WEBSTER CO., WV OBITUARIES
(Q - Z)

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Quinn, Lula M. of Baberton, OH died at the Baberton Citizens Hospital on Thursday, 27 Nov 1997. She was 72 years of age. She was born in Strange Creek, on 29 Aug 1925, the daughter of the late Harmon and Grady THOMAS DAWSON. Services were held on Sunday, November 30, at 2:00 p.m., at the Adams Funeral Home chapel in Cowen . . . Burial was at the Blacks Chapel Cemetery near Camden-on-Gauley. (03 Dec 97)


Riddle, Virginia M., of Boggs, died on Tuesday, 14 Apr 1998, at Summersville Memorial Hospital. She was 81 years of age. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, on 20 Nov 1916, the daughter of the James R. and Eva Oliver MATTOX. (22 Apr 98)


RIFFLE, Jack of Clarksburg, died at his residence on Tuesday, March 10, 1998. He was 68 years of age. He was born in Hacker Valley, on May 28, 1929, the son of the late Adam and Mary CUTLIP RIFFLE. Services were held on Saturday, March 14, at 1:00 p.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs . . . Burial was at the Cogar Cemetery on Laurel Fork, Webster Springs. (18 Mar 98)


Rodehaver, Lela B. of Webster Springs died at her residence on Friday, 14 August 1998, following a long illness. She was 85 years of age. She was born in Sutton, on September 23, 1912, the daughter of the late George and Anice McCourt Young. Services were held on Sunday, August 16, at 2:00 p.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs, with the Rev. Minter Lynch, officiating. Burial was at the Harrison Cochran Cemetery in Webster Springs. (19 Aug 98)


Rogers, Daisy a resident of the Webster Continuous Care Center in Cowen, formerly of Diana, died at WCCC on Sunday, March 22, 1998. She was 97 years of age. She was born in Hacker Valley, on March 7, 1901, the daughter of the late James and Odella McClure Pudder. Services will be held on Friday, March 26, at 1:00 p.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs . . . Burial  wil be at the Fairview Cemetery, in Webster Springs. (24 Mar 98)


Rogers, Ruby of Webster Springs, died at the CAMC-Memorial Division in Charleston, on Tuesday, 28 Oct 97. She was 84 years of age. She wa born in Crumpler,  NC on 16 Nov 1912, the daughter of the late John and Ida Phipps Miller. Services were held on Friday, October 31, at 2:00 p.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs . . . Burial was at the Miller Cemetery. (03 Dec 97)


Rose, Oma Margaret,  of Shinnston, died at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg, on Saturday, December 26, 1998, following a brief illness. She was 75 years of age. She was born in Webster Springs on March 18, 1923, the daughter of hte late John and Angeline Rose Sears. Services were held on Wednesday, December 30, at 11:00 a.m., at the Dorsey Funderal Home in shinnston, with the Rev. David Hamrick officiating. Burial was at the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery. (30 Dec 98)


Rush, Zela "Zeek" Davis of Camden-on-Gauley, died in Charleston, on Thrusday, March 19, 1998, following a long illness. She was 86 years of age. She was born in Cranberry Ridge, Webster County, on June 19, 1911, the daughter of the late Jack and Lena SHORT DAVIS.


SANDERS, Hilton Henry of Rock Cave, died on Tuesday, June 9, 1998, at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. He was 80 years of age. He was born in Curtin, on January 5, 1918 the son of the late Richard and Bessie Burrough Sanders. Services were held on Saturday, June 13, at 1:00 p.m., at the Robert M. Vincent Funeral Home in French Creek, with the Rev. William Eskew and the Rev. Kevin Bender, officiating. Burial was at the Rock Cave Cemetery. (17 Jun 98)


SHORT, Grafton M., of Cowen, died at his residence on Wednesday, December 23, 1998, following a short illness. He was 90 years of age. He was born in Coe, on January 7, 1908, the son of the late John and Nancy Russell short. He was a lifelong resident of Webster County, and was a retired timberman and coal miner. He was a Protestant by faith. Services were held on Wednesday, December 30, at 11:00 a.m., at the Adams Funeral Home in Cowen, with the Rev. Okey Wayne, and the Rev. Harry Green, officiating. Burial was at the Alex Williams Cemetery near Camden-on-Gauley. (30 Dec 98)


SELMAN, Doy of Cowen, died at his residence on Wednesday, April , 1998, following a brief illness. He was 72 years of age. He was born in Boggs, on July 11, 1925, the son of the late Rufus and Bessie LONG SELMAN. (08 Apr 98)


SMITH, Russell T. of Cowen, died at the home of his sister, on Saturday, December 27, 1997, following a long illness. He was 59 years of age. He was born in Webster County on August 24, 1938, the son the of the late Guy James and Ruth M. ADAMY SMITH. Services were held on Monday, December 29, at 1:00 p.m., at Adams Funeral Home in Cowen . . . Burial was at the Scott McAvoy Cemetery near Bolair. (31 Dec 97)


SPARKS, Waymon E. of Webster Springs, died at Webster Continuous Care Center in Cowen, on Sunday, May 24, 1998. He was 82 years of age. He was born in Hacker Valley, on July 12, 1915, the son of the late James Sylvester and Lillie Edna Aanderson Sparks. Services were held on Wednesday, May 27, at 11:00 a.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs, with the Rev. Cofer Cochran, officiating. Burial was at the Hampton Cemetery in Buckhannon. (27 May 98)


Spurgeon, Ruth J.  of Cowen died on Saturday, February 7, 1998 at Webster Continuous Care Center in Cowen. She was 84 years of age. She was born in Gilmer County, on September 5, 1913, the daughter of the late William and Lucy YERKEY STOVER. Services were held on Monday, February 9, at 11:00 a.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel in Cowen . . . Burial was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Cowen. (11 Feb 98)

Squires, Elma Girdeen "Arlean" of Cowen, died at Charleston on Saturday, March 14, 1998, following a long illness. She was 76 years of age. She was born in Webster County on August 1, 1921, the daughter of the late Robert Theodore and Martha Elizabeth SANSON SMITH. Serivces were held on Tuesday, March 17, at the Adams Funeral Chapel in Cowen . . . Burial was at the W.Va. Memorial Gardens in Calvin. (18 Mar 98)


Tincher, Leona Rae of Webster Springs died at Summersville Memorial Hospital on Sunday, May 31, following a long illness. She was 77 years of age. She was born in Clarksburg, on June 14, 1920, the daughter of the late William Francis and Nora Emma Lambert Goff. (03 Jun 98)


THAYER, Dana E., of Flatwoods, died at his residence on Tuesday, December 1, 1998, following a short illness. He was 92 years of age. He was born on May 6, 1906, in Hyer, Braxton County, the son of the late Giddeon Byrne and Sabina Ellen Albert Thayer. Services were held on Saturday, December 5, at 11:00 a.m. at the Greene-Robinson Funeral Home in Sutton, with the Rev. Tom Propst officiating. Burial was at the Sutton Cemetery.


Thomas, Mary Io Jordan, of Seville, Ohio, fomerly of Webster County, died on Thursday, September 26, 1998, in Wadsworth, Ohio. She was 86 years of age. She was born in Hacker Valley, on November 28, 1911. Services were held on Wednesday, September 30, at 1:30 p.m., at the Waite & Son Funeral Home's Medina chapel, with the Rev. Daniel C. Hanny officiating. Burial was at the York Township Cemetery. (07 Oct 98)


WALLS, Clarence M. of Gallipolis, Ohio, formerly of Point Pleasant, died on Sudany, February 15, 1998, at the Arbors of Gallipolis, Ohio, following a lengthy illness. He was 80 years of age. He was born in Clay County, on September 15, 1917, the son of the late A. F. "Poppy" and Baney HENSLEY WALLS. (18 Feb 98)


WALKER, Ivan R., 79, of 117 Elm St., Struthers, died of a heart ailment at 12:25 a.m. Sunday in South Side Hospital where he had been a patient six weeks. Mr. Walker was born Aug. 14, 1892 in Herold, WV, a son of Lewis M. and Minnie A. McAVOY WALKER and came here in January from Warren.  He was a retired coal miner and a member of the Baptist faith.    He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Argola Pugh of Akron, Mrs. Gatha Panucci of Dunbar, WV, Mrs. Jennie English of Struthers and Mrs. Utha Johnson of Warren; four sons, Bernard of Maywood, Calif., Granvil of Struthers, Arlis of Warren, and Vanie of Struthers; two sisters, Mrs. Luanna Lowe in Florida and Mrs. Phala Bookhart of Cleveland; two brothers, Virgil of Garret, Ind., and Ardie of Charleston, WV; 26 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.    Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Dodd & Hurt Funeral Home, Webster Springs, WV.   Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Davidson Becker Funeral Home here. The Vindicator       Youngstown, OH      17 April 1972
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His first wife was Lucinda GIVEN from Webster County. His second wife was Esta CHRISTIAN from Webster County. I don't have any other information on these two women. Cathy Brubraker


Walker, Mrs. Verna L., 71, died yesterday at the home of a son, Virgil Walker of 242 Drew St., St. Albans.  She is also survived by one other son, Arthur Walker of Chesapeake; one daughter, Mrs. Andy Dodrill of South Charleston; two stepsons, Ivan R. Walker of Jerryville and Alden Walker of Kanawha City; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Mary Marks of Beltsville, MD, and Mrs. Lou Hanna Lowe of Warren, OH; three brothers, Joe Krantz of Raceland, Ky., Charles Krantz of Switzer, and Clinton Krantz of Harold; two sisters,
Mrs. Theodore Griffith and Mrs. George Frame, both of Widen, 31 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete.  The body is at the Fred Cooke mortuary in Nitro. All counties are in West Virginia unless otherwise noted. (Charleston Gazette 19 March 1950 - pg. 17)


Weese, Yvonee A. of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Webster County, died at Columbus Community Hospital, on Friday February 13, 1998, following a hear attack. She was 84 years old. She was born in Webster County, on June 15, 1913, the daughter of the late Willis M. and Viola P. WOODS DEEL. (18 Feb 98)


Wheeler, Joann S.  of Perry , Ohio, formerly of Webster County, died at the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday, March4 , 1998. She was 57 years of age. She was born in Hacker Valley, on December 10, 1940, the daughter of the late Homer HAMILTON and Mary E. CLAYPOOL Sears. Services were held on March 7, at 1:00 p.m., at the Behn Family Funeral Home in Madison, Ohio . . . Burial was at the Perry Cemetery in Perry Ohio. (25 Mar 98)


I am trying to find information on a Mary May BARNETT who married a WILLIAMS. At one time she lived in Parcoal with Bazil and Rose COOL. She was taken to Elkins hospital and gave birth to twins, and died of kidney failure on Dec. 26, 1935. The twins were adopted out. Thanks Peggy (30 Sep 00)


Williams, Ruby L. of Camden-on-Gauley, died on Sunday, 30 Nov 97 in Summersville . . She was 50 years of age. She was born in Tioga, on 18 Mar 1947, the daughter the the late Raymond and Beulah JOHNSTON JARVIS. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, December 3, at 1:00 p.m., at the Alex Williams Cemetery . . .  (03 Dec 97)


WOLVERTON, Earl of Cowen, died on Friday, February 13, 1998, at Webster County Memorial Hospital, following a long illness. He was 85 years of age. He was born in Centralia, on November 12, 1912, the son of the late Shirdan and Mirdie Maurey Wolverton. (18 Feb 98)


Wolford, Betty Jane SCHRADER, of the Nicholas County Health Care Center in Richwood, died at Summersville Memorial Hospital on Sunday, August 9, 1998, following a long illness. She was 72 years of age. She was born in Webster County, on July 8, 1926, the daughter of the late Wirt and Victoria Lake Schrader. Services wre held on Wednesday, August 12, at 11:00 a.m., at the Dodd & Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs, with the Rev. Harold Schrader officating. Burial was at the Big Run Cemetery in Diana. (19 Aug 98)


Woodard, Daisy Orlene of Webster Springs, died at the Braxton County Memorial Hospital in Gassaway, on Sunday, April 12, 1998, following a long illness. She was 60 years of age. She was born in Givens Run, on February 27, 1938, the daughter of the late Gratten and Lelah B. MOFFAT. (15 Apr 98)


Woodring, Nellie D., 87, of Canal Fulton, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at Chapel Hill Community. She was born in Richwood, W. Va., had been a resident of Canal Fulton for 50 years, and was a 50-year member of the Canal Fulton Church of the Nazarene. Preceded in death by husband, Russell, in 1987, and son, Edward, she is survived by daughter, Betty R. (Charles) Elliott of Brewster; son, Russell (Louella) Woodring Jr. of Akron; four grandchildren, 11 great-gandchildren; and sister, Minnie Gibson of Ravenna. Funeral services Monday, 11 a.m., at the Canal Fulton Church of the Nazarene, 771 E. Cherry St., with Rev. Paul Bowlby officiating. Burial at Union Cemetery in Canal Fulton. Visitation SUNDAY, 2 to 5 p.m., at the Swigart-Easterling Funeral Home (Route 93, Canal Fulton), and Monday, one hour prior to the service, at the church. (Swigart-Easterling, 330-854-2356.)

WOODS, Edward R. (Dick), 66, passed away June 20, 2000. Born in Diana, W. Va., he lived in the Akron area most of his life. Mr. Woods retired from Atlantic Foundry after 27 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved gardening. Preceded in death by his parents, Victor R. and Lenore Woods and his two sisters, he will be sadly missed by his wife of 45 years, Nola G. Woods; and children, Ned (Linda) Gum, Marcheta (William) Fox, Towana (Mike) Flowers, Vickie (John) Sells, Danny (Mary) Woods, and Denise Woods; 14 grandchildren; brother, Gary Woods; sister, Karen Sue Rescoe; and many other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Rd. (Route 91), Akron, from 6 to 8 TONIGHT. Further services at the Dodd and Reed Funeral Home in Webster Springs, W. Va. Burial at Hacker Valley Cemetery. (Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 733-6271.) (30 Jun 00)



WRIGHT, Cecil S.of North Lima, Ohio -----   Mr. Cecil S. Wright, of North Lima, Ohio, died at Salem Community Hospital on Friday, Feb 23, 1990, following a long illness. He was 79 years of age. He was born on March 17, 1910 in Cowen, the son of the late Nimrod and Ella Williams Wright. He moved to North Lima, Ohio approximately 30 years ago, and was retired from the Republic Steel Company in 1975, to youngstown, Ohio. He had worked there for 15 years and was a brakeman on the railroad. Prior to that he was a coal miner in West Virginia. He was a Protestant by faith. He is survived by: his wife, Mrs. Wilma Blake Wright, who he married on May 25, 1931; daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Virginia) Bragg of Niles, Ohio: sons, Bernard Wright of Northfield, Ohio and Eugene Wright of North Lima, Ohio; Sisters, Mrs. Stanley (Lula) Wright of Cowen and Mrs., Gldia Martin of Akron, Ohio; brother, Junior Wright of Cowen; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters and his parents. Services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, at the Seederly-Monj Funeral Home in North Lima, Ohio, with the Rev. Wayne E. Meadows, officiating. Burial was in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in North Lima, Ohio (28 Feb 1990)
 



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