Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1997

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY - GENLOOKUPS


First Name:
Last Name:
Oct. 13-18, 1997

CHARLES "CHUCK" HOGUE 
Charles W. "Chuck" Hogue, 55, Virginia Beach, Va., died Friday, Oct. 10 in Virginia Beach. 
Born Sept. 23, 1942, Trimble, son of the late William and Dora Binderbasin Hogue, he was married to Patricia Ann Petty Hogue, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster, where graveside military services will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit of Athens County. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

WILLARD WRIGHT 
Willard T. Wright, 87, Circleville, died Friday, Oct. 10. at Pickaway Manor. 
Born Oct. 27, 1909, Pickaway County, son of the late Charles E. and Katherine Harmon Wright, he was the widower of Ruth E. Immell Wright. 
A lifetime roofing contractor, he was in the Navy Seabees in World War II and was the oldest living member of the Elks Club and a member of the Sheet Metal Union Association. 
Surviving are three sons, Donald E. (Donna) Yantes of Rockbridge, John (Janet) Yantes of Plain City and Michael Yantes of Hazelwood; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Judy) Davis of Chillicothe and Mrs. Dennie (Alberta) Lutz of Circleville; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ellen Wills of Nashville, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Harmon Wright and John Wright. 
Private graveside memorial services will be 5 p.m. Oct. 20 in Tarlton Cemetery. 
There will be no calling hours. 
Arrangements are by Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home, Circleville. 

REBECCA CARTER 
Rebecca Charlene Carter, 67, New Plymouth, died Sunday, Oct. 12 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Nov. 24, 1929, Vinton County, daughter of the late Orville and Bernice Norris Boring, she was married to Robert V. Carter, who survives. 
She was a member of McArthur Eastern Star Serino Chapter 128. 
Also surviving are two sons, John (Polly) Carter of New Plymouth and Mark (Rita) Carter of Union Furnace; two daughters, Mrs. Mike (Rebecca) Carter of New Plymouth and Mrs. Raymond (Rachel) Day of New Plymouth; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, John Boring of Highland, Calif.; and three sisters, Jean Jizmejian of San Bernardino, Calif.; Ann Starne of Highland, Calif. and Kay Harlan of Mount Sterling. 
She was also preceded in death by s son, David Carter, and a sister, Nihla Mason. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. James Mathias officiating. 
Burial will be in New Marshfield Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 
Eastern Star services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. today by Serino Chapter 128. 

STEPHEN WARNER 
Stephen J. Warner, 36, Champaign, Ill., died 1:55 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at his residence. 
Born Dec. 25, 1960, Atlanta, Ga., son of Jack and Phyllis Shorr Warner, he was married Oct. 8, 1988 to Kelly Norton. 
A member of Holy Cross Church, Champaign, he was an environmental engineer. 
Also surviving are two children, Lizzy and Andrew Warner, both of the home; aunts and uncles Jeanette Frazier, Paul (Ann) Fox and Joe (Roseanne) Thomas, all of Logan; a sister, Cecilia Bramlett of Canton, Ga.; and a brother, Patrick Warner of Atlanta, Ga. 
Services will be held 10 a.m. today at Holy Cross Church, Champaign, with the Rev. Father Robert Spilman officiating. 
Burial will be noon Wednesday at Greenview Memorial Gardens, Moling, Ill. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warner Children College Fund, c/o Busey Bank, 909 W. Kirby, Champaign, Ill, 61821. 

LILLIAN FORD 
Lillian Ford, 88, Logan, died Sunday, Oct. 12 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born June 30, 1909, Carbon Hill, Ala., daughter of the late George and Emma Lou Thompson Strall, she was the widow of Howard N. Ford. 
She was a member of Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky. 
Surviving are two daughters, Lorene Carlin of Logan and Joyce Rabb of Lancaster; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, James Harold Fowler, six brothers and two sisters. 
Funeral services will be 6 p.m. today at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Pastor Tom Walz officiating. 
Burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky. 
Friends may call 4 p.m. until time of services today at the funeral home. 

BEN SHARROW 
Ben L. Sharrow, 76, Algonac, Mich., died Sept. 26 at River District Hospital, St. Clair, Mich. 
Born March 10, 1921, he was married to Jane Karshner Sharrow, who survives. 
A World War II veteran, he served in the South Pacific with the 25th division and in China, India and Buena with Merrille's Marauders. 
Also surviving are daughters Janet and Eileen, three grandchildren and four brothers. 
He was preceded in death by a son, Benjamin. 

HAZEL SAVELY 
Hazel M. Savely, 88, Logan, died Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness. 
Born Sept. 11, 1909, Athens County, daughter of the late Frank and Dora Lightfitz Gabriel, she was married Nov. 17, 1934 to Clifford J. Savely, who survives. 
A retired housekeeper at Ohio University, she was a member of New Marshfield Order of the Eastern Star 346, Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. 6430 of Logan, National D.A.V. Auxiliary and American Association of Retired Persons. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. William C. (Betty Jo) Chesser of Sugar Grove; two granddaughters, Mrs. Lynn (Jill) Lanning of Corning and Mrs. Larry (Lori) Willoughby of Heath; three great-grandchildren, Tiffani, Lacey and Jenson; a brother, Jesse Gabriel of Groveport; a sister, Mary Lowry of New Marshfield; several nieces and nephews; and special friends Amy Bower and family of Rockbridge. 
She was preceded in death by 10 brothers and one sister. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating. 
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Hocking County. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the funeral home. 

REV. BETTY WINTERMUTE 
The Rev. Betty Eileen Wintermute, 77, Findlay, formerly of Lancaster and Logan, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 at Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay. 
Born July 22, 1920, Carbon Hill, daughter of the late Carl and Margaret Michaels Wend, she was the widow of the Rev. W. Fred Wintermute, who died in 1981. 
A retired United Methodist minister, she served churches in the Logan area. She was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Lancaster, Liberty Grange in Ada and Ohio Easter Star Chapter 244 in Hamden. 
Surviving are a son, Jan S. Wintermute of Findlay; a daughter, Roberta Lewis of Bowling Green; one grandchild; and three sisters, Virginia Bowland, Gertrude Clouston and Lillian Young, all of Nelsonville. 
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wend, and a sister, Phyllis Schenz. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Revs. Violet Mosher and Jimmie Spears officiating. 
Burial will be in Ashbury Cemetery, Hocking County. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Eastern Star services will be held 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Logan Health Care Center, 300 Arlington Ave., Logan, Ohio 43138. 

GARY CAMPBELL 
Gary B. Campbell, 61, Logan, died Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Logan Health Care Center following an extended illness. 
Born April 29, 1936, Murray City, son of the late Harry B. and Elizabeth Johnson Campbell, he was married to Donna L. Markins Campbell, who survives 
He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and worked at Bordon's Plastics in Columbus. 
Also surviving are a son, Gary Michael Campbell of Logan; two stepsons, William Dodson of Gahanna and John (Rhonda) Dodson of Alamogordo, N.M.; a stepdaughter, Vicki Dodson of Dallas, Texas; a grandchild; four stepgrandchildren; two brothers, Keith (Dora) Ayers of Logan and Harry Junior (Darlene) Campbell of Bradenton, Fla.; and two sisters, Jean Smith of Murray City and Joan Lloyd of Duncan Falls. 
He was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Joan Dodson. 
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Gregory Magruder officiating. 
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 today at the funeral home. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Veterans Organizations of Hocking County. 

LORETTA JUNE GESSELLS 
Loretta June Gessells, 62, Union Furnace, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born May 6, 1935, Haydenville, daughter of the late Willmut and Ruth Patton Vermillion, she was married to Ed Gessells, who survives. 
She was a homemaker. 
Also surviving are three sons, Michael Edward Gessells of Union Furnace, Brian (Marilyn) Gessells of Logan and Roger Gessells of Union Furnace; a daughter, Deborah Singo of Logan; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; eight brothers, Vic (Nancy) Vermillion of Union Furnace, Lloyd (Jeanne) Vermillion of Union Furnace, Don (Karen) Vermillion of Union Furnace, Larry (Rita) Vermillion of Union Furnace, Chet (Sandy) Vermillion of Rockbridge, Floyd (Nancy) Vermillion of Logan, the Rev. Wendell (Faye) Vermillion of Jackson and Gary (Debbie) Vermillion of The Plains; and three sisters, Vivian Michel of Union Furnace, Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Horton of Union Furnace and Mrs. Calvin (Kathy) Chaffin of Logan. 
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Odell Singo. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. James Lambert officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Saturday at the funeral home. 

RUTH PATTON 
Ruth Leona Patton, 85, Nelsonville, died Thursday, Oct. 16 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Oct. 29, 1911, she was the daughter of the late James Henry and Loni Mae Manley Warren. 
A homemaker, she was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Nelsonville. 
Surviving are four sons, David (Marlene) Patton of Nelsonville, Jerry (Judy) Patton of Nelsonville, Michael (Norma) Patton of Nelsonville and Steve (Linda) Patton of Logan; five daughters, Gloria Buchanan of Glouster, Mrs. Ronnie (Faith) Swaim of Haydenville, Mrs. Wilbur (Linda) White of Coshocton, Mrs. Mike (Penny) Jonas of Nelsonville and Mrs. Paul (Rebecca) Kurtis of Nelsonville; and two sisters, Marie Coots of Nelsonville and Lucille Monk of Nelsonville. 
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Frank and Charles Warren, and a sister, Florence Pitts. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Wilbur Wright officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

JOHN WRIGHT 
John Wright, 69, Murray City, died unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 16 at his residence. 
Born Oct. 6, 1928 Belmont County, son of the late John A. and Mary Wilkerson Wright, he was married to Norma Dupler Wright, who survives. 
Retired from Diamond Power of Lancaster, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Glouster, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine of Columbus, Hocking County Shrine Club, Hillbilly Shrine, Murray City Eagles and the Hocking County Sheriffs Association. 
Also surviving are a son, Roger (Shirley) Wright of Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Iris) Douglas of Carbon Hill; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Harry Wright of Moundsville, W.V. and Walter Wright of Indianapolis, Ind. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Wright, and a sister, Wilma Wright. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, with Paul Taylor officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Saturday at the funeral home. 
Eagle memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Masonic memorial services will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Oct. 20-25, 1997

DAVID ALFMAN 
David Glen Alfman, 42, New Straitsville, formerly of Corning, died 11:10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at his residence following an extended illness. 
Born Oct. 1, 1955, Zanesville, son of David C. and Barbara Pierce Alfman of Corning, he was married to Christine Ann Chappelear Alfman, who survives. 
A truck driver for Altier Brothers, he was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Gore. 
Also surviving are three sons, Christopher David Alfman, Mark Albert Alfman and Adam Michael Alfman, all of the home; a brother, Steven Alfman of New Lexington; a sister, Kimberly Jones of New Lexington; maternal grandmother Georgieann Widener of Corning; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by a sister, Cheryl Altier. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home, New Lexington, with the Rev. Carolyn Hoskinson officiating. 
Burial will be in Oakwood-Millertown Cemetery, Corning. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

EUNICE BLIMES 
Eunice Blimes, Nelsonville, died Sunday, Oct. 19 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born in Minerton, daughter of the late Edward and Alice Ewing Thacker, she was the widow of George Franklin Blimes, who died in 1981. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home. 

MARIE DEARTH 
Marie Esther Dearth, 82, Logan, died Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Logan Health Care Center following an extended illness. 
Born June 28, 1915, Knox Township, Vinton County, she was the daughter of the late William and Emma Mae Cline Dearth. 
She was the former manager of the Christman Hotel in Logan, a cab driver for White Tip Taxi in Logan and a bartender for Stone's Grill, Logan. 
Surviving are a granddaughter, Mrs. Donald (JoAnn) Ellinger of Logan; two great-grandsons, Daniel F. "D.J." Bauman Jr. and Jason Ellinger, both of Logan; one great-granddaughter, Vendi L. Bauman of Logan; one great-great granddaughter, Josie Ann Bauman of Logan; and special friends JoAnn Brown, Aunt Billie Kalklosch and Viola Coakley, all of Logan. 
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Mae Tucker and Flossie Ragan; three brothers, Otto, Milfred and John Dearth; and a great-granddaughter, 
Jody Lynn. 
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the New Fairview Mausoleum near Rockbridge with the Rev. J. Gordon Sullivan officiating. 
Burial will be in Elk Cemetery, McArthur 
Friends may call 1 p.m. until time of services at the New Fairview Mausoleum. 

REESE CARPENTER 
Reese A. Carpenter Sr., 75, Rockbridge, died Sunday, Oct. 19 at his residence. 
Born Dec. 11, 1921, Rockbridge, son of the late Grover C. and Forest R. Fink Carpenter, he was married to Rosabelle M. Miller Carpenter, who survives. 
A World War II Army veteran, he was a retired welder for Columbia Gas Transmission Co. and a member of the Lancaster VFW. 
Also surviving are two sons, Jeffrey (Lynn) Carpenter Sr. of Rockbridge and Reese (Janet) Carpenter Jr. of Lancaster; a daughter, Dana (Cynthia) Edwards of Rockbridge; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and a sister, Belle Starowesky of Lancaster. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Carpenter. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Raymond Welch officiating. 
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Hocking County Combined Veterans Organizations. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212. 

CAROLE ELLIOTT 
Carole Elliott, 62, Jackson, died Saturday, Oct. 18 as the result of an automobile accident in Jackson. 
Born June 24, 1935, Jackson, daughter of the late Samuel and Grace Dobbins Davis, she was married to the Rev. David C. Elliott, who survives. 
A member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Jackson, she was a retired LPN, having worked for several Heartland Care Centers in the area, including Jackson and Chillicothe. 
Also surviving are five sons, Dirk (Tricia) Elliott of Bellpoint, Scott Elliott of Jackson, Tom (Lisa) Elliott of Jackson, Nick (Rhonda) Elliott of Jackson and Matt (Denise) Elliott of Romania; one daughter, Mrs. Dave (Jenny) Paugh of Jackson; two sisters, Connie Evans of San Antonio, Texas, and Sheila Davis of Jackson; and nine grandchildren, Josh, Sam, Amy, Alicia, Cody, Kylie, Daniel, Jordan and Abigael. 
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jason Elliott. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson, with the Rev. Bill Goodall officiating. 
Burial will be in New Zion Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Matt and Denise Elliott Romania Missionary Fund, c/o Bellpoint United Methodist Church, 5517 US 42 South, Ostrander, Ohio 43061. 

WALTER LOOMIS 
Walter Edmond Loomis, 91, Logan, died Sunday, Oct. 19 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness. 
Born May 13, 1906, Luhrig, son of the late Jesse Elmer and Flora Emma Burford Loomis, he was the widower of Mary Elizabeth Walker Miller Loomis, who died in 1994. 
A member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and American Association of Retired Persons, he retired in 1944 as an oil field production worker for the Gordon Oil Company of Hocking County. 
Surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Donald (Mary Ann) Wahl of Zanesville; a brother, Charles Lester (Isabelle) Loomis of Logan; a brother-in-law, Delmar Hendricks of Breckenridge, Mich.; a sister-in-law, Audrey Walker of Logan; special friend Wilma E. Wahl of Logan; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Veronica Wolfe Loomis, who died in 1958; a brother, Victor Loomis; a brother-in-law, Rothbe Walker; and three sisters, Zelpha Hull, Nellie Frey and Hazel Hendricks. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence "Bud" Myers officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home and 9 a.m. until time of services Wednesday. 

N. PAULINE SMITH 
N. Pauline Smith, 75, Chauncey, died Sunday, Oct. 19 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born June 16, 1922, Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late William and Hazel Glass Warren. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

GENEIVA GIBSON 
Geneiva A. Gibson, 68, New Straitsville, died Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Dec. 1, 1928, Shawnee, daughter of the late James and Anna Mae Craig Gaddis, she was married to Wayne Gibson, who survives. 
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Don (Sharon) Monroe of Zanesville, Mrs. Robert (Patty) Spencer of New Straitsville, Mrs. Roger (Debbie) Starr of New Straitsville and Mrs. Mike (Melinda) Sayre of Logan; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, James Gaddis of New Lexington; and three sisters, Hazel Lako of Columbus, Martha Beddow of New Straitsville and Marie Wolfe of New Lexington. 
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Larry and Harry Thrapp, and a brother, Henry Gaddis. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Joe Blosser officiating. 
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery, Enterprise. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home. 

JIMMY GILLESPIE JR. 
Jimmy Ronald Clifford Gillespie Jr., 28, Logan, died Monday, Oct. 20 in Orient. 
Born April 15, 1969, Logan, he was the son of Ronald C. and Laura A. Berry Gillespie Sr. of Logan. 
He was a mechanic at Quality Motorland, Lancaster, and attended the Church of God. 
Also surviving is a son, Jimmy Ronald Clifford Gillespie III of Logan; a grandmother, Anne Sargent of Logan; two brothers, David and Daniel Gillespie, both of Logan; and three sisters, Leane Anne Roddy and Vicki Taylor, both of Logan, and Donna Leasure of Caldwell. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. M. Dwaine Pyeatt officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home. 

CLARADENE MERCER 
Claradene Mercer, 84, McArthur, died Monday, Oct. 20 at her residence. 
Born May 18, 1913, Eagle Township, Vinton County, daughter of the late H.C. "Craten" and Hollie Graves Tatman, she was the widow of Robert Mercer, who died Dec. 21, 1985. 
A graduate of Richmond Dale High School, she was a homemaker. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Betty Lou) Pinkerton of Pickerington; three sons, Paul Mercer of McArthur, Garry (Jean) Mercer of McArthur and Roger (Vonda) Mercer of South Bloomingville; a sister, Marjorie Harper of McArthur; and a brother, Clifford Tatman of Kingston. 
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Vernon and Gerald Mercer; a great-granddaughter, Misty; two brothers, Kenneth and Zelmond Tatman; and a daughter-in-law, Esther Mercer. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur, with the Revs. Danny Minton and Judy Dodrill officiating. 
Burial will be in Lebanon Cemetery. 
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

BETTY THOMPSON 
Betty Thompson, 76, Nelsonville, died Wednesday, Oct. 22 at her residence. 
Born May 14, 1921, Kimberly, daughter of the late Frank and Louise Warren McGuire, she was the widow of Charles Leroy Thomson, who died in 1947. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church, Nelsonville. 

LINDA REYNOLDS 
Linda L. Woodgeard Reynolds, 50, Creola, died Thursday, Oct. 23 at her residence. 
Born Oct. 2, 1947, Creola, she was the daughter of Raymond A. Woodgeard of Creola and the late Mary E. West Woodgeard. 
A 1965 graduate of McArthur High School, she was a member of McArthur First Christian Church. 
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. John (Blanche) Davis of Creola; three brothers, Andrew (Judy) Woodgeard of Tipp City, Mack (Sandy) Woodgeard of Hudson, Fla., and Terry (Charlotte) Woodgeard of Creola; four nephews, Tyke Shaeffer of Creola, Chad Woodgeard of Weeki Wachee, Fla., Shawn Woodgeard of Logan and Tim Woodgeard of Allensville; three nieces, Melinda J. Currie of Castle Rock, Colo., April Woodgeard of Clark Summit, Pa., and Jeanette A. Mathews of Washington Court House; a great-nephew, A.J. Mathews of Washington Court House; and three great-nieces, Julie and Megan Currie of Castle Rock, Colo., and Megan Shaeffer 
of Creola. 
She was more like a big sister to her nieces and nephews, helping and encouraging them in their many endeavors, bringing joy and happiness to each. 
She was employed at General Electric Circleville Lamp Plant for 28 years. She enjoyed her work and fellowship of the many coworkers that knew her, some of which she held in very high regard. 
She always loved to bring happiness and joy to all she was around and will be very much missed by all who knew her. That smiley face will never be replaced. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur, with the Rev. Danny Wise officiating. 
Burial will be in Elk Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. 

MARIE WILLIARD 
Marie Williard, 79, Carroll, died Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Fairfield Medical Center. 
She was the widow of her husband of 64 years, Chester R. Williard, who died June 22. 
She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. 
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (Marcella) Merrick Sr. of Lancaster and Mrs. Dwain (Wanda) Cox of Johnstown; four grandchildren, Mrs. Don (Marcia) Morefield and Don (Michelle) Merrick Jr., all of Canal Winchester; Mrs. Charlie (Cynda) Taylor of Columbus and Samuel (Beth) Cox of Johnstown; six great-grandchildren, Amanda Morefield, Tharon and Miranda Merrick, Samantha, Jeremy and Jonathan Cox; a sister, Rosa Hissey of Tarlton; and a brother, Howard Fetherolf of Carroll. 
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Williard and Mae Fetherolf; a brother, Ben Chilcote; and a half-brother, Albert Woolever. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Taylor Funeral Home, Amanda, with the Revs. 
Kenneth Much and Charles Flesher officiating. 
Burial will be in Tarlton Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

RAY A. CHEESEMAN 
Burial was held Friday, Oct. 24 in Knollwood Cemetery for Ray Allen Cheeseman, 72, Logan, who died Friday at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
There were no funeral services per the deceased's request. 
Born March 8, 1925, Nelsonville, son of the late Frank and Thelma Ray Cheeseman, he was married to Ila Mae Cheeseman, who survives. 
A World War II Army veteran having served in the European Theater, he retired after 35 years as shipping foreman for General Clay of Logan. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Carolyn) Schrader of Bremen; a son, Bill Cheeseman of Florida; grandchildren, Amy, Brad, Jeff, Eric and Barbara; a sister, Naomi Jones of Columbus; and two brothers, Junior Cheeseman of Florida and Lawrence Cheeseman of Columbus. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hocking County Heart Association, c/o Deborah Keynes, 295 Midland Place, Logan, Ohio 43138. 
Arrangements were by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

Oct. 27-31, 1997

RALPH DURST 
Ralph M. Durst, 81, Logan, died Saturday, Oct. 25 at his residence. 
Born Oct. 26, 1915, Larbee, Iowa, son of the late Charles Durst and Nora Hughes Durst-Thomas, he was married for 54 years to Esther F. Lindsey Durst, who survives. 
A graduate of Benton-South Bloomingville High School, he was a World War II Army veteran serving in the European theater, a sergeant of corrections for 35 years with Hocking Honor Camp, Ohio State Prison and Chillicothe Correctional Institution, and a member of the Hocking County Farm Bureau. 
Also surviving are a son, Edson (Jane) Durst of Logan; a daughter-in-law, Linda Durst of Logan; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Ginger, Shane and Mahala Durst, Jenny Shaw and Melissa McQuaid; four great-grandchildren, Destiny Martens, Christen Shaw, Alysha Boyle and Austin McQuaid; and a brother, Robert (Pat) Thomas of Middletown. 
He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Paul Thomas; a son, Leroy M. Durst; a grandson, Chad Edward Durst; and a brother, Linro Durst. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, with the Revs. Wilbur Bender and Lester Roth officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Military Organizations of Hocking County. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

RONALD WOLTZ 
Ronald Lee Woltz, 59, Logan, died Monday, Oct. 27 at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. 
Born May 18, 1938, Lancaster, son of the late Roy L. and Elmyra Jane Krick Woltz, he was married to Mary Judith Schultheis Woltz, who survives. 
A 1962 graduate of the Ohio State University and a member of the OSU Marching Band, he was an independent insurance agent and owner and operator of the Schultheis Insurance Agency of Logan, where he recently received a 25 Year Agent Award, as well as several miscellaneous Superior Claims Service Awards, Outstanding Customer Service Awards, Awards of Excellence and President's Achievement Awards from Westfield Insurance Companies. He was a former band director at Pomeroy and Berne Union High Schools, a former choir director at St. John Catholic Church and a member of the Board of Directors, Kachelmacher Memorial, Inc. 
Also surviving are two sons, R.D. Woltz of Charleston, S.C., and Capt. John W. (CW2 Linda L.) Woltz of Fayetteville, N.C.; two daughters, Cecilia Ramage of Columbus and Mrs. Scott (Cathy) McCort of Chicago, Ill.; three grandchildren, Cathy, City and J.D. Ramage of Columbus; and a brother, Charles J. (Wilma) Woltz of New Lexington. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Father James A. Geiger officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Liver Foundation, 1425 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove, N.J. 07009-9990 

ALICE "BETTY" WOLFE 
Alice M. "Betty" Wolfe, 77, Nelsonville, formerly of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, The Plains. 
Born Dec. 12, 1919, Murray City, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Hazel Belle Whitmore Bittner. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home. 

GEORGE KOZIK JR. 
George Kozik Jr., 67, Murray City, died Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born April 18, 1930, Murray City, son of the late George and Mary Klim Kozik, he was married to Deirdre Kozik of Dearborn Heights, Mich., who survives. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

ALICE PRIMMER 
Alice Christina Primmer, 103, London, died Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Arbors of London Nursing Home, London, where she resided for the past 2 1/2 years. 
Born Oct. 3, 1894, Athens County, daughter of the late George and Martha Howard Ryther, she was the widow of her husband of 56 years, Fred C. Primmer Sr., who died May 18, 1971. 
A lifetime member of the London Senior Center and a member of the Newport United Methodist Church, she moved from Logan to London in 1977 to live with her daughter, Lucille, and son-in-law Roy Thompson. 
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Lucille) Thompson of London; a son, Fred C. (Reva) Primmer Jr. of Logan; seven grandchildren, Dorothy Wallace of London, David (Debbie) Thompson of Glenrock, Wyo., Beverly Cook of Logan, Mrs. Mark (Christy) Barrell of Logan, Mrs. Steve (Rebecca) Maurice of Logan and Steve (Nancy) Holcomb of Logan; 19 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a half-brother, Lawrence Howard. 
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating. 
Entombment will be in New Fairview Mausoleum near Rockbridge. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of one's choice. 

ETHEL "PAT" BRIGHT 
Ethel S. "Pat" Bright, 80, Logan, died Thursday, Oct. 30 at her residence. 
Born April 20, 1917, Hocking County, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine West Patton, she was married for 48 years to Kenneth W. Bright, who survives. 
A former registered nurse at the former Cherrington Hospital, Chillicothe Hospital and Paintsville, Ky., hospital, she was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, senior warden of the church and the directoress of the Altar Guild of the church. She graduated from the Cherrington Hospital School of Nursing. 
Also surviving are two sons, Kenneth W. Bright Jr. of Cleveland and Stephen K. (Susan K.) Bright of Pittsford, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Rick (Julia) Overturf of Copperas Cove, Texas; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Francis R. Morley; a brother, Donald Patton; and four sisters, Ellen Thomas, Belva Lietke, Lucille Duffy and Eula Moore. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Rev. William Pursley officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the family in attendance from 6 to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Fairfield County Hospice, 1111 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 or to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 736, Logan, Ohio 43138.


Search this massive database of obituaries, cemeteries, and death records:

CEMSEARCH - OBITUARY CENTRAL - OBITUARY LINKS PAGE - SURNAME SEARCH UTILITY