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Obituaries - Died Jan 1 2004 to Dec 31 2005


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Doris Louise Marcum Litton, 86, of Oneida, passed away January 1, 2004, at the Oneida Nursing Center.

Born in Oneida, January 28, 1917, she was preceded in death by her parents, James Hillery and Vera Maude Watters Marcum; her husband, Lester Litton; two sisters, Shirley Cecil and infant, Maude Marcum; one sister-in-law, Cloreda Marcum; two brothers-in-law, Homer Jeffers and Hill Cecil; one niece, Beverly Marcum; and two nephews, Chuck Marcum and Joe Cecil. She was a member of Bethlehem baptist Church.

She is survived by one sister, Aileen C. Jeffers; two brothers: Wallace Marcum and wife, Edith, and Charles Marcum and wife, Wanda, all of Oneida; nieces and nephews: Kay and Jim Putman, Doug Jeffers, Jerry and Christy Marcum, Philip Marcum, Debbie and Steele Smith, Nikki and Lyndal Shepard, and Lorie and Jim Russell; and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted January 3, in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Lon Chenowith officiating. Interment followed in Marcum-Kidd Cemetery in Oneida. Jones & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Independent Herald, Oneida TN, Jan 8 2004 [Doris Marcum, Virgil Litton, Lillie Smith]



Charles Aaron Litton, 28, passed away January 1, 2004, in Scott County.

Born in Jamestown, April 22, 1975, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Labon Litton, Frona Litton, Howard Sexton, and Earl German.

He worked as a mechanic, and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his father, Sherman Litton and wife, Kathy, of Oneida; his mother, Brenda Saffrahn and husband, Robert, of North Carolina; three brothers: Johnny Litton, Matthew Litton, and Daron Terry and wife, Patty, all of Oneida; three sisters: Carrie Litton of Beckley, W.V.; Stacy Barnes and husband, Mark, of Oneida; and Holly Greene and husband, Jason, of Georgia; grandparents: Lucille German of Elgin, Doris Sexton of Oneida, and D.T. and Cleo Gibson of the Straight Fork community; great-grandfather, Finley Carroll of Oliver Springs; eight nieces, two nephews, several aunts, uncles and cousins, and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted January 4, in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home of Oneida with Bro. Harold Dean Ross officiating. Graveside service was conducted January 5, in Phillips Cemetery in the Pine Hill community.

Four Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Independent Herald, Oneida TN, Jan 8 2004 [Charles Litton, Brenda Sexton, John Litton, Labon Litton, Frona Boyatt]



Fred H. Schott, age 86, of 1421 Kentucky, Quincy, died Sunday, January 4, 2004 at 2:00 am in Blessing Hospital [Quincy IL].

He was born August 13, 1917 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Adolph and Anna Glattfeld Schott. On June 23, 1942, he married Margery Rae Litton in Phoenix, AZ. She preceded him in death on March 28, 2003.

Mr. Schott graduated from Quincy High School in 1935. He attended Gem City Business College, and was a graduate of the University of Illinois in 1939.

He was employed at Caterpillar Company in Peoria, IL prior to joining the Army Air Force in 1941. During WWII he was based in England with the 8th Air Force serving as an operations officer of the 385th Bomb Group. He was also a B-17 instructor pilot and a command pilot on Missions over France and Germany.

Following the war, Mr. Schott farmed in the Henry County area for 14 years. In 1961 he returned to Quincy where he became the Manager of Baldwin Field Airport. He also owned Schott Aviation, a fixed base operation, and was a Cessna aircraft dealer from 1961-1982.

Mr. Schott belonged to Altona Lodge #330, Bodley Lodge #1, Moline Consistory, Mohammed Shrine in Peoria, and he was a charter member of the Belgian Hitch. He was also a member of the Quincy Shrine Club, Quincy High Twelve, Quincy Elks Lodge, Spring Lake Country Club, Midwest Firearms Association, and the Theta Chi Fraternity.

Survivors include a son, Steve Schott, Quincy; a daughter, Nancy Westman and her husband Jan, Conifer, CO; a grandson, Bryan Westman, Conifer, CO; a cousin, Frances Schott Meade, Rochester, NY.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Thursday, January 8, 2004 at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Rev. Henry Murray officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Bodley Lodge #1 A.F. & A.M. will conduct masonic servies Wednesday evening at 7PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or The Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County.

Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Quincy IL, no date

[Margery Rae Litton d/o Ray Henry Litton s/o Isaac (Litton) Litten s/o John Litten s/o Valentine Litton s/o John Richard "Jacki" (Letton) Litton and Lydia Valentine]



Donna M. Litton formerly of Arlington Heights

A memorial Mass for Donna M. Litton (nee Mace), of Fort Meyers, Fla., will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. James Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Born [Aug 1 1959] in Chicago, the daughter of William and Catherine (nee Parks) Mace, she died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Health Park Medical Center, Fort Meyers. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery. Donna was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, class of 1977, and Harper College, class of 1980. She is survived by her husband of eight years, Bary [b. 1964], whom she married on Feb. 4, 1995.

Daily Herald, Arlington Heights IL, Jan 13 2004

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Donna M. Litton, nee Mace, beloved wife of Bary Litton; loving sister of Gregory Mace and Dennis (Catherine) Mace; loved aunt of Lauren; beloved daughter of the late William and Catherine Mace; loving companion of "the girls", Kenya, Dakota and Santana. Memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. James Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights. Burial will be at All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to American Diabetes Assn., Northern Ill. Processing Center, 2323 N. Mayfair Rd. #502, Wauwatosa, WI, 53226. Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd. in charge of arrangements. Info, 847-253-0168.

Chicago Tribune, Jan 13 2004

[Donna Marie Mace m. Bary E Litton Feb 4 1995 Clark Co NV]



Jetta Faye Chambers, 61, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at the home of her sister in Oak Ridge.

She was a lifelong resident of Oneida and had made her home in Oak Ridge in recent years. She was a retired bookkeeper for H T Hackney - Jellico Grocery and Tri-County Motors in Oneida. She was a Christian member of First Baptist Church in Oneida and attended Christ Community Church while in Oak Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Laura Chambers, and by a brother, J.R. Chambers.

Miss Chambers is survived by two sisters, Eva Litton of Oneida, and Colletta Chitwood and husband, Cecil, of Oak Ridge; three brothers, Clifton Chambers and wife, Juanita, of Oneida, Tommy Chambers and wife, Mertie, of Knoxville, and Bradford Chambers of Indianapolis, Ind.; and by several nieces and nephews.

According to her family, Aunt Jettie was very devoted and caring to her many loving nieces and nephews.

Her family said she made many friends, some who preceded her in death and some who survive her.

The funeral will be at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at West-Murley Funeral Home in Oneida with the Rev. Tom Job of Christ Community Church and the Rev. Dr. Doug White of First Baptist Church in Oneida officiating.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Hazel Valley Cemetery in Oneida.

The family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge TN, Jan 6 2004 [Jetta Chambers, Eva Chambers, Elmer Litton, Lydia Marcum]

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Jetta Faye Chambers, 61, passed away January 5, 2004, at the home of her sister in Oak Ridge. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Laura Chambers; and one brother, J.R. Chambers.

She was a lifelong resident of Oneida, and had made her home in Oak Ridge in recent years. She was a retired bookkeeper for H.T. Hackney-Jellico Grocery and Tri-County Motors. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Oneida and attended Christ Community Church in Oak Ridge. She is survived by two sisters: Eva Litton of Oneida, and Colletta Chitwood and husband, Cecil, of Oak Ridge; three brothers: Clifton Chambers and wife, Juanita; Tommy Chambers and wife, Mertie, of Knoxville; and Bradford Chambers of Indianapolis, Ind.

Funeral service was to have been conducted January 7, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Job and Dr. Doug White officiating. Interment is to be conducted January 8, in Hazel Valley Cemetery.

West-Murley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Independent Herald, Oneida TN, Jan 8 2004 [Jetta Chambers, Eva Chambers, Elmer Litton, Lydia Marcum]



Clifford Lovejoy, age 76 of Pine Knot passed away Monday. Funeral Services will be Thursday at 11AM at Pine Knot Funeral Home with Rev. William Kilby officiating. Burial will be in Hayes Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday after 6PM. Pine Knot Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. God chose Mr. Clifford Lovejoy, age 76, of Pine Knot, Kentucky, to come to Heaven on Monday, January 12, 2004, at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset. Mr. Lovejoy was born in Jarrolds Valley, West Virginia, on August 26, 1927, to the late Harry and Bertha Howell Lovejoy. He was a maintenance worker for Steel Improvement Corp. in Cleveland, Ohio, and returned home to McCreary County in January of 1997. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy. Mr. Lovejoy is also preceded in death by his wife Bernice Lovejoy, a brother, Donald Lovejoy, a sister Elizabeth Harris, and his father-in-law, Edd Litton. He is survived by his companion/fiance, Loretta Hill of Pine Knot, daughters, Shelia Norris of Cleveland, Ohio, Vicky Snider of Saginaw, Michigan, step-daughters, Sheila Addair of Richmond, Virginia, Brenda Lewallen of Pine Knot, step-sons, Tony Carr of Cleveland, Ohio, Steve Litton of Pine Knot, a very special son-in-law, Tony Lewallen and sisters: Gertie McGraw of Charleston, West Virginia, Ruby Clere of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Janet Deaton of Ohio, and Gayle Miller of Edgewater, Florida. There are three grandchildren, four step grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

source unknown

[Bernice Lovejoy = Bernice Litton, sister of Verlin A Litton d. Jul 4 2007, children of Edd Litton and Elsie Anderson]



Marie Barton, 100, of Mount Pleasant died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at the Henry County Health Center in Mount Pleasant.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, with the Rev. Dave Plooster and the Rev. Ron Vander Hart officiating. Burial will be in Lambirth Cemetery.

Visitation began at noon today at Beatty Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials have been established to the Lambirth Cemetery and the Iowa Chapter of Muscular Dystrophy.

Mrs. Barton was born Sept. 20, 1903, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Fred C. and Melinda Bell Litton McElwee. She married J.F. Barton Sept. 20, 1922, in Mount Pleasant. He died July 7, 1982.

The Bartons farmed in the Round Prairie vicinity until Mr. Bartons death. Mrs. Bartons pastimes included flowers, gardening, music and her family.

Survivors include two daughters, Elloise Moyle and husband Richard of Mount Pleasant, and Wanda Wesley, also of Mount Pleasant; one son, Wesely Barton and wife Gerry of Mount Pleasant; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two-great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law Joe Wesley; two brothers, Everett McElwee and Thomas McElwee; one sister, Mildred Charbonneau; one infant grandson; and one great-grandson.

Fairfield Daily Ledger, Fairfield IA, Jan 22 2004 [Marie McElwee, Fred McElwee, Malinda Litton, Sarah Lowen, Burton Litton, Melinda Cox]

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Marie Barton, 100, of Mt. Pleasant, died on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23 at First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant, with the Revs. Dave Plooster and Ron Vander Hart officiating. Burial will be in Lambirth Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22 at Beatty Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials have been established to Lambirth Cemetery and the Iowa chapter of Muscular Dystrophy.

Mrs. Barton was born on Sept. 20, 1903, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Fred C. and Melinda Bell Litton McElwee. She married J.F. Barton on Sept. 20, 1922, in Mt. Pleasant. He preceded her in death on July 7, 1982. She and her husband farmed in the Round Prairie vicinity until his death. She enjoyed her flowers, gardening, music and all her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Elloise and her husband Richard Moyle, Mrs. Joe (Wanda) Wesely, and a son Wesley and wife Gerry Barton all of Mt. Pleasant, 14 grandchildren: LORI AND JOHN SCHLATTER, Linda Moyle; Bob and Denise, Bill and Karen, Brad and Monica Wesely, Brian Wesely, Becky Wesely; Jim and Diane, Mike and Lyndel Barton, Kathy and Mike McAlister, Rick and Kelly, Phil and Karen Barton, Pete Barton, Melinda and Jeff Sitar. 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law Wilma Barton, several nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her husband in July 1982, a son-in-law Joe Wesely, two brothers, Everett McElwee, Thomas McElwee, a sister, Mildred Charbonneau, and infant grandson, a great-grandson, eight nephews and two nieces.

Mount Pleasant News, Mt. Pleasant IA, Jan 30 2004



Aleeta W. Lytton, 77 [b. Feb 18 1926], of Richmond, widow of Charles Herndon Lytton [b. Apr 13 1917 d. Dec 6 2001 Richmond VA], died Monday, January 19, 2004. She is survived by a daughter, Dixie L. Alexander and her husband, David; three sons, Danny M. Lytton and his wife, Linda, Charles A. Lytton and his wife, Carol, Stephen E. Lytton and his wife, Desiree; two grandsons, Seth D. Lytton and Haile J. Lytton; three sisters, Dorothy Jones, Willie Hale and Shirley Jonas of Wythe County; and a brother, Ronnie Walters of Wythe County; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lytton was retired from the City of Richmond and was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Mechanicsville. Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 9271 Shady Grove Road in Mechanicsville, where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond VA, Jan 21 2004

[Charles Herndon Lytton s/o Joseph Henry Lytton b. Sep 8 1884 Wythe Co VA and Roxie Seagle b. abt 1883 VA. Joseph s/o John W Lytton b. Mar 1851 VA and m. 1878 Sallie b. May 1852 VA]



Elizabeth Alderman Sowers, 82 [b. Jun 7 1922 Floyd Co VA], of Willis, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at Skyline Manor Nursing Home [Floyd VA]. She was the widow of Troy L. Sowers. Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, William Ray (Billy) and Freeda Sowers of Willis; daughters and son-in-law, Wanda Bolt, Sandra and Gary Dillon of Willis; sisters, Gertha Aldridge of Vinton, Freeda Gragon of Leonardtown, Md., Ruby Gray of Lexington, Md.; grandchildren, Tommy Sowers, Michele Lytton, Kevin Sowers, Mickey Bolt, Jimmy Wayne Radford; step-granddaughter, Kristen Dillon; eight great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 30, 2004, at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will be in the Barringer Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Maberry Funeral Home.

Roanoke Times, Roanoke VA, Jan 29 2004

[grandmother of Michele (Sowers) Lytton mother of Carlie Lytton and Ashton Lytton]



Wava Marie Dodson, 93, of Mount Jackson, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at Mayfair House in Woodstock.

Mrs. Dodson was born January 31, 1911 in Quicksburg, daughter of the late Harve Monroe and Sarah Frances Schaeffer Litten.

She was a member of the Mount Jackson United Methodist Church and former member of the Mount Jackson Home Demonstration Club and the Senior Citizens Organization.

She was married December 26, 1929 to Roland John Dodson who preceded her in death July 28, 1979.

Mrs. Dodson is survived by two daughters, Betty Dauma of Arlington and Peggy Neff of Woodstock; and two grandchildren, Randy A. Neff of Winchester and John Dauma of Athens, Greece; and a great granddaughter, Ashley Marie Dauma.

Mrs. Dodson was preceded in death by a son, Roland Lee Dodson.

The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Mount Jackson United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeffry J. Roberts officiating. Burial will follow at the Mount Jackson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Doug Estep, Brian Hepler, Stacey Zirkle, Warren Hepler, Tony Thorpe and Doug Estep, II.

Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Marvin Brauer.

The family will receive Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mount Jackson.

Memorial contributions may be to the Mount Jackson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 27, Mount Jackson, VA 22842.

Northern Virginia Daily, Strasburg VA, Feb 6 2004 [Harve Litten, Wava Litten]



Robert E. "Bob" Litton, 73, of Anderson, died Feb. 7, 2004, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie following an extended illness.

He was born July 17, 1930, in Albia, Ind., and lived in this area most of his life.

He served his country in the U.S. Army, was a prisoner of war and received the Purple Heart during the Korean Conflict.

In 1994, he retired as an electrician from Delco Remy Division of General Motors after 38 years of employment.

He attended Living Word Ministries Church; was a member of UAW Local 662 and of American Legion Post 408, Chesterfield.

Survivors include his wife, Julia K. (Taylor) Litton of Anderson; four brothers, Donald (wife, Goldie) Litton of Auburn, Billy (wife, Bobbie) Litton and Shirl (wife, Sandy) Litton, all of Fort Wayne, and Gene (wife, Nancy) Litton of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are special friends, Horace and Jeanne Matthews and Lonnie Smith, all of Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy E. and Eleanor (Budd) Litton.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory, South Chapel, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson, officiated by Pastor Eric Fox. Burial will be at East Maplewood Cemetery, where military graveside rites will be performed by VFW Post 266.

Calling hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the South Chapel.

Online guestbook:
www.loosefuneralhomes.com

Herald Bulletin, Anderson IN, Feb 10 2004



Leo Lester Shafer, 81, of Quicksburg, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock.

Mr. Shafer was born Aug. 21, 1922, in Quicksburg, and was a son of the late Walter Grey and Bertie Rebecca Litten Shafer.

He was a member of Valley Baptist Church in Edinburg.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Virginia Miller Shafer; two sons, Randy Lester Shafer of Timberville and Daniel Leo Shafer of Quicksburg; a sister, Hazel Carter of Mount Jackson; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The Revs. James Bailey and Randy L. Shafer will conduct the funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Valley Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Mount Jackson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Valley Baptist Church. Friends may also call from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mount Jackson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Baptist Church Mission Fund for Dawson Childrenís Home, 408 Stoney Creek Road, Edinburg, Va. 22824.

Northern Virginia Daily, Strasburg VA, Feb 10 2004 [Walter Shafer, Bertie Litten]



Walter Litten, formerly of Lamoine, died Feb. 17, 2004, at an Albany, N.Y. nursing home from congestive heart failure.

Born in Newark, N.J., in 1915 [May 22] to Rose and Isaiah Litten, he moved with his parents to the Woodhaven neighborhood in Queens, N.Y. In 1928, the family moved to Rochester, N.Y., where he graduated from the University of Rochester in 1936 with a membership in the Phi Beta Kappa society and a degree in optical engineering. While still a student, Walter started writing for the Rochester newspapers and in 1936 he began work at Bausch and Lomb as a lens designer while remaining an active reporter, eventually for Time-Life. He began, in 1940, a long career working at Eastman Kodak, first in research and later writing corporate and scientific advertising. In 1941, he married Mascha Kronman. Together, they produced many newspaper and magazine stories; she doing the photography and he ďslinging words.Ē

In 1969, they built their home in Lamoine and moved there permanently in 1975. Walter taught mycology (study of mushrooms) at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor and served as a volunteer naturalist at Acadia National Park. He was also editor of McIlvania, journal of Mycological Society of America and a volunteer with the Poison Control Center identifying mushrooms brought to him by the State Police. His property in Maine included a blueberry farm and he had a long association with horticulture professor John Smagula at the University of Maine, turning research reports into articles suitable for scientific and grower audiences.

Mascha died in 2001 and Walter, increasingly disabled by old age, was no longer able to remain in his home.

Walter is survived by his son, Simon, and daughter-in-law, Edna, of Altamont, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Anna, Daniel, Reuben and Emily; and great- grandchildren, Benjamin and Mara.

Contributions may be made to the American Friends Service Committee or the American Civil Liberties Union. A memorial service will be held in Lamoine in the spring.

The Ellsworth American, Ellsworth ME, Mar 04 2004

[s/o Isaiah Litten b. abt 1881 Latvia and Rose b. abt 1885 Latvia]



Raye Zirkle Litten Jr., 85, of Timberville, died Feb. 29, 2004, at Life Care Center of New Market, Va.

Mr. Litten was born April 30, 1918, near Quicksburg, Va., son of the late Grace Georgia Swartz and Raye Zirkle Litten Sr. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for the Henkel Press, which published the Shenandoah Valley, for 28 years. At the age of 49, he became the State Farm Insurance agent in Timberville. He served in that capacity for another 28 years.

Over the years he made many contributions to the Timberville community. In 1956, he was elected to the Timberville Town Council and served through 1964 and then again from 1984 through 1988. In 1964, he was elected Mayor of the Town of Timberville and served in that capacity until 1982. During these 18 years of his tenure, the town experienced growth with expanded water capacity, a new sewer system and a growth of new homes. He was affectionately known throughout the community as "Mayor" or "Good Neighbor."

He was an active member of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Timberville and served on all the church committees over many years. He was also a member of the Lionís Club and the Timberville VFW. In 1991, at the second annual Timberville Founderís Day Celebration, he was presented with the Citizen of Distinction Award.

Mr. Litten was a proactive individual who always wanted to see the best for his community, local business, church and individuals. He devoted much of his personal timing helping others and was proud of his hometown.

On Sept. 21, 1940, he married Cecilia Alexander, who preceded him in death on April 27, 1992.

He is survived by his three sons, James of Freehold, N.J., Raye III of Olney, Md., Joseph of Cumberland, Md.; their wives; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchilden; five great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Louise Minnich of Timberville, and a brother, Donald of Bridgewater.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Church of Christ in Timberville with Pastor Martha Kline officiating. The Eulogy will be given by Pastor Donald Smith. Burial service will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ. P.O. Box 1112, Timberville, Va. 22853.

Northern Virginia Daily, Strasburg VA, Mar 2 2004 [Ray Zirkle Litten Sr s/o John Phillip (Lytton) Litten s/o John William Litten s/o John Preston Litten s/o Abraham Able (Litten) Litton and Catherine "Polly" Weaver]



Former Alaska resident Geneva Pearl Walters, 89, died March 16, 2004, at Samaritan Care Home in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

A memorial service was Friday at Las Fuentes Retirement Resort in Prescott.

Mrs. Walters was born June 18, 1914, in Tacoma, Wash., to William and Alta (Litton) Feero.

Mrs. Walters moved to Alaska with her family in the 1920s. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Juneau. She also volunteered for 12 years at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.

Her husband worked for Reeve Aleutian Airlines, and they enjoyed flying all over the continental United States.

They moved to the Lower 48 in 1990.

Mrs. Walters is survived by her husband of 67 years, Clarence; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanie and David Wherry of Colorado and Connie and Randolph West of California; brother and spouse, John and Eleanor Feero of Sterling; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were with Sunrise Funeral Home in Prescott Valley.

Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage AK, Mar 20 2004

[d/o Alta P Litton d/o Wilson P Litton s/o George Washington Litton s/o Solomon Caleb Litton Jr and Judith Anne Shoemaker]



Greenville -- Funeral services for Minnie Lee Litton, 81, of Globe, Ariz., and formerly of Greenville will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville. She died March 17, 2004, at Cobre Valley Community Hospital, Globe. Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery, Shaw.

She was born in Fruitdale, Ala., on March 4, 1923, the daughter of Alice Vandover and Sterling Price. She worked as a nurse's aide at The King's Daughters Hospital in Greenville for several years and retired from Chism's Truck Center in Ozark, Ala., in 1983. She lived in Hot Springs, Ark., for several years and moved to Globe, Ariz., with her daughter, Nan, in 1999. She enjoyed cooking, reading and tending to her flowers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raleigh Martin Litton Sr.; one son, Raleigh Martin "Sonny" Litton Jr.; a grandson, Alfred Jones Mitchell II; a granddaughter, Cheryl Lynn Seymore; brothers Nathan, Buddy and Sonny Price; and sisters, Pearl Williams and Lula Moss.

Survivors include four daughters, Nan Betz of Globe, Ariz., Betty Ruth Mitchell (Charlie) of Greenville, Becky Folmar (David) of Ozark, Ala., and Janice Seymore (GDavidary) of Benoit; two sisters, Edna Fulwood of Cleveland and Grace Lofton of Magnolia; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Southern Baptist Church, 1008 Live Oak St., Miami, AZ 85539; or Cobre Valley Community Hospital Foundation, 5889 S. Hospital Drive, Globe, AZ 85501.

Delta Democrat-Times, Greenville MS, Mar 22 2004

[Raleigh Martin Litton s/o Robert Allen Litton s/o John Henry Litton s/o William Elihu Litton s/o Benjamin Litton s/o Thomas Litton s/o James B Litton Sr and Sarah Osborne]



Fleta Hollar Lytton, age 85, widow of Fred Matthew Lytton, died Friday, March 26, 2004.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 11:00 AM at St. John's United Church of Christ in Hamburg by the Rev. Robert A. Lewis. Burial will follow in St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery.

She was born at Hamburg, Virginia on January 3, 1919, the daughter of the late Edgar and Beulah Myers Hollar.

Mrs. Lytton worked for Decca Records in Washington, DC and as a teller for 25 years with Virginia National Bank. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ where she was a Sunday school teacher, deacon, elder, and a member of Lay, Life, and Work.

Mrs. Lytton is survived by a son, Ted Martin Lytton of Hamburg; two daughters, Winnie Lytton of Staunton, Cynthia Sibert and her husband, William E. Jr. (Fleta's second son) of Woodstock; two brothers, Lawrence Hollar of Edinburg, Randolph Hollar of Hamburg; two grandchildren, Nicole Lytton of New Market, Christopher Mahlon Sibert of Woodstock; a special pet, Blueberry. Pallbearers will be Michael Gochenour, Allen Gochenour, Alfred Heishman, Jr., Richard Heishman, Carroll Hottle, and Curtis Roy.

The family request that memorial contributions be made to the St. John's United Church of Christ, c/o Michael Gochenour, P.O. Box 1187, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.

Northern Virginia Daily, Strasburg VA, Mar 29 2004 [Fred Lytton]



Jacksonville -- Timothy Lewis Scott, 57, of Jacksonville, died Monday, April 12, 2004, at his home.

Mr. Scott was a retired MGySgt. in the United States Marine Corps.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Daniel Scott and Eolia Coleman Scott.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Pineland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Donald Marshall officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Hogan Scott of the home; one daughter, Wendy Scott and her son, Timothy Destin, of Holly Ridge; one son, Shaun Scott and his wife, Vicky, and their children, Timothy Andrew and Tiffany Alexis, of Saucier, Miss.; sister, Maretta Beeler and her husband, Wilbur, of Carrollton, Mo.; sister, Melva Susewind of Kansas City, Mo.; brother, Norman Scott of New Jersey; sister, Carol Scott and her husband, Greg Prelogar, of Phoenix, Ariz.; sister, Connie McDaniel of Marshall, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Pauline Lightfoot of Carrollton, Mo.; sister-in-law, Cathy Litten of Buckner, Mo.; and Josephine and Emile Appel of Watha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pineland Presbyterian Church, 205 King Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540 or to the Jim "Catfish" Hunter ALS Foundation, P.O. Box 47, Hertford, NC 27944.

Internet condolences may be sent to the family at jonesfuneral@ec.rr.com.

Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home of Onslow County, Inc., Jacksonville.

The Sun Journal, New Bern NC, Apr 15 2004 [Cathy Scott, Lewis Scott, Eolia Coleman]



Flemingsburg -- James Ray Litton, 87, Elizaville Ave., passed away Mon., April 12, 2004. Mr. Litton was born in Elliot County, Dec. 25, 1916. His parents were the late James H. and Ella Black Litton. Mr. Litton is the owner of Litton Ford Mercury Sales, WWII Army veteran, member of First United Methodist Church, past President of the Chamber of Commerce, and Kentucky Colonel. He also was a fifty year member of Fleming Masonic Lodge #112 F&AM. Survivors include: wife, Alice Emmons Litton, Flemingsburg, two sons, Ronald (Mary Jo) Litton, Flemingsburg, Rick (Sharon) Litton, Maysville, two brothers, Edward Orear Litton, Springfield, OH, Art Litton, Morehead, two sisters, Pauline Bishop, Morehead, Patty Lou Jones, Dayton. Also survived by six grandchildren: Sue Ann Litton, Shannon Litton, Ronald Litton, Trey Litton, Jenifer Mitchell, Lorrie Plummer and four great grandchildren: Tyler Bryant, Tanner Bryant, Megan Mitchell and Sierra Payne. Preceded in death by a sister, Faye Ferguson and two brothers, John D. and George Litton. Funeral services will be 1 pm Fri. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Coy and Dr. Gary Maguffee officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation at First United Methodist Church from 5-8 pm Thurs. Guestbook at Legacy.com

Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington KY, Apr 14 2004

[s/o James H Litton s/o Samuel E Litton s/o Charles Litton s/o Thomas Jefferson Litton s/o James Edward Litton s/o John Richard (Letton) Litton Sr and Sarah Jane (Ann, Anna) Wilcoxen]



Clyde C. Litton, 55 [b. Nov 26 1948], of Mt. Washington [Bullitt Co KY), died Monday [Apr 19 2004] at Jewish Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Pinkston Litton; three daughters, Crystal Watson and Sherry and Amanda Litton; three sons, Danny, Shannon and Shane Litton; his mother, Maxine Litton [b. 13 Mar 1927 d. 16 Jul 2005 Mt. Washington KY]; two brothers, Morris and Tom Litton; two sisters, Rosemary Barnett and Phyllis Lynch; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home, with burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial gifts may be made to the Litton family, in care of the funeral home.

Courier-Journal, Louisville KY, Apr 21 2004

[Crystal Jean Litton b. 22 Aug 1981 Jefferson Co KY d/o Patricia F Pinkston]



Centreville -- Funeral Services for Troy Lee Reese Sr., 84, who died Friday, April 30, 2004, at Field Memorial Community Hospital in Centreville, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Newman Funeral Home Chapel in Centreville with Rev. Frank Camp officiating.

Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery in Centreville.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until services at the funeral home.

Mr. Reese was born January 9, 1920, in Centreville, the son of Jent Reuben and Celia May Graham Reese.

He was the retired owner and operator of Reese Motor Sales and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He was also a member of the Centreville Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Centreville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred Decker Reese; a son, Troy Lee Reese Jr.; a sister and six brothers.

Survivors include a daughter, Susie Daughdrill of Centreville; two sons, Jimmy Ray Reese of Centreville and Dennis Reese of Paris, Texas; a brother, Ira Dean Reese of Lafayette, La.; and 10 grandchildren.

The Natchez Democrat, Natchez MS, May 2 2004 [Troy Reese, Margaret Handley, Clifford Handley, and Macel Litton, Oscar Litton, Cora Moore]



Lawrence F. Litton, Sr., age 84, of Lilburn, Georgia died May 7, 2004. He is survived by: wife, Louise Litton, daughter and son-in-law, Jane and George Palmer of Lilburn, son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Pam Litton of Snellville, grandchildren, Vivian Litton of Lawrenceville and Trae Litton of Snellville. Mr. Litton was a retired Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army a graduate of Emory University and Emory Law School. He was a member of the Reserve Officer's Association and the American Legion Post 232 of Snellville. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, May 10, 2004 at Wages Snellville Chapel, with Rev. George T. Waddle officiating. Interment will follow at Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army, in memory of Lawrence F. Litton, Sr. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta GA, May 9 2004

[Lawrence F Litton s/o Starling (Sterling) T Litton s/o Oliver Litton s/o James Taylor Litton s/o John Richard Litton Jr and Rachael McCauley]



Dorothy T. Litton, 90, of Romney, W.Va., died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at the Hampshire Health Care Center, Romney.

Mrs. Litton was born Jan. 6, 1914, in CoCo, W.Va., the daughter of James Marion and Cora Mae Litton Toler. She was a retired cook at the West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Romney and worked at Hillís Laundromat in Romney for several years.

She was a member of Romney Church of the Nazarene.

She was married to Jacob Fostor Litton, who died Oct. 11, 1969.

Surviving are three nephews and four nieces, including Delmar "Jerry" Lowell of Augusta, W.Va., and Emma Nickelson of Romney.

Two brothers, Dennis Toler and Richard Toler, and a sister, Catherine Lowell, are deceased.

A funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Baker, W.Va.

The Winchester Star, Winchester VA, May 11 2004 [Dorothy Toler, Cora Litton, James Toler]



Chitwood, Kizzie Troxell -- age 96 years, 8 months, and 25 days, of Whitley City, Kentucky passed away Thursday, May 13, 2004 in Oneida, Tennessee.

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at the Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ron Davis officiating. Burial was in the McCreary Memorial Gardens.

She was born August 19, 1907 in McCreary County to Thomas D. Troxell and Rosemary West Troxell.

Kizzie was a member of the First Baptist Church, Whitley City and had worked in the McCreary County Clerk's office for thirty four years before her retirement.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Dewey S. Chitwood, three brothers, Ed Luther Troxell, Fremon Troxell, and Homer Troxell, and two sisters, Cordie Litton and Mable Anderson. Survivors include three daughters, Chloe Chitwood of Knoxville, Tennessee, Dolores Brosseau of Clinton, Tennessee, and Frances Murphy of Lexington, Kentucky, a sister, Virgie Morgenstern of Nashville, Tennessee, six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at strunkfh@yahoo.com.

Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home served the family of Kizzie Troxell Chitwood.

McCreary County Record, Whitley City KY, May 18 2004 [Cordia Troxell, Jasper Litton, John Litton, Melvina Gilreath]



TORNADO - Lois Ellen King, 66, of Tornado, formerly of Indian Creek Rd. and Elk Two Mile, passed away Friday, May 14, 2004.

She was born on June 15, 1937, in Elk Two Mile to the late Roma and Dorotha Lucas Litton, and was a former employee of Pat and Deenies in Charleston and Chesapeake. Lois was also a cook at the former Big Chimney Elementary School, and was a former Girl Scout Leader and very involved in girls' softball. She was a graduate of Charleston High School. She enjoyed her fishing trips to Canada and she attended the River View Gospel Tabernacle, Charleston.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Charles King; and a companion, Romie Dunlap.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie Sue King Crockett and William Adrean Crockett of Elkview; stepdaughter, Nina Lou King Black of Georgia; sisters, Evelyne Fore and Margaret Martin, both of Charleston, Gladys Hudnall of Chelyan, Donna Smith of Charleston, Carrie Sanner of Tornado, Louise Morris of Charleston; brothers, Conard Litton of Charleston and Romie Litton of Hurricane; two grandchildren, Andrea Lynn Crockett and William Brad Crockett; three stepgrandchildren, Sherri, Amy, and Susan Black; and companion, Molly, her dog.

Service will be 2 p.m. on Tues., May 18, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home Chapel, Malden, with the Rev. Rex Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 17, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, 4203 Salines Drive, Malden.

Charleston Daily Mail, WV, May 17 2004

[Lois Litton, Dorothy Lucas, Roma Litton, Jeremiah Litton, Carrie Huff]



[James] Woodrow Goodrich, 86, of Memphis, retired carpenter for Local 345, died Monday, 7 June 2004, at Methodist North Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Munford Funeral Home Millington Chapel with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown. He was a member, trustee and deacon of James Road Baptist Church. Mr. Goodrich, the husband of Christine Goodrich, also leaves four daughters, Alean Arthur of Nashua, N.H., Pauline Geist of Camden, N.Y., Hettie Whitlow of Beaufort, Mo., and Alpha Little of Munford; a stepson, Bruce Emmons of Columbia, S.C.; three half-sisters, Alean Duke of Nashville, Mattie Lou Nichols of Madison, Tenn., and Genieve James of Maryville, Tenn., 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to James Road Baptist Church or Temple United Methodist Church in Millington.

Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, Jun 9 2004

[s/o Annie Maybelle Litton d/o William Green Litton s/o William Carroll Litton s/o Myra Litton. Myra daughter or daughter-in-law of Benjamin Litton s/o Thomas Litton and Margaret Whitson]



Alma Beatrice Coleman Armstrong, 83, of South Charleston, peacefully left this life behind on Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Tender Heart Home Care in South Charleston from complications due to Alzheimer's Disease.

She was born [Jul 23 1921] in Mohawk, W.Va., and graduated from Yeager High School. After attending nursing school in Baltimore, Md., she moved to Beckley, W.Va., and worked at the Pinecrest Sanitorium, where she met her husband. Later she and her family moved to Oak Hill, W.Va., where they lived for many years. In 1962, she moved to South Charleston and lived there until her death.

Alma was employed for 32 years by J. Loren, Smith, DO at Alum Creek Medical Center. She was a very special friend to many people in that community. After retiring in 1994, she became a volunteer for HospiceCare. In 1998, she was awarded the honor of being named West Virginia Outstanding Citizen by the governor of the state.

She was a member of the Oak Hill Methodist Church and then the Darlington Methodist Church of South Charleston.

Preceding her in death are her mother, Cinda Hatfield Smith; and her husband of almost 50 years, George S. Armstrong.

She is survived by two sons and their wives, William and Diana Armstrong of Colora, Md., and George and Sheila Armstrong of Ripley, W.Va.; two daughters and their husbands, Margaret "Cindy" and Dennis Clendenin of Sissonville, and Beatrice and Martin Dotson of South Charleston; grandchildren, Brian Clendenin of Sissonville, Cherie Litton of Sissonville, and Eric Clendenin of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Jason and Brock Armstrong of Ripley, Tommy Armstrong of Colora and Marinda Dotson of Lexington, Ky.; one great-grandson; and one step-great-grandson.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Priss Johnson and daughters, Aimee McNurlen and Belva Wolfe and employee, Charlotte Hall of Tender Heart Home Care for the special care and attention they gave to our precious mother, allowing us to take advantage of the good times.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston with Pastor Robert Leadman officiating.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek. She will be buried beside her husband. "Our loving parents, together again, rest."

The family suggests donations to HospiceCare, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

Charleston Gazette, Charleston WV, Jun 14 2004



Williamsport -- Helen Elizabeth Lamberson, 84, of Williamsport, Md., died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at Washington County Hospital [Hagerstown MD].

Born March 12, 1920, in Fulton County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Oscar Edwin and Mary Elizabeth Hewett Litton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Paul Lamberson Sr., on May 20, 1974.

She was employed by Washington County Hospital as an elevator operator, retiring in 1982.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Sanner of Frederick, Md., and Vivian Manis of Millboro, Va.; one son, John Paul Lamberson Jr. of Fayetteville, Pa.; three grandchildren, Peter Manis of Millboro, and Wesley Sanner and Kevin Sanner, both of Frederick; three stepgrandchildren, James Sanner II and Tiffany Sanner, both of Florida, and Jeremy Sanner of Oregon; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Eleanor Crump in 1999 and one bro ther, Homer Litton in 1983.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. David B. Kaplan will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 7 to 9 p. m.

Herald Mail, Hagerstown MD, Jun 18 2004

[d/o Oscar Edwin Litton s/o Malachi "Mack" (Litton) Litten s/o John Litten s/o Valentine Litton s/o John Richard "Jacki" (Letton) Litton and Lydia Valentine]



Laurel Jane Litton, 43, died June 16, 2004.

She was born June 9, 1961, in Two Harbors, Minn. Her family moved to Cody in 1970 and she called Cody home for most of her life.

After graduating from high school in 1979 she began a career as a dental assistant which she continued for more than 20 years.

Her interests included crafts, cooking, friends and family. She had an exceptional gift of spoiling her nieces and nephews. All those who loved her will miss her beauty, smile, warmth, humor and laughter.

She is survived by her precious pet of six years Pooh Bear, mother Gloria (Don) of Alamogordo, N.M., brothers Eldon (Gretchen) Litton of Colorado, Mark (Teri) Litton of Washington, nieces and nephews Mandy, Mindy, Josiah, Victoria and Will, along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Special friends include Beverly, who was her full-time caregiver for the last few months, cousin Krisi Jo, along with Joni, Kelly, Lyn, aunt Janice and uncle Dick and her father's wife of 17 years, Elna Litton of Cody.

She was preceded in death by her father Eugene Litton on Feb. 26, 2002, and her grandparents Litton and grandparents Stenlund.

At Ms. Litton's request, there will be no services. A private family interment will take place.

Her mother's request is that the bouquet of flowers she gave Ms. Litton before her death be her last bouquet. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Gloria Henderson, 3010 Sunrise Ave., Alamogordo, N.M., 88310, to help with final expenses.

Cody Enterprise, Cody WY, Jun 24 2004

[Eugene Barton Litton s/o Elry (Elery) Barton Litton s/o Elijah Billingsley Litton s/o Burton Litton Jr s/o Burton H Litton s/o John Richard "Jacki" (Letton) Litton s/o Caleb (Letton) Litton Jr and Mary Jane Wilcoxen]



Herman Leon Lytton, 70, of Lynchburg, died Tuesday June 29, 2004, at Virginia Baptist Hospital [Lynchburg VA]. He was husband of Vernelle Stinnett Lytton.

Born March 10, 1934, in Quicksburg, he was the son of Allen Leon and Louella Zirkle Lytton of Fairfax.

A graduate of Fairfax County High School, he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Virginia Polytchnical Institute and State University. He was an Architect having retired from Wiley and Wilson with 38 years of service. He was a member of Peakland United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Leon Lytton.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his son, Thomas Keith Lytton and granddaughter, Rachel Michelle Lytton, both of Richmond; four sisters, Anna Lee Lytton of Fairfax, Connie L. Lytton of Reston, Shirley M. Lytton of Fairfax, and Jessie L. Sherwood and husband, James L., of Annandale.

A celebration of Leonís life will be held Thursday, at 2 p.m. at Peakland United Methodist Church, with the Rev. C. Douglas Pillow officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Those wishing to make memorial contributions, please consider The Miller Home, 2134 Westerly Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501-2110, Peakland United Methodist Church, 4434 Boonsboro Road, 24503 or a charity of your choice.

Diuguid Wiggington Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Lynchburg News Advance, Lynchburg VA, Jun 30 2004

[s/o Allen Leon Lytton s/o John Phillip (Lytton) Litten s/o John William Litten s/o John Preston Litten s/o Abraham Able (Litten) Litton and Catherine "Polly" Weaver]



Mary Hasie Allen Litton, 97, of Shaw died Friday, July 2, 2004, in Hattiesburg.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland with the Rev. Andy Stoddard and the Rev. Tim Beard officiating. Burial will follow in Shaw Cemetery under the direction of Ray Funeral Home of Cleveland. Visitation is from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Litton was born on Dec. 6, 1906, in Glen Allen to Charles LeRay Hasie and Lula Baldridge Hasie. She graduated from Grenada College with a teaching degree. She married George W. Litton. She was a Latin teacher and worked for the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of Litton United Methodist Church, where she was involved in many church activities, including serving as a Sunday School teacher and as the church pianist. She was also a popular speaker, artist and painter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Litton.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn A. Wolfe of Hattiesburg and Gladys Litton Heaton of Memphis; a brother, Pat Hasie of Hoffman, N.C.; a sister, Margaret H. Donahue of Inverness; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Robin Cooper, Allen Donahue, Harold Donahue, Raymond Donahue, Donnie Heaton and Britt Dunaway.

Honorary pallbearers are Walter Herbison, David Laster, Ricky Nobile, Buddy Carroll and Travis Satterfield.

Memorials may be made to the Glen Allen Methodist John Cooper Scholarship, P.O. Box 393, Glen Allen, MS 38744.

Bolivar Commercial, Cleveland MS, Jul 5 2004



Juanita C. Lytton

Juanita Lytton, 72 [nee Rogers b. Aug 17 1931], of St. Augustine, died July 3, 2004, at Flagler Hospital. She was a native of Mobile, Ala., and had resided here for the past 32 years. She was a medical technologist and a member of the U.S. Air Force for 16 years. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Services: Will be announced later.

Survivors: One sister, Jean Rogers, St. Augustine.

In charge: Craig Funeral Home and Crematory.

St. Augustine Record, St. Augustine FL, Jul 7 2004

[d/o Leland Curtis Rogers Sr b. Apr 11 1894 Dickson PA, d. Feb 14 1980 St. Augustine FL, and Phoebe _____ b. Jun 1 1901 Skelton, Cleveland, Yorkshire, England, d. Mar 29 1998 St. Augustine FL. Leland signed up for WWI and WWII Drafts in PA, single for WWI and married to Phoebe for WWI]

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Memorial services for Juanita "Nita" Lytton who died July 3, 2004 at Flagler Hospital [St. Augustine FL] will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday August 3, 2004 at Trinity Episcopal Church. Flowers are gratefully declined those wishing may make a contribution in her memory to Trinity Episcopal Parish, 215 St George St St Augustine, FL 32084

Craig Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

St. Augustine Record, St. Augustine FL, Jul 29 2004



Betty Ann Litten, of Walnut Creek, CA. died peacefully on July 9, 2004 at MeritCare hospital after a six month battle with cancer. Betty was born on May 16, 1947 to Henry and Marion Rutherford (Fargo). After graduating from Fargo Central High School, Betty continued her education at North Dakota State University and graduated in 1969. She had a passion for teaching and began her life long practice of working with children in St. Louis Park, MN. She moved back to Fargo in 1979, taught Physical Education and coached track for the Fargo Public Schools at Agassiz Jr. High. In 1988 she moved to Walnut Creek, CA. with her husband and two boys. There she taught Physical Education and finished a double Masterís degree in Physical Education and Special Education. Prior to the onset of her illness, she was a special education teacher at Foothill Middle School. There, she had the privilege of team teaching with her son, Charlie.

Betty married Charles (Chip) Litten, a former Fargo resident in July, 1970. She raised two wonderful boys, Charlie and John Henry both of Walnut Creek. Betty was a daughter, a sister, a student, an educator, a wife, a mother, and a friend. She was honored throughout her life for all her wonderful accomplishments. Her two greatest gifts were friendship and humility.

Betty is survived by her mother, Marion Rutherford and Bud (Fargo), her sister Marilyn Benoit (Minneapolis) and her brother, John Rutherford (Walnut Creek, CA). She also leaves a father-in-law, C. Warner Litten (Fargo), three sister-in-laws, and spouses, and many special nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in her death by her father, Henry Rutherford and her brothers Charles and Ken.

The memorial service will be at the First Presbyterian Church, 650 2nd Ave. North, Fargo, at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 15. A celebration of Betty's life will be held following the service at Pepperís Restaurant, 2510 University Drive South.

In lieu of flowers, send memorials to the American Cancer Society or The Animal Rescue Foundation, P.O. Box 30215, Walnut Creek, CA.

A memorial service will be held in Walnut Creek, CA. at a later date.

Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo ND, date unknown

[Betty Rutherford, Charles Litten]



Elmer Earl "Bud" Kelsey, 89, Mindenmines, Mo., died 7:15 p.m. Tuesday July 13, 2004 at the Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. He was born Oct. 14, 1914 at Morgan Camp, Mindenmines, Mo. to Elmer P. and Stella May Applegate Kelsey. He was a retired farmer and manager of Camp Cyokamo near Alba for 30 years. He graduated from Missouri School of Mines. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Lamar. He married Donna Belle Halfhill on July 26, 1936 in Mindenmines and she preceded him in death.

Survivors include three sons, John Kelsey, Lamar, Bill Kelsey, Mindenmines, and Buddy Kelsey, Liberal, Mo.; four daughters, Donna Rice, Joplin, Margaret Rice, Monkey Island, Okla., Rebecca Strand, Springfield, Mo. and Balinda Tuck, Lamar; one brother, Jack Kelsey, Mindenmines; one sister, Maxine Chesnut, Lamar; 19 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by on son Bob; one granddaughter, Carrie Lou; one sister Mable Letton; and one great granddaughter, Caitlyn.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday July 16, 2004 at Konantz-Warden Funeral Home Chapel, Lamar. Visitation is Thursday, July 15, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will be in the Iantha Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Camp Cyokamo in care of the funeral home.

Carthage Press, Carthage MO, Jul 16 2004

[Elmer Kelsey, Stella Applegate, Mable Kelsey]



Verdon Litton, 86, of Corbin, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2004 in the Corbin Nursing Home.

His first wife, Theolla Litton; three brothers, Lemon Litton, Jasper Litton and Paul Litton; and his sister, Bessie Wyatt, preceded him in death.

His survivors include his wife, Geneva Gibbs Litton of Corbin; three daughters, Niwanna Lipps and husband Mearl, Norma Clouse, and Amy Helton and husband Colvin, all of Corbin; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two step-daughters, Betty Wilson and Norma Halstead, both of Corbin; four step-sons, Denver, Archie, Clayton and Arnold Morgan, all of Corbin; three brothers, Bill Litton of Corbin, Rondall Litton of Indiana and Willard Litton of Corbin; two sisters, Wilma Monhollen of Corbin and Ruth Brummet of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. He leaves behind other family members and many friends to mourn his passing.

The funeral services will be conducted at 2 pm Wednesday at the Hart Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiating. Burial will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and step-sons.

Friends will be received from 6-9 pm Tuesday at the Hart Funeral Home.

Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home, Corbin KY

[Verdon Monroe Litton s/o Elmer Luther Litton s/o John Riley Litton s/o Jacob Litton s/o Sylvester Litton s/o James Taylor Litton s/o John Richard Litton Jr and Rachael McCauley]



Mary Elizabeth Litton
Age 90 [b. Mar 2 1914]
July 31, 2004
West Nashville, TN
She leaves her sons, Kenneth (Wanda), Randall, (friend Jackie McCullough) and Barry (Janice) O'Kain; grandson, Kristopher O'Kain; step grandchildren, Phillip and James Taylor; step great grandchild, Aiden Taylor. Mrs. Litton was a Member of the Richland Baptist Church. Services will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 3, 2004 from the Chapel of Pettus-Owen and Wood with Mrs. Litton's nephew, Rev. Harville H. Duncan Jr. officiating. Interment in Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Monday from 5 til 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until service time at Pettus-Owen & Wood Funeral Home, 46th Charlotte Avenue, (615) 292-3392 Source unknown



Beverly L. Thompson, age 66 [b. Jul 23 1938], Tuesday, August 3, 2004 at her residence. Retired from CVS. Survived by husband of 14 years, Frank Thompson; sons, Allen (Nancy) McClaskey of Indianapolis, IN, Michael (Kim) McClaskey, Phillip (Dawnyel) Wagner; step-daughter, Sara G. (Robert) Davis of Killeen, TX; step-sons, Gary (Chrystal) Thompson of DeWitt, AK and Marc (Linda) Thompson; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; father, William Silas Litten Sr.; sisters, Bonnie and Pat; brothers, Bill and Gill Litten; also survived by Sharon Lynn Mathews, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Preceded in death by mother Mavis Litten, brother James "Shorty" Litten. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Evans Funeral Home, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., where service will be Friday 12 Noon. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Columbus Dispatch, Columbus OH, Aug 6 2004



Larry D. Litton of Columbia died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004. He was 56.

Mr. Litton was born Sept. 2, 1947, in Princeton, Mo., to Victor Jewell Litton and Jewell Nadine Walker Litton. He married Linda Lawrence in 1966. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in 1970.

He was employed as an insurance agent at Allstate Insurance and was a member of Christian Chapel. He enjoyed skeet shooting, his hunting dogs, golfing, playing pool and coaching baseball and soccer.

Mr. Litton is survived by his parents, Victor and Mildred Litton of Lock Springs and Gerald and Julie Morris of Brookfield; two sons, Ladd Litton of Lee's Summit and Lane Litton of Columbia; three sisters, Vicky Litton Myers of Raleigh, N.C., Jan Cahill Laffoon of Overland Park, Kan., and Becky Morris of Garland, Texas; a brother, Jeff Pennick of Ariz.; a stepsister, Ruth Bjorseth of Overland Park, Kan.; two stepbrothers, Charles Morris of Gardner, Kan., and Steve Morris of Lee?s Summit; and two grandchildren.

Services, conducted by the Rev. Gary Denbow, will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Christian Chapel, 3300 S. Providence Road. Burial will be 6 p.m. today at Lock Springs Cemetery in Lock Springs. Memorial contributions may be sent to Christian Chapel, 3300 S. Providence Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203 or Cancer Research Center, 3501 Berrywood, Columbia, Mo., 65201.

Sara Duncan

Source unknown, Aug 8 2004

[s/o Victor Jewell Litton s/o John Raymond Litton s/o John Speed Litton s/o Thomas Litton s/o Hiram Franklin Litton s/o Soloman "Saul" Caleb Litton and Martha Sharp Dunkin]



Princeton, W.Va. -- Mrs. June Catherine Litton Jacobs, 81, of Clairmont Hills Drive, Princeton, departed this life early Sunday morning, August 8, 2004, at the Princeton Community Hospital with her loving and devoted daughters by her side.

Born June 12, 1923 at Abingdon, Va., she was the daughter of the late John Murray and Hettie Duncan Litton.

Left to cherish her memory, her loving and caring family, her daughters: Patricia Ann Veneri and husband Dr. E. Lynn of Princeton, and Karen Sue Lewis and husband Bill of Elizabethton, Tenn.; two sisters: Naureen Woodyard of Suffolk, Va., and Margaret Wilmeth of Abingdon, Va.; and one brother, John Litton of Kerrville, Texas.

Cryptside services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 11, from the Knollkreg & Sunset Memorial Park on Walden Road, Abingdon, Va., with Rev. Randy Adkins officiating. Those wishing to attend these services are requested to meet at the cemetery by 4 p.m. Wednesday. Memorial gifts of love can be made to the Gideon's International, Princeton Chapter, P.O. Box 5103, Princeton, WV 24740 or First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 304, Princeton, WV 24740. The family of Mrs. Jacobs is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton, (304) 425-8131

Elizabethton Star, Elizabethton TN, Aug 10 2004

[d/o John Murray Litton s/o Lilbern Rufus Litton s/o John Whitley Litton III s/o Solomon Caleb Litton III s/o John Whitley Litton Sr and Sarah Ann "Pearl" Fullen]



Audrey Williams Perry Howard, of Charleston, died Tuesday, August 17, 2004, at CAMC General Hospital.

She was born in Lobelia October 1, 1921, the daughter of Allie Audrey and Averill George Williams.

Mrs. Howard was a former member of River Road Garden Club. She was a 50-plus-year member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she served as a former Women's Society President and a member of the Mary Martha Circle. She served as a youth counselor for the M.Y.F. and as secretary for the Wesley Methodist Church Seniors. She was a volunteer at St. John's Episcopal Church Opportunity Shop and a member of the West Side Church Young at Heart Group. She was retired from O. J. Morrison's Department Store and loved traveling and raising flowers.

Her husbands, Clifford Leo Perry and Carl Eugene Howard, preceded her in death.

Surviving her are a son, Roger G. Perry; daughter, Kaye Perry Vealey; brother, Densel Calvin Williams, of Ohio; three grandsons and one granddaughter, and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday afternoon, August 21, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Charleston, by the Rev. Barbara Bailey and the Rev. Gerald Dotson. Burial was in the Perry Cemetery, Pinch Ridge.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 2626 Penn. Ave., Charleston, WV 25302.

The Pocahontas Times, Marlinton WV, Aug 26 2004

[Clifford Perry, John Perry, Dora Tolley, Henderson Tolley, Malinda Litton, Alexander Litton, Amanda Rhodes]



Theo Balser, 95, of Ripley died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Jackson General Hospital following a short illness.

She was born Nov. 1, 1908, at Jackson County, a daughter of the late Ira Litton and Ada Litton Thomas.

She is survived by her children, Marqueen Grimes of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Eileen King of Ripley, Imogene Kirby of Charleston and Quentin Balser and his wife, Frances, of Ripley; one sister, Isabelle Vandergriff of Ripley; 12 grandchildren, Catherine Larimer (Mike) of Indianapolis, Ind., Arnold Grimes (Donna) of Columbus, Ohio, Gerald Grimes of Columbus, Ohio, Sherrie Grimes of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Connie Randolph (Robert) of Ripley, Vanessa Ball (Robert) of Ripley, Gail Hunter (David) of Ripley, Darrell Kirby (Connie) of Blueridge, Va., Wesley K. Kirby (Janet) of Charleston, W.Va., Marie Rawn (Scott) of Milton, Randal Balser (Carol) of Ripley and Joyce Easley (George) of Hurricane; 21 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a niece, Ada Sue Hill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Balser; a stepfather, Frank Thomas; sisters, Velma O'Dell and Elva Vandergriff; and a great-grandson, Anthony Kirby.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will be in the Fairplain Cemetery, Fairplain, W.Va. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston WV, Aug 21 2004

[Theo Litton, Ada Myers]



Newport, Pearl Madlynne -- age 78, of Oneida, Tennessee, departed this life on Wednesday afternoon, August 25, 2004 at the home of her daughter in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Born on August 8, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Doc Duncan and Della Litton Duncan.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Doc Duncan and Della Litton Duncan; husband of fifty-four years, Clifton Newport; daughter, Zondria Kay Martin; son, George Anthony Duncan; three sisters, Lola Duncan Marcum, Hazel Duncan and Opal Duncan; brother, D. T. Duncan.

She is survived by: two daughters, Elizabeth Phillips of Knoxville, Tennessee, Erma Laxton and husband Mike of Hurricane, West Virginia; one son, Jerry Newport and wife Debbie of Robbins, Tennessee; four granddaughters, Tammy Phillips, Amanda Duncan, Ashley Martin and Cheyenne Newport; four grandsons, Jared Laxton, Shane Martin, Jody Martin and Tyler Martin; four great grandchildren; two special family members, Donda Duncan and Kenneth Martin; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends to mourn her passing.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Saturday evening, August 28, 2004 from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Chapel of West Murley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. with Rev. Joe Blevins officiating. Special music provided by the Goad Family.

Interment in the Carson Memorial on Sunday afternoon, August 29, 2004 at 2 p.m.

West Murley Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Pearl Madlynne Newport.

Knoxville News-Sentinel, Knoxville TN, Aug 28 2004

[Pearl Duncan, Dock Duncan, Ewell Litton, Elizabeth Rosser]



Dr. Ralph J. Litton, 71, of Las Vegas, died Aug. 26, 2004.

He was born Nov. 27, 1932, in St. Anthony, Idaho to Ralph and Evelyn Litton.

He graduated from St. Anthony's South Fremont High School, the University of Idaho, and George Washington University Medical School.

After completing his surgical internship at the University of California and San Francisco County Hospital, he attended the U.S. Air Force School of Aviation Medicine and was assigned to the F-100 Fighter Wing at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

He completed Orthopedic Residency training at the University of Utah while serving in the Utah Air National Guard.

Dr. Litton opened his medical practice in Las Vegas in 1966.

Dr. Litton practiced orthopedic surgery locally for 30 years before retiring in 1996.

He was Chief of Staff at St. Rose De Lima Hospital in 1971, Chief of Orthopedics at University Medical Center from 1978-1982, and a staff member at Sunrise and Valley Hospitals until his retirement.

He was a fellow, a member and held elected offices in numerous national and regional medical organizations including the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Western Orthopedic Association.

He was a lifetime member of the Clark County Medical Society and worked actively in its Children's clinic for over 25 years.

He was also an active member of the Las Vegas Rotary Club for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra; their children, Elizabeth (Pete) Gibson of Las Vegas and Ralph J. Litton III of Pasadena, Calif.; grandchildren, Stephen and Kathryn Gibson; brothers, Randall Litton of Grand Rapids, Mich. and John Litton of Lake Mary, Fla.; and 10 nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89102.

Memorial contributions may be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas NV, Aug 29 2004 [Ralph Litton, Jasper Litton, Mary Bray]

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Prominent orthopedic surgeon Litton dies

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ralph Litton, 71, of Las Vegas died Thursday at his home.

He was born on Nov. 27, 1932, in St. Anthony, Idaho, to Ralph and Evelyn Litton.

He graduated from the University of Idaho and George Washington University Medical School.

After completing his surgical internship at the University of California and San Francisco County Hospital, he attended the U.S. Air Force School of Aviation Medicine and was assigned to the F-100 Fighter Wing at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

He completed orthopedic residency training at the University of Utah while serving in the Utah Air National Guard.

Litton opened his medical practice in Las Vegas in 1966, retiring in 1996.

He was chief of staff at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, formerly St. Rose de Lima Hospital, in 1971. He was chief of orthopedics at the University Medical Center from 1978 to 1982 and a staff member at Sunrise and Valley hospitals until his retirement.

He was a fellow, a member and held elected offices in numerous national and regional medical organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Western Orthopedic Association.

He was a lifetime member of the Clark County Medical Society and worked actively in its Children's Clinic for more than 25 years.

He was also an active member of the Las Vegas Rotary Club for 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra, their children, Elizabeth Gibson of Las Vegas and Ralph J. Litton III of Pasadena, Calif.; brothers Randall Litton of Grand Rapids, Mich., John Litton of Lake Mary, Fla.; two children and 10 nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1515 W. Charleston Blvd.

Burial will follow at Palm Valley View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas NV, Aug 30 2004



Roger Allen Reed, 62, of Spencer, died Friday, August 27, 2004, in the Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

He was born July 13, 1942, in Spencer a son of Ruth Litton Reed Lowther of Vienna and the late Cyrus Reed. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Dean Reed and William Robert Lowther.

Roger was an employee of the former Kellwood Company, Spencer. He was a 1961 graduate of Spencer High School and a former member of the West Virginia Army National Guard.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Carolyn Brannon Reed, whom he married March 12, 1965; two sons, Kevin Michael Reed of Ripley and Timothy Allen Reed, with the USAF, Goldsboro, NC; stepfather, William Ireland Lowther of Vienna; brother, Jeffery Ireland Lowther of Des Plaines, IL; sister, Linda Sue Dotson of Parkersburg; two grandchildren, Christopher Michael Reed of Ripley and Tabatha Nicole Reed of Spencer.

A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, August 31 at 2:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Burial will be in the Clover Cemetery, Clover.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, August 30.

John H Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer WV, no date

[Elizabeth Ruth Litton d/o Perry Virgil Litton s/o Abraham Park Litton s/o William H Litton s/o Abraham Litton s/o Korrin Michael Litton Sr and Agnes Marie Dempsey]



Robert E. "Sonny" Fazzalore, Sr., 72, of 33 West Piedmont Street, Keyser, WV, passed from one life to another on Sunday, August 29, 2004 at the Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport, MD.

Born on January 7, 1932 at Keyser, WV, he was a son of the late Larry A. and Stella Mae (Allen) Fazzalore. He also was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Kay Frances (Bill) Fazzalore on March 15, 1985 and two sons, Dominic Fazzalore and John J. Fazzalore.

Mr. Fazzalore was retired from the CSX Railroad with over 40 years of service as a locomotive engineer. He was a member of the Church of the Assumption, Keyser, the International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving are three sons, Robert E. Fazzalore, Jr. and wife Margie, James A. "Andy" Fazzalore and Larry W. Fazzalore and wife Cindy, all of Keyser; five daughters, Roberta K. Cooper and husband John of Burlington, WV, Mary E. "Beth" Taylor and husband Bob of Piedmont, WV, DeAnna F. Litten and husband James "Lonnie" of Keyser, Cynthia S. Litten and husband Dale of Belfry, MT and Philomena M. Johns and husband Mike of Morgantown, WV. Also surviving are one brother, Larry L. "Bill" Fazzalore and one sister, Frances "Fran" Cuthbertson , both of Keyser; 32 grandchildren , 30 great-grandchildren and a host of other dear family and friends who showed their care for him constantly in this last year during his illness.

Friends may call at the Smith Funeral Home, Keyser Chapel, on Tuesday, August 31 from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 1 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption with Father Ivan M. Lebar, T.O.R. as celebrant.

Interment will be in the St. Thomas Cemetery, Keyser.

Condolences and personal reflections to the family may be left after Mr. Fazzalore's obituary at www.smithfuneralhomes.net.

Mineral Daily News-Tribune, Keyser WV, Sep 1 2004



Radford -- Lawrence Leslie Lytton, 89 [b. Feb 19 1915 VA], of Radford, passed away Friday, September 3, 2004 at his home. He was a member of Fairlawn Baptist Church and a retired employee of St. Albans in Radford with 42 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Annie Hughes Lytton and four brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Iris Lytton of Radford; two daughters, Joy Lawson of Roanoke and Sharon Kojcsich of Williamsburg; and a host of family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Fairlawn Baptist Church Monday, September 6, 2004 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Garden in Dublin. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Fairlawn Baptist Church/Mission Fund - 6758 Oxford Ave., Fairlawn, VA 24141. The family will receive friends Sunday at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Southwest Times, Pulaski VA, no date

[s/o James Luther Lytton b. Oct 18 1876 VA s/o James M Litton b. abt 1847 Montgomery Co VA s/o Thomas Litton b. abt 1825 VA and Sarah Ann Simpkins b. abt 1818 VA]



El Paso -- Graveside services were last Friday, September 3, 2004, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with military honors for Curtis A. Litton, 78, a native of Sanderson and brother-in-law of current Sanderson resident Ginette Litton.

He was born in Sanderson [Terrell Co TX] on April 26, 1926, and passed away September 1, 2004, here.

A longtime resident of El Paso, he was retired from Southern Pacific Railroad after working there more than 30 years.

Litton was preceded in death by his wife, Grace, and daughter Lynette Kaznowski.

He is survived by his longtime companion Margarita Hover, daughters Dorothy Scarborough and Annette Scott, 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Terrell County News-Leader, Sanderson TX, Sep 10 2004

[Curtis Albert Litton s/o Ezra B Litton s/o Nelson Litton s/o Cornelius "Neal" Litton s/o James Taylor Litton s/o John Richard Litton Jr and Rachael McCauley]



Radford -- Lawrence Leslie Lytton, 89 [b. Feb 19 1915], of Radford, passed away Friday, September 3, 2004 at his home. He was a member of Fairlawn Baptist Church and a retired employee of St. Albans in Radford with 42 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Annie Hughes Lytton and four brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Iris Lytton of Radford; two daughters, Joy Lawson of Roanoke and Sharon Kojcsich of Williamsburg; and a host of family and friends. Funeral services will be held at Fairlawn Baptist Church Monday, September 6, 2004 at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Garden in Dublin. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Fairlawn Baptist Church/Mission Fund - 6758 Oxford Ave., Fairlawn, VA 24141. The family will receive friends Sunday at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford from 4 to 6 p.m.

Source unknown



Fanny Isabel Johnson Cox, 96, of Ripley died Sept. 13, 2004. Service will be noon Friday, Sept. 17, at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Charleston Daily Mail, WV, Sep 16 2004

[Fanny Johnson, Levi Cox, Benjamin Cox, Leora Litton, Abraham Litton, Louisa Harner]



Services for Horace Melrose Litton, 87 [b. Aug 29 1917 Boyle Co KY], of Shawnee Road, formerly of Florida, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Bill Peters. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

He died Monday [Sep 20 2004] at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center [Danville KY].

Pallbearers will be Bill Lay, James Lay, Bobby Newby, Gerald Lay, Horace Huffman, Kenneth Whitehouse, Steve Meyers and Rastus Yankey. Honorary pallbearers are Godbey Whitehouse, Stanley Whitehouse, Maynard Lay, J.D. Ross, Walker Dykes and Floyd Lyons.

Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Advocate-Messenger, Danville KY, Sep 21 2004

[s/o Horace Maynard Litton s/o Finly (Finley) (Findley) Litton s/o Oliver Litton s/o James Taylor Litton s/o John Richard Litton Jr and Rachael McCauley]



Scotty S. Litton, age 41, of Pickerington, died unexpectedly Thursday, October 7, 2004 at Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Hospital [Westerville OH]. Born May 14, 1963 in Columbus, he attended Mifflin Sr. High School. He was employed at Worthington Cylinders, and was an avid golfer. Survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Paula; beloved children, Justin and Rachel; mother, Joyce Litton, Columbus; brothers, Richard (Velvet) Litton, Sylvania, Marc Litton, Christopher Litton, both of Columbus; father- and mother-in-law, Ralph and Helen Dado, Columbus; brother-in-law, John (Patti) Dado, Baltimore; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father James Litton, brother Michael Jason Litton and sister Mary D. Litton. Friends may visit 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 550 Hill Road N. (St. Rt. #256), Pickerington, where funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Freddy Dutton officiating. Interment Violet Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute to the Litton Family Fund at any National City Bank branch, or the American Cancer Society in Scotty's memory. Online condolences at www.spencefuneralhome.com.

The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus OH, Oct 9 2004 [Scotty Litton, Paula Dado]



Daisy Whited

Feb. 14, 1915 -- Oct. 9, 2004

Holly Hill -- Daisy D. Whited, 89, of Bay Avenue, a resident since 1987, died Saturday at Florida Hospital-Ormond Memorial.

Mrs. Whited, a homemaker, was born in Gay, W.Va., and moved here from Parkersburg, W.Va. She was a member of Harbor Baptist Church, Ormond Beach. She enjoyed crochet, gardening, oil painting and baking birthday cakes.

Survivors include three sons, Robert, Indiana, Kenneth, West Virginia, and Kevin, Virginia; three daughters, Christine Powell and Shirley Whited, both of Ormond Beach, and Vanessa Mins, Atlanta; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Pinello, Daytona Beach, is in charge.

The News-Journal, Daytona Beach FL, Oct 11 2004

[Daisy Litton, Ann Munday, Dennis Litton, George Litton, Mary Richards]



Orwell -- Irene B. Humphries, age 89, of Orwell, OH, died Tuesday morning, October 12, 2004, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren, OH.

She was born June 20, 1915 in Mesopotamia, OH, the daughter of Harley J. and Bertha (Squibbs) Sprague.

Irene was an active member of the Orwell United Methodist Church, where she was a communion steward, a long time election board member for Orwell Township, and was an avid bridge player and enjoyed quilting.

Mrs. Humphries is survived by daughters, Joan (Quay) Gaiser of Orwell, and Judy (John) Litten [John W Litten b. 1948] of Manassas, VA; son, Rick (Diane) Humphries of Orwell; brother, Cleon Sprague of Middlefield; grandchildren, Brad and Brent Gaiser, Brenda DeLuca, Amy Litten [Amy J Litten b. 1976], and Jennifer and Nicole Humphries; and great-grandchildren, Annslee DeLuca and Robert Gaiser.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Theodore W. Humphries on April 11, 1982; brothers, Don and Lester Sprague; and grandson, Aaron Litten [Aaron L Litten b. 30 Sep 1967 d. Mar 1984].

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. on Friday, October 15, 2004, at the PAINE-GUERRIERO FUNERAL HOME, 140 East Main Street, Orwell, OH, with Pastor Jeffrey Fatica, of the Orwell United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Brownwood Cemetery, North Bloomfield, OH.

Friends will be received 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2004 at the Funeral Home.

Memorial gifts are requested to the Orwell United Church.

Star-Beacon, Ashtabula OH, Oct 14 2004



Funeral services for Arthur Norman Pauley, 51, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Brother Curtis Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Hollywood Cemetery. Mr. Pauley died Sunday, October 17, 2004 at his residence.

Mr. Pauley was born on October 30, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of William Frank and Lillie M. Litton Pauley.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William Thomas Pauley.

Survivors include his mother, Lillie Pauley of Jackson, TN; and a brother, George Michael Pauley of Jackson, TN.

The family will receive friends today from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel 731-427-5555

The Jackson Sun, Jackson TN, Oct 19 2004

[s/o Lillie Mae Litton d/o George Forrest Litton s/o William Thomas Litton s/o George C Litton s/o Emily Litton d/o Myra Litton. Myra daughter or daughter-in-law of Benjamin Litton s/o Thomas Litton and Margaret Whitson]



Linda Ellen (Litton) Schon, 42, of Manchester, died suddenly Sunday, October 17, 2004, at Manchester Memorial Hospital.

Born in Passaic, N.J., she had lived in Manchester for thirty years and was a 1980 graduate of Manchester High School.

Linda is survived by her mother, Jennifer Markstein and her husband, Michael, of Manchester; her daughters, Danielle Mari Orbach, currently serving in Iraq, and Shannon Orbach of Texas; and her sister, Diane Berntsen and her husband, Ray, of Coventry. She is also survived by her paternal grandparents, Donald Litton and his wife, Beverly, of West Hartford and Ellen Griggs of Bristol; her aunt, Andrea Litton of Washington; special cousins, Ivy, Sharon and Ashley Smith and Marian Hawthorne; and many other cousins and friends.

Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St., Manchester on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Center Congregational Church, 11 Center St., Manchester. Burial will be private.

Journal Inquirer, Manchester CT, Oct 21 2004

[Linda Ellen Litton grand-daughter of Donald C Litton s/o Ransom "Robert" Litton s/o James L Litton s/o Cornelius "Neal" Litton s/o James Taylor Litton s/o John Richard Litton Jr s/o John Richard (Letton) Litton Sr and Sarah Jane (Ann)(Anna) Wilcoxen]



Mount Vernon -- Verga E. Jones, 77, of Mount Vernon died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at the Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon.

Verga was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Parkersburg, W.Va., to Otis and Jennett (Johnston) Cunningham and had been a resident of Mount Vernon for the past 59 years. She was a member of the Newark Road Church of Christ in Mount Vernon. Verga was a loving and devoted wife and mother to her family.

Surviving are her loving husband, Harry Jones, whom she married Nov. 3, 1956; her daughter, Jennett Frye of Mount Vernon; her son, Robert A. Jones of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph (Tonya) Cunningham of Belpre, Otis (Patricia) Cunningham of Dallas, Texas, and Glen (Ruth) Cunningham of Columbus; and two sisters, Edith (Roger) King of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Mary Mills of Little Hocking.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers, Denver Cunningham, Virgil Cunningham and Dale Cunningham; and a sister, Ruth Smith.

Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, where a funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. with Mr. Russell Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon 43050. This obituary and guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Mount Vernon News, Mount Vernon OH, Oct 20 2004

[Deborah Litton, Virgil Cunningham]

[d/o Otis Cunningham b. 15 Sep 1898 Monroe Co OH and Jennett Johnston b. 24 Sep 1897 Monroe Co OH. Otis is s/o Deborah Esther "Debbie" Litton b. 25 Dec 1879 Jackson Co WV and Virgil Lee Cunningham b. Oct 1875 Jackson Co WV]



Erle Martin Litten Age 87, of Bloomington, died Sunday November 7, 2004 at his residence. Born July 24, 1917 in Ellettsville, Indiana, he was the son of William Elmer and Goldie (Melick) Litten. He worked both as an accountant and also as a business owner. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, the Lynhurst Masonic Lodge, the Shriner's, the Sheriffs Association of Indianapolis and the American Legion Post 18. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps serving during World War II. He is survived by his wife, Olive Litten of Bloomington; two daughters, Katherine Alice Mann and husband Thomas of Rockford, Illinois, and Dr. Carol Litten Touloukian and husband Dr. James Touloukian of Bloomington; one son, C. Scott Litten of Arlington, Virginia; one stepson, David Dyer and wife Betty of Greenwood, IN, two step-daughters Judith Pettigrew and husband Gordon of Indianapolis and Kay Sink and husband Jimmy of Orange City, Florida; one sister, Inez Waddell and husband Dr. Clayton Waddell of Clinton, Mississippi and one brother, Rex Litten of Olympia, Washington; seven grandchildren, Trent Michael Mann, Mark Mann, Koren Litten Martin, Andrew Litten, Emily Touloukian, Paul Touloukian and Edward Touloukian; one great grandchild, Addison Mann; nine step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor (Mosier) Litten on March 14, 1987; two sisters, Jane Rogan and Barbara Wood; and two brothers, Thomas Lee Litten and Paul Litten. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. November 10 in Allen Funeral Home, with the Rev. John VanderZee officiating. Visitation is from 12 p.m. until service, in the funeral home, on Wednesday. Interment will follow in Methodist Cemetery, Ellettsville. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Bloomington Hospital co Allen Funeral Home, 3000 E. 3rd St., Bloomington, IN 47401.

The Star Press, Indianapolis IN, Nov 10 2004

[s/o William Elmer Litten s/o Thomas Jefferson Litten s/o Lawrence (Lowrence) Litten s/o Elijah Litton s/o James B Litton Sr and Sarah Osborne]



Ruth Elizabeth Brown, 92, of Tornado, a former 47-year resident of Belle, passed away Nov. 21, 2004, at CAMC General Hospital.

Ruth received her LPN degree when she was 55 years old. She then worked at CAMC General Hospital for 17 years. She was a member of Humphrey's Memorial United Methodist Church, Tornado, and a former member of Mount Juliet United Methodist Church, Belle. While a member of Mount Juliet, she was a member and past president of United Methodist Women, a former youth leader and a delegate to the Annual Conference of the West Virginia United Methodist Church. She was very dedicated to her work and her church.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, William P. "Brownie" Brown II; son, Walter Lee Larwood; and three grandchildren, Ronnie Lee Critchfield, Tamira Eve Brown and Christy Shawn Brown.

Surviving her are: daughters, Jean Louise Litton of Charleston, Fay Childress of Willow Spring, N.C., and Bonnie Brown Kinamon of Tornado; sons, W. Perry Brown III of Scott Depot and Eugene L. Brown of Tornado; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Humphrey's Memorial United Methodist Church, Tornado, with the Rev. Clare J. Sulgit officiating. Burial will follow in Marmet Cemetery.

There will be a gathering of family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B St., St. Albans.

The Charleston Gazette, Charleston WV, Nov 23 2004

[Jean Brown, William Brown]



Dr. George J. Lytton, 89, Lincoln, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004. He was born at Wheatland, Ind., on June 6, 1915, the son of Ralph and Lorah (Bateman) Lytton. He had been a licensed psychiatrist in Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas, and had served on the staff of the Beatrice State Developmental Center from 1989-2004. His education included the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, M.D., 1943; internship at William J. Seymour Hospital, Eloise, Mich., March-December 1943, resident in psychiatry, Norfolk State Hospital, Norfolk, Neb., 1946-1948; and Fellow in Child Psychiatry, Mental Hygiene Clinic, Louisville, Ky., 1948-1950. He had served as a captain in the Medical Corps, AUS, 82nd Airborne, from January 1944 to January 1946. His employment included staff psychiatrist at the State Hospital, Norfolk; director of the Central Nebraska Mental Hygiene Clinic at Hastings, 1951-1954; director of the Department of child psychiatry, Greater Kansas City Mental Health Foundation, Kansas City, Mo., 1954-1960; private practice, Kansas City, Mo., 1960-1975; clinical director, Hastings Regional Center, Hastings, 1975-1985; chief of adolescent care service at the Lincoln Regional Center, 1985-1986; medical director of Rivendell in Nebraska, 1986-1988; contract employee with CompHealth, 1988-1989, before joining the staff of BSDC. He had also served as associate clinical professor of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Nebraska from 1976 to the present time. His medical society activities included the American Association of Psychiatric Clinics for Children; Editorial Board, Journal of Child Psychiatry; editor, Greater Kansas City Medical Bulletin; past president of the Jackson County Medical Society, Kansas City, Mo., the Missouri Academy of Psychiatry, the Western Missouri District Branch, APA, and the Adams County Medical Society in Hastings. His memberships included the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, Jackson County Medical Society (Missouri), Nebraska Medical Association, Nebraska Psychiatric Association, and Lancaster County Medical Society. He was also actively involved in the communities he lived.

Survivors: wife, Vivian; sons, James J. Lytton of Reno, Nev.; John M. Lytton of Tokyo, Japan; daughter, Barbara Lytton and husband Richard Hankison of Leawood, Kan.; sister, Ruth Donnelly of Lakewood, Calif.; two nephews; great-nephews and a great-niece.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St., Lincoln, the Rev. C. Rex Bevins officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials designated to Lincoln South Rotary Club, c/o Joe Roberts, 4000 S. 36th St., Lincoln, NE 68506. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online at: www.roperandsons.com. No visitation; cremation. Roper and Sons Funeral Home, Lincoln, in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice Daily Sun, Beatrice NE, Nov 30 2004

[s/o Ralph B Lytton s/o Jefferson Litten s/o Essrom (Ezram) (Ishram) (Litten) Litton s/o Thomas Litton s/o James B Litton Sr and Sarah Osborne]



Bluefield -- James A. Broyles Jr., 59, of 612 Pearl St., Bluefield, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004.

A lifelong resident of Bluefield, he was born Jan. 15, 1945, a son of Vivian Floyd Elmore of Bluefield and the late James A. Broyles Sr., and stepson of the late Tracy Elmore.

He was the owner of the former East River Mart and Cumberland Mart convenience stores in Bluefield and formerly worked 18 years for R & T Electric as A.C. foreman. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Tazewell, Va.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving 32 months in Germany and attained the rank of SP 5.

He was a former member of the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, Bluefield Shrine Club, Corvette Club, Princeton Moose Lodge No. 1521, was a graduate of Bluefield High School, class of '63. In addition to his father and stepfather, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jami Broyles.

Surviving, in addition to his mother are two daughters, Michelle Lee and her husband George of Augusta, Ga. and Joni Bressette and her husband Glenn of Germany; a son, James A. Broyles III and his wife Jessica of Bluefield, Va.; four brothers, Bill Broyles and his wife Janice of Knoxville, Tenn., Farley 'Bud' Litton and his wife Sue of Burlington, N.C., Norman Galyon of Princeton, and Don Elmore and his wife Betty of Wytheville, Va.; and eight grandchildren Josh, Hunter and Emily Broyles and Kelsey, Katie and Harrison Lee and Julyanna Bressette and Olivia Jones.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 in the Chapel of Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield with Dr. Chuck Trent officiating. Burial and military graveside rites will follow in Monte Vista Park Cemetery in Green Valley. Serving as pallbearers are, John Disibbio, Charlie Moore, Bill McKinney, Jimmy Froy, Freddy Thompson, Greg Epperson, Mitch Rebuck, and his grandson Josh Broyles. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Hunter Broyles and Harrison Lee.

The family will receive friends today at Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory from 6-8 p.m.

Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory of Bluefield is assisting the Broyles family with arrangements.

E-mail of cards or condolences to the family may be sent to Mercer@MercerFuneral.com

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield WV, Nov 30 2004

[see also obit for Vivian Floyd Elmore d. Sep 27 2008 Bluefield WV]



Burke, George Washington Ė 81 of Warren, Michigan passed away December 4, 2004. Born in Oneida, March 19, 1923, he was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchel A. and Frona (Litton) Burke; four sisters: Hazel Phelps, Ilene Hollifield, Marie Ellen Marcum, and Eva Terry; and four brothers: Walter Burke, Willie Cross Burke, Kenneth Crawford, and Denis Keith Burke. He was a Sergent in the United States Army during World War II and received a Purple Heart and Silver and Bronze Stars. He retired in 1992 after 24 years as a tool and die welder for Ford Motor Company Rouge Plant; and was active in the Ford Bowling and Golf League. He was a member of the Hazel Park Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Haney Burke; two daughters: Paula Arnold and husband, Ray, and Joyce Larson and husband, Leonard; two sons: George Douglas Burke and wife Jenny, and Clinton R Burke and wife Melanie; five grandchildren: two great-grandchildren: several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives. Funeral service was conducted December 8, in the chapel of A. J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home in Royal Oak, Michigan. Internment Followed in White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Michigan. Obituary provided courtesy of Four Oaks Funeral Homes of Huntsville and Oneida.

Independent Herald, Onedia TN, Dec 16 2004, pg A10

[Mitchell Burke, Frona Litton, George Litton, Helen Terry]



Yvonne (Von) Daniel Lytton, 63 [b. Jul 10 1941], of 795 US Hwy. 82 W., Leesburg, Ga., died Thursday [Dec 16 2004]. A native of Randolph Co., Ga., Mrs. Lytton had resided in Leesburg for the past six months moving from Albany. She was a homemaker, a member of Eastside Church of Christ and was a member of the Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tech Sgt. Clyde William "Red" Lytton, USAF, Ret.; two brothers, William L. (Bill) Daniel, Richard E. Daniel; and her mother-in-law, Virginia Lytton. Survivors include a son, Woodie Lytton and his wife, Theresa of Putney, Ga.; four daughters and their husband, Cathy and George Wiehrs, Adrean and Jeff Laird, Amy and James Lindsey, all of Lee Co., Ga., and Sheila and Bobby Daniel of Albany, Ga.; O.H. Daniel and his wife, Jean, and Andy Daniel and his wife, Charlotte, all of Albany, Ga.; two sisters, Eleanor Odom and her husband, Harold, of Clayton, N.C., Lena Lancaster, Christiansburg, Va.; father-in-law, Brownie Lytton of Christiansburg, Va.; fifteen grandchildren and one to be born; and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home with Minister Sam Hartline officiating. Interment will follow in Leesburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Those desiring may make memorials to Eastside Church of Christ, P.O. 71386, Albany, Ga., 31708, or Albany Community Hospice, P,O. Box 1828, Albany, Ga. 31702. To sign our on-line registry or to send you condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com. 229-435-5657

Roanoke Times, Roanoke VA, Dec 18 2004

[Clyde William "Red" Lytton s/o William M "Brownie" Lytton s/o Fred Harman Lytton s/o William G (Lytton) Litton s/o James Paris Litton s/o Thomas Jefferson Litton s/o James Edward Litton s/o John Richard (Letton) Litton Sr & Sarah Jane (Ann)(Anna) Wilcoxen]

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Albany -- The funeral service of Yvonne (Von) Daniel Lytton, 63, of 795 US Hwy. 82 W., Leesburg, GA, who died Thursday, December 16, 2004 will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Minister Sam Hartline will officiate. Interment will follow in Leesburg Cemetery.

A native of Randolph Co., Mrs. Lytton had resided in Leesburg for the past six months moving from Albany. She was a homemaker, a member of Eastside Church of Christ and was a member of the Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tech Sgt. Clyde William "Red" Lytton, USAF, Ret., two brothers, William L. (Bill) Daniel, Richard E. Daniel, and her mother-in-law, Virginia Lytton.

Survivors include a son, Woodie Lytton and his wife, Theresa of Putney; four daughters and their husbands, Cathy and George Wiehrs, Adrean and Jeff Laird, Amy and James Lindsey all of Lee Co., Sheila and Bobby Daniel of Albany; her mother, Alma Hilton Daniel of Albany; three brothers, Melvin Daniel of Putney, O.H. Daniel and his wife, Jean and Andy Daniel and his wife, Charlotte all of Albany, two sisters, Eleanor Odom and her husband, Harold Clayton of N.C., Lena Lancaster of Christianburg, VA.; father-in-law, Brownie Lytton of Christianburg; fifteen grandchildren and one to be born, four great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Those desiring may make memorials to Eastside Church of Christ, P.O. Box 71386, Albany, GA. 31708 or Albany Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1828, Albany, GA 31702.

To sign our on-line registry or to send your condolences to the family you may visit Mathews website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.

Mathews Funeral Home
Albany 229/435-5657

Albany Herald, Albany GA, Dec 18 2004



Robert L. Rhodes, of Erbacon died on Monday, December 20, 2004 at his residence following an extended illness. He was 72 years of age.

He was born on January 20, 1932 in Braxton County a son of the late Bert Rhodes and Blanche Rose Rhodes. He was a coal miner and attended the Erbacon Community Church in Erbacon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

He is survived by: his wife, Shirley Rhodes of Erbacon; sons; Tommy (Imogene) Rhodes, Randall (Diane) Rhodes, Ronnie (Carolyn) Rhodes and Jamie Hoover all of Erbacon; daughter Shirley K. (Leslie) Williams and Linda (Leon) Williams both of Camden-on-Gauley; brothers; Shirley (Louise) Rhodes and Chalmer (Pauline) Rhodes both of Little Birch and John Rhodes of Sutton; sisters Tressie Sartin and Carol (Dorsey) Jackson both of Little Birch, Jean Morrison of Cowen, and Beulah (Robert) Riffle of Sutton; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Friday, December 24, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the Erbacon Community Church with the Rev. Cofer Cochran officiating. Burial followed in the Suns Memorial Park in Erbacon. Adam Reed Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Braxton Citizen's News, Braxton WV, Jan 27 2005

[Robert Rhodes, Albert Rhodes, Barbara Litton, John Litton, Martha Tolley]



Edna Esther Mahood, 98, of Gay, W.Va., died Dec. 22, 2004, at Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, W.Va. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg WV, Dec 24 2004

[Edna Litton, Paulina Southall, Isaac Litton, John Litton, Martha L Tolley]



Mr. Pinkney Davis Lytton, Jr., 80, formerly of 508 Hicks Creek Road, Troutman, N.C., died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at the Lexington Health Care Center in Bloomingdale, Ill. He was born in Iredell County on July 1, 1924, and was a son of the late Pinkney D. Lytton Sr. and Alice Johnson Lytton. He was retired from auto bodywork at Bell & Howard Chevrolet. Mr. Lytton served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of Troutman Church of God where he was a past church clerk. On June 24, 1956, he married the former Hazel V Chatham, who died in 2003.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Melba Law and her husband, William of Elk Grove, Ill. and three sisters, Emma L. Shoemaker and Joncie L. Coley both of Troutman and Mary L. Amick of Greensboro.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Troutman Church of God with the Rev. J.C. Southers and the Rev. Conner Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in Iredell Memorial Gardens [South Statesville NC]. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family on-line to www.legacy.com.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Statesville Record & Landmark, Statesville NC, Dec 27 2004

[s/o Pinkney Davis (Lytton) Litton s/o Rufus Wiley (Litten) Litton s/o John James Davis Litton s/o Andrew Jackson Litton s/o Hiram Litton s/o Isaac Litton s/o James B Litton and Sarah Osborne]



South Jordan, Utah -- Christine Adair Widener Lytton, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004 in the loving arms of her husband, Warren (Jim) Lytton [b. Nov 1932], and surrounded by family.

Christine was born to Oscar John and Nellie Love Widener on April 24, 1933 in Dott. She then moved to Princeton, where she met her husband of 54 years, Warren (Jim), and married him the sixth day of August, 1950 in Pearisburg, Va. She then graduated from Princeton High School in 1951. Christine and Jim moved several times around the United States until they finally retired in South Jordan in 1990.

She enjoyed going to their winter home in Yuma, Ariz. and being with all of her friends. She loved to go shopping, to casinos, camping, fishing and spending time with her family. Christine was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and Mamaw and found great pleasure in being with her family and friends. Her wonderful personality and endless love will be forever missed.

She was preceded in death by her son, Warren Allen Lytton Jr. [b. 15 Apr 1951 d. 29 Nov 1999], parents, one brother and three sisters.

Christine is survived by her loving husband, Warren Allen Lytton Sr.; two daughters, Pamela (Charles) Laishley of West Jordan, Utah and Susan (Shane) Rushton of Bluffdale, Utah; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and six sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 at Valley View Funeral Home Chapel, 4335 West 4100 South. The family will receive friends at a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Valley View Memorial Park.

In view of flowers, please send donations to the MS Society.

The family is being served by Valley View Funeral Home, West Valley City, Utah.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield WV, Dec 28 2004



Gertrude J. Phillips of Bedford, IN, died Monday, January 2, 2005, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford. Born July 23, 1919, in Lawrence County, IN, she was the daughter of Karl and Renilda (Diedreich) Scherschel. She married Jerry Phillips August 17, 1942, and he died on February 24, 1991.

Surviving are two sons: Pete Philips and his wife Gloria (Hodges) Phillips of Indianapolis and Joe Phillips and his wife Cindy (Smith) Phillips of Brownsburg, IN; six daughters: Therese Owens and her husband, Jim and Mary Anne Brock, all of Bloomington, IN, Cathy Sharp and her husband Harmon of Bryan, OH, Bernie Lytton and her husband Jeff of Bedford, IN, Patty Rynders and her husband Ron of Tyrone, GA, and Agnes Stigall and her husband Jack of Bedford, IN; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Sister Mary Borromeo of Cleveland, OH, Agnes Scherschel Litzelman and Marcella Scherschel Bledsoe, both of Beech Grove, IN; three sisters-in-law: Natalie Meno of Chicago, IL, Pauline Scherschel of Bedford, IN, and Maxine Scherschel of Mitchell, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband; four brothers; and three sisters.

She was a graduate of Bedford High School with the class of 1937. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church; St. Vincent's church choir, Altar Society and Ladies of Columbus. She was a homemaker.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 5th, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic church of Bedford, with Father Rick Eldred officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, at Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home of Bedford, with Rosary to be prayed at 7:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Bedford Online, Bedford IN, no date

[Bernie Phillips, Jeff Lytton]



Margie Lee Litton Gilbert, 79, of Vinton, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents, William [James] McKinley Litton and Ellen Nash Litton; three brothers; and one sister. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, John E. Gilbert of Vinton; five children and their spouses, Roger and Martha Gilbert of Salem, Lilly and John Spencer of Clayton, N.C., Ollie and Charlotte Gilbert of Standardsville, Polly and Robert Graeser of Roanoke, Anna and Steve Feazell of Roanoke; 10 grandchildren and spouses, Karen Beavers, Janet and Scott Chestnut, Donna and Kerry Renick, Tonya Graeser, Diana and Jeb Brittle, Johnny and Brenda Spencer, Laura and Javier Tapia, Michael Graeser, Stephanie Feazell, Ellen Feazell; six great-grandchildren, Chandler Beavers, Sarah Chestnut, Tyler Renick, Jordan Brittle, Kerry Scott Chestnut, Alicia Spencer; sister, Beulah Hess of Akron, Ohio. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at Oakey's North Chapel with Rev. George Stevenson officiating. The interment will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East Gate Church of The Nazarene building fund, or Good Samaritan Hospice. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at Oakey's North Chapel, 362-1237.

Roanoke Times, Roanoke VA, Jan 4 2005

[James McKinley Litton s/o Vincent Crockett "Carl" Litton s/o James Fullen Litton and Margaret Eunice Shoemaker "Peggy" Litton]



Bernard J. Ottley, 63, Oakley, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, in rural Gove County.

He was born Sept. 11, 1941, in Thomas County to Leo J. and Amelia "Millie" Josephine (Maimer) Ottley.

He married Fern Litton on Nov. 4, 1961, in Oakley. He was a farmer and cattleman.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Kelvin Ottley and Brian Ottley, both of Oakley, and Mark Ottley, Hays; two brothers, William Ottley, WaKeeney, and Robert Ottley, Oakley; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oakley; burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph School or Masses.

Hays Daily News, Hays JS, Jan 7 2005

[husband of Georgia Fern Litton d/o Halbert George Litton s/o Benjamin Duffield Litton s/o Washington J Litton s/o Burton H Litton s/o John Richard "Jacki" (Letton) Litton and Lydia Valentine]



[Halbert Keith Litton]

Cimarron -- Keith Litton, 70, died Saturday, January 8, 2005 at Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.

He was born June 15, 1934 to Halbert and Louise George Litton in Gove County. He married Wanda Owens on Sept. 5, 1991 in Oakley. She survives.

He founded General Pest Control in 1978 retiring in the late 1990s. He enjoyed pheasant hunting, fishing, traveling with his wife and working with metal and wood in his shop. He attended the First Christian Church, Cimarron, and was a member of the Kansas Pest Control Association and the National Pest Control Assciation.

Other survivors include three sons, Kyle Litton and wife Lori, Ingalls, Kurt Litton and wife Jewel, Dodge City, and Lonnie Litton and wife Denise, Cimarron; four daughters, Penny Ottley and husband Bob, Oakley, Rhonda Litton and husband Mark Hanson, Aurora, Colo., Karen Good and husband Steve, Montezuma, and Marcie Heady and husband Blake, Kalvesta; one sister, Fern Ottley, Oakley; four step-children, Charles Fullerton and wife Barbara, Dumas, Texas, Shane Fullerton and wife Colleen, Marlow, Okla., Jason Fullerton, Cimarron, and Susan Punneo and husband Tim, Marlow, Okla.; 35 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandsons, Mitch Ottley and Lancy Heady.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church, Cimarron, with Rev. Charles Kerr presiding. Burial will be in Cimarron Cemetery, Cimarron. Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel-Cimarron is in charge.

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. today at First Christian Church.

The family suggests memorials to the First Christian Church in care of Burkhart-Ziegler Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 446, Cimarron, KS 67835.

Dodge City Daily Globe, Dodge City KS, Jan 11 2005

[s/o Halbert George Litton s/o Benjamin Duffield Litton s/o Washington J Litton s/o Burton H Litton s/o John Richard "Jacki" (Letton) Litton and Lydia Valentine]



Barberton, Ohio -- Bernice (Hatcher) Wright went to be with her heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's. She anxiously anticipated the glorious day she would become pain-free and through Christ receive a restored body. We rejoice with her today as she is welcomed home and her new life begins.

She was born and raised to early childhood in Calcutta, moving then with her family to Barberton, where she resided for 58 years.

She married and raised her three children to love the Lord. She was a gifted artisan and an extraordinarily talented seamstress. She enjoyed those activities fully until the complications of her diseases prevented.

She had strong belief in God and was a faithful intercessor for family and friends in time of need. She was a member of the local Church of the Nazarene.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Omer and Della Hatcher; brothers, Oliver and Lee; and sisters Kathryn, Faye and Wilma.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah (nee Wright) Wease and her husband Ray of Columbus, Ohio; son, Michael Wright and his wife Tammy of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughter, Pamela (nee Wright) Bailey and her husband James of North Canton, Ohio; and their father, Clarence Wright of Barberton. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Melissa, Ben, Venessa, Megan and Andrea; and three great-grandchildren, Jessa, Austin and Estrella.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m. at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave. in Barberton, with Pastor Connie Ballentine officiating.

Burial will be in Long's Run Cemetery in Calcutta, where the graveside service will be at 3 p.m.

Family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to service.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 1900 W. Market St., Akron, OH 44313; or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 520 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44311.

The Morning Journal, Lorain OH, Jan 11 2005

[Bernice Hatcher, Omer Hatcher, Della Bourgeois]



Louise Litten Minnich, 83, of Timberville, died Jan. 14, 2005, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 3, 1921, in Shenandoah County, and was a daughter of the late Raye Zirkle Litten Sr. and Grace Georgia Swartz Litten.

She worked at Minnichís Service Store in Timberville for a number of years. She was a member of Rader Lutheran Church in Timberville, where she belonged to the LCW and Quilters group.

On July 16, 1941, she married Edward Blair Minnich, who preceded her in death on June 29, 1982. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edward B. Jr. and Cheryl Minnich of Franklin, Tenn.; one brother, Donald Litten of Bridgewater; one granddaughter, Angie Batson of Franklin, Tenn.; two great-granddaughters, Haley and Kayla Batson, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Raye Z. Litten Jr.

The Rev. Mark Briehl will conduct a funeral service Thursday at 10 a.m. at Rader Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at the Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rader Lutheran Church, Broadway Rescue Squad, or the Timberville Volunteer Fire Department.

The casket will be closed at the church.

Daily News-Record, Harrisonburg VA, Jan 17 2005

[Edward Minnich, Raye Litten, Grace Swartz]



Carl Franklin Sexton, 55, of Robbins, passed away January 18, 2005, at the University Hospital in Knoxville.

Born July 17, 1949, he was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and Nola Bowling Sexton; five brothers: Jimmy, Freddie, Danny, Estle Leon, and Albert Litton; and one sister, Wilma Joyce Branim.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Goodman Sexton of Robbins; stepson, Daniel L. Babb and wife, Angie; one granddaughter, brother, Charles E. Sexton and wife, Linda, of Robbins; sisters, Mary Karas and husband, Kenneth, of Attica, Mich., Ethel Jones and husband, Harold, of the Black Creek community, and Debra Butler and husband, George, of Oneida; several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted January 20, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Smithers and Rev. Fredrick Sexton officiating. Graveside service was conducted January 21, in Sexton Family Cemetery in Robbins.

West-Murley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Source unknown

[brother of Albert Litton Sexton]



Gary L. Litton
MMC employee

Gary L. Litton, 52, of Oak Ridge, formerly of Oakdale, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at his home.

He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Powell, and had been employed at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge for more than 25 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, James T. Litton; and grandparents, James T. and Amy Litton, and Lee A. and Thelma Morris.

He is survived by his mother, Rema Morris Litton of Oakdale; his sister, Debra Litton of Knoxville; and a host of cousins, friends and loved ones.

The funeral was held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Davis Funeral Home in Harriman, with the Rev. John C. Seals officiating.

Burial was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in Roane Memorial Gardens.

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge TN, Feb 14 2005

[Gary Litton, James Litton]



Selah -- Florence C. Lytton, 90, of Selah died Thursday, February 10, 2005 at Selah Convalescent. She was born in Elmore City, Oklahoma on September 24, 1914 to Jefferson and Rose (Coppenbarger) Irwin.

She moved to the Yakima Valley in 1926 and then to Selah in 1940. She married Ralph Lytton and they resided in Selah.

Florence was a leader and served on the Campfire Board for 20 years. She was a member of the Selah United Methodist Church, Selah Friendship Guild, Apple Blossom Garden Club, Morning Club and a ditch walker with the Basket Club. Florence was artistic and enjoyed painting, crafts and going camping.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol (Skip) Weddle of Selah; a son, Donald (Fane) Lytton of Bellingham; four grandchildren, Mike (Kristine) Lytton of Anacortes, Donna (David) Herber of San Diego, Kenneth (Dawn) Weddle of Granger and Joseph (Karen) Weddle of Yakima; 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 61 years, Ralph Lytton; and 3 sisters.

Memorial Services will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005 at Selah United Methodist Church.

Florence's family wants to thank Yakima Regional Hospice, the administration and staff of Selah Convalescent and her many special friends for their loving care.

Memorial gifts can be made in Florence's name to Yakima Regional Hospice or Selah United Methodist Church in care of Colonial Funeral Home.

Yakima Herald-Republic, Yakima WA, Feb 13 2005

[Florence Irwin, Ralph Lytton, Alva Litton, Annabelle Lyons]

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Florence C. Lytton, 90, of Selah died Thursday at Selah Convalescent.

Mrs. Lytton was born in Elmore City, Okla., and moved to Yakima in 1926 and then to Selah in 1940. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol Weddle of Selah; one son, Don Lytton of Bellingham, Wash.; four grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Memorial service will be noon today at Selah United Methodist Church.

Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Yakima Herald-Republic, Yakima WA, Feb 15 2005



Putney, Thelma Faye, 68, of Zephyrhills, died Thursday (Feb. 10, 2005) in Tampa. Born [Mar 20 1936] in Naylor, Mo., she came here six years ago from Indiana. She worked in the Citrus industry and was Pentecostal. Survivors include her husband, William; two sisters, Wilma Hays, Elkhart, Ind., and Lula Ross, Dowagiac, Mich.; four brothers, Marvin Litton, Dowagiac, Leonard Litton, Poplar Bluff, Mo., Cecil Litton, Wauchula, and Arthur Litton, Elkhart; and many nieces and nephews. Whitfield Funeral Home, Zephyrhills.

St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg FL, Feb 13 2005



Ella Louise Litton -- A native of Mobile, AL and a resident of Grand Bay, AL, died Monday, February 21, 2005 in a local hospital at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Robert Litton and two grandsons, Bubba Chinners, Jr., and Adam Reed. She is survived by three sons, Woodrow E. (Dee) Arendall of Irma, SC, Claude Reed of Summerville, SC and Albert W. (Sharon) Reed of Mobile, AL; two daughters, Virginia M. (Bubba) Chinners of Moncks Corner, SC and Eva F. (George) Langley of Grand Bay, AL; two brothers, John H. (Jo) Arendall and James H. (Gloria) Arendall, both of Mobile, AL; thirteen grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 23, 2005 from 5PM to 8PM at Radney Funeral Home on Dauphin St. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 10AM at the Radney Chapel. Interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Arrangements are by Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36606.

Mobile Register, Mobile AL, Feb 23 2005

[Earl Litton, Walter Litton, Sellie Thomas]



Zanesville -- Kassidy Renee Lytton, 3 months, of Zanesville, passed away early Wednesday morning, March 2, 2005, at Genesis Bethesda Hospital emergency room [Zanesville OH].

She was born Nov. 5, 2004, in Zanesville, the daughter of William R. and Renee Y. Omen Lytton.

Surviving Kassidy are her parents; a sister, Jaycie Omen and a brother, Chance Lytton, both of the home; a brother, Garrett Lytton of Springfield, Tenn.; paternal grandfather, Thomas and Sherry Lytton of Somerset; maternal grandparents, Richard and Suzanne Omen of Zanesville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding her in death were her paternal grandmother, Linda Treat Lytton; and maternal great-grandmother, Joan Caton.

Calling hours will begin at 11:30 a.m. with services at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Bryan Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave., with Pastor John Sensabaugh officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kassidy's name at any Unizan Bank.

A note of condolence may be sent to the family at WeCare@BryanFuneralHome.com

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Zanesville OH, Mar 4 2005



Ova B. Wilson Music 96, of Prestonsburg, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at the Riverview Health Care Center.

Born on September 11, 1908, in Oneida, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Mart Wilson and Dora Litton Wilson. She was a homemaker, a former cook at the Prestonsburg General Hospital, and Mountain Manor Nursing Home. She attended the United Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Paris Music, who died October 5, 1984.

Survivors include one daughter, Betty L. Bays of Prestonsburg; one brother, Alfred Wilson of Inverness, Florida; a sister, Coleen Slone of Warsaw, Indiana; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and ten great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Wilma Sturgill; and one brother, Woodrow Wilson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 5, at 1 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Elders David "Burnsey" Mollette, Johnny Mullette, and Hobert Eugene May officiating.

Interment will be in the Government Relocation Cemetery, at Auxier.

Visitation is Friday, 1 p.m., until 9 p.m.

The family has entrusted arrangements to Carter Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: James Sturgill, Johnny Sturgill, Kevin Sturgill, James Bays, Michael Bays, Jim Gillespie, Chris Sturgill and Jonathan Gillespie.

Floyd County Times, Prestonburg KY, Mar 7 2005

[Ova Wilson, Joe Wilson, Eldora Litton, Finly Litton, Cinda Smith]



Merle F. Litton, 60 of Risingsun, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2005, at St. Francis Health Care Center in Green Springs.

He was born May 28, 1944, in Deepwater, W.Va. to the late Floyd C. "Pappy" and Katie M. (Faulkner) Litton. He married Cynthia Smith on Jan. 16, 1965, in Fostoria. She survives in Risingsun.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Katrina Marie Stephenson and a son Merle F. Litton Jr., both of Fostoria; a stepson, Donald Furman of New Orleans, La.; two grandchildren; and six sisters, Rachel Dissauer of Risingsun, Doris Harrah of Little Hocking, Linda Jeffers of New Haven, W.Va., Jeannette Bloemer of Fostoria, Arlene Riedel of Risingsun and Patricia Himes of Waco, Texas.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home in Fostoria. Burial will follow in Knollcrest Gardens in Arcadia.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where the Risingsun Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold memorial services at 6:45 p.m.

Advertiser-Tribune, Tiffin OH, Mar 9 2005

[s/o Floyd Clay Litton s/o Oakey (Okey) Bartlett Litton s/o Llewellyn (Llewellen) Litton s/o John David Litton s/o David (Kuper David) Litton s/o Korrin Michael Litton Sr and Agnes Marie Dempsey]



James H. Litten, 79, of Amarillo died Monday, March 7, 2005.

Arrangements are by Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel, Fifth Avenue and Pierce Street.

Mr. Litten was born Aug. 4, 1925, in Belmont County, Ohio. He served in the Navy during World War II and worked in construction as a brick layer.

Survivors include three nephews, Robert Litten of Nankin, Ohio, Don Litten of Ashland, Ohio, and Don Litten of Elkins, W.Va.

Amarillo Globe-News, Amarillo TX, Mar 9 2005

[s/o Sonny S Litten b. 30 May 1882 OH and Aral R Humphrey b. abt 1885 OH. Sonny is s/o Silas Monroe Litten b. May 1848 OH d. 20 Feb 1932 Gallipolis OH, and m. 27 Dec 1870 Ohio Co WV, Elizabeth C Harris b. Sep 1847, they also had Charles Monroe Litten b. 12 Mar 1878 Athens Co OH, d. 29 Sep 1939 Lorain OH who m. 07 Jul 1900 Kirkwood OH Annie Mary Street; and Perry Tolbert Litten b. 16 Mar 1889 Flushing OH. Silas Civil War: USA, enlisted 08 Oct 1864 in OH, served in Com. F, 41st Inf. Regiment Ohio, mustered out 16 Oct 1865 at San Antonio TX, Distinguished Service, living at Flushing OH for Jun 1890 Veterans Schedule. Census say Silas father b. Scotland, mother in OH.]



Carrie Marie Sanner, 65, of Tornado departed this life March 9, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.

Carrie was preceded in death by her parents, Roma and Dorthea Lucas Litton; sister, Lois King; and husband, Cecil Paul Sanner.

She is survived by daughters and a son-in-law, Paula Sanner of Tornado and Lisa and James Wells of Marmet; sisters, Evelyn Fore and Louise Morris of Campbells Creek, Margaret Martin and Donna Smith of Bakers Fork, Gladys Hudnall of Chelyan; brothers, Conard Litton of Charleston and Romie Litton of Teays Valley; grandchildren, Amy, Jamie and Dylan; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Vance officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.

A gathering of family and friends will be one hour prior to the service at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes.

Charleston Daily Mail, WV, Mar 11 2005

[Carrie Litton, Dorothy Lucas, Roma Litton, Jeremiah Litton, Carrie Huff]



Litten, Carol M., 67, of Hudson, died Friday (March 11, 2005) in Hudson. Born [Feb 25 1938] in Wooster, Ohio, she came here 20 years ago from Massillon, Ohio. She was a homemaker and Protestant. Survivors include her husband, Frank; four sons, Brian, Kurt, Frank and Charles; and a daughter, Sherrie Litten, all of Hudson; two sisters, Darlene Marmet, Spring Hill, and Nancy Parker, Wooster; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Homes, Hudson.

St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg FL, date unknown



On Friday, March 11, 2005 at Highview Residence, London. Charles W. "Charlie" Letton of London in his 92nd year. Beloved husband for 68 years to M. Lorraine (Hore) Letton. Dear father of Margaret Bulloch and her husband Donald of Dashwood, Ontario, Robert Letton and his wife Elizabeth, Donald Letton and his wife Sandra, Richard Letton and his wife Debra all of London. Dear brother of Horace "Harry" Letton of Brampton. Also loved by his 4 grandchildren, Brent and his wife Kirsty, Lisa, Shawn and Jane, and his 2 great-grandchildren Keegan and Emma. Friends will be received by the family on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. A Lions Memorial Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 2 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 11 a.m. Private family interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, London. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to St. James Westminster Foundation, 115 Askin Street, London, Ontario, N6C 1E7. On line condolences accepted at www.amgeorgefh.on.ca

London Free Press, London, England, Mar 11 2005



Margaret Wilson Lytton, 80, of Hickory, died Tuesday March 15, 2005 at the Lutheran Home West in Hickory following a period of declining health.

Mrs. Wilson was born in Iredell County on February 17, 1925 to the late Cary Douglas Wilson and Ethel Louise Kiser. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Tatum Lytton.

Survivors Include her son; Gary Lytton and wife Cheryl of Bethlehem; Grandchildren; Charles Scott Lytton and wife Leslie of Huntersville and Tracy Lytton and wife Pam of Bethlehem. Great Grandchildren; Eric Gibson, Carrie Gibson, Hayden Lytton; 1 Brother; Cary D. Wilson, Jr. and wife Nell of Asheville; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family extends many thanks to the Lutheran Home West and Dr. John Earl and many friends for their care and concern during our mothers illness.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 P.M. Thursday March 17, 2005 at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. Officiating will be the Dr. Larry Melton.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 3-4:00 P.M. at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Building Fund; Hwy 127 N. Bethlehem, NC 28681.

Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese is serving the family.

The News Herald, Morganton NC, Mar 16 2005

[Charles Tatum (Lytton) Litton s/o Lester Wiley (Lytton) Litton s/o Rufus Wiley (Litten) Litton s/o John James Davis Litton s/o Andrew Jackson Litton s/o Hiram Litton s/o Isaac Litton s/o James B Litton Sr and Sarah Osborne]



Hedgesville, W.Va. -- Mary Ellen Apple, 81, of Hedgesville, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born March 22, 1923, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Marshall and Margie Litten Starliper.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Durward Grafton "Bub" Apple Jr.

She retired from Perfection Garment Co.

She was a member of Cherry Run United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Marna Cokely of Martinsburg; one son, Grafton M. Apple of Martinsburg; two sisters, Dorothy Stuckey of Martinsburg and Oleta Cain of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Nancy Weitch, Violet Householder, Mattie Bohrer, Sarah Clark, Norma J. Hoover and Betty Silvers and three brothers, Marshall Starliper, Harry Starliper and Billy Seckman.

Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg. The Rev. Kathy Spitzer will officiate. Burial will be in Snyders Cemetery in Morgan County, W.Va.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Cherry Run United Methodist Church, c/o Judy French, 2605 Cherry Run Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427.

The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown MD, Mar 17 2005

[d/o Marshall F Starliper, and Marjorie Lee "Margie" Litten d/o George W (Litten) Litton s/o James Litton s/o Caleb P Litton s/o John Richard "Jacki" (Letton) Litton and Lydia Valentine]



Plainfield -- Richard M. Lamitie, 74 of 10 Colonial Rd., died early Saturday morning [Mar 19 2005] at his home [Plainfield CT]. He was born in Norwich on Sept. 16, 1931, the son of the late Dana and Marie (Dugas) Lamitie. Richard grew up in Taftville and at 17 joined the U.S. Army, serving with a constabulatory unit in Germany and later in Italy. Upon his return to the United States he worked as a painter for Pratt & Whitney. He then went to work for Bond Bread as a driver and later worked on the construction of Interstate 95. Richard went to work at the former Norwich State Hospital as a Mental Health Worker, retiring in 1988 with 32 years of state service. He was a life member of the Norwich Lodge of Elks #430, and was a member of the Ct. State Employees Assoc. On May 26, 1979, he married Mary Jane (Lavin) Lamitie in Lebanon who survives him. Besides his wife he is survived by one son, Guy Lamitie of Griswold. One daughter, Cynthia Litton of Norwich. One brother, Lee Lamitie of FL. and one sister, Ruth Sparkman of FL. His five grandchildren, Jamie Lamitie and wife Ranna of Canterbury, Scott Lamitie of Griswold, David Litton of Norwich, Shirley Litton and companion Joseph LaBrecque of Canterbury and Jennifer Litton Lien and husband David of Norwich. His three great grandchildren, Elijah Litton, Ethan Litton of Zachary Lamitie, all of Canterbury, and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Taftville. There will be no procession from the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial visitation will be Tuesday from 68 p.m. at the Guillot Funeral Home, 75 So. B Street, Taftville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of S.E. Ct., PO Box 902, Uncasville, CT 063820902.

Norwich Bulletin, Norwich CT, Mar 22 2005



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Sarah Elizabeth "Betsy" Litten, former resident of Martins Ferry, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005 in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Litten was 86 years old. She was born in Martins Ferry on June 23, 1918 to D. Stewart and Ada S. McKee; she graduated from Martins Ferry High School and attended Ohio University. Betsy was married for more than 50 years to Edward R. Litten who was also a native of Martins Ferry.

Mrs. Litten is preceded in death by her husband and son, Robert S. Litten. She is survived by her brother, Robert S. McKee and wife Peggy, as well as six nieces and nephews.

There will be a private family burial in Riverview Cemetery.

The Times Leader, Martins Ferry OH, Apr 22 2005

[wife of Edward R Litten s/o Henry Franklin Litten s/o John Wesley Litten s/o Noah P (Litton) Litten s/o Samuel Litten s/o Samuel Litten s/o Thomas (Litton) Litten II s/o Thomas (Litton) Lutton and Mary Webster]



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Charles Allen Lytton, 60, of South Charleston died April 22, 2005, at home.

He was retired from FMC, and had served in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Surviving is his son, Craig Lytton of South Charleston; daughter, Kara Stevens of South Charleston; brother, Kenneth K. "Kenny" Lytton II of South Charleston; grandchildren, Cade Lytton, Brynn Stevens, and Melissa Lytton.

The service will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 25, at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, with the Rev. David Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at the mortuary.

Charleston Daily Mail, WV, Apr 24 2005

[Charles Lytton, Barbara Hanshaw, Kenneth Lytton, William Litton, Rose Withrow]



Wesley Harold Webb, 85, of Spencer, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at his home.

He was born at Clover, a son of the late John Wesley and Fannie Keffer Webb. He retired from the Charleston Daily Mail after working as a newspaper carrier from 1940-1969. He also owned and operated Webb's License-Title and Freight Service from 1950-1980.

He was a member, Treasurer and Past Master of Moriah Lodge No. 38, AF&AM, Spencer, Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Fourth Masonic District of the M.W. Grand Lodge AF&AM of West Virginia and Representative of the Grand Lodge of Georgia near the Grand Lodge of West Virginia; Jackson No. 48, Grand Chapter of West Virginia, RAM, Ravenswood; Dowell Commandery No. 28 Knight's Templar, Ravenswood; Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Charleston; Nemesis Temple, AAONMS, Parkersburg.

He served six years on Spencer City Council, was a former member and captain of the Spencer Volunteer Fire Department and was a special reserve policeman for the City of Spencer. He attended First Baptist Church of Spencer and was a U.S. Army World War II veteran.

He is survived by one daughter, Terre Matthews of Newark, Ohio; one son, Charles Webb of Spencer; one sister, Hester Starcher of Spencer; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred "Mick" Ingram Webb, whom he married June 25, 1941; two sisters, Orvie Miller and Edith Griffith; and one brother, Orlis "Peck" Webb.

Service is Saturday at 1 p.m. at John H. Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Leon Strickland and Bill Walton officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial with military and Masonic graveside rites will be in Eventide Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Spencer Elevator Fund, 338 Main St., Spencer, WV 25276; or Moriah Lodge No. 38 AF&AM, P.O. Box 115, Spencer, WV 25276; or the Roane County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 84, Spencer, WV 25276.

The Times Record, Spencer WV, May 5 2005

[Wesley Webb, Mildred Ingram, Charles Ingram, Arthur Ingram, Myrtle Litton, David Litton, Luverna Thomas]



David T. Blizzard Jr., age 55, on May 1, 2005. Beloved husband of Carol A. (nee Baker), loving father of Christina A. Litten, David T. III and Sharon D. Michels, grandfather of Stephanie and Carley Litten, Jessica and Wayne Blizzard and Autumn and Aubrey Michels, devoted son of Margaret P. (nee McQuade) and the late David T. Sr., brother of Patricia A. Morrissy, Barbara C. Baldwin, Michelle F. Haley, Patrick M. Blizzard and the late Margaret D. Haley; also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to his Funeral Service Fri. 11 A.M. at The James J. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc., 2200 Trenton Rd., Levittown where friends may call after 9 A.M. Interment Hillside Cem. In lieu of flowers contributions appreciated to the D.A.V. Lower Bucks County, 117-PA Service Volunteers, 5915 Emilie Rd., Levittown, PA 19057.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, PA, May 4 2005

[David Blizzard, Christina Blizzard, Carol Baker]



Doris Jean Weaver, 69, of Woodstock died Wednesday [May 11 2005].

The funeral will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock by Pastor Tim Orrell. Burial will be in Sunset View Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Weaver was born May 13, 1935, in Harrisonburg, daughter of William Michael Lloyd of Quicksburg and the late Elma Frances Elizabeth Litten Lloyd. She was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, ELCA, Saumsville Fairview Homemakers and lifetime leader in the 4-H.

Surviving with her father are her husband, Wilbur M. Weaver; two daughters, Frances I. Duncan of Strasburg and Donna J. Brill of Quicksburg; two sisters, Margaret A. Stultz of Woodstock and Hilda M. Whitmer of Spout Spring; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James Hullihen III, Christopher Hullihen, Dustin Hullihen, Adam Brill, Warren Brill and Steve Sherman.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Foundation, 759 S. Main St., Woodstock 22664; or Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 3055 Fairview Road, Woodstock 22664.

Northern Virginia Daily, Strasburg VA, May 12 2005

[Elma Litten, William Lloyd]



PENNINGTON GAP, Va. - Alexander Franklin Litton Jr. of Pennington Gap, Va., was born in Noblesville, Ind., on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1947 and passed away on Monday (May 23, 2005) at the age of 57 years.

He had lived in Lee County, Va., his entire life. Frankie was the owner and operator of Litton Trucking Company. He was a member of the Miles Masonic Lodge # 165 of Pennington Gap, Va., and a member of the Union Christian Church in the Dot community.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alexander Franklin Litton Sr.

Frankie is survived by his mother, Helen Litton of Pennington Gap, Va.; daughters, Courtney Litton, Stephanie Potter and husband, Patrick, all of Big Stone Gap, Va., and their mother, Paulette Wallen; brothers, C.D. Litton and wife, Elaine of Pennington Gap, Va., Scott Litton and wife, Patty of Pennington Gap, Va.; sister, Lisa Poe and husband, David of Pennington Gap, Va.; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Glenda Hobbs of Dryden, Va.

Calling hours are from 5:30 p.m. until time of services today at Province Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va.

Masonic services will be conducted by the Miles Masonic Lodge #165.

Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in the funeral home sanctuary with Rev. Rusty Fitzpatrick officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lee Memorial Gardens in Woodway, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Miles Masonic Lodge # 165 of Pennington Gap, Va.

Condolences may be sent to the family via e-mail to provincefuneralhome@earthlink.net

Kingsport TImes-News, Kingsport TN, May 26 2005

[Helen Middleton, Alexander Litton, John Litton, Elizabeth Connor]



Hazel Elizabeth Carter, 85, of Mt. Jackson died Tuesday [May 24 2005] at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be conducted Friday at 4 p.m. at Valley Baptist Church in Edinburg by Pastor James D. Bailey. Burial will be private.

Mrs. Carter was born March 3, 1920, in Quicksburg, daughter of the late Walter Gray and Bertie Litten Shafer. She retired from Wrangler and was a member of Valley Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Claude C. Carter.

Surviving are a son, Gary W. Day of New Market; three daughters, Karen Fleming of Mt. Jackson, Gail Day Dorton of Stephens City and Darla King; 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Friends may call anytime at the home of Dudley and Karen Fleming.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Jackson Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 251, Mt. Jackson 22842; New Market Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 399, New Market 22844; or American Heart Association Memorial and Tribute Processing Center, Box 5216, Glen Allen 23058-5216.

Arrangements are being handled by the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

Northern Virginia Daily, Strasburg VA, May 25 2005

[Hazel Shafer, Walter Shafer]



Mary Alice Litton, 75, of Glade Spring passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at her home. A lifelong resident of Washington County, she was a member of Mt. Carmel Christian Church. She was a veteran of the United States Navy, and had been stationed in Pensacola, Florida.

Survivors include her daughter, Ava Litton of Glade Spring; one son, Joseph Litton of Meadowview; 2 grandchildren, Hailey and Brady; one brother, Joe Wagner of Nevada; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 11am at Greenfield Baptist Cemetery with Mr. Jim Pence officiating.

Farris Funeral Service, Abingdon VA, date unknown

[Mary Wagner]



Pauline Rhodes, 71, of Little Birch, West Virginia, died May 25, 2005 in CAMC General Division, Charleston, West Virginia. She was born July 26, 1933 in Sutton, West Virginia the daughter of the late Boyd Clarence and Doris Evelyn Brady Coombs.

She attended the Stump Chapel Church and was a caregiver.

Also preceding her in death were 3 brothers Burnell Coombs, Boyd Glen Coombs, and Charles Coombs; 2 sisters Carolyn Freeman and Thelma Coombs; and one foster grandson, Jason Sartin. She is survived by her husband Chalmer S. Rhodes; 3 brothers Carl H. Coombs of Sutton, West Virginia, Eugene Camden Coombs of Florida, Jimmy Coombs of Little Birch, West Virginia; 3 sisters Kathleen Hoover of Birch River, West Virginia, Eva Carter of Palaski,TN, and Susan Moore of Sutton, West Virginia; foster daughter Debbie Eakle of Charlotte, NC; foster granddaughter Debbie Sue West of Charlotte, NC and foster grandson Jamie Eakle of Charlotte, NC.

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at the Stump Chapel Church, Tesla, West Virginia with Rev. Bill Griffin and Rev. Alvie Blankenship officiating. Burial was in the Braxton County Cemetery near Sutton, West Virginia.

Funeral arrangements by Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, West Virginia.

Braxton Citizen's News, Braxton WV, Jun 2 2005

[Pauline Coombs, Chalmer Rhodes, Bert Rhodes, Albert Rhodes, Barbara Litton, John Litton, Martha Tolley)



Frances Ann Minor Litten, 76, of Bridgewater, Va., died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg.

Mrs. Litten was born March 18, 1929, in Owenton, Va. On Dec. 23, 1949, she married Donald Douglas Litten, who survives her. Also surviving her are her three children and their spouses: Ann Litten Menefee and William Neal Menefee of Harrisonburg; Donald Douglas Litten Jr. and Jane Cole Litten of Mechanicsville; and Jonathan Jay Litten and Kathryn Kostel Litten of Bridgewater. She also leaves behind six grandchildren: Donald Michael Litten of Mechanicsville, William Chadwick Menefee of Cary N.C., Taylor Mahon Litten of Mechanicsville, Claire Litten Menefee of Tampa, Fla., and Caroline Crisman Litten and Jonathan Kostel Litten, both of Bridgewater.

She was the daughter of Bennett Olvin Minor Jr. and Mattie Gatewood Minor, and she had four siblings. Her three brothers, Bennett O. Minor III of Mechanicsville, Philip T. Minor of St. Stephenís Church, Leslie O. Minor of Charlottesville, have survived her. Her sister, Carolyn M. Minor, predeceased her.

A 1949 graduate of Madison College, Mrs. Litten was a teacher in both Shenandoah County and Rockingham County. She also devoted herself to worthy causes, serving on the advisory boards of the Edith Carrier Arboretum and the North River Library. She was active in Greener Harrisonburg and in JMU alumni affairs.

An accomplished horticulturist, Mrs. Litten was a member and past president of the Round Hill Garden Club. She served on the Board of Directors of the Shenandoah District of the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs Inc. She was also a flower show judge, accredited by the National Council of Accredited Flower Show Judges.

The Rev. Douglas D. Gestwick will conduct Mrs. Littenís funeral service, celebrating her life and her passage to Godís heavenly kingdom. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at the Bridgewater United Methodist Church, where Mrs. Litten was a longtime member. The Bridgewater Town Council and Town Superintendent will serve as pallbearers. Members of the Round Hill Garden Club will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be sent to the church at 219 Main Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812.

Johnson Funeral Service Inc., Bridgewater, is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News-Record, Harrisonburg VA, Jun 4 2005

[Donald Litten, Raye Litten, Grace Swartz]



Name: SueEllen Litton
Born: Feb 27 1968 Davidson Co TN
Died: Tuesday Jun 21 2005, Skyline Medical Center, Davidson Co TN
Visitation: Jun 23 2005 4:00pm at 2201 Memorial Blvd. Springfield TN
Funeral: Jun 24 2005 Robertson County Funeral Home, Robertson Co TN
Burial: 2:00pm Friday, Fairview Cemetery, Indian Mound, Stewart Co TN
Parents: Jack Carmack and Sandy Kestle
Surviving Husband: Kevin Litton
Surviving Children: Kaylyn Litton, Kristen Litton
Surviving Siblings: Tommy Carmack

The Stewart-Houston Times, TN, pg A3, Jun 28 2005, and funeral home notice



Fairplay -- Carl Franklin Litten, of Fairplay, Md., peacefully departed this life on Sunday, June 26, 2005, at his home. He was a devoted husband to Elizabeth C. Litten, his wife of 33 years.

Born on May 19, 1944, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Paul F. and G. Frances Litten of Fairplay.

Carl graduated from Williamsport High School in 1962, where he achieved Expert Sharp Shooting Championship of Washington County Schools.

He judged livestock winning for the F.F.A., giving Williamsport High School the right to represent the State of Maryland at the National Level in Kansas City, Mo. He won the State Farm Mechanics Award at the University of Maryland, first ever to be won by any student in the Washington County Schools of Maryland.

Carl received an Automatic Sprinkler degree from Penn State University in 1977.

He retired from the sprinkler trade in 2000 after serving 30 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966, receiving awards for cross country running and sharp shooting.

Carl served as vice president for N.A.R.G. Club in 1972-1973. He enjoyed trap and still target shooting.

He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing and golf.

He was a member of American Legion Post 202, Williamsport, Woodman of the World Post 1 Maryland, and Red Men Lodge 84, Williamsport, where he shared a passion for the yearly camporee.

He was a member of Downsville Church of the Brethren.

Carl was a bonus father to Michael A. Pine and wife Sheila of Wood Resorts, W.Va., Pamela K. Pine of Hagerstown, Md., and Mark A. Pine and wife Jan of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

He was the proud pappy of Ryhan and Rachelle Weaver, Dawn Pine, Summer Pine, Dusty Pine, Joeb Pine, Caleb Pine and Erin Kershner, and three great-grandchildren, Ariana, Tristen and Kahner.

Carl leaves behind a sister, Eileen Plotner of Fayetteville, Pa.; two brothers, Robert "Bo" Litten of Sharpsburg, Md., and Charles Litten of Williamsport; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Dawn Marie Litten.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2005, at 11 a.m. at St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James, Md., with the Rev. Brian Moore and the Rev. David Pine officiating. Interment will be in Manor Church Cemetery, Tilghmanton, Md. Military graveside services will be conducted by Morris Frock Post 42 of Hagerstown. Graveside services will also be conducted by Red Men Lodge 84, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Wednesday, June 29, 2005, from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Morning Herald, Hagerstown MD, Jun 28 2005

[Carl Franklin Litten s/o Paul Franklin Litten s/o Thomas Edgar Litten s/o John Preston Litten s/o Abraham Able (Litten) Litton s/o James Edward Litton s/o John Richard (Letton) Litton Sr and Sarah Jane (Ann)(Anna) Wilcoxen]



Patty Cunningham, 69, passed away July 4, 2005.

She is survived by her husband, Otis Cunningham Jr.; daughters, Pam Arnold, Debi Byers, Kathy Hendershott, Cheri Townsend and Julie Cunningham; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Elinore Sands and Alma Cunningham.

The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg WV, Jul 8 2005

[Otis Cunningham, Jennett Johnston, Deborah Litton, Virgil Cunningham]



Rosemary Litton, 80 [b. Aug 16 1924], died Tuesday (July 5, 2005) at Newton Medical Center [Newton KS].

Survivors include a sister, Helen Kliewer of Pawhuska, Okla.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Baker Funeral Home in Peabody.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Baker Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

Memorials have been established with Peabody United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

The Newton Kansan, Newton KS, Jul 6 2005



Family and friends of Marjory Lytton Malm, 83, will meet for a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 25 E. Benton, Naperville. The Rev. Greg Schneck-Skiba will officiate. Following burial, a reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church. Born March 3, 1922, she died Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at her home in Naperville [IL]. Marjory was a lifelong member of her church. She was active in community affairs, serving as president of the Naperville Library Board and a member of District 203 School Board. Marjory was raised in Glen Ellyn and attended Glenbard High School before attending Drake University. She is survived by Richard and Sally Malm of Sister Bay, Wis., Gunnar and Carolyn of Madison Wis., Curt, Kerry, Charles and Moissan of Naperville, and Elizabeth and Roger Bacon of Helena, Mont; grandchildren, Curtis, Kirsten, Christine, Gunnar, Betsy, Suzanne, Erik and Matthew; and nieces, Julie Gilmartin and Karin Babinec. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John. Arrangements were made by the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, Naperville, 630-355-0264.

Daily Herald, Arlington Heights IL, Jul 10 2005

[wife of John Gunnau Malm b. Jun 24 1921 d. May 11 1999 Naperville IL, d/o James Lawson Lytton b. 1891 and Bessie Irving, James s/o John Lytton b. abt 1859 IN and Salina Alice Hooton b. Dec 18 1864 Winterset IA, d. Dec 18 1943 Des Moines IA]



A graveside service for Robert E. Litton, 61, of Cincinnati, formerly of Newark, will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eden Cemetery, with Mr. Gene Branham officiating.

Robert died Friday, July 15, 2005, in Cincinnati. He was born Dec. 5, 1943, in Charleston, W.Va., to the late Emory and Addie (Westfall) Litton.

He is survived by brothers, Delbert Litton, of Orville, and Donald Litton, of Plain City; sisters, Naomi Knopp, of Liverpool, W.Va., and Mabel Branham of St. Louisville.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Albert Litton, and sister, Odessa Litton.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home.

Visit www.CrissSchoedinger.com to leave condolences.

The Advocate, Newark OH, Jul 17 2005

[s/o Emory Litton s/o Isaac Litton s/o John Litton s/o David Litton s/o Korrin Michael Litton Sr]



Mary Lou Mills, 76, of Little Hocking, OH died July 15, 2005 at her residence. She was born October 6, 1928 in Parkersburg, WV a daughter of the late Otis and Jennett Johnston Cunningham.

She was retired from Scioto Ceramics in Columbus, OH and was a member of Columbus Ceramics Anonymous for many years. She was also a member of the Church of Christ and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by two daughters Vickie Wilson and husband Jeff of Belpre, OH Janet Roberts and husband Michael of Little Hocking, OH; two sons Brian Mills of Columbus, OH, Allan Mills of Little Hocking, OH; two step children; nine grandchildren Jesse and Jason Rollins, Daniel, Maynard and Darla Morehouse, Sadie Johnson, Dallas Roberts, Candace Mills, Elizabeth Mills, Sarah Mills; several step grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several step great grandchildren; three brothers Otis Cunningham, Jr. of Dallas, TX; Ralph Cunningham of Coolville, OH, Glenn Cunningham and wife Ruth Ann of Pickerington, OH; sister Edith King of McConnelsville, OH; three sisters-in-law Alma, Alice and Inez Cunningham; two brothers-in-law Herbert Smith and Harry Jones; several nieces, nephews; many cousins and many loved friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Hubert P. Mills; three brothers Denver, Dale and Virgle Cunningham; two sisters Ruth Smith, Verga Jones; sister-in-law Patricia Cunningham and brother-in-law Okey King.

Services will be Monday 11:00 am at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre.

Burial will follow at Rockland Cemetery.

Visitation will be Sunday 4-8 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Washington County Hospice, 210 North 7th Street Suite 300, Marietta, OH 45750.

Online Register Book at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com

Parkersburg News, Parkersburg WV, Jul 18 2005

[Ottis Cunningham s/o Virgil Cunningham husband of Deborah Litton d/o John Litton s/o David Litton s/o Korrin Michael Litton Sr]



Joyce E. Litton, 90, Salina, died Thursday, July 21, 2005.

Mrs. Litton was born Joyce E. Carland August 15, 1914 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was a homemaker and worked as a secretary for the Boyd Truck Line here in Salina for many years and as a secretary for Bob Leonard and H.D. Hull.

Mrs. Litton was preceded in death by her husband Randall W. Litton on March 25, 1996.

Memorial Service for Mrs. Litton will be 10:00 AM Saturday, August 6, 2005, at the Ryan Mortuary in Salina, Ks. Inurnment will be next to her husband in the Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer, Missouri. There will be no services at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Salina, KS.

There will be no visitation or viewing. Mrs. Litton's body was cremated.

Ryan Mortuary, Salina KS

[Randall Litton, Joyce Carland]



B. [Billy] Edwin Litton, 78, of Mariner Sands, Stuart, Fla. and Candlewood Knolls, New Fairfield, died, July 21, 2005, at Danbury Hospital.

Mr. Litton was born in Laverne, Okla., son of the late Albert and Irene Litton.

He served with the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946. Mr. Litton received his B.S. and M.A. from the University of Missouri. On Aug. 27, 1951 he married Marjorie F. Claxton.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughter: Leslie Hudson and her husband Alexander of Brentwood, Tenn. and Elizabeth Jones and her husband Donald of Palm City, Fla.; five grandchildren: Matthew, Tyler and Nicholas Hudson, Spencer and Rachel Jones, a sister, Frances Smith of Cherokee, Okla.; a sister in law, A. Jean Hamra of Fla. and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Litton joined the firm of Arthur Anderson & Co. in 1950 and became a partner in the firm in 1962. He was partner in charge regulated Industries Division New York City from 1966 to 1978, when he became managing partner in the Metropolitan New York City area offices. He retired from Arthur Anderson & Company in 1989. He was trustee, treasurer for Brooklyn Hospital, Trustee Industrial Home for the Blind, he was a member of the American Institute of CPA's, New York sate Society of CPA's, the CT Golf Club, University Club, Brooklyn Club and Rockefeller Center Luncheon Landmark.

A memorial service will be held at the Congregational Church of New Fairfield, 20 Gillotti Road in New Fairfield, Monday at 11 a.m.

There are no calling hours, cremation took place at the direction of the family.

The Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury is in charge of arrangements.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Litton's memory may be made to Regional Hospice of Western CT 405 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810.

News-Times, Danbury CT, Jul 23 2005

[Albert Jacob Litton s/o Bailey Flynn Litton s/o Oliver Litton s/o James Taylor Litton s/o John Richard Litton Jr s/o John Richard (Letton) Litton Sr and Sarah Jane (Ann)(Anna) Wilcoxen]



Richard (Pete) Lane Litten, 64, of 513 Timothy Dr., Elizabeth City, NC, passed away on Thursday, July 28th, 2005. Pete was born in Shenandoah County, Va. and was the son of the late Raymond Litten and Catherine Windel Litten. He has two sisters; Barbara Wilson and Sandra Curran, and three brothers; the late Leroy Litten, Ivan Litten, and the late Jimmie Litten. Pete was a retired meat cutter for Safeway Groceries and an Army veteran.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Mary (Libby) Hassler Litten and two daughters; Mary Litten Gray and Julia Litten, two sons, Richard Litten Jr. and Raymond Litten, and his adopted son (grandson) Richard Litten III and five other grandchildren (Raymond, Michael, Clinton, Amanda, and Savanah). Pete was predeceased by his infant son Reno Litten and will be laid to rest with him at the Cedar Grove cemetery. Pete was loved by all and will be fondly remembered.

A memorial service will be held Monday, August 1, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

Northern Virginia Daily, Strasburg VA, Jul 30 2005



Darlene Ruby Lytton Young, 59, of Radford, passed away Monday, August 1, 2005.

She was a faithful employee of Canteen Vending for many years serving Meals on Wheels. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert S. and Christine A. Lytton; a brother, Jack Lytton; two nieces, Michelle Huffman, Becky Earles; and two greatnieces, Cortney and Caitlin Huffman.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Mitzi Young of Snowville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Stacy Owens of Snowville; Donna and Lee Johnston of Christiansburg; two brothers and sister-in-law, Roy and Martha Lytton of Radford, and Mike Lytton of North Carolina; a sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Rodney Duncan of Graysontown; seven grandchildren, Matt, Josh, Jake, Jessie, Kimmie, Austin, and Dylan; beloved special companion, Randy Akers of Radford; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank her special friends and cousins who comforted her through her battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2005 at Walton Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Frankie Graham, the Rev. Neil Wood, and the Rev. Lee Sarver officiating. Interment will follow in the Pentecostal Conference Cemetery in Dublin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 9 East Church Ave., Roanoke, Va. 24011. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.

New River Valley News, Blacksburg VA, Aug 3 2005

[Robert S Lytton s/o William Harrison Lytton s/o William G (Lytton) Litton s/o James Paris Litton s/o Thomas Jefferson Litton s/o James Edward Litton s/o John Richard (Letton) Litton Sr and Sarah Jane (Ann)(Anna) Wilcoxen]



Captain Robert C. "Bob" (Ret) Litton
Age 71
August 14, 2005
Out of State
Age 71 of Leesburg, VA. Died on Sunday, August 14, 2005 at Loudoun Hospital Center [Leesburg VA]. He was born on January 11, 1934 in Banner Elk, NC to Edna Walsh Litton of Nashville, TN and the late Hailey C. Litton. Bob was a 1956 graduate of the University of VA and a 1962 graduate of Renssclaer Poly-Technical Institute receiving both his Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Bob retired from the United States Navy in 1983 after 32 years of service. He was the beloved husband of Michele Litton; loving and devoted father of Andrew C. (Mary) Litton of Herndon, VA, Michael R. (Laurie Jo) Litton of Leesburg, VA, Jennifer C.L. (Donald) Tidd of Reston, VA and Matthew A. (Dara) Litton of Richmond, VA; brother of Sue Evans of Bowling Green, KY, Nancy Northcutt of Pegram, TN, Betty Jo Quasius of Newton, NJ and Thomas Richard Litton of Buchanan, VA; proud grandfather of Daniella, Alex and Lucas. Funeral services will be held 1130 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2005 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 101 Oakcrest Manor Drive, NE, Leesburg, VA. Interment with Full Military Honors will be held 9 a.m., Thursday, October 20, 2005 at Arlington National Cemetery. The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association of Virginia, Northern VA area, 9735 Main Street, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA 22031. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 18, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden Street, Herndon, VA, (703) 437-1764

Source unknown

[s/o Hailey Clifton Litton s/o James Knox Polk Litton Sr s/o Myra Litton. Myra daughter or daughter-in-law of Benjamin Litton s/o Thomas Litton and Margaret Whitson]



H. [Henry] Clayton Waddell, 97, died Sunday, August 14, at his home in Clinton [MS]. A memorial service will be announced in the coming weeks. Dr. Waddell was born in Cuba, Ala., in 1908 [May 12]. He graduated from Howard College (now Samford University) in Birmingham, Ala., and continued his education at Louisville Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY., where he attained the degree of Doctor of Divinity. As a divinity student, he met Inez Litten, to whom he was married in 1938. He did post-doctoral work at Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, Conn., and Regent s Park College, Oxford, England. He pursued his ministerial vocation at churches in Baton Rouge and Opelousas, LA., and Washington, D.C., before moving to New Orleans, LA., in 1948. Dr. Waddell was a professor at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for 25 years. He moved to Clinton upon his retirement in 1973, and taught for many years at the Mississippi Baptist Seminary. Dr. Waddell was a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton as well as an avid golfer and enthusiastic follower of professional sports and national politics. He was preceded in death by Inez Litten Waddell, his wife of 67 years, and his son, William Daniels Waddell. He is survived by his daughter Patricia Waddell Arthur; son Henry Clayton Waddell Jr.; granddaughter Nicole Arthur; and great-granddaughters Rose and Nora Shafer.

The Clarion Ledger, Jackson MS, Aug 16 2005

[Inez Litten d/o William Elmer Litten s/o Thomas Jefferson Litten s/o Lawrence (Lowrence) Litten s/o Elijah Litton s/o James B Litton Sr and Sarah Osborne]



Hazel Gray Hudak
Aug. 13, 1915 - Aug. 20, 2005

Hazel Gray Hudak was born on Aug. 13, 1915 in Gray to T.G. and Lossie Yancey Gray. Her parents and three sisters, Ruby Westhoff, Tommye Doud, and Marie Wright, all preceded her in death. Mrs. Hudak was a resident of Atlanta for 1939. She has been a resident in Longview since 2003. Mrs. Hudak was married to Lemuel Litton in 1935 and they had one daughter, Lossie Elizabeth, her only child. In 1939, she was married to Louis A. Miles of Atlanta was preceded her in death in 1967. In 1970, she wed the late Michael Hudak of Atlanta whom she lost in 1989. Mrs. Hudak was the owner with her sister Tommye Doud of Hazel's Shop, a children's and women's apparel store in Atlanta for 1951 until 1976. She and Tommye began with infant and children's clothes in her mother's home. They found joy serving the children and their mothers for some 25 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Atlanta and was active in women's clubs between 1940 and 1960. In retirement, the Hudaks shared satisfaction in raising cattle. Mrs. Hudak is survived by her daughter, Lossie Hudak; son-in-law, Robert Hudspeth; two grandsons and their wives, Tom and Mary Kay Hudspeth, and Robb and Cheree Hudspeth, all of Dallas; three great-grandchildren, Lossibeth, Ian, and Christian; one niece, Carolyn Westhoff Enis of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and a nephew, Gilbert Wright of Tulsa, Okla. Her funeral was held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 at the Hanner Funeral Chapel with Robert Hudspeth, Thomas Hudspeth and Robb Hudspeth officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery in Atlanta.

Atlanta Citizens Journal, Atlanta TX, Aug 24 2005



Linda J. Haught, 58, of Bloomingdale, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at her residence.

She was born Oct. 20, 1946, in Spencer, W.Va., and was preceded in death by her father, Woodrow Rhodes, and daughter, Angela Dawn Haught. Linda was a member of Bloomingdale Church of God.

Surviving are her husband, Roy L. Haught; four daughters, Christina Poch, Rebecca Haught and Pamela (Brian) Satterfield, all of Jewett, Ohio, and Shawna Everhart of Cadiz, Ohio; mother, Mae Casto Rhodes of Marshall, W.Va.; sister, Vanessa (William) Harpold of Marshall; 12 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. today at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, Ohio. On Monday, friends may call from 6-9 p.m. at the Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, where services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.

The Parkersburg News, Parkersburg WV, Aug 28 2005

[Linda Rhodes, Dova Litton, Jasper Rhodes]

[d/o Woodrow Wilson Rhodes b. 17 Nov 1912 WV and E Mae Casto. Woodrow s/o Dova (Dora) Mae (Dovey May) Litton b. May 1879 Jackson Co WV and Jasper Monroe Rhodes b. 27 Apr 1878 Jackson Co WV]



Hedgesville, W.Va. -- Carl "Red" Litten, 73, of Hedgesville, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.

Born April 2, 1932, in Morgan County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Harry E. and Sadie E. Rankin Litten.

He retired from the U.S. Silica in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

He attended Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Junior O.U.A.M. Council 117.

He is survived by his wife, Kay M. Clark Litten, whom he married Nov. 21, 1953; one daughter, Brenda Kershaw and husband, Richard, of Berkeley Springs; two sons, Ricky Litten and wife, Pam, of Berkeley Springs and Scott Litten of Virginia; two former daughters-in-law, Brenda Feltner of Berkeley Springs and Lorraine Litten of Martinsburg, W.Va.; one former son-in-law, Steve Weber of Berkeley Springs; two brothers, Raymond Litten of Cherry Run, W.Va., and Irvin Litten of Martinsburg; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and Buster.

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs. The Revs. Frankie Revell and Dennis Rhoe will officiate. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hunter-Anderson Funeral Home in Berkeley Springs, and Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. The funeral home will open Saturday at 9 a.m.

The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown MD, Sep 2 2005

[s/o Harry Elwood "Stag" Litten s/o George W (Litten) Litton s/o James Litton s/o Caleb P Litton s/o John Richard "Jacki" (Letton) Litton and Lydia Valentine]



Hedgesville, W.Va. - April Marie Stefanko, 17, of Hedgesville, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Born March 29, 1988, in Berkeley County, W.Va., she was the daughter of William Robert Stefanko and Christine Yost Stefanko of Hedgesville.

She was a senior at Hedgesville High School, where she was a member of the Hedgesville High swim team, was involved with the school choir and was a member of ROTC. She was currently enrolled in the nursing program at James Rumsey.

She was employed by The Woods resort.

She was a member of Miracle Center Church in Morgan County, W.Va.

She had been a member of the Girl Scouts and Missionettes.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Candie L. Stefanko; one brother, Joshua W. Stefanko; grandparents, Paul and Peggy Yost, and William and Rose Stefanko, all of Hedgesville; aunts; uncles; and cousins.

Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Miracle Center Church. Pastors Lennie Ambrose and Jeff Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery at Spohrs Crossroads.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Martinsburg.

The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown MD, Sep 8 2005

[d/o Christine A Yost d/o Paul Williard Yost s/o Violet Catherine Starliper d/o Marjorie Lee "Margie" Litten d/o George W (Litten) Litton s/o James Litton s/o Caleb P Litton s/o John Richard "Jacki" (Letton) Litton and Lydia Valentine]



Otis "Ray" Litton, 72, of Cross Lanes died Sept. 12, 2005, at home.

He was a member of Community Chapel Church, Cross Lanes. He was retired from Monsanto with 25 years of service and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed reading, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Elsie Barnes Litton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Steve Lilly and Dale Litton and Chris Meadows, all of Cross Lanes; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Jill Litton of Cross Lanes, Randy and Kim Litton of Nitro and Clarence and Tammy Litton of Winfield; brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Pat Litton of Ashtabula, Ohio; three sisters, Judy Haynes, Terry Boggess and Jerry Litton, all of Charleston; and grandchildren, Justin, Amy, Josh, Matthew, Kendal, Haley, Mallory, Madison and Michael.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home with the Rev. Mayford Witt and the Rev. William Layne Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064-3199.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Sep 13 2005

[Otis Litton, Laurence Litton, Rushie Monday, Clarence Litton, Emma Carpenter]



Raymond E. Litton, 68, of Woodhull, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the United Church of Woodhull, with the Rev. Jack Brown officiating. Burial is in Woodhull Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home, Woodhull. Memorials may be left to the Jeremy D. Litton Education Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.

He was born March 18, 1937, in Moline, son of Everett and Hazel Brown Litton. He attended AlWood schools and married Nancy Shull Nov. 5, 1956. He later married Janice D. Pruett Nov. 9, 1990, in Moline.

He farmed with his father and was employed at Whiteside Implement Co. in Reynolds. He owned and operated RE Trucking for more than 20 years and retired from DeMarlie Trucking in Reynolds in 2003.

He enjoyed motorcyles, NASCAR and flying airplanes.

Survivors (and spouses) include his wife, Janice; two daughters, Kathy (Roy Stillwell) Litton, Orlando, Fla., Kristine (Randy) Holland, Clermont, Fla.; four sons, Terry Litton and James (Charyse) Litton, all Woodhull, Ray Dean (Kirsten) Litton, New Windsor, and Jeremy Litton, at home; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanine Crowe, New Windsor, Carol Grundstrom, Orion; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and brother-in-law, Lyle Grundstrom.

Rock Island Argus, Rock Island IL, Sep 17 2005

[s/o Everett Wilson Litton s/o Ray Henry Litton s/o Isaac (Litton) Litten s/o John Litten s/o Valentine Litton s/o John Richard "Jacki" (Letton) Litton and Lydia Valentine]



Neva Loraine Huffman, 82, of Mt. Jackson died Saturday at Woodstock Eldercare [Oct 1 2005].

The funeral will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Valley Funeral Chapel Bowmans Crossing by Pastor James D. Bailey. The family will meet one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Mt. Jackson Cemetery.

Mrs. Huffman was born December 26, 1922, in Quicksburg, daughter of the late Claude L. Litten and Mary E. Litten. She was a clerk at Everleys Drug Store in Mt. Jackson and a member of Valley Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Amos T. Huffman. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Marilou Huffman, and a brother, Everette Litten.

Surviving are a daughter, Judy Sullivan of Sterling, Va.; two sons, Robert T. Huffman of Jacksonville, N.C., and Tim W. Huffman of Mt. Jackson; a sister, Evelyn Foltz of Woodstock; a brother, Justin H. Litten of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Debbie Kelly and husband John of Reston, Ronnie Hitt and wife Kim of Edinburg, Cindy Keith and husband Gregory of Great Falls, Kim Brown and husband Kelton of Raleigh, N.C.; and great-grandchildren Wyatt, Morgan and Trenton Hitt, all of Edinburg.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Hitt, Jr., John Kelly, Greg Keith, Eric Fleming, Daniel Shafer and Randy Shafer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wyatt Hitt, Morgan Hitt and Trenton Hitt.

The family will receive friends today from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Valley Funeral Chapel.

Valley Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Northern Virginia Daily, Strasburg VA, Oct 3 2005

[Neva Litten, Claude Litten, Mary Litten]



Virginia L. Litten [nee Warner], 89, of Anderson [IN], died Oct. 20, 2005, at Bethany Pointe Health Campus, Anderson, after a six-week illness. She was a former resident of Vermillion Place and had previously resided at her homes in Anderson and Punta Gorda, Fla. She was born Aug. 14, 1916, in Anderson. She was a graduate of Anderson High School, Class of 1934, and a graduate of Indiana Business College. For several years, Virginia was employed in the tax section of the Madison County Treasurerís office. She was a 75-year member of the former Noble Street Methodist Church, which is now New Horizons Methodist Church. Other affiliations included the Meg March Club, Friendship Methodist Church in Punta Gorda, Fla., Girl Scouts of America and several local bridge clubs. Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Tharp and son-in-law, Earl Tharp of Arcadia; her son, Michael Litten of Anderson; sister-in-law, Caroline Howenstine of Bloomington; nephews, David (Kathy) Howenstine and Mark (Mary) Howenstine; niece, Lynn (Jim) Berry; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Her husband, C. DeVar Litten, died in 1982. Her parents, Ethel and Boyd Howenstine; and a brother, Jack E. Howenstine, also preceded her in death. Services will be held at noon Monday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service, 229 S. Rangeline Road, Anderson, officiated by the Rev. Steve Holdzkom. Burial will follow at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service Monday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made in her memory to New Horizons Methodist Church or to the Paramount Theatre Centre and Ballroom.

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[wife of Curtis DeVar Litten s/o Glenn Gray Litten s/o William Anderson Litten s/o John William Litten s/o John Preston Litten s/o Abraham Able (Litten) Litton and Catherine "Polly" Weaver]



McCarty -- Leah (nee Mallin) of Upper Sandusky, OH. Beloved wife of the late Charles R. McCarty, loving mother of Mallie (Marlene) McCarty and LuAnn Cobb, proud grandmother of Jess McCarty, Jill McCarty, and Jody McCarty and husband Craig Fisher, dear aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Maude (nee Litton) Mallin, two brothers, and one sister. Saturday, November 5, 2005 in her 89th year. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 12 noon at Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, 129 N. Riverside Dr., Loveland, OH. 45140, where friends will be received from 10 A.M. until the hour of service. Interment Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford, OH. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the American Lung Association, 11113 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, OH. 45242, or to the charity of one's choice. Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home, Loveland, caring for the family. Please visit www.tuftsschildmeyer.com

Funeral Home: Tufts Funeral Home
Funeral Date: Nov. 15, 12 noon

The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati OH, Nov 14 2005

[Leah Mallin, Joseph Mallin, Maude Litton]



Memorial services will take place Saturday, Dec. 3 for Patricia Lytton, 69, who died following a short illness on Nov. 16, 2005.

Mrs. Lytton was born Oct. 26, 1936 to Opal Mae and M.L. "Tex" Schroeder in Coronado.

At age 40 she received her bachelorís degree from the University of California at Davis in 1977 and her masterís degree and teaching credential from California State University, Sacramento in 1978.

She designed and taught the ROP Model Office program at Hogan High School in Vallejo, and was named Vallejo City Unified School District Teacher of the Year and Solano County Teacher of the Year in both 1983 and 1992.

She was passionate about computers, job readiness skills and an advocate for her students,Ē said her daughter.

Mrs. Lytton retired from teaching in 1997 and moved to south Sacramento to be near her daughter and grandchildren. Her daughter is a teacher in the Elk Grove Unified School District.

Mrs. Lytton was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Lytton in 1989. She is survived by her daughter Sarah Rinelli and husband Robert, and granddaughters Rachel and Susan Rinelli.

Saturdayís service will begin at noon at Elk Grove United Methodist Church, 8986 Elk Grove Blvd., with Pastor Kathy La Point-Collup officiating. She will be buried with her husband and parents at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Point Loma, San Diego.

Elk Grove Citizen, Elk Grove CA, Dec 2 2005

[Patricia Schroeder]



Eva Virginia Hogan, 84, Nevada, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at Nevada Regional Medical Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 3, 1920, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Herbert Barnhart Parrish and Blanch Pearl Williams Parrish. She married Frank A. Hogan on June 3, 1939, in Butler, Mo., and he survives of Nevada.

Mrs. Hogan grew up and graduated from high school in Fulton, Kan. She lived in the Nevada and Vernon County area the remainder of her life. She was a homemaker and was loved by all who knew her.

Survivors, in addition to her husband, Frank, include four sons, Jim Hogan, Independence, Mo., Gary Hogan, Moundville, Mo., Tom Hogan and Ken Hogan, both of Nevada; two daughters, Joyce Litten, Nevada [b. 15 Jul 1942 m. Floyd W Litten b. 1 Mar 1934], and Pam Bennett, Overland Park, Kan.; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and one brother.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 26, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park. The family receives friends 7-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25, at the funeral home. Friends may call now through Wednesday evening and after 8 a.m., on Friday until the hour of service at the funeral home.

View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com

Nevada Daily Mail, Nevada MO, Nov 22 2005

[Joyce Hogan b. Jul 15 1942 m. Floyd W Litten b. Mar 1 1934]



Howard Walton Lytton, 88, of Christiansburg, died Friday, December 2, 2005 at his home.

He was a retired employee of the Norfolk and Western, Railroad. He was the son of the late Fred Harmon and Lena May Lytton, and was also preceded in death by his wife, Edna Gertrude Lytton; a daughter, Mary Frances Chrisley; sisters, Ruth Lytton, and Alma Scaggs; and a brother, Arnold Lee Lytton.

Surviving are four sons and their wives, Howard and Nancy Lytton, Jr., David Lee and Melinda Lytton, Larry Ray and Nancy Lytton, and Leroy and Ann Lytton, all of Christiansburg; two stepdaughters, Mary Ann Bishop, Radford, and Sharon Delton, Christiansburg; three brothers, William Lytton and Ed Lytton, Christiansburg, and Paul Lytton, Radford; three sisters, Onita Buggs, Peggy Martin, and Katrina Plaster, all of Christiansburg; along with many grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2005 at the DeVilbiss Funeral Chapel with the Rev Earnest Fulcher officiating. Interment will follow in the Lytton Cemetery, Walton. The family will receive friends from 3 until 5 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2005 at the DeVilbiss Funeral Home, Radford.

The Roanoke Times, Roanoke VA, Dec 3 2005

[Howard Lytton, Fred Lytton, Lena Kesterson]



Madeleine Hoyt Murray, 83, died Dec. 5, 2005. She was born on July 7, 1922, in Chillicothe, Ohio. She attended The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., and graduated from Wheelock College in Boston with a teaching degree. A resident of New Bern since 2000, she previously lived in Gates Mills, Ohio from 1958 to 1980 and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. She and her husband celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary during Thanksgiving 2005.

A Republican delegate in 1964 and 1980, she was the past president of the N.E.D. Women's Republican Club. She was a past member of the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club, organized the St. John racquet club, helped grow membership fourfold and was instrumental in helping several children obtain scholarships toward college. She loved needlepoint and tennis. The Murrays sailed in 1980 from Sandusky down the intercoastal waterway to Miami and eventually to St. John.

Private family services will be held in Chillicothe, Ohio.

She is survived by her spouse, C.M. "Scotty" Murray Jr.; a daughter, Anne M. Litten of Warrenton, Va.; Hoyt C. Murray of Gates Mills, Ohio; grandchildren, Christopher Litten, Matthew Litten, Scott Murray, Allyson Murray, and Cameron Murray; and a brother, Joseph N. Hoyt of Chillicothe.

The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in her name send them to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

Arrangements by Brown-Forward Funeral Service.

The Sun Journal, New Bern NC, Dec 17 2005

[Anne Murray]



Ilah Elene Hiten Litton, a resident of Henderson, Tenn., since 1973 and formerly of Mobile, died Wednesday [Dec 7 2005] at a hospital in Tennessee. She was 87.

Mrs. Litton was a native of Fayette County, Ala., and graduated high school in Hubbertville, Ala. After moving to Mobile, she had worked at the former Brookley Air Force Base.

She was a member of Henderson Church of Christ and the Freed-Hardeman Associates.

Survivors include two daughters, Kitty Litton Morris of Mobile and Alice Litton Abbey of Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Wynelle Hiten of Henderson; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral is set for 11 a.m. today at Casey Funeral Home in Henderson. Visitation will be Mondayat Pine Crest Funeral Home on Dauphin Island Parkway in Mobile from noon until the 2 p.m. graveside service in Pine Crest Cemetery.

Press-Register, Mobile AL, Dec 10 2005

[Ilah Hiten]



MORRIS - Virginia (nee Grove) "Ginny", beloved mother of Robert Morris, Terry Brown and Linda Litton and the late Tom and Billy Morris. Dear grandmother of six grandchildren and great grandmother of four great grandchildren. Sister of Henrietta Monahan and Mick Guilfoyle. She joined her parents, Hazel and John Grove, and siblings, William Grove, Jean Grove and Lois (Lou) Maggard on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 88 years of age. Visitation B.J. Meyer Sons Overlook Funeral Home, Tuesday, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial, St. William Church, on Wednesday at 9:30 A.M. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 11117 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 or Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 11500 N. Lake Dr., Cincinnati, Ohio 45249. www.bjmeyersons.com

Funeral Home: B J Meyer Sons Funeral Home
Funeral Date: Dec. 14, 9:30 a.m.

The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati OH, Dec 12 2005

[Linda Morris]



Ethel Margaret Litton Thompson, widow of Louis Thompson, died Saturday, December 17, 2005, at her residence in Huntington.

She was preceded in death by her immediate family.

In keeping with Ethel's wishes, there will be no visitation.

There will be a private entombment in Ridgelawn Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Beard Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Charleston Gazette, Charleston WV, Dec 20 2005

[Ethel Litton, Llewellyn Litton, Mary Bayliss]

Contributor: Lyndall Harkins



Evelyn Margaret Byrne, 77 [b. Jul 25 1928], of Manassas, died Saturday, Dec. 24, at Prince William Hospital.

Mrs. Byrne was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Manassas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Mary Litten Wilson and six brothers, Walter Buhl, Dave, Clyde, Lynn, Samuel and Royce Wilson.

Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, Charles F. Byrne Sr.; four children, Charles F. Byrne Jr., Vivian M. Wright, Michael L. Byrne and Dwight D.E. Byrne; five sisters, Mary Critzer, Dorothy Smith, Polly Mitchell, Connie Wolfe and Bobbie Schlieman; five brothers, Robert S. Wilson, James Wilson, Donnie Wilson, Meyer Wilson and Eddie Wilson; eight grandchildren, Donna Byrne, Troy Wright, Melinda Byrne, Matt Byrne, Mindy Wright, Tesha Byrne, Alex Byrne and Brian Byrne; two great-grandchildren, Katherin Wright and Charlie Wright; and many nieces and nephews.

The family received friends on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Price Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 29, at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Pastor Eugene Zorbas officiating. Interment was at Union Cemetery in Leesburg.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of flowers, or contributions to National Parkinson's Foundation, 7531 Leesburg Pike, Suite 402, Falls Church, VA 22043, in memory of Evelyn Margaret Byrne.

Gainesville Times, Warrenton VA, Dec 30 2005

[Evelyn Wilson, Frederick Wilson, Mary Litten]



Mary Lou Layman Turner, 48 [b. Jul 1 1957], of Lancaster, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

She was a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ and was the music director of the choral and handbells at The Second Presbyterian Church, Newark. She was a graduate of Lancaster High School class of 1975 and graduated from Capital University with a degree in music education. She went to Muskingum College to get a masters in music and was an elementary teacher at Etna Elementary/District of Southwest Licking Schools. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. She was the superintendent of the Llama program for Fairfield County and the Hartford Fair. She was a member of the Ohio Education Association through Southwest Licking and was an advisor for the Loveable Llama 4-H Club and gave piano lessons.

She is survived by her husband, Timothy Turner; sons, Steven Turner and Christopher Turner, both of Lancaster; twin daughters, Stefanie and Christina Turner of the home; mother, Evalou Layman of Castlewood, Va.; brother, Tim Layman of Chandler, Ariz.; nieces, Bryana Layman and Azaria Ford; and mother-in-law, Donna (Coy) Cupler of Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by her father, the Rev. Grant Layman.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Second Presbyterian Church, 42 East Church, Newark, Ohio, with Dr. Mitch Van Metre officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Lancaster.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be given for a college fund at the Fairfield National Bank for her daughters.

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Lancaster OH, Dec 27 2005

[d/o Grant William Layman, and Eva Lou Litton d/o Charles Carl Litton s/o William Ballard Litton s/o Joseph Shoemaker Litton]



Ralph W. Cunningham, 72, of Coolville, Ohio, died Dec. 28, 2005, at Arcadia Nursing Home.

He was born Sept. 28, 1933, in Washington, W.Va., a son of the late Ottis and Jennett Johnston Cunningham. He retired from Elkem Metals after 33 1/2 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was loved by his family and was always helping others.

He is survived by his wife, Tonya Cunningham; eight children, Gene Cunningham of Parkersburg, Joyce Logston of Mineral Wells, Donna Johnson of Duncanville, Texas, Judy Kipp of Ashgrove, Mo., Diane Swaisgood of Dillsburg, Pa., Melissa Cunningham of Coolville, Michael Cunningham of Miami and Deanna Cunningham of the home; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ottis Cunningham Jr. of Dallas and Glenn Cunningham of Pickerington, Ohio; sister, Edith King of McConnelsville, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sons, Michael, Garry and Larry Cunningham; and six brothers and sisters, Virgil, Denver and Dale Cunningham, Ruth Smith, Mary Lou Mills and Vergie Jones.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre, with Pastor Rob Clegg officiating. Burial will follow at Rockland Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

An online register book is available at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com.

Parkersburg News, Parkersburg WV, Dec 30 2005

[Ottis Cunningham, Jennett Johnston]

[grandson of Deborah Litton b. 25 Dec 1879 Jackson Co WV and Virgil Cunningham b. Oct 1875 Jackson Co WV]



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