OF ADRIAN LEROY HEADLEY
AMOSRITES TO BE
7/25/1930 The Parkersburg(W. Va.) News
Funeral services forMrs. Phebe E. Amos, 70, who died Thursday morning atthe home of her son, C. O. Amos, [illegible words], this city, will be heldfrom the family home at Orem Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Harold Rhinehartwill officiate, and interment will follow in the family cemetery.
Mrs. Amos is survivedby three sons, C. O. Amos of Parkersburg, JohnS. Amos of Belleville, and Blake E. Amos ofRockport; one sister, Mrs. Alice Mills, of Akron,Ohio, and two brothers, A. J. and SolomonBuckley, of Belleville. Her husband died several years ago.
6/1/2004 The Exponent Telegram, Clarksburg, WV
VIENNA -- James William "Bill" Atkinson, 71 wenthome to be with the Lord May 30, 2004. He was born January 29, 1933 at Looneyville,W.Va. a son of the late Lena GoodwinDrain and Orin Atkinson.
He enjoyed sports,his golden retrievers Dallas and Issac and enjoyedtraveling, where he never needed a map to find his way. He was retired fromNational Development Corp. after many years of service.
Bill is survived byhis wife Caroylin Flowers Atkinson; two daughters,Debra Kuhn and her husband Ted of Nag's Head, NC and Kimberly Miller and herhusband Darrell of Davisville; one son, Bill Atkinsonand his wife Lynn of Waverly; four grandchildren, Karen Krafftof Nag's Head, Cynthia Sams of Kill Devil Hills, NC,James Miller of Vienna and Billy Atkinson of Waverly; sevengreat-grandchildren; one brother, Robert "Speedy" Atkinson and hiswife Shirley of South Side; two aunts Mildred Laird of Parkersburg and EdnaKnight of Grantsville; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
In addition to hisparents, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, LeandaAtkinson.
Services will be held11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home,Vienna withPastor Dennis Heater officiating. Entombment will follow at the EvergreenNorthCemetery.Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna.
May 26, 2004 - Parkersburg News & Sentinel online,
Leanda Christina RoseAtkinson, 22, of Vienna,went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2004.
She was born Dec. 19,1981, in Parkersburg.She formerly worked at Ryans in Marietta. She was a 2000 graduate of WilliamstownHigh School. Leandaloved horses and golden retrievers.
She is survived byher parents, Bill and Lynn Atkinson of Waverly and Deborah Dowlerof Parkersburg; one daughter, Hailey Rasalynn Marie; three brothers, Billy Atkinson of Waverlyand Carl Stanley and Scott Southall, both of Parkersburg; her paternal grandparents, Bill and CarolynAtkinson of Vienna;maternal grandmother,
PatriciaArnold of Parkersburg; maternalgreat-grandmother, Martha J. Mettler of Parkersburg; and severalaunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded indeath by her maternal grandmother, Anna May Folmsbee.
Funeral services willbe 11 a.m. today at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Pastor DennisHeater officiating. Burial will be in EvergreenNorthCemeteryin Parkersburg.Friends may call until time of services today at the funeral home.
8/29/2003 The ParkersburgNews, Parkersburg, WV
VIENNA - Paul E. Atkinson,73, of Vienna went to be with the LordWednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, after his passing at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Vienna Aug. 27, 1930, a son of the late ElmerE. and Florence Nelson Atkinson.
He served 30 years inthe U.S Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean conflict and the VietnamWar. He retired from the Marine Corps asa 1st Gunnery Sgt. E-7. He was a formeroperator of the Marine Corps League in Parkersburg. He owned and operated
A. & C. car washand VictorianVillage,both at the traffic circle in Parkersburg. He was a member of FaithBaptistChurchin Vienna.
He is survived by hiswife, Maude Richards Atkinson; one daughter, Carol Ann Lott and her husband,Dan, of Ambrose, Ga.;two step-daughters, Lisa Criss and husband, Dan, of Titusville, Fla., andDebbie Bennett of Parkersburg;seven step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded indeath by his parents and one brother, Gene Atkinson.
Funeral services willbe 2 p.m. Saturday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home of Vienna with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Burial will be in EvergreenNorthCemeteryin Parkersburgwith military rites by American Legion Post 15 Parkersburg. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today anduntil time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
FUNERALOF MRS. BUNCH
11/12/1913 The Parkersburg,Sentinel, Parkersburg, W. Va.
The funeral of Mrs.Walter Bunch, who died early yesterday morning at the home of the family on theInter-Urban several miles above the city will be heldon Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, the services to be conducted at theBriscoe church and the interment will be in the Neal [sic] cemetery, near Warthmore. Mrs.Bunch was twenty-six years of age and has a number of friends in the city. She had been ill for some
time and three months agounderwent an operation at a local hospital but the relief obtained was notpermanent. Mrs. Bunch is survived by hermother, Mrs. Eva Headley and by the following brothers: Jesse Headley, and Ben Headly [sic], both of Central, and Joshua Headly [sic], of South Side.
12/17/2002 TheExponent Telegram, Clarksburg,WV
SISTERSVILLE -- William Kenneth Finch, 77, of 826 Country Club Drive, Sistersville,WV, died Dec. 15, 2002, at Sistersville GeneralHospital.
He was born in Holbrook,Pa., Jan. 17, 1925, a son of thelate Fred F. Finch and Georgia M. Headley Finch.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Jo Scott Finch; one son, K. Gregory(Barbara) Finch, Sistersville, WV;sisters, Marjorie J. Dennison, Ocala, FL, and Vivian A. Wanninger, Largo, FL; grandchildren, Scott Finch and Whitney Finch,both of Sistersville, and Bill Finch, Morgantown,WV.
Mr. Finch was retired from Bayer Corp. as a state representative. Heattended FirstBaptistChurch,Sistersville.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Myers FuneralHome, Sistersville. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday atthe funeral home with Rev. Ken Scovell officiating.Interment will follow in K of P Cemetery, Salem,WV.
A service of Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville.
MRS. NELLE FLETCHER
1/15/1968 The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg,W. Va.
Mrs. Nelle Ray Fletcher, 701 Division St., died yesterdayafternoon in Camden-ClarkMemorialHospital
Born in Wood county, Feb. 6, 1890, she was adaughter of the late Isaac E. and Phoebe Riel Ray. Mrs. Fletcher was a member of the TrinityMethodistChurch and a retired employeof the Monongahela Power Co.
Survivors include three step-sons, Harold Fletcher, Vienna,Harry Fletcher, Jr., Parkersburg, and Harrison Fletcher, Vienna, onestep-daughter Mrs. Helen Gainer, Belpre; one sister, Mrs. Laura Newhouse, PalmCity, Fla., 10step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Kimes Funeral Homeafter 7 p.m. today. Funeral arrangementswere incomplete last night.
FRED G. FLOWERS
6/4/2004 ParkersburgNews & Sentinel online
Fred G. Flowers,69, died at his home in Belpre on June 2, 2004, surrounded
by his family.
He was born Nov. 18, 1934, in Little Hocking, Ohio, the son of Wilma CornesFlowers of Belpre and the late F.B. Flowers. He was a Christian having beenbaptized, anointed with oil, and served the last communion. He graduated from BelpreHighSchool with the class of 1953. He was a 50 yearmember of IBEW Local Union 968 and retired in1994. He served in the U.S. Army from April 1957-April 1959. He loved going toflea markets and junkyards with his best friend since childhood, John Board. Healso loved history, the river, woods and outdoors.
In addition to being survived by his mother and brother, Neil and wife,Janet, he is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann; one daughter, Kimberly andhusband, Tony; two
sons, Aaron and Andy and wife, Lisa; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie, Shane,Ashley,
Brody, Austin, Taylor, Nick, Jessica, Jenah and Benji; and many niecesand nephews. He will besadly missed by family and his many friends.
Donations may be made to Hospice/Housecallsof Camden-ClarkMemorialHospitaland Washingtonor Wood County Humane Society.
Mr. Flowers' family would like to express their appreciation for theexcellent care given by Dr. Kelli Cawleyand staff of Hospice personnel throughout his illness.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre,with the Rev. David Phaneuf and Pastor Jane Beatie officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview
Cemetery. Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
DOLORES E. FOSTER
1/3/2002 TimesWest Virginian, Fairmont,WV
Dolores E. Foster, 71, of Monongah, diedWednesday (Jan. 2, 2002) at the UnitedHospitalCenterin Clarksburg.
She was born Jan. 15, 1930 in Akron,Ohio, the daughter of the late Roy and Opal Smith Headley. Mrs. Foster was a Methodist by faith. She wasa former employee of the First National Bank in Monongahand St. Barbara’s Nursing Home in Monongah.
She loved playing cards with her friends in Mannington, playing bingoand bowling and visiting Atlantic City, N.J., and LasVegas, Nev.
She was a former member of the Monongah FireDepartment Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Fairmont Moose and a graduate of FarmingtonHigh School.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Foster Jr., whom she married June28, 1955 in Oakland, Md.; a son and daughter-in-law, James andCharlene Foster of Fairmont; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Harry andMary Headley of Parkersburg, Gene and Marie Headley of Canton, Ohio, and IdaShaver of Fairmont; two grandchildren, Benjamin and Celeste Foster; two niecesand three nephews, Patricia, Marsha, Gary, Victor and Matthew Headley.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the DomicoFuneral Home, 414 Gaston Ave.,Fairmont. Services will be heldat 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Holley Faulknerofficiating. Burial will follow at the I.O.O.F.Cemetery in Farmington.
2/3/2001 Parkersburg News & Sentinel online, Parkersburg, WV
Gladys Glover, 82, of SistersvilleCenter, died Feb. 2,2001.
She was a daughter of the late Stansbury B.and Susan Thomas Headley. She was a homemaker, and a member of the PentecostalChurch of God of TylerCity.
Survivors include one son, Earnest; one brother, Delbert; one sisterOpal; and three grandchildren.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the FurbeeFuneral Home of Alma. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.Sunday.
CHARLES HEADLEE DIES INSPENCER
8/16/1939 TheParkersburg (W. Va.)News, Parkersburg, W. Va.
Charles E. Headlee, 75, succumbed to a longillness in Spencer yesterday. He wasborn in Wood county and lived his entire life here,following the paper hanging and painting contracting business.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Margaret Headlee;three daughters, Mrs. Romine Ruble and Mrs. Harry Feick,city and Mrs. M. M. Curfman, New England; two sons,Howard and Earl, city and seven grandchildren.
The deceased was a member of the Methodist church.
The body was removed to the Leavitt mortuary pending completion offuneral services.
[MARGARET ANN HEADLEE]
MRS. HENRY HEADLEE, 91, DIES SUDDENLY SUNDAY
2/5/1940 The Parkersburg(W. Va.) News, Parkersburg,W. Va.
Mrs. Margaret Ann Headlee, 91, who until Saturdayhad been in good health considering her age, died last evening at 10:10 o'clockat the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Harry Feick, 1330 Thirty-Ninth street.
She was born in Belmontcounty, Ohio, but had spentthe past 74 years of her life in Parkersburgand Wood county. Her husband, Henry Headlee, who was a Civil War veteran, died in 1926.
She was a member of the Baptist church. She leaves nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
The body was removed to the Leavitt funeral home, where arrangementslast night were incomplete.
12/22/2002 Dominion Post, Morgantown, WV
Nelle L. Headlee, 85, of Bradenton,Fla., formerly of MountMorris, Pa., and SilverSpring, Md., died at 4:45 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at the FreedomVillageNursingCenter in Bradenton, Fla.
A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.
Friends can greet the family without the casket present from 12:30-1:30p.m., the hour of the memorial service, on Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at theMilliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc., corner of Ellsworth Avenue and Route 19, Mount Morris, Pa.Interment will be at the CedarGroveCemetery,Mount Morris, Pa., with the Rev. David Ealyofficiating.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Trinity United MethodistChurch, Morning Craft Group, 3200 Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton, FL 34205.Information is online at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.
A.L. HEADLEY, 63, TEACHER AT ASU, DIES IN MEMPHIS
JONESBORO -- Adrian L. Headley, 63, assistant professorat the College of Communications at ArkansasStateUniversity,died Monday at BaptistMemorialHospitalin Memphis, Tenn.
Headley died of a long-term illness, an ASU spokesman said.
He had lived in Jonesboro since 1981 andhad previously taught at SalemCollege in West Virginiaand at CentralMichiganUniversity.
Before entering the teaching position, Headley worked on daily andweekly newspapers in West Virginia.Immediately before coming to Jonesboro, heserved as chairman of the communications department at the University of Detroit.
He attended AmherstCollege in Massachusettsand received his bachelor's degree from AtlanticUnionCollegein Massachusetts.He earned a master's degree in journalism in 1964 from OhioStateUniversityat Athens and later studied toward a doctorateat IowaStateUniversity in Iowa City.
Active as an office is the Public Relations Society of America, workingwith both the Little Rock and Memphis chapters, Headley served as a memberof the National PRSA Judicial Ethics Committee and has been a public relationsconsultant to several local organizations.
He was a member of the JonesboroSeventh-dayAdventistChurch.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Headley; a daughter, Mrs. Nanci Kotowski of Clarksburg, W.Va.; a son,Bryan Headley of Philippi, W.Va.; and two grandchildren.
The body was cremated and burial will be in West Virginia.
The Adrian L. Headley Textbook Scholarship Fund has been created fordeserving students at ArkansasStateUniversity.Send memorial gifts to the Office of Development, P.O. Box 1990, ArkansasStateUniversity,StateUniversity, Arkansas72467.
ARTHUR W. HEADLEY
Arthur Wellington Headley, 76, 313 Thirty-sixth street,Vienna, died at 2:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph'shospital. He had been ill three days.
A paint contractor, he was born in Wood county and spent his entirelife here.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Alice Headley; four sons, Donald,Robert, Jack and Arthur W. Headley, all of Parkersburg; one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Close,Parkersburg; one brother, Burt Headley, California; five grandchildren andseveral nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Leavitt funeralhome and burial will be in Neal cemetery. The body will be taken to the residence Wednesday at 4 p.m. and returnedto the funeral home Thursday noon.
ARTHUR HEADLEY JR.
5/16/1998 The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, WV
Arthur Wellington Headley Jr., 76, of Vienna died May 15, 1998, at his residence.
He was born in Vienna and was a ParkersburgHigh School graduate. He was a member of WesleyUnitedMethodistChurchand retired from Corning Glass Works. Hewas a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II.
Survivors include one son, Brent Headley and his wife Tricia, of Harrisburg, Pa.;one daughter, Lynn Pearce, and her husband, Leslie, of Raleigh, N.C.; twograndchildren, Brad Headley and Sarah Headley, both of Harrisburg; one brother,Jack Headley of Vienna; and one nephew, Tom Headley of Vienna.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Sr. and Alice MeeksHeadley; his wife, Carol L. Headley, in 1991; three brothers and one sister.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Ogdin-KimeFuneral Home, St. Marys Ave. Parkersburg,the Rev. Perry Stewart officiating. Burial in Mt.OlivetCemetery. Visitation is from 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials may be made to WesleyUnitedMethodistChurch, 21st St., Vienna,W. Va.
[BELLE COOK HEADLEY]
FORMER PARKERSBURG WOMAN DIES IN WEST
9/13/1935 TheParkersburg (W. Va.)News, Parkersburg, W. Va.
Mrs. Belle Cook Headley, a former resident of Parkersburg,is dead in Fresno, Cal., according to word received here. Mrs. Headley, wife of L. L. Headley, formerprincipal of McKinley school in this city, died on August 20.
In addition to her husband she is survived by two daughters, Helen andLoraine, and a son, Klyne.
(unsourced,undated obituary, 1983)
PINE GROVE -- Benjamin M. "Ben" Headley, 77, of Reader, diedThursday, Aug. 11, in ReynoldsMemorialHospital,Glendale.
He was born Sept. 16, 1905, at Pine Grove, a son of the late Friend andSusie Cross Headley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy E. Headley, on May 5, 1974.
Surviving are four sons, Wayne Headley, Paden City, Edwin Headley, Reader,Jerry Dean Headley, Jacobsburg, Ohio, Robert Headley,Wilsonburg; two
daughters, Virginia Tracy, Reader, Melba Mason, PadenCity;18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Gary B. Headley.
Mr. Headley was retired from the State Road Company and was a member ofthe TrinityUnitedMethodistChurch, Reader.
MRS. CLARA HEADLEY
1/8/1953 TheParkersburg News, Parkersburg,W. Va.
Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Headley, 60, of 3200 Camden Ave., operator of the AdrianBeauty Parlor in South Parkersburg for 20 years, died Wednesday morning at Camden-ClarkMemorialHospital.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the SouthParkersburgMethodistChurch,the Rev. H. W. Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow in EvergreenCemetery.
Mrs. Headley, daughter of the late Isaac and Phoebe Ray, had been amember of the SouthParkersburgMethodistChurch for the past 45years. She was a member of its official board and was assistant teacher of theWilling Workers Clas. [sic]
Survivors include her husband, Ben H. Headley; one son, Elder AdrianHeadley, Middletown, N. Y.[,] three sisters, Miss NelleRay and Mrs. Frank Thrash, Parkersburg, and Mrs. H. H. Newhouse,Indiantown, Fla.; one grandchild.
The body will remain at the Kimes FuneralHome until noon Saturday, when it will be taken to the church.
MRS.EVA HEADLEY DIES AT CENTRAL
4/7/1932 TheParkersburg (W. Va.)News
Mrs. Eva Headley, 70, died Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at thehome of a son, Jess Headley of Central. She had been ill for sometime. She issurvived by three children, Ben Headley of Parkersburg, Jessie [sic] ofWilliamstown and Jess Headley, at whose home she died; two brothers, Fred and Will[illegible] Nelson of Vienna; three sisters, Mrs. Lee Herschburg, of this city, Mrs. John McMullen, also ofParkersburg and Mrs. Lizzie Wheaton of Washington, D.C., 10 great grandchildren[sic] and one great granchild [sic] also survive.
[GARY ROBERT HEADLEY]
INFANT SON DIES
6/22/1944 TheParkersburg (W. Va.)News
The infant son of Pvt. and Mrs. Adrain [sic]Headley of 3200 Camden avenue, South Parkersburg, died yesterday morning at theSt. Josephhospital. He was born on Monday.
Funeral rites will be held at the Franklinfuneral home, the time to be announced as soon as arrangements are complete.
[MRS. GRACE MYRA HEADLEY]
MRS. G. HEADLEY IS CALLED BY DEATH
12/3/1940 The Parkersburg (W.Va.) News
Mrs. Grace Myra Headley, 43, of 406 Second street,Williamstown, died suddenly of a stroked Sunday [sic] her home.
Mrs. Headley was born at Waverly, September 9, 1897, daughter of thelate James and Cora Huggins Corbin. Shehad been married twenty-two years. Shewas a lifelong resident of Wood county and had been a member of Baptist churchand the Ladies' Union of the church.
She is survived by her husband and five children, Jessie [sic] Burl,James Eugene, Lyda Fern, Nora Agnes and Janet Eileen,at home; her mother, Mrs. Dora Corbin of
Williamstown and two brothers, Charles andHoward Corbin, both of Williamstown. One daughter died in infancy.
HAROLD HEADLEY RITES ARE TODAY
Aug. 3, 1934 The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg,W. Va.
Last rites for Harold Headley, who with Mrs. Virginia Kimes Wiseman, was found shot to death early Wednesdaymorning in a cottage at Stewart Station, will be held this afternoon at 2o'clock from the Wesley Methodist Episcopal church, South, at Vienna. The Rev. J. L. West will officiate and burialwill be in Neal [sic] cemetery near Parmaco.
The body was removed to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W.Headley, 313 Prince avenue, Vienna, last night.
HENRY HEADLEY'S FUNERAL MONDAY
8/22/1926 The Parkersburg (W. Va.)News
Funeral services for Henry Headley will be held Monday afternoon at 2o'clock from the Briscoe Run Baptist church, of which he was a member. Burial will be made in the Harkens' cemetery.
Mr. Headley, an old and respected resident of this community, diedyesterday morning about 9 o'clock, at the family residence, Saunders avenue,North Parkersburg. Although he was born in Green [sic] county, Pennsylvania, he movedto this city when nine years of age.
He was a Union veteran having fought in Company G Tenth Regiment, West VirginianInfantry.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Headley, and two sons, Charles andSamuel Headley, and a large number of grandchildren and greatgrand-children. Two
b[-illegible-] and sisters survive, who are Thomas, of California;and Samuel Headley, of this city; Mrs. Richard Starr and Mrs. Danford Nelson, both of Parkersburg.
J. BURL HEADLEY
3/23/1994 The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg,W. Va.
J. Burl Headley, 75, of 28thStreet, Vienna,died March 22, 1994 at Camden-ClarkMemorialHospital,Parkersburg.
He was born in Williamstown, a son of the late J.W. and Grace CorbinHeadley. He retired after 33 years ofservice with Cyanamid, and was a member of St. John’sUnitedMethodistChurch, Vienna.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Fern Dickson Headley; three sons,Gary Headley of Lakeland, Fla.,Steve Headley of Pensacola Beach, Fla. and Phillip Headley of MountVernon, Ga.; four grandchildren;one great-grandson; two step-great-grandchildren; one brother, James Headley ofVienna; and one sister, Nora Nichols of Ocala, Fla.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, LydaSlagel and Janet Mugrage.
Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Lambert-TatmanFuneral Home, Parkersburg,the Rev. Roy Knight officiating. Burial ParkersburgMemorialGardens.
Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and 9-11a.m. Thursday.
4/24/1968 The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg,W. Va.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Vaughan FuneralHome for Jesse Headley, 86, of 1107 34th St., Vienna, who died Monday eveningin Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
The Rev. C. E. Hutchinson will officiate with burial to be in the Waycemetery.
Born in Wood county and having spent most ofhis life in this area, he was a son of the late Samuel and Neva[sic] Nelson Headley. He had beenemployed by the Penn Metal Co., and the City of Vienna.
Survivors include four sons, Clarence W. and Clyde F. Headley both of Tuppers Plains, O., Harry C. Headley of Vienna,and Howard E. Headley of Parkersburg; onedaughter, Mrs. Julia E. Myers of Vienna; two brothers, Benjamin Headley of Vienna,and Joshua Headley of Williamstown; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his widow, Mrs. Delia [sic] A. Headley, andone infant son.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
MARY LU HEADLEY
1/6/2003 TheParkersburg News & Sentinel, Parkersburg, WV
Mary Lu Headley, 84, of Belpre passed away Jan. 5, 2003, at Camden-ClarkMemorialHospitalfollowing a long illness.
She was born June 7, 1918, in Parkersburg,a daughter of the late Samuel and Rosa FluhartySmith. She was a lifelong homemaker and was active as a member of RocklandUnitedMethodistChurch in Belpre.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Clarence A. Headley ofBelpre; two sisters, Mildred Buskirk and Irene Smith,both of Parkersburg;and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters,Lulu Carpenter, Fonda Smith and Hazel Piggott; and one brother, Charles Smith.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Entombmentwill be follow in SunsetMemoryGardensCemetery. Visitation willbe from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and until the hour of services Wednesday.
Memorial donations preferred to the ComprehensiveCancerCenterat Camden-ClarkHospital.
[SAMUEL]HEADLEY FUNERAL WILL BE THURSDAY
10/29/1930 TheParkersburg (W. Va.)News
Funeral services for Samuel Headley will be held in the Briscoe RunBaptist church, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. OfaBennett, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be made in the Neale cemetery.
Mr. Headley, 70, died at the home of his son, Jesse Headley, inCentral, Tuesday morning. He was born in Pennsylvania,but had been a resident of this vicinity since he was ten years old. Mr.Headley was a member of Wesley Methodist Episcopal church, South,and was a painter by trade.
Surviving are his wife, Eva; three sons, Jesse, at whose home he died;Ben, South Parkersburg; J. W. Headley,Williamstown; one sister, Mrs. Eliza Starr, this city, and ten grandchildren.
SAMUEL J. HEADLEY IS TAKEN BYDEATH
8/5/1937 TheParkersburg (W. Va.)News
Funeral services for Samuel Joseph [sic] Headley, 57, of Thirty-ninth street,who died at 5:20 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Camden-Clark Memorialhospital, will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the Mt. Moriah Baptist church, with the Rev. T. B. Turley incharge. Burial will be in the churchcemetery.
Mr. Headley had been ill for about a month, his condition becomingserious last Friday. He was in thepainting and paper hanging business for several years. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. and Maccabee lodges. Born in Wood county, he spent his entire life inParkersburg andvicinity.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nannie MorrisHeadley; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Sutton of this city and Miss Bessie Headley,at home; three sons, Clarence of South Parkersburg and Joseph and Raymond, athome; his home [sic]; Mrs. Henry Headley of this city; one brother, CharlesHeadley, also of Parkersburg, and two grandchildren.
MRS. CORA HIRSHBURG, OF BOAZ, DIES IN HOSPITAL
6/12/1947 The Parkersburg Sentinel, Parkersburg, W. Va.
Mrs. Cora May Hirshburg, aged 79, of Boaz,died Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock in the Camden-Clark Memorial hospitalfollowing an illness of three weeks.
Born May 5, 1868, Mrs. Hirshburg was adaughter of the late Nathan and Hannah Nelson. For the past several years she had been a member of the Wesley Methodistchurch in Vienna.
Surviving are two brothers, Fred and Bill nelson both of Vienna, and a number ofnieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 from the Franklin funeral homewith the Rev. V. R. Gillum, pastor of the WesleyMethodist church officiating. Intermentwill be made in the Mt.Olivet cemetery. The body will remain at the mortuary wherefriends may call.
[GEORGE WYATT HUTCHINSON]
Prominent Citizen and a
Member of Pioneer Par-
kersburg Family, Dies
at Louisville, Ky.
George Wyatt Hutchinson, 82, a prominent resident of Parkersburgand a member of a pioneer family here, died at 1:15 o'clock yesterday morningat the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dan Raibourn, at Louisville, Ky. Since suffering a stroke three years ago hehad been in declining health.
Born August 16, 1855, Mr. Huchinson [sic] wasa son of George Wyatt and Betsy Ann Tefft Hutchinson,among the early settlers of Parkersburg. He married Belle Ruttencutter,of St. Marys,W.Va.,who died about eight years ago.
He leaves two children, Joseph B. Hutchinson, of Chicago, and Mrs. Dan Raibourn, of Louisville;a sister, Mrs. Alexander Laird, of this city, and two grandchildren, Beckey [sic] Jo and Ann Tefft.
Connected with the International Harvester Company for a number ofyears, Mr. Hutchinson was a member of the Presbyterian church. For many years he lived in the old familyhome at George and Mary streets, but since the death of his wife has resided atLouisville. He returned here in the summers to visit reslatives [sic] and friends.
The body is being taken to the Ruttencuttermortuary at St. Marys, and then is to be brought tothe mausoleum at the Odd Fellows cemetery in Parkersburg at 2:30 p. m. Friday. Funeral services will be conducted at themausoleum at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon with the Rev. Dr. Gill I. Wilson incharge.
BETTY ANN KOON
3/23/2002 Parkersburg News & Sentinel online, Parkersburg, WV
After a long battle with the complications brought on by diabetes,Betty Ann Koon passed away March 22, 2002, at CharlestonAreaMedicalCenter.
Betty was born March 1, 1934, in WoodCounty,a daughter of James and Ruth Riel. She married Herman D. Koonin June of 1952. During her young adult years while raising her children, sheworked in several area downtown department stores until her retirement in 1972.Her life was devoted to caring for her family.
She is survived by her three sons, H. Dewain Koon of Montana, Paul Koon andhis wife Cathy of Parkersburg and Douglas R. Koon andone daughter, Kathy S. Matlock and her husband Dwight, all of Vienna. The joy of her life grew with her sixgrandchildren, Michael D. Wiggins, U.S. Navy stationed in Pensacola, Fla., andhis wife Rosa, Amanda Beth Koon of Utah, Jason M.Valentine of Williamstown and his wife Kelly, Jarrod A. Koon,a student at Wheeling College, Joshua D. Koon of Utahand Justin P. Koon, a student at PHS; and twogreat-grandchildren Tori and Jacob Valentine ofWilliamstown. Also surviving are one sister, Mary Nicholson and her husbandRoger of Marietta; two brothers, George Riel of Parkersburgand Elmer Riel of Ohio;and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Roy and DonRiel.
Private family services will be held Monday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna,the Rev. Sandy Runnionofficiating. Burial in RiverviewCemetery,Williamstown.
JAMES ROY MYERS
Feb. 11, 1953, The Parkersburg Sentinel, Parkersburg, W. Va.
James Roy Myers, 45, 110734th St., Vienna,died yesterday at the Camden-Clark Memorial hospital following an extendedillness. He was employed for the past 18years by the American Viscose Corp. as a pipefitter. He was affiliated with the Briscose Run Baptist church, and was a member of SharonLodge No. 28, I.O.O.F., of Parkersburg.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Myers; two sons, Frederick H.and James W. Myers, Vienna;two daughters, Mrs. Elza Morehead and Miss Lora JeanMyers, Vienna;one grandson; three brothers, John I. Myers, Parkersburg Route 1, and W. M. andL. R. Myers, Vienna;two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hibbs and Mrs. Etta Davis,both of ParkersburgRoute 1, and by several nieces and nephews.
The body was removed to the Kimes funeralhome. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
B. F. NELSON DIES
Aug. 8, 1934, The Parkersburg Sentinel, Parkersburg, W. Va.
Benjamin Franklin Nelson, Civil war veteran and one of Williamstown’soldest and esteemed citizens, died this morning at his home inWilliamstown. He would have celebratedhis 90th birthday anniversary Thursday, August 9.
Mr. Nelson was born August 9, 1844 in Marshallcounty, WestVirginia, the son of the late Nathan and Theressa Nelson. Hewas united in marriage to Catherine Hoskins December 2, 1869, and to this unionseven children were born, five of whom survive.
Mr. Nelson served the Union in theCivil war from beginning to close and was a guard to Abraham Lincoln. He was imprisoned in Andersonvilleand Libby prisons and was wounded in the second battle of BullRun. Mr. Nelson spent thelast 48 years of his life in Williamstown.
Surviving are five children, Sally and Daisy, at home, Mrs. CatherineSt. Clair of Cambridge, Ohio, and Wilfred B. and Brady A. Nelson ofWilliamstown; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete today.
BERNICE A. NELSON
4/2/1994 The ParkersburgNews, Parkersburg, WV
Bernice A. Nelson, 86, of Route 1, Belpre, diedApril 1, 1994at Camden-ClarkMemorialHospital.
She was born in WashingtonCounty, a daughter of thelate Prader and Elizabeth Burris Brookover. She was a homemaker and a member of the CalvaryCommunityChurchin Belpre.
Surviving are two sons, Fred Nelson of Little Hocking and Ted Nelson ofWilliamstown; four daughters, June Conrad of LakeFloyd, W. Va., Janet Nelson of Lavergne, Tenn.,Carol Eidson [sic] of Tulsa,Okla., and Marilyn Richards of Belpre; 16grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donald Brookover of Parkersburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Nelson; one son, JoeNelson; one grandson; and one sister.
Services 1 p.m. Monday, CalvaryCommunityChurch, the Rev. ClaySloan officiating. Burial GravelBankCemetery.
Visitation 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.Sunday and at the church from noon-1 p.m. Monday, Lambert-TatmanFuneral Home, Parkersburg.
MRS. CATHERINE NELSON DIES AT WILLIAMSTOWN
7/9/1936 The Parkersburg(W. Va.) News
WILLIAMSTOWN - Mrs. Catherine Hoskins Nelson, 90, widow of BenjaminFranklin Nelson, a Civil war veteran, died at her home, 416 Williams avenue, at 2:30 o'clockWednesday morning following serious illness since last March. She had been in poor health for 14 years.
Mrs. Nelson was a native of Powhatan,Ohio, but lived here over 50years. Mr. Nelson, to whom she wasmarried December 2, 1869, died several years ago.
Two sons and three daughters, Wilfred W., Brady A. and Miss DaisyNelson of Williamstown; Miss Sallie Nelson, who cared for her mother and fatherin their declining years; and Mrs. Catherine St. Clair of Cambridge. There are six grandchildren and threegreat-grandchildren.
[CORA MEEKS NELSON]
3/16/1937, p. 8 The Parkersburg (W.Va.) News
Last rites for Mrs. William Nelson, 66, who died Saturday, are to beheld this morning at 11 o'clock at the home, 900 Pleasants avenue, Vienna, with the Rev. T. J. Hopson and theRev. W. E. Keenan officiating. Burialwill be in MountOlivet cemetery.
MRS. DORA NELSON
6/21/1959, p. 32: The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, W. Va.
Mrs. Dora Nelson, 80, of Vienna,died at 7:30 a.m. yesterday at her residence 1405 31st St., following an extendedillness.
She was born in Wood county, a daughter of thelate James and Phoebe Buskirk Atkinson.
She was a member of the WaysideMethodistChurchin Vienna.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. JullietteGifford of Parkersburg,Mrs. Frankie Myers of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. India Lee Crone and Mrs. Fay Yocum, both of Vienna; four sons, Fred N. Nelson of thefamily residence, Raymond Nelson of Vienna,
Ralph Nelson and Burl Nelson, both of Marietta; one sister, Mrs. Emma Hager of Orlando, Fla.;18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by her husband, Fred S. Nelson, in1951.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Leavittfuneral home with the Rev. R. A. Atkinson officiating and burial will be in theNeal [sic] cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home until the time of the services.
10/3/1929 The Parkersburg (W.Va.) News
Henry Clay Nelson, 59, son of the late Nathan and Hannah Nelson, of Vienna, died at his home at Summit Wednesday afternoon of heartdisease. He was married to Ida Uhl, 33 years ago, and she with two brothers and foursisters, survive. His brothers are: Fredand William; sisters, Mrs. May Herchenberger [sic], Vienna; Mrs. Eva Headley, Central; Mrs. Julia McMullen, Parkersburg; Mrs. Elizabeth Wheaton, St.Albans.
Funeral services will be held at the Briscoe Run Baptist church Fridayafternoon at 3 o’clock.
MRS. HESTER NELSON DIES AT VIENNA WED.
4/5/1928 The ParkersburgNews, Parkersburg, W. Va.
Mrs. Hester Virginia Nelson, 74 years old, died Wednesday morning inthe home of her son, Edward [sic] Nelson, in Vienna.
Surviving are her husband, L. T. [sic] Nelson, three sons, Jack Nelsonof Parkersburg; Edward Nelson, of Vienna; Jesse Nelson, of Kenton, Ohio; threedaughters, Mrs. Joseph Atkinson, Mrs. Clarence Atkinson, of Parkersburg and Mrs. Mary Caniselie[sic] of the Masonic Home. One sister,Mrs. Richard Thorn, of Parkersburg and twobrothers, Thomas Headley, of California,and Samuel Headley, of Central, also survive. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
LITTLE GIRL DIEDS
FROM BAD BURNS
HERCLOTHING CAUGHT FIRE
FROMGAS STOVE BLAZE
10/26/1923 The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg,W. Va.
Kathryn Nelson, the little girl seriously burned when her clothingcaught fire from a gas stove Tuesday at the Nelson home up the car line nearVienna, died yesterday in a local hospital, where she was taken following theoccurrence. She was playing in front ofthe open-face [illegible words] clothes, but members of the family rushed toher assistance and smothered out the blaze as quickly as possible.
The child was about six years of age and is survived by her parents,Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Nelson; five brothers, Rred [sic]Ralph, Raymond, Bert, William; and four sisters, Frankie, IndiaLee, Fay and Julia. Funeral serviceswill be held at the family home this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and intermentwill be made in Neil [sic] cemetery.
LONZO[sic] NELSON TAKEN THURSDAY
10/19/1928 TheParkersburg (W. Va.)News
Lonzo [sic] D. Nelson, an aged man, who lived with his daughter Mrs. LizzieAtkinson, died there at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, of a short illness.Cause of his death is unknown. Surviving are the following children: E. D.Nelson, Vienna; Jack Nelson[,] Parkersburg; JessNelson, Akron; Mrs. Iva Atkinson and Mrs. LizzieAtkinson, Parkersburg and Mrs. Mary Consigil ofCentral; three brothers, W. W. Nelson, Vienna; H. C. Nelson, Central and FredNelson, Vienna; four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Wheaton, Mason City; Mrs. EvaHeadley, Central; Mrs. May Herstberg [sic], Vienna,and Mrs. Julia Mullen, South Parkersburg.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the homeof his daughter[.] Burial will be in the Neal [sic]cemetery.
THE DEATH OF NATHAN NELSON
10/22/1909 Parkersburg Semi-Weekly Sentinel, Parkersburg,W. Va.
In the death of NathanNelson, which occurred Tuesday night at 8:30 at the family home at Redwoodseveral miles above the city on the Inter-Urban, a good citizen has passed tohis reward. Mr. Nelson had been in illhealth for nearly a year and for several months had been confined to hishome. He was seventy-seven years of ageand is survived by his wife and twelve children. He was an industrious and respected citizen,who had spent his whole life in Wood county.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at theresidence at Redwood. Interment will bein the Cook cemetery near the Engine Works.
NEWHOUSE CHILD DIES.
The death of Kenneth Eugene Newhouse, 17months old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. N. [sic] Newhouseoccurred yesterday at the family home at Kanawha Station. Influenza was the cause of death. He is survived by two sisters [sic], Frances[sic] and Inez besides his parents. Thefuneral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the home andinterment will be made in the Byrd cemetery at Kanawha station.
NEWHOUSE INFANT DEAD
at Kanawha, W. Va.
undated and unsourcednewspaper
Word has been received her of the death of Kenneth Eugene Newhouse, the 17 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Newhouse, of Kanawha, W. Va., which occurred at their homeMonday morning at 8:30 o'clock resulting from the flu. The child is survived by the parents and twosisters [sic], Frances [sic] and Inez. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the home andinterment will be in the Byrd cemetery near Kanawha.
FRANCIS R. NEWHOUSE JR. [sic]
2/18/2002 KilleenDaily Herald, Killeen, TX
Services for Francis R. Newhouse Jr. [sic],85, of Killeen,are pending with Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Killeen.
Newhouse died February 17, 2002, at his residence.
FRANCIS R. NEWHOUSE
2/21/2002 Temple DailyTelegram
NEWHOUSE, Francis R. Jr. [sic], 85, Killeen,2 p.m., FortSamHoustonNationalCemetery,San Antonio. Crawford-BowersFuneral Home, Killeen,in charge.
HENRY H. NEWHOUSE
8/26/1973 Stuart News, Stuart,FL
Henry H. Newhouse, 84, of Markel Road, PalmCity,passes away at his home Thursday, Aug. 23.
He was a native of Parkersburg, W. VA.,and had been a resident of MartinCounty for the past 34years.
He is survived by two sons, Henry J. Newhouseof Palm City, and Francis Newhouse of Killeen, Tex.;two daughters, Mrs. Morris Smeeks of Tampa and Mrs.Betty Kozlaski of Miami Beach; one brother, Perley Newhouse of Parkersburg,W. VA.; 27 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Johns Funeral HomeChapel with the Rev. John L. Wardle of the First Baptist Church of Palm Cityofficiating. Visiting hours were to be3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Internmentwill be in Fernhill Cemetary[sic].
MRS. DOLLY RAY
8/5/1951 The ParkersburgNews, Parkersburg, W. Va.
Final rites will be conducted today at 2 p.m. from the Leavitt funeralhome for Mrs. Dolly Jane Ray, 45, of Bedrod, O., wife of Raymond Ray, who died Thursday in a Cleveland hospital ofinjuries received in an automobile accident. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memorial cemetery. The body will remain at the funeral home.
H. E. RAY DEAD
11/2/1919 The Parkersburg (W.Va.) News
Henry Edgar Ray, a well known resident of this city, died yesterdaymorning at 3:15 o'clock, at his home, at 226 Ann street,death being due to complication of diseases. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Miss Dolly Ray, of Leachtown; one son, Raymond Ray, who is in the [illegibleword] his stepmother, Mrs. B. L. Ray and the following sisters: Mrs. FrankThrash, Mrs. Ben Headley, Mrs. Henry Needham [sic - correct surname is Newhouse] and Miss Nellie Ray, all of SouthParkersburg.
The remains will be removed Sunday morning to the home of hisstepmother on South Side, and the funeral arrangement will be made later.
Parkersburg Man Expires
Suddenly Just Above
Hard Work and Heat Too
Much for Foreman On
8/30/1909 The Marietta Times, Marietta, OH
Heart failure, superinduced by over-work andthe intense heat of the previous day, caused Mr. Isaac Ray to drop dead whileat work on the extension of the Parkersburg-Marietta and Inter-Urban Electric linefrom Lowell to Beverly, late Saturday afternoon, at Adams' station, about amile above Lowell.
Mr. Ray had worked hard all day Saturday and no doubt his death waspartly caused by over-work, as he had a weak heart. Organic heart trouble was given as the directcause.
The deceased was a well known resident of Tavennerville,South Side, Parkersburg,and was employed as a foreman of a section gang on the construction work of thenew car line by R. T. Martin, a contractor.
The remains were taken in charge by an undertaker in Lowell and prepared for burial. On Sunday morning the body was sent to hishome in Parkersburgon an inter-urban car. Funeral services willbe held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Ray home.
Mr. Ray was 55 years of age and leaves a widow, three [sic] daughtersand one son the mourn the loss of a devoted father andhusband. The children are all grown.
The deceased was a cousin of Officer Charles Ray, Mr. Ray of the LeaderRestaurant and of Mr. Ray the barber in Lowell. He was well known here and his death comes asa sad blow to his friends and relatives.
MRS.PHOEBE RAY CALLED BY DEATH
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Mrs. Phoebe Ray, aged 70, of Camdenavenue, SouthParkersburg, widow of the late Isaac Ray, died this morning at 4:35 o'clock at St. Joseph's hospitalfollowing several weeks illness.
Mrs. Ray was born on Jerry's Run, Wood county,but had lived in South Parkersburg forthirty-nine years. She was a devout member of the South Parkersburg MethodistEpiscopal church for thirty-nine years, having served as a steward in thechurch during most of these years.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Frank Thrash of Andrew street, city,Mrs. H. H. Newhouse of Lenore street, South Side, andMrs. B. H. Headley and Miss Nelle Ray, at home; threebrothers, C. O. Riel of Akron, Ohio, W. A. Riel of Belleville Route 1 and
S. T. Riel of Marrtown;five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral services are to be held Thursday at 3 o'clock from the SouthParkersburg M. E. church, in charge of the Rev. I. S. Middaugh,assisted by the Rev. H. K. Riffle. Interment will be in Foley cemetery. Thebody is to be taken from the Kimes mortuary to thehome on Camden avenueat 6 o'clock this evening.
MRS. PHOEBE RAY SUCCUMBS HERE
The Parkersburg (W.Va.) News, Parkersburg, W. Va.
Wednesday 3/24/1937 p. 2
Mrs. Phoebe Ray, 70, of Camdenavenue, South Parkersburg,died early Tuesday morning at St.Joseph's hospital after a long illness. She was born in Wood county,and for 39 years was a resident of South Parkersburg. She was a member of the South ParkersburgMethodist Episcopal church, and served in the capacity of stewart [sic] for many years.
Mrs. Ray leaves four daughters, Mrs. Frank Thrash of Andrew street,this city, Mrs. H. H. Newhouse of Lenore street,South Side, and Mrs. B. H. Headley and Miss NelleRay, at home; three brothers, C. O. Riel of Akron, Ohio,W. A. Riel of Belleville Route 1 and S. T. Riel of Marrtown;five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the South Parkersburg M. E. churchThursday at 3 o'clock. The Rev. I. S. Middaugh, assisted by the Rev. H. K. Riffe,will officiate. Burial will be in Foleycemetery.
[ROBERT BOYD RAY]
"Two Funerals This Morning" on page 8
7/17/1900 The Parkersburg Sentinel, Parkersburg, W. Va.
The funeral of Robert Boyd Ray, whose death occurred [illegiblesection] the South Side on Monday, took place today. The remains were taken to the UnionValleycemetery for interment. The deceased was75 years of age and a well known resident of the county.
[ROBERT BOYD RAY]
Reapers Harvest Heavy OverSunday
7/17/1900 DailyMorning News, Parkersburg, W. Va., p 5
Robert B. Ray, an aged resident of the South Side, died early yesterdaymorning at the home of his son, Isaac Ray, after an illness of several weeks. The deceased was 75 years of age and hadlived in this county for nearly thirty years. The funeral will take place today from the home at 9:30 a.m. Interment at UnionValleycemetery.
CHARLES A. RIEL
5/17/1955 TheParkersburg News, Parkersburg,W. Va.
Word has been received here of the death of Charles A. Riel, 79, of Akron, O.
He was a former resident of Parkersburgand was born in Wood county the son of the late HarveyD. and Sarah Lowe Riel.
Surviving are his wife, Beryl Riel of Akron; two brothers, James ofEast Liverpool, O. and Earl of Slate, W. Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Deem ofWilliamstown and Mrs. Anna Curry of Parkersburg.
Final rites will be conducted from the Big TygartMethodist church, tomorrow at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hourprior to services.
The Eckard funeral home of Akron is in charge of arrangements.
CLARENCE RIEL TAKEN BY DEATH
3/7/1944 TheParkersburg (W. Va.)News
Clarence Riel of Belleville,Route 1, died Monday afternoon at one o'clock at the Freshwater Nursing Home onThirty-Second street. Mr. Riel was 51 years of age and he had beena prosperous farmer in the Jerry's Run vicinity.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Vernie Riel; oneson, Alva, at home; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Riel of Belleville,Route 1; and two sisters[,] Mrs. Edna Buckley and Mrs.Jane Buckley, both of Belleville,Route 1.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at thePond Creek Baptist church and burial will be made in the church cemetery. The Rev J. E. Callihanof Harrisville, will officiate.
OLDCITIZEN IS CALLED BY DEATH
undated original obituary from a Parkersburg area newspaper
David Riel[,] aged 78 died at the home of hisdaughter, Phoebe Ray, at 1016Williams street, about eight o'clock yesterdaymorning. Mr. Riel had been a resident of this city for a number of years, andthe news of his death was received with sincere regret by his many friends.
Mr. Riel arose from his bed about 7 o'clock and was apparently in thebest of health. He was eating breakfast when he collapsed and was taken to abed where it was found that life was extinct. Dr. W. D. Adairswas summoned and he pronounced heart trouble as the cause of death.
Mr. Riel was a veteran of the Civil War, having served three years inthe Union army. Surviving him beside [sic] the daughter, with whom he had madehis home, are the following children: Harvey Riel, of Chesterville,W. Va; Samuel Riel, ofWashington, W. Va.; and Charles Riel and Mrs.Cora DeLancey, both of this city. Patrolman Riel, ofthe local police force, was a nephew.
Late last evening, arrangements were made for the funeral service,which will be held at the home of the daughter, where he lived after, which theremains will be taken to the Bethel chapel, Lubeck,for a short service and interment. Grandsons of the deceased will act as pallbearers and all veterans of the civil war are invited to attend the service atthe house.
12/18/1916 The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg,W. Va.
Funeral services for the late David Riel who died at the home of hisdaughter, Mrs. Phoebe Riel [sic] Saturday morning, were held this morning atten o'clock from the home of the daughter at 1016 Williams street. Rev. J. A. Wright conducted the services andinterment was made in the Bethelcemetery on the South Side. The deceasedwas a veteran of the Civil War and a large number of old soldiers were presentas well as many friends from this section of the city and from the South Sidewhere he formerly resided.
DEATH SUMMONS MRS. RIEL, AKRON
8/12/1939 TheParkersburg (W. Va.)News
Relatives received word of the death of Mrs. [words omitted fromoriginal] Akron, Ohio. She was a former resident of this city and was Miss Delilah Buskirk before her marriage.
Two nieces of this city, Mrs. C. H. Headley and Mrs. Frank Thrash droveto Akron toattend the funeral which was held there Friday afternoon. Burial was in an Akron cemetery.
Other survivors are her husband; two sons, Raymond Riel, Akron, and Lester Riel, Cedar Grove, Ga.;a sister, Mrs. Anna Haynes, and a niece, Miss Lenore Myers, city. Mrs. John Riel, a sister, lives in the stateof Washington,and Same T. Riel of Marrtown is a brother-in-law.
JAMES PALMEHR [SIC] RIEL
3/25/1971 The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg,W. Va.
James Palmer Riel, 44, of 926East 12th St., died Wednesday in Camden-ClarkMemorialHospital following abrief illness.
He was a son of Mrs. Ada Riel Pickens ofParkersburg, and the late Charles Riel. He was a former employe of the AmericanViscose and the Davis Appliance Co. Hewas a veteran of World War II.
Survivors, besides his mother, include his widow, Mrs. Madora Smallwood Riel; two sons, James R. of Parkersburg,and Ronald Harvey of the home; three daughters, Frances Elaine, Karen Sue, andTeresa Lynn, all of the home; two brothers, George Riel of New Martinsville,and Theodore M. Parsons of St. Louis, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Juanita Givens ofParkersburg, and Mrs. Frances Imbodden of Pomeroy, O.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the LeavittFuneral Home with the Rev. John F Hay officiating. Burial will be in the EvergreenCemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
JAMES W. RIEL
12/12/1988 The Marietta Times, Marietta, OH
PARKERSBURG - James W. Riel, 78, of 3511 Fourth Ave. died Sunday, Dec. 11, inhis home.
He was born in WoodCounty to Samuel and MaryRussell Riel. He was retired from O. AmesCo., after 30 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth GandeeRiel; four sons, Donald R. and George E., both of Parkersburg, and Elmer E. and Ray L., both ofMount Vernon;two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Betty) Koon ofParkersburg and Mrs. Roger (Mary Nicholson of Marietta; two brothers, Paul andRobert, both of Parkersburg; 23 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 1p.m. Wednesday in Franklin Funeral Chapel at Parkersburg. Burial will be in SunsetMemoryGardensat Parkersburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7to 9 p.m. today until time of the services on Wednesday.
ROSCOE J. RIEL, FORMERRESIDENT, SUCCUMBS
1/3/1948 handwritten on obituary withoutmention of source
Roscoe J. Riel, 55, former Wood county resident, died at his home atWellsville, O. Funeral services wereheld at East Liverpool,O., Saturday.
Mr. Riel is survived by his wife, Mrs. Violet Riel; two sisters, Mrs.Mary Deem and Mrs. Anna Curry[,] both of Parkersburg; five brothers, CharleyRiel of Akron, O., James Riel of East Liverpool, O., John Riel of Wellsville,O., Mason Riel of Sebring, O., and Earl F. Riel of Slate, W. Va. One brother, William C. Riel, former Parkersburg policeman,and one sister, Mrs. Edna Daugherty, preceded him in death.
Local relatives attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Deem ofWilliamstown, Mrs. B. H. Headley and Miss Nelle Rayof this city.
SAM T. RIEL
12/18/1961 TheParkersburg News, Parkersburg, W. Va.
Sam T. Riel, 84, of 316 Marrtown Rd., was pronounceddead on arrival at Camden-Clark Memorial hospital Saturday night.
He was born in Wood countyJan. 8, 1877, a son ofDavid and Sarah VanLear Riel, and was a retiredcarpenter.
Survivors include his widow, Mary Riel; four sons, James W. Riel of Parkersburg, William H. Riel of Plymouth,O., Robert L. Riel of Parkersburg, and Paul F.Riel of Vienna;a daughter, Mrs. Howard Burd of Mogadore,O., 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three children, three brothersand two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at the Kimesfuneral home at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Carl Nutter officiating. Burial will be in Bethel cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today.
MRS. SARAH E. RIEL
Death Occurred at East Liverpool MondayMorning.
1924 obituary appearing in an unsourced Parkersburg, W. Va., newspaper
Mrs. Sarah E. Riel, a sixty-eight year old resident of Wood county, died at the home of her son, J. E. Riel at East Liverpool, Ohio,Monday morning. The remains were received here this afternoon.
Mrs. Riel's death was caused by paralysis.She went to East Liverpoolabout four weeks ago to spend the winter with her son and the fatal illnessdeveloped while she was there.
The deceased is survived by her husband, Harvey Riel, and the followingchildren: Charles A., Akron, Ohio;James E. and Roscoe, East Liverpool, Ohio; John, Wellsville, W. Va.; Mason, Akron; Mrs. Anna Curry, city; Mrs. Mary Deem,Chesterville, and William Riel, Holloway Junction.
The remains were received by the Leavitt & Co. undertakingestablishment this afternoon and will be taken to Tygart church Wednesday morning where funeralservices will be held at eleven o'clock.
W. A. RIEL, 76, OF BELLEVILLE TAKEN
8/9/1937 TheParkersburg (W. Va.)News
William A. Riel, 76, died at his home on Jerry's Run, near Belleville, W. Va., Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, following a brief illness.
He leaves his wife; two daughters, Mrs. S. H. Buckley of Rockport andMrs. McKinley of Belleville; a son, Clarence Riel of Belleville, and twobrothers, Charles Riel of Akron and Samuel Riel of Parkersburg.
Funeral services are to be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock atPond Creek Baptist church. Burial willbe in the adjoining cemetery.
[WILLIAM C. RIEL]
RIEL RITES TO BE HELD TODAY
1/27/1932 TheParkersburg (W. Va.)News
Funeral services for William C. Riel, formerly of this city and whodied Monday at his home in Akron,Ohio, will be held Wednesdaymorning at 10 o'clock at the Tygart Creek MethodistEpiscopal church. Rev. J. J. Kelley willofficiate, and burial will be made in the church cemetery.
[SARAH A. STEPHENS SINCLAIR]
SINCLAIR FUNERAL TO BE HELD TODAY
The Parkersburg (W.Va.) News
Saturday 10/23/1926 p 7
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah A. Sinclair, who died Friday morning, will beheld Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Seventh Street United Brethrenchurch. Interment will be in the Pleasant GroveUnited Brethren church cemetery, near Waverly, after short services in thechurch.
Mrs. Sinclair is survived by Mrs. L. M. Day, Mrs. C. W. Sams and Helen Sinclair, of Parkersburg,and Mrs. A. D. Wingrove of Gore, Ohio, and a host of other relatives andfriends.
CAROLYN DAWN SMEEKS
9/23/2001 St. PetersburgTimes, St. Petersburg, Fla.
SMEEK (sic) CAROLYN DAWN, 57, of St.Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 20, 2001) at MenorahManor. Born in Parkersburg,W.Va., she came here in 1946 fromIndiantown. She was Baptist and was a certified nurse's assistant. She enjoyedwind surfing, scuba diving and gardening. Survivors include her mother, Inez Smeeks, Atlanta; her father,Morris H. Smeeks, St. Petersburg;two sisters, Dianna L. Davis, Riverview, and Linda A. White, Atlanta; and three nieces and nephews. Abbey ParklawnFuneral Home, Dunedin.
STARR RITES TO BE HELD TODAY
2/3/1931 The Parkersburg(W. Va.) News
Funeral services for Mrs. Louisa Starr, 81, will be held in the home, 1614 Covert streetthis afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial willbe made in the MountOlivet cemetery. Mr. [sic] Starr died Sunday morning.
Fred Elsworth Starr, 72, 1002 28th St., died at his home thismorning at 9:20 a.m. following an extended illness.
He was born June 7, 1885 in Wood County a son of the late Richard andLouise Headley Starr and had lived in this area most of his life.
He was a painter by occupation and a member of the FirstEUBChurch.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Starr; three s[o]ns, Bernard ofParkersburg, Forrest of Columbus, O., and Albert Starr of Charleston; fivestep-children, Glenn Feick, Washington State, Haroldand Clarence Feick, both of Akron, Mrs. Fred Shields,and Mrs. Anna Dowler, both of Parkersburg; twosisters, Mrs. Mary Bell Perry, Columbus, O., and Mrs. VallieSeckman, of Parkersburg; 17 grandchildren, and sixgreat-grandchildren. A son, Paul Starr, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday from theLeavitt Funeral Home with the Rev. James Moellendick officiating,assisted by the Rev. Joe Zeigler. Burial will be in the ArlingtonMemorialGardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
DAVID E. STEPHENS
CLAIMED BY DEATH
2 /15/1943 The Sentinel, Parkersburg, W. Va.
David Ellsworth Stephens, aged 71, died Sunday afternoon at 2:45o'clock at his home near Waverly after an extended illness. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove UnitedBrethren church.
He leaves his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Tippensand Miss Pearl Stephens both of Parkersburg;three sons, Clifton,Ralph and Roy Stephens, all of Waverly; one sister, Miss Rebecca Stephens ofWaverly; six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral rites will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in PleasantGrove United Brethren church, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. The Corbitt funeralhome at Waverly will be in charge.
[GEORGE WASHINGTON STEPHENS]
G. W. STEPHENS DIED ON MONDAY
The Parkersburg (W.Va.) News
George W. Stephens, 77, a well known local resident died late Monday athis home, 1717 East Seventh street following several weeksillness. He was a devout member of theUnited Brethren church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna B. Stephens; two daughters, Mrs.Letha Marshall and Miss Minnie Stephens, all of this city; three sons, Charles,William and John Stephens, of this city. The following brothers and sisters are living, Mrs. Sarah St. Clair,city; Mrs. Martha Stoops, Mrs. Nancy Garrettson, andMiss Rebecca Stephens, all of Waverly; T. J. Stephens, Sam Stephens and DavidStephens, all of Waverly.
The funeral will be held from the Seventh street United Brethren church at2 o'clock this afternoon in charge of Rev. E. C. Petryand Rev. Potts, of Red Hill. Intermentwill be made in MountOlivet cemetery.
MRS. [sic] REBECCA STEPHENS
5/22/1953 The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, WV
Mrs. Rebecca Jane Stephens, 85, died this morning at the home of anephew, Roy Stephens, Waverly.
She was a daughter of the late Jane [sic] and Sarah Headley [Stephens]and is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the PleasantGrove church, and burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The Corbitt funeral home at Waverly is incharge of arrangements.
[SAMUEL WILKINSON STEPHENS]
REV. STEPHENS IS DEAD AT WAVERLY
The Parkersburg (W.Va.) News
Sunday 10/3/1926, p 12
Local relatives and friends will regret to learn of the death of Rev. S.W. Stephens, of Waverly, W. Va., whichoccurred at his home on Friday, October 1. The deceased was a son of James and Sarah Stephens, of Waverly, W. Va., where he spentmost of his
life. He was born January--illegible--.
Surviving are two children, Van Stephens, of Huntington, and Mrs.Ella Rymer, of Canton, Ohio;also five grandchildren, two brothers, T. J. and David Stephens, and foursisters, Mrs. Nancy Garrison and Mrs. Martha Stoops, of this city, and MissRebecca Stephens and Mrs. Sara Sinclair, of Waverly, W. Va.
The funeral services will be held today at one of the Waverly churches,after which interment will be made at Pleasant Grove.