West Virginia State Site

Clay County, West Virginia
Obituaries and Death Notices

Allen, Marion Samuel
Marion Samuel "Sam" Allen, 84, of Summersville passed away on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, after an extended illness. Born Dec. 9, 1923, in Widen, Clay County, he was a son of the late John Samuel and Lottie Teresa Rodgers Allen. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Delma Samples Allen, and a brother, Eugene "Moe" Allen. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Summersville, Masonic Blue Lodge 126, Ripley, and Nemesis Shrine, Clarksburg, and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was retired from LeRose Motors and had served as an assistant administrator of Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, and as administrator of Calhoun General Hospital. He had served on the West Virginia Nursing Advisory Board and was an Army veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his daughters and their husbands, Kaye and David Hamric of Elkview and Anna Lou and Jerry Rucker of Falling Rock; sons and their wives, Harold J. and Nancy of Gilbert, Ariz., Gordon L. and Jody of Lancaster, Pa., and Roger D. and Amanda of Salado, Texas; sister, Kathleen Rollyson of Eleanor; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at White Funeral Home, Summersville, with the Rev. James Crouch officiating. Interment will follow in Walker Memorial Park, Summersville.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  [Charleston Dailey Mail, November 4, 2008 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]

Sampson, Mrs. Mary Effie
Mrs. Mary Effie Gray Sampson, 73, of Maysel, Clay County, died Wednesday in a Spencer Hospital. Surviving; daughters, Mrs Evelyn Holt of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mrs Ora "Chug" Boggs of Winston-Salem N.C., Mrs Doris Blankenship of Anchorage, Alaska, Mrs Pauline "Pod" Eagle of Charleston, Mrs Mary Jane Blankenship and Mrs Lora "Doll" Blankenship, both of Maysel; son, Richard "Rick" of Miami, Fla.; sisters, Mrs Donna Osborne and Mrs Janie Stephenson, both of Clay; brother Bill Gray of Clay. Service was held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Wilston Funeral Home, Clay, with the Rev. Doyal Cruikshank officiating. Burial in Wayne Cemetery near Maysel. Note: Mary is d/o Andy Mack Gray and Sarah Perkins, Mary was born in Nicholas Co., in Aug 1899  [Clay County Free Press, pg 1, Thursday, 30 Nov 1972 - Sub. by Franklin Sampson]

Slack, W. H.
Slack Services-Funeral services for W.H. Slack, 81, prominent Clay county farmer and father of G.E. Slack of Charleston, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the home at Duck. Burial will follow in the family cemetery, with the Hardman and Hardman mortuary of Clay in charge.Mr. Slack died Wednesday at his home after a long illness. Surviving also are his widow, Mrs. Martha Slack; five other sons, R.E. Slack and J.H. Slack of Obrion, Clay county; H.C. Slack, C.W. Slack and L.C. Slack of Duck, and a daughter, Mrs. M.W. Hardway of Valley Fork.  [May 4, 1939, The Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston W. Va. - Submitted by Shauna Williams]

Stone, Mrs. Mary Martha
The body of Mrs. Mary Martha Stone, who died at a Charleston hospital at 5 o'clock, Sunday morning, was sent over the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad this morning to her home at Carterboro, in Clay county, where interment will be made tomorrow. Mrs. Stone was the wife of J. W. Stone, and was 48 years old. Her death was due to gailstones. Source: The Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston, West Virginia) Monday, July 27,1914  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

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