(07/16/2002)
Funeral services will be held tomorrow in Elizabeth for a woman and her six-month-old daughter, who died from injuries received in a car accident last Thursday near Whipple, Ohio. Martha Gibson, 24, who has Calhoun-Wirt connections, was pronounced dead at Marietta Memorial Hospital. She was formerly married to Hank Gibson of Calhoun.

Her six-month-old daughter Tiffany Blosser of Lower Salem, Ohio died Sunday in Children's Hospital, Columbus.

Other passengers in the car were, Johnny R. Blosser, 31, and Christa L. Gibson, 7. Christa Gibson was treated at Selby Hospital, Johnny Blosser was flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

The driver of the other vehicle, Nathan A. Way, 24, of Marietta was also flown to Grant Medical Center. The Ohio Highway patrol said Gibson was driving south on Ohio 821 when Way's northbound pickup truck struck her vehicle head-on in the south bound lane.

Emergency personnel used the Jaws of Life to extract the victims. Police said all the victims were using seat belts and child restraints.

A memorial fund for those desiring to help the family has been established. Checks may be mailed to Martha Gibson Memorial, Peoples Bank, 3411 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg 26101.

Martha May Gibson, 24, of Lower Salem, Ohio, died July 11, 2002, at Marietta Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

She was born in Elkton, Maryland, a daughter of Bernice Gill of Princeton, West Virginia, and Moses Gill of Anawalt, West Virginia. She was a homemaker.

Also surviving are Johnny Blosser; two children, Christa Gibson and Bridget Gibson at home; one sister, Midge Lula Woodard of Boone, North Carolina; two brothers, Travis Gill of Anawalt and Moses Shelton of Elkton; several half brothers and sisters and one nephew.

Joint services will be held for Ms. Gibson and her daughter Tiffany at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Matheny-Pomroy Funeral Home of Elizabeth, West Virginia with Rev. Raymond Ray officiating. Burial will be in the Hodum Cemetery of Roane County. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday.

Tiffany Nichole Blosser, infant daughter of Johnny Blosser and the late Martha May Gibson, of Lower Salem, Ohio, died Sunday July 14, 2002, at Columbus Children's Hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Tiffany is survived by two sisters, Christa and Bridget Gibson, of Lower Salem, Ohio; three brothers, Bobby, Brian and Billy Blosser of Annamoriah, West Virginia; paternal grandparents, David and Debbie Cunningham of Newark, West Virginia.; maternal grandparents, Moses Gill of Anawalt, West Virginia. and Bernice Gill of Princeton, West Virginia; paternal great-grandparents, Eileen Ledsome and step-great-grandmother, Mae Cunningham; maternal great-great-grandmother, Glenna Potter of Princeton, West Virginia; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by step-paternal great-grandfather, Frank Cunningham. Joint services will be held for Tiffany and her mother, Martha Gibson at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Matheny Pomroy Funeral Home of Elizabeth, West Virginia. Rev. Raymond Ray will officiate. Burial in the Hodum Cemetery of Roane County.


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