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 ofMainStreetUnitedMethodist
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
Friday in Jones Mortuaries, Redkey Chapel, with Rev. Stevan Haiflich
officiating. Burial will be in
HillcrestCemetery. Friends may
call from to Thursday at the mortuary.
Memorials may be sent to the MainStreetUnited