2011 - 2013 Transcribed Carter County Obituaries

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GALION: Carl Smith, 75, of Galion, OH died November 28, 2013. Born on October 27, 1938 in Olive Hill, KY, he was the son of Frank Butler and Mary Lizzie Smith. Married to his wife Beverly for 42 years, Carl was a true family man who loved his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed traveling, camping, tinkering with cars, and collecting small model cars. Carl's loyal companion and best friend, his Chihuahua Chico, never left his side.Surviving are wife, Beverly (Shaffer) Smith; daughters, Mary Earl of Liberty, KY; Jeannie (Jack) Chambers of Arkansas, Janet Lynn Smith of Galion, Debbie Hicks of TN, and Vickie McCrea of Marion; sons, David (Monica) Zellner of TN, James Scott McCrea of FL, Jack McCrea of TN, and Carl (Angie) McCrea of Galion; nineteen grandkids; twenty one great grandkids; and numerous nieces and nephews. Carl was preceded in death by his parents; two grandkids; two brothers; and two sisters. Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Dave Mahon, will be held Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield, OH 44902. Friends are invited to call from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


SHELBY: Anne L. Bond, age 83, resident of Shelby died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Med Central Shelby Hospital. Born September 6, 1930 in Olive Hill, Ky to Russell H. and Opal (Hall) Johnson, she grew up in Crandon, Wisconsin and was a 1948 graduate of Crandon High School. She had been a resident of Mansfield moving to Shelby in 1953. Formerly employed with the Wilkins AF Depot, Anne was a homemaker that enjoyed painting and was a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Richard (Tracy) Bond, of Hoquiam, WA and Ray (Jane) Bond, of Shiloh; one daughter, Rhonda J. Bond, of Aberdeen, WA; thirteen grandchildren, Matthew, Laura, Joe and Megan Bond, Ron Stephens, Holly O'Brian, Jocelyn King and Johnathon Stevens; eight great-grandchildren, three brothers, Sidney (Jan) Johnson, George (Janice) Johnson, both of Aberdeen, WA and Clyde (Josephine) Johnson of Harshaw, WI., one sister Billie Jean ("Blackie") Smith of Mansfield, nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Leroy Bond, in July 2007, one sister Edna Mae Boggs, one brother Robert Johnson and an infant sister. Funeral services will be held 10:30 Monday November 25, 2013 from the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Pastor Joe Campbell will officiate with interment at a later date in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Memorial expressions may be made to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 105 E. Smiley Ave., Shelby, Ohio 44875.


Joyce Ann Sutherland, age 68, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, October 31, 2011, after an extended illness. She was born July 23, 1943 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to Newton and Margorie (Snipes) Bays. Joyce moved to Mansfield when she was 9 years old. She met and married her loving husband, Roger L. Sutherland at First Assembly of God Church in Mansfield. Joyce worked and retired from Therm-O-Disc after 40 years of service. Her hobbies included auction, garage sales and taking long drives in the country-which she enjoyed very much. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but her greatest love was the Lord. She is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, Roger L. Sutherland; daughter, Coletta R. (John) Knight of Mansfield; son, Brent E. (Nikki) Sutherland of Fredericktown; sister, Sue (Rev. Billy) Burr of Dallas, TX; brothers, Billy and Ebb Bays of Olive Hill, KY, Gary (Carol) Bays of Mansfield, Ricky Bays of Mansfield, Jimmy Dale Noser of NC, and Joe Noser of Mansfield; cousins, Barb Harris and Wanda Schaffer, both of Mansfield; four grandchildren, Ashley C. Knight, Kassi, Grant and Haven; two great-grandchildren, Ashton M. and Addisan N. Knight; two aunts of Olive Hill, KY; and many more family and friends who will miss her greatly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Newton Bays and Margorie Noser; uncles, Ted and Lilly; numerous aunts and cousins; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Helen and Dewey Sutherland. Friends and family may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Blair officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.


Bethel Ann Meade Menix, 69, of Olive Hill, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at her daughter’s residence. Mrs. Menix was born Aug. 27, 1943, in Olive Hill, a daughter of the late Jim Meade and Hattie Greenhill Meade. She was a member of Glory Hill Community Church, a homemaker and a loving mother. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Van R. Menix, in 2000; three brothers, Joe Meade, Lloyd Meade and Louie Meade; and two sisters, Marie Branham and Irene Bunch. She is survived by two daughters, Cathy Reynolds and Linda Lou Withrow, both of Olive Hill; a sister, Pauline Holbrook of Grahn; a brother, Norman Meade of Grayson; and three grandchildren, Derek and Bryan Reynolds and Tiffany (Nicholas) Hicks. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Carlos Newman. Burial will be in Menix Family Cemetery near Olive Hill.
Doris Avanell Burchett Malblanc, born Jan. 31, 1936, in Olive Hill to James Hyatt Burchett and Vina Whisman Burchett, died Feb. 3, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was preceded in death by brothers Clyde Edward Burchett, Otho William Burchett, James Harmon Calhoun, Charles Ray Burchett, John Paul Burchett and Franklin Delano Burchett and sisters Gloria May Cassini, Mary Elizabeth Hester and Barbara Sue Clark. She was a loving mother to Patricia Callon (David) and Linda Bollman and grandmother to Ian (Kristen) Callon and Sara Callon. She is survived by sisters Lois Carroll, Geraldine Burchett, Jean Hamilton of Grayson and Carol Heisler of Columbus, Ohio; and many sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Newcomer Funeral Home, 3300 Parkcrest Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211, Her funeral will be at Malone Funeral Home in Grayson on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, with services immediately following. Burial will be in Burchett Cemetery in Olive Hill.


JoAnn Brinegar Kiser, 76, of Mansfield, passed away Monday, October 31, 2011 at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. JoAnn was born October 4, 1935 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to McKinley and Delia (Jones) Brinegar. She was a homebody, who loved being a housewife, liked to draw, and enjoyed taking care of her grandkids. She is survived by one son, Stephen and LeeAnn Kiser of Mansfield; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one brother, Ora Brinegar. Along with her husband, William Kiser, Jr., who passed away in 1999, JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Leroy Brinegar and Earl Brinegar; and three sisters, Christine Sparks, Pauline Duncan, and Elizabeth Culp. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD. is assisting the family with the arrangements.


OLIVE HILL — James Robert “Jim” Tackett, 79, of Olive Hill, formerly of Mansfield, Ohio, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born Feb. 19, 1933, in Grahn. His wife, Linda Collins Tackett, preceded him in death. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive Hill. Burial will be in Olive Hill Memorial Park, with military rites by Olive Hill American Legion Post 138. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

MANSFIELD: Ruth Parish DeWitt, 80, of Mansfield, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012, following a lengthy illness. Ruth was born on October 8, 1931 in Olive Hill, KY to Walter and Edith Pelfrey Parish. She worked for many years at Dominion Electric, but was known for being a wonderful homemaker for her family. Ruth loved taking care of her home and her yard, and enjoyed cooking. Her most important role was loving her family, and she enjoyed spending time with them. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Ron Burgess of Mansfield; one grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Ron and Nikki Burgess Jr. of Mansfield; two great-grandchildren, Bryce and Grayson Burgess of Mansfield; one brother, Darell Parish of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray Conn; her second husband, Clarence DeWitt; and five siblings, Chester Parish, Ruby Eden, Thelma Porter, Cloie Eden, and Bill Parish. Calling hours will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, with Pastor Phil Green of Real Life Community Church officiating. Burial will be at Franklin Cemetery.


MANSFIELD, Ohio -- Ora C. Webb, 78, went home to his Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, after a brief illness. He was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Olive Hill, to the late Sherman and Rosie (Hall) Webb. After moving to Ohio in 1956, he worked and retired from Artesian Industries in 1989 after 34 years of service. Ora served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was an avid carpenter and craftsman. Ora enjoyed making all types of wood projects only to generously give them to family and friends and he also enjoyed fishing and working in his yard. Mr.Webb was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Lincoln Heights Baptist Church and was a faithful member for over 18 years. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Webb; three children, Mary Joyce Maynor (companion, Bob Mabee) and Michael C. Webb (companion, Bonnie Koenig), all of Mansfield, Ohio and Randy (Barb) Webb of Mississippi; 10 grandchildren, Carri Jo Grimes, Kevin Riggenbach, Chastity Jordan, James (Amanda) Riggenbach, Jeremy Riggenbach, Michelle (Tyson) Deskins, Maunaka Webb, Michael Webb, Randall (Denise) Webb and Melissa Hardin; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bonnie (Norman) Shoemaker of Mexico and Sally (Lindsay) Stone of Olive Hill; sisters-in-law, Annie (Paul) Gray, Shirley Burton and Nowanna (Virgil) Bisotti; brothers-in-law, Wendall (Helen) Brooks, George (Norma) Brooks, Harry (Opal) Brooks, all of Maysville and Bill Brooks of Cleveland, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sherman and Rosie (Hall) Webb; brothers, Waydell, Ernest and Cornillius Webb; and sisters, Inez Moore and Evelyn Burton. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m., today, Jan. 1, 2009, at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m., in the funeral home with Pastor Harry Brooks, Pastor Wendall Brooks, Pastor Mike Wilson and Pastor Paul Gray officiating. Burial will follow in the Windsor Cemetery with military honors by the Richland County Joint Veteran’s Burial Detail.

Paul Gene Edison AMHERST TWP - Paul Gene Edison, 84 years of age, and a resident of Amherst Twp., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at EMH Regional Medical Center in Elyria following a brief battle with cancer. He was born May 31, 1928 in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Paul was raised in Kentucky, and at the age of 16 he moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1952, Paul moved to Lorain and then to Vermilion where he resided for many years. During his retirement years, from 1981 to 2008, Paul lived between Bristol, Virginia and North Fort Meyers, Florida. Paul proudly served in the United States Army/AirForce after World War II. He was an inspector at US Steel in Lorain for thirty years before retiring in 1981. Paul attended Church of the Nazarene in Lorain, Church of the Open Door in Elyria and Good Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Elyria. He loved to play shuffle board, especially while staying in Florida, and received several trophies for his tournament victories. His hobbies included collecting knives, mall walking, oil painting, wood working, blue grass music and watching basketball. Paul enjoyed traveling especially with his family. Paul leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 2-1/2 years Mary Diamond-Edison (nee: Childers); his daughters and their husbands Marcella and Dick Tracey of Knoxville, Tennessee, Regina and Robert Gow of Amherst, Sandra and Robert Bodnar, Vickie and Kenneth Schmidt all of Lorain, Rhonda Turnbull of Elyira; his step daughters and their husbands Debbie and Jim Hiler of Tiro, Ohio, Donna and Rick Slavic of Hernando, Florida, Linda and Denham York of Harlan, Kentucky, Mary and Denny Matovich of Oberlin; six grandchildren, two step grandchildren; six great grandchildren; his sisters Janice Pernice and Phyllis Tackett both of Warren, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his first wife of fifty-six years Charlotte Edison (nee Bond) on October 30, 2008; his brothers Fred, Earl, Wayne and Bob, sister Catherine Kiser; and by his parents Everett and Elizabeth Edison (nee: Waggoner). Friends may call Friday, August 3, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from Good Hope Free Will Baptist Church; 42503 Butternut Ridge Road, Elyria. The Rev. Jason Keith, pastor will officiate. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the . Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com. . Published in The Morning Journal on August 3, 2012


A. Dan Jones - 1928-2013 Miller Funeral Home The Independent The Daily Independent Wed Sep 04, 2013, ASHLAND — A. Dan Jones, 85, of Ashland, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his residence. He was born July 16, 1928, in Olive Hill, the son of the late Allison and Dorothy Clay Jones. He was the owner of Dan’s Auto Sales for 26 years and a member of Fairview Baptist Church. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Korean War Service Medal. He was a member of the Ashland Gideons. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Stan Jones, Allison Jones, Dalton Jones, Joe Jones and Nick Jones; and a sister, June Jones Tackett. Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Ruby Collins Jones; a son, Dan Jones and his wife, Teri, of Ashland; his canine companion, Trooper; three sisters-in-law, Janet Jones of Ashland, Helen Jones of Phoenix and Marsha Jones of Ashland; a brother-in-law, Frank Tackett of Greenup; and several special nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Miller Funeral Home in Ashland by the Rev. Mike Rice. Burial will be in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup County. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today and an hour before services Friday at the funeral home. Military services will be by Kenova American Legion Post 93. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Ashland Gideons, P.O. Box 188, Ashland KY 41105 or the Fairview Baptist Church Building Fund, 2040 Main St., Westwood, Ashland KY 41102 -
Lorraine Brouillard Brouillard, Lorraine W. 95, formerly of Northern Wisconsin and then moving to Waukegan, passed away on May 9, 2013 at Village at Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst. She was born on October 8, 1917 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to William and Bertha Boggs. Lorraine was a member of First Baptist Church of Waukegan for over 60 years and retired from Abbott Laboratories. She loved traveling, taking long walks and enjoyed making friends. She was an avid reader and was very well loved by many. She is survived by 3 sons, Gerald D. (the late Elaine), Daniel G. (Donna) and Thomas W. (Geraldine) Brouillard; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Bessie Cronce; and many nieces and nephews. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 10 to 11am with a funeral service starting at 11am at Marsh Funeral Home. Interment at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to , P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or First Baptist Church, Box 44, 401 North Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085.
Anne L. Bond SHELBY: Anne L. Bond, age 83, resident of Shelby died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 in Med Central Shelby Hospital. Born September 6, 1930 in Olive Hill, Ky to Russell H. and Opal (Hall) Johnson, she grew up in Crandon, Wisconsin and was a 1948 graduate of Crandon High School. She had been a resident of Mansfield moving to Shelby in 1953. Formerly employed with the Wilkins AF Depot, Anne was a homemaker that enjoyed painting and was a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Richard (Tracy) Bond, of Hoquiam, WA and Ray (Jane) Bond, of Shiloh; one daughter, Rhonda J. Bond, of Aberdeen, WA; thirteen grandchildren, Matthew, Laura, Joe and Megan Bond, Ron Stephens, Holly O'Brian, Jocelyn King and Johnathon Stevens; eight great-grandchildren, three brothers, Sidney (Jan) Johnson, George (Janice) Johnson, both of Aberdeen, WA and Clyde (Josephine) Johnson of Harshaw, WI., one sister Billie Jean ("Blackie") Smith of Mansfield, nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Leroy Bond, in July 2007, one sister Edna Mae Boggs, one brother Robert Johnson and an infant sister. Funeral services will be held 10:30 Monday November 25, 2013 from the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Pastor Joe Campbell will officiate with interment at a later date in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Memorial expressions may be made to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 105 E. Smiley Ave., Shelby, Ohio 44875. Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 @ aol.com

Flora Juanita (Oakley) Butler OLIVE HILL, KY: Mrs. Flora Juanita (Oakley) Butler, age 87, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Friday morning, November 8, 2013, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky. She was born December 29, 1925, on Henderson Branch in Carter County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Sarah Perry Oakley. Flora was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was of the Baptist faith and attended many churches in Ohio, Florida and Kentucky. She retired from the O'Neil's Company in Mansfield, Ohio. Flora loved traveling, gospel concerts, quilting, eating out, shopping, and spending time with her family. Highlights of her travels was a gospel cruise and trips to Hawaii, Ireland and Scotland. Flora was also an avid reader and loved reading about the Old West, Australia and Ireland. Both her maternal and fraternal ancestors were traced back to Ireland and England. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, her knight-in-shining armor, James William Butler on July 17, 1999; one son, Terry W. Butler in 2009; one grandson, James Burns; and one great granddaughter, Kira Elwood; she was also preceded in death by numerous brothers who died at birth or during infancy; siblings she was raised with who preceded her in death were: Vernon, Herman, Estill, Fortune, Raleigh, Roy and Joseph Dee Oakley, Muriel Spence, and Eva Lawson. Flora is survived by two sons, James Gary (Janet) Butler of Winter Haven, Florida, and Michael (Becky) Butler of Wilmington, Ohio; one daughter, Brenda (Joseph ) McGlone of Olive Hill, Kentucky; one daughter-in-law, Susan Butler of Mansfield, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Aaron, Nathan, Kristy, Bryan, Travis and Shannon Butler, Jeffrey and Steven McGlone, and Lisa Elwood; and seven great grandchildren. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friend, Mary Ellen Oakley, who will sadly miss her. A celebration of Flora's life will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother David Rayburn officiating. Friends may visit from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at the Mansfield Memorial Park in Mansfield, Ohio. Flora's grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Rev. Beatrice R. Morris MANSFIELD: Rev. Beatrice R. Morris, 88, Senior Pastor of Gods Open Door Church, Mansfield, died Sunday, October 20, 2013 at MedCentral Hospital. Beatrice was born on October 24, 1924 in Olive Hill, KY to William and Nellie Perry Bailey Adkins. Rev. Morris dedicated her life for the past 50 years to the work of God at the church. She labored there in the Lord's work, where many ministries were sent throughout the world. She inspired many people with her talent of playing music, singing, and preaching. She is survived by four sons, Moses, Paul, Samuel, and Joseph Kingman; five daughters, Virginia, Priscilla, Wilma, Naomi (Joe), and Esther (Terry); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved and adored; much loved son-in-law Jeffrey B. Smith; and special grandsons, Mark, Michael and Joshua. Along with her parents, Beatrice was preceded in death by her husband Larkin Morris, two sons, Charles and Virgil Dotterman, Daughter-in-law, Diana K. Kingman; grandson Sgt. Jonothan C. Kingman, who was killed in active duty in Iraq; one brother, William "Billie" Bailey and one sister, Rosie Bailey.Calling hours will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Bishop Sylvester Ginn Sr. of Hesed Agape Ministries officiating. Burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
William "Bill" Warren Caudill MANSFIELD: William "Bill" Warren Caudill, 85, of Mansfield, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Hospice House in Ashland. He was born February 5, 1928 in Jacobs, KY. A graveside service will be held Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. in Mansfield Memorial Park with Pastor Phil Green officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com

Anna Ruth (Oney) Webb Mrs. Anna Ruth (Oney) Webb, age 75, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Thursday afternoon, September 26, 2013 at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. She was born December 23, 1937, in Carter County, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Arvil and Alpha Tackett Oney. Ruth was of the Christian faith and attended the Owingsville First Church of God. She retired from teaching in the Crestline, Ohio School District and continued to teach in Carter County schools and Rowan County Christian schools after moving back to Olive Hill. Ruth enjoyed teaching, traveling, reading Christian literature, and loved homemaking, providing meals and shelter for her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Vivian Oney Carter. Ruth is survived by her husband of 58 years, Randall Webb; three children and their spouses, Elaine and Lowell Rice of Owingsville, Kentucky, Keith and Martha Webb of Mansfield, Ohio, and Rhonda and Dennis Kilgore of Willard, Ohio; six grandchildren, Caleb Forrester (Lisa), Jessica Kilgore Strohm (Tony), LeAnne Webb, Jenna Kilgore Hughes (Aaron), Amber Webb, and Sarah Caudill; two great grandchildren, Lorelei Hughes and Ryan Hughes; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Farris Oney, Everett and Jean Oney, and Denver and Shirley Oney, all of Olive Hill, Kentucky; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Carolyn Oney of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Wanda and Earnest Davis of West Virginia, and Mary and Ramah McKenzie of Ypsilanti, Michigan. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2013, at Globe Christian Church, US Highway 60, West of Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother David Rayburn, Brother Paul Webb, Reverend Lowell Rice, and Brother Johnny Erwin officiating. Burial will follow in the Burchett-Dailey Cemetery on Blueberry Ridge in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Mrs. Webb will also lie in state one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the church. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Contributions in Anna Ruth's name to the Ashland Community Hospice Center or the charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Avenell Phillimore GALION: Avenell Phillimore, 83, of 931 Snowmass Drive, Galion, died Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Kindred Hospital, Mansfield after a lengthy illness.Avenell was born in Sandy Hook, KY on May 30, 1930 to the late Add and Stella (Fraley) Wilson Clevenger. She married C. Lindy Phillimore on March 26, 1947 and he preceded her in death on August 9, 2003. She worked during her younger years at the former North Electric, Galion. Avenell was a member of the Crestline Nazarene Church and her church was a very important part in her life. She was co-owner of the former A's-Com-N-C, a gift store in Galion and Lexington. She loved shopping, traveling, and family and enjoyed wintering in Florida. She is survived by her four brothers, Edgar (Betty) Clevenger, Cordis (Betty) Clevenger, Denzil (Donna Lee) Clevenger, Troy (Paula) Clevenger, and her two sisters, Avis (William) Hoffman and Freda Sandquist. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a special friend Philip Stentz. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Phillimore. She was also preceded in death by eight brothers and four sisters, Gus Wilson, Garland Clevenger, Sylvan Clevenger, Albert Clevenger, Addie Heath, Cecil Clevenger, Raymond Clevenger, Bina Clevenger, Edna Clevenger, Bess Clevenger, Beacher Clevenger and Bill Clevenger. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Crestline Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. Scott Buell officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline.Memorial contributions may be made to the Crestline Church of the Nazarene in care of the funeral home. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Vivian Madeline Lowe, 73, of Mansfield, went on to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at MedCentral Hospital, Mansfield, following a brief illness.Vivian was born on August 12, 1940, to Preston and Nancy Knipp Ash. She was employed at Peoples Hospital and retired from MedCentral Hospital. She is survived by two children, James and Terri Lowe, and Becky Stoots , all of Mansfield; four grandchildren, Brian and Chelsea Lowe, Abby and Ryan Gordon, Jarrod Stoots, and Jordan Stoots; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Elmer and Nola Ash of Mansfield.Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Lowe; four brothers, Claude Ash, Harrison Ash, Glenn Ash, and Earl Ash; and two sisters, Bertha Peyton and Catherine Romans.Calling hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Family will have a private service at a later date. Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 @ aol.com
John H. Denton A Randolph County, Indiana Newspaper 1882 DENTON, John H. an old citizen of Stoney Creek Twp d. 12/11/1882 at his home 1mi so of Farmland age 79y 4m. He came to R.C. ab. 1825. Married Julia A. Friar 1/20/1828. Surv. are the aged widow, 1 sis & 2 bro. 7 ch. Serv by Rev. In. Moorman with bur. in Maxville Cem. Contributed by Sandra Mumah
Mary Rose (1940 - 2013) MANSFIELD: Mary H. Webb Rose, 73, of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the home of her granddaughter, Penny & Paul Harriger, following a lengthy illness.Mary was born January 29, 1940 in New Castle, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Ada (Roseberry) Webb. She enjoyed fishing, collecting pictures and cds, and listening to Gospel Music. Mary also enjoyed going to Mansfield Adult Rotary Daycare. Mary is survived by two children, Eddie (Elizabeth) Rose, Sr. of Mansfield and Kathy (David) Shelton-Swartz of Shiloh; 11 grandchildren, Penny (Paul) Harriger, Eddie (Shannon) Rose, Jr., Amanda Essick, Joni Retton, Crystal Rose, Danny (Jenny) Rose, Stephanie Essick, Mary Essick, Katy Rose, Willard "Justin" Rose, and Amber Tackett; 23 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchildren; five sisters, Naomi (Cliff) Crum of Mansfield, Nancy Shepherd, Denise Arthurs of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Tonya (Bruce) Jessie of Soldier, Kentucky, and Lucille Brown of Port Ritchie, Florida; one brother, Carl Webb of Olive Hill, Kentucky; six sisters-in-law, Susie Rose, Christine (Larry) Kline, Jean Rose, Kathleen Webb, Marcella Barnett, and Louis Rose; and numerous nieces and nephews.Along with her husband, Lowell "Bo" Rose, Mary was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, John Rose and Ervin Feagin; one grandson, Bradley Essick; sisters, Shelby Vasquez, Linda Vasquez, and Colleen Bays; one brother, James Wilburn; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.Calling hours will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 2, 2013 with Pastor Earl Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.Memorial contributions may be made to Mansfield Adult Rotary Daycare, Attn: Karla Hale, 50 Blymyer Avenue, Mansfield, OH 44903. Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 @ aol.com

Mary Opal (Haney) Fraley JOHNSTOWN: Mary Opal (Haney) Fraley, 79, of Johnstown, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital. She died peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born February 5, 1934 in Carter County, Kentucky to the late Faitha Mae (Worthington) and James Herbert Haney. Mary had many interests, but her greatest joy came from her family. Nothing gave her more pleasure than being surrounded by her children and grandchildren.She is survived by six children, Charles (Dawn) Fraley of Mansfield, James "Michael" (Julie) Fraley, Tamara Fraley, David Fraley and Jason Fraley, all of Johnstown and Joseph (Amy) Fraley of Granville, OH; ten grandchildren, Daniel (Amanda) Fraley, Lauren Fraley, both of Mansfield, Justin Fraley, Joshua (Brett) Fraley and Joseph Fraley, all of Columbus, David Fraley, Lilly Fraley and Jace Fraley, all of Granville, Courtney Phelps and Cody Phelps, both of Johnstown; two great-granddaughters, Kaelyn and Annabelle Fraley; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Barbra Ann Doran, a special niece who her children can't thank enough for the wonderful day to day care, companionship and good humor she brought to Mary during her long illness. She was preceded in death her parents; two brothers, Bill Phipps and Charles Herbert Haney; and two sisters, Hazel Margaret Burchett and Sally W. Smith. There will be no services or visitation at this time. Burial will be in Bellville Cemetery at a later date. Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Mary Fraley. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Ruby E. "Red" Stamper MANSFIELD: Ruby E. "Red" Stamper, 97, of Mansfield passed away Saturday August 17, 2013 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.The son of Albert and Ellie (Davis) Stamper, Ruby was raised in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Growing up in a family that loved music, Ruby had a great ear for music and was self taught at the guitar, banjo, and french harp. Growing up in the hills of Kentucky, as a young boy, Ruby became an excellent shot. As a teenager he was drafted into the Army and served valiantly in the European Theater during WWII. A sharp shooter, Ruby was awarded two purple hearts for sustaining wounds in action, as well as a bronze star. Following his honorable discharge Ruby worked for Empire Detroit Steel for more than 30 years.Ruby was a member of VFW, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. A faithful Republican, by far Ruby's favorite president was Ronald Reagan. He is survived by his daughter Violet Best of Mansfield, two sons Ted (Barb) Stamper of Mt. Gilead, and Lafe Stamper of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Michael (Barb) Crossno and Mark Crossno all of Florida, Marty (Kim) Crossno of South Carolina, Luke (Shannon) Stamper of Galion, Samantha Rollins of Mansfield, and Katrina Stamper (John Miller) of Bucyrus; nine great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Katy (Tabor) Stamper in 2000; daughter Mary Ann Stamper; sisters Martha Duzan and Luanna McCoy and brothers John, Charlie, and Wilburn Stamper.Calling hours will be at the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue, Friday, August 23, 2013 from 12pm-2pm. Funeral services will begin at 2pm and the Rev. Earl Tackett will officiate. Burial with military honors performed by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Snyder Funeral Homes (to assist the family with funeral expenses) may be made through the funeral home.Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 @ aol.com

Rosemary Hilger ShoemakerMANSFIELD: Rosemary Hilger Shoemaker, 85, of Mansfield, died early Saturday morning, August 10, 2013 at Kingston of Ashland. She was born January 30, 1928 in Carter County, Kentucky to the late Della and Charles Edward Hilger. Rosemary enjoyed quilting, crocheting and gardening but her passion was in being a wonderful wife and mother to her family. She was a charter member of First Wesleyan Church. She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, James Shoemaker; two sons, Charles "Chuck" (Carol) Shoemaker of Mansfield and Randy (Sue) Shoemaker of Cincinnati; a daughter, Melinna Thatcher of IN; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Eva (Ray) Ash of Bucyrus and Thelma Hunter of Portsmouth; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Commie Hilger. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Monday, August 12, 2013 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. The funeral service will be in the funeral home Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. with additional visitation beginning at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. The family would like to invite friends and relatives to First Wesleyan Church , 1908 Park Avenue West for a luncheon and time of fellowship following the committal.Memorial contributions may be made to First Wesleyan Church. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Larry Joe BradleyONTARIO: God took Larry Joe Bradley to his loving home on Saturday, August 10, 2013. He was born September 5, 1948 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to the late Ruby (Gearhart) and Paul Bradley. Larry was a strong man and had an enduring faith in his Lord, Jesus Christ. He loved his entire family with all his heart and was a loving, caring husband and father. He was a member of Apostolic Faith Assembly and devoted his life to serving others. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, playing darts, playing the guitar and fellowship with his church family. He had worked for a number of years at Westinghouse Corp. and later for Eberts Energy Center. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Branham Bradley; two daughters, Michelle (Bob) Hood and Clarissa Bradley, both of Mansfield; two grandchildren, Amber Hood and Chloe Siburt; four sisters, Paula (Charles) Jaynes, Gaye (Barry) Barker and Theresa (Herbie) Jones, all of Olive Hill, KY and Marilyn (Jack) Cox of Bardstown, KY; a brother-in-law, John Moore of Johnsville; a sister-in-law, Hope Bradley of Fort Wayne, IN; special friends, Jeff and Gloria Davis; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Bradley and sister, Patricia Moore.The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in Apostolic Faith Assembly Church, 258 Stadium St. with Pastor Robert O'Brian officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Everett L. Gillum, Sr.SOUTH POINT: Everett L. Gillum, Sr., of South Point, OH, went to be home with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Community Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. Born March 13, 1930 in Soldier, Kentucky, he was the son of Tony and Eva May (Lewis) Gillum. He was a veteran of the United States Marines serving during the Korean War and retired from General Motors after 33 years of service. A loving and generous man, he also had a serious side and enjoyed cars, motorcycles and NASCAR.He is survived by two sons, Everett (Debbie) Gillum, Jr. and John Gillum both of South Point, Ohio; five step children, Bobbi Jo (Butch) Green of Mansfield, Ohio, Pat (Woodrow) Rayburn of Olive Hill, KY, Phillip (Angie) Stephens of Mansfield, OH, Sue (Jim) Troughler of Dayton, OH and Cathy (Red) Messenger of Branchland, WV; five grandchildren, Michelle Gillum of Shelby, OH, Nichole (Carl) Bonecutter of South Point, OH, Ian (Krystal) Gillum of South Point, OH, Tara Gillum-Morgan of Shelby, OH and Suzanne Gillum of Mansfield; eight great grandchildren, numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; two brothers, Jim (Jeanie) Gillum and Lester (Doris) Gillum both of Mansfield; one sister, Lilly (Jerry) Garn of Mansfield; a sister-in-law, Fern Gillum of Mansfield; and good friends who helped take good care of Everett, David and Nancy Church, Janice Miller, Brinda Fields, Alice Walton and all who were involved with Hospice of Ashland, Kentucky. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Stephens) Gillum; his first wife, Dorothy Gillum Dunkin; his six sisters, Opal Goff, Elizabeth Gillum, Jenny V. Gillum, Hazel Gillum, Marilyn Gillum and Meny Gillum; three brothers, Manul, Bill and Chester Gillum.Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond Street, Mansfield. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2013 at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Phil Green. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery where full military services will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Ashland Kentucky. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Wednesday, October 22, 2003 Solmon Worth McGuire Age, 74, of Emma, died Saturday, October 18, 2003, at the Ridgecrest Manor Nursing Home. Born January 15, 1929, in Edgar, he was the son of the late William James (Wip) McGuire and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Spears McGuire. He was a former delivery person at Maritta Bakery, Florida. Survivors include three sons, William J. McGuire of Emma, Solomon Worth McGuire Jr., of Richmond, Erick McGuire of Orange Park, Florida; four brothers, Hobert McGuire, Darwin McGuire and Tom Oak McGuire, all of Prestonsburg, and John McGuire of Louisa; four sisters, Fannie Smith of Kingsport, Tennessee, Jean Simpson of Auxier, Alta Steig of Columbus, Ohio, and Emma (Fuzzy) Baldridge of Beaver Creek, Ohio; five grandchildren, Wesley McGuire, Jami McGuire, Solomon Worth McGuire III, Amber McGuire, Ashlee McGuire; and one great-grandson, Solomon Worth McGuire IV. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 21, at 11 a.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jim Sherman officiating. Interment is at Davidson Memorial Gardens, at Ivel. Carter Funeral Home is serving the McGuire family. Pallbearers: Frank McGuire Jr., Beverly McGuire, Darvin Edward McGuire, Kimber McGuire, Jeff Burchett and Dr. Tom O. McGuire Jr

MANSFIELD: Eugene E. Cole, 81, of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a short illness. Eugene was born April 29, 1932 in Jacob, Kentucky and was the son of Willie and Virgie (Dean) Cole. He retired after working as a crane operator at Empire Detroit Steel Mill for 41 years. On February 3, 1950, he married June Marie Phillips. Eugene was a member of Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church, loved to read his Bible, and enjoyed watching TV. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. His hobbies included coon hunting and collecting and trading knives, watches, and guns. Eugene loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a good father to his family and was a guiding light for all who would see.Along with his wife, June Cole, Eugene is survived by three children, Brenda (Roger) Mabe, Gary (Karen) Cole, and Carolyn Rowe all of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Christy Cole, Bobbi Cole, Heather Hamm, Leanna Mosier, Tiffany Soto, and Sherry Mabe; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three siblings, Martha Phillips, Willard (Omega) Cole, and Wade (Nancy) Cole all of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.Eugene was preceded in death by one son, Larry Cole; his parents; eight siblings, Arthur Cole, Clayton Cole, Troy Cole, Magdalene Blevins, Annie Conn, and Edna Carroll, an infant brother, and an infant sister. Calling hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church, 1169 Mill Street, Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Brother Earl Tackett and Brother Glen Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Springmill Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Werner-Gompf Funeral Services. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Melba Rose Dewitt Baker LOUDONVILLE: Melba Rose Dewitt Baker went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2013. She was 89. She is survived by one brother, Edward W. DeWitt; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no services. Her ashes will be buried in Olive Hill KY. next to her husband. Published in the News Journal on July 17, 2013 Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 @ aol.com


MANSFIELD: Teddy Shoemaker, 75, of Mansfield died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at The Good Shepherd in Ashland. He was born April 8, 1938 in Olive Hill, KY. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Teddy was a member of Amvets 26 of Mansfield and the Eagles and the Moose of Galion. He enjoyed fishing, especially for catfish, and spent many hours working on vehicles. A true jokester, he enjoyed making everyone laugh with his jokes, comments, and singing. Teddy was an avid card player and along with his wife, Nancy, they were an unstoppable pair at Euchre. Above all, he was a loving man to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nancy (Chew) Shoemaker; children, Chuck Shoemaker, Russ (Melody) Stevens, and Mike (Lisa) Stevens, all of Mansfield and Carla (Joe) Angeletti of Utica; brothers and sisters, Sara Mertz, Fay Perry, James (Rose) Shoemaker, and Eugene (Cora) Shoemaker; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill, Lonnie, Russell, Elza, and Robert. Friends may call Monday, July 8, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Diamond St. Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Oakie Evans. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Wappner Funeral Directors. Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 @ aol.com


LEXINGTON: Joe E. Gillam, 84, formerly of Bellville passed away Tuesday evening, July 2, 2013 at Lexington Court Care Center. He was born November 29, 1928 in Carter County, Kentucky to the late Garnett (Jordan) and Clarence Gillam. Joe retired from Tappan Company. He is survived by a son, Mike (Jean) Gillam of Mansfield; daughter, Phyllis (Matt) Carey of Houston, TX; three grandchildren, Jean (Rob) Turner of Columbus, Tonya (David) Smith of Mansfield and Ryan (Ann) Carey of Doha, Qatar; five great-grandchildren, Michael, Cameron and Emma Turner and Bailey and Christopher Hanson; four siblings, Jim (Opal) Gillam of Mansfield, Louise McDaniel of Bellville, Woody (Nancy) Gillam of Shauck and Larry Gillam of Columbia, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Frederick Gillam. A funeral service conducted by Rev. George Reece will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. Private burial will be in Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


MANSFIELD: Kay Jarvis, 76, of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at MedCentral Mansfield following a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. Born August 28, 1936 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Harold and Agnes (Gerhart) Porter. She retired from Therm-O-Disc and enjoyed auctions, garage sales, antiquing and working crossword puzzles but her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family. She is survived by four sisters, Jean Rose of Ontario, Doris Hanshaw of Kentucky, Joy DeVore and June (Glenn) Jarvis both of Mansfield; a host of nieces and nephews; and two special sisters-in-law, Audrey Porter of Mansfield and Ora Porter of Niles, OH. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Peter Porter and Arthur Porter. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2013 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013 at the funeral home conducted by Rev. George Reece. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association . Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 @ aol.com


MANSFIELD: Doris M. Patrick, 86, of Mansfield, died Sunday morning, June 23, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born December 17, 1926 in Globe, Kentucky to the late Blanche (Bond) and Cecil Canafax. She was a hard working woman and retired from Tappan Company and had previously worked at Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. She was a member of Real Life Community Church where she volunteered as greeter, Sunday School teacher, and served on several committees. Doris was a very well-loved lady, always willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed. She was very giving of her time and talent, and enjoyed making quilts, sewing and reading. Her children will remember her fondly as a loving, caring mother. She is survived by three daughters, Sandra (James) Gertel of Frostproof, FL, Brenda Meenach of Mansfield, and Anita (Joel) Daniel of Savannah, GA; seven grandchildren, Amy (Jeff) Donahue, Tecca Madden (David Hershberger), Stephanie (Steve) Hoffer, Jason (Kitty) Porter, John Porter, Beth (Dan) Blank and Carrie Winters (Cory Williams); fourteen great-grandchildren, Colin and Darby Donahue, Isabel Bruning, Mason and Marisa Madden, Cordell and Hailee Winters, Samantha (Michael) Rumbolo, Jacob Kegley, Halei and Mattie Lunceford, Gaige, Gaven and Marlee Porter; two sisters, Catherine Miles of Greensboro, NC and Barbara (Jr. Ray) Royse of Morehead, KY; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lertie Patrick; brother, Wayne Canafax; and brother-in-law, Robert Miles. A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Pastor Mark Barth will conduct the service. The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 p.m. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Real Life Community Church, ACTS Dinner or Olive Branch Mission. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


MANSFIELD: Georgia R. Thompson Gee, 76, of Mansfield, passed away at Crystal Care Center, Mansfield, on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, following a lengthy illness. Georgia was born on February 17, 1937, in Olive Hill, KY, to Clyde and Rosie Brown Thompson. She was a member of Dean Rd. Freewill Baptist Church, and enjoyed gospel music, country music, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by four grandchildren, Robby Setser, Chad Setser, Steve Owens Jr., and Jeremiah Owens; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; four siblings, Clifford Thompson, Marvin Thompson, Jim Thompson, and Ann Lemaster Jones; and a special niece who was her caretaker and always there for her needs, Pam Conley. Georgia was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Steve Owens; one daughter, LaDonna Setser; her first husband, Wilford Owens; her second husband, Arnold Gee; and five siblings, Lilly Faye Sparks, Orie Glen Thompson, Harlan Thompson, Paul Thompson, and Joyce Alene Setser. Calling hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Clifford Earl Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Werner-Gompf Funeral Services. Published in the News Journal on June 23, 2013 Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


James Elwood "Hob" Stanley MANSFIELD: James Elwood "Hob" Stanley, 80, of Mansfield, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013 at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. Hob was born October 14, 1932 in Brinegar, Kentucky to the late Herb and Roxie Lee (Williams) Stanley. He was a member and a deacon at Hanna Road Church of God and served as an elder in the Soldier Church of God Conference. Hob had retired from Richland Shale/Richland Molded Brick. He had a love for old-fashioned cars and enjoyed working on them and watching NASCAR. The fearless four, Madge, Robbie, Hob, and Mayme, traveled and vacationed the United States together. His family, his church, and the brickyard were his life. Along with his wife of sixty years, Mayme L. (Price) Stanley, Hob is survived by two daughters, Cherri Lynn (Ronald) Carpenter of Shelby and Emilie Stanley of Mansfield; three granddaughters, Ronica Star (Joe) Cordrey, Audra (Don) Carpenter, and Amanda (Garrick) Jorgensen; five great-grandchildren, Starbella, Baileigh Jo, and Hazelle Cordrey, Drusilla and Zoltyn Jorgensen, and two on the way; one brother, Harold (Gladys) Arnett of Marion, Indiana; three sisters, Emogene Kilgore of Mansfield, Maxine Douglas of Olive Hill, Kentucky, and Carolyn (Scot) Hunter of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews. Hob was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Eula "Sue" McGraw; and in-laws, Clifford and Audra Price. Calling hours will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Hanna Road Church of God, 536 Hanna Road, Mansfield, OH and from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 U.S. Hwy 60 West, Olive Hill, KY. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 at Globe Funeral Chapel with Pastor Floyd Scaggs and Pastor Gayle Price officiating. Burial will be at Manning Chapel, Mocabee Creek Road, Olive Hill, Kentucky. Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD. is assisting the family. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Gary Lee Carroll MANSFIELD: Gary Lee Carroll, 60, of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. Gary was born December 6, 1952 in Grayson, Kentucky, the son of Glen and Helen (Binion) Carroll. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam Era. Gary worked as a house painter and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing the guitar. Gary is survived by five children, Lee Carroll of Bellville, Sondra Carroll of Shelby, Connie Austin of Willard, Gary Carroll, Jr., and Marilyn Carroll of Crestline; several grandchildren; two brothers, Casey Carroll and Roger Carroll both of Mansfield; several cousins, nieces, and nephews, including nephew, Roger L. Carroll of Galion, niece, Judy Carroll of Mansfield, and nephew, Shane Fawcett of Mansfield. Gary was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Larry Carroll; and one sister, Judy Fawcett-Pittman. Burial will take place at Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


ELLIOTT, Maynard Wade Maynard W. Elliott, 73, of Piqua, died at 10:11 a.m. Sunday, June 2, 2013, at his residence. He was born March 8, 1940, in Wilmington, to the late Cecil and Ethel (Fankell) Elliott. He married Marilyn Sue Hildebrand on July 1, 1967 in Piqua; she survives. Mr. Elliott is also survived by a son, Michael Wood; two daughters, Susan (Rick) Laine of Bradford and Amy (Robert) Eakins of Jamestown; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Elta Elliott of Piqua and Connie Elliott of Greenville. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and Eugene Elliott. Maynard was a graduate of Prichard High School in Grayson, Kentucky, and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical & Reformed Church, where he had served on the Board of Trustees. Maynard retired from Rebsco, Inc. of Greenville after 40 years of service. He enjoyed playing cards and time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. A funeral service to honor his life will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Keith Gebhart officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Church, 500 N. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356; or Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Submitted by: Jim Fankell - jfankell at hotmail.com
Billy J. Floyd CRESTLINE: Billy J. Floyd, 80, of 405 Maynard Ave., Crestline went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Billy died peacefully at home surrounded by his family after an extended illness. Billy was born in Grayson, KY on April 27, 1933. He married Christine Sparks on November, 27, 1953 and she survives him. Billy lived in Crestline for 33 years coming from Blooming Grove. In addition to his wife, Billy is survived by: his son Billy M. and Melanie Floyd, Mansfield, his daughter Carol and Mack Green, Frostproof, FL, five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson. Services for the family will be held at the graveside on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline, with Ron Biddle officiating. The Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Billy J. Floyd. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com

Travis J. "Jo" Goodnight LAKELAND, FL: Travis J. "Jo" Goodnight, 70, of Lakeland FL., went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 26, 2012. Born May 7, 1942 in Olive Hill, KY to the late Jeremiah and Nannie (Bowling) Carroll. She was a long time resident of Mansfield, OH. She worked many years as a RN at MedCentral Health System. She and her husband Jim moved to Lakeland, FL. following their retirement. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Jim Goodnight; three sons, Jamie Ayscue of Franklinton, NC, Robert Ayscue of Newport News, VA and Jason Goodnight of Columbus, OH; two grandaughters, Bianca Ayscue of CA., and Brittany Ayscue of Mansfield, OH.; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Nellie Virginia Trebacz of Mansfield, OH., and Phyllis McCall of Lakeland, FL.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by nine siblings, Frances Rowan, Madge Carroll, Esther Shoemaker, E. Ruth Butterbaugh, Freddie Carroll, Jerry Carroll, Jessie Carroll, Henry Carroll and JoAnne Mays. Memorial Services will be held at 2p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church 1602 Walker Lake Rd. conducted by Pastor John Johnson. Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church to send kids to church camp which she was devoted to. Published in the News Journal on May 22, 2013 Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Juanita Floro MANSFIELD: Juanita Floro, 85, of Mansfield passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. Juanita was born September 4, 1927 in Olive Hill, Kentucky the daughter of Robert and Sena (Nolan) Perry. A certified LPN, Juanita worked at the former Rosemont Nursing Home in Mansfield. Selfless, Juanita's caring nature made her a natural when it came to her profession as a nurse. She found joy in caring for others. Juanita also loved a good bargain and found the best deals at local yard sales. Juanita attended Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her children Rhonda Wray, Robin Edwards, Danny (Mary) Perry, Sandy Floro, Dwain (Patricia) Perry, Mary Ann (Roy) Lee, Benny (Jean) Perry all of Mansfield and Betty Lou (Steve) Hicks of Tyro; 24 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; sister Anita Wells; brothers Monty, Louie, and Pete Perry; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Floro; son Billy Ray Williams; grandchildren Miranda, Michael, and Tyson; siblings Austie, Tarcy, Mayo and Maxine Perry; sons-in-law Bernard Wray and Tom Edwards. The family will receive friends Monday, May 20, 2013 from 10am-12pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 12 pm. Pastors Earl Tackett and Harold Owens will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Carol J. Salyers MANSFIELD: Carol J. Salyers, longtime Mansfield resident, passed away Wednesday morning, May 1, 2013 at MedCentral Hospital. She was 69. Carol was born February 21, 1944 in Olive Hill, KY to parents James & Janie (Hicks) Tackett. She married Malcum Lee Salyers Sr. and together they settled in Mansfield and had seven children. She dedicated her life to making a warm home for her family. Her favorite hobbies included gardening and canning fruits and vegetables. In her later years, she enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by five children and their spouses: Malcum Lee "Moke" & Carrie Salyers Jr. of Johnsville, August Keith & Lindsey Salyers of Ashland, Arnold & Lisa Salyers of Ontario, Melanie Renee Brumbaugh of Mansfield and Bertha Louise & Robbie Shepard of Spartanburg, SC; 22 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a brother Charles & Shirley Tackett of Shiloh; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her husband on April 1, 2000; sons Allen Ray Salyers and Raymond Lee Salyers; and sisters Wilma Hall and Alice Bond. Her family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a service celebrating Carol's life will be held Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Pastors Gary Lambert and Bruce Copely will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Imogene Sammons MANSFIELD: Imogene Sammons, 81, of Mansfield, died Monday, April 22, 2013 at her residence. Born October 3, 1931 in Carter County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Wylie and Ottie (Valandingham) James. She retired from Geauga Plastics and attended Crossroads Community Church. She loved her flower gardens and working in her yard, working crafts and catering weddings. She is survived by two daughters, Paulagene (Larry) Ward and Sherry (Gary) McKenzie all of Mansfield; four grandchildren, Melanie (John) Benepe, Gary (Heather) McKenzie, Amy (Steve) Ackerman and Holly Barler; nine great grandchildren, Ashley, Courtney, Gary Shane, Devin, Dylan, Kennedy, Haley, Emily and Logan; one great great grandson, Mason; one brother, James L. (Barb) James; and numerous nieces and nephews including special nieces, Margaret and Elizabeth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband in 1994, Paul Sammons, whom she married in 1949; three brothers, Burford, Charles and Elmer James; a sister, Naomi Bond; and a granddaughter, Melissa Jean Ward. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond Street, Mansfield. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at the funeral home conducted by Rev. Paul Allen and Pastor Steve Ackerman. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association . Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 @ aol.com


Mitchell "Mitch" Mosier ONTARIO: Mitchell "Mitch" Mosier, 52, of Ontario, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. He was born August 27, 1960 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, to Roy E. and Myrtle S. Mosier. Mitch attended church in Shelby, was very friendly and enjoyed talking to everyone. Mitch was a family man and spending time with his grandchildren brought him great joy. Mitch was a man of many interests. Fishing, hunting, target shooting and taking drives through the countryside were some of his favorites. He relaxed by painting and playing music. He is survived by his wife, Polly (Henderson) Mosier; daughter, Jenifer Shaum-Perry of Mansfield; two grandchildren, David and Kayli Shaum-Perry; his step father, Earl Morris Mosier; two step sisters, Connie Dean and Darlene Miller; close cousin, Sonny Owens; close friend, Rod Lyons; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends and family may visit from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd. A funeral service conducted by Rev. Clifford Earl Tackett will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Wilford A. Owens MANSFIELD: Wilford A. Owens, 78 of Mansfield, passed away on Thursday, April 04, 2013, at Winchester Terrace. Wilford was born on August 17, 1934, in Olive Hill, KY, to Artis A. and Tina Gilliam Owens. He loved to watch old movies, loved hunting and fishing, enjoyed bluegrass music, and had a love for animals. He is survived by two children, Crystal Owens and Tina Owens (Trent Waters), all of Mansfield; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers; and five sisters. Wilford was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 40 years, Sharen L. Cole Owens; one son, Steve Owens; and one daughter, LaDonna Setzer. Calling hours will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Memorial services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Rob Kurtz officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Werner-Gompf Funeral Services Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com

Ethel Parker ASHLAND: Ethel Parker, 96, of Ashland, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at her home, Crystal Care Center in Ashland. Born September 9, 1916 in Reeder, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Link and Mona (Dehart) Binion. She attended Mansfield Beauty College and worked as a hairdresser at Marian's Beauty Shop in Mansfield. She met and married Arnold Parker on February 13, 1958, moving to Rhode Island where she retired from Mine Safety Appliances Company. Ethel enjoyed traveling, horse races and just being around her family. She is survived by three sisters, Maxine Reynolds of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Lois (Herbert) Prichard of Grayson, Kentucky and Sonja (Hobert) Dean of Olive Hill, Kentucky; one brother, Bobby Joe (Delorse) Bond of Bellville, Ohio; her care-giver and niece, Pam (Doug) Noblet of Bellville, Ohio; and many, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Parker; her father and mother, Ike and Mona Binion (Dehart Bond); brothers, Edgar, Virgil, Rudolph, Harrison, Jr., Alton, Leroy and Jerry; sisters, Isabeli, Tressie, Katherine, Dessie and Marian. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario conducted by her nephew, Raymond Bond. Friends may call one hour prior to the service, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., at the funeral home on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Eric L. Evans MANSFIELD: Eric L. Evans, age 85, passed away early Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Kingston of Ashland. Born March 15, 1928 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Fred and Eva (Stephenson) Evans. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Navy. Eric retired as a tool and die supervisor at Shiloh Corp. He was an avid Ohio sports fan, cheering on the Indians, Browns and Buckeyes. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, especially at Lake Erie, vegetable gardening, being especially proud of his homegrown tomatoes. Eric adored his grandchildren. His children could not have had a more perfect father if they had the ability to choose one from a catalog. Eric fit their dreams in every way possible. He is survived by four children, Tracee (Wayne) Bradley of Mansfield, Barb (Ron) Jenne of Columbus, Tom (Rhonda) Evans of Ontario and David (Kacy) Alexander of Texas; eight grandchildren, Robyn (Johnny) Waller, Josh (Amy) Bradley, Aaron Bradley, Allyson Jenne, Jason Perry, Joshua Perry, Ashlee (Cory) Evans-Reynard and Eric Evans; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Jan Evans of Mansfield; one sister, Betty Waddell of Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Patricia (Brokaw) Evans and seven brothers and sisters. Friends and family may visit from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Windsor Cemetery with military honors presented by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Christine Nickles MANSFIELD: Christine Nickles, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 22, 2013. She had been cared for at Crystal Care Center in Mansfield during an extended illness. She was born on March 31, 1931 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, to Hollie and Bethel Mabry. Christine loved her family, down-home style cooking and baking, tending her flourishing vegetable and flower gardens, holding her beloved cat "Baby" on her lap, and visiting loved ones in Kentucky. She cared for many children over the years and had a hand in helping raise more than a few. Christine was a faithful member of Cook Road Baptist Church for more than 30 years. For a number of years she ran their nursery, assisted in AWANA, worked as a cleaner, and did most anything else she was asked to do. She is survived by her children Patricia (John) Herrick of Mansfield, Jerry (Celeste) Nickles of Idaho, and Beverly Nickles of Moscow, Russia; one sister Louise Holbrook of Kentucky; two grandsons and four great-granddaughters; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Billie Gene. Also, three brothers Sidney, Earsel and Ellis Mabry; and sisters, Ernestine Day, Coney Kay Dillon and Louvon Jennings. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the funeral home conducted by Rev. Jack Hackworth. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Pastor Herman R. King MANSFIELD: Pastor Herman R. King, 72, of Mansfield, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Herman was born on June 22, 1940 in Fultz, Kentucky to Bernice and Bertha Gee King. In 1990, he founded Grace Valley Church in Mansfield. He was also founder and pastor of the Lenox Baptist Church and retired from AK Steel after 36 years. He was a loving husband and father who put the Lord first in everything he did. He was a man of many skills and loved helping people, always putting everyone ahead of himself. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol L. King; four children, James (Marianne) King of Mansfield, Susan (Chris) Phillips of Plymouth, OH, Joanne (George) Kusko of Pataskala, OH and David King (Tonya Mace) of Mansfield, OH: 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Brenda (Bill) Miller of TX; and numerous nieces and nephews. Herman was preceded in death by his father, Bernice King; his mother and step-father, Bertha and Elijah Baker; and six siblings, Charles King, Elijah Baker, Jr., Betty Lou Bailey, Lilly Tallent, Margaret Mergel, and Bonnie Newsome. Calling hours will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013, with Pastor James King and Pastor Paul Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Memorial Park, Lexington. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Georgia Estelle Bates MANSFIELD: Georgia Estelle Bates, age 85, of Mansfield died Friday, March 15, 2013. Born on July 10, 1927 in Carter County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late James and Hattie May Gearheart. Georgia was employed at Westinghouse Manufacturing for more than 30 years. She loved working in her yard and reading her many Danielle Steel novels. She is survived by her son, Raymond H. Bates of Mansfield; a dear friend, James Richard "Dick" Borden; four nieces, Barbara (Ralph) Gaither of Pensacola, FL, Linda (Lindy) Earl of Lafayette, IN, Carol Sue Lamberton of Pataskala, OH and Brenda Kay (Don) Keller of Mt. Vernon, OH; one nephew, Larry Gearheart of Bellville; seven great-nieces; six great-nephews; six great-great nieces; and six great-great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Raymond Gearheart; three sisters, Lillian Gee, Pauline Cary and Edith Gearheart; three nephews, Albert Tackett, Ronnie Gearheart and Danny Gearheart; and one niece, Donna Gee. Private graveside services will be held at a later date in Ross Chapel Cemetery, Olive Hill, Kentucky. Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Georgia Bates. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Eugene "Gene" Davis OLIVE HILL KY: Mr. Eugene "Gene" Davis, age 82, of Olive Hill, Kentucky, passed away Friday morning, March 8, 2013, at his residence. He was born August 15, 1930, in Carter County, Kentucky, a son of the late James T. and Pauline Shumate Davis. Gene was a born again Christian and was retired from Detroit Steel in Mansfield, Ohio. He enjoyed working in his garden and being outdoors. He loved feeding the deer, fish, and his cats. Gene especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Randy L. Davis and Randall D. Davis; and three brothers-in-law, Curt Porter, Connoy Conn, and Hardy Porter. Gene is survived by his wife of 23 years, Jane Jacoby Davis; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Arlene Davis and Mark and Laura Davis, all of Mansfield, Ohio; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Judy and Cecil Fultz of Mansfield, Ohio, Cheryl Sawyers of Olive Hill, and Robyn and Rondall Williams of Morehead, Kentucky; numerous grandchildren; several great -grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Conn, Bonnie Porter, and Phyllis Porter, all of Olive Hill; and several nieces and nephews; he also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother Bobby Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Hill Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013, and until the service hour on Monday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, Kentucky 41164. Rondall Williams, Derek Williams, Jerry McGlone, and Nathan Fultz will serve as pallbearers. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com Published in the News Journal on March 13, 2013 Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Earl Elwood Gilliam MANSFIELD: Earl Elwood Gilliam, age 83, passed away late Thursday evening, March 7, 2013 at MedCentral Shelby Hospital. Born March 9, 1929 in Harris, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Roy and Ardath (Butler) Gilliam. Earl was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army. He was the Business Representative for Local #1216 Construction Labor Union for 50 years. Earl possessed a gentle, caring demeanor and enjoyed volunteering his time to help others, and most especially with the Toys for Tots program. In his spare time, he could be found attending auctions, repairing small engines, gardening and canning his home grown vegetables. He is survived by two daughters, Judy Williams of Killeen, TX and Sherry Huntington of Vanceburg, KY; four grandchildren, Anthony, Noel, Brandon and Brittany. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Ruth (Richmond) Gilliam and son, Gene Gilliam. A funeral service conducted by Rev. Clifford Earl Tackett will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Ontario. Friends and family may visit beginning at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 at aol.com

Beulah Fultz Perry MANSFIELD: Beulah Fultz Perry, 74, of Mansfield, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, while in the care of Crystal Care Center of Mansfield. Beulah was born April 8, 1938 in Carter Co., Kentucky and was the daughter of the late Coy Russell and Maudie (Sharp) Fultz. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, going to church, and singing. Beulah is survived by four sons, David Knipp of Marion, James Perry and Marty Perry of Mansfield, and Chris (Teresa) Perry of Sarasota, Florida; four grandchildren, Keisha, Mae Lee (Allan), Amanda, and Megan; three sisters, Mary Tabor of Youngstown, Katie B. Owens of Mansfield, and Violet (Roger) Butler of Texas; five brothers, Billy Vernon Fultz of Youngstown, Paul Allen (Charlotte) Fultz of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Tommy (Loretta) Fultz and Clinton Herman both of Youngstown, and Joseph Russell (Hazel) Fultz of Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Gomez Perry on March 19, 2005; her parents; and four siblings, Gary Fultz, Lucille Fultz, Lucy Alice Fultz, and Edna Fultz. Calling hours will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013 with Pastor Bill Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.wernergompf.com Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 at aol.com


JACK HICKMAN DIES SATURDAY - Retired Farmer Is Taken By Heart Attack -- Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock in the Pleasant Valley church for Zachariah (Jack) Hickman, 68-year-old retired Waverly farmer, who was found dead as the result of a heart attack Saturday morning. Mr. Hickman, a native of Jackson county, had come over from Waverly to visit near his old family home at Limerick when he suffered the heart attack. He was found dead in the lane near Jack Hickman's residence. Mr. Hickman is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Columbus, three sons, Allen and Zachariah, Jr. of Columbus and John of Waverly; five daughters, Evelyn Finch of Jackson, Alice Markham of Columbus, Clarice Cunningham of Chillicothe, and Martha Schauseil and Maribelle Drenner [sic: Drennen] of Waverly, and one sister, Violet Terry of Columbus. The body was taken from the Don Sperry funeral home Monday noon to the Eagen funeral home at Waverly where it remained until services are conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Pleasant Valley church with Elder Roy Beatty officiating. Interment was made in the Hickman cemetery under the direction of the Don Sperry funeral service. Jackson herald, Jackson OH; 06 Nov 1951 Jackie Hickman says his name was Earnest Zachariah Hickman... Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Mrs. Maribelle Drennen died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at her home, 307 First Ave. , Waverly. She was 62. Mrs. Drennen was born July 31 in Pike County to Jack and Margaret Terry Hickman. She was a member of the Grace United Metodist Church . Surviving are her husband, Judge James M. Drennen; two sons, Marty, of Waverly, and Terry, of Columbus ; and a daughter, Sheila Drennen, of Yellow Springs. Also surviving are four sisters, Martha Schauseil, of Waverly, Clarice Cunningham, of Chillicothe , and Alice Markham and Evelyn Finch, both of Columbus ; and two brothers, Jack, of Westerville , and Allen, of Columbus . Arrangements for Mrs. Drennen's service are pending at Boyer Funeral Home. Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Terrance L. "Terry" Drennen, age 67, passed away March 26, 2012 at Kobacker House after a 10 year courageous battle with prostate cancer. U.S.Army Vietnam Veteran. Member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Retired from Social Security Administration and the United States Postal Service. Graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Political Science, a Master's in Public Administration and a Master's in Journalism. He was preceded in death by his parents Maribelle Hickman Drennen and The Honorable James M. Drennen. Terry is survived by his wife of 38 years, Betty "Jeannie" Straub Drennen; daughters, Angela (Ryan) Precht of Gahanna, OH and Emily (Fr. Aleksa) Pavichevich of Lorain, OH; grandchildren, Sophia, Lazar, and Zora Pavichevich and Augustin James Precht; brother, James M. (Chris) Drennen; and sister, Sheila Drennen (Karen Deibel); uncle, Jack Hickman; many nieces, nephews; and cousins. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St., where service will be held Saturday 10 a.m., Pastor Floyd L. Stolzenburg officiating. Interment with Military Honors to follow at Green Lawn Cemetery. To sign and view online guest book please visitwww.graumlichfuneralhome.com Published in The Columbus Dispatch from March 28 to March 29, 2012 Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Source: Waverly News-Watchman, Thursday, June 21, 1984 John David Hickman, 53 year old well known local heavy equipment owner and operator, of 500 S. Market St. , died a few moments after arrival at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pike County Hospital . He was rushed to the hospital by the Waverly Emergency Squad. Death was attributed to a heart ailment a he had been ill for several months. Born May 31, 1914 in Ross County , he was a son of the late Jack E. and Margaret (Terry) Hickman. On July 12, 1930 he married the former Verda Littlejohn, who survives at home. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Jean Claytor, of 425 Hillside Ave., Waverly; four grand-children; five sisters, Mrs. Maribelle Drennen and Mrs. Martha Schauseil, both of Waverly, Mrs. Clarice Cunningham of Chillicothe, Mrs. Alice Markham and Mrs. Evelyn Finch, both of Columbus, and two brothers, Jack E. Hickman of Westerville and Allen Hickman of Columbus. Mr. Hickman was preceded in death by his parents, one son and one brother. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Boyer and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Don Pfeifer officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery here. Friends called at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Source: Waverly Watchman, Thursday, November 16, 1967, Page 6. Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Pike County native Verda K. Hickman, 70, of 500 S. Market St. , Waverly, died 9:43 p.m. Friday at Pike Community Hospital . She was a homemaker. Born April 22, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Harry C. and Addie M. (Rosenfield) Littlejohn. On July 12, 1937, she married John D. Hickman, who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1967. She was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby; a sister and three brothers. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jeanne) Claytor of Waverly; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, with the Rev. Mason Dyke officiating. Interment is planned in Waverly Evergreen Union Cemetery . Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Source: Waverly News-Watchman, Tuesday, December 13, 1983, Page 2 Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Robert "Buck" Claytor, age 73, of Hillside Avenue, Waverly, Ohio , died Saturday, March 31, 2007 at his residence. He was born August 16, 1933 in Bourneville, Ohio. On January 28, 1953 he was untied in marriage to Jeanne D. Hickman Claytor who preceded him in death July 25, 2000. He is survived by one daughter, Jeannie Lynn Claytor and husband John F. Branum of Waverly, three sons, Barry Nelson Claytor and wife Vicki Jo Coverdale Claytor, David Lee Claytor and wife Beverly, both of Waverly, and John Darren Claytor and partner Stephen Frost of Columbus, Oh., three grandchildren Jonathon David Claytor, Bobbie Jo Claytor, and Barry Lee Claytor, one step grandchild, Shira J. Stone, three great grandchildren, Elizabeth Paige Claytor, Gavin Michael Claytor, and Kane Benjamin Claytor, and one step great grandchild, Tanner Ramey. Bob was a member of the Rubyville Church of Christ in Christian Union, a member of Local #189, Plumbers & Pipefitters, a member of American Legion Post #142 of Waverly, was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and was the owner of Claytor Plumbing of Waverly. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Calvin Ray Evans officiating. Burial will be in Waverly Evergreen Union Cemetery with military graveside services by Merritt Post #142, American Legion of Waverly. Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly. ---Source---Botkin Funeral Home http://www.botkinfuneralhome.com Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Forrest E. Markham, age 90, of Columbus, OH, Saturday, April 22, 2006 at First Community Village. Retired Insurance agent. Survived by wife, Alice Markham; daughter, Karen (Lane) Erwin; sons, John E. (Linda) Markham; grandchildren, Brent (Karen), Brad (Laura) Erwin, Jason (Megan) Williams,; great grandchildren, Katie, Mallory, Zachary, Delaney and Marina; brothers, Glenn, Robert, William, Victor, James, Joseph; sister, Martha Cline. 50 year member North United Methodist Church. Veteran WWII Air Transport Command, member Worthington Memorial Golf League. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thursday, April 27, 2006 at RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 515 High Street, Worthington, OH. Pastor Mike Norris officiating. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial Walnut Grove Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Forrest E. Markham Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 153, Westerville, OH 43081. Source: Columbus Dispatch 4/24/2006 - 4/25/2006 Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Alice G. Markham, age 91, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware. Alice was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grand-mother. Retired bookkeeper. Preceded in death by her husband Forrest. Survived by daughter, Karen (Lane) Erwin; son, John E. (Linda) Markham; grandchildren, Brent (Karen), Brad (Laura) Erwin, Jason (Megan) Williams; great- grandchildren, Katie, Mallory, Zachary, Delaney and Marina; brother, Jack. 50 year member of North United Methodist Church. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High St., Worthington, where friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday. Interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Condolences may be sent to www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com Published in The Columbus Dispatch from June 7 to June 8, 2011 Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Clarice J. Cunningham, 82, of Chillicothe, unexpectedly passed from this life Wednesday afternoon, May 24, 2006 in the Adena Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 19, 1923 in Waverly, Ohio, the daughter of Jack and Margaret (Terry) Hickman. On Dec. 11, 1947 she married Elba R. Cunningham who preceded her in death, Feb. 4, 1985. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Jane and Charles Lemaster, Chillicothe, sons and daughters-in-law, John D. and Rhonda Cunningham, Groveport and Thomas H. and Kimberle Cunningham, a son, Jeffery S. and his fiancé, Dale Comer, a step-daughter, Judy and her husband, Randolph Digges, a stepson and his wife, Richard A. and Kaye Cunningham, all of Chillicothe, 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, sisters, Martha Schauseil, Waverly and Alice Markham, Worthington, a brother and sister-in-law, Jack E. and Avonelle Hickman, Westerville and close friends, Mary Saxton, Arnetta Steele, Harry and Patty Bower and June Rowe. Her parents, a son, Barry, 2 sisters and 3 brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Cunningham was a former associate of Hart's Department Store and had served as a poll worker for the Board of Elections. She was an active, long-time member of Walnut Street United Methodist Church and was a member of the Sarah Circle, the New Horizons and had served as a volunteer in the church office. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2006 in the Walnut Street UM Church with Rev. Scott Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Londonderry Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Walnut Street UM Church in her memory. The Fawcett Oliver Glass and Palmer Funeral Home is serving the family. Source: Chillicothe Gazette, Chillicothe OH, Saturdsy, 27 May 2006 Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Barry R. Cunningham, 54, of Chillicothe , died 10:30 p.m. July 22, 2003, at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born September 12, 1948, in Chillicothe , to Elba R. and Clarice J. Hickman Cunningham. On June 28, 1980, he married the former, Angela R. Ross, who survives. Also surviving are his son, Bradley R. Cunningham and his friend, Jenny Coward; his mother; his sister, Mary Jane (Charles) Lemaster; brothers, John Cunningham, Thomas (Kimberly) Cunnigham and Jeffrey Cunningham; a half-brother, Richard (Kaye) Cunningham; a half-sister, Judy ( Randolph ) Digges; his mother-in-law and father-law, Sharon and Lundy Ross; and a sister-in-law, Annette Ross. He was predeceased by his father. Barry had worked at Thompson Consumer Electronics, Circleville, and served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Friends may call Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Haller Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, 138 Marietta Rd., Suite D., Chillicothe, or the American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720. Source: Chillicothe (Ohio) Gazette:Thursday, July 24, 2003 Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Allan Clair Hickman, age 82, died Thursday, February 6, 1992, at Kobacker House following a long illness. He was born at Ray, Jackson Co., Oh. on April 27, 1909, to the late Zachariah and Margaret Terry Hickman. Besides his parents, he was pre-deceased by brothers, John and Bazil Hickman and sister, Maribelle Drennen. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Marie Hickman; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and John Stefanek; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Nellie Hickman; and son, Bruce Hickman; grandchildren, Vickie, David and Jessica Stefanek, Ricky (Sherri) Hickman, Michael (JoEllen) Hickman, Rodney Hickman, and Tina Sue Smith; step-granddaughters, Melody Potts and Shelly Bass; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Charles, and Michael Smith, Kristin and Reanna Hickman; and step-great-grandson, Nicholas Packard; also surviving are sisters, Evelyn Finch, Martha Schauseil, Alice (Forrest) Markham, and Clarice Cunningham; brother, Jack (Avonelle) Hickman. A fifty year member of International Union of Operating Engineers, Allan joined the Parent Body of Local No. 18 and received his Life Membership in January, 1980. He retired in 1974 after 16 years with G. W. Atkinson Construction Co. He was a former member of East Linden United Methodist Church and has been a member of McKendree United Methodist Church the past 19 years. Family will receive friends Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Rd. Graveside Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 1992 at Waverly Evergreen Cemetery. Rev. Amel B. Hughes officiating. If they wish, friends may contribute to Heart Institute and Hospice at Riverside , 3535 Olentangy River Road , Columbus , Oh. 43214 or a charity of one's choice. Columbus Dispatch, Columbus OH ; 07 Feb 1992 Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Barbara Jo Stefanek, 69, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2004 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital . Born April 13, 1935 at Waverly, Pike Co., Ohio , she was the daughter of Allan and Marie Osborn Hickman. A graduate of Mifflin High School , Barbara was married September 15, 1956 to Staff Sgt. John Stefanek of Summit , N.J. stationed at Lockbourne Air Base. Following their marriage, they spent 3 years in Seville , Spain . Besides her husband John, she is survived by son, David Stefanek of Columbus; two daughters, Jessica Stefanek of Westerville and Vickie Stefanek of Tampa, FL.; granddaughter, Jasmine Mitchell; mother, Marie Hickman; two brothers, Gary and Bruce Hickman; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Her father, Allan Hickman preceded her in death. Barbara was retired from the Columbus School Board, an active member of United Methodist Women and Mary Circle of McKendree UMC. She was also a member of Whetstone Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Barbara was well loved and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. A funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 23, 2004 at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Rd., where family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Interment at Blendon Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the American Heart Assoc. in her name. Columbus Dispatch, Columbus OH ; 21Dec 2004 Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Mr. William F. Schauseil, 601 S. Lock St. , Waverly, died at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 6 in Pike County Hospital . He was 69. Mr. Schauseil was born Oct. 7 in Pike County to Carl and Lenora Rinehart Schauseil, deceased. He was a retired employee of J.C. Penney and of Klinker Builders, Inc., and a member of the Waverly United Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Martha Hickman Schauseil, one son, James, of Chillicothe ; and a daughter, Patricia Strickland, Waverly. Also surviving are one sister, Mary Gertrude Patterson, Waverly; and a brother, James, of Springfield . The service is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Boyer Funeral Home with Rev. William Sappenfield officiating. Friends may call until 8 p.m. Tuesday and until the service on Wednesday. Burial will be in Waverly Evergreen Cemetery . Waverly News-Watchman, Waverly OH; 08 Dec 1981 Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Martha L. Schauseil, 93, formerly of South Lock Street died 5:55 p.m. Friday July 24, 2009 in Traditions at Bristol Village, Waverly, OH. She was born Aug 22, 1915 in Ray, OH the daughter of the late Jack E. Hickman and Margaret (Terry) Hickman. On October 22, 1933 she was united in marriage to William H. Schauseil who preceded her in death on December 6, 1981. Surviving are one son: James D. Schauseil and wife Chloe of Chillicothe, OH and one daughter: Patricia Ann Strickland and husband Ralph of Waverly, OH 4 grandchildren: David Strickland and wife Jennifer, Beth Eblin, Gina DePoy and husband Brad and Stephen Schauseil and wife Dee, 7 great grandchildren: David “Skymr” Bevens, Joseph and Willie Bevens Trey and Taylor Strickland, Elesa “Ellie” DePoy and Olivia Schauseil, 1 brother: Jack Hickman of Groveport, Oh and 1 sister: Alice Markham of Columbus, OH Martha was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one granddaughter: Stephanie Bevens, one great grandson: David Eblin, three brothers: Allen, Basil and John Hickman and three sisters: Maribelle Drennen, Clarice Cunningham and Evelyn Finch. Martha was a member of the Waverly First Presbyterian Church a homemaker and was formerly employed by Brown’s Pharmacy and Waverly Drugs. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at the First Presbyterian Church in Waverly with Rev. Richard S. Hays, officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly, OH. Friends may call at the Funeral home 6 – 8 p.m. Monday and from 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Source: www.boyerfuneral.com Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Rebecca Jane Strickland, 101, of Waverly, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Bristol Convalescent Center . She was born May 24, 1903, in Scioto County , a daughter of the late Harvey and Lora Lambert Sheets. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Joshua Strickland, of Waverly, Jan. 12, 1956; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Robert Millar, of Lucasville; two sons, Robert, an infant, and Edward Strickland; two grandsons; and a step-grandson. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, Harry Brisker, of Lucasville, in 1975; and by six brothers and sisters, Boyd and John Sheets, Della Sheets, Stella Rayburn, Nellie Fultz and Nettie Whitt. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Earl (Traudi) Strickland, of Portsmouth, and Ralph (Patricia) Strickland, of Waverly; daughters and sons-in-law, Naomi (John) Stolly, of Dallas, Texas, Wanda (David) Way, of Middletown, Dolores (Donald) Brown, of Waverly, and Alyce (Dudley) Woodall, of Brunswick, Maine; daughter, Josephine Charles, of Portsmouth; daughter-in-law, Donna Strickland, of Waverly; two sisters-in-law, Grace Sheets and Hazel Salyers; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Rebecca was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, May 2, 2005, at Grace Untied Methodist Church in Waverly with Vernagay Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in Rushtown Cemetery . Friends may call 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville and from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bristol Convalescent Center and the Portsmouth Hospice of Heartland. Source: April 30, 2005 Chillicothe Gazette Rebecca Jane "Becky" Sheets, daughter of Harvey and Lora Lambert Sheets. She married first in Scioto County , Ohio , Pearl Henry (div.) and they had one daughter, Dorothy. She again married to Joseph Joshua Strickland, and they had nine children. In her later years, she married Harry Brisker, and together they were caretakers of the Scioto County fairgrounds for several years. After his death, she went back to the name Strickland. ecky died in Waverly, Ohio , 27 April 2005, just shy of her 102nd birthday. She is buried in Rushtown Cemetery, Scioto County, Ohio. Source: Tom Atkins Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Stephanie Jane Strickland Bevens died Monday, May 16, 2005 at Bristol Traditions, Waverly, Ohio. She was born December 13, 1959 in Ross County. She was a graduate of Waverly High School. In March 1982 she received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Political Science and Sociology from Wilmington College. In June of 2000 she graduated from Ohio University with a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration with honors. She received the Outstanding Regional Political Science Scholar Award. She was a Nationally Certified Economic Development Professional via the National Development Council in February 2002. She graduated from the Appalachian Leadership Academy August 2000 and was a Nationally Certified NxLevel Instructor and Program Manager, March 2000. From November 1982 she was employed at Community Action Committee of Pike County, most recently serving as Business Development Director and Director of Senior/Social/Transit Departments. On August 4, 1984 she married Wm. Wray "Buz" Bevens. There are three children, David Wray "Skymr" Bevens, Joe C. Bevens and William C. "Willie" Bevens. She is also survived by her parents, Ralph D. and Patricia A. (Schauseil) Strickland; brother, David (Jennifer) Strickland, and their children, Trey and Taylor; her grandmother, Martha (Bill) Schauseil and her mother-in-law, Mary C. Bevens-Tierney. She was a member of the following organizations: Trustee, Ohio Community Development Corporation Association, from 1996, held offices of Secretary and Vice President; Pike County Representative, Scioto Paint Valley Alcohol, Drug Addiction, Mental Health Board, from 1997, held office as President; School Board, Pike Christian Academy, from 1997, held office as Vice-President; Board member, Pike County Youth Soccer Association, from 2000, coached soccer nine years; Board member and instructor, Pike County Junior Achievement; Committee Member, Business and Economic Development Regional Advisory Committee, OSU Enterprise Center at Piketon; Founding member, Microenterprise Organization of Ohio; and Who's Who in Executive and Professionals 2002-2003. She was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church , member of the Choir and served as Sunday School Coordinator. There will be a Memorial Celebration of Stephanie's life on Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. at Grace United Methodist Church , Waverly, Ohio , with a reception following in the Church's Family Life Center . In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Stephanie's memory to Grace United Methodist Church . Originally published May 20, 2005 in Chillicothe Gazette Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Clarence Love Toy, born January 12, 1914 - died January 16, 2008. Survived by children, Ruthetta (Warren) Myers and James Toy; 2 sisters; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Kobacker House or the Alzheimer's Foundation. Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society/RODMAN FUNERAL SERVICE. "Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries" Published in The Columbus Dispatch on 1/17/2008. Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Joseph Joshua Strickland was born in Scioto County , Ohio , 27 Nov 1898, a son of Joseph and Sarah Crabtree Strickland. He married Rebecca Jane Sheets Henry, and they had nine children, some of whom still live in Pike County . He died 12 Jan 1956 in Pike County , and is buried in Rushtown Cemetery . Tom Atkins southernblueeyes@hotmail.com Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Blanch Avonelle Hatfield Hickman, wife of Jackie Hickman: Blanch A. Hickman, age 77, of Westerville, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2006 at St. Ann's Hospital. Active member of Central College Presbyterian Church, and active member of Ruth Circle and was a 1996 recipient of the Presbyterian Women Honorary Membership Award. Alumni member of Central High School Class of 1947. Preceded in death by parents Roy and Ina Hatfield, sisters Bonadine Shark, Elmy Riddle-Butts, Ruth Gilliam and Marilyn Jose, brothers Earl and Beryl Hatfield. Survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Jack Edward; daughters, Rhonda (John) Cunningham and Carol Hickman; grandson, Jack (Jennifer) Lee; and great-grandchild, Jaden; granddaughter, Anicia (Benjamin) Meoak; and great-grandchild, Carter; brother, Murhel Hatfield; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, 220 S. State St., Westerville. Funeral Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 S. Sunbury Rd. The Rev. Dr. Richard Ellsworth officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery. It was Blanch's request that, in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory be made to Central College Presbyterian Church Land Purchase Fund. Published in The Columbus Dispatch from 12/12/2006 - 12/13/2006. She died of pneumonia at Westerville and was born 30 Aug 1929 at Chillicothe. Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Leora E. Hickman, 101, of 3675 Starling Road , Bethel , died Thursday in Locust Ridge Nursing Home, Williamsburg . She was born Jan. 20, 1886, in Ross County . Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Valley Church , Jackson County . The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Hickman Cemetery , Jackson County . Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Mayhew Home, Jackson . Source: Chillicothe Gazette Leora was widow of Morris Garfield Hickman and daughter of John Bowman and Harriet Cydrus Bowman. She died 2 Dec 1987. Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Services for Mrs. Harriet Bowman, 80, widow of Mr. John Bowman, were conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. W. W. Loveless officiating. Burial was in the Omega cemetery under direction of the A. M. Gregg funeral home of Waverly. Mrs. Bowman died Sunday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Evans, of 907 Dayton avenue . Besides Mrs. Evans, she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Leora Hickman, of Ray; two sons, Mrs. Charles Bowman, of near Waverly, and Mr. Arnold Bowman, of near Jackson; 36 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. During the services Mrs. Ruth McDonald and Miss Romaine DeLong sang “Going Down the Valley,” “Near the Cross” and “Good Night and Good Morning.” They were accompanied by Miss Betty Tucker at the piano, Pallbearers were six of Mrs, Bowman’s grandsons, the Messrs. John Bowman, Willard Bowman, Maynard Evans, Glenn Evans, John Hickman and Earl Hafer. Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Re: Maxine Hickman born 2 Aug 1917, her son Luther Wickline Jr. wrote: “She died November 22, 1996 at her home, 29045 Sandalwood, Roseville , Michigan 48066 , this is in Mccomb County . She died of Pulmonary Emphysema. She smoked cigarettes for 60 years and was 78 years old when she died.” Also, “My mother Maxine was married a second time to a Clifford Lawson. She divorced him Mar 5, 1971 and married Walter on April 10 1971. I remember her telling me that Clifford Lawson left her and she had to wait 7 years or something like that before she could get a divorce. Apparently, she couldn't locate him. I know she was living with Walter when I returned from Europe in 1959 and lived with him up until his death. Maxine and Walter are both buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetary in Detroit .” Her last husband Walter Slotwinski was born 20 Apr 1919 died Mar 1977. : My certified copy of her birth certificate indicates: Born 9:45 AM April 10, 1918. Note: Her name is: Alretta Maxine Hickman. She was born in Chillicothe Ohio ”. Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
John Riley Hickman, age 85, of Ray, Ohio, passed away April 18, 2006, at Holzer Medical Jackson. He was born October 19, 1920, to the late Morris and Leora (Bowman) Hickman. He was a construction worker and a security guard at Chillicothe Correction Institute, a nd a member of Richmondale Church of God. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters, Gertrude, Ruby and Maxine and brothers, Ellis, Darrell, and Morris. He is survived by wife, Evelyn; daughter, Janice (Ron) Vanbibber of Orlando FL., sons, Harve (Linda) Hickman of Ellenton, FL., John (Brenda) Hickman of Ray, Ohio, Ken ( Carol) Hickman of Eustis, FL., Jim (Thelma) Hickman and Kevin Hickman of Ray; and sister, Sue Acord of Bethel, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. His service will be held on Saturday, April 22, at 2 p.m., at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Evans and Rev. Wayne Aaron officiating. Burial will be in the Hickman Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:30 to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Jackson County Times-Journal, Thursday, April 20, 2006 Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Evelyn Mae Hickman, age 92 of Ray, Ohio passed away July 14, 2012 at Four Winds Nursing Home, Jackson. She was born May 17, 1920 to the late Oscar and Ella (Howard) Skeens. She was a homemaker and a member of Richmond Dale Church of God. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, John R. Hickman; siblings, Oscar Jr., Christina Fay, Sammy, Roy, Odell, Tom and Tim Skeens. She is survived by daughter, Janice (Ron) VanBibber of Orlando, Fl., Sons, Harve (Linda) Hickman of Ellenton, Fl./Ray, Ohio, John W. (Brenda) Hickman of Ray, Ohio, Ken (Carol) Hickman, Eutis, Fl., Jim (Thelma) Hickman of Oak Hill, Ohio, Kevin (Tammy) Hickman, Ray, Ohio; sister, Mary Murray of Ray, Ohio; brothers, Norman Skeens of Glendale, Ariz., Wade Skeens of Chillicothe, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren. Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday July 18. 2012 at the Lewis Gillum Funeral Home (formerly Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home) in Jackson, Ohio. Friends may call from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 before the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will in Hickman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to Richmond Dale Church of God (Youth Fund) , 345 Maket Street, Richmond Dale, Ohio 45673. Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Edna Hickman Woodard....She and her husband died of Spanish flu in Columbus, leaving children orphaned: d/o George Riley Hickman: Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Mrs. Clyde Woodard, Nelsonville---YOUNG WOMAN TAKEN....Mrs. Clyde Woodard, died at an early hour today at her home in Columbus, after an illness with flu and pneumonia. The news of her death was a terrible shock to her friends in this city. The death is very sad because of the serious illness with the disease of her husband and four children who survive her. Mrs. John Htlaz (sic, Saltz) of this city were at the beside (sic, bedside). Mr. Clyde Woodard is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Woodard of this city and is well known here. The remains will be brought to this city Tuesday at ten o'clock. They will be placed in the vault at Greenlawn until the conditions of the husband improves. Dated March 3, 1919. Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Clyde Woodard, Nelsonville--News of the death of Clyde Woodard aged 37 at his home in Columbus at noon today from pneumonia following the flu was received this afternoon by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Woodard, of this city. Less than a week ago Mrs Woodard died of the same disease and her body was placed in vault here, awaiting the outcome of her husband's illness. The Woodards have four small children, all of whom are just recovering from the same disease. Mr. Woodard was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Woodard and was born and reared here, where he was favorably known. One sister, Mrs. John Saltz, lives here and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Hinman and Mary Woodard live in Bridgeport.....Dated March 8, 1919 Clyde and Edna Woodard--Double Funeral--A large number of friends and relatives gathered Monday afternoon to pay the last tribute of love and respect to the memory of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Woodard, at the Woodard home on West Washington street. One week ago the young wife and mother was called ,on last Saturday, the husband and father followed his wife. Both deaths occurred in Columbus, their present home. The body of Mrs. Woodard was brought last Wednesday to this city and yesterday morning the body of the husband came. Both bodies were taken to the Woodard home where the funeral services, one of the sadest ever held in this city, was held. Rev. Arthur M. Mann, assisted by Rev. L. O. Matheny conducted the service. N. B. Cook of Columbus was in charge. Mr. Clyde Woodard was a Nelsonville boy, reared in this city where he was universally known and most highly respected. Several years ago he married Miss Edna Hickman, tho not a Nelsonville girl, she was of a pleasing personality and had many friends in this city. They are survived by four small children. The double death, one of the saddest to visit our city, came as a terrible and awful blow to those near and dear to them here. The bodies were laid to rest together in a double grave at Greenlawn. Dated March 11, 1919. Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com
Robert Coy Fitzpatrick died Feb. 14. Robert Coy Fitzpatrick, age 85, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Holzer Assisted Living. Robert was born December 16, 1927 to the late Wilson and Ella Fitzpatrick of Jackson, OH. He was joined in marriage to his late wife, Zella Causey (July 15, 2007) on January 28, 1967. He was employed with Weinman Pump for over 27 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing Bingo. He won, “Bingo of the year” at Holzer Assisted living. He loved spending time with his wife, Zella; 3 sons, Robert J. (Jennifer) of Latham, and Roger (Jodi) of Ashville, Rusle (Leslie) of Commercial Point; 8 grandchildren, Courtney Deal, Shallyn (Mark) Deal-Morway, Brittany and Tyler Sisson, Lydia and Alexander Fitzpatrick, and Sam and Sarah Fitzpatrick. Friends may call from 11-2 on Monday, February 18, 2013 at the Lewis-Gillum Funeral Home in Jackson, OH. Burial will be at the convenience of the family on a later date at Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson. Submitted by: Dean Hickman - deanhickman at aol.com

Johnny Craft (1952 - 2013) Johnny David Craft, Sr MANSFIELD: Johnny David Craft, Sr, 60, of Mansfield, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013, at home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Johnny was born on August 27, 1952, in Grayson, KY, to Sherman and Geneva Craft Sr.. He proudly served his country in the U.S Army during the Vietnam War. He owned and worked at Craft Heating & Air Conditioning. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and football but being at the lake fishing was his favorite place to be. Johnny's sense of humor could make anyone smile! He will be greatly missed by everyone. Along with his mother, Geneva Hall Craft of Mansfield, he is survived by three daughters, Nicole Craft of Sanford, NC, Leighsa Johnson, and Carsyn Johnson-Craft of Mansfield; two sons, Johnny David Craft Jr., and Johnny Craft of Mansfield; six siblings, Marie Wilburn of Olive Hill, KY, Elwood Craft of Johnsville, Oh, Rita Newlon of Lima, Ohio, David Craft of Ashland, KY and Gary (JoAnn) Craft and Rex (Connie) Craft of Mansfield. Six grandchildren, Robert ("Drew") Hively, Chesnee Hively, Jesse Craft, Tristan Flannery, Blake Jenkins, Omareana Mckinney and Blake Jenkins; one great granddaughter Kenadee Utter, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Sherman Craft Sr; two brothers; Clyde Craft, Sherman "Bud" Craft, Jr. one sister Barbara Sue Craft. Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, ltd, 1106 PAE, Mansfield, is handling the arrangements. Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 at aol.com


Juanita J. Porter, 1927-2013 January 12, 2013 Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com NILES - Juanita June Porter, 85, passed away at 2:32 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center Eastland. Juanita was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Olive Hall, Ky., the daughter of Richard Lee and Fannie Collier Clemens. A member of the Apostolic Bible Church, she enjoyed motorcycling and camping and was an accomplished golfer. An auditor for the former Packard Electric Corp., she knitted, sewed and embroidered any and all clothing and possessions. Her card playing time with family will always be treasured. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Vada B. Binion MANSFIELD: Vada B. Binion, 87, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Crystal Care Center in Mansfield. Born January 11, 1925 in Carter County, Kentucky she was the daughter of Ranel and Lola (Lemaster) Miller. She retired from Mansfield General Hospital where she worked in the housekeeping department and was a member of Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church. A very giving and protective lady, she always had a smile for everyone and had a good sense of humor. She enjoyed cooking for her family, gardening and then canning her garden bounties and sewing, especially quilting, in which she received many awards for. She is survived by four sons, Dwight (Bonnie) Binion, Barry Binion, Jimmy Binion and Lamont (Donna) Binion all of Mansfield; a daughter, Teresa (Harry) Baker of Mansfield; 11 grandchildren, Steven (Kathy) Binion, Jimmy Binion, Jr., Jerry Binion, Montie (Hope) Binion, Livia Binion, Kristin Rhodes, Shari Broems, Lisa (Gary) Kiener, Jennifer (Terry) Prince, Carletta (Skyler) Fields and Jamie Jamieson; a step grandson, Troy (Lisa) Jarrett; 20 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren; a sister, Maxine Hall of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Binion; an infant son, Larry Michael Binion; two sisters, Lillian Henderson and Vena Miller; and a brother, Wilbur Miller. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond Street, Mansfield. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2012 at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Clifford Earl Tackett. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 at aol.com


James Edward Cooley SHILOH: James Edward Cooley, age 56 of Shiloh and formerly of Olive Hill, Kentucky went home to be with the Lord on December 23, 2012 at Cleveland Clinic. James was born on December 1, 1956 in Olive Hill, Kentucky. He is the son of the late Rev. Ora and Mable Davis Cooley. James was a member of Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church and thoroughly enjoyed his fellowship with other church friends. James enjoyed playing his guitar and singing, he also enjoyed working in his yard and garden, but what he loved most was being with his family and friends. He also made lifelong friends with several families of the Mennonite community. James is survived by his wife of 35 years, Letha Clay Cooley; two daughters, Leslie Cooley (Jeremy) Robinett of Shiloh, OH and Jamie Cooley of Mansfield, OH; five grandchildren, Tori, Natalie, Whitley, Gage and Piper, whom he loved and cherished; and five sisters, Sue (Marlin) Oakley, Sarah (Everett) Stamper, Jewell Cooley and Dina McGuire, all of Olive Hill, KY and Christine (Gary) Robertson of Perrysville. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews who will miss their uncle, along with many other family members and friends. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Hearl Clay; three brothers, William, Thomas and Ira Cooley; one sister, Bernice Kiser; one niece, Kimberly Kiser Barker; and one nephew, James Liles. Friends and family may visit from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. The funeral service will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh. Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 at aol.com


Edna O. Thompson MANSFIELD: Edna O. Sparkman Thompson, 86, of Mansfield, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2012, following a lengthy illness. Edna was born on December 6, 1926, in Jacobs, KY, to John C. and Gladys D. Binion Sparkman. She was a founding member of Mansfield Baptist Temple where she was a Sunday School teacher. She was a long time member of Community Bible, and was involved in their Young at Heart trips and dinners. In later life, she was a member of Victory Baptist Church. She was a seamstress, and known for her beautiful handiwork. She enjoyed fishing and was an excellent caregiver for others. She was loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. She is survived by three children, Wayne (Tammy) Thompson of Mt. Carmel, TN, Randy (Colleen) Thompson of Marion, OH, and Barbara (William) Bess of Mansfied; five grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and one aunt, Lula Binion of Inez, KY. Edna was preceded in death by her parents; and two grandchildren, Jason Lee and Stephanie Thompson. Calling hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Doris Jean Manning Carr ONTARIO: Doris Jean Manning Carr, 76, of Ontario went to be with her cherished Lord on Wednesday evening, December 12, 2012. She died at the Cleveland Clinic after nine courageous months of battling pancreatitis. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her death. She was born March 6, 1936 just outside of Olive Hill, Kentucky to Gerald T. and Martha Stanley Manning. Doris was the oldest of five girls, her sisters survive her ~ Loretta (Harold) Caudill, JoAnn Smith, Donna (Von) Manning and Gay (Don) Wharton. These sisters are the closest sisters I have ever seen and will miss their big sister terribly. On December 19, 1953 Doris married the love of her life David V. Carr, Sr. who survives her. She quickly set out to be a world traveler with her husband as he was a career Air Force man. Everywhere she went she quickly made friends and fit right in to the community and always made sure to find a good church right away. During the years they had four children who survive her ~ Deena (Harvey) Maness, David (Cinde) Carr, Doug (Dusty) Carr and Derek Carr. Her family was her whole life and she dedicated her life to them. No one was a better wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend than Doris. She never met a stranger and when you did meet her you fell in love with this kind, gentle and caring lady. Our hearts are heavy and broken at having to say goodbye but we know Mom has reached the goal she had for herself her whole life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Doris was a homemaker while her children were small but eventually she went to work outside the home. At their last Air Base in Great Falls, Montana she became the assistant supervisor at the base day care. After David’s retirement after more than 20 years of service the family moved to Ontario. Quickly and with her natural friendship abilities they became a part of the Ontario community. Doris joined the Ontario Free Methodist Church and became a huge part of the congregation. Her church family also survives her. She was a manager at Hot Sam Pretzel shop in Richland Mall for 15 years and became known as the pretzel lady. After she left Hot Sam she stayed home to watch her grandchildren and many neighborhood children as well. Her last job was taking care of shut-in and bed ridden elderly patients. She was sought out in this area as she was full of compassion and genuine caring. Doris not only had four devoted children but many grandchildren whose hearts are breaking at losing this dear lady. Her grandchildren are: Chad (Michelle) Carr, Adam (Lauren) Carr, Mary Elizabeth (Scott) Plogsted, Alissa (Jerry) Green, Amanda Polles, Justin (Myca) Taylor, Leah Taylor, Harvey Maness, Dalton Carr, Aubrye Carr, Dillon Carr and Coco Carr. She also had two great grandchildren: Layla Elin Taylor and Owen Fike and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her third great grandchild to be born in March, a little girl Charlize Noelle Plogsted. She is also survived by two aunts: Dixie Manning and Evelyn Cox and many nieces and nephews. This lady was truly the meaning of what being a good Christian is and never wavered in her faith through the years. To say that she will be missed is an understatement, the hole in our hearts can never be filled. Rest in peace beautiful lady. You were an Angel on this earth. Now you are our guardian angel in Heaven. Friends may call from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2012 at the Ontario Free Methodist Church conducted by Pastor Tony Viscioni. Additional visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 12 -1 p.m., at the church on Monday. Burial will follow in Ontario Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ontario Free United Methodist Church. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
VANCEBURG, KY: Oburn Baker, age 89, passed away at his home with his family by his side Monday evening November 5, 2012 at 6:35 pm. Mr. Baker was born in Carter County, Ky. July 30, 1923 to the late Dan and Kathleen Qualls Baker. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving his Country during World War II. Mr. Baker was employed with General MotorsCompany in Mansfield Ohio for 27 years. He was also a member of the Vanceburg Christian Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Thelma Curtis Baker in 1988; and a sister Malissa Ann Dehart. Surviving is his wife, Gladys Kegley Lykins Baker of Vanceburg, KY; two daughters, Karen (Michael) Bocka of Galion, Ohio, and Martha Kathleen Baker of Lexington, Ohio; one sister- Lou (Osborne) Caudill of Crestline, Ohio; one step-son, Glenn D. (Alice) Gilbert of Vanceburg, KY; one step grandson; one step-great-grandson; five grandchildren; and seven-great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm Wednesday at the Gaydos Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:00 pm at the Gaydos Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Cox Jr. officiating. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1:00 pm at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Crestline, Ohio with Pastor Rick McCartney officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family atwww.gaydosfh.com. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mansfieldnewsjournal/obituary.aspx?n=oburn-baker&pid=160913895#fbID=1050620044 Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
The Ashland Independent, a newspaper out of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY published Thursday evening Oct 19, 1939 "Edward Bowling Dies At Hoods Creek Home" "Edward Erin Bowling, 69, better known as Uncle Eddie Bowling, died at his home on Hood's Creek Pike, RFD 2, Ashland, at 11:30 a.m. today after an illness of eight months. Mr. Bowling was a retired farmer. He had lived in Boyd county 16 years, coming here from Bruin, Elliott county, Ky. He was born in that county a son of Edward and Susie Craft Bowling, both natives of Wise county, VA. The body was taken to the Lazear funeral home pending funeral arrangements. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Rebecca Wells Bowling; six sons, Dennis of Gregoryville, Ky., Luther of Portsmouth, Ohio, Goble of Leon, Ky., Leslie, Lloyd and Walter, all of Ashland; three daughters, Mrs. Inez Nelson of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Rosa Hammond of Willard, Ky., and Mrs. Ollie Salyers of Greenup; two brothers, Lee of Ashland and Tom Bowling of Bruin; 49 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. "I came across Ed Bowling when I was researching Rosa Belle Rice who had married an Ed Bowling. Interestingly there were TWO Ed/Edward Bowlings born the same month and year and in Elliott county. One was Edward Irvin Bowling who married first Cora Palmer and then Rebecca Wells. The children mentioned in the above obituary are all children of Cora Palmer. Rebecca Bowlings obituary already in your database describes them all as step-children. Rebecca had no children with Ed/Edward Irvin Bowling. The second Ed/Edward Bowling of Elliott county married Rosa Belle Rice, (daughter of James Holman Rice and Julia Ann Green) and had children Mary, Reece M., Beryl, James H., and Frank. Edward Bowling and Rosa Rice Bowling then show up in 1910 Ford Co., IL and then 1920 Hancock, Iowa where Edward E. Bowling is a widower. (at least I believe them to be the same people as names and dates all coincide.) If anyone has any ideas what happened to this second Ed/Edward Bowling I would be thrilled to find out as no other information has surfaced." Submitted by: Ann - turtle111 at windstream.net

Jake E. King MANSFIELD: Jake E. King, 70, of Mansfield, died Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Mifflin Care Center. Born May 8, 1942 in Carter County, Kentucky, he was the son of William B. and Sarah Grace (Kegley) King. He retired from General Motors in 1995 after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Lola J. (Barker) King whom he married December 14, 1963; one son, Michael King of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Isaiah King, Justin King and Allison King; and one sister, Donna (Richard) Isaacs of Grayson, Kentucky. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David King and a brother, Bobby King. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond Street, Mansfield conducted by Pastor Roger Reed. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call prior to the services from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the American Kidney Foundation. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Glenn Sparks 1923-2013 Globe Funeral Chapel The Independent OLIVE HILL — He was born July 4, 1923, in Carter County, a son of the late Ernest and Naomi Kiser Sparks. Glenn proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945, where he was stationed mainly in Pensacola, Fla. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Olive Hill for 28 years, retiring in 1980. Glenn was known throughout the years for his beautiful penmanship, calligraphy and various art skills. He loved nature and simplicity in life. He was married to Opal Lawson Sparks from 1943 until her death in 2007. Two brothers, Arlon J. Sparks and John Henry Sparks, also preceded him in death. Glenn is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Cecil Hewlett of Piketon, Ohio, and Kathy and Lynn Fletcher of Greenwood, Ind.; four grandchildren, Kim Hewlett Swepston of Waverly, Claire Fletcher, Emma Fletcher and Owen Fletcher, all of Greenwood, Ind.; one great-granddaughter, Sheridan McLean of Waverly; and many nieces and nephews. He was loved and will be missed by family, many relatives, and friends. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Tick Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill, with Brother Richard Allen Short officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the Olive Hill American Legion Post No. 138. Friends may visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, and until 12:30 p.m. on Monday at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Condolences may be sent to the family at globefc.com. Submitted by: John W. Grace

Eula "Sue" McGraw MANSFIELD: Eula "Sue" McGraw, 77, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at her residence. Born November 7, 1934 in Olive Hill, Kentucky she was the daughter of Herb and Roxie (Williams) Stanley. She retired from Taylor Metal Products and was an avid reader but her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family and she will be deeply missed by all. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and David Reese of Mansfield; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Johnny (Linda) Stanley and James Stanley all of Mansfield; 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold (Gladys) Arnett of Indiana and James (Mayme) Stanley of Mansfield; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Emogene Kilgore of Mansfield, Maxine Douglas of Olive Hill, Kentucky and Carolyn and Scott Hunter of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario. Additional call hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2012 at the Globe Funeral Home, Olive Hill, Kentucky where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012 conducted by Pastor Gayle Price. Burial will follow in Manning Chapel Cemetery, Olive Hill, Kentucky. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com


Denzil B. Fetters MANSFIELD: Denzil B. Fetters, 89, of Mansfield, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Hospice House in Ashland. Born March 2, 1923 in Vanceburg, Kentucky he was the son of Jim and Nannie Fetters. A veteran of the United States Navy, he was a member of Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church where he played the bass in the choir for over 36 years. Denzil enjoyed woodworking, fishing and computers. He loved his church and playing his music but most of all he loved his family and will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Maxine (Shields) Fetters; a daughter, Jean Jenkins of South Carolina; a son, Jimmy Fetters of South Carolina; two step children, Bobby Johnson of Mansfield and Nancy Case of Brooksville, KY; five nephews, Orville, Brad, Bobby, Mitch and Gene; and two nieces, Judy and Candy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step son, James Johnson; three sisters, Dorothy Skaggs, Grace Langlois and Bernice Cripper; and two brothers, Harry and Nile Fetters. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2012 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S, Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at the funeral home conducted by Rev. Clifford Earl Tackett. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Muses Mills Cemetery in Kentucky with full military honors. Friends may also call one hour prior to the graveside service in Kentucky across from the cemetery at Muses Mills Christian Church. Online guest registry at www.wappner


MANSFIELD: Gary M. Shepherd, 65, of Mansfield, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at his home. Gary was born June 17, 1947 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to Arthur Eugene and Emily Irene (Whitt) Shepherd. On June 18, 1972, he married Evelyn L. Owens, with whom he shared over 40 years of marriage. Gary had been employed for Kokosing Construction. He attended Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church, loved mowing the grass, enjoyed fishing and spending time with his wife and family. Along with his wife, he is survived by two children, Tom Shepherd of Mansfield and Angie Carter of Olive Hill, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Nicole Shepherd, Billy Shepherd, and Janice Shepherd; four great grandchildren, Jake Watson Hunter Shepherd, Brady Shepherd, and Abby Daily; two brothers, Don (Selma) Shepherd of Tiro and Bob (Evelyn) Shepherd of Mansfield; three sisters, Hannah (Chester) Lawhorn of Mansfield, Brenda (Morris) Shelton of Owensburg, Kentucky, and Irene (John) Stone of Crestline; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Linda Smith; and his special friend, Max, his dog. Calling hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Earl Tackett officiating. Burial will be in Springmill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.wernergompf.com Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com


Chester L. Clemens, 89, of Mansfield died early Sunday morning, March 24, 2002 at Woodlawn Nursing Home. Mr. Clemens was born May 24, 1912 in Lawton, Kentucky to Richard L. and Fannie (Collier) Clemens. Chester retired from Westinghouse where he worked in the maintenance department and was a Mansfield resident since 1950. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he was a Bishop and High Councilman in Ohio. His ties to the church extended to Kensington, Maryland where he was a worker in the Washington Temple. Mr. Clemens was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Edith Robertson Clemens; four daughters and sons-in-law, Fern and James M. Bierce of Port Clinton, Ohio, Jean and Earl Roth of Mansfield, Betty L. and Perry Demming of Akron, Ohio, and Peggy and Kerry Lauritzen of Mansfield; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a sister, Juanita Porter of Niles, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ida and nine brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Middle-Bellville Rd. one hour prior to services, Wednesday, March 27 at 11:00 a.m. conducted by Bishop Bob Rivers. Military graveside services will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humanitarian Effort of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Wappner Funeral Directors are assisting the family in arrangements. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
18 September 1984 Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio Ida Stevens Clemens BATH, OHIO - Mrs. Ida Stevens Clemens, 70,of Bath, Ohio died Friday, Sept. 14, 1984 Mrs. Clemens was born Nov. , 1913 in Carter County, a daughter of the late Corbett and Bertha Agnes Gearheart of Lawton, Ky. She was a Member of the Mormon Word of Wisdom. Surviving are her husband, Chester Clemens, 4 daughters, Fern Bierce of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Jean Roth of Mansfield, Ohio, Betty Demming of Akron, Ohio and Peggy Lynnee Lauritzen of Mansfield, Ohio; 9 grandchildren, 1 brother, Richard Stevens of Route 1, Olive Hill; 1 nice, Juanita Joyce Stevens Rayburn; 1 nephew, Gregory Earl Stevens of Route 1, Olive Hill. Preceding her in death were 5 brothers, Zearl, Edward, Delbert, Henry Watt and Thearl Denvel Stevens and 1 sister, Helen Fay Stevens. Funeral services were conducted Monday,Sept. 17 at 11: a.m. at Wappher Funeral Home in Mansfield, Ohio by Bishop Sam Rogers, Charles Mellic, Duane Keck and Bob Hardesty of Akron. Burial was in the Mansfield Memorial Park. Pallbearers were son-in-laws and grandchildren, Jim Bierece, Earl Roth, Perry T. Demming, Kerry Lauritzeh, David Earl and Steven Roth, Perry Taylor Demming and Peter Lauritzen. These are the obituaries of my parents, Chester Lee and Ida Stevens Clemens. I cannot believe the amount of errors that are in my mother's obituary. Let me state them: She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Last daughter is Peggy Lynne Lauritzen. Funeral services were at Wappner Funeral Home. One of the funeral speakers name is Charles Melick. Pall bearers were: James Bierce, Kerry Lauritzen (corrected). The other names are fine. Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - misspeggy55 at gmail.com
Julia L. Holbrook (1938 - 2012) MANSFIELD: Julia L. Holbrook, 73, of Mansfield, passed away early Saturday morning, June 9, 2012 at her home. She was born September 5, 1938 in Grayson, Kentucky to the late Ora and Kate (Forest) Everman. She formerly worked at I.T.T. North Electric in Galion. Julia enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, and boating-especially at Pleasant Hill Lake- with her family and friends. She was a fan of country music and attended several concerts. Julia was a member of the Moose, Elks, AmVets and V.F.W. She is survived by four sons, Randy Holbrook, Steve (Donna) Holbrook, David Holbrook and Russell (Melinda) Holbrook; the father of her children, Eugene Holbrook; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Raymond Everman; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Everman; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gladys and Harv Holbrook. There will be no services or visitation at this time. The Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of Mrs. Holbrook. Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 at aol.com
Juanita Mae Litteral MANSFIELD: Juanita Mae Litteral, age 86, went to be with the Lord, Monday, May 7, 2012 after an extended illness. She was born July 15, 1925 in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Juanita was much loved by her family and friends of whom there were many. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and servant of God. Juanita enjoyed embroidery, gardening and flowers. Juanita was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Rev. Clifford Litteral; her parents, Robert and Cora (Helvey) MacFarland; son, Larry "Butchie" Litteral; two daughters, Mary Ruth Belcher and Janet Stevens; three grandchildren, Rhonda Stevens, Davy Belcher and Savannah Frazier; two sisters, Wilma and Carma; one brother, Willard; and two sons-in-law, Charles "Nim" Frazier and Junior Stevens. She is survived by three daughters, Donna Frazier of Piney Flats, TN, Carolyn (Kenny) Dickerson of Prospect, OH and Brenda (Walter) Cooper of Mansfield, OH; one son, Clifford Ray (Sharon) Litteral of Mansfield; nineteen grandchildren, Brian, Tammy, Tim, Darren, Sherry, Sheila, Randy, Charlie, Stevie, Kevin, Marty, Dana, Mark, Greg, David, Sunny, Jeremy, Zachery and Alesha; seven great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of Crystal Care Nursing Facility for the wonderful care given to Juanita during her stay. Friends and family may visit Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 10, in Dean Road Free Will Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Clifford Earl Tackett and Rev. Danny Dickerson will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association . Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 at aol.com

Rolland M. Mabry MANSFIELD: Rolland M. Mabry, 81, passed away Friday evening, May 4, 2012 at his home. Born March 18, 1931 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Jack and Laura (Porter) Mabry. Rolland retired from General Motors where he worked as a crane operator after 35 years. He was a member of Ontario Free Methodist Church. Rolland was a very giving person and was liked by all who knew him. He enjoyed gardening and working outdoors. In his free time, he enjoyed deer hunting. Rolland is survived by his wife of 34 years, Ruth Moore Mabry; four sons, Ron (Sharon) Mabry, Dennis (Carol) Mabry, Kevin (Monica) Fetter and Gary Fetter; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Charles (Geraldine) Mabry; sister-in-law, Charmie Mabry; numerous nieces and nephews; and special cousin, Adele Allen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers. Friends and family may visit from 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. A funeral service conducted by Pastor Tony Viscioni will be held in the funeral home Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Clay Cemetery, Olive Hill, Kentucky. Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 at aol.com


Clyde Thompson (1939 - 2012) Reverend Clyde Thompson, Jr. MANSFIELD: Reverend Clyde Thompson, Jr., 73, of Mansfield, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following an extended illness. Clyde was born March 28, 1939 in Grahn, Kentucky to the late Clyde Thompson, Sr. and Audrey Nell (Paynter) Thompson. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army and retired from Wickes Lumber after driving truck for over 30 years. He was a member of Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church. Since February 18, 1978, he served as a Freewill Baptist Minister. During this time, he pastored White Oaks Freewill Baptist Church in Marion, Ohio, Huntington Freewill Baptist Church in Huntington, Indiana, and Paradise Chapel in Mansfield. Clyde enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching NASCAR. Along with his loving wife of 51 years, Christine Knipp Thompson, Clyde is survived by two sons, Larry (Sharon) Thompson of Caledonia and Gary (Diane) Thompson of Mansfield; four grandchildren, Aric Thompson, Andrew Thompson, Gary Alan Thompson, and Kari Stollings; two great grandchildren, Carter Schmidt and Elee Thompson; eight siblings, Ronnie (Judy) Thompson of Galion, Michael (Shirley) Thompson of Flemingsburg, Kentucky, Randy (Randa) Thompson of Waverly, Ohio, Patricia (Elgin) Lawhorn and Diane (Ike) Heffner, both of Piketon, Ohio, Carolyn (Allen) Bassin and Evelyn Bassin, both of Mansfield, and Vanessa (Gary) Finerty of Bellville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Fannie Ganette Mays and Sharon Thompson. Calling hours will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012 at Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church, 1169 Mill Road, Mansfield. Funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Earl Tackett and Pastor Herman Copley officiating. Calling hours will also be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly, Ohio. A graveside service will follow in Mound Cemetery in Piketon, Ohio with Pastor Bruce Copley officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 780 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, OH 44906 or to the Ohio Area Agency on Aging, 780 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, OH 44906. Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD. assisted the family with the arrangements. Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 at aol.com


Joe B. Perry MANSFIELD: Joe B. Perry, 89, passed away Thursday, May 03, 2012 after a short illness. He was born November 15, 1922 to William H. and Edea Belle (Fannin) Perry in Olive Hill, Kentucky. He married Helen L. McGraw on October 12, 1943. They had celebrated their 67th Anniversary just prior to her death on November 11, 2010. Joe served in the United States Army during World War II as a heavy machine gunner and after being captured in France, spent 6 months in a German Prisoner of War Camp. Joe received the AMC and EAME Campaign Ribbons with 2 Bronze Stars. He also received a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Prisoner of War Medal. Joe was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Post 535 and the North Central Ohio Chapter of Ex Prisoners of War. He served on the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail Squad for over 20 years to honor those who had served their country. Joe retired from Empire Detroit Steel (AKC) after 30 years of service. He is survived by one son, Greg (Pattie) Perry of Perrysville; five daughters, Peggy Crandell of Denton, Texas, Donna Smith of Shelby, Lois (Mark) Songer of Key West, Florida, Terri Perry and Jill (Dave) Haring all of Mansfield; nine grandchildren, Brian Solinger, George Crandell, Steve Smith Jr., Rocky Smith, Scott and Weston Dennis, Lauren Urschitz and Grace and David Haring; 14 great grandchildren; one brother, William Perry of Lima, Ohio; and a host of nieces and nephews whom he loved and who will miss their "Uncle Joe". Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, David Perry, Coy Perry, Elwood Perry and Allen Perry; two sisters, Madge McGraw and Ruth Browning; and sons-in-law, Steve Smith and George Crandell Sr. Friends may call from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2012 at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Glenn M. Phillips. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park where full military honors will be conducted by the Richland County Burial Detail. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to MedCentral Hospice or the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail Squad Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 at aol.com


Lovell "Glen" Boggs MANSFIELD: Lovell "Glen" Boggs, 87, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Mansfield Memorial Homes. He leaves behind a legacy of love for God, family and country. Glen was born on September 21, 1924 to John and Della (Erwin) Boggs in Olive Hill, Kentucky. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II in the Pacific. Glen was a member of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky #145, F. & A.M., Grayson, Kentucky. He was an active member of the Shenandoah Christian Church where he was a past deacon. He is survived by his longtime sweetheart, Mary Elizabeth (Mayo) Boggs whom he married May 26, 1951; their children, Roy (Sharon) Boggs of Shenandoah, OH, Sheila (Al) Bechtel of Bellville, OH, Edna "Susie" (Rick) Beckwith of Ontario, OH and Rod (Amy) Boggs of Minford, OH; nine grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; and a brother, Leo Boggs of New Carlisle, OH. In addition to his parents, Glen was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Briahna Beckwith; two brothers, Ora and Virgil Boggs; and a sister, Eleanor Messer. Friends may call from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road, Ontario. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the funeral home conducted by his nephew, Rev. Kevin Boggs. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., at the funeral home on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care Hospice. Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 at aol.com


Gary Bays (1946 - 2012) Gary P. Bays Sr. MANSFIELD: Gary P. Bays Sr., 66, of Mansfield, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012 following a lengthy illness. Gary was born on February 20, 1946 in Olive Hill, KY to Newton and Marjorie (Snipes) Bays. On May 19, 1969 he married Carol Ann Oswalt, and she survives. Gary honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for many years as a Diesel Mechanic, and enjoyed camping, fishing, Bluegrass music and spending time with his family and friends. He was also a lifetime member of the American Legion of Bellville. Along with his wife, he is survived by four children, Michael (Amanda) Bays of Lucas, Robin Brooks of Mansfield, Sandy (Arthur) Sly of Loudonville, and Gary Bays Jr. of Mansfield; five siblings, William (Evelyn) Bays of Morehead, KY, Sue (Bill) Burr of Texas, Jimmy Dale (Cheryl) Noser of North Carolina, Rick Bays and Joe (Sue) Noser both of Mansfield; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joyce Sutherland. Calling hours will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2012 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East (St. Rt. 430E), Mansfield. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Earl Tackett officiating. Burial will follow at Mansfield Cemetery with Military Honors performed by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wernerfuneral.com Published in the News Journal on March 5, 2012 Submitted by: John Cooper - Jcooper1251 at aol.com


Delores Vivian Jarvis JARVIS Delores V. Jarvis, 77 years old, longtime Columbus resident, went home to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Delores loved quilting and gardening. She was a seamstress for many years while raising her children. She was preceded in death by her parents Dewey Orville Clemens and Edna Mae (Gilliam) Clemens, sister Janet Smith and brother William Clemens. She will be deeply missed by her loving children, Debbie (Danny) Cash, Brent (Melissa) and Marty (Tracy) Jarvis; sisters, Carolyn Sundry and Gaye Babcock; brother, Russell (Joyce) Clemens; six grandchildren, Johnnie and Jason Harlor, Trisha Griffith, Charlie, Patrick and Cameron Jarvis; four great- grandchildren, Sierra, Derek, and Tyler Griffith and Abigail Harlor. Visitation will be Sunday, March 7, 2010, 6-8 p.m. Service Monday, March 8, 2010, 1 p.m., all at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME SW, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, OH. Interment in Grove City Cemetery. Messages for the family may be left at www.NewcomerColumbus.com Submitted by: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen - PLauri7269 at aol.com


Helen N. Artrip MANSFIELD: Helen N. Artrip, 73, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at Oak Grove Manor. Born August 2, 1938 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Selbert and Bessie (Smith) Knipp. A homemaker, she was a very loving mother who loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally. She enjoyed going to cookouts with her family, flea markets and her flower gardens. She was very sweet to all she knew and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Patricia (Mike) Litteral, Charles (. (Sharon) Artrip, Susan (Ed) Musick, Debra (John) Walton and Lawrence Artrip; 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Elders; sisters-in-law, Helen Knipp, Sue Knipp and Fran Knipp and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Artrip; four brothers, Wally, Lawrence, Roger and Alfred Knipp; a sister, Rosie Knipp; three grandsons, Brian, George and Jacob; and a brother-in-law, Robert Elders. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond Street, Mansfield conducted by Pastor Herman Copley. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday. Submitted by: John Cooper - jcooper1251 at aol.com

Joyce Setser (1944 - 2012) Joyce Alline Setser MANSFIELD: Joyce Alline Setser, 67, passed away Friday morning, February 10, 2012 at Knox Community Hospital. Born March 18, 1944 in Olive Hill, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Rosa (Brown) Thompson, moving to Mansfield when she was 5 years old. In 1963, she married Frank Setser and they made their home in the Mansfield area. A Christian woman, she was a member of Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church for 35 years. She was a great wife and mother and enjoyed taking care of her family. Joyce loved to watch the flowers and hummingbirds in her garden and go to garage sales. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Elzie F. Setser; daughter, Ella S. (Mark) Goheen; grandchildren, Frank A. (Christian) Setser, Raymond W. (Ashley) Goheen, Mark "Dustin" Goheen; great-grandchildren, McKenzie L. Hagans, Kyri J. Setser, Janyka A. Goheen, Alanna N. Goheen and Kierra M. Goheen; two sisters, Ann Jones and Georgia Gee; three brothers, Clifford, Jim and Marvin Thompson; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Paul, Glen and Harlan Thompson; sister, Lily Fay; and brother-in-law, Guy Sparks. Friends may visit from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Clifford Earl Tackett and Rev. Harold Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Bunker Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Submitted by: John Cooper - johncooper1251 at yahoo.com


Alma Zell Johnson Whitt, 94, of Grayson (Friendship House) went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Carter Nursing and Rehab Center in Grayson. She was born November 30, 1917 in McGlone, KY, a daughter of the late Alva and Sara Bledsoe Johnson Sr. She was a nurse starting with Stovall Hospital, Dr. Harold Shufflebarger and the retiring from Dr. Paul Lewis. She was a member of the Bagby Memorial United Methodist Church of Grayson and a member of Eastern Star Chapter 10 in Grayson. She was preceded in death by her husband Willie E. Whitt in 1993, a son Bud Whitt; five brothers Clarence, Glen, Freddie, Jay and Alva Johnson Jr.; two sisters Avonelle (Alma’s twin) and Doris Stephens; one son in law Bud Stewart; and one great-great granddaughter. She is survived by two daughters Gwelda Stewart of Columbus, OH, Leda (Reggie) Dean of Grayson; one daughter in law Sherry Whitt of Grayson; six grandchildren Jay Stewart, Troy Whitt, Jon Stewart, Kyle Whitt, Gerald Haney and Leigh Ann (Cy) Dixon; eleven great- grandchildren and one great-great grandson; one sister Sattie Phillips of Paola, IN; and a host of great friends and family at Friendship House, Chapel House and church. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Malone Funeral Home by Bro. John Sergent and Bro. Tim Nischan. Burial will be in the East Carter County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call Friday from 6-9 p.m. with an Eastern Star Service at 7:30 p.m., and after 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Condolences may be sent to the Whitt Family at www.malonefuneralhome.com. Submitted by: Mike Barker


Clayton H. Cole MANSFIELD, OH: Clayton H. Cole, 69, of Mansfield, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 19, 2012. Born February 20, 1942 in Olive Hill, KY, he was the son of William Allen and Virgie (Dean) Cole. Clayton worked as a crane wright at AK Steel. He was a member of the Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church where he was also a trustee. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #152 F.&A.M. and Scottish Rite 32º, Valley of Canton. Clayton's hobbies were work and church, but he also enjoyed helping out his neighbors. He is survived by his wife, Sharon M. (Simmons) Cole of Mansfield; daughters, Lora (Bret) Bargo of Shelby and Christina Brown of Mansfield; sons, William Cole, Mark (Melinda) Cole, Sr., and Howard (Kimberly) Cole, Sr., all of Mansfield, and David (Rhonda) Cole, Sr, of Ashland; step daughters, Brenda Ferguson and Jodie Lemaster, both of Mansfield; step sons, Matthew (Melissa) Lemaster of Sandusky; 22 grandchildren; 12 step grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and 9 step great grandchildren; brothers, Willard (Omaga) Cole, Eugene (June) Cole, and Wade (Nancy) Cole, all of Mansfield; sister, Martha Phillips of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his step son, Michael Lemaster; brothers, Arthur, Troy, and Chester Cole; sisters, Edna Carrol, Annie Conn, Magdaline Blevens, and infant, Juantia; great grandsons, Mikah Alvie Cole and Kason Thoman; and step great grandson, Carter Michael Deems. Friends may call Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Ontario. Masonic services will be held at 6:00 p.m. conducted by the Venus Lodge #152. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church, 1169 Mill Rd., Mansfield, conducted by Rev. Clifford Earl Tackett and Rev. Virgil Masters. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dean Road Freewill Baptist Church. Submitted by: John Cooper


GRETCHEN SMALLRIDGE, 85, of Huntington, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, in Heritage Center, Huntington. Funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, by Pastors Arnold C. Clary and Doug Spurlock. Burial will be in Bowling Cemetery, Hitchens, Ky. Gretchen was born Oct. 18, 1920, in Hitchens, the daughter of the late William and Myrtle Perry Johnson. She was retired from the Dietary Department of the former Doctor's Memorial Hospital and a member of the Second Guyandotte Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Chester Poole of Huntington, Richard Poole of St. Petersburg, Fla., and David Lee Poole of Waycross, Ga.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, and a special friend June Foster of South Point, Ohio. The family would like to thank Hospice of Huntington and the staff of Heritage Center for all of their care. Friends may call from noon to service time Tuesday at Chapman's Mortuary The Herald Dispatch, Huntington WV, Monday, February, 27, 2006 "Note: Gretchen was married twice and both ended in divorce first to Earl Poole and later in life to Homer Smallridge." Submitted by: Cheryl Johnson, Granddaughter of Mertie Perry and William Johnson, Gretchen Smallridge's neice. - cjthecsp at comcast.net
MRS. MERTIE MYRTLE JOHNSON, 85, of 230 Clemm St., Huntington, died in a local hospital. Dec. 23, 1978. after being hospitalized one week. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Chapman's Mortuary, by the Rev. Walter Bias. Burial will be in the Bowling Cemetery, near Hitching, Ky. She was born July 12, 1893 in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late Cornealius and Mary Griffith Perry. She was a member of the 26th Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband William Johnson. Survivors include two daughters. Mrs. Gretchen Smallridge of Huntington, and Mrs. Augusta M. Cyrus of Rochester, Ind. two sons. Truman Gene Johnson of the home and Chester Lee Johnson of Lucasville, Ohio one sister Mrs. Vada Webb of Huntington; seven grand children: and 9 great grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 p.m to 9 p. m. today at the mortuary. Published in the pages of the Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV Dec 26, 1978 Submitted by: Cheryl Johnson - cjthecsp at comcast.net
William Johnson -- Fifty-seven years old, 28 Highland court, who died Sunday at his home; will be buried today in a Hitchens, Ky. Cemetery following funeral services at 9:30 A. M. at the residence with Dr. J. M Knight, pastor of the Fourth Avenue United Brethren Church, officiating. Mr. Johnson was a former employee of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Co. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Myrtle Johnson: a daughter, Mrs. Gretchen Poole, of Huntington, three sons, Lonnie of Ashland and Chester and Truman of Huntington and two step-children Ray Hamilton and Mrs. Margaret Cyrus of Huntington and three brothers, Jessie of Ashland, and Lindsey and Joe Johnson of Nelsonville, Ohio. Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, WV January 7, 1941. "Note: age is wrong for William Johnson -- Death Certificate Information -- Date of Death, Age and Birth location -- Cabell County Records -- Lists age as 57 but age should be 75,. Gretchen Johnson Poole Smallridge last known living child confirmed that her father was in his seventies when he died. This fits with 1880 census that says he was 15 years of age. Grave marker lists William's date of birth as June 11, 1883. I have chosen to use June 11 as the birthday and 1865 as the year. While William appears to be consistantly making himself younger, I would think that he would always use the same day for his birthday only changing the year. One of the reasons I would believe that he would change his age is that he was always employed in jobs that required hard physical labor such as mining, brickyard and as a section hand on the railroad. In the 20's he would have been in his late 50's or early 60's, the railroad would not have hired him at that age for such a physical job." Submitted by: Cheryl Johnson - cjthecsp at comcast.net
Mrs Mary Perry, Eightly four years old, who died Firday the the home of a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Johnson, 230 Clem Street, will be buried today in the Hitchens, Ky. cemetery following funeral services at the residence of a son, Brady Perry of 124 Priddy Street at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. O.H. Carder will officiate. The body has been taken to the son's residence from Wallace Funeral Home at Barboursville." "The above is from old newspaper clipping in Ruth Stewart Johnson personal papers: The newspaper would have been at Huntington, WV most likely the Herald Dispatch or one of it forerunners. Note: According to the 1870 Margaret was listed as 8 years old which would make the year of her birth 1862 which also agrees with the 1880 Census which lists her age as 18. The 1864 year date however is the date listed on her death certificate on file at the Cabell Co. courthouse. Mary Perry was married to Corenealous Perry (his first name can be found be found to be spelled many ways including Corney and Neal. Mary’s parents were Mary McDavid (1825 -- 1913) and Archabald Griffith." Submitted by: Cheryl Johnson - cjthecsp at comcast.net

Lutie Tabor (1931 - 2011 Lutie Belle (Porter) Tabor MANSFIELD: Lutie Belle (Porter) Tabor, 80, of Mansfield, passed away Saturday evening, December 31, 2011 at the home of her sister. Born December 7, 1931, in Radnor, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Henry Stewart and Opal (Jarrells) Porter. Lutie retired from Columbus Electric. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy. She loved to crochet, embroider and make quilts. In her spare time, she enjoyed going to auctions and flea markets and planting flowers. She was a family oriented woman who treasured the time spent with her family, most especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by four daughters, Opal Lauerman, Ginger (Robert) Johnson, Julia Stauffer and Brenda (Larry) Reed; three sons, Tim (Amy) Porter, Lee (Kristy) Tabor and Roger Tabor; fourteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; fifteen brothers and sisters, Ray (Wanda) Porter, Fred (Ethel) Porter, Bernard (Betty) Porter, Jenny (Tom) Ratcliff, Hazel Light, Stewart (Brenda) Porter, Jr., Freda Pratt, Betty (Jim) Preece, Lorraine (Larry) Lewis, Ralph (Sharon) Porter, Linda (Wilts) Salmons, Mary (Terry) Walker, Aletha Collins, Richard (Susan) Porter and Donald (Teresa) Porter; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alpha Garland Tabor and two sisters, Bessie Blevins and Jessie Porter. Special thanks go to her sister, Freda Pratt for the loving care and support given to Lutie during her illness; loving friend, Edie Price; the staff at MedCentral Hospice; and to everyone who extended their helping hands to Lutie during her illness. A funeral service conducted by Dr. Joseph A. Bathe will be held Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd. Friends and family may visit from 12-2 p.m. in the funeral home. Lutie's final resting place will be beside her husband in Tabor Cemetery, Olive Hill, Kentucky on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to MedCentral Hospice. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com Submitted by: John Cooper


Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - February 27, 2004 Deceased Name: Chloe June Lucas LUCAS Chloe June Lucas, age 71, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Most recently, she was a resident of Pickerington Nursing and Rehab. She was a child of the now late William and Leva Parsons of Hitchens, Kentucky; also preceded in death by her husband, Luther J. Lucas. She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca F. (John D.) Halley and Susan H. (John) Talmage of Columbus; loving grandma to Kimberly Faith, Brian Keith, Anthony Jay, Brittany Nicole, Brittney Susan, Garrett Lee and Michaiah Leighann; sister, Lucy Bowling and brother, Wick (Phyllis) Parsons, both of Flatwoods, KY; brother and sisters-in-law, Maxine (Lloyd), Loraine, Betty Jean and Russell (Betty Sue); a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Friends may visit at the SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH (614-861-6268) 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 27 with a service beginning at 7 p.m. Rev. Sandy Francis and Rev. Jonathan Roe, officiating. Additional service Saturday, February 28, at 12Noon at the Hitchens Gospel Mission Church, Hitchens, KY where Rev. Russell Junior Lucas will officiate. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m.. until 12 p.m. Saturday at the church. Interment Lucas Family Cemetery, Denton, KY.
News-Gazette, The (Champaign-Urbana, IL) - September 20, 2005 Deceased Name: George Wilburn RANTOUL - George H. Wilburn, 74, of Rantoul died Friday (Sept. 16, 2005) at home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove St., Rantoul. The Rev. Stanley Malinowski will officiate. Burial of his ashes will be at a later time. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Wilburn was born June 23, 1931, in Grayson, Ky., a son of Jacob and Jessica Willis Wilburn. He married Phyllis Ann Walker on Feb. 23, 1968, in Urbana. She survives. Survivors also include a son, Timothy Andriesen of Sydney, Australia; four grandchildren; a brother, Russell Wilburn of Kettering, Ohio; and a sister, Helen Lemaster of Hitchens, Ky. He was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers. Mr. Wilburn was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired from the Air Force in 1969. He later retired from civil service at Chanute Air Force Base in 1992.
Charleston Gazette (WV) - December 3, 2004 Deceased Name: Essie Mae Johnson Mrs. Essie Mae Johnson, 88, of Cross Lanes, formerly of Poca, passed away Dec. 2, 2004, at home. Mrs. Johnson is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Johnson; granddaughter, Susan Lett and parents, Georgia and Dave Cains. She is survived by her six children, Linda Cooper and her companion, Gary Kelley of Cross Lanes, Roberta and husband, Shirley Lett of Poca, Sue and husband, Gary King of Poca, Bobby and wife, Connie Johnson of Poca, Brenda and husband, Charles King of Poca and Danny and wife, Shirley Johnson of Galax, Va.; sisters, Betty Harmony of Columbus, Ohio, and Patsy Anderson of Florida; brothers, Frank and Allen Cains, both of Hitchens, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Franklin Lett officiating. Burial will follow in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens, Red House. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Gatens-Harding Funeral Home. Gatens-Harding Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Poca, is in charge of the arrangements.
Jackson County Times-Journal, The (OH) - June 24, 2010 Deceased Name: Jimmy Lee Dixon Jimmy Lee Dixon, age 68, of Jackson, died June 14, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born November 1, 1941, in Kenova, W.Va., a son of the late Glenn and Valerie Baker Dixon. He worked for the C&O Railroad as a Lineman. Jimmy was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War. In addition to his parents, Jimmy is preceded in death by one son, Joshua Glenn Dixon and seven brothers and sisters. He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Dixon Hall of Hitchens, Ky.; one son Jamey Dixon of Athens, Ohio; one grand daughter, Bailey Burton of Huntington, W. Va.; his sisters, Ramona June Hertzberg of New York and Sue Holland of Kenova, W. Va.; one brother, Gene Dixon of Kenova, W. Va., and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, W. Va. The memorial service, with Rev. Rob Jones officiating, will begin at 2 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, www.rollinsfh.com. Wellston City Schools receive insurance breaks
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - July 8, 1998 Deceased Name: Delores Hanks HANKS Delores Hanks, age 70, of Columbus, died Tuesday, July 7, 1998 in Kobacker House. She was a member of Cypress Wesleyan Church, and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by husband, Rev. C. E. Hanks; children, Paul (Joyce) Hanks, Memphis, Tenn., James (Susan) Hanks, Grove City, Kathy (Rev. Dale) George, Columbus; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Alvin (Oneida) Keyes, Hitchens, Ky. Funeral service will Friday 11 a.m. at the Cypress Wesleyan Church, 377 Alton & Darby Creek Rd. with Rev. Jeffrey Mansell and Rev. David Holdren officiating. Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER-NORRIS CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City and Friday 1 hour prior to the service at the Church. Interment Sunset Cemetery.
Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington, WV) - February 26, 2006 Deceased Name: GRETCHEN SMALLRIDGE GRETCHEN SMALLRIDGE, 85, of Huntington, died Thursday in Heritage Center, Huntington. She was retired from Dietary Department of the former Doctor's Memorial Hospital. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington, burial in Bowling Cemetery, Hitchens, Ky. Visitation noon to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - April 8, 2007 Deceased Name: FLINT Virgie "Virginia" Flint FLINT Virgie "Virginia" Flint, on Friday, April 6, 2007, our Lord took her by the hand and led her into glory. The Lord gave her 86 wonderful years. Virginia was born October 17, 1920 in Hitchens, KY, the daughter of the late John Riley and Rosie (McCoy) Tussey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Clayton, Bill, Charley and Robert Tussey and sister June Felty. As a young adult, Virginia moved to Columbus, OH, where she met and married her sweetheart, Donald on November 23, 1940. Throughout the next 66 years, Virginia treasured being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and caring for her family in every way. Together they enjoyed countless family vacations and she especially enjoyed cooking for them. A true woman of faith, Virginia was a member of Highland Baptist Church and had formerly been a member of the Westgate Baptist Church where she had served as head of the kitchen committee. She was very loved and will be deeply missed by her many Christian friends. Loving family who will miss her dearly include her beloved husband of 66 years, R. Donald Flint; loving children, Constance Fyffe of Grove City, Arthur (Jan) Flint of Lenoir City, TN and Rosemary (Rick) Dwyer of DeBary, FL; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; brother, Ennis Tussey of Columbus; many nieces, nephews and lifelong church friends. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at Highland Baptist Church, 3460 Hoover Rd., Grove City, with Dr. Kent Spann officiating. Burial will follow at Grove City Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday at the SCHOEDINGER NORRIS CHAPEL, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, and one hour prior to her service at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Virginia's memory to The Gideons International, P. O. Box 112, Grove City, OH 43123.
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - October 3, 2006 Deceased Name: MORGAN Sarah B. Morgan MORGAN Sarah B. Morgan, 81, passed away September 30, 2006 with her loving family by her side. Sarah was born March 24, 1925 to the late Manford and Ruby Whitt of Hitchens, KY. Sarah was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years Merrill Morgan, daughter-in-law Becky Morgan, and sister-in-law Ann Whitt. Sarah is survived by her children, Don L. Morgan of Chillicothe, OH, Pamela (Phil) Myers of Weston, FL and Jennifer Chesnes (fiance Robbey Mock) of Worthington, OH. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Della (Bill) Nolte; Jim Whitt, Jack (Jeanette) Whitt, Bonnie Blevins all of Ashland, KY; and brother-in-law John (Pauline) Morgan, Dublin. She leaves behind five grandchildren, Don Jr. (Michelle), David (Angie), Christopher, Josh, Katie; and four great grandchildren. Sarah was a superior caregiver to her husband for over 15 years as he battled Parkinson's disease. Her constant care and love allowed him to fight the disease with the utmost dignity. Her love and devotion to her family was evident throughout her life. The family will receive friends Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at the SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N. High St. (1/2 mile south of 270), where services will be held Wednesday 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Kingwood Memorial Park. Visit www.schoedinger.com to send on-line condolences.
Wenatchee World, The (WA) - June 18, 1998 Deceased Name: Clyde Edward Isaacs Clyde Edward Isaacs of Wenatchee passed away Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at 9:30 p.m., after an eight-month battle with cancer. Born Jan. 1, 1919, in Hitchens, Ky., Clyde was the oldest of seven children. He worked the railroad lines in the early and mid-1930s, which brought him to the very young Wenatchee Valley. Over the next several years he went back and forth. Clyde met and married Mary Lucinda Sagraves of Ashland, Ky., in February of 1942. They settled in Wenatchee for good after the end of World War II, and the birth of their daughter, Alice Kay. Clyde was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, participating in the air strike on Normandy. He was award the Medal of Honor, the Purple Heart and several Merit Awards. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, trips to Reno and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, and his wife, Mary, who passed away in 1989. He is survived by two brothers, James of Wenatchee and Frank of Anacortes; two children, Alice Kay of Seattle and Clyde Ronald of Wenatchee; two granddaughters, Jeanmarie and Tiffany of Seattle; and three great-grandchildren, Amanda, Kyle and Joshua of Seattle. A memorial service will be held at the Wenatchee Cemetery Mausoleum Friday, June 19, at 4 p.m. A gathering will be held directly after the service at a location to be announced. The remains will be inurned with his wife, Mary. Any memorials can be directed to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Isaac's name and condolences can be sent in care of the family to 5922 17th Ave. S., Seattle, Wash. Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - June 12, 2008 Deceased Name: SHACKELFORD Joan Shackelford SHACKELFORD Joan Shackelford, age 78, of Upper Arlington, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born January 29, 1930, in Hitchens, KY, to the late James W. and Mable (James) Prichard. Joan retired after many years of service from Worly Plumbing Supply. She was preceded in death by her 3 children Jeff, Jerry and Jill Shackelford. She is survived by her 2 grandsons, Kevin and Chris Shackelford; sister, Mildred Riggs; brother, William Prichard; several nieces, nephews, and friends. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2008, at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joan's memory to the American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. "Sign the online guestbook at www.dispatch.com/obituaries"
Roanoke Times, The (VA) - September 10, 1999 Deceased Name: OBIT - KEYES, HARRY H. KEYES, Harry H., went to his heavenly home Wednesday, at 5 p.m., at the Va. Medical Center. He was born in Hitchens, Ky., October 20, 1920, to George Raymond and Minnie Lee Keyes. He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Dorothy Keene Keyes, of Christiansburg. Also surviving are one brother, Jack Keyes, Titusville, Fla.; one sister, Lucille Garrell of Mayo, Fla.; two daughters and their husbands, Teresa and David Hixon, Christiansburg, Myra and Randy Cromer, Floyd; one son, George W. "Butch" and Debbie Keyes, Christiansburg; eight granddaughters, Karen and Jeff Hash, Dallas, Ga., Leona Hixon, Christiansburg, Carla and Earl Banner, Greer, S.C., Denise Thornhill, Floyd, Missy and Darrell Musselman, Christiansburg, Annalise and Mike Martin, Christiansburg, Terena and Wayne Blaine, Christiansburg, Carrie and Mike Scott, Christiansburg; one grandson, David and Anne Hixon, Christiansburg; two step-grandchildren, John and Anita Cromer, Bedford, Nicole and Sam Lloyd, Christiansburg. He is also survived by fifteen great-grandchildren; a very special nephew, Leonard and wife Joyce Hindle of Virginia Beach; his two pets "Winnie" and "Baby". Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Sam Hancock and Rev. Raymond Klalber, at Horne Funeral Service, Saturday, September 11, 1999, at 11 a.m., with burial at Sunset Cemetery. Family will receive friends Friday, September 10, 1999, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blacksburg or Floyd Rescue Squad, or Anath Baptist Church, Christiansburg.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - December 31, 2003 Deceased Name: SAMMONS, FRED T. SAMMONS, FRED T., 73, of Hudson, formerly of Tampa, died Sunday (Dec. 28, 2003) at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Born in Hitchens, Ky., he moved to Hudson almost three years ago from Tampa. He was a salesman. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Edith; two daughters, Debbie Louise Carroll, Jacksonville, and Gail E. Rooks, Brooksville; six sons, Thomas Ellis Sammons, Spring Hill, Terry Lee Sammons, Ocoee, Johnny Johnston, Brooksville, Allen E. Johnston, Tampa, D. Alan Johnson, Dallas, and Stacey E. Johnson, Tampa; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Prevatt Funeral Home, Hudson.
Charleston Gazette (WV) - September 13, 2008 Deceased Name: Johnnie Gay Jenkins Johnnie Gay Jenkins took the hands of angels and went to his heavenly Father on September 10, 2008. He was born in Hitchens, Ky., on November 27, 1924, but lived most of his life on Cabin Creek. Preceding him on the journey home were his parents, Howard and Belva McWhorter Jenkins; his wife, Rosetta Ashworth Jenkins; his son, Ricky Lee Jenkins; his brother, Curtis Jenkins; and his sister, Mary Jenkins Huffman. Surviving family includes daughter, Veeta Jenkins Painter; granddaughter, Leasa (Matthew) Harless; grandson, Shannon (Kathy) Painter; great-grandchildren, John Harless, Zachary and Kaylee Painter; sister, Christine Jenkins Petry; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a graduate of East Bank High School with the class of 1943. He was drafted in the service of World War II and served his country proudly in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska with the Navy. It was here that he mastered his skills in poker, even winning the money to purchase a diamond ring for his father and being able to purchase his parents an automobile when he returned home. After the war, he ran the service station at Leewood and worked for the UMWA at Kayford and Van. It was these jobs that allowed his true spirit to shine. At the station, he would buy pop and candy for the children whose families could not afford it and he often paid for the gas to take children on church trips. While working at the mines, he took extra food for the stray animals and even brought several of them home. During retirement, he owned and operated the Silver Dollar Tavern on Cabin Creek. He became active in the politics of Kanawha County at this time. After that, he and Rosetta settled into helping with the grandchildren and just enjoying life and each other. In the last few years after Rosetta's passing, he was cared for by his devoted daughter. During the last stages of his Alzheimer's, he lived at Clark's Christian Care where Becky, Leonard and the girls took excellent care of him. He would always laugh, joke and ask the girls to dance because he was happy with them and they cared for him like family. We also want to thank Dr. Jagannath and his staff for their compassionate care. He knew Jesus and was not afraid during his crossing. He will be greatly missed as a kind, gentle, wonderful man who always enjoyed a good joke, laugh and his family. We will see you again, Daddy, and we miss you already, Poppy. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 14, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Jesse Inclenrock officiating. The burial will follow the service at Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, with military rites. Family and friends will gather for the visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Charleston Gazette (WV) - January 18, 2005 Deceased Name: Willis Calvin Isaacs Willis Calvin Isaacs, 79, of Scott Depot went peacefully into heaven on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005. Born April 23, 1925, in Hitchens, Ky., he was the son of the late Renny Sr. and Jewell Isaacs. Calvin was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1942 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater of World War II. A 1941 graduate of Duval High School, he also received a B.A. Degree from Morris Harvey College as well as two Masters degrees from WVCOGS and West Virginia University. Though he began his career as an accounting clerk at Amherst Coal Company, his lifelong passion was teaching. Calvin, having worked as a teacher and administrator in both Putnam and Kanawha County School systems for over 39 years, was never without an entertaining story to share. He will always be remembered by the many students and people whose lives he touched. He is survived by his dedicated wife of 52 years, Mae; son, Will, and daughter-in-law, Melissa; daughter, Sissy; three remarkable grandchildren, Josh, Taylor, and Ryleigh Grace; brother, Renney Jr. of South Charleston, and Ray of Proctorville, Ohio; as well as many caring family members, friends, and neighbors. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Teays Valley Church of God with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Toler and the Rev. Dr. Bill Ellis officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association, 4510-C Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston, WV 25305. A special thanks to the staff of Putnam General Hospital and Health South for all their care and support. Online condolences can be made to www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com. Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane, W.Va., is in charge of arrangements.
Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - April 15, 2003 Deceased Name: LOUISE L. SMITH HAMPTON - Louise L. Smith, 76, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2003. A native of Hitchens, Ky., she was a resident of Hampton since 1963. Surviving Louise is her loving husband of 55 years, Clyde L. Smith; son, Clarence L. Smith of Loganville, Ga.; brother, John W. Hall of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Inez Adams of Yorktown and Beatrice Kelpfer of Sebastian, Fla.; grandson, Christopher L. Smith of Covington, Ga.; and several nieces, nephews and dear friends. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Norman G. Tippens. Burial to follow at Parklawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends are also encouraged to visit www.parklawn-wood.com to pay tribute. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.
Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - April 30, 1998 Deceased Name: SHARON O. TAYLOR SEAFORD - Sharon Ola Taylor, 78, died Sunday, April 26, 1998. Mrs. Taylor was a native of Hitchens, Ky., and moved to the Peninsula in 1940 before going to California in 1962 and returning to Seaford in 1994. She was a member of VFW Women's Auxiliary 960 and the Onawa Council Degree of Pocahontas, Grafton. She is survived by her stepchildren, William Dye, and his wife, Sandra, of Seaford, Gary Dye, and his wife, Dora, of Gloucester, Kelly Taylor, and his wife, Sharon, of St. Marys, Ga., and Joseph Taylor, and his wife, Dale, of Boulder City, Nev., Betty Dye Dawson, and her husband, Billy, of Baytown, Texas, and Sally Taylor of Oregon; 12 step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Pollard of Newport News and Betty Torres of North Carolina; and brothers, E.H. "Jack" Montgomery of Murphy, N.C., and Lawrence "Larry" Montgomery of St. Petersburg, Fla. A memorial service was held on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Amory Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. James L. Riggins. The family received friends following the service.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - May 17, 2009 Deceased Name: RICE, Kenneth H. RICE, Kenneth H., 90, of Clearwater, passed on May 14, 2009. Ken was born in Hitchens, KY and lived in the Clearwater area for more than 40 years. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughter, Kennetha Ruggles; son, Kenneth; brother, Alfred, and loving family. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 20 beginning at 12 noon followed by a service at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. Moss Feaster Dunedin Chapel 727-562-2040
Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington, WV) - February 11, 2011 Deceased Name: CHESTER DARWIN POOLE CHESTER DARWIN POOLE of Huntington, 12:30 p.m., Chapman's Mortuary, Huntington; Bowling Cemetery, Hitchens, Ky.
Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - May 31, 1999 Deceased Name: LEOLA D. WALLACE LEOLA D. WALLACE, 81, of Tampa died Saturday. A native of Hitchens, Ky., she moved to the area from Huntington, W.Va., in 1958. She was a homemaker and Protestant. She is survived by three daughters, Wanda Coogle of Tampa, Judith Shelton of Longwood and Janet Tillinghast of Conway, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, Nebraska Chapel, Tampa.
Daily Independent, The (Ashland, KY) - June 1, 2010 Deceased Name: Olive Underwood Walker - 1913-2010 OLIVE HILL — Olive Underwood Walker, 96, of Olive Hill, Ky., passed away Monday afternoon, May 31, 2010, at the residence of her daughter. She was born June 25, 1913, in Lawton, Ky., to the late Rex and Mary Womack Underwood. She attended Olive Hill Wesleyan Church, retired from Cowdens Sewing Factory in Olive Hill and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Arla E. Walker; five brothers, Clifford Underwood, Lyman Underwood, Clayton Underwood, George Underwood and Paul Underwood; three sisters, Ella Conn, Nannie Stegal and May Underwood; and a grandson, Brent Alan Greenhill. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Arla Dale and Starla Walker of Corbin, Ky.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma and Pete Greenhill of Olive HIll, Ky. and Joyce and Shannon Kiser of South Shore, Ky.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She leaves behind several other family members and friends who will sadly mourn her passing. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Oney-Henderson Funeral Home in Olive HIll, Ky., with Brother Dale Collinsworth and Brother Allen Wells officiating. Burial will be in Tick Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Nathan Kiser, Shaun Kiser, Seth Kiser, Stephen Greenhill, James Walker and Keith Walker will serve as pallbearers.
Daily Independent, The (Ashland, KY) - March 21, 2008 Deceased Name: Shirley Jean Thompson Ewing 1944-2008 Shirley Jean Thompson Ewing, 63, of Grayson, Ky., Very Special Mother and Very Loved, died Thursday, March 20. She was born May 7, 1944, in Nelson County, Ky., daughter of the late Dudley Thompson and the late Jenny Ann Hardin Thompson. Shirley was a member of First Church of Christ in Grayson and was employed by the Kentucky Department of Transportation as timekeeper-DOT. She is survived by three daughters, Kimberly (John) Brunson of Lexington, Ky., and Janice (Cory) Keller and Allison (Damon) Keller, both of Grayson; brothers Dudley Thompson Jr. of Leitchfield, Ky., Michael Thompson of Boston, Ky., and Jody Thompson of Leitchfield; sisters Della Zimmerman of Dunkirk, Idaho, Doris McCubbins of Shepherdsville, Ky., Darlene Thompson and Patsy Thompson, both of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Denise Baker of Boston, Ky.; and a special friend, her boyfriend, Virgil Hanshaw of Lawton, Ky. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Adele, Mallory, Lauren, Hunter, Tara Beth, Caleb, Taylor, Amber, Rhea, Derek and Joshua; and a great-grandson, Owen. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Carolyn House. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 24, at First Church of Christ in Grayson by Tim Nischan, minister. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Grayson.
Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - November 28, 1984 Deceased Name: 2 CARTER MEN KILLED IN ACCIDENT OLIVE HILL - Two Carter County men were killed yesterday afternoon when the station wagon in which they were traveling ran off Ky. 955, about a mile south of Lawton, authorities said. Kerry L. Clark, 49, the driver, and John Edward Clark, 63, a passenger, both residents of Soldier, were dead at the scene, Carter County Coroner Leslie A. Henderson said. The victims were cousins. The accident occurred about 1 p.m. when the southbound car failed to make a curve and went over a 20-foot embankment, state police at the Ashland post said.
Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - March 31, 1984 Deceased Name: BODY FOUND, IDENTIFIED IN CARTER OLIVE HILL -- The body of a missing 43-year-old Carter County man was found yesterday. Carter County Coroner Leslie Henderson identified the man as Billy Joe Johnson of Greenbrier Road, who was reported missing Feb. 29. Henderson said authorities found the body about five miles south of Lawton in the western part of the county. On Thursday, a man found the body's skull near a pond on Gooden Creek Road at Jacobs, about threefourths of a mile from where Johnson's body was discovered. The man, Raymond Porter, found the skull while clearing brush around the pond, Deputy Coroner Roger Sullivan said. Sullivan said that dogs may have dragged the head to the pond area. Henderson said the identification was based on clothing Johnson was reportedly wearing when he was last seen and from dental records. The body was taken to Louisville for an autopsy. Henderson said he did not suspect foul play. Johnson was the husband of Elly May Johnson. Leslie A. Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which were incomplete last night.
Maryland Gazette, The (Glen Burnie, MD) - December 11, 2004 Deceased Name: Darrell Gobel Funeral services for Darrell Zane Gobel, 70, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Augustine Church, 5976 Old Washington Road, Elkridge. Mr. Gobel, a 22-year resident of Pasadena and formerly of Baltimore, died after long battle with cancer Dec. 9 at his home. He was born May 3, 1934, in Carter County, Ky. In 1952, Mr. Gobel graduated from Pritchard High School in Grayson, Ky. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky in 1960. Mr. Gobel was an associate professor in network technology at Catonsville Community College. He also was adjunct faculty at University of Maryland Baltimore County for several years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956 and received Good Conduct and National Defender medals. Mr. Gobel was awarded Faculty of the Year in 1987 by Catonsville Community College, where he is credited with starting the network technology program. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Gobel was preceded in death by his father, Albert J. Gobel Sr.; and two brothers, O.W. ''Dubbie'' Gobel and Steve Hannah. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Jeanne Marie Wist Gobel; one son, David Gobel of Gaithersburg; one daughter, Bethann Hutcheson of Arbutus; his mother, Gladys Hannah of Grayson; two brothers, G. Frank Gobel of Millersville and Albert J. Gobel Jr. of Connecticut; eight sisters, Louise Fisher of Millersville, Joyce Avis of Brooklyn, Judy Hensen of Essex, Brenda Hensen of Bel Air, Betty Sue Koelbel of Church Hill, Donna Jean Pinkerton of Catlettsburg, Ky., Dottie Phillips of Cynthiana, Ky., and Wanda Bellew of Michigan; and five grandchildren. Family and friends may visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home, 3204 Mountain Road, Pasadena. Interment will be in Glen Haven Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. John and Elizabeth Catholic Church, 799 State Highway 1947, Grayson, KY 41143.
Lemoore Advance (CA) - November 3, 2004 Deceased Name: Russell McGlone Russell McGlone of Lemoore passed away Oct. 30, 2004 in a Hanford convalescent center at the age of 91. Mr. McGlone was born in Carter County, Ky. and had lived in this area for the past 67 years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Lemoore Church of Christ. He enjoyed attending the Lemoore Senior Citizens Center. Mr. McGlone is survived by sister, Bernice Hope of Hanford as well as numerous nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grand nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife; Annalee McGlone in 1997. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. in the Lemoore Church Of Christ. Burial will follow in Grangeville Cemetery in Armona. Friends may contribute the Lemoore Church of Christ, 140 Skaggs St., Lemoore, CA 93245 or the donor's favorite charity.
New Castle News (PA) - August 4, 2004 Deceased Name: Rev. Hazel Fraley Lineman Former New Castle resident the Rev. Hazel Fraley Lineman, 88, of Bradford Manor, Bradford, Pa., died July 28, 2004, in Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 17, 1915, in Carter County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Wickliffe and Laura Belle Smith Fraley. She married Melvin M. Lineman on Aug. 24, 1963. He died Oct. 23, 1972. Rev. Lineman was the valedictorian of her graduating class of 1933 from Union High School. She was a commissioned evangelist, pastor of the former Bolivar Drive Church of the Nazarene, conducted Vacation Bible School at the First Church of Nazarene and conducted evangelistic services in various churches of the Pittsburgh district. She attended Eastern Nazarene College and received her bachelor of arts degree in 1941. She became an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene, ordained in 1943 at Pittsburgh District Center. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Marian Lineman of Bradford; two stepsons, Edward D. Lineman of Bradford and Ronald S. Lineman of Wollaston, Mass., 11 stepgrandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; a stepgreat-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers; two sisters; a stepdaughter, Martha Lineman; and two stepsons, Gerald Lineman and Myron Lineman. Funeral and committal services were held Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene in Bradford. The Rev. Timothy D. Brown, pastor, officiated. Burial was in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, 55 Bennett St., Bradford, Pa. 16701.
San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - June 7, 2004 Deceased Name: MABEL J. SARGENT LEWIS July 28, 1916-May 12, 2004 Mabel J. Sargent Lewis, 87, of San Diego died May 12. She was born in Carter County, Ky. Survivors include her daughters, Bettie Vickers and Susan Winland of Ohio, Danna Kelley of Kentucky and Nancy Wright of San Diego; sisters, Christine Kirk, Ruby Brown, Gertrude Rice, Grace Frazier and Virginia Loar; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Private services were planned. Donations: San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Ave., San Diego, CA 92103. Arrangements: American Cremation.
Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA) - January 24, 2004 Deceased Name: Geneva B. Peters Geneva (Burton) Peters, 87, of Mount Crawford, Va. Our loving mother and friend, went home to be with her heavenly father at 11:15 p.m. Jan. 22, 2004, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Nathan and Loretta Butler, with complications related to a broken hip. She was born Jan. 23, 1916, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late Herbert Burton and Avena Burton Henly. Mrs. Peters was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Harrisonburg, Va. She was the widow of James H. Peters, a retired coal miner and minister. Prior to retirement, Ms. Peters had been employed as a nurse for McClung Hospital, Richwood, W.Va. and Mazonic Home, Washington, D.C. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Barbara Peters of Richwood, W.Va.; two daughters, Loretta Butler and son-in-law, Nathan Butler of Greenville, Va., and Barbara Hill of Austin, Texas; one sister, Eloise Garrett of Mount Home, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Ms. Peters was preceded in death by a grandson, Mike Peters, and two sisters, Ruby McKee and Mildred Eden of West Virginia. The family would like to extend special thanks to AMC Hospice of The Shenandoah for their loving care during her illness. A service will be conducted on Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church, 1310 Garber's Church Road, Harrisonburg, Va. by the Rev. Jeffrey Ferguson. Burial will follow in the Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Harrison-burg, Va. Active pallbearers will be great-grandsons, Chuck, Kenny, Jammy, and Christopher Butler of Staunton, Va. and Greenville, Va., and Stephen and Brandon Wolfe of Washington, D.C. Grandsons, David Butler of Staunton, Va. and Bill Butler of Greenville, Va. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and members of the First Assembly of God Church. Family will receive friends on Sunday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home, 903 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Va. Memorials may be made to the Fairfield Rescue Squad, 16 Chubby's Lane, P.O. Box 136, Fairfield, Va. 24435 or to AMC Hospice of The Shenandoah, P.O. Box 215, Fishersville, Va. 22939.
State, The (Columbia, SC) - December 23, 2003 Deceased Name: Linda Savino ESTILL - Mrs. Linda Hardy Savino, 52, of 254 Tuten Blvd. in Estill, died early Sunday morning from injuries received in an automobile accident in Jasper County. Mrs. Savino was born October 31, 1951, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of Betty June Bradford Adler and the late Leon Hardy. She was a private duty nurse and had been attending the Technical College of the Lowcountry, studying for her registered nurse license, and was the former director of the Lawtonville Child Development Center. She was a member of the Hampton County Choral Society, the Hampton County Democratic Party and the Hampton County First Start Board. She was a member of Lawtonville 1st Baptist Church. Surviving besides her mother of Garrison, Ky., are two sons, Charles and Paul Savino of Estill; daughters and son-in-law, Michelle and Nicholas Hiers of Hampton and Angela Savino of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Frederick Hardy of Garrison, Ky., and Andrew Hardy of Lake Orion, Mich.; one sister, April Horton of Clarksville, Ga., and one granddaughter, Abigail Hiers of Hampton Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lawtonville 1st Baptist Church in Estill, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Jamie Norris, with burial in Lawtonville Cemetery, directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton. Friends may call at the chapel in Hampton from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday morning until 10 a.m. when the casket will be placed in the church prior to services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that all memorials be sent to The Linda Savino Memorial Fund, c/o The Exchange Bank, P.O. Box 577, Estill, SC 29918.
Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington, WV) - September 21, 2003 Deceased Name: FRANCES MERLE GOLLIHUE HORTON FRANCES MERLE GOLLIHUE HORTON, 80, of Grayson, wife of Glen F. Horton Sr., died Thursday in King's Daughters Medical Center, Ashland. Graveside services 11 a.m. Tuesday in East Carter County, Ky., Memory Gardens. Visitation 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sparks Funeral Home, Grayson.
Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington, WV) - September 21, 2003 Deceased Name: OTIS EVANS OTIS EVANS, 61, of Westwood died Saturday in Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lazear Funeral Home, Ashland burial in Sallie Cemetery, Carter County, Ky. Visitation from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington, WV) - September 7, 2003 Deceased Name: FRANCES VELMA HEDGE CRUMP FRANCES VELMA HEDGE CRUMP, 64, of Chesapeake, Ohio, went to be with her Lord Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, in St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington. She was born Feb. 15, 1939, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of Chloe Ann Pennington of Chesapeake and the late Hargis Pennington. She attended the Nazarene Church in Chesapeake and worked many years at Pulley's Nursing Home, giving care and love to the elderly where she loved to sing songs of praise as she did her work. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett Lee Crump. She was the beloved mother of three-two daughters, Frances Diane Wilson and Gunia Jean Kraft, both of Fort Worth, Texas and a son, Wylie "Willie" Hedge III of Maysville, Ky. Additional survivors include a sister, Judy Hart of Chesapeake six grandchildren, Rebecca, Mary Anne and Erin Hedge, all of Dover, Ky., Matthew Hedge of Maysville, and Harold Wilson IV and Ronald Black, both of Alvarado, Texas. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Hall Funeral Home, by the Rev. Ron Musser and the Rev. Denver Prater. Burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery, Chesapeake. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Hall Funeral Home, 625 State Route 775, Proctorville, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed online at www.timeformemory.com/hall
Tri-Valley Herald (Pleasanton, CA) - April 30, 2003 Deceased Name: TRACY -- William R. "Bill" Stewart who owned Bill's Bait and Tackle in Tracy and Marina Bait and Tackle in Martinez, died on Thursday, April 24, 2003, at the Veteran Affairs Hospital in Palo Alto. He was 80. Mr. Stewart was born on Dec. 26, 1922, and grew up in Carter County, Ky. He served as a Navy sonarman in the South Pacific during World War II. He moved from Fremont to Tracy in 1979, attended St. Bernard's Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Patrol Craft Sailors Association. Mr. Stewart loved meeting and talking to people, and he was a greeter at Wal-Mart for eight years in the garden department. He enjoyed reading, music, hunting, fishing, crossword puzzles and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Stewart of Tracy; sister, Helen Little of Oregon, and children Bill Stewart and his wife, Luana, of Tracy, Susan Murdock and her husband, Steven, of Tracy, Mary Rocha and her husband, Lou, of Modesto, and Marsha Mayland of Manteca. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters. A Mass will be celebrated at 8 p.m. on Thursday at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy. Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 W. McCabe Road, Gustine. Hotchkiss Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Donations can be made in Mr. Stewart's name to: Patrol Craft Sailors Association, 11610 Paso Robles Ave., Granada Hills, CA 91344-2552 or St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Ministry for Sick and Homebound Fund, 163 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy, CA 95376.
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - August 10, 2000 Deceased Name: BUSH Hazel M. Bush BUSH Hazel M. Bush, 80, died August 7, 2000 at Morningview Care Center, Centerburg. Funeral service will be 12noon Saturday at CROUSE-KAUBER FUNERAL HOME, 225 N. Main St., Johnstown with Rev. James Griffith officiating. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Bush was born April 21, 1920 in Carter County, Ky. to the late Norman and Bessie McDavid Hylton. Also preceded in death by her husband Hansford Bush Sr., 1 daughter Alice Faye Johnson and at birth 2 sons and 1 daughter. Survived by 4 sons and 2 daughters, Fred (Barb) Bush of Boca Raton, Fla., Veneda (Dan) Thacker of Johnstown, Robert (Janet) Bush of Columbus, Hansford Bush Jr. of Boca Raton, Fla., Doug (Mary) Bush of Windemere, Fla., Leslie (Bruce) McCallops of Boca Raton, Fla.; 1 sister, Olene (Homer) Pennington of Webbville, Ky.; 20 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - February 2, 2000 Deceased Name: Sylvia L. Stambaugh STAMBAUGH Sylvia L. Stambaugh, age 55, of Plain City, Tuesday, February 1, 2000, Arbors of West Jefferson. Born July 20, 1944 in Carter County, Ky. Member Amity Enterprise Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents Homer and Thelma (Seagraves) Johnson and 2 brothers. Survived by husband, Sam Stambaugh, whom she married in 1963; son, Sammy (Karen) Stambaugh Jr.; daughters, Thelma Gumm and Peggy Adams; 4 granddaughters; brother, Homer Johnson Jr.; sisters, Corkey (Russell) DeBoard and Julia (Eugene) Pennington. Funeral 1 p.m. Friday at Amity Enterprise Baptist Church, where the family will receive friends 2-9 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Harold Collins officiating. Interment Forest Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Plain City.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - August 4, 1999 Deceased Name: Billie Lou Downey Billie Lou Downey, 67, Dahlonega, Ga., and formerly of Punta Gorda, died July 31, 1999. She was born Dec. 28, 1931, in Carter County, Ky., and moved to Dahlonega five years ago from Punta Gorda. She was a retired cashier for the Publix supermarket chain. She was a member of First Christian Church of Punta Gorda. Survivors include a daughter, Cyndee Bennett of Dahlonega; two sons, Charles Horton of Dahlonega and Robert Horton of Punta Gorda; a brother, Wayne Damron Jr. of Alpharetta, Ga.; a sister, Bobbie Damron of Dahlonega; and five grandchildren. Visitation was Tuesday, and services will be at 10 a.m. today at Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel. Burial will be in Royal Palm Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 22107 Elmira Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.
Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington, WV) - November 18, 1999 Deceased Name: MR. ERNEST FOUCH MR. ERNEST FOUCH, 97, of Ceredo, WV, died Tuesday, November 16, 1999, at his home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, November 19, 1999, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV, with the Rev. Warren Dean officiating. Burial will be in Hatten Cemetery. He was born October 6, 1902, in Carter County, KY, a son of the late Roscoe C. and Throney Kissinger Fouch. He was retired from Columbia Gas. He was the oldest living member of the First Baptist Church of Ceredo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Hutchinson Fouch, one sister and three brothers. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, William C. and Linda Fouch of Huntington, WV one granddaughter, Jennifer Skeen of Lebanon, VA one grandson, William L. Fouch of Dumfries, VA and three great grandchildren, Matthew Fouch, Jonathan Black and Nicholas Evans. There will be visitation for the family only, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, November 19, 1999, at Rollins Funeral Home in Kenova, WV.
Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - July 28, 1999 Deceased Name: Harlan D. Owens machinist MR. OWENS, 100 E. Oak Terrace Drive, Leesburg, died Monday, July 26. He was a machinist. Born in Carter County, Ky., he moved to Central Florida in 1981. He was Protestant. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: wife, Mae; son, Robert E., Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Page-Theus-Blanchard Funeral Home, Leesburg.
Herald-Mail, The (Hagerstown, MD) - March 27, 1999 Deceased Name: Mellie V. Stevens Mellie V. Stevens, 92, of 9946 Downsville Pike, Hagerstown, and formerly of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died Friday, March 26, 1999, at Clearview Nursing Home, Hagerstown. Born June 10, 1906, in Carter County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Martha Blevins Bryant. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Levi Stevens, in 1984. She was a homemaker. She is survived by a daughter, Dolly J. Keller of Williamsport; five sons, James C. Stevens of Tilghmanton, Md., Kenneth R. Stevens of Berkeley Springs, O.M. "Curley" Stevens of Marlowe, W.Va., and Billy R. Stevens and Curtis G. Stevens, both of Hagerstown; 27 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 34 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dessie N. Hall; three sisters, Grace Bryant, Virgie Bryant and Julie Bryant; and three brothers, Bert Bryant, Vige Bryant and Ayers Bryant. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. Wilbur Benner will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Keedysville. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington, WV) - March 25, 1999 Deceased Name: LEE O. STEVENS LEE O. STEVENS, 83, of Huntington, widower of Dama Alberta Parkens Stevens, died of natural causes March 24, 1999 at his residence. He was the owner of Lee's Trading Post in Huntington, born Nov. 1, 1915 in Carter County, Ky. His parents were John and Nancy Stevens. He is survived by one stepdaughter, Dama G. Thomas of East Bank one daughter, Myrtle Hancock of Oregon and one stepson, Joe Estep of Huntington. He was predeceased by a brother, Sturil Stevens. Also surviving are four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of East Campbell Park United Baptist Church. Services will be held at Ferrell Mortuary in Huntington on Friday, March 26, at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Arnold Perry officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn, Huntington. Visitation for family is at 5 p.m. today friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - November 6, 1997 Deceased Name: Leola M. Sturgill Brodbeck Ross Leola M. Sturgill Brodbeck Ross, passed from this life November 2, 1997. Born March 5, 1900 to Seymour Sturgill and Susan Minerva Crank in Carter County, Ky. Retired from food service at Lockbourne Air Base, OSU Student Union and McKelvey Hall. Preceded in death by husbands Charles Brodbeck and Frank Ross, 2 children Juanita Weatherman and Robert Brodbeck and 2 grandchildren. Survived by daughter, Mary Ellen (Clive D.) Leonard of Kingston, Oh.; daughter-in-law, Marcella Brodbeck of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She requested there be no visitation, services or flowers. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER MID-TOWN CHAPEL
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - June 20, 1997 Deceased Name: SHELTON, ELIZABETH SHELTON, ELIZABETH, 89, of Clearwater, died Monday (June 16, 1997) at Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Carter County, Ky., and came here from Kentucky, where she worked for Yoders Manufacturing. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.
Delaware County Daily Times (Primos - Upper Darby, PA) - May 2, 1997 Deceased Name: Ardith Kegley Hammer, 69; (obit) 35-year resident of Glen Mills Ardith Kegley Hammer, 69, of Glen Mills, a resident of western Delaware County for the last 35 years, died April 29 at Riddle Hospital, Born in Olive Hill, Carter County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Noah and Eva Goodman Kegley. She was educated at Olive Hill School and was a graduate of Masonic Hall High School, Berea, Ky. She moved from there to this area. Mrs. Hammer devoted her life to her husband, home and family. Surviving are her husband, Williams J. Hammer; a son, Randall Daily of Long View, Tex.; a daughter, Sandra Dailey of Portsmouth, Ohio; a sister, Faye Morrell of Vancouver, Wash. and five grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the William S. Bleyler Funeral Home, 500 W. 22nd St., Upland, where there is a calling hour from 10 a.m. Burial will be in Chester Rural Cemetery.
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - January 23, 1997 Deceased Name: Hazel Wilburn Hazel Wilburn, 84, of Columbus, died January 21, 1997 at Grant Hospital in Columbus. She was born December 26, 1912 in Carter County, Ky., the daughter of George and Louise Frances (Sargent) Claxon. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Wilburn of Columbus; son, Donald and Olga Wilburn of Columbus; grandson, Terry Wilburn of Calif.; 3 great-grandchildren; several nephews and nieces, including Dorothy Lemaster. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Lockbourne Church of Christ in Christian Union where she was a member. Tim Huffman and Mark Surbrook will officiate. Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the WELLMAN FUNERAL HOME in Ashville and after 12 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Ocala Star-Banner (FL) - January 21, 1997 Deceased Name: John W. Gilbert John W. Gilbert, 74 HILLSBORO, Ohio -- John W. Gilbert, 74, a retired coal miner, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997. A native of Carter County, Ky., Mr. Gilbert was a Belleview winter resident. He was a member of VFW Post, Olive Hill, Ky. Mr. Gilbert was a U.S. Army veteran, and he was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gilbert, Hillsboro; daughters, Anita Gilbert and Rita Hagaman, both of Coldwater, Ohio, and Thelma Keck, Nancy Temple and Brenda Prater, all of Celina, Ohio; sons, Roger Gilbert, Coldwater, Edward Gilbert, Celina, and Johnny Gene Gilbert, Jim Gilbert and Billy Gilbert, all of St. Marys, Ohio; sisters, Grace Bushor, Portland, Ind., and Opal Sammons and Anna Mae Webb, both of Olive Hill; brother, Clyde Gilbert, Portland; and several grandchildren and great- grandchildren. Belleview Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Wenatchee World, The (WA) - June 21, 1995 Deceased Name: GERTRUDE JACKSON PLUNKETT WENATCHEE - Gertrude Jackson Plunkett, 77, a 59-year resident of Wenatchee, died Tuesday, June 20, 1995, in Central Washington Hospital. She was born March 11, 1918, to Lewis and Lula (Dowler) ]Heaberlin in Carter County, Ky. She received her education in Kentucky. She married Lawrence Jackson in December of 1932 in Kentucky. They moved to Wenatchee in 1936 and lived in Wenatchee and the Monitor area. She married Veston "Doc" Plunkett in June of 1969. Mrs. Plunkett worked in various packing sheds in her later years. Survivors include two daughters, Janice Kaestner of Wenatchee and Betty Hubenthal of Chehalis; a stepson, Bill Plunkett of Las Vegas, Nev.; a stepdaughter, Judi Brown of East Wenatchee; two brothers, George and Lewis, both of Grayson, Ky.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; and friend and caregiver, Marcia Hendrickson. She was preceded in death by her husband on June 4, 1993, a son, four brothers, a sister and a stepgrandson. Arrangements are by Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.
Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - October 2, 1994 Deceased Name: CHARLES JUSTICE Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 1994, in Vernonia Evangelical Bible Church. Mr. Justice died of coronary artery disease and age-related causes Sept. 30. He was 95. He was born Jan. 7, 1899, in Carter County, Ky. Mr. Justice grew up and went to school in Sublet, Idaho, until 1911, when his family came to Oregon by wagon train, settling in the Roseburg area. They moved to Rainier in 1916. He married Monnie Tipton in 1917, Linda Ione Kirk in 1924 and Mae Tallman in 1976. All three wives left him a widower. Mr. Justice was a crane operator for Oregon American Lumber Co. for more than 30 years and a janitor for the Vernonia School District. He moved to Forest Grove in 1990. Surviving are his sons, Raymond of Portland, Edwin of Quartsite, Ariz., Glenn of San Bruno, Calif., and Lonnie of Chino Valley, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Interment in Vernonia Memorial Cemetery. Remembrances: Vernonia Senior Citizen Center, 446 Bridge St., Vernonia 97064. Arrangements: Fuiten-Rose Chapel in Vernonia.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - September 4, 1994 Deceased Name: PATTON, LUTHER B. PATTON, LUTHER B., 87, of St. Petersburg, died Thursday (Sept. 1, 1994) at Edward White Hospital. He was born in Carter County, Ky., and came here in 1975 from Jacksonville. He was a cab driver for more than 50 years in Cincinnati and was an Army veteran. He was a Mormon. Survivors include a cousin, Willie Curtis Webb, St. Petersburg. Richard E. Sorensen, Gee & Sorensen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
Redding Record Searchlight (CA) - July 22, 1994 Deceased Name: Bill Cartee Bill Raymond Cartee, 81, of McCloud died Friday, July 15, 1994, at Mercy Medical Center in Mount Shasta. No services will be conducted. Born April 8, 1913, in Carter County, Ky., he moved to Siskiyou County 22 years ago from Alaska. He was a roadmaster for McCloud River Railroad, where he worked for 40 years. Survivors include brother Clarence of Michigan City, Ind.; sisters Katherine Simms of Huachuca City, Ariz., and Avanell Abbott of Marion, Ind.; five step-grandchildren; and seven great-step-grandchildren.
Greensboro News & Record (NC) - July 13, 1992 Deceased Name: NICK LOUIS BAKER LEXINGTON - Nick Louis Baker, Sr., 70, of 1622 Greensboro Road died July 12, 1992, at his home. Funeral will be at Coggins Memorial Baptist Church, of which he was a member. Graveside service will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery at 4 p.m. Tuesday. A native of Carter County, Ky., he was a retired supervisor at Dacotah Mills and an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are wife, Mrs. Georgia Barfield Baker; sons, Nick L. Baker of Lexington, Warren Baker of Fayetteville; daughter, Mrs. Gayle Duffey of Tampa, Fla.; brothers, Jack Baker of Olive Hill, Ky., Tommy Baker of Pine Bluff, Ark., Ernest Baker of Mansfield, Ohio, Marland Baker of New Albany, Miss.; sisters, Mrs. Garnet Scherer of Ironton, Ohio, Mrs. Inez Routt, Mrs. Betty Jonas, both of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Lillian Applegate of Grayson, Ky., Mrs. Pauline Phillips of Mansfield, Ohio; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. The family will be at Davidson Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. tonight, other times at the residence.
Roanoke Times, The (VA) - July 29, 1991 Deceased Name: OBIT-BROWN, M. BROWN, MARY B. Mary Bell Wilburn Brown, age 99, of Roanoke passed away Sunday, July 28, 1991. Mrs. Brown was born December 6, 1891, in Carter County, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Penn Brown, and six children, William Penn Brown Jr., Edna Brown Tyler, Mary Jane Brown Derkowski, Garland Lee Brown, James Oley Brown, and Harry Washington Brown. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Ada E. Brown Overstreet and David G. Overstreet, Roanoke; a son-in-law, Robert Derkowski, Indiana; a brother and sister-in-law, Cricket and Chloe Wilburn, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Rosie Wilburn, Kentucky, and Ida Wilburn, Ohio; 23 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and numerous, loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Lotz Roanoke Chapel 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 1991, with the Rev. Chester Likens officiating. Interment will be in Fair View Cemetery. Friends may call at Lotz Roanoke Chapel after 1:00 p.m. Monday and all day Tuesday.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - July 11, 1991 Deceased Name: GRIFFITH, ELSIE M. GRIFFITH, ELSIE M., 77, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (July 9, 1991) at Sunshine Village Nursing Home. She was born in Carter County, Ky., and came here in 1988 from Dayton, Ohio. Survivors include a son, Clyde Griffith, St. Petersburg; two grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Royal Palm Cemetery, St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - May 4, 1987 Deceased Name: RICE, WILLIAM RICE, WILLIAM, 73, of 803 Oakwood Drive, Largo, died Saturday (May 2, 1987) at Sun Coast Hospital, Largo. He was born in Carter County, Ky., and came here nine years ago from Cincinnati. He was a retired contractor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Largo. Survivors include his wife, Virgie Lee; two daughters, Jo Ann Davis, Largo, and Donna Carr, Cincinnati; three brothers, Ray, Ironton, Ohio, Ken, Dunedin, and Alfred, Perry, Ga.; two sisters, Alene Hennecke, Ashland, Ky., and Myrtle Scarberry, Clearwater; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Serenity Gardens Funeral Home, Largo.
Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - March 2, 1994 Deceased Name: EFFIE MAY, 97 . . . HOMEMAKER MRS. MAY, 4519 Mesa Verde Drive, St. Cloud, died Monday, Feb. 28. She was a homemaker. Born in Carter County, Ky., she moved to St. Cloud in 1985. She was a member of First Christian Church, South Portsmouth, Ky. She was a charter member of Radiant Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, South Shore, Ky. Survivors: daughter, Mary E. Brooker, St. Cloud; one granddaughter. Fisk Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Gainesville Sun, The (FL) - March 6, 2006 Deceased Name: Eva Lucille Jarrell Eva Lucille Jarrell of Mayo died Saturday in Lake City. She was 94. Mrs. Jarrell was born in Carter County, Ky., and moved to Florida from West Virginia in 1968. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Mayo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Jarrell. Survivors include her sons, Larry E. Jarrell of Mayo, Harold Lee Jarrell of Mayo, and Harry H. Jarrell of Mayo; a daughter, Deltine Anita Beeler of Lake City; a brother, Jack Keyes of Titusville; 10 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Arrangements by Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.
Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - June 2, 2010 Deceased Name: Lovie A. Smith FL United States SMITH, LOVIE A., 82 of Orlando, passed away May 30, 2010. She was born in Carter County, KY on Nov. 26, 1927. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Mrs. Smith is survived by her children, Ken Smith, Addison Caracciolo and Gloria Caracciolo; her grandchildren, Emily Murillo, Ken Smith II and fiancee Jamie Wendland, Jan Miley and James Smith; her great-grandchildren, Cierra Smith, Brianna Smith, Selena Murillo, Claudio Oquendo, Brandon Smith- Wendland, Matthew Wendland, Hunter Brock, Madyson Cwik and Trevin Clough; and her very dear friend, Melody Dexter. The family will receive friends from 11-12 PM with the service on Thursday, June 3 at 12 PM in the chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home. Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home, www.woodlawnfuneralhomegotha.com.
Daily Independent, The (Ashland, KY) - August 27, 2011 Deceased Name: Hazel C. Lycan - 1918-2011 FORT GAY — Hazel C. Lycan, 92, of Fort Gay, died Friday. She was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Carter County, Ky. Her husband, Milton S. Lycan, preceded her in death. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Wilson Funeral Home in Louisa, Ky. Burial will be in Lycan-Loar Cemetery in Fort Gay. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Flowers are welcomed, but donations can be sent to Hospice of Huntington and/or Tabors Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
News-Examiner, The (Connersville, IN) - December 1, 2011 Deceased Name: Larry G. English Larry G. English, 84, of Connersville, died Monday morning, Nov. 28, 2011, in Connersville. Larry was born in Carter County, Ky., on Dec. 28, 1926, to William and Leona Farmer English and moved with his family to the Columbia community. He attended Fayette County schools and enlisted as a U.S. Marine in 1944. Larry served as a corporal during the World War II occupation of China and Japan. On Sept. 23, 1949, he was married in Connersville to the former Marilyn Rose Fielding. They owned and operated Ye Olde English Flower Shoppe at 7th and Grand for over 35 years. Larry's creativity and love of arranging flowers was most evident in his signature arrangements and the beautiful floral exhibits that adorned his large display windows. He had previously been employed at American Kitchens and later, Clark's Flowers. Larry was a member of the First United Methodist Church and B.P.O. Elks, #379. He was an avid golfer as a former member of the Connersville Country Club. Larry is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Amy R. McMillan and Jim of near Glenwood, J. Beth Fuller and Rod of Connersville; four grandchildren, Andrew Riley and Abigail Reid Fuller, Olivia Claire and Lauren Elizabeth McMillan; a niece, Dawn Washam of Connersville; several nephews; his companion, Ellen Siler and her daughter, Lauren Allard, both of Connersville; and many friends. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his wife of over 44 years, two sisters, Irene Burge and Opal Colley; two brothers, Tom and Jim English; a niece, Talma Frank; and a nephew, Bill Colley. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Rev. Alan Terlep of Central Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow in Dale Cemetery with military honors by the Fayette County Veterans Council. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday where memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Cancer Society or to the First United Methodist Church. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwell Long.com or scan for a direct link.
Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - February 24, 1993 Deceased Name: LOTTIE B. OSBORNE, 83 . . . HOMEMAKER MRS. OSBORNE, 24524 Pine Panther Road, Paisley, died Sunday, Feb. 21. She was a homemaker. Born in Carter County, Ky., she moved to Central Florida in 1988. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paisley. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors: daughter, Deborah Combs, Paisley; brothers, Findley, Winchester, Ky., Clarence and Ballard Osborne, both of Olive Hill, Ky.; sister, Billie Witmer, Olive Hill, Ky.; two grandsons. Hamlin and Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - February 21, 1996 Deceased Name: Ernest L. Maggard Ernest ''Ernie'' Lafayette Maggard, 89, Venice, died Feb. 18, 1996. He was born May 17, 1906, in Carter County, Ky., and came to Venice 24 years ago from Portsmouth, Ohio. A supervisor with Norfolk and Western Railroad for 46 years, he retired in 1971. He was a member of Aurora Masonic Lodge of Portsmouth, the Order of the Eastern Star 248 of Venice, and was a Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Josephine; three daughters, Monnajean McIlwain of Venice, Ernestine Holcomb of Columbus, Ohio, and Karen S. Davis of Port Charlotte; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. today at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Venice Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - October 20, 1997 Deceased Name: T.K. "KEN" BAILEY T.K. "KEN" BAILEY, 54, of Lakeland died Wednesday in Raliegh, N.C. A native of Grahn Carter County, Ky., he moved to Lakeland three years ago from Brandon. He was retired from the telecommunications industry. He is survived by a son, Shane of Valrico; a daughter, Heidi of Valrico; two brothers, Jack of Graystone, Ky., and Darrell of Olive Hill, Ky.; four sisters, Rethel Hamilton and Martha Blevins, both of Columbus, Ohio, Frieda Easterling of Graystone, and Gloria Jean Biggs of Lexington, Ky. ; and a friend, Jean Burkholder of Lakeland. Gentry Morrison Funeral Home, Lakeland Northside
Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - December 17, 1999 Deceased Name: ETHEL NEUMANN ETHEL NEUMANN, 93, of Holiday died Wednesday at Integrated Health Services in Tarpon Springs. A native of Carter County, Ky., she moved to this area five years ago from Saginaw, Mich. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in New Port Richey. She is survived by four sons, Donald and Gail, both of New Port Richey, William of St. Charles, Mich., and Glenn of Elk Rapids, Mich.; a daughter, Olga Jean Blekkenk of Holiday; a sister, Ida Rusnell of Troup, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. North-Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, New Port Richey.
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - November 2, 2003 Deceased Name: Isabelle Laura Wills Fisher FISHER Isabelle Laura Wills Fisher, age 89, passed away Friday, October 31, 2003. She was born in Carter County, KY on April 19, 1914, the daughter of John Wills and Carrie Horner Wills. In 1920 she moved with her parents and other family members to Kelley's Bridge in Upper Township, Lawrence Co, OH. Isabelle graduated from Elizabeth Township (Pedro) High School and Rio Grande College, and attended Ohio University, Athens, OH. She taught primary and elementary grades in Decatur, Elizabeth and Upper Township schools before her marriage to William Keith Fisher in 1942. To this marriage was born four daughters and three sons. After her marriage she served as a substitute teacher in the Ironton High School and as a full-time librarian at the Ironton Junior High School. She was active in the Ironton Women's Club, serving one year as its President. She was also sponsor for a number of years of a 4-H Club and of a Cub Scout Troop. In 1967 the Fisher family moved to Columbus, OH, where Isabelle served as a substitute teacher in the Columbus Public Schools and was active as a member of the Ohio State Mothers' Club. Survivors are her husband, William Keith Fisher and the following children, Kirsten Jolly (husband, Neal), Nancy Potenza (husband, Tony), William "Bill" (wife, Edith), Susan Coppel (husband, Will), John (wife, Pam) and Dianne Mincey (husband, Don). Fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive her, as well as one sister, Charlene Woodrum. One son, James Timothy Fisher, died in 1982. Family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Rd, Gahanna, OH, where Funeral Service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2003. Interment Union Cemetery. Visit www.schoedinger.com to share condolences with Isabelle's family.
Flint Journal, The (MI) - January 4, 2004 Deceased Name: EVERMAN EVERMAN, N. Dorothy - Age 76, of Flushing, died Wednesday, January 1, 2004. Mrs. Everman was born in Carter County, KY, October 29, 1927. She had been a resident of Michigan the past 52 years. During World War II, Dorothy organized the Carter County Scrap Metal Collection Program for the war effort. From 1946 until 1952 Mrs. Everman worked for the Kentucky Division of Forestry dispatching fire fighters. For over 30 years Mrs. Everman was a telephone operator, first with GTE and then with Michigan Bell. Regarded as a master in the kitchen, Mrs. Everman's specialties included homemade pasta and countless varieties of southern dishes and cookies. It was not uncommon for children to be in the kitchen helping her with one of her creations. Dorothy's children were certainly all around her cooking and baking whether it was at the church kitchen or at home. Mrs. Everman ran the kitchen at Central Christian Church for years, planning banquets, funeral and rehearsal dinners to everything in between. Her meticulous attention to detail in the planning of a meal made sure that every dish was served at just the right moment. Mrs. Everman really wanted to impart the tradition of hometown hospitality. Her kitchens were always warm, friendly and inviting with a cheerful clatter of plates and happy voices. After retiring, Mrs. Everman was the first female coach of Little League baseball for boys. She was active in the Boy Scouts of America. She welcomed people into her home and always tried to express her thanks to people with food. If a neighbor was ill, she would prepare a complete meal for the family and if the neighbor no longer had a family she would invite them to convalesce at her home while they recovered. Throughout the years if an adult or child was ill she would deliver cookies or a meal while visiting them. On many occasions she would pack cookies and send them to soldiers stationed overseas and out of state college students. This earned her the nickname "The Cookie Lady". Her grandchildren affectionately called her " Dree Dree". In 1952 she married Tedy Everman and raised their 3 sons in Flushing. She was a devoted wife and mother. Dorothy retired in 1965 from Michigan Bell. She was a member of Calvary Christian Church in Swartz Creek. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by 3 children, Michael, Charles and Andrew; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Joan Litz and Sue Clevenger; and 1 brother, David Pieratt. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Dorothy Everman Memorial Fund to help uninsured cancer patients of Dr. Singh and Dr. Aurora. Services will take place 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at Calvary Christian Church, 7315 Corunna Rd., Swartz Creek. Visitation with family and friends 2:30 until time of service.
Daily Independent, The (Ashland, KY) - October 20, 2008 Deceased Name: Charlene Woodrum Charlene S. Woodrum, 92, of Ironton, died Sunday in Autumn Healthcare of Coshocton. She was born in Carter County, Ky. Her husband, Emerson L. Woodrum, preceded her in death. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Tracy Brammer Funeral Home in Ironton. Entombment will be in Highland Memorial Gardens in South Point. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Fifth and Vernon streets, Ironton, OH 45638.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - June 24, 1990 Deceased Name: FRYE, NELLIE E. FRYE, NELLIE E., 59, of Crystal River, died Friday (June 22, 1990) at home. Born in Carter County, Ky., she came here 17 years ago from Logan, W.Va. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church, Inglis. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Lackey and Ruth Hanson, both of Crystal River; two brothers, Herbert Knipp, Bradenton, and Homer Knipp, Madison, W.Va.; two sisters, Rubie Workman, Homosassa, and Grace Tackett, Lyburn, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Wilder-Fountains Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - July 17, 1990 Deceased Name: ELLIOTT, ELSIE ELLIOTT, ELSIE, 70, of Hudson, died Saturday (July 14, 1990) at Tampa General Hospital. Born in Carter County, Ky., she came here 16 years ago from Canton, Ohio. She was a member of Jehovah's Witness Hudson Congregation. Survivors include three sons, Jes, New Port Richey, William, Zephyrhills, and Orville Larry, Canton; three daughters, Laura Cornett, Hudson, Caroline Salzwimmer, Carson City, Nev., and Joanne, Pontiac, Mich.; a brother, Ray Sexton, Canton; two sisters, Grace Felty, Ashland, Ky., and Garnett Wilds, Huntington, W.Va.; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Wellwood Funeral Home, Hudson.
Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - June 21, 1997 Deceased Name: ELIZABETH SHELTON ELIZABETH SHELTON, 89, of Clearwater died Monday at Morton Plant Hospital. She was a native of Carter County, Ky. She was a machinist for Yoders Manufacturing in Kentucky. Rhodes Funeral Directors, Druid Chapel, Clearwater.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - May 2, 2001 Deceased Name: KATHRINE M. KIMBLER Kathrine M. Kimbler, 74, Sarasota, died April 29, 2001. She was born April 9, 1927, in Carter County, Ky., and came to Sarasota 36 years ago from Portsmouth, Ohio. She was a medical assistant in a nursing home and a member of Temple Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Sharon of Sarasota, Kim Henley of Tampa and Shirley Maxie of Portsmouth; three sons, Tim of Parrish, Ray of Portsmouth and Terry of Sarasota; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be private for the family. A service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Temple Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Sarasota Memorial Park. Hawkins Funeral Home, Sarasota, is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Baptist Church School, 4311 Wilkinson Road, Sarasota, FL 34233; or to a favorite charity.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - March 3, 2004 Deceased Name: GIBSON, ELIZA EVELYN GIBSON, ELIZA EVELYN, 86, of Lake Panasoffkee, died Monday (March 1, 2004) in Inverness. Born in Carter County, Ky., she came here 25 years ago from Pompano Beach. She was a nurse and Baptist. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Raymon W.; three daughters, Rinda Covington, Alice Click and Brenda Gossard, all of Lake Panasoffkee; a sister, Mary Spears, Wichita Springs, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Hooper Funeral Homes, Inverness.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - May 10, 2005 Deceased Name: Fern L. Rodgers Fern L. Rodgers, 86, Sarasota, died May 8, 2005. She was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Carter County, Ky., and came to Sarasota three years ago from Florence, Ky. She was a Protestant. Survivors include a daughter, Carma Withrow of Sarasota; sons Ronald of Florence, Steven of Latonia, Ky., and Gordon of Morehead, Ky.; sisters Sue Cooper of Vanceburg, Ky., Minnie Stamper of Anderson, Ind., and Phyllis Bantner of New Carlisle, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Jennings Funeral Home and Crematory, Sarasota, is in charge.
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - July 4, 2006 Deceased Name: COUNTS Donald Lindberg Counts COUNTS Donald Lindberg Counts, 79, of Columbus, passed away on Friday, June 30, 2006. Born in Carter County, KY on June 9, 1927. Preceded in death by his wife Betty. Don was a long-time resident of Columbus. He proudly served his country in the Navy during WWII, and as a civilian representative of Rockwell Aviation during Vietnam. He retired from Rockwell where he was a logistics engineer, after several years in the aviation industry. He was a graduate of Franklin University. Don was a member of Reynoldsburg Masonic Lodge #340, where he was a past master; a member of Rush, Kentucky Lodge #715; a former member of the Reception Unit of the Aladdin Shrine; life-member of Whitehall VFW Post #8794 and life-member of American Legion Bexley Post #430. Don's passions were fishing, gardening, blue grass music, flea markets, and helping family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Don is survived by his son, Ron (Becky) Counts of Bexley, OH; daughters, Karen "Soozi" (Ronnie) Raymond of Cave Creek, AZ, Sandy (Willie) Gary of Las Vegas, NV, Becky Counts of Columbus, OH, and Melissa (Cecil) Rapp of Lockbourne, OH; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several grand-pets. Family will receive friends Wednesday 4-6 p.m. at COTNER FUNERAL HOME, 7369 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg. Memorial Service 6 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Charleston Daily Mail (WV) - September 29, 2006 Deceased Name: Jeffrey Todd Stiltner Jeffrey Todd Stiltner, 34, of Charleston, formerly of Pineville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, in Carter County, Ky., of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Feb. 23, 1972, in Logan County, he was the son of Kenneth Wayne and Wanda Cline Stiltner of Ramey Addition. Jeffrey was a 1991 graduate of Pineville High School and the Wyoming County Vocational-Technical Center. He was of the Baptist faith. Jeffrey enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, playing with his nephews and being with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Allen Stiltner and his wife, Amy, of Mullens; two nephews, Cole and Carter Stiltner, both of Mullens; his companion, Jo Vaughan of Charleston; a special aunt, Dinah Wright of Oceana; and many special aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service will be private. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville. The online guestbook may be signed at www.calfeefuneralservice.com or e-mail condolences to the family at calfeefuneralservice@stei.com. Calfee Funeral Service, Pineville, is serving the Stiltner family.
Portsmouth Daily Times (OH) - July 30, 2008 Deceased Name: Vernadean Fultz Vernadean Fultz, 82, of Portsmouth, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Hempstead Manor. A native of Carter County, Ky., she was born August 18, 1925. Vernadean was a member of Central Church of Christ, and Portsmouth Chapter No. 424 Order of Eastern Star. She was a former employee of Williams Manufacturing Company. She is survived by a sister, Dorothy Jenkins; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Fultz on Nov. 25, 2007. Services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2008, at F.C. Daehler Mortuary Company in Portsmouth, with Dennis Dawes, minister, officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8
Portsmouth Daily Times (OH) - September 7, 2010 Deceased Name: Doris Bear, 97 Doris Bear, 97, died Sept. 4, 2010, at Hempstead Manor in Portsmouth. She was born in Carter County, KY, to Arthur and Stella (Zornes) Warnock. Doris married Dee Bear on Feb. 12, 1936, until his death in 1974 and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in New Boston. She retired from the Senior Volunteer Program and Ohio Valley Senior Citizens where she volunteered her time from 1984 to 2003. Doris enjoyed attending church, going to the Cincinnati Reds games, travel, and more than anything enjoyed spending time with her family and doing things for others. Doris is survived by five children: two sons, Darrell Bear of New Boston and Terry (Nanci) Bear of Fairfax, VA; three daughters, Faye Cooper (Harold) of New Albany, OH, Fern Kidd (George) of Baltimore, MD, and Freda Vogelsong (Tom) of Sciotoville; 11 grandchildren, Michele, Debbie, Brian, Dawn, Jesse Dee, Kevin, Keith, Bobby, Tamara, Tawnya, and Traci; 17 great-grandchildren, Trayce, Brody, Whitney, Caitlin, Tate, Jake, Courtney, Lucas, Brannigan, Josh, Kalynn, Dominic, Natalie, Preston, Bradley, Zachary, and Elijah; two sisters, Helen Haney of Grayson, KY, and Chloe Lewis of Miamisburg, OH; as well as her extended family at Hempstead Manor; and her beloved cat Rosie. In addition to her husband, Doris was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Debra Bear, and one brother, Scott Warnock. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Wolfe-Nelson Funeral Home in Sciotoville, with Pastor James Patrick officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens at Franklin Furnace. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, and one hour before the service on Wednesday.
Daily Independent, The (Ashland, KY) - October 19, 2011 Deceased Name: Ovie Bradley 1917-2011 PEDRO — Ovie F. Bradley, 94, of Pedro, died Wednesday. He was born Sept. 24, 1917, in Carter County, Ky. His wife, Parnie Miller Bradley, preceded him in death. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery, with military rites by VFW Post 8850. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home in Ironton and an hour before services Saturday at the church.
Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - October 4, 1985 Deceased Name: James E. Hackworth GREEN TWP. -- James E. Hackworth, 93, died Oct. 2 after a long illness. Born in Carter County, Ky., he was an Akron resident most of his life. He was a machinist for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. with 35 years, retiring in 1962. He was a member of the Akron Baptist Temple, the National Lodge 568 F& AM, the Portage Chapter 202 R.A.M., Cuyahoga Falls Commandery 83 Knights Templar, Tadmor Temple Shrine and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Ocala, Florida. He is survived by wife, Wilma; son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Ora of Akron; sister, Nora Marshall of Willard, Ky.; three stepchildren; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchilren; eight great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services Saturday, 3 p.m., at the Schermesser Funeral Home SOUTH AKRON CHAPEL, 1446 S. Main St., Dr. Paul D. Outland officiating. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park. Calling hours TODAY, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Masonic service TONIGHT at 7. (Schermesser, 724-9351.)
Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - September 1, 1993 Deceased Name: GERTRUDE S. RICE GERTRUDE S. RICE, 80, of Inverness, died Monday in Citrus Memorial Hospital. A native of Carter County, Ky., she moved to this area 17 years ago from Plymouth, Mich. She was a retired seamstress. She is survived by three sisters, Christine S. Kirk of Columbus, Ohio, and Mabel S. Dills and Grace S. Frazier, both of Inverness; and several nieces and nephews. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home, Inverness.
Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - October 31, 1993 Deceased Name: RUBY ZIGLER RUBY ZIGLER, 87, of St. Petersburg died Friday at Edward White Hospital. A native of Carter County, Ky., she came here in 1957 from Columbus, Ohio. She was a waitress for Walgreen's and Liggett's and Baptist. She is survived by a son, Joseph of Clearwater; a daughter, Margaret Berrios of St. Petersburg; a sister, Delphia Gillum of Ashland, Ky.; and six grandchildren. Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - April 24, 2000 Deceased Name: SWINT, RALPH E. SWINT, RALPH E., 73, of Balm, died Saturday (April 22, 2000) at home. Born in Carter County, Ky., he came to the area in 1978 from Oak Hill, Ohio. He was a retired carman for C & O Railroad. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW and DAV posts in Riverview. He was Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Bessie; three sons, Ralph, Riverview, and Robert and Tracy, both of Lithia; three daughters, Doris Dunaway, Balm, and Remondia Turknett and Gloria Harrell,both of Riverview; a sister, Lula Farmer, Grayson, Ky.; and 13 grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.
Portsmouth Daily Times (OH) - February 28, 2006 Deceased Name: Graden Sweeney, 88 Graden J. "Ted" Sweeney, 88, of Gregoryville, Ky., died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at a Carter County, Ky., nursing center.
Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington, WV) - May 16, 2011 Deceased Name: JAMIE LYNN NORMAND of Westwood, Ky., 2 p.m., Steen Funeral Home, 13th Street Chapel; Everman Family Cemetery, Carter County, Ky.
Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - July 7, 1999 Deceased Name: GRACE L. KISER GRACE L. KISER, 96, of Temple Terrace died Friday at home. A native of Carter County, Ky., she came to this area from Kentucky in 1971. She was a retired laboratory technician, a former teacher and a member of First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace. She is survived by a daughter, Betty K. Lichtenberg of Temple Terrace; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. National Cremation Society, Tampa.
Journal Gazette, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - December 14, 2000 Deceased Name: NELLIE HALL NELLIE HALL, 95, died Wednesday at Miller's Merry Manor, Hartford City. Born in Carter County, Ky., she retired in 1973 from the housekeeping department at Taylor University in Upland. Her husband, George Melvin, died in 1963. Surviving are two daughters, Anna B. Hess and Maxine Adkins, both of Harford City; three sons, Charles P. of Hartford City, Kenneth of Montpelier and George Franklin of Dunkirk; three sisters, Bertha Jordan of Dayton, Ohio, Mildred Collin of Marion, Ohio, and Evelyn Jenkins of Arton, Ohio; 38 grandchildren, 95 great-grandchildren and 61 great-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by six children, Beulah Litteral, Geraldine Hess, Norma Allen, Ralph William Hall, George Melvin Hall and John M. Hall. Services at 11 a.m. Saturday at Waters Funeral Home, Harford City. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial in Hartford City Cemetery. Memorials to American Cancer Society in care of Dixie Summerlot, 1301 N. Wabash Ave., Harford City, IN 47348.

Gary M. Hall MANSFIELD, OH: Gary M. Hall, 34, of Mansfield, died Monday, December 26, 2011. Born October 12, 1977 in Shelby, he was the son of Derrell and Earlene (Duncan) Hall. Gary was a 1996 graduate of Mansfield Senior High. He was a very hard worker who most recently worked at Ambry Asphalt, but had also worked with his father at Hall's Building, which he really enjoyed. Gary had a great sense of humor and never let life get him down. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hanging out with his friends. Gary would do anything for anyone in need and was a great son, brother, dad, and boyfriend. His life revolved around his two daughters whom he loved spending all his free time with. He is survived by his daughters, Paityn and Alyxa; parents, Derrell and Earlene Hall; brothers, Steven Hall and Brian Hall; grandmother, Elsie Hall; girlfriend, Jennifer Korbas; special nieces, Brooklyn and Aaliyah; aunts and uncles, Garold Hall, Starr (John) Ebeling, Dawn Kelly, Judy (William) Jarrell, Linda Drake, Leland (Susie) Duncan, Dorsie (Stephen) Roop, and Fred (Deanna) Sergent, Jr.; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Avery Hall, Fred Sergent, and Homer Duncan, and grandmother, Avanell Sergent-Lewis. Friends may call Friday, December 30, 2011 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Ontario. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at the Journey Life Center, 2578 State Route 39 N, Mansfield, conducted by Rev. David Ferrell, Rev. William Cantlebarry, and Daniel Cantlebarry. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mansfield Holiness Chapel. Submitted by: John Cooper


Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - December 4, 2001 Deceased Name: Linvle Ison Linvle Ison passed away at Winter Haven Hospital on Nov. 30, 2001. Born in Carter County, Ky. on March 30, 1914. A resident of Winter Haven, Fla., and vicinity for the last 35 years, he was a prior resident of Akron, Ohio, where he worked as an auto frame and front-end mechanic. He was preceded in death by daughter, Jacqueline Crumrine; brother, Kimble Ison; sister, Ople Newsome; grandson, Ralph McIntire; great-grandson, Cody Ison. He is survived by his loving family, wife of seven years, Louise; sons, Jim (Connie) Ison of Doylestown, Ohio, and William Ison of Ashland, Ky.; daughter, Brenda (James) Huth of Mogadore, Ohio; stepsons, Richard (Kathy) Saylor of Seneca, S.C., and Leslie (Jennie) Beck of Concord, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-granddchildren.
Daily Commercial, The (Leesburg, FL) - February 20, 2002 Deceased Name: Dorothy Faye Ford Dorothy Faye Ford, 83, of Winter Park died Wednesday (Feb. 20, 2002). Born in Carter County, Ky., she moved to Central Florida in 1975 from Ashland, Ky. She was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Church of Fruitland Park for 27 years. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg. Funeral services for Mrs. Ford will be held Saturday (Feb. 23, 2002) at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Page-Theus Funeral Home, 914 W. Main St., Leesburg, with Carl Smith officiating. Friends will be received from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral time. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Fruitland Park. Page-Theus Funeral Home, Leesburg.
Journal Gazette, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - March 5, 2002 Deceased Name: ANNA BELL PETIT ANNA BELL PETIT, 97, died Sunday at Blackford County Hospital, Hartford City. Born in Carter County, Ky., she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fernand "Fred" Fredrick, in 1978, and a son, Robert A. Coons, in 1992. Surviving are a son, Vance E. of Lakeland, Fla.; four grandchildren, Robert E. Coons, Keith L. Petit, Gary L. Petit and Beverly J. Alford; seven great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. Thursday at Apostolic Tabernacle Church, Hartford City, with calling one hour before services. Calling also from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Keplinger Funeral Home, Hartford City. Burial in Hartford City Cemetery. Memorials to the church, 1318 S. Jefferson St., Hartford City, IN 47348.
Jewel B. Hillman, 95, died July 11, 2006, in Melbourne. She was born in Carter County, Ky., and lived in Fort Pierce since 1958, coming from Kentucky. Before retirement, she was employed as a teacher by the St. Lucie County School Board for 33 years. She was a graduate of Kentucky Christian College. Survivors include her son, Dennie H. Hillman of Olive Hill, Ky.; daughters, Phyllis Bunch of Madison, W.Va., and Anne Jennings of Palm Bay; sister, Geneal Gilbert of Fort Pierce; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hillman. Memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 5420 N.W. 33rd Ave., Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. SERVICES: Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. July 14 at Haisley Funeral Home. A service will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. A guest book may be signed at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com.
Register-Herald, The (Beckley, WV) - January 10, 2008 Deceased Name: Grace Hilton Carter Grace Hilton Carter, 101, of Sophia, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008. Born in Carter County, Ky., on Feb. 21, 1906, she was the daughter of the late Martin and Viola Stuart Hilton. Grace was one of eight children. During high school, from which she graduated valedictorian of her class, she was almost always in the company of her cousin on the journey to and from the schoolhouse. Her cousin subsequently became a writer, the celebrated Kentucky author Jesse Stuart, and he immortalized Grace as the main character in his well-known short story "The Sweater Girl." After graduating from Greenup High School in Riverton, Ky., she passed the Norman exam and taught in a one-room school house for several years. She taught several of her siblings. Grace married Ross Carter on Sept. 30, 1926. A daughter, Joyce Murphy of Arnett, was born of this union. They moved to Winding Gulf where her husband went to work in the coal mines. In 1930, they moved to Sophia where Grace still lived. A son, Emmett, was born in 1933 and died in 2003. Grace's husband died in 1978. Grace worked at Miners Memorial Hospital from 1955 to the late 1960s in the nursing department. She was a charter member of Sophia Freewill Baptist Church. While attending the church, she was church clerk, Sunday school teacher and hostess to out-of-town ministers holding a revival. She was a member of Sophia United Methodist Church from the 1950s to the present. She was active in the weekly quilting club and United Methodist Women's Circle. She attributed her longevity to hard work, no smoking, no alcohol and being a Christian with a close walk with God. Grace still lived in her home that was built in 1940. She has had a live-in companion, Mrs. Rita Molidor. The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for the care and love shown by Mrs. Molidor and her family in caring for Grace. Those left to cherish her memory include a daughter, a daughter-in-law, three granddaughters, two grandsons-in-law, two grandsons, a granddaughter-in-law, many great-granddaughters, great-grandsons and great-great-grandchildren. Service will be noon Saturday, Jan. 12, at Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Sophia, with the Rev. Mark Hatfield officiating. Thaddeus Fritz, Eric S. Fritz, John P. Lyall, Donovann P. Lyall, James Carter and Daniel Castillo will serve as pallbearers. Friends may gather with the family 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Williams-Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 147 Virginia St., Sophia.
Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - January 28, 1987 Deceased Name: LAURA M. KEGLEY LAURA M. KEGLEY, 82, 350 E. Jackson St., Orlando, died Sunday. Born in Carter County, Ky., she moved to Orlando from Clearwater in 1983. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Church of the Nazarene, Clearwater. Survivors: sons, James H., Lakeland, Delbert C., Morehead, Ky., David F., Brandon; daughters, Ina Clo Arnold, Sarasota, Mary Rose Barlow, Homosassa, Carole K. Callahan, Orlando, Donna Lynn Arnold, Atlanta; brothers, Clyde Madden, Cleff Madden, both of Olive Hill, Ky.; sister, Mabe l Bond, Olive Hill; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Clearwater.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - January 4, 1988 Deceased Name: COOKSEY, GEORGE W. COOKSEY, GEORGE W., 78, of Inverness, died Friday (Jan. 1, 1988). Born in Carter County, Ky., he came here 15 years ago from Long Island, N.Y. He was a member of the Hernando First Baptist Church and was a retired operating engineer. Survivors include his wife, Eula Gray Cooksey; one son, Billy, Long Island; one daughter, Nancy Carter, Lemon Groves, Calif.; two sisters, Bertha Crockett, Ashland, Ky., and Bessie Jeffries, Logan, W.Va.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hoo per Funeral Home, Inverness.
Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - May 19, 1994 Deceased Name: WANDA L. HAINES WANDA L. HAINES, 77, of Lakeland died Monday at home. A native of Carter County, Ky., she moved to this area from Marion, Ind., in 1954. She was a homemaker and member of Highland Park Church of the Nazarene in Lakeland. She is survived by her husband, Edwin C.; a son, Dean Skinner of Van Buren, Ind.; a foster son, Robert Broyles of Lakeland; a sister, Mary Highlander of Cutler, Ind.; a brother, Joe Adkins of Mount Vernon, Ind.; and two grandsons. Lakeland Funeral Home.
Journal Gazette, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - May 8, 2000 Deceased Name: DAVID BAILEY DAVID BAILEY, 76, died Saturday at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Born in Carter County, Ky., he was an inspector at Dana Weatherhead, Antwerp. He was a World War II Army veteran and co-owner of Bailey's Greenhouse in Antwerp. His wife, Opal Marie, died earlier this year. Surviving are a son, Michael of Woodburn, Ind.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services at 11 a.m. EDT (10 a.m. Fort Wayne time) Tuesday at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp. Calling from 6 to 9 p.m. EDT today. Burial in Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp, with military rites by VFW Post 5087. Memorials to First Baptist Church of Antwerp.
Journal Gazette, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - July 18, 2002 Deceased Name: JESSIE MARIE ROCK JESSIE MARIE ROCK, 76, died Tuesday at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. Born in Carter County, Ky., she was a homemaker. Surviving are six daughters, Kay Jordan of Vanceburg, Ky., Wanda Cox and Norma Rowland, both of Columbia City, Lynn Sherman of Amarillo, Texas, Vicki Sexton of South Whitley and Stacy Goshert of Milford; a son, Merril Clark; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services at 10 a.m. Friday at Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, Ky. Calling from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Burial in Evermans Cemetery, Grayson. Local arrangements by Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw.
Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington, WV) - February 28, 2011 Deceased Name: RUTH EVELYN STAMPER of Ashland, 2 p.m., Steen Funeral Home, 13th Street Chapel; Everman Cemetery, Carter County, Ky.
Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - October 9, 1986 Deceased Name: GLEN DARRELL CLARK GLEN DARRELL CLARK, 39, 921 Brightview Drive, Apopka, died Monday. Born in Carter County, Ky., he moved to Apopka from Grayson, Ky., in 1985. He was a boilermaker. Survivors: wife, Judy Emrick; daughter, Shara, Grayson; stepdaughters, Pamela Rawl, Peggy Meal, Phyllis Pottmyer, all of Belpre, Ohio; stepson, Marty Welch, Belpre; parents, Clayton and Madge, Grayson. Malone Funeral Home, Grayson, Ky.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - August 21, 1988 Deceased Name: SPENCER, ZONA SPENCER, ZONA, 85, of Brooksville, died Friday (Aug. 19, 1988). Born in Carter County, Ky., she came here 42 years ago from Grayson, Ky. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brooksville. Survivors include three sons, James ''Jim,'' Ernest ''Bob'' and Danny R., all of Brooksville; a daughter, Patsy Ruth Downs, St. Petersburg; two brothers, J.R. Whitt, West Virginia, and the Rev. E.P. Whitt, Kentucky; two sisters, Della Bentine, West Virginia, and Mabel McComas, Merritt Island; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Turner Funeral Homes, Brooksville.
Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - November 5, 1989 Deceased Name: BILLY C. CARROLL BILLY C. CARROLL, 61, 133 Gardenia Road, Kissimmee, died Friday. Born in Carter County, Ky., he moved to Kissimmee from Columbus, Ohio in 1969. He was a carpenter. He was a Protestant. He was a member of Moose Lodge, Kissimmee and Lather's Union of Orlando. Survivors: wife, Dorothy; sons, Billy M., Ft. Gay, W.Va., John C., Vero Beach, Jerry A., San Bernardino, Calif.; sister, Eunice Bloomfield, Kissimmee; brothers, Arvil, Kenansville, C. Edward, Columbia, Mo., Noah Jr., Ernest R., both of Kissimmee. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.
Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - December 25, 1989 Deceased Name: DIXIE C. ZUELKE DIXIE C. ZUELKE, 85, 2413 Brookside Ave., Kissimmee, died Sunday. Born in Carter County, Ky., she moved to Kissimmee from Florence, Ala., in 1980. She was a homemaker and member of Eastern Star. She was a Baptist and member of North Kissimmee Baptist Church. Survivors: son, William, Kissimmee; sister, Gladys Haynes, Ill.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Grissom Funeral Home.
Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - June 5, 1994 Deceased Name: Amos "Al" Hensley CUYAHOGA FALLS -- Amos "Al" Hensley, 69, died June 3, 1994. Born in Carter County, Ky., Mr. Hensley worked for Buckeye Security as a security officer in Medina and was a World World II Army veteran and a member Appleman Post 3294 of the VFW and the Charles Faust Post 281 of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Stella M.; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Mike Capes of Jackson Twp., Pam and Larry Cassidy of Green; brother, Paul David Hensley of Kentucky; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Hennessy-Bagnoli Funeral Home, 936 N. Main St., from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Monday, with services following at 2 p.m., with Rev. Thomas Kerns officiating. In lieu of other remembrances memorials may be given to American Lung Association. (Hennessy-Bagnoli,AKRON, 376-4251).
Daily Commercial, The (Leesburg, FL) - August 22, 2002 Deceased Name: Russell Lewis Russell Lewis, 77, of Paisley died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002. Born in Carter County, Ky., he moved to Paisley from Apopka in 2001. He was a postman and a Protestant. He was a life member of VFW, Post 8665. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Lottie of Paisley; sons, Ollie Lewis of Mount Dora and John Lewis of Astatula; daughter, Susie Lewis of Paisley; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. Memorial services for Russell Lewis will be held Friday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.
Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - March 27, 1989 Deceased Name: GLEN E. BOCOOK GLEN E. BOCOOK, 85, Ave C., Paisley, died Friday. Born in Carter County, Ky., he moved to Paisley from Morehead, Ky., in 1970. He was a retired foreman for a brick manufacturer. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Paisley. Survivors: daughters, Louise Tanner, Denton, Texas, Ella M. Adams, Auburndale; brother, Harlan, Tarpon Springs; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla.
Journal Gazette, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - November 24, 1998 Deceased Name: Portland - GEORGE H. FULTZ 87, died Monday at Jay County Hospital in Portland. Born in Carter County, Ky., he retired from Teledyne Portland Forge. His first wife, Ella Maude, died in 1987. Surviving are his wife, Elma L.; a son, Roger of Portland; a daughter, Linda Roberts of Topeka, Kan.; a stepson, Bob Lanning of Portland; two stepdaughters, Betty LeMaster and Joyce Bickel, both of Portland; a brother, James L. of Troy, Ohio; a sister, Audrey Cooper of Hammersville, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Services at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene, with calling prior to the services. Calling also from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Portland. Burial in IOOF Cemetery, Pennville. Memorials to Jay County Cancer Society.
Stuart News, The (FL) - April 18, 2008 Deceased Name: WESTWOOD, Ky. Kenneth Jarvis, 89, died April 17, 2008. He was born in Carter County, Ky., and was a former resident of Fort Pierce. Before retirement, he was a carpenter for EBASCO in Fort Pierce. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 87 in Fort Pierce, a member of Lakeworth Consistory in the Orient of Florida and a member of Fred M. Gross Lodge 953 F and AM. Survivors include his wife, Dottie McComas Jarvis; daughters, Carolyn Doherty, of Mount Vernon, Ind., Sandra Whisenhunt, of Odessa, Texas, and Connie Wills, of Alamogordo, N.M.; sister, Thelma Coburn of Ashland, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rachel Salyers. SERVICES: Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. April 19 at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood, followed by a service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, conducted by his nephews, Kenny Coburn and Bill Coburn. Burial will follow in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, Ky.
Portsmouth Daily Times (OH) - April 5, 2011 Deceased Name: Elmer Claxon, 90 Elmer Clayton "Pappy" Claxon 90, of South Shore, Ky., formerly of Carter County, Ky., died Saturday April 2, 2011, at an Ashland, Ky., hospice center. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wright's Funeral Home in Greenup, Ky., with interment in Kiser-McGinnis Cemetery.
Journal Gazette, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - January 3, 1998 Deceased Name: INDIANA - Auburn - LEONA "BLANCHE" PLUMMER 89, died Friday at DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn. Born in Carter County, Ky., she was a homemaker. Her husband, Clement, died in 1980. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Patty Overholser and Jessie Klink. Surviving are a son, Robert of Auburn; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services at 10 a.m. Monday at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Calling from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butler. Memorials to DeKalb Memorial Hospic
Portsmouth Daily Times (OH) - May 29, 2009 Deceased Name: Zachary Meenach, 15 Brian Zachary Meenach, 15, died Thursday, May 28, 2009, in Carter County, Ky. Arrangements are pending at Morton Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky.
Herald-Dispatch, The (Huntington, WV) - June 17, 2005 Deceased Name: JAMIE LYNN THOMPSON JAMIE LYNN THOMPSON, 19, of Chapmanville died Thursday in Carter County, Ky. Incomplete arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville.
Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - June 29, 1997 Deceased Name: Golda Mae Stanford Golda Mae, born March 28, 1893, in Carter County, Ky. - passed away June 19, 1997 in OKC. Married William Joseph Stanford (deceased). 2 sons preceded her in death. Survivors include Josephine Jackson, daughter, OKC; Sammie Woods, stepdaughter, Ca; Blanche Cooper, sister, Ca; and 5 grandchildren. Her daughter wishes to thank all the good friends for their help in times of need, for the beautiful flowers and food. Also, thanks to Dr. Dennis L. Roberts and Family Hospice for caring enough to see us through to the end. Family Hospice made the difference in allowing me to care for her at home. It would have been very difficult if not for their help. Memorial donations may be sent to Family Hospice, 4900 Richmond Square, Suite 203, OKC, Ok 73118.
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - August 22, 2002 Deceased Name: Oscar Huffman HUFFMAN Oscar Huffman, born March 4, 1916 in Carter County, Ky., died August 21, 2002 at home. Retired from C&O Railroad. A member of the Southeast Conservation Club. He served in C.C.C. Preceded in death by wife Mary (Fannin) Huffman, parents Orville and Georgia (Bradshaw) Huffman, sister Bertha Leslie, brother Walter W. Huffman, son-in-law Garland Copley. He is the loving father of Charles (Gladys) Huffman of Columbus, Virginia Copley of Columbus; step-son, Don (Naomi) Cantrel of Defiance, Oh.; grandchildren, Teresa (David) Perry, Ronda (Brian) O'Reilly, Bobby Huffman Jr., Mark (Tammy) Franklin and Michael (Sherri) Franklin; 7 great-grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 9 step-great-grandchildren; special friend, Anna Massey. Visitation will be held at the O.R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High St., Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Additional visitation Friday 6-9 p.m. at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson, Ky., where the funeral service will be held Saturday 2 p.m. Interment Fannin Cemetery in Boltsfork, Ky. Pastor Keith Crum officiating.
Journal Gazette, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - September 1, 1998 Deceased Name: WILLARD W. "JACK" TILGHMAN 82, died Sunday at home. Born in Carter County, Ky., he retired in 1982 from Dana Corp. in Auburn after 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Doris; three stepsons, Terry West, Jerry West, and Rick West, all of Auburn; two daughters, Eunice Martin of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., and Rita Bauman of Auburn; two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Hurt of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Darlene Harper of Lintberg, Va.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Calling from 5 to 9 p.m. today. Moose memorial service at 8 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Military rites by Auburn American Legion. Memorials to Moose Heart
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - November 1, 2002 Deceased Name: Gary Cabble "Pappy" Willis WILLIS Gary Cabble "Pappy" Willis, age 63, of Blacklick, Oh., passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. He was born to Earl and Lucille Willis, in Carter County, KY. Also preceded in death by his sister Phyllis Jean. Gary was the owner of Willis Garage and Body Shop. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Gary (Seana), Charles (Sheila), Dale (Gina) and Jeffrey (friend: Jenny); grandchildren, Andy, Justin, Amanda, Charlee, Jeffrey, Chelsea and Morgan; 6 sisters; 2 brothers; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday, November 2, at SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH. Additional calling hours, funeral service and burial will take place in Carter County, Ky. Arrangements by Sparks Funeral Home, 606-474-5114. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, The American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice in Gary's memory.
News-Examiner, The (Connersville, IN) - May 13, 2008 Deceased Name: William H. "Bill" Holbrook Sr. William H. "Bill" Holbrook Sr., 81, of Connersville died Sunday afternoon, May 11, 2008, in the emergency room at Fayette Regional Health System. He was a native of Carter County, Ky., born Feb. 14, 1927, to George and Ida Burton Holbrook. In 1945, he was married in Carter County, Ky., to the former Sytha Faye Peters, who died June 17, 2000. Bill was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II with the 560th Ordnance Tank Maintenance Company as a technician 5th grade. He came to Connersville in 1947, where he was employed at REX Manufacturing and later, Ford Electronics for 43 years in the press room and in the maintenance department. He was a former member of the IUE Local 919, America Legion, 40 et 8 and Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed attending his grandkids' sporting events and Cincinnati Reds baseball. Bill was a NASCAR fan and attended the Daytona 500 race on several occasions. Survivors include two sons and their spouses, William Holbrook Jr. and Vickie of Phoenix, Ariz., and James Holbrook and Leanna of Connersville; two daughters, Deena Hunter of Zephyr Hills, Fla., and Debbie Toth and Chuck of Connersville; two sisters, Grace Pelfrey of Mansfield, Ohio, and Ollie McDowell of Grayson, Ky.; 10 grandchildren, Mike Holbrook, Julia Luallen, Kendra Belden, Tina Hunter, TSgt. Matt Holbrook, Mary Eck, Chuckie Toth, Stacy Holbrook, Tricia Hacker, Jimmy Holbrook; and 13 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. His parents, wife, three brothers, Russell, Kenny and Leon Holbrook, and five sisters, Mary Elliott, Marie Smith, Pearl Buckler, Martha Cooper and May Fultz, preceded him in death. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Showalter-Blackwell-Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with the Rev. Fuzzy Lake officiating. Interment will follow in Orange Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, where memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Cancer Society. For additional information and to sign the online guest book, visit www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.
Daily Independent, The (Ashland, KY) - August 16, 2010 Deceased Name: Randal L. Felty 1958-2010 ASHLAND — Randal L. Felty 1958-2010 Randal L. Felty, 52, of Ashland, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at his residence. He was born June 21, 1958, in Carter County, Ky. He is survived by his parents, Belvia Blevins Wright of Ashland, Ky., and Frank Felty of Grayson, Ky.; sons Brad Felty (wife Audra) of Ashland, Brian Felty of Louisville, Ky., Luke Felty of Ashland and Derrick Felty (wife Missy) of Carter County, Ky.; daughters Misty Young (husband David) of Ashland and Stacey Felty Westenhofer of Louisville; grandchildren Ethan Young, Haley Young, Emily Felty, BJ Felty and Brayden Felty; a brother, James Felty of Ashland; and three sisters, Rhonda Hall of Ashland, Debbie Synder of South Point, Ohio, and Melissa Barker of Goshen, Ky.
Modesto Bee, The (CA) - May 4, 1995 Deceased Name: Thomas J. Hall April 5, 1940 -- April 30, 1995 Thomas Junior Hall, 55, of Manteca died Sunday at Oak Valley Hospital, Oakdale. Mr. Hall was a native of Carter County, Ky. He was a beekeeper for 20 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church, Ohio. He is survived by his wife,Barbara Jean Hall of Ohio; children, Jack Hall and Linda Valez, both of Nevada, and Robert Hall, Michael Hall and Patti Hall, all of Ohio; three brothers and five sisters; and seven grandchildren. A service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Don Wolfe Funeral Home, Sciotoville, Ohio. Burial will be at Hall Cemetery, Carter County, Ky. P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Chapel, Manteca, in charge of local arrangements.
Akron Beacon Journal (OH) - March 10, 2001 Deceased Name: Chester Greenhill Chester Greenhill, 76, of Canton, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 7, 2001, in the emergency room of Aultman Hospital, following an extended illness. Born in Carter County, Ky., on July 23, 1924, to his parents, the late William and Mary Ellen Greenhill, he lived most of his life in the Canton area, and was a retired employee of Ashland Oil, retiring in 1989. Mr. Greenhill was a member and Past Master of Kentucky Lodge 145, Scottish Rite AASR Valley of Canton, Tadmor Shrine, Legion of Honor, a driver for the Shriners Crippled Children's Transportation Unit, a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, and a former sheriff in Carter County, Ky. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 13 brothers and one sister. Survivors include his wife, Melba Greenhill of the home, to whom he was married 25 years; stepdaughters, Tamara L. Day and Tracy S. Glauser, both of New Philadelphia, Ohio; stepson, Eric A. Day of Dover, Ohio; four grandchildren, one great granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews also surviving. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, 1 p.m., at the Reed Funeral Home, with Rev. Raymond L. Tucker officiating. Burial will be at East Union Lawn Cemetery in Navarre, Ohio. Calling hours at the funeral home Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to services Monday, 12 noon to 1 p.m. Masonic services will be held at the funeral home Sunday at 6:45 p.m.
Madison Courier, The (IN) - November 14, 2007 Deceased Name: Dorothy Horsley Dorothy Albers Perry Horsley, 94, of Carter County, Ky., formerly of Madison, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at the Brakebill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Knoxville, Tenn. She was born Jan. 16, 1913, in Carter County, Ky., the daughter of Arthur and Cora Reeder Perry. She was a former employee of the U.S. Shoe factory in Flemingsburg, Ky., and the Hillsboro Elementary School cafeteria. She enjoyed homemaking, quilting and cooking. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by three sons, Bernard E. Horsley of Manchester, Tenn., William Ronald Horsley of London, Ohio, and Mark B. Horsley of Dickson, Tenn.; three daughters, Phyllis Gail Horsley of New York City, N.Y., Kathleen Graham of Knoxville, Tenn., and Carmen Chandler of Milton, Ky.; one sister, Rachel Erwin of Lucasville, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Horsley, who died Sept. 24, 1984; her parents; one sister, Murl Alexander; and one half brother, Ted Reeder. The funeral was Sunday, Nov. 11 at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel in Morehead, Ky. Burial was in Bowen Chapel Cemetery in Carter County, Ky. Online condolences can be sent at www.northcuttandson.com.
Parsons Sun (KS) - September 21, 1998 Deceased Name: James S. Whitt James Seitz Whitt, 81, of 3111 Briggs died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, at his home. He was born Nov. 5, 1916, in Carter County, Ky., to William and Bessie (Sexton) Whitt. He graduated from high school in Oklahoma City and from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1941. He married Rose E. Trosper Aug. 23, 1939, at Oklahoma City. They lived in Oklahoma City and later in Tulsa, where Mr. Whitt was a practicing attorney. In 1957, they moved to Parsons and opened the James Shoe Store. Rose Whitt died May 5, 1979. He married Betty Burnett May 1, 1981, in Parsons. She survives of the home. Mr. Whitt was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include three sons, James Jr. of Parsons, Kenneth of Oklahoma City and Michael of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Linda Anderson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four stepdaughters, Barbara Burnett of New York City, Cynthia Murray of Lawrence, Mallory Burnett of Santa Fe, N.M., and Haydn McCulley of Wichita; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur of Tulsa; and a sister, Jean Fromm of Atherton, Calif. A son and two grandchildren preceded him in death. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Memorial Lawn Cemetery patio with the Rev. Donald Parnell officiating. Burial of cremains will be in the family lot at Memorial Lawn. The Carson-Wall Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials to either the American Cancer Society or the Labette County Medical Center Foundation.

Billy Carroll (1941 - 2011) Billy Ray Carroll MANSFIELD: Billy Ray Carroll of Mansfield went home to sing with the angel band, Monday, November 7, 2011 after a short illness. He was 70 years old. Bill served the Lord nearly 50 years writing songs, singing, and playing his Martin guitar. Twenty years ago, he formed the band "Family Tradition" with his special cousin and best friend, Mike Stevens. They traveled many miles to work for the Lord. Bill also found a little building on Belmont Avenue which became the Belmont Community Church and he was a proud member. He like to golf, play corn hole and really enjoyed clowning around with his family and friends. He always had a big smile for everyone he met. Bill was born September 20, 1941 in Grahn, Kentucky to Ray and Cleo (Stevens) Carroll moving to Mansfield as a teenager. He retired from AK Steel after 32 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Lowell, James and infant brother, Willis Raymond Carroll. Surviving him is his devout wife of 48 years, Rose Mary (Maglott) Carroll; son, Bill (Megan) Carroll of Bellville; two daughters, Brenda (Glenn) Swank and Anita (Wayne) Maffat, both of Mansfield; five grandchildren whom he adored, Justin (Chrissy) Maffat, Zach (Jessi) McCormack, Adam (Carli) McCormack, Beth and Hale Carroll and their mother, Missy, all of Mansfield; six great-grandchildren, Jaylin, Jordon, Ava, Drayven, Bryson and Aria; two special sisters, Mary "Sis" Mauk of Mansfield and Janet (Kevin) Baird of Chesapeake, VA; two special brothers, Larry (Cat) Carroll of Shiloh and Kenny (Virginia) Carroll of Berea, KY; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, in-laws and friends who he loved. Friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2011 at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Road. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. His nephew, Jim Wright and Pastor Gary Lambert will conduct the service. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in care of Belmont Community Church. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com Submitted by: John Cooper - jcooper1251 at aol.com


Edna Carroll (1934 - 2011) Edna Louise Cole Carroll LUCAS: Edna Louise Cole Carroll, 77, of Lucas, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Cleveland Clinic following an extended illness. Edna was born February 25, 1934 in Carter County, Kentucky to William Mitchell and Virgie Hazel (Dean) Cole. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Shelby. Edna enjoyed quilting, cooking, baking, collecting and making dolls, and gardening vegetables and flowers. She loved her family and will be sadly missed by them all. She is survived by her loving husband, Ersel Carroll of Lucas; six children, Allen Hollar of Canton, Wilma (Roger) Steward of Bellville, Susan Hollar of Lucas, Sherry Swank of Mansfield, Jennifer (David) Neighbors of Bellville, and Crystel (David) Smith of Bellville; seven grandchildren, Keith (Beth) Williams, Nathan (Trisha) Williams, Michelle (Scott) Blum, Travis Thompson, Brittany (James) Haynes, Angel Goldsmith, and Drake Goldsmith; thirteen great grandchildren, Keith, Trent, Noell, Gabriel, Winter, Eliyah, Caleb, Emma, Isaiah, Tyler, Trever, Autumn, and McKenna; three step grandchildren, Brian Steward, Brad (Stacy) Steward, and Bret (Lori) Steward; eleven step great grandchildren, Kayla, Brandon, Brittany, Korissa, Ashley, Jacob, Hannah, Brandy, Bret, Morgan, and Isaiah; one sister, Martha Phillips of Shelby; three brothers, Eugene (June) Cole, Wade (Nancy) Cole, and Clayton (Sharon) Cole all of Mansfield; one sister-in-law, Helen Cole of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. Edna was preceded in death by her parents; six siblings, Arthur and Mona Cole, Annie and Clayton Conn, Chester Cole, Troy Cole, Magdeline Blevins, Juanita and William Cole; and brother-in-law, Frank Phillips. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Werner-Gompf Funeral Services, LTD., 1106 Park Avenue East, Mansfield. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at the funeral home with Pastor Earl Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Lucas. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wernerfuneral.com Submitted by: John Cooper - jcooper1251 at aol.com


Obituary of John Elijah Horton, son of Henry Cox Horton and Thursa Blankenbaker The Ashland Daily Independent, a newspaper out of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY published April 4, 1958 Dr. John Horton Taken By Death: Rites Tomorrow Grayson- Dr. John Elijah Horton, 84, a retired Grayson pharmacist, died yesterday afternoon at his home following an illness of one year. Dr. Horton had practicised pharmacy for 52 years. He was born March 20, 1874, at Clifty in Carter County, a son of the late Henry and Thersa Blankenbeckler Horton. Dr. Horton was a member of the Methodist Church, the International Order of Odd Fellows and the Masonic Lodge. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Grayson by the Rev. W. W. Garriott and the Rev. J. C. Stephens. Burial will be in Grayson Memorial Park. The body was to be taken from the Satterly Phillips Funeral Home to the residence at 1 p.m. today and will remain there until one hour before the services. Masonic rites will be conducted at graveside by Trimble Lodge No. 145 F & A. M. Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Lelia Holbrook Horton, one brother, Harry Horton of Grayson and two step-daughters, Mrs. Ruby Conley of Ashland and Mrs. Garnet Amos of New Mexico. Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
Obituary of Henry Alford Horton, son of Henry Cox Horton and Thursa Blankenbaker The Ashland Daily Independent, a newspaper out of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY published April 16, 1959 Harry A. Horton Funeral services for Harry Alford Horton, 82, who died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John H. Via, Jr., 725 14th Street, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Miller Funeral Home by the Rev. Sam Sloan. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery with Poage Lodge in charge of Masonic rites. Friends may call at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Fred Nefflen, Harold Dussler, Fred Osborne, Ray McDonald, Frank Simmons and W. P. Haller. Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
Obituary of Gertrude Cheap Horton, wife of Henry Alford Horton The Ashland Daily Independent, a newspaper out of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY published March 29, 1949 Death Claims Mrs. Horton Mrs. Gertrude C. Horton, 65, wife of Harry A. Horton, 725 Fourteenth street, died at 11:25 o'clock last night following an illness of eight days. Mrs. Horton, a resident of Ashland her entire lifetime, was born here April 5, 1880, a daughter of Edward Cheap, native of Greenup County, Ky., and Hannah Kahne Cheap, native of Germany. She was a member of OES Mo 119 and the White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 7. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lazear Funeral Home with the Rev. Virgil Moore, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home and will remain there. Surviving are the husband, a son, B. E. Horton; one daughter, Mrs. John Via Jr.; a sister, Mrs. William Greene and one grandchild, Sue Ellen Horton, all of Ashland. (Henry Alford Horton and Gertrude Cheap had two children that I know of Harry Bir Horton born April 8, 1910 in Ashland, Boyd Co., KY and died April 7, 1973 in Ashland, Boyd Co.,KY; and Ruth G. Horton born June 13, 1916 in Ashland, Boyd Co., KY who married John Via. I would imagine she is dead but I can find no other information.) Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
The Union City Times Gazette, a newspaper out of Randolph Co., IN published Tuesday March 20, 1945 SUSAN WILLIAMS DIES AT HOME IN WINCHESTER Mrs. Susan Alice Williams, widow of Alex Williams, who preceded her in death four months ago, passed away at the age of 74 years, at her home on Union Street, Winchester, at 2:30 a.m. Monday after a 15 week illness. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dora May Dykes and Mrs. Laura B. Blossom, both of Richmond, and Mrs. Bertha L. Cales and Mrs. Gus Shaffer, both of Winchester; three sons, Leonard of Winchester, Lonnie H. of Union City and Edward D. at home; four sisters, Mrs. Eliza Mobley of Soffa, Ky., Mrs. Ethel Thornberry of Winchester, Ky., Mrs. Pearl Kitchen of Willard, Ky., and Mrs. Lula Isom of Portsmouth, O; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the Summers funeral home in Winchester for burial preparations and will be returned to the home afternoon Tuesday, where friends may call. Services for Mrs. Williams will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Congregational Christian church with Rev. Lee McKinley officiating. Interment will be in the Fountain Park Cemetey. Susan Alice Horton was the daughter of William Lester Horton and Louisa Ellen Hood born April 26, 1868 in either Carter or Elliott Co., KY died March 19, 1945 in Winchester, Randolph Co., KY married Alexander Williams born Oct 1861 in KY died Nov 20, 1944 in Winchester, Randolph Co., KY Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
The Union City Times Gazette, a newspaper out of Randolph Co., In published Nov 21, 1944 Last Rites For Alex Williams To Be Wednesday Funeral services for Alex Williams, 82, who passed away at his home, 441 Union Street, Winchester, early Monday morning, will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Congreational Christian church in Winchester, in charge of Rev. Leo McKinley. Interment will be in the Fountain Park cemetery. Surviving are the wife, Alice; three sons, Leonard and Edward, both of Winchester and Lonnie of Union City; four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Cales and Mrs. Reta Shafer, both of Winchester, and Mrs. Laura Blossom and Mrs. Dora Dykes, both of Richmond, 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. The body has been returned to the residence from the Summers funeral home and where friends may call. Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
The Ashland Daily Independent, a newspaper out of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY published Friday, April 8, 1988 Miss Thursa Horton, Grayson, Long Time Piano Teacher, Dies Miss Thursa Ruth Horton, 90, of Grayson, died Thursday at her home following a short illness. Miss Horton was born Jan 20, 1898, in Carter County, a daughter of the late William and Mollie Lewis Horton. She had taught piano since 1919 in Grayson, and was church organist for over 50 years at the First Church of Christ, where she was a member for over 80 years. Surviving are a sister, Phebe Horton Huff of Grayson; three nieces, Mary Blanche Jungers of Katy, Texas, Ruth Lewis Thornberry of Wichester and Jane Horton Wilhoit of Grayson; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and several great great nieces and great great nephews. The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in the First Church of Christ at Grayson by David Williams. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson. Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
The Ashland Daily Independent, a newspaper out of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY published Sep 22, 1989 Phebe Horton Huff , 89, of Grayson, died Thursday in Carter County Healthcare following a long illness. Mrs. Huff was born Dec 15, 1899 in Carter County, a daughter of the late Dr. W. A. and Molly Lewis Horton. Her husband, Arthur Huff died in 1983. She was a member of the Grayson Woman's Club and the First Church of Christ at Grayson, where she formerly served as treasurer. Surviving are three daughters, Mary Blanche Junger of Katy, Texas, Ruth Lewis Thornberry of Winchester and Jane Horton Wilhoit of Grayson; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by Dr. J. Lowell Lusby. Burial will be at 10 a.m. in the Hillcrest Cemetery at Grayson. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
The Ashland Daily Independent, a newspaper out of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY published Dec 1983 Arthur Huff, 95, Of Grayson, Dies Following Brief Illness Grayson-Arthur R. Huff, 95, Grayson businessman, died Wednesday in King's Daughters' Hospital in Ashland following a brief illness. Mr. Huff was born July 24, 1888, at Iron Hill, a son of the late William and Elizabeth Lambert Huff. He was a retired real estate dealer and a World War I Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Phebe Horton Huff; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Blanche Jungers of Alton, Ill., Mrs. Jane Horton Wilhoit of Grayson and Mrs. Ruth Lewis Thornberry of Winchester; a brother, Everett Huff of Grayson, a sister, Mrs. Mary Glass of Grayson; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Malone Funeral Home in Grayson by David Williams, minister. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Grayson. The body is at the funeral home, where friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kentucky Christian College. Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
I have found no obituary for the last of the family of William Andrew Horton so I include the following information for Mary Blanche Horton Commonwealth of Kentucky Death Certificate # 13308 year 1917 states that Mary Blanche Horton, a single white female, died May 4, 1917 in Grayson, Carter Co., KY aged 8 years, 4 months and 14 days. She was born Dec 20, 1908 in Grayson to father W. A. Horton born Greenup, Ky. and mother Mollie Lewis born Missouri. Informant W. A. Horton of Grayson, KY. Burial in Grayson Cemetery. Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
The Ashland Daily Independent, a newspaper of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY published Wednesday Jan 7, 1970 Lewis Horton Succumbs Tuesday At Grayson William Lewis Horton, 75 retired postmaster, scion of an early Carter County family, and long active in civic affairs at Grayson, died Tuesday at his home after a long illness. He was born Feb 8, 1884, at Grayson, a son of the late Dr. William A. and Mollie Lewis Horton. He was a Navy veteran of World War I and former manager of sales for Betterton & Rupert Coffee Company of Ashland. He was currently a director of Commercial Bank of Grayson and Secretary Treasurer of Kentucky Christian College. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bess Stidham Horton; two sisters, Miss Thursa Horton and Mrs. A. D. Huff of Grayson, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Malone Funeral Home by the Rev. David Williams. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. The body is at the funeral home where friends may call after 5 pm today. Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
The Ashland Daily Independent, a newspaper out of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY published Saturday Aug 21, 1993 Bess Horton 1908-1993 Bess Stidham Horton, 84, of Grayson, died Thursday at her home. Mrs. Horton was born Nov 25, 1908, in Carter County, a daughter of the late Emerson and Laura Conley Stidham. Her husband, Lewis Horton, died in 1970. She was a retired beauty and barber shop inspector, a realtor and a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are two sisters, Pauline Baker of Grayson and Mary Catherine Cline of Morehead; and a brother, Lewis Stidham of Westland, Michigan. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Malone Funeral home in Grayson by the Rev. Phil Lemaster. Burial will be in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
The Ashland Daily Independent, a newspaper out of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY published Oct 31, 1942 Carter County Woman Dies- Mrs. Mollie Horton, 73, Stricken With Heart Attack At Home Grayson, Ky- Oct 31 Mrs. Mollie Lewis Horton, 73, one of Carter counties most prominent and beloved residents died suddenly at 11 o'clock last night at her home following a heart attack. Mrs. Horton, widow of the late Dr. Will Horton, former banker and member of the board of directors of the Christian Normal Institute was the daughter of Charles and Phoebe Lewis, pioneer residents of the county. She was born October 14, 1869 and was a member of the Christian church, taking an active part in all functions of the congregation. She was also one of the largest contributors to the Christian Normal Insitute located at Grayson. Surviving Mrs. Horton are two daughters; Miss Thursa Horton who made her home with the deceased, and Mrs. Phoebe Huff of Grayson and one son, Lewis Horton of Grayson. In addition, two sisters, Mrs. J. Watts Stovall and Mrs. Edith Ault, both of Grayson also survive. A daughter, Miss Blanche Horton died several years ago. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Christian Church, O. Snodgrass officiating. Burial with H. E. Sala and Rev. J. will be in the Grayson cemetery. (note from Ann-this cemetery is in Grayson near the Water Tank). The body of Mrs. Horton will be in state at the church for one hour preceding the service. Pallbearers will be Wick H. Strother, J. Lowell Lusby, Arthur Gee, Hebert Huff, E. A. Buck and Thomas S. Yates. Mrs. Horton was widely known in Ashland and has several relatives in this city. (see husbands obit for a short genealogical rundown of the immediate Horton family) Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
The Ashland Daily Independent, a newspaper out of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY published Feb 19, 1931 GRAYSON MAN IS TAKEN BY DEATH Dr. Horton Succumbs To Pneumonia Grayson, KY- Feb 19 Dr. W. A. Horton, who has been ill from pneumonia for the last week, died at his home here at seven o'clock this morning. His death comes as a shock to his relatives and friends here. Dr. Horton was one of the leading business men of this place and was a stockholder and director in the Commercial Bank of Grayson for several years. He was also a stockholder in the Betterton-Rapport Coffee Company of Ashland. He and his brother, J. E. Horton were in the Drug business here for thirty years. Funeral arrangements have been made for Saturday afternoon at one o'clock with burial following in the Grayson cemetery. (note from Ann-this is the old cemetery in Grayson near the Water Tank). followup from the Ashland Daily Independent published Feb 24, 1931 Grayson The funeral of the late Dr. W. A. Horton was held from the Church of Christ Saturday afternoon by the Rev. J. M. Stambaugh of Charleston, W.Va., assisted by the Rev. E. J. Meacham of Portsmouth, O. Burial was made in the Grayson cemetery. Dr. Horton came to Grayson when a small boy with his parents to live, after which he spent the remainder of his life in Grayson. He graduated from the Medical College in Cincinnati, O., in the class of 1891 and started the practice of medicine in Grayson which he followed up to the time of his last illness. Dr. Horton was a man of sterling qualities, a splendid and successful business man and a consistent Christian character. With his passing the family loses a kind and devoted father. The church a pillar of strength and his business associates a wonderful counselor and friend. Besides his widow he leaves one son, Lewis N. Horton, two daughters, Miss Theresa Horton and Mrs. Arthur Huff and one granddaughter. Three brothers, Mat Horton, Frankfort, Ky., J. E. Horton, Grayson and Harry Horton, Ashland. One sister, Mrs. Peter Brown, Grayson. Mr. and Mrs. James Kitchen and son Charles, Wilson Lawrence, Judge H.R. Dysard and Mrs. Dysard, Mrs. Joe Hager, L. N. and R. D. Lavis, T. Lee Betterton, N. R. Coburn, Hon. Fred M. Vinson, Dr. Chas Parsons and wife, and Mrs. Eliza Potts were among the many from Ashland who attended the funeral of the late Dr. Horton Saturday afternoon. ---- The family of Dr. W. A. Horton 1. William Andrew Horton born Dec 11, 1965 in Greenup Co., KY died Feb 19, 1931 in Grayson, Carter Co., KY married Dec 28, 1892 in Grayson, Carter Co., KY Mollie Lewis born Oct 14, 1869 Lee's Summit, Mo died Oct 30, 1942 in Grayson, Carter Co., KY A. William Lewis Horton born Feb 9, 1894 in Grayson, Carter Co., KY died Jan 6, 1970 in Carter Co., KY married Bessie Stidham born Nov 28, 1908 in Carter Co.,KY died Aug 19, 1993 in Carter Co., KY B. Thursa Ruth Horton (who would freak if she saw the state of her green metal roof home in Grayson) born Jan 20, 1898 in Carter Co., KY died April 7, 1988 in Grayson, Carter Co., KY C. Phoebe Edith Horton born Dec 15, 1899 in Grayson, Carter Co., KY died Sep 21, 1989 in Grayson, Carter Co., KY married Arthur R. Huff born July 24, 1888 at Iron Hill, Carter Co., KY died Dec 14, 1983 at King's Daughters Hosp., Ashland, Boyd Co., KY D. Mary Blanche Horton born Dec 30, 1908 in Grayson, Carter Co., KY died May 4, 1917 in Carter Co., KY Only Phoebe Edith Horton produced any children, so this line of Horton's is extinct. Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
The Ashland Daily Independent, a newspaper out of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY published Monday June 26, 1950 Father Of Local Resident Dies In Frankfort T. M. Horton, 87, father of George B. Horton, 1863 Highland Ave., Ashland, died Saturday night at his home, 159 East Main Street, Frankfort, Ky., after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon with burial in Frankfort. A son of Henry and Phursa (note from Ann-misprint, should be Thursa) Horton , the deceased was born in Grayson but left there when a young man and located in Frankfort. He was married to Betty McWhorter of Casey County in 1887. Surviving in addition to the son here, are two daughters, Mrs. George Harris, Jr., and Mrs. Hazel Dryden, Frankfort; two brothers, J.E. Horton and H. A. Horton of Grayson and one sister, Mrs. Peter Brown, Grayson; also two grandchildren, Mrs. W. J. Waywod, Ashland and T. M. Dryden, Frankfort. ----- information on names in obituary- The father of Travis Matthew Horton was Henry Cox Horton and the mother was Thursa Blankenbaker. 1. Travis Matthew Horton (you can find him in Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY 1900-1930 census) born July 16, 1863 in Grayson, Carter Co., KY died June 24, 1950 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY married Bettie/y J. McWhorter born Nov 24, 1866 in Casey Co., KY died Nov 16, 1956 in Franklin Co., KY a. Ella May Horton born Feb 13, 1887 KY died Dec 28, 1977 Meade Co., KY (resides Frankfort, Ky) married George Harris born ca 1887 KY b. George Boliva Horton (in 1930 Boyd Co., KY Federal census) born April 19, 1895 KY married Elizabeth Lee Cunningham born July 4, 1892 c. Anna Hazel Horton born Sep 19, 1898 KY died June 4, 1981 in Anderson Co., KY (resides Franklin Co., KY) married John Barkley Dryden born May 12, 1877 in Franklin Co., KY died Jan 1, 1951 in Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
The Carter County Herald published June 4, 1942 ELLIOTT COUNTY MAN KILLED IN AUTO WRECK Funeral services were held Monday for James Rice, who was killed when a car in which he was riding overturned on the Sandy Hook-Grayson road Sunday. Elliott County Coroner Amos Fraley said, following an inquest, that death was caused by a skull fracture and broken neck. Travis Rice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hode Rice of Newcombe, who was also riding in the car, was injured, and is a patient in the Stovall Memorial Hospital at Grayson. ---- Commonwealth of Kentucky Death Certificate # 13194 year 1942 states that James E. Rice died May 30, 1942 in Elliott Co., KY due to an auto accident. Born May 20, 1890 in Elliott County, Ky., he was aged 52 years and 10 days. His father was Alfred Rice born Carter Co., KY and Phoebe Horton born Carter Co., Ky. Informant is Elsie H. Howard of Sandy Hook. Burial in home cemetery. ---- James E. Rice was married to Myrtle Rose Wagoner/Waggoner (born Sep 7, 1889 and died July 9, 1938 in Elliott Co., KY. Both are buried in the Rice Cem., Newcombe Rd., 2.2. miles north of Rt. 706. Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
The Carter County Herald published June 4, 1942 ARMINTA JORDAN PASSES Arminta Whitt Jordan was born December 5th, 1865 and departed this life May 27th, 1942, at the age of 76 years, 5 months and 22 days. Daughter of the late J. P. and Missouria Whitt of McGlone, Ky., she was united in marriage to William Mobley in 1882. To this union were born two children, Julia McCoy who preceded her in death and John Mobley of Olive Hill. In 1882 ( note from Ann- this must be a misprint as she couldn't have married William Mobley AND M. D. Jordan in 1882) she married M. D. Jordan and to this union were born three children, Mrs. J. P. Scott of Ashland, Ky., Mrs. E. W. Ernst of Louisville, Ky., and Edward Jordan of this city. Along with these four children, there also survives one sister, Mrs. Paret James of Wallingford, Ky., 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She believed and adhered to the faith of Regular Baptist church, which her father and mother so loved. She lived a consistent Christian life and that life was an open book. Mrs. Jordan was one of the noble women that her church affiliation had but little to do with her salvation. She lived such a life that the people that knew her and associated with her, knew that only the departure from this sphere was necessary to waft her soul home to the glory land. There is no language at our command by which we can fittingly portray the sincerity of this woman's character. She was a model of mental industry in her efforts to entertain and instruct her people, at all times lending her every moment to those in distress and who, in any way, needed assistance. To all she always lent a hand to help spread a ray of sunshine to brighten their pathway through life. It was so natural for her to do right. Her life should be a model for her family, relatives and all who knew her to follow. Funeral services were conducted at the home Friday afternoon, in charge of the Henderson Funeral Home, by Revs. Arthur Jarvis, Miller and Murrell, after which the body was laid to rest in the Jr. O.U.A.M. cemetery east of the city, in the family plot. The large crowd of folks that paid their respects showed, in a small manner, the manner in which folks spoke of her life here. Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
The Grayson Journal Enquirer- published June 5, 1977 page 9 Wick Ford Horton, 64, Grayson, died Saturday afternoon in an automobile accident. Mr. Horton was born Sept 26, 1912, in Grayson, a son of the late John D. Horton and Florence Craig Horton. He was a farmer and a retired driller for the Pennsylvania Drilling Company. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jewell Gearhart Horton; a daughter, Mrs. Susie Duvall of Grayson; seven brothers, Wayne Horton of Memphis, Glenn, Homer and William Horton of Grayson, Marvin Horton of Louisville, Frank Horton of Pittsburgh, and Donald Horton of Olive Hill; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Calhoun and Mrs. Mary K. Durisoe of Grayson and Mrs. Betty Thomas of Rush; and three grandchildren, Kevin, Paige and Eric Duvall of Grayson. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the Oney Funeral Home in Grayson by the Rev. Kenneth Dillon and the Rev. Donald Hatton. Burial was in the Grayson Memorial Park Cemetery. Submitted by: Michael and Ann Mefford - turtle111 at windstream.net
Ruby B. Mobley MOBLEY Ruby B. Mobley, age 94, of Columbus, passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at HCR Manorcare Nursing Home. Ruby was born in Grahn, KY on January 12, 1917, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary Bailey. Ruby was also preceded in death by beloved husband of 52 years, John Mobley, brother Austin Bailey, and sisters Goldie Bailey and Judy Bright. She is survived by her loving children, William (Louanne) Mobley, Lillian (Earl) Rash, Robert (Judy) Mobley and George Mobley; 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grand-children; eight great-great-grand-children; and sister, Velma Woods. Ruby was a graduate of Olive Hill High School in Kentucky. She retired after 22 years of dedicated service from North American Aviation. Ruby had been a lifetime member of the Southern Baptist Church. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed quilting. She will be remembered by her family for her good cooking and great spirit. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST CHAPEL, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230, where funeral service will be on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 11 a.m. Pastor Mark Payton officiating. Interment to follow at Kingwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., #210, Columbus, OH 43229-1738. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to send condolences and share memories. Published in The Columbus Dispatch from June 1 to June 2, 2011
The Ashland Daily Independent, a newspaper out of Ashland, Boyd Co., KY published Nov 4, 1934 (This is the obituary for Elkanah "El Canor" Horton-note from Ann) CARTER FARMER DIES SATURDAY Funeral For E. C. Horton To Be Held Today Grayson, Ky-Nov 3 E. C. Horton, 84, of John's Run, this county, died here today after an illness of several days. Mr. Horton was a prominent farmer and was well known throughout this county. News of his death comes as a note of sadness to his wide circle of friends. He is survived by his widow and three sons. The sons are, Aaron Horton, Watt Horton and Herman Horton. Herman is a county school superintendent of this county. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Allen Crawford, Mrs. Clarence Bush and Mrs. Sherman Adams and one brother. Information about this family if you want to add it-Ann Elkanah Horton and Lorenzo Dow Horton were brothers 1. Elkanah "El Canor" Horton born May 4, 1839 in Carter Co., KY died Nov 3, 1934 at John's Run, Carter Co., KY married April 3, 1879, Lawrence Co., KY Alice Lawson born Feb 26, 1864 in TN died Aug 2, 1943 at John's Run, Carter Co.,KY children A. Cora M. Horton born Jan 23, 1880 at Willard, Carter Co., KY died July 20, 1916 at Willard, Carter Co., KY married 1. William Jason Fields born Aug 1869 in Carter Co., KY died Oct 5, 1909 in Carter Co., KY 2. Robert Edward Waddell born Jan 2, 1877 in Elliott Co., KY died Feb 27, 1968 at Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH B. Aaron Horton born March 28, 1882 died Sep 13, 1938 at Cascade Caves, Carter Co., KY married Minnie Bush born July 12, 1884 died Jan 28, 1968 in Carter Co., KY C. Gertrude Elizabeth Horton born June 19, 1885 at John's Run, Carter Co., KY died Dec 10, 1960 in Carter Co., KY married March 5, 1905 in Carter Co., KY Allen Crawford (NFI) D. Tessie Lee Horton born Nov 4, 1890 in Carter Co., KY died Nov 24, 1969 in Johnstown, Licking Co., OH married Clarence Edwin Bush born Aug 7, 1882 in Carter Co., KY died Aug 18, 1956 in Johnstown, Licking Co., OH E. Walter Broughton Horton born May 28, 1893 in Carter Co., KY died April 27, 1948 in Carter Co., KY married Oct 16, 1913 Elliott Co.,KY 1. Nancy Bays born Nov 20, 1894 died Dec 23, 1921 at Ashland General Hosp., Ashland, Boyd Co., KY 2. Letha Adams born July 17, 1902 died Nov 23, 1998 in Greenup Co., KY F. Dorcie Horton born Aug 11, 1898 in Carter Co., KY died April 4, 1965 in Carter Co., KY married Sherman Adams born Dec 7, 1896 in Carter Co., KY died May 5, 1974 in Greenup Co., KY G. Herman Horton born Nov 10, 1901 at John's Run, Carter Co., KY died Sep 16, 1938 in Carter Co., KY married Aug 18, 1929 in Jellico, Campbell Co., TN Grace Leavett Sanders born Dec 18, 1908 in Bondville, Mercer Co., KY died Nov 12, 1983 in Carter Co., KY Submitted by Michael and Ann Mefford turtle111@windstream.net
The Sandy Valley Enquirer published Thursday March 21, 1940 FUNERAL RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR ROBERT LEE HORTON Funeral services for Robert Lee Horton, 65, of Belles Trace, were held from the home Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Andrew Kiser officiating. Burial was made in the family cemetery, under direction of the Cox Funeral home. Mr. Horton, who was a life long resident of Carter County, was found dead at his home near Willard early Friday morning, March 15. Surviving are one brother, Jake Horton, of Greenup, one nephew, Charles K. Horton, of Lawrence county, and a number of other relatives and friends. I'm including information about this family: Lorenzo Dow Horton born Feb 16, 1844 in Lawrence Co., KY died Oct 18, 1932 at Bells Trace, Carter Co., KY BURIED Bells Trace, Carter Co., KY married Amanda Melvina Coburn born Aug 25, 1848 in Lawrence Co., KY died Aug 22, 1922 at King's Daughters Hosp., Ashland, Boyd Co., KY BURIED Bells Trace, Carter Co., KY children: 1. John T. Horton born Aug 8, 1867 Carter Co., KY died Dec 29, 1937 at Webbville, Carter Co., KY BURIED Bells Trace, Carter Co., KY married Mary Elizabeth Ratcliff born Aug 20, 1870 died 1903 BURIED Bells Trace, Carter Co., KY children: a. Charles Kenner Horton born Jan 11, 1897 at Ratcliff, Ky died Feb 4, 1983 at Greenup Co., KY married Emma Jane Burke born July 16, 1896 in Lawrence Co., KY died Jan 15, 1982 in Greenup Co., KY b. Elijah L. Horton born May 3, 1899 died July 7, 1903 in Carter Co., KY BURIED Bells Trace, Carter Co., KY 2,. Elijah Jacob Horton born May 9, 1870 in Carter Co., KY died Sep 5, 1940 at Greenup, Greenup Co., KY BURIED Mausoleum in the Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY married March 17, 1893 Carter Co., KY Lybbe Fleming born 1872 died May 29, 1971 in Boyd Co., KY "from notes in the Staph Funeral Home Records at the Ashland Public Library, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY "She went back to Willard to live with 2 widowed sisters, Anna Williams and Chloe Warson-also has a sister Evelyn Eaton" Both Elijah and Lybbe Fleming Horton BURIED Mausoleum in the Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Boyd Co., KY 3. Robert Lee Horton born Sep 10, 1876 at Webbville, Lawrence Co., KY died March 16, 1940 at Bells Trace, Carter Co., KY BURIED Bells Trace, Carter Co., KY Submitted by Michael and Ann Mefford turtle111@windstream.net
Carter County Herald published April 4, 1940 INJURIES FATAL TO YOUNG MAN The hands of Farrell Blankenship, who was with him, saved Malcom (Jack) Rice from instant death and probably a terribly mangled form, when he jerked him from beneath a moving freight train here Saturday evening as the train was pulling out after taking water, enroute to Ashland. He was rushed to the Stovall Hospital in Grayson by the Henderson ambulance as quickly as they could get him there, but he died from his wounds at 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning. One leg was cut off, one foot cut in two and his heel badly mangled. "Jack" was a well liked boy, having played softball here for a number of years, a hard worker and was recently married to the former Miss Mary Lewis of this city. He was 26 years of age, and leaves his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Rice, of this city, four brothers, and three sisters, besides a number of other relatives and friends. The body was held until Wednesday afternoon awaiting the arrival of his brother from the CCC and funeral services were conducted at the Nazarene church by the pastor, Rev. J. B. Root, in charge of the Henderson Funeral Home with burial in the Watson cemetery. Rice was a member of the local National Guard and Captain Foster furnished men from the company who gave him military funeral at the cemetery. Further information on the above death Carter County Herald published April 11, 1940 Submitted by Michael and Ann Mefford turtle111@windstream.net
INJURIES FATAL TO YOUNG MAN Malcom "Jack" Rice was saved from instant death Saturday evening when he was jerked from beneath a moving freight train just as it was pulling out for Ashland, Ky. He was given first aid at the scene of the accident by one of the local physicians and was immediately rushed to the Stovall Hospital in Grayson by Henderson's ambulance as quickly as possible. He died at 2:10 a.m. Sunday (note from Ann, see time difference from story above). He was conscious until the last few moments, told his mother he was praying all the time. Jack was liked by everyone he came into contact with. He played softball here for a number of years, having a desire for athletics and always being a good sport, playing fair with all his fellow men. He was recently married to Mary Lewis of this city. Jack was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Rice of this city. He was born at Leon, Ky., December 31st, 1913, died March 31st, 1940, at the age of 26 years and 3 months. He leaves to mourn his going, his bride, Mary Lewis Rice, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rice of this city, five brothers, Donald, Billy and Larry Dale, all of Olive Hill; Fred of Columbia S.C., George of Danville, Kentucky, besides a host of relatives and friends. Three sisters, Glenna, Wilma Jean and Mary Sue. The body was held at the residence until Wednesday afternoon awaiting the arrival of his brother from South Carolina.. Funeral services were conducted at the Nazarene church by the pastor, Rev. J.B. Root, in charge of the Henderson Funeral Home. The flower girls (that's a new one on me- note from Ann, could this possibly be a mistake made by the printers, did it go with another story?), consisted of the following: Otis Summers, Pauline Kiser, Hazel Cartwright, June Ross, Margaret Carter, Jacqueline Owens, Lottie Wilcos and Chloe Smith. Honorary pallbearers were : Grant Carter, Earl Thompson, Bill Thompson, Herndon Day, Roy Ellis, Edward Cartwright, "Skinny" Raybourn and Wayne McDowell. Jack was a member of the local National Guard, Captain Foster furnished men of the company who acted as active pallbearers. They gave him a military funeral. Music was furnished by members of the company, who sang by request his favorite songs. The body was laid to rest in the Watson cemetery. Submitted by Michael and Ann Mefford turtle111@windstream.net

Janet Lee (Litteral) Stevens MANSFIELD: Janet Lee (Litteral) Stevens, 68, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 11, 2011, on which would have been her and her husband's 52nd wedding anniversary, after a long illness at MedCentral Mansfield. Born on December 30, 1942 in Grahn Kentucky, she was the daughter of Rev Clifford and Juanita Litteral. Janet was fun loving and full of life and had six children that she devoted her life to. She loved gospel music and attending church when she could. She loved family gatherings and every holiday was very special to her. Janet will be sadly missed by so many. On April 11, 1959, Janet met and married the love of her life, Junior Ray Stevens who preceded her in death in 2008. She is survived by three sons, Brian (Tammie) Stevens, Timothy (Kathy) Stevens, and Darren (Betty) Stevens, all of Mansfield; two daughters, Tammy (Mike) Baldridge and Cheryl Stevens, both of Mansfield; grandchildren, Brian (Amanda) Stevens, Brandy (Kevin) Wharton, Darren (Megan) Stevens, Clarissa (Randall) Tackett, and Ashley Stevens; great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Sara, Taylor, Kierstynn, and Kendra; mother, Juanita Litteral; sisters, Donna Frazier and Brenda Cooper, both of Mansfield, and Carolyn Dickerson of Marion; brother, Clifford (Sonny) Litteral; and a very special sister-in-law, Mary Stevens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Stevens; daughter, Rhonda Stevens; father, Rev. Clifford Litteral; sister, Mary Ruth; and a brother, Larry "Butchy" Litteral. Friends may call Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 100 S. Lexington-Springmill Rd., Ontario. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home conducted by Rev. Clifford Earl Tackett. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Cheryl Stevens at the funeral home.


April 4, 1946 The Oklahoman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma page 1, photo James Keaton, Widely Known Attorney, Dies Heart Ailment Fatal To Crusader For Better Government James R. Keaton, 84, prominent Oklahoma attorney since 1890, died at 7 pm Wednesday at Wesley hospital of a heart ailment following an illness of several days. Formerly vice-president of the American Bar Association and president of the state bar, Keaton was noted for more than 50 years among Oklahoma City attorneys as a stickler for legal ethics, a crusader for governmental reforms and economy in all branches of government. Identified with numerous non-partisan campaigns... Known for his part in the fight against the Jack Walton administration which led to the impeachment of the governor. Keaton refused to run for corporation commissioner during the Walton regime. In later years the prominent attorney took a stand against the encroachment of oil wells within the city limits... Keaton was born in Carter County, Kentucky, December 10, 1861. He graduated from National Normal university at Lebanon, Ohio, in 1884 and took his law degree at Georgetown university in 1890. Keaton left Kentucky in 1884 for Texas where he became the principal of Hico high school and served as publisher and editor of the Hico Courier for two years. Admitted to the bar in 1890 he married Lucille Johnston of Denton, Texas, the same year and formed a law firm with John H. Cotterel at Guthrie, where he practiced law until 1896, when he was appointed associate justice of the supreme court of the Oklahoma territory. Active in the state bar association since its founding. Judge Keaton served on the executive committee of the American Bar Association for three years and in 1935 was elected vice president of the national legal society. He was delegate from Oklahoma county to the first state Democratic convention and served on the committee on resolutions. In 1902 he became a member of the law firm of Shartel, Keaton and Wells. The firm was re-organized in 1912 as Keaton, Wells and Johnston. Judge Keaton, a lifetime member of the Oklahoma Historical Society, was admitted to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1937. He was a member of the Men's Dinner Club of Oklahoma City. Survivors include a stepson, Clarence J. Keaton, 1710 N Eastern, a brother, E. F. Keaton, New Holland, Ohio. and a sister, somewhere in Kentucky. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Street and Draper. April 5, 1946 The Oklahoman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma page 14 Keaton Rites Set Saturday Services for James R. Keaton, 84, prominent Oklahoma City attorney, who died Wednesday of a heart aliment, will be at 2 pm Saturday in the First Presbyterian church, Dr. John R. Abernathy and Dr. Ward Davis will officiate. Keaton, formerly vice-president of the American Bar Association and president of the state association, was an attorney here for more than 50 years. Active bearers will be Walter A. Lybrand, Claude Monnett, L. E. McElroy, Fisher Ames, Warren Edwards, and Granville Tomerlin. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery, with arrangements by Street and Draper. April 6, 1946 The Oklahoman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma page 11 James R. Keaton Services will be in First Presbyterian church at 2 pm Saturday for James R. Keaton, 84, attorney, who died Wednesday. The body will lie in state at Street and Draper funeral home from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Submitted by Marti Graham, August 2003. Information posted as courtesy to researchers. The submitter is not related to nor researching any of the above. Family Researcher: Norma Zanetti nzanetti@triad.rr.com July 2003. Submitted by: Glen Haney - bud at ncweb.com
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