Calhoun County West Virginia

Obituaries and Death Notices


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Anderson, Raymond O.
     Mount Zion – Raymond O. Anderson, 54, of Mount Zion, Calhoun County, died Friday in Roane General Hospital, Spencer, of injuries received Sept. 4 in a logging accident in Lewis County.
      He was a native of Randolph County and was a World War II veteran. Mr. Anderson wasa timberman and an employee of Kobbers Lumber Co.
      Surviving: wife, Betty; son, William of Morgantown; daughters. Mrs. Joyce Wamsley, Mrs. Carol Holden, Mrs. Betty Heather and Miss Barbara Anderson, all of Buckhannon; father, Marvin Anderson of Clarksburg: brother Larry Wilde of Clermont, Fla.; sisters. Mrs. Jeanette Cheslock of Baltimore, Md.. Miss Shirley Wilde of Florida.
      Service will be 2 p.m. Monday in Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Mount Zion.
      Friends may call after 5p.m. Sunday. [Charleston Gazette, November 9, 1974 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]

Arnold, Addie Gertrude -
Aug. 17, 1884 - May 14, 1955
      Addie Gertrude Arnold, 70, of Grantsville, died Saturday, May 14, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in Calhoun county Aug. 17, 1884, a daughter of the late Harvey and Addie Samples Campbell.
      She was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist church, near Minnora.
      Surviving are five daughters, Miss Noma Arnold at home, Mrs. William B. Woody of St. Marys, and Mrs. D. B. Kimble, of Akron; four sons, Doy of Superior, Ariz., Denver of Charleston, Lester and Melvin of Grantsville.
       Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Arnold.
       Final rites were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday from the Bethlehem Baptist Church, one mile east of Grantsville. The Rev. Paul Morrison, the Rev. Ray Bartlett and Rev. Foster Tuttle were the officiating ministers. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
[The St. Marys Oracle, May 19, 1955 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]

Arthur, Louie D.
      Minnora - Louie D. Arthur, 72, of Minnora. Calhoun County, died Thursday in Roane General Hospital, Spencer.
     Service will be 2:30 p.m.Sunday in Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial will be in Prudence Chapel Cemetery in Minnora.
     Friends may call after 2p.m. today.
[The St. Marys Oracle, May 19, 1955 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]      

Ball, June
Name June Ball
Birth Date ca 1935
Birth Place Calhoun County, West Virginia
Death Date January 7, 2015
Death Place Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia
Spouse Paul Ball
Father Arthur Starcher
Mother Ida Husk
Children Patricia Spindle, Steven Ball, Donald Ball,
Siblings Pauline Malone, Jean Veach
Burial Place Sunset Memory Gardens, Wood County, West Virginia
Source Calhoun Chronicle Online Obituary Database

Barr, Sam
Editor Sam Barr Dies In Asylum.
Sam Barr, aged 50, owner and editor of the Grantsville News, died Thursday at the hospital for the insane at Spencer. He was admitted to that institution May 12. It was seen at that time that he could not long survive. Mentally and physically he rapidly collapsed, and for three days precding his deathhe lay in a stupor. An invalid wife, a daughter and son survive. The funeral will be held at Grantsville.  [The Daily Telegram, May 24, 1907 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

Bennett, Barbara Rosalea
Name Barbara Rosalea Bennett
Birth Date ca 1950
Birth Place Calhoun County, West Virginia
Death Date January 20, 2001
Death Place Rosedale, Braxton County, West Virginia
Spouse Larry R. Bennett
Father Curtis Marks
Mother Lucy Marks
Children Malinda Bailey, Ernest R. Bennett,
Siblings Carl Marks, Lester Marks, Ray Marks, Ronzel Marks, Kathleen Sohar, Virginia Brady, Wanda Lee McCumbers, Vicky Chastain, Darrell Marks, Basil Marks, Delamr Marks
Burial Place Sunset Memory Gardens, Wood County, West Virginia
Source Mill Fork Cemetery, Rosdale, Gilmer, West Virginia

Nathan Bennett Family
We desire to acknowledge the receipt of a communication from Grantsville, Calhoun county, giving a description of the sad drowning on the 18th instant, of the family of Mr. Nathan Bennett, It has already been chronicled in these columns, however. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV), March 24, 1875, Volume 12, Issue 300, Page 2 - Transcribed By AFOFG]

Bower, Gary Wayne 
7-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bower of Sissonville died Sunday morning. Surviving besides the parents are three sisters. Lorraine of Grantsviile, Juanita and Barbara at home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p. m. at the United Brethren church at Grantsville, followed with inte`rment in the Big Bend cemetery. Stump funeral home of, Grantsville in charge. [Charleston Daily Mail, March 20, 1945 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]

Critchfield, Mary Francis
Name Mary Francis Critchfield
Birth Date September 27, 1896
Birth Place Calhoun County, WV
Death Date 2:22 a.m., Monday April 15, 1985
Death Place St. Thomas Hospital, Akron, Summit County, OH
Burial Place Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV
Death Age 87
Occupation Deem McNicol Pottery, Clarksburg Casket Factory
Matital Status Widow
Gender F
Mother's Name Matilda Knight
Father's Name J. H. Smith
Spouse Name Forrest "Foxy"  Critchfield
Residence 1710 Preston Ave., Akron, Summit Co., OH
Source Akron Beacon Journal, Tuesday, April 16, 1985

Davis, George
of Grantsville, drank three gallons of hard cider yesterday and died. [Wheeling Register, Oct. 1, 1895 - Transcribed by AFOFG ]

Dye Jr., James A.
Name James A. Dye Jr.
Birth Date ca 1897
Birth Place Calhoun County, WV
Death Date May 3, 1985
Death Place Akron City Hospital, Akron, Summit County, OH
Burial Place Hillside Funeral Home, 547 Canton Rd., Akron, Summit Co., OH
Death Age 88
Occupation Firestone Tire & Rubber Comoany
Matital Status Widower
Gender M
Spouse Name Minnis Dye
Source Akron Beacon Journal, Saturday, May 4, 1985

Duskey, Mrs. Carrie
Name Mrs. Carrie Duskey
Birth Date ca 1898
Birth Place Calhoun County, WV
Death Date Jan 13, 1978
Death Place Elyria Memorial Hospital, Elyria, Lorain County, OH
Burial Place Bethlehem Cemetery, Calhoun County, WV
Death Age 80
Matital Status Widow
Gender F
Mother's Name Jenny Wright
Spouse Name Floyd Duskey
Residence Elyria, Lorain County, OH
Source The Glenville Democrat, February 2, 1978

Ferrell, Mary (Emily)
(Copy of newspaper clipping- undated, unnamed)
     Mrs. Mary (Emily) Ferrell died at 5 A.M. Sunday morning, November 5, 1911, at the Stump Hotel in Glenville.
     Her maiden name was Mary Knight. She was born November 2, 1819, in what was then Green County, PA., but now Monongalia County, W. Va.  At the time of her death, she was 92 years and 3 days old.
     At the age of 20 she was married to Thornton Fleming Ferrell, who was four years older than herself.  He died January 11, 1893.   They moved to Calhoun County about 56 years ago and resided there until the death of Mr. Ferrell. For about 8 years, Mrs. Ferrell had lived with her daughter, Mrs. C. P. Stump.

     In her early years Mrs. Ferrell had been a member of the Methodist Church,but about 4 years ago she united with the Spruce Hollow Baptist Church in Calhoun County, then under the pastorate of Rev. John Bennett.
     She leaves six surviving children: Thomas K. Springfield, Mo.; French , Roxbury, O.;  L. E., Prosperity, Mo.; Mrs. C. P. Stump, Glenville, W. Va.; Mrs. Dorcas Walker, Topeka, Kansas, and W. S. Ferrell, Richwood, W. Va.
     At the time of her death, her grandchildren numbered 50 and her great grandchildren 41.
     She was buried Monday by undertaker Mahone at Norman Ridge Cemetery in Calhoun County.  Rev. D. M. Conley, of the Baptist Church, conducted religious services.
     A good woman is gone. She rests from her labors and works do follow her.
     Notes: Mary most likely was born in Monongalia County, (W)V as that is where her father appears in census records.  Part of Monongalia County was incorporated into Greene County, PA, in 1796.
     Mary is buried in Hunt Cemetery which is on Norman Ridge. (Submitted by Linn Ferrell Baiker)

Hamilton, John M.
Report of the Committee on Legal Biography
Charles McCamic, Secretaery State Bar Association, Bluefiled W. Va.
Spencer, W. Va. Dec. 27, 1916
John M. Hamilton, of Grantsville, died at eleven-thirty A. M. to-day at the age of 62. Was once clerk of House of Delegate, member of that body and congressman from Fourth District. Was prominent in his party and respected by all for his sterling honesty and strength of character. John M. Baker. [Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of The West Virginia Bar... by West Virginia Printing Company, 1917 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Hamilton, Lorentz C.
      Lorentz C. Hamilton, 68, of Grantsville, died in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg, Jan. 1. He was born Jan. 24, 1887 in Grantsville, the son of the late John M. and Minnie Cook Hamilton.
      Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nelle Dodson Hamilton; tow sons, Lorentz C. Jr. and Victor Hamilton, both of whom were associated with him in law offices; two grandchildren;

He is also survived by three brothers John Hamilton of Grantsville, Dr. Richard Hamilton of St. Marys and Dr. W. P. Hamilton of Chapmanville; four sisters, Minnie Hamilton and Mrs. Grace Long both of Grantsville; Mrs. Hope Fetty, of Tacoma, Md.; and Mrs. Mary Morgan of Bridgeport, W.Va.
      Funeral services were conducted at 2:00p.m. Jan. 4, from Knots Memorial Methodist Church at Grantsville, with the Rev. J.Q. Geiger, pastor officiating. Interment was made in the Bethlehem cemetery with graveside rites conducted by the Grantsville Masonic Lodge, No 40, A. F. & A. M.  [The St. Marys Oracle, Jan. 7, 1954 - Transcribed by AFOFG]

Hoogerwood, Dicie May Moss
Name Dicie May (Moss) Hoogerwood
Birth Date   
Birth Place Calhoun County, WV
Death Date June 5, 1985
Death Place   
Burial Place Rose Hill Burial Park
Death Age 80
Occupation Housewife
Matital Status Widow
Gender F
Spouse Name William "Bill" Hoogerwood
Residence Akron, Summit Co., OH
Source Akron Beacon Journal, Tuesday, June 6, 1985

Huffman, Johhny
Editors of the Register
      Drowned, in the Little Kanawha river, Calhoun County, W. V., April 5, 1874, a little son of Absalom and Edith Huffman, aged a little over three years.
      The sketch of his memoir was a bright-eyed and lovely boy. His loss is deeply mourned by his parents and all that knew him. A short time before his death he sang,
      "Christ is our Captain,
      he will lead us safely to rest on Canan's shore."
Christ has lead him there to rest with his three little sisters that had gone before. When we look at those four little graves it reminds us that they are four little angles in Heaven. My God comfort the bereft family; may they all meet around the throne, where they will never be separated.

The little feet that followed them,
That voice that such music gave;
The little hands and cheeks thou has so often pressed,
Lie silent in the grave.

They'll never toil through weary years,
Nor breath for anguish free;
They'll never shed those bitter tears,
That grief has rung from thee.

His blessed spirit has flown away,
Too pure to linger here;
A little longer you must stay,
And then you'll meet him there.

Among the saints in paradise,
His shining formust dwell,
And calmly wait the appointed hour,
'Till you shall meet him there.

By His Grandfather.  [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV), Volume 12, Issue 104, Page 3, August 3, 1874]

Jarvis, Russell
Name Jarvis, Russell

Age 52
Residence Chloe, Calhoun Co., WV
Date of Death Wdnesday, Jan. 10, 2001
Place of Death His home
Father Walter L. Jarvis
Mother Anna B. Tanner Jarvis
Spouse Patricia Sniffin Jarvis
Predeceased by Brothers Ray Jennings Tanner and Ronald Allen Jarvis
Survivors Spouse: Patricia Sniffin Jarvis; Son: Jason Wayne Jarvis of Fort Hood Texas and Ryan David Jarvis of Chloe, WV; Brothers: Henry Lee Jarvis and Larry Jarvis, both od Nebo, WV, Roscoe B. Jarvis of Creston, Ohio, Roger Jarvis, Marvin Jarvis and Ricky Jarvis all of Chloe, WV; Sister Virgie Crossley of Newark, Delaware.
Cemetery Coen Cemetery, Nebo, Calhoun Co., WV
Director Rev. Paul Parsons 
Obituary Published Date and Name of Newspaper Calhoun Chronicle  Submitted by AFOFG

Johnson, W. Burl "Mouse"
Name Johnson, W. Burl "Mouse"
Age 77
Residence Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV
Date of Death Jan. 15, 2001
Place of Death Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV
Father Homer Johnson
Mother Velma Burrows Johnson
Other Information He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving as a frogman with the Underwater Demolition Team 11. He retired in 1985 after 39 years of service with Demuth Glass. He attended Cedar Grove Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors Wife Pauline McAtee Johnson; Sons Roger D. Johnson of Parkersburg and H. Steven Johnson of Walker; daughter Linda Bush of Walker; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; special friend Neil Horner of Green bank 
Place of Funeral Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg, WV
Cemetery Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown, Wood Co., WV
Director Rev. Robert Cornell and Rev. David Morgan
Obituary Published Date and Name of Newspaper Calhoun Chronicle  Submitted by AFOFG



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