Flora Mae Brewster
February 4, 2002
Flora Mae Brewster, 61, Wharton, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison, W.Va.
Born Jan. 14, 1941, in Mason, W.Va., daughter of the late Okey Sr. and Katie Nollge VanMeter, she was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of God in Wharton.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Rosalie Roush; and three brothers, William F., Okey Jr., and George H. VanMeter.
Surviving are her husband, Jessie J. Brewster; three daughters, Kathryn (Steven) Lusk and Melissa (Ellery) Lusk, both of West Union, W.Va., and Angela (Larry) Heater of Weston, W.Va.; a son, George (Linda) Stobart of Chapmanville, W.Va.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Winfield (Betty) VanMeter, John L. (Wilda) VanMeter and Jackie (Kathy) VanMeter, all of Mason, and James (Cheryl) VanMeter of Boston, Mass.; a sister, Eva Gibbs of Barberton; and two sisters-in-laws, Luella F. VanMeter and Virginia “Ginger” VanMeter, both of Mason.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. Rankin Roach officiating. Burial will be in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart, W.Va. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 tonight.
Melba E. Icenhower
February 4, 2002
Melba E. Icenhower, 78, Middleport, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in Pleasant Valley Hospital.
Born June 18, 1923, in West Columbia, W.Va., daughter of the late Henry E. and Ella Thompson Stewart, she was a homemaker.
Surviving are three daughters, Robyn (Frank) Wamsley of Nags Head, N.C., A. Joan (George) Fields of Hartford, W.Va., and Rhonda G. Icenhower of St. Cloud, Fla.; a son, Richard (Laura) Icenhower of Ashville, N.C.; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Maxine Kirby of Vienna, W.Va., and Wilda Blessing of Albany.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Foglesong-Tucker Funeral Home, Mason, W.Va., with Simon Dean and Curtis Bauske officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant, W.Va. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.
Anita F. Shaver
February 5, 2002
Anita F. Shaver, 58, Vinton, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2002, at Arbors of Gallipolis.
Born April 11, 1943, in Gallipolis, daughter of the late Roy Basil Eads, and Mary Louise Burnette Eads Amos, who died in 1988, she was a homemaker.
She attended Rodney School and Gallipolis City Schools. She was known as “The Happy Lady” to CB enthusiasts, and attended Faith Valley Church.
Surviving are two former husbands, Billy E. Javins of St. Albans, W.Va., and Charles Shaver of Vinton; two sons, Charles M. (Kathleen) Javins of Kentucky, and Jeff A. Javins of Vinton; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild; four brothers, Basil E. (Carol) Eads of Knoxville, Tenn., Larry W. (Alice) Eads and Charles W. (Bertha) Eads, both of Gallipolis, and Roy A. (Sandra) Eads of Henderson, W.Va.; and a half-sister, Dinah M. Eads of Florida.
She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Mary Beth Javins; and her stepfather, Alva A. Amos.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Earnest R. Cook officiating. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Thursday.
Mary Kail North
July 9, 2004
Mary L. Kail North, 53, Gallipolis, died Tuesday as a results of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Crook County, Wyo.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Weatherholt Chapel, Gallipolis.
Nelma P. Sims
Point Pleasant, W.Va.
July 9, 2004
Nelma P. Sims, 75, Point Pleasant, W.Va., died Wednesday, July 7, 2004 at her home.
She is survived by a son, Brian W. “Doc” (Ruth) Sims of Gallipolis, and a step-daughter, Cathy A. Wray of Gallipolis.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepard United Methodist Church in Point Pleasant, W.Va., with the Rev. Joe Hammack officiating.
Burial will be at the at the convenience of the family.
Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Hazel Howells Wheeler
July 9, 2004
Hazel Howells Wheeler, 82, of Gallipolis, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at the Holzer Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Marion to the late Fred and Gladys Davis Howells.
Hazel was married to Harry C. Wheeler and he preceded her in death March 4, 1989. She was a local business woman, homemaker and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
In addtion to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Howells.
Hazel is survived by her two sons, Fred (Margi) Wheeler and Tom (Dianne) Wheeler, both of Gallipolis; four grandchildren, Jason, Cliff, Jacob and Lindsey Wheeler, all of Gallipolis; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 9, 2004, at the Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Ingram officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, July 8, 2004, at Willis Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Jason Wheeler, Cliff Wheeler, Johnny Spaulding, Marc Lawhon, Doug Shipley and Craig Ellis.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Hazel’s memory to Grace United Methodist Church.
Glenn Orven Baird
June 2, 2004
Glenn Orven Baird, 84, of Gallipolis, died Monday, May 31, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Aug. 26, 1919, in Middleport. He was the son of the late Ira Baird and the late Alice Jones Baird Gaffney. He married Earnestine Fraley July 22, 1941, in Kanauga.
Glenn was a retired mechanic and a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the First Church of God in Gallipolis and also a member of the American Legion Post 27.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Henry Baird, Oscar Baird, Harry Baird, and Raymond Baird; one sister, Garnet Baird; one half-brother, Gerald Baird; one grandson and one granddaughter.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Rebecca A. (John) Pasquale of Gallipolis, Donnie J. (Willie) McKinney of Crete, Ill., Ronald O. (Phyllis) Baird of Buford, Ga., Cindy Baird of Gallipolis, and Kimberly S. (Gene) Bates of Coalton; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Ada Denney of Gallipolis; one half-brother, Luther Baird of Columbus; two half-sisters, Hazel Pendleton of Columbus and Juanita Shumaker of Columbus; one sister-in-law, Madge Baird of Gallipolis, and “Pinkie’s Buddy” Don Baird of Gallipolis.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 3, at the First Church of God in Gallipolis, with the Rev. Paul Voss officiating.
Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, June 2, at Waugh-Halley Wood Funeral Home.
Military funeral honors will be conducted at the cemetery by Gallia County Veterans Association.
Pallbearers will be Kurt McKinney, Kevin McKinney, Karl McKinney, Corey McKinney, Brian Pasquale, Tony Pasquale, Ronald Glenn Baird, and Andrew Canterbury.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the First Church of God building fund.
Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.
June 2, 2004
Rhoda N. Dalton, 38, of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., died Monday, May 31, 2004.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 3, 2004, at Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, W.Va., with the Rev. Marshall Bonecutter officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dalton Keyser Family Cemetery, Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.
Friends may visit from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.