Alva Boyd Jr.
Died: Wednesday, June 11, 2003
WELLSTON — Alva Boyd Jr., 75, of Wellston, died today, Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at the Wellston home of his daughter.
Born Nov. 20, 1927, in Sissonville,W.Va., he was the son of the late Alva Sr. and Effie Boyd.
He is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Stewart; and two sons, Larry and Steven Boyd.
Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Jenkins Funeral Chapel in Wellston. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, with military services conducted by American Legion Post 371.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Frank John Rydzewski
Died: Tuesday, June 10, 2003
LOGAN — Frank John Rydzewski, 77, of Logan, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, in Pickerington at the home of his son, Frank J. Rydzewski.
Born Jan. 7, 1926, in Mount Carmel, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph F. and Mary Radiz Rydzewski. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen T. Rydzewski.
Funeral Mass will be Saturday, 10 a.m., at St. John Catholic Church, Logan. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan, Friday from 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 p.m., where Christian Vigil services will be held at 7:30.
Leola M. Cordray
Died: Monday, June 09, 2003
ATHENS — Leola M. Cordray, 92, of Pickerington, formerly of Athens, died Monday, June 9, 2003, at Echo Manor Nursing Center, Pickerington.
Born June 11, 1910, in Buchtel, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mable Poling Lindsey. She was a homemaker and member of Albany Baptist Church.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Bernice Lindsey of Pickerington; several nieces, nephews and cousins, including David (Barbara) Lindsey of Pickerington; great nieces and nephews, Natalie and Jason Lindsey, Jennifer Chapman and family, Rhett Dilcher and son.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman F. Cordray; a sister, Ina Lindsey; and a brother, Alfred Lindsey.
Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home in Albany, with Pastor Charles Flesher officiating. Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m
JACKSONVILLE - Barbara Ellen Conkey, 63, of Jacksonville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville.
She was born Nov. 18, 1937, at Sand Run, daughter of the late Henry and Freda Pock Bruce. She was the wife of David L. Conkey Sr. of Jacksonville for 43 years.
She was a member of the Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary, and attended Jacksonville United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, David Conkey Jr. and special friend, Barbara Holland, of Coolville; and Floyd (Mea) Conkey of Hawaii; six daughters, Cathy Jones of Hilliard, Vickie Pallo and special friend Steven Shy, Teresa (Frank) Dunlevy of Jacksonville, Carol (Scott) Chapman of Jacksonville, Kelly (Rick) Kasler of Glouster, and Connie (Gerry) Phillips of Doanville; 13 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter; five brothers, Herman Lanning, Roger Bruce, Carl Bruce, Richard "Ike" Bruce Sr. and Sam Bruce; a sister, Martha Martin; several nieces and nephews; and very special friends Steve and Danette Andrews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Spencer; a brother, Benny Bruce Sr.; and six siblings.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, 3:30 p.m., at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home in Nelsonville. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m.
NELSONVILLE - Lillian L. Barber, 100, of Nelsonville, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at the Logan Health Care Center.
She was born Sept. 21, 1900, in Athens County, the daughter of the late William and Lizzie Belle McHarg Barber. She worked at Gem Pharmacy in Nelsonville and also for optometrists Dr. Wilson and Dr. Keith Brown, where she retired. She was a member of Nelsonville Church of the Epiphany.
She is survived by a niece, Eileen (Raymond) Williams of Nelsonville; a nephew, Floyd (Rhea) Barber of Beavercreek; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leslie and Harry Barber; and two sisters, Beatrice and Mildred Barber.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Nelsonville Church of the Epiphany, with the Rev. Mike Jupin and Deacon William Bales officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville, on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m.
SHADE - Beulah Meeks Allen, 64, of Shade, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at her home after an extended illness.
Born Mary 6, 1936, in Athens County, she was the daughter of Bernice Randolph Swartz Meeks of Athens and the late Wayne Swartz.
She was formerly a self-employed upholsterer and later was employed at Ohio University upholstery shop. She was a former 4-H adviser for Saddle Slickers, member of Order of Eastern Star in Albany, and attended Shade United Methodist Church.
She is survived by four sons, Karl Meeks of Groveport, Kenny (Rhonda) Meeks of Shade, Kriss (Lisa) Meeks of Shade, Kelly (Jessie) Meeks of Cincinnati; eight grandchildren; three stepchildren, Barbara Allen of Athens, Beverly (Bob) Dellinger of Albany and Bill (Susie) Allen of Athens; seven step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jean Hayes of Mendon, Roberta Henderson of Alfred and Grace Dorst of Shade.
Besides her father, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Stanley (Shorty) Meeks; second husband, Emory Allen; stepfather, Dawson Meeks; and an infant brother, Freddie Swartz. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, with John Elswick officiating. Burial will be in Burson Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, where Eastern Star services will be conducted at 6:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Kyle, in care of First National Bank, Kyle Hellyer Fund, P.O. Box 187, Glouster, 45732.
WELLSTON - Carey E. King, 88, of Finley Chapel Road, Wellston, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Edgewood Manor Nursing Facility in Wellston.
He was born March 7, 1912, in Wellston, son of the late John and Hattie Austin King. He was a former employee of Hercules Trouser Co. in Wellston, and of the Jackson County Highway Department. He was an avid fisherman, and also won many trophies at field trials for his beagles. He attended the Men's Sunday School Class at Hope United Methodist Church until his illness.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Glenna Souders of Wellston; and a niece, Anita (Steve) McManus of Wellston.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Warner King; a half-sister, Lucille Crawford; and a nephew, Jim Rider.
Services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at McWilliams Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Cann officiating. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ATHENS - Charles Raymond Headley, 65, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., formerly of Athens, died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at a hospital in Birmingham, Ala.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Watts Headley; a daughter, Sherry Guiler; and a son, Ron Headley.
Funeral services were to be held today, 1:30 p.m., at W.R. Milward Mortuary in Lexington, Ky., with burial in Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vascular Aneurysm Research, c/o Dr. Winfield Fisher III, MEB 514-UAM, 1530 Third Ave. South, Birmingham, Ala., 35294-3295 (Neurosurgery research gift account No. 430769.)
WELLSTON - Charles E. Loudermilk, 79, of Wellston, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2001, at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.
He was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Jackson County, son of the late Dewey and Anna Rowland Loudermilk.
He is survived by daughters Glenna Brenner and Janet Fox.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi McWilliams Loudermilk; a son, Larry Loudermilk; and a daughter, Carol Ann Loudermilk.
Services will be held Sunday, 2 p.m., at McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston, with Pastor Danny Minton officiating. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
GUYSVILLE- Charles Eugene Carsey, 46, of Guysville, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001 at his home.
Born July 10, 1954, he was the son of the late William Leo and Othella McKibben Carsey.
He is survived by a son, Charles Jr.; two sisters, Donna Facemyer of Albany and Dianna Lutz of Guysville; five brothers, Bill Carsey, Floyd Carsey, Ben Carsey and Bob Carsey, all of Athens, and John Carsey of The Plains; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Dan Carsey.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, with John Elswick officiating. Burial will be in South Canaan Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday at 11 a.m. until time of service.
ATHENS - Bonnie Elaine Cooper, 50, of Marion Johnson Road, Athens, died early Monday morning, Jan. 8, 2001, at her residence.
Born Jan. 29, 1950, in Athens, she was the daughter of Betty France Brown of The Plains and the late Samuel Brown, formerly of New Marshfield.
Mrs. Cooper provided child care in her home for more than 20 years. She was a member of The Plains United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Cooper; a son, Patrick Todd Cooper of The Plains; a son and daughter-in-law, Bryan and April Cooper of Athens; a granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Elaine Cooper; a sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Todd Gardner of Albany; a half-sister, Karen Miccinilli of Columbus; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Susan Brown of Kensington, Md.; a brother, Tim Brown of The Plains; a half-brother, Steve Brown of Columbus; and nieces Stacey Brown of Pueblo, Colo., and Katie Gardner of Albany.
Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at The Plains United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Roach officiating. Interment of cremains will be in New Marshfield Cemetery.
Friends may call at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, Saturday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Appalachian Community Hospice, P.O. Box 768, Athens, Ohio 45701, or The Plains United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 205, The Plains, Ohio 45780.