Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1997

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Nov. 24-29, 1997

JULIA ELDER 
Julia Burt Elder, 100, Glouster, died Sunday, Nov. 23 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. 
Born Dec. 29, 1896, Glouster, she was the daughter of the late James and Catherine Daugherty. 
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.

LOUIS GUY JR. 
Louis A. Guy Jr., 52, Glouster, died Saturday, Nov. 22 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born Oct. 10, 1945, Athens County, son of Louis A. Guy Sr. of The Plains and Ruth Kaiser Owens of Newark, he was married to Judy Hilbert Guy, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Glouster Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 
Eagles memorial services will be conducted by Glouster Eagles 7 p.m. Tuesday. 

EVA MAE THOMAS 
Eva Mae Thomas, 74, New Straitsville, died Saturday, Nov. 22 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Dec. 20, 1922, Shawnee, daughter of the late John Ward and Cora McCabe Ward Pettit, she was married to Walter Thomas, who survives. 
A member of Fellowship Church in New Straitsville, she was formerly employed at Goodyear in Logan. 
Also surviving are two sons, James (Angela) Thomas and David (Norma) Thomas, all of New Straitsville; three grandchildren, Mrs. Andy (Brandy) Ellinger, Abby Thomas and John Thompson, all of New Straitsville; special niece Bonnie Buttler of New Straitsville; four other nieces; six nephews; a brother, Robert (Deri) Ward of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Leotis (Freda) Lawhorn of Mansfield; and a half-brother, Richard (Oleta) Reider of New Mexico. 
She was also preceded in death by five children, Walter Jr., Jack, Donnie, Jane Marie and Mary Ann Thomas; four sisters, Hazel Rush, Mildred Coursey, Rosie and Ima Jean Ward; and three brothers, Albert, Junior and George Ward. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Revs. Henry Cook and King Kelly officiating. 
Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home. 

JAMES UCKER 
James Harold Ucker, 86, Logan, died Saturday, Nov. 22 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit following a brief illness. 
Born Dec. 2, 1910, Logan, son of the late John Henry and Etta Mabel Miller Ucker, he was married to Helen L. Stewart Ucker, who survives. 
A member of St. John Catholic Church, he was a retired office worker from North American Rockwell, Columbus, after 32 years of service. An avid horseman, he helped form the Buckeye Trail Horse Riding Club in Logan, and was a strong supporter of St. John Parochial School. 
Also surviving are a sister, Mrs. William (Marguerite) Nelson of Englewood, Fla., and several nieces and nephews. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Henry N. "Jack" and George F. "Jony" Ucker. 
Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Catholic Church 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 Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home, where a Christian Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. John Catholic Church, 351 N. Market St., Logan, Ohio 43138. 

ROBERT ROY FISK 
Robert Roy Fisk, 66, Logan, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 23 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born July 14, 1931, Walbridge, son of Gertrude Georgia Kern Fisk of Logan and the late Guy Edward Fisk, he was married to Judith Kaye Christian Fisk, who survives. 
He was retired from Logan General Electric Plant after 34 years of service. 
Also surviving are a son, Robert Kyle Fisk of Logan; a daughter, Mrs. Bill (Leanne) Horwell of Newark; and two granddaughters, Jennifer Anne and Kelsey Lynn Horwell of Newark. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence M. Thompson officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday and 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Hocking County Division, 295 Midland Place, Logan, Ohio 43138. 

DOROTHY MANTER 
Dorothy Manter, 58, Gore, died Monday, Nov. 24 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born May 28, 1939, Gore, daughter of Garnett Hood Criswell of Gore and the late Walter L. Criswell, she was married for 40 years to Theodore R. Manter, who survives. 
A homemaker, she attended New Hope United Methodist Church. She was a 1957 graduate of New Straitsville High School. 
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Laura Lee) Sullins of Orlando, Fla.; a granddaughter, Heather Minehart of Orlando, Fla.; and a brother, Harry (Dottie) Criswell of New Straitsville. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at New Hope United Methodist Church, Gore, with the Rev. Carolyn Hoskinson officiating. 
Burial will be in Gore Cemetery. 
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9; Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home; and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to New Hope United Methodist Church, 9825 Gore Church Road, Logan, Ohio 43138 or to the American Cancer Society, 61 N. Market St., Logan, Ohio 43138. 

ANITABELLE PEERY 
Anitabelle Moore Peery, 91, Logan, died Monday, Nov. 24 at Logan Health Care Center. 
Born May 31, 1906, Akron, daughter of the late Delano A. and Maude Z. Burchfield Moore, she was the widow of Ralph N. Peery, who died Aug. 12, 1955. 
A graduate of Akron South High School and Akron School of Practical Nursing, she was a licensed practical nurse. She worked as a scrub nurse in surgery at Children's Hospital, Akron. She was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Logan and Venus Chapter 76 Order of the Easter Star, and was a former member of Elva Chapter 304 in Akron. 
Surviving are a son, Lowell R. (Dorothy M.) Peery of Logan; and a sister, Lodean Alkire of Barbourton. 
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dean Moore, and a sister, Meryle Price. 
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Immanuel United Methodist Church, Logan, with the Revs. Gary Wheeler and David Maze officiating. 
Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park, Fairlawn, at 10 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Vernon Shepherd officiating. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. 
Eastern Star services will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

MARIE J. ROOF 
Marie J. Roof, 63, Murray City, died Monday, Nov. 24 at her residence. 
Born Feb. 17, 1934, Murray City, daughter of the late Frank and Ada Bessie Schooley Neel, she was married to Gerald Roof, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. 
Eagles Auxiliary memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

LAURA CASSELLS 
Laura Cassells, 85, Diamond, died Monday, Nov. 24 at Logan Health Care Center. 
Born Aug. 31, 1912, Gallia County, daughter of the late John Hollis and Flavia Dee Newsom Norman, she was the widow of Robert Vincent Cassells Sr., who died in 1988. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home. 

SHELBY COLLINS 
Shelby Collins, 88, New Marshfield, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 25 at Pine Hills Continuing Care Center, Nelsonville. 
Born May 4, 1909, New Marshfield, son of the late Emerson and Nancy Bagent Collins, he was the widower of Jennie Frost Collins, who died
in 1983. 
A retired foreman at Apex Company in Athens and a former coal miner, he was a member of Athens Church of Christ; a 50-year member and past master of Constitution Lodge F&AM 426, New Marshfield; and a member and past patron of New Marshfield Order of Eastern Star 326. He was a 1928 graduate of New Marshfield High School. 
Surviving are four granddaughters, Mrs. Donnie (Mary) Hayborn of Union Furnace, Mrs. Jeff (Cindy) Hutchison of Nelsonville, Mrs. John D. (Lisa) Bower Jr. of Logan and Carolyn Lambert of Nelsonville; two grandsons, Danny (Brenda) Cottrill of Logan and Jeff (Rhonda) Cottrill of Logan; a son-in-law, Glenn Cottrill of Union Furnace; 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. 
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Deana Collins Cottrill; a sister, Lillie Hood; an infant sister; and two brothers, Chester and Leslie Collins. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Willard Love officiating. 
Burial will be in New Marshfield Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

EVELYN CRABTREE 
Evelyn Lucile Crabtree, 77, Glouster, died Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville. 
Born May 22, 1920 in Champaign, Colo., daughter of the late William S. and Hazel M. Covault Hattery, she was the widow of Homer O. Crabtree. 
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Mountville Cemetery. 
Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 

TINA DAVIS 
Tina Marie Davis, 30, Logan, died Monday, Nov. 24 in Rolston, Neb. 
Born Sept. 1, 1967, Pomona, Calif., she was the daughter of Judy Nolan Davis of Sacramento, Calif., and the late John Davis. 
Surviving are a son, Justin Hopkins of Logan; two daughters, Amber Leann Hopkins and Nicole Marie Thompson, both of Logan; two sisters, Debbie Lind and Cheryl Davis, both of Sacramento, Calif.; and special friends, Robert and Aline Dean of Gibisonville. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Logan Church of the Nazarene. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. 

MARTY HOPKINS 
Marty Lee Hopkins, 34, Logan, died Monday, Nov. 24 in Rolston, Neb. 
Born April 21, 1963, Hocking County, he was the son of George Hopkins of Logan and Nancy Housman Anderson of Logan. 
Surviving are two sons, Justin Hopkins of Logan and Steven Leroy Hopkins of Sacramento, Calif.; two daughters, Amber Leann Hopkins and Nicole Marie Thompson, both of Logan; two brothers Brian Hopkins of Sacramento, Calif., and Dean Hopkins of Crystal River, Fla.; a sister, Melissa Shirzts of Beaver; and foster parents, Robert and Aline Dean of Gibisonville. 
He was preceded in death by a sister, Angela Lynn Hopkins. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Logan Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Randy Hardman officiating. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. 

BLANCHE L. MOHLER 
Blanche L. Mohler, 83, Lancaster, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Mt. Carmel West. 
She was the widow of Woodrow Mohler. 
She is survived by a daughter, Letha Ann (William) Pickett, Millersport; two sons, Woodrow David (Joyce) Mohler and Donald R. (Jo Ann) Mohler, both of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Emerald Truax of Florida and Clark Truax of Logan; and a sister, Jesse Mae Immelt of Arizona. 
She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers; and one sister. 
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, with Pastor Keith Ruff officiating. 
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Lancaster. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Gideons International, Pilot Dogs or Earth Angels.

DONNA DRAKE 
Donna M. Drake, 54, Glouster, died Saturday, Nov. 29 at her residence. 
Born March 29, 1943, Glouster, daughter of the late John J. and Mary Snowden Jonas, she was married to Wilbur Drake Jr., who survives. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan. 

ELAINE HANKISON 
Elaine H. Hankison, 85, Charlotte Harbor, Fla., formerly of Carbondale, died Thursday, Nov. 27 at Port Charlotte, Fla. 
Born March 18, 1912, Carbondale, daughter of the late Silas M. and Ella Hoak Dunlap, she was the widow of Ivan L. Hankison, who died in 1986. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Asbury United Methodist Church, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 

CHARLES NIXON 
Charles Lewis Nixon, 67, Gore, died Sunday, Nov. 30 at his residence. 
Born Nov. 1, 1930, Logan, son of the late Lewis A. and Rebecca Christian Nixon, he was married to M. Louise Garrabrant Nixon, who survives. 
A Korean War Army veteran, he retired from Selkirk Metalbestos in 1996. He attended New Hope United Methodist Church, Gore. 
Also surviving are a brother-in-law, Monte E. Garrabrant of Logan, and several cousins. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Hope United Methodist Church, Gore, with the Rev. Carolyn Hoskinson officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Hocking County Combined Veterans Organizations. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to New Hope United Methodist Church Building Fund, 9825 Gore Church Road, Logan, Ohio 43138. 

GARNET CRISWELL 
Garnet P. Criswell, 87, Logan, died Saturday, Nov. 29 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Born Feb. 21, 1910, Gore, daughter of Samuel and Margaret Ebert Hood, she was the widow of Walter L. Criswell, who died June 2, 1981. 
She was a homemaker. 
Surviving are a son, Harry L. (Dottie) Criswell of New Straitsville; a granddaughter; five step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and six step-great-grandchildren. 
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy S. Manter; a step-grandson, Ryan Brown; three brothers, Frank, Earl and Harry Hood; and four sisters, Tressie Hood, Della Arnett, Marie White and Bessie Bowlby. 
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Carolyn Hoskinson officiating. 
Burial will be in Gore Cemetery. 
Friends may call 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. 

HAZEL SMATHERS 
Hazel Smathers, 68, Buchtel, died Monday, Dec. 1 at Arcadia Acres, Logan. 
Born Dec. 24, 1928, New Straitsville, daughter of the late William and Florence Martin Rush, she was the widow of Willard Smathers, who died in 1994. 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8, and until service time Wednesday. 

CHRISTOPHER SPOONER 
Christopher Michael Spooner, 19, Millfield, died Saturday, Nov. 29 in Athens County as the result of a camper fire. 
Born April 22, 1978, Athens, he was the son of Michael D. and Cathy Wachenschwanz Spooner of Millfield. 
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 

CHARLES WHITE 
Charles C. White, 63, New Plymouth, died Monday, Dec. 1 in Vinton County. 
Born Sept. 6, 1934, Swan Township, Vinton County, son of the late Francis M. and Romina E. Friend White, he was married to Josephine Cluff White, who survives. 
A member of Mount Carmel Community Church, he was a truck driver for Mercer Lumber Company in McArthur. 
Also surviving are five daughters, Linda K. White, Mrs. Lyndell (Bonnie) Durr and April Joy White, all of Columbus, Mrs. Daniel (Marilyn) Downing of Lexington, N.C., and Rebecca J. White Thompson of McArthur; three sons, Charles Richard White, Daniel C. (Mary) White and Mark Allen White, all of McArthur; 14 grandchildren; a brother, Forrest White of Albany; and a sister, Wanda Rhoades of Massillon. 
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Brooks and Evelyn Rutherford, and two brothers, Holland and Peter White. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Carmel Community Church with the Rev. Paul Mercer officiating. 
Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. 

CLARENCE WOLF 
Clarence Wolf, 64, Orient, formerly of Nelsonville, died Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus. 
Born May 28, 1933, Nelsonville, son of the late Ralph and Adda Howard Wolf, he was married to Wilhelmine Schilling Wolf, who survives. 
Funeral services will be noon Saturday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville. 
Friends may call 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home. 

PATRICIA COE 
Patricia G. Coe, 74, Lancaster, died Dec. 2 at her residence. 
She was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Gladys Abbott. 
Surviving are two sons, Alan R. (Peggy) Coe and Donald O. (Teresa) Coe; five grandsons; three granddaughters and many other friends and relatives. 
She was also preceded in death by a son, Martin A. Coe, and a brother, Kenneth Jr. 
Graveside services and burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, with Pastor Michael Dexter officiating. 
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Cook and Son - Pallay Funeral Home, 1631 Parsons Ave., Columbus. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Good Shepherd Church, 1017 S. Broad St., Lancaster. 

KENNETH VAUGHAN 
Kenneth Eugene Vaughan, 82, Logan, died Thursday, Dec. 4 at Logan Health Care Center following an extended illness. 
Born June 16, 1915, Cleveland, son of the late Harry E. and Helen B. Barton Vaughan, he was the widower of Eliann "Audrey" Clark Vaughan, who died in 1982. 
He retired in 1975 after 39 years of service as a foreman at the former Carborundum Company. 
Surviving are two sons, Fred (Sandy) Vaughan of Logan and Gary (Madonna) Vaughan of Logan; a grandson, Stewart (Melissa) Vaughan of Logan; a great-grandson, Zachary Vaughan of Logan; three step-grandchildren, Mrs. Mike (Darlene) Burba of Lancaster, Tim Hendricks of Lancaster and Melinda Ford of Lancaster; eight step-great-grandchildren, Mrs. Scott (Renee) Pierce of Lancaster, Shawn Montgomery of Lancaster, Debbie Hendricks of Lancaster, Kacie Hendricks of Lancaster, Mike (Jenny) Burba Jr. of Logan; Mrs. Chris (Sonia) Taylor of Baltimore; Nathan Hays of Palm Springs, Calif., and Michelle Hays of Palm Springs, Calif.; and five step-great-great-grandchildren, Nathan Pierce of Lancaster, Austin Pierce of Lancaster, Kalob Burba of Logan, Amanda Taylor of Baltimore and Miranda Taylor of Baltimore. 
He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Roberts Funeral Home, with the Rev. Father James A. Geiger officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Hocking County Division, c/o 295 Midland Place, Logan, Ohio 43138. 

JOSEPH ALLEN JOHNSON JR. 
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in Olive Cemetery, South Perry, for Joseph Allen Johnson Jr., infant son of Joseph Allen and Miranda Foley Johnson Sr. of Logan, who died Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. 
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan. 

CHARLES L. McAFOOES 
Charles L. McAfooes, 69, Athens, died Thursday, Dec. 4 at Doctors Hospital North, Columbus. 
Born Dec. 21, 1927, Glouster, he was the son of the late Talmadge D. and Blanche Ellis McAfooes Sr. 
He was a retired foreman from Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Co. 
Surviving are an ex-wife, Joan Hysell; three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Carla) Bailey of Huber Heights and Mrs. Cary (Cheri) Null of Coolville and Cindy Rose of Dayton; four grandchildren, Angela Knight and Richard Knight, both of Huber Heights, Ryan Rose of Dayton and Jay Rose of Arapahoe, Neb.; two sisters, Alice Moore of Logan and Mrs. Ted (Betty) Tettemer, both of Logan; and two sister-in-laws, Kay McAfooes of Logan and Joan McAfooes of Glouster. 
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William McAfooes and Talmadge McAfooes Jr. 
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster, with the Rev. Willard Love officiating. 
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 

LEWIS "PETE" NEWLAND 
Lewis "Pete" Newland, 76, Laurelville, died Wednesday, Dec. 3 at his residence. 
Born Dec. 16, 1920, son of the late Renick and Eva Bennett Newland, he was married to Geneva Downing Newland, who survives. 
A retired iron worker, he was a member of Local 172, Iron Workers, Laurel Hills United Methodist Church, VFW Post 8657 and Amvets of Logan. 
Also surviving are two sons, Albert "John" Newland and special friend, Veta Cardin, both of Circleville, and Lewis (Marlene) Newland II of Adelphi; two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Sarah) Morehead of Amanda, and Mrs. Darvin (Candy) Eimers of Summer, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Jim Brooks of Chillicothe. 
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville, with the Rev. Lawrence Sullivan officiating. 
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery. 
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Pickaway County of Laurel Hills Church. 

JAMES COMINSKY 
James Franklin Cominsky, 57, Glouster, died Saturday, Dec. 6, while hunting in Morgan County. 
Born Sept. 9, 1940, Jacksonville, son of the late James and Flo Halum Cominsky, he was married to Lois Lee Cominsky, who survives. 
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
The body was cremated. 

DONALD DIAMOND 
Donald E. Diamond, 52, Columbus, died Friday, Dec. 5 at his residence. 
He was the son of the Rev. Elmer and Mary Diamond of Bristol Village, Waverly. 
Also surviving are a brother, Robert E. Diamond of Logan; two sisters, Martha Lowe of Georgia and Patty Schnars of Columbus; four daughters, Laura, Christy, Sherri and Donna, all of Columbus; six nieces, Tricia, Amy, Heather and Mindy Diamond, all of Logan, Debbie Bickford of Georgia and Pam Schnars of Columbus; two nephews, Rusty Lowe of Hillsboro and Mike Schars of Columbus; and 11 grandchildren, all of Columbus. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Maeder-Quint-Tiberi Funeral Home, 1068 S. High St., Columbus, with the Rev. Joseph DuVall officiating. 
Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

REV. WILLARD DUTCHER 
The Rev. Willard L. Dutcher, 76, McArthur, died Saturday, Dec. 6 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. 
Born Feb. 7, 1921, Jackson Township, Vinton County, son of the late James Nelson and Ocie Sowers Dutcher, he was married to Juanita Angel Dutcher, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur. 
Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Vinton County. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 today at the funeral home. 

JACK NOLE LEHMAN 
Jack Nole Lehman, 62, Rockbridge, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 5 in Millfield. 
Born Aug. 28, 1935, Hocking County, he was the son of the late Walter Ladely and Minnie Catherine Drake Lehman. 
He was a welder, having formerly worked for General Clay Brick Company in Logan. He had also previously worked for Peabody Coal Co., Shawnee Coal Co., Texas Offsea Oil Well Drilling Co., Schneider Amusements, Hocking Valley Feed Co., Mac Energy Co., Hocking Valley Welding and Nelson Welding in Logan. 
Surviving are four sons, Tim (Debra) Lehman of Rockbridge, David A. Johnson of Independence, Iowa, Paul Johnson of Fort Irwin, Calif., and Kevin Johnson of Lancaster; a daughter, Debbie Gee of Liberty Hill, Texas; three brothers, Donald C. Lehman, Bruce E. Lehman and Gary L. Lehman, all of Logan; three sisters, Mrs. Robert (Rhonda) Stilson, Mrs. Morgan (Linda) Monroe and Mrs. James (Gail) Barnhart Jr., all of Logan; and several grandparents. 
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Thomas Lehman I; a sister, June Deible; and an infant sister, Norma Jean Lehman. 
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy E. Hardman officiating. 
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. 
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Tuesday. 

PAULINE PALMER 
Pauline Palmer, 79, Logan, died Saturday, Dec. 6 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. 
Born June 27, 1918, Hocking County, she was the daughter of the late Augustine and Elizabeth "Libby" Smart Palmer. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home. 
Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday. 

SARA STROHMEYER 
Sara Forrest Strohmeyer, 88, Glouster, died Sunday, Dec. 7 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, The Plains. 
Born Nov. 4, 1909, Hollister, daughter of the late Lewis and Bertha Lehew Warehime, she was the widow of Harold Strohmeyer. 
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home. 

JAMES KARSHNER 
James R. Karshner, 81, Buchtel, died Monday, Dec. 8 at Doctors North Hospital, Columbus. 
Born March 11, 1916, Logan, son of the late Merl and Hazel Comly Karshner, he was married to Elizabeth Newman Karshner, who survives. 
A retired foreman for General Clay in Diamond, he was a Logan High School graduate and a member of Buchtel United Methodist Church. 
Also surviving are a son, Jay Karshner of Columbus; a brother, Joe (Pat) Karshner of Lancaster; a sister, Jane Sharrow of Algonac, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. 
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Carlson officiating. 
No calling hours will be observed. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Buchtel United Methodist Church, 17890 N. Akron Ave., Buchtel, Ohio 45716. 
Arrangements are by Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 

IVY PEART 
Ivy M. Peart, 69, Glouster, died Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Arcadia Nursing Center, Coolville. 
Born Sept. 27, 1928, Circleville, daughter of the late Raymond and Lula Snyder Dixon, she was the widow of Robert Peart. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster. 
Burial will be in Glouster Cemetery. 
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home. 

LUELLA SIX 
Luella Jane Coe Six, 69, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. 
Born June 15, 1928, Athens County, daughter of the late Carl and Dora Brown Coe and step-mother, the late Edith Coe, she was married for 45 years to Richmond A. Six, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Athens. 
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. 

STEVE TOTH 
Steve Toth, 85, Glouster, died Wednesday, Dec. 10 at his residence. 
Born Dec. 24, 1911, Athens County, son of the late Steve and Julia Racz Toth, he was married to Lillian Marie Dixon Toth, who survives. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 
Burial will be in Conner Cemetery, Buchtel. 
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

EARL "BOB" STILWELL 
Earl R. "Bob" Stilwell, 69, New Marshfield, died Thursday, Dec. 11 at Mark Rest Center, McConnelsville. 
Born Jan. 12, 1928, New Floodwood, he was the son of the late Mable Stilwell Dowler and stepfather Amos Dowler. 
The body will be cremated, and no public calling hours will be observed. 
Arrangements are by Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville. 

GRACE A. HOKE 
Grace Avenell Hoke, 81, Worthington, formerly of Logan, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 12 at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville. 
Born May 12, 1916, Jackson, daughter of the late Warren I. And Emma Mae Rawliness Williams, she was the widow of Everett G. Hoke, who died July 17, 1986. 
She was a homemaker. 
Surviving are a son, Ray E. Hoke of Logan; a daughter, Lena Solt of Worthington; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Vernon Barrell officiating. 
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home.


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