Obituaries

Wilford Goff Bush

Wilford Goff “Bud” Bush, 77, of Turkey Lick Road, Tanner, W.Va., departed this earthly life on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at his residence near Tanner following an extended illness. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Ellyson Mortuary Inc., Glenville. Burial will ...

Emeri Alexandra Connery

Emeri Alexandra Connery, 26, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Big Stone Gap, Va. She was a 2011 graduate of Eastern High School, Reedsville, Oh. and obtained a Master’s in Health Administration. Emeri’s love, happiness and passion for life was easy to see from day one. These ...

Rosetta Anderson Dawson

Rosetta Anderson Dawson, 82, of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away March 16, 2019, at Camden Clark Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Carol A. Grum

Carol Ann McGlumphy Grum, 82, passed into the higher service of her Lord on March 13, 2019 at Valley Hospice in Steubenville, Ohio. She was born February 20, 1937 the daughter of the late William G. and Katherine Holowid McGlumphy III. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a ...

Shawn Michael Lynch

Shawn Michael Lynch, 42, of Waverly, WV passed away on March 12, 2019 at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born in Parkersburg, WV a son of Fred and Sandy Lynch of Waverly. Shawn was best known for his loving spirit and witty sense of humor - he knew how to warm hearts and make everyone smile and ...

Emmett Wayne Melrose

Emmett Wayne Melrose, 74, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Camden Clark Medical Center. He was born May 16, 1944, in Parkersburg, the son of the late Forrest Glenn and Sylvia Bea Pyles Melrose. Wayne retired from Department of Highways after 17 years of service and ...

Pauline Murphy

Pauline Murphy, 82, of Vienna, W.Va., passed away March 16, 2019, at Camden Clark Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Evelyn Parsons

Evelyn Roberta Simmons Parsons, 89, of Parkersburg passed away March 15, 2019 at Camden Clark Medical Center. She was born on July 7, 1929 in Parkersburg and was the daughter of late Rama and Opal Anderson Simmons. Evelyn loved animals and gardening. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed ...

Janice Fern Parsons

Janice Fern Parsons, 77, of Washington, died March 14, 2019 at her residence in under the loving care of her family and Housecalls Hospice. She was born on November 27, 1941 in Wayne, WV, the daughter of the late Elzie Lee and Ada Bradshaw Adkins. Janice is survived by her three children ...

Valerie Nicole Stevens

Valerie Nicole Stevens, of Belpre, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday morning, March 14, 2019, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was the loving daughter of Randy and Debbie Stevens, sister to brother, Philip, and precious granddaughter to paternal grandmother, Dorothy Stevens. She left ...

Oleta Marie Kerns Williams

Oleta Marie Kerns Williams, 83, of Parkersburg, passed away surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Elmcroft Assisted Living of Marietta, OH. She was born January 26, 1936, near Cairo, WV, the daughter of the late Arthur and Zelma Michael Kerns. Oleta was a 1953 ...

Margaret Linda Ary

Margaret Linda Ary, 75, of Washington, WV, passed away March 15, at her home under the loving care of her husband and Amedisys Hospice. A private cremation will take place at Mid-Ohio Valley Cremation Society’s on-site crematory.

Opal Bunch

Opal Bunch, 98, of Pennsboro, WV, departed this life on Friday, March 15, 2019, at Pine View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville, WV. Opal was born May 1, 1920 in Greenwood, WV, a daughter of the late Michael and Maude (Batton) Dotson. For 17 years, Opal worked as a teacher at ...

Maggie Drake

Maggie Drake, 97, of Spencer, died March 13, 2019. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Visitation will be two hours before the service.

Elizabeth Caroline Forella

Elizabeth Caroline (Powell) Forella, oldest daughter of the late Vera Madeline (Payne) Powell and the late Raymond Luther Powell, was born in Clarksburg, WV. She entered into eternal rest at home surrounded by her loved ones. She was predeceased by her sisters Suzanne (Powell) Mushrush and ...

Rev. John E. Meadows

Rev. John E. Meadows, 77, of Spencer, died March 14, 2019. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Janice Fern Parsons

Janice Fern Parsons, 77, of Washington, W.Va., died March 14, 2019 at her residence in under the loving care of her family and Housecalls Hospice. A private cremation will take place at Mid-Ohio Valley Cremation Society’s on-site crematory.

Valerie Nicole Stevens

Valerie Nicole Stevens, 35, of Belpre, OH, passed away, Thursday March 14, 2019. Sunset Memorial Funeral Home of Parkersburg, WV is assisting the family.

Oleta Marie Kerns Williams

Oleta Marie Kerns Williams, 83, of Parkersburg, passed away surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Elmcroft Assisted Living of Marietta, OH. She was born January 26, 1936, near Cairo, WV, the daughter of the late Arthur and Zelma Michael Kerns. Oleta was a 1953 ...

Teresa Johnson Allender

Teresa Johnson Allender, 57, of Parkersburg, formerly of Marietta, passed away March 13, 2019 at Camden Clark Medical Center. A private cremation will take place at Mid-Ohio Valley Cremation Society’s on-site crematory.