jerry" VanWay, 65, of Mineral Wells died Jan. 5, 2003, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Melvin D. and Helen F. Ogg VanWay. Mr. VanWay retired in 1992 from DuPont Washington Works, after 33 years of service. He especially enjoyed woodworking, golfing, bowling and boating. 

Vera M. Whiston 
Vera Madeline Whiston, 80, of Charleston, W.Va., died Jan. 6, 2003. 
She is survived by one son, William and his wife Tena; one daughter, Sandra Wells and husband Harley; six grandsons; three great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; and one brother, Ron E. Coplin and wife Millie. 

Pearle E. Abicht 
Pearle E. Abicht, 79, of Belmont, W.Va., died Jan. 5, 2003, at her residence. 
She was born May 31, 1923, in Pleasants County, a daughter of the late Fred and Mae Wheaton DeLong. She was a 1942 graduate of St. Marys High School, a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Eureka, Pleasants County, a member of Chaper 31 Order of the Eastern Star, St. Marys, a lifetime member of the PTA, member of the Waverly Lions Club and a member of the Elks Ladies Auxiliary. 

June V. Anthony 
June V. Anthony, 84, of Cairo, Nutter Farm Community, died Jan. 5, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital. 
He was born July 15, 1918, in Lauckport, W.Va., a son of the late Jesse Grover Anthony and Laura Belle (Nohe) Anthony. Mr. Anthony was a World War II United States Army veteran, had formerly been employed with the American Viscose Company and the Willow Island Power Plant. He was a member of the Nutter Farm United Methodist Church, was a member of the Laborers' International Union, Parkersburg for over 20 years, enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and was an avid fisherman. 

Watt Elkins 
Watt Elkins Jr., 82, of Williamstown died Jan. 4, 2003, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. 
He is survived by his wife, Jeane Elkins of Williamstown; one sister-in-law, Jackie Powell of Marietta; one niece, Margaret Poole and her husband Mark of Columbus, Ohio; and one nephew, Brian Powell of Whipple. 

Mary Lu Headley 
Mary Lu Headley, 84, of Belpre passed away Jan. 5, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following a long illness. 
She was born June 7, 1918, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Samuel and Rosa Fluharty Smith. She was a lifelong homemaker and was active as a member of Rockland United Methodist Church in Belpre. 

Linda K. Knotts 
Linda Kay Smith Knotts, 55, of Mineral Wells died Jan. 4, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital after a brief battle with cancer. 
She was born March 31, 1947, at her grandmother's Edgelawn home in Parkersburg, a daughter of Olandus Coleman and Nannie Mae McCoy Smith of Macfarlan. She was a graduate of Harrisville High School, class of 1965, and the Parkersburg Beauty College. She married James Earl Knotts of Calhoun County on Nov. 12, 1965. She worked as a hairdresser in Parkersburg for several years, then as a homemaker who devoted her life to loving and caring for her family, friends, and many babies through the years, all of whom she showered with affection. Mrs. Knotts had a deep love for domestic and wild animals, feeding everyone's cats and dogs, as well as the birds, deer, squirrels, wild turkeys, raccoons and even skunks. She was an active member of the Pettyville United Methodist Church, serving in many leadership capacities and giving unselfishly of herself in Christian ministry to others. 

Sally Jo Mullins 
Sally Jo (Stewart) Mullins, 55, of Cottageville, W.Va., died Jan. 3, 2003. 
She was born Aug. 14, 1947, in Athens, a daughter of the late Joseph and Joan (Gandee) Stewart. 

Lucille E. Queen 
Lucille E. Queen, 64, of Parkersburg passed away Jan. 5, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
She was born Aug. 7, 1938, on Sam's Creek, W.Va., a daughter of the late Edward Young, stepfather Basil Lockhart and mother Ethel Barton Lockhart. She retired from the Bureau of Public Debt after 40 years of service, was a member of the Fresh Fire Ministry and had attended the Celebration Center. 

Marjorie F. Brown 
Marjorie Faye Brown, 60, of Parkersburg went to be with the Lord Jan. 3, 2002. 
She was born March 5, 1942, in Parkersburg, a daughter of Lloyd and Mettie Marie Emrick Wigal. She was a homemaker and member of the Sarepta Baptist Church. 

Aristotle Butler 
Aristotle Butler Jr., 64, of Orma died Jan. 3, 2003, at his home. 
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Orma United Methodist Church, Orma, the Rev. David Weaver officiating. Interment will be in Orma Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. today at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. 

Leonard L. Frost 
Leonard L. Frost, 60, of Guysville, Ohio, died Jan. 2, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg. 
He was born March 12, 1942, in Frost, Ohio. He is the son of Clarence and the late Leida Linton Frost. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, a member of the Bass Club and also an Air- Born of the Army. 

Annette Johnson 
Annette C. Johnson, 86, of McConnelsville, Ohio, died Jan. 3, 2003. 
She is survived by one daughter, Pamela J. Workman and husband Michael of McConnelsville; two nieces; and two nephews. 

Robert Lee Jones 
Robert Lee Jones, 47, of Parkersburg died Dec. 31, 2002, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. 
He was born Nov. 13, 1955, in Charleston, a son of the late Darrell D. and Mary V. Jones. He lived most of his life in Parkersburg and had worked as a self-employed contractor in home remodeling. He was a former member of the 82nd Airborne. He was Methodist by faith and had dedicated his life to God. 

C. Montgomery 
Catherine Louise Pickens Montgomery, 87, of Little Hocking, Ohio, died Jan. 2, 2003, at the Willows Center, Parkersburg. 
She was born Nov. 24, 1915, in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late William and Lena James Pickens. She worked for the Viscose Co. for 25 years. She was a longtime member of the Little Hocking United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School, and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She loved to garden, crochet and tole paint. She spent her entire life in the Little Hocking and Parkersburg area, with the exception of a period of time when she and her husband Carl worked in aircraft manufacturing in Akron, Ohio, during World War II. She lived by the Ten Commandments, wishing only to spread the word of Jesus Christ and to do good for others. She gave so much and asked nothing in return. She will be missed by all who knew her, but they will survive on the knowledge she is now with her Lord, to whom she was ever faithful. 

Juanita C. Purdy 
Juanita Cole Purdy, 94, of Ravenswood died Jan. 3, 2003. 
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ravenswood. 

Pamela K. Steele 
Pamela K. Steele, 45, of Sistersville died Jan. 3, 2003, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. 
She was born Oct. 1, 1957, in Sistersville, a daughter of Richard and Ellen Lucas Smythe. She was manager of the Wells Inn, Sistersville, member of the Oxford Street Church of Christ, Sistersville, a Sunday School teacher, member of the Sistersville Area Jaycees, chairman of A Child's Christmas and member of the Elks Lodge 333 for 24 years. 

Terry L. Wagoner 
Terry L. Wagoner, 37, of Chillicothe, Ohio, died Jan. 3, 2002, in Chillicothe. 
He was born in Parkersburg, a son of Clarence Wagoner of Parkersburg and Vivian Sue Mossor Sigley of Parkersburg. 

Leota M. Yost 
Leota Maxine Yost, 82, formerly of Lowell, Ohio, died Jan. 3, 2003, in St. Augustine, Fla. 
She was born in Ritchie County, a daughter of Ernest and Mae Lamm Kern. 

Randall Barnette 
Randall W. "Randy" Barnette, 41, of Creston died Jan. 3, 2003, at his residence, after a battle with brain cancer. 
He was a 1979 graduate of PSHS, and a 1995 honor graduate from Washington State Community College. He was a 10-year veteran police officer from Marietta Police Department, and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force. He was born June 11, 1961, in Parkersburg, a son of Alan and Betty Barnette of Orlando, Fla. and Juanita and Tony Castanon of Coal City, W.Va. 

Clara T. Brown 
Clara T. Brown, 99, of Parkersburg, entered into eternal rest at her home on Jan. 8, 2003. 
Awaiting her arrival are her parents; brother, Palmer Pratt; sister, Elizabeth Wrenn; husband, Valdred D. Brown Sr.; sons, Lloyd and Vernon Brown; grandchildren, Cheri and Tim Brown; and great-grandchildren, infant Davis twins. 

Dorothy Cole 
Dorothy L. Cole, 85, of Parkersburg, died Jan. 2, 2003, at her residence. 
She was born April 11, 1917, in Cincinnati, Ohio, a daughter of the late Myron Selby and Henrietta Schneider Glazier. 

Jessica M. Eborg 
Jessica Marie Eborg, 21, of Williamstown died Jan. 1, 2002, as the result of an automobile accident in Lawrence County, Ky. 
She is survived by her parents, Richard and Angela Steele Colvin; three sisters, Mary Houser, Michelle Colvin Bailey, Misty Eborg; two brothers, Trey Bailey, Anthony Lauer; grandparents, Barbara and Jeff Mayfield; one great-grandfather, Lee Steele; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Clair O. Jackson 
Clair Olan Jackson, 75, of Parkersburg passed away Jan. 2, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. 
He was born March 12, 1927, in Jackson County, a son of the late Gay and Carrie May Dernberger Jackson. 

William B. James 
William Baxter James, 66, of Sand Ford, Gilmer County, died Jan. 2, 2003, at his home. 

Catherine Montgomery 
Catherine Montgomery, 87, of Little Hocking died Jan. 2, 2003, at the Willows Nursing Center. 

John G. Morehead 
John Garner Morehead, 68, of Spencer died Dec. 28, 2002, at home. 
He was born Dec. 15, 1934, in Roane County, a son of the late Robert Randolph "Dolph" and Velva Susan Niday Morehead. He was formerly employed at Ford Motor Company in Ohio and recently did carpentry work. He was a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army, having retired in 1977, after serving during the Vietnam Conflict, where he received a Bronze Star. 

Mary E. Nichols 
Mary E. Nichols, 62, of Looneyville died Jan. 2, 2003, in Roane General Hospital, Spencer. 
She is survived by her husband, John "Henry" Nichols; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randall and Melissa Nichols, Toby and Tracey Nichols; one daughter, Kim Nichols, all of Looneyville; two grandsons; and several brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Douglas Shepard 
Douglas L. Shepard, 60, passed away Jan. 2, 2003, due to complications from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). 
Born in Parkersburg, he was a Barberton resident for the past 38 years, where he retired from USF Holland Motor Freight after 30 years service with the Teamsters Union 24. He was also a proud Navy veteran. 

Pamela K. Steele 
Pamela K. Steele, 45, of Sistersville, died Jan. 3, 2003, in Marietta Memorial Hospital. 
She was born Oct. 1, 1957, in Sistersville, daughter of Richard and Ellen Lucas Smythe. She was manager of the Wells Inn, Sistersville, member of the Oxford Street Church of Christ, Sistersville, a Sunday school teacher, member of the Sistersville Area Jaycees, chairman of A Child's Christmas, and member of the Elks Lodge 333 for 24 years. 

Marjorie Wallace 
Marjorie Jean Wallace, 82, of 5th Street, Beverly, died Jan. 2, 2003, in Columbus, Ohio. 
She is survived by one stepson, Larry Wallace of Stockport; one sister, June Davis of Lowell; and several nieces and nephews. 

Beryl Webber 
Beryl Webber, 95, of New Matamoras, died Jan. 2, 2003. 
She is survived by son, James Webber and wife, Madlynne; four grandchildren, Mike Webber, Jeff Webber, Brenda Wolfe and Cathy Mills; and six great-grandchildren. 

Pauline Wheeler 
Pauline Verna "Polly" Corbitt Wheeler of Vienna went to be with the Lord Jan. 2, 2003, following an extended illness. 
She was born in Monongah, W.Va., the daughter of the late Edgar H. and Hoy Pearl Lunceford Corbitt. At one time, she had been employed by St. Joseph's Hospital, Thorns Grocery, Vienna, the Willows Nursing Home, and the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council. She attended Fellowship Baptist Church. 

L. Maxine Yost 
L. Maxine Yost, 82, formerly of Lowell, died Jan. 3, 2003 in St. Augustine, Fla.


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