Obituaries

Christopher R. Putnam

Christopher Robert Putnam, 35, of Spencer, WV, passed away May 14, 2019 at home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Arnoldsburg, WV, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Rosedale Community Cemetery.

Betty Jean Schmidt

Betty Jean Schmidt, 72, of Walton, formerly of Lake City, Mich., died May 12, 2019, at the Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg. The visitation was from 1-4 p.m. Thursday at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

Doris Valentine Slack

Doris Valentine Slack, 95, of Elizabeth, WV, passed away May 15, 2019. She was born January 10, 1924 to the late Clarence and Lucy Bell Valentine. A graduate of Wirt County High School, she married the late Brooks Slack, November 27, 1944, and was the mother of nine children. Mrs. Slack was ...

Mike Starcher

Mike Starcher, 64, of Little Hocking, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Camden Clark Medical Center. Mike was born in Parkersburg, a son of the late Charles and Mary R. Tennant Starcher. Mike was a 1972 graduate of Marietta High School and was protestant by faith. He ...

Anthony Wayne Atkinson II

Anthony Wayne Atkinson II passed away at his home in Hilliard, Ohio, unexpectedly and went to be with the Lord. He was born May 28, 1980. He was the son of Michele La-Pointe of Hilliard and Anthony and Jeanene Atkinson of Belpre. He had two sisters, Gretchen (Jamie) Roberts of Hilliard ...

Mary Bailey

Mary Elizabeth Bailey, 91, of Barlow died May 14, 2019, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Services are 1 p.m. Monday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, Marietta. Burial to follow in Tunnel Cemetery. Visitation beginning 2 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 2-4 and 6- p.m. Sunday at ...

Mary Elizabeth Barnes

Mary Elizabeth Barnes, 86, of Millwood, WV passed away May 11, 2019 at Ravenswood Care Center in Ravenswood, WV. Mary was born September 24, 1932 in Clarksburg, WV to James Boyd and India Ellen {Barker} Chipps. She was a homemaker and liked to refurbish furniture, decorate Ostrich ...

Joseph B. Bayne

Joseph B. Bayne, 73, passed away at The Villages Hospital, The Villages, Fla., after a long illness on April 23, 2019. Joe and Virginia (Jenny) were long-time residents of Parkersburg, WV, where Joe worked for the Postal Service from 1967 to 1990. He was also at New Martinsville, WV, in the ...

Dale E. Dotson

Dale E. Dotson, 87, of Vienna, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Camden Clark Medical Center following a long illness. He was born May 27, 1931 in Wood County WV, the son of the late Harvey and Stella Williamson Dotson. Dale was employed at DuPont for 33 years, was a ...

Nancy Gittings

Nancy Gittings, 51 of Parkersburg died on May 14, 2019, at her residence. Arrangements pending at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

G. Sue Klutts

G. Sue Klutts, 78, of Marietta, died May 13, 2019, at her home. Memorial services are 2 p.m. Friday Roberts Funeral Home, Roberts Funeral Home, Marietta. Inurnment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Helen M. Lehew

Helen M. Lehew, 87, of Waverly passed away May 15, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Weirton, West Virginia. She was born May 26, 1931 in Belmont, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Charles A. “Jeff” and Mary A. (Davis) Russell. She held various occupations over the years, ...

Clarence Darl Mathess

Clarence Darl Mathess, age 92 of Cox’s Mills, WV; departed this life on Tuesday afternoon, May 14, 2019 at the Genesis Health Care, Glenville Center following an extended illness. He was born October 22, 1926 in Wirt County, WV; son of the late Darl and Leafy Mills Mathess. Clarence ...

Terry L. Purcell

Terry L. Purcell, 66, Washington, W.Va., died on May 15, 2019l at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Martha Ann Ramsey

Martha Ann Ramsey, 65, of Lower Salem, passed away May 15, 2019 at Heartland of Marietta. A private cremation will take place at Mid-Ohio Valley Cremation Society.

Harry Willard Smith III

Harry Willard Smith III, 67, Parkersburg, died May 14, 2019. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St., Parkersburg. Burial will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery. Visitation from 10–11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Tennie Lee Bartlett

Tennie Lee “Shorty” Bartlett, 67, of Parkersburg passed away on May 13, 2019 at Camden Clark Medical Center. He was born May 21, 1951, in Parkersburg, the tenth son of the late Lawrence H. and Florence M. Wright Bartlett. Tennie was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, serving in Okinawa, Japan. ...

Tona Lee Renforth Bays

Tona Lee Renforth Bays, of Berryville, died suddenly May 6, 2019, at the age of 73, peacefully surrounded by her family at Winchester Medical Center, VA. Ms. Bays was born in Parkersburg, WV, November 16, 1945, to the late Joseph M. Renforth and the late Audrey J. Morris Renforth. She ...

Rebecca S. Brown

Rebecca S. Brown, 77, of Marietta passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, at her home. Graveside services will be held at a later date. McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Dorothy (Dottie) Brunyate

Graveside services for Dorothy (Dottie) Brunyate, formerly of Marietta, will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Putnam Cemetery in Devola with Dr. Peter Bridgewood officiating. Services will be moved into Putnam Congregational Church if needed due to weather. Friends may visit with her family ...