Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate,
1 August 2007
Martha Jean Ackerman, 65, of Hope Ar., passed away on Thursday, August 2 in Lebanon Tenn. from complications of breast cancer.
She was born on Juen 20, 1942 a daughter of the Robert E. and Doris Marie Rush LEard.
She is survived by her sons, Kenneth P. Ackerman and wife Debra, grandchildren, Elaine and Kenneth, two great- grandchildren, Justin and Lily all of Cary, N.C.; Kenneth Ackerman and wife, Ramona of Cary, NC; Robert Ackerman of Hope, Ar.; her brothers, Thomas Leard and wife, Mary of Terrell, Texas, Robert M. Leard and wife, Jane of Parson; and sister, Emily La Flam and husband, Reginald of Littleton, N.H.; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, U.S. Air Force S. Sgt. Charles K. Ackerman, Ret. in Jan. 1980, her father in 1986, brother, William D. Leard in Oct. 1999 and her mother in Dec. 1999. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
A gathering to celebrate her life will be a private graveside on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007 at Pineview Cemetery. Johnson Funerals and Cremations, 1912 Sunset Ave., Rocky Mount, NC provided professional service for the Ackerman family.
Harry Paul Kisamore, 82, a former resident of Parsons, and for the past seven years a resident of Belington, where he made his home with his daughter Madonna, and for the past two months a resident of Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, departed this life Saturday morning, Aug. 4 at Davis Memorial Hospital.
He was born Thursday, Sept. 18, 1924, at Whites Run, Pendleton County, a son of the late Ohley and Texie Kisamore. On Feb. 3, 1946, at Porterwood, he was married to the former Helen Propst Kisamore who survives at Porterwood.
Also surviving are one son, Richard Lane Kisamore and wife Mary Grace of Livingston, La.; two daughters, Madonna Lynn Davis and husband Lennie of Belington and Deborah Kay Miller and husband James of Texas Mt.; one brother Ernest Kisamore of Charleston; five grandchildren, Robert Lance Kisamore and wife Patricia, Eric L. Davis, Brian P. Davis, Jeffrey D. Miller and wife Colette and Travis Lee Miller; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were one brother, Warren G. Kisamore; and one sister, Ollie Lucille Blosser.
He attended the schools of Tucker County. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II, and served in Germany in the Engineer Corp. He helped start and was supervisor at Kingsford Charcoal Plant at Parsons. He was a former employee of R.H. Armstrong Construction Co., the former Parsons Tannery and Hinchcliff Lumber Co. He served as Superintendent of Tucker County Division of Highways until his retirement.
The family received friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Monday, Aug. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Final rites were conducted at the funeral home parlor Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Pat Cassidy and the Rev. Jeff Anderson officiated and interment followed in Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons, where the H.W. Daniels Post #29 American Legion presented the American flag. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Harry Paul Kisamore. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.
Sonja Mae Pennington, 67, of Dry Fork passed away Aug. 2 at her home.
She was born Sept. 23, 1939, a daughter of the late Lewis Winfred Jarvis and Eupha Macel Naylor Jarvis.
Her husband Herbert Dale Pennington preceded her in death on Nov. 2006.
She is survived by two sons, Dana and Cheryl Pennington, of Dry Fork and Boyd and Misty Pennington, of Bruceton Mills; one daughter, Macel and David Harper, of Beverly; two brothers, Larry Jarvis of Elk View and David Jarvis of Lewisville, N.C.; one sister, Delores Dixon of Winchester, Va.; and seven grandchildren, Tierra, Tessla, Daylen, Tony, Hailea, Sydney and Jacob.
Mrs. Pennington was a homemaker and retired as a secretary for Canaan Realty. She attended the Dry Fork Assembly of God Church.
Friends were received at the Dry Fork Assembly of God Church on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services were held at the Dry Fork Assembly of God Church on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Steve Bailey officiating. Interment followed in Bonner Mountain Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Dry Fork Recreation Center, c/o Rex Vance, P.O. Box 1 Harman, W.Va. 26270. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Anna Marie McDonald, 42, formerly of Parsons and more recently of Albuquerque, N.M. went to be with the Lord on June 10, in the Unvierstiy of New Mexico Hospital..
Anna was born Nov. 13, 1964 in Lorain, Ohio. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron McDonald of the Bretz Community.
Anna is also survived by oen brother Billy McDoald of Parsons; one sister, Dorothy Phillips and husband Phil of Motnrose,. also her best friend of many years Susan Nace, Albuquerque, N.M. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.
She was a graduate of Tucker County High SChool with the class of 1983, where she was active in many clubs, basketball and was a member of the National HOnor Society. Anna was also a graduate of Alderson Braoddus College with the class of 1987-88.
Anna was a very kind, loving and caring person to all who knew her and will be greatly missed by all.
Anna's request for cremation was honored by her family. In hcarge of the cremation was the DAniels FAmily Funeral Servicing of Albuquerque, N.M.
A memorial service celebrating Anna’s life will be at Tucker County Senior Center, Parsons on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Loren Metzner presiding, Interment will follow in Parsons City Cemetery.
Ralph D. Wade
Ralph D. Wade, 86, of Louisville, Ohio died Friday, Aug. 3 in Mercy Medical Center.
He was born July 6, 1921 in Tucker County, to the late John L. and Minnie Bodkin Wade.
He was a Louisville area resident for the past 21 years prior to which he resided in Canton. He was an army veteran of WWII, where he joined the military at age 15 and served in the Middle Eastern Theater. He retired from the Hoover Company in 1986 with 35 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his wife Genevieve Wade in 2005; a brother Carl Wade; two sisters Hazel Kepner and Mildred Arnold; two half-brothers Ivan and Charles Bradshaw.
He is survived by one son Larry Wade of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one daughter and son-in-law Carol and Ted Eichelberger of Louisville; two grandchildren Kimberly Wahl of Louisville and Michael Wade of Canal Winchester, Ohio; four great-grandchildren Brandon, Hailey, Kendyl and Kylee; one brother Harry Wade of Tucker County.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. in the Myers-Kreighbaum-Sanders Funeral Home in East Canton with Pastor James Snyder officiating. Friends were received one hour prior to the service on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from noon to 1 p.m.
Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.
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