Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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March 30-April 4

JOHN BISHOP
John Bishop, 83, Nelsonville, died Friday, March 27 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Nov. 25, 1914, Nelsonville, son of the late Allen and Nola Bishop, he was the widower of Eileen Hartley Bishop.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

BERTHA BLACKSTON
Bertha B. Blackston, 93, Logan, died Saturday, March 28 at Heartland-Fairfield Retirement Center, Pleasantville.
Born March 6, 1905, Perry County, daughter of the late Amos and Rilla Crook Huber, she was the widow of John S. Blackston.
A seamstress, she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Marion Grange and the Homemakers Club.
Surviving are a son, Harold F. (Ruby) Blackston of Logan; six grandchildren, Terry (Mary) Blackstone, Mrs. Edward (Karolyn) Lawrence, Mrs. Ernie (Diane) Holcomb, Mrs. Chuck (Dyan) Van Sickle, Mrs. Dexter (Cheryl) Butler and Mrs. Damon (Vikki) Kuhn; and a sister, Isal Kuentz of Columbus.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Helen; two brothers, Pearly and Ervin Huber; and two sisters, Ines Bell and Rosie Huber.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

MARTHA BLACKSTONE
Martha L. Blackstone, 64, Rockbridge, died Friday, March 27 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born July 16, 1933, Hocking County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Alice Primmer Davis.
Retired from the Drew Shoe Factory in Lancaster after 33 years of service as a sewing machine operator, she was a member of Union Church near Rockbridge and a graduate of Rockbridge High School.
Surviving are a son, Jerry (Lois) Blackstone of Rockbridge; a daughter, Mary Fink of Logan; two grandchildren, Mrs. Larry (Sherie) Sowers of Logan and Matthew (Heather) Blackstone of Rockbridge; a great-grandson, Kevin Sowers of Logan; former husband Carlwin "Blackie" Blackstone of Rockbridge; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Davis, and three sisters, Helen Mae Davis, Mary Faye Davis and June Woodson.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Diora J. Shahan officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.

RICHARD GUINTHER
Richard C. Guinther, 79, Glouster, died Friday, March 27 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, The Plains.
Born June 29, 1918, Akron, son of the late Charles and Elizabeth Cox Guinther, he was married to Norma Thompson Guinther, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Glouster United Methodist Church.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. today at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.

FLORENCE HICK
Florence Hick, 92, Logan, formerly of Nelsonville, died Saturday, March 28 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born Dec. 5, 1905, Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Alice Mathena Hick.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at New Marshfield Cemetery.
Friends may call 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

DANIEL NOGRADY
Daniel Lee Nogrady, 57, Millfield, died Monday, March 30 at his residence.
Born July 15, 1940, Glouster, he was the son of Frances Strausbaugh Nogrady of Jacksonville and the late Alex Nogrady.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

JUDITH PERRY
Judith Hope Perry, 60, Logan, died Tuesday, March 31 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, following an extended illness.
Born Jan. 12, 1938, Point Pleasant, W.Va., daughter of the late James F. and Vada M. Worrell Morrison, she was the widow of Franklin Roger Perry, who died April 25, 1992.
A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, she was a retired registered nurse, having served as surgery supervisor for Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Surviving are three sons, Geoffrey F. Perry of Logan, James S. (Kendra) Perry of Logan and John M. (Debra) Perry of Logan; a granddaughter, Caroline Perry of Logan; a brother, Michael (Jean) Morrison of Alexandria; and four sisters-in-law, Lettie Morrison of Huntsville, Ala., Mary Morrison of Charleston, W.Va., Dorothy Morrison of Point Pleasant, W.Va. and Betty Morrison of Henderson, W.Va.
She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Frank, Bruce, Richard and James Morrison.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dennis R. Daley officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at Roberts Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

OLIVE JUNE KLINE
Olive June Kline, 91, Logan, died Wednesday, April 1 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home, Lancaster.
Born Oct. 24, 1906, Hocking County, daughter of the late Charles and Lillian Disbennett Wright, she was the widow of George S. Kline, who died in 1986.
A member of the VFW Auxiliary in Logan, she attended Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are a son, Donald (Pat) Kline of Logan; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Judy) Williams of Logan and Mrs. Richard (Sue) McCormick of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Richard Kline; a grandson, Chris Fetherolf; two sisters, Mae Mundy and Daisy Canan; and a brother, Charles Vernon Wright.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Larry Poling officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at the funeral home.

JOSEPH MARINKO
Joseph Arthur Marinko, 82, Logan, died Monday, March 30 at Logan Health Care Center following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 8, 1915, Benld, Ill., son of the late John and Anna Hanus Marinko, he was married for 53 years to Lemma Jean Lloyd Marinko, who survives.
A World War II Army Air Corp veteran, he was a retired truck driver for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich., after 25 years of service. He was a charter lifetime member of VFW 6854 in Logan, a member of Murray City American Legion Post 420, St. John Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, St. James Council 2299 and Scenic Hills Senior Citizens Club.
Also surviving are two sons, Les (Karen) Marinko of Troy, Mich., and Frank Marinko of West Bloomfield, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert J. (Julie) Plunk of Jackson, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Jerome Marinko; a brother, Andrew (Anne) Marinko of Livonia, Mich.; and a sister, Ann Bundy of Ward, Ark.
He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Bliss Marinko; a brother, John Marinko; and an infant sister, Mary Marinko.
Funeral Mass was celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Richard J. Pendolphi officiating.
Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, where military graveside services were conducted by the Combined Veterans of Hocking County.

ORIS V. CHADWELL
Services for Oris V. Chadwell, 83, 19499 Congress St., Trimble, who died Thursday, April 2 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, The Plains, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Son of the late Allen and Mamie (Devore) Chadwell, he was born Aug. 21, 1914 at Millfield.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie (Lantz) Chadwell, Trimble.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield.

EUGENE B. DAVIS
Services for Eugene B. Davis, 78, Logan, who died Thursday, April 2 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Immanuel United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating.
Retired from Prudential Insurance Company after 40 years, he also was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a former member of Logan City Council.
Son of the late Errett and Bertha Williams Davis, he was born Nov. 11, 1919 at Dayton. He was a member of the Methodist Men, Logan Amvets and a former Rotarian and Jaycee.
Survivors include his wife, Virgene Mace Davis; a son, James (Cheryl) Davis, Pompano Beach, Fla.; a grandson, Eric (Cathy) Davis, Kernersville, N.C.; three sisters, Gloria Byard, Athens, Clara Maffett, Dayton, and Beverly Webb, Bowersville.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Porter.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Hocking County Combined Color Guard Unit at Oak Grove Cemetery.

ELIZABETH ANNE "BETSY" McQUAID
Elizabeth Anne "Betsy" McQuaid, 66, Carbon Hill, died Thursday, Aug. 2 at Doctors North Hospital, Columbus.
She was a former employee of Sylvania Corporation, Metpar Corporation, Luckoff's Store, Martha's Gift Shop and Patti Rae's Clothing Store, all Nelsonville, and was bookkeeper of the Carbon Hill Water Association.
Daughter of the late Edward P. and Ethel Coe Levins, she was born Aug. 20, 1931. She was a member of Carbon Hill Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, William "Bill" and Sandy McQuaid, Topshan, Maine, and Jack B. and Joyce McQuaid, Carbon Hill; four grandchildren, who knew her as "The Happening Grandma," Billy, Sherry, Heidi and Bub McQuaid; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Evelyn and Robert Eckels and Jane and Terry Taggart, all Nelsonville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Lee McQuaid, in 1989.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Souers Funeral Home, where services will be at 1 p.m. Monday with Rev. Randy Hardman officiating.
Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery.

JUDITH ANN BUSH THOMPSON
Judith Ann Bush Thompson, 65, Rockbridge, died Friday, April 3 at her residence.
Daughter of the late Leonard and Lillian Smart Bush, she was born April 17, 1932 in Hocking County. She attended the Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include five sons and a daughter-in-law, Mike Rosser, Logan, and Dale Miller, Ralph Eddie Miller, Rick Rosser and Terry and Paula Rosser, all Rockbridge; a daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Lester Shields, Rockbridge; three stepdaughters, Pam Thompson Benguin, Michigan, Jewell Miller Peters, Lancaster, and Robin Thompson Jordan, Alabama; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel Bush, Logan, and Ronald Bush, New Lexington; and her ex-husband, Robert L. Rosser, Streetsboro.
She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Rosser; two brothers, Larry and Dean Bush; a sister, Arlene Bush; and husbands, Harold Miller Jr. and Robert Thompson.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, where services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Diora Shahan and Rev. Ralph Cordle officiating. Interment will be at Knollwood Cemetery, Enterprise.

April 6-11

RUTH GLENN
Ruth Marie Glenn, 85, Nelsonville, died Saturday, April 4 at University Medical Center, Columbus.
Born June 27, 1912, Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Todd and Laura Bells Hannahs Spencer.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Nelsonville United Methodist Church.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

BARBARA HARBER
Barbara Jean Harber, 52, Lancaster, died Sunday, April 5 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born Nov. 20, 1945, Ross County, daughter of Paul L. and Charlotte Chambers Williard, she was married to Ernie Harber, who survives.
She was a member of Circleville Community Mission and was a 1963 graduate of Laurelville High School.
Also surviving are three sons, Steven Tomlinson of Amanda, Paul Tomlinson of Laurelville and Donald Phillips of Lancaster; two daughters, Darcy MacMaster and Rebecca Howard, both of Kingston; a stepson, Jeff Harber of Circleville; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Harber of Texas; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Williard of Amanda and Dale Williard of Stoutsville; three sisters, Sharon Davis and Marlene Hedges, both of Laurelville, and Debra Jones of Kingston; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Taylor Funeral Home, Amanda, with the Rev. Keith Davis officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Cemetery, Circleville.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Circleville Community Mission.

HELEN WILSON
Helen M. Wilson, 64, Laurelville, died Saturday, April 4 at Berger Hospital, Circleville.
Born Dec. 18, 1933, Pickaway County, daughter of Bernice Thompson Woodward and the late Lawrence Woodward, she was married to Robert Wilson, who survives.
She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ in Christian Union, VFW Auxiliary and Red Man Lodge.
Also surviving are two daughters, Deborah Johnson and Pam Arledge, both of Laurelville; three sons, Keith (Toni) Lines of South Bloomingville, James Wilson of Laurelville and Leslie (Jeanna) Wilson of Laurelville; a brother, Dwight Woodward of Reynoldsburg; a sister, Lila Hettinger of Laurelville; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville, with the Rev. Leland Johnson officiating.
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Diabetes Association.

JAMES EVANS
James William Evans, 58, Lancaster, former resident of Logan and Zanesville, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 5 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born Sept. 4, 1939, Logan, he was the son of the late Foster and Hazel Tucker Evans.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a retired electric auto parts assembler for United Technology of Zanesville.
Surviving are three sons, James R. (Holly) Evans of Lancaster, Shawn A. (Joan) Evans of Lancaster and Jason T. Evans of Columbus; a daughter, Beth Jones of Lancaster; and 10 grandchildren, Tyler, Kathryn, Lindsay, Alison and Marikate Evans, all of Lancaster, Nathan, Josh and Matt Jones, all of Lancaster, Joshua Smith of Lancaster and Brooklin Evans of Columbus.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Lawrence H. Myers officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Veterans Organizations of Hocking County.

NEIL WALLAR
Neil Michael Wallar, 19, Logan, died Sunday, April 5 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 9, 1979, Columbus, he was the son of Judge Richard M. and Sharon G. Johnson Wallar of Logan.
A 1997 graduate of Logan High School, he was an employee of Kilbarger Construction Company of Logan and was active in the Logan recreational programs of soccer, baseball, flag football and Bobcats basketball. He played varsity soccer at Logan High School for four years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he was actively involved with the youth group.
Also surviving are a sister, Michelle L. Wallar; maternal grandparents James (Katherine) Johnson of Phoenix, Ariz.; paternal great-grandmother Grace Simon of Zanesville; four aunts, Terry Southwick of Columbus, Mrs. Jack (Jennifer) Eastham of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Wally (Holly) Shores and Mrs. Bob (Rebecca) Embree, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several cousins.
Also surviving is an uncle, Vincent (Suzanne) Wallar of Newark.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Galen R. Work and Dr. G. Kenneth Shafer officiating.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home and from 10:30 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Logan High School soccer team, 57 S. Walnut St., Logan, Ohio 43138.

DONALD POLING
Donald Leo Poling, 67, Bloomingdale, N.J., formerly of Laurelville, died Monday, April 6 in Bloomingdale.
Born Feb. 16, 1930, son of the late Simon and Ethel Poling, he was married to Delores Poling, who survives.
Graveside services will take place today in Bloomingdale.

FORREST WHITNEY
Forrest J. Whitney, 69, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, April 7 at Rockmill Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster.
Born Feb. 13, 1929, Pittsburgh Hollow, Hocking County, daughter of the late Herbert Nelson and Blanche Deloris McDonald Edgell, she was the widow of Donald R. Whitney, who died Nov. 24, 1994.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Private interment of ashes will be held at the Whitney Family Cemetery.
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

HAROLD "ED" HILES
Harold "Ed" Hiles, 63, died Thursday, April 9 at the home of his daughter, Marylee Hunter.
Born May 29, 1934, Lancaster, he was the son of the late George W. and Ruth Thomas Hiles.
A retired heavy equipment operator for Kokosing in Frederickstown, he was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 18 of Cleveland, and a member of Eagles Lodge 2252 of Columbus.
Surviving is his former wife, Josephine Elder of Crown City; three daughters, Mrs. Mike (Teri) Lauer of Florida, Mrs. Roger Vennen (Jana Hiles) of Florida and Mrs. Larry (Marylee) Hunter of Crown City; two sons, Steve (Sarah) Hiles of Columbus and Gregg (Janine) Hiles of Sycamore Valley; a former wife, Ginny Hiles of Virginia; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hiles.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Monday in Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi, Ross County, with Pastor Bob Steck officiating.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or to Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.

MAY ISABELLA BOWES
Funeral service for May Isabella Bowes, 85, Logan, formerly of Cleveland, who died unexpectedly Thursday, April 9 in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Ky., will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 13 in the Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church, 5312 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst (Cleveland), with Rev. Galen R. Work, Rev. Harry Eberts and Rev. Harry Bigelow officiating.
Mrs. Bowes was a homemaker and formerly had worked as a school secretary in the South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District.
Daughter of the late John and Mary (Kerr) Michael, she was born May 24, 1912 in Cleveland. She had been very active in church and school activities throughout her life and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Logan.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald A. and Kay Bowes, Wilmington, Del.; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara M. and Dr. John P. Smith Jr., Logan; six grandchildren; Kim (John) Pridemore, Clayton, Del., Sandy (Matt) Grulke and Jim Bowes, both Wilmington, Del., John P. Smith III, Alliance. Katherine M. "Katie" Smith, Columbus; and Thomas M. Smith, Logan; two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Michael Pridemore, Clayton, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Bowes, in 1979; an infant son, Timmy Bowes; two brothers; and three sisters.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Roberts Funeral Home, Logan and from noon until the service at the church,
Burial will be in LakeView Cemetery, Cleveland.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The First Presbyterian Church, 2 W. Hunter St., Logan, Ohio 43138.

LILLIAN W. LEEPER
Lillian W. Damsel Leeper, 91, died Wednesday, April 8.
She was the widow of William Leeper.
An Ohio State University and Kathryn Gibbs of Boston, Mass. graduate. she was active in several civic organizations, including Gray Ladies of the American Red Cross. She taught piano for many years in her home at Riverlea.
Surviving are four nieces, Virginia Ralston of Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. James (Constance) Thather of Munising, Mich.; Mrs. Norville (Sharon) Hall of Northport, Mich. and Mrs. William (Lillian) Bethel of Orlando, Fla.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, William Damsel; and a sister, Kathryn Raymer.
Graveside funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Worthington.
Arrangements are by Schoedinger East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus.
The family suggests contributions be made to Wintersong Village, Laurelville.
The family would like to thank the dedicated staff of Wintersong Village for its loving care.

April 13-18

OLA CUNNINGHAM
Ola Faye Cunningham, 70, Doanville, died Saturday, April 11 at Doctors North Hospital, Columbus.
Born March 13, 1928, Athens County, daughter of the late Frank and Jenna Marie Woodgerd Perry, she was married to Robert "Bob" Cunningham, who survives.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

JAMES HANNON
James E. Hannon, 77, Logan, died Thursday, April 9 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born March 19, 1921, Troy, son of the late William and Margaret Kuhn Hannon, he was married to Dorothy M. Hildebrandt Cox Hannon, who survives.
A retired employee of Selkirk Metalbestos of Logan, he was a former employee of National Supply Co. and the former Wesley Ogg Ford Garage of Logan and the former NATCO Company of Haydenville.
Also surviving are two stepsons, Richard (Velma) Cox and Edward Cox, all of Logan, and a half-sister, Mary Harmon of Amanda.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Violet Virginia "Sue" Wray Hannon, and a half-brother, Clarence Beery.
No funeral services will be held. Mr. Hannon has been cremated per his request and his ashes will be interred in Fairview Cemetery near Rockbridge at a later date.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

HAYWARD PRITCHARD
Hayward Pritchard, 76, Circleville, died Monday, April 13 at Chillicothe VA Hospital.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home.

MATTHEW WRIGHT
Matthew Wright, 89, Athens County, died Monday, April 13 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born Sept. 12, 1908, Athens County, son of the late Albert and Ida Bell Wright, he was married for 67 years to Edith Smith Wright, who survives.
Funeral services will be held noon Wednesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. today with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8, and also two hours prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.

MELVIN BLACKBURN
Melvin L. Blackburn, 81, Nelsonville, died suddenly Wednesday, April 15 at Doctor's Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born Nov. 7, 1916, Sugar Grove, son of the late Jacob and Grace Blackburn, he was the widower of Virginia North Blackburn, who died in 1996.
He was a 1935 graduate of Crawford Institute High School, Sugar Grove. He established Blackburn Appliance in 1945 and was a prominent businessman in Nelsonville for more than 40 years. He and his wife owned and operated the former Midnight Inn during the 1960s and later owned and operated Hal's Drive Inn.
He sold the first color television in Nelsonville and later started the first TV cable system in Nelsonville. He was a member of St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, Nelsonville Elks 543 and Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce. He was also an avid bowler.
Surviving are a son, Melvin Joseph (Nickie Keller) Blackburn of Nelsonville; two daughters, Mary Blackburn Sparks of Nelsonville and Julie Ann Blackburn of Waverly; and six grandchildren, Charles Melvin Hitchings of Columbus, John Richard (Sandi) Hurd of Buchtel, Melvin J. Blackburn Jr. and Thomas Wayne Schmitz of Nelsonville, Racheal Tabatha Sparks of Vermillion; Debra Mary Blackburn of Nelsonville and Keller Joseph Blackburn of Nelsonville.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Graf Blackburn, who died in 1974.
Wake services will be held 8:30 p.m. today at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, Buchtel, with the Rev. Father John Mucha officiating.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9. Additional calling hours will be observed from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home.
Special services of B.P.O.E. 543 will be held 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

ANGEL COURTNEY
Angel Courtney, infant daughter of Robbie Courtney, Logan, and Melissa Sheward, Nelsonville, died at birth Thursday, April 16 at Doctors West Hospital, Columbus.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by the Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

LUZ LUCY JACKSON
Luz Lucy Jackson, 77, died Friday, April 17 at Mount Carmel Hospital West, Columbus.
Born Aug. 28, 1920, Pueblo, Calif., daughter of the late Rosendo and Fernanda Cardona Sotelo, she was married to Byron C. Jackson, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Olympia Bejar, Chihuahua, Mexico, Xochil Nevarez, Oakland, Calif., and Cecilia Foss, San Leandro, Calif.; a brother, Raymond Rivaz, Pueblo, Colo.; a sister, Herlinda Lopez, Los Angeles, Calif.; and 15 grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating.
Mrs. Jackson will be cremated. There is to be no interment at this time.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

NORA B. JARVIS
Nora B. Jarvis, 79, Glouster, died Thursday, April 16 at her daughter's residence.
Born June 25, 1918, Athens County, daughter of the late Lewis and Sena Mae (Williams) Slater, she was the widow of Francis Jarvis.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home.

EDWARD D. LINSCOTT
Edward D. Linscott, 84, Athens, died Thursday, April 16 at his home after an extended illness.
Born Nov. 19, 1913, Hooper Ridge, Ames Township, son of the late Arza and Ida Anderson Linscott, he was married for 61 years to Eileen Lans Linscott, who died in 1995.
Retired from Ohio University, he was the former co-owner of the Amesville Mill & Ferguson Tractor Business and was breeder and originator of Mr. Ed's Brittanys. He was a 1932 graduate of Ames Bern High School and a member of Hooper Ridge Church of Christ and The Ruffed Grouse Society and was a 51-year member of Masonic Lodge 278, Amesville. He also was a former Athens County 4-H adviser.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Paul (Mary Ann) Kilzer of Millfield, Mrs. Paul (Patricia) Brown of Logan, Mrs. Larry (Karen) Dean of Athens and Mrs. Myron "Pete" (Linda) Hart of Guysville; two sons, David (Lori) Linscott and Don (Cathy) Linscott, all of Athens; 18 grandchildren, Krista Kilzer; Shane, Holly, Zachary and Seth Linscott; Melissa Bail; Leticia, Myron and Lindsey Hart; Mrs. Stanley (Cathy) Strode, Louis (Kerensa) Kilzer, Mrs. Randy (Paula) Wahl; Tim (Phyllis) Brown; Todd (Sheri) Dean; Sean (Kris) Dean; Mrs. Jeff (Heather) Frost; Mrs. Brent (Michele) Bissell; and Arza (Sandy) Linscott; two step-grandchildren, Dustin Zofchak and Denika Moon; 16 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and three sisters-in-law, Sarah and Ruth Linscott of Millfield and Helen Linscott of The Plains.
He also was preceded in death by four sisters, Audrey Woolley, Grace Gabriel, Pearl Betz and Ruth Linscott; and five brothers, Floyd, Glenn, Harry, Israel and Carroll Linscott.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Jack Sedwick officiating.
Burial will be in Hooper Ridge Cemetery, Ames Township, Athens County.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Saturday at the funeral home.
Masonic services will be conducted by Amesville Lodge 278 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


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