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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 2004

Betty Jo Carr

Betty Jo Ketterman Carr, 80, a resident of Hendricks, died Feb. 19, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. She had been in declining health for the past year.

She was born June 4, 1923, at Horton, a daughter of the late Charles A. Ketterman and Annie O. White Ketterman.  On Jan. 24, 1939, she was married to the Rev. Floyd A. Carr, who survives. They had celebrated 65 years of marriage.

Also surviving are two sons, Floyd Lowell (and Virginia) Carr of Hendricks and Alfred L. (and Janet) Carr of Montrose; a daughter, Sue Ann (and Frank) Pittman of Parsons; a brother, Pete Ketterman and a sister, Bernice Hymes, both of Parsons; seven grandchildren, Kathy Jo Hoffner, Rebecca Booth, Vikki Mowery, John Pittman, Tara Pittman, Timothy Paul Carr and Floyd Mahlon Carr; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim and Buck Ketterman; and two sisters, Hallie Sturms and Edith McCrum.

She attended the school at Hendricks. She was a LPN for the former Tucker County Hospital at Parsons for 25 years and an employee of the former Parsons Footwear.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God in Hendricks. Along with her husband, their ministry was on Christian Channel 6 Pentecostal Time. In 1988 when Floyd became a pastor, she became director of the PLA ladies’ group taught Sunday School. 

The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons where final rites were conducted at the funeral home parlor with the Rev. Michael Wamsley and the Rev. Paul Lusk officiating and interment followed at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons. 

Hoye Snyder 

Hoye Blake Snyder, 80, a resident of the Roaring Run community, Hambleton, died Feb. 17, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. 

He was born Monday, Jan. 28, 1924, at Leadmine, a son of the late Henry Carl Snyder and Jennie Rae Judy Snyder.  He was formerly married to Toye E. White, who survives. 

Also surviving are a son, Henry Blake (and Kim) Snyder of Hambleton; a daughter, Gloria Elaine Snyder of Martinsburg; a stepson, Melvin Ronald Johnson of Hambleton; two brothers, Bill (and Dottie) Snyder of Mackeyville and Kelly (and Adelene) Snyder of Parsons; seven sisters, Lena Snyder-Pennington of Parsons, Gaye Day of Lanesville, Betty (and Paul) Bonner, Sharon (and Walter) Nestor, and Patti (and Ruby) McDaniel, all of Parsons, Muriel Simmons of Brunswick, OH, and Shirley (and Robert) Allison of Garrettsville, OH; four grandchildren, Henry Blake Snyder Jr., Andrew Blake and Amber Nicole Fravel and Caitlin Marie Fladung; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Jennie Rae Snyder; two brothers, Kenneth and Gerald Snyder; two sisters, Tacie DeWalt and Opal Griffith; and one infant grandson, Ronald William Snyder.

Mr. Snyder worked for the (CCC) Civilian Conservation Corps and retired from the Tucker County Board of Education.  He was a protestant.

The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons. Final rites were conducted at the funeral home parlor with Pastor Pat Cassidy officiating and interment followed at the Pennington Cemetery at Dry Fork.

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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