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Subject: Calhoun obituaries 11 January 2001
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 20:18:49 -0500


Ethel Collins Brown, 81, of Springfield, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000
Theresa M. Busch, 84, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000
Rev. Manley O. Collins, 91, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000
Bobby G. Jones, 63, of Tanner Road, Glenville, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001
Harold A. Starcher, 74, of Port Washington, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000

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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 January 2001

ETHEL BROWN
Ethel Collins Brown, 81, of Springfield, Ohio, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at her
residence.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late Harley B. and Ruth Stump
Collins. She was a 1942 graduate of Calhoun County High School and was a member of
Calvary Baptist Church, Springfield.

Surviving are one son, Dean Brown of Lima, Ohio; three sisters, Eva Knotts of
Springfield, Zella Leitch of Hinckley, Ohio, and Hazel Knotts of Stumptown; six
grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sanford R. Brown, in 1998; one son, Gary
Brown; one daughter, Sara Brown; two sisters, Olive Sanger and Atha Sayre; and one
brother, Elbert Collins.

Services were held in Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Parr officiating. Burial
was in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield.

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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 January 2001

THERESA BUSCH
Theresa M. Busch, 84, of Parkersburg, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at her residence.

She was born in Ritchie County, the daughter of the late James and Icie Varner
Lynch.
For more than 11 years, she owned and operated Busch Grocery Store and Service
Station, Big Bend. She retired in 1978 as secretary of Max Busch, Inc., a
Parkersburg excavation company and crane service, which she and her husband operated
since 1950. She was a member of Fairlawn Baptist Church and former member of First
Baptist Church, Okeechobee, Fla.

Surviving are two sons, Glenn Busch of Lubeck and Donald Busch of Parkersburg; one
daughter, Katie Slider of Parkersburg; two brothers, Bernard Lynch of Vienna and
James Lynch, Jr., of Mt. Zion; one aunt, Clara Price of Naples, Fla.; four
grandchildren; one step-grandson; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Max Busch, in 1996; two brothers, Hobert
Lynch and an infant brother; and two sisters, Mary Lou Lynch and Justice Cottrell.

Services were held at Vaughan Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Donald R.
Yeager and Pastor Michael K. Lamb officiating. Entombment was in Chapel of Peach
Mausoleum, Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 January 2001

REV. MANLEY COLLINS
Rev. Manley O. Collins, 91, of Big Springs, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at St. Joseph
Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born at Freed, the son of the late Manley Sanford and Leora Caroline Morris
Collins. He was a 1956 graduate of Fairmont State College with a bachelor of arts
degree in sociology. He was a retired minister of 46 years with W.Va. United
Methodist Conference. He began his ministry in 1938 with United Brethern Church
until it merged with the Evangelical Church in 1946, which later merged with the
Methodist Church. He served at Tanner, Alton, Wilbur, Rivesville, Bridgeport, Terra
Alta, Pennsboro, Grantsville, and West Milford. Following retirement in 1975, he
served the Tanner Charge and later the Pullman Charge. He was a member of Hoy Chapel
United Methodist Church, Freed.

Surviving are three sons, Manley O. Collins, Jr., of Parkersburg, Gerald W. Collins
of Warren, Ohio, and David L. Collins of Christiansburg, Va.; two daughters, Darlene
C. Scott of Palm Coast, Fla., and Willa C. Hoskinson of Kitty Hawk, N.C.; 15
grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two step-
grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Wanoka Jane Collins; one daughter,
Deloris A. Cain; two brothers, Cline Collins and Carl Collins; three sisters, Osa
Richards, Dosha Freed and Roxie Dawson; three half-brothers, Ora Collins, Oman
Collins and Charles Collins; one half-sister, Oda Cornell; and two great-great-
grandchildren.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Roger Waybright, a
protégé of Rev. Collins during his ministry, officiating. Burial was in Collins
Family Cemetery, Coal Fork of Leading Creek.

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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 January 2001

BOBBY JONES
Bobby G. Jones, 63, of Tanner Road, Glenville, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at his
home.

He was born in Webster County, the son of Thelma Adams Jones of Sand Fork and the
late Virgil Jones, Sr. He was a heavy equipment operator and a self-employed
timberman.

Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Nina Starcher Jones, and two
sisters, Manoka Turner of Sand Fork and Rita Hardman of Marietta, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Jones, Jr., and one sister, Retha
Fishel.

There were no services or visitation. Private burial was in Collins Community
Cemetery, Stumptown.

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"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 January 2001

HAROLD STARCHER
Harold A. Starcher, 74, of Port Washington, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, in
Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge, Ohio.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Isaac and Bessie Gibson Starcher.

Surviving are five brothers, Ronald and Jim Starcher, both of Port Washington, Tommy
Starcher of Stow, Ohio, Bob Starcher of Lakemore, Ohio, and Arnold Starcher of
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; and two sisters, Garnet Porter of Cuyahoga Falls and Margaret
Badgett of Lakemore.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Isaac Starcher, Jr., and Roy Starcher, and
one sister, Mildgene.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Mt. Olive
Cemetery, Hur.


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