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JETTIE BELLE COLLINS
Jettie Belle Collins, 79, of Belpre, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Henry and Virginia Snider Collins.

Surviving are one son, Richard L. Collins of Washington, Ohio; one daughter, Jenny Lynn Joseph of Belpre; one brother, Grover Collins of Big Springs; and several grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Collins; two brothers, Ethelbert and Eddie Collins; and four sisters, Hallie Jones, Nettie Dotson, Rettie Freeland and Reda Leach.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Saunders Cemetery, Big Springs.

OPAL JEAN ROSS
Opal Jean Ross, 91, of Big Bend, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at Sunbridge of Glenville.

She was the daughter of the late James Coral and Belva Jane Hosey Williams.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Ross, and four brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating. Burial was in Betts Cemetery, Grantsville.

WILLIAM ‘Son’ STALNAKER
William “Son” Harley Stalnaker, 80, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, in Yukon Territory, Canada.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fenton and Opal Stalnaker. He resided in Juneau, Alaska, the last 40 years, where he was a commercial salmon fisherman and home builder. He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving aboard the USS Lang in the South Pacific.

Surviving are two sons, William C. Stalnaker and Robert F. Stalnaker, both of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Anita L. White of Salem, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Glenna Fleming of Arnoldsburg and Emma Lou Chenoweth and Orma “Toots” Downs, both of Ohio; one brother, Paul Stalnaker of Millstone; many nieces and nephews; and dear friend, Dee DeMars of Juneau.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jeremiah Andrew Stalnaker; one brother, Marvin Stalnaker; and one sister, Wanda Lee White.

Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, Millstone. A luncheon will follow at Community Action Center, Arnoldsburg, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Sycamore Baptist Church Cemetery, c/o Paul D. Stalnaker, HC 89, Box 15, Millstone, WV 25261.

HUBERT MACE
Hubert L. Mace, 79, of Arnoldsburg, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harley and Lillie Bailey Mace. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served as a truck driver in the 756 Ordnance Co., 65th Army Division. He was retired from E.F. Hauserman Co.

Surviving are two sons, Danny Mace of Talmadge, Ohio, and Duane Mace of Mt. Zion; one daughter, Lorrie Mace of Arnolds-burg; two sisters, Marge Digman of Spencer and Fern Kelley of Vienna; two half-sisters, Janet Sweeney of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, and Patricia Selopek of Medina, Ohio; one half-brother, Troy Gene Mace of Spokane, Wash.; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores Mace, in 2000.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial was in Mace Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

JULIA MYRTLE COEN MARTIN
Julia Myrtle Coen Martin, 89, of Chloe, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at the home of Ron and Lois Cummings, her caregivers since December.

She was born at Elana, Roane County, the daughter of the late Samuel and Rushia Sharp Drake. She attended Mudfork Union Church for 65 years and was the oldest living member.

Surviving are two sons, Dallas Ray Coen of Richmond, Va., and Delmer Crawford Coen of Cambridge, Ohio; three grand-children; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Denver Coen, to whom she was married for 50 years; her second husband, Willis Martin; five brothers; and two sisters.

Services will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darius Arnold officiating. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery, Spencer. Visitation at the funeral home will be on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.

IRENE METZ WAYNE
Irene Metz Wayne, 82, of Spencer, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Martin and Maude Boone Metz. She was retired from Kellwood Co. and was a member of Roane General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She attended Slate Methodist Church.

Surviving are one sister, Inez Carr of Mt. Zion; two brothers, Martin Metz, Jr., of Orma and Frank Metz of Chloe; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. H. Greeley Wayne, in 1991; four sisters, Gertrude Perkins, Pauline Farrar, Emma Siers and Anna Longfellow; and three brothers, Bruce, Clell and Thurl Metz.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Danny Whited and Rev. John Lowe officiating. Burial was in Eventide Cemetery.

CAM SIMONS
Cam Simons, 97, of Ravenswood, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Ravenswood Village Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Fred and Edith Cottrell Simons. He retired from Union Carbide Metal Plant, Alloy.

Surviving are one daughter, Delores Dorsey of Ravenswood, and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Surface Simons; four sisters; and five brothers.

Services were held at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Rev. Darrell Johnson officiating. Burial was in Clover Cemetery, Spencer.

BROOKS COOPER
Brooks L. Cooper, 80, of Chloe, died Friday, May 13, 2005.

He was born at Nebo, the son of the late Lambert and Rebecca Cooper. He was the former owner of Cooper’s Hardware, Chloe, and in recent years, he operated a tack shop. He was a member of Linden Masonic Lodge and attended Mud Fork Union Church.

Surviving are one son, Bob Cooper of Chloe; one daughter, Vicky Haid of Charleston; two granddaughters, Lisa and Millie; two great-granddaughters, Reagan and Sarah; one brother, Harry Cooper of Norton, Ohio; and four sisters, Bina Hicks of Akron, Ohio, Elva Browning of Charleston, Elva Vaughan of St. Albans and Marlene Potasnik of Nebo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve Arnold Cooper; one infant daughter; one son; one brother; and six sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. John Meadows officiating. Burial was in Cooper-Mollohan Cemetery, Nebo.

GERTRUDE LITTLE PROPST
Gertrude Little Propst, 85, of Grantsville, died Sunday, May 15, 2005.

She was the daughter of the late Lewis and Nellie Elliott Little. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was active in U.M. Women. She worked 16 years at Mt. Zion Farmer’s Market.

Surviving are two daughters, JoAnn Stevens of Grantsville and Mary K. Wilson of Vienna; one son, Mike Propst of Grantsville; three grandchildren, April Miller of Millboro, Va., Carrie Propst of London, Ky., and Zack Propst of Grantsville; two great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Mikayla Miller; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Millard “Bud” Propst, in 2004; one sister; and seven brothers.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

HAZEL GREATHOUSE
Hazel Greathouse, 98, of Chloe, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at her home.

She was the daughter of the late Henry and Sibby Greathouse.

Surviving are four sons, Jim Greathouse of Spencer, Bud Greathouse of Fairmont and John Greathouse and Pete Greathouse, both of Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Mary Jane Maurer of Cleveland and Pauline Matheney of Chloe; one sister, Goldie of Parkersburg; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Great-house; three daughters; two sons, four brothers; and four sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Gary Bowen officiating, and burial in Orma UMC Cemetery.

WINONA ‘Nonie’ CZAJA
Winona “Nonie” Czaja, 67, of Belleville, Mich., died Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2005.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late William Earl and Mildred Lenore Jackson Bush.

Surviving are her husband, William Czaja; two sons, William David Czaja and Andrew Stephen Czaja; one brother, Robert Bush; four sisters, Madelyn Schultz, Alice Hawthorne, Betty Durst and Carolyn Kelley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Uht Funeral Home, Westland, Mich., with Fr. Alex Wytrwal officiating. Cremation rites were accorded.

FAUSTINE STUMP CRADDOCK
Faustine Stump Craddock, 81, of Baton Rouge, La., died Tuesday, May 17, 2005. She was born in Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fell Stump.

She attended Glenville State College, received a bachelor of science degree from Wayne State University and did her graduate work at MSU. Her teaching career consisted of positions in West Virginia, Maryland, Michigan and Louisiana. She was a charter member of the Samaritan Club and belonged to University Baptist Church. Part of her past volunteer work included the American Cancer Society, Operation Upgrade, teaching of adult non-readers, and a benefactor of Trianon, aiding the mentally challenged.

Surviving are two sons, Samuel N. Craddock, Jr. of Nashville, Tenn., and Jefferson S. Craddock of Saudi Arabia; two daughters, Sarah C. Morrison, Charge d’Affair, U.S. Embassy, Equatorial Guinea, and Jo Craddock-Green of Baton Rouge; two grandsons; two granddaughters; and one sister, Agra S. Fowler of Ocala, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel N. Craddock.

A memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. George Haile in Baton Rouge and burial will be in Glenville at a later date.

LEE ‘Ox’ JOHNSON

Lee “Ox” Johnson, 68, of Washington, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Willard C. and Opal Harris Johnson. He graduated from Calhoun County High School as president of the Class of 1955. He played football and was awarded the alumni trophy for highest scholastic average for a letterman for two years, selected to first team All-Little Kanawha Conference, and was honorable mention All-State. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany. He retired from GE after 30 years of service as a chemist/safety supervisor. He also played football for the Berlin Bears in Germany, Marshall University and Salem College. He was a registered nurse and volunteer for many years for American Red Cross and was a member and served as president of Region 5 Emergency Medical Services board. He was a commissioner for Lubeck Water Dept. and belonged to several fraternal organizations.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Dawn Satterfield Johnson; four daughters, Linda Johnson of Parkersburg and Linnie Johnson, Luinna Sherwood and Larene Johnson, all of Washington; one granddaughter; two sisters, Lila May Hughes and Grace Dailey, both of Parkersburg; and five brothers, Ralph Johnson of Rich-wood, Denzil John Johnson of Walker, Emory Johnson of Paden City, Dave Johnson of Vienna and Howard Johnson of Grantsville.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Maxine, Claudena and Linnie, and three brothers, Wayne, Limer and Willard, Jr.

Services were held at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. John Powell officiating, with burial of cremated remains in Johnson Family Cemetery, Calhoun County, at the family’s convenience.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Coach Wayne Underwood Memorial Museum, c/o Calhoun County Bank, Grantsville, WV 26147.

WINONA ‘Nonie’ CZAJA
Winona “Nonie” Czaja, 67, of Belleville, Mich., died Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2005. She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late William Earl and Mildred Lenore Jackson Bush.

Surviving are two sons, William David Czaja and Andrew Stephen Czaja; one brother, Robert Bush; four sisters, Madelyn Schultz, Alice Hawthorne, Betty Durst and Carolyn Kelley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Uht Funeral Home, Westland, Mich., with Fr. Alex Wytrwal officiating. Cremation rites were accorded.

NORMAN YOAK
Norman F. Yoak, 74, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 6, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Elias and Ollie Kight Yoak. He was a 1949 graduate of Calhoun County High School. After serving two years in the U.S. Marine Corps, he moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he worked for 29 years at White- Westinghouse and 10 years at Techneglas before retiring and returning home in 1996.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Leona Yoak; two sons, Greg Yoak and wife Jeni and David Yoak and wife Melissa; three grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Yoak and wife Dolores, Billie Joe Yoak and Ray Yoak and wife Madeline; four sisters, Grace Richards, Evadeen Kesler and husband Gordon, Edna Robinson and Hazel Tingler and husband Ray; and many nieces and nephews, including his personal nurse, Kaye Yoak.

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

JAMES PAUL MAZE
James Paul Maze, 76, of Granite Falls, N.C., died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Caldwell County Hospice.

He was born in Wirt County, the son of the late Lawrence Calvin and Ollie Kemp Maze. He was retired from Woodlake Apartments and was a taxidermist for several years. He was a member of Hartley Church of Christ, Brohard.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Kinney Maze; four sons, James Maze of St. Cloud, Fla., Lew Maze of Belmont, William (Sam) Maze of Palm Bay, Fla., and Scott Maze of Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; three daughters, Beth Petters of West Melbourne, Fla., Paula Dunn of Lenoir, N.C., and Mary Maze of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Virgil H. Maze of Brohard; one sister, Louise Snider of Parkersburg; 14 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services were held at Hartley Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Tom Butterfield.

WILLIAM SLIDER TRIBUTE
William D. Slider Middle School will have a tribute for its namesake, William D. Slider, who died Thursday, Mar. 10, 2005, in El Paso, Tex., at age 78 (obituary, Apr. 7 issue). It will be held Wednesday, May 18, 4 p.m., in the school’s orchestra room, 11700 School Lane, El Paso.
WILLIAM STARKEY
William B. Starkey, 79, of Grantsville, died Friday, Apr. 29, 2005, at Eagle Pointe Health Care Center, Parkersburg. He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Tillman and Pansy Trippett Starkey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired from E.I. Dupont Co., Parkersburg, and was a former construction worker. He was a member of Knotts Memorial United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Starkey; one son, Joseph Starkey of Belleville; one step-daughter, Hope Phillips of Mineral Wells; three step-sons, George Hannah of New Mexico, Edwin Hannah of Parkersburg and Frederick Hannah of New Market, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Starkey; one daughter, Joyce Ann Starkey; and one sister, Vivian Manson.

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

SADIE WAGONER

Sadie Wagoner, 91, of Parkersburg, formerly of Leatherbark, died Friday, Apr. 29, 2005, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, Parkersburg. She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Arthelia Kerby Roach. She was a homemaker and formerly attended Leatherbark Community Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Whited of Parkersburg; three grandsons; three great-grandchildren; five step-great-grand-children; and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dorcie Wagoner, in 1981; three sisters, Susie Starcher, Hattie Whiting and Myrtle McCauley; and two brothers, Denver and Denzil Roach.

Services were held at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial was in Husk Cemetery, near Arnoldsburg.

FERN STUTLER

Fern Gainer Stutler, 93, of Parkersburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Okey and Dottie F. Cooper Gainer. She graduated from Tanner High School in 1933 and was a charter member of Tanner Pythian Sisters, Temple #68. She worked for The May Co. and Sears & Roebuck Co., Cleveland, Ohio. She retired in 1974 after 10 years employment with B.L. Marble Furniture Corp., Bedford, Ohio. She was a Methodist.

Surviving are one sister, Eloise Byrd of Cox’s Mill; three granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; five great-grandsons; one sister-in-law, Elah Gainer Roberts; several nieces and nephews; and her caregiver of 25 years, Caroline Cunningham.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hubert Gainer, Hale Gainer and Holly E. Gainer; one sister, Fonda Drake; two sons, Kennard and Donald Stutler; and one granddaughter, Yvonne Stutler Montagno.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Lorous Roberts officiating. Burial was in Cooper Cemetery, Tanner.

JAMES LEO GIAR
James Leo Giar, 66, of Orma, formerly of Elyria, Ohio, died Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Charlotte, Mich., the son of the late Leo S. and Geneva Louise Paton Giar. He graduated from Spencer High School, Spencer, Ohio, Class of 1956. He worked at the Chronicle Telegram, Elyria, Ohio, for 37½ years, retiring in 1994. He had also worked for the Chicago Tribune and the Madison Times as a press room superintendent.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Graham Giar; nine children, Carla and Ron Graham, James H. and Missy Giar, Charlotte Giar and Joyce Corns, all of Elyria, Dana M. Giar and Jaymes Giar of Orma, Anita Jett of Amherst, Ohio, and Regina Bailey of Saltville, Va.; five grandchildren, Rachelle Corns, John Shank, Jr., Chelsie Giar, Zoe Giar and Indy Ann Settle; one brother, Linden Giar of Red Wing, Minn.; and one sister, Pat Stokes of New London, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Yeaples and Sharon Yeager; two brothers, Hubert and Bill Mitchell; and one infant son, Michael Warren Giar.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating.

RANDY EUGENE BRANNON
Randy Eugene Brannon, 15, of Millstone, died Thursday, Apr. 28, 2005, as the result of an automobile accident near his home.

He was the son of Carl and Judy Brannon. He enjoyed outdoors, hunting, fishing, four-wheeler riding, football, wrestling, NASCAR, and spending time with family and friends. To all of Randy’s friends and fellow athletes, when you are playing sports or just hanging out, Randy is watching over you. Live each day like it is your last. Randy may not have made it home Apr. 28, but he made it through the Gates of Heaven.

Surviving in addition to his parents are one sister, Berlisha Brannon; grandparents, Leon and Nola Smith of Orma and Bill and Joann Brannon of Grantsville; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Metheney, Roger Carter and Allen Parsons officiating. Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Arnoldsburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Calhoun High School wrestling team.

PATRICIA GOEKLER
Patricia Goekler, 42, of Akron, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 28, 2005. She was the daughter of Mary Camden and the late Robert Bennett. She was a member of Salvation Army.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her husband, George Goekler; one son, James Goekler; step-father, Dave Camden; two sisters, Hazel Parle and Betty Stecyk; one brother, James Bennett, all of Akron; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Captain Linda Bates officiating, and burial in Hur Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled from 11 a.m. to time of services at the funeral home.

SYLVIA ATKINSON
Sylvia V. Atkinson, 88, of Mt. Zion, died Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was born in Wirt County, the daughter of the late Luther and Effie Barton Wigal. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Gerald Atkinson of Mt. Zion; one sister, Joann Curtis of Florida; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Burrell Atkinson; four children, Harold W. Atkinson, Bobby Lee Atkinson, Burrell Junior Atkinson and an infant son; and one sister, Joann Edgell.

Services were held at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Robert Stanley officiating. Burial was in Pisgah Cemetery, Palestine.

WILBERT FREED
Wilbert S. “Web” Freed, 89, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at his residence. He was born at Freed, the son of the late James Franklin and Hattie D. Goodnight Freed. He was educated in Wood County schools and was a 1935 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He was a graduate of Mountain State Business College. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired from Sears and Roebuck Co. in 1973. He was a life member of BPO Elks, American Legion and DAV.

Surviving are one son, Alan R. Freed; one daughter, Bonnie B. Caplinger; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren, all of Parkersburg.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sarah Elizabeth Swain Freed in 1966; his second wife, Blanche E. Beadle Moore Freed in 1994; two sisters, Lelia Fox and Opal Parks; and one brother, Len Freed.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Fu­neral Home, Parkersburg, with burial in Evergreen North Cemetery with military services by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg.

CLEO ‘Ben’ COWAN
Cleo D. “Ben” Cowan, 85, of Harrisville, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Harrisville, the son of the late George W. and Augusta Sinnett Cowan. He was retired from Walker Manufacturing, Parkersburg. He was a charter member of Deerwalk Volunteer Fire Dept. and former Wood Co. Republican Party chairman.

Surviving are eight sons, Dexter Lee Cowan of Cocoa, Fla., Earl C. Cowan of Rock Hill, S.C., Michael Todd Davis of Waverly, Walter Mace of Sistersville, Duane Mace of Coolville, Ohio, Dwight Mace and Gary Sutphin, both of Parkersburg, and Larry Sutphin of Vienna; three daughters, Sharon V. Shriner of Parkers-burg, Shelby E. Eldreth of Canton, Ohio, and Evelyn “Penny” Todd of Waverly; two brothers, Emery Cowan of Massillon, Ohio, and Omar Cowan of Belpre; two sisters, Oma Jean Wilson of Massillon and Leona Ward of Grantsville; 30 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren; and special friend and caregiver, Barb Richmond.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie Cowan; four brothers, Dennis, Olan, Lawrence and George Cowan, Jr.; and two sisters, Juanita Simons and Gladys Iring.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with Rev. Roger Barnes officiating, and burial in Harrisville IOOF Cemetery.



RUSSELL SHAFFER
Russell G. Shaffer, 68, of Chloe, died Friday, Apr. 22, 2005, in Charleston Area Medical Center.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Halcie Metheney Shaffer of Chloe and the late Homer Shaffer. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Ford Motor Co., Brookpark, Ohio.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his companion of 25 years, Betty Brumfield; two sons, Russell Shaffer, Jr., of Rogers, Ark., and Michael Shaffer of Conway, Ark.; one daughter, Teresa Sillivan of Texarcanna, Ark.; two brothers, Roy Shaffer of Chloe and Tom Shaffer of Canton, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mitchell and Melvin Shaffer.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Darrell Mollohan officiating. Burial was in Metheney Cemetery, Chloe.

ROGER CLAY BOGGS
Roger Clay Boggs, 54, of Elmira, died Sunday, Apr. 24, 2005, at his home.

He was the son of the late Henry Clay and Gladys Marie Ball Boggs.

Surviving are his wife, Linda Boggs; one son, Wesley Boggs of Elmira; two brothers, Richard and Henry Lee Boggs; and six sisters, Jeraldine and Jessie Dennison, Mary Stewart, Wanita Mollohan, Anna Mae Dawson and Martha Deemis.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lorene Riley, and one brother, John Boggs.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Boggs Cemetery, Big Otter, with Rev. Richard Nicholas officiating.

GAILEY PRICE
Gailey Price, 71, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Cabin Run, the son of the late Charley L. and Maggie Marks Price. He was retired from Pennzoil with 23 years of service and was a member of Teamster’s Union, Local 175, Charleston. He attended Good Hope Baptist Church, Reedy.

Surviving are his wife, Madge McKown Price, whom he married Sept. 5, 1959; one sister, Thelma Dowler of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Rosa Parsons, Jewell Brooker, Ruby Wallace and Evadine Price, and five brothers, Cleon, Oral, Oris, Glennie and Eugene Price.

Services were held at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor John Price and Pastor Charles Davis officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery, Reedy.

BONNIDENO EMMA CRAWFORD

Bonnideno Emma Crawford, 85, of Lost Creek, died Monday, Apr. 18, 2005, at United Hospital, Clarksburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Benjamin Fredrick and Mary Morgan Starkey. She was a member of Parkview United Methodist Church and of the Junior Order of American Mechanics Ladies Auxiliary. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two sons, David Stephen Crawford and wife Candy of Elkins and Larry Veon Crawford and wife Ann of Lost Creek; one sister, Egra Starkey of Lost Creek; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Veon Crawford; three brothers, Tillman, Leon and Chester Starkey; and four sisters, Lillie Poling, Gladys Morrison, Martha Yoak and Juanita Walker.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Jeff Winters officiating. Burial will be in Evegreen North Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, 11 a.m. until service time, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lost Creek U.M. Church Memorial Garden, P.O. Box 176, Lost Creek, WV 26385, or the donors local Humane Society.

COE McCARTNEY
Coe M. McCartney, 89, of Calcutta, Ohio, died Saturday, Apr. 16, 2005, at Calcutta Health Care.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late E.J. and Pearl Kendall Hickman. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Rogers, Ohio.

Surviving are two sons, Ersel McCartney and Ethan McCartney, both of Streetsboro, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Goff McCartney; one daughter, Ureda Simpson; two sons, Parker and Delano McCartney; and three grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mt. Zion.

CALVIN CURT JARVIS
Calvin Curt Jarvis, 76, of Kimbolton, Ohio, died Thursday, Apr. 14, 2005.

He was the son of the late Calvin S. and Grace Bailey Jarvis. He was a U.S. Army veteran, earning a Purple Heart in Korea, and a life member of VFW Post 2901. He was a retired UAW worker after 32 years with General Motors, Parma, Ohio. He worked for Hope Gas, was a school bus driver and a gas station owner. He was a Protestant.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Jarvis; one son, Tim Jarvis of Ohio; four daughters, Rhonda Holeton, Robin Wiley and Rhea Jarvis, all of Tennessee, and Sara Jane Golden of West Virginia; two step-sons, Bob Burgess of Ohio and Drew Estep of Kimbolton; two step-daughters, Sherry Turner of Ohio and Amy Estep of Cambridge, Ohio; four brothers, Carl, Gary, Bill and Charter Jarvis, all of West Virginia; six sisters, Rilma Chandler of South Carolina and Maysel Stalnaker, Madelene Hardway, Bonnie Ellison, Nell DeWeese and Geneva Badgett, all of West Virginia; and several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial was in Clark Jarvis Cemetery, Chloe.

OLLIE FORD
Ollie O. Ford, 95, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Apr. 16, 2005.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Okey and Annie Shimer. She was a member of Knotts United Methodist Church, Grantsville.

Surviving are five daughters, Josephine Church and husband Arles of Bedford, Ohio, Mabel Sampson of Raleigh, N.C., Elmadine Bevins and husband Ray of Perry, Ohio, Nina Dawson and husband Lanny of Millstone and Judy Gainer and husband Dave of Burnt House; five sons, Anes Ford of Eastlake, Ohio, Ronald Ford and wife Virginia of Copley, Ohio, Billy Ford of Cleveland, Ohio, Roger Ford and wife Helen of Grantsville and Butch Ford and wife Beverly of Grantsville; 44 grandchildren; several great-grand-children; several great-great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Goldie Richards, Pearl Reed and Blanche Kendall, all of Grantsville, Arthelia Richards of Elizabeth and Pauline Cline of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Ford; two sons, Terry Ford and Avery Ford; two daughters, Dina Ford and Mazine Wilson; two sisters, Virgie Williams and Clarith Wilson; and one brother, Teddy Shimer.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, with Rev. Mary Zimmer officiating, and burial in Gainer Cemetery.

MARIE HUNT
Marie Hicks Hunt, 85, of Valrico, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005.

She graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1939 and was retired from Goodyear Tire Co., Akron, Ohio.


WESLEY TODD GLOVER
Wesley Todd Glover, 29, died Friday, Apr. 15, 2005, in Wayne County as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of Kenneth and Genieva Glover of Jacksonburg. He was employed as a court social worker with Youth Services Division of Kanawha County Dept. of Health and Human Resources.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Tara Cassidy Glover of Wayne; one sister, Shannon Smith of Jacksonburg; two nieces, one nephew; his maternal grandparents, Forest and Blanch Tingler of Big Springs; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Services were held at Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne.

DANNY McKOWN
Danny McKown, 55, of Arnoldsburg, died Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2005, at his home.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of Lee Junior McKown and Marie Wallbrown McKown of Arnoldsburg. He was an oil field driller for 20 years, a construction worker, trucker, farmer and owner of McKown Logging.

Surviving are his wife, Colleen Jean McKown; two daughters, Tracy Dianne Parsons of Germany and Melissa Dawn Boyer of Arnoldsburg; two sons, Ronald Michael McKown and James Daniel McKown and wife Carrie, all of Arnoldsburg; six brothers, Eugene, James, Eddie, Johnny, Jerry and Mike McKown, all of Arnoldsburg; seven sisters, Frances Greathouse, Donna Butler and Sandra Butler, all of Arnoldsburg, Patty Dickey and Judy Schartiger, both of Nicut, Joyce Newell of Orma and Sherry Dalo of Canton, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Cody, Sierra, Mitch, Savannah, Cassidy and Isaac.

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

WILLIAM PAUL LEE
William Paul Lee of Creston died Monday, Apr. 18, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born in Burning Springs, the son of the late William Wirt and Mattie Tanner Lee. He served during World War II in the European Theatre, with both of his brothers, and in the North African Campaign. He retired as a truck driver with Roadway Trucking. He attended Burning Springs United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Louise Lee; three brothers, Ernest Lee, Clarence R. Lee and Everett Lee; one sister, Elmay Lee; and one nephew, Billy Lee.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Pastor David Paul Williams officiating. Burial will be in Rector Cemetery, Burning Springs, with military graveside rites. Visitation at the funeral home was scheduled Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., and prior to services on Thursday.

GRACE OPAL CONNOLLY
Grace Opal Connolly, 96, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Grantsville, died Thursday, Apr. 7, 2005, in Jacksonville.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late William Edward and Sarah Elizabeth Whytsell Nichols. She was a former member of Richardson Methodist Church and a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Marge Fowler of Grantsville and Eileen Fowler of Huntington; one son, Jack Connolly and wife Jennifer of Jacksonville; one half-sister, Geneve Eagle of Mt. Zion; 10 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Ball; her second husband, Jack Connolly; one son, Johnny Ball; one brother, Buford Nichols; and one sister, Audrey Riggs.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Zion Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Heiney officiating.

ARCHIE JUNIOR ROSE
Archie Junior Rose, 70, of Munday, died Monday, Apr. 4, 2005, as the result of a boating accident.

He was born at Industry, the son of the late Archie Jefferson and Dora Ruth Bell Rose. He retired from Performed Line Product Co., Cleveland, after 20 years of service.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Barbara Ruth Mraz Rose; one son, Terry Rose and wife Donna of Munday; four daughters, Debbie Hammons and husband Gary of Grantsville, Sherry Rose and fiance Howard Nestor of Palestine, Lorain Cremeans and husband Danny of Little Hocking, Ohio, and Patty Davis and companion Jason Taylor of Annamoriah; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Alfred “Buck” Rose of Munday; and one sister, Edith Mills of Brohard.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Elodean Prather and Susie Rose.

Services were held at Busch-Kimes Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with Rev. Jimmy McIntyre officiating. Burial was in Belt Cemetery, Industry.

LURLAND STUMP
Lurland V. Stump, 96, of Sand Ridge, died Sunday, Apr. 10, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Coy and Luerna Church Robinson. She had been a school teacher in Calhoun County, employee of Calhoun Citizens Telephone Co. and owner and operator of Stump Dry Cleaning Co., Grantsville. She was a long-time member of Calhoun Republican Committee, a 5th District vice president of Veterans of Foreign Wars, member of Farm Women’s Club, and former 4-H club leader.

Surviving are two sons, Dean Stump of Sand Ridge and Garrell V. Stump of Parkersburg; one daughter, Lyla J. Sharps of Glenville; one sister, Guinivere Elliott of Marietta, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grand-children; four great-great-grandchildren; and six step-great-great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin “Gene” Stump; one son, Edwin Dewayne Stump; two sisters, Gertrude Stump and Greta McGrill; one brother, Harold Robinson; one grandson; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; and three step-grandchildren.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy officiating, and burial in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

RUBERT STUMP
Rubert W. Stump, 80, of Glenville, died Thursday, Mar. 31, 2005, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Morgantown, the son of the late Sull and Treacy Wilson Stump. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was owner of Stump Ford, Inc., dealership, Glenville, for 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Reece Stump; two daughters, Deborah Butner and Jane Edmonds, both of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and one sister-in-law, Bernice Stump of Stumptown.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Robert Nicholas officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

CLIFFORD CARPENTER
Clifford G. Carpenter, 86, of Orma, died Friday, Apr. 1, 2005, in Marietta, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Greely and Mae White Carpenter. He was an oil field worker, farmer and auto mechanic for Brannon’s Exxon, Arnoldsburg.

Surviving are two sisters, Eva Mae Hosey of Ocala, Fla., and Muriel McCormick of Mentor on the Lake, Ohio, and five brothers, Joshia Carpenter of Nitro, Harry Carpenter of Mineral Wells, Gail Carpenter of Villager, Fla., Joseph Glenn Carpenter of Brunswick, Ohio, and Jack D. Carpenter of Seville, Ohio.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Carpenter Cemetery, Orma.

ROY CONNOLLY, SR.
Roy E. Connolly, Sr., 80, of Davisville, died Wednesday, Mar. 30, 2005, at his residence.

He was the son of the late Francis Marion and Roxie Blosser Connolly. He retired from Atlas Steel and was a member of Davisville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one step-daughter, Ann Cunningham of Parkersburg; one son, Roy E. Connolly, Jr., of Davisville; two daughters, Wilda Davis of Sanford, Fla., and Janet L. Lamp of Waverly; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Frankie Mowrey of Creston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel M. Whytsell Connolly; one step-son, Ernest E. Kemmer; one brother, Paul Connolly; eight sisters, Mabel Bennett, Flora Stalnaker, Grace Nichols, Dorothy Starcher, Virginia Musser, Hazel Fore, Marie Cruise and Francie Connolly; two half-brothers, Ralph and Jack Connolly; and two half-sisters, Elva Duskey and Nell DeWeese.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, South Parkersburg, with Rev. David Cumpston officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

WILLIAM SLIDER
William D. Slider, 78, died Thursday, Mar. 10, 2005, in El Paso, Tex.

He was born in Elizabeth, the son of the late Harley and Orpha Goodnight Hall Slider. He was raised in Calhoun County and graduated with honors from Ohio University and earned a master’s degree in education at Kent State University. He retired as principal of Grafton Elementary School, Cleveland, Ohio. As a result of 30 years of dedication to his community involvement in education, William D. Slider Middle School, El Paso, was named in his honor.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Madyline Cunningham Slider of Horizon City, Tex.; one brother, James M. Slider of Virginia Beach, Va.; two nephews; three nieces; two step-nephews; one step-niece; and one adopted niece.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Elaine Slider Hall.

Memorial services will be held at a later date when Madyline’s health will allow.

WAVELENE COTTRELL
Wavelene Cottrell, 64, of Sand Ridge, died Friday, Apr. 1, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

She was a life-long resident of Calhoun County and was a homemaker.

Surviving are three daughters, Cathy Lamp of Grantsville, Marilyn McKinney of Summersville and Julia Daniels of North Carolina; four sons, Billy Hardway and Tommy Hardway, both of Arnoldsburg, and David Cottrell and Ronnie Cottrell, both of Waverly; and two sisters, Pearl Carpenter of Arnoldsburg and Sue Minney of Orma.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Cottrell; one son, Jerry Hardway; and one sister, Macel Murphy; and one brother.

Graveside services were scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Cottrell Family Cemetery, with Pastor Matt Morrison officiating.

DONZEL DEWEESE
Donzel DeWeese, 89, of Chloe, died Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2005, in Roane General Hospital. He was born at Milo, the son of the late Balis and Emily Bailey DeWeese. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a life-long resident of Calhoun County. He was a farmer, cattleman and fox chaser.

Surviving are one son, William D. “Bill” DeWeese of Chloe and wife Carolyn; one daughter, Carol Siers of Chloe; one sister, Golda DeWeese of Chloe; one grandson, Jason DeWeese with the U.S. Navy, Norfolk, Va.; and one great-granddaughter, Malia DeWeese.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy J. “Kate” DeWeese, in 1995; one son, Charles DeWeese; one son-in-law, Kenneth Siers; three brothers, Gordon, Ronzel and Oval DeWeese; two sisters, Opal Miller and Doil Batten; and several infant brothers and sisters.

Services were held at Milo Community Church with Rev. Leon B. Strickland officiating. Burial was in Josiah Jarvis Cemetery, Oka.

HAYWARD EARL STAFFORD
Hayward Earl Stafford, 80, of Barrington, N.H., died Friday, Mar. 25, 2005, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

He was born in Richwood, the son of the late Oakley and Minnie Gibson Stafford. He grew up in Calhoun County and later worked as a supervisor for John Manville Co. and became a lumber manager for Rickles in New Jersey until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of Laurel Springs Church and Berlin Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Zelda A. Holpp Stafford; two daughters, Beverly Haas of Barrington and Sharon Becher of Berlin, N.J.; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Burrows of Akron, Ohio.

A reception was scheduled at his home on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

MELISSA RICHARDS
Melissa Richards, 90, died Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2005, at Convalarium at Indian Run, Dublin, Ohio. She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Harry and Emma Baker McMillin.

Surviving are two sons, Dick Richards of Ft. Laramie, Ohio, and Bill Richards of Saugerties, N.Y.; one daughter, Vivian Schweb of Worthington, Ohio; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Carl, and five brothers.

A private family service was held. Burial was in Athens Memory Gardens, Athens, Ohio.

MARGARET LOUISE COLLINS
Margaret Louise Collins, 83, of Gonzales, La., formerly of Lockney, Gilmer County, died Sunday, Mar. 20, 2005. She was born in Rondo, Ark., the daughter of the late Goodwin Dew and Ozy May Malone Dew Watson.

Surviving are five sons, William Terry Newman, Jr., and Richard Leonard Newman, both of Nashville, Tenn., Larry Eugene Newman of Adolphus, Ky., Bobby Wayne Newman of Jeffersonville, Ind., and Robin Bruce Newman of Hartsville, Tenn.; one daughter, Brenda Carol Macalousa of McNeil, Miss.; two sisters, Juliet Berry of Marrero, La., and Robbie Prejean of Gonzales; three brothers, Robert Harold Dew of Gonzales, Raymond Watson of Bude, Miss., and Malcom Watson of Meadville, Miss.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Terry Newman, and her second husband, Fell B. Collins. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Collins Community Cemetery, Stumptown.

JOHNNY MAHONEY
Johnny Mahoney, 78, of Spencer, died Monday, Mar. 21, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center. Surviving are one step-son, Carroll Lawson of Big Bend; one step-daughter, Naomi Hardman of Arnoldsburg; six grandchildren, Christina White of Orma, Barb Hardman of Spencer, Rhonda Hardman of North Carolina, James Hardman of Grantsville, Brenda Conant of Parkersburg and Frank Hardman of Mt. Zion; and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Murl Mahoney. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Carl Marks officiating. Burial was in Lawson Cemetery, Orma.

LOWELL BUNCH
Lowell Bunch, 60, of Millstone, died Friday, Mar. 25, 2005, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg. He was the son of the late Earl and Stella Bunch.

Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Glenna J. Bunch; two sons, Scott and Danny Bunch of Grantsville; five daughters, April Bunch of Millstone, Martha Bunch of Lumberton, N.C., Jennifer Day of Catlettsburg, Ky., Debbie Sollars and husband Mike of Parma, Ohio, and Kelly Yoak and husband Terry of Grantsville; one brother, Roland Bunch of Robbins, Tenn.; one sister, Lena Bowling of Robbins; and five grandchildren, Katelyn and Brandy Bunch, and Daniel, John and Mary Day.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Ina Zalonis, and one grandson, Nathaniel Sollars. Graveside rites were held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Michael A. Sollars officiating.

PETER ZANNONI
Peter J. Zannoni, 83, of Grantsville, well-known industrialist and civic leader, died Sunday, Mar. 27, 2005, at Charleston Area Medical Center’s Memorial Division.
He was born at Bellaire, Ohio, the son of the late John and Velia Zannoni.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he served in the Army Corps of Engineers as a first lieutenant. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, American Campaign medal and World War II Victory medal. He earned a bachelor’s of mechanical and chemical engineer degree and a masters degree in mechanical engineering from University of Delaware. He was a registered professional engineer in West Virginia, Delaware and Maryland.

He was co-founder of Rubber Fabricators, Inc., RPR Industries, and other small businesses throughout his career. He was a former deputy commissioner of W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a former member of the Calhoun County board of education and of the Calhoun General Hospital board of directors.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Mitchell Zannoni; one son, John M. Zannoni of Knoxville, Tenn.; two daughters, Lisa W. Zannoni of Raleigh, N.C., and Pier J.Z. Bocchini of Parkersburg; one grandson, Peter J. Bocchini of Parkersburg; and one sister, Atea Chiappori; and his loyal companion, “Yoda.”
He was preceded in death by one brother, Leo Paccamonti.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mary Zimmer and Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating, and burial at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Grantsville Fire Dept., P.O. Box 440, Grantsville, WV 26147.

BERLON PARSONS
Berlon Parsons, 68, of Big Bend, died Monday, Mar. 28, 2005, at his residence.
He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Harrison and Aggie Parsons.
Surviving are his wife, Anna Mae Cogar Parsons; one daughter, Mary Radcliff and husband Larry of Big Bend; one sister, Leatha Lame of Lockney; two brothers, Doy Parsons and Roy Parsons, both of Five Forks; two grandchildren, Deavin Blankeship and James Forrest Blankenship II, both of Big Bend; grandson-in-law, Tony Smith; nieces, Janice Smith, Carol Lyons, Louise Wolverton, Anita McCumbers, Patsy McCumbers, Lettie Parsons, Kathy Kerby, Linda Holbert and Kathren Parsons; and nephews, Richard Dowell, Donnie Dowell, James D. Parsons, William H. Parsons, Ron Allen Parsons, Doy Ray Parsons, Ricky Parsons, George Parsons, Holly Parsons, Cecil Parsons and James R. Parsons.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kay Webster and Eula Parsons; two brothers, Jim Parsons and George Parsons; and one grandson, Benjamin Lee Corrdale Blankenship.

Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Mike Kirby officiating. Burial will be in Hunt Cemetery, Big Bend. Visitation will be on Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

SHARRON YEAGER
Sharron L. Giar Yeager, 68, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Leo and Geneva Paton Giar. She was a member of VFW Post 5959 Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are two sons, Jimmy D. Yeager of Grantsville and William L. Yeager of Parkersburg; two daughters, April J. Tubbs of Sharon, Pa., and Sherrie L. Hardman of Parkersburg; two brothers, James Giar and wife Carol of Orma and Linden Giar and wife Elaine of Red Wing, Minn.; one sister, Patricia Stokes of New London, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Jimmy G. Yeager, Darren J. Yeager, Andre J. Yeager, Cheryl A. Yeager, Betty M. Yeager, Evan Tingler, Jr., Matthew Tingler, Alicia Nadells, Angel Carpec, Tony Carpec, Samantha Tubbs and Liz LaCarmra; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Yeager; one sister, Judy Giar Yeaples; and two brothers, Hubert D. Mitchel and Billy Mitchel.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Yeager/Westfall Cemetery, Lower Run.

GRACE EULA BAKER
Grace Eula Mace Baker, 87, of Vienna, died Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2005, at her residence.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Bert and Ina N. Starcher Mace. She was retired from G.C. Murphy and was a member of Wayside United Methodist Church and Eastern Star/White Shrine, Vienna.

Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Ann Hays of Parkers-burg; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Geneva Luikart of Nitro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Baker; one son, Earl Baker, Jr.; two brothers; and one sister.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Rev. Gene Hutton officiating. Burial was in Ever-green North Cemetery.

ROGER ‘Dean’ LOCKLEAR, JR.
Roger “Dean” Locklear, Jr., 29, of Lorton, Va., died Thursday, Mar. 3, 2005.

He was the son of Karen Locklear of Lorton and the late Roger Locklear.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three sisters, Dana Locklear of Lorton, Kodi Locklear of Georgia and Wanaya Locklear of California; one brother, Barry Locklear of Tennessee; special friend, Jennifer Byrne; grandmother, Jessie Hickman of Orma; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, George Hickman and Henry and Lula Locklear.

Services were held at Demaine Springfield Chapel, Spring-field, Va. Burial was in Cranford United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lorton.

KENNETH HAROLD WRIGHT
Kenneth Harold Wright, 77, of Reedy, died Sunday, Mar. 20, 2005, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Bryan K. and Mary Jane Bush Wright. He was a Korean War veteran and retired from Kaiser Aluminum with 31 years of service. He was also a farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Naomi Rosalee Taylor Wright; one daughter, Wanda L. Workman of Millwood; two sons, Harold B. Wright of Georgia and Burl K. Wright; two sisters, Thelma Francis of Parkersburg and Tressa Francis of Five Forks; one brother, Harlow Wright of New Mexico; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with Rev. Harold Francis officiating, and burial in Wright Cemetery, near Grantsville.

CALVIN BOATRIGHT
Calvin C. Boatright, 79, of Sandridge, died Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2005, along with his faithful dog, Shorty.

He was a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army and traveled the world. He was a farmer in Calhoun County, where he said there was no better place to live.

Surviving are one sister, Paula Price; two brothers, Roy and Fairley Jack Boatright; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Norman, and three brothers, Pete, Jim and Odell Boatright.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Sandridge Church Cemetery.

ALMA ICE FOWLER
Alma Peggy Ice Fowler, 98, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2005, at North Hills Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., where she was living with her son.

She was born at Arnoldsburg, the daughter of the late Charles Enos Offutt and Ursula Schartiger Offutt. She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, charter member of Grantsville Rebekah Lodge and member of Order of Eastern Star. She was active in American Legion and VFW auxiliaries.

Surviving are one son, William L. Ice; two daughters-in-law, Virginia and Sherron Ice; six grandchildren, Teresa Ice Pomerleau, Douglas Ice, James Ice, Peggy Ice Rogers, Billie O. Ice and April Ice Rogers; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Walter F. Ice and Obert E. Fowler, and one son, Clovis Drexel “Frosty” Ice.

Services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Greg Swisher officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville. Visitation at the funeral home with be on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Order of Eastern Star service will be at the funeral home on Friday at 7 p.m.

DOUGLAS CARPER
Douglas R. Carper, 52, of Chloe, died Friday, Mar. 11, 2005, in H.J. Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston.

He was born at Spencer, the son of Gladys M. Smith Carper of Left Hand and the late Ross V. Carper. He was a welder and member of Plumbers & Pipefitters Union, Local 625, Charleston.

He attended Minnora United Methodist Church. He was a member of Linden Lodge 83, AF&AM, and Linden Chapter 152, Order of Eastern Star, Linden.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Cathy L. Truman Carper; one daughter, Juliet D. Walker of Amma; one son, Steven Douglas Carper of Chloe; three grandchildren, Cara Grace “Gracie” and Adam Cole “John Henry” Walker of Amma and Dakota Douglas Carper of Statesville, N.C.; three brothers, Michael Carper of Ripley, Jeffrey Carper of Spencer and Timothy Carper of Left Hand; one sister, Sharon White of Parkersburg; one half-brother, Roy Parfitt of Gig Harbor, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews, including Chuck Hicks of Big Bend.

Services were held in Minnora U.M. Church with Rev. Tim Hickman and Rev. Jason Poling officiating. Burial, with Masonic graveside rites, was in Minnora Cemetery.

WILLIAM DENVER CONRAD
William Denver Conrad, 96, of Orma, died Thursday, Mar. 3, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

He was born at Orma, the son of the late William F. Conrad and Ida Fleming Conrad. He was a World War II veteran having served four years and was retired from W.Va. Dept. of Highways. He was a member of Linden Masonic Lodge and Minnora IOOF Lodge for many years.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Pearl Norman Conrad; four sons, Paul and wife Kathy of Parkersburg, Donnie and wife Lynda of Port Deposit, Md., Robert (Butch) and wife Susan of Orma and James and wife Melissa of Spencer; one daughter, Betty Somerville and husband Larry of Parkersburg; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was one granddaughter, Nikki Conrad; one brother; and three sisters.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Delebeke officiating. Burial was in Orma Cemetery.

SYLVIA MINNEY
Sylvia Minney, 95, of Stumptown, died Friday, Mar. 4, 2005, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center’s long term care.

She was the daughter of the late George and Sarah Wilson Campbell. She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and joined Albert’s Chapel Church, Sand Ridge. She attended Rush Run Baptist Church for over 70 years. She was a charter member of Rush Run Farm Women’s Club (CEOS) and an active member for over 60 years. She had been employed at Grantsville Dry Cleaners, Smith’s Grocery, and Garland’s Grocery, Grantsville, when she retired. On several occasions, she provided a home for nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Harry Oren of Stumptown and Earl Ralph of LaGrange, Ohio; three daughters, Virgie Harris of Stumptown, Verla Simon of Medina, Ohio, and Marguerite Stump of Grantsville; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Earl Minney; five brothers; five sisters; and one great-granddaughter.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. John Vannoy and Rev. Harry Siers officiating. Burial was in Sand Ridge Cemetery.

CHESTER ‘Bubby’ BURROWS
Chester H. “Bubby” Burrows, 76, died Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2005.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Albert and Nora Snyder Burrows. He was a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. He lived in the Akron area most of his life and retired from Consolidated Freight after 32 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Loleta; one daughter, Deborah Barber; three grandsons, William, Justin and Sean; and his beloved pets, Bandit and Gigelo.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Amy Russell.

Services were held at Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, Akron, with Pastor Robert Webb officiating. Burial was in Green-lawn Memorial Park, where military rites were conducted by Firestone VFW Post 3383.

DOY BUTLER
Doy Butler, 89, of Chloe, died Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2005, at home.

He was born at Beech, the son of the late Thomas and Sally Parsons Butler. He was retired from Kidron Body Co., Kidron, Ohio. He was a Christian and was baptized at Walnut Memorial Church, Chloe.

Surviving are three sons, Teddy A. Butler of Plymouth, Ohio, Basil Butler of Chloe and Steve Butler of Apple Creek, Ohio; one brother, Dolan Butler of Monroe Falls, Ohio; three sisters, Chloe Alfred of Florida, Flava Fisher of Cottageville and Floda Delaney of Boone, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Bailey Butler; three brothers, Ora Butler, Vere Butler and Nolan Butler; one sister, Cora Alfred; and his step-mother, Jenny Jackson Butler.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Lester Tanner officiating. Burial was in Orma United Methodist Church Cemetery.

BRENDA FERGUSON
Brenda K. Ferguson, 48, of Pennsboro, died Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was the daughter of Bunt and Susan Cunningham of Ritchie County. She was a Baptist and a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Patrick W. Ferguson; one daughter, Tina Parsons of Maryland; one son, Adam Ferguson of Jane Lew; four grandchildren; one brother, Ron Ferguson of Elizabeth; and one sister, Nora Spence of Cox’s Mill.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Tonia Ferguson, and one brother, Doug Cunningham.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Alfred Hickman officiating. Burial was in Hardman Chapel Cemetery.

ALVA STARCHER
Alva E. Starcher, 76, of Doylestown, Ohio, died Sunday, Mar. 6, 2005.

He was born in Calhoun County and was a U.S. Army M.P. during the Korean War. He had 37 years of service at Rockwell International where he was a supervisor and was a treasurer of Rockwell Credit Union. He was a member of Winning Side Baptist Church and Fraternal Order of Masons #568.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Phyllis V.; one daughter, Brenda; and several brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Lee.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Eastern Road Church of God, Rittman, Ohio, with Pastor Faron Cole, Pastor Tim Hileman and Rev. Kevin Stutler officiating, and burial in Green-lawn Cemetery.

ANATOLE ‘Andy’ ILLYN
Anatole V. “Andy” Illyn, 84, of Milford, Ct., died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at CT Hospice, Branford, Ct.

He was born in Constantinople, Turkey, the son of the late Vladimir M. and Antonina Kasper Illyn. He was a photo engraver for the former Park City Engraving Co., Bridgeport, Ct., and retired from Wilbar Engraving, Darien, Ct., in 1986.

Surviving are his wife, Marlene Shock Illyn, a 1940 graduate of Calhoun County High School; two daughters, Marlene Anastasia Illyn and Pamela Popielarski, both of Milford; one son, Gregory Carrigan Illyn of Norwalk, Ct.; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Alexis Illyn.

Services were held at Smith Funeral Home, Milford, and at Calvary Alliance Church, Milford.

DENZIL PROUDFOOT
Rev. Denzil E. Proudfoot, 91, of Parkersburg, died Sunday, Mar. 6, 2005, at Auguste’s Cottage, Eagle Pointe nursing facility.

He was born in Philippi, the son of the late Charley O. and Dora A. Duckworth Proudfoot. He was a retired minister with the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, where he was active for more than 25 years. He served churches in Calhoun, Jackson, Wirt, Ritchie, Lewis and Wood counties.

Surviving are two daughters, Donetta Proudfoot and Betty L. Mathew, both of Parkersburg; one son, Ronald L. Proudfoot of Sandyville; four granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and caregiver, Sylvia King.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Lela Mae Digman Proudfoot, in 2002; and one brother, Dorsie M. Proudfoot.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Rick DeQuasie officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

WARTER GOODRICH
Warter Goodrich, 57, of Normantown, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at his residence.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Ottie and Birtie Parsons Goodrich. He was a self-employed timberman and a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Clemons Goodrich, whom he married Oct. 15, 1965; two sons, James Darren Goodrich and Steven George Goodrich, both of Normantown; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Lamp of Barberton, Ohio, and Jean Steele of Normantown.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Dale Goodrich, and one sister, Etta Furr.

Services were held at Ellyson Mortuary, Inc., Glenville, with Pastor Earl Cayton, Pastor Roger Carter and Pastor Robert Wood officiating. Burial was in Warter Goodrich Family Cemetery, Normantown.

SHIRLEY ‘Buck’ GREATHOUSE
Shirley O. “Buck” Greathouse, 86, of Belleville, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Scott and Ova Mae Grogg Greathouse. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired with over 30 years of service as an operator with Union Carbide Plastics, Marietta. He was a member of National Rifle Association and was a Protestant.

Surviving are one son, Danny D. Greathouse of Parkersburg; two daughters, Pamela Greathouse of Parkersburg and Karen Carpenter of Belleville; several brothers and sisters; 18 grand-children; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma L. Metz Great-house, in 1974; three infant sons; and several brothers and sisters.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service was scheduled Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Dave Carpenter officiating, and burial in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled for three hours prior the service at the funeral home.

CECIL STURM
Cecil F. Sturm, 90, of Arnoldsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Roy and Florence Ferrell Sturm. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was retired from Spencer State Hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Tressie Wilson Sturm; two sons, Ron Sturm and wife Connie of Morgantown and Larry Sturm and wife Lora of Ripley; one daughter, Sharon Wilt and husband Mike of Ripley; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Carl Sturm of Millstone, Jesse Sturm of Mesa, Ariz., and Chester Sturm of Parkersburg; and two sisters, Willa Stump of Grantsville and Helen Cain of Hawaii.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Roy Sturm, Jr., and two sisters, Ruth Starcher and Elsie Smith.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating, and burial in Sturm Cemetery, Millstone.
Posted on: 2007/6/12 6:40
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