Kanawha County, WV
Obituaries and Death Notices



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Paden (infant)
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Paden, of this city, died this morning at 10 o'clock. The remains will be taken to California, Kentucky, their former home, this evening for interment.
[The Charleston Evening Mail, Friday, May 1, 1896]


David Page
Mrs. David PAGE of Kanawha Two-Mile died last night. [Charleston Evening Mail December 19, 1893, Page 1]


Capt. James Paine
Capt. James Paine, well known to many of the Journal readers, died of paralysis, Charleston, W. Va., Oct. 9, aged 78 years.
[Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, November 4, 1880 - Sub By Kathy McDaniel]


I. B. Parker
CHARLESTON, W. Va, November 5 – Capt. I. B. Parker died at his farm opposite Buffalo, on the Kanawha river, this morning of nervous prostration, in his seventy-first year.
He was one of the oldest boatmen of the river, having commenced boating in the old keelboat days. In his fifteenth year he was engineer on the Enterprise, and before he was twenty-four he was master of the Ark. Later he was captain of the Olivea. He was an active boatman on the Ohio and its tributaries till 1857.
His last work on the river was for Lowell & Payne as captain of the Lake Erie No. 2. Since 1857 he has been a successful farmer in Putnam county.
[Source: Wheeling Register (Wheeling, WV) Friday, 6 Nov. 1891; MZ - Sub by FoFG]


Ed. Pauley
Ed. Pauley, aged forty six years, died at his home on Aaron's Fork of Little Sandy, Friday night and was interred in the family burial ground at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He had the fever.
[The Charleston Daily Gazette, Monday December 16, 1895]



Bettie Cabbell Payne
Died in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, Sunday July 9th, Mrs. Bettie Cabbell, wife of Henry Payne, aged twenty three years.
[The State Tribune, Saturday July 15, 1882]


Nellie B. Perry
Departed this life at 6 o'clock Saturday morning at the family residence on Broad Street, Mrs. Nellie B. Perry, wife of our young townsman, Thomas E. Perry, of pneumonia and grippe, in the 23rd year of her age. The deceased had been sick but one week and her physicians thought every indication favorable to her recovery, but Saturday morning at a quarter to 6 o'clock she seemed to be restless, and her loved husband went to raise her up when she expired without uttering a word. She leaves a devoted husband, one little son and many friends to mourn her death. The remains will be interred in the family burying ground at Walton, Roane County this evening. (poem not copied).
[The Charleston Non Pareil, June 1890]

John Philips
A sad occurrence took place on the waters of Poca, near the edge of Kanawha county.  John Philips, a young man just having been married and returning home with his bride, found his father, Thomas Philips, intoxicated.  Some w ords passed between them in regard to the old ma's drinking, whereupon he became enraged and struck his son with a club, making a wound, which, at last accounts, was pronounced fatal. -- Jackson Bugle.  [The Wheeling D aily Intelligencer.(Wheeling, W. Va.), November 12, 1883]


Pierce (infant)
West Charleston -- The little four months old child of Charlie Pierce died yesterday morning about 6 o'clock, very suddenly and unex-pectedly to the parents. It was fretful at times during the night, but was thought to be asleep when to their suprise it was found to be dead. The funeral took place this morning, Rev. Winn officiating, after which it was laid with their other little babe which died a little over a year ago. The young parents have the sympathy of all their friends in the loss of this, another precious blossom which has been plucked from their bosoms.
[The Charleston Daily Gazette, Monday April 19, 1897]
 


MRS. PHYLLIS JEAN PLEASANTS, 60, OF DUNBAR died April 16, 1993, at home after a long illness. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Hurricane, Pythian Sisters and Grace Baptist Quartet. She was a native of Campbells Creek. Surviving: husband, William Pleasants; sons, Denzil and Roger Blount, both of Blount, Jeff Blount of of Loudendale; father and stepmother, Nathan and Katlaleen Holstine of Blount; brothers, Clyde Holstine of Blount, Leo Holstine of Campbells Creek, David Holstine of Hayes, N.C.; three grandchildren. Fidler-Frame Funeral Home, Elkview [Charleston Gazette 17 April, 1993 - sub. by The Obit Lady]


Thos. Popp
Thos. Popp has returned from Gallipolis, Ohio, to which place he took the remains of his wife last week for interment. Miss Emma Wehrle returned with him.
[The Charleston Daily Gazette, Wednesday, February 8, 1893]


Mrs. Romie Porter
Mrs. Romie Porter, 65, of Route 6, Charleston, died early this morning at her home after a long illness. Survivors include three sons, Edward of Cedar Grove, Ira of Dry Branch and George of Chesapeake: two daughters, Mrs. Charles Wilson of Charleston and Mrs. Arthur Martin of Sharon: a brother. Dewey Carrow of Charleston; five sisters. Mrs. Hattie Ball of Nitro. Mrs. Cecil Bragg of Clothier. Mrs. Clara Williams of Marmet, Mrs. Eliza Early
[The Charleston Daily Mail MON., APR. 28, 1958 - Sub. by The Obit Lady]



Van Powell
Ex-Bus Driver Van Powell
Dies Van Buren (Caro) Powell, 54, of 829 Watts St., died yesterday at his home after a long illness. Mr. Powell was born in Boone County, and had been a resident of Kanawha County since he was a child.He was the first driver employed by the Tyler Mountain Bus Lines and had recently retired. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church. Survivors Include his wife, Mrs. Vena Powell; one son, Van Buren Jr., of South Charleston: three daughters, Mrs. Mary Kirk of Pontiac, Mich., Mrs. Faye Timm of Toledo, 0., and Mrs. Grace Ghivnozvi of Delaware; his mother, Mrs. Martha Cummings Caro of Charleston; one brother, Pergie Lee Caro of Charleston; four sisters, Mrs. Ada Crank of Quick, Mrs. Lola Jenkins of Tyler Mountain, Mrs. Ora Miller of Turtle Creek and Mrs. Lena Elswick of Gallagher, and five grandchildren. Services will be tomorrow at 2 p. m. at the Temple Baptist Church, the Rev. B. C. Frye officiating. Burial will be in Griffy Cemetery near Coal Mountain.
The body is at Cunningham Funeral Home and will be taken to the residence today at 6 p. m.
[The Charleston Gazette WED., APRIL 25, 1954 - sub. by The Obit Lady]

Van Powell
Ex-Bus Driver Van Powell
Dies Van Buren (Caro) Powell, 54, of 829 Watts St., died yesterday at his home after a long illness. Mr. Powell was born in Boone County, and had been a resident of Kanawha County since he was a child.He was the first driver employed by the Tyler Mountain Bus Lines and had recently retired. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church. Survivors Include his wife, Mrs. Vena Powell; one son, Van Buren Jr., of South Charleston: three daughters, Mrs. Mary Kirk of Pontiac, Mich., Mrs. Faye Timm of Toledo, 0., and Mrs. Grace Ghivnozvi of Delaware; his mother, Mrs. Martha Cummings Caro of Charleston; one brother, Pergie Lee Caro of Charleston; four sisters, Mrs. Ada Crank of Quick, Mrs. Lola Jenkins of Tyler Mountain, Mrs. Ora Miller of Turtle Creek and Mrs. Lena Elswick of Gallagher, and five grandchildren. Services will be tomorrow at 2 p. m. at the Temple Baptist Church, the Rev. B. C. Frye officiating. Burial will be in Griffy Cemetery near Coal Mountain.
The body is at Cunningham Funeral Home and will be taken to the residence today at 6 p. m.
[The Charleston Gazette WED., APRIL 25, 1954 - sub. by The Obit Lady]

Glendin C. "Dick" Prouse, 79, of Given, formerly of Campbells Creek, died Dec. 25, 1999, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness. He was a retired glazier from General Glass Co., Charleston. Surviving: wife, Janet Mae Wills Prouse; daughters, Karen Hyer of Knoxville, Tenn., Marian "Babe" Warner of Kenna, Greta Prouse of Given, Vicki Crawford of Amma, Kim Shaffer of Campbells Creek; son, Kent "Hunk" Prouse of Elkview; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Dana Clay, the Rev. Earl Cochran and the Rev. Mike Long officiating. Entombment will be in Floral Hills Gardens of Memories, Sissonville. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. [Charleston Gazette Dec., 27, 1999 - sub. by The Obit Lady]

Samuel L. Prouse — 88, of Rt. 6, Charleston, Monday, Southern Hills Hospital. Life long resident of Kanawha County,retired oil field employe, member Hanson Chapel Methodist Church at Mill Creek. Surviving: widow, Rachel; sons, JohnC. of Blue Creek, G. C. of Campbells Creek; daughters, Mrs. Virginia Skiles and Mrs. Mary Hunter, both of Rt. 6, Charleston; brother, John D. of Rt. 6, Charleston. Service 2 p. m. Wednesday, Hanson Chapel Methodist Church on Mill Creek. Buckner Young Cemetery, Mill Creek. Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview [Charleston Daily Mail Feb., 20, 1968 - sub. by The Obit Lady]



D. H. Putney
D. H. Putney has returned from Washington, Virginia, where he was called by the death of his mother-in-law.
[The State Tribune, Saturday May 8, 1886]

 


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