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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 

 5 March 2008

William Andrews

William Richard Andrews, 69, a resident of the Fork Mountain Community, Parsons, departed this life Saturday evening, March 1  in Tucker Community Care. Death was attributed to cardiac arrest.

He was born Saturday, Aug. 13, 1938, at Coshocton, Ohio, a son of the late Edward Andrews and Nora Hersh.  On Dec. 18, 1978, at Canton, Ohio, he was married to the former Daisy Mae Riley, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Andy Andrews of Parsons and Adam Andrews of Valley Bend; one daughter, Tammy White of Ohio; one half sister, Joyce; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Aaron Riley Andrews; and one grandchild, Charles Arthur White.

He attended the schools of Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a truck driver and he was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed watching wrestling.

Mr. Andrews request for cremation was honored. At a later date, a graveside service will be conducted at the Parsons City Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded by the H.W. Daniels Post #29 American Legion and the Tygart Valley Post #3647 Veterans of Foreign War will conduct full military rites. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for William Richard Andrews. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Cecil Calcamp

Cecil Adrian Calcamp Sr., 72, of Horse Shoe Run passed away Feb. 29. 

He was born Sept. 11, at Horse Shoe Run, a son of the late Gus Lawrence and Laura Agnes Harsh Calcamp.  

He is survived by his wife of 47 years Mary Catherine McBride Calcamp; four children Cathy Leigh Nelson o fMt. Grove, Cecil Adrian Calcamp Jr., of Mt. Storm, Kenneth Edward Calcamp and wife Barb of Eglon and Colleen Yvonne Elliott and husband Clifford Elliott Jr. of Swanton, Md.; three grandsons Keith, Andrew and Waylon Nelson, all of Mt. Grove; four granddaughters Megan Calcamp of Mt. Storm, Mrissa and Chelsea Elliott of Swanton, Md. and Dannielle Calcamp of Eglon; step-grandson Cody Pennington of Eglon; step-granddaughter Melinda Dumire of Parsons; and two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers Wayne Calcamp of Magadore, Ohio and John Calcamp of Horse Shoe Run; and three sisters Juanita Stemple of Horse Shoe Run, Delores Kelley of Leadmine and Virginia Roth of Thomas.  

He was preceded in death by two brothers Lawrence Calcamp, husband of Lucy Calcamp of Horse Shoe Run and Donald Calcamp, husband of Mary Calcamp of Oakland, Md.; and one sister Lela Slaubaugh.   

Mr. Calcamp was a life-long farmer and carpenter.  He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of Cumberland, Md.  He loved farming, woodworking, 4-wheeler riding and his grandkids.  

Graveside services were held Monday, March 3 at 1 p.m. at the Accident Community Center, Eglon with Rev. Robert Kleir officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the famikly requests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.  Hinkle Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangmenets.  

Mary Cousin

Mary Margaret Cousin, 73, of Davis, passed away at her home Feb. 27.  She was born April 14, 1934, in Davis, the daughter of the late Oscie and Florence Marie Dietrick White.  Her husband, Robert Cousin, preceded her in death.

She is survived by four sons, Ricky L. (and Pam) White, Steven W. Cousin, Robert M. (and Lisa) Cousin and Karl L. (and Paulita) Cousin; one daughter, Deborah J. Plum; one brother, James H. White; eight grandchildren, John, Brittany (and Lucas) Friend, Jakob and Lonnie, Paige, Sabrina, Travis (and Monica) White and Matthew; and one great-grandchild, Kashmira.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Carl W. White.  Mary was a homemaker and loving caregiver and grandmother to many. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church and Ladies Auxiliary FOE #936.

A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29, at the Davis Cemetery with Rev. Allen Schwarz and Rev. Pat Cassidy officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Hospice Care, P.O. Box 193, Parsons, WV 26287 or St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Davis, WV 26260. Hinkle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.   

Kirk Helmick 

Kirk Steven Helmick, 33, a former resident of Parsons, and more recently a resident of Mannington, departed this life Tuesday, Feb. 12, at his home.  Death was attributed to cardiac arrest. 

He was born Thursday, Oct. 17, 1974 at Fort Hood, Texas, a son of Ralph Junior Helmick, who survives at Bretz, and Karin Ute Wurfel Helmick, who preceded him in death Nov. 28, 2000.  On Sept 5, 1998 at Job, he was married to the former Magan Ann Kisamore, who survives at Mannington. 

Also surviving are two daughters Kenra Lianne Helmick and Aliyah Karin Danielle Helmick, both at home in Mannington; two brothers Mike Ronald Helmick of Ohio and Andy Ralph Helmick of Hendricks; one sister Birgit Cummons and husband Steve of Ohio; one step-sister Kelsey Markle of Parsons; his paternal grandmother Pauline Carr of Dry Fork; his father-in-law Daniel Kisamore of Mannington; two brother-in-laws Jacob and Leigh Kisamore, both of Mannington; and several nieces and nephews. 

Preceding him in death are his paternal grandfather Ralph Helmick; his paternal step-grandfather Lewis CArr and his mother-in-law Laurie Chambers Kisamore.  

He was a graduate of Tucker County High School with the class of 1993.  He was a former employee of the Colonial Millworks at Beverly.  He was currently working as a lawn care specialist and snow removal for Yoder's at Morgantown.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He loved to spend time with his family. 

A Celebration of Kirk's life will be held in the funeral home parlor at Parsons on Saturday, March 8, at 1 p.m. The Reverend Dick Gadd will officiate.  The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Kirk Steven Helmick.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at   

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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