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Jeffrey A. Hall

February 8, 2016

Jeffrey A. Hall, age 56 of Wellston, passed away on Monday, February 08, 2016 at the Four Winds Community. He was born on January 20, 1960 to the late James C. Hall and Naomi (Costilow) Starcher, who survives. In addition to his mother, he is also survived by his wife Mary (Bowman) Hall; son, Johnny Morgan; brothers and sisters: Terri Curry, Timothy Hall, Charolette Darnell, Wanda Gill, David...
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Linda Lue (Barker) Nelson

February 6, 2016

Linda Lue (Barker) Nelson, age 65, of McArthur, Oh. passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born March 12, 1950 in Halcom, Ky. Daughter to the late James Harvey Barker and Mary Alice (Sparks) Barker. Preceded in death by her late husband Raymond (Bud) Nelson, husband of 48 years. Linda was so very blessed to have lived, laughed and loved so...
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Larry L. Lewis

February 6, 2016

Larry L. Lewis, age 64 of Jackson, passed away at Heartland of Jackson on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Arrangements are pending at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home in Jackson.
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Caroline Spires

February 5, 2016

Caroline Spires, age 92 of Wellston, passed away at Edgewood Manor of Wellston on Friday, February 5, 2016. Arrangements are pending at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home in Jackson.
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Carolyn Sue Starcher

January 30, 2016

Carolyn Sue Starcher, 66, born on September 3rd, 1949 passed away January 30th at Edgewood Manor. She died peacefully in her sleep with her sister Connie Holsinger at her side. She is preceded by her companion Bruce Frederick, her Mother, Rossella "Gilliland" Fox and Father Charles Fox, infant sister Nancy Fox, sister Shirley Bishop, brother Charles "Bayboy" Fox, and Great Grandson Marshall. She...
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Daisy Mae Spry

January 28, 2016

Daisy Mae Spry, age 83 of Jackson, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 2, 1932 in Jackson County to the late William Francis and Mary Marie (Tope) Ross. She is survived by her children: Cecilia (Paul) Musick, son-in-law Jay Chose, Rosemary (Terry Rainer) Blair and son-in-law Mike Blair; grandchildren: Angie Baker, Teresa Musick, Tina...
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Mary Kathleen "Connie" Fee

January 28, 2016

Mary Kathleen "Connie" Fee, age 90 of Jackson passed away peacefully Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born August 1, 1925 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late William Orval and Mary Alice Evans Mynes. In her early years, she and her Father worked at the Londonderry Powder Plant in Richmondale, later becoming a LPN and was the...
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Goldie Elaine Crabtree

January 25, 2016

Goldie Elaine Crabtree, age 81, died on Monday, January 25 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. She was born on the 18th of August, 1934, the second of five children born to Cecil P. Corvin and Dorothy M. (Marks) Corvin. She had a rural upbringing south of Oak Hill, Ohio and graduated Oak Hill High School, class of 1952. For six years following graduation she lived in Dayton where she was...
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James Franklin Hickman

January 24, 2016

James Franklin Hickman, age 91 of Ray, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Four Winds Nursing Facility. He was born on April 9, 1924 in Belpre, Ohio to the late S. L. and Ethel (Hendershot) Hickman. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,Agatha (Harper) Hickman. Surviving are two sons, John Dale Hickman and James Dean Hickman. James was a World War II veteran...
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Ray Comer

January 19, 2016

Ray Comer, age 69 of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in his home. Born November 30, 1946 at home in Jackson, a son of the late Lloyd and Louella Comer. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon (Ogier) Comer; one daughter, Brenda (Brad) Jenkins of Jackson; two granddaughters, Kerissa and Talona, both of Jackson; and one brother, Roy (Della) Comer of Jackson. Also...
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Patricia M. "Pat" Tope

December 8, 1934 - January 11, 2016

Patricia M. "Pat" Tope, age 81, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2016, at Heartland Nursing Home in Jackson, OH. She was born December 8, 1934 in New York, New York, to Donald H. Pullem and Beatrice M. (Tierney) Pullem. On February 10, 1955, she married Henry B. Tope, Jr. Pat retired as the Director of the Woodland Centers Inpatient Unit and Crisis Line in 1996. Henry and Pat...
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Vireta Mitrikov

June 30, 1944 - January 10, 2016

Vireta Mitrikov, age 71 of Jackson, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Four Winds Nursing Facility. She was born on June 30, 1944 in Pikeville, Kentucky to the late Russell and Ester Mullins. She is survived by her children: James, Anthony, Richard, Melinda and Phillip; 6 grandchildren, along with several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, a son, Timothy,...
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Jerry G. Chandler

June 23, 1939 - January 9, 2016

Jerry Gordon Chandler, age 76 of Jackson, passed away at his residence on Saturday, January 9, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 23, 1939 in Beaver, Ohio to the late George Estil Chandler and Lydia (McKenzie) Chandler. He is survived by his wife Barbara Ann Chandler, and children: Christina Dawn Yates, Jeffrey Gordon Chandler, Laurie Jean Chandler, Bobby Joe Dollar,...
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Bernardine J. Melton

December 20, 1943 - January 7, 2016


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Robin Lynn Gooslin

October 23, 1971 - January 7, 2016

Robin Lynn Gooslin, age 44 of Jackson, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016. She was born on October 23, 1971 to Joe Gooslin and Judy (Legg) Speakman. She is survived by her daughter, Destiny Gooslin; sister, Judy Gooslin; brothers: Sean Hunt and Thomas Hunt, and a niece, Chantal Gooslin. She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Richard Amos. A memorial service will be...
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Ainee P. Salmons

December 23, 1916 - January 3, 2016

Ainee Alice (Presley) Salmons, age 99, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at the Jenkins Care Community in Wellston, Ohio. She was born on December 23, 1916 in Williamsburg, West Virginia to the late James and Ferby Ellen (Gilbert) Presley. She married Ellsworth Drewie Salmons on June 9, 1934. Besides her parents, preceding her in death were her husband "Drew"; a son, Donald Salmons; a...
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Madgie Opal Mellman

March 2, 1927 - December 31, 2015

Madgie Opal Mellman, age 88 of Pataskala, Ohio passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus Hospital. She was born March 2, 1927 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Harley and Hazel Waldron Dozer. She was a member of the 5th Avenue Wesleyan Church in Columbus and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her Children: Patricia Speakman of...
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Parnell Brady, Jr.

December 24, 2015

Parnell Brady Jr., age 62, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Oak Hill, Ohio on Sept. 17, 1953. He was preceded in death by his parents, Parnell Brady Sr. and Ernestine (Crabtree) Brady; a son, Joshua Brady; brothers, Donald and Jack Brady. Parnell was a forklift operator at General Mills and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by wife,...
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Sandra J. Arrowood

December 22, 2015

Sandra Jane Arrowood, age 53 of Jackson, Ohio, went to her heavenly home on December 22, 2015. Born in Huntington, West Virginia on March 14, 1962 to Howard (Jack) Arrowood & Freda Arrowood. Janie lived the majority of her life in Tampa, FL. relocating back to Ohio in 2010. She was a 1982 graduate of Leto High School and enjoyed a successful career in customer service. She was kind hearted,...
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Clifford K. Walker

December 15, 2015

Clifford K. Walker, age 87 of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Holzer Medical Center – Jackson. He was born on February 5, 1928 in Saint Albans, West Virginia to the late Roscoe E. Walker and Edith (Propst) Walker. He is survived by his wife, Ranelle (Francisco) Walker and children Danny (Deborah) Smith of Jackson, Gary (Debby) Walker of North Charleston, South...
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Kenneth Garrison

December 8, 2015

Kenneth Garrison, age 75, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. Arrangements are pending at Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home.
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Steve Stevenson

December 7, 2015

Dr. Steve E. Stevenson, (74), passed away on Monday, December 7, 2015. Steve was born July 12, 1941 to the late Annita (Arthur) and Charles B. Stevenson in Jackson, Ohio. On December 19, 1965 he married the love of his life, Agnes Mahle, who survives. Steve loved the Lord and served him well. He was a member of the Jackson Christ United Methodist Church and the Wesley United Methodist Church...
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Nanette M. Davey

February 9, 1935 - December 6, 2015

Nanette Martin Davey, age 80, of Jackson, Ohio passed away of lung cancer on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. She was born in Jackson, Ohio to the late Harry O. and Ada Mae Davis Martin. She was preceded in death by her sister, Myra Boroff. Nanette graduated from Jackson High School, class of 1953, and Mt. Carmel School of Nursing in 1957. She...
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Clara Bell Alley

July 4, 1922 - December 6, 2015

Clara Bell (Mosley) West, Moran, Alley, 93, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Heartland Nursing Facility, Chillicothe, Ohio. She was born July 4, 1922 in Pike County Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Pricey and Clabe Mosley. Clara is survived by five children: James Ronald West (Amalia); Patricia Ann (West) Lindsay, Cohan (Leon); Wade George Moran; David Charles Moran; and...
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Melvin "Max" King

December 17, 1942 - December 5, 2015

Melvin D. "Max" King, age 72 of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Holzer Medical Center ER in Jackson. He was born on December 17, 1942 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Arthur and Elizabeth (Vititoe) King. He is survived by his wife, Faye (Callehan) King; daughters: Barb (Oscar) McCoy, Pam (Gary) Shaw and Teresa (Mark) Saunders; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. One...
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Robert F Rice

March 13, 1925 - December 4, 2015

Robert F. Rice of Wheelersburg, Ohio (formerly of Jackson, Ohio), passed away on December 04, 2015 at the age of 90 at Columbus, Ohio after a brief illness. He was born at Salyersville, Kentucky on March 13, 1925 to the late Marvin Rice and Orpha Gladys Conley. Preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Carrie Marie Rice. Also preceded in death by stepfather Dudley Green and brothers and...
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Helen Virginia Adkins

February 2, 1924 - December 1, 2015

Helen Virginia Humphreys Adkins, age 91, formerly of 228 N. High Street, passed away at 3:00 a.m. December 1, 2015 at the Edgewood Manor in Wellston, Ohio. She was born in Coalton, Ohio on February 2, 1924; daughter of the late Jerry Humphreys and Kathryn Miller Humphreys Christian. Surviving are daughter, Brenda Willis and special friend Tony Drake of Thurman, Ohio; a son, Jerry N. Humphreys...
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Alice B. Shumard

November 25, 2015

Alice Elaine Benzinger Shumard was born April 1, 1931 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Samuel B. Shumard, their daughters and sons-in-law, Sally Shumard and John Gibbs (Richmond, Virginia) and Susan and Mark Krieger (Arlington, VA). She is also survived by her three grandchildren Samuel Taylor Gibbs, Victoria Rebecca Krieger, and Emma Katherine Tatone Krieger; one...
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Marjorie J. Rowland

November 17, 2015

Marjorie J. Rowland, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Heartland of Jackson. She was born in Jackson County, Ohio, on November 16, 1941. Preceding her in death were her parents, Clifford and Mattie (Hartley) Rowland; three sisters, Garnet Landrum, Alice Foster and Mabel Goheen; and two brothers, James Rowland and Edward Rowland. She is survived by two sisters, Evelyn ...
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Grace J. Rowe

November 14, 2015

Grace J. Rowe, age 91 of Jackson, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Mt. Carmel Select Specialty Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home in Jackson, Ohio.
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Sheila Lynn Wilson

November 14, 2015

Sheila Lynn Wilson, age 58 of Wellston, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home.
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Donna (Martin) Finnicum

November 14, 2015

Donna D. (Martin) Finnicum, age 81, passed away at the National Church Residences Bristol Village in Waverly, Ohio on Saturday, November 14, 2015. She was born on May 18, 1934 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late Howard and Blanche (Damron) Martin. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jay A. Finnicum, a brother, Carl E. "Skeeter" Martin, and a sister, Deborah (James)...
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Patrick "Pat" Bailey

November 3, 2015

Rev. Patrick "Pat" Bailey, age 67 of Jackson, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born in Chillicothe, Ohio on November 13, 1947 to the late Hersel and Kathren (Prater) Bailey. Besides his parents, preceding him in death were his brothers Philip Bailey and Paul Livingston, and a sister, Polly Larson. Pat is survived by his wife Carol ...
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Wilson H. Detty, Sr.

October 31, 2015

Wilson H. Detty, age 89 of Jackson, passed away at his residence on Saturday, October 31, 2015. He was born in Ray, Ohio on August 30, 1926 to the late Charles W. and Edna (Byron) Detty. Surviving are his wife, Janice (Copley) Detty; son, Wilson Detty, Jr.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and daughter-in-law, Nancy Detty. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death was a...
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Ernest Vincent Bowling, Jr.

October 29, 2015

Ernest Vincent Bowling Jr., age 54 of Jackson, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday October 29, 2015 at Holzer Medical Center Jackson ER. He was born August 15, 1961 in Wellston, Ohio. Ernest is survived by his wife of 15 years, Pamela Brown Bowling. Also surviving are his mother, Mary Jane White of Jackson; one daughter, Jessica (Zech) Benner of Bainbridge, Ohio; stepson, Wally (Kristy)...
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Lavern Allen

January 16, 1940 - October 21, 2015

Lavern Allen, age 75, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson, Ohio. She was born in Scioto County, Ohio on Jan. 16, 1940. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Bessie (Hamilton) Wicker, her husband, James Allen and a son, Bill Allen. She is survived by a son, Scotty (Mary Ann) Allen. No calling hours or service will be observed. ...
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Timothy A. McGhee

October 17, 2015

Timothy A. McGhee, age 54 of Jackson, passed away October 17, 2015. He was born August 14, 1961, the son of the late Lawrence and Helen (Rainer) McGhee. He is survived by three children: Tambrine Alcorn, Tiara Alcorn and Lucas McGhee all of Oak Hill, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Mason, Landon, Weston McGhee, Trey McGhee, Heyden, Kamden Short and Maisy Confer. Also surviving are brothers: Sam ...
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John W. Baker

March 21, 1969 - October 13, 2015

John William Baker, age 46 of Lakeview, Ohio, passed away at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. He was born March 21, 1969 to Randolph and Donna (Plumber) Baker, who survive. Besides his parents, he is survived by his children: James, Brandi, Nicole, Destiney, John, Cassandra, Austin, Alex and Alexis; 6 grandchildren; 4 brothers: Richard, Randy, Jamie and...
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Pamela L. McPherson

October 11, 2015

Pamela L. Mcpherson, age 52, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Florida on Dec. 3, 1962. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benson McPherson and her parents, Cecil L. and Joyce Ann (Price) Bentley. She is survived by a son, Derric Bentley (Kristian Hughes); daughter, Tansey Ackison (Danny Harmon);...
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Richard J. Legendre

October 10, 2015

Richard J. Legendre, age 88 of Thurman, passed away at Four Winds Nursing Home on Saturday, October 10, 2015. He was born in Fall River Massachusetts on June 3, 1927 to the late Willie and Laura (Morin) Legendre. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline, and a son, Michael (Cindy) Legendre. He is survived by his sons: Richard Legendre, Donald (Tammy) Legendre...
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Martha Gypsy Wilson

October 9, 2015

Mrs. Martha Gypsy Wilson, age 77 of Hardin, KY, passed away Friday, October 9, 2015, at Murray-Calloway Co. Hospital in Murray, KY. Born Friday, February 4, 1938 in Ashland, KY, she was the daughter of the late George Menshouse and the late Gypsy (Williams) Menshouse. She was a retired supervisor with the United States Postal Service in Columbus, OH. She was a member of the Unity Cumberland...
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Jean Mourning Stewart

July 23, 1917 - October 9, 2015

Jean Mourning Stewart, age 98 of Jackson, passed away at her residence on Friday, October 9, 2015. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 23, 1917 to the late George and Clada (Kessler) Shank. Jean is survived by her son, Don Mourning (Rebecca McGhee), 2 grandchildren: Don (Pamela) Mourning and Melissa Bachtel and 3 great-grandchildren: Kelsey Bailey, Cole Bachtel and Caden Creech. Also...
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Lori Jean Smith

April 10, 1958 - October 8, 2015

Lori Smith age 57 of Groveport, Ohio passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2015. She was born April 10, 1958 in Chillicothe, Ohio to the late Ivan and Ferne Dulaney Storer. She was a loving grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband: Terry Smith, children: Eric (Marina) Smith and Stacy (Alex Ell) Smith, sister: Tami (Gary) Wallace, grandson: Jackson...
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Grace V Turner

July 30, 1936 - October 8, 2015

Grace V. Turner, age 79, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. She was born in Jackson, Ohio on July 30, 1936. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Wayne and Laura Frances (Seel) Tudor and two sisters, Mary Hamilton and Louise Bowling. She is survived by her husband, James Turner; son, Jim (Kathy) Turner; daughter, Brenda Turner,...
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Michael Shrewsbury

September 4, 1964 - October 7, 2015

Michael Shannon Shrewsbury, age 51 of Jackson passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015. He was born September 4, 1964 in Mercer County, West Virginia to the late Carson and Peggy Hurt Shrewsbury. He is survived by his children: Michael (Ruth LeeAnn) Shrewsbury, Cassie Shrewsbury and Shannon (Misty Johnson) Shrewsbury, brother: Robert Shrewsbury, grandchildren: Skyeler Strong, Jayden Shrewsbury,...
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Ava Mae Grace Hamilton

October 4, 2015

Ava Mae Grace Hamilton, the infant daughter of Anita Reed Meadows and Mike Hamilton, was born asleep on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 1:56 p.m. Ava is survived by her loving parents Anita and Mike; paternal grandmother, Judy Short of Jackson, as well as brothers: Michael of Kentucky, Nate, Ethan and Bentley – still at home. Also surviving are aunts, uncles and cousins, along with numerous...
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Virginia M. Stevenson

December 4, 1934 - October 3, 2015

Virginia M. Stevenson (Blake) died peacefully surrounded by her family at Flower Hospital on October 3rd, 2015 in Sylvania, Ohio at the age of 80. Virginia is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Gladieux (Timothy), grandchildren Molly and Maxwell Tuttle and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by son Paul, parents Edward and Gladys Blake (Chandler) and sister Bonnie Scurlock. ...
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Wanda Lee Smith

March 17, 1942 - October 1, 2015

Wanda Lee (Culwell) Smith, age 73, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Four Winds Nursing Facility, Jackson, Ohio. She was born March 17, 1942 in Jackson County, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary (Stambaugh) Culwell; husband, Carl E. Smith, infant daughter Pamela, daughter Tina Coen; son, Sandy Smith, five sisters and two brothers. Wanda...
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Linda S. Crabtree

November 11, 1956 - September 29, 2015

Linda S. Crabtree, age 58 of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Holzer Medical Center – Jackson. She was born on November 11, 1956 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Raymond and Hannah Mae Hughes. Besides her parents, three sisters preceded her in death: Jean, Marilyn and Ruthie. Linda is survived by her husband, Ralph E. Crabtree, sons: Joshua Crabtree (Stefanie Crabtree)...
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Nelson E. Sharp

September 28, 2015

Nelson Edward Sharp age 76 of Oak Hill formerly of Jackson passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. He was born July 17, 1939 in Jackson, Ohio to the late Erman Sr and Mamie Roberts Sharp. He was a life member of the Nazarene Church where he was an associate Pastor a long time Sunday School Superintendent. He served as a Chaplin for several of the area...
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Randall Baisden, Sr.

October 5, 1961 - September 25, 2015

Randall Wayne Baisden Sr. age 53 of Coalton passed away Friday, September 25, 2015 at the Ohio State University Ross Medical Center/ Zusman Hospice Center. He was born October 5, 1961in Wellston, Ohio to Irvin Baisden and the late Shirley Linton Baisden. Randall was a good old American guy who loved to watch the Bengals and set around a campfire. He is survived by his father Irvin Baisden, son:...
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Frank F. Johnson, Jr.

September 18, 2015

Frank F. Johnson Jr. went to be with the Lord Friday September 18th at the age of 66. He was a beloved husband, father and pap. Frank was born on December 1, 1948 to the late Frank F. Johnson Sr. and Dorothy P. (Glass) Johnson. Frank was a lifetime resident of Jackson. He enjoyed trading anything and everything, but mostly Frank loved being surrounded by his family and friends. Besides his...
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William R. McCoy

June 21, 1936 - September 14, 2015

William R. McCoy, age 79, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 at Maple View Manor, Bainbridge, Ohio. He was born in Jackson County, Ohio, on June 21, 1936. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Leona (Kight) McCoy and 13 brothers and sisters. He enjoyed helping other people. He is survived by a daughter, Kim (Donald) Young, three grandchildren and four...
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Viola F. Wood

October 21, 1938 - September 14, 2015

Viola Florence Wood, age 76 of Portsmouth, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice in Portsmouth. She was born on October 21, 1938 to the late Roy and Garnet (Campbell) Sheets. Besides her parents, her husband, Ralph Wood, son, Kenny Wood, infant daughter Virginia Wood and 9 brothers and sisters preceded her in death. She is survived by her sons,...
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Selma L. Yates

September 7, 2015

Selma Lucille (Strickland) Yates, age 87 of Oak Hill, Ohio peacefully went to be with her Lord and best friend on Monday evening, September 7th, 2015. Selma was surrounded by family, at the SOMC Hospice House in Portsmouth, Ohio when she succumbed to several months of failing health. Born to Pete and Viola Strickland on February 22nd, 1928, Selma spent her early years working with, playing...
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Donald Woodruff

September 6, 2015

Donald U. Woodruff, age 92, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Wellston, Ohio, on July 10, 1923. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Blanche (Garrett) Woodruff; stepfather, Leonard Forshey; son, Wendell Woodruff; grandson, Jonathan Wright; three brothers: Lawrence, Claude Jr. and Marion L. Woodruff; sisters: Lucille Booth and...
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Emily Short

October 29, 1984 - September 5, 2015

Emily Pauline Short (age 30) was born October 29, 1984. She was a 2003 graduate from Jackson High School and Buckeye Hills Career Center. Emily passed away unexpectedly early Saturday morning on September 5, 2015. She is preceded in death by her beloved mother, Martha Short, her grandparents Lloyd and Pauline Short, and her grandparents, Aaron and Marion Conn. Emily leaves behind the two loves...
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Janet A. Fannin

September 3, 2015

Janet A. Fannin, age 45 of Jackson, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born on May 28, 1970 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Joe Goheen and Elma (Cook) Goheen, who survive. Beside her parents, Janet is survived by her husband, James Fannin; two sons: Kevin and Kyle Fannin, and one brother, Wade Goheen. Also...
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Robert Gene "Bob" Morgan

August 29, 2015

Robert Gene "Bob" Morgan, 81, formerly of Jackson, Ohio most recently from Middleburg Heights, Ohio passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Southwest General Health Center Residential Hospice from a brief illness. He was born January 4, 1934 in Knockemstiff, Ohio and was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Naomi (Long) Morgan and son, Robert Bryan Morgan. Bob was a 1952 graduate of...
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Paul M. Christian

August 24, 2015

Paul M. Christian, age 52 of Jackson, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015. He was born on April 15, 1963 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late William Ray Christian and Loula Mae (Prater) Christian. Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lora (Christian) Adkins. Paul is survived by his wife of 35 years, Leila G. (Rafferty) Christian; three children, all of Jackson: Jeremiah ...
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Gerald V. "Jerry" Osborne

August 21, 2015

Gerald V. "Jerry" Osborne, age 60 of Jackson, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. He was born on September 6, 1954 in Gallipolis to Gladys (Baker) Osborne and the late Joseph F. Osborne. Besides his mother, Jerry is survived by his brothers and sisters: Patricia Shumate of Texas, Joseph Osborne of Jackson, Mary Hall of Piketon, Cecelia Baker of...
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Roger Homer Moore

July 26, 1942 - August 19, 2015

Roger Homer Moore, age 73, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Jackson, Ohio, on July 26, 1942. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Elson and Nancy Jane (Nichols) Moore, an infant daughter, two brothers, James Moore and Clyde Moore; two sisters, Freda Moore Yerian and Julia Moore Puckett and a grandson, Cody James Bocook. He...
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Ronald D. Hatten

August 12, 2015

Ronald D. Hatten, age 64, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at his residence. He was born Oct. 3, 1950 in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda (McManis) Hatten and mother, Betty (Tripp) Hatten. He is survived by his father, Harold Hatten Sr. and stepmother, Betty Hatten; children: Dannetta (Jamie Ratcliff) Spencer, Dan (Melissa) Spencer,...
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Maxine E. Barlow

August 12, 2015

Maxine E. Barlow, age 94, of Wellston, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Four Winds Community Nursing Home. She was born July 16, 1921 in Perry County, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett H. and Emma Ethel (Boyd) McCormick; her husband, John Wesley Barlow Jr.; two daughters, Angela Owens and Christina Ann Barlow and four brothers: Bob, Dwight, Loren and...
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Walter O. Simpson

August 12, 2015

Walter O. Simpson, age 89, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson. He was born March 29, 1926 in Wellston, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Jane (Leach) Simpson; his first wife, Marie Simpson; two daughters, Phyllis Napper and Barbara Brown; four brothers, three sisters and three great grandchildren, Bryce Coleman,...
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James "Steve" Speakman

August 11, 2015

James Steven "Steve" Speakman, age 53 of Akron, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Lewis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on August 15, 1961 to the late Delbert Speakman and Ruby (Piper) Speakman. Steve is survived by his wife, Patricia (Mellman) Speakman; son, Steven K. Speakman of Florida; daughter, Stacie C. Stewart of Point...
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Noemi Dotson

August 10, 2015

Noemi Dotson, age 64 of Wellston, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born August 21, 1950 in Utuado, Puerto Rico to the late Francisca (Villanueva) Lopez. She is survived by her husband, Garry Harold Dotson; daughters: Norma Zarate, Sue Dotson and Rose Reyes; son, Michael Dotson; grandchildren: Brianna Vick, Antonio Ibarra III,...
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May Frances Hickman

August 3, 2015

May Frances Howard Hickman, age 86 of Jackson, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in South Shore, Kentucky on February 1, 1929 to the late Barbary Arnett and Grover Cleveland Howard. She is survived by a brother, William Andrew Howard, and a sister, Vergie (Charles) Adkins, several nephews and nieces, along with a very special friend,...
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Louise Bowling

July 23, 2015

Louise Bowling, age 72 of Jackson, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 23, 2015. She passed away at Holzer Senior Care of Gallipolis after a brief illness. She was born May 6, 1943 in Jackson, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Wayne and Frances (Seal) Tudor. Louise was a retired teacher with the Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) program in Wellston, Ohio. Louise is...
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Cindy L. Baisden

July 14, 2015

Cindy L. Baisden, age 53 of McArthur, passed away at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. She was born on January 12, 1962 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Thomas Rankin and Janice (Music) Rankin. She is survived by her son, Bryson Baisden; daughters: Carissa Scott and Rona Freeman; brother, Tommy Rankin and sister, Beverly Henson. A memorial service will...
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Jeffrey Floyd Coyan

July 4, 2015

Jeffrey Floyd Coyan, age 51 of Jackson, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 4, 2015 while in the loving care of his children. Coyan was born January 19, 1964 at the Oak Hill Hospital to Floyd (Boone) Coyan, Jr., and Joy Ellen Masters Coyan. Jeffrey was survived by his sons, David Floyd (Lindsey) Coyan, Tyrus Wilson (Morgan Humphrey) Coyan and his daughter Cassandra Lynn ...
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Maxine Jones

November 19, 1917 - June 30, 2015

At the request of the family of Maxine Jones, there will be visitation hours open to the public from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 15. We invite family and friends to join us in her remembrance.
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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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