Obituaries

Marcia Ann Schwendeman Smith

Marcia Ann Schwendeman Smith, 73, of Marietta died July 14, 2018, at her home. A Celebration of Life will be held 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Jaycee Estates, 1689 1/2 Colegate Drive, Marietta. Private burial of her ashes will be held at a later time. The Marietta Chapel of Cawley and Peoples is ...

Mary Lou Tucker

Mary Lou Tucker, 70, Belmont, died July 12, 2018. No services. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys.

Amanda Diane Blair

Amanda “Mandy” Diane Blair, 40, of Belpre, Ohio died at her residence on July 12, 2018. She was born in Parkersburg, WV on January 7, 1978 and was the daughter of Ethel Diane Ahart Blair of Belpre and the late Rodney Curtis Blair. While she was going to Belpre High School from where she ...

Gregory V. Dennison

Gregory Vincent Dennison, 57, of Reno, OH passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 31, 1960 in Parkersburg, WV to Elizabeth Fordyce and Vincent Dennison. Greg was a veteran of the United States Army for eight years stationed in ...

Gary Nichols

Gary Nichols, 63, of Gandeeville, W.Va., passed away July 13, 2018, at his home. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at White Cemetery in Cicerone, W.Va. Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, was in charge of arrangements.

Ellen Mae Payne

Ellen Mae Payne, 88, of Mineral Wells, WV passed away July 13, 2018 at the Parkersburg Care Center. She was born December 15, 1929 in Gay, WV to the late Mark Keetley and Maggie Alice Anderson Waybright. She was a member of the Limestone Methodist Church and was a Homemaker. She belonged to the ...

John Henry Booker

John Henry Booker, 78, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV. Born September 19, 1939 in Rand, WV. After John graduated from DuPont High School in 1959, he continued his education at West Virginia State Barbering School; perfecting his ...

John Brewer

John Brewer, 71, of Marietta, Ohio, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Arrangements will be announced later by White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville, Ohio.

Icy C. Kirby

Icy Chloe (Smarr) Kirby, 62, of Walker, WV, passed away July 02, 2018, in Marietta Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born July 3, 1955, in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of the late Delford and Grace (Dennis) Smarr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her ...

Nancy A. Lavy

Nancy A. Lavy, 75, of South Charleston, passed away on July 6, 2018, at Hubbard Hospice House. A memorial service will 11 a.m. July 21, 2018, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. July 20 at the funeral home.

Donald Bee Leasure

Donald Bee Leasure, 83 of Vienna passed away July 13, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Wood County the son of the late Clarence L. and Felsia Bell Bee Leasure. He had retired from Union Carbide-American Municipal Power as a Maintenance Supervisor. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, ...

Kenneth S. Parker

Kenneth Stephen “Steve” Parker, 65, of Mineral Wells, WV, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Friday, July 13, 2018 at his residence. He was born March 28, 1953 in Norfolk, Va., a son of the late Kenneth and Margaret Elizabeth Hawkins Parker. Steve graduated from Lewis County High School ...

Sandra D. Staats

Sandra D. Staats, 70, of Washington, WV, departed this life July 13, 2018 at her residence. She was born January 8, 1948 in Parkersburg, the daughter of the late Ronald and Velma Jones. Sandra graduated from PHS with the class of 1966 and retired from GE/SABIC in 2008. She is survived by her ...

Ezekiel Cabigon

Ezekiel “Zeke” Allen Cabigon, 2, of Marietta, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018. Celebration of life will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday.

Luie Mae Griffith

Luie Mae Griffith, 66, of Spencer, died July 12, 2018. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donald Bee Leasure

Donald Bee Leasure, 83, of Vienna, W.Va., passed away July 13, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, W.Va.

Karen L. Thomasson

Karen Lynn Thomasson , 77, of Parkersburg, passed away July 10, 2018, at the Willows Center Nursing Home. There will be no funeral services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg.

Reed George Bender

Reed George Bender, 56, of Wheeling, WV, formerly of Williamstown, WV, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at home. Reed was born August 31, 1961, a son of the late Robert Parke and Nancy (Shirk) Bender. For over 20 years, Reed was a devoted manager at Chris Miller Furniture, where he gained a ...

Roger Bills

Roger Linden Bills, 57, of St. Marys, W.Va., passed away, July 11, 2018. Services noon Saturday, Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys. Visitation 4-8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Lewis M. Fenton

Lewis “Mac” Fenton passed away with his family by his side on Monday, July 9, 2018. He was born on November 3, 1941, to James K. Fenton and Nettie Francis Fenton (nee McIntire) in Marietta, Ohio, and spent most of his formative years in Williamstown, West Virginia. A United States Army ...