Obituaries

Dr. Poe J. Bailey

Dr. Poe J. Bailey

Dr. Poe J. Bailey, of Parkersburg, passed away April 26, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 30, 1924 in Cedarville, WV, the son of the late Lonnie P. and Manella Clauser Bailey. Dr. Bailey attended Marietta College and graduated from Northern Illinois College of Optometry. He practiced ...

Clyde Barringer

Clyde Barringer

Clyde Barringer, 86, of Belpre, OH passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Camden-Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, WV. He was born March 3, 1931 in Coolville, OH, son of the late James and Laura Pullins Barringer. Clyde was an Army Veteran and a member of the Aladdin Shrine Temple in ...

Debra L. Blackwell

Debra L. Blackwell

Debra Lynn Blackwell, 62, of Belpre passed away April 25, 2017 at Marietta Memorial Hospital following a short illness. She was born in Parkersburg, August 23, 1954, a daughter of the late Robert S. Jr. and Norma Jean Hoyler Vail. Debra graduated from New Dorp High School in New York while ...

Nancy D. Burchard

Nancy D. Burchard, 51, of Parkersburg, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at her residence. She was born August 1, 1965 in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Carrie Wires Wigal and Carl Wigal of Newport, Ohio. She is survived by her two children, Eden Sims of Parkersburg and Joseph Burchard also ...

Willy J. Fletcher

Willy J. Fletcher

Willy James Fletcher, 73, of Little Hocking, passed away April 24, 2017 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. He was born in Coe, WV, December 11, 1943, the eldest of four sons of the late Sylvester Clyde and Verlie Mullins Fletcher. Willy graduated from High School in 1961 and then from ...

Barbara Folger

Barbara Ann (Smith) Folger, 88, of Parkersburg, passed away April 15, 2017. She was born July 15, 1928 in Middlebourne, WV, a daughter of the late Warren Sprigg Smith and Iva (Baker) Smith. Barbara was a member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Harrisville, WV. She worked at ...

Donnis Hill

Donnis (Swadley) Hill, 87, formerly of Williamstown, passed away April 25, 2017 at Eagle Pointe Nursing Home. She was born in Cokley, WV, August 11, 1929, a daughter of the late John Swadley and Bonnie (Nutt) Swadley. Donnis was a member of Broadway Baptist Church for over 50 years. She ...

Jimmy Jarrett

Jimmy Jarrett

Patrolman Jimmy Jarrett, 84, of Vienna passed away April 25, 2017 at Camden Clark Medical Center. He was born January 24, 1933 in Rome, Georgia to the late Horton Nathaniel and Dixie Bell Cory Jarrett. He was in the first graduating class of the Police Academy in Charleston, WV, and retired ...

Annabelle Marie Cox Lurz

Annabelle Marie Cox Lurz, 92, of Joppa, Md., passed away April 23, 2017, in Bel Air, Md. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 28, at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Ravenswood. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, W.Va. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today at Roush ...

Janet Mendenhall

Janet Mendenhall, 66, of Marietta, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.

Linda Wenmoth

Linda Wenmoth, 66, of Parkersburg, passed away April 26, 2017. Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Erma Armstrong

Erma M. Armstrong, 87, of Coal Run, Ohio, passed away April 25, 2017. Funeral services 3 p.m. Friday, McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, burial Rainbow Cemetery, Lowell. Visitation 1-3 p.m. Friday.

Donald Brown

Donald E. Brown, 77, of Marietta, Ohio, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017. Memorial services 3 p.m. Saturday, Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home. Visitation one hour prior to services.

Isaac “Junior” Cogar

Isaac “Junior” Cogar

Isaac “Junior” Cogar, 93, of Belpre (formerly of Guysville), went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Belpre Landing. He was born May 30, 1923 in Removal, West Virginia, and was the son of the late Isaac A. and Iva L. Cogar. Isaac was a long-time member of White’s Chapel ...

Willy Fletcher

Willy James Fletcher, 73, of Little Hocking, Ohio, passed away April 24, 2017. Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre.

Marguerite “Maggie” V. Badgett Foulks

Marguerite “Maggie” V. Badgett Foulks

Marguerite “Maggie” V. Badgett Foulks, 92, of Parkersburg left her earthly body on April 23, 2017 when the Lord called come with me. She was born February 21, 1925, the daughter of the late Clarence and Beatrice Chancey Badgett. She was a member of the Baptist Temple, was a wife, ...

Jack A. Hill Jr.

Jack A. Hill Jr.

Jack A. Hill Jr., 51, of Middletown, OH, formerly of Parkersburg, passed away April 21, 2017 in North Carolina. He was the son of Jack A. Hill Sr. and Judith “Judy” J. Bateman Hill of Parkersburg, WV. Jack had worked for ‘ I Heart Radio’ , as a radio newscaster for the station ...

Gale Franklin “Frank” Keen

Gale Franklin “Frank” Keen

Gale Franklin “Frank” Keen, 92, of Spencer, died April 21, 2017, at the Roane General Hospital, Spencer. He was born December 20, 1924 at Newton, the son of the late Okey and Losa Wright Keen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, of 65 years, Alta V. Brannon ...

Calvin E. Lott

Calvin E. Lott

Calvin E. Lott passed away April 22, 2017, following a long fight with pneumonia after heart surgery at Ruby Memorial Hospital. He was 73 and lived on Rock Run Road, Walker. Calvin is survived by his three sons and their wives; David and Dee of Dallison, Daniel and Tamra of Walker, Doug and ...

Robert E. Lowe Sr.

Robert E. Lowe Sr. 89 of Elizabeth, WV, passed away Monday afternoon, April 24, 2017. He was born, May 17, 1928, in Elizabeth, WV, a son of the late Floyd and Melissa “Sissie” Cooper Lowe. He was a graduate of Wirt County High School, Class of 1947. Following graduation, he owned and ...