SANDYVILLE - Waldron A. "Barney" Cooper of Sandyville, Jackson County,
died June 3, 2003, at his home.
Arrangements are incomplete with Vail Funeral Home of Ripley.
J. Ruth Denton
FLORENCE, S.C. - J. Ruth Denton, 86, a former resident of Marietta,
died Sunday, June 1, 2003, in Florence, S.C., where she had lived the past
She was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Okey
Glen and Myrtle Farmer Oliver. She had spent most of her life in Marietta
and had been employed at the Hotel Lafayette. She had been employed at
the Marietta Chair Factory during World War II. She attended Marietta High
School and enjoyed crocheting, quilting and making angels for her family
and friends. She was a member fo the First Baptist Church Marietta Chapter
No. 59, Order of the Eastern Star, was active in the O'Neill Senior Center
and RSVP and was a volunteer at the Tourist Trolley as well as many other
programs in Marietta. On Feb. 2, 1935, she was married to James Thomas
Denton Sr. who preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 1957.
Mary A. Gogan
ZANESVILLE - Mary A. Gogan, 58, of Zanesville died Monday, June 2,
Survivors are five sons, Robert Gogan of Zanesville, Keith Gogan of
Lorain, Ohio, Jack Gogan of Elyria, Ohio, Timothy Gogan of Alma and Thomas
Gogan of West Lake, Ohio; a brother, James McBurnie of Toms River, N.J.;
and 16 grandchildren.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home,
Pennsboro, with interment in Spring Hill Cemetery, Tyler County. Visitation
will be 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Jeanene Ann Gross
RAVENSWOOD - Jeanene Ann Gross, 65, of Ravenswood, formerly of Port
Richey, Fla., died June 3, 2003.
She was born in Wisconsin, a daughter of the late Russell V. and Lucille
Burgess Cherry. She retired from the Pasco County Board of Education in
Surviving are four daughters; two sons; a brother; two sisters; 13
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be at the convenience of the family.
There will be no visitation. Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is in charge
Herbert L. Naylor
PARKERSBURG - Herbert L. Naylor, 80, of Parkersburg died June 3, 2003,
at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Robert B. and Lessie
D. Clutter Naylor.
Mr. Naylor was a retired optometrist. He was in private practice in
Parkersburg from 1949-1982. He was a member of the State Optometric Association
and a lifetime member of the American Optometric Association where he was
a member for more than 50 years. Herbert was a U.S. Navy veteran of World
War II where he served in the Atlantic and Pacific theatres.
Surviving are his wife, Naomi "Peggy" McMullen Naylor; two sons, Michael
L. Naylor and Robert M. Naylor of Parkersburg; a brother, Charles Naylor
of Fort Myers, Fla.; two sisters, Beulah Blackshire of Davisville and Juanita
Milhoan of Belmont; three granddaughters, Missi Stanley, Lisa Naylor and
Lori Naylor, all of Parkersburg; and four great-granddaughters, Clarissa,
Kali, Regan and Lauren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg,
with Pastor Mark Hess officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet
Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Minnie J. Stemple
ROSEDALE - Minnie Jane Vaughan Stemple, 94, of Walnut Community, Rosedale,
died June 2, 2003, at the home of her daughter, Bernice White.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Walnut Community Church
with the Rev. Lester Tanner officiating. Interment will be in the Jarvis
Cemetery at Floe. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Stump Funeral
Home in Arnoldsburg.
Cecil E. Biehl
MARIETTA - Cecil Eddy Biehl, 75, of Marietta died June 2, 2003.
Survivors include a son, Eddy L. Biehl; daughters Brenda K. Pierce
and her husband, David, and Julie A. Sawyer and her husband, Ray; grandchildren
Brad, Chris and Eric Pierce and Ryan and Evan Sawyer; brothers Duane Biehl
and his wife, Maxine, and Richard Biehl and his wife, Martha; and a sister,
Joan Rose and her husband, Edward.
Glen A. Burton
ST. MARYS - Glen A. "Burt" Burton, 82, of St. Marys died June 2, 2003,
at his residence.
He was born Oct. 23, 1920, in New Martinsville, a son of the late Wilson
and Winnie Beatrice Butler Burton. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force
in June 1942, serving two years overseas in the European Theatre during
World War II, and was discharged in November of 1945. He was employed as
a surveyor and directed multiple construction projects in West Virginia,
Ohio, Georgia, Arizona, North Dakota, Texas, Arkansas, Illinois, North
Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, Indiana and New York. He retired from Indiana
& Michigan Electric Company, a division of American Electric Power
Company, in December 1982 as construction manager. He was a member of the
St. Marys United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Parkersburg
Lodge No. 169 AF&AM.
Betsy A. Delancey
VIENNA - Betsy A. Delancey, 72, of Vienna passed away June 2, 2003,
at Eagle Pointe Nursing Facility.
She was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late
Forrest and Bessie Atkinson Dailey. Betsy was a homemaker and a member
of the North End Church of Christ. She enjoyed crafts and worked craft
shops on Blennerhassett Island, was a seamstress and enjoyed flower gardening.
Ernest W. Rader
VIENNA - Ernest William Rader, 77, of Vienna died June 2, 2003, at
Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born Aug. 21, 1925, in Parkersburg, the only child of the late
Ernest Otto and Stella Enoch Rader. He was educated in the Wood County
school system and graduated from Parkersburg High School in the May Class
of 1944. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II where he served as
a radio specialist operator on Guam Island in the Pacific.
Maxine V. Goad
SALEM, Va. - Maxine Virginia Goad, 56, of Salem, Va., died Friday,
May 30, 2003.
Survivors include a son, John E. Goad Jr.; seven brothers, Alonzo L.,
Stanton Arthur, Isaac Alfred, Thomas Daniel, John Martin, Timothy R. and
David L. Boggs; a sister, Eileen Jean Boggs; and many nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and great-nephews.
William R. Mace
MINERAL WELLS - William Robert "Bill" Mace, 73, of Mineral Wells passed
away May 31, 2003, at his residence.
He was born in Akron, Ohio, a son of the late Freer R. and Pearl McPeek
Mace. He was retired from Kardex, coached little league baseball and enjoyed
following his grandchildren in various sporting events. He was a Korean
War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force.
S. Lisa Metz
FREMONT, Ind. - S. Lisa Starcher Metz, 42, of Fremont, Ind., formerly
of Parkersburg, died May 28, 2003, in Fremont.
She was born in Parkersburg and was the daughter of Sondra Lee Lemley
Mills of Parkersburg and the late Harry Virgil Mills. She had worked for
GE and DuPont in Parkersburg and for the Health Equipment and American
Legion in Fremont. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion
in Fremont and Parkersburg and the Eagles in Parkersburg. She was a member
of the Larkmead Faith Tabernacle.
PENNSBORO - Shirley Robertson, 66, of Route 2, Pennsboro departed this
life Sunday, June 1, 2003, at the family residence.
Mrs. Robertson was born Sept. 20, 1936, in Pennsboro. She had been
employed by the Atlantic Telephone and Telegraph Co. in Pennsboro as a
switchboard operator prior to her retirement. She was a graduate of Pennsboro
High School with the Class of 1954 and, with her husband, helped maintain
a 300-acre farm on W.Va. 74 North near Mountain, W.Va.
HOCKINGPORT, Ohio - Nina Rockhold, 90, of Hockingport died Saturday,
May 31, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.
She was born Sept. 19, 1912, a daughter of the late James and Minnie
Buchanan Randolph. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hockingport
United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Arden Depoy
of Little Hocking; two grandsons, Mark Rockhold of Little Hocking and Matthew
Rockhold of Belpre; two granddaughters, Janice Dubois of Pasadena, Md.,
and Joyce Smith of Milton, Vt.; one great-granddaughter, Katie Marie Rockhold;
and two special friends, Doris Atkinson and Judy Rockhold.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Cecil; and one son, Russell.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at White-Schwarzel
Funeral Home, Coolville, the Rev. George Horner officiating. Burial will
be in Stewart Cemetery, Hockingport. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday
at the funeral home.
Daniel K. Tolliver
SPENCER - Daniel K. Tolliver, 83, of Spencer died Saturday, May 31,
Survivors include seven sons, Robert, Kenneth, Melvin, Delbert, John,
Marvin and Claude; three daughters, Loretta McCormick, Edith Tolliver and
Rosetta Cottrell; a half-sister and brother; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Joseph J. Ayoob
CLARKSBURG - Joseph J. Ayoob, 73, of 317 Capitol St., Clarksburg died
at 8:30 p.m. Friday evening, May 30, 2003, at his residence under the care
He was born April 5, 1930, at St. Mary's Hospital in Clarksburg, a
son of the late Nemar Ayoob and Mary Herrick Ayoob. He worked at Eagle
Convec Glass Co. for 46 years and served as president of their local union.
He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and was a veteran of
the U.S. Marine Corps stationed in Cuba. He was a member of the Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church and was a graduate of R-W High School.
COOLVILLE - On Saturday, May 31, 2003, we lost the best wife, mother
and mother-in-law in the world when Marguerite Virginia Clark Burdette,
80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Marguerite was born March 11, 1923, to Marcus and Minnie Clark and
lived most of her life in Coolville. She and her husband Roscoe owned and
operated Burdette Camper Sales for many years. She was a longtime member
of Vanderhoof Baptist Church and an original member of the Jolly Workers.
Many will remember her for her outstanding cooking, as she served many
years as a cook for Lottridge School and then for the Best Photo plant.
She is survived by her husband, Roscoe; two sons, Scott (Sonja) of
South Side and Jerry (Joy) of Coolville; a daughter, Shirley (Craig) Hapner
of Hebron, Ky.; three grandsons, Steven (Janetta) Burdette, John (Jill)
Burdette and Ryan McKinley; four granddaughters, Stephanie (Phil) Abbott,
Jill (Rich) Kasler, Jane (Kevin) Williams and Lisa (David) Jeffries; several
great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Lou West of Albany and Eva
Mae Leeth of Coolville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother,
Victor Clark of Coolville.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at White Funeral Home,
Coolville, Pastor Craig Holler officiating. Calling hours are from 2-4
and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The family requests that in place of flowers, contributions in Marguerite's
memory be made to the Coolville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 417,
Coolville, Ohio 45723.
Connie S. Dowell
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Connie Sue Dowell, 45, of Cleveland, Ohio, died May
28, 2003, in Cleveland.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stump Funeral Home,
Grantsville. Interment will be in the Hunt Cemetery at Big Bend. Friends
may call from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Richard R. Hart
WILLIAMSTOWN - Richard R. Hart, 81, of Caroline Avenue, WIlliamstown
died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the Arbors in Marietta.
He was born Feb. 27, 1923, in Marietta, a son of the late Raymond Hart
and the late Katherine Russler Hart. He was a graduate of Marietta High
School with the Class of 1940 and had served in the U.S. Army in the infantry
as a drill instructor from 1942-1945. He had been trained as an automobile
mechanic and had been employed at the Summers Automobile Agency. He had
later been employed at Union Carbide - later Elkem - for 32 years until
his retirement in 1984. He enjoyed hunting and working with stained glass.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Williamstown.
Rheta J. Lynch
PALESTINE - Rheta J. Lynch, 69, of Palestine passed away Friday evening
at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.
She was born in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Roscoe and Eula
Lockhart Fore Boggs Sims. She attended Calvary Temple Church, Parkersburg.
Surviving are two sons, Michael Lynch of Robins, N.C., and Charles
Lynch Jr. of Palestine; a daughter, Teresa Edwards of Palestine; two brothers,
Milford Fore of Parkersburg and Richard Fore of Lincoln, Neb.; two sisters,
Elsie Cook of Parkersburg and Becky Pittman of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Chuck) Lynch Sr.,
in 1994; and by a baby sister.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home,
Elizabeth, the Rev. Don Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the Mayberry/New
Home Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until
the time of services Monday at the funeral home.
Mary E. Morton
WALLBACK, W.Va. - Mary E. Morton, 76, of Wallback, W.Va., died May
Survivors include five daughters, June Bucher, Nancy Rogers, Sharon
Gorog, Judy Reece and Penny Weber; two sons, David Rogers and Steve Vandall;
21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at John H. Taylor Funeral Home,
Spencer. Burial will be in the Vandall Cemetery, Creston, W.Va. Friends
may call from 5-7 p.m. today and from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the funeral
Jean S. Pennington
PARKERSBURG - Jean Smith Pennington, 67, of Parkersburg died May 29,
2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
She was born in Wood County, a daughter of the late Joseph Bermont
Smith and Dorma Gladys Bell Smith. She was a retired nurse employed by
South Miami Hospital.
Survivors include Gregory Peter Reynolds of Parkersburg; a daughter,
Leslie Ann Reynolds of Miami, Fla.; three grandchildren, Sheryl, Anthony
and Ashley Roton; and a large extended family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
John Pennington; a daughter, Kirsten Roton; a brother, Larry Smith; and
a grandson, James Anthony.
Memorial services will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral
MAGNOLIA, Del. - Donnie "Poppie" Whitehair, 63, of Magnolia, Del.,
died May 28, 2003, at his home. He was born Aug. 18, 1939, in Berea, W.Va.,
to Bret and Leona (Sutton) Whitehair. He worked in the steel mills and
coal mines of West Virginia. He also worked for the Department of Corrections
in Smyma. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing
He is survived by one son, David Whitehair of Dover, Del.; two daughters,
Donna Parson and her husband Eddie of Magnolia, Del., and Sandy Golt and
her friend Charles Butch Schelts of Viola, Del.; three sisters, Mildred
Jones of Florida and Ruth Lane and Cubee Taylor of Tennessee; and seven
grandchildren, Eddie and Sara Parson, Irvin, Matthew and Charles Golt and
David and Jacob Whitehair.
He was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Amanda Golt and Rosea
Remembrance services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trader Funeral
Home, Dover, Del. Burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Camden, Del. Friends
may call for one hour prior to service at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Donnie Whitehair
Burial Fund, c/o Trader Funeral Home, 12 Lotus St., Dover, Del. 19901.
Thomas D. Wilcox
WASHINGTON, W.Va. - Thomas Don Wilcox, 63, of Washington, W.Va., died
May 31, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Wood County, a son of the late Clem D. and Iva Pearl
Miller Wilcox. He was retired from Walker Systems as a project manager.
He was a member of the Pettyville United Methodist Church and was an avid
hunter and fisherman, loving the outdoors, his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn Utt Wilcox; three sons,
Jeff Wilcox and his wife Becky, Mike Wilcox and his wife Julie and Jay
Wilcox, all of Washington; two daughters, Sheri Wilcox and her companion
Doug of Washington and Cindy Whitlatch and her husband Bob of Pettyville;
three brothers, Rob Wilcox of Pettyville, Dale Wilcox of Mineral Wells
and Dave Wilcox of Parkersburg; and four grandchildren, Jordan Wilcox,
Jacob Wilcox, Kindra Whitlatch and Jeron Wilkinson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home,
south Parkersburg, the Rev. James B. Arbogast officiating. Burial will
be in the Liverpool Church Cemetery in Jackson County. Friends may call
from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
James Carl McKibben, 89, of Washington, W.Va., died Thursday, May 29,
2003, at his residence.
He was born in Wood County, a son of the late James Harrison and Anna
He retired after 45 years as an iron worker and was a member of the
International Association of Structural and Bridge Ironworkers, Local 787,
Parkersburg Lodge 169 and was previously employed by Vulcan Welding Co.
He was a member of Washington United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille Anthony McKibben; one son, Carl
Wayne McKibben and wife, Barbara, of Parkersburg; two daughters, Charlotte
M. Stuart of Washington and Brenda L. Hull and husband, Keith, of Florence,
Ore.; one sister, Margarett Seckman of Vienna; seven grandchildren; and
He was preceded in death by his son, Steven Richard McKibben in 1976;
son-in-law, John Thomas Stuart; one brother, Harry McKibben; and five sisters,
Virginia Marshall, Beulah Sartor, Loreta Harris, Lavina Shaffer and Elizabeth
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg,
with the Rev. Rick DeQuasie officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memory
Gardens. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Housecalls/Hospice, c/o Camden
Clark Foundation, PO Box 1834, Parkersburg, WV 26102.
Madis N. Mollohan
COOLVILLE - Madis N. Mollohan, 84, of Coolville died Thursday, May
29, 2003, at her residence.
She was born March 25, 1919, in Webster Springs, W.Va., a daughter
of the late Dr. Edward and Eudora Bledsoe Hamrick.
She is survived by her husband, Jennings; three sons and daughter-in-laws,
Bill Mollohan of Belpre, Pete and Teresa Mollohan and David and Jennie
Mollohan of Coolville; one daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Paul Daggett
of Fairfield; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Betty Friend and Velma Douglas of Ivydale, W.Va.; and one brother, Roy
Hamrick of West Palm Beach, Fla.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters and
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Sunday at the Coolville Cemetery
with the Rev. Paul Daggett officiating. Memorials may be made to the (HDSA),
Huntington Disease Society of America, Central Ohio Chapter, 490 City Park
Suite C, Columbus, Ohio 43215, or to the Appalachian Hospice of Athens.
Arrangements by the White-Schwarzel Funeral Home.
Evelyn Hart Nichols
ST. MARYS - Evelyn Hart Nichols, 84, of Route 1, St. Marys died May
29, 2003, at the Arbors of Marietta.
She was born June 23, 1918, at Cloverdale, Pleasants County, a daughter
of the late Christopher Columbus and Margie Oliver Hart. She was a 1938
graduate of St. Marys High School. She was a member of the Cloverdale Church
of Christ, and was a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, hummingbirds
and being a partner with her husband in building houses and pumping the
oil and gas wells.
FLY, Ohio - Ray Porter, 78, of Fly, Ohio, died May 29, 2003, in New
He is survived by son, Steve Porter of Fly; sister, Geraldine Cornell
of Williamstown; nephew, Jeffery Porter of Marietta; niece, Judy Lewis
of Williamstown; and sister-in-law, Nellie Porter of Fly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester Porter and Myrtle
Haught; wife, Patricia Porter; and brother, Eugene Porter.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras.
Visitation from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Burial in Matamoras Cemetery.
Edwin E. Schramm
MARIETTA - Edwin Earl Schramm, 90, of Marietta died May 29, 2003.
He was active in musical groups and was a choir director in local church
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mary Lou Klinger Schramm; daughters,
Martha Seevers and Sandra Bateman of Marietta; four grandchildren; and
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Gilman United Methodist Church.
Visitation from noon today until noon Sunday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford
Funeral Home. The family will greet friends from 7-9 p.m. today.
Max W. Arnold
MARIETTA - Max W. Arnold, 87, of Front Street, Marietta, died May 29,
2003. He was from Newark, Ohio, and resided in Marietta for about a year.
He is survived by a half-sister, Ruth Woods of Oklahoma; and a sister-in-law,
Ruth McNutt of Marietta.
His wishes were to be cremated. No visitation or services will be held.
Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home is handling his arrangements.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Ruth "Ann" Borman, 39, of Evansville, Ind., passed
away Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville
following a long illness.
She was active at Deaconess Hospital Auxiliary working in the gift
shop. She was of the Methodist faith.
She graduated in 1981 from Evansville Central High School where she
was very active in the musical department. She attended the University
of Southern Indiana and enjoyed needlepoint, gardening and dogs.
She is survived by her parents, the former Patricia Robinson of Vienna
and Willem "Pim" Borman, and her brother, Michael F. Borman, all of Evansville.
Memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Leavitt Funeral
Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Earl Arthur officiating. Inurnment will follow
at the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Silvia P. Higgins
WAVERLY - Silvia Pearl "June" Higgins, 87, of Waverly died May 29,
2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born April 2, 1916, in Tucker County,
W.Va., a daughter of the late Maggie Mullenix and John W. Jones. She was
a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. She attended many functions
at the Pleasants County Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed playing cards,
camping and going to Blue Grass Festival with her close friends.
She is survived by one son, James Ralph Higgins and wife, Joan, of
St. Marys; one granddaughter, Diana Lynn Hudkins and her husband, Jim,
of Parkersburg; one sister, Ova Apanowicz of Oak Hill, W.Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James W. Higgins,
nine brothers and two sisters.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Waverly United Methodist Church,
Waverly, with Rev. Earl Perkins officiating. Burial will be in Willow Island
Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Calling hours are from 2-9 p.m. today at
Ingram Funeral Home and from noon-1 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Rosanna G. Hupp
VIENNA - Rosanna Gale Hupp, 77, of Vienna died May 28, 2003, at St.
Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Buckhannon, W.Va., on Sept. 25, 1925,
the daughter of the late Vincent I. and Mary E. Haynes Marple. She graduated
from Parkersburg High School in 1945 and was a member of the St. John United
Methodist Church in Vienna. She was a member of the VFW Post 1212 Auxiliary.
She was a member of the Vienna Senior Citizens and the Belpre Senior Citizens.
She had worked at Ormonds and McCorys in Parkersburg.
Survivors include a son, Donald Hupp of Vienna; a daughter and son-in-law,
Rossie and Louie Kimble of Little Hocking; four grandchildren, Shane Martin
of Charleston, S.C., Tanya Martin of Los Angeles, Calif., Stephanie Martin
of Charleston, S.C., and Jessica Martin of Little Hocking; one sister,
Lorenna Myers of Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd C. Hupp in 1982; her
parents; one son, Ricky Lee Hupp; two brothers, Donald and Ivine Marple;
and a sister, June Edwards.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, with Rev.
Earle Arther officiating. Burial will follow in the Ravenswood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Donations may
be made to the St. Joseph's Hospital for equipment for the Cardiac Care
Eleanor B. Johnson
VIENNA - On May 31, 2003, Eleanor Delores Bower Johnson, 83, departed
this Earthly life peacefully at home.
Born Nov. 4, 1919, in Big Bend, she was the third youngest of nine
children born to William Warder and Bessie L. Riggs Bower. Eleanor was
a 1940 graduate of Calhoun County High School in Grantsville. She was employed
by Glenn L. Martin Aircraft in Baltimore, Md., prior to her 1943 marriage
to Morford Johnson of Calhoun County. They would have celebrated their
60th wedding anniversary July 29. She has resided in Vienna since 1950.
Michael Mulligan II
PARKERSBURG - Michael G. Mulligan II, 64, of Parkersburg passed away
May 28, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born in Wood County,
a son of the late Michael G. and Eleanor McMahan Mulligan. He was a 1958
graduate of Parkersburg Catholic High School, served eight years in the
Marine Corp Reserves, was retired from the Amoco of Marietta and enjoyed
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Corbin Mulligan; one daughter,
Michelle Workman of Parkersburg; one son, Brian Thomas of Parkersburg;
five grandchildren, Brittany McDonald, Brielle Thomas, Ryan Stoops, Amy
McFee and Veronica Workman; one brother, Larry Mulligan of Parkersburg;
two sisters, Ellen Mulligan of Fairmont, W.Va., and Janice Elliott of Houston,
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south
Parkersburg, with Evangelist Robert Bell officiating. Burial will follow
in the Evergreen South Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today and
one hour prior to services.
James Terry Sr.
LARGO, Fla. - James Bennett Terry Sr., 57, of Largo, Fla. died May
27, 2003, at Hospice House Woodside in Pinellas Park, Fla. He was born
in Parkersburg and moved to Largo in 1966. He retired after over 32 years
of service as a coastal geologist for Pinellas County. He is a member of
St. Patrick Catholic Church in Largo. He was a 1970 graduate of the University
of South Florida; past president of Florida Shore and Beach Preservation
Association; a member of Florida Association of Professional Geologists;
and a member of the Geological Society of America. He was also a member
of Star Lodge 78 F&AM; served as patron six times in the Magnolia Chapter
101 Order of the Eastern Star, both in Largo; and was a member of the Egypt
Temple Shrine of Tampa.
His survivors include his wife of 32 years, Mary "Kim" Terry; a son,
James Bennett Terry Jr. of Largo; a daughter, Susan Marie Meyers of Nashville,
Tenn.; his mother, Marie Terry of Largo; two sisters, Donna Marie Babor
of Seminole and Linda Brannan of St. Petersburg; and two grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Moss-Feaster Funeral Home,
Danny P. Woofter
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Danny P. Woofter, 54, of South Charleston
died May 28, 2003, after a short illness. He was born Sept. 18, 1948, in
He was a member of First Baptist Church of South Charleston; VFW Post
8129 Charleston; American Legion Post 4 Weston; South Charleston Lion's
Club (Melvin Jones Fellow); United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association;
National Auctioneers Association; and Charleston Moose Lodge 1444. He was
a past member of Jaycees; a past state commander of West Virginia Veterans
of Foreign Wars; and a former South Charleston councilman. He was also
a lifetime member of Mental Health Association; the National Rifle Association;
and the Moose fraternity. He served his country in Vietnam and continued
veteran advocacy by supporting and recruiting for the VFW. He owned his
own auctioneer, realtor and promotional products business, DANSCO. He also
served the community through donating his time at charity auctions for
The Mental Health Association, March of Dimes, various schools and several
Bruce E. Billiter
NEW MARTINSVILLE - Bruce Eugene Billiter, 64, of New Martinsville died
May 28, 2003.
Survivors include his wife, Opal M. Shepherd Billiter; a daughter,
Tracy Goddard and her husband, Rex; one grandson, Ryan A. Goddard; a brother,
Bill Billiter; and two sisters, Marlene Bonner and Connie Bailey.
Billy R. Hamrick
LOONEYVILLE - Billy Ralph Hamrick, 68, of Looneyville died May 27,
Survivors include his wife, Marie Hamrick; two daughters, Rhonda Eaves
and Delores Andrews; one son, Billy Hamrick; three sisters, Mary Zeno,
Susan Linkinogger and Pancheta Haught; four brothers, Bobby Joe, David,
Tony and Eddie Hamrick.
ALBEMARLE, N.C. - Shelby Kenny, 57, of Albemarle died May 27, 2003,
at Stanly Memorial Hospital in North Carolina.
She was born in Wood County, a daughter of the late Harry A. and Mildred
Cunningham. She worked for Collins and Aikeman in the automotive textile
Kendall R. Kidd
PARKERSBURG - Kendall R. Kidd, 73, of Division Street Extension, Parkersburg,
died May 28, 2003, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 10, 1929, in Parkersburg, a son of the late Graham
B. and Cora Cox Kidd. He retired from Corning Glass in 1991 after 32 years
of service with perfect attendance. He was a graduate of Parkersburg High
School, was an avid sports fan and loved to attend the local high school
sporting events. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1947-1952.
PARKERSBURG - William "Bill" Moore, 95, of Parkersburg died May 27,
2003, at the Inn at Marietta. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of
the late Clarence W. and Bertie Anna Cox Moore.
He retired in 1973 from the B&O Railroad and then sold real estate
for William Howells Realty. He was a member of Vienna Baptist Church, Mt.
Olivet Masonic Lodge 3 and the Parkersburg Coin Club.
Roy D. Murphy
CHLOE - Roy D. "Buddy" Murphy, 62, of Chloe died May 26, 2003, at his
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Nebo Baptist Church
with the Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Interment will be in the church
cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.
Patricia A. Robison
WESTON - Patricia Anne "Peck" Robison, 74, of Weston died May 24, 2003.
Survivors include one daughter and husband, Mary and Robert Fultineer;
one son and wife, Ralph and Patricia Ann Robison; five grandchildren, Robert
Fultineer, Kimberly Derico, Leslie Perine, Elizabeth Poe, and Michael Robison;
five great-grandchildren; one half-brother, Robert Stump; and Gary Pratt.
Daris N. Boggs
BELPRE - Daris N. Boggs, 82, died May 24, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital,
He was born Dec. 20, 1920, in Tariff, W.Va., a son of the late Howard
and Ruby Sheppard Boggs.
Alvin E. Crane
MINERAL WELLS - Alvin E. Crane, 63, of Mineral Wells departed this
life Monday, May 26, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Crane was born Sept. 22, 1939, on Slab Creek near Pullman in Ritchie
County. He retired from the U.S. Navy with 22 years of service as an electrician
and then became a research analyst for various military contractors in
the Annapolis and Gaithersburg, Md., areas. He had been a member of the
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church at Mineral Wells.
FLEMING - Birdsell Hebb of Fleming died May 26, 2003, at his home.
He was born in Junior, W.Va. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; seven
children, Dr. Donald Hebb, Darlene Arnold, Wayne Baldwin, George Hebb,
Rose Hebb, Martha Fields and Birdsell Hebb Jr.; and a number of grandchildren
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral
Home with visitation beginning at 2 p.m. today.
Shelby J. Kinney
PARKERSBURG - Shelby Jean Cunningham Kinney of the Parkersburg area
passed away May 27, 2003, at Stanley Memorial Hospital in Albermarle, N.C.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg.
Hurcle P. Knight
VIENNA - Hurcle Price Knight 75, of Vienna died May 26, 2003, at Worthington
He was born Nov. 1, 1927, in Gilmer County, a son of the late William
Russell and Dora Ellen Cain Knight. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of
WWII and a self-employed barber for several years in Vienna. He retired
in 1985 from the Iron Workers Union Local 787. He was a member of the WIlliamstown
Church of God.
TARIFF, W.VA. - Nicholson Alan "Pappy" McIntosh, 80, of Tariff died
May 25, 2003.
Survivors include his wife, Annie Haynes McIntosh; two daughters, Leona
Price and Mary Ann Yevuta; two sons, James David and Newman Alan "Rusty"
McIntosh; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Samuel L. Piatt
MARIETTA - Samuel L. Piatt, 83, of Marietta died Tuesday, May 27, 2003,
at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
He was a member of numerous fraternal organizations and was a veteran
He is survived by his wife, Helen; two daughters, Judi Waterman and
Mary Warren; and one granddaughter.
Services will be at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Elk
services at 1 p.m. today and Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. today followed
by a memorial service for friends and relatives.
Ethel 'Lil' Sallie
PARKERSBURG - Ethel "Lil" Sallie, 85, of Parkersburg, formerly of Spencer,
died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg,
after an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 27, 1917, in Cannonsburg, Ky., a daughter of the
late George and Rosa Stewart Adkins. She was a former employee of Kellwood
Corp., Spencer. Mrs. Sallie was a member of the Wetzel Chapter No. 27 of
Order of the Eastern Star and the Roane General Hospital Auxiliary. She
was a Christian and attended the Bethel Baptist Church, Parkersburg. She
formerly attended Peniel United Methodist Church, Peniel.
Nancy R. Stier
RAVENSWOOD - Nancy Ruth Stier, 70, of Ravenswood died May 27, 2003,
She is survived by three sons and their wives, Matt and Pam Stier,
Fred and Jody Stier and Mike and Darlene Stier; three daughters, Terri
Stier, Denise Angus and Pattie Weed and her husband, Eric; 20 grandchildren;
and a sister-in-law, Sharlene Stier.
Grace P. Weber
Grace Pickens Weber, 72, passed away May 24, 2003, at the Mt. Carmel
West Hospital following a lengthy Illness.
Mrs. Weber was born in Reedsville, the daughter of the late Ruth Henderson
and Harry Pickens. She was a graduate of Chester High School and Ohio University
with a degree in elementary education.
BELPRE - Janice Weekley, 65, of Belpre passed away Monday, May 26,
2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.
She was born Sept. 6, 1937, in Elk Lick, W.Va., the daughter of the
late Henry and Nola Ferrebee. She was a homemaker and a Protestant by faith.