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1974 (13 Oct 1974)


Funeral services for John Axton, 84, a Center township native and retired farmer, were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Werry Chapel.  The Rev. Robert Carter, pastor of Wadesville General Baptist church officiated, with interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery near Wadesville.


Mr. Axton, who was born on a farm near Oliver, the son of Robert and Katherine (Becker) Axton, died at 5 p.m. Sunday in Allison Nursing Home here suffering from Parkinson Disease, his health had been deteriorating for about two years.  He had been hospitalized prior to and during his stay in the nursing home.


He was a farmer throughout his working years in Center, Lynn and Black townships.


Surviving are the wife, Elizabeth; two daughters, Mrs Geraldine Hayes and Mrs. Eva Causey of Mt. Vernon; two sons, Hubert of Wadesville and Malcolm of R. R. 1 Wadesville, a sister, Mrs. Newman William's, of Mt. Vernon 12 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.




Originally submitted by Betty Sellers