Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Robert Dean Golden Obituary

Robert “Dean” Golden
Hancock County Courier
June 9, 2011

Robert “Dean” Golden, 79, of New Cumberland, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011.
Born May 19, 1932 in Doddridge County, WV, a son of he late Criss and Ethel Hill Golden.
Dean was a Korean War, Army veteran, a 1950 graduate of Wallace High School and retired from Weirton Steel. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men and a past member of the W.Va. National Horseshoe Pitchers Association and the National Archery Association.
He enjoyed gardening and sharing his produce with neighbors.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Michael; an infant daughter, Sue Ellen; and two brothers, Criss Golden Jr., and James Allen Golden.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Murray Golden of New Cumberland; two sons, David Lee (Cindy) Golden of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Robert Lynn Golden of Harrisburg, NC; three grandsons, Criss Robert (Lindsey) Golden of Tennessee, Craig Michael Golden and Corey Ryan Golden both of Harrisburg, North Carolina; two sisters, Mary Margaret (Robert) Wolfe and Florence Ann (Larry) Fleming all of Clarksburg.
Funeral services were held at the Nixon Funeral Home in New Cumberland at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Pastor Bob Staub officiated.
Burial followed at New Cumberland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box 386, New Cumberland, WV 26047.

Linda Lou White Obituary

Linda L. White
Hancock County Courier
June 9, 2011

Linda Lou White, 63, of Plutus Av, Chester, passed away on Wed., June 1, 2011 at the Weirton Medical Center following a brief illness.
Linda was born in Wheeling on July 18, 1947, a daughter of the late Robert J. ST Myers and Mildred B. Johnson St Myers.
She taught school for 23 years in the Hancock County public school system and later worked for 10 years at the National Church Supply Company in Chester.
Linda was a member of the Virginia Avenue Church of Christ in Chester where she enjoyed participating in the Ladie’s Work Days
She graduated from Wheeling High School in 1965 and received her BA in Education from West Liberty College in 1969. Linda continued her education at West Virginia University where she earned her Masters in Communications in 1985.
Survivors include four sisters, Lois Jean (and the late Raymond) Dougherty of Wheeling, Carol Lee (Dennis) Wright of Wheeling, Roberta Kay (Richard) Crain of Benwood, and Mary Beth (Thomas) Conner of Wheeling. In addition four aunts and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Evangelist Frank Higginbotham of the church conducted services on Friday, June 3, at 2:00 p.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester. Private interment was held at Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens in Newell.
You may view this obituary and send on line condolences at www.arnerfuneralchapel.com.

Vernard Stewart Obituary

Vernard Stewart
Hancock County Courier
June 9, 2011

Vernard W. Stewart, 81, of Wylie Ridge, Weirton, passed away on Sunday, May 29, at his home.
H was a son of he late Francis B. and Lavurna M. Crawford Stewart and was born on February 26, 1930 at Holidays Cove (Weirton).
Vernard retired from Weirton Steel after 33 years where he last worked as the Superintendent of Maintenance in the Strip Steel Electric Department.
He was a member of the Paris Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and Trustee.
His wife Lois S. Truex Stewart preceded him in death on February 3, 2008. They had been married on September 21. 1949. One brother, Francis Stewart also preceded him in death.
Survivors include a son Terry L. Stewart and his wife Nancy of Weirton; a daughter, Sherry L. Stewart of Weirton; a brother, Kenneth Stewart of Wintersville; a granddaughter, Nicole Leinweber of Worthington, OH; and a grandson, Nathan Tucker of New York, NY.
Private interment services were held at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Weirton.
Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester was in charge of arrangements.

Tammy Sue Morris Obituary

Tammy S. Morris
Hancock County Courier
May 26, 2011

Tammy Sue Morris, 45, of Chester, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born September 21, 1965 in East Liverpool, a daughter of Adaline Keller Morris of Chester and the late Lonnie Morris Jr.
Tammy was a 1983 graduate of Oak Glen High School and a former warehouseman for Wal-Mart.
Along with her father, she was preceded in death by three children, Dillon Brooks, Tasha Morris and Heather Brooks and a brother, Jefferey “Goober” Mooris.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sons, Dereck Brooks and Nathan Gilmore both of North Carolina; two brothers, Lonnie Morris III of Chester and Todd (Sue) Morris of Newell; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the Nixon Funeral Home in Newell. Pastor Mark Hunt officiated.

Emma B. Congo Obituary

Emma B. Congo
Hancock County Courier
May 26, 2011

Emma B. Congo, 80, lifelong resident, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at the East Liverpool City Hospital after a brief bout with cancer.
Emma was born on Feb. 4, 1931 in Lawrenceville section of Chester and was a daughter of the late William R. and Bessie Pugh Wright.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Marion Congo, whom she married on June 11, 1949, three sons, Larry Congo of Toronto, Carl (Susan) Congo of East Liverpool, and Bruce Congo of New Manchester; three daughters, Joyce (Durand)
Champney of Columbiana, Jackie (Bill) Hess of East Liverpool, and Betty Jo (Kelly) Bruce of Gotha, FL; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren.
A member of the Congo Church of the Nazarene, Emma had served as an assistant Sunday School Teacher.
She was preceded in death by a brother, William Wright and sisters, Bernice
Springer, Betty Blosser, and Pauline Stiglet.
Rev. Carolyn Hardy conducted funeral services on Monday, May 23, at the Arner Funeral Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed at the Hookstown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Emma’s name to the Relay for Life in care of the Tri-State Federal Credit Union at 127 W. Sixth St., East Liverpool, OH43920.
You may view this obituary and send on condolences at www.arnerfuneralchapel.com

Babette Fineman Obituary

Babette Fineman
Hancock County Courier
May 26, 2011

Babette Fineman, 82, of Chester, passed away at her home after a prolonged illness on Monday, May 23, 2011.
Born in Latrobe, Pa, May 29, 1928, Babette was a daughter of the late Irving & Marianna Levoy Lowenstein and sister of the late Freddy & Ben Lowenstein.
Babette had a professional career as a high school teacher at Oak Glen High School and as an Associate Professor at Kent State University. She obtained her Bachelors, Masters and Post Graduate degrees.
She was a member of Beth Shalom Congregation, Hadassah, and sisterhood. She also volunteered her time at the American Red Cross,
East Liverpool City Hospital, and was the Masters of Ceremony at many fundraisers. Her hobbies included knitting, needlepoint, bridge, and her beloved Rowdies Group.
Surviving are her husband, Alvin’ her children, Richard and his wife Sharon, Steve, and Janet and her husband Paul Winschel; six grandchildren, Joshua, Marcy, Lacey, Morgan, Samy, and Shoshana; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester followed by burial at B’nai Jacob Cemetery in East Liverpool.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Babette’s name to the Lynn Murray Memorial Library at 601 Railroad St., Chester, WV 26034
You may view this obituary and send condolences at www.arnerfuneralchapel.com.

Dennis S. Smith Obituary

Dennis S. Smith
Hancock County Courier
May 26, 2011

Dennis S. Smith, 64, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Valley Hospice care Center North, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Newell December I, 1946, he was the son of the late Clyde L. and Vaughn D. Smith.
Denny was a lifetime resident of the area, graduating form the first class from Oak Glen High School in 1964. Te retired in 2002 as a caster operator at the BOP of the former Weirton Steel and was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chester where he served as a trustee.
Stationed near the DMZ during the Vietnam War, he served in the US Army and was a member of both VFW Post #6450 and American Legion Post #121, where he had served as Commander and with the Sons of the Legion group.
Surviving at home is wife of 28 years, Rosemary; her Mother Vera “Grandma” Miller, of Chester; four daughters, Stephanie Smith (Kevin) Strasser, of Pittsburgh, Stacey Smith, of Hershey, Kassy Kelley (Greg) Hewitt, of Fayetteville, WV and Randi Smith of Morgantown; eight grandchildren, Kendall Green, Denni Marie Strasser, Will and & Kelan Swan and Alex, Anna, Sam and Coralea Hewitt.
Rev. Trina Lewis conducted funeral services at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chester.
Burial followed in Locust Hill Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group and WV National Guard detail.
Arner Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials can be made to Valley Hospice, 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, OH, the Chester American Legion Youth Fund or the Westminster Church Memorial Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at arnerfc@arnerfuneralchapel.com