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Andrew A. Adams

Andrew A. Adams, 75, of Middlebourne departed this life
Wednesday February 13, 2008 in Wheeling Hospital. He was born in Tyler County April 12, 1932 a son of the late Lloyd W. and Hazel Moffitt Adams. Andy was a retired employee of Ormet Corp., Hannibal, OH, a United States Air Force Veteran and a Protestant.  He is survived by four daughters; Andrea Fletcher and her husband Barry, Buckhannon, WV, Anita Wells and Alicia Adams both of Greenwood, WV and Anglia Fiber and her husband Terry, Middlebourne. Two brothers; William Adams and his wife Wilma, Tarpon Springs, FL and Larry Adams and his wife Amy, Middlebourne. A sister Janice Licht, Middlebourne. Nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm Friday where services will be held 11:00 am Saturday with Pastor Louise Baker officiating. Interment Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Middlebourne.


Hugh T. Adams

Hugh T. Adams, aged 60, prominent and life long resident of
Tyler County, died Wednesday, July 22, 1942 at his home in Wick. He had been in failing health for several years and seriously ill for the past several weeks. He was the son of the late Joseph and Sarah Adams and was a retired employee of the Hope Natural Gas company for which he had worked for the past 33 years. He was united in marriage July 21st, 1904 to Miss Nellie Johnson, of Arvilla. He is survived by his wife, a daughter Mrs. F.T. Campbell, of Parkersburg; two sons, Harold I. Adams of Morgantown, and D.E. Adams, of Wheeling. Also four brothers, one sister and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the residence in Wick with the Rev. Carl B. Johnson, of Parkersburg officiating. Burial will be made in the Greenwood Cemetery at Sistersville.


Mrs. Nellie Johnson Adams

Mrs. Nellie Johnson Adams died Friday evening in the Greenlawn Convalescent Home following a long illness. She was born in Tyler County Oct.19 1886. A daughter of the late William and Mary Easley Johnson. She lived in the
Parkersburg area most of her life and was a member of St. Andrews Methodist Church. Her husband Hugh T. Adams died in 1942.Surviving are one daughter F. T. Campbell, Parkersburg; Two sons Harold I. Adams, Morgantown; Don E. Adams, Wheeling; two sisters Mrs. Sant Wells, Lawrenceville, Ill. and Mrs. R. G. Cummings, Waynesburg, Pa. One brother T. O. Johnson of Sistersville, five grand children and two great grand children. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 am at the Ogdin Funeral Home. The Reverend S. A. Harford will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Sistersville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 today.

Orie G. Adams

Adams, Orie G., 73, of Friendly, died
Friday, June 27, 1980, at home. He was a member of the Point Lookout United Methodist Church and a retired employee of the Colin Anderson Center, St. Mary’s and the Weirton Steel Division. He was preceded in death by a son, Gerald in 1973. Surviving are his wife, Fanny G. Mott Adams; three daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Marilyn) Brown of Eaton, OH, Mrs. Eula (Fern) Carse of Friendly, Mrs. Clyde (Lola) Brammer of Vienna, WV; two sons, Orie Jr. and Joe, both of Weirton; two brothers, Dale of Follansbee and Gordon of East Liverpool; nine sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Nicholson of Marietta, OH, Mrs. Olive Barlow of Moundsville, Mrs. Dorothy Nolan, Miss Ida Adams, and Mrs. Grace Smith all of St. Mary’s, WV, and Mrs. Velma Haymond of Harriman, TN; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Interment in Adams Cemetery on Point Lookout Ridge. 

Orville Lee Akers

Orville Lee Akers, 89, of Sistersville departed this life Saturday March 8, 2008 in Sistersville Center. He was born January 27, 1919 in Owings, WV a son of the late Charles and Maude O'Dell Akers. Orville was a retired Trainmaster for Newburg and South Shore Railroad based in Cleveland, OH. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons. He was a protestant. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Evelyn Kile Akers. A daughter Nancy Hezoucky. Two sons; Roger and Steve Akers. Two brothers Eugene and Donald Akers. Eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers; Edgar, Lewis, Charles, Joseph and Jack. Friends will be received at the Furbee Funeral Home, Middlebourne 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm Tuesday. Funeral service will be held at the Victory United Methodist Church, Alma 2:00 pm Wednesday with Reverend Donald Thomas officiating. Interment in Victory Cemetery, Alma.

Dorothy Allen

Dorothy V. Williamson Allen, 86, of New Matamoras,
Ohio died Dec 9, 2008 at home.  She was born Aug 27, 1922 in Sistersville, a daughter of the late Lando and Catherine M. Dran Williamson.  Dorothy was a homemaker and a member of the New Matamoras Nazarene Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn F. Allen in 2004; a son, Donald P. Allen in 2004, and brothers Melvin Williamson and Bill Williamson.  She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Dawn Allen of Bridgeport, Ohio; a grandson, Donald P. Allen Jr.; a granddaughter, Terry Lynn Allen; a great-grandson, Lawrence Preston Allen; a sister, Madyline Maxwell; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.   Friends called on the family at Myers Funeral Home in Sistersville on Thursday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m.  Services were held at New Matamoras Nazarene Church on Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Hyde and the Rev. Charlie Flyoyd officiating.  Burial in New Matamoras Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Matamoras Nazarene Church of the Nazarene. 


Georgia G. Allman

Allman, Georgia G., 72, of
Shiloh, died November 7, 1964 at Indianapolis, IN. She was born August 31, 1892 in Tyler County, a daughter of Joseph and Nancy Wilson Smith and was preceded in death by her husband, Charles. Surviving are one son, John of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Creed Ferrall of Akron, OH; three brothers, Carter of East Liverpool, Dewey of Shiloh, and Harry of Middlebourne; and two grandchildren. Burial in Akron, Ohio.  

Mary Eileen Ankrom Anderson

Anderson, Mary Eileen Ankrom, 77, of Doolin Route, New Martinsville, formerly of Sistersville, died Sunday, November ??, 1987, in Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Glen Dale. She was a member of the
Sistersville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph in 1969. Surviving are a son, John of Albany, CA; two grandsons, Eric of Reno, NV and Shea of Santa Cruz, CA; a granddaughter, Brett of Reno. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville.

Harold Mayfield Ankrom

Harold Mayfield Ankrom, 46, of Sistersville, died suddenly May 1962 at
5:30 p.m. Saturday at his home, 119 Thistle Avenue. Born Jan. 18, 1916 he was a son of the late James and Virgie Mayfield Ankrom. He was a World War II veteran, a member of the Sistersville Methodist Church, Elks Lodge 333, and American Legion Post 67. He was employed as welders for the Ormet Corp. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Johnson Ankrom; a son, Harold Eugene, at home; a sister, Mrs. Mary Anderson of Shiloh, WV. Friends were received at the Campbell-Frame Funeral Home, Sistersville, where services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Leonard Reckart of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Elks Lodge 333 conducted special services at 7:15 p.m. Monday.

Levi Ankrom

Levi Ankrom, one of the oldest citizens in
Tyler County, died at his home in Middlebourne on the 4th of July in his 92nd year. His exact age was 92 years, 4 months and 4 days. His death was due to old age. Mr. Ankrom was born at Waynesburg, Pa in 1816 and with his parents moved to Middlbourne. He was a resident of Middlebourne for 80 years and was practically known to every citizen of that county. He was the father of 11 children of which three survive, T.S. Ankrom of Logan, Kansas; Mrs. James P. Mason of Middlebourne and William Ankrom of this city. The funeral services were held Sunday evening and were largely attended. Interment was made in the Middlebourne cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. William Ankrom and children of this city attended the services. 1908

Missouri Belle Ankrom

Missouri Belle Ankrom died, at her home at
Alma, Monday afternoon, March 13, 1922, death came to Mrs. Rymer Ankrom after a few days illness from heart failure. Mrs. Missouri Belle Ankrom was born at Wick, Tyler County, WV, May 18, 1864, a daughter of the late Jessie and Elizabeth Morris Ankrom. She was married to M.R. Ankrom on October 22, 1882 and to this union were six children, five of whom survive her. They are Guy at home; Mrs. Hattie Raiguel of Sistersville; Mrs. Jessie Jemison of this place; Miss Zelma a teacher in the Wierton schools; Miss Ila a student in Marshall College, Huntington and Ella deceased. She is also survived by her husband and aged mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Kearns of Alma. Mrs. Ankrom was a granddaughter of two pioneer families of Tyler County. The Ankrom families being among the early settlers and her grandfather James T. Morris being one of the very prominent settlers of this section. At the age of 16 years she united with the Baptist church of which she has remained a faithful member. She was a devoted mother and a woman of much influence in the community where she lived. Impressive funeral services were held at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, near her home, Wednesday by her former pastor, Rev. A. Dye and the interment was in Beechwood Cemetery, Alma.

Guy Ankrom

Ankrom, Guy, 85,
Alma, WV Died Tuesday {APRIL 22, 1969}in ST. Joseph's Hospital at Parkersburg. He was born at Center Point, WV, Aug. 13, 1883, Son of the late M.R. and Missouri B. Ankrom. Surviving are two sisiters, Mrs. Todd (Jessie) Keith of Harrisville, WV; Mrs. Blake (Ila) Ayer of Buchannon; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters. Friends will be recieved at the Furbee Funeral Home in Alma after 2 P.M. Today where services will be held at 2 P.M. tomorrow with the Rev. Richard Smearman Officiating. Interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Alma.

Helen B. Ankrom

Helen B. Ankrom, 82, of RD 1, Middlebourne, died
Monday, Jan. 12, 1998 at home. She was a member of Lazear's Chapel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband William e. Ankrom in 1982.; her parents Albert and Rosa Hawkins Harter; three brothers, four sisters. Surviving are five sons, Oliver Thomas of Sistersville, Frank, Brady, John and Roger all of Middlebourne; three daughters, Mary Foor of Magnolia, Ohio; Nellie Wilson and Betty Haught both of Middlebourne; a brother, Louis Harter of Canton; three sisters, Geneva Posten of Akron, Dora Conner of Mineral Wells, WV and Garnett Conklin of Sistersville; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. Friends received 7-9 p.m. today at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Lazear's Chapel Cemetery, near Middlebourne.

Martin Rymer Ankrom

Martin Rymer Ankrom, retired farmer who would have been 81 years old April 6, died
Friday, March 20, 1942 at his home at Centerville, Tyler County, after a three months illness. Funeral services were held at the Centerville Baptist Church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and burial was made in the Beechwood cemetery. Mr. Ankrom was born at Blue, April 6, 1861, the son of the late Jonathan and Michel Thomas Ankrom. His wife, Mrs. Missouri Ankrom is deceased. There survive the following children: Guy Ankrom at home; Mrs. G.C. Clark of Richmond, Ind.; Mrs. Todd W. Keith of Harrisville; Mrs. Virgil Duff of Weirton; and Mrs. Blake Ayer of New York. Mrs. Flora Roberts of Iuka is a sister, and Boody Ankrom of Cabin Creek a brother. He had served as a member on the Tyler county court and was president of the Board of Education when the Tyler County High School building was erected.

Mrs. Michal C. Ankrom

Mrs. Michal C. Ankrom, wife of Jonathan Ankrom, departed this life June 25th. Her death though much expected for some time, was a great shock to friends and relatives. Her death was due to organic heart trouble, and although the physicians, Messrs. E.B. Conaway and M.L. Fittro, of
Alma, did all that medical aid could, and had repeatedly told the members of the family that death might be expected any time; they could only build on hopes of her recovery, but she might revive and be spared them. But the end was drawing near and on the morning of the 24th of June she began to show signs of sinking rapidly and by noon the friends were summoned to her bedside to witness her last hours. She gradually sank until midnight, 12:05, when the end came. Mrs. Michal C. Ankrom was born in this county; was 66 years of age, born August 5, 1835. She was of noble family, daughter of Jacob and Sarah Thomas, both formerly of this county. Her father, Jacob Thomas living to see his 91st year and mother, Sarah Thomas, her 81st year. She leaves one sister, husband, four sons and three daughters to mourn their loss. She was married to Johnathan Ankrom July 10th, 1855. Since then were born to them Solomon Ankrom of St. Marys; M.R. Ankrom of Alma; Susan Ferrell of Lone Tree; Lib Walters of Blue; Flora Roberts of Iuka; Lemar Ankrom, and Boody Ankrom. Surviving her only is one sister, Susan W. Doak of Vancamp, WV. The life of the deceased was an exemplary one in many particulars. She was a member of the M.E. church, as well as coming of a strictly religious family. Her father before was a devout member of the church, joining while only a youth of 14, and perhaps her greatest traits of character was her promptness and strict honesty, integrity and uprightness, through this manner of life. The deceased had acquired a great host of friends. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Adams, pastor of the M.E. church of Alma. Interment at the Baptist church cemetery at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 26th.{Now is Beechwood Cemetery}

Freda D. Archer

Archer, Freda D., 75, of
304 Catherine St., Sistersville, died Wednesday, January 20, 1982, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg. She was employed by the Colin Anderson Center, St. Marys, and was a member of Sistersville United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, in 1953. Surviving are a son, Larry of Southbury, CT; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Florence) DeGangi and Mrs. Chester (Donna) Williamson, both of Sistersville; nine grandchildren; two great-grandsons. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville.


Daisy E. Ash
April 25, 1913 - Jan. 20, 2009

Daisy E. Ash 95, of Alma, Centerville Community departed this life, Jan.20, 2009 at her home. She was born April 25, 1913 a daughter of the late Thomas Morris and Bessie Lee Jones Seckman. Daisy was a member of Valley Grange #519 Alma VFD Auxiliary all in Alma Council of Senior Tyler Countians and Tyler County Heritage and Historical Society both in Middlebourne. She was a member of Ripley Chapel United Methodist Church Alma. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Fred Ash July 10, 1988. Five brothers ; Harry Seckman, Don Seckman, Ed Seckman, Buss Seckman, Charles Seckman Three sisters: Ruth Riggs, Mary Reed and Virginia Seckman. Daisy is survived by two daughters; Eleanor Williamson of Finleyville Pa. and Hattie Adams of Follansbee, WVa. A sister: Mabel Crawmer of Zanesville Ohio. Two grandchildren: A. Fred Williamson State College Pa. and Connie Williamson of West Miffland Pa. Six great grandchildren. Friends were received at Furbee Funeral Home Route18, Tyler Jan.22 from 6-8p.m. and Jan.23 from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. where services were held Jan. 24. at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Donald Thomas  Officiating Interment in Spring Hill Cemetery, Josephs Mills. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Journey Hospice, 314 S Wells St. Sistersville W.Va. 26175.


Frederick E. “Jack” Ash

Frederick E. “Jack” Ash, 82 of
Alma departed this life Monday November 3, 2008 in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg. He was born in Ohio July 1, 1926 the son of the late Frederick R. And Mary Yoho Ash Hersman.  Jack was a barber in Middlebourne for several years and later moved to Florida to take care of his mother where he continued barbering an additional twenty years. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and a protestant.  In addition to his parents Jack was preceded in death by family member Christopher Nichols. Jack is survived by his companion Barbara Moffett Nichols of Alma. His extended family; Darla Dennis and her husband Don of Sardis, OH, Carla Thomas and her husband Danny, of Alma. Grandchildren Krista Dennis of New Martinsville, Jodee Thomas of Sistersville and Melanie Thomas of Alma. A great granddaughter Alissa Martin of Sistersville.  Friends will be received at Furbee Funeral Home, Route 18, Tyler, 2 -4 and 7 - 9 pm Wednesday where services will be held 1:00 pm Thursday with Reverend Donald Thomas officiating, cremation to follow.

Thelma R. (Sheets) Ash 

Thelma R. Sheets Ash, 68, of Sistersville, W.Va. died November 28, 2008, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. She was born June 7, 1940 in Preston County, W.Va., the daughter of the late Howard Sheets and Rose Shreves Sheets. She was a homemaker; a member of the Elks Lodge No. 333, Sistersville; and the Lilac Twig.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil D. Ash, Sr. in 1986; and brothers, Arthur Sheets and Parry Sheets. Surviving are four sons, Virgil Ash, Jr. of New Martinsville, W.Va., Vincent Ash of Sistersville, W.Va., Vance Ash of Sistersville, W.Va. and Von Ash of Sistersville, W.Va.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Andy Sheets of New York and Richard Sheets of Newburg, W.Va.; and sister, Mary Sanchez Sheets, of San Clemente, Calif. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 1, 2008 at the Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, W.Va. with James Willison officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Sistersville, W.Va. Friends may call from 7 - 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Alice Kerr Asher

Asher, Alice Kerr, 81, wife of Clem M. Asher of Concochranton RD 2, PA, former residents of Hillcrest, Wellsville, died suddenly
Tuesday, January 6, 1970. She was born September 19, 1888 at Titusville, PA, a daughter of the late George T. Kerr and Nancy Peterson Kerr. Besides her husband at home, she is survived by two sons, Keith of Concochranton, and Nial of Houston, TX; a daughter, Mrs. Warren (Glade) Ferguson of Massillon, OH; a sister, Mrs. Hazel McIntosh of Concochranton RD 2; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville.

Clem M.Asher

Asher, Clem M., 88, of Route 1, Middlebourne, died
Thursday, March 7, 1974 at his home on Gorrells Run. He was the son of James H. and Columbia Connelly Asher. He is survived by one son, Nial of Houston, TX, and one daughter, Mrs. Warren (Glayde) Ferguson, of Massillon, OH; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dora McCullough of Middlebourne; and one brother, Herbert of St. Augustine, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Kerr Asher and one son, Keith. For a number of years, he was a teacher in the Tyler County schools and in later years was manager of grocery stores in Ohio. Interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville.  

Isaac Freeman Asher

Asher, Isaac Freeman, 92, Rt. 1, Friendly, died
July 10, 1961, at the home of his son, Dewey. Born in Doddridge County, April 15, 1869, he was a son of the late William and Eliza Underwood Asher. He was a retired oil field worker. His wife Mary died in 1951. Survivors include one daughter, Miss Tensie Asher, Smithfield; two sons, Dewey, Friendly and Earl of Chester; seven grandchildren. Burial in the Underwood Cemetery, near Shirley.


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