Obituaries for Monday, September 29, 2008

Published 5:00 am Monday, September 29, 2008

Mary Ann Skidmore Douglass Bolian

Mary Ann (Skidmore) Douglass Bolian, 85, of Parkersburg wenthome to be with her Heavenly Father on Sept. 27, 2008.

She was born in Parkersburg, W.V. on Jan. 8, 1923, the ninth of14 children born to the late George and Bessie GillespieSkidmore.

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She was a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and a memberof the Excelsior Sunday School Class and Miriam Fountain Circle atEmmanuel. Mary enlisted in the WAVES (Women Accepted For VolunteerEmergency Services) in 1943 and was stationed at the U.S. NavalHospital at Treasure Island, Calif., after training. She was apharmacist mate first class when she was discharged from the WAVES.After the war, she attended Ohio State University for one yearbefore marrying Paul C. Douglass in 1947. They were married fornearly 41 years before his death. Mary retired in 1982 after manyyears from the Bureau of Public Debt. Mary married Sam Bolian onSept. 17, 1994.

Mary is survived by her husband: Sam Bolian, of Parkersburgformerly of Lincoln County, Miss.; daughter, Paula (Bob) Hamm, ofMassillion, Ohio; granddaughter, Gretchen Douglass, of WestHollywood, Calif.; grandson, Benjamin (Ashley) Hamm, of Mt. Olive,Ala.; brother, John (Billie) Skidmore, of El Paso, Texas;sister-in-law, Roberta Skidmore; brother-in-law, Morris (Buck)Muntz; stepson, Joe (Brenda) Bolian; stepgranddaughters, KristenBolian (Amanda Hudnall) and Jennifer Bolian; many nieces andnephews and her beloved dog companions, Cindy and Vicky.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul C.Douglass; five brothers, Paul Skidmore, Aaron Skidmore, DavidSkidmore, George Skidmore and Herbert Harlan Skidmore; sevensisters, Mildred Haines, LuLu Reynolds, Isa Smith, Grace Hedrick,Ruby Richards, Betty Dawson and Bonnie Muntz.

Mary was a loving and compassionate woman and especially enjoyedbeing Gretchen and Ben’s grandmother. She will be greatly missed byall who knew and loved her.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Baptist Church withDr. William Thomas and the Rev. David Carpenter officiating. Burialwill follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Cairo, W.V. Visitation isWednesday from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. at Leavitt FuneralHome, Parkersburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Baptist ChurchMemorial Fund, 1710 23rd Street, Parkersburg, W.V. 26101. Onlinecondolences may be sent to the family

Lavada Monte Kyzar Boyte

Services for Lavada Monte Kyzar Boyte, of Brookhaven, are 11a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Riverwood Family Funeral Service Chapelwith burial in Easthaven Cemetery.

Mrs. Boyte, 87, died Sept. 28, 2008, at her residence. She wasborn to Albert Wesley Kyzar and Carrie Elizabeth TownsendKyzar.

Se was a retired bus driver and cafeteria worker. She was amember of Union Baptist Church and the East Lincoln HomeDemonstration Club.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Wessie D.Boyte Sr.; daughter, Tommie Elizabeth Allen; a sister, Winnie BellHall; her brothers, Albert Wesley Kyzar Jr. and Bill Kyzar; and ason-in-law, Mike Page.

Survivors include her sons, Wessie Dee Boyte Jr. and wife,Regina, of Brookhaven, Edwin Dale Boyte and wife, Martha, of BogueChitto, James William Boyte and wife, Amy, of Bogue Chitto, andRicky Dwayne Boyte and wife, Sheree, of Needham, Ala.; ason-in-law, Wayne Allen, of Jena, La.; her daughters, KathleenBogard, of Pascagoula, Bontia Nell Boyte and husband, Pete, ofBrookhaven, Theresa Ann Dodd, of Malvern, Ark., Linda Fay Davis andhusband, Clinton, of Brookhaven; 22 grandchildren; 36great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries in Brookhaven.

Ruth H. Hedgepeth

Services for Ruth H. Hedgepeth, of Silver Creek, are 2 p.m.Monday, Sept. 29, at Hepzibah Baptist Church in Silver Creek withburial in the church cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello isin charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hedgepeth, 79, died Sept. 27, 2008, at Lawrence CountyHospital in Monticello. She was born on April 10, 1929, to RobertCarson Harvey and Annie Mable Davis Harvey.

She was a homemaker and a member of Hepzibah Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband WayneDaniels Hedgepeth; a son, Ronald Daniels Hedgepeth; two brothers;and a sister.

Survivors include her son, Samuel Wayne Hedgepeth and wife, Sue,of Greenville; her daughters, Joyce H. Smith and husband, Terrell,of Oakvale, and Nora King and husband, Coyle, of Silver Creek; herdaughter-in-law, Neoto McCullough, of Cantonement, Fla.; hersister, Ann Harvey Sanders, of Silver Creek; and her grandchildren,Billy Terrell Smith, Thomas Wayne Smith, Tabatha King Hewitt,Shannon Coyle King, Amy Ruth Davis, Davis Loyd Hedgepeth, SueAnneHedgepeth and Amanda Hedgepeth Mackey.

Lowell Ray LeDoux

Services for Lowell Ray LeDoux, of Brookhaven, are 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Easthaven Baptist Church.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 9 p.m. at Riverwood FamilyFuneral Service.

Mr. LeDoux, 74, died Sept. 27, 2008, at Southwest MississippiRegional Medical Center in McComb. He was born on March 28, 1934,to Marquette Anthony LeDoux and Mary Edna Fontenot LeDoux.

He was a truck driver with Wal-Mart Transportation. He was adeacon and member of Easthaven Baptist Church. He was a member ofthe Brotherhood Bass Busters and was the recipient of numerous safedriving awards.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, BuddyLeDoux, Sherman LeDoux, Jake LeDoux and Mack LeDoux; and hissisters, Thelma Myers and Alice Newton.

Survivors include his wife, Emily Ruth Ingalls LeDoux; his sons,Nelson LeDoux and wife, Camilla, of Evansville, Ind., and MiltonLeDoux and wife, Joanne, of Charlotte, N.C.; his daughters, BettyJo Gingles and husband, John, of Shreveport, La., and Julie AnnLambert and husband, Shannon, of Brookhaven; his sister, BettyHenning; and his six grandchildren, Jordan LeDoux, Dakota McNeese,Andrew McNeese, Jessica McNeese, Savanah Lambert and AdonnyaSwain-LeDoux.