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BIBLE, Mrs. Isabel

PENDLETON COUNTY -  Franklin, May 20.
Mrs. Isabel, wife of the late James Bible, died Sat. night of complication of diseases at her home in the Buffalo Hills, aged 74 years.

Keyser Tribune, May 31, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010



BICE, George W.

Piedmont, W. Va., Feb. 21 - George W. Bice, a native of Pottstown, Pa., but for a number of years as a resident of Winchester, Va., died at Piedmont. Before the war he was an engineer on the B&O. For twenty-five years he conducted a book store. He was a Mason, an Odd Fellow and a member of the Knights of Pythias. He was a Methodist and a leading Republican. Two daughters survive.
Keyser Tribune, February 28, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 28 , 2010



BICKFORD, Mrs. Isa Mae Sypolt

Terra Alta, W. Va., March 26
Funeral services were held this afternoon at her home in Grafton for Mrs. Isa Mae Bickford, 50, who died Saturday after four hours illness of cerebral hemmorhage. She was a daughter of Arkless I. and Maria Teets Sypolt of Terra Alta, and was reared in this city. She was a member of andrews Methodist Church and Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxillary. Survivors are her husband, John bickford, one son, John A. Bickford, of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Raymond and Mrs. Grace Raymond, of Grafton, eight grandchildren, her parents, one sister, Mrs. Fuller Messenger, Terra Alta; two brothers, Russell Sypolt, Elizabeth, Pa., and Floyd Sypolt, Tunnelton. Interment was made in Beaumont cemetery, Grafton.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; March 26, 1940; page 9.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted August 21, 2010



BIDDINGTON, William L.
 
FROSTBURG - William L. Biddington, 83, of Failinger's Hotel Gunter, formerly of Finzel, died Wednesday, Aug. 11,1993 at Frostburg Hospital. Born Aug. 4, 1910 in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Samuel Biddington and Lillie May (Street) Biddington. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Leona C. (Werner) Biddington in 1983 and three brothers. Mr. Biddington was retired from the Celanese Fibers Corporation after 47 years of service. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Finzel Senior Citizens and AARP. Surviving are one son, William S. Biddington and wife, Judy, Carlisle, Pa.; one daughter, Doris Lee Sacco, Meyersdale, Pa.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body was donated to the Anatomy Board of Maryland for medical research. A memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in St. Michael's Church by Msgr. John L. Reinsfelder. Interment will be at Finzel Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Michael's Catholic Church Building Fund, 44 East Main St., Frostburg, Md. 21532. The Durst Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cumberland Times-News, August 13, 1993
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 1, 2012

BIDINGER, Jason L.
 
BUFFALO MILLS, Pa. — Jason L. Bidinger, 37, of Buffalo Mills, Pa., passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born July 19, 1975, in Cumberland, he was the son of Beverly L. (Diehl) Bidinger. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Dalton Therne Diehl. He is survived by his mother, Beverly L. Bidinger; a sister, Jodi L. Bidinger; grandparents, Burley and Clara Teeter all of Buffalo Mills and four children, Cherokee Autumn, Dedra Dawn, Damion Lee, and Ezekiel Hixon Bidinger. Jason had worked at AMS Masonry where he was a block and stone layer. He was a graduate of Flinstone High School. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his children. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Madley Cemetery, Buffalo Mills, Pa.
Cumberland Times-News, August 11, 2012
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013


BIERMAN, Mrs. Kathleen Mae Willison

Mrs. Kathleen Mae Bierman, 75, of RD 4, Mexico Farms, died Monday at Memorial Hospital. She was born in Ridgeley, W.Va., Sept. 8, 1910, daughter of the late Clifton E. Willison and Cora M. (Emerick) Willison. Mrs. Bierman was a member of the Dames of Malta. She is survived by her husband, Frederick W. Bierman Jr.; two sons, Frederick W. Bierman III, Sunnyvale, Calif.; Ernest E. Bierman, Kona, Hawaii; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Lee Seeburger, at home; Mrs. Betty Lou Brenneman, Pasadena, Md.; one brother, Buford Willison, Kendallville, Ind., and five grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Thursday at 1 p.m. by the Rev. William Bice. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. The family suggests that memorials take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 17, 1985
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 28, 2012



BIEMILLER, Edward John

DOYLESTOWN - Edward J. "John" Biemiller, 82, died on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 at the Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus with his family in attendance. John was born on April 18, 1927 in Baltimore, Md. to Edward and Beulah (Norton) Biemiller. He enlisted in the Merchant Marines at age 16 during World War II, and later in the US Army during the Korean War. He married Domenica DeSimone and took a job with the State of Maryland, first as a security guard, and then as a field agent for the Department of Transportation until he retired. John was a Master Mason in the AF & AM Masonic Lodge 229 and a member of the Boumi Shriners in Baltimore. He was a member of the American Legion Post 0183 in Parkville, Md. and member of the Maryland State Police Alumni Association. Since moving to the Columbus, Wis. area, John was a member of the VFW Post 8090. During his life, he enjoyed snow skiing, sailing and tennis, and later, became an avid golfer. He also cherished the time spent with his family.
John is survived by his wife, Domenica; a daughter, Lisa (David) Henning, Doylestown; four grandchildren, Sarah Madison, Joshua, Madeleine, and Samuel Henning; two great-grandchildren, Ian Madison and Autumn Norland.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bill; a sister, Naomi Brewer. A gathering to remember and celebrate John's life will be held from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, at the American Legion Post 62 on W. Poet Street, Columbus.
 
Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, Obituary information provided by Jensen Funeral & Cremation, Columbus. 
(Courtesy of Theresa Burba)
Posted July 9, 2010

 



BIGGS, Mrs. Anna Mae Ream

MRS. ALBERT L. BIGGS
OAKLAND - Mrs. Anna Mae Biggs, 78, of Mt. Lake Park, died Thursday at Garrett County Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient six weeks. Born in Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Catherine Weisel Ream and widow of Albert L. Biggs. She was a member of the Loch Lynn EUB Church and Ladies Aid of the church. Surviving are two sons, Gerald A. Biggs, McConnellsburg, Pa., and Harland Biggs, Hagerstown; three brothers, John W. Ream, Warrenton, Va.; George Ream, Indiana, Pa., and J. Robert Ream, Mt. Lake Park; a sister, Mrs. Emma Gortner, St. Petersburgh, Fla., a grandson and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Leighton Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Loch Lynn EUB Church by Rev. Oscar W. Hull and Rev. George W. Simson. Interment will be in Oakland Memorial Gardens.
Source: The Cumberland News, Cumberland, Md.; Feb. 22, 1964; page 6.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 28, 2010
 



BIGGS, Miss Velma Evelyn

ELK GARDEN - Velma Evelyn Lucile, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Biggs, died Oct. 10, 1913, aged 1 year, 6 months, 27 days. Funeral sermon by Rev. L. C. Messick, assisted by Rev. J. A. Shockey, and interment in the Nethken Hill cemetery.
Keyser Tribune, October 17 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 22, 2010

 


BILL, Mrs. Nettie (Bonig)

Grantsville, Md., Dec. 22 - Mrs. Nettie Bill, 72, widow of C. H. Bill, died early yesterday at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Zehner, with whom she resided. She was also a sister of Mrs. Minnie Petenbrink of Rockford, Mich. Mrs. Bill was a daughter of the late August and Sophia Bonig. She was active in the Lutheran Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 22, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

BILLER, Delmar F.
 
HYNDMAN, Pa. — Delmar F. "Del" Biller, 85, of Hyndman, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at his home. Born March 13, 1925, in Mathias, W.Va., he was a son of the late Glen G. and Bessie (Seldon) Biller. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Biller; and a sister, Doreen Strawderman. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Irma Jean (Shaffer) Biller, whom he married Aug. 14, 1976; a son, Pastor Brent Biller and wife Saundra of Ridgeley, W.Va.; daughters, Karla Sparber and husband Andrew of Cumberland, Kathy Kennedy and husband Michael of Hagerstown, Md., Deb Close and husband Jerry of Hyndman; a sister, Betty May and husband Everett of Bergton, Va.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mr. Biller was a truck driver for Kaiser Refractories for 26 years and then for Walter N. Yoder & Sons, where he retired. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and served on many church boards. He also served on the boards of Hyndman Area Rescue Squad, Hyndman Area Health Center, Hyndman Camp Meeting Association, Salvation Army and the Hyndman Borough Counsel. He was a former mayor of Hyndman, a member of the Gideons International and Lay Witness Missions. For many years he was the M.C. of Hyndman Londonderry Lions Club Hee Haw Show. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at Grace United Methodist Church, Schellsburg Street, Hyndman, on Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Lance Tucker, the Rev. David Klink and Pastor Brent Biller officiating. Burial will follow at Hyndman Cemetery with his grandsons, Bob Biller, Zach Sparber, Michael McCullough, Jeremy Close, Dustin Close and Mike McCullough serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, PO Box 605, Hyndman, PA 15545 or Hyndman Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 465, Hyndman, PA 15545.
Cumberland
Times-News obituary; about Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013

 


Mrs. Margaret Crowe Biller

(Courtesy of Byron Schulten)



BILLMYER, James M.

James M. Billmyer dropped dead near his home at Vanclevesville, W. Va. He was an old Confederate soldier, and was aged 77 years. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church in Martinsburg and was also a member of the Masonic order.
Keyser Tribune, March 7, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 28 , 2010


 

Mrs. Carrie Martin Billmyre

BILLMYRE, Mrs Carrie C. Martin

Keyser - Mrs. Carrie C. Billmyre, 83, of RD 3, Rawlings, died yesterday in Potomac Valley Hospital.  She was proceded in death by her husband, John A. Billmyre. Born at Martin, she was a daughter of the late Christopher C. and Nancy (George) Martin.  A resident of this area for the past 30 years, she was a member of Keyser Church of the Brethren and the WSCS of Dawson Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lea Paterson, RD 3, Rawlings, and Mrs. Nita Schram[sic], Lonaconing; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Berg, Burlington, and Mrs. Josephine Bond, Silver Spring; nine granchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Rogers Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. C. H. Cameron.  Interment will be in Knobley Cemetery.
Tuesday, June 4, 1963, Cumberland Evening Times
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls/transcribed by Genie Ragan)
Posted June 2, 2010

 


 

BILLS, Mrs Adaline Twigg

Mrs. Adaline Bills, 71, a former teacher in Allegany county public schools, died in Oklahoma City, Okla., after an illness of two weeks, according to word received by her sister, Mrs. James E. Little, this city. Mrs. Bills was a daughter of the late Mrs. and Mrs. Michael Twigg, of town Creek.  She left here 30 years ago. Besides Mrs. Little, she is survived by four brothers, Orbe, Harry and Stanley Twigg, [only three names listed] all of Cumberland and four other sisters. Mrs. Dolph Hartsock, of Latrobe, Pa.; and Mrs. Hanson Slider, of Oldtown, and Mrs. S. L. Miles and Mrs. Elizabeth Perdew, this city.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1945
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 15, 2009



BINGMAN, Fannie E. Bush
 
Fannie E. Bingman, 83, of Church Street, formerly of RD 1 Buffalo Mills died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1991, at the Memorial Hospital of Bedford County. She was born Jan 4, 1908, in Somerset County, daughter of the late George and Sarah Willison Bush.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Bingman, who died Oct. 24, l980. Surviving are three sons, George and Charles, both of Buffalo  Mills RD 1 and Walter of Dayton, Ohio, two daughters, Kathalene Grimm,with whom Mrs. Bingman resided and Laura Walker of Bedford RD 1; 13 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.   Also surviving is a sister,Caroline Lease of Moung Savage, Md.  Services 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at the Harvey H.  Zeigler Home, Hyndman, by the Rev. Fay E. Leydig.  Burial at Madley Cemetery.   Friends will be received 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
No publication noted; about 4 December 1991
(Courtesy of Polly Groves)
Posted April 14, 2012



BINGMAN, Mrs. Goldie Gertrude Kirchner

HYNDMAN, Pa. — Mrs. Goldie Gertrude Bingman, 34, wife of Herman Bingman, died today in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been a patient for several months. She was born March 7, 1917, in Hyndman, a daughter of Charles Kirchner and the late Mrs. Stella Pearl (Minnicks) Kirchner. Mrs. Bingman is survived by one son, Albert Herman Bingman, at home; one brother, Merle Kirchner, Hyndman; and flve sisters, Mrs. Anna Stuby, Mrs. Mae Miller, Mrs. Pauline Seigner, Miss Janet Kirchner, and Miss Marlene Kirchner, all of Hyndman. She was a member of Hyndman Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Ladies Aid Society of the church. The body will be at the residence tomorrow afternoon. Services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Hyndman Evangelical and Reformed Church. Officiating will be Rev. C. B. Miller, pastor, and Rev. Charles Evans, of Hyndman. Burial will be in Madley Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 30, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 7, 2009



BINGMAN, Robert E. 

BARRELVILLE — Robert E. Bingman, 83, of Barrelville, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born April 7, 1927, in Hyndman, Pa., he was a son of the late John E. and Velma I. (Madden) Bingman. He was also preceded in death by his wife Kathleen "Sally" (Emerick) Bingman. He is survived by children, Larry R. Bingman of Baltimore, Mary Galyon, Vincent "Sam" Bingman, Jo Ann Bingman all of Newport, N.C. and Genevieve "Genny" Orrico and husband Daniel of Seminole, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Bingman retired from the U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service. He was a mechanic and an instructor. He was also a mechanic for Volkswagen and a member of the Mount Savage VFW. Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. with a service to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.
Cumberland Times-News, September 9, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013

 

BINNIX, Harold John

FROSTBURG Harold John Junior Binnix, 59, of W. Main Street, Frostburg, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at his residence. Born Nov. 10, 1943, in Mount Savage, he was the son of the late Harold P. and Mary (Klosterman) Binnix. He was formerly employed with Bond Home Improvement Center, Frostburg, where he worked for 45 years. Mr. Binnix was a former member of the Sons of the American Legion and Eagles Aerie 1273, Frostburg. Surviving are his ex-wife, Shirley (Carder) Binnix, Cumberland; two daughters, Beverly McKenzie and husband Gary, Cumberland, and Cindy Evans, Cumberland; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Jo Dorsey, Peg Rae, both of Cumberland, and Dion Nicol, Lonaconing; two brothers, Dave Binnix, Frostburg, and Jim Binnix, Cumberland; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. only. His will body be cremated following the visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed the family.
Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 24, 2009


BINNIX, Mrs. Mary M. Klosterman

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Mary M. Binnix, 42, wife of Harold P. Binnix, Mt. Savage, died this morning in Miners Hospital where she was admitted yesterday. She had been in failing health several years. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of John Klosterman and the late Margaret (Lavin) Klosterman. Mrs. Binnix was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church here. Surviving, besides her husband and father, are three sons, Harold J., David L. and James E. Binnix, all at home; three daughters, Mrs. Leon Lancaster and Mrs. William Rae, both of Frostburg, and Miss Diana Binnix, at home; two brothers, Leo Klosterman, Piedmont, and Daniel Klosterman, Baltimore; six sisters, Mrs. William Dundon, Mrs. Lawrence Beal, Mrs. Nellie Plummer and Mrs. Virginia House, all of Baltimore, and Mrs. William Festerman and Mrs. Arthur Bond, both of Frostburg, and six grandchildren. The body will be at the Durst funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 6, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009



BIRCH, Mrs. Ada Moore, nee Kiger

Stoically fighting for the life she so dearly loved, Mrs. Wayland Birch, formerly Mrs. Ada Kiger Moore, of 154 Fayette street, Morgantown, W. Va., slept peacefully away in the Uniontown hospital at 10 o’clock Friday night, May 6, 1938. Death resulted from peritonitis which developed following a serious major operation last week.  Mrs. Birch, wife of the editor of The Point Marion News, had planned to wed Mr. Birch in June of this year, but her illness caused the wedding date to be advanced.  For the past 35 years she had been an employe of the Western Union Telegraph Company at Morgantown, having succeeded her father to the management of the office in 1927, she held that position for some years and continued her affiliation in the offices of the company until her death. A graduate of Morgantown high school in the class of 1906, Mrs. Birch devoted her life to her family, always cherishing their ideals and ambitions and never failling to offer a willing hand when opportunity came her way. She was a devout member of the Presbyterian church.  Admitted to the hospital Wednesday, April 27, Mrs. Birch underwent a serious operation. She rallied and her condition seemed to imporove until she suffered a relapse last Sunday. Removed to the operating room a second time last Monday morning, it was discovered that the peritonitis had developed.  From last Monday morning until the time of her death she had been in a critical condition and despite her gallant fight against the odss of infection she fought a losing battle.  Born November 27, 1888, at Rohr, W. Va., she was the second child of George and Ludema Shaffer Kiger. She was preceded in death by her father, on July 5, 1927.  Surviving are the husband, her widowed mother and the following brothers and sisters, Mrs. Leicester Patton, of Pittsburgh; Mrs. J. Robert Water, Jr., of Fairmont, W.Va.; Mrs. V. A. Steele and Attorney Marvin R. Kiger, both of Morgantown. Following death, the body was removed to tthe funeral home of Fred Dering, in Morgantown. Funeral plans are incomplete.
Source: The Morning Herald; Uniontown, Pennsylvania; May 7, 1938; page 2.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted March 31, 2012



BIRD, Mrs. Minnie Sines

New Straitsville - Mrs. Minnie Sines Bird, 82, of New Straitsville, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday (March 5) at Woodside Manor Convalescent Home in Cincinnati where she was taken Feb. 6 from Mount St. Mary Hospital in Nelsonville. Death followed a long illness. She was born Aug. 17, 1887, in New Straitsville, a daughter of Peter R. and Minnie Irvin Sines. She was married Dec. 26, 1906, to William B. Sines in Newport, Ky. He died in November 1967. Mrs. Bird was a member of New Straitsville United Methodist Church and its Priscilla Class. Surviving are two sons, Robert Bird, of Tuscon, Ariz., and William E. Bird of New Straitsville; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Nellie) Quisno of Cincinnati; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and  great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. D. C. (Mary) Moffett of Logan. A son, George died in 1962 and six brothers and a sister are also deceased. Friends may call at Trevey Funeral Home in New Straitsville 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at New Straitsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Ralph Malcomb officiating. Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery. The body will be taken ot the church at noon Monday and friends may call.
Source: The Times Recorder; Zanesville, Ohio; March 7, 1970; page 2-A section
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted December 16, 2012


BIRMINGHAM, Eugene

Eugene (Pat) Birmingham, 66, of the York Hotel, died Saturday in Sacred Heart Hospital, where he was admitted November 6. He had been in failing health several years. He was born in Mt. Savage, a son of the late William and Estella (Jenkins) Birmingham. His wife, Kathleen {Aman) Birmingham, died in 1965. He was a retired employe of the Queen City Brewery. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Mary E. Birmingham, Alexandria, Va., and Mrs. Calvin James, Lonaconing; three sons, Kenneth E. Birmingham, Pittsburgh; Robert H. Birmingham, Cresaptown, and Thomas E. Birmingham, with the U. S. Army at Ft. George G. Meade; one sister, Mrs. Lester Deneen, Boynton Beach, Fla.; one brother, Robert I. Birmingham, this city; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the George Funeral Home. A requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. today in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, of which he was a member, and interment will be in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dale Wakefoose, Gilbert Twigg, Donald and Leon Trail, Frederick Pfeiffer, and Anthony Russell.
The Cumberland News, December 2, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 11, 2009
 



BIRMINGHAM, William

William Birmingham for thirty years a magistrate of Barton, Md., died Wednesday night, November 27th.
Keyser Tribune, December 6, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 9, 2010


BISER, Charles Allen
 
Eglon relatives were notified of the April 7 death of Charles Allen Biser. He died after collapsing at his Colonial Beach, Va., home. He was just 49 years old. He is survived by his father, Dayton Biser; two brothers; one sister; and four children. They were notified also that Dayton's wife, Charles' mother, died last January. Dayton is the son of the late Marrel and Effie (Feather) Biser, one-time Eglon residents.
Republican Newspaper; Oakland, MD, Aurora News, Apr 19, 2012
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 26, 2012



BISER, Kenneth Junior

Kenneth Junior Biser, 77, Oakland, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. Born Aug. 19, 1932, in Silver Lake, W.Va., he was a son of the late Kenneth U. and Rachel (Dawson) Biser. He attended high school in Garrett County when the Korean War began. He was drafted out of school to join the U.S. Army. He was awarded three ribbons, American Defense, German Occupation, and Good Conduct. He was a coal miner for 19 years with Island Creek Coal Company until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Edith M. (Britton) Biser; three sons, Kevin Biser, Oakland, Kenny Wayne Biser, Pennsylvania, and David Wayne Biser, Oakland; two daughters, Patty (Biser) Aronhalt, Loch Lynn, and Angie (Biser) Spaid, Eglon, W.Va.; two brothers, Wayne Biser, Deer Park, and Clifton E. Biser, Beverly, W.Va.; two sisters, Betty Wilburn, McHenry, and Carolyn Lawton, Mt. Airy; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Friends were received at David A. Burdock Funeral Home, Oakland, and Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, Eglon, where a service was conducted on Wednesday, March 10, with Rev. Debra Strawser and Rev. Gary Meeks officiating. Interment followed in Eglon Cemetery, where military honors were accorded.
Republican Newspaper, Oakland, Garrett Co, MD, March 11, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010



BISER, Mrs. M. E.

Mrs. M. E. Biser, who was formerly at the Reynolds Hotel, died in Hampshire County Christmas day and was buried at Frankfort Wednesday. She was 61 years old the day that she died.
Keyser Tribune, December 29, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010



BISER, Miss Margie

BEAVER RUN ITEMS - April 10, 1912
After an illness of about seven years, Miss Margie Biser departed this life April 8 at 4 am, aged 50 years, 7 months and 29 days. For the last two or three years she has been almost helpless and much of the time had been a great sufferer. Funeral on the 9th at the church by B W Smith and burial in the grave yard.
Keyser Tribune, April 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010



BISER, Martha

Mrs Martha Biser, widow of Jacob Biser, died at her home on Beaver Run last Tuesday evening and was buried Thursday at the Beaver Run Cemetery. She was in her eighty-first year. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev B. W. Smith, assisted by Rev G S Arnold
Keyser Tribune, September 22, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

BISER, Martha

BEAVER RUN ITEMS - Aunt Martha Biser, died Tues evening. She had been poorly for some time but continued about the same till last week when she took much worse. She will be buried Thursday am. Funeral at the house.
Keyser Tribune, September 22, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

 


 BISER, Sarah Elizabeth Stemple

BEAVER RUN ITEMS - Aunt Sarah Biser (nee Stemple) died last Tuesday evening at the age of 80 years. Funeral at the brick church and burial in the grave yard there. She had been in feeble health for several years and was about the same till Monday morning she was paralyzed and then grew worse till her decease. She made her home with Jo Taylor's, Mrs. Taylor being her daughter. Her husband John Biser, preceded her to his grave about twenty-five or twenty-six years. At the age of 79 years, 7 months, 29 days, one has reached the closing scene of her earthly pilgrimage. Time has scattered snowflakes upon her once fair brow, and bowed down her form with the weight of years. Her life once active and buoyant is now sinking in silence and waiting to exchange earth for heaven. Peace, like a river, rolls through her hopeful heart. The warmth of her affections is felt far and near. Her hopes of happiness are all centered in Jesus. Old age is contemplative. Aged people dwell much upon the future, as well as the past. They link the fond associations on earth with the sweet anticipations of the future. Be kind to the aged ones of earth. They will not be with us long. Acts of kindness, with the hand are deeds of benevolence in the heart. Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Biser (nee Stemple) passed from the sad and silent shores of time October 17, 1911. For some time she had been in feeble health. When on Monday morning of the 16th was partially paralyzed and continued to grow worse till her sun was set. She was married to John Biser just before the Civil War. Unto this union still survive Mrs. Rachael Taylor and Lydia Anders and each has four children ____ surviving. But the husband, ____ John Biser, preceded to the ____ world about twenty-six ____. Funeral and burial ____ Beaver Run church from ____ by the writer.
Keyser Tribune, November 3, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

BISER, Sarah Elizabeth Stemple

Mrs. Lydia Anders (nee Biser) and husband of Gettysburg, came up on Friday to see her mother in answer to a letter sent them that she was dangerously ill. Also a message by wire was sent them on Monday before her mother's death on Tuesday, but it failed to reach its destination. So the Anders came up not knowing of the demise of their mother till they arrived at Burlington. They returned home first of this week.

Keyser Tribune, November 3, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

 

BISER, Silas

BEAVER RUN ITEMS
Silas Biser died Thurs at 2 pm and was buried Sat, funeral at the church at 11 o'clock. The deceased has been poorly a long time, at times real bad and then would seem to improved awhile. He departed at the age of 58 years, 2 months and 17 days. In 1874, he married Miss Mary Staggs. Unto this union were born five children, Miss Sabina, Jacob, deceased fourteen years ago, Samuel, Mrs Cora Charleston and Baker Biser. His affliction was dropsy and asthma. This fact alone made his condition very distressed on account of his hard and fast breathing much of the time. Fourteen years ago, he had a hard spell of typhoid fever since when his heart had been quite weak, so much so that he could exercise, but moderately.
NEWS TRIBUNE, (W.VA.) MARCH 17, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 15 , 2010



BISHOFF, Clarence Dallas
 
Clarence Dallas Bishoff of Bruceton Mills, died Friday, February 1, 1991, at his home. He was born November 23,1913, in Bruceton Mills, a son of the late George and Ida Butler Bishoff. He was a retired coal miner. Surviving are two sons, Delbert Bishoff of Albright and William Clyde Bishoff of Bruceton Mills; five daughters, Vanda Walls, Betty Cramer, Anna Dixon, and Carol "Mitzy" Dixon, all of Albright, and Deborah Bolyard of Tunnelton; 34 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mearl Reckart Bishoff Hull, two sons, Kenneth Reckart and George David "Big John" Bishoff; and one great-grandchild. Friends were received at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville. Services were, held at I p.m. Sunday, February 3, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jesse Keenan oft1ciating. Interment was in Sugar Valley Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
abt. February 1, 1991; Preston County, WV,  Newspaper
(Courtesy Mary Myers Teets)
Posted August 15, 2012
 



 BISHOFF, Delbert V. 

Delbert V. "Hardrock" Bishoff, 61, of Albright, died Friday, July IS, 1994, in Bruceton Mills. He was born January 25, 1933, in Bruceton Mills, son of the late Clarence D. Bishoff and Mearl Reckart Bishoff Hull. He was a retired coal miner. an Army veteran of the Korean conflict, member of the National Rifle Association and an avid horseman. He was a member of Albright Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jean Kelley Bishoff; a son, Garry Bishoff of Masontown; a daughter, Terrie Peaslee of Albright; a brother, William Clyde Bishoff of Bruceton Mills; five sisters, Vadna Walls of Bruceton Mills, Deborah Bolyard of  Tunnelton and Betty Cramer, Anna Dixon and Carol "Mitzy" Dixon, all of Albright; eight grandchildren, Angela LeDuc, Alicia Bishoff-Coffman, John V. Peaslee, Brian N. Bishoff, Amanda D. Peaslee, Kattie L. Bishoff, Harley Wiley and Stephanie Wiley; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Reckart and George "Big John" Bishoff. Service was held Monday, July 18, at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, with the Revs. Allison Snyder, Bob Feather and Kenneth London officiating. Burial was in the Bishoff Family Cemetery, Albright.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV, July 20, 1994, p. 2.
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted July 19, 2009



BISHOFF, George Allen

George Allen "Bud" Bishoff, 80, died Friday, October 9, 2009, at Carolinas Medical Center. He was born June 24; 1929, in Terra Alta, a son of the late David Claude and Carrie Tanner Bishoff. He graduated from Rowlesburg High School and West Virginia Business College. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. He retired from Drago/Connex Pipe, in Charlotte, NC. He was a member of Flint Hill Baptist Church, in Fort Mill, sc. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Norma Jean Kirchmar Bishoff; two daughters and spouses, Joyce "Joy" and Mark Cimijotti and Janice "Jan" and Alton Hyatt; four grandchildren; and many sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Eleanor Root and Lorraine Bush; and a brother, William "Bill" Bishoff. Funeral services were held Monday, October 12, at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with Dr. Dan Griffin and the Rev. Chris Autry officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Flint Hill Baptist Church, Refurbishing Fund, 269 Flint Hill Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715. Wolfe Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; Oct 14, 2009
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted May 23, 2010



BISHOFF, Ruth Ann  Spiker

Ruth Ann Bishoff, 61, of Bruceton Mills (Cuzzart community), died Thursday, March 19, 1998, at home. She was born March 13, 1937, at Cuzzart, daughter of the late Robert Loren and Nellie Feather Spiker. She was a member of Cuzzart Wesleyan Church. She is survived by her husband, Jesse V. Bishoff of Bruceton Mills; three sons and spouses, Steven and Debbie Bishoff, Mark and Drema Bishoff and Vaughn and LeeAnne Bishoff, all of Bruceton Mills; two sisters and spouses, Mary Lou and Marvin D. Ringer, and Betty and Roy D. Smith, all of Bruceton Mills; and seven grandchildren. Friends may call at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Brandonville, from 2-5 and 7-9 today, (Saturday), and at Cuzzart Wesleyan Church from noon Sunday, March 22, until 1 p.m. service with the Rev. Russell Mills officiating. Burial will be in Centenary Cemetery, Bruceton Mills.
The Preston County News; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; March 21, 1998
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010

 


BISHOP, Mrs. Amanda C. Willison

Services for Mrs. Amanda C. Bishop, 72, wife of Sherman Bishop, 62 Maple Street, who died Sunday, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. in Bethany Evangelical United Brethren Church by Rev. C. K. Welch, pastor. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park. Born in Hyndman, Pa., Mrs. Bishop was a daughter of the late Jacob and Susan Willison. She held membership in Bethany Church and the Royal Neighbors of America. Surviving in addition to her husband, are three sons, Harold E. Bishop, Keyser, W. Va.; Clarence E. Bishop, Narrows, Va., and Orval L. Bishop, this city; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth I. Wilkins, Baltimore; one brother, Charles Willison, Hyndman; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Clites, also of Hyndman; Mrs. Robert Carolus, Rockwood, and Mrs. Emma Schade, this city, and five grandchildren. The body is at the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 4, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 29, 2011 



BISHOP, Charles "Lonnie"

Charles "Lonnie" Bishop, 62, of Morgantown. formerly of Myrtle Beach, S.C., passed away Friday, March 26, 2010, at Madison Rehab Center. Lonnie was born in Kingwood on March 4, 1948 to Wilma Jean Bishop of Morgantown and the late Gay Alton Bishop. Lonnie grew up in the Riverside section of Westover, where he attended Riverside Jr. High and graduated from University High School in 1967. After high school, he joined the Army National Guard. Later, he started his career working for Car Care Center on the Mileground In Morgantown. then opened his own body shop, Custom Body Works in Westover. For the last 25 years he has resided in Myrtle Beach, where he worked as an auto body repairman at Myrtle Beach Body Works. Lonnie had a lifelong passion for motors ports and enjoyed drag racing, motorcycles, and NASCAR ~ Later in life he became interested in woodworking and enjoyed creating miniature wood cars for Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Gang. In addition to his mother, Lonnie is survived by one sister and spouse. Beverly and Ed Annon of Grafton; one brother. David Bishop of Amity, PA; one niece. Louren Bishop of Martinsburg; one nephew. Landon Bishop of Pittsburgh; his ex-wife. Jackie of Morgantown; and stepchildren. Kevin Sisler and Elizabeth Campbell of Morgantown. In addition to his father, Lonnie was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents. Gay and Hazel Bishop; maternal grandparents, John and Minnie Calhoun; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends may call at McCulla Funeral Home from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday and on Monday, March 29, from 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Gary Helms officiating. Online condolences: www.mcculla.com
Friday, March 26. 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted August 7, 2010

BISHOP, Charles "Lonnie" 

Charles "Lonnie" Bishop, 62 of Morgantown, formerly of Myrtle Beach, SC, died March 26, 2010, at Madison Rehab Center. He was born on March 4, 1948, in Kingwood, a son of Wilma Jean Bishop, of Morgantown, and the late Gay Alton Bishop. He grew up in the Riverside section of Westover, where he attended Riverside Jr. High and graduated from University High School in 1967. After high school, he joined the Army National Guard. Later, he started his career working for Car Care Center, on the Mileground, then opened his own body shop, Custom Body Works, in Westover.   For the last 25 years he has resided in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he worked as an auto body repairman at Myrtle Beach Body Works. He had a lifelong passion for motorsports and enjoyed drag racing, motorcycles, and NASCAR. Later in life he became interested in wood working and enjoyed creating miniature wood cars for Kyle Petty's Victory Junction Gang. He is also survived by a sister and spouse, Beverly and Ed Annon, of Grafton, a brother David Bishop, of Amity, PA: one niece and one nephew; his ex-wife Jackie of Morgantown; and step-children, Kevin Sisler and Elizabeth Campbell  of Morgantown. He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Gay and Hazel Bishop, maternal grandparents, John and Minnie Calhoun, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services were held Monday, March 29, at McCulla Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Gary Helms officiating.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; March 31, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted December 12, 2010

 


 

BISHOP, Clarice Elizabeath Harned

Clarice Elizabeth Bishop, 94, of Beech Run Community, Albright, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, in Heartland of Preston County. She was born June 25, 1911, in Albright, a daugh¬ter of the late Marshall O. and Hannah Graham Harned. She was a member of the Albright United Methodist Church. She was a wonderful hostess for family and friends when they visited in her home. She is survived by three daughters and spouses, Viola "Toots" and Willard "Phil' Groves, of Kingwood, Shirley and Jim Rinard, of Conyers, Ga., Sue and Robert "Buck" Eavenson of Bruceton Mills; three sons, Paul C. Bishop of Preston Country Club, Ron and Fay Bishop of Aurora, and Marshall and Karen Bishop of Cheat Lake; 14 grandchildren and spouses, Mike and Melissa Groves of Kingwood, Brad and Sherry Groves of Bruceton Mills, Jeff Groves of Kingwood, Scott and Jody Groves of Ashland, Ohio, Lori and Joe Seaman of Penbrooke Pines, Fla., Jennifer and Steve Davis of Marietta, Ga., and Krista and Todd Elliott of Bufford, Ga., Elissa Eavenson of Morgantown, Beth and Tom Friend of Racine, Wis., Joe and Deanna Bishop of Oakland, Md., Chad and Beth Bishop of Aurora, Hayley and Blake Graham of Cheat Lake, Sean Bishop of Morgantown, Danielle and Garet Bish¬op, both of Cheat Lake; 16 great-grandchildren, Megan, Nicole, Tyler, Michelle, Lindsay, Ryan, Matt, Jessica, Casey, Shelby, Roni, David, Claire, Abby, Emma and Sydney; one brother, Marshall Harned Jr. of Albright; a brother-in-law, Kermit Miller of Beech Run; and a sister-in-law, Thelma Smith of Beech Run; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joe E. Bishop; and two sisters, Burhl Miller and Hazel Feathers. Friends will be received at the Browning Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, and from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Raynard Martin and the Rev. R. Joe Lamm officiating. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery.
Unidentified  Newspaper,  aboutTuesday, Aug. 9, 2005
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010

 


BISHOP, Earl

FRIENDSVILLE - Earl Bishop, 85, died yesterday at his home after a long illness. Born at Albright, W. Va., he was a son of the late Raymond and Laura (Seal) Bishop. Mr. Bishop was a member of Keeler Glade Church of God. Surviving are his widow, Bertha (Friend) Bishop; a son, Paul Bishop, Houston, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Violetta M. Radabaugh, Masontown, W. Va.; Mrs. Genevieve Cuppett, Brandonville, W. Va., and Mrs. Dorotha Williams, Berlin Center, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Berringer, Sharon, Pa.: 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Newman Funeral Home here where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home by REv. J. Arnold Berg. Burial will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News, Cumberland, Maryland; April 30, 1971; pages 6 & 12.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted June 30, 2012


BISHOP, Mrs. Edna Sines

TITUSVILLE. -- Mrs. Ned Bishop, 37, of Centerville,, Route 1 (Five Corners), died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday morning at the home of relatives in Titusville. Mrs. Bishop, who had been ill for some time, was shopping in the city when she was stricken. She was immediately taken to the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thomas of 630 South Franklin st. The inhalator and iron lung of the Titusville Fire department were summoned but not used. Minuteman Merle Weaver administered artifical respiration without success. Mrs. Bishop, the former Edna Sines, was born February 22, 1915, in Oakland, Md., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Sines, both of whom survive her. She was married to Mr. Bishop July 9 1942 in Carlton, Ky. Mrs. Bishop attended the Titusville Free Methodist Church, and was a member of the auxiliary of Bruce Shorts Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving besides her husband and parents are two children, Mona L. and Garry Bishop; a sister, Mrs. Rex Armstrong of Tyronville, Route 1; and five brothers, Dale of Pleasantville, Clifford and Donald of Hydetown; Clyde of Titusville, and John Sines of Angola, N.Y. Arrangements for the funeral are in charge of the Tracy Home of Funerals.
From the Oil City "Blizzard" of June 30, 1952, Section 2, Page 9
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted February 1, 2014


BISHOP, Mrs Lucy Rarick

Mount Savage, Md Oct 29
Mrs Lucy Bishop, 55, former resident of Mt. Savage, died yesterday at Somerset. Surviving are one daughter. Mrs. Lawrence Eager, McKeesporl, and son, Edward Ratigan, Mt. Savage. She was a sister of Thomas Rarick, Los Angeles, Calif., John Rarick, McKeesport, and Mrs. William Michaels. Eckhart. The body was removed to Hafer's Funeral home. Frostburg, where friends and relatives will be received.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, October 29, 1940 - pg 13, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 31, 2010



BISHOP, Paul W.

FRIENDSVILLE - Paul W. Bishop, 60, of Uniontown, died Monday at Uniontown Hospital. A native of Friendsville, he was a son of Mrs. Bertha (Friend) Bishop, Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland, and the late Earl Bishop. Also surviving are a son, James A. Bishop, Cleveland, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Joann Matthews, Cleveland; Mrs. Judith Haygood, Warren, Texas; Debra and Diane, Galveston, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Violetta Radabaugh, Masontown, W. Va.; Mrs. Genevieve Cuppett, Bruceton Mills, W. Va., and Mrs. Dorothy Williams, Youngstown, Ohio, and 10 grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, here, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m., with Rev. Jacob Gray officiating. Interment will be in Blooming Rose Cemetery.
Source: The Cumberland News; Cumberland, Maryland; Wednesday, April 10, 1974; page 4.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted December 13, 2013


BISHOP, Miss Pauline Leota

Pauline Leota Bishop, 65, of Parsons, died Wednesday, January 12, 2011, in Elkins. She was born February 16, 1942, in Albright, a daughter of Opal G. Carrico Bishop and the late Frank C. Bishop. She was Methodist by faith. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a sister, Marlene Nestor, of Rowlesburg. She was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Bishop. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January IS, at Browning Funeral Home, in Kingwood, with Pastor Dick Gadd and the Rev. Jeff Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; Jan 19, 2011
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted August 10, 2011



 

BISHOP, Violet V.

Violet V. Bishop, 82, Terra Alta, W.Va., died Thursday, March 18, 2010, at Dennett Road Manor, Oakland.  .Born Feb. 28, 1928, in Preston County, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Charles R. and Ruth Morris Kemphfer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James E. Bishop, in 1980; and one sister, Betty Sypolt. She was a member of Salem Church of the Brethren. She retired from Hopemont Hospital as a cook. She also volunteered many years for the Terra Alta Ambulance, Senior Citizens, and the VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by two daughters, Karen S. Nine and Hazel V. Savage, both of Oakland; one son, James M. Bishop, Terra Alta; 10 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. Friends were received at Arthur H. Wright Funeral Home, Terra Alta, where a service was conducted on Sunday, March 21, with Pastor Donnie Savage officiating. Interment was held in Terra Alta Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Terra Alta Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box 384, Terra Alta, WV 26764.
Republican Newspaper, Oakland, Garrett Co, MD, March 25, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010


BISSELL, Mrs. Alvira Thomas

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Alvira (Thomas) Bissell, 45, died last Wednesday in Flint, Michigan, after a lingering illness. Born at Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late John Thomas and Ada (Thomas) Walbert. Surviving besides her mother are her husband, Truman Bissell; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Eckstein, Flint, and Loretta Bissell, at home; a son, Thomas Bissell with the Marines; two sisters, Mrs. Ada DeVore, Detroit, and Mrs. Elsie Ellis, Rescue, W. Va.; four brothers, Samuel I. Thomas, Frostburg; Albert Thomas, Chicago; Loouis Thomas, Murphrysboro, Tenn., and James Thomas, Hampton, Va., and three grandchildren. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Flint. Services were conducted Saturday at the Miles Martin Funeral Home with Rev. Floyd Crompton officiating. Interment was in Flint Memorial Park. Attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ellis, Rescue, Va., James Thomas, Hampton, and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel I. Thomas, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 4, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 24, 2011




BISSETT, Alberta Stuart

"PIEDMONT W. Va.-Mrs. Alberta Stuart Bissett, 65, former resident, died yesterday in Arlington (Va,) hospital where she had been a patient 10 days. Mrs. Bissett had been residing with a niece, Mrs. Bernard Schwinabart, Dunn Loring, Va., for the past four years. Born at Harper's Ferry, she was a daughter of the late Mrs. Teresa (Leavy) LaRue, Piedmont and the late Henry LaRue [note: this is incorrect-the name should be Henry Stuart]. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport. Her husband, Joseph Bissett preceded her in death. Surviving are five brothers: William, Piedmont; Raymond, Hamilton; Louis, Beryl; Clyde, Pinto; and Richard LaRue, Westernport, and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph McGreevy, of here and Mrs. Margaret Kooken, Westernport. The body will be returned to the Fredlock Funeral Home, here. The rosary will be recited at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p.m. A requiem mass will be celebrated Friday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery."
The Cumberland Times"  Wednesday 15 Oct 1958
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 29, 2009
 


BISSETT, Francis DeSales

"Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Akron, Ohio, for Francis DeSales Bissett, who died last Thursday morning in St. Thomas hospital, Akron, where he had been hospitalized for one week.  Burial took place in Akron.  Born January 17, 1914, he was the son of Mrs. Ora Mae (Humphrey) Bissett and the late William J. Bissett.  He was a graduate of Thomas High school and was employed by the Davis Coal and Coke Company and was a chemist in the lab.  He also worked as a chemist at Westvaco's Luke Mill prior to moving to Akron where he was manager of the J. C. Penney store in Chapel Hill Mall.  He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, and fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Akron.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen (Farrell) Bissett; a brother, Joseph W. Bissett, Beckley; two sisters, Miss Gladys Bissett, Piedmont, and Mrs. Darl Stalnaker, Parsons."
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Wednesday, August 6, 1975
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted November 2, 2013


 

BISSETT, Mrs. Mary Bernadette Welsh

“Mrs. John B. Bissett, widow of John F. Bissett, died this morning at her home, 17 West Harrison street, Piedmont, She had been in ill health for several years. A native of Piedmont, Mrs, Bissett was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Kennedy Welsh. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic church. Survivors include a son, John Bissett, at home, three sisters, Mrs. Kate Dixon, and Mrs. Thomas Carney, both of Terra Alta; and Mrs. L. E. Bissett, Piedmont. The body is at Fredlock’s funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.”
“The Herald” Piedmont, West Virginia, Thurs 7 Oct 1954
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 27, 2009

BISSETT, Mrs. Mary Bernadette Welsh

“Requiem mass for Mrs. Mary B. Bissett, widow of John F. Bissett, who died last Thursday morning at her home, 17 West Harrison street, Piedmont, was  celebrated Saturday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church by Rev. George Pugh, assistant pastor. Rev. Charles Quinn, assistant pastor, was in the sanctuary. Interment was in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were Patrick J. Healy, John Schaeffer, Woodrow Wilson, William Faherty, John Kelly and Edward Pendergast.  Among the out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were Mrs. Nora Fleming, Mrs. Emmet Fahey, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Laughlin, Cumberland; Mrs. Joseph Graney, Mrs. Katherine Dixon, Mrs. Thomas Carney, Miss Margaret Welsh, Terra Alta; Miss Helen Hughes and Miss Jo King, Oakland.”
NOTE: She was formerly Mary Bernadette Welsh, daughter of Michael and Mary Kennedy Walsh.
“The Herald” Piedmont, West Virginia, Thurs 14 Oct 1954
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted August 27, 2009



 

BISSETT, Michael Joseph 

"Funeral services for Michael Joseph Bissett, native of Piedmont, who died early Saturday morning at his home on West Piedmont street, Keyser, were held Monday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport, with Solemn High Mass. Rev. P.J. Morahan, pastor at Keyser, was celebrant, Rev. John O'Hara, assistant pastor at Keyser, was deacon, and Rev. J. A. Caulfield, assistant pastor of St. Peter's Church, was sub-deacon. Rev. Father Morahan delivered the sermon. Rev. A. Scarpati and Rev. Russell Phelan, of St. Peter's Church, were in the sanctuary. The pallbearers were: Honorary, John Dorsey, Michael Gibblin, William Quinn, of Keyser; Frank Mayola, of Piedmont; active, Dennis Collins, Robert Davis, Ernest Wright, William Dorsey, of Keyser; William Kelly, of Piedmont; and John Donley, of Westernport. Out-of-town people here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Eackles, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Evans and Bertie Evans, of Harpers Ferry; Mrs. Pansy Byer, Mrs. Walter Moore, Mrs. Rose Byer, Mr. and Mrs. William Exminger, Hubert Donahue, Miss Gladys Murphy, Miss Marie Bissett, Miss Madeline Bissett, Mrs. Julia Hotchkiss, Miss Beatrice Manion, Mrs. Steve King, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reed, Richard Laughlin, Fid Roffworn, of Cumberland; Charles Jewel, David Byers and son, John, of Ridgeley; Mr. and Mrs. William Bissett and daughter, Vivian, and sons, Joseph and Francis, of Thomas; John Manion, Mrs. Anna Kight, Mrs. Genevieve Brady, of Frostburg; Francis Herbert, of Mt. Savage; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Melody, Misses Mamie and Beatrice Fahey, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Zaycot, Mrs. Mary Dorsey, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde LaRue, of Keyser. Mr. Bissett was born and reared in Piedmont. After his marriage to Miss Bertie Stewart (sic) of this place, they moved to Cumberland, whence they moved to Keyser a few years ago. He had been employed as engineer for the Western Maryland Railway for about thirty years. Later he engaged in the restaurant business. Besides his wife, he leaves a sister, Mrs. John E. Healy, of Piedmont; and four brothers, William Bissett, Thomas; Keyran, Ligouri and DeSales Bissett, of Piedmont. Though he had been in ill health for several years, he had been seriously sick only a few days. His remains were brought here to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McGreevy. Mrs. McGreevy is a sister of Mrs. Bissett."
"The Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Thursday 5 Mar 1936
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July 29, 2009


BISSETT, William J.

“Requiem High Mass for William J. Bissett, 86, of 76 West Hampshire Street, Piedmont, who died Monday night in Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser, was celebrated this morning in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Westernport. The Rev. George J. Pugh, assistant pastor, was celebrant of the Mass. Interment was in the parish cemetery. Active pallbearers were Paul Laffey, John R. Bissett, Patrick J. Healy, Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Niland and Michael Laffey. Honorary pallbearers were William T. Davis, Joseph L. Mansfield, P. A. Laughlin, Bryan Healy and James Laffey. Born in Piedmont, Mr. Bissett was a son of the late James and Bridget (Mannion) Bissett. He was employed as a fore man by the Davis Coal and Coke Company, Thomas, until his retirement, when he returned to Piedmont. He had been a patient in the hospital since September 21st. Mr. Bissett was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Westernport, and the Holy Name Society of the parish. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ora Bissett; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Stalnaker of Parsons, and Miss Gladys Bissett at home; three sons, Councilman James L. Bissett, Piedmont; Joseph Bissett, Bridgeport, Ohio, and Francis Bissett, Akron, Ohio. Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. John E. Healy, Piedmont; two brothers, Ligouri Bissett and DeSales Bissett, both of Piedmont, and four grandchildren.”
The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, Thu 10 October 1957
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted May 14, 2011


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