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Obituaries : Mildred Elanore
Posted by Webmaster on 2007/10/27 0:31:22 (337 reads)


Mildred Elanore, aged 6 years, pretty and bright little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Wolfe, of Lick Fork; died Tuesday, December 24th, of the Flu. Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.

(Submitted by Pat Combs)
The Times Record, Spencer, West Virginia, Thursday, 2 January 1919, page 1:2

Obituaries : Louie Otmer Steinbeck
Posted by Webmaster on 2007/10/27 0:29:59 (387 reads)

Louie O. Steinbeck

Last rites for Louie Otmer Steinbeck, 74, Charleston , who died Friday at his home, were conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Vandale Funeral Home. Dr. Joseph Clare Hoffman of Charleston officiated. Burial was in the Spencer Cemetery.

He had been associated with the L. O. Steinbeck Lumber Company for 54 years. He had been ill for several months.

Son of the late Chris H. and Armenta Rule Steinbeck, he is survived by this widow, Mrs. Elsie Conley Steinbeck, and a daughter, Mrs. W. J. Britt, both of Charleston; a son, C. F. Steinbeck, Weston, one brother, P. G. Steinbeck, Parkersburg, and a half-sister, Mrs. Gordie Boyles of Spencer.

(Louie O. Steinbeck passed away September 1947.)
Roane County Reporter, Spencer, West Virginia, Thursday, September 18, 1947

Obituaries : Joseph F Carpenter
Posted by Webmaster on 2007/10/27 0:28:41 (409 reads)

J. F. Carpenter

Gone to his Reward

Again the beckoning hand of death has called from a long and useful life another one of the prominent and leading citizens of Roane county, in the person of Joseph F Carpenter, who was born April 22, 1861 and died January 29 1915 at his home at Peniel on Middle Reedy

He was united in marriage in 1884 to Miss Blandis Wolfe. To them were born 8 children, 3 having preceded him to the great beyond. The remaining children are Oren who is married and lives in Rochester, Penn., Roy also married and lives near Peniel. Morris, Erma and Gladys at home with Mother.

Mr. Carpenter was son of Joseph Carpenter and was one of a family of 12 children 3 having preceded him to the great beyond those surviving are John C, Ben and Lige of near Spencer, . Mrs. C. C. Cutright of Lick Fork, Mrs. Andy Bowyer of Spencer. Mrs. Jane Hopkins of Kentucky , Mrs Mose Reynolds of near Reedyville and Mrs. David Batton of Reedy.

Mr. Carpenter was a member of M.E. Church South funeral services were conducted Sunday by his pastor, Rev P..L..O'Dell and interment was made in the Peniel Cemetery.

(Submitted by James R. Carpenter)
Reedy News, Feb 5 1915

Obituaries : John W. Lewellen
Posted by Webmaster on 2007/10/27 0:27:06 (364 reads)

John W. Lewellen

Services for John W. Lewellen 80 of Portage Lakes who was found dead from a heart attack near Greenwald Hill S. Main St. will be held tomorrow at Prentice funeral home at 2 p.m. burial will be in Glendale Cemetery.

Mr. Lewellen lived in Summit County for 22 years leaves 4 daughters Mrs. Leona Hartman of Calif.; Mrs. Ruby Thomas of Tenn.; Mrs. Addie Springston of Akron.; Mrs. Helen Getz Portage Lakes Ohio. 3 sons Hubert and Brooks of Akron and Ralph of Sharon Center and a brother Tom of West Virginia

(Submitted James R. Carpenter)
Akron Beacon Journal, Nov. 1940

Obituaries : John M. Lester
Posted by Webmaster on 2007/10/27 0:25:27 (428 reads)

John M. Lester

John M. Lester died Jan. 17, 1919, at his home in Reedy, after a lingering illness of cancer of the stomach. Everything possible was done to prolong his life, but the fell destroyer had an unfailing grip on his system, and neither doctors, medicines or careful nursing could stay the unrelenting hand. Mr. Lester was born July 11, 1865 and at the time of his death was 53 years, six months and six days of age. April 2, 1885 he was married to Nannie L. Stalnaker and to this union four children were born all who survived Mrs. C. G. Cottle and Miss Elpha Lester of Reedy. Roy and Emmett both volunteers in the army and now in France.

Their mother Nannie L. Lester died Dec. 25, 1894 and on Nov. 23, 1895 Mr. Lester was married to Clara L. Tallman, daughter of S. H. and Rosa Tallman and one child was born to this union Aubrey Caldwell Lester who died Oct. 6, 1900. He was the son of James and Rebecca Lester. Four brothers and two sisters survive as follows: Wellington Lester of Pink Calhoun County, Wade Lester of Sherman Jackson County, Charley Lester of Akron, Ohio, and J. B. Lester of Reedy, Mrs. Mary Jane Knopp of Zanesville Ohio and Mrs. May Bryant of Parkersburg.

He was converted early in life under the ministry of Rev. Downtain and united with the M. E. Church South and remained a faithful member until death. For number of years, he was Superintendent of the M. E. South Sunday School at Reedy and was very efficient in the work . Mr. Lester practiced law for many years in which profession he was very successful. He was active in the political life of his community and held several offices the duties of which he discharged with marked ability being Justice of Peace and President of the Board of Education of Reedy District. He always took an active part in the school and literacy work and was at home as a presiding officer. Mr. Lester was also active in the business life of the community, having been for several years at the head of Cottle&Lester firm of furniture dealers and undertakers. He was also one of the chief organizers of The First National Bank of Reedy and was president of that institution since it's organization until the beginning of this year.

He was also engaged in farming pursuits and owned several farms, and had accumulated a comfortable competence. The funeral services which were very impressive were held at Reedy M. E. Church South Monday. Services being conducted by Rev. W. K. Doutt of Spencer a very close friend of the deceased. The burial was the McClung cemetery and the remains were in charge of Undertaker Cottle.

(Submitted by Charles E. Lester)
Published in The Reedy News, January 1919

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