Lytton Study Group Obituaries d. Jan 1 1997 to Dec 31 1999

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Litten, Ruth D. (Goodyear), 87, of Phillipsburg, of Greenville, Saturday. Graveside services 1:30 p.m. Monday, Verona Cemetery. (Kindred-Barnes, Englewood)

Dayton Daily News, Ohio, Jan 5 1997, pg 2B [Ruth Goodyear]



Frances Irene Crowder, 57, of Belle died Feb. 15, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

She was a member of Belle Church of the Nazarene, a native of Ward, and a 34-year resident of Belle.

Surviving: husband, Dan Crowder daughters, Joanna Jalbert of Maryland, Sandra Mullins of Lizemores, Sally Hudson of Cabin Creek, Martha Young and Mary Litton, both of Belle; brother, John Persinger of Lexington; eight grandchildren.

Friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Feb 16 1997

[Mary Crowder]

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Akron, OH - Winfred Donald Rhodes 67, passed away February 17, 1997.

He was born October 13, 1929, in Gay, W.Va., moving to Akron in 1947. He was employed by PPG and attended Hope United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Shirley; son Jeff (Beckie) Rhodes of Canal Fulton; daughter Diana (Bob) Denso of Fairlawn; sisters, Sadie Staats of West Virginia; Loraine (Curtis) Andrews of Florida; niece, Michele Belka; brother-in-law, Basil Belka; grandchildren, Ryan, Dezco, Jacquie, Mitch, Christopher, and Jill Rhodes; and numerous friends.

Services were held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Paul George officiating. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Bacher Funeral Home, 3326 Manchester Rd. was in charge of arrangements.

Source unknown [Winfred Rhodes, Clyde Rhodes, Beatrice Litton, Margaret McQueen, Charles Litton, Abraham Litton, Rebecca Westfall]



Alkol -- Ruby Bailey, 73, of Alkol, Lincoln County, died March 2, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, Charleston, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving: sons, Norman of Dale City, Va., Kenneth and Samuel, both of Alkol daughters, Shirley E. Miller of Alkol, Shelva J. Troll of Silver Spring, Md., Naomi Bunting of Foster sisters, Murlene Bailey of Silver Spring, Maggie June Litton of Streetsboro, Ohio brother, Egbert Miller of Williamson 15 grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stevens Funeral Home, Madison, with the Rev. John Hager officiating. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Alkol. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Mar 4 1997 [Maggie Miller]

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Margaret Faye Dawson Litton, 77, of Charleston died March 20, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a long illness.

She was a homemaker, a graduate of Charleston High School and a lifelong resident of Charleston.

Surviving: son, Thomas Clyde of Marceline, Mo. daughters, Peggy Ann Litton of Silver Spring, Md., Peaches Litton Bagan of Wellington, Fla. sisters, Madeline Dawson Mathes of Charleston, Ruth Dawson Dotson of South Charleston two grandchildren.

Private memorial service will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of choice. Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Mar 22 1997

[Margaret Dawson]

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



John D. Bulka Sr., an employee of the Carbide Graphite Group, died Sunday (March 23, 1997) in DeGraff Memorial Hospital, North Tonawanda. He was 37.

Bulka, of Cayuga Drive, was born in Niagara Falls and, in 1977, graduated from LaSalle High School.

He had worked in the graphite department of the Carbide Graphite Group on Packard Road for eight years.

Bulka enjoyed woodworking, painting, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, the former Peggy M. Litten; his mother, Patricia Cascio of Niantic, Conn.; a son, John Jr.; a daughter, Jamie; three brothers, Stephen of Waukesha, Wis., Joseph and Peter II; and three sisters, Barbara Austin of Ransomville, Patricia Kaler of Houston and Kathleen Cianchetti.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered today in St. John de LaSalle Catholic Church. Burial was in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston.

Buffalo News, NY, Mar 26 1997, pg A8

[Peggy Litten]



Leonard Litten Dilley, 75, Wellington, MO, passed away Monday, March 31, 1997, at Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lexington, MO. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at the First Baptist Church, Wellington, MO; burial will be in Wellington City Cemetery. Friends may call 12 noon-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Snow Funeral Home, Wellington, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Wellington. (Arrangements: Snow Funeral Home, Wellington, MO)

The Kansas City Star, MO, Apr 1 1997, pg B4



Fairplay -- Paul Franklin Litten, 83, of 17319 Spielman Road, died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Washington County Hospital.

Born March 16, 1914, in Downsville, he was the son of the late Thomas Edgar and Bessie W. Liskey Litten.

He was employed at Victor Hosiery Mill in Hagerstown for 21 years, and then at Montgomery Ward in Hagerstown for 11 years, retiring in 1979.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater.

He was a member of Downsville Church of the Brethren.

He also was a member of Potomac Post 202 American Legion, and Conococheague Tribe 84 Improved Order of Redmen, both in Williamsport; and North American Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by his wife, Georgia Frances Litten Litten; one daughter, Eileen Plotner of Fayetteville, Pa.; three sons, Charles Litten of Williamsport, Robert Litten and Carl Litten, both of Fairplay; one brother, Clyde Litten of Martinsburg, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Beulah Nally and Lena Smith; and one granddaughter.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The Rev. Jan Dorsey will officiate. Burial will be in Manor Cemetery in Tilghmanton, with miltiary graveside serivces conducted by Morris Frock Post 42, American Legion, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral home will be open Friday after 9 a.m. for the convenience of family and friends.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Downsville Church of the Brethren, 8228 Dam No. 4 Road, Williamsport, Md. 21795.

Source unknown

[Paul Litten, Thomas Litten, Bessie Liskey, Frances Litten]



Spencer --Harley Lee Goodwin Sr., 62, of Spencer, formerly of Charleston, died April 17, 1997, at home after a short illness.

He was born at Ward. He was a retired traffic engineer for the city of Charleston, an Army veteran and a Baptist. He was a 10-year resident of Roane County.

Surviving: wife, Jannett Rose Litton Goodwin; sons, Harley Lee Jr. of Sissonville, Willard Mark of Walton; daughters, Debra Lee Goodwin of Evans, Sandra Lee Goodwin Harrison of Goldtown, Susan Lee Goodwin Thaxton of Wolf Pen, Denise Lee Goodwin Combs of Buffalo; brothers, J.B. of Cleveland, Ohio, Charles Lee of Charleston, Carrol Ray of Birch Run, Mich.; sisters, Darley Marcella Nelson of Bancroft, Linda Ann Sherrick of Charleston; 15 grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer. Burial will be in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Harmony. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Apr 18 1997

[Jannett Litton]

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Mrs. Ollie Blevins Kidd, 101, of Trisler Lane, Junction City, died Tuesday, April 22, 1997 at her residence.

Born March 2, 1896, in Wayne County, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Ellen Litton Blevins and the widow of Oscar Kidd.

She was a homemaker and a member of Junction City Baptist Church.

Survivors include: three daughters, Nola Flynn of Junction City, Linnie Short of Stanford, and Cleora Westerfield of Danville; two sons, Alfred Kidd of Harrodsburg and Billy Kidd of Bardstown; one brother, Garr Blevins of Jamestown Tenn.; 37 grandchildren; 74 great grandchildren; and 13 great great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five children, Robert, Everett, Jesse, Chester and Letha Kidd.

Services for Mrs. Kidd were held Friday, April 25, at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home in Danville by Rev. Paul Bunger and Rev. Earl Burnside. Burial was in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford.

Pallbearers were Rex, Mark, Mike, Tim, and Bobby Kidd, Roger Cannada, Charlie Flynn, and Ronnie Short. Honorary pallbearers were Jim, David, Bill and Carrol Flynn, Allen Kidd, Ricky Cannada and Donnie Short.

Harrodsburg Herald, KY, May 1 1997

[Alfred Blevins]



Virgil Dale Ingram, 64, of Nitro died May 15, 1997, in Erickson Hospital, Manitoba, Canada, after a short illness.

He was a retired chemical operator from Monsanto Chemical Co., Nitro, and a member of Nitro Moose Lodge 565 and the United Steelworkers union.

Surviving: wife, Ruby Ingram; daughter, Lisa Toms of Cross Lanes; granddaughter, Sydney Reece Toms of Cross Lanes.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, with the Rev. Harold Goodpaster officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, May 19 1997

[Virgil Ingram, Irvin Ingram, Arthur Ingram, Myrtle Litton, Luverna Thomas, David Litton, Abraham Litton, Margaret Westfall]



Kenna -- Mamie Bell Parsons Skeen, 72, of Kenna died June 8, 1997, in Cedar Ridge Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was a housewife, a Christian, a member of Kenna Grange, and was retired from the Jackson County Board of Education.

Surviving: husband, Herman Skeen; son, Dallas of Kenna; mother, Ethel Parsons of Ripley; sisters, Monnie Landis of Ripley, Mildred Hunt of Columbus, Ohio, Juanita Skeen of Vienna; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with the Rev. Hubert Groves officiating. Burial will be in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to American Cancer Society, Attention: Erica Butcher, Parkway Center, 3901 Briscoe Road, Parkersburg, W.Va. 26101.

The Charleston Gazette, Charleston WV, Jun 10 1997

[Mamie Parsons, Clara Litton, Ephraim Vannoy]



Orlando, Fla. -- Thomas R. Burns Sr., 53, of Orlando, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died June 9, 1997, in Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, after a short illness.

He was a Mason, a Vietnam War veteran, a member of the Scottish Rite Lodge and a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, Charleston.

Surviving: son, Tom Burns Jr. of Charleston; sisters, Helen Maxwell of Rand, W.Va., Phyllis Litton of Charleston.

Service will be 7:30 p.m. Monday at Elk Funeral Home Chapel, Charleston, with Pastor Richard A. Fleischman officiating. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Friends may call one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Jun 16 1997

[Phyllis Burns]



Beckley -- Richard Lee "Dick" Lytton, 66, of Beckley died June 15, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a native of Columbus, Ohio, a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, an Army veteran of the Korean War, former owner of Bypass Esso, a retired employee of Bolt Specialty Corp. with 20 years' service, and a member of United Methodist Temple, Moose Lodge 1606, Beckley, and the Fraternal Order of Police.

Surviving: wife, Nancy Chaffin Lytton; son, Richard Lee Jr of Valrico, Fla.; daughter, Sharon Lytton Croy of Princeton; four grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Temple with the Rev. Dan Johnson and the Rev. Michael Atkinson officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Melton Mortuary and one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to either United Methodist Temple Building Fund, 3871 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, W.Va. 25801, or to a charity of choice.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Jun 18 1997

[Richard Lytton]



Sherri Lee Litton, 45, of Rand died June 25, 1997, at home after a short illness.

She was a dental technician, a Baptist, a member of Rand Volunteer Fire Department and a junior assistant Brownie leader.

Surviving: husband, Tim Litton; son, Robert Siemiaczko of Dunbar; stepdaughters, Shirley Renee, Misty Marie, Christy Sue and Rebecca Litton, all of Rand; mother, Patricia Muriel Davis of Front Royal, Va.; sister, Sandra Gwinn of Front Royal; brother, James Davis of Sherman, Texas.

Service will be 2 p.m., Sunday at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Wayne Cogar officiating. Burial will be in Holly Grove Cemetery, Paint Creek. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society or to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Jun 27 1997

[Sherri Davis]

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt

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Litton, Sherri L. -- Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle, with the Rev. Wayne Cogar officiating. Burial will be in Holly Grove Cemetery, Paint Creek. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society or to Kanawha Hospice Care Inc., 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064. Litton, 45 [b. May 26 1952), of Rand died June 25, 1997, at home after a short illness. Correction on survivors: daughter, Shirley Renee Litton of Rand; stepdaughters, Misty Marie, Christy Sue and Rebecca Litton, all of Rand.

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Waterfall, Pa. -- Harry D. Palmer, 75, of Star Route 3, died Sunday, June 29, 1997, at Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Born March 22, 1922, in Erie, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Bertha Palmer.

He was employed as a representative for the Christian Record Braille Foundation for 16 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army. He was a member of Needmore Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he served as an elder. He was a member of the National Society of Poets, and Mount Aetna Volunteer Fire Co. in Hagerstown, where he served as president for 11 years.

He is survived by his wife, Madeline J. Kenerson Palmer, whom he married Sept. 22, 1957; nine children, Maredith Torres of Glendale, Calif., Trisha Poland of Calico Rock, Ark., Donna Horton of New Bern, N.C., Joyce Lytton of Lilburn, Ga., Debbe Palmer of Sanbornton, N.H., Sandi Higgins of West Palm Beach, Fla., Harry D. Palmer Jr. of Slidell, La., Karen Henry of Randolph, N.J., and Lisa Greenawalt of Harrisburg, Pa.; one grandson, Jesse Palmer, who is being raised in the Palmer home; one sister, Rita Titus of Erie, Pa.; 23 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Needmore Seventh-day Adventist Church in Needmore, Pa. David Elliott, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Pocasset Hill Cemetery in Tiverton, R.I.

Friends may call at M.R. Brown Funeral Home in Hustontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church Wednesday 30 minutes prior to the service.

The Morning Herald, Hagerstown MD, Jul 1 1997

[Joyce Palmer]



Wallis -- George [Gerald?] Litten passed away peacefully at Inglewood Care Centre, West Vancouver, B.C., June 30th, 1997 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Heartfelt thanks to the staff at Inglewood. Gerald was born in Berkshire, England in 1925, but spent most of his adult life in Canada. Predeceased by his brothers George, Bernard and Robert. Survived by his brothers Francis and Rupert in England and his sister Mary Van in USA. He will be sorely missed by his many friends in Canada and the families and friends in England and USA. Funeral service will be held on Firday, July 4, at 12 noon at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 885 - 22nd Street, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Parkinson's Association or the charity of choice.

Vancouver Sun, British Columbia, Canada, Jul 4 1997



Statts Mills -- Lewis Gerald Mahood, 73, of Statts Mills, Jackson County, died Thursday, July 3, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was a former employee of Harlow Lime, a member of Shatto Church and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving: wife, Monnie Fields Mahood; sons, Lewis E. of Spencer, Delmer Lee at home, Jerry Keith of Elkins, William James of Troy, Va., Steve of Gay; mother, Edna Litton Mahood of Statts Mills; brothers, Ed of Gay, Ronnie of Ripley, Vernon of Statts Mills; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Shatto Church with the Rev. Creel Kerns officiating. Burial will be in Woodfeld Cemetery.

Friends may call two hours prior to service at the church. Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, is in charge of arrangements.

Charleston Daily Mail, Charleston WV, Jul 4 1997

[Lewis Mahood, Edna Litton, William Mahood]



Rose Foster Litton
Briceville native

Rose Foster Litton, 91, of Titusville, Fla., formerly of Briceville, died Friday, July 4, 1997, at her home.

Mrs. Litton is survived by a daughter, Uneeda Litton Stinson of Titusville.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, in the chapel of Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Lake City.

Burial will follow at Circle Cemetery in Briceville.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge TN, Jul 9 1997



Paul G. Harkins, 70, of Charleston died July 7, 1997, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a Baptist, a retired pressman from Charleston Newspapers with 40 years' service and a member of the Old Man Heck Club.

Surviving: wife, Marian; sons, Samuel R. of DeSoto, Texas, William P. of Denton, Texas; daughters, Sharon "Lynn" Pecora, Teresa A. Harkins and Paula K. Baier, all of Charleston, Patricia Sloan of Newton; sisters, Phyllis "Connie" Barron of Charleston, Carmen Ranson of Goldtown, Gwendolyn Cummings of Katawa, Ky.; brother, Lynndal of Charleston; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Elk Funeral Home, Charleston, with Elder James DeVere officiating. Burial will be in Elk Hills Memorial Gardens, Big Chimney. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Jul 10 1997

[Paul Harkins, Mabel Litton, Myrtle Morris, Irvin Litton, Abraham Litton, Margaret Westfall]



Litton, James George

A retired mechanic and truck driver with Baton Rouge Marine Contractors and resident of Bayou Corne, he died at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 1997, in Thibodaux. He was 75 and a native of Trenton, Tenn. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of International Longshoreman's Association Local No. 3033. Visiting was at Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at the funeral home chapel 8 a.m. until religious services at10 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Randy Nichols. Interment in St. Jules Cemetery, Belle Rose. Survived by wife, Yvonne Cedotal Litton, Bayou Corne; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Ruth and Davis Landry, Bayou Pigeon, Susan and Lindsey Blanchard and Kay and Michael Domingue, all of Bayou Corne; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Preceded in death by parents, Bennie and Polkie Gorden Litton; and a sister, Joanne Wilson. Pallbearers will be Lindsey Blanchard, Mike Domingue, Davis Landry, Aubrey Cedotal, Brad Blanchard and Nicholas Blanchard.

The Baton Rouge Advocate, LA, Aug 6 1997, pg A10

[James Litton, Bennie Litton]



Ripley -- Erwin "Doc" Litton, 56, of Ripley died Aug. 31, 1997, at home after a long illness.

He was an Army veteran and an employee of Ravenswood Aluminum.

Surviving: wife, Carolyn Sue Litton; son, Michael of Bessemer City, N.C.; daughter, Sherry Quick of Ripley; mother, Maxine Rogers of Staats Mill; sisters, Eileen Fisher of Dalton, Ohio, Sandy Fisher of Massillon, Ohio; brother, Eldon of Staats Mill; three grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Siniaville Cemetery, Staats Mill, with the Rev. Mike Norris officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Sep 2 1997

[Erwin Litton]

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Concord, N.C. -- Martha Anderson, 59, of Concord, formerly of Charleston, W.Va., died Sept. 17, 1997, at home.

She was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School, Charleston, and former part-owner of A&W Root Beer.

Surviving: husband, Joseph; daughters, Kathy Boyce of Shinnston, W.Va., Dani Williams of Kannapolis, Nancy Doyle of Locust; brothers, W.W. Litton of Surfside, S.C., Keith Litton of Parkersburg, W.Va.; four granddaughters; one great-grandson.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, W.Va., with the Rev. Richard McGuire officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of Cabarrus County, P.O. Box 1235, Concord, N.C. 28026.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Sep 19 1997

[Martha Litton d/o Delmer Litton and Opal Godby]

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Leroy -- Woodrow Wilson Rhodes, 84, of Leroy, Jackson County, died Sept. 25, 1997, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was a construction worker and farmer.

Surviving: wife, E. Mae Casto Rhodes; daughters, Linda Haught of Bloomingdale, Ohio, Vanessa Harpold of Leroy; sister, Janie Mitchell of Ripley; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Herman P. Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, near Spencer. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Sep 27 1997

[Woodrow Rhodes, Jasper Rhodes, Dova Litton, John Litton, Martha Tolley]



Red Springs -- Mrs. Margaret Lytton McGoogan, 80, of 906 W. Second Ave. died Sunday in Hermitage Retirement Center in Lumberton.

Mrs. McGoogan taught vocational home economics at Angier High School, Red Springs High School and Raeford High School. She operated the Photo Shop.

A graveside service will be conducted at noon Wednesday in Alloway Cemetery by the Rev. Ken Goodrich.

Mrs. McGoogan is survived by a son, William C. McGoogan of Red Springs; two sisters, Catherine Altman of Lake Junaluska and Evelyn Lewis of Gastonia; and three brothers, Coit Lytton, Kenneth Lytton and Charles Lytton, all of Gastonia.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Red Springs Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Red Springs Presbyterian Church, 115 N. Vance St., Red Springs, N.C. 28377.

Fayetteville Observer, NC, Nov 4 1997



Charles Edward Litton, 63 [b. Jun 18 1934], of Charleston, died Dec. 10, 1997, in General Division, CAMC [Charleston WV], after a long illness.

He was a retired laborer from Don Skiles Construction Co.

Surviving: several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. today in Pittman Cemetery, Charleston, with the Rev. O.L. Shepherd and the Rev. Samuel Bounds officiating. There will be no visitation. Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, is in charge of arrangements.

Charleston Gazette, Charleston WV, no date

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Ravenswood -- Charles Robert "Bob" Miller, 64, of Ravenswood died Dec. 16, 1997, in Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.

He was a truck driver for Valley Inc., Millwood.

Surviving: wife, Wilma Casto Miller; son, Gregory R. Miller of Ravenswood; mother, Myrtle Litton Miller of Ravenswood; sisters, Jo Ellen Nicholson of Ripley, Helen Bush of Mount Alto, Debra Smith of Gahanna, Ohio.

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Clarence Morton officiating. Burial will be in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Dec 18 1997

[Charles Miller, James Miller, Lula Litton, Ira Litton]



Birch River -- Ollie Ralph Asbury, 80, of Birch River, Nicholas County, died Dec. 17, 1997, in Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Gassaway, after a short illness.

He was a retired miner from Consolidation Coal Co. near Clarksburg, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of VFW, Gassaway, Masonic Lodge 130, Strange Creek, American Legion Post 31, UMW, and Scottish Rite Bodies, Clarksburg.

Surviving: wife, Helen M. Litton Asbury; daughters, Patsy Shannon and Peggy Kelly, both of Melbourne, Fla., Debra Holcomb of Sutton; son, Edmon Ralph of Gallant, Ala.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with the Rev. Charles Cook officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hill Memorial Gardens, Mount Clare. Friends may call two hours prior to service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a charity of choice.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Dec 18 1997

[Helen Litton]

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Myrtle Litton Beulike, 87, of Charleston died Dec. 28, 1997, at home after a long illness.

She was a housewife, a member of Central United Methodist Church, Ladies Oriental Shrine Court 77, and Eastern Star Chapter 88, a former president of Breezemont Garden Club, former Girl Scout leader, and a former volunteer with Kanawha Valley Hospital.

Surviving: son, Edward of Charleston; sister, Marie L. Erwin of Charleston; brother, Clyde Litton of Washington; three grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Dec 30 1997

[Edward Beulike]

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Sadie Whitehouse Litton, 78, of Danville and Yumatilla, Fla., died Saturday [Mar 22 1997] at her home in Yumatilla.

Born May 22, 1918, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Rosa Lee Alford Whitehouse. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Broadway, and the Dorcas Sunday School Class.

Survivors include her husband, Horace Litton; a daughter, Barbara Young of Lexington; two sons, M. Gene Litton of Columbus, Ohio, and Curtis R. Litton of Las Vegas, Nev.; five brothers, Clarence Whitehouse of Lebanon, Godbey Whitehouse of Danville, J.L. Whitehouse of South Bend, Ind., and Alford Whitehouse and Stanley Whitehouse, both of Perryville; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Marion County, Fla.

Source unknown, published Mar 23 1997

[Abagail Chambers]



Coffey, Ralph -- 79, of Oneida, died Monday, July 21, 1997, at the St. Mary's Medical Center in Knoxville. He was born in Scott County on September 3, 1917, and was the son of the late Jay and Ella Litton Coffey. He was a member and deacon of the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Oneida since March 1949, and owned and operated Coffey T.V. and Service Shop for 39 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, William (Bill) Coffey and Charles Ralph Coffey; two sisters, Anna Jane Coffey and Beatrice Coffey; four brothers: Roy, Archie, George and Luther Coffey; stepmother, Jane Coffey; son-in-law, Bill Sexton; and a granddaughter, Angela Faye Sexton. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Leona Mae Chambers Coffey; a daughter, Ella Coffey Sexton of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters: Edie Duncan and husband, Frank, and Evelyn Kent, all of South Carolina; four brothers: Robert Coffey of South Carolina; Johnny Coffey and wife, Jean, of Florida; Dalton Coffey and wife, Bernice, of Kentucky; and Earl Coffey and wife, Mary, of Indiana; five grandchildren: Scott Sexton, Michael Sexton, and Pam Williams, all of Dayton, Ohio; Michelle Ipock of Oneida; and Mark Coffey and wife, Billie, of Georgia; great-grandchildren: Shane Williams and Michael Sexton of Dayton, Ohio; Ashley Ipock of Oneida; and Stephen and Heather Coffey of Georgia; daughter-in-law, Brenda Coffey of Winfield; step-granddaughter, Julia Kuhn of Knoxville; and two step-great-granddaughters, Nikki and Cara Girage of Georgia. Many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, July 24, 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with the Reverends Dale Smith and Chester Morgan officiating. Special music will be provided by Allen Matthews. Burial will follow in the Litton Cemetery. The family was to receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. at the Jones & Son Funeral Home of Oneida, which had charge of arrangements.

Independent Herald, Oneida TN, Jul 24 1997

[Ralph Coffey, Jay Coffey, Ella Litton]



Services for Fred Litton Jr.[Charles Frederick Litton], 84, of Lubbock will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Bowman Chapel of First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Wiseman, associate pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under direction of Sanders Funeral Home.

He died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, in St. Mary Hospital [Lubbock TX].

He was born in Plano on Oct. 14, 1913, moved to Lubbock in 1928 and graduated from Lubbock High School. He graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and later attended UCLA.

He married Genevieve E. Earnest [b. Jul 21 1915 LA] on Oct. 12, 1941, in Bunkie, La. She died Feb. 7, 1995 [Lubbock TX]. they moved to Lubbock from California in 1946. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church Rafters Sunday School Class.

Survivors include two sons, Allen of Lubbock and Craig of Houston; a daughter, Sharon Litton of Dallas [b. Aug 21 1923 Santa Monica CA, m. Michael Paul Menaul]; a brother James of New York City; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Lubbock TX, Dec 26 1997

[s/o Charles Frederick Litton Sr b. Nov 16 1886 Arlington TX, d. Oct 20 1980 Lubbock TX, and m. Sep 26 1912 in Plano TX, Ruby Rose Barron b: Aug 10 1887 Plano TX, d. Jan 6 1967 Lubbock TX. Charles s/o John Litton b. Apr 1848 AL living in Arlington TX for 1900 census]



Armour C. Litton, 85, of Cross Lanes died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, in St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, after a long illness. He was a retired operator from True Temper Corp. with 44 years of service and attended Community Chapel Church, Cross Lanes.

Surviving: sons, Loy L. Litton Sr. of Cross Lanes, Leon Litton of Charleston; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. William Layne Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Source unknown

[s/o Clarence Llewellyn Litton s/o Bennett Preston (Peter) Litton s/o Alfred Litton s/o David (Kuper David) Litton s/o Korrin Michael Litton and Agnes Marie Dempsey]



Mr. Lloyd E. "Bud" Kern, 72, of Grantville died Jan. 9, 1998, at Newnan Hospital.

Born June 21, 1925 in Skene, Miss., Mr. Kern was the son of the late Lawrence and and Louetta Litton Kern. A retired electrician, he was a veteran of World War Two and a member of First Baptist Church of Grantville.

Mr. Kern was preceded in death by a son, Danny Kern, and granddaughter, Kimberly Kern.

A service will be today at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Grantville, with the Rev. Chris King officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Kern of Grantville; daughters, Darlene Cole of Grantville, Cathy Southern of Walnut Cove, N.C.; son, Chris Kern of Dade City, Fla.; sister, Dorothy Marks of Miami, Fla.; brothers, Chris Kern, Curtis Stanley Kern, both of Miami; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, Hogansville.

The Times-Herald, Newnam GA, Jan 11 1998

[Lawrence Kern, Lloyd Kern]



Georgia Nell Hunter, 84, of Charleston died Feb. 2, 1998, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

She was a former employee of J.C. Penney, former co-owner of Hunter's Grocery Store and attended Valley Grove Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving: son, Audrey Lowell "Ike" Hunter of Charleston; sisters, Alice Carpenter of Coco, Betty Stewart of Winfield; brothers, Fred W. Shamblin of Big Chimney, Joseph C. Shamblin of Frame, John F. Shamblin of Nitro, Charles E. Shamblin of Charleston.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Allen Midcap officiating. Burial will be in Hunter Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Feb 4 1998

[Georgia Shamblin, Audrey Hunter, Frederick Hunter, Cordelia Litton]



Gay -- Geneva Price, 73, of Gay, Jackson County, died Feb. 10, 1998, in Memorial Division, CAMC [Charleston WV], after a long illness.

She was a retired janitor from the Jackson County Board of Education and was a member of Aplin Ridge Church.

Surviving: husband, Delmer; sons, Jimmie Litton of Cottageville, Billy Litton of Newark, Ohio, Blaine Edward McClanahan of Pontiac, Ill., Bobby Glasner of Lucas, Ohio; daughters, Lisa Cooper of Sandyville, Brenda Hollar of Newark, Sharon Adkinson of Scott Depot; brother, Russel Steele of Evans; sisters, Ann Clayton of Phoenix, Phyllis Givens of Williamstown; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with the Rev. Danny Cummings officiating. Burial will be in Fairplain Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Charleston Gazette, Charleston WV, Feb 12 1998



Litton, Elmer Jr. -- 72, of Oneida, Tenn., died February 13, 1998, at Scott County Hospital. Born in Scott County, Tenn., February 19, 1925, be was the son of the late Elmer and Lydia Marcum Litton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded also in death by one infant brother. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Oneida. He is survived by his wife, Eva Litton; one daughter, Penny Woods and husband, Charles of Oneida; one sister, Juanita Chambers; one nephew, Denny Chambers; one great-nephew, Carter Chambers, all of Oneida; four aunts: Martha Marcum of Covington, Ky., Delcie Marcum, Laura Posey, and Charity King, all of Oneida; and many other relatives. Funeral services were conducted February, 17, 1998, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Phillip Kazee officiating. Interment followed in Litton Cemetery. West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Independent Herald, Oneida TN, Feb 19 1998, pg 12

[Elmer Litton, Lydia Marcum, Marion Litton, Martha Stanley]



[Durward Grafton Apple Jr]

Durward Grafton "Bub" Apple, Jr., 76, Cherry Run, WV, died Friday, February 13, 1998 at City Hospital, Martinsburg, WV. Born December 1, 1921 in Warfordsburg, PA, he was the son of the late Durward Grafton Apple and Mary Katherine Mills Apple. He worked as a mechanic for J&L Limestone Quarry and the Riverton Corporation before retiring. He served with the U.S. Army from April 1945 to December 1946. He was a member of the Cherry Run United Methodist Church, and a member of the Berkeley Post #14, American Legion in Martinsburg. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ellen Starliper Apple, whom he married December 24, 1941; one son, Grafton M. Apple, Martinsburg; one daughter, Marna R. Cokley, Martinsburg; three grandsons; one granddaughter; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Emanuel T. Apple; three sisters, Catharine E. Burleson, Reta L. Williamson and Anna M. Baker, all of Hagerstown, MD. Funeral services were held Monday, February 16, 12:30 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, with Rev. Dan Wright officiating. Interment was in Snyder's Cemetery, Morgan County, WV, with military graveside services conducted by Newton D. Baker, Post #896, V.F.W. and Berkeley Post #14, American Legion of Martinsburg.

unknown publication

[husband of Mary Ellen Starliper d/o Marjorie Lee "Margie" Litten d/o George W (Litten) Litton s/o James Litton s/o Caleb P Litton s/o John Richard "Jacki" (Letton) Litton and Lydia Valentine]



Pennington Gap, Va. -- Frank Litton Sr., 75, died Monday (Feb. 16, 1998) at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Born on Nov. 18, 1922 in Norton, Va., he lived his entire life in Lee County, except for a short time in Noblesville, Ind. He operated a dairy farm until 1971 and was employed by Cline Fertilizer, L&M Coal Company and T&T Darby Coal Company. He was also retired from Skyline Enterprises in 1988.

He served one term on the Lee County Board of Supervisors, served on the Lee County School Board and was presently on the Mountain Empire College Foundation Board. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, Shriner and had 38 years perfect attendance in the Pennington Gap Lions Club.

He was a member of the Pennington Gap First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Helen Litton; three sons, Frank Litton Jr. and daughter-in-law, Paulette; granddaughters, Stepanie Potter and husband, Pat Potter and Courtney; C.D. Litton and daughter-in-law, Elaine; granddaughters, Kelly and Kim and a grandson, Matthew; Scott Litton and daughter-in-law, Patty; grandson, Scott Jr.; and a granddaughter, Mandy; a daughter, Lisa Poe and son-in-law, David Poe; grandson, John David; two brothers, Charles Litton, Staunton, Augusta Co., VA., and John W. Litton, Norton, Va.; and a sister, Nancy Cline, Norton, Va.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Pennington Gap First United Methodist Church.

Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the church with Dr. Charles Ledger officiating.

Miles Masonic Lodge No. 165 A.F&A.M. will be in charge of the masonic services.

Entombment will be at Lee Memorial Gardens, Woodway, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pennington Gap Lions Club, Box 305, Pennington Gap, Va. 24277.

Sturgill Funeral Home, Pennington Gap, Va., is in charge of arrangements.

Kingsport Times-News, Kingsport TN, Feb 17 1998

[Alexander Litton, Elizabeth Connor, John Litton, Millard Litton, Jemima Scott]



Hazel Lytton [Hazel Josephine Goodwin], 87, of 1805 Pearl Drive, West Des Moines, died [Mar 5 1998] from complications of Alzheimer's disease Thursday at Ramsey Home. No services are planned. Burial of the cremains will be at Ebeneezer (Ebenezer) Cemetery near Truro.

Mrs. Lytton was born [Dec 3 1910] in Brayton and lived in the Des Moines area 30 years. She was the retired owner of Lytton's Catering Service.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne; a daughter, Michelle Workman of Aurora, Colo.; two sons, Jan Lytton of Sheridan, Wyo., and Robert Garside of Las Vegas; nine grand-children; and a great-grandchild.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Brooks Funeral Care is handling arrangements.

Des Moines Register, Des Moines IA, Mar 10 1998

[wife of Wayne Forrest Lytton Sr s/o Arthur James Litton s/o Douglas Arnold Litton s/o Nelson Litton s/o Essrom (Ezram) (Ishram) (Litten) Litton s/o Thomas Litton s/o James B Litton Sr and Sarah Osborne]

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Hazel Josephine Lytton, 87, of West Des Moines died from complications of Alzheimer's disease March 5, 1998, at Ramsey Memorial Home in Des Moines.

A memorial graveside service with the burial of the cremains will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 1998, at Ebenezer Cemetery, Walnut Township, Madison County, with Pastor Bill Branson officiating.

Hazel Lytton was born Dec. 3, 1910, to Ralph and Anna (Legian) Goodwin of Brayton. She was educated in the Anita school system. She married Wayne Lytton on Dec. 1, 1940, in Maryville, Mo. Hazel had been employed as a caterer. She also was a member of the First Christian Church in Atlantic.

She was preceded in death by a daughter and one sister.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Jan Allen Lytton of West Des Moines and Robert Garside of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Grace Schoenthal of Des Moines; and five grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Kale Funeral Home of Truro.

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset IA, May 12 1998



Spencer -- James Freer Berkhouse, 79, of Spencer died March 10, 1998, in Memorial Division, CAMC, after a short illness.

He was a retired driver from Atlantic Greyhound with 36 years' service and author of the book "Broomsedge and Greenbriers." He attended Zion Methodist Church.

Surviving: wife, Irene Randolph Berkhouse; daughter, Judith Douglass of Malden; son, Neal Randolph Berkhouse of Lorton, Va.; two grandsons, one great-grandson.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. J. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Mar 12 1998

[James Berkhouse, Irene Randolph, Jeremiah Randolph, John Randolph, Carolina Litton, Alfred Litton, Sarah Greenleaf]



Peewee -- Helen M. Litton, 85 [b. Mar 9 1913], of Peewee, Wirt County, died March 10, 1998, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, after a long illness.

She was a native of Ansted, a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church and a Women's Army Corps veteran of World War II.

Surviving: son, Kenneth Marshall of Ravenswood; foster sons, Gary Myers of Windy, Jerry Myers of Parkersburg, Mike Boley of Ohio, Joe Little of Elizabeth; foster daughters, Gladys Sims and Pauline O'Dell, both of Peewee, Juanita Little of Elizabeth; brothers, Newton, Sam and Richard Bragg, all of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister, Corrine Tanner of Buckeye Lake, Ohio.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home, Elizabeth, with the Rev. Marilyn Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in Pisgah Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Charleston Gazette, Charleston WV, Mar 12 1998

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Phoebe Rogers, 96 [b. Jun 1 1901], St. Augustine, died March 29, 1998, at her home. She was born in Skelton in Cleveland, Yorkshire, England, and she had resided here since 1979, moving to St. Augustine from Fort Lauderdale. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Parish, and she was a volunteer at Flagler Hospital. She was a member of Trinity's St. Elizabeth Guild, and she was active in the choir at the church.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church. Burial will be at a later date at the Shady Lane Cemetery.

Flowers are gratefully declined, and those wishing may make a contribution, in her memory, to Trinity Episcopal Church, 215 St. George St., St. Augustine, 32084; or to Hospice, 1400 Old Dixie Hwy., Suite A, St. Augustine, 32086.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Curtis Rogers Sr., and one son, Richard W. Maddock.

Survivors include two daughters, Jean Rogers, Juanita Lytton, both of St. Augustine; one son, Leland Curtis Rogers Jr., Hixson, Tenn.; nine grand-children and six great-grandchildren.

Craig Funeral Home is in charge.

The St. Augustine Record, FL, Mar 31 1998

[Juanita Rogers]

[Leland Curtis Rogers Sr b. Apr 11 1894 Dickson PA, d. Feb 14 1980 St. Augustine FL, signed up for WWI and WWII Drafts in PA, single for WWI and married to Phoebe for WWI]



Danny Schlagenhauser, 45, died May 17, 1998. He had been an area resident all his life. He is survived by wife, Marcella; daughter, Dawn Holmes; son, Daniel; stepchildren, Billie, David, John, and Richard Preston, all of Akron; grandchildren, Dustin Kaltwasser, Matthew Lytton, David Preston; mother, Audrey Schlagenhauser; brothers, Robert and Michael; sisters, Evonne Black and Barbara Schlagenhauser; many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schlup-Pucak Funeral Chapel, Kenmore Boulevard at Eighth Street, where funeral services will follow at 8:30 p.m. with Rev. Rick Rodgers officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. (Schlup-Pucak, 745-3131)

Akron Beacon Journal, OH, May 19 1998



Denton, Md. - Lena D. Gravenor of Denton, died of heart failure Saturday, May 23, 1998, in her home. She was 87.

Mrs. Gravenor was born in Mount Jackson, Va., the daughter of the late Jacob N. Drummond and Rebecca Susan Litten Drummond.

She was a homemaker and a seamstress; she also operated the Andersontown Country Store on U.S. 404 for many years with her first husband.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry H. Willis, in 1953, and her second husband, Olen W. Gravenor, in 1976, two brothers, Howard Drummond and Charles Drummond; two sisters, Maggie Scott and Nellie Beauchamp.

She is survived by a son, H. Roland Willis of Williston; a daughter, Elaine Friel of Denton; a stepdaughter, Isabelle Wingate of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A., 12 S. Second St., Denton. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery.

Source unknown

[Rebecca Litten, Jacob Drummond]



Columbus, Ga. -- Clairfay Bradley, 73, of Columbus died May 29, 1998, in Oak Manor Nursing Home, Columbus.

She was a homemaker, member of Wayside United Methodist Church, Vienna, W.Va., and was born in Ripley, W.Va.

Surviving: son, J.D. Bradley of Columbus; sister, Myrtle Miller of Ravenswood, W.Va.; brothers, Folie D. Litton of Charleston, W.Va., Flao Litton of Cross Lanes, W.Va.; one grandchild.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Shinn Cemetery, Fairplain, W.Va. Vail Funeral Home, Ripley, is in charge of local arrangements. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus, is in charge of arrangements.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, May 31 1998

[Clair Dudgeon, Ira Litton, Leora Staats]

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Eva Litten Benjamin

Clerk at Mather post office

Eva "Sis" Litten Benjamin, 91, of First Street, Mather, died at 6:40 p.m. Friday, June 5, 1998, in Greene County Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 22, 1907, in Smithfield, a daughter of Harvey and Martha Ella Moody Litten.

Mrs. Benjamin lived most of her life in Greene County, where she was a homemaker and a clerk at the Mather post office.

She was a member of Mather Christian Church and a Sunday school teacher.

Her husband, Cliffe Benjamin, died in 1964.

Surviving are four grandchildren, Vickie Cooley of Lake Worth, Fla., Lori Hutchinson of Graysville, Terri Litten of East View and Joni Cole of Waynesburg; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Deceased are two sons, David R. "Pete" Litten and Charles "Gene" Nichols.

Observer-Reporter, Washington PA, Jun 6 1998

[Harvey Litten]



Gary Wilson Litton
Son of Oak Ridge resident

Gary Wilson Litton, 56, of Knoxville, died Friday, June 12, 1998, at his home of congestive heart failure.

Mr. Litton was the son of Dorothy McWright of Oak Ridge.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Bearden Christian Church. He was a former resident of Nashville.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Litton is survived by his wife, Linda Womac Litton; a daughter, Lynda Christine Litton of Fort Collins, Colo.; a son, Anthony Bradford Litton and his wife, Cheryl, of Cameron, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Sabrina Nichole Litton; a brother, Douglas Freeman Litton and his wife, Gail, of Marshville, N.C.; a niece, Kimberly Litton Thomas of Monroe, N.C.; and by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The funeral will be held at 6 tonight, June 15, in the chapel of McCarty-Martin Oak Ridge funeral Home with the Rev. John Leech III officiating.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Members of the Volunteer State Honor Guard will conduct military rites with full honors at the graveside. Mickey Snyder, Jack Martin, Tom Chesney, Ronnie Hull, Bud Bradshaw and Rick Cross will be honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 tonight at the funeral home.

The Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge TN, Jun 15 1998

[Gary Litton, Woodrow Litton]



Mr. James Otis Litton, 76, a former resident of Mitchell, died Sunday, June 21, in Shreveport. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 24, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield. Burial followed at Mitchell Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

Sabine Index, Many LA, Jun 24 1998

[James Litton]



Cecil Paul Sanner, 60, of Tornado died June 23, 1998, at home after a long illness.

He was a retired miner and member of UMW.

Surviving: wife, Carrie M. Sanner; daughters, Paula Marie Sanner at home, Lisa Ann Wells of Marmet; mother, Twila White Sanner of Prenter; brother, Donald E. Sanner of Richmond, Va.; sisters, Norma Lee Sanner of Glendale, Ariz., Margie Darlene Rowland of Prenter; two grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, with the Rev. Howard Morris officiating. Tyler Mountain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kanawha Hospice Care, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, W.Va. 25064.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Jun 25 1998

[Cecil Sanner, Carrie Litton, Roma Litton, Dorothy Lucas]



Martha Litten

Teacher was active in church choir

Martha Harbaugh Litten, 81, of Mather, died Thursday, June 25, 1998, in Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg.

She was born April 7, 1917, in Mill Run, a daughter of Joseph and Gertrude Stull Harbaugh.

Mrs. Litten graduated from Jefferson High School in 1936 and from Waynesburg College. She also attended Penn State University and California State College.

She was a retired school teacher for the Jefferson-Morgan School District for more than 26 years.

She was a lifelong resident of Mather and a member of the Carmichaels Christian Church, having served as the choir director. For a time she also directed the choir at Mather Christian Church. She sang for weddings and enjoyed playing the piano.

Mrs. Litten was a member of the Greene County Retired Teachers' Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association. She was the former secretary of the Dry Tavern Lions Medical Center Association.

On June 15, 1946, she married H. Dewey Litten, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Wayne Litten of Mather; two granddaughters, Jodi Litten of Waynesburg and Jaime Litten of Mather; a sister, Dorcas Moore of Baden; a brother, John Harbaugh of Greensburg and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are four brothers, Joe, Phil, Paul and Mark Harbaugh.

Observer-Reporter, Washington PA, Jun 26 1998

[Harold Dewey Litten s/o Roy Litten s/o John Harvey Litten s/o Daniel Litten s/o Valentine Litton s/o John Richard "Jacki" (Letton) Litton and Lydia Valentine]



Neely, Opal -- 84, of Oneida Tenn., died June 27, 1998, at the Scott County Hospital in Oneida Tenn. Born in Scott County, Tenn. August 16, 1913, she was the daughter of the late James C. and Ellen Litton Kidd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded also in death by her first husband, Arnold Blevins, her, second husband, John B. Neely; one sister, Bessie Mae Kidd; two daughters: Ilah Blevins Lloyd and Phylis Blevins Shoopman; and one Donna Neely Ray. She was a member of White Pine Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons: Bruce Blevins of Oneida, and Dwight Blevins and wife, Betty, of Grand Junction, Colo.; one daughter, Doris Blevins Neely and husband, Fred, of Dalton, Ga.; two stepsons: Tony Neely and wife, Janie, of Crossville, Tenn., and Joe Neely and wife Jane of Columbus City, Ind.; one step-daughter, Bonnie Orick and husband, Frank of Robbins, Tenn.; two sisters: Ruby Waters of Oneida, and Wilma Monroe of Cincinnati, Ohio; three brothers: Estel Kidd and wife, Josephine of Oneida, Carmel Kidd and wife, Irene, of Louisville, Ky., and Arthur Kidd and wife, Ann, of Cincinnati, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, two good friends, Wanda Smith and Denise Chambers and numerous other relatives. Funeral service was to be conducted July 1, 1998, in the chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Dwight Blevins officiating. Interment was to follow in Rossier Cemetery. Jones and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Independent Herald, Oneida TN, Jul 2 1998, pg 12

[James Kidd, Opal Kidd]



Thomas Bedford Letton Jr., 76, of Lexington Road, died Wednesday [Aug 12 1998 Danville KY] at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born March 18, 1922, in Bourbon County, he was a son of the late Thomas B. [b. Feb 24 1897 KY, d. Nov 16 1950 Bourbon Co KY] and Mary L. Leach [b. abt 1899 KY] Letton. He was a former owner of the Bun Boy Restaurant, a co-founder of First Federal Savings Bank in Harrodsburg, and former owner of Boyle Block Co., for 26 years. He was a member of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Eloise Ware Ammerman [b. Jan 30 1923 Harrison Co KY, d/o Lucile Moon] Letton; a son, Les Letton [Thomas L Letton b. Mar 28 1952 Bourbon Co KY] of Danville; a daughter, Karen [Karen L Letton b. Jun 17 1949 Bourbon Co KY] Thornton of Danville; and five grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church by the Rev. Tim Noel. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. [U.S. Veterans Gravesites says Sgt. U.S. Army WWII, buried Danville Memorial Gardens, Danville KY]

Pallbearers will be Don Lykins, Jimmy Preston, Guy Best, Morse Marcum, Murray Biegalle, Bert Query, Hughes Jackson and Dr. Sam Reid.

Honorary pallbearers are members of the Austin Roberts Sunday School Class of Lexington Avenue Baptist Church.

Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home and after 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may go to Lexington Avenue Baptist Church or favorite charity.

[Thomas Bedford Letton Sr s/o Reuben E Letton s/o John Will Letton s/o Brice Ruben Letton s/o Michael Montgomery Litton s/o Caleb Polleckfield Litton Sr and Grace Hartley Burton]



Lowe, Eugene Francis, Master Sergeant -- 62, of the Ditney Trail community, died August 17, 1998, at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn. Born in Scott County, Tenn., October 2, 1935, he was the son of the late Tom and Anna Lowe. In addition to his parents, he was preceded also in death by five brothers: Audney, Raymond, Tommy, Ernest, and Harvey Lowe; and one infant son, Gary Lowe. He was a member of Five Black Gum Baptist Church, and a retired Untied States Army veteran, have served his country for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Iva Lee Lowe; two daughters: Debbie Houde of Wyoming, and Sandy Robbinson of Arkansas; two sons: Rick Lowe of Lebanon, Tenn., and Brian Lowe of Selina, Ohio; four step-children: Starlette Lay of the Ditney Trail community, Twani Litton of Huntsville, Starlin Ray Bowling, and Timothy Bowling, both of the Straight Fork community; one sister, Ruby Botts of Annadell, two brothers: George Lowe of Lakeland, Fla., and Bob Lowe of Lexington, Ky.; 13 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Funeral service was conducted August 20, 1998, in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Lay and Rev. Tom Owens officiating. Interment followed in Chambers Cemetery with full military honors conducted by Fort Campbell, Ky., Honor Guard. West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Independent Herald, Onida TN, Aug 27 1998, pg 14

[Eugene Lowe]



Lencil Eugene Lewis, 65, of Elliottville, Rowan Co, KY, born July 19, 1933 in Rowan Co, son of C. E. "Curt" Lewis and the late Lucy Lambert Lewis, died Aug 18, 1998 at his home. Survived: wife, Laura Ramey Lewis, step-mother, Bertha Litton Stevens Lewis, daus, Linda Cosby and Pam Manns, brothers, Winford Lewis and Clinton Lewis, sister, Juanita Marlene Turner, 8 gc, 3 g-gc. Burial: Aug 20, 1998 in the Williams Cemetery, Elliottville, KY.

Elliott County News, West Liberty KY, Aug 28 1998

[Lencil Lewis, Lucy Lambert, Curtis Lewis, Bertha Litton, Boyd Litton, Ina Adkins]



Coffey, Dudley -- 92, of Stearns, Ky., died August 24, 1998, in Somerset, Ky. Born in Oneida, Tenn., September 2, 1905, he was the son of the late William and Etta Litton Coffey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded also in death by one son, Bennie Coffey; one daughter-in-law, Mary Coffey; three brothers, two sisters, and two grandchildren. He retired from Stearns Coal & Lumber Company in 1987, and was selected as Coal Miner of the Year in 1992. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Gertie Taylor Coffey of Stearns, Ky.; four sons: Hoyt Coffey and wife, Betty, of Muncie, Ind.; Kenneth Coffey and wife, Bernice, of Wichita, Kan.; and William "Doc" Coffey, and Larry Coffey and wife, Michelle, all of Stearns, Ky.; two daughters: Phyllis Ferrara and husband, Peter; and Jewelene Dobbs and husband, Ellard, all of Stearns; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Hickman Strunk Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Funeral service was to be held August 26, 1998, at Hickman Strunk Funeral Home in Whitley City, Ky. Interment was to follow in Litton Cemetery in Oneida.

Independent Herald, Oneida TN, Aug 27 1998, pg 14

[Dudley Coffey, William Coffey]



Chitwood, Henry Clay -- 75, of Oneida, died August 24, 1998, at the Scott County Hospital. Born in Scott County, Tenn., July 2, 1923, he was the son of the late Ernest and Georgia Litton Chitwood. In addition to his parents, he was preceded also in death by one sister, Virginia Autry. He was a member of Highway Baptist Church and Oneida Masonic Lodge #695. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Brannon Chitwood; two sons: Rick Chitwood and wife, Nancy of Powell, Tenn., and Scott Chitwood and wife, Madolyn of Winchester, Tenn.; two sisters: Ernestine Stamper and husband, Andy of Mansfield, Ohio, and Bernette Bell of Vandalia, Ohio; one brother, Richard Chitwood and wife, Doris of Vandalia, Ohio; four grandchildren, two special nephews, Jake Autry and Donald Bell, both of Oneida; several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Funeral service was conducted August 26, 1998, in the chapel of Jones and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Lonnie Smith officiating. Music was provided by Paul and Joel Chitwood. Graveside service was conducted August 27, 1998, at James Litton Cemetery, Oneida. Jones and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Independent Herald, Oneida TN, Sep 10 1998, pg 16

[Henry Chitwood, Ernest Chitwood]



Alice Ivern Arehart Litton, of Lodi, died September 16th [1998] at her home.

She was born Alice Ivern Arehart on July 3, 1927 in Bird City, Kansas. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in Oberlin, Kansas in June of 1945, and too the State teacher's Examination. She taught for 1 year at the Vallonia one-room schoolhouse in Decatur Co., Kansas, before coming to Lodi, California, with her family in June of 1946. She married Val L. Litton on June 1, 1948, at the First United Methodist Church in Lodi, California. They celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 1, 1998. Throughout the fifties and sixties, she was a homemaker. From 1972 to 1985, she was an owner-operator and food clerk of the Boardwalk Market in Tiburon, California with her husband and sons.

In retirement after 1985, she loved to travel, attend professional baseball games and became an accomplished guilter. She is survived by her devoted husband, Val L. Litton of Lodi; loving children, Vallorie Litton Herndon of Corbett, Oregon, Kevin Litton of Napa, and Gary Litton of Tracy; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Rachel and Deborah Herndon, Jonathan Tyrell, and Manda Litton; sisters and brothers, Betty Conner of Georgia, Fred Arehart of Washington, Elaine Holck of Lockeford, Frances Wagenman of Acampo, and Reva Hockemeier of Nebraska.

She is preceded in death by her youngest brother Rodney Arehart; and her parents, Frederick and Hazel Arehart.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 26th, 11:00 a.m. at Lodi Memorial Cemetery, 5750 E. Pine St., Lodi, California. Visitation will not be held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be directed to Hospice of San Joaquin County, 2609 East Hammer Lane, Stockton, Ca 95210. Arrangements under the direction of Lodi Funeral Home.

The Record, Stockton CA, Sep 19 1998

Contributor: Marilyn Nickless

[Val L Litton s/o Ira Dodge Litton s/o Augustus Dodge Litton s/o Cager Litton s/o Burton H Litton s/o John Richard "Jacki" (Letton) Litton s/o Caleb (Letton) Litton Jr and Mary Jane Wilcoxen]

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Alice Ivern Arehart Litton, 71, of Lodi, died Wednesday at home. Mrs. Litton was born in Bird City, Kan. She lived in Lodi for nine years. She retired in 1985 after 13 years as co-owner and operator of Boardwalk Market in Tiburon. Mrs. Litton was married for 50 years.

Survivors: husband, Val L. Litton of Lodi; children, Vallorie Litton Herndon of Corbett, Ore., Kevin Litton of Napa and Gary Litton of Tracy; siblings, Betty Conner of Georgia, Fred Arehart of Washington, Elaine Holck of Lockeford, Frances Wagenman of Acampo and Reva Hockemeier of Nebraska; and five grandchildren. Services: Memorial, 11 a.m. Saturday, Lodi Memorial Cemetery, 5750 E. Pine St. Visitation: none. Mortuary: Lodi funeral Home. Memorials: Hospice of San Joaquin, 2609 E. Hammer lane, Stockton, CA 95210.

The Record, Stockton CA, Sep 23 1998

Contributor: Marilyn Nickless



Jane Litton of Lisle

A memorial service for Jane Litton (nee Nicholson), 92, of the Devonshire in Lisle, formerly of Naperville, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville. Born Nov. 15, 1905, in Beardstown, Ill., she died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Interment will be private. Mrs. Litton had been a resident of Naperville since 1964, having previously lived in Oak Park. She was a 1927 graduate of Knox College in Galesburg with a B.S. degree. Mrs. Litton had been a member of the Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church in Oak Park for 23 years before becoming a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Naperville in 1964. She was a member of the Naperville Garden Club and P.E.O. Chapter C-G in Oak Park. She had done lots of volunteer work through church and various school P.T.A.'s.

She is survived by her sons, David (Anne) Litton of Jensen Beach, Fla. and Howard (Connie) Litton of Naples, Fla.; daughter, Jeanne (David) King of Little Rock, Ark.; sister, Marion Neal of Bloomington, Minn.; 10 grand-children; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard in 1965. Memorial's in Mrs. Litton's name may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 900, Chicago, Ill. or to Knox Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements were made by Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, Naperville. For information, (630) 355-0264.

Chicago Daily Herald, IL, Oct 13 1998

[Jane Nicholson, Howard Litton]



Parkersburg -- Ival Marie Randolph Looney, 77, of Parkersburg died Oct. 18, 1998, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was a homemaker and a graduate of Spencer High School.

Surviving: daughters, Ronna M. Williams of Vienna, Kay Looney of Fairfax, Va.; son, with whom she made her home, Jared Looney of Parkersburg; sister, Irene Brickhouse of Spencer; three grnadchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. J. Herbert Smith officiating. Burial will be in Clover Cemetery, near Spencer. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Oct 19 1998

[Ival Randolph, Jeremiah Randolph, John Randolph, Carolina Litton, Alfred Litton, Sarah Greenleaf]



Rev. Bill Stith, 54, of Covington, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center North in Covington. He was a lay pastor for Beecher Presbyterian Church, Lawrenceburg, Ind., and the former pastor at Belleview Baptist Church, Boone County, and Immanuel Baptist Church, Covington. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Covington.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Letton Stith; daughters, Cindy Stith of San Francisco and Lori Stith of Covington; sons, Al Stith and David Stith, both of Covington; his father, George L. Stith of Fort Thomas; and a sister, Ramona Welch of Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church of Covington. The body was donated to the University of Cincinnati Medical School. Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church of Covington, 1400 Highland Ave., Covington, Ky. 41011. Stith Funeral Home, Florence, is handling arrangements.

The Kentucky Post, Covington KY, Oct 31 1998

[George Stith b. 05 Mar 1944 d. 29 Oct 1998]



Ann T. (Litten) Skiles, 52, of Newburgh, died Friday afternoon of cancer at her home. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, James "Ed"; two daughters, Trish Rumble of Evansville and Sandy Barnes of Newburgh; two brothers, Harry Litten Jr. of Endeavor, Pa., and Jack Litten of Streetsboro, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Nici, Sami and Tori Rumble, Chelsea Skiles, and Logan and Keria Barnes. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 11:30 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.

The Evansville Courier, IN, Nov 1 1998

[Ann Litten, James Skiles]



Kenna -- Herman Dallas Skeen, 78, of Kenna, Jackson County, died Nov. 10, 1998, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, after a short illness.

He was retired from Libbey-Owens-Ford with 36 years' service. He was a former member of the Civilian Conservation Corps and a volunteer at Kenna Elementary School.

Surviving: son, Dallas W. Skeen of Kenna; sister, Justing Koontz of Kenna; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Parsons-Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with the Rev. Hubert Groves officiating. Burial will be in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, Charleston WV, Nov 12 1998

[Herman Skeen, Clara Litton, Ephraim Vannoy]



Buffalo -- Drema Sue Kimble Litton, 41 [b. Nov 22 1957], of Buffalo, Putnam County, died Dec. 1, 1998, in General Division, CAMC[Charleston WV], after a long illness.

She was a native of Huntington.

Surviving: husband, Kevin [b. Oct 1958]; sons, Andrew P. and Jeremy N. Litton, both at home; daughter, Sarah K. Litton at home; parents, Paul G. [b. Jul 1936] and Lula Kimble [b. Mar 1936] of Inwood; sister, Paula A. McMasters of Martinsburg.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Matics Funeral Home, Clendenin, with the Rev. Douglas McComas officiating. Burial will be in Serls Cemetery, Glen. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Dec 3 1998

[Kevin Litton, Drema Kimble]



Stony Bottom -- Blanche McCalpin Lytton, 90, of Stony Bottom died Dec. 6, 1998, in Alleghany Regional Hospital, Low Moor, Va., after a short illness.

She was a member and elder of Alexander Memorial Presbyterian Church, Stony Bottom, and was a homemaker.

Surviving: stepdaughter, Dorothy Wiggers of Corey, Pa.; niece, Gladys Tallman of Alvon; nephews, Paul McLaughlin of Roanoke, Va., Franklin McCalpin of Jacksonville, Fla.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Alexander Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Kevin McLaughlin and the Rev. David Bush officiating. Burial will be in Stony Bottom Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home, Arbovale.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Dec 8 1998

[Amos Lytton, Mary Shafer, George Litton, Alfred Litton, Sarah Greenleaf]



Name and age: Sturgil, Wilma A., 69
Born: Jan 20 1929 Floyd Co KY
Died: Jan 10 1999 Highlands Regional Medical Center
Spouse: Harlie Sturgill
Parents: James Paris Music (deceased) and Ova B. Wilson Music
Buried: Highland Memorial Park, Staffordsville, Johnson Co KY
Relatives: Sons John K Sturgill, James C Sturgill, Kevin D Sturgill; daughter Lana Rovinelli; sister Betty Bays.

Source unknown

[Wilma Music, James Music, Ova Wilson, Joe Wilson, Eldora Litton, Finly Litton, Cinda Smith]



Kenton -- Delores Finch Litton, 81, retired grocery store clerk, died of Alzheimer disease Saturday at her home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Karnes Funeral Home with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Kenton. Mrs. Litton, the wife of Paul Litton, also leaves a son, Tommy Litton of Kenton; a sister, Mayfair Mullins of Clinton, Ky., and two grandchildren.

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, Feb 1 1999



Coffey, Luke Edward -- age 78, of Oneida, Tenn., passed away Sunday, January 31, at the Scott County Hospital in Oneida. Born in Oneida January 22, 1921. He was the son of the late Harry and Stella Litton Coffey. He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Oneida and a charter member of the Oneida Lions Club. Luke was a longtime businessman, merchant, and active member of the community. He owned and operated several businesses in the community including Oak Grove Grocery and Quick Shop Foods as well as real estate interest including the development of the Ponderosa Estates in Oneida. He was known for his work in many advancements for Scott County. He was elected as a member of the Scott County Board of Commissioners for approximately 20 years during which time he served as Scott County Judge Pro-Temp for several years. He had served as chairman of the Scott County Hospital Board and the Scott County Airport Board as well as many other committees. His special interest was in the education of Scott County's children. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Wilma Coffey Stanley. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosa Lee Coffey; a daughter, Barbara Strunk and husband, Johnny; a son, Dr. Bruce Coffey and wife, Rose Mary, all of Oneida; four grandsons, John Christopher Strunk of Memphis, Tenn., David Kenton Strunk of Harrogate, Tenn., Brandon Lucas Coffey of Johnson City, Tenn. and David Alexander Coffey of Oneida. He also leaves many other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, February 2, at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Rev. John Shepard and Rev. Phillip Kazee officiating. Interment service will be conducted Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Carson Memorial Park with Rev. Lon Chenowith and Rev. Chester Morgan officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until time of the funeral service at 8 p.m. Jones & Son Funeral Home of Oneida is in charge of the arrangements for Luke Edward Coffey.

Knoxville News-Sentinel, TN, Feb 2 1999

[Harry Coffey]



Hester Slusher Taylor
Fairview Baptist member

Hester Slusher Taylor, 93, of Knoxville, died this morning, Feb. 4, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

Mrs. Taylor was a member of Fairview Baptist Church of Solway.

She retired in 1970 as a teacher with the Knox County schools.

Born in Bell County, Ky., on April 4, 1905, she was the daughter of James Farmer and Melinda Saylors Slusher. She held a bachelor of science degree from Union College in Barbourville, Ky.

Mrs. Taylor enjoyed flowers, gardening and quilting, her family said.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest H. Taylor Sr.; two sons, Ernest Henry Taylor Jr. and his wife, Shirley, of Eatonton, Ga., and James Robert Taylor Sr. of Powell; and five daughters, Henrietta T. Elliott and Geraldine S. Norton and her husband, Robert, all of Oak Ridge, Linda Lou Berry and Patricia Ann Ray and her husband, Don, all of Knoxville, and Martha Lynn Litton and her husband, Eddie, of Seffner, Fla.

Mrs. Taylor is also survived by her brother, Albert Slusher of Clinton; her sister, Lucy Slusher of Knoxville; and by 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Larry Webster officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the mortuary.

The Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge TN, Feb 4 1999

[James Slusher, Ernest Taylor, Martha Taylor, Eddie Litton]



Clyde Lutton, 54, a former English and history teacher who co-owned an event planning and corporate communications business in Columbia, MD, died of liver cancer February 4, 1999, at his home in Fulton, MD. He and his wife, Charlotte, founded The Events Organization in 1987. Earlier, he taught at the Woodward School for boys and Maret School, and he was involved in commercial real estate sales. He was a native of Butler, PA. He came to the Washington area after graduating from Haverford. At Haverford, he was captain of the golf team and was in the drama club. In subsequent years he was involved in fund-raising programs and class reunions. He was class chairman and a member of the Haverford College Alumni Council, and had three times received the Alumni Cup for outstanding performance in fund-raising. He also acted and handled stage lighting for the Silver Springs Stage, a theater group. In addition to his wife, survivors include a brother, Peter R. Lutton of Prospect Heights, IL, and his stepmother, Elise D. Lutton of Lake Worth, FL.

Haverford College Class News, PA, Class News, Summer 1999



Washington -- Robert P. Lutton, 74, of Ellsinore, Mo., formerly of Washington, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 6, 1924, in Anderson, Ind., to John A. and Mildred Laine Lutton, he married Anna Marie Johnson. She died in September 1991.

Two brothers and one sister also preceded him in death. Surviving are three daughters, Sandra Marie Lutton of East Peoria, Susan Kay Lutton of Cape Elizabeth, Mo., and Jennifer Lester of DeSoto, Mo.; four sons, David, Wesley and Michael, all of Ellsinore, and Shawn of Ozark, Mo.; four brothers, John of Arizona, Richard and Edward, both of Michigan, and William of Indiana; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was a World War II Army veteran. He worked at Caterpillar Inc. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer, Ind., where visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer, where military rites will be accorded.

Peoria Journal Star, IL, Feb 13 1999

[Robert Lutton]



Martin -- Marie Moody Litton, 76, homemaker, died of heart disease Saturday [Feb 13 1999] at Methodist Healthcare Volunteer Hospital-Martin. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at East Side Cemetery. Murphy Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Litton, the widow of Harry Litton, leaves three sons, Harry Litton Jr., Ronnie Catanzaro and Charles Richard Litton, all of Martin, and a brother, William H. Moody of Batesville, Miss.

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, Feb 16 1999



Litton, William 'Bill' L. 58, of Hixon, Tn., formerly of Oakdale, died Feb. 16, 1999. He was the son of the late Robert and Lorene Bingham Litton. Survivors, wife - Carolyn K. Litton, daughter, Jennifer Litton, sisters; Bobbie McBrayer and Brenda Honeycutt; brother, Charles L. 'Chuck' Litton. Burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Chattanooga Times, Morgan Co TN, Feb __ 1999

[William Litton]



Leola Mae Auxier passed away on March 9, 1999, in St. Joseph, Missouri. Service were held on Friday, March 12, 1999 at Meierhoffer Fleeman Funeral Home in St. Joseph. Interment followed at the St. Joseph Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born Leola Mae Litton on February 28, 1919 in Agency, Missouri.

source unknown

[d/o George Dewey Litton b. 07 May 1898 Agency MO, d. 20 Sep 1959 St.Joseph MO and m. 03 May 1917 St.Joseph MO, Rhoda Anna George b. 07 Jul 1901 Agency MO d. 14 Dec 1983 St.Joseph MO. She m. 17 Feb 1936 Platte City MO James Washington Auxier b. 27 Sep 1909 Gower MO d. 02 Mar 1981, they has Michael Wayne Auxier b. 28 Apr 1957 St.Joseph MO d. 13 Jul 1989]



Lafayette -- Funeral services for Dr. Jerome J. Romagosa, 81, will be held Monday at a 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church here. Burial will be in the St. John Cemetery Mausoleum.

Dr. Romagosa, a resident of Lafayette, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, at 7:03 p.m. at his Lafayette residence.

The Rev. Msgr. Elmo Romagosa and the Rev. Edward Romagosa, S.J., the Rev. Thomas Kamenski, the Rev. Michael Champagne and the Rev. Msgr. Glen J. Provost will conduct the services.

Giftbearers will be David Romagosa Sr., John Romagosa and Ann Romagosa. Marie Romagosa, Ann Romagosa and Dave Romagosa will be lectors. Judy Landry, accompanied on the organ by Jason Romagosa and Dave Romagosa, will sing for the service, "Pie Jesu," "The Lord's Prayer and "Ave Maria."

Survivors include: two sons, David Jerome Romagosa Sr. and his wife Mary Shirer Romagosa, of Lafayette, and John Litton Romagosa and his wife Marie Begnaud Romagosa of Cecilia; one daughter, Ann Louise Romagosa of Ft. Collins, Co.; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Leigh East, David Jerome Romagosa Jr., Nicole Marie Romagosa; Elise Achee Romagosa, Natalie Ann Romagosa, Jerome Joseph Romagosa II, and Christopher Shirer Romagosa; two great-grandhildren, Brittany Leigh East and Bailey Elizabeth East; and one brother, the Rev. Msgr. Elmo L. Romagosa, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans living in Waveland, Miss.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ethel May Litton Romagosa, known as "Kizzy" by her family and friends, and his parents.

Mr. Romagosa was born on June 2, 1917 in Thibodeaux. He was the son of the late Lawrence Gabriel Romagosa, a native of Lafourche Parish, and the former Lydie Elodie Achee, a native of Labadieville. He served as captain in the U.S. Army from which he was honorably discharged.

He graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1943 and began his medical practice as a "horse and buggy" doctor in Opelousas before becoming a board certified radiologist and later a board certified radiation oncologist.

Dr. Romagosa did post graduate work at Tulane University in New Orleans, M.D. Anderson in Houston, the Curie Foundation in Paris. the Royal Marsdon in London, the Christie Hospital in Manchester and the St. Luke's in Dublin. He was the first physician to use penicillin in Louisiana, was the first doctor to use radioactive cobalt in the treatment of cancer in Southwest Louisiana and was the first physician in Acadiana to perform a surgical implant of radioactive cesium. After a distinguished career as a radiation oncologist, Dr. Romagosa retired in 1983. Following his retirement the Romagosa Radiation Oncology Center was named for him.

After a short lived retirement, he founded Hospice of Acadiana, where he served as the volunteer medical director for more than 10 years. During his 57 year career, Dr. Romagosa practiced as a general practitioner, a radiologist, a radiation oncologist and a mental health physician.

Dr. Romagosa received a number of special honors during his long career. In 1985, President Reagan invited him to the White House where he was honored as an Outstanding Senior Volunteer at a special ceremony held in the Rose Garden. That same year he was named the Humanitarian of the Year by the Louisiana Cattle Festival Association and received the Skip Blair Memorial Award, which was presented by the Mental Health Association of Lafayette.

In 1986, Dr. Romagosa was honored as an Acadiana Volunteer Activist at a special ceremony and later that year was selected to be a part of a special U.S. Delegation to the People's Republic of China composed of Specialists in Radiation Oncology.

Bishop Harry Flynn honored him in 1989 as an outstanding servant of the poor; in 1992 President Bush named Dr. Romagosa as one of the "2000 Points of Light", giving him special recognition and inviting him to tour Air Force One and in 1998, the Louisiana State Medical Society presented him with the Wyeth-Hearst Award for outstanding community service.

Dr. Romagosa was affectionately called "PaPa Buddy" by his grandchildren. He authored a children's novel, La Fitte's Stowaway, for his grandchildren, which was later published and sold to the general public. He was also a syndicated columnist for the "Sunday Advertiser" where his "Medical Essays" appeared for the last fifteen years. In addition to two novels and his "Medical Essays", Dr. Romagosa has authored countless professional papers and has been a frequent lecturer for various community and professional groups.

Memorial contributions in Dr. Romagosa's name may be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Suite 200, Lafayette, La. 70503.

A wake service will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. in the funeral home. Visiting hours will be observed from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until the time of services on Monday.

Pallbearers are David Romagosa Jr., Craig East, Joseph Shirer Sr., George Litton, David Russo and Charles Soileau. Honorary pallbearers are Eugene Kraemer, M.D., Lawless Bourque, M.D., Federico Del Toro, M.D., Robert Martinez, M.D., W.I. Smith, M.D., Maitland DeLand, M.D., Charles Begnaud, Grace Lane Louise Cantrelle Smith, Matthew Stuller, Sr., and Nugier Perrodin. Martin & Castille Funeral Home Inc. of Lafayette is in charge of arrangements.

Opelousas Daily World, Opelousas LA, Mar 1999

[Jerome Romagosa]



Grenada -- Gary Fate Westmoreland, 30, of Clarksville, formerly of Grenada, car salesman, died Saturday at Clarksville Memorial Hospital of a gunshot wound. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada with burial in Gore Springs Cemetery. He leaves two daughters, Amber Nicole Westmoreland and Kathryn Marie Westmoreland, both of Jackson; his parents, Lewis H. Westmoreland III and Mary Catherine Litten Westmoreland, both of Clarksville; a brother, Clayton Westmoreland of Starkville, and his grandparents, Ruth A. Litten and Ralph J. E. Litten, both of Grenada and Mellie B. Westmoreland and Lewis H. Westmoreland Jr., both of Maryland.

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, Mar 2 1999

[Ralph Litten]



Lutton -- Claude D. "Dee", age 82, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999. Attorney in Ashland, NE for over 50 years. Survived by wife, Margaret "Peg"; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Ray Rodgers, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Johanna Lutton, Harrington Park, NJ; son and daughter-in-law, David and Susan Lutton, Ashland; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jessica and Sara Lutton, Ashland, Emily, David and Margaret Lutton, Harrington Park, NJ; brother, Harold J. Lutton, Lincoln; sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Joe Eagle, West Yellowstone, MT. Funeral service Wednesday, March 3, 1999, 11 am, First Congregational Church, Ashland, NE, Rev. Roy Paterik officiating. Family Committal 2 pm, Prospect Hill Cemetery, Elkhorn, NE. Visitation 4-6 pm Tues., at Marcy Mortuary. Memorials in lieu of flowers to National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., First Congregational Church or Ashland School Foundation. Marcy Mortuary Ashland, NE 402/944-3343

Omaha World-Herald, NE, Mar 2 1999

[Claude Lutton]



Ballinger -- Johnnie E. Dunn, 86, died Thursday, March 4, 1999, in a local nursing home. Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rains-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Old Runnels Cemetery. He was born July 29, 1912, in Jones County and had been a lifetime resident of Ballinger. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of the Avenue B Church of Christ in San Angelo. Survivors include his wife, Lola Lorene Nelson Dunn of Ballinger; a son, Earl Dunn of Ballinger; two daughters, Nora Tischler and Lola Jean Drummond, both of Winters; a brother, Sidney Dunn of San Angelo; four sisters, Elsie Wheeless, Mary Longest, Ruby Lutton and Edith Bradley, all of San Angelo; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

San Angelo Standard-Times, TX, Mar 5 1999

[Ruby Dunn]



Birch River -- Belva Gay Rhodes, 90, of Birch River died March 14, 1999, in Summersville Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving: foster daughter, Mona Coffman of Birch River; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, with the Rev. Larry Boggess officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Cemetery, Little Birch. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Mar 16 1999

[Belva Evans, Lafayette Rhodes, Albert Rhodes, Barbara Litton]



Edna D. Ashby, 87, of Evansville, died Tuesday afternoon at McCurdy Healthcare Center. She was a member of the Zoological Society and the East Side Christian Church. Surviving are a daughter, Deborah Wagemann of Evansville; two sons, Gregg Roos of Newburgh and James Brent Roos of Westminster, Colo.; a sister, Neva Lytton of Evansville; a brother, Elmer P. Roby of Evansville; seven grand-children; a great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. Her husband, Gerald, died in 1997. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Alexander Funeral Home East Chapel, the Rev. James Bisch officiating, with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park mausoleum. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Evansville Courier & Press, IN, Mar 25 1999

[Neva Roby]



Kerrville -- John W. Litton Jr. 41, died Thursday, March 25, 1999, at his residence. Services are pending at Grimes Funeral Chapels.

San Angelo Standard-Times, TX, Mar 27 1999

[John Litton]

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Kerrville -- John "Buzzy" Litton Jr., 41, died March 25, 1999. Memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Grimes Funeral Chapels.

He was born Sept. 29, 1957, in Panama City, Republic of Panama. He was a certified welder and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his parents, John and Eugenia Litton of Kerrville; and two sisters, Peggy VanDusseldorp of Iowa and Kathleen Gilley of Florida.

San Angelo Standard-Times, TX, Jun 19 1999

[John Litton]



Aletha May Lytton, 85, of Winterset died of a heart ailment Thursday at Winterset Care Center North. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Kale Funeral Home in Truro, with burial at Ebenezer Cemetery there. Mrs. Lytton was born in Osceola and had lived in Truro many years before entering the care center. She formerly owned and operated a produce house and a cafe in Truro. She was also a cook for the Congregate Meal Site and a member of First United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Karen Lytton, of Truro.

The Des Moines Register, IA, Mar 29 1999

[b. May 08 1913 d. Mar 25 1999]



Lytton, Gertrude L., 99, of Lecanto, died Saturday (April 3, 1999). Born in Gay, W.Va., she came here 18 years ago from Melbourne. She was a retired owner and operator of Lytton Grocery.

She was a member of Hope United Methodist Church, Melbourne. Survivors include a son, Edwin H., Inverness; two daughters, Bernadine Steinmetz, Jasper, Texas, and Jacqueline Nicholas, Waynesboro, Va.; a brother, Charles C. Tolley, Inverness; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inverness.

St. Petersburg Times - Florida - Apr 6 1999

[Leda Tolley, Olaf Litton, Olaf Lytton]

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Lecanto, Fla. -- L. Gertrude Lytton, 99, of Lecanto, formerly of Dunbar, W.Va., died April 3, 1999.

She was retired operator of Lytton Grocery, Dunbar, and a member of Hope United Methodist Church, Melbourne.

Surviving: son, Edwin H. of Inverness; daughters, Bernadine Steinmetz of Jasper, Texas, Jacquelin Nicholas of Waynesboro, Va.; brother, Charles C. Tolley of Inverness; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Pastor John A. Mason officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Apr 7 1999

[Leda Tolley, Olaf Litton, Henry Litton]



Lutton, Helen Margaret, 97, of McCandless, formerly of Mount Washington, the North Side and McDonald, died April 1. H.P. Brandt Funeral Home, Ross.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA, Apr 18 1999

[Helen Lutton]



Mary Lutyens, English Editor, Novelist and Biographer, 90

Mary Lutyens, a well-born English biographer and novelist who was applauded by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, died on April 9 in London. She was 90 and lived in London and the English county of Dorset.

Miss Lutyens (pronounced LUTCH-ens) was a daughter of Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (1869-1944), the British architect who planned New Delhi and many of its Government buildings, including the Viceroy's palace. Her mother was Lady Emily Lutyens, daughter of the First Earl of Lytton, a poet and a Viceroy of India.

Not surprisingly, Mary Lutyens was worldly as well as literary. In London, The Independent noted, "She was famous for her dry martinis and her elegance and, although unmusical, danced alone to Cole Porter for exercise." As a writer, she won praise for the accuracy and readability of her biographies, which included "Millais and the Ruskins" (1968). Sir John Everett Millais (1829-96) was a handsome British painter and a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite movement in Britain. John Ruskin (1819-1900) was a British social theorist and critic whose wife, Effie, fell in love with Millais.

Writing in The New York Times Book Review, Carolyn G. Heilbrun noted: "Mary Lutyens has now restored to England the Davis Cup for the editing of Victorian letters -- a trophy long in American hands. In 'Millais and the Ruskins,' combining exemplary scholarship with editing that is at once tactful and informative, she uses many previously unpublished letters by eminent Victorians to tell a passionate and moving story. Her book will be equally valuable to the Victorian scholar and to what used to be called the general reader."

Miss Lutyens was the editor of a related book-length collection of letters, "Young Mrs. Ruskin in Venice," which was described in The Times Book Review by another critic, Joan Evans, as "admirably and discreetly edited."

Miss Lutyens also wrote several authoritative books about the Indian spiritual philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurt (1895-1986). They include "Krishnamurti: The Open Door" (1991).

Her more than a dozen works of fiction include "Cleo" (1974), which Martin Levin in The Times Book Review called a "flawless tour de force."

She also wrote fiction under the pseudonym Esther Wyndham.

Miss Lutyens was born in London and educated privately before attending Queens College, London. She became a writer in her early 20's.

She married Anthony Sewell in 1930 and the couple were divorced in 1945. Later that year she married J. G. Links, an art expert known as Joe, who died in 1997.

She is survived by a daughter from her first marriage, Amanda.

Photo: Mary Lutyens, praised for her work and her elegance, in London. (Brian Harris/The Times of London, 1983)

The New York Times, Apr 17 1999

[Edith Mary Lutyens b. Jul 31 1908 London, d. Apr 9 1999 London, d/o Lady Emily Lytton d/o Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton 1st Baron Lytton]

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London -- Mary Lutyens, a prolific novelist, biographer, magazine writer and editor whose career spanned more than six decades, has died. She was 90.

Lutyens, whose father was the well-known architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and whose maternal grandfather, the Earl of Lytton, was viceroy of India from 1876-1880, died April 9 in London. The cause of death was not announced in newspaper notices.

Although she wrote 13 novels and excelled as an editor, she was most acclaimed for her biographies, including writings on her father's work, her parents' unhappy marriage and her grandfather.

She also wrote a biographical series on the Indian religious teacher Krishnamurti, who was a spiritual adviser to her mother, and about art critic and social theorist John Ruskin and his wife Effie.

One of her best known biographies, "Millais and the Ruskins," explored John and Effie's relationship with Sir John Everett Millais, the father of Pre-Raphaelite painting. It described the impact of Millais' love for Effie on the Ruskin marriage and its eventual collapse.

"You so often have to write the book you want to read," The Daily Telegraph quoted her as having once said.

Her autobiography, "To be Young," was published in 1959.

Lutyens was born July 31, 1908 and was educated at Queen's College in London and in Sydney, Australia. She began her career as a fiction writer with the 1933 "Forthcoming Marriages," and wrote several novels before World War II. After the war, she wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Esther Wyndham. Although she continued to write novels into the 1970s, she began to focus on writing biographies in the 1960s.

Lutyens was married twice, first to stockbroker Anthony Sewell from 1930-1945, then to royal furrier and art expert J. G. Links in 1945. Links died in 1997.

The Standard-Times, New Bedford MA, Apr 18 1999



William Letton, 68, of Forest Park, died Friday. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Glendale. Visitation: 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements: Thompson, Hall and Jordan Funeral Home, Forest Park.

The Cincinnati Post, OH, Apr 24 1999

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Letton, William, age 68 [b. May 25 1930], April 23, 1999. Beloved husband of Marjorie (nee Green), dear brother of James Letton, Hattie Mae Crooks and Nannie L. Steele. Friends may call Monday from 10 until service time 11 A.M. at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 40 Cora Ave., Glendale [OH]. Rev. Eugene Sebastian officiating minister and Rev. Richard Waldrop the euologist. Interment Evergreen Memory Gardens, Paris, KY. Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.

Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati OH, Apr 25 1999



Kenton -- Paul Litton, 83, retired plant operator, died of cancer Sunday at Gibson General Hospital in Trenton. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Karnes Funeral Home with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery here. Mr. Litton, the widower of Deloris Litton, leaves a son, Tommy Litton of Kenton, and two grandchildren.

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 10 1999



Norma Jean Starliper Hoover, 57, Berkeley Springs, WV, died on Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born October 17, 1941 at the family home in Cherry Run, WV, she was the daughter of the late Marshall F. and Margie Lee Litten Starliper.

She was a member of Cherry Run United Methodist Church, Cherry Run.

She attended Pleasant View School, Morgan County, WV and was a graduate of the Marriott Corporation Management School in Washington, DC.

She was a seamstress who had worked with Londontown Manufacturing in Hancock, MD and Perfection Garment Company in Martinsburg, WV. She was a homemaker, wallpaper hanger and, for the past five years, had been a waitress at Maria's Garden in Berkeley Springs.

Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Herbert Lee Hoover, at home; one daughter, Margie Lee Hoover McCumbee, Berkeley Springs; two sons, Herbert Lee Hoover, Jr., Martinsburg and Daniel Alan Hoover, Berkeley Springs; three granddaughters, Amanda Jean McCumbee, Ariel Alexis Hoover and Victoria Emerald McCumbee, all of Berkeley Springs; five sisters, Mary Apple, Cherry Run, Sarah Clark, Oleta Cain and Betty Silvers, all of Berkeley Springs, and Dorothy Stuckey, Martinsburg; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Marshall "Jim" Starliper, Harry "Tom" Starliper and Billy Seckman; and three sisters, Violet Householder, Nancy Weicht and Mattie Bohrer.

Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 16 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Spohrs Crossroads, Berkeley Springs, with Pastor Dan Wright officiating. Interment was in Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery, Berkeley Springs.

Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, 306 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, handled arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spohrs Crossroads Cemetery Association, 12 Camp Harmison Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.

Source unknown

[d/o Marjorie Lee "Margie" Litten d/o George W (Litten) Litton s/o James Litton s/o Caleb P Litton s/o John Richard "Jacki" (Letton) Litton and Lydia Valentine]



Humboldt -- Hazel Katherine Shepherd, 86, homemaker, died of heart failure Wednesday at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gibson County Memory Gardens. Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Shepherd, the wife of Joseph T. Shepherd, also leaves two daughters, Bobbie Holder and Francis McElligott, both of Jackson; two sons, James Troy Shepherd of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Robert Shepherd of Pasadena, Calif.; three brothers, Bud Litton of Tremble, Mack Litton of Trenton and Woodrow Litton of Waverly, 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, May 13 1999

[Hazel Litton, Joseph Shepherd]



Floda Harper Litton, 83, of Charleston died May 20, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness.

She was retired owner of Harper's Grocery, Charleston, and a member of Davis Memorial Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving: son, Harold of Charleston; daughters, Monicia Knuckles of Charleston, Ollie Straton of Medina, Ohio, Evelyn Hoover of Barberton, Ohio; brothers, Harold Harper and Clarence Harper Jr., both of South Charleston; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Davis Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, Charleston, with the Rev. Robert Fields and the Rev. Omar Rucker officiating. Burial will be in Shinn Cemetery, Fairplain. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm. today at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston, and one hour prior to service at the church. Carl N. Sloan

The Charleston Gazette, WV, May 22 1999 [Leonard Litton]



Jean Hutchinson Martin died May 14 at her Mountain View home. A native of Los Angeles, she was 79.

Mrs. Martin was an office manager El Camino Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Donald E. Martin; children, John S., Robert D. and Richard G. Martin; siblings, Margaret Main and Ruth Lytton; and five grandchildren.

Private family services were held.

Los Altos Town Crier, CA, May 26 1999 [Ruth Hutchinson]



Wayne F. Lytton, 79, of 1805 Pearl Drive, West Des Moines, died of a heart ailment Friday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. No services are planned. Burial is at Ebeneezer Cemetery near Truro. Mr. Lytton was born in Truro and had lived in Atlantic before moving to West Des Moines in 1967. He was a retired project supervisor for Baker Mechanical, a member of Plummer and Pipefitters Union and the Elks Lodge. He is survived by two sons, Jan Lytton of West Des Moines and Robert Garside of Las Vegas; five grandchildren; and a great- grandchild. Brooks Funeral Care is handling arrangements.

The Des Moines Register, IA, May 31 1999 [Wayne Lytton]



Carl Bemis Sluss, 80, of Morehead, Rowan Co, KY, born Dec 12, 1918 in Pike Co, KY, son of the late Edison Buford and Mary Elizabeth Ward Sluss, died June 9, 1999 in Lexington, Fayette Co, KY. Survived: wife, Opal Litton Sluss, sons, Carl Bemis Sluss Jr., Samuel Edison Sluss and Charles Thomas Sluss, daus, Mary Lou Sluss Helwig, Rhonda Sluss Ramey and Julia Sluss Neill, sisters, Katherine Patrick and Libby Fraley, 16 gc, 10 g-gc. Burial: June 13, 1999 in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Morehead, KY.

Elliott County News, West Liberty KY, Jun 18 1999 [Carl Sluss, Samuel Litton, Stella Stidom]



Litten, Mildred Irene, 93, of Dunedin, died Thursday (June 3, 1999) at Manor Care Dunedin nursing home. She was born in Gaines, Mich., and came here from Flint, Mich. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozona-Palm Harbor, Palm Harbor. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Larobardier; a son, James M.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Swartz Funeral Home, Flint, Mich.

St. Petersburg Times, FL, Jun 25 1999



Jacksonville, Fla. -- Garland S. "Buck" Litton, 72, died July 15, 1999.

He was a native of Greensboro [NC, b. May 19 1927], Navy veteran, lived in Jacksonville for the past 50 years, retired from the city of Jacksonville, HUD, in 1984, Quarter Master of VFW No. 1689.

Survivors: Wife, Sandra Litton; daughters and son-in-law, Donna Donna and Lee Merkle, Vickie Litton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack Logan and Polly Litton, Robert D. and Tiny Litton; sisters and brother-in-law, Jeannie and Archie Rawlings, Pearl Emory; grandson, Brian Carlton; nieces and nephews.

Graveside service: Held Monday, Greenlawn Cemetery, Pastor Larry Perritte, Rev. Agnes Hamtton.

Arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home.

Gaston Gazette, Gastonia NC, Jul 23 1999



Litten, Bette E., 60, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (July 26, 1999) at home. Born in New Hampshire, she came here in 1962 from Connecticut. She retired as an administrative assistant after 37 years with Allstate Insurance Co., St. Petersburg. She was Methodist. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Samay, Pinellas Park; a son, Derek Litten, St. Petersburg; a stepdaughter, Wendy Owens, Muncie, Ind.; a stepson, Richard Litten, Sterling Heights, Mich.; a sister, Beverly Spencer, Hawaii; and six grandchildren. Gulfport Memorial Funeral Home.

St. Petersburg Times, FL, Jul 27 1999



Dec. 19, 1914 - July 30, 1999

Dorothy Edna Hunter, 84, Denver, died at 4:30 a.m. Friday at her home.

Born to William and Reba Worden Shackelford in Tipton, she married Justus G. Hunter in Biloxi, Miss., on July 5, 1945. He preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1970.

She served as a WAC in World War II, and was a retired press operator. She also worked for the General Tire Corp., Wabash.

Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Adkins, Denver; two grandchildren, Jeff King, Denver, Lee Ann Litton, Denver; five great-grandchildren, Ariel King, Nichole Stevens, Dakota Lashay Litton, Scott Michael Litton and Nathan King.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Daniel Brent Hunter; three sisters, Stella Moon, Ethel Barley and Marie Deardorff; and brothers Ora, James, Leslie Fay and Everett Shackelford.

Military graveside services are 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Russiaville Cemetery. Rev. Steve Fleck will officiate. Visitation is from 1-2 p.m. Monday at McClain Funeral Home, Denver.

Rochester Sentinel, Rochester IN, Jul 30 1999

[Dorothy Shackelford, Justus Hunter]



Abbie S. Braswell, 87, of Cincinnati, formerly of Livingston County, died Aug. 17 at Jewish Hospital in Kenwood, Ohio.

Braswell served as president, secretary and treasurer of the National Executive Housekeepers Organization. She was a teacher and mail carrier in Livingston County for several years. She was a member of Birdsville Baptist Church and attended the Church of the Nazarene in Cincinnati.

Surviving are a brother, Everett Edmonds of Livingston County; three nephews and seven nieces.

Her parents were Albert Sidney and Anna C. Litton Edmonds.

Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at Boyd Funeral Chapel at Salem. Burial was in Edmonds Cemetery.

Crittenden Press, KY, Aug 1999

[Anna Litton]



SAN SABA - Barbara Ann Gatliff Turner, 61, of Coleman and formerly of San Saba, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at her residence.

Service will be at 2 p.m. today in Howell-Doran Funeral Home Chapel with burial in San Saba City Cemetery.

She was born April 17, 1938, in San Saba. She was a nurses aide and a Baptist.

Survivors include three sons, Billy Turner of Coleman, Charles Turner of Paris and Robert Askins of Mesquite; three daughters, Debra Litton of Coleman, Donna Coleman of Odessa and Margie Turner of Mesquite; 17 grand-children; and three great-grandchildren.

San Angelo Standard-Times, TX, Aug 24 1999

[Debra Turner]



Edward Alexander Mahood, Sr., 70, of Gay, WV, departed this life August 25, 1999 at his home following a brief illness.

He was born September 5, 1928 at Aplin Ridge, WV a son of Edna Easter (Litton) Mahood of Gay, WV and the late, William Arthur Mahood.

He was a retired truck driver from Harlow Lime at Ripley.

In addition to his mother other survivors include sons, William Gene Mahood of Gauley Bridge and Edward Alexander Mahood, Jr. of Gay; brothers, Ronnie Mahood of Ripley; Vernon Mahood of Gay.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Mahood.

Service will be Friday, August 27, 1999--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Darrell Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Mahood Family Cemetery, Gay. Visitation 12 noon - 1 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Casto Funeral Home, Sep 5 1999 [Edward Mahood, Edna Litton, William Mahood]



Grenada -- Dorris Ray Granholm, 73, retired Army drill instructor, died of cancer Monday at Grenada Lake Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Garner-Harper Funeral Home with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran. Mr. Granholm, the husband of Fredonia Litten Granholm, also leaves a son, Ralph Granholm of Grenada; a sister, Dot Vance of Greenwood; a brother, Walter Granholm of Logansville, Ga., and a grandson. The family requests that any memorials be sent to the American Cancer Society.

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, Aug 25 1999



Rosa Litton Spurgeon, 77, of Memphis, homemaker, died of cancer Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital East. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Leawood Baptist Church. Northridge/Woodhaven Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Spurgeon, the widow of Roy David Spurgeon, leaves a daughter, Linda Cerasale of Rogers, Ark.; a son, Lee Litton of Dallas; a sister, Ruth Moore, and a brother, Britt Carter, both of Memphis, seven grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis TN, Aug 27 1999

[Rosa Carter]



Ripley -- Eloise McClain (nee Litton), 72, of Ripley died Sept. 5, 1999, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, after a short illness. She was born in Jackson County.

Surviving: son, Charles of Gay; brother, Willis Litton of Charleston; sister, Driorothy Hatcher of Vienna; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Vail Funeral Home, Ripley, with the Rev. Orville Walker officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Hiram McCoy Sr.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Sep 7 1999

[d/o Charles Burton "Bert" Litton s/o Abraham Park Litton s/o William H Litton s/o Abraham Litton s/o Korrin Michael Litton Sr and Agnes Marie Dempsey]

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Donald L. Litten Sr., 74, Bradenton, died Sept. 15, 1999. He was born March 20, 1925, in Toledo, Ohio, and came to Manatee County 16 years ago from there. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Ohio Operating Engineers in Toledo. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Peggy; two daughters, Donna Clouser of Bradenton and Kristine McIntyre of Woodbury, N.J.; three sons, Donald Jr. of Warren, Ohio, and Harry and Tracy, both of Bradenton; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, with a service at 1 p.m. Saturday, both at Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel. Burial will be in Ellenton. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Suite 136, Bradenton, FL 34205.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, Sep 17 1999

[Donald Litten]



Pineville -- Hysel G. Litton, 88, of Pineville died Sept. 26, 1999, in a Princeton hospital after a long illness.

He was a retired assistant district superintendent from Cabot Gas and a member of Pineville United Methodist Church.

Surviving: half sister, Irene Milam of Sissonville; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 7:30 p.m. today at Calfee Funeral Chapel, Pineville, with the Rev. Dorcas Conrad officiating. Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Osborne family cemetery, Clendenin. Friends may call 90 minutes prior to service at the funeral home.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Sep 28 1999

[Hysel Litton]

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Charles LeGrand Woolf, 53, of Front Royal, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at his home.

Mr. Woolf was born Nov. 3, 1945, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the son of Henry McCune and Bonnie Mae Siebels Woolf. He had worked as a sheet metal mechanic with the National Zoo. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He married Maudene Marie Litten on Feb. 7, 1970, in Falls Church.

Surviving with his wife, are two sons, Michael Shane Woolf of Danville and Charles Wayne Woolf of Front Royal; a sister, Linda Palen of Slidel, La.; two brothers, Doug Woolf of Rowlett, Texas, and Robert Woolf of Lavernia, Texas; and a granddaughter.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Front Royal Church of Christ, with David Heimburger, Mark Derflinger, and Benny Turner officiating.

Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester 22601.

Michael R. Phelps & Associates Funeral Directors is handling arrangements.

The Winchester Star, Winchester VA, Sep 30 1999

[Maudene Litten]



Chester -- Mr. Hugh Lamar Campbell, 65, of 1516 A.A. Campbell Drive died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999, at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

The funeral will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Chris Snelgrove officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

A native of Gaston County, N.C., Mr. Campbell was a son of the late Allen A. Campbell and Bessie Lytton Campbell. Mr. Allen was retired from Cone Mill in Carlisle. A graduate of Chester High School, Mr. Campbell was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Surviving are his wife, Loreda Yarborough Campbell; his daughter, Nancy Lunsford of Chester; four brothers, Boyce Campbell and Ronnie Campbell, both of Chester, Jack Campbell of Gastonia, N.C., and Harold Campbell of Greenville; three sisters, Jewell Lathan and Barbara Strait, both of Chester, and Corrine Russell of Bessemer City, N.C.; his stepmother, Julia Campbell of Chester; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Barron Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, c/o Linda Grant, 2056 Baton Rouge Road, Chester, SC 29706.

The Herald, Rock Hill SC, Oct 5 1999

[Allen Campbell]



Boonville -- Mrs. Darlene [Maria] Hoosier Lytton, 42, of Boose Road, died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 6, 1999 at Hoots Memorial Hospital [Yadkinville NC], She was born May 19, 1957 [Surry Co NC] to Clyde and Elsie [Lee] Scales Hoosier. She was a graduate of Elkin High School and a bookkeeper for Y.V.E.D.D.I. for 22 years. Mrs. Lytton was a member of Boonville First United Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Hoosier. Surviving are her mother of Boonville; her husband, Danny Ray Lytton; her children, Yolanda Lytton, Brian Lytton and Derek Lytton all of Boonville; a daughter-in-law, Nikia Lytton; her grandchildren, DaParis Lytton and Dante' Saffo; and her mother-in-law, Margaret Lytton of Elkin. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 11, 1999 at Boonville First United Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev Calvin Crump. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Gentry Family Funeral Service, Hwy 601 N. in Yadkinville is in charge of arrangement.

source unknown

[Danny Ray Lytton b. 28 May 1955 Surry Co NC (s/o Richard Ember Lytton b. 28 Mar 1934 Surry Co NC (listed as Colored in NC Birth Index) d. 31 Jul 1980 Elkin, Surry Co NC and m. 5 Nov 1956 Surry Co NC Margaret A March b. abt 1936, both listed as Colored in NC Marriages) m. Darlene Maria Hoosier 23 Jan 1976 Elkin, Surry Co NC. Richard s/o Fred Lytton and Lois V Roberts b. 13 Jul 1910 d. 14 Jul 1993 Elkin, Surry Co NC widowed. Derek Ray Lytton b. 6 Jan 1979 Yadkin Co NC]



Gastonia -- Kenneth Glenn Lytton, 84, died Oct. 10, 1999, at home

He was a native of Gastonia, son of the late Cullen L. and Hettie Sherrill Lytton, husband of the late Margaret Carpenter Lytton, brother of the late Lucile Feemster, Margaret McGoogan, James Lytton, graduate of Gastonia High School and Clemson University, Class of 1941, earned letter in riflemanship, did graduate work at UNC Chapel Hill in 1946, commissioned in Army as Second Lieutenant in 1941, assigned to 82nd Airborne Division, reassigned to 101st Airborne Division, in original cadre, served in 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, Headquarters Company, trained in England, part of Normandy Invasion and Battle of the Bulge in 1944, received European Theatre of Operations Medal with two Arrowheads for Normandy and Rhineland campaigns, two Bronze Stars for Ardennes-Alsace Campaign and Central Europe Campaign, American Theater Campaign Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and World War II Victory Medal, French Croix de Guerre with Palm Streamers, Belgium Croix de Guerre with Palm Streamers, Netherlands Orange Lanyard, 101st Presidential Unit Citation for Normandy and Bastogne, Purple Heart, electrical contractor, salesman and electrical consultant for General Electric Co., formed Fiber Controls in 1952, held numerous patents for textile machinery, known as Father of Belt Blending, member of First United Methodist Church, Separk Bible Class, United Methodist Men, American Legion, World War II Last Man Club of Gaston County, 101st Airborne Division Association, Carolina Chapter of 101st, Litten-Lytton-Litton Historical Association, Fort Campbell Historical Association and Le Mirador Country Club of Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, served on board of North Carolina Textile Foundation, former member of Kiwanis and Civitan clubs, Gaston Country Club, American Textile Machinery Association, N.C. Textile Association, S.C. Textile Association, Georgia Textile Association, Alabama Textile Association, International Textile Machinery Association, Western Carolina Industries, held private pilotís license.

Survivors: Wife, Jane Land Lytton; children and spouse, Channon E. Lytton, Texas, Glenn E. and Mary E. Lytton, Brenda and Randy Street, Gastonia; brothers and sisters-in-law, Coit and Booie Lytton, Charles and Patty Lytton, Gastonia; sisters and brother-in-law, Catherine and Wilfred Altman, Lake Junaluska, Evelyn Lewis, Gastonia; stepchildren and spouses, Mark Freeman, Gastonia, Laurie and Charles Newlin, Snow Camp, Julie and Evan Setzer, High Point; grandchild, Jane Olivia Newlin; nieces and nephews.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, Dr. Joseph Seymour

Burial: Gaston Memorial Park, full Military Honors by World War II Last Man Club of Gaston County

Visitation: 7-9 tonight, Ward Funeral Home

Pallbearers: Pat Armstrong, Eulis and Mark Freeman, Roger Greene, Barry Kendrick, Bill Tench

Memorials: First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 218, Gastonia 28053

The Gaston Gazette, Gastonia NC, Oct 12 1999

[Kenneth Lytton]

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Gastonia -- Mr. Kenneth Glenn Lytton, 84, of Gastonia, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 at his home.

A native of Gastonia, he was the husband the late Mrs. Margaret Carpenter Lytton and Mrs. Jane Land Lytton, who survives, and the son of Mr. Cullen L. Lytton and Mrs. Hettie Sherrill Lytton, both deceased. He graduated from Clemson University, and entered the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant in 1941. He served in the 101 Airborne Division, the 327th Glider Infantry, participated in the Normandy Invasion, the Battle of the Bulge and was one of the "Battered Bastards of Bastogne."

For his military service, he received many decorations including the French and the Belgium Croix de Guerre with Palm Streamers, Netherlands Orange Lanyard, 101st Presidential Unit Citation for both Normandy and Bastogne, and the Purple Heart.

After World War II, he worked with General Electric Co. In 1952, he formed Fiber Controls, which sold textile machinery worldwide.

He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Gastonia. He was a member of the American Legion, World War II Last Man Club, the 101 Airborne Division Association, various civic organizations and textile associations.

Survivors other than his wife include two sons, Mr. Channon E. Lytton of Texas and Mr. Glenn E. Lytton of Gastonia; two daughters, Ms. Mary E. Lytton and Ms. Brenda Street, both of Gastonia; two brothers, Mr. Coit Lytton and Mr. Charles Lytton, both of Gastonia; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Altman of Lake Junaluska and Ms. Evelyn Lewis of Gastonia; stepson, Mr. Mark Freeman of Gastonia; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Laurie Newlin of Snow Camp and Mrs. Julie Setzer of High Point; and one grandchild.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ms. Lucile Feemster and Ms. Margaret McGoogan; one brother, Mr. James Lytton. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church by Dr. Joseph Seymour. Burial with full military honors by World War II Last Man Club of Gaston County, will be in Gaston Memorial Park.

The family will be at Ward Funeral Home in Gastonia from 7 to 9 this evening. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 218, Gastonia, N.C. 28053

Times-News, Burlington NC, Oct 12 1999



Charles W. "Beaver" Litton Jr., 37, of West Alexandria, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, Oct. 16 [1999], in Baton Rouge, La.

Born June 22, 1962, in Dayton, he was a 1980 graduate of Dixie High School. He served in the U.S. Army in the early 1980s, and was working with Asplundh Tree Service of Dayton in North Carolina and Louisiana following the recent storm damage.

Survivors include his mother, Gail E. Litton of West Alexandria; his father, Charles W. Litton Sr. of Springfield; a companion, Libby Grimes of West Alexandria; a son, Matthew Sawesky of Eaton; a daughter, Porsha Ann Litton of West Alexandria; a sister, Pandy L. Smith of West Alexandria; a brother, Jeff Litton of Huber Heights; aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Community Christian Church, 453 Ohio 503 South, West Alexandria, with Pastor William Douglas Bottles and Pastor Charles F. Ankney, his uncle, officiating. Burial will be in Trissell Cemetery, New Lebanon. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the WACOCA (West Alexandria Churches Organized for Community Action) Needy Fund, 32 E. South St., West Alexandria, OH 45381.

Source unknown

[Charles Litton, Porsha Litton, Pandy Litton]



Ohio pedestrian hit, killed crossing highway in BR

A pickup struck and killed a 37-year-old man who tripped while trying to cross Siegen Lane early Saturday morning, a State Police Troop A spokesman said. Witnesses told police Charles W. Litton Jr., was running west across Siegen near the McDonald's and Interstate 10 about 12:30 a.m., Trooper Don Erwin said. Litton tripped and fell when he had made it about half way, Erwin said.

Litton got back up and started running again - directly into the path of a southbound pickup, Erwin said.

Litton of West Alexander, Ohio, died at the scene from his injuries, Erwin said.

Witnesses said the driver, 22-year-old Michael Mulligan of Mandeville, had the green light and was not speeding. No charges were filed against Mulligan, Erwin said.

Police suspect Litton may have been drinking and are waiting for the results of a blood alcohol test, Erwin said.

The Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate, LA, Oct 17 1999, pg B11

[Charles Litton]

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Litton, Charles W. "Beaver," 37, of West Alexandria, Saturday in BatonRouge, La. (Barnes-Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria)

Dayton Daily News, OH, Oct 17 1999, pg B8

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Litton, Charles W. Jr., 37, of West Alexandria, Saturday in BatonRouge, La. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Community Christian Church, West Alexandria. (Barnes, Eaton)

Dayton Daily News, OH, Oct 19 1999, pg B5



Irene A. Maynard, 78, of Ironton, died Tuesday in King's Daughters Medical Center.

Mrs. Maynard was born April 8, 1921, in Ironton, a daughter of the late Elmer and Emma Pruitt Davis.

She was a Pentecostal.

Her husband, William J. Maynard; three sons, including an infant son, Albert Eugene Maynard and Glen Maynard; and a daughter, Wanda Maynard preceded her in death.

Surviving are four sons, William D. Maynard of Columbus, John E. Maynard Sr. of Coal Grove, and Charles E. Maynard and Frank K. Maynard, both of Ironton; four daughters, Emma Jean Sharp of Willow Wood, Mary Jane Salyer of Columbus, and Alma G. White and Loretta J. Litton, both of Ironton; three brothers, Tracy Davis of Piqua, and Paul Davis and Merill Davis, both of Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, Betty Pelphrey of Ironton, Loretta Sower of Piqua and Clara Waddell of South Point; 31 grandchildren; and 59 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton by the Rev. Bill Cade. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The Daily Independant, Ashland KY, Oct 21 1999

[Loretta Maynard]



Virginia Ann Horton, 61, of Sandy Hook, died Wednesday at her home.

Miss Horton was born Jan. 14, 1938, in Elliott County, a daughter of the late Lonnie and Mabel Litton Horton.

She was a former employee of Case's Sewing Factory in Olive Hill and attended Church of Christ.

Surviving are four brothers, Floyd Bronson Horton of Canton, Ohio, Don W. Horton and Carl Robert Horton, both of Sandy Hook and Larry W. Horton of Olive Hill; and two sisters, Hattie Marie Allen of Lawrenceville, Ill., and Margery Lula Katich of Canton.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Horton Family Cemetery.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at Lewis & Ferguson Funeral Home in Sandy Hook.

The Daily Independant, Ashland KY, Oct 22 1999

[Lonnie Horton]



McDonald, Lula Maye -- 88, of Oneida, passed away on Friday night, November 5, 1999 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge while recovering from surgery. She was the daughter of the late William H. Marcum and Louella Litton Marcum and was also preceded in death by her husband Herbert McDonald; two sisters, Grace Marcum and Moda Marcum; and two brothers, William J. Marcum and Claude V. Marcum. Mrs. McDonald was a graduate of the Oneida High School class of 1928 and attended the University of Cincinnati. She taught school at Niggs Creek for five years and then accepted the position of postal clerk at the Oneida Post Office in 1933. She retired from the postal services in 1976. Mrs. McDonald, who was a member of First Baptist Church of Oneida, is survived by one sister, Nina Leah Marcum Crabtree of Elgin, Ill,; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, November 9, at 11 a.m. at the West-Murley Funeral Home chapel, with Rev. Keith Marcum and Rev. Philip Kazee officiating. Special music was provided by Kay and Jennifer Lincicome, Lula's niece and great-niece. Burial was in the Litton Cemetery in Oneida. West-Murley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Scott County News, Oneida TN, Nov 11 1999, pg 10

[William Marcum]



Iva P. Burgess "Granny Counts" Counts, 92, of Chelyan died Nov. 21, 1999, at home after a long illness.

She was the former owner and operator of Counts Grocery Store, Chelyan. She was a member of Little Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Chelyan, and a lifelong resident of Chelyan.

Surviving: daughter, Vivian Lucas of Chelyan; sister, Cloa Litton of Houston; grandchildren, June Deweese and Joyce Lavender, both of Chelyan, Toney Lucas of Clendenin; seven great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Little Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Chelyan, with the Rev. Jimmie Ryan, the Rev. Jack Suttle and the Rev. Johnny Helvey officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Little Creek Freewill Baptist Church, HC 71, Box 219, Chelyan, WV 25041; Kanawha Hospice Care Inc., 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064, or American Cancer Society, 2428 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25311. Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

The Charleston Gazette, WV, Nov 22 1999

[Iva Burgess, Cloa Burgess, Ormal Litton]

Contributor: Mary Ann Merritt



Warren Allen Lytton, Jr., age 48, died Nov. 29, 1999.

He was born April 15, 1951 to Warren and Christine Lytton in Princeton, WV. Warren graduated from Morgantown High School in 1969 and attended WVU. Completed 4 yr. Apprenticeship receiving National Honors and was proud to be a Journeyman Tinner in the Sheet Metal Union for many years. Married Linda Bernard June 27, 1975 in Salt Lake City, UT. They were blessed with three wonderful boys. Warren was a dedicated, loving father to Justin, Jason and Jared. He loved watching his sons play football, and was very proud of their abilities. He loved the outdoors, camping and fishing with his family. He recently was baptized into the 1st United Methodist Church. Warren is survived by his wife and three sons; his parents of South Jordan; his sisters: Pam (Chuck) Laishley, West Jordan; Susan (Shane) Rushton, West Jordan; his nieces and nephews. Warren is preceded in death by his grandparents.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 4th, 11 a.m. at Valley View Funeral Home, 4335 W. 4100 South. Family and friends may visit Friday, Dec. 3rd from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4th one hour prior to services at Valley View Funeral Home. Interment: Valley View Memorial Park. Funeral Directors: Valley View Funeral Home.

Deseret News, Salt Lake City UT, Dec 2 1999



Pickles, George E., of Arnold, MO, on Sun., Dec. 5, 1999; loving husband of Geraldine Pickles (nee Litton); loving father of Patsy Lopez, Brenda Kalter, Shirley Lamb, Aritta (Al) Schuettenberg, Cletus (Becky), Dennis (Debbie) and Rick (Peggy) Pickles; loving grandfather of 19 and great-grandfather of 20; our dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many. Mr. Pickles served as a Sergeant in the Army during WWII and was an ordained minister for many years. Funeral from Lang-Fendler Funeral Home, 630 Jeffco Blvd. (Hwy. 61-67), Arnold, MO, on Wed., Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. Interment Valhalla Cemetery, Overland, MO. Visitation Tues. from 3 to 8 p.m.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis MO, Dec 7 1999

[George Pickles, Geraldine Litton]



Linda Lou Berry
Mother, sister of Oak Ridgers

Linda Lou Berry, 72, of Knoxville, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at her home.

She was born in Pineville, Ky., on Nov. 9, 1927. A homemaker, she was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

She was the widow of Robert H. Berry, who died Feb. 29, 1984.

Mrs. Berry is survived by her father, Ernest Henry Taylor Sr. of Knoxville; four sons, R. Patrick Berry and G. Michael Berry, both of Oak Ridge, William Ernest Berry of Knoxville and Dewey L. Berry and his wife, Joan, of Palm Desert, Calif.

She is also survived by two brothers, James Robert Taylor Sr. of Powell and Ernest Henry Taylor Jr. and his wife, Shirley, of Eatonton, Ga.; four sisters, Henrietta T. Elliott and Geraldine S. Norton and her husband, Bob, all of Oak Ridge, Patricia Ann Ray and her husband, Don, of Knoxville, and Martha Lynn Litton and her husband, Eddie, of Seffner, Fla.; and by seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her mother, Hester Slusher Taylor, died Feb. 4, 1999.

The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, in the chapel of Weatherford Mortuary. The Rev. Larry Webster will officiate.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at McCarty Woodhaven Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

The Oak Ridger, Oak Ridge TN, Dec 28 1999

[Ernest Taylor, Hester Slusher, Martha Taylor, Eddie Litton]



Logan A. Litton, Red Bud, Ill. -- Logan A. "Jack" Litton, 70, died Dec. 26, 1999, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.He was a native of Gastonia, son of the late Russell and Garlene Bolling Litton, brother of the late Dinah and Garland Litton, Navy veteran of World War II, member of VFW Post No. 6632, American Legion Post No. 622 of Prairie du Rocher, maintenance supervisor for Snyder General for 35 years. Survivors: Wife, Aurelia Wilderman "Polly" Litton; sons and daughter-in-law, Randall Litton, New Athens, Ill., Kelly and Sheila Litton, Red Bud; daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Chris Hudson, Janis and Jeff Beithman, Red Bud; brother, Robert Litton, Washington, D.C.; sisters, Pearl Emory, Greensboro, Jeanne Rawlings, Gastonia; nine grandchildren Funeral: Held Dec. 29 at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home, Rev. James Claycomb Burial: Marissa City Cemetery, Marissa, Ill., with military rites

Gaston Gazette, Gastonia NC, Jan 14 2000

[Logan Alexander Litton b. Mar 29 1929. North Carolina Birth Index says s/o Daniel L Litton and Mary Gartine Balding; Daniel b. abt 1897 NC, Mary b. abt 1906 NC, in 1930 Gastonia, Gaston Co NC census.]



Antioch Presbyterian Church, Antioch, N.C.

Rev. Wm. W. Hatcher, honorably retired minister and first Executive Presbyter of Coastal Carolina Presbytery, recently passed away of an apparent heart attack. He was a native of Fayette County, West Virginia, a graduate of King College and Columbia Seminary, and had three pastorates in Virginia, West Virginia and Louisiana. He then served in four positions as presbytery executive from 1965 until his retirement in 1991, the last two of which were in the Presbytery of Fayetteville (1964-1965) and the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina (1969-1991).

He and his wife Ruth have continued to live in Fayetteville where they have been active in MacPherson Church. They have three daughters and three sons. A scholarship fund has been established in the name of the Rev. W.W. Hatcher at Columbia Theological Seminary. P.O. Box 520, Decatur Ga. 30031

Source unknown

[William Hatcher, Rebecca Litton, Uriah Hatcher]

Contributor: Joyce Mertens

[b. abt 1898 Jackson Co WV d. Brunswick Co NC date unknown but aft 1991]



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