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Logan County Obituaries

These obits were collected from microfilmed copies of the Logan Banner [newspaper]. The microfilm is located in the Harless Library, Southern WV Community and Technical College, Logan County. The Cultural Center in Charleston, WV also have these microfilm rolls.

JOHN A MCDONALD, 73, died 27 December 1941 . Survivors include his widow, Anna FRYE MCDONALD; one dau, Mrs Magdalene ADKINS of Peach Creek; a son, Samuel MCDONALD of athe United States Army; four sisters, Mrs J F WHTIMAN, Mrs W F WHITMAN, Mrs Louis HAINER, and Mrs Edward AVIS, all of Peach Creek; two bros, E A MCDONALD and Louis MCDONALD also of Peach Creek and ten grandchildren. Mr. MCDONALD was a lifelong resident of Crooked Creek . Final rites were conducted at the Crooked Creek Christian Church by Revs. J Green MCNEELY and Chester NUNN officiating. Burial was in the McDonald Cem on Crooked Creek. Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. MRS. MARGARET O. ELLIS, (Aunt Mag) 70, of Central City died Saturday, 19 October 1957 at her home. She was born 29 Sept 1887, a dau of the late French and Catherine BAILEY GODBY. Survivors include her husband, Levy ELLIS; two daus, Mrs. Hazel HUNT of Hazel, KY and Miss Mildred ELLIS at home; a son, Thurman ELLIS of Logan, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Monday, 21 Oct 1957 at 2 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Logan by the Rev. Robert E SALSER. Burial directed by Harris Funeral Home, followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill. JOHN C. DINGESS, 56, of Omaha, Neb., died Wednesday, 30 October 1957, at his home. A former resident of Logan County, he is survived by four brothers, Wiley DINGESS of Logan, S. F. DINGESS of Godby, A. R. DINGESS of Bloomington, Ind., and Linzy DINGESS of Circleville, OH, and a sister, Mrs. J. K. WILSON of Huntington. Funeral services were conducted at the Harris Funeral Home, Saturday, 2 November 1957 by the Rev L. D. Chambers. Burial followed in the Dingess Cemetery at Godby.
MRS BETTIE BRYAN died 28 December 1941 at her residence on Pine Street. Born 26 December 1872 , widow of the late D F Bryan, who died in 1923. Survivors include four daus., Mrs. J C HOLLEY, Miss Nellie BRYAN, both of Logan, Mrs Mollie MORRIS, of St Augustine, Florida, Mrs Ray GALIHAN of Fort Wayne, Indiana and two sons, Willis BRYAN of Logan and Paul C BRYAN of Washington, D. C.; one sister, Mrs Melissa LOWE of Logan and one bro., Joe BLAIR of Harts; four grandchildren, Jack BRYAN, Mattie Elizabeth HOLLEY , and Floyd HOLLEY , all of Logan and John D MORRIS with the United States Navy. Final rites were conducted at the Nighbert Memorial Church with the Revs. Glenn W STEWART and J Green MCNEELY officiating. Burial directed by Harris Funeral Home, was in the Oaklawn Cem at Barboursville WV. MRS. LENA HARLESS, 79, of Neibert died 7 May 1956 in a local hospital after a lingering illness. She was the daughter of the late Harrison & Sarah BLANKENSHIP TOLER and the widow of Isaac N. HARLESS. Survivors include five sons, Ray HARLESS of Logan, Edward Paul HARLESS of Lyburn, Luther & Dow HARLESS, both of Neibert, and Cecil HARLESS of Madison; two daus., Mrs. Troy VANCE of Lyburn and Mrs. A .D. HARLESS of Chapmanville; 39 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs Jack FORTNER of Verner and Mrs. Parris FORTNER of Gilbert, and a brother, the Rev. E. H. TOLER of Stollings. Mrs. HARLESS, who was born in Mingo County, was a member of the Neibert Baptist Church at Neibert. Funeral services were conducted 10 May 1956 at the Neibert Baptist Church at Neibert by the Rev. L. D. CHAMBERS. Burial, directed by Harris Funeral Home, followed in the Mullins Cemetery at Lyburn. The body was taken to the home of a son, Luther HARLESS, with whom she made her home, one hour prior to services. MELVIN FLOYD WHITE, 74, of Long Fork of Mill Creek died 6 May 1956 at his home after a long illness. White was a retired evangelist for the Church of Christ. Surviving White are his wife, Mrs Lena Mae WHITE; seven daus., Mrs Erma WHITE, Mrs. Jesse STOWERS, and Mrs. Nell CLAY, all of Pecks Mill, Mrs. Sibyl JOHNSON of St. Albans, Mrs. Ruth ADKINS and Mrs. Katherine WHITE of Henlawson, and Mrs. Hattie Mae MILLER of Peach Creek; five sons, Hayes WHITE of Scarsboro, Olaf & Robert WHITE both of Pecks Mill, Arnold WHITE at home and Earl WHITE of Henlawson, 58 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. White a life-long resident of Mill Creek, was buried in the family cemetery on Long Fork 8 Mary 1956. Funeral services were conducted at the residence by Evangelist Wilburn JUSTICE. The family requested that flowers be omitted. James Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
JOHN BOKOSKY, 69, of Crown, died 7 May 1956 in Man Hospital after an illness of four years. Survivors of BOKOSKY, who came to Logan County from Poland in 1913, include a son, Paul BOKOSKY of Crown, with whom he made his home, and three grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted 9 May 1956 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church by the Rev Father Joseph NORTON. Burial followed in the Claypool Cemetery. LEWIS ABRAHAM, 70, of Omar, died 10 May 1956 in a local hospital following a lingering illness. He was a native of Damascus, and came to this country at the age of 15. Surviving are two daus., Mrs. Wayne MEADOWS of Omar and Mrs. Madison CALLOWAY of Panama; two sons, Edward ABRAHAM of Omar and Dale ABRAHAM with the Navy in Rhode Island; four grandchildren; a sister, Miss Fatima ABRAHAM in Damascus, and a brother, Ed ABRAHAM, also in Demascus. Funeral services were conducted 3 Jun 1956 at the residence by a Mohammedan minister. Burial followed in the Chauncey Cemetery. MRS. CORDELLA WALLS, 65,of Wharncliffe died 2 Jun 1956 at her home after a lingering illness. Mrs. Walls who was born May 1891 at Wharncliffe, is survived by three sons, Judge CLINE and Delmus WALLS, both of Wharncliffe, and Lonnie CLINE of Detroit, Mich.; four daus., Mrs. Merle HATFIELD of Wharncliffe, Mrs. dna KEARNEY of Detroit, Mich., Mrs Flossie HUFF of Gilbert and Mrs Gertrude CLINE of Elkton, MD.; four sisters, Mrs. Carrie GRAHAM of Man, Mrs. Josie BROWNING of Chattaroy, Mrs Sophia MAYHORN of Delbraton and Mrs Osie STANLEY of Wharncliffe, and four brothers, Walter, Dewey, and Lennie GIBSON, all of Wharncliffe, and Craig GIBSON of Detroit. Funeral services were conducted 5 Jun 1956 at the Gibson Church at Wharncliffe by the Rev Julian CLINE & J. C. BRAGG Jr. Burial directed by Adams Funeral Home at Gilbert will follow in the Gibson Cemetery.
RAY CRABTREE, 45, of 528 Dingess St., died 2 Jun 1956 at his home. Final rites were conducted at the Harris Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Survivors: his wife, Mrs. Ethel CRABTREE, an employee of Logan General Hospital, and two sisters, Mrs. Mae BUTCHER and Mrs. Arnold KINNEY, both of Logan. Ezekiel CANTERBURY, 74, of Dingess, died 20 December 1941 at his home following a protracted illness. He had spent most of his life at his farm at Dingess. Survived by his widow, Mrs. Polly CANTERBURY, five daus., Mrs. Jenny WADE of Detroit, Mich., Mrs Okey GREGORY of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Ross PETERS of Wharton, Mrs Sam ELLIXSON of Switzer; Jim CANTERBURY of Williamson, and Joe CANTERBURY of Dingess. Funeral rites were conducted 21 Dec 1941 at the residence with the Rev. Jess CURRY officiating. Interment, in charge of Harris Funeral Home, was in the Dingess Cemetery. WILLIE PAHL, 33, of Mallory was killed instantly 16 December 1941 in a slate fall in the Mallory No. 1 mine. Rev S. B. MCCANE, pastor of the Mallory Church of God, officiated. Burial was in the Claypool Cemetery on Huff Creek. McNeely Funeral Home of Man was in charge of arrangements.
FRANCIS N. SHELTON, 62, of West Logan died 28 Feb 1948 in a local hospital following injuries sustained in a railroad accident. Survivors include his wife, Grace, dau., Mrs. Vinson WILLIAMS of Huntington, and sons, Raymond of Holden & Robert of West Logan. SHELTON was with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Co., for 45 years. Funeral services were held 3 March 1948 at the West Logan Baptist Church. Revs. N. H. BARTLETT and A. J. COFFEY conducted the rites. Interment was at the Enon Cemetery at Salt Rock. Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. JOHN STAPUNAS, 72, of Logan died 5 June 1956 after falling over a 12 foot enbankment near the city incinerator. Funeral services were conducted at the City Cemetery on High Street. STAPUNAS, a native of Lithuania, made his home at the West Virginia Hotel in Logan. He had no known relatives in Logan.