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Weirton Daily Times
Weirton, WV

Eugene D. Tucker 3-14-08
TUCKER, Eugene D., 86, of Weirton, W.Va., died Thursday, March 13, 2008. Arrangements are pending at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton

Eugene Tucker 3-15-08
TUCKER, Eugene Denford, Sr., 86, a longtime Weirton resident, went to be with the Lord Thursday, March 13, 2008. A Christian, he was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be missed tremendously by his family.

He was born July 26, 1921, in Richwood, W.Va., a son of the late James Owen and Laura Belle Tucker. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Rita Tucker Smithson.

Eugene was a 1939 graduate of Richwood High School, where he played on the school’s football team. He joined the U.S. Army during World War II on September 7, 1942, and was assigned to work for the Army Medical Corps in the European Theater until November of 1945. After returning home, he graduated from Coyne Technical School in Chicago, Ill., where he became an electrician. He soon was employed by Mon Power in Clarksburg, W.Va., and in 1951, he was hired to work in Weirton Steel Corp.’s electrical department. He also was an electrical instructor at Weirton Steel for many years as part of the company’s Skill and Craft Training Center in the old Marantz Building, where he made many friends.

In 1980, when the training center closed, he was transferred to the mill’s Strip Steel Electrical Department over the picklers. He worked at Weirton Steel for 35 years until he retired on July 31, 1986. He also taught electricity to students at Weir Senior High School from 1960-1962. A member of the Memorial Baptist Church, his hobbies included reading, solving crossword puzzles, watching Steelers’ and Pirates’ games and doing repairs in and around the home he built for his family, which was a longtime dream.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Helen Irene Tucker of Weirton, whom he married August 25, 1951; son, Eugene D. Tucker, Jr. and his wife, Jill, of Weirton; daughter, Sue Ann Tucker Azzarello of Weirton; brother, James Owen Tucker of Weirton; granddaughter, Sarabeth Tucker of Toronto, Ohio; great granddaughter, Kalie Toy of Toronto; step-grandson, Doug Thompson of Weirton; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

Friends will be received Sunday, March 16, 2008, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday.

Interment will be in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, W.Va., where military services will be conducted by the American Legion Firing Squad.

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Weirton Daily Times
March 28, 1958
Page 2


Jacob Russell Baker, 67, R. D. 1, New Cumberland, died today at 2:10 a.m. in the Weirton General hospital. He has been seriously ill the past two weeks.

Mr. Baker was born October 11, 1890 in Middlebourne, Tyler county, W. Va., the son of the late Samuel and Mary Fox Baker. He has resided in New Cumberland two years, going there from Middlebourne.

Mr. Baker married the late Harter Angle who died March 28, 1945 in 1912 in Middlebourne. He was of Methodist faith and was employed as a field roustabout in the oil fields.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mary Ida Malone, Weirton; two sons, Russell Ernest Baker, Levensburg, Ohio; Harold James Baker, New Cumberland; one brother, William Baker, East Liverpool, Ohio, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. One great grandchild preceded him in death.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Steel and Wolfe Funeral home with Rev. Earl G. Hissom officiating. Burial will be made in the Leasures Chapel cemetery in Kidwell, W. Va.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home after 8 p.m. today.


Weirton Daily Times
March 28, 1958
Page 2


NEW CUMBERLAND - Mrs. Clara Esther Mercer, 55, Chester street, New Cumberland died at the Weirton General Hospital at 7:20 p.m. Thursday.

She had been a patient for 10 days. she was born January 2, 19003 in New Cumberland daughter of the late Robert and Mary Barton Heffner.

She was a member of the Nazarene Church of New Cumberland and is survived by; her husband, Dewey, and sons Doral of Santa Maria, California, Dwight,Dwyane (sic), Robert and Kenneth at home; daughters Mrs. John Delekta of Pughtown, Mrs. Hubert Wynn of Santa Maria and Mary Louise and Donna at home, five grand children; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Whipkey of Wellsville, Ohio, three brothers, Roy Heffner of Los Angeles, California, John Heffner of East Liverpool and Henry Heffner of New Cumberland.

Funeral services will be from the Stewart and Turley Funeral Home in New Cumberland Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. George Stewart of the Nazarene church officiating.

Burial will be in the Flatts (sic) cemetery in Pughtown. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.


Weirton Daily Times
February 19, 1958
Page 2

NEW CUMBERLAND - Mrs. Blanche L. Williams wife of T. R. Williams, 226 Virginia avenue, Chester died at East Liverpool City Hospital 11:30 a.m. Monday.

She was born in Gallia County, Ohio daughter of John and Olive Martindale. She was married to Theo R. Williams of Gallipolis, Ohio 62 years ago. She has resided in Chester since 1901.

She was a member of Chester Methodist Episcopla (sic) church of Chester and the Woman's church society.

She is survived by her husband and one son, Dr. Dale Williams of New Cumberland.

Funeral services will be conducted from the home at 2 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Bright of the Methodist Episcopal church officiating.

Burial will be made in the Union Cemetery in Pughtown.

Friends may call at the home in Chester.


Weirton Daily Times
January 2, 1958
Page 2
Maria Pandelios, 64, 107 Marie avenue, died Tuesday at the Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She was born February 2, 1893 in Chios, Greece.
She has been a resident of Weirton for the past 45 years. She was the daughter of the late Gus Boulles and Marigi Vlakos Boulles.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George in 1946. Surviving are two sons, James of Colcord, W. Va. and John of Weirton; one daughter, Mrs. Michael Fentis of Baltimore; one brother, George, of Hammond, Indiana and five grandchildren.
She was a member of the All Saints Greek Orthodox church. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the church with Rev. Steven Natsis officiating. Burial wil be made in Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Friend are being received at the Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street.


Weirton Daily Times
January 2, 1958
Page 2

NEWELL - George Thomas Lawton, 67, died at his home at 710 Washington avenue Wellsville, Ohio Tuesday at 3 p.m. A retired mold maker, he had been ill for six months.

He was born in Augusta, Georgia but had resided in the Tri-State district for 60 years. He was last employed by the Homer-Laughlin China factor. (sic)

He belonged to the Eagle lodge 457 in East Liverpool and the IBOP. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Alice Lawton at home; a daughter, Mrs. Fred Ausburn of Newell and two grandchildren.

The Rev. Charles Nuschke, minister of the Wellsville Central Methodist church, will conduct services at 2 p.m. in the Arner Funeral Home in East Liverpool.

Burial will be in the Columbia (sic) County Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Funeral Home today.

EMMA S. ARNER - Obituary

Weirton Daily Times
July 6, 1959
Page 2


CHESTER - Mrs. Emma Shorts Arner, 88, died Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in her home on Carolina avenue. She was born May 4, 1871 in Franklin, Pa., the daughter of the late William and Christia Shorts.

She resided in Chester since 1899, and was preceded in death by George A. Arner who died in 1947, and a son, Lt. George Arner who died in 1914.

Mrs. Arner was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian church, the Willing Workers class and the Senior Womans club of Chester.

Surviving is one son, Alvin L. Arner, East Liverpool; one sister, Mrs. Wallace McMillen, four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Westminster United Presbyterian church by Rev. William L. Claghorn, pastor. Interment will be in Locust Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the Chester Arner Chapel Wednesday afternoon and evening.