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Calvin C. Hough, 90, of Ranson passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 at the Shenandoah Center, Charles Town.

He was born Sept. 14, 1930 in Jefferson County. He was the son of the late George W. Hough and Mae Elizabeth (Shreck) Hough.

For more than 30 years, Calvin worked at Powhatan Brass and Iron Works in the Shipping. Dept.

He was of the Catholic Faith.

He graduated from Charles Town High School, class of 1950.

He was a faithful and dedicated member of the South Jefferson Ruritan Club and was a member of the Jefferson High School FFA Alumni Association.

Calvin loved to be outside. He enjoyed working in his yard and in his workshop repairing and tending to his tractors.

To pass time while inside, he enjoyed puzzle books.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 66 years, Erma (Smallwood) Hough at home, daughter, Emily Ann Michelle Viands and son, Calvin Christopher Hough, both of Ranson; granddaughter, Mackenzie Lauren Viands; sister-in-law, Marie Hough; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Nellie Sipe, Edna Schooley and Catherine Stickel; brothers, Raymond Hough, Charles Hough, Lester Hough, Howard Hough, Paul Hough and Marshall Hough.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Memorial contributions may be made to the South Jefferson Ruritan Club, 2826 South Childs Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430 or the Alzheimer’s Association-WV Chapter, 1601 2nd Avenue, Charleston, WV 25387.

Please sign his online guestbook and view his obituary at  


Charles F. Johnson

Charles “Chuck” Franklin Johnson went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Born on August 31, 1939 to Jesse Willard Johnson and Ethel Jean Johnson Morris, Chuck is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sandra Ennis Johnson, his daughter Jennifer Tito-Arroyo, his son-in-law Arturo Tito-Arroyo, and his grandchildren Victor and Ariana Nieves, as well as his brother Tommy Johnson and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers — Donald, Gene, Jimmy, Lou, and David, and his son, Brian Thomas Johnson, who Chuck adored and loved very much. Chuck will be remembered for his uncommon kindness, his compassion, and his sense of humor. He was fun to be around and made everyone around him smile. Chuck loved antiquing, doing yard work — especially splitting wood — but most of all, he loved and cherished spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Chuck’s lessons of love, strength, and perseverance will remain in the hearts of all he touched.

Arrangements are by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Please sign the online guestbook and view his obituary at

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