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Obituaries

John Lee Ayers

John Lee Ayers, 78, of Washington, West Virginia, passed away July 31st, 2020, at home. He was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia, November 26, 1941, the son of the late Samuel and Evelyn (George) Ayers. John graduated from Parkersburg High School with the Class of 1959 and proudly played the ...

James L. Block

James Louis “Lou” Block, 66, of Belpre, died July 31, 2020, at Belpre Landing Nursing & Rehabilitation. Lou was born October 1, 1953, in Marietta, OH, and was the son of the late John William and Mary Lee Cassidy Block. Lou was retired and he enjoyed playing golf. He was an avid Ohio ...

Lula Mae Donalson

Lula Mae Donalson, 97, of Parkersburg, passed away July 29, 2020, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born April 13, 1923, in Charleston, WV. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Florence Rader Samples. Lula attended South Parkersburg U.M.C. Left behind to cherish her memory, ...

Delores Jean Hoff

Delores Jean Hoff, 77, of Covington, Ga., formerly of Looneyville, died Tuesday July 28, 2020. Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 2, at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral.

Ronald M. Keener Sr.

Ronald Marion Keener Sr., 81, of Belpre, passed away August 1, 2020, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre.

Kevin L. Miller

Kevin Lee “Kip” Miller, 64, of St. Marys, WV, passed away, August 1, 2020. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2010, at 1 p.m. in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery (Park Section). There will be no calling hours. Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys is handling the arrangements.

Betty Jean Seth

Betty Jean Seth, 91, of Harrisville, WV, departed this life on Friday, July 31, 2020, at Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, WV. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Raiguel Funeral Home in Harrisville, WV is assisting the family with the ...

Pauline Mae Sims

Pauline Mae Sims, 81, of Washington, WV, went peacefully and beautifully to be with the Lord July 31, 2020, at the home of her daughter. Pauline was born October 6, 1938, in Belleville, WV, to the late Richard David Rawson and Emma Louise Moore Rawson. In addition to her parents, Pauline was ...

Lawrence E. Stewart

Lawrence E. Stewart, 66, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020. He was born November 11, 1953, in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Arrangements pending at Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City, Ohio. 614-873-8013

Garnet R. Thomas

Garnet R. Thomas, 79, of Marietta, passed away at 6 a.m., August 1, 2020, Muskingum Valley Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday (Aug. 5) at 10:30 a.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with interment following in Newport Cemetery. Family will greet friends at the ...

Delores Ann Brown

Delores Ann Brown of Williamstown passed away July 29th at her home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stewart and Lola Pattison, and her brother Charles Pattison all of Cambridge, Ohio as well as her husband, Richard Curtis Brown and her beloved son, Steven Curtis Brown. She is ...

Lula Mae Donalson

Lula Mae Donalson, 97, of Parkersburg passed away July 29, 2020 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born April 13, 1923 in Charleston, WV. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Florence Rader Samples. Lula attended South Parkersburg U.M.C. Left behind to cherish her memory, is ...

Peggy Louisa (McDaniel) Edwards

Peggy Louisa (McDaniel) Edwards, 82, of Mason, W.Va., died July 30. A celebration of life will be announced by the family at a later date. Arrangements provided by Casto Family Funeral Homes of Mason, New Haven, Evans and Ravenswood.

Frederick “Fred” N. Linsell

Frederick “Fred” N. Linsell, 78, of Wexford, Pa., formerly of Williamstown, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020. He was the beloved husband of Brenda (Guinn) Linsell; the father of Lisa McCray, Erik (Donna) Linsell, Christopher (Adam) Linsell, Tia (John) Ayers and Courtney Gollehon; ...

Kelly Marie (Minear) Lynch

Kelly Marie (Minear) Lynch, 52, of Little Hocking Ohio, died at Marietta Memorial Hospital ER in Belpre, Ohio on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. She was born in Parkersburg, WV on October 3, 1967. She was the daughter of James (Karin) Minear of Long Bottom, OH and Deborah (Godfrey) Minear of Little ...

Edgar Durward McCutcheon

EDGAR DURWARD McCUTCHEON, 85, of Reedy, West Virginia, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at CAMC-Teays Valley. He was born November 1, 1934, a son of the late Thomas Edgar and Edna West McCutcheon. He was a former construction worker and was a well-known sheep shearer in the area. He was ...

Ida Belle Morrow

Ida Belle Morrow, 76, of Reno, died July 30, 2020, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday.

James M. Thompson

On Sunday July 26th 2020 James M. Thompson, loving Husband and Father of 3 children, passed away at age 93. Jim was born September 8, 1926 in Washington D.C. to Wilfred and Glennie (Finacum) Thompson. He joined the Marine Corps during World War 2. On April 18, 1948, he married Betty L ...

Alfred Wayne Welsch

Alfred Wayne Welsch, 82, of Parkersburg, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2020 at his residence. He was born September 13, 1937, in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late Chalmer and Frances Porter Welsch. Alfred was an over the road truck driver for Edgell Jackson Trucking. He was a member of the ...

Shirley A. Anthony

Shirley A. Anthony, 80, of Davisville passed away July 29, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family. There will be no services at this time. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kimesfuneralhome.com.