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Subject: [WVWIRT] Wirt County Journal, January 12, 2000, Obituaries
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 07:43:47 -0400

Wirt County Journal
January 12, 2000

Blanche G. Bailey

Blanche Goodrich Bailey, 96, of Mount Zion, died Jan. 6, 2000, at Laurel
Nursing Rehab Center in Ivydale.

She was born in Braxton County, a daughter of the late Dudley and
Gerusha McCumbers Goodrich. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by three sons, Arden P. Bailey of Elizabeth, Arnett A.
Bailey of Warren, Ohio, and Arlan L. Bailey of Crowder, Okla.; five
daughters, Bernice E. Miller of Windham, Ohio, Pauline J. Nutter of
Elizabeth, Bessie Newell of Orma, Glennis Crites of Windham and Shirley
Jean Valentine of Elizabeth; one sister, Maysel Workman of Barberton,
Ohio; two brothers, Victor Goodrich of Normantown and Ross Goodrich of
Glenville; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery C. Bailey; one son,
Curtis C. Bailey; one daughter, Mildred Avis Hannah; five brothers; two
sisters; and three grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 10 at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with
Corley Miller officiating. Burial was in Bailey Cemetery at Fink.

Michael D. Boggs

Michael D. Boggs, 41, died Jan. 2, 2000, following a long illness.

He was born Jan. 7, 1958, in Akron, Ohio, where he lived. He worked most
of his life as an auto body repairman and refinisher. He was a nature
lover and an accomplished musician.

He is survived by his father, Charles E. Boggs; stepmother, Cora; one
brother and sister-in-law, Charles L. and Judy of Akron; three
stepbrothers, Lanny Meadows and wife Susie of Akron, Jerry Meadows of
Mt. Alto, Steve Meadows and wife June of Athens, Ohio; one stepsister,
Connie Patterson of Randolph, Ohio; and three nephews, Allen, Martin and
Jason Boggs.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosalene Arthur Boggs, in 1988.

Funeral services were Jan. 6 at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home in Akron
with the Rev. Raymond H. Parsons officiating. Burial was at Hillside
Memorial Park.

Darrell F. Conger

Darrell F. Conger, 64, of Parkersburg, died Jan. 4, 2000 at his

He was born in Wirt County and was a U.S. Army veteran.

He is survived by one nephew, Gerald Moore of Sistersville; and one
niece, Bonnye Moore Sholmire of Charlotte, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lillian Conger
Moore; and one infant sister.

There were no services.

Arrangements were handled by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south

Ona B. Davis

Miss Ona B. Davis, 85, of Elizabeth, died Jan. 7, 2000, at Camden-Clark
Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

She was born Feb. 27,1914, in Wirt County, a daughter of the late Emory
N. and Martha Coe Davis. She was a graduate of Huntington High School
and attended Marshall College and retired in 1976 from the West Virginia
Department of Health and Human Services with 42 years of service. She
was a member of the Elizabeth Beauchamp Chapter, Daughters of American
Pioneers and served on the board of directors of the Elizabeth Cemetery
Association. She was a former member of the Pythian Sisters and a former
volunteer for the American Red Cross. She was a longtime member of the
Elizabeth Baptist Church and enjoyed genealogy, reading and gardening.

She is survived by two sisters, Orcelia Vaught of Grove City, Ohio, and
Elva Evans of Belpre, Ohio; several nieces and nephews including Jane
Hogue and Mary Hogue, both of Charleston, whom she raised; and several
great-nieces and nephews including Jessie Hogue-Morgenstern and Jacob
Hogue-Morgenstem, both of Charleston.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Denver Davis; and two sisters,
Daisy Bailey and Elma Hogue.

Funeral services were Jan. 9 at the Elizabeth Baptist Church with the
Rev. Mark McCloy officiating. Burial followed in the Knights of Pythias
Cemetery, Elizabeth.

In lieu of other memorials, donations may be made to the
Beauchamp-Newman Museum or the Elizabeth Baptist Church, c/o Busch
Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43, Elizabeth, W.Va. 26143.

Addo R. Hill

Addo Rolston Hill, 69, of Belpre, died Jan. 8, 2000, at St. Joseph's

He was born in Little Hocking, Ohio, a son of the late Alfred W. and
Wilma D. Giddings Hill. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in
Germany and Austria, and retired from the Ohio National Guard after
serving for 21 years. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 5108 in
Marietta, a member of the Blennerhassett Unit of American Legion Post
495 in Belpre, a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Belpre,
was a former employee of Acme Fishing Tool of Parkersburg, and retired
as a truck driver for Consolidated Freight of Belpre, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Fay N. Holdren Hill; one
daughter, Marsha Fay Hill of the home; one sister, Mary Beth Kesterson
of Palestine; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Franklin and William Hill.

Services will be held today (Jan. 12) at Tatman Funeral Home, Belpre,
with the Rev. Wilbert Lowe officiating. Burial in Rockland Cemetery,
Belpre, with full military rites by VFW Post 5108.

Oval D. Lanham

Oval Delbert Lanham, 79., of Smithville, formerly of Munday, died Jan.
5, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital following an extended illness.

Services were held Jan. 8 at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was
in Belt Cemetery, Munday.

Georgia Milhoan

Georgia L. Brown Milhoan, 98, of Parkersburg, died Jan. 4, 2000, at
Sunbridge Care Center.

She was born in Wirt County, a daughter of the late William and Belle
Gillespie Brown. She was a member of the Beulah Hill Presbyterian Church
and volunteered in the Hope Shop.

She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Georgia E. Milhoan of
Parkersburg and Margie Milhoan of Belpre; two granddaughters, Terry Ann
Life and husband Rick and Beth Atkinson and husband Mike; three
grandsons, Alan Milhoan and wife Jennifer, David Milhoan, Mark Milhoan
and wife Linda; three great-grandsons, Danny Life and wife Tina, Brandon
Bumfield and Cory Milhoan; two great-granddaughters, Vickie Life and
Lindsay Milhoan; and one great-grandson, Aaron Life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Milhoan; two sons, John
A. and Patrick E. Milhoan; two brothers, Earl and Delbert Brown; and
three sisters, Mildred Richards, Genevieve Somerville and Gladys Brown.

Services were held Jan. 7 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, south
Parkersburg, with the Rev. William Thomas officiating. Burial was in
Sunset Memory Gardens.

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