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PORTMESS, Bruce

Bruce Portmess, third son of E. T. Portmess, whose former home was near Bethel, but now of Cumberland, died Wednesday night of last week in the Western Maryland Hospital of that dread disease, typhoid fever. He had been sick nearly six weeks and was thought to be on his way to recovery when he was called away without any of the family being present. It was a sad shock to the family, Robert Bruce was 13 years and one month old. A very prominent bright young boy with a very sweet and amiable disposition, endearing all those to him who knew him. He was brought back to Bethel and laid to rest by his little sister, who had preceded upon him about two years before. Their pastor, Rev. Barrett, of Cumberland, accompanied them and conducted the funeral services, which were very touching, impressive and uplifting. He has gone no doubt to the better world, where pain is felt no more, where the flowers are ever blooming and is singing with the other children around God's throne. The pall bearers were six little boys nearly all of whom had been his playmates. He is survived by his father, mother, three brothers and three sisters. Their many friends, in their heart-stricken grief, mourn with and extend their love and sympathy. May God bless the bereaved family. Mr. E. T. Portmess is well known in Keyser, having taught school here several years ago.
Mineral Daily News, May 30, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 11, 2010

PORTMESS, Earl W.

Earl W. Portmess, 50, of Valley View Heights, RD 1, Hyndman, was pronounced dead on arrival yesterday morning at Memorial Hospital. He had become ill while working at Works 7, PPG Industries. Born in Cumberland April 24, 1919, he was a son of the late Wilbur L. and E. Louise (McKenzie) Portmess. Mr. Portmess was a local aviator and had served with the USAF during World War II, in the Asiatic Theater, under the command of General Joseph Stillwell. He attended Penn Avenue School and graduated from the New York Institute of Photography. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Ellen (Johnson) Portmess; three sons, Earl Lee Portmess, James L. Portmess and Mark Alan Portmess, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah V. Shoup, Madley, Pa., and Mrs. Geraldine L. Slaton, city, and a brother, Wayne F. Portmess, Mexico Farms.
Cumberland Sunday Times, November 9, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2010

PORTMESS, Mrs. Louise McKenzie

Mrs. Louise Esther Portmess, 79, wife of Wilbur L. Portmess, 1404 Virginia Avenue, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital following an illness of a year. Born at Gore Bay, Canada, she was a daughter of the late John and Louise (Fields) McKenzie. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Wayne F. Portmess, Mexico Farms, and Earl W. Portmess, this city; two daughters, Mrs. Emmanuel Shoup, Buffalo Mills, Pa., and Mrs. William Slaton, city; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Arniel, Ontario, Canada; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where services will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p.m by Rev. Harold R. McClay. Interment will be in Lybarger Lutheran Cemetery, Hyndman, Pa.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 31, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 19, 2009

PORTMESS, Wilbur Lee

Wilbur Lee Portmess, 77, of 207 New Hampshire Avenue, died Friday night in Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient two months. Born in Okonoko, W. Va., he was a son of the late Charles and Addie R. (Wiser) Portmess. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Louise E. McElfish (sic: McKenzie). Mr. Portmess was a veteran of World War I and a retired employee of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. He held membership in the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen. Surviving are two sons, Wayne F. Portmess, Mexico Farms, and Earl W. Portmess, this city; two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Shoup, Buffalo Mills, Pa., and Mrs. Geraldine Slaton, city; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Services will be conducted there today at 2 p.m. by Rev. Jack E. Stouffer, and interment will be in Lybarger Cemetery, Madley, Pa.  Pallbearers  will be Charles Bockhouse, John Shoup, Ernest Keller, Lloyd Johnson, Harvey Johnson and Stanley Walker.
The Cumberland News, June 15, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 20, 2015

 

Name: Patricia Ann “Patty” Potavin, 54, of Corriganville, MD
Parents: Martha (Cooney) Hanna and the late Joseph Hanna.
DOB: November 24, 1953, in New York
DOD: Friday, February 29, 2008, at her home
Spouse: Paul A. Potavin
Predeceased by: father
Survived by: mother; husband; sons, Andrew Potavin and Matthew Potavin; daughter, Kerryanne Elizabeth Potavin, all at home; brother, Dennis Joseph Hanna and wife Margaret, Mastic Long Island, New York
Burial: Cremation

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 4, 2014

POTTER, Julia Cavanaugh

POTTER, JULIA CAVANAUGH - Age 90 years of 340 Braddock Ave, Uniontown, PA., died Friday, May 14, 1976 at 6:15 p.m. She was born in Midland, MD, October 30, 1885 and was the daughter of the late James and Mary Atkinson Cavanaugh. She was predeceased by her husband, William C. Potter Sr., May 21, 1945, seven sisters and two brothers. She was a member of St. John's R.C. Church, Christian Mothers of St John's and Catholic Daughters of America. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Wendell P (Rita) Wooddy, Uniontown; a son, William Potter, Uniontown; four grandchildren, a great grandchild. The family will receive friends in the Oats-McGee Funeral Home, 71 Pennsylvania Ave., Uniontown this evening 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday until 9;30 a.m. A Concelebrated Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. in St. John's R.C Church with Rev. Fr. Stephen McCarren as celebrant. Interment in Sylvan heights Cemetery. St John's Parish Rosary, Catholic Daughters of America and Christian Mother's of St John's will recite the Rosary Sunday at 8 p.m.
Morning Herald Newspaper; Uniontown, Fayette Co, PA; May 15, 1976, pg 17, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 16, 2010

POTTS, Mrs. Mary Magdalene Keefer

Magdalene Potts, aged about 45(sic) years, wife of Jonas Potts died Friday morning at her home near Little Orleans. Md. She had only been sick two days. Surviving are her husband, one son. Albert, and one daughter, Mrs. A. T(L). Clay, of Cumberland. Mrs. Potts was formerly Miss Keefer and lived for ten years with Mrs. Dennis O'Neal of Cumberland.

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, October 13, 1915 - pg 10, col 5; (Courtesy of Pat Dailey) Posted August 23, 2016

POTTS, Mrs Magdalene Keefer

POTTS 13 Oct 1915 Mrs Magdalene Potts, about 45 years, wife of Jonas Potts, died Friday (8 Oct) at her home near Little Orleans MD following a sickness of 2 days. Surviving are her husband; son, Albert and; daughter Mrs A T Clay of Cumberland. Mrs Potts was formerly Miss Keefer and for 10 years lived in Cumberland with Mrs Dennis O’Neal13 October 1915; Excerpts from The Cumberland Times - transcribed by Charles Often - 1915 - October ; (Courtesy of Pat Dailey) Posted August 23, 2016

POWELL, Audra Lillian

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY, Review (Romney) of 11th - The all wise God, seen cause to call from earth, friends and loved ones, a young girl in the flower and beauty of her youth. Audra Lillian Powell, daughter of R D and Elizabeth Powell, of Forks of Capon, this county. Audra was nearing her twenty-first birthday when she was called away on Dec 5. At the time of her death, she was taking a training course, in the profession of nursing in a hospital in Pittsburg, Pa, when the dread disease, diphtheria, took hold of her.
Keyser Tribune, December 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 11, 2010

POWELL, Mrs. Audrey Mary Carter

Mrs. Audrey Carter Powell, 24, died on Christmas afternoon in the Franklin County Sanitarium, Columbus, Ohio. She was the wife of William Powell, of Wheeling, W. Va. The funeral took place at the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Carter, of Smithfield, Ohio. She is survived by her husband and three sisters, Evelyn, LaVerne and Alice Marie. Interment was in the Smithfield Cemetery. Mrs. Powell was formerly of Cumberland. She was a granddaughter of Mrs. Hannah Kirby, 29 Browning street. Mrs. Hannah Kirby, Miss Bessie Kirby, William Kirby, Mrs. Elsie Wilson and son, Harry, Mr. and Mrs. George Kirby, Mr. and Mrs. George Arbogast, of Cumberland, and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Davis and Mrs. Alfred Courts, of Wheeling, attended the funeral.
Published Wednesday, December 30, 1936 in THE EVENING TIMES, Cumberland, Maryland on page 9, col. 5.
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted March 29, 2017

POWELL, Miss Cora

Word has come to relatives here of the death of Miss Cora Powell, in Colorado. The remains were brought to Buckeye, Doddridge Co, this State for burial. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Powell, who lived for many years in Grant Co, then moved to Doddridge co, where they died. The young woman had many relatives in Grant Co.
Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 19, 2010

Freda E. Powell
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted January 1, 2011

Name: Gerri Jondina Powell, 46, of Water St., Oakland, MD
Parents: John and Hester (Haywood) Miles
DOB: September 16, 1957, in Baltimore, MD
DOD: Thursday, September 2, 2004, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, MD
Spouse: Jimmie M. Casteel
Survived by: husband; brothers, Johnny Johnson, Timothy Bosley and Joseph Zack, all of Texas; Bobby Miles, Baltimore; sisters, Evelyn Rodgers, Lee Bolling and Marion Cornette, all of Baltimore; Debbie Callahan, of Texas
Memorial Service: September 12, 2004, no burial indicated

Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 9, 2014

POWELL, Mrs. Helen M. Peer

RIDGELEY, W.Va. — Helen M. Powell, 83, of Ridgeley, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born Feb. 12, 1921, in Wiley Ford, she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Rice) Peer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter B. Powell; an infant daughter, Jeannie K. Powell; one brother, Paul Peer; and one sister, Mary Peer. Mrs. Powell was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Assembly of God Church, Wiley Ford. Surviving are one daughter, Virginia A. Clark and husband Frank, Ridgeley; five sons, Walter R. Powell and wife Bonnie Lou, Aspers, Pa., Paul L. Powell and wife Ann, Short Gap; Dennis L. Powell and wife Georgie, Ridgeley; Bennie G. Powell and fiancee Carol Hartman, Keyser; and George D. Powell and wife Tammy, Short Gap; one brother, Junior Peer, Keyser; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, on Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor James Blubaugh and the Rev. Florice Reckley officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Wednesday, December 29, 2004
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 11, 2017

POWELL, J. E.

Fairmont W Va
J. E. Powell, aged 38 years, died Monday from typhoid fever. He was formerly a newspaper man and City Treasurer of Fairmont. His widow and one daughter survive. He was the son of Lamar Powell, a veteran newspaper man.
Keyser Tribune, February 14, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 21, 2010

POWELL, Mrs. Jane A.

The funeral services of Mrs. Jane A. Powell, 74 years old, who died early yesterday, will be held this morning at the residence of her son, Stephen D. Powell, 1538 Harlem avenue. The Rev. V. G. Mills, pastor of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. J.M. Gillum, pastor of the Walbrook Methodist Episcopal Church. Besides her son Mrs. Powell is survived by three daughters, Mrs. G. P. Vickers, Mrs. George Thompson, and Mrs. William Bandle. Mrs. Powell was formerly a resident of Piedmont, W. Va., and her burial will be in Philos Cemetery, in that city.
Published Friday, November 12, 1920 in THE BALTIMORE SUN, Baltimore, Maryland on page 9, col. 6
(Courtesy of Charles Riend)
Posted September 18, 2015

Name: John "Jack" Franklin Powell, 80, of Cumberland, MD
Parents: William R. and Henrietta (Twigg) Powell
DOB: February 17, 1923, in Cumberland, MD
DOD: Thursday, November 20, 2003, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: Catherine (White) Powell
Military: U.S. Navy veteran of WW II
Predeceased by: parents
Survived by: wife; son, Bob Powell and wife Donna, Ann Arbor, MI; daughter, Cynthia (Powell) Edgehill and husband Ed, West Chester, PA; sister, Sophia Powell, Cumberland; brother, Lear T. Powell and wife Maxine, Kernersville, KY
Burial: November 24, 2003, Maryland State Veterans’ Cemetery, Rocky Gap, MD
Source: Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 15, 2014

Name: Joshua Michael Powell, age 14
Parents: Fred and Kathy Powell
DOB: July 2, 1991, in Oakland, MD
DOD: April 19, 2006, at Western Maryland Health System, Memorial Hospital Campus, Cumberland, MD
Survived by: parents; sister, Abby Powell; grandmother, Catharine Hoye, Grantsville, MD

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 28, 2014

POWELL, Mrs. Maggie Clise

Midland - Mrs Maggie Powell, 83, of here died yesterday in Miner's Hospital, Frostburg. Born in Midland, she was a daughter of the late Harrison Clise and Matilda (Stevenson) Clise and was the widow of Harvey Powell. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs Bessie Uphold, Lonaconing; two sons, Edward Powell, Lonaconing and Edgar Powell, Baltimore: two sisters, Miss Agnes Clise of here and Mrs Belle Beeman, Frostburg; three grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. The body is at the Eichhorn Funeral Home, Lonaconing where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev John McClain. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, February 22, 1971 - pg 18, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 9, 2014

POWELL, Thomas R.

FROSTBURG — Thomas R. Powell, 65, of Frostburg, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born July 17, 1946, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Huey W. Sr. and Lola V. (Frost) Powell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Keith Powell, and one brother, Charles Powell. Tom was U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and recipient of the Purple Heart. He was retired from P.T.I Transportation as a driver, but also held employment with B&O Railroad, FSU Maintenance, and American Legion Farrady Post 24, where he tended bar. Surviving are his two brothers, Huey W. (Buck) Powell Jr. and wife Cheryl, of West Virginia, Joseph W. Powell and wife Gloria, of Mount Savage; aunt, Hazel Miller, of Cumberland; uncle, James Powell, of Cumberland; loving friend and companion, Nellie Bittner, of Frostburg; cousin, Donnie Gentry; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Saturday, May 12, 2012, from 9 to 11 a.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home on Saturday following the viewing at 11 a.m. with the Rev. George Harpold officiating. Military honors will be presented by American Legion Farrady Post 24, Frostburg. Tom was cremated in accordance with his wishes and will be buried at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone, at a later date.
Cumberland Times-News, May 9, 2012
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 12, 2012

 

POWELL, Walter B.

Walter B. Powell, 49, of RD 1, Ridgeley, was dead on arrival yesterday at Memorial Hospital. Born in Levels, W. Va., he was a son of Mrs. Mary (Moreland) Powell, RD 1, Ridgeley, and the late Floyd Powell, He was an employe of the Cumberland Cement and Supply Company. Also surviving are his widow, Helen M. (Peer) Powell; five sons, Walter R. Powell, RD 1, Ridgeley; Paul L. Powell, Keyser; Dennis L., Bennie G., and Douglas G. Powell, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Frank A. Clark, RD 1, Ridgeley; two brothers, John R. and Lloyd Powell, RD 1, Ridgeley; five sisters, Mrs. David Lechliter, Mrs. Golden Baldwin and Mrs. Harry Baldwin, RD 1, Ridgeley; Mrs. Ruth Isner and Miss Helen Brown, city, and four grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home by Rev. Howard Reckley. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Monday, February 10, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 18, 2015

POWELSON, Mrs. Arrah Wanna Mayhew

Mrs. Arrah Wanna (Winnie) Powelson, 58, of Ferndale Acres, Springfield, W.Va., died suddenly Thursday at her residence. She was the former owner and operator of Winnie’s Beauty Shop here, and had worked as a beautician for 35 years before her retirement. Mrs. Powelson was born Aug. 20, 1925 in Romney, W.Va. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Ridgeley, W.Va. Surviving are her husband, John Donald Powelson; one son, Robert M. Powelson, at home; and one sister, Mrs. Wilda Alburtis, Cumberland. The George-Upchurch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Friends will be received at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Monday at 10 a.m. at the George-Upchurch Funeral Home by the Rev. Elmer T. Sprinkle. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Elk Garden, W.Va.
Published in The Cumberland Evening Times, Friday, February 17, 1984
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 13, 2017

POWER, William

William Power, son of the late Mr and Mrs John J Power, died in Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. Sunday.  He is survived by two sisters: Mrs Raymond Marean and Miss Sarah Power of Washington and a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral rites will be held Wednesday.  The Power family lived on North Mechanic, this city, when John J Power was superintendent of old Cumberland Gas & Light Company.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, January 14, 1941 - pg 8, col 8
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 3, 2017

POWERS, Mrs. Anna Munsie

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Anna M. Powers, 82, of 77 North Water Street, died yesterday at Miners Hospital where she had been admitted Thursday. She had been in failing health the past 12 years. Born in Franklin, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary K. (Cook) Munsie. She was a member of Frostburg United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Clarence J. Powers; two sons, Lawrence J. Powers, Bethesda and James D. Powers, HyattsvilIe; a daughter, Mrs. Mary I. Kent, Tustin, Calif.; a brother, Allen Munsie, Detroit Mich.; six grandchildren four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst 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 p.m. Rev. Leonard B. Ranson will officiate and interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 25, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 8, 2011

Name: Brent William Powers, age 44
Parents: Robert L. Powers, Sr. and Mary (McLane) Powers
DOB: October 25, 1962, in Washington, DC
DOD: Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at WMHS - Braddock Campus, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: Patricia (Rosenberger) Powers
Predeceased by: father, who died in 1964
Survived by: mother; wife; daughters, Emily M. Jenkins, Frederick, MD; Laura Lee Savage, Frostburg, MD; stepson, Jason Laber, Cumberland; brother, Robert L. Powers, Frostburg; sisters; Linda Bruner, Frosburg; Karen Nicholson, Cresaptown, MD; Beth Ann LaRue and husband Bernie, Frostburg
Burial: February 24, 2007, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Frostburg, MD

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 21, 2014


POWERS, Mrs Catherine A. Devlin

Lonaconing - Mrs Catherine A Powers, 65, widow of Thomas Powers, of Robbins Street, died early today in Allegany Hospital where she was admitted April 3. A native of Lonaconing, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Annie (Woods) Devlin. Mrs. Powers was a member of Frostburg Lodge, Ancient Order Hibernians Auxiliary; Alvin C. Neat Unit No. 5280 VFW Auxiliary, and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary of St. Mary's Catholic Church, of which she was also a member. Surviving are two sons, John Powers, at home, and Thomas Powers, Lonaconing; two daughters, Miss Leonarda Powers, Lonaconing, and Miss Anna Powers, R. N., Newton D. Baker VA Center, Martinsburg, W. Va.; four brothers, Terrence Devlin, Lonaconing; Christopher Devlin, Baltimore; Bernard Devlin, Pittsburgh, and John Devlin, Midland; two sisters, Sister Leonarda, a nun stationed at St. John's Orphanage, Philadelphia, and Mrs. Leslie Clark, Lonaconing, and one grandchild.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, October 4, 1950 - pg 6, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 3, 2013

POWERS, Charles

CHARLES POWERS, 48, DEAD AT FROSTBURG
Frostburg, Md Sept. 4 - Charles Powers, 48 years old, manager of the Westinghouse employes' store at Swissvale, Pa., died at the home of his sister, Miss Anna Powers, here this morning, after an illness of six weeks of complications. He came home from Swissvale six weeks ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Marie Powers, and the following brothers and sisters: Frank T Powers, district mine inspector; John N Powers and Clarence J Powers, Frostburg; Mrs George Shappe, Toledo, Ohio and Mrs William Burns, Frostburg. Mr. Powers was a member of St Michael's Catholic Church, Frostburg, Lodge No 470 B P O E and the Knights of Columbus. The funeral will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from St Michael's Church.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, September 4, 1928 - pg 5, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 23, 2011

POWERS, Eli

FALLS May 27 - We regret to write the sad news of Eli Powers death. He died May 21st at 6 o'clock am, aged 83 years, 1 month and 19 days.
Keyser Tribune, June 7, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010

POWERS, Mrs. Eli

FALLS, June 17 - Mrs. Eli Powers died June 10th of cancer. Just three weeks ago her husband died. She was a good woman, liked by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed in this vicinity. Her age was 68 years. Services were conducted by Rev. Landstreet at 10 o’clock am and then she was carried to the graveyard and laid beside her husband. Many of her sorrowful friends followed her to the last parting place, but all have a good assurance of meeting her in heaven, for she was a good woman and one that read the bible.
Keyser Tribune, June 29, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010

POWERS, Mrs. Emma McKenzie

Mrs. Emma Powers, age 37, died at her home on Wood street on Saturday night. She had been ill for several years with tuberculosis. Mrs. Powers was a good Christian woman, a kind and loving wife and an indulgent mother. She is survived by her husband, Mr. John Powers, and two small children; Mr. Josiah McKenzie, her father; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Hattie Conley, Miss Flora McKenzie, Eli McKenzie, John McKenzie, and Arthur McKenzie, who is in the United States regular army, and one sister in Wilmington, Del. The funeral took place this morning with interment in St. Michael's cemetery.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, June 29, 1908
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 3, 2010

POWERS, Howard F.

Howard F. Powers, 52, of 716 Sylvan Avenue, died this morning in Newton Baker VA Center, Martinsburg, where he has been a patient since April 15. Born in Cumberland, he was the son of Elmer C. and Clara (Eline) Powers. He was formerly employed as a lathe operator at the Glen L. Martin company, Baltimore. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the First Christian Church. Surviving are his parents; one son, Robert H. Powers, Baltimore; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Cook, Westminster; three brothers , Charles E. Powers, Wellersburg, Pa., Paul L. Powers and Robert B. Powers, both of this city; six sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hook, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Helen Murphy, city; Mrs. Maragaret(?) Kerns, Oldtown; Mrs. Mildred Huff, city; Mrs. Dorothy Heavener, city, and Mrs. Doris Ehreshman, city. The body will be at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday at 1 p.m. by Rev. William P. Frank. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Monday, June 3, 1968
(Courtesy of Pat Robison/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 1, 2011

POWERS, Mrs. Marie Conlon

Frostburg, Sept 16 - Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Conlon Powers, widow of Charles Powers, former resident and brother of District Mine Inspector, Frank T. Powers, will be held from her home in Swissvale, Pa., tomorrow morning. The body will be brought here for burial in St. Michael's cemetery. Mrs. Powers had been ill since last Tuesday, her death occurring Saturday at 6 p.m. She leaves two sisters, Misses Katherine and Theresa and three brothers, John, Patrick and Thomas, all of Swissvale. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Powers, Mrs. Mollie Byrnes, Miss Anna Powers and John N. Powers of this city left today for Swissvale to attend the funeral services.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, September 16, 1935 - pg 3, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 23, 2011

Name: Mary McLane Powers, 80, of Frostburg, MD
Parents: Doctor William Oliver and Mary Baker McLane
DOD: Sunday, September 2, 2007, at WMHS - Memorial Campus, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: Robert L. Powers
Predeceased by: parents; husband, who died February 17, 1964; son, Brent W. Powers; sisters, Jane M. Jackson, Virginia Struntz, Betty Ann Ryan; brothers, William O. McLane III; infant brother, William C. McLane
Survived by: Linda Bruner, Frostburg; Karen Nicholson, Cresaptown, MD; Robert L. Powers, Frostburg; Elizabeth LaRue and husband Bernie, Frostburg; sister, Susannah Boch, LaVale, MD
Burial: September 5, 2007, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Frostburg, MD

Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 21, 2014

POWERS, Samuel H.

Funeral of Suicide May Be Held Here
Relatives Say Samuel H Powers Had Been Despondent Over Continued Ill Health
The funeral of Samuel H Power, former resident of Barton, this county, who ended his life in this city yesterday morning by shooting himself in the right temple with a pistol while crouched behind the river wall on Kelly Boulevard will probably be held here Saturday with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Services are planned for the Stein Chapel.  His wife, Mrs Mattie Powers, Baltimore, Md arrived last night.  It is stated that Powers had complained in recent months of continued headaches and depression.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs Mattie Powers and one daughter, Elva Powers, 104 McMechan St, Baltimore.  He also leaves three(sic) sisters: Mrs George of Ridgeley who is a visitor at the George residence in Ridgeley;  Mrs W H White, Wier, Kansas and two brothers: Thomas of Wier, Kansas and James Powers, Piedmont, W Va.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, September 4, 1925 - pg 9, col 2
Find A Grave Memorial# 177427023
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 18, 2017

POWNELL, Mrs.

SPRINGFIELD -
Mrs. Ella Pownell attended the funeral Sat of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Pownell, near Romney.
Keyser Tribune, May 24, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 14, 2010

POWNELL, Charles Eldridge

KEYSER, W.Va. — Charles Eldridge Pownell, 75, of RD 2, died yesterday morning at his residence. Born in Shanks, he was a son of the late Thomas Pownell and Emily (Dawson) Pownell. He attended Our Father’s House and was a former carman for the B&O Railroad, a retired employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Boyce Houser Post No. 41 American Legion, here, Chapter 9, DAV, here, and the Senior Citizens of Mineral County. Surviving are his widow, Ruth (Tennant) Pownell; a son, Larry Richard Pownell, Romney; a daughter, Mrs. Linda Sue Olinger, Cumberland; a brother, Daniel W. Pownell, Hagerstown, Md., and a sister, Mrs. Lula B. Shell, Worthington. Friends will be received at the Rotruck Funeral Home. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Lee Kesner. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Evening Times, Monday, January 26, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 11, 2017



POWNELL, Mrs. Ethel G. Wagoner

KEYSER, W.Va. - Mrs. Ethel G. Pownell, 85, of RD 1, died Thursday at her residence. Born in Fort Ashby Sept. 15, 1898, she was a daughter of the late Nimrod Wagoner and Sally (Glaze) Wagoner. Her husband was the late James Franklin Pownell. Mrs. Pownell attended the Mineral Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons, Donald R. Pownell, with whom she resided; Charles W. Pownell, RD 1; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Cox, Keyser; Mrs. Bertha P. Hedrick, Harrisonburg, Va.; three brothers, Albert Wagoner and Easter Wagoner, both of Fort Ashby; Earl Wagoner, Singers Glen, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Rinker and Mrs. Marie Wagner, both of Fort Ashby; Mrs. Maude Bean, Cumberland; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Rotruck Funeral Home Saturday. Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Mineral Baptist Church with Pastor Randall Odom officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) News, Saturday, January 7, 1984
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 11, 2017



POWNELL, Mrs. Emily Susan Dawson

FORT ASHBY, W.Va. — Mrs. Emily Susan Pownell, 85, former resident, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Benjamin Rose, RD 5, Cumberland. She had been in ill health for a month. She was born at Cedar Cliff, Md., a daughter of the late Isaac and Emily (Dawson) Dawson. Her husband, Thomas W. Pownell, preceded her in death. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Cumberland. She is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Oliver Moreland, Rawlings, Md.; Mrs. Lula Shell, Worthington, and Mrs. Irvin Wagner, Fort Ashby; three sons, James, RD 1, Keyser; Daniel, Sykesville, Md., and Charles Pownell, Fort Ashby; two sisters, Mrs. John Staggs, Cresaptown, Md., and Mrs. Anna Haines, Shanks; two brothers, Brady Dawson, Cumberland, and Charles Dawson, Romney, and 43 grandchildren. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Fort Ashby Methodist Church by Rev. Alonzo Harman, pastor. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Combs Funeral Home, Romney.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Evening Times, Thursday, June 12, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 11, 2017



POWNELL, Mrs. Ruth D. Tennant

CUMBERLAND — Ruth D. Pownell, 87, of Devlin Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Greene Street, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born Sept. 3, 1915, in Marion County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Loren B. and Pearl Tennant. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Pownell; one brother, Richard Tennant; and one sister, Edna Logsdon. Mrs. Pownell was a homemaker. She attended the Springfield Assembly of God Church, Springfield, W.Va. Surviving are one daughter, Linda Olinger and husband Craig, Cumberland; one son, Larry R. Pownell, Romney, W.Va.; and one granddaughter, Laura Olinger, Cumberland. Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, Saturday from 11 a.m. until noon. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at noon with Rev. Melvin Bontragger officiating. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery.
Published in The Cumberland (Md.) Times-News, Friday, September 27, 2002
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 11, 2017

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