Lois Dasa Welsh
Died: Sunday, December 21, 2003
HARRISONVILLE — A funeral service for Lois Dasa Welsh, 94, of Newark, will be held Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, Newark. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery, Newark, with the Rev. Mark Ledbetter officiating.
Mrs. Welsh went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at Licking Memorial Hospital.
She was a former postmaster for the Harrisonville Post Office and a member of Apostolic Temple in Hanover.
She is survived by 22 nieces and nephews; many friends in her church family; a brother, William Hinds of San Diego; three sisters, Juanita Godby and Lena Dusenberry of Zanesville, and Leona Tayhi of Green Valley, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Bertha Beal Hinds; two husbands, Obert Markins and the Rev. Marvin Welsh; two brothers, Theophilus and Robert Leo; and a sister, Effie Mae.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Brucker and Kishler Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark. To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click guest/book obituary.
Johnathan Victor Lucius Bowen
Died: Sunday, December 21, 2003
THE PLAINS — Johnathan “John Boy” Victor Lucius Bowen, 21, of The Plains, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, on River Road.
Born April 22, 1982, he was the son of Linda (Gilbert Cooper) Bowen and Victor (Jackie) Mayles of Athens.
He worked at Ohio University. When not working, John took great pride in caring for and riding horses. He loved numerous other outdoor activities. John was loved by everyone who knew him. He will be sadly missed by his family.
John’s fiance, Beth Wiseman, will tell their unborn baby boy of John’s love as he is brought into this world. He was also a loving uncle to Astacia and Brenden Grant and Makayla Bowen.
He is survived by a daughter, Shianna; a sister, Heather Bowen of Athens; two brothers, Jamie Bowen of Athens and James McMillan of Vinton County; grandparents, Fred (Mary) Hart of Athens, Connie Mayles of Chauncey; uncles and aunts, Fred (Pauline) Hart of Athens, Karen Wemmer of Jacksonville, Brenda (Kent) Eddy of Marietta, Guyla Mayles and Lovella Jiminez of New Mexico, and Flo Mayles of Chauncey.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Luther Mayles; and an uncle, Tom Mayles.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, with Pastor Earl James officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery, Millfield.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m.
You may send an online message of sympathy to the family on the funeral home website at www.hughesmoquinfuneralhome.com
Died: Sunday, December 21, 2003
NELSONVILLE — Keith Glendenning, 79, of Lcancaster, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at his residence. He was a retired furniture salesman and a World War II Army veteran.
He was a member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, Charlie’s Chippers, Lancaster Wood Carvers, Olivedale Senior Citizens Center and Anglers Paradise.
Mr. Glendenning is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John K. and Dorothy Glendenning of Tenn., and Jack and Pam Glendenning of Kan.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Mike Abele of Zanesville, Rita and Michael Cope of Ocala, Fla. and Jill and John Cripps of Sugar Grove; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lewis and Mary Glendenning of Florida and Dick and Ann Glendenning of Lancaster; a sister, Jerry Harter of Illinois; many nieces and nephews and a special friend, Leo Flowers of Lancaster.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Glendenning on Nov. 4, 2002; a daughter, Georgia Glendenning and his parents, Richard L. and Hazel Glendenning.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Lancaster with the Rev. Bob Hayden officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Nelsonville. Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be given to Charlie’s Chippers, c/o Olivedale Senior Citizens Center, 253 Bonving Road, Lancaster, OH 43130.
Florence M. Griggs
Died: Saturday, December 20, 2003
COOLVILLE — Florence M. Griggs, 63, of Vienna, WVa., died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at her residence in Vienna.
Born April 19, 1940, in Coolville, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Alcie Barringer Foutty.
Mrs. Griggs is survived by three sons, Ronald, Gary and Kevin.
She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Wayne Griggs.
Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home in Coolville. Burial will be in Coolville Cemetery. Friends may call tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Alton D. Hanning
Died: Friday, June 06, 2003
CHAUNCEY -- Alton D. Hanning, 92, of Chauncey, formerly of Alexander Twp., died Friday morning, June 6, 2003, at Doctors Hospital West, Columbus.
Son of the late John Charles and Mazie Christina Gilkey Hanning, he was born May 6, 1911, at Pleasant Hill, Athens County.
A 1928 graduate of Shade High School, he attended Ohio University. Mr. Hanning was first and foremost a dairy farmer. He was a former Athens County commissioner, Alexander Twp. trustee, Shade School Board member and clerk and was formerly vice president of the state Soil Conservation Service. Mr. Hanning was a school bus driver, Sunday school teacher, coal miner, factory worker, carpenter, 4-H leader and veteran agriculture instructor.
He was the oldest member of Sons of AMVETS Post 53 in Chauncey and a descendant of the earliest settler of Athens County (1797) Matthew William Haning. People describe Mr. Hanning as generous and humble person, who especially loved and enjoyed children. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Wilson Hanning; children Charlie (Sandy Bell) Hanning of Fort Myers, Fla., Jerry Hanning of Albany, Tracy (Patty) Hanning of Dayton, Karol (Ken) Breitholle of Dayton, Lisa (Steve) Abdella of Athens, Joe (Jill) Hanning of Millfield, and Jeff Hanning of The Plains; stepchildren Doug (Debbie) Adams of Cooper City, Fla., Sonya Ray of Reedsville and Lori (Danny) Smith of Reedsville; special grandchildren Courtney and Katlyn Hanning; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Hill of Corvallis, Ore.; a brother, Delbert Hanning of Barberton; a sister-in-law, Mary Hanning of Albany; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Shingler Hanning; a sister, Muriel Keoughan; and brothers Kermit, Darrell and Verrell Hanning.
Friends may call at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dale McCloud officiating. Cremation will follow the service, and the ashes will be buried in Bates Cemetery. Following the service on Wednesday, family and friends are invited to The Plains VFW Bingo Hall for a reception.
Janet Ellen Fierce
Died: Thursday, June 05, 2003
GLOUSTER — Janet Ellen Fierce, 59, of Glouster, died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at her residence.
Born Oct. 19, 1943, in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late Julius and Garnett Talbert Wicks. She was a homemaker and attended Bread of Life Full Gospel Church, Jacksonville.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Fierce Sr.; sons Ronald and Franklin; a daughter and son-in-law, Roxann and Keith Putnam; two grandsons, Corey and Brandon; and a sister, Judy Perine.
Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. Jimmy Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home.,
Arrangements are by White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville.
Travis M. Lawless
Died: Thursday, June 05, 2003
AMESVILLE — Travis M. Lawless, 19, of Route 550, Amesville, died early this morning, Thursday, June 5, 2003, at his residence, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born March 7, 1984, in Athens, he was the son of Michael K. and Nancy L. Bowen Lawless. He was a graduate of the agriculture mechanics program at Tri-County Vocational School.
Besides his parents, he is survived by grandmothers Freda Bowen and Carol Lawless, and several aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by grandfathers Lawrence “Dick” Bowen and Richard Lawless.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany, with Pastor Chris Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Amesville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like contributions to be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.
Michael T. Richardson
Died: Wednesday, June 04, 2003
ATHENS — Michael T. Richardson, 53, of Athens, died Wednesday morning, June 4, 2003, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born April 29, 1950, in Whitman, W.Va., he was the son of Ivan C. and Daisy Walton Richardson of Whitman. Mr. Richardson was a communication supervisor at Southern Ohio Coal Co. with 28 years of service. He was a graduate of Logan High School, Logan, W.Va., attended West Virginia Institute of Technology and recently graduated from the University of Rio Grande. He was a 32-year resident of Athens and a member of Albany Baptist Church. Mr. Richardson was an emergency medical technician and an avid woodworker.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Carolyn Johnson Richardson; a daughter, Korrye Alexandria Richardson of Athens; a sister, Anita Brooks of Columbus; two brothers, Ivan (Dolores) Richardson Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., and Vincent Richardson of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Barbara Melvin of Capital Heights, Md.; three nieces, Kim Montgomery of Largo, Md., Kellye Jones of Dallas, Texas, and Kollette Parks of Capital Heights; two nephews, Larry (Jada) Brooks Jr. and William (Cynthia) Brooks, both of Columbus; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held Sunday, 2:30 p.m., at Albany Baptist Church, with Pastors Mike Rose and Burt Christian officiating. Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery.
Friends may call at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Albany Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 357, Albany 45710; or Christ Community Wesleyan Church Youth Group, LIFE Youth Ministry, 6275 Kenney Memorial Drive, Albany 45710.