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Ethel Argabright
WELLSTON - Ethel L. Argabright, 73, of South Ohio Avenue, Wellston, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Edgewood Manor in Wellston.
She was born Aug. 26, 1927, in Frankfurt, Germany, daughter of the late Maria Mucke and stepdaughter of the late Johann Noll. Mrs. Argabright spent her youth in the towns of Frankfurt and Bernberg, Germany. She met her husband, the late James W. Argabright, while he was serving in the U.S. Army of Occupation in Germany, and the couple married in Frankfurt on Aug. 28, 1948. She was a member of Wellston First Baptist Church, and had worked as a clerk at Perdue's Five and Dime store, and at the election polls, before her six-year battle with bone cancer.
She is survived by five sons and three daughters-in-law, Gerald and Nancy of Chillicothe, John Michael of Waterford, Ronald and Ruth of Mesa, Ariz., Dean of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Brent and Darcie of Bonita Springs, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Renate, Kathy, Ryan, Seth, David, Rachel, Kyle, Nicole, Matthew and Alicia; and a great-granddaughter, Megan; as well as many lifelong friends and acquaintances in her native Germany and her adopted hometown of Wellston.
Besides her mother, stepfather and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Roderick.
Services will be held Friday, 10 a.m., at McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston, with Pastor Mark Baker officiating. 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.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, 102 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wellston 45692; Edgewood Manor, 405 N. Park Ave., Wellston; or Jackson County Cancer Society, c/o Roxie Underwood, 103 N. David Ave., Jackson 45640.

Ethyn Gross
Our Baby for a while; Our Angel Forever
Jesus needed an angel so gentle and pure
So he chose precious Ethyn for his own
To stand at the gate as a beckoning light
To show all of us the way home.
So when you are lonely, discouraged or blue
Remember his light shines night and day.
Just look toward Heaven and you'll see his smile
As he shines out to show you the way.
McARTHUR - Ethyn Micheal Gross, infant son of Michael and Jami East Gross of McArthur, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis.
Ethyn will be missed by maternal grandparents Robert East of Albany, Thomas Arthur of Arizona and Pamela East of Albany; paternal grandparents Linda Thomas of Zaleski and Dennis Gross of Chauncey; maternal great-grandparents Ora Barney of Radcliff, Grace East of Albany, and James and Georgia Cozort of Wellston; and paternal great-grandparents Irvin and Doris Cozort of West Virginia. Ethyn also will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by maternal great-grandfathers Earl Barney and Richard East, and paternal great-grandparents Dorothy and George Gross.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Bowen Cemetery, with the Rev. Edward Barney officiating. 
Friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur.

Everett Patton
NELSONVILLE - Everett N. Patton, 81, of Nelsonville, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster.
He was born April 16, 1919, in Haydenville, son of the late James and Virgia Chandler Patton. He was a retired employee of the shipping department at Kaiser Aluminum and attended Nelsonville Wesleyan Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy C. Monk Adams Patton; a stepson, Fred (Lucretia) Adams of Nelsonville; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jerry (Kay) Llewellyn of Nelsonville; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews James and Charlotte Myers, James and Nancy Monk, Roger Monk, and Robert and Becky Monk, all of Logan, and Michael and Janice Fish of Napoleon, Mich., and Gale and Judy Monk of Nelsonville.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Brady; a great-grandson, Caleb Adams; a sister, Hazel Patton; a sister and brother-in-law, Velma and the Rev. Gale Monk; and a nephew, Donald Monk.
Services will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at Warren-Brown Funeral home in Nelsonville, with the Rev. Michael Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Connett Cemetery, Athens County.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Florence Warner
SYRACUSE - Florence I. Warner, 77, of 4th Street, Syracuse, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in the extended care facility at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Pomeroy.
She was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Pomeroy, daughter of the late Price P. and Mary Catherine Wickham Hawk.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy Morris; and two sons, John and James Warner.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Sutton Cemetery near Racine. Friends may call at Cremeans Funeral Home in Racine today from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Meigs County branch of Holzer Hospice, 115 E. Memorial Drive, Pomeroy 45769.

Geneva Shumate
RUTLAND - Geneva Shumate, 86, of Rutland, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.
She was born July 25, 1914, in Rowan County, Ky., daughter of the late John and Bessie Stigall Fisher.
She is survived by a son, Ivan Shumate; daughters Janet Broadwater and Gloria Johnson; and a stepson, Daniel Stidham. She was preceded in death by a son, Leon Shumate.
Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Birchfield Funeral Home, Rutland. Burial will be in Meigs Memory Gardens, Pomeroy.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and Saturday one hour prior to services. 

Georgia Jeffers
ATHENS - Georgia Allen Jeffers, 87, resident of Arbors East, a former resident of Gahanna and Athens, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Ohio State University Hospital East.
She was born on April 2, 1913, in Summerfield. She was a graduate of Ohio University and retired from teaching elementary school in 1976 after having taught 40 1/2 years. She taught third grade at East Elementary School in Athens and then at Federal Hocking Schools in the towns of Stewart and Amesville. She also briefly taught elementary school in the towns of Corning and Cedarville when starting her career. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church while in Athens and then Mifflin Presbyterian Church in Gahanna.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Phon Jeffers, in 1975; and by her mother, Nancy Allen, in 1988.
She is survived by her daughter, Nanci Paulian of Gahanna; and by many cousins and friends, including special thanks to the caring staff of Arbors East and OSU Hospital East. 
The family will receive friends today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road (on Route 62, one-half mile northeast of Hamilton Road), Gahanna, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Pastor John J. Manos and Pastor John Chase officiating. Interment will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Jeffers Cemetery in Athens County.

Gloria Hardman
LOGAN - Gloria M. Hardman, 76, of Logan, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at Logan Health Care Center.
She was born Dec. 25, 1923, in Dayton, daughter of the late Charles and Alice Whitcomb Jones.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Jean Patterson.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas P. Hardman.
Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, one hour prior to services.

Helen Carr
NELSONVILLE - Helen Louise Henshaw Carr, 88, of Nelsonville, passed away peacefully in her sleep with her son and daughter-in-law at her side Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at the Traditions at Stygler Road Nursing Home, Gahanna.
She was born May 23, 1912, in Nelsonville, the daughter of the late Walter and Henrietta Simonton McKibben. She was the widow of Everett Carr, and of her first husband, Mervin Henshaw.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Martha) Henshaw of Gahanna; two grandsons, David (Julie) Henshaw of Westerville and Mark (Valerie) Henshaw of Pickerington; four great-grandchildren, Jarred, Matthew, Adam and Rachel Henshaw; and two nieces, Mollie Jane Moellendick of McConnelsville and Sherry Maffin of Nelsonville.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence McKibben; and a sister, Mary Etta Maffin.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services.

Hilda Harris
RACINE - Hilda R. Harris, 89, of Racine, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
She was born Aug. 27, 1911, in Clifton, W.Va., daughter of the late Harry and Lula Hall Harris.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Burns Harris. She is survived by children Jane Huffman and Jill Williams.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Fisher Funeral Home, Middleport. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Pomeroy.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of services. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

Hugh Davis
POMEROY - Hugh H. Davis, Ph.D., 91, of Pomeroy, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at the extended care unit of Veterans Memorial Hospital.
He was born Nov. 18, 1909, in Pomeroy, son of the late John Stanley Davis and Leah Moore Davis. He was a graduate of the Pomeroy High School Class of 1928, was Phi Beta Kappa 1932, graduated from Ohio University in 1932, taught Latin and English at Pomeroy High School 1932-33, was a Teaching Fellow at Indiana University 1933-35, received a masters of arts degree from Indiana University in 1935, was an instructor of classical language at OU 1936-37, was a research assistant in classics at the University of Cincinnati 1937-43, was a special agent for the U.S. Army Counter-Intelligence Corps 1943-47, served in Italy 1944-47; did graduate study at the University of Cincinnati 1948-50; received a Ph.D. in classics from the University of Cincinnati in 1950; was associate professor of classical languages at Fordham University 1950-53; taught at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., 1953-78; was named Lifetime Professor Emeritus of Classics at LeMoyne College in 1978.
He was a life member of American Philological Association, The Renaissance Society of America, and Meigs County Pioneer and Historical Society.
He is survived by nieces and nephews, Milton Davis of Gladwin, Mich., Janet Rogan of Zelienople, Pa., Ruthann Davis Bell of Brighton, Mich., and Leah Altmayer of Levittown, N.Y.; grandnieces and grandnephews Debra Downard of Elkton, Susan McDowell of Plano, Texas, Jon Davis of Temperance, Mich., Robert Davis of Elkton, Debra DiBiagio of Monaca, Pa., James Rogan of Erie, Pa., Stewart Altmayer of Slingerlands, N.Y., Lawrence Altmayer of Alexandria, Va., Janet Rodgers of Chevy Chase, Md., and Nancy Broughman of Belpre; and a cousin, Frank Trautman of Parkersburg, W.Va.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Milton Davis Sr., Geraldine Young, Lydia Davis and Duane Davis; and nieces Marilyn Rice and Elaine Rodgers.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Beech Grove Cemetery in Pomeroy, with the Rev. Katharin Foster officiating. Military services will be conducted by Feeney Bennett American Legion Post 128.
There will be no calling hours or visitation. Arrangements are by Fisher-Acree Funeral Home in Pomeroy. 

Ira Zook
ATHENS - Ira Thomas Zook Jr. of 9755 Bassett Road, Athens, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, in Athens.
He was born Dec. 18, 1934, near La Tour, Mo., son of the late Ira Thomas Sr. and Ethel Detwiler Zook. He married Joan Esch on Aug. 19, 1959. 
Zook earned degrees in music from Goshen College in Goshen, Ind., and from the University of Michigan. He devoted his career to vocal teaching, performing and conducting. He served on the faculties of Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, Va., and Eastern Michigan between 1965 and 1973. 
He joined the music faculty at Ohio University in 1973, where he served as director of choral activities, chairman of the voice division, conductor of the Ohio University Singers and Musical Union, and founded the Singing Men of Ohio. 
He was a member of Athens First Presbyterian Church, where he conducted the chancel choir for 27 years. He was Buckeye Chapter president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and a member of the Music Club of America. He recently was recognized by the governor of Ohio and the Vocal Arts Resource Network for his achievements in the field of vocal music.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; two children, Dr. Katrina Zook of Laramie, Wyo., and Ira Thomas Zook III of New York City; and a sister, Vera Schmucker of Goshen.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a 4-year-old brother, Vernon; an infant brother; and his stepmother, Ruby Martin.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, 6 p.m., at Athens First Presbyterian Church.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Singing Men of Ohio, c/o OU School of Music.

James Bradley
NELSONVILLE - James C. "Jimmy" Bradley, 55, of Nelsonville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home in Logan.
He was born Jan. 9, 1945, in Logan, son of Thelma D. Moore Bradley of Nelsonville and the late Earl W. Bradley.
In addition to his mother, Jimmy is survived by a brother, Thomas (Geri) Bradley of Buchtel; a sister, JoAnn Gwilym of Nelsonville; nieces and nephews Tammy Hall, Ike Gwilym and Annette Talbert, all of Nelsonville, and Kathy Ruisinger of Houston, Texas; and great-nieces and great-nephews Amanda and Keri Hall, Jason Gwilym, Susan (John) Ruisinger, and Zach, Abbie and Jacob Talbert.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde Bradley and Earl Bradley Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Ike Gwilym.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m., at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home in Nelsonville, with Pastor Michael Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m.

John Figgins
NELSONVILLE - John A. Figgins, 74, formerly of Nelsonville and Upper Arlington, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at First Community Village in Columbus.
John was a World War II Army veteran, and retired after 18 years as an accountant with Ohio State University.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Maud Figgins; brothers Alonzo and Paul Figgins; and sisters Betty Riley and Jane Keating.
John is survived by his brother-in-law, Thomas E. Keating Sr.; a niece, Kay Riley; and nephews Dan Keating and Thomas E. Keating Jr.
Friends may call at Shoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road in Columbus, on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Northwest Christian Church, 1340 Fishinger Road, Columbus 43221, with the Rev. Paul Lantis officiating.
Interment will be in Union Cemetery in Columbus.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Northwest Christian Church.

Karen Steel
WELLSTON - Karen Ann Steel, 59, of South Pennsylvania Avenue, Wellston, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at her home.
She was born May 30, 1941, in Kenton, daughter of Clayton and Thelma Sturgill Jordan of Wellston.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her husband, Harry L. Steel Jr.
A memorial service will be announced by Jenkins Funeral Home Chapel in Wellston.

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; two daughters, Mrs. Mike (Terri) Austin of Columbus and 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.

Lester Culp Sr.
WELLSTON - Lester R. Culp Sr., 61, of Wellston, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at University Hospital, Columbus.
He was born March 11, 1939, in Columbus, son of the late George and Nellie Brooks Culp. He is survived by a son, Roger Culp Jr.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, 10 a.m., at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, with military services by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
Friends may call at McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston, on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m., where Rosary will be recited at 8.

Foney Russell
CHAUNCEY - Lorena F. "Foney" Russell, 86, of Chauncey, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Brookside Rehabilitation Center, The Plains.
Services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home in Albany. Burial will be in New Marshfield Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 6 to 9 p.m.

Mary Cobb
MIDDLEPORT - Mary R. Cobb, 90, of Middleport, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in Middleport.
She was born April 4, 1910, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Jesse and Rachel Miller Robertson.
She is survived by stepchildren Veneta McKeown, Naomi Hauser and Harold Cobb.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Opie Cobb.
Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Community Church in Middleport. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at Fisher-Acree Funeral Home in Middleport today from 7 to 9 p.m.

Mary Durnion
ATHENS - Mary L. Durnion, 93, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, 2000, at Kimes Convalescent Center.
She was born Sept. 8, 1907, in Plymouth, Mass., daughter of the late Ettori and Erminia Malaguti Zandi. She was the wife of the late James M. Durnion; and was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Zandi, and a sister, Alba Romaine.
She will be sadly missed by a daughter, Mary Lou Bernard of Athens; grandsons James (Celeste) Bernard of Seattle, Wash., and Jonathan Bernard of Athens; a sister, Marion Pratt of Pensacola, Fla.; and numerous friends.
Mary was a graduate of Plymouth High School and graduated magna cum laude from Tufts (Jackson) University in 1929 with a degree in Latin. While at Tufts, she played varsity basketball and, during her senior year, was captain of the field hockey team. She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, took courses at Harvard University, and received a masters degree in French literature from Boston University in 1945. She was a teacher in the Essex schools for 29 years, teaching high school Latin, French and junior high English. In 1962, she retired from teaching when her husband was transferred to Kansas City, Kan. She moved to Athens after her husband's death in 1972. While in Athens, Mary continued her love of education and the French language by taking courses at Ohio University and attending the Study Abroad Program in Tours for three years. She traveled extensively in the United States, British Isles, Europe and Africa.
In Essex, Mary was a member of First Congregational Church, the Madam Varney Guild, and the Essex Teachers' Club. In Athens, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Thursday Morning Circle, Phi Beta Kappa, where she was honored two years ago as a 70-year member, AAUW, Pallas Club, Ohio University Trustees Academy, Athens Foundation, Friends of International Students, and founding members of La Causerie Francaise.
Mary was an inspiration to her family and friends as they observed her determination to live an independent life and continue her pursuit of learning. The family would like to extend special thanks to The Lindley Inn and Kimes Convalescent Center.
Memorial services will be conducted Saturday, 1 p.m., at Athens First Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Craig Seitz. Interment of ashes will be in Spring Street Cemetery, Essex, Mass.
Friends may call at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home in Athens on Friday, 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Mary L. Durnion Scholarship Fund, c/o Ohio University Foundation, P.O. Box 869, Athens 45701; The Appalachian Community Visiting Nurses Association, 280 E. State St., Athens 45701; or a charity of choice.

Myrtle Queen
THE PLAINS - Myrtle E. Queen, 88, The Plains, formerly of Gallipolis, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.
Born Feb. 8, 1912, in Dexter, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Leona Belle Cline Folden. She was a retired nursing assistant for Gallipolis State Institute and a member of Gallipolis VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her stepson, Donovan (Lois) Queen of Stockport; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces Carol (Judy) Folden of Celina, Danny (Phyllis) Folden of Nelsonville, Stanley Folden of Columbus, Sharon (Brooks) Childs of Nokomis, Fla., Sandy (Rodney "Lem") Griffin of Cannon Lake, Texas, and Linda (Neil) Martin of Albany; two sisters-in-law, Verna Queen and Dorothy (Franklin) Townsend; and a brother-in-law, Marvin Queen.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George William Queen, in 1967; and by two brothers, Carol and Loyal Folden.
Funeral services are Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany, with the Rev. Lewis Dunnells officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens, Gallipolis.
Calling hours are Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Norma Withem
LOGAN- Norma M. Withem, of Logan, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital in Logan.
Born in Pittsburgh near Murray City, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Mae Schooley Lanning.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell E. "Dean" Withem.
Funeral services will be on Monday, 1 p.m., at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan. Burial will be in Conner Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home are today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Ralph Douglas
COOLVILLE - Ralph Emerson Douglas, 97, of 42911 Bearwallow Ridge Road, Coolville, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center in Pomeroy.
He was born July 6, 1903, in Burlingham, son of the late Harvey and Josephine Barnhill Douglas. He retired from the maintenance department of Athens Mental Health Center after 37 1/2 years of service.
He is survived by six granddaughters, Gay Ann Burke of Coolville, Sue Wilkes of Athens, Marcia Guess of Tuppers Plains, Sonia Jarvis of Guysville, Teresa Heater of Williamstown, W.Va., and Barbara Long of Groveport; four grandsons, Richard Douglas of Glouster, Doug Carr of Pomeroy, and Mark Douglas and Mike Douglas of Athens; 24 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Reva Gordon Verity of Athens; a brother, Avery Douglas of Groveport; and two daughters-in-law, Eleanor Douglas of Coolville, and Virginia Douglas of Athens.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred A. Perry Douglas; his second wife, Martha M. Hartinger Douglas; two sons, Gerald "Hank" Douglas and Alton "Whimp" Douglas; a daughter and son-in-law, Rose and Charles Carr; two sisters, Mary Meeks and Josie Clouse; a granddaughter, Kimberly Carr; and two great-grandchildren, Scott Burke and Alli Douglas.
Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at White Funeral Home in Coolville, with the Rev. Steve Fuchs officiating. Burial will be in Burlingham Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Rex Quinn
LATHROP- Rex L. Quinn, 75, a native of Lathrop and a resident of Sonoma County, Calif., since 1952, passed away on Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in Santa Rosa, Calif.
He was the dearly beloved husband of 52 years to Carol Quinn; dear son of the late Arthur and Frachen Quinn; devoted father of Roger Quinn and his wife Jill, Joseph Quinn and his wife Melanie, James Quinn and his wife Debra; loving grandfather of six and great-grandfather of two; brother of Fawna Riley, Kenneth Quinn and the late Lawrence Quinn. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Army and a member of the Teamsters Union.
Memorial services have been held in Santa Rosa, Calif. Arrangements were under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral Home and Crematory in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Richard Russell
MIDDLEPORT - Richard W. "Speedball" Russell, 71, of Middleport, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
He was born June 25, 1929, in Meigs County, son of the late William Merlin and Anna Killinger Russell.
He is survived by his wife, Edna K. French Russell; and a stepson, Mark French.
Services will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Middleport.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Robert Armentrout
POMEROY - Robert "Pete" Wildman Armentrout, 68, of Pomeroy, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at Columbus Health Care Center.
He was born Jan. 27, 1932, in Columbus, son of the late Lewis and Norma Wildman Dean. He is survived by children Donald L. Armentrout and Debbie White.
Services will be Monday, 1 p.m., at Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy, with burial in Bradford Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m.

Roger Sams
ATHENS - Roger Lee Sams, 54, of Athens, died late Wednesday evening, Nov. 29, 2000, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
He was born in Athens on Oct. 28, 1946, son of the late Howard and Barbara Fausnaugh Sams. He was a 1965 graduate of Athens High School, was employed as a restaurant manager, was a former manager for Lakeview Bowling Alley and Pub Restaurant, and was a member of the Tuesday B and Thursday A Bowling Leagues.
He is survived by sisters Norma Marin of Livonia, Mich., and Irene (Emory) Dishong of Athens; a sister-in-law, Doris Sams of Athens; and brothers, Ken (Beverly) Sams of Athens and Larry (Carol) Sams of Lucas.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Thompson; and a brother, Harold Sams.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, with Pastor Edward Brown officiating. Burial will be in Clarks Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Rosemary Hinerman
WELLSTON - Rosemary C. Hinerman, 81, Wellston, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Facility, Wellston.
Born Sept. 10, 1919, in Logansport, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Ottie and Janet McIntyre Cates. She is survived by her husband, Howard Hinerman.
Graveside services are Monday at 2 p.m. at Ridgewood Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are by McWilliams Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

Ruth Goodwin
LOGAN- Ruth G. Goodwin, 81, of Logan, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home in Logan.
Born May 15, 1919, in Starr Twp., Hocking County, she was the daughter of the late Burl Goodwin and Averil Yarbrough Goodwin.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Sarajane Alvarez
ATHENS - Sarajane K. Alvarez, 76, of Athens, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Outlook Point in Hilliard.
She was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Athens, daughter of the late Theodore and Ethel Cable Kern. She was a former medical technician, and former owner and operator of Friendly Paws in Athens. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Athens, and St. Brendan Catholic Church in Hilliard.
She is survived by a sister, Frances Woodgerd of Dade City, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sam, in 1983; and several sisters and brothers.
Much appreciation to all who have cared for her throughout her life and in her final days on earth.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church in Athens, with Msg. Patrick Gaughan officiating. A luncheon will follow at Ohio University Inn.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., at Bethel Cemetery in Oak Hill.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus 43215; or Cat Shelter, 8500 Hoon Drive, Athens 45701.
Arrangements are by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home in Athens. 

Walter Grueser
POMEROY - Walter M. Grueser, 78, of 300 Riverview Drive, Pomeroy, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
He was born July 30, 1922, in Mason, W.Va., son of the late Adolph and Clara McIntosh Grueser. He was co-owner and operator of Second Street Market from 1947 to 1957, and was an agent for Midland Mutual Life Insurance. He was a member of Trinity Congregational Church, Pomeroy Masonic Order F&AM, Knights Templar, Aladdin Shrine and Pomeroy Golf Club, was past president of the American Heart Association and the President's Council, and served on the church council.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Kimes Grueser; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter II and Carol Grueser of Stewartsville, N.J.; a daughter and son-in-law, Claudia "Kandi" and Phil Cook of Thornville; sisters and brothers-in-law Mary and Bill Russell of Pomeroy, and Howard Tucker of Chepachet, R.I.; grandchildren, Amanda Sue and Matthew O'Brien of Brookline, Mass., and Brandon K. Cook of Morgantown, W.Va.; and a great-granddaughter, Makenzie Claire O'Brien of Brookline.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother; brothers Adolph and Charles Grueser; and sisters Clara McMaster and Ann Tucker.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Trinity Congregational Church, with the Rev. Craig Crossman officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at Ewing Funeral Home on Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m., and at Trinity Church on Friday one hour prior to services.
Memorial donations may be made to the Meigs Heart Association, Meigs County, c/o Joan Wolfe, treasurer, P.O. Box 586, Pomeroy 45769.

Wilma Whittington
POMEROY - Wilma D. Whittington, 72, of Pomeroy, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens.
She was born April 15, 1928, in Marion, daughter of the Theodore "Joe Bob" and Dorothy Bartrum Whittington.
Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Rutland Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire.
Friends may call at Fisher-Acree Funeral Home in Middleport on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.


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