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Marie Ackley
ATHENS - Marie Ackley of Columbus died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vern and Sadie Morris Ackley; a brother, Carl Ackley; and a sister, Esta Ackley Bryson.
She is survived by a son, George Douglas; grandchildren Susan Gatewood, Denise Burkhard and David Wayne Douglas; six great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Irene Sickles of Athens and Dorothy Strawser of Columbus; brothers, Clarence Ackley of Nelsonville, Ernest Ackley and Pearl Ackley of Columbus, Vern Ackley and Robert Ackley of Portsmouth. 
There will be no funeral services. Arrangements are by Schoedinger Midtown Chapel, 229 E. State St., Columbus.

Marie Seitz
McARTHUR - Marie M. Clary Seitz, 89, of Edison, formerly of Vinton County, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Woodside Village Care Center in Mount Gilead.
She was born March 21, 1911, in Eagle Twp., Vinton County, daughter of the late Leonard and Rosa Mae Thompson Clary.
She is survived by daughters Ruth Wuertz and Rita Sams. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold T. Seitz.
Services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Vinton County.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, 4 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any charity of choice.

Myrtle Folden
WELLSTON - Myrtle M. Folden, 89, of Wellston, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens.
She was born on Nov. 10, 1910, in Jackson, daughter of the late Vernie and Annabelle Lock Summers.
She is survived by a son, Clarence Folden.
Services will be announced by Jason R. Winters Funeral Chapel.

Paul Klein
POMEROY - Paul E. Klein, 42, of Pomeroy, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
Born Jan. 7, 1958, in Pomeroy, he was the son of the late Henry and Virgie Russell Klein.
He is survived by a daughter, Jessica Ackerman.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. Fisher Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Contributions towards funeral expenses may be made to Fisher Funeral Home, 590 E. Main St., Pomeroy, Ohio 45769.

Raymond Landers
POMEROY - Raymond H. Landers, 73, of Nye Avenue in Pomeroy, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
He was born Jan. 6, 1927, in Pomeroy, son of the late Charles A. and Eliza Gregory Landers.
He is survived by children Hoby M. Landers, Mark A. Landers and Roberta Sellers.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ellennora Joan Landers.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Ewing Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Burial will be in Gilmore Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Robert Bethel
McARTHUR - Robert Edwin Bethel, 78, of McArthur, and a winter resident of Key Largo, Fla., for the past 25 years, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at his residence in McArthur.
He was born Sept. 10, 1922, in McArthur, son of the late Percy J. and Myrtle Smith Bethel. He served two terms as a Vinton County commissioner, was the original owner of the Steer Inn in McArthur, and co-owner of Bethel Sohio. Mr. Bethel was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He remained in the Navy and Air Force Reserves after the war.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia Henderson Bethel; a son, J. Robert Bethel; a daughter, Barbara Ann Bethel; and a grandson, Joshua Agustus Bethel, all of McArthur; and a brother, John Arthur (Nelda) Bethel of McArthur.
As Mr. Bethel's requested, cremation has taken place. There will be no services or calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holzer Hospice, 16 N. Ohio Ave., Wellston 45692.
Arrangements were by Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur. 

Robert Gillespie
GLOUSTER - Robert Dale Gillespie, 63, of Glouster, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Chauncey, son of the late Dale and Florence Kimletz Gillespie. He was a member of Murray City Methodist Church, was a tool and die maker, and owner and operator of Romano's Pizza in Nelsonville.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Abney Gillespie of Glouster; two sons, Mark Gillespie and Brent Gillespie, both of Bono Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Kristen Gillespie of Glouster; a stepson, Michael (Tiffany) Turner of LaGrange, Ky.; four grandchildren, Sean, Hayden and Tucker Gillespie, and Zachary Turner; and an aunt, Lenora Kimletz Way of Chauncey.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sandra Sanders Gillespie; and an aunt, Dorothy Lyons.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Cardaras Funeral Home in Glouster, with the Rev. Ernie Perkins officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association, 280 E. State St., P.O. Box 768, Athens 45701-0768. 

Sherman Monk
NELSONVILLE- Sherman Edward Monk, 78, formerly of Nelsonville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Logan Health Care Center.
Born Oct. 29, 1922, in Buchtel, he was the son of the late William Edward and Flora Belle May Monk. He retired from the Altier-McCombs Tree Service in Nelsonville. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. He was a member of Oak Grove Wesleyan Church in Nelsonville. 
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Murray Monk of Columbus; a son, Terry (June) Monk of Nelsonville; a daughter, Ann (Michael) McGuire of The Plains; three stepsons, Donald Murray of California, Rev. Rodney (Lisa) Murray of Evansville, Ind., Wilfred Murray of Nelsonville; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Monk of Logan and George (Dorothy) Monk; two sisters, Dorothy (Everett) Patton of Nelsonville and Martha (Jim) Barron of Haydenville.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Rev. Gale Monk, Cecil Monk, and James Monk; and a sister, Ruth Monk.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Nelsonville Wesleyan Church with Pastor Michael Thomas officiating. Friends may call at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Rd., Columbus, 43221.

Wilbur Ely
NEW MARSHFIELD - Wilbur Ely, 88, of Rock Camp Road, New Marshfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at his residence.
He was born May 28, 1912, in King Switch, Waterloo Twp., Athens County, son of the late Jesse and Mary Sickles Ely. He was retired from the Ohio Division of Wildlife and was a World War II Army veteran.
He is survived by three sons, Eugene (Donna) Ely of Bucyrus, Joe (Sharon) Ely of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Jim (Phyllis) Ely of Mineral; two daughters, Rachel Graham and Mike Daugherty of New Marshfield, and Virginia (Jerry) Smith of New Marshfield; and 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lilah Weaver Ely, in 1998; a brother and five sisters.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, with the Rev. Leonard McVey officiating. Burial will be in New Marshfield Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

William Coey
GLOUSTER - William Russell Coey, 81, of Akron, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000.
He was born in Glouster, son of the late Willard D. and Anna G. Coey.
He is survived by his wife, Angeline G. Coey; daughters Sandra L. Troxell and Carol S. Archer; and a son, William G. Coey.
Services were held in Akron, and burial was in the city's Northlawn Memorial Gardens.

Alberta Jellison
ALBANY - Alberta M. Turrill Jellison, 88, of Albany, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 11, 1911, in Athens, daughter of the late Harrison and Carrie Pidcock Brooks. She was a longtime waitress for Ideal Restaurant in Athens, a former employee of Athens State Hospital, a member of Zanesville Church of the Nazarene, and a former member of The Plains Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by a son, David F. (Theresa) Turrill of Albany; a daughter, Bernice (Paul) Foreman of Athens; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Frances Hammond of The Plains and June Nester of Grove City.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands Kenneth Turrill, Harry Jourden, Marian Barker and Allen Jellison; brothers Tom, Ervin, Arthur, Otho and Kenny Brooks; sisters Wilma Connel, Ruth Pickett, Vivian Brooks, Jean Wallace and Ollie Gifford; sons Donald and Dale Turrill; a grandson, and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home in Albany, with the Rev. Edward Jones officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, 4 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Albany United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. 74, Albany 45710.

Barbara Wanat
McARTHUR - Barbara Board Wanat, 47, of McArthur, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
She was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Pomeroy, daughter of Burley Board of Crooksville and Reba Laudermilt Board of Rio Grande.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Devon Wanat; and children Lena and John Brooks.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur. Burial will be in Elk Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 4 to 8 p.m.

Carrie Barker
THE PLAINS - Carrie Irene Barker, 79, of The Plains, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at her home.
Born Nov. 17, 1920, in Stewart, she was the daughter of the late Zean and Inez Hayes Crippen.
She is survived by two sons, Clarence (Lois) Barker of Gallipolis, and Thomas Barker of Ravenswood, W.Va.; three daughters, Patty Darnell of Tuppers Plains, Ginny Barker of The Plains, and Betty (Paul) Dill of Pomeroy; 10 grandchildren, Charles Alltop, Cindy (Todd) Grubb, Jim Barker, Ron (Debbie) Barker, Valerie (Brian) McClintock, Jon (Christi) Barker, Zean Wilson, Liz Barker, Chad Barker and Jason Barker; seven great-grandchildren, Trent and Nathan McClintock, Megan Darnell, Alexandra and Corbin Wilkens, Sarah Wilson and Ashley Barker; three sisters, Erma Mayle, Winnie McGill and Nellie (Dan) Hafner; a sister-in-law, Mary Crippen; and many friends at First Street Apartments.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Clarence Barker, in 1957; an infant grandson, Thomas Darin Barker; two sisters, Mamie Bond and Lennie Barnhart; and three brothers, Harry Crippen, Walter Crippen and Zeanas Crippen Jr.
Services will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m., at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home in Athens, with Maudie Perry officiating. Burial will be in Wyers Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 6 to 8 p.m.

Clarence Perry
WELLSTON - Clarence M. "Dick" Perry, 89, of Oak Hill Branch Road, South Webster, formerly of Jackson County, Milton Twp., died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth.
He was born Sept. 19, 1911, in Vinton County, son of the late William and Gertrude Kirkendall Perry.
He is survived by stepchildren Eddie, James and Harley Buffington, and Garnet Boyer.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Buffington Perry; and a stepson, Harry Buffington.
Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 4 to 8 p.m.

Daniel Bolin
LOGAN - Col. (Ret. Army) Daniel H. Bolin, 58, of Georgetown, Texas, died at his residence.
He was born March 11, 1942, in Columbus, son of Kathleen Gerber Bolin Higgins of Logan and the late William Bolin.
He is survived by his wife, Sanda Buckley Bolin, and a daughter, Kathryn Garcia of Killeen, Texas.
Services will be held Monday, 10:30 a.m., at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan. Burial will be Homestead Crossing Cemetery in Rockbridge, with military honors conducted by the honor guard of Fort Knox, Ky.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Doris Adams
RACINE - Doris J. Adams, 78, of Racine, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000 at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.
Born Jan. 20, 1922, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Charles and Nina Ashley Wagner. She is survived by a daughter, Jackie McLaughlin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. Adams.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine, with burial in Letart Falls Cemetery. 
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Doris Rankin
GLOUSTER - Doris E. Rankin, 70, Glouster, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville.
Born Dec. 15, 1929, in Glouster, she was the daughter of the late Dow W. Sr. and May Richards Davis. She is survived by her husband, Lowell Rankin.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.

Dorothy Bridges
COOLVILLE - Dorothy Rebecca Cox Bridges, 91, of Highland Avenue, Sunrise Addition, Parkersburg, W.Va., died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at her home.
She was born in Ritchie County, W.Va., daughter of the late William Spencer and Mary Virginia Patton Fowler. She attended Davis Memorial Wesleyan Church in Parkersburg, and worked as a nursing assistant at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Earl E. and Dorothy Cox of Coolville; a daughter and son-in-law, Rose Mary and Donald Price of Belpre; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Charlene and Michael Fronko II, Roger E. and Angie Price, Pamela and Dennis Guile, Diane and Michael Westfall, Lisa and Doug Vogelsong, Greg and Jenny Price, and Jeffrey and Stephanie Cox; 13 grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa D. and Steve Taylor, Michael F. III and Shanna Fronko, Timmy Misner, Richard Misner, Christopher Guile, Thomas Price, Sarah E. Price, Lonnie D. Westfall, Wyatt E. Westfall, Daniel Price, Noah R. Cox, Abigail Price and Jonathan Lane; and a great-great-grandchild, Angelica Fronko.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thurman Ovid Cox; her second husband, Benjamin Bridges; a son, Cecil Cox; a granddaughter, Linda Mae Cox; and two brothers, Glenn and Howard Fowler.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th St., Parkersburg, with Pastor Ronald Drillien officiating. Burial will be in the International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Harrisville.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, from 2 to 8 p.m. 

Ermal Cremeans
CHESHIRE - Ermal J. Cremeans, 78, of South Fourth Street, Cheshire, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 15, 2000, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
She was born June 29, 1922, in Cheshire, daughter of the late Hollis and Ethel Thomas Rife. She was a licensed beautician, and was employed for several years by the U.S. Postal Service at the Cheshire Post Office. She was a member of Old Kyger Freewill Baptist Church, Cheshire Garden Club and Chapter 283 of Ohio Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Grover Cremeans; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank A. and Carol Cremeans of Gallipolis, and Fred and Betty Cremeans of Athens; 10 grandchildren, Fred A. Cremeans and Jill Cremeans of Athens, Martin Cremeans of Acworth, Ga., Tom (Liz) Cremeans and Connie Cremeans of Belle, W.Va., Kim (John) Burnell of Lakewood, Kari (David) DuVale and Leigh Ann (Steve) Moore of Richmond, Va., Tim Cremeans of Bessemer, Ala., and John Cremeans of Gallipolis; eight great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Sharon K. Harrah of Belle; a sister, Evelyn Roush of Merritt Island, Fla.; and two sisters-in-law, Wilma Swisher of Gallipolis, and Julia Lee Cremeans of Cheshire; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas D. Cremeans, on Feb. 19, 1992; and two sisters, Ada Ward and Audrey Bradbury.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Old Kyger Freewill Baptist Church near Cheshire, with the Rev. Jamie Fortner officiating. Interment will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church on Saturday, from noon until the time of services.
Cremeens Funeral Chapel, Gallipolis, is in charge of arrangements.

Freda Mayle
AMESVILLE - Freda Ramsey Mayle, 81, of Amesville Route 1, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Mark Rest Center, McConnelsville.
She was born Feb. 2, 1919, in Cutler, daughter of the late Leslie and Ethel Mayle Ramsey.
She is survived by a daughter, Jeanette Mayle.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Mayle.
Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Mount Hermon Church on Amesville Route 1. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery.
Friends may call at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill on Wednesday from 7 to 9, and at the church on Thursday one hour prior to services.

Glen Mackie
LANCASTER - Glen R. Mackie, 63, of Lancaster, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at his residence.
He was a retired cable repairman with AT&T, and a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He is survived by his wife, Linda Mackie, three daughters, Chris (Mike) Varnell of Lancaster, Jennifer Locke of Columbus and Dana (Brad) Marsh of Amanda; a son, Keith (Cathy) Mackie of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his mother, Gretchen Mackie of Athens; three sisters, Carol (Ray) Kelcher of Las Vegas, Betty (Bruce) Cate of Cincinnati and Judy (Bruce) Bonifield of Morristown; a brother, Buck Mackie of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Mackie. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Carl Noland officiating. Burial will follow at Stukey Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Fairfield County.

Harlin Daniels
ATHENS - Harlin A. Daniels, 74, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000.
He was a pharmacist and the owner and operator of Harlin Daniels Pharmacy. He was a member of Westwood Baptist Church in Greenwood, Ark., a Navy veteran of World War II, and past president and life member of the Seratoma Club. He was a former director of Fort Smith Ward 3, a former member of the board of directors of Arkansas Pharmacist Association, and a lay minister.
He is survived by his wife, Doris; a daughter, Angelin Pierce of Fort Smith; sons Tom Daniels of Athens, and Gary and Byron Daniels of Fort Smith; a sister, Omega Bowman of El Paso, Texas; a brother, Arliss Daniels of Fort Smith; grandchildren Melissa Mundy, Shannon, Erica, Chris, Lindsey, Lauren and Shelia Daniels, and Peeper (cq) Pierce; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Oak Cliff Baptist Church. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Fort Smith.
Calling hours will be held today, 7 to 9 p.m., at Putman Funeral Home, 4500 Jenny Lind, Fort Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made to Westwood Baptist Church, P.O. Box 99, Greenwood, Ark. 72936; or First Baptist Church of Bloomer, 27905 Hwy. 22, Charleston, Ark.

Jacob Kisor
WELLSTON - Jacob J. "Jake" Kisor, 72, of Wellston, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at University Hospital, Columbus.
He was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Wellston, son of the late Jacob R. and Clara Payne Kisor. He is survived by his wife, Donna Salmans Kisor; a daughter, Patricia; and a son, J.P. Kisor.
Services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m., at McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston, with the Rev. Steve Cann officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, with military services conducted by American Legion Post 371.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 2 to 9 p.m.

James Rider
WELLSTON - James Philip Rider, 53, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Wellston, passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at his Wellston home at Goldsboro after a year of failing health due to cancer of the throat and tongue.
Jim was born in Columbus on March 17, 1947, to Glenna Warner Rider Souders of Wellston and the late James F. Rider. He was a 1965 graduate of Wellston High School and a Vietnam veteran, having served with the 1st Cavalry Air Mobile Unit at Phan Thiet, Vietnam. Until his illness, he was employed by IKON Product in Phoenix. Jim was baptized into the Independent Calvary Holiness Church.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sarah Roseberry Rider; children Alan (Nancy) Rowland of Kingston, Ohio, Bethany (Rick) Henry of Dover, Ark., and Stephanie Adams of Phoenix, Ariz; a sister, Anita (Steve) McManus of Wellston; a step-sister, Lynn Souders Romine of Logan; two aunts, Mary Rider and Barbara Rider, both of Wellston; an uncle, Carey King of Wellston; five grandchildren, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Harold "Hebe" Souders, in 1981; grandparents Harry and Dide Henneman Warner and Carl and Mabel Brooks Rider; uncles Floyd Warner, Carl C. Rider, Charles Rider and Bob Rider; and aunts Elizabeth Warner, Eloise King, Helen Warner, Ruth Rider and Mary Jane White.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston, with Pastor Maurice Napper officiating. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery with military graveside services by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
Calling hours will be held Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jerry Ring
WELLSTON - Jerry John Ring, 79, of West First Street, Wellston, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cincinnati.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, 10 a.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Wellston. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Wellston, with military services conducted by American Legion Post 371.
Friends may call at Jenkins Funeral Home in Wellston today, 4 to 8 p.m., where the rosary will be recited at 8.

Josephine Crothers
LOGAN - Josephine Ellen Crothers, 89, of Logan, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, in the skilled nursing unit of Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan.
She was born July 15, 1911, in Nelsonville, daughter of the late Hugh Edward and Adda Ceilslie Smart Joy.
She is survived by sons Larry, Jerry, Martin and Earljoy Crothers; and a daughter, Charolette Crothers.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Dale Crothers.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Roberts Funeral Home in Logan. Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Good Hope Twp., Hocking County.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.

Lincoln Smith
POMEROY - Lincoln E. "Gene" Smith, 66, of Pomeroy, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center.
Born June 16, 1934, in Middleport, he was the son of the late Lincoln W. and Hilda Durst Smith.
He is survived by four sons, Timothy, John, Mark and Joseph Smith; and a daughter, Cindy Bayshore.
Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Naomi Cone
ATHENS - Naomi Conner Cone, 82, formerly of Route 550 in Athens, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, Fla.
She was born June 8, 1918, in Athens, daughter of the late Fred and Helen Morris Conner.
She is survived by her husband, Fred Cone; and a son, Wayne Cone.
Funeral services and entombment will be held today at Memorial Funeral Home in Fort Myers.

Opal Ford
ATHENS - Graveside services for Opal P. Ford, 80, of Athens, will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at Hooper Ridge Cemetery, Ames Twp., by Pastors James and Carolyn Wolfe. A potluck dinner will be held after services at Hooper Ridge Church of Christ to celebrate her life.
Mrs. Ford died Oct. 22, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5812, Athens; American Cancer Society, 138 Marietta Road, Suite D, Chillicothe 45601; or the Athens Cat Shelter, 8500 Hoon Drive, Athens 45701.
Arrangements are by Jagers and Sons Funeral Home.


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