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East Liverpool -- James L. Litton, 71, of East Liverpool, died at 6:25 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at City Hospital, following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Ripley, W.Va., May 15, 1936, a son of the late Flavy F. Litton and Marie Casto Litton Mose of East Liverpool.

A graduate of the East Liverpool High School, class of 1955, he lived most of his life in the East Liverpool area. A member of the Central United Methodist Church in Wellsville, he was an avid bowler and a member of numerous leagues over the years. He was a member of East Liverpool Lodge 681 Free and Accepted Masons, and a 32nd degree member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Steubenville.

He was the former owner and operator of West End Auto Rental until his retirement earlier this year. Previously, he worked at the former Golden Star Dairy and the Homer Laughlin China Company.

In addition to his mother, he is survived at home by his wife, Esther Reed Litton, whom he married Aug. 31, 1957.

Surviving are four sons: Steven Litton of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., James L. Litton and his wife Debbie of East Liverpool, Todd Litton and his wife Tanis of Wichita, Kan., and Scott T. Litton of East Liverpool.

Also surviving is a stepbrother, Gary Mose of Ranson, W.Va.

There are five grandchildren, Steven Litton, Daniel Litton, Jennifer Litton, Angela Radeschi and Tate Williams.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Daniel G. Mose.

Friends may call Monday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Rev. Robert S. Phillips of the church will conduct a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Following the service, family and friends will gather at the Dawson Family Center for fellowship.

A Masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday.

Burial is to be at Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Memorial Tributes may take the form of contributions in care of the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312.

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Dawson Funeral Home, East Liverpool OH, Jan 6 2008

Contributor: Joyce Mertens

[s/o Flava Fail Litton s/o Ira Lawrence Litton s/o David Litton s/o Abraham Moses Litton s/o David (Kuper David) Litton and Barbara Rhodes]

Bessemer City -- Elizabeth "Beth" Holland Lytton, 87, died Jan. 10, 2008, at Brunswick Community Hospital in Supply, NC. She was born Sept. 3, 1920, in Gaston County to the late Henry L. and Edna Best Holland.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 3 p.m. Sunday at Ragan Wesleyan Church.

VISITATION: 6 to7:30 p.m. Saturday at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home.

INTERMENT: Westview Gardens.

Beth was a retired spinner from J. P. Stevens Ragan Plant and was the last living charter member of Ragan Wesleyan Church. She was the most caring person and was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all.

SURVIVORS: Daughter, Karen Melton and husband Darrell of Holden Beach; brother, Lawrence Holland of Gastonia; sister, Katherine Horne of Bessemer City; grandson, Darin Melton and wife Robin of Bessemer City; granddaughter, Leigh Ann Lennon and husband Ken of High Point; great-grandchildren, Shelby, Bryce and Caroline Lennon, Morgan Elizabeth Melton.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Husband, Mack Lytton; brother, J. D. Holland; sister, Alda Simms.


MEMORIALS: Ragan Wesleyan Church, 535 Oates Road, Gastonia, NC 28052.

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ARRANGEMENTS: Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City.

Gaston Gazette, Gastonia NC, Jan 11 2008

[Mack Hugh Lytton b. 04 Aug 1916 d. 21 Mar 1997 Bessemer City NC, m. 24 Jul 1937 Mary Elizabeth Holland. Mack s/o Zeph Rome Lytton b. 17 Jun 1881 NC and Pearl Magnolia Deaton. 1900 Newton, Catawba Co NC Census has a Zeph Litton b. Feb 1885 NC as a boarder in household of Ephriam Litton b. Jan 1872 NC and Laura _____ b. Feb 1872 NC]

Ada -- Graveside services for Kenneth Carroll Lytton, 75, Ada were 1 p.m. Monday at Rosedale Cemetery, the Rev. Tom Hargrave officiated.

Mr. Lytton died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at a local nursing home. He was born June 30, 1932, at Edna, W. Va., to Lawrence Morgan and Effie Eberly Lytton.

He came to the Ada area in 1980 from Morgantown, W. Va.. He graduated from National High School in National, W. Va.

Mr. Lytton was a retired painter. He was of the Baptist faith.

He married Carolyn Moore May 21, 1977, in Morgantown, W. Va.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Laurene Tucker and three brothers, Gerald Cutright, Ralph Cutright and Earl Lytton.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Lytton, of the home; two sons, David Lytton, of the home and Dan Lytton and his wife Debbie, Cleveland, Ohio; a daughter, Dawn Hines and her husband Terry, Biloxi, Miss.; grandchildren Carissa Lytton, Megan Lytton, Marissia and Joshua Hines; and great-grandson, Jonathan Lytton.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

Ada Evening News, Ada OK, Jan 15 2008

Elizabeth Ruth Litton Lowther, 83, of Vienna, died Wednesday, January 16, 2008, in Eagle Pointe, Parkersburg, after an extended illness.

She was born August 5, 1924, in Roane County, a daughter of the late Virgil Perry and Hattie Drake Litton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, Roger Reed, Dean Reed and William Robert Lowther.

Mrs. Lowther was a homemaker, mother and grandmother. She attended the Faith Baptist Church, Vienna.

Survivors include her husband, William I. Lowther of Vienna; daughter, Linda Sue Reed Dotson of Parkersburg; son, Jeffery Lowther of Ill.; sisters, Hazeldene Furr of Cleveland, Ohio and Arlene Wilson of Tx.; brother, James Willard Litton of Parkersburg; 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be conducted Sunday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Gay.

Friends may call Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Hur Herald, Mt. Zion WV, Jan 17 2008

[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]

Mary Lou Wiggins

Wiggins, Mary Lou age 80, of Prior Lake, formerly of Richfield, passed away Friday, January 18 after a long battle with cancer. Survived by daughter, Sharon (Moe) Emard of Prior Lake; sister, Ruth Litten of Grenada, MS; brother, Robert Davis of Richfield, MN; many nieces and nephews. She worked for Northwestern Bell for 30 years retiring in 1989. Per Mary Lou's wishes, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society.

Star Tribune, Minneapolis MN, Jan 20 2008

Litten, LaVerne Alvina

La Verne went to her heavenly home with the Lord on January 20, 2008. La Verne was born on July 12, 1921 in Hollenberg, Kansas to Henry and Alvina Schierkolk. She grew up in Lanham, Kansas and later moved to DeWitt, Nebraska. La Verne was united in marriage to Marvin Rahe, and to this union was born 3 children: Marvin, Bonnie and Ronald. La Verne married Robert Litten and to this union was born 2 daughters: Teresa and Deborah. La Verne worked at Peterson Manufacturing Company in DeWitt, Nebraska for 13 years. After moving to Colorado Springs, La Verne worked at Hewlett Packard for 17 years until her retirement. La Verne is survived by her husband of nearly 48 years, Robert Litten and daughters: Teresa Litten; Deborah (husband, James) Harvey; daughter: Bonnie (husband, Daryll) Litten; sister: Wanda Jahnke of DeWitt, Nebraska; brother: LeRoy (wife, Pearl) Schierkolk of Colorado Springs; 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. La Verne was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sons. A visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services at the Church. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1318 North Circle Drive in Colorado Springs. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation, 825 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Suite 600, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903 or to the Lupus Foundation of Colorado, 6795 East Tennessee Avenue, Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80224.

The Gazette, Colorado Springs CO, Jan 23 2008

[husband probably Robert Dewain Litten b. Jul 1935]

Lebanon, Va. -- Mrs. Iona Litton Taylor, 85, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 29, 2008.

Born April 12, 1922, in Dickensonville in Russell County, she was the daughter of the late Millard F. Litton, Sr. and Mollie Holmes Litton. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a homemaker and was well-known as one of the best cooks in Lebanon. She was a member of the Spring City Baptist Church, and a member of the Temple Hill High School Class of 1940.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Bob Litton, Joe Litton, Worley Litton, Millard Litton, Jr.; and sister, Vera Belcher. She was the last surviving member of her generation.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Hobert Taylor, Sr.; other survivors include four sons, Roger Taylor and wife Dinah, Donald (Donnie) Taylor, Hobert Taylor, Jr. and wife Johnnie, Randy Taylor; and one daughter, Sharon Collier and husband Charles. She is also survived by one grandson, four granddaughters, and two great-granddaughters.

The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2008 in the Combs Funeral Service chapel with her pastor Scott Suttle, and Randy Williams and the Rev. Austin Fields officiating. Committal services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 31, 2008 in the Ketron Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Lebanon.

Those wishing to attend the service are asked to assemble at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m., Thursday.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Serving the family as pallbearers will be Nathan Long, Kim Davis, Randy Stinson, David Ratliff, Greg Cook, Jimmy Campbell, Rick Thompson, and Richard Hughes. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Men's Sunday School Class of Spring City Baptist Church, and special caregivers, Paula Milton, Gladys Musick, Becky Perrigan, and other caregivers from Russell County Home Health.

Combs Funeral Service, 291 Fincastle Road, Lebanon, VA 24266, (276) 889-4444 is serving the family of Mrs. Iona Litton Taylor.

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield WV, Jan 30 2008

[Millard Fillmore Litton Sr s/o Robert Aston Litton s/o Joseph Shoemaker Litton s/o Caleb Wilcoxen Litton and Elizabeth Mary "Betsy" Dickenson]

Lockie Genevieve Kelly Daugherty, 96, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, N.C.

She was a daughter of the late Davidson and Mamie Kelly. She was retired from the West Virginia school system and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Brooks Daugherty; one daughter, Elizabeth Conley of Chapel Hill; one sister, Zelda Litton of Charleston; and two grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jarrett R. of Charleston, Brooks of Albuquerque, N.M., and Lawrence of Ohio.

Private burial will be in Rocky Branch Cemetery. Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, was in charge of arrangements.

The Times Record, Spencer WV, Feb 7 2008

[Zelda wife of Arthur Clinton Litton s/o Clinton "Clint" Litton s/o Abraham Moses Litton s/o David (Kuper David) Litton s/o Korrin Michael Litton Sr s/o John Richard (Letton) Litton Sr and Sarah Jane (Ann)(Anna) Wilcoxen]

Contributor: Joyce Mertens


Louise C. Lytton age 89, of 212 North Country Club Drive died Sunday February 3, 2008. A native [b. Aug 18 1918] of Pender Co. she was the daughter of the late Norwood Clifton and Eva Bell Larkin Corbett and the widow of Albert J Lytton and a member of Oxford Baptist Church for 70 years and a home maker. Graveside services will be conducted at 11:00 A. M. Tuesday February 5, 2008 from Elmwood Cemetery, Oxford NC by Dr. J. Steven Bolton. Surviving is one son, William Albert Lytton, of Pinehurst, NC. A sister Marilyn and a brother Charles. Two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family requests the omission of flowers and memorials to Oxford Baptist Church, PO Box 398, Oxford NC 27565 or to a charity of you choice. The family will receive friends at the residence. Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in charge of services., select obituaries.

Hall-Wynne Funeral Service & Cremation, Durham NC, no date

[Albert J (Lytton) Litton s/o Lawrence Worth "Lon" Litton s/o Hiram Monroe Litton s/o Andrew Jackson Litton s/o Hiram Litton s/o Isaac Litton s/o James B Litton Sr and Sarah Osborne]

Pendleton -- Kenneth Livingston Lytton, 88, of Pendleton died Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at St. Anthony Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton, with burial following at Olney Cemetery.

Mr. Lytton was born on Sept. 7, 1919, to John and Inez Lytton in Puyallup, Wash. He served his country in the Army Air Force during World War II.

He married Mabel Lawhead in 1941 in Orchard, Wash., and the couple moved to Pendleton in 1954, where he was a service repairman for Sears Roebuck for years.

He enjoyed his family, working outside, woodworking, fishing and hunting. He belonged to the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

He is survived by his wife Mabel; children Jack Lytton of Heppner, Linda Hall of Driggs, Idaho, and Gary Lytton and Jim Lytton, both of Pendleton; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagles Lodge No. 28, in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.

East Oregonian, Salem OR, Feb 7 2008

[s/o John William Lytton s/o Solomon Litton s/o John Litton s/o Caleb Wilcoxen Litton and Mary Paula "Polly" Hankins]

David L. Evans, 51, of Nashville, formerly of Bowling Green, died Feb. 6, 2008, at his home.

He was a surveyor and draftsman at Garver Engineering in Franklin, Tenn. He was a son of the late James David Evans [b. Apr 22 1928 d. Jan 18 2004 Bowling Green KY] and Sue Litton Evans [b. Apr 1930] of Bowling Green, who survives, and the husband of the late Cyndy Dobbler. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Mark Evans; and a sister-in-law, Tammy Evans.

Memorial service is at 3 p.m. Saturday at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane chapel, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Cremation was chosen. Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and begins at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Lung Association.

Online condolences may be made at

Other survivors include two sisters, Susie Shelley and her husband, Mel, of Elizabethtown and Beth Siddens and her husband, Jeff, of Bowling Green; a brother, John Evans of Bowling Green; a grandmother, Edna Litton of Nashville; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Daily News, Bowling Green KY, Feb 7 2008

Lytton-McFalls, Evan Tucker

Evan Tucker, (My little Tucky-Bell), 14 months old, of Christiansburg, went to his heavenly Father on Saturday, February 9, 2008, to be the most beautiful angel in Heaven. God gave him to us, November 15, 2006.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Glenn and Nora Thompson; aunt, Alicia Lytton; and uncle, Kristopher McFalls.

Left behind to cherish this beautiful angel are his mother, Stephanie Lytton [b. Mar 1984]; brothers, Ethan Lytton and Tyler Jacob Lytton-McFalls; father, Lucas McFalls; sister, Terra McFalls; maternal grandparents, Marvin Lytton [b. Sep 1965], of Christiansburg, and Carolyn Lytton [b. Sep 1966], of Floyd; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Cathy Sowers, of Floyd; greatgrandparents, Jerry and Loretta Lytton, of Christiansburg; special uncle, Scott Lytton; and aunt, Amanda Sowers. He is also survived by many special aunts, uncles and cousins; a special friend, Lori Mitcham; other special friends; and family at New Hope Church of God also survive him.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 13, 2008, from 5 to 8 p.m. at New Hope Church of God, Mud Pike Road, Christiansburg. The funeral service will be held at the church at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2008, with Pastor T. Michael Bond and the Rev. Buford Linkous officiating. Interment to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting The Lytton-McFalls family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, Va.

New River Valley News, Blacksburg VA, Feb 13 2008

A service has been held for Sequim resident Margaret Litton Wilmeth, who died Feb. 9, 2008 [Sequim WA], at the age of 88.

She was born April 17, 1919, in Abingdon, Va., to Sheriff John Murray and Hettie Duncan Litton. As a child, she and her family moved to Bluefield, W. Va., where she graduated from Beaver High School.

She met and married Thomas Sharpe Wilmeth, a young electrical engineer from Indianapolis, in 1939. They initially lived in Charleston, W. Va. Later, they moved to Milwaukee, Wis., where their two children were born. The couple divorced.

In Milwaukee, she was an active member of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and served as a chapter regent. She was state president of the Wisconsin Daughters of 1812 and a member of the Wauwatosa Women’s Club.

Mrs. Wilmeth traveled all over the world and she greatly enjoyed spending time with her children and family.

She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and enjoyed the “Out to Lunch Bunch” at the church.

She is survived by her former husband and friend, Thomas Wilmeth of Texas; son and daughter-in-law Steven and Mary Lou Wilmeth of Texas; daughter and former son-in-law Suzanne Wilmeth Anderson and Ronald Anderson of Washington; brother John Whitley Litton of Texas; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

She was preceded in death by sisters Naureen Woodyard, Opal Ratliff and June Jacobs.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Milwaukee Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, c/o Dorothy Jane Bruckner, 2370 N. 102nd St., Wauwatosa, WI 53226-1621.

Drennan & Ford Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sequim Gazette, Sequim WA, Feb 20 2008

[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]

Alice Patricia Litten, mother of Patricia Litten- Macdonald, 75 of Santa Maria, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2008.

Alice was born April 21, 1932 in Santa Maria to Tony S. Martin and Margaret I. Branquinho Martin who are originally from Eureka, California. Alice was a graduate of Santa Maria High School Class of 1950. She spent much of her life in the community devoting 15 years to Home Motors Chevrolet and the balance of her career at Pine Grove School, as a librarian for the Orcutt School District.

Alice is survived by her husband of 57 years, Babe Litten of Santa Maria, son and daughter-in-law Charlie and Kim Litten of Arroyo Grande, daughter and son-in-law Trish and John Macdonald of Santa Maria and her grandchildren Cheyann, Lacy, Travis and Christa, sister Mary Evans and her husband Victor.

Alice was know for her great sense of humor and quick wit. Her laugh among many other attributes will be remembered by her loved ones and those who knew her. She will remain in our memories and our hearts.

The graveside service will be held Monday February 25, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. at the Santa Maria Cemetery with Reverend Deborah Dunn of St. Peters Episcopal Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 426 East Barcellus Street, Suite 305, Santa Maria, CA 93454

Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary and Crematory.

Santa Maria Times, Santa Maria CA, Feb 23 2008

[Children Patricia A Litten b. 05 Sep 1959 Santa Barbara Co CA, and Charles Elmore Litten b. 27 Mar 1953 Santa Barbara Co CA]

Annie Jo Lytton passed away peacefully of natural causes on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at Twining Village Health Care Center in Holland [PA]. She was 96.

Formerly of West Chester and then Doylestown, Annie Jo was born April 23, 1911 in Birmingham, Ala. She was the daughter of the late Judge Hughes and Annie B. Cornwell.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Marion R. Lytton and their daughter, Elizabeth M. Szabo (George).

Mrs. Lytton is survived by two of her children, Joanna L. Ritenbaugh (Thomas) of Richboro, and Randolph H. Lytton (Ellen) of Fairfax, Va. Also surviving are three grandchildren: Krissa J. George (Eric) of Holland, Katelyn R. Perry (Jamey) of State College, Pa., and Chadd M. Ritenbaugh (Ivonne) of Marbella, Spain; and three special great-grandchildren: Annalise and Thayne George and Owen Perry.

Annie Jo's only sibling, Mary Sue Saxon, resides in Miami, Fla., and sister-in-law, Esther Murrie, resides in Harrisburg, Pa.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Reed & Steinbach Funeral Home, Doylestown.

The Intelligencer, Doylestown PA, Mar 9 2008

[Marion R Lytto b. 15 Jan 1908 d. May 1983 Doylestown PA s/o Marion Nathan Lytton b. 02 Dec 1872 WI and Eva N _____ b. abt 1879 PA, they also had Esther Lytton b. abt 1912 PA. Marion N s/o Miles (Lytton) Litton b. Aug 1831 IN and Mary E Randolph b. 19 Jan 1837 Spencer, Tioga Co NY d. 26 Dec 1928, they also had Charles W Lytton b. abt 1858 WI, William Litton b. abt 1859 WI, Lillian Lytton b. abt 1860 WI, Herbert Lytton b. abt 1863 WI, Harrison Lytton b. abt 1876 WI]

Mrs. Eloise Fisher Litton, a resident of Scotia Village in Laurinburg [NC], passed away on March 1, 2008 at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

Born in Sissonville, WV on July 4, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Nina Gibson Fisher and Emsy E. Fisher. She was a resident of Charleston, WV before moving to Scotia Village in 1996 with her husband, [Lewis] Harold Litton. She was preceded in death by her husband and her daughter, Patty Cleavenger.

Eloise was a charter member of the Village Chapel Presbyterian Church in Charleston, a member of the Woman’s Club of Charleston, a member of the Tiskelwah Chapter #45 Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, and a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Charleston Shrine #7.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Litton and wife, Brenda of Pinehurst, NC and Mark Litton of Raleigh, NC; grandsons, Chad Litton and wife, Alicia, Curt Litton and Adam Litton; stepgrandsons, Charles Lewis and John Lewis and wife, Jami; six great grandchildren.

A graveside service is planned at 11 AM, in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, WV with the Rev. Bob Lee Officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made in Eloise’s name to Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, 3818 Venable Ave. Charleston, WV 25304 where she was a charter member.

Bartlett Burdette Cox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bartlett Burdette Cox Funeral Home, Charleston WV, no date

[Lewis Harold Litton s/o Irvin Litton s/o Abraham Moses Litton s/o David (Kuper David) Litton and Barbara Rhodes]

Ruth Ann Pruett, age 79, of 150 E 3rd Street, Apt 3, Woodhull, Illinois died at 1:55 P.M. on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. She was born on November 13, 1928 in Altona, Illinois, the daughter of Royal and Hazel Stone Miller. She married Elmer L. Pruett on June 4, 1947 in Knoxville, Illinois.

Surviving are four daughters, Judy (Robert) Harman of Woodhull, Illinois, Janice Litton of Woodhull, Illinois, June (David) Luciani of Springfield, Missouri and Jacqueline Pruett of Alpha, Illinois; four sons, James (Stephen) Pruett of Orlando, Florida, Jerry (Joan) Pruett of Woodhull, Illinois, J. (Walter) Pruett of Taos, New Mexico and Jeff Pruett of Dixon, Illinois; fifteen grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; one brother, Glenn R. Miller of Kewanee, Illinois and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, one brother and one son-in-law: Raymond Litton.

She was raised and educated in Altona, Illinois graduating from the Altona High School. She was a long time resident of Woodhull, Illinois and worked in several restaurants in the Galesburg and Woodhull, Illinois areas for several years. She enjoyed family and all of her many grandchildren. She also enjoyed sewing and crafts. She attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Rock Falls, Illinois with her sister and also the United Church of Woodhull.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the United Church of Woodhull in Woodhull, Illinois. Rev. Cheyanna Losey officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 10, 2008 from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. at the United Church of Woodhull. Burial in Woodhull Cemetery in Woodhull, Illinois. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois in charge of arrangements.

On-line condolences may be made at

[Janice D Pruett wife of Raymond E Litton 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]

Mallie R. Litton

Mallie was born on November 5, 1932 and passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2008. Mallie was last known to be living in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana.

Source unknown

[buried Oak Grove Cem, Pleasant Hill LA, wife of Thomas Maurice Litton Sr b. Sep 15 1925 d. Jun 18 1986 buried same, s/o Thomas Ruben Litton s/o Nathaniel Jackson "Jack" Litton s/o John T Litton s/o John Litton b. abt 1775 VA d. Aug 16 1838 DeSoto Parish LA and m. Cassandra McAlfee b. GA]

7/12/1952 ~ 3/9/2008 [SSDI says d. Mar 8 2008]

Mike [Robert Michael] Lytton, 55, passed away in Monroe Hospital, [Monroe] N.C. Born and raised in Christiansburg. Many thanks to his friends & caretakers: Dale and Pauline of Monroe, N.C. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Christine Lytton; brother, Jack Lytton; sister, Darlene Lytton Young; daughter, Missy Lytton Huffman; and grandchildren, Catlyn and Courtney. He is survived by sister and "brother-in-law", Grace and Rodney Duncan; brother and "sister-in law", Roy and Martha Lytton; two children, Timmy and Sherry of Florida; ex-wife, Diane Lyons Lytton; step-son, four grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins that loved him very much.

Roanoke Times, Roanoke VA, Mar 21 2008

[s/o 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]

Kren, Margaret (nee Litten,) 70 [b. Sep 13 1937], of Washington Twp., and formerly of Upper St. Clair, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 9, 2008.

To "live her dream" of being close to her beloved grandchildren and children, Ed and Marge moved to Washington Twp., Ohio four years ago. Marge was a 1955 graduate of Martins Ferry High School in Martins Ferry, Ohio; and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Upper St. Clair. She was an avid bridge player and eternal optimist. Marge never met a stranger and everyone who knew her, loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sol and Helen Litten.

She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Ed Kren; her three daughters, Erin (Drew) Wesley of Evansville, Ind., Katie (Jeffrey) Gammell of Centerville, Ohio and Betsy (Brian) Stuart of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Matthew, Maggie and Mary Kate Wesley, Mark and John Gammell and Sean and Tess Stuart; and brother, H. James (Tami) Litten of Indianapolis, Ind.

All services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are encouraged to be sent to the Shriner’s Burns Hospital, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229.

Condolences and other remembrances may be sent to Marge’s family by visiting

The Times Leader, Martins Ferry OH, Mar 11 2008

[d/o Solomon Jesse 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]

Betty (Barker) Litton

Litton, Betty (Barker) -- age 65 of Farragut, formerly of Kingsport and Maryville, died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends and returned to be with God on Friday, March 14, 2008 after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Betty was a member of First Farragut United Methodist Church, loved to travel, and was a long-time supporter of the University of Tennessee BoostHer Club. GO LADY VOLS! She joined in Heaven her father Dr. Creston H. Barker of Maryville, formerly of Kingsport and her father-in-law and mother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. James W. Litton of Kingsport. Betty is survived by her best friend and husband of 44 years, Jerry L. Litton. Four children and spouses (and nine grandchildren) gave her much joy: Jeff and Sandy Litton (Cameron and Hollie) of Mt. Juliet, TN, Jennifer and Danny Myers (Bryson) of Walland, TN, Gretchen and Major Paul Darling (Jakob, Rachel, Benjamin, and Samuel) of Ft. Richardson, Alaska, and Rebekka and Rev. Paul Longmire (Andrew and Mary) of Hixson, TN. She will also be missed by her mother Mrs. C.H. Barker (Lovie), brother David Barker and sister Kathy Barker Chambers and their spouses as well as numerous loving family members and friends. The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, with a Memorial Celebration led by Rev. Jonathan Jonas to follow at 3 p.m. at First Farragut United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to her church or the Rotary Foundation: Polio Plus c/o Maryville Rotary Club (865-995-9338) where she was a Paul Harris Fellow. The family would like to thank the HOSPICE caregivers of CARIS Healthcare. You are invited to share your thoughts and memories of Betty at her memorial website

Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville TN, Mar 15 2008

Litton, Phyllis Bench Age 69 [b. Jul 30 1938], passed away March 19, 2008 at Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio and Hilton Head, South Carolina. She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania to Rev. John W. Bench and Vera E. (McWatters) Bench who preceded her in death. She graduated from high school in Germantown, Ohio and from Otterbein College and Xavier University. Her professional career was in healthcare financial management at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. She had researched her family history for many years and was a member and volunteer of several genealogy societies. Surviving are her husband, Jan S. Litton [b. Mar 1941], two brothers, Dennis M. Bench of Springboro, Ohio and Douglas W. Bench of McIntosh, Florida, a niece, Deborah Bench Bergwall of Dublin, Ohio; two nephews, John C. Bench of Southwest Harbor, Maine and Jason D. Bench of Tallahassee, Florida, four grandnephews and many friends. Visitation will be held at Arpp & Root Funeral Home, Germantown, Ohio on Saturday March 29, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Graveside services at 12:00 p.m. Sunday March 30, 2008 at Fort Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein College, One Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio 43081. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Middletown Journal, Middletown OH, Mar 26 2008

Margaret Metz Litton, 86, of 13310 Club Road in Hagerstown, Md., went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 21, 2008, at NMS of Hagerstown, surrounded by her daughter Nancy and loving son-in-law Terry, Victoria and Todd.

Born Thursday, Feb. 16, 1922, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Victor Metz and Mary Miller Metz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac B. Litton, in 1984.

She was the former co-owner of Litton's Amoco.

She was a member of John Wesley United Methodist Church, Women's Club and Fountain Head Country Club; and a former member of the Zonta Club, Halfway Homemakers and Beta Sigma Phi.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy L. Gerberich and husband, Terry, of Maugansville, Md.; son, the Rev. Dr. Terry Litton and wife, Marilee, of New Concord, Ohio; five grandchildren, Michelle Betts and husband, Charles, of Massillon, Ohio, Beth Canfield and husband, Brian, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, Amy Burd and husband, Steve, of Cheshue, Conn., Victoria Hockaday and husband, Julius, of Hagerstown, and Todd Gerberich and wife, Crystal, of Hagerstown; six great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Nathan Betts, Emmia and Isaac Canfield, and Darius and Jocelyn Hockaday; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters. She was the last surviving member of her family.

Memorial services will be Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Dr. Terry E. Litton officiating.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Private interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742 or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at

The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown MD, Mar 23 2008

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

Mary Virginia Johnson Lytton, 88, formerly of Nitro, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, in Ozark, Mo., where she had spent the last few years living with her daughter.

Mary was born March 16, 1920, in Jackson County, W.Va., but spent most of her adult life in the Kanawha and Putnam area. She was a full time mother and homemaker. Before moving to Missouri, Mary was for many years a member of the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Nitro, an active member of the Methodist Women's Circle #5, a homeroom mother every year while her children were in school and a Brownie Scout leader. She was one of the founding members of the Nitro Women's Club and active member of the Putnam County Republican Club in the 1960s.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Carroll M. Lytton; her parents, Otis Johnson and Georgia Baker Johnson Hudson; her brothers, Clarence and Carl Johnson; her sisters, Gladys Caplinger, Eulah Baumel and Vera Kelbaugh; and her son-in-law, Louis S. DiCastri.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Nancy Carol and husband, Gus Coats, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Sandra Sue DiCastri of Sarasota, Fla., Mary Katherine and husband, James Roberts, of Ozark, Mo., Wilma Jean and husband, Donald Pitzer, of Nitro; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

A service of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 20th Street, Nitro, with the Rev. Nancy White officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, South Charleston.

Friends may call Friday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cooke Funeral Home Chapel, 2002, 20th Street, Nitro.

Condolences may be sent to the family via our website

Cooke Funeral Home and Crematorium, Nitro, is in charge of arrangements.

Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston WV, Mar 28 2008

[Carroll Mayford Lytton s/o Ellis Bertie (Lytton) Litton s/o Henry Litton s/o Abraham Moses Litton s/o David (Kuper David) Litton s/o Korrin Michael Litton Sr and Agnes Marie Dempsey]

Contributor: Lynn Harkins

Rain McKayla Roark, infant daughter of Darrell and Diana Lytton Roark, of Pulaski, Va., died Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Also surviving are brothers, Dustin and D.J. Roark; grandparents, Oakley and Kathleen Lytton, Steve and Debra Womack, and Donald Lytton and Patricia Lytton; and aunts, Amanda Young and Amy Lytton. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday evening, March 28, 2008, at the Horne Funeral Home, Christiansburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2008, in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Pastor Cameron Mitchell with interment to follow in the Lytton Family Cemetery, Longshop. Online condolences may be sent to

Roanoke Times, Roanoke VA, Mar 28 2008

Earl H. Litten, age 58, passed away Monday, March 31, 2008 at his home in Bristol, Pa. surrounded by his family.

Born [May 2 1949] in Bristol, he was a lifelong resident. Mr. Litten was a 37 year employee of Grahm Packaging in Bristol and was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed camping and the outdoors but most of all loved being with his family.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Reilly Litten; his children, William Landes, Jr. (Victoria) of Levittown, Pa. and Denise Piccolo (Carl Kilgore) of Bristol, Pa.; his mother Pauline Jacobs of Wellsboro, Pa.; his brothers and sisters Barbara DeWitt (Dennis) of Levittown, Pa., Steven Litten (Chris Kline) of Bristol, Pa., John "Jake" Litten of Oakford, Pa., Charlene Creamer (Kenneth) of Mansfield, Pa., Diana Bald (George) of Latrobe, Pa.; his grandchildren Stephanie, Amanda (Mark), and Richard Voroscak and Morgan and Devin Landes; his great grandchildren, Jaime and Jordan Piscopo, Aidan McIlvaine, and Ava Mendez; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend his viewings Thursday, April 3, 2008 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Friday, April 4, 2008 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. at the Molden Funeral Chapel Inc., 133 Otter St., Bristol, Pa. A service will immediately follow at 10:00 a.m. with interment in the Bristol Cemetery.

Bucks County Courier Times, Levittown PA, Apr 2 2008

Inez Joan Lytton Ayers

Clinton -- Mrs. Joan Lytton Ayers, of 113 Finch St. died at her home Saturday, April 5, 2008.

The funeral will be held Monday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Cava officiating. Burial will be in the Clinton Cemetery.

Mrs. Ayers was a native of Princeton, West Virginia [b. abt 1912]. She was the daughter of the late Winton and Mary Virginia Warren Lytton. She was a graduate of Concord State Teacher's College and taught school in Mercer County. She was a former member of the Sampson County Medical Alliance and was a very active member of First Baptist Church. She was a retired school teacher and the widow of Dr. James S. Ayers.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Warren Rose of Clinton; a son Jim and wife, Jennifer Ayers of Winston Salem; three grandchildren, Joel Nicolas Rose, Patrick Salisbury Rose and Megan Elaine Ayers; two nieces, June Auvil Cowan of Georgia and Joyce Lytton Mash of West Virginia and one nephew, Marshall Lytton of Princeton, West Virginia.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 408 College St., Clinton, NC 28328.

The family will receive friends at her residence.

Condolences may be sent through

Sampson Independent, Clinton NC. Apr 6 2008

[Winton Burton (Lytton) Litton s/o Henry T "Clay" Litton s/o James Harvey Litton Jr s/o James Harvey Litton s/o Soloman "Saul" Caleb Litton and Martha Sharp Dunkin]

Marcella Virgie Litton of Potosi, Missouri departed this life on April 21, 2008 at Potosi Manor Nursing Home, having reached the age of eighty-six years, nine months and three days. She was born on July 18, 1921 at Richwoods, Missouri, a daughter of the late Joseph Louis Nickelson and Blanche Cecila Kelso Nickelson.

She was united in marriage to Omar George Litton on April 19, 1939 at Shirley, Missouri and shared over sixty years of marriage with him. Mr. Litton preceded her in death on May 10, 2003. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca Sue Akers and her sister, Betty Joe Gillam.

Those who remain to mourn the passing of her life include her sisters, Ann Hawkins and husband Dave of Cuba, Florence Durham of Florida and Flo Whitiker of St. Peters; nieces; nephews; cousins and many other relatives and friends who will sadly miss her.

Funeral services were conducted on Friday April 25, 2008 at 11 AM at the Britton Chapel, Potosi, Missouri with Mr. Carl Wilson officiating. Serving as pallbearers were George DeDen, Tom Durham, Richard Whitaker, Alan Whitaker, Pam Cuttingham and Ron Woods.

Interment and final prayers were held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Potosi, Missouri. All arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Britton Funeral Home, Potosi, MO.

Contributor: Alan & Tessie Bylund

[Omar George Litton s/o George Washington Litton Jr s/o George Washington Litton s/o Daniel Litton s/o Mr Litton and Sarah. We don't know who Mr Litton is]

Frank Litton, 78, passed away on April 24, 2008 [Austin TX]. He worked 46 years at the Federal Reserve Bank before retiring. Preceded in death by his son Brady Litton. Survived by his wife of 56 years Vera Litton; daughters: Gail Miller and Myra Litton; grandchildren: Wendy, Jason, Geoffrey, and Miami; and five great-grandchildren.

El Paso Times, El Paso TX, Apr 30 2008

[Frank Ray Litton b. Feb 10 1930 s/o Ray O Litton b. abt 1891 KS and Lottie J _____ b. abt 1897 NC]

Donna Gail Lytton
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas on Jul. 30, 1958
Departed on Apr. 24, 2008 and resided in Richland, WA.

Service: Monday, Apr. 28, 2008

Married at the early age of 17, her life started in Ellisford, WA with her sole mate, Steve, then continued until the birth of daughter, Stephanie, in Tonasket, WA. Shortly after, they moved to Chicago, IL where they continued their life for nine beautiful years, then moving to the Tri-Cities in 1989. Donna owned and operated a lawn care business for 12 years. She was the hardest working woman in the Tri-Cities.

Donna lived for her children, everyday, all day. Her grandchildren were the highlight of her life. She was her children's best friend and made sure they all knew how proud of them she was. Donna made people laugh everywhere she went. She was the most giving person we had ever known. She lived everyday for her soul mate, Steve, children and grandchildren. She lived her life everyday to the fullest.

Donna is survived by her husband of 32 years, Steve Lytton [b. Mar 1957]; her children, Brad, Jesse, Amy Lytton and Stephanie Henn; the sparkle of her eyes, 6 1/2 grandchildren; all of her children's spouses; her parents, Earl and Janice Brown; her brother, Randy; sisters, Darla and Debbie; all her cherished nieces and nephews who meant so much; and many friends and people she befriended around the community and everywhere she went.

Our family would like to express our appreciation to ICU, Richland Fire and Ambulance team, Matthew and Susan Ward, Pastor David Parker, and Mason Pickett for all of their support and prayers.

A "Celebration of Life" memorial service will be held Monday, April 28, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Dr., Richland, WA 99354.

A reception for family and friends will be held at the church immediately following the service.

Einan's Funeral Home & Crematorium, Richland WA, no date

Dover -- Nancy K. Tilghman Litton Lane, 73 [b. Nov 1 1934 Lenoir Co NC], of Dover, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2008. She was a life-long member of Southwest Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Berman E. Litton. Survivors include her husband, Robert Lane; daughter Lynn Nieland; sons Lindsay Laws and wife Susan Archer Laws, and Jeff Litton and wife Brenda Litton; grandchildren Christopher Laws, Makenzie Nieland, Casey Litton and Brittany Litton. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2008, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home with the Reverend Wayne Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2008, at Howard-Carter Funeral Home Chapel and other times at the home. Flowers are welcome or memorials contributions may be made to Southwest Christian Church, 890 Neuse Road, Kinston. Funeral arrangements by Howard Carter Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at

Free Press, Kinston NC, May 1 2008

[Berman Eldridge Litton Jr s/o Berman Eldridge 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]

Roberta M. Litten, 69, died Monday, May 19, 2008 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born [May 8 1939] in Watertown, WI, she was a Physical Therapist for P.R.O. She was an active member at Calvary Third United Presbyterian Church, Delta Zeta Sorority and enjoyed bowling and collecting turtle figurines. Survivors include her husband, Billy Litten of Fort Wayne; children, Cynthia E. (Bill Collins) Gannon of Iron Mountain, MI, James Gannon of Annapolis, Maryland, Jack Gannon of Fort Wayne, Lynette (Mike) Borror, Linda (Jim) Guy both of Fort Wayne, Laurie (Matt) Myers of Churubusco, IN; grandchildren, Matthew, Christopher, Katie & Rachel Collins, Justun, Jarrett & Nick Borror, Jenna & Luke, Partin, Hannah, Emily, Sarah & Adam Guy, Heather & Hollie Storms, Evan & Noah Myers; Jessica Gannon; great-grandson, Jevon Walker; sister, Ellen (Lou) Rowland; brother, Bill Rabenhorst of Whitewater, WI; also survived by special friends, Eevi & Henn Laidroo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold & Edith Rabenhorst; brothers, Kenneth & Larry Rabenhorst. Service is 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Third United Presbyterian Church, 4700 S. Anthony Blvd. with calling 1 hour prior. T. Alan Thames officiating. Calling also 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral, 4017 Maplecrest Rd. Burial in Harlan Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to Calvary Third United Presbyterian Church, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605 or Rabenhorst Foundation, 4H Scholarship.

Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne IN, May 20 2008

Brian Tate Litton, 31, died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at his residence [Myrtle Beach SC].

Mr. Litton was born [Aug 9 1977] in Conway, S.C., the son of David Litton and Cathy Weekly. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, W.W. Litton and Herman Lewis.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his stepfather, Mike Weekly; one daughter, Cierra Jo Litton; one brother, Travis Litton; one sister, Tory Litton; two stepbrothers, Michael Weekly Jr. and Greg Weekly; two stepsisters, Jennifer Weekly and Jamie Redlinger; grandparents, Carolyn Litton and Audra Lewis; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, at The Fathers House Church in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Murrells Inlet, S.C.

A guestbook is available at

Memorials may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 107 Westpark Blvd., Suite 150, Columbia, SC 29210.

Charleston Gazette, Charleston WV, May 28 2008

Contributor: Lynn Harkins

[David Litton s/o Winferd Wayne Litton s/o Delmer Litton s/o Benjamin N Litton s/o Abraham Moses Litton s/o David (Kuper David) Litton s/o Korrin Michael Litton Sr and Agnes Marie Dempsey]

Bedford -- Mary Janette Lytton, 91, of Bedford, died at 6:10 p.m. Monday [Jun 2 2008] at StoneBridge Health Campus.

She was born Aug. 17, 1916, in Lawrence County, the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Melinda (Martin) Henderson. She married Lewis G. "Jerry" Lytton on July 23, 1936, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 16 [sic: 18], 2003.

She was a retired ward clerk from Dunn Memorial Hospital in Bedford, and a homemaker.

She was a 1935 graduate of Bedford High School and a member of Hillcrest Christian Church and the Ludean Society.

Survivors include two sons: Lewis Bradley Lytton and wife Hope R. of Peachtree, Ga., and Jeffrey J. Lytton and wife Bernie of Bedford; three grandchildren: Jordan H. Lytton of Prescott, Ariz., Jeffrey S. Lytton and wife Lori of Bedford, and Jonathon J. Lytton and wife Cale of Avon; two great-grandchildren: Brandon S. and Ashley J. Lytton, both of Bedford; and one sister, Rowana M. Harp of Bedford.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Mitchell Cemetery.

There will be no public visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Thornton Memorial Boys Club or Hillcrest Christian Church in memory of Mary Janette Lytton.

Ferguson-Lee Funeral Home in Bedford is in charge of arrangements.

Times-Mail, Bedford IN, Jun 4 2008

[see also obit for husband Gerald Lewis Lytton b. 29 Mar 1915 IN, d. 16 Sep 2003 Bedford IN, s/o Jordon (Jordan) D Lytton b. 05 Jul 1871 IN and m. 26 Dec 1910 Orange Co IN, Pearl E Lewis b. abt 1886 Paoli Twp, Orange Co IN, d/o David N Lewis b. IN and m. 23 Dec 1873 Washington Co IN, Rebecca Ann Martin b. 12 Oct 1851 Vernon Twp, Washington Co IN d. 1933]

Delmer R. Litton age 91, of Ashland died Wednesday June 4, 2008 at Samaritan Regional Health System [Ashland OH]. He was born in Oneida, TN., on June 9, 1916, the son of Sherman and Lilly (Smith) Litton. Mr. Litton lived most all of his life in Ashland County. He retired from U- Brand after over 35 years of service. He enjoyed traveling and dancing. In 1944 He married Virginia Louise (Harper) Litton who preceded him in death in 1986. Survivors include his daughter and son in-law June and Lawrence Dingus of Ashland, 5 grandchildren, 10 great- grandchildren, and 2 great- great- grandchildren. Also surviving are his two sisters Lula Baxter of TX., and Charlotte Litton of FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Ol Litton, and brother Dillard Litton.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday June 6, 2008 at the Heyl Funeral Home with Pastor David Kerner officiating. Burial will follow at Ashland County Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions made be made to the funeral home in Delmer’s name to defray funeral costs.

Heyl Funeral Home, Ashland OH, no date

[s/o Sherman Litton s/o Andrew Jackson Litton s/o Littleton Litton s/o James Taylor Litton s/o John Richard Litton Jr and Rachael McCauley]

Doris May Litten, was born on May 30, 1920, in Sundance, Wyoming to Axel J. and Dorothy Bartholemew Simonsen. She died peacefully on Thursday, June 5, 2008, after a long illness. She was married to William L. Litten for 47 years. Doris lived in Fresno for 57 years and retired from IRS.

She will be missed.

Her husband, parents and her brother, Kenneth Blair, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sister, Margaret Rhoten and her husband Lonnie; children, Nancy Gregory, Linda Marshall and her husband Eugene, William Litten Jr. and his wife Kati, and Kenneth Gregory and his wife June. Grand-children are Robert Marshall, Susan Marshall Aguilar and her husband Mark, Renee Woodworth and her husband John, Sherie Roberts and her husband Mark, William Litten and Catherine Litten, Scott Foth and his wife Debi, Glen Foth and his wife Karen, and Christy Kennedy and her husband Dennis. She had 16 great-grandchildren. The Family is grateful to Linda Dean for the loving care she gave Doris in her last years.

A Graveside Service will be held at Clovis Cemetery on Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at 10:00 a.m.

Remembrances may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032. Boice Funeral Home 308 Pollasky Avenue Clovis, Ca. (559)299-4372.

Fresno Bee, Fresno CA, Jun 10 2008

[William Lyle Litten b. 03 Jun 1923 Kern Co CA, d. 06 Apr 1997 Fresno CA, buried Clovis Cem, Clovis CA, s/o Mae E Coker b. abt 1904 CA and Walter Roy Litten b. 16 May 1899 CA d. 23 Nov 1961 Los Angeles Co CA mother maiden name Devina. Mae d/o George H Coker b. abt 1881 TX and Mamie G _____ b. abt 1884 CA. Walter s/o Albert A Litten b. Oct 1872 NE (parents b. MN) and Annie M ___ b. Jun 1873 IA]


Litten, Doris M. -- Graveside services for Doris M. Litten, 88, of Fresno will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Clovis Cemetery. Mrs. Litten, a tax examiner for the IRS, died Thursday [Jun 5 2008]. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at Boice Funeral Home in Clovis. Remembrances may be sent to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032.

Fresno Bee, Fresno CA, Jun 8 2008

Edinburg -- Geneva Mason Hottinger, 98, died Saturday June 14, 2008, at Life Care Center in New Market.

Born on December 24, 1909, in Rockingham County, Mrs. Hottinger was the daughter of John C. Mason and Emma Smith Mason. She was a member of the Mount Olivet Church of the Brethren and worked at Vetter’s Orchard. She married Maynard Franklin Hottinger on January 22, 1931 [who preceded her in death June 26, 1987]..

Mrs. Hottinger is survived by her daughter, Joan Litten, of Edinburg. Four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and one step great-grandchild survive her, as well.

The family received friends Monday, June 16, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pastors Eric Wetzel and Debbie Harmon conducted the funeral at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Grandle Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hottinger was buried [Tuesday] at Cedar Run Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Daily News-Record, Harrisonburg VA, Jun 19 2008

[daughter Joan Hottinger m. Carroll Eugene "Sweetpea" Litten s/o Mervin Eugene "Stoney" Litten s/o Harvey Monroe Litten s/o John William Litten s/o John Preston Litten s/o Abraham Able (Litten) Litton and Catherine "Polly" Weaver]

Deborah Kay Pickett of Mineral Point, Missouri, departed this life on June 14, 2008 at Potosi, Missouri as the result of a vehicle accident, having reached the age of fifty-one years, one month and fifteen days. She was born on April 30, 1957 at Potosi, Missouri, a daughter of the late Albert Litton and Eunice Dunnigan Litton.

She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She attended the Esther Baptist Church and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those who remain to mourn the passing of her life include her children, Tasha Pickett of Mineral Point, Trenton Pickett, Sr. of Cadet, Tory Pickett of Mineral Point; five sisters, Barbara Skaggs and husband, Dennis of Park Hills, Alberta Dickerson of Park Hills, Rose Mary Cain and husband, David of Salem, Bonnie Allison of Hillsboro, Dixie Whitehead of Blackwell; only aunt, Rose Ann Litton; two grandchildren, Laney Drennen and Trenton "TJ" Pickett, Jr.; nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; cousins and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 2 PM at the Britton Chapel, Potosi, Missouri with Rev. Jonathan Jones officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Trenton Pickett, Sr., Tory Pickett, Albert Courtois, Carl Courtois, David Litton and Donald Richards.

Interment and final prayers were held at Sunset Hill Cemetery. All arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Potosi.

Independent Journal, Potosi MO, Jun 26 2008

[d/o Albert Noah Litton s/o Noah Litton s/o William Michael Litton s/o Daniel Litton and Elizabeth Weaver. Daniel s/o Sarah and Mr Litton. According to the obit of son Patrick, Mr Litton moved his family from VA to Washington Co MO in Sep 1816. Although we do not know who Mr Litton is, he links to Russell Co VA Littons via his grandson Patrick McAnnly "Mack" Litton who m. Stella Leavell the sister of Adelbert D Leavell who m. Hannah Margaret "Eliza" Fugate, the d/o Margaret Melvina Litton and Isaac Beverly Fugate who were b. in Russell Co]

Holly C. Litten, age 51, of Canton, passed away Sunday June 15, 2008 in Mercy Medical Center [Canton OH] following an extended illness. She was born April 19, 1957 in Canton. Holly was a life resident of the Canton area. She is preceded in death by her father, William Fernandez; one sister, Rebecca D. Dadisman. She is survived by her husband, Paul A. Litten [b. Sep 1953] to whom she was married 7 years; two daughters, Beth Harshaberger and Becky Anderson both of Canton; seven grandchildren; her mother, Glenna Fernandez of Canton; two brothers, Perry (Carol) Dadisman, Jimmy Dadisman all of Canton; four sisters, Judy (Cliff) Meek of N. Canton, Carmen Maton of N. Carolina, Brenda (Don) Newcomer of Canton, Anna Mlaiki of Canton; numerous nieces and nephews; She left many wonderful friends; the family wishes to thank her very special friends, Sherrie and Mark Calhoun for their help and love they shared with Holly. Funeral services will be Thursday June 19, 2008 at 10:00am in the Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home on S. Cleveland Ave. with Pastor Henry Dettweiler officiating. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Condolences or fond memories may be shared online at


Please sign the guestbook at

The Independent, Massillon OH, Jun 17 2008

Sandy Hook -- Mrs. Iva Jean Jenkins Johnson Litton, age 67, of Route 1, Sandy Hook, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 25, at the residence of her daughter.

Mrs. Litton was born November 14, 1940, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Ray and Myrtle Crum Jenkins.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Eugene Johnson of twenty-three years and Burl Litton of sixteen years; four brothers, Infant Bobby Ray Jenkins, Chester Conn, Everett Conn and Jake Jenkins; one granddaughter, Jessica Renea Eldridge; two great-granddaughters, Olivia Faith Eldridge and Kayleigh Jean Eldridge.

Jean was saved on December 8, 1966, and was baptized December 11, 1966, serving the Lord for more than forty-one years. She was a member of the Walnut Grove Community Church in Elliott County. Since May 5, 1979, Jean devoted her working career at the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, where she was employed for more than twenty-nine years as a Senior Nursing Assistant and Preceptor. Shortly after her retirement in July 2006, she and best friend Edith McVey chartered a Northwest Tour bus to explore the great west. Her most beloved hobbies included gardening, canning, cooking, the great outdoors, and spending time with her family.

Additional survivors include her only daughter, Patricia Johnson of Morehead; two grandsons and spouse, Jeff Eldridge of Morehead, Nathan and Danni Eldridge of Sandy Hook; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kelsey, and Gracie Eldridge all of Sandy Hook; one brother and sister-in-law, Jesse and Tootsie Jenkins of Elliott County; one sister, Anna Mae Brown of Fairborn, Ohio; she also leaves several nieces, nephews, step children, and step grandchildren along with a host of extended family members, neighbors, and friends who will sadly mourn her passing.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 29, in the chapel of the Waddell and Whitt Funeral Home in Sandy Hook with brother Ricky Lewis and Brother Scott Litton officiating. Burial followed in the Jenkins Cemetery on Johnson Loop Road in Elliott County.

Tony Blankenbeckler, Bryan Jenkins, Jerry Jenkins, Stanley Jenkins, Gary Stevens and Gary Conn served as pallbearers.

Dr. Thomas Fossett, Dr. Adam Conn, Dr. Ed Scott, Dr. David Victor, Dr. Allen Lim, Dr. Kimberly Williams, Evelyn Harris, Lisa Poage, Lula Pecco, Patty Thomas, Jessica Waddell, Joan Wells, Nancy Flippin, Diane Helton, Bonnie Bennett, Lori Gulley, Nancy Maggard, Lanette Winkleman, Marsha Maggard, and all her Guardian Angels on 3rd North served as honorary pallbearers.

The Morehead News, Morehead KY, Jul 11 2008

Helen Litten Burner, 88, of 6056 US Hwy. 211W, Luray, died Sunday [Jun 29 2008].

A graveside service will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Leakesville Cemetery in Luray by Dr. Eddie Walker.

Mrs. Burner was born Aug. 6, 1919, in Shenandoah County, daughter of the late Russell D. and Meda A. Salyards Litten. She was a Protestant and wife of the late Roy "Buck" Capataine Burner.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Louise Turner of Luray, Ruth A. Barkman of Greencastle, Pa., and Dorothy A. McPhilamy of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. 163 Addison Ave

Memorial contributions may be made to Luray Fire Department, 1 Firehouse Lane, Luray 22835; or Luray Rescue Squad, c/o Chester Holsinger, 4 Spring St., Luray 22835.

View this obituary online at

Northern Virginia Daily, Strasburg VA, Jul 1 2008

[d/o Russell David Litten s/o Derrick (Litton) Litten s/o John Preston Litten s/o Abraham Able (Litten) Litton and Catherine "Polly" Weaver]

Nannie May Johnson Stinnette Hudson, 95, of Lynchburg died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at The Carrington. Born in Amherst County on Jan. 14, 1913, she was a daughter of the late Stephen G. Johnson and Laura B. Wright Johnson, and was the widow of Henry W. Hudson.

Mrs. Hudson was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Harold V. Stinnette; infant son, Thomas G. Stinnette; a grandson, Michael Lytton; a beloved son-in-law, Leon Lytton; two brothers, Clyde T. Johnson and Herman G. Johnson; and a sister, Odell J. Ware.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary S. Poston and her husband, Kenneth, of Manassas and Vernelle S. Lytton of Lynchburg; four grandchildren, Deborah Phillips and her husband, John, of Herndon, Stephen Poston and his wife, Emily, of Chicago, Ill., Mark Poston of Manassas and Keith Lytton of Midlothian; four great-granddaughters, Caitlin Phillips, Kristin Phillips, Andrea Phillips and Rachel Lytton; two great-great-grandchildren, Nicole Lytton and Kyler Rogers; and a sister, Ethel J. Burks of Madison Heights.

Nannie May's daughters wish to recognize the Carrington Staff for their dedication to their mother's care.

A celebration of Nannie May's life and faith will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2008, in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery in Amherst County, with the Rev. Dr. Timothy R. Gerde officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Diuguid Funeral Service, Wiggington Chapel, is assisting Nannie May's family.

Lynchburg News Advance, Lynchburg VA, Jul 2 2008

[Mother of Vernelle Stinnette wife of Herman Leon Lytton 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]

Elizabethton -- Ella Lytton, age 91, Hermitage Health Center went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 7, 2008, following an extended illness.

She was a Butler native and a daughter of the late Eugene and Amanda Gregg Ward. Mrs. Lytton was of the Baptist faith and was the owner/operator of Bargain Mart in Valley Forge. She enjoyed singing gospel music and loved to sew, cook and crochet.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lytton was preceded in death by her husband: Elmer Lytton, son: Bobby Ward, sister: Georgia Davis, and three brothers: Rayburn Ward, Floyd Ward and Robert Ward.

Survivors include her twin sister: Della Morgan, Akron OH; her son and daughter-in-law: Beryl and Lena "Tootsie" Ward, Elizabethton; grandchildren: Judy and Gary Hatley, Doug and Annette McCloud, all of Elizabethton, Bobby Ward, Jr., Kentucky, Bill and Sheila Ward, North Dakota, April Lynette and Tony Tunyavongs, California; six great-grandchildren: J.B. Hatley, Brandon McCloud, Emily Ward, Dustin Glover, Delaney and Reilly Ward; and one great-great-grandchild: Anna Grace Hatley. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral service for Mrs. Lytton will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 in the Tetrick Funeral Home Chapel of Peace with Rev. Richard Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel prior to the service. Friends may also call at the residence of Beryl and "Tootsie" Ward at other times.

The graveside service and interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 9 in the Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, TN. Everyone is welcome to meet the family at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gary Hatley, J.B. Hatley, Doug McCloud, Brandon McCloud, Dustin Glover and Glenn Manney.

The family wishes to express special thanks to the Hermitage Health Center nursing staff for the care given to Mrs. Lytton.

Condolences may be sent to the family electronically by visiting and signing the guestbook or by fax to 542-9499.

Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the family. Obituary line: 543-4917. Office: 542-2232

Johnson City Press, Johnson City TN, Jul 8 2008

[married Dec 24 1949 in Carter Co TN, Elmer F Lytton b. Jul 6 1914, d. May 18 1992 Elizabethton TN, buried Mountain Home National Cem, Johnson City TN

Copperas Cove -- Services for Walter Litton, 88, of Copperas Cove, formerly of Ohio, will be at a later date in Ohio.

He died Wednesday, July 16, in a Temple hospital.

He was born Dec. 9, 1919, to Calvin and Nancy Smith Litton in Oneida, Tenn. He served in the U.S. Army and was involved in the Battle of the Bulge. He worked 30 years for LA Pacific as a window maker. He married Ina Mae Whitehare Litton. She preceded him in death.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements.

Temple Daily Telegram, Temple TX, Jul 19 2008

[s/o Calvin Litton s/o John L Litton s/o Littleton Litton s/o James Taylor Litton s/o John Richard Litton Jr and Rachael McCauley]

Vincent S Di Vincenzo
On July 18, 2008, age 84, of Moorestown, NJ.

Mr. Di Vincenzo was an Army Veteran of WW II, past Chief, President and Chaplain of Lenola Fire Company and founding member of the Lenola Emergency Squad, member of Moorestown Fire Company and Emergency Squad, life member of Exempt Fireman's Association, past Commander of the American Legion Post #42 , past 4th Degree and Grand Knight of Maple Shade Counsel #5714, member of the Men's Senior Club of Moorestown and retired as Township Inspector for Moorestown Township.

Vincent was the beloved husband of Elizabeth K. (nee McVeagh) Di Vincenzo, loving father of Barbara Jean (Donald) Letton of Delanco, NJ and Joseph T. Di Vincenzo of Medford, NJ, beloved grandfather of Jessica Letton, Jacky (Patrick) Carey, Debbie Letton, great grandfather of Elijah, Miles, Augustus, brother of Carmella Theurer; also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins and former daughter-in-law Nancy Di Vincenzo.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Vincent's Life Celebration Monday evening from 6 - 9 pm and Tuesday morning from 8:30 - 10 am at Inglesby/ Givnish Of Maple Shade, 600 East Main Street followed by his Funeral Mass Tuesday 10:30 am at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church, 42 West Main Street, Moorestown, NJ. Interment at Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinna-minson, NJ. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to: Lenola Fire Company, 229 North Lenola Road, Moores-town, NJ 08057 would be appreciated.

Courier Post, Cherry Hill NJ, Jul 20 2008

Gregory Len Litten Age 45, passed away 7/22/08. Greg was born 1/15/63. He was a Hemet resident for 14 years. He graduated from Paramount High School in Paramount, CA. Greg was an avid Surfer and sportsman and a good friend to everyone he knew. Greg is survived by his mother, Jean Litten of Hemet, and brother, Jeff Litten of Idyllwild. Valle Vista Assembly of God will be holding a celebration of his life, at his mothers residence at a later date. For info 951-927-7405.

Press-Enterprise, Riverside CA, Jul 26 2008

[b. Los Angeles Co CA, mother's maiden name Cole]

Aileen Litton, a native of the Grand Valley, died July 24 at St. Mary’s after a short bout with pneumonia.

She was born May 4, 1925. She married Tom Litton on June 18, 1945. They were married for 63 years and had two children, Ross of Chicago and Kathie Martsolf of Fruita. She is further survived by five grandchildren.

Aileen was active all her life in musical positions and organizations.

Services will be held at a later date.

Grand Junction Free Press, Grand Junction CO, Jul 28 2008

Martinsburg, W.Va. -- Marna Bea Apple Cokely, 55, of Martinsburg, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.

Born June 5, 1953, in Morgan County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late D.G. Apple Jr. and Mary Ellen Starliper Apple.

She was a graduate of Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) High School.

She was a former bus driver for Berkeley County, W.Va., schools.

She was a member of Foot of the Cross Ministries Church.

She is survived by her companion, Malchi Adkins Jr.; one daughter, Melanie A. White of Martinsburg; one son, Terry C. White of Martinsburg; three sisters, Phyllis Jackson, Donna Jean Decker and Patty Nolan; four brothers, Grafton Apple, Ronald Beddow, Jimmy Beddow and Gary Beddow; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lola Stanley.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Pastor Steven Mohn will officiate. Burial will be held in Snyder's Cemetery in Morgan County.

The family will receive friends today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown MD, Jul 29 2008

[d/o Mary Ellen 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]

Herschel "Ray" Litton, 78, of Clendenin, beloved husband, father, and paw- paw, went home to be with the Lord after his courageous battle with cancer, on Aug. 1, 2008.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty; parents, Herschel Sr., Icy Alice Litton; and six sisters.

He is survived by four children: son, Harold E. Litton and wife, Sue, of Hurricane; daughter, Alice F. Robinson and husband, James, of Clendenin; daughter, Deborah L. Madden and husband, Steven, of Alum Creek; son Timmy R. Litton and wife, Kathy, of Clendenin. He also is survived by 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He devoted his life to loving and caring for his wife and family. In return, he was greatly loved and will be missed deeply.

His funeral service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, with Pastor Tony Truman officiating. Entombment will be in Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, 513 Tennessee Ave., Charleston, is in charge of the arrangements.

Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston WV, Aug 3 2008

Contributor: Lynn Harkins

[Herschel Ray Litton Sr s/o Charles Elliot Litton s/o Alfred Litton s/o David (Kuper David) Litton s/o Korrin Michael Litton Sr and Agnes Marie Dempsey]

Karen Denise Morton, age 48, of Cleveland, OH., died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 in her home. She was born March 16, 1960 in Waynesburg, a daughter of Jack Litten Sr. and the late Geraldine Robish Litten. Mrs. Morton was employed as a textbook project manager at Litten Editing and Production. She was the beloved wife of William Morton; sister of Jack Litten Jr. (Malvine); loving aunt of Audrey and Jack III. Friends and family will be received FROM 5:30-8 P.M. Tuesday in the Tomon & Sons Funeral Home, 4772 Pearl Rd. (N. of Brookpark Rd.), Cleveland, OH 44109. 216-741-6661

Plain Dealer, Cleveland OH, Aug 4 2008

[Jack Litten Sr s/o Harry L Litten s/o Lemuel Harvey Litten s/o John Harvey Litten s/o Daniel Litten s/o Valentine Litton and Rachel Minney]

Litten, Carl A., St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Aug. 4. Husband of Diane (Cason) Litten. Father of Lori Cardinal, Lisa Gates, Carla Harvey, Larry and Todd Litten. Grandfather of 10.

The Criterion, Indianapolis IN, Sep 12 2008

[Carl Andrew Litten b. Nov 24 1932 d. Aug 4 2008 Ellettsville IN]

Litton, Doris Jenell, 72, retired waitress, of Lampasas died Friday. Services 2:30 p.m. today, Apostolic Truth Tabernacle, Lampasas. Burial Senterfitt Cemetery, Lometa. Arrangements by Sneed, Lampasas.

Austin American-Statesman, Austin TX, Aug 10 2008


Doris Jenell Litton [nee Hewett], 72, of Lampasas died Aug. 8, 2008, at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple.

Funeral services were Aug. 10 at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Lampasas, with James Battrell officiating. Burial followed at Senterfitt Cemetery in Lometa.

Mrs. Litton was born Jan. 6, 1936, in Lometa.

She married Whitfield Litton, and he preceded her in death.

Mrs. Litton was a member of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle. She is survived by numerous friends.

Austin American-Statesman, Austin TX, Aug 12 2008

[Whitfield Litton Jr b. Feb 13 1931, d. May 3 2001 Lampasas TX. Whitfield m. Ora Mae Hill (aka Ora Mae Peel) Feb 22 1956, b. abt 1940, div. Nov 15 1974 Travis Co TX. They had Jo Ann Litton b. Apr 20 1963 Travis Co TX, and Winfield Litton b. Sep 11 1966 Travis Co TX. Whitfield m. Barbara C Sanderson Jun 26 1975 Mills Co TX, b. abt 1953, div. Nov 20 1975 San Saba Co TX. Whitfield m. Doris Jenell Hewett Oct 7 1977 Lampasas Co TX. Whitfield Litton Sr b. Sep 11 1889 Letra TX, d. single Feb 1 1965 San Saba Co TX]

Ruth Litton (nee Groves) beloved wife of the late Roy Litton. Loving mother of the late William Carter. Grandmother of David Carter. Dear great-grandma of Bryan (Michelle) Kidwell, Randall Stuerenberg and Christopher Kidwell. Also survived by many other family members and friends. Age 95 yrs. [b. Feb 28 1913, d. Aug 14 2008 Cincinnati OH] Visitation Tuesday from 10am to 11:30am at the Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home 3155 Harrison Ave. (Westwood). Funeral services and burial will be private.

Neidhard Minges Funeral Home, Westwood MA, Aug 17 2008

[Roy L Litton s/o Elijah "Lige" Litton s/o Alvis L Litton s/o Oliver Litton s/o James Taylor Litton s/o John Richard Litton Jr and Rachael McCauley]

Mrs. Cordelia "Dee" Tuggle Davis Litten, 85, of Lynchburg, passed away Fri., Aug. 15, 2008. She was the devoted wife of LeeRoy Herman Litten for 33 years, and the loving daughter of the late Lucille Farley Tuggle and the late Albert Nelson Tuggle.

Mrs. Litten was born in Lynchburg on Jul. 27, 1923, and was preceded in death by her first husband, Andrew Clay Davis, Jr. She was retired from Craddock-Terry Shoe Corp. after 25 years of employment.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by two sons, Andrew Clay Davis "Buster" and wife, Mary, of Lynchburg and Michael Wayne Davis of Calif., two daughters; Norma Jean Davis of Forest and Catherine Ann Davis of Atascadero, Calif.; one sister, Loraine Collins and husband, Bill, of Lynchburg; one brother, James Burton Tuggle and wife, Claudia, of Lynchburg; four step children, LeeRoy H. Litten of Greensboro, N.C., Michael A. Litten of Brandon, Fla., Margo J. Judy of Danville and Arlene "Tinker" D. Burkhardt of Hurt; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; countless friends; and an adored Dachshund named "Ricky."

Dee was a kind, loving and generous wife and mother who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, at Whitten Park Avenue Chapel by the Rev. D. Jack Hamilton. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park.

Family and friends may call from 7 - 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at the funeral home and at other times at the residence, 4509 Brooklawn Circle, Lynchburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers' Foundation, 1022 Commerce St., Lynchburg, VA 24504

Whitten Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Park Avenue Chapel, 434-845-4521 is assisting the family.

To send a condolence online, please visit www.whitttenfuneral

The News & Advance, Lynchburg VA, Aug 17 2008

[LeeRoy Herman Litten s/o Gilbert Russell Litten s/o Rebecca Catherine "Kitty" Litten d/o John Preston Litten s/o Abraham Able (Litten) Litton and Catherine "Polly" Weaver]

Izayah Richard Litton, 8 months old, of Pedro, passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, in King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.

He was born Dec. 19, 2007 in Huntington, W.Va., the son of Shirley Virginia Turvey and Richard M. Litton of Pedro.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Richard Litton; his stepgrandfather, Lonnie Fry; his grandmother, Barbara Keaton; uncles Junior Litton and Charlie Litton; aunt Helen Litton; great-grandfather Gary Keaton; great-grandmother Delle Anderson; great-great-grandparents Hazel Boles and George Boles; and cousins Zachery Keaton and John Blair.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Briahna R. Litton and Latishia N. Graves; his grandfather, Eph E. Turvey of Pedro; grandmothers Billie J. Litton of Ironton and Shirley J. Turvey of Wheelersburg, Ohio; and aunts and uncles Sarah Turvey of Pedro, Debbie Litton and Suzi Potter, both of Wurtland, Ky., Lessann (Turvey) Summer of Ironton, Bill and Lynda Litton of Wurtland and Betty Jo and Mike Keys of Pedro.

Funeral services will be at noon Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home, 509 S. Sixth St., Ironton, Ohio, with Michael Blevins officiating. Burial will be in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

To offer condolences, please visit

Daily Independent, Ashland KY, Aug 23 2008

Carl Edward Litton, 79 [b. Sep 28 1928 Blythville AR], passed away Saturday, August 30, 2008 [Memphis TN]. Visitation will be held Monday, September 1 from 12 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m., both at Family Funeral Care. Carl was born in Blytheville, Arkansas. He leaves behind his wife of over 31 years, Rebecca "Becky" Litton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Litton, a son, Ronald Gregory Litton, two brothers and a sister. He is also survived by two sisters, Nettie Dickerson and Pansy Fitzgerald; children, Carl Litton II, Joe Catanzaro and his wife, Susan, Julie Bailey and her husband, Rick, Chris Kleinrichert and her husband, Steve, Paul Catanzaro and his wife, Ellen and Laurie Shannon and her husband, Jim. He is also survived by 17 wonderful grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Carl grew up in Memphis, graduating from Tech High and Memphis State. As a Marine, he honorably served his country during the Korean War. He began his career as a sales executive with Quaker Oats. Upon leaving Quaker Oats, he earned his Certified Life Underwriter designation and worked for Mutual Benefit Life for many years, where he was recognized with numerous industry accolades and awards. He then opened his own successful independent insurance agency. In his later years, Carl sold his agency and became a successful real estate broker, earning the prestigious award of Lifetime Member of the Memphis Board of Realtors Multi-Million Dollar Club. Carl and Becky were fortunate to travel; domestically, abroad and particularly enjoyed ocean cruising. He also enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Family Funeral Care 901-761-8000

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, Sep 1 2008

[s/o Lucius Alexander Litton b. Feb 8 1888 TN, d. May 15 1944 Memphis TN, buried 19 May 1944 Elmwood Cem, Memphis TN, and Maudie P Lovell b. Apr 27 1892 TN, d. Jun 7 1983 Memphis TN]

Billy B. Litton, 80, of Hurricane passed away Sept. 5, 2008, at Hubbard Hospice House after a short illness.

Bill was a retired carpenter and a member of First Baptist Church of Hurricane.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Cora Litton; brothers, Otmer, Esmond and Ernest; and sisters, Evelyn Litton, Inez Stephenson and Macil Handley.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Miller Litton, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. James McGehee officiating. Burial will follow in Hurricane Town Cemetery on Virginia Avenue.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home, 2837 Main St., Hurricane.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Hurricane or HospiceCare, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston WV, Sep 6 2008

[Billy Burke Litton s/o Oscar Jamison Litton s/o Llewellyn Litton s/o John David Litton s/o David (Kuper David) Litton s/o Korrin Michael Litton Sr and Agnes Marie Dempsey]

Contributor: Lynn Harkins

Dr. Jason Litton, 71 [b. Jan 18 1937], of Monaghan Township, passed away on September 5th [2008] at Holy Spirit Hospital under the care of Hospice of Central Pennsylvania.

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, he graduated from Great Neck (NY) High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College and Doctor of Medicine from the Downstate Medical Center of New York. After completing postgraduate training at the University of Colorado and the Medical College of Wisconsin, and serving in the United States Air Force, he entered orthopedic practice in Harrisburg and Camp Hill from which he retired in January 2007.

Dr. Litton was a member of the Board of Governors of Holy Spirit Hospital as well as president of its medical staff. He also served as president of the Boards of the Harrisburg Symphony and Market Square Concerts, and was a founding member of the Board of Tres Bonne Annee, raising thousands of dollars for the Whitaker Center for the Performing Arts. He was the co-founder of the original West Shore Soccer League which has grown to enrich the lives of thousands of families in Central PA. He was also a regular contributor to The Patriot-News column on wine education.

He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Dr. Linda Taft Litton; their three children, Peter of Chicago, Dr. Ashley L. Faulx of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Jennifer L. Ross of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and three grandchildren. Also surviving him are his mother, Gertrude Litton and his sister, Ms. Helen Greer, both of New York.

Cremation arrangements have been made through Auer Memorial Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Harrisburg.

A service in his honor is scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 11 a.m., at Market Square Church, followed by a reception at the Hilton Hotel and Towers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Market Square Concerts to endow their Summer Concert Series in his honor, P.O. Box 1292, Harrisburg, PA 17108.

Personal pictures, thoughts and memorial donations

Patriot-News, Harrisburg PA, Sep 7 2008

Nacogdoches - Funeral services for Dale Litton will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 25, 2008, at The First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Meredith Wende and the Rev. John Bingham will be officiating.

The interment will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 2008, at Rosewood Park Cemetery in Longview, Texas, under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Dale Litton passed away on Monday, September 22, 2008, after a long illness. He was a resident at Stallings Court at the time of his death.

Dale was born July 15, 1922, in Electra, Texas, to John Henry and Susie Burke Litton. They both preceded him in death.

Dale married Lucy White, who was his first love and best friend. They were married for 62 years. She also preceded him in death.

Dale was in the United States Army, having attained the rank of corporal. He was in the motor division of the Pacific Theater. After leaving the U.S. military, he began a 33-year career with Exxon as a lease gas presser and gauger. Dale was a member of The First United Methodist Church and active in the Open Door Sunday School Class. He was a member of the senior Kiwanis civic club. Dale was a faithful supporter of S.F.A.

Dale is survived by a son, Craig Litton of Longview, Texas; grandson, Jason Litton of Longview, Texas; granddaughter Julie and husband, Darin Williamson of Kilgore, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, Ashlyn and Shawn Williamson of Kilgore.

Memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Hospital, Nacogdoches, TX 75961; Life Care Hospice, 320 N. Street, Ste. 301, Nacogdoches, TX 75961; a department of your choice at S.F.A.; or any charity of your choice.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. this evening, September 24, 2008, at the funeral home.

Dale's service is under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.

Longview News-Journal, Longview TX, Sep 24 2008

[John Henry Litton b. Apr 4 1896 Linn, Osage Co MO, d. Aug 29 1960 Electra, Wichita Co TX, m. Susie Fannie Burke b. 1901 OK, d. 1961 Electra TX. John s/o William Franklin Litton b. Feb 2 1870 Linn MO, d. Sep 17 1947 Electra TX, and m. Dec 27 1892 Linn MO, Pricilla Mantle b. Aug 21 1874 Linn MO, d. Feb 27 1961 Lubbock TX. William s/o Henry Litton b. 1850 MO, and Jane Maria Barnes b. 1855 IL]

Janie Rea Hartline Kapral, 87, of Milford, died Sept. 22 [2008] in her home surrounded by family and friends. She was the wife of the late Andrew Kapral.

Daughter of the late Charlie Andrew and Mary Lytton Hartline, she was born June 11, 1921 in Troutman, N.C.

Before retiring, Mrs. Kapral was employed by Eldorado Tool in the shipping department.

In her spare time, she loved to sew and was an avid reader.

Survivors include her children, Nancy Jane Kapral of Florida, Sandra Jean Besso of Calfornia and Janie Rea Merola and her husband, Al of Milford; grandchildren, Charles Andrew and Alexis Nicole Besso and Paul U. Krentzlin of N.J.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Basil, Clarence, Robert, Albert, Herman, Charles, Frank, Henry and Bill; and sisters, Edith Bost, Merle Barger and Kathrine Burrell.

The Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home, 135 Broad St., Milford, handled arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Center Senior, Ahrens Program, 9 Jepson Drive, Milford, CT 06460. To leave condolences, visit

The Milford Mirror, Shelton CT, Sep 26 2008

Bluefield -- Vivian Floyd Elmore, 92, of 2605 Leandrea Dr., Bluefield, W.Va., died Saturday, September 27, 2008 in a Bluefield hospital. Born September 22, 1916 in Bluefield, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Bill "Pop" Floyd, Jr. and Thelma Honaker Floyd. Mrs. Elmore was a life member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Bluefield and was a graduate of the McClain's Business College. Vivian was also a member of the Evening Primrose Garden Club of Bluefield and was a owner and operator of R and T Electric located in Falls Mills, Va. and operated the Cumberland Mart located in Bluefield, W.Va. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Elmore was preceded in death by her husband: Harry "Tracy" Elmore; a son: James A. "Jim" Broyles, II; a grandchild: Jami Broyles: a great-grandson: Jamie Leigh Broyles; and two sisters: Ruth Lazenby and Margaret McKinney. Survivors include: Two sons: Farley [Kirk] "Bud" Litton, II [b. Jan 1935] and wife Sue of Burlington, N.C., Norman Galyon of Princeton, W.Va.; a stepson: Donald "Don" Elmore and wife Betty of Wytheville, Va.; a sister: Bonnie Pruett and husband Vic of Princeton, W.Va.; nine grandchildren: [Farley] Kirk Litton [b. 1960] and fiancée Janice Hodge of Christiansburg, Va., Eddie Litton and wife Charlotte of Owings, Md., Jimmy Broyles and wife Jessica of Bluefield, Va., Michelle Lee of Augusta, Ga., Joni Bressette and fiancé Chuck Dowell of Bluefield, W.Va., Tammy Fortner and husband Roger of Ekron, Ky., Angel Clemons and husband Mitch of Princeton, W.Va., Danielle Roberts and husband Rob of Richmond, Va., Brandon Elmore and wife Delana who are stationed in Savannah, Ga.; seventeen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, special friends and daughters-n-law; Sandra Ball, Gerri Broyles, and Connie Elmore.

Funeral services for Mrs. Elmore will be conducted Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Mercer Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Homer Stuart officiating. Burial will follow at the Monte Vista Park Cemetery located in Green Valley. Serving the family as pallbearers will be: Jimmy Broyles, Hunter Broyles, Josh Broyles, Kirk Litton, Greg Litton, Eddie Litton, Josh Litton, and Brandon Elmore. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, September 30, 2008 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 401 College Ave., Bluefield, WV 24701.Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting Mercer Funeral Home and Crematory of Bluefield is serving the family of Vivian Elmore.

Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield WV, Sep 29 2008

[Farley Kirk Litton Sr s/o James Myles Litton s/o John Jackson Litton s/o James Fullen Litton s/o John Whitley Litton Sr s/o Soloman "Saul" Caleb Litton and Martha Sharp Dunkin]

William M. Farmer Jr. (Max), born [Apr 16 1921] in Gastonia, North Carolina and passed away on October 2, 2008 [Riverside CA].

A resident of Riverside and Sun City for 40 years. He was a Chief Master Sergeant, Superintendent of Base Fuels, served in the United States Air Force, 1942-1969, awarded a Second Oak Leaf Cluster for Meritorious Service, recognizing his tour of duty at Phan Rang Air Force Base, Vietnam. Following retirement, he worked in private industry and civil service until 1993, at 72 years of age.

Survived by the love of his life, Carol Mollard of Carney, Nebraska; his daughter, Heidi Wills of Riverside; his son, William M. Farmer III of Apple Valley; his granddaughters, Larissa Wills of Riverside, and Andrea and Fransiska Farmer of Apple Valley; his grandson, Michael Farmer of Palm Desert; his brothers Pete, Joe and Tom Farmer of Gastonia, North Carolina; his sisters, Sarah Ellington of Aiken, South Carolina, Barbara Lytton of Saddieville, Kentucky, and Pat Wilson of Gastonia, North Carolina, and three great grandchildren.

Services: Gravesite, Monday, October 13, 2008, at 11:30 a.m., Riverside National Cemetery, Assembly Area #3. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the William M. Farmer, Jr. Scholarship that has been established with the Riverside Community College District Foundation, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506. Preston and Simons Mortuary Funeral Directors (951) 683-7410

Riverside News, Riverside CA, Oct 10 2008

Oscar Marion Litton Jr.

Litton, Jr., Oscar Marion Passed to his Lord on October 3, 2008 [Nashville TN] at the age of 77 [b. Oct 26 1929 Beaver OH]. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary E. Litton; sons, Jay A. (Donna) Litton, Kevin (Sarah) E. Litton; daughter, Janene L. (Jim) Sewell; 8 grandchildren. Memorial services will be on Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 2:30 p.m., at the Brentwood Baptist Church. Visitation will be on Sunday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to or the Brentwood Baptist Church-South Africa Radio Ministry. Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Hwy. 100; (615) 646-9292.

The Tennessean, Nashville TN, Oct 4 2008

[s/o Oscar Marion Litton s/o Thomas Jefferson 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 Wilcoxen]

Graveside services for Mr. William Brodie Crouch, 90, of Searcy, Ark., were to be held at 10 a.m. today, Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at Old Town Cemetery, Haynesville, with Bro. Huey Mayfield officiating. Interment was to follow under the direction of Bailey Mortuary, Springhill.

Mr. Crouch was born Nov. 5, 1917, in Rock Springs, Texas, to Charles D. and Mary Lou McDowell Crouch and passed away Oct. 7, 2008, in Searcy [AR], where he had been a resident for the past six years.

He was a retired Church of Christ minister, being a former minister of North Arkansas Street Church of Christ for 20 years and preached the gospel for more than 60 years. He married Mary Ruth Litton on Oct. 20, 1948, in Washington, D.C.

He is survived by his daughters, Fran Scroggins and husband John of Conway, Ark., and Vickie Walton and husband Jim of Searcy; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Charles Edward Crouch of Jasper, Tenn.

Mr. Crouch is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 55 years, Ruth Crouch, in 2004; son, Byron Glenn Crouch, in 2001; and grandson, James Ryan Walton, in 1981.

Minden Press-Herald, Minden LA, Oct 10 2008

[husband of Mary Ruth Litton d/o Steve Jerome Litton s/o James Knox Polk Litton s/o Myra Litton. Myra daughter or daughter-in-law of Benjamin Litton s/o Thomas Litton and Margaret Whitson]

Donald Roy Litten, 75, passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at Lutheran Hospital, in Fort Wayne. Born [May 25 1933] in Fort Wayne, he was employed with Auburn Gear for 35 years, retiring in 1998 and was a machinist with Dana Corporation, Fort Wayne for six years. He graduated from Central High School and was a member of Moose Lodge, Auburn. Survivors include wife, Goldie B. Litten of Auburn; daughter, Shelly (Yort) Somkit of Corunna; son, Donald G. Litten of Auburn; grandchildren, Malachai Litten of Auburn, Amanda Folder of Corunna and Brittany Jason Myers of Waterloo; step grandsons, Zackery Somkit, Issac Corunna and Duane Hulbert of Waterloo; great-granddaughter, Jaden Myers of Waterloo; brother, Billy W. Litten of Fort Wayne; half brother, Eugene V. Litten of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert E. and Shirl V. Litten. Graveside service is 1 p.m. Monday at Christian Chapel Cemetery of Merriam. Calling is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at McComb, Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home, 502 N. Main St., Auburn. Burial in Christian Chapel Cemetery of Merriam, Merriam. Memorials to donor's choice, Diabetes Association or American Heart Association.

Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne IN, Oct 22 2008

Dale Lloyd Lytton was born May 22, 1924, in St. Charles in Madison County, at his home on Elm Grove Ridge. His parents were Arthur James and Elsie Belle (Grimes) Lytton. He was the youngest of four children: Thelma (1911), Harold (1913) and Wayne (1918). Dale passed away Oct. 24, 2008, at the Clarke County Hospital [Osceola IA] at the age of 84 years.

Dale moved to Truro at age four and lived there for 79 years. He graduated from Truro High School in 1941. At age 17, he was an All-State semi-pro baseball player. He had an opportunity to try out with the St. Louis Cardinal baseball team in 1943 but was taken into Uncle Sam's team and joined the U.S. Navy at age 19. He served 32 months on the U.S.S. San Francisco, a heavy cruiser, in the South Pacific during WWII. He received the Purple Heart Medal for injuries suffered during an air attack by a Japanese aircraft in the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He felt very proud to have served his country in wartime.

Dale played semi-pro American Legion baseball in Des Moines, Linden, Adel, Creston, Indianola and Truro. He also played night baseball with these same teams. He was an exceptional fielder and hitter. He was selected on the All-State Semi-Pro team in 1948. He played baseball several years at Bob Feller's homecoming games in Van Meter.

He drove his brother, Harold's, livestock truck for two years. In 1946, he entered the oil station business (DX) in a new building in Truro. He fixed truck, tractor and car tires and serviced vehicles in the area while operating this station for six years. He drove a Truro School bus five years and was a substitute rural mail carrier for six years.

He served on the Truro Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years as Assistant Fire Chief. He was elected to the Truro City Council (1947-57). While on the council with four other members and clerk, Truro got their first black-top streets, new street lights, two new fire stations, and a new modern fire truck. The first new city water system and fire hydrants were installed through the town. Dale installed the city water lines and service to 125 homes and businesses in Truro. He maintained them for over 25 years. He also maintained the pumps and lines for the town's two pumps and two city wells.

He sold the DX Oil Station in 1952 and entered the LP gas business. He sold over 1500 LP gas cylinders (100#) the first year.

In 1948-51, he owned a half interest in a corn shelling business with best friend Fred Reed Jr. shelling and delivering government corn from farms in the area. In 1952, he opened a hardware business until 1985 adding plumbing, heating, cooling service and sales. He operated a backhoe and trenching business from 1955-2003. He opened Truro's first self-service coin operated laundromat in 1963-2001 and their first self service coin-operated car wash in 1964-2003. In 1975, he installed sewer service to 115 homes and businesses when the city sewer system was begun. His two wives and all five children helped in the family business, becoming very good plumbers, fixers and "go-fors".

During his growing up years (5-16), he became an avid hunter and trapper around Truro, raising and hunting with hounds, catching squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, deer and turkey. He continued this interest into his retirement years.

Dale owned one of the first shares in the Truro Community Developers, Inc. in 1957. He served on the board and was manager and maintenance man for the three senior citizen apartment buildings for 33 years. In 1984-87, he was the City Park Commissioner at which time he organized a horseshoe pitching league consisting of 16 men who pitched horseshoes two times a week during the summer for entertainment and fellowship. He was an Ohio Township Trustee for 13 years, caring for the three Truro cemeteries. He opened the graves for those three and Ebenezer Cemetery for 30 years. He served on the Truro Grocery, Inc. board and owned original shares from its start, helping to construct the store. He was a charter member of the Truro Lions Club in 1972 and a member until the 1990's.

Dale enjoyed bowling in several leagues at the Osceola Playland Lanes and the WinBowl at Winterset for 20 years (1960-1980's). In the 1980's, he enjoyed the hobby of beekeeping for a few years. He managed little league teams and attended games for all of his five children.

He was a member of the Truro Christian Church and the Peru United Methodist Church while living in Truro, serving on the boards and helping with various construction projects in both churches.

Dale married Gertrude Johnson in 1946-71. Four children blessed their home: Gary, Robert, Dennis and Crystal. He married Jeri Sutton in 1972, and they were the parents of a son, Russell. Dale was very proud of all of his children and their accomplishments. He enjoyed being a grandpa, watching grandchildren grow and learn, especially any athletic activities.

In 2003, Dale left his "roots" and moved to Osceola to enjoy his retirement years. At his home, he enjoyed watching the traffic on Highway 34 and the train traffic on the railroad just north of the highway and afternoon coffee time with the fellows in Osceola. He joined the American Legion Davis-Pence Post #69 and enjoyed the monthly meetings with fellow veterans.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Gertrude; his parents, Arthur & Elsie; his brothers, Harold and Wayne; sister, Thelma Porter; step-granddaughter, Amy Peckler Hohenshell; nephews, Dennis and Kenneth Porter.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jeri Lytton of Osceola; sons, Gary (Janet) Lytton of Shelton, Neb., Robert (Shari) Lytton of Ankeny, Dennis (Brenda) Lytton of Winterset, Russell (Lisa) Lytton of Davenport; daughter, Crystal (Vince) Proudfoot of St. Charles; grandchildren, Tessa and Jordan Lytton and Cheyenne and Caitlin Proudfoot; step-grandchildren, Gordon Collicott and Melissa Turner, Heidi Stolp and Mindy LeFurge, Terra Parkes and Jace Dahlgren; step-great-grandchildren, David, Angela and Issa Collicott, Charlotte and Lillian Turner, Dylan and Hannah Stolp, Ilyssa and Nicholas McIntosh, Kaley, Logen, Lucas and River Hohenshell; nephew, Jan Lytton; nieces, Karen Lytton and Janet Smedstad and his dog Daisy.

Through the years Dale had many good times and special memories of his Truro Businessmen associates, "Spike" Baughman and the Barbershop gang, hunting buddies, former customers and employees, friends, and neighbors.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 27 at the Peru United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kevin Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Madison County.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Central Iowa - Osceola.

Osceola Sentinel-Tribune, Osceola IA, Oct 30 2008

]s/o Dale Lloyd Lytton s/o Arthur James Litton s/o Douglas Arnold Litton s/o Nelson Litton s/o Essrom (Ezram) (Ishram) (Litten) Litton s/o Thomas Litton and Margaret Whitson]

Contributor: Robert Dale Lytton

James Edward Lytton Sr

James Edward (Jimmy) Lytton Sr., 59, of 164 Archway Lane, Radford, died early Saturday morning, November 8, 2008, at his home. He was born in Montgomery County, Va., on January 4, 1949, and was the son of the late James Lytton. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Timothy Lytton. He attended the Belview United Methodist Church, Radford. Surviving are his wife, Cathy Lytton; sons, Jim Lytton and fiancée, Melissa Smith, Jason Lytton and wife, Ericka, Josh Lytton and fiancée, Audrey Browning; grandchildren, Serena, Gavin and Ethan Lytton; mother, Sue Lytton; brothers and spouses, Donnie and Patty Lytton, Bobby and Connie Lytton, Todd Lytton; sisters and spouses, Brenda and Mike Robertson, Jean and Carlos Taylor, Barbara and Tim Kiser. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Belview United Methodist Church, 3619 Onyx Drive, Radford, with the Rev. Everett Shepherd officiating. Burial will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. Visiting was held Monday evening from the church where the family received friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.

Roanoke Times, Roanoke VA, Nov 11 2008

William Edward Litton

William "Bill" Edward Litton of West Liberty, KY, passed away Monday, November 10, 2008, at the Wolfe County Health Care Center, Campton, KY, at the age of 81 years, 2 months, and 7 days. He was born on Saturday, September 3, 1927 in Louisville, KY, a son of the late Rufus Litton and Minnie Reynolds Litton McIntire.

Bill was united in marriage to Vanessa Minnix. This union was blessed with two daughters, Denise and Randa. He was a retired salesman for B.F. Goodwrench. He served his country during WW II and the Korean War in the United States Army and United States Air Force. He was a Christian and a member of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step father, Harrison McIntire; and one brother, Rufus Litton.

He is survived by his loving wife, Vanessa Litton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Sidney Moore of Morehead, KY and Randa and Marvin Patrick of West Liberty, KY; four grandchildren, Jamie Phipps and Lydia Holbrook, Gina Phipps Vance and husband Brian, Bentley Patrick, and Brooke Patrick; one brother, Clarence Litton of Simpsonville, KY; two sisters, Christine Tapp and husband George of Shelbyville, KY and Katherine Gaines of Eastwood, KY; one sister-in-law, Nadine Minnix of White Oak, KY; and three nieces and three nephews.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 13, 2008, at the White Oak Christian Church, with Rev. Mark Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the G.B. Allen Cemetery, White Oak, KY, with the Morgan County DAV to conduct Military Rites. Visitation 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at the Potter Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Jamie Phipps, Bentley Patrick, Brian Vance, Randy Williams, Gary Tapp, Doug Tapp, Tommy Phipps, and Morris Patrick.

Memorials suggested to: G.B. Allen Cemetery, White Oak, KY or Emmanuel Baptist Church Building Fund, HC 62 Box 227, Salyersville, KY 41465.

Potter Funeral Home, West Liberty KY, no date

[s/o Rufus J Litton s/o Freeman Marion Litton s/o Oliver Litton s/o James Taylor Litton s/o John Richard Litton Jr and Rachael McCauley]

Floy Nevlee Litton, age 96, of Belle, passed away Thursday morning, November 13 2008, at the Frene Valley Health Care Center in Owensville. Floy was born July 30, 1912, at Cooper Hill. She is the daughter of the late Millard and Etta Jett Hassler. Floy was united in marriage to Paul Litton March 19, 1932, and from that union seven children were born. Floy was a prominent member of the College Hill Baptist Church for over 80 years. Floy's loving and caring spirit touched many lives during her lifetime. She embodied the very ideal of Christian love and compassion. Her helping nature led her to work with the Green Thumb Project for seniors (in her own retirement) for 10 years. On April 20, 2002, at the young age of 90, she finally retired from the City of Belle after 12 years of service. She had also worked for many years at the International Shoe Company in Belle. An inspiration to everyone, judging no one, and loving her family and friends dearly, she will be missed by all. Surviving Floy are four children, Evelyn and husband Harold Smith, Franklin (Clifford) and wife Leona Litton, Venita and husband Winfred Elrod, and Arnold Lee and wife Donna Litton. There are 24 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren; and an amazing 15 great-great-grand children. Also surviving are two sisters, Dorothy Bacon of Taos and Lucy Ford of Linn. Preceding Floy in death are her husband, Paul; beloved son, Elmer; beloved daughter, Rita; an infant daughter, Marie; three brothers, Buel (Bill), Carl (Short), and Francis (Pat); and three sisters, Zoa, Coy, and Mina. Services for Floy will be held Monday, Nov. 17, at 11:00 a.m. from the College Hill Baptist Church north of Belle. Interment will be in the College Hill Cemetery. Visitation for Floy will be held Sunday evening beginning at 4:00 p.m. from the Sassmann Chapel in Belle.

Jefferson City News Tribune, Jefferson City MO, Nov 16 2008

[wife of Paul Franklin Litton b. Jan 3 1911 d. Jan 9 1957]

George Bruce Lytton

George Lytton passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 [Tallmadge OH, b. Jun 1 1939 OH].

He retired from Goodyear in 1996 after 26 years of service. George loved animals, race cars, scuba diving, photography, music, computers, spending time with his family, and also friends on Kelley's Island.

Preceded in death by his parents, James and Maude Lytton; brother, Harry; and sister, Frances; he is survived by his wife, Lois, of 41 years; five children, Rudy Calderone, Debbie (Tim) Anderson, Geri Calderone, Steven Calderone and Dean Lytton; grandchildren, Cam (Brian) Jellison, Mindy Calderone, Jeremy (Brieanna) Tenney, Brooke Lytton and Brittany Lytton; three great-grandchildren, Raymond, Cheyenne and Kylee; four stepgrandchildren, Kristen, Matt, Mike and Alexis Anderson.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Adams Mason Memorial Chapel, 791 E. Market Street, Akron, Ohio, with Pastor Bill Michaels officiating. Calling hours will be today, 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. (Adams Mason Funeral Home and Crematory, 330-535-9186)

Akron Beacon Journal, Akron OH, Nov 21 2008

[s/o James Orace Lytton s/o George Washington (Lytton) Litton s/o Alfred Litton s/o David (Kuper David) Litton s/o Korrin Michael Litton and Agnes Marie Dempsey]

Teresa Lynn Johnson Litton, 52, of Charleston passed away November 26, 2008 at her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald W. and Nina Johnson; and one brother, Larry Johnson.

Surviving her are son, Darren Litton; daughters, Elizabeth Dawson and Jennifer Litton; one brother, Gerald Johnson; and ten grandchildren.

A graveside service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2008, at Springhill Cemetery with the Rev. William K. Berry officiating.

The family will accept memorial e-mail condolences at

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Litton family.

Charleston Gazette, Charleston WV, Nov 30 2008

Berkeley Springs, W.Va. -- Oleta Mae Cain, 76, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at her home.

Born Feb. 24, 1932, in Cherry Run, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Marshall F. and Margie Lee Litten Starliper.

She attended Cherry Run School.

She had worked as a seamstress supervisor for Jacobs Brothers in Hancock.

She was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Spohrs Crossroads, W.Va., where she was a member of the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Gardner Isaac "Junior" Cain Jr.; one daughter, Edna E. Widmeyer of Berkeley Springs; one son, Roger A. Cain of Berkeley Springs; one sister, Dorothy Stuckey of Martinsburg, W.Va.; five grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by seven sisters, Betty Silver, Sarah Clark, Mary Apple, Violet Householder, Mattie Bohrer, Nancy Weicht and Jean Hoover; and three brothers, Harry Starliper, Marshall Starliper and Billy Seckman.

Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Spohrs Crossroads. The Revs. Daniel Montague and Kathy Spitzer will officiate. Burial will be in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, which will open at 11 a.m. Visitation also will be Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Herald-Mail, Hagerstown MD, Dec 3 2008

[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]

Patti S. Buchanan

Buchanan, Patti S. -- age 74 [b. Oct 29 1934], of Knoxville passed away Tuesday December 2nd, 2008 at her home. Patti was preceded in death by parents, Louis and Burns Schelland; former husband, Charles L. Buchanan III; and grandson, Martin Beiser Hogan. She is survived by: her children, Deborah Hogan and husband Howard, Kim Litton MacDonald and husband Jeff, Monica DeVore, Laura Buchanan, Stephanie Ewers and husband Brian, Chad Buchanan and fiancée Wendy Cruz; grandchildren, Michael Hogan, Katie Hogan, Erik Litton and wife Jamie, Ashley Litton Lyons and husband James, Elizabeth Litton Smith and husband Dylan, Aaron MacDonald, Alex MacDonald, Drew MacDonald, Nicholas DeVore, Elliott DeVore, Isaac Ewers, Lily Ewers, Nathan Buchanan, Isabella Cruz-O'Toole; great grandchildren, Gracie Baker-Hogan, Kai Litton; sisters, Grace Lee Binkley and family, Norma Gregory and family, Margie Fuqua and family. A Christian wake service will be held at 8:00 PM Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with Monsignor Xavier Mankel officiating. Family and friends will meet at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery 12:45 PM Saturday for interment at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Interfaith Health Clinic, 315 Gill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917 or to St. Mary's Neo-Natal Intensive Care, 900 E. Oak Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Friday at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville TN, Dec 4 2008

Conover -- Robert Lee Litton, 50 [b. May 17 1958], of Newton, died Dec. 10, 2008, at his residence [Newton NC]. Any family of Robert Litton, is asked to call Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover. (828) 464-3031. Arrangements are incomplete at Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.

Hickory Daily Record, Hickory NC, Dec 18 2008

Marion, Va. -- Irene L. Snyder, age 90, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at her home. Mrs. Snyder was born [Nov 20 1918] in Montgomery County, Va., to the late Ervan and Mae Lytton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy G. Snyder; a son, Glenn R. Snyder; a sister, Virgie Freed; and five brothers, Lake, Nelson, Oakley, Elmer and Fred Lytton.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Ann Snyder, Marion; a granddaughter, Julie Snyder, Kentucky; a grandson, Michael Snyder and wife Michelle, Marion; a great-granddaughter, Haley Snyder; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Lindsey and Hunter Hayden; and three sisters, Lettie Kitts, Blacksburg, Va., Edythe Vores, Richmond, Va., and Verna Mae Johnson, Smithfield, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at the Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Mike Sage officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Carmel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or the Tri- State Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 888, Bristol, TN 37621. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

Bradley's Funeral Home of Marion is serving the Snyder family.

Bristol Herald Courier, Johnson City TN, Dec 16 2008

[see also obits for Maude Songer Lytton d. Jun 11 2007 wife of Oakley M Lytton Sr, and Emmett Lake Lytton d. Nov 10 2002, sons of Ervin Oakley Lytton b. Sep 21 1879 d. Mar 5 1929 s/o Thomas Litton b. 1825 and Nancy.]

Michael Joseph Litton, 35, died Saturday [Dec 20 2008] in Hager Hill [KY].

Mr. Litton was born June 28, 1973 [Pike Co KY].

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville. Burial will follow in Apple Orchard Cemetery in Pike County.

Daily Independent, Ashland KY, December 23, 2008

[s/o Donald Litton b. Apr 22 1945 Johnson Co KY d. Mar 28 2003 Meally KY (see obit), and Joyce R Lowe. Donald s/o William H Litton, and Georgia Gillespie b. Apr 9 1906 d. Jan 1977 Meally KY]


Paintsville -- Michael Litton, 35, of Hager Hill, son of Joyce Litton, died Sat. Funeral 1pm Tue, Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visit after 9am Tue.

Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington KY, Dec 23 2008

Virgie Bledsoe

Bledsoe, Virgie -- Age 89, a long-time resident of Brookville, passed away, Saturday, December 20, 2008 at The Oaks of West Kettering. She was born in Scott County, VA on June 12, 1919. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Johnie Bledsoe, parents Samuel M. Vaughn & Bessie (Reynolds) Vaughn; sisters Maude Newton & Ethel Skaggs, brother Milo T. Vaughn, & sons-in-law Lawrence Gibson & Robert Blakeley. She is survived by her daughters Opal M. Gibson, Velda (David) Baker, Jewel Blakeley, & Elizabeth Bledsoe. She was a beloved grandma and "Mimie" to Lori (Doug) Gilbert, Lisa (Brad) Blankenship, Nathaniel Sybenga, Amy Sybenga, Emma Sybenga & Jeremiah Fisher; a great-grandmother to Trenton Gilbert, Dylan Gilbert, Bryant Eaton, Lily Blankenship, & Tristan Blankenship; brothers Sam Mart Vaughn & Billy Vaughn; sisters Nelle Hawkins, Rosalee Fannon, Stella Litton, Hazel Collier, & Jeanette Crenshaw. Virgie accepted Christ at an early age and lived her faith daily. Services will be held 11AM, Sat. Dec. 27 at Red Hill Memorial Church, Duffield, VA Burial to follow at Bledsoe Cemetery, Canton, VA. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at Church. If desired, donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Miami Valley Chapter 3797 Summit Glen Dr. G100, Dayton, OH 45449, or the Dayton Right to Life, 425 N. Findlay St, Dayton, OH 45404. Local arrangements by Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home, 950 Albert Rd., Brookville.

Dayton Daily News, Dayton OH, Dec 24 2008

[sister Stella Vaughn wife of Bradley Tyler Litton s/o James Duff Litton s/o Andrew Jackson P Litton s/o Alexander Duncan Litton s/o Soloman "Saul" Caleb Litton and Martha Sharp Dunkin]

Mildred Kathryn Tomlinson Litton [d. Dec 25 2008 Chillicothe MO] was born on February 22, 1910 in Daviess County to Leonidas (Lon) Tomlinson and Cora Ethel Youtsey Tomlinson; the fourth of six children. Mildred attended school at Carlow and then Lock Springs, where she graduated with the class of 1928. During her high school years she met a young Davies County man named Charley Oscar Litton. They were married in Hiawatha, Kansas on March 30, 1929.

They began their married life in Kansas City, where Charley worked as a bookkeeper and stenographer for an automobile agency. With their roots in farming, they were glad to return to the Lock Springs area when Charley was given the chance to farm part of the acreage on his family’s former home. An accident with a gravel truck put an end to Charley’s farming and left him an invalid. They moved to a small house on the farm owned by Mildred’s father, and for the next several years Mildred supported them by milking eleven cows and selling eggs from her chickens. During the winter months she trapped and sold furs.

Charley eventually recovered and they resumed farming. In 1937 their son, Jerry Lon Litton, was born in that small farmhouse. The following year they were able to again take possession of the Litton farm and took over the 500 acres and a large house that was badly in need of repair. Over the next four years they worked hard to farm the land and renovate the old farmhouse, only to watch it burn to the ground in 1942. Mildred worked hard during those farm years -- milking cows, driving a tractor and lending a hand wherever needed. Her greatest joy during that time lay in the raising of their remarkable son. They instilled in him their own beliefs in hard work, honesty and caring for others.

Jerry joined early in the farming operation, and when he graduated from College in 1961 he and his young bride, Sharon Summerville Litton returned to join as partners with Charley and Mildred in a new venture. The Litton Charolais Ranch was established in Chillicothe and Mildred's new life began. The first years were filled with hard work as they struggled to make a name for themselves and for their cattle. Mildred’s roles included cooking meals for prospective buyers, helping in the ranch office, caring for the two grandchildren who made a welcome appearance in the family, and traveling with Charley on the show circuit, where the big white cattle made a national and international reputation for the Litton name.

The grandchildren, Linda Lorraine and Scott Stuart became Mildred’s new joy in life. She enjoyed many hours with them and joined them in fishing, playing games, and riding their mini Honda motorcycles over the ranch acreage.

In 1972 Jerry decided to enter the political arena and announced his candidacy for U.S. Congressman from Missouri’s Sixth District. Once again Mildred’s life underwent a change. She was introduced to the art of campaigning, entertaining politicians and attending fundraisers and coffees for the candidates. She and her good friend, Maxine Lamb, stuffed thousands of envelopes, delivered campaign material, posted information in card files, and copied hundreds of names and addresses. Ed Turner, Jerry’s campaign manager, jokingly called them his “Girlie One and Girlie Two”’ and said they could always be counted on to come through when there was work that needed to be done. Their efforts, along with the help of many others, culminated in Jerry being elected in 1972 and re-elected in 1974.

In 1976 Mildred and Charley lost their son and his entire family in a tragic plane crash. Jerry had just won the primary race as democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate. Mildred’s life was shattered, and Charley became her lifeline, as he struggled to care for them both. Charley established the Jerry Litton Family Memorial Foundation and began a program of extending help to the community and particularly to the Chillicothe R-II School District. He also became interested in having a biography written about their son, and he was able to persuade Mildred to help. She drew on her inner strength and began the process of returning to a normal life. She told many stories of Jerry’s life and history, taped many memories, and helped Charley proof read the chapters as they were written by a long time friend and ranch employee, Bonnie Mitchell.

In 1980 Charley lost his battle with cancer, Mildred was left alone. Once again she faced a devastating loss, but she immediately assumed the reins of the Litton Foundation and completed the effort begun by Charley to build a lasting memorial for Jerry, which culminated in the Jerry Litton Visitors Center at Smithville Lake. She then enrolled the Litton Foundation in a project to build the Litton Agri Science Learning Center for the FFA program in Chillicothe. That was followed by continued building at the learning center, assisting with the Jenkins Expo Building project and improvements for the Livingston County Fair facilities. Mildred’s heart had always been with the FFA program, from Jerry’s first years as a member and officer, Charley’s award of honorary American Farmer Degree, and her own certificate of appreciation, to the present day projects at the Learning Center.

She was a generous donor to many other projects, including the Green Hills Golf Course, Livingston County 4-H Foundation, Chillicothe YMCA, the Alpha Gamma Rho house at Missouri University in Columbia and scholarships to Chillicothe High School and the University of Missouri. In 2007 she was one of the first recipients of the Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mildred was a member of the Gallatin Presbyterian Church where she was a faithful attendee until confined to her home by ill health. Her faith was a great strength and support throughout her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Brothers Keith Tomlinson and Kenneth Tomlinson, Sisters Margaret Tomlinson, Winnie Hampton and Doris Webster, Husband Charley, Son Jerry, Daughter in law Sharon and grandchildren Linda and Scott. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and families, including Chillicothe residents Debbie and Lyle Jenkins and Pat and Jim Gates and Family. She is also survived by many Litton relatives who have always claimed her as their own “Aunt Mildred”. Nearby relatives include Victor and Mildred Litton and Jane and Fred Sweany, all of Lock Springs.

Funeral services will be held at United Methodist Church Chillicothe, Missouri at 10:30 am on Tuesday December 30, 2008. There will be a family visitation on Monday December 29th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Lindley Funeral Home Chillicothe, Missouri. Friends may call on Monday December 29, 2008 at the funeral home from 12 noon until 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerry Litton Family Memorial Foundation those may be left at the funeral home or mailed to Lindley funeral Home P.O. Box 47 Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens Chillicothe, Missouri. Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home Chillicothe, Missouri.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.

Constitution-Tribune, Chillicothe MO, Dec 26 2008

[wife of Charles Oscar "Charley" 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]

Joyce Tackett Lytton, 74, of Kanawha City, passed away on Friday, December 26, 2008, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston [WV].

She was born [Apr 1934] in Sophie, Kentucky, and was a daughter of the late Walter G.. and Grace Tackett.

She lived her life in the Kanawha Valley.

She was a 1953 graduate of East Bank High School and was also active in Democratic politics in Kanawha County throughout her life.

She leaves behind her son, J.B. Willis and his wife, Rebecca, of Kanawha City; grandsons, James and Robert Willis; great-granddaughter, Alyssa Grace Willis; sisters, Jewell Holbrook and Glenna Cloonan; and two brothers, Dick and Larry Tackett.

A memorial celebration of Joyce's life will be 3 p.m. Sunday, December 28, at Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Tackett Cemetery, Grahn, Ky.

Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kennawa Drive, Charleston, WV 25311.

Condolences may be sent at

Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Charleston Gazette, Charleston WV, Dec 28 2008

[wife of Walter Milam Lytton s/o William Everett Lytton s/o George Washington (Lytton) Litton s/o Alfred Litton s/o David (Kuper David) Litton s/o Korrin Michael Litton Sr and Agnes Marie Dempsey]

Contributor: Lynn Harkins

Joseph Watson Fox (Coach Fox), 72 [b. Jan 1936] of Eleanor [WV] went to be with his Lord and Saviour when he died unexpectedly at home on December 30, 2008.

Joe was the son of the late Lydia Belle Chandler Fox Cash.

He was a devoted husband to his wife of 52 years, Helen Delores Shank Fox, and supportive and loving father to his two daughters, Debra Kay and husband, Bruce Shutts, of Red House and Terry Lynn Angle and husband, Larry, of Eleanor.

He was the proud grandfather of three, Joseph E. Herdman and Kelly Jo of Eleanor, Miranda K. of Red House and Andrew Angle of Eleanor. He was a doting great-grandfather to Emmy Jo Herdman of Eleanor.

He also held a special place in his heart for his “special children”, Kenny Allison, Jackie Nunley, Jody Kaiser, Denise Goddard and Lisa Warner.

Joe retired from Union Carbide and was employed at Rippling Water Church of God Campgrounds in Romance. He was a supporter of WVU, George Washington Middle School and Buffalo High School sports programs and our local youth.

He coached basketball, softball, baseball and volleyball and assisted with football and track. He coached in North Putnam Little, Big and Senior Leagues and Pee Wee League baseball as well as other independent leagues. He coached at GW Elementary and Middle School, and Buffalo High. He coached a total of 48 years and loved every minute of it and every child involved in it.

He was a former volunteer firefighter and town councilman in Eleanor.

Joe is survived by sisters, Margaret Nunley of Charleston, Mary Lytton of Eleanor, and Laura Dent of South Charleston, and brother, John Fox of Seattle, Wash.

He was preceded in death by one brother, William Fox, and sister, Ruth Johns.

A tribute to the life of Joe Fox will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2008, at Winfield Baptist Church with Pastor David Johns, his nephew, officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to GW Middle School, Girls Basketball Program, PO Box 660, Eleanor, WV 25070.

Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is serving the Fox family.

Condolences may be sent by visiting

Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston WV, Jan 2 2009

Contributor: Lynn Harkins

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