Belmont County, Ohio
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Obituaries


Submitted by Cheryl Skinner unless otherwise noted.

 

Baker, Mrs. Beryl: Mrs. Beryl Roby Baker, 73, of RD 3, Beallsville, died Saturday February 5th at Barnesville Hospital. She was born at Belmont, May 17, 1903, a daughter of the late John and Laura McGaughy Roby. She was a Protestant by faith. Preceded in death by her husband, Orville, she is survived by a brother, Harold Roby of RD 3, Beallsville. Two brothers, James and Albert and one sister, Erreatha Porter are deceased. Friends were received at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home in Bethesda, where final rites were held Tuesday, February 8 at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Bob Jones officiating. Interment was made in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville. [Barnesville Enterprise]

Baker, Elizabeth: Elizabeth Powell Baker, 76, of RD 1 Bethesda, died Saturday at the Barnesville Hospital. She was born March 8, 1903 at Bethesda, a daughter of the late William and Hannah Lowe Moore. She was a member of the Bethesda Nazarene Church. Her first husband, Zenas Powell died in 1969. Surviving are her husband, Russell Baker; three sons, Robert and Amos Powell, both of Bethesda, Allen Powell of Barnesville; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda, tonight 7 to 9 and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Bachman officiating. Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda.

BAKER, Miss Isabella, in St. Clairsville, Ohio, April 17, aged 37 years.  [Cincinnati Daily Inquirer, Apr 25, 1870- submitted by L. Dietz]

Ballard, Marie: Marie Kirkpatrick Ballard, 76, Bethesda, died Thursday in Barnesville Hospital. She was born Jan 27, 1912 at Kodol, WV., a daughter of the late Orris and Cora Sapp Kirkpatrick. She was a retired employee of Union Local Schools, a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Bethesda, and a volunteer at the Barnesville Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Ballard. Surviving are three sons, The Rev. Garry Ballard of Hickory, NC., Roger Ballard of Westerville and Larry Ballard of Nevada; five daughters, Mrs. Isaac (Laurel) Gray of Westland Mich., Mrs. Ronald  (Sharon) Lane of Piedmont, Mrs. David (Iris) Wilson of Louisville, Mrs. Michael (Suyza) Funari of Barnesville and Mrs. Larry (Dawn) Kester of Jacksonville, NC.; two brothers, David and Donald Kirkpatrick; two sisters, Helen Vice and Delores Melville; 25 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Bethesda, with the Rev. Garry Ballard and the Rev. Bill Hayden officiating. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda. [Times Leader, Sep 1988]

Barbe, Barbara Collins: Barbara Collins Barbe, 63, of Lynn Road Belmont, died Friday in Barnesville Hospital. She was born Feb 11, 1925 at Egypt Valley, daughter of the late H. Stanley and Cleo Walker Collins. She was a member of the Morristown Christian Church. Surviving are hr husband Carl; three sons, Larry, Donald and Terry, all of Belmont; tow brothers, Alfred Collins of Lady Lake, FL., and Clifford Collins of Bethesda; nice grandchildren. Friends will be received at Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda, today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with Rev. Richard Bishop and Rev. Paul Greenwood officiating. Burial follows in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. [Times Leader]

Barbe, John: John A. Barbe, 71, a resident of Morristown, died Monday morning at Barnesville Hospital. He was born April 28, 1912 at Morristown, a son of the late Lloyd and Vera Skaggs Barbe. He was a retired employee of Belmont County Engineers Department and a member of the First Christian and the Odd Fellows Lodge, both at Morristown. He was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Barbe and a sister, Lorell Wilson. Surviving are his wife Martha lee Barbe; a son William Barbe of St. Clairsville; a sister, Mary Gail Wilson of Columbus. Friends will be received at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home Morristown, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Morristown. [Times Leader, 05 Jul 1983 pg. 11]

Bartlett, Leslie Wayne: Leslie Wayne Bartlett, 55, Belmont, died Tuesday at Belmont, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Sept 23, 1931 at Wheeling, a son of Margaret Barrett Bartlett and the late Leslie Bartlett. He was an employee of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., in Yorkville plant, a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church, Hazen Lodge at Bethesda, Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge and a veteran of the U. S. Army. Surviving in addition to his mother, a resident of Belmont, are his wife, Janie Gordon Bartlett; a daughter Mary Ann Lucas of Belmont; a granddaughter, Meagan Lucas of Belmont. Friends may call at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Lewis Kilzer officiating. Burial will be in Belmont Cemetery. [Times Leader]


Beard, Jack:
Jack Beard, 76, 57625 Hunter Road, Bethesda, died Tuesday evening Barnesville Hospital. He was born March 9, 1914 a son of the late O. Fink and Cora Sutton Beard. He was a retired employee of the State of Ohio, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 276 at Somerton, Somerton Lodge No. 354 F & AM, Barnesville Chapter No. 69 Royal Arch Masons, Barnesville Council No. 97 Royal and Select Masons, Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge and Aladdin Temple Shrine at Columbus. He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Hatcher Beard. Surviving are a Step-son, Robert Hatcher of Barnesville; two sisters, Florence Bailey of Canton and Martha Calloway of California; a step-grandson. Friends will be received, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, where services will be held Friday at 1 p.m., with the Revs. Susan Yackey and Jim Schoonover officiating. Burial follows in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda. Masonic services will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m., in the funeral home. [Times Leader]

Beard, Velma M.: Velma M. Beard, 75, Rt. 1 Hunter Rd., Bethesda, died Sunday, Oct 25, 1987 in Barnesville Hospital. She was born March 25, 1912 in Belmont County, daughter of the late Tilden and Bernice Perkins White. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star Chapter 276, Somerton. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Delbert Hatcher. Surviving are hr husband, Jack Beard; a son, Robert Hatcher of Barnesville; two sisters, Mrs. Dennis (Gail) Jenewein and Mrs. Elmer (Grace) Moore, both of Bethesda; a brother, Arthur White of Centerville; a grandson and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held this afternoon, October 28, from the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home with Rev. James Schoonover officiating. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery. Eastern Star services were held Tuesday evening at the funeral home. [Barnesville Enterprise, 28 Oct 1987 pg. 2]

Bell, Mrs. E.
Died - On the 29th February in Henderson county, Ill., Mrs. E. Bell, daughter of Alex. Frazier of Martinsville and wife of Admiram Bell, formerly of this vicinity. [Belmont chronicle.(St. Clairsville, Ohio), April 09, 1857, KT - Sub by FoFG]

Benson, Betty Ann: Betty Ann Benson, 60, of 221 Fair St., Fairview, died Friday May 7,1993 in Noble County, a daughter of the late Darwin and Nelda Hutchison Griggs. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde H., and an infant sister. Surviving are three stepsons, Lynn Benson of San Antonio, Gaylord and Clifford Benson of Fairview; one stepdaughter, Sharon Miracle of Marengo; 10 step grandchildren; several step great-grandchildren and one step great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday with Rev. Tom Detling officiating at the Campbell-Plumy-Milburn Funeral Home. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Guernsey County Cancer Society. [Barnesville Enterprise, 12 May 1993 pg. 2]

Benson, William Ronald: William Ronald Benson, 78, Barnesville, formerly of Bethesda, died Monday in City Hospital, Bellaire, He was born Sept 11,1911 in Belmont County, a son of the late William Caldwell and Sarah Imelda Wilcox Benson. He was a retired farmer, coal miner and a Methodist. He was preceded in death by his wife Nellie Harper Benson. Surviving are four sons, Charles K. of Canton, Lawrence E. and Stephen G. both of Beallsville, and Francis G. of Barnesville; a daughter, Esther Reed of Beaver Creek' a brother, Raymond of Akron; a sister Laura Kemp of Chestnut Level; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Friends will be received, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home Bethesda where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday. Burial follows in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda. [Times Leader, 12 Dec 1989]

Betts, Myrtle: Myrtle Betts, 88, of Sandy Ridge Rd. Barnesville, died Sunday at home. She was born June 13, 1904 in Bethesda, a daughter of the late Parkinson and Sarah Elizabeth Walker Lynn. She was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church, Barnesville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Friend; a stepdaughter, Evelyn Bailey; four brothers; two sisters. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Gene Miller officiating. Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda. [27 Oct 1992]

Birdsong, Elijah Perry, M.D.
Bellaire, Ohio, March 1, (1858) ae. 39. Dr. B. was a native of Virginia. He received the degree of doctor in medicine in 1852, and commenced the practice of his profession in Bellaire the same year. He was an intelligent gentleman, a sincere friend, and an honor to his profession. In him the poor have lost a liberal benefactor.
[Source: "Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858"; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. Tr. by K. Mohler]

Blake, Anthony: Anthony (Tony) Blake, 100, Carriage Inn , Cadiz, formerly of Bethesda, died Wednesday evening at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz. He was born December 27, 1888 at Uniontown WV., a son of the late Wiley and Lavina Showalter Blake. He was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church Former constable and marshal at Bethesda, and had been a cigar roller for several years at Bethesda. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Gail Wineman Blake, his second wife, Florence Swank Blake; a daughter, Wavie Whitacre; a son Charles; four brothers and a sister. Surviving are a daughter, Helen Morris of Mansfield; four sisters, Della, Deliah, both of Florida, Madge of Adena, and Jessie of Hopedale; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda, Friday 6 to 9 p.m., where funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m., with William Hayden officiating. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda. [Times Leader]

Blake, Clarence W. : Clarence W. Blake, 65 Belmont, died Friday March 16 2001 at Cleveland Clinic. He was born March 23, 1935 in New Athens Ohio, son of the late Lawrence and Esther Wade Blake. He was a retired from R&F Coal Company a veteran serving in the US Army and a Methodist. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Scott Blake; two sisters, Darlene Blake and June Dosson. Surviving ar Shirley Phillips Conley of the home; two sons, Larry Blake of Bethesda and Clarence Jr. of Manchester, MD, a daughter Tammy Siragusano of St. Clairsville; two stepsons, Darryl Conley of Dayton and Isaac Conley of Belmont; 12 grandchildren; eight sisters, Jean Bailent of Norton, Georgia Wes, Melba McCombs, Dorothy Gatten, Linda Stubbs, all of Belmont, Carolyn Kanzig of Perrysville, Barbara McKeen of Cadiz, Janet VanFossen of Flushing; two brother, James Blake and Dale Blake, both of Belmont. Friends will be received today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Kelly-Kemp-Braido Funeral Home Bethesda, where services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Virginia Geiger officiating. Burial follows in Belmont Cemetery. [18 Mar 2001]

Boniphant, Raymond C.: Raymond C. Boniphant, 87, 812 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, died at his home on Sunday, October 25, 1987. Born January 6, 1900 in Belmont County, he was the son of McClelland and Margaret Rankin Boniphant. He was a retired timber buyer and member of the Hendrysburg United Methodist Church. His wife, Mary, preceded him in death in 1983; also three sisters and one brother. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Services are being held this afternoon, October 28, from the Campbell-Plumly Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Tom Detling officiating. Burial will be made in Hope Cemetery, Hendrysburg. [Barnesville Enterprise, 28 Oct 1987]

Botkin, Friend J.: Friend J. Botkin, 81, former Quaker City resident, died October 4 at Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Home in Sandusky, Ohio. He was born near Calais in Noble County. He was a bridge carpenter for the B & O Railroad, now called the Chessy System, also worked as a coal miner and in highway road construction. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion of Quaker City and the Disabled Veterans of Cambridge. Surviving are one brother-in-law Walter Morris of Quaker City; one sister-in-law Vera Hunt Carter of Edison, Ohio; one nephew, George Tuttle of Quaker City; one niece, Catherine Morris Carpenter and son, Donald Carpenter and family of Salesville and Gene Butler and family of Quaker City. Funeral Services were held at the Chapel, October 8 at 9:30 p.m. conducted by the Protestant Chaplain the Rev. Mr. Eric D. Collie and interment was made in Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Home Cemetery, Sandusky, Ohio. [Barnesville Enterprise]

Brandon, Estella H.: Mrs. Estella Hopkins Brandon, 77, of Bellaire, died Wednesday August 18 in the City Hospital. She was born May 30, 1888 in West Virginia. A son, Eugene, preceded her in death. Surviving are five sons and a daughter, Sanford Goldsmith, Zanesville, William and Leroy, Martins Ferry, Charles, North Lawrence, OH., Lawrence, Bellaire and Mrs. Clara Riley, Parkersburg; five brothers Richard, Durwood, Roscoe, Raleigh and William Hopkins all of Parkersburg; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Merril, Crescent, WV., Mrs. Glenn Norman, Belpre, Mrs. Anna Hartley, Parkersburg; and 34 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Walter C. Bauknecht and Son Funeral Home. Bellaire, after 6 p.m. tonight. Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire, OH. [Times Leader, 19 Aug 1965]

Briggs, Mrs. Agnes: Mrs. Agnes Briggs, 330 South Broadway, passes to the great beyond about 8:35 p.m. February 17th at the advanced age of 78 years, eleven months, five days, from the infirmities of age, She was the widow of Samuel Briggs, who died eleven years ago. Mrs. Briggs was born near Somerton, but has been living here for several years back, with her two sons, Charles and George who with their brother, Elmor of south of town and Mrs. Martha McMichael survive. The funeral services were conducted by W. H. Becks of the local A. M. Church. [Barnesville Enterprise]

Brooks, Chester: Chester Brooks of Hunter died on his way to the General Hospital early Sunday morning after he had been found on the B&O railroad crossing east of town. He was discovered by a train crew who immediately summoned police aid. The cause of this death can only be speculated upon. It is thought by many that he fell from a train and suffered a fractured skull. The body was taken to the Campbell Funeral Home and services were held there Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Nolan Lewis of the First Christian Church. Burial was made at Ebenezer Cemetery. Mr. Brooks was the son of Mrs. Barbara Brooks who survives him. He was born November 12, 1897. Besides his mother he is survived by one son and one daughter, several aunts and uncles. [18 Aug 1938]

William Broomhall
Belmont Chronicle (St. Clairsville, OH.) Thursday, September 1, 1870
ACCIDENT.--Wm. Broomhall of Somerset township was killed on Wednesday, last while assisting at raising a building near his home. We did not learn the particulars with regard to the manner of his death, but suppose it to have been caused as usual, by the falling of some of the timbers. He leaves a family.
Submitted by Unknown


Brown, Alta Mae
Alta Mae Brown, of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997. She was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and moved to Lake Panasoffkee from Mt. Pleasant, Ohio in 1968. She returned to Ohio, in 1994. She was a medical surgical aid, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lake Panasoffkee. Her survivors include a step-son Jerry Brown, and a step-daughter Donna Lightner, both of Moundsville, W. Va.; a brother William Sickle of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio; a sister, Margaret Jarriells, of Adena, Ohio; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997 at 3 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Dillonvale, Ohio. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum, Bushnell. Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, handled the local arrangements.
[Sumter County Times (FL), 1 Jan 1998 - Sub. by M. Hancock]

Brown, Dr. John A.: Dr. John A. Brown, 83, who was a physician in the Morristown area for 50 years before retiring, died Thursday, June 16, 1994 in Mount Carmel Hospital. He was a resident of Morristown, born Oct 17, 1910 in Bethesda, a son of the late John Arthur Brown and Elizabeth Moore Brown. He was a retired staff member oat the Barnesville Hospital and the Barnesville Medical Center. He was a past president of the Morristown State Bank and a member of Morristown United Methodist Church. He served as a battalion surgeon during World War II with the 495th Field Artillery. He was a past member of the Bethesda-Belmont-Morristown Rotary Club. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Elizabeth Brown; three sisters, Eleanor Smith, Martha Piersol and Ann Mechem. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lucille Smith Brown; a son John Arthur Brown III of Bethesda; a daughter, Carol Brown Blaney of Ashville; two sisters, Dorothy Lewis and Susan Heskett both of Bethesda; five grandchildren. Friends will be received 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home, Bethesda, where services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Karl Fitch and Rev. Craig McMillen officiating. Burial follows in Union Cemetery, Morristown. Memorial contributions may be made to the Morristown United Methodist Church or the Barnesville Hospital Association. [Times Leader, 17 Jun 1994]

Brutthey, Charletti Ohio Pioneer Dies
Mrs. Charletti Brutthey
, 91, died here yesterday, giving to posterity 127 descendents. Include in the list are four sons, three daughters, 39 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and five great-great- grandchildren. Mrs. Brutthey was born here in 1837. [The Lima News - Dated: Jan. 4, 1929, Bellaire, OH - Contributed by Linda Dietz]

Bumgardner, Albert : Albert Bumgardner, 63, of Hartford, formerly of Neffs, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon while at work at Hartford. Death was due to and apparent heart attack. He was born May 07, 1902, at Powhatan, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bumgardner, but resided most of his life at Neffs. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louetta McHenry Bumgardner; following children, Mrs. Lucille Baldwin, John Bumgardner, both of Warren, Roger of Hartford, Mrs. Leona Derr of Sharon and Mrs. Olive Schenk of Neffs; 18 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Love Funeral Home at Cortland. Burial will be in the cemetery at Hartford.

Bumgardner, Marion: Marion Bumgardner, 85, a resident of Dennison, died at Twi City Hospital, Monday. He was born at Key, May 12, 1898, a son of the late John and Adliane Berry Bumgardner. He was a sewer piper. He is survived by his wife, Laura Opal Hardy Bumgardner, four sons, Earl of Uhrichsville, Joseph of Dennison, John of Uhrichsville, Gene of Guernsey; four daughters, Merlene Fair of Freeport, Magratha Shearer Glendaine Toole and Dora Lippencott, all of Uhrichsville; 29 grandchildren; a sister, Enree of Frankfort, IL. He was preceded in death by a brother, five sisters and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Freeport, with the Rev. Roach officiating. Burial will be in Sewellsville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. [Times Leader, 05 Jul 1983 pg. 11]

Burdette, Willie
Little Willie, a fifteen-month-old child of William and Effie Burdette, died at the home of its parents on Main street, this morning, at half-past three o'clock. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock. Interment at Riverview. The sorrowing parents have the sincere sympathy of their many friends.
[The Evening Times, Martins Ferry, Ohio - Feb 4, 1892, from: Microfilm edition, Ohio Historical Society, Roll #22847 - Sub. by Nancy S. Edwards]

Burkhart, Mae Delilah: Mae Delilah Burkhart, 83, of Belmont, died Saturday at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling. She was born March 13, 1907 at Neffs, a daughter of the late Samuel and Emma Koher Wright. She was a member of Belmont Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Burkhart and Russell Lynn Burkhart; three brother; three sisters. Surviving are one daughter Glenna McWilliams of Belmont; one son, Samuel Burkhart of Key; one brother, Ralph Wright of Seville; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Kelly0Kemp Funeral home, Bethesda, today 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. where services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with John Hamilton and Mike Fuchs officiating. Burial follows in Belmont Cemetery. [Times Leader, 27 May 1990]




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