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Penny Lynn Wyatt

December 9, 1956 - June 27, 2015

Penny Lynn Wyatt, age 58 of Jackson passed away peacefully Saturday, June 27, 2015 at home surrounded by her family. She was born December 9, 1956 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Alfred Downey and Shirley Ann Radcliff Cooper. She loved God and Jesus and attended church at Columbia Chapel and the Church of God. She enjoyed arranging flowers, watching deer at Lake Katherine, playing bingo and...
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Edward R. Jarvis

June 17, 2015

Edward R. Jarvis, age 78, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Hocking County, Ohio, on August 6, 1936 to the late Joshie F. and Elizabeth Ann (May) Jarvis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ida (Crabtree) Jarvis, a sister, Clara Compston and a grandson Clinton. Edward was...
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Vicky Kay Baxter

December 2, 1948 - June 14, 2015

Vicky Kay Baxter, age 66 of Jackson, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Heartland of Jackson. She was born in Jackson on December 2, 1948 to the late George and Helen (Sheline) Leach. She attended the Calvary United Methodist Church, enjoyed spending time at home, going out to eat, reading and doing crossword puzzles. She also loved her dogs. Vicky is survived by her son, Aaron Keith...
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Edith E. Ferguson

June 12, 2015

Edith Elizabeth Ferguson age 85 of Jackson, formerly of Waverly, Ohio passed away Friday June 12, 2015 at Pickaway Manor Care Center in Circleville, Ohio. Edith was born September 16, 1929 in Cyrus, West Virginia to the late Henry and Alice Brown. She was a graduate of Ceredo- Kenova High School, a United States Army veteran, and former employee of the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers Union. ...
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Edna Yoder Byler

June 11, 2015

Edna Yoder Byler, 90 years old of Jackson, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 11, 2015. She was born on December 28, 1924 in Nappanee, Indiana to Daniel & Mary Ann (Miller) Yoder. On October 26, 1950 she married the love of her life, the late Dan J. Byler. Edna and her late husband were the founders & owners of PAD-A-PEW®, a division of By-Line Mfg & Uphol, Inc.; and the former...
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Albert Jack Reed

June 7, 1943 - June 10, 2015

Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home 135 Broadway Street Jackson, Ohio 45640 Albert Jackson "Jack" Reed, age 72 of Jackson passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Holzer Medical Center of Jackson. He was born June 7, 1943 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late Gordon Reed and Gladys Fisher. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Harry, John and Ernie Fisher as well as sister-in-law:...
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Paul Duane Wyatt

May 30, 2015

Paul Duane Wyatt, age 73 of Coalton, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Jackson County on July 12, 1941 to the late William A and Nellie (Ray) Wyatt. In addition to his parents, his brothers David "Doc", Carl, Kenneth, Robert W., William Jr. and Donald Wyatt, sisters, Juanita Bussey and Mary "Dene" Wyatt, and an infant grandchild preceded him in death. He...
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Josephine Bowen

May 20, 2015

Josephine Marie (Nelson) Bowen, age 69, passed away peacefully at her home on May 20, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Jackson, Ohio, on Sept. 7, 1945. Josephine was God's living miracle for the last 32 years. Joby enjoyed life, she loved being with her family and everyone remembers the smile she always had on her face, and that smile has brought a lot of peace, joy, ...
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Thomas Williams

May 15, 2015

Thomas L. Williams, age 79 of Jackson, passed away Friday, may 15, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Jackson on April 2, 1936 to the late Dale and Ida (Helman) Williams. In addition to his parents his brothers, George and Larry Williams, and sisters, Cleo Baker and Deloris McManis, preceded him in death. Thomas is survived by his wife, Helen (McCown)...
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Fred "Steve" Thomas

May 9, 2015

Fred Steven "Steve" Thomas was born April 8, 1955 to Fred and Emma Gertrude (Swearinger) Thomas in Scioto County. He grew up on a farm in Rubyville. Steve passed away at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 9, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Jane Ann (Thomas) Hiatt and Sharon Kay (Thomas) Alexander, one niece, Kay Ann Alexander and one nephew, Daniel Alexander. He...
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Sandy D. Smith

May 5, 2015

Sandy D. Smith, age 43 of Wellston, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2015 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. He was born on January 19, 1972 in Ross County to Wanda (Culwell) Smith and the late Carl E. Smith. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by two sisters, Pamela Smith and Tina (Smith) Coen. He is survived by his mother, Wanda (Culwell) Smith of Jackson; brothers,...
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Julie Ann (Howell) Pence

May 2, 2015

Julie Ann (Howell) Pence, age 57, passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Four Winds Community. She was born on June 13, 1957 in Marion, Indiana to Shirley Ann (Altherr) Howell, and the late Jim Foster Howell. In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Danielle (Danny) Chandler of Jackson; one son, Randall (Becky) Pence of Marion, Indiana; one sister, Lisa (Kevin) Gregg...
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Mark A. Russell

April 26, 2015

Mark A. Russell age 57 of Wellston passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Maple Hills Nursing Facility in McArthur, Ohio. He was born May 13, 1957 in Oak Hill, Ohio. He worked at the Jackson Plastic Plant for 25 years, enjoyed watching Nascar and working on his 1971 Dodge Demon, which he took great pride. He was known for having a heart of gold, he was a gentle giant who never knew a...
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Sherman Manns, Jr.

March 10, 1963 - April 18, 2015

Sherman Manns. Jr., age 52, passed away at The Ohio State University Medical Center on Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was born in London, Ohio on March 10, 1963 to Sherman Manns Sr., and Shirley (Puckett) Manns. Sherman loved to hunt and fish, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a forklift operator at Mills Pride for many years. In addition to his parents, his sons...
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George "Tim" McKenzie

April 16, 2015

George T. McKenzie "Tim" age 57 of Wellston passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Holzer Medical Center of Jackson. He was born October 5, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio to Charlotte Skaggs McKenzie and the late Hargas R. McKenzie. George was a member of the VFW 8420 and enjoyed camping, listening to Bluegrass music and attending bluegrass festivals and especially spending time with his...
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Othella Violet Hughes

April 12, 2015

Othella Violet Hughes, age 89 of Jackson, Ohio passed away peacefully Sunday, April 12, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born July 2, 1925 in Oak Hill, Ohio, to the late Elza Yates and Chloie Etta Dulaney Shumate. She enjoyed spending time outdoors mainly fishing and camping as well as playing cards, working crossword puzzles, square dancing and playing bingo. There was...
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Ruth L. Chose

April 12, 2015

Ruth L. Chose, age 61, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. She was born on June 8, 1953 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Daisy (Ross) Spry, and the late Grover Spry. She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church. During her life, she touched many people, serving as an assistant librarian at the Jackson City Library, helping with the...
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Helen M. Kinnison

April 10, 2015

Helen M Kinnison, age 96 of Jackson, passed away at her residence on Friday, April 10, 2015. She was born in Ray, Ohio on August 16, 1918 to the late Charles Detty and Edna (Byron) Detty. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church and loved spending time with her dogs. Helen is survived by her children: Joyce Spriggs and Sherry Kinnison; brothers and sisters: Arthur Detty, Mary...
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Charles F. Linton, Sr.

April 9, 2015

Charles F. Linton, Sr., age 79, of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Woodside Village care Center in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. He was born in Jackson, Ohio on November 29, 1935 to the late Clarence F. Linton and Marie (Duhl) Linton. He was a concrete worker for most of his life. He loved nature and riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Gross)...
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Dale Wickline

April 5, 2015

Dale Wickline, age 89, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 5, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 24, 1926 in Fayette County, Ohio to the late Watson and Mae (Fout) Wickline. Dale enjoyed growing up on a beautiful farm in Beaver, Ohio and was happy to have spent his childhood there. He was a WWII Army Veteran, member of the Christ United...
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James R. Adams

September 24, 1955 - March 31, 2015

James R. Adams, age 59, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the Piketon Nursing Center. He was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on Sept. 24, 1955. He was preceded in death by his parents, James A. and Katherine (Muncy) Adams. He loved W.W.E. and watching TV in general. He is survived by brother, Kenny (Tammy) Adams and half-brother, Rick (Dorothy) Muncy. Friends will be...
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Geneva Sluss

March 29, 2015

Geneva (Hurt) Sluss, age 85 of Hamden, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Four Winds Nursing Home. She was born in Pikeville, Kentucky on December 1, 1929 to the late Garland Hurt and Nervie (Hall) Hurt. She is survived by sons, Tim Sluss (Shirley) of South Carolina and Tom Sluss of Waverly; daughter, Christine (Gary) Wickline of Hamden; 6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 2...
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Rita Jean Halcomb

April 19, 1949 - March 28, 2015

Rita Jean Halcomb, age 65, of New Carlisle, Ohio, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, on April 19, 1949. She was preceded in death by her father, Russell Holsinger, brother, David Holsinger and sister, Carol Holsinger. Rita was retired from the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility; was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary; was...
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Benjamin "Ben" Forshey

February 14, 1932 - March 20, 2015

Benjamin Forshey, age 83 of Jackson, passed away Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe surrounded by his family. Ben was born February 14, 1932 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late Joe and Effie Evans Forshey. Ben was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, former Rio Grande professor, was active as a former scoutmaster for Troop 48 and loved to do...
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Richard "Ricky" Cartwright

March 12, 2015

Richard "Ricky" W. Cartwright II, age 21 of Wellston passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015. He was born September 8, 1993 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Richard W. Cartwright I and Annette Brigner. His father Richard W. Cartwright; mother, Annette (Brigner); a brother, Wesley Remy; stepmother, Sharon Cartwright and a stepbrother, Jeremy Goheen, survive him. Grandparents also survive him: Rodney and...
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Valerie Anne Nickell

March 9, 2015

Valerie Anne Nickell, age 47 of Clinton, Tennessee and formally of Jackson, Ohio passed away on March 9, 2015. She leaves behind 3 children: Michael, of the Jackson area, April (Allen) Dillon and Kevin (Chelsie) Nickell of Clinton, Tennessee. Also surviving are grandchildren: Brianna Dillon, Daemon Nickell and a grandson on the way. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday March...
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Margaret Isreal

March 7, 2015

Margaret Ann Isreal, 83 of Jackson went to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, March 7, 2015 at her home. She was born in Jackson, Ohio on March 24, 1931 to the late Edward Rasp Sr. and Nancy Ellen "Sprouse" Dunn Rasp. She is survived by her son: Rick Isreal, brother and sisters: Ray Rasp, Wilma Jean Lambert and Ruth Nichols, very close friends: Levi and Joyce Byler as well as several nieces...
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Sharon Tackett

March 6, 2015

Sharon Lynn Tackett, age 58 of Beaver, Ohio, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Edith (Bethel) and Fred Freeman, along with two brothers, Charles Freeman and Harry Freeman. She is survived by three sons: Randy Freeman of Beaver, Roger Tackett of Beaver and Sid Tackett of Florida; three sisters: Mary Crable of Circleville, Edith Huff of...
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Alesha Warren

February 23, 2015

Alesha Warren, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Feb. 23, 2015 at Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio. She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Feb. 23, 2015 to Nicholas and Ariel (Rafferty) Warren, who survive. She is also survived by a brother, Collin Warren; paternal grandmother, Patricia Wiseman; paternal great grandmother, Gwendolyn Tilley; maternal grandparents, Bill and Sarah...
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Inize Louise (Riley) Miller

February 17, 2015

Inize Louise (Riley) Miller, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. She was born in Kentucky on May 6, 1935 to the late Lester Tuttle and Rachel Thornsberry Tuttle Grover. She was a member of the Elm Grove Church of Christ. Inize enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, camping, boating, gardening and spending time...
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Donna J. Brooks

January 26, 1941 - February 14, 2015

Donna Landrum Brooks, age 74, passed away on February 14, 2015. Preceded in death by husband Rodney Brooks, mother Mildred Parr Landrum, father Everett Landrum, brother Charles E. Landrum, and sister Kathy (Katie) Landrum. Donna is survived by her sister Evelyn Lopez (Victor) of Columbus, Ohio and nephews David Landrum, Randy Landrum, and niece Laurie Buttrick of Jackson. Donna will be...
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Darlene F. Vititoe

February 1, 1946 - February 13, 2015

Darlene Frances Vititoe, age 69, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on February 1, 1946 to the late Bus and Dallas (Taylor) Fizer. Also preceding her in death were her brothers: Butch, Bobby and Buz Fizer, and a son, Shawn Keith Vititoe. She is survived by her sons Bill Vititoe of Jackson and Matt Vititoe (Albra Taeff) of Monroe,...
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Samuel Waugh

February 12, 2015

Samuel Joseph Waugh, age 62, passed away on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Hickory Creek of Athens Nursing Facility. He was born September 7, 1952 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Sammy Waugh and Donna (Whetstone) Waugh. His sister, Beverly Black; nephews, Franklin Wade Taylor and Roger Dale Moore, Jr.; nieces, Donna Melissa Taylor and Virginia Lynn Moore, along with many great nephews and...
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Bryce Edward Coleman

November 21, 2003 - February 11, 2015

Bryce Edward Coleman, age 11, of Jackson, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, after an extended illness. He was born in Gallipolis on November 21, 2003, to Sherri (Brown) and Allen Coleman, who survive. He is also survived by his brother, Jacob Coleman; uncles: Charlie (Kelly) Brown, Daniel Coleman and Mike (Laura) Adams; aunts: Marie (Howard) Brown and Stephanie Hetherington, grandpa and...
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Mary E. Denney

February 10, 2015

Mary Elizabeth Dauber Denney, age 93, died peacefully Feb. 10 under the care of Hospice of Heartland of Jackson. She is survived by granddaughter Megan Malone (Jeremy Harley) and Molly Malone-Prioleau (Osric), great granddaughters Miriam and Evelyn Harley and son-in-law Charles Malone. Born March 18, 1921, Mary was preceded in death by daughter Deborah Denney Malone and husband S. Wayne...
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Fredrick "Fred" Peters

February 8, 2015

Fredrick Lynn "Fred" Peters, age 66, went to be with the Lord peacefully on Sunday, February 8, 2015, surrounded with love. He was born July 6, 1948 in Athens County, Ohio to the late Harry and Shirley Harder Peters. He was an active member of the Jackson First Church of the Nazarene, a veteran of the United States Navy, a member of Orphans Friend Lodge #275 F. & A.M. of Wilkesville. Fred...
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Anna M. Nichols

February 8, 2015

Anna M. Nichols, age 83 of Wellston, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015. She was born in Lawrence County on January 18, 1932 to the late James Bowen and Alice Louisa Kelly. She is survived by sons: Jack Bowen, John "David" Bowen. William "Bill" (Mary) Nichols, Thomas Nichols, Richard Nichols, James Nichols and Gilbert (Renee) Nichols; daughters: Virginia (Don) Channell, Diane (Wayne)...
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Jerry D. Messer

February 7, 2015

Jerry Donald Messer, age 58, passed away on Saturday, February 7, 2015. He was born January 1, 1957 in Mingo County, West Virginia to the late Ronald Messer and Mandy (Finnley) Messer. Besides his parents, a brother, Roger Messer, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Blanche (Bowling) Messer; a son, Ronald (Amanda) Messer; daughters, Sara French, Marsha Messer, Jamie Messer,...
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Doretha J Wyant

March 11, 1947 - January 28, 2015

Doretha J. Wyant, age 67, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born in Chillicothe, Ohio on March 11, 1947 to the late Willis E. and Carrie (Alexander) Adams. She was also preceded in death by her husband: Lou Ira "Jay" Wyant and daughter, Melissa Anderson. She is survived by three sons: Charles "Scott" Wyant, Timothy (Tracey) J....
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John Hale

January 21, 2015

John Arthur Hale, age 51, of Minford, Ohio, passed away at Southern Ohio Medical center on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. He was born on June 1, 1963 to Paul Ray "Pete" Hale and Suzanne (Smith) Hale, who survive. He is also survived by his fiancée, Beth (Troncone) Arthurs; sons, Morgan Hale, Gaven Hale and Stephen Arthurs; daughter, Kiersten Hale; a brother, Jim (Joy) Hale; brother-in- law Ted...
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David Whaley

January 15, 2015

David Allen Whaley, age 51 of Gandeeville, West Virginia, formally of Jackson, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at his residence. He was born on October 21, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Wilmer Whaley and Virginia (Martin) Whaley Hughes. Besides his parents, a brother, Terry Whaley, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, David William McBride Whaley; daughter,...
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Gary Congrove

January 6, 2015

Gary Clark Congrove, age 77 passed away on January 6, 2015 at Holzer Hospital in Jackson, Ohio. Gary was born to Katherine (Katie) Clark in Wellston, Ohio on April 8, 1937. Gary is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joanna Howe, his daughter Lori (Tom) Kipfer of Powell, his son Doug (Katie) Congrove of Westerville, three grandsons, Max and Jackson Congrove and Tommy Kipfer, sister-in-law, Joyce ...
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Darlene Sheline

January 5, 2015

Darlene Sheline, age 80, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015, at the Four Winds Nursing Facility, Jackson. She was born in Jackson, Ohio on September 2, 1934 to the late Curtis and Mattie (Harper) Sheline. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Allen Sheline. Darlene was a graduate of Jackson High School and she loved taking rides in the car. She is survived by a...
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Ann Lynn Erwin

August 18, 1938 - January 1, 2015

Ann Lynn Erwin, age 76, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, at her residence. She was born in Ashland, Kentucky on Aug. 18, 1938. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Minibelle (Anderson) DeHart and a son, Gayle DeHart. She is survived by five sons: Rich (Diana) Erwin, Mitch (Cindy) Erwin, Chuck Erwin, Greg Erwin and Brad (Valerie) Erwin; one sister,...
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Garnet L. Baxter

October 2, 1942 - December 31, 2014

Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home 135 Broadway Street Jackson, Ohio 45640 Garnet Lucille Baxter, age 72 of Jackson passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Adena Regional Medical Center of Chillicothe. She was born October 2, 1942 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late Bill and Dorothy West McCumber. She enjoyed spending time with her children and especially with her grandchildren, she...
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Rosalie Salyers

February 16, 1932 - December 30, 2014

Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home 135 Broadway Street Jackson, Ohio 45640 Rosalie Salyers, age 82 of Jackson, Ohio passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the Holzer Medical Center of Jackson. She was born February 16, 1932 in Pike County, Ohio to the late Leonard D. Salyers Sr. and Ethel Stevens Salyers. She was a member for over 30 years of the Enterprise Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio. She...
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Judy Lee Speakman

February 7, 1950 - December 29, 2014

Judy Lee Speakman, age 64, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, at her residence. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 7, 1950. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard William and Louise (Wilbur) Legg and a son, Richard "Dickie" Amos. Judy was a homemaker and enjoyed listening to music. She is survived by two daughters: Judy Joann Gooslin (James Newsom) and...
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June Causey

March 20, 1959 - December 26, 2014

Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home 135 Broadway Street Jackson, Ohio 45640 E, June Malone Causey, age 55 of Jackson passed away peacefully Friday, December 26, 2014. She was born March 20, 1959 in Ironton, Ohio to the late Darvin "Dewey" and Beulah Johnson Malone. June was a member of the Pentecostal church, enjoyed cooking and most importantly spending time with her grandchildren and family. She...
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John C. Ewing

December 20, 2014

John C. Ewing, age 58 of Jackson, passed away at his residence on Saturday, December 20, 2014. He was born at Fort Campbell, Kentucky on October 14, 1956 to Dorothy (Roach) Frazier and the late Edward Ewing. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sons, Jonathan Moon and Adam Nettles; daughters, Alisha Moon, Jill Speakman and Cheyenne Ewing; brother, Eddie (Innis) Ewing; sisters,...
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Deloris Jean Parks

October 19, 1944 - December 11, 2014

Deloris Jean Parks, age 70 of Jackson, Ohio went home to be with her Lord after an extended illness on Thursday, December 11, 2014. She was born on October 19, 1944 to the late Orville and Nellie (Rodgers) Parks. She graduated with the Jackson High School Class of 1962. She worked for the G.C. Murphy Company for 24 years; 15 years at Super Dollar; and retired from General Mills after 11 years....
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Howard Ray Jeffries

December 3, 2014

Howard Ray Jeffries, age 43 of Vinton, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. He was born on February 15, 1971 to the late Howard Clark and Helen Martin. His common-law wife, Angie Penrod and their son, Howard Roger Jeffries, a half-sister, Carla Pierce of Wilkesville, a special niece, Kimmy Jeffries and a half-brother, Tim Clark, survive him. Also surviving are a host of nieces,...
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Dwight Rowland

November 30, 2014

Dwight L. Rowland, age 90, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away on November 30, 2014 at Holzer Medical Center – Jackson ER. He was born on August 3, 1924 in Ross County, Ohio to the late George E. and Thelma (Layton) Hooks Rowland. He is survived by his daughter, Georgia Conley; sisters: Marjorie Sims, Kathryn (Gene) Schliech, Ellen (Charles) Rittenger, Ruth (Ed) James; granddaughter, Colleen ...
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Betty Lou Riffle

November 21, 2014

Betty Lou Riffle, age 78 of Jackson passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Edgewood Manor Nursing Facility of Wellston. She was born March 15, 1936 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Charles H. and Stella Argabright Montgomery. She was a cook for the Colonial restaurant in Jackson for nearly 20 years, enjoyed playing bingo and an avid Cincinnati Reds fan. She is survived by her children: Pam...
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Keith Allen Duhl

November 14, 2014

Keith Allen Duhl, age 43 of Jackson, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Holzer Medical Center – Jackson. He was born on February 27, 1971 in Gallipolis, Ohio. His father, Richard Delbert Duhl, and a sister, Dorothy Duhl, preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Carol Ann (Bobo) Duhl, a brother, Delbert Wayne Duhl, and his children: Nathanial Duhl, Aundria Duhl and...
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Brandy Dee McDowell

November 7, 2014

Brandy Dee McDowell, age 39, passed away on November 7, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. No calling hours will be observed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home in Jackson.
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Thurman Robert Fyffe

November 6, 2014

Thurman Robert Fyffe, age 72 of Beaver, passed away on Thursday, November 6, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershal "Tinker" Fyffe and Sylvia Mae (Shumway) Fyffe, his wife, Irene (Stapleton) Fyffe, a son, Robert (Kim) Fyffe and a daughter, Melinda Davis,a sister Maryann (Dean) Baldridge. He is survived by his children: Gayla (Ralph) Conley, David (Rhonda) Fyffe, Rhonda Boyd,...
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Ada Beulah Waugh

November 5, 2014

Ada Beulah Waugh, also known as "Nanny" by many, age 94, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on July 17, 1920. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Waugh; parents, Kent and Pearl (Cooper) Clay; adoptive parents, William and Lillie (Henson) Clay; brother, Johnny Waugh and sister, Bertha Ellen (Waugh) Stephenson. ...
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Rachel Morrison

November 2, 2014

Rachel Ann (Gilliland) Morrison, age 58 of Jackson, passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at her residence. She was born on July 31, 1956 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Calvin Lloyd and Mary Ellen (Bright) Gilliland. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Orville Ruggles. She is survived by her sons: Robert M. (Shawnta) Kallner, Jr., of Lancaster, Kentucky and...
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Frank Lundy

October 27, 2014

Frank Wells Lundy, age 76 of Jackson, passed away on October 27, 2014 at Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice Unit in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born on October 7, 1938 in Scioto County to the late Eugene and Pearl (Bowman) Shoemaker Lundy. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Garry Lundy; step-brother Carl Shoemaker; step-sister, Thelma Shoemaker; grandson, Kyle...
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Roy Allen Hayth, Sr.

October 26, 2014

Roy Allen Hayth, Sr., age 78 of Jackson, passed away on October 26, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. No calling hours will be observed. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home in Jackson. Condolences may be emailed to: www.mayhew-brownfuneralhome.com
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Debra Robertson

October 25, 2014

Debra D. Robertson, age 57 of Jackson, died peacefully in her sleep on October 25, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents R.J. and Betty Jo Norton, along with her father-in-law, Jimmy "Lattie" Robinson. She is survived by her husband Gary Robertson, beloved daughter LeeAnn (Nick) Brunton, grandsons Brody and Brandon, along with step-son Raymond (Faith) Robertson. She also had an ...
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Richard Duhl

October 23, 2014

Richard Delbert Duhl, age 79 of Jackson, passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at his residence in Jackson. He was born December 30, 1934 in Columbus, Ohio to the late George and Bessie (Deal) Duhl. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Dorothy Duhl; brothers: Herb, Oscar, Pearl, Ray, Frankie and Johnnie; and sisters, Mickey and Bertha. He is survived by his wife...
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Betty L. Cantor

November 8, 1947 - October 15, 2014

Betty L. (Yerian) Cantor, age 66 of Jackson, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at her residence in Jackson. She was born November 8, 1947 in Jackson to the late James Yerian and Edith (Hill) Yerian. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Dean Cantor, a son, Roger L. Cantor, and seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sons, Tony (Jennifer)...
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Karen Ann Wyant Childers

October 11, 2014

Karen Ann Wyant Childers, age 64 of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. She was born February 27, 1950 in Jackson to the late David Robert Wyant and Alice Freda Whaley Wyant Waugh. Besides her parents, her brother, Henry Dale Wyant, preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Lora (Rick) Smith of Jackson; brothers Mark Anthony...
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Lillie Louise Elkins

September 28, 2014

Lillie (Louise) Elkins, age 87 of Jackson, passed away on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. She was born in Jackson on October 6, 1926 to the late Everett Dixon and Iva Bell (Duhl) Dixon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse James Elkins; a son, Jed Elkins; 5 brothers and 4 sisters. She is survived by her children, Larry...
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Fairley Causey

April 19, 1944 - September 4, 2014

Fairley Causey, age 70, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away at the Piketon Nursing Center, Piketon, Ohio, on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. He was born in Greasy Creek, Kentucky on April 19, 1944. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Draxie (Robinson) Causey; brothers, Franklin, Clifford and Howard; sisters, Bonnie Yates, Thelma Mullins and Zella Fitzpatrick. He is survived by sons: Byron...
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Harrison Daniels

September 1, 2014

Harrison Daniels, age 74 of Ray, passed away at his residence on Monday, September 1, 2014. He was born in Boyd County, Kentucky on February 21, 1940 to the late Charlie and Julie (Miller) Daniels. In addition to his parents, his wife, Carolyn and brother Grover, along with 2 infant brothers, preceded him in death. Harrison is survived by his sons: John (Jacquelline) Daniels of Ray, Ohio and...
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Carla Y. Mapes

January 5, 1965 - August 30, 2014

Carla Y. Mapes, age 49 of Wellston, passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014. She was born in Gallipolis, Ohio January 5, 1965 to the late Ivan Mapes and Charlotte Simmons Copley. She was a member the VFW and American Legion both of Wellston. She is survived by her daughter, Cherokee Gilkey, son, Michael S. Denney, as well as being known as a mother to many; brothers: Michael George Clark and Dan...
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Thomas Eugene Albert

August 22, 2014

Thomas Eugene Albert, age 54, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. He was born in Oak Hill, Ohio to Luther N. Albert, who survives, and the late Gertrude (Tolliver) Albert. In addition to his mother, his brother David Albert preceded him in death. Surviving are his son Walter; daughters Jean, Misty and Brittany; sisters Diana and Brenda; 6 grandchildren; wife Melissa and step-son Corey. ...
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Clara Mae Reed

August 21, 2014

Clara Mae (Landrum) Reed, age 74, passed away at her residence on Thursday, August 21, 2014. She was born in Jackson County, Ohio on November 7, 1939 to the late Walter Landrum and Nellie (Foster) Landrum. Clara is survived by her son: Alan (Debbie) Reed of Oak Hill, and her daughters: Donna Reed (Randy) Hall, Pam (Charles) Atwater and Anita (David) Meadows, all of Oak Hill; grandchildren: T...
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David Eugene Shover

August 17, 2014

David Eugene Shover, Jr., age 65, passed away at his residence on Sunday, August 17, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 21, 1948 in Gallipolis, Ohio to David Eugene Shover, Sr. and Gertrude (Vititoe) Drake, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Patricia Shover; a grandson, Mason Phillips, a great-grandson Braydon Perkins, and...
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Wallace Milton McCray

August 15, 2014

Wallace Milton McCray, born December 23rd 1934 at Weeksbury, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at his residence in Circleville, Ohio. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Loretta T. McCray and one daughter Jennifer (David) Cade; three grand kids: Chase (14), Halee (11) and Alli (4). He also leaves behind 2 brothers: Roy McCray of Knox, Indiana and Mike (Carolyn) McCray...
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William Michael Oliver

August 11, 2014

William Michael Oliver, age 43, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on March 13, 1971. He is survived by his father, Robert Lewis Oliver Sr.; his mother, Vicki (Leach) Sturgill; a son, Josh Oliver; a daughter, Cassie Whaley; three brothers, Robert Oliver, Aaron Sturgill, and Zach Oliver; a sister, Chyna Oliver; one...
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Robert Joseph Angles

August 5, 2014

Robert Joseph Angles, age 70, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away at Edgewood Manor of Wellston, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 7, 1944. He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Mable (Miller) Angles. He is survived by a son, Robert David Angles, and a sister, Lois Mannering; grandchildren: Tenicha Angles and Lea Angles; and great-grandchildren...
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Jeffrey Michael Blair

January 29, 1955 - July 29, 2014

Jeffrey Michael Blair, 58, passed peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29th, surrounded by the love and comfort of his family and dearest friends. Jeff was diagnosed with melanoma in early April of this year and fought it to the very end. Jeff was the oldest son of Joseph Cornelius Blair and Betty Lou (Twiggs) Blair, born in Huntington, West Virginia on January 29, 1955. He is survived by his five...
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Frank Wilhite

October 31, 1942 - July 29, 2014

Frank Wilhite, age 71, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away at Community Hospice Care Center, Ashland, Kentucky, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. He was born in Pike County, Kentucky on October 31, 1942. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hollan Wilhite Sr. and Verna (Harris) Wilhite, and two brothers, Hollan Wilhite Jr. and Darrel Wilhite. Frank was a retired mine worker, a member of the United...
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Sarah Alice Powell

December 16, 1926 - July 28, 2014

Sarah Alice "Poogie" Cosby Powell, age 87, of Ray, Ohio, died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio. She was born December 16, 1926 in Jackson, Ohio, the daughter of the late Britt and Nanny Cosby. She was united in marriage to James C. Powell, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by step-son Edward C. Powell; five brothers: Coston, Heber,...
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Carol Faye (Jewell) Newman

July 23, 2014

Carol Faye (Jewell) Newman, age 57, of Chillicothe, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on Dec. 25, 1956 to the late Paul Jewell Sr. and Viola Ann (Dulaney) Jewell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Newman and a granddaughter, Barbara Hamilton. Carol was an E.M.T. for SEOEMS, a member of the...
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David M. Kearns

July 18, 2014

David M. Kearns, age 67, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away at Holzer Medical Center – Jackson ER on Friday, July 18, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Emma Jean (Munyan) Kearns, a brother, Bobby Kearns, and a sister, Marg Ann Keaton. He is survived by his wife, Janet (Salmons) Kearns and a son, David (Kelly) Kearns of Jackson. Also surviving are his brothers: Ronald...
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Melva Yvonne McCartney

February 25, 1946 - July 16, 2014

Melva Yvonne McCartney, age 68, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away at Heartland of Jackson, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on Feb. 25, 1946. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Marjorie Ann (Coyan) Davis; two brothers, Melvin "Butch" Davis and David Davis. She is survived by a son, David (Tricia) McCartney of Columbus; a daughter, Marilyn (Carl)...
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Helen B. (Fisher) Rice

July 13, 2014

Helen B. (Fisher) Rice, age 90, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the Jenkins Care Center in Wellston, Ohio. She was born in Coalton, Ohio on September 11, 1923 to the late Roy and Lucy (Evans) Fisher. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, G. Wayne Rice, son Kevin (Julia) Rice and daughter, Kathie (Sam) Stevenson. She is survived by 5 grandchildren, David (Pam) Stevenson, Melissa...
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Trevena "TV" Cool

April 22, 1935 - July 9, 2014

Born 4/22/1935. Trevena passed away at Four Winds Rest Home on July 9, 2014 after being a resident there since June 2012. Daughter of Wilbur Orin and Evelyn Marjorie (McCammon) Stiles who precede her in death. Also preceding in death: Brothers Bernard (Betty) Stiles, Herman (Joyce) Stiles, Sister Esther Stiles (William) Dawson; Granddaughter Layla Cool. She is survived by her husband of...
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Joann Sowers

October 31, 1941 - June 15, 2014

Joann Sowers, age 72, of McArthur, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born in Vinton County, Ohio on October 31, 1941 to the late James and Mary Ellen Kirby. Besides her parents, Joann was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon "Doe" Sowers; a daughter, Stephanie Morgan; a sister, Betty; a brother, Tom Kirby, and a grandson, Joshua...
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Virginia Law

June 12, 2014

Virginia Hope (Coyan) Law, age 87, of Jackson, Ohio, died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio. The oldest of 13 children, she was born November 10, 1926 to the late William Raymond Coyan and Nellie Blanche (Hayth) Coyan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin D. Law and daughter, Linda Bush Prater. Also preceding her in...
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Sean Cooper

June 11, 2014

Sean Eric "Sniffer" Cooper, age 41, of Jackson, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. He was born December 26, 1972 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Wayne Cooper and Shirley Ann (Radcliff) Cooper. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Jennifer Lynn (Hart) Cooper; his 14 year-old daughter, Cheirstynn Cooper and his 4 year-old son, Sean E....
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Norma Jean Barlow

May 25, 1948 - June 11, 2014

Norma Jean Barlow, age 66, of Jackson, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus. Ohio. She was born in Maysville, Kentucky on May 25, 1948. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Norma Ruth (Vaugh) Hodge. She is survived by her husband, Paul Barlow; two sons, Todd (Melissa) Barlow of Jackson and Randy (Jennifer) Barlow of...
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Juanita M. Spence

November 22, 1922 - June 7, 2014

Juanita Maxine Bellar Spence, age 91, of Jackson, Ohio, died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio. She was born Nov. 22, 1922 in Portsmouth, Ohio, daughter of the late Nelson and Ruth (Days) Bellar. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Earl Spence, two brothers, Harold and Earl Bellar and one sister, Virginia Stevenson...
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Chester Wells, Jr

December 24, 1937 - June 7, 2014


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Shelba Baker

June 6, 2014

Shelba Jean Baker, age 74, joined her Heavenly Father on Friday, June 6, 2014 at her home in Jackson, Ohio, surrounded by her loving family. She is the daughter of the late Thomas and Edith (Gilliland) Boswell. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Willis Ray Baker; three sisters: Jo Stewart and her daughter, Debbie of Pataskala, Ohio, Penny Halushka of California, Mary Cervantes of...
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Phyllis Clark

May 30, 2014

Phyllis A. Clark, age 80, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 30, 2014, at her home in Jackson. She was born in Coal Township, Jackson County, Ohio on July 5, 1933, the daughter of the late Walter and Jessie Hayth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Clark, Sr., whom she married in 1954. She is survived by five children: Terry (Ron) Ousley of Beaver, Rhonda...
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James H. Davis

May 29, 2014

James (Jim) H. Davis, age 70, of Jackson, Ohio passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014. He died peacefully at his home in the presence of loving family members after a brief illness. Jim was born April 4, 1944 at Sheltering Arms Hospital in Athens, Ohio to the late James Davis and Hazel (Griffith) Druggan. He was raised in Jackson, Ohio where he graduated with the Class of 1962 from Jackson...
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Roger Dale Rose

May 28, 2014

Roger "Dale" Rose, 67, of Jackson, Ohio, passed awayWednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic following abrief illness. Dale was born June 2, 1946, in Eifort, Ohio, to the late Roy and Minnie Stiles Rose of Jackson, Ohio. Dale was a member of the U.S. Army. He was a Viet Nam veteran. Dale is survived by his wife, Nina (Butts); daughter, Kelly(David) Millet, of Solon, Ohio; son Jason ...
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Robert Henry Clay, Jr.

May 27, 2014

Robert Henry Clay, Jr., age 86, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at his residence in Wellston, Ohio. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 27, 1927 to the late Robert H. Clay, Sr., and Leta (Parish) Clay. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Segatto. He is survived by his wife, Ramona Fae (Murray) Clay, a son, Robert H. Clay III of Wellston; a...
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George William Henry

April 22, 1938 - May 25, 2014

George William "Bill" Henry, age 76, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Heartland of Jackson. He was born in Ironton, Ohio on April 22, 1938. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Howard and Irma E. (Adams) Henry and a sister, Dorothy Henry. Bill retired after 27 years as an insurance salesman for Western-Southern Insurance and was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his...
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Mark Dillinger

May 18, 2014

Mark Anthony Dillinger, age 55, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born February 4, 1959 in Oak Hill, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph E. Dillinger and Irene (Wolford) Dillinger. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Dillinger and an infant grand daughter, Jennifer Dillinger. He is survived by sons,...
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George Edwin Clarkson

August 1, 1938 - May 7, 2014

George Edwin Clarkson, age 75, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson He was born in Scioto Township, Jackson County, Ohio on August 1, 1938 to the late James Clarkson and Sarah (Arthur) Clarkson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Clarkson, in 1957. He is survived by his sons: Dave Clarkson and Billy...
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Viola Hood

May 5, 2014

Viola Hood, age 68, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014 at OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, on July 17, 1945 to the late Oscar Wheeler Sr. and Margaret Wheeler Winningman. She was also preceded in death by husband, Ralph Hood; brothers, Carl Wheeler and Oscar Wheeler Jr. and a sister, Hester Hilderbrand. She is survived by daughter...
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Annita "Annie" Brewer

May 2, 2014

Annita "Annie" Rose Brewer, age 63, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at her residence. She was born April 14, 1951 in Jackson County to the late Barnard Ross and Garnet (Hess) Harold. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Johnnie R. Brewer, Jr., a brother, Barnard Ross, Jr., and a grandson, Allen Miller. She is survived by her husband, Johnnie R. Brewer, Sr.;...
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Johnnie Shayne Cantrell

May 1, 2014

Johnnie Shayne Cantrell, age 55, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014 after an extended illness with cancer, at his home with his wife at his side. Johnnie was born in Wellston on May 19, 1958 to Joseph Craton Cantrell and Lydia Jane Robbins Cantrell of Jackson who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a brother, William Joseph Cantrell, and a sister, Patricia...
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Lois Ruth Meece

March 21, 1920 - May 1, 2014

Lois Ruth (Davis) Meece, age 94, of Wellston, Ohio, died Thursday, May 1, 2014. She was born March 21, 1920 in Hocking County, Ohio, the daughter of the late James and Arminda A. (Woodard) Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marion M. Meece; daughter, Sandy Toops; son, Joe Meece; grandchildren, Karen Toops and Brian Meece; great grandson, Gavin Floyd;...
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