December 10, 2001
Roy Beattie, 90, Letart, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, in Vienna.
Born March 21, 1911, in Leon, he was the son of the late John and Minnie (Stutler) Beattie. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Maggie Sayre, Mary Sayre, and Iva See.
He was a retired employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways, and was also a farmer.
Surviving are two nieces, Vonda Walburn of Vienna, and May Riffle of Point Pleasant; and two nephews, Keith See of Waterford, Ohio, and Larry Sayre of Indianapolis, Ind.
Graveside services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Creston Cemetery in Leon, with the Rev. Joe Hammack officiating. Friends may call Crow-Hussell Funeral Home on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bess W. Call
Rio Grande, Ohio
December 10, 2001
Bess W. Call, 88, of Rio Grande, died Monday morning, December 10, 2001, in Holzer Medical Center.
Born March 20, 1913, in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Evan Richards and Margaret Jane Lewis Richards.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Herbert and Margie Karr; a daughter, Kathleen Nelson; a grandson, Steven Nelson; a son-in-law, William Zeh; and an infant daughter.
Surviving are her husband, Willard “Pete” Call; a daughter, Jane Ann Zeh of Lake Forest, Illinois; a son, W. Lowell “Buz” (Betty) Call of Gallipolis; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and a brother, John Evan Richards of Berlin, Maryland.
Services will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Luther Tracy and Pastor Joseph Godwin officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Rio Grande. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 11, 2001, from 6-9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions be made to Bossard Memorial Library Children’s Department, 7 Spruce Street, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631, to the attention of Judy Wilcoxon.
She is gone from this earth, but will live forever in our thoughts and deeds and mostly in our hearts.
Mary Ann Coburn
December 9, 2001
Mary Ann Herrell Coburn, 65, Waterloo, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, in Kings Daughters Medical Center, Ashland, Ky.
Born June 2, 1936, in Lawrence County, daughter of the late Frank Wilson Herrell, and Opal Robinson Herrell of Ironton, she was a homemaker, and an employee of the U.S. Post Office in Waterloo.
She was a member of Waterloo United Methodist Church, Kitts Hill Homemakers and New Attitude of Waterloo. She was a 1954 graduate of Waterloo High School.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, William P. Coburn, on Feb. 26, 1987; and a brother, George T. Herrell.
Surviving in addition to her mother are two sons, Mark (Cindy) Coburn of Beattyville, Ky., and Michael (Elizabeth Calderon) Coburn of Waterloo; two daughters, Beth (Greg) Walbright of Ironton, and Susan Shrive of Cincinnati; six grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth Herrell of Barboursville, W.Va., Glenn Herrell of South Point, and Charles Herrell of Chilhowie, Va.; and four sisters, Sandra Foster of Chesapeake, Ruth Spears and Becky Cremeens, both of Kitts Hill, and Bonnie Leszkowicz of Findlay.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, with the Rev. Scott Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in Bradshaw Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Donations can be made to Andrew’s Buddies of the Tri-State, P.O. Box 4591, Ironton, Ohio 45638.
Point Pleasant, W.Va.
December 10, 2001
Trilby Hart, 94, New Haven, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Arrangements will be announced by Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home.
Bartlin Montiegel III
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
December 8, 2001
Bartlin Moniegel, III, 78, formerly a resident of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and Hallandale, Fla., died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at National Health Care in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
He was a graduate of Warwood High School and Brown University. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a Navy officer in the South Pacific.
Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret (Cupp) Montiegel, he is survived by two sons, Bart Montiegel of Austin, Texas, and Kevin Montiegel of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one daughter, Susan Siegel of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Ethel Montiegel of Morgantown, and Dorothy Wentz of Durham, N.C.; and four grandchildren.
The private funeral service will be held in St. Thomas.
Gretta Mae Thomas
December 9, 2001
Gretta Mae Brown Thomas, 86, Pomeroy, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, in Holzer Medical Center.
Born Oct. 11, 1915, in Minersville, daughter of the late George and Mary Elise Roush Brown, she was a homemaker, and a member of Calvary Bible Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Zana (Peter) Yakoubian of Grove City; a son, John E. (Patty) Thomas of Portsmouth; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a brother, Floyd (Helen Jane) Brown of Middleport; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Franklin Thomas; a sister, Carrie Hilewick; and brothers, Elmer, Clyde, Raymond and Victor Brown.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Fisher-Acree Funeral Home Home, Pomeroy, with the Rev. Alan Blackwood officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Calvary Bible Church, 32082 Side Hill Road, Rutland, Ohio 45775.
December 10, 2001
The family asks that no one grieve over the passing of Wavelene Ruth Householder Voris, 78, but rejoice with them knowing that she is with her Lord in heaven to await the time when we will all be again reunited.
Formerly of Lancaster, she entered into eternal rest at Whetstone Care Center in Columbus on December 10, 2001.
Mrs. Voris was born November 27, 1923, in Crossenville, to the late Rev. Perry Oliver and Martha Marlowe Householder.
She was a graduate of Rushcreek Memorial High School Class of 1941, member of the Lancaster Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Sunrise Women’s Missionary Fellowship and Women’s Christian Temperance Union. She was also a past member of the Logan VFW.
Surviving are her daughter, Patsy Barney-(Robert) Gertler of Columbus; son, Tim (Bev) Voris of Rushville; grandchildren, Scott Gertler, Susan Hatfield, Lindsey McClellan and Anna Marie Voris; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Ethan Hatfield; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her brother, Harley Householder; and sisters, Elsie Nutter, Maudie Householder and Thelma Householder.
A memorial to celebrate her life will be held Thursday, December 13, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at the Snyder-Sheridan Funeral Home in Bremen. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Bremen.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 12, 2001, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and an hour prior to service on Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Voris to the Lancaster Church of the United Brethren in Christ, 1125 Pleasantview Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.
Melvin Black Jr.
February 4, 2002
Melvin Black Jr., 63, Chesapeake, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, W.Va.
Surviving are three sons, Kevin Ray Black of Catlettsburg, Ky., and Melvin Dale Black and Roger Lee Black, both of South Point; a daughter, Angela Gail Black of Chesapeake; five sisters, Geraldine Bowman of Tennessee, Juanita Blevins of Proctorville, Rosemary Morrison of Kitts Hill, and Maxine Lykins and Donna Castel, both of Chesapeake; and three brothers, David Black of Florida, Paul Black of Chesapeake, and Bobby Black of Proctorville.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Hall Funeral Home, Proctorville. Burial will be in Rome Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 tonight.