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Charles Stanley
NELSONVILLE - Charles Everett Stanley, 62, of Nelsonville, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville.
He was born May 24, 1938, in Athens County, son of the late Richard and Forest Martin Stanley. He was married to Joyce Ann Smith Stanley for 34 years.
He attended Windows of Heaven Church and the Evangelizing for Jesus Worship Center in Guysville, and was a member of the former Murray City Motorcycle Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Charles Robert Stanley, Raymond Lee Stanley, and James Michael Stanley, and two daughters, Cathy Faith Stanley and Carol Haines, all of Nelsonville; seven grandchildren, Ashley, Chuckie, Amanda, Brice, Katie, Timmy and Freda Stanley; two brothers, Dave (Marilyn) Stanley of Nelsonville and George (Cathy) Stanley of Carthage, N.C.; two sisters, Annabelle (John) Henry of Nelsonville and Betty (Tom) Fincher of St. Petersburg, Fla.; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, James Ronk of Alabama.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Tom Stanley.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with Pastor Don Miller officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call at funeral home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Dale Tittle
ATHENS - Dale Tittle, 75, of Athens, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 25, 1924, in Athens County, son of the late Cecil Ray and Gladys Rupe Tittle. He was retired from the postal service in Athens, was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a former prisoner of war.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; a son, Jason Daly of Athens; two grandsons, Cody and Corey Daly of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Tittle; and six sisters and a brother.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Hilltop Cemetery, with Owen Stotts officiating. Military services also will be conducted at the grave.
Friends may call at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.

Elizabeth Thomas
GALLIPOLIS - Elizabeth Corinne Thomas, 48, of Gallipolis, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
She was born July 21, 1952, in Akron, daughter of Thelma Russell Schroeder and the late James Thomas.
Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at White Funeral Home in Coolville, with the Rev. Dave Cogar officiating. Burial will be in Torch Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 4 to 8 p.m.

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 Arthur 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.

Forest Summers
PORTLAND - Forest "Bud" Summers, 79, of Portland, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at his residence.
Born Dec. 13, 1920, in Ivy Dale, W.Va., he was the son of the late Harrison A. and Lola Hester Procious Summers. He is survived by his wife, Adaline Price Summers.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. No calling hours will be observed. Arrangements are by Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine.

Harley Hill
CHESTERHILL - Harley Hieskell Hill, 89, of Chesterhill, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Mark Rest Center, McConnelsville.
Born Nov. 26, 1011, in Broadwell, he was the son of the late James and Edda Mayle Hill.
He is survived by his wife, Gretta Mayle Hill; sons Bud and lee; and daughters Donna Stevens, Sheila Stevens and Debbie Hill.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. an Stone-Matheney Funeral Home, Chesterhill, with burial in Chesterhill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral homer today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Harold Yates
DOANVILLE - Harold Addison Yates, 83, of Millersport, formerly of Athens County, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at his residence with family present.
He was born in Doanville on April 14, 1917, the youngest son of Rachel Mae Holcomb Yates and James Riley Yates.
He was the loving father of Harold Robert (Mary Jo) of Gahanna, James R. (Katherine) of Canal Winchester, and Yvonne Roberts, Rita (Fred) McNash, Michael L. (Selina), William R. and Patti (Sam) Noteman, all of Millersport. He also is survived by special friends, Carol and Margaret King, 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. 
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Lillian A. Yates; six brothers; and three sisters.
He was retired from the Columbus Police Department, was a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict, a member of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 9 of Columbus, a lifetime member of VFW Buckeye Lake Post 1388, American Legion Post 637 and Military Order of Purple Heart.
Friends may visit at Johnson-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, 207 S. Main St., Baltimore, Ohio, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at the funeral home, with Fr. Justin J. Reis of St. Bernadette Church in Lancaster officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Following a graveside service, the family will receive guests at The American Legion Hall, 2557 Canal Drive, Millersport.
Memorial contributions may be made to Millersport Fire Department, P.O. Box 404, Millersport 43046.

Harry Goldsberry
THE PLAINS - Harry F. Goldsberry, 49, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., formerly of The Plains, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at his home.
He was born Aug. 27, 1951, son of the late Ralph Emerson Goldsberry and Mary Etta Chadwell Goldsberry.
Harry was employed by Paul Mercer Sawmill of McArthur. He had been a forester, lumber salesman and mill manager for the sawmill for several years. Harry loved the forest and was a very dedicated employee. Harry never met a stranger.
Harry was a caring father and loving husband. He took great pride in his family. They attended Point Pleasant Church of the Nazarene as a family. He was an active member, currently serving on the church board. Harry had great faith and shared that faith with all. He was the person who was always there for you, no matter what. He always listened and cared about you.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Bonnie Bustle Goldsberry; three cherished children, Emerson Wade and special friend Marie of Baltimore, Md., Amy Joann of Cincinnati, and Scott Alan of Point Pleasant; two brothers, Ralph Edward (Doris) and Dale (Ava) of The Plains; three sisters, Karen (Emery) Sheffield of Cincinnati, Carol (Greg) Hawkins of North Carolina, and Charlene (J.B.) King of Albany; his father- and mother-in-law, Wade and Ella Mae Bustle of Cincinnati; sisters- and brothers-in-law Connie (Art) Whitaker of Mason, Peggy (Ken) Barr of Akron, Arnold of Xenia, Wade Jr. (Nancy) of Fontana, Calif., and Debbie (Gerard) Campbell of Cincinnati; several nieces and nephews; and very many special friends.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home in Athens, with the Rev. Charles Marker officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Point Pleasant Church of the Nazarene, or the American Diabetes Association.

Mildred Huff
McARTHUR - Mildred Huff, 81, of McArthur, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at Twin Maples Nursing Home in McArthur.
She was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Richland Twp., Vinton County, the daughter of the late Oren and Ollie Collins Patterson.
She was a homemaker and a graduate of Richland Rural High School.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Judy Huff-Gobel; two grandsons, Michael Scott and Nathan Ryan Huff of McArthur; two sisters, Roselene (Arthur) Warthman of McArthur and Phyllis (Joe) Gibson of Allensville; three brothers, Lowell Patterson of Sugar Grove, Elmer (Merle) Patterson of Allensville, and William (Donna) Patterson of Columbus.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Claude O. Huff; her son, Terry Michael Huff; and a half-sister, Willa Acord.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Elk Cemetery in McArthur, with the Rev. Walter Goble officiating.
Friends may call at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur, one hour prior to the services.

Irene Buffington
THE PLAINS - Irene Buffington, 77, of The Plains, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
Born Sept. 26, 1923, in Lodi Twp., she was the daughter of the late James and Isabelle Bone Rogaski. She was a former employee of Tatalos Restaurant, Ohio University, Emory's Bar, Jimmie's Cafe and the Elks Lodge and formerly owned the Little Ritz. She was a member of the Emblem Club and American Legion auxiliary.
She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie (Jim) Brooks of Athens; two grandchildren, Shannon (Richard "Bozo") Brooks of Albany and Tyler Brooks of Athens; two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Logan Brooks of Athens; two sisters, Emma Duffy of Pomeroy and Leona Barkie of Millfield; a brother, Emory Rogaski of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Betty Rogaski of Millfield; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Buffington, on May 18, 1981; a grandson, Shane Brooks; a great-grandson, Drew Brooks; and two brothers, James Jr. and Paul Rogaski.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, with Pastor Jim Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

James Frazee
JACKSONVILLE - James M. Frazee Sr., 82, of Columbus, a native of Jacksonville, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at his home.
He retired as body shop manager for Hugh White Chevrolet of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty; sons, James Jr. (Vicky), Jerry (Susan) and Gary (Mary Anne) Frazee; a daughter, Kimberly (Mike) Miller; seven grandchildren; a brother, Charles Frazee; sisters Laura McCance, Naydeen (Herb) Kinion, and Grace Barnett; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Nina Frazee; and brothers Melvin, Richard and Jack Frazee.
Services will be held Thursday, 10 a.m., at Schoedinger North Chapel, 5554 Karl Road, in Columbus. Burial will be in Blendon Central Cemetery in Westerville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 

Jimmie Spears
GLOUSTER - Jimmie Andrew Harrison Spears, 68, of Glouster, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at his residence.
He was born April 20, 1932, in Corning, son of the late Sammy and Lucille Giffin Spears. 
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Genevieve "Judy" Misner Spears; sons Jimmie (Nancy) Spears of Millfield, Bob (Barbara) Spears, George (Nancy) Spears and Steve Spears of Glouster, and Ben (Karen) Spears of Canaanville; daughters Mrs. Wilburt (Judy) Rutter and Mrs. Tim (Brenda) Vess of Glouster, Mrs. Kenneth (Carol) Hopstetter of Murray City, and Mrs. Doug (Kathy) Miller of Millfield; 49 grandchildren, and 63 great-grandchildren; brothers Alfred (Mary) Spears, Chuck Spears and Dan (Deb) Spears of Corning, and Carl (Pat) Spears of Glouster; and brothers-in-law Bill Muamaw of Columbus, and Pat (Betty) Misner of Zanesville.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Allen Spears; grandchildren Cassandra Spears and Brian Hopstetter; brothers Wesley Spears, Sam Spears Jr. and Harold Spears, and two infant brothers; and sisters Evalina Muamaw, and an infant sister.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home in Murray City, with the Rev. Roger Decker officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Joseph Perry
SHADE - Joseph Fredric Perry, 49, of Columbus, died early Friday morning, Dec. 1, 2000, at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.
Born Sept. 27, 1951, in Athens, he was the son of the late Joseph C. and Jean Dailey Perry. 
A graduate of Alexander High School and Hocking College, he was employed as a bookkeeper. He was a full, active member of The Centurions of Columbus Inc. and was raised in the Shade area of Lodi Twp. 
Mr. Perry is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Channing and Mike Olbers of Athens; an aunt and uncle, Rose Marie and Gaylord Linscott of Athens; and several cousins.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens.

Karen Steel
WELLSTON - Memorial services for Karen Ann Steel, 59, of Wellston, will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Cornerstone Word of Life Church, Wellston. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Friends may call today from 1 to 4 p.m. at Jenkins Funeral Home, Wellston.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church, 5 E. 11th St., Wellston, 45692.
Mrs. Steel died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000. In addition to her husband, Harry Jr., she is survived by children Tina McKee, Angela Perkins, Lori Exline and Todd Steel.

Lillie Cardwell
WILKESVILLE- Lillie May Camp Cardwell, 71, of Ely, Nev., passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000 as a result of an auto accident in Ely.
Born in Clay County, W. Va., May 6, 1929, she married Clifton Leo Cardwell, Sr., of Wilkesville on March 27, 1950. To this union were born six daughters and two sons, Ardith (Bob) Harper of Harold, Ky., Janet (Gary) Sprague of Wellston, Rita (Ron) Austin of Salmon, Idaho, David (Peggy) Cardwell of Wilkesville, Flora (Tim) Sharp of Wilkesville, Margaret (Daniel) Brown of Ely, Nev.
Shortly after the death of her husband Clifton, she moved to Ely, where she worked as a nursing assistant. She also served as W.A.C. in the U.S. Army.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff; and her great-grandson, Travis Jefferies.
Left to mourn her passing are eight children, 19 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three brothers, three sisters and a number of friends, neighbors and co-workers.
Friends may call Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Marvin Markin will officiate. Burial will be in Fisher Cemetery. Gravesides services will be conducted by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.

Linda Clark
WELLSTON - Linda Jean Clark, 53, of Wellston, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Oak Hill Hospital.
Born March 13, 1947, in Hazard, Ky., she was the daughter of the late James and Ruth Thompson Watson.
She is survived by three daughters, Sherry Hughes, Carol Gilliland and Jeri Carpenter, and a son, Jerry Wells Jr. She was preceded in death by her companion, Paul Starten, and a daughter, Mary Jones Ewing.
Services are Tuesday at 1 p.m. at J. P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

Lindy Strausbaugh
LOGAN - Lindy L. "Whitey" Strausbaugh, 71, of Logan, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at his residence.
He was born March 8, 1929, in Kingston, son of the late Ralph and Bessie May Carper Strausbaugh.
He is survived by two sons, David and Lewis Strausbaugh, and a daughter, Jacqueline Strausbaugh.
Services will be Thursday, 11 a.m., at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan. Burial will be in New Lexington Cemetery, with military services conducted by the Combined Veterans of Hocking County.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Margaret Bratton
GLOUSTER - Margaret S. Bratton, 82, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
She was born in Glouster on Dec. 2, 1918, daughter of the late Thomas Dodd Beddow and Mabel Whaley Beddow. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church, worked on the elections board, was a former sales representative for Century 21 Realtors, and was a member of Crawfis Grange, VFW Auxiliary, Lancaster Moose, Eagles and Olivedale Senior Center.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Jack Bratton of Lancaster, Jerry and Carolyn Bratton of Johnstown, and Tom and Della Bratton of McConnelsville; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty I. Collins of Lancaster; brothers and a sister-in-law Thomas and Joann Beddow of Plain City, and Bert Beddow of Lancaster; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Caleb C. Bratton.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, with the Rev. Roy Maple officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Margaret Hartley
WELLSTON - Margaret Hartley, 89, of Mulga Road, Wellston, died this morning, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000, in Wellston.
She was born April 14, 1911, in Wellston, daughter of the late Thomas G. and Lizzie Attie Woodruff Morris. 
She is survived by three sons, Jim, John and Bob Hartley; and five daughters, Anna Belle Linton, Loretta Betts, Martha Gilliland, Mary McCray and Jeannie Jordan.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Luther "Boots" Hartley; and two sons, Thomas "Jr." and Don Hartley.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. 

Mary Traphagan
WELLSTON - Mary Garnet Traphagan, 87, of East 12th St., Wellston, died today, Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, at Jenkins Memorial Health Facility in Wellston.
She was born Nov. 16, 1913, in Richland Twp., Vinton County, daughter of the late Harley Floyd Hutt and Hulda Edna Remy Hutt.
Services will be held Monday, 1 p.m., at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, Wellston. Burial will be in Hamden Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jenkins Memorial Health Facility or Wellston First Presbyterian Church.

Mary Van De Mark
NEW STRAITSVILLE - Mary Marjorie Boyle Van De Mark, 77, of Centerview, Mo., formerly of New Straitsville, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2000, at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Mo.
She was born May 16, 1923, in New Straitsville, daughter of the late James Lawrence and Myrtle Beatrice Daubenmeyer Boyle.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul L. Van De Mark.
A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at St. John Catholic Church in Logan. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, New Straitsville.
Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home in Logan on Friday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with a rosary service planned for 7.
The family suggests that Mass contributions be made to St. John Catholic Church, 351 N. Market St., Logan 43138.

Mildred Ripley
Mildred L. Ripley, 75, of Parkville, Md., formerly of Racine, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Genesis Eldercare Cromwell Nursing Care, Baltimore, Md.
She was born May 13, 1925, in Letart Twp., daughter of the late Orville and Lela Boyd Ripley.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., in the chapel at Letart Falls Cemetery, with burial wil follow. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine.


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