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13 May 2010

Blake Robert Hedrick

Blake Robert Hedrick, 84, of Seneca Rocks passed away on Monday, May 10, 2010, at his residence.

Mr. Hedrick was born on Oct. 21, 1925 in Macksville, the son of the late Charles Glenn and Myrtle D. Raines Hedrick.

He attended Dixie Schoolhouse, Harper Gap School, Circleville High School and High Rock United Methodist Church.  He was a farmer and a cattleman.

On Dec. 18, 1951, he married Ina Lee Phares, who survives at Seneca Rocks.

Also surviving are two daughters, Diane McMorrow and Patti Hedrick, both of Seneca Rocks; a sister, Gae Mullenax and husband, Garland of Cherry Grove; a sister-in-law, Helen Hedrick of Petersburg; four grandchildren, Doug Wimer, Jr., Traci McMorrow, Kyle Kisamore and Ashley Kisamore Kimble; and a great-granddaughter, Madison Rose Sword.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Virgil, Sheldon and Darrell; and two sisters, Mildred Nelson and Thelma Lambert.

Funeral services will be held today at 11:00 a.m. at the High Rock United Methodist Church with Pastor Rebecca Bennett officiating.  Burial will be in Hedrick Family Cemetery.

Words of comfort and memories may be left at

The family received friends on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin.

Nancy L. Bland, 72

Nancy L. Bland, 72, of Mentor, OH, passed away Friday, May 7, 2010, at her residence.

Born June 10, 1937, in Pittgas, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna Marie (Nohavicka) Petrovich.

She was a Lake County, OH, resident for more than 50 years, living in Wickliffe, Willoughby Hills and Mentor, OH.  She had previously lived in Cleveland, OH.

Mrs. Bland loved her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She especially loved being at home and working around the house.

Surviving are five children, Richard M. (Robbie Ann Conner) Butera of Mentor, OH, Michelle M. (Loren) Frans of Eastlake, OH, Michael R. (Terri) Butera of Willoughby, OH, Kimberly A. (Jim) Duthie of Madison, OH, and Bryan K. (Trisha) Butera of Willoughby Hills, OH; 18 grandchildren, Richard (Julie) Butera, Robert (Sarah Pearson) Butera, Brooke Butera, Jeremy Butera, Jonathan Walker, Jared Frans, Tori Butera, Andrew Butera, Jacqui Duthie, Ashley Duthie, Kelly Duthie, Ian Duthie, Nathan Duthie, Alli Butera, Hunter Butera, Emme Butera, Chase Butera and Elle Butera; three great-grandchildren, Kaylyn, Gabrielle and Christian; three siblings, Matilda Daviero of Brownsville, PA, Donald Petrovich of Montville, OH, and Sarah Matovich of Waynesburg, PA; sister-in-law, Philberta Bland of Riverton; and close friend, Arveda Bennett.

She was also preceded in death by her longtime companion, William Matthews; and siblings, Anna Demczyk, William Petrovich Jr., Frances McJunkin and Martha Vianno.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, Willoughby, OH, with Rev. Robert A. Gaston officiating.  Burial was private in Pennsylvania.

Alvin “Poppy” Davis

Alvin “Poppy” Davis, 86, of Maysville died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersburg.

Born June 23, 1923, in Maysville, he was the son of the late Isaac Davis and Rachel (Rohrbaugh) Davis.

Mr. Davis was a carpenter and worked for the National Forestry Service.

His wife, Virginia “Polly” VanMeter Davis, preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 2010 .

Surviving are three sons, James W. Davis of Yellow Springs, Paul T. Davis of Winchester, VA, and Donald E. Davis of Old Fields; three daughters, Susan L. Goldizen of New Creek, Shirley A. Hoover of Sugar Grove and Linda L. Gaither of Romney; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Charlotte Martin and Pauline Berg, both of Petersburg, and Maxine Heavener of Cabins; and two brothers, Paul Davis of Tempe, AZ, and Virgil Davis of Winchester, VA.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn and Clyde Davis, and two sisters, Elsie Hawk and Maude Lease.

Funeral services were held April 6, 2010, at the Schaeffer Funeral Home Chapel, Petersburg, with the Rev. Nathan Jefferys officiating.  Interment followed in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Maysville.

Memorials may be made to the Davis Family, c/o Linda L. Gaither, HC 63 Box 1520, Romney, WV 26757

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