RAVENSWOOD - Ashley Kathleen Staats, 14, of Ravenswood went to be with the Lord Nov. 13, 2003, at Charleston General Hospital.
She was born June 26, 1989, a daughter of Stacy Kathleen Crow Burchett of Ravenswood and Keith Nelson Staats of Columbus, Ohio, and stepparents, Craig Burchett and Samantha Manic Staats.
NEW MILTON, W.Va. - Myrtle Alice Boyce Jones, 77, of New Milton died Nov. 13, 2003.
She is survived by two daughters; five sons; six sisters; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three nieces, who she took care of.
RIPLEY - Harley Earnest Scarberry, 76, of Ripley died Nov. 12, 2003.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Janice Faye Scarberry; three sons; four daughters; 11 grandchildren; and a foster sister.
VIENNA - Phyllis Carol Campbell, 64, of Vienna died Nov. 13, 2003, at Charleston Area Medical Center.
She was born June 13, 1939 in Annamoria, W.Va., a daughter of the late Howard and Leona Bassnett Rader. She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School, was a Baptist by faith and was a homemaker. She had a deep affection for her family and pets.
Surviving is her husband of 52 years, Mario J. Decerbo of Parkersburg; her daughter and son-in-law, Carmela and John Gallagher of Vienna; four grandchildren, Heather Gallagher of West Liberty, W.Va., and Eric, Sean and Keith Gallagher of Vienna; two brothers, George and Michael Boazzo of New Castle; two sisters, Madeline Marcella and Rose Dellaverson of New Castle; and several nieces and nephews, including Albert Ehrenberg of Canfield, Ohio, Joey Boazzo of Cortland, Ohio, and Shirley Scarnecchia of Niles, Ohio.
ELIZABETH - Phillip Denver Dennis, 79, of Elizabeth went home to be with Jesus Nov. 12, 2003.
He was born in Flint Run, Wirt County, July 13, 1924, a son of the late Hammond Newton and Iva Pearl Jenkins Dennis. Denver formerly was employed at Penn Metal in Vienna and was a retired truck driver for Rutherford Trucking in Harrisville. He was known to his CB friends as "Hollywood." Denver also enjoyed playing his guitar in various bluegrass and gospel groups. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
PARKERSBURG - Pearl Pansy Goff, 54, of Parkersburg died Nov. 13, 2003.
She is survived by four sons; four sisters; two brothers; and seven grandchildren.
MIDDLEBOURNE - Julia (Judy) Bailey Sellers, 92, of Middlebourne died Nov. 12, 2003.
She is survived by grandchildren, Robert (Rene) Sellers, Rhonda (John) Baro and Robert (Gaynelle) Pitts of Morgantown; stepdaughter-in-law Ruth Sellers; eight great-grandchildren; and caregivers, Marie and Lonzo Eddy.
PARKERSBURG - Earl C. Stephens, 78, of Parkersburg died Nov. 13, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
He was born Aug. 16, 1925 in Parkersburg, and was the son of the late Olney Earl and Beulah Cooper Stephens. He was retired from the Earl C. Stephens Architect Firm. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and past president of the Ohio Valley Chapter of AIA. He was a lifelong member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Worthington Golf Course Senior League. He was a World War II veteran and an active supporter of numerous humanitarian organizations.
Arline M. Stewart
PENNSBORO - Arline Martha Stewart, 95, of Pennsboro, formerly of Richmond, Va., died Nov. 11, 2003, in Harrisville.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Samuel "Sam" Bethune, and son-in-law, Tom, of Pennsboro; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Glenn Varney Jr.
RAVENSWOOD - Glenn Roush Varney Jr., 74, of Ravenswood died Nov. 13, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
He was born Nov. 4, 1929, in Road Fork, Ky., a son of Glenn Roush Varney Sr. and Ruby M. Williams Varney. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during 1948-52 during the Korean Era. He was a pipe fitter at Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, Ravenswood. He was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church in Ravenswood, where he sang in the choir. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union Local 5668 and was treasurer of the union during the lockout and grievance man. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and an avid sports fan. He loved to follow his children's and grandchildren's accomplishments.
Johsue O. DeJesus
MORGANTOWN - Johsue O. DeJesus, 21, of Morgantown passed away Nov. 10, 2003.
He was born May 22, 1982, in Puerto Rico, a son of John DeJesus and Lily Wagner.
PARKERSBURG - Rosie Ilene "Smith" Ferrell, 79, of Parkersburg died Nov. 12, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Jerry Wiles of Athens, Ohio; granddaughter, Amanda Wiles of Columbus, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Annalee Smith of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; and sisters, Rachael Bissell of Mason, W.Va., and Elaine Harvey of Logan, Ohio.
He is survived by two daughters, Jill Johnson of Bethesda, Ohio, and Marilyn Sue Yeamens of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Michael Knowlton of Antioch, Ohio; three grandchildren; one brother, William Earl Knowlton of New Matamoras, Ohio; and a few nieces, nephews and cousins.
SAUQUOIT, N.Y. - Peter N. Merrell, 51, of Sauquoit, N.Y., passed away Nov. 6, 2003, at Sauquoit, N.Y.
Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre.
Mary L. Nutter
PARKERSBURG - Mary L. Rake Nutter, 98, of Parkersburg passed away Nov. 10, 2003, at the Laurel Ridge Care Center at Uniontown, Pa. She was born at Cats Creek, Ohio, a daughter of the late Wesley and Rebecca Walters and stepdaughter of Emaline Walters.
Mary was a member of the Broad Street Wesleyan Church and was a 30 year employee of Empire Laundry.
PARKERSBURG - Billie "Willie" Queen, 67, of Parkersburg, formerly of 24th Street, Vienna died at his residence Nov. 8, 2003.
He was born in Wayne County, W.Va., a son of the late Walter and Bertha Napier Queen. He was a self-employed home improvement contractor and attended the Christian Life Center Church in Parkersburg.
Betty H. Randolph
COTTAGEVILLE - Betty Helen Randolph, 65, of Cottageville died Nov. 11, 2003.
She is survived by sons, Hurley Randolph of Chelyan, Michael Randolph of Letart, Billy Randolph and Ronald Randolph of Cottageville; brother, Joseph Randolph of Walton; sisters, Patsy Hersman of Gandeeville, Marie Cobb of Ravenswood, Katie Shaffer and Ortha Parsons of Ripley; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.