Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1996

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December 23 - 31, 1996

LULA FAYE BAILEY 
Lula Faye Bailey, 88, Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 21 at Doctors Hospital North in Columbus following a brief illness. 
Born Dec. 6, Hocking County, daughter of the late Monroe Alexander and Rosa Idella Lanning Spencer, she was married to Clifford Wesley Bailey, who survives. 
A homemaker, she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Daughters of America and the Pocahontas Club. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Linda Kay) Abram of Cookeville, Tenn.; a son, William Frederick (Janice) Bailey of Grove City; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Flossie Spencer; three brothers, Jasper, Thomas and John Spencer; and one infant brother. 
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis R. Daley officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan. 
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

GEORGE W. DAVIS 
George W. Davis, 81, Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 21, at Adena Medical Center in Chillicothe. 
Born April 13, 1915, Lancaster, son of the late James Bertwood and Rilla Pearl Sprankle Davis, he was the widower of Inez G. Fickel Davis, who died Aug. 28, 1984. 
A World War II Army veteran, he was awarded a purple heart. He was a member of Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church and Falls-Gore Farm Bureau. 
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Chris (Donna Lynn) Anderson of Lancaster, Delaine Louise Davis of Logan, and Mrs. John (Deborah) Bailey of Maxville; a sister, Helen Blosser of Logan; eight grand-children; and two step-grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Orville Davis and Paul Edward Davis; and a sister, Myrtle M. Davis. 
Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Dixie Bauman officiating. 
Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Perry County. 
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

RICHARD DALE EDWARDS 
Richard Dale Edwards, 66, Logan, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 20 at his residence. 
Born June 12, 1930, Hocking County, son of Ollie E. Hanning Edwards of Union Furnace and the late Clarence E. Edwards, he was the widower of Charlotte L. Riley Edwards, who died Oct. 23, 1993. 
A Korean War Army veteran, he retired after 40-plus years as a machinist for the Drew Shoe Company of Lancaster, the Brooks Shoe Company of Nelsonville and the former Godman Shoe Company of Logan. 
Surviving are a son, Thomas C. (Ruth) Edwards of Union Furnace; four daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Vicki) Scribner of Albany, Mrs. Leonard (Jacqueline) Lackey of Rockbridge, Mrs. Gary (Debra) Miller of Union Furnace, and Mrs. Daniel (Sheryl) Fannin of Nelsonville; a brother, Virgil Edwards of New Marshfield; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Harkless. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, with the Rev. James R. Mathias officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by the 
Hocking County Combined Veterans Organization. 

ROBERT OWEN JOY 
Funeral services were held 1 p.m. today at Roberts Funeral Home for Robert Owen Joy, 54, Logan, who died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 21, at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield. 
The Rev. Roger L. Fidler officiated. 
Organ music was by Margaret W. Slate. 
Casketbearers were Link Savely, Brian Stobbs, Ralph Stobbs, Tony Flood, Bill Powell and Sherman Prater. 
Burial was in Fairview Cemetery near Rockbridge. 
Born July 3, 1942, Haydenville, son of the late Henry and Marjorie Allen Joy, he was the greenskeeper for the Windy Hills Golf Club Course in Rockbridge. 
Surviving are two sons, Rick L. (Charlene) Joy and Jeff A. (Brenda) Joy, both of Logan; five sisters, Juanita Edwards of Middlefield, Patty Sheets of Shandon, Doris Lions of Springfield, Tilly Elrod of Springfield and Shirley Powell of Urbana; a brother, Mick Joy of Cable; and two grandchildren, Ricky Joy Jr. and Kristen Joy, both of Logan. 
He was also preceded in death by six brothers, Max, Rex, Richard, Buck, Bill and Roy Joy. 

GEORGE MARTIN KERNS 
George Martin Kerns, 66, Glouster, died Saturday, Dec. 21 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. 
Born April 13, 1930, Thurman, son of the late George Martin and Lizzie Berry Kearns, he was the widower of Sylvia M. Keene Kearns, who died March 5, 1991. 
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

GERTIE M. LEHMAN 
Gertie M. Lehman, 93, Laurelville, formerly of South Bloomingville, died Sunday, Dec. 22 at Americare in Circleville. 
Born March 15, 1903, Vinton County, daughter of the late Benjamin and Macie Darling Walton, she was a school bus driver for South Bloomingville Schools and a Nurses Aide for Hoover Nursing Home, Fox. 
Surviving are two sons, Donald Bartlett of Chillicothe and David Lehman of South Bloomingville; a daughter, Catherine Lehman Dufford of Columbus, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Harold Bartlett Jr.; a daughter, Kathleen Taylor; three brothers and a sister. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Wellman Funeral Home in Laurelville. 
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

GARNET A. McMILLEN 
Garnet A. McMillen, 82, Logan, died Friday, Dec. 20 at Logan Health Care Center. 
Born Jan. 18, 1913, Waverly, W.V., daughter of the late Hanson A. and Gussie L. Richards Smith, she was the widow of Lester McMillen. 
She was a member of the Church of Christ is Parkersburg, W.V. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Shell (Sue) Johnson of Logan; four grandchildren, Sherman and Michael Johnson of Logan, Shelly Cosper of Groesbeck, Texas, and Jacqueline Johnson of Ormond Beach, Florida; a sister, Helen Yoho of Parkersburg, W.V.;and six great-grandchildren. 
Private graveside services will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Parkersburg, W.V. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan. 

THOMAS J. ROSSER SR. 
Thomas J. Rosser Sr., 73, Nelsonville, died Sunday, Dec. 22 at Kobacher House in Columbus. 
Born Aug. 14, 1923, Nelsonville, son of the late Frank and Pearl Coleman Rosser, he was the widower of Ruth Bess Rosser, who died April 7, 1992. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit. 
Friends may call Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of Riverside, Kobacher House, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43214. 

KENNETH W. DEWEY 
Kenneth W. Dewey, 87, Logan, formerly of Circleville, died Tuesday, Dec. 24 in Logan. 
He was the widower of Rosa Mills Dewey. 
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. August (Vivian) Held of Mt. Home, Ark.; and a sister-in-law, Ida Mills of Haydenville. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund, Cherokee Village, Ark. 

LOTTIE L. KONKLER 
Lottie L. Konkler, 93, Lancaster, died Tuesday, Dec. 24 at Mount Carmel East Hospital, Columbus. 
Born May 14, 1903, Athens, daughter of the late George and Ada Oxley Ballinger, she was the widow of Leo J. Konkler . 
A homemaker, she was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. 
Surviving are three daughters, Pauline Weaver of Lancaster, Mrs. Lorenzo (Barbara) Friesner of Lancaster, and Mrs. Thomas (Linda) McCandlish of Rushville; two sons, Everett Smith of Lancaster and Mick (Denise) Konkler of Bremen; a sister, Juanita Wray of Logan; 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by an infant son; a sister, Mabel; and a brother, Orval Ballinger. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Snyder-Sheridan Funeral Home, Bremen Chapel, with Pastor Clarence M. Thompson of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church officiating. 
Burial will be in Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the Funeral Home. 

IRMA G. WALKE 
Irma G. Walke, 78, Logan, died Wednesday, Dec. 25 at her daughter's residence in Logan. 
Born June 11, 1918, Hocking County, daughter of the late Abel A. and Jesse E. Wright Helber, she was married to Harold E. Walke, who survives. 
She was retired from Brooks Shoe in Nelsonville. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Vickie) Hedges of Logan; four brothers, Richard (Regina) Helber of Westerville, Dale (Loretta) Helber of Logan, Roscoe and Frieda Helber of Logan, and Allan and Mary Lou Helber of Sugar Grove; a daughter-in-law, Rhea Walke of Logan; a step-sister, Dorothy DeLong of Lancaster; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Harold P. Walke, and a brother, Russell Helber. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Gordon Sullivan officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Appalachia, 280 E. State St., Athens, Ohio, 45701 or The American Cancer Society, 141 Lake St., Lancaster, Ohio, 43130. 

GIFFORD M. MILLER 
Gifford M. Miller, 80, Lancaster, died Friday, Dec. 27. 
Born July 6, 1916, Hocking County, son of the late Daniel and Geneva Pyles Miller, he was married to Sharon Ann Sullivan Miller, who survives. 
A former employee of the former Chakeres Theater, he retired after 33 years of service as a projectionist for the Skyview Drive-In Theater in Lancaster. 
Also surviving are two step-sons, Robert and Shawn Specht of Lancaster; a niece, Mrs. Oliver (Betty) Bishop of Logan; father-in-law and mother-in-law Harold (Mary) Sullivan of Lancaster; sisters-in-law Mrs. David (Louise) Gompf of Chillicothe; Mrs. Ed (Rita) Smith of Laurelville and Tom (Carol) Lindamode of Marietta; a brother-in-law, Daniel Sullivan of Lancaster; and life long special friend Walter Hiles of Logan. 
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen L. Canary Miller, who died Feb. 24, 1984; a brother, Willard Miller; and a sister, Gladys Wandling. 
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in Elk Cemetery in McArthur. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be make to Hospice of Fairfield County, 1111 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio, 43130-4099. 

IRMA G. WALKE 
Irma G. Walke, 78, Logan, died Wednesday, Dec. 25 at her daughter's residence in Logan. 
Born June 11, 1918, Hocking County, daughter of the late Abel A. and Jesse E. Wright Helber, she was married to Harold E. Walke, who survives. 
She was retired from Brooks Shoe in Nelsonville. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Vickie) Hedges of Logan; four brothers, Richard (Regina) Helber of Westerville, Dale (Loretta) Helber of Logan, Roscoe and Frieda Helber of Logan, and Allan and Mary Lou Helber of Sugar Grove; a daughter-in-law, Rhea Walke of Logan; a step-sister, Dorothy DeLong of Lancaster; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Harold P. Walke, and a brother, Russell Helber. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Gordon Sullivan officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Appalachia, 280 E. State St., Athens, Ohio, 45701 or The American Cancer Society, 141 Lake St., Lancaster, Ohio, 43130. 

DORA BLACKSTONE 
Dora Blackstone, 89, Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 28 at Logan Health Care Center. 
Born Jan. 17, 1907, Hocking County, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Lehman, she was the widow of Harley Blackstone. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Souers Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

KATHERINE CLARASTINE HART 
Katherine Clarastine Hart, 74, Logan, died Sunday, Dec. 28 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born May 11, 1922, Martins Ferry, daughter of the late George Franklin and Nellie Jane (Cruise) Hartshorn, she was married to Hollis V. Hart, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Roberts Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery, Enterprise. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

BARBARA A. MILLER 
Barbara A. Miller, 55, Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 28 at her residence. 
Born June 1, 1941, Logan, daughter of the late Vernon and Mary Leonard Eby, she was married to Lester Miller, who survives. 
A homemaker, she was a member of Living Word Outreach Church and a member and past president of T.O.P.S. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ed (Tammy) Davis of Logan; a grandson, Jeff Davis of Logan; a brother, Bob Eby of Logan; and a sister, Shirley Morrison of Logan. 
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Jim Eby. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Vern Goss officiating. 
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery, Enterprise. 
Friends may call 3 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 


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