Obituaries

Ella “Jean” Erb

Ella “Jean” Erb, 96, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 19, 2019. She was born Sept. 21, 1922 in Marietta, Ohio to Okey Glenner and Myrtle Farmer Oliver. She is survived by 5 children; David (Wendy) Erb, Rebecca Dobbins, Nancy Binegar, Kathleen Erb and Lela Erb, 13 grandchildren; Robin ...

Geneva J. Foraker

Geneva J. Foraker, 87, of Caldwell, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 at Summit Acres Nursing Home in Caldwell. Friends may call Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 at 11 ...

Dana A. Ledford

Dana A. Ledford, 73 of Malta, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 surrounded by his family at his residence. He was born on Aug. 25, 1945 in Marietta, Ohio to the late Thomas and Auverne Porter Ledford. He worked as a self-employed Timber Cutter. He was a member of the Beverly Eagles #3665 and ...

Shirley E. Merckle

Shirley E. Merckle, 86, New Matamoras, Ohio died Sunday, Jan. 20. Visitation will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan 23 until time of service at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, Sardis, Ohio. Arrangements are being handled by Watters Funeral Home in Woodsfield, Ohio.

Grace Morris Roberts

Grace Morris Roberts, 82, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Sunday. Calling Hours 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Funeral Services 1p.m. Wednesday at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home Woodsfield, Ohio.

Patricia A. “Pat” Vaughan

Patricia A. “Pat” Vaughan, 78, Newport, widow of Charles C. Vaughan, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at the Arbors of Marietta. Born in Pleasants County, WV, on September 12, 1940, she was the daughter of the late William Thomas and Dorothy Graves Summers. She was a graduate of Pennsboro ...

Penny C. Sinnett

Penny C. Sinnett, 75, of Parkersburg, passed away Jan. 19, 2019 under the loving care of her family and Housecalls Hospice. A memorial will be held at a later time by Mid-Ohio Valley Cremation Society.

Robert William Becker

Robert William Becker, 80, of Marietta, died Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Bob was born August 24, 1938 in Marietta to William and Grace (Kehl) Becker. He graduated from Marietta High School in 1956 and from Perdue University in 1960 and received his Master’s ...

Judy Lynn Cunningham

Judy Lynn Cunningham, 76, New Matamoras, died Jan. 18, 2019, at Brentwood Health Care Center in Northfield, Ohio. Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hadley Funeral Home, New Matamoras Chapel, with Jim Scott officiating. Burial in Matamoras Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Nelda Gay (Pratt) Hall

Nelda Gay (Pratt) Hall, 90, of Belpre died January 18, 2019 at home. Nelda was born on December 14, 1928 in West Union,WV and was the daughter of the late John T. and Talitha E. Baker Pratt. She was the last surviving sibling of a family of 14. April 26, 1947 she was married to Ralph C. ...

Funeral services

Leonard, Larry W. – Tuesday 11 a.m., Chandler Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday. Burial will follow in Hiramsburg Cemetery. Morgan, Vernon Emerson – Tuesday 11 a.m., Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday. Perkins, Thomas Merle – ...

Larry W. Leonard

Larry W. Leonard, 59, of Caldwell, OH, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2019 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He was born Feb. 5, 1959 in Zanesville, OH a son of Shirley (Ernie) Wickham Jenkins of Zanesville and the late Bill Leonard. The family will receive friends for visitation 2 - 4 ...

Vernon Emerson Morgan

Vernon Emerson Morgan, 86, Graysville, Ohio, died Jan. 18, 2019. Visitation Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with funeral service Tuesday 11 a.m. at Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio.

Thomas Merle Perkins

Thomas Merle Perkins, 71, of Caldwell, OH, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 unexpectedly at his residence. The family will receive friends for visitation from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jan. 26, with the funeral service at 1 p.m. in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Beverly Hall officiating.

Marjorie Lee Shelton

Marjorie Lee (Davis) Shelton, 91, Jan. 15, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. Survived by sons Jonathan (Cynthia),Christopher (Jennifer); grandchildren- Jason (Katie) Shelton, Melissa (Jim) Steward, Kevin Shelton (Lauren Branditz), Matthew (Erica) Shelton, Tyler Shelton; five great-grandchildren; numerous ...

Funeral Services

Kathy Ann Kiggans Anderson - 1 p.m. today, Barlow Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home. Burial, Barlow Central Cemetery. Visitation will be to at the funeral home for two hours prior to services. Florence Ruth Garris - Visitation, noon to 2 p.m. Graveside service will follow at ...

Florence Ruth Garris

Florence Ruth Garris, 92, of Lancaster, Ohio, died Jan. 16, 2019, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born Aug. 31, 1926, on her parents’ farm near Beverly, Ohio. She was the daughter of Rev.Walter and Blanche Clark. Ruth graduated from Beverly High School in 1944, then trained as a ...

Melody Diane McDonald

Melody Diane McDonald, 61, of Marietta, OH, passed away Dec. 23, 2018 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Cremation will be observed, with no additional services held at this time. Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH has been entrusted ...

Joyce “Joy” E. Norris

Joyce “Joy” E. Norris, 67, of Vincent, passed away on Wednesday Jan. 16, 2019, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born on Dec. 13, 1951 in Chesterhill, Ohio, to the late Robert Rush and Helen Tabler Dalton. She worked as a nurse’s aid at the Mark Rest Center in McConnelsville and ...

Kathy Ann Kiggans Anderson

Kathy Ann Kiggans Anderson, 58, of Barlow, Ohio, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Arrangements are pending with Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home. A full obituary will be in Friday’s paper.