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Obituaries

KENNETH STALNAKER

Kenneth Robert Stalnaker, 69, of Flushing, Ohio, died Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Valley Hospice Liza’s Place Care Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. He was born August 3, 1948 at East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry, Ohio, son of the late Ray and Martha Elizabeth Stalnaker. Kenneth ...

JOHN DICKERSON

John (Larry) Dickerson, 73, of Cadiz, died Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Valley Hospice Care Center, North in Steubenville, Ohio. He was born May 29, 1944 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late John (Jack) and Marjorie Irene Dunlap Dickerson. Larry attended New Athens School. He was a ...

TED HUNTSMAN

Ted L. Huntsman, 75, of Barnesville, OH, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. He was surrounded by his family in a room full of love. He was born in Barnesville, OH on April 13, 1943 to the late Glenn and Rose Huntsman. He was ...

LEWIS SHEPPARD

Lewis Eugene “Shep” Sheppard, 78, of St. Clairsville died Friday April 20, 2018. He was a 1958 graduate of Barnesville H.S. and a retired lineman for South Central Power Co. He was born Sept. 17, 1939 in Sewellsville, Ohio, son of the late Lewis and Virginia Sheppard. Shep loved ...

JOANNE BELL

Joanne R. Bell, 82, of Bridgeport, OH died April 18, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

MARTHA SELLS

Martha Sells, 76, of Barnesville died Wednesday. Visitation, 1 p.m. Sunday until 4 p.m. service, Campbell-Plumly-Milburn Funeral Home, Barnesville.

JOANNE BELL

Joanne R. Bell, 82, of Bridgeport, OH died April 18, 2018 at Forrest Hills Retirement Community. She was born September 4, 1935, in Bellaire, OH, a daughter of the late Edward and Anna Marie (Upperman) Boyle. She was a retired caregiver and a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in ...

MELVIN LOVELL

There is honor in a life well lived, there is hope in knowing that love goes on forever, real love stories never have endings. Melvin Joseph Lovell, 84, of Martins Ferry, OH passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family Monday, April 16, 2018. He was born April 7, 1934 in Tiltonsville, ...

DEBORAH MILLS

Deborah Poland Mills, 61, of Cadiz, died Tuesday. Friends may call Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, services Monday at 1 p.m.

LOIS McDOWELL

Lois Talbott McDowell, 85, of National Road, Belmont, Ohio, entered into the peace and joy of her Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Emerald Pointe Nursing & Rehab, Barnesville, Ohio. She was born in Tariff, West Virginia on February 26, 1933, the daughter of the late ...

CLAUDE SHEPARD

Claude L. “Buzzy” Shepard, 72, of New Cumberland, WV, died Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Circle of Care Salem, Ohio. He was born in New Cumberland, Hancock Co; W.Va. on October 20, 1945 the son of the late Dorothy (Glover) Shepard and Richard N. Shepard. He is also preceded by a ...

ANDREW MESSENGER

Andrew S. Messenger, 101, of Quaker City passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at The Walton Retirement Home. Andy was born in Monroe County, Ohio on March 15, 1917 to the late Sherman and Bertha (Ensley) Messenger. Andy worked for the Operator Engineers and was retired from Corvat ...

TROY DeLONG

Troy Matthew DeLong, 46, of Shadyside, OH, died April 13, 2018. Troy was born May 4, 1971, in Bellaire, OH, a son of Michael A, DeLong and the late Darlene Fay Duvall DeLong. He was a former employee of the Mayflower Vehicle Systems, and a member of the Lincoln Avenue United Methodist ...

JAMES WAGNER

James R. Wagner, 71, of Bridgeport died Sunday, April 15, 2018. Private service and interment. Wilson Funeral Home assisting the family.

LEONARD VAN DYNE

Leonard Alexander Van Dyne, 86, of Alledonia, Ohio, died Sunday, April 15, 2018, at his home. He was born September 17, 1931 in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Leonard Eugene Van Dyne and Mildred Heath Van Dyne. Leonard was a 1949 graduate of Linsly High School, a chemical engineer, ...

J. MICHAEL PADGETT

Jonathon Michael “Mike” Padgett, 35, of Cambridge, Ohio died April 16, 2018 at his home. He was born in Wheeling, West Virginia November 12, 1982, son of Eileen O’Brien Padgett and the late Robert Paul Padgett. He was a graduate of Wheeling Park High School in 2001 and was a Wheeling ...

ROBERT GARY CLARK

Robert Gary Clark, 71, of St. Clairsville, OH died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in East Ohio Regional Hospital, Martins Ferry. He was born March 31, 1947 in Bellaire, Ohio son of the late Jack R. Clark and Darlene N. Long Clark. Gary was a retired postmaster from the Martins Ferry Post Office. ...

MARTHA UNDERWOOD

Martha Ann Underwood, 82, of Jacobsburg, Ohio died Monday, April 16, 2018 at Wheeling Hospital. She was born April 24, 1935 in Jacobsburg, a daughter of the late John Helsley and Vera Hicks Helsley. Martha was a Methodist and a UMWA Auxiliary member. In addition to her parents, she was ...

ELEANOR BASSFORD

Eleanor E. Bassford, 89, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, formerly of Rayland, died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Mt. Carmel East. Preceded in death by parents, Wilbur and Mae Pastors, and husband, Albert Bassford. Retired from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. At her request no services will be ...

EARL ROGERS

Earl Rogers, 79, of Bridgeport died April 16, 2018. Private interment. Wilson Funeral Home assisting the family.