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JUNE OBITUARIES

Anna Mae Halley

Anna Mae Halley, 82, of Gallipolis, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at Holzer Senior Care Center.

She was born on November 1, 1922 in Gallia County to the late F. Clay and Roma Mae Halley. Anna Mae was a retired Holzer Medical Center employee and a member of First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Hilda Halley and Hazel Halley.

Services will be held on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 10 a.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Archie Conn officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

James E. Roof

James E. Roof, 71, of Gallipolis, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2005.

He was born on April 28, 1934 in South Bloomfield, Ohio to the late Blenn and Leona Robinson Roof. He was married to Shirley M. Light on December 11, 1965 in Columbus, Ohio. He was retired from CSX Railroad as an Agent Operator at Kanauga Junction and retired Chief Security Officer for Holzer Medical Center. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Surviving is his wife, Shirley Roof of Gallipolis; two daughters, Beth Anne (Philip) Hollanbaugh of Bidwell and Jody (Robert) Evans of Riddle, Oregon; eight grandchildren, Millicent Gibson, Adam Hollanbaugh, Nicolette Hash, Charles Hollanbaugh, Steven Chambless, Dustin Chambless, Kevin Chambless, and Chelsea Evans; seven great grandchildren, Jesse and Emilee Gibson, Payton and Baylee Hollanbaugh, William and Grace Hash and Isaiah Chambless; three brothers, Eugene Roof of Washington, Donald Roof of Wellston, Ohio and Richard Roof of Montana; two sisters, Wanda Griffith of Canal Winchester, Ohio and Lois McKencie of Ohio; and a beloved pet, Susie.

Graveside services will be at Vinton Memorial Park on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Bill Banks officiating. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 from 6-8 p.m.

There will be full military services at the graveside by volunteers of area veterans lodges.

David L. Woodall

David L. Woodall, 55, of Gallipolis, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2005 at his residence.

He was born on September 11, 1949 in Gallipolis, Ohio the son of the late Frank E. and Evelyn Virginia Burnette Woodall. David was a graduate of Marshall University. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps serving in Vietnam. He was decorated with the Purple Heart Medal, as well as the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. David was also a member of several Masonic organizations.

He is survived by two sons, Colin David Nicholai Woodall and Kyle David Kristoffer Woodall, both of Gallipolis; six brothers, Howard Stephen (Sally) Woodall of Pt. Pleasant, WV, Charles Joseph (Louise) Woodall, John Paul Woodall, James Aaron Woodall, Mark Anthony Woodall, all of Gallipolis, Jerrod Matthew (Aimee) Woodall of Middleport, Ohio; three sisters, Crystal Ann Clary of Gallipolis, Tamara Darlene (Terry) Groves of Vinton, Ohio and Joyce Marie (Mark) Banks of Pt. Pleasant, WV.

A brother, Frankie, preceded him in death along with his parents.

Services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Hammond officiating. A burial is planned for Arlington National Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, June 7, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. A military flag presentation will be held by volunteers of local veterans organizations.

Paul Otis Haner

Paul Otis Haner, 58, of Gallipolis, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 6, 2005 at Holzer Medical Center.

He was born on November 26, 1946 in Crown City, Ohio to the late Ona F. Haner and Frances C. Watson Thomas, who survives him. Paul was married to Brenda Keller on June 10, 1972 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio and she survives him. He was a loving husband and father. He retired as an oil consultant in Texas.

He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a director of Vietnam Veterans, a member of the DAV, a member of the Marine Corps League.

Paul was a member of Kings Chapel Church and also attended Victory Baptist Church. He took an active role in the church and loved the Lord with all his heart and soul. He was loved by everyone who came to know him. Paul touched many lives with his smiles and laughs.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Haner of Gallipolis; a daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Andy Horton of Gallipolis; his mother, Frances Thomas of Grove City, Ohio; five brothers, Ferrell and Geri Haner of Jackson, Ohio, Frank and Patty Haner of Croton, Ohio, Steve and Linda Bibbee of Illinois,Raymond and Karen Haner of Florida, Jeff and Sandra Thomas of Whitehall, Ohio.

Services will be on Friday, June 10, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Warner and Rev. Norman Carrico officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, June 9, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. Military services will be provided by volunteers of area veterans lodges. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be U.S. Marines and Vietnam Veterans.

Clara Jane Anderson Queen

Clara Jane Anderson Queen, 79, of Gallipolis, passed away at her residence on Saturday, June 11, 2005.

She was retired from the Stone Crest Motel and was a homemaker. Clara was born on March 10, 1926 in Huntington, WV to the late Harry and Blanche Cremeans Anderson. She was married to Frank A. Queen on September 1, 1945 and he preceded her in death on May 31, 1985.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda Queen Denny and Renita Queen Layne, both of Gallipolis; two sons, Leon (Angela) Queen and Terry (Trudy) Queen, both of Gallipolis; 11 Grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren with the seventh due soon; two sisters, Arilla "Boots" Rucker of Huntington, WV and Wanda (Jim) Harper of Dayton, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Arletta Hern and Alice Page; two brothers, Homer "Bud" Anderson and Willard "Skeeter" Anderson.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8 p.m. Pallbearers will be Dean Queen, Jesse Queen, William B.J. Denny, Dillan Queen, Richard Cremeans, and J.E. Cremeans.

Charles Lee Davis

Charles Lee Davis, 82, of Crown City, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at Holzer Senior Care Center.

He was born on May 7, 1923 in Gallia County, Ohio to the late Lowell S. Davis and Francis Campbell Davis Isaacs. He was married to Letha Mae Wolford Davis, who preceded him in death on November 9, 2003. Charles was a farmer and formerly worked on highway construction. He was a World War II Army veteran.

Surviving are a daughter, Rosalea (James) Waugh, of Crown City; three sons, Nelson (Fern) Davis, John (Joann) Davis and Bill Davis, all of Crown City; three grandchildren, Staci (Todd) Condee, Gina (Allen) Stapleton and Tiffany Waugh; three great grandsons, Austin and Kiley Stapleton, Caleb Condee; mother-in-law, Gladys Wolford; one brother, Harold Lloyd (Mabel) Davis of Crown City; one sister, Noreda (Charles Lee) Houck of Gallipolis; half brother, Bob (Roxanna) Isaacs of Bowling Green, Ohio; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Letha Davis.

Services will be on Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Kings Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, June 17, 2005 from 6-8 p.m.

Eric Beals, Sr.

Eric Beals, Sr., 34, passed away on June 15, 2005 at the Holzer Medical Center. He was born in Dayton, Ohio.

Services will be at noon Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at Willis Funeral Home with Rev. David Sewell officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the services at Willis Funeral Home.

Thomas L. "Tommy" Angel

Thomas L. "Tommy" Angel, 33, of Gallipolis, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 in a drowning accident.

He was born on June 7, 1972 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Oley "Buckshot" Angel and Carolyn Angel Johnson, who survives him. Tommy was employed at Long John Silvers in Gallipolis and attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union. He loved his daughter, enjoyed fishing, his derby car 60/40, and was a huge Jeff Gordon and NASCAR fan, along with all sports. He was a 1991 graduate of Gallia Academy High School.

Surviving are his daughter, Brittany Sue Angel of Gallipolis; his former wife and friend, Tammy Colburn Angel of Gallipolis; his mother, Carolyn Angel Johnson of Gallipolis; a brother, Oley Allen Angel of Gallipolis; two sisters, Lenora Shortridge and Paula Kay (David) Valentine, both of Gallipolis; nieces and nephews, Lisa and Joshua Shortridge, Jesse and Shana Gardner and Madison Paige Angel; a maternal grandmother, Nora Glover of Gallipolis and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oley "Buckshot" Angel, maternal grandfather, Samuel Glover, and paternal grandparents, Elmer and Dorothy Angel.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Colburn officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, June 20, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Oley Angel, Rodney Byus, Samuel Newell, Ryan Glover, Dave Valentine, Joseph Syrus, Acee Rowley and Scott Marchi. Honorary pallbearers will be David Glover, Dennis, Keith and Danny Martin.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Thomas Angel Benefit Fund at any Ohio Valley Bank location.

Eugene A. Robinson

Eugene A. Robinson, 76, of Gallipolis, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at his residence.

He was born on December 17, 1928 in Henderson, West Virginia, son of the late Austin Roush and Francis Plants Roush, who survives him. He was a pilot/aviator. Eugene was married to Lynn Harris on June 22, 1987 and she survives him. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict. He attended Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving is his wife, Lynn Robinson of Gallipolis; twelve children, Edith Blosser of Groveport, Ohio, Elizabeth Robinson and Pansy Robinson, both of Gallipolis, Shirley Holter of Grapevine, Texas, Milly Childers of Huntington, West Virginia, Michael Robinson of Nitro, West Virginia, Cindy Woods of Wesley Chapel, Florida, Patty Ann Basurto of Temecula, California, Eugene A. Robinson, Jr. of Orlando, Florida, Charolette Tice of Pensacola, Florida, Melissa Robinson of Lesage, West Virginia and Charlene Yonker of Henderson, West Virginia; ten grandchildren; several great grandchildren; his mother, Francis Roush of Gallipolis; eight brothers and sisters, Barbara Glassburn, Karen Fallner, Wayne Roush, Alan Roush, Clarence Roush Earl Roush, Gerald Roush, Betty Oliver.

He was preceded in death by his father, Austin Roush, an aunt and uncle who raised him, Edith and Elmer Robinson, two brothers, Ralph Roush and Virgil Roush and a sister, Shirley Ann Roush.

Services will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Heath Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery, Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, June 25, 2005 from 6-8 p.m.

There will be full military rites at the graveside by volunteers of area veterans lodges.

Susan A. Stanley

Susan A. Stanley, 56, of Patriot, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at her residence after a long battle with cancer.

She was born on March 22, 1949 in Nellas, West Virginia to the late Raymond Russell and Helen Carson Russell, who survives her. Susan was a homemaker.

Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Bolyard of Patriot; three sons, Randal E. Cline of Gallipolis, Ronald E. Yaussey of Follensbee, West Virginia and James H. McDerment of Patriot; seven grandchildren, Aaron, Ashley and Abbie Bolyard, Natasha Smith and Sidney, Halley and Jessie; her mother, Helen Russell of Patriot; three sisters, Peggy (Bill) Hatfield of Cincinnati, Ohio, Sharon (Jerry) Erwin of Bidwell, Patty (Mike) Williams of Patriot; half sisters and brothers, Patty Russell, Linda Russell, Gary Russell, Bay Russell, all of West Virginia; and a special friend, Angela Watts.

The family will receive friends and family at Flagsprings Methodist Church, State Route 141, Patriot, Ohio from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2005. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Susan's memory to Guiding Hand School, Student Activity Fund, 8323 State Route 7 North, Cheshire, OH 45620.

Dempsey Roger O'Dell

Dempsey Roger O'Dell, 57, of Gallipolis, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at his residence.

He was born on September 24, 1947 in Gallipolis, Ohio, son of Dempsey Isaac and Mary Frances Mollahan O'Dell. He was married to Carla Harmon O'Dell and she survives him. He was a welder for over 40 years with 20 of those years at O-Kan Marine Repair.

Surviving is his wife, Carla O'Dell of Gallipolis; two sons, Jeremy (Tammy) O'Dell and John O'Dell, both of Gallipolis; four grandchildren, Logan, Haley, Allorah and Shelby; one step grandchild, Cory; his father, Dempsey Isaac O'Dell of Springfield, Ohio; two sisters, Mary Catherine (Jim) Harmon of Gallipolis and Chris Compton of Springfield, Ohio; two brothers, Danny (Bonnie) O'Dell of Troy, Ohio and John (Cheryl) O'Dell of Springfield, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his mother, Mary Frances O'Dell and a brother, David O'Dell.

A time of remembrance will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2005 at 3 p.m. at the O'Dell home at 1441 Safford School Rd., Gallipolis, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the family in care of Carla O'Dell, 1441 Safford School Rd., Gallipolis, OH 45631.

Harley Wells

Harley Wells, died in the Broadway Manor Health Care Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma on June 29, 2005 at 98 years of age.

He was born on August 9, 1906 in the Georges' Creek area close to Crown City, Ohio to Franklin Monroe and Carrie Ann Bevan Wells. A few years later the family moved to Gallipolis,Ohio to operate a small dairy farm. By age 12, he was delivering milk with a horse and wagon. He was a manager of the first Evans Grocery in Gallipolis and later owned and operated his own grocery store, the Central Market, in the late 1930s. He later worked at Curtis-Wright as a foreman making airplane engine parts. Later, he bought and managed a trailer park in Circleville, Ohio and it grew to be a very successful enterprise.

Harley married Helen Lloyd in 1924 and they celebrated 61 years together before she passed away in 1985. He married Ruth Lough in 1986 and she preceded him in death in 1993.

He will be greatly missed by four children, Eileen (Bill) Wolff of Columbia, Missouri, Charlene Jo Pruden of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Robert (Sue) Wells of Wellston, Ohio and Merrill (Bunny) Wells of Gahanna, Ohio; grandchildren, David Scott (Nancy) Dowell, Beth Dowell, Thomas (Laura)Dowell, Mike (Penny) Wells, Bob (Delores) Pruden, Beth (Larry) Tucker; sister-in-law, Marilyn Lloyd Donaldson; 14 Great Grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Haskell, and two sisters, Irene McClaskey and Lillian Jaworski.

A memorial service will be held on July 23, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Willis Funeral Home.

JULY OBITUARIES

John W. Duncan

John W. Duncan, 76, of Vinton, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2005 at his residence.

He was born on January 27, 1929 in Porter, Ohio to the late Lave and Ruby Jewell Duncan. John was a self employed watch maker. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge while he lived in Arizona.

Surviving are a sister, Frances and her husband, Charles Miller of Rio Grande, Ohio; three brothers, Dennis Duncan of Thomasville, Georgia, Bryant Duncan of Porter, Ohio and Jesse Duncan of Evergreen, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, John Robert Duncan, and a brother, Calvin Duncan.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Vinton Memorial Park in Vinton under the direction of Rev. Calvin Minnis.

Goldie A. Hood

Goldie A. Hood, 91, of Gallipolis, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2005 at the Holzer Senior Care Center.

She was born on December 11, 1913 in Leon, West Virginia, daughter of the late C.B. and Sarah Elizabeth Keefer Allen. She was married to James A. Hood, who preceded her in death. Goldie was a homemaker and a charter member of the Faith Baptist Church in Rodney, Ohio.

Surviving are a son, Allen (Anne) Romaine of Gallipolis; a daughter, Sandra (Fred) Wybenga of Tallmadge, Ohio; five grandchildren, David Romaine of Carlsbad, CA, Pam Thatcher of Norfolk, VA, Susan Paden of Chattanooga, TN, Tom Wybenga of Seattle, WA and Tim Wybenga of Portland, OR; twelve great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Donnie Hood in infancy, and two brothers, Roscoe Allen and Carl Allen.

Services will be on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Lusher officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Pallbearers will be Jim Allen, Mike Allen, Tim Wybenga, Tom Wybenga, Gene Huffman, Hugh Graham, Lester Plymale and Dale Paden.

Gladys Wolford

Gladys Wolford, 93, of Crown City, Ohio passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2005 at the Pleasant Valley Hospital.

She was born on January 16, 1912 in Gallia County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Earl and Almira Layne Cox. She was married to Truman Wolford, who preceded her in death. Gladys was a homemaker, a member of the King Chapel Church and the Fellowship Organization.

Surviving are daughters, Jewell Wolford of Gallipolis, Mary Wolford of Crown City, and Bessie Bowman of Miller, Ohio; sons, Junior (Judy) Wolford of Gallipolis, Don (Brenda) Wolford of Crown City and Earl Wolford of Crown City, 19 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren; brother, Ranford "Pete" Cox of Crown City and a sister, Irene Kitchen of Columbus, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, daughters, Ina Phillips and Letha Mae Davis, sons, Keith Wolford and Carl Wolford, a sister, Violet Sowards and brothers, Denver, Linville and Haskell Cox.

Services will be on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Kings Chapel Church with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in the Kings Chapel Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. The body will lie in state at the Church on Wednesday one hour prior to the service.

Lora E. Smith

Lora E. Smith, 44, of Crown City, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2005 at the Holzer Medical Center Emergency Room.

She was born on September 26, 1960 in Gallipolis, Ohio, daughter of the late Lawrence Shafer and L. Grace Saunders Shafer. She was married to Brian C. Smith. Lora was the office manager for Gallia County Rural Water. She was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Church and an active participant in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Surviving are her husband, Brian C. Smith of Crown City; her children, Nathaniel J. Kiskis and Krystal M. Kiskis, both of Crown city; her mother, L. Grace Shafer of Crown City; brothers and sisters, Evelyn (Roy) Wallace of Napoleon, Ohio, Carolyn Green and Judy (Junior) Wolford, both of Crown City, Connie (Roger)Sell of Merencie, MI, Carl (Mary) Shafer of Liberty Center, Ohio, Curtis Shafer of Gallipolis, Donna Bankey of Perrysburg, Ohio, David (Bonnie) Shafer of Gallipolis, Kathi (Joseph) Distel of Napoleon, Ohio, Regina (Carl) Hively of Gallipolis, Sandra (Doug) Eis of Napoleon, Ohio; her in-laws, Charles (Diane) Smith of Gallipolis and Patricia (Gary) Bost of Bastrop, Texas; and several loving relatives.

Preceding her in death was her father, Lawrence Shafer and a brother, James Edward Shafer.

Services will be held on Friday, July 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Elizabeth Chapel Church with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Thursday, July 7, 2005 from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the college fund for Nathan and Krystal, in care of Karen McCarty, 46 Vine Street, Gallipolis, OH 45631.

Elizabeth "Betty" Preston

Elizabeth "Betty" M. Preston, 69, of Northville, Michigan, formerly of Gallipolis, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, July 12, 2005.

She was born on January 12, 1936 in Athens, Ohio to the late Emmet Morrison and Marie Ziegler Morrison. Betty was a 1954 graduate of Gallia Academy. She attended Ohio University and the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. She was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. Betty was a homemaker, an avid sports fan and gardener.

She is survived by her husband, John L. (Bud)Preston of Northville, Michigan; two sons, John Louis-Gordon Preston and wife, Jo Ann, of St. Cloud, Minnesota and Stephen Ashley Preston and wife, Dawn of Port Washington, New York; six grandchildren, Andrew, Daniel, Jessy and Katy Preston, Clare and Peter McClanahan; a brother, Jim (M'Lou) Morrison of Gallipolis; a sister, Ann (Ralph) Dula of Florence, Alabama; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Luoma officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital, c/o Development Dept. Cancer Center, P.O. Box 995, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.

Mary Florence (Myers) Chapman

Mary Florence (Myers) Chapman, age 80, of Columbus and Gallia County passed away on July 14, 2005 at Riverside Hospital.

Born November 12, 1924 in Huntington, West Virginia to the late Merrell Clark Myers and the late Clara Ethel (Neal) Myers. She graduated from Ironton High School and retired from Colonial Stores but her real career was a lifetime of absolute devotion to her husband, children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Everett Chapman Jr. and her four children, Robert (Laurie) Chapman of Columbus, Everett (Elaine) Chapman of Pickerington, Ronald (Barbara) Chapman of Chesapeake, Virginia, and Sherena (Jack) Hayes of Columbus; ten grandchildren, Andrea Chapman, Claire Chapman, Clark Chapman, Devon (Christopher) Uiterwyk, Elizabeth Chapman, Evan Hayes, Ian Chapman, Katherine Chapman, Mariel Hayes and Sean Chapman; her brother, Merle Vernon Myers of Worthington, Kentucky; her sister-in-law, Barbara Ann Pennington of Ironton, Ohio; her brother-in-law, Paul (Anne Louise) Chapman of Coal Grove, Ohio and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2005 at Bethesda Methodist Church located at State Route 775 and Hannan Trace Road in Gallia County, Ohio, followed by funeral services at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jay Nesselroad officiating. After which she will be laid to rest in her beloved southern Ohio hills at the Neal Family Cemetery, Mudsoc, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Bethesda Methodist Church, c/o Pauline Myers, Treasurer, 1102 German Hollow Road, Patriot, OH 45658.

Rebecca "Becky" Benyi

Rebecca "Becky" Benyi, 81, of Gallipolis, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at her residence.

She was born on November 26, 1923 in Athens, Ohio to the late Joseph Benyi and Anna Varady Benyi.

Surviving her are several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Stansberry officiating. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemetery. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, prior to the service.

Jason Daniel Frash

Jason Daniel Frash, 26, of Kingston, Ohio, died on Sunday, July 17, 2005 at his residence.

He was born June 22, 1979 in Point Pleasant, WV, son of Kenneth and Susan Roberts Frash. He was married to Killoran Gordan Frash. Jason was a general laborer and a U.S. Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Killoran Gordan Frash of Kingston; his parents, Kenneth and Susan Frash of Gallipolis; brother, K. Michael Frash of Richmond Dale, OH; sisters, Michelle Frash of Gallipolis and Shantelle Roush of Pomeroy, Ohio; nieces Bryanna Frash and Morgan Roush; nephew, Andrew Roush; maternal grandparents, Eugene and Lottie Vandine of Dale, Ohio; paternal grandmother, Mabel Frash of Pennsville, Ohio; several aunts, uncles and a special friend, Leland Hamilton.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Lester Roberts and his paternal grandfather, Rev. Wilford Frash.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2005 at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Voss officiating. Burial will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Thursday, July 21, 2005 from 6-8 p.m.

Donald E. Lambert

Donald E. Lambert, 50 of Dundee, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, Ohio.

He was born March 31, 1955 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania to Noal and Maryellen (Jerson) Lambert. Don was a member of the Christ the Word Church, Toledo, Ohio. He was employed by Tyco-Simplex-Grinnell. He attended the Norvelt Elementary School of Norvelt, PA and graduated from Hannan Traace High School in Mercerville, Ohio and from Ohio Institute of Technology in Columbus, Ohio.

Don loved the outdoors and was an active member of Hostelling International and the American Canoe Association. He had also coached a girls Broomball team. He really enjoyed his work and friends and all the wonderful people he became associated with became his second family.

He is survived by his parents, Noal and Maryellen Lambert of Gallipolis; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Carolyn Lambert of Cleveland, New York; one sister and brother-in-law, Holly and Kevin Stockham of Plain City, Ohio; and a niece, Danielle Stockham of Plain City, Ohio.

Services will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home, Gallipolis, Ohio with Rev. Jimmy Sims officiating. Burial will follow in Kings Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, July 23, 2005 from 6-8 p.m.

Ronald L. Williams

Ronald L. Williams, 56, of Paris, KY, formerly of Gallia County, died on Sunday, July 24, 2005 at his residence.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at Providence Cemetery. There will not be any calling hours.

Daniel C. Hawes

Daniel C. Hawes, 75, of Gallipolis, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia.

He was born on July 9, 1930 in Ceredo, West Virginia to the late Daniel B. and Ella Sullivan Hawes. Daniel was married to Leah "Mousie" Price on July 29, 1953 at Ceredo, West Virginia and she survives him. He was retired from Armco Steel, Ashland, Kentucky in the East Processing Dept. He was a member of Faith Valley Community Church. Daniel was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Surviving is his wife, Leah "Mousie" Hawes of Gallipolis. He was godfather of two sons, Jerry Casteel of Wayne, West Virginia and Larry Casteel of Chesapeake, Ohio; also, godfather to Michelle Layne and Daniel Todd Casteel. Also surviving are two sisters, Mildred Thompson of Okeechobee, Florida and Nevada Betz of Lewiston, Idaho and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel B. and Ella Hawes, one sister, Stergel Neal and one brother, Edmond Hawes.

Services will be on Friday, July 29, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Junior Preston, Rev. Jerry Casteel and Rev. Larry Casteel officiating. Burial will follow in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Wayne County, West Virginia. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, July 28, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. There will be full military services at the graveside by volunteers of Wayne County veteran's organizations. Pallbearers will be nephews.

AUGUST OBITUARIES

Tamara "Tammy" Griffith

Tamara "Tammy" Griffith, 42, of Gallipolis, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2005 at her residence.

She was born on September 20, 1962 in Lexington, Kentucky to Phillip Ray Middleton, Sr. and Janie Bargo Middleton, who survive her. Her companion of nearly 20 years was Virgil E. Bing. She was an employee of the Walmart Pharmacy. Tammy loved her children.

Surviving are three daughters, Amanda Griffith, Keva Bing and Cary Bing, all of Gallipolis; her mother, Janie Middleton of Lexington, Kentucky; her father, Phillip Ray Middleton, Sr. of Paris, Kentucky; her stepmother, Pam Brooks of Fresno, California; a sister, Kendra (Ananias) Diaz of Georgetwon, Kentucky; a brother, Phillip Ray Middleton, Jr. of Berea, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be on Friday, August 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Willard Blankenship and Rev. Steve Nibert officiating. Burial will follow in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, August 4, 2005 from 6-8 p.m.

Virgil E. Bing

Virgil E. Bing, 40, of Gallipolis, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2005 at his residence.

He was born on January 2, 1965 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Emerson Blain Bing, Sr. and Bonnie Cox Bing, who both survive him. His companion of nearly 20 years was Tamara "Tammy" Middleton Griffith. Virgil was an employee of Ratliff Pool Center for 12 years and a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen. He enjoyed hunting.

Surviving are his four daughters, Keva Bing, Cary Bing, Amanda Griffith, all of Gallipolis and Kayla Renee Taylor of Florida; his mother, Bonnie Cox Bing of Gallipolis; his father, Emerson Blain Bing, Sr. of Gallipolis; two sisters, Lena Bickle of Texas and Susan Bing Pinson of Pt. Pleasant, WV; one brother, Wade E. Bing of Gallipolis; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Emerson B. "J.R." Bing on March 29, 1992 and a special friend, J.P. Jones.

Services will be Friday, August 5, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Willard Blankenship and Rev. Steve Nibert officiating. Burial will follow in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, August 4, 2005 from 6-8 p.m.

Marjorie Bell Johnson

Marjorie Bell Johnson, 82, of Gallipolis, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2005 at the home of her granddaughter, Sharon Blood in Pomeroy, Ohio.

Mrs. Johnson was a former nurse's aid and had worked in the housekeeping department for Holzer Medical Center. She attended church at the First Church of God and the Silver Memorial Freewill Baptist Church.

Marjorie was born on November 2, 1922 in Gallipolis, Oiho, the daughter of John Broyles and Goldie Celesta Williams Johnson, who both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alva Earl Johnson, Sr. in 1986, a son, Alva Earl Johnson II, three sons in infancy, a great grandson Andrew Scott Johnson, four sisters, Marie Jeffers, Martha Miller, Goldie Province and Freda Butcher, a brother, Thomas Broyles, and a stepfather, John Johnson.

Surviving are four grandchildren, Sharon (Richard) Blood of Pomeroy, Alva E. (Lisa) Johnson II of Henderson, WV, Sandra Johnson of Oklahoma and John Johnson of Gallipolis; eight great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; a daughter-in-law, Charlotte White of Oklahoma; two sisters, Dorothy White and Louise White, both of Gallipolis and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be 3 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2005 at the First Church of God with Pastor Paul Voss officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, August 5, 2005 at 1 p.m. until the time of the services at the First Church of God. Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home.

Margaret L. Mitchell

Margaret L. Mitchell, 66, of Bidwell, passed away on Wednesay, August 3, 2005 at her residence.

She was born on July 10, 1939 in Gallia County, Ohio to the late Dewey and Thelma Glenna George Cochran. She married William T. "Tom" Mitchell on May 11, 1957 in Indiana and he survives her. Margaret attended several churches in the area and she was a homemaker.

Surviving is her husband, William T. "Tom" Mitchell of Bidwell; two daughters, Mona Durst of Bidwell and Sonja (James) Todd of Columbus, Ohio; one son, Thomas Dwayne Mitchell of Bidwell; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three sisters, Thelma Louise Mullins of Bidwell, Leora James Kruscamp and Mary McClintic, both of Columbus, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Fredia Bower, and five brothers, Dewey Raymond, Carl Herman, Charles Wesley, Merril Wade, and Orlyn Robert Cochran.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, August 6, 2005 at the Morgan Center Holiness Church with Rev. Ted Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Morgan Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service. Arrangements are by the Willis Funeral Home.

Teresa "Terri" L. Green

Teresa "Terri" L. Green, 50, of Gallipolis, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at Holzer Medical Center Emergency Room.

She was born on October 25, 1954 in Gallipolis to the late Charles Eugene "Rod" and Joann Kiser Holbrook. She was married to Danny L. Green and he survives her. Terri was a former employee of Gallipolis Developmental Center and was a homemaker.

Surviving is her husband, Danny L. Green of Gallipolis; two sons, Steven (Debbie) Shaffer of Patriot and Michael Shaffer of Bidwell; six grandchildren, Kalib and Devon Shaffer, Levi and Kassidy Shaffer, Erica and Steven Truesdell; one sister, Diana (Mackie) Gilmore of Patriot; one brother, Mark Holbrook of Gallipolis; and her stepmother, Wanda Holbrook of Patriot.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Eugene "Rod" Holbrook in 2005 and Joann Kiser Holbrook in 1996.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2005 at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Hammond officiating. Burial will follow in Olive Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, August 6, 2005 from 6-8 p.m.

Ronald F. "R.J." Reynolds

Ronald F. "R.J." Reynolds, 60 of Gallipolis,"The Mountain" passed away on Monday, August 8, 2005 at the Arbors at Gallipolis, Ohio.

He was a construction worker having worked for Ben-Tom Construction Company in Pomeroy, Ohio. R.J. was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam and when he was younger he attended the Church of Christ in Pomeroy. He was also a member of the DAV in Cheshire, Ohio, The Ohio State Highway Patrol Association and The Ohio State Sheriff's Association. He was born on August 15, 1944 in Middleport, Ohio to the late William Ray and Florence Elizabeth Long Reynolds, Sr.

He is survived by two sons, Ronald F. "R.J." Reynolds, Jr. of Winston-Salem, NC and Jason Todd Reynolds of Pomeroy; a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Reynolds of Winston-Salem, NC; a stepson, Eric Arthur Wilson of Pomeroy; five grandchildren, Isabelle Marie Reynolds, Walter Jason Reynolds, Jessie Reynolds, Shawna Reynolds and Emily Martin; two sisters, Alma (Nathan) Slayton, Jr. and Dorothy Viola Reynolds, both of Gallipolis; three brothers, Robert Ray Reynolds of Shreveport, LA, Joseph Jeffries Davis Reynolds of Dover, Delaware and Jack McGinnis Reynolds of Florida; a special nephew, Jerry Slayton of Gallipolis and his very close friends and "brothers" from the Mountain.

R.J. was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Kenneth, William and Roger in infancy.

Services will be on 11 a.m. Saturday, August 134, 2005 at Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Hall officiating. Interment will follow in River View Cemetery on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. There will not be any calling hours.

Margaret Juanita Leedy

Margaret Juanita Leedy went to spend eternity with her Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, August 8, 2005 at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Florida.

She was born on April 15, 1923 to Budd G. and Goldie I. Entsminger in Xenia, Ohio. She was a graduate of Hocking Technical College where she received an AND, from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where she received a BSN; and an MS (N) from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
She was formerly employed at the Gallipolis Developmental Center, Holzer Medical Center and the University of Rio Grande. While employed by Holzer Medical Center, she was certified as a critical care nurse and a nurse specialist. She joined the nursing faculty at the University of Rio Grande, Holzer College of Nursing in 1980. While employed at the University, she served on various committees and received the Sears Teacher of the Year Award. She retired as Professor Emeritus in June, 1992.

Margaret was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis, Ohio for 50 plus years. During that time she served on various committees, was a Sunday School Class President and President of the Ladies Missionary Fellowship. Current professional organizations include Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau and Phi Delta Gamma.

Margaret is survived by her husband, Willard Leedy; four daughters, Mrs. Shields (Judith) Todd of Florida, Mrs. William (Debbie) Janes of Florida, Jo Constance Leedy of Colorado, and M. Gail Leedy of Wyoming; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey Todd of Iowa, Leslie Todd of Tennessee, Jennifer Cline of Florida, John Janes of Georgia, Lisa Smithwick of Georgia, Vonna and Brittney Eisel of Colorado, and Jonas Wilson Leedy of Idaho; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a sister, Delores Fowlkes of West Virginia.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Frances E. Stover and Evelyn M. Chittum.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2005 at the First Baptist Church in Gallipolis with Pastor Alvis Pollard officiating. Burial will follow in the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call on Saturday, August 13, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. at Willis Funeral Home.

If you wish to make a charitable gift in memory of Margaret, please consider the First Baptist Church Building Fund in Gallipolis or the New Hope Baptist Church in Parrish, Florida.

Emerald Pauline Saint

Emerald Pauline Saint, 94, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2005 at the home of her daughter in Patriot, Ohio after an extended illness.

She was formerly from Columbus, Ohio where she resided in German Village for over 43 years. She was a retired waitress from Reiner's Bakery on South Third Street in Columbus and a member of the Frebis Avenue Church of God.

She was born on May 4, 1911 to William A. and Eva E. Cocklin Ballinger in Marysville, Ohio. Preceding her in death was her parents, her husband, John Thomas Saint in 1980, a sister and brother-in-law, Opal (Russell) Cramer, a brother and sister-in-law, Donald (Jean) Ballinger, a nephew and wife, John (Joyce) Faust, a niece and husband, Phoebee (Kermit) Penhorwood.

Surviving is her daughter, Mary Lou (Michael) Trout of Patriot; two grandsons, OSC Woodford Leon (Danette) Greene, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; John Thomas (Lacey) Greene of Gallipolis; two granddaughters, Kristina Jo (Jeff) Brashear of Jacksonville, FL and Sue Sparks of Mt. Vernon, OH; five great grandsons, Christian, Justin, Caleb Green and Jarrett Brashear, all of Jacksonville, FL and Aiden Greene of Gallipolis; one great granddaughter, Jordan Greene of Jacksonville, FL; a nephew, Bill (Linda) Ballinger; great nieces and nephews, Laurie Longworth, Donald Ballinger, Cheryl Coleman, Beth Brannan, Jeanne Williams, John DeGood, John Jay Faust, Joy D. Stabile, Jayna A. Salva and Jennifer C. Faust.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2005 at the Maeder Quint Tiberi Funeral Home in Columbus, Ohio with Pastor Virgil Phillips officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, August 18, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home in Gallipolis and on Friday, August 19, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. at the Maeder Quint Tiberi Funeral Home located on 1068 South High Street in Columbus, Ohio.

Rev. Clarice A. Dillon

Rev. Clarice A. Dillon, 86, of Scottown, Ohio, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at the Holzer Senior Care Center.

She was born on July 12, 1919 in Lecta, Ohio to the late Stephen and Stella Brumfield Myers. She was married to George W. Dillon and he preceded her in death on January 30, 1991. She was a minister and homemaker. She attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Lecta, Ohio for 65 years. Rev. Dillon received a Distinguished Service Award from the Church of Christ in Christian Union Conference for over 50 years of ministering service. She had the Good News Broadcast on WJEH for nearly 50 years.

Surviving is her daughter, Lorena (Wilbur) Nickels of Marion, Ohio; four sons, Kenneth L. (Juanita) Dillon of Proctorville, Ohio, Paul D. (Joyce) Dillon of Crown City, Rich (Debbie) Dillon of Gallipolis and Rev. Larry S. (Donna) Dillon of Florence, Kentucky; eleven grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George, two sisters, Marjorie Beckman and Daisy Seymour, and four brothers, Ezra Myers, Harry Myers, her twin brother, Clarence Myers and Harley Myers.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2005 at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Dillon, Rev. Wayne Harrison and Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, August 19, 2005 from 5-9 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Myers, Tony Myers, Chad Dillon, Rick Dillon, Paul D. Dillon II and Christopher Cummmings.

Rodger Lee VanMeter

Rodger Lee VanMeter, 42, of Bidwell, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 in Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, Ohio.

He was born on August 29, 1962 in Columbus, Ohio to the late William Wilbur VanMeter, Jr. and Ruth Louise Baker Brown, who survives him. Surviving are his children, Justin Lee VanMeter and Amber Dawn VanMeter, both of Florida, Cora Lea VanMeter and Joshua VanMeter, both of Lancaster, Ohio, Hunter VanMeter of Columbus, Ohio and also other children; two grandchildren; his mother and stepfather, Ruth (James Frank) Brown of Bidwell; two sisters, Wanda VanMeter of Fairborne, Ohio and Patricia VanMeter of Bidwell; three brothers, William VanMeter of New Carlisle, Ohio, James VanMeter of Fairborne, Ohio and Richard West of Lafollette, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Willis Funeral Home.

Josephine A. (Jo Ann) Brown

Josephine A. (Jo Ann) Brown, 73, of Bidwell, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2005 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.

She was born on June 2, 1932 in Kanawha County, West Virginia to the late Sid and Bertie Tawney Carrow. Jo Ann was married to Arlen B. Brown on September 16, 1949. She was a Production Inspector for Federal Mogul Corporation. She was a member of Good News Baptist Church and a 4-H advisor for many years.

Surviving is her husband, Arlen B. Brown of Bidwell; three sons, Danny B. (Karen) Brown of West Jefferson, Ohio, Kenneth A. (Becky) Brown and Randy D. (Linda) Brown, both of Gallipolis; a daughter, Beverly A. (James) Simms of Bidwell; six grandchildren, Danny, Kari, Travis, Kristie, Mandy and Todd; four great grandchildren.

Services will be Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 2 p.m at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Deflippo and Pastor Ron Nicholas officiating. Burial will follow in Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, August 20, 2005 from 6-8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be sons, Danny Brown, Kenny Brown, Randy Brown, Jim Simms, grandsons, Todd Simms, Danny Brown and Travis Brown.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jo Ann's memory to Good News Baptist Church, 4045 Georges Creek Rd., Gallipolis, OH 45631 or the American Lung Association.

Smith "Smitty" Thacker

Smith "Smitty" Thacker, 73 of Gallipolis, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2005 at Holzer Medical Center.

He was born on June 3, 1932 in Scioto County, Ohio to the late Ervin R. and Grace Allen Thacker. He was retired and formerly employed by the City of Point Pleasant. Smitty was a member of the Pt. Pleasant Moose Lodge.

Surviving is a special friend, Helen Pratt of Gallipolis; five children, Melissa White of Jacksonville, NC, Keith Thacker, Dale Thacker, Stephon Thacker and Kevin Thacker, all of Scioto County, OH; four sisters, Edith Phipps of West Jefferson, OH, Wilma (Earl) Yingling of Hampstead, MD, Leva Bloomfield of Flatwoods, KY and Dorothy (Ed) Fannin of Orange City, FL; two brothers, Robert E. (Joann) Thacker of Eustis, FL and Karl (Winnie) Thacker of Bidwell, OH.

Preceding him in death are his parents, his wife Helen Adkins Thacker, a sister, Ethel Thacker and four brothers, Dewey Manis Thacker, Gerald Lee Thacker, Cecil Thacker and Ezra Thacker.

Services will be Monday, August 22, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Cline McCallister officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Scioto County, Ohio. Friends may call on Monday from 12 noon until the time of the service.

Joseph M. McCarty

Joseph M. McCarty, 57, of Gallipolis, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at the Holzer Medical Center.

He was born on December 15, 1947 in Gallipolis to the late Oscar James and Olga M. Gibbs McCarty. He was married to Mable Lynn Brewer on September 8, 2001 in Eureka, Ohio and she preceded him in death. Joseph was a delivery driver for Domino's Pizza and a former volunteer fireman for the Middleport Fire Department.

Surviving are one son, Keith Allen McCarty of Gallipolis; five stepsons, Mike Spence, Glenn Chick, Jr., and John Chick, all of Vinton, Timmy Chick and Jimmy Chick of Gallipolis; three step grandchildren; five brothers, James Dale (Mary) McCarty of Gallipolis, John (Pam) McCarty of Logan, Ohio, Donald McCarty, Ronald McCarty and Larry Kent, all of Gallipolis.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Oscar James and Olga M. McCarty, his wife, Mable Lynn Brewer McCarty on March 21, 2005, one sister, Lena McCarty and one brother, Terry Gene McCarty in 1996.

Services will be Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Ted Glassburn officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 26, 2005 at Brush Cemetery.

SEPTEMBER OBITUARIES

Thomas A. Buttrick

Thomas A. Buttrick, 79, of Gallipolis, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2005 at the Holzer Medical Center.

He was born on December 18, 1925 in Kanawha County, WV, son of the late Oscar and Pearly (Bland) Buttrick. Thomas was married to Phyllis Johnson Buttrick in 1966 and she survives. Mr. Buttrick was retired from the Gallipolis State Institute.

Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Buttrick of Gallipolis; children, Roger Buttrick of Gallipolis, Jim Buttrick of Crown City, John (Vicky) Buttrick of Gallipolis, Herman (Sandy) Buttrick of Gallipolis Ferry, WV, Randy Buttrick of Columbus, Danny Buttrick, Mickey Buttrick, Dianna Sue Buttrick of Georgia, Thomas (Laurie) Buttrick of Jackson and Sherry (Larry) Mayse of Gallipolis; twenty five grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Bessie Connolly,a son Tommy Buttrick, and a child in infancy.

Services will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Barcus officiating. Burial will follow at the Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, September 5, 2005 from 6-8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Jason Spaulding, John Spaulding, Bulgy Johnson, Clarence Johnson, Lenville Johnson and Dean Barcus. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Johnson and Bryan Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Willis Funeral Home in Thomas Buttrick's name.

Herbert Daniel "Dan" Rollins

Herbert Daniel "Dan" Rollins, 63, of Gallipolis, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at his residence.

Dan was retired from the Southern Ohio Coal Company, a member of the French City Baptist Church, Eureka Masonic Lodge #496 and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was born on July 20, 1942 in Cottageville, WV, son of the late Doug and Waunita Virginia Hughes Rollins.

Surviving are his wife, Helen Williams Rollins, whom he married on June 27, 1964; a son, Edward "Ed" Daniel (Kathy) Rollins of Marion, Ohio; a daughter, Brandi Lea (Lamar Davis) Rollins of Columbus, Ohio; five grandchildren, Kaitlynn, Daniel, Erin, Brandon and Trent Rollins; a brother, Don Rollins of Pt. Pleasant, WV and a sister, Judy (Danny Lee) Gibson of Sissonville, WV; two nieces, Wendy Rollins and Beth Rollins; and a nephew, Timothy Gibson.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Ronald Eugene Rollins in infancy in 1972 and by his in-laws, Dowie and Bonnie Williams.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2005 at the French City Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Williams and Rev. Don Rollins officiating. Burial will follow in the Providence Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 from 6-8 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home. There will be a Masonic Serice on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. by the Eureka Masonic Lodge.

Opal B. Mobley

Opal B. Mobley, 81, of Patriot, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2005 at the Four Winds Nursing Facility, Jackson, Ohio.

She was born on December 2, 1923 in Newcombe, Kentucky to the late Bud and Ruthie Ann Stevens Wagoner. Opal was married to Charles M. Mobley, who survives her. She attended Elizabeth Chapel Church and was a homemaker.

Surviving are her husband, Charles M. Mobley of Patriot; two daughters, Lillie Murray of Gallipolis and Dixie Williams of Starkville, Mississippi; one son, Ronald (Barb) Stephens of Kingston, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, a granddaughter, Angela Kay Stephens, a grandson, Timothy Dean Stephens, one brother, George Wagoner and a sister, Mae Wagoner.

Services will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Alfred Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Elliott County Memory Gardens, Sandy Hook, Kentucky. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, September 10, 2005 from 5-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Opal's memory to the Alzheimer's Association.

David Larry Lawrence

David Larry Lawrence, 60, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2005 at the Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

He was born on July 29, 1945 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Roy E. and Trilba Fields Lawrence. He retired from KalKan Dog Food Company in Columbus, Ohio and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War.

Surviving are three brothers, John Lawrence of Rio Grande, Keith Lawrence of Bucyrus, Ohio and Dan Lawrence of San Luis Obispo, California; a sister, Alberta "Bert" Curfman of Toledo, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

Services will be on Friday September 16, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Willis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Centenary Cemtery. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. at the fuernal hoem prior to the service.

Jason C. Hatfield

Jason C. Hatfield, 25, of Bidwell, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2005.

He was born on January 29, 1980 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. His mother, Joyce Bennett McDonald and father, Charles W. Hatfield, both survive him. Jason worked at Tom's Auto Clinic and was a former employee of Luigino's in Jackson, Ohio. He was a 1998 graduate of Buckeye Hills Career Center. Jason was in a bowling league at Skyline Lanes, he enjoyed Nascar racing, was a loyal fan of #8, and enjoyed hunting. Jason always went out of his way to help others.

Surviving are his mother, Joyce (Doyle) McDonald of Bidwell; his father, Charles W. Hatfield of Milton, WV; a sister, Kimberly Cox of Bidwell; two nieces, Brittany and Karlee; a stepbrother, David McDonald of Gallipolis Ferry, WV; two stepsisters, Nikki McDonald and Amanda McDonald, both of Gallipolis Ferry, WV; maternal grandmother, Patsy Stanley of Gallipolis; maternal grandfather, Herman Bennett of Columbus, Ohio; paternal grandmother, Cris Hatfield of Milton, WV; several aunts, uncles and cousins; a very special friend, Tiffany Biland of Gallipolis; and a special pet, Zoie.

Preceding him in death are grandfathers, Clinton Stanley and Clyde Hatfield, a grandmother, Earlenna McDonald, great grandparents, Garrett and Mildred Watson and a brother-in-law, Travis Cox.

Services will be on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Chapman, Rev. Matthew Henry and Rev. Todd Bowers officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday, September 19, 2005 from 6-9 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Rick White, Eddie Borden, Steve Simpkins, David McDonald, Chris Sullivan and Bill Cox.

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