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Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Joy Martin of Wade, who died following a heart attack suffered Saturday night on the highway in the Long Run neighborhood, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Center Valley Baptist Church in Independence Twp.  Burial was made In the cemetery nearby.
Mrs. Martin had been nursing John Abicht of Long Run, who died at his home there on Monday. She left the Abicht home shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday to go to a neighbor to report the critical condition of Mr. Abicht when she was stricken.


Marietta Times , Wednesday, April 26, 2006

NEWPORT — Grace Jones McConnell, 88, of Newport died Tuesday (April 25, 2006) at her home.

She was born July 13, 1917, at Archer’s Fork, Washington County, a daughter of the late John B. and Emma Harris Jones. She had attended the Centerville Baptist Church.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, and her longtime caregivers, Gerald and Sue Bookman and family of Newport.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Richard “Pete” McConnell, and five sisters and three brothers.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, W.Va., with Pastor Charles Warger officiating. Interment will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport. Calling hours are from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Newport Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 188, Newport, Ohio 45768, or a charity of the donor’s choice.


Goldie Maye Mounts age __, and daughter of Mrs. Bertha Moore Mounts and the late Arthur Mounts of Beavertown, died Tuesday morning at 10:15 o’clock following illness of Bright disease.


Deceased was born at Beavertown July 14, 1921 and was a student of the Matamoras school at one time. She was a member of the Untied Brethren church.


The body was taken to the Cunningham Funeral Home where it remained until Thursday afternoon when it was removed to the United Brethren church in Beavertown for funeral services which was in charge of Rev. Guiliano, of the local Baptist church. 


Surviving are her mother and one brother, Donald of the home and her grandfather, Americus Mounts and a number of other relatives.

Charles J. Murphy

Parkersburg News and Sentinel, August 28, 2006

Charles J. Murphy, 77, of Newport, Ohio, died Aug. 27, 2006, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 17, 1928, in Newport, Ohio, a son of the late George William and Mary Lois Hoyt Murphy. He was a member of the Newport Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and had been Sunday school superintendent for many years. He was a retired electrician from Union Carbide with 36.5 years; he had been a member of the Newport Volunteer Fire Department; he had coached little league; and after he retired was a motor carrier for the Marietta Times, which he loved. He served with the United States Marines Corps from 1949 to 1951. His hobbies included crossword puzzles, bowling, his favorite bowler was Earl Anthony, and slow pitch softball.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Annetta Newell Murphy; four children, Charles W. Murphy and his wife, Misty, Allen D. Murphy, all of Newport, Ohio, Leta Hildreth and her husband, Roger, of Cottageville, W.Va., and Joyce Douglas and her husband, Mike, of Newport, Ohio; six granddaughters, Rachel Linton, Jennifer Murphy, Amy Barnhouse, Jessica Murphy, Manda Douglas and Michaela Douglas; three great-grandchildren, Aliesha Murphy, Jacob Linton and Alex Linton; two brothers, Clark Murphy and Buck Murphy and his wife, Judy, all of Newport; his mother-in-law, Virginia Wagner of Newport; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, and three brothers.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Newport Baptist Church, Newport, with Pastors Chuck Ferrell and Charles Warger officiating. Burial will be in the Newport Cemetery, Newport. Calling hours will be from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.