Hon. James D. Armstrong
Romney, W.Va. September 5- Hon. James D. Armstrong died here last night
at 8 o'clock. He had been in feeble health for some years, and, though
a great shock to the community, his death was not unexpected by those
who knew him best. His wife, a daughter of the late Dr. Wm Foot, for
fifty years pastor of the Presbyterian church of this place, survives,
him though in feeble health. The family of the Armstrong;s was once
very numerously represented here, though the Judge is the last of the
name in Hampshire county. A deep sense of personal loss fill every
James D. Armstrong was born of Scotch-Irish stock in this country about
72 years ago, and since early manhood has served his people in various
useful capacities. In early life he joined the Presbyterian church, and
for most of his long and spotless life he has been a member of the
session and taken a most active part in all the work of the church. He
was admitted to the bar at an early age, and served as prosecuting
attorney before the war. He also represented the county in both
branches of the Virginia Legislature during the troublesome times of
the war. After the war he resumed the practice of law in Hampshire, and
was elected to the convention that framed the present constitution of
the State in 1872.
Later he was one of the three prominent candidates for the office of
Judge of the Circuit, Jas Allen of Moorefield, and Col. Robert White,
now of Wheeling, being the other two. Armstrong and White withdrew in
favor of Allan, thus securing the election of the latter, and at the
death of Judge Allan, Mr. Armstrong succeeded him, and was on the bench
till April,'92, when he resigned on account of failing health, and
Judge Daily received the appointment to the vacant bench, and was
afterwards elected to fill the unexpired term. The funeral of Judge
Armstrong will probably take place to-morrow or Thursday. Source:
Wheeling Register (Wheeling, West Virginia) Thursday, September 7,
1893 Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst
William Baird, infant, son of Mr. & Mrs. W. N. Baird of Romney,
March ? 1894 (Review March 15, 1894 - reprinted in
"Hampshire History Magazine" 5/2006 - Submitted by R. Wayne McGahuey)
William Wayne Blackburn Jr.
AUGUSTA, W.Va. - William "Bill" Wayne Blackburn Jr. of Augusta died
after a long and courageous battle with cancer Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004
in his home. He was 47. Mr. Blackburn was born Nov. 14, 1956, in
Winchester, Va., son of Mary Lou (Malick) Blackburn of Augusta and the
late William "Jack" W. Blackburn Sr. He was a 1975 graduate of
Hampshire High School in West Virginia. Mr. Blackburn was a 14
year veteran of the United States Air Force serving in Grenada and
Desert Storm and stationed at one time at the Dover Air Force Base in
Dover, Del. He was employed by Lantz Construction Co. in
Winchester, Va. until he was diagnosed with cancer. Mr. Blackburn
was a lifetime member of Wappacomo Post 1101 VFW of Romney, a member
and past commander of the American Legion Post 91 of Romney and a
faithful member of the Hampshire County Veterans Honor Guard and Firing
Squad. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a
daughter, Jessica Blackburn; and his paternal grandmother, Blanche M.
(Bowman) Blackburn. He is survived by his wife, Connie Jo
(Barbee) Blackburn of Augusta; a daughter and a son-in-law, Megan and
Neal Shoemaker of Romney; his mother, Mary Lou (Malick) Blackburn of
Augusta; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Dorothy Meadows of Augusta,
and Donna and George Hose of Shanks; three grandchildren, Dylan Bowman,
Taylor Shoemaker and Lakin Shoemaker of Romney; three nephews, Marine
Sgt. Joseph D. Smith, and wife Abbie of Jacksonville, N.C., Holden
Meadows of Shanks, Riesen Meadows of Augusta; a niece, Billie J. Lewis
and her husband Todd of Augusta; three great-nephews, Gavin and Garet
Smith of Jacksonville, N.C., and Gage Lewis of Augusta. Friends
may call from 7 to 9 p.m Sunday in Shaffer-Warnick Funeral Home,
Romney. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in the
Shaffer-Warnick Funeral Home in Romney. Mr. Don Kesner will officiate.
Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Romney where military rites
will be accorded by Hampshire County Veterans Honor Guard and Firing
Mrs. Julia Davis, aged about 60 died at home of Benj. Shanholtzer in
this vicinity, on Saturday night last. (Review March
15, 1894 - reprinted in "Hampshire History Magazine" 5/2006 - Submitted
by R. Wayne McGahuey)
Jane C. Garrison
GARRISON – Jane C was born in Hampshire co, Va, 6 Aug 1814, and born
again in her 17th year. Her maiden name was Vandiver, dau of Samuel
Vandiver, decd. She was married to Thomas E Garrison, Sept 1835. She
came to Mo in 1839, and departed this life in Shelbyville , Mo , 19 Apr
1877 … She was a model in all the relations of life she filled – as a
wife and mother – as a member of the Church. – WW McMurry (Source: The St. Louis Christian Advocate; Compiled and
Published by Mrs. Howard W. Woodruff, C.G.R.S.; Obituaries, July 1877 –
Dec. 1879; 12 Dec. 1877; transcribed by Kim Mohler)
At Romney, W. Va., Monday, February 8, 1897, Nora daughter of Michael
and Eliza Garvey, aged 11 years. [Wheeling
Register (Wheeling, WV) Sunday, February 14, 1897; transcribed by FoFG
Postmaster at Romney, and a prominent and influential democrat of that
section, died at his home in that place on Friday morning. Source: the
Weekly Register (Point Pleasant, W. Va), 21 Feb 1894 Transcribed
by: Debbie Oberst
Mrs. Tucker Godlove
Godlove: Rev. Shives will preach the funeral of Mrs. Tucker Godlove at
Zion on the 3rd Sunday in August, in the morning and there will also be
services in the evening and the remainder of the week. (Review
July 25, 1894 - reprinted in "Hampshire History Magazine" 5/2006, p.11
- Submitted by R. Wayne McGahuey)
Rev. Stacy L. Groscup
Reverend Dr. Stacy L. Groscup, 84, of Hornbeck Road passed away Tuesday
Sept. 20, 2005, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. Stacy was born Nov. 2, 1920,
in Capon Bridge, Hampshire County, W.Va., son of the late Arthur W.
Groscup and Jeanette Lusby Groscup.
Stacy graduated from Point Pleasant High School in 1941 and went on to
earn various degrees from Morris Harvey College, presently the
University of Charleston, in 1944; Duke Theological Seminary, North
Carolina in 1947; and achieved his Doctor of Divinity from Morris
Harvey College/University of Charleston in 1962.
Stacy was an ordained Methodist minister since 1947, serving churches
throughout West Virginia, which included Powellton, UMC, UMC of
Lewisburg, Spruce Street UMC, Morgantown, Goshen Baptist Church,
Morgantown, as well as Interdenominational Services at Big Bear Lake,
During that same period of time, he served as chaplain to Laird
Memorial Hospital, in Montgomery, The Federal Correctional Institution
for Women, Alderson, West Virginia University Hospital/Ruby Memorial
Hospital, and as volunteer chaplain to the Morgantown Police Department
and Monongalia General Hospital. Stacy also held the position of
ombudsman for West Virginia University and served as an elected member
of the Monongalia County Board of Education.
While attending Duke University Seminary, he served in the V-12 Program
as a combat swimmer instructor for the Underwater Demolition Teams,
during World War II. He was also associated with many nature and
conservation programs throughout West Virginia, many other states and
Canadian provinces. Stacy's lifelong interest in Native American
culture sparked his pursuit of instinctive archery for which he was
probably best known. Some of his most notable record shots with bow and
arrow included hitting seven consecutively thrown aspirins in the air;
three baby aspirins with three arrows shot at one time; a single BB
with one arrow and seven mustard seeds with one arrow. These shots have
been seen by thousands of people and repeated at archery shows
throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Throughout his lifetime Stacy was active in many outdoors and
recreational activities including, aquatics and canoeing, hunting with
firearms and archery, trapping, fishing, big game guiding, scuba
diving, spelunking, archeology, taxidermy, woodworking and leather
carving. A few of the many accomplishments and awards received by Stacy
include the "I am the NRA" of the National Rifle Association, Sportsman
and Conservationist of the Year-WV Division of Natural Resources,
member of the Archery Hall of Fame, and 32nd Degree Scottish Rite
Mason. He has also served on many local, state, and national
committees, most recently the Monongalia County Board of Education.
Stacy is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marguerite; a son and
spouse, Stacy Reece and Sandy Groscup of Core; daughter and spouse, Tia
Dawn and Gary E. Albertazzie of Morgantown; four grandchildren, Shawna
Groscup, Casey Moore, Carey Moore, and Adam Wells; brother, Arthur
Groscup and wife, Betty L., of South Charleston; sister, Mary Jean
Nicosia of Rock Hill, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Stacy was preceded in death by one brother,
James Groscup and one sister, Yowleth Bryan.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday Sept. 29, at the St.
Francis DeSales Roman Catholic Church located on U.S. 119 South/Grafton
Rd. and Interstate 68 of Morgantown. Pastor Dan Meadows of the Goshen
Baptist Church will be officiating. [Charleston
Gazette, Sep. 27, 2005 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]
Mrs. L.B. McBride
Mrs. L. B. McBride, wife of L. B. McBride, formerly of near Augusta,
died at her home near McKeesport, Penn., last week. The remains were
brought through here Monday and were taken back to the old home for
burial. She leaves a husband and several small children.
(Review March 15, 1894 - reprinted in "Hampshire History Magazine"
5/2006 - Submitted by R. Wayne McGahuey)
Wilbur R. McIntyre
Wilbur Roscoe "Bud" McIntyre, 81, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died
Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at his home.
Born November 15, 1923 in Hampshire County, he was the son of the late
Ira Albert and Bertha Theola Catlett McIntyre.
He was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Berkeley
He helped construct Cacapon State Park while working with the Civilian
Conservation Corps. He had worked with the West Virginia Department of
Highways and was an accomplished woodworker and craftsman.
He is survived by one sister, Betty Jo Spencer, Martinsburg; and
several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary
Madeline Miller McIntyre on November 17, 1996; one sister, Marie Baker;
and five brothers, Wilson, Willard, Clyde, Clark and Cleo McIntyre.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 2 at the
Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs.
Interment was at Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Cross Junction, Va. [The Morgan Messenger, Jan. 5, 2005 - Transcribed by Therman
A man named Bud McLaughlin was drowned in the river, near Beaver
Bottom, Hampshire county, Tuesday. He rode his horse into the stream
while intoxicated and refused to attempt to extricate himself when
directed how to do so by Mrs. T. M. Stickley, who witnessed his
foolhardy action. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling,
WV) Monday, June 8, 1885; transcribed by FoFG mz]
Luke W. Michael
Luke W. Michael, 88, of Nitro passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, at
Teays Valley Center in Hurricane, W.Va., after a long illness.
He was a native of Ruckman in Hampshire County, W.Va., and a resident
and practicing attorney in Nitro since 1948. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army Air Corps, 98th. Bomb Group, during World War II, having
served with distinction in the European and Eastern Mediterranean
theaters of operations. Luke was a recipient of the Soldier's Medal,
the EAME Theater Ribbon, with 11 Bronze Stars, and a unit citation for
Luke attended West Virginia School of Law in Morgantown, W.Va., and
Pittsburgh University. He was a former schoolteacher and principal in
Slanesville, W.Va., a former employee of the WV Treasury Department,
and former Nitro City attorney. He attended The Nitro Church of God.
He is survived by his wife, Armetha, of Nitro; son, Darel of Dunkirk,
Md.; and many friends; neighbors; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Cooke
Funeral Home Chapel in Nitro with the Rev. Rob VanFossen officiating.
Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park in St. Albans. There
will be no visitation. Cooke Funeral Home in Nitro is in charge
of the arrangements. [Charleston Gazette, Sep. 19,
2004 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]
Vivian M. Parlett
Vivian M. Parlett, age 88, of Chicago, IL, formerly of Yorkville, IL,
passed away Friday, November 28, 2003 at the St. Joseph's Hospital in
Chicago, IL. She was born February 3, 1915 in Hampshire County, WV, the
daughter of William and Lavina (Miller) Miller.
Vivian was united in marriage in October of 1941 to Mr. Thomas Parlett.
Mrs. Parlett was a member of the Yorkville Congregational Church. She
was formerly employed as an elementary school teacher in West Virginia.
Vivian loved spending time with her family and friends and will be
Survivors include her four children, Bonnie (Otis) Land, of Manhattan,
KS, Rosey (Bill) Clark, of Yorkville, IL, Larry Parlett of Chicago, IL,
and Thomas Parlett of Akron, OH; her four grandchildren, Chuck (Denise)
Clark, Tim (Stacy) Clark, Melissa (Isao) Ameku, and Michael Land; and
her six great-grandchildren, Braden, Graham, Sydney and Owen Clark,
Katie Ameku and Thomas Parlett.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lavina Miller;
and her husband, Tom.
Burial of cremains will take place at Woodrow Cemetery in Paw Paw, WV.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes 630-553-7611. Philip S. Nelson,
Owner and Director. [The Beacon News, Nov. 30,
2003 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]
Hampshire county, WV -- Powell, Cuthbert, d. at Llangollen, the
residence of Cuthbert Powell, 5 Jan 1826, in his 25th yr. He was of
Hampshire County, VA., and a member of the Romeny Bar. (25
Jan 1826, National Intelligencer - submitted by Kim Torp)
Jacephas Powell died at Mr. P. Leith's on Friday Feb. 23, 1894 at the
age of 68. (Review March 15, 1894 - reprinted in
"Hampshire History Magazine" 5/2006 - Submitted by R. Wayne McGahuey)
Ferman Gilbert Pugh
Education Patron Succumbs at home. Ferman Gilbert Pugh, 78, for over a
half century identified with commercial, banking, civic and educational
advancement in the city, died at 5 a. m. today. He was unmarried and
made his home with his sister, Mrs.. Oliver S. Wilson, 15 south Liberty
street. He attended a meeting of the directors of the Commercial
Savings Bank last Friday night. Sunday he was taken ill and never
rallied. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Maud P. Wilson, widow of
Oliver S. Wilson, and Mrs. Florence P. Deetz, wife of William R. Deetz,
this city. A native of Hampshire county W. Va., Mr. Pugh came with his
parents, Solomon J. and Margaret E. McDonald Pugh, to Cumberland in
1872. His father had served in the Confederate army. Ferman G. Pugh as
a young man became a clerk in the store of Lucius M. Shepherd, dry
goods merchant, this city. Later, with Oliver S. Wilson, his
brother-in-law, he established the wholesale hardware firm of Wilson
& Pugh, South George street, which he continued to devote his time
in the last forty five years, first as traveling salesman, and later as
president and manager. He was identified with a number of local
enterprises, including the Maryland Shoe Company, a wholesale firm
until its dissolution. He was one of the organizers of the Commercial
Savings Bank, served as a director, and later as president. He never
was a candidate for public office, but served as a member of the
Allegheny County Board of Education for several terms, being first
appointed by Governor Emerson C. Harrington. He was always interested
in the advancement of public education and offered awards for debating
contests held annually in the county high schools. In politics, he was
a Democrat, and was a contributor to its party campaign funds.
Fraternally, he was a Thirty second Degree Mason. He was a member of
Ohr Lodge, No. 131, A. F. & A. M., as well as other Masonic bodies,
including Antioch Commandry, No. 6, Knights Templar, and Ali Ghan
Temple, Mystic Shrine, Mr. Pugh was an official member of Centre Street
Methodist Episcopal Church. [Cumberland News -
Submitted by Barbara Ziegenmeyer]
John W. Rotz
CAPON BRIDGE, W.Va. -- John William Rotz, 25, of Capon Bridge, formerly
of Shippensburg, Pa., died Wednesday as the result of an Augusta
He was a Hampshire County deputy sheriff and an instructor for
D.A.R.E.; a 1992 graduate of Shippensburg Area High School and a 1997
graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy; had attended First
Church of God, Shippensburg; and was a member of the West Virginia
Deputy Sheriffs Association.
Surviving are a companion, Shelia Berg; a son, Trenton S., his parents,
Robert L. and Sue E. Berkheimer Rotz, and a sister, Heather Roberta
Cummings; all of Shippensburg.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in McKee Funeral Home, Augusta.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Parklawns Memorial
Gardens, Greene Twp., Pa. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight
in the funeral home. [The Patriot-News, Dec.
23,1999 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]
A death under exceedingly sad circumstances occurred in the
neighborhood of Slanesville, Hampshire county, on Monday. Mrs. Ruckman,
and daughter of Mr. Richard Wolford, was out riding with her eleven
weeks infant. The child cried for food, and she nursed it. She
afterwards wrapped it carefully, tight and warm as she thought, but two
hours afterward, up on arriving at her destination she unwrapped the
lifeless form of her little one. It is thought the babe was suffocated.
Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling, West Virginia) Monday, February 1,
1886 Transcribed by: Debbie Oberst
P. T. Shearer
Saturday, June 6th, 1891, at 9 oclock a.m., Dr. P. T. Shearer, aged 21
Funeral services were held at St. Lukes P. E. Church Saturday evening
at 8 oclock. The remains were taken to Romney, deceaseds old home, this
morning, and the internment will take place on Monday. [Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Sunday, June 7, 1891;
transcribed by FoFG mz]
Harold Henkel Smith
CONCORD -- Lieutenant Colonel Harold Henkel Smith, U.S. Army Retired,
died Sunday at Northeast Medical Center of Concord of compli- cations
Born January 28, 1918 in Hampshire County, West Virginia, he was
graduated from West Virginia Uni- versity in 1939 with a Bachelor of
Science in Agriculture. A distin- guished graduate of the West Virginia
University Reserve Officers Training Corps program, he was commissioned
Second Lieutenant In- fantry Reserve in May 26, 1939 and assigned to
Active duty at Fort Knox, Kentucky in June 1939.
In September 1939 he was assigned to the 12th Infantry at Fort Howard,
Maryland. Except for temporary as- signments, he served continuously in
the 12th Infantry, 4th Division from September 1939 until critically
wounded in Normandy, France five days after the D-Day invasion at Utah
Beach. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on April 26, 1946 and
retired from active military ser- vice July 31, 1946 as a result of
disabling combat wounds. He was awarded the Silver Star, BronzeStar,
Purple Heart, Army Commen- dation Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.
He was graduated from Harvard Law School, LL.B, and was admitted to the
West Virginia State Bar in 1950 and practiced law in Beckley, West
Virginia. He moved to Concord, North Carolina in 1962 and was ad-
mitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1963. He practiced law in
Concord, was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme
Court, and was in-house counsel for Cannon Mills Company from Janu- ary
1966 through March 1983. He retired from the practice of law in 1993.
He was a member of the American Legion, Forty and Eight, Retired
Officers Association, Concord Chap- ter of Rotary International, and
Mili- tary Order of World Wars of which he served as Commander-in-Chief
of the Charlotte Chapter in 1972. He was instrumental in researching
and doc- umenting for historical purposes the military careers and life
histories of veterans. He attended the First Presbyterian Church.
Colonel Smith was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Victor
Smith, sister, Virginia Beryl Smith and parents, Anna Henkel Smith and
C. Victor Smith, all of Hampshire County, West Virginia.
Colonel Smith is survived by his wife, Eileen Lucille (Jarrell) Smith
of the home in Concord; his four children, Sharon Smith Hayes and her
husband, Robert Durward Hayes of California, Maryland, Harold Henkel
Smith, Jr., Ph.D and his wife Lili Sikorski Smith, PhD. of Semi- nole,
Florida, and their three chil- dren, Alexia Maria Smith of San
Francisco, and Harold Henkel Smith III and Zachary Ashton Smith of San
Diego, Charles Gregory Smith, M.D. and his wife, Linda SchoonoverSmith,
and their two children, Elizabeth Ashley Smith and Meredith Ann Smith
of Efland, North Carolina, and Richard Alan Smith of Concord.
The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 19
at Hartsell Funeral Home, 460 Branchview Drive NE, Concord, North
Carolina. Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February
20 at the First Presbyteri- an Church of Concord located at 70 Union
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the
Fellowship Hall adjacent to the church.
Immediately following the Memorial Service a military graveside service
will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Concord located at Church Street,
North. [The News and Observer, Feb. 19, 2002 -
Transcribed by Therman Kellar]
Noah Horace Spencer
Jason Anthony Stohl
Local man dies in Hampshire accident
A 21-year-old Berkeley Springs man died on Thursday morning, April 21,
in a traffic accident in Hampshire County.
Jason Anthony Stohl was killed when he apparently lost control of the
car he was driving and the vehicle slid into the front of an oncoming
tractor-trailer, according to West Virginia State Police.
Stohl was driving a 1989 black Acura Integra eastbound onU. S. 50
shortly after 8 a.m. when the car ran off the south edge of the highway
at Hanging Rock curve on Cooper Mountain, according to police.
The vehicle reentered the highway and slid sideways into the westbound
lane, into the path of a tractor trailer driven by Aaron Michael Wegman
of Coalton, police
reported. Stohl was pronounced dead at the scene by Hampshire
CountyMedical Examiner Thomas Fraley.
The accident remains under investigation by Trooper J. E. Whisner of
the Romney detachment of West Virginia State Police. [The Morgan Messenger, Apr. 27, 2005 - Transcribed by Therman
A little twenty-months old daughter of Mr. P. F. Swisher, of Mill
Brook, Hampshire county, met with a sad and fatal accident on the 12th
instant. While she was for a moment alone in the room, by some means
her clothing took fire from the stove. Her little brother heard her
cries and went into the room to find her in a blaze. He gave the alarm
but before the flames were extinguished, she was so badly burned about
the body, arms and face that she died in thirty-six hours thereafter.
[The Wheeling Daily Register, November 1, 1886 - Submitted by Dena
Charles H. Vandiver- Read
Judge Edward Kuykendall Washington
Jamestown - Judge Edward Kuykendall Washington, 74, of 111 E. Fort
Road, died at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at High Point
He was born March 28, 1923, in Hampshire County, West Virginia, a son
of William Taylor and Lucy Kuykendall Washington, and had been a
resident of Jamestown, since 1955. He graduated from the University of
North Carolina Law School in 1955, where he also played football. He
was a retired North Carolina Superior Court Judge. A veteran of World
War II, he served as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force as a fighter
pilot. He was a member of the North Carolina Bar Association,
theJamestown Rotary Club, and was a member of Jamestown United Church
and the Austin P. Fortney Sunday School Class. On June 4, 1949, he
married Lucy Jordan, who survives of the home.
Also surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Brynn (Bruce) Henry of
Winston-Salem; one son and daughter-in-law, Mrs. John Garland
Washington and Donna of Athens, Ga.; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wendy
Washington of High Point; two brothers, Mr. Robert Washington and wife,
Nell of Hanes City, Fla., and Mr. William T. Washington and wife,
Rosalind of Opelika, Ala.; nine grandchildren, Amy, Deanna, Mark,
Rebekah, Bethany, Jamie, Garry, and Eric Washington, and Anna Jordan.
He was precededin death by a son, Edward J. Washington, and a sister,
Lucy Washington Grant.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in Jamestown United
Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Jim Trollinger, Dr. Howard
Wilkinson, the Rev. Jack Yarbrough and Judge Douglas Albright.
Inurnment will be in Deep River Friends Cemetery. Sechrest Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements. [Greensboro News and
Record, Apr. 23, 1997 - Transcribed by Therman Kellar]
Marion Washington Watkins
Marion Washington Watkins a well known farmer of the Augusta-Ruckman
neighborhood died at this home at an early hour Monday mornng. He had
been in poor health for some time but Friday night he fell &
injured his hip & from that time he grew worse until the end. He
was 82 yrs old and was twice married. He is survived by his second wife
Abbie Pultz Watkins. Mr. Watkins served the last year of the Civil War
when 16 yrs old. Services were held at the house yesterday & burial
will be in GreenLone Cem. on North River. [Hamp.
Revue & South Branch Intell., 1 Apr 1929, - Submitted By Monica
Mrs. Nancy Watkins at Little Cacapon on March 23, 1858 has died. She is
the wife of James Watkins of Hampshire County in her 76th year. [3/31/1858, Winchester, Va. - Submitted by Monica Watkins
Campbell M. Wolford
Campbell M. Wolford, 88, or Columbus, passed away Saturday, March 30,
2002 at Arbors West Care Center, West Jefferson. He was born December
27, 1913 in Hampshire County, West Virginia the son of the late Leonard
H. and Lillie M. Martin Wolford. Campbell was a retired machine
operator from Westinghouse of Columbus. His wife Mildred Florence
Wolford, two sisters Agnes Robinette and Lola Smith and a brother
William Wolford preceded him in death. Several nieces and nephews
survive him. Campbell's wish was to be cremated and there will be a
private interment of his cremains in Sunset Cemetery, Alton, at the
convenience of the family. There will be no visitation. The
RADER-McDONALD FUNERAL HOME of West Jefferson is serving the family.
[The Columbus Dispatch, Apr. 1, 2002 - Transcribed