Greene County Obits, B
Greene County Obits, B
Compliments of Laura Nelle Poland Mallett
Eunice B. Bambarger, 87, of Marianna RD 1, near Ten Mile, died at 5:10
a.m. Thursday, June 4, 1987, in Humbert Lane Health Care Center, Washington,
after a brief illness.
She was born September 20, 1899, in Long Run, Greene County, a daughter
of Archibald F. and Mary J. Wood Hickman.
Mrs. Bambarger attended Dunn Station School.
On October 10, 1925, she married Everett G. Bambarger. He died September
In 1925, the couple moved to the family farm, where they resided for 62 years.
Mrs. Bambarger was a member of Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church of Ten Mile.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Josephine L. Grimm of Bethel Park and
Mrs. Naomi D. Bielski of New Eagle; two sons, Clarence J. Bambarger of
Triadelphia, W. Va., and Harry E. Bambarger, of Marianna RD 1; two grandaughters,
Mrs. Cheryl L. Locy of Prosperity and Karen Sue Bambarger of Norfolk, Va.;
four grandsons, James H. Grimm of Upper St. Clair, Gary A. Bielski of New
Eagle, Gregg E. Bambarger of Raleigh, N.C., and Kent E. Bambarger of
Triadelphia, W. Va.; one great-grandaughter, Amanda Brook Locy; one sister,
Mrs. Esther M. Wiley of Waynesburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two infant children; and seven brothers, Cecil, Ralph, Phillip
R.; Sidney E.; Stephen, Clinton W. and Clifford B. Hickman.
"Burial was in the Amity Methodist Cemetery."
Member of First Church of the Nazarene; Mary Ethel Barlow, 65 of Holbrook
R. D. 1. Bluff, died at 12:55 pm Sunday, March 19, 20000, in her home, after
a brief cancer related illness.
She was born March 18, 1935, in Waynesburg, a daughter of Jesse James and
Dorothy Marie Morris Eddy.
Mrs. Barlow had resided in New Jesey for several years prior to returning
to Greene County, where she had resided in the Bluff area for the past
She was a member of First Church o the Nazarene in Waynesburg.
On August 9, 1951, she married Victor Donald Barlow Sr., who survives.
Also surviving are five daughters, Tina Mellissa Kennedy and Teresa Whipkey,
both of Holbrook, Dorothy Kennedy of Deep Valley and Lisa Prince and Tammy
Harvey, both of Core, W. VA.; seven sons, Victor Donald Barlow Jr. of Waynesburg,
Paul Edward, Anthony Brian and Franklin Sabastian Barlow, all of Holbrook,
George Arthur Barlow of Brave, Walter Wayne Barlow of New Freeport and
John William Barlow of Aleppo; a sister, Katherine Yeager of Holbrook R.
D. 1, Bluff; six brothers, Thomas Ronald, Charles William, Arthur, Jesse
N., Lawrence A. and Joseph Franklin Eddy, all of Waynesburg; 31 grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Thomas Albert and Alvin Andrew Barlow; a set of twins
who died in infancy; and three brothers, Terry, Spencer, and Louis Eddy.
Friends of Mary Ethel Barlow of Holbrook R. D. 1 Bluff, who died Sunday,
March 19, 2000, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, Tuesday in
Rush Funeral Home Inc, Rogersville, where services will be held at 1 pm
Wednesday, March 22, with the Rev. John Hayes officiating, Interment will
be In Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jackson Township
source: The Washington Observer
James C. "Corb" Barnhart, 85, of New Freeport, died on Tuesday, Feb.
27, at the Washington Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 8, 1894 in Springhill Township, the son of the late
Silas and Mary Jane Riggle Barnhart.
Mr. Barnhart served in the United States Army during World War I. He was a
farmer in Aleppo Township his entire life.
Formerly, he was employed by J. & L. Steel Corporation, Aliquippa.
Surviving is his daughter, Mrs. Helen Roupe, New Freeport; a sister,
Mrs. Mary Barger, Cameron, W.Va.; three grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by a daughter, Doris Roupe and several brothers
Funeral services for James C. "Corb" Barnhart, 85, of New Freeport,
will be conducted on Friday, March 2 at 1 P.M. at the Robert Lantz Funeral
Home in Rogersville with the Rev. Vernon K. Berdine officiating. Burial will be
at the Windy Gap Cemetery.
John S. (Steve) Barnhart, 89, of Plumbsock, Prosperity RD 1, died
at 4 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, 1986, at his home.
Born May 25, 1897, in Greene County, near Ryerson Station, he was a
son of Steven and Anna Barnhart.
He had lived for the past 44 years at Prosperity RD 1.
Mr. Barnhart had attended Ryerson Station Baptist Church. He was a veteran of
World War I, serving with Company A of the 163rd Brigade
Infantry and was the last living member of his unit.
He had been employed in the Greene County gas fields until 1942,
when he then
worked at Jessop Steel, where he was employed for 20 years prior to his
retirement in 1962.
Surviving are his wife, Anna Ostrander Barnhart; four sons, James
Barnhart, of Amity; Charles Barnhart, of Prosperity; George Barnhart of
Washington and Kenneth Barnhart of Ruff Creek; two daughters, Edith Briggs
of Marshallville, Ohio, and Wilma Hupp of Banetown; a foster son, Charles
Koscheck of Sycamore; a brother, Bryan Barnhart of Salem, Ohio; a sister,
Fern Grim of Beech Bottom, W. Va.; 12 grandchildren; several great
grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a son, Joseph Barnhart; a grandson, Tony Hupp; three brothers,
Louis, Jobe and Robert Barnhart, and three sisters, Lena Ogden, Anna Scherich
and Evelyn Newman.
(Burial was in Horn Cemetery, Marianna, Pa.)
S. Dewey Barnhart, 76, of Aleppo, died Wednesday evening at his home.
He was born May 5, 1899, in Aleppo Township, the son of the late Silas and
Mary Jane Riggle Barnhart.
He is survived by his wife, Belva Bungard Barnhart,; two daughters,
Mrs. Kenneth "Maxine" Jacobs, Cameron, W.Va., and Judy Ann Barnhart, at
home; one sister, Mrs. Lola "Mary" Barger, Cameron, W.Va.; one brother, James
Corbett Barnhart, New Freeport, Pa.; seven grandchildren and two great-
grandchildren. He is preceded in death by five sisters and four brothers.
He was a retired steel worker at the Jones and Laughlin Steel, Aliquippa,
and a member of the United Steel Workers of America. He was a Protestant
George W. Baysinger, 90, of Waynesburg RD 5, died suddenly of a cerebral
hemorrhage at his home at 1 P.M. Monday, Dec. 14, 1970. He had not been
in the best of health.
He was born Feb. 6, 1880, in Wayne Township, near Spraggs, to the late
Lewis and Rhoda Jane Phillips Baysinger. His wife, the late Margaret
King Baysinger, died Nov. 26, 1946.
He was a retired farmer and a Methodist by faith.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles "Hazel" Guthrie, of Grove City
and Mrs. Lawrence "Carrie" Crouse, of Oakmont; two sons, William,
of Mansfield, Ohio and George L. of Rouchester; 15 grandchildren;
several great-grandchildren, a sister Mrs. Ray "Sara" Pyles, of Mt. Morris
and two brothers, John, of Butler and Morgan, of Waynesburg.
A son Jesse, four brothers and two sisters are deceased.
Orville W. Baysinger, 55, of 812 25th Street, Ambridge, was dead on
arrival Friday at Sewickley Hospital, Sewickley.
Born June 20, 1920 in Waynesburg, he was the son of the late Joshua and
Belle Edgar Baysinger. He was employed in the maintenance department
of the Pittsburgh Forging Co. at Coraopolis. He had lived in Waynesburg
during his early years and for the last 25 years at Ambridge.
He was a member of the U.S. Army during World War II. His wife is the
former Marie Lewis, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Richard Baysinger of Waynesburg; two daughters,
Mrs. Robert "Melanie" Zinkhan of North Sewickley Township, Mrs. Michael "Cathy"
Clark of Waynesburg; five grandchildren; one half-brother, Roy Tustin of
Friends of Orville V. Baysinger, 55, of 812 25th St. Ambridge, who died
Friday, will be received at the Robert L.Lantz Funeral Home, Rogersville,
from 2-4 P.M. and 7-9 P.M. today. Service is 1 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral
home with Rev. George Lyford officiating. Burial will be in Rosemont
Albert C. Beatty, 80, of Aleppo, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, March
11, 1965, at his home following a lingering illness.
He was born November 7, 1884, in Wetzel County, W.Va., to the late Joseph
and Mary Allen Beatty. He was married July 22, 1905, to Lydia Stahl who
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James "Anna" Kerns and Mrs. Nelson
"Edna" Yoders, both of Holbrook and Mrs. Pearl Nessleroad of Wind Ridge;
four sons, Albert Jr. of Wind Ridge; Melvin, Herman and Floyd, all of Warren,
Ohio; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jeff of
Washington and John of Moosehaven, Fla., and a sister, Mrs. Mary Neely of
Four sons, a daughter and five sisters are deceased. He was a farmer most
of his life.
Friends of Albert C. Beatty of Aleppo who died Thursday, March 11, 1965,
are being received after 7 P.M. Friday in the Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home,
Rogersville, where services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Sunday with Rev.
Robert Burns in charge. Burial in Centennial Cemetery.
Mrs. Rebecca Beauford, the wife of L. Beauford [sic -- should be
Beaufort], aged 54 years, died at her home in Bolivar on Thursday night
from a complication of diseases. She was born in Waynesburg, but had resided
in Blairsville, Garfield and Bolivar the past nine years. The deceased was
a charter member of St. John's Lutheran church in Garfield. She is survived
by her husband and the following children: Mrs. H. J. France of Blairsville,
Mrs. Charles Costlow of Lovett, Cambria County; Grace of Pittsburgh;
Charles of Fairfield township; Edward of Bolivar, and Vivian , at home. She
is also survived by these brothers and sisters: Timothy Courtwright
of Colorado City, Col., Frank and William of Washington, PA; Mrs. Jennie
Scott and Mrs. Alice Shoupe, of Waynesburg. The funeral was held in the Bolivar
M.E. church Sunday afternoon by Rev. Dr. Staples and interment followed in the
Clipping dated July 26, 1909, possibly from "The Indiana Democrat," "The
Indiana Weekly Messenger," or "The Indiana Times."
William S. Bebout, 68, of Roneys Pt., W.Va. died at his home at 12:15 P.M
Friday, May 9, 1952, after an illness of five years. A son of John and
Elizabeth Tilton Bebout, he was born in Greene Co.April 3, 1884. He had been
a resident of Roneys Pt. for the past 30 years, where he operated
the Camp Joy tourist cabins.
He was a member of the Enon Baptist Church. Surviving are wife, Wilda
McGlumphy Bebout, one son, James H. of Pittsburg; three daughters;
Delaney. Youngstown, Ohio; Mrs. William G. Maxwell, Parkersburg, W.Va.; and
Mrs. Floyd Henning, Erie; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Mrs. Mollie Jane Beeler, 78, of 246 1/2 Lincoln Street, Waynesburg died
at 1 pm Saturday, June 8, 1968, in Greene county Memorial Hospital. She
had been seriously ill for the past three weeks.
She was born July 10, 1889, in Franklin Township near Waynesburg, a
daughter of late John W. and Martha Ann Huffman Kiger.
Mrs. Beeler had spent her early life in Waynesburg and for Christian
Church of Waynesburg several years, had lived at Washington. Several years
ago she moved back to Waynesburg where she had lived until her death.
She was a member of the Fist and for several years had been employed by
the Waynesburg Elks Club where she had charge of the kitchen. She had also
worked for Waynesburg College in the same capacity. Mrs. Beeler had married
twice, her first husband, Carl Yeater and her second husband, Ray Beeler,
are both deceased.
Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. John (Amelia) Knisely, of Sycamore,
R. D. 1; Mrs. Oren (Marian) Stephens, of Albany GA; 12 grandchildren,
41 great grand
children and one brother Grover C. Kiger, of Waynesburg R. D. 4.
One daughter Mrs. Mildred Moore, five sisters and three brothers are deceased.
Buried at Greene Co. Memorial Cemetery.
In Memory Of:
Molly Jane Beeler, Late residence 246 1/2 Lincoln St., Waynesburg, PA;
born July 10, 1889; died June 8, 1968; Funeral Services, Tuesday, June 11,
1968 at 1:30 pm in Mariner and Milliken funeral Home. Officiating
Clergyman, Rev. Amon McSwords. Interment, Greene County Memorial Park.
Mrs. Beeler was born in Franklin Township to the late John W. and
Martha Ann Huffman Kiger. Her fist husband was the late Carl Yeater.
Surviving from this marriage are two daughters, Mrs. John (Amelia) Knisley,
of Sycamore, and Mrs. Oren (Miriam) Stephens, of Mars and a son Jack W. Yeater
of Albany GA. A daughter, Mrs. Mildred Moore is deceased.
Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; four
great-great grandchildren and a brother, Grover C. Kiger, of Waynesburg, R.
Her second husband, Ray Beeler; five sisters and three brothers are all
John E. Behm, 48, of Wind Ridge, died Feb. 13, 1953, at the home of
his brother-in-law, Edward Stewart, of Wind Ridge.
He was born October 27, 1904, in Middlebourne, W. Va., a son of
Georgianna Wells Behm.
Elizabeth M. Bell, 85, died at her home, at 588 Ross Street, Friday,
July 17, 1942 at 5:10 pm, following an illness of three years. She was the
last member of a family of six children, of whom she was the oldest. Born
in Morgan township on November 22, 1856, a daughter of John and Sarah (Whitlatch)
Bell, she spent all of her life in Greene county and was a Waynesburg resident
since 1917. During her life Miss Bell displayed an active interest in
the affairs of the First Baptist Church of which she was a fiathful member.
She also held a membership in the Waynesburg branch of the Women's
Christian Temperance Union. She is survived by a nephew, John M. Denny, of
Washington, Pa.; and a niece, Miss Edna Rinehart, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Friends will be received at the...
Robert Emerson (R.E.) Bell, 79, of 196 East Elm Street, Waynesburg, died
at 12:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, in the Greene County Memorial Hospital. He
had not been in the best of health for some time.
He was born in Washington Township, near Ruff Creek, a son of the late
Robert Conger and Leanna Edgar Bell. With the exception of a few years spent
in Fayette County, all of his life had been spent in the Waynesburg
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Waynesburg and was an active
member of the church. He was active in all areas of the church including
teaching Sunday School. For many years he taught the High School Sunday School
Class and had also taught the Men's Bible Sunday School Class. He was a
former member of IOOF Lodge 469.
During World War I he was a member of the Student Army Training Corps at
Waynesburg College. He represented both the Raleigh and McNess Companies for
over 52 years as a salesman. During his early years in business he traveled
throughout Greene County in a wagon drawn by a team of horses often spending
as much as a week on the road. He was later a dealer-representative
for the McNess Company, covering western Pennsylvania and northern West
Virginia, enjoying a wide acquaintances with the people of the area.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Hormell Bell, who he married March
22, 1923, and three daughters, Mrs. George D. (Evalyn) Black, Jr., of
Waynesburg, Mrs. Howard O. (Virginia) Cross of Bloomington, Ind., and
Mrs. Robert M. (Ruth) Keener of Waynesburg, R.D. 5. A son, Robert E.
Bell, Jr., of Ft. Meade, Maryland, also survives. Also surviving are 14 grand-
children and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Clara B. McCracken Benson, 89, of Cameron, W. Va., RD 1, died at
9:40 a.m. Friday, January 1, 1965, after a one-week illness.
She was born February 10, 1875, in Aleppo, a daughter of Abraham
and Ida Wright
McCracken. She married Everett E. Benson, who died 24 years ago.
Mrs. Benson, who lived all her life in the Cameron area, was a
member of the
Cameron Brethren Church.
Surviving are three daughters; Mrs. Wylie Courtwright, of Cameron,
RD 1; Mrs. Alta Antill of Cameron, RD 4; Mrs. John Slonaker, of Cameron;
one brother, Jesse L. McCracken, nine great grandchildren and three great-
(It appears that one line may have been missing in the obituary, no grandchildren)
Three sons are deceased.
Funeral services were held Monday with burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Margaret (Betty) Berdine, aged 65 years, of near Aleppo, tax
collector for Aleppo Township, and her brother, James H. Courtwright,
aged 67 years, also os Aleppo, died Thursday, October 25, 1962, as a result
of an automobile accident near Holbrook.
Mrs. Berdine and her brother had made their home together for a number of
years. She has served as Aleppo Township tax collector for the past 16
Both were born in Richhill Township. Mrs. Berdine on January 18, 1897,
and Mr. Courtwright on June 24, 1895. Their parents were the late William
T. Courtwright and Sadie Ellen Pettit Courtwright.
Mr. Courtwright's wife, Ferne Anderson Courtwright, died in 1929. Mrs.
Berdine's husband, Parry Berdine, died in 1957.
Both Mrs. Berdine and her brother were members of the Aleppo Brethren Church.
Mr. Courtwright, a veteran of World War I, was a retired employee of
the Manufacturers Light and Heat Company.
Mrs. Berdine is survived by two sons, William Berdine, of Fairmont, W.
Va., and Ray Berdine, of Sistersville, W. Va.; six grandchildren,
and one great-
Mr. Courtwright has two sons, Roger Courtwright, of Wind Ridge, RD 1, and Boyd
Courtwright, of Hickory; one daughter, Eva Jeanne, wife of Johnson B.
Moniger, of Follansbee, W. Va., and 14 grandchildren.
There are three surviving sisters, Miss Nancy Jane Courtwright and Mrs. Myrtle
Caldwell, both of Aleppo Township, and Mrs. Edna Morris of Hadley, and six
brothers, Ray, Robert, William, Leonard, Thomas, and Bert Courtwright, all
of Aleppo Township.
Three brothers, Harry, Kenneth and Earl, are deceased.
Mrs. Berdine was interred in Centennial Cemetery, and Mr. Courtwright was
interred in the Sugar Grove Cemetery.
Michele Bertoia, 65, of Groveland Rd. Pipersville "near Philadelphia"
died Thursday at Doylestown Hospital. He had been in poor health for several
He was born Jan. 10, 1910 in Italy, the son of the late Germia and Teodora
His wife, Margaret Cole Bertoia, "a former Waynesburg area resident",
Spending most of his life in New York, N.Y., he was a retired musician,
employed with the Sheraton Hotel Association.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sisters, Mrs. Katrina
Della Maestra and Mrs. Irma Cengarie, both of Hamilton, Canada, Mrs. Mafalda
Cecutti of Ontario; two brothers, Eraldo Bertoia of Toronto, Canada and
Emilia Bertoia of Hamilton.
Earl C. Bissett, aged 66 years, of Cameron Star Route, Rutan, was
taken ill while at church Sunday, July 24, 1966, and was rushed to the Greene
County Memorial Hospital where he died at 3:10 p.m. of an apparent heart
Mr. Bissett was born April 4, 1900 at New Freeport, the son of the late Calvin
Newton and Belle Ullom Bissett.
He was a retired construction foreman and had spent the early part of
his life at New Freeport but had resided at Rutan for the past 14 years.
Mr. Bissett attended the Hopewell Methodist Church and was a member of the
Greene County Fox Hunter's Association.
Surviving in addition to his wife are five sons, Paul, of Centerville;
George, of Cameron Star Route; Bill, of Waynesburg; Hubert, of Richeyville;
Walter, of Holbrook; and three daughters, Jean, wife of Ralph Antill, Cameron,
R D 1.; Marilyn, wife of Durwood Huskey, of Wind Ridge, and Rosemary, wife
of Robert Fletcher, of Graysville.
Also surviving are 21 grandchildren; four brothers, William H., of New Freeport,
RD 1.; George W., of Holbrook Star Route (Rest missing)
Violet P. Cook Bissett, 87, of Cameron Star Route, Waynesburg, died
a 10:24 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 1988, in the Curry Memorial Home, Waynesburg, where
she had resided for the past 10 days.
She was born April 21, 1901, in Aleppo Township, a daughter of
George and Rosetta
Welling Cook, and had resided all her life in Greene County.
On September 7, 1921, she married Earl C. Bissett, who died July
Since 1966 and prior to entering the Curry Memorial Home on April 25, she
had made her home with her daughters and her youngest son.
Mrs. Bissett had last attended the Fairview United Methodist Church and
had also attended the former Hopewell United Methodist Church. She was a
member of the Waynesburg Senior Citizens.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Jean) Antill of Wind
Ridge RD 1,
Mrs. Marilyn Huskey, of Wind Ridge, and Mrs. Robert
Fletcher, of Graysville RD 1; five sons, Paul E. Bissett of Centerville,
George V. Bissett of Cameron Star Route, H. William (Bill)Bissett of
Waynesburg, Hubert D. Bissett of Richeyville, and Walter E. (Shorty) Bissett
of Cameron Star Route; 21 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren, and several
nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three grandchildren, Harold Huskey, George Lynn
Bissett; a great-grandaughter, Elizabeth Marjorie Clark; a sister, Opal
Moninger, and a half-brother, Ray Cook.
Burial was in the Centennial Cemetery.
God hath not promised
skies always blue,
All our live through;
God hath no promised
Sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow,
Peace without pain.
But God hath promised
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
Light for the way.
Grace for the trials,
Help From above,
Surviving are her mother, Florence Hormel Bell of R.D. 2, Waynesburg; her
second husband, George D. (Doc) Black, whom she married June 13, 1975; two
daughters, Mrs. James (Lee Anne) Foreman of Montgomery, Ala., and Mrs. Chad
(Lesley) Thompson of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; a son, Mark A. Feldman of
Waynesburg, R.D. 4; two stepdaughters, Sheila Gast of Birmingham,
Ala., and Wendy Black of Marietta, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two sisters,
Mrs. Robert (Ruth) Keener of Washington and mrs. Howard(Virginia)
Cross of Indianapolis, Ind.; and a brother, Robert E. Bell of Red Bank,
Her first husband, Col. Allan Lee Feldman, died October 14, 1966.
In Memory of
Evalyn B. Black
R.D. 1, Waynesburg, Pa.
Date of Birth October 17, 1923
Date of Death January 22, 1991
Funeral Services from
Milliken and Throckmorton
Funeral Home Inc.
Friday, January 25, 1991 - 11:00 a.m.
Rev. William Parker
Greene County Memorial Park
Boone, Daniel, 91, Waynesburg, Jan. 27, widely known Greene County
farmer and stock raiser, who for many years lived in Jackson Township and
in Waynesburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 11 P.M., at the home of his son, John W.
Boone, of Cameron, RD, near Rock Lick. He had been ill for 12 days.
Born Jan. 15, 1852, in Jackson Township, of pioneer parents, the late Jacob and
Minerva McCullough Boone. Mr. Boone spent a great part of his life in Jackson
Township, where he was successful in farming and stock raising, and for many
years was one of the best known individuals in that section of the country.
Later he moved to Waynesburg and for the last eight years lived with his son,
at whose home he died.
Mr. Boone was a descendant of the frontiersman, whose name he bore.
He married Harriet Raymer Boone, who died 15 years ago.
He is survived by the following sons and daughters: John, of near Rock Lick,
at whose home he died; William T. , of near Waynesburg; I. R. Boone, of
Okmulgee, Okla.; Mrs. Emma Osterling, of Weirton, W. Va.; Mrs. Georgia
Ketterell, of Steubenville, Ohio; Mrs. Ella Johnson, of Claysville,
and Mrs. Jessie Kinney, of Wilkinsburg, and one sister, Mrs. Minerva Morris,
of Holbrook, RD. Four children are deceased. He also leaves 17 grandchildren
and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Valley Chapel Methodist Church.
Donley W. Boone, 72, of Waynesburg RD 4, died Wednesday at 6 a.m.
Mr. Boone was born Dec. 5, 1903 in Franklin Township near Waynesburg to
the late William T. and Minnie Morris Boone. He was married to Mary Fike,
He spent all his life in the Waynesburg area and was a well-known retired
commercial painter. He was a member of the First Christian Church of
He is survived by three brothers, Howard, Cardington, Ohio, Lloyd, Waynesburg
RD 2, William T. Jr., Waynesburg RD 3; one stepdaughter,Mrs. John "Patricia"
Maley, Amherst, Ohio; two stepsons, Donald E. Moore, Sanford, Fla. and Dennis
R. Staggers, Washington, Pa.; and eight step-grandchildren. A sister, Aldine,
preceded him in death.
Waynesburg, PA: May 18 1924, Mrs. Nancy McGlumphy Braden aged 81 years
wife of John Braden, of Elm Street. Waynesburg, died Thursday night. Three
years ago Mrs. Braden fell and fractured her hip and never re coved from this
injury. Complications developed which resulted in her death.
Mrs. Braden was born near Nineveh, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac McGlumphy,
May 29, 1848. She was married in 1864 to Mr. Braden. Mr. and Mrs. Braden
have lived in Waynesburg for the last 42 years. She was the member of the
Baptist Church. Besides the husband, two brothers and one sister survive as
follows: James McGlumphy, Burnsville; David McGlumphy, Wheeling WV; and Mrs.
Lida McGlumphy of Pittsburgh. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at
3 o'clock. The services were conducted by the Rev A. J. Morris, of First
Baptist church of Waynesburg. The interment was in the Green Mount cemetery
source: Washington Observer newspaper Obituary
Mrs. Sarah Braden, aged 50 years, of Sycamore, died Thursday morning,
March 9, at the Waynesburg hospital.
Mrs Braden had been ill since Friday of pneumonia. Mrs. Braden was twice
married. Her first husband was Benjamin Braden, who died 21 years ago. Her
second husband was Henry Braden who survives.
The following children survive; Mrs. Lawrence Kilgore, of Deek Lick; Mrs.
Charles Rush of Sycamore; Clarence Braden, of Sycamore; Mrs. Mary Waters;
of Nemacolin; Flossie, Lawrence, Charles and Gaylord Braden, all at home.
Mrs. Braden was a member of the Baptist church. Funeral services were held
Saturday with interment at Swarts.
(Waynesburg Messenger paper March 17, 1922)
Clara Belle Brannon, 87, 2700 Washington Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio,
died Thursday, June 7, 1979 at the Lutheran Hospital at Cleveland.
She was born April 4, 1892 at Jackson County, W. Va., the daughter of
the late David and Ruth Ann Webster Nesselroad. Her husband, Thomas Everett
Brannon, died on Sept. 27, 1961. They were married on Oct. 30, 1910.
She spent her early life at Ravenswood, W.Va., but most of her life was spent
in Holbrook. She spent the last ten years at Cleveland, Ohio. She was a member
of the New Freeport Church of Christ.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Charles R. "Rhoda" Thomas of Holbrook and
three sons, Charles Wilford Brannon of Oil City, Paul E. Brannon of Manna. La.,
and Robert Brannon of Sheffield Lake, Ohio.
Two brothers, Charles Nesselroad of Ravenswood, W.Va. and Oakey Nesselroad of
Weirton, W.Va., survive. Nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren
and five great-great-grandchildren survive.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, three brothers and two sisters.
Claysville- Ross P. Breese, 78, RD 2, Prosperity, died at 6 A.M. Tuesday, April
24, at the Hixenbaugh Rest Home in Claysville.
He was born Nov. 15, 1900 in Morris Township in Greene Co., the son of the
late Henry H. and Melissa Pettit Breese. He spent most of his life in the
Morris Township area and was a farmer.
On Nov. 19, 1923 he married Icie Price, who preceded him in death Jan.
He was a member of the Union Valley United Methodist Church.
He is survived by two daughters Mrs. Harolds "Leona" McCormick, RD 2, Prosperity
and Mrs. Richard "Imogene" Huffman, North Royalton, Ohio; two brothers, Leroy
Breese of RD 1, Prosperity and Floyd Breese of Ellerslie, MD., a sister, Mrs.
Ivy Lewis, RD 2, Waynesburg, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
A son Charles "Corky" Breese and several brothers preceded him in death.
Breese- Friends of Ross P. Breese, 78, RD 2, Prosperity, who died Tuesday,
April 24, 1979, will be received at the Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home in Rogersville
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held there at 1
P.M. Thursday, with the Rev. Jay Cook officiating.
Burial will follow in the Prosperity Cemetery.
Clara Poling Bristor, 74, of Waynesburg R. D. 5, died at 5:30 A.M. Friday,
May 18, 1979, in Greene County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy
She was born Dec. 11, 1904 in Tucker Co., near Grafton, W.Va., the daughter
of the late John and Anzie Poling.
Her early life was spent in W.Va. and she had resided in Waynesburg
for the past several years.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesburg.
Her husband, Paul Bristor, died June 13, 1972.
She is survived by one sister, Ada Poling of Waynesburg.
Three sisters and two brothers are deceased.
Reid R. Bristor, 82, of 595 Ross St., Waynesburg, Pa. died Sunday Dec.
10 at the South Hills Convalescent Center, Canonsburg, Pa.
He was born Aug. 25, 1896 in Pleasant Valley, W.Va., a son of the late Rev.
Lawrence and Claire Stetson Bristor. He was a graduate of Rogersville High
School. On March 10, 1920 he married Garnet Watson, who survives.
Mr. Bristor was a retired partner of the B.A. Wilson Greene County Motor Co.
He was a partner for 20 years and following his retirement he engaged in farming.
He was a veteran of World War I, serving for 28 months in the U.S. Army. He
was a member of the First Christian Church of Waynesburg and Waynesburg Lodge
153 F and AM.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Donald M. and Lawrence R.,
both of Rogersville Star Route; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Deceased is one son, Gerald W. Bristor; two brothers, Paul Bristor and
Friends may call at the Frank J. Behm Funeral Home, Waynesburg from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday Dec. 12 where private funeral services will be held
Wednesday Dec. 13 at 1 P.M. with the Rev. Kenneth Thomas officiating.
Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery. The family requested that contributions
be made to Eva K. Bowlby Public Library in lieu of flowers.
J. Russell Brooks, 61, of Swarts, died Tuesday evening, September 10,
of a heart attack at his home.
He was born October 14, 1913 at Morgan Township, the son of the late James R.
and Nora Pettit Brooks. He is preceded in death by his wife, Irene Cathers
Brooks, who died August 28, 1971. They were married July 14, 1955.
He is survived by two daughters, Cathy and Jane, both at home; and one sister,
Mrs. Lloyd "Louise" Craft, of Waynesburg.
He was a member of the Swarts United Methodist Church and was employed with
Finley Refactories Co., of Washington, Pa.
Friends of J. Russell Brooks of Swartz who died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1974 are
being received in the Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home, Rogersville where funeral
services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Friday with Rev. Ronald Evans officiating.
Burial will follow in Greene County Memorial Park
James Burns, 54, of Warren, Ohio, formerly of Waynesburg, died Sunday,
Sept. 9, 1979 at 12:05 p.m. at St. Joseph's Hospital in Warren following a
six month illness.
Born Feb. 27, 1926, he was the son of the late James and the late Etta May
He has resided in Warren for the past 35 years, and was employed by Republic
He is survived by three brothers, Arthur Stout of Little Rock, California,
Arleigh Wiley of New Freeport and Robert Anderson of Laurel, Michigan; three
aunts; four uncles; 22 nieces and nephews and 24 great nieces and nephews.
Friends of James Burns, 54, of Warren, Ohio, who died Sunday, Sept. 9, 1979,
will be received from 7 to 9 P.M. Tuesday at the Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home in
Rogersville. Funeral service will be held at 1P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home
with Evangelist Gene West officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery.
Ella S. Burnfield, 59, of 2608 Bannock St., Denver, Colo., and formerly
of Waynesburg, died Friday, April 24, 1964, at her home. She had been ill
but her death was unexpected. She was born June 8, 1904, at Jackson
Twp., to the late Thomas and Ida Morris Smith. Mrs. Burnfield resided
in Waynesburg almost all of her life where she was employed at the South
Penn Telephone Co. for 25 years. She moved to Denver ten years ago and
worked in the advertising department of a telephone company there for
six years. She retired four years ago. She was a member of the First
Christian Church of Denver.
One uncle, Edward H. Morris of Washington, survives. A brother, Conrad,
Funeral arrangements, in charge of the Robert L. Lantz Funeral Home,
Rogersville, are incomplete.
Friends of Ella S. Burnfield of Denver, Colo. And formerly of Waynesburg,
who died Friday, April 24, 1964, are being received at the Robert L.
Lantz Funeral Home, Rogersville, where services will be conducted
at 2 P.M. Friday by Rev. Eugene Nichelson. Burial will follow at Rosemont
Brave - Jesse R. Burnfield, 74, Brave, Pa., died on Friday, Sept.
12, 1975 at the Greene County Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 28, 1900 near Wadestown, West Virginia, he was the son of the
late Stephen and Caroline Wise Burnfield. He retired from the Peoples
Natural Gas Company in 1960 and was a member of the Bethal Community
Church and the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Company.
He is survived by his wife, Lizzie Stiles Burnfield, one son, William
T. of Monroeville, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Hildreth "Lucille" Cross of
Fairmont, West Virginia, Mrs. Leo "Mary" Cole and Mrs. Edgar "May"
Moore, both of Brave; eight grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Earl Byard
of Route 5, Waynesburg. He was preceded in death by one son, four brothers,
and two sisters.
Friends of Jesse R. Burnfield, 74, Brave, who died on Friday, Sept. 12,
1975 are being received at the Owen Funeral Home in Blacksville, West
Virginia. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 1 P.M.. At the Bethel
Community Church with the Rev. Paul Watson and the Rev. David Stains
officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery.
Lizzie B. Burnfield, 90, of Brave, died Monday, April 7, 1986, following
a long illness.
She was born March 17, 1895, near Brave, daughter of the late Minor D.
and Sarah Catherine Cumberledge Stiles. Her husband, Jesse R. Burnfield,
died September 12, 1975.
Surviving are a son, William T. Burnfield of Monroeville; three daughters,
Mrs. Hildreth "Lucille" Cross of Fairmont, W.Va., Mrs. Leo "Mary"
Cole and Mrs. Edgar "Mae" Moore, both of Brave; eight grandchildren,
and two great-grandchildren.
She was the last of her immediate family. A son, Kenneth Rex Burnfield,
and a sister, Mary Gump, are deceased.
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