USA: West Virginia Deaths

Myrtle Gillespie ASHER, d/o Reece Bowen Gillespie & Elizabeth Madkin, death Sept 23, 1959, Mercer, West Virginia, USA

Bertha Ethel Gillespie BALLARD, birth 1888, death Oct 5, 1918, age 30 Kanawha, West Virginia. Father Geo B Gillespie & C M Givens.


A Gillespie death April 11, 1891 Kanawha Co, WV

Addie May Gillespie, wife of J W Gillespie, d/o Charles A & Mary Jane Battell, birth Oct 16, 1861, died aged 86, ‘last Thursday.’  Married Wallace Gillespie July 8, 1903,a farmer near Cottageville. Two daughters, two sons and step children. Obit June 18, 1948, Jackson Co, WV.

Adrian Gail Gillespie, 56, of Charleston, WV, passed away at Charleston General Hospital on November 17, 2011 following a short illness. He was born on March 21, 1955 and leaves behind to cherish fond memories his loving parents Gail and Pauline Gillespie along with his loving brother Charles Lee Gillespie. Adrian was preceded in death by his son Matthew Gail Gillespie.  During Adrian’s youth he was a member of the Civil Air Patrol where he achieved National recognition and received the “Billy Mitchell Award”.  He worked as an insurance claims adjuster for 10 years but left that field in order to follow his dream to become a Charleston Firefighter. Adrian earned the rank of Captain, Training/Safety Officer along with responsibility as a West Virginia University Fire Instructor.   He also survived by his son’s mother and former wife of 27 years Michele Gillespie Twohig. He will be sadly missed by his family, many friends and his countless Brother and Sister Firefighters. Service held Sunday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m. at Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home, Charleston, WV,    Burial  followed at Duffield Cemetery, Duck, WV.

Agee V Gillespie death April 11, 1874 Kanawha Co, WV

Agnes E Gillespie death Aug 10, 1877 Ohio Co, WV

Albert S Gillespie death Aug 25, 1876 Kanawha Co, WV

Alpha O Gillespie death May 16, 1883 Ohio Co, WV

Alhlene Lenore Gillespie, death Dec 15, 1928 Greenbriar, West Virginia, USA,  child of Glen G Gillespie and mother Nonnie F Fleshmow.

Alice Gillespie death Dec 15,1867 Putnam Co. WV

Alice Gillespie death May 13, 1897 Boone Co, WV

Alice Lee Leonard Gillespie, age 90 years, a former resident of Richmond, VA, Elkins, WV, and more recently a resident of Nitro, WV departed this life Friday morning, March 30, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. She was born Sunday, October 16, 1921 at Parsons, WV a daughter of the late Roy Lee and Lora Shaffer Leonard. She was married to Charles H. Gillespie, who preceded her in death. She had one son, Robert Lee Gillespie, Sr., who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her sisters Jeanette A. Ratliff and Lora D. Bosworth. She is survived by one grandson, Robert Lee Gillespie, Jr., his wife, Emily, and two great grandsons, Robbie and Isaiah all of Nitro, WV. She was a retired school teacher having taught in East St. Louis, IL and Richmond, VA. She was a Life Member of both the Richmond-Henrico Retired Teachers Association and the Virginia Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of the Nathaniel Bacon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Richmond Regents Club and the District II Regents Club, the Virginia historical society, Richmond Virginia Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century, North Carolina Chapter of the Colonial Daughters XVII Century, Richmond-Stonewall Jackson Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Virginia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists, a Life Member of the Huguenot Society of Virginia and of the Virginia Mayflower Society, and a member of the Landmark Baptist Church of Elkins. Graveside Services conducted  Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Parsons City Cemetery.

Almira J Gillespie  birth Braxton Co, WV, death Feb 2 1892. Holly District, Braxton, West Virginia. Spouse Jerry Gillespie, married.

America J Gillespie death Dec 15,1867 Putnam Co, WV

Amy Gallispie  death July 5, 1899 age 75 years, 9 months, 7 days, wife of Joseph,  Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Jackson Co, WV.

Andrew Gillespie birth 1838 U. S, death Nov 23, 1900 Ohio, West Virginia, age 62, married, labourer. residence and burial Ohio, WV.

Andrew W Gillespie birth 1863 Louisa Co, VIRGINIA. Death Oct 31, 1934 Cabell Co, West Virginia. Married. Age 71 years, 6 days.

Angie M. Gillespie, age 35, of 165 Sperry Street, Bluefield, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born on September 27, 1974 in Welch, she was a daughter of Douglas and Martha West Muncy of Roderfield. She had been a resident of Bluefield for 11 years and was a member of the Deliverance Temple Church in Brushfork.  Survivors include husband, David A. Gillespie of the home; two children, Cheyenne Gillespie of the home, Matthew Gillespie of the home; sister, Joy Belcher and husband Kevin of Roderfield; brother-in-law, Doug Gillespie and wife Angie of Welch; father-in-law, Robert Gillespie and wife Phyliss of Marion, Va.; mother-in-law, Carolyn Gillespie of Kimball; three nephews, Derrek Gillespie of Welch, Kevin Belcher of Roderfield, Kaleb Belcher of Roderfield; one niece, Katelyn Gillespie of Welch.  Funeral service Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 12:00 noon at the Deliverance Temple in Brushfork.  Burial  followed at Iaeger Memorial Gardens in Roderfield

Ann Gillespie death Feb 2, 1899 Cabell Co, West Virginina.

Anna Gillespie, d/o Thomas Smith, mother unknown, death May 5, 1957 Monongalia, West Virginia

Anna Lucina Gillespie, birth Aug 7, 1879, death July 27, 1958, age 79,  Keyser, Mineral, West Virginia, USA. A widow, housewife.

Annie Elizabeth Gillespie birth 1881. Death Jan 10, 1948, age 67, Mercer, West Virginia. Father Ballard Repass, mother Edna Hodge. Husband Joe C Gillespie (see Mary Gillespie)

Arnold E Gillespie Feb 6, 1930-March 25, 2016 Princeton, West Virginia. Arnold E. Gillespie, of Bluefield, VA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, March 25, 2016 at the age of 86.He was born February 6, 1930 in Jenkinjones, WV to Frank William and Lina Hayes Gillespie. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty (60) years, Joan Enniss Gillespie. Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery.

Asa L Gillespie death Oct 22, 1884 Braxton Co, WV


Barbara Ann Gillespie was born on August 6, 1927 and passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Barbara was a resident of Philippi, West Virginia at the time of passing. A memorial service was held at 10:00 a.m. on August 5, 2017 at Philippi Baptist Church with Pastor Jon Villers officiating.

Barbara Louise Gillespie birth 1931 Charleston, WV. Death Dec 24, 1931. Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia. Father L B Gillespie. 3 days old.

Barry Joe Gillespie,  64, of Madison, W.Va., formerly of Huntington, brother of Danny Gillespie and Susie Combs, died Nov. 15, 2017 at home. There will be no services. Chapman’s Mortuary, Huntington. Published by The Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 17, 2017.

Beatrice Shirley Gillespie, born Oct 8, 1927 Died May 5, 2017 Bluefield, West Virginia. Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery.

Rev. Bernard Eugene Gillespie, age 71, a long time resident of Kingwood WV passed away on Saturday March 13, 2021 at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown WV.  Rev. Gillespie, his wife Gayle, who he was married to for almost 50 years, and his family who he loved very much was his life and his grandchildren who brought him so much joy. Rotruck-Robb Funeral Home,   Bernard was born in Fairmont WV on November 1, 1949. He was the son of the late Olive Ann and George Gillespie. He graduated from Morgantown High and then moved to St. Paul MN where he attended ABI and graduated with his bachelor’s in Theology. In 1979 Bernard moved to Kingwood WV and started his home mission church in his home and eventually after moving the church to a couple different locations he built the Kingwood Apostolic Church where he pastored until 2007 when he was unable to work any longer due to his Parkinson’s disease progressing further. Rev. Gillespie also served in other leadership positions in the ministry. While pastoring the Kingwood Apostolic Church he also worked for the Board of Education in Kingwood which he also really loved doing.

Rev. Bernard Gillespie was preceded in death by his parents George Kermit Gillespie Sr. and Olive Ann Gillespie of Fairmont WV. Five of his siblings Timothy Gillespie, Vina Kessel, Georgia Wade, Esther Sypolt, and Jane Kisner. His oldest daughter Stephanie Gillespie Curtner and son David Gillespie. He is survived by his loving wife Gayle Eileen Gillespie, his daughter Kimberly Arias and husband Jeremias, son Nathaniel Gillespie and wife Yuliana all of Morgantown WV, son Mark Gillespie and wife Tanamay of Pittsburgh PA, daughter Christa Odell of Rowlesburg WV, daughter Tosha Gillespie of Kingwood WV and Sandy Longenecker and husband David from Connellsville PA, daughter-in-law Melissa Gillespie of Indianapolis IN. Grandchildren – Bernard, Melanie, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Antonio, Theophilus, Rebecca, Steven, Sara, Adam, Josh, Caleb and David Jr. And four great-grandchildren. Also, two sisters Sandy and Jewel and four brothers JR, Chris, Chuck and Kenny and nieces and nephews and their families.

Bethelene Lee Gillespie,  63, of Grethel, Ky., wife of Ambrose Gillespie, died Feb. 7, 2015. Service was at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pilgrims Home Old Regular Baptist Church; Davidson Memorial Gardens.

Booga Gillespie death March 7, 1892 Mercer Co, WV

Bryon Clay Gillespie, birth 1869, s/o Joseph Gillespie &  Joanna Modisher, died June 6, 1946 Kanawha, West Virginia, USA


Carl S Gillespie, s/o James O Gillespie & Myrtle Duncan, death July 20, 1964, Hancock, West Virginia

Caroline Sue Gillespie, death Oct 18, 1962 Kanawha, West Virginia, d/o Michael Gillespie & Lola Mae Mash

Carolyn Sue Gillespie, 68, of Worthington, passed away Sunday (Feb. 21, 2010) at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown with her family by her side. She was born in Worthington on Nov. 13, 1941, the daughter of the late Horace Marsh “Doc” Burley and Alice Myrtle Hay Burley. Mrs. Gillespie is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 48 years, John Gillespie, whom she wed on Oct. 7, 1961. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three children, Scott Gillespie of Morgantown (wife Ashley and children Ian and Mairin), Todd Gillespie of Lewisburg (Ashly Ronk and Hayden), and Lisa Gillespie Robb of Pittsburgh (husband Michael and children Brooks and Addison). Mrs. Gillespie was a Christian by faith, a member of Monongah Baptist Church, and attended Wyatt Union Fellowship Church. She was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star. She was a lifelong resident of Worthington. She was elected to the Worthington Town Council and served as the town’s recorder. Mrs. Gillespie was employed early in her life at McCrory’s and Westinghouse, both in Fairmont. In the late 1980s, after rearing her children, Mrs. Gillespie resumed a career and spent several years in office management with local physicians, including Dr. Thagirisa, Dr. Shahidi and Dr. Simpson, as well as other area businesses. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gillespie was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Burley of Leesburg, Fla. She is survived by brothers, Edgar Burley (wife Kathy) of Worthington, and Donald Burley of Williamsport, Md.  Funeral services held at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Roy Clark officiating. Burial followed at Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

Catherine Gillespie death Jan 8, 1883 Ohio Co, WV

Cecil Gillespie, birth July 5, 1929 Marion Co, WV. Death April 28, 1952, Weston, Lewis, WV. Burial Four States, Marion, West Virginia. Father Okey Gillespie. Mother Nellie Baughman. Single, Age 22 years, 7 months, 23 days. Residence Four State, West Virginia.

Charles Dale Gillespie, “Rus”, 76,   of Bruceton Mills, WV, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. He was born in Braxton County on February 8, 1936, a son of the late Clarence A. and Ruby Mae (Knight) Gillespie. Charles proudly served his country with the U.S. Army for 30 years as a Transportation 1SG He served three tours in Vietnam and one in Korea with the First Calvary Infantry Division. He was a faithful and loyal soldier who also served 20 years as a Civil Service worker at Fort Monroe.  Charles is survived by his very special friends, Donna M. Gillespie of Hudson, FL and Marion H. Long of Fairmont, one son, Dale Gillespie and his wife Vicki of Morgantown, three daughters, Gayle Thomas and her husband Greg of Fairmont, Sheri Knisely and her husband Robert of Fairmont and Kendell Sogliero and her husband Alexander of Connecticut, four grandchildren, Amber Cosco and her husband Paul, Tiffany Gillespie, Stoney Thomas and his fiancé Erica and Trevor Knisely and four great-grandchildren, Krystiauna Gillespie, Nathanial Michaels, P.G. Cosco and Evangeline Fortney. Also surviving are two brothers, Oscar Gillespie and his wife Susan of Colorado and Richard Gillespie and his wife Francine of Grant Town and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Arthur Burton Gillespie and his wife Marilyn. Service at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St. Fairmont  on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 11 am with Rev. Russell Liller officiating. Interment will follow at WV National Cemetery in Pruntytown where full military honors will be conducted by the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard.

Charles Raymond Gillespie, birth 1900. Death Sept 19, 1966, age 66 Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia. Father Ernest A Gillespie, Mother Emma Lake.

Chas Gillespie birth 1925 WV, death April 21, 1927, Fairmount District, West Virginia

Chas A Gillespie death July 24, 1894 Ohio Co, WV

Chas Jessie Gillespie death Dec 22, 1891 Greenbrier Co, WV

Clifford Gillespie death July 24, 1939. Braxton, West Virginia. Father George P Gillespie. Mother Mary Hosey. Spouse Vada Gillespie. Married.

Clifford Eugene Gillespie ‘Gene”, 90,  of Huntington, passed away July 27, 2017. Funeral servic conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017, at the Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. Julia Bolling. Burial atbWoodmere Memorial Park. He was born October 19, 1926, in Huntington, a son of the late Jack and Ivane Cooper Gillespie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, having served in the Korean War. Gene was a retired employee of C&O Railroad, a member of Dillon Chapel United Methodist Church, Minerva Lodge #13, AF&AM, Barboursville, and enjoyed singing with The Thundertones and The Exalters. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ruth Gillespie, and is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Mike Hammock of Huntington, and one grandson, Matthew Arthur of Huntington. Published by The Herald-Dispatch on Jul. 29, 2017.

Clyde William Gillespie, passed away peacefully on February 18 in Greenville, SC where he lived in peace and well cared for by two of his sisters and the assisted living staff. Clyde was born on November 1, 1940 in Queens Shoals WV to Burns and Pauline Gillespie and grew up in Decota WV. A U.S. Army Viet Nam war veteran, Clyde was honorably discharged in 1969 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a recipient of numerous military recognitions, medals, ribbons. Clyde retired from a long career with the Metro Transit System in Washington D.C. and received the Million Miles Safety Award for driving without an accident. His dad was so proud and always said, “Clyde was the best driver ever.”
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Betty Lou and Edith Ann, nephew Robert Leicht and former wife Elaine. Surviving Clyde is son Clyde Jr., grandchildren Tommy and Heather Gillespie and great grandchildren; brothers Bernard, Samuel; sisters Carolyn, Maxine, Mary, Linda, Brenda, Patricia; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  A memorial service was held at Matics Funeral Home in Clendenin WV on May 29, 2021 at 12:00 with Rev. Stanley Konkle officiating. Military Honors at the White Cemetery, Bomont, WV followed by a celebration of Clyde’s life.  Published by Legacy on May 24, 2021.

Connie Mae Gillespie death Sept 18, 1964 McDowell, West Virginia.  Father Carl Gillespie, mother Stella Shaw.

Cora F Beamer Gillespie, death 1961 Randolph, West Virginia, USA


Daniel H Gillespie birth 1878 Amherst, VIRGINIA, s/o John Gillespie & Elmira Hick, death June 8, 1936, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA

Daniel L. “Dan” Gillespie, 69, of Lost Creek, West Virginia, a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, a district manager for Clarksburg Publishing Company before his retirement, died at his residence on Wednesday, September 19, 2001.   Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive (Route 98), Clarksburg, West Virginia. Funeral services on Friday, September 21, 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Interment will be at West Virginia National Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg, West Virginia.


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David Allan Gillespie was born on September 24, 1968 and passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. David was a resident of Lashmeet, West Virginia at the time of his passing. David was a graduate of Bluefield State College earning a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He was a proud veteran of the U. S. Army having served as a mechanic in the 1st AD Fort Hood Texas.

David E Gillespie, birth 1903, s/o Robert Gillespie & Ann Bell Fletcher, death Oct 7, 1962 Huntington, West Virginia, USA

David Lynn Gillespie, WV
David Lynn Gillespie, WV

David Lynn Gillespie, 32, of Westover, WV, died on Monday, November 4, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital. David was born June 3, 1987, in Fairmont, a son of Bernard and Gayle Gillespie of Kingwood. David worked in flooring and was a former employee of Mann Cleaning Services, where he was thought of as much more than an employee and more like a son. He enjoyed fishing and rock climbing at Coopers Rock. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Melissa Marie (Cook) Gillespie, two brothers and spouses, Nathaniel and Julliana Gillespie of Morgantown, Mark and Tanamya Gillespie of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Kimberly Gillespie, Natosha Gillespie and Crista O’Dell, all of Morgantown; four brothers-in-law, Billy Cook, Steven Pritt, both of Westover, JJ Hammons and Jerald Reedy, both of Indiana; three sisters-in-law, Kimberly Watts, Brandy Cook and Michelle Reedy, all of Indiana; mother-in-law, Nola Shaw of Indiana; father-in-law, Billy Cook of Indiana. He was preceded in death by his sister, Stephanie Curtner; his father-in-law, Tom Shaw.  Memorial service at Kingwood Apostolic Church, 305 South Price Street, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019  2:00 p.m. with Pastor A.C. Mann officiating. Cremation services are under the direction of Rotruck-Lobb Crematory in Kingwood.

Delbert Leon Gillespie was born on November 27, 1930 and passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Delbert was a resident of West Virginia. Service 3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Meadow Grove Baptist Church, Dawson,   Burial will be at Wallace Memorial Cemetery,

Dennison B Gillespie death Dec 23, 1955. Mercer, West Virginia. Father James H Gillespie. Mother Mary E Crockett.

Dewey Gillespie death Nov 21, 1900 Kanawa Co, WV

Dewit T Gillespie death June 20, 1885 Greenbrier Co, WV

Dora Gillespie birth 1879. Death Feb 2, 1882/March 2, 1882 age 3, Doddridge Co, West Virginia. Father Albert Gillespie, Mother Amanda.

Dolores Gillespie was born on July 18, 1931 and passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019. Dolores was a resident of Monongah, West Virginia at the time of passing. Dolores was an avid reader, a proud homemaker, a true Proverbs 31 woman, former Sunday School teacher and choir member at Monongah Baptist Church (she attended faithfully until her illness).


Earl Dean Gillespie b Jan 13, 1963. d Oct 31, 1988. Wolverton Cem, Wirt Co, WV (also called Brummage Cem).

E C Gillespie death May 5, 1873 Kanawha Co, WV

Edgar Gillespie death April 12, 1884 Greenbriar Co, WV

Edith Gillespie birth 1898 Mason Co, WV. Death June 3, 1898, one day old.  Pt Pleasant, West Virginia. Father Thomas Gillespie. Mother Ida Gillespie.

Edith Ann Gillespie, death April 10, 1945. Kanawha, West Virginia. Father Burns Gillespie. Mother Pauline Farris.

Edward Eugene Gillespie death Feb 6, 1942. Mercer, West Virginia. Father Joe Gillespie. Mother Ellen Radford. Married.

Elija Heding Gillespie Oct 13, 1862 Braxton Co, WV. Death Oct 14, 1945. Webster Springs, Webster, West Virginia. Father Pauiser Gillespie. Mother Mary Squires. Married. Merchant. Both his parents born VIRGINIA. Cemetery Barton Gregory, Webster Springs, West Virginia. Buried Oct 17, 1945.

Eliz Gillespie birth 1886 Wheeling, WV. Death July 10, 1887 Wheeling, West Virginia. Father Andrew Gillespie. Mother Mary.  Age 1 year 2 months.

Elizabeth Gillespie death 1898 Braxton Co, WV.

Ella Mae Gillespie d/o Joe Gore & Cassie Guthrie, death April 7, 1967, Logan, West Virginia

Ellen Gillespie April 14,1863 Ohio Co, WV

Ellis Gillespie death May 1, 1898 Mercer Co, WV

Elva Marie Adkins Gillespie formerly of East Lynn, WV died 2016 in Burlington Ohio and is buried there. See Ohio for her obituary.

Emma J Gillespie death March 5, 1883 Ohio Co, WV

Emma J Gillespie birth 1837. Death March 6, 1883 Wheeling, Ohio, WV, married, 46 years old.

Emma V Gillespie b Jan 27, 1890 d Nov 21, 1911 Grandview Church of Christ Cem, Wirt Co, WV. Daughter of John J Gillaspie & Martha Elizabeth Triggs. She married Arthur R Stanley June 14, 1911.

Emsey Gillespie death March 21, 1893 Boone Co, WV

Erskine Randoph Gillespie, birth 1890, s/o John Randolph  Gillespie & Sarah Cornelia Becke, death May 3, 1947, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia

Ethel Florence Gillespie, birth May 5, 1885. Death Nov 20, 1951. Stutton, Braxton, West Virginia. Father Tom Bleigh, mother Lydia Niceley. 66 years, Widowed.

Ethel N Gillespie birth 1903. Death July 9, 1961, age 58,  Huntington, West Virginia. D/o James T Gillespie and mother Angeline Meadows.  Single, Occupation Garment Factory.


Flora Bell Gillespie death 1967 Randolph, West Virginia

Flora Bruce Gillespie birth Sept 4, 1891 VIRGINIA. Death July 31, 1967 age 76 years,  Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia. Burial Aug 2nd, 1967 Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, VIRGINIA. Residence Dublin, Pulaski, VA. Father Greenville Decore Bruce. Mother Nancy Emiline Stafford. Widowed. Housewife.

Forrest B Gillespie, death July 9, 1957 Raleigh, West Virginia. Father Elliot Gillespie, mother Bertha Ellison

Frank N Gillespie died Nov 11, 2018. Born in Charlestown, he was the son of the late William Harvey & Beulah Woodum Gillespie. Predeceased by his loving wife, Phyllis Blackwood.

Frank Gillespie, WV
Frank Gillespie, WV

Frank Raymond Gillespie, August 2, 1949 – April 17, 2011

Frank “Raymond” Gillespie, age 61, of Rt. 5, Box 373 (Kirby Addition) Bluefield, WV died on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Princeton Community Hospital. Born on August 2, 1949 in Bluefield, he was a son of the late Hallet and Betty Ann Davis Gillespie. He had lived in Bluefield for the past 40 years and attended the Methodist Church. He was an appliance repairman. He was a former Soccer coach and referee for the Rogue Team. Survivors include: Wife: Norma Saddler Gillespie of the home; Son: Charles Gillespie and wife Rosie of Lake Park, GA; Brothers: Dewey Gillespie and wife Dorothy of Bluefield, WV; George R. “Pete” Gillespie and wife Marie of Bluefield, WV;
Sisters: Norma Harman of Orlando, FL; Delores King and husband Bobby of Bluefield, WV; Janet Collins and husband Bucky of Bluefield, WV.Grandchildren: Isabella, Hannah, and Baylin

Funeral services was held on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Rev. Dot Stewart officiating. Burial followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews.

Fred Gillespie death Aug 21, 1894 Mercer Co, WV

Fred A Gillespie death Sept 6, 1899 Greenbriar Co, West Virginia

Freda Gillespie was born on Sunday, March 08, 1931 and passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Freda Gillespie was a resident of Grafton, West Virginia at the time of passing.

Dr Fred Gillespie, WV
Dr Fred Gillespie, WV

Dr Fredrick David Gillespie, b May 1, 1927. D Oct 18, 1974 at the Willows,  age 87. Burial Mt Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia.  He was born in Yukon, W.Va., a son of the late John Newton and Maude Mae (Creager) Gillespie.

Dr. Gillespie received his BA from West Virginia University in 1950, and graduated from University of Virginia Medical School in 1956. He served his MD residency through the University of Iowa and his Ophthalmology residency through the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He came to Parkersburg in 1963 where he practiced ophthalmology until 2013.

He was a United States Army veteran during World War II and was present at the Nuremberg Trials. He was a member of First Baptist Church, American Legion Post 15, Elks BPOE 198 for over 40 years, and a faithful member of the Lions Club. He was also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Parkersburg Medical Society, the Academy of Ophthalmology and he was a 20-year member of Wood County Farm Bureau. Dr. Gillespie was a member of the Republican Executive Committee and proudly served the 73rd Legislative of the West Virginia House of Delegates. Fred traveled the world and spoke three different languages.

He is survived by his sister, Kathryn Gillespie Thurman of Richmond, Va.; close friends, John Coe of Parkersburg and Deborah Locke of Little Hocking, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Harman, Charles, Thomas and John Gillespie.

Service was at 2 p.m. Monday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Dr. Kurt Busiek officiating. Burial  Mt. Olivet Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 15.


Gary Douglas Gillespie, 63, of Charleston, W.Va., passed away Monday, May 11, 2015. Private graveside service were held by the family.

Geo W Gillespie death Oct 25, 1932. Cabell, WV. Father G. W. Gillespie, mother Hester E Mcclain. Married, spouse Nora Gilmore.

Gillespie, birth June 29, 1941 Bluefield, Mercer Co, WV, death June 29, 1941 Bluefield, Mercer Co, West Virginia, one day old. Father Halbet Gillespie born VIRGINIA, mother Betty Ann Davis born West Virginia. Burial June 30, 1941 Nunn Cemetery, Gap Sunny Ridge, Lloyd Davis, Bluefield, West Virginia.

Gillespie death May 29, 1862 Ohio Co, WV

Gillespie death Aug 28, 1887 Cabell Co, WV

Gillespie, death Aug 27, 1942. Mercer, West Virginia. Father B. C.Gillespie. Mother Mytle Belcher

Gillespie, male, birth Sept 12, 1947 Blfd, WV, death Sept 13, 1947 Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia. Burial Sept 13, 1947 B…..Wain…..Father Joe Gillespie, mother Rebecca Gillespie

Glen GW Wayne Gillespie II, of Summersville, WV & Jeromesville, Ohio, born on April 13, 1988 in Beckley, West Virginia, to Shannon Alderman & was later raised and loved by Betty Gillespie and the late Glen Gillespie . GW passed away at age 31 on June 19, 2019 in Richwood, West Virginia. He was a Sanitation worker, did farm work, and a labor. GW was preceded in death by his grandfathers, John Devine and Glen G. Gillespie & Uncle Sean Devine. He is survived by his brother, James Robert Gillespie; stepsisters, Tasha, Jessica, Brittney and Aleeah Alderman; grandmothers, Elayne Hines, Sandy Hanna, and Shirley Mondragon; 3 very special cousin’s Owen Devine, Jaykob and Jayla Gillespie and 3 niece’s, Valeria, Allison, & Addison and 2 nephew’s Chris & Cordale.   Simons-Coleman Funeral Home Inc handled arrangements, 12 Railroad Ave, Richwood, (304) 846-2622.

Grace A Gillespie birth 1856 Putnam Co, WV, death July 31, 1877, age 21,  Tayses Valley, Putnam Co, West Virginia. Father Samson Gillespie, MotherAdaline Gillespie.


Harley A Gillaspie b Oct 14,1919 d Jan 28, 1910. Grandview Church of Christ Cem, Wirt Co, WV. Son of Arnel Delizin Gillaspie & Lulu Leona Bolen.

Harold Lee Gillespie was born on June 29, 1955 and passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Harold was a resident of Morgantown, West Virginia at the time of his passing. Harold graduated from Morgantown High School. Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home on Friday October 30 2015  Cremation will follow.

Harry Gillespie death March 17, 1855 Putham Co, WV

Harry Gillespie birth Feb 17, 1891 VIRGINIA, death Feb 20, 1934, age 37, married, Logan, Logan Co, West Virginia, s/o Hugh Gillespie & mother Annie Herdon. Spouse Stella Gillespie

Harry L Gillespie, birth 1890, s/o George B Gillespie & Cintilla Given, death Aug 27, 1945 Kanawha, West Virginia, USA. Age 55 years 3 months, 2 days.

Helen Gillespie, 81, of Crawley, WV passed Saturday, May 11, 2019 at her home. She was the daughter of Roy and Mabel Cadle Shawver. She worked as a seamstress, and loved to garden, sew, and cook.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John D. Gillespie; her parents; a son, Dennis Gillespie; a sister, Kathryn Gillespie; and brothers, Clell Shawver and Gordon Cadle. She is survived by a daughter, Nina (Bryan) Amick of Nettie; sisters, Mary Green, Jean Shawver, and Rita Fitzwater; brothers, Elbert Shawver, Jim Shawver, and Bill Shawver; grandchildren, Johnathon (Rebecca) Parks, Daniel (Ashley) Parks, and Heather Gillespie; 5 great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law Kathryne Gillespie.

Services will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Wallace & Wallace Chapel, Rainelle at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jonathon Comer officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Entombment will follow at Wallace Memorial Cemetery. (Published WV Obits online)

H E Gillespie death March 27, 1895 Cabell Co, WV

Helen Margaret Gillespie, birth 1936, death April 9, 1936, Kanawha, West Virginia, d/o William Robert Gillespie & Helen Frances Maloney. 2 days old.

Hobert Gillespie birth April 29, 1900. Death May 4, 1901 Braxton Co, West Virginia, s/o J. S. Gillespie, father and mother M. J Gillespie, male, one year 5 days,

Hollmetta Virginia Gillespie, d/o Arthur S Gillespie & Hester V Braff, death Oct 10, 1926 NIcholas, West Virginia, USA

Holly M Gillespie 1899 – 1962 Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Jackson Co, WV.

Howard Lee Gillespie was born on August 23, 1925 and passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016. Howard was a resident of Winona, West Virginia at the time of his passing. He was a World War II Veteran. He was married to Alice.  Restlawn Memory Gardens Chapel of Rest Mausoleum.

Howard R “Rudy” Gillespie, age 81, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov 24, 2018. Obituary Cortland, Ohio, (My Valley Tributes, He was born on November 6, 1937 in Morgantown, West Virginia the son of E. Margaret Gillespie. Rudy was a 1956 graduate of Conneaut Valley High School in Conneautville, Pennsylvania. He served in the Army National Guard in the 1st Brigade of the 112th Infantry.

Rudy was a truck driver for many years for Preston Trucking and also drove truck for Jones Performance Products, going to truck shows and driving in parades. He worked for Reimold’s Auction House of Mercer, making friends wherever he went. Rudy was a member of the Kinsman Presbyterian Church and a proud member of the Teamsters Union.

He loved to attend truck shows, flea markets and auctions, was able to fix anything, was super handy, traveled, shared his faith in God with everyone and enjoyed singing and was a part of several choirs.

Rudy is preceded in death by his mother; a son, Thomas S. Gillespie and his wife, Deanna Gillespie.

Survivors include his partner, Jo C. Newhouse of Cortland; two daughters, Sandra L. (David) Schilling of Strongsville, Ohio and Teresa M. (Kenneth) Steiger of Nazareth, Pennsylvania; a son Howard J. Gillespie of Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren, Leia, Kileigh, Kyle, Cindy, Ashley, Kelly, Elizabeth, Amanda, Natalie, Thomas and Ariana; 13 great-grandchildren; stepdaughter, Lori (Chris) Newhouse-Tehrancipour of Las Vegas, Nevada; stepson, Timothy (Mary Ellen) Newhouse of West Chester, Illinois and his loving dog, Toby.

A celebration of life was held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kinsman Presbyterian Church, 6383 Church Street, Kinsman, Ohio, with Rev. Susan Francis officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery of Mercer, Pennsylvania.


Infant Gillespie death Nov 14, 1881 Ohio Co, WV

Infant Gillespie birth 1947, child of Joe Gillespie & Rebecca Gillespie, death Sept 13, 1947 Mercer, West Virginia, age 1 day.

Iona M Gillespie was born on March 11, 1940 and passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016. Iona was a resident of Chester, West Virginia at the time of her passing. She was a 1958 graduate of Chester High School. Memorial service at Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester Thursday May 26 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be at Shadow lawn Memory Gardens in Newell.


Jacob Gillespie death June 5, 1923 Lewis, West Virginia. Father William S Gillespie, mother Mary Ann Skidmore

Jackie Gillispie  born/died 1943, son of H. H & V L Gillispie Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Jackson Co, WV.

James Gillespie death Jan 25, 1886 Putnam Co, WV

James Gillespie birth 1869. Death Nov 12, 1923, age 54,  Brady, Monongalia, West Virginia. s/o James Gillespie

James B Gillespie death Oct 5,1860 Putnam Co, WV

James G Gillespie birth July 4, 1881 Braxton Co, death May 9, 1962 Weston, Lewis, West Virginia, residence 125 Main, Weston, WV. Father Mart Gillespie, mother Hattie Gillespie, age 80 years 10 months 5 days. Occupation Retired Equitable Gas Co. Married

James Gerald Gillespie, birth 1905. Death Feb 4, 1960 age 55,  Alderson, Monroe, West Virginia. Father Glen Gerald Gillespie. Mother Nancy Fleshman

James H Gillespie death Dec 20,1891 Greenbrier Co, WV

James H Gillespie, death Feb 20, 1936, Kanawha, West Virginia,

James Thomas Gillespie s/o James Gillespie, mother unknown, death Feb 5, 1930/March 5, 1930 Cabell, West Virginia. Married, spouse Angeline Gillespie

Jas Gillespie, birth 1800 Ireland, death Feb 4, 1885, age 85, Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia, USA, widowed.

Jas M Gillespie death July 7,1869 Boone Co, WV

Jayne L Gillespie was born on September 29, 1926 and passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016. Jayne was a resident of Parkersburg, West Virginia at the time of her passing.

J Cordie Gillespie death Oct 9,1894 Braxton Co, WV

Jerry Gillespie was born on October 3, 1947 and passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Jerry was a resident of Moundsville, West Virginia at the time of passing.   Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 400 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville where funeral services held Thursday at 1pm Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Jessie Gillespie death Jan 28,1877  Ohio Co, WV

J H Gillespie, birth 1836. Death March 30, 1928 Lewis Co, West Virginia, married, age 92.

John Gillespie death Nov 8, 1858 Ohio Co, WV

John A Gillespie death April 25,1864 Ohio Co, WV

John Alex Gillespie death 1897 Pocahontas Co, WV

John L Gillespie, birth 1891, death June 9, 1945, age 54 Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia. Spouse Fannie Edwards. A mechanic.

John M Gillespie death July 30, 1880 Braxton Co, WV

John Lewis Robert Gillespie, death Sept 21, 1942 Kanawha, West Virginia. Father Wm Harvey Gillespie, Mother Elizabeth A Gillespie

John William Gillespie birth 1887, death July 31, 1957, age 70, Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia, Married, a miner

Joseph Gallispie Jan 3, 1828 – not given. Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Jackson Co, WV.

Josie Mcclar Gillespie, birth Feb 7, 1884/March 7, 1884 VIRGINIA, d/o Floyd Hager, death Feb 6, 1968, age 84, married, event at  Blfd, Mercer, West Virginia. Burial Feb 8, 1968 Occupation housewife. residence Tazwell, VIRGINIA.


Katie Elizabeth Gillaspie b Oct 3, 1876 d  March 8, 1965, daughter of John J Gillespie & Martha Elizabeth Triggs. She married William Hayes Martin Sept 25, 1901. Burial Central Hill Baptist Church Cem, Wirt Co, WV

Kathryn Gillespie was born on November 1, 1938 and passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016. Kathryn was a resident of Dawson, West Virginia at the time of her passing. Funeral Services Monday, August 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Rupert Church of God.    Burial  at the End of the Trail Cemetery in Clintonville, WV.

Kellis Marion Gillespie,  86, of Hurricane, W.Va., died Jan. 27, 2014 in Hubbard Hospice House. Funeral service  2 p.m. Thursday, Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. Private burial.

Kenneth Gillespie, WV
Kenneth Gillespie, WV

Kenneth David Gillespie, 70, of Moorefield, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg. Born on April 13, 1946 at Four State, WV, he was a son of the late Okie and Helen L. (Baughman) Gillespie. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Ann (Saville) Gillespie; a daughter, Jennifer Johnson and a brother, Larry A. Gillespie.

David was a pulpwood cutter and truck driver. He was a United Methodist by faith. Surviving are his wife, Frances S. (Saville) Gillespie; his sons, Gary D. Gillespie and wife Tina of Moorefield and Richard D. Gillespie and wife Lucinda of Wiley Ford; his daughter, Crystal Strothers and husband Jay of Barton, MD and a brother, Richard L. Gillespie and wife Debbie of Keyser. He is also survived by a stepdaughter, Tammy Paugh of Martinsburg; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Markwood Funeral Home  Saturday, February 11, 2017 for funeral service  Private interment will be in Headsville Cemetery.


Laurence Gillespie death Feb 6,1876 Ohio Co, WV

Lavinia Gillespie death June 12, 1882 Mason Co, WV

Lawrence Gillespie death Dec 7,1854 Ohio Co, WV

Lawrence Gillespie birth 1813 IRELAND. Death Feb 6, 1876, Ohio Co, WV. Father Wm Gillespie. Mother Catherine. Age 63, Married. Tailer.

L D Gillespie death Nov 15, 1876 Clay Co, WV

Le Esta Gillespie birth 1906 MARYLAND. Death May 12, 1933 Cabell County, West Virginia. Married, Housewife, age 27 years, 4 months, 1 day.

Lemuel H Gillespie birth Aug 7, 1889 WV. Death Feb 5, 1959, age 69 Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia. Father W H H Gillespie, mother Telitha Givens, Spouse Mena Bessley Gillespie. Married. Bank teller. Residence 303 Ohio Avenue. Burial Feb 20, 1959 Sunset Memorial Park, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia.

Lena Gillespie death Sept 4, 1889 Logan Co, WV

Leonard Westlie Gillespie birth 1872 WV. Death Jan 19, 1928, age 45, farmer,  Flatswoods, Braxton Co, West Virginia. Both parents born WV.

Lewis Gillespie death Nov 26, 1895 Cabell Co, WV

Linnie Gillespie, birth 1873 Kanawha, WV. Death April 17, 1961 Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, USA.  Burial April 20, 1961 Father Joseph Gillespie. Mother Johanna Mottesheart. Single, age 88. Housekeeper. Address 4498  W Washington Street, Charleston, Kanawha, WV. Cemetery Gillespie Family.

Lisa Dawn Gillespie, death March 15, 1963, Cabell, West Virginia. Father James E Gillespie, mother Evelyn Johnson.

L S Gillespie death May 13, 1899 Ohio Co, West Virginia

Lucealie Gillespie was born on June 3, 1934 and passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Lucealie was a resident of Hacker Valley, West Virginia at the time of her passing. Dodd & Reed Funeral Home Webster Springs, WV with funeral service on Sunday June 26, 2016 12:00 pm , Webster Springs, WV

Lucy E Gillaspie. No dates, Central Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Wirt Co, WV. She married Sherman Lockhart March 24, 1887.

Luttie May Gillespie, d/o William Alexandra Varner & Sallie Ann Blount, died Sept 10, 1956 Kanawha, West Virginia, USA

Lydia M Gillespie, death 1966 Kanawha, West Virginia


Marcus Gillespie death Feb 14, 1899 Mercer Co, WV

Margaret Gillespie death 1866 Jackson Co, WV

Margaret Gillespie death Dec 31, 1888 Ohio Co, WV

Mariah A Gillespie birth 1978 Salt Lick, West Virginia. Death July 18, 1894 Salt Lick, Braxton,  WV, Father David Gillespie, Mother Gillespie. age 16.

Martha Gillespie death Feb 14, 1870 Kanawa Co, WV

Martha Gillespie birth 1846. Death Sept 9, 1926. Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia. Father Thomas McLaughlin, age 80, Widowed.

Martin Luther Gillespie, birth 1931, s/o J A Gillespie & mother Roenie Prince, death Feb 20, 1931 Braxton, West Virginia, one day old.

Mary Gillespie death 1898 Braxton Co, WV

Mary Gillespie birth 1831. Death Sept 16, 1909 Ohio Co, West Virginia. Residence 3520 Weed. Widow aged 78 years,  9 months, 14 days.

Mary Gillespie death Oct 16, 1955 Lewis, West Virginia. Father Ramie Hodge, mother Edna Hodge.

Mary A Gillespie death Sept 28, 1885 Greenbrier Co, WV

Mrs Mary Alice Gillespie d/o Obediah Lambert & Polly Ann Nelson death Sept 12, 1922, Randolph, West Virginia

Mary Ann Gillespie, birth 1851, death May 29, 1929, age 78, Lewisburg, Greenbriar, West Virginia

Mary D Gillespie death June 7, 1897 Ohio Co, WV

Mary E Gillespie death Feb 24, 1898 Braxton Co, WV.

Mary E Gillespie 1898 – 1958 Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Jackson Co, WV.

Mary Elizabeth Gillespie, d/o Isaac W Skidmore & Jane Hicks, death Sept 28, 1959 Webster, West Virginia

Mary Etta Gillespie birth 1872, death May 14, 1895 Braxton, West Virginia. Father P Gillespie, mother Mary Gillespie, age 24 years, 10 months  19 days.

Mary Etta Gillespie, death June 16, 1963. McDowell, West Virginia. Father Albert W Bowlick. Mother Eula Ann Tolley.

Mary H Gillespie was born on July 31, 1947 and passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Mary was a resident of Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Marilyn Louise Gillespie, 72, of Fairmont, passed from this life Wednesday, (Dec. 30, 2009) at Fairmont General Hospital, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. She was born in Chicago, Ill. on Feb. 27, 1937 a daughter of the late Glenn and Ocie Lang Hinkle. She was a member of the Meadowdale United Methodist church. She was an insurance underwriter at the Quality Insurance Agency and she was a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant for many years.  Mrs. Gillespie is survived by her husband of 53 years, Arthur “Bert” Gillespie; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Gary Maxwell of Spottsylvania, Va. and Cindy and Kevin Segrist of Apex, N.C.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Roger and Barb Gillespie of Bellview, Scott Gillespie of Fairmont and Mark and Roni Gillespie of Fairmont; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Iris an Bill Metzger of Statesboro, Ga. and Laura and Bill Orem of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Margaret Hinkle of Manassas, Va., Bob and Doris Hinkle of Fredericksburg, Va. and Randy Hinkle of Statesboro, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Stephanie, Ryan, Jessica and Triston Gillespie, Rayna and Kyra Segrist and Chris and Matt Jarrett and his wife Ashley; two great-grandchildren, Landon and Megan Jarrett.  Frey Home For Funerals (Historic Chapel), 320 Madison St., Fairmont  Monday. Services will be held in the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Monday  Interment followed at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown.

Mary Martha Gillespie was born on July 13, 1920 and passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Mary was a resident of Bluefield, West Virginia at the time of her passing. She was formerly from Tazewell, Virginia. She was married to P.D. Johnston. Graveside service Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Maplewood Cemetery in Tazewell, VA Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home of Tazewell, VA is serving the family of Mrs. Gillespie.

Mary Lee Gillespie, birth Sept 27, 1878 VIRGINIA. Death March 23, 1955 Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia. Father A. P. Jackson. Mother Lou Webb. Age 76. Widowed. Housewife. Cemetery Mt Olive Burial March 25, 1955.

Mary Virginia Gillespie birth Nov 15, 1954. Death Nov 16, 1954 Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia. Father Cecil Gillespie. Mother Helen Baughman. Burial Nov 17, 1954 Fairview Cemetery. One day old.

Mathew Gail Gillespie, 14, of Charleston, WV died Tuesday as a result of an accidental shooting. Obit Sept 14, 1993 Son of Adrian Gail Gillespie & Theresa Michele Twohig Gillespie of Charleston. Grandparents  Gail & Pauline Gillespie of Parkerburg and Mrs Leon L Twohig of Charleston. Burial Duffield Cemetery,  Duck, WV

Matilda Kathern Gillespie b May 12, 1900 d Aug 8, 1985 Blevens Cem, McDowell Co, WV

Maxine Rufus Gillespie b June 30, 1903 d Oct 28,1980 Blevens Cem, McDowell Co, WV

Melissa D Gillaspie b Jan 15, 1834 d Oct 10, 1919 Grandview Church of Christ Cem, Wirt Co, WV. Daughter of John Gillaspie. She married David Carpenter.

Melvin Gillespie death Feb 20, 1957/March 20, 1957 Cabell, West Virginia, father Fhlegm Gillespie, mother Lenora Roach

Melvina Gillespie death July 3, 1894 Braxton Co, WV

Mildred Daisy Gillespie b May 14, 1924 d Jan 27,1931 Blevens Cem, McDowell Co, WV

Mintie May Gillespie, death April 26, 1968 Lewis, West Virginia, d/o Moses Conard Lemons & Lucinda Petry

M O Gillespie death Aug 1899 Braxton Co, WV

Myra Elizabeth Gillespie death March 13, 1961 Harrison, West Virginia. Father Wayne Gillespie. Mother Delores Wix.


Nancy Gillespie death July 19, 1893 Braxton Co, WV

Noel T Gillespie, 86 of New Cumberland, died Dec 14, 1997. Born in Braxton Co, WV Feb 17, 1911 son of the late James & Amanda Pullins Gillespie. Wife Hattie Gae Gregory Gillespie, whom he married Dec 20, 1931. One daughter, four sons.


Okey R Gillespie death Feb 25, 1896 Clay Co, WV

Ote Gillespie birth 1860. Death Aug 9, 1930, age 70, Julia, Greenbriar, West Virginia. Married. Father Geo Davis. Mother Ote Davis. Spouse Isaac Gillespie.


Paul A. Gillespie, 70, of Salem, West Virginia, a bus driver for more than 20 years with Centra, died at Louis A. Johnson Veteran’s Hospital on Saturday, December 7, 2002.  Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive (Route 98), Clarksburg, West Virginia. Funeral services om Wednesday, December 11, 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Interment will be at West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown. Full military services will be conferred. Arrangements entrusted to Davis Funeral Home, Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Paul Verdon Gillespie was born on September 19, 1940 and passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018. Paul was a resident of Frankford, West Virginia at the time of passing.

Philip Gillespie d March 5, 1852 age 20 years, 11 months, 27 days, son of George & Elizabeth Gillespie, Slaughter Cemetery, Cottageville, WV (Note:  graves in this cemetery have been moved to another cemetery). 


Robert Lee Gillispie, long time Richwood resident, died Dec 30, 1961 in his 75th year. Custodian of Richwood High School. A native of Braxton, son of the late Frank & Nancy Brown Gillespie. Burial Mountain View Memorial Park. Wife Mrs Ella Gillespie, three daughters, two brothers.

Robert Ray Gillespie, birth Nov 14, 1933 VIRGINIA. Death April 2, 1969, age 35. Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia. Burial April 3, 1969. Father Walter Thomas Gillespie, Mother Lola Grace Whitt.  Divorced. Labourer. Burial Monte Vista Park, Blfd, WV. Residence Bluefield, Mercer, WV.

Robt H Gillespie, b 1840, death Sept 25, 1908 Ohio Co, West Virginia, residence 1218 Balto, Wheeling, WV, age 68 years 10 months 4 days. Real Estate Agent, married.

Rosalene Bragg Gillespie Rittenour, 86, of Killeen services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway, Va. She died on Sunday October 28, 2018 at a local nursing home. Mrs Kitte was born Jan 4, 1932, in Bays, W. Va. Burial will be in Cullers Run Cemetery.

Rosanna Gillespie death Sept 1, 1855 Ohio Co, WV

Rose Gillespie death Dec 6, 1888 Ohio Co, WV

Russell S Gillespie, birth March 14, 1899 WV. Death Jan 1, 1968 Clarksburg,  Harrison, West Virginia. Father Samuel Gillespie, mother Birde Nicholson. Married, 68 years old. Occupation Retd D-Emp Continental Canada. Greenlawn Masonic Cemetery, Clarksburg, West Virginia. Burial Jan 4, 1968.


Saml Gillespie death Feb 8, 1883 Ohio Co, WV

Samuel Gillespie death Feb 8, 1883 Ohio Co, WV

Samuel David Gillespie passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. David was a resident of Sophia, West Virginia.

Samuel David Gillespie, WV
Samuel David Gillespie, WV

Samuel David Gillespie, October 5, 1934 — October 9, 2022. Dave was born on October 5, 1934 to Sam and Effie Gillispie in Charleston, West Virginia. Dave joined the military in 1953 to 1958 (L-Co 508th Airborne Reqiment Combat Team from Feb 1954 to July 1956)(C-506th Battle Group 101st) Airborne Division from July 1956 until December of 1958. After completing his military service he became an over the road trucker for many years. After retirement he was employed by the Lakota School system for 10 years, and then took a second retirement.

As a Freemason, he was compassionate and kind, always willing to help his neighbors and others in need. He had a curious nature, reading and learning about various subjects from military and aviation history to animals and nature. In his earlier years he enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an avid car enthusiast. In addition he loved spending time in the West Virginia Mountains and enjoyed several tropical destinations.

He loved his family and his home and a quiet life spending time spoiling his dogs. Heidi, his most beloved Pekingese dog is the one to mourn his passing.

Dave is survived by his wife of 64 years, Roxie Gillespie and daughter Teresa (Edward) Hammock, sisters Margaret Walker, Barbara Walker and brother Harold Gillispie. Pre-deceased by his parents Sam and Effie Gillispie, sister Rose Marie Clinton and brother Melvin Gillispie.

Samuel R Gillespie death March 1870 Boone Co, WV

Sarah C Gillespie death June 19, 1896 Cabell Co, WV

Sarah E Gillespie death April 12, 1855 Putnam Co, WV

Sarah E Gillespie death Feb 28, 1867 Putnam Co, WV

Sarah E Gillespie death June 28, 1870 Putnam Co, WV

Sean E Gillespie was born on May 12, 1968 and passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Clarksburg, West Virginia

S F Gillespie death Oct 24, 1879 Ohio Co, WV

Shelly Gillespie, WV
Shelly Gillespie, WV

Shelly Lynn Gillespie, 29, of Glen Rogers, WV formerly of Harrisonburg, Virginia, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019 as the result of domestic violence. She was born February 23, 1990 in Rockbridge County, VA. Shelley had a warm smile to everyone she met. She leaves behind her 4 year old son, Jeremy William Gillespie of Dayton, VA, whom was the light of her life. She is also survived by her Mother, Tina and Dad, Timothy, er brother TJ and wife Sheila , nieces Hailey, Cheyanne and Brooklynn, and nephew, Timmy all of Rockingham, Virginia. Her body was cremated and no formal services are planned at this time.

Sue Gillespie death Dec 14, 1949 Kanawha, West Virginia. Father Michael Gillespie. Mother Zola Hey Mach


Thomas Earl Gillespie birth 1929. Death Dec 18, 1930. McDowell, West Virginia. Father Frank Gillespie. 1 year, 11 months, 16 days.

Thomas Gratton Gillespie birth April 21, 1909 Tazwell, VIRGINIA. Death Aug 31, 1967 Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia. Father Thomas W Gillespie. Mother Ida Neal. Burial Sept 2, 1967. 58 years. Married. Occupation Patnick Bros Steel. Residence Bluefield, Tazwell, Virginia. Concord Cemetery, Grattan, Virginia.

Thos Gillespie birth 1887 Nicolas Co, death Dec 12, 1887 Holly District, Braxton, West Virginia. Father Geo P Gillespie, mother M. E Gillespie, age 11 months 12 days


Virginia “Ginny” Dove Gillespie, 84, of Franklin, WV and formerly of Buckhannon, WV, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at her home.

She was born April 25, 1935 in Casey County, Kentucky, and was the daughter of the late James Sterling Hollen, Sr. and Gladys Irene Pierce Hollen.

Ginny was a 1953 graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School and worked for the City of Buckhannon Water Department.  She was a member of Franklin United Methodist Church.

Surviving are one son, Richard D. Gillespie (and wife, Debra) of Franklin, WV; two sisters, Betty Booth (and husband, Richard) of Buckhannon, WV and Joyce Hoover (and husband, Patrick) of Buckhannon, WV; one brother, James S. “Pete” Hollen, Jr. (and wife, Kay) of Buckhannon, WV; one grandson, Ryan Gillespie (and wife, Julia) of Morgantown, WV; and one great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Gillespie.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Crawford, and one brother, Richard Lee Hollen.

The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.  The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 at Tennerton United Methodist Church in Tennerton, WV, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. Robert Anderson and Rev. Michael Loudermilk officiating. Interment will be at Buckhannon Memorial Park. Source: The Record Delta, Sept 24, 2019

Virginia L Gillispie 1920 – 1944 Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Jackson Co, WV..


Walter Thomas Jr Gillespie birth 1927. Death Sept 29, 1947 Mercer, West Virginia. Father Walter Thomas Sr Gillespie. Mother Lola Grace Whitt. 20 years, 5 months, 11 days.

Wendell W Gillespie birth 1918. Death June 27, 1966 Huntington, Cabell, WV, s/o Melvin Gillespie and mother Jessie Holley. Married, age 48.

Wesley Wade Gillespie, birth Dec 22, 1910, s/o Mood Gillespie & Ivy Gillespie, death Nov 11, 1968, Weston, Lewis Co, West Virginia. Burial Exchange, WV. Residence Weston, Lewis, WV

Wiliam Gillespie, WV
Wiliam Gillespie, WV

William H ‘Ol Bill’ Gillespie, 90, of Charleston, a forester, naturalist, and fossil expert, passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born January 8, 1931, in Webster Springs, West Virginia, to William Marston “Mart” and Rosalie Geneva “Bill” Frazee Gillespie.  He was educated in the Webster County schools, graduated from Webster Springs High School in 1948, and attended the WVU School of Forestry where he received his bachelor’s degree.  He then obtained a combined master’s degree in plant taxonomy and geology and ultimately became an adjunct professor at WVU in the Department of Geology and Geography, supervising many master’s and Ph.D. candidates. While teaching, Bill began compiling an extensive number of scientific articles, abstracts, books, and other materials.  His best known books include The Edible Wild Plants of West Virginia, Forest Trees of West Virginia, and Plant Fossils of West Virginia, considered the “bible of fossil plant identification in West Virginia”. I

n 1967, Bill began his 37 year career in state government, including 18 years as Deputy Commissioner of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and 8 years as the Director of the West Virginia Division of Forestry and State Forester. In 1980, on one of his many field trips to search for fossil plants, he came upon a rock near Elkins, West Virginia, which held a fossil seed estimated to be 360 million years old.  That discovery made it the oldest plant seed ever found in the world and created an international sensation in academic circles. Among his many distinctions, those of which he was most proud included being the father of five children, a certified forester, a member of the West Virginia Lumberjack Hall of Fame, and a member of the Southeastern Woodchopping Championship Hall of Fame.

Bill was predeceased by his parents, his beloved wife, Betty Jean Rasnick Gillespie, to whom he was married 64 years, a son, James David Gillespie, a daughter, Linda Gillespie Harless, and a brother, Dr. George F. Gillespie.  He is survived by his three children, William A. Gillespie, MD, of Hilton Head Island, SC, Clifton P. Gillespie of Dillsburg, PA, and Laura Gillespie Elson, of Raleigh, NC.  He is also survived by his son-in-law, Jerry Wayne Harless, of Elkview, WV, a sister, Patricia Hamrick Gillespie, of Nutter Fort, WV, 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, friends, and business associates. Due to Covid 19 concerns, a graveside memorial service at Miller Cemetery in Webster Springs, WV, was private.

William Ray Gillespie, WV
William Ray Gillespie, WV

William Ray Gillespie, 71, of Scott Depot, WV passed away on May 29, 2023 at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY while waiting for a liver and kidney transplant.  He was born on December 22, 1951 in Charleston, WV to the late Michael and Lola Gillespie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Michael (Big G), James, Gary, Timothy and sister Mary Ann Gillespie.

William was a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church Scott Depot, WV and a former member of Chelyan Baptist Church. He graduated from East Bank High School in 1970. He retired from John Amos Power Plant. He never retired from being an amazing husband, dad, and papaw. His favorite things to do were going on beach trips with his wife, children and grandchildren where he would fish and have fun with everyone. When he was home he would spend a lot of time in his woodshop making and fixing things for others.

William is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Patty Gillespie (Ballingall); daughters: Heather Kinder (Dan), Johna Huffman (Tony); sons: Andrew Gillespie and Adam Gillespie (Morgan); brothers: Larry Gillespie (Gail) and David Lee Gillespie (Tonya); grandchildren: Caitlin Kinder, Ashley Kinder, Olivia Huffman, Luke Huffman, Easton Huffman, Kinsley Gillespie and Adriana Tuell.

Funeral service for William was Wednesday June 7, 2023 at 11:00am at Chapman Funeral Home Hurricane, WV with Pastor Travis Rucker officiating. Burial followed in Valley View Memorial Park Hurricane, WV.

Wm Gillespie death Nov 8, 1897 Tyler Co, WV

Wm F Gillespie death June 12, 1877 Braxton  Co, WV

Wm Hy Gillespie birth 1872 Little Sewel, death Dec 26, 1891 Little Sewel Mtn, Greenbriar, West Virginia. 19 years, 7 months, 8 days. Burial Dec 27, 1891 Little Sewel.

W Wall Gillespie death Jan 16, 1860 Ohio Co, WV

Joan Gillespie HARMAN birth April 23, 1887 Tazwell, VIRGINIA, d/o John W Gillespie & Margaret Harman, death March 9, 1963 B.P. Blfd, Mercer, West Virginia. Burial March 11, 1963. Age 75. Widowed.

Gillespie MAYLE  1905 – 1967 Pritchard Cem, Barbour Co, West Virginia

Anna Gillespie MURPHY birth Sept 28, 1858 Pittsburgh, PA. death Feb 21, 1936 Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia. d/o Cornelius C Gillespie and mother Mary Hellman. Spouse M J Murphy. 77 years, 4 months, 23 days, Widowed. Both parents born Pennsylvania.

Sheila Eileen (Gillespie) SAYRES, age 64, of Walnut Street, Grafton, WV, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019, at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born July 29, 1954, in Grafton, WV, where she was raised by her grandparents, Stewart and Marie Prichard, her “gran”.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 39 years, Robert “Bob” A. Sayres, II; one daughter, Tiffany N. Sayres and spouse Megan of Columbus, OH; and three grandsons, Noah, Hudson, and Wyatt Sayres; siblings, Stephen Gillespie (Jocilyn) of Cleveland, OH, Lisa Setler (Rick) of Grafton, Debbie Bevilock of Grafton, Palette Reboudo of Canton, OH, and “Junior” Kenneth Dalton of Cleveland, OH; also survived by several nieces and nephews and special friends the “dancing buds”.

In addition to her grandparents, she was preceded in death by her mother, Gladys (Prichard) Dalton.

Sheila graduated from Grafton High School with the Class of 1972 and then from Fairmont Business College. She then worked for the Equitable Gas Company for 32 years.

The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, in Grafton, on Thursday, May 9, from 2:00-8:00 p.m., and from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour on Friday. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 10, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Phil Nestor officiating.  Interment will follow at the WV National Cemetery in Pruntytown. Published Mountain Statesman, May 6th, 2019

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