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Dr. Paul Boase
ATHENS - Dr. Paul H. Boase, 85, of Oberlin, former director of the School of Interpersonal Communication at Ohio University, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at Kendal at Oberlin.
He was born July 13, 1915, in Topeka, Ind., son of the late Herbert and Mary McLaughlin Boase.
Dr. Boase started his career in education teaching at three high schools in Indiana from 1937 to 1946. He was a graduate assistant in speech at the University of Wisconsin before joining the faculty at Oberlin College in 1948, becoming associate professor and chairman of the speech department. He was a professor at Ohio University from 1964 to 1980, retiring as professor emeritus. He was director of graduate studies from 1982 to 1985, and continued to teach part-time until 1992.
He received the Speech Communication Association of Ohio's Distinguished Service Award from in 1975 and its Winans-Wichelns Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address in 1981 for the book "The Rhetoric of Protest and Reform." He was elected to Phi Kappa Phi in 1978, received the Elizabeth G. Andersch Award in 1980, was elected to the Ohio High School Speech League Hall of Fame in 1986, and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, in 1988. He was the author of five books and 35 articles, including "A Short History of Methodism: John Wesley to Athens, Ohio," 27 short essays used by Athens First United Methodist Church for its bicentennial celebration.
Dr. Boase earned an bachelor's degree from Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., and masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
He was a member of Oberlin First United Methodist Church, Oberlin Men's City Club, National Communication Association, Central States Speech Association (president in 1968-69), American Association of University Professors, Ohio Retired Teachers Association and OU Emeriti Association.
His hobbies were tennis, traveling, attending elderhostels, bridge, reading and water exercise.
He is survived by his wife, Constance W. Boase of Oberlin; daughters Catherine Schuler of Las Vegas and Terri Hughes of Boise, Idaho; son Brian Boase of Mesa, Ariz.; brother Edward Boase of Frankfort, Ind.; stepchildren Kathleen Lindeman of Clio, Mich., Kevin Flanigan of Grafton, Ellen Deeter of Indianapolis, Sue Flanigan-Speed of Greensboro, N.C., and Mary Beth Stibbins of New Albany, Ind.; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie B. Boase; and brother Herbert Boase.
A memorial service will be held Jan. 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Kendal at Oberlin Auditorium, Oberlin, Ohio. The Rev. O. French Ball will officiate. 
A memorial service to be held Athens will be announced. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Paul H. Boase Family Scholarship Fund, Ohio University Foundation, P.O. Box 869, Athens, Ohio 45701; Kendal at Oberlin Staff Education Fund, Kendal at Oberlin, 600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin, Ohio 44074; or Allen Memorial Hospital Foundation Fund, Allen Memorial Hospital, 200 W. Lorain St., Oberlin, Ohio 44074.
Dicken Funeral Home, Elyria, handled arrangements.

Levi Redd
LOGAN - Levi Orlie Redd, 95, of Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home.
Son of the late Levi and Anna Mowery Redd, he was born Nov. 30, 1905, in Perry County.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Kathryn Lemon Redd.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Zora Riggs
COOLVILLE - Zora Belle Wallace Riggs, 73, of Columbus, formerly of Chester, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at her residence.
She was born in Hoggsett, W.Va., on April 4, 1927, daughter of the late Hiram Lee and Mary Emma Black Wallace. She is survived by children Kenneth Taylor, Mary Ethel Bahr and Sandra Connatser. 
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Meigs Memory Gardens, Pomeroy.
Friends may call at White Funeral Home, Coolville, today from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Irene Rood
RIPLEY, W.Va. - Irene Wendell Rood, 78, of Ripley, W.Va., died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at her residence.
She was a well-known and respected teacher of 42 years in Ripley and in nearby counties.
She is survived by her loving husband, the Rev. George R. Rood, a former resident of Wellston; a son, Charles Allen Wendell of Georgia; a daughter, Becky Bush of Ravenswood, W.Va.; two stepchildren, Robert Rood of Sidney and Becky Stewart of Ohio; five grandchildren, Joshua Bush of Kentucky, Anthony Stewart of Ohio, and Zakary, Josiah and Elizabeth Rood of Sidney; four brothers, Harry, Bobby Joe and Don of Ohio and Herman of Kentucky; and two sisters, Ruth and Shirley of Ohio.
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, W.Va., with the Rev. Ferrell M. Rood officiating. Burial will be in Fair Plane Cemetery.

Gladys Schorr
LOGAN - Gladys Irene "Mutt" Schorr, 90, of Logan, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 26, 1910, in Logan, daughter of the late Walter Earl and Elsie May Glass Columber. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Edward Schorr. 
A funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, Logan. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, where Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

Ruth Sellers
LOGAN - Ruth M. Shaw Sellers, 94, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
The daughter of the late Charles March and Lauramae Besco March, she was born May 4, 1906, in Jobs.
She is survived by her daughter, Virginia Farrell, and stepchildren Anna Gerken and Howard Sellers. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Walter Shaw and Arnett Sellers.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Logan Church of the Nazarene, with burial in Shaw Cemetery.
Friends may call at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of choice.

Shannon Rankin
GALLIPOLIS - Shannon Marie Rankin, 17, of Gallipolis, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, W.Va.
Born March 27, 1983, in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of Mary Ann Martin Rankin of Gallipolis and Vinton Rankin of Bidwell.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis, with burial in Ridgewood Cemetery, Wellston.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Cremeens Funeral Home, Gallipolis.
Contributions may be made to River Valley High School band and athletic programs, 1428 Little Kyger Road, Cheshire, Ohio 45620.

Charles Smith
RUTLAND - Charles M. Smith, 61, of Rutland, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, in Rutland.
He was born March 2, 1939, the son of the late Samuel J. and Lillie M. Nelson Smith.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Rutland Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Miles Cemetery, Rutland.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Fisher-Acree Funeral Home, Middleport.

Theadore Ahle
AMESVILLE - Theadore Fleming Ahle, 76, of Amesville, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Arcadia Nursing Center, Coolville.
Born April 7, 1924, in Coolville, he was the son of the late Herman and Nellie Fleming Ahle. He was a retired custodian for Federal Hocking Schools.
He is survived by longtime companion Martha Harry; a son, Steven (Lisa) Ahle of Cincinnati; seven daughters, Linda (Tom) Woodhouse of Hope, Ind., Donna Springer of Clearwater, Fla., Cindy (Al) Montle of Coolville, Nell (Tim) Chambers of Blacklick, Jennifer (Ervin) Blackston of Logan, Wanda Lawrence of Albany, and Marge (George) Hall of Athens; two stepdaughters, Carolyn (Frank) Grubbs of Greenwood, Ark., and Peggy (Lester) Gatchel of Glouster; 19 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jacqueline Doman Ahle, who died Nov. 13, 1984; a granddaughter, Breanna Blackston; a brother, William "Wid" Ahle; and two sisters, Ethel Carpenter and Alice West.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home, Chesterhill, with the Rev. Frank Hare officiating. Burial will be in Fleming Cemetery, Amesville. 
Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

William Pinkerton
AMESVILLE - William R. Pinkerton, 86, of Amesville, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Dayspring in Beverly.
He was born May 9, 1914, in Broadwell, to Warner and Catharine Sharp Pinkerton. He had been a self-employed dairy farmer. He had served as Bern Twp. trustee, had served on the FHA loan committee and had been a 25-year Grange member. He was a Methodist by faith. Mr. Pinkerton was a graduate of Bartlett High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served from Dec. 10, 1942, to Nov. 2, 1945. 
He is survived by his wife, Esther Davis Pinkerton, whom he married on May 26, 1941; two sons, Hoyt Pinkerton and his wife, Carol, of Amesville, and Morris Pinkerton and his wife, Becky, of Little Hocking; two grandsons, David Pinkerton and his wife, Eve, of Parkersburg, and Todd Pinkerton of Boston, Mass.; two granddaughters, Kristie Schrader and her husband, Allen, of Waterford, and Susan Marshall and her husband, Brandon, of Belpre; a brother, Ralph Pinkerton of Cutler; a sister, Martha Koker of Athens; six great-grandchildren, Tyler Pinkerton, Christian and Caleb Marshall, and Brian, Hunter and Kyle Schrader; and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Amber and Gabbie Barker.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Barlow chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with Kevin Rowland officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Athens County, with full military rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday one hour prior to the service.

Wilma Ogg
STEWART - Wilma I. Ogg, 77, of Stewart, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Doctors Hospital North, Columbus.
Born April 1, 1923, in Richland County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Anna Eberts Hyatt.
She retired from the U.S. Postal Service where she was formerly postmaster in Stewart. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star Minear Chapter 274 of Guysville, auxiliaries to Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the American Legion, and Stewart United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Ann (Bruce) Bush of Guysville and Susan (Randy) Chiki of The Plains; six grandchildren, Tiffany, Bree and Logan Bush, and Amy, Kari and Katie Chiki; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Raymond Ogg, in 1990; two sisters, Genevieve Foss and Marjorie Ogg; and two brothers, Kenneth and George Hyatt.
Graveside services will be conducted at the convenience of the family in West Union Street Cemetery, with Jane Beattie officiating.
Friends may call at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, today from 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Stewart United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 106, Stewart, Ohio 45778.

Woodrow Golden
CANAANVILLE - Woodrow E. "Woody" Golden, 82, of Canaanville died late Saturday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2000, at Scenic Hills Nursing Center, Gallipolis, after an extended illness. 
He was born March 16, 1918, in Coolville and was a son of the late Charles and Bertha Myrtle Walton Golden.
Mr. Golden was a construction worker employed with Peterson Guardrail Construction Co. He attended school in Coolville and was a longtime resident of Canaanville. He was a member of Floyd Bolin Post 3477 VFW, Athens. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the European Theatre.
Mr. Golden is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Ron Hibbard of Columbus; son-in-law, Jerry Proffitt of Guysville; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Shanks of Baltimore; and two brothers, Roy Golden of Glouster and Clarence Golden of Carroll.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Alene Scott Golden, in July 1996; a daughter, Sandra Proffitt; a son, Charles Golden; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Ruth Golden; two sisters, Inez Devaux and Mildred Widner; and five brother, Howard, John, Clifford, Ralph and Clay Golden. 
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with Pastor David Cogar officiating. Burial will be in Canaanville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the VFW/American Legion Honor Guard.

Ada Spears
GLOUSTER - Ada A. Spears, 84, of Glouster, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at her residence.
She was born July 17, 1916, in Athens County, daughter of the late Phillip and Lily Spears Green.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna Hoppstetter, with whom she made her home; a son and daughter-in-law, Clarence and Alvira Spears of Chauncey; sons Mahlon E. Jr., Ronald and Jerry Spears, all of Glouster; 21 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Edna Duncan of Amesville.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Mahlon E. Spears Sr., on Jan. 8, 1988; a daughter, Dolores Rutter; and four sisters, and four brothers.
Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Brown Funeral Home in Murray City, with Pastor Roy Burnside officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m., and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Alfred Gabriel
ATHENS - Alfred Gabriel, 82, of Circleville, passed away Dec. 25, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 27, 1918, in Athens, to the late Denziel and Sybil Matteson Gabriel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Gabriel, in 1972.
Mr. Gabriel taught and coached in Buchtel and Ames schools, Circleville High School and in Dublin schools, and served as a principal for Pickaway Twp. schools for 25 years. He received a masters degree from Ohio University, and was in education for more than 42 years. He was on the Committee for Veterans, and was a World War II veteran serving in Northern France, the Rhineland and the European Theatre, where he received the Purple Heart and the combat Infantry Badge. He was a member of the Ohio and National Associations of Education, was a life member of the VFW, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans Association, and was a member of Community United Methodist Church.
He is survived by two sons and their wives, Alan (Gloria Gerhardt) Gabriel of Circleville, and Arnold (Diane) Gabriel of Lancaster; five grandchildren, Alycia Gabriel, Tory Gabriel, Angela Gabriel, Alana Gabriel, and Alfred Gabriel; a brother and his wife, Ralph (Libby) Gabriel of Hickory, N.C.; and two nephews, Todd and John Gabriel.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Defenbaugh Wise Funeral Home in Circleville, with the Revs. Doyne Wiggins and James Sands officiating. Burial will be in Hitler-Ludwig Cemetery in Circleville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 and to 6 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 to noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Scholarship Fund.

Augusta Hall
POMEROY - Augusta Jean Hall, 62, of 100 E. Memorial Drive, Pomeroy, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, in the extended care unit of Veterans Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 11, 1938, in Antiquity, daughter of Jane Snyder Teaford of Pomeroy, and the late James Teaford.
She is also survived by her husband, Sampson Hall.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Ewing Funeral Home. Burial will be in Letart Falls Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Blain Rice
ATHENS - Blain "Pete" Rice, 83, of Route 56, Athens, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 27, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 18, 1917, in Sand Ridge, W.Va., son of the late Thomas and Martha Lockney Rice. He was a former resident of Hocking and New Marshfield, and a former coal miner and owner of Rice Sanitation Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II who served in the European Theatre, where he received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Victory Medal. He was a life member of New Marshfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Gilham Frank Post 8804, and Hocking Coon Hunters Club.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Carter Rice; a daughter, Mary Jo (Keith) Gabriel of Athens; sons, Jerry Lee (Sandra) Rice of Jefferson, Ark., and Larry "Tom" Esther Rice of Reynoldsburg; grandchildren, Jeff Gabriel and Blaine Gabriel of Athens, Jerry Rice of Ector, Texas, Brian Rice of Ann Arbor, Mich., Jennifer Waddell of Monroe, La., Lori Waldeck of Pataskala, and Kathy Murray, Linda Huhn and Larry Rice of Reynoldsburg; 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; sisters Essie McKee of New Marshfield and June Prosser of Wadsworth; a brother, Dale (Evelyn) Rice of Athens; and brothers-in-law Robert Carter of New Plymouth, and James Kennard of Athens.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Josephine Rice and Anna Ross; and brothers Marvin, Goff, Finley, Cliffton, Charles and Ralph Rice.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home in Athens, with Pastor David Cogar officiating. Burial will be in New Marshfield Cemetery, with military services conducted by the VFW Honor Guard.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Earl Redd
LOGAN - Earl Stanley Redd, 90, of Logan, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.
He was born Aug. 5, 1910, in Perry County, son of the late Levi and Anna Mowery Redd.
Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Cardaras Funeral Home in Logan. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from noon until time of services.

Eldon Barrows
POMEROY - Eldon Barrows, 70, of Myers Road, Pomeroy, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at his residence, following a brief illness.
He was born July 5, 1930, in Bakers Settlement, Athens, son of the late Harold Austin and Mabel Florence Davis Barrows. He was retired from Western Electric/Bell Labs, was a member of Athens First Church of God, Star Grange 778, Ohio State Grange and National Grange, and was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Greenless Barrows; children Roger, Charlie, Esther and Sharon Barrows of Athens, Darlene (Gregory) Carr of Heath, and Janet Hooper of Columbus; a stepdaughter, Rilla (Bill) Smith of Pomeroy; three grandchildren, including Gregory Carr II and Christian Carr; three step-grandchildren, Lester, Tracy and Luke; a step-great-grandchild, Sabrina; a sister, Dorothy (Harold) Morse of Wellston; and a sister-in-law, Audrey Barrows of New Matamoras.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth Davis and Lee E. Barrows; and a sister, Grace Budimier.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home in Albany, with the Revs. William Shepler and Joy Clark officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens, with military graveside rites conducted by Albany VFW Post 9893.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., where Star Grange 778 will conduct memorial services at 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meigs County Hospice, Athens First Church of God, or Star Grange 778.

Emily Davis
WELLSTON - Emily Lucille Davis, infant daughter of Vanessa Martin and Tom Davis, was stillborn on Nov. 30, 2000, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
Besides her parents, she is survived by grandparents Elaine and Wess Bryant and Roger and Melanie Martin. She was preceded in death by grandparents Ed and Virgie Davis. 
Special thanks to J.P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston.

Everett Davidson
ATHENS - Everett R. Davidson, 80, of Luhrig Road in Athens, died early Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 11, 1920, in Bladensburg, Ohio, son of the late Gliss B. and Hattie Berry Davidson. He formerly was employed as a construction foreman with Knowlton Construction Co. and Viesta Construction Co. He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, a veteran of World War II, having served in the Signal Corps in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of K.T. Crossen Post 21 American Legion, Athens Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3477 and AMVETS.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Burton Davidson; two daughters, Debra (Steve) Duke of Middleburg, Fla., and Judith (Jerry) Herron of Athens; a son, Henry (Cindy) Chesser of Euclid; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Otis, Dwight and Arthur Davidson.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home by Pastor Marwood Hallett. Burial will be in New Marshfield Cemetery. K.T. Crossen Post 21 American Legion will conduct military rites at the cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Fannie Barnhill
GUYSVILLE - Fannie Barnhill, 96, of Guysville, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 22, 1904, in Kingwood, W.Va., daughter of the late Byron and Ida Robinson Atherton. She and her husband, Winnie, owned and operated the Barnhill Service Station in Guysville for more than 50 years.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Winford "Winnie" Barnhill; four brothers, Vincent, Herman, Cyrus and Clarence Atherton; and a sister, Agnes Pearl Atherton Williams.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at White Funeral Home in Coolville, with the Rev. Dave Cogar officiating. Burial will be in Coolville Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Orange Christian Church in Lottridge.

Gerald Shuster
POMEROY - Gerald Eugene Shuster, 89, of Lincoln Heights, Pomeroy, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.
Born on Sept. 27, 1911, he was the son of the late Clara and Nolan Shuster. He was married for more than 65 years to the former Mildred Whaley, who died in April 1999.
Surviving are several cousins and many close friends.
Before his retirement 27 years ago, Mr. Shuster worked on construction job as a pipefitter. He was a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 577. For many years, he and his wife were active in the Middleport Church of Christ. He was a collector of railroad memorabilia and model trains and belonged to a local train club.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Ewing Funeral Home with Neil Proudfoot officiating. Burial will be in Miles Cemetery at Rutland.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Harry Lee
SHADE - Harry E. "Rass" Lee, 76, of Route 33, Shade, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at his residence, following an extended illness.
He was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Glouster, son of the late Guy Erlen and Ethel Myers Lee. He was a World War II Army veteran, and received the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars, and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a farmer, an avid horseshoe pitcher and coon hunter, and a former member of The Plains VFW.
He is survived by a son, Chuck (Bobbi) Lee of Shade; four daughters, Joann Willard of Millfield, Linda Norris and her fiancé, Floyd Boring, of Shade, Betty (Stu) Blankenship of Pomeroy, and Patty (Dave) Stalling of Chauncey; 12 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Donna) Lee of Shade; sisters Bessie Goodwin of Albany, Nola Lee, Ida Clark, Lola Sue (David) Bobo and Sandra (Ed) Riley of Athens, Ola Faye Sager of Wakeman, Connie Mayles of Chauncey, Bonnie (Donald) Blair of Columbus, and Flossie (Howard) Keys of The Plains; a stepbrother, Charles (Lynn) Lee of Albany, and a stepsister, Tammy (Rick) Rosser of New Marshfield.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille Hudnell Lee; three brothers, Homer, Guy E. and Loren Lee; two sisters, Laura Lee and June Cain; a son-in-law, Grove Willard; and his stepmother, Cora Lee.
Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home in Albany, with Pastor Malcolm Grueser officiating. Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by Albany VFW Post 9893.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, from 11 a.m. until time of services. The casket will be closed.


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