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Millie McVey
ALBANY - Millie D. McVey, 76, of McVey Road, Albany, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Mineral, daughter of the late William H. and Vesta McLead Lowry. She was a housewife and a member of Union Ridge Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by her husband, Leonard McVey; two daughters, Carol (Benny) Adkins of Grove City and Retha (David) Peters of Albany; two sons, Gary (Orlena) McVey of Marysville and Jerry (Susan) McVey of Galloway; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Margaret and Dorene Kay; a son, Stephen Ray; a daughter-in-law, Marva; two brothers, Noel and Denver Lowry; and two sisters, Bertine Brooks and Margaret Swart.
Services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Union Ridge Church of the Nazarene, with the Revs. Robert Jividen and Richard Wood officiating. Burial will be in New Marshfield Cemetery.
Friends may call at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany, Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m., with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9, and at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to services. 

Nancy Blosser
LITTLE HOCKING - Nancy Farley Blosser, 92, of Little Hocking, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.
She was born Jan. 16, 1908, in Jackson County, W.Va., daughter of the late David and Martha Baker Wyers. She was retired from Marysville Women's Correctional Facility.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Olis and Lois Farley, and Mel and Roxie Farley, all of Arizona; a daughter, Helen Blankenship of Little Hocking; a brother, Clyde Wyers of Little Hocking; 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, George Farley, to whom she was married for 55 years; her second husband, Lawrence Blosser, to whom she was married for 10 years; four brothers and four sisters.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at White Funeral Home, Coolville, with the Rev. Lee Hammond officiating. Burial will be in Coolville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Raymond Bails
ATHENS - Raymond H. "Ray" Bails, 87, of Bails Road, Athens, passed away Saturday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Born Jan. 18, 1913, in Guysville, he was the son of the late William Albert and Lenna McNeil Bails. He attended school at Jasper Hill. Mr. Bails was retired from Vanadium Tool Co. after 27 years. He was a veteran of the Army having served in World War II, and was a member of Athens Redman Lodge, Mohawk Tribe.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Anita L. Scott Bails; daughters Betty L. McAllister of Trimble, Linda M. Bails of Glouster and Brenda K. (Clay) Phillips of Athens; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Elias Bails of Athens; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Cecil and Rose Scott of Albany; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Raymond and Carolyn Ice of Albany; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Diana Scott of Medina; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nora Jarvis Bails; a sister, Ada Bails Ball; a brother, Clarence Bails; and a son-in-law, Paul McAllister. 
Services will be conducted Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, by minister Willard Love, with burial in Asbury Cemetery and military graveside services by the Athens Post VFW.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Robert Brewer
POMEROY - Robert E. Brewer, 60, of Pomeroy, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Chillicothe.
He was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Middleport, son of the late Floyd A. Brewer and Octa Betz Brewer Ward.
Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Meigs County Unit, P.O. Box 703, Pomeroy 45769.
Arrangements are by Fisher-Acree Funeral Home.

Ronald Hardin
LOGAN - Services for Ronald Roy Hardin, 58, of Logan, will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with burial in Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphia.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. 
Mr. Hardin died Nov. 22, 2000, at his residence.
Born Sept. 4, 1942, in Columbus, he was the son of the late Roy E. and Mable Louise Boyles Hardin. He is survived by his wife., Sara Jean McCann Hardin.

Roy Hartley Jr.
McARTHUR - Roy E. Hartley Jr., 73, of Kisor Road, Wellston, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 2, 1927, in McArthur, son of the late Roy A. and Mayme Edwards Hartley. He was a retired truck driver for Austin Powder Co., a veteran of the United States Army, a member of McArthur Christian Church, attended Wellston First Church of the Nazarene, and was a member of Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons McArthur Chapter 102, Jackson Commandery 053 of the Knights Templar, Grand Council Royal and Select Masons of Ohio Wellston Council 102, Shiloh Shrine Club of Jackson County, Taberah Shrine Club of McArthur and Aladdin Temple AAONMS of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine Clark Hartley; a son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert L. and Deborah Hartley of Wellston; a grandson, Gilbert E. Hartley of Wellston; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Kenny Nuzum of Urbana; a sister-in-law, Clara Jane Hartley of McArthur; an uncle, Vernon Hartley of McArthur; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles "Bob" Hartley.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston, with the Revs. Danny Wise and Rodney Kuhn officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday prior to services.

Shane Henderson
MILLFIELD - Shane William Henderson, 23, of Millfield, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000.
He was born Jan. 25, 1977, in Athens. He was a self-employed carpenter in the local area and also in Missouri. Shane has a special love for lighthouses because of the beautiful beacon of light. He will be sadly missed by his friends and family. (Follow the light, Shane.)
He was the only son of Linda Zimmer Alfman and Bill Henderson. He is survived by his stepfather, Roger Alfman; grandmothers Waneda Nogrady and Donna Henderson; fiance Jessica Bumpbass; stepsisters Marsha Thompson, Jessica Alfman and Carrie Henderson; stepbrothers Rocky Alfman and Billy Henderson; family members B.J. Nogrady and Tarah Nogrady; godfather Butch Olbers; and godmother Brenda Olbers.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather Billy "Tank" Zimmer.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m., at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, with Pastor Ron Fierce officiating. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m.

William Smith
AMESVILLE - William Paul Smith, 76, of Route 550, Amesville, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at his residence.
He was born May 20, 1924, in Sharpsburg, son of the late William and Jessie Hill Smith. He was a retired highway inspector for the Ohio Department of Transportation, attended Bartlett Bible Baptist Church, and was a past member of the Athens County School Board.
He is survived by his wife, Betty McBrayer Smith; a stepson, Bobby Hartleben of Stockport; two stepdaughters, Jenny Pugh of Stockport and Debbie Hartleben of Beverly; a granddaughter and four step-granddaughters; four brothers, Gayle (Ethel) Smith of Zanesville, Robert (Barbara) Smith of Athens, Roger (Patty) Smith of Cutler, and Randy (Sandra) Smith of Little Hocking; and five sisters, Louise Ramsey and Vivian Thompson of Canton, Donna (Raymond) Hale of Columbus, Wanda (Jim) Tate of Canal Winchester, and Karen (Larry) Norman of McConnelsville.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Jean Smith; a son, Paul Gene Smith; and a brother, Argyle Smith.
Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Bartlett Bible Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jack Berry officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Sharpsburg.
Friends may call at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church on Thursday one hour prior to services.

Arthur Traugh
NELSONVILLE - Arthur L. Traugh, 70, of Nelsonville, died today, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Doctors North Hospital in Columbus.
Born Jan. 15, 1930, in Nelsonville, he was the son of the late Eugene Traugh and Ella Hartman. He was a retired warehouse supervisor for Hocking College, and a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Doradeane Hoffman Traugh; two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Janice) Young of Pickerington and Mellany Dane and fiancé Michael Saluppo of Akron; two grandsons, Danny and Travis Brown of Pickerington; three granddaughters, Kristen Young of Pickerington, Chelsea Dane of Akron and Kylie Dane of Nelsonville; a great-granddaughter, Mikayla Dane of Nelsonville; and a brother, William (Christine) Traugh of Nelsonville.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, and sisters Frieda Covert, Margaret Pritchard and Helen Hartley.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. at Warren-Brown Funeral Home in Nelsonville with the Rev. Ernie Perkins officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Nelsonville.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be held Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Charles Emick
LOGAN - Charles Edward Emick, 80, of Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Logan Healthcare Center.
He was born Sept. 2, 1920, in Nelsonville, son of the late Virgil Edward and Bessie Azbell Emrick.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Flood Emrick of Logan.
Services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m., at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Logan. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, with military services conducted by the Combined Veterans of Hocking County.
Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home in Logan.

Charles Wyckoff Sr.
LOGAN - Charles E. Wyckoff Sr., 42, of Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 9, 1958, in Hocking County, son of Leroy Wyckoff of Englewood, Tenn., and the late Dorothy Friley Wyckoff.
He is survived by a son, Charles E. Wyckoff Jr.
Services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan. Burial will be in Webb Summit Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by the Combined Veterans of Hocking County.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with an Eagles memorial service to be conducted Tuesday at 7:30.

Dorothy Barrett
HARTFORD, W.Va. - Dorothy Ann Barrett, 82, of Hartford, W.Va., died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Born Dec. 16, 1917, in Athens, she was the daughter of the late James Calvin and Sarah Elizabeth Smith Frost.
She is survived by three daughters, Phyllis Hartung, Grace Hysell and Eva Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Barrett.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Father's House Church in Hartford, W.Va. Burial will be in Zerkle Cemetery in Clifton, W.Va.
Calling hours will be held at the church two hours prior to the service on Monday.

Edna Life
REEDSVILLE - Edna M. Life, 90, of Reedsville, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center in Pomeroy.
She was born in Chesterville, W.Va., daughter of the late Charles and Eva Hoover James. She was a member of Chester Nazarene Church.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Patricia Life of Reedsville, and Lyle and Eleanor Life of Vincent; a daughter and son-in-law, Ida and Berl Boggs of Coolville; a son-in-law, Russell Spencer of Pomeroy; a brother, Vernon James of Parkersburg, W.Va.; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was married Nov. 3, 1928, to the Rev. Edmond Life, who is now deceased.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Spencer; a daughter and son-in-law, Eva and Robert Zumbach; and a great-granddaughter.
Services will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m., at White Funeral Home in Coolville, with the Rev. Herbert Grate officiating. Burial will be in Coolville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 9 p.m.

Eleanor Booth
ZALESKI - Eleanor B. Booth, 93, of Zaleski, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Kimes Convalescent Center in Athens.
She was born on Feb. 18, 1907, in Zaleski, daughter of the late William and Emma Rhoades. She was a homemaker, and a member of Zaleski United Methodist Church and Zaleski Senior Citizens.
She is survived by daughters Betty (Darrell) Perry of Albany, Joan Tripp and Sheryl (Frank) Tripp of Blacklick, Mary Lou Morrison of Huntington, W.Va., Patricia (Larry) Coffey of Gahanna, Glenna Rose (Lee) Rider of Columbus, and Wilma (Frank) Knifer of Derby, Kan.; sons William (Phyllis) Booth of Creola, and Larry (Shirley) Booth of Nankin; a daughter-in-law, Mary Booth of McArthur; and 29 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Booth, on Nov. 26, 1995; a son, Robert Booth; grandsons, Michael Perry and Jerry Booth; two sisters, and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur, with the Rev. Walter Goble officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Zaleski.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, 4 to 8 p.m.

Enid Cole
MIDDLEPORT - Enid Cole, 57, of 70 N. Second Ave., Middleport, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 14, 1943, daughter of the late Pearl and Ruby Caldwell Cole. She was employed at Arcadia Nursing Center in Coolville as a nurses aide, and was a member of Racine United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Jack Richards of Long Bottom; a brother and sister-in-law, Otis and Annalee Cole; a sister and brother-in-law, Angie and Sonny Miller of Chester, Va.; a sister, Marjorie Mercer of Little Hocking; grandchildren Woody and Jamie Richards, and Janice Richards, all of Long Bottom; five great-grandchildren, Niki and Jake Brannon of Reedsville, Jordin, Brody and Jaylen Richard, all of Long Bottom; an aunt, Helen Geoglein of Pomeroy; special friends Russell Chevront, Minnie and Paul Johnson, Virginia Rowe, Helena Gardner, Waitman Stevens and Donna Jean Whaley Sellers; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Homer, Dwight, Floyd, Bernard, Dorsel and Orville.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at White Funeral Home in Coolville, with the Rev. Brian Harkness officiating. Burial will be in Success Cemetery in Reedsville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Fred Pugh
WELLSTON - Fred S. "Dude" Pugh, 79, of Wellston, died Friday morning, Dec. 8, 2000, at Four Winds Nursing Facility.
He was born Oct. 10, 1921, in Glenroy, son of the late Clifford and Stella Poole Pugh. He was a former employee of Jackson County and the city of Wellston. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a lifetime member of American Legion Post 371 of Wellston, a lifetime member of VFW Post 9893 of Albany and Disabled American Veterans Jackson County Chapter 45, and a member of 40 et 8.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Clifford and Cheryl Stansberry Pugh of Wellston, Frederick W. Pugh of Mississippi, and Roger and Cheryl Wells Pugh of Wellston; daughters and a son-in-law, Linda and Dave Roach of Columbus, and Patricia Dempsey of Mississippi; brothers Gerald Pugh of Londonderry, Bob Pugh of Wellston, Dave Pugh of Chillicothe, and Dwight Pugh of Athens; a sister, Wilma Jean Pugh of Athens; as well as eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Walter Dempsey; a grandson, Douglas Pugh; a brother, George Pugh; and sisters Eileen Pugh and Mary Evelyn Climer.
Services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., at McWilliams Funeral Home, with Pastor Danny Minton officiating. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. 

Florence Ousley
CREOLA - Florence Hughes Ousley, 61, of Creola, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Doctors Hospital North, Columbus.
She was born March 31, 1939, in Dundas and was a daughter of the late Clarence T. and Mary Alzina Brooks Hughes Sr.
She is survived by her husband, Herbert Dale Ousley; and her sons, Clarence Michael, Jerry and Herbert Eugene "Bo" Ousley.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur. Burial will be in Elk Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Eugene Goss
LOGAN - Eugene D. Goss, 80, of Logan, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 30, 1920, in Lancaster, son of the late Clyde and Lois Dumm Goss.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Kern Goss.
The funeral service will be private, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Homer O'Nail Sr.
NELSONVILLE - Homer E. O'Nail Sr., 80, of Nelsonville, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.
Born May 11, 1920, in Athens County, he was the son of the late Alex and Marie Young O'Nail. He was married to Juanita Robinson O'Nail of Nelsonville.
He was retired from Local 24 Sheet Metal Workers in Columbus. He was a member of the Nelsonville Lions Club and received the Melvin Jones Award, and of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank where he was a past president. He attended Nelsonville Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Men's Bible Class. He was active in the American Motorcycle Association and was a former off-road racer.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Homer E. (Carolyn) O'Nail Jr. of The Plains; a daughter, Sharon (Carlin "Jeep") Carpenter of Bluffton; a stepdaughter, Peggy (Ralph) Hartman of The Plains; four grandchildren, Kelly Carpenter of Hilliard, Jill Knodel of Bluffton, Homer E. "Gene" (Linda) O'Nail III of Chauncey, and Patrick Ryan O'Nail of Logan; two step-grandchildren, Brent Hartman of Nebraska and Andrea Slaughter of Texas; two great-grandchildren, Alexa Knodel and Cory Ringer; a brother, Gerald "Jerry" O'Nail of Lancaster, Calif; two sisters, Kathleen Simmons of Nelsonville and Ruth (Jerry) Wilson of St. Charles, Mo.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma D. O'Nail, who died in 1982; and two brothers, Robert and Elmer O'Nail.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home in Nelsonville, with Pastor Michael Thomas officiating. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Nelsonville.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Lions service to be held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nelsonville Wesleyan Church, Chestnut and Harper Streets, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

Ina Baker
LAURELVILLE - Ina Eileen Baker, 76, of Laurelville, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital in Logan.
She was born April 19, 1924, in Hocking County, daughter of the late Willard Vern and Laura Tyo Dicken.
She is survived by her husband, James Baker; a daughter, Brenda Baker; and sons James Keith, Timothy Vernon and Leslie Dean Baker.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at South Perry United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery.
Friends may call at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church on Friday one hour prior to services.

Joan Powell
NELSONVILLE - Joan A. Powell, 70, of Nelsonville, died Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Pine Hills Continuing Care Center in Nelsonville.
Born May 7, 1930, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Thermon and Rose Spaniard Adkins. She was married to James F. Powell of Nelsonville.
Over the years, she pastored several Nelsonville area churches.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Eddie (Judy) Roberts and a daughter, Bonnie (Gary) Hook, both of Nelsonville; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bonnie Korns of Florida and Delilah Sigmon of Logan.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Jesse Edward Roberts; a grandson, Steven Bruce; and a brother, Roy Adkins.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home in Nelsonville. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in Nelsonville.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Joshua Estep
CHAUNCEY - Joshua Anthony Martin Estep, 13, of Chauncey and Apple Grove, W.Va., passed away Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, in Chauncey.
He was born Feb. 26, 1987, in Athens, son of Paul Estep and Melody Martin Estep Yonker. He was a seventh-grade student at Athens Middle School, and a member of the DARE club. Josh collected yo-yos, enjoyed playing Nintendo and basketball, and was a bicycle enthusiast.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Melody and Raymond Yonker of Apple Grove; his father, Paul Estep of The Plains; two brothers, Paul and Jacob Estep; a sister, Melissa Estep; and a stepbrother, Raymond Yonker, all of Apple Grove; grandparents Jim Martin of Logan, Eleanor Bateman of Buchtel, and Gene and Charlotte Estep of Athens; step-grandparents, Raymond and Dottie Yonker of Apple Grove, and Sharon and Larry Foss of Nelsonville; great-grandmothers Martha Clark and Hattie Swartz; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He also is survived by a special aunt, Teresa Estep, with whom he made his home during the school year.
He was preceded in death by a stepsister, Renee Yonker; and a step-grandfather, George Bateman Jr.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home in Nelsonville, with Pastor Dave Cogar officiating. Interment will be in Whitmore Cemetery, Buchtel.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m.

Dr. Karl Olsen
ATHENS - Dr. Karl John Olsen, a pioneer in electromyography and nerve conduction testing, died Nov. 21 at Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus, following a heart attack.
He was born on Sept. 3, 1922, in Wellington, and was valedictorian of his high school class. From 1940 to 1943, he majored in electrical engineering at Ohio State University. From 1943 to 1945, he trained as a navigator and pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps. After service in the occupation of Japan, he returned to OSU where he completed his BA and MD in 1952. Olsen interned at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, then completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation. In 1960, he began practice in the specialty at the Mayo Clinic.
In 1963, Olsen joined the staff of the Cleveland Clinic, later becoming head of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 1970, he became medical director of the Litchfield Rehabilitation Center, Akron. From 1973 until his retirement in February 2000, Olsen practiced with Dr. John Collis and Associates in Cleveland.
Olsen belonged to numerous medical societies, served as president of the American Association of Electromyography and published many research papers. Throughout his life, Olsen set an example for treating patients with respect, fairness and kindness. He was scholarly, an avid reader and interested in the arts.
Karl John Olsen, 78, is survived by his wife, Ann Channell Olsen, a native of Athens, a 1945 graduate of Athens High School, and a 1949 graduate of Ohio University; a son, Kurt (Margo) Olsen; and a daughter, Kristin (William) Kiser; and grandchildren, Randi Olsen, and Kelsey and Karl Kiser.
A memorial service was held Dec. 1, at 3 p.m., at Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights.

LeRoy Six Jr.
NEW STRAITSVILLE - LeRoy "Buck" Six Jr., 63, of New Straitsville, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital in Logan.
He was born May 31, 1937, in Athens County, son of the late William Leroy Sr. and Hazel Whaley Six. He was a retired maintenance employee for Odd Lots Distribution Center in Columbus, and a former employee of Columbus Clay.
He is survived by sons Rusty Six of Lancaster, Lee (Lucy) Six of Corning, and Cory Lee Six of New Straitsville; a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Jean Ellen) Filtey of Corning; eight grandchildren; and a brother with whom he made his home, Delbert Six of New Straitsville.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Ralph and Pearl Six; and sisters Geraldine and Alberta Six.
Services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home in Murray City. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 9 p.m.

Letha Mundy
LOGAN - Letha May Mundy, 75, of Logan, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born Oct. 13, 1925, in Logan, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Blum and Kittie May Harden Blum Grove. She is survived by her husband, Harry G. Mundy.
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, with burial in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, Laurel Twp.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Mary Davis
ATHENS - Mary Viola Davis, 83, of Overbrook Nursing Center in Middleport, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va. 
A lifelong resident of Athens County, she was born March 26, 1917, in Vinton County, daughter of the late Herbert and Ann Shrey Rizer. She attended New Life Assembly of God Church. She was formerly employed by several Athens restaurants, including the Home Restaurant and The Sportsman, where she was remembered for her scratch-baked pies and breads. 
A loving and devoted mother of eight children, she is survived by daughters Elsie (Ralph) Young of Athens, Nellie Louise (Henry) Young of Athens, Gladys (Chuck) Young of Athens, Florence (John) Metheney of Athens, Cledith (William) King of Middleport; a son, D. Joe (Dona) Marks of Guysville; a daughter-in-law, Winifred Marks of Carpenter; 30 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husbands Orville Clarence Marks and Raymond Davis; sons Freddie Herbert Marks and Orville William Marks; four grandchildren; two sons-in-laws; and special friend Alan Mills.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, with burial in Athens Memory Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Matthew Prater
DUNDAS - Matthew Ryan Prater, infant son of Harold Matthew and Deven Morris Prater of Dundas, was stillborn Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at University Hospital in Columbus.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur. Calling hours at the funeral home will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Michael Douglas
WELLSTON - Michael L. Douglas, 49, of Wellston, formerly of Shade, died unexpectedly late Sunday evening, Dec. 10, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 26, 1951, in Pomeroy, son of Ruth Fox Douglas of Pomeroy and the late John L. Douglas. He was owner and operator of Douglas Forest & Timber Products, where he was a log buyer. He attended Alexander High School and graduated from Tri-County Vocational School. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a member of the Ohio Division of Forestry Association, National Rifle Association, National Wild Turkey Federation.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kathy House Douglas; a daughter and her fiancé, Sarah Douglas and Scott Bailey of New Marshfield; another daughter, Rachael Douglas of Wellston; a son, Adam (Christina) Douglas of Hamden; a stepson, L.J. (Danielle) McKenzie of Wellston; grandsons Andrew Douglas of Hamden, and DeCota McKenzie of Wellston; sisters Roseanne (Gene) Hines of Amesville, and Nancy (Richard) Howard of Guysville; his mother-in-law, Mary House of Wellston; a sister-in-law, Kaye House of Wellston; a brother-in-law, Glenn House of Wellston; his maternal grandmother, Emma Fox of Pomeroy; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home in Athens, with Pastor James Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 937 N. High St., Worthington 43085; or the American Heart Association, Athens County, Tammy Bobo, P.O. Box 5812, Athens 45701.

Wesley Ralph
MIDDLEPORT - Wesley M. Ralph, 79, of Middleport, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, in Pataskala.
Born April 4, 1921, in Cheshire, he was the son of the late Blaine and Edith Hix Ralph. He is survived by his wife, Estelle Mulford Ralph; and a daughter, Janet Pine.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Rutland Freewill Baptist Church, with burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Fisher-Acree Funeral Home, Middleport.

William Russell
BUCHTEL- William Paul Russell, 81, of Buchtel, passed away Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Sunbridge Nursing Center in New Lexington.
Born April 16, 1919, in Athens County, he was the son of the late Virgil and Ruth Rittenberry Russell. He retired from Logan Clay Products and had worked at No. 255 coal mine in Chauncey for 25 years. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of Buchtel United Methodist Church, where he was on the church board, and was a member of Murray City American Legion Post 420. 
He is survived by his wife, Melvena M. Hall Russell of Buchtel; three sons, Paul E. (Virginia) Russell of Albany, Rickie D. (Rosann) Russell of Logan, Vaughn R. (Beverly) Russell of Buchtel; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles "Boggie" Russell of Logan; and two sisters, Alice Soles of Buchtel and Lillian Drake of Jacksonville.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 1 p.m., at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home in Nelsonville, with the Rev. Gary Carlson and Dave Shoemaker officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in Nelsonville, where there will be a military graveside service conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.


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