Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1998

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November 2 - 7, 1998

GEORGE FULK
George W. Fulk, 89, Logan, died Sunday, Nov. 1 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born May 2, 1909, Patricksburg, Ind., son of the late Grover and Florence I. Schmalz Fulk, he was the widower of Betty Ruth Wedding Fulk.
He was retired as a purchaser for Ayers Department Store in Chicago, Ill. He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and the Scenic Hills Senior Citizens Club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Anna Jean) Morgan of Logan; a half-brother, Donald M. Fulk of Indianapolis, Ind.; a half-sister, Mrs. Carl (Lavada) Williams of Indianapolis, Ind.; and a stepdaughter, Sue Witte of Rockbridge.
He also was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Gweneth Witte.
Memorial services will be 8 p.m. Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Elhard officiating.
Burial will be held at a later date in Arlington East Hill Cemetery, Arlington, Ind.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

DENVER KITTLE
Denver Kittle, 86, Glouster, died Friday, Oct. 30 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
Born March 27, 1912, Homer Township, Morgan County, son of the late Eli and Dora Mingus Kittle, he was married to Freda Buck Kittle, who survives.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Homer Township, Morgan County.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today and 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.

ELEANOR McGRATH
Eleanor Briley McGrath, 75, Logan, died Sunday, Nov. 1 at University Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Jan. 27, 1923, Carbon Hill, daughter of the late Oren Lester and Gertrude Lucinda Coe Briley, she was married Nov. 9, 1942 to Richard E. McGrath, who survives.
A 1941 graduate of Carbon Hill High School, she was a member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church.
Also surviving are a son, Robert (fiance Deborah Daniels) McGrath of Upper Sandusky; three daughters, Mrs. Harry (Lucille) Kinser of Dayton, Mrs. Charles (Linda) Lanning of Cincinnati and Mrs. James (Ruth) Lanning of Columbus; extended family Terry (Ruth Ann) McGrath of Logan and Floyd (Betty) McGrath of Lancaster; a brother, Robert Briley of Chillicothe; a sister, Wanda Cowles of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters-in-law, Eileen Smith of New Straitsville and Ruth Reynolds of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Ritchason and Betty Evans.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Lanning officiating.
Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

LUCILLE WHITE
Lucille White, 63, Germantown, formerly of Logan, died Saturday, Oct. 31 at Friendly Nursing Home, Germantown, following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 24, 1935, Coles County, Ill., she was the daughter of Earlene Bates McVey Freeman of Logan and the late Charles McVey.
A member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a former member of the Hocking Valley Varieties, she had formerly been a cook at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Also surviving are two sons, Gerald D. Owsley of Lancaster and Charles L. Owsley of Logan; two daughters, Joyce Z. Lauver of Germantown and Bobbie L. Bennett of Lancaster; a brother, Ted D. McVey of Logan; a sister, Elinda A. Wing of Cincinnati; and six grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Ann Toney, who died in 1986, and an infant sister, Betty Louise McVey.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert E. Dauber officiating.
Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery, Falls Township, Hocking County.
Friends may call one hour prior to services Sunday at the funeral home.

WILLIAM ROBERT WRAY
William Robert Wray, 76, Logan, died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 30 in the emergency room of Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born June 13, 1922, Hocking County, son of the late Pearl and Sophia Simmons Wray, he was married to Juanita Mae Ballinger Wray, who survives.
A World War II Navy veteran, he retired in 1976 from Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, Newark, after 29 years of service. He also owned and operated Hardlyable Lumber Company of Logan.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Melonie) Brierley of Logan; three sons, Bill (Tammy) Wray of Logan, Tim Wray of Logan and Kevin Wray of Logan; two brothers, John Wray of Filmore, Ind., and Jim Wray of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Lester (Harriet) Mays of Logan; and seven grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by a son, Kelly D. Wray, who died in 1992; two sisters, Violet Hannon and Edith Clark; and four brothers, Paul, Roy, Arthur and Pearl Wray Jr.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence M. Thompson officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens near Rockbridge.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Combined Veterans of Hocking County.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

SHELIA A. DEDMON
Shelia A. Dedmon, 52, Oregon, died Sunday, Nov. 1 at The Toledo Hospital.
Born Sept. 7, 1946, daughter of Richard Armstrong of Xenia and Lillian McKee Merritt of Oregon, she was married to Daniel D. Dedmon Jr., who survives.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to March of Dimes, 1500 W. Third Ave., Suite 303, Columbus, Ohio 43212.

JOHN W. MATHENY
John Wesley Matheny, 84, Hollister, died Tuesday, Nov. 3 at his residence.
Born May 27, 1914, he was the son of the late Webster and Mary Collison Matheny.
Graveside funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Hollister Cemetery.
Burial will be in Hollister Cemetery.
No calling hours will be observed.

NAOMI BOND FRANCE
Naomi Bond France, 84, Nelsonville, died Thursday, Nov. 5 at Pine Hills Continuing Care Center, Nelsonville.
Born Feb. 24, 1914, Nelsonville, daughter of the late Wesley S. and Emma Green McMannis, she was married to Harold Webster France, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home.

November 16 - 21, 1998

VIOLET POPE
Violet E. Pope, 85, Logan, died Saturday, Nov. 14 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born Jan. 24, 1913, Africa, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late James N. and Nancy E. Willison Stanforth.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

RUTH THOMPSON
Ruth B. Thompson, 63, Logan, died Monday, Nov. 16 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born Sept. 18, 1935, Hocking County, daughter of the late Chester and Lucille Myrtle Blake Sr., she was married to John R. Thompson, who survives.
Retired from AT&T in Columbus, she was a member of Venus Chapter 76 Order of the Eastern Star in Logan and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Also surviving are a son, Frank Jamison of Logan; three daughters, Mrs. Wesley (Pam) Hicks of Gore, Mrs. Steve (Peggy) Shaw of Logan and Mrs. Alan (Cindy) Downs of Logan; three stepchildren, Joe and Jeff Thompson of Junction City and Joyce Hill of Buckeye Lake; seven grandchildren, Amy Tootle, Jason Hicks, Matt Shaw, Shelby Shaw, Eddie Downs, Shawn Downs and Amanda Downs; five step-grandchildren; and a sister, Charlotte Blake of Logan.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Chester Blake Jr.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Revs. Charles Spier and Don Downs officiating.
Entombment will be in New Fairview Mausoleum, Rockbridge.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home.

WILLIAM LAWSON
William C. "Junior" Lawson, 80, North Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, Nov. 17 following an extended illness.
Born in Jane Lew, W.Va., son of the late William Coke and Hazel Swisher Lawson, he was married for 58 years to Rachel Crawford Lawson, who survives.
A farmer and a gas and oil well driller for most of his life, he was also an employee of the Athens County Department of Transportation. He was a long-standing member of the Masonic Lodge and also a former member of South Canaan Baptist Church. Retiring to Fort Myers, Fla. in 1981, he joined Grace Bible Church and participated actively in the Russell Park Civic Association in East Fort Myers.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Garry (Juanita) Parsons of North Fort Myers, Fla.; a son, William Edward "Ed" (Shelley) Lawson of Logan; a sister, Geraldine Nicholson of Athens; two brothers, Donald W. "Doc" Lawson of Guysville and Dorsey D. Lawson of New Marshfield; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Monte McCune officiating.
Burial will be in South Canaan Cemetery.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to one's church or favorite charity.

MARJORIE WEGHORST
Marjorie L. Weghorst, 87, Sugar Grove Square, Westerville, died Sunday, Nov. 15 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
She was the widow of Paul L. Weghorst.
Retired from Rockwell International, she was a very active member of Linden Church of the Nazarene, which is now New Albany First Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Joyce) Mehrle of Westerville; a son, Frederick (Sally) Weghorst of Logan; seven grandchildren, Mrs. Roger (Sherri) Bishop of Bucyrus, Greg Mehrle of Columbus, Mrs. Charles (Cathy) Tuthill of Marysville, Dr. Christopher (Brenda) Weghorst of Pickerington, Mrs. Kent (Kelly) Estep of South Charleston, W.Va., and Dr. Thaddeus (Susan) Weghorst of Mount Vernon; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lon (Virginia) Brant of Sciotoville; four sisters, Mrs. Vernon (Georgia) Filkins, Carrie Brant, Esther Schwamberger and Mrs. Henry (Betty) Turner, all of Sciotoville; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lori Weghorst; two brothers, Earl and William; and two sisters, Elizabeth and Jessie.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at New Albany First Church of the Nazarene, 6000 Johnstown Road, with Pastor Larry McNutt officiating.
Burial will be in Glen Rest Memorial Estate.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 today at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville.

GERTRUDE NORTH
Gertrude E. North, 85, Athens, died Wednesday, Nov. 18 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.
Born Jan. 3, 1913, Athens County, daughter of the late Silas and Eva Hale Davis, she was the widow of Howard G. North, who died March 13.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

JESSIE PICKENS
Jessie F. Pickens, 91, formerly of McArthur and Logan, died Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Minerva Park Nursing Center.
She was the widow of Harold Pickens.
A longtime member of the Nazarene church in McArthur, she was also a member of the choir and enjoyed her passion of singing and playing the piano.
Surviving are many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She also was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Elks Cemetery, McArthur.
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. today at Schoedinger Margarum Chapel, 335 W. Old Johnstown Road (at Stygler Road), Gahanna.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 3740 Ridgemill Drive, P.O. Box 21-8182, Columbus, Ohio 43221.

WILLARD WEBSTER WELLS
Willard Webster Wells, retired Baltimore, Md.-area YMCA executive, died of a heart attack Feb. 15 at his apartment at Elkridge Estates.
Wells began his career with the YMCA in Ohio in 1952 and worked in New York before he directed branches at Franklin and Cathedral streets in Baltimore and in Catonsville. He retired in 1986.
After he retired, he was executive director of Activity in Maturity, a senior citizens program in the Homewood area, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University, until the early 1990s.
Born in Logan, Wells enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II and served as a flight engineer aboard B-24 Liberator bombers in the Galapagos Islands.
After the war, he earned a bachelor's degree from Hillsdale College in Michigan in 1950. He did graduate work at Oberlin College and George Williams College in Chicago, Ill.
He was active in the Senior Olympics and was a member of the Civitan Club and Community Breakfast Program at Hopkins.
He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, the former Dorothy Keller; two sons, Lewis A. Wells of New Orleans and Corliss K. Wells of Scituate, Mass.; a daughter, Sarah W. Bowen of St. Louis, Mo.; a sister, Constance W. Smith of Spruce, Mich.; and six grandchildren.
Graveside memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Hoffman officiating.
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

RALPH E. FOLTZ
Ralph E. Foltz, 91, Canton, died Friday, Nov. 20 at Aultman Hospital.
Born in Logan, he was the son of the late Edgar and Almeda Hansel Foltz. He was the widower of Annette Russell Foltz, who died March 2, 1992.
He retired in 1971 after 30 years service from Massillon Steel Casting. He was a member of International Brick Collectors Association.
Surviving are a daughter, Annabelle Hamilton of Cincinnati; a son, James D. Foltz of Canton; a sister, Waveline Wyskiver of Union Furnace; a brother, Carl Foltz of Canton; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Hamilton, Grace Karshner, Edna Grimm and Charlotte Rheinscheld; three brothers, Joe, Ernest and Rugg Foltz; and one grandson.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Atkinson-Feught-Shaidnagle Funeral Home, Massillon, with the Rev. John Brownsberger officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hills Burial Park.
Friends may call one hour prior to services Monday at the funeral home.

DOROTHY JEAN MILLER
Dorothy Jean Miller, 70, Logan, died Friday, Nov. 20 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital after an extended illness.
Born Nov. 16, 1928, Logan, daughter of the late Lester Ocenus and Emma Fanchion Blosser Aurand, she was married to Eugene C. "Dutch" Miller, who survives.
She had worked for the former Logan Pottery Company and was a deli-clerk for Dutch's Deli. She was a girl scout leader for several years and a former member of Marion Grange.
Also surviving are two daughters, Peter (Penny D.) Arsenault of Marietta and Richard (Pamela J.) Roach of Punta Gorda, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Virginia Alice) Brown of Logan; and a beloved niece and her family, Patty and Norman Fry of Logan.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert E. Dauber officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Good Hope Township, Hocking County.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home.

November 23 - 30, 1998

GERALDINE BARTLETT
Geraldine Bartlett, 67, Logan, died Saturday, Nov. 21 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
Born April 19, 1931, Hocking County, daughter of the late Charles H. and Gladys V. Sater Hopkins, she was the widow of James Harvey Bartlett.
A nurses assistant, she was a member of Union Furnace United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Bartlett of Logan and Mrs. Ron (Pam) Simpson of Corning; six grandchildren, Ranee Sudlow, Josh Bartlett, Ron and Holly Simpson, Anthony Asperry and Kalee Klump; one great-grandchild, Kaitlin Sudlow; five brothers, Bob Hopkins of Zanesville, Kenneth and George Hopkins of Logan, Harold Hopkins of Tarlton and Bill Hopkins of Alabama; eight sisters, Blanche Pritchard of Lancaster, Mary Swackhammer of Lancaster, Rosie Edwards of Idaho, Shirley Yarber of Logan, Margie Tubbs of Logan, Martha Poling of Orrville, Sharon Carter of Florida and Linda Nelson of Sugar Grove.
She also was preceded in death by a son, David Bartlett.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Union Furnace United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Lambert officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.

ELIZABETH HAMILL
Elizabeth Elaine Hamill, 53, Glouster, died Friday, Nov. 20 at Doctors North Hospital, Columbus.
Born July 19, 1945, Athens County, daughter of Sadie Williams Parks of Glouster and the late Chester Parks, she was married to John Hamill, who survives.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today at United Methodist Church, Glouster.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.

HOLLIE SMITH JR.
Hollie Smith Jr., 79, Nelsonville, died Saturday, Nov. 21 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Nov. 27, 1918, Port Royal, Ky., son of the late Hollie and Mattie Hawkins Smith Sr., he was the widower of Mildred York Smith, who died March 18, 1995.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.

FRANCES SIDERS
Frances L. Siders, 68, Glouster, died Saturday, Nov. 21 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 5, 1930, Shadyside, daughter of the late Joseph C. and Kathleen Appoloni McMahon, she was the widow of Samuel Siders Sr.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield.
Friends may call one half hour prior to services at the graveside.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.

ROBERT KEIRN
Robert J. Keirn, 78, New Straitsville, died Monday, Nov. 23 at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville.
Born July 8, 1920, Brookville, Penn., son of Frances Dinger Keirn of Brookville, Penn., and the late Roburt Keirn, he was married to Roberta Trader Thrapp Keirn, who survives.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee.
Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and after 6 p.m.

BRIGID E. SHEETS
Private graveside services will be held Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery for Brigid E. Sheets, 18, South Carolina, who died in an auto accident Oct. 7.
Daughter of James and Mary Jo Sheets, both of South Carolina, services will be held at the grave site of her paternal grandparents, Claude and Irene Sheets.
Friends and family may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the home of her special aunt, Roberta Coakley, who resides at 320 Elm St.

DIXIE STUMP
Dixie Ruth Stump, 67, Logan, died Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Hospice's Kobacker House, Columbus, following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 30, 1931, Hocking County, daughter of the late Joseph Francis and Helen Lenore Oiler Spackey, she was married to Gerald Eugene Stump, who survives.
She was a registered nurse, having worked at the former St. Francis and St. Ann's hospitals in Columbus. A 1949 graduate of Logan High School and a graduate of St. Francis School of Nursing in Columbus, she also attended the University of Delaware. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church and the Hocking County Genealogical Society.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Renee M.) Sterling of Westerville; four sons, Gregory E. (Michelle) Stump of Cornelius, N.C., Kevin M. (Jean) Stump of Colonial Heights, Va., Brian D. Stump of Wilmington, Del., and Mark A. (Kimberly) Stump of Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Nancy) Dougherty of Logan and Mrs. John (Joanne) Knox of Lakeland, Fla.; four brothers, David Spackey of South Bloomingville, Jim and Mike Spackey of Logan and Tom Spackey of Portsmouth; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Richard J. Pendolphi officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at Roberts Funeral Home, where Christian vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. There will be no calling hours Thanksgiving Day.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice's Kobacker House, 3395 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221-9861, or The Bowen House, P.O. Box 342, Logan, Ohio 43138.

ROBERT S. ADKINS
Robert Stephen Adkins, 53, Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Oak Hill, died Monday, Nov. 23 at his residence.
Born Oct. 30, 1945, Jackson County, he was the son of Ruth Tope Adkins of Oak Hill and the late Everett Adkins.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Marcum Cemetery, Vinton County.
Arrangements are by Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

BOBBY JOE CRAIGLOW
Bobby Joe Craiglow, 60, Union Furnace, died Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Son of the late Max and Alice Craiglow, he was a retired carpenter from Local 200 in Columbus.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Carla) Lawrence of Union Furnace, Sheri Dawley of Logan, Lisa Craiglow of Shawnee, Paula Craiglow of New Straitsville and Sarah Craiglow of Somerset; seven grandchildren; four brothers, James Craiglow of Union Furnace, and Max Craiglow, Ralph Craiglow and Wayne Craiglow, all of Lancaster; Four sisters, Margaret Nicola, Bonnie Clark and Phyllis Barnes, all of Lancaster, and Leona Thompson of Newark; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
He also was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Craiglow; a brother, Donald Craiglow; and a sister, Helen Robey.
Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Saturday at Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster, with the Rev. Anthony J. Ruble officiating.
Cremation will follow the service.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Saturday at the funeral home.

DOROTHY J. MILLER
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Roberts Funeral Home for Dorothy Jean Miller, 70, who died Friday.
The Rev. Robert E. Dauber officiated.
Organ music was by Margaret W. Slate.
Burial was in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Good Hope Township, Hocking County.
Casketbearers were Peter Arsenault, Richard Roach, Brady Boyden, Norman Fry, Andy Howard and Don Howard.

MARTHA SCOTT
Martha Blackford Scott, 88, Lancaster, died Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Sunrise-Homestead Nursing Center.
Daughter of the late Lemuel and Phobe Platt, she was the widow of Flemon Scott.
She was a member of Holiness Community Church.
Surviving are a son, James (Carolyn) Blackford of Lancaster; a grandson, Dale (Ruth) Blackford of Lancaster; two great-grandchildren; two stepsons, Rev. David (Judy) Scott and Earl Thomas (Louise) Scott; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Richard (Carrie) Hardesty; stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Orville Blackford; and three brothers, Otha, Alva and Albert Platt.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, with the Rev. Dan Fouch officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery and Mausoleum, Rockbridge.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

JULIA DOYLE
Julia Doyle, 82, Nelsonville, died Thursday, Nov. 26 at Pine Hills Continuing Care Center, Nelsonville.
Born Oct. 26, 1916, Twin Rocks, Pa., daughter of the late John and Catherine Kuharik Hancherick, she was the widow of William E. Doyle Jr., who died July 19, 1977.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church, Buchtel.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

GOLDIE E. FINK
Goldie Esther Fink, 83, Chauncey, died Friday, Nov. 27 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born June 2, 1915, Wellston, daughter of the late Avril and Anna Marks Branhouse, she was the widow of Clifford M. Fink, who died June 20, 1996.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to Appalachia Visiting Nurses Association or Hospice of Appalachia.

JOAN B. HARTLEY
Joan B. Hartley, 74, Nelsonville, died Friday, Nov. 27 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born Jan. 25, 1924, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Charles ). and Mary Skivers Hartley.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

DANIEL P. MAYS
Daniel P. Mays, 69, Carbon Hill, died Friday, Nov. 27 at his residence.
Born Feb. 23, 1929, Hocking County, son of the late Phillip and Audrey Beal Mays, he was married to Mary Willison Mays, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Sand Run Cemetery, Carbon Hill.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

WILLIAM NICHOLS
William "Billy" Nichols, 62, Nelsonville, died Friday, Nov. 27 at O'Bleness Hospital, Athens.
Born Sept. 18, 1936, Nelsonville, he was the son of the late Clarence Osborne and Grace Therma Miller Nichols.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

RICHARD C. POLING
Richard C. "Benny" Poling, 77, Lancaster, died Thursday, Nov. 26 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Son of the late Milo and Elsie Cook Poling, he was married for 57 years to Betty J. Heinlein Poling, who survives.
A War War II veteran, he served in the 313 Infantry Regiment 79th Division. He was a 20-year employee of Sears, a self-employed plumber and he managed Winsor Place for three years.
He was a lifetime member of Liberty Union Post 1361, VFW of Baltimore. He also was a member of 313 Infantry Association and First United Methodist Church.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Jean Ann) Ruff of Lancaster; two grandchildren, Matt Ruff and fiancee Adria Calandra, and Jenna Ruff, all of Lancaster; a sister, Haysel J. Brown of Butler, Pa.; and brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
He also was preceded in death by three brothers, Pearl, Webster and Elwood.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lancaster.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Fairfield County or First United Methodist Church.

MILDRED R. RUTTER
Mildred Rebecca Stover Rutter, 83, Logan, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 26 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 8, 1915, Union Furnace, daughter of the late Wilbur and Ora Jackson Stover, she was the widow of Walter Edward Rutter, who died Sept. 17, 1986.
She was a former cafeteria cook for Logan Carborundum Company and worked at the former Godman Shoe Company in Logan. She was a member of Women of the Moose in Logan.
Surviving are three sons, Thomas L. (Carole) Rutter of Logan, Edward L. (Shirley) Rutter of Union Furnace and James L. (Keela) Rutter of Pataskala; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Francis and Robert Stover, both of Breckenridge, Mich., and Richard Stover of Detroit, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by three sisters, Geneva Shultz, Evelyn Croll and Margie Bushrey; and a brother, Walter Stover.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating.
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery, Enterprise.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home.

RUTH BURGESS
Ruth E. Burgess, 64, Corning, died Saturday, Nov. 28 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born June 27, 1934, New Straitsville, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ethel Emerick Burgess.
A graduate of the Ohio State University, she taught for 42 years, the first year at Union Furnace and the last 41 years in the Southern Local School District. She was the Miller High School Junior Class adviser and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Ohio Education Association, National Education Association, Future Business Leaders of America and the Ohio Business Teachers Association.
Surviving are an aunt, Melda Leaver of Columbus; an uncle, Frank Emerick of Columbus; a stepmother, Edna Burgess of New Lexington; a sister-in-law, Judy Burgess of New Straitsville; two nephews, David (Tammy) Burgess of Lancaster and Rodney Burgess of New Straitsville; a great-nephew, Kyle Burgess of Lancaster; and cousins Bob, Mary Ann, Chris and Ben McQuiniff of Grove City; Frank, Laura and Kenny Bullock of Lancaster; and Donna Leaver of Delaware.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, David Burgess; a stepmother, Flossie Spencer Burgess; and her best friend, Pearl Josephson.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Miller High School with the Revs. Ernest Eing and Richard Fitch officiating.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and anytime Wednesday at J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruth E. Burgess Memorial Fund, c/o North Valley Bank, Corning, Ohio 43730.


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