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Helen Niggemeyer
GUYSVILLE- Helen Niggemeyer, 87, of Garden Hill Road, Guysville, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 27, 2000, at Kimes Convalescent Center after an extended illness.
Born may 29, 1913 in Glouster, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Anna Krivusti Shust. She was a housewife and a homemaker. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and St. John's Catholic Church. She was a graduate of The Plains High School in 1931 and had been a resident of Garden Hill Road for 53 years and a member of St. John's Catholic Ladies Club.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Delmar Niggemeyer; two sons, David L. (Judith Ann) Niggemeyer of Mt. Sterling and James Niggemeyer of Guysville; five grandchildren, Vicki Wilson of London, David Niggemeyer, Jr. of Williamsport, Lisa Ann Plank of South Vienna, Douglas (Betsy) Niggemeyer of Columbus, and Jenny (Chad) Perry of Albany; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, John (Jean) Shust, Jr. of Grove City.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Charlotte Kay Niggemeyer; an infant granddaughter, Mary Ann Niggemeyer; and two sisters, Louise Vasichko and Rosey Grimes.
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church with Msgr. Donald Horak officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Lodi Twp. 
Friends may call at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home one hour prior to the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Catholic Cemetery Fund, c/o Janet Bell, Treasurer, 2535 Dutch Ridge Rd., Guysville, 45735.

Helen Tucker
WELLSTON - Helen Audrey Border Tucker, 92, of South New York Avenue, Wellston, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at Holzer Hospital in Gallipolis.
She was born Jan. 29, 1908, in Athens County, daughter of the late Rebecca Ann Bell and Henry Harrison Border.
She is survived by a daughter, Ceroba Lou Tucker Waldron.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Joseph Price
HAMDEN - Lt. Col. Joseph Hughes Price, 74, of Hamden, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at Huston Nursing Home in Hamden.
He was born Feb. 3, 1926, in Columbus, son of the late Joseph Kirk and Elva Hughes Price.
He is survived by his wife, Rhoda McDaniel Toon Price; sons, Lester Kirk, Lawrence Nixon and Ross Kent Price; and a stepdaughter, Pamela Toon.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Hope United Methodist Church in Wellston. Burial will be in Hamden Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Saturday one hour prior to services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the pipe organ fund at Hope United Methodist Church, 217 E. First St., Wellston, OH 45692; or the Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.
Arrangements are by McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. 

Kenneth Mohler
MIDDLEPORT - Kenneth Mohler, 61, of Middleport, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Fisher-Acree Funeral Home in Middleport.

Linda Murphy
RUSHVILLE - Linda Lou Murphy, 51, of Rushville, formerly of Athens, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2000, at Lancaster Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born March 17, 1949, in Rome Twp. in Athens County, she was the daughter of Iva Lou Stover Chambers of Heath and the late Charles Chambers. She was employed at Heartland Fairfield Care Center.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Henry; two sisters, Joan (Brice) Samples of Granville and Carol (Ron) Pierce of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a brother, Gary (Elizabeth) Chambers of Bremen; an aunt and her husband, Naomi (Wesley) Thomas of Shade; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Kathy Tieo of Somerset.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, conducted by Pastor Gary Alton. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Lloyd Anderson
NELSONVILLE - Lloyd Donald Anderson, 64, of Nelsonville, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.
He was born on Sept. 18, 1936, in Laurel Twp., son of the late Ross J. and Carrie Anne Flowers Anderson.
He is survived by daughters Deborah Vetsch and Susan Pearson; and sons Robert Leroy, William Carl, James Bruce, Thomas Bruce, Mark Richard and Gary Anderson.
Graveside services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Laurel Cemetery near Gibisonville.
Friends may call at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan on Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mary Bourne
LOGAN - Mary C. Bourne, 84, of Logan, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at Sunbridge Nursing Home in New Lexington. She was born in Boissevain, Va.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry C. Bourne.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Turkey Run Mennonite Church in Logan. Burial will be in Fairview Hill Cemetery, Perry County.
Friends may call at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church on Saturday one hour prior to services.

Richard Adams Sr.
STEWART - Richard Eugene Adams Sr., 53, of Lancaster, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.
He was born Feb. 21, 1947, in Parkersburg, W.Va., son of Wanda Kelley Adams of Stewart, and the late Clyde Ashley Adams. He was an aluminum siding installer, and a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy; two sons, Richard Adams Jr., and Terry Adams; two stepchildren, four step-grandchildren, a sister, three stepbrothers and two stepsisters.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Adams.
Graveside services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stewart Cemetery.
Friends may call at White-Moquin Funeral Home in Coolville today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ruthann Plants
MIDDLEPORT - Ruthann Plants, 67, of Middleport, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at Mount Carmel Hospital West, Columbus.
She was born Feb. 7, 1933, in Spencer, W.Va., daughter of the late David Perry and Ruth M. Henry Zirkle.
She is survived by a son, Sammie Plants; and daughters Ruthanna Albright, and Leanna Davis.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sammie Plants.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at Fisher-Acree Funeral Home in Middleport. There will be no calling hours. 

Terry Tignor
NELSONVILLE - Terry O. Tignor, 82, of Nelsonville, died Friday morning, Dec. 22, 2000, at Kimes Convalescent Center in Athens.
He was born Jan. 11, 1918, in Nelsonville, son of the late Joe and Telonia McClurg Tignor. He joins the love of his life, his best friend - with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage before her passing on March 9, 1999 - his wife, Mary Miller Tignor.
He was a World War II Army veteran serving in the Philippines. He retired from Wm. Brooks Shoe Co. after 45 years, and was custodian at Nelsonville Christian Church for 30 years. He loved the water and enjoyed many years with Mary in their boat at Burr Oak, and summers in Myrtle Beach. Terry and Mary also had a special relationship with best friends Don and Jeanne Shafer, spending 45 years going out to eat Friday nights! He had lived at The Lindley Inn in The Plains for 14 months before moving to Kimes Convalescent Center. He was treated with love and kindness at both places, and will never forget the wonderful staff.
He is survived by a daughter, Lois McDonald, and a wonderful son-in-law, John McDonald of Nelsonville; and a son, Terry Lee of Simi, Calif.; four grandchildren, Doug Tignor of Switzerland, Carla Day of Simi, Kelli Kirkendall of Austin, Texas, and Amy Odenthal of Athens, Texas; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Shawn and Tyler Tignor, Nicole Hillier, Forrest Day, Jared and Justin Kirkendall and Micah Odenthal; a sister, JoEileen Samsa of Wickliffe; a special niece and nephew, Phillis and Curt Peterson of Mentor; and special friends Don and Jeanne Shafer of Nelsonville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; a brother, Bob Tignor; a sister, Lillian Primmer; and a grandson, Joey Tignor.
Friends may call at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home in Nelsonville on Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. At Mr. Tignor's request, there will be no service. Cremation will follow visitation.
Interment of the cremated remains will be held at a later date.

Violet Carroll
NELSONVILLE - Violet G. Carroll, 77, of Canal Winchester, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2000, at Winchester Place Nursing Center.
She is survived by sons Thomas (Dolores) Carroll of Canal Winchester, and William Carroll of Coshocton; grandchildren Deborah (Dennis) Werner of Coshocton, Wendy (Wes) Underwood of Carroll, and Bryan (Crystal) Carroll of Coshocton; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Hazel Hunley of Canal Winchester; a brother, Donald (Shirley) Fink of Nelsonville; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Carroll, in 1990; her parents, John and Nellie Cheadle Fink; a sister, Marie Vania; and a brother, John Fink.
Friends may contribute to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road in Columbus, in Violet's memory.
Arrangements are by Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home , Canal Winchester.

Wayne Chambers
ROCKBRIDGE - Wayne E. Chambers, 84, of Rockbridge, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000, at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.
He was born Aug. 20, 1916, in Hocking County, son of the late Joseph and Myrtie Stump Chambers.
He is survived by his wife, Elma M. Hoover Chambers; a son, Wayne E. Wood; and a daughter, Valerie Dunetz of Laurelville.
Services will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Laurel Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan. 

Wilda Figgins
NELSONVILLE - Wilda C. Figgins of Nelsonville died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at Logan Health Care Center in Logan.
She was the daughter of the late William and Amanda Peck Riffle. She was an office manager for Wm. Brooks Shoe Co. for 40 years.
She is survived by a niece, Norma Godenschwager of Nelsonville; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Riffle; and sisters, Bertha Martin, Alma Jayjohn, Dora Skivers, Emma McClurg, Goldie Hiles and Hazel Anders.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Greenlawn Cemetery in Nelsonville, with Pastor Garry Dickerson officiating.
There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by Warren-Brown Funeral Home in Nelsonville. 

Charles Willard
THE PLAINS - Charles Willard, 69, of West Third Street, The Plains, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. 
He was born July 18, 1931, in Athens County, the son of the late Franklin H. and Georgia Calvert Willard. He was a graduate of Rome Canaan High School and attended Ohio University. He was retired from the former Athens Mental Health Center where he was a client advocate and an E.E.O. officer. He was a member of the Paramuthia Lodge No. 25 F&AM. A veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of The Plains VFW Post 7174 and honor guard. He was a member of The Plains United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Hallie Pickens Willard; a daughter, Sheila (Edward) Stouder of Pleasantville; a son, Samuel A. Willard of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a granddaughter, Emily Ann Stouder of Pleasantville; a grandson, Samuel E. Willard of Pittsburgh; and a brother, Paul H. (Delores) Willard of Kenna, W.Va.
He was preceded in death by an infant son; four sisters, Lula Smith, Lucille Carey, Juanita Willard and Martha Louise Sams; and two brothers, Byron Calvert and Ralph Willard.
Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at Bean Cemetery, Guysville, Rev. David Roach officiating. The Plains VFW will conduct military rites at the cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are by Jagers and Sons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Plains United Methodist Church, 3 N. Plains Road, The Plains, 45780; or to a charity of choice.

Barbara Conkey
JACKSONVILLE - Barbara Ellen Conkey, 63, of Jacksonville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville.
She was born Nov. 18, 1937, at Sand Run, daughter of the late Henry and Freda Pock Bruce. She was the wife of David L. Conkey Sr. of Jacksonville for 43 years.
She was a member of the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary, and attended Jacksonville United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, David Conkey Jr. and special friend, Barbara Holland, of Coolville; and Floyd (Mea) Conkey of Hawaii; six daughters, Cathy Jones of Hilliard, Vickie Pallo and special friend Steven Shy, Teresa (Frank) Dunlevy of Jacksonville, Carol (Scott) Chapman of Jacksonville, Kelly (Rick) Kasler of Glouster, and Connie (Gerry) Phillips of Doanville; 13 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; five brothers, Herman Lanning, Roger Bruce, Carl Bruce, Richard "Ike" Bruce Sr. and Sam Bruce; a sister, Martha Martin; several nieces and nephews; and very special friends Steve and Danette Andrews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Spencer; a brother, Benny Bruce Sr.; and six siblings.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, 3:30 p.m., at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home in Nelsonville. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m.

Lillian Barber
NELSONVILLE - Lillian L. Barber, 100, of Nelsonville, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at the Logan Health Care Center.
She was born Sept. 21, 1900, in Athens County, the daughter of the late William and Lizzie Belle McHarg Barber. She worked at Gem Pharmacy in Nelsonville and also for optometrists Dr. Wilson and Dr. Keith Brown, where she retired. She was a member of Nelsonville Church of the Epiphany.
She is survived by a niece, Eileen (Raymond) Williams of Nelsonville; a nephew, Floyd (Rhea) Barber of Beavercreek; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leslie and Harry Barber; and two sisters, Beatrice and Mildred Barber. 
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Nelsonville Church of the Epiphany, with the Rev. Mike Jupin and Deacon William Bales officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville, on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m.

Carey King
WELLSTON - Carey E. King, 88, of Finley Chapel Road, Wellston, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Facility in Wellston.
He was born March 7, 1912, in Wellston, son of the late John and Hattie Austin King. He was a former employee of Hercules Trouser Co. in Wellston, and of the Jackson County Highway Department. He was an avid fisherman, and also won many trophies at field trials for his beagles. He attended the Men's Sunday School Class at Hope United Methodist Church until his illness.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Glenna Souders of Wellston; and a niece, Anita (Steve) McManus of Wellston.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Warner King; a half-sister, Lucille Crawford; and a nephew, Jim Rider.
Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at McWilliams Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Cann officiating. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Charles Headley
ATHENS - Charles Raymond Headley, 65, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., formerly of Athens, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at a hospital in Birmingham, Ala.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Watts Headley; a daughter, Sherry Guiler; and a son, Ron Headley.
Funeral services were to be held today, 1:30 p.m., at W.R. Milward Mortuary in Lexington, Ky., with burial in Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vascular Aneurysm Research, c/o Dr. Winfield Fisher III, MEB 514-UAM, 1530 Third Ave. South, Birmingham, Ala., 35294-3295 (Neurosurgery research gift account No. 430769.) 

Charles Loudermilk
WELLSTON - Charles E. Loudermilk, 79, of Wellston, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.
He was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Jackson County, son of the late Dewey and Anna Rowland Loudermilk.
He is survived by daughters Glenna Brenner and Janet Fox.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi McWilliams Loudermilk; a son, Larry Loudermilk; and a daughter, Carol Ann Loudermilk.
Services will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston, 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 on Saturday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. 

Charles Carsey
GUYSVILLE- Charles Eugene Carsey, 46, of Guysville, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001 at his home. 
Born July 10, 1954, he was the son of the late William Leo and Othella McKibben Carsey. 
He is survived by a son, Charles Jr.; two sisters, Donna Facemyer of Albany and Dianna Lutz of Guysville; five brothers, Bill Carsey, Floyd Carsey, Ben Carsey and Bob Carsey, all of Athens, and John Carsey of The Plains; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Dan Carsey.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, with John Elswick officiating. Burial will be in South Canaan Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. until time of service. 

Bonnie Cooper
ATHENS - Bonnie Elaine Cooper, 50, of Marion Johnson Road, Athens, died early Monday morning, Jan. 8, 2001, at her residence.
Born Jan. 29, 1950, in Athens, she was the daughter of Betty France Brown of The Plains and the late Samuel Brown, formerly of New Marshfield.
Mrs. Cooper provided child care in her home for more than 20 years. She was a member of The Plains United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Cooper; a son, Patrick Todd Cooper of The Plains; a son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and April Cooper of Athens; a granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Elaine Cooper; a sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Todd Gardner of Albany; a half-sister, Karen Miccinilli of Columbus; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Susan Brown of Kensington, Md.; a brother, Tim Brown of The Plains; a half-brother, Steve Brown of Columbus; and nieces Stacey Brown of Pueblo, Colo., and Katie Gardner of Albany.
Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at The Plains United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Roach officiating. Interment of cremains will be in New Marshfield Cemetery.
Friends may call at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, Saturday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Appalachian Community Hospice, P.O. Box 768, Athens, Ohio 45701, or The Plains United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 205, The Plains, Ohio 45780.

Dallas William McCune
COSHOCTON - Dallas William McCune, 72, of Coshocton, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital, Coshocton.
Born July 7, 1928, in Plantsville, Ohio, he was the son of Archie and Nellie Fawcett McCune.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Emma Kille McCune; and two daughters, Ellen West and Jackie Mishler.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Stone-Metheny Funeral Home in Chesterhill. Burial will be in Chesterhill Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Dennis Weekley
ATHENS - Dennis Weekley, 50, of Lakewood, Calif., died at his home on Monday, Jan. 8, 2001.
He was the son of Victor Weekley of St. Helen, Mich., and the late Bernice Helena Gaston. He was a 1968 graduate of Athens High School and a graduate of Ohio University.
He is survived by a daughter, Alison Weekley of Lakewood; a son, Joshua Weekley of Lakewood; sisters Victoria Ervin of Galion and Pamela Staley of Huntsville, Ala.; and a special friend, Lori Cassar of Lakewood.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, 2:30 p.m., at Athens Memory Gardens, with Msgr. Patrick Gaughan officiating.
Friends may call at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donald Goins
AMESVILLE - Donald L. Goins, 51, of Plantsville Road, Amesville, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 28, 1949, in Chesterhill, son of Helen Mayle Goins of Amesville and the late George Goins.
He is survived by three sons, Donald, Allen and Matthew Goins; and a daughter, Diana Goins.
Services will be held Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at Mount Hermon Church. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery.
Friends may call at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill on Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church one hour prior to services.

Earl Jenkins
CORNING - Earl W. Jenkins, 79, of Corning, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Sunbridge of New Lexington care facility.
He was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Pike Twp., Perry County, son of the late William and Gertrude Ketcham Jenkins. He was employed by the Southern Local and Columbus school boards, and was a member of Bear Run Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Company B of the 315th Engineers. He was a member of Johnstown Community Sportsman Club.
He is survived by a daughter, Odessa Kelley of Dayton; a son, Ricky Jenkins of Buckeye Lake; a stepdaughter, Judith Pryor of Corning; a stepson, Rolland Braglin of Newark; a sister, Lola (Edward) Mongentry of Cambridge; a brother, Lloyd S. Jenkins of Zanesville; seven grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Rose Braglin Jenkins; a daughter, LuAnn Speakman; and a sister, Ester Culver.
Funeral services will be Friday, 1 p.m., at J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, 118 W. Walnut St., Shawnee, with Pastor Jeff Armburst officiating. Burial will be in Springer Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and after 6 p.m.

Earl Hooper
ATHENS - Earl A. Hooper, 80, of Athens, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens.
He was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Athens, son of the late Britton Lash Hooper and Lena Woodworth Hooper. He was a 1938 graduate of Athens High School, attended Ohio University, and was a graduate of The Hartford School of Insurance, Hartford, Conn. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a flight engineer on B-29s.
In 1992, after 37 years in the insurance business, he retired as president of Mathews Insurance Inc. in Athens. Prior to his career in insurance, he was general manager of Nye Chevrolet Inc. in Athens and Nelsonville. He was a member of K.T. Crossen Post American Legion 21.
Mr. Hooper was past president of the Kiwanis Club of Athens, past lieutenant governor of Division 9, Kiwanis International; and, at the time of his death, was a member of Athens Noon Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mildred Yeager Hooper; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Gloria Hooper of Athens; a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Dave Pellior of Galloway; two granddaughters, Christine and Brittany Hooper of Athens; two grandsons, Thomas Sommer of Chicago, Ill., and Robert Sommer of Galloway; two step-grandchildren, Jill and Josh Pellior of Galloway; a brother-in-law, Gabriel Pincelli of California; and a sister-in-law, Cora Mae Hooper of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Hooper Pincelli of California; and his brother, George B. Hooper of Florida.
Services will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Hanover officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the McClure Athens Education Foundation, c/o Athens High School, The Plains 45780; or a charity of choice.

Frances McDonald
LOGAN - Frances Ellen McDonald, 53, of Logan, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Rockmill Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster, following a brief illness.
She was born July 14, 1947, in Athens, daughter of the late Richard O. and Hazel Pierce Heller. Mrs. McDonald was a postal worker for the Haydenville Post Office, and a former employee of Wm. Brooks Shoe Co. factory in Nelsonville and CrossRoads East in Logan. She was a 1966 graduate of Chauncey-Dover High School, and an active participant in water aerobics.
She is survived by her husband, Robert G. McDonald Sr. of Logan; sons Gregory (Jenny) McDonald of Stewart, Todd McDonald of Alexandria, Va., and Robert G. McDonald Jr. of Logan; a daughter, Rebecca McDonald of Logan; granddaughters Amanda and Ashley McDonald of Stewart, and Stephanie Warren of Logan; brothers Charles (Neva) Heller of Virginia Beach, Va., Richard (Susan) Heller of Zaleski, and John Heller of Glendale, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Jean Heller.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, 1:30 p.m., at Roberts Funeral Home in Logan, with the Rev. Paul A. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery, Falls Twp., Hocking County.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Hocking County Unit, P.O. Box 944, Logan 43138. 

Franklin Whitmore
NELSONVILLE - Franklin E. Whitmore, 65, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Nelsonville, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Nelsonville, son of the late Edward and Adrian Coe Whitmore. He is married to Sally Schrader Whitmore of Phoenix.
He was an Ohio University graduate and loyal OU supporter for many years. Frank was vice president of manufacturing at Anchor Hocking Corp., president of Midland Glass, and vice president of engineering at Anchor Glass Container. He retired in 1991. At the time of his death, he was CEO for Eftek Corp.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, was of the Presbyterian faith, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the Elks and Moose lodges.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Stephen "Tony" Whitmore of Monterey, Calif.; an aunt, Wanda; two uncles, Warren and Gerald; and a half sister, Gloria Allen.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Whitmore; a brother, Kenny Whitmore; and an uncle, Thomas.
Mr. Whitmore was cremated in Phoenix. A memorial service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Harold McConnell officiating. Burial will be in Whitmore Cemetery, Buchtel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nelsonville Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 472, Nelsonville 45764; or Ohio University Foundation, P.O. Box 869, Athens 45701-0869.


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