Miscellaneous Hocking County, Ohio Obituaries - 1996

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May 27 - 31, 1996

EARL H. ELBERFELD
Earl H. Elberfeld, 93, Logan, died Monday, May 27 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 29, 1902, Pomeroy, son of the late Jacob Bauer and Katharine Mees Elberfeld, he was the widower of Martha Harrold Elberfeld, who died Dec. 27, 1973.
He owned and operated the Elberfeld Co. since 1926. He was also president of Elberfeld-Logan Realty Co.
He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Logan. He was valedictorian of his 1920 class at Pomeroy High School, and salutatorian of his Ohio State University Class of 1924 receiving a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration. He graduated from Harvard Business School in 1926 with a Master's of Business Administration.
He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and Presidents Club at OSU, a 75-year member of Pomeroy Masonic Lodge and he was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. He was a past member of Logan Rotary Club and Rotary Jazz Band. He was past president of Logan School Board and one of the founders of Hocking Valley Community Hospital. He was a past member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church Council and one of the founders and members of the original Board of Directors of the Citizen's Bank of Logan.
He was co-chairman of the War Bond drive in Southeastern Ohio during World War II, a certified tree farmer, SEORC Person of the Year in 1988, and was honored in March as the oldest living OSU Alumni in Hocking County.
Surviving are a son, Dr. Harrold T. (Sherry) Elberfeld of Sparks, Md.; three daughters, Mrs. David (Dr. Martha E.) Sampsell of Wheaton, Ill., Mrs. Bob (Susan E.) Centers of Chillicothe and Dr. Sally H. Harrold of Coos Bay, Ore.; seven grandchildren, Robert Walker Brenning of Lancaster, John Talley Elberfeld of Sparks, Md., David Harrold Sampsell of Minneapolis, Minn., Ryan Moore Brenning of Chillicothe, Andrew Harrold Elberfeld of Baltimore, Md., Katherine E. McDonald of Ft. Collins, Colo. and Sarah Holmes Countryman of Coos Bay, Ore.; two great-grandchildren, Lauren Margaret Brenning and Tyler Walker Brenning, both of Lancaster; a brother, Robert (Charlotte) Elberfeld of Pomeroy; and two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Lytle of Chillicothe and Mrs. William (Rachael) Downie of Racine.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Jacob, Alfred and Martin Elberfeld; and three sisters, Ima Keller, Lydia Siddall and Katharine Slagel.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with the Rev. James Zingale officiating.
Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at Cardaras Funeral Home and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.
The family suggests contributions be made to Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 966, Logan, Ohio 43138.

WALTER R. GRACE
Walter Roland Grace, 43, Shawnee, died Monday, May 27 at University Medical Center, Columbus.
Born June 5, 1952, Columbus, son of Rosellia Irene Puckett Grace Dean of Columbus and the late Roland W. Grace Sr., he was married to Angeline Irwin Grace, who survives.
He worked at Selkirk Metalbestos in Logan and was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Union 456 and the NRA.
Also surviving are a son, Jason Grace of Hilliard; two daughters, Victoria Kimball of Bristol, Vt. and Jennifer Grace Simms of Hilliard; two brothers, Michael L. Grace of Grove City and Danny L. Grace of Bristol, Vt.; grandparents, Wendell and Alvina Mason of Bristol, Vt.; two half brothers, Roland W. Grace Jr. of Bristol, Vt. and Larry Dean of Columbus; four half sisters, Lee Ann Martin and Shelby Brutkoski, both of Bristol, Vt., Rhonda Wood of Florida and Kathy Dean of Columbus; stepmother, Marjorie Grace of Lincoln, Vt.; stepfather, Lester Dean of Columbus; stepgrandmother, Lee Cowgill of Columbus; several nieces and nephews; and several aunts and uncles.
He was also preceded in death by two grandmothers, Zelpha Stasko and Gladys Cotterman.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Jane Beattie officiating.
Committal services will be held at New Straitsville Cemetery.
Military graveside services will be conducted by Hocking County Combined Veterans Organizations.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home.

BETTE LEWIS
Bette Lewis, 75, Westerville, died Saturday, May 25 at St. Ann's Hospital, Columbus.
Born Dec. 17, 1920, Nelsonville, daughter of the late Ernest and Edna Marks Hitchings, she was married to Harold Lewis, who survives.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

BETTY M. LINK
Betty Mae Link, 64, South Bloomingville, died Sunday, May 26 at Mount Carmel West.
Born Feb. 15, 1932, Lawrence County, daughter of the late Arthur and Katie Green, she was the widow of Joseph M. Link Jr.
She was a member of Degree of Pocahontas White Feather 92 of Laurelville and Senior Citizens of Laurelville.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph (Connie) Link of Lancaster and Terry (Toni) Link of Chillicothe; two daughters, Mrs. Dave (Teresa) Bennett of Galloway and Mrs. Robert (Melody) Lewis of Reynoldsburg; a sister, Mrs. George (Edith) Roberts of Marion; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Luther (Ilean) Harrison of Kentucky; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several very dear friends.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville, with the Rev. Leland Johnson officiating.
Burial will be in Schooley Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to American Heart Association or Central Ohio Diabetes Association.

ROBERT C. MOUNT
Robert C. Mount, 84, Logan, died Monday, May 27 in the Logan Health Care Center.
Born Dec. 8, 1911, Hocking County, son of the late Samuel and Minnie Lehman Mount, he was married to Louise North Mount, who survives.
The former coal miner and factory worker was a member of the First Church Praise and Worship Center.
He is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. James R. (Patricia) Richards of Logan; one brother, Alva Mount of Millfield; one sister, Gladys Skivers of Akron; five grandchildren; great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Joann Wilson; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the First Church Praise and Worship Center with the Rev. Michael Martin officiating.
Burial will be at Shaw Cemetery, Logan.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Wednesday and one hour prior to the service at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

CLAUDE H. PROCTOR
Claude Harry "Bun" Proctor, 93, Logan, died Wednesday, May 29 in the Skilled Nursing Unit of Hocking Valley Community Hospital following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 4, 1903, Wooster, Ind., son of the late Abraham L. and Alice Smith Proctor, he was married to Esther Maggie Cummans Proctor, who died Aug. 3, 1978.
He had been a farmer having operated a farm near Utica. He had been engaged in a garage service where he operated the first motorized wrecker service in Hocking County. He also operated commercial coal hauling and truck hauling services. He was a member of the Logan Church of the Nazarene.
He is survived by four sons, Harry D. (Jo) Proctor, Claude Jr. (Pat), both of Logan, Wendell (Helen) Proctor of Newark, Waldo E. (Pauline) Proctor of Casselberry, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. David (Shirley) Bryan of Orlando, Fla., Linda Sellers of North Fort Myers, Fla., Mrs. Curtis (Betty) Alexander and Carol Jones, both of Zanesville; 25 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Charles Proctor; and three daughters, Mona Alexander, Regenia G. Proctor and Wanda Green.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Logan Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Darwin Pressler officiating.
Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Friday and from 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at Roberts Funeral Home.

FLOSSIE M. CLARK
Flossie May Clark, 91, Glouster, died Thursday, May 30 at Grant Hospital in Columbus.
Born March 2, 1905, Athens County, daughter of the late George and Lourella Bell Stabus, she was preceded in death by her first husband, the late John E. Stansberry, and her second husband, the late Charles Coakley.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cardaras Funeral Home in Glouster. Burial will be at Glouster Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

June 1 - 8, 1996

JAMES HARRISON DONAHEY
James Harrison "Hal" Donahey, 89, Logan, died Thursday, May 30, 1996, in the Hocking Valley Community Hospital emergency room.
Born Jan. 18, 1907, New Philadelphia, son of the late Alvin Victor and Mary Edith (Harvey) Donahey, he was married to Alice Grace (Riegel) Donahey, who survives.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family.

DAVID O. EBERT
David O. Ebert, 50, Laurelville, died Thursday, May 30 in Chillicothe.
Born July 1, 1945, Hocking County, he was the son of the late Ralph and Martha Fye Ebert.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam and a member of the VFW.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. David (Julie) Walker of Circleville; two brothers, Charles "Doc" (Babe) Ebert and Ralph "Sam" (Betty) Ebert, both of Laurelville; three sisters, Esther Brown, Mary Eveland and Mrs. Walter (Ruth) Redman, all of Laurelville; one grandson, William Walker; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Appalachia, P.O. Box 768, Athens, Ohio 45701, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were by the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville.

THOMAS M. REYNOLDS
Thomas R. Reynolds, 47, Logan, died Thursday, May 30 in the University Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Sept. 17, 1948, Chauncey, son of the late Louis and Florence Hammond Reynolds, he was married to Sue A. Turner Reynolds, who survives.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Knollwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Sunday at the funeral home.

MICHAEL S. SHEROAN
Michael S. Sheroan, 25, Nelsonville, formerly of Elizabethtown, Ky., died Thursday, May 30, 1996, in Athens.
Born Nov. 25, 1970, he is survived by his mother and step-father, Priscilla (Edlin) and Danny Goodin of Elizabethtown.
He is preceded in death by his father, Michael Ray Sheroan.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, Radcliff, Ky.
Visitation will be noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of services at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home.
Burial will be in North Hardin Memorial Cemetery, Radcliff.

DOROTHY RITCHIE
Funeral services were held 10 a.m. today at Fairview Reformed Presbyterian Church, Ohioville Borough, Pa., for Dorothy "Dottie" McKenzie Ritchie, 63, Brighton Township, Beaver County, Pa., who died unexpectedly Saturday at Medical Center, Beaver, Pa.
The Rev. Richard Raines officiated.
Burial will be 5 p.m. today at Smith Chapel Cemetery, Hocking County.
Born Jan. 12, 1933, Williamstown. W.Va., daughter of the late Ralph and Dorothy Burton McKenzie, she was married for 45 years to Kenneth "Ken" J. Ritchie, who survives.
A Brighton Township resident for the past nine years, she was formerly of Blairsville, Pa. and Logan. She was a member of Fairview Reformed Presbyterian Church Ohioville Borough, Pa., where she was a member of the church choir, music committee and she was active in several church functions.
Also surviving are two sons, Kenn A. Ritchie of Middleboro, Ky. and Brent R. (Tammy) Ritchie of Blairsville, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. David (Misty Ritchie) Richardson of Lancaster; an adopted granddaughter, Rachael D. Ritchie of the home; four grandchildren, Lauren F. and Jessica J. Ritchie, both of Blairsville, Pa., and Joshua D. and Justin L. Richardson, both of Lancaster; a brother, Thomas McKenzie of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and a sister, Mrs. William (Charlene) Lane of Marietta.
She was also preceded in death by five brothers; and one sister.

OLIVE L. TRACE
Olive L. Trace, 93, Glouster, died Sunday, June 2 at Logan Health Care Center.
Born Aug. 2, 1902, Glouster, daughter of the late William A. and Mary A. Hartley Withem, she was the widow of Vollie Trace, who died in 1965.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Tuesday at the funeral home.

BURNETT D. YOUNG
Burnett D. Young, 85, died Friday, May 31 at his residence.
He was the widower of Eunice Young.
He was a retired farmer and Rushcreek Township employee.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Sharon L.) Riddle of Laurelville and Mrs. Dennis (Sue A.) Imler of Amanda; two sons, Gary E. (Dottie) Young and Burnurd D. (Melody) Young, both of Lancaster; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Hampton of Junction City; and a brother, M.L. Young of Laurelville.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Cloyce Young.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, with the Rev. John Morrison officiating.
Burial will be at Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Fairfield County in his memory.

JOHN F DEITRICH
John F. "Jack" Deitrich, 83, Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Logan, died Friday, May 31.
Born in Junction City, he moved to Florida from Logan in 1956. He was married to Lillian Severance Deitrich, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John and David Deitrich.
Mrs. Deitrich can be reached at 2104 55th Ave. West, Bradenton, Fla. 34207.

ARIZONA B. WADE
Funeral services were held 11 a.m. today at Myers Funeral Home, Groveport, for Arizona Belle Wade, 70, New Plymouth, who died Saturday, June 1 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
She was married to William T. Wade Sr., who survives.
Interment was in Franklin Hills.
The family suggests contributions be made to Hocking Valley Church, P.O. Box 1098, Logan, Ohio 43138.

FREDERICK F. WEIS
Frederick Francis Weis, 90, 829 SR 664 North, Logan, died Tuesday, June 4 at Logan Health Care Center after an extended illness.
Born Nov. 28, 1905, Logan, son of the late Franklin Francis and Sarah Katherine DeLong Weis, he was married for 67 years to Thelma Gayle Sherlock Weis, who survives.
A World War I Army veteran, he served in the 166th Infantry. He was a millwright/machinist for the former Sun Glow Furniture Industries and the Metalbestos Manufacturing Plant, where he retired. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.
Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joe (Marlene K.) Anthony of Columbus; two sons, Thomas C. Weis of Reedsville and Denman L. "Jim" Weis of Minnetonka, Minn.; two sisters, Jean Schultz and Mrs. Clifford (Patricia) Smith, both of Logan; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Donald F. Weis, who died in 1992; one brother; and seven sisters.
Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. John Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Richard J. Pendolphi officiating.
Entombment will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Rockbridge.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 Thursday at Roberts Funeral Home.
Rosary services will be conducted 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

OSCAR L. JOLLY SR.
Oscar L. Jolly Sr., 69, Logan, died Tuesday, June 4 at his residence after an extended illness.
Born Aug. 28, 1926, Island, Ky., son of the late A.O. and Ethel Wiggenton Jolly, he was married for 31 years to Jean M. Corsi Jolly, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Oscar L. "Roger" (Cynthia) Jolly Jr. of Bradenton, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. George (Mary) Alexander of Canton; a grandson, Michael S. Alexander of Canton; a great-grandson, Aaron Michael Alexander of Canton; a brother, Evans Jolly of Columbus; and a sister, Mary Louise Kelty of Island, Ky.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Mae Jolly; and a brother, Johnny Jolly.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with Evangelist Jerry Mullins officiating.
Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Thursday at the funeral home.

BOYD C. POLING
Boyd C. "Jim" Poling, 66, Lancaster, formerly of Logan, died Tuesday, June 4 at his residence.
Born July 22, 1929, Hocking County, he was the son of the late Otis O. and Emma M. Silvers Poling.
He was a block tender for Moyer Masonary Company.
Surviving are two brothers, Ralph Poling of Fostoria and Dewey Poling of Lancaster; and three sisters, Stella Woodruff and Esther Brown, both of Lancaster, and Darlene "Dolly" Vickroy of New Straitsville.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with Pastor Don Reams officiating.
Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

JOHN SCHOONOVER
John "Jigger" Schoonover, 94, Chauncey, died Wednesday, June 5 at his residence.
Born July 3, 1901, Old Floodwood, son of the late George and Ann DeLong Schoonover, he was the widower of Lena Smith Schoonover.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville.
Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.

BETTY J. ALEXANDER
Betty Joann Alexander, 58, 260 Deerfield Road, Zanesville died Wednesday, June 5 at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville.
Born Nov. 22, 1937, Logan, daughter of the late Claude and Esther Cummans Proctor, she was married for 39 years to Curtis M. Alexander Sr., who survives.
She was employed at United Technologies for 18 years and was Nazarene by faith.
Also surviving are five daughters, Colleen Anderson, Rita Alexander, Karen Alexander and Rebecca Puckett, all of Zanesville, and Lisa Saxon of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a son, Curtis M. Alexander Jr. of the home; five granddaughters; one grandson; four brothers, Harry Proctor and Claude Proctor, both of Logan, Wendell Proctor of Newark and Waldo Proctor of Casselberry, Fla.; and three sisters, Shirley Bryan of Orlando, Fla., Linda Sellers of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Carol Jones of Zanesville.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Proctor; and three sisters, Wanda Green, Regina Proctor and Mona Alexander.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Bryan Funeral Home, Zanesville, with the Rev. Vernon Stimpert officiating.
Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 today at the funeral home.

MIRIAM DAWSON
Miriam Dawson, 84, Gahanna, died Thursday, June 6, at Park Medical Center.
She was retired from the Parma school system, where she worked as a teacher, and was a member of Delta Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and Chuch of the Messiah, U.M.
She is survived by a sister, Mildred Ucker, Logan; two nieces, Diane Rano, Gahanna, and Dema (Edward) Rankin, Sunbury; a great nephew, Anthony Rano; and great nieces Angela Rano, Jessica Rankin and Alison Rankin.
There will be no calling hours.
Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens with Dr. Arthur Schultz officiating.
Arrangements are by Hill Funeral Home, Westerville.

June 10 - 15, 1996

JOHN W. SCHEIN
John W. Schein, 92, Logan, died Monday, June 10 at Rockmill Rehabilitation Centre, Lancaster.
Born May 22, 1904, Hocking County, son of the late Homer A. and Maude V. Beougher Schein, he was the widower of Bertha M. Lane Schein, who died June 11, 1979.
A retired maintenance man for Logan Clay Products, he attended the Logan Church of the Nazarene and was the oldest living member of Fairview United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Robert L. (Lila J.) Schein and John L. (Eileen R.) Schein, both of Logan; five daughters, Mrs. John (Wilma) Conant, Mrs. John (Donna) Leach, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Turner, Mrs. Pat (Marjorie) Floyd and Bonnie Neff, all of Logan; a brother, Homer J. Schein of Lancaster; a sister, Ruth E. Schein of Lancaster; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Floyd J.N. Schein; and a sister, M. Evelyn Schein.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Darwin Pressler officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rockbridge.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Wednesday at the funeral home.

JUDY BRADY
Judy Brady, 55, Happy Hollow Road, Nelsonville, died Monday, June 10 at her residence.
Born Dec. 7, 1940, Nelsonville, daughter of Dorothy Monk Patton of Nelsonville and the late Fred Adams, she was married to James Brady, who survives.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Nelsonville Wesleyan Church.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

FRANCES LOHR KLEINSCHMIDT
Frances Lohr Kleinschmidt, 90, St. Mark Village, Palm Harbor, Fla., who died Oct. 27 at St. Mark Village, Palm Harbor, Fla.
Born July 15, 1905, Kokomo, Ind., daughter of the late Charles Edward and Ada Ann Burrows Lohr, she was the widow of Rudolph F. Kleinschmidt, who died Dec. 16, 1991.
A homemaker, she was an Ohio University graduate and a member of Dunedin Country Club in Dunedin, Fla. She was also a member of Pi Beta Phi Alumni Club and St. Mark Lutheran Church of Dunedin, Fla.
Surviving are a two sons, Rudolph F. Kleinschmidt Jr. of Sarasota, Fla. and Philip L. Kleinschmidt of Hudson; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie E. Hall of Indianapolis, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Speed and Ruth Renwick.
Graveside memorial services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. James Zingale officiating.
No calling hours will be observed.
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home.

CARL E. RAYBURN
Carl Edward Rayburn, 82, Rushville, died Tuesday, June 11 at his residence after a brief illness.
Born March 24, 1914, Leon, W.Va., son of the late Samuel Garfield and Carrie Bowles Rayburn, he was married Thelma Ambrose Snyder Rayburn, who survives.
He was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and American Yorkshire Club, and was past secretary for Ohio Improved Chester Association. He had been a hog farmer since he was eight. He retired as a welder from Alten's Foundry 20 years ago.
Also surviving are two sons, Vernon Rayburn of Lancaster and Don (Linda) Rayburn of Rushville; a daughter, Mrs. John (Audrey) Julian of Havelock, N.C.; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nine stepchildren; and 14 stepgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife of 59 years, Naomi A. Rayburn, who died Feb. 21, 1993; two infant sons, Samuel Sylvester and Harvey Edward Rayburn; two brothers, James and Claude Rayburn; an infant twin sister; and a granddaughter, Tammy Rayburn.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Bope-Thomas Funeral Home, Somerset, with Pastor Judy Shook officiating.
Burial will be in Otterbein Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to Fairfield County Hospice.

EFFIE L. BRAMMER
Effie L. Brammer, 79, Hollister, died Thursday, June 13 at her residence.
Born Oct. 12, 1916, Mason, W.Va., daughter of the late Oliver Davis and Celista D. Darnell Davis Scarberry, she was the widow of Edward H. "Bill" Brammer, who died Jan. 9, 1992.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Brown Funeral Home, Murray City.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 Saturday at the funeral home.

JAMES H. BROUSE
James H. Brouse, 71, 15860 U.S. 33 South, Nelsonville, died Thursday, June 13 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born Dec. 25, 1924, Montreal, Canada, son of the late Alfred and Sophie Shertrend Brouse, he was married to Jeanne Mowery Brouse, who survives.
A World War II Army veteran, he was retired landfill operator and a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Logan and Nelsonville Elks Lodge 543.
Also surviving are two daughters, Debra Laird of Pittsburgh, Pa. and Mrs. Greg (Donna) Wilcox of Wooster; a son, Donald Brouse of Coshocton; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Merl (Martha) Bell and Mrs. John (Rebecca) Mohler, both of Logan; three stepsons, Steven Rauch of Norwich, David Rauch of Niceville, Fla. and Thomas Rauch of Logan; three sisters, Hazel Haines of Nairn Center, Ontario, Kathleen Bellhouse of Brantford, Ontario and Frances Trahan of Oniping, Ontario; seven grandchildren; 16 stepgrandchildren; and one step great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Brouse.
No calling hours or services will be observed. The body was cremated at the deceased's request.
The family suggests contributions be made to American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are by Souers Funeral Home, Nelsonville.

HELEN L. SAXTON
Helen L. Saxton, 89, formerly of Logan, died Thursday, June 13 at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 23, 1906, Salem Township, Meigs County, daughter of the late Herman and Florence Lutz Folden, she was the widow of Harold D. Sexton, who died May 14, 1968.
She attended Ohio University for two years then taught school in her earlier years. She was a retired caseworker for Hocking County Welfare Department and a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church of Logan.
Surviving are a son, William E. (Sherol) Saxton of Grove City; a son-in-law, Dr. O. Huston Cagle of Kettering; 10 grandchildren, Deborah Jennings, John Saxton, Michael Saxton, Cynthia Eaton, Eric Saxton, Robbert Saxton, David Cagle, Elizabeth Cagle, Anne Brunner and Nary Stamm; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a beloved aunt, Garnet Williamson, who raised her in her home; a daughter, Marilyn Jane Cagle; and a brother, Hedsel Folden.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary K. Wheeler officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today or 9 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

JOHN F. GOUNDER
John F. Gounder, 69, Glouster, died Friday, June 14 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, The Plains.
Son of the late John and Mildred Gounder, he was born July 19, 1926 in Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Violia Caudill Gounder.
Calling hours will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, with services immediately following at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Columbus. Arrangements are by the Cardaras Funeral Home.

LOREN E. PAXTON
Loren E. Paxton, 59, Circleville, died Thursday, June 13 at Americare Nursing Home, Circleville.
Born Sept. 3, 1936, Hocking County, son of the late Harley and Grace Kline Paxton, he was married to Charlotte Hoffman Paxton, who survives.
A U.S. Army veteran, he was employed by General Electric for more than 35 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Circleville.
Also surviving are a daughter, Beth Paxton of Circleville; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Jim (Mary Jo) Warren of McDonough, Ga. and Mrs. Jim (Linda) Fry of Lancaster; four grandchildren, Bryan Downs, Lindsay Seimer, Benjamin Fry and Taylor Warren; two sisters, Mrs. Chester (Helen) Turner of Lancaster and Mrs. Doile (Ruby) Lama of Marysville; two sister-in-laws, Gloria and Virginia Paxton, both of Laurelville; a niece, Debbie Duckett; and four nephews, Dwight Turner, Mark Paxton, Eugene Lama and Michael Paxton.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Maxson; and two brothers, Don and Wilbur Paxton.
Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Circleville, with Father Robert Reilly officiating.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Circleville.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Defenbaugh-Wise Funeral Home, Circleville.
Christian wake services will be 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Pickaway County or American Cancer Society.


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