Who we are
We are a local family-owned funeral home that has served the communities of Ohio and West Virginia for over 125 years. Our goal is to provide all of the families we serve a respectful and dignified service at a fair price. Whether a traditional service or more contemporary-style service, or just a simple cremation we try to meet all the needs of the individuals and families we serve.
Herbert W. Chidester
Herbert William Chidester, 81, of Pinehurst passed at 10:29 pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Marietta Memorial Hospital with his son and daughter-in-law at his side.
He was born October 21, 1937 in Marietta a son of Russel Chidester and Edna Flannery Chidester. Herb was employed at Kardex as a machinest for 39 years.
Nora L. Bruce
Nora L. Bruce, 81, of Marietta earned her angel wings on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born June 27, 1937 in Little Hocking a daughter of Lloyd and Sarah Jenkins Sayer.
Nora retired in 1998 after 25 years working at Harmar School, which she really enjoyed. She was a homemaker and loved her kids, grandkids and great grandkids.
Gale D. Walters
Gale D. Walters, 59, of Dalzell passed away at 5:05 pm, Monday, June 10, 2019, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born April 5, 1960, in Marietta a son of Gilbert and Dessie Pryor Walters.
Gale worked in the construction business and enjoyed working with his hands—stone carving, working on cars and later in life quilting, following his mother’s example.
Nelma D. Proctor
Nelma D. Proctor, 81, of Barlow, Ohio, passed away peacefully at 1:55 am, Sunday, June 9, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born August 18, 1937, in McFarland, WV, a daughter of Charles L. and Myrtle McCray Fortney.
Nelma was a mother and homemaker. She was a member of Barlow United Methodist Church and Porterfield Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School and was active in Cub Scouts and involved in her community.
Joyce A. Gill
Joyce A. Cunningham Gill, 74, of Whipple went to fly with the angels at 5:02 pm, Friday, June 7, 2019, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was born in Marietta on April 30, 1945, a daughter of Eva Ellen Cunningham.
Joyce was a loving wife for 59 ½ years and also a loving mother.
Michael A. Douglas
Michael A. Douglas, 52, of Marietta passed away Monday, June 3, 2019. He was born June 3, 1967 to the late James E. and Carolyn Edgar Douglas. Michael was employed by the Washington County Highway Department and was a member of the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.