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RICHARD ‘Dick’ MOELLENDICK
Richard L. “Dick” Moellendick, 76, of Vienna, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at his residence.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Odas L. and Edna L. Jarrett Moellendick. He was an Air Force veteran, worked for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. for over 30 years and retired from Superior Toyota, Parkersburg. He was a Catholic and was named All American Boy while attending Neale Junior High School.

Surviving are two sons, Richard L. Moellendick, Jr., and wife Jo of Mt. Zion and Todd N. Moellendick of Vienna; three daugh-ters, Kim Monroe and husband Chris and Karla Haislop and husband Ed, all of Parkersburg, and Kristy B. Nohe of North Hills; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley J. Moellendick, and one infant son, Gregory Moellendick.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.



JANE EVELYN RHODES
Jane Evelyn Starcher Rhodes, 88, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Charles and Annie Mace Starcher. She attended Wood County schools and helped teach children in a one-room school. She retired from St. Joseph’s Hospital and was a member of the Women of the Moose, Parkersburg Chapter.

Surviving are one son, William David Rhodes of Parkersburg; six daughters, Yvonne Hoyt of Grafton, Ohio, Betty Gorby of Aurora, Ohio, and Phyliss Gainer, Becky Coss Caplinger, Nancy Dean and Angela Willison, with whom she made her home, all of Parkersburg; one special nephew, Martin Junior Tress of Elyria, Ohio; 30 grandchildren, three of whom she raised; 56 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William David Rhodes; three brothers, Amos, Admiral and Dallas Starcher; one sister, Dessel Starcher Tress; one son, Charles David Rhodes; three daughters, Gladys Cappadonna, Ruth Ann Christopher and Char-lene Rhodes; and six grandchildren.

Memorial service was held at Homeland Community Church, Parkersburg, with Rev. Brady Stephens officiating. Burial was in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.



BLAKE HAL DOUGLAS
Blake Hal Douglas, 80, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Sheridan and Nancy Bailey Douglas. He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Navy Reserves after 20 years of service. He was retired from B&O Rail-road after 41 years of service. He was a member of Parkersburg IOOF, Elks Lodge and American Legion Post 15. He had been a volunteer at St. Jospeh’s Hospital for 16 years and was a member of Christian Life Center Church.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Georgianna Sutton Douglas; three sons, Bruce Douglas of Parkersburg, Keith Douglas of Atlanta, Ga., and Lon Melonas of Connecticut; two daughters, Cynthia Hoover of Atlanta and Pamela Parslow of South Carolina; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Blaine Douglas of Barberton, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one son, Rev. Michael Douglas; two sisters, Pearl McPeek and Grace Douglas; and two brothers, Lawrence Douglas and Brooks Douglas.

Services were held at Christian Life Center Church with Pastor Delton Smith and Pastor Robert Richardson officiating. Entombment was in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum with full military rites by American Legion Post 15.



VISTA BURROUGHS GAINER
Vista Burroughs Gainer, 87, of Grantsville, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Fred and Minty Stump Burroughs. She was a former employee of Rubber Crafters, Inc., and was a member of Rush Run Baptist Church, near Stumptown.

Surviving are her husband, Frank; two sons, Jack Gainer of Harrisville and James Gainer of Williamstown; one sister, Mildred Bates of Arizona; five grandchildren; and three great-grand-children.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Thurl Burroughs and Elton Burroughs.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Burial will be in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.



AUDRA SHIELDS
Audra M. Shields, 82, of Spencer, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at Walton Inn, Walton.

She was born at Spencer, the daughter of the late John James and Bertha Loutichia Black Batten. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are five sons, Gary Bruce Miller of Pahrump, Nev., Stephen Quentin Miller of Mt. Zion, Dannie Lee Miller of Orlando, Fla., John Michael Miller of Sanford, Fla., and Randy Scott Miller of Puyallup, Wash.; one sister, Edna R. Starcher of Spencer; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Early D. Miller, and one daughter, Sharon Lynn Miller Burgess.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Bess officiating. Her body will be cremated.



DONNIE HARRIS
Donnie Harris, 37, of Spencer, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, in Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Charles Junior and Shirley Lee Jarvis Harris.

Surviving are two sisters, Vicki Griffin of Spencer and Lisa Carter of Beallsville, Ohio; one brother, Charles M. Harris of Spencer; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Jeff Jett officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Gay.



IDA SIERS
Ida Siers, 88, of Bramblewood Village, died Friday, June 16, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Sherman and Elizabeth Norman McCune. She was a homemaker and member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Orma.

Surviving are her twin sister, Lida Bailey of Orma; two daughters, Margaret Morris and Sue Falls; four sons, Arno Creed Siers, Jr., Carl Siers, David Siers and Larry Siers; 28 grand-children; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Sherman Sampson and Denzil Butler.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Falls-Siers Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.



LESLIE CLAY SEARS
Leslie Clay Sears, 79, of Norton, Ohio, died Thursday, June 15, 2006.

He was born in Nicut, the son of the late Clay and Seretha King Sears. He retired from East Ohio Gas in 1987 with 30 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Kathleen Houchin Sears; five children, Donna Stine, David Sears, Sherry Bechter, Lowell Sears and Darlene Lawson; eight grandchildren; three great-grand-children; three sisters, Mary Eakins, Olena Pyle and Delores Church; and two brothers, Dorsey Sears and Delbert Sears.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, Brian Sears, and one brother, Darius Sears.

Services were held at Zak-Monbarren Funeral Home, Doyles-town, Ohio, with Pastor William Moore officiating. Burial was in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.



WILLIAM ‘Bill’ MORRISON
William Bailey “Bill” Morrison, 86, of Grantsville, died Sunday, June 18, 2006.

He was born in Sutton, the son of the late Alpheus L. and Annie Morrison. Shortly after graduating from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in chemistry, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served as ordinance officer in the South Pacific and was honorably discharged in 1946 with the rank of captain. He enrolled in what is now University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, and obtained a degree in pharmacy.

He and his wife moved to Grantsville in 1950, where he worked as a pharmacist at J&B Drug Store for over 50 years. He served on several boards, including Little Kanawha Resource Conservation and Development Committee as chairman, Calhoun General Hospital and March of Dimes. He was a member of Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 40, Scottish Rite, Shriner, and State Pharmaceutical Association.

Surviving are one daughter, Susan Pitts and husband Donald of Grantsville; one son, William G. (Bill) Morrison of Cross Lanes; five grandchildren, Erin Pitts of Birmingham, Ala., Ryann Pitts Guest and Katie Pitts, both of Charlotte, N.C., Sarah Morrison Hacker of Glenville and William Patrick Morrison of Fairmont; and one brother, Robert J. Morrison of Sutton.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Laura Adelle Ford Morrison, and several siblings.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Worf, Rev. Carroll McCauley and Rev. Chuck McDonald officiating, and burial in Morrison United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sutton.



MARY DRAKE
Mary Drake, 74, of Chloe, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Josh and Eliza Miller Tanner. She attended Mud Fork Union Church, Chloe.

Surviving are one daughter, Connie Metheney of Chloe; one son, James Mikel Tanner of Chloe; one sister, Clara Tanner of Chloe; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Drake, and one son, Ronald Gene.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Mud Fork Union Church. Burial will be in Coen Cemetery, Nebo. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.



RUBY WRIGHT
Ruby Wright, 92, of Ravenswood, formerly of Cremo, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at Ravenswood Village.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late John and Pearl Greathouse Wright.

Surviving are one son, Clyde Wright of Parkersburg; one sister, Madeline Miller of Mineral Wells; and one grandson.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and six sisters.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Don Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery, Cremo. Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to services at the funeral home.



HERBERT DALE JOHNSON
Herbert Dale Johnson, 84, of Berea, Ohio, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at home.

He was born at Grantsville, the son of the late Karl and Lula Hayhurst Johnson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, Bessie Allen Johnson; five children, Arnette Creager, David Mahaney, Perry Mahaney, Teresa Barkley and Dale Cummins; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Jacob Johnson, and one sister, Genevieve Ullery.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 7 p.m., at A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home, Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Graveside services will be held Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery, near Grants-ville. Visiting hours were scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.


TRACY FREED
Tracy A. Freed, 88, of Cairo, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at Harrisville.

He was born at Freed, the son of the late Claude and Nellie B. Mathess Freed. He was retired from the former Union Carbide plant, Marietta, after 30 years of service as a furnace operator. He retired again after 16 years opening graves for families in the Cairo area. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and EAME Theater Ribbon with three bronze stars.

Surviving are one son, Tracy D. Freed of Cairo; one daughter, Cleona P. Hoover of Harrisville; one brother, Ivan Freed of Morgantown; two sisters, Delphia Poole of Minoola, Ill., and Dorothy Williamson of Elkins; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora P. Eddy Freed, in 1994; one son, Delmer Leon Freed; two brothers, Shirley and Tony Freed; and one grandson, Randy Freed.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo, with Evangelist Cecil Dotson and Dr. David Heater officiating. Burial was in Masonic Memorial Park, Cairo.



SAMUEL TUCKER
Samuel M. Tucker, 76, of Mineral Wells, formerly of Grantsville, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at the Arbors, Marietta.

He was born in Lewis County, the son of the late Samuel M. and Jane Virginia Hayhurst Tucker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a former employee of Verizon.

Surviving are one brother, Robert Tucker of Mineral Wells, and two sisters, Freda Canterna of Freeport, Pa., and Glenna Louise Schoolcraft of Ellenboro, N.C.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Tim Waddle officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.



VELMA BOARD
Velma “Chilli” “Mid” Board, 86, of Barberton, Ohio, died Friday, June 2, 2006.

She was born in Calhoun County.

Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Jean Midcap and Wilma Lee Singleton; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Carl Miller and Harold Miller; and two sisters, Beulah Crawford and Delma Hall.

Services were held at Cox Funeral Home, Barberton, with Pastor Bobby Webb officiating.



OPAL BOATRIGHT
Opal Parsons Richards Boatright, 85, of Belpre, Ohio, died Friday, June 9, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

She was born at Millstone, the daughter of the late Okey and Mamie Groves Parsons. She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1940 and lived in Ohio since 1943. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Cutler, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Beverley Wilber of High Springs, Fla., and Patricia Richards of Belpre; one son, Christopher Richards of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cleo E. Richards, in 1983; her second husband, R.H. Boatright, in 2005; three brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Lou Whitney officiating. Burial was in Centenary Cemetery.



SAMUEL TUCKER

Samuel M. Tucker, 76, of Mineral Wells, formerly of Grants-ville, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at the Arbors, Marietta, Ohio.

He was born in Lewis County, the son of the late Samuel M. and Jane Virginia Hayhurst Tucker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a former employee of Verison.

Surviving are one brother, Robert Tucker of Mineral Wells, and two sisters, Freda Carterna of Freeport, Pa., and Glenna Louise Schoolcraft of Ellenboro, N.C.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Tim Waddle officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.



JACKIE LEE BEALL
Jackie Lee Beall, 68, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at home.

He was born on Steer Run, Gilmer County, the son of Louise Whitesel Beall and the late Doyl Beall. He was baptized at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Normantown, in 1966 and retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways with 26 years of service.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Sandra Hevener, whom he married in 1959; three children, Kimberly Beall Lowther, Richard Beall and Charles Beall; six grandchildren; one step-grandson; two sisters, Zeta Jean Mohr and Evonne Mohr; and three brothers, Wendel Beall, David Beall and Doyl Junior Beall.

Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Elder Larry Fisher and Elder Richard Adams officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg.



BARBARA KEIRNS
Barbara J. Starcher Keirns, 68, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

She was born in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late Otis and Ethel Underwood. She retired from Edwin Shaw Hospital with over 20 years of service.

Surviving are her second husband, Dale Keirns; one son, Roy Starcher; four daughters, Kathy Taylor, Robin Larrick, Sandy Monk and Teresa Starcher; four step-children, Karen Connell, Dale Keirns, Jr., Kimberly LaMay, and Randy Keirns; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Gloria and Joyce.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Starcher of Calhoun County, in 1994; three brothers; and two sisters.

Services were held at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, Akron, with Rev. Jeff Gindlesberger officiating. Burial was in Hillside Memorial Park.


OPAL STARCHER STOUT
Opal Starcher Stout, 80, of Cottageville, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born at Richardson, the daughter of the late Sylvester S. and Mae Langford Starcher. She was a graduate of Glenville State College and a retired teacher, who taught elementary schools in Roane and Putnam counties, Washington County, Ohio, and Heritage Christian Academy, Ravenswood. She attended Grace Gospel Church, Pettyville.

Surviving are one brother, Rex Starcher of Spencer; one sister, Joretta Foster of Vienna; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Willard, Alvin, Bernard and O.L. “Bill” Starcher, and three sisters, Earliss Starcher, Goldie Young and Ruth Simmons.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Kenneth Leedy and Pastor Mike Allen officiating. Burial was in Starcher Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.



ETHEL MAY DIX
Ethel May Dix, 67, of Orma, died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Glenville, the daughter of the late Oliver and Dorothy Neil. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are three sons, Ralph Dix of Grafton, Lawrence Dix of Spencer and Glen Dix of Orma; one daughter, Pam Hayes of Orma; three sisters, Mabel Edwards of Goshen, Ind., Virginia Neil of Ohio and Goldie Neil of Buckhannon; and several grand-children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Dix.

Graveside services were held at Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.



PEARLY THELMA MOORE
Pearly Thelma Moore, 83, of Nebo, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Clay County, the daughter of the late Lee and Carrie Miller Moore. She was a former employee of American Can Co.

Surviving are five half-brothers, Moses Moore of West Salem, Ohio, Jerry Moore of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Kenny Moore, Mike Moore and Roger Moore, all of Rittman, Ohio; and four half-sisters, Hazel Ruth Reich of Wadsworth, Ohio, Donna Jean Bylsma of Bath, Ohio, Geneva Rousch of Tallmadge, Ohio, and Maxine Dye of Ava, Mo.

Graveside services were held at Coen Cemetery, Nebo, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating.



PAULINE MOORE GUNN
Pauline Moore Gunn, 82, of Grantsville, died Friday, June 2, 2006, at Morgantown.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Thomas and Eva Parsons Moore. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and a former owner of Moore’s Esso Station, Mt. Zion. She was a caregiver for many members of her community.

Surviving are two daughters, Loretta Smith of Reedy and Patsy Arnold of Spencer; one son, Lonnie Gunn of Huntington; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.


TONY MORRIS
Tony Morris, 65, of Chloe, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at the home of his sister.

He was born at Chloe, the son of the late P.M. and Alice Richardson Morris. He was a shop foreman at B&C Machine Shop, Barberton, Ohio, and worked in pipeline construction. He was a member of Steelworkers and Laborers Union Local #1353.

Surviving are five children, Ron Morris of Chloe, David Morris and Pam Morris, both of Barberton, Scott Morris of Grants-ville and Tina Kanouse of New York; seven grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Mace of Chloe; one brother, John Morris of Chloe; and two special friends, Ralph Flinn and Gordon Parsons.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in Coen Cemetery, Nebo.



SUSAN LEE FREEMAN
Susan Lee Freeman, 55, of Virginia Beach, Va., died Sunday, June 4, 2006.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and retired from Virginia Beach Public Schools as a bus driver. Before moving to Virginia, she resided in Chloe and, as Susan Starr, was a reporter for the Calhoun Chronicle for several years.

Surviving are her husband, James L. Freeman; two daughters, Michelle Maack and Wanda Bovender, both of Virginia Beach; two sons, Bryan Maack of Chloe and Shane Maack; and six grandchildren.

All services will be private at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel.



BESSIE ‘Tootsie’ NORMAN
Bessie L. “Tootsie” Norman, 81, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, June 4, 2006, in the Willows of Parkersburg.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Frank and Olga L. Kennedy Norman. She was a former employee of Rubber Fabricators and was a childcare giver to many. She was a member of Lower Steer Run Baptist Church, Normantown.

Surviving are two step-children, Michael Norman of Parkers-burg and Carolyn Emrich of Belpre; two sisters, Mary Wilmoth and Frances Chadwell, both of Normantown; five step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 14 years, Edison Norman, in 1986; one step-son, Gary Norman; two sisters, JoAnn Huff and Margaret Ruth Turner; and two brothers, Jack and Ewing James.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Lower Steer Run Baptist Church, with Elder Mark Minney officiating.


GABRIEL BUTCHER
Gabriel Butcher, 69, of Big Springs, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at home.

He was born in Boone County, the son of the late Alex and Susie Gatto Butcher.

Surviving is his friend and caretaker, Lena Hardman, of Big Springs.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.


ILA GREY SNIDER
Ila Grey Snider, 82, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 19, 2006, in Marietta, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William Arnold and Mary Ethel Yoak Snider. She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1942 and Mountain State Business College. She retired from the Dept. of Human Services in 1986 after 26 years of service where she served as financial clerk for Calhoun and Gilmer counties. In 2002, she completed 50 years of service as a secretary to Calhoun County Farm Bureau. She was the leading force in founding the Calhoun County High School Alumni Association in 1988, serving as its president since that time.

Surviving are one daughter, Terry Harris and husband Larry of Grantsville, and two granddaughters, Alissa Brooke Harris of Seneca Falls, N.Y., and Casey Grey Harris of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Snider of Arizona, and one infant sister, Leola Mae.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Contributions can be made to CCHS Alumni Association.



LELIA FAY ROSE
Lelia Hathaway Fay Rose, 85, of Covington, Ky., died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at St. Elizabeth’s South Hospital, Covington.

She was born in Grantsville, the eldest daughter of Oral C. Hathaway and Grace Miller Hathaway. She graduated from Calhoun County High School, received a BA degree from Marshall College in physical education and a Masters degree from West Virginia University in social work. After graduating from Marshall, she joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corp.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Diane Fay of Coving-ton, with whom she lived, and Kathleen Reynolds of Middletown, Ohio; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six sisters.

She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Services were held at First Baptist Church, Grantsville, with Rev. Greg Swisher officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.



JERALD ‘Jerry’ HARLEY RICHARDS
Jerald “Jerry” Harley Richards, 68, of Glasgow, Ky., died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at T.J. Samson Community Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late James Leamon and Clara M. Richards. He was a retired gear lab tech-nician from Eaton and a member of the Masons.

Surviving are his wife, Louise Richards; one daughter, Nanette Richards; one son, Keith Richards; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Grace Wagner, Genevie Richards, Mildred Fluharty and Edna Richards, all of Calhoun County, and Lilly Jean “Hinkie” Bush of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Marshall Richards, Holly Richards, Dale Richards and Ershel Richards; one sister, Helen Richards; and one son, Randy Richards.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in #7 Cemetery, Nobe.



REV. RICHARD PAUL HAYHURST
Rev. Richard Paul Hayhurst, 70, of Gauley Bridge, formerly of Grantsville, died Sunday, May 21, 2006.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Paul and Delta Godfrey Hayhurst. He attended Calhoun County High School. He was a minister and evangelist. For the past several years, he had resided at New River Lodge, Gauley Bridge, where he worked as a desk clerk.

Surviving are one sister, Jo Ann Nicholas of Good Hope, and one nephew, Jason Bryan Nicholas, of the Netherlands.

He was preceded in death by one infant brother, Hoyt Neal Hayhurst.

Services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Charles Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.



PEARL REED
Pearl Reed, 88, of Grantsville, died Sunday, May 21, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Okey and Annie Cunning-ham Shimer.

Surviving are two sons, Timothy L. Reed of Cutler, Ohio, and David L. Reed of Grantsville; two daughters, Euna Reed and Phyllis J. Whipkey, both of Grantsville; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Goldie Richards, Blanche Kendall, Pauline Cline and Arthelia Richards.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Loyd Reed, on Aug. 24, 1995; one grandson, David Reed; and three sisters, Clareth Wilson, Ollie Ford and Virginia Williams.

Services will be held Thursday, May 25, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grants-ville. Visitation was scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

WANDA LEE KELLEY
Wanda Lee Kelley, 74, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was the daughter of the late Layman and Mary Kathryn Smith Godfrey.

Surviving are two brothers, Donald and Layman Godfrey, both of Grantsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gray “Bud” Kelley; three brothers, Clifford, Paul and Dolan Godfrey; and two sisters, Delta Hayhurst and Gladys Hopkins.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Grantsville.

VIRGINIA BRIGHT
Virginia L. Bright, 65, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Left Hand, the daughter of the late Robert Levi and Freda Potts Myers.

Surviving are her husband, William S. Bright; one son, Michael Myers and wife Lorraine of Mt. Zion; two daughters, Billie J. Keaffaber and husband Larry of Grantsville and Laura Marks and husband Jeffro of Big Bend; several step-children, grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and six siblings.

She was preceded in death by one son, Eddie Starcher; several step-children; and eight siblings.

Memorial service will be held later. Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is in charge of arrangements.

KENNETH RAY BOGGS
Kenneth Ray Boggs, 20, of Mineral Wells, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, of injuries sustained in an ATV accident on Radcliff Road, Mineral Wells.

He was the son of Bernard “Ray” Boggs and the late Hilda Boggs. He attended church at Big Tygart United Methodist Church and was employed at Frames Etc., Parkersburg. He was a 2004 graduate of Parkersburg South High School.

Surviving in addition to his father are his grandmothers, Maggie Stump of Glenville and Frankie Mowrey of Creston; several uncles, aunts and cousins; special friend, Caity Starcher; and Josh and Jerimiah, whom he grew up with.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hedge Stump of Glenville and Leonard and Alma Boggs, both of Grantsville.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jeffrey Mayfield officiating, and burial in Big Tygart Cemetery.


DORA ‘Peg’ BUCHANAN
Dora M. “Peg” Buchanan, 85, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Facility.

She was born at Walker, the daughter of the late Clyde E. and Nancy O. Bibbee Clegg. She had been a member of Church of Christ since childhood and was a long-time member of Camden Avenue congregation.

Surviving are two sons, James E. Buchanan of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Gary W. Buchanan of Creston; two daughters, Peggy E. Morris and Nancy G. Kimes, both of Parkersburg; nine grand-children; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronald Clegg of Waverly; and two sisters, Mildred Collins and Delsie Duncan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett G. Buchanan; four sisters, Dorothy Harris, Christine Pratt, Gladys Mullett and Clara Giffen; and three brothers, Charles, William and Thomas Clegg.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Evangelist Ryan Currey officiating. Burial was in Kanawha Baptist Cemetery, Leachtown.

RICKY DUANE WILSON
Ricky Duane Wilson, 53, of Troy, died Friday, Apr. 28, 2006, at his home.

He was born at Elizabeth, the son of Melbadene Richards Sims of Cox’s Mill and the late Maxwell Wilson.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his step-father, Richard Sims; three sons, Richard Alan Wilson of Alaska and Frederick Gail Wilson and Carl James Wilson, both of North Carolina; three grandchildren; and one brother, Bruce Alan Wilson of Glenville.

Graveside services were held at Big Springs Cemetery with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

BRICE McKOWN
Brice McKown, 68, of Spencer, died Saturday, Apr. 29, 2006, at home.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late Lee and Vada Hall McKown. He was a retired inspector for W.Va. Dept. of Highways and a former employee of Monarch Rubber Co. and former co-owner of Pat’s Eldercare, both of Spencer. He had represented Combined Insurance and was a foster parent.

Surviving are his wife, Patsy Squires McKown; one daughter, Tracy McKown Sheets of Spencer; one son, Chad Coon of Spen-cer; three grandsons; three brothers, Bill McKown of Peniel, Junior McKown of Arnoldsburg and Glenn McKown of Harmony; five sisters, Barbie Miller of North Carolina, Phyllis Spurlock of Harmony, Iva Hoskins of Arnoldsburg and Bonnie Hockman and Sue Romine, both of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Gene McKown.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Loren C. Price officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Clover.

KEITH PAUL BOURNE
Keith Paul Bourne, 46, of Nicut, died Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2006.

He was born in Braxton County, the son of Betty L. Bourne of Nicut and the late Paul Bourne. He was employed by Whitney Well Service as a pipeline construction worker.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are three children, Kayla, Josh and Matthew; one brother, Kenneth Bourne of Nicut; and two sisters, Karen Burch of Sutton and Crystal Sidwell of Mineral Wells.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Metz Cemetery, Nicut.

RONZEL RICHARD MILLER
Ronzel Richard Miller, 53, died Friday, Apr. 28, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Wood County, the son of Carl W. and Pauline Digman Miller of Davisville. He owned and operated Personal Touch Cleaning Service for two years and was retired from O’Ames Co. with 33 years of service.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife of 33 years, Pamela Sue Varner Miller; one son, Richard P. Miller of Parkers-burg; one brother, Gene Miller of McConnellsville, Ohio; one sister, Carlene Dodd of Davisville; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Miller.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor Robert Watkins officiating. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Walker.

GERALDINE (Jerry) BALL
Geraldine (Jerry) Ball, 92, of Grantsville, died Thursday, Apr. 27, 2006, at Ohio Valley Health Care, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of the late Everette and Mae Miller. She was a member of Knotts United Methodist Church, Grantsville, and former member of Humphreys U.M. Church, Sissonville. She was a member of WSCS women’s group for years and served as a representative to the annual conference at Buckhannon and participated in Spiritual Life Retreat, Jackson’s Mill.

Surviving are two sons, Dallas Ray (Dick) Ball of Cairo and Robert Lee (Bob) Ball of Sissonville; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Manard Ball; one son, Joseph Ball; one sister, Betty Gainer; and one brother, Gibb Miller.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

BASIL ‘Rex’ McCARTNEY
Basil “Rex” McCartney, 77, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Apr. 29, 2006.

He was born in Fairview, the youngest son of the late Otis D. and Rebecca Goff McCartney. He was retired from the Town of Grantsville, where he served as chief of police for 32 years. He was a member of Eureka Lodge No. 40, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and Grantsville Chapter 73, Order of Eastern Star. He attended First Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are four daughters, Janice Metheney and Jill Mc-Cartney, both of Statesville, N.C., and Joyce Underwood and husband Dave and Jennifer Albright and husband Chad, all of Grantsville; eight grandchildren, James Hall, Chris Metheney, Chad and Ryan Underwood, Daniel and David Whitlow, Jeffery Skidmore and Katie Albright; one brother, Rood McCartney; and two sisters, Eda Sparks and Freda Bellomy.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Virginia “Faustine” Duskey McCartney; eight brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

BEVERLY JARVIS
Beverly Ruth Ann Jarvis, 63, of Washington, died Sunday, Apr. 30, 2006, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of Ferrell and Thelma Starcher Griffin of Parkersburg. She had worked at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital as a nurse and had retired from Mid-Ohio Home Health Care. She was a member of South Side Baptist Church, Parkersburg.

Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband of 43 years, Ira Leroy Jarvis; one son, Aaron Jarvis of Williamstown; and two brothers, Joe Griffin of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Eric Griffin of Caldwell, Ohio.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Pastor David Dockery officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation was also scheduled until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

REV. HARRY SIERS
Rev. Harry F. Siers, 68, of Stumptown, died Thursday, Apr. 20, 2006, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harley and Thelma Godfrey Siers. He was a U.S. Army veteran and member of the former 230 Military Police Unit, Grantsville. He was a retired market cattle identification coordinator for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture with 39 years of service. He was pastor of Enon Baptist Church, president of Baptist Men’s Fellowship and member of Little Kanawha Baptist executive board. He was president of Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center’s Chaplain’s Association and member of Eureka Lodge #40, AF&AM, Grants-ville, Nemesis Shrine Temple, Parkersburg, and Order of Eastern Star. He was active in Relay for Life, World Day of Prayer and Teen Fest youth events. He was a former member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Stumptown, where he served as trustee and Sunday School teacher. He had received numerous awards from W.Va. Dept. of Agriculture and Veterinary Services.

Surviving are his wife, Terry L. Siers; one son, Kevin Siers of Parkersburg; four sisters, Lois Jean Sears and Carolyn Sue Collins, both of Stumptown, and Betty Jo Miller and Patricia Vannoy, both of Mineral Wells; two grandchildren; 21 nieces and nephews; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Alfred Hickman, Rev. Kevin Church, Rev. John Vannoy and Rev. Greg Swisher officiating. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

LARRY ARTHUR
Larry Arthur, 58, of Elizabeth, died Saturday, Apr. 22, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Creston, the son of the late John and Gaye Boice Arthur. He was an operator and producer in the oil field industry.

Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Sharon Riggs Arthur; one son, Scott Arthur of Elizabeth; two daughters, Jennifer Campbell and Kelly Edwards, both of Palestine; one sister, Diane Deem of Lubeck; four grandchildren; and one step-grandson.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Peggy.

Memorial visitation was held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth.

CLEBURN GHERKE
Cleburn L. Gherke, 96, of Grantsville, died Sunday, Apr. 23, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Rush Run, the son of the late Claude and Leota Gherke. He retired from Cabot and was a member and deacon of Lower Steer Run Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 76 years, Flara Kerby Gherke; six children, C. Eugene Gherke and wife Joan of Millsboro, Del., Pauline VanHorn of Sissonville, Jurlene Thorn and husband Bill of Spencer, Radene Kuhl and husband Bill of Walker, Lorene Hathaway and husband David of Elkview and Arlene Kay Smith and husband Russell of Williamstown; one daughter-in-law, Marge Gherke of Grantsville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Oless Gherke of Virginia.

He was preceded in death by one son, Ardene Gherke of Grantsville; one son-in-law, Ardith VanHorn of Sissonville; two sisters, Cathern Pearl Gherke and Thelma Pickles; and four brothers, Arlan, Olin, Oran and Ira Gherke.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Elder Mark Minney and Rev. Curtis Smith officiating. Burial will be in Collins Cemetery, Stumptown, with Rev. David Vanhorn officiating. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8:30 p.m., and Thursday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home. Donations may be made in his memory to Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center, 186 Hospital Drive, Grantsville, WV 26147.

RONZAL ADAM WHITE
Ronzal Adam White, 90, of Wilsie, Braxton County, died Monday, Apr. 10, 2006, at Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was the son of the late Homer and Rosa B. Six White. He was a retired steel worker and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II for which he received a Purple Heart. He was a Christian.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Gladys Carte White; two sons, Charles White of Exchange and Dana White of Frametown; three daughters, Edna Zwoll of Orma, Janet Glessner of Adrian and Marie Collins of New London, Ohio; two brothers, Roscoe White of Parkersburg and Dorvin White of Rockport; one sister, Naomi Gilbert of Elizabeth; 16 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, William “Ronnie” White; two grandchildren; five brothers; and five sisters.

Services were held at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, with Rev. Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial was in White Family Cemetery, Sleith, with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post #33.

GENEVA CLAYPOOL
Geneva M. Claypool, 79, of Elizabeth, died Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2006, at Willows Center, Parkersburg.

She was born in Schultz, the daughter of the late Charles H. and Bessie M. Brooks Morrell. She was a 1946 graduate of Normantown High School. She was a homemaker and member of Good Hope Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Sara L. Parsons of Elizabeth and Edith L. Bennett of Slaty Fork; one step-daughter, Elsie Givens of Colorado; one step-son, Raymond Claypool of Mt. Clare; two sisters, Louise McCullough of Indiana, Pa., and Lorene “Aunt Pat” Tomlinson of Slaty Fork; three brothers, her twin, Charles Morrell of Beech Bottom, William Morrell of Calhoun County and Glen Morrell of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; five grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Claypool, in 1981; one sister, Leone Sarver; one great-grandson; and one step-son, Edward Claypool.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Calvin “Chuck” Ferrell officiating. Burial was in Willow Island Cemetery.

JOSEPH ‘Joe’ STARCHER
Joseph Thaddius “Joe” Starcher, 48, of Toledo, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 19, 2006.

He was born in Toledo, the son of Harley Starcher and the late Rose Starcher of Rowels Run. He worked as a boilermaker in Toledo for 28 years.

Surviving in addition to his father are his wife, Kim; children, Dawn, “Angela” Maria Garcia, Rachael, Joey, Jeremy, Jennifer, Christopher and Brittany; several grandchildren; four sisters, Liz Starcher, Teresa Sullivan, Elaine Starcher Ribby and Rosemary Samson; and former wife, Julie Hymore.

Services were held at Freck Funeral Chapel, Wynn, Ohio. Burial was in Restlawn Memorial Park.

ROBERT STARCHER
Robert A. Starcher, 31, of Uniontown, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005.

He was the son of Arnold and Frances Starcher, formerly of Cremo. He graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School and was employed by Baker Vehicle Systems, Macedonia, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Danyel; two daughters, Melanie and Caitlyn; two brothers, Richard Starcher and David Starcher; two nieces; two nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Joanne Starcher.

Services were held at Newcomer Funeral Home.

EVELYN WILLAJEAN ‘Jean’ BENNETT
Evelyn Willajean “Jean” Bennett, 81, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Apr. 15, 2006, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

She was born on Horse Run Road, Lewis County, the daughter of the late Roy and Plessie Wyant. She was a 1942 graduate of Weston High School and was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and Order of Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband, Ray Bennett, whom she married Feb. 23, 1944; one son, Dennis Bennett of Craigsville; one daughter, Rebecca Wilson of Knoxville, Md.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Burl, Homer, Truman, Earl and Roy Wyant, Jr., and one sister, Mary Margaret Wyant.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Rev. Doug Eades officiating. Burial will be in Broad Run Cemetery, Jane Lew. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

ADAM JAMES LOCKHART
Adam James Lockhart died at birth on Sunday, Apr. 16, 2006, at Parkersburg.

Surviving are his parents, Steven W. and Theresa D. Leeson Lockhart of Vienna; paternal grandparents, Loretta and Gerald Ball of Davisville; paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Morrison of Parkersburg; maternal grandparents, Jim and Jean Leeson of Vienna; maternal great-grandparents, Francis and Geneva Reed of Pennsboro; one sister, Kaitlynn Lockhart at home; uncles and aunts, Robert and Jonda Lockhart of Cattlettsburg, Ky., and Jeff and Cindy Leeson of Killbuck, Ohio; and five cousins.

He was preceded in death by one brother and twin to Kaitlynn, Andrew Robert Lockhart, who died at birth on Sept. 3, 1998; paternal blood grandfather, Robert Lockhart, who died in the Vietnam War; and paternal great-grandfather, Howard Morrison.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Mt. Harmony Masonic Cemetery with Pastor Mark Wilding officiating. McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

GOLDIE MAE CAMPBELL
Goldie Mae McCartney Campbell, 98, died Sunday, Apr. 16, 2006, at Berger Hospital, Circleville, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late C.J. and Lotie Whipkey McCartney. She had attended Evangelical Methodist Church, Little Hocking, Ohio, and Church of Christ in Christian Union, Grove City, Ohio. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Lotie Mattox, with whom she resided in Orient, Ohio, and Aniebell C. Dawson of Waverly, Ohio; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Grogan and Freda Keeper, both of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence O. Campbell, in 1995; one infant daughter, Eula Mae Campbell; two grandchildren; three brothers, Judson “Jud” McCartney, Clarence “Jake” McCartney and Carl McCartney; and four sisters, Mary Dunlap, Monie Queen, Monia Cook and Mildred Battin.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Bernard “Dobby” Thrash officiating, and burial in Sunset Memory Gardens.

MICHEAL PAUL WHIPKEY
Micheal Paul Whipkey II, 17, of Arnoldsburg, died Sunday, Apr. 9, 2006, from injuries received in an ATV accident on Road Run, near Arnoldsburg.

He was born in Spencer, the son of Micheal Paul and Nancy Jean Poorman Whipkey. He was an 11th grade student at Calhoun Middle/High School. He enjoyed auto mechanics and camping.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are one brother, Jeremy Poling, and one sister, Stacy Poling, both of Arnoldsburg; paternal grandmother, Hester Curry of Mt. Zion; maternal grandparents, Richard and Ruth Poorman of Sand Ridge; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ralph Whipkey, Sr.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., in Arnoldsburg Community Building, with Pastor Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial will be in Kight Cemetery, White Pine Road. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the community building. John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrange-ments.

CLAY ARNOLD
Clay Arnold, 94, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2006, at Clarksburg Veterans Administration Medical Center.

He was born at Nicut, the son of the late Clenton and Martha Keaton Arnold. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired farmer.

Surviving are four step-sons, Hershel Yost of Chloe and Jerry, Hubert and Bernard Yost, all of Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Lamb Cemetery, Chloe.

ANNA RUBY SIERS
Anna Ruby Edgell Siers, 84, of Chloe, died Friday, Apr. 7, 2006, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ferrell and Cora Sampson Metz.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Ray Lee Siers; one son, Ernest Paul Edgell; two daughters, Janet Lee Siers and Janice Sue Forney; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Tim Hickman officiating. Burial was in Minnora Cemetery.

LESLIE CUNNINGHAM
Leslie K. Cunningham, 57, of Ravenna, Ohio, died Monday, Apr. 3, 2006, in Ravenna, Ohio.

He was born at Hallburg, the son of Letha Mollohan Cunningham and the late John Holly Cunningham. He served three years in the U.S. Army and was retired from Waltco Hydraulics, Tallmadge, Ohio. He was a member of Ravenna Assembly of God Church.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife of 17 years, Jewell King Cunningham; three children, Jonathan and Deanna Cunningham at home and Cindy Dickey of Quaker City, Ohio; three grandchildren; and three brothers, Jerry Cunningham of Hart-ville, Ohio, Roger Cunningham of Akron, Ohio, and Larry Cun-ningham of Hallburg.

He was preceded in death by infant twin sons and two brothers, Jack and Darius Cunningham.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in King Cemetery, Nicut.

ROSE ANN PEARSON
Rose Ann Pearson, 56, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Saturday, Apr. 1, 2006, at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.

She was born at Clay, the daughter of the late Henry Dencil and Anita Bell Mullins Legg. She was a day care director and former member of Grasslick Baptist Church, Kenna. She attended Willow Dale Baptist Church, along with several churches in West Virginia, including First Baptist Church, Grantsville. She was serving as children’s minister at Timberlake Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach.

Surviving are her husband, James Pearson; one son, James Mark Pearson of Myrtle Beach; one daughter, Beth Rossana of Myrtle Beach; four grandchildren; and special niece, Linda Han-shaw of Clay.

Graveside services were held at Goshen Cemetery, Kentuck, with Pastor Ron Stoner officiating. Luncheon reception and celebration of her life followed at Grasslick Baptist Church.

LILLIAN CUNNINGHAM
Lillian Cunningham, 86, of Mahone, died Thursday, Apr. 6, 2006, at her residence.

She was born in Smithville, the daughter of the late Jacob D. and Amzie Rogers Cunningham. She graduated from Harrisville High School in 1938. She worked as Dr. Prather’s office assistance for 20 years, H&R Block, and Ritchie County Sheriff’s Dept. as a deputy for 21 years. She was a member of Harrisville Women’s Club, Smithville CEOS, Daughters of American Pioneers, Smith-ville Senior Citizens, and Smithville Community Association. She was a member of Smithville Baptist Church, Smithville Baptist Women and American Baptist Women.

Surviving are one sister, Velma Loraine Batton of Lakeville, Minn.; three nieces and nephews; and 10 great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Jennings D. Cunningham; one nephew, John Thomas Batton; and one great-niece, Amber Batton.

Services were held at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Charles Mullen officiating. Burial was in King Knob Cemetery.

WILLIAM ‘Bill’ STUMP
William B. “Bill” Stump, 83, of Kearny, Ariz., died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, in Mesa, Ariz.

He was born and educated in Grantsville. He served in the Armored Infantry and the U.S. Air Force in World War II. His Kennecott career began in 1947 as a warehouse clerk at the mine’s plant. He held various clerical and accounting posts until 1959 when he was promoted to supervisor of general accounting at Kennecott’s Arizona operation. He became assistant division comptroller in 1969 and later transferred to Salt Lake City, Utah Copper Division, where he served as administrative accountant and comptroller. He retired in 1986. He retired again in 1989 from Phelps Dodge Corp. as director of tax research and analysis. He was a member of National Association of Accountants, American Legion and Knights of Pythias.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Dee Stump, whom he married in 1983; three daughters, Beverly Gyenizse, Joni Akbarian and Teresa M. Pacheco; one son, William L. Stump; one step-daughter, Roberta Guzman; one step-son, Arthur M. Bracamonte; 12 grand-children; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Boneta, and two sisters, Eleanore Brannon of Arnoldsburg and Louise Ferrell of Akron, Ohio.

Memorial services were held at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kearny.

ERMA LUCILLE KLINE
Erma Lucille Kline, 85, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Willie and Ina Richards Simmons and oldest of 15 children. She worked for 14 years at Westinghouse plant, Fairmont, before moving to California after getting married on July 28, 1955. She and her husband retired in Yuma, Ariz. She lived in Nevada the last 15 years.

Surviving were four sisters, Ruby Myer McHenry of Grantsville, Sara Cool of Worthington, Pearl Heiney of Glenville and Sandra Spence of Strongsville, Ohio (since deceased); five brothers, Earl Simmons of Cleveland, Ohio, Bearl Simmons and Cecil Simmons, both of Eastlake, Ohio, Henry Simmons of Lake-land, Ohio, and Eugene Simmons of Las Vegas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Kline, on Nov. 18, 1990; sister, Sandra Louise Spence; and five infant siblings, Nettie, Mettie, Elodene, Earnestine and Orval Simmons.

In accordance with her wishes, her remains were cremated. Graveside services were held Jan. 30. Her urn was placed with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery.

VONDA GAIL GODFREY
Vonda Gail Mahaney Godfrey, 83, of Chester, died Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2006, in Chester.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Ella Sturm Mahaney. She was a former cook at Calhoun County High School, Rainbow Restaurant and John’s Restaurant, all of Grantsville.

Surviving are four sisters, Beulah Norton and Maxine Chambers, both of New Cumberland, Barbara Zajac of Steubenville, Ohio, and Mary Lou Mahaney of Toronto, Ohio; and one brother, Max Mahaney of Eastland, Tex.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Godfrey, and several brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

CHARLES CUNNINGHAM
Charles E. Cunningham, 73, died Monday, Mar. 27, 2006, in White Oak, Tex.

He was born at Lockney, the son of the late Roy Cunningham and Lucy Cook Cunningham. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from Dec. 1952 until Dec. 1954. He retired from Harris Industry after 50 years and owned and operated D&D Handyman Service. He was a member of North Main Church of Christ, White Oak.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Macel Evadene McCartney Cunningham; three sons, Ronald Edmund Cunningham, Christopher Cunningham and Ronald Allen Cunningham, all of White Oak; two daughters, Freda Roxann Dragula of Florida and Carla Parvin of Ft. Worth, Tex.; five brothers, Denzil of Stump-town, Phares of Medina, Ohio, Wayne of Clay, Royce of Columbus, Ohio, and Darrell of Lockney; four sisters, Orpha Skinner, Norma Batton and Clarice Cunningham, all of Grantsville, and Fondaleigh Bartoe of McArthur, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean and Phyllis, both of Lockney.



RUTH WRIGHT
Ruth L. Wright, 87, of Marietta, Ohio, died Sunday, Apr. 9, 2006, at Marietta.

She was born in Westminster, British Columbia, the daughter of the late James M. and Jessie Manson Miller. She had been a licensed practical nurse for 20 years with her last employment at Calhoun General Hospital. She was a member of Twin Rivers Baptist Church, near Marietta.

Surviving are two sons, Richard “Dick” Wright of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Daniel Wright of Buffalo, N.Y.; one daughter, Margaret Lamp of Marietta; one brother, George Miller of Stratford, Ontario; two sisters, Olive Bayly of Eugene, Ore., and Betty Miller of Victoria, British Columbia; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Rev. James W. Wright; three brothers, Henry, Alec and Donald Miller; and two sisters, Margaret Miller and Catherine Harrison.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with Pastor James Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery, Ellenboro. Visitation will be on Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

HARLEN HOGUE
Harlen B. Hogue, 97, of Glenville, died Monday, Apr. 10, 2006, in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, Weston.

He was born in Ritchie County, the son of the late Willie B. and Independence Broadwater Hogue.

He was a graduate of Pennsboro High School and WVU, with an agricultural degree. He was retired from the W.Va. Extension Service as an agent in Gilmer and Calhoun counties. He was an 80+ year member of Farm Bureau and a member of W.Va. Agriculture Hall of Fame. He was a member of Glenville Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Dorothy Rhoades of Glenville, Helen McClain of Ripley and Patricia Shaver of Buckhannon; one son, Donald Hogue of Pennsboro; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three sisters, Hester Ferrell of Middlebourne, Hilda Sweeney of Mannington and Hortense Butler of Marietta.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Pratt Hogue; two sisters, Hazel Barnes and Helen Willard; and one grandchild.

Services will be held Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, with Rev. David Krum officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Lane Cemetery, Glenville. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the mortuary.

WANOKA ‘Tommie’ MOREHEAD
Wanoka “Tommie” Morehead, 79, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Apr. 1, 2006, at her home.

She was born on Leading Creek, the daughter of the late Franklin Pierce and Ocie Blaine Goodnight. She retired from Eagle Pointe Nursing Facility and was a lifetime member of Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are four sons, Steve, Woodrow, Harold and Kevin; five daughters, Kathleen, Brenda, Marlene, Ginger and Debbie; one sister, Blanche Bell; 20 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil “Bill” Morehead, and one daughter, Phyllis Groves.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Harold Newsome officiating. Burial was in Goodnight Cemetery, Big Bend.

RUBY PAULINE MATHERS
Ruby Pauline Mathers, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Walter Gray Richards and Ada Mae Tingler Richards. She retired as a department manager from Hecht Co. in 1990.

Surviving are one brother; two sisters; one son; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Earl Mathers; one son; one daughter; seven brothers; and one sister.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Apr. 8, 11 a.m., at Beech Valley Cemetery, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

SANDRA LOUISE SPENCE
Sandra Louise Simmons Spence, 65, of Strongsville, Ohio, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at her home.

She was born in Beech Valley, the daughter of the late William and Ina Richards Simmons. She retired from Lakewood School Systems after more than 20 years of service. She was a member of Trinity Freewill Baptist Church. Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are her husband, Enoch “John” Spence, whom she married July 21, 1956; two sons, Stanley Spence of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Richard Spence of Strongsville; one daughter, Kimberley Brooks of Strongsville; four grandchildren; two great-grand-children; three sisters, Ruby Myer McHenry of Grantsville, Sara Cool of Worthington and Pearl Heiney of Glenville; and five brothers, Earl Simmons of Cleveland, Bearl Simmons and Cecil Simmons, both of Eastlake, Ohio, Henry Simmons of Mentor, Ohio, and Eugene Simmons of Las Vegas, Nev.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Erma Simmons Kline, and five infant siblings, Nettie, Mettie, Elodene, Earnestine and Orval Simmons.

Services were held at Coreno Funeral Home, Cleveland. Burial was in Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Cleveland.

PLEASANT WILLIAMS
Pleasant Winfred “P.W.” Williams, 84, of Elkins, former resident of Calhoun County, died Saturday, Mar. 18, 2006, at Talbott’s Personal Care Home, Belington.

He was born in Oneida, Tenn., the son of the late Olive Chambers and Benjamin F. Williams. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a radar technician aboard the escort carrier USS Gilbert Islands in the South Pacific. He worked as an account­ant for Atomic Energy Commission before being transferred to its Washington, D.C., office. He retired from Dept. of Energy in 1979.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Doty Williams; one brother, Benjamin Williams; two daughters, Brenda Carol Cachia and Karen Gail Martin; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step-children, Sally Barnett, Emily May, Leslie McCormick and Daryl Pullen; and eight step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Cornelia O’Conner Williams; two sisters, Frankie Allred and Lavadnia Garrett; two brothers, Lansden Carson Garrett and James Marion Williams; and one grandson, Joshua Martin.

In accordance with his wishes, his remains were cremated and his ashes will be scattered on his mother’s grave in Scott County, Tenn., at a later date. A memorial celebration will be held at the Williams’ home, 1004 S. Kerens Ave., Elkins, on Friday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Care Corp., Elkins-Randolph County Senior Center, or the charity of your choice.

VONDA GAIL GODFREY
Vonda Gail Mahaney Godfrey, 83, of Chester, died Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2006, in Chester.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William and Ella Sturm Mahaney. She was a former cook at Calhoun County High School, Rainbow Restaurant and John’s Restaurant, all of Grantsville.

Surviving are four sisters, Beulah Norton and Maxine Chambers, both of New Cumberland, Barbara Zajac of Steubenville, Ohio, and Mary Lou Mahaney of Toronto, Ohio; and one brother, Max Mahaney of Eastland, Tex.

She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

DORSEY RICHARDS
Dorsey Sylvester Richards, 86, died Friday, Mar. 17, 2006.

He was born at Big Springs, the son of the late Henry and Mary Collins Richards. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from Park Drop Forge, Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are one son, Wayne Richards of Brecksville, Ohio; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Clara “Beth” Richards; one daughter, Marian; five sisters; and two brothers.

No services were held.

RUBY PAULINE MATHERS
Ruby Pauline Mathers, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late Walter Gray Richards and Ada Mae Tingler Richards. She retired as a department manager from Hecht Co. in 1990.

Surviving are one brother; two sisters; one son; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forest Earl Mathers; one son; one daughter; seven brothers; and one sister.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Apr. 8, 11 a.m., at Beech Valley Cemetery, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating.

CLAUDINE BROWN
Claudine Brown, 87, of Rockport, died Saturday, Mar. 25, 2006, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Roane County, the daughter of the late Rev. W.S. States and Elizabeth Siers States. She worked at Viscose. She was a homemaker and member of Limestone United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Forrest C. Brown, whom she married July 2, 1939; one daughter, Betty Adams of Canal Winchester, Ohio; one son, Charles Brown and wife Brenda of Grantsville; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nephews; and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Lyda States; two sisters, Pauline States and Geraldine Anderson; two brothers, Rev. W.G. States and Paul States; and one niece.

Services were held at Limestone U.M. Church, with Pastor Vera Archer officiating. Burial was in Limestone U.M. Church Cemetery.

JANIEVE COTTRELL
Janieve P. Cottrell, 70, of Amboy, Ind., died at Miller’s Merry Manor, Peru, Ind.

She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Earl and Ruby Lowe White. She was a homemaker and member of North Grove Church.

Surviving are her husband, Guy J. Cottrell, whom she married Oct. 14, 1952, at Millstone; two sons, Earl Robert of Amboy and Jimmy Darrell of Idaville, Ind.; one sister, Doris Reynolds of Grantsville; and two brothers, Charles of Mantua, Ohio, and Nelson of Remington, Ind.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Wilma, Clara and Judy, and four brothers, Shirley, Paul, Glen and Archie.

Services and burial were held at North Grove Church, Amboy.
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