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					                     Jackson County Obituaries 2001-2003
Timothy I. Miller
Died: Thursday, October 30, 2003
Age: 100

Timothy I. Miller, age 100, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, and a former resident of Jackson,
passed away at St. Lukes Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003. He was born in
Jackson County, Ohio on Nov. 1, 1902 to the late Ulysses and Mayme (Bartlett) Miller.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife. Lena Miller, and two brothers.

He is survived by one son, Robert Miller of Phoenix, Arizona; one daughter, Judy Lambert of
Huntington, W. Va.; one sister, Mary Miller of Jackson; five grandchildren; six great-
grandchildren; one nephew and two nieces who all reside in Jackson, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Monday, Nov. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m., where services
will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. with Kathryn Loxley officiating. Burial will follow in
Fairmount Cemetery.
Jennie L. Miller
Died: Thursday, October 30, 2003
Age: 95

Jennie L. (Blake) Miller, age 95 of Jackson, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003 at Heartland of
Jackson. She was born on Nov. 1, 1907 to the late John W. and Judy (Yinger) Blake. Jennie was
a member of the Vega United Methodist Church and a life member of Loyal Order of the Moose.

She is survived by two daughters, Vicki L. Michael of Thurman, and Winifred (Ronald) Dobbins of
Jonesville, Michigan; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-
grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Fred R. Miller; two daughters,
Virginia Brohard and Carolyn Turner; one brother, Lewis Blake; and sister Lucy Curtis.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with
Ronald White officiating, with burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Family and friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made
to Heartland Hospice of Portsmouth, 35 Bierly Road, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.
Irene Rister
Died: Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Age: 85

Irene Rister, age 85, of South Webster passed away Wednesday October 29, 2003 at Holzer
Medical Center, Jackson. Born in Scioto County, Ohio, October 6, 1918 to the late James and
Jane (Tomlin) Sprouse. She was a homemaker and a member of Olive Furnace Baptist Church.

She is survived by sons, James of Ocala, Florida; Ray of Sheffied Village, Ohio; Danny of
Vermillion, Ohio; one daughter, Sandy Patton of South Webster.

She was a devoted grandmother to 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one
brother, Will Sprouse of Jackson also survives.

She was preceded in death by husband, Clifford in 1995; parents; son, Michael; five sisters and
two brothers also preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 1, 2003 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home with the Rev. Danny Boggs officiating. Burial followed at C. M. Cemetery. Friends may call
one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Justine Essence Manning
Died: Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Justine Essence Manning, 4 mo. infant, daughter of Matthew and Allison (Harris) Manning of
Taylor Hollow Rd., Piketon. Passed away Weds., Oct. 29, 2003. Funeral arrangement are under
the direction of Cox Funeral Home.
Merrill E. Geer
Died: Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Age: 81

Merrill E. Geer, age 81, of Buckeye Park Road, Wellston, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct.
29, 2003 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born March 27, 1922 at Buckeye
Park Road in Wellston, son of the late Wesley and Florence Turner Geer. Merrill was a 1940
graduate of Wellston High School. He served with the 9th Bomb Group of the 20th Air Force
having served in communications during World War II on Tinian Island in the South Pacific. He
was a former employee of Farson and Loman Trucking out of Ashland, Kentucky. Merrill was a
member of the Teamsters Local Union #505 and the Fairview Church of Christ in Christian Union.


He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pauline Kisor Geer; children, Terry Geer and wife Carolyn
of Jackson, Merrill E. “Gene” Geer, Jr., and wife Jeanette of Wellston and Billijean Wright and
husband, John of Ewington; as well as eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 10 great-
grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren; as well as many other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Wesley Roy Geer and three
grandchildren.

Calling hours were held Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home, where funeral
services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Denver McCarty officiating. Burial followed in
the Salem Cemetery with military graveside services by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
Merrill Geer
Died: Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Age: 81

Merrill Geer, age 81, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday evening, October 29, 2003 at
Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the
McWilliams Funeral Home.
Betty Burge
Died: Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Age: 68

Betty (Peggy) Burge, 68, of 999 N. Buck Rd. #43, Marblehead, OH, died Tuesday at her
daughters home in Columbus, Ohio. Peggy has battled cancer for the past 16 years. Born Sept.
19, 1935 in Buffalo, N.Y. to the late Harrison and Norma (Anderson) White. She was married
August 13, 1955 to Dr. James “Jim” Burge who survives.

Peggy is also survived by son Donald Burge, Buckeye Lake, Ohio; Darlene Burge, Columbus,
Denyse Elam and husband Mark of Louisville, KY; eight grandchildren, Michelle Wilson, Stephanie
Curry, Ashley Harrison, Kristopher and Paige Elam, Jessica Sanders, Amanda and Samantha
Burge; three great- grandchildren, and siblings, David White, Roger White, Joan Baker, and
Shirley Myrus.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sister Beverly Leamer.

Peggy was a homemaker and attended Nyack Bible college. She loved her family deeply and
enjoyed doing anything with them. Her home was her castle as she enjoyed every aspect of
homemaking. Gardening and working in the flowers was her love. Her faith was extremely deep
as she led us by being an example.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. in the Whitehall United Methodist Church,
525 Bernhard, Columbus. Following the celebration of her life there will be cremation with final
disposition at a later date. Friends may call at the church on Thursday where the family will
receive friends from 2 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel East Hospice in her
memory.
Dorothy Grow
Died: Monday, October 27, 2003
Age: 78

Dorothy Grow, age 78, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday Oct. 27, 2003 at Heartland of
Jackson. Born Nov. 8, 1924 in Waterbury, Ct. to the late Wilbur and Malvina (Evon) Shepard.
She was a graduate of the Wilby High School class of 1943 in Waterburg, Ct., she was employed
by Century Brass and the Dept. of Public Assistance until her retirement. Dorothy was an active
member of Calvary United Methodist Church and the Jackson Senior Center.

She is survived by son, Everett and daughter-in-law, Debbie Grow of Jackson; daughter, Janice
and son-in-law, John Caldeira of Waterbury, Ct.; step-son, William Grow of Jackson; grandson,
Chad (Julie) Grow; granddaughter, Tina (Darren) Mapes and Stacey Caldeira; great-
grandchildren, D. J. and Dillon Mapes; sister, Eleanor Costello, Boynton Beach, Fl.; several
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents and daughter, Sharon.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2003 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the time of the service on Friday, Oct. 31.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 483 Chillicothe
Pike, Jackson, Ohio 45640 or to Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.
Paul Severt
Died: Monday, October 27, 2003
Age: 89

Paul Severt, age 89 of Zanesville, Ohio passed away October 27, 2003 at 7:15 a.m. at the
Sunny View Nursing Home in Zanesville, Ohio. Born Sept. 5, 1914 In Obids Township, Ashe
County, North Carolina to the late William F. and Loutisha (Bare) Severt. He was a descendent of
the first Severt, Bare, Mash, Miller, and Patrick families of Ashe County, North Carolina.

When he was about three years old he came with his parents, two brothers and two sisters from
Ashe County, North Carolina to live on a 200 acre farm that his mother and father had
purchased in Greenfield Township, Gallia County, Ohio. There he grew to manhood and met and
married his late wife Parthine (Donley) Severt who he married in 1934. In the 1930's he worked
for the W.P.A. The early 1940's he worked as a coal miner then worked to help build the Atomic
Plant in Portsmouth, Ohio. His last job was lumberjack that he kept until about 1980 till health
forced him to give up his job.

He and his wife were blessed with five daughters and three sons of which six survive, Betty
(Ben) Clifton of Oak Hill, June Clay of Columbus, Kenneth (Janice) Severt of Marion, Ohio, Faye
(Lloyd) Adams of Zanesville, Janet Bohn of Zanesville, and Jeff (Glenda) Severt of Marion, Ohio;
24 grandchildren and 25 grandchildren; and a sister, Effie E. Ford of Zanesville.

He was preceded in death by parents; wife, Parthine (Donley) Severt on Sept. 3, 1988; two
children Pauline Severt on April 20, 1957; son Paul; two brothers, Claude in 1997 and Glenn in
1968; also two sisters preceded him, Blanche Migliore in 1998 and LouBeth Stemm on Mar. 26,
2003.

Funeral service will held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home
with burial to follow at Gallia Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the funeral home.
Braydon Cole Burnette
Died: Thursday, November 13, 2003

Braydon Cole Burnette, stillborn November 13, 2003, son of Penny (Rouse) and Tony Burnette.
He is survived by two brothers, Michael Anthony Burnette and Dakota Shelton Burnette of
Jackson. Friends may call two hours prior to the service from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday,
November 15, 2003 with a graveside service following at the Fairmount Cemetery.
Debra L. Cupp
Died: Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Age: 47

Debra L. Cupp, age 47, State Route 124, Wilkesville, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2003
at Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in Louisiana January 8, 1956.

She was predeceased by her father Wayne Perkins and a sister, Lori Perkins.

She is survived by her husband, Alfred Cupp; her mother, Barbara Perkins; two sons, Jay Craft
and Thomas Craft, both of Wilkesville; three daughters, Ginger Jones of Wellston, Jeri Robinson
and Melissa Lambert, both of Louisiana; one brother, Barry Perkins of Louisiana. Five
grandchildren also survive.

There will be no calling hours and a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the
family.

Arrangements under the direction of the Mayhew Funeral Home.
Jimmie M. Potter
Died: Monday, November 10, 2003
Age: 76

Jimmie M. Potter, age 76 of Oak Hill, Ohio, (Gallia County) went to be with the Lord Nov. 10,
2003 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born Feb. 27, 1927 to the late Sherman
and Angie (Reynolds) Potter at Jackhorn, Kentucky.

Jimmie was a longtime member of the Church of Christ at Pyro, Ohio. He retired from Southern
Ohio Coal Company as a coal miner, and he was an avid former timber operator/owner.

He is survived by sons, Elwin (Judy), Mac (Betty), David (Dawn), Joe, and Jerome, all of Oak
Hill, Sherman (Sherry) of Gallipolis; daughters, Carolyn Potter, Verlene Rucker, and Eileen
(Marty) Jones, all of Oak Hill, Glenda Holcomb, Ashland, Ky., Marsha Ehman, Gallipolis, Ohio,
and Elaine (Duane) Saunders, Sarasota, Florida, Melissa (Shawn) Clark, Ironton, Ohio; also
surviving are brothers, Irvin (Vicki) Potter and Owen (Janice) Potter, both of Oak Hill; 36
grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren, who dearly loved their grandpa, also survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Martha (Strange) Potter; two sons, one in
infancy and Michael T. Potter; two brothers, one in infancy and Clyde Potter; two sisters, Matie
Wyatt and Dorothy; also sons-in-law, Asa Rucker and Steve Ehman.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Church of Christ at Pyro, Ohio
with Brother J. W. Holcomb officiating, burial followed in C. M. Cemetery. Friends called 1 hour
prior to the service and also 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home
in Oak Hill, Ohio.
David S. Payne
Died: Monday, November 10, 2003
Age: 71

David S. Payne, 71, of Newark, Ohio, and formerly of Wellston, died Monday morning, Nov. 10,
2003, at the Dayton VA Medical Center following three and one-half years of kidney disease. He
was born May 15, 1932, at Sciotoville, Ohio, son of the late John Luther Payne and Mable St.
Francis Bowen Payne. He was a CPL in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was badly injured at the
end of the Korean War in 1955. He was a successful insurance agent for Nationwide in Gahanna.
He received his psychology degree at Florida Atlantic University and Nova University. He
participated as a post commander at the American Legion in Gahanna. He was a member of the
Newark Eagles Area 387 and the VFW Post #9092 in Wellston. Besides his parents, he was
preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by one son, John C. Payne of Florida; one daughter, Kim Miller (Nelson) of
Newark, Ohio; five grandchildren, Mike, David, Kalina, Marilyn, and Nauleo; three great-
grandchildren, Storm, Emily, and Louis; one brother, Everett Payne of Hebron, Ohio; six sisters,
Mary Houser of Florida, Ethel Sizemore of South Webster, Juanita Ramey of Jackson, Velma
Downey of Stockdale, Clara Schwartz and Linda Wilson of Sidney, Ohio; also several nieces and
nephews survive.

Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Graveside services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Salem Cemetery with the Rev. A. B. Maloy
officiating. Military services will be by the American Legion Post #371 of Wellston. The family
suggests memorial contributions be made in David’s memory to Wellston VFW Post #9092, 1719
Broadway St., Wellston, Ohio 45692.
Harry Fling
Died: Monday, November 10, 2003
Age: 85

Harry Fling, age 85, Springer Road, Chillicothe, Jackson County, Ohio, passed away Monday,
Nov. 10, 2003 at Heartland of Jackson. He was born Oct. 29, 1918 in Haydenville, Ohio, to the
late Delmar and Nellie Louise (Wolfe) Fling. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a
brother.

He is survived by one son, Charles Woodall of Texas; two daughters, Barbara Lucio of Paulding,
Ohio, Linda Avery of Texas; one sister, Mary Long of Cincinnati.

Funeral service will be Friday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home with the Rev.
Roger Cartwright officiating. Calling hours will be two hours prior to the service on Friday. Burial
will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Kathryn Poe
Died: Thursday, November 06, 2003

On Nov. 6, 2003, Kathryn Poe went home to be with Jesus. She was preceded in death by her
mother, Frances Poe.

She is survived by four children, Amy, Jeremy, Joni and Shane of Wellston; two grandchildren,
Jeremy and Kayla of Tennessee; a sister, Nellie Wiseman of Wellston; a brother, Clarence
McKinniss of Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends called at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston on Friday, Nov. 7
from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home
with the Reverend Kay Webb officiating. Mount Carmel Cemetery served as the final resting
place.
Dustin Ranger Sherrick
Died: Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Age: 11

Dustin Ranger Sherrick, age 11, of Chillicothe died Wednesday, November 5, 2003 in Columbus.
He is survived by his parents Diana Davis of Chillicothe and Franklin Sherrick of South Carolina.
Funeral arrangements are by the Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.
Dustin Ranger Sherrick
Died: Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Age: 11

Dustin Ranger Sherrick, age 11, of Chillicothe died Wednesday, November 5, 2003 in Columbus.
He is survived by his parents Diana Davis of Chillicothe and Franklin Sherrick of South Carolina.
Funeral arrangements are by the Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.
Lola Maloy
Died: Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Age: 97

Lola Maloy, age 97, of Wellston, passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at Jenkins
Memorial Health Facility in Wellston, following an extended illness. She was born on April 14,
1906 in Wellston to Stafford and Lestie (Drake) Hamer. She was married to Brice Maloy on
November 8, 1925. Mrs Maloy was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, A.B. (Marjorie) Maloy, two grandchildren, Becky
and Tim (Kathy) Maloy and two great-grandchildren, T.J. and Marcus Maloy, all of Hamden. She
is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Curtis Hamer and three sisters, Ava
Belles, Lydian Walburn and Betty Helm.

Friends may call on Saturday, November 8 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the J.P. Rogers Funeral
Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston. Services will be Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m. at Wills
Chapel Church, West Broadway, Wellston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the
church. Burial will follow at the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Lola B. Maloy
Died: Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Age: 97

Lola B. Maloy, age 97, of East 7th Street, Wellston, Ohio passed away Wednesday, November 5,
2003 at the Jenkins Memorial Health Facility in Wellston, Ohio following an extended illness. She
was born to the late Stafford and Lestie (Drake) Hamer on April 14, 1906 in Wellston. Lola was
in the first graduating class of Wellston High School, Class of 1924. She was married to Brice
Maloy on November 8, 1925. Mrs. Maloy was a homemaker. She was a member of Wills Chapel
Church in Wellston and a member of the Chase Chapter Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, A. B. (Marjorie) Maloy; two grandchildren,
Becky and Tim (Kathy) Maloy; and two great-grandchildren T. J. and Marcus Maloy, all of
Hamden, Ohio; also survived by several nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Brice Maloy; one brother, Curtis
Hamer; and three sisters Ava Belles, Lydian Walburn, and Betty Helm.

Friends may call Saturday, Nov. 8 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, 120 West
Broadway, Wellston, Ohio. Services will be Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m. at Wills Chapel
Church, West Broadway, Wellston, Ohio. Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the
church. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Lola Maloy
Died: Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Age: 97

Lola Maloy, age 97, of Wellston, passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at Jenkins
Memorial Health Facility in Wellston, following an extended illness. She was born on April 14,
1906 in Wellston to Stafford and Lestie (Drake) Hamer. She was married to Brice Maloy on
November 8, 1925. Mrs Maloy was a homemaker.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, A.B. (Marjorie) Maloy, two grandchildren, Becky
and Tim (Kathy) Maloy and two great-grandchildren, T.J. and Marcus Maloy, all of Hamden. She
is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother, Curtis Hamer and three sisters, Ava
Belles, Lydian Walburn and Betty Helm.

Friends may call on Saturday, November 8 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the J.P. Rogers Funeral
Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston. Services will be Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m. at Wills
Chapel Church, West Broadway, Wellston. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the
church. Burial will follow at the Ridgewood Cemetery.
John Thomas Smith
Died: Saturday, November 01, 2003
Age: 75

John Thomas Smith, age 75, of Tuppers Plains, Ohio, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at his
residence. He was born Sept. 9, 1928 in Betsy Lane, Kentucky, son of the late Floyd and
Gertrude McDaniel Smith. He was a supervisor of shipping for United National Bank of
Parkersburg, W. Va. He was also a member of the Belpre Masonic Lodge 609, the Alladin Shrine
Club of Columbus and Belpre.

He is survived by one son, Wayne Smith; four grandchildren, Tracey, Kelly, Jason and Jared;
three great-granddaughters, Emily, Katie and Sage; two great-grandsons, Austin and Jaden. He
was also preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, Nov. 9 at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holzer Hospice in Gallipolis, Ohio.
Robert D. Rhea
Died: Saturday, November 01, 2003
Age: 73

Robert D. Rhea, age 73, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2003 at the Ohio State University
Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Born in Jackson on July 23,1930 to the late Harry and
Marjorie (Sears) Rhea, he was a lifelong resident of Tropic Street. He graduated from Jackson
High School in 1948 and was a four year veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He attended Ohio State
University and received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rio
Grande University. He retired in 1991 after working for over 30 years in the Jackson County and
the Jackson City School systems.

He is survived by brothers, Jack and Ronald Rhea of Jackson and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by parents; one sister Kathleen; and two brothers, Dale and Larry.

Funeral service were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at the Eisnaugle Lewis Funeral
Home with Pastor Eddie Johnson officiating with burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Military graveside
services were provided by Chapter #45 Disabled American Veterans. Friends called from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m., prior to the funeral which was held Tuesday November 4 at the funeral home.
Katherine S. Kisor
Died: Saturday, November 01, 2003
Age: 83

Katherine S. Kisor, age 83, of Mulga Road, Wellston, passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at
her residence. She was born in Wellston on Oct. 18, 1920, daughter of the late Bert and Florence
Smith Lenegar. Katherine was a loving mother and homemaker.

She is survived by daughter, Kathy Kisor of Wellston, Bert D. and Virgene Kisor of Jackson and
William R. and Sandy Kisor of Wellston, as well as great-grandson, Terry Kerr of Wellston, who
was raised in the home; brothers and sisters-in-law, Vic and Mary Lou Lenegar of Wellston, Ray
and Hester Lenegar of Jackson and James an Dreama Lenegar of Westerville; sisters and a
brother-in-law, Pheobe and Bub Frazee of Hamden, Bonnie Nichols of McArthur, Jane Spellacy of
Circleville and Gladys Cardwell of Wellston; as well as 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Howard W. Kisor in 1984;
brothers, Joe Lenegar, Bert Lenegar and Charles Lenegar; sister, Betty Frisby and great-
granddaughter, Katherine Kisor. Calling hours were held Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the
McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the
McWilliams Funeral Home with the Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial followed in the Salem
Cemetery.
Everett Bishop
Died: Friday, October 31, 2003
Age: 73

Everett Bishop, age 73, of Homosassa, Florida, and a former Vinton County resident, passed
away Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at his residence. He was born March 17, 1930 in Regina, Kentucky,
son of the late John E.. and Bessie Ann Branham Bishop. Everett was retired Production Engineer
for Continental Corporation of Columbus. After moving to Homosassa, he became a driver for
Crystal Chevrolet. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

He is survived by his companion JoAnne Chronabery of Homosassa, Fla.; son, Jeffrey Bishop of
Grove City; daughter, Theresa Lynn Hicks of Columbus; brothers, Felix Bishop of Angleton,
Texas and Carl Bishop of Hamden; sister, Marjorie Preece of Homosassa, Fla.; as well as four
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home. Burial will
be in the Hamden Cemetery.
Arnold Denney
Died: Friday, October 31, 2003
Age: 73

Arnold Denney, age 73, Beaver Pike Road, Beaver, Ohio passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2003 at
OSU Medical Center, Columbus. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Cox Funeral Home in
Beaver.
Timothy I. Miller
Died: Thursday, October 30, 2003
Age: 100

Timothy I. Miller, age 100, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, and a former resident of Jackson,
passed away at St. Lukes Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003. He was born in
Jackson County, Ohio on Nov. 1, 1902 to the late Ulysses and Mayme (Bartlett) Miller.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife. Lena Miller, and two brothers.

He is survived by one son, Robert Miller of Phoenix, Arizona; one daughter, Judy Lambert of
Huntington, W. Va.; one sister, Mary Miller of Jackson; five grandchildren; six great-
grandchildren; one nephew and two nieces who all reside in Jackson, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Monday, Nov. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m., where services
will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. with Kathryn Loxley officiating. Burial will follow in
Fairmount Cemetery.
Jennie L. Miller
Died: Thursday, October 30, 2003
Age: 95

Jennie L. (Blake) Miller, age 95 of Jackson, passed away Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003 at Heartland of
Jackson. She was born on Nov. 1, 1907 to the late John W. and Judy (Yinger) Blake. Jennie was
a member of the Vega United Methodist Church and a life member of Loyal Order of the Moose.

She is survived by two daughters, Vicki L. Michael of Thurman, and Winifred (Ronald) Dobbins of
Jonesville, Michigan; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-
grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Fred R. Miller; two daughters,
Virginia Brohard and Carolyn Turner; one brother, Lewis Blake; and sister Lucy Curtis.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with
Ronald White officiating, with burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Family and friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made
to Heartland Hospice of Portsmouth, 35 Bierly Road, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.
Irene Rister
Died: Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Age: 85

Irene Rister, age 85, of South Webster passed away Wednesday October 29, 2003 at Holzer
Medical Center, Jackson. Born in Scioto County, Ohio, October 6, 1918 to the late James and
Jane (Tomlin) Sprouse. She was a homemaker and a member of Olive Furnace Baptist Church.

She is survived by sons, James of Ocala, Florida; Ray of Sheffied Village, Ohio; Danny of
Vermillion, Ohio; one daughter, Sandy Patton of South Webster.

She was a devoted grandmother to 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one
brother, Will Sprouse of Jackson also survives.

She was preceded in death by husband, Clifford in 1995; parents; son, Michael; five sisters and
two brothers also preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 1, 2003 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home with the Rev. Danny Boggs officiating. Burial followed at C. M. Cemetery. Friends may call
one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Justine Essence Manning
Died: Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Justine Essence Manning, 4 mo. infant, daughter of Matthew and Allison (Harris) Manning of
Taylor Hollow Rd., Piketon. Passed away Weds., Oct. 29, 2003. Funeral arrangement are under
the direction of Cox Funeral Home.
Merrill E. Geer
Died: Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Age: 81

Merrill E. Geer, age 81, of Buckeye Park Road, Wellston, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct.
29, 2003 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. He was born March 27, 1922 at Buckeye
Park Road in Wellston, son of the late Wesley and Florence Turner Geer. Merrill was a 1940
graduate of Wellston High School. He served with the 9th Bomb Group of the 20th Air Force
having served in communications during World War II on Tinian Island in the South Pacific. He
was a former employee of Farson and Loman Trucking out of Ashland, Kentucky. Merrill was a
member of the Teamsters Local Union #505 and the Fairview Church of Christ in Christian Union.


He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pauline Kisor Geer; children, Terry Geer and wife Carolyn
of Jackson, Merrill E. “Gene” Geer, Jr., and wife Jeanette of Wellston and Billijean Wright and
husband, John of Ewington; as well as eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 10 great-
grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren; as well as many other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Wesley Roy Geer and three
grandchildren.

Calling hours were held Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home, where funeral
services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Denver McCarty officiating. Burial followed in
the Salem Cemetery with military graveside services by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
Merrill Geer
Died: Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Age: 81

Merrill Geer, age 81, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday evening, October 29, 2003 at
Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Funeral arrangements will be announced by the
McWilliams Funeral Home.
Betty Burge
Died: Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Age: 68

Betty (Peggy) Burge, 68, of 999 N. Buck Rd. #43, Marblehead, OH, died Tuesday at her
daughters home in Columbus, Ohio. Peggy has battled cancer for the past 16 years. Born Sept.
19, 1935 in Buffalo, N.Y. to the late Harrison and Norma (Anderson) White. She was married
August 13, 1955 to Dr. James “Jim” Burge who survives.

Peggy is also survived by son Donald Burge, Buckeye Lake, Ohio; Darlene Burge, Columbus,
Denyse Elam and husband Mark of Louisville, KY; eight grandchildren, Michelle Wilson, Stephanie
Curry, Ashley Harrison, Kristopher and Paige Elam, Jessica Sanders, Amanda and Samantha
Burge; three great- grandchildren, and siblings, David White, Roger White, Joan Baker, and
Shirley Myrus.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sister Beverly Leamer.

Peggy was a homemaker and attended Nyack Bible college. She loved her family deeply and
enjoyed doing anything with them. Her home was her castle as she enjoyed every aspect of
homemaking. Gardening and working in the flowers was her love. Her faith was extremely deep
as she led us by being an example.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. in the Whitehall United Methodist Church,
525 Bernhard, Columbus. Following the celebration of her life there will be cremation with final
disposition at a later date. Friends may call at the church on Thursday where the family will
receive friends from 2 to 9 p.m. Memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel East Hospice in her
memory.
Dorothy Grow
Died: Monday, October 27, 2003
Age: 78

Dorothy Grow, age 78, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday Oct. 27, 2003 at Heartland of
Jackson. Born Nov. 8, 1924 in Waterbury, Ct. to the late Wilbur and Malvina (Evon) Shepard.
She was a graduate of the Wilby High School class of 1943 in Waterburg, Ct., she was employed
by Century Brass and the Dept. of Public Assistance until her retirement. Dorothy was an active
member of Calvary United Methodist Church and the Jackson Senior Center.

She is survived by son, Everett and daughter-in-law, Debbie Grow of Jackson; daughter, Janice
and son-in-law, John Caldeira of Waterbury, Ct.; step-son, William Grow of Jackson; grandson,
Chad (Julie) Grow; granddaughter, Tina (Darren) Mapes and Stacey Caldeira; great-
grandchildren, D. J. and Dillon Mapes; sister, Eleanor Costello, Boynton Beach, Fl.; several
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents and daughter, Sharon.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2003 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the time of the service on Friday, Oct. 31.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 483 Chillicothe
Pike, Jackson, Ohio 45640 or to Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.
Paul Severt
Died: Monday, October 27, 2003
Age: 89

Paul Severt, age 89 of Zanesville, Ohio passed away October 27, 2003 at 7:15 a.m. at the
Sunny View Nursing Home in Zanesville, Ohio. Born Sept. 5, 1914 In Obids Township, Ashe
County, North Carolina to the late William F. and Loutisha (Bare) Severt. He was a descendent of
the first Severt, Bare, Mash, Miller, and Patrick families of Ashe County, North Carolina.

When he was about three years old he came with his parents, two brothers and two sisters from
Ashe County, North Carolina to live on a 200 acre farm that his mother and father had
purchased in Greenfield Township, Gallia County, Ohio. There he grew to manhood and met and
married his late wife Parthine (Donley) Severt who he married in 1934. In the 1930's he worked
for the W.P.A. The early 1940's he worked as a coal miner then worked to help build the Atomic
Plant in Portsmouth, Ohio. His last job was lumberjack that he kept until about 1980 till health
forced him to give up his job.

He and his wife were blessed with five daughters and three sons of which six survive, Betty
(Ben) Clifton of Oak Hill, June Clay of Columbus, Kenneth (Janice) Severt of Marion, Ohio, Faye
(Lloyd) Adams of Zanesville, Janet Bohn of Zanesville, and Jeff (Glenda) Severt of Marion, Ohio;
24 grandchildren and 25 grandchildren; and a sister, Effie E. Ford of Zanesville.

He was preceded in death by parents; wife, Parthine (Donley) Severt on Sept. 3, 1988; two
children Pauline Severt on April 20, 1957; son Paul; two brothers, Claude in 1997 and Glenn in
1968; also two sisters preceded him, Blanche Migliore in 1998 and LouBeth Stemm on Mar. 26,
2003.

Funeral service will held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home
with burial to follow at Gallia Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the funeral home.
Dorothy Grow
Died: Monday, October 27, 2003
Age: 84

Dorothy Grow, age 84, of Jackson, Ohio passed away Monday, October 27, 2003 at Heartland of
Jackson. Arrangements are pending by the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home (286-2010).
Ronald K. Kisor
Died: Friday, October 24, 2003
Age: 63

Ronnie Kisor, age 63, of Oak Hill, Ohio passed away on Friday, Oct. 24, 2003 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 10, 1940 in Oak Hill, Ohio to Geneva (McCain) Kisor and the late Floyd Kisor.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Valerie “June” Kisor; four children, Lisa (Allen)
Woolum of Patriot, Ohio; Robin (John) Shaffer of Hamilton, Ohio; Chris (Gretchen) Kisor and
Ronda (Marty) Daft, both of Oak Hill; seven grandchildren, Alison, Joshua, Shane, Benjamin,
Toree, Adam, and Hallee; sisters, Freda (Carl) Byrd, of Oak Hill, Mary (Glen) Murphy of Bradford,
Ohio and Tammy (Earl) Cherrington of Oak Hill. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews,
cousins, a host of good friends, and his dogs, Chip and Buddy.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Kisor and sister, Wilma Strickland.

Family and friends may call at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 2 to 8
p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Evangelical Church, 5104
SR 93, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Burial will be made in Horeb Cemetery.


Dallas Joe Shaline
Died: Thursday, October 23, 2003
Age: 84

Dallas (Joe) Sheline, age 84, formerly of Taft Street, Jackson passed away Thursday, Oct. 23,
2003 at the Four Winds Nursing Home. Born October 26,1918 in Jackson County to the late
William and Ora (Exline) Sheline. He attended Calvary United Methodist Church and retired from
the State Highway Department after 30 years. Dallas was an avid Ohio State University Buckeye
fan, the Cleveland Browns and a Jackson High School Ironman fan. Survived by wife Shirley
(Kuhn) Sheline; son; Jeff Evans, granddaughter; Desiree Evans; one sister, Cherry (Ed) Shields
and special buddy Luke Shields; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents; also brothers, Curt and Delmer Sheline; sisters; Helen Leach and
Freda Musick.

Funeral service 1 p.m. will be held Sunday, October 26 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home
with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating, burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call
from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, Sat., Oct. 25.
Robert Wayne Byer
Died: Thursday, October 23, 2003
Age: 66

Robert Wayne Byer, 66, of Gallipolis, passed away after an extended illness on October 23, 2003
at his residence. He was born January 13, 1937 in Leon, West Virginia, the only child to Cecil
Raymond and Elizabeth Edith Byer and the only grandchild to Denzil Levi and Gertrude Agnes
Byer .

Robert attended Leon Grade School and graduated from Pt. Pleasant High School in 1955. After
graduation, Robert went to work on a boat for Raikes Towing. During his thirty-nine years on the
river, he worked for several companies: Bosworth's, Mississippi Valley Lines, ACBL, AEP, and
Ohio River Company, from which he retired after twenty-two years due to lung diseases. For two
years, Robert worked for his son Joe running a Nascar store called Treasure Chest, formerly
Collector's Closet where he enjoyed all the people he met. He also attended Chapel Hill Church of
Christ.

On April 4, 1954, he married Rita Kay Graham of Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia. Together they had
five children, Teresa Ann (Rusty) Pennington, of Sarasota, Florida, Pamela Dawn (Paul) Pickens
of Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia, Roger Shane (Dionne) Byer of Crown City, Ohio, Gregory Allen
(Jan) Byer of Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia, and John Raymond (Rita) Byer of Letart, West Virginia.
From this marriage he had nine grandchildren, Matthew David, Mark Campbell, and Michael Paul
Belasco, Paul William Pickens, Shane Wesley Byer, Gretchen Ray and Lindsey Dawn Byer, Joshua
Levi and Chelsea Elizabeth Byer, and one granddaughter, Shana Kayann due in January to Shane
and Dionne Byer.

Robert met his second wife, Cassandra Hammond in January of 1973, and they were married
June 10, 1975. They had one daughter, Leann Leshae Byer of Gallipolis, Ohio. Robert has three
step-children, Lisa Lavonne (Jason) Ward of Thurman, Ohio, Leda Dale (Trent) Harrison of
Gallipolis, Ohio and Frankie Joe (Sharlene) Hammond of Gallipolis, Ohio. He has four step-
grandchildren, Morgan Douglas and Mackenzie Franklin Halley, Olivia Jade Harrison, Aleaha
Katelyn Brace, and step grandson due in April to be named after him Brayden Wayne Hammond.
Also surviving is an uncle, Robert McGuire of Jessie, West Virginia, several aunts, and cousins
and a very special friend Jerry Back.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, and by several aunts and uncles.

Services will be 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 26, 2003 at Willis Funeral Home with Preacher Victor
Jarrell officiating. Burial will follow in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at Willis
Funeral Home on Saturday, October 25, 2003 from 6 to 9 p.m. Pallbearers will be Joe Hammond,
Greg Byer, Shane Byer, John Byer, Paul Pickens, and Rusty Pennington. Honorary Pallbearer will
be Jerry Back.

In lieu of flowers please consider making contributions to Holzer Hospice 100 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631. Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com for e-mail condolences.
Erin Ashley Bannon
Died: Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Age: 61

Dr. Erin Ashley Bannon, age 61, passed away Oct. 22, 2003 unexpectedly at home. She was a
graduate of Ohio University and received her MA and PhD from The Ohio State University. She
was an Ass’t Professor in Sociology and Criminology at Ohio University, Chillicothe, and worked
at Columbus Psychological Services. She was a member of American Society of Criminology,
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, American Sociological Association, American Statistical
Association, American Psychological Association, Ohio Council of Criminal Justice Educators,
Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, North Central Sociological Association, Homicide
Researcher’s Working Group, and Southeastern Ohio GIS User’s Group.

She was preceded in death by mother, Phyllis Myers; father, William Johnson; uncles, Ed, Tom
and Carroll Patterson; aunt, Ruth (Fred) Robinson.

She is survived by loving aunt, Doris Patterson; cousins; loyal friends; good neighbors;
colleagues; students and clients.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service planned by her colleagues will be held Friday,
Nov. 14, 2003 at 10 a.m. in the Stevenson Center on the Ohio University/Chillicothe campus.
Friends and relatives may contact Jane Touvell c/o Cook & Sons - Pallay Funeral Home, (614)
444-7861 Memorial contributions may be made in Ashley’s memory to Scioto Valley Habitat for
Humanity, P. O. Box 6125, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601 or to a favorite charity.
Dennis Darrell Myers
Died: Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Age: 55

Dennis Darrell Myers, age 55, of Marion, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 at his
residence. Born June 15, 1948 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Dennis Hayden and Edna Maxine
(McDonald) Myers. Dennis was a computer programmer, he also served in the U.S. Air Force in
Viet Nam.

He is survived by sister, Marsha (Steve) Longberry of Marion, Ohio; nephew, Robert Slavens;
and niece Michelle Lynn.

Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with
burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson, Ohio, and military graveside services by
Chapter #45 of the Disabled American Veterans. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 25 at the funeral home.
Ruby Ingall
Died: Monday, October 20, 2003
Age: 78

Ruby Ingall, age 78, of Beaver, died Sunday, October 20, 2003 at the Pike Community Hospital.
She is survived by husband Hubert Ingall. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.
Franklin D. Harris, Jr.
Died: Monday, October 20, 2003

Franklin D. Harris Jr., age 27 months, of Waverly, died Sunday, October 20, 2003 at Children’s
Hospital in Columbus. He is survived by parents Franklin and Edna (Sperry) Harris.
Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.
Ruie Evelyn Merrick
Died: Sunday, October 19, 2003
Age: 97

Ruie Evelyn (Fairchild) Merrick, age 97, went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2003. She was
born in Prestonsburg, Kentucky on June 2, 1906, the daughter to the late Pearlie and Eban
(Collinsworth) Fairchild. She resided in Jackson, Ohio until 1973, at which time she moved to
Wells Manor, Wellston, Ohio. In 2002, Ruie entered Four Winds Nursing Facility due to failing
health.

She survived by three daughters and sons-in law, Frankie and Herman Addis of Lancaster, Ohio,
Jane and Jack Argabright of Wellston, Ohio, Doris and John Simpson of Jackson, Ohio and two
sons and daughters-in law, Larry (Dick) and Betty Merrick of Columbus, Ohio and James and
Carrie Merrick of Duluth, Minn. Also surviving are one son-in law, David Fannin and his wife
Sylvia of Jackson, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Ann Redwine of Gallipolis; two sisters-in-law,
Velma Timblin and Madelyn Greer of Columbus, Ohio, twenty-eight grandchildren, fifty-nine
great grandchildren, and fourteen great-great grandchildren.

Ruie is preceded in death by her parents, one son, William H. (Bill) Merrick, one daughter,
Marilyn Joyce Fannin and one daughter-in-law, Donna Merrick.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at the Lighthouse Church with
Pastor Jeffrey Argabright officiating with burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.

Martha I. Roderick
Died: Sunday, October 19, 2003
Age: 76

Martha I. Roderick, age 76, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2003 at the Holzer
Medical Center, Jackson. Born in Athens, Ohio May 15, 1927 to the late Robert Ralph and Lena
(Oxley) Barker, she grew up on the Barker family farm outside Athens, Ohio and in Mount.
Vernon, Ohio. Moved to Jackson, Ohio in 1940 and graduated from Jackson High School in 1945.
Attended nursing college at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Worked as a caseworker for the
Jackson County Children’s Services for 20 years, was a member of the First Presbyterian Church,
and a charter member and past president of the Junior Woman’s League.

Survived by husband, John Edwin Roderick, Jr., for 55 years; daughters, Kathy (Garth) Closter,
Jill (Kenny) Harr; and one son, David Barker (Linda) Roderick. Seven grandchildren also survive,
Seth, Tyson, Casey, Kevin, Ryan, Benjamin, and Lauren; sisters, Elizabeth (John) Kidd of Lake
Wylie, N.C, Dorothy (Sidney) Mintz, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Ruth (John) Metz of Evansville,
Ind., and sisters-in-law, Mrs. Maxine Barker of Mesa Az., and Mrs. Jane Ballard of Waverly, Ohio.

Martha is preceded in death by her parents; one son, John Stephen Roderick; and brother
Colonel Robert O. Barker.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, with Rev. David Downton officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends
may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at the funeral home.

Memorail contributions may be made to the Jackson City Library, 21 Broadway Street, Jackson,
Ohio 45640 or to the Jackson COunty Childrens Services, Christmas Fund, 25 East South Street,
Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Peggy J. Scudder
Died: Sunday, October 19, 2003
Age: 71

Peggy J. Ross Scudder, age 71, of Wellston, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October
19, 2003 at her residence surrounded by family and friends. She was born September 3, 1932 in
Jackson, Ohio to the Late Homer and Ethel Vance Humphreys. Peggy was a homemaker and an
avid bowler.

She is survived by her husband Harry Scudder; children, Thomas Snyder, Rick (Cindy) Ross,
Dean Ross, Dane (Stacey) Ross and Lora Ross, all of Wellston; sister Pearl Gilliland of Wellston,
as well as nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several loving nieces and nephews
and good friends.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, October 21, 2003 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the McWilliams
Funeral Home, with Pastor Rob Ervin officiating. Burial will be in the Coalton Cemetery.
James Johnson
Died: Saturday, October 18, 2003
Age: 82

James “Jim” Johnson, age 82, of Columbia, Tenn., and a former Wellston resident, passed away
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003 at his residence. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on Nov. 12, 1920,
son of the late James W. and Elizabeth Francis Custer Johnson. Jim was retired from the
Uranium Enrichment Plant in Piketon. He was a member of the Hope United Methodist Church in
Wellston and attended the Bigbyville United Methodist Church in Columbia. Jim served in the
United States Marines during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post 371
of Wellston and was a mason in the Black Diamond Lodge #538 of Wellston.

He is survived by son Jim (Patsy) Johnson of Columbia, Tenn.; daughter, Barbara (Buddy) Smith
of Ellisville, MS.; step-son, Paul (Rhoda) Robinette of Charlotte, N.C.; step-daughters, Sue
Dodson of Charlotte, N.C. and Judy Robinette of Ashland, Ky.; as well as 22 grandchildren; 28
great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours. Graveside services were held Friday, Oct. 31, 2003 at 1 p.m. at
the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial
contributions be made to the Hope United Methodist Church, 221 East First St., Wellston, Ohio
45692. Funeral services are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home.
Nell Rose Chapman
Died: Saturday, October 18, 2003
Age: 93

Nell Rose Chapman, our beloved aunt, died Saturday evening, October 18, 2003, at the age of
93 at Jenkins Memorial Health Facility in Wellston. She was a former resident of Hamden, Ohio.
She was born in West Liberty, Kentucky, December 12, 1909, to the late Benjamin Franklin Rose
and Gilley Anna Day Rose.

Besides, her parents, she is preceded in death by her devoted husband of almost 55 years, D.M.
“Slim” Chapman and their only child Danella Ann Chapman, who died at the age of 17 months.

Nell was the last surviving sibling of her four sisters, Rhoda Scott, Ollie Nickell, Jenny Davis, and
Bertha Tedrow. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Wesley Rose.

Surviving nieces are, Mary Ann Silvestrucci of Logan, West Virginia, Amalee Soteriades of
Whitehall, Ohio, Anna Lou Wilson of Okeechobee, Fla., Ann Reed of Punta Gorda Fla.; nephew
John Steele of Okeechobee, Fla.; great nieces, Edna Arthur of Gilbert, Arizona and Beverly
Womeldorf of Hamden, Ohio; great nephew, David Silvestrucci of Charleston, W. Va., also
several other nieces and nephews also survive.

Nell was a member of the Hamden Methodist Church. She was initiated into the O.E.S. in 1949.
She owned and operated a hot dog stand in Hamden that became known as the Outside Inn
Restaurant. Later, square dances and auctions were held on the premises, with “Slim” serving as
an auctioneer and square dance caller and with Nell always working by his side. She loved
animals and especially her many dogs and horses. She had a good full life and was thankful to
count her blessings. Her home was always open to family and friends. You will be missed
immensely until the time we are together again.

“Think of me as withdrawn into the dimness, Yours still, you mine; Remember all the best of our
past moments and forget the rest; and so, to where I wait, Come gently on.”

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with Rev.
A.B. Maloy officiating. Burial will follow in the Hamden Cemetery. Friends may call at the Jenkins
Chapel on Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m., where O.E.S. services by the Hamden Chapter will be
held at 7:30 p.m.
Dwight D. King
Died: Saturday, October 18, 2003
Age: 53

Dwight D. King of Wheelersburg, died Saturday, October 18, 2003 at his residence.

He was born August 23, 1950 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Arthur Eugene King and Ila Mabel
King. Dwight graduated from Jackson High School and received his Bachelor of Business
Administration Degree from Ohio University. He served in the US Navy from 1968 to 1972 during
the Vietnam War. Dwight was previously employed at Wil-Car Ent. for 27 years. He was owner of
the Oak Hill Sundry for 18 years. For the past three years he was comptroller for Winchester
Wholesale in Winchester, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Susan Roberts King, who he married August 3, 1969 in
Jackson, Ohio. Also surviving are two sons, Tony (Missy) King of LeGrange, Ky., and Tyson
(Summer) King of Wheelersburg, two grandsons, Brock and Turner King of LeGrange; two
brothers, Greg King of Eustis, Fla., and Marlin Fox of Napperville, Ill.; and one sister, Carolyn
Gilliland of Jackson. Also surviving are his in-laws, Jarvie and Libby Roberts of Jackson.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2001 at the Harrison-Pyles
Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Pastor Jim Benner officiating. Internment will be in
Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson, Ohio at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Friends may be made to Hospice of
SOMC.
Earl E. McCoy
Died: Thursday, October 16, 2003
Age: 58

Earl E. McCoy, age 58, of Thurman, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, October
16, 2003 at his home with his son T.J. and Lisa Gieke by his side. He was born in Pikeville, KY on
May 16, 1945, to the late Trimble and Stella Kitchen McCoy.

Surviving are three children, son, T.J. McCoy and Lisa Gieke of Oak Hill; daughters, Patricia
Brown and Kristy McCoy of Texas; and one granddaughter, Ashley Jean McCoy of Oak Hill who
was very precious and loved by her Papa. She would read his favorite Bible verse, Psalm 23, to
him at home.

He also leaves behind six sisters, Mandy Bishop of Flat Gap, KY, Vina Coleman and Willa Mae
Gray of Oak Hill, Margie and Charley Greer of Grayson, KY, Peggy and Jr. Mills of Barboursville,
W.Va.; and step sister Helen Miller of Arizona.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John, Carl, Jessie, Walker,
Homer, Harold, Bob and Trimble, Jr; step-brother, Harrison McCoy; sisters, Hazel and Betty;
step sisters, Hester, Hopie, Hattie and Louise McIntosh. He leaves behind a host of nieces and
nephews, relatives and friends. For the past five months of his illness and niece, and sometimes
called nurse, Judy Coleman was with him and took care of him in his home.

Earl got saved and baptized at home on August 18, 2003 by Rev. Fred Crabtree of Oak Hill who
had visited him at home and brought his guitar and sang to him “I am going to stroll over
Heaven with you” and “Roses never fade.” He enjoyed his company.

There will be no calling hours or services at this time. Earl had donated his body to the Ohio
University College of Osteopathic Medicine Willed Body Program of Athens. Memorial
contributions may be sent to his niece, Judy Rose at P.O. Box 186, Hamden, OH 45634. There
will be a memorial service held in Athens next summer.
Stephen Todd Horsley
Died: Thursday, October 16, 2003
Age: 37

Stephen Todd Horsley, age 37, of 3511 Chelsea Lane, Johnson City, died Thursday, Oct. 16,
2003, at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Portsmouth, Ohio, Mr. Horsley was the son of
Ronald Jewett and Barbara Ann Bennie Horsley. He was an Episcopalian. Mr. Horsley was a
Quality Control engineer with Mead Paper. He was a graduate of DeVry University in Columbus,
Ohio. Mr. Horsley was an avid reader and loved Civil War history.

In addition to his parents, survivors include two sisters, Amy Lynn Bevins of Johnson City and
Heather Nicholl Lenhart of Dayton, Ohio; and two brothers, Ronald Jewett Horsley II and Joseph
Scott Horsley, both of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a
special friend, Toodles the cat.

The memorial service for Stephen was conducted at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Sunrise
Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Services, Johnson City with the Rev. Frank M. Cooper, IV officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were nieces and nephews, Ronald Horsley III, Joseph Horsley, Brendan
Horsley, Tyler A. Bevins, Stephen A. Bevins, Tara E. Horsley, Kaitlin A. Bevins and Madison N.
Lenhart.

The family received friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, in the funeral chapel.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at
www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Harold A. Richards
Died: Thursday, October 16, 2003
Age: 73

Harold A. Richards, age 73, of Route 93, Jackson, passed away Thursday, October, 16, 2003 at
his residence. He was born in Jackson County, Ohio, February 16, 1930, to the late Cecil and
Bessie Richards. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Cecil Richards, Jr.,
and a sister, Mary Hale.

Harold was a veteran of the Air Borne Rangers, U.S. Army, serving in Korea; a member of
Trowel Lodge #132 F. & A.M.; a member of American Legion Post #81 and the Disabled
American Veterans, Chapter 45; a member of Eastern Star; worked with Boy Scouts for many
years and received the Silver Beaver Award. After Harold finished high school, he went to work
for the D. T. and I Railroad as a laborer, carman, welder and painter; he was placed on
disability, September 1980. He went to pilot training and welding school at Hobart and worked in
the Civil Defense for the State of Ohio.

He was involved with the Ohio Highway Patrol for the last 35 years with the rank of Capt. in the
Auxiliary.

He is survived by his wife, Grace Eileen {Freeland) Richards; two sons, Bruce (Mary Jane)
Richards of Jackson and Jim Richards of Colorado; one daughter, Tracey Richards of Cincinnati,
Ohio; two granddaughters and one great granddaughter; six sisters, Jean Greiner of Eugene,
Oregon, Marjorie Jackson of Wellston, Ohio, Pat Arthur of Tampa, Florida, Linda Hubbard of
Lima, Ohio, Sue Luster of Springfield, Ohio and Peggy Rose of Columbus, Ohio; three brothers,
Ivan Richards of Brewster, Ohio, Robert Richards of Lima, Ohio and Donald Richards of Wellston,
Ohio.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Sunday, October 19, from 4 to 8 p.m., with
Masonic service at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 20, at 11 a.m. at the
Mayhew Funeral Home with Rev. George Copus officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairmount
Cemetery. Grave side military service will be conducted by the Disabled American Veterans,
Jackson County Chapter 45.
Michael V. Sickels
Died: Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Age: 46

Michael V. Sickels, age 46, of Gallipolis, died on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at Holzer Medical
Center. Mike was born on November 11, 1956 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Patricia A. James, who
survives him. He was a 1975 graduate of Gallia Academy High School and a graduate of the Ohio
State University. Mike enjoyed boating, nature, sports and spending time with family and
friends. He was also an avid reader and a collector of Indian artifacts.

He was formerly married to Ann M. Sickels for 22 years and from this union, a daughter Leslie A.
Sickels, who survives him. Also surviving are his mother and stepfather, Patricia A. and Marlin
James of Gallipolis; a sister, Kathy (Tom) Helm, of Wellston, and their children, Jennifer
Wiseman and Tomi Helm; a sister, Lisa A. (Don) Hofstra, of Seaford, Virginia, and their children,
Kelsey and Kaitlyn Leach; a brother, Danny (Jodi) Sickels, of Gallipolis, and their children,
Cassidy and Adam Sickels; a beloved pet dog, Gracie Mae.

Services were held on Friday, Oct. 17, 2003 at 6 p.m. at Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob
Ingram officiating. Friends called at the funeral home from 4-6 p.m. prior to the services on
Friday.

A time of celebration was held after the service at the home of Ann and Leslie Sickels at 354
Third Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Michael V. Sickels memory to Gallia Academy
High School Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 1058, Gallipolis, OH 45631.

Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com for e-mail condolences.

Audra A. Rodgers
Died: Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Age: 85

Audra A. Rodgers, age 85, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 15, 2003, at her
residence. She was born in Vinton, Ohio on Feb. 22, 1918, daughter of the late James Henry and
Edith Swick. Audra was a former employee of Kroger Bakery in Columbus for 40 years and
attended the Wellston Church of God.

She is survived by her faithful caretakers Arnold and Virginia Fountain of Wellston; brothers,
Kenneth Swick and Ivan Swick; sister, Dorothy Brandum, all of Vinton; as well as several nieces
and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glendon Rodgers; sisters,
Wilma Geer, Velma Sprague, Reva Swick and Bessie Swisher; brothers, Wayne Swick, Dolff
Swick and Dorman Swick.

Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral
services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor David
Rahamut and Rev. Martin Bales officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Pauletta D. McCormick
Died: Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Age: 73

Pauletta D. McCormick, 73, of Jackson, Ohio, died on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at her
residence. She was born on January 23, 1930 in Norwood, Ohio to the late Paul and Ina Ashcraft
Davidson. She was married to Ralph McCormick for 55 years and he survives her. Polly was a
licensed cosmetologist and an Angus cattle and horse breeder. She was a member of the State
Trotters Association and DAV Ladies Auxiliary Post #45.

Survivors in addition to her husband, Ralph McCormick of Jackson; two sons, Mike McCormick of
Berkley, California and Pat McCormick of Jackson; a granddaughter, Nichole McCormick of
Columbus; a granddaughter-in-law, Kate McCormick of Jackson; two great grandchildren, Jacob
and Hannah McCormick, both of Jackson; two sisters, Edna Mae Brandenburg of Blanchester and
Emogene Larrick of Washington Court House.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Mike McCormick; and a brother, William
R. Davidson.

Graveside services were held on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the McCormick Family
Cemetery with the Rev. Jay Tatum officiating. Friends called at the family home at 9864 State
Route 139 in Jackson from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Pallbearers were Steve Conner, Al Conner, Brian Larrick, Pat McCormick, Nichole McCormick and
Jerry Rose. Casket Bearer, Roy Brenneman.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Polly's memory to Jackson County Hospice.

Please visit www.willisfuneralhome.com for e-mail condolences.
Paul Jones Harris
Died: Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Age: 96

Paul Jones Harris, 96, died at Jenkins Memorial Assisted Living in Wellston on Oct. 15, 2003, of
pneumonia. He was a native of Wellston and a 1923 graduate of Wellston High School. He earned
his civil engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati and was a licensed Professional
Engineer (PE) in Ohio.

During his early career he held several engineering positions at such companies as Cincinnati Gas
and Electric and Nickel Plate Railroad. He also worked for the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) and an architectural firm - both located in Cleveland. Upon his return to
Jackson County, he was employed by the Goodyear Atomic Plant. After retirement, he ran for
Jackson County Engineer and was re-elected twice to that position. He retired in 1985. During his
tenture with the county, in addition to his engineerig duties, he laid the groundwork necessary to
put today’s 911 system into place.

His work in the community included volunteer engineering consultation for Wellston Water Works
and the First Baptist Church of Wellston, where he was a member and trustee. He served on the
Wellston School Board, and was an originator of the Wellston Associates, an organization formed
to attract development to the area. He was also a member of the Masons and a Lion. He was an
avid golfer and sports enthusiast, enjoyed crossword puzzles and walked at least a mile a day for
many years.

He was married to Ruth Wilson Harris in 1936 who preceded him in death in 1998. He is survived
by his son, James Paul Harris and wife Linda of Tampa, Florida; his daughter Susan Harris
McGuire and husband Patrick of Onancock, Virginia; as well as long-time companion and
housekeeper, Darlene Grant Austin; three grandchildren, James Paul Harris, Jr., Julie Harris
Cooney and David Michael Harris; three great-grandchildren, Caylin, Molly and Brendan Cooney;
as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins and loving friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in
Wellston with the Reverend A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Jenkins Chapel on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Virginia Ellen McCoy
Died: Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Age: 86

Virginia Ellen McCoy, age 86, a former resident of Vaughn Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003 at Jenkins Memorial Health Facility, Wellston, Ohio. She was born Dec. 3,
1916 in Jackson County, Ohio.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ellen (O’Neal) McCoy; a sister, Faye
McCoy; and a brother, Floyd Walter McCoy.

She was a member of the Jackson Christian Church and a former employee of the City of Jackson
and Buckeye Union Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio.

Virginia was the last of her family.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home Thursday, Oct. 16, one hour prior to the service,
which was held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Roger Cartwright and Kathryn Loxley officiating. Burial
followed in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Carolyn Howard
Died: Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Age: 86

Carolyn Howard “Big Momma”, age 86, of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003 at
Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. Born July 24, 1917 in Boyd County, Kentucky to the late Thomas
and Fannie Mae Collins. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oak Hill and a
homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Elroy (Marie) Howard and Walter (Mary) Howard, all of Pedro,
Hazel (Jim) Klott of Columbus, Jimmy (Betty) Howard of Hartville, Mack (Rita) Howard, Barbara
(Jim) McPeek, Helen Price, all of Oak Hill, Laura (Danny) Lovett of Jackson, Charles (Brenda)
Howard and Artie (Richard) Nelson, both of Oak Hill; 31 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren;
also numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Walter Howard; daughter, Lucille Howard;
grandson, Joshua Nelson; granddaughter, Bethany Howard.

Funeral services were held Saturday, 11 a.m., Oct. 18 at the First Baptist Church, 13916 SR 279,
Oak Hill, with the Rev. Kenneth Leedy officiating. Burial followed in C. M. Cemetery. Friends
called from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill. The family request
in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church.
Carolyn Howard
Died: Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Age: 86

Carolyn Howard, age 86, of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003 at Holzer Medical
Center, Jackson. Born July 24, 1917 in Boyd County, Kentucky to the late Thomas and Fannie
Mae Collins. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oak Hill and a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Elroy (Marie) Howard of Pedro, Hazel (Jim) Klott of Columbus,
Jimmy (Betty) Howard of Hartville, Mack (Rita) Howard, Barbara (Jim) McPeek, Helen Price, all of
Oak Hill, Laura (Danny) Lovett of Jackson, Charles (Brenda) Howard and Artie (Richard) Nelson,
both of Oak Hill; 31 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Isaac Walter Howard; daughter, Lucille Howard;
grandson, Joshua Nelson; granddaughter, Bethany Howard.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., Oct. 18 at the First Baptist Church, 13916 SR
279, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Kenneth Leedy officiating. Burial will follow in C. M. Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill. The
family request in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church.
John C. Spratt
Died: Monday, October 13, 2003
Age: 65

John C. Spratt, age 65 of Wooster, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2003 in Wayne County Care Center.
Born Sept. 22, 1938 in Zanesville, Ohio, he was the son of Joseph Carl and Mary Bradford Spratt.
He retired as a Plant Manager for Wood Drying Facility.

He was a member of the Moreland United Methodist Church. He was a Richard Petty fan, enjoyed
NASCAR and dirt track racing and attending his grandchildren’s activities.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki Miller Spratt; daughter, Traci (Jim) Martin of Wooster; step-
daughter, Cheri (Mitch) Bieniek of Wooster; son-in-law, Donnie Pierce of Millersburg; four
grandchildren, Jamie Martin, Broc Martin, Ryann Pierce and D. J. Pierce; three step-
grandchildren, Tyler, Stephanie and Aaron Bieniek.

Preceding him in death was his daughter, Lisa Pierce.

Friends were received at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster,
Ohio, on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.

Services were held at the Moreland United Methodist Church, Thursday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Robert Stull officiating. Interment followed at the Moreland Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville
Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691 or to the Moreland United Methodist Church, 138 E. Moreland Rd.,
Wooster, Ohio 44691 in his memory.
Drew T. Houser
Died: Monday, October 13, 2003
Age: 20

Drew T. Houser, age 20, of Gay Place, Jackson, passed away Monday, October 13, 2003 in Meigs
County, Ohio. Born in Chillicothe, Ohio to Barry and Glenna (Carter) Houser on November 23,
1982. He was a graduate of Jackson High School in 2001 and a student at Rio Grande College.

Drew is survived by his parents and Aunt Robin Koehler of Jackson.

Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Thursday, October 16 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
with the Rev. Barry Benson officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends called
from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15 at the funeral home.
Anna H. Meltzer
Died: Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Age: 87

Anna H. Meltzer, age 87, a former Lewis Street, Jackson, resident, passed away September 17,
2003, in Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Ill. She is survived by her husband
Harry and two daughters.
David J. Wolford
Died: Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Age: 76

Rev. David J. Wolford, Sr., age 76, passed away on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 after an
extended illness, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.

He was born in Pike County, Kentucky, August 12, 1927, to the late Dave Wolford and Hazel Alice
Wolford Mullins. He had retired from Humble Oil Company and was an Evangelistic Minister and
Assistant Pastor of Mount Carmel Christian Church of Wellston.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Hazel Evelyn Wolford, Kelsey Mae
Wolford; brothers, Ransom, Charles, Woodrow, Layton and Roland Wolford.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary J. (Baisden) Wolford of Oak Hill; two daughters,
Linda K. Miles of Christian, Mississippi and Davalene (Fred) McDaniels of McArthur; one son,
David (Patricia) Wolford of Jackson; six brothers, Green (Dorothy) Wolford of Jackson, Halsey
Wolford of Oak Hill, Walter Wolford of Jackson, Elster Dean (Deanna) Wolford of Meraux,
Louisiana, Ira Bryant (Lexie) Wolford and Morgan (Maggie) Wolford, both of Jackson; one sister,
Lillie Hatfield of Cincinnati, Ohio; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several nieces
and nephews.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Friday, September 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a
church service held at 7 p.m. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 27 at 1 p.m. at
Mount Carmel Christian Church, Wellston, with Pastor Donald Combs officiating. Burial followed in
the Mount Carmel Christian Church cemetery.
Harold E. Thacker
Died: Monday, September 22, 2003
Age: 84

Harold E. Thacker, age 84, of Thurman, passed away on Monday, September 22, 2003 at his
residence. He was born in Vinton County on March 24, 1919 to the late John and Hazel
(McKinnis) Thacker.

He was a decorated World War II veteran and an avid coon hunter. He was retired from Marion
Power Shovel.

He is survived by wife, Dolly (Foster) Thacker of Thurman; three daughters, Kimberly Thacker of
Thurman, Shirley Mount of Morrel, and Libby Kerns of Marion; one son, Harold E. Thacker, Jr. of
Marion; four stepsons, Dave and Allen Boggs of Marion, Kenneth Boggs of Pickerington and Gene
Boggs of Jackson; four sisters, Dorothy Barnett of Hamden, Jennett McWhorter of Hamden, Doris
Mathews of Wellston, and Lenor Wilcox of Chillicothe; and one brother, Johnny Thacker of
Hamden. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three great-great-
grandchildren, nine step grandchildren, six step great-grandchildren, and six step great-great-
grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, grandson Scott Mount and sister
Avonelle.

A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 25, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis
Funeral Home with burial following in Fairmount Cemetery. Military graveside services were
provided by Chapter #45 of the Disabled American Veterans of Jackson. Friends called at the
funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2003.
Roger Knisley
Died: Saturday, September 20, 2003
Age: 55
Roger Knisley, age 55, of Latham, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2003 at Adena
Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Beaver,
Ohio (740) 226-2492.
George W. Lavender, Sr.
Died: Friday, September 19, 2003
Age: 88

George W. Lavender, Sr., age 88, of Chillicothe, went to be with his Savior at 5:40 p.m. Friday,
September 19, 2003, at his residence following a short illness.

He was born December 30, 1914, in Wellston, Ohio to the late Alfred D. and Flora Levering
Lavender. On December 31, 1947, he married the former Helen L. Jonas, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Iris Conley and companion, John Lusk of Chillicothe; a son,
George, J. (Jeanne) Lavender, with who they lived; grandchildren, Chandra (Tim) Purtee, Alana
Neff, Griffin Conley, Dustin Lavender, Shay Lynn Daily, and Jason Daily; great grandchildren,
Brennon and Brily Purtee; a sister, Mamie (Granniss) Summers, of Wellston and several nieces
and nephews.

He was predeceased by six brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Lavender was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII and was a V.A. Police officer, retiring in 1978,
after serving for over 25 years.

He was a member of the High Street Church of Christ in Christian Union, Chillicothe, where
funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2003 with Rev. Bruce Viar officiating.
Burial followed in Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston. Military grave side services were conducted by
the Ross County Veterans Firing Squad. Friends called at the Ware Funeral Home, Chillicothe
from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, September 22, 2003.
Shirley Carpenter
Died: Thursday, September 18, 2003
Age: 67

Shirley Carpenter, age 67, a former resident of Oak Hill passed away Thursday in Payne, Ohio.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Gladys Staten; husband John; and brothers
Paul and Steve.

Surviving are one son Gregg Swann; one brother Larry of Cleveland; and sisters Rosemary Quick
of Pennsylvania, JoAnn Swan, Kay Maynard and Cheryl Bolen of Jackson, and Sharon Rodrigiz of
Cleveland.

Friend may call Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the May hew Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
held Monday, September 22, at 1 p.m. at the Oak Hill Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Tim
Simpson officiating, with burial to follow in Bethel Cemetery.
Marcelle Eutsler
Died: Thursday, September 18, 2003
Age: 89

Marcella Eutsler, age 89, of the Davis Home, and a former resident of Hamden, passed away
Thursday, September 18, 2003 at Holzer Medical Center Jackson. She was born in Jackson
County, January 14, 1914, daughter of the late Goldie Conkle. Marcella was a 1932 graduate of
Wellston High School. She was a homemaker and a member of the Hamden United Methodist
Church, where she served as church secretary / treasurer for over 36 years, and a member and
past Worth Matron of the Hamden Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 244.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Jim and Harla Eutsler of Gallipolis; grandsons
Greg (Joy) Eutsler of Forest, Virginia and Jerry (Diane) Eutsler of Gallipolis; four great
grandchildren and special friends Larry and Glenna Donahoe of Hamden, Debbie Andrews and
family of McArthur and Missy Hale and family of McArthur.

Besides her mother, she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Eutsler in 1984.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Bob
Burchett officiating. Burial will be in the Hamden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made to the Evangelical Church of the First Born, P.. Box 191, Hamden,
Ohio 45634.
Biddy Nichols
Died: Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Age: 68

Biddy Nichols, age 68 of Otway, passed away Wednesday in King’s Daughters Hospital-Ashland.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.
Matthew V. Christopher
Died: Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Age: 15

Matthew Vijay Christopher, age 15, passed away in Jackson, Wednesday, September 17, 2003.
Born in Gallipolis, Ohio April 3, 1988. He was the son of Dr. Mark and Tracey Christopher and
Kim Christopher, mother, and friend Paul Colvin, also surviving paternal grandfather Samuel
Christopher of Point Pleasant and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Jim (Louise) Farley of Oak Hill;
sisters, Vaneetha and Carrie; uncles, Nick Jr., and Jamie Morse; aunts, Julia Coyan, Patty Helms
and Sushila Gill.

He is preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Nick Morse and maternal grandmother,
Rebecca Christopher.

Mathew was an eighth grade student at the Jackson Middle School and a member of the Trinity
Chapel Church.

Funeral Service will 11 a.m. Saturday, September 20, 2003 at the Trinity Chapel Church 14545
State Route 93 South, Jackson, Ohio with Rev. Bob Jones officiating. Burial to follow at Hill
Cemetery in Thurman, Ohio. Friends called 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2003 at the Trinity
Chapel Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Holzer Hospice c/o Jackson County Unit,
100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.
Ronald E. Parks
Died: Sunday, September 14, 2003
Age: 67

Ronald E. Parks, age 67, of Logan, Ohio, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2003 at Arcadia
Acres nursing home, Logan. He was born May 12, 1936 in Ross County, Ohio.

He was predeceased by his parents, Roy Clifford and Helen L. (Moss) Parks.

He is survived by three brothers, Larry Parks of Lucasville, Ohio, Daniel Parks of Amanda, Ohio
and Robert Parks.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Tuesday, September 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. where
services will be held Wednesday, September 17, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Larry Parks officiating.
Burial will follow in the Sigler Cemetery.
Norvel J. Brown
Died: Sunday, September 14, 2003
Age: 63

Norvel J. Brown

Norvel J. Brown of Jackson passed away Sunday, September 14, 2003 at the James Cancer
Center in Columbus. Mr. Brown was born August 9, 1940 in Jackson County to the late Joseph R.
and Olive F. Brown who survives. He had been a long time employee of the Brinkman Tool and
Die Company in Dayton and he attended the Central Avenue Methodist Church in Jackson.

As well as his mother, Mr. Brown is survived by six brothers, Jack of Dayton, David, Paul, and
Carey of Jackson, Wayne and Everett of Wellston; six sisters, Frances Burt, Janet Newkirk, Gloria
Brown, Rebecca White and Virginia Butts, all of Jackson, and Linda Nickels of Allensville. Also
surviving is his former wife Rita Duncan, their children Dennis of Dayton, Roger of California,
Melinda Vukovic of Pennsylvania and five grandchildren. A companion friend, Irene Musick
likewise survives.

He was predeceased by his father, his brother Dick and an infant brother.

Friends may call on Tuesday, September 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the J.P. Rogers Funeral Home,
120 West Broadway in Wellston. Services will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, September
17 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dale Lykins officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in
Jackson.
Ethel Belle Fulks
Died: Saturday, September 13, 2003
Age: 95

Ethel Fulks, 95, passed away Sept. 13, 2003 at the Four Winds Nursing Home in Jackson, Ohio.
She was born July 28, 1908 in Blair, W. Va., to Joseph and Tilda Mullins.

Surviving are four sons, Carmel (Toni) of Mann, W. Va., Floyd (Milfred) of Sterling, Va., Norman
(Sharon) of La Vergne, Tenn., Gene (Rebecca) of Freemont, Ohio; one daughter, Geraldine
(Willis) Norton of Radcliff, Ohio; three daughters-in-law, Anne, Helen and Mabel; 18
grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Viniss Woodall
of Hamlin, W. Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; three sisters; husbands, Earl Perdue
and John Fulks; and two sons, Normel and Kronel.

Friends called at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston, Ohio, on Monday,
Sept. 15, from 3 to 9 p.m. where funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. with the
Rev. Bryan Barrett officiating. Burial followed in the Bowen Cemetery in Vales Mill, Ohio.
Gordon Pullman
Died: Friday, September 12, 2003
Age: 72

Gordon Pullman, age 72, Spangenburg Rd., Jackson, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at OSU
Hospital in Columbus. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home,
Beaver.
Bertha L. Graves
Died: Friday, September 12, 2003
Age: 76
Bertha L. Graves, age 76, of Ray, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Friday evening, Sept.
12, 2003, at her residence, surrounded by her family and friends, following an extended illness.
She was born in Ray, Ohio on Sept. 5, 1927, to Wayne and Ollie Branscom Tennant who
preceded her in death. She was united in marriage on July 15, 1944 to Pearley L. Graves who
preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 1988.

To this union was born six children, Leslie (Brenda) Graves of Ray, Susie (Wilbur) Hale of Ray,
Dale (Brenda) Graves of Londonderry, Beverly Graves of Ray, Lenora (Sam) Ifon of Tampa,
Florida and Robin (Dwight) Lankford of Tampa, Florida. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; her sister, Grace McFadden Headley (Dale) of Wellston; aunts, Clara Clary
of Londonderry and Alace Benson of Chillicothe; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Raymond Tennant and
Darryl Tennant and sister Virginia Tennant.

Bertha had been employed by Kuppenheimer Manufacturing Pants Factory in Wellston and the US
Shoe Corporation of Chillicothe until she was forced to retire due to illness.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Beverly Graves and Susie Hale who cared for
mother during her extended illness. She will be loved and missed by all,

Calling hours were held Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston
where funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jim McFadden officiating.
Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery.
Frederick George
Died: Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Age: 77

G. Frederick George, age 77, of Green Oaks, Il., passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2003
at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He was born Nov. 29, 1925 in West Palm Beach,
Fla., was a former resident of Jackson, Ohio, living in Libertyville for the past 31 years. He was a
US Navy veteran, having served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII and was a member of St.
Joseph Parish in Libertyville. Fred was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a former
employee of American Colloid and International Minerals and Chemicals.

Surviving are his wife Patricia (nee Russell) George of Green Oaks; two children, Christopher
George of Sand Francisco, CA and Julie (Brian) Fectau of Gurnes; two grandchildren, Marina and
Matthew. She is preceded in death by mother Lucille Abraham George.

Prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 13 at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120
W. Park Ave. (Route 176) Libertyville and services will continue to St. Joseph Church for funeral
mass at 10 a.m. Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday with Monsignor Father Robert
Metzger. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday , September 16, 2003 m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in
Jackson. Arrangements are under the direction of Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Violet M. Grant
Died: Monday, September 08, 2003
Age: 88

Violet M. Grant, age 88, of Jackson, passed away Monday, Sept. 8, 2003 at Holzer Medical
Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.

Born in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Charles F. and Della Canter. She was retired from Practical
Nursing.
She is survived by special nephew, Billy E. (Evelyn) Smith of Columbus, Ohio, good friend,
Audrey Poe and numerous nieces and nephews.

Violet is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Dewey Canter; sisters, Golda Andrews, Jane
Brisker, Gladys Fair, Ester Shope and Viola Smith.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11,2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
burial will following C.M. Cemetery, Oak Hill, Ohio, with Rev. Mike Percell officiating. Friends may
call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003 at the funeral home.
Joe Humphreys
Died: Monday, September 08, 2003

Joe Humphreys of West Street, Jackson, passed away on Monday, Sept. 8, 2003 at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at Mayhew Funeral Home, 286-4161.
Ben Brown
Died: Monday, September 08, 2003
Age: 93

Ben Brown, of Route 93, Wellston, passed away Monday, September 8, 2003 at his residence.
Arrangements are pending at Mayhew Funeral Home, 286-4161.
Maude Phillips
Died: Sunday, September 07, 2003
Age: 101

Maude Phillips, age 101 of Jackson, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003 at Edgewood Manor in
Wellston. She was born Oct. 14, 1901 in Lawrence County, Ohio to the late Samuel and Roma
(Young) Delaney.

She is survived by a son, Kenneth Phillips of Jackson; daughter, Gladys Eisnaugle of Gallipolis;
12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Bertha Canter of
Oak Hill; brother, Oscar (Minnie) Delaney of Dayton.

Preceded in death by husband, Hershel Phillips in 1988; two daughters, Thelma Hannon and
Wilma Herbert; a brother and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., Sept. 11, 2003 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in
Oak Hill with the Rev. Robert Holbrook officiating. Burial will follow in C. M. Cemetery. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Elizabeth Kiser
Died: Sunday, September 07, 2003
Age: 86

Elizabeth Kiser, age 86 formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003 at Wexner
Heritage House in Columbus where she had been a resident for the past several years. Born on
Nov. 5, 1916 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Lewis and Theresa (Christian) Oiler. Elizabeth retired as
an LPN from the Oak Hill Hospital after 25 years and was a member of the Old Country Church
Tabernacle.

She is survived by five children, Kay (Larry) Herron of Lindon, Iowa, Gerald (Nancy) Kiser of
Columbus, Edward (DeeAnn) Kiser of Lancaster, Rosemary (Ron) Smith of Jackson, and Steve
Kiser of Oak Hill; two sisters, Jane Conley and Mary Oiler both of Oak Hill; nine grandchildren and
fifteen great-grandchildren, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Kiser on
May 21, 1987; brothers Willard and Robert Oiler and three infant siblings.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill with the Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Burial will follow in C.M. Cemetery. Friends
may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of
flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont
Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43221 or the Wexner Heritage House, 1151 College Ave. Columbus, Ohio
43209
Thomas McGirt
Died: Saturday, September 06, 2003
Age: 67

Thomas McGirt, age 67 of Fairgreens Rd., Jackson passed away Saturday Sept. 6, 2003 at his
residence. Born May 2, 1936 to the late James Thomas and Lara (Scott) McGirt in Reheman,
N.C., He was a heavy equipment operator for 45 years and a member of the Calvary Baptist
Church in Loyall, Ky. He is survived by wife Linda Gail (Pope) McGirt of Jackson, Ohio, son;
William Thomas McGirt, Jackson, daughters; Gina Marie Gillis, Columbus, Carol Sampson,
Lumberton and Katie Mae Chavis, both of Lumberton, N.C.; brothers and sisters; Sam McGirt,
Pembrooke, N.C., Dan McGirt, McColl, S.C., Paul McGirt, Gastonia, N.C., Laydell Locklear,
Laurinburg, N. S., Rheata Quade, Laurinburg, N.C.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-
grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents; one sister Adell Breaten.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements
are under the direction of the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral home. Memorial contributions may be
made to the American Diabetes Association. P.O. Box 2680 North Canton, Ohio 44720 or to the
American Cancer Society, South Central Office, 138 Marietta Rd., Suite D, Chillicothe, Ohio
45601.
Clayton Cecil Miller
Died: Thursday, September 04, 2003
Age: 62

Clayton Cecil “Junior” Miller, age 62 of Thurman, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003 at
Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. He was born on April 24, 1941 in Gallia, Ohio to the late
Thomas Cecil and Nellie Grey (Wood) Miller, Junior retired in 1995 from ODOT in Gallipolis after
30 years, had previously worked for Gallia County Highway Dept., and also Landmark in Oak Hill.
He was a member of Centerville Masonic Lodge 371 and Thurman Grange. He is survived by his
wife of 42 years, Connie (Rawlins) Miller; daughters, Patty (Hubert) McGowan and Angie (Mike)
Woolum; grandchildren, Heather and Lacey McGowan and Jennifer, Stephanie, and Michael
Woolum, all of Oak Hill; one sister, Darlene Rutt of Gallipolis; four brothers, Arnold Miller of Rio
Grande, Oscar Miller, Robert Miller Ronnie Miller, all of Gallia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Vernie Miller of Peniel, Don Miller of Gallia;
and sister, Thelma Jaynes of Dayton.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, September 8, 2003 at the Gallia Baptist Church,
Dry Ridge Road, Patriot, Ohio with Pastor Cline Rawlins officiating. Burial will follow in Gallia
Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill. The family request in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American
Lung Assoc. of Ohio, P.O. Box 16677, 1700 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43216.
Patricia Bailey
Died: Saturday, August 30, 2003
Age: 74

Patricia Lou Bailey, age 74, of Galloway, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2003 at her home.
She is survived by her children, John (Pauleen) Lanning, Cheryl (Terry) Creamer and Jeff (Sonia)
Lanning; grandsons, Kris, Bob, Scott and David, great grandchildren, Brooke, Blake, Brice and
Hannah; brothers, Walter, Charles, Forrest and Richard Zinn; sisters Myra Webb and Marilyn Hill;
many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Monday, September 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, September 2, 11 a.m.
to noon at the Miller Funeral Home, 2697 Columbus St., Grove City. The funeral service was held
Tuesday at noon at the funeral home, with Pastor John Palmer officiating. Interment is in Alton
Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Heartland Hospice,
6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 220, Columbus, Ohio 43229, or American Red Cross Blood Services, 995
E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43205.
Charles R. Harrison
Died: Saturday, August 30, 2003
Age: 63

Charles Ronnie “Freck” Harrison, age 63, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2003 at Holzer
Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. He was born November 21, 1939 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late
Thurman and Louise (Crabtree) Harrison. Freck formerly worked as a corrections officer and at
Cedar Heights Clay Co. He was also an avid Michigan football fan.

Ronnie is survived by his wife Geri (Canter Harrison of Jackson; sons, Daniel (Alycia) Harrison of
Wheelersburg and Chuck (Lora) Harrison of Cambridge; daughter, Carla (Barry) Marcum of
Jackson. He is also survived by step sons, Roger (Julee) Smith of Jackson and Larry (Linda)
Smith of Oak Hill; stepdaughters, Donna Delong of Jackson and Joyce Roseberry of Oak Hill;
brother Tom (Rose) Harrison of Oak Hill; 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; four special
buddies, James, Allie, A.J., and Abbey; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Ronnie is preceded n death by his parents, brother, Johnny, daughter Chris Leach, second wife
Mille Conley and step granddaughter Violet Fairchild Carper.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, Jackson, Ohio with Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Blackfork Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
William B. Shumate
Died: Saturday, August 30, 2003
Age: 73

Funeral services for William B. Shumate, 73, of Medway, Oh will be held on Saturday, August 30,
2003 at 11 a.m. at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Hansen officiating.
Burial will take place in Fairmount Cemetery.

Mr. Shumate, a retired trucker, died August 27, 2003 at his son’s residence. He was born August
11, 1930 in Oak Hill to the late Frank and Verna Shumate.

William is survived by his sons, David Lee Shumate of Columbus, John (Jamie) Shumate of
Newark, Michael A. Shumate of Columbus and Steven (Pam) Shumate of Cartersville, Ga. as well
as John and Francella Ratliff of Bryant, Ark; brother, John Roger (Carolyn) Shumate of
Kettlersville, Oh; sisters, Betty Kelly of Pamona, Ca. and Leatha (Charles) McCoy of Ky; six
grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Shumate is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Phyllis Shumate who passed away in
1999, along with a brother, Dan from Oregon.

Mr. Shumate grew up in Jackson and moved to Luray, Oh where he lived with his wife and four
children. He was a Mason and enjoyed airplanes. He worked for B&L Motorfreight before moving
on to Dayton where he worked for the General Motors Plant out of Morraine. After his retirement,
William and his wife Phyllis spent the winters out west in California and Arizona.

Friends may call at the Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark, on Friday
from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.brucker-
kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest book/obituary.
Patricia Bailey
Died: Saturday, August 30, 2003
Age: 74

Patricia Lou Bailey, age 74, of Galloway, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2003 at her home.
She is survived by her children, John (Pauleen) Lanning, Cheryl (Terry) Creamer and Jeff (Sonia)
Lanning; grandsons, Kris, Bob, Scott and David, great grandchildren, Brooke, Blake, Brice and
Hannah; brothers, Walter, Charles, Forrest and Richard Zinn; sisters Myra Webb and Marilyn Hill;
many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Monday, September 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, September 2, 11 a.m.
to noon at the Miller Funeral Home, 2697 Columbus St., Grove City. The funeral service was held
Tuesday at noon at the funeral home, with Pastor John Palmer officiating. Interment is in Alton
Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Heartland Hospice,
6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 220, Columbus, Ohio 43229, or American Red Cross Blood Services, 995
E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43205.
Charles R. Harrison
Died: Saturday, August 30, 2003
Age: 63

Charles Ronnie “Freck” Harrison, age 63, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2003 at Holzer
Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. He was born November 21, 1939 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late
Thurman and Louise (Crabtree) Harrison. Freck formerly worked as a corrections officer and at
Cedar Heights Clay Co. He was also an avid Michigan football fan.

Ronnie is survived by his wife Geri (Canter Harrison of Jackson; sons, Daniel (Alycia) Harrison of
Wheelersburg and Chuck (Lora) Harrison of Cambridge; daughter, Carla (Barry) Marcum of
Jackson. He is also survived by step sons, Roger (Julee) Smith of Jackson and Larry (Linda)
Smith of Oak Hill; stepdaughters, Donna Delong of Jackson and Joyce Roseberry of Oak Hill;
brother Tom (Rose) Harrison of Oak Hill; 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; four special
buddies, James, Allie, A.J., and Abbey; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Ronnie is preceded n death by his parents, brother, Johnny, daughter Chris Leach, second wife
Mille Conley and step granddaughter Violet Fairchild Carper.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, Jackson, Ohio with Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Blackfork Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Margaret Ann Bishop
Died: Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Age: 66

Margaret Ann Bishop, age 66, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003. She
is survived by her husband of 44 years, Loren Bishop; daughter, Linda Bishop; son, Roger and
wife, Joanne; daughter-in-law, Michelle Bishop, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Whitney,
Paizley and Campbell; sister, Mary Hill of Lancaster, Ohio; sister-in-law, Betty Rayburn of
Urbana, Ohio; and a special aunt, Cordelia Armstrong of Wheelersburg, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, David; and a brother, Bill.

Mrs. Bishop was born in Jackson, to Merle and Mabel Rayburn in 1936. The family moved to
Albuquerque from Columbus, Ohio in 1966. Margaret was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and
grandmother who always gave more than she hoped to receive. She especially enjoyed time
spent with her grandchildren in shopping, celebrating their special events, and being a friend on
their own level.

Similarly, she loved her pets. Prior to her last years of ill health, she volunteered and spent
valuable time with children and pets less fortunate than her own.

Memorial services celebrating her life will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the
Wesley United Methodist Church in Jackson, Ohio. Cremation has taken place. Memorial
contributions may be made to the building fund of her childhood church, Wesley United Methodist
Church, 1384 Cove Rd., Jackson, Ohio 45640. For those who prefer, contributions may be made
to either the American Diabetes Association, 525 San Pedro NE, #101, Albuquerque, NM 87108
or to the American Kidney Fund, P.O. Box 1837, Merrifield, VA, 22116.
James Elmer Ousley
Died: Friday, August 29, 2003
Age: 69

James Elmer Ousley, age 69, of Dutch Hollow Road, Beaver, passed away Friday, August 29,
2003 at his residence. Arrangements are under the Cox Funeral Home, 101 E. Main St., Beaver.
James Elmer Ousley
Died: Friday, August 29, 2003
Age: 69

James Elmer Ousley, age 69, of Dutch Hollow Road, Beaver, passed away Friday, August 29,
2003 at his residence. Arrangements are under the Cox Funeral Home, 101 E. Main St., Beaver.
Dora Queen
Died: Friday, August 29, 2003
Age: 97

Dora Queen, age 97, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2003 at Heartland of
Jackson.

Born Aug. 2, 1906 in South Webster, Ohio, to the late Alex and Stella Williams Smith, she was
united in marriage March 12, 1932 to Phillip Queen, who preceded her in death April 6, 1970.
Also preceding her in death were three sisters, Zelva Smith, Alma Stroth and Gladys York.

She is survived by a niece, Velma Lee Feagans and a nephew, Carl Stroth, both of Wheelersburg.
She also leaves many friends, and among them are special friends, David and Anna Summers
and Ronnie Feagans.

Funeral services were set for Sunday, Aug. 31 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with
Linda Plummer, minister, officiating and burial to follow in Bethel Cemetery. Calling hours were
set for Saturday, Aug. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Danny Lee Bartlett, Sr.
Died: Thursday, August 28, 2003
Age: 68

Danny Lee Bartlett, Sr., age 68, of Byer, passed away at his home Thursday, August 28, 2003.
He was born June 11, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Edgar and Mac (Betts) Bartlett. He
worked at Hercules Trouser Company for 20 years. He retired from Austin Powder and he was a
truck driver for Washington Twp.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, a son Tony and
grandson, Danny Lee Bartlett, III.

He is survived by his wife Marlene (Jenkins) Bartlett of 50 years; children, Pam Cox of Wellston,
Debbie (Ernie) Sickles of Wellston, Danny, Jr. (Linda) of Byer, Angie (Terry) Rinehart of Byer and
Tom Bartlett of Byer; three sisters, Alberta Cline of Columbus, Laura Belle Caudill of Las Vegas,
Nevada, Cecilia Lawson of Dalan Springs, Arizona; three brothers, Denny and Raymond Bartlett,
both of Dalan Springs, Arizona, and Lloyd Bartlett, of Las Vegas, Nevada, along with nine
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Friends and family may call at the J.P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston, Sunday, August 31,
2003 from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be Monday, September 1, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the J.P.
Rogers Funeral Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston with Rev. Jim Barnett officiating. Burial will
follow in Byer Cemetery.
Francis Mogan-Grant
Died: Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Age: 80

Frances Curnutte Morgan-Grant, age 80, died Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at Riverside
Methodist Hospital. She was a member of Overbrook Presbyterian Church, Service Board
Member-Creative Living, Columbus Woman’s Club, Inc., Welsh Society of Central Ohio and USA,
Scioto Model “A” Club, Associate member of Pilot Dogs, Inc., and a Riverside volunteer.

She is preceded in death by husbands John Edgar Morgan and Frank Bagley Grant, parents
Stephen G. and Lora Layne Curnutte.

Frances is survived by daughter Annette (Bryan) McIntyre, of Wilmington, N.C; sons, Daniel S.
(Judi) Morgan of Fleming, N. J., James E. (Lygia) Morgan of Mt. Sterling, Ohio; grandchildren,
Brent McIntyre, Catherine, John W., and Anastiza Morgan, Robert Tischler; three stepchildren
and four step grandsons.

Friends may call at the Deyo-Davis Funeral Home, 1578 W. 1st Ave., Columbus, Friday from 7 to
9 p.m. where service will be Saturday 10 a.m. Pastor William R. Leety officiating. Grave side
service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at C.M. Cemetery, Oak Hill, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to the Welsh Heritage Museum of Oak Hill, Ohio, Creative Living or a charity of
your choice.
Charles W. Black
Died: Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Age: 84

Charles W. Black, 84, of Henderson, W.Va., a former resident and business owner of Jackson
County, and Ella Fletcher, his close friend and companion of several years, died in an automobile
accident on Tuesday afternoon, August 26, 2003 near Point Pleasant West Virginia.

Charles, a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps and former mayor of the town of Hartford,
W.Va., was also an owner of a farm equipment dealership in Jackson and a 1937 graduate of Oak
Hill High School.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Riegel Black, and his second wife, Lola K. Black.
Charles is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Charles and JoAnn Black of Enon, OH;
three grandchildren, Lesley Black of Chesapeake, Va., Darren Black of Findlay, OH and Cecilia
Black of Enon, OH. In addition, he is survived by one sister, Margaret Black of Oak Hill and a
brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Charlotte Black, also of Oak Hill, along with several nieces
and nephews and their spouses.

A funeral service will be Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 7 p.m. at the Foglesong-Tucker Funeral
Home, Mason, West Virginia with Pastor Donald Roach officiating. Visitation will be held prior to
the service from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A graveside service will be at the Franklin Valley Cemetery in Oak Hill on Sunday, August 31,
2003 at 1: 30 p.m.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to: Mason County Action Group, 101 Second St., Point
Pleasant, West Virginia 25550.
Corella McGhee
Died: Monday, August 25, 2003
Age: 90

Corella McGhee, age 90 formerly of Jackson, most recently of Wyngate of Parkersburg in West
Virginia, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2003. Born in Jackson, Ohio on Sept. 16, 1912, to the
late Ralph and Luetta (Grahm) McGhee. She was a 1931 graduate of Jackson High School; a
clerk at Jenkins Jewelry Store; former owner of Wykle Grocery; and loved bowling and bingo.

She is survived by sister, Luetta (Bob) Jenkins of Beverly, Ohio; brother, Maurice (Jean) McGhee
of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

Corella was preceded in death by parents; and two brothers, Willard and Paul McGhee.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with the
Rev. Carl Orphanides officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Elizabeth Ann Brodess
Died: Monday, August 25, 2003
Age: 46

Elizabeth Ann (Reynolds) Brodess, 46, of Pennington Road, Waverly, OH, died Monday, August
25, 2003 at her home.

She was born August 22, 1957 in Wyandotte, Mich., the daughter of the late Glen Raymond
Reynolds and Edith Grace (White) Reynolds of Piketon, Ohio. On March 23, 1992 Elizabeth was
united in marriage to Daniel Wayne Brodess who survives.

Surviving are 2 sons: Gerad and Zane Brodess at home; 1 brother: Bill (Dee) Perkins of Ray,
Ohio and a twin sister, Eileen (James) Rupert of Wellston, Ohio.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Elizabeth was a LPN, Social Service Worker for Pleasant Hill Manor and a member of River Valley
Community Church. She was a graduate of Jackson High School, Class of 1975 and a graduate of
Hocking Tech School of Nursing.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 29, 2003 at River Valley Community
Church with Steven Good, Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Union Cemetery,
Denver Road, Waverly, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Boyer Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and one half hour prior to
the service at the church.
Elizabeth Ann Brodess
Died: Monday, August 25, 2003

Elizabeth Ann Reynolds Brodess died at her home on August 25, 2003. Funeral arrangements are
under the direction of the Boyers Funeral Home in Waverly. Call the funeral home at 947-2161
for information on services.
John Robert Smith
Died: Sunday, August 24, 2003
Age: 75

John Robert (Bob) Smith, age 75 of Chillicothe, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003. He was
born April 25, 1928 in Harrisburg, Gallia County, Ohio to the late John Roy and Lola Janette
(McDaniel) Smith. On June 10, 1950, he married Ada Laura Coker in Champaine-Urbana, Illinois.
Ada and his children lovingly cared for him at home during his extended illness.

Also surviving are four grown children, Robert T. (Tim) Smith, John T. (Tommy) Smith, Clark T.
(Ted) Smith; a daughter, Vanita L.S. Meese; and six grandchildren. John has two surviving
sisters, Marjorie Payne and Mary Smith.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Marie Smith, and brother, Charles Andrew Smith.

John graduated in 1936 from Rio Grande High School, Rio Grande, Ohio. He helped on the family
farm and had an owner-operator hauling business.

John served his country faithfully from 1948-1952 in the United States Air Force and was
stationed in Texas, Illinois, New Mexico, England and Okinawa, Japan, and was honorable
discharged as a Staff Sargent.

He worked as an electrician and model builder for North American Rockwell International in
Columbus, Ohio for 26 years. He retired from Goodyear Atomic Martin Marietta Corporation in
1988 where he was an instrument mechanic. As a younger adult, John served as assistant Scout
Master. John committed his life to Christ at an early age. He was a member of Chillicothe Baptist
Church where he served faithfully as a deacon until be became ill. He was committed to helping
those less fortunate and encouraged those homebound, in nursing homes and hospitals.

He loved and cared for his mother-in-law, Sophia V. Coker, until her death in 1998. He was a
loving devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, 202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill with the Rev. John T. Smith officiating. The family will receive
friends one hour before the service. Burial will follow in Union Baptist Cemetery, Blackfork. The
family requests in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Foundation, Woodholme Bld., Suite 515, 1838 Greene Tree Rd. Baltimore, MD 21208.
Marcella Miller
Died: Sunday, August 24, 2003
Age: 94

Marcella Kight Miller, age 94, a resident of Mead Street, Coalton, Ohio, passed away Sunday,
August 24, 2003. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lattie Russell Hatfield,
two brothers Lee and Emery and sons Jim, Richard and Ralph and her husband Clarence.

She is survived by sons, Wayne (Sandy) Kight of Coalton, Bob ( Nancy) Kight of McArthur,
Ronald (Betty) Kight of Ashville, Tom Miller of Chillicothe; daughters Patricia Robinson of
Jackson, Irene Williams and Maxine Gallicchio of Wellston, Kay Keller of Jackson, Helen McCray of
Union, Rita (Marlin) Poe of Coalton, Mary Hayes, Jennie Knox and Anna Borland of Chillicothe,
along with 26 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and great great grand children also
survive.

Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home in Jackson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Bob Fulton and Rev.
Emill Cartee to officiate with burial to follow in the Limerick Cemetery.
Charles E. Cochran
Died: Saturday, August 23, 2003
Age: 84

Charles E. Cochran, age 84 of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003 at Mt. Carmel East
in Columbus. Born Sept. 11, 1918 in Oak Hill to the late Samuel and Katherine (Schraeder)
Cochran. Retired as produce manager from Kroger after 35 years in Jackson; member of the
Retail Clerks Union; a U.S. Army veteran during WW II; and a life time member of the American
Legion Post 81 in Jackson for 50 years.

He is survived by son, John A. (Linda) Cochran of Columbus; daughter, Susan (Robert Michael)
Oiler of Jackson; daughter-in-law, Anita Cochran of Jackson; grandchildren, Lynn (John) Burt,
John Anthony (Andrea) Cochran, Kristopher M. (Brenda) Oiler, Heather J. Henry, Megan (Craig)
Brown, and Angela (Mark) Vickers; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Effama (A.A.) Tillman of
Millington, Tenn.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Entis Maxine (Serrott) Aug. 10, 2001; son, Charles
Stephen Cochran, Nov. 10, 1997; parents; sisters, Vesta Geer, Edith Serrott, Justa and Elizabeth
Cochran; brother, Samuel E. Cochran, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wed., Aug. 27, at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
on Tuesday. Burial will take place at Fairmount Cemetery.
Nellie L. Scott
Died: Friday, August 22, 2003
Age: 95

Nellie L. Scott, age 95 of Jackson, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2003 at Heartland of Jackson.
She was born Aug. 25, 1907 in Washington County, Pennsylvania to the late James Thurman and
Bessie May (Reese) Higginbotham. Nellie was a member of the Victory Chapel Church and had
worked as a seamstress for many years.

She is survived by a brother, Samuel Higginbotham of Florida; and numerous nieces and
nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Scott; parents; three brothers, Lawrence,
Paul, and Mark Higginbotham; two sisters, Ruth Colvin and Marie Potts.

Friends may call Sunday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at
the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson with the Rev. James Trace officiating. Burial will
follow at the Bethel Ridge Cemetery.
Virginia Ann Christian
Died: Friday, August 22, 2003
Age: 59

Virginia Ann (Jenkins) Christian, age 59 of Oak Hill, passed away on Friday, Aug. 22, 2003 at
Four Winds Nursing Facility in Jackson. Born Oct. 7, 1943 in Oak Hill to the late West and Hazel
(Evans) Jenkins.
She is survived by a daughter, Martha Christian of Jackson; one brother, John Jenkins of Oak
Hill; two sisters, Mary Cauldwell of Oak Hill and Rosie Self of Portsmouth.

Preceded in death by husband, Charles Christian in 1999; parents; and two brothers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, 1 p.m., Aug. 26 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill
with the Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Burial followed in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Friends called
from 6 to 8 on Monday.
Raymond B. Tennant
Died: Thursday, August 21, 2003
Age: 80

Raymond B. Tennant, age 80, of Route 772, Chillicothe, Ohio, died Thursday, August 21, 2003 at
the V.A. Medical Center in Chillicothe. He was born at Ray, Ohio, September 18, 1922, son of the
late Wayne and Ollie Branscom Tennant. He attended the Coalton High School. He helped lay
tracks for the B&O Railroad before entering the service. He was an Army veteran of WWII. In his
spare time he was an avid fisherman. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister,
Virginia and a brother Darald.

Surviving are two sons, Jerry L. (Lynn) Tennant of Louisville, Ky., and Darrell Tennant of Ray,
Ohio; three daughters, Sherry (Patrick) Hassler of Louisville, Ky.; Debbie (Mike) Tennant of
Chillicothe, and Rayme Lynn (Ernie) Meadows of Lockborne, Ohio; two sisters, Bertha Graves of
Ray, Ohio and Grace McFadden Headley of Wellston, as well as 11 grandchildren, 3 great-
grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Fairview Cemetery.

Military services will be by American Legion Post #371 of Wellston. A funeral procession will form
at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Sunday. Friends may call at the Jenkins Chapel on
Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
John Rueben Meacham
Died: Monday, August 18, 2003
Age: 62

John Rueben Meacham, age 62, formerly of Jackson, passed away on Aug. 18, 2003 in St.
Petersburg, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Judson and Ruth Meacham; a sister, Ruth; and brother,
Virgil; four sons, John Andrew, Mark Edward, John Dana and Christopher Allen; and several
grandchildren; also surviving are brothers, Donald (Sonny) and Robert of Glen Roy; sisters,
Catherine Hull, JoAnne Meacham and Sharon Lowry, all of Jackson, Sandy Swick of Columbus
and Margie Markham of Florida.

There were no calling hours. Burial will be at a later date in Florida.

He will be forever loved and missed by family and friends.
Arthur W. Patterson
Died: Sunday, August 17, 2003
Age: 76

Arthur W. Patterson, age 76, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2003 at his residence on Diggs
Rd., Wellston, Ohio. Born July 11, 1926 in Coalton, Ohio to the late Robert and Carrie (Diggs)
Patterson. He was retired from Jeno’s of Wellston and a farmer.

He is survived by daughter Carol (Nathaniel) Johnson, grandchildren, Ashley and Nathaniel Jr.;
sisters, Doris (Lawrence) Long, Ernstine Scott, Alma Talbott, June Long and Alberta Redman and
numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Frank, George, Charles and Howard Patterson;
sisters, Alice Patterson and Marie Watson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family and no calling
hours will be observed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home.
Athlene Wallace
Died: Friday, August 15, 2003
Age: 81

Athlene Wallace, age 81, of North Bennett Avenue, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Friday, Aug. 15,
2003, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. Preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Laura
Burton Day; husband Floyd; one brother, Parnell Day; sister, Ada Lykins; and granddaughter,
Tami Brisker.

She is survived by sons, Gene (Sandy) Brisker of Columbus, Carl (Mary Jean) Wallace of Texas
and Brian (Etta) Wallace of Jackson; daughters, Anne (Joe) Willis and Candy (Paul) Williams,
both of Louisville, Ky.; one brother, John Day of Florida; eight grandchildren and 14 great-
grandchildren.

Friends called on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home in
Jackson. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. John
Jackson officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery.
Arvie Fairchild
Died: Friday, August 15, 2003

Arvie G. Fairchild, McArthur, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003 at her residence. Arrangements are by
Garrett Funeral Home, Inc., of McArthur, ph. 740-596-5222.
Hazel Mildred Goodman
Died: Thursday, August 14, 2003
Age: 96

Hazel Mildred Goodman, age 96, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., formerly of Wellston, died Thursday,
August 14, 2003. She was born in Wellston to the late Hiram and Addie (Norton) Arms. Dobies
Funeral Home of Tarpon Springs. Fla., is in charge of the arrangements, (877) 769-7555.
Kathryn Jean Pugh
Died: Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Age: 42

Kathryn Jean McClaskey Jeffries Pugh, age 42, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, August 13,
2003 as a result of an auto accident.

Kathy was born on May 4, 1961 in Gallipolis to Arthur and Barbara McClaskey.

She was employed by Wal-Mart of Jackson and a member of Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 POW/MIA
Awareness.

She is survived by her husband Robert Pugh of Wellston, two daughters, Tonya Janell Jeffries and
Jennifer Rose Jeffries of Wellston and one son, Robert Daniel (Laura) Jeffries, II and their father
Robert Daniel Jeffries; three step-daughters, Amy (Shawn) Burchett, Tonya Pugh and Dawn Pugh
of Wellston; one step-son William (Starr) Pugh of Wellston; two sisters, Debbie Tivner of
Columbus and Mary Watkins of Delphos; one brother, Rick McClaskey of McArthur and nieces and
nephews.

Calling hours will be Friday, August 15, 2003 from 6-8 p.m. at the J.P. Rogers Funeral Home and
funeral services will be Saturday, August 16, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Lester Farley officiating.
Burial will follow in the Salem Cemetery.
Dwight Staley Plymale
Died: Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Age: 87

Dwight Staley Plymale, age 87, of Jackson passed away on Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at his
home. He was born on December 18, 1915 in Wayne County, West Virginia. Dwight worked for
38 years at Owens-Illinois Glass in Huntington, W. Va. He was noted as a master horseman and
raised Morgan horses and Quarter horses for over 50 years. He will be missed by his numerous
friends and horses around the country. He will be missed by Sight Seein’ Doc and Slate Run
Barbie, his two Quarter horses he kept on the farm and his Morgan Stallion, Great Oaks Heritage
in Kentucky. Dwight was a veteran of World War II, serving the country he loved in the South
Pacific as a Navy Signal Corpsman from 1943 to 1945. He was active in the American Legion in
Jackson and was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson.

Dwight was preceded in death by his beloved wife Ruth of 61 years, of whom he always said, “I
look up everyday and say, ‘What have I done that you favor me above all others?’ If you have
one like her, God has truly smiled down on you.”

He is survived by his sons Dwight Lee (Kristein) of Singapore and Duane (Sandy) of Jackson; six
grandchildren, Barbara, Shane, Rhonda, George, Jake and Robbie, plus numerous great-grand
children; two brothers, Bob and Jay and one sister, Mary Jo Moore. He will be missed by his
many friends, family and loved ones.

Calling hours will be Sunday, August 17, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis
Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral services will be Monday, August 18 at 10 a.m. All family and
friends are invited to visit during the calling hours and attend the funeral as we celebrate the life
of our beloved father, grandfather and friend.

Burial will be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Huntington, W.Va where a grave side service
will be held at 12:30 p.m.

P.S. I am joyful knowing that as of this viewing I’ll be with the love of my life, my wife for 60
years, A. Ruth (Wright) Plymale, and our pony, great horses, and dogs will be pawing and
jumping for joy.

Dwight Staley Plymale
Dorcil Gene Osborne
Died: Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Age: 69

Dorcil Gene “Doy” Osborne, age 69, passed away at Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis on Wednesday,
August 13, 2003.

Doy was born on April 17, 1934 to the late Mack and Rebecca Osborne in Valley Fork, W.Va. Doy
was raised in W.Va. until moving to Wellston in 1953. He was retired from the Navy where,
serving from 1955 to 1974, he earned his title as Chief Petty Officer. He also retired from RCA in
1994. Doy enjoyed turkey and deer hunting with his sons, relatives and friends, but most of all
spending time with his grandchildren.

He married Dixie Woodruff on May 21, 1955 and to their union was born one daughter Pam (Bill)
Perkins and three sons, Steve (Toni) Osborne, Brent (Tina) Osborne and the late Walter “Punkin”
Osborne who passed away July 15, 1984.

He is survived by four grandchildren Kelli (Shane) Long, Kerri (Jeff) Lewis, Stevie Osborne and
Chris Osborne. Also surviving are his four great-grandchildren, Mikyla Perkins, Allison Long,
Shanea Long and Ashtyn Lewis and several nieces and nephews. Doy had nine brothers and
sisters. Surviving are Merle, Khaki, Ebby, Tea, Starling, Sissy, Hollis Osborne, Johnny Osborne
and the late Bud Osborne.

Calling hours are Saturday, August 16, 2003 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the JP Rogers
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 17, 2003 at 1 p.m. at the JP Rogers
Funeral Home with Rev. Rob Ervin. Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery with military
services to be conducted at the graveside.
Lula Canter
Died: Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Age: 83

Lula Canter, age 83, a resident of Veterans Drive, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Aug.
13, 2003 at Four Winds Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 30, 1919 in Kentucky to the late
William and Martha (Adkins) Fultz. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her
husband, Ray Canter in 1994.

She is survived by four sons, Russell Canter of Jackson, Elmer and Bill Mobley and Jim Kennedy;
five daughters, Carolyn Collins of Patsville, Ky., Liza Luke of Michigan, Julia Rowe of Dayton,
Ohio, Linda Henson of South Gate, Mich., and Reva Riddle of Illinois; and two brothers, Lonnie
Fultz of Rio Grande, Ohio and Clarence Fultz of Jackson. Fourteen grandchildren and seven great-
grandchildren also survive.

Friends may call at Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson, two hours prior to the service, which will be
held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, with Rev. Troy Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Coalton
Greenlawn Memory Gardens.
Mary E. Benner
Died: Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Age: 84

Mary E. Benner, age 84, a resident of North Ohio Avenues, Wellston, passed away Wednesday,
August 13, 2003 at her residence. She was born on December 11, 1918 in West Virginia. She
was preceded in death by her parents James and Ella (Bates) Long, her husband Hugh Benner, a
brother, a Thomas A. Long and two sisters Nancy Long and Elsie Sheets.

She is survived by one sister Oney Boyer of Columbus and several nieces and nephews. She was
retired from the Hercules Trouser Company of Wellston. She was a member of Truth Church in
Hamden.

Calling hours will be Sunday, August 17, 2003 from 6-8 p.m. at the JP Rogers Funeral Home and
funeral services will be Monday, August 18, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with James
Eberts officiating. Burial will be in the Bainbridge Cemetery, Bainbridge.
Bessie Marie Hughes
Died: Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Age: 90

Bessie Marie (Whaley) Hughes, age 90, a resident of Pattonsville Road, Jackson, Ohio, went to be
with her Lord and Saviour on Tues., Aug. 12, 2003.

She was born June 15, 1913 in Jackson County, Ohio, to the late David and Lottie Whaley. In
addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Albert Hughes, Dec. 8, 1993; two
sons, brothers, sisters, grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Bessie was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Victory Chapel of Jackson.

She is survived by five children, Frank Hughes, Mary Alice Malone, Howard Hughes, Betty Jane
Ewing, and Phyllis Rowland, all of Jackson; one sister, Florence Hughes of Springfield, Ohio; 20
grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and
nephews.

Friends may called at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Weds., Aug. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m., where
services were held Thursday, Aug. 14, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Troy Miller officiating. Burial
followed in Coalton Greenlawn Memory Gardens.
Charles E. Dixon III
Died: Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Age: 48

Charles E. “Chuck” Dixon III, age 48 of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003 at Ohio
State University, Columbus. He was born Aug. 26, 1954 in Chillicothe. Chuck Retired from USEC,
the former Martin-Marietta in Piketon, as a group manager and a member of Trowel Lodge 132
F&AM. He attended Grace United Methodist Church, and currently was secretary/treasurer for the
Jackson County Republican Party. A graduate from Jackson High School Class of 1972, he
attended the University of Rio Grande and Shawnee State University, coached soccer, baseball,
biddee-league basketball, and numerous other coaching positions.

Survived by his wife Belinda C. (Luster) Dixon; children, Charles E. “Chase” Dixon IV and Corey
Elizabeth Dixon, both of Jackson; mother Wilma (Coyle) Dixon of Jackson; brother, William
(Shelly) Dixon of Logan; sisters, Carolyn (Wendell) Williams of Jackson, Sharon Yerian (Jim
Simovart) of Clayton, Ohio, Tina (John) Baughman of Hilliard, and Dixie (Mark) Poe of Jackson;
numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Charles E. Dixon Jr., on July 3, 1980.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, 1 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson, with the Rev. George Copas officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery,
Jackson. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday.
A Masonic Service will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Mark B. Dalton
Died: Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Age: 52

Mark B. Dalton, age 52, of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away Aug. 12, 2003. He was born in Oak
Hill, Ohio, but was a resident of Jackson and attended Jackson schools. He later moved to San
Jose, California where he earned several college degrees. He was the son of Gloria Dalton of
Hubert Heights, Ohio and William Dalton of West Liberty, Ohio, of whom survive.

In addition to his parents, he is also survived by one sister Kathy (Bob) Exline of Columbus; two
brothers, Jeffrey Dalton of Chillicothe and Kevin (Linda) Dalton of Hubert Heights; many nieces
and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Timothy Dalton in 1990.

At Mark’s request he was cremated. There will be no calling hours.
SM Sergeant Larry G. Owrey
Died: Monday, August 11, 2003
Age: 69

Larry Gene Owrey, age 69, of Franklin passed away on August 1, 2003 at Hospice of Dayton.
Larry was born in Jackson County, Ohio and was a graduate of Ohio University. “Sarge” retired
from the U.S. Air Force after more than 20 years of service. He taught ROTC, American history
and psychology at Springboro High School for 22 years.

Preceding him in death were his father, Herbert C. Owrey and his mother Gladys (Pittenger)
Owrey.

He is survived by his wife of twenty-two years, Ruth A. (Wise) Owrey; daughters, Denise Davis
and husband Malchom, Lisa Pierce and husband Terry; son, Larry Richard Owrey and wife
Carolyn, all of Wellston; son, Herbert Owrey and wife April of Cameron, North Carolina. Also
surviving Larry is his sister, Eleanor Owrey Norris of Wellston; five grandchildren, Rachel, Ryan,
Megan, Rebecca, Holly and husband Josh; and one great-granddaughter, Rayna.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 470 S. Gephart
Church Rd., Miamisburg, OH on August 16 at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Dayton or the Warren County Humane Association. Condolences can be sent to the
family via www.andersonfuneralhomes.com.
William Wykle
Died: Monday, August 11, 2003
Age: 77

William (Red) Wykle, age 77, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2003 at his
residence. Born Oct. 30, 1925 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Arthur and Nellie (Copas) Wykle. Bill
was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in WW II from 1943 to 1946. Bill was a forty year
employee of General Telephone Company in Waverly, Ohio; a life time member of the Disabled
American Veterans Organization; and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Bill leaves to mourn his wife of 56 years, Marcella (Isreal) Wykle; son, Tony (Sheila) Wykle of
Goshen, Ohio; two daughters, Linda (Raymond) Wyant of Jackson and Kathy Wykle Carter of
Chillicothe, Ohio; one sister, Vivian Libbey of Wellston, Ohio; six grandchildren, Dobie (Lisa)
Wyant, Joe (Tami) Wyant, Rodney (Ronda) Wyant, all of Jackson, Jeff (Denise) Wykle of Goshen,
Ohio, Jennifer (Jim) Bush of Williamsburg, Ohio, and Shawn Wykle of Chillicothe, Ohio; seven
great-grandchildren, Laura Wyant, Austin Wyant, Dillion Wyant, all of Jackson, Stephen and
Nathan Bush of Williamsburg, Ohio and Anthony and Alyssa Wykle of Goshen, Ohio.

Preceded in death by parents; two sisters, Margaret Kisor and Ruth Lucas; one brother, Kendall
Wykle; and an infant brother and sister.

Funeral service will be held Friday, 1 p.m., Aug. 15, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home
with the Rev. Stan Mayenschein officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery with Disabled
American Veterans Chapter #45 graveside services. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at the funeral home. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be
made to Adena Hospice, 111 West Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.
Martha Sue Waugh
Died: Saturday, August 09, 2003
Age: 54

Martha Sue Waugh, age 54, a resident of Arbors at Gallipolis, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9,
2003 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born June 29, 1949 in Gallia County,
Ohio.

She previously lived and worked in Columbus, Ohio, lastly as Office Manager at a district office of
All State Insurance.

She is survived by her parents, Edward and Edna (Duhl) Waugh; one sister, Mary Isabel and
brother-in-law, Paul Locascio; aunts, Sue Corbin of Indiana, Jean Glaze of Columbus, and Olive
Harrison of Wellston; and a nephew, Jeffery Kern.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral
services will be held graveside Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Ridgewood Cemetery,
Wellston, Ohio, with the Olive Harrison and the Rev. George Copus officiating.

In lieu of flowers, tributes may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 267 Locust St.,
Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Audrey Wallace
Died: Saturday, August 09, 2003
Age: 71

Audrey Wallace, age 71 of Columbus, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003 at Mount Carmel East
Hospital. Audrey was born June 19, 1932 in Rappsburg, Ohio to Ivan and Nellie Watson. She
retired after 21 years of service as a receptionist for Drs. Murphy, Keith and Lichtblau. She was a
member of the Retired Police Officer’s Association, enjoyed gardening, cooking and loved to
shop. Audrey was a very caring person who was always taking care of other people. She also
loved the Ohio State Buckeyes.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ivan Watson; brothers, Dillard Watson and David
Watson.

She is survived by her husband, Robert S. Wallace; children, Marty (Yvonne) Wallace and Janitye
(Dennis) Dolder; mother, Nellie Watson; brothers and sisters, Avanell Ferguson, Ronald Watson,
Augustine Watson, Geraldine Clay, Richard Watson and Bernard Watson; and many other family
members and friends.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Schoedinger Northwest
Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43221, where the funeral service will be held at 11
a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. Pastor Dale George will be officiating. Interment Sunset Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in her memory.
Mary Elizabeth Duhl
Died: Saturday, August 09, 2003
Age: 98

Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” Duhl, age 98 of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003 at Four
Winds Nursing Facility. Born Nov. 24, 1904 in Gallia County, Ohio to the late William and Rachel
(Evans) Folden. Mollie was a member of Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Doris Rawlins of Jackson; and numerous nieces, nephews and
friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Duhl; brother, John Folden; half-sister,
Mabel McConnell; and son-in-law, Guy Rawlins.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, 1 p.m., Aug. 12, at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Hill Cemetery, Thurman.

Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the
funeral home.
Etta Ruth Cremeans
Died: Saturday, August 09, 2003
Age: 66

Etta Ruth Cremeans, 66 of Greenup, Kentucky, formerly of Stockdale, passed away Saturday,
Aug. 9, 2003, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Cox Funeral
Home, Beaver.
Anna June Chapman
Died: Saturday, August 09, 2003
Age: 74

Anna June “Jean” Chapman, age 74 of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003 at her
residence. She was born Nov. 15, 1928 in Gallia, Ohio to the late Samuel and Frances (Walton)
Trainer.

She was a former owner of Anna’s Nursery and Greenhouse and also had retired at the former
Goodyear Plant in Jackson.

Survived by children, Virginia Ann (Gene) Burton of Waverly, Judy A. Chapman of Jackson,
Charlie (Paula) Chapman of Oak Hill, Shirley (Rick) Adkins of Oak Hill, Ray (Debbie) Chapman of
Jackson, Lou Ann Pentz (Rick Moore) of South Webster, J. D. (Mary Lou) Chapman of Jackson,
and Larry (Valerie) Chapman of Jackson; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; adopted son
in her heart, Danny Jones of Thurman; two sisters, Pauline Chapman of Gallia and Bonnie Glood
of Gallipolis; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by husband Elbia A. “Doc” Chapman on June 23, 1982; two sisters, Eva Glass
and Betty Allen.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Aug. 12 at Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson with the Rev.
Fred Crabtree officiating. Friends called Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, Jackson. The family request that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Holzer
Hospice of Jackson County, 16 N. Ohio Ave., Wellston, Ohio 45692.
Royal C. Downtown of La Grange, III
Died: Thursday, July 31, 2003

Royal C. Downton of La Grange, Ill. died last week. He was the beloved husband of the late Betsy
(Lounsbury); father of Elizabeth Ann Downton of Boston and Rev. David (Carolyn) Downton of
Jackson; grandfather of Christina Downton and brother of the late Franklyn (Kyra) Downton.

He was retired as the Vice-President of the Illinois Tool Works.

Rev. David Downton is the current pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, having
been recently installed.

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2003 at Highlands Presbyterian
Church, 1901 West 58th Place, La Grange, Ill. Interment in Church Memorial Garden.

Memorials may be given to the church. Call 630-654-8484 or visit www.coglianese.com for
information.
Bernice Louise Shroyer
Died: Friday, August 08, 2003
Age: 92

Bernice Louise Shroyer, age 92 of Richwood, Ohio, passed away Aug. 8, 2003 at Riverside
Methodist Hospital. Born May, 19, 1911 to William Reece and Margaret (Morgan) Reese in
Jackson County, Ohio. She married Herbert W. Shroyer on July 18, 1935. Herbert passed away
on Jan. 1978.

Bernice was employed by R&M Shop, Springfield for many years. Herbert and Bernice moved in
1944 to a farm outside of Richwood.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by six brothers, Evart, Harry,
Evan, Edgar, Pearl, and Howard Reece; and one sister, Mildred Jackson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Ballinger Funeral Home in
Richwood, Ohio with graveside services at 3:30 p.m. in the Horeb Cemetery, Oak Hill, Ohio with
the Rev. Maurice Dunn officiating. Visitation was held at Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood on
Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Salome May McCarter
Died: Thursday, August 07, 2003
Age: 47

Salome May McCarter, age 47 of Berlin, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 at
Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. She has resided in Berlin Hall all her life. After graduating
from Wellston High School in 1974, Salome was widely known for her kind heart and generosity
by many friends and relatives. She was employed at Campbells Mushroom factory for over a
decade before she became disabled. Salome was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret
Bunch.

She leaves behind one daughter, Shannon McCarter; and a son Lewis (Selena) McCarter; three
sisters, Julie (Leslie) Knox, Christy McCarter, Joyce Ann Mayo; two brothers, Artis Bunch, Jr., and
John Bunch; fiance John Marks.; two grandchildren, Lenitra McCarter and Javan McCarthy; six
nieces and nephews also survive.

God brought home one of his daughters that will be widely missed by many to be reunited with
her father Lewis McCarter, on Aug. 7, 2003 from Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio.

Calling hours were held Sunday, Aug. 9, 2003 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Calvin
Minnis officiating. Interment followed in the Woodson Cemetery.
Pearly M. Slater
Died: Wednesday, August 06, 2003
Age: 93

Pearly M. Slater, age 93 formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003 at Four
Winds Nursing Facility, Jackson. Born Oct. 13, 1909 in Oak Hill, to the late Benjamin and Flossie
(McCain) Slater. Pearly was a cook at the Oak Hill Hospital for 27 years and was a life member of
Monroe Chapel Church.

Survivors include sisters, Alma Jenkins of Jackson, Mary Crabtree of Columbus, and Elizabeth
Oiler of Oak Hill; one brother, Henry Slater of Ocala, Florida; daughter-in-law, Norma J. Carter of
Pliny, W. Va.; two grandchildren, Becky and Randy; two great-granddaughters, Mellissa and
Melanie; and three great-great-grandsons.

Preceded in death by parents; son, Clarence Carter; three brothers, Oral, John, and Ernest
Slater; one sister, Emma Slater.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Monroe Chapel Church, Oak Hill
with the Rev. Bruce Crabtree and Rev. David Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow in Monroe
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Kuhner-Lewis
Funeral Home in Oak Hill.
Emmalee Marie Patton
Died: Tuesday, August 05, 2003

Emmalee Marie Patton, age 3 days, passed away August 5, 2003 at Ohio State University
Hospital, Columbus. Emmalee, the infant daughter of Frank Elias and Kimberlee Marie Nickels
Patton of Wellston was born August 3, 2003 in Columbus.

Besides her parents she is survived by a brother Aaren Franklin Patton; Paternal grandparents
Frank and Eulah Patton of Wellston; Maternal grandparents, Eva McConnell (Wayne Kemp) of
Jackson and Paul Nickels of Gallipolis; great grandparents Raymond (Geneva) McConnell of
Michigan; Uncles, Clinton Nickels of Jackson, Eric Shifflet of Wellston; Aunts, Megan (Luke) Profitt
of Orient; LuAnne (Mike) Dunbar of Ardada, Colorado; in addition to several cousins.

Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson with
Rev. Fr. Donald Maroon officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur.
Barbara Ann Hatfield McCormick
Died: Tuesday, August 05, 2003
Age: 40

Barbara Ann Hatfield McCormick, age 40 of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003 at
Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. Born June 6, 1963 in Chillicothe, Ohio to the late Ernest Hatfield
and Wyoma (Adkins) Hatfield of Oak Hill who survives.

She is also survived by her husband, James McCormick; two daughters, Alicia (Joe) Borghese of
Jackson and Courtney McCormick of the home; son, Benjamin McCormick of the home; one
grandson, Keith; two brothers, Mark Hatfield of Jackson and Ernest “Rick” Hatfield of Hilliard; six
sisters, Susan Hatfield of Oak Hill, Angela Carter of Lasage, W. Va., Debbie Faught of Logan ,
Christy Price of Columbus, Tammy Henry of Oak Hill, and Tracy Hatfield of Jackson.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill
with the Rev. Roy McCarty officiating. Burial will follow at Gallia Baptist Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Anna B. Gallagher
Died: Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Age: 77

Anna B. Gallagher, 77, a resident of Heartland of Jackson, died Wednesday afternoon, July 30,
2003 at the O.S.U. Medical Center Hospital in Columbus. Arrangements are by the Jenkins
Funeral Chapel of Wellston.
Richard Nolen
Died: Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Age: 95



Richard Nolen, age 95, of State Route 104, McDermott, formerly of the Stockdale Community,
died Wednesday at Woodland Care Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha
(Thompson) Nolen in 1989. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, Beaver, Ph. 740-226-2492.
Joe Barrows
Died: Tuesday, July 29, 2003
Age: 81

Joe E. Barrows, age 81, of Jackson, Ohio, died on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at Grant Medical
Center, Columbus, Ohio. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, World War II; and retired from the
State of Ohio, having served with the Training Institute of Central Ohio (TICO).

He was born April 17, 1922 in Nelsonville, Ohio to the late Lawrence E. and Virgie H. Shanon
Barrows. Also preceding him in death was his beloved wife of 56 years, Lessie Barrows in April,
2003; and brothers, Don Barrows and Harold Barrows. He was a member of the Christ United
Methodist Church of Jackson.

He is survived by his sister, Margy Dolby; nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives and
friends.

Funeral services were set for 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E.
Livingston Ave., Columbus, where friends may call from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.
Graveside service is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the Antioch Cemetery in Jackson County,
Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local Humane Society or Friends for Life
Animal Haven in Joe’s memory.
Donald Wayne Spriggs
Died: Tuesday, July 29, 2003
Age: 54

Donald Wayne Spriggs, age 54, of Church Street, Jackson, passed away at his residence on
Tuesday, July 29, 2003.

Born Nov. 24, 1948 in Jackson, to the late Clyda (Doug) Spriggs and mother, Ruth (Harless)
Spriggs Brown of Wilkesboro, N.C., he was a 1966 graduate of Jackson High School. He was a
member of the U.S. Army and a Vietnam Veteran; member of the Elks and Franklin Valley Golf
Course and a retired board member of the golf course; former employee of KCI for 24 years;
former parts person for Jackson Implement, and presently with Stockmeister, Inc.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Brown of North Carolina; wife of 35 wonderful years, Joyce
(Kinnison) Spriggs; son, Brian (Nicole) Spriggs of Gastonia, N.C.; daughter, Amanda Spriggs of
Jackson; granddaughter, Morgan Elizabeth Spriggs; brothers, Allen Spriggs of Springfield, Ed
Spriggs of Columbus; and sister, Carol Brown of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his father and by a sister, Doris Stevens.

Don was a devoted husband, father, brother and grandpa. His granddaughter Morgan was the
light of his life and he will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson
with Rev. Harry Harrel officiating and burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Calling hours were set for
Thursday, July 31 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donald Wayne Spriggs
Died: Tuesday, July 29, 2003


Chalmer R. Baker
Died: Monday, July 28, 2003
Age: 66
Chalmer W. Baker, age 66 of Oak Hill, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 28,
2003 at his residence.

Born in Glo, Ky. on Feb. 16, 1937 to the late Dave and Ruthy (Boyd) Baker, he was a former
foundry worker and also served with the U.S. Marine Corp for three years at Parris Island, N.C.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma (Perry) Baker; sons, Steve W. (Rosie) Baker and Timothy D.
(Sharon) Baker, both of Oak Hill; daughters, Kimberly Waters of Piketon, Pamela (Gary) Summe
of South Webster and Tammy (Kevin) Lowery of Chillicothe; nine grandsons and three
granddaughters; three brothers, William Baker of Florida, Clarence Baker of Coal Grove and Larry
Baker of Pedro; and two sisters, Elsie Maynard of Springfield and Virginia Love of South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by parents; sons, Danny and Chalmer Jr.; three brothers and two
sisters.

Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with
Rev. Clarence Edward Baker Jr. officiating and burial at C. M. Cemetery. Military graveside
services will be provided by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #45 of Jackson. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at the funeral home.
Evelyn E. Holley
Died: Sunday, July 27, 2003
Age: 79

Evelyn E. Holley, age 79, of Circleville, died July 27, 2003 at Sunbridge Nursing Home. She was
born February 23, 1924 in Oak Hill, Ohio, the daughter of Walter and Bessie (Oliver) Howard.
She was a member of First Church of Christ in Christian Union. She was preceded in death by her
parents; daughter Barbara Adams and nine brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her husband Emmett Holley of Newark; nine grandchildren; five great grand
children; brother Elmer Howard and sisters Garnet Burt and Carrie Brisker all of Oak Hill. Funeral
service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Church of Christ in Christian Union with
Pastor Herschel Holley officiating. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. in Monroe Cemetery, Oak Hill. Friends
may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville. Memorial
contributions may be made to the First C.C.C.U., 436 East Ohio Street, Circleville, Ohio 43113.
Ronald Royce Leonard
Died: Saturday, July 26, 2003
Age: 61

Ronald Royce Leonard, age 61, of New Era, Michigan and formerly of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away
Saturday, July 26, 2003 at Hackley Hospital in Muskegon, Michigan. He was born August 25,
1941 in Oak Hill to Clarence and Hazel Leonard. Retired from working in a foundry and was a
veteran of the U.S. Navy during Vietnam.

Surviving are two sons, Ronald Jr. (Angel) Leonard and Michael (Susan) Leonard, and one
daughter Pamela Mothceck, all of Michigan; grandchildren, Felisha, Cody, Haley Leonard and
Michael, Teddy Mothceck, all of Michigan; brothers Billy and Gary Leonard of Michigan, Lloyd,
Dale, Monte, Dennis (Rose) Lenoard, all of Oak Hill; sisters Rosalie (Ronald) Straight, Beverly
(Ross) Campbell, Shelba (Ronnie) Adkins, all of Oak Hill, Linda (Dwight) Woods of Gallipolis;
numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by wife Betty, parents, grandson Ronald Leonard III, and two brothers,
Darrell and Rodney, one sister, Joyce.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill
with Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Horeb Cemetery. Friends may call from 5
to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003. Military grave side services provided by the Disabled American
Veterans Chapter #45 of Jackson.
Laura Margaret Arthur
Died: Saturday, July 26, 2003
Age: 81

Laura Margaret Arthur, age 81, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2003 at Edgewood
Manor Nursing Facility in Wellston. She was born in Wellston, Ohio, November 28, 1921,
daughter of the late Bernard Joseph Coyle and Elsie Mae Workman Coyle. Mrs. Arthur, along with
her husband, the late Cecil S. Arthur, was founder and owner of Sands Hill Coal Company.
Following her husband’s illness, she served as President of the business for several years. She
was a 1939 graduate of Wellston High School, a member of the Hope United Methodist Church
where she belonged to the Wibbler Class, a member of the Wellston Historical Society and was a
former Cub Scout Den Mother.

She is survived by daughters and son-in-law Brenda Weber of Jackson and Bonny and Jack
Huffman of Wellston; son and daughter-in-law Alan and Becky Arthur of Wellston; grandchildren
Sean Weber of New York, Shannon Weber of Wellston, Sasha and Steve Kuntz of Virginia, Shalyn
Weber, Erin Huffman, Julie Huffman, Austin Arthur, Jack Arthur, Grant Arthur, all of Wellston;
niece Patty Coyle and nephew Doug Coyle, both of Michigan, and close companion Tina Wagoner.


Besides her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son and brother,
Bernard K. Coyle.

Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Rev. Glen
Herman officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be
made to the Hope United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 620, Wellston, Ohio 45692.
Kenneth Brice Jenkins
Died: Saturday, July 26, 2003
Age: 81

Kenneth Brice (Kenny) Jenkins passed away Saturday, July 26, 2003 at the VA Medical Center in
Chillicothe. He was born in Coalton, Ohio, on May 1, 1922, to Charles Edgar and Fannie (Maerter)
Jenkins.

He was a graduate of Jackson High School and Ohio University, and was a retired school
teacher/band director. During his career, Mr. Jenkins taught high school, middle school, and
elementary school bands. He was also a renowned vocalist and piano tuner in the area.

He served in WWII in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a 50-year member of all bodies of the
Jackson Masonic Lodge, a lifetime member of American Legion Post #62 in Chillicothe, and a
lifetime member of Am Vets Post #41 in Chillicothe.

He attended Brookside Church in Chillicothe, and was a member of the Jackson Presbyterian
Church, where he sang in many cantatas and special musical events.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Edgar and Fannie Maerker Jenkins.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Cydrus Jenkins of Chillicothe; three children: Kristina (Kenny)
Dempsey of Chillicothe; Rebecca (Dwayne) Trego of Grove City; Kevin Jenkins of Nashville,
Tennessee; seven grandchildren: Paige Dempsey, Abby Dempsey, Brice Trego, Jessica Trego,
Brittany Jenkins, Tiffany Jenkins, and Steffany Jenkins; a sister, Inez Miller of Jackson; a brother,
Edgar Jenkins of Jackson; a niece, Susan (John) Rogers of Jackson; two nephews, Dan Miller of
Jackson and Mark Miller of Columbus.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ware Funeral Home, 121 W. Second Street,
Chillicothe, Ohio. Funeral services will be at I pm on Wednesday at Ware Funeral Home, with the
Reverend David Dean and the Reverend Jack Norman officiating.
Ruhama B. Lorbach
Died: Friday, July 25, 2003
Age: 98

Ruhama B. Lorbach, age 98, formerly of Triumph Street, Jackson, passed away Friday, July 25,
2003 at Four Winds Nursing Facility. She was born March 28, 1905, near Stockdale, Ohio in
Scioto County, to the late Scott and Ida (Fullerton) Brown. She married Damon J. Lorbach on
March 28, 1922, he preceded her in death on July 5, 1982. Ruhama was a member of the Christ
United Methodist Church and retired from Hercules Trouser Company of Wellston. She greatly
enjoyed participating in activities at the Senior Citizens Center and doing crafts, various
needlework, flowers and gardening.

Surviving are daughter Analee (Bill) Jacobs of Jackson; son Kenneth (Carolyn) Lorbach of
Jackson; grandchildren Debra (Don) Price, Denise (Paul) Brown, Steven (Tammy) Lorbach,
Randy (Sharon) Jacobs and Patricia Rowland; six great grandchildren and one great great
grandson, as well as several nieces and nephews/

She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Howard and Harry Brown, and
sisters Doris Gordon and Mae Wheeler.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2003 in the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, Jackson with Diaconal Minister Janie Karl officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Lucy G. McGinnis Griffiths
Died: Thursday, July 24, 2003
Age: 82

Lucy G. McGinnis Griffiths, age 82, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2003 at Heartland
of Jackson. She was born August 18, 1920 in Jackson County to the late Charles and Berdie Mae
(Lindymood) Leedy. Lucy was a member of Trinity Chapel Church, the Home Makers Club, and
Calvary United Methodist Church Bible Study. She retired as a cook with Jackson City Schools.

She is survived by a daughter, Ellen (Rick) Skaggs of Wellston; son, Jim (Carol) McGinnis of
Kingston; grandson, Craig (Megan) Brown of Wellston; great granddaughter, Brianna Brown of
Wellston; two step children, Sandy Griffiths of Wellston and Danny Griffiths of Jackson; many
good friends.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Audie McGinnis and her second husband,
Carl Griffiths; parents three brothers, Alden, Richard and Harold Leedy.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m Monday at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson with
Rev. Robert Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Coalton Cemetery. Calling hours are 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Thelma Johnson Rouse
Died: Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Age: 90

Thelma Johnson Rouse was born March 4, 1913 and passed away on July 9, 2003 in Tooele,
Utah. She was born in Freeburn, Ky. to Dolph and Lassie Ferrell Johnson. In 1924 the family
moved to Ohio. She attended Rio Grande College and Business College in Portsmouth, Ohio. She
married Paul Irons. He was killed in World War II. In 1947 she married Burt Rouse. Their
marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Being a convert to the LDS Church, she
served in many callings, Ward Primary Presidency, Stake Primary President, and Relief Society
President among others. She loved serving in the Salt Lake Temple for many years, with her
husband. Refinement was Thelma's hallmark in everything she did. She was a devoted wife,
mother and grandmother. She loved to cook and was a recipe tester for General Mills for many
years. She loved gardening and flowers, and was an artist in arranging flowers. The light of her
life were her grandchildren, she spent many happy hours and days with them. She had a deep
compassion for others.

Survived by her husband Burt; son Paul; sister Virginia, all of Ohio; grandkids, Shawn, Jennifer
and Marlow; great-grandkids, Kylee, Alyssa and Mercy Rayne. Thelma is also survived by many
special nieces and nephews through out the country.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; two brothers; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Monday July 14, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the Tooele 3rd Ward 141 West
Utah Ave., where friends called from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment followed
in the Tooele City Cemetery under the direction of Tate Mortuary, Tooele.
Kevin Allen Lemley
Died: Friday, July 18, 2003

Kevin Allen Lemley, one hour old, passed away Friday, July 18, 2003 at Holzer Medical Center,
Jackson.

He is survived by parents, Karrell David Lemley and Amanda Jean Stewart of Wellston; brother,
Kyle Lemley; sisters, Kristian and Kayla Lemley, all of the home; grandparents, Albert and
Marilyn (Hughes) Cupp of Wellston, Bud and Doris Lemley of Middleport; great-grandparents,
Frances Manering and Wm. Frank Hughes, both of Jackson; great-great-grandmother, Bessie
Hughes; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Graveside services were held on Monday, July 21 at 11 a.m. in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens,
Coalton with the Rev. Nathan Kingrey officiating.
Mary Carolyn Hedges
Died: Thursday, July 17, 2003
Age: 65

Mary Carolyn Hedges, age 65, of Wellston, passed away Thursday morning, July 17, 2003, at her
residence. She was born in Circleville, Ohio on March 10, 1938, daughter of the late Thomas B.
Hedges and Ida Walters Hedges. Carolyn was retired with 38 years serving from BancOhio where
she held the office of Assistant Vice President and was a member of the Country Road Quilt Guild
in McArthur.

She is survived by her companion Blaine Hubbard of Wellston; brothers, Thomas L. Hedges of
Canal Winchester and Edward Hedges of Logan; half-sisters, Kathy of New Mexico and Alice of
New York; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in
Wellston where funeral services were held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Somsel officiating. Burial
followed in the Greenlawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be
made to the American Cancer Society, 138 Marietta Road, Suite D, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.
Virginia Cline
Died: Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Sis left us here and went to her home higher up as promised to her by her Lord Jesus.
Born in Wellston on May 17, 1949 - the special daughter of Henry H. and Betty J. Cline.

Along with her parents, Sis leaves behind her loving brothers, Larry (Vicki), Roger (Barb), Dale
(Debbie) John (Carmen), and Gary (Kathy); her loving children, son, Tim (Tammy) McPheters;
daughter, Holly Ann (Bret) Merrill; grandchildren, Jonathan McPheters, Krista, Shi Ann and
Keegan Merrill "all the apple of her eye".

At home comforting Sis in her last hours were her immediate family and Harold Writesel, with his
children, Jason, Jessica, Melissa, David; also her much loved cousin, Danny (Charlotte)
Baumann; and Harold's sister, Bev Writesel.

Sis will be cremated by the J.P. Rogers Funeral Home and a private ceremony will be held at a
later date with her immediate family and friends.

Sis's family would like to extend a special thanks to all who sent cards, flowers, food and prayers.
and a very special thanks to Pastor Butch Deer and Pastor Rob Ervin.
Mary Sharp
Died: Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Age: 46

Mary “Anna Lou” Sharp, age 46, of Bennett Ave., Jackson, Ohio and Four Winds Nursing facility in
Jackson, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. Born April
26, 1957 in Jackson County to the late James R. Sharp who preceded her in death in 1993 and
Betty L. Sharp Curtis of Jackson. She was a 1976 graduate of Jackson High School and a member
of Calvary United Methodist Church. Anna Lou has been in failing health since 1975.

She is survived by mother, Betty L. Sharp Curtis; stepfather, Howard R. Curtis; sisters, Linda S.
(Rod) West of Foster, Ky.; Diane Vallee of North Olmstead, Ohio; brothers, Robert R. and James
E. Sharp of Jackson; niece, Jennifer Vallee; nephews, Robert R. (Jamie) Sharp of Logan, Steven
Sharp of Whitehall, Peyton, Andrew and Jonathan West all of Foster, Ky.; stepbrothers, Stephen
Curtis of Georgetown, La.; Eric (Shannon) Curtis and stepsister, Faye (Jim) Long, both from
Wellston; aunts, Mary McGlone, Geraldine Conley, Lenora Stiltner and Gertrude Sharp; many
cousins, friends, and her family at Four Winds Nursing Facility.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church
in Jackson with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating with viewing one hour prior to the service. Burial
followed in C. M. Cemetery. Friends called from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 18 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis
Funeral Home.
Anna Lou Sharp
Died: Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Age: 46

Anna Lou Sharp, age 46, of Jackson died Wednesday July 16, 2003 at Holzer Medical Center in
Jackson. Arrangements are pending at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in Jackson.
Leslie E. Pittenger
Died: Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Age: 60

Leslie E. “Les” Pittenger, 60 of 501 Oxford Avenue, Newcomerstown, formerly of Wellston, died
at his Newcomerstown residence on Wednesday morning, July 16, 2003. Les was born in
Wellston, Ohio, Jackson County on January 12, 1943 and is survived by his mother, Eloise M.
Chamberlain Pittenger of Wellston. He was preceded in death by his father, William Leslie "Jim”
Pittenger.
He attended electrician's school at Ohio University, Lancaster. He was a self-employed
electrician, plumber, and mechanic for all his adult life. He was also a truck driver with
Montgomery Trucking in Wellston for over 17 years; drove the church bus for the Wellston
Church of the Nazarene; and was employed at Rush Electric, in Wellston for a few years. Les
belonged to the Coshocton Eagles Lodge and was a former member of the Newcomerstown
Moose Lodge. He enjoyed remodeling and working on home improvements.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Lee Carson Pittenger of
Newcomerstown, who died on August 15, 1996, and a brother-in-law, Charles R. Welch of Orient.

In addition to his mother, Les is survived by his wife, Dixie J. Moore Pittenger of
Newcomerstown, whom he married on December 24, 1997; daughters, Teresa Eveland of South
Bloomingville and Sheilla (Stephen) Williams of Wellston; a step-son, Joshua R. Moore of
Newcomerstown; a step-daughter, Nakia R. Moore of West Lafayette; six grandchildren; two
step-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Charlene (Larry) Foreman of Orient; Ethel M. Welch of
Circleville; brother, Richard L. (Vicki) Pittenger of Fresno; uncles, Wesley “Big” (Liz) Pittenger of
Kettering; Richard (Dolly) Chamberlain of Norfolk, Virginia; aunt, Jessie Hathaway of San
Bernardino, California; father and mother-in-law, Herb (Charlene) Moore of Newcomerstown; and
many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m. in the Ourant Funeral Home with the
Rev. Donald Silverthorne officiating. Burial followed in West Lawn Cemetery in Newcomerstown.
Visiting hours were held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and on Saturday morning
one hour prior to the funeral. Memorial may be made to Hospice of Coshocton County, P. O. Box
1284, Coshocton 43812.
Lexie E. Nuckols
Died: Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Age: 89

Lexie E. Nuckols, age 89, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at Huston Nursing Home in Hamden.
She was born Sept. 1, 1913 in Salyersville, Ky. She was a homemaker and a resident of Jackson
for 25 years before moving to Wellston in 1996.

She is preceded in death by her husband Symore Nuckols; two brothers, Henry and Melvin
Conly; two sisters, Alka J. Holbrook and Marjorie B. Wheeler. She is survived by a sister Marie
Warren of New Lebanon, Oh and 13 nieces and nephews. She is also survived by special people,
Jack and Carolyn Nigh of Wellston.

Calling hours will be 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the J.P. Rogers Home. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m.
Sunday at the funeral home with Rev. Allie Skaggs officiating. Burial will be in Bellfonte Memorial
Gardens in Russell, Ky.
Delores Ann Lowe
Died: Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Age: 68

Delores Ann “Shirley” Lowe, 68, of Wellston, died July 15, 2003 at her home. Arrangements are
by the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston.
Gertrude Depue
Died: Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Age: 79

Gertrude M. DePue, 79, of Hamden, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at the Holzer Medical
Center of Jackson, following an extended illness.

She was born at Stonega, Va., June 17, 1924, daughter of the late Roy and Lucinda “Lucy”
Sizemore Pleasant. She was a homemaker and took great pleasure in her adored grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James “EC” Pleasant; and three
sisters, Virginia Zeman, Ruth Anderson and Margaret Pleasant.

Surviving are: Her husband of 53 years, William V. DePue, Sr.; two sons, William DePue, Jr. of
Hamden and Roy (Sharon) DePue of Hamden; two grandchildren, Sandra Molly DePue and
Michael Roy DePue; one brother, Jimmy (Rosemary) Pleasant of Kingsport, Tenn.; four sisters,
Betty Pleasant, June Shuman, Linda Rogers and Judy (Bob) Brett, all of Toledo, Ohio; and also
several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were set for Saturday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston,
with Rev. Jean Kuehnert officiating. Burial will follow in Hamden Cemetery. Calling hours were set
for Friday, July 18 at the Jenkins Chapel from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Denver J. McLaughlin
Died: Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Age: 64

Denver J. McLaughlin, age 64, of Cambrian Avenue, Jackson, Ohio, passed away suddenly at his
home on Tuesday, July 15, 2003.

He was born in Jackson to the late Edward and Grace (Spriggs) McLaughlin, who preceded him in
death in 1976. He was married to the former Karen Jean (Grimes) McLaughlin for 44 years, until
her death on June 15, 2003. Denver was retired from the Waterloo Coal Co. of Jackson and a
member of the Elks Lodge.

He is survived by the following: daughter, Pamela (Darren) Wicker of Wheelersburg; son, Kevin
Jay McLaughlin of Jackson; brother, Jack (Alpharetta) McLaughlin of Michigan; grandchildren,
Joey Halterman, Cody McLaughlin and Misty Muscgrove; great-grandson, D. J. Muscgrove; as
well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and his wife, Denver was also preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn Boring.

Funeral services were set for Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson, with Rev. Jack Hughes officiating, and burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson.
Calling hours were set for Thursday, July 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Denver J. McLaughlin
Died: Tuesday, July 15, 2003
Age: 64

Denver J. McLaughlin, age 64, of Cambrian Avenue, Jackson, Ohio, passed away suddenly at his
home on Tuesday, July 15, 2003.

He was born in Jackson to the late Edward and Grace (Spriggs) McLaughlin, who preceded him in
death in 1976. He was married to the former Karen Jean (Grimes) McLaughlin for 44 years, until
her death on June 15, 2003. Denver was retired from the Waterloo Coal Co. of Jackson and a
member of the Elks Lodge.

He is survived by the following: daughter, Pamela (Darren) Wicker of Wheelersburg; son, Kevin
Jay McLaughlin of Jackson; brother, Jack (Alpharetta) McLaughlin of Michigan; grandchildren,
Joey Halterman, Cody McLaughlin and Misty Muscgrove; great-grandson, D. J. Muscgrove; as
well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and his wife, Denver was also preceded in death by a sister, JoAnn Boring.
Funeral services were set for Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson, with Rev. Jack Hughes officiating, and burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson.
Calling hours were set for Thursday, July 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Valarie A. Jonas
Died: Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Age: 47

Valarie A. Jonas, died Saturday, July 5, 2003 at the Holzer Medical Center—Jackson. She was
born in Hamden on July 27, 1955 to Danny and Hellen Evans Davis. She was married to the late
James Jonas Sr.

She is survived by brothers,Danny and Gean; sisters, Dorothy and Phyllis; a son, James Jr. of
Jackon; daughters, Tracy and Kimberly of Jackson and Lisa of Wellston; seven grandchildren,
Kyla, Kiley, Layne, Lyndsey, Lillian, Kia and Josi. She was predeceased by one daughter Teresa.

Calling hours were held Monday, July 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the J.P. Rogers Funeral Home, 120
West Broadway in Wellston. Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 8,
at 11 a.m. with the Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial followed in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Thelma K. Oiler
Died: Saturday, July 05, 2003
Age: 78

Thelma K. Oiler, age 78 of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2003 at Riverside
Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born Nov. 22, 1924 in Lawrence County, Ohio to the
late Jubal and Dora (Smith) Canter. Thelma was retired and a dedicated employee of the former
Goodyear Plant in Jackson.

She is survived by two sons, Gary (Donna) Oiler of Oak Hill and Brent Oiler of Beaver; three
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Agnes Evans of Oak Hill, Helen Clark
of Waverly, and Janet Johnson of Jackson; also loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Thomas Howell and Clarence Oiler; parents; two
brothers, Charles (Chuck) and Jube Jr.; three infant siblings.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 8 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Burial
followed in Bethel Cemetery. Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday.
Marjorie Mae Branscomb
Died: Saturday, July 05, 2003
Age: 86

Marjorie Mae Branscomb, age 86, a former resident of Seton Square, Wellston, went to meet God
on Saturday, July 5, 2003, at the home of her granddaughter with family at her side. She was
born in Wellston, Ohio on April 19, 1917. daughter of the late Walter and Bertha Wray West.
Marjorie was a loving Pastor’s wife, devoted mother and grandmother and a caring friend. She
was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Wellston and the Masterton Chapter
#584 Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by her children Naomi Ruth Armstrong of Rinard Mills, Everett Edmund Taylor
Branscomb of Wellston, James William (Patricia) Branscomb of Beaver and Barbara Fern Hale of
Wellston; son-in-law, David Lee Venham of Marietta; sister, Frances Phillips of Columbus; as well
as 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Everett Taylor Branscomb
in 1961; and infant son in 1940; daughter, Janice Elizabeth Venham in 2003; two sons-in-law,
Harvey Earl Hale in 2002 and Bob Dean Armstrong in 2003; as well as brothers and sisters, Eva
Collins, Muriel Collins, Maxine Williams, Fern Ruggles, Pauline Hastings, Guy West and Harold
West.

Calling hours were held Monday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston
with Eastern Star services being held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m.
at the McWilliams Funeral Home with the Rev. A. B. Maloy and Pastor Paula Christian officiating.
Burial followed in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Donald J. Myers
Died: Friday, July 04, 2003
Age: 86

Donald J. Myers, age 86 of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, July 4, 2003 at Holzer Medical Center-
Jackson. He was born August 22, 1916 in Oak Hill to the late Lester and Della (McGowan) Myers.

Don retired from Cedar Heights Clay Company in Oak Hill.

He is survived by two sons, Bud (Barbara) Myers and Dick (Karen) Myers, both of Oak Hill; three
grandchildren, Aaron Myers, Julie Myers and Angela (Myers) Krum; three great-granddaughters,
Jordan, Olivia and Emlyn; sister, Helen Bray of Columbus; brother, Bob Myers of Pataskala.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Myers in 1998; two sisters and five brothers.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2003 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home in Oak Hill with Reverend Tim Simpson. Burial will follow in Sardis Cemetery. There will be
no calling hours.
Myron O. Elcess
Died: Friday, July 04, 2003
Age: 75

Myron O. ”George” Elcess, age 75 of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, July 4, 2003 at his residence.
He was born January 23, 1928 in Oak Hill to the late George Malcom and Gladys (Conn) Elcess.
He was retired from Martin Marietta, Atomic Plant in Piketon, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and
attended St. Paul United Methodist Church of Oak Hill.

He is survived by two sons, Joe (Cheryl) Elcess and Jeff (Jolene) Elcess, both of Oak Hill; four
grandchildren, Nikkia, Whitney, Allyson and Andy; brother, Weldon Elcess of Tucson, AZ; and
special friend, Phyllis Hopkins of Minford. He is preceded in death by wife Joan (Dunn) on Dec.
12, 1991.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2003 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill with Reverend Douglas Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in C.M. Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday.
David McManus
Died: Thursday, July 03, 2003
Age: 71

David McManus of Hamden died Thursday, July 3, 2003 at his home. He was born on June 7,
1932 to the late Willis and Clara (Woodruff) McManus. He was married to Peggy Stacy. Mr.
McManus was retired from the Air Force and enjoyed his leisure time fishing and bowling.

He is survived by brothers, Earl and Willis Jr; sisters, Shirley, Nancy, Carolyn and Leona; sisters-
in-law, Jenny, Janie and Eulla; sons, George (Kathy) of Belle Centre and David G. (Julie) of
Bellefontaine; daughters, Mary Beth (Chris) Heckman, Kim (Richard) Pemberton and Lee (Buster)
Easterday all of Union; step-sons, Kimber and James Stacey; 15 grandchildren; five step-
grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren.

As well as his parents, Mr. McManus was predeceased by brothers, James, Jess, Frank and Paul;
one sister, Judy; and a grandson, T.J. Brunner.

Calling hours will be Sunday, July 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the J.P Rogers Funeral Home at 120 West
Broadway in Wellston. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 7 at the funeral
home with Reverend A.B. Maloy officiating. Burial will follow in Elk Cemetery in McArthur with
military services conducted at the grave site.
Jean Kathryn Ramsey
Died: Tuesday, July 01, 2003
Age: 84

Jean Kathryn Ramsey, age 84, of Columbus, and a former resident of Wellston, passed away
Tuesday morning, July 1, 2003, at the New Albany Garden and Care Center. She was born in
Wellston, Ohio on March 18, 1919, daughter of the late Walter W. Neary and Maude May Neary
Coffman. Jean Kathryn was a loving mother and a former bookkeeper. She was a 1937 graduate
of Wellston High School and a member of the Hope United Church in Wellston and the
Stonybrook United Methodist Church in Columbus.

She is survived by daughter, Jane Ramsey Walther of Columbus; son and daughter-in-law, David
and Linda Ramsey of Columbus; grandchildren Andy (Ann) Walther, Sean (Kathy) Walther, Brady
(Jodi) Walther, Jennifer (Brian) Nordmoe, Chad (Britt) Ramsey, Alyson Ramsey; adopted
grandchildren, Christine and Jason Jones; 11 great-grandchildren; and a niece Carolyn G.
Pittenger Coyle of Wellston.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Ramsey and her sister
Pauline Neary Gillen.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston,
where funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Glen Herman officiating. Cremation will
follow the services with burial in the Ridgewood Cemetery. A memorial service will be held
Sunday, July 6, at 8 p.m. at the Schoedinger Funeral Northeast Chapel, 1051 East Johnstown
Rd., in Gahanna with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests memorial contributions be made to Hope United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 620,
Wellston, Ohio 45692 or Hospice of Mt. Carmel, 793 West State St., Columbus, Ohio 43222.
Thomas Grant Plummer
Died: Tuesday, July 01, 2003
Age: 46

Thomas Grant Plummer, age 46, of Wellston, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at
his residence. He was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, April 3, 1957, son of James A. Plummer and the
late Martha Willis Plummer.

Tom was a 1975 graduate of Jackson High School and was a race horse breeder and trainer. He
is shown above with Vickies Return, whom he bread and trained, a filly pacer who in 1999, when
competing in an Ohio Sires Stake Race as a three year old filly on Memorial Day at Scioto Downs,
set a world pacing record of 1.514/5 minutes that still stands. Vickies Return is now a member of
our brood-mare band and is in foal to the great open-racing stallion Sadies Dreamboat.

Besides his father, he is survived by his brothers Jim Plummer of Wellston, and John Plummer of
Jackson, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, There will be no calling
hours. His body will be cremated with services at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Jackson
County Fair Harness Races in care of Speed Racing Superintendent, P.O. Box 88, Jackson, Ohio
45640.

Arrangements for Thomas Grant Plummer are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral
Home.
Adrian E. Morgan
Died: Tuesday, July 01, 2003
Age: 67

Adrian E. Morgan, 67, of Thurman, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at his home after a short
battle with cancer. He was born the son of the late Lewis and Ruth Baxter Morgan on September
2, 1935.

He was retired from Applied Distribution of Columbus after 26 years.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years Louise Tackett Morgan; sons, David (Debbie) of Jackson,
Jim (Jonette) of Wellston, Dwayne (Melody) of Wellston, Mike and his fiancee Sherry Lewis of
Jackson; daughters, Kathy (Chuck) King of Wellston, Carol (Paul) Arthur of Jackson; 14
grandchildren, Darrin, Jeremy, Suzanna, Misty, Jesse, Nicholas, Dylon, Haley, Mikey, Justin,
Christy, Jenny, Jody and Josh; two great-grandchildren, Hannah and Nathan. He is also survived
by two brothers, Casey (Tootsie) and Milt (Dowlene) of Thurman; two sisters, Jean (Jerry) Ward
of Frankfort, and Helen (Leo) Cantrell of Wakeman, Oh; brothers-in-law, Ray (Libby) Tackett,
Moody (Virgie) Tackett and Harold (Sandy) Tackett; sisters-in law, Nora (Jim) Derxson, Judy
(Bob) Calder, and Shirley (Kenny) Sharp. He also leaves many nephews, nieces, cousins and
friends.

Mr. Morgan was predeceased by brothers, Duane, John, Lew, Bob, Bud and Wendall; mother and
father-in-law, Kermit and Draxie Tackett; brother-in-law Wendal Tackett; and one grandson,
Keith Denney in 1999.

Friends may call at the J.P. Rogers Funeral Home at 120 West Broadway, Wellston on Thursday
and Friday, July 3 and 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Services will be Saturday,
July 5, 2003 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Mullet officiating. Burial will be in
the Bethlehem Cemetery. Pall bearers will be J.R. Morgan, Kermit Tackett, Johnny Morgan, Leo
Cantrell, Don Morgan and Sonny Ashton.
Jerry Henry, Sr.
Died: Monday, June 30, 2003
Age: 45

Jerry Henry, Sr.

Jerry Henry Sr. of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2003
at the Community Hospital in Springfield. Mr. Henry was born in Wellston on August 10, 1957 to
late Millard and Nancy Mathews Henry. He was a veteran of the United States Marines and had
been a self-employed truck driver. While living in the Wellston area, Mr. Henry and his family
attended the Vision Baptist Church.

Mr. Henry is survived by brothers, Keith, Kyle and Steve of Wellston; sisters, Gail Grant, Debbie
Leach, Becky Blessing and Missy Henry of Wellston and Nancy Zimmerman of Reynoldsburg; a
son, Jerry Henry, Jr. of Springfield; a daughter, Jennifer Vititoe of Springfield; a granddaughter,
Diana Vititoe; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

As well as his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Todd and a sister Jennifer Michelle.

Calling hours will be Sunday, July 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, 120
West Broadway, Wellston. Services will be at the funeral home on Monday, July 14, at 11 a.m.
with the Reverend A B. Maloy officiating. Burial with military services will follow at Ridgewood
Cemetery
Jon Perry
Died: Monday, June 30, 2003
Age: 56

Jon Perry, along with wife Maria, died suddenly on June 30 as a result of a fatal car accident in
Utah. Born Sept. 17, 1948, Jon was the eldest son of the late Edward E. and Elsie (Sizemore)
Perry of Jackson. Jon enlisted in the U.S. Navy and retired from the navy after 23 years of
service. While in the navy, he was stationed in the Philippines where he met Maria. He did three
tours in Vietnam War and oversaw the military brig in Seattle, Washington and San Diego,
California, where he retired in Chula Vista, California.

He is survived by three children, Vivian, Anita and Willie.

From his immediate family he is survived by one sister, Penny Perry of Columbus; one brother,
Patrick Parry and wife Julie and children (niece) Amber and Phelicia, of Creedmoor, North
Carolina.

Both will be cremated and a memorial will be held on Sunday, 10 a.m. at Glen Abby Funeral
Home in Bonita, California. Jon and Maria adored each other, died together, and will be together
to infinity.
Helen M. Malone
Died: Monday, June 30, 2003
Age: 82

Helen M. Malone, age 82, of Jackson, passed away Monday, June 30, 2003 at Holzer Medical
Center in Gallipolis, Ohio, after a brief illness. Born in Wellston, Ohio, Nov. 12, 1920 to the late
Hershel and Daisy (Partlow) Faught. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, a
homemaker, a loving mother and grandmother.

She is survived by sons, Herbert (Jean) Malone, Edward (Ann) Malone and Joseph Malone, all of
Jackson, grandchildren, Ronda (Paul) Bennington, Tracy (Brian) Mannering, Rachel Malone, Jason
Malone, Jarod Malone, Joanna Malone and Amanda Martin; five great grandchildren, three step-
great grandchildren and brother Hershel Faught.

Helen is preceded in death by husband Stanley E. Malone in 1977, brothers Gordon Faught,
William Faught and sister Lethia Parker.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with
Rev. George Copus officiating with burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at the funeral home.
Joan Daugherty Lawrence
Died: Sunday, June 29, 2003
Age: 77

Joan Daugherty Lawrence, 77, of Parkville, Maryland, formally of Columbus, Ohio, died Sunday,
June 29, 2003. She was born in Jackson, Ohio, on June 16, 1926 to Heber W. and Mildred P.
Daugherty. She graduated from Jackson High School in 1944 and married James B. Tanner on
June 10, 1945, who preceded her in death Feb. 13, 1972. Also preceded in death by her second
husband, George M. Lawrence on May 18, 2002, and brother, Heber W. Daugherty, Jr. in 1985.

Survivors include her daughter, Pamela Jo Thomey and husband, Dwight; son, James Michael
Tanner and wife, Linda; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 6, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Oak Crest Village Chapel in
Parkville, Maryland. Burial will be private at West Point, New York. In lieu of flowers,
contributions can be made to Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio
43214.
James Mulhern
Died: Saturday, June 28, 2003
Age: 74

James Mulhern, age 74, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Holzer Medical
Center/Jackson. He was born in Wellston on Aug. 28, 1928, son of the late James “Tad” Mulhern
and Rosetta Young Mulhern. Jim was a Design Technologist for Martin Marietta from which he
retired in 1991. with 17 years of service. He was also a former 25 year employee of McNally
Pittsburg Manufacturing Company of Wellston. Jim was a 1946 graduate of Wellston High School
and a past member of the E.U.B. Church in Wellston.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen Hansgen Mulhern; son, Mike (Laura) Mulhern of McMurray,
Pa.; daughters, Linda (Carroll) Dalton of Mason, Ohio., Kathy (Kenny Sullivan) Aberts of Bidwell
and Maureen (Randy Lewis) Souders of Wellston; grandchildren, Michael (Meghan) Mulhern,
Jenny (Abe) Loveless, Jason and Terra Dalton, Korie and Brad Aberts and Ryan and Adam
Souders; step-grandchildren, Morgan (Michelle) Sullivan and Aaron Sullivan; brother, Bill (Mary)
Mulhern of Wellston; special sister-in-law, Betty Coon of Dayton; as well as several nieces,
nephews and cousins.

Calling hours were held Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Ridgewood Cemetery with Father Donald
Maroon officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the
Ronald McDonald House, 574 South 18th St., Columbus, Ohio 43205-2906.
John N. Johnson
Died: Saturday, June 28, 2003
Age: 69

John N. Johnson, age 69, formerly of Jackson and most recently of Bozeman, Montana, passed
away Saturday, June 28 at the University Hospital of Utah in Salt Lake City. Son of the late Orson
and Mary Margaret Davis Johnson, born on May 22, 1934 in Jackson, Ohio. He was a 1953
graduate of Jackson High School and served in the United States Air Force. On February 9, 1963
he married Carolyn Hopkins of Riverside, California. He was employed by the City of Riverside,
California as an electrical engineer and after retirement moved to Bozeman, Montana where he
enjoyed traveling and wood working.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carolyn Hopkins Johnson; brothers, Harley (Kay) Johnson
and Stanley (Donna) Johnson of Jackson; a sister Ruth (Vancil) Comer of Jackson; an uncle, Ivan
Davis of Columbus, Ohio; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is planned at his home in Bozeman, Montana on Sunday, July 13.
Verna A. Hammond
Died: Friday, June 27, 2003
Age: 89

Verna A. Hammond, 89, of Chillicothe, died at 3:03 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2003, in Heartland of
Chillicothe following an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 15, 1913, to the late Charles and Elizabeth Dixon May. On Oct. 18, 1932, she
married Evan Hammond who died Aug. 11, 1985.
Mrs. Hammond is survived by sons, James. E. (Carolyn) Hammond of Chillicothe, Charles M.
“Jack” (Charlene) Hammond of Westerville; daughters, Shirley A. (Hal) Sharp of Staunton, Va.,
and Eva L. Hammond of Chillicothe; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; a great-
great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Verna was predeceased by sisters, Sarah Ross, Elizabeth Jarvis and Helen “Lou” French;
brothers, Abraham “Abe” Russell A., Floyd, Arthur and Melvin May.

Mrs. Hammond was a very active member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church and it’s Mission
group.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 2 in the Tabernacle Baptist Church in
Chillicothe with Pastor Steven Schmidt officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory
Gardens. Friends may call at the Ware Funeral Home in Chillicothe from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Timothy D. Campbell, Sr.
Died: Friday, June 27, 2003
Age: 55

Timothy D. Campbell Sr., age 55 of Oak Hill, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2003 at his
residence. He was born on April 7, 1948 in Oak Hill to the late Tom Fred Campbell and Imogene
(Miller) Jarvis who survives and is a resident of the Davis Home in Oak Hill. Tim was retired from
the State of Ohio Highway Department.

Survivors include a son, Timmy (Cindy) Campbell of Oak Hill; two daughters, Rebekah (Jason)
Adkins of Oak Hill and Susan Campbell of Oak Hill; brother, Tom (Mary Jane) Campbell of West
Union; two half brothers, Charlie Campbell and Robert (Nicole) Campbell, both of Oak Hill; and
his faithful K-9 companion, Weasel.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2003 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill with Rev. Fred Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow in Moriah Cemetery. Friends
may call Sunday 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
David T. Loftus
Died: Thursday, June 26, 2003
Age: 51

David T. Loftus, age 51, of N. Bennett Ave., Jackson, Ohio, passed away Thursday, June 26,
2003 at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on August 7,
1951 to the late Edward M. and Lexie (Jackson) Loftus.

He is survived by six brothers, Ed of Texas, Bob and Dan of Middletown, Ohio, Tom of Columbus,
Ohio, Joe and Jeff of Jackson; one sister, Jane of Jackson; two nephews, Allen and Kyle Loftus;
and two nieces, Alison and Stacy Loftus.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Saturday, June 28 from 4 to 8 p.m., where
services will be held Sunday, June 29, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Boggs officiating. Burial will
follow in Mountain Ridge Cemetery.
David Monroe Hubbard, Sr.
Died: Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Age: 62

Funeral services for David Monroe Hubbard, 62, of Nashville, Tennessee, who died June 25, will
be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston. Burial will follow in the
Ridgewood Cemetery. Friends may call at the Jenkins Chapel on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6
to 8 p.m. A brother, Gary Hubbard of Medina Ohio and a sister, Lula Rose of Worthington, Ky.,
were omitted in the previous obituary.
Lilly M. Hurt
Died: Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Age: 65

Lilly M. Hurt, age 65, of Valentine Road, Ray, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at
Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was born Feb. 2, 1938 in Jackson County, Ohio,
to the late Floyd and Alta (McClaskey) Scurlock. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased
by a son, Rusty Hurt.

She is survived by her husband, Ernest Hurt; one son, Randy Hurt of Wellston; three daughters,
Gail Lunsford of Beaver, Sherry Lunsford of Ray, and Brenda Gullett of Coalton; five sisters,
Maxine Skeens of Florida, Roseann Scurlock of Carey, Ohio, Betty Rapp of Jackson, Nellie Vanpelt
of Cleveland, and Nancy Quesenberry of Columbus; three brothers, Homer Scurlock of
Pennsylvania, John Scurlock of Jackson, and Martin Scurlock of Wellston; 12 grandchildren and
numerous great-grandchildren.

No calling hours will be observed and a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the
family.
Harold E. Moore
Died: Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Age: 77

Harold E. Moore, age 77 of South Point, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at Kings
Daughters Medical Center, Ashland Ky. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the
Tracy Brammer Funeral Home, 518 S. 6th St., Ironton, Ohio 45638, (740)532-1142.
David Monroe Hubbard, Sr.
Died: Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Age: 62

David Monroe Hubbard, Sr., 62, of Nashville, Tennessee, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning,
June 25, 2003 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville.

He was born in Jackson County on May 30, 1941, son of the late Clyde and Inez Eddington
Hubbard. He was a former security guard.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife, Annabelle Detty Hubbard, of Nashville; son David Hubbard, Jr., of
Nashville; step-son, Donald Detty of Nashville; daughters, Leona Lutzweit of Fairborn and Penny
Sue Moore of Xenia; brothers, Blaine Hubbard of Jackson, Bascom Hubbard of Jackson and
Wayne Hubbard of Gallipolis.; sisters, Eula Mae Detty of Circleville, Hazel Dumm of Stoutsville,
Joan Hubbard of Jackson, Opal Sharp of Ross County, Betty Halley of Gallipolis; 16 grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston.
Claire Ellen Pella
Died: Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Age: 73

Claire Ellen Pella, 73, of Wellston, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at the OSU Medical Center,
Columbus, following a brief illness. She was born November 24, 1929 at Tweed, Ontario Canada,
daughter of the late Neil and Gracia LaFontaine O’Keefe.
She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. She was a former a registered nurse at Jenkins
Memorial Health Facility in Wellston for 10 years and was also a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Lynne J. Pella; daughters, Lynne (Steve) Heinsen of Galloway
and Louise Pella of Ashland; grandchildren, August and Eric Heinsen; sisters, Colleta Werden of
Marine City, Michigan, Joan Leidy of Pioneer, OH, Wilma Ingram of Campbellford, Ontario
Canada, Barbara Boivin of Campbellford, Ontario Canada; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Wellston
with Father Donald Maroon officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston.
Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel on Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., where Rosary
will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Vivian Martin
Died: Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Age: 100

Vivian (Ervin) Martin, age 100, of Mt. Sterling, died June 24, 2003 in St. Catherine’s Nursing
Home, Washington, C.H. She was born Aug. 4, 1902 in Jackson County, the daughter of Ora and
Electa (Phillips) Ervin. She was a member of the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church, state
and national teachers’ retirement and was looking forward to the birth of her third great-
grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry Martin; eight brothers and one sister.

She is survived by her daughter, Glenda (Lowell) Anderson of Mt. Sterling; grandchildren, Scott
(Kelly) Anderson, Sarah (Michael) DeWees and Laura (Scott) Colliflower; great-grandchildren,
Brendan and Lauren DeWees.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 27 at the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist
Church, with Pastor Paul Moots officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday, at Ridgewood Cemetery
in Wellston. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Wellman Funeral Home in
Circleville and one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Sterling
First UMC Abiding Memorial Fund.
Rita Jean Fortner
Died: Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Age: 53

Rita Jean Fortner, age 53 of Oak Hill, Ohio formerly of Verner, West Virginia, passed away at her
residence Tuesday, June 24, 2003. Born in Leatherwood, West Virginia, May 15, 1950 to the late
Joseph and Minnie (Browing) Walls. Rita was a memer of the Silver Memorial Bridge Freewill
Baptist Church of Kanauga, W. Va., a former member of the Christian Freewill Baptist Church in
Christian, W. Va.

She is survived by husband of 38 years Denver O. Fortner of Oak Hill; son, Jamie (Rhonda)
Fortner, Thurman; daughters, Karen Fortner, Hamden, W. Va., Crista (Robert) Thompson,
Wellston, Michelle (Jeff) Browning, Verner, W. Va., and Billie Jean (BJ) Fortner, at home;
brothers, Dewey Walls, Verner, W. Va., David Walls, Simon, W. Va., and Grant Walls of Roanoke,
Va.; sister, Sue Ann Davis, Rochester, NY, Naomi Reichert, Rochester,NY, half-brother, Harley
Walls, Gilbert, W. Va.; half-sisters, Lessie Dietrich, Rochester, NY, and Zetta Lester, Gilbert, W.
Va.; granddaughters, Misty Layne, Kelley Thompson, Kayla Fortner, Rebecca Fortner, Hannah
Fortner and Savanna Browing; grandsons, Joseph Layne, Denver Layne, Zachary Fortner, Cody
Fortner, Nickolas Thompson; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, son, Anthony Wayne Fortner; two
infant sisters; seven half-sisters; and three half-brothers.
Funeral service will be held Friday, June 27 at 12 p.m. at the Silver Memorial Bridge Freewill
Baptist Church with the Rev. Jamie Fortner and the Rev. Donnie Johnson officiating with burial to
follow at the Fortner Family Cemetery. Friends may call at the church after 6 p.m. Thursday,
June 26. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home.
Donald H. Woolum
Died: Monday, June 23, 2003
Age: 81

Donald H. Woolum, age 81 of Chillicothe Pike, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, June 23,
2003, at Heartland of Jackson. He was born Oct. 3, 1921 in Lawrence County, Ohio. He was
predeceased by his parents, Amos and Lenna (Miller) Woolum.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen (Mercer) Woolum; four sons, Carl Woolum and Keith Woolum,
both of Jackson, Herbert Christian of Ironton, and Michael Mercer of Chillicothe; one daughter,
Alicia Smith of South Webster, Ohio; two sisters, Georgia Hale of St. Louisville, Ohio and Phyllis
Carrington of Huber Heights, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several
nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Wednesday, June 25, from 4 to 8 p.m., where
services will be held Thursday, June 26 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Domigan officiating.
Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Jennie Mae Addis
Died: Monday, June 23, 2003
Age: 91

Jennie Mae Addis, age 91, formerly of St. Rte. 139, Jackson, passed away Monday, June 23,
2003 at Westmoreland Place in Chillicothe, Ohio. Born April 30, 1912 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late
Charles and Sarah (Cambron) Leslie. She formerly attended the Four Mile Christian Church, a
homemaker, and a former 4-H leader.

She is survived by sons, Oakley M. (Karen) Addis, Lewis Center, Ohio, Ronald (Elizabeth) Addis,
Melborne, Florida; daughter, Rita Cochran of Chillicothe, Ohio; eight grandchildren; five great-
grandchildren; one sister, Ada Hicksonhytzer of New Hampshire.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death in 1993 by husband, Oakley Addis whom
she married Dec. 29, 1934; one daughter, Nita Neff in 1976; six sisters, Alma Reese, Audra
Turner, Ina Chenowith, Marie Friedenmaker and Maude and Ollie K Leslie; one brother, William
Leslie.

Funeral service will be held Friday, June 27 at 1 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with the
Rev. Jack Hughes officiating with burial in Jacobs Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 26 at the funeral home.
Ralph L. Tobert
Died: Saturday, June 21, 2003
Age: 74

Ralph L. “Jim” Tobert, age 74 of Boundry Street, Oak Hill, Ohio passed away Saturday, June 21,
2003 at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. Born in Oak Hill, Ohio on Nov. 8, 1928 to the late John
Henry and Mary Marie (Canter) Tobert.

He is survived by sisters, Wilma Tobert, Oak Hill and Carrie Miller of Worthington, Ohio; brothers,
Donald Tobert of Patriot, and Robert Tobert of Jackson; also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 26 with
the Rev. Danny Boggs officiating. Burial will follow in Horeb Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at the funeral home.
Danny Wright
Died: Friday, June 20, 2003
Age: 59

Danny Wright of Vermilion, Ohio passed away Friday, June 20, 2003, at the University of
Kentucky Medial Center following a traffic accident. He was born on Sept. 3, 1943. in Jenkins,
Kentucky to the late Forester Wright and Lula Rose Wright of Wellston. He married Georgia
Snyder on April 12, 1962, and enjoyed forty-one blissful years with her. Mr. Wright was a thirty
year employee of the Ford Motor Company where he retired in 1992.

As well as his father, Mr. Wright was predeceased by one daughter, Theresa Ann.

He is survived by brothers, Hershell of Florida, Meurell of Indiana, Gary Wayne of Texas, Onda of
Indiana, Paul of Wellston, Hassell of Jackson, and Buddy of Wellston; one sister, Patricia of Ohio;
daughters, Marilyn Sue and Paula Redden of Lorain, Ohio; sons, Randy Lee, Daniel and Gregory
Keith of Lorain, Ohio, Michael Lee of Jenkins, Ky., Robert John of Germany, and Dennis of
Vermilion. Mr. Wright also leaves 23 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.

Friends may call at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston on Friday, June
27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Services will follow at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. A. B.
Maloy officiating. At the family’s request, Mr. Wrights’s body will be cremated.
Everett Knox
Died: Thursday, June 19, 2003
Age: 84

Everett Knox of Bulaville Pike, Gallipolis, formerly a resident of the Wellston community, passed
away Thursday, June 19, 2003, at the age of 84. He had been a patient at the V.A. Hospital in
Chillicothe, Ohio for the past seven months as the result of an injury.

He was born to the late Clement and Charity at Vales Mill, Ohio. on Aug. 23, 1918. He married
Matilda Jane Brown on Feb. 4, 1946. She preceded he in death on Dec. 10, 1995. He was also
preceded by one son; four sisters; and five brothers.

He is survived by sister, Elsie Bratton of Hamden; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Darlene
Knox of Gallipolis; three grandchildren, Frank Taylor of Bowling Green, Ohio, Paula Knox of
Gallipolis and Paul Knox of Atlanta, Ga.; and one great-grandson, Kruz Allen Knox White of
Gallipolis.

Mr. Knox was a retired home building remodeler in and around the Wellston area for many years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during WWII. He was the recipient of two Service
Medals as well as two Bronze Stars. He was a thirty-year member of Post 371 American Legion of
Wellston. His attitude toward life and his humor will be missed by the many who have known him
through the years.

Friends may call at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home at 120 West Broadway, Wellston, on Sunday,
June 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. Services will be conducted from the funeral home on Monday, June 23
at 1 p.m. with the Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial will follow at the Ridgewood Cemetery with
military rites performed by the 371 Post of the American Legion. Family and friends will serve as
pall bearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a favorite charity.


James Thurman Green
Died: Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Age: 66

James “Jim” Thurman Greene, age 66 of Walnut Street, Jackson, Ohio passed away Wednesday,
June 18, 2003 at Beaufort County Hospital in Washington, North Carolina. Born March 9, 1937 in
Jackson, Ohio to the late George Thurman and Carol A. (Eubanks) Greene. He was a retired
draftsman from McNally Pittsburgh, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran where he was a helicopter crew
chief responsible for retrieving astronauts, a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Limerick
Grange, and secretary and treasurer of Evergreen Cemetery Association.

He is survived by his wife, Ann (Cherry) Greene of 42 years of marriage; son, Michael Todd
(Sarah) Greene of Jackson,; daughter, Melody Lynne (Chris) Brown of Bidwell; four
grandchildren, Owen T. and Brennen M. Greene, Tommy (Tina) and Christopher Brown; and one
great-grandchild, Brantley.

He was preceded in death by parents and brother Larry Dean Greene.

Funeral service will be held at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 24 at 1 p.m.
with burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Lykins and Diaconal Janie Karl
officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 23 at the funeral home.

Those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the famly requests that memorial contributions be made to
the James T. Greene Memorial Scholarship Fund, 15 Walnut St., Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Jim Green
Died: Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Age: 66

Jim Green, 66, of Walnut St., Jackson, died Wednesday in North Carolina. Arrangements are
pending at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in Jackson.
Jennie Mae Davis
Died: Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Age: 95

Jennie Mae Davis, age 95, of (Pyro) Oak Hill, Ohio passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at the
Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. Born April 12, 1908 in Olive Hill, (Lawrence Co.), Ohio to late
Thomas and Matilda (Lambert) Simpson. Jennie was a lifetime resident of Pyro, a homemaker
and superintendent at the Pyro Church for many years.

She is survived by son, Kenneth Davis of Gahanna, Ohio and daughter, Eleanor Jenson of
Melborne, Florida; also eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-
grandchile.

She was preceded in death by husband, David Davis in 1987; four brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 20, 1 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home with the
Rev. Tim Simpson officiating. Burial will follow at C. M. Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral
home 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 19.
Amanda Margaret Harper
Died: Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Age: 89

Amanda Margaret Harper, age 89 of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at her
residence. She was born on December 10, 1913 in Gallia County to the late Charles and Zella
(Callaway) Keels. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church, a loving mother, grandmother,
sister and aunt.
Her survivors include three daughters, Doris Craddolph of Oak Hill, Charlene (Doug) Jackson of
Fostoria, and Marilyn (David) Craddolph of Zenia; two sons, Allen (Jane) Harper of Rodney and
Don (Beverly) Harper of Fostoria; two sisters, Jenevee Jones of Chillicothe and Mary Ragland of
Circleville; brother William “Bill” Keels of Columbus; numerous grandchildren, great-
grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Harper in 1975; son, Franklin Wayne; sister,
Anna Mae Mason; and brother David Keels.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2003 at the Union Baptist Church,
Blackfork with Rev. William King officiating. Burial will follow in Union Baptist Cemetery. Friends
may call on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill. Friends may also
call one hour prior to the service church on Saturday.
Clara Patrick
Died: Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Age: 98

Clara Patrick, age 98, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at the Holzer
Medical Center, Jackson. She was born Jan. 14, 1905 in Jackson County, Ohio, to the late Charles
and Jessie Pearl (Johnson) Pierce. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her
husband, Herbert Patrick.

She is survived by one son, Paul Rowland of Jackson; one daughter, Betty Jones of New Jersey;
two grandsons, Kenneth Jones and Donald Jones, both of New Jersey; three great-
granddaughters and one great-great-grandson.

Private viewing and service were held Friday, June 20, at the Mayhew Funeral Home. Burial
followed in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Edgar L. Long
Died: Monday, June 16, 2003
Age: 79

Edgar L. Long, age 79, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Monday morning, June 16, 2003, at his
residence. He was born in Jackson County on March 8, 1924, son of the late Glen and Lillian
Waldron Long.

Edgar was a retired, self-employed truck driver; a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in
World War II; and attended Wills Chapel Church. He is survived by his wife, Ada Fout Long, who
was his childhood sweetheart.

Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert “Bob” and Darlene Long of Wellston;
daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Ray Reynolds of McArthur and Billie Jo Pittman of
Wellston; grandchildren, Tami and Aaron Ervin, Bobby and Candee Long, Brian and Missi
Pittman, Jeff and Ronna Sue Pittman and Ricky Reynolds; great-grandchildren, Kayla Brianna and
Zoe Alyssa Pittman, Seth Aaron Ervin, Tori Rae and Taylin Makae Long, Alaina Shea and Charles
“Chase” Franklin Pittman; step-great-grandchildren, Nathan and Kristaen McDaniel; brother,
Willard “Brownie” Long of McArthur; sisters and a brother-in-law, Maxine Mossman of Oak Hill
and Darlene and Gerald Murray of Ray; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Edward Carl Long and Leonard
Wayne Long; and sisters, Irene Long and Donna Jean Long.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston. Funeral
services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial
will be in Hamden Cemetery with military graveside services by American Legion Post #371 of
Wellston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice, 35 Bierly Road,
Portsmouth, OH 45662.
Edgar L. Long
Died: Monday, June 16, 2003
Age: 79

Edgar L. Long, age 79, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Monday morning, June 16, 2003, at his
residence. He was born in Jackson County on March 8, 1924, son of the late Glen and Lillian
Waldron Long.

Edgar was a retired, self-employed truck driver; a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in
World War II; and attended Wills Chapel Church. He is survived by his wife, Ada Fout Long, who
was his childhood sweetheart.

Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert “Bob” and Darlene Long of Wellston;
daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Ray Reynolds of McArthur and Billie Jo Pittman of
Wellston; grandchildren, Tami and Aaron Ervin, Bobby and Candee Long, Brian and Missi
Pittman, Jeff and Ronna Sue Pittman and Ricky Reynolds; great-grandchildren, Kayla Brianna and
Zoe Alyssa Pittman, Seth Aaron Ervin, Tori Rae and Taylin Makae Long, Alaina Shea and Charles
“Chase” Franklin Pittman; step-great-grandchildren, Nathan and Kristaen McDaniel; brother,
Willard “Brownie” Long of McArthur; sisters and a brother-in-law, Maxine Mossman of Oak Hill
and Darlene and Gerald Murray of Ray; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Edward Carl Long and Leonard
Wayne Long; and sisters, Irene Long and Donna Jean Long.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston. Funeral
services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial
will be in Hamden Cemetery with military graveside services by American Legion Post #371 of
Wellston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice, 35 Bierly Road,
Portsmouth, OH 45662.
Helen Washburn
Died: Sunday, June 15, 2003
Age: 88

Helen Washburn, age 88 of Main Street, Jackson, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2003 at Holzer
Medical Center Jackson. Born in Jackson, Ohio, January 6, 1915 to the late Willard and Flossie
May (Ridgeway) Scurlock. Helen was a graduate of Jackson High School, Ohio University, BS in
Music Education, member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Honorary, Progress
Club President, member of the Century Club, RoAnns, and the First Presbyterian Church of
Jackson. She was a former Junior High music teacher at Jackson High School, Girl Scout leader,
and Junior Choir Director at the Presbyterian Church in Jackson.

She is survived by daughters, Joy (Al) Haines and Sharee Gafford; grandchildren, Kirk Alan
Haines, Craig Paul Haines, Whitney May Gafford and Courtney Mary-Helen Gafford.

She was preceded in death by parents and husband, Paul Morgan Washburn in 1986.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 19, at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Doctor David Downton officiating. Friends
may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 at the funeral home.
Karen J. McLaughlin
Died: Sunday, June 15, 2003
Age: 63

Karen Jean (Grimes) McLaughlin, age 63, of Cambrian Ave., Jackson, Ohio, passed away Sunday,
June 15, 2003 at OSU East Hospital in Columbus after several years of failing health. Born April
24, 1940 to the late Lawrence and Dorothy (Sowards) Grimes, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Denver J. McLaughlin; daughter, Pamela (Darren)
Wicker of Wheelersburg; son, Kevin J. McLaughlin of Jackson; two grandsons, Joseph Halterman
and Cody McLaughlin; one granddaughter, Misty Muskgrove and one great-grandson, D. J.
Muskgrove; three sisters, Patsy (Ivan) Taylor, Mary Helen Fisher and Bonnie Sue Grimes; one
brother, Bob (Sharon) Grimes; brother-in-law, Jack (Alpharetta) McLaughlin; a host of nieces and
nephews, and a very special niece and best friend, Melissa Grimes-Farley.

Karen Jean was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard, Jack, Lawrence and Tom;
and sisters, Phyllis and Ruth Ann.

Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, with
burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery, and the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Friends may call
Wednesday, June 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Helen Washburn
Died: Sunday, June 15, 2003
Age: 88

Helen Washburn, age 88 of Main Street, Jackson, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2003 at Holzer
Medical Center Jackson. Born in Jackson, Ohio, January 6, 1915 to the late Willard and Flossie
May (Ridgeway) Scurlock. Helen was a graduate of Jackson High School, Ohio University, BS in
Music Education, member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Honorary, Progress
Club President, member of the Century Club, RoAnns, and the First Presbyterian Church of
Jackson. She was a former Junior High music teacher at Jackson High School, Girl Scout leader,
and Junior Choir Director at the Presbyterian Church in Jackson.

She is survived by daughters, Joy (Al) Haines and Sharee Gafford; grandchildren, Kirk Alan
Haines, Craig Paul Haines, Whitney May Gafford and Courtney Mary-Helen Gafford.

She was preceded in death by parents and husband, Paul Morgan Washburn in 1986.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 19, at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Doctor David Downton officiating. Friends
may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 at the funeral home.
Karen J. McLauglin
Died: Sunday, June 15, 2003
Age: 63

Karen Jean (Grimes) McLaughlin, age 63, of Cambrian Ave., Jackson, Ohio, passed away Sunday,
June 15, 2003 at OSU East Hospital in Columbus after several years of failing health. Born April
24, 1940 to the late Lawrence and Dorothy (Sowards) Grimes, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Denver J. McLaughlin; daughter, Pamela (Darren)
Wicker of Wheelersburg; son, Kevin J. McLaughlin of Jackson; two grandsons, Joseph Halterman
and Cody McLaughlin; one granddaughter, Misty Muskgrove and one great-grandson, D. J.
Muskgrove; three sisters, Patsy (Ivan) Taylor, Mary Helen Fisher and Bonnie Sue Grimes; one
brother, Bob (Sharon) Grimes; brother-in-law, Jack (Alpharetta) McLaughlin; a host of nieces and
nephews, and a very special niece and best friend, Melissa Grimes-Farley.

Karen Jean was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Richard, Jack, Lawrence and Tom;
and sisters, Phyllis and Ruth Ann.

Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, with
burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery, and the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Friends may call
Wednesday, June 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Verneda Opal Staten
Died: Thursday, June 12, 2003
Age: 84

Verneda Opal Staten, age 84, of Chillicothe, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2003 at her
residence. She was born July 22,1918 in Perry County, Ohio to the late Charles and America
(Johnson) Morris.

She is survived by a daughter, Regina G. (Terry Dean) Osborne of Jackson; son Ebert Ted (Alice)
Staten of Chillicothe; 16 grandchildren, Denise Brown, Lisa Oberholzer, Dean Osborne, Patrick
Osborne, Julie Osborne, Shawn Osborne, James Staten, Sherrie Conners, Bonnie Libby, Gina
Harris, Debbie Kennard, Barb Landrum, Pam Logan, Ted Staten Jr., Vicki Trotter, and Mike
Staten; 41 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; also a very special friend who really
took good care of her, Herb Thomas.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband Vernal E. Staten; son, Vernal E. Staten, Jr.;
daughter, Bonnie Carol; great-granddaughter, Jamie Landrum; sister, Rosella; brothers, Ebert,
Cecil, Ike Morris; half-brother, Art West.

Funeral service will be held Sunday, June 15 at 1 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak
Hill with the Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Clay Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Jeremy L. Peoples
Died: Thursday, June 12, 2003
Age: 26

Jeremy L. Peoples, age 26, of Davis Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2003,
at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. He was born March 16, 1977 in Gallipolis, Ohio.

Jeremy is survived by his mother, Bari Peoples Hughes of Jackson; two sisters, Denita Peoples of
Jackson and Shawna Peoples Davis of Chillicothe, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Devon, Maekayla,
Paige, and J. T.; grandmother, Virginia Jenkins of Jackson; also his fiancee’, Jamie Harper of
Jackson.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Sunday, June 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. where services
will be held Monday, June 16 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Rick Holland officiating. Burial will follow in the
Evergreen Cemetery.
Paul J. Nichols
Died: Thursday, June 12, 2003
Age: 23

Paul J. “P.J.” Nichols, age 23, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away at Oak Hill, Ohio, on June 12, 2003.
He was born August 27, 1979 in Gallipolis, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by a brother, William.

He is survived by his father, William Nichols, mother and stepfather, Mary J. and Earl Stafford of
Jackson, Ohio; one brother, Jonathan Stafford and one sister, Sarah Stafford, of Jackson, Ohio;
grandmother, Marie Nichols of Wellston and grandmother, Doris Gifford of Jackson.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home Friday, June 13, 2003 from 4 to 8 p.m. where
services were held Sat. June 14 at 11 a.m. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery.
Kenneth W. McKinnis
Died: Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Age: 80

Kenneth W. “Red” McKinniss, age 80, of West Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away at Holzer
Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 11, 2003. He was born June 16, 1922 in
Jackson County, Ohio, to the late Don Lorraine and Bertha Belle (Stevison) McKinniss. In addition
to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Vivian; two sisters; and three brothers.

He is survived by the following children: Raymond Martin, Gary Martin, Eddie Martin, all of Utah,
Dale Martin of Jackson, Phyllis Waldron of Jackson, Charles Hubbard of Delaware, Ohio, and Ivan
Hubbard of Texas; one brother, Bob McKinniss of Enon, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Saturday, June 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8
p.m.. where services will be held Sunday, June 15, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Terry McCain
officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Kenneth McKinnis
Died: Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Kenneth McKinnis of West Street, Jackson died Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at Holzer Medical
Center-Gallipolis. Arrangements are pending at Mayhew Funeral Home in Jackson.
Jerry Dean Hill
Died: Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Age: 26

Jerry Dean Hill, age 26, of Salem Road, Wellston, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 11, 2003,
at St. Marys Hospital, Huntington, W. Va. He was born at Elkhart, Indiana, Sept. 10, 1976, to
Gary D. Hill and the late Ramona Rankin Hill. He was a graduate of Wellston High School,
attended the Friendship Baptist Church in Coalton, and liked to listen to country music and play
video games. He was employed by Foodland in Wellston. Besides his mother who died in 1980,
he was also preceded in death by grandfather, Eldon Eugene Hill and Ramon Rankin.

He is survived by his father, Gary D. Hill of Wellston; two brothers, his twin, Gary Gene Hill and
Brad (Laura) Hill, all of Wellston; grandmothers, Pauline Hill of Wellston and Winifred Rankin of
Glenroy; two nieces, Morgan and Kaylin; one nephew, Cameron; several aunts, uncles, and
cousins.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with the
Reverend H. Frank Doenges officiating. Burial will follow in the Pattonsville Community Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Jenkins Chapel on Sunday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour.
                                        Died: Wednesday, June 11, 2003
                                                  Age: 63

     Geraldine Orsborn, age 63, of Brohard Road, Ray, Ohio, passed away at Ohio State University Hospital,
 Columbus, Wednesday, June 11, 2003. She was born in Floyd County, Kentucky, on December 8, 1939 to the late
    George and Flora (Meade) Newman. In addition to her [rents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Larry
                                        Newman and Hobert Newman.

  She is survived by her husband, Rex Orsborn; four daughters, Florah Deann Tackett, Debrah Lynn McCumber,
    Sherry Ann Oiler, all of Jackson, Ohio and Betty Jean Waugh of Crown City, Ohio; two sons, Mark Shawn
 Orsborn of Jackson and Rex Dean Orsborn of Bevinsville Ky.; five sisters, Aileen Franks of Haleyville, Alabama,
  Glenda Bucki of Southgate, Michigan, Georgia Quesenberry of Louisa Ky., and Wendell Newman of Ashland,
                                  Ky.; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

  Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Thursday, June 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. where services will be held
                      Friday, June 13 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery


Charles L. Lindauer
Died: Sunday, June 08, 2003
Age: 86

Charles L. “Link” Lindauer, Sr., age 86, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2003, at the
Edgewood Manor Nursing facility in Wellston. He was born in Wellston on Feb. 12, 1917, son of
the late Charles A. and Lena Cook Lindauer. He owned and operated Link’s Super Market in
Wellston for several years and following retirement he tended bar at Riepenhoff’s. Link was a
loving husband, father and grandfather and was an avid gardener who loved being outdoors
working in his flowers and garden. He was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
in Wellston where he belonged to the Vintage Club. He was a former member of the F.O.E.

He is survived by his children Corynne Sprague, Charles L. Lindauer, Jr., (Yvonne), Jan T.
Manring (Tom), Joseph D. Lindauer and Lisa Marie McManus (Dale); grandchildren, Suzanne
Darling (George), David Sprague II (Marnee), Doug Sprague (Shannon), Cindy Moore (Paul),
Charles Lindauer III, John Lindauer (Stephanie), Tommy Manring, Jr., Jeremey Manring, Theresa
Howard (Chuck), Hillary McManus, Heidi Jaye McManus, B. J. Taynor, Travis Taynor and Shaun
Dunkle; great-grandchildren Jason and Jeremy Perkins, Magee Allee, Macey and Chase Sprague,
Heather and Samantha Moore, Keagen and John Bryer Lindauer, Riley Patton, Tomi Lynn,
Thomas Ryan, Hannah, Brandon, Zachery and Tyler Manring; sisters, Naomi Waugh and Carolena
Lindauer, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Helen Brenner Lindauer in
2002; infant son, Anthony Jay; brother, Arius Lindauer and sisters, Arvilla Womeldorf, Marie
Gosner and Alma “Babe” Minard.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, June 11, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in
Wellston where rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 11
a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wellston with Father Donald Maroon officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
John Daniel Davis
Died: Friday, June 06, 2003
Age: 83
John Daniel Davis, 83, formerly a resident of Jackson County, Ohio passed away Friday
afternoon, June 6, 2003 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains, Ohio, Son of the late
Charles A. and Rose McGowan Davis, he was born July 6, 1919 at Oak Hill, Ohio.

A 1937 graduate of Oak Hill High School, he received a B.S. Ed. from Rio Grande College.
Following his service in WWII, he obtained a M.S. Ed. from Marshall University, and later
attended the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

His 32-year teaching career began in Perry County and included Rio Grande High School and
Southwestern High School in Gallia County. He served as teacher-principal of Perry Elementary
and Rio Grande Elementary also in Gallia County. Oak Hill High School, his alma mater,
concluded his teaching career.

Entering the ministry in 1953 as pastor of the Thurman United Methodist Charge, he served there
until 1957. In 1958 he began a two-year service of the Vinton Methodist Church. Later he served
as lay pastor for the Little Kyger Congregational Christian Church. In addition to teaching and the
ministry, John Daniel's vocations and avocations also included salesman, farmer, printer and
trapper.

He is survived by his wife Virginia Davis of Jackson; her children; a brother, Joel R. (Sandy)
Davis of Laplace, LA.; a sister Rosylyn Huff of Westerville, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Judson (Flora)
Dailey of Patriot, Ohio; two sons, John R. (Pamela) Davis of Albany, Ohio and Jeffry A. (Susan
McDermott) Davis of Greenwood, DE.; a daughter, Lorna (Dwight) Daugherty of Jackson, Ohio;
grandchildren, Christie and Adam Davis, Ry Daugherty, Krista and Steven Reutzel, nieces,
nephews, step-children, and step-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, John Daniel was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Eleanor
Pearl (Dailey) Davis; a sister Mrs. Virginia Lusetti; and two brothers-in-law, Clarence Lusetti and
Glenn Huff.

Friends may call at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill on Thursday, June 12, from of 4
to 8 p.m. Services will be held on Friday, June 13, at 2 p.m. at the Thurman United Methodist
Church. Burial will follow at Hill Cemetery, Thurman. Following the service on Friday, family and
friends are invited to a reccption at the Thurman Grange Hall. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish
may contribute in his memory to The Thurman United Methodist Church, Thurman, Ohio, or the
Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, Illinois 60601-7633.
Donald Edward Bobo
Died: Thursday, June 05, 2003
Age: 70

Donald Edward Bobo, age 70, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2003 at Adena
Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe. He was born March 22, 1933 in Jackson County to the late
Floyd and Margaret (Farrar) Bobo.

Don retired as an Operating Engineer at the United Mine Workers. He was a U.S. Army veteran of
the Korean Conflict, a member, church trustee and server at the Hamilton Christian Church. He
also was a 32nd Degree Mason.

His survivors include his wife of 50 years, Jeanette (Stapleton) Bobo; daughter, Lynne (Keith)
Childers of Redfield, Arkansas; two sons, Steve (Tanya) Bobo of Rome, Ohio and Nick (Tammy)
Bobo of Albany, Ohio; brother, Bill Bobo of Jackson; and sister, Bess Miller of Jackson. He is
preceded in death by daughter Neena Joy; parents; and brother Bob.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2003 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home
in Oak Hill with Pastor Larry Boggs officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Valley Cemetery.
Friends called from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of
flowers, contributions be made to Hamilton Christian Church c/o Karen McCall, 108 Florence Ave.
Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Ewin Carlton Stephenson, Sr.
Died: Wednesday, June 04, 2003
Age: 81

Edwin Carlton "Cheezy" Stephenson, Sr., age 81 of Roaring Gap, N.C. and Ocala, Fla. died
Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at the Wake Forrest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston
Salem, North Carolina.

Mr. Stephenson was born in Wellston, Ohio and was the son of the late Austin F. and Eva Gensler
Stephenson and step-father Scott Schneck. He was a retired coal preparation engineer and
businessman who served many clients in several states for forty years. Mr. Stephenson was a
WWII Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Frances Sadler Stephenson; three sons, Edwin of Bluefield,
W. Va.; David of Winston Salem, N.C.; and Scott of Bluefield, W. Va.; five grandchildren and one
brother James of Dayton.

Mr. Stephenson was preceded in death by one brother, Harold of Columbus, Ohio.

Friends may call at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston from 12:30 to 2
p.m. on Sunday, June 8. Graveside services will immediately follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery
in Wellston at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of floral contributions, the family requests that donations be made to a favorite charity in
Mr. Stephenson's name.
Alberta Elizabeth Biddle
Died: Wednesday, June 04, 2003
Age: 89

Alberta Elizabeth (Veidt) Biddle age 89, of Otterbein-Lebanon Retirement Community and
formerly of Jackson, died Wednesday, June 4, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Homer Glenn Biddle. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Hoskins Funeral Home in
Lebanon, Ohio.
William Franklin Lambert
Died: Monday, June 02, 2003

William Franklin “Frank” Lambert passed away at his residence at Orange Street, Jackson on
Monday, June 2, 2003. He is survived by his wife Ruby (Walker) Lambert. Funeral arrangements
are pending at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in Jackson.
Sandra D. Weiland
Died: Sunday, June 01, 2003
Age: 30

Sandra D. Weiland of Wellston passed away Sunday, June 1, 2003 as the result of a traffic
accident. She was born September 21, 1972 in Logan to John and Betty Davis of Wellston who
both survive. She was married to Walt Weiland on June 15, 2002 and made their home on South
Massachusetts Ave. Sandra was a 1990 graduate of Wellston High School and was awarded a
Bachelor of Science degree in sociology and criminology from Ohio University in 1997. She had
been employed at the SEPTA Correctional Facility in Nelsonville for the past four years. Sandra
was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wellston.
In addition to her husband and parents, Sandi is survived by her Great Grandmother, Kathrine
Salmons of Jackson; Grandfather, Ernest Zinn of McArthur; sisters, Tammy (Tom) Kisor of
Vinton, Oh: Kitty (Jim) Hillger of Peebles, Oh; Mikki (Matt) Sheaffer of Wellston; brother-in-law,
Jason (Lorrie) Weiland of New Boston, Michigan. She is also survived by aunts and uncles. Bill
Davis of Wellston; Larry Robert Davis of Columbus, Oh; Arnold Davis of Coalton, Oh; Doris Davis
of Columbus, Oh; Clyde T. Davis of Gallipolis, Oh; Hubert Davis of Newport, N. Carolina; Joyce
Armentrout of Columbus, Oh; Mary Liming of Bucyrus, Oh; Carolyn Denney of Waipahu, Hawaii;
Wayne Zinn of Virginia Beach, Va; and Pam Jones of Thurman, Oh. Eleven nieces and nephews,
as well as many other family, friends and loved ones also survive.

She was preceded in death by Grandparents, Taft and Bertha Davis and Jane Zinn; uncle Jim
Davis and father and mother-in-law Harry and Mary Sue Weiland.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, June 3, 2003 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers
Funeral Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston. Rosary at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be
Wednesday, June 4, 11 a.m., at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Wellston with Father
Don Maroon officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the
family requests that donations be made to the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church or the Cancer
Society.
Jodie Lynn Black
Died: Sunday, June 01, 2003
Age: 29

Jodi Lynn Clark, age 29, of Earl Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away June 1, 2003, at her
residence. She was born Dec. 1, 1973 in Gallipolis.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Max and Mary Keller and Sammie Clark and uncle,
Jim Riffle. Jodi was a graduate of Jackson High School, Class of 1992.

Jodi is survived by her parents, Robert and Tammie Keller; two children, Elizabeth “Nikki” Black
and Joshua Austin Coffman; three sisters, Mandy (Rich) Carver, Tammie Ann (Eddie) Keller and
Betty (Mike) Ross; ex-husband, James Douglas Black; grandmother, Betty Riffle; aunts and
uncles, Pam Hayes, Sam Clark, Leslie and Eugene Israel; nieces and nephews, Adrianna Clark,
Jacob Carver, Austin Bryan and Hannah Ross.

Friends may call at Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson on Wednesday, June 4 from 4 to 8 p.m.
where services will be held Thursday, June 5 at 11 a.m., with Rev. James Keller officiating. Burial
will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Wyoma Smith
Died: Saturday, May 31, 2003
Age: 81

Wyoma “Pat” (Adkins) Smith, age 81, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2003
at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.

She resided with her daughter Claudia for the last several years in Dublin, Ohio. Born August 6,
1921 in Greenup County, Kentucky to the late Grover Cleveland and Katherine (Stone) Adkins.
Wyoma was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Also was a member of the Beaver Valley
United Baptist Church in Beaver.

She is survived by a son Herbert (Debbie) Smith of Culver, Indiana; daughter, Claudia (Dale)
Leach of Dublin, eight grandchildren, Mariah Leach, Devonne Biglow, James Smith, Eric Smith,
Edward Smith, Steven Riddle, Scott Riddle and Shawn Riddle; 16 great grandchildren, sisters,
Dessie Leonard of Jackson, Letha Wilson of South Carolina, and Eva Wisecup of Oak Hill; brother
Herbert (Etta) Adkins of Oak Hill; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband James W. (Oscar) Smith in 1995; daughter, Mary K.
Ludke; son, James O. Smith; brothers, Elbert, Edward, Holbert, and Everett Adkins; sisters Tory
Kegley, Minnie Wells, and Pauline Robison.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at the Beaver Valley United Baptist
Church, Beaver, Ohio with Sam Dameron and Ulysses Skaggs officiating. Burial will follow at
South Webster Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday
at the church.
Frances L. Keiser
Died: Saturday, May 31, 2003
Age: 81

Frances L. Keiser, age 81, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2003 at her residence on Beaver Pike,
Jackson, Ohio.

Born June 18, 1921 in Jackson, to the late Charles and Rosa (Baker) Downey, she is survived by
a daughter, Annette Lynn (Ron) Douglas of Reading, Ohio; grandsons, Charles B. Riegel Jr. and
Shawn M. Riegel; three great-grandsons, Beau D. Riegel, Jordan Riegel and Austin Allen
Wickline; a niece, Norma Santy; grand-niece, Joy Hersman; friends, Ila and Larry Wickline,
Nancy and Jay Arnold, and son, C. B. Riegel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Pat Keiser; and one sister, Margaret Lewis.

Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 3 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson,
with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens at Coalton, Ohio, with Rev. Jack Hughes
officiating. Calling hours were set for 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Lena L. Davis
Died: Thursday, May 29, 2003
Age: 84

Lena L. Davis, age 84, of Oak Hill, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2003 at her residence. She
was born on Oct. 3, 1918 in Hamden, Ohio to the late Robert and Etta (Woolum) Yates. Lena was
a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ralph E. Davis; daughter, Karen A. Allen of
Cincinnati; son, John R. Davis of Ashville; grandchildren, Brent Allen, Sarah O’Shea, Eric Davis,
Erin Crego, and Alison Davis; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne Yates of Oak Hill;
sisters, Loretta Wright and Jeannine Yates both of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Dale Yates and Bill Yates; sisters, Mary Lear and Carolyn
Kirkpatrick.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home,
Oak Hill, with the Rev. Douglas Thompson officiating. For those who wish, memorial contributions
may be made to Holzer Hospice, 16 North Ohio Ave., Wellston, Ohio 45692.
Lena L. Davis
Died: Thursday, May 29, 2003
Age: 84

Lena L. Davis, age 84, of Oak Hill, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2003 at her residence. She
was born on Oct. 3, 1918 in Hamden, Ohio to the late Robert and Etta (Woolum) Yates. Lena was
a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Ralph E. Davis; daughter, Karen A. Allen of
Cincinnati; son, John R. Davis of Ashville; grandchildren, Brent Allen, Sarah O’Shea, Eric Davis,
Erin Crego, and Alison Davis; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne Yates of Oak Hill;
sisters, Loretta Wright and Jeannine Yates, both of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Dale Yates and Bill Yates; sisters, May Lear and Carolyn
Kirkpatrick.

A Memorial Service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill. For those who wish to make a memorial contribution, they may be made to
Holzer Hospice, 16 North Ohio Ave., Wellston, Ohio 45692.
Roger L. Keels
Died: Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Age: 70

Roger L. Keels, age 70, of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at Holzer Medical
Center, Jackson. He was born on Jan. 3, 1933 in Blackfork to the late Edward and Gladys
(Watson) Keels. Roger retired from Plibrico and was a member of Union Baptist Church, and was
a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by a sister, Dorothy Hutchinson of Jackson; numerous nieces, nephews and
cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Donald and Earl Keels; one
sister, Helen Rippey; also five infant siblings.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 31 at Union Baptist Church, Blackfork with the Rev.
William Lynch officiating. Burial followed in Union Baptist Cemetery. Friends called from 6 to 9
p.m. on Friday, A graveside military service was conducted by DAV Chapter 45.
John Edward White
Died: Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Age: 27

John Edward White, age 27, of Waterloo, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2003. John
was born Sept. 15, 1975 in Gallipolis, Ohio, the son of the late Timmy Lee White and Carolyn Sue
Canner White Green of Gallipolis, Ohio, who survives. He was a frame welder for S.N.E. Peach
Tree Company in Huntington, W. Va. He was of the Baptist Faith and a 1994 graduate of Jackson
High School. He was the husband of Georgia Mitchell White, who he married Aug. 11, 1997.

In addition to his wife and mother, John is survived by two children, McKayla Renee White and
Justin Lee White, both at home; one brother, Kevin White of Gallipolis; one sister, Charity Waugh
of Wellston and grandmother, Luella White of Jackson.

Friends called Friday May 30 after 5 p.m. at the home of James Mitchell, 3888 Co. Rd. 210,
Waterloo, Ohio. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 31 at 10 a.m. at the same location
with the Rev. Charles Parsons officiating. Burial followed in White Family Cemetery.
Mary Cook
Died: Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Age: 83

Mary Cook, age 83, Omega, passed away Wednesday. May 28, 2003 at her residence. Funeral
arrangements under the direction of Cox Funeral home in Beaver.
Raymond E. Fout, Jr.
Died: Sunday, May 25, 2003
Age: 72
Raymond E. "Shorty" Fout, Jr., passed away May 25, 2003, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, in
Columbus, ohio. Raymond "Shorty" Fout was born June 9, 1930 in Dove, Ohio. He was the son of
Ray and Golda (Rhea) Fout both deceased.

He will be sadly missed by his devoted and loving wife, Berneta "Minnie" Smith Fout; two
devoted sons, Robert (Sandy) Fout and Jonathan Fout, of Beaver, Ohio; one loving daughter,
Vanessa "Jeff" Burkitt of Piketon, Ohio; seven wonderful grandchildren, Wesley (Erin) Fout, Adam
Fout, Angela (Nolan) Staker, and Jodi (David) Shotz all of Beaver, Ohio, Erica (Jason) Adkins of
Chillicothe, Ohio, C.J. Burkitt of Piketon, Ohio and Jessica (Brian) Waulk of Piketon, Ohio; four
beautiful great-grandchildren, Clay Fout, Justin Waulk, Jason Adkins, and Destiny Shotz; one
devoted brother, Donald (Carol) Fout of Beaver, Ohio; one caring sister, Jane Fields of Columbus,
Ohio; one special aunt, Dora Fout, of Jackson, Ohio; along with several nieces, nephews and
cousins.

Raymond was preceded in death by one precious grandson, Jeremy Fout.

Raymond "Shorty" Fout graduated from Beaver High School in 1948. He was a life long farmer,
truck driver for several years, school bus driver for 20 years, township trustee for 23 years and
Pike County Commissioner for 12 years.

Shorty was also a dedicated member of the Pike County Health Department, Pike County Joint
Vocational School Board, Pike County Fair Board, Pike County Democrat Central Committee,
Treasurer of the Young Democrat's Club, 60-year member of the Scioto Grange 1234, Juvenile
Detention Board Member, 12-year member of the County Commissioners Association, member of
the Commissioner's Health Insurance Board, Member of the Community Action Committee Board
and a Dekalb Seed Corn Dealer.

Shorty was a very honest, dedicated and hard working community leader who strived to help
those in the county in which he lived and dearly loved. His greatest pleasures were his wife,
children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, farming and helping others in the community.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003 at Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly
with Rev. Ronald Hines officiating. Burial will follow in Beaver Union Cemetery. Friends may call
Wednessday, from 3 - 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral
home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Raymond E. "Shorty" Fout Memorial Fund at the Atomic
Employee's Credit Union, for the benefit of all 4-H youth groups.
Wolfred C. Waddington, Jr.
Died: Saturday, May 24, 2003
Age: 77

Wolfred (Wolf) C. Waddington Jr. a resident of San Benito, Texas passed away Saturday, May 24,
2003 at Harlingen Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late
Wolfred C. and Elma Robinson Waddington Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by an infant son, Thomas Waddington, and a sister, Elaine Bloor.

He is survived by his wife, Evalyn Ann Brown Waddington; two daughters, Judy (Dennis)
Palazzolo of Michigan and Jeri Waddington of Texas; three sons, Bill Waddington, David
Waddington and Roger (Irene) Waddington, all of Michigan; one sister, Audrey Cox of Columbus;
six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

When Mr. Waddington moved from Columbus to Jackson with his family, he worked at the
unemployment office. For years, he was Chief Chemist at Jisco; later, he was Chief Chemist for
Allied Chemical in Michigan, then moved back to Jackson and was chemist for Oak Hill Water
Company. He retired as a rural mail carrier in Jackson. Mr. Waddington was a member of the
Wesley United Methodist Church and a member of the Knights of Pythias. Wolf enjoyed singing
tenor in church choirs and was a member of a male chorus in San Benito, Texas.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Thursday, May 29, from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral
services will be held graveside at Evergreen Cemetery, Friday, May 30 at 2 p.m. with Msgr.
Robert Metzger officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Wolf’s memory to the Evergreen Cemetery
Association, C/O Jim Greene, 15 Walnut Street, Jackson 45640.
Wolfred C. Waddington
Died: Saturday, May 24, 2003
Age: 77

Wolfred (Wolf) C. Waddington Jr. a resident of San Benito, Texas passed away Saturday, May 24,
2003 at Harlingen Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late
Wolfred C. and Elma Robinson Waddington Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in
death by an infant son, Thomas Waddington, and a sister, Elaine Bloor.

He is survived by his wife, Evalyn Ann Brown Waddington; two daughters, Judy (Dennis)
Palazzolo of Michigan and Jeri Waddington of Texas; three sons, Bill Waddington, David
Waddington and Roger (Irene) Waddington, all of Michigan; one sister, Audrey Cox of Columbus;
six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

When Mr. Waddington moved from Columbus to Jackson with his family, he worked at the
unemployment office. For years, he was Chief Chemist at Jisco; later, he was Chief Chemist for
Allied Chemical in Michigan, then moved back to Jackson and was chemist for Oak Hill Water
Company. He retired as a rural mail carrier in Jackson. Mr. Waddington was a member of the
Wesley United Methodist Church and a member of the Knights of Pythias. Wolf enjoyed singing
tenor in church choirs and was a member of a male chorus in San Benito, Texas.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Thursday, May 29, from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral
services will be held graveside at Evergreen Cemetery, Friday, May 30 at 2 p.m. with Msgr.
Robert Metzger officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Wolf's memory to the Evergreen Cemetery
Association, C/O Jim Greene, 15 Walnut Street, Jackson 45640.
Mary E. Swaney
Died: Saturday, May 24, 2003

Mary Evelyn Swaney, of Jackson, died May 24 at Arlington Nursing Home in Newark, Ohio. She is
preceded in death by her husband, Orsa Swaney, parents George W. and Elizabeth Watson Cain,
and a son and a daughter. Survivors include a son, Delbert Gene Swaney, three granddaughters
and four great-grandsons.

Friends may call Tuesday 4-8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at
the funeral home, Wednesday at 11 a.m with Rev. Clyde Graves officiating. Burial will follow in
Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio.
Dwayne E. Blanton
Died: Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Age: 39

Dwayne E. Blanton, age 39 of Reynoldsburg and formerly of Oak Hill, passed away at his
residence on Tuesday, May 20, 2003. Arrangements are pending with Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill.
Ronald L. Boggs
Died: Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Age: 56

Ronald L. Boggs, age 56, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at Holzer Medical
Center/Jackson. Born Aug. 30, 1946 in Jackson County Ohio to the late John and Mary Irene
(McFann) Boggs. He was a mechanic, retired from Southern Ohio Coal Company.

He is survived by wife Viola (Finfrock) Boggs; son, Corey (Melisa) Boggs, Wellston; daughters,
Kelly (Tony) Maxson, Frankfort, Ohio, Tracey Boggs, Ray, Dana Baker, Orville, Ohio, and Vanessa
Boggs living at home; grandchildren, Cayman Boggs, Mollie Baker, Avery Maxson, Haydon and
Emily Boggs; brothers, Johnny of Wellston, Roger of Oak Hill, Ricky and Jeff of Jackson; sisters,
Judy (Roger) Exline of Jackson, Sherry (Jim) Pitt, Oak Hill and Vicky (Don) Jenkins of Jackson;
brother-in-law, Ernie Tilley and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents and one sister, JoAnn Tilley.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 23 at the Souls Harbor Church, 1981 Standpipe Road,
Jackson, Ohio, burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson with Pastor Dave Chisholm and
Pastor Brian Adams officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 22 at the
Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in Jackson.
Robert Eric Thorson
Died: Sunday, May 18, 2003
Age: 51

Robert Eric Thorson, 51, of Starke, Florida, passed away May 18, 2003 of an apparent heart
attack. He was born October 15, 1951 in Columbus, Ohio to Robert Maurice and Faye P. Thorson.
He had resided in Jackson and Marietta, Ohio before moving to Starke. Thorson graduated from
Jackson High School in 1969 and attended Heidelberg College and Ohio University.

He is survived by two sons, Justin Ryan and Jonathan Seth Thorson of Marietta, Ohio; one
daughter, Katherine Ann Thorson and Michael Buck; and son Chase Michael Buck of Shallotte,
North Carolina; and his former wife Mary V. Thomas Thorson of Marietta, Ohio; one brother and
sister-in law, James M. and Nancy A. Thorson of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; one sister and
brother-in-law, Ann R. and Garry C. Hontz of Marietta, Ohio; three nephews, James M. Thorson
and wife Amy of Kettering, Lucas J. Hontz of Lake Tahoe, California and Jason R. Watkins of
Marietta, Ohio; one niece, Alison L. Watkins of Columbus, Ohio; one great-niece and great-
nephew Emma and Daniel Thorson of Kettering. He leaves behind a dear friend Claudia Lupo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Faye Thorson.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at the Christ United Methodist
Church Fellowship Hall, 150 Portsmouth Street in Jackson, Ohio, followed immediately by a
memorial service. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Piketon, Ohio at the convenience of the
family.
Meda Marcella Smith
Died: Sunday, May 18, 2003
Age: 84

Meda Marcella "Marcie" Smith of Jackson, died Sunday, May 18, 2003 at University Hospital,
Columbus, following a brief illness. Marcie, born Jan. 9, 1919, was a longtime resident of Jackson
and was an active member of the Jackson Christian Church. She and her husband Norman owned
and operated Rays Store on Broadway Street until 1985. At that time Marcie retired to become
the bookkeeper for John's Fire Extinguisher Sales and Service, a position she held until her
death. She was always an active person and a lover of nature, identifying leaves and wildflowers
for her grandchildren and was an avid oil painter, although she would not sell her paintings.

Marcie was preceded in death by her husband Norman "Smitty" Smith; parents, Meda and John
Peppers; sister, Imogene Peppers (Curt) Saylor.

She is survived by one son, John (Jan) Smith of Jackson; one daughter, Linda (John) Carter; two
grandchildren, Mindy and Julie, all of Pickerington.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Tuesday, May 20 from 2 to 8 p.m., where the
service will be held on Wednesday, May 21, at 1 p.m. with Minister Kathryn Loxley officiating.
Interment will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.

Persons desiring to give a tangible gift may send flowers or make a donation to the Jackson
Christian Church, 102 Broadway St., Jackson, Ohio in Marcella's memory.
Eugene U. Post
Died: Saturday, May 17, 2003
Age: 83

Eugene U. Post, age 83, of Ray, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the Chillicothe Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the McWilliams
Funeral Home.
Virginia Riley Rice
Died: Saturday, May 17, 2003
Age: 89

Virginia Riley Rice, age 89, of Columbus, died Saturday, May 17, 2003 at the Delaware Court
Nursing Home. She was born September 23, 1913 in Morehead, Ky. Virginia was a 1935
graduate of the University of Kentucky where she received her BA with a major in law. She was a
member of Zeta Tau Alpha, Phi Beta, The Central Ohio U.K. Alumni Club and the University of
Kentucky Founders. She also attended the United Methodist Church.

Her husband, Fred L. Rice; parents, John W. and Elizabeth (Clarke) Riley; two brothers; three
sisters, preceded her in death.

She is survived by sons, Fred W. Rice of Columbus and John T. (Cheryl) Rice of Delaware;
grandson, Jeffrey Dane Rice and Samantha Ann Rice; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 20 at 10 a.m. at Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home,
Worthington Chapel, 515 High Street, Worthington, Ohio. Friends called one hour prior to the
service. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, 1 p.m. at the Ridgewood Cemetery in
Wellston.
Thomas E. Lambert
Died: Friday, May 16, 2003
Age: 89

Thomas E. Lambert, age 89, a resident of Woodcrest Nursing Center, Decatur, for several years,
passed away Friday, May 16, 2003 at Adams County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were
under the direction of Zwich & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Thomas E. Lambert
Died: Friday, May 16, 2003
Age: 89

Thomas E. Lambert, age 89, a resident of Woodcrest Nursing Center, Decatur, for several years,
passed away Friday, May 16, 2003 at Adams County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were
under the direction of Zwich & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
Dewey G. Douglas
Died: Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Age: 72

Dewey G. Douglas, 72 of Columbia Dr. Waverly, died Wednesday May 14, 2003 at the Pleasant
Hill Manor in Piketon. He was born on January 25, 1931 in Byer, Ohio and is the son of Marie
Evelyn Miller Douglas of Chillicothe, Ohio and the late Donald Douglas.

He was united in marriage on July 30, 1987 to Nancy "Nicki" Netherton who survives. Also
surviving are a stepson, Bob Netherton of Medina, Ohio and a stepdaughter, Jane Howard of
Waverly, and several aunts and cousins.

He was retired from CSX railroad with 43 years of service, a member of the Masonic Lodge -
F&AM Delta Lodge at McArthur, Ohio, Ross County Shrine Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles #1363
in Chillicothe, and American Legion-Merritt Post #142, Waverly, and served in the U.S. Army
during the Korean Conflict.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.Saturday at Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly with Dean
Manning, Minister officiating. Burial followed in the Byer Cemetery near Wellston. Friends called
on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Humane Society Animal Shelter, 2308A Lick Run Rd.,
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.
Evelyn L. Nichols
Died: Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Age: 83

Evelyn L. Nichols, age 83, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the Edgewood
Manor Nursing Facility in Wellston. She was born in Wellston on Feb. 25, 1920, daughter of the
late John and Effie Hunter Stephens. Evelyn was a former employee of Hercules Trouser
Company in Wellston for 29 years.

She is survived by son, Jerry Nichols and daughters, Connie Angles and Bobbi Jo Warrington, all
of Wellston; grandchildren, Doug Angles, Mandy Cheek and Nick Warrington, all of Wellston and
Lisa Dorris of Ashland, Kentucky; sisters, Betty Edwards of Columbus and Wilma Burris of
Wellston; as well as four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harrison "Chick" Nichols in
1989; one daughter, five brothers; three sisters; and one great-granddaughter.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at McWilliams with the Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating.
Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery
Stella Miller
Died: Saturday, May 10, 2003
Age: 91

Stella Miller, age 91 of Jackson, formerly of Pyro passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2003, at
Jenkins Memorial Health Facility in Wellston. She was born on June 23, 1911 in Springfield, Ohio
to the late. Albert and Mary Agnes (Rex) Roach.

She is survived by three sons, Paul of Gahanna, Bob of Columbus, and Dick of Springfield; three
daughters, Mary Crabtree of Columbus, Joan Callahan and Linda Neal, both of Jackson; 17
grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Shook
of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allie Miller in 1983; son, Eugene; daughter, Phyllis;
four brothers, Lester, Willis, Forest, and Carl; sister, Edith Wilson.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 14 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill with
the Rev. Fred Crabtree officiating. Interment will follow at Horeb Cemetery. Friends may call from
4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Wilma Walters
Died: Saturday, May 10, 2003
Age: 86

Wilma (Bapst) Walters, age 86 of Washington, C.H. passed away on Saturday, May 10, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was a triplet daughter born Nov. 25, 1916 in
Beaver, Ohio to the late Philip and Margaret (Offenbaker ) Bapst. She was a homemaker and
member of Grace United Methodist Church in Washington C.H.

She is survived by two sons, Steven and Bobby, both of Columbus; her triplet brothers, William
Bapst of Beaver, and Wilson Bapst of Jackson; other brothers and sisters, Leona Camink, Johnnie
Bapst, Phillip Bapst, all of Beaver; Linnie Curtis, Ronnie Bapst, and Georgie Bapst, all of Jackson,
and Millicent Kinnison of Columbus,

She was preceded in death by her twins, Michael Dennis and Michelle Denise; parents, brothers,
Dearl Bapst, and Orlando Bapst (killed in France during WW II), Foster Bapst; sisters, Mildred
Pidgeon, and Minnie Higgenbothan.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 14 at 2 p.m. at the Beaver Emmanual United
Methodist Church, Beaver, with the Rev. William Goodall officiating, interment will follow in
Beaver Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Eisnaugle-
Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson.
Norma "Jean" Scurlock
Died: Friday, May 09, 2003
Age: 56

Norma "Jean" Scurlock, age 56, of Wellston, passed away Friday, May 9, 2003 at Holzer Medical
Center in Gallipolis after an extended illness. She was born in Jackson County on August 29,
1946, daughter of the late Norman C. Meadows and Virginia Skeens Meadows Cartee. Jean was a
loving wife and mother. She retired from the Kroger Company after 20 years service and was co-
owner of Mike and Jean's BP Station in Wellston.

She is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, James Michael Scurlock; daughter and son-in-
law Teresa and Charlie Denney of Wellston; sons and daughters-in-law Steve and Dottie Jones of
Wellston and Mike and Kelly Jones of McArthur as well as grandchildren Freddie McCumber,
Jeremiah James Michael Jones and Emily Kathryn Jean Jones.

Calling hours will be Monday, May 12, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral
Home in Wellston. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, May 13, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with
Rev. A.B. Maloy officiating. Burial will be in the Hamden Cemetery.
Robert Roseberry
Died: Friday, May 09, 2003
Age: 70

Robert Roseberry, age 70, of Jackson, passed away Friday, May 9, 2003 at OSU Medical Center,
Columbus. He was born October 25, 1932 in West Liberty, Kentucky to the late Dewey and
Clarma (Conley) Roseberry. Bob was a veteran of the Korean Conflict as an Army Sergeant, a
member of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Oak Hill, the Jackson and Oak Hill Senior Citizens; Masonic
Bodies, Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, was a Shriner and a Kentucky Colonel. He retired from General
Motors in Dayton as a supervisor.

Survivors include three sons, Michael (Robbin) Roseberry of Farmersville, Ohio, Patrick Roseberry
of Riverside, Ohio and Brian (Karen) Roseberry of Jackson; daughter, Lisa (Rick) Chance of
Jamestown; eight grandchildren, Zachary, Justin, Catherine, Corey, Cody, Mika, Mallory and
Lauren; two sisters, Betty Willis of Jackson and Bernece Hamlin of Cocoa Beach, Florida; brother,
Buel Roseberry of Jackson.

Robert was preceded in death by is wife Edna Avanelle "Abby" (Canter) Roseberry in 1995,
parents, three brothers, Bernice, Bill and Burt, and infant brothers Bronis and Bronston.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2003 at the Trinity Wesleyan Church, Elm Street,
Oak Hill, with Pastor Fred Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow in C.M. Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, 202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill.
Betty J. Morgan
Died: Thursday, May 08, 2003
Age: 75

Betty Jean Morgan, age 75, of Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2003 at Holzer Medical
Center, Jackson. Born on November 23, 1927 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late, George and
Helen (Sheline) Leach. Betty was a member of the Blackfork Methodist Church.

Survivors include, son Ronnie Morgan of Oak Hill; two daughters, Cheryl (Marlin) Lovett of Oak
Hill and Cindy (Ronnie) Blackburn of Minford; grandchildren, Chris (Jennifer) Lovett and Justin
Lovett of Oak Hill, Heather and Heidi Morgan of Wheelersburg, Rebecca and Melissa Blackburn of
Minford; sisters, Doris Terry, Rose Copley, Norma Riegel, Janet Fannin, Pat Rhea, Nancy Marks,
Karen Wickline, Vicky Baxter and Kathy Greer, all of Jackson, Sharon Saunders of South Point;
brothers Errol Leach and Ricky Leach of Jackson.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wayne Morgan in February 1998, son,
Thomas Gary Morgan in November 1974, her parents and brothers Jimmy and Jerry Leach.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2003 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak
Hill, with Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in C.M. Cemetery. Friends may call from
4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 11.
Mary Jones
Died: Thursday, May 08, 2003

Mary Jones, Sugar Run Road, Piketon, passed away Thursday at Pleasant Hill Manor. Funeral
services are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Beaver.
Clarence L. Folden
Died: Thursday, May 08, 2003
Age: 68

Clarence L. Folden, age 68, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson,
Ohio, on Thursday, May 8, 2003. He was born September 22, 1934 in Wellston, Ohio, to the late
Charles and Myrtle (Summers) Folden. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a
brother, Charles.

Mr. Folden was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and formerly owned and operated a grocery
store in Glenroy and Hamden.

He is survived by his wife, Helen (Mapes) Folden; one son, Steve Folden; one daughter, Debbie
Brown, both of Hamden, Ohio; one granddaughter, Terri Folden.
Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Friday, May 9, from 4 - 8 p.m., where services will
be held Saturday, May 10 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in the
Fairmount Cemetery.
Lilly M. King
Died: Tuesday, May 06, 2003
Age: 96

Lilly M. "Lillian" King, age 96 of Wellston, passed away Tuesday morning, May 6, 2003, at Jenkins
Memorial Assisted Living in Wellston. She was born on Oct. 18, 1906 in Fayette County, Ohio to
the late Pearl Downing and Ada Katherine Hunt Downing. She was a loving mother and
homemaker and a member of the Hope United Methodist Church in Wellston.

She is survived by daughters and a son-in-law, Jane and Glenn Chevalier of Wellston and
Kathleen Jeffers of Reynoldsburg; son and daughter-in-law, David and Paula King of Wellston;
daughter-in-law, Betty Lou King of Wellston; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and three
great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Albert King, Sr., in 1987; infant
son, Marion King; son, Richard King; son-in-law, William Jeffers; granddaughter, Peggy Geiger;
and sister, Dorothy Kuhnsman.

Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with the Rev. Glen Herman officiating.
Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Zola J. Oiler
Died: Sunday, March 09, 2003

In the obituary of Zola J. Oiler, the name of her deceased step-brother, Roy E. May, was
inadvertently omitted by the family. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused
Dora M. Sadler
Died: Friday, May 02, 2003
Age: 93

Dora M. Sadler, age 93, of Grove City and a former resident of Wellston, passed away Friday
morning, May 2, 2003, at the Monterey Care Center in Grove City. She was born in Wilkesville,
Ohio on Feb. 8, 1910, daughter of the late Edward and Eliza Hutchison Erwin. Dora was a former
inspector for Timkins Roller and a member of the Bellows Avenue Nazarene Church. She was a
hard-working, kind and generous woman who was loved by many.

She is survived by sons, Edward O. Sadler and Thomas H. Sadler, both of Grove City, as well as
12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and
nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas E. Sadler, Howard P.
Lockland and Arthur J. Sadler; brothers, Roy, Henry, Robert and Andrew; sisters, Effie, Anna,
Cora, Laura, Rosa and Mattie and Granddaughter, Kathleen Mechlin.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 12 to 2 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston
where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Lottie W. Adams
Died: Thursday, May 01, 2003
Age: 90

Lottie W. Adams, age 90, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2003 at Heartland of
Jackson.

Born Sept. 7, 1912 in Ceredo, W. Va. to the late Moses and Mary Ellen (Armet) Walters, she was
a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic Church of Jackson.

She is survived by sons, Harry M., William T. and John E. Adams of Jackson, James R. (Joanne)
Adams of Springfield, Ohio, Ray (Reva) Adams of Bremerton, Wash., and Doug Adams of Seattle,
Wash.; daughters, Juanita Mary (Virgil) Lowder of Seattle, Wash., Winona A. Donnal of Blacklick,
Ohio, Sue (Harold) Hollingshead of Wellston; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lana Adams (Nov. 15, 1979);
daughter, Helen Horton; four brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 6 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson
with burial in Vernon Cemetery in Scioto County and Rev. Charles Davidson officiating. Calling
hours were set for 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 5 at the funeral home.
Guy Newell Woodruff, Jr.
Died: Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Age: 76

Guy Newell Woodruff, Jr., age 76, formerly of Alma Omega Rd., Waverly, Ohio, passed away
Wednesday, April 30 at Doctors Hospital West, Columbus, Ohio. He was a retired employee of
D.T. & I. Railroad.

He was born May 22, 1926 in Oak Hill to the late Guy Newell and Goldie Elizabeth (Wallace)
Woodruff. He us survived by his wife, Janet (Pummel) Woodruff who he wed on July 15, 1997. He
was a member of American Legion Merritt Post #142 Waverly and a veteran of WWII in the U.S.
Army.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Roger Lee (Sharon) Woodruff of Wellston and
Newell Duane (Cathleen) Woodruff of Whitehall, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; one stepdaughter, Gina
McBee of Waverly; one brother, Gary Lee Woodruff, Texas; two sisters, Ruth (Virgil) McCain of
Jackson and Joan Mercer, South Bloomingville, Ohio.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by, first wife, Moneta F. Woodruff who passed
away Dec. 5, 1996 and one sister, Betty Fritz.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 3 at 11 a.m. in the Bristol Village Activity Center with
the Rev. Hal LaParl officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Boyer Funeral Home.
No calling hours were observed.
Guy Woodruff, Jr.
Died: Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Age: 76

Guy Newell Woodruff Jr., age 76, of Alma Omega Road, Waverly passed away Wednesday, April
30, 2003 at Doctors Hospital West, Columbus. He is survived by his wife Janet (Pummel)
Woodruff. He was retired from D. T. and I. Railroad. Arrangements are under the direction of
Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly.
Robert G. Wolford
Died: Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Age: 60

Robert "Bob" G. Wolford, age 60 of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at Grant
Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. Born June 10, 1942 in Phelps, Kentucky to Ira "Bryant and
Lexie (Skeens) Wolford of Jackson, Ohio.
Bob was retired from USEC "Atomic Plant" in Piketon, Ohio and a member of Calvary United
Methodist Church in Jackson, a member of Jackson Trowel Lodge 132 F.A. and M and a 32nd
degree mason. He was a member of the Shawnee Kookin Kampers Camping Club. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force and a lifetime member of the Disabled American
Veterans Chapter #45.

Bob is survived by his parents; wife, Patty (Swaney) Wolford; sons, Rob (Lori) of Elliotsburg, Pa.,
Chris (Lora) and Pete, both of Jackson, and David Spires of Zanesville, who was like a son;
eleven grandchildren, Ashley, Robby and Lexie of Elliotsburg, Pa., Brittany and Brennan of
Millersport, Ohio, Kaitlyn, Kerrigan, Brock, Cain, Zane and Conner of Jackson; five brothers,
Clint, Bryant, Ted and Ed all of Jackson and Denver of Oak Hill and two sisters Donna Morris of
Jackson and Linda Baisden of Chillicothe also survives.

Bob was an avid camper, who loved life and people and was an organ donor, so that others may
enjoy and extend their lives.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003 at Calvary United Methodist Church.
Burial followed in the Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating, also Disabled
American Veterans Chapter #45 grave side services. Friends called from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8
p.m. Friday, May 2, at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home. Masonic Services were conducted Friday,
7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the Jackson County Chapters of the
American Heart Association, the American Cancer Societies and also to the Gideon Bibles.
Robert G. Wolford
Died: Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Age: 60

Robert "Bob" G. Wolford, age 60 of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at Grant
Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. Born June 10, 1942 in Phelps, Kentucky to Ira "Bryant" and
Lexie (Skeens) of Jackson, Ohio.

Bob was retired from USEC "Atomic Plant" in Piketon, Ohio and a member of Calvary United
Methodist Church in Jackson, a member of Jackson Trowel Lodge 132 F. A. and M. and a 32nd
degree mason.

He was a member of the Shawnee Kookin Kampers Camping Club. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Navy and U.S. Air Force and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #45.

Bob is survived by his parents; wife, Patty (Swaney) Wolford; sons, Rob (Lori) of Elliotsburg, Pa.,
Chris (Lora) and Pete, both of Jackson, and David Spires of Zanesville, who was like a son;
eleven grandchildren, Ashley, Robby and Lexie of Elliotsburg, Pa., Brittany and Brennan of
Millersport, Ohio, Kaitlyn, Kerrigan, Brock, Cain, Zane and Conner of Jackson; five brothers,
Clint, Bryant, Ted and Ed, all of Jackson and Denver of Oak Hill and two sisters Donna Morris of
Jackson and Linda Baisden of Chillicothe also survives.

Bob was an avid camper, who loved life and people and was an organ donor, so that others may
enjoy and extend their lives.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2003 at Calvary United Methodist Church
burial will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating, also Disabled
American Veterans Chapter #45 grave side services.

Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2003 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home. Masonic Services will be conducted Friday 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the Jackson County Chapters of the
American Heart Association and American Cancer Societies and also to the Gideon Bibles.
Gloria A. Moore
Died: Monday, April 28, 2003
Age: 69

Gloria A. Moore passed from this life April 28, 2003 at the age of 69, after a short illness. She
was born Sept. 25, 1933 to Noah and Erma Funk of Wellston, Ohio. Gloria had been a resident of
Jenkins Memorial Health Care Facility due to her short illness.

She is survived by sons, Rick (Buck) Moore and Greg Moore, both of Londonderry; brothers,
Curtis, Joe, Eddie, Paul and Donnie and sister, Brenda, all of Wellston area; grandchildren,
Gregory James and Cory Steven, both of Londonderry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Bill and sisters, Carolyn and
Martha.

Friends called Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home with graveside
services being held at 1:30 p.m. at the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Opal M. Wendling
Died: Monday, April 28, 2003
Age: 73

Opal M. Wendling, age 73 of W. Carrollton, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 28, 2003, at her
residence. She was a retired employee of the Red Horse Motel with 15 years of service. She was
a member of the W. Carrollton Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mabel Bowman; two sisters, Winnie and
Esther; two brothers, Willard and Ezra.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Patricia Carpenter of Moraine, and children, Frances,
Annetta, Billy, Kenneth, Rocky, Ronald, and Gene; two brothers, Bill and Clarence Bowman; a
sister, Virginia Howe; four grandchildren, Kyla Rene, Carrie, Heidi, and Donovan; special sister-
in-law, Mae Wagner; and special friend, Joyce Kitson.

Funeral service will be held Friday, 1 p.m. at the Swart Funeral Home, West Carrollton, with
Pastor George Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call from
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
William F. Rawlins
Died: Monday, April 28, 2003
Age: 83

William F. Rawlins, age 83, of Sour Run Road, Wellston, Ohio, passed away on Monday, April 28,
2003 at his home. He was born July 27, 1919 in Wellston, Ohio, to the late C/A. and Georgia
(Alshire) Rawlins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Freda Cahoon.

He was a retired sheet metal worker, a veteran of WWII, a member of the American Legion, the
Masonic Lodge of Wellston and the Shriners and the VFW.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta (Maerker) Rawlins; one son, Andy Rawlins and a daughter,
Annetta Lewis, both of Coalton, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jeremy, Cassie, Audrey, Lani and
Steven; two great grandchildren also survive.
Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Tuesday, April 29 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
where services will be held Wednesday, April 30 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood
Cemetery.
Charles Lunsford
Died: Sunday, April 27, 2003
Age: 49

Charles Lunsford, age 49, of Beaver, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Holzer
Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. He was born in Ridgewood, West Virginia, Sept. 27, 1953. He was
predeceased by his parents, Charles and Roxy (Dennison) Lunsford.

He is survived by his wife, Lona; two sons, Charles and Jerrard; three daughters, Jasmine, Dawn
and Kimberly; one brother, Scotty Lunsford of New Comerstown, Ohio; and one sister, Sue
Johnson of Parkersburg, W. Va.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to the time
of the service which will be at 12 noon on Wednesday, with the Rev. Richard Zinn officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pattonsville Cemetery.
Addie Frances Davenport
Died: Saturday, April 26, 2003
Age: 67

Addie Frances Davenport, age 67, passed away at her residence in Ray, Ohio on Saturday, April
26, 2003. Born in Ray, Ohio on May 4, 1935, to the late Nathaniel and Vella Gladys (Young)
West. She was retired from Production Quality Control with TS Trim in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

She is survived by daughter, Cynthia Hope (Keith) Swepston of Lucasville; grandsons, Robert
Davenport, Seth Davenport and Tyler Swepston; two sisters, Mae Warrens and Betty Alfred, both
of Ray; also several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were conducted Monday, April 28 at 2 p.m. with family and friends, burial
followed in Byer Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Eisnaugle-Lewis
Funeral Home, Jackson, Ohio. The family request that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be
made to Adena Hospice, 111 West Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.
Hazel Avonell Eby
Died: Saturday, April 26, 2003
Age: 89

Hazel Avonell Eby, age 89, of Glade Run Road, Wellston, Ohio, died Saturday morning, April 26,
2003, at Jenkins Memorial Health Facility in Wellston. She was born at Coal Township, Jackson
County, Ohio on February 5, 1914, daughter of the late Charles and Rosie Hannon Whiting. She
was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church and attended the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church.
She was an employee of the Columbus Meat Packaging House for seven years, the Jackson
Kuppenheimer Company for ten years, and the Hercules Trouser Company for fifteen years as a
seamstress.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth L. Eby, Sr., in 1978,
and by seven brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by one son and his wife, Kenny (Robin) Eby, Jr. of Wellston; three grandchildren,
Jason, Jaime, and Kayla Eby; also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with the
Rev. Bill Graves officiating. Burial followed in the Evergreen Cemetery. Friends called at the
Jenkins Chapel on Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. The family suggests contributions be made in her
memory to the Evergreen Cemetery Association c/o James T. Greene, 15 Walnut Street, Jackson,
Ohio 45640.
Thelma Keairns
Died: Saturday, April 26, 2003
Age: 87

Thelma McCoy Keairns, age 87 of Stillwater, Oklahoma, passed away at home on Saturday, April
26, 2003.

She was born November 29, 1915 on the family farm in Hamilton Township, near Jackson, the
daughter of the late Mike and Blanche Claar McCoy. In addition to her parents, she was
predeceased by two brothers, Delbert and Vinton and a sister Mary McCoy.

She was an honor student in high school and worked for a legal office in Jackson, following
graduation.

Thelma married Damon Oscar (Ozzie) Keairns on January 1, 1937. Thelma and Damon knew
each other during their youth in Hamilton Township. Their commitment and support of each other
was a central part of her life for 66 years. During these years they lived in Ohio, Michigan,
Indiana, Illinois and Oklahoma.

Her caring presence, her ability to respond with a quiet spirit to the choices presented in life, and
her continuing interest in trying new things set an example for others and will be greatly missed
by many friends and family. Her many gifts and her faith were nurtured as a child through her
experience on the farm and within her family and in her participation in the Hamilton Christian
Church community.

She had a thoughtful, gentle spirit and a concern for others that included family, friends and
strangers. She exhibited a continuing interest in world affairs and served the local election board
for many years. Thelma had a great love for being active throughout her life. These activities
ranged from baseball as a child with neighbors in the local picnic grove to later activities that
included fishing, bowling, golf and square dancing. She was a valued colleague to many as she
participated in bowling team championships and golfing events. Her continuing activity was
illustrated when Thelma and Damon won the fishing derby in 1991.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Damon Keairns; son, Dr. Dale Keairns and his wife Dr. Von
Keairns of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; her beloved grandson, Dr. Carter Keairns of San Marcos,
Texas; two sisters, Elizabeth Flaker of Troy, Ohio and Wilma Edwards of Columbus, and one
brother Courtney McCoy of Jackson.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Friday, May 2 from 2 -4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral
services will be held at the Hamilton Christian Church on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. Burial will
following the Hamilton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Thelma's memory to the
Hamilton Cemetery Association, c/o Janet Hammond, 5 Earl Davis Road, Oak Hill, Ohio 45656.
George L. Cundiff
Died: Friday, April 25, 2003
Age: 63

George L. Cundiff, age 63, was born May 22, 1939 and passed away April 25, 2003. He was
preceded in death by his parents George and Irene Riffle Cundiff; his sister Dona Cundiff McGhee
and her husband Bud and sister, Sandy Cundiff.
He is survived by his brother, Gary Cundiff and his wife Sandra; nieces, Carolyn Cundiff Millican,
Kathy Cundiff Waulk, Karen Cundiff Davis, Beth Ann McGhee Frazier, and Vicki McGhee Rinehart;
two nephews, Steve McGhee and Gary D. Cundiff; several great-nieces, nephews; and two
cousins, Ralph James Peacock and Tom Peacock.

He graduated from Wellston High School in 1957, where he was involved in several high school
activities including football. He was employed at Westinghouse in Columbus for 23 years. He
attended the Baptist Church in Coalton.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home with the Rev. A.
B. Maloy officiating. Calling hours were held Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial followed in the
Ridgewood Cemetery.
Mildred Hawkins
Died: Friday, April 25, 2003
Age: 95

Mildred Hawkins, age 95, a resident of West First Avenue in Wellston and a former resident of
Coalton, passed away Friday at Edgewood Manor Nursing Home. Born July 23, 1907, she was the
daughter of the late Charles and Cora (Shook) Meyers.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Hal, Gilbert and Rom and one sister Olive Ross.

She is survived by one sister Gertrude Snedecor of Columbus.

Friends called on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home where funeral services
were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Andy Rawlins officiating. Burial followed in the
Coalton Cemetery.
Lawrence Lewis
Died: Friday, April 25, 2003
Age: 81

Lawrence "Jack" Lew, age 81 of Jackson, passed away at Riverside Hospital in Columbus on
Friday, April 25, 2003 after a brief illness. He was born on October 21, 1921 in Columbus, Ohio
to the late Lawrence and Nanna (Davis) Lewis. He resided in Oak Hill for most of his life, moving
to Jackson in 1983. Jack retired from A.J. Stockmeister Plumbing and Heating in 1984 after 28
years of service. He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Oak Hill.

Survivors include his wife Lillian Riggle Lewis; a daughter Jennifer (Mark) Lloyd of Bear,
Delaware; a sister, Polly Diller of Charleston, West Virginia; also survived by several brother-in-
laws and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday April 27, 2003 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home,
Oak Hill with a private memorial service to follow. In liew of flower the family request that
contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Hill General Fund, 205 East
Cross St. Oak Hill, Ohio 45656.
George L. Cundiff
Died: Friday, April 25, 2003
Age: 64

George L. Cundiff, age 64, of Wellston, Ohio, died Friday morning at HMC/Jackson. Arrangements
are pending at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston, ph. 384-5755.
John F. Danner
Died: Thursday, April 24, 2003
Age: 82
John F. Danner, age 82, of Lancaster, Ohio, died Thursday, April 24, 2003 at his home.

He attended St. Joseph Church in Sugar Grove, the Olivedale Senior Citizens Center, and was a
U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a retired nuclear engineer at the Waverly Atomic
Plant in Waverly.

He is survived by two brothers-in-law, Carl Krile of Sugar Grove and Leonard Krile of Lancaster;
numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Henrietta (McCabe) Danner; brothers,
Francis Danner Jr. and James Danner; and three sisters, Mary Ellen Krile, Esther Krile and Clara
Krile.

Services were set for Monday, 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Sugar Grove, Ohio, with Msgr.
James A. Geiger officiating, and burial in St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours were set for Sunday,
2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Sheridan Funeral Home, 222 South Columbus Street, Lancaster, Ohio
43130.

A vigil service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 7:30 p.m., and military services will
be conducted at the graveside by The Lancaster Veterans Burial Detail.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church in Sugar Grove.
Mabel Rowland
Died: Thursday, April 24, 2003
Age: 92

Mabel Rowland, age 92, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Jackson, died Thursday, April 24, 2003 at
Mt. Carmel East Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; son, Fred; grandson, Tim; and daughter-in-
law, Pansy Rowland.

She is survived by son, Richard; daughter, Carol (Robert) Groves; daughter-in-law, Bonnie
Straight; sisters, Anna Dulaney and Maxine Yerian; 14 grandchildren and numerous great- and
great-great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Washington Avenue United Methodist Church.

Calling hours were set for Friday, 4-7 p.m. at Schoedinger Cleveland Avenue Chapel, where
funeral services were to be held Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. Graveside services were planned
for Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson at 2 p.m. with Rev. Samuel Harnish officiating.
Linda K. Whiting
Died: Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Linda K Whiting, a resident of Hazard, Ky., passed away Wednesday at the Hazard Regional
Memorial Hospital. Daughter of the late Jim Ed Freeman and Dimple Lee Freeman. She was
preceded in death by four brothers.

She is survived by brothers, Mike of Texas, George of Morehead, Ky., Leonard and Gary of
Corban, Ky., Robert of Mississippi and Jerry of the U.S. Navy; sisters Betty Nichols of Dayton,
Ohio, Peggy Newsom of Jackson, Gladys Waugh of Texas, Maggy Sinclare of Texas, Lois Ann
Freeman of Mississippi and Bessie Ann Freeman of Portsmouth.

Friends called one hour prior to the service which was held Friday, 4 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral
Home with the Rev. Wade Newsom officiating. Burial followed in the Newsom Family Cemetery.
Polly Anne Meade
Died: Monday, April 21, 2003
Age: 93

Polly Ann Meade, age 93, formerly of Keystone Furnace Rd., Jackson, passed away at Four Winds
Nursing home in Jackson on Monday, April 21, 2003. She was born January 12, 1910 to the late
Maryland and Mattie E. (Craft) Bates, in Millstone, Ky.

She was a 50 year member of the Elizabeth Regular Baptist Church in Millstone, Ky.

She is survived by sons, Eugene Meade, Freeport, Fla., Harold Dean Meade, Jackson, andHoward
Wesley Meade, Missouri; daughters, Wilma Joyce Neary, Swansboro, N.C., Billie Lois Hicks,
Waverly, Columbia Ann Adkins, Chillicothe and Mattie Elizabeth Goble, Jackson; one sister Rachel
Berry, Corbin, Ky; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Columbus Meade in August
1968; brothers, Enoch, Howard, Jessie, Columbus, and Daniel Bates; and one sister, Lizzie
Hoskins.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2003 at Elizabeth Regular Baptist Church
in Millstone, Ky with burial in Craft Cemetery with Elmer Sexton and Delmos Johnson officiating.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in
Jackson and 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April24, 2003 at the Elizabeth Regular Baptist Church in
Millstone, Ky.
Lelah Fay Barnhill
Died: Monday, April 21, 2003
Age: 98

Lelah Fay Barnhill, age 98 of Wellston, passed away Monday, April 21, 2003, at Jenkins Memorial
Nursing Facility in Wellston. She was born in Wellston on Aug. 9, 1904, daughter of the late
Edward Kelly and Minnie Adkins-Thorne Kelly. Lelah was a former school teacher and a member
of the First Presbyterian Church in Wellston. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Earl Barnhill in 1973; sisters,
Leora Littler and Virginia Van Deusen; brothers, James , Harold and William Kelly.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home and anytime prior
to the funeral service on Wednesday, 1 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with the Rev. John
Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made
to the First Presbyterian Church, 18 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Wellston, Ohio 45692.
Jessie M. Sears
Died: Monday, April 21, 2003
Age: 90

Jessie M. Sears, age 90, formerly of Chillicothe Pike, Jackson, a resident of Heartland since 1992,
passed away Monday, April 21, 2003 at Holzer Medical Center/Jackson. Born May 6, 1912 in
Jackson, Ohio, to the late Arthur and Stella (Ray) Spriggs. She was an employee of the Powder
Plant during World War II at Londonderry, Ohio and later an employee of Hercules Pants Factory
in Jackson, Ohio.

Survived by sons, Merrill and Jerry Sears of Jackson; several grandchildren and great-
grandchildren plus several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by parents, husband Edward L. Sears on Oct. 9, 1986; two daughters, Janet
Vlasho and Sonya Crabtree; one son, Ronald L. Sears; four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 24 at 1 p.m. with burial in Fairmount Cemetery with
Pastor Virgil Phillips officiating. Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis
Funeral Home.
Sybil Miller
Died: Saturday, April 19, 2003
Age: 83

Sybil Miller, age 83, of Denver, Colorado, formerly of Jackson County, Ohio, passed away on
Saturday, April 19, 2003 at Terrace Heights Care Center, Boulder, Colorado. She was born in
Louisa County, Ky. on October 10, 1919.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Cosby (Webb) Holbrook.

Sybil is survived by her husband, William E. Miller, one daughter, Irene Klausz of Denver,
Colorado, one granddaughter and one great granddaughter.

Arrangements are pending at Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson, 286-4161.
Carol S. Gillman-Ross
Died: Saturday, April 19, 2003
Age: 53

Carol S. Gillman-Ross, age 53 of Wellston, passed away Saturday, Apr. 19, 2003 at O.S.U.
Medical Center, Columbus. She was born June 1, 1949 in Pikeville, Kentucky to the late Earnest
and Doris (Dalton) Gillman. Carol was a homemaker and attended the World Outreach Church in
Wellston.

She is survived by daughters, Tammy Chapman of Wellston and Catrina (Bill) Price of Coalton;
sons, Tony Chapman and Matthew Simpkins both of Wellston; eight grandchildren; two brothers
Earnest Gillman, Jr., of Jackson, and Danny Gillman of Wellston; two sisters Barbara Faye
Murphy and Esther Gibson, both of Pikeville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Donald Ray and Ronald; sister, Patricia Jean
Little; also one niece and four nephews.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., April 23 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak
Hill. Interment will follow in Hill Cemetery, Thurman. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on
Tuesday.
Lonna Ferne Myers
Died: Saturday, April 19, 2003
Age: 61

Lonna Ferne Myers, age 61 of Hilliard, passed away April 19, 2003 at Riverside Hospital in
Columbus. She attended Northwest Bible Church. She was preceded in death by parents John
and Dorothy Hale.

She is survived by children, Kim (George) Harmanis of Hilliard and Chuck Myers of Dublin;
grandchildren, Ryan, Brent and Scott; brother John (Sharon) Hale of Oak Hill; sisters Linda
(Mike) Roe of Gallipolis and Joyce (Kent) Johnson of Atlanta, Ga.; and numerous loving relatives
and friends.

The family will receive friends Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tidd Funeral Home,
5265 Norwich St., Hilliard. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m. with Pastor Ken
Harrell officiating. Burial to follow in Sunset Cemetery.
Carol S. Gillman-Ross
Died: Saturday, April 19, 2003
Age: 53

Carol S. Gillman-Ross, age 53 of Wellston, passed away Saturday, Apr. 19, 2003 at O.S.U.
Medical Center, Columbus. She was born June 1, 1949 in Pikeville, Kentucky to the late Earnest
and Doris (Dalton) Gillman. Carol was a homemaker and attended the World Outreach Church in
Wellston.

She is survived by daughters, Tammy Chapman of Wellston and Catrina (Bill) Price of Coalton;
sons, Tony Chapman and Matthew Simpkins both of Wellston; eight grandchildren and several
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Donald Ray and Ronald; sister, Patricia Jean
Little; also one niece and four nephews.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., April 23 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak
Hill. Interment will follow in Hill Cemetery, Thurman. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on
Tuesday.
Howard Hickman
Died: Friday, April 18, 2003
Age: 78

Col. Howard Hickman, 78, of Florence Avenue Jackson, passed away Friday evening at his home.
Born in Columbus on January 11, 1925, he was son of the late Howard and Gertrude Hickman.

Surviving is his wife Mae (Howard) Hickman; one son Howard Hickman III; three grandchildren
also survive. Howard was a veteran of WW II and Korea serving in the U.S. Navy. He served for
many years as deputy sheriff with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

Friends called Monday from 3-8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral services
were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Jackson Church of Christ, 13315 Route 93 in Jackson, with
the Rev. Bob Jones officiating, burial followed in Hickman Cemetery. Graveside services
conducted by the Jackson Post #45 Disabled American Veterans.
David H. Davis
Died: Thursday, April 17, 2003
Age: 91

David H. Davis, age 91, of The Glen at Willow Valley, Lancaster, PA, formerly of Fairmont, W.
Va., died on April 17, 2003, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Lamborn Davis,
whom he married in 1937.

Son of the late Anna Hughes and Evan T. Davis, he graduated from Bexley High School in 1929.
He entered The Ohio State University, earning a Bachelors Degree in Mining Engineering in 1933
and a Masters Degree in Metallurgy in 1934. During a successful career in mining engineering, he
and Ruth were residents of Pittsburgh, PA., and Fairmont, W. Va., and had lived in Lancaster, PA,
since 1994.

David was General Superintendent of Pittsburgh Coal Company and Vice President of Mathies
Coal Company. In Fairmont, W. Va., he was President of the Mountaineer Division of
Consolidated Coal Company and Corporate Vice President of Consol.

He always was active in churches wherever he and Ruth were living. He was a member of the
Westminster Church of Lancaster.
In addition to his wife Ruth, he is survived by three sons, Dr. Donald E. (Esther Gordon) Davis of
Lancaster, PA; Dr. George H. (Mary Siepert) Davis of Tucson, AZ; and David J. L. (Susanne
Horst) Davis of Indiana, PA; and by seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also
survived by a sister, Jane Elizabeth (John W.) Wiseman of Amelia, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas E. Davis.

A Memorial Service was held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lancaster on Friday,
April 25. Graveside services were held on Monday, April 28, at the Green Lawn Cemetery,
Columbus, Ohio.

Residents of the Oak Hill area may remember that David, as a boy and as a young man, spent
the summer months with his aunt, Margaret D. Davis, on the Dan T. Davis farm.
Olive Webb
Died: Thursday, April 17, 2003
Age: 82

Olive Webb, age 82, of Sternberger Road, Jackson, Ohio passed away Thursday, April 17, 2003,
at her residence. Born in Wayne Co., W. Va., Jan. 4, 1921 to the late Charlie and Fairbell
(Spence) Adkins. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oak Hill, Ohio.

She is survive by her husband of 54 years Lindsey Webb; children Inis (Wayne) Edwards, Mt.
Gilead, Linda Riley, Oak Hill, Wanda (Don) Case, McArthur, Sadie (Clyde) Stiltner, Oak Hill,
Myrtle (David) Rasp, Jackson, Donna (Ralph) Smith, Arizona, Lindsey Webb, Jr., Oak Hill,
Kenneth (Gwen) Webb, Oak Hill,; three sisters Alice Bellomy, Hester Blake, Nellie Napler;
brothers, Glen Adkins and Paul Adkins, both of Ritman, Ohio; 26 grandchildren; nine great-
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents and two brothers Raymond and Benton Adkins.

Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 20 at 1 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home with
burial at the Webb Cemetery with the Rev. Elza Green officiating. Friends may call on Saturday, 2
to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burleigh Oiler
Died: Thursday, April 17, 2003
Age: 89

Burleigh Oiler, 89, of David Avenue in Jackson passed away Thursday evening at the Holzer
Medical Center in Gallipolis. Born in Jackson County, October 23, 1913, he was employed and
retired from the Coll Auto Sales after 42 years of service. Mr. Oiler also served as Mayor of the
city of Jackson from 1976 till 1988.

Surviving is his wife Hazel Miller Oiler; one son Hayden (Mary) Oiler; a granddaughter Robin
(Geoff) Smith of Cincinnati; a great granddaughter Delaney; and one sister Dorothy Knox of
Marysville.

Preceded in death by his parents Samuel and Elizabeth Keller Oiler; three brothers Tilby Oiler,
Lester Oiler and Ralph Foster; three sisters Verna Kimble, Myrtle Holstein and Flora Davis.

Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. with the Rev. Bill Bowdle officiating with
burial to follow in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Frederick Maynard
Died: Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Age: 77

Frederick J. Maynard, age 77, formerly of Jackson County, most recently of Palatka, Florida,
passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2003. He was a retired coal miner and truck driver and also
served as deputy sheriff under John Evans in Jackson County. Whenever he could, he was an
avid coonhunter and dog racer.

He us survived by sons, Daniel K., L. Roger and Frederick L. Maynard and former wife Sarah
Marie Maynard, all living in Florida; two grandsons, Roger D. Maynard and Kevin L. Maynard of
Tenn.; sisters, Patsy Smith of Wayne, W. Va., and Seay Hess of St. Charles, Mo.; several nieces
and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, Lindsey and Maude (Ashbury) Maynard; three brothers,
Paris, Carlos, and Hubert Maynard and one sister, Norma Lee Fletcher, all of W. Va.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Trinity Chapel Church on SR 93
south, Jackson Burial will follow at C. M. Cemetery in Oak Hill under the direction of the Kuhner-
Lewis Funeral Home.
Debora Johnson
Died: Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Age: 40

Debora K. (Wills) Johnson, age 40, of Hamden, Ohio, passed away at her residence Wednesday,
April 16, 2003.

Born in Gallipolis on Feb. 11, 1963, she was a 1981 graduate of Jackson High School, employed
at Michelina's in Jackson, and was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Johnson; sons, Andrew L. Johnson and David A. Johnson;
brothers, Gerry (Edna) Wills of Beaver, Ricky Wills of Jackson, Robert and Patrick Wills of Oak
Hill; and a sister, Melissa Wills of Oak Hill.

Also surviving are a special aunt and uncle, Lori and Roger Merrill of Grand Island, Fla.

Debora was preceded in death by her mother, Goldie (Adams) Wills, and by her grandparents.

Funeral arrangements are pending and can be obtained at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson, phone 286-2010.
Alfred H. Dye
Died: Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Age: 79

Alfred H. Dye, age 79, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday morning, April 16, 2003, at Jenkins
Memorial Nursing facility in Wellston. He was born in Wellston, Ohio on Aug. 19, 1923, son of the
late Henry and Effie Oiler Dye. For over thirty years, he was employed as a mechanic for Sohio.
He attended Zion #3 Church in Wellston, and was a graduate of Wellston High School.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Alfred H., Jr. and Tonya Dye of Chillicothe;
daughters and sons-in-law, Sally and Richard Bishop of Wellston and Margaret and Tim Hartley of
Montecello, Kentucky; brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Olive Dye of Wellston; sister and
brother-in-law, Ceola and Ronnie Hollingshead of Dayton; eight grandchildren; nine great-
grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Dye in 1986; daughter Karen
Janie Dye; brothers, Cliff Everett, John and Homer; sisters Helena and Marie.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral
services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Zion #3 Church with Pastor Ed Barney officiating. Burial
will follow in Salem Cemetery.
Scott Evan Beatty
Died: Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Age: 40

Scott Evan Beatty, age 40, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at his residence. He
was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on Dec. 15, 1962 to G. Roger Beatty of Wellston and Alice L.
Plummer Beatty of Wellston. Scott was a 1981 graduate of Wellston High School and Buckeye
Hills Career Center where he was in the building trades program, and an employee of Kenworth
Trucking of Chillicothe.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife Diane Norton Beatty; daughter Gwendolyn Victoria
Beatty, at home; step-children Ashley and Andy Montgomery of Wellston; brother Mark M. Beatty
of Wellston; sister Alicia A. Beatty of Wellston; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews
and cousins.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m., at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Hope United Methodist Church in Wellston
with the Rev. Glen Herman officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Dora Ellen McWilliams
Died: Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Age: 71

Dora Ellen McWilliams, age 71, of Hamden, passed away Tuesday morning, April 15, 2003, at the
Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. She was born in Glenroy on June 8, 1931, daughter
of the late Rev. Ed Stevens and Lulu Gilliland Stevens. She was a homemaker and a member of
the Hamden United Methodist Church.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Harley Michael and Judy McWilliams of Wellston,
Paul David and Connie McWilliams of Wellston and James Steven McWilliams of Hamden;
grandchildren, Felicia Duffett, Matthew McWilliams, Julie Overly, Elizabeth Stevens, Tim
McWilliams and Randy McWilliams; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ida Stevens of
Wellston; sister, Nina Glass of Wellston, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harley R. McWilliams;
granddaughter, Sarah Ellen McWilliams and sister Esther Hansgen Foehrenbach.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home
in Wellston where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Burchett
officiating.

Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Scott E. Beatty
Died: Tuesday, April 15, 2003
Age: 40

Scott Evan Beatty, age 40, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at his
residence. Funeral services will be announced by the McWilliams Funeral Home.
Ernest E. Glenn
Died: Monday, April 14, 2003
Age: 76
Ernest Eugene Glenn, age 76, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away early Monday, April 14, 2003.

He is survived by two daughters, Kay Flynn and Loretta Madden; grandchildren; great-
grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Alkie, Hester, Harvey, Benny, Deloris, Bonnie and
Lonnie.

I am the resurrection and the life. He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he
live; And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. St. John 11: 25-26.

Friends may call at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m. where funeral services
will be held at 8 p.m. with the Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating. At his request, Mr. Glenn will be
cremated following the service.
Ernest Glenn
Died: Monday, April 14, 2003

Ernest Glenn, a resident of Seton Square, died Monday, April 14, 2003 at his residence.
Arrangements are pending with J.P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston.
Wilda G. Stover
Died: Sunday, April 13, 2003
Age: 79

Wilda Geraldine Stover, age 79, of Jackson passed away Sunday, April 13, 2003. Born March 12,
1924 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Lowell and Herma (Queen) Miller. She was a member of the
Grace United Methodist Church and a volunteer for the senior citizens for 15 years in recent
years she was an avid bowler and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survived by three sons and two daughters; Gary (Carolyn) Stover of Jackson, Rita (Tommy)
Duncan of New Carlisle, Greg (Marian Russell) Stover of Columbus and Lowell (Kathy) Stover of
Ravenna and Melanie (Fred) Stemshorn of Greenville, South Carolina, 11 grandchildren, nine
great-grandchildren, sister Anna Florence Bates of Jackson. Also surviving are several nieces and
nephews. She was preceded in death by parents and husband Cavett.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 10 a.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, with burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Rev. George Copus will officiate. Friends may call
Tuesday, April 15, 2003 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arthur Peters
Died: Saturday, April 12, 2003

Arthur Jay "Jack" Peters of Wellston, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 12,
2003 at the Adena Regional Medical Center. He was born April 13, 1935 in Wellston.

Jack was preceded in death by his father and mother Harley and Marie Peters, brother Harold
Peters, sister Irene Warrington and nephew Ronnie Warrington, all of Wellston.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years Christine Peters, one daughter and son-in-law Theresa Jane
and Tim Eberts and their children Shannon, Jason and Matthew all of Hamden, one son and
daughter-in-law Adam Jay and Bridgett Peters and their children Austin, Skyler and Brandon all
of Wellston. He is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law Carl and Rosalie Peters also of
Wellston.

He was a former employee of Winters Products of Jackson and attended the Coalton Freewill
Baptist Church. Jack touched many lives with his sweet spirit and loving smile. He will greatly
missed by his family and many friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home with
Pastor Robert Fulton and Pastor Emil Cartee officiating. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Calling hours are Tuesday, April 15, 2003 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Luella F. Freeland
Died: Saturday, April 12, 2003
Age: 94

Luella Florence Eubanks Freeland, age 94, of Ohio Avenue, Jackson, passed away Saturday, April
12, 2003, at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson after a short illness.

A life-long resident of Jackson, Luella's husband of 50 years, John Edward Freeland, Sr. preceded
her in death. Luella is survived by two sons, Robert Allen of Jackson and John Edward, Jr. of
Lee's Summit, Missouri, three grand children and seven great-grandchildren. Luella and John had
a third child, Judith Ann, who died in infancy. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Dora
Rice Eubanks.

After retiring from Stiffler's Department Store in Jackson, Luella became very active in the
quilting room at the Senior Citizen's Center of Jackson County, where she taught quilting and
helped to raise money for the center. In 1995, Luella was named Jackson County's Outstanding
Senior Citizen and traveled to the Ohio State Fair in Columbus to accept the award. Luella also
rode in the Apple Festival parade as Jackson County Outstanding Senior Citizen in 1995 .

She was a faithful supporter of Grace United Methodist Church in Jackson.

Calling hours will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 with the Rev.
George Copus officiating. Friends and family may also call at the funeral home one hour
preceding the funeral. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Grace United Methodist Church,
Jackson, Ohio or to the Senior Citizens Center of Jackson.
Leslie Barrows
Died: Friday, April 11, 2003
Age: 80

Lessie Barrows, age 80, of Oak Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Friday, April 11, 2003 at
Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. She was born January 26, 1923 to the late Elsworth and Carolyn
(Walls) Spriggs. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by five brothers and four
sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Barrows, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may called at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Monday, April 14, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8
p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home. Funeral servers were held on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 1
p.m. with Rev. Dale Lykins officiating. Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery.
Jerry Loran Trivette
Died: Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Age: 65

Jerry Loran Trivette, age 65 or Mulga Road, Wellston, Ohio, passed away April 9, 2003 at the V.
A. Hospital, Chillicothe, Ohio.

He was born in Virgie, Kentucky, a veteran of United States Air Force - Korea era and a former
employee of Smith-Chambers of Wellston.

He is survived by wife, Henrietta Trivette of Wellston; son, Jerry Trivette of Hilliard, Ohio;
daughter, Deborah Farley of Aurora, Colorado; mother, Ada Trivette of Vinton; sister, Evelyn
Trivette of Vinton; brothers, Kenneth Trivette of Straitsville and Carl Trivette of McArthur; two
grandchildren and five nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 11 at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home with
the Rev. Tom Pennington officiating. Burial followed in Salem Cemetery. Calling hours were held
Friday, April 10 at the funeral home. Military services were conducted by the U. S. Air Force.
Hershel H. Longfellow
Died: Monday, April 07, 2003
Age: 87

Hershel H. Longfellow, age 87, West Main Street, Jackson, passed away Monday, April 7, 2003,
at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. He was born Sept. 18, 1915 in Spencer, West Va., to the late
Fred and Stella (Vineyard) Longfellow. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by six
brothers and four sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Opal; one son, Layne of Cambridge, Massachusetts; and one sister,
Emily Broyles of Columbus, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Wednesday, April 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8
p.m. Funeral services will be held graveside Thursday, April 10 at the Fairmount Cemetery at 11
a.m. with the Rev. Dale Lykins officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by the
Disabled American Veterans, Jackson County Chapter 45.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Christ United Methodist Church, 150
Portsmouth St., Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Michael Ray Monk
Died: Sunday, April 06, 2003

Michael Ray Monk, stillborn, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2003 at Holzer Medical Center,
Gallipolis. He is survived by his parents John and Ryan (Bryant) Monk of Oak Hill; maternal
grandparents, Roger and Debra Bryant of Oak Hill; paternal grandparents, Sandy and Julius
Monk of Oak Hill; great-grandparents, Maxine Farley of West Virginia, Alma and Glen Miller of
Oak Hill, and Bubby and Eunice Bryant of West Virginia, Rosie and Carl Shelton of Florida; aunts
Michelle Bryant, Mandy Leonard and Amy Monk.

He was preceded in death by great-grandfathers, John Monk and Sherman Farley.

A graveside service was held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 in Congregational Cemetery, Oak
Hill with the Rev. Douglas Thompson officiating. Service conducted by the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill.
Eugene Himelrick
Died: Sunday, April 06, 2003
Age: 70

Eugene (Bill) Himelrick, age 70 of Chillicothe, Ohio left this world unexpectedly at his home on
Sunday, April 6, 2003 to live with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born March 1, 1933 to the
late John and Goldie (Saney) Himelrick in Ray, Ohio. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley
Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Army, a Korean War veteran.

He is survived by sons, Dave (Thelma) Himelrick and Steve (Paula) Himelrick, Chillicothe, and
special nephew thought of as a son, Billy Exline, Jackson; daughters, Mitzi (Paul) Dameron,
Wilmington, Tammy (Jerry) Collins, Wellston, Lori (Roy) Mollett, Wellston, Susan (Rich) Simpson,
Ray; 10 grandchildren, Chris Himelrick, Jason Dameron, David Dameron, Karrie (John) Lambert,
Freddie (Gail) Mathews, Michael Simpson, Eric Simpson, Jessica Mollett, Joshua Mollett and Jared
Mollett; great-grandchildren, Alanta Lambert, Ryan Mathews, Dustiney Mathews; sister Margie
Betts, Chillicothe; brothers, Elmer Jackson Himelrick, Chillicothe, "Boodle" (Shirley) Himelrick,
Richmondale, Ervin Himelrick, Chillicothe.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife Helen Louise Himelrick, Sept. 1999;
son Jeffrey Himelrick; grandson Steven Himelrick; granddaughter Peggie Mollett; three sisters
Lucy Detty, Ruby Miller and Shirley Grant; brothers, John Jr., Pete, and Mike Himelrick.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10 p.m., at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home
with burial in the Sell Cemetery, Coalton with Pastor Ray Dunlap officiating.

Military graveside services will be conducted by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #45.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, April 9 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Cecil Marie Lewis
Died: Friday, April 04, 2003
Age: 94

Cecil Marie Lewis, age 94, of Jackson, passed away Friday, April 4, 2003 at Edgewood Manor of
Wellston. She was born November 28, 1908 in Jackson County to the late Charles and Dorie
Radcliff.

Cecil was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Jackson and the Keystone Women's Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband Orrie Lewis in 1986.

She is survived by three sons, Mike Lewis of Jackson, Jerry (Judy) Lewis of Springfield, and Steve
(Phyllis) Lewis of Tipp City; granddaughter, Laura (Bryan) Dunaway.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2003 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday.
Betty Dillion
Died: Friday, April 04, 2003
Age: 64

Betty (Cooper) Dillon, age 64, of Reynoldsburg, passed away Friday, April 4, 2003 at her
residence. She was born September 15, 1938 in Oak Hill, to the late Wootz and Ruby
(Louderback) Cooper. Betty retired from the Reynoldsburg School System.

She is survived by her husband Dave Dillon; children, David Irvin Dillon, Jr. of Gahanna, Donna
J. Guy of Pickerington, Eric A. Dillon of Reynoldsburg, and Joy D. Lehman of Pickerington; eight
grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Cooper and Donna Adams both of Fairborn, Ohio; brother, Joseph
Cooper of Oak Hill.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2003 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home,
Oak Hill, with Rev. Walter White officiating. Burial will follow in Horeb Cemetery. Friends may call
Monday from 4-8 p.m.
Imogene Fields
Died: Friday, April 04, 2003
Age: 77

Imogene Fields, 77, of Keystone Road in Jackson, passed away Friday at the Holzer Medical
Center in Jackson. She was born in Knott, Ky, on December 30, 1925, the daughter of the late
Leonard and Louisa Holcomb Pigman.

Surviving is her husband Melvin Fields; four sons, Dr. Mitch (Amy) of Chillicothe, Greg (Sally) of
Jackson, Doug (Janet) of Florida, and Ron (Georgia) of Chillicothe; sister Pauline Sperry of KY.
Preceding her in death are two brothers Charles Pigman and Benton Pigman.

Also surviving are the following grandchildren: Denese (Randy) Wethy, Bryan Fields, Jill Fields,
Kyle (Marty) Exline, Kristin (Josh) Mauer, Shelley (Jason) Brown, Caleb Fields, and Corey Fields.
She is also survived by step grandchildren Jennifer Porter, Adam Porter and Ben Jones; six great
grandchildren; one niece, Paget Johnson; nephew Keith Pigman; and three great nieces.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Mayhew Funeral Home in Jackson. Call 286-4161 for
information.
Donald C. McManis
Died: Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Age: 80

Donald C. McManis, age 80, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at Westminster-
Thurber Community in Columbus. He was born at home in Wellston on March 22, 1923, son of
the late Leroy and Sadie Riffle McManis.

Don was a graduate of Wellston High School and Rio Grande College and was a retired teacher
and principal in both Jackson and Vinton counties. He was a member of the Trinity United
Methodist Church in Wellston, a veteran of the United States Marines where he was a firearms
specialist having served two tours of duty in both World War II and the Korean War, and a 35
year member of the American Legion Post 476 of Wilkesville.

Don was a gentle giant who was always there for his family. He was devoted to his wife Cora and
cared for her after she suffered a stroke, for 11 years until she died. Don made a big difference
in the lives of Cora's children Bill and Margi and treated them as his own until he died. On March
22, Don enjoyed his 80th birthday with a party attended by his family. It meant so much to him
that they all came to see him. He will be missed for his good advice and kind heart.

He is survived by step-son and daughter-in-law William and Frances Booth of Westerville; step-
daughter and son-in-law Margi and Jack Cooper of Circleville; brothers Wayne of Johannesburg,
Calif., Kenneth of Pennsylvania and Leroy of Chillicothe; grandchildren Letha and James Stinson
of Lewis Center, OH, Brian Booth of Columbus, Jacci and Paul Norris of Circleville and David and
Amy Cooper of Circleville as well as several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Besides his
parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Cora McManis, two brothers and one sister.

At the request of Mr. McManis, his body was cremated. A private memorial services will be held
at the convenience of the family with burial in the Radcliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made to a favorite charity or church of your choice. Funeral services for
Donald C. McManis are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home.
Vera F. Kuhn
Died: Tuesday, April 01, 2003
Age: 82

Vera F. Kuhn, age 82 of State Route 279, Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2003 at Holzer
Medical Center-Jackson, after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 3, 1920 in Oak Hill to the late
Charles and Elizabeth (Jenkins) Kuhn. Vera retired from the Jackson County Highway Dept. and
was a World War II veteran. He enjoyed politics, farming, and was an avid fox hunter.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Josephine (Adkins) Kuhn of Oak Hill; children, Robert
(Bonnie) Kuhn of Ridgeville, IN., Dwight and Harry Kuhn, both of Oak Hill, Janet (Lewis) Davis of
Jackson, Norma (Ralph) McCorkle of Springfield, Ohio and Joyce (Dean) Osborne of Jackson; 12
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ethel McCain of Oak Hill and Nora Crabtree of
Jackson; brothers, Guy Kuhn and Robert Kuhn, both of Oak Hill; and several nieces and
nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Howard and Clark Kuhn; two grandchildren;
two brothers; and three sisters.

Funeral service was held Thursday, April 3, at 1 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home with the
Rev. Fred Crabtree officiating. Burial followed in Monroe Cemetery in Oak Hill. Friends called from
2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Kathryn Miller
Died: Sunday, March 30, 2003
Age: 88

Kathryn Miller, age 88, of 570 West First Street, Wellston, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday,
March 30, 2003 at University Hospital. She was born Feb. 24, 1915 in Wellston to the late Frank
and Maude Allen.

Preceded in death by sisters, Clara Knox, Garnett Bartlett, Becky Kinsel; brothers, Bob, Ed, Ark
and Frank Allen.

She is survived by daughter, Sally Phillips; grandson, Greg Phillips; granddaughter, Kathy
(Bruce) Allison; great-grandchildren, Vanessa and Joshua Allison; and her friends at Seaton
Square.

Funeral service will be held at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, 11 a.m., with the Rev. James W.
Allison officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery. Calling hours will be observed on
Tuesday, April 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday morning until the funeral hour of 11 a.m.
Richard W. Brill
Died: Sunday, March 30, 2003
Age: 66

Richard W. Brill, age 66, beloved husband of Shirley (Cardwell) recently passed away. Funeral
arrangements were under the direction of The Fioritto Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Evelyn E. Blake
Died: Saturday, March 29, 2003
Age: 86

Evelyn E. Blake, age 86, of Jackson passed away at her home Saturday, March 29, 2003. She
was born in Ohio to the late William and Amy Lambert Emmert on November 9, 1916. She was a
former employee of the Jamestown market in Jackson and a member of the Jackson Christian
Church and the Eastern Star of Wellston.

She is survived by grandson Jeff Farrar of Jackson and great-grandchildren, Todd and Amy
Farrar. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Lewis F. Blake in 1982;
daughter Barbara (Bobbie) Farrar; one brother and sisters.

A funeral service was held Monday, March 30, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, with
burial at the Fairmount Cemetery with Pastor Kathryn Loxley officiating. The family suggests that
memorial contributions be made in Evelyn's memory to the Jackson Christian Church, 102
Broadway St., Jackson, OH 45640.
Arthur S. Whetston, Sr.
Died: Saturday, March 29, 2003
Age: 78

Arthur S. Whetstone, Sr., 78, passed away on Saturday at his home, after an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 20, 1925 in Jackson County. He was a lifelong resident of Wellston.
He is preceded in death by his parents Roy and Mamie Whetstone and several brothers and
sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Ona Detty Whetstone; four sons, Sherman (Vickie), Larry
(Shannon) and Gary (Nicole) all of Wellston, Dennis (Cheryl) of Jackson and one daughter, Gloria
(Eddie) Collins of Wellston; 12 special grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; one
brother, Everett of Oklahoma; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack
Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in Coalton. Calling hours were
observed on Monday 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Merrill W. Myers
Died: Saturday, March 29, 2003
Age: 58

Merrill W. Myers, age 58, Keystone Furnace Rd., Jackson, passed away on Saturday, March 29,
2003 at his residence. Born March 10, 1945 in Oak Hill, Ohio, to the late Austin and Evelyn
(Adams) Myers. He was a carpenter and attended Calvary Connection Church.

He is survived by wife Patty (Isreal) Myers of 37 years; children, Brian (Joan) Myers of
Crestwood, Il., Patrick Myers of Jackson, and Lynn (John) Campbell of Thurman; five
grandchildren, Miranda and Marissa Campbell, Rachel Myers, Charlene and Latricia; four bothers,
Tom and John both of Michigan, Jim of Indiana, Marvin of McArthur; sister, Betty Bond of
Gallipolis.

He was preceded in death by parents and one brother, Robert Myers.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis
Funeral Home with Pastor Maurice Napper officiating. Burial will follow at Campbell Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Funeral Home.
Ruth H. Collins
Died: Saturday, March 29, 2003
Age: 80

Ruth H. (Warner) Collins, age 80, died Saturday, March 29, 2003, at Holzer Medical Center-
Jackson, after an extended illness. She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, July 25, 1922 to the late
Henry and Edith Warner. She graduated from Wellston High School in 1940. She was a loving
housewife and mother of seven children.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond; a daughter, Betty
Ann; son Jimmy; grandson Billy C. Faught; three brothers, Harold Phillips and Paul and Robert
Warner.

She is survived by one son Eddie (Gloria) Collins of Wellston; four daughters, Connie Potts,
Bonnie Davis, Sharon (Bill) Jordan and Barbara Faught, all of Wellston; fourteen grandchildren;
23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one cousin, Wilma Fitch of
Columbus.

Funeral services will be held at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev.
Kay Webb officiating with burial in the Ridgewood Cemetery. Viewing hours will be held Tuesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Amber Denise Ruth Hart
Died: Friday, March 28, 2003
Age: 8
Amber Denise Ruth Hart, age eight, of Beaver, died early Friday the result of injuries sustained in
a fire of the residence. She was the adopted daughter of John and Jeanetta Hart and birth
mother Sarina Mustard. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in
Beaver.
Jeanetta Ruth Hart
Died: Friday, March 28, 2003
Age: 74

Jeanetta Ruth (Conkel) Hart, age 74, died early Friday morning the result of injuries sustained in
a fire at the residence. Also deceased is husband, John Hart. Funeral arrangements are under the
direction of the Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.
John Hart
Died: Friday, March 28, 2003
Age: 81

John Hart, age 81, of Beaver died early Friday, the result of injuries sustained in a fire at the
residence. Also deceased is wife, Jeanetta (Conkel) Hart. Funeral arrangements are under the
direction of the Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.
Wayne B. Brown
Died: Thursday, March 27, 2003
Age: 88

Wayne B. Brown, 88, of Sour Run Road, Wellston, died Thursday morning, March 27, 2003, at
the Four Winds Nursing facility of Jackson. He had been in failing health for the past year. He was
born in Jackson County, Ohio, on August 13, 1914, son of the late Charles Brown and Stella
Lucas Brown. He was a 1933 graduate of Coalton High School and a well-known farmer his entire
life. He was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church, a member of the Coalton School Board
for several years, and a member of the Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau. He served on the Evergreen
Cemetery Association Board of Directors. He retired from the Jackson County Highway
Department where he was a County Road inspector.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Avanelle Leasure Brown in 1974;
his second wife, Alva H. Brown in 1999; two sons, Ronald Charles and John Wayne; two brothers,
Herold Brown, Sr., and Charles Brown; three sisters, Elizabeth Swaney, Ruth Dearth, and Cora
Brohard.

He is survived by one son, Allan (Juanita) Brown of Wellston; four daughters, Gloria Speakman of
Jackson, Marilyn (Tom) Wack of Westerville, Annabelle Radick of Columbus, Karen (Kevin)
Rowland of Columbus; three stepdaughters, Vonda Sloan, Anna Lischke, and Judy Hudgins; also
eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, many nieces
and nephews.

Funeral services will be Sunday, March 30 at 1 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston
with the Reverend Jim Mcfadden officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Friends
may call at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel on Saturday from 2 until 8 p.m. The family suggests
contributions in his memory be made to the Evergreen Cemetery Association, c/o James T.
Greene, 15 Walnut Street, Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Hazel Grover
Died: Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Hazel Grover of Edgewood Manor in Wellston, formerly of Jackson, passed away Wednesday at
Holzer Hospital in Jackson. Arrangements under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.
William C. Aldridge
Died: Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Age: 63

William C. Aldridge, age 63, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at the Holzer
Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio, after a brief illness. He was born October 7, 1939 in Jackson to
the late William T. and Dollie (Canter) Aldridge. He graduated from Jackson High School along
with his wife Shirley in 1957. A veteran of the United States Navy (1958-1962), he was awarded
the Armed Forces and Navy Expeditionary Medals for service during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
After his military service, Bill worked for the Chaney Mining Co. and from 1965 to 1978, he
worked for the Plibrico Company (Refractory Speciality Plant) as the Office/Traffic Manager. In
1979, Bill began work at the Gunning Refractories as Production Supervisor and retired from
there in April 2002, when the plant closed.

He was a member of the following organizations: Jackson Christian Church, Trowl Lodge 132
(Past Master), Trowl Chapter No. 70, Jackson Commandery No. 53, Aladdin Temple Shrine and
Shiloh Shrine Club, Wellston Chase Chapter 162 Order of the Eastern Star, Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks Lodge 466 (Past Exalted Ruler), Cambrian Aerie 1546 Fraternal Order of
Eagles, Loyal Order of Moose 1569, VFW Post 8402, Am Vets Post 84, and the Franklin Valley
Golf Club. Bill was a lover of poetry. He wrote poetry and recited favorite poems for the Poetry
Group at the Markay Theater and at the Cowboy Poetry event at the Lillian Jones Museum.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley Chaney, whom he married on March 12, 1960 and
just celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary. He is also survived by his loving daughter,
Allyson and son-in-law Randall Scott, and very special grand daughter Rosa; sisters, Edith Davis
of Des Plaines Il., Rose Fischer of Joliet, Ill., Judy (Charles) Smaczny of River Grove, Ill;
nephews, James Crace of Virginia Beach Va., Woodford Crace, Baltimore, Md., William Paul Crace
of Slidel, La., William Chandler, Flowery Branch, Ga., and Douglas Chandler of Northfield, Ohio;
nieces, Kathy Davis of Naperville, Ill., Jennifer and Lisa Smaczny of River Grove, Ill., Melanie
Brooks of Newport News, Va.,, Malorie Malone, Canby, Oregon and Patricia Bentley of Sautee,
Ga, and special sisters-in law Ruth Chaney of Jackson and Thelma (Raleigh) Chandler of
Macedonia, Ohio.

Bill was predeceased by his parents and sister, Effie May Crace.

Funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon, March 30 at 2 p.m. at the Jackson Christian
Church, 102 Broadway Street, Jackson, with viewing one hour prior to service. Burial will follow
at the Fairmount Cemetery. Pastor Roger Cartwright and Pastor Kathryn Loxley will officiate, with
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45 providing military services.

Calling hours were held Friday, March 28 from 4 to 7 p.m., at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
with Eastern Star Services at 7 p.m., Masonic Services at 7:30 p.m. Additional calling hours will
be Saturday, March 29, from 2 to 6 p.m. with Elks services at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family has requested that if you prefer not to send floral tributes, memorial contributions
may be made to the Elks Lodge 466 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 468, Jackson, Ohio 45640, or to
the Jackson Christian Women's Fellowship, c/o Stevie Jarvis, 71 W. South Street, Jackson, Ohio
45640.
William C. Aldridge
Died: Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Age: 63

William C. Aldridge, age 63, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at the Holzer
Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio, after a brief illness. He was born October 7, 1939 in Jackson to
the late William T. and Dollie (Canter) Aldridge. He graduated from Jackson High School along
with his wife Shirley in 1957. A veteran of the United States Navy (1958-1962), he was awarded
the Armed Forces and Navy Expeditionary Medals for service during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
After his military service, Bill worked for the Cheney Mining Co. and from 1965 to 1978, he
worked for the Plibrico Company (Refractory Speciality Plant) as the Office/Traffic Manager. In
1979, Bill began work at the Gunning Refractories as Production Supervisor and retired from
there in April 2002, when the plant closed.

He was a member of the following organizations: Jackson Christian Church, Trowel Lodge 132
(Past Master), Trowel Chapter No. 70, Jackson Commandery No. 53, Aladdin Temple Shrine and
Shiloh Shrine Club, Wellston Chase Chapter 162 Order of the Eastern Star, Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks Lodge 466 (Past Exalted Ruler), Cambrian Aerie 1546 Fraternal Order of
Eagles, Loyal Order of Moose 1569, VFW Post 8402, Am Vets Post 84, and the Franklin Valley
Golf Club. Bill was a lover of poetry. He wrote poetry and recited favorite poems for the Poetry
Group at the Markay Theater and at the Cowboy Poetry event at the Lillian Jones Museum.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Shirley Chaney, whom he married on March 12, 1960 and
just celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary. He is also survived by his loving daughter,
Allyson and son-in-law Randall Scott, and very special grand daughter Rosa; sisters, Edith Davis
of Des Plaines Ill., Rose Fischer of Joliet, Ill., Judy (Charles) Smaczny of River Grove, Ill;
nephews, James Crace of Virginia Beach Va., Woodford Crace, Baltimore, Md., William Paul Crace
of Slidel, La., William Chandler, Flowery Branch, Ga., and Douglas Chandler of Northfield, Ohio;
nieces, Kathy Davis of Naperville, Ill., Jennifer and Lisa Smaczny of River Grove, Ill., Melanie
Brooks of Newport News, Va., Malorie Malone, Canby, Oregon and Patricia Bentley of Sautee, Ga,
and special sisters-in-law Ruth Chaney of Jackson and Thelma (Raleigh) Chandler of Macedonia,
Ohio.

Bill was predeceased in death by his parents and sister, Effie May Crace.

Funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon, March 30 at 2 p.m. at the Jackson Christian
Church, 102 Broadway Street, Jackson, with viewing one hour prior to service. Burial will follow
at the Fairmount Cemetery. Pastor Roger Cartwright and Pastor Kathryn Loxley will officiate, with
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45 providing military services.

Calling hours are Friday, March 28 from 4 to 7 p.m., with Eastern Star Services at 7 p.m.,
Masonic Services at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday. March 29, from 2 to 6 p.m. with Elks services at 6
p.m.

The family has requested that if you prefer not to send floral tributes, memorial contributions
may be made to the Elks Lodge 446 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 468, Jackson, Ohio 45640, or to
the Jackson Christian Women's Fellowship, c/o Stevie Jarvis, 71 W. South Street, Jackson, Ohio
45640.
Thomas J. Varney
Died: Monday, March 24, 2003
Age: 24

Thomas J. Varney, age 24, Orriville, Ohio, formerly of Jackson, passed away Monday, March 24,
2003. Arrangements pending at the Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.
Alan K. McCain
Died: Monday, March 24, 2003
Age: 55

Alan K. McCain, age 55 of Oak Hill, passed away Monday, March 24, 2003 at his residence. He
was born Nov. 26, 1947 in Pigeon, Michigan to the late Johnnie B. McCain and Marilyn (Gray)
McCain who survives. Alan had worked for Noah's Ark Animal Farm and Luiginos in Jackson. He
was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a graduate of Oak Hill High School, Class of 1965.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Conger); his mother, Marilyn; daughter, Deidra McCain of Oak
Hill; son, Chad Alan McCain of Oak Hill; four grandchildren; step-children, Amy Downard and
Betsy Strausbaugh; sister, Angela Stambaugh of Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 26 at 11 a.m., at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home with the Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Monroe Cemetery. Friends may
call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Graveside military provided by Jackson
DAV Chapter 45.
Thomas J. Varney
Died: Sunday, March 23, 2003
Age: 24

Thomas Jerry Varney, age 24 of Orville, Ohio, formerly of Jackson, passed away Sunday, in
Marshall, Ill. Arrangements under the direction of the Cox Funeral Home.
Owlen Williams
Died: Sunday, March 23, 2003
Age: 96

Olwen Williams, age 96, formerly of Thurman, a resident of the Davis Home in Oak Hill, passed
away Sunday, March 23, 2003 at Heartland of Jackson. She was born on October 1, 1906 in
Thurman to the late William J. and Ceynor (Edwards) Williams.

Olwen received her education from Centerville High School, her B.A. from Case Western Reserve,
and M.A. from the Ohio State University. She taught school in Gallia, Centerville, Bloomfield,
Jackson and Southwestern Schools in Gallia County. When she retired from teaching, she held
the position of assistant professor of Home Economics Education at Ohio State University, and
retired as Supervisor of Home Economics for the State of Ohio. A member of Thurman United
Methodist Church and the American Association of University Women.

Survivors include nieces, Glorian (Wayne) Houser of Maple Heights, OH, Sandra (Lewis) Green of
Brentwood, TN, and Freda (Stephen) Pritchett of Upper Arlington, OH.

She is preceded in death by sisters, Gladys (Wendell) Lloyd, Hazel (Gomer) Morris, Blodwen
Williams; infant brother, Daniel; cousin, Genevieve Williams Conklin.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2003 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill with the Rev. Giles Hooper officiating. Burial will follow in Hill Cemetery,
Thurman. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Helen L. Jones
Died: Sunday, March 23, 2003
Age: 75

Helen L. Jones, age 75, of Jenkins Memorial Nursing Home, formerly of South New Jersey
Avenue, Wellston, died Sunday, March 23, 2003.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas E. Jones; her parents Harry and Gladys
Kinnison and a sister Ruby Litter.

She is survived by a daughter, Sallyanne Holtz of San Antonio, Texas and a sister J.L. Bowen of
Jackson.

At Mrs. Jones request her body was cremated and there was no calling hours at the J. P. Rogers
Funeral Home. Final interment was at the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Rhonda Kay Jayjohn LeMay
Died: Saturday, March 22, 2003
Age: 40
Rhonda Kay Jayjohn LeMay, age 40, of McArthur, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, as the result of
an automobile accident on State Route 50 West of McArthur. She was born in McArthur on Sept.
1, 1962 to Geneva "Rosie" Brown Jayjohn of Wellston and the late Willard Norman Jayjohn.
Rhonda was an employee of Lackey's PDQ Drive-Thru in Wellston for over 15 years.

Besides her mother, she is survived by her former husband Duane LeMay of McArthur; children,
Stephanie LeMay, Jennifer (Stephen) Combs and Duane LeMay II, all of McArthur; grandson,
Archie James "A. J." Combs; brothers, Scott Jayjohn of Arkansas, Danny Jayjohn of Wellston and
Dean Jayjohn of New Jersey; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, one great-niece
and cousins.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Wilma Brown
and Ethel Jayjohn.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston,
where funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, 2 p.m. with Pastor Mark Baker
officiating. Burial will follow in Wyckoff Cemetery, In lieu of flowers, it is desired that
contributions be made to the family.
Wanda Anne Sheets Kuhn
Died: Thursday, March 20, 2003
Age: 50

Wanda Ann Sheets Kuhn, age 50, of Wellston, died at her residence, March 20, 2003. She was
born December 3, 1952 in Portsmouth, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Clara Sheets and three brothers.

Wanda is survived by her children, all of Wellston, Desi Wise, Davene Wells, Ronald and David
Freeze; brother, Clarence (Flora) Sheets of Byer and sisters Viola (Verlin) Short of Jackson,
Leona (Paul) Claar of Wellston, Rickie (Floyd) Cooper of Ray and Trenda Wright of Jackson. Four
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m. with visitations held Friday, March 21
from 6-8 p.m. at the J.P. Rogers Funeral Home.

Rev. Terry McCain officiated with burial in Limerick Cemetery.
Ruth I. Burns Beatty
Died: Friday, March 14, 2003
Age: 80

Ruth I. Burns Beatty, age 80, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Friday, March 14, 2003, at the Good
Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She was born in Unionville Center, Ohio, on Aug. 11, 1922.
She was an active member of the Community of Christ Church.

She was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Lavinia Grow; her foster parents, Millard and
Myrtle Weese; three brothers and a sister. She was also preceded in death by two husbands,
Bernard Green and Malcolm Burns; a son, Ronnie; and grandson, Tony Lavender.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin Beatty; children, Ruthann Hunt, Ronda Ritchie, and Kevin
Burns; grandchildren, Cory and Micah Hunt, Andrea (Ritchie) Notbohm, Jessica Ritchie, and
Chelsea and Emily Burns.

Family and friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Tuesday, March 18, from 4 to 8 p.m.
and Wednesday, March 19, from 1 to 3 p.m., where services will be held at 3 p.m. with the Rev.
Stanley Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in the Limerick Cemetery.
Gracie Mae Stone
Died: Friday, March 14, 2003
Age: 91

Gracie Mae Stone, age 91, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, March 14, 2003 at
Wheelersburg, Ohio. Born in Jackson County, Ohio October 26, 1911 to the late Emerson and
Bertha (Fox) Coon.

She is survived by daughter Caroline Meadows, of Portsmouth; four grandchildren, Gracie
Meadow, Rachael Buck of Portsmouth and Kathy Sparks and Melinda Hardin of South Shore, Ky.

Funeral Services are Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 2 p.m. at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home with
burial in Monroe Cemetery with Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Friends may call from noon to 2
p.m. on the day of the funeral, Sunday, March 16, 2003.
Larry Dean Taylor
Died: Friday, March 14, 2003
Age: 55

Larry Dean "Tate " Taylor, age 55, of Jackson, passed away Friday, March 14, 2003 at Holzer
Medical Center/Jackson.

Born May 9, 1947 in Jackson, Ohio to Clyde and the late Phyllis (Grimes) Taylor, he was an
employee of the Jackson County Highway Department as a truck driver; a graduate of Jackson
High School in 1966; an avid supporter of the Jackson Ironmen Football Team and a member of
the Horsecreek Riders.

He is survived by father, Clyde Taylor of Jackson; wife, Becky (Michael) Taylor; sons, Zack (Tara)
Taylor and Jake Taylor, all of Jackson; family dog, Madison; mother-in-law, Patricia Michael;
sister, Karen Sue (Dave) Howard of Jackson; sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Joe) Claesgens; brother-
in-law, Ed (Carol) Michael; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and close friends, Kristen Starkey
and Wes Morgan.

Funeral services will be held at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson at 1 p.m. Monday, March
17. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 16 at the funeral home.

For those who wish to honor Larry's memory in a way other than floral tributes, the family has
established a memorial scholarship. Contributions can be made to the Larry Taylor Scholarship
Fund, and sent to 379 South Street, Jackson, Ohio 45640. The scholarship will be awarded to a
Jackson High School senior football player to help with college expenses.
Herbert L. Kunze
Died: Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Age: 72

Herbert L. Kunze, age 72, of 2835 Finley Chapel Road, Wellston, Ohio passed away at his
residence on Wednesday, March 12, 2003. He was born June 28, 1030 to the late Herbert C.
Kunze and Gladys Kunze in Columbus, Ohio. He was a veteran and served in the Korean war and
was a retired detective.

He is survived by his wife Mary Kunze, son Michael Kunze and daughter Ginny Kunze,
grandchildren, Nathan Kunze and Tyler Kunze.

Friends may call at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston, on Friday, March 14, 2003 from 6 to
8 p.m. Friends may call also call at noon on Saturday, March 15, until services at 1 p.m. Burial
will be in Ridgewood cemetery. Rev. A. B. Maloy will officiate. Military services will be conducted
at grave side.
Virginia M. Bocook
Died: Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Age: 68

Virginia M. Bocook, age 68 of Wellston, passed away Wednesday morning, March 12, 2003, at
Heartland of Jackson. She was born in Oak Hill, on May 17, 1934, daughter of the late Lewis and
Clara Johnson Holberg. Virginia was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Garnet Morgan, Melody Workman, John Bocook and Steve
Bocook, all of Wellston; brothers, Lewis Holberg, Jr. of Wellston, Vernal Holberg of Jackson and
Kenneth Holberg of Kentucky; sister, Eloise Coffman of Jackson as well as 11 grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Bocook in 2000 and her
sister Alice Holberg.

Calling hours will be Friday, March 14, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral
Home in Wellston. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Janice A. McCellan
Died: Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Age: 66

Janice A. (Jones) McClellan, age 66 of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at her
residence. She is survived by her husband, Lonnie McClellan, Sr. of Point Pleasant, W. Va.
Funeral arrangement under the direction of the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill.
Wilbur S. Sonne
Died: Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Age: 91

Wilbur S. Sonne, age 91, Aetna Street, Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away at Heartland of Jackson
Tuesday, March 11, 2003. He was born July 10, 1911 in Oak Hill, Ohio, to the late Samuel and
Margaret (Buckley) Sonne. He was a U.S. Army veteran. In addition to his parents, he was
predeceased by two brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Edna, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral home Thursday, March 13, one hour prior to the service at
10 a.m. with the Rev. John H. Hopkins officiating. Burial followed in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Billy L. Johnson
Died: Monday, March 10, 2003
Age: 76

Billie L. Johnson, age 76, passed away Monday, March 10, 2003 at Florida Waterman Hospital,
Eustis, Florida. He was born Feb. 14, 1927 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Charles and Nora Hensley
Johnson, Jackson, Ohio. He was also preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters, and
wife, Anna Jean Wickline Johnson, Jackson, Ohio.

He is survived by wife, Jessie Ramey Johnson, Ashville, Ohio; sister, Betty Pierce, Jackson, Ohio;
son, Charlie Johnson, Jackson, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Rich Taylor, Gahanna,
Ohio; grandchildren, Shawn Taylor, Upper Arlington, Chad and Staci Taylor, Gahanna; great-
grandsons, Maxwell and Samuel Taylor, Gahanna; step-children, Jim and Rita Ramey, Ashville,
Ohio, Mike and Janice Ramey, Ashville, Dan and Melissa Ramey, Waverly, Joe and Debbie Maxie,
Oak Ridge, Tennessee; step-grandchildren, Chris and Beth Raiser, Knoxville, Tennessee, Natalie
Forquer, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Matt and Lisa Ridley, Circleville, Susan Ramey, Ashville, J. R.
Ramey, Chillicothe, Josh Ramey, Ashville, Dan Ramey Jr., North Dakota.

Bill was a retired truck driver for R&J Dairy in Jackson, Ohio, a member of Jackson DAV Chapter
45, and a WWII Army veteran. He was a member of the Jackson Rolling Buckeyes Camping Club
and the Seldom Home Good Sam's Club. Bill attended the Scioto Chapel United Methodist Church
in Robtown, Ohio and was a resident of Woods and Water R.V. Community, where he had many
wonderful and loving friends.

Visiting hours will be held at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Friday, March 14 from 4 to 8
p.m. and Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m. prior to funeral services at 1 p.m., with Pastor Dell Dodrill
officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Military services by DAV Chapter 45,
Jackson. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Scioto Chapel United Methodist Church
Building Fund, Robtown, Ohio.
Audrey Marie Hall
Died: Monday, March 10, 2003
Age: 80

Audrey Marie Hall, 80, Sciotoville, Ohio, went to be with the Lord, Monday, Mar. 10, 2003 at the
Edgewood Manor in Lucasville, Ohio. Born June 24, 1922 in El Paso, Texas to the late John W.
Thompson and Arizona Rice Thomson. She was a housewife and homemaker. She was united in
marriage on Nov. 10, 1936 at Portsmouth, Ohio, to John F. Hall, Sr., who passed away on Oct.
29, 1986. She was a member of the Wheelersburg Church of Christ.

She is survived by sons, John F. Hall, Jr. of Portsmouth, Ronald Hall of Dayton, George S. Hall of
Portsmouth; daughters, Carolyn K. Geer of Jackson, Cheryl M. Young of Baltimore, Ohio; 16
grandchildren; 19 great-grand children; 3 great-great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, Bernard L. Hall; two
brothers, Leonard and Cleo Thompson; three sisters, Charlene Thompson, Sylvia Swords and
Kathryn Snyder.

Funeral services will be Friday, Mar. 14 at 11 a.m. at Don Wolfe Funeral Home in Sciotoville with
Minister, W. Jerry Huggins officiating. Burial in Wheelersburg Cemetery. Calling hours will be
Thursday, Mar. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. and one hour before the service on Friday.
Elizabeth B. Hill Ragland
Died: Sunday, March 09, 2003
Age: 80

Elizabeth B. Hill Ragland, age 80, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 9, 2003. She was
born in Chillicothe on Sept. 8, 1922 and was a homemaker who raised eight children. She was
formerly employed in the China and Silver Department at Lazarus Department Store, downtown.
She was an active member of Second Baptist of Columbus and the United Community Baptist of
Beaver, Ohio.

Elizabeth B. Hill was preceded in death by her parents, Norris and Ida Banks; her son, Steven
Norris Hill and the father of her children, Raymond J. Hill.

She is survived by her husband, John F. Ragland; children, Kenneth (Donna) of Germantown,
Maryland; Deborah Woods (Howard) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Janet Kearney, Sue (John) Moore,
Jeffrey (Sharon), all of Columbus; Karen (Chester) of Houston, Texas; and Nancy (Rendall)
Howell if Durham, North Carolina; grandchildren, Catherine, Kenneth Jr., Brian, Kelly, Michael,
Tanya, Jayme, Steven, Shantescia, Barak, Asher, Banjamin, and Camyrn; great-grandchild,
Brianna, Makayla, and Zavier; sisters, Florence Wilson and Martha Chilton; and many nieces,
nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 17 at the United Community Church, located on Lee
Hollow Rd. with the Rev. Roger Ford officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in Maple Grove
Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio. Friends may call Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of the
service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Haller Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
Zola J. Oiler
Died: Sunday, March 09, 2003
Age: 78

Zola J. Oiler, age 78, a former resident of Wellston, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2003, at the
Crowne Health Care Facility in Montgomery, Alabama. She was born in Wellston, Ohio on Dec.
28, 1924, daughter of the late Isaac C. Morris and Susie Sadler May Morris. Zola was a
homemaker and formerly attended the First Baptist Church in Wellston.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Eunice and Bob Newsome of Lusby, Maryland;
two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kirby and Nancy Oiler of Montgomery, Alabama and Isaac "Ikey"
Oiler of Gallipolis, Ohio; grandchildren, Cathleen and Bryan Quinn of Virginia Beach, Va., Don
Newsome, Shawn Newsome and McGarren and Tina Newsome, all of Lusby, Maryland, Tisha and
Jason Rhodes and Todd and Debbie Oiler, all of Montgomery, Alabama, as well as five great-
grandchildren, Erin and Shannyn Quinn of Virginia Beach, Va., Mallorey Newsome and Taylor
Hockenberry, both of Lusby, Maryland and Hayden Rhodes of Montgomery, Alabama.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Oiler; sister, Anna
Yates; brothers, James Morris and Isaac Morris; step-brothers, Howard May and Walter "Prock"
May.

At the request of Mrs. Oiler, there will be no public services. Private services will be held at the
convenience of the family with burial in the Ridgewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions can be made to a favorite church, charity or organization, if so desired. Funeral
services are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home.
Ivan Storer
Died: Sunday, March 09, 2003
Age: 76

Ivan Storer, age 76, of Groveport, Ohio, formerly of Jackson, Ohio, passed away at Mt. Carmel
West Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, March 9, 2003. He was born April 26, 1926 in
Jackson County, Ohio.

He was predeceased by his parents, Floyd and Evelyn (Hayth) Storer, and a brother, James
Storer.

Ivan was retired from Chilpaco, Chillicothe, Ohio, where he worked in the shipping department,
and was a U.S. Navy veteran, WWII.

He is survived by his wife, Ferne (Dulaney) Storer; two daughters, Lori (Terry) Smith of
Groveport, and Tami (Gary) Wallace of Baltimore, Ohio; one sister, Mildred Shook of Florida, and
four grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Wednesday, March 12, from 4 to 8 p.m., where
services will be held Thursday, March 13, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Military
graveside services will be conducted by the Disabled American Veterans, Jackson County Chapter
45. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Jackie Carducci
Died: Sunday, March 09, 2003
Age: 59

Jackie Carducci, age 59, Sam Gilliland Road, Oak Hill, passed away Sunday, Mar. 9, 2003, at her
residence. She was born Feb. 1, 1944, in Campton, Ky.

She was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Grace (Feltner) Oliver.

Jackie was a member of the Hamilton Christian Church.

She is survived by her husband, Rodney Carducci; two sons, Kenneth Hayes of Tennessee and
Richard Hayes of Florida; one daughter, Renee Howard of Beaver; one brother, Richard Bowling;
one sister, Sally Esser of Michigan; seven grandchildren also survive.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Tuesday, March 11 from 4 to 8 p.m., where
services will be held Wednesday, March 12 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Boggs officiating. Burial
will follow in the Hamilton Cemetery.
Lois Massie Whetstone
Died: Saturday, March 08, 2003

Lois Elaine Whetstone passed away Saturday, March 8, 2003 in Tulsa, Okla. She was born Dec.
18, 1933 in Springfield, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents Milton and Julia Travis; first husband Alva Massie; one
grandchild and four great-grandchildren.

She is survived by five daughters, Linda (Carl) Salisbury, Lucasville, Ohio, Jeni (Gary) Hale,
McArthur, Brenda Massie (Dale Hull), Wellston, Susan (Kelly) Simon, Okla. City, Okla., Sharon
(Melvin) Pitre, Tulsa, Okla.; two sons, Thomas Rustin, Tulsa, Okla, Anthony Rustin of
Minneapolis, Minnesota; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Mar. 12 at Johnston's Funeral Home, Sperry, Okla. at 3
p.m.
Lois Massie Whetstone
Died: Saturday, March 08, 2003
Age: 69

Lois Elaine Whetstone passed away Saturday, March 8, 2003 in Tulsa, Okla. She was born Dec.
18, 1933 in Springfield, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents Milton and Julia Travis; first husband Alva Massie; and
four great-grandchildren.

She is survived by five daughters, Linda (Carl) Salisbury, Lucasville, Ohio, Jeni (Gary) Hale,
McArthur, Brenda Massie (Dale Hull), Wellston, Susan (Kelly) Simon, Okla. City, Ok., Sharon
(Melvin) Pitre, Tulsa, Ohio; two sons, Thomas Rustin, Tulsa, Okla, Anthony Rustin of Minneapolis,
Minnesota; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Mar. 12 at Johnston's Funeral Home, Sperry, Ohio at 3
p.m.
Raymond Edward Durham
Died: Thursday, March 06, 2003
Age: 72

Raymond Edward Durham, 72, of 2178 Spangenberg Road, Jackson, passed away Friday, Mar. 6,
1931 in Jackson County, Ohio, a son of the late Ora and Geneva Carter Durham. He was a
Korean War veteran, and retired form Clark Grave Vault Company, Columbus, Ohio and was a
member of the Betheseda Chapel Church.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Jarvis Durham, whom he married on Jan. 13, 1950 in Jackson,
Ohio. Also surviving are one son, John Edward Durham of Jackson; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry
(Anita Louise) Trisch of Jackson, Ms. Teresa Mae Robinson of Beaver, Ohio; three brothers,
Marion, Eugene and David Durham, all of Jackson; five sisters, Phyllis Partridge of Jacksonville,
Florida, Martha Chessler of Hillsboro, Ohio, Wanda Elswick of Beaver, Ohio, Evelyn Smith of
Lindsey, Ohio, Lois Swain of Stockdale, Ohio and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Durham of Jackson and
one sister, Sharon Durham of Florida.

Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 10. Graveside at White Gravel
Cemetery with Pastor Dan King officiating. Friends called at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in
Minford from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
William "Joe" Greer
Died: Thursday, March 06, 2003
Age: 48

William J. "Joe" Greer, age 48 of Jackson, passed way, Thursday, March 6, 2003 at OSU James
Cancer Center, Columbus. Born September 20, 1954 in Gallipolis to the late John D. Greer and
Mary Lou (Claar) Greer who survives.

Joe retired from Meridian Automotive Systems, was currently a farmer and a Lick Township
Trustee, also a member of First Assembly of God in Jackson.

Survived by his wife Kathy Leach Greer; three daughters, Stephanie (Bub) Baker, Stacy (Jeffrey
Jr.) Richardson and Sara Greer all of Jackson; mother Mary of Beaver; grandmother, Martha
Claar of Jackson; grandson, Cameron Baker; granddaughter Alexia Richardson; two brothers,
Glenn Greer of Jackson and Robert Greer of Ray; sisters, Betty Wyatt and Judy Hall, both of
Jackson.

Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson with Pastor Dale A. Ware officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends
may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Helen Jenkins Perkins
Died: Wednesday, March 05, 2003
Age: 77

Helen Jenkins Perkins, age 77, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2003, at the
Jenkins Memorial Nursing Facility. She was born in Jackson County on Aug. 9, 1925, daughter of
the late George and Margaret Cartwright. Helen was a former employee of Pillsbury in Wellston
and attended the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Nancy Denney of Wellston, Floyd Jenkins of Wellston, Steve
Jenkins of Lisbon, Ohio, Jeffrey Jenkins of Coalton, Debbie Gillem of Coalton and Pam Camink of
Wellston; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Perkins; son, Billy Jenkins;
grandson, Damon Jacob Remy; brother Warren Cartwright.

Calling hours were held Friday, 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston where
funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Roger Cartwright officiating. Burial
followed in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Emily Jane Walters Leach
Died: Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Emily Jane Walters Leach, died at her home Wednesday evening, March 5, 2003, located on
Hollingshead Road, Wellston, due to a lengthy illness.

She is survived by her fiance Gene Brewer of Wellston, also her mother, Barbara A. Walton, four
brothers, three sisters, one son, one daughter and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her father David J. Walters.

No calling hours will be observed.

At Emily's request her body was cremated.

J. P. Rogers Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Emma Jean Warden
Died: Wednesday, March 05, 2003
Age: 78

Emma Jean (Johnson) Ward, age 78 of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at
Heartland of Jackson. Born on June 4, 1924 in Jackson to the late Charles and Nora (Hensley)
Johnson. Emma was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church and a homemaker.

She is survived by two daughters, Cookie Ann Cranston of Marion and Noralyn Jean Jellison of
Oak Hill; son Chris J. Ward, Sr. of Boaz, Alabama; grandchildren, Lisa Kay Durben, Mary Jellison,
Pamela Cranston Ritchey, Penny Cranston, Paula Cranston, Mashell Ward, and Chris J. Ward Jr.;
three great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; sister, Betty Lou Pierce of Jackson;
brother, Billy Johnson of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Benson W. Ward, June 1993; three
grandchildren; numerous brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home with
the Rev. Fred Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow in C. M. Cemetery. Friends may call from 11
a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday prior to the service.
Mary Algene Sager
Died: Tuesday, March 04, 2003
Age: 77

Mary Algene Sager, 77 of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, Mar. 4, 2003, at her home. She was
born in Weston W. Va., to the late George and Ella Bailey. Mrs. Sager was a graduate of W. Va.
Wesleyan College, and also earned a M. Ed. from Russell Sage College of Troy, New York. She
was a teacher of Physical Education and swimming at the Buffalo, New York City Schools. She
also taught Special Education at Brookview, NY and retired from the Jamestown, NY City Schools.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, L. Garfield Sager, Jr.; sons, Lewis G. Sager III of
Tampa, Fl. and Steven C. Sager of Concord, N.H.; and a sister, Mrs. Robert (Maxine) Gillespie of
Jackson.

Burial was officiated at 10 a.m. at Fairmount Cemetery Saturday, Mar. 8 by the Rev. David
Downton.
Delbert A. McCoy
Died: Sunday, March 02, 2003
Age: 95
Delbert A. McCoy, age 95, of Jackson, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Mar. 5, 2003. He
was born Mar. 2, 1908 to the late Mike And Blanche (Clarr) McCoy. In addition to his parents, he
was predeceased by a sister Mary; brother Vinton; son Wendell; and an infant daughter.

He was a member of the Fourmile Christian Church. He was married to the former Ruth Masters
for 72 years, who survives him.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Jean (Delbert) Jenkins, Doris (Ed) Skaggs,
Juanita (William) Lutz, Judy (Clifford) Leach, Linda Sollars, Rebecca (Bob) Griffeth and daughter-
in-law, Grace McCoy; brother, Courtney McCoy; three sisters, Wilma Edwards, Elizabeth Flaker,
Thelma (Damon) Keairns; one sister-in-law, Evelyn McCoy; 18 grandchildren; 42 great-
grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home Friday, Mar. 7, 2003 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8
p.m. Services were conducted on Saturday, Mar. 8, at the Fourmile Christian Church at 11 a.m.
with Brother Larry Boggs and Brother Charles Domigan officiating. Burial followed in the Hamilton
Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fourmile Christian Church, c/o Robert McCoy,
204 Florence Avenue, Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Norma J. Toland
Died: Sunday, March 02, 2003
Age: 74

Norma J. Toland, died Mar. 2, 2003 in Pickaway Manor. She was born May 2, 1928 in
Portsmouth, the daughter of John and Mae (Cox) Parker. She was a member of New Hope
Freewill Baptist Church of Chillicothe, Saltcreek Valley Grange, Pythian sisters of Circleville and
Christian Women Club of Circleville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; adoptive parents, Myrtle and Beverly (Gilbert) Keller;
and brother, Robert.

She is survived by her husband, Lowell Toland; daughters, Sandra (Walter) Seymour and Linda
(John) Lovely of Circleville; grandchildren, Clark Fout, Jr., Kim (Todd) Stonerock, Kris Lovely and
John (Pam) Lovely, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Nikiya and Nicholas Fout, Conner Stonerock, Tristan
and Shana Manbeavers, Michael and Chessney Vollman and brothers, John and Russell Parker of
Phoenix, AZ.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 6, at the Wellman Funeral Home,
Circleville. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home.
George Bernard McKinniss
Died: Sunday, March 02, 2003
Age: 74

Retired Wellston businessman George Bernard McKinniss, age 74, died at his home early Sunday
morning, March 2, 2003, following an extended illness.

He was born in Wellston, Feb. 18, 1929, a son of the late George R. and Bertha G. Gilliland
McKinniss.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara McHenry McKinniss; three sons and wives, Ray
and Teri Ann of Gallipolis, Terry and Faith of Gallipolis and Chris and Rachel of Mansfield; seven
grandsons, Heath, Justin, Travis, Rex, Morgan, Quenton and Griffon, all of Gallipolis; two
granddaughters, Niki of Gallipolis and Kjersten of Mansfield; brother, Stan and his wife Barbara of
Athens; as well as four nieces and a nephew.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Ruby Wood.

Bernard was the owner and publisher of the Wellston Telegram and McKinniss' Telegram printers.
He was an active member of the Hope United Methodist Church in Wellston where he sang in the
church choir for over 50 years. He is a member and Past Master of the Black Diamond Lodge 538
F. & A.M. , Chapter 174, Council 120 and Ohio Valley Commandery 024. He has served as
secretary of the Wellston Masonic bodies for over 20 years. He also served as District Education
Officer of the 12th Masonic district. He served as Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 57 and was
recognized by Chief Logan Council for his leadership. He was a charter member of the Wellston
Ohillco Society as well as the Wellston Historical Association, in which he served as vice president
and member of the Board of Trustees since the Association's formation. He is a Korean War
Veteran having served with the United States Army and the Air Force Reserves. Bernard was a
1947 graduate of Wellston High School. In recent years he was associated with the French City
Press in Gallipolis and Woolums Business Products in Jackson.

Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston where
Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hope United Methodist Church in Wellston with the Rev. Glen Herman and Rev. Bob Davis
officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery with military graveside services by American
Legion Post 371 of Wellston. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hope United Methodist
Church, 219 East First Street, Wellston; Holzer Hospice of Wellston, 16 North Ohio Avenue,
Wellston or black Diamond Lodge, 538 P.O. Box 215, Wellston, Ohio 45692.
Felicia L. Blust
Died: Saturday, March 01, 2003
Age: 42

Felicia L. "Tish" Blust, age 42 of Huntsville, Ohio, passed away Mar. 1, 2003 at Mary Rutan
Hospital, Bellefontaine, Ohio. She was born Jan. 10, 1961 in Columbus, Ohio to Clay Phillips who
survives and Shirley Hughes, deceased.

She is survived by husband, Richard "Rick" Blust who she married on July 21, 1984.

She was a registered nurse having worked at OSU Hospital, Columbus, Joint Township District
Hospital, St. Marys and Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima for 10 years. She was a member of the
First Baptist Church, Oak Hill, Ohio, attended New Richland Baptist Church and a member of the
American Nurses Association.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Allison Blust and Laura Blust, both
at home; one son, Derek Blust at home; one step-daughter, Nicole Blust, Sidney, Ohio; father
and step-mother, Clay and Mary Phillips, Wapakoneta, Ohio; several aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews and cousins.

Funeral service will be held at Indian Lake High School Auditorium in Lewistown, Ohio Thursday,
Mar. 6 at 7 p.m. with Rev. Elza Green, Rev. Charles Jayne and Karen Blackburn officiating. The
family will receive friends on Thursday, Mar. 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Van Horn Funeral Home,
Lakeview, Ohio. At Mrs. Blust request her body was cremated. Memorial contributions to The
Blust Family c/o Van Horn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 326, Lakeview, Ohio 43331. Condolences may
be expressed at www.vanhornfuneralhome.com.
Jesse Lee Keller
Died: Saturday, March 01, 2003
Age: 56
Jesse Lee Keller, age 56 of Oak Hill, passed away Saturday, Mar. 1, 2003. Born on Aug. 19, 1946
in Scioto County, Ohio to the late Max and Mary (Woods) Keller. Jesse was employed by Plibrico
Refractories.

He is survived by wife Pam (Horner) Keller; two sons, Jesse Jr. (Teresa) Keller and Ray (Melissa)
Keller, both of South Webster; grandchildren, Brandon, Laykn, Brady, Zackery, and McKenzie;
three brothers and three sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Mar. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home,
202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, with calling hours one hour prior to the service.
Margaret Caulley
Died: Friday, February 28, 2003
Age: 99

Margaret Caulley, age 99, of Portsmouth, died Friday at Jenkins Memorial Health Facility in
Wellston.

Born in Wellston, she was the daughter of the late William and Katherine Ghearing Clark. She
was a member of the North Moreland United Methodist Church in Portsmouth, which she and her
husband help establish in 1940. She was also involved in running the family grocery business for
many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Mary Burnside, Bertha McCall, Katherine
Clark and Gertrude Miller; three brothers, Clarence Clark, Willard Clark and Earl Clark; husband,
Lowell Caulley; infant son Lowell E., and young son, Roger Lee. A daughter-in-law, Carolyn
Carpenter Caulley; and grandson Alan Lowell also preceded in death.

Her survivors include a son, Leon Caulley of Grove City; two grandchildren, Melinda Caulley of
Tumwater, Washington, and Brian Caulley of Columbus. She also is survived by several nieces
and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the J.P. Rogers Funeral Home at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 until services at
2 p.m. Rev. Jack Hughes will officiate and burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Virgil Michael
Died: Friday, February 28, 2003
Age: 80

Virgil Michael, age 80 of Erwin Road, Jackson, passed away at his residence on Friday, February
28, 2003. He was born March 16, 1922 to the late George and Malinda (Miller) Michael in Feds
Creek, KY. He was a World War II veteran, a coal miner, and proud to be a construction
superintendent with Engle Construction Company for 15 1/2 years. He was superintendent of
Southern Ohio Coal for 13 years where he retired, he was an avid farmer and raised Murray Grey
cattle, and was a member of the Church of Christ of Jackson.

He is survived by wife of 56 years Hester (Charles) Michael; sons, Carter (Lori) Michael, Wayne
(Kathy) Michael; grandchildren Brian, Brad, Brent and Michelle; great-grandson Gage; two
brothers, Julian Hunt of Indiana, Shelton Michael of Michigan; two sisters Grathel Vires and Ethel
Prater of Virginia.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home with Rev. Tom Henry officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery with military
services by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on
Sunday, March 2, 2003 at the funeral home.
Carole Ervin Chatfield
Died: Thursday, February 27, 2003
Age: 88

Carole Ervin Chatfield, age 88, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2003, at the Four
Winds Nursing Facility. She was born in Wellston on May 23, 1914, daughter of the late Leo and
Mollie Patton Ervin. Carole was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity United Methodist
Church in Wellston.

She is survived by grandsons, Bradley Chatfield of Olympia, Washington, Joseph Edinger, Jr., of
Wellston and Barry Edinger of Waverly; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Jennifer Edinger of
Vinton, Ohio; brother, Claar Ervin of Highland, Ohio; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Chatfield; children, Linda
Wilson and Paul "Genie" Chatfield; twin brothers, Darrell Ervin; brother, Melvin Ervin; sister, Ruth
Willis.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Graveside funeral services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston with
Pastor Paula Blake Christian officiating. Funeral services for Carole Ervin Chatfiled are under the
direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home.
Virgie L. McClaskey
Died: Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Age: 79

Virgie L. McClaskey, age 79, of Chillicothe Pike, Jackson, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. Born Aug. 5, 1923, in
Ashton, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Mary Chandler Mayse.

Virgie was a native of Jackson, where she previously worked at the Marathon Inn. She then
moved and lived in Steubenville, Ohio until the passing of her husband, William McClaskey in
1984, when she returned to Jackson.

Virgie attended church at Calvary United Methodist Church in Jackson and Freewill Baptist Church
in Coalton. However, she would attend any church with anyone to hear the gospel of Jesus being
preached.

Beside Virgie's parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Sarah Seth
Mayse; sister, Marie Barnett; brothers, Charles Mayse and Brownie Mayse; step-sister, Edith Seth
Steele; step-brothers, Stanley Seth and Floyd Seth; and brothers-in-law, Doyle Rose and Hyman
Barnett.

She is survived by one sister, Adlee Rose of Jackson; sisters-in-law, Pauline Mayse of Jackson,
and Dorothy Mayse of West Virginia; special friend, Ann Barnett of Jackson; and many nieces and
nephews also survive.

Although Virgie was blessed with no children of her own, she had a very special relationship with
niece, Lillian Shook and nephews, Charles Barnett, and the late Elden Barnett. She considered
each to be her own children.

Calling hours were held Friday, Feb. 28 from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in
Jackson, Ohio. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with
the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating with burial in the Fairmount Cemetery.
James R. Frisby
Died: Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Age: 84

James Raymond Frisby, age 84, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at the Ohio
State University Hospital in Columbus. He was born in Jackson County on May 29, 1918, son of
the late James Harrison Frisby and Roxie Meacham Frisby.

He was a former employee of the Krieg Lumber Company in Wellston for over 35 years and a
veteran of World War II having served with the United States Navy.

He is survived by daughter, Betty Ousley of Wellston; sons and daughters-in-law, John and
Peggy Frisby of Wellston and Robert and Veronica Frisby of Lexington, Ky.; grandchildren, Jason
and Terri Ousley of Cincinnati, Jennifer and Scott Long of Wellston, John Jr. and Elizabeth Frisby
of Wellston, and Tim and Lisa Frisby of Wellston; great-grandchildren, Austin Frisby and
Nathanael Frisby and Courtney Long; brothers, Lew Frisby and Howard Frisby, both of Wellston;
sister, Verna Potts of Wellston; several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Wills Frisby in 1973; children,
Richard, Mary, and Ralph; son-in-law, Bob Ousley; granddaughter, Joyce Ousley; brothers, Owen
Frisby, Harold Frisby and Mack Frisby; sisters, Olive Steele and Ruth Shook.

Calling hours were held Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral
Home in Wellston where funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jim
McFadden officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery with military graveside services
by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
Talmage Evans
Died: Monday, February 24, 2003
Age: 90

Talmage Evans, age 90 of Oak Hill, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2003 at Holzer Medical
Center, Jackson. Born Oct. 10, 1912 in Oak Hill, to the late John L. and Mary Jane Evans.
Talmage was a retired teacher and farmer, a member of Portland Lodge F. & A.M., also the White
Shrine of Jerusalem in Gallipolis.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Anna Mae (White) Evans; sons, John (Theresa) Evans of
Jackson and Dennis (Joanne) Evans of Oak Hill; daughter, Karen (Jack) Mathews of Westerville;
grandchildren, Lauren and Mark Mathews, David, Wm. Talmage (T. J.), and Tracy B. Evans;
great-grandchildren, Brittany, Bethany, and Cheyann Evans; several cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Lewis.

Funeral service will be held Friday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill
with the Rev. John Taylor and Elder Carson Hunt officiating. Burial will follow in Hill Cemetery,
Thurman. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.
William L. Miller
Died: Monday, February 24, 2003
Age: 94

William Lawrence Miller, age 94 of Jackson, passed away Monday, February 24, 2003 at the
Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. He was born in Jackson County on June 11, 1908 to the late
Ulysses Grant Miller and Mary Cornelia (Bartlett) Miller.

He was a World War II Navy veteran, a retired barber and retired from the Alaskan Pipeline.

He is survived by brother Timothy Ira Miller of Phoenix, Az.; sister Mary Winifred Miller of
Jackson; three nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother
Charles Carey Miller.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2003 with burial in the
Fairmount Cemetery with Diaconal Minister Janie Karl officiating. Friends may call at the funeral
home one hour prior to the service.
Beverly A. Seitz
Died: Monday, February 24, 2003
Age: 59

Beverly A. Seitz, age 59 of Oak Hill, passed away on Monday, February, 24, 2003 at Ohio State
University Medical Center in Columbus. She was born July 3, 1943 in Oak Hill to the late
Theodore R. and Leona Gladys (Reese) Coleman. Beverly was a homemaker and graduated from
Oak Hill High School, class of 1961.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, David and Angie Seitz of Oak Hill, sisters, Leora
(Bus) King of Oak Hill, Dorothy Rawlins of Columbus, Nina (Richard) Kirk of Athens, Roberta
Trapp of Columbus, Mary Beth Perry of Gallipolis and Winifred (Joe) Cooper of Oak Hill;
numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Wendell
Roscoe and John T. Coleman; and sister, Zenna Harris.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2003 at the Kuhner-Lewis
Funeral Home, Oak Hill with Rev. Fred Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow in Horeb Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Everett E. Leonard
Died: Monday, February 24, 2003
Age: 78

Everett Eugene Leonard, 78, of West Jefferson, formerly of Grove City and Jackson County, died
Monday, February 24, 2003 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center. He was born January 9, 1925 in
Ivoton, W. Va., the son of the late Harry E. and Jennie Crabtree Leonard.

Gene retired from Western Electric after many years of dedicated service. He was a World War II
U.S. Army veteran having served in the Pacific Theater. Gene was also a member of the Grove
City American Legion and VFW. But most importantly, he always strived to be the best husband,
father and grandfather possible.

Gene is survived by his loving and devoted wife of nearly 54 years, Helen; sons, Vic (Debbie)
Leonard of Ashville and Stan (Ruth) Leonard of Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Jesse, Shawn
(Jen), Joel, Bethany, Katurah and Zachary Leonard; mother, Laura Leonard of Grove City;
sisters, Albert Sefcheck, Bernice Leonard and Beulah Leonard, all of Grove City; brothers, Billy
(Betty) Leonard of Greenfield, Bobby (JoAnne) Leonard and Elton (Terry) Leonard, both of Grove
City and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Calling hours will be 3-8 p.m Wednesday at the Schoedinger Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway,
Grove City, where the funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 2003 with
Rev. Stan Leonard and Rev. Owen Stotts officiating. Interment will follow at Concord Cemetery
with full military honors.

Contributions may be made to Jackson Twp. Fire Dept./Trauma Unit, P.O. Box 517, Grove City,
Oh 43123 or Mustard Seed Ministries, 214 E Wanola Ave., Kingsport, TN 37660 in his memory.
Please visit www.schoedinger.com to send email condolences to Gene's family.
Elveree Colvin
Died: Sunday, February 23, 2003
Age: 92
Elveree Colvin, age 92 of Jackson, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003 at the Jenkins Memorial
Health Facility, Wellston, Ohio. Born in Jackson, Ohio, July 3, 1910 to the late Louis G. and
Monna (Ridgeway) Colvin. She was retired from Jeffery Manufacturing Company in Columbus,
Ohio, where she worked for over 30 years. She was a member of the Jackson Christian Church
and a member of the Ladies Aux. of the FOE in Columbus, Ohio.

She is survived by cousins, Helen Washburn and Jane Bragg of Jackson, Ohio, Dorothy Summers
Maull of Chillicothe, Ohio; special friends, Faye and Arnold McPherson, Norma and Fred Riegel of
Jackson and Ada E. Reynolds of Columbus.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Evelyn and Lucille and brother
George Colvin.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Burial followed at the Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson, Ohio with Anne M. Cox officiating. Friends
called on Tuesday, one hour prior to the funeral service. In lieu of flowers donations may be
made to the Jackson Christian Church, 102 Broadway St., Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Anthony Wicker
Died: Saturday, February 22, 2003
Age: 68

Anthony Wicker, age 68, Dutch Hollow Road, Beaver, passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at
his residence. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Beaver.
Dale Jr. Patton
Died: Friday, February 21, 2003
Age: 77

Dale Jr. Patton, age 77 of Salem Cave Road, Beaver, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2003 at his
residence. He is survived by spouse Ruby Martin Patton. Arrangements are under the direction of
Cox Funeral Home.
Harry David Brown
Died: Thursday, February 20, 2003
Age: 60

Harry David "Dave" Brown, age 60, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003 at his
residence. He was born in Jackson County on Nov. 7, 1942, son of the late Ronald and Mary
Waters Brown. Dave was a 1960 graduate of Coalton High School, a welder and a former
employee of Oliver Steel.

He is survived by his former wife, Pauline Brown; daughters, Deanna Swing of Thurman, Melinda
Brown of Wellston, Beth Brown of Byer, Brenda Pendleton of Hamden and Paula Long of
Wellston; sons, Michael Brown and Derek Brown, both of Wellston; sister, Sharon Goheen of
Jackson; brother Ronald "Bub" Brown of Glenroy; as well as eight grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Billy Joe Brown.

Calling hours will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston
where funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bob Porter officiating. Burial
will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens.
Lesley H. Stapleton
Died: Tuesday, February 18, 2003
Age: 93

Lesley H. Stapleton, age 93 of Franklin Valley Rd., Jackson, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003
at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m. at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Chester E. Reed
Died: Monday, February 17, 2003
Age: 76

Chester E. Reed, age 76, of Washington Court House and a former resident of Wellston, passed
away Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Auburn Manor in Washington C.H. He was born May 18, 1926 in
Superior, Ohio to the late Grover and Emma Walters Reed. Chester was a former corrections
officer at the London Correctional Facility and then later retired from the Lucasville Correctional
Facility. He was also a former truck driver and a member of the Salem Church.

He is survived by sons Gerald Reed and Bruce Reed, Sr. (Joyce), both of Washington C.H;
daughters Karen Beverly (Steve) of Washington C.H. and Janet Reed of Jackson; sister Juanita
Billings of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, as well as several grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and
several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Ruth Billing Reed in 1995; sisters
Sandy Ervin, Ada Holloway and Evelyn Howard; brothers William "Bill" Reed, Leslie Reed and
Edward Reed, as well as three infant siblings.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery.
Margaret Benson
Died: Sunday, February 16, 2003
Age: 74

Margaret Benson, age 74, passed away Sunday morning, February 16, 2003 at Jenkins Memorial
Nursing Home in Wellston. She was born in Wellston March 30, 1928 to the late Anna and
Charles Snyder. Margaret graduated from Wellston High School in 1945. She attended Ohio
University and attained a temporary teaching certificate and taught in the Milton School district
until she joined the Womens Army Corp in 1951. She attended Officer Candidate School and
received a commission as 2nd Lt. WAC in 1952 and was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky
assigned to the 3rd Armored Division. While at Fort Knox she married Donald Benson on October
4, 1952. She resigned her commission in 1954 in order to accompany her husband on an
overseas assignment. While living in the Panama Canal Zone she completed her degree
requirements at Ohio University and received degree in Elementary Education in 1959. Margaret
taught school in Columbus, Georgia when her husband was assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia.
She attained a Masters Degree from the University of Connecticut and taught in the Plainfield
School system from 1960 to 1963. She returned to Wellston in 1963 when her husband was
assigned to Viet Nam. In 1963-64 she taught at Jackson Local, then moved to South Elementary
and later to Central School in Wellston until retiring.

Margaret was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, AARP, a
member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the Alter Rosary Society, and Southern Area
Vicariate Diocean Council of Catholic Women.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years Donald Benson; sister Mary Ousley; brother Donald
Snyder, all of Wellston; brother Charles Pat Snyder of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Wednesday February 19 from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers
Funeral Home. Rosary at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and
Paul Catholic Church In Wellston. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the
family request that donations be made to the Alzheimers Society.
Mary L. Darnell
Died: Sunday, February 16, 2003
Age: 79

Mary Louise Darnell, age 79, of Jackson, passed away Sunday evening, Feb. 16, 2003, at Jenkins
Memorial Nursing Facility in Wellston. She was born in West Virginia on April 6. 1923, daughter of
the late Hiram and Edith Jenkins Farrell. Mary was a homemaker.

She is survived by daughters Wanda Wood of Jackson, Bonnie Dixon of Wellston and Dinah
Malone of Glenroy; son William E. Darnell of Jackson; sister Marie Clounch of Lancaster, as well
as several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William C. Darnell; daughter
Ruth Ann (Amenta) Clemente; sons Ezra, David and Donald Darnell; grandson Rick L. Martin and
several brothers and sisters.

Calling hours were held Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in
Wellston. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home. Burial will
be in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Frank E. Puckettt
Died: Friday, February 14, 2003
Age: 84

Frank Edward Puckett, age 84 of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2003 at Holzer Medical
Center, Jackson. He was born March 13, 1918 in Scioto County, Ohio to the late John Wesley and
Minnie (Hall) Puckett. Frank retired from the Norfolk and Southern Railroad after over 32 years of
service and was a farmer. Many years ago he worked with the Three C Camps.

He is survived by children, Nettie Pauline (Don) Comer of Albany, JoAnn (William) Cox of Pedro,
Robert (Doris) Puckett of Oak Hill, Kenneth Lee Puckett of Oak Hill, Ronald Wayne Puckett of
South Webster, Roger Eugene (Joyce) Puckett of Oak Hill, and Jeffery Alan (Sally) Puckett of
Dayton; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; brother,
Thomas Puckett of Columbus; sister, Macy Hayton of Portsmouth; numerous nieces and
nephews.

He was preceded in death by wife, Alice Marie (Clifford) on Jan. 26, 2000; two infant sons, Jamie
and Rodney; four brothers, Jessie, Vasie, Baskom and Heskel.

Funeral service were held Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 1 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home,
Oak Hill with the Rev. David Reese officiating. Burial followed in Horeb Cemetery. Friends called
from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Earl Junior Lego
Died: Friday, February 14, 2003
Age: 63

Earl Junior Lego, age 63, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003 at his home on Route 683, McArthur, Ohio.
Born June 23, 1938 in Jackson, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Myrtle Lego and a brother Walter Howel.

He is survived by brothers David Newman of Coalton and John Lego of Pomeroy. Also several
nieces and nephews survive.

He was a member of the Disabled Veterans of Jackson and Air National Guard.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston with
Leon Mays officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Jackson. Visitations were
held on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Frank E. Puckett
Died: Friday, February 14, 2003
Age: 84

Frank Edward Puckett, age 84 of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, Feb. 14, 2003 at Holzer Medical
Center, Jackson. He was born March 13, 1918 in Scioto County, Ohio to the late John Wesley and
Minnie (Hall) Puckett. Frank retired from the Norfolk and Southern Railroad after over 32 years of
service and was a farmer. Many years ago he worked with the Three C Camps.

He is survived by children, Nettie Pauline (Don) Comer of Albany, JoAnn (William) Cox of Pedro,
Robert (Doris) Puckett of Oak Hill, Kenneth Lee Puckett of Oak Hill, Ronald Wayne Puckett of
South Webster, Roger Eugene (Joyce) Puckett of Oak Hill, and Jeffery Alan (Sally) Puckett of
Dayton; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; brother,
Thomas Puckett of Columbus; sister, Macy Hayton of Portsmouth; numerous nieces and
nephews.

He was preceded in death by wife, Alice Marie (Clifford) on Jan. 26, 2000; two infant sons, Jamie
and Rodney; four brothers, Jessie, Vasie, Baskom and Heskel.

Funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak
Hill with the Rev. David Reese officiating. Burial will follow in Horeb Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Finley L. Davis
Died: Thursday, February 13, 2003
Age: 62

Finley L. Davis, age 62 of Wellston, died Thursday morning, Feb. 13, 2002, at Holzer Medical
Center in Gallipolis. He had been in failing health for the past 15 years. He was born in Jackson
County, Ohio, on May 10, 1940, son of the late Dan G. Davis and Dora Carpenter Davis. He was
a graduate of Wellston High School in 1957 and then worked for the McNally Pittsburg
Manufacturing Corp. in Wellston for 32 years, first as an estimator and later as an engineer. He
was most recently employed as an engineer for Bren-Mar of Jackson.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother-in-law, Bob Arnold; mother and
father-in-law, Esther and John Scurlock. Finley was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janet Scurlock Davis; two sons, Ed (Pam) of Wellston and
Eric; his "two little girls", Jetta and Jamie at home; three grandchildren Chris, Angie, and Keith;
two step-grandchildren, Rachael and Rebecca; four sisters, Mary Joyce (John) Alley of Decatur,
Alabama, Masiel Arnold of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; May Ellen (Wally) Clingan of Tipp City, Ohio
and Aquila Ann (Joe) Stoner of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in
Wellston. Friends may call on Saturday, February 22 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Burial will follow
in Salem Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in Finley's memory to
the American Cancer Society, 138 Marietta Rd., Suite D, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.
Celia Carolyn Jaynes
Died: Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Age: 94

Celia Carolyn Jaynes, age 94, of Hillsboro died Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at the Heartland
of Hillsboro. She was born August 24, 1908 in Oak Hill, the daughter of the late Theodore Robert
and Amanda Ann (Friend) Fox.
Mrs. Jaynes was a member of the Hillsboro First Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro Chapter 441
Order of Eastern Star and was past Worthy Matron of Oak Hill Chapter 449 Order of Eastern Star.


She is survived by one daughter, Ferne Jones of Hillsboro; one son, John Robert Jaynes of
Hillsboro; nine grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was
preceded in death by her husband Charles C. Jaynes on November 16, 1969; one son, Charles
Levan Jaynes; five brothers, William, John, Matthew, Dewey and Theodore Robert Fox; and five
sisters, Mary Saville, Elizabeth Draves, Ruth Moore, Susie Hale and Sarah Fox.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Turner and Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Rev.
Maurice Mitchell will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillsboro Cemetery. Friends may call on
Friday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Turner and Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Order of
Eastern Star Chapter 441 will conduct memorial services on Friday evening at 7:45 p.m. at the
Turner and Son Funeral Home.

For more information or to sign our online register book, please visit
www.turnerfuneralhomes.com.
Gary Paul Perkins
Died: Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Age: 53

Gary Paul Perkins, age 53, of Limerick Road, Jackson, passed away at his home on Wednesday,
February 12, 2003. He was born May 23, 1949 in Scioto County to the late Richard and Helen
(Null) Perkins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Richard Perkins, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Devera (Stephenson) Perkins; two sons, Gary Perkins, Jr. and Jason
Rife, of Jackson; three daughters, Tonya Hill of Wellston, Rhonda Wilcox of Jackson and Kathy
Freeman of Beaver; one brother, William Perkins of Hamden; two sisters, Irene Woodruff and
Juanita Green of Texas. Eight grandchildren also survive.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday where services will be
held at 1 p.m. on Friday with Rev. Tom Pennington officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairmount
Cemetery.
Carrie J. Phillips
Died: Tuesday, February 11, 2003
Age: 86

Carrie J. Phillips, age 86, of Wellston, died Tuesday at Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis.
Arrangements are pending with McWilliams Funeral Home of Wellston, 384-2424.
James Edward Arrowood
Died: Tuesday, February 11, 2003
Age: 68

James Edward Arrowood, age 68, of Oak Hill, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb.
11, 2003. He passed away peacefully at home with his son by his side, along with his beloved
wife, and loved ones nearby. Born on Dec. 1, 1934 in Johnson County, Kentucky to the late Ben
Arrowood and Mearl (Duval) Arrowood who survives. Jim was a 1952 graduate of Centerville High
School, a retired brick layer and cement mason, and had worked as a sales manager for the
former Able Ford in Oak Hill. He was a U.S. Army veteran and attended the Rodney Pike Church
of God in Rodney.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Shelia Joan (Bright); son, James K. (Mary)
Arrowood; two daughters, Ruthie (Clyde) Potter and Kelly (Chris) Bryant, all of Oak Hill; five
grandchildren, Jared, James, Jordan, Kasey, and Adrianna; seven brothers, Joe (Mary Lou) of
Tampa, Fl., Ben (Jane) of Columbus, Ervin (Shirley), Glen (Jewell), John (Diana), Jack, and David
(Linda), all of Oak Hill; four sisters, Helen (Wendell) Jones of Oak Hill, Betty (Gary) Carter of
Reynoldsburg, Lois (Al) Barker of Portsmouth, and Samantha (Bill) Hatcher of Bidwell; sister-in-
law, Sheila Arrowood of Oak Hill; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by father; brother; Flem; sister-in-law, Freda.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill.
Funeral services 1 p.m., Friday, February 14, at Rodney Pike Church of God, St. Rt. 850 and
Jackson Pike, in Rodney with Pastor Ron Bynum officiating. Burial will follow at the Arrowood
Family Cemetery.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Building Fund, at
Rodney Pike Church of God, 440 St. Rt. 850 Rodney, Ohio 45631.
James E. Wyant
Died: Monday, February 10, 2003
Age: 64

James E. Wyant, age 64, of Limerick Road, Jackson, passed away at Holzer Medical Center-
Jackson on Monday, February 10, 2003. He was born November 18, 1938 in Jackson County to
the late Henry and Freda (Porter) Wyant. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a
brother, Dave and two sisters, Opal and Irene.

He is survived by four brothers, Dick Wyant, Jay Wyant, Raymond Wyant, all of Jackson and Don
Wyant of Napoleon, OH; and four sisters, Kate Cart, Marguerite Malone, Margaret Bolin and Libby
Roe, all of Jackson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 11, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8
p.m. where services will be held on Wednesday, February 12 at 11 a.m. with Reverend Jorge
Anido officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery.
Norma Comer
Died: Monday, February 10, 2003
Age: 78

Norma Comer, age 78, of Globe Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away at Holzer Medical Center,
Jackson, Ohio, on Monday, Feb. 10, 2003. She was born in Oak Hill, Ohio, on April 18, 1924, to
the late Walter and Frances (Ankrom) Lambert. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased
by her husband Ralph Comer; a son George Walter Comer; and a brother.

Norma was a member of the Jackson First Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by one daughter Helen Mourning of Jackson; two sisters, Helen Fienup of Oak Hill
and Rebecca Corwin of Payne, Ohio; two grandchildren, Donnie Mourning and Melissa (Todd)
Bachtel; and one great-grandson, Cole Alan Bachtel.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m., where
services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 12 p.m. with the Revs. Herman Stewart and Owen
Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in the C. M. Cemetery, Oak Hill, Ohio.
Beulah Mae Boster
Died: Sunday, February 09, 2003
Age: 80

Beulah Mae Boster, age 80, of Thurman, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2003 at Holzer
Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. Born Oct. 2, 1922 to the late Charles and Mary (Brumfield) Sims
Boster. She was a member of the Thurman United Methodist Church and a member of the United
Methodist Woman's group, she also attended the First Baptist Church of Oak Hill and the ladies
fellowship group.

She is survived by husband, Chester Boster; three sons, Melvin "Bunny" Boster of Thurman,
Gerold "Jerry" (Diane) Boster of Beaver and Roger (Shirley) Boster of Gallipolis; daughter, Redith
(Jim) Bennett of Wheelersburg; six grandchildren, Brian (Kristen) Boster, Chip (Stephanie)
Boster, Stephanie J. Boster, Dave and Daniel Bennett and Natalie Gardner; brothers, Bill Sims of
Kingston, Ohio, Jr. Sims of Circleville, Ohio; sisters, Anna Davis of Patriot, Ohio, Audrey Brewer
and Katherine Boster Casey, both of Thurman and Doris Stewart of Akron.

Funeral services Wednesday, 1 p.m., Feb. 12 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home with burial in
Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Leedy officiating. Calling hours Tuesday, 5 to 8 p.m., Feb.
11 at the funeral home.
Florence Leona Aleshire
Died: Saturday, February 08, 2003
Age: 85

Florence Leona Aleshire, age 85, of Wellston, passed away Saturday night, Feb. 8 at Adena
Medical Center, Chillicothe. She was born April 5, 1917 to the late Frank and Nina Canter. She
was a loving mother and grandmother. She worked at Kuppenheimers ants factory in Wellston
until 1944, then stayed home to be the best mother and homemaker. She is a member of My
Fathers House Church.

She is survived by daughter, Frances Crabtree of Wellston; three grandchildren, Joey Crabtree
and Stephanie Hatten, both of Wellston and Tommy Dean Crabtree, Oak Hill; five great-
grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Aleshire; her son, Wayne
Thomas Canter; five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home with the Rev. Al
Carter officiating. Calling hours were held Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial
was in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Sidney Wesley Reynolds
Died: Saturday, February 08, 2003
Age: 80

Sidney Wesley Reynolds, age 80, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003 at Four Winds
Nursing Facility, Jackson, Ohio. He was born in New Castle, Virginia, on Sept. 25, 1922, to the
late Clarence and Maude (Caldwell) Reynolds. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by
two brothers, Paschal and Elliott Reynolds.

He was an active member of the Vision Baptist Church, Jackson, Ohio.

He is survived by two brothers, Jim (Janice) Reynolds of Washington C.H. and Max (Mary)
Reynolds of Lima, Ohio; four sisters, Eloise (Charles) Parks of Washington C.H., Phyllis (Roger)
Cribben of Jackson, JoAnne (Wendell) Chapman of Wilkesville, and Jean Hammond of Jackson.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8
p.m., where services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Earnest Everman
officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Chloie Bea Staten
Died: Friday, February 07, 2003
Age: 90
Chloie Bea (Shover) Staten, age 90, of Jackson, passed away Friday, Feburary 7, 2003 at Jenkins
Memorial Health Facility, Wellston.

Born July 30, 1912 in Jackson to the late Thomas and Chloie (Spurrier) Shover. She was a loving
wife and mother, also attended the First Church of the Nazarene.

She is survived by five sons, John Thomas (Martha) Staten of Wellston, Terry (Charlotte) of
Wellston, Jay (Karen) of Columbus, Don (Teri) of Reynoldsburg, ad Kevin (Marjorie) of Thurman;
two daughters, Ruth Tripp of Dayton and Janet Staten of Jackson; numerous grandchildren, great
grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband John A. "Jake" Staten, August of 2001; two
daughters, Betty Culp and Ann Staten; two sons, Paul Roger and Chauncey Joseph Staten; two
brothers; and one sister.

Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Feburary 10, 2003 at the Jackson First Church of
the Nazarene, 251 Powell Drive with Pastor Mike Percell officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, Jackson, also one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
Alice Virginia Almay
Died: Wednesday, February 05, 2003
Age: 81

Alice Virginia Almay, 81 of Dublin, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003 at Riverside Hospital. A retired
Columbus Public School teacher after 34 years, member of Northwest Presbyterian Church and
Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority.

She was preceded in death by husband Emil Almay and brother John Finch.

She is survived by sons, Richard Almay of Grand Rapids, MI. and Ted (Vicki) Almay of Dublin,
Ohio; grandchildren, Kaylin and Claire; sisters, Ruth (Paul) Stinson and Anna Finch of Jackson,
Ohio; sister-in-law, Doris Finch of Jackson; nieces, Rachel (Keith) Turner of Worthington, Patti
(Jim) Reynolds of Jackson; nephews, Johnny (Wanda) Finch of Columbus and Joe (Crystal) Finch
of Jackson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N.
High St. (1/2 mile south of 1270), where friend called on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
with the Rev. Dave Dorst officiating. Interment in Glen Rest Memorial Gardens. Contributions
may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio
43218-2039.
Mary L. Farrar
Died: Wednesday, February 05, 2003
Age: 81

Mary L. Farrar, age 81 of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003 at Holzer Hospital in
Gallipolis, Ohio. Born Feb. 15, 1921 to the late George and Goldie (Phillips) Dougherty in
Wellston, Ohio. She was a former employee of Sears in Jackson.

She is survived by sons, Larry (Sharon) Farrar of Pembroke Pines, Florida, Frank (Linda) Farrar of
Elkview, W. Va.; daughter Janet (Hal) Bunshaw of Brentwood, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and one
great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Art Farrar in 1957; four
brothers and three sisters.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson. In memory
of Mary the family suggest contributions be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements by the
Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Betty L. Kanavel
Died: Tuesday, February 04, 2003
Age: 77

Betty L. Kanavel, age 77, of Dogwood Drive, Jackson, Ohio, passed away at Heartland of
Jackson, Tuesday, February 4, 2003. She was born in Point Pleasant, W. Va., on May 8, 1925.

She was predeceased by her parents and her husband Walter.

She is survived by one son, Bennett McClanahan of Jackson, Ohio.

No calling hours will be observed and at her request the body will be cremated. Arrangements
were under the direction of the Mayhew Funeral Home.
Dollie Richards Snider
Died: Tuesday, February 04, 2003
Age: 88

Dollie Richards Snider, age 88, of 236 Curtis Drive, Wilmington, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Feb.
4, 2003 at 4 a.m. at Clinton Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, Ohio. Born Nov. 30, 1914 in Jackson,
Ohio, daughter of the late William C. and Zelma Stevens Richards. She was preceded in death by
first husband, William Lewis in 1942 and second husband, Rolland "Ronnie" Snider in 1993. She
was a member of the Wilmington United Methodist Church and the Wilmington Senior Citizens.
She was an active bridge player.

Dollie started teaching in Jackson County at Kinnison Elementary in 1935. She retired May 24,
1974. She taught 4th grade in the same room and same school building for 39 years. She was a
1932 graduate of Jackson High School. She attended Ohio University and graduated from Rio
Grande.

She is survived by stepdaughter, Penny (Richard "Pat") Tripp, Bowie, Texas; grandchild, Tad
Tripp, Bowie, Texas.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Snider.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. at Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N.
South St., Wilmington, Ohio with the Rev. Dean Feldmeyer officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar
Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, Feb. 6,
from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information or to sign the registry of condolences visit
www.smithandsonfuneralhomes.com
Melvin V. Ervin
Died: Monday, February 03, 2003
Age: 78

Melvin V. Ervin, age 78, of Wellston, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Jenkins Memorial
Assisted Living in Wellston. He was born in Wellston on April 19, 1924, son of the late Leo and
Molly Patton Ervin. Melvin was a 1942 graduate of Wellston High School, an Army Air Corp
veteran having served in WWII and was a former painting contractor with Ervin Decorating. He
was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the American Legion Post 371 of Wellston and
the Wellston Senior Citizens.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Melva Beth Ervin and Aaron Leventhal of Columbus
and Gretchen and Gary Crabtree of Wellston; grandchildren, Katie, Colin, Emily and Mac
Crabtree, all of Wellston; brother, Claar Ervin of Highland; sister, Carole Chatfield of Wellston, as
well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilda Ervin in 1977; sister, Ruth Wills
and brother Darrell Ervin.

Calling hours were observed on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in
Wellston. Funeral services were held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Paula
Blake Christian officiating. Burial followed in Ridgewood Cemetery with military graveside
services by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston. If desired, memorial contributions can be
made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 240 South New York Avenue, Wellston, Ohio
45692.
James E. King
Died: Monday, February 03, 2003
Age: 65

James Edward King, age 65 of Coalton, passed away Monday, February 3, 2003 at home with
family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Elizabeth (Vititoe) King; brothers,
Jasper King, Harold King, Sr. and six brothers who died at birth.

He is survived by four brothers, Melvin Max King of Jackson, Donald King of Jackson, Arthur
Wesley King of Jackson and Thomas King of Wellston. Mr. King is also survived by five children,
one son-in-law, two daughters-in-law: Carol Sanderson of Jackson, David and Nancy King of
Crown City, Greg and Connie Vaughn of Georgetown, Jerry and Marsha King of Wellston and
Michael King of Wellston.

Also surviving are six grandchildren, Angie Honaker of Jackson, William Clarkson of Jacksonville,
Florida, Mahala Wilkinson of Georgetown, Sarah King, Sharae King and Tracy Meade of Crown
City.

James was a member of the First Assembly of God in Jackson.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 6, 2003 at 2 p.m. at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home
with Pastor Dale Ware officiating. Burial will follow in Puritan Cemetery in Hamden. Visitation will
be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2003.
Minnie E. Yates
Died: Monday, February 03, 2003
Age: 73

Minnie E. "Betty" Yates, 73, of Chillicothe died at 8:05 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2003 at a son's
residence following a brief illness.

She was born Jan. 21, 1930 in Jackson County to the late Benjamin and Lucille Geiger Bragg. On
Jan. 23, 1966, she married her loving husband of 37 years, Robert W. Yates who survives.

Also surviving are sons, Philip D. (Doris) Yates, Fred E. (Gwen) Forby and Roger A. (Jean) Forby;
daughters, Rebecca L. Yates all of Chillicothe and Susan A. Jones of Beckley, W. Va.;
grandchildren, Michael, Chad, Shawn, Felice, Evelyn and Rachell; a great-grandson, Dylan;
brothers, Robert Bragg and George (Doris) Bragg, all of Jackson; sisters, Gertrude Stephens of
Columbus, Sharon (Ray) Folden, and Mary (Ross) Folden, all of Jackson; mother-in-law, Hazel
James of New Harmony, IN; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Charlene Koons
and Dottie Robertson.

She was predeceased by brothers, Gene, Fred, Dwight and Benjamin Bragg.
Betty was a waitress for 19 years at the Holiday Inn in Chillicothe. She was a member of St.
Mary's Church and was the last living charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Eagles Aerie
1546 in Jackson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 7 in St. Mary's Church,
Chillicothe, Ohio, with Fr. Lawrence Hummer celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Catholic
Cemetery, Jackson. Friends may call at the Ware Funeral Home, Chillicothe from 6 to 8 p.m. on
Thursday.
Donald "Hunky" Spearry
Died: Monday, February 03, 2003
Age: 68

Donald "Hunky" Spearry, age 68, of Columbus and a former resident of Hamden, passed away
Monday, Feb. 3, 2003 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. He was born in Jackson County,
Nov. 9, 1934 to the late John C. and Lucy Argabright Spearry. Donald was a former employee of
Casmer Clothing Care in Columbus until his retirement in 2001. He enjoyed going to church
regularly and loved music and animals.

He is survived by sisters, Alice Hagerty of Radcliff and Geraldine McKenzie of Columbus as well as
several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Kenneth.

Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with the Rev. A. B.
Maloy officiating. Burial will be in the Radcliff Cemetery.
Owen J. McKinnis
Died: Sunday, February 02, 2003
Age: 71

Owen Joseph McKinnis, age 71 of Pedro, Ohio passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at the
home of his daughter in Galena, Ohio. Born on April 27, 1931 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late
William Byrider and Adelyn (Buckley) Byrider. Owen retired as a C.P.A, was a graduate of the
University of Dayton, Oak Hill High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean
Conflict.

He is survived by a son Joe (Marla) McKinniss of North Palm Beach, Florida; three daughters,
Mona (Noel) Wisecup of Grove City, Stephanie (Kenneth) Hollback of South Webster and Lisa
McKinniss of Galena, Ohio; also 8 grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2003 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill with a memorial service at 7 p.m. The family requests that contributions may be
made to the OSU James Cancer Center, 300 West 10th Avenue, Suite 13-4-459 Columbus, Ohio
43210 or Hospice of Southern Ohio, 1248 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.
Owen J. McKinnis
Died: Sunday, February 02, 2003
Age: 71

Owen Joseph McKinnis, age 71, of Pedro, OH., passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2003 at the
home of his daughter in Galena, OH. He was born on April 27, 1931 in Jackson County to the late
William Byrider and Adelyn (Buckley) Byrider. Owen retired as a C.P.A., was a graduate of the
University of Dayton, Oak Hill High School, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the
Korean Conflict.
He is survived by a son Joe (Marla) McKinniss of North Palm Beach, Fl.; three daughters, Mona
(Noel) Wisecup of Grove City, Stephanie Hollback of South Webster and Lisa McKinniss of
Galena; and eight grandchildren.

Calling hours will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2003 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home in Oak Hill with a memorial service at 7 p.m. The family requests that contributions may
be made to the O.S.U. James Cancer Center, 300 West Tenth Ave. Suite 13-4-459, Columbus,
OH 43210 or Hospice of Southern Ohio 1248 Kinneys Lane, Portsmouth, OH 45662.
Florence Henry
Died: Sunday, February 02, 2003
Age: 91

Florence Henry, 91, of Wellston, died Sunday morning, Feb. 2, 2003, at her home. She was born
in Wellston on July 22, 1911, daughter of the late Edward and Bertha Thompson Deal. She was a
homemaker and loved all of her family. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Wellston.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Willard "Wee"
Henry, Sr., in 1997; a son, Fred Henry, in 1987; a daughter-in-law, Mickey in 1994; and two
brothers and ten sisters.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Albert Hall of McArthur, Ohio; six
sons and daughters-in-law, Charles "Bud" Henry, Jr. (Donna) of Columbus, Ohio, Richard and
Jean Henry, Brice "Ed" and Majel Henry and Don and Della Henry, all of Wellston; Herb and
Harriet Henry of Washington, C. H. and John and Marsha Henry of Jackson; 37 grandchildren; 75
great-grandchildren; 27 great-great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.

Florence was the last of her immediate family.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with the
Rev. Steve Mathews officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston. Friends
may call at the Jenkins Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 until 8 p.m.
Virginia Adair Pierpont
Died: Sunday, February 02, 2003
Age: 86

Virginia Adair Pierpont, age 86, of Wellston, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 2, 2003 at
Edgewood Manor Nursing Facility in Wellston. She was born in Wellston on Oct. 13, 1916 to the
late Clarence and Lucille Long McClung. Virginia was a loving and devoted mother and retired
from the Wellston Store Co. where she was a sales clerk for many years. She was a 1934
graduate of Wellston High School and a long time faithful member of the Hope United Methodist
Church where she belonged to the Wibbler Class.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Jay and Diane Pierpont of Jackson; daughter and
son-in-law, Cindy and Mike Wagner of Circleville; grandchildren, Tyler Pierpont of Jackson and
Tiffany Finnan of Pace, Florida; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Ian and Mackenzie Finnan;
brother-in-law Soupie Harris of Wellston as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Roger Pierpont in 1964;
son, Jack Pierpont; sister, Norma Harris; brothers, Robert McClung and Jay McClung and niece
Janet Ebright.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Hope United Methodist Church in Wellston
with the Rev. Bob Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery. Memorial
contributions can be made to the Hope United Methodist Church Stained Glass Window Fund, 219
East First Street, Wellston, Ohio.
Rev. Lowell David Martin
Died: Sunday, February 02, 2003
Age: 59

Rev. Lowell David Martin, 59, of Dresden, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2003 at his
home in Dresden. Church and family were his life, heaven is now his home.

He was born August 20, 1943 to Bertha L. Martin of Oak Hill and the late Clarence H. Martin. A
1961 graduate of Oak Hill High School, he received a B.S. degree in Industrial Management from
the Ohio State University in 1967 and was employed at the Timken Company from 1967 to 1989.
In 1989 he felt the call to enter the pastoral ministry. He attended the United Theological
Seminary in Dayton while serving the Martinsville and Westboro United Methodist churches and
received a Masters in Theology in 1992. He also served the Zion United Methodist Church in
Whitehouse and most recently, the Dresden United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Janet (Herbert) Martin, whom he married June 20, 1964;
daughters Sheryl (Bret) Herren of Centerburg, Susan Hayes of Cambridge; five grandchildren,
Joe, Brittany, and Zachariah Herren, and Jennifer and Jessica Hayes; three sisters, Joyce
(Sheriden) Hughes of Marion, Barbara (Denver) Nelson of Greenup, Ky., and Janet (Phillip)
Rowell of Kaneohe, Hawaii.

A brother, Marvin Martin, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at the Dresden United Methodist
Church where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday with Newark District Superintendent Rev.
Sue Ellen Miller officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service Thursday. Burial
will follow in the Dresden Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Dresden United Methodist Church or Genesis
Hospice; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

To send a note of condolence or for directions, please refer to www.vocfh.com.
Martha Funk
Died: Saturday, February 01, 2003
Age: 67

Martha Irene Funk of 612 South Michigan Avenue, Wellston, passed away at her home Saturday,
February 1, 2003.

Martha was born January 7, 1936 to Noel and Erma Dillinger Funk. She was preceded in death by
both parents; one sister, Carolyn; and one brother, William.

Martha is survived by five brothers, Curtis, Paul, Edward, Joe, all of Wellston and Donald of
Ewington. Also surviving are two sisters, Gloria Moore and Brenda Funk, both of Wellston.

Martha was a 1953 graduate of Wellston High School. Before retirement in January 2000, she
was employed by the Louvee Theater, Wellston Sentinel, Wellston Sentry, Wellston Telegram, the
Journal-Herald and the Times-Journal.

Friends may call Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 11 a.m. with
A.B. Maloy officiating. Internment will be at the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston.
Jeffrey D. Brady
Died: Saturday, February 01, 2003
Age: 43

Jeffrey D. Brady, age 43, of Wellston, passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 1, 2003 at the Holzer
Medical Center-Jackson. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 3, 1959, son of Marilyn Starcher
Brady of Wellston and the late Vean E. Brady. Jeff was a 1977 graduate of Wellston High School
where he participated in football, wrestling and track. He was a draftsman having worked at the
former McNally Pittsburg Manufacturing Co. and was a member of the Hope United Methodist
Church.

Besides his mother, he is survived by daughter, Stephanie Brady Connelly and husband Art of
Beaufort, South Carolina; grandchildren, Jillian and A. J.; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and
Jr. Price of Wellston; nephew, Bryan Hollingshead of Wellston; aunts and uncles, Hannah Shearer
of Wellston; Jane and Jack Downard of Wellston and Cathy and Dane Blamer of Washington, C.
H. as well as several cousins.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Swisher and Katie Starcher
and Vean and Florence Brady.

Calling hours were held Monday, 5 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston where
funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Bob Davis officiating. Burial followed in
the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Betty L. Myers
Died: Friday, January 31, 2003
Age: 74

Betty L. Myers, age 74, formerly of Columbus, most recently of Jackson, passed away at Ohio
State University Hospital in Columbus on Friday January 31, 2003.

She was born January 24, 1929 in Lawrence County to the late Everett and Edna Miller. She
graduated from Jackson High School and was a secretary for Kokosing Inc., a concrete
construction company.

She is survived by a niece Linda (Curtis) Bachtel, a great nephew Jeremy (Hanna) Bachtel and
many friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond Myers on Feb. 8, 2002 and one sister Winifred
(Glenn) Crosier.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, February 3 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with
burial to follow at the Gallia Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m on Sunday, February 2
at the funeral home.
Frances Joan Brennan
Died: Friday, January 31, 2003
Age: 78

Frances Joan Brennan, 78, of Wellston, died unexpectedly on Friday morning, January 31, 2003
at Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on July 24, 1924,
daughter of the late Hugh and Louise Will Rudity.

She was a 1942 graduate of Holy Redeemer High School of Portsmouth and was employed as a
secretary for the New Boston Steel Company. She had lived in Wellston for the past 45 years
where she was an employee of the Brennan Family Company. She volunteered much of her time
to the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church where she assisted in cooking and cleaning. In her
spare time, she was an avid bingo player.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kristin Louise in 1956; a brother,
John H. Rudity; and a sister, Ann Kathryn Falk.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Robert L. Brennan; one son and daughter-in-law,
Terry and Cheryl Brennan of Wellston; one daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Michael
Johrendt of Columbus; six grandchildren, Christopher Bethel, Brandon Brennan, Shawn Brennan
and Erron Brennan of Wellston, Trevor Johrendt of Springfield and Melissa Johrendt of Columbus;
three great grandchildren, Denisha, Jonathan and Zachary Bethel; and several nieces and
nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Wellston
with Father Donald Maroon officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Portsmouth
at 2 p.m. on Monday. Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Sunday from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. on Sunday.

The family suggests that donations in her memory be made to the American Cancer Society or to
the Sts. Peter and Paul School Fund.
Edith Jane Davis
Died: Thursday, January 30, 2003
Age: 81

Edith Jane Davis, age 81, of Gallipolis, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003 at University Hospital in
Columbus. Born Aug. 11, 1921 in Gallia County, daughter of the late Thomas and Marie Grube
Jones. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Annette
Davis.

Edith was a retired school teacher, having taught in Gallia, Jackson, and Pickaway Counties, she
retired after teaching almost 30 years. She was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church,
and the Gallia County Retired Teachers Association.

She married James Ray Davis on May 16, 1942 in Gallia County who survives, along with a
daughter, Betty (David) Bowman of Jackson; a son, Wendell Davis of Gallipolis; three
grandchildren, Jennifer (Walter) Lewis of Williamsport, David K. (Willa) Bowman of Jackson,
Jeremy Davis of Jackson, and Jamie (Stacy) Davis of Patriot; three great-granddaughters; one
great-grandson; along with several nieces, nephews and close friends.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, 810
Second Ave., Gallipolis, Ohio, with the Revs. Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Neal
Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. To send a
condonlence to the family visit us at www.timeform·emory.com/whw
Rupert Dean Leedy
Died: Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Age: 74

Rupert Dean Leedy of Timonium, Maryland, died on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, after a brief
illness. Mr. Leedy was born in Wytheville, Va., on Sept. 8, 1928 to the late Rupert and Avis Leedy
and moved with his family to a farm in Ohio when he was three. As a boy, Mr. Leedy farmed with
plow horses, grew grains and raised beef cattle. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1946
and then obtained a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Ohio State University. After graduation,
he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps, where he spent two years during the Korean Conflict and
rose to the rank of Captain. Upon discharge, he joined the John Deere Co. in Columbus, Ohio.
This job later moved him and his family to Timonium, where he remained until his retirement in
1984.

Mr. Leedy was married for 48 years to the former Mary J. Huber of Swanton, Ohio, who survives
him. He is also survived by two sons, Charles D. Leedy (and wife Barbara) of Durham, N. C. and
David B. Leedy of Dallas, Texas; three grandsons, Alexander, Brandon and Cameron of North
Carolina; four sisters, Hope Keller, Charlene McKenzie, Vivian Bevins, Mary Avis Evans and one
brother, Donald Leedy, all of Ohio.

Mr. Leedy enjoyed gardening, woodworking, attending Bible studies and baking his favorite meat
loaf for the soup kitchen at first United Evangelical Church on Eastern Avenue. With his
grandsons, he enjoyed fishing, camping, cheering them on in their sporting events and showing
them the local sites each summer when they stayed with him and his wife for "Camp Timonium".
Mr. Leedy would travel to North Carolina regularly to participate in camping trips and the annual
Pinewood Derby race with his grandsons and their scout group. He had been looking forward to
joining the Boy Scouts on a trip to the International Scout Camp in Kandersteg, Switzerland this
summer. He was a member of the Swiss Club of Baltimore and the Council on Foreign Affairs.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Saturday, Feb. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew
Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Jackson Christian Church at
1 p.m. with the Revs. Kenneth Leedy and Roger Cartwright officiating. Burial will follow in
Fairmount Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the R. Dean Leedy Memorial Fund, Boy Scout 39,
606 Churchill Drive, Chapel Hill, N. C. 27514.
Harold King, Sr.
Died: Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Age: 66

Harold King, Sr., age 66, of 625 W. Broadway St., Wellston, passed away Jan. 29, 2003 at
O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. Harold was preceded in death by his parents,
Arthur and Elizabeth (Vititoe) King; brother, Jasper King and six brothers who died at birth.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Phyllis (Queen) King; daughter, Cathy (Bill) Cline of Lancaster;
sons, Harold King, Jr., of Carroll, Ohio and Donald (Darlene) King of Wellston; five brothers,
Melvin Max (Faye) King, Donald (Ailena) King, Arthur Wesley King, all of Jackson, Thomas King of
Wellston, James King of Coalton; 12 grand-children and 11 great-grandchildren.

Harold was attending church at the Trinity Pentecostal Church of God in Wellston.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home with the
Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial followed in Ridgewood Cemetery. Calling hours were held
Friday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Cecile E. McGinnis
Died: Tuesday, January 28, 2003
Age: 98

Cecile E. McGinnis, age 98, of Tarlton, Ohio. formerly of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Jan. 28,
2003 at the Brown Memorial Nursing Home in Circleville, Ohio. She was born in Jackson County,
Ohio, on April 25, 1904 to the late Walter B. and Dora (Rice) Eubanks. In addition to her parents,
she was predeceased by her husband Rev. T. R. McGinnis; three brothers and one sister.

Mrs. McGinnis was a member of the Grace Methodist Church, Jackson, Ohio, where she served as
Choir Director, Sunday School Teacher and in other capacities.

She is survived by two daughters, Florence Fogler, Tarlton, Ohio and Phyllis Bailor of Lancaster,
Ohio; one sister, Luella Freeland of Jackson; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Thursday, Jan. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7
p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church Friday, Jan. 31, at 11
a.m. with the Revs. Wendell Vermillion, George Copus and Pastor John Michaels officiating. Burial
will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Betty F. Jones
Died: Sunday, January 26, 2003
Age: 83

Betty F. Jones, age 83, of Wellston, died Sunday morning, Jan. 26, 2003, at the Jenkins Memorial
Health Facility in Wellston. She was born March 14, 1919, in Wellston, daughter of the late Roy
and Daisy Roach Downard. She was a 1937 graduate of Wellston High School and was a
homemaker.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Ralph, Eugene, and William; sisters,
Virginia Williams and Mona Downard.

She is survived by husband, Gilbert H. Jones; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Janise
Jones of Jackson; two grandchildren, Ryan (Aimee) Jones and Jason Jones; two brothers, Jack
(Jane) Downard of Wellston and Roy (Margaret) Downard of Florida; five sisters, Mary Downard
and Marion DeWitt of Wellston, Pat (Jim) Raines of Wilkesville, Jane (Max) Partee of McArthur,
Marjorie of Cincinnati; also several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Graveside services will follow Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston
with the Reverend Jerry Lung officiating. A funeral procession will form at the Jenkins Chapel for
those going to the cemetery.
Delbert W. Lemaster
Died: Saturday, January 25, 2003
Age: 87

Delbert W. Lemaster, 87, of Chillicothe, formerly of Jackson, died at home in his sleep on January
25, 2003. He was born in Johnson County, KY on May 2, 1915, the son of Sherman and Hattie
Lemaster. On August 17, 1938, he married Nola Meade, who survives.

Also surviving are a son Darryl (Frankie) Lemaster of Boynton Beach, FL and a daughter Chloe
(Jim) Schauseil of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Darryl C. Lemaster Jr., Tracy Bonilla, Robin
Thompson, all of Florida and Gina Schauseil of Chillicothe and Steve Schauesil of Columbus; six
great-grandchildren all of Florida; brothers Jimmy Lemaster of Florida and Claude Lemaster of
Xenia; sisters, Phyllis McMullen of Franklin, NC and Mildred Short of Thelma, KY.

Mr. Lemaster was a retired coal miner and in later years owned and operated Lemaster's Grocery
Store in Jackson County.

He was predeceased by his parents, daughter Gloria Jean, brother Clifton Lemaster, and sisters
Betty Buzick, Mabel Lewis and Daisy Meek.

Funeral services were held at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, KY on January 30 and
burial followed in the Lemaster Family Cemetery in Chestnut, KY.
Mildred Craddolph Payne
Died: Saturday, January 25, 2003
Age: 89

Mildred Craddolph Payne, age 89 of Gallia County, Oak Hill, Ohio area, passed away Saturday,
Jan. 25, 2003 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. Born Dec. 13, 1913 in Jackson County to the
late Mary Elizabeth (Garnes) Ewing and Theodore Craddolph. Mildred was a member of the Union
Baptist Church of Blackfork and a homemaker.
She is survived by stepson, Charles (Joyce) Payne of London; two stepdaughters, Betty (Fred
Sr.) Newsom and Dollene Scott, both of Columbus; numerous step grandchildren; nieces, Mary
Logan, Clemevest Anderson, Alice Mullins, Dorothy Smith, Joyce (Lester) Anderson, Clarissa
(Fauizi) Tayim, all of Columbus; nephews, Rev. Lowell Ford, Rev. Roger (Christal) Ford, and
Steven Ford, all of Oak Hill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Marion "Speed"
Payne, July 13, 1989; first husband James Coker; brother Irvin James Ford; half-brother, Oscar
Craddolph and stepson, John Payne.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Union Baptist Church, Blackfork
with the Rev. Roger Ford and Pastor William Lynch officiating. Interment will follow in Union
Baptist Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis
Funeral Home in Oak Hill and 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.
Rev. Ernest C. Ferguson
Died: Saturday, January 25, 2003
Age: 79

Rev. Ernest C. Ferguson, age 79, Bridge Street, Waverly, Ohio, formerly of Jackson, Ohio, passed
away at his home on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003. He was born Oct. 25, 1923 in Elyria, Ohio to the
late Ernest and Susie (Linn) Ferguson. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first
wife, Elizabeth (Williams) Ferguson.

Ernest was a teacher for two years at the Christian School of Germantown, Philadelphia; was a
full time Pastor of the following churches, Walloon Lake Community Church, Walloon Lake,
Michigan, Markey Community Baptist Church, Roscommon, Michigan, First Baptist Church, Tawas
City, Michigan, First Baptist Church, Tiffin, Ohio, and the First Baptist Church, Blairsville,
Pennsylvania; also, he was Interim Pastor of the following churches, First Baptist, Sturgis,
Michigan, Essexville Community Baptist Church, Essexville, Michigan, First Baptist Church,
Plymouth, Michigan, First Baptist Church, Jackson, Ohio (served twice as the Interim), First
Baptist Church, Coalton, Ohio, First Baptist Church, Washington Courthouse, Ohio, Bellevue First
Baptist, Bellevue, Ohio, Howard Methodist Church and Bear Creek Methodist Church, Lucasville,
Ohio, and the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, Oak Hill, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Barch) Ferguson; one son, James (JoAn) Ferguson of
Virginia; one daughter, Helen Melnick of North Carolina; two stepsons, Donald Lyon of Waverly,
Ohio and Mike Lyon of Chillicothe, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Dixie Wright of Waverly, Ohio and
Marilyn Hatfield of Circleville, Ohio; one brother, James R. (Fergy) Ferguson of Elyria, Ohio; one
sister, Helen Jason of Elyria, Ohio; three grandchildren and 10 stepgrandchildren.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson, Monday, Jan. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral
services were held at the First Baptist Church, Jackson, Ohio on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. with
the Revs. Rick Holland, David Stulley and Steve Wright officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Ross County Adena Hospice,
1111 W. Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.
Roy E. Rawlins
Died: Friday, January 24, 2003
Age: 42

Roy Edward Rawlins, age 42, of Marion, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in Marion. He was born Oct.
6, 1960 in Oak Hill, Ohio, a son of the late Dahl Rawlins, Jr. and Wanda Jean Lambert of
Thurman, Ohio who survives.

He is survived by two sons, Roy Eugene Rawlins and Daniel Edward Rawlins, both of Marion; one
daughter, Gina Lorain Rawlins of Marion; two brothers, Steven Ray Rawlins of Powhatan Point,
Ohio and Michael Lee Lambert of Thurman; two sisters, Rose Ann Ladd of Plain City, Ohio and
Carolyn Jean Turner of Gallipolis; one grandchild.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Shawna Donna Marie
Siezmore.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at the D. W. Davis Funeral Home in South
Webster with the Rev. John Baker officiating and interment in Scioto Furnace Cemetery. Friends
may call after 9 a.m. Monday and until the time of the services at the funeral home.
Zelma L. Taylor
Died: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Age: 94

Zelma Leffler Taylor, 94, of Jackson, formerly of Chesapeake, OH, died Tuesday, January 21,
2003 at Heartland of Jackson. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Schneider-Griffin
Funeral Home with Pastor Daryl Fourman officiating.

Zelma was born September 23, 1908 in Jackson County to the late Henry and Rhoda Plumb
Leffler. She was a homemaker and attended Chesapeake United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oakey William Taylor; one
son, Emory Eugene Taylor; and three brothers, William, Floyd and Elmer Leffler.

Zelma is survived by two sons, Paul and Merrill Taylor; daughter Norma Taylor Esque; and seven
grandchildren, William and David and Floyd Taylor, Deborah Taylor Knight, Robert William Taylor,
Laura Taylor Upham, and Jennifer Taylor.

Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at
Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home in Chesapeake.

The family wishes to thank the extended family and friends, neighbors and caregivers who Zelma
affectionately referred to as Zelma's kids. Our heartfelt appreciation for Susan and Daniel Brady
for standing in the gap to handle the tough calls and providing watch and care for Zelma and the
family. To friends and neighbors Paul Maynard, Carol and Paul Leffingwell, and Emmett Esque,
we are forever thankful for the constant support, errands, delivery services and willingness to
help.

Our sincere gratitude to another group of Zelma's kids, Thelma Bone Lafon for the visits and
constant supply of Zelma's very favorite foods, Nancy Black who always knew how to handle
every need and situation, and a special tribute to the late Hope Bone who was a daily source of
inspiration, making every day for Zelma a gift to look forward to.

Our thanks and appreciation to the staff and numerous care providers at Ultimate Health Care,
Inc. for the care concern and compassion provided and a special debt of gratitude to the late Mrs.
Kelly Cople, R.N. whose medical care and supervision and personal compassion for Zelma far
surpassed any professional requirements.

And also a special thank you to the staff of Heartland of Jackson, where she resided for the past
several months.

Condolences may be expressed at www.schneidergiffin.com
Zelma L. Taylor
Died: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Age: 94
Zelma Leffler Taylor, 94, of Jackson, formerly of Chesapeake, OH, died Tuesday, January 21,
2003 at Heartland of Jackson. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Schneider-Griffin
Funeral Home with Pastor Daryl Fourman officiating.

Zelma was born September 23, 1908 in Jackson County to the late Henry and Rhoda Plumb
Leffler. She was a homemaker and attended Chesapeake United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oakey William Taylor; one
son, Emory Eugene Taylor; and three brothers, William, Floyd and Elmer Leffler.

Zelma is survived by two sons, Paul and Merrill Taylor; daughter Norma Taylor Esque; and seven
grandchildren, William and David and Floyd Taylor, Deborah Taylor Knight, Robert William Taylor,
Laura Taylor Upham, and Jennifer Taylor.

Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at
Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home in Chesapeake.

The family wishes to thank the extended family and friends, neighbors and caregivers who Zelma
affectionately referred to as Zelma's kids. Our heartfelt appreciation for Susan and Daniel Brady
for standing in the gap to handle the tough calls and providing watch and care for Zelma and the
family. To friends and neighbors Paul Maynard, Carol and Paul Leffingwell, and Emmett Esque,
we are forever thankful for the constant support, errands, delivery services and willingness to
help.

Our sincere gratitude to another group of Zelma's kids, Thelma Bone Lafon for the visits and
constant supply of Zelma's very favorite foods, Nancy Black who always knew how to handle
every need and situation, and a special tribute to the late Hope Bone who was a daily source of
inspiration, making every day for Zelma a gift to look forward to.

Our thanks and appreciation to the staff and numerous care providers at Ultimate Health Care,
Inc. for the care concern and compassion provided and a special debt of gratitude to the late Mrs.
Kelly Cople, R.N. whose medical care and supervision and personal compassion for Zelma far
surpassed any professional requirements.

And also a special thank you to the staff of Heartland of Jackson, where she resided for the past
several months.

Condolences may be expressed at www.schneidergiffin.com
Zelma L. Taylor
Died: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Age: 94

Zelma Leffler Taylor, 94, of Jackson, formerly of Chesapeake, OH, died Tuesday, January 21,
2003 at Heartland of Jackson. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Schneider-Griffin
Funeral Home with Pastor Daryl Fourman officiating.

Zelma was born September 23, 1908 in Jackson County to the late Henry and Rhoda Plumb
Leffler. She was a homemaker and attended Chesapeake United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oakey William Taylor; one
son, Emory Eugene Taylor; and three brothers, William, Floyd and Elmer Leffler.

Zelma is survived by two sons, Paul and Merrill Taylor; daughter Norma Taylor Esque; and seven
grandchildren, William and David and Floyd Taylor, Deborah Taylor Knight, Robert William Taylor,
Laura Taylor Upham, and Jennifer Taylor.

Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at
Schneider-Griffin Funeral Home in Chesapeake.

The family wishes to thank the extended family and friends, neighbors and caregivers who Zelma
affectionately referred to as Zelma's kids. Our heartfelt appreciation for Susan and Daniel Brady
for standing in the gap to handle the tough calls and providing watch and care for Zelma and the
family. To friends and neighbors Paul Maynard, Carol and Paul Leffingwell, and Emmett Esque,
we are forever thankful for the constant support, errands, delivery services and willingness to
help.

Our sincere gratitude to another group of Zelma's kids, Thelma Bone Lafon for the visits and
constant supply of Zelma's very favorite foods, Nancy Black who always knew how to handle
every need and situation, and a special tribute to the late Hope Bone who was a daily source of
inspiration, making every day for Zelma a gift to look forward to.

Our thanks and appreciation to the staff and numerous care providers at Ultimate Health Care,
Inc. for the care concern and compassion provided and a special debt of gratitude to the late Mrs.
Kelly Cople, R.N. whose medical care and supervision and personal compassion for Zelma far
surpassed any professional requirements.

And also a special thank you to the staff of Heartland of Jackson, where she resided for the past
several months.

Condolences may be expressed at www.schneidergiffin.com
Jennie V. Mae Walker
Died: Tuesday, January 21, 2003
Age: 78

Jennie V. Mae (Karr) Walker, age 78, of Orient, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at her
home. She was born October 3, 1924 in Columbus, the daughter of the late Bessie E. (Greene)
and Marion L. Wilson. Jennie Mae graduated from Central High School in Columbus at the age of
16. After graduation, she went to work for the Beacon Insurance Company as a secretary and
remained there until she married. After raising her family, she worked at the Orient State
Institute for many years from which she retired as an administrative assistant. Jennie Mae was a
member of the Turn Point Apostolic Church. For many years, she was very active with the
church. She served as a Sunday School teacher, was the pianist and assisted her first husband
with the youth group and choir. She always made her home open to everyone. Jennie Mae had a
deep passion for flowers. When she wasn't planting and enjoying her flower gardens, she was
busy making arrangements for someone. She always knew how to make her family feel loved
and important. In the last couple of years, Jennie Mae was excited about the traveling that she
and her husband had done and were planning. Nothing meant more to Jennie Mae than her
beliefs, her love of God and her family.

Jennie Mae is survived by her loving husband, Stuart E. Walker, whom she married May 13,
2000; daughters, Connie (Roger) Newsom of Jackson and Linda (Jerry) Ott of Orient;
stepdaughters, Mary Kay (David) Wilson and Nancy (Tom) Davis; grandchildren, Craig Newsom,
Ron (Heather) Newsom, Sara (Mike) Greene, Jody (Jeremy) Roberts and Benjamin (Jennifer) Ott;
step grandchildren, April Wilson, Lisa (Chris) Keller, Crystal (bill) Dail, Amy and Melissa Davis,
Jennifer (Jacks) Hughes, Leah Johnson and Katie Johnson; great-great grandchildren, Brooklyn
Sloter, Owen and Brennen Greene, Samson Ott, Gabriel Wilson, Sydney and Kellie Keller, Raina
Hughes and Blake Blackburn; brother Johnny (Goldie) Wilson of Newark; special niece, Suzy
Johnson and many other relatives and friends.
Jennie Mae is preceded in death by her first husband of 48 years, C.C. Karr, parents, sisters, Lora
Righter and Eva Arzamendi.

Calling hours will be Thursday, January 23, 2003 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Schoedinger
Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City, where the funeral service will be 10 a.m., Friday,
January 24, 2003 with Rev. Paul M. Cook officiating. Graveside service and internment 1:30 p.m.
Friday at Fairmont Cemetery, Jackson, Ohio. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to send
condolences to her family.
Joanne McGhee
Died: Sunday, January 19, 2003

Joanne McGhee, of Temple Terrace passed away January 19, 2003 at University Community
Hospital. She was a native of Jackson, Ohio, where she worked for the U.S. Postal Service. She
moved to Temple Terrace in 1973. Joanne was a member of the Temple Terrace United Methodist
Church. She was also a member of Temple Terrace Ladies Golf Association.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; daughter, RoAnn and her husband, Bob Mackenzie; son,
David and his wife, Becky; five grandchildren, Lexie, Katie, Amy, Jason, and Kasee; four sisters,
Marilyn (Dick) Brown, Nancy (Dale) Wickline, Peggy (Rich) Lanier, and Dianne (Jimmie) Moore;
two brothers, Harold (Janet) Rowe, and Roger (Connie) Rowe; sister-in-law, Mary (Carl) Gentil.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the cancer foundation. Viewing was held at C. E.
Prevatt Funeral Home from 6 -7 p.m. where services were held Tuesday, January 21 at 11 a.m.
at the Temple Terrace United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Jerry Johnson officiating. C.
E. Prevatt Funeral Home 813-988-7371.
Elizabeth J. Lewis
Died: Sunday, January 19, 2003
Age: 78

Elizabeth J. (Betty) Lewis, age 78, of Patriot, Ohio died Sunday, January 19, 2003 at Heartland of
Jackson. She was born in Lawrence County on March 16, 1924 to the late Frank Clay and Mary
Belle Miller Clay.

She was formerly employed by Heartland, Rio Grande College, Southwestern Schools and
Greenthumb.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband John Lewis in 1990. She was also preceded in death
by sons Donnie and David; brothers John, Paul and William Clay; and sisters Katherine Miller and
Milda Reed.

She is survived by sons Jackie Lewis of Gallia, Mike Lewis of Columbus and Jerry Lewis of Gallia;
daughters Sharon Robinson of Columbus, Barbara (Jim) Stepp Workman of South Shore, KY,
Mary Stephens of Worthington, Candy (Steve) Gallinan of Kenton and Nancy (Travis) McLean of
Pleasant Hill; brothers Charles Clay of Gahanna, Leonard Clay of Dayton and Gene Clay of
Ironton; and sister Annett Holloway of Oak Hill.

She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill on Wednesday from 4-8
p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 23 at 11 a.m. with
Rev. Cline Rawlins officiating. Burial will follow in Peniel Cemetery.
Mary C. Starcher
Died: Sunday, January 19, 2003
Age: 90
Mary Catherine "Katie" Starcher, age 90, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003
at the Edgewood Manor Nursing Facility in Wellston. She was born in Berlin, W. Va. on March 7,
1912 to the late James D. and Minnie Morrison Allman.

Katie retired as a case worker for the Jackson County Human Services Department. She was a
member of the Berlin Methodist Church, former clerk for the Washington Township School Board,
and a former member of the Wellston Senior Citizens.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn Brady of Wellston, Jane and Jack Downard
of Wellston and Catherine and Dane Blamer of Washington Court House; grandchildren, Brenda
Price, Jeffrey Brady, Jack Michael Downard, Lisa Kay Downard, Andrea Lee Blamer, Susan Rae
Blamer and William Cottrell; great-grandchildren, Stephanie Connelly, Bryan Hollingshead, Brandi
Downard, Corey McLain and Chandler David Manning; great-great-grandchildren, Jillian Connelly
and A. J. Connelly; sisters-in-law, Thelma Helm of Ironton, Mary E. Morrison of Salem, Va. and
Velma Allman of Jane Lew, W. Va.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Swisher F. Starcher in 1985,
and brothers, Wade Allman and Howard Allman.

Calling hours were set for Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Glen Herman
officiating, and burial in Ridgewood Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Hope United Methodist Stained
Glass Window Fund, 221 East First Street, Wellston, OH 45692.
Lester C. Malone
Died: Sunday, January 19, 2003
Age: 78

Lester C. Malone, age 78, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003 at his home.

Born Dec. 15, 1924 to the late Samuel and Stella (Eley) Malone in Waterloo, Ohio, he was a
World War II Army veteran and a retired heavy equipment operator. For many years he and his
wife operated the Malone's Machine Shop.

He is survived by three sons, James C. (Rhea) Malone of Mt. Gilead, Lester R. (Kay) Malone of
Oak Hill and Gustav H. Malone of Marysville; two daughters, Edna G. (Ray) Noble of Mt. Gilead
and Susan K. (Harold) Cochran of Jackson; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; two
brothers, Walter Malone of Fredericktown and Dewey Malone of Marion; and three sisters, Lexie
Belcher of Oak Hill, Leila Simpkins and Genevea Mullins of Marion.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna Gustina Malone in Feb. 25, 2000; a son,
Samuel Leroy Malone, and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson, with burial following at Macedonia Cemetery, and the Reverend Jerry Eaton officiating.
Calling hours were set for Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
T. Ruth Allen
Died: Friday, January 17, 2003
Age: 92

T. Ruth Allen, age 92, of Centerville (St. Leonard's), died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003 in Huntsville.
Alabama. She was born in Jacksonville, Indiana and a graduate of Wellston High School Class of
1928. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Bussard-Barnes-Vaniman Funeral Home,
Eldorado, Ohio
John H. Bishop
Died: Friday, January 17, 2003
Age: 78

John H. Bishop, lovingly known as "Pops," 78, of Pataskala, Ohio, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2003 at
his residence. Funeral services were set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Kauber-Miller Funeral
Home, 289 S. Main Street, Pataskala, with Rev. Joseph Farry officiating. Burial was to be in
Kirkersville Cemetery.

Mr. Bishop was born April 16, 1924 in Wellston, Ohio, to the late William and Edna Huston
Bishop. He retired after 27 years with Lucent Technologies, Inc., Columbus. He also was a
lifetime farmer in the Pataskala area; a member of the U.S. Navy during World War II, aboard
the U.S.S. Slater; a member of the Central Ohio Balloon Club, and he spent a lot of time working
as an auctioneer assistant.

He is survived by five daughters: Julie (John) Kennard of Pataskala, Jeri (Gary) King of Pataskala,
Joyce (Tony) Brown of Phoenix, Ariz., Janet Calore-Bishop of West Chester, Ohio, and Joan
(Steven, Jr.) Chambers of Columbus; seven grandchildren: Nathan and Jonathan Frey, Tony,
Jennifer and Katie Calore, Dylan King and Steven Chambers III; one great-granddaughter, Akira
Frey; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Betty Bishop of Hebron and Judy Epperly
of Pickerington; and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Gene Bishop.

The family was to receive friends from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at the
funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice at Mt. Carmel or to the U.S.S.
Slater Restoration Fund. An online memorial will be located at kaubermiller.plan4ever.com.

"Pops, fly high -- we wish you calm winds and soft landings."

--Your girls
Laura E. Rupert
Died: Thursday, January 16, 2003
Age: 99

Laura E. Rupert, age 99, a resident of Birchview Road, Reynoldsburg, Ohio and a former resident
of Jackson, passed away Thursday, January 16, 2003 at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus. She
was a member of the Mayfair Presbyterian Church in Columbus.

She preceded in death by her husband Elmer in 1964.

Mrs. Rupert is survived by sons, John of Reynoldsburg and Dan of Centerville; six grandchildren
and two great grandchildren.

Friends may call Saturday, January 18, 2003 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home in
Jackson, where funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. with burial to follow in Fairmount
Cemetery.
Howard Jarvis
Died: Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Age: 81

Howard Jarvis, age 81 of Wellston, died Tuesday, Jan. 14 at his home. A life-long resident of
Wellston, Howard proudly served in WWII where he received a Purple Heart and participated in
the invasion of Normandy. After the war, he returned home and married Betty Bishop, his wife of
57 years, who survives him. He worked 31 years at the "Pants Factory" and retired from the
Southern Ohio Coal Company in 1988. He faithfully attended Zion No. 3 Church in Wellston.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Dora Jarvis, along with four brothers and
one sister.

He is survived by his only son, Alan (Sharon) Jarvis of Wellston; three granddaughters, Mrs. Troy
(Amber) Snow of Coalton, Mrs. Tony (April) Phillips and Mrs. Scott (Alana) Edwards, both of
Wellston; five grandchildren, Matt Phillips, Katy Snow, Eric Edwards, Kelly Snow, and Neysea
Edwards. He is also survived by one brother, Donald Jarvis of Wellston.

He was a devoted family man who deeply loved the Lord.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in
Wellston with Ed Barney officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery. Calling hours were held
at the funeral home from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Military services were conducted at the
graveside.
Howard Jarvis
Died: Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Age: 81

Howard Jarvis, age 81 of Wellston, died Tuesday, Jan. 14 at his home. A life-long resident of
Wellston, Howard proudly served in WWII where he received a Purple Heart and participated in
the invasion of Normandy. After the war, he returned home and married Betty Bishop, his wife of
57 years, who survives him. He worked 31 years at the "Pants Factory" and retired from the
Southern Ohio Coal Company in 1988. He faithfully attended Zion No. 3 Church in Wellston.

He was preceded in death by his parents William and Dora Jarvis, along with four brothers and
one sister.

He is also survived by his only son, Alan (Sharon) Jarvis of Wellston; three granddaughters, Mrs.
Troy (Amber) Snow of Coalton, Mrs. Tony (April) Phillips and Mrs. Scott (Alana) Edwards, both of
Wellston; five grandchildren, Matt Phillips, Katy Snow, Eric Edwards, Kelly Snow, and Neysea
Edwards.

He was a devoted family man who deeply loved the Lord.

Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston with Ed
Barney officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery. Calling hours will be at the funeral home
from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Military services will be conducted at the graveside.
Phyllis Patterson Myers
Died: Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Age: 79

Phyllis Patterson Myers, age 79, of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Crown
Pointe Care Center. Born July 3, 1923 in Jackson, Ohio to William and Bessie (Harrison)
Patterson, She was a graduate of Jackson High School and attended Ohio State University. She
was a retired Agent/Operator of CSX Railroad in Columbus and had previously worked for Ohio
Bell Telephone in Lancaster, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son Thomas Johnson; husbands, John Pieske and
Byron "Barney" Myers; sister, Ruth (Fred) Robinson of Lancaster, Ohio; brothers, Edward
(Dorothy) Patterson of Dayton, Carroll (Collis) Patterson of Lancaster, and Thomas (Doris)
Patterson of Columbus, Ohio.

She is survived by daughter Erin Ashley Bannon of Columbus; nieces, Barbara (Robert) Robinson
of Ormand Beach, Fla., Jane (Rudy) Touvell of Lancaster, Ohio, Christine (Alvin) Powers-Ross of
Springfield, Va,; nephews Edward Robinson of Mission Park, KS, James Patterson of Sausalito,
CA; sister-in-law, Doris Patterson of Columbus; many grandnieces and grandnephews.

At Phyllis' request, no calling hours will be observed. A celebration of her life will be scheduled at
a later date. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to the Scioto Valley Habitat
for Humanity, P.O. Box 6125, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601-6125. Arrangements by Cook & Son -
Palley Funeral Home.
John E. Wilson
Died: Monday, January 13, 2003
Age: 76

John E. Wilson, 76, of Upper Sandusky, passed away Monday, January 13, 2003 at Wyandot
Memorial Hospital in Upper Sandusky following an extended illness.

He was born in Coalton on December 22, 1926 to the late Joseph Edward and Alma (Rice)
Wilson.

He is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Ervin. He is survived by a daughter, Barbara Scott;
son-in-law, Greg Scott of Bucyrus; and two grandchildren, BJ Scott and Sarah Scott.

John was a radio broadcaster in the Jackson, Wellston, Gallipolis area. He also operated the
Wilson Insurance Agency for many years and spent several years on the Jackson City Board of
Education.

He attended school in Coalton and college at the Ohio State University. He was a United States
Army veteran of World War II.

Friends may call at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home in Bucyrus on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.
Graveside services will be held at Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson at 2 p.m. on Thursday Jan. 16
with Pastor J.C. Church officiating.
Tori Christina Rae Sparks
Died: Sunday, January 12, 2003

Tori Christina Rae Sparks, infant daughter of Johnny Ray Sparks and Kelly Henry Beatty of
Wellston, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2003 at The Ohio University Hospital in Columbus.
She was born January 11, 2003. Arrangements are under the direction of McWilliams Funeral
Home, 384-2424.
Mary V. (June) Miller
Died: Sunday, January 12, 2003
Age: 93

Mary V. (June) Miller, age 93, formerly of Jackson, most recently of Centerville, Ohio passed
away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003 at Bethany Lutheran Village of Centerville, Ohio. Born in Logan,
Ohio, Oct. 6, 1909 to the late Frank and Sara (Armstrong) Eberst.

She is survived by sister, Marjorie Sheridan of Beavercreek, Ohio, also many nieces and nephews
survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Arthur R. Miller in 1973, and
sister Freda Marie Palaus.

Graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson, Ohio with
the Rev. Roger Rollins officiating. Arrangements by the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Rosemary Ray
Died: Sunday, January 12, 2003
Age: 67

Rosemary Ray, age 67 of Toledo, Ohio, passed away Jan. 12, 2003. Born to the late Art and
Amanoa (Nichols) Bethel in Jackson, Ohio, Oct. 9, 1935. She was a retired glass worker form
Libbey Glass in 1997, member of North Toledo Arrow Club and enjoyed camping at Sonny's
campground.

She is survived by husband, Alfred Edwin Ray; son, Benny Neil (Beverly) Bethel; daughter, JoAnn
(Danny) Monhollen, Toledo, step-daughters, Debra Ray, Lorri (Larry) George, Lisa (Tim) Combs,
all of Toledo; step-sons, Allan (Sharon) Ray, Toledo; step-son, Ernie (Gerri) Ray of Lexington,
Ky.; sisters, Geraldine Schwanger and Georgia Shook of Jackson; and numerous grandchildren
and great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents; sons, Clifford Avary Browning, Edward Allen Browning
and Mark Allen Browning.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with burial in
Evergreen Cemetery in Coalton, Ohio. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the
funeral home.
Delcia Mae Hamilton
Died: Saturday, January 11, 2003
Age: 62

Delcia Mae Hamilton, 62, of Big Rapid, Michigan, died Jan. 11, 2003 at Grand Rapids. She was
born in Jackson, Ohio. Arrangements under the direction of Jenkins Funeral Chapel.
Tillie Clark
Died: Saturday, January 11, 2003
Age: 46

Tillie Jane Clark, 46, of S. Rhode Island Avenue, Wellston, died at her home on Saturday, Jan 11,
after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Frank (Sag) Brown, and seven
siblings.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Clark; two daughters, Erica and Mandy of Wellston; her
mother, Maxine Brown of Wellston, one grandson, Zane Riley; brothers, Tom of Columbus, Bob
(Donna), Gary (Debbie), Tim, Alvis (Debbie), Larry (Linda), and Anthony (Sally), all of Wellston;
sisters, Judy of Milwaukee, Connie Bush, Joyce Brown, Kathy Dye (Mike), all of Wellston; several
nieces and nephews also survive. Cremation, by her request, by the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home of
Wellston.

A memorial service and dinner will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Danny Holtz
Memorial Building on South Ohio Ave. in Wellston with Pastor Rob Ervin speaking. In leiu of
flowers donations can be made to the family.
Mary Ellen Simpson Scott
Died: Saturday, January 11, 2003
Age: 79

Mary Ellen Simpson Scott, age 79, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, at
Heartland of Jackson, after an extended illness. She was born May 8, 1923, in Lick Township,
Jackson County, Ohio, to the late Francis and Janie (Leach) Simpson. She married Albert Scott on
September 29, 1941. Their home was located on State Route 93, north of Jackson. They were
married over 50 years before his death on July 16, 1992.

Mary was employed at the Hercules Trouser Plant for several years. She was also a cook at
several local restaurants before her retirement. She was a resident of Heartland of Jackson at the
time of her death, where she loved to play bingo and was also an avid reader. While there, she
made many friends and was loved by all. Mary accepted Jesus as her Savior and was baptized
Nov. 30, 2002.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by grandchildren, Ellen Scott,
Thomas Scott, Ricky DeLong, and great-grandchild, Jesse Scott; brothers, Howard, James, and
Everett Simpson, and sister-in-law, Marsha Simpson.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia (Ronald) Murphy and Pauline (Jack) Waugh of
Columbus; four sons, James (Supin) Scott of Thailand, Raymond (Debbie) Scott of W. Rushville,
Ohio, Thomas (Iva Leach) Scott of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Richard (Lucreta) Scott of Lees Summit,
Mo.; six granddaughters, Kathy (Richard) Robbins, Kimberly (Matthew Wireman) DeLong, Mary
(Greg Smith) Waugh, Angela Rhoades, Michelle (Scott) Basinger, and Sharon Coy; five
grandsons, Mark (Cheri) DeLong, Brian (Jodi) Scott, John (Cynthia) Scott, Timothy (Donita)
Scott, and Anthony (Brenda) DeLong; three step-granddaughters, April (Bryan) Vannatta,
Amanda Primmer, and Wanda (Gary) Wycuff; three step-grandsons, Jeremy (Gina) Primmer,
Jared (Megan) Primmer, and Roger Murphy; four brothers, Walter (Louise) Simpson, John (Doris)
Simpson, and Paul (Shirley) Simpson, all of Jackson, and Amos (Delores) Simpson of Georgia;
three sisters, Dorothy Rouse of Jackson, Esther Boyd of Coalton, and Linda (Jerry) Dulaney of
West Virginia; two sisters-in-law, Arleda Rouse Simpson of Jackson and Chloe Moore Mobley of
Georgia; numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends, Judy Majors, the Speakman family,
James DeLong and family, Roy and Mae Crabtree, Frances Sickles, Ronald and Darlene Cameron,
and the residents and staff of Heartland.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Heartland, to the ministers, church
members and visitors for their comfort, kind thoughts and prayers during Mary's illness.

Friends can call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Tues., Jan. 14, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m, where
services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Troy Miller officiating. Burial
will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Beulah Roseberry Adkins
Died: Friday, January 10, 2003
Age: 78

Beulah Roseberry Adkins, age 78, of Oak Hill, departed from this life to be with our Lord and
Savior in Christ on Friday, January 10, 2003 at Heartland of Jackson. Born on May 24, 1924 in
Morgan County, Kentucky to the late Lynn Boyd and Ethel Gilliam Fannin. Beulah was a faithful
member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church, a loving wife, mother, grandma and friend.

She is survived by husband, Lonnie Adkins; four children, Delena Cobb of Lithia, Florida, William
"Bub" Roseberry of Lakeland, Florida, Cloma Ruth Selsor of St. Paris, Ohio, and Dottie Ferne
McCallister of Jackson; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Addie Gilliam and
Wilma Hamm both of Christiansburg, Magalene Morrison of Mt. Orab, Leatha Adkins of W.
Liberty, Kentucky and Joyce Ann Donahue of Columbus; four brothers, Junior Fannin of Thackery,
Dale Fannin of St. Paris, Dean Fannin and Charles Fannin both of Mt. Orab, along with a host of
family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all.

Beulah was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Roseberry; daughter Rachel Roseberry
and sister Arlene Barrow.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2003 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill with Elder Russell Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in Roseberry Cemetery,
Jackson County. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Earl Martin Abele
Died: Friday, January 10, 2003
Age: 62

Earl Martin "Pudge" Abele, age 62, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Jan. 10, 2003 at his residence.
He was born Aug. 20, 1940 to the late Martin F. Abele and mother, Winifred (Martin) Abele
Phillips of Jackson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his mother, Winifred and step-father, Harry M. Philips; aunts and uncles,
Juanita Martin, Richard and Joanne Martin, Charles and Lucille Martin, Ester Jane Abele and Jean
Jones; and also numerous cousins and friends.

The funeral service is set for Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. with burial to follow in Fairmount
Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by Disabled American Veterans Chapter
#45. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13.

***

"Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing
has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life
that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that
we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in that easy way which you always
used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always
laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my
name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without
the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means everything it always meant. It is the same as it ever
was. There is an absolute and unbroken continuity. What is death but a negligible accident? Why
should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well... All is well."
Laura Margaret Hilton
Died: Thursday, January 09, 2003
Age: 90

Laura Margaret (Hank) Hilton, age 90, of Columbus, formerly of Jackson, Ohio, died Thursday,
Jan. 9, 2003, at Mount Carmel Medical Center. Preceded in death by her daughter, Margaret Jane
Hilton; parents, Heber and Ida Hank; brother, Armor H. Hank; Aunt, Sarah Wildman and cousin,
James Wildman.

She is survived by nephews and niece, John L. and J. Stephen Hank and Vickie L. Kreider; sister-
in-law, Bettylou Hank; cousins, Marion Ellsworth Wildman and Patricia Payne.

She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Jackson, Ohio, Great
Expectations Poetry Club and was an avid bell collector.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at First Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ), 102 Broadway, Jackson with the Rev. Kathryn Loxley officiating. Burial will follow in
Fairmount Cemetery, Jackson, Ohio. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service.
Arrangements under the Direction of Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High Street,
Worthington, Ohio (614) 885-4006. Donations may be made in Laura's memory to First Christian
Church (Disciples of Christ), 102 Broadway, Jackson, Ohio 45640 or Great Expectations Poetry
Club, c/o Janeen Lepp, 1798 Sawgrass Drive, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068.
Charles E. Warren
Died: Thursday, January 09, 2003
Age: 81

Charles E. Warren, 81, of Cable, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003 at
8:50 p.m. in Mercy Medical Center. He was born April 29, 1921 in Jackson County, Ohio, the son
of Otto and Mary A. (Davis) Warren.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Army, having received a Purple
Heart. He was a retired semi-truck driver, an avid gardener, fisherman and mushroom hunter.
He was a life member of the 80th division of Veterans' Association Blue Ridge Division #450;
VFW Post #15036 -- National Post; VFW Post #1307 -- Springfield; and Roger L. Vickers Post
#787 American Legion Springfield.

Survivors include two sons, Frank (Faith) Warren and Jesse (Patricia) Warren, all of Springfield; a
daughter, Peggy (Andy) Williams of Cable; seven grandchildren, Stacie Warren, Amanda, David
and Adam Warren, Beth Williams, Andreanna and John Castiaux; two great-grandchildren,
Madeline Scarfo and Colton Williams; close special friend, Bob Myers; special niece, Mary
Hughes; and several other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanne Goffin Warren on April 2, 1979; a son,
Richard H. Warren in 1999; a sister, Margaret "Meda" Keller; brothers, Roy, Glen, Martin,
Everett, Forrest, Raymond, Bennett, Walter; and three infant brothers who died at birth; and
loving granddaughter, Danielle Williams in 2002.

Friends called Sunday, Jan. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Jackson Lytle & Ingling Williams Funeral
Home, North Limestone Street, A Dignity Memorial Provider. Services were set for Monday, Jan.
13 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Glen Greenwood officiating, and burial to follow in
Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Charles' memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
James Joseph Savey
Died: Thursday, January 09, 2003
Age: 82

James Joseph (Joe) Savey, 82, passed away Jan. 9, 2003 in Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in
death by his parents, James Vincent Savey and Grace Elizabeth (Clark) Savey. He was also
preceded in death by one brother, John Henry Savey and one sister, Rita Frances Lewis.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Marie (Suter) Savey of Jackson; two brothers,
William Edward of Cincinnati and George B. (Eloise) of Enterprise, Alabama; one brother-in-law,
Gene Lewis of Hamden; two children, Mary (Tom) Thompson of Annapolis, Maryland and John
(Lisa) Savey of Windermere, Florida; nine grandchildren, Katherine (Brent) Moore of Virginia
Beach, Virginia,; Erin Thompson, Joshua Thompson, Rebecca Thompson and Grace Thompson, all
of Annapolis, Maryland, Ashley Savey of Tallahassee, Florida; Kara Beth Savey, Jennifer Savey
and James Savey, all of Windermere, Florida; two great-grandchildren, Haley Moore and Jacob
Moore of Virginia Beach, Virginia; also survived by 15 nieces and nephews.

A lifelong resident of Jackson, Joe was a 1938 graduate of Jackson High School. He was a retired
employee of the United States Postal Service and served in the capacities of Clerk, City Carrier
and as a Rural Carrier for his last 14 years. He was also an avid fan of the Notre Dame Fighting
Irish.

In addition, he was a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, a member of the
Knights of Columbus, a Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Navy, a Honorably
Discharged Veteran of the United States Coast Guard former member of the Jackson City Council,
former member of the Jackson City School Board, Past President and member of the
Southeastern Ohio Official's Association (referee), Past President and member of the Jackson
Lion's Club, Past Exalted Ruler and member of Jackson BPOE #466, member of American Legion
Jefferson Howe Post #81.
Funeral services, under the direction of Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, were held on Saturday,
Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Monsignor Robert Metzger officiating.
Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Jackson.
Ralph G. Scott
Died: Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Age: 84

Ralph G. Scott, age 84 of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2003.

Ralph is survived by one son, Ralph W. Scott and wife Nancy of Daphne, Alabama. Also
granddaughter Stephanie and husband Steve Karp and great- grandchildren Erin and Asly and
granddaughter Elizabeth Scott.

He was an active member of the Black Diamond Lodge #538 and the Shiloh Shrine Club.

Visitation was held at the J. P. Rodgers Funeral Home on Friday, January 10, 2003 from 5 to 8
p.m. The funeral service was held Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 3 p.m. with the Reverend Glen
Herman officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Masonic Lodge, Shrine Club or Hospice.
Ralph G. Scott
Died: Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Age: 84

Ralph G. Scott, age 84, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Nancy; son, Ralph W. Scott of Daphne, Ala.; granddaughters,
Stephanie (Steve) Karp, Elizabeth Scott; and great-grandchildren, Erin and Asly.

Ralph was an active member of the Black Diamond Lodge #538 and the Shiloh Shrine Club.

Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Lodge, Shrine Club or Hospice.

Calling hours were set for Friday, Jan. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home,
Wellston. The funeral was set for Saturday, Jan. 11 at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Glen
Herman officiating. Masonic Services were set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Rita Ray
Died: Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Age: 65

Mrs. Rita Ray age 65, wife of Joseph H. Ray of Ray, Ohio passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2003
at Columbus, Ohio.

She is survived by two sons; Gregory Ray, of Ray, Ohio, Joseph Ray III, Columbus, Ohio and a
daughter Carmen Ray of Orlando, Fla.

Rita was a housewife and lifetime active member of Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson.
While raising her children, she became active in the church scouting program. Rita and her
husband Joe became the church institutional representatives, acting as go-between for the
church and the scouting program. She helped raise membership in Christ United Methodist
Church's Cub Pack 48 from 20 members to 95, and Boy Scout Troop 48 from 5 active scouts to
50. In all, she was responsible for starting 20 separate packs around the community, and she
started the cub day camp program at the local Chief Logan Scout Camp. Rita's activities in the
church included being a member of the choir, lay speaker, Sunday school teaching, and working
as church secretary for nine years. Rita was very civic minded, and a strong advocate for the
underdog. While working as the church secretary she worked with the Salvation Army and
Community Action to help the needy.

Rita received the Prestigious Torch Award at the annual Lakeside Church Conference for
outstanding community service. She was also the first woman in the Shawnee District to receive
Boy Scouting's Silver Beaver award-the award given to an adult for service in scouting. When it
was discovered that there was a high level of arsenic in the local water table, she successfully
campaigned tirelessly to get the government to provide safe drinking water for the community.
She also successfully lobbied the federal government for a 10 million dollar water treatment
plant, which will serve Jackson county residents. She has now gone home to be with her Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ, and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Monday January 13, 2003 at the Christ United Methodist Church in
Jackson with Rev. Gerald Erter, Rev. Dale Lykins, and Diaconal Minister Janie Karl officiating
burial will follow at the Ray Cemetery in Ray, Ohio. Friends may call 2 to 6 pm Sunday January
12, 2003 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Rita Ray
Died: Wednesday, January 08, 2003
Age: 65

Rita Ray, age 65, of Ray, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2003 at Ohio State University
Hospital, Columbus. She is survived by husband Joseph Ray. Friends may call 2 to 6 p.m.
Sunday, January 12, 2003 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 11
a.m. Monday, January 13, 2003 at Christ United Methodist Church of Jackson with burial at Ray
Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are pending and are under the direction of the Eisnaugle-Lewis
Funeral Home.
Andy Orender
Died: Tuesday, January 07, 2003
Age: 22

Andy Orender, age 22 of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at Riverside
Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born Jan. 17, 1980 in Gallipolis, Ohio to father
Charles Orender of Jackson and mother Joy Jones Orender of Jackson. Andy was a member of
the Trinity Chapel Church of Christ in Christian Union and a 1998 graduate of Oak Hill High
School where he excelled in football, basketball, and track. He was employed by the Southern
Ohio Correctional Institution in Lucasville, Ohio.

He is survived by parents; sister Kelli (John) Beatty; brother Eston Orender; maternal
grandparents Evan Dwight and Shirley Jones; nephews John III, Josh and Jace Beatty all of
Jackson; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by paternal grandparents Carl and Amy Orender.

Calling hours will be 2 to 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2003 at the Trinity Chapel Church of Christ in
Christian Union, 14545 State Rte. 93 S., Jackson, where funeral services will be held on
Saturday, Jan. 11 at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Bob Jones officiating. Burial to follow in the Fairmount
Cemetery, Jackson,

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the church in Andy's memory.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Junior C. Adkins
Died: Monday, January 06, 2003
Age: 81

Junior C. Adkins, age 81 of 3402 Jimes Emory Road, Oak Hill, died Monday, January 6, 2003 at
Holzer Medical Center-Gallipolis. He was born September 10, 1921 in Wise, Va., to Jessie Perez
and Stella Adkins Perez.

Junior was retired from Cedar Heights, Clay and was a WWII Army Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Fern Snyder Adkins of Oak Hill; one son, Jeff (Donna) Adkins, Coal
Grove; one step son, Dean (Donna) Snyder of Oak Hill; and step daughter, Gale Snyder, at
home. Also surviving are five grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Junior is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and a step son Rudy Snyder.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday , January 8, 2003 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, with Rev. Jeff Simpson officiating. Friends may call Tuesday, January 7, 2003 from 6 to 8
p.m.

Burial will be in Emory Cemetery.
Audrey Channel
Died: Friday, January 03, 2003
Age: 91

Audrey Channell, age 91, of Athens Street, Jackson, passed away Friday, January 3, 2003 at
Heartland of Jackson nursing home. She was born March 10, 1922, in Jackson County to the late
David and Ella (Stricklen) Leach. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband
Emory Channell; two sons, Robert and Charles, one daughter, Pauline; one granddaughter, and
11 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by one son, William Channell of Cambridge, Ohio; four daughters, Shirley Waugh,
Linda Ervin, both of Jackson, JoAnn Goodwin of Coshocton, Ohio and Janet Burgett of Obetz,
Ohio; one sister, Florence Vance of Lancaster; a sister-in-law, Joyce Channell of Jackson; 18
grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Sunday, Jan. 5 from 4-8 p.m., where services will
be held Monday, Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Rick Holland officiating. Interment services will be
held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
James E. Eisnaugle, Jr.
Died: Thursday, January 02, 2003
Age: 90

James E. Eisnaugle, Jr., age 90, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 2. A lifelong resident of
Jackson, and a veteran of World War II, He was a well-known musician who taught over 700
children and adults piano and organ lessons in private practice for over 40 years in Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna Kate Eisnaugle; wife, Doris Adams
Eisnaugle; brother, Harold Eisnaugle; and sister, Gertrude Leach.

He us survived by a nephew, Albert Dean and (Sally) Leach of Atlanta, Georgia; grand-nephews,
Steve, Ron, and Mark Leach; grand-niece, Kathy Jones, as well as several great-grandnieces and
grand-nephews. He also leaves behind a host of friends including his close friends, John, Susan,
Emily and Sarah Balzer of Jackson.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday with services held on
Saturday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, it was requested that donations be made to the Doris
Adams Eisnaugle Memorial Perpetual Music Endowment Fund benefiting the Jackson High School
Band and Choir departments. Donations may be made to the Oak Hill Bank of Jackson.
Ida Belle Brisker
Died: Thursday, January 02, 2003
Age: 83

Ida Belle Waulke Brisker, age 83, of Coalton died Thursday morning, Jan. 2, 2003, at Edgewood
Manor of Wellston. She was born in Carter County, Kentucky, April 29, 1919, daughter of the late
James Waulke and Rosa Goheen Waulke Fout. She was a 1938 graduate of Coalton High School
and a homemaker. She was a life-time member of the Eagles of Jackson, Ohio, and a member of
the Jackson Senior Citizen Center. She enjoyed making ceramics, flower gardening, reading, and
writing poetry.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Harold Brisker in
1987; daughter, Donna Mae Brisker in 1942; granddaughter, Amy Arthur; three sisters, Nellie,
Florence, Goldie; and a brother, Dick.

She is survived by one son, Larry W. Brisker of Coalton; two daughters, Ivy L. Roche of Oak Hill;
Jane Hanson of Jackson, Ohio; one half-brother, Clement Fout of Columbus, Ohio; eight
grandchildren, Lanissa Wilbur, Barry Brisker, April Hollingshead, Angie Evans, Adam Arthur,
James Roche, Brandyn Roche, Vincent Bradshaw; also four great-granddaughters and several
nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with Pastor Mark
Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Coalton Cemetery. Friends called at the Jenkins Chapel
on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Ida's
memory to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio.
Eileen Carroll McGreevy
Died: Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Age: 76

Eileen Carroll McGreevy, age 76, died Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at First Community Village.
She retired from Moore Business Forms.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John B. McGreevy; parents, John and Frances Carroll;
brothers, Thomas Carroll and Paul Carroll; and grandson, J.P. Haught. She is survived by
children, Julie (Colin) Campbell, Patrick (Connie) McGreevy, Catherine (Patrick) Eisnaugle, James
McGreevy, Jean McGreevy, and Marianne (Michael) Haught; grandchildren, Timothy, Stephen,
and Christopher Campbell, Jessica, Ryan, and Maggie McGreevy, Jennifer and Stephanie
Eisnaugle, and Katie and Jared Haught; brothers, John (Jean) Carroll and Don (Patricia) Carroll;
sisters, Ann Hall and Jane Reese; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Carroll and Karen Carroll.

Friends may call at the Southwick-Good Funeral Chapel, 3100 N. High St., Thursday 2-4 p.m. and
6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service which will be held Friday at 10 a.m. Internment will be
at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions if desired may be made to the
Stephanie Speilman Breast Cancer Fund, C/O The James Cancer Hospital, 300 W. 10th Ave.,
Columbus, OH 43210.
Neva P. Downard
Died: Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Age: 86

Neva Perle (Moler) Downard, age 86, of Wellston went home to heaven to be with her Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ on December 31, 2002. She was born in Vinton County on February 17, 1916
to the late James Pearl Moler and Mary Ellen Booth Moler.

Neva was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Carmel Church where she taught for several
years. She was a former 4-H leader and the 2002 Jenkins Memorial Queen and the Jackson
County Fair Senior Citizen Queen.
Neva is survived by her loving family, daughter Kay Black of Wellston and son Melvin Richard
Downard Jr. of Akron; grandchildren, Paul Edward Rice, Charles Richard Rice, Darlene Kay Black,
Amy Melissa Black, and Rebecca Kay Downard; great grandchildren, Cheyenne Melissa Bowman
and Damion Rosemary "Daisy" Bowman; sisters Louise Jeffries of Columbus and Mary Ellen
Sheets of Wilkesville as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband of over 50 years Melvin
Richard Downard Sr.; brothers George Moler and Carl Moler and sister Lucille Downard.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home. Burial will be in the
Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Carmel Church, C/O Cecil Combs,
217 West Railroad Ave., Hamden, OH 45634.
William T. Haynes
Died: Monday, December 30, 2002
Age: 76

William T. (Bill) (Will) Haynes, age 76, a resident of Obetz, Ohio, passed from this life on
December 30, 2002 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio after an extended illness. He
was born on March 17, 1926 in New Vienna, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Lura (Frye) Haynes; his wife Betsy Jean
(Bowling) Haynes; daughter, Dianna Lynn Haynes; and brothers Roger, Fred and Raymond.

He is survived by one brother, Robert (Barbara) Haynes of Wellston; one son, Ernest (Patricia
Gilliland) Haynes of Coalton, one daughter Susan (Raymond) Brown of Chillicothe. Also surviving
is Bonna Sager-Haynes, his longtime companion of Obetz, Ohio. He is also survived by two
grandson, Michael (Dawn) Hollingshead of Chillicothe and William (Billy) (Tara) Lambert of
Jackson; and two great-grandsons and one great-grandaughter. Also surviving is a special niece,
Judy Norman of Wellston.

Mr. Haynes retired from Jackson-Vinton Community Action Agency in 1992 and was a crew chief
in the home weatherization program. He was also a welder for North American Aviation for many
years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps, serving his country in the South Pacific during
World War II.

Calling hours will be 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, January 2 at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held Friday, January 3 at 2 p.m. with calling hours one hour prior to the service.
Pastor Mark Baker will officiate with burial to follow in Hamden Cemetery with military graveside
services.

Monetary donations can be made in William's name to the Veterans Administration.
David T. Patton
Died: Sunday, December 29, 2002
Age: 54

David T. Patton, age 54, of Wellston, Ohio, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 at Mt. Carmel West
Hospital in Columbus. Born July 9, 1948 in Oak Hill, Ohio, he was the son of the late Harvey
Thomas and Louise (Howell) Patton. He was a member of Jackson Christian Church and former
manager of Meineke Mufflers.

He is survived by his wife, Carol (Pewitt) Patton; son, Joshua Patton of Wellston; daughter,
Jessica Dyan Patton of Wellston; father-in-law, Harold Pewitt of St. Louis, Mo.; sisters-in-law,
Beverly Gore of Lawrenceville, Ga., Jeanne Pewitt and Terry Vliet of Asheboro, N.C., Gerry Bishop
of Phoenix, Ariz., and Joan Barr; brother-in-law, Richard Pewitt of Jackson; and several nieces
and nephews, including Don Patton, Ron Patton, Annie Patton and Ed Patton.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Patton, and a sister, Gladys
Lewis.

Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson, with burial to be at Bethel Cemetery, and Rev. Roger Cartwright officiating. Friends may
call Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Carl W. Ward
Died: Saturday, December 28, 2002
Age: 84

Carl W. Ward, age 84, of Dayton, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away on Dec. 28, 2002. He was
retired from Dayton Tire and Rubber Company, a member of the Mack Memorial Church of the
Brethren and an Army Air Corp veteran of WWII.

Carl is survived by his wife, Norma E.; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Kevin Ballard;
sisters, Thelma McCoy, Helen Stemshorn, both of Jackson; sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and
Dick Garrett of Bellflower, California; brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Hazel Ward of
Jackson.

He was preceded in death by parents, John and Dorothy Ward; sister, Ruth; brother, Dwight.

Interment was made in Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton.
Ruth O. Morrow
Died: Saturday, December 28, 2002
Age: 93

Ruth O. Morrow, age 93, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002 at Four Winds
Nursing Facility. Preceding her in death was her husband, Lewis Morrow. Arrangements are by
McWil-liams Funeral Home, ph. 384-2424.
Michael D. Boggs
Died: Saturday, December 28, 2002
Age: 50

Michael Dean Boggs, age 50, of Maineville, Ohio, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Saturday,
Dec. 28, 2002 at his home. Born Nov. 21, 1952 in Oak Hill, he was the son of the late Vernon
Boggs and Melba (Snyder) Boggs, who survives.

Michael was an area supervisor for Frisch's Restaurant for 30 years, received a master's degree
from Ohio University and a doctorate in education from the University of Cincinnati. He was also
involved in the Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Allison (Workman) Boggs of Maineville; two sons, Matthew and
Nicholas and a daughter, Taylor, all of the home; his mother, Melba; sister, Rachael (Don)
Dempsey of Oak Hill, and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, 202
Maple Ave., Oak Hill, with Rev. Larry Boggs officiating, and burial to follow in Horeb Cemetery.
Calling hours were set for Monday, 2-8 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. at the funeral
home.
Freddie E. Waters
Died: Saturday, December 28, 2002
Age: 75

Freddie E. Waters, age 75, of Ray, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002 at his home. Born
March 28, 1927 in Christian, W. Va., to the late Denny and Lissie (Vance) Waters, he was a
World War II veteran of the United States. He was retired from the Kroger's warehouse as a
forklift operator and was a member of Savage-ville United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eudora (White) Waters; daughter, Carol (Ronnie) Harris of
Bainbridge; three sons, Freddie Edward (Cindy) Waters of Ray, Roger (Nancy) Waters of Jackson
and Darrell Waters of Ray; five brothers, Nelson and James of Ray, Jack and Gilbert of West
Virginia, and Carl of Arizona; five sisters, Daynce of Newark, Dorene, Sarah Jean, Darlene and
Charlotte of Spring-field, Ohio; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by three sons, Doug, Danny and Larry.

Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2 with burial in Hanna Cemetery, and Rev.
Jorge Anido officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by Disabled American
Veterans Chapter #45. Friends may call Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Eisnaugle Funeral
Home, Jackson (ph. 286-2010).
Mary E. Ross
Died: Saturday, December 28, 2002
Age: 79

Mary E. Ross, age 79, of Coble Drive, Burlington, N.C., formerly of Jackson, Ohio, passed away
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002 at Twin Lakes Center, Burlington, N.C.

She was born March 27, 1923 in Akron, Ohio, to the late Gordon Carl and Edna (VanHoy)
Wamsley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William James
Ross, who died in 1998; brothers, Gordon and William Wamsley, and two grandsons, Robby
Bowman and Ross Bowman.

Mary was a member of Johnson Heights United Brother Church and was a former employee of
Stiffler's Store and G. C. Murphy Co. in Jackson.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Betsy R. and Robert Bowman of McLeansville,
N.C. and Susan R. and Willard Wilson of London, Ohio; one sister, Anna Irene Henry of
Barberton, Ohio; one brother, Robert Wamsley of Akron, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Becky
(Jaybond) Vando, Joy (William) Roberts and David Altherr.

Friends may call at Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson on Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m., where services will be held Thursday, Jan. 2 at 2 p.m., with Rev. William Goodall
officiating. Burial will follow in Hamilton Cemetery.
Ronald I. Smittle
Died: Saturday, December 28, 2002
Age: 70

Ronald Irvin Smittle, age 70, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002 at Holzer
Hospital in Jackson, Ohio.

Ronald was born Feb. 1, 1932. He was preceded in death by his parents, C. Irvin and Ethel Davis
Smittle, and an infant brother, William. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a 47-
year member of the Kent Metzler Post #261 American Legion; and a member of the VFW.

He retired from Oak Hill Bank after 33 years of service and recently retired from serving on the
Board of Directors of the bank. He was a member of Horeb Presbyterian Church and a Trustee
and Secretary of Horeb Cemetery. He served for many years on the Oak Hill Public Affairs Board
and was a member of the Oak Hill Library Board.

He was a long-time member of the Chamber of Commerce; served on the Executive Committee
and was former Treasurer of the Jackson County Republican Party. He was a former member of
the Lions Club and many other organizations.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Vergie McCain Smittle; son, Todd Irvin Smittle of Oak Hill;
daughter, Ronda Smittle (Donnie) Aaron of Lakeland, Fla.; sister, Glenna Smittle (David) Thomas
of Lakeland, Fla.; grandchildren, Regan and Raulin Platt, Ty Irvin and Shelby Smittle; uncle, Ivan
L. Davis; and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill on Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m.,
where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m., with interment in Horeb Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Horeb Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are by Deyo-Davis Funeral Home, 1578 West First Ave., Columbus, OH 43212; ph.
(614) 486-2445.
Betty C. Walke
Died: Friday, December 27, 2002
Age: 83

Betty Charlotte Rice Walke, age 83, of Morehead, Kentucky, passed away Friday, December 27,
2002 at the St. Claire Medical Center in Morehead. She was born June 15, 1919, in Jackson,
Ohio, daughter of the late William Gilbert "Jake" Rice and Florence E. Gibson Rice. Her husband,
Glen R. "Sarge" "Pig" Walke, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Walke is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Ron Walke and Dianna Teater Walke of
Morehead, Ky.; granddaughter, Lee Ann Walke Pepper and husband Daryl of Louisville, Ky.;
three great-grandchildren, Anna Cecile Pepper, Mary Charlotte Pepper, and Charles Dexter Lee
Pepper; and one brother, Gilbert Wayne Rice of Jackson, Ohio.

Mrs. Walke was a member of the Morehead First Christian Church. She was a former manager of
the pro shop at the Paintsville County Club and clerk at Chandler's Department Store in
Paintsville, Kentucky.

Funeral Services were conducted Monday, December 30, 2002 at 11 a.m., at the Northcutt and
Son Hoe for Funerals Memorial Chapel with Rev. Harold Tackett and Daryl Pepper officiating;
burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Glenn Johnston, Larry Fannin, Dan Thomas, Bill Huie, Dave Perkins, Ronnie J.
Caudill, Jack Bizzell and Don Litton.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the First Christian Church Living Memorial Fund or Heifer
Project International, C/o First Christian Church, 227 East Main Street, Morehead, Ky., 40351.
Barbara Miller
Died: Wednesday, December 25, 2002
Age: 61

Barbara Miller, age 61 of Powell Drive, Jackson, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at
Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born June 13, 1941 in Jackson to the late Gerald
and Hazel (Exline) White.

She is survived by two sons, Mark Nail of South Carolina and Michael Lee Nail of Columbus; two
sisters, Margaret Spellman of Chillicothe and Carol Hamilton of Oregon, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Sunday December 29, from noon until the time of
service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, with Rev. Sean Mayenschein officiating. Burial will
follow in the Pierce Cemetery.
Everett McFann
Died: Tuesday, December 24, 2002
Age: 73

Everett Eugene McFann, 73, of Pedro, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at his
residence after an extended illness.

Everett was born Dec. 26, 1928, the son of the late Arch McFann and Blanche Delaney McFann
Barker. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He retired after 30 years as
an iron worker for Local #769 in Ashland, Ky. He was a member of Waterloo Masonic Lodge
#532, Past Grand Marshal for the Memorial Day Parade, attended Decatur Washington Schools
and had lived in Lawrence County all of his life. He was of the Baptist faith.

Everett was the widower of Frances I. Wagner McFann, who passed away May 7, 1999. He is
survived by: three daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Mike Akers of Ironton, Julie and Paul
McClain of Franklin Furnace, Penny McFann of Dublin; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and
Chastity McFann of Pedro; eight grandchildren, Jessica Akers of Ironton, Craig Hairston of
Cleveland, Thomas Cox, Christian Cox and Jessica Cox of Franklin Furnace, Dillon McFann and
Isaac McFann of Pedro and Randall Wilson of Franklin Furnace; four great-great-grandchildren,
Makala Wilson, Alexander Cox, Breanna Cox and Hadley Hairston; three brothers, Emory "Pete"
McFann of Pedro, Herman Roth of Ironton and Donald Barker of Kitts Hill; and two sisters,
Virginia Binion of Alliance and Phyllis Moore of Florida.

Funeral services were set for Saturday, Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 So. 7th
St., Ironton, with Rev. Jesse Sizemore officiating. Burial was to follow in Wagner Cemetery.
Friends called Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Masonic services were set for
Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Ironton City Mission, 710
No. 5th St., Ironton, or Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Rd., Lexington, Ky. 40502.
Everett McFann
Died: Tuesday, December 24, 2002
Age: 73

Everett Eugene McFann, 73, of Pedro, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at his
residence after an extended illness.

Everett was born Dec. 26, 1928, the son of the late Arch McFann and Blanche Delaney McFann
Barker. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He retired after 30 years as
an iron worker for Local #769 in Ashland, Ky. He was a member of Waterloo Masonic Lodge
#532, Past Grand Marshal for the Memorial Day Parade, attended Decatur Washington Schools
and had lived in Lawrence County all of his life. He was of the Baptist faith.

Everett was the widower of Frances I. Wagner McFann, who passed away May 7, 1999. He is
survived by: three daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Mike Akers of Ironton, Julie and Paul
McClain of Franklin Furnace, Penny McFann of Dublin; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and
Chastity McFann of Pedro; eight grandchildren, Jessica Akers of Ironton, Craig Hairston of
Cleveland, Thomas Cox, Christian Cox and Jessica Cox of Franklin Furnace, Dillon McFann and
Isaac McFann of Pedro and Randall Wilson of Franklin Furnace; four great-great-grandchildren,
Makala Wilson, Alexander Cox, Breanna Cox and Hadley Hairston; three brothers, Emory "Pete"
McFann of Pedro, Herman Roth of Ironton and Donald Barker of Kitts Hill; and two sisters,
Virginia Binion of Alliance and Phyllis Moore of Florida.
Funeral services were set for Saturday, Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 So. 7th
St., Ironton, with Rev. Jesse Sizemore officiating. Burial will follow in Wagner Cemetery. Friends
may call Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Masonic services will be held
Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Ironton City Mission, 710
No. 5th St., Ironton, or Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Rd., Lexington, Ky. 40502.
James H. Lambert
Died: Monday, December 23, 2002
Age: 80

James Harold Lambert, age 80, of Jackson, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2002 at Sudley Manor
House in Manassas, Va.

Mr. Lambert was a veteran of World War II. He was retired from the District of Columbia
Department of Corrections, and attended Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church in Jackson.

He is survived by his wife, Anna F. Lambert, currently of Manassas, formerly of Jackson; children,
Janette (and Ricky) Purser of Manassas, Va., Dorothy (and Bill) Johnson of Manassas, Va.;
brother, John G. Lambert of Winchester, Ky.; sister, Betty Wood of Vienna, Va.; grandchildren,
Elisabeth "Lisa" Connelly of Sharpsburg, Md., Emily Makely, Sara Phillips and Eric Purser, all of
Manassas, Va.; and great-grandchildren, Ethan and Ellie Connelly, both of Sharpsburg, Md.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, Jan. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, Jackson. Funeral services will take place Friday, Jan. 3 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jack Hughes
officiating, and interment to follow at South Webster Cemetery in South Webster, Ohio.
Mary E. Hutson
Died: Sunday, December 22, 2002
Age: 86

Mary Elizabeth Huston, age 86, of Coffman Street, Jackson, passed away Sunday, December 22,
2002, at Holzer Medical Center-Jackson. She was born November 26, 1916 in Kentucky to the
late Sam and Clara Belle (England) Huston.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by four brothers, Wheeler, Edward, Dink, and
Kenneth Eugene Huston; five sisters, Rosella Vance, Francis Huston, Ruth Huston, Flossie
Venable and Nancy Huston.

She is survived by one son, Keith Huston of Jackson; two grandchildren, Keith Huston, Jr., and
Jenny Ann Huston, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends called at Mayhew Funeral Home Monday, December 23, 2002 from 4 to 9 p.m. where
funeral services were held Tuesday, December 24, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dale Lykins officiating,
Burial followed in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Jean M. Moss
Died: Friday, December 20, 2002
Age: 56

Jean Morrison Moss, age 56, of W. 58th Place, Los Angeles, Calif., passed away at her residence
on Dec. 20, 2002 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

She was born in Columbus, Ohio on April 21, 1946, to the late William Alex Henry and Sarah
Evelyn (Ragland) Morrison. Mrs. Moss was an educator and administrator with the Inglewood
Unified School District and retired after 25 years of service.

She is survived by one daughter, Jamal (Moss) Sharif of Los Angeles, Calif.; one brother, Earl
Wayne Morrison of Chillicothe; one sister, Barbara Young of Washington, D.C.; two
grandchildren, Imani and Jelani; two aunts, Betty Burley of Columbus and Elizabeth Lee of
Chillicothe; and one uncle, John Frank Ragland of Jackson.

Funeral services will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson on Friday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. with
Rev. Roger Ford officiating. Burial will follow in Ragland Cemetery.
Lassie Ball
Died: Friday, December 20, 2002
Age: 87

Lassie Ball, age 87, of Zanesville, Ohio, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2002
at Sunny View Nursing Home in Zanesville. She was born Nov. 15, 1915 in Pike County, Ky. to
the late George and Georgia (Mae) Williamson.

Survivors include a son, George Ball of Oak Hill; three daughters, Polly Ann Brown of Huntington,
W. Va., Jean Pinson of Meta, Ky. and Sue Corbett of Richwood, Ohio; 24 grandchildren, 46 great-
grandchildren and a host of great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Cook of Canada, Ky.; and
three brothers, Delmer Williamson and Elijah Williamson, both of Canada, Ky., and George
Williamson, Jr. of Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferd Ball; daughter, Thelma Amos; and sons, Arthur,
Wendell and Carl Ball.

Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill
with Elder Mike Lynch officiating, and interment to follow in C. M. Cemetery. Calling hours were
set for 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Lassie Ball
Died: Friday, December 20, 2002
Age: 87

Lassie Ball

Lassie Ball, age 87, formerly of Oak Hill passed away Friday December 20th, 2002 in Zanesville,
Ohio. Calling hours are Sunday from 5 p.m to 8 p.m at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak
Hill. Funeral service will 11:00 a.m Monday with burial in Oak Hill C.M. Cemetery.
Paul E. Forsyth
Died: Wednesday, December 18, 2002
Age: 77

Paul E. Forsyth age 77 of Jackson passed away Wednesday December 18, 2002 at Adena
Regional Medical Center. Born September 20, 1925 to the late Emmett and Luella (Thompson)
Forsyth in Nemacolin, Pa. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during World War II, employed
for 39 years as a data processor for Martin Marietta and a member of the First Baptist Church of
Jackson.

He is survived by wife Janet (Schmid) Forsyth, son P. Gregory (Peggy) Forsyth of Cary, North
Carolina; three grandsons, Michael, Patrick, and Jack; brothers, Melvin Forsyth, Salinas, Ca, Bill
Forsyth, Nemacolin, Pa., Emmett Forsyth, Fairfax, Va.

He was preceded in death by parents; two sisters, Ruth Powell and Helen Forsyth; three brothers
C. Leslie, Harry and Kenneth Forsyth.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2002 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis
Funeral Home, Jackson. Burial was in the Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Rick Holland
officiating. Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2002 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 937 North High
Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085.
Elmer Jordan
Died: Monday, December 16, 2002
Age: 66

Elmer Jordan, age 66, of Jackson, passed away on Monday at Four Winds Nursing Care.

Calling hours will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. A funeral will be held Thursday at Eisnaugle-
Lewis Funeral Home with burial to follow in Hannah Cemetery.
Monna M. Downard
Died: Monday, December 16, 2002
Age: 85

Monna M. Downard, age 85, of Wellston, passed away Monday, December 16, 2002, at Holzer
Medical Center Jackson. She was born in Wellston on June 18, 1917, daughter of the late Roy
and Daisy Roach Downard. Monna was a 1935 graduate of Wellston High School and was a
former employee of Chambers Department Store for several years.

She is survived by sisters and brothers-in-law Betty and Gill Jones of Wellston, Marian DeWitte of
Wellston, Mary Downard of Wellston, Pat and James Raines of Wilkesville, Jane Partee of
McArthur and Marjorie Frazee of Cincinnati; brothers and sisters-in-law Roy and Margaret
Downard of Florida and Jack and Jane Downard of Wellston; brother-in-law Bob Williams of
Jackson and sister-in-law Kathleen Downard of Enon; nieces and nephews Sue Blankenship,
Bobbie Cunningham, Bill and Jim Downard, John Jones, Cathy Stoughton and Christy Scott,
Steve Downard, Mike and Lisa Downard and Kim Trainor and Kevin Frazee as well as several
great and great great nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Ralph Downard, Booge Downard, Bill
Downard and Ray Downard; sister Virginia Williams and nephew Dick Downard.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in
Wellston. Graveside services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston.
Rosa Lahrmer
Died: Monday, December 16, 2002

Rosa Lahrmer of Phillip Kuhn Road, Oak Hill, died Monday, December 16, 2002. Arrangements
are pending with the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home of Oak Hill.
Mary E. Heading Steiner
Died: Saturday, December 14, 2002
Age: 92

Mary E. Heading Steiner, 92, passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2002 at seven
o'clock in the evening in Colchester, Vermont where she had made her home with her son,
Timothy Steiner, since 1993. Mary was born September 13, 1910, in Oak Hill, Ohio, the fourth of
five children of the late Frederick Earl Heading and Laura Phillips Heading, both of Oak Hill.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Kenneth Lee Steiner, in 1988, and
also by her son, Tommy who died in young childhood in 1954. She was the last survivor of her
siblings by nearly 30 years, living out the better part of the 100 years she had hoped to
accomplish!

She is survived by her son Timothy and adopted son, Lewis, of Missouri. She is also survived by
four grandchildren: Brooke, Adam, Abby, and Olivia and one greatgrandchild, Maiah Marie, all of
the state of Vermont. She is sorely missed.
Mary was a source of comfort to several surviving nieces and nephews, too, as she lived
beyondtheir parents' passings and "adopted" them for birthdays and remembrances. On her 80th
birthday, we came from far andwide to celebrate our beloved matriarch!

Mary's life spanned most of the 20th century. She joked, "I am going to see the year 2000, and
then start over!" She did. She saw the first cars and the first biplane to fly over Oak Hill, a town
she loved with all her heart.

She knew people in her youth who could remember Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War! She
helped with the war effort for WW2, and built bombsights for the Rand Corporation in Columbus
where she met a young air force soldier, and married him, at the end of the war, in 1944. Mary
served her family earnestly, diligently, and with humor though she never quite got over the loss
of her second son as a three year old. She "washed the feet of the saints," taking a number of
people into our home in her life and tended two family members in sickness and old age. She
labored diligently with her home as a daycare to help her husband put this son through college,
and ended up adopting one of the infants placed in her charge when the need arose.

Mary confessed Christ as her Lord and experienced the New Birth as a young teenager at the old
Mission Church in her neighborhood in Oak Hill. While we grieve the pangs of that last enemy,
Death, we look forward with great hope to seeing her again in the Resurrection, and we
commend her to our Lord and to the many friends and family members who have surely received
her there with great rejoicing.

A short, graveside service will be held at the C.M. Cemetary in Oak Hill on Friday, the 20th of
December at 2:00 where she will be laid beside her husband. Any who wish may attend.
Clyde H. Maynard
Died: Saturday, December 14, 2002
Age: 88

Clyde H. Maynard

Clyde H. Maynard, 88 of Bo Bo Road, Beaver, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Pleasant
Hill Manor-Piketon. His wife Irene (Robertson) survives. Funeral arrangements under the
direction of Cox Funeral Home, Beaver.
Rosella Mae Fox
Died: Saturday, December 14, 2002
Age: 83

Rosella Mae Fox

Rosella Mae Fox, 83 of Jackson, went to be with her Lord on Dec. 14, 2002. She was born on July
19, 1919, in Wellston, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Rev. John D. and Rachel Ann
(Friend) Gilliland. She was united in marriage to Charles Frederick Fox on July 17, 1939 who
passed away on May 10, 1982.

Rosella was a homemaker, a very dedicated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and
friend.

She was preceded in death by her patents and six brothers, Emerson, Roy, Harry, Fred, John,
and Homer Gilliland; one sister Edith Donaldson; three children, infant daughter, Nancy Kay Fox,
daughter, Shirley Ann (Fox) Bishop and son Charles (Bayboy) Lester Fox.

She is survived by one daughter, Connie (Joe) Holsinger and grandson, Joey Holsinger;
grandson, Charles (Marsha) Fox; granddaughter, Marsha Holsinger Crusan and great-grandson,
Gregory Crusan, all of Jackson. and many other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews and friends.

Calling hours were Monday, Dec. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home where
funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, with the Rev. Dwight Tilley officiating.
Burial followed in Exline Cemetery near Jackson.
Bernice Walton Mapes
Died: Saturday, December 14, 2002
Age: 82

Berniece Walton Mapes, 82, of Wellston, died unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 14,
2002, at the Holzer Medical Center of Jackson. She was born in Wellston Jan. 19, 1920, daughter
of the late Isam and Bertha Cheatwood Walton. She was a 1938 graduate of Wellston High
School and a 1939 graduate of Tri-State Cosmetology School in Portsmouth. She worked for
Hercules Trouser Co. for 11 years and then owned and operated her own grocery store for 12
years. She was a graduate of Rio Grande College with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary
Education, a graduate of Ohio University with a Masters Degree in Education, and took additional
courses form Xavier University in Cincinnati. During this time she was also taught Adult Basic
Education for seven years. She retired in 1994 from teaching in the Wellston City Schools for 33
years. She was past president of the American Association of University Retired Teachers
Organization, and a member of the Wellston Senior Citizens Organization. She was also a
member of Chapter 162, Order of Eastern Star in Wellston. She attended the First Baptist Church
in Wellston.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chet Mapes; sisters, Geneva
Smith, Mildred Dillenger, Myrtle Barnes, and Bessie Daniels; brothers, Everett, Earl, Pearl, and
Barton; three nephews who were reared in her home, Clarence, Eugene, and Thomas Walton.

She is survived by two step-daughters, Margo Mapes of Jackson, Ohio and Maria Manzanares of
Texas. She is also survived by several devoted nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Tuesday from 2 until 8 p.m., where
Eastern Star Services will be held at 7 p.m. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Jenkins
Chapel with the Reverend Mark Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery in
Wellston.
Mary Elizabeth Long
Died: Friday, December 13, 2002
Age: 72

Mary Elizabeth Long

Mary Elizabeth Long, age 72, of Ironton and a resident of Greenbriar Convalescent Center in
Wheelersburg, passed away Friday at Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth. Born May 14,
1930 in Blackfork, Ohio to the late Lawrence and Carrie (Lommax) Long. Mary was a member of
Union Baptist Church and graduate of Blackfork High School. She had worked for the
Metropolitan Housing in Ironton and St. Cathrine's Nursing Home in Fostoria.

She is survived by a son, Daniel Long of Ironton; two sisters, Marsean Ferguson of Ironton and
Evadean Coker of Fostoria, Ohio; two brothers, Lawrence (Doris) Long of Jackson and Herschel
(June) Long of Columbus; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m., Dec. 17, 2002 at the Union Baptist Church in
Blackfork with the Rev. William Lynch officiating. Burial followed at the Union Baptist Cemetery.
Friends called from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Merrell E. Smith
Died: Friday, December 13, 2002
Age: 75

Merrell E. (Smitty) Smith, 75, of Redbrush Road, Jackson, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2002, at
the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. Born Apr. 26. 1927, son of the late William and Martha
(Reed) Smith and also preceded in death by his wife Geneive Arthur Smith in 1999.

He is survived by three sons, Merrill Jr., Arthur and Jackie J. Smith and one daughter, Nancy
Beckley, all of Jackson; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Friends called on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home where services
were conducted Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dave Frye officiating. Burial followed in Hamilton
Cemetery.
Joe Eugene Williams, Sr.
Died: Friday, December 13, 2002
Age: 59

Joe Eugene Williams, Sr., age 59, of Wellston passed away Friday, December 13, 2002 at
Riverside Hospital in Columbus. He was born January 9, 1943 in Chillicothe to the late Everett
and Ruth Coyle Williams.

Joe was owner and operator of Williams Trucking in Wellston. He was a veteran of the United
States Army, a member of American Legion Post 371 of Wellston, a member of the Disabled
American Veterans Jackson County Chapter 45 and attended the Faith Baptist Church in Jackson.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years Leah Barlow Williams; children Melissa Lewis of Wellston,
Joe E. Williams, Jr. and wife Julie of Wellston and Kristi O'Dell and husband John of Gallipolis;
grandchildren Payton and Cameron Williams, Timber Lewis and Jalee Brown all of Wellston and
Shelby Jo O'Dell of Gallipolis; brothers Larry, Robert and Carl of Wellston and Gerald of Jackson;
sisters Delores Manring and Sharon Hutchinson both of Washington Court House.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in
Wellston. Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor
Terry McCain and Deacon Sonny McClure officiating. Burial will be in the Byer Cemetery with
military services by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
Hazel B. Wyant
Died: Thursday, December 12, 2002
Age: 94

Hazel B. Wyant, 94, of Portsmouth, Ohio, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 at Southern Ohio Medical
Center. She was born July 24, 1908 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late George H. Wyant and
Celia Russ Wyant.

She was a graduate of Portsmouth High School in 1926 and a graduate of Ohio State University
in 1930. She was a retired teacher of Portsmouth City Schools after 40 years of service, retiring
in June of 1970. She was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church.

She is survived by two cousins, George Keplinger of Sciotoville and Deborah Keplinger of the
United Kingdom.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16 at the F. C. Daehler Mortuary Co., Portsmouth,
with the Rev. Richard Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park.
Friends may call one hour before the service Monday at the funeral home (915-9th St.,
Portsmouth). Memorials can be made to Wesley Village at Hill View Retirement Center.
Troy Lee Coker
Died: Thursday, December 12, 2002
Age: 48

Troy Lee Coker, age 48, of Oak Hill passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2002 at his
residence. He was born January 11, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Haskel and Laura (Brown)
Coker.

He is survived by three sisters Jane Nichols of Oak Hill, Doloris Moore of Waverly and Donna
McNerlin of Wellston; brother Charles Coker of McArthur; three nephews, six nieces, two great
nephews and two great nieces.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 16, 2002 at the Kuhner-Lewis
Funeral Home, Oak Hill with Pastor Burt Nease. Burial will follow in C.M. Cemetery.
Harmon R. Barry
Died: Thursday, December 12, 2002
Age: 51

Harmon R. Barry, age 51 of Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 at his residence.
Born Dec. 21, 1950, in Carter County, Kentucky to the late James and Lucille (Davis) Barry.
Harmon retired from Belville Mining Company and attended the Gallia Baptist Church.

He us survived by two daughters, Margery Barry of Holly Hill, Florida and Billie Jo Barry of Oak
Hill; son, Brandon Barry of Oak Hill; grandchildren, Niki Barry of Holly Hill, Florida, Kalysha
Strickland of Oak Hill, Natassia Barry and Stephenee Rayburn, both of Holly Hill, Florida, and
Ariel Barry of Mercerville; brothers, James (Debbie) of Patriot, Mike of Oak Hill, Tom (Beth) of
Jackson, John Paul "Pete" (Denise) Thurman, Robert (Doris) of Jackson, William (Margie) of
Patriot, and Timmy (Florence) of Millford, Indiana; sisters, Linda Black of Thurman, Mandy (Gary)
VanBibber of Oak Hill, and Maggie Brewer of Cummings, Georgia; also numerous nieces and
nephews.

Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill
with the Rev. Cline Rawlins officiating. Burial will follow in Centerpoint Cemetery. Friends may
call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Barry Pittenger
Died: Wednesday, December 11, 2002
Age: 47

Barry Pittenger, age 47, of Hillsboro, Ohio and formerly of Wellston died Wednesday, December
11, 2002 as a result of an automobile accident.

He is survived by one daughter Nikki (Kevin) Adkins; granddaughter Olivia Adkins; son Zeke
Pittenger; mother Wanda Richards Pittenger; brothers Tim and Mark; sister Paula White; and
nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard (Dick) Pittenger; and grandparents Hershel
(Hup) and Olive Richards.

A memorial service will be held Monday, December 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Fawcett Oliver Glass and
Palmer Funeral Home, 77 East Fifth St., Chillicothe, Ohio. Visit their website at www.fawcett-
palmer.com.
William Green Tiller
Died: Monday, December 09, 2002
Age: 52

William Green Tiller, age 52 of Conley Road, Beaver, passed away Monday, December 9, 2002 at
Pike Community Hospital Emergency Room. He is survived by a son Thomas Tiller of Beaver.
Funeral arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home of Beaver, 226-2492.
Mabel G. Littlejohn
Died: Sunday, December 08, 2002
Age: 88

Mabel G. Littlejohn, 88, of Wellston, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at the Holzer Medical Center of
Jackson. She was born at Creola in Vinton County, Ohio on January 4, 1914, daughter of the late
George and Bessie Green Littlejohn. She was a 1930 graduate of Wellston High School and a
graduate of Madam Himes Cosmetology in Tampa, Florida. She was a self-employed beautician
for 43 years in Bartow, Florida. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bartow,
Florida.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 16 years, Milton Littlejohn and
one brother, Arthur.

She is survived by two brothers, Don and Carmel Littlejohn, both of Wellston.

Mrs. Littlejohn requested that she be cremated. Burial will be at a later date in Ridgewood
Cemetery in Wellston. Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Chapel, Wellston.
Florence Fraley
Died: Sunday, December 08, 2002
Age: 91

Florence Fraley, age 91 of Beaver Pike, Jackson, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2002 at
Jenkins Memorial Health Facility, Wellston. She was born February 25, 1911 in Jackson County,
Ohio.

She is predeceased by her parents, Charles and Ethel (Lomberger) Isreal, her husband, Osher
Fraley, seven brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by four daughters, Mary (John) Albert, Jean (Paul) Hackler, both of Jackson, Judy
Rizek and Marsha Rigano, both of Columbus; three sisters, Marcella Wykle, Flora Wilson and
Susie Hatten, all of Jackson; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 3 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Jackson on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 1
p.m. with Diaconal Minister Janie Karl officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Deborah D. Hutchinson
Died: Sunday, December 08, 2002
Age: 82

Deborah D. Hutchison, age 82, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002 at
Heartland of Hillsboro. She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on Apr. 7, 1920, daughter of the late
Joseph and Blanche Strahl Davisson.

Debbie was bookkeeper for the former McKinniss Telegram Printers and Walton Coal Co., and
was a member of Hope United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Hamden Chapter
#244 O.E.A.

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Deborah Wilson of Hills-boro , Lee Ann and Mike
Lonchar of Bexley; grandchildren, Cindy Abate of Bryan, Robert Wilson of Hillsboro, Gary Wilson
of Winston Salem, N.C., Katie Valentine of Lexington, Ky. and Julia Lonchar of Bexley; seven
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Orville Leroy Hutchison on July 25,
2002 and sister, Jo Anne Woolweaver.

Calling hours will be Wednes-day, 5-8 p.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston. Funeral
service will be Thursday, 11 a.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, Wellston with Rev. Glen
Herman officiating, and burial in Hamden Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Hope
United Methodist Church stained glass window fund, 221 East First Street, Wellston, Ohio 45692.
Funeral services are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home.
Steven E. Himelrick
Died: Sunday, December 08, 2002
Age: 15

Steven E. Himelrick, age 15 of Ray, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at
his residence. Born Jan. 7, 1987 to Steve and Paula (Cantrell) Himelrick of Ray, Ohio. He was a
10th grade student at Jackson High School and member of the Pleasant Valley Church.

He is survived by maternal grandfather, Bill Himelrick, maternal great-grandmother, Gertrude
McGuire of Jackson; uncle, David (Thelma) Himelrick of Richmondale, Ohio; aunts, Mitzi (Paul)
Dameron of Wilmington, Ohio; Tammy Mathews, Wellston, Lori (Roy) Mollett, Wellston, Susie
(Rich) Simpson, Ray, Ohio, Michelle King, Ray, Ohio, and friend, Kyle Ousley of Ray, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandmother Helen Himelrick, and maternal grandmother,
Shirley Cantrell.

Funeral service at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, with
burial in Hilltop Cemetery in Jackson County, with the Rev. Rondall Walker and Rev. Ray Dunlap
officiating. Calling hours 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.
James L. Freeland
Died: Saturday, December 07, 2002
Age: 72

SMSGT James Lee Freeland, USAF Ret., age 72, a native of Jackson, Ohio and longtime resident
of Alabama, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002.

He served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force and was employed by Southern (Norfolk Southern)
Railways, where he retired after 20 years of service. He was a member of Masonic Post #926,
Selma, Al. (Master Mason); VFW Post #3016, Selma, Al.; DAV Post #61 and American Legion
Post #153, Eight Mile, Al.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton Esto and Grace Freeland; and brothers, Ralph
Ferguson and Richard "Dick" Freeland.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Patricia Ann Walker Freeland; two daughters, Vicky Lee
(Randy) Brown and Lynn Marie Freeland and granddaughter, Emily Blake Brown, all of Selma,
Al.; sisters, Ethel Marie Wyant, Betty Lou (Larry) Brunton, Eileen (Harold) Richards, Lelia
(Charles) Harper and Jerry Lee (Glen) Litton, all of Ohio, and Sharon (Dan) Parks of California;
nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, 619 New
Warrington Rd., Pensacola, Fl. 32506, on Friday, Dec. 13, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 2
p.m. at Fort Barrancas National Cemetery with full military honors.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are by Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Pensacola, Fl.
Charles S. Crabtree
Died: Saturday, December 07, 2002
Age: 36

Charles S. Crabtree, 36, of Oak Hill, passed away at his home unexpectedly Saturday evening,
Dec. 7 from an apparent heart attack. He was born March 7, 1966, son of Steve and Wanda
Crabtree of Oak Hill. He was a 1984 graduate of Oak Hill High School and a graduate of Plumbers
and Pipefitters, Union Local #577, Portsmouth, Ohio. He was a retired pipefitter, a U. S. Army
veteran (Engineer Division), and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by three sons, Kyle, Devin and Cody, all at home;
grandparents, Charles and Ellen Bowling of Oak Hill; aunts, Janet Shaffer, Jane (Rusty) Miller,
and Jackie (Ray) Denuit, all of Oak Hill and Robin (Tom) Etzel of Memphis, Tenn.; one uncle,
Roger (Margie) Fisher of Oak Hill; and a host of cousins and good friends.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Glenn S. and Dorothy Fisher, Oak Hill and Charles H.
Crabtree of Jackson.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at the C. M. Cemetery in Oak Hill
with the Rev. Fred Crabtree officiating. Military service will be conducted by the Disabled
American Veterans Post #45 of Jackson. Calling hours will be observed Tuesday evening, 6 to 8
p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill.
Gladys Dillon
Died: Friday, December 06, 2002
Age: 84

Gladys Dillon, age 84 of Flatwoods, Kentucky, formerly of Jackson, passed away Friday,
December 6, 2002 at the Jo-Lin nursing home in Ironton. Born to the late Levi and Laura
(Edington) Roop in Lancer, Kentucky. She was a formerly employed by the Bloomfield School, an
avid gardener and homemaker.

She is survived by one son, Robert J. Dillon of Lexington, Kentucky; daughters, Laura Morgan of
Lexington, Ky., Sandra Adams of Frankfort, Ohio, Kathleen Wilson of Flatwoods, Ky.; brothers,
Thomas, Adis and Otis Roop of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Arnold Roop of Connecticut; two sisters,
Aileen Dew, and Ruby Nichols, both of Wapakoneta. She is also survived y six grandchildren and
seven great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Lee Dillon in 1972, and six brothers and
sisters.

Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday December 8, 2002 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, with burial in Vega Cemetery, Thurman, Ohio with Giles Hoover officiating. Calling hours
are set for Sunday, December 8, 2002 from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Beatrice L. Gulas
Died: Friday, December 06, 2002
Age: 81

Beatrice "Betty" L. Gulas, age 81, formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, most recently of Jackson, passed
away Friday, December 6, 2002 at Jenkins Memorial Health Facility in Wellston. She was a
homemaker and a 28 year volunteer at the Deaconess Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Mizzen of Mentor, Ohio, Mary Gulas of Jackson, Ohio
and Carol (Eric) Ertley of Hartville, Ohio. Also surviving are six grandchildren and one great
grandson; two sisters, Marion (Jimmie) Klein (Robert) of Lake Charles, La. and Carolyn (Donald)
McGinley of Dayton, Ohio.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents and husband Andrew and one great grandson.

Private funeral service at the convenience of the family, burial at the Fairmount Cemetery with
Diaconal Minister Janie Karl officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson
County Heart Support Group, C/o Elizabeth Yerian, 240 Florence Avenue, Jackson, Ohio, 45640;
the Jackson County 4-H Endowment, Jackson County Extension, 275 Portsmouth Street, Jackson,
Ohio, 45640 or the Southern Hills Arts Council, Main Street, Jackson, 45640.
Albert R. King, Jr.
Died: Thursday, December 05, 2002
Age: 77

Albert R. King, Jr. (Dick), age 77, Finley Chapel Road, Wellston, passed away Dec. 5, 2002, at
Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio. Born June 27, 1925 in Columbus, Ohio; son of
Albert D. and Lillian Downing King. He was retired from Goodyear Atomic Plant in Piketon; a
veteran of the U. S. Navy, WWII, and a member of DAV.

He is survived by wife, Betty Lou Claar King; son, Richard S. (Charlene) King of Gallipolis;
daughters, Dixie L. (Mark) Douglas, Blacklick, Ohio; Claar E. (Bill) Barbour, Canfield, Ohio;
grandchildren, Stacey Douglas Bigony, Leea Douglas Bennett, Elizabeth Barbour Wagner, Hillary
L. Barbour, Margaret E. Barbour, Alexis E. Barbour, Leslie E. King, Joshua "Levi" King, Richard
"Ellis" King; great-grandson, Cannon Stewert; mother, Lillian D. King, Wellston; brother, David
(Paula) King, Wellston; sisters, Jane (Glenn) Chevalier, Wellston, Kathleen Jeffers, Columbus;
and brother-in-law, Stephen B. Claar, Wellston.

Albert was preceded in death by his father, Albert D. King; one brother who died in infancy;
mother-in-law, Ollie D. Claar; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Claar.

Funeral services will be Sunday, 1 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home with the Rev. Kay Webb
officiating. Burial in Ridgewood Cemetery with military service conducted by American Legion
Post #371 of Wellston. Calling hours will be held Saturday from 1 to 8 p.m. at J. P. Rogers.
Elsie Graham
Died: Thursday, December 05, 2002
Age: 95

Elsie Graham, age 95, of Westlawn Avenue, Jackson, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002 at
Four Winds Nursing Facility, Jackson. She was born May 8, 1907 in Jackson to the late Charles
and Dollie (Exline) Graham.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Clarence Graham and
one sister Elizabeth Colley.

Elsie was a retired employee of Chun King Corporation.

She is survived by one brother, John (Alice) Graham of Jackson; one sister, Marie Harris of
Gallipolis, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Saturday, Dec. 7, from noon until the time of the
service at 2 p.m. with Rev. Rick Christman officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairmount
Cemetery.
Robert Hall
Died: Thursday, December 05, 2002
Age: 80
Robert Hall, age 80, of Franklin, W. Va., and formerly of Ohio, died Thursday, December 5, 2002
at his home.

He was born May 29, 1922 at Grand Rapids, Michigan and was the son of the late Julia
Youngbaker.

He was a veteran, having served in the 8th armored division under Major General George Patton
during the Battle of the Bulge.

He worked in plastics and dynamite manufacturing.

On June 1, 1946, he married Louise Virag Hall, who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Fredrick Hall of Novelty, Ohio and Roger Hall of Seattle, Washington,
and one grandchild, Shelby Rae Hall.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Hall, Jr., who died in Vietnam in 1969 and by one
sister.

A memorial service will be conducted on Monday, December 9, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the St.
Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Franklin, W. Va. with Father Mario Claro officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin, W. Va.,
(304)358-7898.
Ruby Riegel
Died: Thursday, December 05, 2002
Age: 89

Ruby Riegel, 89, a resident of Ralph Riegel Road in Jackson, passed away Thursday at the Four
Winds Nursing Home in Jackson. Daughter of the late Cecil and Lizie Coffee Caton, she was also
preceded in death by brothers, Raymond and Glenn; sisters, Helen Stephenson and Carrie
Spires.

She is survived by one daughter, Doris Roberts of Jackson; sisters, Dorothy Deemer, and Addie
Denny, both of Jackson, Betty Hayes of Fordland, Mo.; and Janet Ladd of Pickerington and Bonnie
Johnston of Langsburg, Ohio; two grandchildren, Jeff (Ellen) Roberts of Lebanon, Ky.; and Steve
Roberts of Westerville, Ohio.

Friends may call Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home. Funeral services to be
held Sunday at 2 p.m. and burial to follow in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Stacy A. Spurgeon
Died: Thursday, December 05, 2002
Age: 28

Stacy Ann Horner Spurgeon, 28, of South Webster, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2002 at
the James Cancer Center in Columbus.

Stacy was born February 12, 1974, in Lawrence County, Ohio, the daughter of Wayne Allen
Horner and Blanche Lorene Hutchinson Horner of South Webster.

She was a homemaker, mother and student. She was a member of Pentecostal Holiness House of
Prayer in Wellston. She was a 1992 graduate of South Webster High School and was attending
the University of Rio Grande. She had lived most of her life in South Webster.
She is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Harry and Geneva Hutchinson and paternal
grandparents Lloyd Horner and Myrtle Horner.

In addition to her parents, Stacy is survived by two children, Hannah Dawn and Olivia Elain
Spurgeon of South Webster; two sisters, Mandy Jo Horner and Hayley Nicole Horner of South
Webster; Aunts Susan Horner and her family of Oak Hill and Jeanie Blackstock and her family of
Oak Hill.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 9, 2002 at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist
Church with Pastor Randolph Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South 7th
Street, Ironton.
Gladys Virginia Seymour
Died: Tuesday, December 03, 2002
Age: 81

Gladys Virginia Seymour, age 81, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, after
an extended illness. Born Feb. 23, 1921 to the late Henry and Bertha Young. She was a member
of the Glen Roy Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one child, James Richard; two brothers,
Herbert and Warren Young and one grandson, Ricky Seymour.

She is survived by husband, James Seymour; eight children, Marvin, Calvin, Ralph, Roger, Donna
McKenzie and Gary, all of Jackson and Vinton County; son, Kenny Seymour and daughter Janice
Dotson of Taylor, Michigan; a very special friend and caregiver, Leona Miller; 20 grandchildren;
22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Friends may call Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home. Funeral
services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in Byer Cemetery.
Emma Trapp
Died: Monday, December 02, 2002
Age: 93

Emma Trapp, age 93, of Jackson passed away Monday, December 2, 2002 at Four Winds Nursing
Home. Born in Wellston November 15, 1909 to the late Thomas S. and Mary Ellen (McGhee)
Trapp. She was a homemaker and a member of the Holy Trinity Church of Jackson.

She is survived by grandchildren Ronald (Kimberly) Swisher of Oak Hill and Charles (Rebecca)
Swisher of Jackson; great-grandchildren Ronald Jr., Steven and Davis Swisher from Jackson; one
great-great granddaughter Kalle Swisher of Oak Hill; and brother Lewis Trapp of Beaver.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Mary Ellen Swisher, seven brothers and
two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m Thursday, December 5 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in
Jackson and burial will follow in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Monsignor Robert Metzger
officiating. Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 4 at the funeral home.
Martha V. Ford
Died: Monday, December 02, 2002
Age: 80

Martha V. Ford, age 80, of Ray, passed away Monday, December 2, 2002 at the Ohio State
University Hospital in Columbus. She was born in West Virginia on January 26, 1922, daughter of
the late Lawyer and Eliza Gilman Deskins.
Mrs. Ford was a loving mother and homemaker and was a member of the Route 327 Holiness
Church.

She is survived by sons Arnold Earles of Londonderry, William Michael Earles of Waterford,
Michigan, Charles Richard Ford of Waterford, Michigan and James Brett Ford of Londonderry;
daughters Joyce Stolarski of Chillicothe and Judith Spears of Chicago; sisters Mary Marcum of
Hamden, Pricie Brum of Ray and Etta Deskins of Mississippi as well as 14 grandchildren, several
great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Garrett Ford, Jr., brothers John
Deskins, Ted Deskins and Leslie Deskins and sister Bertha Deskins.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Jim
Barnett officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memory Gardens.
Evelyn (Keller) Allen
Died: Sunday, December 01, 2002
Age: 71

Evelyn (Keller) Allen, 71, of Springfield, formerly of Jackson, Ohio died Sunday, December 1,
2002 in St. John's Center. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on December 2, 1930, the daughter
of Roy E. and Martha M. (Pancake) Keller. She was a member of High Street Church of the
Nazarene.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Charles E. Allen; a daughter Becki Davis of Broken
Arrow, Oklahoma; a son, Timothy (Rosalie) Allen of Columbus, Ohio; three sisters, Bette Cook of
Springfield, Mable Perego and June (Norm) Vierra, both of California; a brother, Ralph Keller of
Bradenton, Florida; sisters-in-law, Marie and Suzie Keller of Springfield; two grandchildren, Brian
and Derek Davis of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Butch, Roy, Robert, Herman, Wilbur,
and Eugene Keller; one sister, Dorothy Smith. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday,
December 3, 2002 from 5 until 8 p.m. in the JACKSON LYTLE & INGLING WILLIAMS FUNERAL
HOME, North Limestone, A Dignity Memorial Provider. Services will be held in the High Street
Church of the Nazarene on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dene Hardy
officiating. Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Mausoleum.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association 2634 Lexington
Avenue, Springfield, Ohio 45505 or High Street Church of the Nazarene Library Fund, 1625 E.
High Street, Springfield, Ohio 45505.
Jewel D. Dalton
Died: Sunday, December 01, 2002
Age: 79

Jewel D. Dalton, age 79 of Jackson, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 at Holzer Medical
Center/Jackson. Born July 27, 1923 in Madison County, Kentucky, to the late Jasper and Mamie
(Baker) Long. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson.

She is survived by son Ronald Gene (Sharon) Dalton of Jackson; six grandchildren, Michael S.
Dalton, Melissa Boucher, Melinda Dalton, Rochella, Barrick and Daniel Smith, five great-
grandchildren and brother Vernon T. Long of Lexington, Ky.

Preceded in death by parents and husband Eugene Merritt Dalton, April 28, 2001, a daughter
Brenda Smith and sister Dorothy Boyd.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial followed
in Fairmount Cemetery with the Rev. Rick Holland officiating. Calling hours were observed
Monday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m.
D. K. McCain
Died: Saturday, November 30, 2002
Age: 56

Funeral services were set for D. K. McCain at the First Baptist Church, 201 Attaway, Blanchard,
La. at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002. Officiating was to be Dr. James Hill, Brother Dale Sauls and
Rev. Cheryl Nelson, with interment to follow at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Oil City, La. The
family was to receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 at Rose-Neath's Southside Funeral
Home in Shreveport, La.

Pallbearers were to be James Fant, Jim Orkis, Bob Jackson, Scotty Bibb, Maurice Andrews and
Kevin Young.

Mr. McCain was born June 29, 1946 in Oak Hill, Ohio and died Nov. 30, 2002 at Grace Home,
Shreveport, La. after a lengthy illness. D. K. was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and
Helen McCain and two brothers, Larry and Dale McCain, all from Oak Hill, Ohio.

He leaves behind to mourn him, his wife, Sylvia B. McCain; two sons, Duane McCain, Jr. and
wife, Suzanne of Maitland, Fla. and Joey D. McCain of Shreveport, La.; four step-daughters,
Laura Bell and husband, Aubrey of Bossier City, La., Judy Woods and husband, Steve of Pelican,
La., Billie Dewitt of Haughton, La., and D'Ann Bibb of Waskoni, Texas; seven grandchildren and
one great-grandchild; one sister, Janice Orkis and husband, Joe of Pataskala, Ohio; two nieces
and one nephew, all of Ohio; many cousins, aunts and uncles, all of Ohio and many, many
friends.

The family wants to say a special thank you to Dr. Alan Grosbauch at Schumpert Cancer Center;
Dr. Scott, Dr. Gary Dunn, Dr. Zibara and Dr. Plazzo, all of Shreveport, La.; Dr. Helen Graham,
East Texas Hospice, Homeplace, Tyler, Texas and Grace Home, Shreveport, La. for their care and
compassion for D. K. Thanks also to First Baptist Church of Blanchard, La. for all the prayers,
support and love during this time or to anyone who lifted him up in his behalf in prayer.

Any memories in his memory can be made to First Baptist Church, 201 Attaway, Blanchard, La.,
71009 for the Building Fund.
Herschel G. Wills, Sr.
Died: Saturday, November 30, 2002
Age: 65

Herschel G. Will, Sr., 65, of Chillicothe, died unexpectedly at 11:42 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30,
2002, in the Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was born Aug. 18, 1937 in Jackson
County to the late Lora and Artie Ray Wills. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired
automobile mechanic.

He is survived by sons, Herschel Jr., (Tammy) Wills and Joseph (Lena) Wills, all of Chillicothe and
Steven (Cathy) Wills of Cyde, Ohio; daughters, Valerie (Rick) Bevins of Beaver, Vicki (Fred)
Bruce and Lorrie Lou (Charles) Blevins, all of Chillicothe and Kim McManis of McArthur; 17
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Elvarie (Willard) Castle; brother, Donald (Zelma)
Wills, all of Ray, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Jeanette McGuire; and infant son,
Larry; brothers, Harley and Russell Wills; and sister, Margie Parks.
Funeral services will be held Thursday 1 p.m., Nov. 5, 2002 in the Ware Funeral Home,
Chillicothe, with the Rev. Charles Ragland officiating. Burial will follow in Bronx Cemetery,
Jackson County, where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Ross County Veterans
Firing Squad. Friends may call at Ware's from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Dorothy A. Wells
Died: Friday, November 29, 2002
Age: 65

Dorothy A. Wells, age 65, Hatten Road, Jackson, died Friday evening at OSU Hospital, Columbus,
Ohio. Born June 30, 1937 to the late Catherine (Kirby) and Morise Hemmert, she is survived by
her husband Charles of Jackson. She was a housewife.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Charles Jr., of Jackson and two
grandchildren.

Graveside service were held Monday at 1 p.m. at Buckeye Cemetery in Jackson with A. B. Maloy
officiating. No calling hours were observed. Funeral arrangement were under the direction of the
J. P. Rogers Funeral Home.
Vera Lou Wright
Died: Friday, November 29, 2002
Age: 72

Vera Lou "Jackie" Wright, age 72, of Columbus passed away Friday, November 29, 2002 at The
Manor at Whitehall. She was born January 10, 1930 in Oak Hill to the late Chester and Mayme
(Stroth) Rawlins. She was a graduate of the Oak Hill High School Class of 1947.

Survived by two sons, Eric (Terri) Wright of Johnstown and Brett Wright of Columbus; daughter,
Dina (George) Dean of Dayton; grandchildren, Chris, Morgan, Coleton, and Maxwell Wright;
brother, Dale (Gail) Rawlins of Oak Hill; sisters Dottie (Luke) Queen of Oak Hill and Jean (Jack)
Boganwright of Columbus; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Calling hours will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday Dec. 1 at Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home, 3047 East
Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 2,
2002 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill with calling hours from noon until the time of
the service. Burial will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Oak Hill.
Homer L. Immer
Died: Thursday, November 28, 2002
Age: 87

Homer L. Immer, age 87of Hamden, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002 at the VA Medical
Center in Chillicothe. He was born on Nov. 26, 1915 in Henry County, Missouri, son of the late
Homer Immer Petty and Edith Garrison Morris. Homer was an Army veteran of WWII and was a
member of the American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.

He is survived by his companion Mary Immer of Hamden; step-children, Mary Murphy of
Hamden, Anthony McKee of Wellston and Harold McKee, Jr., of Hamden; brother Lyle Petty of
Oklahoma; sister Dorothy Meade of Missouri, as well as six step-grandchildren; six step-great-
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

At the request of Mr. Immer, his body was cremated. Memorial services were held Sunday at 1
p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Burial to be in Missouri. Funeral services were
under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home.
Marie "Kay" Rogers
Died: Thursday, November 28, 2002
Age: 64
Marie "Kay" Rogers, age 64, of McArthur, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2002 at the
Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. She was born June, 28, 1938 in Allensville to the late Leonard
and Angela Sowers Bail. Kay was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years Willis Rogers; daughter Christine Helman of Hamden;
sons James Rogers of Hamden and Dan Rogers of McArthur; grandchildren Dusty, Jimmy, Cole,
Jarrod, Kayla, Joseph and Kevin; sister Phyllis Brown of Londonderry as well as several nieces
and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister Carol.

Calling hours were Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral
services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Minton
officiating. Burial will be in Bell Cemetery.
Chester Meadows
Died: Tuesday, November 26, 2002

A burial service for Chester Meadows, who passed away Nov. 26, 2002, will be held Sunday, June
1 at 2 p.m. at Ray Cemetery, between Ray and Byer. The Rev. Clyde Graves will be officiating.
Chester Wayne Meadows
Died: Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Age: 73

Chester Wayne Meadows, 73, of Ray, Ohio, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 26, 2002, at the Holzer
Medical Center, Jackson, following 23 years of extended illness. He was born in Leo on May 20,
1929, son of the late Harry and Estella Tennant Meadows. He was a graduate of Washington
Township School and was a member of the Corinth First Christian Church of Ray. He retired after
30 years as a telegraph operator for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He was a longtime member
of the NRA and was an avid ham radio operator (WA8WZT). He was past treasurer and secretary
of the Eagle Lodge and was veteran of the U. S. Army.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry Jr., Norman, and Ernest
and two infant brothers; one son, Chester Glenn.

He is survived by his wife, to whom he was married on Nov. 18, 1950, Rhoda Wheeler Meadows;
sons, Robert (Annie) Meadows of Wellston, Herb Meadows of Allensville; Walter Meadows of
McArthur; daughters, Virginia "Jenni" of Fernadina Beach, Fla; Estella Clary of Columbus, Mary
Anne of Ray, Margaret (David) Stiffler of Columbus; two brothers, Morris Meadows of New
Carlisle, Ohio; Warren (Betty) Meadows of Jackson; grandchildren, Mary Beth (Charlie) Cooper of
Ray, Katherine (John) Hudson of Macon, Ga.; Scott Meadows of Pennsylvania, Margaret Riley,
Benjamin Meadows, Michele, Herb, and Ronald Pittenger of Columbus, Kimberly Meadows of
Jackson, Amanda (Josh) Murray Frankfort; also 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and
nephews.

Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Sunday from 12 noon until 8 p.m.,
followed by funeral services at 8 p.m. on Sunday evening with the Rev. Clyde Graves officiating.
Private interment will be at a later date at the Ray Cemetery. The family suggests that
correspondences and contributions can be made in Chet's memory to his wife, Rhoda, at 992
Raysville Road, Ray, Ohio 45672
Cedric L. Hill
Died: Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Age: 82

Cedric L. Hill, age 82, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday evening, Nov. 26, 2002, at the Ohio
State University Hospital in Columbus. He was born in Barberton, Ohio on May 10, 1920 to the
late George "Holly" and Merle Ervin Hill.

In his earlier years, Cedric was a carpenter with his father and then later worked for the State of
Ohio Division 9 where he retired in 1982. He was an Army veteran of World War II where he
served as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division out of Germany. Cedric was a member
of the Hope United Methodist Church where he belonged to the Men's Sunday School Class and a
member of the American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lois Claar Hill; son and daughter-in-law, John and Connie
Hill of Bath; grandchildren, Scott Hill and wife Joyce of Medina, Honor Baker and husband Brad of
New York City, Sean Hill and wife Susan of Columbus and Tasha Hill of Bath; great-
grandchildren, Ashley and Amanda Hill of Reynoldsburg and Aaron, Jason and Kristin Hill of
Medina; brother, Ronald Hill of Wellston and sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Dean Swingle
of Wellston, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Ervin Hill and Keith Hill; sisters,
Beverly Pausch and Thelma Prins.

Calling hours were held Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home
in Wellston. Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with
the Rev. Glen Herman and Rev. Jim Waugh officiating. Burial followed in the Ridgewood
Cemetery with military graveside services by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
Chester Meadows
Died: Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Age: 73

Chester Meadows, age 73, of Ray died Tuesday evening November 26, 2002 at Holzer Medical
Center of Jackson. He is survived by his wife Rhoda (Wheeler) Meadows, seven children and two
brothers.

Arrangements will be announced by the Jenkins Funeral Chapel of Wellston.
Estill Binion
Died: Monday, November 25, 2002
Age: 95

Estill (E.B.) Binion, age 95 of Ceredo, W. Va., formerly of Wellston, passed away Monday,
November 25, 2002 at the Halls Nursing Home in Huntington, W.Va. Born September 5, 1907 to
the late John Henry and Martha (Crockett) Binion in Morehead, Ky. he was a former teacher and
coal miner and member of the Moose Lodge.

He is survived by wife Della (Napier) Binion of Ceredo, W. Va.; sons Michael (Mary) Binion of
Columbus and David Sullivan of W.Va.; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and
nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, former wife Marjorie (Sullivan) Binion in 1989, sons
Robert and Curtis Binion, nine brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held Wednesday,
November 27 at 1 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with burial at Fairmount Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 11 .m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 27.
Avena Mae Nelson
Died: Saturday, November 23, 2002
Age: 71

Avena Nelson age 71 of Ona, West Virginia, formerly of Jackson, died Saturday in Lincoln
Continuous Care Center in Hamlin West Virginia.
Born July 1, 1931 in Sciotoville, a daughter of the late Zachary T. And Margaret Ann (Neeley)
Fugitt.

She was a graduate of Valley High School in Lucasville and was retired from Goodyear Tire and
Rubber in Jackson. She was a member of the Clay Baptist Church of Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Nelson in 1981.

She is survived by Hattie Butts and daughter Lynmarie of Las Vegas, NV; Edward Z. and Debbie
Nelson and children, Michael, Ashley, Amber and Crystal of Manning, SC; daughter Mary Nelson
(James) Parsons and sons James Earl and Zachary of Ona, W. Va; John and Virginia Nelson and
children Tyler, Austin and Ethan and J. D. Nelson of Jackson and daughter-in-law Wealtha
Thornhill and daughters Jessica, Grace and Carrie of W. Va.; four brothers; Gary Fugitt of
Sandusky, Donald, Bryce and Johnny, all of Columbus and 14 grandchildren.

Along with her husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Winnie Nelson; two
brothers, Charles and Benjamin Fugitt and one sister Shirley Keeton.

Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Clay Baptist Church, SR 93 Jackson
with Pastor Burton Neece officiating. Burial will follow in Hanna Cemetery, Jackson County.
Friends may call at the Cox Funeral Home in Beaver, Tuesday 4-8 p.m. and at the church one
hour prior to the service. Arrangements under direction of the Cox Funeral Home.
Ashton Brianna Baker
Died: Friday, November 22, 2002

Ashton Brainna Baker, born Sept. 8, 2002, passed away Nov. 22, 2002. She was the daughter of
Chasity Brown and Patrick Baker of Wellston. She was the granddaughter of Anthony and Sally
Brown of Wellston and Patrica Abele of Wellston.

Ashton is survived by Aunts Tamara Brown, Amanda Sowards and Audra Abele of Wellston, Nori
Oliva of Greenwich, Conn., Ed and Cindy Abele of Ray, Ohio.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston with
Pastor Carmen Cline and Pastor Rob Ervin officiating. Burial followed in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Calling hours were observed on Monday from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
William M. Rayburn, Jr.
Died: Friday, November 22, 2002
Age: 67

William M. "Bill" Rayburn, Jr., 67, of Urbana died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002 in his residence. He was
born May 8, 1935 in Jackson, Ohio, the son of William M. Sr. and Mabel (Armstrong) Rayburn.

He retired in 1997 from Desmond Stephan Manufacturing Company and until recently worked
part-time as a security guard at Honeywell. He was a graduate of Jackson High School and was a
member of the Jackson United Methodist Church. He was an avid fisherman, boating enthusiast
and enjoyed the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Betty (Smith) Rayburn, whom he married July 1, 1978;
two daughters and sons-in-law, Dee and Erick Salyer of Terre Haute and Julie and Donald Fraley
of Urbana; step-daughter, Lisa Warren McCoy of Poolesville, Md.; two sisters and brother-in-law,
Mary Hill and Margaret and Loren Bishop of Albuquerque, N.M.; one aunt, Cornelia Armstrong of
Wheelersburg; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a
special and devoted family friend, Leota Faulhner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Chip Rayburn and step-son-in-law, Kevin McCoy.

Funeral services were set for Tuesday, Nov. 26, 3 p.m. at Little & Rue Funeral Home, 235 Miami
St., Urbana, Ohio, with Paul G. Price officiating. There will be a one-hour visitation prior to the
service. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.littletonandrue.com.
Dixie P. Miller
Died: Friday, November 22, 2002
Age: 80

Dixie P. Miller, age 80, of Oak Hill, Ohio, went to be with her Savior on Friday, Nov. 22, 2002 at
Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. She was born Oct. 1, 1922 in New Boston, Ohio to the late
Tivis and Laura (Wellman) Hayes. Dixie attended the Winchester Church and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Weldon "Curly" Miller; two daughters, Laurnell
Baisden of Norwalk, Ohio and Janet Daugherty of Berlin Heights, Ohio; four grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Lon Hayes of Jackson, Lindsey Hayes of Akron and
Robert Hayes of Fordland, Mo.; and two sisters, Rose Henson of Jackson and Betty Combs of
Circleville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Morris Hayes.

Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill
with Rev. Lindsey Hayes and Rev. David Henson officiating, and burial to follow in Clay Cemetery.
Calling hours were set for Monday, Nov. 25, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ashton Brianna Baker
Died: Friday, November 22, 2002

Ashton Brianna Baker, born Sept. 8, 2002, passed away Nov. 22, 2002. She was the daughter of
Chasity Brown and Patrick Baker of Wellston. She was the granddaughter of Anthony and Sally
Brown of Wellston and Patrica Abele of Wellston.

Ashton is survived by Aunts Tamara Brown, Amanda Sowards and Audra Abele of Wellston, Nori
Oliva of Greenwich, Conn., Ed and Cindy Abele of Ray, Ohio.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston with
Pastor Carmen Cline and Pastor Rob Ervin officiating. Burial followed in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Calling hours were observed on Monday from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Joann Duhl
Died: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Age: 56

Joann Duhl, 56, of South Michigan Ave., Wellston, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002 at
Riverside Hospital in Columbus.

Daughter of the late Lawrence and Loretta Morris Colley, she was born July 23, 1946 in Lawrence
County, Ohio.

Surviving is one son, Shane Colley of Millersport, Ohio and one brother, Ronnie Colley of Jackson.
Two grandchildren also survive.

Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service, which is to be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at
Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Thelma Cunningham
Died: Thursday, November 21, 2002
Age: 94

Thelma S. Cunningham, age 94, formerly of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21,
2002 at Pike County Community Hospital in Piketon.

She was born April 19, 1908 to the late Sherman S. and Callie (Reed) Capper in Lawrence
County, Ohio.

She is survived by daughter, Dorothy Hutchison of Jackson; daughter-in-law, Dorothy
Cunningham of Jackson; many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and one sister, B.
J. Coyne of Lebanon, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jesse N. Cunningham, Oct. 29,
1983; a son, Jesse C. Cunningham; one brother and one sister.

Funeral services were set for Sunday, Nov. 24 at 2:30 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson, with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, and Diaconal Minister Janie Karl officiating. Calling
hours were set for 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the funeral home.
Goldie M. Snyder
Died: Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Age: 89

Goldie M. Snyder, age 89, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002 at Holzer
Hospital in Gallipolis. She was born May 27, 1913 to the late Albert and Della (Trainer) Miller in
Gallia County.

She is survived by two sons, Wilbur Harlan Snyder of Oak Hill and Kenneth Snyder of Pineland,
Texas; one daughter, Marilyn Adkins of Oak Hill; two step-sons, Ted and Ben Snyder of Oak Hill;
one step-daughter, Gloria Beatley of Lucasville; 22 grandchildren and several great-
grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. "Dick" Snyder;
four brothers, Hayden, Evertt, Robert and Cecil; and one sister, Gladys Myers.

Funeral services were set for Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak
Hill, with Rev. Herman Stewart officiating and burial in Horeb Cemetery, Oak Hill. Calling hours
were set for Friday, Nov. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Eliza Rhodes
Died: Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Age: 95

Eliza Rhodes, age 95, of State Route 93, Wellston, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002 at
Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe. She was born May 13, 1907 in Pike County, to the
late John and Florence (Hatfield) Farmer. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her
husband, William Rhodes and a son, Myron Rhodes.

She is survived by two daughters, Lillian Rhodes of Coalton and Ruth Dennewitz of Chillicothe;
one granddaughter, Teresa Jane Dennewitz of Chillicothe and a sister-in-law, Mattie Lou Farmer
of Piketon.

Friends may call at Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson on Friday, Nov. 22 from noon until the time
of the service, which is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in
Fairmount Cemetery.
Marlin J. Brown
Died: Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Age: 92

Marlin J. Brown, age 92, of Harrison, Ohio, formerly of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19,
2002 in Cincinnati. Marlin was born April 4, 1910 to the late Andrew and Martha (Wright) Brown
in Kentucky.

Survivors include a son, Glenn (Judy) Brown of Johnstown, Ohio and a daughter, Anna Salzmann
of Cincinnati; and a sister, Bessie Myers of Chicago, Ill.

Graveside services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at the Little Ettie Cemetery in
Beaver.

Arrangements are under the direction of Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson.
Leonard Chris Holtz
Died: Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Age: 59

Leonard "Chris" Holtz, age 59, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002 at the
Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. Born in Wellston on June 13, 1943, he was the son of the late
Leonard and Bertha Watson Holtz.

Chris was a 1962 graduate of Wellston High School and was a Vietnam veteran, having served
with the United States Navy. He was employed by Frick-Gallagher Manufacturing Company for
more than 30 years and was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post #371
of Wellston; commander of the 40 and 8 of Wellston, and a member of the VFW Post #9092 of
Wellston.

He is survived by his wife, Norma White Holtz; children, Jeff Holtz of Las Vegas, Nev. and Sherry
Hallen of Greenfield, Ohio; as well as three grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Leonard Christopher Holtz, and brother,
Frank Holtz.

No calling hours will be observed. Graveside services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Calvary
Cemetery in Wellston with John Pelletier officiating and military services by the American Legion
Post #371 of Wellston. A wake will follow the service at the American Legion Hall.

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Post #371, for
a memorial tree to be planted at the American Legion Field; or to the First Presbyterian Church in
Wellston.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston.
Edith M. Freeman
Died: Monday, November 18, 2002
Age: 73

Edith M. Freeman, 73, of Veterans Drive, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2002 at
the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson.

Born May 30, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Eleanor Nichols Bethel. She was
preceded in death also by one daughter, Drema Kay; one sister, Margaret Inboden; and a
brother, Joe Benson.

Surviving relatives include sons, Charles and James of Jackson, Harry of Lucasville and Randy, a
grandson raised in the home, of Beaver, Ohio; and daughters, Betty Henderson of Virginia, Mary
Schrader of Ashville, Ohio, Edith Huff of Arkansas and Sharon Tackett of Waverly, Ohio.

Also surviving are sisters, Georgia Shook and Geraldine Schwanger of Coalton and Rosemary Ray
of Toledo; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours were set for Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home,
Jackson. Funeral services were to be held there Thursday at 2 p.m. with Andy Rawlins officiating,
and burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
David W. Fisher
Died: Monday, November 18, 2002
Age: 91

David W. Fisher, age 91, passed away Nov. 18, 2002 at his home on Chestnut Street in Jackson,
Ohio. Born in Williamsburg, Ohio to the late Mack and Stella (Lady) Fisher, he operated a rolling
store for 65 years. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Jackson -- where in 65
years, he missed only three Sunday School classes.

He is survived by a son, Dave (Bobbye) Fisher of Jackson; grandchildren, Tony Fisher of
Alexandria, Ky., and Todd Fisher of Sarasota, Fla.; a good friend, Ada Marie Sticklin; and several
nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian (Miller) Fisher; brother, Rolland Fisher and sister,
Mildred Smith.

Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson; burial to follow in Fairmount Cemetery with Rev. Wendell Vermillion and Rev. George
Copus officiating. Calling hours were set for Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5-8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the YMCA at 594 E. Main Street, Jackson, OH 45640, in
his memory.
David W. Fisher
Died: Monday, November 18, 2002
Age: 91

David W. Fisher, age 91, passed away Monday, November 18, 2002, at his home on Chestnut
Street in Jackson. Born in Williamsburg, Ohio to the late Mack and Stella (Lady) Fisher. He
operated a Rolling store for 65 years and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in
Jackson, in 65 years he only missed three Sunday School classes.

He is survived by son Dave (Bobbye) Fisher of Jackson, grandchildren; Tony Fisher of Alexandria,
Ky., and Todd Fisher, brother Rolland Fisher, and sister Mildred Smith.

Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday, November 21, 2002 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
with burial in the Fairmount Cemetery officiating will be Rev. Wendell Vermillion and Rev. George
Copus. Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002. Memorial contributions may
be made to the YMCA, 594 East Main Street, Jackson, Ohio 45640 in his memory.
Richard Castor
Died: Sunday, November 17, 2002
Age: 77

Richard "Dick" Castor, age 77, of 197 North Chestnut Street, Jackson, died Sunday, Nov. 17,
2002 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson.

Born June 26, 1925 in Jackson to the late William and Margaret (Cummins) Castor. He was a
retired dairy route salesman and Army Veteran of World War II serving in Europe in General
Patton's Third Army, a lifetime member of the DAV. He received his high school diploma in 2001
awarded for his duty in the military.

Survived by is wife Sunny Ruth (Cheeseman) Castor whom he married on November 16, 1947,
daughters; Margaret (Jim) Conway, Annette (Buster) Hall, grandchildren; Michelle and Jamie
Conway, Amanda Hall and Jennifer Aldrich all of Jackson; nieces, Sherry (Butch) Aldrich, Jackson,
Karen Vinson, North Carolina, Carolyn Rhea of Jackson and nephew David Keene of California and
special friend of the family Emily Harrison.

He was preceded in death by parents, brothers, Russell, Ralph, twin brother Robert and a sister,
Ruth Keene.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home with Rev. Dale Lykins and Janie Karl officiating with burial following at the Fairmount
Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2002.
Clara E. Deck
Died: Sunday, November 17, 2002
Age: 85

Clara E. Deck, age 85, of Wellston, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2002 at the Four
Winds Nursing Facility. She was born in Wellston on January 23, 1917 to the late Alva and Edna
McNaughton Martin. Clara was a 1935 graduate of Wellston High School and was the bookkeeper
and secretary for the former Gaskill Funeral Home in Wellston and then later retired from the City
of Wellston in 1982 where she served as the city's Deputy Auditor. She was a lifelong member of
the Trinity United Methodist Church in Wellston where she served as church organist for over 65
years and was a member of Sunday School Class #14. Clara was a pianist for the former Gospel
Bells Trio, was a past member of the Wellston Senior Citizens and was a R.S.V.P. volunteer.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Patty and Jim McWilliams of Wellston and Betty
and Mike Hagerty of Radcliff; grandchildren Jean Ann and Steve Moshier of Wellston, Tom and
Sharon McWilliams of Wellston, Tony and Pam Hagerty of Ewington and J.T. Hagerty of Radcliff;
great grandchildren Josh, Alex and Morgan McWilliams of Wellston and Shavonna Hagerty of
Ewington; sister Mary Edna Conley of Columbus; brother and sister-in-law Dick and Virginia
Martin of Wellston as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas A. Deck in 1981, her
brother Vernon Martin, two infant children and an infant brother.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with pastor Rodney
Kuhn and Pastor Paula Christian officiating. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Henry Wilson
Died: Thursday, November 14, 2002
Age: 46

Henry Wilson, 46, a resident of Carpenter Road, Ray, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14,
2002 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.

Born June 19, 1956 in Cherry Point, N.C., he was employed by the Goodyear Aerospace
Corporation in Jackson and a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Henry was an avid
Ohio State fan and Nascar and Jeff Gordon fan.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Mercer Wilson; step-mother, Katie Wilson and
one brother, James Wilson Jr.
Surviving is his father, Jim Wilson of Jackson; two sons, Jason and Daniel, both of Jackson and a
daughter, Jennifer of Jackson; three sisters, Mary Jane (Bruce) Richards, Susie Wilson and Carol
(Steve) McCorkle, all of Jackson; his fiance', Samantha Woodruff; two nephews, three nieces and
one great-niece.

Calling hours were set for Saturday, 6-9 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson, where services
were set for Sunday, 2 p.m., with Rev. Cliff Coleman officiating and burial in Fairmount
Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: P.O. Box 895, Jackson, OH 45640.
Clarence Arthur
Died: Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Age: 68

Clarence Arthur, age 68, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002 at Edgewood
Manor Nursing Home in Wellston. He was born Nov. 11, 1934 in Lucasville, Scioto County, to the
late Homer and Nora (Yeley) Arthur.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Harold Arthur, and a sister, Jenny
Smith.

He is survived by three sons, Clarence Arthur and Kenneth Dale Arthur of Port Clinton, Ohio, and
David Michael (Debbie) Arthur of Norwalk, Ohio; three brothers, Raymond, Charles and Robert of
Jackson; four sisters, Ann Woods and Betty Reese of Columbus, Carol Arthur and Wanda
Simmering of Jackson; three grandchildren, David and Matt of Norwalk and Jamie Arthur in the
U.S. Army at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.; many nieces, nephews and friends; and also a special
friend of the family, Minnie Arthur of Port Clinton.

Calling hours were set for Friday, Nov. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson.
Funeral services were set for Saturday, 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Sammy Hale
officiating and burial to follow in Hamilton Cemetery.
Goldie M. Rainer
Died: Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Age: 78

Goldie M. Rainer, age 78, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002 at her residence.
She was born Aug. 4, 1924 to the late Everett and Ida Belle (Duhl) Dixon.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Raymond in 1969.

She is survived by one daughter, Linda Carter and her husband Alfred Carter of Jackson; two
sons, Rick A Messer and his wife Kim of Wellston and William E. Messer of Jackson; two sisters,
Louise Elkins and Mildred Oiler; several grandchildren, great children and one great-great
granddaughter.

Friends may call at Mayhew Funeral Home Friday, Nov. 15 from noon until the time of the service
to be held on Friday at 1p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. James Trace officiating. Burial will
follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Maude Whealdon
Died: Wednesday, November 13, 2002
Age: 95

Maude F. Whealdon, formerly of Thurman and a resident of Four Winds Nursing Facility in
Jackson, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson.
She was born Nov. 8, 1907 in Arlee, W. Va. to the late Levanace and Ann (Cornelius) Fadely.
Maude retired from Centerville School as a cook, was a member of the Thurman United Methodist
Church, and a graduate of Rio Grande High School.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Ray Highman of Woodsfield, Ohio;
daughter-in-law, Glenna Whealdon of Jackson; grandchildren, Lorrie (Rich) Cole, Carolyn
Goforth, Joyce (Dan) Sparks, David (Susie) Waugh, Donna (Jack) Bowers, Marjorie (Kevin)
Staten, and Linda (Bob) Sturgill; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Whealdon on May 18, 1978 and a son,
John "Bill" Whealdon on Oct. 16, 1989; sisters, Vivian Fadely Sims, Laura Jean and Grady Allen
Fadely; and a brother, Van Fadely.

Funeral services were set for Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at Thurman United Methodist Church
with Rev. Giles Hoover officiating. Burial will follow in Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. on Friday at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Clarence Arthur
Died: Monday, November 11, 2002
Age: 67

Clarence Arthur, 67, passed away Wednesday at the Edgewood Manor Nursing Home in Wellston.
He was born Nov. 11, 1934 the son of the late Homer and Ora Yelly Arthur. Arrangements are
pending at the Mayhew Funeral Home.
Gerald R. Sparks
Died: Sunday, November 10, 2002
Age: 64

Gerald Ray "Butch" Sparks, 64, of Benson, Ariz., formerly of Lucasville, Ohio, died Sunday, Nov.
10, 2002.

He was born Aug. 28, 1938 to Effie McCain Sparks Young of Benson, Ariz., and the late Raymond
Sparks. He was a 1957 graduate of Valley High School. He married Linda Merritt on Sept. 26,
1959.

He was a carpenter, having worked at Brant and Appel in Lucasville and Frowines in Minford.
Later in life, he was owner of his own business in Lucasville and Benson, Ariz. He and Linda
moved to Tucson in 1970, where he built many beautiful homes.

Butch was an avid fisherman and sailor. He and Linda lived for several years on their sailboat in
Ventura, Calif. They took many trips and finally docked his beloved sailboat in Mexico.

Besides his wife Linda, he is survived by three sons, one daughter and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 15 at Adair's Funeral Home, 1050 North Dodge, Tucson,
Arizona.
Dora E. Williams
Died: Saturday, November 09, 2002
Age: 78

Dora E. Williams, 78, of Interlachen, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002 at her home.

Born March 10, 1924 in Jackson, Ohio, Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. She was also a member
of the First Baptist Church of Interlachen, the Lighthouse Singles Club and being a member of the
Republican Woman's Club of Putnam County, was thrilled to learn Gov. Jeb Bush was elected for
a second term. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, sewing and making crafts,
especially her pillow and quilts. She will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren and
her church family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Harold E. Williams; and two sons, Jeffery
M. Williams and James M. Williams.

She is survived by three daughters, Sharon K. Davidson of Old Town, Diane Aaron of Interlachen,
and Gerry R. Gonzalez of Green Acres; two sons, Thomas A. Williams and Rodney W. Williams,
both of Interlachen; four step-children, Richard G. Williams, Donna Quick and Judy Dick of
Marietta, Ohio and Keith D. Williams of Ft. Worth, Texas; a brother, Milton A. Jordan of Sardinia,
Ohio; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for family and friends was set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the First
Baptist Church of Interlachen with Rev. Jim Roberson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the building fund of The
First Baptist Church of Interlachen, P.O. Box 108, Interlachen, Fla. 32148; or to Hospice of the
Lakes, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, Fla. 32177.

Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home and Crematory of Interlachen is in charge of arrangements.
Helen M. Mahle
Died: Wednesday, November 06, 2002
Age: 88

Helen M. Mahle, age 88, of Wellston, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at the Four
Winds Nursing Facility. She was born in Wellston on October 28, 1914 to the late Jerome and
Eunice Mahle. Helen was an employee of the former Hercules Trouser Company in Wellston for
several years and was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

She is survived by her sister-in-law Gay Mahle of Wellston, niece Mary Ann Wyant and family of
Reynoldsburg as well as several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters including Bob
Mahle.

Calling hours will be Friday, November 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home in
Wellston, where rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Funeral Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at
the McWilliams Funeral Home with Father Donald Maroon officiating. Burial will be in the Mt.
Calvary Cemetery.
Edgar E. Lewis
Died: Wednesday, November 06, 2002
Age: 70

Edgar E. Lewis, age 70, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 at Holzer
Medical Center, Jackson. He was born Feb. 14, 1932 in Oak Hill to the late Edgar and Elizabeth
(Gahm) Lewis.

Ed was currently the Parts Manager at Hanes Chevrolet and formerly had worked at the Oak Hill
Garage for many years. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the Oak Hill
American Legion, a graduate of the Oak Hill High School Class of 1950, and a past Master and
member of Portland Lodge #366 F&AM.

Survivors include his wife, Patty (Lambert); sons, Deron and Kevin, both of Oak Hill; brother,
Thomas Lewis of Jackson; four sisters, Faye Bocock of Wheelersburg, Loraine Hedges of Grove
City, Wilma Truxal of Hilliard and Glenna Davis of Columbus; numerous nieces, nephews and
many friends.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Eubanks and by his parents.

Graveside services were set for 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at Clay Cemetery, Oak Hill with Rev. Stan
Howard officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 at Kuhner-Lewis
Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Steven J. Gut
Died: Tuesday, November 05, 2002
Age: 44

Steven Joseph Gut, age 44, of Jackson, Ohio, formerly of Rootstown, passed away suddenly at
his home on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002.

He was born Feb. 21, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Martin J. and Joan M. (Peters) Gut.

Mr. Gut was a teacher at Jackson High School in Southern Ohio. He was a member of the Holy
Family Catholic Church, and also a member of the Elks and American Legion.

Survivors include: daughter, Alisha Gut of Jackson; son, Martin Nathaniel Gut of Jackson;
parents, Martin J. and Joan M. Gut of Rootstown; brothers, Michael Gut of Atwater and Dennis
Gut of Rootstown; sisters, Kathy (Fred) Herman of Hartville, Cynthia (Bruce) Hensley of Randolph
and Monica Butler of Garrettsville; several nieces, nephews and a great-nephew.

Friends will be received Thursday, Nov. 7, 6-9 p.m. at the Wood-Kortright Funeral Home,
Ravenna Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Tom Crum on Friday, Nov.
8 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter of the Fields Catholic Church in Rootstown.

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Dorothy Campbell
Died: Sunday, November 03, 2002
Age: 89

Dorothy Helen Campbell, 89, of Waverly-Zahn's Corner Community, died Sunday at Pike
Community Hospital. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, Beaver, ph. 740-226-2492.
Richard D. Hollingshead
Died: Saturday, November 02, 2002
Age: 69

Richard D. "Dick" Hollingshead, Sr., age 69, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2,
2002 at his residence. He was born in Wellston on Aug. 6, 1933, to the late Pearl and Ruth Payne
Hollingshead.

Mr. Hollingshead was a former millwright and truck driver. He was a veteran of the Korean War
and attended the Zion #3 Church in Wellston.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Norma Weber Hollingshead; children, James and Judy
Hollingshead of Wellston, Richard Jr. and Nancy Hollingshead of Jackson, Paul and Diane
Hollingshead of Stoutsville, Chris and Mike Fraley of Jackson, Janet and Rick Kincaid of Wellston,
Joan and Jim Dunn of Wellston and Mark and Kim Hollingshead of Chillicothe; 14 grandchildren,
including Michael Hollingshead of Chillicothe who was raised in the home; sisters, Pluma Davis of
Wellston and Evelyn McGhee of Akron; as well as two great-grandchildren and several nieces and
nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Pearl, Clarence "Dude," Emerson and
Ralph; and sisters, Mildred Hollingshead, Nellie Cardwell, Ruth Zinn and Mabel Edwards.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, 2-8 p.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral services
will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Zion #3 Church in Wellston with Rick Kincaid officiating.
Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Freda Edinger
Died: Saturday, November 02, 2002
Age: 84

Freda Edinger, 84, of South Missouri Ave., Wellston, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002
at Holzer Hospital in Jackson.

Born Dec. 11, 1917, she was a homemaker and member of American Legion Ladies' Auxiliary.

Survivors include: son, Edward Edinger of Jackson; daughter, Ruth (Kenny) M. Downard of
Wellston; six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Edinger; parents, Elizabeth and Fred Deal;
one son, Joseph; three brothers, Bob, Chuck and George Deal; sister, Virginia Mangenie and one
granddaughter.

Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Tuesday at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston, with Pastor
Mike Leslie officiating and burial to follow in Ridgewood Cemetery. Calling hours were set for 2-8
p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Carl E. Holstine
Died: Saturday, November 02, 2002
Age: 45

"Speedy" Carl E. Holstine, age 45, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 2,
2002, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. He was born March 15, 1957 in Oak Hill to the late
Carl and Genaveeve Houser Holstine.

Speedy was a motorcycle mechanic and a man of all trades.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Howard Holstine; son, Adam Brown of Wellston; daughters, Abra
Brown of Wellston and Spring Rutledge of McArthur; godson, Chris Matthews of Jackson;
grandchildren, Evon Lambert and Misty, Mindy and Matthew Kerr; son-in-law, Aaron Kerr of
McArthur; brothers, Danny Holstine of Wellston and Larry Holstine of Jackson; sisters, Margie
Holstine of Jackson and Marie Johnson of Jackson, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann and an infant sister.

At the request of Mr. Holstine, his body was cremated. Private memorial services will be held at
the McWilliams Funeral Home at the convenience of the family.
Dorothy Richardson
Died: Friday, November 01, 2002
Age: 78

Dorothy Richardson, 78, of Pickerington, formerly of Waverly, died Friday at her residence.
Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, Beaver, ph. 740-226-2492.
Ralph B. Frizzell
Died: Thursday, October 31, 2002
Age: 67
Ralph Berkeley Frizzell, age 67, of Wellston, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2002 at his
residence. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on January 12, 1935, son of the late Clark and Mary
Mounts Frizzell. Mr. Frizzell was a former Supervisor and cabinet maker at Allied Sink Top in
Columbus.

He is survived by his wife Jacquelynn Knapp Frizzell; sons, Randall Frizzell and Jeffrey Davis,
both of Columbus; daughter Peggy Stephens of Columbus; sisters, Mildred Armstrong and Phyllis
Rosecrans both of Albuquerque, New Mexico; grandchildren, Kristine Randall of Daytona Beach,
Florida, Cynthia Mills of Canal Winchester and Joseph Berkley Davis of Columbus of Columbus as
well as 3 great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter,
Rebecca Frizzell.

At the request of Mr. Frizzell, his body was donated to the Ohio University College of Osteopathic
Medicine. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart
Association, Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, Ohio 43218-2039.
Arrangements are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home.
Betty Rowland
Died: Thursday, October 31, 2002
Age: 79

Betty (Stephenson) Rowland, age 79, of Jackson passed away at her home on Thursday, October
31, 2002. She was born in Jackson on February 2, 1923 to the late Fred and Maude (Wiseman)
Stephenson.

She is survived by a son David (Gail) Rowland of Acworth, Ga.; grandchildren, Justin Rowland,
Dawn (Rowland) Howell, Stephanie (Rowland) Lange and Paul Rowland; and one brother Paul
(Martha) Stephenson of Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Paul Rowland in May 1990 and son
Stephen Rowland in 1972.

Graveside services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Fairmount Cemetery with Bob Swaim and
Rev. Larry Arnold officiating. Arrangements are under the arrangement of Eisnaugle-Lewis
Funeral Home.
James Jackson
Died: Wednesday, October 30, 2002
Age: 97

James Jackson, age 97, of Route 335, Beaver died Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at Heartland of
Jackson. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Beaver, 226-2492.
Herman Phillips
Died: Wednesday, October 30, 2002
Age: 82

Herman Phillips, 82, of Four Winds Nursing Facility, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002 at Holzer
Medical Center/Jackson. Arrangements are by McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston, 384-2424.
Margaret Postlewaite
Died: Tuesday, October 29, 2002
Age: 84

Margaret C. "Peggy" Postlewaite, age 84, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002 at her home.

Born July 17, 1918 in Jackson, Ohio, she was the daughter of Charles and Margaret O'Donnell
Chapman.
She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, World War II; a graduate of St. Mary of the Springs College,
where she was a member of Kappa Gamma Pi and the St. Mary's Guild; and a long-time member
of St. Catharine Church.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, William N. Postlewaite; children, Margaret (Gerard)
Kiernan of White Plains, N.Y., Betsy (Jim) Mason, Bill (Linda) Postlewaite, Susie Keaney, of St.
Louis, Mo., Chuck Postlewaite and John (Laura) Postlewaite; 14 grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren and caregivers, Holly Spaulding and Edna Sullivan.

Calling hours were set for Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, 403 E. Broad
St., Columbus. Prayer service was set for Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial was set for Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Catharine Church, and burial in
St. Joseph Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute to St. Catharine Church, 500 S. Gould Rd.,
Columbus, OH 43209, or have Masses offered in her name.
Mary Swaim
Died: Tuesday, October 29, 2002
Age: 90

Mary (Lesser) Swaim, age 90, formerly of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002 at
Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, Ohio.

She was born April 20, 1912 in Jackson to the late James Arthur and Laura (Lesser) Swaim. She
was a retired bookkeeper with the State Employment Service, member of the First Baptist Church
of Jackson and the Presbyterian Church of Fairborn.

She is survived by sons, James (Connie) Swaim of Vermont, Thomas (Janet) Swaim of Fairborn,
and Bob (Pat) Swaim of Circleville; grandchildren, Kevin Swaim of Florida, Kelley Niven of
Indiana, Trishia Oberley of Circleville and Jeffrey Swaim of Grove City; eight great-grandchildren
and one sister, Laura Leanna Russell of Grove City.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Leota Barron.

Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson, with Rev. Dave Cavanaugh officiating, and burial at Fairmount Cemetery. Calling hours
will be held two hours prior to the funeral service.
Vance Leedy
Died: Sunday, October 27, 2002
Age: 93

Vance Leedy, age 93, of Pleasant Grove Road, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27,
2002 at Jenkins Memorial Health Facility, Wellston.

Vance was born Nov. 4, 1908 in Wytheville, Co. Va., to the late William J. and Allie G.
(Copenhaver) Leedy. In Vance's early years he ran a rolling store and was a farmer. He later
worked at Jisco and Globe Iron Co. until it closed in 1960; he then worked for T. K. Owens
Lumber Co. until his retirement. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his second wife, Helen Lillie Leedy; three sons, Frank (Mirian) of Florida,
Edward (Sandra) of Illinois and Ivan (Glenda) Leedy of Londonderry; one daughter, Ruth (Ron)
Brisker of Sidney, Ohio; six step-children, Judy Cunningham, Janet Dearwester, Jane Witten,
Joyce Wallace, Jeff and John Quidor; 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two brothers, Isaac and Neal Leedy, and one sister, Gertrude Miller.

He was preceded in death by parents and his first wife, Bertha (Snyder) Leedy in 1969; two
sons, Ralph and John Leedy; brother, Rupert Leedy and sister, Lucy Kate Tudor.

Funeral services were set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at Grace United Methodist Church, Broad
and Oak Streets, Jackson, with burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson, and the Rev.
George Copus officiating. Calling hours were set for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5-8 p.m. at Eisnaugle-
Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Grace United
Methodist Church, Oak and Broad Streets, Jackson, OH 45640, or a charity of one's choice.
Charles David Hamilton
Died: Friday, October 25, 2002
Age: 72

Charles David Hamilton, 72, of Syracuse, Ohio, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2002 at Ohio State
University Hospital, Columbus, after an extended illness. He was born on May 31, 1930, in
Maysville, Ky., son of the late Charles David Hamilton, Sr., and Lucy K. Nichols Hamilton Davis.
He was a graduate of Wellston High School.

He was a production manager of the former Royal Crown Cola Bottling Company in Middleport
and a former Prudential Life Insurance agent. He was a member of the Forest Run United
Methodist Church. He attended and was a caretaker for the Syracuse Asbury United Methodist
Church. He excelled in baseball and played for the minor league Muncy Reds team, which was
based in Muncy, Ind. He was an umpire for high school and college baseball and coached Legion
Baseball. He was an avid Ohio University basketball fan.

He is survived by his wife, Emmogene Edwards Hamilton of Syracuse; son and daughter-in-law,
Brian D. and Regina Hamilton of Syracuse; daughter and son-in-law, Sam and Tom Hawley of
Racine; stepchildren, Diana Mills of Syracuse, Teresa and Danny Talbott of Logan.

He was the loving grandfather of Jessica Frechette, Ashley Hamilton, Sarah Hawley and Alex
Hawley; great-granddaughter, Lilliann Frechette; six step-grandchildren and two step-great-
grandchildren; special cousin, Dorothy Kirk of Flatwoods, Ky., and many other cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by step-father, Pete Davis.

Services were set for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Fisher Funeral Home in Pomeroy, with Rev.
Mark Morrow and Rev. Bob Robinson officiating. Graveside services were set for 2 p.m. at
Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston with Rev. Junior Malloy officiating. Calling hours were set for
Monday, Oct. 28, 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Brian H. Justice
Died: Friday, October 25, 2002
Age: 43

Brian H. Justice, age 43, formerly of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Friday, Oct. 25, 2002 at his
Brooksville, Fla. residence. He came to Florida in 1996 from Ohio.

He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Anna Justice; brother, Alva E. Justice and sister,
Darlene Colaw.

He is survived by three brothers: Earl R. Justice of St. Louis, Mo., Charles H. Justice of Rochester,
N.Y., and Jerry M. Justice of Ohio; two sisters, Karen Ruth Everhart of Washington C.H., Ohio and
Carol Ann Fulk of Brooksville, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services are entrusted to Brewer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 4450
Commercial Way, Spring Hill, FL 34606 (ph. 352-596-4991).
Walter Delaney
Died: Thursday, October 24, 2002
Age: 86

Oak Hill lost one of its lifetime residents in the death of Walter Delaney.

Walter passed away Oct. 24, 2002, at the age of 86, after a few years of failing health.

Because of the long span of life allotted to him, he had witnessed many changes in the
community. Since his mind had retained its strength and vigor, he was able to relate to his family
and friends these many interesting events which he had witnessed.

Walter was one of 12 children born into the home of Hiram and Minnie (Sharp) Delaney on June
14, 1916. He had seven brothers and four sisters.

On June 27, 1936, he was united in marriage to Ruth Snyder, in Greenup, Ky. To this union were
born four sons and two daughters.

Walter had a loving family. His happiest moments were when all his children and grandchildren
were together. He was employed at North American Aviation during World War II; then worked
the local brickyards, from which he retired. After retiring he became self-employed, trucking coal
and various other things for many local families in the community.

In the days of Walter's failing health, he was lovingly cared for by his wife and children, who
visited with him daily.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Hiram and Minnie Delaney; six brothers, David, Les,
Orville, Pearl, William Lawrence and Jack Delaney; two sisters, Goldie Jones and Roxie Baker;
and one grandson, Adam Clayton Delaney.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth; four sons, Dale (and Judy) Delaney, Lonnie (and
Debra) Delaney, Stephen (and Debbie) Delaney, Michael (and Margaret) Delaney; two daughters,
Donna (and Stanley) Johnson, Kay (and Harley) Johnson; 14 grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters, Georgia Edwards and Vera (Birdie) Coppock; and one brother,
Charles (Akin) Delaney.

Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill,
with burial to follow in Horeb Cemetery, and Rev. Tim Simpson officiating. Calling hours were set
for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Art (Sonny) Leach
Died: Thursday, October 24, 2002
Age: 64

Art (Sonny) Leach, age 64, of Second Street, Coalton, Ohio, passed away Oct. 24, 2002 at Four
Winds Nursing Home with his daughters and wife in attendance.

Born in Wellston on April 27, 1938 to the late Arthur Ismael Otto Leach and mother, Dorothy
Dress (Trace) Leach, he was a veteran of the Korean and Viet Nam Wars. He was active in the
Disabled American Veterans until the time of his death. He served the DAV as Commander of
Chapter #45, District Commander, Ohio State Department Commander and 11th District National
Executive Committeeman; was a member of the American Legion Post #371; General Mathew
Ridgeway 82nd Airborne Division Association; Order of the Purple Heart; Veterans of the Foreign
Wars and Order of the Trench Rats.

He is survived by his wife, Ramona; daughters, Tammy (Brandon) Sigman of Jackson and Bobbi
Leach of Coalton; sons, Michael and Terry Leach; step-sons, Kerry Kelly of Coalton, Rusty Kelly
of California, Ronald Kelly of California, and Harvey Lockwood of Coalton; and brother, Franklin
Eugene Leach.

He also leaves behind grandchildren whom he loved dearly: Justin Jackson, Laura Jackson,
Jonathan Howell, Rachel Cook, Samuel Cook, Cassie Oiler, Ayrron King, Tim Leach of Maryland,
Kerry Kelly Jr., Melissa Kelly, Rick Kelly, Tina Kelly, Desiree, Regina, Jesse, Rusty Jr., Kelly, Ron
Jr. and Christopher Kelly; uncle, Bob Dress; aunts, Mae Stewart and Edna Stapleton; and several
other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents, and step-father, Frank Leach.

Funeral services were set for Monday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston with Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating. Calling
hours will be held 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the funeral home. A DAV State Department
service will be held Sunday evening, and there will be American Legion Post #371 and Chapter
#45 Honor Guard Graveside Services.
Betty L. McNerlin
Died: Thursday, October 24, 2002
Age: 57

Betty L. McNerlin passed away at her home on Oct. 24, 2002 at age 57.

She was born March 21, 1945 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Wesley and Dorothy (Evans) Saunders.
She was a devoted wife and mother of four children.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Robert McNerlin; children, Dannie K. McNerlin,
James and Amy McNerlin, Sadie McNerlin, all of Oak Hill, and Pamela and Bruce Humphrey of
Racine; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Wanda (Thurman) Canterbury and
Myra Burt of Oak Hill; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Saunders of Patriot.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jake Saunders and sisters, Ruth
Canterbury and Cathrine Saunders.

Funeral services were set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill
with burial in C. M. Cemetery, and Rev. Tim Simpson officiating. Calling hours were set for
Saturday, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Walter L. Delaney
Died: Thursday, October 24, 2002
Age: 86

Walter L. Delaney, age 86, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002 at Heartland
of Jackson.

He was born in Oak Hill, June 14, 1916 to the late Hiram and Minnie (Sharp) Delaney. He was a
self-employed truck driver and employed at several brick yards in the area.

He is survived by his wife, Janetta Ruth (Snyder) Delaney; four sons, Dale (Judy), Lonnie
(Debra), Steve (Debbie), and Micheal (Margaret) Delaney; two daughters, Donna (Stanley)
Johnson and Kay (Harley) Johnson; grandchildren, Pam, Susan, Steve, Jason, Shanna, Brianna,
Danielle Delaney, Dean Johnson, Shawn Adkins, April Kudiako, Dianna Chesser, Kim White,
Danielle, Kyle, Casey Downey, and six great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Aken Delaney; and
sisters, Georgia Edwards and Vera (Birdie) Coppock.

He was preceded in death by grandson, Adam Clayton Delaney; brothers, David, Les, Orville,
Pearl, William Lawrence and Jack Delaney; sisters, Goldie Jones and Roxie Baker.

Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill,
with burial to follow in Horeb Cemetery, and Rev. Tim Simpson officiating. Calling hours were set
for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
George P. Jarjisian
Died: Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Age: 79

George P. Jarjisian, 79, died Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at his residence in Jackson. Born in
Philadelphia, PA, he served during World War II on the battleship U.S.S. Iowa and later worked
as a civilian for the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the Army. Enchanted by
rhythm and the sounds of jazz and the big bands, he learned to play the drums and later
performed at major dance clubs in the Philadelphia area including the Latin Casino. In retirement,
upon hearing that a school's jazz band might fold for lack of a drum set, he donated his own
drums and gave free lessons to the teenager who would play them.

He is survived by his wife Sarah M. Jarjisian; his son Peter F. Jarjisian; brother Robert T.
Jarjisian; and his nephews Robert, Mark, Davis and their children. He was preceded in death by
his parents.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, October 29 at 3 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his honor may be made to the Ohio University School of Music
percussion scholarship fund in care of the Ohio University Foundation.
Patty Jo Church
Died: Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Age: 61

Patty Jo Church, 61, of Umblebee Road, Beaver, Ohio, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002, at her
residence.

Born Sept. 5, 1941 in Amba, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Isaac and Eunice (Riley) Meade.
She was a member of the State Street Church of Christ in Jackson.

Survivors include one sister, Bonnie Hamner of Waverly; three sisters-in-law, Sarah Jane
Keathley of Beaver, Inez Miller of Beaver and Leona Riley of Beaver; 23 nieces and nephews, and
several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Wallen Riley, Lloyd Riley and William Riley; and
one sister, Mildred Hall.

Funeral services were set for noon Sunday at the Cox Funeral Home, Beaver, with burial to follow
in Bethel Ridge Cemetery. Calling hours were set for Saturday, 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Envie Chandler
Died: Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Age: 89

Envie Chandler, 89, formerly of Beaver, Ohio, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002 at Pleasant Hill
Manor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lodi Chandler. Arrangements are by the Cox
Funeral Home, Beaver, ph. 740-226-2492.
Darwin Cosby
Died: Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Age: 73

Darwin "Doc" Cosby, age 73, of N. High Street, Chillicothe, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Oct.
23, 2002 at the Veterans Hospital in Chillicothe.

He was born Dec. 19, 1928 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late Britt and Nancy (Jones) Cosby. In
addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Coston Cosby and a sister, Wilma
Brown.

Mr. Cosby was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Korean Conflict and was retired from the Veterans
Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Janet (Tanner) Cosby; two sons, Martin Cosby and Keith (Tammy)
Tanner, of Chillicothe; two daughters, Michelle Cosby and Holly (Joseph) Keel of Chillicothe; four
sisters, Mary (Wesley) Valentine, Flossie Valentine, Wylodine Powell and Sarah Powell of Jackson;
six brothers, Douglas Cosby, Stanley Cosby and William Cosby of Jackson, Heber (Daisy) of
Chillicothe, Darold Cosby and Johnny Cosby of Columbus; three grandchildren, Joseph Keel, Jr.,
Joy (Scott) Finley and Corbin Tanner; three great-grandchildren, Donavon Keel, Summer Clark
and Wesley Finley; a sister-in-law, Joann Cosby of Jackson and special friends, Chancey, Dorothy
and Nikki Valentine of Chillicothe.

Calling hours were set at the Mayhew Funeral Home Friday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral
services were to be held at the United Community Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11
a.m., with Rev. Roger Ford officiating and burial in Caldwell Cemetery, Ross County.
Wilma A. Watkins
Died: Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Age: 89

Wilma Alice Watkins, age 89, of Jackson Hill Road, Jackson, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, Oct.
22, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis.

She was born in West Virginia on May 29, 1913, to the late Walter Edward and Martha M.
(Burgess) Monroe.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Maxwell Watkins, and by a
sister, Garnet Campbell. She was the last of her family.

Friends may call at Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson on Friday, Oct. 25 from noon to 1 p.m.
Services will be held there Friday at 1 p.m., with Dr. Frank G. Steyn officiating. Burial will follow
in Fairmount Cemetery.
Teresa Daugherty
Died: Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Age: 42

Teresa Daugherty, 42, of Byer, Ohio, died on Oct. 22, 2002 at her daughter's home in Hamden.

She is survived by her long-time companion, Tom Bartlett of Byer and two daughters, Erin
Daugherty of Hamden and Kara Ross of Wellston. She also leaves behind two grandchildren,
Avery Ross of Wellston and Timothy Pierce of Hamden.

Teresa is also survived by four siblings, Mary Cadle of North Carolina and Juanita Daugherty,
Vicky Daugherty and Wanda Smith, all of Columbus.
She is preceded in death by her mother, father and grandparents: Betty Daugherty, Earl
Daugherty and Carl and Gladys Williams.

Funeral services will be held Friday at noon at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston. Visitation will
be held Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in
Byer Cemetery.
Charles Moshier
Died: Monday, October 21, 2002
Age: 67

Charles Moshier, age 67, died Oct. 21, 2002 in the early morning, at his residence.

He was the founder and CEO of Ohio Electric Motor Service Center; past Director of Region #7
Electrical Apparatus Service Association, Inc. (EASA); past Master of Magnolia Lodge #20; past
High Priest of West Gate Chapter #216; past Illustrious Master of West Gate Council #129;
member of Mt. Vernon Commandery #1, Achbar Grotto and Aladdin Temple Shrine; a member of
Columbia Heights United Methodist Church; Columbus Clipper Booster Club; and was Scout
Master of Troop #426 Boy Scouts of America.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry (Pauline) Moshier; sisters, Mary Margaret and
Nancy Gill; and in-laws, Harry (Irene) Duckworth.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Bonnie Duckworth Moshier; sons, Douglas (Jody) Moshier
and Michael Moshier (Kecia); grandchildren, Tyler, Adam and Lauren; brother, Harry E. (Peggy
"Jo") Moshier Jr.; sisters, Clara Murray, Rita Ousley and Wilma Moshier; brother-in-law, Robert
(Doris) Duckworth of Monument, Co.; sister-in-law, Virginia (Ron) Rowland of Stow, Ohio; nieces
and nephews, and the employees of OEMSC.

Calling hours were to be held at Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St., Columbus (ph.
614-274-5902), on Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.; then after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Columbia
Heights United Methodist Church, 912 Sturbridge Road. Services were to be held there at 10:30
a.m. Thursday with Rev. A. Gail Sims officiating and interment at Alton Cemetery. Masonic
services were set for 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Donald H. Cramer
Died: Monday, October 21, 2002
Age: 93

Donald Harman Cramer, 93, a former resident of Bidwell, Ohio, passed away in Arbors of
Gallipolis on Monday, Oct. 21, 2002. A retired farmer and sawmill operator, he was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II.

He was born Sept. 10, 1909 in Springfield Township, Gallia County, Ohio, son of the late Clyde
Cramer and Effie Harman Cramer. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Louise Bowe Martin Cramer,
whom he married in February, 1995, and who resides in Oak Hill, Ohio.

Also surviving are one daughter, Evelyn (Harold) Burch of Columbus; five grandchildren, several
great-grandchildren, one step-son and three step-daughters: Rev. David (Janet) Martin of
Dresden, Joyce (Sheridan) Hughes of Marion, Barbara (Denver) Nelson of Greenup, Ky., and
Janet (Phillip) Rowell of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; seven step-grandchildren and several step-great-
grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter and one brother.

Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Thursday at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, Ohio,
with Rev. Stan Howard officiating and burial to follow in the Clark Chapel Cemetery near Porter,
Ohio. Calling hours were set for Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Jeffrey A. Hinkle
Died: Saturday, October 19, 2002
Age: 40

Jeffrey A. Hinkle, age 40, of Beaver, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002 in Jackson. He
was born on Dec. 1, 1961 in Franklin County, Ohio.

He was predeceased by his step-father, Craig Elswick.

He is survived by his mother, Wanda (Durham) Elswick; two brothers, Don Hinkle of Florida and
Bill Durham of Columbus; and two sisters, Rhonda Elswick and Lora Elswick of Jackson.

Friends may call at Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Traditional funeral services are not planned.
Joshua R. Nelson
Died: Saturday, October 19, 2002
Age: 20

Joshua R. Nelson, age 20, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002 at Holzer
Medical Center, Gallipolis after a work-related accident. He was born May 11, 1982 in Marion,
Ohio, to Richard R. Nelson and Artie M. (Howard) Nelson, both of Oak Hill.

Josh worked construction and was a member of the United Iron Workers Local #769 in Ashland,
Ky. He was a graduate of Oak Hill High School, Class of 2000 and played varsity football for four
years.

He is survived by his parents; fiancŽ, Susan Campbell of Oak Hill; sister, Jennifer Renea Nelson
of Oak Hill; grandmothers, Carolyn Howard of Oak Hill and Linda Nelson of Marion; best friend,
Matt Detty of Oak Hill; Coach Triplett of Gallia; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many
friends.

He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Hedgel Nelson and Isaac Howard.

Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Trinity Wesleyan Church, Elm Street,
Oak Hill, with Pastor Fred Crabtree officiating and burial to follow in C. M. Cemetery. Calling
hours were set for Monday, 2-8 p.m. at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, 202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill.
Chester E. Miller
Died: Friday, October 18, 2002
Age: 85

Chester Edward Miller, 85, of Georgetown, widower of Helen Eileen Miller, died Friday, Oct. 18,
2002 at the Hospice Care Center, Lexington. A retired DT&I Railroad employee, he was a native
of Lawrence County, Ohio and the son of the late John and Ida Martin Miller.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Richard Ray, two grandchildren, Valerie
(Rick) Hughes and Jeffrey (Dianna) Ray, and three great-grandchildren, all of Georgetown; and
two sisters, Jessie Kelly of South Webster and Halene Oiler of Jackson.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21 in the Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston.
Joseph S. Arthur
Died: Friday, October 18, 2002
Age: 86
Joseph Syrus Arthur, 86, of Brown Road, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Friday at Holzer Medical
Center-Jackson. He was born July 8, 1916 in Lawrence County, Ohio to the late Joshua and
Samantha Brown Arthur. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers,
Charles, Joshua, Ben and John; sisters Fannie Arthur, Della Kanouse, Ellen Burt and
granddaughters Jennifer Joann Arthur and grandson Keith Allen Arthur.

Joe was retired from Jisco and a long time member of the Jackson Apostolic Church of Jackson.
His favorite pastime was making the best garden in Jackson. A weed was afraid to peek it's head
through the ground because it knew it would be removed.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gertrude B. Downey Arthur; sons Bill (Ruth) Arthur, Larry
(Sue) Arthur, Daniel (Mary) Arthur, Steve (Gale) Arthur; daughters Diana (Ron) Heinzi, 16
grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home in Jackson
where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Bethel Ridge
Cemetery.
Max E. Starkey
Died: Thursday, October 17, 2002
Age: 57

After 27 years of fighting diabetes and two years on a waiting list for a new kidney and pancreas,
Max Eugene Starkey, 57, of Ray, lost his battle on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2002 at 7:05 a.m. at Ohio
State University Hospital in Columbus.

Max was a loving husband, father and grandfather; a proud and dedicated 27-year employee of
Kenworth of Chillicothe; and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was born in 1945 to the late
Homer and Marie Starkey.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Teresa (Coyle) Starkey; sons and daughters-in-law,
Michael and Vanessa Starkey of McArthur, Scott and Tiffany Starkey of Jackson; and one very
loved grandson, Craig Starkey.

In addition, he is survived by brothers, Bill (Shirley) Starkey, Jim (Cathy) Gast and Terry Gast;
sisters, Pauline Gast, Helen Graham, Marilyn Loudermilk, Kim Sherman, Jane Ann Swan and
Sandy Boswell; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Warren Starkey, Homer Dean Starkey and sister, Ada
Louise Starkey.

Viewing hours were set for Saturday, Oct. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. and funeral services Sunday at 1
p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston, with Rev. Jim McFadden officiating. Burial was
to be in Byer Cemetery with military graveside services.
Earl R. Wimer
Died: Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Age: 69

Earl Roy Wimer, age 69, of South Bloomfield, formerly of Wellston, passed from this world
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002. He was born Dec. 14, 1932. He was an Air Force veteran and a
retired truck driver from Consolidated Freight.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Dortha Wimer. He is survived by one
brother, Ray Wimer of Pickerington; one sister, Darlene Hayes of Washington Court House; and
his wife, Carrie Craft-Wimer.
Also surviving are five daughters and one son (and their spouses): Anna Wimer and John Weaver
of Circleville; Patty Milliken of Wellston; J. R. Milliken (son) of South Bloomfield; Patty and Don
Havens of Washington Court House; Nola and William Humphreys of Washington Court House;
Kathy and Robert Bond of Pataskala; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services were set for Saturday, 11 a.m. at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston, with burial in
Salem Cemetery, and military graveside services. Calling hours were set for Friday, 6-8 p.m. at
the funeral home.
Henry D. Sheline
Died: Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Age: 66

Henry D. Sheline, age 66, of Patriot, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002 at his
residence. He was born March 22, 1936 in Gallipolis to the late Howard and Margaret (Scarberry)
Sheline.

He retired from GDC (formerly GSI) as food service director in Gallipolis. He was a Greenfield
Township Trustee and a 32 degree Mason.

Survivors include his wife, Delphine (Crider); children, Teresa and Bob, Mike and Patsy, David
and Mary, Linda and John, Barry and Michelle, Holly and Joe; brothers and sisters, Howard
Sheline, Donald (Brenda) Sheline, Delores (Frank) Crosky, and Sandra (Mike) Bennett;
grandchildren, Bob, Laura, Beth, David, Samantha, Erin, Emory, Lisa, Kayla, Ryan, Jessica, Jay,
Josie, Joey, Charlie, Cody, Beth, Jay, T. and Jennifer; and great-grandchildren, Drew, Madison,
Arealle, Donnie and Tyler.

Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill
with Rev. Cline Rawlins officiating, and burial to follow in Centerpoint Cemetery. Calling hours
were set for 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday.
Joseph F. Evans
Died: Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Age: 90

Joseph F. Evans, age 90, of Morrow, Ohio, formerly of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, Oct.
16, 2002 at Eagle Creek Nursing Home, West Union. He was born May 15, 1912 in Jackson
County.

He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph F. and Bertha (Fennell) Evans; two brothers, Charles
and Jim; and three sisters, Golda A. McGhee, Ruth Ashworth and Effie Forshey.

He is survived by one sister, Iva Weller of Huntington, W. Va., and a sister-in-law, Ruby Evans of
Jackson.

Funeral services will be held at Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson on Friday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. with
Rev. Wilbur McCormick officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Friday.
Burial will follow in Rice Cemetery.
Gladys Marie Stevison
Died: Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Age: 86

Gladys Marie Stevison, age 86, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002 at
Heartland of Jackson. She was born July 25, 1916 to the late Thomas and Josephine (Maple)
Felton.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lamar in 1991.
She is survived by a son, Charles (Karen) Stevison of Jackson and a daughter, Peggy Lewis of
Jackson; one grandchild, Tracey Mullins and two great-grandchildren, Donny Wilson and
Jeramyka Riffe.

Friends may call at Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson, Thursday, Oct. 17 from 4 to 8, where
services will be held Friday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. Rev. Jack Hughes will officiate with burial to follow
in Fairmount Cemetery.
Mary Sprouse
Died: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Age: 55

Mary Sprouse, age 55, of Harding Avenue, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002
at her residence. She was born July 9, 1947 in Beckley, W. Va., to Bobby Lee and Margaret
(Wilburn) Richmond, who predeceased her.

She is survived by her husband, Willard Sprouse; two daughters, Mary Louise Steele of Jackson
and Agnes Sprouse of W. Va.; one step-daughter, Mary Ann Sprouse of Columbus; three step-
sons, Willard Sprouse, Jr., Charles Sprouse of Jackson and Marshall Sprouse of Cincinnati;
mother-in-law, Mary Jane Gray of Jackson; and 13 grandchildren.

Friends may call at Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson, Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 4 to 8 p.m., where
services will be held Thursday, Oct. 17 at noon, with Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Burial will
follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Shirley A. Hamilton
Died: Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Age: 70

Shirley A. Yates Hamilton, age 70, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002 at
Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe. She was born on Jan. 3, 1932 in Jackson to the late
James Austill "Fuzzy" and Esta Irene (Colley) Wilson.

Shirley was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, where she had been a
Sunday school teacher, a youth leader and treasurer for the Dorcas Circle. Previously she worked
as a bookkeeper for Jimmie Moore Accounting, Eisnaugle-Hurst Accounting and for Harvey Lang
with Jackson Feed Mill. She was a graduate of Jackson High School, Class of 1950, and a member
of the Rolling Buckeyes Camping Club and the Jackson Camping Club.

She is survived by her husband of four years, Carl Hamilton; daughter, Ellen (David) Mangione of
Circleville; son, Ed Yates (fiance', Patti Boggs) of Jackson; step-daughter, Karen (Jamie) Pratt of
Jackson; step-son, Steven (Karen) Hamilton of Wellston; grandchildren, Jillian and Kyle
Mangione, Todd and Brian Yates, Shannon (Mike) Cantrell; step-grandchildren, Amy and Amber
Pratt, Mandy (Morgan) Washam, Steven A. Hamilton and Valarie Hamilton; great-granddaughter,
Mariah Cantrell; step-great-grandson, Samuel Hamilton; sister, Carol (Virgil) Lambert of Castalia;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Yates in 1980, and a sister, Patricia
Gray.

Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at First Baptist Church, 35 Broadway St.,
Jackson, with Pastor Rick Holland officiating, and burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Calling
hours were set for 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson.
Hobart E. Farney
Died: Monday, October 14, 2002
Age: 86
Hobart Edward Farney, age 86, of East John Street, Nappanee, Indiana, formerly of Oak Hill,
passed away Monday, October 14, 2002 at Miller's Merry Manor following a short illness. Among
his survivors is Opal Wasmer of Oak Hill.

Arrangements are under Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, Ind.
Dorothy E. Eubanks
Died: Monday, October 14, 2002
Age: 90

Dorothy E. (Freeland) Eubanks, age 90, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2002 at
Willowbrook Christian Village in Delaware, Ohio.

She was born Dec. 30, 1911 in Jackson to the late Ed and Mattie (Simpson) Freeland. She was
preceded in death Dec. 26, 1993 by her husband, Arnold J. Eubanks. She was a housewife and
former 4-H leader and a member of the Antioch Christian Church.

She is survived by a son, John Edward (Carolyn McGrath) Eubanks of Worthington; two
daughters, Gloria Faye (James) Arnold of Johnson City, Tenn., and Luvena Mae Spires of Lewis
Center, Ohio; grandchildren, Ryan Spires of Lewis Center, Kimberly Monett of Columbus, Mary
Caroleen Arnold of Mason, Laura Elizabeth (Arnold) Spires of Johnson City, Tenn., and Jeffery
Eubanks of Union, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Eubanks, Joshua Eubanks, Jordan
Eubanks, Jennifer Eubanks, Jared Eubanks, John Garnet Budd, Andrew Hodge, Monique Monett
and Justin Monett; sister, Doris Grow of Sun City West, Ariz.; and sister-in-law, Luella Freeland.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John, William
and Robert Freeland, and one sister, Evelyn Haynes.

Funeral services were set for Thursday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson, with Chaplain Paul Reynolds officiating and burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Calling hours
were to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., two hours prior to the service on Thursday.
Ella Aline Jenkins
Died: Friday, October 11, 2002
Age: 73

Ella Aline Jenkins, age 73, passed away to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Friday, Oct. 11, 2002
at Riverside Hospital. Ella was born May 30, 1929 in El Centro, Calif., to the late Benjamin
Franklin and Lyda Viola (Killian) Duggins. Ella was united in marriage June 27, 1953 to Walter
Jenkins Jr., who preceded her in death in 1975.

Ella was a past member of the Wagon Wheelers Square Dance Club, and enjoyed attending the
Calvary United Methodist Church.

Ella was also preceded in death by sisters, Levell McKinzie, Lorene Bradbury, Neoma Hartman,
and brother, Ralph Duggins, all of California, and brother-in-law, Hank Bell of Arizona.

Ella is survived by one daughter, Terry Brown of Jackson; two granddaughters raised in her
home, Jodie (Greg) Harrison and Shyla Brown, two precious great-grandchildren, Gregory Cole
and Ella Faith Elizabeth Harrison, all of Jackson; sister, Doris (Mel) Crane, and brother, Delton
(Jean) Duggins, both of California; several nieces and nephews, including special nephew, Tim
(Ruby) Jenkins of Columbus, Ohio; and many friends.

Ella was devoted to her family, and her faith in the Lord.

Private services were held with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating, with burial in the Fairmount
Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ella's name to the Jackson City Library, 21 Broadway St.,
Jackson, Ohio.
Lt. Col. Stanley Corvin, Sr.
Died: Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Age: 80

Stanley Corvin, Sr., age 80, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at his residence in
Rineyville, Ky. Lt. Col. Corvin (retired) served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, United States
Army Air Corp., and the United States Air Force. He was a Veteran of World War II, Korean War,
and Vietnam War. His memberships included American Legion, Elizabethtown, Ky, Amvets #103,
VFW Post, Vine Grove, Ky.

He is survived by wife, Anita Corvin, Rineyville Ky.; son, Stanley Corvin, Jr., Gulf Breeze, Fla.;
two brothers, Walter F. Corvin, Elizabethtown, Ky., Greg Corvin, Lady Lake, Fla.; sister, Sue
Howell, Lady Lake, Fla.; five granddaughters and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by parents, Carl and Ethel Corvin and daughter, Penny Turner.

Services were held Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, Radcliff,
Ky. with burial in Moriah Cemetery in Oak Hill on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. with full military
honors. Visitation was held on Friday at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. and after noon on
Saturday.
Chester E. Dickerson, Jr.
Died: Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Age: 68

Chester Earl Dickerson Jr., age 68 of Route 335 Beaver, died Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at
Cleveland Clinic. He was the owner/operator of Quality Auto Parts of South Shore and Minford.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Beaver.
Laura J. Hogan
Died: Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Age: 83

Laura June Cheuvront Hogan, age 83 of Wellston, died Wednesday, October 9, 2002 in the
Hospice of the Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio. She was born January 29, 1919 in
Hepzibah, West Virginia and is survived by two sons, James Hogan of Gahanna and John Hogan
of Heath; a sister-in-law, Betty Cheuvront of Ocla, Florida and several nieces, nephews and
cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hogan, her parents, Ottis and Tim Cheuvront, a
sister, Midge Drummond and a brother, Wesley Cheuvront.

Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 2002 at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home,
Wellston with Father Don Maroon officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Friends called Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Edward Lloyd Baker
Died: Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Age: 70

Elward Lloyd Baker, age 70, of South Salem and a former resident of Jackson, passed away on
Wednesday evening, Oct. 9, 2002, at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. Born in
Letcher County, Kentucky on July 18, 1932, he was the son of the late Henry and Martha Proffit
Baker. Mr. Baker was a self-employed truck driver and was a medic with the United States Army
having served in the Korean War where he received a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He
attended the Faith Baptist Church and was a member of the American Legion Post 371 of
Wellston and the Disabled American Veterans Jackson County Chapter 45.

He is survived by daughters, Vickie (Mike) Edwards of Wellston, Teresa (Jeff) Howell of
Columbus, Cindy (Phillip) Sexton of South Salem, June (Scott) Branscom of Circleville, Lori
(Martin) Mantz of Jackson, Wendy (Raymond) Copas of Jackson and Touwana Roe of Alabama;
brothers, Ray Baker of Jackson, Ed Baker of Chillicothe and Arthur Baker of Jackson; sisters,
Irene Polson of Indiana and Verna Lawson of Michigan, as well as 18 grandchildren; 13 great-
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann Barlow Baker; brothers,
Warren G., Jessie and Herb Baker and sisters, Opal Bledsoe, Hazel Combs and Eva Sisk.

Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral
services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in Ridgewood Cemetery with military graveside
services by the American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
Silas Mills
Died: Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Age: 69

Silas Mills, age 69, of Jackson and formerly of West Jefferson, Ohio passed away Wednesday,
October 9, 2002 at his residence. Born on March 23, 1933 in Webb, W. Va. to the late Silas Mills
and Sadie (Bowens) Chaffins. Silas retired from Wright Brothers Excavating of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ellen Marie (Mollett); two daughters, Rose Salyers of
Grove City and Violet (Shane) Cook of Wellston; five grandchildren; brother, Troy Chaffins of
North Carolina; six sisters, Gloria Newman of Williamson, W.Va., Loretta Maynard of Ft. Gay,
W.Va., Patricia Taylor of Taylorsville, KY., Joyce Evans, Goldie Canterberry, and Regina Ball all
Chattaroy, W. Va.; 25 nephews and 20 nieces; numerous great nieces and great nephews;
numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. She was preceded in death by parents, grandson
David Salyers, brother Bennie Mills and two nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 12 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home,
Oak Hill with Rev. Charles Lee Branham officiating. Burial will follow in C.M. Cemetery Friends
may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Gladys Bowling
Died: Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Age: 64

Gladys "Irene" Bowling, age 64 of Triumph Street, Jackson, passed away at Holzer Medical
Center, Jackson, Wednesday, October 9, 2002. She was born February 9, 1938 in Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alma (Hilderbrant) Bowling.

Irene is survived by two sisters, Karen Bowling, and Margie Miller, both of Jackson; three
brothers, Gary Bowling, Paul Bowling of Jackson and Roy Scotty Bowling of Beaver.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Thursday, October 10 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral
services will be held graveside Friday, October 11 at the Bailey Chapel Cemetery in Wakefield,
Pike County, Ohio at 10 a.m. with Rev. Troy Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Bailey
Chapel Cemetery.
Laura J. Hogan
Died: Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Age: 83

Laura J. (June) Hogan, 83, formerly of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002 at
Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, Ohio. Arrangements are pending at J. P. Rogers Funeral
Home, Wellston.
Michael J. Marlor
Died: Monday, October 07, 2002
Age: 41

Michael Jay Marlor, 41 of Pamona Park, Florida, formerly of Jackson, Ohio passed away
unexpectedly at his home Monday, October 7, 2002.

Born April 25, 1961 to Calvin De' Marlor and Janet Brose Marlor, Michael was a long haul truck
driver and had served in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Lindsey Eileen Marlor; father, Calvin De' Marlor;
brothers Larry Marlor and Calvin Marlor; and both sets of grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Brose and
Mr. and Mrs. Marlor.

He is survived by two daughters, Bethany Marlor and Christina Marlor of Oak Hill; brother, Don
Marlor of St. Petersburg, Florida; sisters, Sherri (Dale) Glass of Lebanon and Valerie Manfredi and
Maca Rose, both of St. Petersburg, Florida; step father Jan Vonk and companion Catherine
Ramsey of Crescent City, Florida, along with many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Graveside memorial services will be held Tuesday October 15, 2002 at 3 p.m. at Greenlawn
Memory Gardens, Coalton, Ohio.
Mary E. Robb
Died: Monday, October 07, 2002
Age: 85

Mary Elizabeth Robb, 85, died Oct. 7, 2002 in Cincinnati, Ohio, after an extended illness. Born in
Jackson County on April 15, 1917 and was a life-long resident of Davisville.

Daughter of the late Elsie Howard Stephenson and William Stephenson. She was also preceded in
death by one sister, Mabel Gilliland and four brothers, Ivor, Emmett, Leroy and William
Stephenson.

Beloved mother of Kay Claypool, Cincinnati, Ohio; three granddaughters, Cindy (Paul
Wesolowski), Sue (Mike Schmid) and Debbie (Bob Shinkle), all of Cincinnati, Ohio; and four
great-grandchildren, Mandy Shinkle, Emily and Eric Wesolowski and Heidi Schmid. She is also
survived by her nephews, Roy Gilliland, Ivan Stephenson, Jerry and Ronny Stephenson and
nieces Maxine Plummer and Shirley Harris.

She was employed for 20 years at the Hercules Trouser Company in Wellston.

Visitation will be held at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Saturday, Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m. - 1
p.m. and services will be held at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Glen Herman officiating. Burial will follow
at the Fairmount Cemetery.
Leo C. Trepanier
Died: Monday, October 07, 2002
Age: 87

Leo Curtis Trepanier, 87, of L & L Acres at 5645 W. W. Lake Mary Boulevard and of New Smyrna
Beach, a manager associated with Jeno F. Paulucci family enterprises for more than 51 years,
died Monday, October 7, 2002, following an extended stay in Central Florida Regional Medical
Center, Sanford.

Born August 21, 1915, to Joe and Emma Trepanier in Duluth, Minnesota, he has been a Central
Florida resident for nearly 50 years. He was one of the pioneer land-owners along the south side
of Lake Mary Boulevard and the developer, with his sister Lois M. Paulucci, of L & L Acres across
Lake Mary Boulevard from Heathrow, along with other business interests in Ohio, Tennessee and
Central Florida.

He was preceded in death by Florence Trepanier, his wife of 51 years, who passed away five
years ago; by his brother, Everett Trepanier, LeSeuer, MN., and his son, Joe Trepanier, a Navy
pilot.

He is survived by two sisters, Lois M. Paulucci, Sanford; and Jane Cardiff, Duluth, MN; three
children, Fred Trepanier, Jackson, OH; Jeanne Trepanier Castello, Rockaway, NJ, and Joey
Bellamy, Lake Mary; seven grandchildren, Sally Case, Molly Evans and Steven Trepanier, all of
Jackson, OH; Joe Castello, Lake Mary; Tommy and Dana Catello, Rockaway, NJ., and Nancy
Trepanier, North Carolina and 10 great-grandchildren.

He had been ill for some time under the care of devoted companion Ellen Schirmer.

Leo Trepanier has been associated with Paulucci family organizations over the past half-century
as a manager for many operators. Starting with the Chun King Corporation in October, 1951, he
attended the company's first board of directors meeting in Duluth, MN, as manager of the
warehouse and the over-the-road equipment for Chun King's Orient Express truck fleet. He ran
Wilderness farms with Joe Scinocca Sr., in the late 1950's, and bought tons of wild rice in
Minnesota and Canada for Northland Food, Inc.

He first came to Sanford in 1956 with Florida Fresh, buying celery when Chun King was using
three truckloads of celery a day. When Chun King was sold to R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in
1967, he stayed on with the newly formed R. J. Reynolds Foods as principal buyer for the eastern
half of the nation. He retired from R. J. Reynolds Foods, joining Central Produce and Equipment,
Inc., in Sanford to continue a a manager.

In partnership with his sister, Lois, he bought land that became L & L Acres on the south side of
west Lake Mary Boulevard, part of which is now the Oakmonte development, and he purchased
for the Paulucci family more than 3,000 acres from the Dyson family and Chase & Co., which has
become the city of Heathrow. He also purchased about 800 acres in Chuluota and properties
elsewhere in Central Florida.

He raised prized Santa Gertrudis cattle on pastoral L & L Acres, best known as the donated site
for the 100,000 guests attending the Heathrow Festival of the Arts since 1989, as well as Orlando
Symphony Under the Stars concerts, the Renaissance Festival, and major Boy Scouts
encampments. Leo Trepanier was a Mason, active in the Sanford community, and a member of
two barbeque clubs.

Leo Trepanier continued close ties with Minnesota and Ohio. Last Saturday, three friends from
Jackson, Ohio - Alfred Daniels of Daniels Trucking Co.; Terry Osborne of Osborne Equipment Co.,
and Don Fannin of Fannin Construction Co. - drove 1,700-mile round trip to visit him in the
hospital.

Employees of Luigino's, Inc., offices and plants in Duluth, Jackson and Sanford will suspend
operations during funeral services in honor of Leo Trepanier.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 301 S.
Oak Ave., Sanford, Fla. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at First
Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Bruce B. Scott officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn
Cemetery, Sanford where Leo will be interred beside his wife Florence.

A reception for family and friends will be held at Luigino's Pasta and Steak House following the
service.
William Sheward
Died: Saturday, October 05, 2002
Age: 78

William "Russell" Sheward, age 78, of Dickason Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday,
Oct. 5, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. He was born April 7, 1924 in Jackson
County, Ohio, to the late Clyde and Clara (Weldauer) Sheward.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Thomas A. Sheward; a sister, Mabel
Scott and brother-in-law, Robert K. Scott and a sister-in-law, Maxine (Dalton) Sheward.

Russell was retired from the D. T. & I. Railroad, was a WWII veteran, a member of the National
Rifle Association, the American Legion, and the Knights of Pythias.

He is survived by his wife, Ernestine (Simpson) Sheward; one son, William R. Sheward, Jr., and
wife, Kathy, of Jackson; one brother, Carl Sheward of Lakeview, Ohio; two granddaughters,
Jennifer (Erik) Massie, Sarah E. (Patrick) Muffley; one grandson, Michael K. Sheward; a step-
granddaughter, Brenda (James) Rosenberry; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Cole and Aidan
Massie; and a step-greatgrandson, Jimmy Rosenberry.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m., where services
were held Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dale Lykins and Diaconal Minister Janie Karl
officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery.
Fannie Short Brown
Died: Saturday, October 05, 2002
Age: 88

Fannie Short Brown, 88, of Harrison, Ohio and formerly of Jackson, passed away on Saturday,
Oct. 5, 2002, in Cincinnati. Born May 19, 1914 in Letcher County, Kentucky to the late David and
Maggie (Mullins) Short. She was the beloved wife of Marlin for 68 years, loving mother to Glen
(Judy) Brown and Anna Salzmann; dear grandmother of Mike (Diane), Greg (Shellie) and Lisa;
great-grandmother of six; also survived by brothers, Frank and Lloyd Short and sister, Almeda
Addington.

She was preceded in death by two sons.

Visitation will begin at 12 noon at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson on Tuesday with a
funeral service at 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Little Ettie Cemetery, Beaver, Ohio.
William "Russell" Sheward
Died: Saturday, October 05, 2002
Age: 78

William "Russell" Sheward, age 78, of Dickason Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday,
Oct. 5, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. He was born April 7, 1924 in Jackson
County, Ohio, to the late Clyde and Clara (Weldauer) Sheward.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Thomas A. Sheward; a sister, Mabel
Scott and brother-in-law, Robert K. Scott and a sister-in-law, Maxine (Dalton) Sheward.

Russell was retired from the D. T. & I. Railroad, was a WWII veteran, a member of the National
Rifle Association, the American Legion, and the Knights of Pythias.

He is survived by his wife, Ernestine (Simpson) Sheward; one son, William R. Sheward, Jr., and
wife, Kathy, of Jackson; one brother, Carl Sheward of Lakeview, Ohio; two granddaughters,
Jennifer (Erik) Massie, Sarah E. (Patrick) Muffley; one grandson, Michael K. Sheward; a step-
granddaughter, Brenda (James) Rosenberry; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Cole and Aidan
Massie; and a step-greatgrandson, Jimmy Rosenberry.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m., where services
will be held Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dale Lykins and Diaconal Minister Janie Karl
officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Shirley Mae Harris
Died: Friday, October 04, 2002
Age: 60

Shirley Mae Harris, 60, SR 335 Beaver, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at Mt. Carmel East
Hospital in Columbus. She is survived by husband, Raymond Harris. Funeral arrangements were
under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Beaver.
Paul R. Carter
Died: Friday, October 04, 2002
Age: 62

Paul R. Carter, 62, life long Lorain resident, passed away Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at his residence,
after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Thelma (Carter). Arrangements
were under the direction of Reidy-Scanlan-Chambers Funeral Home, Lorain, Ohio.
William A. "Jr." Hereford
Died: Thursday, October 03, 2002
Age: 74

William A. "Jr." Hereford, age 74, of Sidney, Ohio, formerly of Troy, Ohio, passed away Thursday,
Oct. 3, 2002 at his residence. He was preceded in death by wife, Mary Francis (Akers) Hereford,
in 2002. Born Oct. 3, 1928 in Oldtown, Ky., to the late William A. Hereford Sr., and Bertha Marie
(Riley) Hereford of Troy, who survives.

Also surviving are 13 children, Roger, Gary, Jerry and Michael Hereford, Nancy McNerlin, Cheryl
Tubbs, Pam Jones and Julie Athey, all of Troy, Ohio; Terry Hereford of Piqua, Jeffery Hereford of
Lockington, Diana Henson of Waverly, Debbie Rosner of Gulfport, Miss. and Michelle Cundiff of
Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Ellen Frees of Troy; Nora Hitchcock of Covington, Ohio; two brothers,
Francis Hereford of Troy and Charles Hereford of Sidney; 33 grandchildren; and 18 great-
grandchildren.

He was retired in 1989 from PMI Food Equipment Group, Troy after 40-plus years of service.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. at the Baird Funeral Home,
Troy, Ohio. Burial to follow in Casstown Cemetery, Casstown, Ohio. Friends may call on Sunday,
at Baird Funeral Home, from 2 to 5 p.m. Friends may also express condolences to the family
through www.bairdfuneralhome.com
Woodrow Hensley
Died: Wednesday, October 02, 2002
Age: 46

Woodrow Wilson Hensley, age 46, of Mill Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away at his residence on
Wednesday, October 2, 2002. He was born August 13, 1956 in South Williamson, Kentucky, to
the late Earsel and Ethel (Miller) Hensley. Mr. Hensley was a truck driver for Danny Dalton
Trucking Company.
He is survived by his wife, Letha (Messer) Hensley; one son, Jeremy Scott Hensley of Kentucky;
one daughter Shirley Amanda Husted, of Waverly, Ohio; five brothers, Lum Blevins, Jr., of Logan,
Ohio, George Diamond of Turkey Creek, Kentucky, Danny Blevins of Columbus, Ohio, Bunt
Diamond of Virginia, and Dick Blevins of Tennessee; one sister, Mildred Taylor of Kentucky; two
grandchildren also survive.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Friday, Oct. 4, from 3 to 8 p.m. where services will
be held Saturday, October 5 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Denny Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in the
Fairmount Cemetery.
Dorothy McCarty
Died: Tuesday, October 01, 2002
Age: 67

Dorothy Moore McCarty of Pendleton, Ind., formerly of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Oct. 1, 2002,
at her home in Pendleton, Ind. at the age of 67.

She was a homemaker. She was born Aug. 16, 1935 in Oak Hill, Ohio to David and Martha
Newman Moore of Oak Hill, who survive. She was preceded by a brother David Wendell Moore.

She is survived by her parents; son, David Norman Moore of Indiana; sister, Jean Adkins of Oak
Hill, brother, Tom Moore of Oak Hill; 1 grandson, Christopher Moore of Indiana; several nieces
and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 4, 2002 at 1 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in
Oak Hill with the Rev. Doug Thompson officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service
from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in C. M. Cemetery.
Jennie "Ruth" Gilliland
Died: Tuesday, October 01, 2002
Age: 65

Jennie "Ruth" Gilliland, age 65, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, Oct., 1, 2002 at Holzer
Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. She was born Oct. 15, 1936 to the late William and Nellie
(Humphreys) McGinnis; but was raised by the late Martha Stiffler. In addition to her parents, she
was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by husband, Ernest Gilliland, Sr.; four sons, Ernest (Melissa) Gilliland, Jr. of
Jackson, John Gilliland, Sheldon (Connie) May, and Terry (Karen) McGinnis, all of Wellston; two
daughters, Martha (Brent) Jenkins and Jennie (Mike) Meacham, of Wellston; daughter-in-law,
Teri Gilliland; nine grandchildren, Christy, Bobbi, Kim, Amanda, Dusty, Sara, Brandon Stephanie
and Jessica; two great-grandchildren, Derek and Jakob; one step-grandson, Judd Meacham; one
sister, Betty Day of Texas also survives.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Thursday, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m., where
services will be held Friday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Wyatt officiating. Burial will
follow in Exline Cemetery.
Marty L. Harrell
Died: Monday, September 30, 2002
Age: 46

Martha Louise (Marty) Harrell, age 46, passed away Sept. 30, 2002 in Columbus. She was
preceded in death by her father, Emil Conn and a brother, James Cline.
She is survived by her mother, Martha A.. Conn; and the following siblings (and spouses): Bonnie
Tennant, Fred Cline, Flora Mae and Clarence Sheets, Emil and Kimberly Conn, Tommy Willis,
Patrick Conn, Cathy Cline and Eddie Baker; children, Wayne Harrell, Marie Dunn and Christina
Harrell; grandchildren, Alexis Jones and Scioto Harrell; and many friends.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in
Wellston.
Marty L. Harrell
Died: Monday, September 30, 2002
Age: 46

Marty L. Harrell, age 46, passed away Sept. 30, 2002 in Columbus. He was preceded in death by
his father, Emil Conn and a brother, James Cline.

He is survived by his mother, Martha A.. Conn; and the following siblings (and spouses): Bonnie
Tennant, Fred Cline, Flora Mae and Clarence Sheets, Emil and Kimberly Conn, Tommy Willis,
Patrick Conn, Cathy Cline and Eddie Baker; children, Wayne Harrell, Marie Dunn and Christina
Harrell; grandchildren, Alexis Jones and Scioto Harrell; and many friends.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in
Wellston.
Elizabeth A. Hall
Died: Monday, September 30, 2002
Age: 64

Elizabeth Ann Hall, age 64 of Thurman, Ohio passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2002 at her
residence. Born April 24, 1938 in Blackfork, Ohio, to the late Harley and Belva (Miller) McFann.
Elizabeth worked at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis in nutrition services and also had
previously worked at Rio Grande College.

She is survived by daughter, Julia Ann Hall of Thurman; nephew, Christopher McFann; niece,
Sandra Short; great-nephews, Jonathan Short, Justin Short, Andrew McFann; great-niece,
Amanda McFann and several other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her previous husband, Everett Hall Jr.;
two brothers, Frank McFann and Herbert McFann; two infant sisters.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill
with the Rev. Rondall Walker officiating. Burial followed in Hill Cemetery, Thurman. Friends called
on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Isla A. Kriebel
Died: Monday, September 30, 2002
Age: 85

Isla A. Kriebel, age 85 of Wellston, died Monday, September 30 ,2002 at the Holzer Medical
Center of Jackson. She had resided for the past five years at Jenkins Memorial Health Facility in
Wellston. She was born September 14, 1917, in Wellston to the late Eldon and Erma H. Tucker
Pittenger. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a seamstress for
the Hercules Trouser Company in Wellston. In her spare time she enjoyed flower gardening and
quilting.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Virgil R. Kriebel, in
1994 and three sisters, Hazel Ware, Reba Ross and Okel Mahle.

She is survived by one son, Lonnie (Shirley) Kriebel of Bainbridge, Ohio; one daughter, LaRue
(Lawrence) Smith of Stoutsville; one brother, Eldon (Julia) Pittenger of Wellston; five
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren. nieces and nephews
also survive.

Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Wednesday from 2 to 7 p.m. and 6
to 8 p.m. Private interment will follow on Thursday at the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston.
Mitchell L. Smith
Died: Friday, September 27, 2002
Age: 75

Mitchell L. Smith, age 75, of Limerick, Ohio, formerly of Camp Hill Pennsylvania, passed away
Friday, Sept. 27, 2002, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Born Oct. 11, 1926, at
Kattanning, Pa., to the late Floyd and Sylvia (Walls) Smith. He was a World War 11 Navy
Veteran, retired Chief of police of Lower Allen Township in Pennsylvania, past president of
Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, member of Hall of Orient Masonic Lodge #321 of
Waverly, also a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He is survived by wife Adelyn A. (Landrum) Smith; two sons, Jay A. (Susan) of East Berlin, Pa;
Mitchell L (Jane) of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; one daughter, Michelle Sprucebank of Mechanicsburg,
Pa; three stepsons, Randy Hollinger Stromsburg, Nebraska; Lee Hollinger and Tony Hollinger,
Lincoln, Neb.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister, Kathryn Daufen of Elwood
City, Pa.; brother, George McWithey of Harrisburg, Pa.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home Jackson
with the Rev. Alvin Roberts and Rev. Phillip Crabtree officiating. Burial followed in Limerick
Cemetery. Calling hours were held two hours prior to the service starting at 12 p.m. Graveside
military service conducted by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45. Masonic services held
prior to the funeral service on Monday.
Glenora Stevison
Died: Thursday, September 26, 2002
Age: 93

Glenora Stevison 93, of Greenmeadow Court Jackson, passed away Thursday at Four Winds
Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her husband Oakley Stevison and parents Albert
Nellie (Roberts) Hess; two brothers, Albert and John Hess; three sisters, Marcella Whitaker, Anna
M. Hune and Alice J. Williams. Surviving relatives include a niece Mrs. Delores McDonald; great
nieces and nephews, Tony (Shay) McDonald, Mike (Mary) McDonald, Teresa Harrison, Pat (Trudy)
McDonald and Cathy (John) LaRoche. Friends may call Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at the Mayhew
Funeral Home. Services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in
Fairmount Cemetery.
Dorothy E. Brown
Died: Thursday, September 26, 2002
Age: 71

Dorothy E. Brown, age 71 of Oak Hill, passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2002 at St.
Marys Hospital in Huntington, W. Va., surrounded by her family. She was a mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She was born October 6, 1930 to the late William
and Gladys (Russell) Saunders.

She is survived by daughter Jeanie (Ronald) Howell of Oak Hill; grandchildren, Lori (Chris)
Simpson and Ronnie Howell; great-grandchildren, Andy, Brittany, and Brianna Simpson; sisters,
Rachel (Elwood) Mauk, Frances (Joe) Russell and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Jake (Jacob) Brown; brothers, Chester and
Clarence Saunders; and a sister Mary Ours.
Funeral Service for Dorothy E. Brown will be Monday, September 30 at 1 p.m. at Kuhner-Lewis
Funeral Home, Oak Hill with Rev. Rondall Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery.
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, September 29.
George C Rei, Sr.
Died: Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Age: 66

George C. Rei., Sr., of Wellston, passed away suddenly after a brief illness in E. Wareham, MA on
September 25, 2002. Born in Attleboro, MA on September 17, 1936, he attended schools in
Norton, MA and Coyle High School in Taunton, MA. George held several MA licenses in
construction and hydraulics. He was a stone mason by trade. George leaves his wife, Karen
(King) Rei of Wellston; sons, Marcus Rei and Chancellor Rei of Wellston, George Rei, Jr., James
Rei of E. Wareham, MA., and Anthony Rei of Louisiana; four daughters, Katie Rei of Wellston,
Kathy (Rei) McIsaac of Maine, Cynthia Rei of Brockton, MA., and Lisa (Rei) Irvin of Nevada; two
brothers, James Rei and Raymond Rei, both of Wareham, MA.; also 16 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren and several cousins. Services were held in Norton, MA. Catholic Mass was at
St. Mary's in Norton and burial in Taunton Cemetery on September 28.
Anna F. Beatty
Died: Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Age: 93

Anna F. Beatty, age 93, of Five Points Road, Jackson, Ohio, passed away at her residence on
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002. She was born Oct. 6, 1908 in North Carolina to the late James and
Mary (Capps) Ward.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Beatty in 1987, and
a daughter, Earline.

She is survived by three sons, Paul (Betty) and Ralph (Marilyn) of Jackson, and Earl (Nancy) of
Georgia; two daughters, Phyllis (Richard) Turner of Arizona and Doris (Terry) Yinger of
Cincinnati; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home Friday, Sept. 27, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where
services were held Saturday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. with her son, Rev. Earl Beatty officiating. Burial
followed in Buckeye Cemetery.
Anna Beatty
Died: Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Age: 93

Anna Beatty

Anna Beatty, age 93, of Five Points Road, Jackson, passed away Wednesday, September 25,
2002 at her residence, the wife of the late Lloyd Beatty.

Arrangements are pending at Mayhew Funereral Home, Jackson, 286-4161.
Irene Wright
Died: Wednesday, September 25, 2002
Age: 72

Irene Wright, age 72 of Ray, a loving wife, mother, great grandmother and sister went to be with
her Lord, after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at her
residence. She will be greatly missed by many. Born January 21, 1930 in Neon, Kentucky to the
late Print and Arlina (Tolliver) Bullion. Irene attended the New Vision Fellowship Church in
Jackson.
Irene is survived by two daughters, Sandra (Steve) Meadows of Ray, Ohio and Kathie (Mark)
Simmons of Jackson; six grandchildren, Beth (Jason) Lightle, Evan Brown, Julie Myers, Amy
(Branded) McGhee, Matt Simmons and Matt Meadows; also great-grandchildren, Taylor Walke
and Riley Lightle; one brother, Donald (Zella) Bullion of Lucasville; sisters Dale (Gary) Cash of
Jackson and Carolyn Click of Beaver.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Raymond Wright in June 1998, also one
brother Eugene Bullion.

Funeral Service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2002 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, Jackson with Rev. Forrest Dilley and Pastor Robert Barbee officiating. Burial will be in
Little Mound Cemetery, Richmondale. Calling hours will be Friday, September 27, 2002 from 4 to
8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Clifford (Bud) Carlisle
Died: Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Age: 75

On September 24, 2002 Clifford (Bud) Carlisle, husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend
went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born September 5, 1927, a veteran of World War
II, and loved his country. Bud was a retired bus driver from the Jackson City School District.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Ann (Holcomb) Carlisle of Jackson and a sister Lucille (Carlisle)
Grow of Dayton. Bud and Shirley had two sons Mark A. Carlisle of Jackson and Keith E. Carlisle of
Mansfield. They were also blessed with six grandchildren Faith (Carlisle) Pittenger, Jessica
Carlisle, Carrie Carlisle and Heidi Carlisle of Mansfield, as well as, Danielle M. Carlisle and
Matthew A. Carlisle of Jackson.

Bud was a simple man who desired few things in life. He was preceded in death by his mother
Myrtle (Payne) Carlisle and father Cecil E. Carlisle. Bud, as he was commonly called, had retired
from the DT&I Car Shops and went on to operate the Sinclair Bulk Plant and Station on Broadway
Street for several years. When he gave his heart to Christ he found a new passion in life - the
saving of lost souls - and worked constantly to share his material blessing through various
ministries.

His son Keith went on to become a pastor and Dad was so proud of the work he was doing to
save souls within his church. Mark is a principal at an elementary school in Gallia County and
works through the church in music and drama to spread the word of Christ to a dark and hurting
world. Bud's heritage could be no greater than that he left this earth knowing all his children and
grandchildren had come to serve the Lord through music, puppetry or drama. He and his wife
Shirley found great joy in this gift that God had allowed them to experience during their short
time on the earth together.

Bud and Shirley began this day as any other by telling each other they loved each other and
sharing a parting kiss as they went their separate ways... Mom to the Senior Citizens to quilt and
Dad to his work around the farm. Bud began every morning in prayer and Bible study before he
would begin his work for the day. Lately he would come in frequently from working and sit in his
favorite chair overlooking a lake he and his sons had built. There he would once again open the
Word and study, for he sought God's will in all his accomplishments. As he talked to Jesus,
kneeling down at his favorite chair, the Lord came and took him by the hand and they walked to
the gates of Heaven together at around 3 p.m.

Bud was found by his loving wife, still praying, as she came home from her daily activities. God
gave her soul strength to sustain her in this dark hour. When her son Mark arrived, they talked
and then prayed over their lost loved one until they were at peace. Mom and Dad's desire has
always been that they not have a large funeral for this empty shell but a celebration of the
resurrection of the Spirit to be with the Lord. We cannot grieve, as some will, because we have
the assurance that Bud is in Paradise with his Lord who he loved so much. Free of pain and
sorrow, reunited with fellow Christians who have gone before him.

The family invited all brothers and sisters in Christ to join them in a graveside service at the farm
where Bud's earthly remains were interned on September 25, 2002 at 5 p.m. He was buried
overlooking the lake he loved so dearly and shared with so many family and friends. The world
will look at our decisions with wondering - however, it was Dad's decision that he be buried in the
simplest manner possible and the money that would be spent for flowers or a large funeral be
given to missions. He supported JARRS, Christian Aid, Radio Bible Class, the teachings of J.
Vernon McGhee Program, Ashbury College and many others too numerous to mention.

Dad believed everyone had a mission in life, gifts if you will, that the Lord had given us for His
glory. He attempted to share the material gifts that the Lord had blessed him with to show the
love of Jesus Christ his Savior.

Under the Lord's direction, Dad built a lake on the farm which served as entertainment for family
reunions and friends. His earthly remains will forever overlook this peaceful spot and we should
all be at peace for this life that has touched so many lives in so many ways. The way Dad died,
as well as the way he lived, will be used by God to cause more of His children to come to the
saving peace of Jesus Christ who shed His blood for everyone. Each time that happens, the
angels in heaven will sing God's praise for God is good.... all the time.

In lieu of flowers, send gifts to the Gideons through Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home or your local
church. Services were under the direction of the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Carrie Harper
Died: Monday, September 23, 2002
Age: 88

Carrie Harper

Carrie Harper, age 88, a resident of Drew Avenue, Columbus, passed away Monday, September
23, 2002 at the Riverside Hospital in Columbus.

She is survived by two daughters; Norma (Sonny) Palmer of Columbus and Doris (Al) Gottlieb of
Sylvania, Ohio.

She is preceded in death by her husband Tom, her parents Perry and Ella Dozer Harper, three
brothers, Victor, Richard and Bernard, as well as one sister, Dollie. One sister survives, Sylvia
Miller of Lockbourne, Ohio.

Friends may call Thursday, September 26, 2002 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home in
Jackson, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2002, with Rev. Bob Jones
officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Earl R. Swaney
Died: Monday, September 23, 2002
Age: 52

Earl R. Swaney, age 52, of Jackson, passed away Monday, September 23, 2002, at Holzer
Medical Center-Jackson. Born June 6, 1950 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Oscar and Blumey
(Collinsworth) Swaney.

He is survived by wife Alice (Fisher) Swaney; son, Jeff Swaney of Wellston; daughters, Heather
Swaney of Wellston, Candy Swaney of Ray, Samantha Swaney at home and one step-daughter,
Tina Fisher of Jackson; sisters, Elsie (Wilbur) Rouse, Patty (Bob) Wolford, both of Jackson;
brothers, Fred Swaney and Oscar Swaney, both from Jackson, Dave (Sandy) Cruse and Don
(Jane) Cruse, from Beaver; grandchildren, Chester Close, Jessie Close and Hunter McGhee; also
surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Earl worked at Goodyear and retired from the City of Jackson after 22 years, served in the U. S.
Navy and was a Vietnam Veteran, member of the VFW, Eagles, and the AmVets of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Percy Keesee, Harold Keesee, Alfreda Morris,
Jacob Cruse, Bob Cruse, Jimmy Cruse, Earl Rae Swaney and Charles Cruse; sisters, Merle Mae
Swaney and Betty Jo Cruse.

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 27 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis funeral Home with
burial in German Salem Cemetery (Scioto Township) with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral home Thursday, September 26.
Earl Swaney
Died: Monday, September 23, 2002
Age: 52

Earl Swaney, age 52 of Jackson, passed away Monday, September 23, 2002 at Holzer Medical
Center, Jackson. Arrangements are pending with Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson.
Carrie Harper
Died: Monday, September 23, 2002
Age: 88

Carrie Harper, age 88, a resident of Drew Avenue, Columbus, passed away Monday, September
23, 2002 at the Riverside Hospital in Columbus.

She is survived by two daughters; Norma (Sonny) Palmer of Columbus and Doris (Al) Gottleib of
Sylvania, Ohio.

She is preceded in death by her parents Perry and Ella Dozer Harper, three brothers, Victor,
Richard and Bernard and one sister Dollie. One sister survives, Silivia Miller of Lockburn, Ohio.

Friends may call Thursday, September 26, 2002 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home in
Jackson where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2002, with the Rev. Bob
Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Joanne Spangenberg
Died: Sunday, September 22, 2002
Age: 51

Joanne Spangenberg, age 51, a lifelong resident of Elyria, died Sept. 22 at the New Life Hospice
Center of St., Joseph in Lorain, Ohio.

JoAnne is survived by her husband of 22 years, Jack, formerly of Jackson; a daughter, Melissa
Stowe; two stepsons, Randy of Gladstone, Missouri and Jeff of Elyria, Ohio; four grandchildren;
mother, Susan York of Brunswick; brothers, Gary Hignett of Fairview Park, Craig Hignett of
Sheffield Village and Kevin Hignett of Eylria; sister, Amy Dale of Grafton and Pam Bunney of
North Ridgeville; parents-in-law, Richard and Maxine Spangenberg of Jackson; and several nieces
and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Richard E. Hignett.

JoAnne was a member of The Church of the Open Door and the church's Women's Bible Study.
She was a counselor and secretary at Cornerstone Pregnancy Services.
Pastor Bill Williams officiated the 11 a.m. service at The Church of the Open Door with burial at
the Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers and cards, memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Pregnancy
Services at 1006 Rosealee Drive, Elyria, Ohio 44035.
William E. (Bill) McNellis
Died: Sunday, September 22, 2002
Age: 69

William E. (Bill) McNellis, age, 69, formerly of West Broadway, Wellston passed away Sunday,
September 22, 2002 at Edgewood Manor, with his family at his side. He was born October 10,
1932 to the late James and Bessie McNellis. Bill was a retired farmer and a member of The
Church of God in Charleston, Tenn.

Besides his parents he is preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and a great aunt Bea
Mulhern.

He is survived by his wife Dale Taylor, one sister Maxine Brown and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday, September 24, 2002 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the J. P.
Rogers Funeral Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston. Ohio.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home
with Pastor John Combs officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home for the
family.
Christina Ousley
Died: Sunday, September 22, 2002
Age: 58

Christina Ousley, age 58, passed away at her home in Ray, Ohio, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002. She
was born in Dony, Ky.; to the late Lee and Clercie (Osborn) Howell.

She is survived by one step-son, Lenvil Dean Ousley of Indiana; two step-daughters, Missy
Ousley and Marti Ousley, both from Indiana; seven grandchildren; also sister, Betty Stumbo of
Ray, Ohio; two brothers,, Homer Howell of Obetz, Ohio, Harold Howell of Ewing, Ky.; and many
nieces, nephews, greatnieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and infant son; two brothers, Jimmy and Eddie
Howell.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home
with the Rev. Ruford Howell officiating, Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends called on
Monday, Sept. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Emily J. (Wilson) Walburn Banbury
Died: Sunday, September 22, 2002
Age: 68

Emily Jean (Wilson) Walburn Banbury, age 68 of Jackson, Ohio died Sunday, September 22,
2002 at the Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. Born March 4, 1934 in Jackson, Ohio to the late
Charles E. and Lucile (Scurlock) Wilson. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace United
Methodist Church of Jackson.

Survived by husband Jack Banbury, two sons; Richard (Christine) Walburn of Galloway, Ohio,
and Joe (Teri) Walburn of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Roxane Shewsbury of Columbus, Ohio;
eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, also surviving are four sisters, Kathleen
Woolett of Coalton, Ohio, Ann Clark of Jackson, Ohio, Dora Wilson of Byron, Michigan and Jane
Wyant of Springfield, Ohio.

She is preceded in death by parents and three brothers, Floyd Wilson, Charles (Eddie) Wilson and
David Wilson, infant son Jerry Lee Walburn and grandson Carl Walburn.

Memorial services will be conducted at Grace United Methodist Church, Jackson, Ohio, Sunday,
September 29 at 2 p.m. with Rev. George Copus officiating, interment will be in the Fairmount
Cemetery. Arrangements by the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home. The family will be receiving
friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be
made to the Grace United Methodist Church Oak and Broad Street, Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Pearl Mae Wheeler
Died: Saturday, September 21, 2002
Age: 96

Pearl Mae Wheeler, age 96, of Circleville, Ohio, a former Stockdale resident, died Saturday, Sept.
21, 2002, at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston, West Virginia. Born May 19, 1906, a
daughter of the late Joseph L. and Mary Ellen (Crabtree) Comer, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Lois Crabtree of Cross Lanes, West Virginia; six grandchildren,
David and Katrina Riegel, Dwight Riegel, Margaret and Dale Eickhoff, Chad and Cynthia Crabtree,
Carla and Rusty Sutphin, Carl and Brenda Crabtree; eight great-grandchildren, Drew Eickhoff,
Kristin Riegel, Hillary Riegel, Carla Crabtree, Josh Sutphin, J. T. Sutphin, Carl Crabtree Jr.,
Catherine Crabtree, and two great-great-grandchildren, Brianna and Tony Sutphin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Robert Wheeler
on March 31, 1976, whom she married in 1941; one son and daughter-in-law, Junior and Mae
Riegel; one brother, Lloyd Comer and one great-grandchild, Christine Crabtree.

Graveside services were held Monday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at Stockdale Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers the family requests donations be made to the hospice of your choice. No calling hours
were held. Arrangements under the direction of the Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford.
Joseph Simpson
Died: Saturday, September 21, 2002
Age: 77

Joseph Simpson, age 77, of South High Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday at
Freemont Memorial Hospital in Freemont, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents Edward P. and Edith Leach Simpson; two brothers,
Charles and Lewis; and one sister, Martha Yates; and first wife, Elizabeth Beulah Simpson in
1991.

He is survived by his wife Edith (Post) Simpson; three sons, David of Jackson, James (Billie Joe)
of Ironton, and Terry Haning (Sue) of Jackson; one daughter, Debbie (Hugh) Livesay of Jackson;
four sisters, Helen Mapes, Ernestine Sheward and Wylodene Perkins, all of Jackson, and Nellie
Brisker of Sugar Grove, Ohio; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. Simpson was a retired plastering contractor and a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving during
World War II.

Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home in Jackson where
services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Lykins officiating. Burial will follow in
the Fairmount Cemetery.
Pearl M. Wheeler
Died: Saturday, September 21, 2002
Age: 96

Pearl M. Wheeler

Pearl Mae Wheeler, age 96, of Circleville, Ohio, a former Stockdale resident, died Saturday, Sept.
21, 2002, at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston, West Virginia. Born May 19, 1906, a
daughter of the late Joseph L. and Mary Ellen (Crabtree) Comer, she was a homemaker.

She is survived by one daughter, Lois Crabtree of Cross Lanes, West Virginia; six children, David
and Katrina Reigel, Dwight Reigel, Margaret and Dale Eickhoff, Chad and Cynthia Crabtree, Carla
and Rusty Sutphin, Carl and Brenda Crabtree; eight grandchildren, Drew Eickhoff, Kristin Reigel,
Hillary Reigel, Carla Crabtree, Josh Sutphin, J. T. Sutphin, Carl Crabtree Jr., Catherine Crabtree,
and two great-grandchildren, Brianna and Tony Sutphin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Robert Wheeler
on March 31, 1976, whom she married in 1941; one son and daughter-in-law, Junior and Mae
Reigel; one brother, Lloyd Comer and one great-grandchild, Christine Crabtree.

Graveside services were held Monday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at Stockdale Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers the family requests donations be made to the hospice of your choice. No calling hours
were held. Arrangements under the direction of the Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford.
Francis L. Reed
Died: Saturday, September 21, 2002
Age: 98

Frances L. Reed, age 98, of Orange Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday at the
Heartland of Chillicothe Nursing Home in Chillicothe. Born in Jackson County, May 22, 1904, the
daughter of the late Jack and Cecilia Hughes. Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her husband
Homer in 1979; one son, Roger; a daughter, Helen Hankey and one grandson, Howard.

She is survived by daughter-in-law, Mary Reed of Londonderry, Ohio; and a nephew, Don Forry
(Margie) of Columbus and one grandson, Steven (Cathy) Reed of Columbus.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, 1 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial
followed in the Fairmount Cemetery. Friends called on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Dorothy Evelyn Rainey
Died: Friday, September 20, 2002
Age: 78

Dorothy Evelyn Rainey, age 78 of Gallipolis, Ohio died on Friday, September 20, 2002 at Pleasant
Valley Hospital.

She was born on October 10, 1923 in Sciotoville, Ohio to the late Allen B. Chilton Ray and Lucille
A. Brown Ray. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, Leo E. Rainey, who she married on October 22, 1977 in Winchester,
Va.; one daughter, Cheryl A. Salisbury of Chillicothe; five sons, Dale (Brenda) Salisbury and
Daryl W. (Gloria) Salisbury, both of Gallipolis, Donald (Barb) Salisbury of Boise, Idaho, Steve
(Shirley) Salisbury and Dennis R. (Karen) Salisbury, both of Gallipolis; three step children, Linda
(Kenny) Plants and Deloris (Kenneth) Patterson both of Gallipolis Ferry W. Va., Richard (Karen)
Rainey of Pt. Pleasant, W. Va., thirteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and four step
grandchildren and one step great grandchild; three brothers, Earl (Louise) Ray, Harold Ray and
Douglas (Phyllis) Ray, all of Chillicothe; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers; an infant son, Jay and an infant
daughter, Luann.

Services will be held on Monday, September 23, 2002 at 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with
President Kenneth Vickers officiating. Internment will be in Gallia Baptist Cemetery. Friends may
call at the funeral home on Sunday, September 22, 2002 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Pall bearers will be Adam Salisbury, Aaron Salisbury, Jim Bush, Garrison Salisbury, Troy
Salisbury, Steve Stewart and Scott Plants.
Ruth Essman Hackett
Died: Thursday, September 19, 2002
Age: 83

Ruth Essman Hackett, age 83, of Wellston, died Thursday evening, Sept. 19, 2002, at Jenkins
Memorial Health Facility in Wellston. She was born in Wellston on April 30, 1919, daughter of the
late Albert and Myrtle Allen Essman. She was a graduate of Wellston High School, class of 1936,
and a 1938 graduate of the college of Secretarial Science at Ohio University. She was a former
secretary for the Gates-McDonald Company in Columbus and the McNally-Pittsburg
Manufacturing Company in Wellston. She then worked 41 years as a dental assistant for her
brother. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Wellston. She was a member of the
Vintage Club and the Altar and Rose Society. In her spare time she was an avid bridge player.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard J. Hackett in
1986; and a sister, Martha E. Cleveland in 1968.

She is survived by, one twin sister, Rita (Carl) Dahlberg of Wellston; one brother, Dr. Paul
(Eleanor) Essman of Wellston. She was a loving and caring aunt to six nieces and nephews,
Elizabeth (Don) May of Hunt Valley, Maryland, Eric (Katie) Dahlberg of Mansfield, Ohio, Dr. Ann
(Dr. Barry) Richmond of Bethesda, Maryland, Martha (Jeff) Heiser of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Mary
Pat Essman of Hamilton, Ohio; Dr. Joe (Kathy) Essman of Wellston; also 13 grand nieces and
nephews and several cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Sts. Peter and Paul Church with Father
Donald Maroon officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Wellston. Friends
may call at the Jenkins funeral Chapel on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. where Rosary
will be recited at 8 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Sts. Peter
and Paul School in Ruth's memory.
Paul E. Brohard
Died: Thursday, September 19, 2002
Age: 74

Paul E. Brohard, 74, of London, Ohio, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2002 in The Arbors
at London Nursing Home.

Born Oct. 24, 1927 in Jackson County, he was a son of Joseph Maurice and Mary (Tennant)
Brohard. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and had been employed with International
Harvestor for 24 years, the last 12 as a manager of the former Farmer's Exchange in London;
and worked as a service writer for Bob McDorman and Haydocy Pontiac before retiring in 1990.

Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Dorothy Brohard; daughters and sons-
in-law, Paula and John Weeter, all of London; Marcia (Donnie) Farquhar of Ft. Myers, Fla.; Beth
(Roger Griffin) Pennell and Jane and Bob Weeter, all of London; 12 grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren; sister, Wilma (Vern) Wortman of Camarillo, Calif.; and several nieces and
nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. Thursday at Eberle Funeral Home, London, with Rev.
Gerald Poff officiating and interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Coal Township, Jackson
County. Calling hours were set for Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home with Masonic
Services at 7:30 p.m.

If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to the Central Ohio Breathing Association,
1520 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43220.
Willis Glen Picklesimer
Died: Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Age: 77

Ivan L. Friley, age 66, of Jackson, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2002 at Holzer Medical
Center, Jackson. He was born on May 2, 1936 in Jackson to the late James Foster Friley and
Delphia Mae (Hughes) Davisson. Ivan retired from Pillsbury in Wellston.

Survivors include sisters and brothers, Jane Friley, Ronald Lee Friley, Jack Friley, Annie Friley,
Rocky Davisson, all of Jackson, and Robin Lynn (Michael) Whitt of Minford; two nephews,
Shannon (Tonya) Friley of Hamden and Jack Whitt of Minford; niece Roxanna Davisson of
Oklahoma; great nephew, Jason Friley; aunts, Flora "Sis" Tindall, and Goldie Pigman both, of
Jackson, Sylvia Akers of Ft. Myers, FL.; and Wanda (Jack) Desonia of Lancaster; also numerous
friends and relatives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by numerous aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 17, 11 a.m., at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, Jackson with Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends
called from 5 - 8 p.m. on Monday.
Diasy Mae Boyer
Died: Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Age: 84

Daisy Mae Boyer, 84 of Hamden, died September 17, 2002 at Heartland of Jackson. Born
February 23, 1918 in Dorton Kentucky. She was the daughter of William and Devora (Stedium)
Farmer. She was a homemaker and loving mother of five children. She is survived by 4 sons,
Dewey (Patricia) Canada of Wellston, Hughie (Ann) Farmer of Hamden. Ronnie Boyer of Hamden.
Lonnie (Pamela) Boyer of Nelsonville, and a daughter, Bonnie (Tom) Howell of Hamden; sister,
Tina Bumgardner of Hamden; three sisters-in-law, Marcella Farmer of Lady Lake, Florida; Mary
McManus of Dundus, Della Peoples of Dundus; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Newton J. Boyer, passed away
September 13, 1988; brothers, Rans, Ralph and Ray Farmer and sister Lizzy Johnson.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home with the
Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial in Hamden Cemetery. Calling hours Thursday, 6 - 8 p.m. and
Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Wilbur V. Canter
Died: Monday, September 16, 2002
Age: 75
Wilbur V. Canter, age 75, of Troy, Ohio, passed away, after a lengthy illness, Monday, Sept. 16,
2002, at his residence. Born Sept. 18, 1926, in Jackson County, Ohio, to the late Thomas E.
Canter and Rosa F. Bair Canter. He was preceded in death by wife, Ruby I. (Davis) Canter in
2000. He was retired in 1989 from Hobart Corp. after 25 years of service.

He is survived by four children, son and daughter-in-law, Garland and Linda Canter of Troy,
daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Dale Neal of Jackson, Jeanie and Norm Plantz of Tory
and Patricia D. Canter of Troy; six grandchildren, Todd Canter, Troy, Michelle Smith, Troy, Scott
Plantz, Vandalia, Ohio; Rodney Neal, Tucson, Az.; Chad Plantz, Troy, Robin Wilson, Canal Fulton,
Ohio; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and six sisters.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, Ohio, with
the Rev. Ed Ellis officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends called at the Baird
Funeral Home on Friday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. Friends may express condolences to the
family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com
Dr. Donald Thaler
Died: Monday, September 16, 2002
Age: 72

Dr. Donald M. Thaler, age 72, Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly at his residence
Monday, Sept. 16, 2002. He was born on Feb. 9, 1930, in Niagara Falls, New York, son of the late
David and Ida Merklinger Thaler, and spent most of his early life in Painesville, Ohio.

Dr. Thaler received his Bachelors Degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and graduated from the
Ohio State University, College of Medicine. He did both his internship, 1958-1959, and his two
years of residence, 1959-1961, at the Buffalo General Hospital in Buffalo, New York, specializing
in orthopedic surgery. He came to Gallipolis in 1963 to join the medical staff of the Holzer Medical
Center where he served as an orthopedic surgeon from 1963-1982, before going into private
practice. Dr. Thaler was certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1970.

Dr. and Mrs. Thaler were selected by the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce, as the Gallia
County Persons of the Year for 1992 for their untiring devotion to the community of Gallipolis and
Gallia County. At this time they were honored by the Southeastern Ohio Regional Council. In
addition, Dr. Thaler was a guiding force in the establishment of the French Art Colony, serving as
president of the FQAC board of trustees for several years. In 1984, Dr. Thaler was named co-
chair with his wife Jan, of the Gallipolis bicentennial Celebration, which was held in 1990. A
Rotarian for many years, he also served as president of the Valley Artist Series, is presently a
member of the board of trustees of the Ohio Valley Visitors Center (OVVC). Dr. Thaler was a
member of the First Presbyterian Church, Gallipolis, where he had served as secretary of the
board of sessions and chaired the building committee for the expansion of the church.

Dr. Thaler is survived by his wife of 47 years, Janice "Jan" M. foster Thaler; children, David J.
Thaler of Gallipolis, Ohio, Kathleen Thaler Thompson (Kevin) of New Orleans, Louisiana and
Jennifer Thaler McCormick (Nathaniel) of Norfolk, Virginia; granddaughters, Kelsey Thaler Brown
and Madeleine Thaler McCormick; brothers, brothers, James Thaler (Joyce) of Elyria, Ohio, Glenn
Thaler (Doreen) of Ashborough, North Carolina, and Phillip Thaler (Patricia) ob Bradenton,
Florida.

Funeral services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., Friday, in the First Presbyterian Church, Gallipolis,
with Rev. Richard Mobayed officiating. Interment will be in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens.

Friends may call the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, on Thursday
from 5 to 8 p.m.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given in Dr. Thaler's memory to the French Art Colony,
C/O Mary Bea McCalla, 530 First Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 or chairty of one's choice.
Janet L. Metzler
Died: Monday, September 16, 2002
Age: 60

Janet L. Metzler, age 60, of Circleville, died September 16, 2002 at her residence. She was born
September 20, 1941 in Ironton, the daughter of Lonnie and Bessie (Wineka) Willis. She retired
from Wyn-Molded Plastics as an executive secretary and was also an accountant for Agler-
Davisdson Sporting Goods, was previously an officer of Banc Ohio in Columbus, a member of the
Royalaires for 45 years, and a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union.

She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Tammi Metzler.

She is survived by her husband, Gerald "Jerry" Metzler; son, Michael L. (Linda) Metzler of
Circleville and grandchildren, Justin and Lindsay Metzler.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2002 at the Good Shepherd Community
Church on Obetz Rd., with Dr. William L. Snider, Rev. Joe Andrews and Rev. Claude Creel
officiating. Burial followed in Forest Cemetery. Friends called from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday
at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville. Memorial contributions may be made to Circleville Bible
College Music Scholarship Dept. in Janet's name.
Wilbur V. Canter
Died: Monday, September 16, 2002
Age: 75

Wilbur V. Canter, age 75, of Troy, Ohio, passed away, after a lengthy illness, Monday, Sept. 16,
2002, at his residence. Born Sept. 18, 1926, in Jackson County, Ohio, to the late Thomas E.
Canter and Rosa F. Bair. He was preceded in death by wife, Ruby I. (Davis) Canter in 2000. He
was retired in 1989 from Hobart Corp. after 25 years of service.

He is survived by four children, son and daughter-in-law, Garland and Linda Canter of Troy,
daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Dale Neal of Jackson, Jeanie and Norm Plantz of Tory
and Patricia D. Canter of Troy; six grandchildren, Todd Canter, Troy, Michelle Smith, Troy, Scott
Plantz, Vandalia, Ohio; Rodney Neal, Tucson, Az.; Chad Plantz, Troy, Robin Wilson, Canal Fulton,
Ohio; and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother and six sisters.

Funeral services Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, Ohio, with the Rev.
Ed Ellis officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends called at the Baird Funeral Home
on Friday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. Friends may express condolences to the family through
www.bairdfuneralhome.com
Lillian G. Diller
Died: Sunday, September 15, 2002
Age: 85

Lillian G. Diller, age 85, of Minford, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at Southern Ohio Medical
Center in Portsmouth. Born Sept. 6, 1917, in Carter County, Kentucky; a daughter of the late
Thompson and Lydia (Burchett) Wright, she had been a resident of Scioto County since 1935.
She was a homemaker and the eldest member of Swauger Valley Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Kim and Margaret Diller of Michigan; four daughters, Norma and
Maurice Smith of Chillicothe, Nancy Donahue of Troy, Joan and Terry Mahley of McArthur, Vickie
McGinnis of Portsmouth; three brothers; two sisters; one half-sister; 16 grandchildren and 18
great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert B. (Roland) Diller,
on Nov. 25, 1979, whom she married on July 3, 1937 in Greenup County, Kentucky; two
daughters, Janet Hickson and Wanda Lewis; one grandson, Mitchell Shannon Lewis; a son-in-law,
Roger Donahue; and two sisters and one brother.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m., at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral
Home in Minford with Pastor Ron Parker officiating. Burial in Bennett Cemetery. Friends called on
Tuesday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Swauger Valley Free Will Baptist Church.
Emil R. Tobert
Died: Saturday, September 14, 2002
Age: 65

Emil R. Tobert, age 65, of Oak Hill, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Holzer Medical
Center, Jackson. He was born Oct. 3, 1936, in Oak Hill to the late John Henry and Mary Marie
(Canter) Tobert. Emil worked for the Village of Oak Hill, a graduate of Oak Hill High School, class
of 1957 and a veteran of the U. S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Loretta (Crabtree) Tobert; son, Randy Tobert of Jackson; daughter,
Danielle Paulins of Oak Hill; grandson Tierany Tobert; two sisters, Wilma Tobert of Oak Hill and
Carrie Miller of Worthington; three brothers, Donald of Patriot, Robert of Jackson, and Jim of Oak
Hill.

He was preceded in death by a son, Emil Jr., in 1981 and one brother.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak
Hill with the Rev. Fred Crabtree officiating. Burial followed in Horeb Cemetery. Friends called on
Monday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Ivan L. Friley
Died: Friday, September 13, 2002
Age: 66

Ivan L. Friley, age 66, of Jackson, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2002 at Holzer Medical
Center, Jackson. He was born on May 2, 1936 in Jackson to the late James Foster Friley and
Delphia Mae (Hughes) Davisson. Ivan retired from Pillsbury in Wellston.

Survivors include sisters and brothers, Jane Friley, Ronald Lee Friley, Jack Friley, Annie Friley,
Rocky Davisson, all of Jackson, and Robin Lynn (Michael) Whitt of Minford; two nephews,
Shannon (Tonya) Friley of Hamden and Jack Whitt of Minford; niece Roxanna Davisson of
Oklahoma; great nephew, Jason Friley; aunts, Flora "Sis" Tindall, and Goldie Pigman both, of
Jackson, Sylvia Akers of Ft. Myers, FL.; and Wanda (Jack) Desonia of Lancaster; also numerous
friends and relatives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by numerous aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 17, 11 a.m., at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, Jackson with Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends
called from 5 - 8 p.m. on Monday.
Orville M. Bowden
Died: Friday, September 13, 2002
Age: 90

Orville M. Bowden, age 90, of Hamden, Ohio, died Sept. 13, 2002. Memorial services for him and
his wife, Rose Hughes Bowden, who died Aug. 2, 2002, were held Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the
Jenkins Funeral Home.
Dewey "June" Barr
Died: Friday, September 13, 2002
Age: 77

Age 77 years 10 mo. passed away at his residence on Pattonsville Rd. Jackson, Ohio on Friday
September 13. He was preceded in death by his parents Dewey and Gladys Casto Barr, two
infant brothers, Charles and Dwight, and brother Robert. He is survived by his wife Norma Jean
Gain Barr of nearly 52 years; son Dwight "Gene" (Patti) of Rushville; son Otto (Ottie/Camie) of
Jackson; daughter Melody Barr Channel of Kingston, TN; brother David (Wanda) of Parkersburg,
WV; sister Kathryn (Emil) Brown of Rockport, WV; five grandchildren, Lee and Martha Channell,
Kimberly, O.J. and Eli Barr; several nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.

Dewey was born in Jackson Co. WV on November 21, 1924. He grew up in Parkersburg and
graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1942. He served four years in the US Navy. Dewey
moved to Jackson, Ohio in 1953 and retired from the Portsmouth Atomic Plant in 1985. From
1986 through April 2002 he spent the winter months in Mesa, Arizona.

Dewey was active in Church and in volunteer Programs. His hobbies were motorcycling, dancing,
and traveling. He was known as "Mr. Fix-It" wherever he lived.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Wellston on Saturday, September 21st.
The time will be determined at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Ohio in Portsmouth.

Arrangements are under the direction of the J.P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston, OH.
Martha (Brumfield) Ramsey
Died: Thursday, September 12, 2002
Age: 79

Martha (Brumfield) Ramsey, age 79, of Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at
Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. Born on May 23, in Harts Creek, W. Va., to the late Thomas
Brumfield and Tena Bryant. She was a member of the Gallia Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Carrie Hayes of Oak Hill, Woodson "Woody" Ramsey of Knoxville,
TN.; Ella Lambert and Thomas Ramsey, both of Oak Hill; sisters, Irene Atkins of Harts Creek, W.
Va.; and Donna Bell Hensley of Elyria, Ohio; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; also
numerous other family and friends whom she dearly loved.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodson "Ram" Ramsey in 1981; son, John Robert
Ramsey; grandson, Eli Lambert; brothers, Teddy and Thomas Brumfield; and sister, Anne Blair.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Gallia Baptist Church on Dry
Ridge Road, Patriot, Ohio with the Rev. Cline Rawlins officiating. Burial followed in Hill Cemetery,
Thurman. Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak
Hill.
Margaret (Searles) Metzler Wilson
Died: Thursday, September 12, 2002
Age: 88

Margaret Louise (Searles) Metzler Wilson, age 88, passed away on the evening of Thursday,
September 12, 2002, surrounded by her family at her home in Oak Hill. Born on September 18,
1913 in the Oak Hill area, she was the daughter of the late John Daniel and Laura (Brisker)
Searles. She was member of the Trinity Wesleyan Church in Oak Hill and the Order of the Eastern
Star, Chapter 449.

Louise was the oldest of eight children and was preceded in death by brothers, John, Howard and
Ron Searles and sisters, Lyndall Flower, Viola Clarkson, Mary Rister and Lee Johnson.

Living her entire life in the Oak Hill Area, she and husband, the late Orville Metzler were the
parents of four children, Judy (Tom) Campbell, Jack Metzler, Mike (Judy) Metzler all of Oak Hill
and a daughter, Kay Smith, who passed away in 1990.

She is also survived by step son Ray (Carol) Wilson of Texas. She was the grandmother of twelve
and fifteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her second husband Theirl Wilson.

Funeral Service will be Monday, September 16, 2002 at 11 a.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill with Rev. Herman Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at the Horeb Cemetery in
Oak Hill. Friends may call on Sunday, September 15, 2002 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Anna Mary Moore
Died: Thursday, September 12, 2002
Age: 87

Anna Mary Moore, age 87, died Sept. 2, 2002, at Monterey Care Center in Grove City, Ohio.
Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Chapel, Wellston.
Harold G. Bringer
Died: Thursday, September 12, 2002
Age: 67

Harold G. Brigner, 67, of Brigner Road, Beaver, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at his
residence. His wife Betty (Gibson) Brigner, survives. Arrangements under the direction of the Cox
Funeral Home.
Jackson L. Cobb
Died: Wednesday, September 11, 2002
Age: 62

Jackson Lamar Cobb, age 62, of Lithia, Florida passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at
his residence. Born on July 14, 1940 in Eagle Lake, Florida to the late Horace and Lillian Cobb.
Jackson retired from the City of Lakeland as a Electrical Engineer.

He is survived by his wife Delena (Roseberry) Cobb of Lithia, Florida and formerly of Oak Hill
area; 8 children and 4 grandchildren; sister Elizabeth Bone of Orlando, Florida; mother-in-law
and father-in-law, Beulah and Rev. Lonnie Adkins of Oak Hill.

He is preceded in death by a son, Robert.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2002 in the Roseberry Family
Cemetery, Franklin Township, Jackson County with Paul White officiating.
Patricia Lambert Robinson
Died: Tuesday, September 10, 2002
Age: 57

Patricia Lambert Robinson, age 57, of Chillicothe and formerly of Wellston passed away Tuesday,
September 10, 2002 at Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe

She was born to Donald and Anna Lamber on March 31, 1945.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents Donald & Anna Lambert, brothers Donald and
Dwight and a sister Donna Branscom.

She is survived by five brothers, Lawrence of Florida, and Kenneth, Rick, Eugene and Calvin all of
Wellston, ; four sisters, Shirley Rinehart of Ray, Irene Tatman of Breman, Lynn Orender of
Wellston, and Connie Lambert of Hamden; and a very close friend Ray Smith of Chillicothe.

Friends may call Sunday, September 15, 2002 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the J.P. Rogers Funeral
Home, 120 west Broadway, Wellston.

Funeral Service will be held Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 1 pm at the J.P. Rogers Funeral
Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston with Rev. Rob Ervin presiding.

Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery
Dr. Robert L. Crace
Died: Tuesday, September 10, 2002
Age: 68

Dr. Robert L. Crace, 68, of Piketon, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at the the home
of his daughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary (Trusty) Crace. Funeral
arrangements under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.
Sally Ann Yates
Died: Monday, September 09, 2002
Age: 56

Sally Ann Yates, 56, of Oak Hill, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center,
Jackson. Born on July 5, 1946 in Elyria, Ohio. Sally retired from Pillsbury in Wellston in 1990 and
was a veteran of the U. S. Marines during Vietnam.

She is survived by two sons, Robert Lee (Angela) Yates of Point Pleasant, W. Va.; and
Christopher Yates of Oak Hill; daughter, Erika (Jason) Arbaugh of Oak Hill; father, Charles
Rawson of Fairview Park, Ohio; grandchildren, Aden, Braxton, and Cohen Yates, Rebecca,
Mackenzie, and Riley Arbaugh; sister, Diana Ferkol of Chicago, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Janice Elaine (Jones) Rawson.

Funeral services were held Thursday, September 12 at 11 a.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill with Pastor Kay Webb officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Ridge Cemetery,
Liberty Township. Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Military
graveside provided by Jackson Chapter 45 of Disabled American Veterans.
Shirley Anne Clay
Died: Monday, September 09, 2002
Age: 66

Shirley Anne Clay, 66, of Northview Drive, London, Ohio, passed away at 10:22 a.m. on Sept. 9,
2002, at Madison County Hospital in London, Ohio. She had been suffering from a four-month
battle with colon cancer.

She was born Shirley Anne French on Nov. 9, 1925 at Davisville in Jackson County to the late
Charles and Rhoda (Malone) French. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
four brothers and four sisters.

She was a graduate of Coalton High School and was retired from the Kroger Company. She was a
faithful member of Mary Chapel United Baptist Church in Waverly, Ohio, since April 1982.
On December 14, 1953, she married Floyd Clay, who survives. Other survivors include a
daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Rodney Murray of London, Ohio; two granddaughters,
Hayley and Kayley Murray, also of London, Ohio; a son, Ronald of Columbus, Ohio; and a sister,
Mabel Vanhise of Columbus, Ohio.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home in Jackson, Ohio, on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 2 to
4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 13, at Mary Chapel United Baptist
Church, 2301 Denver Road, Waverly, Ohio, at 10 a.m. with Elders John Daniels, Arvil Murray, Jr.,
and Kim Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Massieville, Ohio.
Alma M. Stewart
Died: Monday, September 09, 2002
Age: 64

Alma Marie Stewart, 64, of South Indiana Ave., Wellston, Ohio, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2002 at
her residence.

Born Oct. 2, 1937 in Wellston, she was preceded in death by her parents, Erskin Ervin and Arvilla
Emma Lindauer Womeldorf; and her sister, Doris Jacqueline Kelly.

Alma was a member of the Wills Chapel Church in Wellston and also very faithful member of the
church choir.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Fred Stewart; a daughter, Carol Lynn (Wayne)
Brown of Wellston; a son, Stephen Ray (Stephanie) Stewart of Wellston; a daughter, Sandy
Marie (Eric) Lanning of Wellston; a son, Randy Erskin Stewart of Dayton; and a special family
friend, Mark Brueninghaus.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Rodney (Kim) Brown, Julie (Joey) Williams, Brittany Brown,
April, Tiffany and Tasha Stewart, Kody and Kassie Keller, Amberly and Mallory Stewart; step-
grandchildren, Travis Ingalls and Travis Lanning; great-grandchildren, Courtney and Rodney
Brown, Payton and Cameron Williams and step-great-grandchild, Chase Ingalls.

Also surviving are sisters, Mary Ann Womeldorf and Kay Helmbrecht, both of Wellston; brothers,
Charles Samuel (Mary) Womeldorf of Hamden, John Ervin (Bev) Womeldorf of Hamden, Von Eric
(Theresa) Womeldorf of Wellston; and sister, Donise Louise (Jim) Blankenship of Wellston.

Friends may call Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers
Funeral Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 12 at
1 p.m. at Wills Chapel Church, 1015 West Broadway, Wellston. The body will be taken to the
church one hour prior to the service. Rev. A. B. Maloy will officiate with burial in Ridgewood
Cemetery.
Shirly (French) Clay
Died: Monday, September 09, 2002
Age: 66

Shirley (French) Clay, age 66, of London, Ohio, passed away Monday, September 9, 2002. She is
the wife of Floyd Clay. Arrangements are pending at Mayhew Funeral Home.
George L. Wires
Died: Saturday, September 07, 2002
Age: 63

George L. Wires, age 63, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 at his
residence. He was born Oct. 8, 1938 in Jackson County to the late Myron and Almina (Moore)
Wires.
George had formerly worked for Plibrico Co. for 15 years and then retired from Jackson County
Highway Department after 15 years.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Debbie Wires of Jackson;
granddaughter, Maddison and a grandson, Joshua; and two brothers, David Wires of Coalton and
Bill Wires of Savannah, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Anne (Windon) on May 9, 2002, and by a
brother, Joseph.

Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill,
with Rev. Cline Rawlins officiating and burial to follow in C. M. Cemetery. Calling hours were set
for Monday, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Eileen F. Brady
Died: Friday, September 06, 2002
Age: 73

Eileen F. Brady, 73, of Route 327, Wellston, Ohio, died unexpectedly at her home on Friday,
Sept. 6, 2002. She was born in Wellston on Dec. 31, 1928, daughter of the late Charles R.
Sprinkles and Ina Quick Sprinkles. She was a graduate of Wellston High School and a former
employee of the Hercules Trouser Company in Wellston. She later worked as a telephone
operator at Waverly, Ohio, for GTE. She was an avid gardener at her house, growing vegetables
and flowers. She also loved all of her dogs and cats.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard E. Brady in 1997 and a
brother, Bill Sprinkles in 1968.

She is survived by one brother, Bob (Doris) Sprinkles of Wellston; one sister, Garnet Dailey of
Wellston; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Nora Ghearing of Wellston and
Lawrence and Norma Joseph of Wellston.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Ridgewood Cemetery in
Wellston with the Reverend A. B. Maloy officiating. Arrangements handled by the Jenkins Funeral
Chapel, Wellston.
Lew Williams
Died: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Age: 58

Lew Williams, age 58, Oak Hill, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at Adena Regional
Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio. Born June 21, 1944 in Ashland, Kentucky, to the late Virgie
(Lyons) Williams and Floyd Williams, who survives, of Oak Hill. Lew was a retired construction
electrician from the I.B.E.W. Union in Huntington, W. Va,; a member of the First Baptist Church
of Oak Hill, the Jackson County Sportsman Club, the Moriah Sportman Club of Oak Hill and a
1944 graduate of Oak Hill High School.

Survivors include his wife Sandra (Schaffer); son, Eric Williams; daughter, Sherry Williams;
granddaughter, Lea "Willie" Williams; father, Floyd, all of Oak Hill; two brothers, Wayne (June)
Williams and James (Rhonda) Williams, both of Oak Hill; sister, Patricia Gould of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Route 279,
Oak Hill with Pastor Kenneth Leedy and Rev. Cline Rawlins officiating. Burial followed in C. M.
Cemetery. Friends called on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak
Hill.
George Gallagher
Died: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Age: 88

George Gallagher, age 88, a resident of South High Street, Jackson, passed away Thursday at
the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Jane Emmett Gallagher and three brothers.

Surviving relatives include three sons, Tom of Jackson, Bill of Georgia and Bob of South Carolina;
one brother Mart of Tipp City, Ohio.

Friends may call Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home. Elk services to be held
at 7 p.m. and Wake Services to be held at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will to be held 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Jackson. Mgr.
Robert Metzger officiating and burial to follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Loren (Pap) C. Isreal
Died: Thursday, September 05, 2002
Age: 74

Loren C. (Pap) Isreal, age 74, of Hamden, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 5,
2002 after an extended illness. He was born in Jackson County, September 7, 1929 to the late
Charles and Frances (Booth) Isreal.

Loren retired from the maintenance department of the Jackson City Schools, a former member of
the Moose Lodge in Jackson, Ohio.

Survived by his wife of 24 years Nancy (Bishop) Isreal, also five sons, Ricky Lee Isreal of
Jackson, Ed (Darla) Graham, Ken Graham, Tom (Kim) Graham all of Wayne, Ohio and Bruce
Graham of Wellston; one daughter, Shari (Gene) Carpenter of Wellston; also twenty-one
grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Florence Fraley, Marcella Wykle, Flora (Dick)
Wilson and Susie Hatten all of Jackson, also several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, Bill, John, Lawrence, Jim, Roger and Jack;
two sisters Mabel Kimble and Betty Mapes and one grandson Brian Curtis Graham.

Pap will be greatly missed by those fortunate enough to have known and loved him.

Funeral Service will be Monday, September 9, 2002 at 11 a.m at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
with the Rev. Wm. Doby Wyant officiating. Burial will be in Campbell Cemetery. The family will be
receiving friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Mary J. Massie
Died: Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Age: 92

Mary J. Massie, 92, formerly of Wellston, Ohio, and most recently of Bristol Village, Waverly, died
Sept. 4, 2002 at Jenkins Memorial Health Facility in Wellston.

She was born June 8, 1910 in Jackson, the daughter of the late Wilbur and Lucy Jaycox. She was
a graduate of Jackson High School and a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of
Wellston, where she served as a deacon. She was also a member of the Women's Organization of
the church and taught Sunday School there. She was also very active in civic organizations,
having been a charter member of the Wellston Mothers' Club, member of the Wellston Study
Club, the Wellston Rose Society, the Cancer Board, and was a Cub Scout leader. She belonged to
several quilting groups and was always interested in quilting.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Austin Dale Massie in 1974.

Surviving are two sons, David A. (Sue) Massie of Wellston and Dale F. (Kathleen) Massie of Oil
City, Penn. She is also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were set for Sunday, 1:30 p.m. at Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with John
Pelletier, CLP officiating. Burial was to follow in Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston. Calling hours
were set for Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until the funeral hour, at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Mary's memory to the First
Presbyterian Church of Wellston, 18 South Penn. Ave., Wellston, OH 45692.
Valma E. Johnson
Died: Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Age: 73

Valma E. Johnson, age 73, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 at her home in Jackson. Born
in Payne Gap, Kentucky, Sept. 7, 1928, to the late John and Vina Whitaker. She was a
homemaker and a member of the Buckeye Community Church.

She is survived by two sons, Jerry (Karen) Johnson and Gary (Carmel) Johnson, both of Jackson;
one daughter, Linda (Eldon) Merrill of Huber Heights, Ohio; grandchildren, Steven Merrill, Richard
Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Robert Johnson and JC Johnson; one great-granddaughter, Haley
Merrill; brothers, Jack, Clarence, Columbus, Arcie and Russell; sisters, Mae Reed, Caroline Mullins
and Wanda Jean Wright.

Preceded in death by her husband, Dick L. Johnson in 1969, along with her parents and brothers,
Estes, Marcus, Pat, and Bill.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 at 1:30 p.m. at Buckeye Community Church
with the Rev. Allie Skaggs officiating. Burial at Buckeye Cemetery. The family will receive friends
Thursday, Sept. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in
Jackson. Arrangements under the direction of the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Geneva R. Mercer
Died: Tuesday, September 03, 2002
Age: 81

Geneva R. Mercer, age 81, left this earth to be with the Lord on Sept. 3, 2002. she was born in
Wellston on Dec. 17, 1920, daughter of the late Charles "Pooger" Gentry and Nellie Mundy
Gentry. She was a homemaker and was united in marriage to Paul Woodrow Mercer on Aug. 3,
1938. Together they raised eight children. Geneva was a loving and caring mother and wife.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five sons, Charles (Dee) Mercer of Winchester,
Michael (Marilyn) Mercer of Wellston, David and Timothy Mercer of Wellston, Richard (Cathy)
Mercer of Hamden; three daughters, Judith Balzer of Wellston, Deborah (Bill) Lambert of
Hamden, Linda (Kenny) Jarvis of Jackson; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and a great-
great-grandchild; one brother, Robert Gentry of Wyngate of Jackson.

Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Friday after 10 a.m. and until the
funeral hour on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Troy Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the
Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston.
Michael "Hap" Allen Edwards
Died: Tuesday, September 03, 2002
Age: 50

Michael Allen "Hap" Edwards, age 50, N. Bennett Ave., Jackson, Ohio, passed away Tuesday,
Sept. 3, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. He was born Sept. 21, 1951 in Dayton,
Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Ann (Sarber) Frazee; maternal grandparents,
Earl and Grace Sarber; paternal grandparents, John and Verna Edwards; niece, Hannah C.
Edwards, and brother-in-law, Franklin "Goose" Grady.

Michael was a Brick Mason and was retired from Trisdo Systems; a member of Elks of Jackson
and a ball coach for many years. His hobbies included collecting baseball cards, sports, spending
time with family and friends and helping people.

He is survived by his wife, Tina Maureen Edwards; five sons, Nathaniel Dylan Edwards, Justin and
Eric Taylor, Clayton and Jessie Moore, all of Jackson; father, John (Sandy) Edwards, Indian Lake,
Ohio; stepfather, Jack Frazee (Pat Ott) of Grove City; stepmother, Gerri (Charles) Keck, Tipp
City, Ohio; two sisters, Dana Michelle Adkins, New Carlisle, Ohio, Jill (Tim) Sullivan, Grove City,
Ohio; three brothers, Rick (Phyllis) Edwards, Grove City, Barry Edwards, New Carlisle, Ohio,
Bryan Edwards, South Lebanon, Ohio; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jayne and Royce Horton,
Jackson; one sister-in-law, Vicky (Carl) Coy, Oak Hill; three brothers-in-law; many nieces,
nephews and friends.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Thursday, Sept. 5, from 4 - 8 p.m., where services
will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Ralph Leonard Henry
Died: Monday, September 02, 2002
Age: 65

Ralph Leonard Henry, age 65, of Wellston, died Sept. 3, 2002, at his home following six years of
failing health. He was born in Wellston on Jan. 26, 1937, son of the late Millard and Mildred Deal
Henry. He was a self-employed coal trucker and a former employee of N&W Railroad. He was a
1954 graduate of Wellston High School and an avid golfer and fisherman. He was a former
member of the VFW, Elks, and the Fairgreens Country Club.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Tammy Kay Henry in 1985;
three brothers, Willard, Junior, and Kent Henry; one sister, Barbara Henry Burton.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Connie Loudner Henry; four sons, Rick (Brenda) Henry of
Wellston, Barry (Robin) Henry of Hamden, Greg (Krissy) Henry of Wellston, Chris (Tonya) Henry
of Wellston; one daughter, Vickie (Roger) Stephenson of Wellston; one brother, Dale (Peggy)
Henry of Groveport, Ohio; one sister, Faye Thompson of Ironton, Ohio; ten grandchildren, Patty
(Josh) Black, Jason Henry, Joshua Stephenson, Chad, Faith, and Alex Henry, Nick Bowen, and
Eric, Samantha and Andrew Henry; two step-grandchildren, Amie (Kent) Channell and Jamie
McWhorter; two great-grandchildren, Keaton Black and Shai Henry; one step-great-grandson,
Michael Channell; several nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with the
Reverend McClellan Nicholson officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery in
Wellston. Friends may call at the Jenkins Chapel on Friday from 3 to 9 p.m.
Ralph Walker
Died: Monday, September 02, 2002
Age: 73
Ralph Walker, age 73, of Route 335, Stockdale, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at Greenbriar Care
Center in Wheelersburg. Arrangements are pending at the Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.
Anna Mary Moore
Died: Monday, September 02, 2002
Age: 87

Anna Mary Moore, age 87, died Sept. 2, 2002, at Monterey Care Center in Grove City, Ohio.
Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral Chapel, Wellston.
Ruth E. Morrison
Died: Sunday, September 01, 2002
Age: 74

Ruth E. Morrison, age 74, of Thurman went to be with her Lord on Sunday, September 1, 2002.
She was born February 19, 1928 at Thurman, the eldest daughter of the late John and Elsie
McGowan Miller. She was a life long resident of the Thurman community.

She attended the Harris Baptist Church, Bidwell. She retired from Holzer Medical Center after 35
years of service.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond "Red" Morrison
in 1991, one infant brother and two brothers-in-law, Arnold Morrison and Dan McCleese.

She is survived by one daughter, Jeanie (Joe) Hively, Thurman; one son, Raymond (*Barbara)
Morrison of Bidwell; three grandchildren, Lorri Hively of Thurman and Amber and Andrew
Morrison, Bidwell; three sisters, Louise (Andy) Frasure of Southgate, Michigan, Joyce (Erskine)
Blanton of Vinton and Phyllis McCleese of Grove City; Brother-in-law Todd (Rachel) Morrison of
Anderson, S.C.; special friend, Clyde Webb of Thurman and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, September 5, in the Harris Baptist Church,
Bidwell with Pastor Ron Lemley officiating. Burial will follow in the Hill Cemetery, Thurman.
Friends may call at the McCoy Moore Funeral Home, Vinton, Wednesday, September 4, 2002
from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Harris Baptist Church, C/O John M. Denny, 1686 State Route 554. Bidwell, Ohio 45614.
Louis W. (Brown) Gahm
Died: Saturday, August 31, 2002
Age: 92

Louise W. (Brown) Gahm, age 92 of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2002 at
Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster where she had resided for the past several years. She
was born June 29, 1910 in Jackson County to the late William Patton and Anna (Flaker) Brown.
Louise retired from Parkview Elementary as a cook, a member of the Jackson Christian Church,
and a member of the Moose Lodge. She was also a graduate of Jackson High School Class of
1928.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Sara Gahm of Carroll, Ohio; sister-in-law, Mary Brown of
Oak Hill; granddaughter, Kimberly (Joseph) Finney of Grove City; 2 grandsons, Gary Dean
(Brandy) Gahm of Canal Winchester, Nathan (Becky) Gahm of Grove City; 5 great grandchildren,
Joshua and Justine Finney, Elijah and Grant Gahm and Grace Gahm.

Besides her husband Emerson Gahm, and parents she is preceded in death by her son Gary Dean
Gahm and a brother, William "Dick" Brown.

Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2002 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, Jackson with Wilbur McCormick officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the Funeral Home.
Thomas E. Wells
Died: Friday, August 30, 2002
Age: 90

Thomas E. Wells, age 90, of Springfield, formerly of Beaver, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002 in the
Veterans Administration Hospital in Dayton. Arrangements under the direction of the Cox Funeral
Home.
William Keith Adkins
Died: Thursday, August 29, 2002
Age: 48

William Keith Adkins, age 48, of Hilliard, Ohio, was killed in a car accident Aug. 29, 2002. He was
born Oct. 12, 1953, in Huntington, W. Va., a son of John Adkins, Jr. of Jackson, Ohio, and
Mildred Lingerfelt of New Haven, W. Va. He was a graduate of Wellston High School and attended
Marshall University. He was a Navy Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his companion, Barbara Ayers and their son Tyler
Adkins; grandmother, Nellie Adkins of Ceredo; one brother and sister-in-law, John David and
Sidney Adkins; sons, William Keith, Jr., and Jeremy; one daughter, Sarah.

Funeral services were held on Sept. 3 at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City, Ohio.
Billie P. Akers
Died: Thursday, August 29, 2002
Age: 65

Billie P. Akers, age 65, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002 at Mr. Carmel
East/Columbus.
Hattie M. Mollett
Died: Thursday, August 29, 2002
Age: 86

Hattie Marie Mollett, age 86, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002 at her
residence. She was born on May 24, 1916 in Pike County, Ky. to the late Robert and Susie
(Hopkins) Williams.

She is survived by her children: Robert Lee (Garnet) Mollett of Oak Hill, Elmer Mollett and Eddie
Dean Mollett, both of Buckeye Lake, Gilbert Darell Mollett of Vinton County, Avanell (Charles)
Hayhurst of Delaware, Ohio, Ella Marie (Cyles) Mills of Jackson, and Sharlene Newman of
Somerset; numerous grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Mollett in 1987; daughter, Reba Jean
Short; five brothers, two sisters, one grandson and two great-grandsons.

Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill
with Rev. Paul Brunton officiating, and burial to follow in C. M. Cemetery. Calling hours were set
for Saturday, 4-8 p.m.
Helen E. Sowers
Died: Tuesday, August 27, 2002
Age: 91

Helen E. Sowers, age 91, of Jackson, Ohio, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at Four Winds Nursing.

Born in Gatchellville, Penn., on Feb. 8, 1911, to Mary Louisa (Love) and Harry E. McLane, she
was the last surviving member of seven children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Arthur Edward Sowers; brothers,
Howard, Uriah (Ike) and James; and sisters, Marcella Gladfelter, Evelyn R. Little and Eleanor P.
(Snyder) Fourhman.

She is survived by sister-in-law, Hilda (Sowers) Grove; many nephews and nieces; along with
loving extended family and special friends in Jackson, Ohio, and in Pennsylvania. "She is loved
and will be missed; our Lord has taken her home."

According to her wishes, services were held in York, Penn., officiated by her nephew, James R.
Grove (Pastor, Heritage Baptist Church, Loganville, Penn.), with burial on Friday, Aug. 30, 2002
in Mt. Rose Cemetery.
Charles E. Bergstrom
Died: Thursday, August 22, 2002
Age: 73

Charles E. Bergstrom, 73, of Superior, Wis., died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002 at his residence,
following a brief illness. He was born Sept. 24, 1928, in Superior, Wis. to Edward and Germaine
(Naeyaert) Bergstrom and was a lifelong Superior resident.

He graduated from the former Superior Central High School in 1946 and attended the University
of Wisconsin-Superior.

He married Carla Jean Olson on Aug. 12, 1950, in Superior at Pilgrim Lutheran Church and they
recently celebrated 52 years of marriage. He retired as a major from the U.S. Army Reserves,
retiring in 1983 after 34 years of dedicated service.

Charles was the owner/operator of Bergstrom Electric, which he started on Jan. 1, 1960. He was
a longtime member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church where he served on the church council. He was
also a member of the Acacia Lodge F&AM, Superior Commandry, AAD Temple Shriners, the
Moose Lodge, United Commercial Travelers and the Belgian Club.

He was a member of the Twin Ports Arrowhead Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors
Association (NECA) since 1963. He served on the NECA Board of Directors for many years. He
served as NECA Chapter president from 1977 to 1978; he served as NECA Chapter governor for
two terms, 1979 to 1908 and 1983 to 1984; he served on the NECA 7th District Council and as
president and governor of the local chapter, and on the Apprenticeship Committee for Local
Unions 276 and 242 for approximately 25 years.

He was a Registered Professional Designer for the State of Wisconsin; a member of the Wisconsin
Society of Professional Designers of Engineering Systems; and a member of the Reserved
Officers Association and Retired Reserve Officers Association.

Charles had been a member of the Superior Elks Lodge #403 since 1954, where he served on
various committees. He served two terms as exalted ruler from 1969 to 1971. He also served as
Elks state president from 1977 to 1978; as district deputy grand exalted ruler from 1971 to
1972; as special deputy grand exalted ruler from 1994 to 1997; and as grand lodge treasurer
from 2000 to 2001.

He chartered the Drug Awareness Committee with the Elks in 1986 and served as chairman until
1992.

Charles joined United Cerebral Palsy Association in 1956. He served as the local affiliate's
president for many terms, including the last 10 years. He was on the United Cerebral Palsy of
Wisconsin Board of Directors from 1956 to 1975. He served as Wisconsin state president of
United Cerebral Palsy from 1986 to 1989. He also served as midwest regional vice president for
UCPA, Inc., from 1970 to 1973 and served as a national director for a number of years. He was
appointed to and served on Wisconsin Governor's Health Policy and Program Council in 1971 and
Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities from 1971 to 1977.

Charles served on the Catholic Charities Board of Directors from 1971 to 1977. He served as
director for Superior/Douglas County Chamber of Commerce from 1982 to 1985. He served on
the first Business Improvement District (BID) Board of Directors from 1989 to 1992. He served
on Mayor's Committee for the Disabled. He started the Lake Nebagamon Shore Property Owners
Association in 1985 and served as its president until 1992.

In addition to his wife Carla, Charles is survived by one son, Randy (LuAnn) Bergstrom of
Superior; one daughter, Wendy (Larry) Sprague of Jackson, Ohio; four grandchildren, Kelly and
Adam Sprague of Jackson and Alison and Bryan Bergstrom of Superior; one sister, Loretta
(Robert) Ledin of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Donald (Jeanne) Bergstrom of Birchwood, Wis.; and
several nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a son, Edward; his parents and a grandson, Scott Bergstrom.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to United Cerebral Palsy of Wisconsin, Pilgrim
Lutheran Church, Superior Elks Lodge #403 or Superior Drug Awareness in care of the Superior
Police Department.
Rev. Orville "Jack" Francis Farmer
Died: Sunday, August 04, 2002
Age: 86

Rev. Orville "Jack" Francis Farmer, age 86 of Sugar Grove, Ohio, passed away Sunday, August 4,
2002 at his residence.

Born August 10, 1915 in Lancaster, to the late Elijah and Lola (Hayes) Farmer, he was a
graduate of Lancaster High School class of 1935 and served in the Army Air Corps in WWII. He
was a retired minister of the West Ohio Conve. of UMC, having served in Licking, Muskingum,
Ross, Jackson, Hocking, Fairfield and Morgan counties. Rev. Farmer was a member of Bremen
Senior Citizens and Olivedale Senior Citizens in Lancaster, Rushcreek Grange and the Masonic
Lodge in Bremen.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years Edna Frances (Wiseman) Farmer, son Thomas W. Farmer
of Lancaster; niece Wanda Spicer of New Lexington, nephews Kenneth Allen of Logan and Lewis
Allen of New Lexington.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Frances Ann in 1967,
brothers Clarence and Elmer Farmer, sister Gertude Allen and half-brother Robert Fairchild.

Funeral services will be Wednesday August 7, 2002 at 10 a.m. at the Bremen United Methodist
Church, 205 Walnut Street, Bremen with Pastor Debbie Nance and Rev. Nancy Raypholtz
officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery, Bremen.

Friends may call Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Snyder-Sheridan Funeral
Home, 124 Fort Street, Bremen and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Fairfield County, 111 East Main Street,
Lancaster, Ohio 43130 or the American Cancer Society, Lancaster Chapter, 151 Lake Street,
Lancaster, Ohio 43130.
Florence F. Kessinger Mercer
Died: Saturday, August 03, 2002
Age: 87

Florence F. Kessinger Mercer, 87, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at Holzer Medical
Center/Jackson. Born Aug. 11, 1914 in Jackson County to the late Benjamin F. and Hazel Davis
Kessinger, also preceded in death by her husband Thomas Edwin (Ed) Mercer who passed away
Feb. 17, 1980.

A graduate of Jackson High School in 1932, attended Rio Grande College and graduated from
Dennison University. Florence retired from teaching after 13 years from Oak Hill High School,
eleven years from Lick Local School and several years as substitute teacher at Jackson High
School.

She is survived by daughter, Pamela Mercer of Jackson; grandchildren, Denise (Gregga) Jamison
Barisano of Richmond, Va.; Jeffrey (Celeste) Jimison of Columbia, S. C.; great-grandchildren,
Natalia and Kathryn Barisano and two step-grandchildren, Catlin Patrel and Pamela (David)
Gutierrez.

Friends may call at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to
8 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. at Fairmount Cemetery
with Diaconal Minister Janie Karl officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson
Christian Church, 102 Broadway Street, Jackson, Ohio in her memory.
Rose Hughes Bowden
Died: Friday, August 02, 2002

Orville M. Bowden, age 90, of Hamden, Ohio, died Sept. 13, 2002. Memorial services for him and
his wife, Rose Hughes Bowden, who died Aug. 2, 2002, were held Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the
Jenkins Funeral Home.
Rosezella Mae Bowden
Died: Friday, August 02, 2002
Age: 73

Rosezella Mae (Hughes) Bowden, 73, of Hamden, died Friday morning, August 2, 2002 at the
Holzer Medical Center ER in Jackson. Memorial services will be announced at a later date by the
Jenkins Funeral Chapel of Wellston.
"Dot" Alta Gerbrick
Died: Friday, August 02, 2002
Age: 88

"Dot" Alta Gerbrick, 88, of Hamden, died Friday morning, August 2, 2002, at the O.S.U. Medical
Center in Columbus. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, April 20, 1914 to the late Verne and
Pearl Goode Jones.

She was a homemaker and loved gardening. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in
Wellston and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. She was a member of the American
Legion Auxiliary Post #371 in Wellston.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Gerbrick in 1986; two
sisters, Christine White and Violet Wilson; and a brother Lester Jones.

Surviving relates are a step-sister and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday August 9 at 1 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with
Reverend Dr. Donald R. White officiating. Burial will follow in the Hamden Cemetery. Friends may
call at the Jenkins Chapel on Thursday, August 8 from 6 until 8 p.m. and until the funeral hour on
Friday.
Earl Eugene Wireman
Died: Wednesday, July 31, 2002
Age: 59

Earl Eugene Wireman, age 59 of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, July 31,2002, at his
residence. He was born in Jochin, West Virginia on January 16, 1943, to the late Clarence
Raymond and Margerette Morris Wireman. He was a Vietnam veteran having served with the
United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 371 of Wellston, the VFW
Post 9092 of Wellston, the Disabled American Veterans Jackson County Chapter 45 and the Free
Will Baptist Church.

He is survived by his brother Clarence William Wireman of Wellston; sisters Patricia Shope of
Kettering, Teresa Carnes of Wellston, Pamela Goulden of Oklahoma, Frances Stidham of
Kettering, Carmen Wireman of Kettering, Nancy Fannon of Kettering and Autumn Riffle of West
Carrollton as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Joel Clark Wireman and sisters Sherry
Wireman and Sandra Sue McGhee.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home
with Pastor Ferrell Rood officiating, Burial will be in the Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers memorial contributions can be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children 329 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229.
James E. Allen
Died: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Age: 80

James E. "Jim" Allen, 80, of Oak Hill, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, in Gallipolis. He was born Jan.
4, 1922, in Jackson County, Ohio, a son of the late James Allen and Estella Hickman. He was a
WWII Army veteran and worked as a timber cutter and sawmill operator.

He is survived by his wife, Lavern Allen; two sons, William Allen of Oak Hill and Scott Allen of
Jackson and three grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank Allen and Lester
Allen; six sisters, Ester Miller, Dorothy Hilderbrant, Emma Wicker, Edith Potts, Thelma Moore and
Nellie Hilderbrant.

Funeral service were held Thursday, Aug. 1, at 1 p.m. at the D. W. Davis Funeral Home with the
Rev. Cline Rawlins officiating. Interment in Jackson Furnace Cemetery. Friends called after 4 p.m.
on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Earnest Miller, Jr.
Died: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Age: 72

Earnest Miller Jr., 72, of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at his residence. Born
on Oct. 27, 1929 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to the late Earnest Sr., and Julia Belle (Hughes)
Miller. Earnest retired as a 1st Sergeant E-8 on Aug. 31, 1970 after 22 years of service in the
101st Airborne Army, serving during Korea and Vietnam. He also retired in 1991 from DT&I after
21 years as a track patrolman. He was a 32 Degree Mason in the Milan Chapter of F&AM in
Michigan, and attended Hamilton Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Bessie (Bobo) Miller; a son, Earnest Miller of Dundee, Michigan; Jan
Miller of Toledo; daughter-in-law, Rosetta Miller of Springfield; 4 grandchildren, Nick (Adria)
Flannery, Michael (Leah) Rogers, Kara Miller and Brittney Horne; 3 great-grandchildren, Lucas
White, Noah Rogers, and Owen Flannery; sisters, Alice Rose of Jackson, Grace Johnson of
Waverly, Nancy (Gary) Thurman of Minford; brothers, Lee (Ethel) Miller of Jackson, Warren (Sue)
Miller of Chesapeake, David (Mellisa) Miller of Beaver, and Oscar (Pam) Miller of Jackson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Berie, Robert, Jack, and
Denver Miller; two sisters, Osie and Dora Miller.

Funeral services Friday, 1 p.m., Aug. 2 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson with the Rev.
Larry Boggs officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Valley Cemetery. Friends may call from 4
to 8 p.m. on Thursday with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. Military graveside conducted by the
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45 of Jackson.
Helen McGhee
Died: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Age: 90

Helen McGhee, 90, formerly of Jackson, residing at Palm Harbor, Florida, passed away Tuesday,
July 30, 2002. Helen was born Sept. 30, 1911, to the late John and Anna (Demura) Verygood at
Ambridge, Pa. She retired as a salesclerk for many years at the Fashion in Jackson.

Survivors include a son, Ralph Paul (Carol) McGhee of Delaware, Ohio; a daughter, Jeanette
(George) McGhee-Wynn of Palm Harbor, Florida; six grandchildren and eleven great-
grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Paul McGhee in January
1976; two sisters and two brothers.

Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002 at 10 a.m. at Fairmount cemetery
with Monsignor Robert Metzger officiating under the direction of the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association by calling 800-272-
3900 or visiting the website at www.alz.org
Harkless Witten
Died: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Age: 85

Harkless "Hark" Witten, age 85, of Limerick Road, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, July 30,
2002, at 7:50 a.m. at his home, after illness. He was born in Paintsville, Ky., on April 25, 1917,
to the late Frank and Anna (Vanhoose) Witten.

He was Assistant Pastor and founder of the Poplar Road Church in Limerick. He was a minister for
52 years, ordained in 1950, was owner of Witten's Grocery in Limerick for almost 40 years; he
also worked as a coal miner and mine inspector. Hark was a Mason for almost 55 years with his
membership in Kentucky Lodge 858 in Chandlerville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar Witten; a sister, Freda
Rice; granddaughter, Tonia DeLee DeLay, and a great-grandson, Bryan Donahue.

Surviving are his wife, Nettie (Johnson) Witten; three daughters, Anna Mary (Don) Wilson of
Jackson, Phyllis Lyons of Beaver, and Charlene Mullins of Limerick; one brother, Gustel Witten of
Springfield; four grandchildren, Keith (Carole) Wilson, Sheila (Ron) Donahue, Melissa (John)
Farley, and Brenda (Bill) Barnhart; seven great- grandchildren.

Friends may call at Poplar Road Church, Limerick, Ohio, Thursday, August l, beginning at 11 a.m.
Funeral services will be at the Poplar Road Church, Friday, August 2, at 1 p.m. with Revs. Virgil
Goff, Rondall Walker and Raymond Hatfield officiating. Burial followed in the Limerick Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mayhew Funeral Home.
Helen M. Dempsey
Died: Monday, July 29, 2002
Age: 57

Helen M. "Sis" Dempsey, 57, of Innis Road, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Jackson, Ohio, passed
away Monday, July 29, 2002, at Grant Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was born July 31, 1944 in
Vinton County, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Harper Dempsey.

Helen is survived by her father, Edgar Dempsey, of Jackson; one daughter, Judy Dawson of
Columbus; four brothers, Robert, Eugene and Butch Dempsey, all of Jackson, and Donald
Dempsey of Georgia and one grandchild, J. W. Dawson.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral
services were held Thursday, Aug. 1, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 251 Powell Drive,
Jackson, Ohio at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Percell officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen
Cemetery.
William W. Finn
Died: Friday, July 26, 2002
Age: 81

William W. "Bill" Finn, 81, of Wellston, passed away Friday evening, July 26, 2002 at Edgewood
Manor Nursing Facility in Wellston. He was born in Wellston, Ohio, on May 13, 1921 to the late
John Edward and Nellie Wilson Finn. Bill was retired from Frick-Gallagher Manufacturing Company
with 42 years service where he was a times study engineer. He was a 1939 graduate of Wellston
High School and a World War II veteran having served on the South Pacific with the United
States Navy. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Wellston, the American
Legion Post 371 of Wellston, the VFW, the Audubon Society and was an amateur Botanist.

He is survived by son, William L. Finn of Wellston; daughters, Kelley Lewis of Jackson and
Michelle Williams of Wellston; grandchildren, William L. Finn, Jr., Dawn Marie Priddy, Lisa Ann
Barnett, Rachel E. Dreher, Jessamyn Nell Lewis, Na`Tyra Green and Caleb Williams; sister, Betty
Damijonaitis of Florida; as well a 5 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild and many
nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Ted, Calvin, Bob, Chaddy, Johnny,
and Joe; sisters, Ada Ayers, Mayme Sherman, Jewell Kirby, Dolly Metzger and Mary Tripp and
granddaughter, Cassie Finn.

Calling hours were held Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home. Burial was in the
Ridgewood Cemetery with military graveside services by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
James Sellers
Died: Thursday, July 25, 2002
Age: 65

James Sellers, age 65, formerly of Wellston, Ohio, died at his home surrounded by loved ones on
July 25, 2002 after a long battle with cancer.

Jim was a 1955 graduate of Wellston High School, had a Master's degree from the University of
Notre Dame and had retired from an engineering career at General Electric, where he was
respected for his kindness and wisdom.
He is survived by Janet Via Sellers; son, Matthew Sellers; daughters and their husbands, whom
he loved like sons -- Mary Anne and Mike Cowgill, Joan and Peter Esterline and Rachel and Mark
Riggs; grandchildren, Jacob and Lucas Riggs, Kate Esterline and Hank Cowgill; and brother, Mike
Sellers and his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick (Hank) and Anna Sellers.

Graveside memorial services will be held Friday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at Ridgewood Cemetery,
under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston.
Orville L. Hutchinson
Died: Thursday, July 25, 2002
Age: 84

Orville Leroy "Hutch" Hutchison, age 84, of Wellston, passed away Thursday morning, July 25,
2002, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens. He was born Aug. 13, 1917 in Columbus, Ohio,
to the late Orville N. and Addie Frances Storer Hutchison. Hutch retired from the Kroger
Company with 35 years service having served as store manager of both the McArthur and
Wellston locations. He was a 1935 graduate of Wellston High School and a World War II veteran
having served as an airplane mechanic with the United States Army. Hutch was a faithful and
dedicated member of the Hope United Methodist Church in Wellston where he belonged to the
Men's Sunday School Class. He was a former song leader and enjoyed singing in the church choir
and with the men's quartet. He was a member of the Hamden Mineral Lodge #259 F & AM and a
former member of the McArthur Lion's Club. Hutch was a former Wellston Rotarian and for
several years he delighted audiences as an end man in the Wellston Rotary Minstrel Shows.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Deborah Davisson Hutchison; daughters, Deborah Wilson
of Hillsboro and Lee Ann Lonchar of Bexley; grandchildren, Cindy Abate of Bryan, Ohio; Robert
Wilson of Hillsboro, Gary Wilson of Winston Salem, North Carolina; Katie Valentine of Lexington,
Kentucky; and Julia Lonchar of Bexley; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild and
several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Pauline Moshier and brother Joseph
Walter Hutchison.

Calling hours were Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Hope United Methodist Church in Wellston
with the Rev. Glen Herman officiating. Burial will be in the Hamden Cemetery. Memorial
contributions can be made to the Hope United Methodist Church, 221 East First Street, Wellston
45692. Funeral services for Orville LeRoy "Hutch" Hutchison are under the direction of the
McWilliams Funeral Home.
Lola Rae Houck
Died: Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Age: 65

Lola Rae Houck, age 65, died Sunday, July 7, 2002 at Shanda A.G.H. Hospital, Gainesville, Fla.
She is survived by husband George R. Houck of Ocala, Fla. Services were held Saturday, July 13,
2002 under the direction of Crouse-Kauber-Sammons Funeral Home, Johnstown, Oh.
Joseph Ray Brown
Died: Sunday, July 21, 2002
Age: 90

Joseph Ray (Jack) Brown, 90, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2002, at Holzer Medical
Center/Jackson. He was a life long resident of South Main Avenue, in Wellston and a current
resident of Jenkins Memorial Health Facility. He was born Jan. 25, 1912 in Puritan. He was a
member of Laborers Union 83 since 1952 and an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by sons, Wayne (Carol) Brown, Everett Brown, Norvel Brown and Jackie Brown;
daughters, Linda (Melvin) Nickell, Francis (David) Burt, and Janet (George) Newkirk; sister,
Marcella Young; 20 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Isabelle (Detty) Brown; his wife, Mary
Brown on Nov. 25, 1991; sisters, Nellie Smith, Ruby Jarvis, Josie Jarvis, Maltilda Knox and Anna
McClelland; brother, Frank Brown and Billy Groves.

Friends may call Tuesday, July 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral
Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 23 at 1
p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating, Burial in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Guston J. Burton
Died: Sunday, July 21, 2002
Age: 70

Guston "Gus" J. Burton, 70, of Wellston, Ohio, died Sunday, July 21, 2002, at the VA Medical
Center, Chillicothe. He was born in Wellston on February 9, 1932, son of the late Guston and
Leona Morris Burton. He was a graduate of the Class of 1950 at Wellston High School and an
Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Church of Christ, American Legion
Post #371, the VFW, and the Amvets. He was a building contractor and enjoyed fishing and
hunting in his spare time.

He is survived by two sisters, Pearl Zimmerman and Donnie Hutchison of Wellston; sister-in-law,
Natalia Burton of Wellston; special brother-in-law and care giver, Eugene Hutchison of Wellston;
one daughter, Tina; one step-son; three step-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Burton; two sisters,
Opal Phillips and Ruby McCray; his loving companion, Barbara; and step-granddaughter, Jeanie
Simpson.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with the
Reverend Mark Baker officiating. Burial will follow at the Ridgewood Cemetery with military
services by American Legion Post #371. Friends may call at the Jenkins Chapel on Tuesday from
2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The family suggests that donations be made to the American
Diabetes Association Ohio Affiliate, Inc., 931 High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085, in his
memory or to a charity of your choice.
Ronald E. McWhorter
Died: Saturday, July 20, 2002
Age: 28

Ronald E. "Ronnie" McWhorter, 28, of Ray, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2002, at Adena
Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. He was born July 21, 1973, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to
Barbara Baxter McWhorter of Chillicothe and the late Carl Ray McWhorter. Ronnie was a 1993
graduate of Southeastern High School and Pickaway Ross Vocational School. He was a debarker
operator employed at Don Puckett Lumber of Londonderry. On Aug. 21, 1992, he was united in
marriage to Jodi Miller McWhorter, who survives along with daughters, Katty, Nikki and Ronny Jo
all at home; his mother; sister and husband, Brenda and John Collier of Columbus; brother and
his wife, Terry and Brenda McWhorter of Richmond Dale; half-brother, Mike Lowry of Chillicothe;
half-sister, Peggy Exline of Londonderry; mother-in-law, Debra Ward of Creola; sisters-in-law,
Sherry Trueblood of McArthur and Jessica Miller of Creola, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Ray McWhorter, Jr.
Ronnie was a loving husband and father. He will be missed by family and friends. He may be
gone, but never forgotten.

Calling hours were held Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with the Rev. A. B.
Maloy officiating. Burial followed in the Little Mound Cemetery in Richmond Dale.
Willie Conley
Died: Saturday, July 20, 2002
Age: 78

Willie Conley, 78, of Jackson, passed away Saturday at the VA Medical Center in Chillicothe,
Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tollie and Maggie Pentleton Conley.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Harris Conley; one son, Donald Thornsberry of Florida;
daughters, Shirley Quigley and Diane Brown of Washington Court House, Bobbie Perdue of
Wellston and Pandy Hamilton of Athens; two brothers, Willard of Jackson and Charles of
Kentucky; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may call Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held
11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Allie Skaggs officiating. Burial will follow at the Hanna
Cemetery.
Judy Whaley Blackburn
Died: Saturday, July 20, 2002
Age: 60

Judy Whaley Blackburn, 60, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away July 20, 2002 at her residence. She
was born March 16, 1942 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Estle Whaley and Margaret McCoy Whaley
Hammond.

He was a member of the House of Liberty Church and The Spirit Wind Gospel Group.

He is survived by daughter, Cindy (Raymond) Alley of Lucasville, Ohio; son, Jeff Blackburn
(Cherie Porter) of Portsmouth, Ohio; three brothers, Rev. Gary (Shirley) Hammond of Grove City,
Ohio; Kenneth (Sherry) Hammond of Patriot, Ohio; and Tim Hammond of Grove City, Ohio; two
sisters, Glenna Davis of Rio Grande, Ohio; Paula (Jerry) Dill of Columbus; sister-in-law, Arlene
(Donald) Brofford of Oak Hill; brothers-in-law, Larry (Carol) Blackburn of Oak Hill; Gary
Blackburn of Jackson, Avery Blackburn of Ironton; 3 grandchildren, Kristian, Kourtney and
Raymond Alley III; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Stephen Whaley and
grandparents, Charles and Jessie McCoy.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 23, at 11 am., at the House of Liberty Church with the
Revs. Gary Whaley, Wade Newsom, and Burley Muncy officiating. Calling hours were held
Monday after 5 p.m. at the church. Burial followed in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Oak Hill.

Funeral arrangement under the direction of Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill.
Gordon E. Dunn
Died: Saturday, July 20, 2002
Age: 75

Gordon E. Dunn, 75, of Hammertown Lake Road, Jackson, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2002
at the VA Hospital in Chillicothe. He was born May 31, 1927 in Oak Hill to the late Trafford and
Estella Hendershott-Dunn. He was retired from Mason's Supply of Columbus. He was a WWII
Army veteran; member of Jackson Post of VFW; life member of Disabled American Veterans,
Chapter 45 of Jackson.

He is survived by his loving companion, Diana Dunn of Jackson; one brother, David (Jane) Dunn
of Oak Hill and two sisters, Jean Israel of Jackson and Juanita (Melvin) Boggs of Oak Hill.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Donna Wise and one brother,
Gary Dunn.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 22 at 1 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with the
Rev. Herman Stewart officiating. Burial followed in Congregational Cemetery of Oak Hill, with
military graveside services by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45. Calling hours were
held Sunday, 4 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Edward Woolever
Died: Friday, July 19, 2002
Age: 79

Edward Woolever, 79, a resident of Earl Street, Jackson, passed away Friday at Holzer Medical
Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. Born in Nelsonville, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1924, Mr. Woolever was preceded in
death by his parents, Ed and Mable (Johnson) Woolever.

He is survived by a sister, Betty Ewing of Jackson.

Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home and burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Juel McGhee
Died: Friday, July 19, 2002
Age: 85

Juel McGhee, 85, a long time resident of Mound Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Friday at
Heartland of Jackson Nursing Home.

She is survived by one brother, Wayne Wood of California and a sister, Jeraldine Swan of
Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arley and Della (White) Wood, her husband, Kenneth
in 1987; one sister and one brother.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Hanna Cemetery. Calling hours are to be
observed. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Juel's name to the American Cancer
Society or your favorite charity. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew
Funeral Home.
Raymond F. Davis
Died: Friday, July 19, 2002
Age: 80

Raymond F. Davis, 80, of State Route 93, Jackson, passed away at his home on Friday, July 19,
2002. He was born in Jackson, March 10, 1922, to the late William A. (Carpenter Bill) and Dora
(Stricklen) Davis. Raymond was an Air Force World War II Veteran, member of the Christ United
Methodist Church of Jackson, member of the Jackson Rotary Club with 50 years perfect
attendance, was on the board of directors and club historian and also awarded a Paul Harris
Fellow. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge, American Legion, and VFW, past member and
officer of the Wagon Wheelers Square Dance Club, former car salesman for many years and
retired in 1987 from the Sanitary Commercial Services as a sales representative.

He is survived by daughter, Stephanie (Randy) Farrar of Jackson, also grandsons, Greg and
Justin Farrar, also of Jackson; four nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by wife Minetta on May 25, 2002; sister, Anna Mae Jenkins; brothers,
John, Clarence, Waldo, and Milford Davis.

Funeral services will be Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with the
Rev. Larry Boggs officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery with Military Services by the
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 at the
funeral home.
Guy Montgomery
Died: Thursday, July 18, 2002
Age: 46

Guy Montgomery, 46, of Rio Grande, Ohio, passed away Thursday, at St. Mary's Hospital in
Huntington, W. Va. Son of Robert and Wanda Hughes Desonia.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Guy Montgomery, Jr., of Virginia, and
Christopher Montgomery of Rio Grande, Ohio.

Friends called one hour prior to the service which was held on Monday, July 21, 2002 at the
Mayhew Funeral Home at 1 p.m.
Audrey J. McNair
Died: Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Age: 83

Audrey J. McNair, age 83, of Bristol Village in Waverly, formerly of Jackson, passed away
Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. She was born December 15, 1918
in Jackson to the late Harry and Ida Miller Stiffler. Audrey was a retired bookkeeper with
Production Credit in Jackson and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.

She is survived by sons Charles McNair of Hawaii; Sam Jenkins of Marion, Ohio; Wayne McNair of
Wichita Falls, Texas; and daughter Charlene Lewis of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was
preceded in death by her husband Vernon A. McNair in February 1998 and a brother, Norman
Stiffler.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2002 at the Fairmount Cemetery with
Rev. Dr. David Downton officiating. No calling hours will be observed. For those who wish,
memorial contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 225 Church St., Jackson,
Oh 45640.
Edgar R. Trivette
Died: Monday, July 15, 2002
Age: 90

Edgar R. Trivette, 90, Vinton, Ohio passed away at his residence Monday, July 15, 2002. He is
survived by his wife Ada Elswick Trivette. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the
McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Vinton.
Michael Paul May
Died: Sunday, July 14, 2002
Age: 26

Michael Paul May, age 26, of Jackson passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2002 at O.SU. Medical
Center, Columbus. He was born August 29, 1975 in Columbus.

Survivors include his father and stepmother Michael Lee and Elizabeth May of Newark; mother
Peggy Snyder Hill of Jackson; son Bryan May of Columbus; daughter Shelby May of Columbus;
and a step son Austen May of Columbus; brother Rick (Rachel) May of Columbus; two sisters
Melanie (Joe) Salmons of Columbus and Jennifer May of Newark; step brother David Reynolds of
Columbus; maternal grandfather Delmar Snyder of Wheelersburg. He was preceded in death my
maternal grandmother Joann Snyder and paternal grandparents Lee and Betty May.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2002 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill with Reverend Raymond Hatfield officiating. Interment will follow in Four Mile
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Ruie Louisa Mullins
Died: Friday, July 12, 2002
Age: 84

Ruie Louisa Mullins, 84, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Friday, July 12, 2002 at the Jenkins
Memorial Health Facility in Wellston. She was born in Kanawha County, W. Va. on Nov. 24, 1917
to the late Walter and Ada Belle (Chapman) Oxier.

She is survived by daughters, Luvina (Bud) Reynolds of Harrison, Juanita (James) McDonald and
Dessie Hill of Jackson; sons, Donald Mullins of Coalton, Richard (Karen) Mullins of Ray, Sterlin
"Roy" (Pat) Mullins of Circleville, Walter (Marion) Mullins of Palmetto, Fla., Homer (Melissa)
Mullins of McArthur and Thomas (Tammy) Mullins of Jackson; more than 44 grandchildren, 47
great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and
nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Mullins, on June 27, 1980, and numerous
brothers and sisters.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson, with burial to take place at Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on
Tuesday and from noon until time of the service on Wednesday.
Thomas James Gilliland
Died: Thursday, July 11, 2002
Age: 54

Thomas James Gilliland, 54, of McArthur, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2002 at Arthur G.
James Cancer Center Hospital, Columbus. He was born April 11, 1948 in Gallipolis to Thomas O.
and Loraine Potts Gilliland of Jackson, who survives. He was vice president of Vinton County
National Bank where he has worked for 25 years; member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist
Church; Amateur Trap Shooting Association; Ruffled Grouse Society; NRA; Wild Turkey
Federation; former chairman of Metropolitan Housing; 1966 graduate of McArthur High School;
attended Morehead State University; member of Ohio National Guard and graduated from Ohio
School of Bankers.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 34 years, Evelyn Nickels Gilliland; son,
Thomas Scott (Annette) Gilliland of Patriot; daughter, Shannon Long of McArthur; four
grandchildren, Morgan and Thomas Jordan Gilliland, Andrew James Long and Madison Stewart;
sister, Aleta (Doug) Mather of Woodstock, Ca.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ed and Alice
Nickels of McArthur.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur with the Rev. William
A. Rollins officiating. Burial will be in Elk Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at
the funeral home.
Estelle L. Hall
Died: Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Age: 76
Estelle L. Hall, 76, of Keystone Furnace Road, Jackson, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2002,
at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born Aug. 7, 1925, to the late Isaac Rose and
Susan Bently Rose in Neon Junction, Kentucky.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years Urias Hall, she is survived by three daughters,
Glenna (Don) Frase, Elizabeth (Don) Hicks, and Evelyn (Roger) Reichelderfer; one son Urias
(Annette) Hall, Jr.; six grandchildren, Robbie Stevens, Theresa Evans, Brian Hicks, Kellie
Woodard, Tiffany Faulkner and Amanda Hall; three great-grandchildren, Ty Woodard, Evan
Faulkner and Madeline Stevens, along with several brothers and sisters. She was a member of
the Old Regular Baptist Church for 62 years.

Friends may call at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home on Saturday, July 13, from 3 to 8 p.m.
Church services will be held Sunday, July 14 at 2:30 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with
Brothers Sam Franks, Dee Osborne and Paris Tackett officiating. Burial will be in the Fairmount
Cemetery, Jackson.
Oris Crabtree
Died: Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Age: 92

Oris Crabtree, age 92, of N. David Avenue, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 10,
2002, at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. He was born March 31, 1910 in Jackson County,
Ohio, to the late Stephen and Jennie Crabtree.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Caroline (Masters) Crabtree; four
brothers, Roy, Homer, Haldor and Bernard Crabtree, and five sisters, Elizabeth Whitt, Winifred
Jones, Marguerite Gilliland, Garnet Crabtree and Mabel Davis.

Oris was a retired Administrator of the Oak Hill Community Medical Center and was a member of
the Portland Lodge, F. & A.M. for 56 years.

He is survived by a son, William Crabtree of Jackson; three daughters, June Evans of Jackson,
Dianne Campbell of Brighton, Michigan, and Kay Bierhup of Jackson; one brother, Paul Crabtree
of Oak Hill, Ohio; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 135 Broadway Street, Jackson, Ohio, Friday, July
12, from 4 - 8 p.m., where services were held Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert
Anderson officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery.
Fred McDow Lambert
Died: Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Age: 87

Fred McDow Lambert, age 87, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at his
residence. Born September 15, 1914 in Rural Retreat, Virginia to the late Henry and Susie
(Whitley) Lambert. Fred retired from the City of Jackson after 29 years, was a veteran of the U.S.
Army during WWII and a member of Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church for over 60 years.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years Alberta (Wilcox), daughter, Susan (Troy) Adams of
Jackson; granddaughter, Kacee Adams; special little buddy, Jesse Adams; two brothers, Frank
(Ruby) Lambert and Garland Lambert both of Jackson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Lambert is preceded in death his parents, three sisters, Georgie Hildenbrand, Virgie Bainter
and May Lambert; two brothers Iva and Ira Lambert.

Funeral Service will be held will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2002 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, Jackson with Rev.'s Walter Wilcox and David Wilcox officiating. Interment will follow in
Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. For those who wish, contributions
may be made to Adena Hospice, 111 W. Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. Military grave
side services by the Disabled American Veterans post #45 of Jackson.
Leah M. Kingrey
Died: Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Age: 96

Leah M. Kingrey, a former resident of Sour Run Road, Jackson County, Ohio, passed away
Wednesday morning, July 10, 2002 at her home at age 96. She is a retired teacher from Coalton
School, where she taught for 30 years. She was also a member of Evergreen Church.

Leah is preceded in death by her husband, Earnest; sons, John and William; parents, John and
Ella Miller; and sisters, Helen Freeman and Hazel Reckard.

She is survived by daughter-in-law, Bette Kingrey; two grandchildren, Merrilee (Steve) Goodrich
and William A. Kingrey; one great-grandson, Zachary Kingrey and many nieces, nephews and
cousins.

Friends may call at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 12.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow
at Evergreen Cemetery on Sour Run Road.
W. Jean Ervin
Died: Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Age: 76

W. Jean Ervin, age 76, of South New York Ave., Wellston, Ohio, passed away Wednesday
morning, July 10, 2002 at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus. She was born July 8,
1926 in Wellston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Florence Johnson; brothers, Michael
(Don), Ed, Lloyd, Howard Jr. and Robert Johnson; and two sisters, Margaret Seymour and Helen
Myers.

She will greatly missed by her loving husband of almost 60 years, James Ervin; children, Donna
(Bill) Leasure of Dayton, Jim (Marsha) Ervin of Wellston, Eila (Frank) Eberts of Wellston, and
Bobbi (Jeff) Simmons of McArthur; grandchildren, Tammi (Darryl) Meier of Oakwood, Ohio, Kelly
(Chad) McKnight of Parkersburg, W. Va., Jake Eberts of Wellston, Abby and David Simmons of
McArthur; and great-grandchildren, Sam Meier and Wesley, Tori and Jacob McKnight.

Also surviving is a brother, Gary (Shelba) Johnson of Troy, Ohio; sister, Patricia (Marlin) James of
Gallipolis; Eila Bierly of Columbus, and many nieces and nephews.

Jean was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellston and a 50-year member of the Order of
Eastern Star. She was retired from the Wellston City School System.

Friends may call Friday, July 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral
Home, 120 W. Broadway St., Wellston. Services will be held Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. at the
funeral home with the Rev. Mark Baker officiating and burial in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Fred McDow Lambert
Died: Wednesday, July 10, 2002
Age: 87

Fred McDow Lambert, age 87, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at his
residence. Born September 15, 1914 in Rural Retreat, Virginia to the late Henry and Susie
(Whitley) Lambert. Fred retired from the City of Jackson after 29 years, was a veteran of the U.S.
Army during WWII and a member of Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church for over 60 years.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years Alberta (Wilcox), daughter, Susan (Troy) Adams of
Jackson; granddaughter, Kacee Adams; special little buddy, Jessie Adams; two brothers, Frank
(Ruby) Lambert and Garland Lambert both of Jackson.

Mr. Lambert is preceded in death his parents, three sisters, Georgie Hildenbrand, Virgie Bainter
and May Wilcox; two brothers Iva and Ira Lambert.

Funeral Service will be held will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2002 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home, Jackson with Rev.'s Walter Wilcox and David Wilcox officiating. Interment will follow in
Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. For those who wish, contributions
may be made to Adena Hospice, 111 W. Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. Military grave
side services by the Disabled American Veterans post #45 of Jackson.
Elinor F. Howell
Died: Tuesday, July 09, 2002
Age: 78

Elinor F. Howell, 78, of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at King's Daughter's Medical
Center in Ashland, Ky. She was born Sept. 29, 1923 in Logan, W. Va., to the late Evan and Janie
Shephard Reese. She was married March 28, 1941 to the late John S. Howell, who preceded her
in death in 1975. She was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Elinor is survived by two daughters, Edie (Gary) Gillum of Oak Hill and Brenda (Roger) Neff of
Finley, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jason Gillum of Jackson, Regina (Chester) Willis, Jr., of Oak Hill,
Lisa Mapes of Phoenix, Az.; Loren (Kriston) Jones of Wellston and Richelle Edwards of
Westerville, Ohio; one great-grandchild, Olivia Jones of Wellston; a sister Evelyn Miller of Oak
Hill; also several nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home with
the Rev. Elza Green officiating. Burial will follow at the C. M. Cemetery in Oak Hill, Ohio. Friends
may called Thursday, July 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home.
Elinor F. Howell
Died: Tuesday, July 09, 2002
Age: 78

Elinor F. Howell, 78, of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2002 at King's Daughter's Medical
Center in Ashland, Ky. She was born Sept. 29, 1923 in Logan, W. Va., to the late Evan and Janie
Shephard Reese. She was married March 28, 1941 to the late John S. Howell, who preceded her
in death in 1975. She was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Elinor is survived by two daughters, Edie (Gary) Gillum of Oak Hill and Brenda (Roger) Neff of
Finley, Ohio; four grandchildren, Regina (Chester) Willis, Jr., of Oak Hill, Lisa Mapes of Phoenix,
Az.; Loren (Kriston) Jones of Wellston and Richelle Edwards of Westerville, Ohio; one great-
grandchild, Olivia Jones of Wellston; a sister Evelyn Miller of Oak Hill; also several nieces and
nephews. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home with
the Rev. Elza Green officiating. Burial will follow at the C. M. Cemetery in Oak Hill, Ohio. Friends
may call Thursday, July 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home.
Robert H. Burnside
Died: Monday, July 08, 2002
Age: 71

Robert H. Burnside, age 71, of Jackson, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away on Monday, July 8,
2002 at Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. Born on December 11, 1930, Oak Hill, Ohio to the late
Harrison and Bertha (Jones) Burnside. Robert was the owner of the Oak Hill Garage Chevrolet
Dealership for many years, a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, a veteran of the U.
S. Marines and a graduate of Oak Hill High School Class of 1948.

His survivors include his wife of 51 years, Helen G. (Tracy); children, Mike (Aileen) Burnside of
Hilliard, Frank (Debbie) Burnside of Novi, Michigan, Melinda Burnside of New Boston, and Brad
(Heather) Burnside of Jackson; grandchildren, Logan, Hannah, Morgan, Ben, Ashley and Julie.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald M. Burnside, who passed away
June 15, 2001.

Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill with Rev. Douglas Thompson and Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Interment will
follow in C. M. Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Charles William McCumber
Died: Sunday, July 07, 2002
Age: 67

Charles William "Bill" McCumber, 67, East 10th Street, Wellston, Ohio, passed away Sunday, July
7, 2002 at his home following a brief illness. Born May 15, 1935, in Wellston to the late Carl and
Leona (Powell) McCumber. He is also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, George Albright
and Ray Smith. He was retired from the City of Wellston after 31 years of employment. He was a
faithful member of Wills Chapel Church in Wellston. He also served as janitor for the past several
years. He was a member of the Planning and Zoning Board for the City of Wellston.

He is survived by is wife of 39 years, Mary Lue McCumber; one daughter, Melissa (Rob) Fitch;
two grandchildren, Robert R. (Robbie) Fitch, Jr., and Malorie Fitch, both of Wellston; one brother,
Jim (Janet) McCumber of Nelsonville, Ohio; three sisters, Opal (Woodrow) Bennett of Wellston,
Rachel Albright of Marion, Ohio and Dorothy Smith of Wellston.

Friends may call Tuesday, July 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral
Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 10 at 1 p.m.
at Wills Chapel Church, 1015 West Broadway, Wellston, Ohio with the Rev. A. B. Maloy
officiating. Burial to follow in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Edward E. Collins
Died: Sunday, July 07, 2002
Age: 56

Edward E. "Buck" Collins, age 56 of Oak Hill, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2002 at Holzer Medical
Center, Jackson. Born December 8, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Pete Collins and Elizabeth
Snyder Warning of Oak Hill who survives. Buck was a retired after being self employed in the
logging business for many years.

Survivors include three daughters, Carla (Brian) Cox, Cynthia Campbell and Courtney Collins all
of Oak Hill; mother Elizabeth, six grandchildren, Justin Harrison, Lindsay Collins, Alli Campbell,
Colton Cox and Madison Campbell; half sister Susan Moore of Oak Hill; Several aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews cousins, and many friends.

Mr. Collins is preceded in death by his father, grandparents John and Opal Snyder with whom he
was raised.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2002 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak
Hill with Rev. David Phillips and Rev. Fred Crabtree officiating. Interment will follow in Horeb
Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2002 from 4 to 9 p.m.
Anna Belle Sowards
Died: Saturday, July 06, 2002
Age: 78

Anna Belle Sowards, age 78 of Westland, Michigan, formerly of Wellston, passed away Saturday,
July 6, 2002 at Oakwood Hospital Annapolis Center in Wayne, Michigan. Born December 19, 1923
in Ranger, W. Va. to the late Shelby E. and Berlie (Baisden) Webb.

Survivors include children, Dottie L. (Ronald) Baker of Westland, Michigan, Kermit L. Sowards of
Jackson, Sharon Watson of California, Patty (Max) Killingsworth of Texas; 8 grandchildren and 10
great grandchildren; brothers, Archie Webb of Deland, Florida, Gerald Webb of Jackson; sisters,
Thelma Eades of Wellston, Hazel Scott of Coalton and Donna Sowers of Jackson.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William "Hoscat" Sowards in 1980, brothers, Shelby E.
Webb Jr., and Donald Gene Webb, and sister, Carol Baker.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 11, 2002 in the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson with Rev. Jerry Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Pattonsville Cemetery. Friends
may call on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m.
Dorothy R. Hamrick
Died: Saturday, July 06, 2002
Age: 98

Dorothy R. "Babe" Hamrick, 98, Wellston, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2002 at Jenkins
Memorial Nursing Facility. Born June 16, 1904 in Jackson County, to the late Ira Z. and Lillian
Officer Deckard. She was former owner of Deckard Dry Cleaning in Wellston. Dorothy was a 1922
graduate of Wellston High School, member of Hope United Methodist Church in Wellston and a
member of the Wellston Senior Citizens.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Carole Ann and Leif Olson, Alta Loma, California;
Charlene and Scott King, Gallipolis, Ohio; six grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Charles Hamrick in 1963 and
sisters Robin Frazer, Pauline Wrightzel and Kathrine Gates.

Graveside services will be Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. at Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston with the
Rev. Glen Herman officiating. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 182039 Dept. 013,
Columbus, Ohio 43218.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home.
Russell Kenneth Arnold
Died: Friday, July 05, 2002
Age: 69

Russell Kenneth Arnold, 69, Myers Road, Chillicothe, passed away Friday, July 5, 2002 at Pike
Community Hospital. He is survived by spouse, Thelma Arnold. Funeral services are under the
direction of Cox Funeral Home.
Elaine Moore
Died: Thursday, July 04, 2002
Age: 61

Elaine Moore, age 61, of Chillicothe passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at OSU Medical
Center, Columbus. Born December 6, 1940 in Michigan to the late Charles and Lucille (Leonard)
Adkins. Elaine retired from the former Goodyear Plant (Meridian Automotive) in Jackson.
She is survived by three sons, Jeff Moore of Aberdeen, Greg of Chillicothe and Mike of Columbus;
daughter Robin Chethuan of Chillicothe; brothers Doug (Bobbie) Adkins, Elmo (Ruth) Adkins,
Lonnie (Beulah) Adkins all of Oak Hill; sisters Doris (Robert) Puckett, Faye Adkins both of Oak
Hill, Edith (Weldon) Reese of Columbus and Phyllis Cooper of Jackson; father-in-law and mother-
in-law, David and Martha Moore of Oak Hill; numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, David Wendell Moore on Nov. 30, 1998.

Funeral services were Monday, July 8, 2002 at 11 a.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak
Hill, with Rev. Edgar Crabtree officiating. Interment followed in C. M. Cemetery. Friends called
from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Garnet Friend McNeely
Died: Thursday, July 04, 2002
Age: 92

Garnet Friend McNeely, 92, formerly of Wellston, Ohio, died Thursday afternoon, July 4, 2002 at
the Huston Nursing Home in Hamden, where she had resided for the past two years.

She was born in Zaleski, Ohio on May 13, 1910, daughter of the late Genoa Lawrence Friend and
Estella Alfreda Malone Friend. She was a retired licensed practical nurse, an avid walker all of her
life, and a member of Wills Chapel Church in Wellston.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Henry McNeely in 1955;
also a son, Donald; two sisters and three brothers. Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were set for Sunday, July 7 at 1 p.m. at the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston
with Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating. Calling hours were set for Sunday from noon until time of the
service, with the funeral procession to form at Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston.
Patricia Evans
Died: Thursday, July 04, 2002
Age: 52

Patricia M. B. Evans, age 52, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away at her home Thursday, July 4, 2002.

Born Oct. 25, 1949 in Morgan County, Ky., to the late Joseph Crayton and Lydia Jane (Robins)
Cantrell, Patricia was self-employed and attended Fellowship Chapel.

Survivors include two daughters, Bethany (Randy) Crabtree of Jackson and Kelli (Steve)
Roseberry of Gallipolis; grandson, Randy I. C. Folden; sister, Sharon (LeRoy) Sexton; and two
brothers, William Cantrell and Johnny (Tina) Cantrell, all of Jackson.

She was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Duane Roseberry.

Funeral services were set for Saturday, July 6, 1 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson with Pastor Paul Ring officiating and burial in Real Friends Cemetery. Calling hours were
set for Friday, 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Sarah Margaret Kinnison
Died: Wednesday, July 03, 2002
Age: 81

Sarah Margaret Kinnison, 81, of Wellston, Ohio, and a former Jackson resident, died Wednesday,
July 3, 2002 at Jenkins Memorial Nursing Facility.

Born Sept. 17, 1920 in Wellston, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward and Sarah
Jane Evans Bellomy. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Richard Schwab of
Jackson; grandchildren, Kathleen Wale of Indianapolis, Ind., and Richard Schwab, Jr. of
Groveport, Ohio; brothers, Ralph Bellomy and Ronnie Bellomy, both of Columbus; as well as
several nieces and nephews.

Also preceding her in death was her husband, Sanford Kinnison in 1969 and several brothers and
sisters.

No calling hours will be observed. Graveside services were set for Saturday, July 6 at 10 a.m. at
Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Wellston with Father Robert Metzger officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston.
Sheldon Delong
Died: Tuesday, July 02, 2002
Age: 77

Sheldon Delong, age 77, Triumph Street, Jackson, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Huston
Nursing Home, Hamden, Ohio. He was born Sept. 1, 1924 in Jackson County, Ohio. Mr. Delong
was a U.S. Army veteran, WWII, and retired from the D T & I Railroad.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Edward and Viola (Richards) Delong, his
brothers and sisters, and was the last of his family.

He is survived by a half-brother, James Edward Delong, Jr., of Zanesville.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home on Friday, July 5, from 11 a.m. to the time of the
service which was held at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev. George Copus officiating. Burial followed in
Fairmount Cemetery. Military graveside service was conducted by the Disabled American
Veterans, Jackson County Chapter 45.
Reitz J. Sayres
Died: Tuesday, July 02, 2002
Age: 82

Reitz J. Sayres, age 82, a resident of 308 Glendale Avenue, Elkins, W. Va., and a resident of
Colonial Place, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday at Colonial Place. He was born January 30,
1920 at Baxter, W. Va., a son of the late Audrey M. and Helen Elizabeth Stark Sayers. He was
married to Etta Bee Sayres who preceded him in death on Feb. 5, 2002.

He is survived by one brother James Ray Sayres of Elkins. One sister Mary Virginia Shields of
Bridgeport, W. Va. One nephew James R. Sayres. Jr., of Elkins and Linda K. Teter of St. Albans,
W. Va.

Mr. Sayres served in the U. S. Navy for six years. He was employed as an Electrician for
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Wagon
Wheelers square Dance Club, Local no. 689 Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers and the First
Baptist Church of Jackson.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday July 4, 2002 at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 5 at the funeral home chapel. Dr. Ellis E.
Conley and Rev. Walter H. Blough will officiate and internment will follow in the Bridgeport
Cemetery, W. Va. The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr.
Sayres.
Carl Edward Holstine, Sr.
Died: Monday, July 01, 2002
Age: 69
Carl Edward Holstine, Sr., age 69, of Triumph Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, July
1, 2002, at his residence. He was born September 6, 1932 in Boone County, W. Va.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James D. and Virginia (Houser) Holstine; his first wife,
Genevieve Holstine; two daughters, Mary Ann Holstine Trivette and Patsy Lee Holstine.

He is survived by his wife, Fanny Marie (Belford) Holstine; three daughters, Margie Holstine,
Jolene Hampten, and Marie of Jackson; three sons, Carl Holstine, Jr., Danny Holstine, both of
Wellston, and Larry Holstine of Jackson; five stepsons, Jeff Lawson of Columbus, Charlie and
Mark Lawson of Jackson, Berry Lawson of Kentucky, and Thurman Lawson, Jr. of Hollywood,
Florida.

Carl will be deeply missed by many. He'll always be remembered by his many years of growing
gardens and selling produce. Carl came to Ohio in 1951 from Boone County, West Va.. In his
younger days, he worked in the coal mines, the foundry in Jackson, the gravel pits at Waterloo
Coal Company, and various others. Carl worked hard all his life.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Tuesday, July 2, from 4 - 8 p.m., where services
will be held Wednesday, July 3, at 11 am. with the Rev. Delbert Evans officiating. Burial will
follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Bonnie L. Adkins
Died: Thursday, June 27, 2002
Age: 38

Bonnie L. Adkins, 38, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2002, at the Southern Ohio
Medical Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. She was born Nov. 18, 1963 in Wellston, Ohio, to the late
Clarence Adkins, and Nora Mae Adkins who survives.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by son, Bo Morgan of Jackson; brothers, Raymond
Adkins of Jackson, Donald Adkins of Dennison, Ohio; and Larry Adkins of Wellston; sisters, Irene
Kent of Jackson, Geraldine Adkins of Oak Hill; Vivian Moore of South Webster.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 28, at 3 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with Rev.
A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends called on Friday, June 28
from 1 to 3 p.m.
Alice I. Dailey Coleman
Died: Thursday, June 27, 2002
Age: 90

Alice I. Dailey Coleman, 90, of Middleport, died Thursday, June 27, 2002 at Heartland of Jackson
Nursing Home, Jackson. She was born in Pomeroy on November 5, 1911, the daughter of the
late Bern and Ida Fitch Coleman.

She was a member of the Middleport First Presbyterian Church and she was a homemaker.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Clifford Bethel and Doris "Doe" Coleman of
Jackson; James E. and Clara Sanborn of Protorville; Clarence and Daniel Sanborn of Arcadia,
California; John Roy and Wilma Coleman of Grove City; Daughter-in-law, Shirley Coleman of
Rutland; Brothers, Robert E. Dailey of Rutland and Cline Dailey of Middleport; 14 grandchildren;
21 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her second husband, Bethel Coleman in 1979 and first husband
Clarence E. Sanborn; sons Cyril Eugene "Gene" Coleman and Jack Coleman along with her
parents.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2002 at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport.
Officiating will be Rev. Lamar O'Bryant and burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may
call on Sunday, June 30, 2002 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Patrick Edward Faber
Died: Wednesday, June 26, 2002
Age: 59

Patrick Edward Faber, "The Professor", age 59, of Columbus died Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at
OSU Medical Center from a heart attack suffered June 9, 2002.

He retired in 1997 from the State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services, where he was a
Programmer/Analyst Supervisor and provided computer assistance and support to various State
agencies, most notably, the Legislature and maintained the Legislative Management System from
Columbus Technical Institute in 1973; honorably discharged from the United States Navy in
1967, where he graduated with the highest scholastic achievement of his class from the Aviation
Electronics Technician School; graduated 1961 from Jackson High School in Jackson.

Patrick was a fixture in the northeast OSU campus neighborhood for more than 30 years, highly
visible on his daily walks with his trademark full beard, green military jacket, fuzzy lambskin hat,
long scarf and hand-rolled cherry tobacco cigarettes. He regaled us all with his rambling stories,
amusing jokes and his fascination with computers and electronics. He loved astrology,
photography, puzzles, music and socializing in his neighborhood. Pat will be missed by many.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father Brooks and Evelyn (Coffey) Faber.

He is survived by his daughters, Jordana "Joey" Faber and Elysia Faber, granddaughter Jamie
Faber, brother Fredrick (Suzanne) Faber, and sisters Phyllis Faber Kelley, Barbara (Jon) Elliott,
Dianna Marshall and Sandra (Douglas) Parr and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services for family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 3 p.m. at
Rutherford Funeral Home, 2383 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43202, (614)299-1153.
Patrick Edward Faber
Died: Wednesday, June 26, 2002
Age: 59

Patrick Edward Faber, "The Professor", age 59, of Columbus died Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at
OSU Medical Center from a heart attack suffered June 9, 2002.

He retired in 1997 from the State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services, where he was a
Programmer/Analyst Supervisor and provided computer assistance and support to various State
agencies, most notably, the Legislature and maintained the Legislative Management System from
Columbus Technical Institute in 1973; honorably discharged from the United States Navy in
1967, where he graduated with the highest scholastic achievement of his class from the Aviation
Electronics Technician School; graduated 1961 from Jackson High School in Jackson.

Patrick was a fixture in the northeast OSU campus neighborhood for more than 30 years, highly
visible on his daily walks with his trademark full beard, green military jacket, fuzzy lambskin hat,
long scarf and hand-rolled cherry tobacco cigarettes.

He regaled us all with his rambling stories, amusing jokes and his fascination with computers and
electronics. He loved astrology, photography, puzzles, music and socializing in his neighborhood.
Pat will be missed by many.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father Brooks and Evelyn (Coffey) Faber.
He is survived by his daughters, Jordana "Joey" Faber and Elysia Faber, granddaughter Jamie
Faber, brother Fredrick (Suzanne) Faber, and sisters Phyllis Faber Kelley, Barbara (Jon) Elliott,
Dianna Marshall and Sandra (Douglas) Parr and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services for family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 3 p.m. at
Rutherford Funeral Home, 2383 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43202, (614)299-1153.
Evelene Virginia Canter
Died: Tuesday, June 25, 2002
Age: 71

Evelene Virginia Canter of Oak Hill passed away unexpectedly June 25, 2002 at Riverside
Methodist Hospital in Columbus at the age of 71.

She was a retired secretary of 24 years for Dearing Wholesale Inc. of Jackson and Barnett Ford of
Jackson.

Evelene was born July 7, 1930 in Charley, KY to the late Alvin Lockwood and Gathel Scarberry
Swann. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Alvie and Kenneth Swann and
an infant son Gene Carter.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years James E. (Jim) Canter, brother Robert (Mary) Swann
of Jackson; sisters-in-law Gwenda Swann of Pomeroy and Bertha Canter of Oak Hill; son Jerry
Canter of Oak Hill; three daughters, Joan (Lisle) Dill, Carol (Ivan) Potter and Cindy (Jacks) Adkins
all of Oak Hill; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Dill Schulte and Joseph of Fort Jennings, OH,
Marcia Dill Schaefer and Eric of Hillsboro, Valerie Adkins Hubbard and Denver of Oak Hill, Ryan
Potter of Oak Hill, Brandon and Becky Potter of Oak Hill, Kenneth Canter of Oak Hill and Scott
Canter of Oak Hill; ten great grandchildren, Abbi and Morgan Hubbard, Natalie and Jaima
Schulte, Cole and McKenna Schaefer, Kayla and Devon Canter and Tory and Erin Canter.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 28, 2002 at 1 p.m. at the Trinity Chapel Church with the
Rev. Bob Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the C.M. Cemetery in Oak Hill.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home and one
hour before the service at the Trinity Chapel Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill.
Faye P. Thorson
Died: Monday, June 24, 2002
Age: 86

Faye P. Thorson, 86, of 111 Sherry Drive, Marietta, died at 8 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2002, at
Marietta Center. She was born Feb. 6, 1916 in Louisa, Ky., to Arthur and Mollie Webb Parker. She
had lived in Marietta for 23 years, moving here from Jackson, Ohio. She had taught for over
twenty years at Hope Haven School in Jackson and at Ewing School in Marietta. Faye was named
"Special Educator of the Year" by Ohio University Education Department in 1982. The award is
usually granted to Doctoral Special Education candidates. She received her Bachelors of
Education from Ohio University in 1983. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in
Marietta. Faye loved music and shared her love for others through her singing.

She is survived by two sons, James Thorson and his wife, Nancy Harless Thorson of Rocky Mount,
N.C.; and Robert Thorson of Rayford, Fla.; a former daughter-in-law, Mary Thomas Thorson of
Marietta one daughter, Ann Hontz and husband, Garry of Marietta; seven grandchildren, James
Thorson and wife, Amy of Dayton, Justin, Jonathan and Katherine Thorson, Alison and Jason
Watkins, all of Marietta and Luke Hontz of California; two great-grandchildren, Emma and Daniel
Thorson of Dayton; three brothers, William Parker of Cleveland, Arthur Parker and wife, Stella of
Wheelersburg, and Leroy Parker and wife, Reva of Reynoldsburg; two sisters, Mary Smith of
Portsmouth and Nellie Adrian of Minford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Thorson in 1979. They were united in
marriage in 1936. Also preceded by four siblings, Serena Keller, Woodrow and Franklin Parker
and Goldie Ledford.

Visitation will be held at Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, 408 Front St., on
Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 28
at The Christ United Methodist Church, 150 Portsmouth St., Jackson. There will also be visitation
at the Church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Piketon, Ohio.
Donations may be made to Hope Haven School.
William Russell Blevins
Died: Sunday, June 23, 2002
Age: 35

William Russell Blevins, age 35, of Bailey Chapel Road, Piketon, passed away Sunday, June 23,
the result of a motorcycle accident. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Cox Funeral
Home, Beaver.
Henry Kimbleton, Jr.
Died: Sunday, June 23, 2002
Age: 12

Henry Irvin Kimbleton Jr., age 12, passed away June 23, 2002.

He was a student at Sullivant Elementary School, and a member of Mason Grace Baptist Church.
Henry was a huge fan of the professional wrestler HHH and enjoyed playing basketball.

He is preceded in death by paternal grandfather Walter Kimbleton.

He is survived by his father Henry Irvin Kimbleton Sr., mother, Patricia Kimbleton, sister Angel
Ann Kimbleton, brothers, Walter Irvin, Raymond Leroy and Henry Allen Kimbleton, Ricky and
Roger Daniels, Norman Junior and William Riley Culwell.

Friends may call Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 West Broad Street, Columbus, Wednesday
from 5 to 9 p.m. Services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Graveside service
and internment will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Ridge Cemetery, Beaver, Ohio.
Glada Hilt Legg
Died: Saturday, June 22, 2002
Age: 67

Glada Hilt Legg, age 67, died Saturday, June 22, 2002 at Mt. Carmel Medical Center.

She is preceded in death by her parents Edward and Daisy Hilt; brothers, Jackie, Wendell,
Roscoe, David, Jim, Glen; one sister, Wilma; and her husband William.

Glada is survived by a daughter, Jill Legg; sons, David Legg, James Hilt, Jon (Debbie) Legg;
grandchildren, Kristi, Emily, and Michael; and many other relatives and friends.

Friends may call at Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 West Broad Street, Columbus, Tuesday
from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at C.M. Cemetery, Oak Hill, Ohio with Rev.
G. A. Haubrich officiating.
Roy Bowling
Died: Friday, June 21, 2002
Age: 59

Roy Bowling, 59, of Carr Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Friday at the Holzer Medical Center
in Gallipolis. Born April 4, 1943, the son of the late Ernest and Mary Belville Bowling.

Mr. Bowling is survived by four brothers, Ernie, Eddie, Roger and Ernest, Jr., all of Jackson; two
sisters, Alice Newsom and Dollie Justice, both of Jackson and one aunt, Pearly Smith of Wellston.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Bailey Chapel Cemetery in Pike County,
Ohio with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Burial to follow in Bailey Chapel Cemetery.
Arrangements for Mr. Bowling are under the direction of the Mayhew Funeral Home of Jackson.
Donald Steve Potts
Died: Friday, June 21, 2002
Age: 43

Donald S. (Steve) Potts, age 43, of Corwin Road, Oak Hill, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2002
at his residence.

He was born in Oak Hill to the late Donald G. Potts, who was deceased in 1983 and Shirley Jones
who survives. Survivors include step-father, Herman Jones; daughter Tara Potts; two brothers,
Tim Potts of Jackson and Brian Potts of Oak Hill; two sisters, Cheryl Potts and Heather Jones,
both of Oak Hill. He is also survived by a good friend, Sherry Williams and daughter Willy of Oak
Hill. He is preceded in death by his father and a brother, Shawn Michael Jones.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Horeb
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8p.m. on Monday, June 24 at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill.
Lillian E. Masters
Died: Thursday, June 20, 2002
Age: 82

Lillian Edith Davis Masters, age 82, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2002 at the home of her son
John, in Mansfield, Ohio. She was born July 31, 1919.

She is preceded in death by her husband John L. Masters who passed away Nov. 29, 1989, also
preceded in death by one sister Mary Leffler of Florida and one brother Dan Davis of Harrisburg,
Pa.

She is survived by two sons; Dr. Paul Masters of Orrville, Ohio and John Masters Jr., of Mansfield,
Ohio. She has one sister Margaret Lambert who lives in Dublin, Ohio and one brother Reese
Newton Davis of Grove City, Ohio.

She has nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Until recent years due to declining health, she moved to Mansfield, Ohio to reside with her son
John. Lillian was life-long resident of Jackson County.

Lillian was a faithful servant to the Lord and a member of the Fourmile Christian Church. And will
be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Fourmile Christian Church building
fund 6644 Fourmile Road, Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2002 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home
with the Rev. Mike Breindbaugh officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2002 at the funeral home.
Vaughn H. Huffman
Died: Thursday, June 20, 2002
Age: 73

Vaughn H. Huffman, 73, died Thursday morning, June 20, 2002, at his home in Wellston, Ohio.
He was born in Hamden, Ohio, on March 19, 1929, to the late Wayne and Inez Newman
Huffman. He was a graduate of Wellston High School, class of 1948. He retired from General
Telephone Company in 1984 and then worked for CRC Communications from 1985-1994 as a
Field Engineer. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday
School and the youth group for many years. He served on the Wellston City School Board from
1962 to 1973 and in the capacity of Board President in 1967, 1970, and 1971. He was a member
of the Masonic Black Diamond Lodge, Wellston; Valley of Columbus Scottish Rite, Royal Arch
Masons, and the Aladdin Temple Shrine. He was a member of the Fairgreens Country Club, past
member of the Wellston Lions Club, and was recently inducted into the WHS Hall of Fame.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Russ Bethel; sister, Dee Bethel;
brother, John Huffman; and mother and father-in-law, Carl and Eula Gettles.

He is survived by wife, Roberta Gettles Huffman, whom he married on April 17, 1949; one
daughter, Jill (Bob) Kemp of Wellston; two sons, Jack (Bonny) Huffman and John Bethel of
Wellston; daughter-in-law, Georgeanne Bethel of Wellston; brother, Don (Mona) Huffman of
Wellston; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Huffman and Mary Lou (Laith) Myers of Wellston; brother-in-
law, Jim (Donna) Gettles of Wellston; grandchildren, Erin and Julie Huffman, Rob (Julie) and Matt
Kemp, Chris, Ryan, Trevor, Dan, and Ben (Amy) Bethel, Robin (Mike) Murray; great-
grandchildren, Danisha and J. R. Bethel, Tyler Retterer, and Derek Murray; also several nieces
and nephews.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with Pastor
Paula Blake officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery. Friends may call at the
Jenkins Chapel on Saturday from 2 until 8 p.m. where Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday. The family suggests that memorial contributions in Vaughn's memory be made to
Holzer Hospice, North Ohio Avenue, Wellston.
Glen Elkins
Died: Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Age: 52

Glen Elkins, 52, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday evening, June 19, 2002, as a result of an
automobile accident. He was born June 18, 1950 in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Ivan
Lewis Elkins and Viola (Workman) Elkins who survives of Jackson. Glen was self-employed
general contractor. He was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the
Franklin Valley Golf Club and the Jackson Moose Lodge.

Glen is survived by two sons, Brent and Jason Elkins of Rio Grande; one daughter, Brooke Elkins
of Columbus, Ohio and one granddaughter, Haley Elkins of Rio Grande, Ohio; one brother, Gale
(Drema) Elkins of Pleasant City, Ohio; two sisters, Brenda (Clyde) Holdren and Bonita (Don)
Yeager of Jackson.

Glen is preceded in death by his father Ivan Elkins; grandparents, Lewis and Amelia Elkins and
Troy and Rosy Workman.

Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the funeral home. Funeral services were held
at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with the Rev. Jamie Riley
officiating. Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson.
Dianna L. King
Died: Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Age: 43

Dianna L. King, 43, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at her residence. She
was born Dec. 8, 1958 in Oak Hill. Dianna was a former manager of Carringtons in Jackson and
an employee of Milton Bank of Jackson. She attended the Church of God of Wellston.

She is survived by husband, Eddie King of Jackson, united in marriage Dec. 15, 2001; parents,
Ronald and Emily (Ewing) Camp of Jackson; grandmother, Charlene Camp of Hamden; brothers,
Larry (Dawn) Camp, Ronald Camp, Jr., James (Ramona) Camp, Tracey (Mandy) Camp, Joe Camp
(fiance' Angel Thompson), all of Jackson; sisters, Peggy (Danny) Willis and Jeri (Mark) Chapman
of Jackson; sister-in--law, Pam King of Jackson and brother-in-laws, Jim (Ellen) King and Donnie
King of Jackson; 20 nieces and nephews; one great-niece and two great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, "Bud" Camp and James and Doldie Ewing.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson with the Rev. Barry Benson officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery. Calling
hours were held Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Diana L. King
Died: Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Age: 43

Diana L. King, age 43, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at her residence in Jackson.
Arrangements are pending at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Teddy E. Baker
Died: Tuesday, June 18, 2002
Age: 65

Teddy E. Baker, 65, of Bloomingburg, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at his residence. He was
born Jan. 2, 1937 in Jackson, Ohio, to the late Elza and Mildred (Lowe) Baker. Mr. Baker, an avid
hunter, was an Army veteran, a retired supervisor from Armco-Steelox and a driver and trainer
of Standardbred horses.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel and David Baker
and one sister, Helen Baker.

Mr. Baker is survived by children, Bart Baker of Palm Harbor, Florida; Bret (Dale) Baker of
Washington C.H.; three grandchildren, Summer, Bretta and Tyler; three step-grandchildren; one
brother, Roy Ramsey of Sebring, Florida; two sisters, Ruth (Dale) McFarland of Westerville and
Mary Baker of Marysville.

Funeral services for Mr. Baker will be held on Saturday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the Wellman-
Kinzer funeral Home with burial to follow in Bloomingburg Cemetery. Friends may call at the
funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to
Bloomingburg Presbyterian Church.
Kenneth E. Swingle
Died: Tuesday, June 18, 2002
Age: 64

Kenneth E. Swingle, age 64, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at his home on Burlington
Road, Jackson. He was born on July 6, 1937 to the late Odis Edwin and Pauline L. (Minard)
Swingle. Kenney was owner/operator of Swingle's Body Shop in Jackson for 20 years until failing
health forced his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Trowel Lodge #132 F &
AM of Jackson, 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, Aladdin Shrine, Kentucky Colonial, Jackson
Elks Lodge and the Jefferson Howe Post American Legion.

He is survived by wife, Barbara Hall Swingle; daughter, Mandy Swingle; brothers, James (Betty)
Swingle, Frank (Linda) Swingle; sister, Shirley Priest; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bud and
Jenny Martin, all of Jackson, and many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jody Lynn Whetzel.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home
with Diaconal Minister Janie Karl officiating. Military graveside services were conducted by the
Disabled American Veteran Chapter 45 at the Fairmount Cemetery. Friends called from 2 to 4
p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at the funeral home. Masonic services were held
Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to: Shriner's Hospitals for
Children, 3229 Burnet ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229. Please include Kenneth Swingle's name and
address 224 Burlington Rd., Jackson, Ohio 45640 with your contribution.
Thomas Gilliland Reed
Died: Monday, June 17, 2002
Age: 90

Thomas Gilliland Reed, 90, of Phillip Reed Road, Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Monday at the
Heartland of Jackson Nursing Home. Born in Jackson County May 14, 1912, the son of the late
Phillip and Caroline McClintock Reed. Mr. Reed was employed for many years by the State of
Ohio as a scales operator. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife
Mary (Hixon) Reed, and one grandchild. He is survived by his second wife, Celia (Fout) Reed and
the following children, Delmer of Oak Hill, Donald of Springfield, Ohio; David of Urbana, Ohio;
Johnny of St. Paris, Ohio; and Phillip of Oak Hill; daughters, Velma Wallace of Springfield and
Jeanetta Dickens of Oak Hill; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mayhew Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral
services are to be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Steve Wallace
officiating and burial to follow in St. Johns Cemetery.
Ruth (Aldridge) Taylor
Died: Sunday, June 16, 2002
Age: 74

Ruth (Aldridge) Taylor, age 74, of Franklin Furnace and formerly of the Portsmouth area, passed
away on Sunday, June 16, 2002, at her residence. She was born July 7, 1927 in Lawrence
County to the late Joe and Ida (Bowens) Aldridge.

She is survived by children, Derwood, Jr. (Gayle) Taylor of Portsmouth, Roger Taylor of So.
Webster, Timothy (Patty) Taylor of So. Webster, Myra (Jim) Cook of Oak Hill, John (Renee)
Taylor of Clearwater, Fla.; Karen (Rick) Lore of Franklin Furnace, whom Ruth lived with, Lisa
Cook of Portsmouth, and Richard Taylor of So. Webster; numerous grandchildren and great-
grandchildren; sister, Phoebe Minix of Va.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Derwood and numerous
brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, 1 p.m., June 19 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, with the
Rev. James Keller officiating. Interment will follow in Lawrence Furnace Cemetery. Friends may
call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Roy E. Tomlinson
Died: Sunday, June 16, 2002
Age: 93

Roy E. Tomlinson, age 93, of Jackson, Ohio, died Sunday morning, June 16, 2002, at the Holzer
Medical Center of Jackson. He was a former Wellston resident, born there on May 2, 1909, to the
late Thurman and Lulu Day Tomlinson. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He
was an employee of the E. E. Chambers Company in Wellston for thirty years. He retired from
the Rice Tire and Appliance of Jackson. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his
wife, Elizabeth Tomlinson in 1982, and a sister, Hattie.

He is survived by one daughter, Shirley (Marvin) Amand of Canal Winchester, Ohio; three
grandchildren, Marc and Erin Trimble of Columbus, Ohio; Derek Trimble of Jacksonville, Florida;
two step-grandchildren, Christopher Amand of Columbus, and Patrick Amand of Illinois; six
great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with
Reverend Mark Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston.
Friends may call at the Jenkins Chapel on Tuesday from 6 until 8 p.m.
Raymond "J.R." Jenkins
Died: Tuesday, June 11, 2002
Age: 51

Raymond "J.R." Jenkins, age 51, of Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at Holzer
Medical Center, Jackson. Born January 3, 1951 to the late Dewey Jenkins and Vesta (Meade)
Jenkins who survives. Raymond had worked for the former Collins Logging in Oak Hill and
attended Trinity Pentecostal Church of Wellston.

He is survived by wife, Kathy A. (Smith); daughter, Tammy (Fred) Hammonds of South Webster;
sons, James Jenkins of Oak Hill and Dewey Jenkins of South Webster; grandchildren, Matthew,
Marissa, Brandon, and Santana; mother, Vesta; brothers, Doug (Cheryl) Jenkins, Joe Jenkins,
both of Oak Hill, Charles (Darlene) Jenkins of Jackson; step-brother, Danny McCarty; sister,
Sandra (Leman) Strickland, Mary Foster, Reva (Anthony) Woods all of Oak Hill, Marilyn Moore of
Chillicothe, and Barbara (David) Manley of Rio Grande.

Funeral service will be Friday, June 14, in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill with Rev.
Norma Marquis officiating. Interment will follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Elzie Tackett
Died: Monday, June 10, 2002
Age: 63

Mrs. Elzie Tackett, age 63, of Jackson County, died Monday in Adena Medical Center in
Chillicothe.

She was born November 13, 1938 in Pikeville, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Sid and Ethel Mae
(Bentley) Tackett.

Mrs. Tackett was a homemaker and a member of the Chapel Hill Church in Waverly.

On May 24, 1957, she was united in marriage to Frank Tackett, who survives. Other survivors
include, three sons, Frank, Jr., of Charlotte, N.C.; James Tackett of Waverly and Charles L.
Tackett of Beaver; two daughters; Ella Brigner of Stockdale and Bessie Evans of Jackson; 12
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by seven brothers, Eugene and Sam of Piketon, Johnny, Daniel and Mallard,
all of Beaver, Henry and Sid Jr., both of Waverly; five sisters, Bessie Kingrey, Debbie Osborne,
Reva Mills, Margaret Rigsby and Belynda Burton all of Waverly.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cox Funeral Home in Beaver with the Rev.
Frank Williams officiating. Burial in Beaver Union Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cox Funeral
Home, Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Harvey Earl "Sonny" Hale
Died: Sunday, June 09, 2002
Age: 57

Harvey Earl "Sonny" Hale, age 57 of Wellston, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2002 at Holzer
Medical Center Jackson. Born Nov. 23, 1944 in War, West Virginia, to the late Allen Douglas Hale
and Rosia Lee Harmon Hale. He was a former truck driver and a Vietnam veteran of the United
States Army.

He is survived by his companion, Barbara Branscomb Hale; children, Mike Simms of Crown City,
Rebecca Hale Malone and husband, Joseph of Beaver, Heather Hale of Wellston and Harvey Hale
II of Wellston; grandsons, Micheal, Jordie, Matthew and Brandon; step-grandchildren, Brittany
and James; sisters, Bobbie Jay Hale Daniels and husband, Paul of Bidwell, Billie Jo Hale Brown
and husband Bill of Blanchester and Betty Jean Twyman and husband, George of Ewington, as
well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Connie Lee Hale; brother, Allen
Douglas Hale, Jr., and niece Barbie Lynn Twyman.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 12 at 2 p.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home with the Rev.
A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial to follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery with military graveside services by
American Legion Post 371 of Wellston. Friends may call on Wednesday from 12 to 2 p.m. at the
funeral home. The family request flowers or memorial donations.
Margaret L. "Peggy" Wiseman
Died: Saturday, June 08, 2002
Age: 63

Margaret L. "Peggy" Wiseman, age 63 of Jackson, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2002, in her
residence. Born to Hubert and Alta (Stover) Hageman on Oct. 28, 1938 in Columbus. Peggy had
worked as a tailoress, was a member of Centerpoint Free Will Baptist Church, and member of
Jackson County Senior Citizens.

Survivors include children, Brenda Lee Taylor of Jackson, James Lawrence Bowman of Hebron,
Mary Louise Hall of Wellston, Lee Ann Cox of New Haven, IN.; Christina Marie Bowman of
Kansas, Johny Micheal Long of Wellsburg, W. Va.; Martin L. Wiseman II of Jackson; four step-
sons, Martin Lee Wiseman of Columbus, Ronald Lee Wiseman of Clarksville, TN.; Randy Lee
Wiseman of W. Va.; one step-daughter, Robin Lynn Grow of Jackson; numerous grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ethel May Ewing and Darlene Hageman, both of Wellston.

She was preceded in death by husband, Martin L. Wiseman, July 31, 1994; step-son, Richie Lee
Wiseman; mother; two sisters, Florence Elaine Highland and Jeanette Honaker; two brothers,
Alfred Hageman and James Hageman.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 12 at 1 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson with the Rev. Maurice Napper officiating. Burial in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Jack M. Jonas
Died: Friday, June 07, 2002
Age: 73
Jack M. Jonas, age 73, of Radcliff Lane, Wellston passed away Friday, June 7, 2002 at his home,
after several years of failing health. He was born February 23, 1929 in Jackson County.

Mr. Jonas was retired from Sands Hill Coal Company after 47 yeas of service.

He is preceded in death by his parents Carl and Robin (Lucas) Jonas, his wife, Rosie Jonas in
1998; one brother, John Lucas; two sons, Carl and Jim Sr; two daughters Cathy and Teresa
Jonas; four grandchildren Gerald McKee, Jr., Teresa L. Jonas and Heather and Heidi Wagner.

Mr. Jonas is survived by two sons, Jack L. and Rick (Mary Jo) Jonas of Wellston; two daughters,
Barbara (Gerald) McKee and Rhonda Wagner (John Rose) of Wellston; also surviving are two
brothers Harold Jonas of Wellston and David Jonas of Davisville; two sisters Alice Sexton of
Wellston and Helen Lavender of Chillicothe. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, several great-
grandchildren and several nieces and nephew and close friends Oscar and Mary Ward.

Friends may call Saturday, June 8, 2002 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at J. P. Rogers Funeral
Home, 120 West Broadway, Wellston, Ohio.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, June 9, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home where Rev. A.
B. Maloy will officiate. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Jimmy E. Johnson
Died: Friday, June 07, 2002
Age: 81

Jimmy E. Johnson, age 81, of Richmond Dale, died at 6:45 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2002 in
Westmoreland Place Nursing Home following a brief illness. He was born July 14, 1920 in
Jackson, Ohio to the late Charles and Nora Hensley Johnson. His wife, the former Anna K. Maple
survives.

Also surviving are his son and daughter-in-law Jerry (Karen) Johnson, Chillicothe; grandchildren
David (Dawn) Johnson, Richmond, Ky; Lynn (Curt) Landis, Chillicothe; Kimberly (Brian) Dum,
Stoutsville; Jeremiah Johnson, Kingston; and Zachary Carroll, Chillicothe; seven great-
grandchildren; a brother, Bill Johnson, Commercial Point; and sisters Betty Price, Jackson and
Emma Ward, Oak Hill. He was preceded in death by a son, Merril Johnson, a daughter, Gay
Carroll and several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Johnson retired from Mead Paper Co., where he worked as a Trimmer Operator and was a
member of the Local 731, He was a WWII Army Veteran.

Friends are welcome at a military graveside service, conducted by the Ross County Veterans
Firing Squad, held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2002 in Little Mound Cemetery, Richmond Dale,
with Rev. Marilyn Collins officiating. There will be no calling hours observed. Arrangements are
under the direction of Haller Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Adena Hospice, 111 W. Water Street, Chillicothe, 45601.
Thomas Harold Herbert
Died: Wednesday, June 05, 2002
Age: 72

Thomas Harold Herbert, age 72, of Grove City passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Arbors
West. He was a USMC veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from White-Westinghouse and
AT&T. He also attended the Galloway Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Melba; a sister, Charlotte (Lawrence) McCain of Oak
Hill; several nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Friends called 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Schoedinger-Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway,
Grove City, where the funeral service was held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, with the Rev.
Larry Wickliff officiating. Graveside services were at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at C. M. Cemetery, Oak
Hill.
Paula DeLong
Died: Wednesday, June 05, 2002
Age: 88

Pauline DeLong, age 88 of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at Winchester
Place, Canal Winchester, Ohio. She was born August 12, 1913 in Waverly, Ohio to the late James
and Corda (Tripp) Woodruff. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Jackson.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol (John) Callahan of Ashville, Ohio; grandsons, Blake and Brad
Callahan of Cincinnati and granddaughter Michele Callahan of Columbus; sister, Helen Whitaker
of Jackson; Brother Floyd Richard Woodruff of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

She is preceded in death by her husband Hershel DeLong in 1996, five sisters and two brothers
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2002, at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home
with the Rev. Walter Whitaker officiating. Calling hours will be one hour prior to the funeral
service, Friday, June 7, 2002. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery.
Joe Hammonds
Died: Wednesday, June 05, 2002
Age: 62

Joe Hammonds, 62, of South Webster, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at his home.

He was born Dec. 19, 1939 in Salyersville, Ky., a son of the late Grover Hammonds and Edith
Rudd Hammonds of South Webster, who survives. He was a 1957 graduate of South Webster
High School and he was a farmer.

He is survived by one son, Mark Hammonds of Lebanon, Ohio; one daughter, Jodi Hanes of South
Webster; three brothers, James and Jerry, both of South Webster and Phillip of Manchester,
Ohio; one sister, Lavonda Grooms of Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Jacob Joseph Hammonds,
Zachary James Hammonds, Joseph Paul Hammonds, Katelyn Shay Hanes, Taylor Shay Hanes and
Colbie Shay Hanes.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Hammonds in 1973 and a son, Jeff Hammonds in
1989.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the D. W. Davis Funeral Home in South
Webster with the Rev. Mike Bradshaw officiating and interment in South Webster Cemetery.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. on Thursday, anytime on Friday and prior to the services Saturday
at the funeral home.
Donald E. Tolbert
Died: Tuesday, June 04, 2002
Age: 76

Donald E. Tolbert, age 76 of Wellston, died Tuesday evening June 4, 2002, at his residence. He
was born April 12, 1926 in Wellston, to the late William G. and Edna Holtz Tolbert. He was retired
from Goodyear Atomic Corporation in Piketon with 27 years service. He was a member of Sts.
Peter and Paul Catholic Church; World War II veteran having served with the United States Navy
and a member of the American Legion Post 0888 in Columbus.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Mantz Tolbert; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa
and Paul Bierhup of Wellston and Barbara and Frank Veazey of Portsmouth; son and daughter-in-
law, Bill and Nancy Tolbert of Wellston; grandchildren, Kristin Bierhup and Ethan Bierhup of
Wellston, Jessica Tolbert of Portsmouth and Bill Tolbert, Jr. and wife Abby of Hamden as well as
great-grandchildren, Will Tolbert and Bethany Tolbert.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by infant daughter, Mary Anastasia Tolbert
and brother, William Tolbert.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic
Church with Father Donald Maroon officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery with
military graveside services by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston. Calling hours will be Friday
from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home where Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be given to Adena Hospice, 111 West Water Street, Chillicothe, Ohio
45601 or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680 North Canton, Ohio 44720.
Mary Kitts
Died: Sunday, June 02, 2002
Age: 62

Mary Kitts, age 62, of BoBo Road, Beaver, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Pike
Community Hospital. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Beaver.
Erma Culwell
Died: Sunday, June 02, 2002
Age: 78

Erma Culwell, age 78, of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Berger
Hospital in Circleville. Funeral arrangements are pending at Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.
Helen E. (Brenner) Lindauer
Died: Sunday, June 02, 2002
Age: 84

Helen E. (Brenner) Lindauer. 84, 1329 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Wellston, after a brief illness,
embraced by God, surrounded by the love and presence of her loving family and with her loving
husband Link at her side, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center-
Jackson.

She was born in Wellston, Ohio May 3, 1918 to John A. and Cora M. (Code) Brenner.

Helen, a patient, tolerant, compassionate and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-
grandmother, leaves to mourn her husband Charles L. (Link) Lindauer of 61 years, Children,
Corynne Sprague, Charles, Jr., and Yvonne Lindauer, Jan and Thomas Manring, Joseph Lindauer,
Lisa and Dale McManus and Daughter-in-law Sally M. Jarvis.

Grandchildren Suzanne and George Darling, David and Marnee Sprague, Douglas and Shannon
Sprague, Cindy and Paul Moore, Charles Lindauer, III and Wendy Thacker, John and Stephanie
Lindauer, Thomas Manring, Jr., Theresa and Chuck Howard, Jeremey Manring, Hillary and Heidi
McManus, Brian J. and Travis Taynor, Shawn Dunkle and Shunna Graham.

Great-Grandchildren Jason and Jeremy Perkins, Magee, Allee, Macey and Chase Sprague,
Heather and Samantha Moore, John Bryer Lindauer, Haley Greer, Riley Patton, Keagan Leach,
Tomi Lynn, Thomas Ryan, Hannah, Brandon, Zachery and Tyler Manring.

Sister-in-law Mae Brenner, Nephew John W. Brenner and Aunt Margaret Scurlock along with
several cousins and many friends.

Helen and Link took over her father's grocery store in 1948 and eventually changed its name to
Link's Foodtown which was in business for many years. In the past, she was an avid bowler and
member of several organizations and clubs. She was a devout Catholic and life long member of
Saints Peter and Paul Parish. She graduated from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic grade school and
Wellston High School in 1936. Helen was very keen minded and loved to tell stories of the past.
She loved birds and butterflies and liked to sketch. She especially liked to play any kind of card
games and mind boggling computer games that let her put her sharp mind to use. She would not
rest until she figured out the solution and defeated the computer's puzzle. She collected ceramic
bird figurines and any type of pitcher and may other items of interest to her. She loved life and
lived each day to its fullest. But, Helen's passion was her family, especially her grand kids and
great-grand kids. Her eyes twinkled every time she saw them and one of them could do wrong,
no matter what. She was always there to lend a helping hand to one and all and to keep peace in
the family. The love she had for her children cannot be described in words. She was a very kind
person who never had a bad word to say about anyone. She will be surely milled by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Anthony Jay and brother William Dowayne
Brenner.

Friends may call at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, Tuesday, June 4 from 2 to 8 p.m. Rosary will
be recited at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 5th at 11 a.m. at
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Don Maroon officiating and with family friend
Bryant Wolford speaking.

Burial will follow immediately after the service at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Wellston.
Iva Lou Hutchinson
Died: Saturday, June 01, 2002
Age: 75

Iva Lou Hutchison

Iva Lou Hutchison, age 75 of Jackson, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Edgewood Manor
of Wellston following several years failing health. She was born on Dec. 1, 1926 in Jackson, Ohio,
to the late Orville and Ida Mae (Shook) Simpson. She was retired from Pillsbury Food and
attended Valley Chapel Church.

She is survived by daughter, Cathy (Dave) Denney of Jackson; sons, Dennis (Kathy) Hutchison of
Birmingham, Ala.; Benny (Marsha) Hutchison of Jackson; daughter-in-law, Belle Gilliland; former
daughter-in-law, Brenda Hutchison; eight grandchildren, Allison (Steve) Polomsky Melissa (Ron)
Hamilton, Samantha (Matthew) Tackett, Kenny Hutchison, Ben Hutchison, Gavin Hutchison,
Cindy (Mike) Moore, Kyla Hutchison, David Gilliland; four great-grandchildren, Billy Erickson, Jr.,
Merritt Polomsky, Jack Polomsky, Trey Moore; brothers, Larry (Marlene) Simpson and Edwin
(Doris) Simpson of Jackson, Calvin (Marilyn) Simpson of Canton, Ohio, George Simpson (Naomi
Schoonover) of Columbus, Ted Simpson of Byler, Calvin (Marilyn) Simpson of Canton; sisters,
Ruth (Harold) Exline and Anna (Bill) Butts, both of Jackson, Marjorie (Chuck) Hembree of South
Carolina; Virginia Hartley (Lowell) of Minnesota; Shirley (Dave) Backus of Virginia, and Florence
(Sam) Lanford of Illinois; a great host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Ben Hutchison, Jr., Sept. 29,
1976; daughter, Susan; son Jerry; grandson, Benjamin and infant brother.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 5, at 4 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home
in Jackson with the Rev. James Trace officiating. Burial at the Fairmount Cemetery. Calling hours
from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the funeral home.
Iva Lou Hutchinson
Died: Saturday, June 01, 2002
Age: 75

Iva Lou Hutchison, age 75 of Jackson, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Edgewood Manor
of Wellston following several years failing health. She was born on Dec. 1, 1926 in Jackson, Ohio,
to the late Orville and Ida Mae (Shook) Simpson. She was retired from Pillsbury Food and
attended Valley Chapel Church.

She is survived by daughter, Cathy (Dave) Denney of Jackson; sons, Dennis (Kathy) Hutchison of
Birmingham, Ala.; Benny (Marsha) Hutchison of Jackson; daughter-in-law, Belle Gilliland; former
daughter-in-law, Brenda Hutchison; eight grandchildren, Allison (Steve) Polomsky Melissa (Ron)
Hamilton, Samantha (Matthew) Tackett, Kenny Hutchison, Ben Hutchison, Gavin Hutchison,
Cindy (Mike) Moore, Kyla Hutchison, David Gilliland; four great-grandchildren, Billy Erickson, Jr.,
Merritt Polomsky, Jack Polomsky, Trey Moore; brothers, Larry (Marlene) Simpson and Edwin
(Doris) Simpson of Jackson, Calvin (Marilyn) Simpson of Canton, Ohio, George Simpson (Naomi
Schoonover) of Columbus, Ted Simpson of Byler, Calvin (Marilyn) Simpson of Canton; sisters,
Ruth (Harold) Exline and
Vinton Eugene Arthur
Died: Friday, May 31, 2002
Age: 51

Vinton Eugene Arthur, age 51, of Florence Avenue, Jackson, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on
Friday, May 31, 2002, at the Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. He was born March 25, 1951 in
Jackson County, Ohio.

Vinton was preceded in death by his father, Harold Eugene Arthur; paternal grandparents, Homer
and Nora Arthur; maternal grandparents, Foster and Grace Webb; also two aunts, Edna Arthur
and Genevieve Smith.

He is survived by his mother, Inez Arthur of Jackson; three daughters, Fran (Rodney) Barker of
Jackson, April (Anthony) Bradley of Ray, and Karie Marie Arthur of Wellston; one step-daughter,
Pam Creech of Oak Hill; one sister, Sue (Phillips) Bailey of Jackson; two brothers, Jim (Connie)
Arthur and Donald Arthur, both of Jackson; one grandson, Dustin Barker and one step-grandson,
Caden Creech and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call Tuesday, June 4, at Mayhew Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to
8 p.m., where services will be held Wednesday, June 5, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Hughes
officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Helen L. Horton
Died: Friday, May 31, 2002
Age: 67

Helen L. Horton, age 67 of Jackson, passed away Friday, May 31, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center,
Jackson. She was born April 26, 1935 in Scioto County, Ohio, to the late Lana Adams and Lottie
(Walters) Adams of Jackson, who survives. She was a member of Valley Chapel Church.

She is survived by sons, Wm. Robert (Doris) Horton, Stephen Ray Horton, both of Jackson, and
Earl Benton (Toni) Horton of Wellston; granddaughter, Michelle Horton; one great-grandson, Cole
Knight; six brothers, Harry M. Adams, Wm. T. Adams, John E. Adams, all of Jackson, James R.
(Joanne) Adams of Springfield, Ray (Reva) Adams of Bremerton, Washington; Doug Adams of
Seattle, Washington; three sisters, Juanita M. (Virgil) Lowder of Seattle, Washington; Winona A.
Donnal of Blacklick, Ohio; and Sue (Harold) Hollingshead of Wellston; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband, Rodney Ray Horton on Nov. 29, 1986 and her father.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 5 at 1 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson, with the Rev. James Trace officiating. Burial at Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m., June 4, 2002 at the funeral home.
Carl Loyd Miller
Died: Friday, May 31, 2002
Age: 75

Carl Loyd Miller, age 75, of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, May 31, 2002, in Arbors at Gallipolis.
Born on Jan. 15, 1927, in the Oak Hill area to the late Ottie C. and Nellie (Bauer) Miller. Carl was
a retired barber, former owner and operator of the Village Barber Shop in Oak Hill. He was a
veteran of the U. S. Navy during WW II, a member of the American Legion, and Portland Lodge
No. 366, F & AM. He was also a charter board member of the Oak Hill Teen Center and Margaret
Ann Pool and Park.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Griffiths) of 48 years; four daughters, Carla Miller of
Columbus, Kyle Edwards of Flatwoods, Ky.; Stacey (John) Lyles of Hammond, LA.; and Nicole
(Roger) Rawlins of Pickerington, Ohio; three granddaughters, Paxton Lyles, Torie Edwards,
Hanna Rawlins; grandson, Dylan Loyd Rawlins; sister, Evelyn Davis of Oak Hill; four brothers,
Earl (Eva) Miller, Weldon (Dixie) Miller, Tom (Delores) Miller, all of Oak Hill, and Bob (Jane) Miller
of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by parents and three sisters.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 3 at 11 a.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak
Hill with the Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Burial followed in Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. A graveside military service will be provided by
DAV Chapter 45 of Jackson.
Paula Marie (Fout) Crane
Died: Friday, May 31, 2002
Age: 37

Paula Marie (Fout) Crane, age 37 of Gallipolis, formerly of Ray, died Friday, May 31, 2002 at
Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, following years of an extended illness. She was born Sept. 13,
1964 in Ross County, the daughter of Paul F. Fout of Ray, and F. Margaret (Fout) Caldwell, also
of Ray. On May 29, 1992, she married Michael H. Crane who survives.

She is also survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Chrystal D. (Fout) and David P. Dixon, Jr., of
Chillicothe; two sons, Robert K. Stoneburner, Jr., of Ray and Derrick F. Stoneburner at home;
two step-sons, Kevin L. Crane of Lewisburg, W. Va.; and Joshua E. Crane of Bluefield, W. Va.; a
special grandson, David P. Dixon III; father and mother-in-law, Harold E. and C. Jean Crane of
Lewisburg, W. Va.; brother, Mark D. and wife Rebecca Fout of Ray; two sisters, Loretta L. Henry
of Wellston and R. Marlene Fout of Jackson; grandfather, Dale S. Fout of Ray; six nieces and
nephews and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, David A. and Ollie M. Archey and paternal
grandmother, Erma M. Fout.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 5 at 2 p.m. at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home with
Brother Rondall Walker officiating. Burial will be in Boblett Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to
8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home in Wellston.
Carl Lloyd Miller
Died: Friday, May 31, 2002
Age: 75
Carl Lloyd Miller, age 75, of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, May 31, 2002, in Arbors at Gallipolis.
Born on Jan. 15, 1927, in the Oak Hill area to the late Ottie C. and Nellie (Bauer) Miller. Carl was
a retired barber, former owner and operator of the Village Barber Shop in Oak Hill. He was a
veteran of the U. S. Navy during WW II, a member of the American Legion, and Portland Lodge
No. 366, F & AM.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Griffiths) of 47 years; four daughters, Carla Miller of
Columbus, Kyle Edwards of Flatwoods, Ky.; Stacey (John) Lyles of Hammond, LA.; and Nicole
(Roger) Rawlins of Pickerington, Ohio; three granddaughters, Paxton Lyles, Torie Edwards,
Hanna Rawlins; grandson, Dylan Loyd Rawlins; sister, Evelyn Davis of Oak Hill; four brothers,
Earl (Eva) Miller, Weldon (Dixie) Miller, Tom (Delores) Miller, all of Oak Hill, and Bob (Jane) Miller
of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 3 at 11 a.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill
with the Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. A graveside military service will be provided by
DAV Chapter 45 of Jackson.
Pearl E. Fuller
Died: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Age: 92

Pearl E. Fuller, age 92 of Wellston and current resident of Edgewood Manor, passed away
Wednesday May 29, 2002 at Edgewood Manor.

He was born April 22, 1910 in Berlin (Roads), Ohio to Edward and Estella (Aldridge) Fuller. He
worked as a welder for McNally Pittsburg for 30 years. He was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII.

He is survived by a daughter, Marilyn E. Loudermilk of Wellston; a granddaughter, Wendy E.
(Greer) Thacker of Wellston; a grandson, Christopher A. Nixon of McArthur; and five great
grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mildred E. Fuller, his parents, two brothers, Clarence and
William, a sister Mae Lavan, a son-in-law Wesley R. Greer, granddaughter, Lesley D. Greer, and a
son-in-law Larry Loudermilk.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 31, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with
Rev. Carmen Cline officiating. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday,
May 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Military graveside services will be by American Legion Post #371.
Donald E. Garrett
Died: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Age: 87

Donald E. Garrett, age 87 of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2002 in Springfield.
He was born, Feb. 3, 1915 to Edward H. and Hazel (Miller) Garrett. His grandparents were
Benjamin and Melvina Garrett, longtime residents of Jackson, Ohio.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carole Garrett of Springfield.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Conroy Funeral Home, 1660 E. High Street, Springfield,
Friday, May 31.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will be in St.
Bernard Cemetery.
Victoria Kathryn Dawn Yelton
Died: Monday, May 27, 2002

Victoria Kathryn Dawn Yelton, stillborn on Monday, May 27, 2002 at Adena Regional Medical
Center, Chillicothe, Ohio. She was the daughter of Michael L. and Cheri L. (Craft) Yelton of
Wellston.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Michael Jr.; maternal grandparents,
Kathy and Don Craft of Jackson; paternal grandparents, Robert and Vicki Yelton of Pataskala,
Ohio; maternal great-grandmother, Ann Craft of Jackson; paternal great-grandparents, Robert
and Shirley Morris of W. Liberty, Ohio and JoAnn Yelton of Huntsville, Ohio; also numerous aunts,
uncles, great-aunts and great-uncles.

A graveside service was held Thursday, May 30 at 2 p.m. in Salem Cemetery with the Rev.
Rodney Kuhn officiating. Arrangements by McWilliams Funeral Home.
Ernest J. Riffle, Sr.
Died: Monday, May 27, 2002
Age: 74

Ernest J. Riffle, Sr., age 74, of Wellston, died unexpectedly Monday morning, May 27, 2002, at
his home. He was born in Vinton County, Ohio, May 23, 1928, son of the late William and Juanita
McKenzie Riffle. He enjoyed hunting, was a coal miner for the Collins and Walton Coal Company,
and worked in timber for Paul Waldron. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his
wife, Ruby Pearl Riffle, in 1998; his daughter, Ernestine Rife in 1996 and his sister, Audrey Tribby
in February of 2002.

He is survived by one son, Ernest (Joan) Riffle, Jr., of Wellston; one daughter, Judy (Charles)
Johnson of Wellston; one sister, Rosie Holts of Jackson; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with the
Reverend A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial will follow in the Coalton Greenlawn Memory Gardens.
Friends may call at the Jenkins Chapel on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Anna G. Crabtree
Died: Monday, May 27, 2002
Age: 81

Anna G. Crabtree, age 81, a former resident of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away at Jenkins Memorial
nursing home, Wellston, Ohio. Anna had been in failing health for three years.

She was born in Jackson, Ohio on June 10, 1920, to the late Sam and Armanda Alice "Kyle"
Clark, She was a lifelong resident of Jackson County, Ohio, and was preceded in death by
husbands, Nolan B. Molihan and Ora P. Crabtree; two sons, three brothers and three sisters.

Surviving are children, Reba (Loren) Parks of Wellston, Robert (Freda) Molihan of Jackson,
Patricia (David) Sharp of Oak Hill, Nancy Bryant of Clintwood, Virginia, Ora (Betsy) Crabtree of
Oak Hill, Thomas (Jeri) Crabtree of Waverly, Diane Crabtree (Ron Kearns) of Jackson, Sherri
Shepherd (Robert Mollett) of Oak Hill; three sisters, Lucille (Herbert) Hunt of Indiana, Peggy
(David) Simpson of Springfield, Ohio and Lavernia McManis of Jackson; also, 29 grandchildren;
49 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 29, from 4 to 8 p.m., where
services were held on Thursday, May 30, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Jack Hughes officiating. Burial
followed in Fairmount Cemetery.
Robert E. Radcliff
Died: Monday, May 27, 2002
Age: 65

Robert E. Radcliff, age 65, N. Illinois Avenue, Wellston, Ohio, passed away Monday, May 27,
2002, at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. He was born Aug. 26, 1936, in Jackson County,
Ohio.

He was predeceased by his parents, Roy E. and Avanelle (Hatten) Radcliff.

Mr. Radcliff was a former federal and state bridge inspector, a member of the Jackson County
Genealogy Association and was an Air Force Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Grace (Cheek) Radcliff; two daughters, Kimberly Joy (Mike) Denney of
Wellston and Robin Lynn (Michael) Johnson of Elyria, Ohio; a cousin, Inez Isreal of Jackson and
five grandchildren.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home Wednesday, May 29, from 4 to 8 p.m., where funeral
services were held Thursday, May 30, at 11 a.m. with Dr. John McFarland officiating. Burial
followed in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Ernest J. Riffle, Sr.
Died: Monday, May 27, 2002
Age: 74

Ernest J. Riffle, Sr., 74, of Wellston, Ohio, died Monday, May 27, 2002 at his home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Jenkins Funeral Chapel, Wellston, ph. 384-2704.
Mary F. House
Died: Saturday, May 25, 2002
Age: 86

Mary F. House, age 86 of Dayton, formerly of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday, May 25,
2002 at Bethany Lutheran Village. Mary was born in Glenroy, Ohio on January 5, 1916.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Isaac and Lessie Mae Thomas. She is survived
by her husband, Donald House, daughters and sons-in-law, Rebecca and Stephen Lee of
Bellbrook and Donna and Michael Fisher of Dayton; son and daughter-in-law, John and JoAnn
House of Aurora, Il; sister, Evelyn Hill of Springfield; and her dearly loved grandchildren, Jason,
Jennifer, and Bradley Fisher.

Mary retired from Elder Beerman, was a member of the Eastern Star and Community United
Methodist Church where she was active with the United Methodist Women.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2002 at the Tobias Funeral Home-Beavercreek
Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road. Interment will be in David's Cemetery. Friends may call from
6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. If desired, the family suggests contributions be made in
Mary's memory to the charity of one's choice.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the many caregivers at Bethany Lutheran Village for
their care and compassion during her illness.
Minetta E. Davis
Died: Saturday, May 25, 2002
Age: 75

Minetta E. Davis, age 75, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2002 at Holzer
Medical Center, Gallipolis.

She was born on March 2, 1927 in the Glade Community of Jackson County, Ohio to the late
Robert and Minnie (Daugherty) McMann. Minetta retired from Bank One in 1987 after 27 years of
service, a member of Antioch Christian Church, and a member of RoAnns.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Raymond Davis; daughter, Stephanie (Randy) Farrar
of Jackson; grandsons, Greg and Justin Farrar; and brother, Lawrence McMann of Allen Park,
Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents and nine brothers, Bill, Rupert, Bob, Earl, Stanley,
Wallace, Bruce, Fred and Paul McMann.

Funeral services were set for Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson with Rev. Larry Boggs officiating. Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of
the service on Tuesday. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 in
Fairmount Cemetery.
Bessie Marie Russell
Died: Saturday, May 25, 2002
Age: 64

Bessie Marie Russell, 64, of Beaver, Ohio, passed away Saturday morning, May 25, 2002 at her
residence. She was born Dec. 25, 1937 in Carter County, Ky., daughter of the late James and
Eva Yates Lore.

She was a homemaker and attended Calvary Independent Church in Ironton. She attended Lyra
School in Scioto County.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmy E. Russell; three daughters, Sharon and Dave Moore of
Lucasville, Diana and Mitchell Horner of Oak Hill, Tammy and Jack Hoover of Beaver; three sons,
Ronnie and Thabiatha Russell of Jackson, Jimmy Lee and Sandra Russell of Oak Hill and Eddie
Russell of Oak Hill; 14 grandchildren; five brothers, Louis, Fred, John and Bob Lore, all of St.
Marys, and Earl Lore of Wheelersburg; and four sisters, Minnie Williams of Lucasville, Bertha
Williams of Lucasville, Ilene Brannigan of Washington C. H. and Louise Canter of Minford.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mark Russell; grandson, Mitchell Horner II; one brother,
Walter Lore and one sister.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South
7th St., Ironton, with Rev. Joe Miller officiating. Burial will be in Vernon Furnace Cemetery.
Calling hours were set for Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Orville Clinton McWhorter
Died: Saturday, May 25, 2002
Age: 83

Orville Clinton McWhorter, age 83, passed away at his home May 25, 2002.

Orville was born Nov. 11, 1918 at Byer, Ohio. He was the son of the late Evan and Maryjane
McWhorter. He was retired from Henry's Super Market where he was employed as the produce
manager for 40 years, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Grace Rousseau and one grandson, Richard
Clinton McWhorter II.

Orville is survived by his wife, Mildred of 58 years; two sons, Clint (Shelba) of Union, Ohio, and
Tim (Clo) of Jackson; three daughters, Margaret Swann of Oak Hill, Diana (Dan) Baxter of
Jackson and Joyce (John) Kline of Minford.

He is also survived by two brothers, Richard of Hamden and Elmer of Jackson; two sisters, Betty
Rice of Columbus and Alta Rice of Hamden; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston with Rev.
Larry Boggs officiating. Calling hours were set for 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Military graveside services were to be held with burial in Salem Cemetery.
Donald Norie
Died: Friday, May 24, 2002
Age: 75

Donald Norie, age 75 of Jackson, died Friday, May 24, 2002. No memorial service was held.
Arrangements were under the direction of Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Samuel D. Jenkins
Died: Friday, May 24, 2002
Age: 74

Samuel D. Jenkins, 74, of Wellston, Ohio, died Friday evening, May 24, 2002 at the Holzer
Medical Center of Jackson following three years of failing health.

He was born June 24, 1927 in the Jimes Community, Jackson County, son of the late T. DeWitt
and Diana Jones Jenkins. He was a graduate of Oak Hill High School, Class of 1945; attended
Ohio State University, and was a 1950 graduate of The Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science. He
owned and operated the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston for the past 35 years.

The art deco Civic Theater, built in 1937 and owned by his family, was renovated by him and
converted into the current funeral chapel. He received recognition on April 18, 2002, from the
Ohio Funeral Directors Association for 50 years of service in his profession.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellston, past president of the Wellston
Area Chamber of Commerce and the Wellston Rotary Club; member of Black Diamond Lodge
#538 Free and Accepted Masons, Wellston Chapter #174 Royal Arch Masons, and Wellston
Council #120 Royal and Select Masons. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of
the American Legion Post #371 of Wellston.

Surviving relatives are: His wife of 54 years, Joan Rupert Jenkins; two sons, Tom (Chris) Jenkins
of Jackson and Sam L. Jenkins of Wellston; one daughter, Diana (Max) Klingensmith of
Lockbourne; two grandchildren, Chad and Amy Klingensmith; one brother, David (Sally) Jenkins
of Columbus; two sisters-in-law, Doris Finch of Jackson and Doris Weber of Washington C. H.;
and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Daryl Jenkins; special aunt and
uncle, Mary Anna and Tom Clutts; and his dog, Rocket, who spent every day with Sam at the
funeral chapel.

Services were set for Tuesday, 11 a.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel with John Pelletier, CLP
officiating. Burial was to follow in Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston with military services by
American Legion Post #371. Calling hours were held Monday, 2-8 p.m. at the Jenkins Chapel
with Masonic Services at 8 p.m.

The family suggests memorials be made in Sam's memory to the First Presbyterian Church of
Wellston.
Dennis V. McCormick
Died: Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Age: 45

Dennis V. McCormick, age 45, of Peniel Rd., Patriot, died Wednesday at his residence. Born on
Sept. 17, 1956 in Germany, to the late Otis McCormick and his mother Vivian (Rawlins)
McCormick of Jackson who survives. Dennis was the owner of Tri State Plasterers.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three daughters, April Zornes and Shelly Spradlin,
both of Troy and Kassandra McCormick of Oak Hill; sisters, Valerie Holter of Bidwell, Jean Hook of
Ashville, Cheryl Johnson of Oak Hill, Ramona Jenkins of Jackson, and Shawna Massie of Minford;
brothers, Brad of Patriot, Otis Jr. of Ashville, N. C.; James and Shawn both of Oak Hill, Paul of
Patriot, John of S. Webster, and Tim of Oak Hill and six grandchildren.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by son Davis in 1995; brother Presley and
sister Nancy Lemasters.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 25 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill with
the Rev. Herman Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in Gallia Baptist Cemetery. Friends
called from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Dennis McCormick
Died: Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Dennis V. McCormick of Peniel Rd., Patriot, died Wednesday at his residence. Arrangements are
pending with the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, Ohio.
Donovan F. Broyles
Died: Monday, May 20, 2002
Age: 76

Donovan F. Broyles, age 76, of 8 Oak Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, May 20, 2002
at 6:50 a.m. at Heartland of Jackson.

Donovan was born April 16, 1926 in Jackson. He spent his life in Jackson, except the time he was
in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was the son of the late John W. and Florence N. Broyles. He and his father owned the J. W.
Broyles and Son Oil Company. They sold their business to Shell Oil Company in 1963.

Donovan was manager of the Oak Hill Bank in Jackson in 1970. Later he was credit manager for
Holzer Medical Center of Gallipolis. In 1972, he established and operated the Appalachia Realty in
Jackson, until he sold the business to the late Arthur DeStephen.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean, married 55 years; his mother and father; and
brother, Robert L. Broyles, originator of the Shake Shoppe. He leaves some very special friends
that were there for him and his wife over their lifetime.

With respect to Donovan's wishes, his body will be cremated and no calling hours will be
observed. Public graveside services will be held Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m. at the Fairmount
Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Mayhew Funeral Home of Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Reorganized Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 43 South Star Street, Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Donovan Broyles
Died: Monday, May 20, 2002
Age: 76
Donovan F. Broyles, age 76 of 8 Oak Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, May 20 at
6:50 a.m. at Heartland of Jackson. Donovan was born April 16, 1926 at Jackson, Ohio. He spent
his life in Jackson, except the time he was in the U.S. Navy, during World War II.

He was the son of the late John W. and Florence N. Broyles. He and his father owned the J. W.
Broyles and Son Oil Company. They sold their business to Shell Oil Company in 1963. Donovan
was manager of the Oak Hill Bank in Jackson in 1970. Later he was credit manager for Holzer
Medical Center of Gallipolis, Ohio. In 1972, he established and operated the Appalachia Realty in
Jackson, until he sold the business to the late Arthur DeStephen.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean, married 55 years; his mother and father;
brother, Robert L. Broyles, originator of the Shake Shoppe. He leaves some very special friends
that were there for he and his wife over their lifetime.

With respect to Donovan's wishes, his body will be cremated and no calling hours will be
observed. Public graveside services will be held Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m. at the Fairmount
Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Mayhew Funeral Home of Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Reorganized Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 43 South Star Street, Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Elmer W. Eickelberg
Died: Monday, May 20, 2002
Age: 90

Elmer W. Eickelberg, age 90 of Columbus, formerly of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, May
20, 2002 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. He was born Dec. 19, 1911 near Cedar
Falls, Iowa, to the late William and Minnie (Gerholt) Eickelberg. Elmer received his B.S., M.S. and
Ph. D. in Food Technology from Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa. In 1937 until 1956 he
worked for Fairmont Canning Company, in Fairmont, Minnesota, pioneered the development of
frozen food. From 1957 to 1968 he was involved in establishing a Chun King Foods operation in
Jackson, that is now Luiginos. In 1968 until 1972 he worked for R. J. Reynolds Food of New York,
N. Y., as a new products manager for RJR Foods world-wide. After his retirement he was active
as a Director for Foundation Relations, Rio Grande College, President and Executive Director of
Jackson Chamber of Commerce, and International Executive Service Corps, consulting positions
in Malaysia, Portugal, Ecuador and Columbia. He was a very active member of the Jackson Rotary
and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. In 1997 Elmer and his wife Emma, moved
to The Forum at Knightsbridge in Columbus.

He is survived by daughter, Ruth E. Thomas of Falls Church, VA. (married to John Thomas
formerly of Jackson); son, John E. Eickelberg of Upper Arlington, Ohio (married to Sue Ellen
Keller formerly of Jackson); grandchildren, John David Thomas of Annandale, VA.; Mark Evan
Thomas of Portland, OR.; and Janeen Ellen Eickelberg of Nashville, TN., a student at Vanderbilt.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Emma Hansen in 1998; parents, and one
sister, Lucille Eickelberg Sheldon.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m. in the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, 28
Harding Ave., Jackson, with the Rev. Dale Lykins and Janie Karl officiating. Interment followed in
Fairmount Cemetery. Friends called on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donovan F. Broyles
Died: Monday, May 20, 2002
Age: 76

Donovan F. Broyles, age 76 of 8 Oak Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, May 20 at
6:50 a.m. at Heartland of Jackson. Donovan was born April 16, 1926 at Jackson, Ohio. He spent
his life in Jackson, except the time he was in the U.S. Navy, during World War II.

He was the son of the late John W. and Florence N. Broyles. He and his father owned the J. W.
Broyles and Son Oil Company. They sold their business to Shell Oil Company in 1963. Donovan
was manager of the Oak Hill Bank in Jackson in 1970. Later he was credit manager for Holzer
Medical Center of Gallipolis, Ohio. In 1972, he established and operated the Appalachia Realty in
Jackson, until he sold the business to the late Arthur DeStephen.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean, married 55 years; his mother and father;
brother, Robert L. Broyles, originator of the Shake Shoppe. He leaves some very special friends
that were there for he and his wife over their lifetime.

With respect to Donovan's wishes, his body will be cremated and no calling hours will be
observed. Public graveside services will be held Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m. at the Fairmount
Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Mayhew Funeral Home of Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Reorganized Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 43 South Star Street, Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Donovan F. Broyes
Died: Monday, May 20, 2002
Age: 76

Donovan F. Broyes, age 76, of Oak Street, Jackson, passed away Monday, May 20, 2002, at
Heartland of Jackson. He was born April 16, 1926 in Jackson to the late John and Florence
Broyles.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Norma Jean and a brother, Robert.

Arrangements are pending at Mayhew Funeral Home.
Dollie Johnson
Died: Sunday, May 19, 2002
Age: 57

Dollie Johnson, age 57, of Salem Cave Road, Beaver, died Sunday, May 19, 2002 at Southern
Ohio Medical Center. She was born on June 23, 1934 in Greenup County, KY. Funeral Services
will be held Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in Salem Cemetery. Friends
may call at Cox Funeral Home in Beaver on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.
Loretta Leonard
Died: Friday, May 17, 2002
Age: 34

Loretta Leonard, age 34 of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, May 17, 2002 at Grant Medical Center
in Columbus. Born on Jan. 13, 1968 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Debbie (Jones) Fulk and the late
Ronnie Lee Fulk, who passed away Jan. 16, 1994. She was a graduate of Oak Hill High School.

She is survived by her husband, Greg Leonard; son, Justin Carter of Oak Hill; mother, Debbie;
three sisters, Jerri Fulk, Donna Hughes and Dawn Warner, all of Oak Hill; brother, Scott Fulk of
Logan; mother-in-law, Rosalie and Ronald Straight of Oak Hill; numerous aunts, uncles and
cousins.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 21, in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill with
the Rev. Herman Stewart officiating. Interment followed in Horeb Cemetery. Friends called on
Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Richard Lee Hall, Sr.
Died: Friday, May 17, 2002
Age: 65

Richard Lee Hall, Sr., age 65, of Ewington, Ohio, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2002 at his
residence. He was born on Sept. 2, 1936 in Pikeville, Ky., to the late William Hall and Herma
Nickles Hall Nino.

Richard was retired from the city of Toledo with 30 years of service, where he worked in the
Information and Complaint Department. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

He is survived by daughter, Helen Hall of Toledo; sons and a daughter-in-law, Bernard and Judith
Hall of Ewington and Richard Hall II of Ewington; grandchildren, Dennis, Jessica, Justin, Jennifer
and Joshua; sisters, Ina Boss of Sylvania, Ohio, Jean Makepeace of West Virginia and Norma
Weams of Toledo; brothers, Jim Hall of Toledo and Jim Nino of Toledo; mother-in-law, Helen
Hillabrand of Michigan; sister-in-law, Kathleen Thorton of Michigan; brother-in-law, Ron
Hillabrand of Toledo; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Judith Ann Hall in 1999.

Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston. Funeral
services will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel
Cemetery with military graveside services by the American Legion Post #371 of Wellston.
Dallas E. Haydon
Died: Thursday, May 16, 2002
Age: 91

Dallas E. Haydon, 91, of Oak Hill, Ohio, died Thursday, May 16, 2002 in Gallipolis.

Born Sept. 20, 1910, he was a retired school teacher.

He is survived by his wife, Melissa Haydon of Columbus; two sons, Dr. Jack Haydon of Maysville,
Ky. and Joe (Ruthie) Haydon of Oak Hill; daughter-in-law, Marlene Haydon of Oak Hill; nine
grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was his wife, Ida (Babe) Haydon; a son, William Haydon; and
granddaughter, Carol Ann Haydon.

Dallas was an inspiration to many and wanted to be remembered in life, not death. Therefore, at
his request, there will be no services.
Theodore "Tedo" K. White
Died: Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Age: 87

Theodore "Tedo" K. White, 87, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Wednesday afternoon, May 15, 2002 at
Winchester Terrace Nursing Home.

Tedo was born Aug. 20, 1914 in Jackson and was an area resident until the 1970s, returning
three years ago. Tedo graduated from Jackson High School and attended Ohio University. He was
employed as a Division Manager with Columbia Gas. He attended the First Methodist Church in
Jackson and was a former member of Westbrook Country Club and the Elks Lodge. Tedo was a
veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Linda White; two daughters and sons-in-
law, Susan and Chuck Riepenhoff and Sandra and Tommy Johnson; four grandchildren,
Christopher White, Melissa White, Allison Riepenhoff and Meghann Riepenhoff. His wife, June
White, preceded him in death.
There will be no calling hours observed. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Park in Atlanta, Ga.
Wappner Funeral Directors of Mansfield assisted the family with arrangements.
Jerry L. (Grippo) Williams
Died: Tuesday, May 14, 2002
Age: 62

Jerry L. (Grippo) Williams, age 62 of Germantown passed away Tuesday May 14, 2002 at his
residence. Born July 19, 1939 in Jackson, the son of the late George M. and Alma (Ferguson)
Williams, Sr. He was a Distributor for Grippo Foods and a veteran of the US Army.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers George M. Williams, Jr., and Danny Williams; a
sister Martha Thomas.

Jerry is survived by his wife Mary, two sons Jerry M. Williams of Germantown,; Dean Williams of
Franklin; three daughters, Tammy (Ross) Brown of Middletown, Kim (Jay) Thiem of Middletown,
Debbie (Eddie) Woods of Louisville, Ky; three brothers, Robert of Jackson, John of Columbus, and
Tom of Pennsylvania; sister Alma Kimble of Wellston; 10 grandchildren, Matthew Williams, Dustin
and Kristen Brown, Jacob, Jeffrey, Rebecca Thiem, Angela Schneider, Jeremy, Joshua and
Jonathan Woods.

Funeral Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at Arpp and Root Funeral Home, Germantown.
Father John Civille officiating. Burial will be in Miami Valley Memory Gardens. The family will
receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family suggest if desired
memorial contributions be made to John XXIII Elementary School Building Fund, 3907 Central
Ave., Middletown, Ohio 45044 in Jerry's memory.
Lelah Mae Holzapfel
Died: Tuesday, May 14, 2002
Age: 78

Lelah Mae Holzapfel, 78 of Wellston, died at her home on Tuesday evening, May 14, 2002. She
was born in Wellston on July 27, 1923, daughter of the late William Albert and Verna DeWitt
Martin. She was a graduate of Wellston High School class of 1940.

She was a member of the Women's Society. She was also a member of the Flora and Fauna Club,
the Wellston Rose Society, the Wagon Wheelers Square Dance Club, past President of Ohio
Garden Clubs Tri-Cona-Forum and an active member of the Wellston Senior Citizens. She
enjoyed sewing, homemaking and baking.

Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Don Martin and her husband C.
Franklin Holzapfel in 1999, to who she was happily married for 58 years, and who was a member
of the Gem Bottling Company family.

Surviving relatives are: two daughters, Gloria Morris of Wellston, and Linda Apple of Columbus;
Five grandchildren, John (Elizabeth) piper, David (Donna) Morris, Robert Hardee, Mark Morris,
and Dawn Seey (Joseph) Morris; ten great Grandchildren; several nieces and nephews including
special niece Karen VanBibber of Logan; Brother-in-law Leonard A. (Garnetta) Holzapfel of
Wellston; two sisters-in-law Huberta Robb and Eileen Holzapfel of Wellston.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with Reverend
Glen Herman officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery. Friends may call at the
Jenkins Chapel on Thursday from two to four and six to eight p.m.

There will be a dinner at the Hope United Methodist Church for family and friends following the
burial. Memorials may be made in Lelah's memory to her church or to the Wellston Public Library.
Lester E. Armstrong
Died: Saturday, May 11, 2002
Age: 78

Lester E. Armstrong, age 78 of Oak Hill, formerly of Columbus, passed away on Saturday, May
11, 2002 at Chillicothe Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility.

Born January 16, 1924 in Cambridge, Ohio to the late Samuel and Bertha (Lemmon) Armstrong.
Lester worked for the Kroger Company in Jackson, had formerly been employed by Retail
Merchants Trucking and Central Aluminum in Columbus. He was a veteran of WWII in the U.S.
Air Force.

He is survived by a son, Larry (Sandra) Armstrong of Columbus; sister Gladys Armstrong of
Cambridge; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren; numerous nephews and nieces.

Lester was preceded in death by his wife Pauline (McFann) April 9, 1997; two brothers, William
Delbert and Raymond; four sisters, Thora, Thelma, Loretta and Vesta.

Funeral Service will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home,
Oak Hill, Ohio with Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home.
Dale R. Moore, Sr.
Died: Saturday, May 11, 2002
Age: 65

Dale R. Moore, Sr., 65, died May 11, 2002 at his home on Hollingshead Road, Wellston, Ohio at
12:17 p.m.

In loving memory of a special man that many people knew and loved -- he was a kind, caring,
understanding Christian man. He was an upstanding member of Church on the Move of Wellston.
He was born in Lancaster, Ohio and had resided in Wellston for about the past 20 years. He will
be dearly missed.

He is leaving behind a loving wife, Linda Moore of Wellston; three sons, Jimmy Moore of Bradnor,
Dale Moore Jr. of Wellston and Richard Moore of Newark; two daughters, Marie Johnson of
Bellefontaine and Hosanna Moore of Wellston; a special friend, Forrest Johnson of McArthur;
eight grandchildren, one grandchild-on-the-way, seven great-grandchildren; many nieces,
nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ellnice and Leo Moore; three brothers, Harry
Moore, Jerry Moore and Leo Moore; and two sisters, Josephine Young and Lois Moore.

Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 14, 6-8 p.m. at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, 120 W. Broadway
St., Wellston. Funeral services are set for Wednesday, May 15, 11 a.m. at the Church on the
Move, 901 S. Railroad St., Wellston, with Pastor David Collins officiating. The body will be taken
to the church one hour prior to services.
Brea Dawn Carriveau
Died: Friday, May 10, 2002

Brea Dawn Carriveau, infant daughter of David and Sherry (Newkirk) Carriveau, Bremen,
Indiana, passed away May 10, 2002 at Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, Indiana.

In addition to her parents, survivors include, two sisters, Cassie Essman, and Dominique
Carriveau of Bremen, Indiana; Maternal Grandparents, George and Janet Newkirk, Jackson, Ohio;
Maternal Great Grandmother, Olive Brown; Maternal Great Grandfather, Jack Brown, Wellston;
Paternal Grandparents, Maurice and Bonnie Carriveau, Bremen, Indiana and Paternal Great
Grandmother, Margaurite Wallace of Bremen, Indiana.

Graveside services were held Monday, May 13 at Salem Cemetery under the direction of the
Mayhew Funeral Home.
Margaret Anne Wires
Died: Thursday, May 09, 2002
Age: 66

Margaret Anne Wires, age 66, 3092 Clary Road, Jackson, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2002, at
home.

She was born Dec. 15, 1935 in Oak Hill to the late Othel and Ruth Heading Windon. She is
survived by husband, George Wires.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by son, Steve (Debbie) Wires of Jackson; 1
granddaughter, Madison; 1 grandson, Joshua and 1 brother, David Windon of Jackson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral with the Rev.
Cline Rawlins officiating. Burial in C. M. Cemetery. Calling hours were held 4 to 8 p.m., Friday,
May 10.
Opal Louise Harper
Died: Thursday, May 09, 2002
Age: 85

Opal Louise Harper, age 85, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2002 at Edgewood
Manor Nursing Facility in Wellston. She was born in Wellston, on Feb. 7, 1917 to the late Charles
and Winnie Jones Helm. She was former owner of Opal's Restaurant in Hamden and a former
employee of Hercules Trouser Co. in Wellston. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy in
Wellston, was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 371 of Wellston and was
a former volunteer at My Brother's Place.

She is survived by her sister, Mildred Hayburn of Wellston; brother-in-law, Melvin Ritchey of
Columbus and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Prunes" Harper'
brothers, Marion, Arnold and Gene Helm and sister Dorothy Webb Ritchey.

At the request of Mrs. Harper, her body was donated to the Ohio University College of
Osteopathic Medicine. Following cremation, burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Holzer Hospice of Jackson County, 16 North Ohio
Avenue, Wellston, Ohio 45692.

Funeral arrangements for Opal Harper are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home.
Norma L. Gunning
Died: Thursday, May 09, 2002

Norma L. Gunning of Columbus, Ohio passed away Thursday, May 9, 2002 at Mount Carmel East.
She was born September 26, 1921 in Vinton County, and was retired from the Internal Revenue
Service.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl E. Gunning; parents, Herman and Maude Brooks;
sister, Virginia (Brooks) Miller; and brother, Charles R. Brooks.

She is survived by her nephew, Richard M. Brooks and wife Dottie of Portsmouth; nieces, Patty
Brooks of North Augusta, S. C. and Linda (Brooks) Queen and husband John of Wellston; and
nephew William R. Miller and wife, Debbie of Columbus.

Arrangements are under the direction of J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston. Graveside services
were held Saturday May 11 at 2 p.m. at Hamden Cemetery in Hamden with Rev. A. B. Maloy
officiating.
Gerald Taylor
Died: Wednesday, May 08, 2002
Age: 83

Gerald Taylor, age 83, of Wellston, died Wednesday evening, May 8, 2002, at Edgewood Manor
Nursing Facility in Lucasville. He was born in Athens County on Sept. 28, 1918 to the late Leslie
and Garnett Napper Taylor. He was a retired self-employed truck operator. He was a proud army
veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post 476 of Wilkesville, the
VFW Post 8402 of Jackson and the Disabled American Veterans Jackson County Chapter 45.

He is survived by his children, Charles Taylor of Wellston, Jerry Taylor of Jackson, Judy
McWilliams of Wellston, Cheryl Caldwell of McArthur, Melody Peoples of McArthur, Lana Brown of
Tennessee, India Bateman of Tennessee, Terra Barrows of Wellston, Freddie Scurlock of Jackson
and Barbara Logan of Jackson; brother, Leslie Taylor of Wellston; sisters, Shirley Snyder of
Ewington, Margaret Radcliff of Ewington, Inez Bailey of Wellston, Avanelle Murray of Gainesville,
Fla.; and Janet Smith of Marion; uncle, Eddie Napper of Wellston; companion, Mary Taylor of
Wellston; 39 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sons, Roger Raymond and Donovin Lee;
daughter, Beulah "Bette" Dutcher and sister, Kathleen Marks and one granddaughter.

Calling hours were held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor
Maurice Napper officiating. Burial in the Curry Cemetery with military graveside services by
American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
Larry J. Edwards
Died: Monday, May 06, 2002
Age: 63

Larry J. Edwards, age 63, of Oak Hill, (Peniel area), passed away on Monday, May 6, 2002, at
Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. Born on Aug. 31, 1938, in Jackson County, to the late Russ
Edwards and Ruth (Evans) Edwards who survives. Larry retired from Piper Construction in Dayton
as an operating engineer, was a member of the Ohio Operating Engineers Union, and a graduate
of Cadmus High School class of `56 in Gallia County.

In addition to his mother Ruth, he is survived by two daughters, Tamara (Randy) Queen of
Worthington, and Angela (Mike) Skinner of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, Justin and
Jonathan Queen; two brothers, Jerry Edwards of Arizona and Donald Edwards of Centerville, and
mother of his daughters, Delena Edwards of Daytona Beach, Fla.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 9 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, 202 W.
Maple Ave., Oak Hill with the Rev. Cline Rawlins officiating. Interment will follow in C. M.
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Stanley Ervin
Died: Monday, May 06, 2002
Age: 67

Stanley Ervin, age 67, of Mulga Road, Wellston, passed away May 6, 2002, at Adena Regional
Medical Center in Chillicothe, due to kidney failure.
Stanley was born July 4, 1934 in Jackson, Ohio to Kenneth and Wilma (Norris) Ervin.

He is survived by his wife, Christine (Trosper); three sons, Terry (BJ), Kenneth (Sheila), and Stan
Jr. (Beth) Ervin; grandchildren, Justin, Courtney, Kristen, Jessica, Brian and Shane Ervin; one
great-grandchild, Zane Riley Ervin. Also surviving are brother, George (Wanda) Ervin of Delphos,
Ohio; and two brothers-in-law, Larry (Francis) Kelly and Bob (Trish) Trosper. Stanley also leaves
behind a very special friend of many years, Mike Darbyshire, of South Salem, Ohio and a host of
nieces and nephews.

Stanley was a one time employee of Kinsel's, Fred Rice Appliance of Jackson, EE Chambers
Department Store for 12 years, and Midland Grocery as a salesman for 12 years. He was a past
Democrat chairman and a long time member of the Board of Elections. He also served as Director
of Elections in Jackson County. He was a Wellston City School Board member from 1998-2001.
He retired from the State of Ohio, Dept. of Safety and Health on August 31, 1996.

Friends may call Wednesday, May 8, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, May 9 from 2 to
4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral will be Friday, May 10 at
11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. A. B. Maloy officiating. Burial will follow in Mount
Carmel Cemetery.
Daniel A. Evans
Died: Monday, May 06, 2002
Age: 62

Daniel A. Evans, 62, an artist, award-winning photographer and passionate nature lover, died of
lung cancer May 6, 2002, in Tallahassee., Fla. Evans was a photographer in the advertising
department of the Tallahassee Democrat. Before that, he had served as a photographer in the
U.S. Army, owned small businesses and been purchasing manager at a large company.

Friends and relatives say Evans has left the world a better place, as a talented artist, a high-
energy and loyal friend and a revered role model in his family.

"What better example could any of us ask for?" his niece, Megan Riegel, said in a letter to him a
few days before he died.

Evans was born in Jackson, Ohio, and graduated from Jackson High School, where he was an
outstanding football player. He went to Fairmont State College in Fairmont, W. Va., on a football
scholarship and majored in marine biology.

He was a photographer, sculptor and designer in wood and metal. He had been president of the
Jackson, Ohio, Chamber of Commerce, and he was a founding member of the Southern Hills Arts
Council in Ohio.

"Your art will be treasured for generations," Riegel wrote him. "Not many in this world can pass
along a part of themselves that can actually be seen or felt."

Evans was also known for immense enjoyment of everything outdoors, from rivers, woods,
beaches, flowers and wildlife to outdoor sports like bicycling, boating and diving.

His survivors include his wife, Sandra Simmons Evans, Havana, Fla.; a daughter, Deidre Evans of
Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a son, Morgan Evans of Havana; two sisters, Martha Murphy and Janet
Riegel, both of Jackson, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. His parents, D. Austin Evans and
Mary Monahan Evans, and a third sister, Molly Lyons, preceded him in death.

Memorial services are planned in Wakulla County, Florida, and later in Jackson, Ohio.
Arrangements are by Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee.

The family requests that instead of sending flowers, friends consider making donations to
Hospice, the American Cancer Society or Apalachicola Bay & Riverkeeper Inc., in Eastpoint, Fla.
Larry J. Edwards
Died: Monday, May 06, 2002
Age: 63

Larry J. Edwards, age 63, of Oak Hill, passed away Monday, May 6, 2002 at Holzer Medical
Center Gallipolis.

He is survived by his mother Ruth Edwards of Oak Hill; two daughters, Tammy (Randy) Queen of
Worthington and Angela (Mike) Skinner of Daytona, Fla; two grandchildren Justin and Jonathan
Queen; two brothers, Jerry Edwards of Ariz. and Donald Edwards of Centerville. He was preceded
in death by his father Russ Edwards.

Arrangements are pending with Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Home
Dorthea DeCocq
Died: Monday, May 06, 2002

Dorthea "Dottie" Pratt DeCocq, formerly of State Street in Jackson, passed away on Monday, May
6, 2002, at Wyngate of Jackson Assisted Living. She was born in Lackey, Kentucky on December
9, 1924. She was the youngest of six children born to Miles M. and Ella (Huff) Pratt.

In 1976, she retired as an executive secretary from Oak Ridge Laboratories (A.E.C) in Oak Ridge,
Tennessee and earlier worked for the A.E.C. in Paducah, Kentucky. After retiring from Union
Carbide, she became a registered nurse while living in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Dorthea moved to Jackson in 1997. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson and
before was a regular attendee of the Tuesday Bible study group at Calvary United Methodist
Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Henry "Hank" W. DeCocq of Exerter, Missouri; her
parents; brother, John Wesley Pratt; sisters, Aleatha (infant), Lucy Calvert, Ruth Craig, and
Golda Malloy.

Dorthea is survived by her daughter Diana Morgan of Cleveland, Tenn.; step-son, James E.
Lankford of Hamlet, North Carolina; many nieces and nephews including Lana Cherrington of
Jackson.

Viewing will be Wednesday, May 8th from 4-8 p.m. with services at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home on Thursday, May 9th. Burial will be at the Medway Cemetery in Medway, Ohio following
the service.
Beaulah (Bette) Lynn Dutcher
Died: Friday, May 03, 2002
Age: 54

Beulah (Bette) Lynn Dutcher, 54, of Groveport, Ohio, died Friday morning, May 3, 2002 at Mt.
Carmel Hospital following several years of failing health.

Bette was born in Vinton County on Sept. 24, 1947 to Gerald and Thelma McKinniss Taylor. She
lived her childhood and young adult years in Vinton and Jackson County. Bette was a homemaker
and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister.

She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Dutcher of Groveport and the following children:
Susan Romaine of Columbus; Marvin Dutcher, James T. Dutcher, Charles (Freddie) Dutcher Jr.,
all of Groveport; and Debbie Rollins and John Rinehart, formerly of Jackson. Also surviving are 12
grandchildren, and Bette's mother, Thelma West of Wellston.

Brothers and sisters include: Jerry (Brenda) Taylor of Jackson, Charles (Maryann) Taylor, Judy
(Harley M.) McWilliams, Terra (Gary) Barrows of Wellston, Cheryl (Michael) Caldwell and Melody
(Johnny) Peoples of McArthur, India (Marvin) Bateman and Lana Brown of Tennessee; plus two
half-sisters, Freddie Scurlock and Barbara Logan, both of Jackson.

She also leaves a large number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that will
miss her very much.

Bette was preceded in death by an infant son; a brother, Roger Taylor; grandparents, Leslie and
Garnet Taylor, and Joseph and Hulda McKinniss; and also a special step-father, Charles E. West.

Bette's father, Gerald Taylor of Wellston, passed away on May 8, only a few days after her. He
was the son of Garnet and Leslie Taylor.

Funeral services and interment were held on May 6 in Groveport.
David Michael Laverack
Died: Wednesday, May 01, 2002

David Michael Laverack was stillborn on May 1, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. He was
the son of Michael Laverack and Tammy Copley of Wellston. Arrangements by Jenkins Funeral
Chapel, Wellston.
Jerry Wayne Hutchison
Died: Wednesday, May 01, 2002
Age: 50

Jerry Wayne Hutchison, age 50, of Lee Ave., Jackson, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2002 at
Holzer Medical Center Jackson. Born May 11, 1951, in Portsmouth, he was the son of the late
Ben and Jean Levering Hutchison, Jr.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Susan Hutchison.

Jerry was a 1969 graduate of Jackson High School and since that time has been employed as a
press operator at Meridian Automotive Systems (formerly Goodyear Aerospace). He was an avid
hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his companion, Belle Gilliland of Jackson; stepmother, Iva Lou Simpson
Hutchison of Jackson; daughters, Cindy (Mike) Moore of Jackson and Kyla Hutchison of Oak Hill;
son David Gilliland, of Jackson; sister, Cathy Denny of Jackson; brothers, Dennis Hutchison of
Birmingham, Alabama; Benny Hutchison of Jackson, and grandson, Trey Michael Moore.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
The funeral is set for 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Boggs
officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Mary Catherine Parks
Died: Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Age: 90

Mary Catherine Parks, 90 of South Daytona Beach, Florida, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 3
p.m. at the Mariner Health Care Center in Port Orange, Fla., where she had been a resident four
years.
Miss Parks was born Nov. 22, 1911 in Jackson, Ohio to Oscar and Bessie King Parks. She lived
most of her life in Circleville and Washington C. H. before moving to South Daytona Beach 18
years ago.

She was a graduate of Jackson High School, received her teaching certificate from Rio Grande
College and her Bachelors in Education from Ohio University. Before her retirement, she was an
elementary school teacher for over thirty years in Jackson County and Circleville

Miss Parks was a member of the Church of Christ in Jackson County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Melvin Parks and two sisters, Martha Parks
and Marguerite Bellamy.

Miss Parks is survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond and Frances Parks of South
Daytona Beach, Fla; and Norman and Jean Parks of Washington C. H.; four sisters and brothers-
in-law, Mae and Kenneth Hughes and Eula and Robert Lambert, all of Washington C. H., Marileen
and William Voltz of Myrtle Beach, S. C. and Margie and James Hughes of Frankfort; a sister-in-
law, Anna Parks of Washington C. H. and several nieces and nephews

The funeral was held Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m., at the Judy Chapel in Washington Cemetery
with the Rev. Larry Parks officiated. Burial followed in Washington Cemetery. Friends called at
the Judy Chapel one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington C. H.
James Saunders
Died: Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Age: 88

James Saunders, age 88, of South Wisconsin Avenue, Wellston, passed away April 30, 2002 in
Spartenburg, South Carolina. Born July 6, 1913 in Mercerville, Ohio to the late Herbert and
Elizabeth Saunders. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Sheets Saunders.

He is survived by daughters, Kathy (Bill) Smith and Mary Gibson of Spartenburg, S. C.; Jody
(Dwayne) Wilson of Myers Flat, California; sister, Edith Hacelett of Pittsburgh, Penn,; brother,
Lee Saunders of Orlando, Fla. and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call on Friday, May 3 at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston from 6 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 4 at the funeral home with the Rev. A. B. Maloy
officiating. Burial will be in Hamden Cemetery.
M. Kay Fields
Died: Monday, April 29, 2002

On Monday, April 29, 2002, at 9:35 a.m., Kay Fields, a much loved sister, aunt and friend, won
her battle with cancer and finished her course (II Timothy 4: 7-8). We did not lose her because
we know where she is, safe in the arms of Jesus (II Corinthians 5: 8).

She was born June 10, 1940, in Lawrence County to the late Marshall Sylvester and Mary Louise
Munyan Fields. Kay was a member of the New Vision Outreach Church.

She is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy (Jack) Collins, Chillicothe, and Margery
(Pat) DeMarco, Ft. Myers, Fla.; nephews, J. C. Collins and Jerry Collins, both of Chillicothe, and
Richard Oney, Ft. Myers; nieces, Jana Collins, Chillicothe and Erin Stevens, Montana; and several
great-nieces and great-nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Margery Munyan.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Haller Funeral Home, with
Pastor J. C. Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. Friends may call
Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to
Adena Hospice, 111 W. Water Street, Chillicothe 45601.

Revelations 21: 4 "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall be no
more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former
things are passed away."
William Foster, Sr.
Died: Monday, April 29, 2002
Age: 72

William "Bill" Edwards Foster, Sr., age 72, of Route 776, Jackson, passed away Monday, April 29,
2002, at Four Winds Nursing facility. He was born April 14, 1930, in Jackson, Ohio. He was
predeceased by his parents, Harley Cleveland and Minnie Mae (Tilley) Foster; his wife, Molly Mae
(Culwell) Foster and several brothers and sisters.

Bill was a lifetime member of the DAV, was retired from the former Hercules Trouser Company,
where he was a night watchman, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Korean Conflict.

He is survived by three sons, William Edward (Marilyn) Foster, Jr., Ricky Lee Foster, and Michael
Timothy (Mary) Foster, all of Jackson; daughter, Debra Faye Carter of Jackson; one brother,
Melvin W. Foster of Springfield, Ohio; three sisters/nieces, Rosalee Blanton of Dayton, Wanda
Seel of Lagrange, and Shirley Stover of Jackson; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren
and one "adopted" daughter, Cheryl Kripas of Springfield; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Thursday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to the time of the
service at 2 p.m. Pastor Rondall Walker will officiate and burial will follow in the Bethel Ridge
Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Disabled American Veterans,
Jackson County Chapter 45.
Julia Davis
Died: Sunday, April 28, 2002
Age: 91

Julia Alveretta Davis, age 91, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2002 at Jenkins
Memorial Nursing Facility in Wellston. Born Feb. 22, 1911, in Kentucky, to the late Ben and Lena
Roberts Fox. She was a former cook in the Wellston area and a volunteer at My Brother's Place
for several years.

She is survived by children, Virginia (Walter) Martin of Wellston, David Coleman (Barbara) Davis
of Florida; Keith (Evelyn) Davis of Wellston, Judith Davis Rose of Wellston and Gary (Connie)
Davis of Hamden; three sisters, two brothers; 24 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 15
great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Eugene; one grandchild and one
great- grandchild.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 1 at 11 a.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home with the
Rev. Glen Herman officiating. Burial in Ridgewood Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from
2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Cynthia Blanton
Died: Saturday, April 27, 2002
Age: 42
Cynthia Blanton, age 42, Barthman Ave., Columbus, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2002,
at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Gallia County, Ohio, on August 17,
1959.

She is survived by her parents, Curtis Blanton of Oak Hill and Marjorie 'Alean' (Vaughn) Blanton
of Jackson; step-mother, Lida Ann Blanton, deceased; two brothers, Randy Blanton and Dwayne
Blanton, both of Columbus; two step-brothers, Charles Coon of Patriot, Ohio; and Roy Allen Coon
of Wellston; two sisters, Beverly Blanton of Jackson and Shenna Blanton of Piketon; six step-
sisters, Glenna Klontz, deceased; Pauline Donaldson of Venus, Florida; Minnie Hicks of
Springfield, Nancy French and Phyllis Steward, both of Oak Hill, Helen Weiner of Wellston; two
sister-in-law, Dorthy Blanton of Columbus, and Karen Blanton of Masillon, Ohio; nieces, Brandy
Lee Blanton, Lois Alean Blanton, Michelle Lorrine Blanton, Brittany Nichole Blanton and Lisa Marie
Wiles; nephews, Christopher Dwayne Blanton and David Michael Wiles.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson on Tuesday, April 30, from 4 to 8 p.m.,
where services were held on Wednesday, May 1, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Calahan Blanton
officiating. Burial followed in Real Friends Cemetery.
Cynthia Blanton
Died: Saturday, April 27, 2002
Age: 42

Cynthia Blanton, age 42, Barthman Ave., Columbus, Ohio, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2002,
at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Gallia County, Ohio, on August 17,
1959.

She is survived by her parents, Curtis Blanton of Oak Hill and Marjorie (Vaughn) Blanton of
Jackson; two brothers, Randy Blanton of Columbus and Dwayne Blanton of Reynoldsburg; two
sisters, Beverly Blanton of Jackson and Shenna Blanton of Piketon; nieces, Brandy Lee Blanton,
Lois Alean Blanton, Michelle Lorrine Blanton, Brittany Nichole Blanton and Lisa Marie Wiles;
nephews, Christopher Dwayne Blanton and David Michael Wiles.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Jackson on Tuesday, April 30, from 4 to 8 p.m.,
where services will be held on Wednesday, May 1, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Calahan Blanton
officiating. Burial will follow in Real Friends Cemetery.
Charles Stemshorn
Died: Thursday, April 25, 2002
Age: 84

Charles Holzer Stemshorn, age 84, of Harris Street, Jackson passed away Thursday, April 25,
2002 at Four Winds Nursing Facility. Born February 13, 1918 in Oak Hill, he was the son of the
late John Frederick and Mollie Marshall Stemshorn. His sister Elfreda Stemshorn also preceded
him in death. Charles retired from the United States Postal Service after 32 years as a mail
carrier. He was a WWII Army veteran and was a Purple Heart recipient. He was a member of the
American Legion, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45 and was a 54-year member of Elks
Lodge #466. He was an avid golfer and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Helen Ward
Stemshorn; his daughter and son-in-law Sandra and David Fais of Columbus; his son and
daughter-in-law John Frederick and Melanie Stemshorn of Greenville, S.C.; and four
grandchildren, Chad Fais of Columbus, Heidi (Jay) Fais Ford of Westwood, N. J., and Joshua
Stemshorn and Cory Stemshorn of Greenville, S.C.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2002 at Eisnaugle- Lewis Funeral Home
where the funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 29 with Rev. George
Copus officiating. Burial will follow in Horeb Cemetery with graveside services conducted by
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 45. An Elks memorial service will be conducted on Sunday
evening at 7 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral home.
Lynn E. Crabtree
Died: Thursday, April 25, 2002
Age: 56

Lynn E. Crabtree, age 56, of Jones Street, Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2002 at
Holzer Medical Center-Jackson's Emergency Room. Born February 8, 1946 in Blackfork to the late
Elbert and Margaret Ervin Jones.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Crabtree; son, Bryan Crabtree and a daughter Sharon
Delaney, both of Oak Hill; 2 brothers, Brinton Jones of Grand Forks, North Dakota; and Merodith
Jones of Blackfork; 5 sisters, Colleen Bigony and Deanna Storch of Columbus, Lorrie Hammond of
Gallia, Bonnie Puchacz of Texas and Rita Howard of Oak Hill.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held Sunday April 27, 2002 at 1 p.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home
with Rev. Cline Rawlins. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in C.
M. Cemetery, Oak Hill.
Gary George Rose
Died: Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Age: 63

Gary George Rose, age 63, of Hamden, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2002, at his
residence. He was born Feb. 18, 1939 in Vinton County, daughter of the late Raymel and Eutura
Louise Husan Rose. He was a carpenter and a member of the Carpenter's Union of West Virginia.
He was a graduate of Hamden High School and an Army Veteran serving in Korea. He converted
to Christ in 1973.

He is survived by sons, Anthony G. (Judy Ann) Rose and Gary T. (Kimberly Ann) Rose, both of
Hamden; two granddaughters, Kelcie Rose and Ashley Rose; step-mother, Twila Graves Rose of
McArthur; sisters, Gayle (Charles) Young of McArthur; Sharon (Robert) Thompson of Columbus
and Tammy (Scott) Hughes of Piketon; brothers, Robert (Sue) Rose of Wellston, Richard
(Lavania) Rose and Timothy Rose, both of McArthur; step-sister, Sue (David) Massie of Wellston.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Jean Rose.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 1 p.m., April 27, at the Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur
with Brother James Eberts officiating. Burial was in Elk Cemetery.
William K. Cooper
Died: Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Age: 46

William Keith Cooper, age 46, of Portsmouth, died Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at the Southern
Ohio Medical Center emergency room. He was born August 26, 1955 in Gallipolis to Jean Lloyd
Cooper of Rio Grande and the late William Leslie Cooper.

Keith was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate from Gallia-Academy High
School, the University of Rio Grande, Ohio University and Miami University-Harvard; specializing
in political science and international relations.

He was a teacher at Harvest Christian Academy High School in South Portsmouth, Ky, and a
professor at Shawnee State University, and a former instructor at Miami University and the
University of Rio Grande.

He was a licensed pilot and formerly with the Civil Air Patrol, and a member of the Cardiff Welsh
Club.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Loretta Jean Bryant Cooper and a three year old
son, Ethan William Cooper. The funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian
Church with Rev. Evan Fisher officiating. A graveside service will be 3 p.m. at Mound Hill
Cemetery in Gallipolis. Friends may call at Brant Funeral Home in Portsmouth from 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursday. An educational fund has been established at Oak Hill Banks for Ethan William Cooper.
Ethel Jones
Died: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Age: 91

Ethel Jones, age 91, formerly of Price Switch Road, Jackson, passed away Tuesday, April 23,
2002, at Four Winds Nursing Facility, Jackson.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, with
the Rev. Elza Green officiating. Friends called two hours prior to the service. Burial followed in
Fairmount Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Rie Martins
Died: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Age: 58

Rie Martins, are 58, of Route 93, Jackson, passed away April 23, 2002, at the University of
Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky. She was born in Japan on Jan. 2, 1944.

She is survived by a close friend and companion, Herman Tiller, of Jackson.

Friends may call at the Clay Baptist Church Friday, April 26, from 10 to 11 a.m., where services
will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Burton Neace officiating. Burial will follow in C. M.
Cemetery, Oak Hill, Ohio.

Arrangements under the direction of the Mayhew Funeral Home.
Mendell H. Davis
Died: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Age: 86

Mendell Harlan Davis, age 86, Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at Holzer Medical
Center in Gallipolis. Born May 5, 1915 in Jackson County, to the late William P. and Margaret J.
(Smathers) Davis. Mendell retired from A. P. Green Refactories after 46 years of service.

He is survived by his wife G. Evelyn (Miller) Davis; five children, Glenna (Jack) Coyan of Jackson,
John L. (Marsha) Davis of Xenia, Carolyn (Bill) Haines of Oak Hill, Gilda (Paul) Sites of Jackson
and Marsha (Dave) Warne of Chillicothe; six grandsons, Mark, Eric, Paul II, Mike, Thad and
Adam; six granddaughters, Crystal, Andrea, Jeanne, Michele, Bronwyn and Breanne; nine great-
grandchildren, Jonathan, Josh, Jaclyn, Morgan, Evan, Alexandra, Arianna, Bryce and Connor.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held on April 25, 11 a.m. at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill
with the Rev. Jeff Smith officiating. Interment followed in C. M. Cemetery. Friends called from 6
to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Donald C. Howell
Died: Tuesday, April 23, 2002
Age: 76

Donald C. Howell, age 76 of Oak Hill, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at Four Winds
Nursing Facility, Jackson. Born on October 19, 1925 in Pyro to the late Wells and Ethel (Miller)
Howell. Don was a retired Lineman for the Buckeye Rural Electric Co. for 40 years a member of
Portland Lodge No. 366 of F & A.M., a charter member of the Margaret Ann Pool Board and a
former Oak Hill Village Council Member

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Eva (Lewis); 2 sons, Brian C. (Clarissa) Howell of Oak Hill
and Jason B. (Michelle) Howell of Jackson; daughter Sally (Daniel) Johnson of West St. Paul,
Minnesota; five grandchildren, Gretchen, Colin, Evan, Shane and Mason; brother Clay Howell of
Jackson; sister Enid Miller of Stockdale, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by 2 brothers, Leroy and Wayne.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2002 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home,
Oak Hill with Rev. Douglas Thompson and Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Interment will follow in
C. M. Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home with a
Masonic Service. Graveside Military Service conducted by the D.A.V.
Donald Lackey
Died: Monday, April 22, 2002
Age: 78

Donald Lackey, age 78, of Dickason Street, Jackson, passed away Monday, April 22, 2002 at
Holzer Senior Care Center, Gallipolis.

He was born November 22, 1923 in Jackson County.

He was predeceased by his parents, Oliver and Estill Lackey Eaton. Mr. Lackey was self-employed
as a greenhouse operator and was a WWII Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Pat (Fleming) Lackey; two sons, Robert Baker of New York and James
Michael Flint of Kentucky; four daughters, Lisa Pulliza of New York and James Michael Flint of
Kentucky; four daughters, Lisa Pulliza of New York, Diana McGhee of Brainbridge, Marsha Tippier
and Shelia Reed of Columbus; one brother, James Eaton of Washington D. C. and one sister,
Dorothy Watts of Indiana; 28 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home Tuesday, April 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8
p.m., where services will be held Wednesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. with Dr. Frank G. Steyn
officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted
by the Disabled American Veterans, Jackson County Chapter 45.
Donald Lackey
Died: Sunday, April 21, 2002
Age: 78

Donald Lackey, age 78, of Dickason Street, Jackson, passed away Sunday, April 21, at Holzer
Senior Care Center, Gallipolis. He was born November 22, 1923 in Jackson County.

He was predeceased by his parents, Oliver and Estill Lackey Eaton. Mr. Lackey was self-employed
as a greenhouse operator and was a WWII Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Pat (Fleming) Lackey; four daughters, Diana McGhee of Bainbridge,
Marsha Trippier, Sheila Reed, both of Columbus, and Lisa Pulizzi of New York; two sons, Robert
Baker of New York and James Michael Fleming of Kentucky; one brother, James Eaton of
Washington D. C.; one sister, Dorothy Watts of India; 28 grandchildren and eight great-
grandchildren.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home Tuesday, April 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.,
where services were held Wednesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. with Dr. Frank G. Steyn officiating.
Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery. Military graveside services were conducted by the
Disabled American Veterans, Jackson County Chapter 45.
Donald Lackey
Died: Sunday, April 21, 2002
Age: 78

Donald Lackey, age 78, of Dickason Street, Jackson, passed away Sunday, April 21, at Holzer
Senior Care Center, Gallipolis. He was born November 22, 1923 in Jackson County.

He was predeceased by his parents, Oliver and Estill Lackey Eaton. Mr. Lackey was self-employed
as a greenhouse operator and was a WWII Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Pat (Fleming) Lackey; four daughters, Lisa Pulizzi of New York and
James Michael Flint of Kentucky; four daughters, Diana McGhee of Bainbridge, Marsha Trippier,
Sheila Reed, both of Columbus, and Lisa Pulizzi of New York; two sons, Robert Baker of New York
and James Michael Fleming of Kentucky; one brother, James Eaton of Washington D. C.; one
sister, Dorothy Watts of India; 28 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Friends called at the Mayhew Funeral Home Tuesday, April 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.,
where services were held Wednesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. with Dr. Frank G. Steyn officiating.
Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery. Military graveside services were conducted by the
Disabled American Veterans, Jackson County Chapter 45.
Katherine Nellie Burns
Died: Sunday, April 21, 2002
Age: 72

Katherine Nellie Burns, age 72, Glade Road, Jackson, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2002 at
Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. She was born September 24, 1929.

She was predeceased by her parents, Claude and Nancy Lemon McGinnis; her husband, Edward
Burns and three sons, Larry, Chester and Jack.

She is survived by four sons, Danny Burns and Bob Burns of Jackson, Mike Burns of Texas and
Gary Burns of Waverly; one daughter, Nancy Cantrell of Minford; two brothers, Henry McGinnis
of Tennessee and William McGinnis of Michigan; one sister, Susie Toblin of Michigan; 12
grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held graveside Thursday, April 25, at 11 a.m. at the Bethesda Cemetery
with Rev. Jack Hughes officiating.
Randall D. Grant
Died: Saturday, April 20, 2002
Age: 46

Randall David Grant, 46, of Bidwell, Ohio (Evergreen Community), died Saturday, April 20, 2002
at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. He was born Dec. 14, 1955 in Gallipolis, son of Robert Grant
of Vinton and Vivian Grant of Gallipolis.

David was a 1973 graduate of North Gallia High School. He was a carpenter foreman for the Atlas
Scaffolding Company of Charleston, W. Va., where he had been employed for 25 years. He was a
member of the Carpenters Union Local #650, Pomeroy; the BPOE Lodge #107 and the St. Louis
Catholic Church, Gallipolis.

David enjoyed carpentry and woodworking as well as the weaving of handcrafted rugs. He was
the inventor and patent holder of "the cutting machine" used by craftsmen who make hand-
woven rugs.

He married Becky Skidmore on Feb. 14 and she survives, with one son, Christopher David
Skidmore of Bidwell and his fiance', Amy Hauldren, Gallipolis.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers and three sisters: Dale and Debbie
Grant of Vinton; Bruce and Debbie Grant of Bidwell; Diane and Dave Browning of Charlotte, N.C.;
Chris Wooldridge of Ray; Esther and Mark Roberts of Vinton. Also surviving are maternal
grandmother, Lucille Mulford of Cheshire; several nieces, nephews and two special nieces, Kelly
and Katie Ratliff.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, R. S. Grant and Estell Warfield Grant;
maternal grandfather, Dale Mulford; mother and father-in-law, Warren and Mary Alice Skidmore.

A Mass of Christian Burial was set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the St. Louis Catholic Church,
Gallipolis, with Monsignor William R. Myers officiating, and burial to follow in the Skidmore family
cemetery, Evergreen. Calling hours were set for Monday, 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the McCoy-Moore
Funeral Home, Vinton. Pallbearers for the funeral service were to be Dale and Bruce Grant, Diane
Browning, Esther Roberts, Chris Wooldridge, Chris Tackett, Eric Skidmore and Jeff McAvena.
John E. Beatty
Died: Friday, April 19, 2002
Age: 53

John E. Beatty, 53, of Jisco West Road, Jackson, Ohio, died unexpectedly Friday, April 19, 2002
at his home.

Born March 5, 1949 in Jackson, he was the son of John R. and June Leona Swan Beatty who
preceded him in death. In addition to his parents, his grandson, Christopher Michael Beatty, also
preceded him in death.

John was a member of the Jackson Moose and Eagles lodges, was a social member of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars and was an avid Cleveland Browns fan.

He is survived by his wife, Robin L. Osborn Beatty; children, Angela (Keith) Allen, John E. (Kelli)
Beatty, Jr., and Stacy (Aaron) Riley, all of Jackson; sisters, Carol Smith and Nancy Waters of
Jackson, and Patricia Tedrow of Wellston; grandchildren, Jonathan Robert Allen, Summer Dawn
Allen, Jenelle Marie Allen, Tara Lynn Beatty, John Edwin Beatty III, Joshua Andrew Beatty, Jace
Braiden Beatty, Kaylee Shaye Riley, Kasey Renae Riley and Eston Michael Riley; and numerous
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Calling hours were set for 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson. Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Jack Hughes officiating, and
burial to follow in Hanna Cemetery.
Hazel Ruth Schellenger
Died: Friday, April 19, 2002
Age: 85

Hazel Ruth Schellenger, age 85, of The Davis Home, Oak Hill, Ohio, formerly of Cardington, died
early April 19, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center -- Jackson. She was born August 30, 1916, in
Pennsboro, W. Va. to the late Charles U. and Lucy (Poling) Ramsey.

She had been a member of the Cardington United Methodist Church, Reveille Club and a Hospital
Auxiliary Violet Twig member. Ruth had worked as a Dental Assistant and had been a
homemaker.
On July 9, 1938, in Jackson, Ohio she married Heber L. Schellenger. He preceded her in death
January 5, 1980.

She is survived by a sister, Catherine Carlisle of Jackson. Also by eight nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Arnold and
by brothers Bill and Glenn Ramsey.

Friends may call Tuesday, April 23, 2002 from noon to 2 p.m. at Gompf Funeral Home in
Cardington, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Pastor John Jackson will officiate and
burial will be in Glendale Cemetery.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Cardington First United
Methodist Church, 300 South Marion Street, Cardington, Ohio 43315.

Gompf Funeral Home is located at 440 South Center Street, Cardington, Ohio, (417)864-9045.
Anna Leach
Died: Thursday, April 18, 2002
Age: 74

Anna Marie "Annie" Leach, age 74 of Wellston, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2002, at her
residence. She was born Sept. 27, 1927 in Paintsville, Ky. She was a homemaker. She attended
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and was an avid bingo player.

She is survived by daughters, Patty (Ron) Manring, West Jefferson and Michelle (Shawn) Jenkins,
Jamestown; sons, Steve (Tiffany Adkins) Leach of Wellston and Jim (Lisa) Leach of Jackson;
grandchildren, Ryan Leach, Michelle Leach, J. T. Leach, Korey Leach, Lauren Jenkins and Joshua
Jenkins.

She was preceded in death by mother, Agnes Harris; husband, James Leach and daughter
Pamela Leach.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home with Father
Donald Maroon officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery. Calling hours will be held
Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mary Gladys Miller
Died: Thursday, April 18, 2002
Age: 91

Mary Gladys Miller, age 91 of Kokeen Rd., Oak Hill, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2002 in
Heartland of Jackson. Born on May 17, 1911 in Gallia County, Ohio, to the late Ed and Bertha
(Phillips) Farney. Gladys was a member of the Peniel Church in Gallia County.

She is survived by sons, Ralph (Zue) Miller of Oak Hill, Dale (Anna) Miller of Oak Hill, Gale Miller
of Columbus, Rus (Kay) Miller of Oak Hill; daughters, Cynthia (Joe) Dailey of Bidwell, Bertha
(Leo) Carter of Oak Hill, Becky (Danny) Wallace of Columbus, Sue Hickman of Pataskala;
numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Hobert
(Louise) Farney of Napa, Indiana; sisters, Opal Wasmer of Oak Hill, Jean (Quentin) Hale of
Canton, and Jessie Halley of Circleville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Miller in 1971; a
son, Bob Farney and brother, Dan Farney.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 21 at 1 p.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home with
the Rev. Cline Rawlins officiating. Interment will follow in Gallia Baptist Cemetery, Patriot. Friends
and family may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Michael McCormick
Died: Thursday, April 18, 2002
Age: 31

Michael Anthony McCormick, age 31 of Jackson, and formerly of Gallipolis, passed away
Thursday, as the result of an automobile accident near Jackson. Born Aug. 26, 1970 in Gallipolis,
Michael was a graduate of Gallia Academy High School and was employed by Zachry Construction
Co., Wilkesville, Ohio. An avid horseman, he was recently nominated to be a national judge at
the 82nd Chase Futurity National Fox Hunt to be held in Granada, Mississippi.

Michael is survived by his wife, Kate Elberfeld McCormick and his children, Jacob and Hannah
McCormick of Jackson; his parents Jeri (Jim) Alley of Gallipolis and Pat McCormick of Jackson;
sisters, J. Nichole McCormick of Columbus and Jamie and Jessica Allie of Gallipolis; grandparents,
Polly and Ralph McCormick and Buddy and Lou Jones of Jackson; great-grandmother, Blanche
Phillips of Jackson; mother and father-in-law, Steve and Beverly Elberfeld of Gallipolis; brother
and sister-in-law, Jack and Rebecca Hoge of New Knoxville, Ohio; and several aunts, uncles and
cousins.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home where the
service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday with the Rev. John Jackson officiating. Burial will
follow in the McCormick Family Cemetery.
William L. Metzler
Died: Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Age: 73

William L. "Nig" Metzler, age 73 of Oak Hill, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 in Arbors
at Gallipolis. He was born on Aug. 28, 1928 in Oak Hill, to the late Lonnie and Gertrude (Smith)
Metzler. Bill retired from the Davis Brick Yard in Oak Hill and attended the Trinity Wesleyan
Church. A member of Oak Hill Senior Citizens and enjoyed helping at Oak Hill football games as a
yard marker.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas L. (Freda) Metzler of Oak Hill and William Michael Metzler of
Gallipolis; three granddaughters, Stephanie and Courtney Metzler of Oak Hill, Michelle Metzler of
Gallipolis; grandson, Michael Dustin Metzler of Oak Hill; two great-grandchildren, Cory and Lilly
Clonch of Gallipolis and many friends and other family members.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lola (Wallace) on Jan. 23, 1988;
two sisters, Dorothy Taylor and Helen Taylor.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 21 at 4 p.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home
with the Rev. Fred Crabtree and Rev. Herman Stewart, officiating. Interment will follow in C. M.
Cemetery. Friends and family may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.
Robert Calvin Ritchie
Died: Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Age: 81

Robert Calvin Ritchie, 81, of Chillicothe, died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at the
Adena Regional Medical Center.

He was born March 8, 1921, in Jackson, to the late Calvin and Sarah Willis Ritchie. He was
married July 29, 1942, to Betty L. Kelly, who died July 3, 2000.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Ruhama and James Proctor of Chillicothe and Jamie
and Dwight Watson, of Crawfordsville, Ind.; four grandchildren, Keri Young and her husband
Josh, Andrew Proctor and Matthew and Evan Watson; sister-in-law, Julia Ritchie, of Oklahoma;
and nephews, George, Robert and John Ritchie.

Robert Calvin was a retired special agent with the Hamilton Mutual Insurance Company of
Cincinnati. An accomplished jazz musician, Bob shared his love of music with his late brother,
Edwin Ritchie. Upon graduation from high school, Bob attended Rio Grande College, later
transferring to Ohio University, where he received a music scholarship. A life-long Presbyterian
and 50 year member of the Masons, Robert also served in the Army Air Force during World War
II. Bob was known as a terrific story teller with an incomparable sense of humor. In addition to
his deep love for his family, especially his wife Betty, Bob possessed a special fondness for the
people of Jackson County, where he spent most of his young life.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston. Friends may
call at the Ware Funeral Home in Chillicothe from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Terry N. Woodruff
Died: Wednesday, April 17, 2002
Age: 56

Terry N. Woodruff, age 56 of Oak Hill, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at his
residence. Born on January 21, 1946 in Oak Hill to the late Orville Woodruff and Myrtle (Snyder)
Woodruff who survives. Terry was a former employee of Cambridge Industries in Jackson and a
veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an active member of the Trinity Wesleyan Church, serving as
Sunday School Superintendent and a member of the Gideons International. Also a graduate of
Oak Hill High School class of 1964.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years Judith (Hale) Woodruff; two daughters, Julie (Darren)
Maple of Oak Hill and Tamala (Jonathan) Lindner of McArthur; mother Myrtle of Oak Hill; three
brothers, Leonard "Jack" (Marlene) Woodruff of Chillicothe and Arnold (Edna) Woodruff of
Columbus, and Ronald Woodruff of Oak Hill; sister Phyllis (Billy) Crabtree of Groveport;
grandchildren, Megan and Curtis Lindner of McArthur and Kayleigh and Karley Jo Maple of Oak
Hill; also several cousins, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda (Woodruff) Callahan.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2002 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill, with Fred Crabtree and Rev. Herman Stewart officiating. Internment will follow in
C. M. Cemetery. Friends and family may call on Friday, April 19, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. The family request in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to the Gideons
International, Box 363, Jackson, Ohio 45640-0363 or Adena Hospice, 111, West Water Street,
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.
Howard Rawlins
Died: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Age: 74

Howard Rawlins, age 74, of Jackson, and formerly of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, April 16,
2002 at Holzer Medical Center Jackson. Born Nov. 26, 1927 in Lawrence County, he was the son
of Guy and Flora Smith Rawlins, who preceded him in death. Howard was retired from Anchor
Hocking in Lancaster and was a WWII Army veteran.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Humphreys
Rawlins; his brothers, Buell and Herbert Rawlins; sisters, Mabel Wilson and Freda Perkins.

He is survived by stepchildren, Debbie Humphreys of Wellston and Dianne Huggins of
Washington Court House; brothers, Harry Rawlins of Winchester, Indiana; Bob Rawlins of
Jackson; sisters, Dorothy Parks and Ressie Crabtree, both of Oak Hill and Valina Leach of
Jackson.

Friends called from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, where
the funeral was held on Thursday, April 18, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bob Jones officiating. Burial
followed in Fairmount Cemetery.
Edith Serrott
Died: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Age: 85

Edith Serrott, age 85, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at her home. Born April
17, 1916 in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Katherine Schrader Cochran,
Sr., Edith retired from Michael's Dress Shop after 20 years service and was a member of Christ
United Methodist Church, Jackson Business and Professional Women and Jackson Mothers' Guild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orville F. "Soup" Serrott
on Jan. 15, 1997; son Ronald F. Serrott; sisters, Vesta Geer, Elizabeth Cochran and Justa
Cochran and brother, Samuel Cochran, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Hickey of Jackson; grandchildren, James Hickey, Jr., of
Jackson, Brenda Cox of Wellston, Robin (Harold) Hoover of Jackson, Bryan (Kathryn) Hickey of
Cincinnati, Lori Large of Chillicothe and Eric (Regina) Serrott of Florida; brother, Charles Cochran
of Jackson; sister, Effama (Tillie) Tillman of Millington, Tennessee; daughter-in-law, Sally Serrott
of Chillicothe and sister-in-law, Marquerite Cochran of Columbus,

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home where
the funeral will be conducted on Friday, April 19, at 11 a.m. with Diaconal Minister Janie Karl
officiating. In accordance with Edith's wishes, cremation will follow the service and interment of
her remains will be in Fairmount Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Adena Hospice, 111 W. Water St.,
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.
Nellie M. Smith
Died: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Age: 81

Nellie M. Smith, 81, of Wellston passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at Adena Regional Medical
Center. Nellie was born October 20, 1920 in Wellston, Ohio. She was preceded in death by
parents Joseph and Isabelle Brown, son Earl "Sonny" Smith, daughters Isabelle Smith and
Pauline Davis, daughter-in-law Mary Smith, also four sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by sister Marcella Young, brother Jack Brown, sister-in-law Dee Smith and
brother-in-law Arnold Davis. Also surviving are nine children, Earlma (Steve) Corvin, Gene (Sue)
Smith, Bruce (Donna) Smith, Greg (Kim) Smith, Shirley Smith and Debbie (Randy) Bishop all of
Wellston, Randy (Donna) Smith of Belleville, Michigan, Larry "Dickie" Smith of Rush, Kentucky,
Pam (Dan) West of Ray; 28 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren.

Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral
services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Rob Ervin officiating. The family
will also receive friends one hour prior to the service on Friday. Burial to follow in the Ridgewood
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Diabetes Association.
Holly A. McCormick
Died: Monday, April 15, 2002
Age: 17

Holly Ann McCormick, age 17 of Jackson, Ohio, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2002 at Cabell
Huntington Hospital as the result of a car accident in Jackson County. She was born March 16,
1985. Holly resided in Jackson and was a junior at Oak Hill High School.

Survivors include her father, Tim McCormick of Oak Hill; her mother, Linda McCormick of
Jackson; two brothers, Timothy McCormick and Baby John Morgan, both of Jackson;
grandmothers, Marilyn Canter and Vivian McCormick, both of Jackson; and several aunts, uncles
and cousins who will miss her dearly.

Holly was preceded in death by both grandfathers, John Canter and Odis McCormick; two uncles,
Bryan Canter and Presley McCormick; and aunt, Nancy LeMaster.

Funeral services were set for 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak
Hill with Rev. Allie C. Skaggs officiating, and interment to follow in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Oak
Hill. Calling hours were set for Wednesday, 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Sharon S. Malone
Died: Saturday, April 13, 2002
Age: 62

Sharon Sisco Malone, age 62, of Triumph St., Jackson, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2002, at
Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. She was born Nov. 1, 1939 in Gallia Co. She was a U.S. Air Force
veteran, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was retired from
Luiginos.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ernestine Mills and by her sister, Connie Shipley.

She is survived by her children, Kimberly Rippeth of Jackson, Pat Malone of Marion and Kelli
Malone of Jackson; sister, Jody Morris of Jackson; grandchildren, Charles Richards, Cassie and
Paul Pitts, Devon Malone, Jason Bevins and Aaron Miller.

In compliance with Sharon's wishes, cremation will be followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m.
on Thursday, April 18, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, Breadon Ave., Jackson,
with Bryant Wolford officiating. No calling hours will be observed. Arrangements are under the
direction of Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Carl D. Ball
Died: Saturday, April 13, 2002
Age: 57

Carl D. Ball, age 57, of Pyro, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center,
Jackson. Born July 8, 1944, in McAndrews, Kentucky, to the late Ferd Ball and Lassie
(Williamson) who survives. Carl retired from Dallas Chevrolet, working in the auto repair shop
and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Wanda (Brunton); son James David Ball of Oak Hill;
mother, Lassie; grandson, Devon James Ball; brother, George of Oak Hill; sisters, Sue (Charles)
Corbett of Richwood, Jean Pinson of Metta, Kentucky; and Polly Ann (Don) Brown of Huntington,
W. Va. and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Wendall; sister,
Thelma Amos.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 17 at 2 p.m. at the Winchester Community
Church, at Winchester, Jackson County, with Bro. Paul Brunton and Pastor Rondall Walker
officiating. Interment will follow in Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.
and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill and one hour prior to the service on
Wednesday at the church.
John Everett Hixon
Died: Friday, April 12, 2002
Age: 91

John Everett Hixon, age 91, of Dutch Hollow Road, Beaver, passed away Friday at the Pike
Community Hospital. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Beaver.
Margaret Potts
Died: Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Age: 77

Margaret Potts, age 77, a resident of Bennett Ave., Jackson, passed away Wednesday, April 10,
2002, at Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio. She was born Jan. 2, 1925 in Jackson
County, Ohio, to the late Elsworth and Carolyn (Walls) Spriggs. In addition to her parents, she
was predeceased by her husband, Marion; a son, Marion, Jr., and a brother, Ivan Spriggs.

She is survived by a son, Eddie Potts, of Wellston; two daughters, Ann Manering and Judy
Whetsel, both of Jackson; a sister, Lessie Barrows of Jackson; ten grandchildren and six great-
grandchildren.

Friends may call at Mayhew Funeral Home on Friday, April 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.,
where services will be held Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Lykins and Rev.
Wendell Vermillion officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery.
Shirely A. Marsh
Died: Wednesday, April 10, 2002
Age: 76

Shirley A. Marsh, age 76, of Louisville, passed away Wednesday at Regency Health Care. She
was the former Shirley A. Hill, a native of Erie, PA., a former day care worker for Kindercare,
teachers aide and speech therapist for middle and high schools in Wellston, Ohio, member of the
Moose Lodge #5 and a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Arnold R. Marsh; two sons, Gary and Allen Marsh; three
daughters, Janet Lawrence of Worthington, IN.; Susan Woodruff of Kingsport, TN; and Pamela
Downard of Wellston; a sister, Mary Margaret Conn of Erie, PA.; a brother, Clifford Hill of
Pembroke Pines, FL.; and her step-mother, Mary Hill of Erie, PA; 14 grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 7813 Shelbyville Rd.
with entombment in Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation was held on Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. and
7 to 9 p.m. at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Red Cross or Salvation Army.
Lizzie Combs
Died: Tuesday, April 09, 2002
Age: 83

Lizzie Combs, age 83, of Tennyson Road, Piketon died Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at Riverside
Hospital in Columbus. She was born February 18, 1919 in Van Lear, KY. A funeral service will be
held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Cox Funeral Home in Beaver. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Cox Funeral Home on Friday and Saturday from 4-8 p.m.
Thomas Scott
Died: Monday, April 08, 2002
Age: 62

Thomas Scott, age 62 of 247 State Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, April 8, 2002, at
his residence. Born in Jackson, Ohio on March 2, 1940 to the late Merrit Major and Anna Mae
(McCoy) Scott. He was a self employed mechanic.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Rose Scott of Jackson; two daughters, Lorena Scott of Pike Co.,
and Missy Crace of Jackson; three sons, Tommy Scott, Jr., Merrit Scott, both of Jackson and
Mark Downing from Ohio; one sister, Shirley Wright of Jackson; 1 step-brother, Mike Chandler of
Jackson; one-step sister, Patty Perkins of Rarden, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Chase, Desiree,
Lynah, Cortney, Nicole, Brittany and Tommy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Merrit Scott and
one step-brother, Terry Chandler.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 11 at 2 p.m. in the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home
with the Rev. A. T. Wilkett officiating. Burial followed in the Beaver Union Cemetery. Calling
hours were held on Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Gaston D. Stiffler
Died: Sunday, April 07, 2002
Age: 67

Gaston D. Stiffler, age 67, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2002. He resided in Olmsted Township,
Ohio. Mr. Stiffler was born in Jackson on May 31, 1934. He had been employed as a pipefitter
with Maintenance Unlimited.

Survivors include his wife, Mary ann (Lutch); sons, Donald and Ronald; daughters, Helen
McKinnis and Christine; stepson, Wade Panty; stepdaughter, Karen Ferrier; eight grandchildren;
brothers, Floyd of Columbus, Herman of Jackson, Gene of Thurman, Bill of Jackson, and Dave of
Vinton; sisters, Juanita Gillian of Coalton, Yvonne Vanscoy of Mansfield, Mary Frisbee and
Margaret Smith, both of Coalton.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Carlos and Clifford; sisters, Melinda Montgomery and Alice
Gillian.

Visitation was held Wednesday, April 10 from 4 to 8 p.m., in the chapel at Sunet Memorial Park,
6245 Columbia Road, North Olmsted, Ohio. Funeral services were held at the chapel on
Thursday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Arrangements were handled by the Dostal Funeral Services of North Olmsted.
Helen L. Malone
Died: Saturday, April 06, 2002
Age: 78

Helen L. Malone, age 78, of Chillicothe, died at 6:20 p.m. on April 6, 2002, in Adena Regional
Medical Center following an extended illness. She was born June 25, 1923, in Jackson County to
the late Harry and Frances Dow Thompson. On Sept. 26, 1942, she married Elza E. Malone, who
preceded her in death December 25, 1992.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Henry Hank and Jean Malone, Chillicothe; sister,
Jean Duffy and Dorothy Robinson, both of Chillicothe; Pat (Ed) Lemon, Jackson, Emma Zirckel,
Columbus; brother, Harry (Cleo) Thompson, Ironton, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, John
Thompson; sister, Della Scurlock and an infant sister.

Mrs. Malone had retired as the manager of the Zane Village Mobile Home Park. She was a
member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 757.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, April 15, at the Haller Funeral Home with the
Rev. Lawrence Hummer officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may
call Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Haller Funeral Home.
Ruby Estella Manns
Died: Friday, April 05, 2002
Age: 80

Ruby Estella Manns, age 80, formerly of Jackson, a resident of Arcadia Acres Nursing Home in
Logan, Ohio for the past seven years, passed away on Friday, April 5, 1921, at Mt. Carmel West
in Columbus. She was born Nov. 30, 1921 in Welch, W. Va., to the late Edgar Lee and Ida Mae
(Ferris) Manns. Ruby was a former resident of the DaviS Home and was a member of Trinity
Wesleyan Church in Oak Hill.

She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Delmar and Margaret Manns of Cuyahoga Falls,
Ohio.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in C. M. Cemetery, Oak Hill.
Arrangements by the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Ellen B. Pratt
Died: Thursday, April 04, 2002
Age: 78

Ellen B. Pratt, age 78, of Portsmouth, died Thursday, April 4, 2002, at the Southern Ohio Medical
Center. A native of Jackson County, she was born April 15, 1923, a daughter of the late Elba and
Edith Jenkins Brown. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star #424, White Shrine of
Jerusalem #35, Cornerstone United Methodist Church and its choir, lifetime member of the Scioto
County Retired Teachers Association and the Ohio Retired Teacher of Ohio, and a former member
of the Ladies Elks Golf Association. She was a graduate of Rio Grande College in Elementary
Education, attended the Ohio University and retired from the Portsmouth City Schools with over
thirty years of teaching.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Phyll W. Pratt in 1963;
and infant daughter, Edith Ann Pratt; two brothers, Herman and James E. Pratt and three sisters,
Verda Jones, Vera Reeves and Myrtle Stiles.

She is survived by one sister, Opal Climer of Portsmouth; one nephew, Jim Climer of Portsmouth
and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral service was held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Brant Funeral Home, Portsmouth with
the Rev. Dillon Staas and the Rev. Wayne Young officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Burial
Park. Friends called at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The family's favorite charities
are the Evergreen Cemetery Fund in Jackson County and the Cornerstone United Methodist
Church Music Department.
Madge Marie McNamee
Died: Wednesday, April 03, 2002
Age: 100

Madge Marie McNamee Morgan, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of one hundred,
on April 3, 2002. She was born in Oak Hill, Ohio, to Clarence and Nora McNamee on March 2,
1902. She married Harry Dent in her early twenties and was blessed with her only son, Hal. After
divorcing Harry, she went to school in the state of Washington. Later she taught school for the
deaf to support herself and her son. In her early thirties, she met and married Oak Hill resident,
Howard Morgan. They were happily married for twenty-four years until Howard passed away.
She lived on her own in Leisure World, in Laguna Hills, California, until she was ninety-five.
Madge was an accomplished painter, golfer, and dancer. She enjoyed working in her garden and
traveling. After a mild stroke she lived in a board and care in Palos Verdes Estates and then
Balboa Island, where she passed away.

She is survived by her three grandchildren, Craig Morgan, Lisa Meyer and Karen Morgan; two
great-grandchildren, Catherine Rochester and Crystal Newby; and five great-great-grandchildren,
Jacob, Matthew, and Tyler Rochester, and Savannah and Nicholas Newby.

Graveside Services will be held at the Oak Hill C.M. Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June
29, with the Rev. Doug Thompson officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, Ohio.
Florence E. Creech
Died: Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Age: 66

Florence E. Creech, age 66, of Driving Park Road, Wellston, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2002,
at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. She was born Feb. 15, 1936 in Eolia,
Kentucky to the late Joseph and Mary Creech. Along with her parents Florence was preceded in
death by her husband, Ray; one sister and three brothers.

She is survived by four sons, Albert of Oak Hill, Stanley of Jackson, David of Wellston and Paul of
McArthur; three daughters, Linda Bartlett and Brenda Roe, both of Wellston and Glinda Creech of
Jackson; 15 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; five sisters and two brothers.

Friends may call at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home on Saturday, April 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral
services will be held Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Keith Smith
officiating. Burial to follow in the Salisberry Cemetery.
Robert E. Irons
Died: Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Age: 89

Robert E. Bob Irons, age 89, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2002 at Holzer Medical
Center, Jackson. He was born July 27, 1912 in Jackson, son of the late Roy and Ethel Woodruff
Irons, In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Irons, and two
brothers, Paul and Donald Ike Irons.

Bob was retired from Jackson Iron and Steel Company and Stockmeister Plumbing and Heating.
He was a member of the pipe fitters union, Franklin Valley Golf Club and Fairgreens Country
Club.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Blair Irons; sons, Robert Butch Irons, Jr. of Stephenville, Texas;
grandchildren, Jon, Pam and Sherry, all of California and six great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home where
the funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 5 with Wilbur McCormick officiating. Burial
will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.
Beatrice S. Leach
Died: Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Age: 78

Beatrice S. Leach, age 78, Keystone Station Road, Jackson, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2002,
at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. She was born December 8, 1923, in Jackson County,
Ohio, to the late William and Hazel (McClure) Sayer.
She is survived by two sons, Sam Leach and Tim Leach, both of Jackson, and one daughter,
Ronda Miller of Jackson; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Harold Leach; daughter, Karen
Monk and a brother, James Sayer.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home, Thursday, April 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral
services will be Friday, April 5, at Mayhew Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jack Hughes
officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Valley Cemetery.
George W. Coleman
Died: Tuesday, April 02, 2002
Age: 69

George W. Coleman, age 69, of Hamden, Ohio, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday
morning, April 2, 2002. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, February 17, 1933, son of the late Harry
and Edith Houston Coleman. He was a graduate of Columbus Central High. He was a veteran of
the U.S. Air Force and completed the Air Force Clerk-Typist course in 1952 from the University of
Alabama. He was a member of the Northway Memorial Post of the VFW in Columbus and a
member of American Legion Post #371 in Wellston. He was a former servicer-installer for Pella
Windows, the Gunton Corporation. He was currently serving his third year of his first term as
mayor of Hamden.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Jones Coleman; three sons, Gary and John Coleman of
Columbus and Marc Coleman of Grove City; one daughter, Lisa Reichart of Columbus; very close
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Woodrow and Lynda Jones of Wellston; two grandchildren;
many close aunts, uncles, step-children and friends.

Mr. Coleman requested that his body be donated to the OSU Department of Cell Biology,
Neurobiology and Anatomy.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made in his memory to Habitat for Humanity.
Arrangements are by the Jenkins Funeral Chapel, Wellston.
Lucy Green Hedrick
Died: Monday, April 01, 2002
Age: 82

Lucy Green Hedrick, age 82, of Columbus, former resident of St. George on the Commons,
passed away on Monday, April 1, 2002, at Heartland of Jackson. Born August 9, 1919 in Elliott
County, Kentucky to the late Alfred and Tempa (Honeycutt) Robinson. Lucy was a member of the
High Street Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Dewayne (Katie) Green of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Alva
(Marylene) Green of Columbus, and Elza (Sandy) Green of Oak Hill; brother, Carl Robinson of
Ashland, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kelly Green and second husband, Roy Hedrick;
one sister and four brothers.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 5 at 11 a.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak
Hill with Dr. Charles Mainous officiating. Interment will follow in South Webster Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Norman S. Waugh
Died: Sunday, March 31, 2002
Age: 75
Norman S. Waugh, age 75, passed away at sunrise on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2002.

He was born June 2, 1926, in Jackson, Ohio. Norman was a retired meteorologist for the National
Weather Service and a member of Christ Evangelical UCC. He was a Veteran of World War II,
served as a meteorologist in the Air force for 16 years and served in the Army for four years.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey E. (Willinger) Waugh; a son, Terry J. Waugh; two daughters,
Shelley L. Brown of Jasper, Ind. and Sherrie L. Backert; two sisters, Jeanie Glaze of
Reynoldsburg, Ohio and Sue Corbin of Rising Sun, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Sharon L. Willinger; a
brother, Edward Waugh of Jackson, Ohio and five grandchildren, Deanna, Cindy and Kate Brown
and Rachel and Colin Backert.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Evan and Edna Waugh and brother, Everett Waugh, all
of Jackson, Ohio.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at Highland Funeral Home, Louisville, Ky., at 2 p.m. Burial
followed in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.,
and Wednesday, 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville or the Alzheimers
Association of Louisville or his church.
John Herman Evans
Died: Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Age: 86

John Herman Evans, age 86 of Oak Hill, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at his
residence. He was born June 13, 1915 in Gallia County to the late John Y. and Lucy Ann (Collins)
Evans. John retired from Goodyear Rubber Co. in Jackson and White Westinghouse in Columbus.
He had attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Oak Hill and was a member of Portland Lodge F. &
A.M. and O.E.S. Chapter 449 of Oak Hill.

His survivors include his wife of 62 years, Agnes C. Kate (Canter) Evans; daughter, Pat (Dick)
Wise of Gallipolis; granddaughter, Michelle (Barry) Crabtree of Orient, Ohio; two granddaughters,
Amber and Heather; a nephew, Danny Evans; numerous family and friends. He was preceded in
death by his parents and a sister, Dorothy Sparks.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2002 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill with Rev. Fred Crabtree and Rev. Stan Howard. Interment will follow in Bethel
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with an Eastern Star
Service at 7:30 p.m.
William Lee Helmintoller
Died: Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Age: 59

William Lee Helmintoller, age 59, of Clay Banner Road, Oak Hill, passed away Tuesday, March 26,
2002, at his home. Born July 18, 1942, in Ronceverte, W. Va., he was the son of the late Luther
and Violet Persinger Helmintoller. William was a U.S. Navy veteran having served from March
1962 to October 1965. He served aboard the USS Independence (CVA-62) during the Cuban
Missile Crisis. He was formerly employed as a truck driver for Cherrington Scrap Metal in Oak Hill
and most recently was employed as a stocker at Wal-Mart in Jackson. He was a member of the
Jackson Moose Lodge.

William is survived by his wife, Connie Hommes Helmintoller; his son, Christopher (Anita)
Helmintoller of Jackson; grandson, Christopher Michael Jake Helmintoller of Jackson; brother,
Robert (Judy) Helmintoller of Decatur, Alabama, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and
numerous friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 29, at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home with the Rev. James Rose officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Friends may
call at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 28.
Elsa L. Farley
Died: Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Age: 83

Elsa Louise Farley, 83, of Grandview Ave., Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Jackson, passed away
Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

She was born August 24, 1918 in Greenup, Ky. to the late William and Mary (Preston) Setser. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Van Farley and a brother,
William Setser, Jr.

Mrs. Farley is survived by three daughters, Dana Ellis of Columbus, Ohio, Mary Brown of Vero
Beach, Fla. and Vanessa Cox of Palm Springs, Fla.; one sister, Dana Campbell, of West Unity,
Ohio ; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Mayhew Funeral Home on Friday, March 29, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral
services will be held Saturday, March 30, at 2 p.m. at the Brick Union Church in South Shore, Ky.
Burial will follow in the Brick Union Church Cemetery.
Phyllis A. Harris
Died: Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Age: 71

Phyllis A. Harris, age 71, of Blackfork, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at
Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. Born June 2, 1930 in Blackfork to the late Lem and Hattie
(Watson) Craddolph, Phyllis was a member of the Union Baptist Church and had retired from
Martin Marietta in Piketon.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Rossetta and Paul Keels of Jackson; two
grandchildren, Scott (Amy) Keels of Jackson and Michael (Misty) of Columbus; three great-
grandchildren, Tyson, Trey and Dryson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Harris; a sister, Sylvia Craddolph and two
brothers, Sonny and Bus Craddolph.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church, Blackfork with
the Rev. Bill Lynch and Rev. Roger Ford officiating. Interment will follow in Union Baptist
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home,
Oak Hill, Ohio and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Margaret Griffiths
Died: Monday, March 25, 2002
Age: 93

Margaret Beryl Griffiths, age 93, of Rio Grande and a former resident of the Davis Home in Oak
Hill, passed away Monday, March 25, 2002 at Jenkins Memorial Health Care of Wellston. Born on
Aug. 16, 1908 in Gallia County to the late Dave. L. and Margaret (Jenkins) Evans. Margaret was
a graduate of Rio Grande College in 1927 and Rio Grande High School in 1925.

She was retired from teaching at the Centerville Elementary School after many years in Thurman
and was a member of the Gallia Co. Retired Teacher Association, a member of the Vega
Methodist Church, Morning Star #444 O.E.S., Welsh Club in Oak Hill, and a former member of
the Atwood Club at Rio Grande.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Larry Rupp of Lucasville; grandchildren,
Chris (Sandy) Rupp of Powell, Ohio and Sigrid (John) Wolford of Lucasville; three great-
grandchildren, Lauren, Drew, and Gavin; also numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John in 1972; three brothers, Wendell, Wade and
Harland Evans; sister, Neva (Evans) McArtor.

Funeral service were held Thursday, March 28 at 11 a.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak
Hill with the Rev. Russell Butti officiating. Interment followed in Tyn Rhos Cemetery, Gallia
County. Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Jeanette I. Leach
Died: Saturday, March 23, 2002

Jeanette Ileen Leach, passed away March 23, 2002 in Columbus, Ohio. She was born July 16,
1926 in Wellston to Ernest and Lillian Lonberger Browne, who preceded her.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Ernst Jr., Ronald, Hazel
McPheters, Bertha Wooten, Opal Gorski, Wyledene Heading, Betty Browne, Nora Roberts and
Ernestine Fout.

She is survived by a daughter Nikki (Herman) Dague; three grandchildren, Leonard, Herman Jr.,
and Angela (Jerell) Williams; six great grandchildren and a sister, Mabel Keesee of Tavares,
Flordia.

Services were held at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Columbus with Pastor Roy Morgan officiating.
Burial was in Mifflin Cemetery at Gahanna, Ohio. She was Pentecostal. Irene also leaves a host of
nieces and nephews.
Jeanette I. Leach
Died: Saturday, March 23, 2002

Jeanette Ileen Leach, passed away March 23, 2002 in Columbus, Ohio. She was born July 16,
1926 in Wellston to Ernest and Lillian Lonberger Browne, who preceded her.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Ernst Jr., Ronald, Hazel
McPheters, Bertha Wooten, Opal Gorski, Wyledene Heading, Betty Browne, Nora Roberts and
Ernestine Fout.

She is survived by a daughter Nikki (Herman) Dague; three grandchildren, Leonard, Herman Jr.,
and Angela (Jerell) Williams; six great grandchildren and a sister, Mabel Keesee of Tavares,
Flordia.

Services were held at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Columbus with Pastor Roy Morgan officiating.
Burial was in Mifflin Cemetery at Gahanna, Ohio. She was Pentecostal. Irene also leaves a host of
nieces and nephews.
Anna Zornes
Died: Friday, March 22, 2002
Age: 101

Anna Zornes, age 101, of Jackson, passed on March 22, 2002 at Holzer Hospital Gallipolis, Ohio.
Anna was born Sept. 8, 1900 in Logan, West Virginia. Her youth was spent in Olive Hill,
Kentucky. Her adult life was spent in Coal Grove, Ohio with the last eight years happily here in
Jackson with her family.
Anna held jobs at Henrites as a machine operator for 25 years and at Sunset Nursing Home. She
was also a member of the Coal Grove United Methodist Church.

Anna is survived by sister-in-law, Eva Zornes; nephew, Jim (Penny) Zornes and their daughter,
Shamra Zornes and her pet cat Snowball. Anna also had many good neighbors and caregivers
that she became close to.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Sarah Anderson Zornes. She was the eldest
and last remaining of nine children, which included Charles, Troy, Bill, George, Jim and the
youngest Pat. She had two sisters, Sylvia Marie Joseph and one that passed on very early in life.
She was also preceded in death by her two cherished dogs Mitzie and Poopsie.

Graveside services were held at Zoar Church in Coal Grove, Ohio on March 23, 2002 at 4 p.m.
Donations can be sent to the Humane Society in her memory.
Madge L. Leach
Died: Thursday, March 21, 2002
Age: 93

Madge L. Leach, age 93, of Athens, Ohio, died late Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2002, at
Crestview Nursing Center in Lancaster, Ohio. Born in Davisville, Ohio, in Jackson, County, March
21, 1909, daughter of the late James and Corda Tripp Woodruff. She attended Coalton, Ohio
schools, and was formerly a secretary and office manager with Vance-Leach Furniture Store.
Prior to the furniture store, she was a partner in the grocery business with her late husband
Henry. She was a member of the 1st Church of God in Athens.

She is survived by sons, Dwight (Martha) Leach of Kettering, Ohio; James (Amelia) Leach of
Athens; granddaughters, Diane (John) Redman of Salt Lake City, Utah; Laura (Ron) Shreffler of
Versailles, Ohio; grandsons, Michael (Kim) Leach of Columbus, David (Terese) Leach of Imperial,
Missouri; Patrick Leach of Hammond, Indiana; nine grandchildren; sisters, Pauline DeLong of
Columbus and Helen Whitaker of Jackson. and brother, Floyd Richard Woodruff of Fort Wayne,
Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her husband Henry in 1983; grandson, Craig Leach; sisters, Corda
Collins, Lelia Leach, Theora Leach and Juanita Houser and brothers, Herschel and Marion
Woodruff.

Funeral services was held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home conducted by
the Rev. David Roach. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson, Ohio. Friends called on
Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Mary Hereford
Died: Monday, March 18, 2002
Age: 72

Mary Francis Akers Hereford, 72, formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Monday, March 18, 2002 at
Harborside Nursing Facility in Troy, Ohio.

Born August 4, 1929, Russell, Ky she was the daughter of Elsworth Akers, of Russell, Ky., and
Landon and Nancy Perry of Oak Hill, Ohio.

She is survived by her husband William Jr. Hereford and thirteen children, Roger, Gary, Jerry,
Michael, Nancy McNerlin, Cheryl Tubbs and Pam Jones, all of Troy, Ohio; Terry Hereford of Piqua,
Ohio; Jeffery Hereford of Lockington, Ohio; Diane Henson of Waverly, Ohio; Debbie Rosner of
Gulfport, Miss. and Michelle Cundiff of Chicago, Ill. She is also survived by brothers, James Akers
of Oak Hill, Alray Perry of Apopka, Fl, Landon Perry and Tim Perry of Christiansburg, Ohio; sisters
Gretta Hebb of Troy, Ohio; Lana Yates of Casstown, Ohio; Eleanor Tobert, Jill McCarty and
Sharon Henry, all of Oak Hill; 33 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, as sister, Dora Doddie Perry and two brothers, Russell
Perry and Lowell Perry, both of Oak Hill.

Arrangements are pending with he Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Viola E. Christian
Died: Sunday, March 17, 2002
Age: 90

Viola Ellen Christian, age 90, of 260 Latourette St., passed away Sunday, March 17, 2002, at her
residence. She had been a resident of Marion since 1946 and was formerly of Oak Hill, Ohio, She
was born Dec. 22, 1911, in Jackson County, Ohio, to the late John L. and Mary E. (Radebaugh)
Leonard. On April 16, 1932 in Jackson, Ohio, she married Walter K. Christian who preceded her
in death on Jan. 9, 2001 in Marion, Ohio. Viola was a member of Good Faith Baptist Church and
was the co-owner and operator of the Marion City Bus Line with her husband.

She is survived by two sons, Walter Hayden (Mildred) Christian and Michael Lynn (Debbie)
Christian, both of Marion; 10 daughters, Mary (Ralph) White, Shirley (Bob) Ebert, Shelba
(Harold) Jester, Geraldine (Dave) Harris, Barbara (Carl) Sisson, Carol (Tom) Severns, Glenna
Peggy (David) Stewart, Beverly (Sandy) Keckler, Sarah Gramling, all of Marion and Olivia (Troy)
Henson of Lancaster, Ohio; two sisters, Hazel Parker of Michigan and Annabelle (Joe) Watkins of
Oregon; 73 grandchildren, 192 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two
sisters-in-law, Vesta Christian of York Center, Ohio and Helen Markle of Arizona and numerous
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Delmer and John Marvin; two daughters, Delores and
Vicki; two brothers, Alva and George Leonard; five sisters, Violet Barnhart, Mary Lou McGowan,
Clara Francis, Charlotte Sharp and Irene Stafford.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 22, at The Good Faith Baptist Church with
the Rev. Barkley Slone officiating. Burial will follow at The Grand Prairie Cemetery. Friends may
call Thursday 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at The Good Faith Baptist Church. The family request
that memorial contributions can be made to The Good Faith Baptist Church.
Marcia Walters
Died: Sunday, March 17, 2002
Age: 51

Marcia Walters, age 51, of Jackson, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 17, 2002, at
Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. Born Jan. 1, 1951 in Chillicothe, she was the daughter of the late
Gilbert and Marcella Neff Hardesty. Her husband, Wayne Kenneth Hondo Walters also preceded
her in death on Dec. 19, 1999. Marcia was a retired records supervisor at the Southern Ohio
Correctional Facility.

She is survived by two sons, Robert W. (Julie) Walters of Cincinnati and Bryan T. Walters of
Jackson; one brother, Terry (Lisa) Hardesty of Greenfield, Ohio; four sisters, Melissa (Wayne)
Hagge of Hillsboro, Ohio, Becky (Art) Jorn and Kathy (Dean) Martin, both of Washington, C. H.,
Ohio and Jill Carter of Jackson; mother-in-law, Dorothy Walters of Jackson and numerous aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Wednesday, March 20, 2002, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Eisnaugle-
Lewis Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday,
March 21, 2002, at the funeral home with the Rev. Troy Miller officiating. Burial will follow in
Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the
Muscular Dystrophy Association, c/o Rick McNelly, 78 Broadway Street, Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Herbert Crabtree
Died: Saturday, March 16, 2002
Age: 72

Herbert Crabtree, age 72, of Pearl Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away Saturday at Grant Medical
Center, Columbus, Ohio. Son of the late Willard and Ethel (Herbert) Crabtree, he was also
preceded in death by two sisters, Wilda Ervin and Mary Grace Wallace.

He is survived by wife, Sidonna (Colley) Crabtree; one daughter, Christy (Jeff) Hooten and one
son, Brent (Connie) Crabtree, all of Jackson; two brothers, Bill Crabtree of Jackson and Tom
(Johanna) Crabtree, of Oak Hill. He was a loving pap to three cherished grandchildren, Sarah and
Brook Hooten and Michelle Crabtree and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Crabtree had been employed by the Jackson City Schools and served for twenty years as a
member of the Jackson Fire Department.

Friends may call Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home, where
funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Somsel officiating. Burial
will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Clifford Stiltner
Died: Saturday, March 16, 2002
Age: 64

Clifford Stiltner, age 64, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2002, at Adena Regional
Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born Jan. 23, 1938 in Grundy, Va. Clifford retired
from Southern Ohio Coal Company after 28 years, a member of the Jackson Elks Lodge, and a
past volunteer with the Scioto Township Fire Department.

He is survived by wife, Bonnie Sue (Charles) Stiltner of Jackson; mother, Lilly (Ramey) Stiltner of
Grundy, Va.; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and John Rosenberger of Columbus; son, Clifford
Allen Stiltner; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Brenda Stiltner; daughter, Jennifer King, all of
Jackson; son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Kelli Stiltner of Hamptonville, N.C.; also among
his survivors are nine grandchildren, Becky (Rosenberger) Rafferty, Johnny Rosenberger, Derek
and Ashley King, Brandon and Shannon Rosenberger, Joshua and Scott Stiltner and Ryan
Stiltner; two great-grandchildren, Austin and Julie Malone, whom he loved and enjoyed very
much. Also survived by four brothers, Hank, Ed, Ervin and Mack Stiltner; four sisters, Mervil
Rowe, Geneva Stiltner, Brenda Ashby and Dowenda Wallace.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gilmer Stiltner and brother, Erseal Stiltner.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 19 in the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, 28 Harding
Avenue, Jackson, with J. C. Anderson officiating. Interment followed in Hanna Cemetery, Jackson
County. Friends called on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Myrtle A. Jaynes
Died: Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Age: 90

Myrtle A. (Lambert) Jaynes, age 90, of Xenia, passed away Wednesday morning at Greene
Memorial Hospital. She was born April 15, 1911 in Jackson County, Ohio, a daughter of the late
William and Nellie (True) Lambert. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and
Betty Jaynes of Jefferson City, Mo., Robert and Robin Jaynes of Xenia, and Keith and Sandy
Jaynes of Xenia; seven grandchildren, Bobby, Tony, Cheri, Carla, Chris, Melodee and Ben, and six
great-grandchildren, Brittany, Katelyn, Kurk, Robert, Andrew, and Jamie; one sister-in-law, Mary
Lambert of Oak Hill and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John G. Jaynes on Jan. 7, 1987, and by nine
brothers and sisters.

Services were held Monday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit
St., Xenia with Rev. Rex Robinson officiating.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Burial took place in Woodland Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio Inc., 1373 Grandview
Avenue, Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212.
Marjorie M. Rippeth
Died: Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Age: 73

Marjorie M. Rippeth, age 73, a lifetime resident of Jackson County, passed away Tuesday, March
12, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center-Jackson, following a lengthy illness.

Marjorie was born July 3, 1928 to the late Griffith and Marcella Davis. In addition to her parents,
Marjorie was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Beverly Anne (Leffler) Kight; husband
Roger Rippeth, and very special friend Jack Dodridge.

Marjorie is survived by her son, Larry (Connie) Leffler and daughter, Bonnie L. (Larry) Cook;
eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also
survived by her sister, Mary Morse; stepmother, Ann Davis and stepbrother, Don Davis. Marjorie
also had several very dear friends whom she considered family.

Graveside services will be held on March 30, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Bethel Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local food pantry in memory of Marjorie.
Margorie M. Rippeth
Died: Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Age: 73

Margorie M. Rippeth, age 73, a lifetime resident of Jackson County, passed away Tuesday, March
12, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center-Jackson, following a lengthy illness.

Margorie was born July 3, 1928 to the late Griffith and Marcella Davis, In addition to her parents,
Margorie was preceded in death by her beloved daughter Beverly Anne (Leffler) Kight, husband
Roger Rippeth, and very special friend Jack Dodridge.

Margorie is survived by her son Larry (Connie) Leffler and daughter Bonnie L. (Larry) Cook, eight
grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived
by her sister Mary Morse, stepmother Ann Davis and step-brother Don Davis. Margorie also had
several very dear friends whom she considered family. Graveside services will be held on March
30, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Bethel Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local food pantry in memory of Margorie.
George E. Malone, Jr.
Died: Tuesday, March 12, 2002
Age: 56

George Edward Malone, Jr., age 56, of Route 1, Albany, Ohio, died Tuesday morning, March 12,
2002, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. He was born in Coalton, Ohio. Dec. 14, 1945, son of
the late George E. Malone, Sr., and his mother, Hazel Marcum Malone who lives in Wellston. He
was a veteran of the Vietnam War in the Army and received two bronze stars for his service. He
was employed as a building-grounds supervisor for Pillsbury of Wellston.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Judith Ann Malone.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife of 33 years, LaCreda Slone Malone; one daughter,
Clareda (Andrew) Henson of Albany, Ohio; one grandson, Edward Slone Henson and two sisters,
Pamela of Nevada and Patricia of Texas.

Friends may call at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston on Thursday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6
to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Jenkins Chapel with the Reverend Kay
Webb officiating, assisted by Dave McCarty. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery in
Wellston with military services by American Legion Post #371 of Wellston.
Dave Rose
Died: Monday, March 11, 2002
Age: 83

The following is a complete and corrected obituary for Dave Rose.



Dave Rose, age 83, of Jackson, passed away Monday, March 11, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital in
Huntington, W. Va. Born April 18, 1918 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late L. M. Rose
and Rose Hutchins Rose. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Bill
(Milo) Rose, sisters Marie Montgomery, Dottie Arnn and Lucinda Lyons and his brothers, Donavan
Rose and Paul Rose. Dave was a World War II Army veteran and retired from Henry's Grocery
warehouse where he worked as a foreman. He also had worked as a real estate broker. He was a
member of the Grace United Methodist Church and was a Kentucky Colonel and a Kentucky
Admiral. Dave is survived by his wife, Ann Bowman Rose of Jackson; sons, David M. Rose of Mt.
Vernon, Michael (Bonnie) Rose of Summit, NJ and Kim (Pam) Rose of Mt. Vernon; sister Helen
(Claude) Elliott of Jackson; and grandchildren Soren, Paul and Hannah Rose. Services were held
at the convenience of the family. Burial was in the Fairmount Cemetery.
John Farney
Died: Monday, March 11, 2002
Age: 74

John Farney, age 74, of Oak Hill, passed away Monday, March 11, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center-
Jackson. Born on March 18, 1927 in Gallia County to the late James and Martha (Hicks) Farney.
John retired from the Oak Hill Foundry.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty (Hatfield); son, Joe (Kim) Farney of Reynoldsburg;
two daughters, Blanche Farney and Beverly Farney both of Oak Hill; grandchildren, Christina
(Dan) Smith and Rhonda Farney, all of Gahanna, Sarah and Jonathan of Galloway; one great-
grandson, Michael Smith; two brothers, Steven of Coolville and Charles of Portsmouth; two
sisters, Mary French and Helen Logan, both of Oak Hill.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Tommy, Bill, James, Marvin Lee, and Wayne; sisters,
Margaret Wilson and Betty Trysinger.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 14 at 1 p.m. at the Oak Hill Evangelical Community
Church with the Rev. Stan Howard officiating. Interment followed in Gallia Baptist Cemetery.
Friends called from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill and
one hour prior to the service at the church.
Dave Rose
Died: Monday, March 11, 2002
Age: 83
Dave Rose, age 83, of Jackson, passed away Monday, March 11, 2002 at St. Mary's Hospital in
Huntington, W. Va. Born April 18, 1918 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late L. M. Rose
and Rose Hutchins Rose.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Bill (Milo) Rose, sisters Marie
Montgomery, Dottie Aryn and Lucinda Lyons and his brother Donavan Rose.

Dave was a World War II Army veteran and retired from Henry's Grocery warehouse where he
worked as a foreman. He also had worked as a real estate broker. He was a member of the
Grace United Methodist Church and was a Kentucky Colonel and a Kentucky Admiral.

Dave is survived by his wife, Ann Bowman Rose of Jackson; sons, David M. Rose of Mt. Vernon,
Michael (Bonnie) Rose of Summit, NJ and Kim (Pam) Rose of Mt. Vernon; sister Helen (Claude)
Elliott of Jackson; and grandchildren Soren, Paul and Hannah Rose. Services were held at the
convenience of the family. Burial was in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Melvin Blaine Davis, Sr.
Died: Sunday, March 10, 2002
Age: 82

Melvin Blaine Davis, Sr., age 82, formerly of State Street Jackson, passed away Sunday, March
10, 2002 in Wheelersburg. He was born June 10, 1919, a son of the late Walter and Fannie
Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Ann (Coyan) Davis and a
son David Dingle Davis.

He was a WWII veteran with the Merchant Marines, a member of the Elks Lodge and Moose
Lodge of Jackson.

Ginger is survived by a son and a daughter-in-law, Butch and Christy Davis, a daughter, Yvonne
McCartney, all of Jackson; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also among his
survivors are a grandson, Shannon Davis and his wife Melissa, with whom he resided in
Sciotoville, Ohio along with two great grandchildren, Courtney Davis and Rodney Trapp, whom he
loved and enjoyed very much.

Funeral services were held graveside Tuesday, March 12, at 1 p.m. at Fairmount Cemetery with
Rev. Michael Percell officiating.

The family's favorite charity is Hospice of Southern Ohio.
Bryan D. Starkey
Died: Saturday, March 09, 2002
Age: 20

Bryan Dean Starkey, age 20 of Wellston, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, in Belmont County, as
the result of an automobile accident.

Bryan was a 2000 graduate of Wellston High School where he enjoyed sports and extra curricular
activities. He was a current student at Capitol University where he was a member of a local
fraternity.

Bryan was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Warren Starkey of Wellston and Robert Hoy,
also great-grandfather, Carol Bowen.

He is survived by his parents, Dean and Karen (Hoy) Starkey of Wellston; a sister, Nikki Starkey
of Wellston; two grandmothers, Majorie Starkey of Wellston and Loisene Hoy of Creola; great-
grandmother, Pearl Bowen of Zaleski; three aunts, Cristy (Brad) Kornmiller, Katherine (Duane)
Molihan and Beth (Gary) Dillinger and Uncle Robert E. Jr. (Arretha) Hoy.

Friends called on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jason R. Winters Funeral
Chapel. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. Peter and Paul Church, Wellston,
with Father Marroon officiating.
Walter D. Smith
Died: Friday, March 08, 2002
Age: 88

Walter D. Smith, age 88, of Smith Road, Waverly, Ohio, passed away Friday, March 8, 2002 at
Adena Regional Medical Center. Private funeral services will be held at Cox Funeral Home at the
convenience of the family.
Claire L. Holden
Died: Friday, March 08, 2002
Age: 68

Mrs. Claire L. Holden, age 68, of Scott Depot, W. Va., died, very suddenly, March 8, 2002 at
home.

She received a bachelor degree in chemistry from Cornell University and was a retired chemist
with Mobile Corporation, Edison, N.J. She was a member of the Newcomers Club and was an
Episcopalian.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia (Patrick) Connors of Hurricane, W. Va.;
grandchildren, Christopher, Allison, Scott, Ashley, Eddie and Kevin.

Memorial service will be held Friday, March 15, at 4 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane,
W. Va. There will be no visitation.
Margie E. Mahle
Died: Thursday, March 07, 2002
Age: 78

Margie E. Mahle, age 78, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Forest Hills Nursing Home.

She is survived by daughters, Agnes (Steven) Stevenson of Jackson, Ohio; Patricia (Warner)
Keplar of Columbus, Ohio; Elizabeth (Doug) Lloyd of Westerville, Ohio; Theresa Eastep of
Baltimore, Ohio; sons, Jerome (Becky) Mahle of Lancaster, Donald Mahle of Middleburg, Fla.;
Phillip (Bonnie) Mahle of Delaware, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters,
Isabell (Robert) DeNenue of Florida and Faye Moss of Ohio; brother, Paul Jenkins of Ohio; several
nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. in the Long Funeral Home, 45528 Cleveland
Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, where family received friends on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Pastor James
Davis presided. Burial was in Blendon Central Cemetery.
Gene W. Perry
Died: Wednesday, March 06, 2002
Age: 68

Gene Wetzel Perry, age 68, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at VA Medical
Center, Chillicothe. Born Sept. 21, 1933 in Warfield, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Homer
Perry and Sylvia Lyons Perry, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, who survives.

In addition to his father, his wife, Joyce Evelyn Roseberry Perry; his son, Daniel Allen Perry; his
daughters, Denise Ilene and Deborah Lynn Perry and his brother, Charles Samuel Perry also
predeceased him.
Gene attended Marshall University, was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served from 1952 to 1956,
and was a former employee of Chrysler Motor Co., where was an an electrician.

Gene is survived by his daughter and husband, Delores A. Lori and Roy Kiroff, of Westland, MI;
brother, Norman Perry of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; granchildren, Kari Griffin Clark, Randi Griffin and
Austin Kiroff; and his friend and companion, Carol Liz Allen, of Jackson.

Friends called on Friday, March 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at
Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home. The funeral was held Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Jack Hughes officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery with military graveside honors by
DAV Chapter 45.
Gregory Alan Keels
Died: Tuesday, March 05, 2002
Age: 42

Gregory Alan Keels, age 42 of Columbus, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2002. He was born
April 25, 1959 in Gallipolis, Ohio.

His survivors include his mother Patricia Keels White of Columbus; grandmother Eleanor Keels of
Oak Hill; two sons Gregory Keels II and Christopher Robinson; two daughters Angel Vaughn and
Amanda Keels all of Columbus; one brother Arthur Keels; two sisters Angela White and Norina
Goldsmith all of Columbus. Also a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was
preceded in death by step father Norman White; infant son, David and grandfather Vernon Keels.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2002 at Corinth Missionary Baptist
Church on Jimes Emory Road, Oak Hill, with Rev. Calvin Minnis officiating. Interment will follow in
Corinth Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Chelsae S. Ervin
Died: Tuesday, March 05, 2002

Chelsae Sue Ervin, age 3-1/2 months, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at 700 East 15th
Street, Wellston, Ohio. She was born Nov. 18, 2001 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Ryan and Jennifer
(Jerzak) Ervin.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by siblings, Randi Ellen, Anna Jade and Ryan Heath
Ervin, Jr.; grandparents, Melvin and Andrea Ervin of Wellston, Henry L. Jerzak and Jean Jerzak of
Springs, Colorado and Mike and Stella Rouse of Jackson; great-grandparents, Gene and Helen
Melvin of Wellston, Mary K. Ervin of Wellston and C. J. and Louise Sellers of Jackson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9 at 1 p.m. at the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home with
Revs. Robbie and Troy Ervin. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Robert G. Humphreys
Died: Sunday, March 03, 2002
Age: 72

CMSgt. Robert Bob G. Humphreys, USAF retired, passed away March 3, 2002 at the age of 72.
He was born Aug. 8, 1929 in Jackson, Ohio to Grafton M. and Margaret (Boggs) Humphreys. He
had an outstanding military career with the United States Air Force that spanned 30 years,
serving in Vietnam and many other places. His dynamic, selfless leadership was an inspiration to
all. After his retirement, he began working for the Postal Service, serving for another 18 years.

His survivors include his wife, June D. H. Humphreys; children, Cynthia E. Humphreys, Robin L.
Humphreys, Robert Shawn Humphreys, all of San Antonio, Texas; his mother, Margaret
Humphreys of Jackson; brothers, Jan (Carol) Humpheys of Home, Pa., Joe Humphreys of
Jackson; three aunts, Mary Goodwin of Columbus, Ohio, Emily Wolfe of Lancaster, Ohio and
Dorothy Houser of Florida, Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his father, Grafton M. Humphreys and one brother, Richard (Dick)
Humphreys.

Services were held on Thursday, March 7, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Randolph Air Force Base Chapel I
with interment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

Donations may be made in Bob's memory to The Jackson Christian Church, Broadway St.,
Jackson, Ohio 45640
Nellie M. Malone
Died: Sunday, March 03, 2002
Age: 87

Nellie M. Malone, age 87, of Jackson, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2002, at Edgewood
Manor Nursing Home in Wellston. She was born March 5, 1914 in Superior, Ohio, to the late
James and Sadie (Ervin) Russell. Nellie was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church in
Blackfork.

She is survived by her children, Eula Lewis of San Diego, Calif., Mary Lou McWhorter of Jackson,
Fred (Debbie) Malone of Marietta, and Eldon (Connie) Malone of Columbus; nine grandchildren; 1
step-grandson; 11 great-grandchildren and two step-great-granddaughters; brothers, George
Russell of Russell, Ky., Robert Russell of Gahanna, Enoch Russell of Columbus; sister, Ann
Markins and Gracie Markins both of Coal Grove.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton on April 7, 1985;
two infant children; brothers, John, Gordon, Raymond and Charles.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 6, at 1 p.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home
in Oak Hill, with the Rev. Mike Percell officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Frank W. Patterson
Died: Saturday, March 02, 2002
Age: 85

Frank W. Patterson, age 85, of Jackson, formerly of Wellston, passed away on Saturday, March
2, 2002, at Four Winds Health Care, Jackson. Born Oct. 2, 1916 in Harewood, W. Va., to the late
Robert and Carrie (Diggs) Patterson, he was retired from the Chillicothe V.A. Hospital and was a
veteran of WWII in the U.S. Army. He attended Winters Chapel Church in Wellston and was a
graduate of Coalton High School Class of 1936.

He is survived by sisters, Doris (Lawrence) Long of Jackson, Alma Talbot of Wellston, Ernestine
Scott and June (Herschel) Long, both of Columbus, and Alberta (John) Redman of Gahanna;
brother, Arthur Patterson of Coalton; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by sisters, Alice Patterson and Marie
Watson; brothers, George, Charles, and Howard.

Funeral service were held Tuesday, March 12, 2002 in the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home,
Jackson with the Rev. Robert Burchett officiating. Friends called from 12 noon until the time of
the service on Tuesday. Interment will follow in Fairmount Cemetery at a later date.
Helen A. Ervin
Died: Friday, March 01, 2002
Helen A. Ervin, of Washington Court House, Ohio, and formerly of Jackson, passed away on
Friday, March 1, 2002, at her home. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Judson F. and Ella Kerr
Barbee. On Sept. 22, 1940 Helen married Melvin Lee Ervin. After 56 years of marriage, Melvin
preceded her in death on April 6, 1996. Her sister, M. Jane B. Cooper, also preceded her in
death.

Mrs. Ervin was a graduate of Wellston High School, a homemaker and a member of the Jackson
Christian Church since 1942. She attended Grace United Methodist Church in Washington, C.H.
She was a member of the Fayette County Commission on Aging and was a former member of the
Jackson Progress Club.

Helen is survived by her nephew and his wife David Lee and Lisa Cooper and greatniece, Jennifer
Lee Cooper of Washington, C.H. and nephew, Jimmy Sampson of Franklin Furnace, Ohio; nieces,
Shirley Duncan of Portsmouth, Ohio, Judy Brown of Flatwoods, Ky., Barbara Scott of Bucyrus,
Ohio and Janet Bailey of Franklin Furnace, Ohio.

Friends may call on Wednesday, March 6, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home. The
funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the funeral home with the
Rev. Wayne Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Jackson. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions in Helen's memory may be made to the Fayette County
Commission on Aging, 1179 South Elm Street, Washington C.H., Ohio 43160.
Judy Kay Wasmer
Died: Friday, March 01, 2002
Age: 59

Judy Kay Wasmer, age 59, of Jackson, passed away Friday, March 1, 2002 at her home. Born
August 1, 1942 in Jackson, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Kathryn Nichols
Leonard. Judy was retired from the Jackson County Department of Human Services where she
was a caseworker and was a member of the Women of the Moose.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by an infant son, Mark Allen Wasmer.

Judy is survived by her husband, William Wasmer, whom she married, November 8, 1959, her
daughter and son-in-law Kelley and Robert Roby of Lakeview, Ohio; her son and daughter-in-law
Keith and Jana Wasmer of Woodstock, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law Mary Alice and Bill Wood
of Jackson; five grandchildren, Billy Wasmer of College Park, Maryland, Joshua and Jeremy
Wasmer of Woodstock and Codey and Ashley Weiford of Lakeview; nephews Mike, Jim and Jeff
Chenault; and by two special friends who were sisters in heart, Wanda Hammond and Joyce
Figlestahler, both of Jackson.

Friends may call on Sunday March 3, 2002 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be conducted on Monday March 4, 2002 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jack Hughes
officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Judy requested that
memorial contributions be made in her memory to: Hope Lodge of Cleveland, 11432 Mayfield
Road, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106-2364.
Robert Daniel Jenkins
Died: Thursday, February 28, 2002
Age: 63

Robert Daniel Jenkins, age 63, of Wellston, died Thursday morning, Feb. 28, 2002, at his home.
He was born in Milton Township on June 25, 1938, son of the late Reese and Isabel Kleinhans
Jenkins. He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Church of Wellston. He was employed as a
tooldresser for the business of water wells. He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his spare time.

He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Betty Jenkins of Wellston; niece and
husband, Jennifer and Brian Sizemore and by a great nephew, Brice Sizemore.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston with Father
Donald Maroon officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston. Friends may
call at the Jenkins Chapel on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The family suggests
contributions be made to the Saints Peter and Paul School fund in his memory.
Jim Brown
Died: Thursday, February 28, 2002
Age: 76

Jim (J. E.) Brown, 76, a resident of Twin Bridge Road, Wellston, Ohio passed away Thursday,
Feb. 28, at Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe. Born September 25, 1925, the son of the late
Elba and Edith (Watson) Brown. Jim was a World War II Veteran and after his discharge from the
Army he returned to his family farm and developed one of the top Gurnsey herds in the nation.
Jim loved and spent his whole life supporting and promoting agriculture. He served as a 4-H
advisor and helped organize the Jackson County Farmers Club and the Jackson County Farm
Bureau, and was the youngest man to serve as president. Jim was a 17 year member of the Soil
and Water Conservation Board and director of P.C.A. for twelve years. Jim was a long time
member of the Evergreen Baptist Church and a fifty year member of Black Diamond Lodge F. &
AM of Wellston. Member of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association, the American Gurnsey
Association and Ohio Purebred Dairy Cattle Association.

Surviving is his wife of 52 years, Freda Watson Brown; sons, David of Redfield Arkansas, Paul
(Denise) of Jackson, Jim (Laura) of Wellston and daughter, Mary of Waverly; eight grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren also survive. Jim is survived by two sisters, Ellen and Opal both of
Portsmouth.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

Friends may call Monday, March 4, from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home
in Jackson. Funeral services to be held Tuesday, March 5, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church
in Coalton. Rev. Andy Rawlins will officiate and burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers contributions may be made to Jackson County Farmers Club Scholarship fund.
Mildred Ferne Corvin
Died: Sunday, February 24, 2002
Age: 87

Mildred Ferne Corvin, age 87, of Oak Hill, a former resident of the Davis Home, passed away on
Sunday, February 24, 2002 at Heartland of Jackson. She was born on Jan. 2, 1915 in Jackson
County to the late Frank and Mattie Midkiff. Mildred was a member of the Methodist Church and
was a born musician who played and entertained throughout Jackson County in homes for the
elderly and nursing homes. She had resided at the Davis Home in Oak Hill since 1989 after the
death of her husband Carl of over 47 years. She was also a graduate of Jackson High School
Class of 1933.

She is survived by her children, Carl G. Corvin of Lady Lake, Florida, Walter F. Corvin of
Elizabethtown, Ky., Stanley Everett Corvin of Rineyville, Ky., and Florence Sue Howell of
Summerfield, Fla.; grandchildren, Peter H. Corvin of St. Cloud, Fla., Charles E. Corvin of
Charleston, S. C., Vivian L. Thomas of Charleston, S. C., Mark Corvin, Carl Frederick Corvin,
Nancy Corvin, Johnnie Lee Corvin, Penelope Corvin, Stan E. Corvin, Jr., David M. Silvey, Johnette
Silvey, Robert Silvery; great-grandchildren, Matthew Corvin, Christine Corvin, Christopher
Corvin, Zachary Thomas, and Miranda Thomas; also a niece, Susan Midkiff Hill of Jackson, and
nephew, Jerry Midkiff of Chillicothe.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Carroll Midkiff of Jackson and
Earl of Chillicothe; sister, June Kanouse of Palatka, Fla.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home with
the Rev. Doug Thompson officiating. Interment will follow in Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Evelyn M. Hyer
Died: Friday, February 22, 2002
Age: 90

Evelyn Morgan Hyer, age 90, formerly of Florida and Oil City, PA, passed away Friday, February
22, 2002 at Jenkins Memorial Nursing Home, where she had been a resident for three years.

Born July 18, 1911 in Oak Hill, she was the daughter of the late Daniel H. and Ruth E. James
Morgan. Evelyn was a registered nurse, having graduated from the Holzer Nursing School in
1935, and was a member of the Charleston, WV chapter of the Eastern Star.

In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Lyda Ellis Hyer
on December 15, 1999, and by four brothers, D. Paul Morgan, Donald J. Morgan, Arthur C.
Morgan, and Sanford H. Morgan. She is survived by her brother, John E. Morgan of Jackson and
by several nieces and nephews.

The funeral for Evelyn Hyer will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at Eisnaugle-Lewis
Funeral Home, with Rev. Dale Lykins officiating. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, two hours prior
to the service. Burial will follow in Sardis Cemetery, Oak Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sardis Cemetery Association, c/o
John E. Morgan, 254 E. Main Street, Jackson, OH 45640. Arrangements are under the direction of
Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home.
Eleanora S. Ice
Died: Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Eleanora S. Ice, died at University Hospital in Columbus on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2002. Eleanora
was born on August 22, 1912 at Lockbourne, Ohio, to Claude N. Strayer and Agnes Kocher
Strayer. She was the oldest of four children. Her brothers and sister were Daniel N. Strayer, Paul
R. Strayer and Claudia Isabelle Fisher, all of whom predeceased her.

Eleanora graduated in 1930 from New Dover High School, and later from business college in
Marion, Ohio. Afterward she worked in Delaware and Plain City, where she met David Thomas
Ice. She married Dave in Plain City on July 24, 1941. They moved to Jackson in 1942 and made
their home here. Eleanora and Dave had four children. Dave passed away on December 6, 1971.

Eleanora was active in the church all of her life. She was a member of the Jackson Presbyterian
Church, where she taught Sunday school and served as Deaconess and Elder. She also served for
a time as the Church Secretary and as the Treasurer for the Woman's Association of the
Presbytery of Scioto Valley. Eleanora was employed as a secretary and bookkeeper at the
Cambria Packing Company and later at the Jenkins Memorial Nursing Home.

Eleanora Ice is survived by her four children, who are William D. Ice, James R. Ice, Agnes I.
Martin and Claudia A. Ice, by her son-in-law William C. Martin and her daughter-in-law Janice
Ice, by her grandson John I. Martin, by her sister-in-law Nora Strayer and by nieces, nephews,
and cousins.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson, 286-2010.
Elizabeth E. Ice
Died: Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Elizabeth Eleanora Strayer Ice, died at University Hospital in Columbus on Wednesday, Feb. 20,
2002. Eleanora was born on August 22, 1912 at Lockborne, Ohio, to Claude N. Strayer and Agnes
N. Strayer. She was the oldest of four children. Her brothers and sister were Daniel N. Strayer,
Paul R. Strayer and Claudia Isabelle Fisher, all of whom predeceased her.

Eleanora graduated in 1930 from New Dover High School, and later from business college in
Marion, Ohio. Afterward she worked in Delaware and Plain City, where she met David Thomas
Ice. She married Dave in Plain City on July 24, 1941. They moved to Jackson in 1942 and made
their home here. Eleanora and Dave had four children. Dave passed away on December 6, 1971.

Eleanora was active in the church all of her life. She was a member of the Jackson Presbyterian
Church, where she taught Sunday school and served as Deaconess and Elder. She also served for
a time as the Church Secretary and as the Treasurer for the Woman's Association of the
Presbytery of Scioto Valley. Eleanora was employed as a secretary and bookkeeper at the
Cambria Packing Company and later at the Jenkins Memorial Nursing Home.

Eleanora Ice is survived by her four children, who are William D. Ice, James R. Ice, Agnes I.
Martin and Claudia A. Ice, by her son-in-law William C. Martin and her daughter-in-law Janice
Ice, by her grandson John I. Martin, by her sister-in-law Nora Strayer and by nieces and cousins.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson, 286-2010.
Alma Katherine West
Died: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Age: 79

Alma Katherine West, 79, of Beaver died unexpectedly Tuesday at her residence. She was born
July 23, 1922 in Jackson County, daughter of Harley E. and Oma L. (Gilson) Grant.

Mrs. West was preceded in death by her first husband Howard E. Davis in 1963 and her late
husband James Luther West in 1998. She was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist
Church of Beaver.

Survivors include one son, Roger E. Davis of Calif.; two daughters, Teresa L. Fields of Beaver and
Mary E. McCluskey of Calif.; one step daughter, Nancy Saunders of Beaver. Also surviving are six
grandchildren Jason Fields of Beaver, Amy Fields of Columbus, Wendee Davis and Greg Davis
both of Calif., Cathy Davis of GA., JoEllen Johnson of Piketon, and two great-grandchildren. Mrs.
West is survived by one sister Myrna Hanson of Jackson.

She was preceded in death by four brothers James Grant, Gilbert Grant, Edmund Grant and
Raymond Grant.

Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Sat. at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in
Beaver. Pastor Herman Stewart will officiate. Burial in Beaver Union Cemetery. Friends may call
at the Cox Funeral Home in Beaver, Friday from 4-8 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the
service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cox Funeral Home in Beaver.
Alma Katherine West
Died: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Age: 79

Alma Katherine West, age 79, of Beaver, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002, at her residence.
She was born in Jackson County. Arrangements are pending at the Cox funeral Home in Beaver.
Einon H. Plummer
Died: Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Age: 71

Einon H. Plummer, age 71, of Wellston, passed away on Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, at his
residence. He was born in Coalton, on Nov. 26, 1930 to the late James A. Plummer and Louise
Baesman Plummer Forsythe. Einon was a 1948 graduate of Coalton High School and a 1952
graduate of Ohio University. He also attended Franklin Law School. He was a Major with the
United States Marine Corps as well as a Captain with the Ohio National Guard, a Major with the
Logan Artillery Unit and Battalion Commander of Athens Units for a total of 16 years military
service. He was a former examiner for the Auditor of the State of Ohio and retired in 1998 as
Fiscal Officer and Executive Director of the Ohio Valley Health Service Foundation which is a
planning agency for state and federal dollars including Appalachian dollars which were used to
partially fund Southeast Ohio Emergency Medical Services, also known as SEOEMS. This program
was used as a model for other rural agencies throughout the United States. Other programs
funded included hospital and medical facilities, such as Jenkins Memorial Health Clinic of the
Holzer Medical Center, Jenkins Memorial Health Facility, Jackson County Health Department,
Holzer Hospital, Southeast Ohio Family Planning, Rio Grande Medical Laboratory Technicians,
Hocking Technical School, Ohio University School of Medicine and many others. In addition, this
agency also recruited doctors to work in the southeastern Ohio area.

He was a member of the Hope United Methodist Church in Wellston, American Legion Post 371 of
Wellston, Wellston Area Chamber of Commerce, active member of the Southern Hills Arts
Council, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity of Athens and Columbus, CHECO Health Board in Athens, board
member of the Children's Residential Facility in Nelsonville and the Jackson County Cancer
Society. He was a past member and former Chairman of the Rio Grande Community College
Board of Trustees as well as a former member of the Wellston City School Board. He also served
as the first president of the Wellston Jaycees.

He is survived by his wife Maxine Stephenson Plummer; sons and daughter-in-law, Einon H.
Plummer II of Columbus and Jeffrey (Cecilia) Plummer of Wellston; brother, James A. Plummer of
Wellston; sister, Alice Plummer Beatty of Wellston; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ivan L.
(Barbara) Stephenson of Wellston; nieces, Kathy (Ron) Taylor of Canfield, Ohio and children,
Ryan and Jared and Alicia Beatty of Wellston; nephews, Roger (Vickie) Stephenson of Wellston
and son, Joshua; Jim (Kim) Plummer of Jackson and daughter, Erica Morris; John (Martha)
Plummer of Jackson and son, John, Thomas Plummer of Wellston, Mark Beatty of Wellston, Scott
(Diane) Beatty of Wellston and daughter, Gwen, as well as a host of friends including Ceil Geitz of
Wellston.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Plummer Adkins.

Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in
Wellston. A celebration of life service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Hope United Methodist
Church in Wellston with the Rev. Glen Herman officiating. Burial will be at a later date in
Ridgewood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions given to the Hope United
Methodist Pipe Organ Fund, 217 East First Street, Wellston, Ohio 45692; Southern Hills Arts
Council, P.O. Box 149, Jackson, Ohio 45640 or Jackson County Relay For Life c/o Judy Wiggins,
88 Ohio Avenue, Jackson, Ohio 45640. Funeral services for Einon H. Plummer are under the
direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home.
Audrey Tribby
Died: Monday, February 18, 2002
Age: 77
Audrey Tribby, age 77, a lifelong resident of Jackson County passed away on Feb. 18, 2002, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born Feb. 22, 1924 to the late William
and Janetta Riffle.

She is survived by three sons, Everett (Gene-Michelle Tribby, Gary L. (Lora) Tribby and Lonnie
Tribby all of Wellston; six daughters, Betty (Robert) French of Florida, Susie Tribby, Maxine
Tribby and Mark, Peggy (James) Schafer all of Wellston, Bonnie (Jeff) Adkins of Chillicothe,
Bonnie Jean (Jamie) Miller of Ray; brother, Ernest Riffle of Wellston; sister, Rosie Holt of
Jackson; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents Audrey was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Everett Tribby;
four brothers and three sisters.

Funeral arrangements are by the J. P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston, a family viewing was
held Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. and friends may call Thursday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m.
and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Friday Feb. 22, at 1 p.m. with the
Rev. David Reese officiating. Burial will be in Hamden Cemetery.
Ida C. Teets
Died: Monday, February 18, 2002
Age: 80

Ida C. Teets, age 80 of Heath, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Grant Medical Center in
Columbus. She was born Oct. 31, 1921 in Johnson County, Tennessee, to the late Robert and
Danford Cisco (Potter) Stout. She was a homemaker and attended the Heath Church of Christ.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-laws, Reta (Robert) Tharp of Heath and Brenda (Paul)
Collins of Columbus; grandchildren, Linda and Dave Mason of Heath, Denise K. and Michael L.
Wilson of Mansfield, Beth Michelle Tharp of Heath and Stephanie Renee Collins of Columbus; two
great-grandchildren, Makenna Brooke Mason and Ethan Tyler Wilson; brothers and sisters-in-law,
Worley Ray and Mabel Stout of Charleston, W. Va. and John R. and Helen Stout of Albany, Ohio;
sisters and brothers-in-law, Faye Willis of Palm Harbor, Fla., Doris and Dave Raynard of Rock Hill,
S. C., Helen Mae and Estel Kirby of Elizabethton, Tenn., Frankie Lowe of Dunedin, Fla. and many
nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merlin Eldridge Teets, on March 6, 1993 and by a
daughter, Linda Carol Teets; a granddaughter, Jennifer Collins; three brothers, Eddie, Robert, Jr.,
and Ted Stout.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the funeral home,
1249 Hebron Road, Heath.

An online guestbook and memorial is available by going to www.hvjfuneralservice.com and
clicking on the obituaries link.
Heber Lee Armstrong
Died: Monday, February 18, 2002
Age: 80

Heber Lee Armstrong, age 80, passed away at his home on Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at 6:15 p.m.
He was born Aug. 27, 1921, in Jackson, to the late Oakley Lamar and Mattie Augusta Willis
Armstrong. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Joseph W.
Armstrong and his sister, Margaret E. (Armstrong) White.

A World War II Army veteran, Heber was a former mayor of Coalton and a former member of the
Coal Local School Board. He served as Jackson County Auditor for twelve years and had
previously served as Deputy Auditor for two years. He worked for a time as probation officer of
the Juvenile Court under Judge Scurlock. He was a former editor of the Wellston Sentry and a
former staff writer for the Journal-Herald.

Heber faithfully supported and attended the Wesley United Methodist Church and was a member
of the First Baptist Church in Coalton, Ohio. He was a fifty-four year member of the Jackson
Masonic Lodge and a long time member of the Jackson Rotary Club, with twenty-eight years of
perfect attendance. As a Rotary member, he received the distinguished Paul Harris Fellow Award
for outstanding service. He was a member of the Jackson County Farmers Club, a lifetime
member of the Scioto Grange, and a faithful supporter of the Jackson County 4-H program and
Jackson County Junior Fair, with thirty years' service as a 4-H advisor. With his wife, Ruth, Heber
was a supporter of the Coalton Historical Society.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Elizabeth (Maerker) Armstrong; three sons and daughters-in-law,
Edmund (Sharon) Armstrong and Dean (Denise) Armstrong, all of Jackson and James (Tanya) of
Nashville, Tennessee; seven grandchildren, Heather (Christopher) Callahan, Melissa Armstrong,
Carrie Armstrong, Lara Armstrong, all of Jackson, Paul, Timothy and Rebecca Armstrong of
Nashville, Tennessee and one brother, Dale Armstrong of Jackson.

Friends may call at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 2 to 8 p.m. Masonic
services will be held on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on
Friday, Feb. 22, at Wesley United Methodist Church, where the body will lie in state one hour
prior to the service with Rev. William R. Goodall officiating. Burial will follow in Hannah Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Wesley United Methodist Church
Scholarship Fund, 1384 Cove Road, Jackson, Ohio 45640 or to Coalton Baptist Church, c/o Rev.
Andy Rawlins, Box 42, Coalton, Ohio 45621.
Heber Armstrong
Died: Monday, February 18, 2002
Age: 80

Heber Armstrong, age 80, of Jisco West Road, Jackson, passed away Monday at his residence.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ruth Elizabeth (Maerker); sons, Edmund L. (Sharon) of
Jackson, James L. (Tanya) of Nashville, and Dean L. (Denise) of Jackson; seven grandchildren,
Heather Callahan, Melissa Armstrong, Carrie Armstrong, Lara Armstrong, Paul Armstrong,
Timmothy Armstrong, and Rebecca Armstrong; brother Dale Armstrong of Jackson.

Arrangements are pending with the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home of Jackson.
Constance G. Pyle
Died: Sunday, February 17, 2002
Age: 94

Constance Gayle Pyle, age 94, of 712 South Main Street, Washington C.H., Ohio, passed away
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002 at 5:25 a.m. at Fayette County Memorial Hospital where she had been a
patient since Feb. 13. She had been in failing health since August 2000.

Mrs. Pyle was born Nov. 8, 1907 at Jackson in Jackson County, Ohio to George Orville and Anna
Mae Broyles Keller. She moved to Washington C. H. in 1942 from Beaver, Ohio. She was formerly
a cashier at area grocery stores including Albers, A & P, Eavey's and Krogers. Mrs. Pyle was a
member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Fayette County Commission on Aging.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Clayton Pyle on Dec. 25, 1977; a son, Jack
Eugene Pyle on Jan. 24, 1995; three brothers, Brian, John and Patrick Keller; a half-brother,
Millard Keller, Sr., and two sisters, Iola Faye Spohn and Annadell Abherve Goodholm.

She is survived by three daughters, Constance M. Meriweather, Dorothy D. Ervin and her
husband, Jon and Shirley J. Stackhouse and husband, John, all of Washington C. H.; 15
grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren;
two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack (Phyllis) Keller of Jackson,
Dan (Billie) Keller of Columbus and George O. (Alice) Keller, Jr., of New Carlisle; two sisters,
Carol Arthur of Chula Vista, California and Susan Joan Eisnaugle of Jackson; several nieces,
nephews, grand-nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in
Washington, C. H., with the Rev. Dr. Wayne O. Clark, pastor of the Grace United Methodist
Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral
home from noon Wednesday until the time of the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 E. Market
Street, Washington C. H., Ohio 43160.
Donald E. Hammond
Died: Saturday, February 16, 2002
Age: 57

Donald E. Hammond, age 57, of Oak Hill, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002 at
Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. Born on June 1, 1944 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Harry and
Freda (Henson) Hammond, Don worked for the Ohio Operating Engineers for over 37 years and
was a farmer. He was a graduate of Portsmouth High School.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Judy (Meyer); a daughter, Melissa (Tony) Echler of Oak
Hill; two sons, Donnie Hammond of Oak Hill and Mark (Tina) Hammond of Chillicothe; two
grandchildren, Collin and Kendall Hammond of Oak Hill; three brothers, Carl (Carol) Hammond,
David Hammond and Gary (Kathy) Hammond; sister, Linda (Allen) Bowman, all of Jackson; also
numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak
Hill, with the Rev. Elza Green officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Barbara Sutton
Died: Friday, February 15, 2002
Age: 78

Barbara (Hayes) Delaney Sutton, age 78, of Plymouth, North Carolina, formerly of Oak Hill,
peacefully went to be with the Lord on Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, in Plymouth, North Carolina. Born
May 10, 1923, in Floyd County, Kentucky, to the late Eaph and Hattie (Hicks) Hayes. She retired
from the Oak Hill Hospital as an L.P.N., was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and the
Eastern Star Chapter 449 of Oak Hill.

She is survived by two daughters, Linda (Mike) Lee of Columbus and Mickey (Cecil) Downs of
Plymouth, NC.; son, Rick (Judy) Delaney of Lucasville; grandchildren, Michele Frashier, Michael
Lee, Brian Early and Jay Delaney; great-grandchild, Amanda Frashier; brothers, Madison Hayes
of Edgewater, Fla., and Adrian Hayes of Owensboro, Ky.; sister, Maxine Robbins of Jackson;
numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Bill Sutton; sisters, June Rawlins, Billie
Benson, Geneva Cayton and Avonelle Cook and brothers, Clarence and Curtis Hayes. She will be
lovingly missed by her friends and especially by her family, who adored her.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Bethel Presbyterian Church
with the Rev. James Hanna officiating. Interment will follow in Etna Cemetery, Pedro, Ohio.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill.
Barbara H. Sutton
Died: Friday, February 15, 2002

Barbara Hayes Sutton of Plymouth, N.C. and formerly of Oak Hill, passed away Friday at Plumbee
Nursing Home in Plymouth, N.C. Arrangements are pending with Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home,
Oak Hill.
Gene Jones
Died: Friday, February 15, 2002
Age: 72

Gene Jones, age 72, of Thurman passed away Friday at his residence after a lengthy illness.
Arrangements are pending with Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Richard D. Woodruff
Died: Friday, February 15, 2002
Age: 32

Richard D. Woodruff, age 32, of Oak Hill, died Friday, February 15, 2002 in Vinton County as the
result of an auto accident. He was born on April 15, 1969 in Oak Hill.

Survivors include his parents Ronald Woodruff of Oak Hill and Connie Gale (Adkins) Carney of
Oak Hill; grandmother Myrtle Woodruff of Oak Hill; brother Ronald Woodruff Jr. of Costa Mesa,
Calif.; sister Kristi Woodruff of Oak Hill.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday February 18, 2002 in the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral
Home, Oak Hill with Rev. Herman Stewart officiating. Interment will follow in C.M. Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday.
Lethia Faught
Died: Thursday, February 14, 2002
Age: 78

Lethia Faught French Parker, age 78, passed away at her home in Phoenix, Arizona, February 14,
2002. She was born in Jackson County, Ohio, on July 12, 1923, to the late Hershell H. and Daisy
Partlow Faught.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Louis Parker; one grandchild, Suzanne
Shelton; two brothers, Gordon Faught, Bill Faught, and first husband, Sam French.

She is survived by one sister, Helen Malone, of Jackson, Ohio and one brother Hershell (Ruth)
Faught, of Wellston, Ohio; eight children, four sons, Sammy (Shirley) French of Wellston, Gary
(Colleen) French, of Phoenix, Arizona, Jeff (Patricia) French, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jay (Shirley)
Parker, of Phoenix, Arizona; four daughters, Aligria French (Dave) Burton, of Jackson, Peggy
French Shelton, of Phoenix, Arizona, Brenda French (Mike) Foriz, of South Bend, Indiana; four
stepchildren, Sonny (Pat) Parker, Kenny (Phoebe) Parker, all of Phoenix, Arizona, Terry (Nikkie)
Parker, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Donna Parker, Rockwell, of Youngstown, Ohio; 26 grandchildren;
24 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews that she loved very much, and one
sister-in-law, Geraldine Faught, who she was very close to.

Funeral arrangements was made at Lawman's Funeral Home of Phoenix, Arizona. Internment was
at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona.

(We Love You Mom)
Opal Ross
Died: Thursday, February 14, 2002
Age: 72
Opal Ross, 72, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center,
Jackson. She was born May 14, 1929 in Jackson to the late Augusta and Goldie (Glass) Kerr.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lewis in 1995.

She is survived by three daughters, Patty Brust, Pamela (Lundy) Howard and Penny Ross, all of
Jackson; two grandchildren, Kelli Durham and Brian Brust of Jackson; three great grandchildren,
Dale Durham, Jr., Logan Simpson and Chandler Batey; two brothers, Larry (Shirley) Kerr of
Wellston and John Kerr of Jackson; two sisters Jayne (Royce) Horton and Linda Kerr of Jackson.

Friends may call at Mayhew Funeral Home Saturday, February 15 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where
services will be held Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery.
Ruby J. Vickers
Died: Tuesday, February 12, 2002
Age: 66

Ruby J. Vickers, age 66, of Wellston, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening at Mt. Carmel West
Hospital in Columbus. She was born June 23, 1935 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Bert and Allie
Whetstone Merrill. She was a clerk at Fruth Pharmacy in Wellston, and a member of First Baptist
Church in Wellston; Wellston Chase Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and the American Legion
Auxiliary.

She is survived by Dellos Vickers of Wellston; sons, Wayne (Cindy) Vickers of Wellston, Bob (Sis)
Vickers of Jackson, Trent Vickers of Wilmington, Greg Vickers of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Todd
Vickers of Wellston; daughters, Christina (Mike) Bado of Chillicothe and Amy Vickers of Tampa,
Fla.; grandchildren, Jeff (Mary) Michael, Robert, William, Jason, Stephanie, Quartni, Roger and
Dakota Vickers and Melanie and Michele Bado; great-grandchildren Megan Elizabeth Vickers and
Curtis Vickers; sisters, Helen James of Dayton, Betty Matteson of Hamden, Dorothy Dunfee of
Wellston, Edna Mitchell of Gahanna; sister-in-law, Louise Merrill of Wellston as well as several
nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son; sister, Irene Price Cornell
and brothers, Donald, Willard, Ernie and Ebon.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home. Burial to follow
in Ridgewood Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and
Friday 2 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a favorite charity of one's choice in
Ruby's memory.
Chase Arthur
Died: Tuesday, February 12, 2002
Age: 15

Chase Arthur, age 15, of Main Street, Jackson, Ohio, passed away at his residence on Tuesday,
February 12, 2002. He was born October 3, 1986 in Columbus, Ohio.

Chase is survived by his parents, Mike and Rhonda Hooley, his maternal grandmother, Billie Lee
Arthur, of Jackson, and one sister, Vanessa Hooley of Jackson; several aunts and uncles also
survive.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 15, at Mayhew Funeral Home at 2 p.m., with the Rev.
Tom Rayburn officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the
Real Friends Cemetery.
Roger C. Lowe
Died: Monday, February 11, 2002
Age: 40

Roger C. Lowe, age 40, Odentonm, Maryland, passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2002 at his
residence. He is survived by his wife, Pam Anderson Lowe. Funeral arrangements are under the
direction of McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston.
Lloyd Paul Evans
Died: Monday, February 11, 2002
Age: 70

Lloyd Paul Evans, age 70, died Monday evening, Feb. 11, 2002, at his home in Columbus, Ohio.
He was born in Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 6, 1932, son of the late E. Paul and Dorothy Hauk Evans.
He was a graduate of Wellson High School, Class of 1950, and Miami University of Oxford, Ohio.
Lloyd was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He was retired President and Chairman of the
Board of the Milton Banking Company, retired President of the Sylvester Memorial, Wellston
Public Library. Veteran of the U.S. Navy, former Explorer Scout leader, and a long time member
of the Sierra Club. A dream of a lifetime became a reality for him as he completed a 5 month,
2138 mile thru hike of the Appalachian Trail in 1989. He was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church of Wellston and more recently the Broad Street Presbyterian Church in Columbus.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gail Meyer Evans; one sister, Diane Vernon of Ambler,
Pa.; four daughters, Julie Wilkinson of Hilliard, Becky Arthur of Wellston, Susan Murray of Upper
Arlington and Keryn DeRubis of Colorado Springs, Co.; eleven grandchildren, Austin, Jack and
Grant Arthur, Michael, Kathryn, Cory and Jacob Wilkinson, Alex, Nathan and Annie Murray and
Jason DeRubis; nephews, David and John Vernon; nieces, Debbie DiMicco and Lisa
Johaningsmeier; cousins, J. Edgar Evans, Jeanne, Hilary, Joyce, Alfred and James Whitaker and
Suzanne Walker. Also many wonderful in-laws and friends.

Friends may call at the Jenkin