|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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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.
POMEROY - Augusta Jean Hall, 62, of 100 E. Memorial Drive, Pomeroy,
died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, in the extended care unit of Veterans Memorial
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.
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
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.