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Edith M. West
Date and Time of Service: Sunday, February 6, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
Edith M. West, 90, of Belpre, Ohio died Friday, February 4, 2005 at her residence. She was born August 17, 1914 in Braxton County, WV, a daughter of the late Ithmer C. and Lucy G. Sheifer Horner. She retired from Corning Glass Works after 25 years of service and was a member of Grace Gospel Church in Pettyville, WV. Edith is survived by one niece, Vera Brothers of Vienna, WV; a caregiver, Carol Stanley of Parkersburg, WV; and special friends, Dr. Elizabeth Norod and Connie Allman of Belpre, OH. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James F. West; and a brother, Charles Lee Horner. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, WV with Pastors Mike Allen and Bill Angel officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen North Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Sally L. Richards
Date and Time of Service: Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Sally L. Hicks Richards, 100, of Parkersburg, WV went to be with her Lord Thursday, February 3, 2005 at the Willows Nursing Facility. She was born October 1, 1904 in Dingus, WV, a daughter of the late Rev. William H. and Ala Jeffrey Hicks. She was a homemaker and a member of South Parkersburg United Methodist Church for 53 years, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the United Methodist Women for 40 years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star #140 of Parkersburg for 44 years. Sally was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Sally is survived by two nieces, Patsy Hicks Sinnett and her husband, Jack, of Belpre, OH and Barbara Flinn Reeder of Parkersburg, WV; two nephews, Charles Shafer and his wife, Pat, of Beverly, OH and Harold Hicks and his wife, Ginny, of Nutterfork, WV; one niece-in-law, Dorothy Hicks of Parkersburg, WV; one great-nephew, Harry A. Reeder of Vienna, WV; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lee R. Richards, in 1998; two sons, Robert Lee and Charles Toby Richards; three sisters; and one brother. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, WV with the Rev. Rick Brown and the Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m.

Lois J. Cookson
Date and Time of Service: Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
Lois Jeanne Cookson, 81, died Monday, January 31, 2005 at Sunbridge Nursing Facility in Parkersburg, WV. She was born July 22, 1923 in Wood County, WV, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Bertha Radcliff Hull. She was a 1941 graduate of Parkersburg High School; a World War II Navy veteran; she formerly worked at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital as a nursing assistant; and she worked at Dils Department Store as a sales clerk. She was a member of the Liberty Street Church of God where she sang in the choir and was a member of the VFW Blennerhassett Post 1212 of Parkersburg. She is survived by two daughters, Susan Hammer and Pam Boston and her husband, Chuck, all of Parkersburg, WV; two sons, Frank Cookson and his wife, Jane, of Wilson, NC and Richard Cookson of Marietta, OH; two sisters, Lyla Modesitt of Parkersburg, WV and Susie Hill and her husband, Arch, of Wheeling, WV; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William Hull. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, February 5, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, WV with Pastor Brian Harrell officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen South Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post 15 of Parkersburg. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Irene E. Jones
Date and Time of Service: Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.
Irene Elizabeth Ahart Jones, 94, of Sanford, FL, formerly of Parkersburg, WV died Monday, January 31, 2005 at her residence. She was born June 27, 1910 in Athens, OH, a daughter of the late George and Sarah Russell Ahart. Irene spent most of her life in Parkersburg, WV where she worked the front desk at Staley's Dry Cleaners and later as a drapery consultant at Dils Brothers where she retired. She and her late husband, Barney, enjoyed camping and fishing along the Kanawha River, where they hosted many large family fish fries. Shortly after retirement, Irene and Barney moved to Miami, FL and then to Orlando, FL to be near her sister, Ruth Harrison, and family. While in Florida, Irene enjoyed bingo and attending church. She maintained her membership, however, at the Christ United Methodist Church in Parkersburg since 1965. Irene was a special 'Auntie' to many nieces and nephews. She had a heart of gold and a wonderful outlook on life. She will be missed by all whom she touched. She is survived by one sister, Ruth Harrison; one stepson, Larry Jones; several nieces and nephews, Connie Harrison, Chuck Wade, Bill Wade, Linda Ahart Affolter, Bill Ahart, Jim Ahart, Evelyn Ahart Nolan and Mary Ahart Nolan; and one great-nephew, Aaron Thiel. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, WV with the Rev. Casey Stinespring officiating. Burial will be in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mamie Cooper
Date and Time of Service: Friday, February 4, 2005 at 2:30 p.m.
Mamie Cooper, 74, of Parkersburg, WV passed away Monday, January 31, 2005 at the Eagle Pointe Nursing Facility. She was born March 21, 1930 in Wood County, WV, a daughter of the late Thomas and Ruby Deem Allman. Mamie was a homemaker and was Baptist by faith. Surviving are three children, Ruth Adkins and her husband, Stanley, of Mt. Alto, WV and Delbert Cooper and Teddy Allman, both of Parkersburg, WV; nine grandchildren; and twenty-two great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Lewis Cooper; two children, Shirley Underwood and George Lewis Cooper, Jr.; one sister; five brothers; and two grandchildren. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, WV with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery, Parkersburg. Friends may call from 6 - 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Gilbert E. Bryan
Date and Time of Service: Private
Gilbert Eugene Bryan, 63, of Vienna, WV passed away Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. Gilbert was born June 11, 1941 in Marietta, Ohio. He was a member of South Parkersburg Jehovah's Witnesses and worked for many years at Iddings Trucking in Lowell, Ohio as a truck driver. In 1958, he married Rebecca E. Green. They would have been married 47 years on June 6, 2005. He has three children, Mark and his wife, Dee, of Veto, OH, Michael and his wife, Jennie, of Marietta, OH and Becky Rae Rollison and her husband, Donnie, of Waterford, OH; a sister, Joyce Skinner of Marietta, OH; eight grandchildren, April of Vienna, WV, Eric of Parkersburg, WV, Michael of Marietta, OH, Aaron of Vienna, WV, Jenna of Veto, OH, Courtney and Jamie of Waterford, OH and Melanie of Lubeck, WV; five great-grandchildren, who were the apple of his eye, Amory, his youngest and sweet granddaughter, Dillon Scott, McKinzie, Abby and Ethan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Thelma Gilchrist Bryan Stanley; one brother, Allen Lee; and a sister, Lynette Stanley. Gilbert was a hard worker who loved his family very much and he will be greatly missed. There will be no funeral services. These were his wishes.

Jean M. Mylar
Date and Time of Service: Friday, February 4, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Jean Marie Langfitt Mylar, 77, of Vienna, WV died Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was born in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of the late William B. and Virginia Marie Wright Langfitt. She was a retired registered nurse, having graduated from Parkersburg Community College. She had worked several years for Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Parkersburg Chapter 14 and the North Parkersburg Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of over 19 years, Harry C. Mylar; a daughter, Mardeen Rogers of Greensburg, PA; a son, Jeffery King of Akron, OH; a stepson, Ryan King of Parkersburg, WV; four grandchildren; and nine step-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Aleine Langfitt; and an infant son, Charles King. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 4, 2005 at North Parkersburg Baptist Church, 3109 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV with the Reverend Kent Boone officiating. Burial will be in the Paden Memorial Gardens near Paden City, WV. Friends may call from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna, WV and one hour prior to service time Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Christian School, 3109 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV 26104.

Betty J. Kirby
Date and Time of Service: Friday, February 4, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.
Betty Jean Kirby, 72, of Riverview, Florida passed into the Lord's loving arms on Sunday, January 30, 2005 at her residence. She was born April 3, 1932 in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of the late Okey and Ollie Belknap Blosser. Betty was a full-time employee of Brooker Elementary School in Brandon, FL and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Robert Kirby; eight children, Cathy Metz of St. Marys, WV, Donna Sands of Brandon, FL, Sandra Gwynn of Parkersburg, WV, Robert J. Kirby of Pensacola, FL, Susan Holland of Orlando, FL, Bruce Kirby of Richmond, VA, Tina Williams of St. Marys, WV and Lisa Straight of St. Marys, WV; two brothers, Clifton Blosser of New Matamoras, OH and Ralph 'Sonny' Blosser of Parkersburg, WV; 19 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Carol McIntire. A celebration of her life will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, WV with the Rev. Gene Hutton officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Rev. William Combs
Date and Time of Service: Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 3:00 p.m.
The Reverend William L. 'Bud' Combs, 78, of Parkersburg, WV went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 30, 2005 at the Willows Nursing Facility. He was born July 5, 1926 in Maysville, KY, a son of the late Earl and Jessie Mineer Combs. Rev. Combs was the current pastor of the Wesleyan Chapel Church and for the past several years, he was an employee of Lambert-Tatman Funeral Services. Bud is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Rosetta Souder Combs; ten children; forty-one grandchildren; sixty-two great-grandchildren; and five sisters. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three children; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and one brother. Services will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, WV with Pastors Winfield Poe and Alan Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family requests donations be made in memory of Pastor Combs to the Wesleyan Chapel Church, attn: Pearl Byers, Treasurer, Route 3, Box 285-A, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Ralph W. Enoch
Date and Time of Service: Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
Ralph Wilmer 'Elby' Enoch, 86, of Parkersburg, WV traveled home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 30, 2005 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. While on this earth, many lives were touched by his passion and love for life. Elby was born July 30, 1918 in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Clarence Elbert and Elsie Roberts Enoch. In his 86 years, he enjoyed life to the fullest sharing it with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many beloved friends. He touched everyone's soul in his own special way. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and received four medals for meritorious service. He was retired from Johns Mansville with 34 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 15, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Senior Men's Golf League at Worthington Golf Course. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Elby was a Big Red football player and a huge fan. He loved to dance, fish, hunt, golf and spend time on the river. He is survived by his children, Gene and Barbara Enoch of Fort Myers, FL, Gerald and Bonnie Enoch of Parkersburg, WV, William Gilbert of Pensacola, FL, Michael Enoch of Las Vegas, NV, Nancy and Doug Batton of Pensacola, FL, Joseph and Maria Enoch of Bay City, TX, Karen and Keith Turner of Vienna, WV and Bill Lee of Vienna, WV; one brother, Clarence 'June' E., Jr. and wife, Verona Enoch, of Vienna, WV; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four wonderful caregivers, Marcy, Sheryl, Patti and Gloria. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Dare Enoch; his second wife, Edna Buckner Enoch; his third wife, Grace Hartleben Enoch; a grandson, Brian Gilbert; and three brothers, Freeman Enoch, Gilford 'Jack' Enoch and Denver Enoch. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, WV with the Rev. R. Michael Goff officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen South Cemetery with full military rites by American Legion Post 15. Friends may call from 2 - 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Geraldine M. Starcher
Date and Time of Service: Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.
Geraldine Marie Bland Starcher, 95, of Parkersburg, WV died Sunday, January 30, 2005 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg. She was born in Bull River, WV, a daughter of the late Harvey and Martha Jane Ball Bland. She was the former owner and operator of Starcher's Grocery Store and Service Station in Pleasant Hill, WV and was a member of the Chapel Baptist Church in Nobe, WV. She is survived by four daughters, Janet Ramona Holliday and her husband, John, of Newark, OH, Phyllis L. Fetty and her husband, Patrick, of Sweet Springs, WV, Roberta R. McCoy and her husband, Jim, of Smithville, WV and Beverly Ann Prince and her husband, Bill, of Smithville, WV; ten grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Alton Starcher; a daughter, Carolyn J. Starcher; a grandson, James C. McCoy; two brothers; and one sister. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, WV with the Reverend Gene Hutton officiating. Burial will be in the Chapel Baptist Church cemetery in Nobe, WV. Friends may call from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Mary J. Rasel
Date and Time of Service: Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Mary Jackson Rasel, 77, of Parkersburg, WV passed away Saturday, January 29, 2005 at the Marietta Nursing and Rehab Center, Marietta, Ohio. She was born February 6, 1927 in Wood County, WV, a daughter of the late James M. and Edna Mellinger Jackson. She had worked at Corning Glass, Sears, Hallmark and as a real estate agent. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, had served as a former YWCA Board member and served as a volunteer for both the March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society. She was an avid gardener and a true lover of all nature. Mary is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Rasel Tribett, and her husband, Stephen, of Fleming, OH; one sister, Betty Jackson Farnsworth of Parkersburg, WV; two grandchildren, Jason and Justin Tribett of Parkersburg, WV; one niece; one nephew; and aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harley 'Roz' Rasel, Jr. in 1995. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, WV with Reverend James Kinsler officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Monday and one prior to service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are preferred to the charity of the donor's choice.

Clara E. Dowler
Date and Time of Service: Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 2:30 p.m.
Clara E. Dowler, 81, of Parkersburg, WV died Thursday, January 27, 2005 at the Eagle Pointe Nursing Facility. She was born in Wood County, WV, a daughter of the late John E. and Georgia Reeder Houck. She was a homemaker and a member of the Amiable Homemakers Club in Parkersburg. She is survived by her husband, Lester V. Dowler; three daughters, Dianne McClung of Mineral Wells, WV, Patty Williams and her husband, Bob, of St. Marys, WV and Rose Jackson and her husband, Paul, of Belleville, WV; two sons, Paul Dowler and his wife, Lee, of Williamstown, WV and Ray Dowler and his wife, Kathy, of Parkersburg, WV; one sister, Beatrice Matteson of Everett, WA; two brothers, George Houck and Reeder Houck, both of Parkersburg, WV; nine grandchildren, Craig Williams, Brett Williams, Dixi Gathman, Angela Richardson, Leslie Dowler, David Dowler, James Dowler, Amanda Dowler and Ian Brown; and six great-grandchildren, Alana, Hannah and Reagan Williams, Eli Brown and Miah and Anna Gathman. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Flora Houck and Mary Newbanks; one brother, John Houck, Jr.; one grandson, Jeremiah Jackson; and one son-in-law, Ed McClung. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, WV with Pastor Randy Kochsperger officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen South Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home.

Lillian I. Cline
Date and Time of Service: Friday, January 28, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
Lillian I. Cline, 96, of Mineral Wells, WV passed away January 26, 2005 at her residence. She was born February 3, 1908 in Wirt County, WV, a daughter of the late Charles E. and Ida May Deem Davis. Lillian married Albert L. Cline on December 3, 1926, who preceded her in death in June, 1976. She was a homemaker and a long-time member of the Big Tygart United Methodist Church, where she served as adult Sunday school teacher. She is survived by two sons, Harold Cline and wife, Norma, and Garold Cline and wife, Linda, all of Mineral Wells, WV; one daughter, Roberta Price of Mineral Wells, WV; two grandsons, Garold Cline, Jr. and Ronald Cline, both of Mineral Wells, WV; and one foster son, Alfred Martin of Texas. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Clarence E., Harry L., Raymond K. and the Rev. L.K. Davis; and two sisters, Annie E. Gilbert and Docia B. Reeder. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, WV with Pastor Jeff Mayfield officiating. Interment will follow at the Big Tygart Rockport Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Troy L. Wood
Date and Time of Service: Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
Troy L. Wood, 40, of Vienna, WV passed away Monday, January 24, 2005 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 27, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna, WV with the Rev. Sandy Runnion officiating. Services will conclude with burial at Evergreen North Cemetery. Friends may call from Noon until service time Thursday at the funeral home.

Vance J. Rothwell
Date and Time of Service: Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
Vance J. 'Butch' Rothwell, 53, of Parkersburg, WV passed away Monday, January 24, 2005 at his residence. He was born December 7, 1951 in Wood County, WV, a son of the late Arlo Lewis and Bessie Elizabeth Alleman Rothewell. Butch worked for Industrial Contractors, Inc. as an electrician, was a member of the I.B.E.W. Local 968 and was a member of the F.O.E. Lodge 2307, Masonic Lodge 169 and the Ben Bey Grotto. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Barbara Matheny Rothwell; one son, Todd Rothwell of Alabama; one daughter, Heidi Stearns of Georgia; two grandchildren; three stepsons, Jeffrey Matheny and his wife, Faline, and Scott Matheny, all of Parkersburg, WV and Jay Matheny of Maryland; one stepdaughter, Tracy Gault of Parkersburg, WV; seven stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Joan Sensabaugh. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, January 27, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, WV with Pastor Bernard Vandergrift officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites by Masonic Lodge 169. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Ralph M. Gibson
Date and Time of Service: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Ralph Morgan Gibson, 75, of Smithville, WV passed away Saturday, January 22, 2005 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born in Ritchie County, WV, a son of the late Ralph Justin and Ida Mae Haught Gibson. Ralph was a graduate of Mountain State Business College, was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and retired with 30 years of service as postmaster in Smithville, WV. Surviving is his wife of 42 years, Mary L. Gibson; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack R. and Darla Shiflet, of Maryville, TN; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa D. and George M. Schott, of Vienna, WV; a son, Eric A. Gibson, of Godfrey, IL; three grandchildren, Jason R. Shiflet of Harrisville, WV, Jennifer L. Shiflet of Weirton, WV and Chase McDaniels of Pennsboro, WV; and one sister, Jean Satterfield of Cairo, WV. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Juanita Coram, of Parkersburg, WV. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna, WV with Pastor Jack Harris officiating. Interment will follow a the IOOF Cemetery, Harrisville, WV. Friends may call from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family requests that memorials be made to Eric A. Gibson (autistic) in Illinois as a final gift from his father. Envelopes will provided at the funeral home or you may mail donations to Eric in care of Mary Gibson, 1206 31st Street, Vienna, WV 26105.

Alice S. Roush
Date and Time of Service: Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Alice Sheridan Roush, 66, of Belpre, Ohio died Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at her home. Alice was born February 13, 1938 in Altoona, PA, the daughter of the late Paul J. and Norma C. Sheridan. She first worked for the C&P Telephone Company, and then returning to college after having a family, she graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. She earned her Master of Education from Marietta College, also graduating summa cum laude. Alice was twice listed in both Who's Who Among Students and Who's Who Among Teachers, and she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an academic honor sorority. She taught for the Belpre City Schools for thirty years and was an active member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Alice brought beauty into the lives of all who knew her. Her love and appreciation of the arts, including music, theater, the visual arts and dance was contagious. In addition, she was involved in Relay For Life as well as numerous other group and individual charitable causes. Alice loved the challenge of playing both contract and duplicate bridge, enjoyed both cultural and shopping outings with the friends and family she so valued. The most important thing to Alice was her family whom she loved immeasurably. Paul and Alice Roush were married for nearly forty-eight years. They have three children and nine grandchildren. She enjoyed immensely her summers, vacationing in the south with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Paul Roush; children, Jennie Antes and husband, Jim, of Hudson, OH, Jack Roush and wife, Melinda, of Vienna, WV and Sarah Bento and husband, Mike, of Toledo, OH. In addition, she is survived by nine grandchildren, Emily, Sarah and Ellen Antes, Tony, Sheridan, Leighton and Dryden Roush and Mary and Anne Marie Bento; and a brother, Jeff Sheridan and wife, Peggy. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Norma Sheridan; and a brother, James Sheridan. A funeral mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2005 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 2500 Dudley Avenue, Parkersburg, WV with Father Joseph Peterson as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, WV. A wake service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Humane Society of Parkersburg, P.O. Box 392, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

Chelcie C. Williamson
Date and Time of Service: Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 12:00 Noon
Chelcie C. 'Creed' Williamson, 71, of Vienna, WV passed away Thursday, January 20, 2005 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born in Jackson County, WV a son of the late Dale and Letha B. Miller Williamson. Chelcie was an 8 year U.S. Air Force veteran, had worked for more than 35 years for area monument companies as an engraver and memorialist and for the past several years was employed by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Services. He was a member of the 36th Street Church of Christ in Vienna, WV. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia A. Murphy Williamson; two sons, Michael D. Williamson and his wife, Debbie, of Vienna, WV and C. Steve Williamson and his wife, Renee, of Marietta, OH; two daughters, Brenda K. Williamson of Vienna, WV and Sue Ann Mead and her husband, Chuck, of New London, OH; eleven grandchildren, Shannon, Chad, Dawn, Jesse, Eric, Morgan, Caleb, Tracy, Micah, April and Chelsie Renee; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Sonny Williamson and his wife, Phyllis, of Parkersburg, WV; two sisters, Roberta Williamson of Parkersburg, WV and Barbara Moss and her husband, Rex, of Boaz, WV; and Becky Williamson, mother of Jessee and Eric, of Boaz, WV. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers. Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon Saturday, January 22, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna, WV with Evangelist Tom Butterfield officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery, Williamstown, WV. Friends may call from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Donald D. Sams
Date and Time of Service: Monday, January 24, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
Donald Dallard Sams, 74, of Parkersburg, WV died Thursday, January 20, 2005 at his residence. He was born December 27, 1930 in Wood County, WV a son of the late Alexander L. and Elfie C. Ohse Sams. He was a self-employed painter and a Protestant by faith. He is survived by his wife, Alma Tufts Sams; three sons, Terry Sams and Jeffery Sams, both of Parkersburg, WV and James Sams of Mantua, OH; one daughter, Debra Kennell of Louisville, OH; one sister, Helen DeVore of Fredericktown, OH; one brother, Fred Sams of Industry, PA; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter and two sons. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m Monday, January 24, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, WV with Evangelist Teddy Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Lubeck Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Lorita L. Roton
Date and Time of Service: Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
Lorita Lee 'Rita' Ferguson Roton, 80, of Parkersburg, WV passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born August 27, 1924 in Greenbottom, Cabell County, WV, a daughter of the late E. Boyd and Neva Saunders Ferguson. Rita was a volunteer at the St. Joseph's Hospital, a homemaker and a member of the South Parkersburg Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Ernest B. 'Tom' Roton and his wife, Cindy, of Parkersburg, WV, Danny R. Roton, Sr. and his wife, Shirley, of Williamstown, WV and Randall V. Roton and his wife, Lois, of Parkersburg, WV; one brother, Raymond Ferguson, of Belpre, OH; two sisters, Aleda Life of Parkersburg, WV and Barbara Ahmer of Struthers, OH; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Roton, in 1991 after 50 years of marriage; and a son, Buddy Roton. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 20, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, WV with Pastors Joe Busch, Ed Rogers and Bill Brown officiating. Interment will follow at the Evergreen South Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Grace E. Full
Date and Time of Service: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 12:30 p.m.
Grace E. Winters Full, 89, of Parkersburg, WV passed away January, 17, 2005 at the Willows Nursing Facility. She was born May 18, 1915 at Horseshoe Run, WV, a daughter of the late Silas Camden and Ella May Calhoun Winters. She and her husband, Clariden, were owners of the Hallmark Card Shop on Zanesville, Ohio. She was a member of the Grace Brethren Church in south Parkersburg, WV. Grace is survived by her son, David Full, and his wife, Norma L., of Athens, OH; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clariden A. Full; her two daughters, Donna Lou Full and Della Mae Full; and four sisters. Services will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, WV with Pastor Scott Hannus officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

O. Ray Echard
Date and Time of Service: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
O. Ray Echard, 68, of Parkersburg, WV passed away Sunday, January 16, 2005 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. He was born January 13, 1937 in Harrisville, WV, a son of the late Henry an Rachel Welch Echard. He was a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church, had been an employee of GE Plastics and had served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Naomi Rubin-Echard; a son, Stewart Echard and his wife, Sonja, of Parkersburg, WV; a daughter, Tracey Echard of Parkersburg, WV; two stepsons, Rick Rubin and his wife, Pam, and Matthew Rubin, all of Parkersburg, WV; a brother, Bill Echard of Mellon, WV; three sisters, Doris Tibbs of Larkmead, WV, Betty Echard of California and Mary Ellen Echard of Ohio; two grandchildren, Lindsey Echard and Scott Leisure; and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Cody. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Echard; three brothers; and a sister. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, WV with the Rev. Jerry Caplinger officiating. Burial will be in the Welch Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Marion M. Jones
Date and Time of Service: Convenience of family in Kearny, NJ.
Marion M Jones, 78, of Parkersburg, WV passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at her residence. She was born July 21, 1926 in Jersey City, NJ, a daughter of the late David MacLeod and Janet Yates MacLeod Dick. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Kearny, NJ, a member of MOVRC Senior Corps and was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. She is survived by one son, Glenn Jones, of Parkersburg, WV; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Jones of Martinsburg, WV, David Jones of Parkersburg, WV, and Jessica, Mali and Aaron Jones, all of Albuquerque, NM. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Jones; one son, Wayne Jones; and one sister, Elizabeth V. Parker. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family in Kearny, NJ. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 380 Kearny Avenue, Kearny, NJ, 07032 or to the Salvation Army, 534 5th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, WV.

Mary L. Stephens
Date and Time of Service: Monday, January 17, 2005 at 1:30 p.m.
Mary L. Stephens, 72, of Parkersburg, WV died Friday, January 14, 2005 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg. She was born July 26, 1932 in Jackson County, WV, a daughter of the late Grover C. and Sarah Province Stephens. Mary was a U.S. Army veteran and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Mineral Wells, WV. She is survived by one brother, Jack Stephens and his wife, Betty, of Mineral Wells, WV; one sister, Ruth Rector of Milledgeville, GA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Carl Stephens; and two sisters, Gail Lennard and Mabel Vannoy. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, January 17, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, WV with Mary's nephew, the Rev. Stephen P. Rector, officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Patrick G. Brake, Jr.
Date and Time of Service: Monday, January 17, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Patrick 'Pat' Gold Brake, Jr., 58, of Parkersburg, WV died Thursday, January 13, 2005 at his residence. He was born December 27, 1946 in Newport, OH, a son of the late Patrick Gold, Sr. and Wanda Wenonah Curry Brake. He attended Newport local schools, graduating from Newport High School in 1946. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1969. He was retired from Peoples Life Insurance Co., now known as Monumental Life Insurance Co., after 23 years of service. He was a member of LUTCF and was a Methodist by faith. He is survived by his wife, Debra L. Whited Brake; one daughter, Rebecca N. Brake, of the home; two sons, Mark Patrick Brake and his wife, Nicole, and Sean Christopher Brake and his wife, Melanie, all of Texas; one stepdaughter, Melissa Pyles, of Boaz, WV; one grandson, Elijah Bryson Brake; two step grandchildren, Gavin and Lilly Pyles; one sister, Phyllis E. Brake of Marietta, OH; two half-sisters, Betty Davidson of Marietta, OH and Mildred Wilfong of Rock Cave, WV; one half-brother, Roy Ervin and his wife, Rosalee, of Rock Cave, WV; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one half-brother, Richard Brake. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, WV with the Reverend Arthur L. Bennett, III officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens with full military rites by American Legion Post 15. Friends may call from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Emma D. Dalson
Date and Time of Service: Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.
Emma Diotti Dalson, 85, of the Sunbridge Health Care Facility, Parkersburg, WV and formerly of Vienna, WV passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital. She was born September 7, 1919 in Bellaire, OH, a daughter of the late Albert and Ruth Lucrezi Diotti. She retired from St. Joseph Seminary as head cook after 14 years of service. She was a member of Vienna Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star, Vienna Chapter #151. She is survived by three children, Robert E. Gray and his wife, Pat, of Salem, VA, Evelyn G. Clovis and her husband, George, of Garland, TX and William L. Gray and his wife, Patricia, of Woodsfield, OH; one grandson, Matthew L. Gray of Woodsfield, OH; three nieces; and one nephew. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna, WV with the Rev. Nathan E. Williams officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Freda B. Slack
Date and Time of Service: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
Freda Belle Lake Cook Slack, 83, of Parkersburg, WV passed away Sunday, January 9, 2005 at her residence. She was born December 7, 1921 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, a daughter of the late Arthur and Lena Stephens Lake. Freda was a homemaker and a charter member of the First Sams Creek Baptist Church. Surviving is her husband, Austin A. Slack; one son, Gene Cook and his wife, Elaine, of Mineral Wells, WV; three daughters, Janice Morehead and her husband, Ed, of Byron, GA, Phyllis McCord and her husband, Jeff, of Pettyville, WV and Denise Miller and her husband, Bob, of Mineral Wells, WV; one stepson, Robert Slack and his wife, Nancy, of Boaz, WV; one stepdaughter, Violet M. Wilson of Parkersburg, WV; one sister, Betty Chidester of Parkersburg, WV; her son-in-law, Walter Shrubb, of Parkersburg, WV; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William A. Cook, in 1975; her daughter, Lois Shrubb; her infant son, Charles Cook; her daughter-in-law, Wilma Cook; and her brother, Robert Lake. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike Street, south Parkersburg, WV with Carl Radcliff officiating. Interment will be at the Sams Cemetery, Missouri Run Road. Friends may call from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Blanche Thorn
Date and Time of Service: Friday, January 7, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.
Blanche White Thorn, 96, of Vienna, WV died Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at the Arcadia Nursing Center. She was born in Tyler County, WV, a daughter of the late Arthur and Emma Weekley White. She was a member of the 36th Street Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Jack Thorn and his wife, Mary Ann, of Vienna, WV; a daughter, Reta Brose of Wausau, WI; seven grandchildren, Sudona Lombard and her husband, Kevin, of Boaz,WV, Andrea Starkey and her husband, Brant, of Mingo Junction, OH, Steve Brose of Hickory Hills, IL, Cynthia Unser and her husband, Mike, of Justice, IL, Nancy Hoffman and her husband, Edward, of Mosinee, WI, Sherry Davis and her husband, Cliff, of Charleston, SC and Kay Thorn of Guam; and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Thorn, of Washington, WV. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Thorn, in 1980; two sons, Eugene Thorn and Bill Thorn; a daughter, Donna Thorn; three brothers; two sisters; and a grandson. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 7, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 3005 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna, WV with Evangelist Tom Butterfield officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen North Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 - 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests memorials be made in her memory to the Ohio Valley College.

William W. America
Date and Time of Service: Graveside January 6, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.
William W. America, 87, of Parkersburg, WV passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at the Worthington Manor Nursing Facility. He was born September 9, 1917 in Doddridge County, WV, a son of the late Wesley and Anna America. William was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, had retired from Midland Grocery where he worked in sales and was a Baptist by faith. He is survived by his wife Genevieve 'Genny' Lantz America; two daughters, Terry Davis (Timothy) of Delaware, OH and Brenda Ewanus (Donald) of Huntington, WV; three granddaughters, Amanda Duffy (Christian) of Pennsylvania and Kristen and Jennifer Ewanus, both of Huntington, WV; and four sisters, Wilma Ash of Parkersburg, WV, Katherine Tucker of Wooster, OH, Maude Weaver of Greenwood, WV and Mary Rollins of Elizabeth, WV. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2005 at Parkersburg Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jim Yoak officiating. Arrangements and services have been entrusted to the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, WV. Donations may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 10th Avenue, Vienna, WV 26105.

Bernice M. Otto Smith
Date and Time of Service: Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Bernice M. Otto Smith, 78, of Parkersburg, WV passed away Saturday, January 1, 2005 at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, Ohio. She was born in Vienna, WV, a daughter of the late Joe and Iva Nelson Atkinson. She retired from Equitable Life Assurance Company after 20 years of service. She was a member of the Waverly Church of Christ, a volunteer at the Cedar Grove Personal Care Home and enjoyed working with crafts and gardening. Bernice is survived by three children, Earlene Dowler and her husband, Neil, of Parkersburg, WV, William 'Bill' Otto of Palm Springs, CA and Lori Armstrong of Jacksonville, NC; four grandchildren; one brother, Millard Atkinson of Phoenix, AZ; one sister, Betty Lou Wells of Mineral Well, WV; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Otto; her second husband, John Smith; one son, Robert M. Otto; three sisters; and two brothers. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, WV with Bob Long officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lula I. "Jean" Perdue
Date and Time of Service: Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Lula I. 'Jean' Perdue, 81, of Parkersburg, WV passed away Saturday, January 1, 2005 at her residence. She was born March 24, 1923 in Petroleum, WV, a daughter of the late George and Catherine Parr Robinson. She was a homemaker and as a child, attended the Nutter Farm Church. Jean is survived by two sons, Tom Perdue of Alexandria, VA and Jerry Perdue of Petroleum, WV; several grandchildren including Randy Rice who will be serving as an honorary pallbearer; several great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Arthur Robinson of Petroleum, WV and Ernest Robinson of Parkersburg, WV. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard D. Perdue; and one son, Gary Michael Perdue. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, WV with the Rev. Mr. Jerry Showalter officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Helen R. Busch
Date and Time of Service: Private Family Services
Helen R. Busch, 85, of Parkersburg, WV died Friday, December 31, 1004 at Eagle Pointe in Parkersburg, WV. She is survived by a daughter, Julie Roberts, of Parkersburg, WV; a son, Michael Ogdin, of Orlando, FL; a granddaughter, Christy Persinger, of Parkersburg, WV; and two great-grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green Street, Parkersburg, WV.


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