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Alexander "Joe" Beveridge
Alexander "Joe" Beveridge, 87, of Cadiz, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz. He was born in Sparta, Illinois on December 21, 1912, the son of Hector Beveridge and Mary Shaw Beveridge.
He was a retired coal miner with Consolidation Coal company and a member of U.M.W.A.
He was a member of Presbyterian Church of Cadiz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Word and a brother, Robert Beveridge.
Surviving are his wife, Genevieve "Eve" Atkins Beveridge of Cadiz, OH; 1 grandson, Brad Jacobs, Scio, OH, 1 granddaughter, Crystal Jacobs Sayre, Cadiz, OH.
Friends were received Monday from 6-9 p.m. at the Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz.
Funeral service will be held at McDaniels Funeral Home in Sparta, Illinois at a later date.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Sparta, Illinois.

William D. DeWalt
William D. DeWalt, 78, of Canton, OH, and formerly of Cadiz, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Aultman Hospital in Canton. He was born in Canton on Aug. 4, 1921, the son of the late Earl A. DeWalt and Ella K. Diebler DeWalt.
He was a retired truck driver for Lattavo Brothers Trucking in Canton and a member of the First Bretheren Church of Lewisville, OH.
Preceded in death by his parents, he is survived by his wife Genevie Rose DeWalt; two sons, William David Jr. of Canton and Gary David of Lewisville; a brother, James DeWalt of Lewisville; a sister, Audrey Riley of Canton; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Sunday (June 18) from 1-2 p.m. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Lee's Run Cemetery, Deersville Ridge, near Cadiz with Rev. Dixie Hendricks officiating.

Ted E. Simpson
Ted E. Simpson, 77, of Cambridge, OH, and formerly of Tappan Lake at Deersville and Nottingham, OH, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, Cambridge. He was born on Aug. 8, 1922 in Piney Fork, OH, the son of the late Lincoln Ellsworth and Anna Kathryn Larmer Simpson.
He was a retired superintendent of Tappan Lake Park and a member of Flushing Lodge $298, F&AM for 53 years.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry J. Simpson.
Surviving are his wife Ilore Harrah Simpson; two sons, Frederick M. and his wife, Joanne, of Versailles, KY, and Lincoln E. and his wife, Lynn, of Greenville, SC; a daughter, Polly McJessy and her husband, Edward of Cambridge; a brother, E. Alan Simpson and his wife, Lois, of Freeport; and eight grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at the Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, where the funeral will be Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Robert Borer officiating. Burial will be at Longview Cemetery, New Athens, at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center Development Fund, Cambridge, OH 43725.

Eleanor Meddles
Eleanor Meddles, 70, of 107 S. Bridge St., Adena, died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Wheeling Medical Park Hospital, Wheeling, WV. She was born in Adena on July 28, 1929, a daughter of the late Roy Goldsborough and Ermma Wonnocott Goldsborough.
She was a member of the Adena United Methodist Church. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her aunt and uncle, Raymond and Edna Wood, who raised her from early childhood.
She is survived by her husband, Lloyd Meddles Sr.; two sons, Lloyd Meddles Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, of Adena, and David Meddles and his wife, Patty, of Elyria, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Brenda) Hopkins of Cadiz; three sisters, Mrs. Mike (Ruth) Autullo of Tiffen, OH, Mrs. Clyde (Janet) Long of Palm City, FL, and Majorie Goldsborough of Adena; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Borkoski Funeral Home, Adena. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Dale Warrick officiating. Burial will be at Olive Branch Cemetery, Harrisville, OH.

Frank Gunsorek
Frank Gunsorek, 87, of 138 Devore St., Adena, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz, OH. He was born on July 3, 1913, at Providence, the son of the late George Gunsorek and Caroline (Bochnach) Gunsorek.
He was retired from Ohio Coal Co.
He was a member of St. Casimir's Catholic Church, Adena. 
He was a member of AARP and UMWA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald Gunsorek; 4 brothers, John, Stanley, Paul and Mike Gunsorek; 2 sisters, Wanda Matusicki and Mary and Baka. 
Surviving are his wife, Victoria (Golec) Gunsorek; 2 sons, Robert "Bob" and his wife Ruth Gunsorek of Owatonna, Minnesota, Larry and his wife Bernadette Gunsorek of Columbus, OH; 2 daughters, Denise Rea of Dekalb, IL, Mrs. Ted (Deborah) Helmick of Panama City, FL.; 12 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Borkoski Funeral Home, 111 S. Bridge St. Adena, OH, with Vigil Services at 8:30 p.m. Friday evening.
Funeral Liturgy with mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Casimir's Catholic Church, Adena, with Msgr. John Kolesar celebrant. Burial will be at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Casimir's Catholic Church, Hanna Ave., Adena, OH 43901.

Ruth M. "Peaches" DaVia
Ruth M. "Peaches" DaVia, 69, of Kenwood Rd., Adena, OH, died Saturday evening, Aug. 12, 2000 at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, WV.
She was born in Dillonvale, OH on August 19, 1930, a daughter of the late Joseph Yeater and Ruth Bowen Yeater. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. DaVia, Sr.; 1 brother, Henry Yeater; 1 sister, Eulla Vinka.
Surviving are 4 sons; Robert DaVia, Silver spring, MD, Joseph DaVia, Jr. and his wife Karen, Adena, OH, Antonio DaVia, Dumfries, VA and Mark DaVia and his wife Peggy, Ashley, OH; 1 daughter, Mrs. Randall (Regina) Stephens, Mannington, WV; 2 granddaughters, Mrs. James (Rana) Taylor, Mannington, WV, Mrs. Jason (Raime) Santee, Fairmont, WV; 2 great granddaughters, Terrin and Stevee Taylor; 2 brothers, Robert Yeater, Bonifay, FL, Joseph Yeater, Adena; 3 sisters, Leah Briggs, Bellaire, OH, Regina Cunningham, Adena, Edna Yarlan, Cleveland.
Friends will be received Monday, Aug. 14, 2000 from 1-4 and 6-9 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, OH.
Funeral will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2000 with Rev. Glenn Miller officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale, OH

MARY A. WORSTELL WILBURN STRINGER
MARY A. WORSTELL WILBURN STRINGER - 79 OF BELPRE, OHIO--FORMERLY OF JEWETT-HOPEDALE, OHIO, DIED WED. AUG. 2, 2000 AT HER DAUGHTER'S HOME IN PARKERSBURG, W. VA. AFTER A LONG ILLNESS.
MARY WAS BORN IN NEW ATHENS, OHIO ON JULY 25, 1921 THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE JOHN W. & ELIZABETH L. DUNFEE WORSTELL, SR.. SHE IS A GRADUATE OF THE DILLONVALE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE YEAR OF 1939.
SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 2 HUSBANDS- WILLIAM WILBURN IN 1965 AND EDWIN STRINGER IN 1990. 2 INFANT TWIN SONS - A STEPSON-JAMES STRINGER - 3 BROTHERS-JOHN WORSTELL, LOUIS WORSTELL, NORMAN WORSTELL.
MARY IS A MEMBER OF THE APOSTOLIC REVIVAL TABERNACLE CHURCH IN MINERAL WELLS, W.VA.
MARY IS SURVIVED BY-1 SON- JOHN WILBURN OF MARIETTA, OHIO, 1 DAUGHTER- MRS. BARBARA FOX OF PARKERSBURG, WV., 1 STEP DAUGHTER- MRS. DONALD(CAROL) RABER-HOPEDALE, OHIO, 1 STEP SON-DONALD STRINGER-HOPEDALE,OHIO, 4 GRAND DAUGHTERS -- 6 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN-2 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, 7 STEP GRAND CHILDREN AND 8 STEP GREAT GRANDCHILDREN -- AND SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS.
FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE BLACKBURN FUNERAL HOME ON HIGH STREET IN HOPEDALE, OHIO, ON FRIDAY AUGUST 4TH. FROM 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. SERVICES THERE ON SATURDAY AUGUST. 5TH. AT 1 P.M.. THE REV. JAMES L. PERINE WILL OFFICIATE WITH BURIAL FOLLOWING AT THE GREENWOOD CEMETERY, NEAR HOPEDALE.

Marjorie Kay Miller
Marjorie Kay Miller, 58, of Cadiz, and formerly of Sarasota, FL, and St. Clairsville, OH, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000, at her home. She was born in Martins Ferry, OH, on May 11, 1942, a daughter of the late Kenneth M. Spears Sr. and Dorothy Glass Spears.
She was a motel maid and was associated with Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in St. Clairsville.
Surviving are four sons, Donald of Sarasota, Charles of Arkansas, Michael of San Diego, CA, and John of Justice, IL; two daughters, Audrey of Phoenix, AZ, and Patricia of Sarasota; two brothers, Kenneth Spears Jr. of Venice, FL, and Leonard Spears of St. Clairsville; three sisters, Carol Mellott of Bridgeport, Debbie Spears, with whom she resided in Cadiz, and Kathy Freeman of Bellaire; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family and burial will be at Richland Cemetery.
Arrangements were made by the Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz.

HERMAN CLAYTON MORROW
HERMAN CLAYTON MORROW- 92, OF 4TH. STREET, BERGHOLZ, OHIO DIED TUESDAY OCT. 3 AT TRINITY WEST AFTER A LONG ILLNESS.
HERMAN WAS BORN IN BERGHOLZ, OHIO ON NOV. 22, 1907 THE SON OF THE LATE WILLIAM F. AND MAHELIA McKNIGHT MORROW.
HE WAS RETIRED FROM PITTSBURGH COKE AND CHEMICAL CO. AFTER 30 YRS. OF SERVICE.
HERMAN WAS ACTIVE IN THE BERGHOLZ SENIOR CITIZENS AND THE UNITED STEEL WORKERS OF AMERICA. 
HERMAN WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FIRST WIFE- BESSIE L. MYERS MORROW IN 1973; 6 SISTERS-MARGARET DAVIS, ETHEL BROWNFIELD, ANNIE REIDER, BEONA BEADNELL, NANCY MORROW, JENNIE ELLEN MORROW; 2 BROTHERS-FLOYD MORROW, WILLIAM MORROW; 1 GREAT GRANDSON
HE IS SURVIVED BY-HIS 2ND. WIFE- CATHARINE LAZOR MORROW- OF BERGHOLZ, OHIO, WHOM HE MARRIED ON JAN. 3, 1976; 1-SON- WILLIAM F. MORROW-OF HARTSTOWN, PA.; 1 DAUGHTER- MS. HELEN M. MORROW-WAMPUM, PA.; 2 SISTERS- MRS. WILLIAM (EVA) TRUBY-BERGHOLZ, OHIO, MRS. LENA WAGNER-BERGHOLZ, OHIO; 11 GRANDCHILDREN & 35 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; 18 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; 3 STEP SONS- GEORGE BUCEK- BUTLER, PA., PAUL BUCEK-MORIARTY, NEW MEXICO, JAMES BUCEK-ZELIENOPLE, PA.; 7 STEP DAUGHTERS-MRS. EARL (CAROL)HOTTA-MAUIA HAWAII, MRS. WILLIAM (HELEN) KOCIS-POOLER, GEORGIA, MRS. ROBERT(CATHARINE) GUERRIERO-PITTSBURGH, PA., MS. MARGARET GREINEO- MAUIA, HAWAII, MRS. FRANK(SHARON)LOUIS-JEROMESVILLE, OHIO, MRS. LARRY( MARY) VASH-WEST MIFFLIN, PA., MRS. DAVID (DELORES)GEETING-PITTSBURGH, PA.; 20 STEP GRANDCHILDREN & 7 STEP GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE BLACKBURN FUNERAL HOME AT 2ND. AND MONORE STREETS IN BERGHOLZ, OHIO ON THURSDAY FROM 2-4 & 7-9 SERVICES THERE ON FRIDAY THE 6TH. AT 11 A.M.. WITH THE REV. DAVID MILLER OFFICIATING. 
BURIAL WILL FOLLOW AT THE MOORETOWN METHODIST CEMETERY NEAR BERGHOLZ, OHIO. 
DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO HOSPICE. 

Robert Ellsworth West
Robert Ellsworth West, 78, of Cadiz, OH, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz. He was born on June 22, 1922, in Cadiz, OH, the son of the late Edward Carter and Thelma West.
He was a retired sheet metal worker for former W.F. Gammeter Co., Cadiz and a veteran of the Army Corp of Engineers, WWII.
He was a member of St. James A.M.E., Cadiz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Doubt West (1974); and a brother, Edward Ramsey.
Surviving are a son, Robert West, Houston, TX; 2 grandsons, Richard and Robert West; great grandchildren. 
Calling hours will be Monday, Oct. 2, from 7-9 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home., Cadiz, where the funeral will be Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2000, at 1 p.m. at St. James A.M.E. Church, 300 E. Market St., Cadiz, with Rev. Jerry Bankston officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery.

Mary E. Gaines
Mary E. Gaines, 86, of Adena, OH, died Saturday, Thurs. Sept. 28, 2000, at her home. She was born on July 23, 1914, in Coshocton, OH, the daughter of the late David Dawson and Dorothy Robins Dawson.
She was a member of New Athens Presbyterian Church and the Cadiz Women's Club.
He was a retired employee of the former Gable Restaurant and former Newkirks 5 & 10, both of Cadiz and Morris Pharmacy, Harrisville, OH.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph B. Gaines (1963); a son, Ralph E. Gaines; a grandson Jeffrey Dean Edwards; a Great Grandson, Zachary Dean Edwards; 3 sisters; Dorothy Ross, Frances Scott, and Gretchin Walker; and a brother, David Dawson.
Surviving are a son, Gary and his wife Karen, Adena; 2 daughters, Linda and her husband Gerald Fosnaugh, Rockbridge, OH, Nancy and her husband Ronald Pitner, Bethesda, OH; 6 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Oct. 1, from 2-6 p.m. at the Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, where the funeral will be Monday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Jack Visser officiating. Burial will be at Longview Cemetery.

Esther Slider Moore
Esther Slider Moore, 87, formerly of Adena, died Sep. 25, 2000, at the Walnut Hills Nursing Home in Walnut Creek, OH. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, OH, on Oct. 18, 1912, a daughter of the late George Slider and Katie Jackson Slider. 
She was a member of the Tri-State Assembly of God Church in St. Clairsville, a former member of the Presbyterian Church of Adena, past president of the Adena Fire Ladies Auxiliary and past president of AARP of Adena.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Francis Moore; three brothers, Ernest Ovie and Clarence Slider; three sisters, Zone Pastors, Arle Calhoun and Mildren Slider.
Surviving are a son, Edwin Moore and his wife, Shirley, of Cadiz; three daughters, Mrs. Alfren (Lois) Young of Brewster, Mrs. Ronald (Gail) Mason of Canton and Mrs. Billy (Joan) Shearer of Triadelphia, WV; 14 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Borkoski Funeral Home, Adena, Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral will be Thursday, Sep. 28, with Rev. Carl Orphanides officiating. Burial will be at Holly Memorial Gardens.

M.Virginia Blake
M.Virginia Blake, 87, of Cadiz, OH, died Sept. 24, 2000, at Carriage Inn, Cadiz, OH. She was born on June. 20, 1913 in Kenwood, OH, the daughter of the late Frank Barnhart and Huldah Young Barnhart
She was a retired cook and waitress at Jesters Restaurant in Gnadenhutten and Majestic Restaurant in Cadiz.
She was a member of Cadiz Church of the Nazarene.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Blake in 1957; 1 son, Mariou Blake; 2 granddaughters, Brenda and Cindy Blake; a grandson, Ronald Blake; 3 sisters, Florence Barnhart, Evelyn Philpott and Laura Dowdle; 3 brothers, Amos and Emmett Barnhart and Boyd Young.
Surviving are 2 sons, Ronald, Redding, CA and Robert, Cadiz, OH; 1 daughter, Mrs. Robert (Beverly) Harmon, Cadiz, OH; 13 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren.
Friends will be received Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000 from 5-9 p.m. at the Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz,
The funeral will be Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ernest Creamer officiating. Burial will be at Cadiz Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cadiz Church of the Nazarene, 621 E. Market St., Cadiz, OH 43907.
 
Freda Heavner Mooney
Freda Heavner Mooney, 93, of Cadiz and formerly of Rayland, died Saturday, Sep. 23, 2000, at the Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz. She was born on April 17, 1907, in Holly Grove, WV, the daughter of the late Jefferson Davis Miller and Victoria Martin Miller.
She was a member of the First Church of God in Cadiz. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Oddra Heavner in 1956; her second husband, Robert Mooney in 1986; a daughter, Irene Byers; a son, Frederick Heavner; four brothers, Delbert, Coleman, Dana and Martin Miller; five sisters, Louisia Young, Orpha Carson, Dicie Phillips, Bertha Malone and Pansy Ford; a grandson.
Surviving are a son, Delbert Heavner of Martins Ferry; two daughters, Mary Mummey of Dresen, OH, and Zelda Moore Birchfield, Cadiz; 13 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Monday, Sep. 25, from 6-9 p.m. at the Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, where the funeral will be Tuesday, Sep. 26, at 1 p.m. with Rev. William Hudson officiating. Burial will be at Cadiz Union Cemetery.

John Sproul Jr.
John Sproul Jr., 65, of Cadiz, died Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2000, at the Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz. He was born in Flushing, OH, on June 9, 1935, the son of Gladys Marie Cordner Sproul and the late John F. Sproul.
He was a retired supervisor of the AMSA Mechanic Shop in Valley Grove, WV, and retired from the U. S. Army Reserve after 29 years service.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Surviving are his mother, of Cadiz; two sons, John Edward Sproul and his wife, Judy, of Cadiz, and Dennis Lee Sproul of Columbus, OH; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Beth) Ralston of New Philadelphia, OH; four grandchildren, Courtney and Derrick Sproul,Crystal Van Curen and Nathan Ralston.
Friends will be received at the Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where the funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Paul Hamilton officiating. Burial will be at Cadiz Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the James Cancer Center, 410 West 10th Ave., N 908 Doan Hall, Columbus, OH 43210, or the Harrison Community Hospital, 951 E. Market St., Cadiz, OH 43907.
 
John T. Figurski Jr.
John T. Figurski Jr., 69, of Adena, died Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2000, at his home. He was born on Nov. 22, 1930, in Adena, the son of Julia Kanoski Figurski and the late John Figurski Sr.
A retired employee of Consolidation Coal Co. Communication Center in Moundsville, WV, and former employee of Olin Matheson Co., he was a member of St. Casimirs Catholic Church in Adena, the United States Air Force and the Adena Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his his mother, Julia Kanoski Figurski of Adena; his wife, Elizabeth Stock Figurski; three sons, John P. Figurski of Adena, George Figurski of Charlottesville, VA, and Tom Figurski of Rayland; a daughter, Patty Figurski of Adena; four brothers, Ed of Adena, Bob of Bedford Heights, OH, Jerry of Clearwater, FL, and Ron of Land O'Lakes, FL; a sister, Mrs. Mitchell (Genia) Black of Lima, OH; four grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Borkoski Funeral Home, Adena. Vigil service will be at 8:30 p.m.
Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Casimirs Catholic Church, Adena, with Msgr. John Kolesar celebrant. Burial will be at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 380 Summit Ave., Steubenville, OH 43952 or to the American Cancer Society.


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