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Our hearts and prayers go out to the following families.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Stan Bucklew.

Stanley N. Bucklew, 78, of Parkersburg, WV passed away September 24, 2018 at Camden Clark Medical Center. He was born June 10, 1940 in Parkersburg, WV and was the son of R. Clyde Bucklew and Ruth E. (McKitrick) Bucklew.

Stan was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, Class of 1958, where he played basketball and football. He worked various jobs and then joined both the 1092nd Engineer Battalion (c) (a) Army National Guard of WV completed in 1965 and Army National Guard of WV and Reserve of the Army completed in 1968. He later graduated from Glenville State College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education where he also played football as a defensive end. He then continued with his education at West Virginia University, completing a Master’s Degree.

During this time, Stan was employed with the Wood County School system teaching/coaching at Washington Junior High and later teaching and coaching at Parkersburg South High School. He was a Head Coach of Boys Basketball and Golf, and was Assistant Football Coach for a shorter time.

Stan also worked as a Real Estate agent at Town and County Realty for many years and he built many homes and apartment buildings in the Mid-Ohio Valley. He was the sole owner of Bucklew Construction Company and was well known as a partner in Greenmont Development Inc. with developing and building in the Greenmont Hills Subdivision in Vienna, WV and was also a partner in Westwood Land Company, developing and building homes in the Westwood Subdivision in Parkersburg, WV. He was a local President of the Home Builders Association and also served as a President of the WV State Home Builders Association.

Although he was a man of many accomplishments, he understood the importance of friends, family and his employees. Stan also enjoyed boating, golfing, and deep sea fishing. He was an avid fan of football and basketball his entire life. He loved the West Virginia University Mountaineers attending many games. He also followed NASCAR racing, and professional golf.

He is survived by his wife of almost 55 years Patricia S. (Sams) Bucklew; his children Beckie A. Koonge (Kenny) of Silver Spring MD, and Kathie L. Parsons (Shane) of Vienna, WV. His grandchildren, James R. Bolton, Tyler S. Parsons, and Amanda S. Parsons.

The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to his caregivers. This includes his primary physician Dr. Heavener, the Hospice staff of Amedisys (which includes his assigned caregiving team Dr. Onestinghel, Dr. Avery, Donna, Greg, Josh, Michelle, and Nicole for their outstanding care over the last year, making it possible to keep him at home. We would also like to thank the nurses and doctors of the first floor Oncology Unit at Camden Clark Medical Center for their truly excellent care. We would like to thank his neighbors and Jessica Nelson for their helping out as needed.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, WV with Pastoral Chaplain Randell Fuson officiating. Donations can be made in Stan’s honor to the Amedisys Hospice Foundation, 2200 Grand Central Ave, Suite 102, Vienna, WV 26105.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Mary Sue Marlow.

Mary Sue Little, 78, of Davisville, WV passed away September 25, 2018 at Camden Clark Medical Center after an extended illness.

She was born on February 12, 1940 in Walker, WV the daughter of the late Champ Clark and Muriel M. Marlow.

Mary Sue graduated from Parkersburg High School with the class of 1958. She had worked for the Wood County Sheriff in the tax department for several years. Mary Sue attended the Kanawha Methodist Church.

Surviving is her husband Charles F. Little whom she married in 1960, sons Matthew Little and wife Sandy of Davisville, Mark Little and wife Melanie of Dallas TX, seven grandchildren, Sarah, Paige, Westley, Houston, Levi, Logan, Emily, brother David Marlow and wife Mary of Vienna, sisters in law Mary Virginia White of Vienna, Nancy Goodnight of Parkersburg and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to parents, Mary Sue was preceded in death by two grandchildren Madison and Kristen and three brothers Eldon, Sonny and Donnie Marlow

Public visitation will be 5 – 8 on Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Private services will be at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Pat West.

Patricia Lynne Holliday, 78, of Parkersburg passed away Friday morning, September 14, 2018 at Camden Clark Medical Center.

She was born March 31, 1940, and was the daughter of the late Dorsey and Amy West. She attended Wood County schools and graduated from Parkersburg High School with the class of 1958, then attended Mountain State Business School 1959-1960. She worked in real estate for 17 years and also managed Dils Drapery and Decorating department. After Dils closed she was able to continue her own Drapery and Decorating business, The Holliday Touch, for many years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Stout Memorial Methodist Church.

She is survived by immediate family, husband H. Bernard Holliday, son, Shawn A. Holliday, and daughter Dawn M. West (married to Mike West) of Parkersburg. In addition she is survived by three grandchildren; Ashton West and his wife Alison, and Ian and Avery West, all of Parkersburg.

A service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church, 3329 Broad Street in Parkersburg.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Janet Wigal.

 

Janet C. Nicola, 79, passed away April 3rd, 2018, at Camden Clark Memorial Center. She was born March 20th, 1939, a daughter to the late Gilbert and Clara Grogan Wigal.

Janet was the owner and operator of Nick’s Upholstery, and was an avid sewer and quilter. She was a member of the Senior Stichers and the FCE. She was a member of the Hopewell Church of Christ and a 1958 graduate of P.H.S.

Surviving Janet is her husband of 62 years, James S. Nicola III; son Larry (Robbin) Nicola of Summerfield, FL; daughter Donna K. (Randy) Thompson of Davisville, WV; grandchildren Larry (Tasha) Nicola, Jr. of Summerfield, FL, Heather (Isaac) Cain of Parkersburg, Randy (Jessie) Thompson of Newark, WV, and Shawn (Micki) Nicola of Summerfield, FL; ten great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant son James Nicola, and brother Paul Wigal.

Services will be held at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg Saturday, April 7th at 11:00 am with Evangelist Randy Baker and Pastor Jason Spade officiating.

Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.

Visitation will Friday, April 6th, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm and Saturday one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be given at www.leavittfuneralhome.com

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Byron Barney Baker.

Byron “Barney” Baker, 77 of Parkersburg went to Our Lord, February 1, 2018 at Camden Clark Medical Center.

He was born May 28, 1940. He is the son of the late Melvin F. Baker and Bonnie Lucille Bennett Baker.

He was married to the love of his life, Laura Nicolai Baker, Parkersburg for 54 years. Barney retired to spend the rest of his life with Laura.

In addition to his wife, Barney is survived by one son, Christopher Baker of Parkersburg; three daughters, Catherine Baker Monasky (George) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Caroline Baker Wesolowski of Fishers, Indiana and Cassandra Baker Crawford (Mitch) of Fishers, Indiana; and four grandchildren, Halee Baker, Paige and Audrey Crawford and Sophia Monasky.

Barney was a proud graduate of Parkersburg High School, class of 1958 and attended Glenville State College. He served in the Army and the Army National Guard of West Virginia, Company A 1092D Engineers. He was an ardent fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Reds. Barney loved coaching biddy basketball and little league baseball. He also loved listening to the radio.

At his request, he will be cremated with no viewing. Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 400 Green St. Parkersburg is assisting the family with arrangements. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Food Pantry or a charity of your choice in his name.

An online guestbook for condolences is available at www.lamberttatman.com.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Robert Suck.

Robert D. Suck, 77, of Parkersburg, passed away on January 24, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 21, 1940 in Silverton, WV to the late Lawrence and Kathrine Suck. He graduated from PHS in 1958, then joined the US Marine Corp Reserves and served for 8 years.

For 34 years he drove tractor trailers accident free. He worked for Bell trucking, Cook Motor Line, Carolina Freight, AGA, and was an owner operator of RDS Trucking. He retired in 2002 from ABF Freight. He was a member of the WV Trucking Association. He participated in many truck rodeos where he won several state and national championship titles. He also enjoyed farming. As a child and young adult, he worked on the family dairy farm. After retirement he would lend a hand at Fulton Farms in Waterford, Ohio. He is also a former member of the ELKS Club.

He had attended and studied the Bible at the South Parkersburg Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for many years. He looked forward to the Bibles promise of an end to sickness and death, and to the hope of a resurrection to life on a paradise earth.

He is survived by his soul mate and best friend, his wife of 57 ў years, Kathleen “Kathie” Cunningham Suck. Additionally, he is survived by his two daughters Robin Staats (Chuck) of Walker, WV and Renna Rankin (Matthew) of Belpre, OH. He had four grandchildren, Chad Staats (Tara) of Mineral Wells, WV, Cole Staats (Allison) of Parkersburg, WV, Tabitha Thomas (Wesley) of Marietta, OH, and Tiffini Wallenhorst (Zachary) of Westlake, OH. He also had two great-grandchildren Brayden Thomas and Olivia Wallenhorst. The family dog, Precious, was his companion for the past 10 years. Special family friends include Brian Chancellor of Iowa, Jimmy Deem of Mineral Wells, WV, and Steve Goodnight of Parkersburg, WV, who has been a big help to the family. He is also survived by 2 brothers, 3 aunts, and several nieces and nephews.

He was proceeded in death by his parents and his in-laws Gilbert and Juanita Cunningham.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Phillip Washington officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday January 26, 2018 at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.sunsetparkersburg.com

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Gary Holcomb on the death of his sister-in-law.

Dixie Lee Holcomb, 70, of Parkersburg, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 5, 1947, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Wilmer and Luzzetta Scheer Duerr.

She was a 1966 graduate of Parkersburg High School, a homemaker, and retired from Selby General Hospital in Marietta, Ohio after 33 years of service. She enjoyed shopping, camping, playing Bunco, socializing with friends, genealogy, and gardening. She was an active member of Independent Baptist Church in Vienna.

She is survived by twin sons, James Holcomb (Jackie) of Parkersburg and John Holcomb (Suzanne) of Sierra Vista, Arizona; two daughters, Megan Suder (Andrew) of Panama City, Florida, and Rebecca Holcomb of the state of Washington; eight grandchildren, James Scott, Bailey, Josh, Blake, Brooke, Barrett, Stefanie, and Ricky; two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Madison; and two sisters.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Walter Holcomb and one sister, Luzzetta Duerr.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Independent Baptist Church in Vienna with Pastor Mike Elder officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg. Her family will receive friends 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south Parkersburg and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Please visit www.lamberttatman.c

om to share online condolences with the family.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Doris Jean Barnes.

Doris Jean (Barnes)(Baxter) Simon, 77, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Boswell Memorial Hospital in Sun City, Arizona.

She was born May 12, 1940, in Flatwoods, West Virginia, daughter of the late Hyllis and Lela Barnes.

Jean medically retired from the Dupont Company in Parkersburg, West Virginia as an Executive Secretary. She is a member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Sun City. She is a 1958 graduate of Parkersburg High School.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Rudy Simon; son Barry of Vienna, West Virginia; daughter Betsy Craig of Vienna, West Virginia; and daughter Kelly and husband Donald of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Step daughters Dawn Virani; Cyndi Porter (Brad); Michelle Alvarez (William); and step son Scott Simon. And brother William Barnes (Carolyn) of Belpre, Ohio. 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Barnes.

Jean was active in the Parkersburg Actors Guild for many years. She enjoyed card games especially bridge.

Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m.-Noon on Monday January 15, 2018, at Menke Funeral & Cremation Center, 12420 N. 103rd Ave., Sun City, AZ. Graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 23015 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ. A memorial service is planned in Parkersburg, West Virginia at the Leavitt Funeral Home Family Center on January 27, 2018 at 5:30-8:00 p.m. Condolences and words of comfort may be shared at www.menkefuneralhome.com.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Yvonne Marie Lamb.

Yvonne Marie Postlewaite

Yvonne Marie Postlewaite, 77, of Parkersburg, passed away December 4, 2017 at Camden Clark Medical Center with her loved ones by her side, following a courageous twelve-year battle following complications from heart surgery.

She was born in Aruba, West Indies on October 4, 1940 the daughter of the late Herbert and Stephanie Sloterdyke Lamb.

Yvonne lived in Aruba and Venezuela until the age of four. She and her family moved to Long Island where she lived for one year before moving to Parkersburg.

She attended St. Margaret Mary Catholic School and transferred to Parkersburg High School in the tenth grade where she met the love of her life, Robert G. Postlewaite. Yvonne graduated with the class of 1958 and attended Mountain State Business College to study accounting. She had worked for the Bureau of Public Debt and St. Joe Hospital, however the majority of her career was spent at Action Auto Sales with her husband. She served as co-owner and office manager for over thirty years and was her husband’s right hand in every endeavor. She will be remembered for always greeting the customers with a big hello and beautiful smile.

She was a lifelong member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church where she and her husband Bob were married and all her children and grandchildren were baptized. Yvonne dedicated her life to her family and was the glue that held them close. She was full of energy and enjoyed cooking, sewing, raising roses, playing the piano, the changing of the seasons and especially the holidays.

She will be remembered as a gracious lady with class who laughed spontaneously and enjoyed all of life, she found great joy in even the smallest of things.

Yvonne was loved by all who knew her and will be sorely missed, especially by her husband Robert Postlewaite whom she married in 1959, three sons Robert Postlewaite, Jr. of Little Hocking, Michael Brian Postlewaite, David Shawn Postlewaite both of Parkersburg, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two half-brothers John and Steven and sister Linda and a host of friends.

In addition to her parents, Yvonne was preceded in death by her half-sister Celia.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday December 16th at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father J. Stephen Vallelonga officiating. Visitation will be from 2 -4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

The family wishes to thank caregiver Linda Andrew, Dr. F.G. Powderly and Dr. Hailey of Camden Clark Medical Center for the care and compassion shown to Yvonne and her family.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.LeavittFuneralHome.com

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Tom Frank.

Thomas J. “TJ” Frank, 78, of Parkersburg, WV died Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Camden Clark Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 31, 1939 in Parkersburg. Tom is survived by his significant other, Amy Armstrong, who stood by and cared for him during his long illness.

In addition to his parents, William and Katherine Frank, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Frank; and one sister, Jana Rae Frank.

He is survived by one brother, Robert Frank, his wife Becky and their son, Allen of Belpre, Ohio. He has two daughters, Jana McLeid and her husband, Bill of Independence, KY and Melissa Powell and her husband, Jason of Union, Ohio; and one son, Greg Frank along with his wife, Lisa of Moore, SC. Tom had nine grandchildren he loved dearly, Kyle, Jonathan, Christine, Sam, Jacob, Mathew, Brooklyn, Christian and Ireland.

Tom enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He spent countless hours enjoying time on the river. He retired from Shell Chemical where he spent 30+ years.

The family had a private ceremony and will have a Celebration of Life gathering in the spring, details to come.

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 400 Green St., Parkersburg is assisting the family.

An online guestbook for condolences is available at www.lamberttatman.com.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Ed Nohe.

Ovie Edwin Nohe, 78, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, passed over into his forever life on Sunday evening October 29th, 2017, at around 10:35 pm at Camden Clark Medical Center after a sudden onset of cardiac complications with his daughter and nephew by his side. He was born in the hollers of Jackson County West Virginia, on November 7th, 1938, to Ora Sheppard Nohe and Dock Nohe. He was the seventh born of two girls and five boys. Ovie attended Parkersburg High School and graduated in the Spring of 1958 with his focus on Sheet Metal Trade and Training. He entered the United States Air Force in April of 1959 and proudly served his country until April of 1965. Upon discharge from the service he returned to the Bellville, West Virginia, area and began his lengthy career as a Sheet Metal Worker. He retired from the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 33 in the Spring of 1991 with over 30 years of dedicated and demanding work.

Ovie, or “Ed” as most of his friends and family referred to him, was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, four wheeling, bluegrass music and festivals, spending time in his camper on property where he was born and raised in Jackson County. You could often find him sitting outside in his lawn chair enjoying a cold beer and just watching nature. Ed was also an avid Harley rider and road his “trike” as he called it, up until last year for enjoyment, much to his daughters’ dismay. He participated in many Harley sponsored poker runs for fun and as benefits to raise money for various events and causes in West Virginia and Florida. After retirement he eventually bought a “snow bird” house in Fort Pierce, Florida, where he spent his winters, but he always migrated home to West Virginia every Spring.

Ed was also a long-time member of the DAV, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Moose Club, American Legion and the Amvets just to name a few. He took an active role and was a long-time supporter of veterans and took part in all veteran related/sponsored activities. You could often find him at one of his clubs on Saturday nights with his friends enjoying a local band and cutting the rug on the dance floor. Ovie Edwin lived a full 78 years. He did everything on his own terms, exactly as he wanted. He worked hard, lived hard and played harder. He was known to many as a friend, Uncle, companion, Dad and his greatest joy a Pap to his two grandchildren that he loved with all his heart.

Proceeding Ovie in death was his Mother, Ora Sheppard Nohe; his Father, Dock Nohe; his first wife of 18 years, Carolyn Sue Lent Nohe; two sisters, Lena Pifer and Margie Rawson; two brothers, Jack Nohe and Ronald Nohe; and one nephew, Steven Nohe. He leaves behind his only Daughter, Rebecca Nohe Metheny of Parkersburg; his only granddaughter, Ava Sue Metheny, and his only grandson, Gauge Edwin Metheny also of Parkersburg; his Brother, Pete Nohe (Delorise) of Bellville, West Virginia; his Brother, Joseph Nohe of Melbourne, Florida; his ex-wife, Kay Nohe; two stepsons; three step granddaughters; one step grandson; and many nephew, nieces, sisters-in-laws, cousins and treasured extended family and friends.

No viewing or services are being planned in accordance with Ovie’s wishes. His cremation will be provided by Kimes Funeral Home and a Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering and distribution of his ashes will be planned for the Summer of 2018. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name directly to the Amvets Post 34, 1415 Garfield Avenue, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Richard Shepherd.

I just received an email from Richard's family that he passed away in April, 2017. I don't have his obit.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Roger Emerick.

Roger Clair Emerick, 77, of Parkersburg, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Camden Clark Medical Center.

He was born March 11, 1940, in Wood County, WV, son of the late Charles Clair and Jeannette James Emerick.

Roger was a 1958 graduate of Parkersburg High School and also attended Marietta College. He retired in 1998 from GE Plastics after 30 years of service as a Chemical Operator. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Vienna, a former member of Kiwanis Club of North Parkersburg and Kiwanis Club of Fort Neal. Roger served several positions in Kiwanis President, Lt. Governor Division 2 and served on several committees. As a Kiwanian, he worked the gates at the Big Red home games. He was a presenter of Terrific Kids award at several schools. Roger volunteered for the Parkersburg Fishing Derby, Parkersburg Safetytown and received a George F. Hixon honor in Kiwanis. Served his country in the 1092 National Guard. He was also a member of Trinity United Methodist Church since 1967 where he served as an usher, assistant Sunday School Superintendent and was on various committees. And was also a member of Crusade Class.

Roger is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anita Stallings Emerick; daughter, Brenda Emerick of Parkersburg; son, Mark E. Emerick of Parkersburg; sister, Bobbie (James) Quinn of Pinellas Park, FL; sister in-law, Donna Lyons of Parkersburg and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., south Parkersburg with Reverend Michael Daniels officiating. Interment will follow at Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home and an hour prior to the service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 2406 10th Ave., Parkersburg, WV. 26101.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Lois Azinger.

Lois Azinger Dunn, 77, of Parkersburg, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 23, 2017, after a battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Parkersburg, August 2, 1940, the daughter of Albert Gustive and Anna Mae Azinger.

She is survived by her husband, Gary D. Dunn after nearly 58 years of marriage; and her brother, Tom (Janet) Azinger. She was the devoted mother of Sherri (John) Wheeler and Cathi (Dave) Emerick. Lois loved her family more than anything. Surviving are five grandchildren, Alex (Brittany) Emerick, Jeremy Wheeler, Matt (Kayla) Emerick, Jennifer (Cody) Ratliff, Brad Emerick; two great grandchildren, Abel Daved Emerick and Ellie Lou Emerick.

She was employed at DuPont as a secretary and once her children were grown, she worked at Azinger Insurance. She was a member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church and spent many years volunteering for various organizations including Jr. League, FaithLink, Good Shepherd HELP Hotline, Mid-Ohio Valley Fellowship Home and the American Cancer Society. She was grand marshal for Relay for Life as a lung cancer survivor.

Services will be on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the South Parkersburg Baptist Church with Pastor Joe Busch officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, and one hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the South Parkersburg Baptist Church, 1655 Blizzard Dr., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Norman Strate.

 

Norman F. Strate, 76 years old of Southborough Mass., formerly of Parkersburg WV passed away on May 23, 2017. His wife Ann L,(Latimer) Strate predeceased him in 2010. Normans life was one of service to others and his country.

 


He is survived by his three daughters, Margaret Strate of Glendale, Arizona, Mary Strate-Friesen of Montreal, Canada, and Amanda Csank of Shrewsbury, Mass., and nine grandchildren.

 


Norman graduated from Lehigh University where he was still an active alumni. He received an LLB from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Additionally, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He served on many charitable boards such as the Salvation Armys Kroc Center in Boston, MA and Church Farm School in Exton, PA. He also graduated from the National Security Program at the War College, Carlisle Barracks. His professional life was full of multiple new business ventures and start ups.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Joyce Freed.

Barbara “Joyce” Taylor, 77, of Walker, WV, died Sunday July 23, 2017, at CCMC Memorial Campus. She was born in Wood County a daughter of the late Edward Washington and Ethel Roberta (Piersol) Freed.

She worked at West Virginia University of Parkersburg, formerly Parkersburg Community College for thirty-two years and was a member of Murphytown Baptist Church. She enjoyed painting, horseback riding, flowers, walking, and especially spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband Gary Taylor; three daughters Kimberly Stoops (Scott), Jill Wilson (Russell), and Martha Leeson (Jeff Life) all of Parkersburg; two stepsons Greg Taylor (Kathy) and Ryan Taylor (Emily); eleven grandchildren Alicia, Amanda, Tiffany, Brittany, Sara, Cameron, Zack, Jaiden, Zachary, Joe, and Charlie; several great grandchildren; her twin sister Janet Cunningham (Jack); another sister Nita Reese (Paul); and two brothers Guy Freed (Mary Lou) and Stephen Freed (Jeneanne).

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Bonnie McIntire.

Services will be Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Pastor Mike Reese officiating. Burial will be at the German Lutheran Church Cemetery at Mountwood. Visitation will be Tuesday 4-8 p.m.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the entire staff at Camden Clark for their love and care.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate John Pfalzgraf.

John R. Pfalzgraf, 77, of Vienna, WV, died on July 17, 2017. John was a Colonel to some, a father to others, a best friend to many but described by all as a humble, kind, caring, gentle and a sharply dressed man.

John was born June 9, 1940 in Parkersburg, WV and was a 1958 graduate of Parkersburg HS. John graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of South Carolina, while earning a varsity letter in Track and Field and a spot on the Gamecocks freshman basketball team. He was proud to call Sigma Nu Fraternity his brothers.

John served his country admirably from 1962 to 1994. He completed the United States Marine Corps Officer Basic School in Quantico, VA and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Following a tour as an Artillery Officer in Danang in the Republic of South Vietnam, John returned to the states and earned his aviator wings in 1966 from Naval Flight Training in Pensacola, Fla. From 1967-1968, he flew over 300 combat missions in the F-4 over both South and North Vietnam. From 1968-1970, John served as flight instructor with the Naval Air Advanced Training Command in Beeville, Texas. After resigning his regular commission with the U.S.M.C., John took a position with Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh, PA and remained active with the Air Force Reserve and Pennsylvania Air National Guard from 1971 to 1994. He served as both airlift and flight commander with the 911th Tactical Airlift Group and 112th Tactical Fighter Group.

His military decorations and awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Air Medal with 26 Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Readiness Medal with four Oak Clusters, and the National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star among many others. John was a command pilot with more than 4900 flying hours. Following his retirement in July 1994, he flew the B747 commercially.

John enjoyed his golden years golfing with his wife Toby at Parkersburg Country Club, preparing taxes, serving on the MOV Regional Airport Advisory Committee, attending church at St. Paul’s United Methodist, making morning Cafe Mocha trips and walking his prized dachsund, Maggie.

John is survived by his wife Toby Crofton Pfalzgraf of Vienna, WV, sister Janie Wilson of Atlanta, GA, daughters Andrea R. Pfalzgraf of Portland, OR and Alyssa Pfalzgraf of Williamstown, WV, nephews Jimmy Wilson and Curtis Mayo and niece Cindy Wilson, step-son William Deforest Thompson Jr. of Fort Myers, FL, step-daughter Caroline Thompson Delongchamps, Charleston, SC, and step-grandsons Jack, Charlie, and Sam of Charleston, SC.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, 1:00 p.m. at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with Reverend Sharletta Green and Reverend Sam Starling officiating.

Visitation will be Saturday 12 p.m.-1 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Parkersburg, PO Box 392, Parkersburg, WV 26102 or St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 219 11th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Judith Postlewaite.

Judith Ann (Postlewaite) Radcliff, 75, of Parkersburg, passed away May 27, 2017, at her residence.

She was born September 27, 1941, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Frank Stephan and Sylvia (Enox) Stephan. Judith was a huge WVU fan and retired from EI Dupont

She is survived by three sons, Kevin Scott Bradshaw of Little Hocking, Ohio, Greg Warner Bradshaw and Crystal of Vienna, and Richard Leroy and Debbie of Fleming, Ohio, one brother, Bob Postlewaite and Yvonne of Parkersburg, three grandchildren, Ryan Rader, Bill Bryan, and Gabrielle Bradshaw.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hayward James Radcliff Sr.; and one son, Hayward James Radcliff Jr.

Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at The Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Pastor Jerry Murphy officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in her name to either The American Cancer Society, 3901 Briscoe Run Rd, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or The Humane Society of Parkersburg, 530 29th St, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneral.com

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Ed Canary.

Ed Canary, 76, of Parkersburg, passed away peacefully in his sleep May 1, 2017, at his residence.

He was born June 24, 1940 in Parkersburg son of the late Delbert Ray Canary and Mary Beatrice Dye. He was a 1958 graduate of PHS and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Ed had worked in sales and management in various locations around the country. In Parkersburg, he had worked at both City Beer and Capitol Beverage. He loved John Wayne and the mountains and views of the West. Locally, he was well liked and known for both his cowboy hat and his willingness to help others.

Ed is survived by a step-daughter, Megan Vesel (Frank) of Parkersburg; step-sons, Matthew Spence of Parkersburg and Miles Spence (Lidiane) of Bloomery, WV; a brother, John Canary (Sandy) of Columbus, OH; a nephew, John P. Canary of Parkersburg; five grandchildren; and friends, Kitty Brown and Mary Showalter.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Josie Canary.

An online guestbook for condolences is available at www.lamberttatman.com.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Gordon Pfalzgraf.

Gordon H. Pfalzgraf, 77 of Belpre, Ohio died at Carlisle, PA following a brief illness. Gordon was the son of the late Harold Everett and Syliva Pearl Sheets Pfalzgraf. He was a 1958 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He worked for many years for Union Insulating and then worked several years for the Shell Chemical Company in Belpre. After leaving Shell he worked with his wife in there car cover business, Patte’s Products. He ended his working career by retiring from G.E. Plastics. Gordon had been a member of the Blennerhassett Corvette Club and was a member of the Pioneer Antique Auto Club. He loved cars, having restored many to pristine condition. He also had a love for model trains and was a member of the Train Club in Parkersburg.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years Patricia (Patte) Pfalzgraf, a sister, Vivian Guthrie of Parkersburg and two nieces, Debra Guthrie of Parkersburg and Karen Ritchie (Jeff) of Lubeck, WV.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre with Pastor Dwight Brohard officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Parkersburg. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Online condolence may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.

Our hearts and prayers go out to our classmate, Janet McCutchen on the death of her husband.

Ronald E. Sinclair, 80, of Williamstown, WV returned to his heavenly home on April 18, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. 

His devotion to his family, strong will to see his grandchildren succeed, and his firm belief in God supported him in his fight and ultimately gave him peace in the end. 

Ronald was born on July 22, 1936 in Wood County to the late Everett and Wilma Sinclair. He was a graduate of Williamstown High School and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Williamstown. He was also an employee to the Cabot Corporation for thirty years, retiring as the site purchasing manager. 

He was married to his best friend, Janet McCutcheon Sinclair for fifty eight years, and together they were blessed with a large and loving family. He is survived by his three children, Mark (Amy) Sinclair, Cindy (Scott) Shawver, Angie (Todd) Offenberger; six grandchildren, Jobria (Zachary) McCray, Kristi (Jeff) Toyne, Lindsey (Wesley) Vassar, David Sinclair (fiancй Emily Stewart), Michael Shawver (fiancй Melissa Corpuz) and Logan Wooddell; two step-grandchildren; Todd Offenberger II and Kacie (Nathan) Hall ; two great-grandchildren, Parker  Nickole and Cohen McCray; two step-great-grandchildren; Chase and Lilly Hall; his loyal shitzu, Jasmine and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his close cousin, "Haskell" Junior and his wife, Ella Dean Sinclair.

 Ronald's love of golf and winters in Myrtle Beach, SC, brought him many dear friends over the years to which Janet is forever grateful to for helping keep his passion alive. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Kelly Cawley and the wonderful staff at the Strecker Cancer Center of Marietta Memorial Hospital and Hospice.

 Visitation will be at Lambert-Tatman In Vienna, WV on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM and one hour prior to the services Saturday at the funeral home. The funeral service will be Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2 PM at the funeral home with Pastors Scott Shawver, Glenn Perry and Chad Mugrage officiating. 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 431 Highland Ave. Williamstown, WV 26187 or to the Humane Society, P.O.Box 392, Parkersburg, WV 26101, in memory of Ronald.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Rosetta June Pritchard.

Rosetta June Thomas, 77, of Parkersburg, WV, went home to her Heavenly father on April 11, 2017. She was born in Parkersburg on August 3, 1939, to the late Clayton R. and Pearl L. (Poling) Pritchard.

Rose graduated from Parkersburg High School class of 1958. She attended Calvary Memorial Church and retired in 1998 after thirty-eight years of service with C&P and later Bell Atlantic as a telephone operator. She remained very active after retirement working several jobs, including cleaning for the late Dr. Auvil, whom she held dear to her heart. She enjoyed playing Bingo and sitting on her front porch, and loved being with her grandkids, family, and friends. She also loved watching her grandchildren playing sports.

She will be deeply missed by her son Scott Thomas (LeeAnna) of Parkersburg; daughter Charlotte Williams; grandchildren Mike Keiser (Terri), Amber Keiser (Joseph Stewart), Tasney Cochran, Tanner Cochran; and great grandchildren Alison, Kalianna, Brielle. She is also survived by three sisters Patricia Hendrickson, Mary Moran, and Sue Buckley, and a very special aunt Betty Vandergrift, whom she held close to her heart; and Wanda Goodwin, who along with Betty helped raise her.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers Donald R. Pritchard and Jim Atkinson.

Services will be Saturday 1:00 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Rob Collins officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

As a family we appreciate your kindness, compassion, and character during this difficult time. A special thanks to the staff of CCMC ICU nurses Emily Berry and Brent Lark, to Dr. Pankratova, her caregivers at Pan Handle Support Services Crystal Poole and Julie Dillon, and to House Calls Home Health.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Judy Metz, on the death of her husband!

Gary Francis Bell, 75, of Vienna, passed away at home March 18, 2017, after a short battle with cancer.

He was born July 3, 1934, son of the late William H. Bell Sr. and Virginia Danforth Bell.

After serving four years in the U.S. Navy, he worked at Corning Glass for five years and then went to work at Marbon and retired from G.E. Plastics after 32 years. A lot of people remember him from the Cavalier Skating rink where he was a skate boy while in his teens. Later on he played roller hockey for the Flying Aces.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Judy Metz Bell. He is also survived by his children, Mike Bell (Ann Marie), Parkersburg, Steve Bell, Vienna, Linda Collins (Ron), Mineral Wells, and Terri Suzen Bell, Parkersburg; grandchildren, Susan Bell, Michael Bell, Andrea Collins and Jennifer Collins; and great-grandson, Jay. Also surviving are two sisters, Pat Peterman, Vienna, and Gay Metz (Clarence), Parkersburg; two sister-in-laws, Pauline Bell and Pat Bell; and a brother-in-law, Frank Metz (Patty).

He was preceded in death by brothers, Bill Jr., Charles “Bud,” George, Bob, Don and Jennings Bell and an infant brother; sister, Rosemary Rhodes; and a special brother-in-law, Ken Peterman.

Visitation will be today from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, with the Rev. John Vannoy officiating. Burial will follow at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lamberttatman.com

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Everett Reed Jr.

Everett "Dick" Reed Jr., 76, of Parkersburg, WV passed away on March 5, 2017 at the Camden Clark Medical Center. He was born on January 30, 1941 in Burning Springs, WV, the son of the late Everett Joe Reed Sr. and Maxine Taylor Reed.

Dick was a 1958 Parkersburg High School graduate and had worked in the Labors Union Local 1085 for over thirty- five years before retiring.

He enjoyed building model planes and boats, boating, woodworking, helping others with building projects, drag races, NASCAR, puzzles and his grandkids sports. He loved sitting at the riverlot watching the boats go by and enjoying the breeze and his friends. Dick loved having breakfast with his buddy's every Wednesday and Saturday mornings and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

He is survived by his daughter Christina Virtue (Bob) of Belleville, WV; two sons, Nathan Reed of Parkersburg, WV and Heath Rader (Callie) of Davisville, WV; four grandchildren, Tanner, Raighan, Maddox, and Bowen; sister, Peggy Baker (Albert) of Proctorville, OH; and special friends, Bud and Nancy Bowersock and Blaine Conley and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Gary and Otus Reed.

Funeral services will be Friday 11:00 AM at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Rev Frank R. Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Rector Cemetery in Burning Springs, WV.

Visitation will be Thursday 2:00- 4:00 PM and 6:00- 8:00PM.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Leavitt FuneralHome.com

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Chuck Eddy.

Donzil "Chuck" Lee Eddy, better known as Coach to many, passed as a result of complications from surgery at Duke University on Monday, February 20, 2017 at his home in Colonial Charters.

He enjoyed life until the age of 76.

Chuck was one of seven children to Harold and Katherine Eddy. He was preceded in death by his sister, Winnie; brothers Carl "Uncle Bigin", Gary "Uncle Freck", James "Uncle Leroy the boy", and Marvin "Uncle Bones". He is survived by his brother Harold Jr. "Uncle Popcorn" of Vienna, WV.

He served in the US Army from 1959-1960.

Chuck was a quality father and friend to many. From high school at Parkersburg, WV, where he was a four sport letterman and was the All-State Captain on the 1958 State Championship Basketball Team, to his college days at Glenville State where he played basketball. From his profession of teaching and coaching at Williamstown, St. Mary's, Belpre, OH, and his alma mater Parkersburg High School to his retirement days where he spent many days at the Surf Club Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

Chuck Eddy leaves behind his two sons, Brian Eddy and his wife Lisa of Charleston, WV and Danny "Boone" Eddy and his wife Christine of High Point, NC and mother of his sons Margaret Quinto. Chuck is also survived by long time companion Gail Ogdin, He worshiped his grandchildren from his sons: Cristina Eddy, graduate student at Adderson Broadus Physican Assistant Program, Luke Eddy, Senior guard on Elon University basketball team and business major, Kate Eddy "name sake of his mother" is a high school senior who will be playing college soccer next season, and Gus Eddy, a freshman at George Washington High School in WV. Jacob and Rachel Eddy are twins who will be attending NC State University and UNC in the fall semester. Camile Dinghamis a freshman attending UNC Wilmington and Will Dingham currently attending Ragsdale High School in NC.

A ceremony for family will occur at a later scheduled date for the scattering of ashes on his mother's grave site in Parkersburg, WV.

A guestbook is available at

Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

Our hearts and prayers go out to our classmate, Sharon Keith on the death of her brother.

Now gone, but never to be forgotten, James Paul Keith was called to his heavenly home on December 26, at the age of 69.

He was born in Parkersburg on October 26, 1947 to the late Ashford and Irene (Belt) Keith.

Jim was a 1965 graduate of Parkersburg High School, where he excelled in football and following graduation received numerous offers to play at the college level. He attended Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va. in his post-graduate year, where he continued playing football and served as captain of his tennis team. Jim then made a decision to accept a full football scholarship to Colorado State University. With the escalation of the Viet Nam War, Jim felt a strong obligation to enlist in the Marine Corp., which he proudly served from 1967-1970. Prior to departing on a tour of duty in Viet Nam, Jim was selected to be a member of the Presidential Color Guard in Washington, D.C.

After discharge from the military at the rank of Sergeant, he attended Parkersburg Community College and received an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. He was a shift supervisor for several years at both Johns Manville Corporation in Vienna, W.Va. and Elkem Metals in Marietta, Ohio before retiring.

In addition to his family, Jim most loved being on his farm, riding his horse, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Wood County Horse Riding Club and served on the Mountwood Park Board of Directors.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his grandparents.

Jim is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sherry (Johnson) Keith; daughters, Michelle (Kenny) Hardin and Jami (Dale) Matthew; granddaughters, Jozi (Ryan) Erdman and son, Barrett, Kyla (Devin) Balderson and son, Brixton, Mikenna Matthew (fiance, Ryan Kemper) and children, Harper Grace Fickiesen and Cam James Kemper and grandsons, Colten Staats, Jake Matthew and Keith Hardin; brother, Bill Keith of Frisco, Texas; and sister, Sharie Keith Baker of Cottage Grove, Ore.; as well as nieces and nephews; and many special friends. Additionally, he is survived by the staff and special brothers in arms at the VA Center in Parkersburg, to most of whom he can proudly say “Semper Fi.”

Jim’s motto was to work hard, play hard and make a difference. These things he did. He will be sadly missed.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., south Parkersburg with Larry Maxwell officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Our hearts and prayers go out to our classmate, David McGhee.

I got word through Jim Foutty that David passed away Dec 3rd with congestive heart failure. As soon as I find his obituary I will post it.

Our hearts and prayers go out to our classmate, Charley McCay on the death of his wife.

Joan Theresa McCay, 76, of Parkersburg, passed away peacefully on Dec. 9, 2016, at the Cleveland Clinic after a short illness. Joan was born Aug. 20, 1940, in Newark, N.J., to the late Richard and Mary Ryan.

She graduated in 1958 from Mount St. Dominic Academy in Caldwell, N.J., and was a 1962 graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Parkersburg. Joan was a registered nurse for 54 years. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Charlie McCay.

She will be deeply missed by her children, Todd (Carla) McCay and Mary (Dave) Rossana, both of Parkersburg, John (Karen) McCay of Columbus, Jim (Sherry) McCay of Davisville and Ryan McCay of Marietta. She is also survived by one brother, Richard Ryan of San Antonio, Texas; sister-in-law, Joanie Langfitt of Pawleys Island, S.C., and several nieces and nephews. Joan loved her grandchildren, Lauren West, Alex (Lauren) McCay, Elise McCay, Danielle and JT McCay, Cameron and Carly McCay and Trey Rossana.

After dedicating 20 years to raising her five children, Joan returned to her career of Nursing. She was employed in the Behavioral Health Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital for several years and retired from the Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department in April 2016, after 21 years of service. Joan had a zest for life and a passion for Nursing. Her dedication to the profession was evident in the way she cared for her patients.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father David Huffman as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with a Christian Wake service at 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send flowers, Joan loved flowers.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Linda Lou Flannery.

 

Linda Lou Lyons, 76, of Parkersburg, passed away October 18, 2016, at her residence.

Linda was born February 16, 1940 in Olive Hill, Ky. to Clyde and Eva Marie (Collins) Flannery.

Linda was a homemaker and she loved spending time with her family. Her greatest past time was her computer, making quilts and crocheting.

Linda will be deeply missed by her children, Sherri (John Bee) Cornell of Parkersburg, Terri (Ronald) Rinehart of Parkersburg, Tammy (James) Cox of Belleville, W.Va. Grandchildren, Ashley (Rob) Justice of Pa., Kaitlyn and Dylan Taylor both of Parkersburg, Hunter and Fischer Rinehart of Parkersburg, Jeaney Cox of Belleville, Cory Cox of Parkersburg and Tyler Cox of Columbus, Ohio. Great-grandchildren, Zachery and Vincent Iovine, Noah and Samuel Justice, Bryson Taylor and Cali Cox. Siblings, Floretta Long of Lubeck, Ronald (Paula) Flannery of Mineral Wells, Donald (Alicia) Flannery of Petroleum; and sister-in-law, Ginny Flanery of Rockport.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, and husband of 48 years, Kermit.

Visitation will be October 21, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg.  Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens at a later date.

Online tributes may be made at www.sunsetparkersburg.com

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Tom Hathaway.

Thomas R. Hathaway, 76, of Vienna, W.Va., died Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at CCMC Memorial Campus.

He was born in Millstone, W.Va. a son of the late Homer and Catherine (Cunningham) Hathaway.

Tom graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1958 and attended West Liberty University. He started in the Auto Business with Superior Motor and was owner of Superior Toyota/Hyundai. He was a NADA Ambassadors of Distinction and a member of the WV Auto Dealers Association. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and an active member of Masonic Lodge 172 and the Shriners; and had received his fifty year pin.

He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-seven years, BJ Hathaway; son, T.R. Hathaway (Sallie); twin sister, Janet Snook (Pat); grandchildren, Sarah and Tommy Hathaway and Paige, Kennedy, Reagan, and Carter Hathaway. He was a truly special father figure to his nieces and nephews, Debbie Rogers, Greg Kelly, Karie Sargent, Casey Miracle and Kim Trimble.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Harold “Scott” Hathaway; and sister-in-law, Pat Kelly.

Services will be Saturday 11 a.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Pastor Jon Lands officiating. Visitation will be Friday 4-7 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Tom’s caregiver and friend Sharon Lemley, Ohio Valley Health Care and Dr. Kelli Cawley.

Memorial contributions may be made to The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, 460 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Jeane Stovall.

N. Jeane Curry, of Vienna, passed away on June 23, 2016, following a brief illness. She was surrounded by loved ones and in the care of Dr. Spychalski and Housecalls Hospice at Camden Clark Medical Center.

Jeane was born in Indianapolis, Ind., daughter of Wilbur Stavall Jr. and Mildred Jent.

She moved to Vienna as a teenager and graduated from Parkersburg High School where she met and married her husband of 57 years, Earl Curry Jr. Together, they raised two children and actively participated in the community as they operated the family business, Curry Transfer and Storage.

Jeane was an avid golfer, green-thumb gardener, and a creative and innovative cook. She loved to read and travel, especially enjoying the family's 2015 trip to England and Scotland. She was inquisitive and ebullient, feisty but also warm-hearted, a person who would rather give than receive. In memory of their daughter, Cindy, who passed away in 1984, Jeane and Earl established a college scholarship fund. Jeane spent many hours each spring reading applications and choosing recipients for the scholarship, then followed the school and career paths of those selected.

Surviving are her husband, Earl; son, Craig; daughter in law, Betsy; grandsons, Nick, Clint and Sean; stepmother, Willodene Stovall; siblings, Carolyn Gibson (Norman), Diane Sands, Bud Stovall, Sandy Sands (Ken), Donna Beltowski (Ray), Bobby Stovall (Becky), Gary Stovall, Beth Ann Ozog (Ken) and Jerry Cunningham; sister in law, Shirley Mearns (Jack); and many devoted nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cindy; brother, Tommy; mother and father; and mother and father in law, Edna and Earl Curry Sr.

Services will be held for family and close friends at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 708 54th St., Vienna, WV 26105, at 11 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016, with visitation at the church from 10:30 a.m. until time of the service at the church. Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Vienna is assisting the family with arrangements. Private burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at lamberttatman.com

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Wayne Owens on the death of his brother Bob Owens.

Wayne Owens brother Bob was killed in Cambodia when a motorcycle hit him. He was there doing missionary work for The Catholic Foundation.

 

Bob Owens, who would have turned 75 today, died after being struck by a motorcycle in Siem Reap, Cambodia, a city in the northwestern part of the country.

Owens had been traveling with his wife, Kim, his granddaughter, Jayla, and four other missionaries on behalf of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Grove City, and Asia’s Hope, a Columbus-based nonprofit that provides family-style care for orphans in Cambodia, Thailand and India. The orphans the organization helps are at high risk for sexual and economic exploitation.

Mrs. Owens planned to have her husband cremated in Cambodia. The missionaries, he said, would likely return to central Ohio Friday or Saturday. They left for Cambodia on May 23.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Earl Daggett.

Earl L. Daggett, 77, of Mineral Wells, passed away on May 2, 2016, at Camden Clark Medical Center. He was born January 28, 1939, in Wirt County, W.Va., a son of the late Alpha and Mary Morris Daggett. Earl worked at Cytec Chemical Corp. Willow Island. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, being outdoors and spending time with family. He was a member of the Rockport Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Thelma Starcher Daggett; one daughter, Carolyn K. Mitchell (Doug) of Mineral Wells; two sons, Tony E. Daggett (Tammy) of Mineral Wells and Toby D. Daggett of Mineral Wells; three sisters, Charlotte Leasure (Buck) of Mineral Wells, Neva Leasure (Bill) of Mineral Wells and Jewell Aylward of Mineral Wells; one brother, Delbert Daggett of Mineral Wells; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark Dewayne Daggett; grandson, Todd Daggett; and his brother-in-law, John Aylward.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south Parkersburg with Evangelist J.D. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Big Tygart Cemetery, Rockport Section. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at the funeral home.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Jerry Edman.

Jerry Lee Edman, 75, of Parkersburg, passed away April 28, 2016, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Parkersburg, October 22, 1940, the son of the late Elton Clare and Esther Anna Gantz Edman.

Jerry graduated from Parkersburg High School with the class of 1958. Jerry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1961. Following his military service, he worked in construction. He worked for DuPont Washington Works and retired in 1973. He then worked for the City of Parkersburg, retiring after twenty-five years.

Jerry was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over fifty years, first with Lodge #169 and most recently with the Williamstown Lodge #129 where he had served as Past Master. He was a Christian and a member of the Seventh Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving Jerry are his wife, Phyllis Lynch Edman; children, Jennifer Dee Nutter (Jeffrey) of Parkersburg and Jeffery Lee Edman (Kathleen) of Vienna; four grandchildren, Micaela Edman, Isaac Lee Edman, Kristen Nutter Martin (Dustin) and Aaron Nutter; three great-grandchildren, Kallie, Keira and Daniel Martin; brothers, Clare Edman (Pamela) of Texas and Milton Edman of Parkersburg, sisters, Eileen Ritenour (Gary) of Belpre, Alice Weese of Texas and Shirley Dowler of Parkersburg.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by one sister, June Ellen Edman.

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Pastors Ken Peters and Casey Dawson officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen South Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday and for one hour prior to the service on Monday.

The family wishes to thank Marietta Memorial Hospital, the nursing staff, other caregivers and especially Dr. Kelli Cawley for their kindness and care given to Jerry and the family during his illness.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Chuck Eddy on the passing of his brother Marvin.

Marvin Owen Eddy “Bones”, 71 , of Vienna, W.Va. was victorious in passing peacefully surrounded by family on April 24th, 2016 after recent diagnosis of a terminal illness.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Alice Eddy and three daughters Tammy Whipkey (Randy Sams), Trena Moyer ( Rob), and Tanya Eddy; eight grandchildren, Chandra DeBarr, (Jesse),Chasady Whipkey, Cassandra Crawford (Ronnie), Chuck Whipkey III, Channing Boston,Austin, Anessa, and Brandon Stanley; six great grandchildren, Kiera Trembly, Xavier Whipkey,Owen and Gracie Jackson, Edison Debarr, and Adilyn Whipkey; two brothers, Harold( Popcorn) Eddy (Mary Ellen) and Chuck Eddy (Gail);one brother and son at heart, Jimmy Weigle and Shawn Weigle; multiple nieces, nephews, and cousins and too many friends to mention.

Always known as the “Village idiot”, Marvin was full of energy, happiness and zest for life. He never met a stranger and excelled in all he did. Marvin started working on the pipeline at a very young age and eventually merged into heavy equipment and construction trade alongside his best friend Jimmy Weigle. Before long, he ventured out on his own business SET Excavating with two mutual partners. Marvin was very well known for his outstanding sales ability while employed by longtime friend Buzzy Dils at Dils Lincoln Mercury. Marvin’s love of speed and fast cars led him into becoming a drag racing champion with Marvin’s Mule and a dirt track mini stock champion in car number “21”.

Marvin was a wonderful farther and grandfather in which all of the neighborhood kids called dad or grandpa. Recently, he enjoyed time spent with many friends in Deland, Florida.

Marvin’s stories will live forever in the hearts of many and he will never be forgotten. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Kate Eddy, one sister, Winnie Hardman, and three brothers, Carl (Biggen) Eddy, James (Leroy) Eddy and Gary (Freck) Eddy.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Marietta Memorial Hospital, Memorial Healthcare Foundation in Memory of Marvin Eddy.

A celebration of Marvin’s life will be held on Saturday April 30th, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home 3005 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, James Fitcher.

James Edward Fitcher Sr., 75, of Rockport, passed away on April 14, 2016, at his daughter's residence.

He was born June 26, 1940 in Wood Co., a son of the late Hampton V. Fitcher Sr. and Gladys C. Boso Fitcher.

James was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired with 21 years of service with Dupont Washington Works. He was an avid bowler for 58 years, enjoyed golfing and playing the "One Armed Bandit". He was a member of the Senior Bowling League and was director of the Parkersburg USBC Association.

He is survived by two daughters, Jamie Friese (Chris) of Rockport and Joann Fitcher of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; two sons, James Fitcher Jr. (Kimberly) of Mt. Holly, N.C. and Jeffrey Fitcher (Jody) of Myrtle Beach; two sisters, Betty Raby (Jim) of Turner, Maine and Teresa Kay Lozier (Bob) of Walton, N.Y.; three brothers, Bill Fitcher of Greensboro, N.C., Robert E. Fitcher (Debbie) of Mableton, Ga. and Thomas Fitcher (Betty) of Mauldin, S.C.; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Garnettia L. "Petie" Hudkins Fitcher; one sister, Lois Upwall; and one brother, Hampton V. Fitcher Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 18, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south Parkersburg with Pastor Randall Fusion officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens with full military honors by American Legion Post 15, Parkersburg. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 17 and until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Marion Chilcote.

Marion Grace Chilcote White Heaton, 75, of Parkersburg, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Heaton was born July 17, 1940, in Parkersburg, W.Va.

Marion graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1958, received a degree in medical assisting from Seattle Community College in 1969, and retired after 22 years of service from Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Heaton is survived by her husband, Thomas P. Heaton of Parkersburg; two daughters, Crystal (Danny) DePugh and Kathleen Phillips, both of Vienna; three sons, David Phillips of Titusville, Fla., Richard (Dianne) Phillips of Marietta, Ohio, and Joseph (Sandi) Phillips of Vienna; two stepdaughters, Rhonda (Steve) Rasach of Knoxville, Tenn., and Cheryl (Dan) Phillips of Steubenville, Ohio; one stepson, Thomas H. (Sandy) Heaton of Zanesville, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Kelley (Theodore) Huneycutt, Donald (Shannon) Smith, Darlene (Timothy) Archer, Kristy (David) Speciale, Darrick Phillips, Joel Bandy and Ryan Phillips; three step grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, Aubrey Huneycutt, Braelyn Deem, Evan Smith, Nicholas Molica, Makaela Bandy, Kadence Bandy, Aubrey Phillips, Kylee Archer, and Bently Archer; several step great grandchildrenl; one niece, Mary Dawson of Vienna; and one nephew, Larry Tallman of Vienna.

She was preceded in death her parents, Mary and Otto Chilcote; two sisters, Marie Graves and Elsie Tallman Talbot; one brother, Albert Chilcote; and one step grandson, Cliff Adam Heaton.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Wayside United Methodist Church with the Rev. Greg Markins officiating. Burial will follow at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, W.Va., and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wayside United Methodist Church building fund.

Marion Grace Chilcote White Heaton, 75, of Parkersburg, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Heaton was born July 17, 1940, in Parkersburg, W.Va.

Marion graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1958, received a degree in medical assisting from Seattle Community College in 1969, and retired after 22 years of service from Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Heaton is survived by her husband, Thomas P. Heaton of Parkersburg; two daughters, Crystal (Danny) DePugh and Kathleen Phillips, both of Vienna; three sons, David Phillips of Titusville, Fla., Richard (Dianne) Phillips of Marietta, Ohio, and Joseph (Sandi) Phillips of Vienna; two stepdaughters, Rhonda (Steve) Rasach of Knoxville, Tenn., and Cheryl (Dan) Phillips of Steubenville, Ohio; one stepson, Thomas H. (Sandy) Heaton of Zanesville, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Kelley (Theodore) Huneycutt, Donald (Shannon) Smith, Darlene (Timothy) Archer, Kristy (David) Speciale, Darrick Phillips, Joel Bandy and Ryan Phillips; three step grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, Aubrey Huneycutt, Braelyn Deem, Evan Smith, Nicholas Molica, Makaela Bandy, Kadence Bandy, Aubrey Phillips, Kylee Archer, and Bently Archer; several step great grandchildrenl; one niece, Mary Dawson of Vienna; and one nephew, Larry Tallman of Vienna.

She was preceded in death her parents, Mary and Otto Chilcote; two sisters, Marie Graves and Elsie Tallman Talbot; one brother, Albert Chilcote; and one step grandson, Cliff Adam Heaton.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Wayside United Methodist Church with the Rev. Greg Markins officiating. Burial will follow at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, W.Va., and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Thomas Robinson.

According to Herb Lenox, Tom was a part of our class but didn't graduate with us. Those of you from Vienna will probably recognize him.

Thomas (Tom) Robinson, 80, went to see his maker on Jan. 14, 2016, at home Belpre, Ohio.

He was born Jan. 2, 1936 in Parkersburg, WV. Son of the late Cecil Oren and Lillian Warren Robinson.

Tom grew up working the family farm in Vienna and later the family grocery store in Belpre, Ohio. He went to serve his country in the U.S. Army from 1953 through 1955. He enjoyed traveling the country and working a large variety of jobs. He worked several years for the Universal Glass Co., before following his true calling of home construction and repair. There wasn't anything on, in or around a house that he couldn't fix. It truly was a labor of love to bring joy to the people that he worked for. Tom never met a stranger. He loved people, fishing, camping and just being outdoors. He was a member of Calvary Community Church of Belpre.

He is survived by two sons, Dale Robinson of Delaware, Ohio and Roger Robinson of Belpre, Ohio; and two daughters, Connie Stacy of Doe Run, Mo. and Patsi Hargreaves of Elizabeth, W.Va.: stepchildren, Robert Stutler of Belpre, Ohio and James Stutler of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and five other stepchildren; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by two brothers, Clarence Robinson of Arapaho, Okla. and Joe Robinson of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Stutler Robinson; one sister, Linda Cutlip; one brother, Charles; and two stepdaughters.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Kelli Cawley and the nurses and staff of Marietta Hospice.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Roan Watson on the death of her husband.

Larry Watson, 76, of Columbus, formerly of Parkersburg, passed away Jan. 18, 2016, at home after fighting a long battle with diabetes and heart disease. He was born April 17, 1939, in Parkersburg to Helen and Harold Watson.

Larry will be deeply missed by his wife of 56 years, Roan, son Michael (Amy), grandchildren Brittany and Steven Watson, three great grandchildren, sister-in-law Joan Baker (Tom) of Parkersburg and nephew Rodney Baker of Lafayette, La.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents Helen and Harold Watson.

Larry graduated from Parkersburg High School, class of 1957.

He worked for 23 years at Ames Co. as a warehouse supervisor in the distribution center in Parkersburg. He also worked for 13 years at Union Tools as a warehouse supervisor in the distribution center in Columbus.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th Street, Parkersburg, with Pastor Dobby Thrash officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral Home.

Online condolences may be forwarded to the family at kimesfuneralhome.com.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Denver Hays.

Denver Neil Hays, 76, of Parkersburg, passed away Jan. 14, 2016, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

He was born March 8, 1939, in Braxton County, a son of the late Samuel and Mildred (Woodell) Hays.

Mr. Hays was a retired iron worker and contractor. He was a member of the Wirt County Masonic Lodge 82 A&F, The Scottish Rite, Ben Bey Grotto and American Legion Post 200.

Surviving are four children: Bryan Hays of Elba, Ala., Kevin Hays (Jessica) of Elba, Ala., Carla Steiner (Michael) of Tucson, Ariz., and Greg Hays (Gindy) of Parkersburg; two sisters, Betty Rose of Florida and Sammy Urbanowicz (Blaise) of Cambridge; brother, Burt Hays of Vienna; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and special daughter, Katrena Massey of Vienna.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Warren Hays; and son, Denver Neil Hays Jr.

There will be no visitation or funeral. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Tom Hathaway on the loss of his son.

Harold "Scott" Hathaway, 52, loved golf, WVU football, and live country music, often kicking up his boots on the dance floor.

But perhaps his biggest passion - cars - led him to a co-ownership of the family business with his brother T.R. Hathaway of Superior Auto WV Inc., and his own "garaj-ma-hal" for his personal vehicles.

Hathaway, who was born in Parkersburg, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

A 1981 graduate of Parkersburg High School and a 1985 business administration graduate of Marshall University, Hathaway was known for his million-watt smile and friendly nature, making him a natural for the car business as well as a great golf partner. He valued organization, keeping his house, garden and garage immaculate.

Hathaway is survived by his parents, Tom and B.J. (Hupp) Hathaway of Vienna; four children, Allison "Paige" Hathaway of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Kennedy Aubrey Hathaway, Regan Joelle Hathaway and Carter Jacob Hathaway, all of Parkersburg; brother, T.R. Hathaway (Sallie) of Vienna; niece, Sarah Hathaway; nephew, Tommy Hathaway; paternal grandmother, Catherine Hathaway of Parkersburg; and longtime companion, Lisa DeGidio.

Scott was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. He was also a member of West Virginia Auto Dealers Association and Worthington Golf Club.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church with Pastor Jon Lands officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Memorial donations may be made in Scott's memory to American Cancer Society, 3901 Briscoe Run Road, Suite 10, Parkersburg, WV 26104.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Marilyn Miller.

Marilyn Ann Hammett-Miller, 75, of Vienna passed away October 11, 2015, at the Camden Clark Medical Center.

She was born in Montgomery, W.Va., July 17, 1940, one of four children of the late Carrell and Augusta Smith Miller.

Marilyn graduated from Parkersburg High School and then from West Virginia University, where she was active with the Chi Omega Sorority. She was a member of the Parkersburg Country Club. Marilyn was employed at the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, where she had worked for the past forty two years. She was a kind and generous person, never met a stranger and was loved by all who came in contact with her. She enjoyed spending holidays with nieces and nephews, playing Scrabble, the card game ninty nine and Rummy Cube.

Marilyn A. Hammett-Miller

Marilyn will be greatly missed by her surviving brothers, Jim Miller of California, David Miller of Washington; eight nieces and nephews, Mark Miller, James Miller, Thomas Miller, John David Miller, Beverly Miller Clifton, Cathy Williams, Stacy White Earl, Jim White; and many great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Hammett; twin sister, Carolyn Sue White; and niece, Melissa White.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Sam Starling officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 today and for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Memorials may be made in Marilyn's memory to the Chi Omega Theta Chapter, 506 N. High St., Morgantown, WV 26505.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Marlene Spurgeon.

Marlene Elna Spurgeon, of Parkersburg, died Oct. 2, 2015, at Worthington Manor.

She was born June 10, 1940, in Atlanta, Ga., a daughter of the late Forest and Esther Hinter Spurgeon.

The family moved to Parkersburg in 1949 and she graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1958. She attended Mountain State Business College and worked for the Bureau of Public Debt for 42 years. After retirement, she enjoyed Bible Study and working part-time at the Colonial House. Her many friends appreciated her sweetness and kind disposition.

She is survived by her brother, Trendon Spurgeon; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Spurgeon; and several cousins.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Ian Reid officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St., Parkersburg, WV 26101, or Grace Baptist Church, 55 Rosemar Rd., Parkersburg, WV 26104.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Fred Lambert.

Frederick Raymond Lambert, 75, of Mineral Wells, passed away at Camden Clark Medical Center on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

He was born in Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va., on Feb. 10, 1940, to the late Frederick William and Lura Beatrice Cain Lambert.

Frederick graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1958 and attended Glenville State College and WVU-P majoring in Biology and Chemistry with a total of over 14 years of school. He retired from E.I. DuPont Washington Works on Feb. 10, 1990, after 27 years of employment; he was owner, until retiring in 2002, of Mountain State Muzzleloading Supplies Inc., which he helped start in the late 1960's and it developed into one of the larger specialty mail order companies in the country.

He was a life member of West Virginia Muzzle Loaders Association, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, and National Rifle Association. Frederick was also a Past Master of Masonic Lodge, Ancient Arabic Order of the Mystic Shrine, Hillbilly Clan 6 Unit of the Shrine, a life member of Ben Bay Grotto, Past President of Kentucky Colonels Club of Ben Bay Grotto, Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels, and Honorable Order of the Tennessee Squires. He volunteered with the Shrine Road Runner Team, taking handicapped children to and from the Shrine Hospitals, and as a hunter safety instructor, and swimming instructor.

He enjoyed the great outdoors, camping, swimming, hunting, fishing, target shooting with muzzle loaders, building muzzle loaders and he enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Frederick is survived by his wife, Sharon D. Whitecotton Lambert; one daughter, Teresa Lambert of Mineral Wells, W.Va.; one son, Michael Lambert (Anita) of Marietta; one brother, Lewis W. Lambert of San Antonio, Texas; three grandsons, Alexander, Bradley and Justin Lambert; and five great-grandchildren, Keegan and Kenadee and Tucker Alan Lambert, Izabella and Liam.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Lambert.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., Parkersburg. Inurnment of cremains will be held at a later date at Riverhill Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Lowell Pugh.

Lowell Gene Pugh, 75, of Waverly, passed away August 20, 2015, at the Arbors in Marietta following a short illness. He was born in Ripley, W.Va., May 15, 1940, a son of the late Lowell Burnell and Anna Irene Bullard Pugh.

Lowell graduated from Parkersburg High School, class of 1958. He proudly served his country in the US Army. Lowell retired from Cytec after twenty years with the company and was Baptist by faith. He was an antique car enthusiast and collector.

Surviving Lowell are his wife of fifty five years, Judith Ann Goudy Pugh; son, Kenny Pugh; daughter, Amy Arnold (Craig); four grandchildren, Ashley, Erica, Patrick and Logen; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Lamoyne.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Doug Guinn officiating. Burial will be at the Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday and for one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.leavittfuneralhome.com

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Phyllis Viencent.

Phyllis Louise Dines, 76, of Parkersburg, W.Va., died peacefully at home on Aug. 21, 2015, at her residence surrounded by loved ones.

She was born in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late James and Genevieve (Dailey) Vincent.

She was a nurse for over 23 years and worked at St. Joseph's Hospital, Camden Clark, Stork Baking Company, and for Dr. Norris. Phyllis was an extraordinary woman who loved all of her family and friends. The Dines family would like all of their extended family to grieve with them and share in Phyllis' loving memory.

She is survived by her husband, James W. Dines Sr.; three sons, James W. Dines Jr. (Becky) of Belleville, W.Va., Michael D. Dines (Erica) of Atlanta, Ga., and Franklin K. Dines (Heidi) of Grove City, Ohio; a daughter, Jennifer Dines Van Vlerah (Jeff) of Lewis Center, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Ada, Derek, Dylan, Katie, Emily, Jessica, Eva, Grace, Gena and Russ; many great and great great grandchildren; and two brothers, James Vincent (Leah) of Parkersburg and Timothy Vincent (Shelly) of Marietta, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Vincent.

Visitation will be Wednesday from noon-2 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, followed by a graveside service at Sunset Memory Gardens. Family and friends are welcome to gather at the Dines residence after the service.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Larry Highland.

Larry Eugene Highland, 76, passed away on Friday, June 26, at Gordon Hospice House in Iredell County, N.C.

A celebration of Larry's life will be July 8, at 7 p.m. at Mt. Airy Wesleyan Church, Mt. Airy, N.C.

Larry played football for Franklin Jr. High, the PHS Little Reds and the PHS Big Reds.

He was very involved in the Parkersburg South Football program and he later had his own brick laying and home building buisness.

Assisting the family is Alexander Funeral Service, Taylorsville, N.C.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Larry Leeson.

Larry Leeson had a 4th stroke on Saturday the April 11, 2015 and died Tuesday the 14th at 3:30 AM. No obituaries were submitted to the paper as his body was donated to WVU.

Our hearts and prayers go out to our classmate, Roger Exline.

Roger E. Exline, 74, of Washington, W.Va., died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Eagle Pointe.

Visitation will be 12 Noon-2 p.m. today at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. The family will have a private service at their convenience.

Our hearts and prayers go out to our classmate, Sandra Bayne Coulter on the death of her husband.

David L. "Bus" Coulter Sr., 75, of Newberry, S.C., went to be with Jesus on Nov. 13, 2014, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital. He was born in East Rainelle, W.Va., on Aug. 18, 1939, a son of the late Roger and Gay Coulter.

David graduated a three-sport star from Parkersburg High School in 1957 and received a Bachelor's Degree from Marietta College on a football scholarship, where he was later inducted into their Hall of Fame. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Sandra Bayne Coulter, on July 5, 1958. They had 58 glorious years together. He was well-liked and respected as a Transportation Manager where he worked for DuPont/Conoco for 32 years until his retirement. He was a born-again Christian and actively served his Savior most of his life in many capacities including deacon, treasurer, Children's Church worker, and in constant evangelism.

David is survived by his son, David Coulter Jr. (Alena) of Chapin, S.C.; and daughters, Camille Coulter of Newberry, S.C., Brie Bramlett of Columbia, S.C., and Kristen Paddock of Irmo, S.C. David was also proud of his seven grandchildren, Meredith and Jacob Coulter, Betsy and Nathanial Bramlett, Makenzie and William Paddock, and the late Matthew Coulter. He has four siblings, Sue Carpenter (Karl) of Parkersburg, Joe Coulter (Nancy) of Williamstown, Ruth Bryan of Marietta, and Ginny Cottrell (Jack) of Washington, W.Va.

His family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Newberry County Memorial Hospital's ER and ICU for treating David with such compassion and dignity.

Visitation will be 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Chapin (S.C.) Presbyterian Church, with service to follow at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (support.pdf.org/) or the Oliver Gospel Mission in Chapin, S.C. at www.olivergospelmission.org

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Asa Wilson.

Asa Arthur Wilson, 74, of Newark, W.Va., passed away Oct. 10, 2014.

He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, Class of 1958. He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Jack Ellsworth and Athelia Feick Wilson.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had worked as a professional painter. He loved hunting and fishing and had coached for many years with the North End Ramblers Football and Little League Baseball teams.

He is survived by his children, Steve Wilson (Brenda) of Parkersburg, Vickie Kerrigan of Parkersburg, Michael Wilson (Teresa) of South Carolina, Asa Wilson (Kim) of Parkersburg, Christa Butterfield of Waverly and Kary Lemley (Eric) of Newark, W.Va.; his sister, Betty Penn of Parkersburg; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Mosser Wilson; and a daughter, Pamela Wilks.

Graveside services will be noon Tuesday at Riverview Cemetery in Williamstown with the Rev. Doug Guinn officiating.

Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg is assisting the family with arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Patsy Ann Hicks.

Patsy Ann Sinnett, 74, of Belpre, Ohio, passed away Sept. 15, 2014, at Heartland of Marietta.

She was born Feb. 15, 1940, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late William and Goldie Hicks.

Patsy was employed by the C&P Telephone Company in the late 1950's and most recently by the Wood County Senior Citizens as a bus driver and in-home care giver. She also loved riding motorcycles with her husband in earlier years and going to yard/garage sales. She was a member of the Rockland United Methodist Church in Belpre, Ohio.

Patsy will be sadly missed by her husband; a very special close friend, Norma, with whom she shared special things together during their birthdays and holiday seasons; and also a close friend, Phyllis Carpenter, in the state of Washington. She is also survived her three Schnauzers and cat, at home, who have missed her terribly during her time of illness.

Surviving is her husband, Jack Sinnett of 53 years; one son, Joey Sinnett of Marietta, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Sandy Sinnett of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Hoover; brothers, Glen Hicks and Harold Hicks.

The family would like to thank Heartland of Marietta for their kind and loving care during her time of illness and the staff at Marietta Memorial Hospital and Hospice.

Patsy was a giving person and continues to bless others by being a donor. She requested that her body would be donated to the West Virginia Human Gift Registry in Morgantown, W.Va.

Her wishes were to have no visitation or services.

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.

An online guestbook for condolences is available at

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Gwen Bartlett, on the death of her husband.

John Wesley Zimmerman passed away June 8, 2014.

John was born in Steamboat Springs, Colo., Sept. 26, 1932, a son of Billy B. And Edna B. Searcy Zimmerman.

The family later moved to Craig, Colo., where he spent his childhood. After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy and then moved to Boulder, Colo., where he retired from Ball Aerospace in Boulder after 34 years of service. He and his wife decided to call Parkersburg home about 12 years ago. John was an avid hunter and golfer. He had many wonderful trips with his buddies to their hunting camp in Colorado. When he moved to Parkersburg, he continued with his golfing by joining the Sr. Golf League at Worthington Golf Course.

He is survived by his wife, Gwelda "Gwen" Bartlett Zimmerman; a daughter and son, Debbie Tanner (Scott) of Loveland, Colo., and Gary Zimmerman (Karen) of Longmont, Colo.; three grandsons; and four great-grandchildren. He was a huge part of his step-children's life and is survived by them Russ Scohy, Rod Scohy and Bonni Stone; and step-grandchildren, all of Colorado. Also surviving are his two brothers, Bill Zimmerman and Charles Zimmerman; a sister, Darlene Wisdom; and many nieces and nephews.

Also a big thank you for the great care he received through Amedisys Home Health Care and the staff at The Willows.

There will be a graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, June 13, at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Tom Munchmeyer.

Thomas Moore Munchmeyer, 74, passed away May 24, 2014, at Worthington Nursing Home after an extended illness.

He was born in Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 14, 1940, to the late John and Virginia (Moore) Munchmeyer.

A long-time resident of Parkersburg, Thomas was a practicing attorney for 48 years and former owner of the Pub 47. He was a member of the Parkersburg Country Club and an avid fan of regional sport teams, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers. Thomas was well known for his love of gardening, including the roses he proudly maintained at Lakeview Estates Apartments.

He is survived by his sons, Tim Munchmeyer of Orion, Mich., Ted Munchmeyer (Andrea) of Bonaire, Ga., Terry Munchmeyer (Debra) of Lexington, S.C.; his daughter, Lori Williams (Thomas) of Suwanee, Ga.; and his sister, Marilyn Parkinson of Ann Arbor, Mich.; in addition to eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Leavitt Funeral Home of Parkersburg, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Mick Staton.

The Honorable David M. "Mick" Staton, 74, of Inwood, W.Va., passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Winchester Medical Center, Va.

Born Feb. 11, 1940, in Parkersburg, W.Va., he is the son of Delta R. (Gumm) Staton and the late Ernest R. Staton.

He was president and co-owner of Capitol Link Inc. He was a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981-1982 and was Political Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the 1980s.

Mick was Chairman of the Berkeley County Republican Executive Committee and is an Emeritus Member of the West Virginia State Republican Executive Committee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Braddock Street United Methodist Church, Winchester, Va.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lynn (Spencer) Staton; one daughter, Cynthia Lynn Staton; one son, David M. "Mick" Staton Jr. and wife, Michelle; five grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Adam, Brian and Camille; and two brothers, John D. "Jack" Staton and Donald P. Staton.

Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe St., Winchester, VA 22601, with the Rev. Kirk Nave officiating. The family will receive friends from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Evergreen North Cemetery in Parkersburg, W.Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe St., Winchester, VA 22601.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.

Online condolences may be offered at

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Ted Cundiff.

Ted A. Cundiff, 74, of Berrien Springs, died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Berrien Springs United Methodist Church, with Reverend Jane Logston officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Berrien Springs.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at the Allred Funeral Home in Berrien Springs, and leave online messages at www.allredfuneralhome.com.  Memorial contributions may be made to a college fund for his grandchildren at Honor Credit Union, to the American Heart Association, or Berrien County Cancer Service. 

 

Ted was born February 11, 1940, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the son of Graydon F. and Ada (Dodd) Cundiff.  He graduated in 1958 from Parkersburg High School, where he was a state champion golfer. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He moved to Berrien Springs in the early 1960s and worked for Essex Wire.  He also worked part-time for McLauchlin Funeral Home and lived in the garage apartment.  On September 26, 1964, in Berrien Springs, he married Charlene Moon. He worked as a building materials salesman for Norandex in Niles, and later started his own business, Michiana Wholesale Company, doing similar work. Over the years he also worked for The Home Depot, Lowes, and Carter Lumber.  He added his own photography business, Cundiff Photography, in 1981, which led to his becoming news and sports photographer for The Journal Era newspaper in Berrien Springs. He enjoyed taking photographs of weddings, senior and family portraits, and especially sports and school functions for Berrien Springs Public Schools and Eau Claire Public Schools. Ted was past president of the Homebuilders Association of Michiana.  He had been an active member of the Berrien Springs Jaycees and Lions Club. He was currently secretary of the Berrien Springs Golf League at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course, where he held two of the course records--he shot a 29 on November 1, 1964, on the East Course, and he has held the West Course record for over 30 years. He helped coach the Berrien Springs High School Golf Team in his spare time.

 

He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Charlene; two daughters:  Cami (Roger) Coleman of Berrien Springs and Tanya Diepenhorst of San Diego, California; five grandchildren:  Andrew and Bradley Coleman, Nikita and Austin Diepenhorst, and Gabriel Lepp; sister, Connie (Terry) Ullom of Kalispell, Montana; sister-in-law, Marlene Mast of Berrien Springs; and mother-in-law, Eleanor Moon Kephart of Berrien Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Donald Cogar; and father-in-law, Dale Moon.     

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Bob Hull on the death of his wife.

Patricia Sheppard Hull, 61, of Parkersburg, passed away in her home, surrounded by her family, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.

She was born July 12, 1952, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Frank L. and Margaret McAtee Sheppard.

She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, class of 1970. She was employed at Lee's Studio for the last 28 years, working in cosmetics. She was adored by her friends, co-workers and customers, who she cared for deeply.

She is survived by her husband, Charles R. "Bob" Hull; one daughter, Tiffany Wentzel (David Stanley) of Parkersburg; one sister, Cynthia Sheppard Marsh (James Marsh) of North Port, Fla.; and one nephew, Jason Marsh (Jennifer Rivera) of Columbus, Ohio.

A service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, W.Va., with Dr. William Thomas presiding. Immediately following the service a reception and meal will be served in the family center at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home. Burial at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens Monday afternoon will be private.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at


 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Bob Buchanan on the death of his mother.

Retta E. "Bunny" Buchanan, born Jan. 13, 1920, to John W. and Verla Buckley, passed away at Worthington Manor Care Center on Nov. 17, 2013, at age 93.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie Lee "Buck" Buchanan; son, James W. Buchanan Sr. and daughter-in-law, Cathy Buchanan; grandson, Spencer Wayne Buchanan; great-grandsons, Sean Michael Buchanan and Jack Nicklaus Ellis; three sisters, Delphia Wine, Gretta Buckley and Lena Farnsworth; and three brothers, Roy, Weldon and Harlan Buckley.

She is survived by her son, Robert Buchanan Sr. (Nancy) of Vienna; daughter, Kay Wilson (Dan) of Grove City, Ohio; grandchildren, Robert Buchanan Jr., Hollie Buchanan II, Becki Wells (Larry), James Buchanan Jr. (Michelle), Kelly Ellis (Jason), Scott Wilson (Rachel), Sheri Fox, Alex Buchanan (Tabitha), Randy Buchanan (Heather) and Daniel Buchanan; 18 great-grandchildren; along with several special nieces and nephews; and special friends and caregivers at Worthington Manor.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Herb Lenox officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.sunsetparkersburg.com

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate, Patsy Lucus.

Patsy M. Smith, 74, of Parkersburg, passed away Nov. 9, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born on Aug. 1, 1939, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Raymond S. and Mary L. Norman Lucas. ,/p

She attended 14th Avenue Gospel Mission. Patsy enjoyed bowling, crocheting, cooking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Haymond D. Smith; seven sons, David Hoyt of Grafton, Ohio, Daniel Hoyt of Parkersburg, Tony Hoyt of Wellington, Ohio, Rodney Hoyt of Elyria, Ohio, Perry Smith of LaGrange, Ohio, Harland Smith of Elyria, Ohio, and Harold Smith of Grafton, Ohio; one daughter, Teresa Archer of Rockport, W.Va.; one brother, Michael Lucas of Parkersburg; three sisters, Joyce Bowling of Sandyville, W.Va., Deloris Jean Broadwater of Pennsboro, W.Va., and Shawna Louise Drake of Parkersburg; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Vicky Lynn Hoyt; and one brother, Jan Lucas. Services will be 3 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Everett Snyder officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Our hearts and prayers go out to our classmate, Pat Wilson, on the death of her husband.

Bobbie Gene Scadden, 73, of Washington, W.Va., passed away on Oct. 4, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 14, 1940, in Glendale, W.Va., a son of the late Harold "Bud" and Opal Scott Scadden.

Bob was a veteran of the U.S. National Guard and retired from E.I. DuPont Company.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Wilson Scadden; three daughters, Kimberly Scadden Liebau (James) of Washington, W.Va., Kyra Scadden of Mineral Wells, W.Va., and Kristi Scadden (Jeff Cunningham) of Parkersburg; two sisters, Joan McHenry (Bill) of Smithville, W.Va., and Pam Scott (John) of Harrisville, W.Va.; one brother, Mike Scadden of Washington, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Kayla Scadden, James Liebau II, Jacob Liebau and Jonathan Liebau; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert Jeffry Scadden; and one brother, Larry Scadden.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike Street, south Parkersburg, with Pastor Larry Dale officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

An online guestbook will be available at


 

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate, Jerry Reeder.

Jerry Clinton Reeder, 73, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of the local area, passed away Sept. 13, 2013, at Columbus Colony  at Westerville, Ohio.

He was born May 7, 1940, in Parkersburg, a son of the late George C. "Tiny" and Theone E. Roan Reeder.

 

Jerry was a member of Meadow Park Church of God in Columbus, and had been affiliated with Liberty Street Church of God in Parkersburg. He was a 1958 graduate of Parkersburg High  and West Liberty College in 1963. He had worked at Hartmans Sports Card Shop in Columbus for 25 years and was a former school teacher at Little Hocking from 1963-1969, where he started the Elementary Band and had directed the choir at Warren High School. He also taught school at Sandy Valley, where he directed the choir and produced many musicals.

 

Jerry was a member of the Hall of Fame Barbershop Chorus from 1971-1988 and sang in the International Chorus in 1988. He was currently a member of the Singing Buckeye's Barbershop Chorus. He had received many singing awards including Barber Shopper of the Year in 2012. He had sang in various barbershop quartets.

 

Surviving is his brother, Robert B. "Bob" (Pat) Reeder of Little Hocking, Ohio; sister-in-law, Eleanor Reeder of Grafton, Va.; two nephews, Music Minister Eric (Marsha) Reeder of Anderson, Ind., and Brent (Stacy) Reeder of Pace, Fla.; three nieces, Kimberly Turner of Foot Hills Ranch, Calif., Danielle (Donald) Fordyce of Parkersburg and Emily Harper Griffiths (Darryll) of Paquoson, Va.; and several great-nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry L. Reeder; and sister-in-law, Elaine M. Watson Reeder.

 

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at , 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with his nephews, Eric and Brent Reeder officiating, and burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The visitation will be today from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting 

The family would like to express special thanks to the nurses and staff of Columbus Colony Elder Care in Westerville, Ohio, for the excellent care shown to Jerry during his time there.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate, Howard Keffer.

J. Howard Keffer, 73, of Parkersburg, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sept. 9, 2013, at his home.

 

He was born on April 13, 1940, in Wetzel County, W.Va., the son of the late Chester A. and Ina Mae Flesher Keffer.

 

He graduated from PHS in 1958, worked at O Ames, Viscose and Willow Island. He retired from Jimmie Harper Construction. He loved and cared for his family and friends. He enjoyed gardening, traveling to music festivals and the beach, and going to church. He played gospel and bluegrass music. In addition to playing his handmade fiddle for fun, he enjoyed going to Renfro Valley trying to win first place in the fiddle contests. He loved putting a smile on people's faces wherever he went, was kind to all who ever met him and always helped those less fortunate than himself.

 

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Phyllis J. Haymaker Keffer; two daughters, Catherine J. Waggoner and Tammy D. McAtee and her husband, Dan; one son, Jason H. Keffer and his wife, Joyce; four grandchildren, Jess C. Waggoner, Julie Mae Waggoner, Cody Jones and Haley Tyler; two great-grandchildren, Austin Tyler and Mason Koon; two sisters, Elizabeth "Penny" McGowan and her husband, John, and Regina "Jeanie" Brown and her husband, Charlie; several nieces and nephews; and longtime friend, Ray Fought.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Rhonda Mae Morgan.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Daniel Morikone officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Gary Holcomb on the death of his mother.

Vera Holcomb, 93, was called home on Aug. 25, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, while surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Dec. 2, 1919 in Warren, Pa., the youngest of six daughters born to Ray and Nellie Shade Ruhlman.

She was a member of South Parkersburg Baptist Church.

She is survived by her four children, Gary (Judi) Holcomb of Pasadena, Md., Jim (Dixie) Holcomb of Parkersburg, Sue (John) Suttle of Long Bottom, Ohio, and Kathy (Bob) Richards of Mineral Wells, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She has been in her lifetime, a faithful, loving and devoted , mother and grandmother. Her life was spent raising her children, helping in their family business "Susan Kay Candies Co.", and traveling with her husband for both business and pleasure. She was an avid reader and loved working . She enjoyed knitting for her grandchildren over the years, and belonged to a ladies bridge club for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Howard C. Holcomb, and her five sisters.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., south Parkersburg, with Pastor Larry Dale officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Mausoleum. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today, and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at home.

Memorial donations may be made to Vera's favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Hospital, 705 Central Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45202 or

An online will be available at

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Bob Blackburn.

Yesterday The Four Chords lost one of its members to the ultimate quartet. Bob Blackburn passed away yesterday. Mrs. Cunningham put us together in our sophomore year. We sang in school performances as well as at civic and for social groups. Bob was the musical genius that put the arrangements together. The quartet lost a great tenor yesterday.


 

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Laura Jane Tedrick on the passing of their mother.

 

 

Rose Lynn Pavlich Tedrick, 100, of Parkersburg, W.Va., completed her Baptism April 8, 2013, at Eagle Pointe Health Center in Parkersburg

Born Aug. 15, 1912 in Wilpen Pa., Rose was the daughter of Croation immigrants, the late Michael and Maria Pavlic of Monongah, W.Va. She attended Fairmont . On her birthday, Rose wed Robert Benton Tedrick of Fairmont, W.Va. and was widowed Feb. 28, 1953. Both Rose and Bob worked for the Monongahela Power Company.

This hardy centenarian enjoyed four children, 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Her interests included cooking, books, yard sales, golf (Worthington Golf Course) and her fondness for .

Rose was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, Sulo Osco, her beloved husband, Robert Benton Tedrick I, her sons: First Lieutenant Robert Benton Tedrick II (Virginia) of Chattanooga Tenn., Philip Brantner Tedrick and David Hamilton Tedrick of Parkersburg. Daughters-in-law: Jacqueline Cross Tedrick and Roberta Cheatham Tedrick reside in Parkersburg.

Rose is survived by her youngest sister, Julia Osco Shaw, originally from the homestead in Monongah, W.Va., and her two nieces: Alice Shaw and Dr. Ellen de Paredes, M.D. (Victor), now of Richmond, Va. Of her four children, her daughter, Laura Jane Tedrick Starr (William R.) of Louisville, Ky., survives. Her 13 grandchildren include: Stephen Engle Tedrick (Nichole) of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Matthew Benton Tedrick (Ellen) of Tampa, Fla., Susan Lynn Tedrick Kalin (Richard) of Seattle, Wash., Sarah Marie Tedrick Brewer (Roger), Christopher Benton Starr (Cathy) of Jeffersonville, Ind., Jennifer Starr Tennant (Thomas) of Louisville, Ky., Timothy Stark Tedrick (Janet) of Warrenton, Va., Anne Tedrick Humphrey (Bobby) of Centreville, Va., Dr. Michael Tedrick, D.O. of Charleston, W.Va., Jonathan Link Tedrick of St. Cloud, Minn., and Katherine Rose Tedrick of Parkersburg.

Rose's 25 great-grandchildren are: Andrew Ryan Tedrick, Bradley David Brown (Fla.), and Hillary Tedrick of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Anastasia (Stacy)Tedrick, Constantine Benton Tedrick, Alexander Tedrick of Valrico, Fla.; Elliott Kalin, Ethan Kalin of Bellevue, Wash.; Peter Brewer, Carson Brewer of Los Alamos, N.M.; Jennifer Lynn, Ashley, Jamie and Angela Tedrick of Warrenton, Va.; Jessica, Jacob, Allison and Meagan Tedrick of Centreville, Va.; Michael Tedrick, D.O. of Charleston, W.Va. and Jonathan Tedrick of St. Cloud, Minn.; Chancellor Joseph Starr of Jeffersonville, Ind.; and Kurt, Julia Rose, Ian Tennant of Louisville, Ky. Also surviving are 10 nieces and nephews: Suanne Tederick Houck Casseday (Ernest) of Cumberland, Md., Nancy Brown Owens of Springdale, Ark., Emma Jean Delovich (Frank) of Fairmont, W.Va., Michael Delovich (Donna) of Baltimore, Md., Patricia Preolette Lechiara, RN of Wilmington, N.C., Michael Preolitti (Irene) of Monongah, W.Va. and Coralee Preolette Schrecengost (Robert) of North Carolina.

Visitation will be today, from 11 a.m. until noon at the First Presbyterian Church (Harris Room) at 1341 Juliana St., Parkersburg (26101) followed by a Celebration of Life at noon in the church sanctuary, officiated by Reverend Michael Seely. Internment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at .

Memorials may be made to "First Presbyterian Church for the needs of children and youth" or to "Eagle Pointe (1600 27th Street 26101) for the Auguste Cottage Resident Activity Fund." The family appreciates the care of Rose by the staff of Eagle Pointe's Auguste Cottage, Brian Powderly MD, Kate Hasse, APRN, Housecalls Hospice of Parkersburg, Mary Deuley, caring friend, and the community of faith at First Presbyterian Church.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Jack Bradshaw on the passing of their mother.

 

Our loving Mother, Hattie M. Bradshaw, a selfless, generous, strong independent person till the end, was the pillar of our family. After 100 faithful years on this earth, she has finally gone home to her Jesus. We will miss her terribly, but we know she is at last with her God.

 

She grew up in Rock Creek, W.Va., Boone County, and was the daughter of the late Alfred and Leathee Brown Miller, and was born on April 13, 1913. She attended grade school there and was a member of the Rock Creek Church of Christ. She for the last 35 years had attended the Belpre Church of Christ. She married the late W. T. Bradshaw in 1934 with whom she owned and operated the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Danville, W.Va., and had owned the Mercy Corps Ambulance Service in Parkersburg.

 

Survivors include her son, Jack (Jane) Bradshaw of Belpre; a daughter, Ella Frances Milligan of Belpre; her grandchildren, Vicki (Bob) Drain, Ira (Kay) Thompson, Gina (John) Caltrider, Craig (Debbie) Shively, Brent Shively, Lisa (John) Adair, Tracey Buehler, Eric (Lori) Bradshaw, Kevin Bradshaw, Greg (Crystal) Bradshaw, David Kalkreuth, Lora Milligan and Rick Milligan. Also surviving are 22 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Janet Shively; infant son, Richard Lee Bradshaw; a great-grandson, Mark Pansing; and eight brothers and sisters.

 

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Ron Laughery officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg.

 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Peggy Buchanan.

Peggy Eloise Morris, 73, of Parkersburg, passed away April 1, 2013, at the  Cleveland Clinic.

She was born Aug. 12, 1939, at Rockport, a daughter of the late Gilmore Everett and Dora Mae Clegg Buchanan.

Peggy was a member of the North Parkersburg Baptist Church, the American Legion and the VFW.

She enjoyed fishing and was an animal lover and had a special pet dog named Diamond.

Surviving is her son, Brian Dale Grogan of Parkersburg and her daughter, Deborah Kay (Dave) Garrett of Dover, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Chad (Derena) Garrett, Joshua (Kendra) Garrett, Junelle Garrett, Stephanie (Craig) Sopata, Charis Grogan, Carter Grogan and Kyle Grogan; seven great-grandchildren, Akaysia, Brenton, Olyvia and Madelyn Garrett, Sophia Sopata, Brendon Grogan and Jordan Garrett; two brothers, James (Cheryl) Buchanan of Mt. Giliad, Ohio and Gary Wayne (Linda) Buchanan of Creston, W.Va.; one sister, Nancy Grace (Ira) Kimes of Parkersburg and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Neil Morris, in 1998.

There will be visitation on Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth Street, Parkersburg, with a brief service with family members speaking beginning at 8 p.m. Burial of her ashes will be at a later date at the Stoney Bottom Cemetery in Pocahontas County.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Wendell Camp.

Wendell William Camp, 67, of Washington, W.Va., went to be with the Lord Sept. 11, 2008, from St. Joseph's Hospital in Parkersburg.

He was born in Parkersburg, Jan. 9, 1941, a son of the late Cecil William Camp and Mildred Elizabeth (Cain) Camp Halbert.

He was a member of Camden Avenue Church of Christ, formerly owned and operated the Pennzoil Service Station in Lubeck and was a retired mechanic for E.I. DuPont Washington Works with 32 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda (Cochran) Camp of Washington, W.Va.; two children, Linnette Jane Jessie and husband, Tom, of Genoa, W.Va., and William (Bill) Wesley Camp of Washington, W.Va.; two grandchildren, Autumn Jessie and Lindsay Jessie; stepfather, Robert Halbert of Parkersburg; three stepbrothers, Mike Halbert and wife, Cathy, of Washington, W.Va., Dave Halbert and wife, Joan, of Parkersburg and Fred Halbert and wife, Cathy, of Washington, W.Va.; stepsister, Gloria Seckman and husband, Mike, of Parkersburg; brother-in-law, George Steffy of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Carolyn Steffy and Marilyn Sue Williams.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Dana Slingluff officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory . Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Linda Kay Brown.

Linda Kay Ferguson, 72, of Parkersburg, went home Wednesday March 20, 2013, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Marjorie (Price) Brown.

She retired as a teacher from the Freedom Christian School and was very active at First Baptist Church in Belpre, Ohio. She was a member of Post Polio Syndrome Association.

She is survived by her daughter Janet E. Givens (Paul) of Martinsburg, W.Va.; son Robert Eugene Ferguson, Jr. of Summersville, W.Va.; four grandchildren Rebecca Hanline, Timothy Givens, James Daniel Givens, and Stephen K. Ferguson; six great grandchildren; and a brother Charles G. Brown (Diana) of Reedy, W.Va.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Robert Eugene Ferguson.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Pastor David Nutt officiating. Burial will be at Simms Cemetery in Reedy, W.Va. Visitation will be Sunday 2-6 p.m..

Online condolences may be sent to the family at .

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Jim Horner on the passing of his siser.

Della Lou Eaton, 76, of Charlotte, N.C., passed away on March 2, 2013, at the CMC Northwestern Medical Center in Concord, N.C.

She was born in Parkersburg, W.Va., on Aug. 31, 1936, a daughter of the late William and Maybelle Virginia Criss Horner.

Della is survived by her husband of 47 years, James Lee Eaton; two children, Dr. James Eaton and Melissa of Atlanta, Ga., and Sarah Robinson of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren, Katie, Jack and Tyler; and two brothers, Jim Horner of Parkersburg and William Horner of New Jersey.

The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, and for one hour prior to the service Thursday.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting

 

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Blaine Burkholder.

Blaine Alton Burkholder, 74, of Parkersburg, passed away Feb. 24, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in Parkersburg, the son of the late Fred C. and Opal G. Metz Burkholder.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had worked for Burkholder Pest Control and Contracting and later retired from Sears where he worked as a salesman in several departments including the Hardware Department. He enjoyed photography and was an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing and hiking in the mountains of West Virginia.

He is survived by his children, Melvin R. Burkholder of Parkersburg, Robert L. Burkholder of Broadway, N.C., Dr. Garry W. Burkholder, M.D., of Hurricane, W.Va., and Michael J. Burkholder of Broadway, N.C.; his grandchildren, Tiffany Ann Burkholder, Robert L. "R.J." Burkholder Jr., Cody Alan Burkholder, Blake Afton Burkholder, Alva Bryn Burkholder, Reagan Lyn Burkholder and Blaine Marshall Burkholder; and one brother, Ingral L. Burkholder of Parkersburg.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Melvin H. and Vivian Burkholder.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

 

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Joan Cain whose mother passed away.

Irene Cain, 89, of Mineral Wells, W.Va., passed into eternal life Jan. 26, 2013, at Ohio Valley Health Care. (John 14: 1-4) She was born Sept. 24, 1923, in Parkersburg, W.Va., to the late William Clyde Grimm and Lora Tucker Grimm McGinnis. Irene is survived by her daughters, Joan Nowery and Margie (Charlie) Dye; sister, Jerri Cain; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Cecil L. Cain; one son, Cecil L. Cain Jr. in 2011; one grandson; one brother, Ernest Grimm; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

At her request, there will be no service or visitation. Burial will be at Sunset Memory Gardens Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at the convenience of the family. In her memory, do a random act of kindness and keep passing it on. An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Bailey Stewart Dean who passed away on Dec. 2, 2012

Bailey Stewart Dean, 72, passed away Dec. 2, 2012, peacefully in his sleep at home.

He was born July 30, 1940, in Braxton County, W.Va., a son of the late Martha Juanita Dean Griffith. He retired from Wood County Board of Education, where he worked as a . He also worked at Ideal Box Factory for over 30 years. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and member of Sunrise Baptist where he was baptized. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1118, and a member of the American Legion Post #15 and the Eagles Lodge Aerie #2307. He graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1958. He enjoyed bowling, socializing with friends, spending time at Parkersburg Farmers Market and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy of Parkersburg; one son, B. Stewart (Cindy) Dean of Walker, W.Va.; two daughters, Tammy (Robert) Goodwin of Parkersburg and Melissa (Ron) Watson of Parkersburg; four sisters, Alice Pritchard of Parkersburg, Bertha (Larry) Dillon, Texalena (William) Clegg and Clotile (Ronnie) Snider, all of Parkersburg; two brothers, Howard (Cathy) Todd and Thomas Griffith, both of Parkersburg; six grandchildren, Roger Goodwin, Robert Goodwin, Kayla (Monkey) Goodwin, Breanna Watson, Kylee Dean and Brandon (Bubby) Watson; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Bailey and Martha Ann Rebholtz.

At his request there will be no visitation or service at this time.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the WEE Federal , c/o Nancy Dean, for Bailey's grandchildren's education.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Sandra Deem Williamson who passed away on Nov. 8, 2012

Sandra Deem Williamson, 72, of Belmont, W.Va., passed peacefully Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

 

Sandra was born in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Clark and Florence Deem. She was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, and had worked for over 30 years for (American Cyanamid) Cytec Industries as a purchasing agent.

 

She is survived by her husband, Hal C. Williamson; daughters, Sherri Lechner and her husband, Tom of Walhonding, Ohio, Miranda Pierson and her husband, Jim, of Mattapoisett, Mass., Dr. Jamie Williamson Christman and her husband, Bill, of Dallas, Texas, and Gina Williamson Campbell of Jacksonville, Fla., and grandchildren, Rylee, Chuck, Steven, Jimmy, Rosemary, Camille, Emily, Courtney, and Isabelle.

 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with Pastor Jerry Malona officiating. Interment will be in the Willow Island Cemetery, Willow Island, W.Va. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. An online guest register is available at.

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Eugene Dye who passed away on October 26, 1991.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Martha Briggs who passed away on September 8, 1997.

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Patricia Florence on the passing of her father.

  

Horace Golden Florence Jr., 81, of Parkersburg, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 17, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, surrounded by family.

Born March 27, 1931, he was a lifelong resident of Parkersburg, the son of the late H.G. Florence Sr. and Margaret Casto Florence. A 1948 graduate of Parkersburg High School, he affectionately was known as "Boy" all his life. H.G. worked with his father and brother John W. at H.G. Florence & Sons, a business his father started in 1932. He retired in 1999 after 50 years of maintenance and for Union Carbide, Elkem Metals and Gulf Companies. The company also was instrumental in the building of the Parkersburg High School field house, the Parkersburg floodwall, the G.C. Murphy building in downtown Parkersburg and the Baptist Temple Church on Park Avenue. He was a veteran of the and a member of the American Legion Post 15 and the BPO Elks 198, where he was honored as Elk of the Year in 1997. "Boy" will be remembered by his family and his many friends for his gentle spirit and for his love of entertaining at his cabin by the river.

A lifelong member of the Baptist Temple Church, he is survived by his wife of 61 years, Donna; son, David Florence (Joan) of Parkersburg; daughters, Patricia Williams (John) of Parkersburg, Pam Brandon (Stephen), Catherine Vanturini (Vincent) and Karen Tinsley (Joe) of Orlando, Fla.; grandchildren, Matthew Williams, Sara Price, Brooke Florence, Britney Florence, Katie Farmand, Will Brandon, Annie Pampe, Lauren O'Neill, C.J. Tierney and Stephanie and Rebecca Vanturini; eight great-grandchildren; nephews, John and Joseph Florence of Parkersburg and David Weber of West Palm Beach, Fla.; nieces, Debra Rownaghi of Gaithersburg, Md. and Karen Sullivan of West Palm Beach. Along with his parents, he was preceded in by his brother, John; and sister, Peggy Florence Weber.

Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg. Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Carolyn Heckler on the passing of her husband.

William M. Dodrill of Washington Avenue, Parkersburg, departed this life on May 13, 2012 at Ohio Valley Health Care surrounded by his family and many of the caring staff at the facility. He fought a long, courageous battle with the disease known as "Progressive Supranuclar Palsy".

He was born Aug. 31, 1936 in Dille, W.Va., a son of the late Sherman and Marita Lewis Dodrill. After leaving Dille and residing in Akron, Ohio for a short time, his father purchased a restaurant in Parkersburg and operated if for many years. He attended schools in Parkersburg and graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1954, and with great pride joined the United States Air Force serving in France for four years. He returned to the states and began employment with E.I. DuPont where he remained until his retirement in 1996. It was there he formed many wonderful and lasting friendships and was known for calling every person he came across by name and greeting them with a handshake. He was known for his devotion to family and friends, his laughter and love of life and his ability to build, fix or restore just about anything.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Carolyn Heckler Dodrill; his three children, Mark W. Dodrill (Johna), Bryan M. Dodrill (Barb) and Joy Dodrill Unis (Paul); his three step-children, Steven E. Geibel (Tami), Jon M. Geibel (Kimberly) and Kristin Geibel McDaniel (Brant); and his sister, Barbara Dodrill Thompson. He is also survived by his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly and who brought him great happiness and pleasure, Alexander and Addison Geibel, Aislyn and Asher Geibel and Reagan McDaniel, all of Parkersburg and Sean W. Dodrill of Loveland, Ohio; and his sister-in-law and special friend, Lois Flanigan.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Velma M. Thompson Dodrill; grandson, Chandler Dodrill; and his beloved dog, Sydney.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Rev. Dr. Thomas McDaniel officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from noon-1 p.m. prior to the service on Thursday. In accordance with Bill's wishes, Leavitt Funeral Home is assisting the family with cremation services.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, the Foundation for PSP, Parkersburg Humane Society or charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Bob Vincent.

Robert Lee (Bob) Vincent, 72, of Sugar Valley Road, Cartersville, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012.

 

Mr. Vincent was born August 12 1939 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, the son of the late, Harry Wesley and Margaret Lorena Elizabeth (Corey) Vincent. He was retired from General Motors, was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, a member of Woodmen of the World and a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church for 45 years.


He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John Vincent and a sister, Betty Vincent-Goudy.


Surviving are is his wife, Elaine Vincent, two sons, Tim Vincent and his wife Brenda and Bobby Vincent all of Cartersville, grandchildren, Melanie Vincent and Trent Vincent, 6 sisters and brothers in law, Patricia and Gene Boso, Shirley and Jim Sutton, Helen Vincent-James, all of Parkersburg, W. Va., Sally Vincent-Moore of Cartersville, Margaret and Clyde Dawkins of Lubeck, West Virginia, Pamela Vincent of Fredericksburg, Virginia, a brother and sister in law, Harry and Joey Vincent of Chapel Hill, Florida, special nieces and nephew, Mallory Addison Mahoney, Aubrey H. Mahoney and Landon Paris Mahoney and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. At Zion Hill Baptist Church with Rev. David Baker, Rev. Jonathan Padgett and Rev. Jordan Runion officiating.Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Steve Southern, Griffin Padgett, Kelly Abernathy, Byron Chastain, Earl Abernathy and Ronnie Howard.


Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville Georgia is in charge of the arrangements.


Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Gilbert Simmons.

Gilbert Arthur Simmons, 72, of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away April 18, 2012, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 6, 1939, in Parkersburg, son of the late Gilbert Harold and Margaret Golden Simmons.

He was a 1958 graduate of Parkersburg High School. He was a member of the Gideons, was past president of the Vienna Civitan Club, and was a longtime member of the Parkersburg Choral Society. He retired as an insurance salesman and had worked for Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home with the preneed department. He was a 66-year member of First Baptist Church of Parkersburg where he sang in the choir.

Gilbert is survived by his sister, Sandra Simmons, and his niece, Sabrina Henderson, both of Parkersburg, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. April 28 at First Baptist Church of Parkersburg in the church chapel with the Rev. Rich McClure officiating. Interment to follow in the church columbarium.

Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home on Green Street is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Gerold "Jerry" Kirk

Gerald R. Jerry" Kirk passed away March 1, 2012, in Leesburg, Fla.

 

He was born in Wood County, to George E. Kirk and Juanita Faye Deem Kirk.

 

He graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1958. Jerry was an Army veteran and had retired from Ashland Oil Corp.

 

He is survived by his wife, Judy, of Leesburg, Fla., son Bob and wife Mary of Fort Worth, Texas, son Philip and wife Elizabeth of Columbus, Ohio, and nine brothers and sisters, Harold and wife Margie, Jean and husband Tever, Bill and special friend, Lynda, George and wife JoAnn, Wayne and wife Marilyn, Macel and husband Carroll, Romie and wife Eleanor, Edna and husband Don, and John.

 

He was preceded in death by both parents and one sister.

 

A memorial service was held at First Baptist Church in Leesburg, Fla. on March 3, 2012.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Coach Sam Mandich

Anne Mandich, 92, of Parkersburg, beloved wife of Sam Mandich, died March 19, 2012, in Morgantown, W.Va.

She was born in Winber, Pa., a daughter of the late George and Anne Andrews.

She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Sanctuary Society, Catholic Daughters, St. Catherine Guild and the Parkersburg Woman's Club. She worked at the Internal Revenue Service and retired as a secretary of the Wood County School System at Worthington Elementary School.

She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Mary Beth Mandich of Morgantown; four grandchildren, Heather Marie Harris, Samuel Lee Harris (Melissa Kuhlman), Scott Bradley Harris and Benjamin Joseph Harris; and one sister-in-law Gloria Andrews of Weirton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Mandich, Dec. 9, 2006; three brothers, John, Andrew and George Andrews; and one sister, Mary Sunyoger.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, noon at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church with Father Andrew Switzer as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sam Mandich Scholarship Fund, c/o PHS, 2101 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or Mathew 25, c/o St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 2600 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Charles Russell Sellers

Charles Russell Sellers, 72, of Parkersburg passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Wexner Medical Center at OSU Hospital, Columbus Ohio, after a sudden illness.

He was born Feb. 4, 1940, in Parkersburg at home, a son to the late R.L. and Aneth Sellers. He was a retired electrician from American Cyanamid/Cytec, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Broadway/Harmony Baptist Church where he served as Deacon. He also served on the Board of Directors at Willow Island Federal Credit Union. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who devoted his life to family, the service of God, and helping others. He was a joyful giver and had a way of making people feel special.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Leonard Sellers.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judith Sellers, son, Robert Sellers of Parkersburg, daughter, Misty Wright (Eric) of Parkersburg, grandchildren, Lilyan Wright, Marina Wright, and Tyler Wright, sisters, Carolyn Edwards, Alita Sellers Rote, and Jan Kinder, sister in law, Betty Sellers, and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

To honor Russell, let us follow his model and continue loving and giving to one another. Matthew 25: 35, 36 and 40: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.' 40 And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'

Service will be Saturday, 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Don Yeager officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be Friday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Online condolences may be made by visiting .

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Burl L. West

Burl L. West, 71, formerly of Parkersburg, died peacefully in his sleep Jan. 27, 2012.

He retired from Superior Diecast after 37 years. Prior to moving to Cleveland, Burl worked at Union Insulator, Parkersburg.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathryn; son, Burl "Rick" (Debbie), Sandra (Phillip) Credico and Cheryl (Matthew) Schiberl; sister, Betty Young; nine grandchildren including Cameron and Noah whom he was very close. He was preceded in death by his parents Gail B. and Pearl (Sprouse) West and brothers Gail and Ronald.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Rev. David C. Wayland.

The Rev. David C. Wayland, 71, went to his eternal rest on Jan. 20, 2012, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va. after a long term chronic illness and a short hospitalization for an infection.

For a number of years, Rev. Wayland split his time between the D.C. area and his second home in Hedgesville, W.Va. He had served churches in Charles Town, W.Va. area and Hagerstown, Md. before a long career as a Pastoral Psychotherapist in the Washington, D.C. area. He was on the staff of the Pastoral Counseling and Consultation Centers before going into private practice.

Rev. Wayland was born in Parkersburg, played basketball at Marshall University and studied in theater. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and Alpha Psi Omega Dramatic Fraternity. As a youth he was a member of the Parkersburg Chapter of the DeMolay.

After a brief career in radio broadcasting, Rev. Wayland graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1968 and was ordained in the West Virginia Diocese where he served several churches including Zion Episcopal, St. Philips, St. Andrews, Grace and Middleway in the Charles Town area. He also served St. John's Episcopal Church in Hagerstown, Md. and served as interim priest at several more churches.

He continued his lifelong love of sports serving as coach or assistant coach on several youth soccer and basketball teams in Springfield, Va. for years and was an avid golfer playing at Springfield Country Club and at The Woods.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, the Rev. Rose Herr Wayland; two sons, Matthew C. Wayland of Alexandria, Va. and Mark D. Wayland of Arlington, Texas; two daughters-in-law, Jennifer Sadler of Alexandria and Jamie Wayland of Arlington; three grandchildren, Parker, Landon, and Viviana; and one sister, Melody Wayland of Arlington, Va. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Elisabeth Raymond.

A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Martinsburg and will be followed by a reception.

Memorials may be made to the Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304 or Trinity Episcopal Church, 430 Juliana St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Online condolences may be offered at

Our hearts and prayers go out to our classmate Wayne McKibben on the death of his wife!

Barbara S. McKibben 70 of Parkersburg was received into the arms of the angels surrounded by her family on Jan. 62012.

 

She was born in Parkersburg the daughter of the late George Harold and Beatrice Clara Wright Wilson.

 

She was a homemaker and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her flowers, sewing and spending time with her family , especially her grandchildren.

 

She is survived by her husband of 52 yearsCarl Wayne McKibben, her children, Michael Wayne McKibben of Parkersburg and Karen Lynn Knopp and husband Scot tof Parkersburg, her grandchildren, Brandon Patton and wife Brittany Jordan Patton and Aaron Patton, her great-grandson, Brody Patton who was "the apple of Granny's eye", one brother, William Lee Wilson of WashingtonW.Va., and her sister, Paulette Woodyard of Washington.

 

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Pastor Leon Valentine officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Today, Jan. 9, 2012.

 

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Melvin Gotschall

Melvin Howard Gotschall, 71, of Winter Park, Fla., passed away on Nov. 10, 2011.

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Pete Whitaker

Houston "Pete" Whitaker, 73, of Vienna, passed away Oct. 1, 2011, after a courageous fight with a lung infection.

He was born Sept. 17, 1938, in Arlington, Va., a son to Leonard and Catherine Whitaker.

He was a graduate of PHS, class of 1958, and was retired from Dupont. Pete was an avid golfer and loved spending time with friends, neighbors and family. He was a member of Wayside United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Men, Masonic Lodge 172 Vienna, Shriners, UCT 135, and was president of the Worthington Senior Men's Golf Association.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sara Kirtpatrick.

He leaves behind his devoted wife, Ann Whitaker; children, Beth Whitaker Connolly and husband Rick, Jeff Liesure and wife, Sherri, Shanda Kirtpatrick and husband, John, and Paula Marshall and husband, Steve; and grandchildren, Ellie Connolly, Sean Connolly, Haley Marshall, Steven Marshall and Samantha Liesure.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wayside United Methodist Church, Vienna, with the Rev. Pat Kerr officiating. A private burial will take place in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Memorial donations may be made in honor of Pete to the Shriners Hospital.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Housecalls Hospice for their tremendous care.

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Kathryn Duckworth

Kathryn A. Crum, 70, of Frazier's Bottom, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Hubbard Hospice House West.

Kathryn was a retired Registered Nurse from CAMC Memorial Hospital and taught nursing at the Fayette County School of Nursing. She attended the First Baptist Church in St. Albans, W.Va.

She was a 1995 graduate of WV Tech and a graduate of Camden-Clark School of Nursing. She also attended CAMC Memorial Kanawha Valley School of Nursing and the University of Charleston.

Kathryn loved quilting and knitting. Lots of people have warm feet because of her beautiful quilts she made and gave them as gifts to everyone.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Edward Crum of Frazier's Bottom; son, William H. "Bill" Crum (Debbie) of Lancaster, Ohio; daughter, Kim Crum Modesitt (Rodney) of Cutler, Ohio; brothers, Joe Duckworth of Davisville, W.Va., Robert Duckworth of Mineral Wells, W.Va. and John Duckworth of Mineral Wells; sister, Betty Reebrook and Mary Shriver of Mineral Wells and five grandchildren, Jennifer, Wesley, Sarah, Matthew and Alex.

Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Sixth Avenue and Second Street, St. Albans, with Pastor Richard Mace officiating.

The family requests donations be made to: The Kanawha Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Payable to "KVCTU", Jeff Nelson, 1403 Princess Drive, South Charleston, WV 25304 or Hubbard Hospice House, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. West, Charleston, WV 25387.

You may send your condolences to the family:

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.

Our hearts and prayers go out the family of our classmate Dorothy Epler

Dorothy Epler Renfro, 71, of Melbourne, Fla., passed away Sept. 15, 2011, under the loving care of family and Hospice.

She was born Aug. 16, 1940, to the late Leo and Gay Epler of Parkersburg, W.Va.

Dorothy was a retired educator and longtime member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. She was a founding member of Riverside Artists Gallery and active in the DAR. She will be remembered by all as a loving wife, mother and stepmother, caring friend, and devoted grandmother.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, John M. Renfro of Melbourne; daughter, Hannah McDonald (and husband Daniel) of Locust Grove, Va.; son, Douglas Burnside (and wife Shelley) of Richmond, Va.; brother, Robert Epler of Melbourne Fla.; sister, Eleanor Belcher of Rockport, W.Va.; four stepchildren; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Suntree United Methodist Church, Melbourne, Fla.

Donations may be made to Hospice of Healthfirst, 1900 Dairy Rd., Melbourne, FL 32904.

Our hearts and prayers go out to our classmate Dorothy Epler on the loss of her mother

Erma "Gay" Epler, 91, of Parkersburg, passed away Sept. 3, 2010, at her daughter's home in Rockport under the loving care of family and Hospice.

She was born April 4, 1919, in Wirt County, one of eight children of the late Charles Franklin and Ida M. Fultz Heater.

She had been a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, being active with the United Methodist Women, KoCo, Crusaders Sunday School Class and headed the nursery for nearly 30 years.

"Gay" is survived by her son, Robert Eugene Epler of Melborne, Fla.; daughters, Dorothy M. Renfro and husband, John, of Melborne, Fla., and Eleanor R. Belcher and husband, Mike, of Rockport; four grandchildren, Hannah McDonald, Douglas Burnside, Gary Belcher Jr. and Gina Belcher; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, "Gay" was preceded in death by her husband, Leo E. Epler in 2002; and five brothers and two sisters.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. William R. Thomas and the Rev. Jeff Mayfield officiating. Burial will be at Skidmore Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and prior to the services on Tuesday.

Memorials may be made in Gay's memory to KoCo at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 11th and Market streets, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or Amedisys Hospice, 417 Grand Park Dr., Vienna, WV 26105.

 

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Our hearts and prayers go out to our classmate Patricia Harris on the loss of her mother

Geraldine "Jerry" Harris, 90, of Vienna, W.Va., passed away Friday at her residence. She was born Feb. 8, 1921 in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Everett K. and Della Hinzeman Parrish.

Jerry worked at Kroger for 34 years. During WWII she worked at the O'Ames Company making shovels. She is a former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Parkersburg and was a lifelong member of the Beechwood Presbyterian Church in Parkersburg.

Jerry will always be remembered for her thoughtfulness, generosity, and her beautiful smile.

She is survived by two daughters, Sandy Gault (Chester) of Vienna and Patricia Wamsley of Riverview, Fla.; two sisters, Bernice Bibbee of Parkersburg and Betty Wesson of Belpre, Ohio; three brothers, Everett Parrish of Vienna and Bob Parrish and Bill Parrish, both of Washington, W.Va.; her grandchildren, Michael Wamsley, Mark Wamsley (Pam), Bethani Perez, John Wamsley, Greg Gault (Megan), Jay Wamsley (Stacey), and Brad Gault (Kim); and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Glen Harris; three brothers, Donald, Chester and Richard Parrish, and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna with Rev. Steve Melton officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen North Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

Our hearts and prayers go out to our classmate Sandy Simms

Our hearts and prayers go out to our classmate Sandra (Sandy) Sims on the loss of her husband Jim Lange. She lives in Houston, Tx.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Robert Elberfeld

Robert Allan Elberfeld, 71, Tuppers Plains, passed away on July 12, 2011, at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 27, 1940, in Parkersburg, son of the late Betty Renner Deem (Francis) and Robert Elberfeld (Charlotte).

He was a graduate of Parkersburg High School, Class of 1958. He received his B.A. From Marietta College in 1962 and was member and President of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. He received his M.A. Degree from The Ohio State University in 1964. He was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and retired after 32 years of service. Allan was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church. He was president of Elberfeld Farm, Inc. For the past ten years. He was an avid ornithologist and proud to be associated with the Mountwood Bird Club. He was a board member for the Friends of the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Allan was also a published author and most recently wrote for the Route 7 Report.

He is survived by his wife, Nora Elizabeth (Stout) Elberfeld; daughter, Andrea Elizabeth Elberfeld Merrill and her husband, Joel Leslie Merrill; granddaughter, Samantha Elizabeth Swartz; brother, Stan Coates (JoAnn); sister, Julie Elberfeld Dillon; nieces and nephews, Josh and Bobby Coates, Rebecca Elberfeld Hoge (Jack); great-niece, Meta Hoge; and aunt, Carolyn Renner Hall (Van).

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Stephan Renner Elberfeld (Beverly).

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, gathering at The Farm to immediately follow. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Honorary pall bearers will be Joel Merrill, Jack Hoge, Robert Slagel, Gerry Dolan, Jeff Dolan, David Hall and Gary Donahue.

Please direct contributions to Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge, .

An on-line registry is available at

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Lois Annabelle Mills

Lois Annabelle Watson, 71, of Washington, W.Va., died June 23, 2011 at the Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

She was born Aug. 27, 1939 in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Robert Bruce and Nell Ruth Rader Mills.

She worked for Corning Glass earlier in life, was a devoted homemaker and a member of the 10th Avenue Church of God.

She is survived by her husband, Harry C. "Tip" Watson; two children, Brenda S. Watson of Vincent, Ohio, Steven A. Watson of Ripley; five grandchildren, Carrie Hupp, Tyler Wright, Brandon Watson, Sarah Wright, Benjamin Watson; three great-grandchildren, Kiara, Dakota and Carter; one brother, Mark Mills of Parkersburg; and one sister, Peggy "Tootie" McClung of Parkersburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen D. Wright and brother, Bob Mills,

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg with the Reverend Gary Pack officiating. Burial will follow at Lubeck Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Dick Sutton on the passing of his brother Paul Sutton!

Paul R. Sutton, 76, of Parkersburg, passed away April 29, 2011, at Union Hospital in Dover, Ohio.

 

He was born Nov. 26, 1934, in Parkersburg, a son of the late W.O. and Anna Thorn Sutton.

 

Paul was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired construction worker and carpenter. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling and playing pool. He was a former member of American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg.

 

He is survived by one son, Mark Sutton of Vienna; five sisters, Hazel Mercer of Vienna, Virginia Heiby of Parkersburg, Norma Jean Reiver of Norfolk, Va., Judy Yocum of Parkersburg and Sharon Davis of Vienna; three brothers, Robet Sutton of Belpre, James Sutton of Parkersburg and Dick Sutton of Washington, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Harold Sutton.

 

Funeral services for Paul will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Green Street, Parkersburg, with Pastor Chuck Ferrell officiating. Burial will be in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens with full military honors by American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Memorial donations can be made to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 West Third St., Dover, OH 44622. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

 

Condolences may be sent to www.lamberttatman.com

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Howard Dale Gribble

Howard Dale Gribble, 71, of Mineral Wells, W.Va., passed away Feb. 19, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 21, 1939, in Ritchie County, a son of Garoldine Day Gribble of Parkersburg and the late Hayward Gribble.

Mr. Gribble retired from E.I. Dupont Co. Washington Works after 37 years of service and was The Elder at 14th Avenue Gospel Mission Church in south Parkersburg.

He is survived by his wife, Deloris N. Eddy Gribble; two daughters, Debbie La Pan (Steve) of Washington, W.Va., and Sherry Steele (Brent) of Mineral Wells; three sisters, Carol Ann Gribble of Parkersburg, Mary Godfrey of Tennessee and Mona Strong (Roger) of Elizabeth; a sister-in-law, Sue Gribble of Parkersburg; two brothers, Tom Gribble (Carol) and Mark Gribble (Bonnie), all of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Justin Kidder, Khaila (Nick) Riffle, Dustin Steele, Andrew Sajdak-La Pan, Hope (Josh) Nickleson, Tori Cunningham-La Pan, Trent La Pan and Emmanuel La Pan; step-grandson, Corey Steele; foster grandchild, Ariel Willoughby; and great-grandchildren, Addyson, Valorie, Chandler, Seth and Blake.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Denzil Gribble.

Funeral services for Mr. Gribble will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at 14th Avenue Gospel Mission Church with Pastor Tim Burch officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., south Parkersburg, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

Online condolences may be sent to

Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of our classmate Shelvia Harr

Shelvia J. Harr, Neely, 72, of Parkersburg, died Jan. 21, 2011, at her residence.

 

She was born Nov. 5, 1938, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Willis L. and Virginia J. (Charlton) Harr.

 

She is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Allen (Dan); a son, Douglas Burkhammer; sisters, Edna Roberts and Sandra Jonas; brothers, Gary Harr and Larry Harr; and eight grandchildren.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Abdella.

 

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Shawn Jonas officiating. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. today. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery North.

 

Online condolences may be sent at www.leavittfuneralhome.com





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