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Roy Ross, 76, of Happy Hollow Road, Piketon, died Monday at his residence.

He was born March 14, 1922, in Kenova, W. Va., the son of the late Oscar and Lona (Patrick) Ross. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Aaron Daniel Ross, who died in September 1994.

He was a retired Pike County Sheriff and a member of Happy Hollow Church of Christ and a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mazel (Adkins) Ross; five sons, Charles, Roger, Howard and Blaine, all of Piketon and Galen Ross of Beaver, one daughter, Cheryl Cox of Beaver, one brother, Charles Ross of Chillicothe; three sisters, Louise Salyer, Rosalie Harris, both of Piketon, and Elnora Pinney of McArthur, 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be noon Friday at the Waverly Church of Christ, James Road, Waverly with Elder Emual Adkins and Danny Wooten officiating. Burial will following in Mound Cemetery, at Piketon.

Visitation will be 4 pm until 8 pm Thursday at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.

Waverly Newspaper
November 9, 1998


He was the son of Anthony & Catherine (KLINE) BRUST and born at Beaver, Pike County, Ohio, July 1, 1847, and departed this life February 3, 1935, at the age of 87 years, 7 months and 2 days.  He was married to Elizabeth HAMMEN, February 28, 1871.  Their journey through life together was 64 years of happiness, and working shoulder to shoulder, each sharing the joys and sorrow of the other.  This union were born nine children, four of who have preceded him to the Great Beyond.  Those left to mourn their loss are his beloved wife and five children: Mrs. John LILLICH, of Waverly; Mrs. Charles HAWK, of New Holland; George and Lewis of Oklahoma City, and Charles of Omaha, Nebraska; sixteen grand-children, and five great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Louisa Hines, of Enon, and a host of relatives and friends.

He is buried  in the Hamman Cemetery, Seal Township, Pike County, Ohio.

Items submitted by Mrs. Donahoe's Scrapbook
PCOGS Newsletter Book - June 1976


BRUST, ELIZABETH (HAMMAN),   daughter of George & Helena HAMMAN, was born October 17, 1850, in Pike County, Ohio, and departed from this life, February 16, 1935, at the age of 84 years and 4 months.  Her husband preceded her only thirteen days, they having lived 64 years together.

She is buried in the Hamman Cemetery, Seal Township, Pike County, Ohio.

Items submitted by Mrs. Donahoe's Scrapbook
PCOGS Newsletter Book - June 1976


ROSE,  John W. 

In the early dawn of the Sabbath morning, August 17, 1924, the gates of Heaven swung open to admit another of earth's pilgrims to Eternal Day.  After three months of sever suffering and in the ripeness of old age, John W. ROSE answered the call.  The oldest child of Dr. Thomas J. & Nancy (SHAMHEART) ROSE was born August 6, 1843 at Millwood, Guernsey County, Ohio.  While still a child his parents removed to Jasper, Pike County, where the father practiced medicine.  The mother was a native German.  after the fathers death, John, the eldest son, assumed the support of the family.  September 13, 1866, at the age of 23 years, he was united in marriage to Sarah A. DEAN and to this union were born seven children, two dying in infancy.  Those remaining are: Eleanor L., wife of Grant PANCAKE, and George W. ROSE of Omega, Ohio; Myrtle K., wife of James CHENAULT, of Jackson, Ohio.  With eleven grand-children and five great-grandchildren, two brothers survive, Thomas ROSE of Oklahoma, and Albert ROSE, of Kansas.

Items submitted from Mrs. Donahoe's Scrapbook.
PCOGS Newsletter  Book - June 1986


SMITH, Mrs. Polly 

She died in eastern Adams County at the age of 105 years.  Her father, James WARREN, of Pennsylvania, had received a grant of land in the Cumberland Valley Revolutionary services.  Enroute from Pennsylvania to the Valley, the boat they were moving on was boarded by Cherokee Indians.  All of the men on the boat was killed by Indians and the women and children were scatted through the tribes.

Polly was ransomed by a man the name of GREGG and spent most of her girlhood in northern Tennessee where she met a young surveyor from Ohio, names George SMITH.  They were married and settled in Scioto County.  When the Mexican War broke out he was one of the first to answer the call and was mortally wounded before the fortress of Coapultepee.  His wife went to Mexico and offered her services as a nurse and remained with the army until they were discharged.

She returned home and devoted the rest of her life to farming and caring for her children.  She had nine children, 75 grandchildren, 250 great grandchildren.

Information copied from the News of the Adams County New Era
& submitted from the Waverly News, May 1894
by Mrs. Lorraine Swiger (deceased)
PCOGS Newsletter Book - Dec 1976



     Lon T. Chattin, 64, of Route 23, Waverly died unexpectly at 12:45 Friday at his residence on the Wells Jones Road Lake White.  He had been in failing health for 10 years.
     Mr. Chattin, a retired farmer, was born on April 1, 1909 in Point Pleasant, W. V., a son of Will and Lena (Steel) Chattin.
     On October 17,1931 he married the former Ada See, who sruvives at home.
     In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, William H. Chattin of Route #2, Waverly, Charles W. Chattin of Louisville, Ky., and Je Chattin of Troy, Ohio; seven grandchildren; four brothers, Howard Chattin of Cleveland, Charles Chattin of Charleston, W. Va., and Carl Chattin and Leroy Chattin both of Point Pleasant, W. Va.,  and four sisters, Mrs. Mae Sayre of Point Pleasant, W. Va.,  Mrs. Reva Blocker of Tainmadge, Oh., Mrs. Virginia Redman of Richmond, California and Mrs. Louise Hill of Medford, Oregon.
     Funeral services were held at 2 p.m Sunday at the Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly, with Rev. Larry Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery here.  Friends called at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday until the final rites.

Waverly Paper
Dec 1973



 Funeral services for Gartal M. Clay, 68, of Route #1, Waverly were held at 10:30 A. M. Friday at the Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly, with Rev. R. G. Humble officiating.  Burial follwed in Evergreen Cemetery here.  A graveside military service was conducted by Merritt Post 142, American Legion.  Friends called at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Tursday until the final rites.
     Mr. Clay was found dead at his residence in the Scioto Motel Wednesday, December 19.  His death was attributed to a heart attachk.
    He was a retired laborer from the Alton Foundry in Lancaster and was a World War II veteran.
    Mr. Clay was born on December 18, 1905  in Webster County, W. Va., a son of Lewis K. and Letishia (Bryant) Clay.
    His wife the former Cora Lynch, died in 1955.
    Only survivors are several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to his parents and wife, he was predeceased by one daughter; two borthers and four sisters.

Waverly Paper - 1973

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