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Painter, Burl H.

Burl H. Painter, 69, 1920 - 1990…of Route 7, South Charleston, died Thursday, May 31, 1990 at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was retired from Du Pont, Belle with 38 years service and employed with C. & P. Telephone Co. Recreation Club Teroc. He was a veteran of the Navy and served in World War II. He attended the Alum Creek Church of the Nazerene. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. Surviving; son, David of South Charleston, brothers, Paul of South, Charleston, Earl of Point Pleasant; Charles of Fort Myers, Fla., two grandsons. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Curry Funeral Home at Alum Creek with the Rev. Charles Larue officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. today at Curry Funeral (Burl was the son of Charles Corbett Painter and Diima Bell Loftus)

Submitted by: Marieda DERRICK Edens at [email protected]

Painter, Mrs. Mildred Irene

Mrs. Mildred Irene Greybill Painter, 78, of 6500 MacCorkle Ave. S.W., St. Albans, died April 20, 1989, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of Boulevard Church of Christ. She was a lifelong resident of St. Albans. Surviving; sons, Richard of Dunbar, Ronald of St. Joseph, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchidren. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Minister William D. Miller officiating. Burial will be in. Dunbar Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Parkersburg- Mrs. Edna Florence Patrick, 85, of Parkersburg, formerly of Loudendale, died June 11, 1986, in Worthington Manor, Parkersburg, after a long illness. She was a member of Loudendale Church of the Nazarene. Surviving: son, William H. of Cleveland, Ohio; daughter, Mrs. Patricia Lockard of Parkersburg; brothers, Carl Ferrell of Mountain Home, Ark., Ira and Ernest Ferrell, both of Florida, Luther Ferrell of Circleville, Ohio, Clarence Ferrell of Detroit; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday in Loudendale Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Kenneth Maze officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, Ruth. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at J. E. Johnson Funeral Home, Kanawha City, and one hour before the service at the church.

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Parkersburg-James Hobert Patrick, 82, of 1021 Marrtown Road, Parkersburg, formerly of Loudendale, died Sunday in Camden-Clark Hospital, Parkersburg, after a short illness. He was a retired foreman with Libbey-Owens Ford Glass Plant with 42 years of service and was a member of AFL-CIO. He was member of Loudendale Church of the Nazarene. Surviving: wife, Edna Florence Patrick; son, William H. of Cleveland, Ohio; daughter, Mrs. Patricia Lockard of Parkersburg; half brothers, Claude and Delbert, of Ohio; half-sister, Mrs. Kathleen Groves of Catlettsburg, Ky.; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Loudendale Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Kenneth Maze and the Rev. Richard Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, Ruth. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at J. E. Johnson funeral Home, Kanawha City, and one hour prior to service at the church.

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Charleston WV Gazette, Sunday, June 25, 1922. Death at 93 Takes Giant Who Nursed Great-Great Grandchild In Last Days. William A. Pauley; Civil War Veteran, Dies Near St Albans, Leaving 107 Descendants - 37 Grand- Children, 61 Great-Grandchildren. Will there ever be another folk like that sturdy race that is now making its last and hopeless stand against the ravages of time-the men and women who were at their prime. as the civil war ended, who fought hard and lived simply, and who handed down to posterity a lineage great and powerful? And will there ever be another like William A. Pauley, that giant of 93 summers and winters, who died a week ago Wednesday near, St. Albans, fighting just as hard in death as he lived in life? This giant, who fought in the civil war as a Union soldier during the last too years of that conflict, was buried a week ago in a plot on the land which he trod in his boyhood. And the host that attended that burial swarmed across the farm where he had lived for many years. For he has left descendants to the number of 107, and' all who could paid him homage. He was the "daddy of them all," and they were divided four classes-7 children, 37 grandchildren, 61 great-grand-children and 2 great-great-grandchildren. One of the great-great-grand children is dead, but the oldest, the two year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Harless, residents of Summitt, near Griffithsville, is very much alive. Her name is Lorraine, and as a baby she was nursed on the knee of her great-great-grandfather, a feat perhaps never duplicated in these days of fast and furious living and comparatively early death. Some of them are dead, but the great majority of Pauley's children are living. Four of his seven children are living. Two girls and one boy died several years ago. Those who survive him are A. M. Pauley and W. S. Pauley, of Charleston, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Smith of Priestly, Lincoln county, and Mrs. Lucy F. Wood of near St. Albans, at whose home Mr. Pauley died. The aged man had been married three times, but his first wife was the mother of all his children. She was Emily M. Holstein, a Lincoln countian, whose married him in 1863 and died in 1888. Records of his discharge from the Union army after the civil war show that at that time he stood six feet and an inch, and that he weighed 210 pounds. In later years he lost some of that weight, but he was still a powerful man at the time-of his death. Sixty-two years ago Pauley purchased a farm in Lincoln County. Until a year and a half ago he lived upon it continuou3ly, working as hard as any of the men he employed, despite his advanced age. He traveled about the countryside astride his horse, able to ride as hard and as long as many a younger man. But, in his ninety-first year, he began to feel the, ravages of time, and his health his vigor, his strength, failed him fast. Within a few months he was really an old man, old in all things, but the vitality of former years had not quite deserted him entirely. He was finally forced into his bed, and physicians sent for members of his family, believing the end was near. They came, and in ten days he was again upon his feet. His battle was lost irretrievably, however, and he went to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wood, there to spend his last days. He spent a year and a half there before his deaths walking about "the place," waiting placidly upon the long-deferred death: visited frequently by the many "children of mine" who were his descendants, both young and old and who worshipped him. Then he died, more than a week ago, and he let loose of life only after a struggle, for he had lived hard and the unspent forces within him rebelled at extermination, despite the fact that he viewed death without fear or regret.

Submitted by Ellen Pauley at [email protected]


Newspaper obits from East Liverpool Review, Ohio and Charleston Daily Charleston Daily: Dec. 29, 1922 Albert Peck: Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3:30 at the Owen and Barth Chapel for Charles Albert Peck who died Dec. 25 at his home at East Liverpool, OH. from a complication of diseases. He is survived by his wife and four children, his mother, Mrs. Hall, of Fayette St. and the following brothers and sisters of this city: Mrs. George (Belle) Pritt, Mrs. Sherman (Georgia) Bonham, Mrs. Earnest (Katherine) Rayhill, Mrs. William (Eunice) Butcher, Mrs. Wade (Bertha) Withrow, Arthur Peck, Peter Peck, and Mrs. Gertrude Mullins, of Ward, and Silas Peck of Ashland, KY.

Submitted by: Becky Peck Sharp at [email protected]


From the East Liverpool Review Dec. 26, 1922 Charles A. Peck: age 45, died at 10:15 last evening at his home in Dewey Ave., East End. He is survived by his wife, four children: Helen, Clara, Charles and Howard, and his mother, Mrs. Rachel Hall, of Charleston, WV. Funeral services will be conducted at the late residence at 7 o'clock tonight. Rev. J. O. Campbell, pastor of the Second United Presbyterian church, will officiate. The body will be taken to Charleston tomorrow morning where burial will be made. (He is interred in Spring Hill Cem., Charleston, WV)

Submitted by: Becky Peck Sharp at [email protected]

PERRY, Pvt. Bartholmew Jr

Pvt. Bartholmew Perry Jr. Born Aug 2 1921. Pvt. Perry was killed July 12, 1944, in France while serving with Co, L 121st Infantry. Belle-Witcher-Diamond Post VFW will conduct Military rites. Services from Hugheston Community Church, Clergyman Officiating Rev. Ralph Parsons Final resting place Hughes Creek Cemetery. Funeral directed by Fidler & Frame.

Submitted by: Richard Perry at [email protected]


1812 WAR WIDOW DIES NEAR DAWES AT AGE OF 111 YEARS Funeral Services for Woman Who Had Lived Through Terms of Office of 26 Presidents Will Be Held Today at Cabin Creek Residence Mrs. Eliza N. Asbury Pettry, (d. September, 8, 1931), 111 years old, whose husband fought in the War of 1812, died yesterday morning at her home near Dawes, on Cabin Creek. Early this year government records showed that only ten widows of soldiers and sailors who defeated Great Britain in 1812 were receiving pensions. Mrs Pettry was one of that diminishing number. Eleven children, 74 grandchildren, 98 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren survive her. Practically all of Mrs. Pettry's life has been spent in the Kanawha valley. Her maiden name was Asbury. The Christian names of her parents, perhaps, had long been forgotten by all but herself and a close circle of relatives. She was married to Peter Pettry when a young girl. Peter was much older than herself. He died many years ago. Mrs. Pettry was strong and active until a few weeks before her death. Her eyesight was better than that of the average middle-aged person, friends said. The aged women's span of life extended through four major wars and the Indian conflicts of the old west. She heard news directly from the bloody fields of the Mexican, Civil, Spanish-American and World wars. In the earlier part of her life, the pioneers were always in conflict with the savages who roamed the western plains. The United States was but 44 years old when Eliza Asbury was born. It was in the stormy days of the Monroe doctrine. James Monroe was president, the fifth since Washington. Washington, himself, had been dead only 20 years. She had outlived 24 presidents who had served during her life-time, and had voted in the elections in which the two who survive her were chosen. The chief executives under whose terms of office she had lived were Monroe, Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchannan, Lincoln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison, McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge and Hoover. Funeral services will be held at two o'clock this afternoon at the residence. Burial will be in the Asbury cemetery. The Rev. R. L. Maness will officiate.

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Nancy Louise Perry, 81, of Charleston died March 12, 2000, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness. She was a former employee of The Diamond department store and a member of the Better Business Bureau and West Side United Methodist Church. Surviving: sons, Oscar of Waldorf, Md., Allen W. of Clemmons, N.C.; daughter, Joyce Perry; sister, Betty Jo Koontz of Charleston; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Home, Charleston, with the Rev. David Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston. Friends may call from 6 to 8 pm . today at the funeral home. (Nancy was the daughter of Oscar Rollins and Bessie McCOY)

Submitted by: MDE [email protected]

PHILLIPS, Caleb, Monroe and Kanawha Counties, WV

Funeral services of CALEB PHILLIPS, who died Friday morning, were held at the Christian Church 3 o'clock, Sunday afternoon. Rev. Gardner Miller, officiating, with interment in the Edison, Furnas County, Nebraska Cemetery. CALEB PHILLIPS, was born October 12, 1840 in Monroe County, West Virginia. He grew to manhood in near Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia. He enlisted in the 7th Virginia Cavalry, Co. A., in 1861 and was in active duty service during the war, serving in all. four years and twenty days. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Brown in Kanawha County, West Virginia, September 10, 1867. To this union were born seven children, one daughter dying in infancy. CALEB PHILLIPS and wife remained there two years. They then moved to Cass County, Nebraska, in the fall of 1869, remaining there five years. They then moved to Furnas County, and he spent the remainder of his life here. He departed this life February 8, 1923 at the age of 82 years, 3 months, and 27 days. He leaves to mourn his loss, his widow, Mrs. Sarah Phillips of this place, four sons, Ben Phillips of Arapahoe, Ed Phillips of Rockwell, Iowa, Lib Phillips of Hastings, Ne.and Gilbert Phillips of Edison. Two daughters, Mrs. L. Mae Samples and Mrs. Grace Fisher both of Edison, also twenty grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends.

Submitted by: Diane L. Woodard, [email protected] Gg-granddaughter of CALEB PHILLIPS


Elyria - Raymond W. Prather, 87, of Elyria, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born in St. Albans, W.Va., and had been a resident of Elyria for many years. He retired in 1978 form Brown-Fintube, Elyria, where he worked in the shipping department and was a tow motor operator for over 25 years. Prather and his wife owned and operated a leather goods booth at Jamies Flea Market, South Amherst, for 22 years. He loved hunting, and donating to the Salvation Army. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Maggie (nee Lawson); daughter, Phyllis Jones of Elyria; and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hallie, in 1961; and stepson, Bobby Cantley, in 1992. Friends may call Thursday 6 to 9 p.m. at Busch-Curtis-Scheuffler Family Chapel, 114 Second St., Elyria, where services will be Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Jay Hawes, pastor of Elyria Community Church of the Nazarene, will officiate. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Carlisle Township.

Submitted by Jane (Spurlock) Hoholski, not related to him. [email protected] Lorain, OH


Witcher, WV - Terry Lee Priddy, 49, of Witcher, formerly of Elkhart, IN, died on Monday, April 28, 1997, after a sudden illness. He was born on January 5, 1948 in Belle, WV. He is survived by his wife, Leatha Priddy of Belle; 2 daughters, Tonette L. of Elkhart and Robin E., of Goshen, IN; a son, Chad E. of Elkhart, 3 grandchildren; his mother, Mary K. Priddy of Elkhart, maternal grandmother, Ethel Short, of Belle, and a sister, Peggy Harkleff (should be Harkless) of Elkhart. The family will receive friends after 7pm today (Wednesday) at Fidler & Frame Funeral Home in Belle, where the services will be at 2pm Thursday. The Rev. Ralph Short will officiate. A military graveside service, led by veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8366, will be at Witcher Memorial Gardens. Mr. Priddy was a retired coal miner and had worked for Valley Camp Coal Company. He was a US military veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Belle.

Submitted by: Patty Carey at [email protected]


Charleston, WV - Mrs. Roxie Lena (Elkins) Priddy, 73, Route 1, Belle, WV, died Monday (August 1, 1966) in McMillan Hospital. She was a native of Boone County, member of Beulah Baptist Church, Route 1, Belle. Surviving: husband, Albert C.; sons: Herman E. and James Arthur L., both of Belle, Albert C. Jr., of Elkhart, IN; daughters: Mrs. Vinnie Boyd of Cannelton, WV, Mrs. Reba Pernell and Mrs. Freda Gay Knight, both of Belle; brothers: French Elkins of Hernshaw, WV, Rector of Marietta, OH; and one sister: Mrs. Oma Townsend of Madison, WV. Services provided by Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Submitted by: Patty Carey at [email protected]

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