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Obituary, Ohio, 2011

James French Wykle, Jr, 89, passed away February 28, 2011 in Collins, MS.

He was born December 29, 1921 in Sanger, W. Va., the son of James Wykle and Winona Cantley.

He is survived by his daughter, Debora Kerr, of Midlothian, Va.; and his sister, Dorothy Hearn, of Collins, Ms.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkin-son’s Research.

An interment service will be held for members of the family at Hillside Memorial Park.

Please share your thoughts and condolences online at our website: http://www.eckardbaldwin.com.


Source: Akron Beacon Journal, 13 March 2011, online at http://www.legacy.com

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Obituary, Martha Pietkoski, 2001

Martha Pietkoski

OAK HILL – Martha Pietkoski, 95, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001 at Hilltop nursing home following a long illness.

Born July 29, 1906, in Sand Lick, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Eliza Etta Daniels Atha.

Mrs. Pietkoski attended Pilgrim Holiness Church, Fayetteville, and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bernard Ray Pietkoski; a daughter, Rosalee Pietkoski Wykle; and three brothers, Edward, Wilmer and Theodore Atha.

Survivors include two sons, Fred Crouse of Oak Hill and Wayne Crouse of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; a sister, Maude Stover of Quinwood; and grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Bill Menefee officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call one hour before service Saturday at the funeral home.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Chapel, Oak Hill.


Source: Register Herald, 2 November 2001

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Obituary, Wilmer Atha, 2000

July 5, 2000
Wilmer Atha

Oak Hilll – Wilmer Atha, 89, of Oak Hill died July 3, 2000, in a Beckley hospital after a long illness.

He was a member of UMW and the Faith Assembly, Glen Fork.

Surviving: sons, Wilmer Dean Atha of Flat Top, Roy Atha of Rocky Gap, Va., Michael Atha of Fayette County, Bobby Ray Atha of Beckley; sisters, Maude Stover of Quinwood, Martha [surname not printed] of Fayette County; five grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Propsperity, with Pastor Sammy Francis officiating.

Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Source: The Charleston Gazette Online, at this link on 10 March 2001: http://www.wvgazette.com/static/Obituaries/2000/obit0705.html

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Clipping, Ohio, ca. 1950

Merry Christmas to all my readers and relatives, with a special thank you to those serving our country.


Source: Undated clipping from unknown newspaper, most likely published in Akron, Ohio. In possession of Debora Kerr.

Note: Typographical error in spelling of ‘Wykle.’

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Local News, Matville, 1909

MATVILLE

   J.M. Harper, who has been ill for
quite a while, is gradually getting worse.
   Jas. Shumate is doing a rushing busi-
ness cutting lumber at this place. Jim
is a hustler.
   Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Pettry, who have
been confined to their rooms for some
time with typhoid fever, are slowly im-
proving.
   The three schools near Matville, con-
ducted by Leonard Stover, Misses Irene
Thompson and Miss Pearl Stover are
giving entire satisfaction.
   The advent of old “Mr. Tangle Leg”
brought very suddenly to a close the
preaching at Rocky Point conducted by
the Rev. Thos, Williams, D.D. Shame
on you, boys.
   All persons wishing to trade horses
will do well to call on the boys of Mat-
ville who attended jocky street Monday
and laid in a nice assortment of thor-
oughbreds. French Wykle claims the
honor of being the sole owner of the
mule that helped haul the mud sills of
Noah’s Ark. While John Phipps says
he knows his will plow, for Adam broke
him in the garden of Eden.
   Elliott Harper and family left last
week for Prudence, where they will
make their future home.
   Miss Irene Thompson was visiting at
her home in Fayette, last week. She
was accompanied by the Misses Cottle
and Miss Janet Harper.
   Waymon Daniel and Lee Atha were
calling at Mrs. Thos. Arnold’s Sunday.
   Rev. Thos. Williams preached a very
interesting and forcible sermon to a
large and attentive congregation at the
O.U.A.M. hall Saturday evening.
   Misses Pearle Stover and Janet Har-
per were out horseback riding Satur-
day afternoon.
   W.P. Wykle, of Marshes, was calling
at Jas. Harper’s one day last week in
search of seed onions.
   Jackson Arnold was seen on our street
last week with a gun on his shoulder
enroute to Eccles.
   Albert Milem is swapping sides with
the soil preparatory to a crop.
   Chas. Atha has been confined to his
room for the past few days with rheu-
matism.
   French Wykle was calling at James
Harper’s last Tuesday.
   Mrs. Agnes Harper was seen on the
streets Monday on her way to Albert
Milem’s.
   Lee Harper on of our leading citi-
zens is confined to his room this week
due to a sprained ankle.
   Jas. Daniel was at Matville Tuesday.
   Miss Frenchie Clyburn was the guest
of Miss Amanda Atha Saturday.
   The young ladies of this place seem
to be getting rather lovely of late.
   The Lively’s that were calling here
Saturday and Sunday were Messrs.
Lewis Caperton, William Evergreen,
John and Walter Franklin of Roseville.
Also Joseph Williams and Jas. Toney of
Paintsville.
   Sam Harper made a business trip to
Eccles one day last week.
   We had a wedding in town Wednes-
day. The contracting parties were Mr.
Tilden Williams of Eccles, and Miss
Rose Arnold, of Matville.


The Raleigh Herald
Thursday, February 11, 1909
Page 2, columns 4 & 5.
Beckley, WV

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