Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1999

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April 12 - 17, 1999

VICKIE DIXON
Vickie L. Dixon, 39, Glouster, died Friday, April 9 in Tifton, Ga.
Born March 8, 1960, Athens County, she was the daughter of Charles and Janet Harmon Dixon of Nokomis, Fla.
Funeral services will be 1 p.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.

BARBARA VICKERS
Barbara A. Riser Vickers, 60, Lancaster, formerly of Logan, died Sunday, April 11 in Lancaster at the residence of her sister, Mildred Hoy, following a long illness.
Born March 4, 1939, Logan, daughter of the late Lowell Riser and Bertha Rhodes Riser Nixon, she was the widow of Earl Emery Vickers, who died in 1993.
She was a retired waitress from Waffle House in Columbus after 29 years of service.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenny (Margie F.) Jones of Logan; two stepsons, Chris E. (Janie) Vickers of Columbus and Gregory A. (Diana) Vickers of Mount Vernon; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul (Karen) Riser of Columbus and Robert (Bonita) Riser of Lancaster; four sisters, Mrs. John (Mildred E.) Hoy of Lancaster, Edna Lou Anderson of Logan, Mrs. Wilbourn (Betty J.) Sparks of Haydenville and Carrie Marie Mullen of Logan; and best friend Carol Grassman of Highpoint, N.C.
She also was preceded in death by a sister, Mary M. Rhea; a brother, Gilbert Riser; and a stepfather, Floyd Nixon.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Christopher S. Hiles officiating.
Burial will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Lancaster.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Tuesday at the funeral home.

JAMES CLONCH
James P. Clonch, 83, Carbon Hill, died Monday, April 12 at Doctors Hospital, Nelsonville.
Born April 10, 1916, Beech Hill, W.Va., son of the late Emma Clonch, he was married to Marie Ferrell Clonch, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Lancaster.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home.

THELMA ERVIN
Thelma Covert Ervin, 90, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, April 13 at Pine Hills Continuing Care Center, Nelsonville.
Born Jan. 25, 1909, Jackson County, daughter of the late John and Sarah Murphy, she was the widow of Edward Ervin.
She also was preceded in death by her first husband, Vernon Covert.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Nelsonville United Pentecostal Church.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

MARI-JO BAIR-GRAYS
Mari-Jo Bair-Grays, 54, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, April 13 in Nelsonville.
Born April 16, 1944, Pittsburgh, Pa., daughter of Mari Balack Matticks of New Lexington and the late John Matticks, she was married to William E. Grays, who survives.
Private services will be held.
Arrangements are by Warren-Brown Funeral Home.

KANDIS JO GEIL
Kandis Jo Geil, Logan, died Wednesday, April 14 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
She was the daughter of Scott R. Lewis of Logan and Bobbi Jo Geil of Logan.
Also surviving are a brother, Scottie Geil of Logan; maternal grandparents Linda and Bob Taulbee of Logan; paternal grandparents Donna Lewis and Harold Sharp, both of Columbus; maternal great-grandparents Carl and Donna Geil and James and Mae Taulbee, all of Logan; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oak Grove Cemetery with Elder David Mingus officiating.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

GUSTAV KOCH
Gustav Adolph Koch, 88, Rockbridge, died Wednesday, April 14 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following a brief illness.
Born Aug. 13, 1910, Germany, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Koch, he was the widower of Sophia Henrietta Koch, who died in 1995.
He was a retired machinist, having worked for the Cincinnati Milacron Corp. of Cincinnati.
Surviving are a son, Jerry A. (Joan) Koch of Rockbridge; three grandchildren, Sandy McKissick of Columbus, Ron Koch of Lancaster and Robert Koch of Rockbridge; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Werner Koch of Germany; and a sister, Bertha Koch of Germany.
He also was preceded in death by a son, Rudy Gustav Koch, who died in 1954.
Graveside services will be held noon Friday at Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Mount Healthy, with the Rev. Timothy J. Kuenzli officiating.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home.

BESSIE RITCHIE
Bessie L. Ritchie, 69, Nelsonville, died today at Pleasant Hill Manor, Piketon.
Born Jan. 25, 1930, daughter of the late Thomas and Augusta Forbes, she was the widow of William Ritchie.
Private services will be held.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

BETTY LENNOX
Betty J. Lennox, 69, Burr Oak, died Wednesday, April 14 at her residence.
Born Dec. 1, 1929, Newark, daughter of the late Earnest and Fern Simpson Carter, she was married to Sammy J. Lennox, who survives.
Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster, with family friend Jerry Brown officiating.
Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.

MAX L. ADKINS
Max L. "Jigger" Adkins, 77, of 467 Chestnut St., died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, April 15, 1999, at his home.
He was born March 6, 1922, in Nelsonville, the son of the late Matt and Cecil Burchfield Adkins, he was married to Enid Adkins, who survives.
He was a graduate of Nelsonville High School, Class of 1940. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific aboard the USS Wickes. He retired after 28 years of employment with Columbus Southern Power, where he worked in the control room at the Poston power station.
He was an Athens County commissioners for nine years. He was superintendent of the Ohio Department of Transportation for Athens County for five years and served as district superintendent for two years prior to his retirement.
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7079 of Killbuck, a member of Elks Lodge 543 and American Legion Post 21 of Athens, and the York Township Democrat Club.
Also surviving are daughters and sons-in-law Carolyn and Paul Helfrick of Williamsburg, Va., and Susan and Sam Anderson of Louisville, Ky.; a daughter, Karen K. Adkins of Williamsburg, Va.; sons and daughters-in-law Kelly and Diana Adkins of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, and Mike and Debbie Adkins of Houma, La.; stepchildren Diana Welch and Mike Decker of Nelsonville, Sharon and Larry Ball of Albany, Scott Deal of Athens, and Lynda and Charles Young of Logan; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie Adkins.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. James Stuller officiating. The body will be cremated.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
The family suggests contributions be sent to the American Heart Association.

ELEANOR AYERS
Eleanor Ayers, 92, Murray City, died Friday, April 16 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 22, 1906, Murray City, daughter of the late William and Mary Dugan Thomas, she was the widow of John A. Ayers, who died May 17, 1990.
A 1925 graduate of Murray City High School, for several years along with her husband, she owned and operated Ayers General Store in Murray City. She was a member of Murray City American Legion Auxiliary, Murray City Senior Citizens and Murray City High School Alumni Association.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Della Ayers of McArthur; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, William Thomas; and sisters, Lydia M., Grace, Elizabeth and Margurite Thomas.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City, with the Rev. Father John Mucha officiating.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the funeral home.
American Legion Auxiliary memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

EDNA BAUMAN
Edna M. Bauman, 73, Logan, died Saturday, April 17 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born May 7, 1925, Benton Township, Hocking County, she was the daughter of the late Loren and Ella Lindsey Huffman.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pine Grove Church Cemetery, Benton Township, Hocking County.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at Roberts Funeral Home.

April 26 - May 1, 1999

JOHN HUGLI
John Hugli, 85, Logan, died Sunday, April 25 at his residence.
Born Feb. 15, 1914, son of the late Gotlieb and Missouri Azbell Hugli, he was the widower of Clara M. Farmer Hugli, who died Oct. 7, 1993.
A retired machine operator for Sunglow Furniture and Coffman Stair Factories, he was a member of Faith Freewill Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Tony (Judith) Hugli of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Lethia R. Ogg of Logan; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Christian.
He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Frank Hugli, and five sisters, Anna Gompf, Emma Schrader, Rose Becker, Mae Leach and Elizabeth Hitchens.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark A. Bailey officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

HOWARD MORRISON
Howard E. Morrison, 59, Logan, died Sunday, April 25 at his residence.
Born Sept. 6, 1939, French Creek, W.Va., he was the son of the late Arthur James and Pearlie Mae Oney Morrison.
He was a former construction worker.
Surviving are four sons, Kevin Morrison of Nelsonville, James Arthur Morrison of Athens, Howard Morrison Jr. of Tiffin and Jeffrey Ray; five daughters, Lisa Morrison of White Oak, Ore., Tracy Riley of Arcadia, Ronda Morrison of Nelsonville, Debra Morrison of Athens and Sherry Morrison; 15 grandchildren; a brother, Leroy A. Morrison of Logan; six sisters, Imogene Karnes of Logan, Ida Mae Burcher of Logan, Lula Belle Webb of Athens, Virginia Lane of Texas, Vera Lou Myers if Texas and Della Mae Wright of Logan; and a half sister, Ruth Fields of North Carolina.
He also was preceded in death by a half brother, Robert Arthur Morrison; and a sister, Thelma Rose Casto.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Pastor Betty Brooks officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

MARY RUTTER
Mary Elizabeth Rutter, 93, Logan, formerly of 1390 Church St., died Sunday, April 25 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born Dec. 7, 1905, Marion Township, Hocking County, she was the daughter of the late David Little and May Bright Rutter.
She was a supervisor of operators for General Telephone Company in Logan for numerous years. She attended Freedom Memorial Church in Logan.
Surviving are three brothers, Ernest (Leona) Rutter of Logan, Charles W. (Dorothy) Rutter of Logan and Robert D. (Mae) Rutter of Logan; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She also was preceded in death by three brothers, Pearl, Walter and Kenneth Rutter.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Darwin L. Pressler officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

HELEN UCKER
Helen S. Ucker, 88, Logan, died Sunday, April 25 at her residence.
Born Aug. 19, 1910, Circle Hill, daughter of the late David R. and Nettie M. Hartley Stewart, she was the widow of James H. Ucker, who died Nov. 22, 1997.
A Nelsonville High School and Ohio University graduate, she was a retired school teacher after 42 years, beginning in Nelsonville and retiring from Central Elementary School. She was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, Logan BPW, Delta Kappa Gamma and TWIG I. She also volunteered at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Surviving are a sister, Marguerite Stewart Jones of Nelsonville; two nieces, Karen Jones of Columbus and Betty Youst of Lancaster; two nephews, Gilbert Bingman of Glouster and Kenneth Bingman of Newark; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She also was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, William and Clarence Stewart; and four sisters, Edna Bingman, Mabel Birge, Lillian Rodda and Verna Hall.
Graveside funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

JIM KRAFT
Jim Kraft, 67, Lancaster, died Jan. 17 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
He was the son of the late Charles and Cora Kraft.
Retired from Lancaster Restaurant Supply, he was a member of Moose Lodge, VFW Post 1380, AMVETS, Eagles and American Legion, all of Lancaster, and Enchanted Lantern of Newark.
Surviving are a son, Mark (Misty) Kraft of Lancaster; very special grandsons Mark R. and Michael Kraft of Lancaster; three sisters, Betty Gall of Columbus, Mrs. Gerald (Jean) Priest of Heath and Mrs. Donald (Paula "Just Sissy") McCarty of Lancaster; a brother, Charles "Chum" (Kathleen) Kraft of Pleasantville; special friends Brigg and Sophie Morgan and Bob, Teddy and Diana Shull, all of Lancaster; and many nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by a son, Michael, and a sister, Charlene Erick.
Private burial was held.
Arrangements were by Sheridan Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of one's choice.

MARTHA SMITH
Martha Smith, 46, Laurelville, died Monday, April 26 at Doctors North Hospital, Columbus.
Born July 26, 1952, Circleville, daughter of Walter and Anna Virginia Monroe Reid, she was married June 6, 1981 to Ronald Smith, who survives.
A Laurelville High School graduate, she was a shipping clerk at Selkirk Metalbestos. She was a 1975 graduate of Circleville Bible College and was a member and recording secretary of SMWIA Local 456.
Also surviving are a daughter, Trisha A. Smith of the home, and six brothers, Cecil (Sylvia) Reid of McArthur, Carl (Helen Louise) Reid of South Bloomingville, Charles (Betty) Reid of South Bloomingville, Harry (Delores) Reid of South Bloomingville, Donald (Linda) Reid of Chillicothe and Larry Reid of McArthur.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Hill Funeral Home, Kingston, with the Rev. David Lattimer officiating.
Burial will be in Karshner Cemetery.
Friends may call 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

KAREN WOOD
Karen J. Wood, 57, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, April 27 at Doctors West Hospital, Columbus.
Born Nov. 15, 1941, Hocking County, daughter of the late Aaron G. and Jennie M. Altman Norris, she was married to James E. Wood, who survives.
She was employed at Smead Manufacturing and was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Logan.
Also surviving are two daughters, Jenny Sue Thornton of Logan and Mrs. Danny (Joveta) Marolt of Columbus; three grandchildren, Karena J. Thornton and Jacob T. Smith, both of Logan; two brothers, Terry and Frank Norris, both of Logan; and five sisters, Virginia Mingus of Rockbridge, Dee White of Nelsonville, Elaine Hart of Logan, Imogene Bownes of The Plains and Selma Phillips of Union Furnace.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley Norris.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Elder David Mingus officiating.
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at the funeral home.

JEAN KIGGINS
Jean A. Kiggins, 73, Lancaster, died Tuesday, April 27 at Mount Carmel West Hospital, Columbus.
She was married to Robert Kiggins Sr., who survives.
She was a retired medical assistant for Dr. V.A. Simiele and also worked for Dr. W.B. Taylor and Dr. Kenneth Taylor of Pickerington. She was a member of Evans Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 191 and coordinator and hostess for the Pioneer Doctor's Office at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert Kiggins Jr. of Denver, Colo., and Terry L. Kiggins of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Kelley Yoder of Texas, Jaiymie K. Kiggins of Columbus, Kerry Kiggins of Sunbury and Timothy M. Kiggins of Sunbury; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Roger K. (Carole) Burnard of Seattle, Wash.; a brother-in-law, James Kiggins Jr. of Pickerington; three daughters-in-law, Amy R. Ivanoff of Columbus, Wendie Starr of Reynoldsburg and Marcia Kiggins of Sunbury; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, with Chaplain Ron Willmann officiating.
Burial will be in Wesley Chapel 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 Forgotten 4-Paws, P.O. Box 1046, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

CHRISTINA HUBER
Christina Joann Huber, 29, Logan, died Tuesday, April 27 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
Born Sept. 13, 1969, Chillicothe, she was the daughter of L. Joe Kibbey of Rockbridge and the late Bonnie J. Maddox Kibbey.
She was a veterinary technician for Lancaster Animal Clinic. She was active in 4-H, Collie Rescue and Forgotten Paws.
Also surviving are a step-mother, Salecia J. Kibbey of Rockbridge; a daughter, Catherine Tiara Huber of the home; a son, Tanner Lee Coleman of the home; three sisters, Mrs. Johnathon (Stephanie) Lee of Sugar Grove, Sue Kibbey of Texas and Regina Kibbey of Rockbridge; a brother, Steve Kibbey of McArthur; a stepbrother, Joshua I. Springer of Rockbridge; four nieces, Julie, Tori, Kylin and Vivian; several aunts and uncles; and a special friend, Rob Loy.
Private funeral services will be held with the Rev. Diora Edgell officiating.
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.
The family suggests contributions be made to the charity of one's choice.

WILLIAM ERVIN JR.
William Ralph Ervin Jr., 64, Narrows, Va., died Thursday, April 29 at his residence.
Born April 17, 1935, Starr Township, son of the late William Ralph and Edna Marie McDaniel Ervin, he was married to Betty Lanning Ervin, who survives.
A Korean War veteran, he was a retired sheet metal worker.
Also surviving are two sons, Eric J. Ervin of Bealeton, Va. and Clifton E. Ervin of Roanoke, Va.; a daughter, Kimberly E. Thornhill of Stephen City, Va.; three brothers, Robert Ervin of Woodbridge, Va., Donald Ervin of Warrenton, Va. and Kenneth Gray of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a sister, Lula Lloyd of Logan; and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Riffe's Funeral Home Chapel, Narrows, Va., with the Rev. Bobby Holcomb officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post 68 of Narrows, Va.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

VELMA MYERS
Velma M. Myers, 95, Glouster, died Thursday, April 29 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.
Born Jan. 16, 1904, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late William Fouts and Anna Smith Fouts.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery, Cuyahoga Falls.
Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.

May 24 - 31, 1999

BETTY M. ACKISON
Betty M. Ackison, 77, New Plymouth, died Saturday, May 22 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Nov. 28, 1921, Hocking County, daughter of the late Grover and Nettie Lewis Weaver, she was the widow of Ellis R. Ackison, who died March 30, 1989.
She was a member of Ladies Eagles Auxiliary of Logan.
Surviving are a brother, Lawrence Weaver of New Plymouth; two sisters, Dorothy Woodgeard of New Plymouth and Helen Mace of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Weaver, and a sister, Lilah Ely.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert H. McManaway officiating.
Burial will be in New Plymouth Cemetery, New Plymouth.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.
Eagles Auxiliary services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

ELIZABETH ANN BARRON
Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Barron, 74, Nelsonville, died Sunday, May 23 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Arrangements by Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville, are incomplete.

JANE BROWN
Jane Stewart Brown, 83, Logan, died Friday, May 21 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, following a brief illness.
Born April 15, 1916, Logan, daughter of the late Robert Lee and Juliet Stewart Roach White, she was the widow of James M. Brown, who died in 1964.
She was a court recorder and stenographer for various southeastern Ohio courts. She had been a news reporter for The Logan Daily News and an office worker for Logan General Electric Plant. She was retired from Logan Goodyear Plant. She was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church and was an avid bridge player.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Jessie) Pachuta of Reynoldsburg; two sons, Robert Brown of Logan and Michael D. Brown of Athens; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at St. Paul Episcopal Church with the Rev. J. Michael Jupin officiating.
Private burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
No calling hours will be observed.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Paul Episcopal Church, 375 E. Main St., Logan, Ohio 43138.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home, Logan.

WALTER FORREST
Walter M. Forrest, 95, Nelsonville, died Saturday, May 22 at Pine Hills Continuing Care Center, Nelsonville.
Born Aug. 9, 1903, East Clayton, son of the late John E. and Alice Wolfe Forrest, he was the widower of Nellie Jeffers Forrest, who died Aug. 12, 1989.
A retired coal miner for several Nelsonville area mines, he was a member of Nelsonville Nazarene Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Electa Teal of Nelsonville; two sons, Walter (Tillie) Forrest Jr. of Carbon Hill and Harley E. Forrest of New Philadelphia; 17 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by two stepsons, Richard Forrest and Ralph Jeffers; two great-grandsons, Jerry Lee Teal and Scotty Barnhart; three brothers, Henry, Emmett and Oakley Forrest; and six sisters, Luella Laybarger, Clio Eitel, Mary Bickel, Gladys Wine, Ollie Forrest and Flora Forrest.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Revs. Kenneth Donley and Michael Thomas officiating.
Burial will be in Smith Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

ALFRED NYE
Alfred Nye, 84, Rockbridge, died Saturday, May 22 at his residence.
Born Sept. 9, 1914, Lancaster, son of the late Kenneth and Mary Strohl Nye, he was married for 62 years to Lucille Hacker Nye, who survives.
A retired employee of the Herman Division of Essex Industries, he was a former railroader. He was a World War II Navy veteran and attended Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Berne Township, Fairfield County. His main passions were auctions and restoring and building furniture.
Also surviving are a son, John (Norma) Nye of Rockbridge; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Nye of Lancaster; six grandchildren, Mrs. Rick (Julie) Davis of Florida, Jeff (Kim) Nye, Ted Nye, Tom (Christy) Nye and Tina Nye, all of Lancaster, and Kyle Nye of Rockbridge; four great-grandchildren, Elysia Davis of Florida, Kelsey and Klay Nye of Lancaster and Jamie Cornell of Lancaster; three brothers, Carl Nye, Clarence (Pete) Nye and Ralph (Dorothy) Nye, all of Lancaster; and two sisters, Bessie Seesholtz and Delores Roe, both of Lancaster.
He also was preceded in death by a son, James "Sim" Nye.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Wymer officiating.
Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Berne Township, Fairfield County.
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 Hospice of Fairfield County, 1111 E. Main St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130-4099, or Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, c/o Richard Smith, 3225 Hornsmill Road, SE Sugar Grove, Ohio 43155.

GEORGE EDWARD EVANS
George Edward "Ed" Evans, 53, Miami, Fla., died Saturday, May 22 at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Born Aug. 3, 1945, Hocking County, he was the son of Anna Mae Long Evans of Logan and the late William Henry Evans Sr.
A U.S. Army veteran, he served in the Peace Corps in Korea as a teacher. He was an Ohio University graduate, where he received bachelor's and master's degrees.
He was a supervisor for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with more than 27 years of government service in Cleveland, North Carolina and Miami, Fla.
Also surviving are three brothers, Richard (Elizabeth) Evans of New Straitsville, Ralph (Melba) Evans of Athens, Ronald Evans of Tacoma, Wash.; three sisters, Mary Evans Watson of Tacoma, Wash., Ann Evans of Lake Hiawatha, N.J. and Mrs. Atha (Grace) Neal of Maryland Heights, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by two brothers, William Henry Evans Jr. and Roy Evans.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Elder Mary Jane Newman officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Friday at the funeral home.

WILLIAM KING
William King, 83, Logan, died Sunday, May 23 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 29, 1915, Spencer, W.Va., son of the late Clarence and Millie Ensminger King, he was married for 54 years to Ardella Palmer King, who survives.
He was former co-owner and operator of the former Village Carpet Shop in Logan and he attended Shepherd of the Valley Church.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ken (Patricia) Powers of Lancaster, Mrs. Paul (Billie) Sarchet of Athens and Christee King of Albuquerque, N.M.; three grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Inez Kern of Logan; and special friends, Jennie and Gary Daubenmire, who assisted in his care.
He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Joe King; and two sisters, Verlie Rheinscheld and Cora Ross.
Memorial services will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Shepherd of the Valley Church with Pastor Doug Stull officiating.
Friends may call from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.
The family suggests contributions be made to Shepherd of the Valley Church, 297 Riff St., Logan, Ohio 43138.
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

EDITH L. OPPERMAN
Edith L. Opperman, 85, Shawnee, died Sunday, May 23 at her residence.
Born Aug. 20, 1913, Amesville, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Emma Steward Heid.
She was retired from Perry County Recorder's Office after 16 years of service. She was a member of New Lexington Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, Ottie (Kay) Opperman of Logan; two granddaughters, Therese Opperman Lorenzen of Camano Island, Wash. and Michelle Ries of Doylstown; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by four sisters, Betty Hall, Blanche Babbs, Thelma Johnston and Goldie Braden; and a brother, Clarence "Dutch" Heid.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at New Lexington Baptist Church with the Rev. Grover Morris officiating.
Interment will be in Shawnee Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and after 7 Wednesday at J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee.

PERAL KATHERINE WITTINGTON
Pearl Katherine Whittington, 77, Logan, died Sunday, May 23 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 2, 1922, Leon, W.Va., daughter of the late William and Georgia Anne Rhodes Barnett, she was the widow of Ernest W. Whittington Sr.
Graveside funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Newark Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. until time of services Thursday at the cemetery.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home.

JULIA HELEN DEW
Julia Helen Dew, 78, Glouster, died Tuesday, May 25 at Columbus Colony for Elderly Care, Franklin County.
Born Feb. 25, 1921, Glouster, daughter of the late John and Genevive Levandoski Marshall, she was the widow of Ellis B. Dew.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Glouster Holy Cross Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Dew Cemetery, Perry County.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home,Glouster.

JORDAN BUTCHER
Jordan Tyler Butcher, 27 days, Logan, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 25 in the Emergency Room at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born April 28, 1999, Lancaster, he was the son of Ryan Wayne Butcher and Jennifer Lynn Davis of Logan.
Also surviving are a paternal grandmother Mrs. Earl (Betty Jo) Johnson of Logan; two paternal grandfathers, Larry (Sherry) Butcher Sr. of Logan and Terry (Diane) Nelson of Logan; a maternal grandmother, Pamela Davis of Logan; a maternal grandfather, Terry (Dorothy) Davis of Hanover; maternal great-grandparents, Elsie and Lacy Salmons of Crum, W.Va., and Dona Davis of Peebles; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Clyde and Evelyn Mount, Alonzo Waller and Richard Davis; and a great-aunt, Jennifer Holcomb.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Darwin L. Pressler officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Good Hope Township, Hocking County.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

CHARLES J. TIPPIE
Charles J. Tippie, 81, Hopedale, formerly of Jacksonville, died Wednesday, May 26 at Belmont County Hospital, Bellaire.
Born Nov. 18, 1917, Athens County, son of the late Charles and Lena Miller Tippie, he was the widower of Florence Hall Byers Tippie.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will be in Concord Cemetery, Athens County.
Friends may call two hours prior to services Friday at the funeral home.

RICHARD L. KINNISON
Richard L. Kinnison, 59, Logan, died Thursday, May 27 at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Nov. 28, 1939, Logan, he was the son of the late Max and Elma E. Clouston Kinnison.
Surviving are a brother, Leonard (Lynn) Kinnison of Darwin; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Louise) Scott of Logan and Mrs. Tom (Jeanne) Wilson of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by a sister, Lela Mae Kinnison.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. David Scott officiating.
Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Jackson County.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.


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