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Obituaries

Joann M. Smith

Joann M. Smith, 90, of Parkersburg passed away suddenly December 6, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on September 7, 1929 in Parkersburg and was the daughter of the late Ray and Pearl Perkins Williams. First and foremost, Joann was a wonderful mother ...

Rosalind Jean Baker

Rosalind Jean Baker, 71, of Cairo, died Dec. 1, 2019 at her residence. She was born August 6, 1948 at Petroleum, WV, the daughter of the late Francis Edwin and Dorothy Mae Rutherford Jonas. Rosalind worked for 35 years 1968 until 2003 at the U.S. Treasury as Assistant Secretary for the tax ...

Wanda Knopp Buckley

Wanda Knopp Buckley, 83, of Parkersburg, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Eagle Point Nursing Facility. She was born March 9, 1936, in Roane County, WV, a daughter of the late Harold Clifford and Charlottie Staats Knopp. Wanda was a graduate of Parkersburg High School and retired ...

Larry Gene Butler

Larry Gene Butler, 74, of Normantown died Dec. 4, 2019, at University Hospital Center, Clarksburg. Services are noon today at Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Arnoldsburg. Interment will be in Collins Community Cemetery.

Jensen Allen Ford

Jensen Allen Ford, age one, passed away peacefully in the arms of his mom and dad at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He was born November 27, 2018 in Marietta to Allie and Jason Ford. Jensen was a brave fighter who was always happy. He fought a hard battle and always had a smile on his face. ...

Roy Ray Harris

Roy Ray Harris, 56, of Walton, W.Va., died Dec. 5, 2019, at home. A gathering of family and friends will be held 1-2 p.m. today at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home in Spencer. Roy has been cremated and burial will be held at a later date.

Peggy Older

Peggy Older, 87, of Mount Dora, Fla., formerly of Vienna, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. A memorial ceremony will be held soon at Waterman Village in Mount Dora. Check SteversonHamlinHilbish.com for details.

Sheila Almeda Ruble

Sheila Almeda Ruble, 53, of Sistersville, (Willow Fork Community), died Dec. 5, 2019, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at McCullough Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro. Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Kyley Buvalla

Kyley Buvalla, 28, of Lowell died Dec. 5, 2019, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. No visitation. Burial will be held in Green Lawn Cemetery. McClure-Schafer-Lankford is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Humane Society of the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Jim Edward Dawson

Jim Edward Dawson, 49, died Dec. 4, 2019. Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m.. Interment will be in the McKim Cemetery, Wick, Tyler County.

Russell E. Grimm

September 8, 1928 to November 22, 2019 Russell was born to Marie and Allie Grimm in Parkersburg, West Virginia, where he grew up with four siblings. In the 4th grade he took up the trumpet, paving the way for a life intertwined with music. Russell graduated from Parkersburg High in 1946, ...

James Gurdon Haffner

James Gurdon Haffner, 78, of St. Clairsville died Dec. 1, 2019, at Wheeling Hospital. A private cremation will take place at Mid-Ohio Valley Cremation Society.

Shirley Herbold

Shirley Herbold, 84, Sistersville, died Dec. 4, 2019. Visitation is 10 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. Monday at Myers Funeral Home.

Glenna McMullen

Glenna McMullen, 86, of Middlebourne departed this life Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Sistersville General Hospital. She was born February 26, 1933 in Fayette County, WV, a daughter of the late Oliver and Rachel Hay Murphy. Glenna was a proud coal miner’s daughter who went on to graduate ...

Albert Edmond Roach

Albert Edmond Roach, 83, of Little Hocking passed away December 3, 2019 at his residence. He was born on October 2, 1936 in Rocksdale, WV and was the son of the late Kenna and Thelma Sampson Roach. Albert proudly served our country and retired from the United States Army. He then went on to ...

Gary C. Van Skiver Sr.

Gary C. Van Skiver Sr., 75, of Vienna, passed away December 4, 2019 at Camden Clark Medical Center. He was born May 7, 1944 in Sayre, PA, the son of the late Carlton Van Skiver and Charlena (Rose) Van Skiver. Gary served in the US Army from 1962 to 1965. He owned and operated Van’s Auto ...

Dorsel Vineyard

Dorsel Vineyard, 81, of Belpre, OH, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 at Wyngate Senior Living in Parkersburg, WV. He was born Dec. 13, 1937, in Reedsville, OH, son of the late Roy and Catherine Vineyard. He was a member of the National Guard and Gospel Baptist Church in Torch, OH. He also ...

Marilyn Joann Brum

Marilyn Joann Brum, 86, of Marietta died Dec. 4, 2019, at her home at Elmcroft. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta, with Roger Rush officiating. Burial in East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Jack A. Hill, Sr.

Jack A. Hill, Sr., 81, of Parkersburg, WV died Tuesday December 3, 2019 at CCMC Memorial Campus. He was born in Parkersburg, WV a son of the late Howard E. and Orma (Johnson) Hill. He was a 1956 graduate of Parkersburg High School where he was in A Capella Choir and on the Journal staff. He ...

Julia “Judy” Hicks Fetty

Julia “Judy” Hicks Fetty, 85 of Ripley, died Dec. 3, 2019, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a long illness. Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley. Burial will be in the Hicks Cemetery, Spencer. Visitation is from 11:30 a.m. until the time of ...