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Philip Schenz
BUCHTEL - Philip David Schenz, 56, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Buchtel, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, in Cape Coral.
He was born Jan. 29, 1944, in Buchtel, son of Joseph "Dyke" Schenz of Buchtel and the late Phyllis Louise Wend Schenz.
He was employed by Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Co. at the St. John power plant and most recently worked as a cell phone tower locator. He also was a former employee of the Poston and Conesville power plants, and was an Air Force veteran, a member of Elks Lodge 543 and a 1961 graduate of Buchtel-York High School.
Besides his father, he is survived by a brother, Neal (Helen) Schenz of Nashport; sisters Mrs. Bob (Anita) Reliford, Mrs. Eldon (Joyce) Smart and Judy Thompson, all of Nelsonville; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and his former wife, Diane Handa of Columbus.
Services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m., at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Ernie Perkins officiating. Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery, Logan, with military services conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 2 to 8 p.m.

Polly Johnson
NELSONVILLE - Polly Johnson, 77, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Nelsonville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Medical City Hospital in Dallas.
She was born July 16, 1923, in Athens, daughter of the late Donald Ray and Ella Gilbert Johnson. She graduated from Nelsonville High School in 1941, and from Ohio University with honors in 1945. She received a masters degree in social work in 1950 from Tulane. She was employed in various positions with the local Girl Scouts Council from 1945-67, and served on the national Girl Scout staff in a variety of positions from 1967-87. She worked as a volunteer at Medical City Hospital from 1987-2000, with 8,000 hours of service.
She is survived by an aunt, Betty Johnson of Nelsonville; nieces Deborah (George) Donnelly of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Cynthia (Fred) Baden of Logan; nephews John (Brenda) Johnson of Nelsonville, and Thomas (Linda) Johnson of Pickerington; great-nephews and great-nieces George and Caitlin Donnelly of Pittsburgh, Richard and Don Baden of Logan, Monica Johnson of Nelsonville, and Michelle, Daniel and Megan Johnson of Pickerington.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Roger Johnson; and a sister, Kathryn Johnson.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Greenlawn Cemetery in Nelsonville, with the Rev. Harold McConnell officiating.
Friends may call at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home in Nelsonville on Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Girl Scouts - Seal of Ohio, 1700 Watermark Drive, Columbus 43215-1097.

Robert Benton
GLOUSTER - Robert E. "Elwood" Benton, 68, of Glouster, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Cincinnati Veterans Administration Hospital.
He was retired from Good Samaritan Hospital with more than 20 years service, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Oleta Sorrell; and brothers Lonnie Ray and Ivan Benton.
He is survived by his wife, Billy Jean Benton; sons and daughters-in-law, Surman and Debbie Benton, Quint and Erma Benton, Tim Benton, Eddie and Sandi Thornsburg, and Bill Thornsburg; sisters and brothers-in-law, Evalee Lykins, Levota and Tom Oligee, Rella and Don Barrett, Sue Ellis, and Glenna and Doug Stamper; brothers and sisters-in-law Earl and Rea Benton, and Charles and Ethel Benton; sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law Jeanie Benton, and Pauline and Wayne McDaniel; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Meyer-Boehmer and Feucht Funeral Home, 1733 Brown St., Dayton. Burial will be in Miami Valley Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 1 p.m. until time of services.

Ruth Anderson
MIDDLEPORT - Ruth A. Anderson, 86, of Chesapeake, Va., formerly of Middleport, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000.
Born Feb. 3, 1914, in Meigs County, she was the daughter of the late Arza and Bessie Tharpe Biggs.  She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Burton; and two sons, Gene and Bill Dodson. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ruth Nelson
NELSONVILLE- Ruth L. Nelson, 76, of Nelsonville, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Crestview manor Nursing Home, Lancaster.
Born Feb. 12, 1924, in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late William and Hazel Glass Warren. She was a retired employee of the Logan-Hocking Library. A former grocery store clerk, she was also a member of Murray City Wesleyan Church and a graduate of Nelsonville High School.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Francis Victor Nelson; two sons, the Rev. Benjamin V. (Linda) Nelson of Chauncey and Timothy L. (Libby) Nelson of Logan; a grandson, Kelly Victor (Wendy) Nelson of Glouster; four brothers, John Warren of Columbus, Paul (Luella) Warren of Lancaster, Ben (Jean) Warren of Wakerman and Steve Warren of London; and two sisters, Jean Patton of Logan and Bernadine Angles of London.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, William and Gerald Warren, and two sisters, Pauline Smith and Pearl Warren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.. at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. David Neville officiating. Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m., and anytime Monday, with the family in attendance Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Stephen Smith
CHESTERHILL - Stephen L. Smith, 51, of Chesterhill, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Selby General Hospital.
He was born July 3, 1949, in Athens County, son of Pauline Smith Ramsey of Canton and the late Carroll Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Tabler Smith; and two daughters, Stephanie Mayle and Niki Gibson.
Services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Tyler Harden
GLOUSTER - Tyler Jacob Harden, one-month-old son of Edward Franklin Harden and Jessica Mae Losh of Glouster, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville. He was born Oct. 5, 2000, in Logan.
Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home in Murray City. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Arnold Ousley
DUNDAS - Arnold Ousley, 75, of Dundas, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Twin Maples Nursing Home.
He was born July 26, 1925, in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Mike and Sarah Ousley. He is survived by stepchildren Lois Jean Coleman and Doris Ann Wackler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marceline Ousley.
Services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Jason R. Winters Funeral Home, Wellston. Burial will be in Elk Cemetery, McArthur.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 5 to 8 p.m.

Bernice Harper
CROOKSVILLE - Bernice E. "Bernie" Harper, 16200 Route 37 East, Corning, formerly of Albany, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Somerset Healthcare Center after an extended illness.
He was born June 11, 1924, in Glomawr, Ky., son of the late Clayton and Jewell Elam Harper. He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Church of Crooksville and Doric Lodge 172 F&AM of Deavertown. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and was a retired coal miner for Southern Ohio Coal Co.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Virginia Watson Harper of the home; two daughters, Debbie (Gary) Allen of Crooksville and Beverly (Randy) Haning of Athens; a son, Bruce (Susan) Harper of Crooksville; a sister, Viva Harper of Peoria, Ill.; four brothers, L.C. Harper of Louisville, Ky., Carson Harper of Beaver Falls, Pa., Joe Harper of Hamilton and Pete Harper of Kentucky; six grandchildren, Samantha Haning, Mark Allen, Michelle Rodgers, Amy Moore, Angela Lindsey and Travis Harper; and eight great-grandchildren, Matthew and Madison Allen, Dylan and Dalton Moore, Logan and Gavan Rodgers, Cody Harper and Cassidy Lindsey.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Randall Harper.
Calling hours are today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Goebel Funeral Home, 36 N. Buckeye St., Crooksville. Doric Lodge 172 F&AM will hold services today at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Jack Robison officiating.
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery with military honors.

Bernice Miller
LOGAN - Bernice Miller, 88, of Logan, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. She was born Oct. 8, 1912, in Kentucky.
Services will be held Tuesday, 10 a.m., at Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

Charles Chambers
LOGAN - Charles W. Chambers, 90, of Logan, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.
He was born May 29, 1910, in Hocking County, son of the late Steven and Minnie Marie Johnson Chambers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha May Clark Chambers.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Cardaras Funeral Home in Logan. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Daniel Pooler
POMEROY - Daniel Pooler, 86, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Meigs County, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, in Orlando.
He was born Nov. 30, 1913, in Chester, son of the late Joseph Pooler and Mary Bethel. He was a retired manager for the Ohio Forestry Service.
He is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis and Ruth Pooler of Maine, Ronald and Virginia Pooler of Orlando, Bob and Betty Pooler of Middleport, Mike and Lois Pooler of Portland, and Don and Bonnie Pooler of Stewart; two daughters and a son-in-law, Bonita and Gene Windland of Orlando, and Kathy Freeman of Jackson; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Jackson Pooler, in 1985.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Greenwood Cemetery, Racine, with the Rev. Mark Morrow officiating.
Arrangements are by White Funeral Home, Coolville.

Delbert Lawson
RACINE - Delbert W. Lawson, 63, of 47341 Eagle Ridge Road, Racine, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born Sept. 23, 1937, in Portland, son of the late John Wesley and Olive Gluesencamp Lawson. He is survived by children Timothy Lawson and Elizabeth Anderson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Darlene Evans Lawson.
There will be no funeral services or calling hours. Arrangements are by Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy.

Desmond Ash Sr.
NELSONVILLE - Desmond D. Ash Sr., 77, of Nelsonville, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville.
He was born in Harrisonville, son of the late Clarance and Delcia Marchum Ash. He retired from Peabody Coal Co. and was a Navy veteran.
He is survived by a son, Desmond D. (Roxanne) Ash Jr. of Nelsonville; grandchildren Lindsay Woolever, Derrick Ash and Eric Ash, all of Nelsonville; his former wife, Sandra J. Ash of New Marshfield; and a brother, Ray (Marcella) Ash of Columbus.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. James R. Mathias officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery in Millfield, with military graveside services conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday and Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m. 

Emmitt Taylor
LOGAN - Emmitt E. Taylor, 76, of Logan, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan.
Born Sept. 14, 1924, in Athens County, he was the son of the late John and Neva Blake Taylor. He was employed in building construction.
He is survived by a brother, Roy Taylor of Jackson; two sisters, Ada Gabriel and Clarice Hunter of Athens; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Jean and Marion Sycks and family of Logan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Philmore, Ike and Delmar Taylor; and sisters Nora Dowler and Bessie Rosser.
Funeral services are Saturday at 1 p.m. at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, with Minister Vernon W. Barrell officiating. Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery, Logan.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Ethel Powell
LOGAN - Ethel M. "Happy" Powell of Logan died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan.
She was born in Hocking County, daughter of the late Ira Sylvester and Kathryn Ellen Lanning Hellyer. She also was preceded in death by two husbands, Fred Wright and Frederick Cecil Powell.
Services will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home, Logan. 

Florence Simmons
COOLVILLE - Florence M. Simmons, 83, of Coolville, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at her residence.
She was born in Decatur Twp., daughter of the late Tom Gorrell and Elsie Finch Gorrell. She was a retired cook for Federal Hocking High School, a member of Torch Baptist Church since 1930, past president of Coolville Senior Citizens and attended Athens Senior Citizens.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest and Rita, and Don and Judy, all of Coolville; three grandchildren, Randy Simmons, Shane Simmons and Toby Newberry; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Gorrell; two sisters, Frances Lutz and Betty Cornell; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert Simmons; and two brothers, Howard Gorrell and Omer Gorrell.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m., at White Funeral Home, Coolville. Burial will be in Torch Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 6 to 8 p.m.

Harold Kennedy
LANCASTER - Harold Ray Kennedy, 66, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at his residence.
He was born March 20, 1934, in Thornville, son of the late Ray and Mary Belle Sain Kennedy.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann McLain Kennedy; and a daughter, Anita Kennedy.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, noon, at Elk Cemetery in McArthur, with military services conducted by Vinton County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5299.
Friends may call at Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. 

James White
ATHENS - James Edgar White, 73, of Athens, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at his home.
He was born in Athens on Aug. 13, 1923, son of the late Gamaliel E. and Modelle Rice White. He retired after being the third generation of his family to own and operate Whites Mill. 
A 1945 graduate of Athens High School, Mr. White attended Ohio University. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran of the Asiatic Theater, a member of American Legion K.T. Crossen Post 21, the Ohio Highway Patrol Auxiliary, and Athens Presbyterian Church. He also was a Mason and a Shriner.
He is survived by a daughter, Sara White of Bradenton, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Jill White of Athens; grandchildren, Alyson White of Athens, Eli White of Bradenton, and Drew and Tyler White of Athens; a sister, Annabelle (Dr. Ray) Strekel of Athens; a brother, William (Irene) White of LaJolla, Calif.; and a special friend, Betty Dunlevy of Glouster.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Seaman White, in 1991; and a son, Scott Allen White, in 1960.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Craig Seitz officiating. Burial will be in West Union Street Cemetery, with military rites conducted by K.T. Crossen Post 21.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Larry Mourn
NELSONVILLE - Larry N. Mourn, 63, of Nelsonville, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born Jan. 31, 1937, in New Marshfield, son of the late Clarence and Nellie Smart Mourn. He was a retired machine operator for Columbus Coated Fabrics.
He is survived by his wife, Rita McClain Mourn; a son, Steven "Buzz" Mourn of Columbus; a daughter, Mrs. Joel (Kathy) Damante of Hilliard; two grandchildren, Andrew and Allison Damante of Hilliard; and a sister, Mrs. Phil (Patty Sue) Walters of Newark.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home in Nelsonville, with the Rev. David Cogar officiating. Burial will be in Connett Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Arthur James Cancer Hospital, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus 43210.

Leoda Gladman
LOGAN - Leoda Marie Gladman, 70, of Logan, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Logan Healthcare Center.
She was born Feb. 22, 1930, in Troy, daughter of the late Andrew and Edith Knotter Gladman.
Services will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan. Burial will be in Honey Creek Cemetery near Christiansburg.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 6 to 8 p.m.

Pauline Flowers
McCONNELSVILLE - Pauline Sephfus Flowers, 83, of McConnelsville, formerly of the Chesterhill area, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, in an automobile accident near Chesterhill.
She was born July 30, 1917, in Zanesville, daughter of the late John and Emma Mayle Kenned.
She is survived by a son, Bernard "Jim" Sephfus of Amesville.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Howard "Judy" Sephfus and Art Flowers.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Bethel Wesleyan Methodist Church near Chesterhill. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Amesville.
Friends may call at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill on Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. 

Paul Sayre
PORTLAND - Paul W. Sayre, 81, of Portland, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
He was born March 9, 1919, in Portland, son of the late Thomas Ewing and Fanny Augusta Salser Sayre.
He is survived by children Paula L. Sayre and Sandra L. Sayre Howard.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jean L. Young Sayre. 
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Racine United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Letart Falls Cemetery.
Friends may call at Ewing Funeral Home in Pomeroy on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church on Saturday one hour prior to services.

Richard Belt
RESTON, Va. - Richard Dale Belt, Esquire, 70, of Reston, Va., died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at his residence.
He was born in Columbus on April 2, 1930, and was a son of the late Gilbert and Eva Chapman Belt.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nancy Jane Heft Belt; and daughters Martha McCall Belt and Belinda Nell Belt Oswalt.
A military graveside service by the combined veterans organizations of Hocking County will be conducted Friday, 1 p.m., at Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan. 
Arrangements by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan.

Robert Mahle
WELLSTON - Robert E. Mahle, 74, of Wellston, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Four Winds Nursing Facility.
He was born Nov. 3, 1926, in Wellston, son of the late Jerome and Eunice Brislin Mahle.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Gay Mahle; and a daughter, Mary Ann Wyant.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Wellston. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may call at McWilliams Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., where the rosary will be recited at 8.

Ruth Field
ATHENS - Ruth Graham Field, 88, of Louisville, Ky., died Friday in Louisville.
She was retired head librarian for the University of Louisville cataloging department, and a member of the Kentucky, American and Southeastern Library Associations, Ohio Valley Regional Group of Catalogers, Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Phi Mu.
She is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Field Baxter of Athens; a son, Christopher J. Field of Peoria, Ariz.; a brother, John D. Graham of Thomasville, Ga.; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore E. Field.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Pearson Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville. Burial will be in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Bertha Barron
HAMDEN - Bertha Leota Barron, 87, of Hamden, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at her home.
She was born Sept. 11, 1913, in Jackson, daughter of the late James Arthur Leser and Laura Lambert Leser.
She also was preceded in death by her husband, Rothbe Barron. She is survived by schildren John and Roger Barron, Judy Fetherolf and Jane Libby.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Hamden United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hamden Cemetery.
Friends may call at Jenkins Funeral Home, Wellston, today from 2 to 8 p.m., and at the church on Saturday one hour prior to services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hamden United Methodist Church. 

Bertha Holdren
LOGAN - Bertha Mae Holdren, 89, Logan, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Logan Healthcare Center.
She was born Oct. 30, 1911, in Logan, daughter of the late John Elmer and Jennie Dawson Mooney. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Arnold "Buck" Holdren.
Funeral services are Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Carlos Croston
ATHENS - Carlos "Pete" Croston, 81, of Kurtz St., Athens, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Chillicothe.
He was born July 27, 1919, in Amesville, son of the late Howard and Bessie Brown Croston. He was a retired coal miner and construction worker, a World War II Army veteran, and attended Mount Hermon Church.
He is survived by four sons, James Croston of Albany, William Croston of Chesterhill, David Croston of Athens, and Richard Croston of Shade; two daughters, Margaret Scott and Barbara Williams, both of Akron; and 16 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Norman.
Services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill, with the Rev. Delbert Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery near Chesterhill.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Dale Riddle
LAURELVILLE - Dale W. Riddle, 74, of Laurelville, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born June 1, 1926, in Vinton County, son of the late Clinton and Elva Thompson Riddle. He was founder of Dale W. Riddle Forest Products and a member of the Hocking County Soil and Water Conservation District, Ohio Forestry Association, and National Hardwood Lumbermen's Association.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, A. Jacquline "Jackie" Riddle; a son, Ernest Lee; brothers Harry, Owen, Billie, Donnie and Bobby; and a sister, Dollie Marie.
He is survived by his wife, Marlene Thompson Riddle; sons Rodney B. (Sharon) Riddle, Craig M. (Suellen) Riddle, and Chris R. (Cindy) Riddle, all of Laurelville; daughters Heidi S. Riddle and Holly M. (Doug) Tatman of Laurelville; grandchildren Gretchen, Blayne, Bree, Bryce, Lyenya, Maigan, Brandon, Shane, Josh, Colin, Ashley and Tyler; four great-grandchildren; brothers Ivan Riddle of Laurelville and Ronnie Riddle of Londonderry; and sisters Thelma Elkins of Laurelville and DonnaBelle Killman of Orange, Texas.
Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Wellman Funeral Home in Circleville. Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m., and on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Hocking County Division, c/o Deborah Keynes, 295 Midland Place, Logan 43138; or the American Cancer Society, 151 Lake St., Lancaster 43130.

Debbie Stevens
WELLSTON - Debbie June Stevens, 50, of Buckeye Furnace Road in Wellston died at her residence on Monday, Nov. 27, 2000.
She was born June 22, 1950, in Vinton County, daughter of Helen Pittenger of Wellston and the late John "Deb" Pittenger.
Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, Edward Stevens; and four sons, John, Bobby, Shawn and Todd Stevens.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Cornerstone Church in Wellston. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston today from 6 to 9 p.m., and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.


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