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Kistenia Spencer
COOLVILLE - Kistenia S. Spencer, 87, formerly of Sixth Avenue, Parkersburg, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Eagle Point Nursing Facility.
She was born in Newton, daughter of the late Aron B. and Florence Tawney Drake.
She is survived by a son, Arnold N. Spencer
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil H. Spencer; and a daughter, Wanda Jean Spencer Hinson.
Services will be held today, 1 p.m., at Franklin Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with the Rev. Roy Knight officiating. Burial will be in Parkersburg Memorial Gardens.

Martin Argabright
WELLSTON - Martin "Newt" Argabright, 85, of Morgan Center, Gallia County, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Arbors of Gallipolis.
He was born Sept. 28, 1914, in Wellston, son of the late George and Gertrude Boring Argabright.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Ward Argabright; two sons, Keith and Bob; and a stepdaughter, Kendra Ward.
Services will be held today, 1 p.m., at Jenkins Funeral Home in Wellston. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

Mary Woolery
HILLIARD - Mary Virginia Woolery, 80, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Mill Run Care Center, Hilliard, after an extended illness.
Born Oct. 24, 1919, at Maple Hill, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Bessie Lennox Mulligan. She was a homemaker and a 1937 graduate of Nelsonville High School.
She is survived by a son, David Louis Woolery of Dublin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lou and Bruce Dickson of Apex, N.C., and Patricia Ann and Heinz Schubert of Johannesburg, South Africa; and a brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Eileen Mulligan of Reynoldsburg.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis A. Woolery, in 1977.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Robert E. Dauber officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Melba Merrick
STEWART - Melba V. Merrick, 75, of 9480 Haga Ridge Road, Stewart, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.
She was born Feb. 24, 1925, in Cutler, Ohio, daughter of the late Raymond and Gladys O'Neil Jarvis. She was a homemaker and attended Mount Liberty Church, Cutler.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Lloyd Merrick; a son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd E. and Michele Merrick of Stewart; a daughter, Shirley Merrick of Stewart; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Sandra Merrick and Sharon Judson, and two brothers, Jack and Robert Jarvis.
Graveside services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mount Liberty Cemetery, Cutler. Arrangements are by White-Moquin Funeral Home, Coolville.

Myrtle Jordan
McARTHUR - Myrtle M. Potter Jordan, 79, of McArthur, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Ohio State University Hospital.
Born May 17, 1921, in Shelby, she was the daughter of the late Hiram Samuel and Mary Hicks Laferty.
She is survived by her husband, Foster Jordan, and children, Margaret Winters, Richard Jordan, William Jordan, Gary Potter, Roger Jordan and David Potter. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Robert Potter.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at McArthur Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Elk Cemetery.
Friends may call at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur, on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday.
Contributions may be made to the family in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 302, McArthur 45651.

Ollie Nickell
HAMDEN - Ollie Rose Nickell, 99, of Hamden, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Huston Nursing Home in Hamden.
She was born in West Liberty, Ky., on Feb. 19, 1901. She was a member of Hamden United Methodist Church, Hamden Chapter 244 OES, and Vinton County Gold Star Mothers, and Senior Citizens.
She is survived by a son-in-law, Robert Brotherton Jr. of McArthur; a sister, Nell Chapman of Hamden; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Linda M. Brotherton; a son, Daniel S. Williams; and three sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur with the Rev. Walter Goble officiating. Burial will be in Hamden Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., where Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30.

Paul Chesser Jr.
OAK HILL - Paul Leroy Chesser Jr., 61, of Oak Hill, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at his home.
He was born Jan. 31, 1939, in Athens, son of the late Paul L. Sr. and Helen S. Moore Chesser. He was a truck driver.
He is survived by his wife, Viola Adkins Chesser; six sons, Paul L. III (Tammy) Chesser, Rupert (Tina) Chesser and Anthony Chesser of Chauncey, Aaron (Valerie) Chesser of Chillicothe, Tony (Marsha) Phillips of Jackson and Billy (June) Phillips of South Carolina; three daughters, Paula Chesser of the home, Tammy (Roger) Moore of Oak Hill and Tonda (Allen) Maynard of South Webster; two half brothers, Tom and Lee of Cleveland; two sisters, Daisy (Dale) Canter of Hamden and Jean Chesser of Dayton; four half sisters, JoAnn Chesser of Malta, Marge Stark of Cleveland, Joyce Brozak of Guysville and Daisy Chesser of Cleveland; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, an infant daughter and an infant son.
Services will be Thursday, 1 p.m., at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Gerald Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m.

Richard Hartley
ATHENS - Richard P. Hartley, 72, of Athens, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at his residence.
Born Feb. 11, 1928, in Athens, he was the son of the late Pearl Austin and Henrietta Mae Pierce Hartley. He was retired from the Athens Post Office and Athens City Schools, and was a charter member of the Alexander Lions Club, a member of Union United Methodist Church, Constitution Lodge 426 F&AM, Athens Grange, Ohio Two Cylinder Club and National Two Cylinder Club, and the Athens County Antique Machine Club.
He is survived by two sons and their wives, James R. and Theresa Hartley and Michael B. and Jan Hartley of Athens; a daughter, Nancy A. Hartley of Athens; three grandchildren, Dustin Uribe, Corey Uribe and Brent Hartley; two step-grandchildren, Sheila Hawkins and Beverly Hawkins; four step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth Hartley of McArthur.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Graham Hartley, on Oct. 12, 1999; and two brothers, Robert and Paul Hartley.
A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced by Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany.

Ruth Harris
WELLSTON - Ruth Elizabeth Flack Harris, 59, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center.
Born March 10, 1941, in Springfield, she was a daughter of Delmar and Carrie Flack.
She is survived by her husband, John "Eddie" Harris Jr., and two daughters, Rebecca Dixon and Jeanie Maynard.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Coalton.
Friends may call at thefuneral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Shaun Ratliff
McARTHUR - Shaun Ratliff, 22, of Lancaster, passed on to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
He was a member of Fairfield Christian Church, where he was very involved with the youth activities.
He is survived by his parents, Harold and Ellen Ratliff of Lancaster; a brother, Ryan "Buff" Ratliff of Lancaster; maternal grandparents Bill and Luretta Cox of McArthur; paternal grandparents Fred and Virginia Ratliff of McArthur; uncles Jerry Cox of McArthur and Larry (Rita) Cox of Wellston; an aunt, Crystal Ratliff; and a host of friends.
Services will be today, 2 p.m., at Fairfield Christian Church, with Matt McGue officiating. Burial will be in Elk Cemetery, McArthur.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Fairfield Christian Academy Playground Fund, 1965 N. Columbus St., Lancaster 43130.
Arrangements are by Halteman-Fett-Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster.

Earl Poling
LOGAN - Earl Gale Poling, 88, of Logan, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 7, 1911, in Marion Twp., he was the son of the late John William and Clara Belle Kistler Poling. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Retha Marie Deible Poling.
Services will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Edra Williams
TRIMBLE - Edra P. Williams, 91, of Trimble, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.
She was born Feb. 16, 1909, in Trimble, daughter of the late Ed and Rhoda Gift Lantz. She was a 1926 graduate of Glouster High School and received a BS degree in education from Ohio University in 1937. She formerly taught school at Trimble Elementary, Mad River Elementary in Dayton and Allen East Elementary in Lafayette. She retired from teaching in 1967. She was married to the late Gomer E. Williams in 1943, was a member of the National Education Association, Ohio Education Association of Harden County, Retired Teachers Association, First Methodist Church of Lafayette and Liberty Grange.
She is survived by sisters Neva Lantz and Minnie Chadwell, both of Trimble; a brother, Rex Lantz of Norwalk; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gomer, in 1975; and by brothers, Worthel and Willard Lantz.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. David Roach officiating. Graveside services will be held Friday, 3:30 p.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Emma Potts
WELLSTON - Emma Jean Potts, 77, of Wellston, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Jenkins Memorial Nursing Facility in Wellston.
She was born Sept. 19, 1923, in McArthur, daughter of the late Martin and Anna Melvin Ayers.
She is survived by a son, Jacob Potts; and daughters Judy Ousley, Cathy Scites and Peggy Rawlins.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald M. "Jake" Potts.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m., at McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 4 to 8 p.m.

Essie McKee
GLOUSTER- Essie McKee, 90, of Glouster, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains.
Born Dec. 29, 1909, in Glouster, she was the daughter of the late William and Katie Rutter McKee. She was the wife of the late John McKee, who passed away in 1977. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Glouster Holiness Mission Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Virginia McKee of Glouster, Ruth (Melvin) Brooks of New Marshfield; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Romaine of Middleport.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Williams; two infant sons; three sisters; two brothers; and a great grandson.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Cardaras Funeral Home in Glouster, with Rev. Walter Goble officiating. Burial will be in Glouster Cemetery.
Friends may call at funeral home on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Floyd Cole
GALLIPOLIS - Floyd Cole, 72, of Gallipolis, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
Mr. Cole was born Jan. 13, 1928, in Tuppers Plains.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Success Cemetery in Reedsville.
Arrangements are by White-Moquin Funeral Home in Coolville.

Frances Smith
THE PLAINS - Frances E. Garrett Smith, 87, of The Plains, formerly of Glouster, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Lindley Inn, The Plains.
Born April 14, 1913, in Fayette County, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ira and Clara Wright Richards. She was a well-known seamstress in the area for numerous years. She was a member of Glouster Church of Christ, where she was active in the Missionary Society and sang in the choir. She also was a member of the Glouster Project.
She is survived by her husband, Denver C. Smith of The Plains; two daughters, Carol King of Atlanta and Lois (Robert) Angle of Glouster; stepdaughter Rosilea Cook of Covington, Ky.; eight grandchildren, Rex (Cindy) Angle of Friday Harbor, Wash., Cathy Angle and friend Donnie Corne of Logan, David (Sharon) Angle of Glouster, Vicki (James) Palmer of Corning, Butch (Debbie) King of Sherwood, Ark., Melody (Norman) Kurland of Norwalk, Conn., Scott (Pat) King of Savannah, Ga., and Brian (Dee) King of Locust Grove, Ga.; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and a half brother, Guy Stone of Kingman, Ariz.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Hugh L. Garrett; a daughter, Janet Lee Garrett; two stepsons, D.C. Smith and Hugh L. Garrett Jr.; a sister and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, with John Wright officiating. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Glouster.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Jack Lance
REEDSVILLE - Jack Lance, 61, of Reedsville, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Pleasant Hill Manor Nursing Center in Piketon.
He was born April 9, 1939, in Ivydale, W.Va., son of the late Frank and Ora McKown Lance. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Thelma Lantz, and Mike and Dot Lance, all of Reedsville, and Roger and Bertie Lance of Pomeroy; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and David Elkins of Tuppers Plains, Barbara and Tom Summerfield of Reedsville, and Cindy and Fred Houghton of Raleigh, N.C.; and a sister, Ruth Ann Lance of Tuppers Plains.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janelle Lance.
Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at White Funeral Home in Coolville, with Pastors Teresa Waldeck and Lynda Kuhn officiating. Burial will be in Lance Cemetery, Reedsville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Jeanette Duffy
SYRACUSE - Jeanette K. Duffy, 56, of Third Street in Syracuse, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at the emergency department of Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis.
She was born Nov. 19, 1943, in Minersville, daughter of Icy Roush Miller of Pomeroy and the late Thomas Burton Miller.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Duffy; and three sons, Jack Jr., Eddie and David Duffy.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Cremeens Funeral Home in Racine. Burial will be in Letart Falls Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.

John DeMolet
GLOUSTER - John P. DeMolet, 78, of 19 Colonial Pines Circle, Pinehurst, N.C., died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at his home. A memorial Mass will be held Wednesday, noon, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinehurst.
Born in Glouster, he was the son of the late John and Lillian Gibbs DeMolet, former residents of Athens. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a graduate of Ohio University, and attended Cincinnati School of Law.
After college, he joined the Chrysler Corp., spending nine years with the company and rising to national used car manager of the Dodge Division. He ultimately decided on the retail end of the business, buying several Lincoln-Mercury dealerships. The last dealership he owned, from 1963 until 1980, was DeMolet Lincoln-Mercury of Springfield, Pa.
He retired to Pinehurst in 1980, where he became a prominent and respected real estate agent with Club Corp Realty. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Phi Delta Theta and Sacred Heart Church. He will be remembered as a delightful storyteller.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Georgiana Baker DeMolet; two sons, Larry of Pinehurst and John of Southern Pines; and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, P.O. Box 1956 Pinehurst, N.C. 28370; or FirstHealth Foundation Cancer Care Center, P.O. Box 3000 Suite 5, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374.
Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst is in charge of arrangements.

John Hildebolt
LOGAN - John Kenneth Hildebolt, 62, of College Park, Md., formerly of Logan, died Sept. 9, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 1, 1938, in Dayton, son of the late John Malcolm and Stephina Hildebolt. He was senior staff engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. He was an Army veteran and a 1956 graduate of Logan High School.
He is survived by daughters Angela and Christine Hildebolt of Houston, Texas; his stepmother, Lillian Hildebolt of Logan; and sisters Mrs. George (Elly) Crow of Logan, Mrs. Don (Charlotte) Woeste of Cincinnati, and Sue Brewer of Phoenix, Ariz.
Graveside services will be held today in Germantown Cemetery, Germantown, Md., with Pastor Michael Havey officiating. No calling hours will be observed.
Local arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home in Logan.

Laura Parks
POMEROY - Laura J. Parks, 75, of Pomeroy, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Overbrook Care Center, Middleport.
She was born March 3, 1925, in Muskingum County, daughter of the late Clarence Walter and Mary Reed Mingus. She is survived by a son, Gary Neel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralp Parks.
Graveside services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., at Rose Hill Cemetery, Roseville. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Meigs County Unit, P.O. Box 703, Pomeroy 45769; or Meigs County Senior Citziens Center, 112 E. Memorial Drive, Pomeroy.
Arrangements are by Fisher Funeral Home, Pomeroy.

Madelene Cork
ATHENS - Madelene Cork, 74, of Athens, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Akron on March 8, 1926, daughter of the late John F. and Ella Mae Baird Thigpen. She was a retired landscape architect and artist. A 1944 graduate of South High School in Akron, she was a member of Greensburg United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Darin Drake of Athens; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles W. and Diana Cork of Barberton; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and sisters Evelyn Bryden of Morehead City, N.C., and Delores Karabatsos of Doylestown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon, in 1969; and a sister, Kathryn Ellen Cork.
A graveside service for the cremated remains will be held Oct. 6, at 11 a.m., at Rose Hill Cemetery in Akron.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter, 508-A Columbia Ave., Williamstown, W.Va. 26102; or Athens Cat Shelter, 8500 Hoon Drive, Athens 45701.
Arrangements are by Jagers and Sons Funeral Home in Athens.

Margie Bevins
WELLSTON - Margie Thompson Bevins, 51, of Wellston, formerly of Athens, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Charleston Medical Center as the result of a motorcycle accident Saturday near Reno.
She was born June 9, 1949, in Athens, daughter of Lloyd and Dorothy Smith Thompson of Athens. She was a 1967 graduate of Rome-Canaan High School and was a production associate for T.S. Trim of Athens. She was a former employee of Judy's Dress Shop of Athens and a former Mary Kay consultant.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Donald Henry of Wellston; a son, James Dewey Dailey of Wellston; grandchildren Kaylin and Bradley James Henry of Wellston; sisters Patty (Bob) Barnhart of Guysville, and Penny (Tony) Brooks of Guysville; a brother, Sonny Thompson of Athens; her fiancé, Mike Shaver of Gallipolis; special friends Lois Shaver of Gallipolis, and Cindy Angle of Fridays Harbor, Wash.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James E. Dailey.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home in Athens, with Pastor Rob Ervin officiating. Burial will be in Canaanville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.

Max Ellis
ALBANY - Max S. Ellis, 59, of Albany, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, after a brief illness.
Born July 12, 1941, in Athens, he was the son of the late Homer and Lena Smalley Ellis. He was a former sexton for Alexander Cemetery.
He is survived by his sons, Terry Ellis and Rick (Judy Brooks) Ellis, all of Albany; three sisters, Mary Jo Williams of Albany and Dixie Fletcher and Vivian Bosworth of Athens; and a brother, Oden Ellis of Glouster.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Ellis; a sister, Martha Bradberry; and an infant brother.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, with the Rev. Edward Jones officiating. Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 4 to 9 p.m.

Otis Pratt
McARTHUR - Otis Ulysses Pratt, 96, a former resident of Londonderry, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Twin Maples Nursing Home.
He was born Jan. 22, 1904, in Sugar Grove, son of the late Charley Pratt and Mattie Martin Pratt Giffin.
He is survived by children Paul Pratt, Pauline Caskey and Lilly Belle Wilson.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Payne Pratt.
Services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur. Burial will be in Elk Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Paul Rogaski
MILLFIELD - Paul M. Rogaski, 72, of Millfield, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at his home after an extended illness.
Born April 28, 1928, in Guysville, he was the son of the late James Sr. and Isabelle Bone' Rogaski. He was formerly employed by Midget Motors of Athens and George Byers Inc. of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Betty Karns Rogaski; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald K. and Chris Rogaski of Millfield; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Emory Rogaski of Fort Myers, Fla.; three sisters, Emma Duffy of Pomeroy, Leona Barkie of Millfield and Irene Buffington of The Plains; and eight nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Rogaski Jr.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, 7 p.m., at Nelsonville Pentecostal Church.

Roger Copeland Sr.
STEWART - Roger W. Copeland Sr., 65, of Stewart, died Thursday morning, Sept. 28, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 28, 1935, in Barberton, he was the son of Frances Bobo Copeland and the late Chester A. Copeland. He retired from Cole's Mobile Homes.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kathryn S.; two daughters, Sheryl and Sheila; three sons, Roger Jr., Johnny and Brett; four grandchildren; and five brothers, Richard, Randy, Ron, Chester D. and Darrell.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home in Athens with Mr. Copeland's son, Roger Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Sandrock Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 11 a.m. until time of services.

Sherman Hopkins Sr.
McARTHUR - Sherman Hopkins Sr., 91, of McArthur, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains.
He was born Nov. 8, 1908, in McArthur, son of the late John Thomas and Maude Sherwood Hopkins. He was a former employee of Timken Roller Bearing, D.B. Frampton Co. and McArthur Police Department, and retired from Ohio University.
He is survived by daughters Alberta Lou (Patrick) Jerome of Orlando, Fla., and Madelon Lee (Nicholas) Liberty of Columbus; a son, Sherman Jr. (Susan) Hopkins of Nelsonville; and six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Leonette Tinkham Hopkins, on April 8, 1998; two brothers, Wesley and Herb Hopkins; and three sisters, Ella Moyer, Florence Ervin and Emma Neymeyer.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur, with Pastor Carl Radcliff Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Elk Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Association or the American Heart Association, in care of Garrett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 302, McArthur 45651.

Thelma Wortman
McARTHUR - Thelma D. Wortman, 95, of Trotwood, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen Davis and Ella Davis Campbell, formerly of Wellston; and by her husband, Everett. She is survived by a son, David Wortman.
Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Elk Cemetery, McArthur. Arrangements are by Carrigan & Mains Funeral Home, Englewood.


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