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Clipping hand dated 4/1/86

Max C. Coble

Redkey - Max C. Coble, 83, 107 N. Oak Street, died Tuesday in Caylor-Nickel Clinic at Bluffton.

Born July 22, 1902, in Ridgeville, he was the son of Henry Earle and Dora (Schlotzhaur) Coble.  From 1920 to 1946 he had been associated with his father in the family-owned and operated business, the Redkey Times Journal, serving as editor when the weekly newspaper was sold to Times-Journal Inc., which later became the Graphic Printing Co. and then The Portland Commercial Review.  The paper had been in the family since 1903.

Following the sale of the newspaper, he opened the Redkey Sweet Shop, running it until 1954 when he went to work as a Linotype operator at The Courier-Times in
New Castle.  He retired Aug. 3, 1974.

He was a member ofMain Street United Methodist Church and was a 50-year member of Halfway Masonic Lodge 2980.

Survivors are a son, Dale H. of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; a daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Nada) Shreeve of Redkey; a sister, Mrs. Edgar (Billie) Huggins of Redkey; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death in 1982 by his wife, Lillie Agnus (Morrical) Coble.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Jones Mortuaries, Redkey Chapel, with Rev. Stevan Haiflich officiating.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.  Memorials may be sent to the Main Street United MethodistChurch


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