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Marian Paisley
Marian L. Paisley, 79, Galena, died Sunday (May 23, 1999).

She was born in Canton and was valedictorian of her high school graduating class. She earned her bachelor's degree from Ohio State Univeristy and a law degree from Franklin University.

Ms. Paisley was a certified public accountant and a practicing attorney for 40 years in Franklin and Delaware counties. Beyond her formal education, she pursued a lifelong thirst for learning.

She served the Village of Galena as a member of council and legal advisor. Most of all she will be remebered as a humanitarian who enriched the lives of many with her indomitable spirit, especially the Whittington family and in particular Kim Gillie Krier, her best friend.

She was proceded in death by her sisters, Hilda, Helen, Grace and Janice and brother, Eugene.

Visiting hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. A funeral Mass was held tat St. John Neumann Church with the Rev. James Walter officiating. Interment was at Galena Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Inniswood Gardens, 930 S. Hempstead Road, Westerville 43081.

Thelma Pancake
Thelma L. Pancake, 69, Sunbury, died unexpectedly Saturday (March 3, 2001) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

Born on March 29, 1931, in Ironton to the late John E. and Evelyn Christian Bayliss, she moved to the Sunbury area five years ago from Ironton. A retired waitress, she enjoyed cooking, canning and NASCAR races.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Edward Pancake, who died in 1991; and a brother, John Bayliss.

Surviving are her daughter, Beverly Turner of Galena; a son, Michael Pancake of Waverly; three grandchildren, Christopher Fisher and his fiancee Jennifer Abraham, Beverly Pancake and Michael E. Pancake Jr.; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Francis Moeller of Ironton.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Interment was in Blendon Central Cemetery.

Condolences may be registered on the obituary page of www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Lois J. Parks
Lois J. Parks, 71, Ashley, died Saturday morning (November 17, 2001) at the Grady Memorial Hospital emergency room.

She was born in Marietta on June 21, 1930, to the late Louise and Bertha (Kehl) Fulton, and moved to Ashley two years ago after living in Columbus for 47 years. She was a former past president of the VFW Post No. 4157 Ladies Auxiliary, and she loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Parks, who passed away on August 1, 1991; five brothers; and three sisters.

Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Susan Parks of Hilliard and Timothy and Threasa Parks of Columbus; her daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Beecher Crabtree of Newton, West Virginia, Linda and Charles Hui of Landsdale, Pennsylvania, Betty and Ralph McCoy of Grove City, Joanne and Steve Casari of Ashley, and Debra and Thomas Mazzuchi of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Joanne and Joseph Lauer and Kathreen McMains.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held). Interment was in Northlawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be expressed at <www.snyderfuneral-homes.com>, and memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Marvin Paxton
The Rev. Marvin M. Paxton Sr., 88, Croton, died Saturday (June 26, 1999) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

He was born in Pickaway County on June 7, 1911, to the late Ernest and Myrtle (Anderson) Paxton.

He was a United Methodist minister for 42 years, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the United Methodist West Ohio Conference and was affiliated with the Minerva Park United Methodist Church. He enjoyed visiting Circleville and recording cassette tapes.

He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Marvin Jr. and Ruth Paxton, Columbus, and James and Linda Paxton, Sunbury; two daughters and one son-in-law, June A. and William Gatton, Columbus, and Joyce Speer, Newark; and 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mary Olive (Arledge) Paxton, on May 23, 1981; and three brothers, Raymond, Loren Jr. and Dale.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. David Hill officiating. Interment was at Dresbach Cemetery, Circleville.

Memorial contributions can be made to Minerva Park United Methodist Church.

Doris Pelow
Doris A. Pelow, 69, of Sunbury, died Friday afternoon (Sept. 29, 2000) at Sunbury Nursing Home.

Born on Nov. 24, 1930, in Ogdenberg, N.Y., to the late John and Bernadine (Osier) Pelow, she was a former private-duty licensed practical nurse and moved to Sunbury from New York in 1995.

She is survived by three nephews and spouses, Alan and Donna Pelow and John and Carol Pelow, all of Centerburg, and Bernard Pelow of Austin, Texas; and a niece, Doris Renee Pelow of Denver, Colo.

Private services will be held for the family at a later date, and arrangements are in the care of DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Eleanor Juliann (Ross) Perfect
Eleanor Juliann (Ross) Perfect, 76, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday (September 11, 2001) at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.

Eleanor was born July 15, 1925 in Sunbury, Trenton Township, Delaware County, Ohio. She was recently a resident of Wintersong Care Center in Delaware. Eleanor was a loving, giving wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by parents Benjamin and Cora (Boston) Ross; two sisters, Edna Shrigley and Mabel Bricker; and by four brothers, Bernard Ross, Russell Ross, Damon Ross and Ernst Ross Sr.

Eleanor is survived by her husband of 55 years, Neal E. Perfect of Delaware; a sister, Beulah Edwards of Worthington; a daughter, Teresa (Dale) Wilgus of Delaware; two sons, Mark (Kim) Perfect of Columbus and Gary (Carla) Perfect of Worthington; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Sunday (September 16, 2001) at 4 p.m. at the Condit Presbyterian Church outside of Sunbury.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to the Condit Presbyterian Church.

Mary Evelyn Perry
Mary Evelyn Perry, 78, of Westerville, died on Saturday morning (July 18, 1998) at her home.

She was born in Morrow County on April 3, 1920, to the late Owen and Freda (Woods) Denton. She was a homemaker and lived in Westerville for 14 years, having previously lived in Sunbury for 35 years and Cardington for 16 years.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry R. and Maria of League City, Tx., and Douglas and Ramona of Westerville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Connie Perry of Columbus and Barbara A. and Jerry Hoff of Grove City; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Virgil Denton and Richard and Kay Denton, all of Cardington; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Virginia and Joe Kisor of Cardington and Maxine and Johnny Bont of Mount Gilead.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Robert R. Perry, who died on January 3, 1998; a son, Carl Robert Perry, who died on Nov. 8, 1967; one brother, Pete; and one sister, Edith McClish.

Visitation was at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury, where the funeral service was held with the Rev. Arthur Schultz officiating. Interment was in Sunbury Memorial Park.

Robert R. Perry
Robert R. Perry, 81, of Westerville, died Saturday (Jan. 3, 1998) morning at his residence. He was a former Sunbury area resident for 35 years, spending 16 years in Cardington.

Born in Sunbury on Oct. 10, 1916 to the late Clarence R. and Iva Dell (Payne) Perry, he was a World War II Navy veteran. He was a former member of Sunbury United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church in Cardington. A retired banker with 25 years of service at Sunbury Savings and Loan as assistant secretary and treasurer, he was also the assistant vice president at the People's Bank in Cardington, Marengo, and Mt. Gilead. He was also the past commander of Benson Hough Post No. 457 in Sunbury, the Sunbury Village Clerk from 1947-1955, a cemetery board member for Sunbury and Cardington, a former member of the Cardington Rotary Club, and a former Cardington Council member.

He is survived by his living wife of 58 years, M. Evelyn (Denton) Perry; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry R. and Maria Perry of League City, Tx., and J. Douglas and Romona Perry of Westerville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Connie Perry of Columbus and Barbara and Jerry Hoff of Grove City; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Gladys Perry of Centerburg and Dorothy and Ken Owen of Sunbury.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Carl Robert Perry on Nov. 8, 1967; four brothers, Carl, Paul, Walt, and Lester; and three sisters, Marie Grooms, Louise Day, and Eva Gutridge.

Visitation was held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, where services were officiated by the Rev. Arthur L. Schultz. Interment was in the Sunbury Memorial Park with military graveside rites by the Benson Hough Post No. 457.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital.

Ruth Pierce
Ruth A. Pierce, 69, Sunbury, died Friday (March 24, 2000) at Morning View Care Center.

She was born in Galena on Nov. 7, 1930, to the late Leo and Edna (Bullock) Barcus.

She was a lifelong member of the Sunbury and Columbus areas.

She is survived by two sons, Brad and Kevin Pierce, both Sunbury; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Doris and Eugene Wampler and Betty Garee, all Sunbury, one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Barcus, Sunbury; and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a son, Keith; an infant sister; and a brother-in-law, Bill Garee.

Graveside services were held in Trenton Cemetery with the Rev. Weldon Stockwell officiating. Arrangments were handled by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund of Morning View Care Center, 14961 N. Old 3C Highway, Sunbury.

Gladys Pickett
Gladys I. Pickett, 67, of Prospect, died at her residence on Tuesday evening (June 5, 2001).

She was born in Richland Township, Marion County, on December 7, 1933, to the late Oscar and Nellie (Witzel) Kauffeld. The homemaker assisted on the family farm and was of the Lutheran faith. She graduated from Claridon High School in 1951 and lived in the Prospect area since March of 1960.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Chapman.

Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Robert E. Pickett, whom she married on October 18, 1952, in Marion; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Ronald E. and Christine Pickett of Radnor, Donald A. Pickett of Marion, and Robert D. Pickett of Radnor; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia A. and Tom Miller of Sunbury and Jennifer and James Bosley of Waldo; six grandchildren, Susan and Heather Miller, Natalie Pickett, and Jacob, Dakota and Brandon Bosley.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Delaware, where services were held with the Rev. Daniel Kiger officiating, and under the direction of her son-in-law, Tom Miller, director. Burial followed in Claridon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marion General Quality of Life Hospice, 458 East Center Street, Marion 43302. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

Mildred Pickett
Mildred J. Pickett, 93 of Marion, died monday afternoon (May 17, 1999) at Community Nursing Center.

She was born in Marion on Jan. 25, 1906 to the late Hayes and Grace (Kennedy) Holland. She was a member of the Claridon United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and former Friendly Gardener's Club.

She is survived by duaghters and sons-in-law, Betty J. and Paul Thomas of Caledonia, Martha E. and Carl Johnson of Phoenix, and Grace Snowden of San Diego; sons and daughters-in-law Robert and Gladys Pickett of Prospect, John "Jack" and Shirley Pickett or Marion, Glen Dean Pickett of Phoenix and Thomas C. and Karen Pickett of Marion; daugter-in-law Mae Pickett of Marseilles; 28 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn F. Pickett on Nov., 19, 1980, son James W. Pickett, sister Freda Babcock in 1945 and one grandson.

Services were held at the Denzer-Farsion-Hottinger Funeral Home with the Rev. Roderick Grabski officiating. Burial followed in Marion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Claridon United Methodist Church or First Consolidated Fire Dept.

Arrangements by DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Donald Elliot Pilkington
Donald Elliot Pilkington, 87, Marengo, died at his home Thursday (Nov. 30, 2000) following an extended illness.

A former Columbus resident, Pilkington was born on Jan. 8, 1913 in Richwood to the late Henry and Abogal (Tippet) Pilkington. He moved to Marengo in 1995 from Columbus where he retired from Columbus Coated Fabric/Borden after 41 years. He was also employed by American Securities.

Pilkington was a member of the Marengo Church of Christ and enjoyed hard work, baseball, bowling and horse racing.

He is survived by his wife Eileen (Satterfield) Pilkington whom he married Jan. 20, 1966; sons Donald (Chick), Jim (Sally) and Fred (Annetta) Pilkington, all of Grove City, and Ronald (Rebecca) Pilkington of Marengo; stepsons Jerry Lee (Jan) Stewart of Gahanna and Jon (Priscilla) Welker of Sunbury; stepdaughters Jacque (Len) Weatherby of Sunbury, Sylvia Darlene Welker of Marengo and Rhonda Welker of Columbus; 19 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers Jim (Dorothy) Pilkington and Chris (Marilyn) Pilkington of Columbus; and nieces and nephews.

Pilkington was preceded in death by seven brothers, including Fred, Forrest, Bob, Virgil, Charles, Neil and Ralph and by two sisters, Cella and Zelpha.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury where services were held. Interment followed at Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg.

Charles W. Pinkerman
Charles W. Pinkerman, 63, died Thursday (April 5, 2001) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville. He was born August 28, 1937 in Gallia County, Ohio to the late Hillis and Elva M. Holley Pinkerman. He attended Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

Pinkerman is survived by a brother, Morgan Jennings Pinkerman, and four sisters, Geraldine DeWitt of Sunbury, Vera Small of Logan, Betty Lou Gates of Gallipolis and Adele Ashley of Marysville.

Visitation and serviced were held at the Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis. The eulogy was delivered by his sister Vera Small. Interment was in Providence Cemetery, Gallipolis.

Chuck Plummer
Charles G. "Chuck" Plummer, 83, Galena, died early Friday morning (March 17, 2000) at Village of Westerville.

He was born March 25, 1916, in Ashville, to the late William and Catherine Plummer.

He moved to Galena 52 years ago from Shawnee Hills. He was lifelong owner and operator of Plummer & McDannald Water Well Drilling Co. He was a member of Galena United Methodist Church and Sunbury Conservation Club. He was a gun collector and an outdoorsman, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching westerns.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ellen (Glick); two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosalie and Bruce McDannald, Escondido, Calif., and Barbara and Allan Jeffers, Westerville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was proceded in death by four brothers, Walter, Harold, Arthur and Sam; and one sister, Eva.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Stacy Evans officiating. Interment was at Dublin Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Big Walnut Friends Who Share, P.O. Box 424, Sunbury, or Galena United Methodist Church, 121 Harrison Street, Galena.

Richard W. Plummer
Richard W. Plummer Sr., 76, of Sunbury, died on Sunday morning (July 12, 1998) at Altercare of Westerville following an extended illness.

Born in Bloomington, Ind., on April 23, 1922, to the late Burt and Mary (Brown) Plummer, he was a retired carpenter for J.J. Morgan and the founder of Plummer Service Stations at Ohio 95 and I-71, founded in 1979. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Marengo. He moved to Sunbury from Morrow County two years ago.

Surviving are his loving wife of 51 years, Mary L. (Petrich) Plummer, whom he married on April 24, 1947; three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Jr. and Janet, and Raymond and April, all of Mount Gilead, and Randy and Kathy of Marengo; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Rick Franks of Sunbury; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Betty Yates of Colorado Springs, Colo., Effie Coots of Campellsburg, Ind., and Ethel Allen of Mitchell, Ind.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly Caddes on May 31, 1982; a brother, Lindy McLaughlin; and a sister, Mabel Strickland.

Visitation was held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. Funeral services were at Gethsemane Baptist Church and were officiated by the Rev. Joe Blevins. Burial followed in Marengo Cemetery with military graveside services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gethsemane Baptist Church, 3875 County Road 217, Marengo, OH, 43334.

Helen "Faye" Porter
Helen "Faye" Porter, 80, Marengo, died at home Saturday (Sept. 18, 1999) following a brief illness.

She was born June 26, 1919, in Webbville, Ky., to the late John and Ida (Berry) Thompson. Faye was a homemaker and moved to the Marengo area in 1968 from Columbus.

She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Ina George, Gambier, and Marilyn and Ed

Carson, Centerburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Linda Porter, Mesa, Ariz.; and 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Ralph Porter, in 1996; a daughter, Carol Murray, in 1995; and several brothers and sisters.

Calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury where funeral services were held. Graveside services were held Wednesday at Porter Cemetery in Grayson, Ky.

Memorial contributions may be made to Morrow County Hospice, P.O. Box 86, Mount Gilead, 43338.

Pauline Porter
Pauline L. Steahly Porter, 91, Sunbury, formerly of Portsmouth, died Saturday (November 10, 2001).

She was a member of the Scioto County Historical Society and the 1810 House Museum and attended All Saints Episcopal Church in Portsmouth.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Donald Kinney Porter, and a sister, Philomena George.

Surviving are her two daughters and son-in-law, Robertine J. and Richard Logan, Sunbury, and Linda L. Timberlake, Naperville, Illinois; five grandchildren and their spouses, Christopher and Ann Logan and Kevin and Teresa Logan, all of Columbus; Jennifer (Logan) and John Lieurance, Sunbury; and Shari and Stephanie Timberlake, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and four great-grandchildren.

There was no visitation. Services were held at All Saints Church on Tuesday with interment in the Kinney Circle at Greenlawn Cemetery, Portsmouth.

Ruth Potter
Ruth Jean Potter, 79, of Centerburg, died Friday (March 23, 2001) at Riverside Hospital, Columbus.

A devoted grandmother and great-grandmother, she retired from Nestles of Sunbury after 40 years. She was a member of the Centerburg American Legion Auxiliary Post.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Nellie Edwards; and a grandson, Terry L. Potter.

Surviving are her loving husband of 63 years, Merle R. Potter; a son and daughter-in-law, Gordon L. and Patricia Potter of Croton; three grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Douglas and Lucinda Potter of Ostrander and Wayne and Dean Potter, both of Centerburg; a granddaughter-in-law, Debbie Potter of St. Louisville; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Don Clem of Ft. Myers, Florida; two brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Lola Edwards of Westerville and Raymond and Sally Edwards of Sarasota, Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation was held at Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, Centerburg, where services were held with the Reverend Dan Hamilton officiating. Interment was in Eastview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hartford Fire Department, Croton 43013.

Lewis M. "Oakie" Potts
Lewis M. "Oakie" Potts, 81, Galena, died Wednesday (March 21, 2001) afternoon at Morning View Care Center, Sunbury.

He was born in Duffy, Ohio on January 9, 1920 to the late Walter and Elizabeth (Longwell) Potts. After leaving Duffy, he lived in the Galena area since 1955.

Potts retired from the Galena Post Office in 1991 after 42 years of service as a mail carrier. After his retirement, he also worked for Berkshire Township and Bank One in Westerville. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

He was an active member of Galena United Methodist Church as well a member of the Sunbury Evening Lions Club and a Grand Noble of the Odd Fellows Lodge.

Potts enjoyed bowling and sports, especially the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians. He umpired for Little League baseball and softball at the Galena Park.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bernice (Quinn) Potts whom he married November 14, 1939 in Martinsville, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Linda Potts of Galena; two granddaughters, Michele (James) Cox of Sunbury and Jada Potts of Oklahoma; and two, brothers Jones of Shanahan, Illinois and Merle of Duffy, Ohio.

Potts was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde, Bud and Walter Jr; and by five sisters, Lavina, Margaret, Lowella, Martha and Mary.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with the Reverend Sue Antolik and Pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Interment with military honors followed in Galena Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Viola Potts
Viola M. Potts, 79, Galena, died Sunday (May 28, 2000) evening at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.

She was born in Galena on February 11, 1921 to the late Kenneth and Grace (Bennett) Carpenter. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Galena.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Dora and Merle Taylor of Zanesville, Joyce and Arden Knight of Navarre, and Velma and Marshall Hicks of Sunbury; son and daughter-in-law Verle and LouAnne Potts of Marengo; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sister an brother-in-law Gladys and Byron Strader of Union, Ky. and daughter-in-law Margie Bowen of Galena.

She is preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, Webster F. "Bud" Potts on July 29, 1999 and son David Potts on April 6, 1978.

Calling hours were at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with Tim Vaughn and Dennis Falb officiating. Interment followed in the Galena Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Carmel Hospice, 793 W. State Street, Columbus, 43222.

Webster F. Potts
Webster F. "Bud" Potts, 84, Galena, died Thursday (July 29, 1999) at his home.

He was born on March 29, 1915, in Duffy, to the late Walter and Elizabeth (Longwell) Potts.

He moved to Galena in 1932 from Duffy. Bud worked as a machinist for Pennsylvania Railroad and retired in 1970 from North American Rockwell. He later worked as a janitor for Big Walnut Schools.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Viola Marie (Carpenter) Potts; three daughters and sons-in-law, Dora and Merle Taylor, Coshocton, Joyce and Arden Knight, Narvar, and Velma and Marshal Hicks, Sunbury; one son and daughter-in-law, Verle and LouAnne Potts, Marengo; four brothers, Jones Potts, Shanahan, Ill., Lewis "Oakie" Potts, Galena, Merle Potts, Duffy, and Walter Potts Jr., Hannibal; a daughter-in-law, Margie Bowen, Galena; and 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, David Potts; one brother, Clyde; and four sisters, Lavina, Margaret, Lowella and Martha.

Visitation and funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury with Irving Ross officiating. Interment was in Galena Cemetery.

Marie Preece
Marie Z. Preece, 56, Sunbury, died at her residence Thursday (April 22, 1999).

She was born in Mortons Gap, Ky., on Sept. 19, 1942, to the late Thomas E. and Sophia L. (Page) Lee. She was employed at Columbus Colony in the dietary department and was a member of the Church of the Apostles Doctrine.

Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Lloyd L. Preece, whom she married on Jan. 18, 1964, in Gahanna; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Edie, Ashley; a daughter, Katrina Preece, Sunbury; two grandchildren, Tyler and Sara; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Marshal and Carolyn Lee, Nortonville, Ky., Rodney and Nora Lee, Madisonville, Ky., and James and Brenda Lee, Manitou, Ky.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Glenda and James Dugger, Mortons Gap, Ky., and Letha Baize, Greenville, Ky.; four half-brothers and sisters-in-law, Jean Lloyd and Josephine Lee, White Plains, Ky., Carl and Anita Lee, Monon, Ind., Earl and Nevajean Lee, Madisonville, Ky., and Charles and Peggy Lee, Florida; a half-sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and David Lisanby, Mortons Gap, Ky.; and a sister-in-law, Juanita Sue Lee, Nortonville, Ky.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Joel Lee.

Visitation and funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury with Jerry Gross, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Trenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Delaware County, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware 43015.

Maude Presley
Maude Presley, 86, Galena (Harlem), died Saturday (June 26, 1999) at her residence.

She was born in Council, Va., on June 20, 1913, to the late Daniel and Mary (Fletcher) O'Quinn. On June 4, 1940, she married Starling Presley, who preceded her in death on May 2, 1986.

She was a member of Harlem Church of Christ in Christian Union.

She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Ryland and Florence Presley and Daniel and Faye McClure, all of Fredericktown; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Audrey and Kermit Osborne, Galena, Ann Hartman, Howard, Sue and Guy White, Sunbury, and Roberta and Richard Easterday, Delaware; one sister, Helen Griner, Mexico Beach, Fla.; one stepsister, Stella Ward, Lebanon, Va.; a niece, Rosemary McDonald, Mexico Beach, Fla.; and 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

Local calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held at the funeral home following the calling hours. The Revs. Maurice White and Pauline Smith officiated. Additional calling hours were held Wednesday at Honaker Funeral Home, Honaker, Va., and funeral services are being held today (Thursday). Burial will follow in Smith Cemetery, Big A Mountain.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware 43015.

Buddy Price
Buddy R. Price, 68, of Sunbury, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1932, in Tazewell, Va. He retired from the New Albany Schools after 18 years. He moved to Sunbury 30 years ago from Springfield, and was a member of the Sunbury Eagles No. 3614. He enjoyed fishing and bowling.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lill (Leece) Price; sons and daughters-in-law Bert and Carolyn Price of Mineral Wells, W.Va., and Greg and Michele Hubbert of Sunbury; daughter Carla Michaels of Springfield; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; a half-brother and sister-in-law, James and Vernie Clark of Sunbury; three half-sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty and C.J. Foster and Mildred Taylor of N.C. and Thelma Cox of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Dave Burton officiating. Burial followed in Trenton Cemetery.

Marjorie Price
Marjorie Sample Price, 69, of Lewis Center, died Sunday afternoon (July 23, 2000) at Grady Memorial Hospital.

She was born on March 3, 1931, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to Claude Milton and Jane (Thomas) Cooper. She had lived in Delaware County for 46 years and was a home health/Hospice aide and a Girl Scout leader for 10 years. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Westerville.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Kristen Sample of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Michael and Sharon Sample of Sunbury; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Francis and Daniel Hoover of Ostrander, Katherine and Nathan Howard of Worthington, and Janis Marconi an her life-partner Deb Schouten of Mt. Vernon; her ex-husband, Owen Price of Delaware; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Sample.

Visitation was held with services following at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware. Burial was in Africa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grady Home Health/Hospice, 561 W. Central Avenue, Delaware 43015.

Ora M. Price
Ora M. Price, 97, died Sunday (April 8, 2001) at his home in Lakeland, Florida. He was born on December 17, 1903 in Marion. A farmer, Price moved from Sunbury to Lakeland in 1959. He was a Jehovah's Witness.

He is survived by two sons, Dale L. Price of Sunbury and Charles R. Price of Mansfield; one daughter, Joyce M. Leonard of Lakeland, Florida; two sisters, Mabel Bosh of Mansfield and Violet Metz of Marion; along with 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Gladys A. Price, and two sons, Ronald F. Price and H. Gene Price.

Visitation was held at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Auburndale, Florida where services were held. A memorial service will be held Sunday (April 22) at 2 p.m. at Sunbury United Methodist Church.

Larry Pruett
Larry E. Pruett, 42, of Sunbury, died Monday (May 15, 2000) evening at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.

He was born Feb. 13, 1958, in Mount Vernon to the late Thomas Edward and Charlene Louise (Sharp) Pruett. He was a lifelong resident of Sunbury and a member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church. He was employed as a laborer with The Alpha Group, Delaware.

He is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Darrell and Shirley Pruett of Sunbury, with whom he lived with the last 15 years, and Allen Pruett of Centerburg; a sister-in-law, Marge Pruett of Newark; and nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father on April 4, 1985; his mother on January 26, 1976; and his brother, William Pruett on November 23, 1988.

Visitation was held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Graveside services were held in the Sunbury Memorial Park with the Rev. Richard Maurer officiating.

William Puttick
William D. "Bill" Puttick, 24, Cardington, died unexpectedly Friday (Nov. 12, 1999) in Cardington.

He was born Aug. 8, 1975, in Mount Gilead. He liked to paint and read.

He was preceded in death by his father, George L. Puttick, who died March 3, 1990.

Surviving are his mother, Inez (Moodespaugh) Puttick, Cardington; a brother, Lawrence Dean Puttick, Johnsville; and four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Dawn and Earl Perkins, Chesterville, Gwena and Mike Henson, Mount Gilead, Teresa Puttick, Galion, and Jane and Jamie Kidd, Marengo.

Calling hours and funeral services were held Monday at DeVore-Synder Funeral Home, Marengo with the Rev. Mark Puttick officiating. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.

Gary Pyles
Gary L. Pyles, 46, of Marengo, died at his home Saturday morning (June 19, 1999).

He was born in Columbus on March 9, 1953, to the late Wilbur "Webb" and Gertrude (Chandler) Pyles. He had lived in the Marengo/Sunbury area for 13 years, having moved from Grove City. He was a production supervisor for Timmons Woods Ltd.; a member of the First Baptist Church of Sunbury and the Promise Keepers; a Sunday School teacher, choir member, building committee member, and board of Christian education member; and was involved in mission trips to Missouri and Haiti.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Judith Ann (Miller) Pyles, whom he married on Oct. 11, 1975; two sons, Jeff and Gregory and a daughter, Sara, all of the home; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Rhonda of Sunbury, Ronald and Gloria of Circleville, and Dan and Dee of Ostrander; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth Ann and Elster W. Carter Jr. of Galloway; several nieces and nephews; and his mother-in-law, Eleanor Keener of Marengo.

Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. Services were held on at First Baptist Church with Pastor Larry A. Griffin officiating. Burial followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sunbury Building Fund, 99 E. Cherry St., Sunbury.

LuAnn "Debbie" Pysher
LuAnn "Debbie" Pysher (Pettit), 46, Columbus, died unexpectedly Tuesday (Sept. 28, 1999) at her home.

She was born Feb. 17, 1953, in Columbus to Dolores (Kiley) Marlow of Sunbury and Eugene Marlow of Columbus.

She was a graduate of Big Walnut High School, Class of 1971 and a National Honor Society member. She was assistant manager for Volunteers of America, West Broad Street store, and a teacher for Creative Child Care. She enjoyed bowling and her children's school activities.

A devoted mother, she is survived by daughters Stacie, Shawna and Marissa Pysher and son Kyle Pysher; one sister, Diana Rankin, Lancaster; one brother, Steve Marlow, Sunbury; and soulmate Ed Pysher, Lexington, S.C.

Calling hours and funeral services were held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Interment was at Sunbury Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the LuAnn D. Pysher Pettit Memorial Fund, c/o VOA, 379 W. Broad St., Columbus 43215.


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