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Monday, September 29,2014
Obituaries

Sara Evans

ATHENS- Sara Lee Evans, age 84 of Athens died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2014 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Athens. Born Oct. 26, 1929 in Athens she was the daughter of the late Clarence Wayne & Goldie Lee Roach.
Monday, September 29,2014
Obituaries

Valerie Proodian Lein

ATHENS - Valerie Proodian Lein (age 87) passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, Ohio. She was born in Somerville, Massachusetts on July 5th, 1927. 
Thursday, September 18,2014
Obituaries

Acelynn Stoneman

LOGAN- Acelynn Davianna Stoneman, infant daughter of Bethaney Ulbrich Stoneman & Mark B. Stoneman, Jr. of Logan passed away, Monday Sept. 15, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital,Columbus.
Monday, September 15,2014
Obituaries

Brandon P. LaBonte

Brandon P. LaBonte, 26, of Athens, OH left this world on Sept. 6, 2014. He was born Aug. 25, 1988 in Morgantown, WV. 
Monday, September 15,2014
Obituaries

Autmer Ackley

ATHENS - Autmer Ackley (Lt. Col., Ret.), 89, of Athens, died Monday, September 8, 2014. He was born October 28, 1924 in Athens, Ohio. 
Thursday, September 11,2014
Obituaries

Orville Crabtree, Jr.

ATHENS- Orville Crabtree, Jr., age 82, of Athens died Wednesday evening, Sept. 10, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.  
Wednesday, September 10,2014
Obituaries

Roger Damon

ALBANY- Roger L. "Uncle Rog" Damon, age 85, of Albany died Monday evening, Sept. 8, 2014 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. Born Jan. 27, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Clarence & Dorothy Lindsley Damon/
Friday, September 5,2014
Obituaries

Charles Carlson

ATHENS- Charles (Chuck) Vernon Carlson, age 82, of Athens, died Wednesday afternoon, September 3rd, 2014 at the Laurels of Athens. Born in 1931 in Jamestown, New York, he was the son of the late Carl herbert & Lois Wheeland Carlson. He has been a resident of Athens since 1966.
Friday, September 5,2014
Obituaries

Roger Hamer

CHAUNCEY- Roger A. Hamer, 59, of Chauncey, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. Born Sept. 25, 1954 in Athens, he was the son of the late Jack & Margaret Marie Jackson Hamer.
Thursday, September 4,2014
Obituaries

Lavonna Jean Beatty

MILLFIELD - Lavonna Jean Beatty, 71, of Millfield, diedWednesday, September 3, 2014 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center. Born September 3, 1943 in Bellaire, Ohio, she was the son of the late Bud Blon.
Wednesday, September 3,2014
Obituaries

Marjorie P. Baugh

Marjorie P. Baugh, 75, of Athens, died Tuesday evening, September 2, 2014 at the home of her daughter. Born March 1, 1939 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Maude Powell Wagner.
Tuesday, August 26,2014
Obituaries

Amy Hutchison

ATHENS- Amy L. Hutchison, age 72 of Athens died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 23, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born Aug. 14, 1942 in Millfield, she was the daughter of the late Willis R. & Delores M. Moody Grant.
Tuesday, August 26,2014
Obituaries

Mary L. Miller

MILLFIELD - Mary L. Miller, 47, of Millfield, died Saturday afternoon, August 23, 2014. Born October 23, 1966 in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of Nancy L. Bellar of Athens and the late
Tuesday, August 26,2014
Obituaries

Paul Linscott

MILLFIELD- J. Paul Linscott, age 91 of Millfield died early Wednesday morning, Aug. 20, 2014 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. Born Jan. 9, 1923 in Ames Township, Athens County, he was the son of the late Homer Cyrus & Esther Wilson Linscott.
Thursday, August 21,2014
Obituaries

Elaine McQuate

THE PLAINS- Elaine G McQuate of The Plains died at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, OH, Wednesday morning, August 20, 2014 of complications of the muscle disease Inclusion Body Myositis. 
Thursday, August 21,2014
Obituaries

Roger Gilkey

ATHENS- Roger Eugene Gilkey, age 74, passed away at his home Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Roger was born in Canaan Township, Athens County, on March 27, 1940. 
Wednesday, August 20,2014
Obituaries

Wayne Henry

ATHENS- H. Wayne Henry, age 77 of Athens passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, on Tuesday Aug. 19, 2014. 
Wednesday, August 20,2014
Obituaries

Robert Winters

ATHENS, OH (August 20, 2014) - Robert Winters, College of Fine Arts Professor Emeritus, died in Athens, Ohio on Tuesday, August 12. He was 77. 
Tuesday, August 19,2014
Obituaries

Carl Richard Smith

Carl Richard "Dick" Smith went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 16, 2014. He died at his daughter and son-in-law's home in Tuppers Plains, Ohio surrounded by his loving family. 
Monday, August 18,2014
Obituaries

Bob Baur

ATHENS- Robert R. (Bob) Baur, age 92, passed away August 16th at the Laurel's in Athens, Ohio, after a long fun, fulfilling, and successful life.  
Monday, August 18,2014
Obituaries

Erma J. King

COOLVILLE - Erma J. King, 84, of Newark, formerly of Coolville, died Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. 
Monday, August 18,2014
Obituaries

Wesley A. Mosher

ATHENS - Wesley A. Mosher, 60, of Athens, died early Sunday morning, August 17, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. 
Monday, August 18,2014
Obituaries

Carol Darlene James

GUYSVILLE - Carol Darlene James, 72, of Guysville, died earlyFriday morning, August 15, 2015 at Arcadia Nursing Home in Coolville. 
Tuesday, August 12,2014
Obituaries

James Barkie, Sr.

ATHENS- James Alexander Barkie, Sr., 80, of Athens died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.  
Tuesday, August 12,2014
Obituaries

Annette Martin Kastens

ATHENS - Annette "Netty" Martin Kastens of Delaware, Ohio, formerly of Athens, died unexpectedly August 7, 2014 in Delaware, Ohio. 
Friday, August 8,2014
Obituaries

June Sharp

STOCKPORT- June Arlene Sharp, age 88, of Stockport formerly of Amesville, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at her home. Born Dec. 20, 1925 in Junction City, she was the daughter of the late Homer & Garnet Linscott Eckard.
Friday, August 8,2014
Obituaries

Marlon Buckley

ALBANY- Marlon D. Buckley, 56, of Albany lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, which he has been fighting since October 2013, on Wednesday morning, Aug. 6, 2014 at his home.  
Friday, August 8,2014
Obituaries

Mary McBrayer

ATHENS- Mary S. McBrayer, age 68 of Athens died Wednesday evening, Aug. 6, 2014 at her home. Born Apr. 11, 1946 in Boiling Springs, N.C., she was the daughter of the late William Garland McBrayer II & Betty Alice Lewis McBrayer.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Obituaries

Martha Elaine Marquis

AMESVILLE - Martha Elaine Marquis, 82, of Amesville, quietly passed, on Monday, August 4, after a brief illness at the Pickering House, in Lancaster, Ohio. 
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Obituaries

A.D. Pallini

ATHENS- A.D. Pallini, age 72 of Athens died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at Pickering House, Lancaster. Born May 6, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pa. he was the son of the late Amerigo & Hazel Lukotch Pallini.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Obituaries

Joan Dillinger

ATHENS- Ellen "Joan" Dillinger, age 85 of Athens died Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at her home. Born Nov. 14, 1928 in Guysville, she was the daughter of the late Isadore & Anna M. Kinnen Montle.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Obituaries

Margaret Hunsicker

ATHENS- Margaret Ann Hunsicker, age 84 of Athens died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, her Wedding Anniversary date, at her home. Born July 14, 1930 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late C.M. "Mack" & Margaret Irene Dunnett Ashworth.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Obituaries

Mary Olive Roberson

ATHENS- Mary Olive Roberson, age 97 of Etowah, Tennessee formerly of Athens, Ohio passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at Wellington Place, Athens, Tennessee. She was born April 15, 1917 in Athens, Ohio, the daughter of the late John & Jessie Cowan.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Obituaries

David Riggle

ATHENS- David O. Riggle, age 62 of Athens died Saturday morning, Aug. 2, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born Jan. 12, 1952 in Washington Co., Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late David Paul & Grayce H. Murray Riggle.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Obituaries

Elias F. Bails

ATHENS - Elias F. Bails age 96 of Athens passed away on August 01, 2014 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains. Born on July 17, 1918 in Athens County he was the son of the late William Albert and Lenna McNeil Bails.
Tuesday, July 29,2014
Obituaries

Jeff Behrens

ATHENS - Jeff Behrens, 59, of Athens, passed Fridayafternoon, July 25, 2014 at his home. Born November 24, 1954 in Berea, he was the son of Betty (Charles Tenwick) Warner and the late Donald Behrens.
Tuesday, July 29,2014
Obituaries

Michael Hayes

ATHENS - Michael "Strider" Hayes formerly of Athens, passed away on July 23rd, 2014 at his residence in Wellston, Ohio. He was born on April 10th, 1956 to James Dale Hayes and Ruby Ellen Thomas Hayes in Columbus, Ohio.
Tuesday, July 29,2014
Obituaries

Rodney Canter

ATHENS- Rodney Earl Canter, age 49 of Athens, died Friday evening, July 25, 2014 at his home. Born May 2, 1965 in Athens he was the son of the late Patricia Canter and raised by his foster parents Ruth and the late Jack Bricker of The Plains.
Tuesday, July 29,2014
Obituaries

Robert McIntosh

ATHENS- Robert (Bob) F. McIntosh, 76, of Athens, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at Kimes Rehabilitation Center of liver and pancreatic cancer. His daughter, Allison Boone, and his sister-in-law, Rebecca Hunter, were with him continuously during the last month of his illness.
Monday, July 28,2014
Obituaries

Alvin Ray Hudspeth

ATHENS- Alvin "Ray" Hudspeth, age 86 of Athens died Friday evening, July25, 2014 at his home. Born Aug. 20, 1927 in Little Rock, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Earl Hudspeth & Irene Petty Hudspeth Tyler.
Monday, July 28,2014
Obituaries

Donald G. “Tink” Evener

ATHENS – Donald G. “Tink” Evener, 62, of Columbus, formerly of Athens, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at Grant Medical Center. 
Friday, July 25,2014
Obituaries

Jack Knable

ATHENS- John Robert "Jack" Knable , age 22 of Elizabeth City, N.C. formerly of Athens died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1991 in Ann Arbor, Michigan he is the son of Dr. Mark E. & Jo Ann Morrison Knable of Camden, N.C.
Thursday, July 24,2014
Obituaries

Clara R. Rannow

ATHENS- Clara Rebecca Rannow, age 102 of Athens died Tuesday morning, July 22, 2014 at her home. Born Oct. 29, 1911 at Upper Sandusky, she was the daughter of the late William T. & Myrtle Cross Kuenzli.
Monday, July 21,2014
Obituaries

Yvonne Sherow Emerson

ATHENS- Yvonne Sherow Emerson passed away peacefully in her 80th year at Hickory Creek of Athens after several years of declining health. Yvonne was born July 25, 1933 on Staten Island. 
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Obituaries

Kevin Stalder

(William) Kevin Stalder, age 56 formerly of Athens and Lancaster passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus after an extended illness. He was surrounded by his family and fr
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Obituaries

Sandra Saylor Dixon

Sandra Saylor Dixon, age 67, of Jacksonville, Fla. formerly of New Marshfield died Sunday July 13, 2014 at Kindred Hospital North Florida. Born April 14, 1947 in Athens, she was the daughter of the la
Wednesday, July 16,2014
Obituaries

Warren Reininga

Warren H. Reininga, age 93 of Athens died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born Nov. 1, 1920 in Darmstadt, Indiana, he was the son of the late Henry Otto & Ame
Monday, July 7,2014
Obituaries

Penny Smith

ATHENS- Mary Lillian "Penny" Smith, 92, of Athens, Ohio, a former Toronto, Ohio resident and a teacher for Toronto and Athens County public schools for 40 years when she retired, died July 4, 2014 at Hickory Creek Nursing Facility.
Monday, July 7,2014
Obituaries

Donald L. Schoonover

THE PLAINS - Donald L. Schoonover, 85, of The Plains, died early Sunday morning, July 6, 2014 at his home. Born February 14, 1929 in Chauncey, he was the son of the late Marion F. and Irene Blackford Schoonover.
Monday, July 7,2014
Obituaries

Joy Boals

ATHENS- Joy Ann Boals, age 77, of Athens, died early Thursday morning, July 3, 2014 at Hospice Unit of Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth. 
Monday, June 30,2014
Obituaries

Sue Teaford

New Richmond - Martha Sue Teaford, 67, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio from infection following surgery. Sue will be greatly missed
Monday, June 30,2014
Obituaries

Flora Ellen Johnson

ATHENS - Flora Ellen "Flo" Johnson, 84, of Athens, died Saturday morning, June 28, 2014 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. 
Monday, June 30,2014
Obituaries

Virgene Nelson

THE PLAINS- Ruby "Virgene" Nelson, age 92 of The Plains, Ohio died Thursday evening, June 26, 2014 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.  
Thursday, June 26,2014
Obituaries

Gloria Ann Swindell McIntosh

ATHENS- Gloria Ann Swindell McIntosh passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014 with her beloved daughter, Allison Boone, her sister, Rebecca Hunter, and her husband, Robert, at her side. 
Wednesday, June 25,2014
Obituaries

Sheldon Lowry

NEW MARSHFIELD- Sheldon Earl Lowry, age 73 of New Marshfield died unexpectedly Monday morning, June 23, 2014 at his home. Born June 13, 1941 in Athens County he was the son of the late Earl F. & Bereda N. Farmer Lowry.
Tuesday, June 24,2014
Obituaries

Dr. Tomoyasu Tanaka

Emeritus Professor of Physics at Ohio University

Dr. Tomoyasu Tanaka, age 94, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Ohio University, passed away in May in his native Japan. He was a highly respected theoretical physicist, loving parent to five children,
Monday, June 23,2014
Obituaries

Betty Wirt Seed

ATHENS - Betty Wirt Seed, 88, of Athens, died May 26, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital after a stroke five days earlier. Betty had been on Kidney Dialysis over four years. 
Monday, June 16,2014
Obituaries

Doris Kennedy

THE PLAINS- Doris Mae (Holsinger) Kennedy of The Plains (near Athens) OH, age 89, died Saturday, June 14 at The Lindley Inn. Born Oct. 28, 1924 in Johnstown PA, she was the daughter of Orville & Mary (Bayer) Holsinger.
Monday, June 16,2014
Obituaries

Patricia Gager

COOLVILLE - Patricia Gager, 71, of Coolville, died Friday, June 13, 2014 at her home. Born December 12, 1942 in Pittsburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frank O. and Marie A. Steup Robison.
Monday, June 16,2014
Obituaries

James Gates

THE PLAINS - James Gates, Jr., 48, of The Plains, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born July 13, 1965 in Athens, he was the son of Louise Barnes Varner and the late James Gates, Sr.
Monday, June 16,2014
Obituaries

David Mark Jenkinson

David Mark Jenkinson, 67, Columbus Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 28 2014, surrounded by his loving family. David was born in Athens Ohio, November 19, 1946 to Joseph 'Donald' Jenkinson and Thelma
Monday, June 9,2014
Obituaries

Charles Sanders

ATHENS - Charles "Joe" Sanders, 72, of Athens, passed away peacefully, Thursday morning, June 5, 2014 at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster. Born September 30, 1941 in Millfield, he was the son of the late Charles Wright and Helen Elizabeth Patton Sanders.
Thursday, June 5,2014
Obituaries

George Williamson

ATHENS- George "Bud" Williamson, Jr. passed peacefully at his home in St. Cloud, FL on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Bud was born April 21, 1930 in Chauncey, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his parents, George Williamson, Sr. and Gladys (Bradfield) Williamson, and sister, JoAnn (Williamson) Chiki.
Wednesday, June 4,2014
Obituaries

Helen E. Hawk

STEWART - Helen E. Hawk, 88, of Stewart, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born July 31, 1925 in Stewart, she was the daughter of the late Orville and Elsie A. Dunfee Patton.
Friday, May 30,2014
Obituaries

Gary Young

SHADE- Gary Wayne Young, age 63 of Shade died Wednesday morning, May 28, 2014, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born April 3, 1951 in Carseytown (Athens County) he was the son of the late Ray Shelby & Margaret Louise Carsey Young.
Wednesday, May 28,2014
Obituaries

James A. Watson

MILLFIELD - James Albert Watson, age 79 of Millfield died Monday evening, May 26, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born Nov. 5, 1934 in Newark, James was the son of the late Howard Russell and Margaret DeWitt Watson.
Tuesday, May 27,2014
Obituaries

Edward Sudnick

ATHENS- Edward Alex Sudnick passed away early Saturday morning, May 24, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born July 23, 1923 in Cleveland, OH to parents Alex and Anna. 
Thursday, May 22,2014
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Victoria Lindley Shonborn Brown

Chauncey - Victoria Lindley Shonborn Brown, 55, of Santa Rosa, California formerly of La Habra Heights, California and married to deceased local Richard "Biff" Brown of Chauncey, died unexpectedly Thursday May 15, 2014.
Thursday, May 22,2014
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Elaine Buckalew

NELSONVILLE- Elaine Chakiris Buckalew, age 60, of Nelsonville formerly of Athens died Tuesday morning, May 20, 2014 at her home. Born June 28, 1953 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Mike J. & Rallia Psaltakis Chakiris.
Thursday, May 22,2014
Obituaries

Boyd Bobo

ATHENS- Boyd B. "Bud" Bobo, age 80 of Athens died Monday, May 19, 2014 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. Born April 2, 1934 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Elmer E. & Mary Downey Bobo.
Thursday, May 22,2014
Obituaries

Margarete Chapman

MILLFIELD - Margarete Chapman, 77, of Millfield, died Tuesday May 20, 2014 in Springfield. Margarete was born September 2, 1936 in Slazia Germany near the city of Breslau (now Poland).
Thursday, May 15,2014
Obituaries

Patricia Swart

ATHENS- Patricia Ann "Pat" Swart, age 72 of Athens died Tuesday evening, May 13, 2014 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born April 16, 1942 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Carl & Anna Belle Howard Trout.
Wednesday, May 14,2014
Obituaries

Barbara J. Harris

ATHENS - Barbara J. Harris, 81 of Athens, died Tuesday evening, May 13, 2014 at Grant Medical Center. Born November 1, 1932 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Denver B. and Marguerite I. Snell Gooding.
Monday, May 12,2014
Obituaries

Tyler Young

Tyler Hunter Young, 19 months, Athens, passed away Friday May 9, 2014. Born September 19, 2012, in Athens, he was the son of Deanna Dicken and the late Darrell J. Young II.
Tuesday, May 6,2014
Obituaries

Virginia Van Nest

ATHENS- C. Virginia Van Nest, age 89 of Athens died Monday, May 5, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born Sept. 24, 1924 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Emery H. & Murtie
Tuesday, May 6,2014
Obituaries

Johnny Dyer

THE PLAINS- Johnny L. Dyer, age 63 of The Plains, died Wednesday evening, Apr. 30, 2014 at his home. Born Aug. 21, 1950 in Bloom Township, Scioto County, he was the son of the late Andrew Jackson &am
Tuesday, May 6,2014
Obituaries

Marguerite E. Irwin

ATHENS - Marguerite E. "Peggy" Irwin, 77, of Athens, died Friday afternoon, May 2, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born June 6, 1936 in Athens, she was the daughter of
Friday, May 2,2014
Obituaries

Ying C. Chang

ATHENS - Ying C. Chang, 80, of Athens, died Sunday afternoon, April 27, 2014 in Athens. She was born December 27, 1933 in China, she was the daughter of the late Shih-Hai Chang and Mian-Chung Ma.
Monday, April 21,2014
Obituaries

Margaret Flum

ATHENS- Margaret Lewis Davidson Flum, age 89 of Athens died Thursday afternoon, April 16, 2014, at Kimes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Athens. Born April 24, 1924 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Lewis & Minnie Margaret Stong Davidson.
Thursday, April 17,2014
Obituaries

David Moore

THE PLAINS- David A. Moore, age 62 of The Plains died Tuesday morning, Apr. 15, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born Feb. 25, 1952 in Athens County he was the son of the late Joseph E. & Evelyn A. Miller Moore.
Monday, April 14,2014
Obituaries

Bruce Mace

MILLFIELD- Dale Bruce Mace, age 66 of Millfield died Friday afternoon, April 11, 2014 at Riverside Landing Nursing Center, McConnelsville. Born July 22, 1947 in Athens, he was the son of Mary Lou Hawk Mace of Millfield and the late James Kenneth Mace.
Thursday, April 10,2014
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Harold L. Barnhart

ATHENS - Harold L. Barnhart, 52, of Athens, died late Tuesday afternoon, April 8, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born April 22, 1961 in Athens, he was the son of Dean (Carol Kasler) Barnhart of Athens and MAry Varnell of Toledo.
Thursday, April 10,2014
Obituaries

Byron James

GUYSVILLE - Byron James, 87, of Guysville, died Tuesday afternoon, April 8, 2014 at Arcadia Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Coolville. Born February 24, 1927 in Chauncey, he was the son of the late Phillip and Elizabeth Mulpas James.
Tuesday, April 8,2014
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Gary Wisor

ALBANY- Gary Eugene Wisor, age 76 of Albany died Sunday afternoon, April 6, 2014 at The Laurels of Athens. Born Nov. 14, 1937 in Steinersville (Belmont County), he was the son of the late George B. & Jean L. Jennewein Wisor.
Tuesday, April 8,2014
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Jay Sommers

CHAUNCEY- Jay A. Sommers, age 64, of Chauncey, formerly of Orrville, passed away late Saturday evening, March 29, 2014 at his home. Born Dec. 14, 1949 in Lusk, Wyoming, he was the son of the late Jackson & Eunice Sommers.
Friday, April 4,2014
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Ronnie Walls

ATHENS - Oliver Ronnie Walls, 73, of Athens, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born November 14, 1940 in Athens, he was the son of the late Oliver and Helen Dillinger.
Friday, April 4,2014
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Wanda M. Coen

STEWART- Wanda M. Coen, age 81 of Stewart, died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at her home. Born Dec. 16, 1932 in Gassaway, WV, she was the daughter of the late Tilford B. & Lucy Perrine Dennison. 
Wednesday, April 2,2014
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Marian Burson Guess

ATHENS- Marian Burson Guess of Athens passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Marian was born in Jerseyville (Shade) on July 6, 1921. 
Tuesday, April 1,2014
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Chris Dinos

A memorial service for Chris Dinos who died February 20, will be held on Saturday, April 12, 11 a.m., at the Athens First Presbyterian Church.  ATHENS - Christopher Nicholas Dinos, 52, of Athens died unexpectedly on February 20.
Tuesday, April 1,2014
Obituaries

Patricia Ann Weitsman

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Patricia Ann Weitsman, 49, of Lancaster, OH, on March 30, 2014. Patricia was a highly respected scholar, enthusiastic gym instructor and loving parent, wife, daughter and sister.
Tuesday, April 1,2014
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Donald Shingler

NEW MARSHFIELD- Donald H. Shingler, age 83 of New Marshfield died Monday morning, March 31, 2014 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born Nov. 25, 1930 in Mineral, he was the son of the late Orville and Nettie Cooper Shingler.
Tuesday, April 1,2014
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Evelyn Ruth Gaston Smith

ALBANY - Evelyn Ruth Gaston Smith, 97, of Albany, died Sunday evening, March 30, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born July 20, 1916 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lucy Frost Gaston.
Monday, March 31,2014
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Judy Oxley

ATHENS - Judy Oxley, 73, of Nelsonville, formerly of Athens, died Sunday, March 30, 2014 at her home. Born December 24, 1940 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Ward and Inez Congrove McClain.
Tuesday, March 25,2014
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Don Eskey

ATHENS- Donald Richard "Coach" Eskey, age 85 of Athens died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society-Arlington, Ohio. Don had been a resident there the last two months. 
Tuesday, March 25,2014
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Thomas Edward Eslocker

Thomas Eslocker passed away March 24th in Athens Ohio. He was born October 26th, 1951 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was an adoring father, dear friend, respected professional, and gave laughter to all that knew him well.
Tuesday, March 25,2014
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Donna Marie Stage

ATHENS - Donna Marie Stage, 64, of Wooster, died Sunday afternoon, March 23, 2014 at Akron City Hospital. Born September 30, 1949 in The Plains, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Rosie Bentley Turrill.
Monday, March 24,2014
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Sgt. Nicholas James Stachler

ATHENS - Sgt. Nicholas James Stachler, 30, of Athens, passed peacefully Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Born April 6, 1983 in Athens, he was the son of Pamela M. McCoy Stachler of Athens and the late James Howard Stachler.
Monday, March 24,2014
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Sayward Ryder-Van Gundy

ALBANY- Sayward Ryder-Van Gundy, age 33, of Bainbridge formerly of Albany, died Tuesday March 18, 2014 at The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus.  
Wednesday, March 19,2014
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Gregory Edward Broadhurst

Gregory Edward Broadhurst, age 66, died peacefully in his sleep at home, probably of heart-related problems on March 3rd, 2014. He had been an Athens County resident since the early 1970's.
Tuesday, March 18,2014
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Charles D. Patterson

THE PLAINS - Charles D. Patterson, age 91, of The Plains, passed away Monday morning, March 17, 2014. Born in Athens County, he was the son of the late Wilford C. and Wilda Phillips Patterson. 
Tuesday, March 18,2014
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Larry Eugene Bing

GLOUSTER - Larry Eugene Bing, 72, of Glouster, died Monday morning, March 17, 2014 at his home. 
Monday, March 17,2014
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Zita Martha Kessler

ATHENS- Zita Martha Kessler 87 formerly of Athens, Ohio passed away March 14th, 2014 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains Ohio. 
Monday, March 17,2014
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Donald Lee Little

ATHENS- Donald Lee Little, age 78 of Athens, died Wednesday evening, March 12, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. 
Friday, March 14,2014
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Hoy Hing Chin

Hoy Hing Chin, 63, formerly of Athens, died Wednesday, March 12 in New York City after a year-long fight with nasopharyngeal cancer. 

Tuesday, March 11,2014
Obituaries

Constance Carmen Wilhelm

ATHENS- Constance Carmen Wilhelm passed away from complications related to Alzheimer's disease on Friday, March 7, in the presence of her devoted husband, Hubert. She was 79. 
Monday, March 10,2014
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Jack W. Carsey

ATHENS - Jack W. Carsey, 87, of Middleport, formerly of Athens, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home. Born May 25, 1926 in Athens, he was the son of the late Russell Brian and Elsie Jean Daile Carsey, Sr.
Monday, March 10,2014
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Peggy J. Sayre

AMESVILLE - Peggy J. Sayre, 82, of Amesville, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at her home. Born March 13, 1931 in Amesville, she was the daughter of the late Marjorie V. McKinley Budworth and step daughter of the late Herman L. Budworth.
Monday, March 10,2014
Obituaries

Dale Saylor

ATHENS - Dale Saylor, 78, of Athens, died Saturday morning, March 8, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born August 3, 1935 in Madison Twp, Vinton County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Norman and Rose Kennard Saylor.
Monday, March 10,2014
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Jack Carsey

ATHENS - Jack W. Carsey, 87, of Middleport, formerly of Athens, died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.
Monday, March 10,2014
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Dr. Yin-min Wei

ATHENS - Dr. Yin-min Wei, 91, of Athens passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was born on October 1, 1922 in the Anhwei province of China, emigrated to the United States in 1952, and attended graduate school at Purdue University and The University of Iowa.
Thursday, March 6,2014
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Evan W. Jackson

Evan W. Jackson, 22 days old, passed away peacefully in his parents' arms, March 4, 2014 at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, following a heroic battle with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH).
Tuesday, March 4,2014
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Edward Beckett

ATHENS- Edward R. Beckett, Jr., went to his heavenly home on Saturday, March 1, 2014. He was born August 20th, 1930 in Montgomery, West Virginia to the late Edward Sr. and Edith (Jackson) Beckett. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Sam Sirianni and sister-in-law, Pam Quintier.
Tuesday, March 4,2014
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Danny L. Turner

Danny L. Turner, 72, Albany, passed away Monday March 3, 2014, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born August 25, 1941, at Pt. Rock, Ohio, the son of the late Joe and Emily Foster Turner. 
Tuesday, March 4,2014
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John Michael Thacker II

ALBANY- John Michael Thacker II, 3 month old son of Cassie Meek & Geoffrey Thacker of Albany, passed early Monday morning, March 3, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. He was born Nov. 17, 2013 in Athens.
Tuesday, March 4,2014
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Thelma C. Sabo

ATHENS - Thelma C. Sabo, 77, of Athens, died early Saturday morning, March 1, 2014 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born August 27, 1936 in Guysville, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Hazel Burleigh Rodehaver.


Tuesday, March 4,2014
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JoAnn Chiki

ATHENS - JoAnn Chiki, 88, of Athens, passed away early Saturday morning, March 1, 2014 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness.

Friday, February 28,2014
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Joyce Browning

ATHENS - Joyce A. Browning, 70, of Athens, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Arcadia Nursing Home. Born October 5, 1943 in Shade, she was the daughter of the late Floyd E. and Anna Sargent Williams.


Tuesday, February 25,2014
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John O'Donnell

AMESVILLE, OHIO- John Edward O'Donnell, Jr, 56, died of a heart attack in his home February 14. Son of Ann Winston McGinn O'Donnell and the late John Edward O'Donnell, he was born Dec. 3, 1957, in Pittsburgh, PA. 
Monday, February 24,2014
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David Ratliff

A memorial service will be Thursday at 7:00 PM at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5:00 PM until the time of the service.
Monday, February 24,2014
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Michael Bourgin

ATHENS - Michael J. Bourgin, 50, of Athens, died Friday, February 14, 2014 at his home. Born September 8, 1963 in Cincinnati, he was the son of the late Gordon and Kay Savey Bourgin. He was a former Park Ranger for the Badlands National Park and was a US Army Veteran.

Monday, February 24,2014
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Florence Gerstin

ATHENS- Florence Abelman Gerstin, age 90 of Athens, died Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2014 at The Lindley Inn, Athens. Born Oct. 12, 1923 in Washington D.C., she was the daughter of the late Abraham & Ida Passet Abelman. A Washington area resident for most of her life, she lived in Athens the past three years.
Friday, February 21,2014
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Laura Sayre

THE PLAINS - Laura Mae Sayre, Age 98 of The Plains passed away on Feb. 20, 2014 at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, OH. She was born on September 30, 1915 in Pratts Fork, OH, the daughter of the late GH and Ida Frost Williams.
Tuesday, February 18,2014
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Connie Brooks

CHAUNCEY - Connie Brooks, 50, of Chauncey, died early Sunday morning, February 16, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born June 18, 1963 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Betty Miller Brooks.
Tuesday, February 18,2014
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Robert Hanning

THE PLAINS- Robert L. Hanning, age 77, of The Plains, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born March 7, 1936 in Athens, he was the son of the late Chester L. & Florence Ervin Hanning and his step mother Irene Hanning.
Monday, February 17,2014
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Freda Petty

PENNSVILLE- Freda Petty, age 79, of Pennsville formerly of Shade died Friday morning, Feb. 14, 2014 at her home. Born May 17, 1934 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Harry W. & Goldie Scott King.
Monday, February 17,2014
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Michael Bolin, Sr.

ATHENS- Michael R. Bolin, Sr., age 64 of Athens died Thursday evening, Feb. 13, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born Dec. 8, 1949 in Athens, he was the son of the late Lowell R. & Margaret Carsey Bolin.
Tuesday, February 11,2014
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Kenneth E. "Jim" Quinn

GUYSVILLE- Kenneth E. "Jim" Quinn, age 86 of Guysville, died Monday morning, Feb. 10, 2014 at The Laurels of Athens.  Born Feb. 12, 1927 in Lathrop, he was the son of the late Arthur & Fanchan West Quinn.
Tuesday, February 11,2014
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Jean Prouty

Jean Prouty, a nearly lifelong resident of Zanesville, lost her life to Alzheimer's Disease January 19, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Rebecca Van Riper, in Melbourne, Florida, where she had lived for the past eight years. 
Thursday, February 6,2014
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Thomas Bailey

MORRISTOWN- Thomas Edward Bailey, age 78 of Morristown, died Wednesday Feb. 5, 2014 at his home. Born Aug. 25, 1935 in Morristown, he was the son of the late Joseph & Lena Clarey Bailey.
Thursday, February 6,2014
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Thelma E. Riley

ATHENS - Thelma E. Riley, 79, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, February 5, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born January 28, 1935 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Harley H. and Ella Brooks Secoy.


Tuesday, February 4,2014
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Peggy Leffler

Leffler, Margaret "Peggy" A., 65, of Valrico, Florida, formally of Athens, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014. She was born on July 15, 1948 in Logan, Ohio to the late Robert Herman and Anna Mae Orris Binkley.
Tuesday, February 4,2014
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Ruth Hannah Cade

ATHENS- Ruth Hannah Cade, age 88, of Lawrenceville, Ga. formerly of Athens died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at her home. Born July 2, 1925 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Ernest & Gladys Porter Schuler.
Tuesday, February 4,2014
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Janice Barrows

ATHENS- Janice L. Barrows, age 81 of Athens died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born Dec. 22, 1932 in Crown City, Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Eva Mae Phillips Dickey Burchett.
Tuesday, February 4,2014
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Helen Hubbard

ATHENS- Helen Hubbard, age 94 of Athens died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Athens. Born Nov. 30, 1919 in Warren, she was the daughter of the late George N. & Josephine Zusana Gabor Popa.
Tuesday, February 4,2014
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Lois Cordray

NORTH CANTON- Lois Jean Hess Cordray, 82, passed away surrounded by her family at her home in North Canton on January 31, 2013. Born June 3, 1931 in Canton, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Sarah Cartwright Hess. She was a 1949 graduate of Louisville High School.
Tuesday, February 4,2014
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Elizabeth Kortlander

ATHENS- Elizabeth Fisher Kortlander, age 90, passed away at her Athens home on the morning of January 31st, 2014 after spending a very special week with her husband, children and grandchildren. Her caregivers, Sheila, Rhonda, Tabitha, Carrie and Sue shared in this special time.
Monday, February 3,2014
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June B. Gibson

ATHENS - June B. Gibson, 89, of Athens, died Friday morning, January 31, 2014 at her home. Born May 30, 1924 in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the former Sheriff, the late George Bateman and the late Agnes Wilkinson Bateman.

Monday, February 3,2014
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Shirley Smith

THE PLAINS- Shirley Ann Perry Smith, age 78 of The Plains passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at her home. Born Aug. 20, 1935 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur W. Perry and Anna Margaret Carsey-Coon.
Friday, January 31,2014
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Fauna Wither Neal

Fauna Withers Neal, 81, of Nelsonville passed away early Wednesday morning, January 29, 2014 at Mt. Carmel Hospital West, Columbus.  Born March 15, 1932 in New Marshfield, she was the daughter of the late Bernard J. and Reba F. Andrews Withers.  She was a 1949 graduate of Waterloo High School.
Thursday, January 30,2014
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Marifrances E. Miller

Marifrances E. Miller, 93, of Millfield, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Born April 18, 1920 in Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Edison and Iris Kent Emmers.

Friday, January 24,2014
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Elsie Annette Stright Brooks

Elsie Annette Stright Brooks, 90, of New Marshfield passed away on January 22, 2014 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains after battling Alzheimer's Disease for several years.
Wednesday, January 22,2014
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Jeffrey A. LeMay

Jeffrey A. LeMay 48, of Zaleski, passed away Saturday January 18, 2014, at Grant Medical Center.

Born April 3, 1965, in Nelsonville, he was the son of Maynard O. "Babe" LeMay of Albany, and the late Carolyn Sue Barber LeMay. He was a roller operator for York Paving.

Wednesday, January 22,2014
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Doris J. Zeigler

Doris J. Zeigler, 76, of New Marshfield, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2014, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born October 13, 1937,in Grafton, WV. she was the daughter of the late Elmer G. and Nellie Pratt Trader.

Wednesday, January 22,2014
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Virginia Risley Burchfield

Virginia Risley Burchfield, 87, of Athens, died Monday, January 20, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.  Born May 20, 1926 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Frank & Elizabeth Miller Risley.
Wednesday, January 22,2014
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Kurt R. Raschke

Kurt R. Raschke, 69, of Guysville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 16th, 2014.

He was an employee of Ohio University for over 20 years and proudly called the Athens area his home.

Thursday, January 16,2014
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Mark Randall Metcalf

Mark Randall Metcalf, 48, of The Plains, passed unexpectedly on January 13, 2014 in his home.

Born August 9, 1965 in Athens, he was the son of the late Thelma Jean Metcalf.


Wednesday, January 15,2014
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Angelores Gevas

Angelores Gevas, 91, of The Plains, passed away on Tuesday, January 14 at the Lindley Inn. She had been a resident of the Lindley Inn for the past ten years.

Ann was born on July 4, 1922 in Yorkville, Ohio, graduated from Yorkville High School in 1940 and was the daughter of Pete and Sophia Savoglu Gevas.

Tuesday, January 14,2014
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Frank Robert Bernosky

Frank Robert Bernosky, II, 94 of Athens, went to heaven, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Kimes Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born April 14, 1919 in Adena, he was the son of the late Frank Robert aand Petronella Bonk Bernosky.

Tuesday, January 14,2014
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James A. Radcliff

James A. Radcliff, 81, of Coolville, died Thursday, January 9, 2014 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born November 19, 1932 in Canaanville, he was the son of the late Hiram and Mabel Skinner Radcliff.


Friday, January 3,2014
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Daniel McCarthy

ALBANY - Daniel "Dan" McCarthy, 68, of Albany, died Monday, December 30, 2013 at his home. Born August 8, 1945 in Highland Park, Michigan, he was the son of the late William Warren and D
Thursday, January 2,2014
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Virginia Griffin

ATHENS - Virginia Griffin, 89, of Athens, died Wednesday, January 1, 2013 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.
Thursday, January 2,2014
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Virginia A. Stocker

AMESVILLE - Virginia A. Stocker, 59, of Amesville, died early Friday morning, December 27, 2013 at her home. Born August 21, 1954 in Columbus, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Lillian Cable
Monday, December 23,2013
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Violet Ladema Dalton

Violet Ladema Dalton, 105, of Athens, died Sunday morning, Dec. 22, 2013 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born Nov. 29, 1908 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of the late George C. and Edna Augustine Russell. She was raised by her paternal grandmother, Molly Campbell.
Monday, December 23,2013
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Mary Gates Dewey

Mary Gates Dewey passed away on December 7, 2013 after an extended illness.

Mary called Athens County home for the last 33 years, much of it spent living "off the grid" and well off the beaten path where she set up her ceramics studio and willed herself to make a living on her artwork. She did just that, creating the beloved ceramic cats for which she is so well-known, as well as lesser-known ceramic sculptural work.

Monday, December 23,2013
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Robert E. Cunningham

Robert E. Cunningham, 91, of Athens, died Saturday morning, December 21, 2013 at The Laurels of Athens. Born April 30, 1922 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Blanch Knowlton Cunningham.
Monday, December 23,2013
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Amos A. Trout

Amos A. "Pops" Trout, 74, of Albany, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013, in the emergency room at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born May 16, 1939, in Albany, he was the son of the late Delbert Harley Sr. and Hazel L. Malone Tro
Wednesday, December 18,2013
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Clarabel Ulichney

Clarabel Ulichney, 92, of Athens, passed away on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 at the Laurels of Athens. She was born in Lodi Township, Athens County, Ohio to George and Carrie Ethel Randolph Niggemeyer on July 19, 1921.
Tuesday, December 17,2013
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Rosser L. Bateman

Rosser L. Bateman, 96, of Athens died Saturday evening, December 14, 2013 at The Lindley Inn, Athens. Born September 12, 1917 in Nelsonville, he was the son of the late George Bateman, who served as Athens County Sheriff for several years, and Mary Agnes Rosser Bateman.
Monday, December 16,2013
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Garry Lee Kittle Sr.

Garry Lee Kittle, Sr., 64, of The Plains, died Monday evening, December 9, 2013 at Ohio State University Hospital. Born May 27, 1949 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Homer Wilson and Gladys Louriene Stover.


Monday, December 16,2013
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Vela Kay Hunter

Vela Kay Hunter, 49, of Nelsonville died Friday evening, December 13, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus after a short battle with cancer. Born February 29, 1964 in Nelsonville she was the daughter of Naomi Margaret Barrett Hunter of Nelsonville and the late Charles Thad Hunter.


Monday, December 16,2013
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Patricia Yeago

Patricia Ann Robinette Yeago, 71, of Athens died Friday evening, December 13, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus. Born August 4, 1941 at home in Nelsonville Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Charles S. Robinette and Eva Elaine Burley Robinette.
Monday, December 16,2013
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Mohammad Tufail

Mohammad Tufail, 76, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident near Albany.

Born Sept. 15, 1937 in India, he was the son of the late Sadar Odean and Bibi Berket. He was educated in Pakistan and served in the Pakistani Army.

Monday, December 16,2013
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Nancy Renna Holcomb

Nancy Renna Holcomb, 48, of The Plains, died Thursday evening, Dec. 12, 2013 at The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. Born April 1, 1965 in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of Rosalee Keller Whitington of Nelsonville and the late Charles N. Gilkey.
Monday, December 16,2013
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Ray T. Tanner

Ray T. Tanner, 71, of The Plains, passed away, Dec. 12, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. He was born Feb. 16, 1942 in West Virginia.
Monday, December 16,2013
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Mary Jo Bing

Mary Jo Bing, 68, of Glouster, formerly of Athens, died Friday, December 13, 2013 at her home. Born May 27, 1945 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Louise Secoy Lee.
Friday, December 13,2013
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Charles W. Warren, Jr.

Charles W. Warren, Jr., 79, of Nelsonville, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013, at The Laurels of Athens.  He was born May 8, 1934, in Doanville, son of the late Charles W. and Lillian Bryan Warren.  He was married to Ruth Ann Koon Warren, who survives, for 62 years.
Friday, December 13,2013
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Pearl L. Brown

Pearl L. Brown, 85, of Guysville, died Thursday morning, Dec. 12, 2013 at Arcadia Valley Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coolville. Born March 6, 1928 in Stewart, she was the daughter of the late William James and Freda Marie Young Phillips.
Wednesday, December 11,2013
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Nora Lee McColley

Nora Lee McColley, 76, of Stewart, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born April 22, 1937 in Branchland, WV, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Nettie Bradshaw Wells.

Tuesday, December 10,2013
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Garry Lee Kittle, Sr.

Garry Lee Kittle, Sr., 64, of The Plains, died Monday evening, December 9, 2013 at Ohio State University Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.
Tuesday, December 10,2013
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Joye B. Hicks

Joye B. Hicks, 83, of Tega Cay, South Carolina, formerly of Athens, died Monday morning, December 9, 2013 at Main St. Terrace Care Center, Lancaster. Born February 26, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late James Pickney Burkett and Lucia Vandever Burkett.
Tuesday, December 10,2013
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Paulette Ann Bricker

Paulette Ann "Paulee" Bricker, 64, of Guysville, died Saturday afternoon, December 7, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born January 5, 1949 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Paul M. and Ruby Louise Moore Hawk.
Tuesday, December 10,2013
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Patrick Franklin Morgan

Patrick Franklin Morgan, 48, of Albany, went to his heavenly home to be with our Lord Jesus Christ , Friday, November 29, 2013. He was born May 21, 1965, in Athens the son of Maureen Agnes Digney Morgan of Albany and the late Franklin Delano Morgan. Besides often being self-employed, he worked for Uptown Dog and Re-Use Industries.

Thursday, December 5,2013
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James A. Elliott

James A. Elliott, 82 of Albany, passed away Wednesday evening December 4, 2013, at his home surrounded by his family.

Born February 25, 1931, in Albany, he was the son of the late Charles and Alice Gibson Elliott.

Thursday, December 5,2013
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Harlen John Kasler

Harlen John Kasler, 100, of Chauncey, passed away Tuesday evening, December 3, 2013 at the home of his granddaughter Tara Lee in Clover, SC. Born January 16, 1913 in Greens Run, he was the son of the late John Riley Kasler and Mae Green Kasler.
Tuesday, December 3,2013
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Jack Matthews

John H. "Jack" Matthews, 88, of Athens, died Thursday morning, Nov. 28, 2013 at his home. He was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing at Ohio University.
Tuesday, December 3,2013
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Katharyn Mae Chiki Henry

Katharyn Mae Chiki Henry, 70, of Nelsonville, formerly of The Plains, went to be with Jesus on Friday, November 29, 2013 at The Laurels of Athens.

Born August 17, 1943 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Edna Cartwright Smith.
Friday, November 22,2013
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Captolia Maude Conkey

Captolia Maude "Cap" Conkey, 95, of New Marshfield, died Wednesday morning, November 20, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born February 20, 1918 in New Marshfield, she was the daughter of the late Everett Benson & Marinda Judy Stewart.
Friday, November 22,2013
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Florence Evener

Florabel Evener, 84, of Athens died Tuesday afternoon, November 19, 2013 at her home.

Born November 3, 1929 in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Hazel Williams Bobo.

Wednesday, November 20,2013
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Dolores Jean Brookhart

Dolores Jean "Dodie" Brookhart, age 90, of Logan formerly of Athens, died Monday evening, November 18, 2013 at Pickering House, Lancaster. Born December 19, 1922 in Ames Township, she was the daughter of the late Clifford Malcolm & Elizabeth Flora Williams Boudinot.
Monday, November 18,2013
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Vicky L. Caldwell

Vicky L. Caldwell, 61, Albany, passed away unexpectedly Thursday November 14, 2013, at her residence.

Born July 10, 1952, in Huntington, WV., she was the daughter of the late Nelson Freemont and Ella Ruth Shockly Williams.  She was a homemaker and seamstress.
Friday, November 15,2013
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Lena Mae Saylor Powell

Lena Mae Saylor Powell, age 89, of Shade died early Friday morning, November 15, 2013 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Athens, after a long illness. Born October 29, 1924 in Millfield, she was the daughter of the late Ora & Ethel Frash Saylor.
Friday, November 15,2013
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Doris Verna Mace

Doris Verna Mace, 95, of New Marshfield, died late Thursday evening, November 14, 2013 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains. Born May 6, 1918 in New Marshfield, she was the daughter of the late Walter & Naomi Barber Dicken.
Thursday, November 14,2013
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Ella Jane Thomas

Ella Jane Thomas, 81, Albany, passed away Monday November 11, 2013, at Hickory Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, The Plains. Born May 12, 1932, in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Margaret Crooks Fridenmaker.
Thursday, November 14,2013
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Ellyn Jane Burnes

Loving Mother, Grammy, Sister, Friend, and Activist, Ellyn Jane Burnes succumbed to her second round of cancer on November 11, 2013, at the age of 64.
Wednesday, November 13,2013
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Nancy Jane Fetty

Nancy Jane Fetty, 79, of Athens, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.  Born April 24, 1934 in Columbus, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Jennie Cordle Beery.
Monday, November 11,2013
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Margaret Webber Poulson

Margaret Webber Poulson, 87, of Athens, died Saturday morning, November 9, 2013, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. She was born July 3, 1926 in Columbus, Ohio and was the daughter of the late Harry and Ida Boyd Webber.
Thursday, November 7,2013
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Jane Burkhart

Jane Burkhart, 78, of Athens, formerly of Johnstown, Pa. died Thursday morning, November 7, 2013 at Pickering House, Lancaster. Born November 24, 1934 in Nanty Glo, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Eli and Anna Grove Snedden. She was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Johnstown, Pa.
Wednesday, November 6,2013
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Clyde D. Brown

Clyde D. Brown, 93, of Guysville, died Wednesday morning, November 6, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born April 14, 1920 in Malta, he was the son of the late Albert and Nellie Benjamin Brown.
Wednesday, November 6,2013
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Mark A. Butcher

Mark A. Butcher, 60, of Guysville, died Monday, November 4, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born August 13, 1953 in Athens, he was the son of the late Rev. Lewis E. and Elsie M. Tabler Butcher.
Monday, November 4,2013
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James W. Conyers

James W. Conyers, 88, of Athens, formerly a longtime resident of Hamilton-Fairfield, died Thursday afternoon, October 30, 2013 at the Laurels of Athens. Born December 3, 1924 in Alexandria, Virginia, he was the twin son of the late Walter and Elsie Reiff Conyers.
Friday, November 1,2013
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Fredrick Hagerman

Loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Fredrick Chauncey Hagerman passed away on October 30, 2013.

Fritz, as he was known to colleagues and friends, was a revered teacher of countless undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio University, where he taught exercise physiology and anatomy from 1967 to 2001 and was named University Professor, the University's award to recognize outstanding teaching, five times between 1973 and 1993.
Friday, November 1,2013
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Raymond Lafrinere

Raymond John "Jack" Lafrinere Jr , 80, of Athens, died at his home on Thursday, October 31, 2013.

 Born July 24, 1933 in Cheboygan, Michigan, he was the son of the late Raymond John Sr. and Marquarite O'Grady LaFrinere.

Monday, October 28,2013
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Judy A. Boyer

Judy A. Boyer, 53, of Athens, died suddenly Thursday evening, October 24, 2013 at her home. Born May 11, 1960 in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of Colonel Marvin D. Boyer of Montgomery and the late Amy L. Fairchild Boyer.

Friday, October 25,2013
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Jeanetta Turner Howard

Jeanetta Turner Howard, 88, of Tiffin, Ohio died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2013, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.
Thursday, October 24,2013
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Carlos D. Porter

Carlos D. Porter, 49, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, October 23, 2013 at his home. Born December 23, 1963 in Nelsonville, he was the son of Janet Rutter Porter of Athens and the late Bernard L. Porter.
Thursday, October 24,2013
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Mabel Ogg

Mabel "Janie" Ogg, 103, of Athens, formerly of Stewart, died Wednesday morning, October 23, 2013 at The Laurels of Athens.
Monday, October 21,2013
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Margaret M. Ames

Margaret M. Ames, 98, of Athens, died Monday morning, October 21, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born July 15, 1915 in Cutler, she was the daughter of the late Jess and Betsy Kennedy Lucas.

Monday, October 21,2013
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Carol E. Crabtree

Carol E. Crabtree, of Athens, Ohio passed away peacefully, October 19, 2013 at her home with her loving husband of 60 years Ralph Crabtree and sister Joan Segel of Escondido, California at her side.
Monday, October 21,2013
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James L. Swearingen

James L. "Jim" Swearingen, 59, of Athens, died Monday, October 14, 2013 at his home. Born February 8, 1954 in Athens, he was the son of Fred A. Swearingen of Carlsbad, Calif. and the late Freda Doty Swearingen.
Tuesday, October 15,2013
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Isabell Dautel

Isabell Dautel, 89, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, formerly of Athens, died Saturday morning, October 12, 2013 at her home.
Friday, October 11,2013
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Grace McVey

Grace McVey, 103, of Athens, died Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center.

Born August 16, 1910 in Bicknell, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Alwilda Liewellen Sherman.

Monday, October 7,2013
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William Lee Kennard

William Lee Kennard, 80, of Athens, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2013 at his home. He was born on October 25, 1932, in Hocking County to James Lester Kennard and Alice Carter Kennard.
Tuesday, October 1,2013
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Vonda Cullison

Vonda Cullison, 62, of Athens, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on October 1, 2013.

Born September 22, 1951 in Zanesville, she was the daughter of the late Evelyn Dobbins and Henry Wilson. She had been employed by O'Bleness Memorial Hospital for the past 28 years.
Monday, September 30,2013
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Lauretta Wu Klock

Lauretta Wu Klock, 90, a former resident of Athens for 44 years, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on September 14, 2013 in Indianapolis, Ind., after a brief illness. In Athens, Lauretta had a long career as a volunteer for many local organizations, as well as helping many children learn to read while teaching at West Elementary School.
Monday, September 30,2013
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Stephen Paul Kazee

Stephen Paul Kazee, 55, of Stewart lost his battle with cancer Sunday, September 29, 2013 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Monday, September 30,2013
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Jerry F. Lewis

Jerry F. Lewis, 60, of Parkersburg, WV, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at his home. Born April 11, 1953 min Athens, he was the son of the late William O. and Mary Emma Stotts Lewis, Sr.
Thursday, September 26,2013
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Meta Mae Lawson

Meta Mae Lawson, 86, of Guysville, died Wednesday morning, September 25, 2013 at Arcadia Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Coolville. Born March 6, 1927 in Shade, she was the daughter of the late Carnel & Catherine Burson Slusher.
Monday, September 23,2013
Obituaries

Florence Mae Matheny

Florence Mae Matheny, 68, of Albany, died Saturday morning, September 21, 2013 at Kimes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Athens. Born August 22, 1945 in Zaleski, she was the daughter of the late Orville and Mary Riser Marks.
Monday, September 23,2013
Obituaries

Virginia L. Steward

Virginia L. "Ginny" Steward, 73, of Athens, died Friday, September 20, 2013 at Pickering House, Lancaster. Born November 19, 1939 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Harry "Pete" and Nellie L. Stewart Neutzling.
Monday, September 23,2013
Obituaries

Joseph E. Warmke

Joseph E. "Joe" Warmke, 51 of Granville, formerly of Athens, died September 7, 2013 at his home. Born February 11, 1962 in St. Paul, Minnesota, he is the son of Dorothy Emmer Warmke of Melrose, Fla. and the late Roman F. Warmke.
Monday, September 23,2013
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Rebecca E. Campbell

Rebecca E. "Becky" Campbell, 60, of Chauncey, died Thursday evening, September 18, 2013 at her home. Born April 11, 1953 in Athens she was the daughter of the late Carl E. and Mary E. Mills Erwin.
Thursday, September 19,2013
Obituaries

Charles Gaston

Charles Gaston, 91, of Athens, died Wednesday evening, September 18, 2013 in Albany. Born June 4, 1922 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Arthur C. and Lucy Frost Gaston.
Monday, September 16,2013
Obituaries

Martha Jane Frum

Martha Jane Frum, 92, of Athens, died Sunday evening, September 15, 2013 at Marietta Care & Rehabilitation Center, Marietta. Born February 25, 1921 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Frank James & Clara Jane Heath Thornton.


Thursday, September 12,2013
Obituaries

Anita Kay Russell

Anita "Kay" Russell, 72, of The Plains, passed away early Thursday morning, September 12, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital in Parkersburg, WV.

Kay was born May 15, 1941 in Athens and she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Hazel Radcliff Cochran.

Wednesday, September 11,2013
Obituaries

Frieda Barnhill Morris

Frieda Barnhill Morris, 103, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Lindley Inn. Born April 8, 1910 on Dutch Ridge, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley Barnhill and Mary Ann Klingenberg.

Wednesday, September 11,2013
Obituaries

John Paul Hensler

John Paul Hensler, age 77, of Palm Coast, Florida, formerly of Athens, died Friday, September 6, 2013 at his home. Born November 28, 1935 at the family home in Point Rock (Meigs County), Ohio, he was the son of the late Dallas Jacob & Grace Ethel Canode Hensler. He was a graduate of Wilton High School and the Louisville Barber College.
Tuesday, September 10,2013
Obituaries

William E. Bulger

William E. "Bill" Bulger, 86, of Athens, died early Tuesday morning, September 10, 2013 at his home. Born January 31, 1927 in Everett, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late William James and Ida Zimmerman Bulger. 

Friday, September 6,2013
Obituaries

Margaret Josten Mitchell

Margaret Josten Mitchell, 90, formerly of Athens, died Friday, August 23, 2013. A previous Athens resident and reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer, the long time East Walnut Hills resident will be missed.
Wednesday, September 4,2013
Obituaries

James Herbert Graffius

James Herbert ("Herb") Graffius, 85, born June 8, 1928 to the late Mr. & Mrs. John Cowder (Edna Farley) Graffius at home in Pitcairn, Pennsylvania, succumbed to his 9-year courageous battle with metastatic colon cancer on Monday, September 2, 2013, at The Laurels.
Tuesday, September 3,2013
Obituaries

Reba Harmon McCluskey

Reba Harmon McCluskey, 91, of Athens, died Monday morning, September 2, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was born March 22, 1922 in Sallis, Mississippi. She was a former resident of Memphis, Tenn. and Jacksonville, Fla.
Tuesday, September 3,2013
Obituaries

Jean Elizabeth Pullen

Jean Elizabeth Pullen, 81, formerly of Athens, died Sunday September 1, 2013 in Sedona, Arizona after a long illness. Jean was a long-time resident of Athens having moved there in the late 1960's and lived there until 2011.
Monday, September 23,2013
Obituaries

John A. Woodrow

A memorial service for John A. Woodrow will be held at Athens First Presbyterian Church, corner of Court and Washington Streets, on Saturday, September 28 at 1 p.m.with Rev. Robert Martin officiating.
Tuesday, August 20,2013
Obituaries

David Bruce Bowman

David Bruce Bowman, 65, of Athens, passed away on August 9, 2013, while vacationing with his family at his favorite beach. The adored husband of his wife Liz, David will be forever remembered for his
Monday, August 19,2013
Obituaries

Bonnie LaHugh

Bonnie LaHugh, 77, of New Marshfield, died Sunday, August 18, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born March 9, 1936 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Tom and Lillie Collins Hood.
Thursday, August 8,2013
Obituaries

Sophia Madyson Sheets

Sophia Madyson Sheets, 3, of Athens, has gone to lay with God on August 7, 2013 from injuries received in an accident. Born June 21, 2010 in Athens, she was the daughter of Jennifer Burleigh.
Tuesday, August 6,2013
Obituaries

William Lee Korner

William Lee "Bill" Korner, 67, of New Marshfield, passed away peacefully at Riverside Hospital on Saturday, August 3, 2013. He was born June 7, 1946 in Shadyside, Ohio, the son of Finley Korner and Lula Powers Korner. He earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Ohio University.
Monday, August 5,2013
Obituaries

Pamela Sue Chaffin

Pamela Sue Chaffin, 58, of The Plains, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster. Born October 22, 1954, in Athens, she is the daughter of Mona Smith Russell of New Marshfield and the late Paul E. Russell.
Monday, August 5,2013
Obituaries

Betty J. Buck

Betty J. Buck, 83, of The Plains, died Friday, August 2, 2013 in Walnut Creek, California. Born August 7, 1929 in Athens County, she was the daughter of Floyd and Annabelle Heightland Bolin.
Friday, August 2,2013
Obituaries

Alice L. Parsons

Alice L. Parsons, 81, of Columbus, formerly of Athens, died Friday, August 2, 2013 at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Born February 23, 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary Gollero Mikeale.
Friday, August 2,2013
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Doris Marie Mingus

Doris Marie Mingus, 75, of Athens, died Wednesday morning July 31, 2013 at Lindley Inn in The Plains. Born December 14, 1937 in Marietta, she was the daughter of Byron D. and Pauline M. Tucker Sams.
Tuesday, July 30,2013
Obituaries

James M. White

James M. "Jim" White, 86, of Athens, died Monday morning, July 29, 2013 at Abbyshire Place in Gallipolis. Born July 30, 1926 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Thomas P. and Lena Bumpass White.
Thursday, July 25,2013
Obituaries

Violet Richardson

Violet "Vi" Richardson, 81 of Millfield, passed away Wednesday evening, July 23, 2013 at her home.

Born October 17, 1931 in Millfield, she was the daughter of the late William and Alice Simpson Theisen.
Wednesday, July 24,2013
Obituaries

Lydia M. Sycks

Lydia M. Sycks, 94, of Akron, formerly of Athens, died Monday, July 22, 2013 at the home of her daughter. Born December 22, 1918 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Grace M. Wilson Weiss.
Wednesday, July 24,2013
Obituaries

Thelma Lenore Withem

Thelma Lenore Withem, 92, of Canaanville, Ohio, passed away Friday afternoon, July 19, 2013 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center. Born in Washington County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Roy C. and Kate Swain Johnson.
Tuesday, July 23,2013
Obituaries

Ray Karns

Ray Karns, 89, of Athens, died late Sunday evening, July 21, 2013 at Doctor's Hospital of Nelsonville. Born August 28, 1933 in Athens, he was the son of the late Hoyt and Ada Karns.
Monday, July 22,2013
Obituaries

Nancy S. Blake

Nancy S. Blake, 46, of Athens, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at her home. Born December 21, 1966 in Cincinnati, she was the daughter of the late David and Bernice Mary Danner Thomas.
Monday, July 22,2013
Obituaries

Emerson F. Everett

Emerson F. "Red" Everett, 69, of Albany, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born March 7, 1944 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Frank and Helen Thompson Everett.
Monday, July 22,2013
Obituaries

Frank Shumway

Frank Shumway, 91, The Plains, died early Friday morning, July 19, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born November 7, 1921 in Millfield, he was the son of the late Frank and Mattie Phillips Shumway, Sr.

Monday, July 22,2013
Obituaries

Ray B Karns

Ray B Karns, 79, of Athens died Sunday evening, July 21, 2013 at Doctors Hospital in Nelsonville. Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.
Friday, July 19,2013
Obituaries

Zelda Howard

Zelda Howard, 89, Guysville died Thursday morning, July 18, 2013 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Athens. Born April 3, 1924 in Alfred, Meigs County, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Myrtle Young VanMeter. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.
Tuesday, July 16,2013
Obituaries

Billyjo Pitts

Billyjo Pitts, 59, of Athens, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Kobacker House in Columbus. Born July 29, 1953 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Mildred Lucille Hunt Pitts.
Friday, July 12,2013
Obituaries

Donald M. Carsey

Donald M. Carsey, 78, Nelsonville, formerly of Millfield died Tuesday July 9, 2013 at Riverside Methodist hospital. Born August 9, 1934 in Crown, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Joseph
Friday, July 12,2013
Obituaries

Michael Kyle Riggle

Michael Kyle Riggle, 60, Athens, died Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born August 3, 1952 in Athens, he was the son of the late Merrill Lee & Norma Jean Kyle Riggle.
Wednesday, July 10,2013
Obituaries

Pauline C. Carr

Pauline C. "Polly" Carr, 91, Millfield, died Monday afternoon, July 8, 2013 at Cedar Hill Care Center, Zanesville. Born June 5, 1922 in The Plains, she was the daughter of the late Oscar J. & Verna Pierce Tinkham.
Tuesday, July 9,2013
Obituaries

Right Reverend William Grant Black

The Right Reverend William Grant Black the Seventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, 93, died on July 7th, 2013 of complications from Parkinson's Disease.


Tuesday, July 9,2013
Obituaries

Mitzi L. Hawk

Mitzi L. Hawk, 66, Athens, died early Monday morning, July 8, 2013 at Kobacker House, Columbus. Born April 22, 1947 in Wheeling, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Edward & Laverne Becker Kerns.
Friday, July 5,2013
Obituaries

Joseph A. Sinkowski

Joseph A. "Pepper Joe" Sinkowski, 64, of Pomeroy, died Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born June 27, 1949 in Carle Place, New York, he was the son of the late John A. and Catherine I. Breen Sinkowski.
Friday, July 5,2013
Obituaries

Letha Dishong

Letha Dishong, 88, of Amesville, died Wednesday morning, July 3, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born December 30, 1924 in Amesville, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Jessie Finch Keirns.
Wednesday, July 3,2013
Obituaries

Karen Sue Hawk

Karen Sue Hawk (Elliott), 69, Albany, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 25th. She was surrounded by her high school sweetheart and husband of 50 years, Don and their four children: Cindy O'Dell, Shelly Dolan Hawk, Steven Hawk and Jason Hawk (Jessica).
Wednesday, July 3,2013
Obituaries

Donald E. Turner

Donald E. Turner, 68, Albany, passed away November 28, 2012, in Athens. 

Born March 3, 1944, in Dyesville, he was the son of the late Henry and Grace Swearingen Turner. He was retired from a position at Ohio University.

Wednesday, July 3,2013
Obituaries

Steven L. Haning

Steven L. Haning, 52, Albany, passed away Saturday June 29,2013, at his residence. Born August 31, 1960, he was the son of the late Ray N. Haning and Mary McMurray Haning. He was a woodworker and farmer.

Monday, July 1,2013
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Sidney Singer

Sidney Singer, 88, of Athens, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning June 30, 2013 at his home. Born October 29, 1924 in Frankfurt, Germany, he was the son of the late Leon and Gitla Kolber Singer.
Monday, July 1,2013
Obituaries

Robert Elson Hedges

Robert Elson Hedges, age 91 of Athens died early Saturday morning, June 29, 2013 at The Laurels of Athens. Born Dec. 1, 1921 in Athens, he was the son of the late John Elson Hedges and Nettie Jacobs Hedges.
Monday, July 1,2013
Obituaries

John W. Donaldson

John W. Donaldson, 88, of Albany, formerly of Nelsonville, died Friday, June 28, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born November 13, 1924 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Lewis and Lucille Rupe Donaldson.

Thursday, June 20,2013
Obituaries

Rita Kyle

Rita Kyle, 80 of Coshocton formerly of Athens died Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born Oct. 23, 1932 in Madison Township, Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late James H. Peck and Neva Matheny Peck.
Friday, June 14,2013
Obituaries

John Allan Jones

John Allan Jones, 54, formerly of Athens, passed away under the trees June 4, 2013 in Whitehall, Ohio. He was born June 4, 1954 in Cincinnati, Ohio. John grew up in Athens but had resided in Columbus the last twenty years.
Monday, June 3,2013
Obituaries

Jeani Eidemiller

Norma Faye "Jeani" Eidemiller, 88, went to be with the Lord on May 31, 2013.
Monday, June 3,2013
Obituaries

Barbara Good

Barbara June Good, 76 of Athens went to be with the Lord, Friday evening, May 31, 2013 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Athens after a two month battle with cancer.
Monday, June 3,2013
Obituaries

Robert C. Wickham

Robert Colyer Wickham, beloved father, friend and Ohio University Professor, passed away Thursday evening, May 30, 2013 at The Lindley Inn, The Plains, at the age of 100 after a long and productive life.
Thursday, May 30,2013
Obituaries

Raymond J. Brooks

Raymond J. Brooks, 82, died Wednesday morning, May 29, 2013 at his home.
Wednesday, May 29,2013
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Jan Martel Pickett

Jan Martel Pickett 71, formerly of Pomeroy, passed away May 28, 2013.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 31,  at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Thursday from 6-8 p.m..at the funeral home.

You may sign the regester book at www.bigonyjordanfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, May 28,2013
Obituaries

Genevieve Louise Brooks

Genevieve Louise Brooks, 89, of Athens, died Sunday evening, May 26, 2013 at her home.
Tuesday, May 21,2013
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Thomas J. Starr

Thomas J. Starr, 68, beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather, died Friday evening, May 17, 2013 at University Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, due to complications from cancer and pneumonia.
Monday, May 20,2013
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David Edward West

David Edward West, 96, of Athens died peacefully, Sunday, May 19, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. He was born on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1917 in Athens, he was the son of the late Edward and Ruth Shaner West. He was a kind, gentle and compassionate person.
Thursday, May 16,2013
Obituaries

Fredricka E. Shover

Fredricka E. Shover, 68, of Chauncey, died Thursday, May 16, 2013 at The Pickering House in Lancaster after a 12 year battle with cancer.
Tuesday, May 14,2013
Obituaries

Ruth Lee Hawk

Ruth Lee Hawk, 89, of Athens, died late Monday evening, May 13, 2013 at her home. Born August 26, 1923 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. Hawk and Angie L. Landis Hawk.
Tuesday, May 14,2013
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Loretta Hemry

Loretta Hemry, 103, of The Plains, died Monday, May 13, 2013 at Westminster Thurber Nursing Center in Columbus.

Born May 30, 1909 in Blue Rock, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Ann Olden Moore.

Tuesday, May 14,2013
Obituaries

Cormac Galen Everett Bashaw

Cormac "Corey" Galen Everett Bashaw, infant son of Andrew Benjamin and Claudia Anne Myers Bashaw, of Glouster died Friday at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Tuesday, May 14,2013
Obituaries

Larry E. Morris

Larry E. Morris, 71 of Millfield, died early Monday morning, April 29, 2013 at his home.  
Thursday, May 9,2013
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Wilma L. (Peg) Woods

Wilma L. (Peg) Woods, 91, of Athens formerly of Londonderry passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Thursday, May 9,2013
Obituaries

John Moore Jones

John Moore Jones, 92 of Athens, passed away Tuesday evening, May 7, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.
Monday, May 6,2013
Obituaries

Melody Lynne Russell

Melody Lynne Russell, 32, of Millfield, died Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
Monday, May 6,2013
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Curtis E. Barnes

Curtis E. Barnes, 61 of New Marshfield died Friday afternoon, May 3, 2013, at his home.
Wednesday, May 1,2013
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Hazel Mae Lynch

Hazel Mae Lynch, 89, formerly of Athens died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Monday, April 29,2013
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Devan Marie Jordan

Devan Marie Jordan, 35, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at her residence.
Monday, April 29,2013
Obituaries

Rodney Craig Dotson

Rodney Craig Dotson, 61, died Saturday evening, April 27, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.
Wednesday, April 24,2013
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Nikki Jane Andrews

Nikki Jane Andrews, 47, of New Marshfield, died Tuesday evening, April 23, 2013 at her home. Born February 5, 1966 in Columbus, she was the daughter of Dan (Cindy) Sheets of New Plymouth.
Tuesday, April 23,2013
Obituaries

Lowell Bennett Howard

Lowell Bennett Howard, 88, of Tiffin, died at 8:43 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2013, at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.

Lowell was born February 12, 1925 in New Boston, Ohio, eldest son of the late James Arland and Imogene (Sullivan) Howard.
Monday, April 22,2013
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Joseph R. Mulholland

Joseph R. Mulholland, 86, of Amesville, died Saturday morning, April 20, 2013 at Arcadia Valley Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Coolville. Born September 29, 1926 in Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late Joseph R. Mulholland, Sr. and Ruth Thomas Mulholland.
Monday, April 22,2013
Obituaries

Clyde Gaylord Linscott

Clyde Gaylord Linscott, 78, passed away Saturday morning April 20, 2013 after an extended illness. A sixty-year member and past president of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 52 Ohio, Gaylord was the epitome of the word craftsman. He truly was a friend, teacher and mentor to many young bricklayers and co-workers.
Friday, April 19,2013
Obituaries

Deanna Sue Young,

Deanna Sue Young, 64, of Logan, formerly of The Plains, died April 17, 2013 at The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. Born July 22, 1948 in Greenfield, she was the daughter of the late Charles Monroe Young and Helen Marie Gibson Young.
Tuesday, April 16,2013
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Jack G. Canter

Jack G. Canter, 89, of Athens, formerly of Chauncey, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born June 13, 1923 at Circle Hill, he was the son of the late Earle and Emma O'Shae Canter.
Tuesday, April 16,2013
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Sharon L. Barrow

Sharon L. Barrows, 52, of Athens, died Monday April 15, 2013 at Doctor's Hospital, Nelsonville. Born July 21, 1960 in Athens, she was the daughter of Janis L. Dickey Barrows of Athens and the late Eldon L. Barrows.
Tuesday, April 16,2013
Obituaries

Paul A. Bartlett

Paul A. Bartlett, 64, died late Saturday evening, April 13, 2013 at his home in Athens.
Monday, April 15,2013
Obituaries

Leo Joseph Walker

Born Leo "Lee" Joseph Walker on February 24, 1911 in Toledo, he was one of nine children. He passed on April 12, 2013 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. He was predeceased by his parents August and Mary (Mame) Walker, all of his siblings, his first wife Crystal Seitz Walker and his second wife, Marjorie Wheaton Walker.
Monday, April 15,2013
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Mary C. Midkiff

Mary C. Midkiff, 88, of Athens, died early Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born February 15, 1925 in Lodi Township, she was the daughter of the late Earnest and Emma Klingenberg Howard.
Monday, April 15,2013
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Betty L. Lyons

Betty L. Lyons, 86, of Buchtel, went to be with her Lord Saturday, April 13, 2013. She was born March 6, 1927 in Nelsonville, the daughter of the late James and Sylvia Thompson Nelson. She was the widow of the late Orville Lyons, Sr.
Wednesday, April 10,2013
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Melissa L. Williams

Melissa L. Williams, 52, of Athens, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at her home after a brief illness. Born April 9, 1961 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Bennie and Dorothy E. James Williams.
Tuesday, April 9,2013
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Juanita V. Crawley

Juanita V. Crawley, 89, of Athens, died Sunday morning, April 7, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born June 3, 1923 in Ashley, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Roger Barton "R.B." Warner and Jesse Von McAdams Warner and the step-daughter of the late Marie Jacoby Warner.
Friday, April 5,2013
Obituaries

Edward Riley

Edward "Ed" Riley, 53, of Athens passed away peacefully on April 4, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born March 12, 1960 in Athens, he was the son of the late James F. Riley, Sr. and Phyllis McKnabb Riley
Friday, April 5,2013
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Harold G. Hensley

Mr. Harold G. Hensley passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the age of 66. He was born on January 23, 1947.

Tuesday, April 2,2013
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Blaine Eugene Carpenter

Blaine Eugene Carpenter, 79, of Albany and Lillian, Alabama, passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2013.
Tuesday, April 2,2013
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Ina Moseley Crenshaw

Ina Moseley Crenshaw went to be with our Lord on March, 27, 2013.
Tuesday, April 2,2013
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Brian Russell Walker

Brian Russell Walker passed away March 26, 2013 in Wilmore, Kentucky where he was enrolled at the Asbury Theological Seminary. 
Friday, March 29,2013
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Charles Floyd Stover

Charles Floyd Stover, 83, of Athens, died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born November 8, 1929 in Athens County, near Nelsonville, he was the son of the late Charles Boyd and Essie Mae Hilt Stover.
Thursday, March 28,2013
Obituaries

Murven A. DeWeese

Murven Alton DeWeese, 84, of Athens died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at The Laurels of Athens.
Wednesday, March 27,2013
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Stephen A. Cooper

Stephen A. Cooper, 88, of Athens, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

Funeral service will be conducted Friday 1 p.m. at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens.

Wednesday, March 27,2013
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Debra Lynn Shields Cline

Debra Lynn Shields Cline, 60, of Athens passed away peacefully, Tuesday morning, March 26, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She had courageously battled cancer for fifteen months.
Wednesday, March 27,2013
Obituaries

Merle Gemmell

Merle Gemmell, 86, Albany, formerly of Marengo, passed away Sunday March 24, 2013, at Maple Hills Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, McArthur.
Tuesday, March 26,2013
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Theresa A. Scott Hicks

Theresa Ann Scott Hicks, 58, of Athens died Monday, March 25, 2013 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Wednesday, March 20,2013
Obituaries

Everett S. Robertson,

Everett S. Robertson, of Guysville, unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on Tuesday evening, March 18, 2013 at Mt. Carmel Hospital East, Columbus. He had accepted the Lord as his Savior on November 1, 1930. He was born January 17, 1920 in Norwood, Ontario, Canada, the son of the late William M. and Mary Conklin Robertson.
Wednesday, March 20,2013
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Lawrence Jeffers

Lawrence Jeffers, 89, of Hockingport, died Tuesday March 19, 2013 at Camden-Clark Hospital, Parkersburg, WV. Born July 29, 1923 in Athens County he was the son of the late Lawrence and Zada Lee Jeffers and was raised by his late grandparents, Charles and Elsie Lee. He attended school at Mechanicsburg.
Tuesday, March 19,2013
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Janet Heinz Philips

Janet Heinz Philips, 88, formerly of Upper Arlington, died on Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Athens, Ohio. The daughter of the late Katherine Hardert Heinz and William Charles Heinz, she was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1924.
Monday, March 18,2013
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Jennifer L. Reilly

Jennifer L. Reilly, 65, of Athens, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born June 30, 1947 in Columbus, she was the daughter of Dora B. Currie Dayton of Groveport and the late Charles R. Dayton.

Monday, March 18,2013
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Patricia Payne

Patricia Payne, of Albany, passed away March 16, 2013 at her home under hospice care. She fought a lengthy battle with cancer.
Monday, March 18,2013
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Margaret L. Gorby

Margaret L. Gorby, 88, of North Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Athens and The Plains, died March 15, 2013 at Hope Hospice House in Cape Coral, Florida.
Monday, March 18,2013
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Kathy Jo Davidson

Kathy Jo Davidson, beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and sister died Friday morning, March 15, 2013 at her home. She was born June 26, 1952 in Athens, the daughter of Clayton and Doris McKee Miller of Athens.
Friday, March 15,2013
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Mary Ann Peden Urbach

Mary Ann Peden Urbach, 86, of Athens, died Friday morning, March 15, 2013 at her home. Born April 5, 1926 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Don C. and Mary Helen Singmaster Peden. Her father, the late Don C. Peden, was a football and baseball coach at Ohio University. He retired from O.U. as Athletic Director and was a co-founder of Mid American Conference. The Ohio University football stadium is named in his honor.
Thursday, March 14,2013
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Mary Sandra Davis

Mary Sandra Davis, 68, of Athens, went to meet her maker on March 13, 2013.

Born February 28, 1945 in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late William "Billie" and Matilda "Tillie" Colton Davis.
Wednesday, March 13,2013
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Thomas Ray Winn

Noted nurseryman Tom Winn unexpectedly left us on March 8, 2013 at his home in Stewart. Born in 1945 to Ray and Marjory Winn in Maine, Tom grew up in Kansas City before graduating from MacMurray College in Illinois.
Wednesday, March 13,2013
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Mary Alice Weekley

Mary Alice Weekley, 74, of Lancaster, formerly of Athens, entered the arms of Jesus Christ at 6:08 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Fairfield Medical Center.
Wednesday, March 13,2013
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James B. Weckman, Sr.

James B. Weckman, Sr., 86, of The Plains, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at The Lindley Inn. He was a native of Lanesville, Indiana. He was born June 3, 1926, the son of the late Joseph and Rosa Weckman.
Wednesday, March 13,2013
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Mary A. New

Mary A. New, 66, of Nelsonville, formerly of The Plains, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 at her residence.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (David) Lasure and her son, Joseph Heilemann.

Monday, March 11,2013
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Linda Sams White

Linda Sams White, 70, of Athens, died Friday afternoon, March 8, 2013 at her home. Born January 30, 1943 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Evelyn White Sams. She was a 1961 grad
Monday, March 11,2013
Obituaries

Mary Kathleen Burton

Mary Kathleen Burton, 98, formerly of Athens, died Friday, March 8, 2013 at Marietta Care & Rehabilitation Center, Marietta. Born Oct. 8, 1914 in the family home, she was the daughter of the late Harley F. and Frances Divney Dohner.
Monday, March 11,2013
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Sharlee Neumann Whittle

Sharlee Neumann Whittle, 75, of Athens, died Thursday, February 28, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born August 19, 1937 in Portland, she was daughter of the late Charles Lewis and Margaret Adams Neuman.
Monday, March 11,2013
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Jennie Evener

Jennie "Kit" Evener, 80, of The Plains passed away peacefully early Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at her home.

She was born May 11, 1932 in Athens County and was the daughter of the late Henry Howard and Jennie Love Walters.
Monday, March 11,2013
Obituaries

Georgianna Woodruff

Georgianna Woodruff, 70, of Athens, died Thursday evening, March 7, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Columbus, Ohio.
Friday, March 8,2013
Obituaries

Betty J. Keirns

Betty J. Keirns, 90, of Millfield, died Monday evening, March 4, 2013 at The Laurels of Athens. Born August 16, 1922 in Millfield (Ames Township), she was the daughter of the late Harley and Mattie Tippie Kittle.
Wednesday, March 6,2013
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Chester W. Root

Chester W. Root, 94, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Kimes Convalescent Center.

Born August 11, 1918, in Stewart, he was the son of the late S. Dudley and Nellie Dunfee Root. He was a army veteran of WWII and retired press operator from Carborundum Co.
Monday, March 4,2013
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Horace E. Smith

Horace "Pappy" E. Smith, 93, of Athens, formerly of Reedsville, died early Sunday morning, March 3, 2013 at The Laurels of Athens. Born May 4, 1919 in Pomeroy, he was the son of the late Clyde and Amanda Chaney Smith.
Monday, March 4,2013
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Jean Crawford McAfee

Jean Crawford McAfee, 92, of Athens, died Saturday afternoon, March 2, 2013 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born February 15, 1921 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Marvella Jacoby Crawford.
Thursday, February 28,2013
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Ethel J. Elliott

Ethel J. Elliott, 97, formerly of Albany, passed away February 24, 2013 at Carmel Manor Nursing Facility in Campbell County, KY.
Thursday, February 28,2013
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Betty Cooley

Betty Cooley, 86, of Athens passed away Tuesday morning, February 26, 2013 at Lindley Inn following an extended illness.
Monday, February 25,2013
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Richard L. Lambert

Richard L. "Dick" Lambert, 68, of Langsville, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013.
Thursday, February 21,2013
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James G. Driggs

James G. Driggs, 91, of Stewart, died Saturday February 16, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born July 16, 1921 in Broadwell, he was the son of the late Blaine and Ethel McDonald Driggs.
Thursday, February 21,2013
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Scott A. Mullins

Scott A. Mullins, of Dayton, passed away on February 19, 2013, after ninety-three days at Miami Valley Hospital. He put up a strong fight to live after sustaining a gunshot wound by a convicted felon, who used an illegal firearm.
Monday, February 18,2013
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Florence Elanor Six Cummings

Florence Elanor Six Cummings, 93, of Lancaster formerly of Athens, passed away Sunday evening, February 17, 2013 at Fairfield Medical Center.

Born July 23, 1919 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late William and Marjorie McNeal Six.
Monday, February 18,2013
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Mary Margaret Kostival

Mary Margaret Kostival, 92, of Athens, died Sunday, February 17, 2013 at her home.

She was born November 27, 1920 in Pageville in Meigs County, she was the daughter of the late D. Otis and Edith Dixon Whaley, whom she cared for until their last days. Margaret was also preceded in death by her brothers, Frederick (Baber) Whaley and Harold Dale Whaley; and a very special aunt, Ruth Dixon Howell with whom she was raised and was more a sister. Margaret was a graduate of Scipio High School, Harrisonville, Ohio.

Tuesday, February 12,2013
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Richard Paynter

Richard Roy "Dick" Paynter, 86 of Athens, former general manager of The Athens Messenger, died Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2013 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Athens.
Tuesday, February 12,2013
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Maidie Gruttemeyer

Mary C. "Maidie" Bricker Gruttemeyer, 85, of Columbus, formerly of Dayton, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at her home.
Monday, February 11,2013
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Dr. Basharat Munir Mirza

Dr. Basharat Munir Mirza (affectionately known as Doc,) 78, former Mayor of Chauncey, OH, passed away in peace in Columbus, OH on Friday February 8, 2013, after battling cancer.

He was born in Lahore, India (presently Pakistan) on May 26, 1934, the son of the late Master Nazir Hussein Mirza and the late Amatul Aziz Mirza.

Wednesday, February 6,2013
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Eileen O'Brien

Eileen O'Brien, 86, of Long Island, New York, died on February 4, 2013 at The Laurels in Athens, Ohio.

Eileen was born June 17, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of the late Robert and Gladys O'Grady. Her brother, Robert O'Grady, her sister-in-law, Betsy Kelly and her husband of forty-four years, James J. O'Brien, preceded her in death.

Monday, February 4,2013
Obituaries

Anne Marie Essex

Anne Marie Essex, 56, of The Plains, died Sunday morning, February 3, 2013, at her home.
Monday, February 4,2013
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Phyllis A. Gambill

Phyllis A. Gambill, 75, of Albany, passed away Thursday January 31, 2013, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Monday, January 28,2013
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Halcie 'Hal' H. Wilson

Halcie "Hal" H. Wilson, 83, of Stewart, died Sunday afternoon, January 27, 2013 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. Born April 4, 1929 in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late Charles and Lulu Price Wilson.
Monday, January 28,2013
Obituaries

Dewein N. Naffziger

At the end of a life fully lived, Dewein H. "Nap" Naffziger died peacefully in Athens, Ohio surrounded by family.
Thursday, January 24,2013
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Mary Lynn White Grabill

Mary Lynn White Grabill, 64, of New Albany, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday afternoon, January 22, 2013 at her home. Born July 2, 1948 in Athens, she is the daughter of Mary Jane Hoskinson White of Newark and the late Charles White.
Tuesday, January 22,2013
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Therese Margaret Skinner

Therese Margaret Skinner, 82, of Athens, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 22, 2013 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born April 11, 1930 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Belle Elizabeth Schloss Lavelle.
Tuesday, January 22,2013
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Gordan Dean Bolin

Gordan Dean Bolin of Guysville died Friday January 18, 2013, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
Tuesday, January 22,2013
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Charles M. Blair

Charles M. Blair, 83, of Athens, passed away January 12, 2013, at The Laurels of Athens.

Tuesday, January 22,2013
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Audrey Mandic

Audrey Mandic, 81 of Willowick, Ohio passed away peacefully Saturday, January 19, 2013 with her family by her side.
Tuesday, January 22,2013
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Brandon Heath Bobo, Sr.

Brandon Heath Bobo, Sr. of Millfield, died unexpectedly Friday evening, January 18, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Friday, January 18,2013
Obituaries

Debra Lee

Debra Lee, 57, of Chauncey, died Thursday, January 17, 2013 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.
Thursday, January 17,2013
Obituaries

Thomas R. Hutchison

Thomas R. Hutchison, 76, of Athens, died Thursday morning, January 17, 2013 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born January 31, 1936 in Nelsonville, he was the son of the late Henry and Lillian Myrle Donley Hutchison.
Wednesday, January 16,2013
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Milford C. Wyant

Milford C. Wyant, 70, Albany, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 13, 2012, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Born March 17, 1942, in Ravenswood, WV., he was the son of the late Milford and Elsie Zaugg Wyant. He was employed in the oil and gas industry over 45 years.

Wednesday, January 16,2013
Obituaries

Deborah Schumacher Lewis

Deborah Schumacher Lewis, 62, of Dyesville Road, Meigs County, passed away January 15, 2013 at the residence of her mother after losing her battle with leukemia.

She was born May 28, 1950 in Delaware, Ohio, the daughter of Dale Edward and Beverly Cochran Schumacher, both of Dover, Ohio. Debbie and her husband Donald Keith Lewis of Michigan and Meigs County have been together for thirty-one years
Wednesday, January 9,2013
Obituaries

Orlene Ruth Saylor

Orlene Ruth Saylor, 59, of Guysville, died late Monday evening, January 7, 2013 at Lancia Villa Royale in Steubenville.
Tuesday, January 8,2013
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Emery E. Coen

Emery E. Coen, 95, of Athens, passed away January 6, 2013 at The Laurels of Athens. Born February 14, 1917 in Athens Co., he was the son of the late Siegel and Tracie Chapman Coen.

Monday, January 7,2013
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Dortha M. Buck

Dortha M. Buck, 88, of Athens, died Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Ohio State University Medical Center.
Monday, December 31,2012
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Evelyn Erwin

Evelyn Erwin, 85, of The Plains, went to be with the Lord in her sleep, Saturday morning, December, 29, 2012.

She was born October 20, 1927 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Clark and Elsie Hardy Williams. She was a member of the The Plains VFW Post 7174 Ladies Auxiliary.
Monday, December 31,2012
Obituaries

Duane B. Schneider,

Duane B. Schneider, of Yarmouth Port, MA, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at The Terraces Orleans after a long bout with Lewy Body, a degenerative neurological disease. He was 75.
Monday, December 31,2012
Obituaries

Elizabeth Mary Collins

Elizabeth Mary Collins, infant daughter of Trish Ann Rannow Collins and Brant Collins of Glouster, passed away, Wednesday morning, December 26, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.
Monday, December 31,2012
Obituaries

Freda D. Swearingen

Freda D. Swearingen, 89, of Athens, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born April 10, 1923 in Athens she was the daughter of the late Freed Doty and Laura Brooks Doty Smedley and her step-father the late Arthur Smedley.
Thursday, December 27,2012
Obituaries

George Conrad Rowley Jr.

George Conrad Rowley Jr., 57, Athens, passed away December 25, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at his residence after having strokes and lung cancer.
Thursday, December 27,2012
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Marie E. McKnight,

Marie E. McKnight, 91, of Athens died December 25, 2012. Born September 18, 1921 in Greenbrier Co., West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Glen and Georgie Yates Ervin.
Thursday, December 27,2012
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Rodney L. Hart

Rodney L. Hart, 51, of Athens, died December 23, 2012 at his home. Born January 17, 1961 in Ogden, Utah, he is the son of Fred Hart of New Martinsville, WV and the late Miep W. Van Hattem Hart.
Thursday, December 27,2012
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Edith M. Gilkey

Edith M. Gilkey, of Albany, 82, passed away December 22, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She had been in ill health for the past year
Friday, December 21,2012
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Richard E. "Rich" Perry

Richard E. "Rich" Perry, 79, of Athens, died Thursday evening, December 20, 2012 at his home. Born July 22, 1933 in Athens, he was the son of the late Margaret Carsey Bolin and his grandparents, the late Frank and Goldie Carsey
Friday, December 21,2012
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Marguerite V. O'Brien

Marguerite V. O'Brien, 90, formerly of Shade, died Wednesday, December 19, 2012, in Paradise Valley, AZ.
Wednesday, December 19,2012
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Vera K. Heady

Vera K. Heady, 88, of Athens, died late Tuesday evening, December 18, 2012 at her home.

Born December 31, 1923 in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Dorothy Luskevich Kosita.

Wednesday, December 19,2012
Obituaries

Eric Jennings

Eric Jennings, a locally renowned sports journalist and mental health care advocate, died in the early hours of Wednesday, December 12 after a fall near his home in Athens. He was 50.
Wednesday, December 19,2012
Obituaries

Byron E. "Bud" Cartwright

Byron E. "Bud" Cartwright, 64, of Lexington, S.C., formerly of Glouster died Monday evening, December 17, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood, KY. Born July 6, 1948 in Athens, he was the son of the late Ernest Edgar E. and Ethel L. Markins Cartwright.
Tuesday, December 18,2012
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Ronald Lee Whitaker

Ronald Lee Whitaker, 74, of Athens, died Friday morning, December 14, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born June 12, 1938 in New Boston, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Abbie "Alma" Stone Whitaker.
Monday, December 10,2012
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Dale S. Kulchar

Dale S. Kulchar, 62, of Athens, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning, December 8, 2012 at his home. Born June 27, 1950 in Lorain, he was the son of the late John J. and Elizabeth Sarkany Kulchar.

Friday, December 7,2012
Obituaries

Michael Jack

Michael W. "Big Mike" Jack, 41, of Athens, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at his home. Born July 21, 1971 in Athens, he is the son of Wayne and Carma Erwin Jack of Athens.
Monday, December 3,2012
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Gary R. Jarvis

Gary R. Jarvis, 63, of Guysville died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
Monday, December 3,2012
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Bernice F. Simpson

Bernice F. Simpson, 97, of Celina, OH passed away December 01, 2012.

Bernice was a 1934 Stivers High School graduate who retired from General Motors after 20 years of service. She loved traveling and telling jokes.

Monday, December 3,2012
Obituaries

Shelton G. Schall

Shelton G. Schall, 43, of Belpre, formerly of Guysville, died November 26, 2012 at the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. Born March 25, 1969 in Gainesville, Fla., he was the son of Shirley E. Richardson Schall of Guysville and the late Thomas H. Schall. He was construction worker and worked with the Salvation Army.
Monday, December 3,2012
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Charles L. LaHugh

Charles L. LaHugh, 81, of New Marshfield, passed away November 30, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born in Chauncey on April 20, 1931, he was the son of the late Samuel and Della Cullison LaHugh.
Wednesday, November 28,2012
Obituaries

Ethel D. Morrison-Wrinkle

Ethel D. Morrison-Wrinkle, 83, Albany, passed away November 27, 2012, atRussell's Nursing Home.

She was born June 6, 1929, in Zaleski, the daughter of the late Earl W. and Gladys Biggs Hoyd. She was a homemaker.
Monday, November 26,2012
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Vearle Wendell Shafer

Vearle Wendell Shafer, 85, of Logansport, Indiana, formerly of Athens, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012 at his home. Born February 7, 1927 in Athens, he was the son of the late Thearle W. and Orpha I. Bean Shafer.
Monday, November 26,2012
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Charles Larry Ennis

Charles Larry Ennis, 68, of Rio Grande, formerly of Albany, passed away Friday November 23, 2012, at Holzer Medical Center.
Monday, November 26,2012
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Norma Lee Greene

Norma Lee Greene, 84, of Albany, went to be with the Lord on  November 21, 2012, at the Convillarium of Indian Run, in Dublin, Ohio after a brief illiness. She had been a resident at the Emerald Crossing Assisted Living in Dublin, Ohio.
Monday, November 26,2012
Obituaries

Randall Allen 'Catfish' Hamilton

Randall Allen "Catfish" Hamilton, 52, of New Marshfield, passed away early Saturday morning, November 24, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born October 13, 1960 in Seymour, Indiana, he was the son of the late Ralph Hamilton, Sr. and Frances E. Terry Hamilton Corbin. He loved his family and adored his grandchildren.

Monday, November 26,2012
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Patty Ann Zimmerman

Patty Ann Zimmerman, 75, of Athens, went to be with the Lord on November 21, 2012 at The Laurels of Athens. Born July 8, 1937 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Fred F. and Pansy M. McMasters Heavener.
Monday, November 19,2012
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Virginia L. Moritz

Virginia L. Moritz, 75, Athens, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012, at The Laurels of Athens.

Monday, November 19,2012
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Helen E. Jackson

Helen E. Jackson, 91, of The Plains, died late Saturday evening, November 17, 2012 at Holzer Assisted Living in Jackson.
Monday, November 19,2012
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Salvatore Milazzo

Salvatore C. Milazzo, 91, of Athens died early Thursday morning, November 15, 2012 at his home. Born July 21, 1921 in Manhattan, New York, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Mary Maneri Milazzo.
Monday, November 19,2012
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Betty J. Martin

Betty J. Martin, 85, of Athens, died Thursday evening, November 15, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born February 3, 1927 in Morristown, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Kathern L. Clarey Hughes. A 1945 graduate of Murray City High School, she was formerly employed at McBee Systems of Athens.
Friday, November 16,2012
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Candido Wilder

Candido "Dino" Wilder, 43, of New England, died Tuesday afternoon at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born February 6, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Buster Lamar Adams and Betty Jean Cochran Wilder.
Friday, November 16,2012
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Wilbur A. Dailey

Wilbur A. Dailey, 83, of Albany, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012, at Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth.
Thursday, November 15,2012
Obituaries

Charlie Brozak

Charlie Brozak, 76, of New England, passed away at his residence Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Born October 10, 1936 in Canaanville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Andy and Mary Lesko Brozak. Charlie was a 1955 graduate of Rome-Canaan High School and a US Navy veteran. He married his wife Sondra Price in November of 1960. He had three sons and one daughter and was a construction laborer most of his adult life.
Thursday, November 15,2012
Obituaries

Terri Chambers

Terri Dawn Chambers, 53, of Athens, died early Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens, following a brief illness. She was born December 5, 1958 in Athens, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Donald E. and Rose M. Dailey Chambers.
Monday, November 12,2012
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Betty Summers

Betty Marie Summers, age 88, of Athens, died Saturday afternoon, November 10, 2012 at her home. Born May 18, 1924 in Columbus (where her mother was visiting relatives), she was the daughter of the late Harvey S. and Madge Wilson Douglas, formerly of Athens.
Monday, November 12,2012
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Pamela Rypma

Pamela Rypma, age 56, of The Plains, died Saturday morning, November 10, 2012 at The Laurels of Athens. Born January 1, 1956 in Athens, she was the daughter of Norma J. McAllister Rypma of The Plains, and the late Dr. Richard B. Rypma.
Monday, November 12,2012
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Joan Rae Hysell

Early on the morning of November 11, 2012, Joan Rae Hysell passed away at Kimes Nursing Home, following an extended illness, with her daughter Cheri at her side. She was 76.
Monday, November 12,2012
Obituaries

James A. Mowery Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held for James A. Mowery, age 66 of Athens, on Saturday, November 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 64 University Terrace, Athens with Rev. Kathrin Foster officiating.
Thursday, November 8,2012
Obituaries

Barbara Ellen Lowe

Barbara Ellen Lowe, 80, of The Plains, died Sunday morning, November 4, 2012 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born February 23, 1932 in Mechanicsburg area of Athens, she was the daughter of the late John Mathew and Sarah Ina Pierce Lowe.
Thursday, November 8,2012
Obituaries

Patricia Stover

Patricia Stover, 71, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, November 7, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Tuesday, November 6,2012
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Peggy J. Carpenter

Peggy J. Carpenter, 89, of Amesville, died early Thursday morning, November 1, 2012 at The Laurels of Athens. Born October 22, 1923 in Ames Township, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mildred Zarley.
Monday, November 5,2012
Obituaries

Carl E. Davis

Carl E. Davis, 86, of Chillicothe, formerly of Glouster, died September 21, 2012, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, following an extended illness.
Thursday, November 1,2012
Obituaries

Gary L. Dowler

Gary "Jug" L. Dowler, 65, passed away from an extended illness on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the home of his sister in Chauncey surrounded by family and friends. Born on April 10, 1947 to Fred A. Dowler Jr. and Betty L. Ator Hatch of The Plains.
Wednesday, October 31,2012
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Beulah Boots Potts

Beulah "Boots" Potts, 88, of Chauncey, died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Kobacker House in Columbus.

Born February 24, 1924 in Chauncey, and was the daughter of the late Homer and Violet Fink Shields.

Tuesday, October 30,2012
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Dr. Roger Meyer Shelor

Dr. Roger Meyer Shelor, 60, died at the OSU Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday, October 29, 2012 due to complications from cancer. Roger will be especially remembered for his strong faith, love of serving others, quick wit, compassionate teaching, and love of experiencing the world that God has made.
Tuesday, October 30,2012
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Donald W. Bulow

Donald W. Bulow, 57, of Athens, passed away Monday, October 29, 2012 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center. Born July 19, 1955, in Washington D.C. he was the son of Dorothy Wood Bulow and the late William Bulow. He was employed by the Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services.
Wednesday, October 24,2012
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Joseph E. Stage

J Joseph Elmer Stage, Sr., 65, of Wooster, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in Cleveland. Born December 14, 1946 in Athens, he was the son of the late Elmer and Gladys Norris Stage.
Tuesday, October 23,2012
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Nida M. McClure

Nida M. McClure, 85, Albany, went home to be with her Lord, Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Russell Nursing Home. She was born January 10, 1927, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late Wardie E. and Monnie Harrison Boggess.
Monday, October 22,2012
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Virginia D. West

Virginia D. West, 82, Albany, went home to be with the Lord,  Saturday October 20, 2012, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born in Glouster on February 13, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Bessie Grover Wade.

Monday, October 22,2012
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Virginia Bell Hedges

Virginia Lee Bell Hedges died peacefully holding the hands of her family at Hickory Creek Nursing Center on Wednesday, October 22, 2012 at the age of 83. Born March 12, 1929 she was the daughter of Edith Rosamond Fout Bell and Eric Franklin Bell in Columbus, Ohio.
Monday, October 22,2012
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James A. Mowery

James "Jim" A. Mowery, 66, of Athens, died October 19, 2012 from complications of Multiple Sclerosis at the Veterans Nursing Home, Chillicothe. He was born on December 24, 1945 in Lancaster, Ohio.
Monday, October 22,2012
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Ashley Brooke Whitlatch

Ashley Brooke Whitlatch, 34, of Athens, went to be with the Lord Friday, October 19, 2012. She died at home peacefully surrounded by her family members. Born September 21, 1978 in Athens, she was the daughter of Gloria Whitlatch and the late William Whitlatch.
Monday, October 15,2012
Obituaries

Donald George Christman

Donald George Christman, 67, of Albany, passed away peacefully at home, Saturday, October 13, 2012 surrounded by family after a battle with cancer. Born in Newark, Ohio, January 1, 1945, to George and Blanche Christman, Don was a man of great faith, integrity, humor and compassion.

Friday, October 12,2012
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Alice Louise Orcutt Lee

Alice Louise Orcutt Lee, 97, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, October 10, 2012 at Russell Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Albany. Born October 11, 1914 in Coesse, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late William and Laura Belle Egolf Judd.
Thursday, October 11,2012
Obituaries

Brian Perry

Brian Perry, 46, of Dundas, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 11, 2012, at his residence.
Wednesday, October 10,2012
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Estella Mae Richardson

Estella Mae Richardson, 89, of Athens, died Monday, October 8, 2012 at Altercare in Canal Winchester. Born May 1, 1923 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late John and Myrtle Cromwell Taylor.
Tuesday, October 9,2012
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Eugene E. Craig

Eugene E. Craig of Littlestown, PA, died peacefully in his home on October 6, 2012 at the age of 91. Born in Bartlett, Ohio on November 15, 1920, he was predeceased by parents Leah Boggs Craig and Clarence Craig, siblings Pauline Hallowel , Gail Elliot, Margaret Nichols, Byron Craig, Dana Craig and Clarence "Boy" Craig, and daughter Rebecca McCluskey Webb.
Monday, October 8,2012
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Norma Jean Riggle

Norma Jean Riggle, 81, of Athens, died Saturday afternoon, October 6, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born December14, 1930 in Athens she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Aileen Henderson Kyle.
Monday, October 8,2012
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Anna Mae Dunphy

Anna Mae Dunphy, 87, of Athens, died Saturday morning, October 6, 2012 at her home. Born August 23, 1925 in Warren, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Maurice J. and Edith O'Conner Cashman.
Friday, October 5,2012
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Rosemarie 'Puzz' Linscott

On October 4, 2012, Puzz Linscott peacefully passed away in her home at the age of 76 with her family around her.
Wednesday, October 3,2012
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William D. Baasel

William D. Baasel, 80, of Athens passed away on September 26, 2012 at Regency Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Born March 18, 1932 in Chicago IL. he was the son of the late William August and Hellen Ella Baasel.
Tuesday, October 2,2012
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Sherman E. Schall, Sr.

Sherman E. Schall, Sr. died Friday, September 28, 2012 at his home. Born March 7, 1936 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Phillip and Bessie Tippie Schall. He was a longtime Athens County resident.
Tuesday, October 2,2012
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Gerald W. Phillips

Gerald W. "Fox" Phillips, 82, of Athens, died Monday afternoon, October 1, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born May 14, 1930 in Stewart, he was the son of the late William James and Freda Young Phillips.
Monday, October 1,2012
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Larry Eugene King

Larry Eugene King, 68, of Pratts Fork, Ohio passed away peacefully on September 30, 2012 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus. He was born July 10, 1944 in Athens, the youngest child of the late Gerald P. and Mabel E. (Dixon) King.
Monday, October 1,2012
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Wilhelmine Anna Pfister Hamlin

Wilhelmine Anna Pfister Hamlin, 82, of The Plains went to be with the Lord on Saturday September 29th, 2012. She was the wife of the late Clinton Hamlin and has now been re-united with him for all eternity.
Monday, October 1,2012
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Hazel L. Ewing

Hazel L. Ewing, 80, of The Plains, died Friday morning, September 28, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born November 11, 1931 in Harrisonville, she was the daughter of the late Pearlie and Retha Kindell Rupe.
Monday, September 24,2012
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Raymond A. Lehlbach

Raymond A. Lehlbach, 92, of Athens, died early Sunday morning, September 23, 2012 at The Lindley Inn. Born December 14, 1919 in Cleveland, he was the son of the late John and Hilda Spoerke Lehlbach.
Monday, September 24,2012
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Gregory E. Lowry

Gregory E. "Greg" Lowry, 53, of New Marshfield, died suddenly Friday evening, September 21, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born February 7, 1959 in Athens, he is the son of Sue Howson Lowry of New Marshfield and Bud Lowry of New Marshfield.
Thursday, September 20,2012
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Joseph H. Agranoff

Joseph H. Agranoff, 91, of Athens, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 19, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

He was born December 4, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York and was the son of the late Samuel and Anna Plotkin Agranoff.

Thursday, September 20,2012
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Virgil Munn

Virgil Munn, 85, of Millfield, died Wednesday afternoon, September 19, 2012 at his home. Born June 12, 1927 in Pleasanthill area of Athens County, he was the son of the late Otis "Ot" Jack and Rebecca Jane Bolin Munn.
Wednesday, September 19,2012
Obituaries

Catherine Brown Memorial Service

A memorial service for Catherine Brown Ph.D will be held Friday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 242 for Baker Center on the Ohio University Campus.
Tuesday, September 18,2012
Obituaries

James L. Trader

James L. Trader, 63, Albany, passed away Tuesday September 18, 2012, at Holzer Medical Center. Born August 10, 1949, in Grafton, WV. he was the son of the late Elmer G. and Nellie F. Pratt Trader.
Tuesday, September 18,2012
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Harold Vincent Kessler

Harold Vincent Kessler, 89, formerly of Athens, passed away September 17, 2012 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born March 12, 1923 in Logan, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Florence Weiss Kessler.
Tuesday, September 18,2012
Obituaries

Constance Gay Miller Halbe Stevens

Constance Gay Miller Halbe Stevens, 74, a lover of life who brought joy, laughter and thoughtful dialogue to everyone she met, has gone on to the next adventure. She left this life September 13 in her home.
Monday, September 17,2012
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Howard I. Shull

Howard I. Shull, 95, formerly of Athens, died Thursday September 13, 2012 in Weimar, Texas. Born January 14, 1917 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, he was the son of the late Peter and Nettie Swaim Shull.
Monday, September 17,2012
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Thelma Rose Scott

Thelma Rose Scott, 91, of Albany, passed away Saturday September 15, 2012, at Grant Medical Center.

She was born May 10, 1921, in Athens, the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth Sharp Carsey. She was a homemaker and had
worked at Ambassador Laundry.
Monday, September 17,2012
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Joe B. Pedigo

Joe B. Pedigo, 76, of Shade, passed away Monday morning, September 17, 2012, the two year anniversary of his daughter Judy passing away, at his home.

Born July 12, 1936 in Nelsonville, he was the son of the late John and Eloise Hooper Pedigo.
Monday, September 17,2012
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John Collier Hagerty

John Collier Hagerty, 65, of Athens, died Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at his home. Born November 23, 1946 in Washington Court House, he is the son of the late Jack Maurice Hagerty and Virginia Collier Hagerty.
Monday, September 17,2012
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Phillip L. Erwin

Phillip L. Erwin, 59, of Albany, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012, at O'Bleness Hospital emergency room. He was born on August 15, 1953, in Athens, the son of Evelyn Williams Erwin, and the late Donald Francis Erwin.
Monday, September 10,2012
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Michael Wayne Yoho

Michael Wayne "Mike" Yoho, 48, died Friday, September 7, 2012 at Grant Medical Center Columbus. Born July 24, 1964 in Athens, he was the son of Carrie Yoho Dowler of Miamisburg and the late Donald E. Yoho.
Friday, September 7,2012
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Elaine Hiller

Elaine (Domrose) Hiller, age 89, of Athens, died Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at the home of her daughter, Linda Hiller, in Athens. Born August 1, 1923 in Chicago, Ill. she was the daughter of the late Albert and Caroline (Worch) Domrose. She had been a five-year resident of Athens at the time of her death.
Friday, September 7,2012
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Thomas J. Barnet

Thomas J. Barnet, age 67, of Millfield, passed away Tuesday morning, September 4, 2012 at O'Bleness Hospital after a struggle with cancer. He was born March 4, 1945 in Los Angeles, California. He was the son of the late Kathryn and James Barnet.
Friday, September 7,2012
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Clinton David Bradberry

Clinton David "Clint" Bradberry, 20, of Athens, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 5, 2012. Born November 14, 1991 in Griffin, Georgia, he is the son of Amy Hall Yanity, stepfather John Yanity of Athens, and David M. Bradberry of Barnesville, Ga.
Thursday, September 6,2012
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Michael T. Hoffman

Michael T. Hoffman, 52, of Nelsonville, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 1, 2012.

Born July 26, 1960 in Nelsonville, he was the son of Gerald Thomas Hoffman of Nelsonville and the late Dianne Carol Goebl.
Wednesday, September 5,2012
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Mary L. Dalton

Mary L. Dalton, 105, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, September 5, 2012 at her home.

Born August 29, 1907 in Cutler, she was the daughter of the late Jess and Betsy Kennedy Lucas.
Tuesday, September 4,2012
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Richard McFarland, Ph.D., P.E.

Richard McFarland, Ph.D., P.E., 83, of Athens, died Monday evening, September 3, 2012 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Athens. He was a renowned researcher and pilot who made significant contributions to the field of aviation safety. His work with Instrument Landing Systems has been used in airports throughout the United States.
Tuesday, September 4,2012
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Josephine Dye Johnson

Josephine Dye "Jo" Johnson, 98, of Athens, died Friday morning, August 31, 2012 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born October 3, 1913 in Manchester Township, Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Hazel C. Elliott Garvin Albright, her step-father Andrew Albright and her father James D. Garvin.
Monday, August 27,2012
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Helen Irene Elliott Semingson

Helen Irene Elliott Semingson, 87, of Mesa, Arizona, died August 20, 2012 at her home on Smoke Rise Ranch near Glouster, Ohio. Born March 27, 1925 in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, she was the daughter of the late John "Jack" and Margaret Burner Elliott.
Monday, August 27,2012
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Robert Norris Conant

Robert Norris Conant, 45, of Athens, died Friday evening, August 24, 2012 at his home. Born August 30, 1966 in Atlanta, Ga., he is the son of the late Nancy L. Pritchard Conant and E.M. Conant, Jr. and his step mother Ann Conant of Lithopolis.
Monday, August 27,2012
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Jean C. Vercoe

Jean C. Vercoe, 84, of Athens, died Friday evening, August 24, 2012 at Russell Nursing Home, Albany. Born May 9, 1928 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Frances P. Rodehaver Vercoe.
Monday, August 27,2012
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Beverly J. Parsons

Beverly J. Parsons, 75, of The Plains, died Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Ohio State University Medical Center. Born March 18, 1937 in Coshocton, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Edith Mae Garrett Hutchison. She attended Grace Christian Center.
Thursday, August 23,2012
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Judith M. Ross

Judith M. Ross, 79, Athens, passed away at her home on Wednesday August 22, 2012. She was born March 30, 1933, in Nelsonville, the daughter of the late Jesse Rosser and Beatrice Gathers Rosser Hitchings.
Monday, August 20,2012
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Fredrick J. McQuade

Fredrick J. McQuade, 75, Nelsonville, passed away Saturday August 18, 2012, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born October 23, 1936, in Deloit, Wisconsin, he was the son of the late William and Mabell Phillips McQuade. He was a army veteran and a retired sheet metal worker.
Monday, August 20,2012
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Phillip Eugene Goldsberry

Phillip Eugene Goldsberry, 79, of Athens, passed away August, 13th at home in the presence of his loving wife, extended family and the staff of FairHope Hospice after a short battle with Mesothelioma.
Monday, August 20,2012
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Kathryn Hess Sager

Kathryn Hess Sager, 85, of Athens, passed away at her home Tuesday Afternoon August 14, 2012.

Born February 8, 1927, in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Robert Comstock Hess and Letha Irene Beasley.

Monday, August 20,2012
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June M. Clark

June M. Clark, 83, of Chauncey, died Friday evening, August 17, 2012 at Doctor's Hospital Nelsonville. Born May 7, 1929 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Emmett "Curly" and Aurie "Ma" Parker French.
Monday, August 20,2012
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Skyler Sycks

Skyler Sycks, 12, Albany, died at the Pickering House in Lancaster Saturday, August 18, 2012.

Skyler was born December 16, 1999 in Athens, he is the son of Jeremy Lane and Marenda Renee Sycks of Albany. Skyler was a 6th grade student at Alexander Elementary School.
Tuesday, August 14,2012
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Adeline Num Soon Kim Gura

Adeline Num Soon Kim Gura, 85 of Athens, died Monday night, August 13, 2012 at Willow Haven Nursing Home in Zanesville.

Monday, August 13,2012
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Paul E. Stanley

Paul E. Stanley, 86, Albany, went home to be with the Lord at his residence with family and loved ones by his side on Sunday, August 12, 2012.
Monday, August 13,2012
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Irene Marie Sinclair

Irene Marie Sinclair, 66, of Athens, OH passed away Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at her residence.

She was born June 25, 1947 in Glouster, OH daughter of the late Raymond and Lillian Graham Nott. She was retired from Ohio University, a member of the Athens United Methodist Church and a member of Ohio University Alumni.
Wednesday, August 8,2012
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Pearl D. Guillard

Pearl D. Guillard, 59, of Athens, died Tuesday morning, August 7, 2012. Born April 26, 1953 in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late James and Pearl Bell Landers.
Monday, August 6,2012
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Patsy C. "Pat" Hughes

Patsy C. "Pat" Hughes, 69, of The Plains, died Saturday morning, August 4, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born August 6, 1942 in Carmi, White Co., Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Doris Hutchcraft Upton.
Monday, August 6,2012
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Florence Evelyn Goldsberry

Florence Evelyn Goldsberry, 91, of Athens, passed away on July 30, 2012, at the Laurels of Athens after an extended illness.

Evelyn was born on January 17, 1921 at her family home located in Bedford Township, Meigs County, Ohio.

Wednesday, August 1,2012
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Harriett Ann "Dixie" Dicken Dinsmoor

Harriett Ann "Dixie" Dicken Dinsmoor, 89, of New Marshfield, died Tuesday afternoon, July 31, 2012 at The Lindley Inn, Athens. Born November 12, 1922 in New Marshfield, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Naomi "Annie" Barber Dicken.
Monday, July 30,2012
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Evelyn Williams

Evelyn Williams, 98, of Athens, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012 at The Laurels of Athens.

Originally from Lakeview, Van Wert and Black Lake in Onaway, Michigan, she is survived by her daughter, Joyce (Phil) Richardson, and her son, Don (Mary Jo) Williams.

Monday, July 30,2012
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Philip A. Ley

Philip A. Ley, 52, of Albany, died early Wednesday morning, July 25, 2012, at his home in Albany. Born April 15, 1960 in Nelsonville, he was the son of Barbara DeBord Ley of Chauncey and the late John B. "Jack" Ley.
Monday, July 30,2012
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Harold H. McKibben

Harold H. McKibben, 85, of The Plains, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Born March 2, 1927 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Carl and Iva Darrington McKibben. He was formerly employed with Fairmont Foods for 20 years, and retired from Ohio University, where he worked as a groundskeeper. He was also a US Army Veteran of the Korean War.

Monday, July 30,2012
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Kenneth Devern Dains

Kenneth Devern Dains, 60, of Chauncey, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at The Laurels of Athens.

Born July 11, 1952 in Nelsonville, he was the son of the late Kenneth Harold and Nancy Lucille Decker.

Thursday, July 26,2012
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Dr. Ray Skinner

Dr. Ray Skinner, 86, of Athens , passed away at Riverside Hospital in Columbus on Sunday, July 15, 2012. He was born on April 21, 1926 in Junction City, Ohio, the son of Ray Skinner, Sr. and Naomi T. Edgerly Skinner.
Monday, December 19,2011
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Davis S. Greene

Davis S. Greene, 87, Albany, died Saturday, December 17, 2011, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born November 29, 1924,in Albany, he was the son of the late Edward H. and Elizabeth Fogelsong Greene.
Wednesday, July 18,2012
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Sarah M. Deardorff

Sarah M. Deardorff, 97, of Athens, Ohio died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Sarah was born on September 23, 1914 on Sugar Creek in Athens County. She was the daughter of the late George W. and Mercia Root Munn.
Tuesday, July 17,2012
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Robert D. Hawk

Robert D. Hawk, 68 of Guysville, died Tuesday morning, July 17, 2012 at The Laurels of Athens.

Born December 29, 1943 in Guysville, he was the son of Helen E. Patton Hawk of Stewart and the late Robert H. Hawk.
Tuesday, July 17,2012
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Dr. Kenneth Richard Halliday

Dr. Kenneth Richard Halliday, PhD of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, passed away on July 16, 2012 after a long illness. He was 65 years old.
Monday, July 16,2012
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Frances Katherine Slatcher

Frances Katherine Slatcher, 97, of Canaanville, died Monday morning, July 16, 2012 at Russell's Rehabilitation and Nursing in Albany.

Monday, July 16,2012
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William E. Drake

William E. "Bill" Drake, 75, Albany, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born May 3, 1937, in Bucthel, he was the son of the late John Westley "Tip" and Lillian Russell Drake.
Thursday, July 12,2012
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Claudine O'Mara Steppe Rutter

Claudine O'Mara Steppe Rutter, 87, of Gainesville, Florida, passed over gracefully, peacefully and with dignity on July 11th, 2012 of natural causes.

She was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on April 6, 1925. She was the daughter of Claude L. and Blanche E. Steppe. She graduated from Athens High School in 1943 and married Robert Basil Rutter on August 28th the same year.

Thursday, July 12,2012
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Myra L. Robinson

Myra L. Robinson, 61, of Shade, died Wednesday morning, July 11, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born April 6, 1951 in Athens Co., she is the daughter of Donna Holsinger Webb of Albany and the late Robert E. Webb.
Monday, July 9,2012
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Paul D. Sherman

Paul D. Sherman, 77, of New Marshfield, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012, at O.S.U. Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. He was born January 29, 1935, in Athens, the son of the late Charles and Edith Liggett Sherman.
Monday, July 9,2012
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Bonita Finder

Bonita Finder, 76, formerly of Millfield, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at her home in Flushing, Michigan. Born December 16, 1935 in Millfield, she was the daughter of the late Orris and Maxine Dusz Boudinot
Monday, July 9,2012
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Andrew John Chonko

Andrew John Chonko, 78, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, July 4, 2012 at Laurels of Athens. Born August 26, 1933 in Cleveland, he was the son of the late Andrew A. and Agnes Katheryn Roth Chonko.
Monday, July 9,2012
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Catherine 'Kay' Bernosky

Catherine "Kay" Bernosky, 83, of Athens, died Monday evening, July 2, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born September 21, 1928 in Cadiz, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Bertz Kozel.

Monday, July 9,2012
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Violet June Jones

Violet June Jones, 80, passed away Friday June 22, 2012 after a long illness and short hospital stay. Born July 6, 1931, in Fairborn, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Elza Marshall and Ottie Ethel Lovejoy McComas.

Thursday, June 21,2012
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Debra L. Phillips

Debra L. Phillips, 55, of Nelsonville, died Thursday morning, June 21, 2012 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center. Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home

Wednesday, June 20,2012
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Hilda Irene Kasler

Hilda Irene Kasler, 97, of Millfield, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born August 8, 1914 in Columbus, she was the daughter of the late William Albert and Jessie Gillette Clester.
Monday, June 18,2012
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Doris R. Carpenter

Doris R. Carpenter, 83, of New Marshfield, died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Born December 18, 1928 in New Marshfield and was the daughter of the late Charles and Edith Liggett Sherman.

Thursday, June 14,2012
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Beth Ann Bancroft McKenzie

Beth Ann (Bancroft) McKenzie, of Athens, died peacefully June 12, 2012,  surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Berea, Ohio, July 26, 1964, the daughter of Charles R. and Mary Ellen Sharick Bancroft, of North Royalton, Ohio.

Tuesday, June 12,2012
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Sondra Lee Rebottini

Sondra Lee Rebottini, 63, of Athens, died Saturday, June 9, 2012 at her home.
Born June 27, 1948 in Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Eleanor E. Zuback Rebottini.

Tuesday, June 12,2012
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Charles Thompson

Charles R. "Shake" Thompson, 74, formerly of The Plains, died Sunday morning, June 10, 2012, at Villa Angela Nursing Home in Columbus after a long illness. Born December 19, 1937 in The Plains, he was the son of the late Herbert and Emma Thompson.
Monday, June 11,2012
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Gene Parker French

Gene Parker French, 88, of Athens, died Sunday afternoon, June 10, 2012 at his home. Born April 20, 1924 in Athens, he was the son of the late Emmett A. "Curly" French and Ora H. "Ma" Parker French.
Monday, June 11,2012
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Lucille Madge Salyers

Lucille Madge Salyers, 87, of Stewart, OH, died at her home on Wednesday, June 6. She was born in Clover, WV on January 15, 1925, to the late John C. and Hettie M. Holland Matheny.
Monday, June 11,2012
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Nora- Jean Parsons Spriggs

Nora-Jean Parsons Spriggs, 73, of Belpre, died on Friday, June 8 atat Camden Clark Medical Center – St. Joseph Campus. She was born in Guysville, OH on February 13, 1939 to the late Herbert and Mary Ann Dalton Parsons.
Monday, June 11,2012
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Thomas 'Tom' Kyle

Thomas "Tom" Kyle, 72, of Stewart, died Thursday morning, June 7, 2012 at O.S.U. Ross Heart Hospital, Columbus. Born August 7, 1939 in Athens, he was the son of the late Gerald M. "Pinky" and Mona McKinley Kyle.
Thursday, June 7,2012
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Vern Samuel 'Sam' Parsons

Vern Samuel "Sam" Parsons, 75, of Guysville, died Thursday morning, June 7, 2012, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born March 30, 1937, in Stewart, he was the son of the late Vern Wilford an
Thursday, June 7,2012
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Robert E. Landrum

Robert E. Landrum, 69, of Shade, died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at his home.

Born January 19, 1943 in Springfield, he was the son of Mary M. Longfellow Doty of Granview and Orlando, Florida and the late Merrill E. Landrum.

Thursday, May 31,2012
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Georgia Maybelle Dowler

Georgia Maybelle Dowler, 93, of New Marshfield passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born February 27, 1919 in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Harry R. and Hazel Arnold Dodd.
Thursday, May 31,2012
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Betty Jane Hayhurst

Betty Jane Hayhurst, 89, of Athens, went home to be with her Lord on May 31, 2012 at The Lindley Inn. Born August 10, 1922 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Charles B. and Stella M. Thomasson Chandler.
Wednesday, May 30,2012
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Kevin L. 'Hoss' Brown

Kevin L. "Hoss" Brown, 45, of The Plains, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at his home after a three-month battle with cancer. Born November 28, 1966 in Athens, he was the son of the late Beverly Pinkerton McCune.
Tuesday, May 29,2012
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Emogene Yeager-Coen

Emogene Yeager-Coen, 90, of Athens, died Tuesday morning, May 29, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Born October 4, 1921 in Point Pleasant, WV, she was the daughter of the late Curt and Zora Yeager.

Tuesday, May 29,2012
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Rebecca Lynn Wise Cooper

Rebecca Lynn Wise Cooper, 52, of Athens, passed away Saturday morning, May 26, 2012 at her home. Born March 7, 1960 in Athens County, she was the only daughter of the late Frances M. and Jack V. Wise of Athens. She was the granddaughter of the late Clara and Harold Wise, also of Athens.
Friday, May 25,2012
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Christopher S. Weibel

Christopher S. "Chris" Weibel, 53, of Guysville, Ohio died Thursday morning, May 24, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born November 1, 1958 in Sandusky, Ohio, he is the son of Herman and Phyllis Shaffer Weibel of Shiloh, Ohio.
Friday, May 25,2012
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Lelah Faye Wade

Lelah Faye Wade, 100, of Springfield, OR, formerly of Chauncey, died Monday, May 21, 2012 in Springfield.
Friday, May 25,2012
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Steve Fetsch

Steve Fetsch, 42, of Athens, Ohio passed away on May 22, 2012 at Grant Medical Center of Columbus.

Steve was a freelance video editor and web designer. He directed and/or co-produced award-winning documentaries, including "A Forest Returns," "Soul of the Woods," and "Ropewalk, A Cordage Engineer's Journey Through History."
Tuesday, May 22,2012
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Alice F. Donohoe

Alice F. Donohoe, 76, of Athens, passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at the home of her daughter, Ann Borrello in Johns Creek, GA after a brief illness.
Wednesday, May 16,2012
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David Alan Jones

David Alan Jones, 43, of Athens, died unexpectedly on May 14, 2012 at his home. Born March 26, 1969 in Athens, he was the son of Judith Jones of Pomeroy and Bill (Janet) Jones of Waynesville.
Monday, May 14,2012
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Paul C. Ley

Paul Charles Ley, age 86, of Athens, died Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Mill Run Gardens Care Center, Columbus. Born December 18, 1925 in Chauncey, he was the son of the late John Jacob & Opal Marie Syx Ley.

Monday, May 14,2012
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Patsy Barrington Memorial

Patsy Barrington passed away December 11, 2011 in Columbus. A Celebration of the Life will be held on May 19, 2012.

Thursday, May 10,2012
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John W. Collins

John W. Collins, 65, Albany, passed away May 9, 2012, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center. He was born December 22, 1946, in Athens, son of the late Donald and Louise Beal Collins. 
Thursday, May 10,2012
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Benjamin Sams, Sr

Benjamin Sams, Sr., 53, of Albany, passed away May 8, 2012, at Select Speciality Hospital in Columbus.
Tuesday, May 8,2012
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Candace 'Candy' J. Byron

Candace "Candy" J. Byron, 63, of Stewart, died Saturday evening, May 5, 2012 at Pickering House, Lancaster. Born January 5, 1949 in Athens, she was the daughter of Dorothy Russell Well of Guysville and the late Ralph Dean Well.
Monday, May 7,2012
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Keith Gibbs Staneart

Keith Gibbs Staneart, 90, Albany, departed this earth Saturday, May 5, 2012, at his residence.
Monday, May 7,2012
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Richard M. Bolin Sr.

Richard M. Bolin Sr., 45, Athens, passed away Saturday May 5, 2012, at his residence. Born April 7, 1967, in Athens, he was the son of Sharon Michael Bolin of Athens, and the late Robert Bolin Sr.
Monday, May 7,2012
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Barbara Lucille Cantrell

Barbara Lucille (Lahmon) Cantrell, 73, of Amesville, left this world to join her heavenly Father, Friday, May 4, 2012 in Amesville. Born September 26, 1938 in Licking County, she was the daughter of the late Edward William and Evalena May (Cramer) Lahmon.

Monday, May 7,2012
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Janice L. Barrows

Janice L. Barrows, of Albany, passed away Friday May 4, 2012, at Grant Medical Center. Born in Ogden, Utah, she was the daughter of the late Robert Brown and Emma Thompson Brown Peck.

Monday, May 7,2012
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Gary G. Williams

Gary G. Williams, age 64, of The Plains, died early Friday morning, May 4, 2012 at Pickering House, Lancaster. Born Sept. 21, 1947 in Columbus, he was the son of H. George Williams of The Plains and the late Ila Mae Jones Williams.
Monday, May 7,2012
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Genevieve F. Baker

Genevieve F. "Jenny" Baker, 91, of Athens, passed away Friday morning, May 4, 2012 at First Community Village in Columbus.
Wednesday, May 2,2012
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Frederick E. Gruttemeyer

Frederick E. Gruttemeyer, 89, of Dayton, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Hospice of Dayton. Born September 10, 1922 in Atlanta, Ga., he was the son of the late Fred E. and Mildred Loftin Gruttemeyer, Sr.
Wednesday, May 2,2012
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Thomas Morrison Burns

Thomas Morrison Burns died at the age of 74 after a year's struggle with cancer. He was the only child of the late Harry Morrison Burns and Clara Belle (Bailey) Burns. Tom was born and lived all his life in Athens Ohio. His ancestry dates back to The First Families of Athens County.
Friday, April 27,2012
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Lavona F. "Vo" Dotson

Lavona F. "Vo" Dotson, 88, of Athens, died early Friday morning, April 27, 2012, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born July 3, 1923 in Ashland, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Mable Florence Norris Bass.
Thursday, April 26,2012
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Evagene "Tiny" Adams Risley

Evagene "Tiny" Adams Risley, 89, of The Plains, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, April 26, 2012 at her home. Born March 14, 1923 in the Plains, she was the daughter of the late William and Dolly Eva Castle Stalder.
Wednesday, April 25,2012
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Jane Finsterwald Long

Jane Finsterwald Long, 87, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2012 at the Pomerado Hospital in Rancho Bernardo, CA. She was surrounded by her family and friends.
Monday, April 23,2012
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Mary B. Forbes

A memorial service for Mary B. Forbes, 84, of Athens, will be held Saturday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m. at the Airline Church of Christ, Albany, officiated by Willard Love, Minister.
Monday, April 23,2012
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Sandy K. Hunter

Sandy K. Hunter, 64, of New Marshfield, died Wednesday afternoon, April 18, 2012 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born March 13, 1948 in Richmond, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Dent C. and Bonnie J. Thompson Dailey.
Monday, April 23,2012
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Francisco J.T. Leon Guerrero

Francisco J.T. "Frank" Leon Guerrero, 71, of Athens, died April 10, 2012 at his home. Born August 26, 1940 in the U.S. Territory of Guam, he was the son of the late Segundo and Marie Torres Leon Guerrero. He was a resident of Athens since 2005.
Thursday, April 12,2012
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Wayne Rice

Wayne Rice, 75, of Albany, passed away April 11, 2012, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital emergency room.

He was born July 13, 1936, in Kentucky, the son of the late Mitchell and Mary Melissie Fannen Rice. He was a retired schoolbus driver for Alexander Local Schools.
Thursday, April 12,2012
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Ronald G. Williams

Ronald G. Williams, 74, of Athens, died of natural causes at his son's home in Pittsboro, North Carolina on April 7, 2012. Born in Athens on April 9, 1937, he was the son of Eudora Tucker Williams and the late Harry W. Williams.

An outstanding student and Hall of Fame athlete at Athens High School, he earned an academic scholarship to Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where he participated in various club activities and sports while maintaining his grades to keep his scholarship.

Wednesday, April 11,2012
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Gary A. Stocker

Gary A. Stocker, 67, of Amesville passed away Wednesday morning, April 11, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born June 11, 1944 in Coshocton, he was the son of the late Virgil Paul and Nora Marjorie Sharrock Stocker.

Monday, April 9,2012
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Victoria Winters Jones

Victoria Winters Jones, 102, of Okeechobee, Fla., formerly of Shade, died Friday evening, April 6, 2012 at Okeechobee Health Care Center, Okeechobee, Fla. Born March 2, 1910 in Letart Falls, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Blanche Norris Winters.
Monday, April 9,2012
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Andy Docie

Andy Docie, 92, of Athens, died early Thursday morning, April 5, 2012 at Logan Health Care Center. Born September 12, 1919 in Glouster, he was the son of the late Alex Docie and Elizabeth Guyre Docie.
Monday, April 9,2012
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Annabelle C. Rowe

Annabelle C. Rowe, 89, of Amesville, formerly of Glouster, died Saturday morning, April 7, 2012 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Friday, April 6,2012
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Lloyd Dillinger

Lloyd Ronald Dillinger, 82, of Pratts Fork, died Wednesday April 4, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Born September 14, 1929 in Athens, he was the son of the late Oscar A. and Nita R. Butts Dillinger. He was a 65-year resident of Pratts Fork.
Monday, April 2,2012
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Pastor David L. Cogar

Pastor David L. Cogar, 68, of New Marshfield, died Sunday morning, April 1, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born October 28, 1943 in Akron he was the son of Isaac Junior Cogar of Belpre and the late Elizabeth Paris Cogar Miller and his step-mother, the late Edith Cogar.
Wednesday, March 28,2012
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Charles Hagerman Fulks

Charles "Charlie" Hagerman Fulks passed away on March 24, 2012 in Athens, Ohio. He was born on April 17, 1921 in Dunkirk, Ohio. His parents were the late Mark and Nell Fulks of Dunkirk, Ohio.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by Anna Margaret Morrison Fulks, the mother of their four children, and by his brother, Dr. James Fulks of Canfield, Oh
Wednesday, March 28,2012
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Joy May Roy

Joy May Roy, 82, of Athens passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born February 1, 1930 in Millfield, she was the daughter of the late Charles L. and Anna Shook Vincent.

Monday, March 26,2012
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Naomi Ruth Duncan

Naomi Ruth Duncan, 94, of Jackson, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 24, 2012, at Heartland of Jackson. A former resident of Athens, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth Aldridge Stiffler. She was born February 12, 1918 in Coalton, Ohio.
Monday, March 26,2012
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Marguerite Cassels

Marguerite Cassels, 90, of Athens, died Sunday morning, March 25, 2012 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born March 27, 1921 in Columbus, she was the daughter of the late Bert C. and Esta Mabel Parsons Miller.

Friday, March 23,2012
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Harry Paul Graber

Harry Paul Graber, 63, of Athens, died Thursday morning, March 22, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born October 8, 1948 in Holden, WV, he was the son of the late Harvey Edward and Ruby Wilder Graber.
Wednesday, March 21,2012
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David Axsom

David Axsom, 61, of Athens, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Pickering House, Lancaster. Born March 21, 1950, in Smithville, Indiana, he was the son of the late James C. and Ruth Prince Axsom.

A 1968 graduate of Smithville High School and a 1973 graduate of the Kentucky Christian University, he retired as Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Ohio University with twenty-five years of service. He was an avid Ohio University Bobcat fan.

Wednesday, March 21,2012
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Helen M. Mace

Helen M. Mace, 87, Bremen, formerly of Athens, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at The Pickering House in Lancaster, Ohio.

Born September 14, 1924, in Vinton County, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Nettie Lewis Weaver. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bremen Holiness Church.
Monday, March 19,2012
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George V. McLain

George V. McLain, 63, of Arcanum, formerly of Athens, died Friday evening, March 16, 2012. Born June 13, 1948 in Barberton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Virgil and Beatrice Beichler McLain.
Monday, March 19,2012
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Daniel J. Marazon

Daniel J. Marazon, 67, of Athens. Physician, educator, athlete, veteran, fisherman, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at his home. Born January 6, 1945, in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of the late Daniel and Lois Marazon.
Thursday, March 15,2012
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Dorothy E. Williams

Dorothy E. Williams, 87, of Athens, died Thursday morning, March 15, 2012 at Logan Health Care Center, Logan. Born May 24, 1924, in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late William T. and Mildred Baumgarner James.
Wednesday, March 14,2012
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Lawrence Gilbert 'Larry' Helwig

Lawrence Gilbert "Larry" Helwig, 92, of Athens, died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Kimes Nursing and Rehab Center. Born August 8, 1919, in Athens, he was the son of the late Pearl W. and Constance Conant Helwig. He graduated from Athens High School in 1937 and attended Ohio University.
Wednesday, March 14,2012
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Lori A. Yurek

Lori A. Yurek, 48, of Cleveland, formerly of Athens died Monday, March 12, 2012 at The Hospice Care Center at The Renaissance, Cleveland.

Born February 11, 1964 in Athens, she was the daughter of Anita Ulbrich and Bernard (Roxanne) Weekley.

Wednesday, March 14,2012
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Daniel J. Marazon

Daniel J. Marazon, 67, of Athens, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at his home. A memorial service will be announced at a later date by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.
Tuesday, March 13,2012
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Jean Holland - Memorial Service

Jean Holland, 83, of Athens, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at her home.

Born March 28, 1928 in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late James Hiram and Ethel Hamilton Holland. She was a graduate of Waterloo High School and retired from McBee's after 44 years of service.

Monday, March 12,2012
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Eileen White

Eileen White, 78, Athens, passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Born December 28, 1933, in Snowville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Earnie Welch and Edith Mae Russell Welch. She was retired from Athens McBee Plant as an art department supervisor; and a member of Christ Community Wesleyan Church.
Monday, March 12,2012
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Joshua Rutter

Joshua Rutter, 17, of Athens, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at his home.

Born August 15, 1994 in Athens, he was the son of Greg Lee and Clarissa Pierce Rutter.

Monday, March 12,2012
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Derrick Lee Williams

Derrick Lee Williams, 27, of Athens, died Friday morning, March 9, 2012 in Huntington, WV from injuries received in an auto accident.

Born November 24, 1984 in Vernal, Utah, he was the son of Teresa (Terry) Miles and Lonny (Marilyn) Williams.
Monday, March 12,2012
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Kjirsten J. McDargh

Kjirsten J. McDargh, 51 of Millfield, died Saturday morning, March 10, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.

Monday, March 12,2012
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Andy E. Withrow

Andy E. Withrow, 29, of Albany died Friday morning, March 9, 2012 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Huntington, WV.

Born September 21, 1982 in Taylor, MI., he was the son of Carletta Brown Withrow and the late Shirley Elmer Withrow.
Friday, March 9,2012
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Christina B. Ley

Christina B. Ley, 81, of Athens, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Kimes Nursing and Rehab Center, Athens. Born February 9, 1931 in Knox Township, Vinton County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Herbert "Herb" and Mary Arminda "Mini" Andrews Beckley.
Friday, March 9,2012
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Marjorie I. Stright

Marjorie I. Stright, 90, of Athens, died Wednesday afternoon, March 7, 2012 at her home. Born December 8, 1921 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Chester Winfield and Elizabeth R. Shingler Lowry.
Wednesday, March 7,2012
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Darrel E. Ice

Born January 28, 1922 in Londonderry, Ohio the son of the late Newton and Bessie Fry Ice.
Tuesday, March 6,2012
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Ruth C. Dains

Ruth C. Dains, 93, of Athens died early Tuesday morning, March 6, 2012, at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth.

Born November 10, 1918, in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Elvie Edgar and Carra Bryson Wilson.

Thursday, March 1,2012
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Jean Holland

Jean Holland, 83, of Athens, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at her home. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home where you may send the family a message of sympathy at www.hughesmoquinfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, February 29,2012
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Jean Joyner Stephens

Jean Joyner Stephens, born March 12, 1946 in Greenville, North Carolina, died unexpectedly at home in Athens, on February 28, 2012.

Jean owned the Athens Book Center after spending many years as a manager in adult literacy organizations including serving as Executive Director of the Ohio Literacy Center in Kent, Ohio, and the Tennessee Center for Literacy Studies in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was a graduate of East Carolina University with a masters and bachelors in education and also obtained a master of business administration degree from Boston University.

Tuesday, February 28,2012
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Betty L. Rex

Betty L. Rex died Monday, February 27, 2012, at her home in Athens, Ohio, from complications of cancer. She was born in Carrollton, Ohio, to Grover and Lillian (Gatts) Braden.
Tuesday, February 28,2012
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Jean Stephens

Jean Stephens, 65 of Athens, died Tuesday morning, February 28, 2012 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.
Monday, February 27,2012
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Helen Mae Douglas Hawk

Helen Mae Douglas Hawk, 91, passed away peacefully February 24, 2012 surrounded by her loving family at Logan Healthcare Center.

Helen, born March 28, 1920 at home in Shade, OH to Leo and Gertrude Evans Douglas, was a lifelong resident of Athens.

Friday, February 24,2012
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Esther Frances Keirns McLaren

Esther Frances Keirns McLaren, 87, of Athens, died Friday morning, February 24, 2012 at her home. Born June 26, 1924 at her family's home on Hooper Ridge in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Spicer L. and Anna McDaniel Keirns.

She was a resident of High St. for over 50 years.

Friday, February 24,2012
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Helen M. Hawk

Helen M. Hawk, 91, of Athens died early Friday morning, February 24, 2012 at Logan Health Care Center.

Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.

Thursday, February 23,2012
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Pauline Bolin

Pauline Bolin, 73, of Guysville died late Saturday evening, February 18, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born March 11, 1938 in Wadesville, WV, she was the daughter of the late David Walton and Mary Rue Sellers Sams.

Thursday, February 23,2012
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Paul H. McCoy

Paul H. McCoy, 86, of Athens, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born November 22, 1925 in Coolville, he was the son of the late Jack and Carrie Chapman McCoy.
Tuesday, February 21,2012
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Mary M. Kyle

Mary M. Kyle, 64, of Athens, died early Monday morning, February 20, 2012 at her home. Born July 31, 1947 at home near Carseytown Hill (Lodi Township, Athens County) she was the daughter of the late Ray S. and Margaret L. Carsey Young.
Tuesday, February 21,2012
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Roger A. Wiseman

Roger A. Wiseman, 88, of Athens died Monday morning, February 20, 2012 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born Feb. 25, 1923 in Athens, he was the son of the late Carl and Minnie Tippie Wiseman.
Thursday, February 16,2012
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David E. Balch

David E. Balch, 51, of Nelsonville, formerly of Athens, died Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. Born December 30, 1960 in East Liverpool, he is the son of Eugene V. and Beverly J. Flowers Balch of Athens.
Thursday, February 16,2012
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Betty J. Romig

Betty J. Romig, 85, of Hockingport, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday morning, February 14, 2012 at her home. Born November 17, 1926 in Uhrichsville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Edna Knodle Staley.
Thursday, February 16,2012
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William S. Diles, Sr.

William S. Diles, Sr., 88, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2012 at The Laurels of Athens. Born in Middleport, Ohio, he was one of the five children of Lisle D. and Lucille Bowman Diles.
Monday, February 13,2012
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Richard L. White

Richard L. White, 80, Athens, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012, at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born August 16, 1931, in Wymer, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Jason White and Eva Haddix Pennington.  He was a Marine Corp Veteran, retired self employed building contractor; and a member of Airline Church of Christ.
Friday, February 10,2012
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Cole U. Blaine

Cole U. Blaine, 33, of Millfield, died unexpectedly, February 9, 2011 at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Manatee, Florida. Born February 25, 1978 in Pt. Pleasant, WV, he is the son of Karl U. and Brenda G. Farley Blaine of Millfield.
Tuesday, February 7,2012
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Walter James Robb II

Walter James Robb II, 70, Albany, went to be with the Lord, February 7, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.

Born January 27, 1942, in Granville, Ohio, he was the son of the late Walter Sr. and Dorothy G. Proctor Robb.

Monday, February 6,2012
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Alfred W. Hudnall

Alfred W. Hudnall, 54, Athens, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2012, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born September 30, 1957, in Athens, he was the son of the late Ernest and Desta L. McNutt Hudnall.
Monday, February 6,2012
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Kenneth A. Beckley

Kenneth A. Beckley, 88, Albany, passed away Saturday February 4, 2012, at his residence.

Born March 5, 1923, in Knox Twp. Vinton County, Kenneth was the son of the late Samuel H. and Minnie Andrews Beckley. He was a Navy veteran of WWII, a retired foreman in the shipping/receiving department of the former McBees, a carpenter and a member of K.T. Crossen Post 21 American Legion.
Friday, February 3,2012
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Eric B. Bobo

Eric B. Bobo, 50, of Athens died Thursday morning, February 2, 2012 at his home. Born July 20, 1961 in Athens he is the son of Boyd and Carolyn Withers Bobo of Athens.
Tuesday, January 31,2012
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Betty D. McComas

Betty D. McComas, 82, Athens, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Hickory Creek of Athens. Born June 19, 1929, in Greenup, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Brack and Ella Brown Hacker. She was a homemaker and a retired nurses aid.
Tuesday, January 31,2012
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Carol R. James

Carol R. James, 74, of Athens, died Sunday, January 29, 2012.

Memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the New Life Christian Center, 2642 Columbus-Lancaster Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

Wednesday, January 25,2012
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Emelene Mullins

Emelene Mullins, 85, of Nelsonville, passed away Monday, January 23, 2012, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. Born May 18, 1926, in Spencer, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Harley and Ruth Kendall Knapp. She was a homemaker and retired clerk for Swearingen Sporting Goods.
Monday, January 23,2012
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Berthald O'Dell Marshington

Berthald O'Dell Marshington, 90, of Albany, better known  to his friends as "Steamboat" went to be with the Lord, Sunday January 23, 2012, at Russell's Nursing Home. He was born in Dexter, Ohio, in Meigs County on November 24, 1921.
Monday, January 23,2012
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Timothy Charles 'Jethro' Browning,

Timothy Charles "Jethro" Browning, 58, of Nelsonville, died Saturday evening, January 21, 2012 at OSU Hospital, Columbus. Born June 5, 1952 in Lockhart, S.C. he was the son of the late Charles W. and Margaret Virginia Brown Browning, he was the third of twelve children.
Monday, January 23,2012
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Helen Irene Watson

Helen Irene Watson, 89, of Athens, died early Sunday morning, January 22, 2012 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born October 4, 1922 in Monticello, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Virgil Morrow and Myrta Bell Morrow Gregory.
Monday, January 23,2012
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Elizabeth Ann 'Becky' West Mohler

Elizabeth Ann "Becky" West Mohler, 80, of Pomeroy, went to be with the Lord in Glory on January 21, 2012. Born November 8, 1931 in the Hocking Valley area of Ohio, she was the daughter of the late George Washington West and Agnes Eneix West.
Thursday, January 19,2012
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Myrtle Ida Hickman

Myrtle Ida Hickman, 94, of New Marshfield, died Thursday morning, January 19, 2012 at Logan Health Care Center, Logan. Born Apr. 7, 1917 in Calhoune, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late David Henry and Nellie Mae Shaffer.
Tuesday, January 17,2012
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Linda Withrow

Linda Withrow, 65 of Athens, died Monday afternoon, January 15, 2012 at her home.

Born January 17, 1946 in Morgan County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Henry and Alice Lewis Bolin.

Tuesday, January 17,2012
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Alice France Nisley

Alice France Nisley, 81, of Athens, died Saturday evening, January 14, 2012 at Kimes Nursing and Rehab Center, Athens after a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 7, 1930 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of the late Wayne M. and Fern White France.
Friday, January 13,2012
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Wavelene D. Hewitt

Wavelene D. Hewitt, 83, of Nelsonville, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan. She was born May 25, 1928 in Hocking County, the daughter of the late James and Goldie Belle Six Dupler. She was married to Arthur Hewitt, who survives, for 61 years.

Wednesday, January 11,2012
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Bernard Dell Cuckler

Bernard Dell Cuckler, 88, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, formerly of Athens, Ohio, stepped into heaven Monday, January 9, 2012. He was a beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather and friend. He was born in Athens, Ohio on July 25, 1923, the son of the late Jesse E. and Ida Mae Rupe Cuckler.
Wednesday, January 11,2012
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Inabelle Vincent

Inabelle Vincent, 90, of Athens died Wednesday morning, January 11, 2012 at her home. She was born October 25, 1921.
Tuesday, January 10,2012
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Charles L. Lee

Charles L. Lee, 72, of Athens died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, December 10, 2012 at OBleness Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 12, 1939 in Obetz and was the son of the late Everett and Florence Carolyn Burnside Lee.
Wednesday, January 4,2012
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Rex Allen Julian

Rex Allen Julian, 51, of Los Angeles, California, formerly of Amanda, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 29, 2011. He was born June 6, 1960 in Fairfield County and was the beloved son of Gary and Carolyn (Fosnaugh) Julian.
Tuesday, January 3,2012
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Mildred M. “Mick” Steward

Mildred M. "Mick" Steward, 94, of Lancaster, formerly of Logan, passed away Monday, January 2, 2012 at Homestead Care and Rehabilitation Center, Lancaster. She was born August 27, 1917 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Craig and Alice Drake Owings. She was the widow of the late Donald E. Steward.
Tuesday, January 3,2012
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Mary Ann "Nan" King

Mary Ann "Nan" King, 82, of Logan, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Logan Health Care Center. She was born January 22, 1929 in Logan, daughter of the late John and Emma Loise Rowland Geiger. She was married to the late James Robert "Bob" King, who passed away July 18, 2007, for 54 years.
Tuesday, January 3,2012
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Charles R. Lee

Charles R. Lee, 92, of Athens, died Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Edgewood Manor in Wellston. Born October 21, 1919 in Athens, he was the son of the late Hobert and Dessie Ellis Lee.

Tuesday, January 3,2012
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Aria Lucile Thomas

Aria Lucile Thomas, infant daughter of Isaac and Julie McClure Thomas, was stillborn on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
Tuesday, January 3,2012
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Frieda Louise Shaw

Frieda Louise Shaw, 88, of Athens, died Friday evening, December 30, 2011 at her home. Born July 6, 1923 in South Bloomingville, she was the daughter of the late William and Myrtle Shaw Justice.
Wednesday, December 28,2011
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Marion M. Crawley

Marion M. Crawley, age 91 of Athens died Sunday, December 25, 2011 at Kimes Nursing and Rehab Center, Athens. Born July 12, 1920 in Live Oak, Florida, he was the son of the late G.D. and Daisy Lucenda O'Hara Crawley, Sr.
Wednesday, December 28,2011
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Virginia Lee Nauer

Virginia Lee Nauer, 92, formerly of Gainesville, Virginia, died Sunday morning, December 25, 2011 at the Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains. Born May 12, 1919 in Toledo, she was the daughter
Wednesday, December 28,2011
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Darrell "Skip" Hillen

Darrell "Skip" Hillen, 79, of New Marshfield, died Thursday evening, December 22, 2011 at VA Medical Center, Chillicothe. Born July 3, 1932 in Chauncey, he was the son of the late Clarence and Clara Champlain
Hillen.
Thursday, December 22,2011
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Barbara Agranoff

Barbara Agranoff, 85, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at her home after a long, courageous battle with cancer and Alzheimers disease. Born June 23, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Florence Thanhauser Brunswick.
Wednesday, December 21,2011
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Virginia Rowena Bobo

Virginia Rowena Bobo, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, after a long courageous battle with Alzheimer's.
Wednesday, December 21,2011
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Beverly Sue Toney

Beverly Sue "Toni" Toney, 85, of Shade, died Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at her home. Born Nov. 15, 1926 in Modoc, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Delbert and Vada J. Wigmore Swain. She was a factory worker at Wetzel Tile Co. in Florida.
Tuesday, December 20,2011
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Margaret A. Warren

Margaret A. Warren, 92, of Logan, formerly of Nelsonville, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home. She was born February 23, 1919 in Chauncey, the daughter of the late Edward and Annadell Cunningham Mingus. She was the widow of the late Leroy Warren who passed away August 17, 1993.
Tuesday, December 20,2011
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David Lawrence Stanson

David Lawrence Stanson, 67, of Athens, went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 18, 2011, at his home surrounded by family.

Born April 18, 1944, in Athens, he was the son of Mary Camille Stanson and the late Victor Jon Stanson.
Tuesday, December 20,2011
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Mack Thompson

Mack Thompson, 79, of Albany, went to be with the Lord Friday, December 16, 2011. Born September 10, 1932, in Kermit, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Robert and Sadie (Pack) Thompson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Garlen and Marcie Thompson, and a sister, Polly McGuire.
Tuesday, December 20,2011
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Sandra Sue Kasler

Sandra Sue Kasler, 64, of Athens, died Friday, December 16, 2011 at Heath Care Center, Heath. Born May 2, 1947 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late William Vaughn Kasler and Mary Lou Crawford Kasler Copeland.
Thursday, December 15,2011
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Dean E. Browning

Dean E. Browning, 72, of Guysville, died Thursday morning, December 15, 2011 at Arcadia Nursing Center.

Born September 20, 1939 in Floodwood, he was the son of the late Abner Alexander and Mercy Marie McDonald Browning.

Wednesday, December 14,2011
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Patricia Denise McGraner “Jammie” Barrington

Patricia Denise McGraner "Jammie" Barrington, 56, of Athens passed away Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Ohio State University Hospital.

Patsy was born June 11, 1955, at Sheltering Arms Hospital in Athens. Her parents are Dana Ruth Robinson McGraner and the late Richard Leroy McGraner.

Wednesday, December 14,2011
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Charles D. McAfee, Jr.

Charles D. McAfee, Jr., fondly known as "Coach", 93, of Athens, died Tuesday evening, December 13, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born March 10, 1918 in Coolville, he was the son of the late Charles D. and Nelle Hecox McAfee, Sr.
Tuesday, December 13,2011
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Nina L. Kirk

Nina L. Kirk, 75, Albany, passed away Sunday December 11, 2011, in O'Bleness Memorial Hospital emergency room.

She was born August 18, 1936, in Oak Hill, Ohio the daughter of the late Theodore and Gladys Reese Coleman. Nina was a member of Alexander Presbyterian Church and president of the ladies group of the church.
Tuesday, December 13,2011
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Michael L. Walter

Michael L. Walter, 61, of Amesville, died Sunday afternoon, December 11, 2011 at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

Born July 25, 1950 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Roy and June Walter.
Monday, December 12,2011
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Matthew Allan Berry

Matthew Allan Berry, 21, of The Plains, went to be with the Lord Saturday, December 10, 2011 at his home.

Born December 28, 1989 in Athens, he was the son of Dean Allan and Sharon Lee Cox Berry of The Plains.
Monday, December 12,2011
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Eleanor J. Hawk

Eleanor J. Hawk, 87, of The Plains died Friday evening, December 9, 2011 at her residence.

Born February 2, 1924 in the State of Rhode Island, she was the daughter of the late Antonio L. and Mary A. Figureida.
Monday, December 12,2011
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Michael Walter

Michael Walter, 61, of Amesville, died Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Ohio State University Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.
Wednesday, December 7,2011
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Lowell E. Ashcraft

Lowell E. Ashcraft, 88, of Albany, died Tuesday December 6, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born Oct. 13, 1923 in The Plains, he was the son of the late Orla Ashcraft and Lillian South Ashcraft Harner, his step-father and his wife, O.C. “Carl” Harner and Mary Delle Maxwell Harner.
Tuesday, December 6,2011
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Judith Gay Hermann

Judith Gay Hermann, 61, of Kingwood, Texas, formerly of Nelsonville, passed away Monday, December 5, 2011 at her residence.  She was born August 20, 1950 in Nelsonville, the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Robinette McKnight.  She was married to Jeff Hermann, who survives.
Monday, December 5,2011
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Harry B. Peckham

Harry B. Peckham, 86, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, November 30, 2011 at Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus. Born December 25, 1924 in Athens, he was the son of the late Professor Harry H. and Elma Baker Peckham.
Monday, December 5,2011
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Cisco Williams

Cisco Williams, 90, of Racine, Ohio, formerly of Albany, went home to be with the Lord and his wife of 60 years, the late Wilma Cooper Williams, on Friday December 2, 2011 at his residence.
Monday, November 28,2011
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John W. Russell

John W. Russell, 75, of Millfield, died Saturday evening, November 26, 2011 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born April 1, 1936 in Dover Township, he was the son of the late William Riley and Mildred Evelyn Wiess Russell.

Monday, November 28,2011
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Patrick M. Whiteman

Patrick M. Whiteman, 47, of Athens, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2011 at his residence. He was born March 26, 1964, in Nelsonville, son of the late George Jacob "Dutch" and Vivian Pauline "Beanie" Whiteman.
Monday, November 28,2011
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Caryl Mae Ruth

Caryl Mae Ruth, 82, of Athens, left this world to go be with the Lord, Thursday, November 24, 2011 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. Caryl was born April 24, 1929 in Alfred, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Zura Swartz Hawk.
Tuesday, November 22,2011
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William "Bill" Oliver Rowland

William "Bill" Oliver Rowland, 89, a distinguished Athens attorney and judge died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, November 18, 2011, at his home in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He was born in Athens, Ohio, on January 7, 1922 to Oliver and Louise Rowland.
Tuesday, November 22,2011
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Roberta L. “Bobbi” Frey

Roberta L. "Bobbi" Frey, 60 ,of Albany died early Saturday morning, November 19, 2011 at her home. Born August 23, 1951 in Dover, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Betty Arbogast Everett.
Friday, November 18,2011
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Mary Kline

Mary Kline, 80, of Athens, died Tuesday evening, November 15, 2011 at the home of her daughter in Etna. Born July 22, 1931 in Barberton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mary Stefancic Repar.
Thursday, November 17,2011
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Robert B. Matthews

Robert B. Matthews, 76, of Athens, passed away peacefully at Ross Heart Hospital (OSU) on November 15, 2011 surrounded by loved ones.

Born July 15, 1935 in New Straitsville, Ohio to the late Opal (Handley) and Walter Matthews, he moved to Athens in 1939 when his parents opened The Sportsman Grill.

Tuesday, November 15,2011
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Bob Donohoe

Bob Donohoe, 80, of Athens, OH, died November 14, at his home. Born December 6, 1930 in New York, NY, he was the adopted son of the late Herbert J. and Beryl W. Donohoe of Peiham, NY; and the son of the late Charlotte Scherz of Palo Alto, CA.
Tuesday, November 15,2011
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Gaynol Banfield Cline

Gaynol Banfield Cline, 86 years, 10 months and 12 days, passed away Monday, November. 14, 2011, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens, amidst the comfort of her family who were in constant attendance to support her.
Monday, November 14,2011
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Jane Pack

Jane Pack, 61, of The Plains, formerly of Athens, died Thursday morning, November 10, 2011 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. An angel took her wings. Born June 22, 1950 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Norman S. Armbruster and Phyllis A. Bean Armbruster Farley.
Monday, November 14,2011
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Ethel Veronica Stutzman

Ethel Veronica Stutzman, 96, passed away Friday, November 11, 2011, at Russell Nursing Home in Albany after a brief illness. She was born September 20, 1915, at the home of her paternal grandparents in Danville, Ohio. She was the only child of Lama and Ida (Blubaugh) Arnold. She resided in Mt. Vernon most of her adult life until moving to Albany to live with her daughter in 2006.
Friday, November 11,2011
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Willard E. Coon

Willard E. Coon, 83, of Athens died Thursday morning, November 10, 2011 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

Born October 28, 1928 in Athens, he was the son of the late Pearl and Frances Coon.

Wednesday, November 9,2011
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Mary G. Eskey

Mary G. Eskey, 82, of Athens, died Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. Born September 21, 1929 in Stockport, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Edgar and Cleone Nott Trout.
Monday, November 7,2011
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Carl V. Tippie

Carl V. Tippie, 76, of Athens, died Sunday, November 6, 2011 at his home. Born January 22, 1935 in Stewart, he was the son of the late Acel and Blanch Dunfee Tippie.
Thursday, November 3,2011
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Bernard C. Bails

Bernard C. Bails, 74, of New Marshfield died Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at CMAC Hospital, Charleston, WV. Born November 1, 1937 in Shawnee, he was the son of the late Clarence and Catherine McClain Bails.
Monday, October 31,2011
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Jeanette Eloise Zetty

Jeanette Eloise Zetty, 83, of Athens Ohio, died peacefully at her home on October 28, 2011. She was born June 8, 1928 and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Earl and Ledra Doyle Cohagen.
Monday, October 31,2011
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Richard Hugo Essex

Richard Hugo Essex, 87, of Athens passed away early Friday afternoon, October 28, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born May 24, 1924 in Cleveland, he was the son of the late Robert M. and Hulda Christensen Essex.
Monday, October 31,2011
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Martha McPherson

Martha Snedden McPherson, 82, of Athens, died Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Athens. Born August 3, 1929 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Annis and Margaret Chesser Snedden.
Tuesday, October 25,2011
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Marie Seel Zimmerman

Marie Seel Zimmerman, 90, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born April 25, 1921 on Hooper Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Ruth Mingus Keirns.
Monday, October 24,2011
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Harold D. Douglas

Harold D. Douglas, 85 of Athens went to be with the Lord, Sunday afternoon, October 23, 2011 at his home. Born September 8, 1926 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Leo and Gertrude Evans Douglas.
Monday, October 24,2011
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Harriet Peebles Tong

Harriet Peebles Tong, 84, died peacefully on October 7, 2011 at the Kimes Convalescent Center in Athens, Ohio, after a prolonged illness.

Harriet was born in Sioux City, Iowa, the first child of Harold and Katharine Peebles.
Friday, October 21,2011
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Glennis “Glenn” Bartlett

Glennis Glenn Bartlett, 73, of Athens, died Early Friday morning, October 21, 2011 at his home after a short illness.  He was born January 4, 1938 in Athens County and was the son of the late Raymond and Stella Carsey Bartlett.
Wednesday, October 19,2011
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Leonard Eugene Wilkes

Leonard Eugene Wilkes, 85, of Athens died Tuesday afternoon, October 18, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born May 19, 1926 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Albert and Josephine Linscott Wilkes.
Monday, October 17,2011
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Dr. Charles Stewart Gardner

Dr. Charles Stewart Gardner, beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, friend passed away October 12th 2011, at Tidewell Hospice in Bradenton, FL after a prolonged illness.
Monday, October 10,2011
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Daisy K. Evans

Daisy K. Evans, 97, of Albany died Sunday morning, Oct. 9, 2011 at Russell's Nursing Home, Albany. June 22, 1914 in South Perry, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Irvon and Ada Fetherolf Moravy.
Monday, October 10,2011
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Janet M Hess

Janet M Hess, 74, of Athens died Saturday morning, October 8, 2011 at her home. Born Feb. 28, 1937 in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Walter Branch and Evelyn Sams Lonas.
Monday, October 10,2011
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Harriet P. Tong

Harriet P. Tong, 84, of Athens, died Friday evening, October 7, 2011 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service will be announced at a later date by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.
Friday, October 7,2011
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Howard E. Stevens

Howard E. Stevens, 83, of Athens, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at his residence. He was born June 24, 1928, in Clarksburg, Ohio to Howard J. and Iola Knapp Stevens.
Friday, October 7,2011
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Judy Houska

Judy Houska, 68, of Athens, passed away at her home on October 6, 2011 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Cleveland, April 23, 1943, the daughter of the late Rudolph and Julia Benda.
Thursday, October 6,2011
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James B. Muntean, D.O.

James B. Muntean, D.O., 61, of Athens died suddenly Monday evening, October 3, 2011, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born August 12, 1950 in Cleveland, he was the son of the late George and Helen Violet Stoicoiu Muntean, Jr.
Thursday, October 6,2011
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Mary Tyrrell Ritchie Thayer

Mary Tyrrell Ritchie Thayer was born August 5, 1918, in Winnetka, IL, to John and Constance Tyrrell Ritchie. She died peacefully on October 5, 2011 at the Lindley Inn in The Plains, OH, her home of the past seven years.
Monday, October 3,2011
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Jackson R. “Jack” Hudnell

Jackson R. "Jack" Hudnell, 81, of Athens passed away early Monday morning, October 3, 2011 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born June 9, 1930 in Athens he was the son of the late Hollie M. and Leora B. Secoy Hudnell.
Monday, October 3,2011
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Bernice E. Meeks

Bernice E. Swartz Meeks, 101, of Shade, died Sunday, October 02, 2011 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 28, 1910 in Meigs County, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Addie Buck Randolph.
Monday, October 3,2011
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Merrill A. “Buzz” Young

Merrill A. "Buzz" Young, 70, of Athens died Friday morning, September 30, 2011 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born September 12, 1941 in Athens he was the son of the late George Merrill and Kathleen F. Cundiff Young.
Friday, September 30,2011
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Paul Phillip Abraham

Paul Phillip Abraham, of Athens, was born into eternal life on 28th of September 2011. He was an Athens native and the son of the late Joseph Philomena Abraham.
Thursday, September 29,2011
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August Julius Zorn

August Julius Zorn, affectionately known as "Augie," passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011. He was the son of the late August Paul and Ruth Bergold Zorn. Born December 16, 1937, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Augie was well known as a local businessman, community supporter, active sports enthusiast, and a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. His vibrant personality and fun-loving spirit made him a special friend to all who knew him.
Monday, September 26,2011
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Frances Marie Woodgerd Lee Barnhart

Frances Marie Woodgerd Lee Barnhart, 83, of Athens, died Saturday evening, September 24, 2011 at Select Specialty Hospital, Columbus. Born March 23, 1928 in Carpenter, Ohio she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Alma Markins Woodgerd.
Monday, September 26,2011
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Robert W. Hunter

Robert W. Hunter, 91, of The Plains, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2011 in Albany. Born May 6, 1920 at Vincent, Ohio, he was the son of the late William and Alberta Doan Hunter. He attended Vincent High School.
Tuesday, September 20,2011
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Martin Miller

Martin Miller, 84, of Brunswick, formerly of New Straitsville, died early Monday morning, September 20, 2011 at his home. Born August 1, 1927 in New Straitsville, he was the son of the late Isaac and Edith Hartzler Miller.
Monday, September 19,2011
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Richard Storer

Richard Storer, 87, of Athens died, Monday morning, September 19, 2011 at Fairfield Medical Center.

Born April 4, 1924 in Stewart, he was the son of the late Worley and Bessie Irene Coen Storer. He was a member of the Canaanville United Methodist Church and formerly employed with Railway Express.

Thursday, September 15,2011
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Mark S. Harrel

Mark S. Harrel, 51, of Athens, died Tuesday evening, September 13, 2011 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born August 25, 1960 in Columbus, he was the son of the late Richard A. and Shirley M. Coen Harrel.
Monday, September 12,2011
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Bobby W. Baugh

Bobby W. Baugh, 75, of Athens, passed away Sunday morning, September 11, 2011 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born September 8, 1936 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Carl and Rachel Halbrook Baugh.
Monday, September 12,2011
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Andy Wesley Ransom

Andy Wesley Ransom, 84, long time resident of Athens, passed away peacefully at his home September 6, 2011. His wife of 63 years, Betty Chapman Ransom, was by his side. He was born on October 5, 1926, in Hambden, Geauga County, Ohio. He was the son of the late Howard M. and Rena Melvin Ransom.
Wednesday, September 7,2011
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Mary F. Lee

Mary F. Lee, 87, of The Plains, passed away Wednesday September 7, 2011, at the Hickory Creek Nursing Center.

She was born March 17, 1924 in Kentucky, the daughter of the late Ben and Tina Peters Lucas. She was a homemaker and in her younger years she worked in a cigarette factory.
Wednesday, September 7,2011
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Steven Ray Thompson

Steven Ray Thompson, 63, of Athens, died Sunday morning, September 4, 2011 at his home. Born December 2, 1947 in Washington, Iowa, he was the son of Maralyn Brown Thompson of Mountain Home, Arkansas and the late Frank Thompson.
Tuesday, September 6,2011
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Madge Bell Paxton Lovett

Madge Bell Paxton Lovett, 98, of Zanesville, Ohio (Apartments at Cedar Hill ) and formerly of Athens and Gallipolis passed away on September 6, 2011. Mrs. Lovett, a devoted mother and homemaker was born September 3, 1913 in Palmer Township, Washington County, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Lucius D. and Daisy Oldaker Paxton.

Tuesday, September 6,2011
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Charles Roger France

Charles Roger France, 77, of Athens, died Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at his home as the result of a fall. Born November. 25, 1933 in Athens, he was the son of the late Wayne and Fern White France.
Tuesday, September 6,2011
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Margaret Ellen Smith

Margaret Ellen Smith, 90, a longtime resident of Athens County, passed away September 3, 2011 in Toledo after a brief illness. Margaret was born April 26, 1920 in Sac City, Iowa. She was the daughter of the late Charles D. and Nellie Hecox McAfee. She graduated from high school in Sac City, Iowa and the Columbus School of Cosmetology.
Tuesday, September 6,2011
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Nancy P. Stotts

Nancy P. Stotts, 70, of The Plains, died Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Fairfield Medical Center.

Born September 20, 1940 in Millfield, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Elsie Smith Vamos. She was retired from O’Bleness Memorial Hospital
Tuesday, September 6,2011
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Mary Louise Coon Bradley

Mary Louise Coon Bradley, 85, of Athens died Friday evening, September 2, 2011 at Russell’s Nursing Home, Albany. Born October 20, 1925 in The Plains, she was the daughter of the late Pearl and Frances Helwig Coon.
Tuesday, September 6,2011
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Reda M. VanNest

Reda M. VanNest, 61, of Chauncey, went to be with the Lord at 6:12 PM on August 31, 2011 at her home.

Reda was born May 2, 1950 in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late Alwilda Roe and Ellis Stiers.
Tuesday, September 6,2011
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Donald Richard "Dick" Kasler

Memorial services for Donald Richard "Dick" Kasler, 72, of Millfield, Ohio, will be Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Johnson Road, The Plains, Ohio.
Monday, August 29,2011
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Jacob L. Varner

Jacob L. Varner, 82, of Athens, died Sunday, August 28, 2011 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born March 22, 1929 in Fairmont, WV, he was the son of the late H. Freeman and Ethel May Tennet.
Thursday, August 25,2011
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Ada C. Young

Ada C. Young, 96, of Athens, died Thursday morning, August 25, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born October 29, 1914 in New Marshfield, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Eva Withers Trout.
Wednesday, August 17,2011
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Karen Welch

Karen Lynn Welch, 46, of Athens passed away Wednesday morning, August 17, 2011 at her home. Born December 18, 1964 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late James “Frank” and Marlene Miller Barnhart.

She was a 1984 Athens High School graduate.

Monday, August 15,2011
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Dr. Atmaram Gawande

Dr. Atmaram Gawande, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at the age of 76, from complications of cancer.
Monday, August 15,2011
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Phyllis Antle McDaniel

Phyllis Antle McDaniel, 88, of Glouster, died Saturday, August 13, 2011, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg, W.VA. She was born December 28, 1922 in Trimble Township, Athens County, the daughter of the late Carl and Vernice White Antle.
Friday, August 12,2011
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Shirley A Wilson

Shirley A Wilson 74, of The Plains, Ohio went to be with the Lord at 6:45 AM, Friday, August 12, 2011. She died at home after an extended illness with cancer and a stroke.
Friday, August 12,2011
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Bob Smiddie Memorial Celebration

Athens – A memorial celebration will be held at ARTS/West, 132 West State Street, on Sunday, August 21, from 1 to 3 PM for Bob Smiddie who passed away earlier this summer after a prolonged battle with cancer.
Wednesday, August 10,2011
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Helen Cheryba Paree

The lovely and stylish Helen Cheryba Paree passed away Monday August 8, 2011 in Athens, Ohio. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Christmas Day in 1921 where she spent her youth.
Wednesday, August 10,2011
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John R. "J.R" Gibson

John R. "J.R" Gibson, 53, of Albany died unexpectedly Tuesday August 9, 2011 at his home. Born September 30, 1957 in Athens he is the son of Grace E. Beatty Gibson of Pataskala and the late John H. Gibson.
Tuesday, August 9,2011
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Doris (Burson) Ferry

Doris (Burson) Ferry died August 5, 2011 at Henry Ford Hospice. Formerly of Athens, Doris moved to Michigan following World War II. She was 97. 
Tuesday, August 9,2011
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Lisa M. Sorrell

Lisa M. Sorrell, 40, of Millfield, died Friday, August 5, 2011 at her residence.

Born May 6, 1971 in Athens, she was the daughter to Donald and Cheryl Johnson Dunn of Millfield.

Tuesday, August 9,2011
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Dorothy Frances Deem Whited

Dorothy Frances Deem Whited, 82 of The Plains passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born February 24, 1929 in Mineral Wells, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Britton and Viola Lyons Deem.
Tuesday, August 9,2011
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Bonnie E. Rand

Bonnie E. Rand, 68, of Athens, died Sunday morning, August 7, 2011 at her home. Born June 18, 1943 in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Donald Vincent and Olive Mae Waite Rand.
Thursday, August 4,2011
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Lorraine F. Lynn

Lorraine F. Lynn of Marion, NC, formerly of Athens and Waverly, Ohio, passed away on July 28, 2011 at her residence surrounded by her family. Mrs. Lynn, the daughter of Arthur Leroy and Vera Dickerson Fisher, was born in Muscatine, Iowa, Nov. 23, 1913.
Wednesday, August 3,2011
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F. Gene Samples

F. Gene Samples passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital from cancer. He made his home in Athens.
Monday, August 1,2011
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Robert W. “Bob” Jone

Robert W. “Bob” Jones, 62, of Nelsonville died Saturday morning, July 30, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born July 1, 1949 in Athens County he was the son of the late David and Genevieve Mary Stover Jones.
Friday, July 29,2011
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Beverly Sue Bobo

Beverly Sue Bobo, 56, of Abington, Virginia formerly of Athens died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in Wellmont Regional Medical Center, Bristol, Tenn. Born May 3, 1955 in Athens, she is the daughter of Elmer W. Bobo of Abington, Va. and the late Edith Naomi Hartman Bobo. She was a graduate of Athens High School and had lived in Abington for 16 years.
Friday, July 29,2011
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Richard Alan Bagley

Richard Alan Bagley, 48, of New Marshfield died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born June 17, 1963 in Spangler, Pa., he was the son of the late Richard Paul and Janet Irene Somogyi Bagley.
Thursday, July 28,2011
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Pamela E. Drake

Pamela E. Drake, 52 of New Marshfield died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born June 12, 1959 in Akron, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Madeline Cork.
Thursday, July 28,2011
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Dorothy Landis

Dorothy Landis, 91, of Athens went to Heaven Thursday morning, July 28, 2011 at her home. Born March 21, 1920 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Addison and Hazel Dunfee Baker.
Thursday, July 28,2011
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Althea G. Whaley

Althea G. Whaley passed away Wednesday morning, July 27, 2011 at her home in Athens, Ohio with her family at her bedside.

Tuesday, July 26,2011
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Howard I. Mayle

Howard I. Mayle, 80, of Amesville, died Saturday evening, July 23, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born August 26, 1930 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Garfield and Annastein Rush Mayle and step son of Goldie Mayle of Amesville.
Monday, July 25,2011
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Paul Gilbert Johnson

Paul Gilbert Johnson, 67, of Nelsonville, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2011 at his residence. He was born December 23, 1943 in Nelsonville, son of the late Gilbert and Betty Womsley Johnson.
Friday, July 22,2011
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Stephen “Steve” Kukoleck

Stephen “Steve” Kukoleck, 80, of Athens, Ohio passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 20, 2011.

Steve is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Sharon (nee Barnhart); three daughters- Ann Grasso of Athens, Connie McIntosh of Huntington, Indiana, and Diane Haley of Holly Springs, Mississippi; and two sons- Stephen Jr. of Cleveland and Scott Tolliver of Dayton. Steve and Sharon have ten grandchildren and two great granddaughters.

Friday, July 22,2011
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Wanda Rose

Wanda Rose, 98, of Athens died Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2011 at Concord Health and Retirement Center, Wheelersburg. Born January 21, 1913 in Stewart, she was the daughter of the late John and Iva Fay Gray Barrows.
Tuesday, July 19,2011
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Mary Annabell Hart

Mary Annabell Hart, 70, of Athens died Sunday, July 17, 2011 from injuries received in an automobile accident near Albany.

Born November 28, 1940 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late John and Violet Misner Ewing.
Monday, July 18,2011
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Fred Lucious Hart

Fred Lucious Hart, 72, of Athens died Monday, January 18, 2011 at Ohio State Hospital in Columbus.

Born February 10, 1939 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Floyd and Jessie Tittle Hart.

Monday, July 18,2011
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Ray Edward Wagner

Ray Edward Wagner, 81, of Athens, passed from this Earthly life on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital after a very brief battle with cancer surrounded by members of his family and dear friends.
Monday, July 18,2011
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Charles “Pee Wee” Shields

Charles “Pee Wee” Shields was born April 14, 1936 at home in Athens, OH. After a two month battle with malignant melanoma Charlie died peacefully on June 22, 2011 in Oceanside CA.
Friday, July 15,2011
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John T. Adams

John T. Adams, 52, New Marshfield, passed away Wednesday July 13, 2011, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital emergency room.
Friday, July 15,2011
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Robert Hull Sutton

Robert Hull Sutton, 86, of Athens died Wednesday July 13, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born February 10, 1925 in Athens, he was the son of the late Clarence Wilson and Roberta Hull Sutton.
Friday, July 15,2011
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Jack L. Sedwick

Jack L. Sedwick, 72, of The Plains, was welcomed home into the loving arms of his Savior, Monday evening, July 11, 2011 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born December 11, 1938 in Amesville, he was the son of the late Basil R. and Dorothy Smith Sedwick.
Thursday, July 14,2011
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Augusta Mae “Gussie” Barnhart

Augusta Mae “Gussie” Barnhart, 81, of Athens, passed away peacefully, July 13, 2011 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by many loving friends.

Born February 17, 1930 in Blacklick, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Blanche Perry Barnhart.
Monday, July 11,2011
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Phyllis Louise Bennett

Phyllis Louise Bennett, 58, of The Plains, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens. She was born February 10, 1953 in Nelsonville, daughter of Shirley Louise Koons Sayre of Athens and the late Foster Moody Sayre.

Monday, July 11,2011
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Bruce G. Baird

Bruce G. Baird, 62, of Frazeysburg, Ohio, formerly of Athens, Ohio died Friday morning, July 8, 2011 at his home. Born September 5, 1948 in Athens he was the son of the late Pete and Betty (Nelson) Baird and was a 1966 graduate of Athens High School.
Thursday, July 7,2011
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Janice Arma Bush

Janice Arma Bush, 71, formerly of Athens, passed away, Wednesday afternoon, July 6, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born April 17, 1940 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late George Merrill and Kathleen F. Cundiff Young.
Tuesday, July 5,2011
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Martha Frum Crabtree

Martha Frum Crabtree, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and aunt passed away June 30, 2011 following a brief illness. She was born September 25, 1936, in Athens, Ohio to Virgil and Fanny (Drescher) Frum. A 1954 graduate of Athens High School, she was a lifelong Athens resident.
Tuesday, July 5,2011
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Gladys Leona Findling

Gladys Leona Findling, 95, of Athens passed away Thursday afternoon, June 30, 2011 at Kimes Nursing & Rehab Center, Athens. Born December 15, 1915 in Meigs County at Sumner, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie Gaul Koehler.
Tuesday, July 5,2011
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Carol M. Stotts Hart Bowser

Carol M. Stotts Hart Bowser, 70 of The Plains, died Thursday morning, June 30, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born September 24, 1940 in Amesville, she was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Blanche V. Rupe Stotts.
Wednesday, June 29,2011
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Melanie J. Stright

Melanie J. Stright, 56, of Sterling, Va., formerly of Athens, died Tuesday afternoon, June 28, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born Sept. 6, 1954 in Nelsonville, she is the daughter of Marjorie Lowry Stright of Athens and the late Daniel Halbert Stright, Sr.

Monday, June 27,2011
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Flora (Evelyn) Wingrove (Naughty Nurse)

Flora (Evelyn) Wingrove (Naughty Nurse), 70, of Athens, OH, formerly of Shade, OH went home to be with our heavenly father on June 18, 2011, surrounded by her family. Born December 30, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Harley and Carrie Gilland Whaley of Shade, OH.
Monday, June 27,2011
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Elizabeth Dean Hudspeth

Elizabeth Dean Hudspeth, 82, of Athens, Ohio passed away Thursday morning June 23, 2011 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born January 26, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was the daughter of the late Hugh Sumner and Mayrena Dean Hickerson. She was a retired registered nurse.
Monday, June 27,2011
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Elizabeth A. Dakin

Elizabeth A. Dakin of Athens, 91, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Athens. Born August 14, 1919, in Cadillac, Michigan, she was the second in a family of four daughters of Lud W. and Amelia C. Lofgren Burch.

Friday, June 24,2011
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Howard Henry Wicke

Dr. Howard Henry Wicke, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Ohio University, died June 6, 2011 at Duke University Medical Center from complications of a stroke.
Wednesday, June 22,2011
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William F. Story

William F. Story, 75, Athens, passed away Wednesday June 22, 2011, at the Veterans Hospital in Chillicothe.

Born May 18, 1936, at Hemlock Grove, in Meigs Co. he was the son of the late Francis J. and Flossie B. Midkiff Story. He was a 1954 graduate of Pomeroy High School, was a army veteran, serving with the 205th MP Company. He retired from Abex.

Wednesday, June 22,2011
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Erick "DJ EZ E" Noble

Erick " DJ EZ E" Noble passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in Stewart, Ohio.

Erick leaves to cherish his memories his children, Tyler, Brianna, Cienna, Kaila and Payton; his loving mother, Diane Noble-Bell, and his father, John Wooten, both of Painesville, Ohio. He leaves his very special friend and life partner, Jennifer Seel of Stewart, Ohio; siblings, and other family and friends.

Monday, June 20,2011
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Grace M. Colmer

Grace M. Colmer, 97, of Athens, died Wednesday evening, June 15, 2011 at Arcadia Nursing Home. Born October 18, 1913 in Coolville, she was the daughter of the late Campbell and Arminta Boso Russell.
Thursday, June 16,2011
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Catherine L. (Boster) Chapman

Catherine L. (Boster) Chapman, 80, of Athens Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 16, 2011 after a brief stay at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Huntington, West Virginia on October 28, 1930 to Ocal Desmond and Mary Caroline (Mathis) Boster.
Wednesday, June 15,2011
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Gertrude (Trudy) Welling


A memorial service for Gertrude (Trudy) Welling, who passed away on June 14, 2011, will be held on Saturday, July 2, at 11:00 a.m. at Alexander Presbyterian Church.  A luncheon at the church will be held following the service.

Tuesday, June 14,2011
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Viola Vicky Gloeckner

Viola "Vicky" Gloeckner, 84, Albany, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2011, at her residence.

Born November 15, 1926,  in Vinton County, she was the daughter of the late John and Winifred Barnes O'Riley.
Tuesday, June 14,2011
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Eugene Swart

Eugene Swart, 78, New Marshfield, passed away Sunday June 12, 2011, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.

Born May 2, 1933, in Athens County, he was the son of the late William Henry and Lelah Hull Swart. Eugene was an army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Monday, June 13,2011
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Alexander Christiansen

Alexander Christiansen, too precious for Earth, made a brief appearance in our physical world on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Odense University Hospital in Odense, Denmark. Alexander is the beloved son of Torben and Katie Christiansen.
Wednesday, June 8,2011
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Sara Catherine Wilson

Sara Catherine Wilson, 93, of Athens, died early Tuesday morning, June 7, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains, Ohio. She was a former resident of Indianapolis, Indiana; Strongsville, Ohio; and Gwinn, Michigan. Born November 6, 1917 in Ebensburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Edna Maley Swinter.
Wednesday, June 8,2011
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Leslie Cloyd Koon, III

Leslie Cloyd Koon III, infant son of Elizabeth Ann Russell and Leslie Cloyd Koon, Jr. of Belpre, passed away June 4, 2011 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Tuesday, June 7,2011
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Ala Marcella McGrath

Ala Marcella McGrath, 74, of Athens, died Monday, June 6, 2011, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.    

Born November 30, 1936, in Athens County, she was the daughter ofthe late Gaylord and Arietta Starr Radcliff. She was a homemaker, a member of Bates Church and Shade Community Senior Citizens.

Monday, June 6,2011
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Thomas R. LeMay

Thomas R. LeMay, 81, McArthur, passed away Sunday June 5, 2011, at Twin Maples Nursing Center.

He was born October 12, 1929, in Mt Sterling, the son of the late James and Laura Burchnell LeMay. He began working at Western Union, then went into auto body painting, and later was a construction worker.
Friday, June 3,2011
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Dawn White

Dawn White, 81, of Athens, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at her home. Born October 15, 1929 in Columbus, she was the daughter of the late Adolph B. and Anna Marie Sufronko Earich.
Friday, June 3,2011
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Edward Belsho

Edward Belsho, 85, formerly of Athens, died Saturday May 28, 2011 at The Villages, Florida where he had been a resident for several years. Born September 27, 1925 in Orange, Ohio, near Cleveland, he was the son of the late Vincent and Margaret Orban Belsho.
Wednesday, June 1,2011
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Stanley "Doc" Smathers

Stanley "Doc" Smathers, 80, of Athens, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on May 31, 2011 at his home.

Born January 13, 1931 in Buchtel, he was the son of the late Carl A. and Grace E. Bryson Smathers.
Tuesday, May 31,2011
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Dorothy Mae Bolen

Dorothy Mae Bolen, 97, Langsville, was called home to be with her Lord and her loved ones on Monday, May 30, 2011. She was born on August 4, 1913, in Columbus, to Charles and Minnie Perry.
Tuesday, May 31,2011
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Marian Ruth (Rolls) Stamler

Marian Ruth (Rolls) Stamler passed away quietly in her sleep on May 25, 2011 at Kimes Nursing and Rehab in Athens, Ohio after a hard fought battle with emphysema and chronic bronchitis. She maintained her dignity, grace and an amazing sense of humor until the end.
Tuesday, May 31,2011
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William C. “Bill” Woellner

William C. “Bill” Woellner passed away at his home Saturday, May 28, 2011 after a brave struggle with cancer. Friends may join Betty and Kelsey Woellner on Monday June 6, 2011 at 5:30 PM for a memorial at Canaanville United Methodist Church with Rev. James Lambert officiating followed by a celebration of Bill’s life at Holt BMW.
Tuesday, May 31,2011
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Alex O. Thio

Alex O. Thio, Ph.D., retired professor of sociology at Ohio University, died Friday, May 27, 2011 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born July 2, 1937 in Penange, Malaysia, he was the son of the late Thio Chan Tek and Lim Siew Paik.
Wednesday, May 25,2011
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Kaylen Michelle Young

Kaylen Michelle Young, 4, of The Plains, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

Born May 30, 2006 in Athens, she was the beloved daughter of Craig Young and Crystal Westerviller. 

Tuesday, May 24,2011
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Jane Smith Wood

Jane Smith Wood (nee Maccombs), 85, died unexpectedly May 22 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus Ohio after having suffered a sudden heart attack. Born February 2, 1926, Jane was an honor graduate of Athens High School and of Ohio University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi.
Monday, May 23,2011
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Erma Guess

Erma Guess, 84, formerly of Albany, arrived safe and sound in Heaven to begin her new eternal life with her Lord Jesus Christ. Erma was born March 5, 1927 in Albany, Ohio to Lewis and Mary Cooper Barnhouse.
Monday, May 23,2011
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Ellen Marie Hartman

Ellen Marie Hartman, 102, of The Plains died Sunday evening, May 22, 2011 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born June 30, 1908 in Albany, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Lelia A. Crane Woodyard.
Monday, May 23,2011
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Justin R. Robinson

Justin R. Robinson, 32, of Shade, died Saturday evening, May 21, 2011 as the result of an automobile accident. Born July 25, 1978 in Athens, he is the son of John H. and Myra L. Webb Robinson, Jr. of Shade.
Friday, May 20,2011
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Barbara Shaulis

Barbara L. Shaulis, 71, of Albany, died Friday, May 20, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born July 19, 1939 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Alba and Gertrude Cooper Kyle. She was an Albany High School graduate.

Tuesday, May 17,2011
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Larry E. “Skooter” Clift

Larry E. "Skooter" Clift, 49, of Athens, died Thursday evening, May 12, 2011 at his home. Born August 8, 1961 in Marietta, he was the son of the late Okey E. and Mary Elizabeth Ruddleston Clift. He graduated from Warren Local High School in 1979 and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.
Tuesday, May 17,2011
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Delores Ellen White

Delores Ellen White, 90, of Athens, died Saturday May 14, 2011 at Baptist Health Medical Center, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Born December 1, 1920 in Greens Run, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Cashis Thurman and Grace Mae Wyatt Judson.
Tuesday, May 17,2011
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Betty Sager

Betty Sager, 80, of Millfield, died Sunday May 15, 2011 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born November 6, 1929 in Great Falls, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Bezola and Essie Mae Killian Poteat.

Tuesday, May 17,2011
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Daniel H. Stright

Daniel H. Stright, 90 of Athens, died Monday morning, May 16, 2011 at his home. Born November 20, 1920 in New Marshfield, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Helen Powell Stright.
Monday, May 16,2011
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Elizabeth Bolin Cuckler

Elizabeth Bolin Cuckler, 92, of Athens died Friday afternoon, May 13, 2011 at The Lindley Inn, The Plains. Born September 14, 1918 in Trimble, she was the daughter of the late Ivyl C. and Adelia White Dunlevy.
Friday, May 13,2011
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Helen M. Tippie

Helen M. Tippie, 78, of Athens, died Thursday morning, May 12, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center.

Born March 8, 1933 in Pomeroy, she was the daughter of the late Delbert C. and Marie C. Morrison Williams. She was a 1952 graduate of Rome-Canaan High School.
Friday, May 13,2011
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Donna P. Adams

Donna P. Adams, 70, of Athens, died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.
Thursday, May 12,2011
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Walter Robert “Bob” Brown

Walter Robert “Bob” Brown, 80, of Athens, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Kimes Nursing and Rehab Center, Athens. Born July 30, 1930 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Walter A. and Alice Leona Mingus Brown.
Thursday, May 12,2011
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Calvin E. Whiteside

Calvin E. Whiteside, 85, of The Plains, died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. 

Born September 20, 1925 in Bloomfield, Illinois, he was the son of the late James Grant and Grace Pfleuger.

Thursday, May 12,2011
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Ardith V. Hart

Ardith V. Hart, 94, of Athens, died Wednesday morning May 11, 2011 at Kimes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Athens.
Thursday, May 12,2011
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David Burcher

David Allen Burcher, 61, of Amesville, went to be with his heavenly father Wednesday evening, May 11, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center. Born September 4, 1949 in Amesville, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Freda Davis Burcher. He was an avid gunsmith, outdoorsman, and was a man of God.
Tuesday, May 10,2011
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Roger Grant Pedigo

Roger Grant Pedigo, 80, of Athens, died Monday evening, May 9, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born Sept. 7, 1930 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Dr. Rudolph and Mary Crook Pedigo of Lancaster.
Tuesday, May 10,2011
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Walter L. Braley

Walter L. Braley, 74, of Athens, died Monday morning, May 9, 2011 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born November 8, 1936 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Mack R. and Gladys E. Phillips Braley.
Monday, May 9,2011
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Clara Belle Van Nest,

Clara Belle Van Nest, 75, of Albany, died peacefully Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Kimes Nursing and Rehab Center, Athens, surrounded by her loved ones. Born June 19, 1935 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Lowell V. and Helen Nelson Lowery and her step-mother, Margaret Lowery.
Monday, May 9,2011
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Clair E. Meeks

Clair E. Meeks, 77, of Athens, passed away Sunday May 8, 2011, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home.

He was born September 21, 1933, in Meigs Co. and raised in Athens County, the son of the late Everett and Hazel Morris Meeks. 

Monday, May 9,2011
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Linda Lenigar Gaddis

Linda Lenigar Gaddis, 63, passed away April 29, 2011 at the Fairfield Medical Center. She was born May 17, 1947 in Athens, the daughter of the late Russell and Martha (McNutt) Lenigar.
Wednesday, May 4,2011
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James W. "Bus" Rickard

James W. "Bus" Rickard, 89, Albany, passed away Wednesday May 4, 2011, at his residence. He was born May 6, 1921, in Letart, WV. the son of the late Reuben and Artie Mae Hoffman Rickard. 
Monday, May 2,2011
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James Lyon Mayer

James Lyon Mayer, 92, of Athens, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011 at The Lindley Inn, The Plains. He was a six year resident of Athens.
Monday, May 2,2011
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Robert Clarence Hillyer

Robert Clarence Hillyer, 93, of Chauncey, died Saturday morning, April 30, 2011 at his home. Born January 8, 1918 in Chauncey, he was the son of the late Robert H. and Olive Hopkins Hillyer.

Monday, May 2,2011
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Arthur L. “Art” Chiki

Arthur L. “Art” Chiki, 86 of Athens passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Kimes Nursing and Rehab Center after an extended illness.

Born May 20, 1924 in Sugar Creek, Athens County he was the son of the late Joseph and Katie (Ference) Chiki.  He was a 1942 graduate of Chauncey Dover High School. He was a WW II veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps.

Monday, May 2,2011
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William Bailey Biggs, D.D.S.

William Bailey Biggs, D.D.S., 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Born in Dickenson County, Virginia on February 7,1920, Bill was a long time resident of Athens, Ohio. He spent the past year living with his daughter and son-in-law in Upper Arlington.
Friday, April 29,2011
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Jack Burson Friess

Jack Burson Friess of Athens, died Friday morning, April 29, 2011 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born March 31, 1922 in Toledo, he was the son of the late Clarence and Gladys Burson Friess.

Wednesday, April 27,2011
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Jerry L. Markin

Jerry L. Markin, 58, Albany, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at his residence, after a battle with lung cancer. He was born April 19, 1953, in Athens, the son of Shirley McDonald Markin of Albany.
Wednesday, April 27,2011
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Jean Harper Locke

Jean Harper Locke went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday April 24, 2011, Easter Sunday. Born June 22, 1918 in Wellston Ohio, she was affectionately referred to as “Wilma Jean” by her parents, the late Ed and Margaret Harper and those close to her.

Wednesday, April 27,2011
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Vickie E. Bethscheider

Vickie E. Bethscheider, 65, Athens, passed away Friday April 22, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

She was born in Millfield, on October 15, 1945, the daughter of the late Clarence Willis and Delores Moody Grant.
Friday, April 22,2011
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Wilmont (Wil) Hollis Chandler

Wilmont Hollis Chandler (Wil), passed away April 21 in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by family and friends, after a heroic battle with cancer. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and pillar of the Athens community, he will be sorely missed by all.
Friday, April 22,2011
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Ora Evelyn Gilkey

Ora Evelyn Gilkey, 94, of Athens died Thursday noon, April 21, 2011 at Arcadia Nursing Center, Coolville. Born November 14, 1916 in Carthage Township, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Emerson and Annis Davis Dye.
Thursday, April 21,2011
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Otto Eugene Adams, Jr.

Otto Eugene Adams, Jr., better known as Gene Adams, died in the early morning of April 15, 2011 at Kimes Nursing Home. He was the beloved husband of Mary Adams and caring father of Cynthia, John, Virginia and Margaret Adams. All of us including his two adult grandsons deeply miss him.
Tuesday, April 19,2011
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James "Brad" McLain

James "Brad" McLain, 43, of New Marshfield, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at his home. Born January 2, 1968 in Nelsonville, he was the son of George V. (Claudia) McLain and the late Rebecca L. Mace Gross.
Monday, April 18,2011
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Kevin R. Coen

Kevin R. Coen, 51, of Shade, died Sunday morning, April 17, 2011 at the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. Born October 17, 1959 in Athens, he was the son of the late Daine Story Coen and Patricia Coen Rankin and his step father Allen Rankin of Shade.
Monday, April 18,2011
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Raymond A. Dunfee

Raymond A. Dunfee, 84, of Athens, died Monday morning, April 18, 2011 at his home. Born October 12, 1926 in Athens, he was the son of the late Herman Shotwell Dunfee and Evelyn Juanita Huggins Dunfee.
Monday, April 18,2011
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Elizabeth J. Betty Quinn

Elizabeth J. Betty Quinn, 86, of Amesville, died early Monday morning, April 18, 2011 at OBleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born October 30, 1924 in Rome Township, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late William and Olive Copeland Morrison.
Thursday, April 14,2011
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Patty K. Crawford

Patty K. Crawford, 59, Albany, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born September 14, 1951, in Middletown, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Murphy and Elsie Smith Hensley.
Wednesday, April 13,2011
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Shirley D. Dean

Shirley D. Dean, 76, Albany, went to be with her Lord on April 11, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, after a brief illiness.

Tuesday, April 12,2011
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Fredia Javins Stalder Christian

Fredia Javins Stalder Christian, 78, of Millfield, passed from this life April 11, 2011 at her home after losing her battle with a short illness.
Friday, April 8,2011
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Pauline Edna Smith

Pauline Edna Smith, 90, of Amesville died Friday morning, April 8, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born December 20, 1920 in Broadwell, she was the daughter of the late Frank Earl and Mamie Mae Sprouse Roberts.
Wednesday, April 6,2011
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Margaret Marie

Margaret Marie "Marg" Miller, 69, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, April 6, 2011 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born February 7, 1942 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Edith Leora Secoy and Albert Perry and Franklin Delbert Lee.

Wednesday, April 6,2011
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Robert L. Powers, Sr.

Robert L. Powers, Sr., 77, of The Plains, died Monday, April 4, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born Sept. 11, 1933 in Walton, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Clifford B. and Burdetta Feagan Powers.
Tuesday, April 5,2011
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James H. Hoon

A public visitation for James H. ”Jim” Hoon has been scheduled for Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at Jagers & Sons Funeral Home, Athens. Family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, April 5,2011
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Betty L. Crow

Betty L. Crow, 87 of The Plains, died Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Traditions at Mill Run, Hilliard, Ohio. Born May 20, 1923 in Greene Co., PA, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Goldie Powers Denman.
Tuesday, April 5,2011
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Martha Elnora Cooley

Martha Elnora Cooley passed away April 3, 2011 surrounded by family and friends. She was 86.
Monday, April 4,2011
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Marie Farley Kraemer

Word has been received that Marie Farley Kraemer, 81 of Parma, Ohio formerly of Athens passed away Friday, April 1, 2011 after an extended illness. Born June 13, 1929 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late John and Bertine Farley.
Thursday, March 31,2011
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Genevieve “Genny” Harvey

Genevieve “Genny” Harvey, 71, of Albany, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 29, 2011 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born July 19, 1939 in Leon, WV, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Edna S. Hart.
Thursday, March 31,2011
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Francoise Whitmer

Francoise Whitmer died March 29, 2011 at Riverside Hospital surrounded by her beloved daughters and sons-in-law. She was born in Paris, France April 2, 1929. She grew up during the Nazi occupation of France. 
Tuesday, March 29,2011
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Bernice Goldsberry

Bernice Adeline Goldsberry, age 97 years and 6 months, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains. Bernice was born to Leslie and Minnie Weiss Kittle on September 5, 1913 near Jacksonville, Ohio.

Monday, March 28,2011
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Edward J. “Ed” Waldron

Edward J. “Ed” Waldron, 61, of Albany passed away, Saturday March 26, 2011 at his home. Born December 18, 1949 in VanWert, he was the son of the late Harold L. and Maxaline M. Debacher Waldron. Ed was a retired Sergeant with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Monday, March 21,2011
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Theresa J. Bailey

Theresa J. Bailey, 51, New Marshfield, passed away Sunday March 20, 2011, at her residence. Born November 27, 1959 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Goff and Leathel Isabell Misner Rice. She was a homemaker.
Monday, March 21,2011
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Thomas E. “Ed” Matteson

Thomas E. “Ed” Matteson, 56, of Guysville, died Sunday evening, March 20, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born December 19, 1954 in Parkersburg, WV to Dolores M. Evers Matteson of Parkersburg, WV and the late Frederick T. Matteson.
Monday, March 21,2011
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Elmer D. Ewing

Elmer D. Ewing, 64, of Second Street in Jacksonville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday afternoon, March 18, 2011 at his home surrounded by his girlies, buddy boy and his dog Princess by his side.
Monday, March 21,2011
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Theresa Bailey

Theresa Bailey, 51, of New Marshfield, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2011, at her residence.  Arrangements will be announced by Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home.
Thursday, March 17,2011
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Edith Irene Garrett

Edith Irene Garrett, 83, of The Plains, died February 14, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born May 8, 1927 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Robert H. and Olive Hopkins Hillyer.
Wednesday, March 16,2011
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Brenda Cullison

Brenda Cullison, 44 Jacksonville, passed away Tuesday March 15, 2011, at her residence.

Born February 7, 1967, in Chillicothe she was the daughter of  Mary Ruth Mitchell Young of Shade and the late Darrell W. Young.

Wednesday, March 16,2011
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Charles W. “Charlie” Hawk

Charles W. “Charlie” Hawk, 73, of Athens died Tuesday afternoon, March 15, 2011 at his daughter’s home in Frankfort, after a courage battle with cancer. Born May 25, 1937 in Athens, he was the son of the late Charles W. “Willie” and Eleanor Catherine Stephens Hawk.
Wednesday, March 16,2011
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Theodore A. “Al” “Deadeye” Sharpe

Theodore A. “Al” “Deadeye” Sharpe, 66, of The Plains, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at his home. Born April 3, 1944 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Theodore William and Ellen Allgood Sharpe.
Wednesday, March 16,2011
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Mary Beth Oberlin

Mary Beth Oberlin, 60, of The Plains, died Saturday morning, March 12, 2011 at Kimes Nursing and Rehab Center, Athens. Born November 16, 1950 in Massillon, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Marjorie Ponn Oberlin.
Tuesday, March 15,2011
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Denzle Stanley

Denzle Stanley, 84, Albany, Services for Denzle Stanley will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, with Dr. Walt Goble officiating.  Burial will be in Wells Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.


Tuesday, March 15,2011
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Gerald E. McKinley

Gerald E. McKinley, 77, of Marion, formerly of Amesville, died Friday, March 11, 2011 at Partners of Marion with family by his side. He was born April 28, 1933 in Amesville to the late Pearl Ralph and Ruth Elizabeth Carrington McKinley.
Wednesday, March 9,2011
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Mildred Allen Bleigh

Mildred Allen Bleigh, a long time resident of Tulane Road in Athens, died Tuesday March 8, 2011 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Born in Danville, West Virginia January 22, 1928, she was the youngest daughter of William H. and Emma “Nell” Stovall Allen.

Monday, March 7,2011
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Brandon Tad Grover, Jr.

Brandon Tad Grover, Jr., passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, following a recent illness. He was a business and community leader in the Athens area for many years.

Monday, March 7,2011
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William D. Huntsman

William D. Huntsman, 86, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Ohio University, died March 4, 2011, at Grant Hospital, Columbus OH. He was born on March 1, 1925, in the hills of Washington County, Ohio, to Floyd and Leona Huntsman.
Monday, March 7,2011
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Betty L. Harris

Betty L. Harris, 87, of The Plains, died Saturday morning, March 5, 2011 at Russell’s Nursing Center, Albany. Born January 23, 1924 in Junction City, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Garnet Linscott Eckard.
Monday, March 7,2011
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Lana Shumway

Lana Shumway, 70, of Millfield, died Tuesday morning, March 1, 2011 at Fairfield Medical Center. She was born June 7, 1940 in Chauncey.

There will be no services observed, arrangements are by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home where you may send the family a message of sympathy at www.hughesmoquinfuneralhome.com.
Wednesday, March 2,2011
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Haze Hudnell

Haze Hudnell, 93, Albany, went to be with the Lord and his departed Loved Ones on the 28th day of February 2011.

Haze was the son of the late Dessie Carsey and Winfield Hudnell. He was born and raised in Hebbardsville, Ohio. He retired after 35 years of service with Diamond Stone Quarry in Albany. Later Haze worked for Morris Excavating.

Monday, February 28,2011
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Paul Richard Sands

Paul Richard Sands passed away on February 27, 2011. He was born in Athens, Ohio on March 26, 1917.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife of more than 60 years, Lillian (Cumley) Sands, his parents, Jess and Lenora Sands, brothers- Robert and Parker Sands and a nephew, Eric Jones. Paul was also preceded in death by a paternal aunt, Nelle Sands, who helped to raise his brothers and him.

Monday, February 28,2011
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Rose Marie Chambers

Rose Marie Chambers, 72, of Athens, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, February 26, 2011, in Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Born September 11, 1938 in Athens, daughter of the late Earl and Mabel Hawk Dailey.

Monday, February 28,2011
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Thomas A. Winner

Thomas A. Winner, 89, of The Plains, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born April 20, 1921 in Sharpsburg, he was the son of the late Lesley Dow and Hattie Davis Winner.
Monday, February 28,2011
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Roger A. Christian

Roger A. Christian, 60, of Chauncey, died Friday, February 25, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born December 24, 1950 in Athens County, he was the son of the late James R. and Donna Starkey Christian.
Monday, February 28,2011
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P. Leighton Conkling

P. Leighton Conkling, Ohio University Professor Emeritus of Music, 83, of Millfield, passed away Friday morning, February 25, 2011 at his home. Born July 29, 1927 in Marion, Indiana, he was the son of the late Roscoe B. and Olive Cleo Green Conkling.
Friday, February 25,2011
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Katherine Ruth (Dowler) Brown

Katherine Ruth (Dowler) Brown, 79, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Kimes Nursing and Rehabitation Center in Athens.

Born March 11, 1931, in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Nellie Evener Dowler.

Wednesday, February 23,2011
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Michael Kinnard

Michael Morgan Kinnard, 53, passed away unexpectedly early Tuesday morning at his home in Athens.
Tuesday, February 22,2011
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Dorothy E. Richards

Dorothy E. Richards, 74, of Coolville, passed away Sunday evening, February 20, 2011 at The Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus. Born December 31, 1936 in Butler, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Paul A. and Bertha V. Myers Stewart.
Monday, February 21,2011
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Bryan J-Roy Graham

Bryan J-Roy Graham passed away on February 19, 2011 at his home in Crandall, Texas.

Bryan was preceded in death by his mother Sandra Jo Ann of Crandall, Tx; grandfather Herschel Baucom of Crandall, Tx; and grandmother Jane Graham.

Monday, February 21,2011
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George L. Douglas, Sr.

George L. Douglas, Sr., 58, of Stewart, died Monday morning, February 21, 2011 at his home.Born December 4, 1952 in Athens County, he was the son of Juanita Hart Douglas of Stewart and the late Paul Douglas. He was a member of the Redmen Lodge.
Monday, February 21,2011
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Jonathan J. Salzman

Jonathan J. Salzman, 27, of Millfield, passed away, Sunday, February 20, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born September 26, 1983 in Bedford, Ohio, he was the son of Bernard S. and Celeste V. Salzman of Millfield.
Monday, February 21,2011
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Melvin W. Walls

Melvin W. Walls, 76, of Athens, died Saturday evening, February 19, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born March 18, 1934 in Athens, he was the son of the late James W. and Edna M. Davis Walls.
Tuesday, February 15,2011
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John W. Carsey

John W. Carsey, 67, Albany, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at his residence. Born August 29, 1943, in Athens County, he was the son of the late Wayne and Lucille Willard Carsey. He was an a
Tuesday, February 15,2011
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Clara Ashworth

Clara Ashworth, 87, Albany, passed away Monday, February 14, 2011, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.

Born June 5, 1923, in Sabina, Ohio, she was athe daughter of the late Fred and Amy Hubbard Thompson. She was retired from the McBee Company.
Tuesday, February 15,2011
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Yvonne M. Grant

Yvonne M. Grant, 67, of Millfield, passed away Monday morning, February 14, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born August 2, 1943 in Millfield, she was the daughter of the late Allen
Tuesday, February 15,2011
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Paul O. Kail

Paul O. Kail, 84, of Athens passed away Saturday, February 12, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his family. Born November 11, 1926 in Athens, he was the son of the late V.O. and Audrey Ralph Kail.
Friday, February 11,2011
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William L. Stout

William L. Stout, 94, Albany, passed away Friday February 11, 2011 at Overbrook Center in Middleport, Ohio.

Born January 4, 1917, in Columbia Twp. Meigs Co. he was the son of the late Howard and Carrie Bobo Stout.  He was a retired construction worker, farmer, and bus driver.
Thursday, February 10,2011
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Betty J. Foster

Betty J. Foster of The Plains died Wednesday morning, February 9, 2011 at Crestview Manor, Lancaster. Born September 15, 1926 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Sylvia B. Huston Cochran, Sr.
Wednesday, February 9,2011
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J. William “Bill” Roberson

J. William “Bill” Roberson, 94, of Etowah, Tennessee, formerly of Athens, died Monday, February 7, 2011 at his home. Born February 20, 1916 in Nelsonville, he was the son of the late John William and Ginny Bess Roberson.
Monday, February 7,2011
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Vernon L. “Junior” Ackley

Vernon L. “Junior” Ackley, 78, of Athens died Saturday evening, February 5, 2011 at his home. Born April 4, 1932 in Hebbardsville, he was the son of the late Vern V. and Sadie Morris.
Monday, February 7,2011
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Francis B. Castor

Francis B. Castor, 89, of Hamden, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2011 at VA Medical Center, Chillicothe. Arrangements are by Garrett-Cardaras Funeral Home, 201 W. High St., McArthur.
Friday, February 4,2011
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Alice C. Cheatham

Alice C. Cheatham, 75, of The Plains, passed away Thursday evening, February 3, 2011 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.

Born July 20, 1935 in Mingo County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Susie Johnson Leedy.

Thursday, February 3,2011
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John D. Bridge

John D. Bridge, 81, of Athens, died Thursday, February 3, 2011 at his home. Born November 30, 1929 in New Marshfield, he was the son of the late Floyd L. and Gertrude Brewer Bridge.

He was a 1947 graduate of Waterloo High School and joined the US Navy in 1948 serving as a medic on the USS Consolation. He retired in 1990 from Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Company/American Electric Power after 38 years of service. 

Thursday, February 3,2011
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Wanda E. Clark

Wanda E. Clark, 87, New Marshfield, and Kimes Nursing & Rehailitation Center, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born August 29, 1923, in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mabel Prater Howson.  She had owned and operated Dicken Grocery and was a homemaker.
Thursday, February 3,2011
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Beatrice Hawk

Beatrice Hawk, 92, of Athens, died Wednesday afternoon, February 2, 2011 at Arcadia Nursing Home.

Born January 12, 1919 on West State Street in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Della Coen Lonas. She was a 1937 graduate of Rome-Canaan High School.
Wednesday, February 2,2011
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William Clifton “Bill” Malcom

William Clifton “Bill” Malcom died February 1, 2011 at the Gallipolis Developmental Center. He was born August 5, 1969 at the Sheltering Arms Hospital in Athens, Ohio. He was the son of Paul Scott and Marjorie Ann Malcom of Athens.
Wednesday, February 2,2011
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Clifford J. “Cliff” Nishimura

Clifford J. “Cliff” Nishimura, 59, of Millfield died Friday, January 28, 2011 at his home. Born March 1, 1951 in Denver, Colorado, he was the son of George Nishimura of Westminster, Colorado and the late Mitsuye Miyawaki Nishimura.
Friday, January 28,2011
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Harold E. Cartwright

Harold E. Cartwright, 84, of Athens, died Thursday afternoon, January 27, 2011 at his home. Born November 3, 1926 in Sabina, he was the son of the late Harley and Elizabeth McGinny Cartwright.
Wednesday, January 26,2011
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Donna M. Stover

Donna M. Stover, 77, of Athens died Tuesday evening, January 25, 2011 at her home. Born April 29, 1933 in Lottridge, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Gladys Bowers.
Wednesday, January 26,2011
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Connie Mayles

Connie Mayles, 74, Chauncey, passed away Wednesday January 26, 2011, at Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center, Pomeroy, Ohio.  Born December 10, 1936, in Albany, the daughter of the late Guy E. and Cora M. Hunkerford Lee. 
Wednesday, January 26,2011
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Karen Sue Armstrong

Karen Sue Armstrong, 67, nee Embrey, beloved wife of Kenneth, mother of Dylan Elspeth and Heather, grandmother of Andrea and Hannah, passed from this earthly existence Tuesday, January 25, 2011. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Irene and Reginald “Red” Embrey.
Tuesday, January 25,2011
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James E. “Buck” Mackie

James E. “Buck” Mackie, 67, of Athens died Monday evening, January 24, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born December 12, 1943 in Powhatan Point, Ohio, he was the son of the late James and Gretchen L. Edwards Mackie, Jr.
Thursday, January 20,2011
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Ronald Jewell

Ronald Jewell, 75, of Athens,Ohio, passed away early Wednesday morning, January 19, 2011,at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens. He was born in Carpenter, Ohio on September 12, 1935, the son of the late Clarence Pearl Jewell and Letha Steinmetz Jewell Cowan.
Thursday, January 20,2011
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Rev. George E. Halbirt

Rev. George E. Halbirt, 95, of Athens passed away, Thursday morning, January 20, 2011 at his home. Born November 20, 1915 in the family home at South Canaan Rd, Athens, he was the son of the late Grove and Mae Love Halbirt.
Wednesday, January 19,2011
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Elson R. “Dick” Munn

Elson R. “Dick” Munn, 71,  of Athens died Saturday, January 15, 2011 at his home. Born Sepember 16, 1939 in Albany, he was the son of the late Otis J. and Rebecca Bolin Munn.
Wednesday, January 19,2011
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D. Loree Barnes

D. Loree Barnes, 95, of Athens, died Wednesday, January 19, 2011 in McAllen, Texas following a brief illness. She was born March 3, 1915 in Ross County near Londonderry, Ohio to Newton E. Ice and Bessie M. (Fry) Ice.
Tuesday, January 18,2011
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Donald Maxwell Colbert

Donald Maxwell Colbert, formerly of St. Clairsville, died January 15, 2011 in Bakersfield, Calif., after a long illness. He was 79.
Tuesday, January 18,2011
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Jim Prouty

Jim Prouty passed away unexpectedly in his sleep Friday night. He was 64. Born in Zanesville, OH, December 4, 1946,  Jim was the son of Ray and Jean Prouty.  Jim graduated from Zanesville
Tuesday, January 18,2011
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Donald H. James Sr.

Donald H. James Sr. of South Point, Ohio, formerly of Athens, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2011. He was born November 17, 1928, in Nelsonville, the son of the late William T. and Mildred Baumgarner James.
Friday, January 14,2011
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Hazel M. “Skip” Dicken,

Hazel M. “Skip” Dicken, 76, of Athens died Wednesday morning, January 12, 2011 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Born October 22, 1934 in Morgan County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John and Grace Carpenter Deal. She was raised in the home of her late aunt, Lucille Carpenter.
Friday, January 14,2011
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Arthur Dale Apple

Arthur Dale Apple, 87, of Lancaster, formerly of Stewart and Cambridge, died Wednesday morning, January 12, 2011 at Crestview Manor, Lancaster. Born October 22, 1923 in Lebanon, Kansas, he was the son of the late James A. and Edna L. May Apple.
Friday, January 14,2011
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Billy Robert Neal

Billy Robert Neal, 84, of Nelsonville died Wednesday morning, January 12, 2011 at Mt. Carmel Hospital-West, Columbus. Born June 10, 1926 in Athens, he was the son of the late Waldo and Winnie Cline Neal.
Thursday, January 13,2011
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Della Mae Jewell

Della Mae Jewell, 72, Athens, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at Hickory Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born April 28, 1938, in Ashville, the daughter of the late Parker Elas and Lela Pearl Arnold Cook.
Wednesday, January 12,2011
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Carla E. Hanson

Carla E. Hanson, 82, died at The Lindley Inn in The Plains, Ohio early Tuesday morning, January 11, 2011 after a long illness. She was born in Sarles, North Dakota on September 15, 1928 and was a long time resident of Dayton, Ohio until moving to The Plains in 2008.
Wednesday, January 12,2011
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Clay S. Jordan

Clay S. Jordan, 86, of Pomeroy, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2010, at Holzer Medical Center. He was born August 4, 1924, in Salem Center, Meigs Co., the son of the late WilliamWalter and Anna Faye Williams Jordan.
Wednesday, January 12,2011
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Rose Howard Follrod

Rose Howard Follrod, 83, of Athens, died unexpectedly, January 12, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital after being transported there from Hickory Creek Nursing Center.
Tuesday, January 11,2011
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Maxine Thomas

Maxine Thomas, 64, of Chauncey, died Monday, January 10, 2011 at her home. Born on November 30, 1946 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late George and Patricia Blackford Bateman.
Monday, January 10,2011
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William E. Perine

William E. Perine, 67, of Athens died early Saturday morning, January 8, 2011 at his home. Born June 5, 1943 at his grandmother’s home in Happy Hollow, Perry County, he was the son of late Andy “AJ” and Garnet G. Wetzel Perine.

Monday, January 10,2011
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Garry E. Bruce

Garry E. Bruce, retired Captain with Athens City Fire Department, of The Plains died Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Select Specialty Hospital, Columbus. Born November 26, 1940 in Nelsonville, he was the son of the late Marion E. and Jennie Bell Fugitt Bruce.
Friday, January 7,2011
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Lawrence E. “Red’ Brooks

Lawrence E. “Red’ Brooks, 76, of Stewart, died Wednesday morning, January 5, 2011 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born May 1, 1934 in Athens, he was the son of the late Edward N. and Edna L. Timson Brooks.
Tuesday, January 4,2011
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Esther Ann Frost

Esther Ann Frost, 89, of Athens passed away Monday, January

3, 2011 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster. Born April 26, 1921 in Athens
County, she was the daughter of the late Grove and May Love Halbirt.

Tuesday, January 4,2011
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Freda Radliff Casdorph

Freda Radliff Casdorph, 58, Albany, passed away Monday January 3, 2011, in Athens.

Born December 15, 1952, in Martin Kentucky, the daughter of Bobby Jones and the late Martha Meizty Jones.  She was a a graduate of Alexander High School and was a registered nurse.

Monday, January 3,2011
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Howard Louis Beebe

Howard Louis Beebe, Ohio University Professor Emeritus of Music, passed away on Thursday after an extended battle with cancer. Professor Beebe was born on July 11, 1931 in Buffalo, New York.
Monday, January 3,2011
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Grace Eileen Cunningham Boggs

Grace Eileen Cunningham Boggs passed peacefully into Heaven’s Gates on December 31, 2010 in Athens County at the Hickory Creek Nursing Center, at the age of 76, as a result of Alzheimer’s disease and mini strokes. She was a resident of The Lower Plains since 1955, where she took up housekeeping, raised her family and ran her business until her retirement.
Monday, January 3,2011
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Randy Dewaine Bolin

Randy Dewaine Bolin, 52, Albany, passed away at his residence Thursday December 30, 2010, after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Born August 8, 1958, in Athens, he was the son of Sharon Michael Bolin of Athens, and the late Robert D. Bolin Sr.  He was retired from the Southeast Psychiatric Hospital, an avid sports fan, having played basketball and softball and loved playing music with family.

Monday, January 3,2011
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Betty J. Ervin

Betty J. Ervin, 84, Albany, passed away Wednesday December 29, 2010, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

She was born October 16, 1926, in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of the late William B. and Josephine Settle Randall.  Betty was a homemaker, a member of Alexander Presbyterian Church and the Oatmeal Gang.

Wednesday, December 29,2010
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Leta “Lori” Fields

Leta “Lori” Fields, 37, of Albany, died early Wednesday morning, December 29, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born August 9, 1973 in Athens, she was the daughter of Lester E. Fields, Sr. of Albany and the late Norma Jean Perry Fields.

Tuesday, December 28,2010
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Mary E. Little

Mary E. Little, 87, of Athens died Saturday, December 25, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born May 15, 1923 in The Garden, Lodi Township, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Lettie Baugh Lambert.
Tuesday, December 28,2010
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Bethany Kate Goodin

Bethany Kate Goodin, newborn daughter of John P. and Tammy Goodin, went on to be with the Lord Jesus, December 24, 2010.
Tuesday, December 28,2010
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Thomas R. Hudnall

Thomas R. Hudnall, 64, Athens, passed away at his residence Friday December 24, 2010.

Born Oct. 22, 1946, in Athens, he was the son of the late Charles and Marie Marshall Hudnall. 

Tuesday, December 28,2010
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William C. Wilcox

William C. Wilcox, 66, of Athens, died Sunday morning, December 26, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Born August 26, 1944 in The Plains, he was the son of the late Bettie Finnearty Cohen.

Tuesday, December 28,2010
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Mary Genevieve Jones

Mary Genevieve Jones, 96, of Athens, died Thursday morning, December 23, 2010 at her home. Born September 7, 1914 in Rosedale, Braxton Co., WV, she was the daughter of the late Scott and Elizabeth Murphy Stover.
Tuesday, December 28,2010
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Eldon L. Rowland

Eldon L. Rowland, 73, Albany, passed away at Logan Health Care Center Thursday December 23, 2010.    

He was born September 15, 1937, in Bartlett, Ohio, the son of the late Ernest and Gracie Dotson Rowland. 

Tuesday, December 28,2010
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Richard Kirk

Richard Kirk, 76, Shade, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.   

Born  March 26, 1934, in Cheasapeake, West Virginia, the son of the late Earl and Rosie Johnson. He was a Air Force veteran, and retired from Athens Bottling Co.

Wednesday, December 22,2010
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Eleanor Martha Coen

Eleanor Martha Coen, 87, of Stewart, died Wednesday morning, December 22, 2010 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born October 31, 1923 in Lottridge, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Itha Gaston Allen.

Monday, December 20,2010
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Mary Lou Mace

Mary Lou Mace, 67, Albany, passed away Sunday December 19, 2010, at Hickory Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born September 3, 1943, in Vinton County, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Fachon Zinn Wells.

Wednesday, December 15,2010
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James E. Pennington

James E. Pennington, “Ed,” passed away December 14 in the presence of his loving family.  He was born March 17, 1946 in Pennington Gap, Virginia.
Wednesday, December 15,2010
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Constance Ann (Glasgo) Gross

Constance Ann (Glasgo) Gross, 68, of Wheelersburg, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at the S.O.M.C. Hospice Center, Portsmouth, Ohio. Born December 28, 1941 in Millersburg, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Marvin and Kathryn Clark Glasgo.

Wednesday, December 15,2010
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C. B. Steve Stephenson

C. B. "Steve" Stephenson, 88 of Athens, passed away on Saturday evening, December 11, 2010 at the Lindley Inn Assisted Living facility following a short illness. He was born May 22, 1922 to Clarence Grant and Irene Vandiver Stephenson in Covington, Kentucky.
Tuesday, December 14,2010
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Anna D. Oberkonz Baum Bircher

Anna D. Oberkonz Baum Bircher, 91, of Millfield died Sunday, December 12, 2010 at her home.

Born August 12, 1919 in Columbus, she was the daughter of the late Otto Martin and Frieda Anna Hertline Ob

Monday, December 13,2010
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William “Buzz” Sfakianos

William “Buzz” Sfakianos passed away Saturday, December 11, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born March 2, 1928 in Chester, Pa., he was the son of the late Steve and Evangelina Tatsika Sfakianos.

Monday, December 13,2010
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Ann D. Bircher

Ann D. Bircher, 91, of Millfield, died Sunday, December 12, 2010 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home. 
Monday, December 13,2010
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Merle D. Kelzenberg

Merle D. Kelzenberg, 71, of Chauncey, died Saturday, December 11, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. 

He was born May 29, 1939 in Athens.

Monday, December 13,2010
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Mary Ann Sympson

Mary Ann Sympson, 76, of Athens, passed away Friday, December 10, 2010 at her home in the presence of her husband and eldest daughter. She was born on March 27, 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Rev. and Mrs. L.E. Hard.
Monday, December 13,2010
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William Roger Litteral

William Roger Litteral, 67, of Athens, passed away, Friday, December 10, 2010 at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born January 4, 1943 in Warden, West Virginia.
Friday, December 10,2010
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Jerry Keiter

Jerry Keiter, 62, passed away December 8, 2010, much too soon at his beloved farm in Albany, Ohio. Jerry was a devoted husband and father and will be missed dearly by his wife of 41 years, Kathy.
Tuesday, December 7,2010
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Abdul Alassaf

Abdul Alassaf, 54, of Millfield, died Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Ohio State University Hospital.

Born July 12, 1956 in Hama, Syria, he was the son of the late Abdul Kader Alassaf and Badrea Akmia A

Wednesday, December 1,2010
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Charles Michael “Mike” Dains

Charles Michael “Mike” Dains, 56, of Chauncey, died early Tuesday morning, November 30, 2010 at the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Hospital.
Tuesday, November 30,2010
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Barbara J. Douglas

Memorial graveside services for Barbara J. Douglas will be held Saturday 11:00 a.m. at New Marshfield Cemetery.
Tuesday, November 30,2010
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Laura Krebs

Laura Krebs, 92, of  Albany, passed away November 29, 2010, at Kimes Convalescent Center. Born November 22, 1918, in Carpenter, the daughter of the late Raymond and Maude Cottrill Holcomb.
Monday, November 29,2010
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Debbie Sue Caldwell

Debbie Sue Caldwell, 56, passed away unexpectedly Thursday Nov. 25, 2010, at her residence.    

Born May 28, 1954 in Boone Co., WV., she was the daughter of the late Kermit and Virginia Elkins.

Wednesday, November 24,2010
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Joseph William Birtcher, Sr.

Joseph William "Bill" Birtcher, Sr., 82, passed away on November 20, 2010 at the Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa. A service and luncheon will be held Saturday, December 18, 1:00pm at Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin, Iowa.
Monday, November 22,2010
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William K. Stanforth

William K. Stanforth, known to many friends as Pete, 73, of Athens, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, November 21, 2010. Born on February 4, 1937 in Springfield, he was the son of the late Walter L. and Willa Stanforth.
Monday, November 22,2010
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Todd A. Eskey

Todd A. Eskey, 58, of Amesville, died Sunday morning, November 21, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born March 17, 1952 in Zanesville, he is the son of Don and Mary Eskey of Athens.
Friday, November 19,2010
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Sonja L. Yaeger

Sonja L. Yaeger, 67, of Athens died Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at Genesis Good Samaritan Medical Center, Zanesville. Born November 30, 1942 in Zanesville, she was the daughter of the late Judson J. and Edna Lucille Archer Young.
Wednesday, November 17,2010
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Helen I. Alton

Helen I. Alton, 87, of Nelsonville, died Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at her home. Born July 19, 1923 in Fairfield County, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Cora Waites Christy
Monday, November 15,2010
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Nancy C. Bond

Nancy C. Bond, 74, of Guysville, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2010 at her home. Born September 27, 1936 in Wood County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Hunter and Geraldine Farnsworth Barnhouse.
Monday, November 15,2010
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Robert Whitney Davis

Robert Whitney Davis, 83, of Houston, Texas passed away November 6, 2010. He was born July 14, 1927 in Westerville, Ohio.
Monday, November 15,2010
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Dorothy Yaw

Dorothy Yaw, 86, of Athens, passed away at her home early Wednesday morning, November 10, 2010. She was born to John and Minnie Pickett, October 18, 1924, in Athens.
Tuesday, November 9,2010
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Charles C. Chen

Charles C. Chen, professor emeritus of physics at Ohio University, died October 22 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains, of acute respiratory failure. He was 81.
Monday, November 8,2010
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JoAnn (Huseman) Jolley

 JoAnn (Huseman) Jolley, 77, of The Plains, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010 at Russell’s Nursing Home in Albany. Born October 12, 1933 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Josie Nichols Huseman.
Wednesday, November 3,2010
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Clyde F. Corbin

Clyde F. Corbin, 62, of New Marshfield, died Sunday morning, October 31, 2010 in New Marshfield. Born September 16, 1948 in McArthur, he was the son of the late Harley and Rosie Marie Wigal Corbin.
Wednesday, November 3,2010
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Barbara J. Douglas

Barbara J. Douglas, 85, of Athens, died October 21, 2010 at Hickory Creek of Athens. Born April 16, 1925 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Emmett Vaugh and Maybelle Kathryn Sutton Baughman.
Tuesday, November 2,2010
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Aldine Duncan Chadwick

Aldine Duncan Chadwick, age 90, of Tombstone, wife of Frank R Chadwick, Sr., died Thursday, October 28, 2010 at Sierra Vista Life Care Center in Sierra Vista, AZ.

Aldine was born in Athens, Ohio, December 30, 1919, to James Link Duncan and Maude Dillinger Duncan.  She attended Athens Schools and Ohio University.  She married Frank Richard Chadwick, also of Athens, in 1939. 

Monday, November 1,2010
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Georgia Ferne Michael Kail

Georgia Ferne Michael Kail, 84, of Charlotte, N.C., beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on October 28, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with mesothelioma.
Sunday, October 31,2010
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Clyde Corbin

Clyde Corbin, 62, of New Marshfield, died Sunday morning, October 31, 2010 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.
Sunday, October 31,2010
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Barbara Ellen Stauffer

Barbara Ellen Stauffer went home to be with the Lord, Saturday morning at 3:15. She died in the home she was born in almost a full 81 years earlier. She suffered a brief illness in which time she was surrounded by her loved ones.
Sunday, October 31,2010
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Herman “Smitty” Smith

Herman “Smitty” Smith, 76, of Glouster, died Friday afternoon, October 29, 2010 at his home. Born December 21, 1933 in Chauncey, he was the son of the late Carl and Dorothy Stowers Smith.
Sunday, October 31,2010
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Phillip E. Nichols

A memorial service for Phillip E. Nichols, 59, of Athens, who died October 6, 2010 at his home, will be Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home with Joy Clark officiating.
Thursday, October 28,2010
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Mary Cvetan

Mary Cvetan, 96, of Athens formerly of Monessen, Pa., died Tuesday morning, October 26, 2010 at Kimes Nursing and Rehab Center. Born March 23, 1914 in Monessen, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Nick and Rose Moholovich Voretizh.
Thursday, October 28,2010
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James A. Lee

Ohio University Professor Emeritus James A. Lee died peacefully on October 25th at his Athens home. The son of James and Aultna Neal Lee, he was born in Breckenridge, TX in 1922, and married Frances Smith Lee in Long Beach, CA in 1949.
Thursday, October 28,2010
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The Rev. Dr. Arthur L. (“Dutch”) Savage, Jr.

  The Rev. Dr. Arthur L. (“Dutch”) Savage, Jr. passed on to glory on Sunday, October 24th at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Bonnie, and his daughter, Leslie, at his side.

Thursday, October 28,2010
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F. Lurene Gift

F. Lurene Gift, 95, of Dunbar, WV, died December 30, 2009, at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation for Dunbar.

She was born October 24, 1914, in Athens County, Ohio, and was the daughter of the late Ray and Lena Koker Mathews.

Friday, October 22,2010
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J.M. “Dick” Byrd

J.M. “Dick” Byrd died on Monday, October 11, 2010. He is survived by two daughters, Margaret Hoffman, and Patricia Rinella, four grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
Tuesday, October 19,2010
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Eldon E. Smith

Eldon E. Smith, 53, McArthur, formerly of Murray City, passed away Sunday Oct.17, 2010, at Riverside Hospital, Columbus.

Born October 22, 1956, in Columbus, he was the son of Anna Yocum Decker of New Straitsville, and the late Charles E. Smith. He worked for Re-use Industries.

Monday, October 18,2010
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Martha Sue Geil

Martha Sue Geil, 70, of Logan, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Arcadia Acres Nursing Home, Logan. She was born December 7, 1939 in Hocking County, daughter of the late Harland and Hannah Sinift Geil.
Monday, October 18,2010
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Chun Choi Lam

Chun Choi Lam, customary age of 94, died late Thursday evening, October 14, 2010. Born October 22, 1920 in Tai Pong, Canton, China, he was the son of the late Sing Lam and Yum Lee.
Monday, October 18,2010
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Carolyn Wires

Carolyn Wires, 61, Albany, went to be with her Lord on Friday October 15, 2010, at her residence, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born May 2, 1949, in Athens, the daughter of the late O.D. and Dorothy Coe Pincelli.  Carolyn married Norman"Stan" Wires on Dec. 5, 1970, who survives her. She was a L.P.N. for 36 years, having worked in many Athens Co. facilities.

Monday, October 18,2010
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Harold Six

Harold Six, 82, of Nelsonville, passed away Friday, October 15, 2010 at his residence.  He was born January 14, 1928 in Athens County, son of the late Leonard and Elsie Morgan Six.  Harold was the widower of the late Juanita Bailey Six.
Monday, October 18,2010
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Dorothy Haskins

Dorothy Haskins, 73, of Nelsonville, went to be with the Lord on October 14, 2010 at Holzer Senior Care in Gallipolis. She was born September 28, 1937 in Gallia County the daughter of the late Fred and Geneve Musser Brown. She married the late Loren Murray Haskins on December 19, 1954.
Wednesday, October 13,2010
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Cleo Nell Brooks

Cleo Nell Brooks, 96, of Athens, died Tuesday afternoon, October 12, 2010 at Kimes Nursing and Rehab Center, Athens. Born July 22, 1914 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late George and Bessie Grubb Cain and her step mother, Faye Bennett Cain.
Tuesday, October 12,2010
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Mae Showers Hurst

Mae Showers Hurst, 91, of Athens, died Tuesday morning, October 12, 2010 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born January 19, 1919 in Millfield, she was the daughter of the late Wesley and Rose Tippie Keirns.
Tuesday, October 12,2010
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Rosemary Beal Fink

Rosemary Beal Fink, 77, Albany, went to be with her Lord Friday October 8, 2010, at her residence after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Monday, October 11,2010
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Jayne E. Harness

Jayne E. Harness, 52, of Athens died Sunday evening, Oct. 10, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born June 9, 1958 in Columbus, she is the daughter of Rebecca Lind Schirtzinger of Guysville and the late James E. Schirtzinger, Sr.
Monday, October 11,2010
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Patricia J. Falkenstein

Patricia J. Falkenstein, 71, of Athens, died Saturday evening, October 9, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born April 4, 1939 in Bronson, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Jeanette Wilber Easler.
Monday, October 11,2010
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Jackie L. Falkenstein, Sr.

Jackie L. Falkenstein, Sr., 75, of Athens, died Saturday afternoon, Oct. 9, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born June 18, 1935 in Sturgis, Michigan, he was the son of the late Edward and Dorothy Chapman Falkenstein.
Monday, October 11,2010
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Mary K. Horn-Stephenson

Mary K. Horn-Stephenson, 93, of The Plains, died early Sunday morning, October 10, 2010 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Monday, October 11,2010
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Richard Eugene Shoemaker

Richard Eugene Shoemaker, 82, of Athens Ohio, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday September 26, 2010, after an extended illness. He was born on October 12, 1927, in Greensburg, Ohio, and was preceded in death by his parents, the late Dr. Forest L. and Mabel (Young) Shoemaker, and by a nephew, Richard David Gardner.

Monday, October 11,2010
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Wallace J. Cameron

A committal gathering for the burial of the ashes of Wallace J. Cameron will be conducted next Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 11:00 AM in Alexander Cemetery.
Monday, October 11,2010
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Phillip E. Nichols

Phillip E. Nichols, 59, of Athens, died Wednesday, October 06, 2010 at his home. Born September 1, 1951 in Athens, he was the son of the late Clarence and Mary Augustine Nichols.

Monday, October 11,2010
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Dr. Ted J. Foster

An “Open House” in honor of Dr. Ted J. Foster will be held in Room C of the Athens Community Center on October 17, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Dr. Foster died at age 74 on September 25, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens.
Monday, October 11,2010
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David Edward Chubb

A private, family memorial service will be held at the gravesite of David Edward Chubb at Clark’s Chapel Cemetery on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 3:00 PM. David passed away on October 30, 2009, and his remains were donated to the Ohio University College of Medicine.
Friday, October 8,2010
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Phillip Nichols

Phillip Nichols, 59, of Athens, died Wednesday, October 06, 2010 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.
Tuesday, October 5,2010
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Virginia Browning

Virginia Browning, 82, of Athens, died Monday, October 4, 2010 at her home. Born May 18, 1928 in Henry County, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Dawson A. and Lillie Fay Thompson Brown.
Tuesday, October 5,2010
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Robert Biekarck Dewey

Robert Biekarck Dewey, 85, of Athens, Ohio, died Monday morning, October 4, 2010 at his home.  Born April 2, 1925 in Warren, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert and Violet Biekarck Dewey, Sr. and his step mother, Mary Mcalpin Dewey.
Tuesday, October 5,2010
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Michael Anthony Brozak

 Michael Anthony Brozak, 24, of Hammond, Indiana, formerly of Stewart, died Tuesday, October 5, 2010 in Hammond, Indiana.

Monday, October 4,2010
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Joann Moody

Joann Moody, 76, of Chauncey, died Sunday morning, October 3, 2010 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center.

Born July 4, 1934 in Fort Gay, WV, she was the daughter of the John Logan and Dollie Stepp Copley.

Monday, October 4,2010
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Greg Anderson

On September 30, 2010, Greg Anderson, 51, of Athens, died at home in the company of people who loved him. He leaves behind his wife, Deborah Anderson, his uncle and aunt, Glenn and Connie (wife) Varney of Bowling Green, Ohio and many friends. He was preceded in death by both of his parents, Jean and Miller Anderson.
Thursday, September 30,2010
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Russell Thomas

Russell Thomas, 46, of The Plains, died unexpectedly, Wednesday evening, September 29, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Wednesday, September 29,2010
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Arlee Pidcock Halbirt

By Dennis Powell

Arlee Pidcock Halbirt, 84, of Athens, died Tuesday evening, September 28, 2010 at her home.

Born June 29, 1926 in Vinton County, she was the daughter of the late Romaine Mace and Della Carder Mace Leeth.

Wednesday, September 29,2010
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Mae L. Mace

Mae L. Mace, 103, of The Plains, died Tuesday evening, September 28, 2010 at the home of her daughter. Born March 6, 1907 in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late William and Belle Barbee Hutton.
Tuesday, September 28,2010
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Alexander Turner Topping

Alexander Turner Topping died on September 26, 2010 at the Heartland Nursing Home in Marysville, OH after a valiant and prolonged attempt to recover from esophageal cancer. He was born December 24, 1923 in Manistee, MI, son of Robert Sylvestro Topping and Lucy Flavelle Turner Topping. He will be greatly missed by his extensive and very close family.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret Ryburn Topping; his children, Randice Topping (Marc) Simon of Carlsbad, CA, Tracy Topping (Tom) Antonsen of Potomac, MD, Alex (Mary Ann Moore) Topping of Glenview IL,  Megan Topping (Mark) Horton of San Francisco CA, and Rob (Alice Phillips) Topping of Evanston IL; grandchildren, Dr. Katherine Simon, Whitney Simon (Donald) Mayer, and Emily Simon; Alyssa, Turner and  Merrick Topping, Tommy, Maggie, and Christine Antonsen; Miles, Kirk, Reed and Tule Horton; Anna Marlene and Jacqueline Topping; numerous nephews and nieces of whom he was very fond.
Monday, September 27,2010
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Richard E. Shoemaker

Richard E. Shoemaker, 82, of Athens died Sunday afternoon, September 26, 2010 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Athens.  
Monday, September 27,2010
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Albert Finley Smith

Albert Finley Smith, 85, of Athens, died Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born March 2, 1925 in Poston, he was the son of the late Harve J. and Stella Cooksey Smith.
Sunday, September 26,2010
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Ted J. Foster

Ted J. Foster, 74, of Athens, died Saturday evening, September 25, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Friday, September 24,2010
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Bobby Clay Bricker

Bobby Clay Bricker, 58, of Athens, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Thursday, September 23,2010
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Thomas Daniel Horst

Thomas Daniel Horst, 62, of The Plains, passed away Tuesday evening September 21, 2010 at his home. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania July 30, 1948, he was the son of the late Earl W. and Nora Swavley Horst.
Monday, September 20,2010
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Dixie L. Manns

Dixie L. Manns, 63, of Athens died Friday morning, September 17, 2010 at her home. Born June 4, 1947 in Trimble, she was the daughter and step daughter of the late Laura and Charles Gibeaut and late Eugene Fink and  Florence Fink of Canton.
Monday, September 20,2010
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Judy L. Smith

Judy L. Smith, 46, of Madison, WV, formerly of Shade, died unexpectedly, Friday, September 17, 2010 in Shade.

Born April 24, 1964 in Athens, she was the daughter of Joe and Beverly VanMeter Pedigo of Shade.
Friday, September 17,2010
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Sean Nippert

Sean Nippert, 41, passed away unexpectedly, at his home, Wednesday September 8, 2010. He had lived in Athens four years. He enjoyed shooting pool and has played on many of the pool tables in town.
Thursday, September 16,2010
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Joseph Henry “Dode” Cline

Joseph Henry “Dode” Cline, 87, of Chauncey, passed away early Thursday morning, September 16, 2010, just where he wanted to be, at home. Born October 9, 1922, he was the second son of the late Joseph and Rosa Locke Cline.
Thursday, September 16,2010
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Polly Hoff Sowash

Polly Hoff Sowash, 86, died Tuesday, September 14, 2010 after a short illness. Polly was the devoted wife of the late Colonel Richard G. Sowash, USA, Ret.

Polly was a life long resident of Mansfield, Ohio, moving to Westerville, Ohio recently to be close to her sons and grandchildren. Polly was a first generation American who grew up in a German-speaking household in Mansfield.  She learned English attending a one-room school house. Polly met her husband at Mansfield Senior High School. They were married during World War II.

Thursday, September 16,2010
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Ursula Dersch Lawson

Ursula Dersch Lawson, born July 9, 1921 in Frankfurt AM, Germany. She died September 12, 2010 in The Plains, OH of a heart attack.
Thursday, September 16,2010
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Robert N. “Bob” Meek

Robert N. “Bob” Meek, 51, of The Plains, died Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born March 14, 1959 in Athens, he was the son of the late Harold N. Meek and Cleo Cunningham Meek McCallister. He was raised from age two, by his late step-father, Charles McCallister.
Tuesday, September 14,2010
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Madge Jackson Dye

Madge Jackson Dye, 86, Albany, passed away Tuesday September 14, 2010, at Russell Nursing Home.
Tuesday, September 14,2010
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Barbara Jean (Chapman) Meyer

Barbara Jean (Chapman) Meyer from Millfield, Ohio passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at the age of 63 after a two year battle with colon cancer. Barb was the daughter of Rignald L. Phillips and Helen McKee Slisher, born March 31, 1947 at the family home on Dutch Ridge Road, Athens County. She was a graduate of Carthage Troy High School. 
Monday, September 13,2010
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Martha Gaye (Golden) Shamblin

Martha Gaye (Golden) Shamblin, better known as Gaye, passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 in Athens, Ohio. A long -time resident of Athens, Ohio, Mrs. Shamblin died surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. 
Friday, September 10,2010
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Eric S. Hillyer

Eric S. Hillyer, 28, formerly of Chauncey, died Friday, September 3, 2010 at his home in Zanesville. Born March 1, 1982 in Chauncey, he was the son of Pam Finder Hillyer Hoisington of Athens and the late Robert J.E. Hillyer.
Thursday, September 9,2010
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Cleo Eloise Smith

Cleo Eloise Smith, 80, Athens, passed away Monday September 6, 2010, at Doctors' Hospital, Columbus.
Thursday, September 9,2010
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Mary A. Lambert

Mary A. Lambert, 35, The Plains, passed away Monday September 6, 2010.

Born May 10, 1975, in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Robert Raymond Hallam and Pamella Schall Conner. She was a mother and a home health aide.
Tuesday, September 7,2010
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Audrey A. Blair

Audrey A. Blair, 85, of Nelsonville, passed away, Monday, September 6, 2010 at Huston Nursing Home, Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan.  Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, 183 E. Second St., Logan.
Tuesday, September 7,2010
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Opal Irene Young

Opal Irene Young, 95, of Athens, died Sunday September 5, 2010 at Russell’s Nursing Home, Albany. Born June 20, 1915 in Dover Township, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Mamie M. Riley Kirkendall. She lived all of her life in Athens County.
Tuesday, September 7,2010
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Opal Juanita Brooks

Opal Juanita Brooks, 77, of Athens, passed away Saturday evening, September 4, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born April 8, 1933 in Waterloo Township, Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ada Lynch Clark.
Tuesday, September 7,2010
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Virginia Carol Wreath

Virginia Carol Wreath, 78, of Albany died Tuesday evening, August 31, 2010 at her home and the home of her daughter. Born March 9, 1932 in Galesburg, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Walter Oscar and Hulda R. Johnson Swanson. 
Friday, September 3,2010
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Alonzo “Lonzie” Gambill

Alonzo “Lonzie” Gambill, 74, of New Marshfield, died Wednesday, September 1, 2010 as a result of an accident while cutting firewood in Zaleski State Forest. Born December 22, 1935 in Coffee Creek, Kentucky, he was the son of the late Haney and Cynthia Cantrell Gambill.
Monday, August 30,2010
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Robert L. VanDyke

Robert L. VanDyke, 68, of Athens died early Saturday morning, August 28, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born November 27, 1941 in Athens, he was the son of the late George VanDyke and Esther Smart VanDyke Taylor
Monday, August 30,2010
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Priscilla Kay Rosser

Priscilla Kay Rosser, 69, of Radcliff, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 29, 2010, surrounded by her family. Born December 17, 1940 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Paul R. and Garnet McKibben Whan.
Tuesday, August 24,2010
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Ronald A. "Chuck" Whittington

Ronald A. "Chuck" Whittington, 87, Albany, passed away Friday August 20, 2010, at Rocksprings Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pomeroy.
Tuesday, August 24,2010
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Alice R. Curtis

Alice R. Curtis, passed away, at home surrounded by family, August 19, 2010. She was born August 17, 1932 to the late Rev. Lewis and Mrs. Elsie Tabler Butcher. 
Monday, August 23,2010
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James F. Frank

James F. Frank, 83, of Athens, died Friday, August 20, 2010 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.

Born August 11, 1927 in Upper Sandusky, he was the son of the late Harmon and Helen Lynn Frank.

Monday, August 23,2010
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Charles Addes Walraven

Charles Addes Walraven, 82, of Lexington, KY, died Thursday evening August 19, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital Lexington, KY. Born November 1, 1927 in Stewart, Ohio he was the son of the late Charles and Norma Gould Walraven.
Monday, August 23,2010
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Dr. Clyde S. Barnhart, Sr.

Dr. Clyde S. Barnhart, Sr., 94, passed away Wed, August 18, 2010, at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, after a strong fight.  He was born in Donnelsville, Ohio in 1916.

Monday, August 23,2010
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Glenn D. Rinehart

Glenn D. Rinehart of The Plains died August 19, 2010, at his home after a long, courageous battle with Parkinsons.

He was preceded in death by: his father Robert Ross, his mother Clara Belle Miller Rinehart, his first wife Nellie Hoffman Rinehart, four brothers: Russell, Calvin, Robert (Bob), Dwight Rinehart, and two sisters: Mildrid Fraizer, and infant Betty Rinehart. 

Tuesday, August 17,2010
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Christopher A. “Chris” McDade

Christopher A. “Chris” McDade, 51, of Athens, died unexpectedly Monday morning, August 16, 2010 at his home. Born September 3, 1958 in Columbus, he is the son of Ronald G. and Loretta G. Davis McDade of Athens.
Monday, August 16,2010
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Wayne Bartlett

Wayne Bartlett, 71, of Amesville, died unexpectedly, Friday afternoon, August 13, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born January 3, 1939 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Dorse and Lottie Dailey Bartlett.
Monday, August 16,2010
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Willard Gail Griffin

Willard Gail Griffin, 95, of Athens, joined his Savior, Friday, August, 13, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born June 27, 1915 in Nolans Run, WV, he was the son of the late Tallie Gail and Lillie Belle Fortney Griffin.
Monday, August 16,2010
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Paul Edward Brown, Sr.

Paul Edward Brown, Sr., 91, of Millfield, a former Athens County Sheriff, died early Wednesday morning, August 11, 2010 at his home. Born April 22, 1919 in Dunbar, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Edward Lee and Agnes Ann Schultz Brown.
Monday, August 16,2010
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Rita Eastwood Hite

Rita Eastwood Hite, 92, of Athens, formerly of North Lauderdale, Fla. died Tuesday morning, August 10, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens after a brief illness. Born January 29, 1918 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Vincent D. and Katharine W. Mackin Eastwood.
Monday, August 9,2010
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Dr. Steven G. Carin, Jr.

A memorial service for Dr. Steven G. Carin, Jr., 67, of Guysville, will be held Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 10:00AM in the Rotunda of Margaret M. Walter Hall on the Ohio University Campus.
Monday, August 9,2010
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Paul E. Erwin

Paul E. Erwin, 68, of Athens died Friday morning, August 6, 2010 at his home. Born December 14, 1941 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Carl E. and Mary Mills Erwin.
Friday, August 6,2010
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Helen L. Russell

Helen L. Russell, 94, of Athens died Friday morning, August 6, 2010 at Kimes Nursing and Rehab Center, Athens. Born December 12, 1915 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Shepard Dudley and Nellie Dunfee Root.
Wednesday, August 4,2010
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Larry Dunfee

Larry Dunfee, 64, of Guysville, died Wednesday morning, August 4, 2010 at his home.
Tuesday, August 3,2010
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Karen Brookhart

Karen Brookhart, 62, of Albany, passed away Monday evening, August 2, 2010 at her home. Born November 12, 1947 in Athens she is the daughter of Dolores “Dodie” Boudinot Brookhart of Logan and the late John C. “Johnny B” Brookhart.
Monday, August 2,2010
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Anne Marie Matters Johnson

Anne Marie Matters Johnson, of Tampa FL, formerly from Athens, OH, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 3, 2010. She was born in Athens, Ohio on October 21, 1924, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Matters.
Tuesday, July 13,2010
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Marie Clelland

Marie Clelland, 71, Albany, departed this life on July 12, 2010, at her residence.
Wednesday, July 14,2010
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Edith M. Daniel

Edith M. Daniel, 80, Albany, passed away at her residence Tuesday July 13, 2010.
Monday, August 2,2010
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Harrison G. (Jerry) Carter

Harrison G. (Jerry) Carter, 88, Albany, passed away Monday July 26, 2010, at Russell's Nursing Home.
Monday, August 2,2010
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Macel M. Mosier

Macel M. Mosier, Albany, 89, went to be with the Lord Saturday July 31, 2010, at Four Winds Community Center, Jackson.
Friday, July 30,2010
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Betty Jean Davis Shirk

Betty Jean Davis Shirk, 90, a long time resident of Athens, died Saturday the 10th of July at the Carriage Hill Rehabilitation Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Thursday, July 29,2010
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David James Jacoby, Ph.D.

David James Jacoby, Ph.D., 72, of Athens, died unexpectedly, Friday July 23, 2010 at his home. Born September 1, 1937 in Mansfield, he was the son of the late Edwin Bergin and Mary Margaret Miller Jacoby.
Tuesday, July 27,2010
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Jack Douglas Laughlin

Jack Douglas Laughlin, 44, of Stewart, went home to be with the Lord, July 25, 2010 at The Cleveland Clinic after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer.
Tuesday, July 27,2010
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Alta M. Jageman

Alta M. Jageman, 91 formerly of Knob Noster Missouri, died Saturday morning July 24, 2010 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio. She had resided in Athens with her son Larry and daughter-in-law Mary (Tracy) Jageman since 1999.
Tuesday, July 27,2010
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Pauline Conkey Kasler

Pauline Conkey Kasler, 88, of Chauncey, died Saturday, July 24, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born June 12, 1922 in Buchtel, she was the daughter of the late Fredric and Ourlena McKee Agin.
Monday, July 19,2010
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Leva Frank

Leva Frank, 84, of Athens, formerly of Barberton, died Monday, July 19, 2010 at her home.
Monday, July 19,2010
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Harold J. Reed

Harold J. Reed, 70, of Millfield, died Saturday evening, July 17, 2010 at his home. Born May 12, 1940 in Troy Township, Athens County, he was the son of the late Elza M. and Audrey Bowers Reed.
Wednesday, July 14,2010
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Edith M. Daniel

Edith M. Daniel, 80, Albany, passed away at her residence Tuesday July 13, 2010.
Tuesday, July 13,2010
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Homer Clark

Homer Clark, 66, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Athens, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Fort Myers.
Tuesday, July 13,2010
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Dewey E. Dailey

Dewey E. Dailey, 89, of Athens, died Monday afternoon, July 12, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born November 11, 1920 in Lodi Township, Athens County, he was the son of the late George and Audrey Norris Dailey. He attended school in a one room school house near Clark’s Chapel Church and graduated from Ames-Bern High School.
Tuesday, July 13,2010
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Harry Winston Luman

Harry Winston Luman, 79, of Athens, died Friday, July 9, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born October 6, 1930 in Athens, he was the son of the late John Wesley and Hazel Virginia Stahl Luman, Sr.
Thursday, July 8,2010
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Sharon L. (Dotson) Hastings

Sharon L. (Dotson) Hastings, 48, of Athens passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday morning, July 7, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born May 25, 1962 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Warren Gene and Alice Mae Yoho Dotson.
Wednesday, July 7,2010
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Frances A. Ervin

Frances A. Ervin, 91, of Athens, died Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Arcadia Nursing Home. Born April 3, 1919 in Canaanville, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Estella Buck Van Dyke.
Tuesday, July 6,2010
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Charles E. “Sonny” Hunsicker

Charles E. “Sonny” Hunsicker, 79, of Athens, died Monday afternoon, July 5, 2010 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Athens. Born Apr. 4, 1931 in Athens, he was the son of the late Vern and Catherine McBride Hunsicker.
Monday, July 5,2010
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Evelyn G. Koehler

Evelyn G. Koehler, 101, of Wadsworth, Ohio, died on Sunday evening, July 4, 2010, at the Justin T. Rogers Hospice Center, Akron, Ohio, after suffering a stroke. Evelyn was born near Harrisonville, Ohio on July 25, 1908, the daughter of Vernon and Ivy Michael Greenler. She was a former resident of Amesville, Ohio where she lived with her husband, Edgar L. Koehler, for over 40 years.
Saturday, July 3,2010
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Marjorie Jean Pugh Watson

Marjorie Jean Pugh Watson, 79, of Athens, died Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Marietta Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness. Born January 29, 1931 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Mabel L. Lonas Pugh.
Friday, July 2,2010
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Phyllis Nadine (Dee) Lawrence

Phyllis Nadine (Dee) Lawrence, 80, of Palms of Terra Ceia, Palmetto, FL, and Athens, OH, passed away at Blake Hospital, Bradenton, FL, on June 28, 2010. The daughter of Bob and Ruth Schneider, she grew up in Gahanna, Ohio.
Friday, July 2,2010
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Dr. Frederick W. “Ted” Rente, III

Dr. Frederick W. “Ted” Rente, III, born May 12, 1932 in Buffalo, New York, passed June 25, 2010 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Rente was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Raymond Rente and Susan Joyce Rente.
Friday, July 2,2010
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Ila Williams

Ila M. Williams, 86, of The Plains, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 1, 2010 at The Pickering House in Lancaster.
Monday, June 28,2010
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Dorothy A. Leach

Dorothy A. Leach, 76, of Lancaster, formerly of Athens, died Sunday, June 27, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Born August 23, 1933 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Edson and Ida Grubb Kelley.
Monday, June 28,2010
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Jack Lee Davis

Jack Lee Davis, 75, of Athens died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at Doctor’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. Born July 2, 1934 in Athens County, Ohio he was the son of the late Leslie and Flossie Hook Davis.
Monday, June 28,2010
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Martha Jean Young Jones McVey

Martha Jean Young Jones McVey, 78, of Athens died Saturday morning, June 26, 2010 at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born February 17, 1932 in Alexander Township (Athens County), Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lola Mills McVey.
Monday, June 28,2010
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Ruth Dixon Howell

Ruth Dixon Howell, 97, of Canton, died Saturday June 26, 2010 at the Country Club Retirement Center, Dover, Ohio. Born April 14, 1913, in Meigs County, she was the daughter of the late Clinton Frederick and Clara Cuckler Dixon.
Friday, June 25,2010
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Traci D. Hine-Kirk

Traci D. Hine-Kirk passed away suddenly in her home in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico on Monday June 21. She was born on August 13, 1971 in Athens Ohio.
Monday, June 21,2010
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Edwin Dale (Buck) Perry

By Jaine Wyatt

Edwin Dale (Buck) Perry, 75, Athens, gave up a hard fought battle with heart disease and peacefully passed away at his residence on Perry Road, Sunday morning June 20, 2010. He was surrounded by family at the time of his death.

Dale was born August 29, 1934, the youngest son of the late Garnet and Margie Woodrum Perry.

Monday, June 21,2010
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Evelyn L. Russell

By Jaine Wyatt

Evelyn L. Russell, 65, of Millfield, died Saturday afternoon, June 19, 2010 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Born November 4, 1944 in The Plains, she was the daughter of Pauline C. Tinkham Carr of Millfield and the late William F. Carr.

She was a 1962 graduate of Chauncey-Dover High School and helped start and operate Sweat Hollow Holstein Dairy Farm with her late husband, E. Riley Russell. She also was a former employee of the Millfield Post Office and was a member of Concord Union Church.

Monday, June 21,2010
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Alan Barkie

By Jaine Wyatt

Alan Barkie, 60, Albany, passed away Thursday June 17, 2010, at his residence.

He was born in Columbus on December 22, 1949, the son of the late Anthony and Leona Rogaski Barkie. He was a truck driver.

Wednesday, June 16,2010
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Marland F. Perry

By Jaine Wyatt

Marland F. Perry, 69, of Zaleski, passed away Saturday June 12, 2010, at his residence.

Born August 15, 1940, in Vinton County he was the son of the late Leslie K. and Eva Thompson Perry.

He was retired after 30 years from Hocking Valley Concrete Company, of Logan, and attended Locust Grove Church.

Wednesday, June 16,2010
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Irene Cline

By Jaine Wyatt

Irene Cline, 71, Albany, passed away Sunday June 13, 2010, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio.

Born July 25, 1938 in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Heinrich Knoch and Margaret Diehl-Fey. She was a homemaker and had retired from Athens Mental Health Center.

She is survived by children Jesse Knight of McArthur, Lola (Danny) Nelson of Albany, John (Stacy) Cline of Lancaster, and James Cline of Albany; seven grandchilden; five great-grandchildren; and a brother Carl (Ushie) Diehl of Germany.

Wednesday, June 16,2010
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Terry Wayne Thomas

By Jaine Wyatt

Terry Wayne Thomas, 52, Albany, passed away Monday June 14, 2010, at his sister's home in Continental, Ohio with his sister and brother at his side following a courageous two and a half year battle with brain cancer.

Born January 30, 1958, he was the son of the late Richard E. Thomas and Thelma N. Thomas Kincade.

Tuesday, June 15,2010
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Alice C. Robertson

By Jaine Wyatt

Alice C. Robertson, 89, of Guysville, went to be with the Lord, Monday morning, June 14, 2010 at her home. Born March 12, 1921 in Cleveland, she was the daughter of the late David Charles and Pearl Rockey Hassink.

A graduate of Shaw High School (East Cleveland), she attended Kent State University. She was employed as an administrative assistant at Hocking Valley Bank and was a member of New Life Assembly of God. She and her husband moved to Guysville in 1979. Alice loved and enjoyed her family and grandchildren.

Monday, June 14,2010
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Alfreda West Goff

By Jaine Wyatt

Alfreda West Goff, 94, passed away on June 9, 2010, at Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village in Denton, TX. She was born on March 8, 1916 in Sugar Creek, OH. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Ruth West.

Mrs. Goff was a retired elementary school teacher, having started her career in a one room schoolhouse in Millfield, OH. She later continued her career teaching in Avon Lake, Ironton, and Willard, OH. She earned her Associate's Degree from Ohio University and returned there to earn her Bachelors Degree in 1971. She spent the 70 years of her married life serving the ministry of her late husband, the Rev. Drell H. Goff, with the Church of the Nazarene.

Thursday, June 3,2010
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Gilbert Wayne Lovsey

By Jaine Wyatt

Gilbert Wayne Lovsey, 61, of Albany, died unexpectedly, Sunday, May 30, 2010 at his home. Born March 9, 1949 in Athens, he was the son of the late Harrison G. and Frances E. Carmen Lovsey.

A 1967 graduate of Alexander High School, he retired from Southern Ohio Coal Company. He was currently employed at McKee Auto Parts. He was a member of Constitution Lodge 426 F&AM, Aladdin Temple Shrine, K.T. Crossen Post 21 American Legion, AMVETS Post 93 Albany, FOE Aerie 2279 McArthur, UMWA Local 1857 and a life member of VFW Post 9893 Albany.

Wednesday, June 2,2010
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John S. Blazier

By Jaine Wyatt

John S. Blazier, 87, of Athens, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. He was born June 29, 1922 in Shade, the son of the late Fred C. and Mary Elizabeth Sweeney Blazier.

He graduated from Shade High School in 1942 and then served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Saint Paul in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II. Upon returning, John devoted his life to farming and worked at McBee's Corp. until his retirement after 31 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, McBee's Quarter Century Club, K.T. Crossen Post 21 American Legion and VFW Post 3477.

Tuesday, June 1,2010
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William "Bill" A. Day

By Jaine Wyatt

William "Bill" A. Day, 79, of Athens, passed away unexpectedly at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus on May 30, 2010.

He was born March 18, 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio. Bill was a 1948 graduate of Lakewood High School with degrees from The University of Chicago (Liberal Arts, with honors, 1950), and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA with distinction, 1962; DBA in Marketing, 1967). He was elected a Baker Scholar in the MBA Program (top 5% of the graduating class) and was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship in the DBA Program.

Tuesday, June 1,2010
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Margaret Adams

By Jaine Wyatt

Margaret Adams, 90, of Athens, died Monday evening, May 31, 2010 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born March 2, 1920 in New Marshfield she was the daughter of the late Peter and Cora Mabel Beverage Winning.

A 1938 graduate of Athens High School, she enjoyed sports and athletics events. She was a bowler and golfer, participating in the Athens Women's Bowling Association and the Ladies League at The Elm Golf Course.

Tuesday, June 1,2010
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Wilbur Colburn

By Jaine Wyatt

Wilbur Colburn, 99, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday morning, June 1, 2010 at Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lancaster.

Born September 6, 1910 in Pratts Fork, he was the son of the late Clyde and Amanda Staneart Colburn.

Tuesday, June 1,2010
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Larry A. Bruce

By Jaine Wyatt

Larry A. Bruce, 61, of Athens died suddenly Sunday, May 30, 2010 at O'Bleness memorial Hospital, Athens. Born November 3, 1948 in Athens he is the son of Dorothy Thompson Bruce of Athens and the late Jim Bruce.

A 1967 graduate of Chauncey Dover High School he was employed as a mechanic with C&O Railroad in Athens and Columbus. He was also employed with his family, Bruce Excavating Co. He and his brothers enjoyed tractor pulling with the Bruce Bros. Pulling Tractor. He was a member of SEO Tractor Pulling Association. He also enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, and dearly loved his family.

Tuesday, June 1,2010
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Ernest E. Woods

By Jaine Wyatt

Ernest E. Woods, 54, of Columbus, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010 at his residence. He was born June 13, 1955 in Columbus, son of Ruth E. Holley Woods and the late Ernest D. Woods.

In addition to his mother, Ernest is survived by a son, Ernest E. Woods Jr. of Chillicothe; two daughters, Crystal Hanes of Columbus and Ariel Woods of Texas; a brother, Roger (Tina) Woods of Columbus; a sister, Linda (Rick Smith) Siders of Columbus and Patty (Steve) Jeffers of Coolville.

Tuesday, June 1,2010
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Charles R. "Charlie" Fairchild

By Jaine Wyatt

Charles R. "Charlie" Fairchild, 70, of Creola, passed away Friday, May 28, 2010 at his residence.

He was born August 17, 1939 in Johnson County, Kentucky, son of the late Roy and Arvie Spradlin Fairchild. Charles was married to Norma Collins Fairchild, who survives, for almost 48 years.

Charlie was a retired, loyal and dedicated employee of CSX railroad for 43 years.

Tuesday, June 1,2010
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John "Jack" Leroy Green

By Jaine Wyatt

John "Jack" Leroy Green, 76, of Athens passed away at his home on Friday, May 28, 2010 after battling cancer.

Jack was born October 13, 1933 in Chauncey, Ohio to John Thomas Green and Flossie Mae Dailey. After graduation from Chauncey Dover High School, Jack enlisted and served in the United States Navy as a Torpedomans Mate 2nd class Petty Officer on the USS Bushnell and USS Gilmore.

In 1957, Jack married his wife of 52 years Sara L. Roberts. Long time residents of Athens, they resided on Elizabeth Drive where Jack served as Ward 1 City Councilman for 6 years. He also served his community as a State Highway Patrol Auxiliary member.

Friday, May 28,2010
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Ada G. Bradley

By Jaine Wyatt

Ada G. Bradley, 84, of Athens, died Thursday morning, May 27, 2010 at the home of her son and daughter in law, Omar and Nancy Bradley, in Hurricane, WV. Born July 20, 1925 in Bays (Nicholas County), West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Lula Belle Smith Mullins.

She attended school in Wingrove, WV and worked as a seamstress on Paris Island, SC while her husband was in the U.S. Marine Corps. She and her late husband moved to Athens County in 1957. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, and history. She was an avid reader, enjoying literature, and had a friendly and outgoing personality, never meeting a stranger.

Wednesday, May 26,2010
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Jesse Ross Vail

By Jaine Wyatt

Jesse Ross Vail, 60, Athens, passed away Tuesday May 25, 2010, in the emergency room at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born in Texas on January 24, 1950, he was the son of the late Eileen Seifert Pyle and step son of James E. Pyle of Albany.

Jesse was a graduate of Alexander High School and Ohio University, and a Navy Veteran of Vietnam. He retired after 32 years at Meigs Middle School where he also coached football and track. He was a basketball offical, a licensed realtor, an avid O.U. Bobcat and Ohio State fan, a proud member of the N.R.A., Hocking Valley Sportsman Club, and Athens Elks Lodge 973. He loved to hunt and garden and always extended a helping hand to his beloved friends in the community.

Tuesday, May 25,2010
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Bill Leffler

By Jaine Wyatt

Bill Leffler, 78, of Valrico, FL (formerly of Athens, OH) passed away May 23, 2010 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Born February 29, 1932 in Nelsonville, OH, he was the son of the late Floyd and Geneva Leffler.

Bill was the owner and operator of Blacktop Maintenance, Inc. and Athens Asphalt Paving.

Tuesday, May 25,2010
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Gregor B. Watson

By Jaine Wyatt

Gregor B. Watson, 88, of Athens, died Monday afternoon, May 24, 2010 at The Arthur G. James Cancer Center, Columbus. Born January 10, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late James and Jenette Murray Watson.

A graduate of Ohio University, he was employed at The ARO Corp in Bryan, Ohio as an advertising manager. He and his wife operated the Watson Frame Shop for 10 years in Athens. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre.

Tuesday, May 25,2010
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Hazel Lorena Meek Steinmeyer,

By Jaine Wyatt

Hazel Lorena Meek Steinmeyer, 90, of Albany, died Thursday, May 20, 2010 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. Born July 25, 1919 in Cutler, she was the daughter of the late Lewis M. and Edith Newell Meek.

She was a graduate of Rome-Canaan High School where she played on the girl's basketball team.

Monday, May 24,2010
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James C. Sloan

By Jaine Wyatt

James C. Sloan, born June 25, 1919 in Marion, Ohio, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2010; he had been an Athens area resident since October, 2007. Sloan served in the Army Air Corps in World War II and not long after his discharge began his professional career as an office assistant at Marion Federal Savings & Loan Association. Sloan retired 32 years later as its Chief Executive Officer and for a number of years thereafter remained active in the business as the Chair of its Board of Directors.

Monday, May 24,2010
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Dorothy Tribe Reeves

By Jaine Wyatt

Dorothy Tribe Reeves, 93, Albany, passed away Friday May 21, 2010 at her residence.

Born in Scipio Township, Meigs County, on June 5, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Delbert and Mary Gertrude Reeves Reeves. She was a 1935 graduate of Albany High School, a homemaker, formerly a beautician, library worker, was a member of Albany Baptist Church and Albany Chapter 558 Order of Eastern Star.

Thursday, May 20,2010
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Jack R. Claxton

By Jaine Wyatt

Jack R. Claxton of Athens, Ohio
His sun rose on Sept 11, 1921 and set on May 19, 2010.

He passed away peacefully at his daughter's home in New Albany surrounded by his family.

Jack went into the US Navy in 1942. His service included being aboard the USS Boge and landing on Normandy Beach on D-Day in France during World War II.

Tuesday, May 18,2010
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Jennifer A. Strekal

By Jaine Wyatt

Jennifer A. Strekal, 41, of the The Plains, died Tuesday morning, May 18, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born March 15, 1969 in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Raymond A. and Mrs. Annabelle White Strekal.

She was a graduate of Beacon School, where she was active as a Special Olympian swimmer. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Athens and Daughters of the American Revolution, Nabby Lee Ames Chapter. She was a lifelong Athens area resident. She enjoyed music, dancing and spending time with family and friends.

Saturday, May 15,2010
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Stan Ragan

Stan Ragan, 53, Albany, passed away unexpectedly Friday May 14, 2010, at Adena Medical Center, Chillicothe.

Born August 2, 1956, in Zanesville, he is the son of Mary Lou Guthrie Rigg and the late George S. Ragan. He was owner of Ragan Transportation and a member of the NBHA and sons of the American Legion, Wilkesville.

Saturday, May 15,2010
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Dr. Steven G. Carin

By Jaine Wyatt

Dr. Steven G. Carin, Jr., 67, of Guysville, died Friday evening, May 14, 2010 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born Nov. 11, 1942 in Elyria, he was the son of the late Steven G. and Elizabeth Vanderson Carin.

A graduate of Elyria High School, Ohio Northern University, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he was a physician for over 35 years. He had been in private practice in Newcomerstown and has been at the Ohio University Osteopathic Medicine College and University Medical Associates, as a professor and physician since 1980. He has served as the Team Physician in the Ohio University Athletic Department for many years.

Saturday, May 15,2010
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Earl H. Funk

By Jaine Wyatt

Earl H. Funk of Athens died Friday evening, May 14th, 2010, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born August 8, 1930 in Athens, he was the son of the late Earl L. and Ruth V. Hall Funk. He was a 1949 graduate of Athens High School and later attended Ohio University.

His life was one of love, care, and commitment centered around family and community. Following a first date on May 14th 1949, he had an enduring love affair with his wife Pat that lasted 61 years to the day.

He was dedicated to the Athens community. An active member of the Athens business community, Earl was a fixture on Court St. for over 35 years where he owned and operated Sports Inc. and later played a key role in establishing Capstone Properties with his son.

Friday, May 14,2010
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Dolores Jean Hashman

By Jaine Wyatt

Dolores Jean Hashman, 78, of Athens, died Thursday, May 13, 2010 at her home. Born April 26, 1932 in Sharpsburg, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Julia Mulpas Quinn.

She was retired from Ohio University and was a member of the Canaanville United Methodist Church. She was also an avid bowler and helped establish a bowling league for the mentally and physically challenged.

Wednesday, May 12,2010
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John Leroy "Jack" Vickers

By Jaine Wyatt

John Leroy "Jack" Vickers, 78, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, May 12, 2010 at his home after a one year battle with cancer. His family was at his bedside.

He was born on September 21, 1931 in Athens to the late Jesse K. and M. Catharine Weller Vickers. On December 18, 1955, he married Martha Adams Vickers. He was inducted into the US Army in January 1956 and served with the Big Red "1" at Ft. Riley, Kansas through December 1957. Jack graduated from Athens High School in 1949 and received his BS in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy in 1955 and did his internship at Clines Pharmacy in Athens. He was a registered pharmacist for 50 years and retired from Medical Center Pharmacy in Athens, and Prescription Shops in Athens and Glouster as a partner-owner.

Tuesday, May 11,2010
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Mark Kevin Vaughan

By Jaine Wyatt

Mark Kevin Vaughan, 53, of San Jose CA (formerly of Athens OH) passed away peacefully on January 2, 2010. Mark, a/k/a "Nuke", died at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center of complications related to liver failure. His youngest sister, Cynthia Vaughan Welch, was by his side.

Born in Little Neck, NY, on May 27, 1956, Mark graduated from Athens High in 1974. He lettered in baseball as pitcher and in football as starting center. Mark earned the nickname "Nuke" for his explosive power as a pitcher for the AHS Bulldogs. While an OU student, Mark played baseball and hockey; later he played semi-pro football in OH for the Big Bend Warriors. Mark began his boxing career in Chauncey, coached by Dr. Muang Gyi. With a professional record of 27 and 3. Mark opted for abrupt retirement when his appendix exploded during a Salt Lake City fight.

Monday, May 10,2010
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Christina Rose Crabtree

By Jaine Wyatt

Christina Rose Crabtree, 75, of Athens, passed away, Saturday morning, May 8, 2010 at her home.

Born June 28, 1934 in The Plains, she was the daughter of the late Oakey Phillips and Margretta Bishop Phillips.

She was a former employee of Rax and Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of The Plains VFW Post 7174. She was an active member on the Board of APAC and on the Board of Tri County Community Action.

Thursday, May 6,2010
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Eric Gene French

By Jaine Wyatt

Eric Gene French, 40, of Gaffney, South Carolina, formerly of Athens, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at his residence. Born in Athens, he was the son of Dolly Adams Newsome and husband, Don of Gaffney, S.C. and Larry French and wife, Monna of Albany.

Tuesday, May 4,2010
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Garland R. Young

By Jaine Wyatt

Garland R. Young, 68, of Shade, died Monday morning, May 3, 2010 at Genesis-Good Samaritan Hospital, Zanesville. Born December 19, 1941 in Carseytown (Athens County), he was the son of the late Ray S. and Margaret L. Carsey Young.

He attended Shade Schools and was employed at area farms as a laborer. He was a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church, Nelsonville and lifelong Athens County resident.

Monday, May 3,2010
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Eldon "Sam" Rutter

By Jaine Wyatt

Eldon "Sam" Rutter, 68, of Millfield, died late Saturday evening at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born August 14, 1941 in Millfield, he was the son of the late Carlos and Lizzie McCune Rutter.

He is survived by his brother, Jimmy (Verna) Rutter of Glouster; and his girlfriend, Ida Kasler.

Monday, May 3,2010
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Jo Lavon Alderman

By Jaine Wyatt

Jo Lavon Alderman, 85 of Glouster passed away Sunday May 2, 2010 at the Selby Hospital in Marietta. Born September 30, 1924 in Montgomery County, she was the daughter of the late Lester R. and Helen M. Stephenson Faires.

She was the former owner and operator of the Economy Store in Glouster, was a substitute teacher for the Glouster School District and worked at the Wright Field during WWII. She was a member of the Glouster Church of Christ, past President of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority at Ohio University, and attended the books and brunch club at the Glouster Library.

Monday, May 3,2010
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Eldon "Sam" Rutter

By Jaine Wyatt

Eldon "Sam" Rutter, 68, of Millfield, died late Saturday evening at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born August 14, 1941 in Millfield, he was the son of the late Carlos and Lizzie McCune Rutter.

He is survived by his brother, Jimmy (Verna) Rutter of Glouster; and his girlfriend, Ida Kasler.

Monday, April 26,2010
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Lawrence Edwin Peck

By Jaine Wyatt

Lawrence Edwin Peck, 84, Albany, passed away Saturday April 24, 2010, at his residence.

Born January 27, 1926, in Vinton County he was the son of the late Harley and Burgie Daugherty Peck. He was a navy veteran of WWII and a retired coal miner.

He is survived by a daughter Debra Peck, a grandson Dana Lawrence Peck, a brother Wayne Peck and a friend Rhea Douglas.

Monday, April 26,2010
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Agnes Ratliff Hicks

By Jaine Wyatt

Agnes Ratliff Hicks, 94, Albany, passed away Saturday April 24, 2010, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born June 15, 1915, in Pilgrims Knob, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Orson Pratt and Lydia M. Rife Ratliff. She was a faithful servant to her Lord, a homemaker, had worked in health care and teaching.

Monday, April 26,2010
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Margaret Deppen

By Jaine Wyatt

Margaret Deppen, 100, of Athens, died Wednesday evening, April 21, 2010, at The Lindley Inn, The Plains, Ohio. She was born March 17, 1910 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, the daughter of the late John and Mary Funck Deppen.

Margaret was graduate of St. Augustine Academy (Ft. Wayne), earned a BA degree from St. Mary of the Woods College (Terre Haute), in 1933 and a Master Degree in Education from Indiana University (Bloomington), in 1948.

She spent several years in secretarial work with the Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., Ft. Wayne, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, Washington, D.C., and the Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago.

Monday, April 26,2010
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Lawrence Edwin Peck

By Jaine Wyatt

Lawrence Edwin Peck, 84, Albany, passed away Saturday April 24, 2010, at his residence.

Born January 27, 1926, in Vinton County he was the son of the late Harley and Burgie Daugherty Peck. He was a navy veteran of WWII and a retired coal miner.

He is survived by a daughter Debra Peck, a grandson Dana Lawrence Peck, a brother Wayne Peck and a friend Rhea Douglas.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son Denver Peck, brothers Donald and Otto Peck, and sisters Christina Tucker and Margie Goodin.

Monday, April 26,2010
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Kelly Beth Stage

By Jaine Wyatt

Kelly Beth Stage, 30, of Nelsonville, died suddenly Saturday morning, April 24, 2010 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born August 4, 1979 in Athens, she is the daughter of Cecil and Linda Dowler Stage, Sr. of Nelsonville.

Monday, April 26,2010
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Ellen Lucille "Granny" Carsey

By Jaine Wyatt

Ellen Lucille "Granny" Carsey, 96, of Athens, Ohio, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Waddell Nursing Home, Galax, VA. She was born on April 4, 1914, in Racine, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harry and Bessie Aldridge.

She was a graduate of Amesville High School where she participated in cross country, track, basketball, and played the violin. Ellen was a longtime resident of Athens, Ohio. She was employed by Ohio University and O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. She was a past member of the Eastern Star.

Friday, April 23,2010
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Anna Ruth Weekley

By Jaine Wyatt

Anna Ruth Weekley, 93, of Heath, died Friday morning, April 23, 2010 at Arlington Nursing Care in Newark.

Born March 24, 1917 in Coshocton County, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Hall Sycks.

She is survived by a daughter, Dottie Sherwood of Heath; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren.

Friday, April 9,2010
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Linda Rose Smith,

By Jaine Wyatt

Linda Rose Smith, 62 of, Trimble, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus. Born June 11, 1947 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Chester L. and Lola L. McNutt Riggle. A 1965 graduate of Shade High School, she was a member of the House of Prayer in Glouster.

Linda is survived by her son, Keith Smith and his girlfriend Pauline Curry of Chauncey; her longtime companion, Larry Pyke of Trimble; a brother, Dan (Alice) Riggle of Chauncey; a nephew, Hank Riggle of Chauncey and a niece, Laura Riggle of Corning.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by a half brother, Jerry Perry.

Thursday, April 8,2010
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Lula 'Ruth' Thorne Perry

By Jaine Wyatt

Lula 'Ruth' Thorne Perry, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in The Plains, Ohio.

Ruth was the daughter of A.W. and Ruth Emma Howard Thorne. She was born on November 10, 1919 in Akron and moved to Gallia County as a young girl. She was a graduate of Rio Grande College.

Ruth was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and homemaker. She enjoyed attending bird dog field trials with her husband, Tom.

Wednesday, April 7,2010
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William Joseph Pierre

By Jaine Wyatt

William Joseph Pierre, 51, of Athens died Monday, April 5, 2010 at his home. Born April 18, 1958 in Athens, he was the son of the late James H. and Oma Lucille Mitchell Pierre.

A graduate of Athens High School, he attended Ohio University. He had been employed at Ohio University, West Green, in Food Service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was an active participant with The Gathering Place in Athens.

Wednesday, April 7,2010
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Donald E. Perry

By Jaine Wyatt

Donald E. Perry, 91, of Athens, Ohio University Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology died of heart failure Monday afternoon, April 5, 2010, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born January 22, 1919 in North Fairfield, Ohio, he was the son of the late Thayer K. and Marjorie J. Hindley Perry.

He was a graduate of North Fairfield High School and Ohio University. His graduate studies led to a master's degree from Ohio University and a doctorate from Bradley University.

Monday, April 5,2010
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Mike Grippa

By Jaine Wyatt

Mike Grippa, 32, of Shade, died Friday evening, April 2, 2010 at James Cancer Hospital in Columbus after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Born December 17, 1977 in Lincoln, Nebraska, he was the son of Paul and Kathleen Rose Grippa of Athens.

Mike was a 1996 graduate of Athens High School where he was a three sport athlete earning multiple varsity letters. Mike also was an avid outdoorsman and a dedicated and loving father.

Monday, April 5,2010
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F. Lavella Scurlock

By Jaine Wyatt

F. Lavella Scurlock, 93, of Athens, passed away Friday, April 2, 2010 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born January 7, 1917 in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Bertha Frazee Heightland.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Secoy; a son Donald (Janine) Scurlock, both of Athens; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Lightle of Washington Court House.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Scurlock; an infant daughter, Nancy Kay; a son-in-law, Roger Secoy; four sisters and three brothers.

Monday, March 29,2010
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Edgar Martin Dorst

By Jaine Wyatt

Edgar Martin Dorst, 74, of Shade, died Monday morning, March 29, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.

Born Sept. 13, 1935 in Meigs County, he was the son of the late Edgar A. and Sibyl P. Smith Dorst.

Martin retired as the Shade Post Master in 1992 and was a US Army Veteran. He was a member of Shade United Methodist Church, Savannah Lodge #466 F & AM, Albany Chapter # 558 OES, and Shade Community Center.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Grace M. Swartz Dorst; two sons, Craig A. (Brenda) Dorst of Athens, and David M. (Amy) Dorst of Athens; a daughter, Tammy J. (Jerry) Foster of Shade; nine grandchildren, Zachary, Gabe, Addison Dorst, Grant and Olivia Dorst, Shane, Travis (Nikki), Stephanie and Trett Foster; and one great grandson, Landon Tyler Foster.

Monday, March 29,2010
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James S. Anastas

By Jaine Wyatt

James S. Anastas, of The Plains, died Saturday morning, March 27, 2010 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. He was born of Greek emigrant parents in Clarksburg, West Virginia and came to Athens by way of Ohio University. He had been in the restaurant, tavern, and candy business. He was also employed by The Athens National Bank and Bank One. A veteran of World War II, whereas he served as a sergeant in the infantry.

James is survived by his wife, Lynn W. Anastas; a brother, Jack Anastas, and sister-in-law, Laguardia Anastas, of Delray Beach, Fla.; four nephews- Joe Yanity III and John Yanity of Athens, Steve Nichols, Jr. of Austin, Texas, and Roderick Baarstad of Highland Ranch, Colorado; four nieces- Julie Mary Baarstad of Mesa, Arizona, Jennifer Yanity of Coshocton, Ohio, Catherine and Amy Yanity both of Athens; a step son, Chris (Sarah) Patton and step grandson, Levi Patton, all of Canal Winchester, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Steve Nichols of Mesa, Arizona; a brother-in-law, Joseph B. Yanity, Jr. and sister-in-law, Joyce Yanity of Athens.

Monday, March 29,2010
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Darius Michael

By Jaine Wyatt

Darius Michael, 82, of The Plains, died Friday evening, March 26, 2010 at his home.

Born October 16, 1927 in The Plains, he was the son of the late Carl and Maude Thorne Michael. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII.

He is survived by five children, Darry (Linda) Michael of The Plains, Howard (Deng) Michael of The Plains, Anne (Dave) Essex of The Plains, Lisabeth Michael and Dave Withem of Athens, Jon (Sandy) Michael of The Plains; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; siblings, Georgia Kail of NC, Carl Michael of Wichita, TX, Karen Ackison of Hillsboro, and Blaine Michael of The Plains; and a sister-in-law, Mary Lee Michael of The Plains.

Thursday, March 25,2010
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Dorothy L. Smith

By Jaine Wyatt

Dorothy L. Smith of Athens, passed away, Wednesday evening, March 24, 2010 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home, The Plains. She was born October 24, 1919 in Athens County, the daughter of the late Joseph I. and A. Ethel (Heath) Walker; Joseph was followed, in death by his second wife, Mildred (Bretz) Walker.

Dorothy's husband, George Nathan Smith, preceded her in death in 1980. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Thelma McFarland of Columbus and Lorraine McFarland of Alauchua, Fla.; step-sister Sally Dotson of Reynoldsburg.She attended school at Rome Canaan and graduated from Athens High School. She was a longtime resident of First Street, Athens.

Wednesday, March 24,2010
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Lena White

By Jaine Wyatt

Lena White, 90, of Lake Placid, Florida, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in Lake Placid.

Born April 21, 1919 in Noble County, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Annie Brunsfield Roe.

Lena and her late husband managed the former Jake's Restaurant for over 35 years and was a member of The Church of Christ in Zanesville.

Monday, March 22,2010
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Betty S. Poston

By Jaine Wyatt

Betty S. Poston of Athens passed away Sunday, March 21, 2010 at her home due to complications of Parkinson's Disease. Born in Chester (Meigs County), she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Hilda Marie Young Stiles.

She was a graduate of Olive-Orange High School in Tuppers Plains and Ohio University. She retired as a secretary from Ohio University. She was a member of Blackburn Hill Church of Christ, Sigma Phi Gamma, and C.C.L. She had also volunteered at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Betty is survived by her husband, William F. Poston; a daughter, Lisa Marie Poston and her fiancé, Jim Evans of Athens; a daughter and son in law, Lori Ann and Mike Schott of Cincinnati; three grandchildren- PV2 Shay Brooks, U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Gordon, Georgia, Seth Brooks of Athens and Meghan Schott of Cincinnati.

Monday, March 22,2010
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Thelma N. Kincade

By Jaine Wyatt

Thelma N. Kincade, Albany, passed away at her residence Saturday March 20, 2010.

Born August 21, 1930, in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Grace Linscott Gabriel. She was a 1949 graduate of The Plains High School, worked at McBees 18 years, and retired from Ohio University.

Thelma is survived by sons Richard E. Thomas Jr. of Athens, Terry W. Thomas of Albany; a daughter Rebecca (Rick) Snyder of Continental, Ohio; grandchildren Tonya Anderson of Defiance, Justin Snyder of Logan, Tara Whalen of Defiance, Richard Thomas III of Chauncey, Aaron and Coalton Thomas of Athens, Amanda McClain of Albany, and Richard Paul Russell of New Marshfield; several great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law Wilma Gabriel of Baltimore, Ohio.

Monday, March 22,2010
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Essie Mae McKee

By Jaine Wyatt

Essie Mae McKee, 97, of New Marshfield, died late Friday evening, March 19, 2010 at Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born April 7, 1912 in Calhoun County, WV, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Martha Lockney Rice.

She is survived by two daughters, Viola (Larry) Smith of Bidwell, Marcia Haskell of Cheifland, FL; four sons, Carl (Charlotte) McKee, Dan (Nancy) McKee, Jesse (Peggy) McKee, Russell McKee all of New Marshfield; 23 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; and a brother, Dale Rice.

Friday, March 19,2010
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Dorothy L. Morse

By Jaine Wyatt

Dorothy L. Morse, 76, Wellston, passed away Thursday morning, March 18, 2010, at her home after an extended illness with her husband Harold at her side.

Born March 24, 1933 in Athens, the daughter of the late Harold and Mabel Davis Barrows. Dorothy spent the majority of her life in Athens County, having been a 1951 graduate of Waterloo High School, she was employed early in life with McBee Systerms and retired in 1993 after twenty-two years with Ohio University. She and Harold spent their later years enjoying camping and traveling over the United States, where they met others sharing the same interests and developed lasting memories and friendships. Dorothy was an active member of the Albany VFW Post 9893 Auxiliary.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Harold Morse, sons Jerry Johnson of Athens and Steve Johnson of Columbus, and her beloved cocker spaniel Toby.

Thursday, March 18,2010
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Margaret Hamer

By Jaine Wyatt

Margaret Hamer, 87, of Chauncey, died late Wednesday evening, March 17, 2010 at Russell Nursing Home. Born December 1, 1922 in Chauncey, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Pauline Murray Jackson.

She is survived by two sons, Steve (Janet) Hamer of Atco, NJ, Roger (Barb) Hamer of Chauncey; four grandchildren, Scott, Amanda, Ken, Laura; and two great grandchildren, Morgan and Joshua.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Hamer.

Wednesday, March 17,2010
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Earl A. Knies

By Jaine Wyatt

Earl A. Knies died on March 14, 2010 after a courageous ten-year battle with cancer. He was born on July 11, 1936 in White Haven, Pa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mae A. and Herman H. Knies, and a brother, Herman.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth (Betsy); sons, Jeffrey (Lorrie) of Lovingston, Va., Allan (David) of San Francisco, Ca., and Christopher of Athens, Oh.; grandson, Jason Knies of Lovingston, Va.; two brothers, John (Mary) of Rockville, Md. and George (Pat) of British Columbia, Canada; and many nieces and nephews.

He received a B.A. from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa. in 1958, where he was president of the Alpha Iota chapter of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa. He received a M.A. from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. in 1960 and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1964.

He began teaching at Ohio University in 1964 specializing in nineteenth-century English literature with an emphasis on the Victorian Novel. He taught in the Honors Tutorial Program and designed and taught a Tier III class, "Darwin among the Poets." He served as Chair and Graduate Chair of the Department of English and served on several University and Department committees.

Monday, March 15,2010
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Geneva Mullins

By Jaine Wyatt

Geneva Mullins, 54, of Guysville, died Thursday morning, March 11, 2010 at the home of her daughter in Stewart.

Born March 11, 1956 in Clintwood, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Garnet and Peggy Mullins.

She was a member of New Life Assembly of God where she was in The Banner Ministry.

Thursday, March 11,2010
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Helen O'Nail

By Jaine Wyatt

Helen O'Nail, 90, of Chauncey, died Thursday afternoon, March 11, 2010 at Russell Nursing Home. Born September 21, 1919 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Minnie Tippie Wiseman.

She is survived by five children, Dan (Karen) O'Nail of Chicago, Illinois, Nancy (Dick) Jackson, Anita (Charles) Matheny, Fredericka Shover, all of Chauncey, and Betty (Clarence) Davis of Lancaster; a daughter-in-law, Shirley O'Nail of Chauncey; eleven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; two brothers, Roger (Betty) Wiseman of Athens, Carl (Marilyn) Wiseman of Hopewell, Virginia; and a sister-in-law, Mary Kay Wiseman of Lancaster.

Wednesday, March 10,2010
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Mary Simpkins

By Jaine Wyatt

Mary Simpkins, of Millfield, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, March 8, 2010. Born in Millfield, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna Baltic Keish

She was co-owner of Romano's Pizza in Nelsonville, a member of The Plains United Methodist Church, and former member of the Elks Lodge in Nelsonville.

Mary leaves behind her son Robert Simpkins of Millfield; three granddaughters- Erin (Scott) Torrens, Ashley (Anthony Gabriel) Simpkins and Emily (Chris Levandofsky) Simpkins; and six great-grandchildren- Austin, Chandler, Reese, and Avery Gabriel and Quillan and Lydia Torrens.

Wednesday, March 10,2010
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Clarence George "Rex" Hoisington, Sr.

By Jaine Wyatt

Clarence George "Rex" Hoisington, Sr., 89, of Athens, died Monday evening, March 8, 2010 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born October 9, 1920 in Sugar Creek, he was the son of the late Henry G. and Katherine I. Risley Hoisington.

He was employed at many jobs including Ohio University and operated with his wife, Rex and Son Service Station on W. Union St., Athens for 18 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the European Theatre and was a member of K.T. Crossen Post 21 American Legion.

Rex is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rose Ann Glozzer Hoisington; his children- Clarence George "Jay"(Pam) Hoisington, Jr. of Athens, Barbara (Bob) White of Orient and Jerry Tuvell of Columbus; grandchildren- Clarence G. (Mandy) Hoisington III of Athens, Kristina Kay (Greg) Jolley of New Marshfield, Brenda (Michael) Spicer of Orient, Robert (Melissa) White, Jr. of Warren, Chrissy (Jay) Connell of Hilliard and Cathy (Steve) Bravard of Newark; twelve great grandchildren; his ex-daughter in law, Pam (Steve) Knapp of Columbus; sisters in law- Birdie Hoisington and Katie Hoisington; and several nieces and nephews. He was loved dearly and his family will miss him.

Monday, March 8,2010
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A. Irene Davidson

By Jaine Wyatt

A. Irene Davidson, 89, of Athens died Saturday afternoon, March 6, 2010 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born March 20, 1920 in Belington, WV, she was the daughter of the late Henry N. and Icie Mae Skidmore Burton. She was a member of the 7th Day Adventist Church, Athens.

Irene is survived by her son, Henry Earl (Cindy) Chesser of Euclid; six grandchildren- Joseph Herron of Virginia, Lonnie Herron of Connelly, Ga., William (Jackie) Chesser of North Ridgeville, Tammy (Bruce) Cooper of N.C., Teresa Herron of Nelsonville and Connie Gadke of Elyria; three great grandchildren- Michael Chesser, Curtis Herron and Garrett Smith; three sisters- Elsa (Norman) Lynch of Lancaster, Vera Schall of Deltona, Fla., and Chlorous Young of Pickerington; and a brother, Robert (Minnie) Burton of Cornelia, Ga.

Monday, March 8,2010
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Roger E. Moore,

By Jaine Wyatt

Roger E. Moore, 79, of Belpre, died Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Marietta Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Born October 18, 1930 in The Plains, he was the son of the late Wendell G. and Adrian R. Dickens Moore.

He retired from the Coolville post office as Post Master and was a US Air Force Veteran and an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife, A. Marlene Moore; a daughter, Debbie Elliott of Satsuma, FL; four grandchildren, Beth Asbury of Crescent City, FL, Christopher Elliott of Jacksonville, FL, Doug Moore of Cleveland, and Chad (Amber) Moore of Murray City; three great grandchildren, Kendal and Rylie Asbury of Crescent City, FL, and Conner Moore of Murray City; a sister, Robbie (Chuck) Shields of The Plains; a sister-in-law, Atheleen Fought; a brother-in-law, Gene (Mary) Jarvis; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Monday, March 8,2010
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Bryce Colton Davis Rutter

By Jaine Wyatt

Bryce Colton Davis Rutter, five month old son of Melissa Davis and Clyde Rutter died Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. He was born September 25, 2009 in Gallipolis.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Austin and Kyle Ziolkowski; maternal grandmother, Judie Davis; paternal grandmother, Wanda Rutter; step grandmother, Juanita Rutter; aunts and uncles, Michelle and Lynn Swanger, Mike and Deanna Davis, Cindy and Bob and Caleb McFerren, Mark and Colleen Rutter, Sheri Perry, Andy and Tammy Rutter, Dan Rutter, and Barry and Kim Rutter; step aunts, Alecia and Jack Moquin, and Katrina and Dave Heineking.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dennis Davis; and paternal grandfather, Larry "Buck" Rutter.

Friday, March 5,2010
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Janet L. Biddle

By Jaine Wyatt

Janet L. Biddle, 72, of Athens, died Thursday afternoon, March 4, 2010 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born July 31, 1937 in Meigs County, she was the daughter of the late Gerald P. and Mabel E. Dixon King.

A graduate of Shade High School, she was a homemaker and also worked at McBee's Corp. and Buckeye Mart. She was a member of 1st United Methodist Church, Athens, Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, and the National Guard Wives Association. She was a former resident of Grove City.

Thursday, March 4,2010
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Barbara Young

By Jaine Wyatt

Barbara Young, 51, of Athens, died Thursday morning, March 4, 2010 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Born January 27, 1959 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Mary Davis McDaniel.

She is survived by her husband, Ricky; three children, Josie (Jessie Taylor) Burchfield, Marcy (Steven) Burchfield-Miller, Bradley E. Burchfield, Jr.; three grandchildren, Johnathon Burchfield, Nathaniel Burchfield, Draven Miller; a sister, Shirley (Thomas) Fox; two brothers, Johnny Alvin (Sharon) McDaniel, Kenny (Debbie) McDaniel; several nieces and nephews.

Wednesday, March 3,2010
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Helmut T. Zwahlen

By Jaine Wyatt

Helmut T. Zwahlen, 71, of Athens, retired Russ Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Ohio University, died suddenly Sunday, February 28, 2010 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born February 1, 1939 in Thun, Switzerland, he was the son of the late Helmut and Johanna Burgi Zwahlen.

Dr. Zwahlen received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering, 1962, Institute of Technology of the State of Berne, Burgdorf, Switzerland, M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1968, Ohio University and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1972, The Ohio State University. He taught at Ohio University from 1971 until 2009. His speciality was teaching human factors in aviation, manufacturing systems, and analytical foundations of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He was a visiting professor, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland from 1985-86.

Wednesday, March 3,2010
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Abbott Pliny (Pete) Smith III, D.V.M

By Jaine Wyatt

Abbott Pliny (Pete) Smith III, D.V.M., passed away February 22, 2010, with family as well as Beatrice Hagari of the Threshold Choir at his Grant Hospital bedside after a logging accident in his beloved Milliron Farm woods. Pete was born June 16, 1938 in Augusta, Maine, graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in veterinary medicine in 1962 and moved to Athens, Ohio in 1963 with family, including equines, dogs and a cat.

Pete was an honor roll member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and Athens County Chapter of the Ohio Horseman's Council. Pete was preceded in death by his parents Elizabeth Saunders and Abbott Pliny Smith II. Pete is sadly missed by his wife of 50+ years, Virgina Joyann (Jody) Haley, son Abbott Pliny (Pat) Smith IV, daughter Jessica Smith Fox, daughter-in-law Karen Carsey Smith, son-in-law Richard Fox, grandsons (AJ & Grant Smith, Noah Fox), all of Athens, sister Carol Robinson (Colorado) and family, sister Susan Davis (Maine) and family, sister Janet Riben (Sweden) and family, and brother James Smith (Colorado) and family.

Wednesday, March 3,2010
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Sarah M. Linscott

By Jaine Wyatt

Sarah M. Linscott, 93, of Millfield, died Tuesday morning, March 2, 2010 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born April 29, 1916 in Chauncey, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Alice M. France Nye.

She attended Chauncey-Dover Schools and was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of the Athens Church of Christ, and attended the Hooper Ridge Church of Christ and Glouster Church of Christ. She was a homemaker who enjoyed baking, cooking, and music. She was also a great pie and bread maker. She was our cookie angel, and an avid gardener who raised five grandchildren, Carl, Charlotte, Connie, Howard and Christina, in her home.

Wednesday, March 3,2010
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Mary Etta Nelson

By Jaine Wyatt

Mary Etta Nelson, 92, of Albany where she made her home with her daughter, formerly of Shade, passed away late Sunday evening, February 28, 2010 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born March 13, 1917 in Mingo County, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Lewis L. and Rosella Mead White.

She spent most of her life in the Shade area and was a member of the Life Pointe Church of Athens.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Glenna Watkins of Athens and Pearlie White of Albany; her son, Lelin Nelson of Shade; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Monday, March 1,2010
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David A. Hawk

By Jaine Wyatt

David A. Hawk, 85, of The Plains, died Friday afternoon, February 26, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Born March 29, 1925 in Athens County, he was the son of the late Clarence D. and Mary C. Beckett Hawk.

He entered the US Navy in 1943 serving in WWII, Korea and Vietnam before retiring from the Navy in 1965 as a CPO. He then began employment at Douglas Aircraft in 1965 and retired from MacDonald Douglas Aircraft In 1987 as Acting Electrical Leadman. He was a life member of F 6 BMFI VFW, FRA and the American Legion.

Monday, March 1,2010
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Clifton R. Fraley

By Jaine Wyatt

Clifton R. Fraley, 92, Pomeroy, passed away Friday, February 26, 2010, at his residence.

Born February 5, 1918, in Kanawha, West Virginia, the son of the late Dennis and Lou Ella Cain Fraley. He was a coal miner and a member of United Mine Workers.

He is survived by children, Clifton Jr. of Pomeroy, Kay Woods of Longwood,Florida, Curtis of Pomeroy, Bonnie Jordan of Apopka, Florida, Larry of Tennessee, and Scarlett Ann Lyons of Rutland; 40 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother Jack; a sister Doris; and his wonderful nurses from Appalachian Community VNA Hospice, Lynn Zeigler and Susan Sterling

Friday, February 26,2010
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William D.(Bill) Lieuellen

By Jaine Wyatt

William D.(Bill) Lieuellen of Albany, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital surrounded by family and his special lady friend.

He was born in Albany, to the late Arthur V. and Ora J. (Rathburn) Lieuellen on October 21, 1921.

Bill held numerous jobs over his lifetime. He worked at Goodyear Aircraft, Bridgewater Machine Shop, McBee (Litton Industries) and Southeastern Ohio Coal Company. He was a member and past master of Albany Masonic Lodge # 723 F & AM; member of Anchient & Excepted Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus 32nd Degree, Albany Eastern Star #558, Albany Grange #1611, Athens County Pomona Grange, Ohio State Grange, National Grange, Albany Senior Citizens, and AARP.

Friday, February 26,2010
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George Dwight Scott

By Jaine Wyatt

George Dwight Scott, 94, formerly of Athens, passed away peacefully at his home at Wesley Glen Retirement Community in Columbus on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. He was surrounded by his loving family.

"Scotty", as he was affectionately known, was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Helen Rose Scott in 2006.

Dwight attended school in Columbus participating in sports, was a delivery boy for The Columbus Dispatch for four years and was a violinist in his school's Chamber Orchestra. Music remained a source of joy to him for his entire life. During his high school years, his family moved to New Marshfield, OH where he graduated from Waterloo High School.

Wednesday, February 24,2010
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Judith A. Edinger

By Jaine Wyatt

Judith A. Edinger, 57, of Athens died suddenly, Tuesday, February 22, 2010 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens. Born June 13, 1952 in Woodriver, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Genevieve Skurnicki Pisarek, as well as a devoted, loving mother.

A 1970 graduate of Marquette High School, Alton, Ill., she received her B.S. in English and her M.S. in Education, both from Western Illinois University. She was an educator, recently retired from the position Director of Pre-Doctorial Education at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Before accepting the position of director she influenced and helped many young physicians as a learning specialist at OUCOM from 1986-2002. She retired from O.U. with 21 years of service. She was currently teaching in the College of Health and Human Services at O.U. courses on health policy.

Tuesday, February 23,2010
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Gary D. Nelson

By Jaine Wyatt

Gary D. Nelson, 63, Albany, of Bailey Rd. passed away Monday February 22, 2010, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains, after an extended illness.

Born June 28, 1946, in Charleston, West Virginia, the son of Kathryn Keefer Higginbotham of Athens, and the late Ernest W. Nelson. He was a retired auto salesman and mechanic. Gary was a member of Constitution Lodge #426 F&AM, Athens County Shrine Club, and a social member of Albany VFW Post #9893.

In addtion to his mother he is survived by a daughter Kimberly (John Michael) Becher of Culloden, West Virginia; a grandson Ewan Becher; brothers John and Randy Nelson of Florida; and a half sister Rosalie Johnson of Shade.

Tuesday, February 23,2010
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William Albert Harmon

By Jaine Wyatt

William Albert Harmon passed away Monday, February 22, 2010 at his son's home in Athens. Born in Judsonia, Arkansas on June 17, 1915, he was the son of the late Alfred Roscoe and Mae Foster Harmon and the brother of the late L. Foster Harmon.

He graduated in 1936 from Ohio University and was employed by the University in the Business Office, advancing to the position of Comptroller. In 1939, he received his M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, and, six year later, he organized and managed the start-up of production of Vanadium Tool Company, an Athens-based company, manufacturing forged hand tools. He remained as Chief Officer and President of Vanadium until he sold the business in 1969.

Monday, February 22,2010
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Lois Sisk Caul

By Jaine Wyatt

Lois Sisk Caul passed away at the age of 86 on February 2010. She was a great lady and leaves behind many to whom she brought joy, hope, and happiness. Lois was born in Texarkana, Texas, on December 28, 1923, but resided for forty-five years in Athens, including at her home on East State Street and later at Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains.

She and David Caul, a well-known psychiatrist with the Athens State Hospital system, were married for 41 years from March 1947 until he passed away in March 1988.

Lois is survived by her four children- Steve (Betsy) Caul, Robert "Buzz" Caul both of Athens, Mike Caul of Tempe, Arizona and Carol (Bill) Ware of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by her siblings, Jack, Ruth, Frank, Alma, Harvey, Glenn, and David, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Monday, February 22,2010
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Nancy C. Sanders

By Jaine Wyatt

Nancy C. Sanders, 71, of Millfield, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Born April 18, 1938 in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Bertha Verity Downey.

She was a member of the Athens American Legion Auxiliary, Athens VFW Auxiliary, and the AmVets Auxiliary where she was Past Auxiliary District President.

Friday, February 19,2010
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Charles M. Linscott

By Jaine Wyatt

Charles M. Linscott, 86, of The Plains passed away Thursday morning at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. Born March 21, 1923 on The Plains, he was the son of the late Floyd D. and Thelma N. Surgeon Linscott.

A 1941 graduate of The Plains High School, he retired as a pressman from McBee's Corp. after 44 years of service. He was a member of The Plains United Methodist Church, a 60 year member of Paramuthia Lodge 25 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus 32 , Aladdin Temple Shrine, Athens County Shrine Club, K.T. Crossen Post 21 American Legion and a charter member of The Plains VFW Post 7174.

Thursday, February 18,2010
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Marie Hudnall

By Jaine Wyatt

Marie Hudnall, 90, Albany, passed away Friday, February 19, 2010, at her daughter Evelyn's residence, where she made her home.

She was born April 10 , 1919, in Athens County, the daughter of the late Ira and Mary Luetta Ellis Marshall. Marie was a housewife and a life member of Life Point PentecostalChurch.

She is survived by children Evelyn (Terry) Starcher of Albany, Luetta (Terry) Marshall of Chauncey, Thomas Hudnall and Lloyd Hudnall both of Athens, and Nora Carsey of Columbus; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and relative and lifelong friend Mary Jo Williams.
In additon to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Jackson Hudnall, children Kenneth Hudnall and Belva Leach; brothers Winnie and Clarence Marshall, several grandchildren and nine step-children.

Thursday, February 18,2010
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Rebecka Flanders

By Jaine Wyatt

Rebecka Flanders, 66, passed Feb. 18, 2010 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Rebecka recently retired after 25 years of service with Health Recovery Services, where she began as a treatment aid at Bassett House, moving to prevention aid for the last 20 of those years.

She was coordinator of Safe and Drug Free Schools, beginning with the Babes program, and as a trainer with Ohio Violence Prevention Process. Rebecka was instrumental in Teen Institute as well as numerous other programs. For her outstanding dedication she was awarded Substance Abuse Prevention Advocate of 2009 from the Athens, Hocking, Vinton counties 317 board.

She is survived by her mother, Lucylle Stump, her daughter, Ariel Flanders-Pasden; two sisters, Sue Sentle and Pat Howard; as well as six nieces and 13 great nieces and nephews.

Tuesday, February 16,2010
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Robert Jay Edward Hillyer

By Jaine Wyatt

Robert Jay Edward Hillyer, 56, of Chauncey, died Monday morning, February15, 2010 at his home. Born July 18, 1953 in Chauncey, he is the son of Robert C. Hillyer of Chauncey and the late Evelyn Stewart Hillyer.

A graduate of Chauncey-Dover High School, he was a Park Ranger at Stroud's Run State Park for 28 years and was later employed as maintenance supervisor. He was an avid baseball fan and served as a coach with the Athens County Little and Senior Leagues. He was involved with the League for many years. He was a dedicated father and devoted husband.

Monday, February 15,2010
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Gregory W. "Greg" Lee

By Jaine Wyatt

Gregory W. "Greg" Lee, 54, of New Marshfield died Friday evening, February 12, 2010 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains. Born November 1, 1955 in Dayton, he was the son of the late Hershel and Madeline Lee.

He was employed with ATCO for several years. He had many favorite activities including: Star Trek and attending Star Trek Conventions, hot air balloons, flying, soap operas, Conan O'Brien, scary movies and monsters, bride magazines and animals of all types.

Greg is survived by his guardian, Karen and Bruce Stone of New Marshfield; his housemate and her son, Shirley and David Hartinger, two brothers- Jonathan and Brian Lee both of California, nieces and nephews, and his many friends at ATCO and HAVAR.

Monday, February 15,2010
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Barbara Lois Howard

By Jaine Wyatt

Barbara Lois Howard, 73, of Athens, died Saturday morning, February 13, 2010 at her home. Born April 26, 1936 in Meigs County, she was the daughter of the late Cecil Orlando and Gertrude Lois Lonas Toban.

She attended Pomeroy High School and was a 1954 graduate of Shade High School. She worked as a seamstress at Ambassador Laundries and Ohio University as a press operator in the university laundry. She was a homemaker for 51 years. A longtime Pleasant Hill resident she was a former resident of New Marshfield. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and travel. She and her late husband enjoyed square dancing with the Athens Allamanders Square Dance Club.

Thursday, February 11,2010
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Robert Dale Channell

By Jaine Wyatt

Robert Dale Channell, 83, a lifelong resident of The Plains, Ohio passed away February 10, 2010 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home with his family by his side. Born January 30, 1927 in The Plains, he was the son of the late Ervin Channell and Gertie Bowersock Channell.

Dale graduated in 1947 from The Plains High School after serving 2 years in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy he served in World War II for 2 years as a Seaman 1st class. He served aboard an aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Windham Bay, in the Pacific Ocean at the Philippines, Guam, and Pearl Harbor.

He was a member of The Plains United Methodist Church, Paramuthia Lodge 25 F&AM where he served as Worshipful Master in 1970, Athens Chapter 39 R.A.M., Athens Council 15 R& SM, Athens Commandery 15 KT, life member and charter member of The Plains VFW Post 7174, and a 60 year member of K.T. Crossen Post 21 American Legion.

Wednesday, February 10,2010
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Margaret M. "Peg" Byrd

By Jaine Wyatt

Margaret M. "Peg" Byrd, 85, The Plains, passed away Wednesday February 10, 2010, at Kimes Convalescent Center.

Born February 21, 1924, in New Marshfield, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Ardath Dinsmoor Llewellyn. She was a life member of VFW # 8804 Auxilary of New Marshfield.

She is survived by a son Willard (Nancy) Barber of New Marshfield; grandchildren, William (Debbie) Barber and Diane (Russ) Smith; great-grandchildren Shay Smith, Miranda, Meaghan and Trey Barber; sisters Pat Llewellyn of New Marshfield, Carolyn Babcock of Three Rivers, Michigan, and Kathleen (Charles) Llewellyn of New Marshfield, and a brotherin law Charles Pierce of Orient, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Monday, February 8,2010
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Wm. Allan Clark

By Jaine Wyatt

Wm. Allan Clark, 84, Albany, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2010 at his residence.

Born May 1, 1925 in Albany, he was the son of the late Francis and Alta Minear Clark.

He was a graduate of Albany High School and retired from Tennessee Gas Pipeline after 30 years service. He was a farmer, loved horses and an avid coon hunter.

Allan is survived by his wife, Virginia Tewksbury Clark, a son Pete (Linda) Clark; grandchildren Andrea Gogel and Amy (Tom) Gaither; great-grandchildren Jeffery and Josie Gogel, Kaitlin VanHooser, Jarrett Gaither and Erin Gaither.; and nieces and nephews, Sheila (Terry) Nitsch, Mona Auck, Roger Oxley, Linda (Larry) Pierce, Becky (Arlen) Humble, Carl Lee West and Gene Cecil.

Monday, February 8,2010
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Richard C. Holdcroft

By Jaine Wyatt

Richard C. Holdcroft, 76, of Athens, died Monday morning, February 8, 2010 at his home. Born February 2, 1934 in Athens, he was the son of the late George and Eliza Hanson Holdcroft.

A graduate of Chauncey-Dover High School, he worked at Bridgewater Tire and Mold Co., McBee's Corporation, and retired from Yorde Machine Industries as a machinist. After retirement he also worked at Taylor Motors of Athens.

Richard is survived by a daughter, Michelle (Wes) Clark of Tucson, Arizona; three sons- Richard (Tammy) Holdcroft, Mark (Amy) Holdcroft and Michael T. Holdcroft, all of Athens; a special friend, Judy Carl of Athens; twelve grandchildren- Ty Holdcroft, Seth Holdcroft, Logan Wagner, Lindsey Wagner, Landon Clark, Aaron Holdcroft, Morgan Holdcroft and Kaitlyn Heineking and their mother and close family friend, Katrina Heineking, Taylor Stewart, Michelle Taylor, Sarah Hixson, Jessica Hixson; and two brothers- Tom (Cleo) Holdcroft of Athens and Harry Holdcroft of Millfield.

Monday, February 8,2010
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Delores Nelson

By Jaine Wyatt

Delores Nelson, 63, Albany, passed away at Grandview Hospital, Dayton.

Born in Medway, Ohio, November 11, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Dana Walker and Frances Ruby Stradling Nelson.

She is survived by sisters, Darlene Nelson of Florida, and Sherry (Sam) Darst of Albany; a brother Dana Joe (Judy) Nelson of Salisbury, MD.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Monday, February 8,2010
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Georgia K. Clapper

By Jaine Wyatt

Georgia K. Clapper, 69, of Athens, died Saturday morning, January 30, 2010 at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born February 22, 1940 in Kankakee, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Santa and Ludia Tate Bradley.
She worked most of her life as a Mental Health Specialist and retired from The Crisis Center in Austin, Texas. She was an avid reader and enjoyed old movies and loved to dance and sunny places. She enjoyed life to the fullest.

She is survived by five children, Renee (Art) Smith of Athens, Laurie (Rick) Slaughter of Illinois, Ricky Rose of Las Vegas, Nevada, Becky Whittaker of Illinois, and Steve Rose of Wichita, Kansas; two sisters, Mary (John) Mosier of Chebanse, Illinois, and Foy Baker of Chebanse, Illinois; and a brother-in-law, Edward Webber.

Monday, February 8,2010
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Monna L. Bolin

By Jaine Wyatt

Monna L. Bolin, 82, formerly of Athens, went to meet the Lord on February 4, 2010 at Hospice of Dayton. She had made her home in Spring Valley for several years.

Born February 10, 1927, in Akron, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Viola Yates Jackson; and wife of the late Richard C. Bolin. She was a lifelong resident of Athens County and a member of the Pilgrim Holiness and Grace Wesleyan churches from 1955 to 1983.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister Norma Proctor.

Monna is survived by a sister Shirley McKee of Grove City; daughters Rhonda Christine (Robert) Urschel of Spring Valley and Robin Cheryl (Bruce) Birnbaum of Ashtabula; grandchildren Rachael, Robert and Joshua; and a great-grandson Robert III.

Monday, February 8,2010
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Charles E. Powell Sr.

By Jaine Wyatt

Charles E. Powell Sr., 90, of Nelsonville, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains. He was born September 29, 1919 in Doanville, son of the late Harry and Inda May Cecil Powell. Charles was married to the late Norma Helen Triplett Powell, who passed away December 23, 2009. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary November 19, 2009.

Charles retired in 1976 from Broughton Dairy.

He is survived by sons, Dennis (Brenda) Powell of Germantown, Ohio, Charles E. (Vicki) Powell Jr. of The Plains and Randy (Vicki) Powell of Lebanon, Ohio; daughters, Judy (Larry) McDaniel of Groveport, Nancy (Lewis) Samuels of Dayton and Penny (Bill) Forsyth of Athens; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Parlette of Alexandria, Imogene Triplett of Cincinnati and Mary Lou Triplett of Chauncey and several nieces and nephews.

Thursday, February 4,2010
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Freda Bowen

By Jaine Wyatt

Freda Bowen, 90, Athens, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2010, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

Born in Carpenter, Ohio, on September 7, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Alva and Nellie Hutton Rupe. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Athens.

Freda is survived by children, Beverly (Sam) Workman of Athens, Rodney (Peete) Bowen of Albany, Sue (Jim) Green of Athens, Rick (Cassandra) Bowen of Athens, and Nancy (Michael) Lawless of Amesville; grandchildren, Todd Workman, L.G. Bowen, Laine Vance, Megan Six, Nadine Horton, Sarah Green, and Alethea VanCleave; great-grandchildren, Rianne, Anthony and Matthew Vance, and Connor Cooper; and special care-giver Becky Cooper.

Wednesday, February 3,2010
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Richard Wayne Sycks

By Jaine Wyatt

Richard Wayne Sycks, Albany, passed away quietly at his home the morning of February 1, 2010.

Richard was a man of uncommon warmth, wit and passion who was loved by many but not all and he was OK with that. Affectionately known as "Big Dick from Sugar Crick" he was born at home January 17, 1945, the second of eight children to William and Evelyn Sycks of Millfield.

His life was dedicated to the service of others as exemplified by his first career at the Athens Mental Health Center as an activity therapist and in his second career with OCSEA as a union representative. He was an activist, a progressive and never ashamed to be himself. He spent nearly two decades working youth sports as a coach and mentor, headed a youth sports and academic foundation and drove twice to Guatemala to work and deliver supplies and toys to an orphanage in San Jacinto.

Tuesday, February 2,2010
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Velma Bernice Dawson

By Jaine Wyatt

Velma Bernice Dawson, 96, of Nelsonville died Monday morning, February 1, 2010 at