West Virginia State Site

Gilmer County, West Virginia

Obituaries and Death Notices



Bartlett, Rev. Nelson
Name  Rev. Nelson Bartlett
Age  89
Residence  Berea, Ritchie County, WV
Date of Death  22-Jun-1988
Place of Death  Louis A. Johnson VA Hospital, Clarksburg, WV
Date of Birth  
Place of Birth  DeKalb, Gilmer County 
Father  Pinas W. Bartlett
Mother  Clara Wright Bartlett 
Spouse  Daisy P. Garton Bartlett
Occupation  Pastor
Other Information  He was ordained as a Baptist minister in Three Poplars Baptist Church' He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I and a 32nd degree Shriner.
Predeceased by  Daisy P. Garton Bartlett; Three brothers, Orville, Troy and French Bartlett.
Survivors  Five sons, Starling Bartlett of Big Bend, William Bartlett of Huntington, Rev. Ray Bartlett of Big Springs, Eugene Bartlett of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Harley Bartlett of Logan; one stepson, J.D. law of Chino, California; one sister, Stella Greitzner of Vero Beach, Florida; one brother, Wanna Bartlett of Williamsport, Pennsylvania; 11 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Date of Funeral  26-Jun-1988
Funeral Home  Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville
Cemetery  Bethlehem Cemetery
Officiating  Reverends Zane Gray, Bill Angel and Barry Skaggs 
Obituary Published Date and Name of Newspaper  Calhoun Chronicle, June 30, 1988
Submitted by  AFOFG

Boggs, Raymond
Name  Raymond Boggs
Age  89
Residence  Grantsville, West Virginia
Date of Death  27-Nov-91
Place of Death  Calhoun General Hospital 
Place of Birth  Gilmer County, WV
Father  Alpheus Boggs
Mother  Mary Teters Boggs
Spouse  Ina Barr Boggs
Occupation  Bridge Builder In Indiana and Ohio
Other Information  U.S. Navy Veteran; World War II Veteran; Member of the First Baptist Church of Grantsville; Life member of the VFW.
Survivors  Wife, Ina Barr Boggs; one daughter, Kathryn Rishak of Atlanta, Georgia; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Linda Boggs of Akron; four grandchildren, and five grea-grandchildren.
Date of Funeral  30-Nov-91
Funeral Home  Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, WV
Cemetery  Bethlehem Cemetery.
Obituary Published Date and Name of Newspaper  Glenville Democrat, December 5, 1991
Submitted by  AFOFG

Holden, William Robert
Son of James T. and Hannorah Holden, was born August 6, 1860, at Glenville, West Virginia, and departed this life at the Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, December 24, 1946, at the age of 86, 4 months, and 18 days. At the age of five he moved with his parents to Warrenton, and all the rest of his life he lived here. Mr. Holden was one of Warrenton's most successful and progressive business men. For more than 40 years he, as a druggist, was known the country over and, as the proprietor of the Colonial Hotel, he was known far and wide. In 1937, he retired from the business and since that time lived quietly at his home near the College Methodist Church, of which he was a member.
On September 29, 1897, he was married to Miss Hattie M. Straube of Wright City. To this union were born four children, Ruth, Mrs. A. A. Buschmann, of Dallas, Texas; Lorena, Mrs. Harry L. Heflin, of Warrenton; Lecil, Mrs. Herbert Bice of Athens, Georgia; and a son William Robert Holden, who preceded his father in death July 25, 1913. In addition to his widow and his three daughters, he is survived by four grandchildren, Robert and Barbara Buschmann, Larry Heflin and William Herbert Bice; a brother, Richard Lee Holden, of Warrenton; three nices, Mrs. Robert Bruce of University City, Mrs. Harry Ratliff of San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. Reed Harkness of St. Louis. His kindly disposition and his optimistic outlook upon life won him the affection and respect of everyone. Source: Warrenton Banner (Warrenton, Missouri) Thursday, January 2,1947  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Huron, B.B.
Instantly Killed - Bridgeport, W.Va., March 23 - A young man was instantly killed here Monday, by trying to step on a moving train.  From papers found about him, he was from Glenville, Gilmer county, or Huttonsville, Randolph county.  His name is B.B. Huron from the same papers. [March 24, 1887; Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV)]

Malona, Catherine Ruth
Name  Catherine Ruth Malona
Age  78
Residence  Grantsville, Calhoun Co. WV
Date of Death  Saturday, June 1, 1991 
Place of Death  St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV
Place of Birth  Index, Gilmer County, WV
Father  Norval S.Westfall
Mother  Nannie A. Tallhammer Westfall
Spouse  C. O. Malona
Occupation  Homemaker
Predeceased by  C. O. Malona; four sisters and two brothers
Survivors  two sons, Jerry Malona and Charles Malona Jr., both of Grantsville; three daughters, Ernestine Carson of Rockport, Joy Bush of Kanawha, and Doris Roberts of Glenville; two brothers, Junior Westfall and Parker Westfall, both of Grantsville; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral Home  Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville
Cemetery  Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV
Obituary Published Date and Name of Newspaper  The Glenville Democrat, June 6, 1991 
Submitted by  AFOFG

Marshall, Lenna
Name  Lenna Marshall
Age  99
Residence  Grantsville, Calhoun Co. WV
Date of Death  Thursday, December 26, 1991
Place of Death  Americare-Glenville
Place of Birth  Gilmer County, WV
Father  Wesley Wigner
Mother  Amanda Barnes Wigner
Spouse  Budge Marshall
Other Information  Rresident of Grantsville since 1906; Member of the First Baptist Church of Grantsville; One of the organizers and past presidents of American Legion Post No. 82 in Grantsville.
Predeceased by  Budge Marshall in 1963; one son, Harold J, Marshall; one daughter, May M. Moore and five sisters
Survivors  Son, Frank Marshall of Huntington; one daughter, Jeannette Stump of Stumptown; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren
Date of Funeral  Sunday, December 29, 1991
Funeral Home  Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, Calhoun Co., WV  
Cemetery  Bethlehem Cemetery
Director  Rev. Stanley Ash
Obituary Published Date and Name of Newspaper  The Glenville Democrat, January 2, 1992
Submitted by  AFOFG

Nutter, Jasper Newton
Born in Glenville, West Virginia, March 12, 1851, departed this life at Roy, New Mexico, February 19,1920. Was the youngest child of Christopher and Marie Nutter, a member of a family of seven, all of whom have preceded him except one brother, Preston Nutter of Salt Lake City, Utah, who was unable to be here. The deceased was left orphan when a mere child, his father passing away when he was four years of age and his mother departing this life when he was only eleven years of age.
Mr. Nutter was married December 7, 1879 to Sallie F. Harless and unto this union eight children were born, namely, Paul H. Nutter, Cimmarron, New Mexico, Nira B. Nutter, Dawson, New Mexico, Jasper P. C. Nutter, Price, Utah, T. Cleveland Nutter, Price, Utah, Shirley S. Nutter, Albuquerque, New Mexico, D. Stein Nutter, Willard, New Mexico, C. Lillian Nutter departed this life July 22, 1896, John R. Nutter, Roy, New Mexico.
He was a tender and loving husband and father and his death is deeply mourned by all his loved ones. For a number of years Mr. Nutter was almost a cripple from Rheumatism but he lived above his disability and was not deterred from homesteading a farm and making it pay. He was a great reader and thought much of  what he read so that he was able to converse intelligently on a variety of subjects. Those who were well acquainted with Mr. Nutter, held his word as inviolate and knew he was honest to the last cent. If he left no more for his posterity, these things in themselves are a rich inheritance for his children and a proud memory to his life companion. the funeral service was conducted at the home by O. W. Hearn, after which his body was laid to rest in Roy Cemetery. Source: The Spanish American (Roy, New Mexico) March 6, 1920  Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst

Pyles, Harley Edward
Name Harley Edward Pyles
Age  64
Residence  Glenville, WV
Date of Death  Jan. 13, 2001
Place of Death  Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital
Father  Raymond Pyles
Mother  Pearl Greenlief Pyles
Other Information  He was a Baptist
Predeceased by  Father Raymond Pyles; Sister Elaine Pyles
Survivors  Mother Pearl Greenlief Pyles; Sisters betty Linger of Glenville and Alice Mackey of Weston; Brothers Ronnie Pyles of Weston, Robert D. Pyles of Cedarville, Ernest L. Pyles of Normantown and Francis D. Pyles and Gary W. Pyles both of Glenville
Place of Funeral  Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Normantown, WV
Cemetery  Mt. Carmel Batist Church Cemetery
Director  Rev. Roger Luzader
Obituary Published Date and Name of Newspaper  Calhoun Chronicle
Submitted by  AFOFG

Skinner, Virginia
Name  Virginia Skinner
Age  76
Residence  Glenville, W. Va; Akron, OH
Date of Death   
Place of Death  Calhoun County General Hospital in Grantsville, W. Va.
Other Information  Member of the Smithville Baptist Church in West Virginia, and June Rebekah Lodge 56
Survivors  Sons, Ernest F. Wathey of Akron, Ben Wathey of Barberton daughter, Betty Rader of Glenville, W. Va.; brothers, Isaac Ringer of Glendora, Calif., and Floyd Ringer of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Date of Funeral  August 18, 1990
Funeral Home  Raiguel Funeral Home
Cemetery  Garden of Faith Mausoleum, Greenlawn Cemetery
Obituary Published Date and Name of Newspaper  Akron Beacon Journal, August 18, 1990
Submitted by  AFOFG

Smallridge, William B.
A Remarkable Case.
William B. Smallridge, who died a few days ago at Glenville, in Gilmer county, W. Va., carried a bullet in his heart for thirty-seven years. He was a member of Co. E. First West Virginia Infantry in the civil war, and in September 1861 while marching through Gilmer county was shot by someone in ambush, the bullet entering Smallridge's chest at the lower point of the scapula, on the left side, passing thence directly through the left lung into the left ventricle of the heart. The force of the bullet was so broken that it did not penetrate the inner wall, but the regimental surgeon pronounced the wound fatal and left Smallridge to die. He did not die, however, but was sent back up the Little Kanawha river in a skiff to his home, in Glenville, where he recovered and has since lived. A few weeks ago, while on his deathbed, he asked Dr. G. O. Brown to make an examination of the wound after his death. This Dr. Brown did and found the bullet imbedded in the heart. Surgeons pronounce it the most extraordinary case on record.  [Alexandria Gazette. (Alexandria, D.C.), November 19, 1898]

Smith, Violet
Name  Violet Smith
Age  92
Residence  Spencer, West Virginia
Date of Death  Monday, April 19, 2004
Place of Death  Miletree Center, Spencer, WV
Date of Birth  July 20, 1911
Place of Birth  Stinson, Calhoun County, WV
Father  Nelson Jarvis
Mother  Lora Ann Hicks Jarvis
Spouse  Chester Rolfe; George E. Smith
Occupation  Retired owner and operator of a tree nursery
Predeceased by  Her first husband Chester Rolfe and her second husband George E. Smith; three brothers, Harry, Cecil and Ernest Jarvis; two sisters, Mae Moss and Myrtle Lauber
Survivors  Two sisters, Ruby May and Eva Parsons, both of Spencer; stepchildren, George E. Smith Jr., Richard H. Smith, Maddie Nowack, Lucy Wieland and Thressa Wright, all of New York; sister-in-law Louise Rolfe of New York.
FFuneral Home  John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer
Obituary Published Date and Name of Newspaper  The Post-Standard, April 19, 2004
Submitted by  AFOFG

Stalnaker, Ann Louise
Name  Ann Louise Stalnaker
Age  83
Residence  High Street, Glenville, Gilmer Co., WV
Date of Death  Sunday, July 1, 2007
Place of Death  Her residence
Date of Birth  Aug. 14, 1923
Place of Birth  Cabot Station, Calhoun County, WV
Father  Raymond L. "Jim" Carpenter
Mother  Beulah Burch Carpenter
Spouse  Jack V. Stalnaker (married Nov. 6, 1948)
Occupation  West Virginia Department of Welfare as a social worker in Gilmer and Calhoun counties
Other Information  Graduate with Normantown High School's class of 1942; During World War II, she worked for Firestone Rubber & Tire Company in Akron, Ohio, as a welder in their defense plant, making airplanes; Graduate of Glenville State College in 1966 . Member of Kanawha Drive Church.  
Survivors  Jack V. Stalnaker; One daughter and one son along with their spouses: Sue Ann and Ted Charles of Buffalo, N.Y., and David and Judy Stalnaker of Glenville; Three grandchildren survive: Erin Nichols of Buffalo, N.Y., Gretchen Stalnaker of Phoenix, Ariz., and Abigail Stalnaker of Glenville.; Four siblings, Helen Harris of Spencer, June Westfall of Akron, Ohio, Doug Carpenter of Smith Mountain Lake, Va., and Mary Lou Powell of Wadsworth, Ohio; One sister-in-law Maureen Carpenter of Hanceville, Ala., wife of her late brother, Gary. Also surviving is her caregiver for the past several years, Ramona King of Glenville.  
Date of Funeral  Thursday, July 5, 2007
Funeral Home  Ellyson Mortuary, Glenville, Gilmer Co., WV
Cemetery  Collins Cemetery, Stumptown
Director  Ellyson Mortuary Inc.
Obituary Published Date and Name of Newspaper  Charleston Gazette, July 3, 


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