Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1999

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November 1 - 6, 1999

WILSON ADAIR
Wilson Kenneth Adair, 84, Logan, died Sunday, Oct. 31 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born May 6, 1915, New Straitsville, son of the late W.C. and Harriett Davis Adair, he was married for 64 years to Helen Erwin Adair, who survives.
A retired oil and gas contractor, he was a 50-year member of Immanuel United Methodist Church and a 1933 graduate of Logan High School.
Also surviving are a son, Kenneth (Nancy) Adair of Grayling, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Francis (Sally) Schrader of Logan and Mrs. Dean (Linda) Vaughn of Lancaster; six grandchildren, Michael and Mark Schrader, Cindy Morehead, Kathy Vaughn, and Julie and Tiffiny Adair; two step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Alan Adair.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Gary Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.

CLARENCE AZBELL
Clarence V. Azbell, 81, Lancaster, died Thursday, Oct. 28 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 12, 1918, Hocking County, son of the late Emmett and Sarah Caves Azbell, he was married to Ellinor Robson Azbell, who survives.
Memorial services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sheridan Funeral Home, Lancaster.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Olivedale Senior Citizens Center or Pickerington Senior Citizens Center.

CHARLES BOOKMAN SR.
Charles Henry Bookman Sr., 44, Stockport, formerly of New Straitsville, died Sunday, Oct. 31 at Shelby Hospital, Marietta.
Born June 4, 1955, Nelsonville, son of Alfred and Forest Green Bookman of McConnelsville, he was married for 18 year to Brenda Spencer Bookman, who survives.
A U.S. Army veteran, he was employed by the Longaberger Basket Company. He also was an assistant Scout master for Boy Scout Troop 295 of Stockport.
Also surviving are a son, Charles H. "Bobber" Bookman Jr. of the home; two daughters, Amy Marie and Cassie Jo Bookman, both of the home; a sister, Mrs. Dan (Martha) Close of Freedom, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at J.E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Shawnee.
Burial will be in New Straitsville Cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday and anytime Wednesday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 p.m. and after 7.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lupus Foundation.

VIOLA COAKLEY
Viola M. Coakley, 84, Logan, died Sunday, Oct. 31 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital following a brief illness.
Born Jan. 30, 1915, Logan, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Clara M. Canan Coakley.
A 1933 graduate of Rockbridge High School, she was a member for nearly 80 years of Fairview United Methodist Church. She was a former financial secretary of the church, a member of United Methodist Women and a former Sunday school teacher.
A 1963 graduate of Ohio University, she taught third and fourth grades at West Logan School until her retirement in 1985. She was a member of the Hocking County Retired Teachers Association, Ohio State Retired Teachers Association, Scenic Hills Senior Center and Delta Kappa Gamma. She also was a former member of Laurel Valley Grange.
Surviving are two sisters, Blanche Goldsberry and Ida Lutz Goss, both of Rockbridge; two nephews, Roger (Tammy) Lutz of Logan and Jeff (Tammy) Lutz of Rockbridge; a niece, Mrs. Ronald (Darla) Murdock of Pickerington; two great-nephews, Brian Lutz of Logan and Ben Lutz of Rockbridge; a great-niece, Jennifer Murdock of Tucson, Ariz.; and a sister-in-law, Helen Coakley of Logan.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Coakley.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Fairview United Methodist Church, Rockbridge, with the Rev. J. Gordon Sullivan and Vern Goss officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Fairview United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Harold Nihiser Jr., 27899 SR 180, Rockbridge, Ohio 43149.

ANDY KOLLAR
Andy Kollar, 81, Millfield, went home to be with his wife Friday, Oct. 29 at Akron General Medical Center.
Born March 31, 1918, Millfield, son of the late Charles and Julia Konavonie Kollar, he was the widower of Edna Kennard Kollar, to whom he was married for 52 years.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, with Pastor Ed Mingus officiating.
Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield.
Friends may call 4 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

JACK MAY
Jack W. May, 60, Logan, died Sunday, Oct. 31 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born March 3, 1939, Nelsonville, son of the late Willard Clarence and Anne Mable Evans May, he was married to Golden Dawn Bowen May, who survives.
A retired production manager for Diamond Power Specialty Corporation, he was a member of New Straitsville Masonic Lodge 484 F&AM, Scottish Rite of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Moose Lodge 873 and Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. He also was a VISTA volunteer for Rural Action.
Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Tony (Thea) Arocho of Albany, Jacqueline May of Columbus, Mary Ann Joy of Logan and Mrs. Bryan (Jodie Jo) Daubenmire of Logan; two sons, Ralf Jack May of Frankfurt, Germany and Willard Carroll "Billy" May of Logan; and a sister, Mrs. Mason (Carol) Bownes of Nelsonville.
Mr. May was cremated per his request.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the family residence, 175 Midland Place, with the Rev. Lawrence Myers officiating.
New Straitsville Masonic Lodge members will gather at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the residence for services.
Friends may call anytime at the residence.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association and/or Special Olympics.
Arrangements are by Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany.

BRAD LEONARD
Brad Grant Leonard, 36, Columbus, formerly of Delaware, died unexpectedly at his residence Friday, Oct. 29.
Born April 10, 1963, Columbus, he was the son of George and Babbs Dresher Leonard of Delaware.
A 1981 graduate of Olentangy High School, he attended Ohio State University and graduated from Franklin University with two degrees in business. He was employed in the fiscal division of the Ohio Department of Human Services. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and was an avid skier. He worked with the Italian Village Commission in Columbus and volunteered for homeless shelters in Columbus.
Also surviving are a brother, Trevor (Karen) and nephew Connor Leonard, all of Kennesaw, Ga.; maternal grandmother Alberta Dresher of Wapokoneta; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He also was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Herman and Pearl Leonard and maternal grandfather Russell Dresher.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Robinson Funeral Home, Delaware, with the Rev. Charles Woodward officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 28 E. William St., Delaware.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the charity of one's choice.

MARTHA NORTON
Martha "Rose" Norton, 72, Laurelville, died Monday, Nov. 1 at her residence following a brief illness.
Born Feb. 22, 1927, Hocking County, daughter of the late Carl and Fanchion Fetherolf Stump, she was the widow of John W. Norton.
She was past secretary of Laurelville Senior Citizens and a member of the executive board.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Walt (Carolyn) Adams of Kokomo, Ind., Cindy (James Roush) Norton of Clarksburg, Mrs. Joey Justice (Cathy) Penwell of Laurelville and Mrs. James (Connie) Neff of Adelphi; a son, John (Belinda) Norton of Laurelville; nine grandsons; one granddaughter; three great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; seven sisters, Mrs. Esther Henson, Mrs. Paul (Ruth) Moore and Mrs. Alice Grove, all of Laurelville, Betty Hatzo of Tarlton, Mrs. Robert (Audrey) Azbell of Circleville, Mrs. Robert (Marlene) McNichols of Kingston and Mrs. Marie Whitcraft of Columbus; a brother, Carl Stump of Lancaster; and very close friend Virginia Karshner.
She also was preceded in death by an infant brother.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville.
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Adena Hospice, 111 W. Water St., Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

JOSEPH PREKLER
Joseph E. Prekler, 72, Glouster, died Sunday, Oct. 31 at Cincinnati VA Medical Center.
Born March 24, 1927, Fairport Harbor, son of the late George and Mary Ugorchak Prekler, he was the widower of Betty M. Burch Prekler, who died March 10, 1998.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Nelsonville.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home.

FRANCES TRIPLETT
Frances E. Triplett, 76, Glouster, died Monday, Nov. 1 at her residence.
Born March 14, 1923, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late George and Carrie Judson McClelland.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are a son, Floyd Eugene (Pat) Triplett of Huber Heights; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Katherine) Shust of Glouster and Marcia McGill of Logan; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alva McClelland of Mineral City and Frank McClelland of Magnolia; a sister, Lois Tippie of Glouster; and several nieces and nephews, including very special niece Sharon Hook of Glouster, who was like a daughter to her.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, with James Osborne officiating.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 today at the funeral home.

WILLIAM THOMPSON
William J. Thompson, 47, Crooksville, died Wednesday, Nov. 3 at his residence.
Born Aug. 31, 1952, Athens County, son of the late Alfred E. and Violet I. Thompson Sr., he was married to Joanne Thompson, who survives.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Hollister Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the funeral home.

THELMA KLINGER
Thelma Naomi Klinger, 79, Logan, died Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Wesley Ridge Care Center, Reynoldsburg.
Born Aug. 30, 1920, Adams County, daughter of the late Wesley C. and Leona Mae Scott Jackson, she was married to James A. Klinger, who survives.
A member of Union United Methodist Church and Hocking Grange, she worked at the former Godman Shoe Factory and was co-owner and co-founder of the Logan Swap Shop.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard (Linda) Klinger of Lancaster and Randy Klinger of Columbus; a daughter, Sharon Michel of Logan; six grandchildren, Amber, Dustin and Danielle Klinger of Lancaster, Troy Michel of Logan, Mrs. Brian (Jolyne) Thompson of Dublin and Shad Griffin of the Air Force; four great-grandchildren, Devon, Zion, Kaya and Taylor; three sisters, Mrs. Murle (Nettie) McDaniel of New Plymouth, Mrs. Kenneth (Maxine) Inboden of Logan and Beulah Inboden of Logan; and a sister-in-law, Helen Jackson of New Lexington.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Jackson.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m. today at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating.
Burial was in New Fairview Mausoleum.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 3740 Ridgemill Dr., P.O. Box 21-8182, Columbus, Ohio 43221-8182.

BOB BUSH
Bob Bush, 59, Randlett, Okla., formally of Logan, died unexpectedly Thursday.
Preceded in death by parents Earl and Lilian Nelson Bush, he is survived by his wife, Melba.
Also surviving are one son, Branden (Karen) Bush; two daughters, Connie Bush and Mrs. Pan (Bernie) Jackson; two sisters, Sharen Harden and Karen Kelch; several nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held today at the Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park, Texas.
Local information was provided by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

November 8 - 13, 1999

HOLLIS FREEMAN
Hollis L. Freeman, 79, Logan, died Friday, Nov. 5 at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus.
Born April 5, 1920, Hawks, Vinton County, son of the late Joseph and Martha Jennie Oiler Freeman, he was married for 61 years to Gail Morgan Freeman, who survives.
A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was the retired owner of Freeman Moving and Storage in Logan. He was a member of the Church of Christ, the Fish and Game Club and the National Rifle Association.
Also surviving are a son, Joe (Kathy) Freeman of Logan; three daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Virginia) Oloshove of Erie, Mich., Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Gerken of Logan and Mrs. Joe (Loretta) Bonhomme of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and three sisters, Mrs. Bill (Violet) Cobb of Lorida, Fla., Myrtle Sheets of Logan and Mable Souders of Circleville.
He also was preceded in death by three brothers, Arthur Tschudy, Robert Tschudy and Carmel McGee.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Wayne Andrick officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.

JUDITH LARENA CUNNINGHAM NEAR
Judith "Judi" Larena Cunningham Near, 51, Logan, formerly of Lock Haven, Penn., died Sunday, Nov. 7 at her residence following an extended illness.
Born June 2, 1948, Lock Haven, Penn., daughter of the late John Edward and Jean Elizabeth Wagner Cunningham, she was married to Roy Oren Near, who survives.
An office worker for the K-Mart Distribution Center in Groveport, she was especially proud that she shared her birthday with her grandson, Johnathan Winn. Her life interests were her dogs, Josie and Chelsea, sewing, crafts and collecting cookbooks.
Also surviving are two daughters, Larena Nicole Bernstein of Upper Darby, Penn., and Mrs. Tim (Carla Dawn) Winn of Jersey Shore, Penn.; one grandchild, Johnathan Cory Winn of Jersey Shore, Penn.; a brother, John F. Cunningham of Columbus; and a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Karen A.) Shadle of Mill Hall, Penn.
She also was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Carl E. Near.
Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1700 E. Front St., with Elder David Mingus officiating.
No calling hours will be observed.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hocking County Humane Society, 120 Homer Avenue, Logan, Ohio 43138; Cancer Support Group, Immanuel United Methodist Church, c/o Donna Irvine, 316 E. Main St., Logan, Ohio 43138; or Appalachian Community Hospice, 280 E. State St., Athens, Ohio 45701.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home.

LEOTA SCHAEFFER
Leota H. Schaeffer, 92, Middleport, formerly of Chauncey, died Friday, Nov. 5 at Overbrook Center, Middleport.
Born April 11, 1907, San Toy, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Mary A. Eddy Blackford.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Overbrook Center, 333 Page St., Middleport, Ohio 45760.

BOBBY STEELE SR.
Bobby Leroy Steele Sr., 68, Ocala, Fla., died Thursday, Nov. 4.
Son of the late Ross and Rosella Steele, he was married to Goldie Marie Steele, who survives.
A retired custodial worker from Ohio State University and a utility man from Magic Chef, he was a native of Columbus. He was a resident of Ocala since Nov. 5, 1997. He was a lifetime member of Logan VFW Post 6430 and was an associate member of North United Methodist Church, Columbus.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Sonia) Moffett of Columbus; a son, Bobby L. Steele Jr. of Coral Springs, Fla.; five grandchildren, Carrie, Chris and Zack Moffett and Mike and Nick Steele; his father-in-law, Arthur M. Stoneburner; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Farley and Joyce Sue Leach, and a stepbrother, Jim Steele.
Arrangements are by All Care Funeral Home and Crematory, Fort Laurderdale, Fla.

VIRGINIA ULLMANN
Virginia Ullmann, 77, Logan, died Friday, Nov. 5 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 8, 1922, Harrietsville, she was the daughter of the late Edward Ernest and Edna Mable Schafer Ullmann.
A member of Zion's United Church of Christ in Harrietsville, she attended Logan First Presbyterian Church and was a 50-year member of Masterton Chapter 584 Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Hocking Valley Shrine 51 and was past DeMoley mother of the year.
Surviving are cousins Mrs. Richard (Freda) Goetsch of Kansasville, Wis., Mrs. Albert (Mary) Goetsch of Clinton, Wis., Don (Delores) Ullmann of Belle Valley and several other cousins.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Ullmann.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, Marietta, with Pastor William Knowles officiating.
Burial will be in Masterton Cemetery, Lebanon, Monroe County.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at McClure-Schafer Funeral Home, Marietta, with Eastern Star services taking place at 8 p.m.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.

DORIS ELLINGER
Doris Ellinger, 83, Nelsonville, died Sunday, Nov. 7 at her residence.
Born Feb. 15, 1916, Nelsonville, daughter of the late Sidney and Estella Monks Cook Sr., she was the widow of Earl Ellinger, who died June 6, 1998.
Formerly secretary to the superintendent of Nelsonville City Schools, she was a member of Nelsonville First United Methodist Church and a former member of the Wednesday night Women's Bowling League at the Midnight Inn Bowling Alley in Nelsonville.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kurt (Cheryl) Nunnally of Nelsonville; two grandsons, Scott and Shawn Nunnally, both of Nelsonville; a sister, Mrs. Dale (Edith) Foster of Mount Vernon; and special caregivers Vickie, Rita, Carol and girls Judy, Sue, Kathy, Brenda, Christy and Heidi.
She also was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Disney Jr., Harry and Jack Cook; two sisters, Jennie Hensley and Peggy Ritz; and an infant sister.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville, with David E. Dunn officiating.
Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Nelsonville Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 472, Nelsonville, Ohio 45764, or the Fairfield Visiting Nurses Association, 401 Ewing St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

PAUL BARROWS
Paul W. Barrows, 78, Nelsonville, died Tuesday, Nov. 9 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.
Born July 10, 1921, Nelsonville, he was the son of the late John and Blanche Dumont Barrows.
Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Nelsonville Masonic Lodge, 101 Adams St. A reception will follow.
No calling hours will be observed.
Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

JERRY BOURNE SR.
Jerry Allen Bourne Sr., 61, Logan, died Wednesday, Nov. 10 at Doctors Hospital North, Columbus.
Born Feb. 8, 1938, Tazewell County, Va., son of the late Earl Thomas and Edith R. Repass Bourne, he was married to Judy Regina Wilson Bourne, who survives.
He formerly worked for Stuart Burial Vaults of Bremen. He was a charter member of Bremen Fraternal Order of Eagles 3657 and was a dual member of Logan Fraternal Order of Eagles 2168.
Also surviving are three sons, Jerry A. (Brenda S.) Bourne Jr. of Salem, Gary L. (Christine) Bourne of Salem and Bernard T. Bourne of Logan; a daughter, Sherry L. Bourne of Logan; six grandchildren; two brothers, William and Vernon Bourne, both of Logan; and three sisters, Gladys Mayberry of South Gate, Calif., Dorothy Mohler of Maxville and Evelyn Howdyshell of Maxville.
He also was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Thomas Bourne Jr.
Private graveside services will be held Friday at Fairview Cemetery, Monday Creek Township, Perry County, with the Rev. James W. Allison officiating.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home.

JOHN LEO RECTENWALDT
John Leo Rectenwaldt, 82, Logan, died Wednesday, Nov. 10 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, following an extended illness.
Born Nov. 26, 1916, Logan, son of the late Lawrence Leo and Clara Veronica Ucker Rectenwaldt, he was married to Elnora Fauntell Rutherford Rectenwaldt, who survives.
He formerly worked as a printer for The Logan Daily News and had retired from Huls Printing Company after numerous years of service. A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of St. John Catholic Church and a former member of Logan VFW.
Also surviving are a son, David Lee Rectenwaldt of Holt, Mich.; a daughter, Debra Lea Rectenwaldt of Logan; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and two sisters, Rosemary Shaffer and Florence Welch, both of Columbus.
He also was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret C. Blosser.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Richard J. Pendolphi officiating.
Burial will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Good Hope Township.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday at Roberts Funeral Home, where Christian wake services will be held 7 p.m. Friday.

DANA JAGO
Dana Shane Jago, 32, Athens, died Saturday, Nov. 6 at his home.
Born March 25, 1967, London, he was the son of Della Jago Wells and her husband, Kenneth, of Chillicothe and the late Robert Richard Jago Sr.
Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, with Pastor Ronald Pierce officiating.
Friends may call one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home.

SALLY DENNIS
Sally A. Dennis, 59, Glouster, died Wednesday, Nov. 10 at O'Bleness Hospital, Athens.
Born April 19, 1940, Athens County, daughter of the late Percy and Evelyn Pettit Hook, she was married to Alvin Dennis, who survives.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

JOSEPH JOHNSTON
Joseph L. Johnston, 74, Laurelville, died Thursday, Nov. 11 at Pickaway Manor.
Born Dec. 13, 1924, Hocking County, son of the late Clifford and Jennie Acker Johnston, he was married to Florence Stump Johnston, who survives.
A World War II Army veteran, he retired from Mead Corporation and was a member of Laurelville Church of God.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Judith) Fortner of Thornville; three sons, James (Barbara) Johnston, Terry (Paula) Johnston and Michael (Trina) Johnston, all of Laurelville; eight grandchildren, Heather Carithers, Ryan Fortner, Brandon Johnston, Amy Johnston, Daniel Johnston, Brian Johnston, Kyle Johnston and Lauren Johnston; three step-grandchildren, Tommy Tackett and Keri and Kierston Christy; a brother, Willis Johnston of Circleville; and a sister, Bertha Wiggins of South Bloomingville.
He also was preceded in death by three sisters, Esther Smith, Margie Ebert and Alice Fetherolf; and three brothers, Carl, Clarence and Frank Johnston.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville.
Burial will be in Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Saturday at the funeral home.

PATTY WOLFORD
Patty Ann Wolford, 63, Haydenville, died Thursday, Nov. 11 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born May 16, 1936, Carbon Hill, daughter of the late Glen A. and Martha Johnson Sowers, she was married for 45 years to John F. Wolford, who survives.
A homemaker, she was a member of Haydenville United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Mifflin High School in Columbus.
Also surviving are two sons, John M. Wolford of Caldwell and Mark S. Wolford of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. David (Christi) Hiles of Logan and Mrs. Wayne (Connie) Guess of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Joshua Wolford of Haydenville, Dustin Hiles of Logan and Serenity Guess of Lancaster; and a sister, Sandy Miller of Haydenville.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Sowers.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Sharon West officiating.
Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and anytime after 10 a.m. Sunday with the family in attendance from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the funeral home.

ROSEMARY DAVIS
Rosemary Riggs Davis, 85, Logan, died Thursday, Nov. 11 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born May 5, 1914 in Hocking County, the daughter of the late Arthur Samuel and Mary Appleman Riggs, she was the wife of the late Wilbur Davis who died in 1995.
A retired real-estate broker, she attended Holiness Community Church, Logan.
She is survived by one niece, Paula Brenick of Logan; one nephew Arthur Kuhn of Calif.; two great-nieces, Tiffanie Appolzon of Fla. and Mrs. Dwayne (Rochelle) Hanson of Columbus; three great-nephews, Damon (Vikki) Kuhn of Logan, Donovan Kuhn of Mansfield and Byron Kuhn of Calif.; five great-great-nephews and nieces; and special friend, Jewell Spires of Logan.
She also was preceded in death by sisters Betty R. Kuhn, Dorothy Bittner, and brothers Samuel and Claude Riggs.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Kenneth Garren officiating.
Entombment will follow in the New Fairview Mausoleum.
Friends may call noon until the time of service on Sunday at the funeral home.

ROBERT EVERETT
Robert L. "Gizz" Everett, 46, West Jefferson and formerly of Glouster, died Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Born Jan. 16, 1953 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Lewis and Bertie McClelland Everett.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster.
Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call 11 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home.


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