Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1999

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January 25 - 31, 1999

ANTHONY DOTSON
Funeral services were 1 p.m. Sunday at Jamboree Church of God, Jamboree, Ky., for Anthony Dotson, 85, Logan, formerly of Phelps, Ky., who died Thursday, Jan. 21 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born June 24, 1913, Pike County, Ky., son of the late Boyd and Louisa Coleman Dotson, he was the widower of Virginia Smith Dotson.
Burial was in Dotson Cemetery, Beech Creek, Ky.
Arrangements were by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

FAYE SMITH SHEPPARD
Faye Smith Sheppard, 70, Logan, died Saturday, Jan. 23 at her residence following a brief illness.
Born April 18, 1928, Matewan, W.Va., daughter of the late J.B. and Oceana Christian Smith, she was married to Ben Forrest Sheppard, who survives.
She was a homemaker.
Also surviving are a son, Ben Garland Sheppard of Columbus; one grandson; a brother, Rush Norman of Victorville, Calif.; and a sister, Bea Wolford of Corapeake, N.C.
She also was preceeded in death by a grandson, Ben Jay Sheppard, who died in 1985.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Ralph N. Cordle officiating and assisted by Pastor Rodger Parrish.
Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery, Falls Township, Hocking County.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

SHEILA CHILDRESS
Sheila M. Childress, 42, Logan, died Monday, Jan. 25 at Doctors North Hospital, Columbus.
Born March 3, 1956, Michigan, daughter of Mary Moore Kirkey of Logan and the late Ralph Kirkey, she was married to Dennis Childress, who survives.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Nelsonville Wesleyan Church.
Burial will be in Barnett Chapel Cemetery, Liberty, W.Va.
Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan.

DONALD GRUBB
Donald A. Grubb, 73, Haydenville, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 24 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 17, 1926, Haydenville, the son of the late Sidney G. and Naomi F. Frost Grubb, he was a devoted husband for 53 years to Wilma L. Easterling Grubb, who survives.
He was a self-employed electrical and building contractor. A World War II Navy veteran, he received electrical certification from Purdue University. He was a member of IOOF Lodge in Nelsonville, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Logan and the 10-4 CB radio club.
He will be deeply missed and loved by children and grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sons, Joseph E. (Diane) Grubb of Amanda and David A. (Tammy) Grubb of Haydenville; a daughter, Dixie Welsh of Logan; eight grandchildren; many caring friends; three sisters-in-law, Florence Collins and Isabelle Loomis, both of Haydenville, and Viola Grubb of Lancaster.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Leslie J. Grubb, and a sister, Jeanette E. Trieb.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with ministers Alan Stretch and Wendell Donahoe officiating.
Per his request, Grubb's body will be cremated and no calling hours will be observed.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the 10-4 CB Radio Club, 17103 Purdum Road, Logan, Ohio 43138.

ERMA KERR
Erma E. Kerr, 91, Lancaster, formerly of Arcadia Acres and Craig's Nursing Home, died Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Main Street Terrace Care Center.
Born Feb. 13, 1907, Fish Hook, Ill, daughter of the late Simon and Emma Davis Powell, she was the widow of Wendell O. Kerr.
She was a member of Hocking Hills Church of Christ.
Surviving are two sons, Rex (Barbara) Kerr of Santa Ynez, Calif., and Walter A. (Carol) Kerr of Anaheim, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Lowell (Frances) Trimmer of Logan and Ariana Whaley of Lancaster; 13 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; two brothers, George Powell and Simon Powell, both of California; and two sisters, Frances Farber and Margaret Hope, both of California.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and Winfred Powell.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Halteman-Fett and Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, with Pastor Wes Stedtefeld officiating.
Friends may call 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be Monday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Compton, Calif.

EVELYN SAYERS
Evelyn Yvonne Sayers, 85, longtime resident of Stygler Village, Gahanna, formerly of Logan and Zanesville, died Monday, Jan. 25 at Mount Carmel Hospital East.
Daughter of the late William Robert and Debbie Mae Ogg Lloyd, she was the widow of William Bert Sayers.
Surviving are a son, William Robert (Carolyn) Sayers; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Susan Yvonne) Miller and Mrs. Jerome (Jane Rita) Shilling; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Sayers; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Daniel and Phyllis McCleese; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Virginia, and a son, James Ralph.
Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Schoedinger Margarum Chapel, 335 West Johnstown Road (at Stygler Road), Gahanna, with the Rev. Ralph Bauserman officiating.
Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

SUSIE SCOTT
Susie Hester Scott, 86, New Straitsville, formerly of Grove City, died Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born March 9, 1912, Hocking County, daughter of the late Jacob and Alma Coakley Mohler, she was the widow of Virgil H. Scott.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are two sons, Charles (June) Scott of Johnstown and David (Wanda) Scott of Amlin; three daughters, Mrs. Harlan (Ruby) Walker of New Straitsville, Helen Evans of Columbus and Mrs. Kenneth (Sally) Evans of Plain City; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Waveline Kirby of Heath; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Casa of Worthington and Julia Scott of Columbus.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and John, and two sisters, Marie and Rosa.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 151 Lake Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130-2589.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

GERALD BULLOCK
Gerald Joe Bullock, 58, Nelsonville, died Wednesday, Jan. 27 at his residence.
Born June 27, 1940, Old Floodwood, son of the late Elmer Joseph Bullock and the late Julia McCombs Bullock Duckworth, he was the widower of Patricia Mae Bullock, who died April 15, 1997.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at the funeral home.

NELLE CHESSER
Nelle A. Bumgardner Chesser, 94, Nelsonville, died Wednesday, Jan. 27 in Mount Vernon.
Born Nov. 4, 1904, Kimberely, daughter of the late Thomas and Martha Dishong Bumgardner, she was the widow of the Rev. W. Carroll Chesser, who died Jan. 4, 1982.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery.
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, and one hour prior to services at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church, 205 W. Columbus St., Nelsonville, Ohio 45764.

CLIFFORD HOLBROOK
Clifford L. Holbrook, 60, Columbus, died Tuesday, Jan. 26 at his residence.
Born July 17, 1938, Hilliard, he was the son of the late Lewis and Nola Young Holbrook.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Beatrice) Gartin of Columbus and Mrs. Wallace (Maxine Bainter) Southworth of Londonderry; and three brothers, Tom (Jeanette) Holbrook of Columbus, Bernard (Maxine) Holbrook of Laurelville and Wayne (Charlane) Holbrook of Williamsport.
He also was preceded in death by a sister, Janna Chapman.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, with Pastor Mike Holbrook officiating.
Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Circleville First Church of Christ in Christian Union, 436 E. Ohio, Circleville, Ohio 43113.

DONALD ROLEY
Donald E. Roley, 87, Rockbridge, died Wednesday, Jan. 27 at his residence.
He was married to Martha E. Roley, who survives.
He was retired from the decorating department at Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation with 22 years of service and was a member of Sponagle Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a well-known clock repairman and antique lover.
Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. William (Barbara) Reese of Lancaster, Mrs. Donald (Linda) Rayburn of Rushville, Mrs. Larry (Ruth) McCormick of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Croft of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Steve (Janet) Shaw of Lancaster and Mrs. Bill (Gladys) Kennedy of Sugar Grove; six sons, Charles (Shirley) Roley, Donald A. (Patty) Roley, Kenny (Bonnie) Roley and John (Andrea) Roley, all of Sugar Grove, Jim (Gladys) Roley of Logan and Robert (Vickie) Roley of Sugar Grove; 30 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Maynard (Gerry) Peters of Pleasantville; a stepson, Fred (Barbara) Beougher of Lancaster; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ruth Court Roley; a daughter, Alma Roley; three brothers; four sisters; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Sponagle Trinity Lutheran Church, Sugar Grove, with the Rev. Danny R. Koch officiating.
Burial will be in Sponagle Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home, Lancaster, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Sponagle Trinity Lutheran Church, care of the funeral home.

MELONEY ANN HORN
Meloney Ann Horn, 42, Carbon Hill, died Thursday, Jan. 28 at her residence.
Born April 3, 1956, Columbus, she was the daughter of Benny Rex Horn of Gahanna and Ann L. Coe Sailors Lawton of Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Appalachian Community Hospice, 282 E. State St., Athens, Ohio 45701.

February 22 - 27, 1999

FLORENCE ALLEN
Florence M. Allen, 84, Carbon Hill, died Saturday, Feb. 20 at Pine Hills Continuing Care Center, Nelsonville.
Born Nov. 11, 1914, Jobs, she was the daughter of the late Le Roy and Blanche Spencer Brooks.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.

EVELYN REDD
Evelyn Dove Redd, 80, Logan, died Saturday, Feb. 20 at Anna's Retirement Center, Logan.
Born May 27, 1918, Hocking County, daughter of the late Roscoe and Fronie Febus Harsh, she was the widow of William C. Redd, who died Jan. 30, 1999.
She was a member of Women of the Moose.
Surviving are two stepdaughters, Mrs. Edward (Rebecca) Schwartzkopf of Sunbury and Mrs. William (Leanne) McClellan of Lancaster; two step-grandchildren, Sarah and Jesse McClellan; two brothers, Doyle Harsh of Piketon and Rolly Harsh of Southerington; a stepsister, Louise Wager of St. Augustine Beach, Fla.; four half-sisters, Norma Wilson, Irene Brinson and Mary Goss, all of Logan, and Martha Kuhn of Phoenix, Ariz.
She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin Culp; two sisters, Eleanor Rowley and Doris Cupp; and a stepbrother, Ralph Klinker.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home.

JOSEPH RUSCOE
Joseph D. Ruscoe, 70, Nelsonville, died Saturday, Feb. 20 at his residence.
Born Oct. 9, 1928, Nelsonville, son of the late Dewey E. and Dorothy M. Hass Ruscoe, he was married to Nancy Kirkendall Ruscoe, who survives.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Connett Cemetery.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Appalachian Community Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

RICHARD L. SMITH
Richard L. "Dick" Smith, 72, Nelsonville, died Saturday, Feb. 20 in Nelsonville.
Born Nov. 17, 1926, Nelsonville, son of the late Lee and Mona Web Smith, he was married for 53 years to Mary Frances Hutchison Smith, who survives.
A 1942 graduate of Union Furnace High School, he was a pipe fitter and a member of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters 577 of Portsmouth. A World War II veteran, he attended The Plains United Methodist Church and was a member of Philodorian Lodge 157 of Nelsonville, past president of Athens County Shrine Club, Aladdin Temple Valley of Columbus, Scottish Rite, 32nd Degree Mason, Ambassador of the Shrine Club, and Commandry 015 of Athens.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert W. (Sharon) Smith of Logan and Curtis Alan Smith of Columbus; two grandsons, Robert S. "Rob" Smith of Logan and Ryan L. Smith of Logan; a brother, William Calvin (Pauline) Smith of Fredericktown; and two nieces.
He also was preceded in death by a son, Richard "Rick" Smith.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. David Roach officiating.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Masonic memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Funeral home.

LAURINE HERBST
Laurine H. Herbst, 89, Glouster, died Sunday, Feb. 21 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Born June 25, 1909, Trimble, daughter of the late James Albert and Alice Jane Thexon Palmer, she was the widow of George Herbst, who died in 1989.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in Taylor Ridge Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

TERRY JOHNSON
Terry D. Johnson, 25, Laurelville, died Monday, Feb. 22 in Hocking County.
Born Sept. 2, 1973, Logan, he was the son of Terry and Vickie Thurston Johnson.
Also surviving are his grandparents, Charlie and Betty Thurston of Adelphi and Jim and Dorothy Burgoon of Logan; a sister, Mrs. Chuck (Melissa) Dunlap of Adelphi; a brother, Brian Johnson of Laurelville; three nieces, Natasha, Amber and Cassandra; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville.
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

DORIS SHEPPARD
Doris A. Sheppard, 88, Nelsonville, died Monday, Feb. 22 at Pine Hills Continuing Care Center, Nelsonville.
Born Aug. 20, 1910, Nelsonville, daughter of the late Harry Adams and Lena Figgins Adams Wolfe, she was the widow of Charles Thomas Sheppard.
Surviving are two sons, Danny (Mona) Green of Logan and Nick (Wanda) Green of Nelsonville; a daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Ann) Maze of Logan; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Green; two sisters, Hazel McMannis and Grace Duffy; a brother, Lon Adams; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Don Davisson officiating.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

JUANITA WINCHELL
Juanita Winchell, 69, Nelsonville, died Monday, Feb. 22 at Mount Carmel West Hospital, Columbus.
Born June 4, 1929, Nelsonville, daughter of the late John and Sarah Hall Smith, she was married for 51 years to Marvin Marcel Winchell, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

OPAL ARNOLD
Opal Arnold, 84, Nelsonville, died Monday, Feb. 22 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.
Born June 1, 1914, Nelsonville, daughter of the late Charles and Anna Hartsock Kesterson, she was the widow of Roy Arnold.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Athens, and Risen Redeemer Full Gospel Church, Nelsonville. She worked for many years as a cook at the Athens Mental Health Center and the T.B. Hospital in Nelsonville.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Bonnie Jean Pavlik) Stright of Amesville; four grandchildren, Michael Stright of Amesville, Gary Stright of Berwyn, Pa., Sheri Harvey of Chesterhill and Becky Singree of Chesterhill; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gene Kesterson of Gloucester, Mass., David Rayner Hamilton of Grove City and Jerry Rayner of Lancaster; four sisters, Helen Hughes of Utica, Sally Hysell of Newark, Marie Roberts of Urbana and Betty Lou Rayner Hamilton of Grove City; and many nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Kesterson and Martha Hamilton, and two brothers, Leonard "Dick" and Elmer "Tug" Kesterson.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with Pastor John Johnson officiating.
Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Hocking County.
Friends may call one hour before services Thursday at the funeral home.

ELIZABETH COLEMAN
Elizabeth Shafer Coleman, 93, Pittsburgh, Pa., formerly of Nelsonville and Murray City, died Monday, Feb. 22 at County Meadows Nursing Home, Bridgeville, Pa.
Born Nov. 17, 1905, Athens, daughter of the late George and Etta Wingo Shafer, she was the widow of Richard J. Coleman.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

ROLLY T. FINK
Rolly T. "Tom" Fink, 60, Logan, died Monday, Feb. 22 at his residence.
Born May 2, 1938, Rockbridge, son of Christine Tate Fink Backus of Rockbridge and the late Clifford Fink, he was married for 39 years to Joan Beck Fink, who survives.
He worked 27 years as a sheet metal worker for Columbus Heat and Vent Company. He was a member of Ewing Grange, Local 98 in Columbus and United Sheet Metal Workers Union, and also was a 4-H adviser for nine years.
Also surviving are two sons, Tim and Mike Fink of Logan; a granddaughter, Nicky Fink of Logan; a niece and nephew raised in the home, Lisa and Rico Kesterson, both of Logan; two brothers, Bob Fink of Rockbridge and Larry (Linda) Rose of Lancaster; and two sisters, Mrs. Oscar (Barbara) Cavins of Logan and Nellie Hamilton of Logan.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Gregory Magruder officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. Thursday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Appalachian Community Hospice, 282 E. State St., Athens, Ohio 45701.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Combined Veterans Organizations of Hocking County.

DAVID KLINEBRIEL
David L. "Judd" Klinebriel, 57, Lancaster, died Monday, Feb. 22 at his residence.
Born July 11, 1941, Nelsonville, son of Lawrence "Biss" Klinebriel of Nelsonville and the late Betty Hummel Klinebriel, he was married to Teresa Smith Klinebriel, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Connett Cemetery.
Friends may call 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

LOUISE MATHENY
Louise S. Matheny, 96, Chauncey, died Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born Feb. 12, 1903, Athens, daughter of the late Thomas and Bridget Perry Donahue, she was the widow of Nate Matheny.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Souers-Cardaras 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.

FRED MOHLER
Fred E. Mohler, 79, Logan, died Monday, Feb. 22 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 30, 1919, Hocking County, son of the late Frank and Leah Arnold Mohler, he was the widower of Martha M. Anderson Mohler.
A retired union carpenter and construction worker, he also enjoyed farming.
Surviving are five sons, Eugene (Connie) Mohler of Logan, Frederick (Marland) Mohler of Nelsonville, Roger (Shirley) Mohler of Nelsonville, Jerry (Jackie) Mohler of New Straitsville and Wain W. Mohler of Nelsonville; six daughters, Mrs. John (Rose) Hunter of Logan, Mrs. Thomas (Helen) Wildermuth of Logan, Doris Loomis of Logan, Mrs. Tony (Susie) Camechis of Glouster, Mrs. Chris (Velda) Wray of Logan and Mrs. Dennis (Harriet) Hammond of Logan; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph (Joanne) Mohler of Logan; and two sisters, Cleo Barley of Logan and Bea Bond of Logan.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Abe Mohler, and two sisters, Margaret Mohler and Ellen Barron.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in Davis Cemetery, Hocking County.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

JOE MONTGOMERY GABRIEL
Joe Montgomery Gabriel, 85, Logan, died Thursday, Feb. 25 in the emergency room at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness.
Born Aug. 28, 1913, Logan, son of the late Homer Dee and Margaret Montgomery Gabriel, he was the widower of Bertha Ellen "Bee" Schubert Gabriel, who died June 28, 1993.
A retired salesman from Ferd Hack Auto Supply, he was a former Logan volunteer firefighter.
He worked on behalf of the Logan High School Alumni Association committees, Logan Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Grand Observer Corps for the Civil Defense in World War II and numerous community organizations, including the Elks, Moose, Eagles and Logan Kiwanis Club. He also was very active in the Logan Athletic Boosters.
A former Falls Township Trustee, he had been very active in the local CHAP organization and had performed for more than 15 years in the Hocking Valley Variety Show.
He was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church and has worked with ecumenical programs among Hocking County churches.
He was honored by the Ohio Senate after having been selected the 1983 Man of the Year in Hocking County by the Southeastern Ohio Regional Council.
Surviving are three sons, Joel S. Gabriel of Gahanna, Robert Dee (Roseanne) Gabriel and Kris L. (Gloria) Gabriel, both of Logan. Also 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by a son, Michael M. Gabriel, who died May 25, 1993; a brother, Ned Gabriel, who died in 1984; and a daughter-in-law, Ruthann Kennedy Gabriel, who died in 1979.
An open memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Shaw Cemetery, Falls Township, Hocking County.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. until time of services Sunday at the church.
The family suggests contributions be made in memory of Joe M. Gabriel to the charity of one's choice.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home.

CLYDE A. NELSON
Clyde A. Nelson, 73, Logan, died Thursday, Feb. 25 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born Sept. 22, 1925, Meigs County, he was the son of the late Ervil and Lorinda Bailes Nelson.
A World War II Army veteran, he retired from Carborundum. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lee (Beth) Alvis of Lancaster; a stepson, Rick (Nancy) Bennington of Logan; a stepdaughter, Mrs. James (Vicki) Lambert of Union Furnace; four grandchildren; five step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ralph Nelson of Logan, Walter Nelson of Arizona, Clay Nelson of Norwalk and Charles Nelson of Chillicothe; and a sister, Madeline Moore of Lancaster.
He also was preceded in death by a son, Gary Nelson; three brothers, Ray Nelson, Howard Nelson and William Nelson; and four sisters, Lena Bailey, Jesse Woolever, Pauline Stephenson and Wanda Nelson.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Elder Richard Stevens officiating.
Interment will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Hocking County.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

GOLDIE F. PEDERSEN
Goldie F. Grandy Pedersen, 87, Nelsonville, formerly of Trimble, died Thursday, Feb. 25 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born Sept. 24, 1911, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Emery and Ida McClelland Lantz.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

MARY EDITH NIDA
Mary Edith Nida, 91, Rockbridge, died Thursday, Feb. 25 at Pickaway Nursing Home, Circleville.
Born Feb. 6, 1908, Griffithville, W.Va., daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Carper, she was the widow of Romeo Nida, who died in 1973.
A Marshall University graduate, she was a school teacher for 12 years and along with her husband operated the Bar N Ranch near Rockbridge. She was a member of the Church of Christ East Side in Lancaster.
Surviving are two sons, Donald R. (Baunetta) Nida of Rockbridge and Ronald M. (George) Nida of Amanda; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Taylor Funeral Home, Amanda.
Burial will be in Morgan Chapel Cemetery, Hocking County.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 Sunday at the funeral home.

LUCY SAVEY
Lucy Barker Savey, 94, Lancaster, formerly of Lithopolis, died Friday, Feb. 26 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born Aug. 30, 1904, Barker Road, Falls Township, Hocking County, daughter of the late Edwin and Emma Caroline Rose Barker Sr., she was the widow of her beloved husband, Richard Savey.
She attended Calico Ridge School, The Ohio State University, University of Michigan and graduated from Ohio University. She taught school in Carbon Hill, Union Furnace and Ilesboro in Hocking County. She retired from public service after 20 years with the Franklin County Engineers Office in Columbus.
She was a member of Lithopolis Bloom Presbyterian Church and was active in Lithopolis Garden Club and Venus Chapter 76 OES.
Surviving are five sisters-in-law, Stella Barker of St. Marys, Ruth Cochran of Fullerton, Calif., Ann Thieman and Dorothy Seferian, both of Toledo, and Lucille Savey of Logan; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and special friends, the David Thompson family.
She also was preceded in death by three brothers, James Barker, Charles Barker and Edwin Barker Jr.; and five sisters, Mabel Beery, Elizabeth Wagner, Irene Cherrington, Isabelle McLain and Gertrude Higby.
Graveside funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday at Lithopolis Cemetery, with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster.

HAROLD R. WADLEY
Harold R. Wadley, 76, Chauncey, died Friday, Feb. 26 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.
Born Nov. 5, 1922, Glen Ebon, son of the late Charles Randolph and Virgie Hook Wadley, he was married for 42 years to Sylvia Jean Handy Wadley, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Sunday at the funeral home.


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