Edna Nichols, 100, of Route 1, St. Marys died April 5, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 5, 1902, in Ritchie County, a daughter of the late Oliver and Laura Eddy Cunningham. She had attended the Jehovah Witness Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Mildred Pritchett of St. Marys; two sons, Homer Nichols, and Clarence Nichols, both of St. Marys; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward E. Nichols; one son, Clyde Nichols; one daughter; one brother; and two sisters.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Nine Mile Cemetery, Route 16, Pleasants County, WV. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Howard W. Noland
Howard W. Noland, 64, of Sistersville died Sept. 15, 2001, at his home.
He was employed at McDonald’s Restaurant, St. Marys, W.Va., and was a Protestant.
He is survived by his wife, Naomi Dawson Noland; three sons, Howard W. Noland Jr. of New Martinsville, Jerry D. Noland of Sistersville and Michael D. Noland of Mineral, Va; four daughters, Linda S. Johnson of New Martinsville, Donna D. Noland of Clarksburg, Ronda K. Noland of Wheeling and Christie L. Williams of Friendly; two brothers, David L. and Roy Noland, both of Maryland; two sisters, Margie Parsons of New Martinsville and Lucy B. Parsons of Ohio; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David A. and Ida Stewart Noland; one son, James Brian Noland; one brother; and one sister.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne, Evangelist Roy Dawson officiating. Interment in Walker Cemetery, New Martinsville, W.Va. Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Bruce Northcraft, 75, of Bens Run, W.Va., died, March 19, 2002, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Ohio. He was born Jan. 2, 1927, at Pt. Lookout, Pleasants County, West Virginia, a son of Ruby Tice Domain. He was a graduate of St. Marys High School, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a millwright and a member of the Millwrights Local Union 1755 in Parkersburg. He was a member of the Pt. Lookout United Methodist Church, where he was a song leader and sang in the church choir. His hobbies included farming.
He is survived by one son, Ralph E. Northcraft and his wife, Carla, of Bens Run; two grandsons, Chad Northcraft and Brian Northcraft of Middlebourne, W.Va.; and his second wife, Phyllis Parsons Dent Northcraft. He was preceded in death by his mother and his first wife, Mary Wells Northcraft.
Services will be held Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home in St Marys, W.Va. Burial will be in the Pt. Lookout Cemetery, Pt. Lookout, Pleasants County. Calling hours from 7-9 p.m. Friday, and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Richard K. Northrop
Richard K. "Dick" Northrop Sr., 78, of St. Marys, died May 4, 2002, at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.
He was born Oct. 9, 1923, in St. Marys, a son of the late John Bruce and Nellie Reynolds Northrop. He was a 1942 graduate of St. Marys High School, and attended West Virginia University. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the St. Marys Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He had been maintenance superintendent for the former Quaker State Oil Refinery, St. Marys, retiring after 43 years service. He had been a member of the Pleasants County Park Commission, a member of the Elks Lodge 1703 B.P.O.E., St. Marys, and had been active with the Boy Scouts of America.
He is survived by three sons, Richard K. "Rick" Northrop and his wife, Freda of St. Marys, John Bruce "JB" Northrop and his wife, Karen of Byron, Ill., and Robert P. "Bob" Northrop and his wife, Jo Ann of Pepperell, Mass.; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Velma Weber of St. Marys; one sister-in-law, Opal Northrop of St. Marys; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary E. "Betty" Harris Northrop; one daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Northrop; and one brother, Norman Northrop.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, with the Rev. Michael Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary IOOF Cemetery. Calling hours from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Virginia Ilene Nutter
Virginia Ilene Nutter, formerly of Snow Hill-Mt. Nebo, WV, died April 6, 2002, at Worthington Manor, Parkersburg.
She was born Oct. 27, 1918, in Skelton, Raleigh County, a daughter of the late Leonard and Edna Webb.
Virginia was a member of the Hilltop United Methodist Church, a homemaker, a former leader of the Snow Hill Merry Makers 4-H Club, was a member of the Quinwood chapter of Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Green Valley Home Demonstration Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orange Nutter; one son, Dudley Nutter; one daughter Barbara Matheny; and one sister, Elizabeth Trout.
Survivors include four children, Janet Matheny of Vienna, Larry Nutter of Tampa, FL, Eddie Nutter of Belpre and Randy Nutter of St. Marys; two sisters, Olive Wills of Beckley, Patsy Green of Flat Top, WV; two brothers, Elbert Webb of Olmsted Falls, OH; Paul Webb of Ocean City, MD.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Service will be held 2 p.m. today, at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Rainelle, WV, with the Rev. Garlin Groves officiating. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery, Clintonville, WV. Arrangements by Wallace and Wallace of Rainelle, WV.
Loretta Jean O'Donnell, 64, of St. Marys, WV, died Aug 3, 2002, in Harrisonburg, VA.
She is survived by two brothers, Ray Cornell and Robert Cornell; and one sister, Donna Collins.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael O'Donnell; two sisters; and two brothers.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Waverly Church of Christ. Burial will be in Evergreen North Cemetery, Parkersburg. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Dale E. Oldfield Sr.
Dale E. Oldfield Sr., 78, of St. Marys, died Oct. 16, 2001, at the Marietta Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 17, 1923, in St. Marys, son of the late John and Sarah Jane Hackathorn Oldfield. He was a 1943 graduate of St. Marys High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired from the Ormet Corporation; was a member of the Steelworkers Union; and a member of the George Street Church of Christ. His hobbies included woodworking and furniture finishing.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Jeannine Brown Oldfield; three sons, Dale E. ‘Doug’ Oldfield Jr. and his wife, Kim of New Matamoras, Tim Oldfield and his wife, Margie of Belmont, and Dirk Oldfield of St. Marys; seven grandchildren, Briana, Justin, Robert, Timothy, Derek, Kelsey and Nikki; one sister, Katherine Paynter; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Gregory K. Oldfield; two sisters, Nell Barnes and Thelma Michael; and five brothers, Denzil Oldfield, ‘Pete’ Oldfield, Thaddeus Oldfield, Robert Oldfield and John Oldfield.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, with Evangelist Arnold Huyghebaert and Pastor Ron Weber officiating. Burial will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 79; VFW Post 222; and AMVETS Post 40. Calling hours are from 4-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Bernard A. ‘‘Red’’ Oliver
Bernard A. ‘‘Red’’ Oliver, 63, of St. Marys, died Jan. 8, 2001.
Survivors include five sons, Ricky of St. Marys, Larry of Michigan, R. Douglas of Georgia, Bernard of Marietta and James; and eight grandchildren.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, Pastor Chuck Rogers officiating. Burial in the Cloverdale Cemetery, Pleasants County. Visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Thursday.
Ronald Richard Peters
Ronald Richard Peters, 62, of Terre Haute, IN, died May 14, 2001, in Terrre Haute Regional Hospital.
He was born August 19, 1938, in Lancaster, PA, to Richard and Helen Peters. He was a graduate of Notre Dame University, was an Air Force veteran, a member of the Elks Club and former member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He was a former employee of Straight Wire Orthodontic Studies and Dr. Jay Gerber of St. Marys.
A mass of Christian Burial was held May 16, 2001.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 113 S. Fifth St., Terre Haute, IN 47807
Jack H. Petty
Jack H. Petty, 68, of Route 2, Waverly, died Oct. 25, 2001, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital of Parkersburg.
He was born Aug. 8, 1933, in Fly, Ohio, son of the late Donald Dale and Gertrude Allen Petty. He was a member and a deacon of the Willow Island Baptist Church and was retired from DuPont Washington Works with more than 26 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jeanne Pickens Petty; children, Jackie Ludwig and her husband, Dean of Fleming, Ohio, Rick Petty and his wife, Robin, Kim Waggoner of St. Marys, Steve Petty of Williamstown, and Jill Kirkpatrick and her husband, Roger of Waverly; nine grandchildren, Tiffany Taylor and her husband, Chad, Michelle Morris, Jessie Petty, Autumn Petty, Lindsay Waggoner, Logan Waggoner, Skylar Petty, Haylee Harper and Kelsey Kitkpatrick; and two great-granddaughters, Kalyn Taylor and Lakyn Ankrom.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Willow Island Baptist Church of Willow Island, W.Va., with Pastors James R. Pickens and Dana Locke officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Island Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Ruttencutter-Ingram Funeral Home of St. Marys, and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Dale F. Pickens
Dale F. Pickens, 70, of St. Marys died Oct. 8, 2002.
He is survived by his father, Clarence Pickens; his wife, Martha Sunderman Pickens; four children, Dale Steven Pickens, Kirk Pickens, Juliann Bralek and John Pickens; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; and three sisters.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Mount Pleasant Church, Pleasants County. Visitation from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys.
Memorial donations to the Pleasants County Humane Society, P.O. Box 110, St. Marys, WV 26170.