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David L. Frazier

David L. Frazier, 67, of Oxford, died Thursday, Aug. 27, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital.

Born in Eaton, he attended high school in Richmond, Ind., and earned a bachelor's degree from Earlham College. A professor emeritus of English at Miami University, he received a master's degree from Indiana University and a doctorate degree from the University of New Mexico.

Mr. Frazier was an instructor at Miami University from 1955-57, was an instructor at Earlham College from 1957-59 and a teaching assistant and graduate fellow at the University of New Mexico from 1959-61. He joined the English faculty at Miami University in 1962 and retired in 1994.

He was co-editor of "The War of the Critics Over William Dean Howells" and editor of two numbers of Volume 8 of "The Old Northwest." He was a member of the Oxford United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Susan M. Frazier; two sons, Kent Frazier of Amelia and Bruce Frazier of Sidney, Ill.; two daughters, Connie Malone of Oxford and Denise Babyak of Irvine, Calif.; his mother, Gertrude "Trudy" (Pitsinger) Frazier of Richmond, Ind.; six grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia Fulle of Richmond, Ind.

Funeral services were held at Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, Oxford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the cancer support group at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Oxford, or to the college and youth program at Oxford United Methodist Church.

Burnice L. Emrick

Burnice L. Emrick, 103, of Northedge Apartments, Eaton, died Sunday, Sept. 13, at Manor Care Nursing Home in Miamisburg after a brief hospitalization.

Born Feb. 23, 1895, at the family homestead in the West Elkton area, he was the son of the late Charles and Eva (Brown) Emrick. He was a farmer most of his life, and retired from Moraine Paper Co. in West Carrollton in 1960 after 10 years of service. Mr. Emrick was a member of the Quaker Friends Church in West Elkton and a lifetime member of The Brotherhood of Knights of Pythias.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella M. (Harkloo) Emrick, in 1987.

Survivors include a daughter, Fern Price of Miamisburg; three granddaughters, Lee Ann Price-Fortino of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Debra Price of Miamisburg and Cherri Martin of Beavercreek; two great-grandchildren, Gina Lyndsey Fortino and Michael Lee Fortino of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Saturday, Sept. 19, at Fairmound Cemetery, West Elkton, with the Rev. Scofield officiating. Viewing was private. R.C. Nein & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, was in charge of arrangements.

Barbara J. Moore

Barbara Jean Moore, 70, of New Paris, died Monday, Sept. 14, at her home.

Born March 24, 1928, in Winchester, Ind., she was the daughter of Gobel and Bessie (Greene) Tucker.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Ladonna Tucker, Allan and Mary Kay Moore, all of New Paris, Lewis and Barbara Moore of Waukesha, Wis.; seven daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Cooper of New Paris, Darla and Steven Henderson of Centerville, Ind., Cheryl and William Hooks of Caryville, Tenn., Joyce and John Sheard of Eaton, Shelby and Tommy Vinsant of Jacksboro, Tenn., Rozan and Junior Tucker of Smyrna, Tenn., and Janet Graham of Indianapolis, Ind.

Also surviving are 28 grandchildren; 42-great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeanette Mowery of Celina; and brothers, Jack Tucker of Lynn, Ind., Gene Tucker of Vero Beach, Fla., William and Gary Tucker, both of Union City, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Eldon Moore, in June; a son, Ernest E. Moore Jr., in 1950; a daughter, Marilyn Lou Moore, in 1950; a granddaughter, Connie Faye Tucker, in 1953; brothers, Richard and John Paul Tucker; and sisters, Beverly Yoder and Kathleen Cales.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 18, at Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel, with the Rev. Wayne Morrison officiating. Burial was in Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester, Ind.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwest Emergency Squad in New Paris.

Anna E. Graham

Anna E. Graham, 88, of Camden, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, at her home.

Born April 15, 1910, in Hamilton, she was the daughter of Milton E. and Dolly (Berry) Ross. She was a 1928 graduate of Camden High School, and had been employed as the Camden Village clerk and treasurer until her retirement. She was a member of Camden United Methodist Church.

On June 17, 1933, she married Robert Graham in Covington, Ky., and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Charles R. Graham (Betty Johnson) of Washington Court House and Richard A. (Carolyn J.) Graham of Eaton; two brothers, William C. Ross of Camden and Everett Ross of College Corner, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one sister, Blanche Lindsey of Dayton; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 19, at R.C. Nein & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, followed by burial in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.

Esther Waters

Esther Waters, 92, formerly of North Main Street, Laura, died Thursday, Sept. 17, at Vancrest Nursing Home in Eaton.

Born July 1, 1906, she was the daughter of Burley and Alice Gertrude (Pegg) Arnett. She was a member of Bath Presbyterian Church in Dayton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Chick" Waters, in 1988.

Survivors include a son, James C. Waters of Laura; a daughter, Patricia Ann Carter of Cookeville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Tom Arnett of New Madison; sisters, Sarah Clemmens of Winchester, Ind., Margaret "Peg" Schneider and Jane Mills, both of South Bend, Ind., Annabelle Vaniman of Eaton and Josephine Young of Danville, Ill.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 21, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Bob Kurtz officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton.

Mabel Stutz

Mabel (Baker) Stutz, 82, of Eaton, died Thursday, Sept. 17, at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio.

She was a member of Verona United Methodist Church, Brookville Eastern Star #526 and Dayton White Shrine #13.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, R. Deo Baker.

Survivors include her husband, Walter W. "Bill" Stutz; daughters and sons-in-law, Dorthy and Edwin Lentz of Greenville, Nancy and Richard Kiracofe of Camden, Ann Sample and Gerald Vuchetich of Apple Valley, Minn.; a stepdaughter and her husband, Pauline and Bernard Brown of West Carrollton; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 21, at Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home, Brookville, with the Rev. Gordon Jones officiating. Burial was in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens, Brookville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice.

Chassity A. Hall

Chassity A. Hall, 20, of Lewisburg, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Sept. 17, as the result of an automobile accident.

Born Feb. 20, 1978, in Dayton, she was the daughter of James R. Hall and Deborah L. Maynard. She was a 1997 graduate of Tri-County North High School and Miami Valley Career Technology Center. She loved sports of every kind.

Survivors include her mother, Deborah L. Maynard of Lewisburg; her father, James R. Hall of Nicholasville, Ky.; a sister, Jennifer Hall, at home; a brother, Jonathan Collins, at home; maternal grandparent, Marion Maynard of Lewisburg; paternal grandparent, Rollie Hall of Panama City, Fla.; and a niece, Nikki Braughton.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Blanche Maynard; and her paternal grandmother, Madaleen Hall.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 21, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Ella R. Mitchell

Ella Russell Mitchell, 95, of Prospect Community, Loudon, Tenn., died Thursday evening, Sept. 17, at Oak Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Richmond, Ind.

She was a retired employee of Charles H. Bacon Co., and was a member of Prospect Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, George B. Scott and Joe Mitchell; and her parents, Calvin and Hannah (Sutton) Russell.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Williams of Cincinnati; sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Annie Scott, with whom she had made her home for several years, of New Paris, Allen and Imogene Scott of Loudon, Tenn., Russell and Zula Scott of Richmond, Ind.; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sunday, Sept. 20, at Loudon Funeral Home Chapel, Loudon, Tenn., with the Rev. Bernard Courtney officiating. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery. Barnes Funeral Home-New Paris Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.

Aaron T. Markwell

Aaron T. Markwell, 64, formerly of West Alexandria, died Saturday, Sept. 19, at Hospice of Dayton after an extended illness.

Born Feb. 3, 1934, in Kings Creek, Ky., he was the son of William R. and Stella E. (Royce) Markwell. He was a contractor, and had worked for Charles Huber Homes.

Survivors include a son, Aaron T. Markwell Jr. of Englewood; daughters, Sue E. Justice of West Alexandria, Pamela K. Jajuga of Indianapolis, Ind., Mary R. Kammer of Clayton and Elizabeth M. Gerriety of Miamisburg; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters, Irene Shell of Dayton and Daisy Mae Cook of West Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ervin L. Markwell in 1946, Joe Markwell in 1970 and Cecil Markwell in 1994.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, with the Rev. Daryl Flynn officiating. Burial was in Sugar Grover Cemetery near West Alexandria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

Thomas E. Ziegler

Thomas E. Ziegler, 76, of South Main Street, Lewisburg, died Saturday evening, Sept. 19, at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind., after an extended illness.

Born March 9, 1922, in Lewisburg, he was the son of Edwin J. and Gladys I. (Turney) Ziegler. He was a 1940 graduate of Lewisburg High School, and retired in 1987 after 30 years with the United Postal Service in Dayton.

Mr. Ziegler was a member of the Letter Carriers Union; Libanus Lodge #80, F&AM of Lewisburg; and a 50-year member of Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma S. (Snyder) Ziegler, in 1952, and his second wife, Una V. (Ellis) Ziegler, in 1988; and a sister, Rosemary Waltman, in 1980.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey "Jeff" Ziegler of Lewisburg, Michael and Jean Ziegler of Muncie, Ind.; and a granddaughter, Victoria R. Connley.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, 411 N. Commerce St., with the Rev. David O. Justis officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Masonic services were conducted Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Lou Ann Nelson

Lou Ann Nelson, 60, of Eaton, died Saturday, Sept. 19, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

Born Nov. 3, 1937, in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Ezera and Alpha Fraley. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church, Eaton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Junior Nelson, on March 13, 1996; brothers, Gary and Charles Fraley; and a sister, Geneva McNally.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jan Thomas and Bev Bowen of Madison, Ind.; two grandchildren, Deanna Turner and Michael Bowen; two great-grandchildren, Lacy and Tiara Turner; a stepdaughter, Carolyn Waymire of Eaton; a brother, Robert Fraley of Middletown; a sister, Phyllis Fields of Eaton; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, Eaton, with the Rev. L. Keith Spencer officiating. Burial was in Miami Valley Memory Gardens, Centerville, Ohio.

Alice M. Schul

Alice M. Schul, 89, of Wayne Township, Ohio, died Thursday, Sept. 17, at her home.

Born July 30, 1909, in Gratis, she was the daughter of Earl C. and Clara (Lease) Koontz. She had been a seamstress for the Central Store in Middletown, was a Sunday school teacher and 4-H leader, and a member of Jacksonburg United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert E. and Joyce Schul of Wayne Township; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn A. and Charles Hoit of Wayne Township, Shirley K. and Jim Williams of Camden; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and six step-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Virginia Koontz of Eaton; sisters and brother-in-law, Jeanette Long of Hamilton, Jeanne Clayman of Camden, Laura Mae Sword of Wayne Township and Virginia and Tom Weaver of West Manchester.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond G. Schul, in 1968; her parents; a son, Donald E. Koontz, in 1977; three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 21, at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, Middletown, with the Rev. Jeffrey Motter officiating. Burial was in Elk Creek Cemetery, Madison Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4144 Lewis St., Middletown, Ohio 45044; to Wayne Township Life Squad, 5967 Jacksonburg Road, Middletown, Ohio, 45044; or to Jacksonburg United Methodist Church, 4654 Middletown-Oxford Road, Middletown, Ohio 45042.

Ethel W. Pugh

Ethel W. Pugh, 76, of Camden, died Thursday, Sept. 17, at Heartland of Eaton.

Born Sept. 28, 1921, in Dillsboro, Ind., she was the daughter of Fredus and Minnie (Meyers) Preble. She was a 1940 graduate of Fairfield High School, and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley S. Pugh, whom she married June 25, 1941, in Hamilton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley G. and Norene Pugh of Wind Lake, Wis., Glen and Elaine Pugh, Ronald and Patricia Pugh, all of Camden; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Wayne Preble of Columbus.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 21, at Zettler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis Metzger officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis.

James T. Heck

James T. Heck, 55, of Crescent Drive, Lewisburg, died Saturday, Sept. 19, at the VA Hospital in Dayton after an extended illness.

Born July 12, 1943, in Dayton, he was the son of James R. and Anna Mae (Hutton) Heck. He had served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962, and with the Oklahoma National Guard for several years.

Survivors include a son, Terry Heck of Oregon; a daughter, Jaimie Heck of Oklahoma; four sisters, Sharon Y. Saylor of Lake Worth, Fla., Claudia J. French of Sacramento, Calif., Teresa M. Heck of Mississippi and Bobbie Lynn Thomas of MerRouge, La.; and two brothers, Michael E. Heck of California and Shaugn W. Brown of Denver, Colo.

Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Barnes Funeral Home-Lewisburg Chapel, with the Rev. David O. Justis officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Lewisburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Hospice Fund, VA Medical Center, 4100 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio 45428-9907.

Delia F. Oechsle

Delia Florence Oechsle, 94, of Eaton, died Sunday, Sept. 20, at Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind.

Born Sept. 23, 1903, in West Alexandria, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Sarah Jane (Rigney) O'Dell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Leroy "Roy" Oechsle, in 1991; and a daughter, Anita Jane Oechsle, in 1934.

Survivors include one son, Donovan "Don" Oechsle of Eaton; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Rawleigh O'Dell of Louisville, Ky.; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, 220 E. Main St., with the Rev. Lowell T. Spencer officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

George M. Sizelove

George M. Sizelove, 81, of Baltimore, Md., died early Friday, Sept. 18, at Gilcrest Hospice in Towson, Md.

Born in Morning Sun, Ohio, he was the son of Harry and Estell (Faris) Sizelove. He was employed as a cook for various restaurants in Middleborough, Md., for 12 years, retiring in 1982.

In 1942, he married Dorothy Tincher in Baltimore, Md., and she preceded him in death in 1986.

Survivors include three sons, Ronald Sizelove and Michael Sizelove, both of Eaton, and Harry Sizelove of Shrewsburg, Pa.; one daughter, Vicki Rothman of Centerton, N.J.; two sisters, Helen White of Cincinnati and Jan Ingram of Lebanon; and five grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Robert.

Graveside services were Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Beechwood Cemetery, Morning Sun. There was no visitation. Brown-Dawson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Harriet I. Neville

Harriet I. Neville, 77, of Dayton, died Thursday, Sept. 24, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton.

Born June 21, 1921, in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Lulu Mamie (Sams) Belt. She worked for a total of 49 years in the accounts receivable departments of the Elder, Metropolitan and Donenfeld's department stores in Dayton. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dayton for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrell G. Neville, in 1973; a daughter, Joan S. Bateman, in 1994; sisters, Dorothy E. Hoffman, in 1996, Mildred Canty, in 1953, and Marjorie A. Woolery, in 1997; and a brother, Eugene Thomas Belt, in 1981.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Louann Bateman of Dayton; a son-in-law, Sterling Bateman of New Lebanon; a sister, Betty McNamara of Lima; and grandson-in-law, Edward B. Andress of Dayton.

Funeral services were Saturday, Sept. 26, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, West Alexandria, with Pastor John Hutchison officiating. Burial was in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Frances C. Cobb

Frances Childers Cobb, 79, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Vancrest Health Care Center in Eaton after an extended illness.

She was born Sept. 5, 1919, in Oakdale, Ky., and graduated from Lemon-Monroe High School in 1938. She worked at Crystal Tissue Paper Mill and Aeronca Aircraft Corporation in Middletown, and graduated from Moler's School of Beauty in Cincinnati.

Mrs. Cobb was a lifelong member of Mt. Pleasant United Presbyterian Church of Monroe, was a member of the Franklin Farmers' Club, Greentree Farm Bureau Council and several area square dance clubs.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, James B. Cobb; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Mike Raymond of Eaton, Sherry and Ralph Medford of Florence, S.C.; five grandchildren, Carrie Bordenkircher and husband John of Farmersville, Stephanie Hinds and husband Greg of Brookville, Tricia Raymond of Eaton, Laura and Paul Hitchcock of Florence, S.C.

Also surviving are two great-grandsons, Jordan Floyd of Florence, S.C., and Alec Bordenkircher of Farmersville; two sisters, Rose Spencer of Middletown, Inez McGill and husband George of Monroe; and one brother, Doc Childers and wife Dorothy of Middletown.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Margaret Childers; brothers, Fred, Bishop, Linvel, Carl and Troy Childers; and sisters, Hattie Childers, Georgia Jackson and Hazel Wright.

A memorial service was held Sunday, Sept. 27, at Mt. Pleasant United Presbyterian Church, Monroe.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to The Alzheimer's Association, 3797 Summit-Glen Drive, Suite G-100, Dayton, Ohio 45449.

Dorothy M. Swank

Dorothy M. Swank, 74, of 750 Chestnut St. and formerly of 5196 Hogpath Road, Greenville, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 23, at the Brethren Home Medical Center in Greenville.

Born April 13, 1924, in Lewisburg, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alma (Black) Shade. She had formerly served as matron at St. Clair Springs Children's Home in Eaton. Mrs. Swank was a member of Pleasant View Missionary Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Swank Jr.; a grandson, Kevin Alexander; and brothers, Dale and Gerald Bortz.

Survivors include a son, the Rev. Thomas L. Swank of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; three daughters, Mary Alexander of Croswell, Mich., Marti Boyd of Mason and Miriam Wertz of Mishawaka, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gladys Smith of Medway.

Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 25, at Pleasant View Missionary Church, Gettysburg, with the Rev. Vic Reffey and the Rev. Richard Studebaker officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson. Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Missionary Church, 5231 Gettysburg-Pitsburg Road, Gettysburg, Ohio, or to the Missionary Church Camp at Ludlow Falls, Ohio.

Wendell M. Webb

Wendell Mings Webb, 58, of North Factory Road, West Alexandria, died unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 25, as the result of an automobile accident.

Born July 28, 1940, in Richmond, Ind., he was the son of Howard and Clova (Mings) Webb. He was a 1959 graduate of West Alexandria High School, was a self-employed plumber for 36 years, and owned W.M. Webb Plumbing. This year he was also employed by the West Alexandria Water Department.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Salem Lutheran Church and a 30-year member of James E. Ryan Post #322 American Legion in West Alexandria.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Shirley (Eby) Webb; a son, Alan Webb of West Alexandria; two daughters and son-in-law, Wendy and Josh Chesney, and Jill Webb, all of West Alexandria; and a sister, Suzanne Dorsey Cramer of Port Charlotte, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Salem Lutheran Church, West Alexandria, with the Rev. Daniel Snider officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, West Alexandria. Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Twin Valley South High School, to the West Alexandria Fire Department or to the West Alexandria Rescue Squad.

Samuel J. Garner

Samuel J. Garner, SFC; E-7, retired U.S. Army, 68, of West Manchester, died Sunday, Sept. 27, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born Sept. 16, 1930, in Washington Township (Preble County), he was the son of the late Ulisses Ora and Anna May (Sheard) Garner. He served in the U.S. military for a total of 27 years, first with the Marine Corps and then 24 years in the Army, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the DAV and the VFW.

Survivors include his wife, Vera T. (Mills) Garner, whom he married Aug. 31, 1973; daughters and son-in-law, Marcella A. and Gary Hurley of Castine, and Sharon Zarnek; grandchildren, Gary Hurley II of Florence, Ky., Mary Goldy of Ithaca and Michelle Lainhart of Eaton; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers and two sisters and their families.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Barnes Funeral Home-Preble Memory Gardens Chapel, 3377 U.S. 35, West Alexandria. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the funeral home. Burial will follow Military Honors in Preble Memory Gardens, West Alexandria.

Wanda B. Smith

Wanda B. Smith, 72, of Pace, Fla., died Friday, Sept. 25, at West Florida Regional Medical Center in Pensacola, Fla.

Born July 9, 1926, in Dayton, she was the daughter of Edgar Jennings and Goldie Mae (Fadely) Oliver. She had lived in Florida since 1986, and had been active in the Santa Rosa Senior Citizen Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lindy Smith, in 1971; and two brothers, James Oliver, in 1946, and Charles Oliver, in 1992.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Diana Smith Campbell of Pace, Fla.; sons, Stacy Smith of Xenia, Ted and Timothy Smith, both of Pace, Fla.; grandchildren, Stephen, Michael and Jack Campbell, Lyndon, Tina Marie Smith, Nalina Porter, Faith Ann and Joshua Smith.

Also surviving are sisters, Linda Shephard of Eaton and Sylvia Davis of Hendersonville, Tenn.; brothers, David Oliver and Jerry Brookshire, both of Eaton, Sherman, Paul and Larry Keith Oliver, all of West Alexandria.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Barnes Funeral Home-Eaton Chapel, 220 E. Main St., followed by burial in Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.


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