ATHENS - Kazuo Yamada, chancellor of Chubu University, died of a heart attack on Dec. 24, 2000, in Nagoya, Japan, at the age of 70.
Chancellor Yamada was a former president of Chubu University, a leading advocate of international education in Japan, and a very special friend of Ohio University. He personally and warmly hosted many Ohio University professors and their families. He visited Athens more than a dozen times and was the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Ohio University.
In 1979, he donated 175 flowering cherry trees to Ohio University on the occasion of its 175th anniversary and established an endowment to assure that the trees will keep flowering for many years to come. The trees were planted along the bank of the Hocking River west of Richland Avenue and next to the bike path. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Chubu-Ohio exchange agreement, Ohio University sent an identical replica of the cupola atop Cutler Hall to Chubu University. The cupola is prominently displayed on the Chubu campus.
Chancellor Yamada was president of Chubu University from 1975 to 1999, when he was named chancellor. He was also president of the Miura Educational Foundation from 1975 until his death. Under his leadership, Chubu University emerged as one of the leading private universities of Japan. He was a vigorous promoter of the internationalization of higher education. The first international agreement he established was with Ohio University in 1973. Under the terms of the agreement, an Ohio University professor spends spring quarter at Chubu University each year as the Miura Visiting Professor. Student exchanges in both directions have involved hundreds of students from the two institutions. He subsequently developed exchange programs with many other universities overseas.
Chancellor Yamada touched the lives of many at Ohio University and in Athens. His untimely death fills with sadness many in our community. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Yoshiko Yamada, and his daughter Yuuko.
LOGAN - Virginia N. Potts, 84, of Clermont, Fla., formerly of Logan, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at South Lake Hospital, Clermont.
She was born Aug. 19, 1916, in St. Clairsville, daughter of the late George and Nellie Cruise Hartshorn.
She is survived by daughters, Anna Belle Brown, Charity Carter and Barbara Potts. She was preceded in death by her husband, Irl E. Potts Sr.
Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
JACKSONVILLE - Ruby Garnet Collins, 85, of Columbus, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Whetstone Care Center in Columbus.
She was born May 11, 1915, in Grantsville, W.Va., daughter of the late Charles and Clara Bayless Givens. She was a member of Pilgrim Holiness Church in Era.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by children Clara Hollar, Edward Hampton, Gary Hampton and Fredrick Kaimburg.
She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Robert (Catherine) Hampton of Worthington, Charles (Janet) Hampton of Florida, and Ronald (Ruthea) Hampton of Columbus; daughters and sons-in-law Betty (Al) Staltsgiver of Pennsylvania, Helen Whalen of Mount Sterling, and Elizabeth (Lawrence) Skinner of Jacksonville; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Givens, and sisters, Alma Stickdorn and Madeline Blosser, all of New Lexington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held Monday, 1:30 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, with the Rev. Dennis Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m.
CHESTERHILL - Lelia M. Davis Pierce-Barry, 68, of Route 555, Chesterhill, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at her residence.
Born Oct. 18, 1932, in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick and Minnie Campbell Davis. She was a retired school teacher with 24 years of service, and had a bachelors degree from Ohio University. She was an active member of Free Methodist Church, Waynesville, N.C.; a member and past matron of Mount Olive Lodge 326 OES, Chesterhill; and a member of the National Education Association.
She is survived by her husband, Elme Barry of Sebring, Fla.; three sons, Ray T. Pierce Jr. of Chesterhill, Chris E. Pierce of Thomasville, Ga., and Mike J. Pierce of Punta Gorda, Fla.; a daughter, Cindy Pierce of Chesterhill; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold R. Davis of Waverly and Samuel L. Davis of Columbus; and two sisters, Lois L. Clouston of Logan and Doris I. Chandler of Carroll.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray T. Pierce Sr., who died Dec. 4, 1989; her parents; two brothers, Robert E. and Frederick A. Davis; and a sister, Betty J. Lax.
Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home, Chesterhill, with evangelist Danny Hickerson officating. Burial will be in Bartlett Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
NELSONVILLE - Paul L. Berry, 74, of Stoutsville, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born July 14, 1926, in Nelsonville, son of the late Luther and Sarah Logan Berry. He was a World War II Navy veteran, past master of University Lodge 631, past high priest of Circleville Chapter 20, past master of Tyrian Council 60, past commander of Scioto Commandery 35, past soverign master of Allied Masonic Degrees, past president of Kentucky Colonels Club, life member of DAV Chapter 70, and past 10th District commander of the Department of Ohio DAV; a member of Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple, Past Master Unit, Tabernacle No. 2 Apollo Dramatic Chapter, Pickaway Shrine Club, York Rite Secretaries and Recorders Association, Franklin County Memorial Lodge, KYCH, American Legion Post 134, Soldiers Monumental Society, and U.S. Navy World War II Patrol Squadron Odine Group; an honorary member of Pickaway Lodge 23, and a retired inspector for the Franklin County Engineer Office.
He is survived by his wife, Leah Justus Berry; sons Michael (Carol) Berry and Patrick Berry of Columbus; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild; brothers, Steve (Linda) Berry of Carbon Hill and Tim Berry of Nelsonville; a special aunt, Nellie See; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers will be James Shaw, James Krinn, Thomas Ramsay, Danny Fulks, Jean Justus and Don Forquer. Honorary pallbearers will be William Ammer, Don McKinnis, Louis McFarland, Richard Blaney, Paul Dunkle and Elvin Lewis.
Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, with George Fry officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. American Legion services will be held at the funeral home today at 7, and Masonic services will be held Wednesday at 8.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tyrian Council for Diabetic Kids, 432 Glenmount Court, Circleville 43113; or Soldiers Monument Society, 165 E. Main St., Suite 201, Circleville 43113.
WELLSTON - Patricia Lyn Griffis Reinbolt, 35, of Wellston, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2000, at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.
She was born March 3, 1965, in Oak Hill, daughter of the late William F. and Eydoine Byers Griffis.
She is survived by daughters Susan Salmons, Kaela Salmons, Alexandria Reinbolt, Ciera Reinbolt, Brianna McDonald and Ashley McDonald; and her stepmother, Dorothy VanBibber Griffis.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jackson County Cancer Society, c/o South Central Area 20, 138 Marietta Road, Suite D, Chillicothe 45601.
ATHENS - Oris G. "Hoss" Hudnall, 66, of Athens, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Aug. 23, 1934, in Athens County, son of the late Glen and Mary Hudnall. He retired as a heavy equipment operator for Ohio Operating Engineers, was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and a life member of Athens VFW Post 3477.
He is survived by two sons, Gerald (Debbie) Hudnall of Albany, and Bruce (Ginger) Hudnall of Athens; a daughter, Linda (Gerald) Douglas of Albany; nine grandchildren, Rich and Keith Douglas of Shade, Scott and Melinda Douglas, Ashley and Andy Hudnall, all of Albany, Ryan, Shawn and Cody Hudnall, all of Athens; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Roger Hudnall of Albany; and three sisters, Shirley Osborne and Nancy Sanders of Albany, and Sue Radcliff of Athens.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen G. Hudnall; two sons, Oris Hudnall Jr. and Richard Hudnall; a granddaughter, Theresa Helen Hudnall; and a brother, Charles Hudnall.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home in Athens, with Pastor Jim Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens, with military services conducted by Athens VFW Post 3477.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
NEW MARSHFIELD - Brandon Earl "Goat" Lowry, 16, of New Marshfield, died late Wednesday evening, Jan. 10, 2001, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
Born Jan. 8, 1985, in Athens, he was the son of Greg Lowry and the late Sharon Hunter Lowry. He was a sophomore at Alexander High School. An avid hunter and outdoorsman, he was a varsity basketball and baseball player al Alexander High School and a member of FFA.
He is survived by his father, Greg, and special friend Karen Kennedy of New Marshfield; brothers Charlie and Mikey Lowry of New Marshfield; paternal grandmother Sue Lowry of New Marshfield; paternal grandfather Bud (Wanda) Lowry of New Marshfield; maternal grandmother Naomi Hunter of Nelsonville; paternal great-grandmothers Berneda Lowry of New Marshfield and Esta Howson of Glouster; nephew Kyle Ryan Lowry of Albany; uncles Steve Lowry of New Marshfield, Chuck (Diane) Hunter of Athens and Rick Hunter of Nelsonville; aunt Vela Townsend of Nelsonville; and special friends Shawn Bail of New Marshfield, Mike Chapman of Albany, Christi Hedrick of New Marshfield, and Gary and Tammy Dicken and son Wayne Dicken of New Marshfield; and several great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather Charles Hunter, and paternal great-grandfathers Earl Lowry and Mont Howson.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Alexander High School conducted by the Rev. David Cogar, with burial in New Marshfield Cemetery.
Friends may call today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alexander High School scholarship fund in the name of Brandon Lowry, in care of Greg Holbert, 6125 School Road, Albany, Ohio 45710. Contributions also may be made to the family.
RUTLAND - Lewis Frank Young, 86, of Rutland, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis.
He was born Aug. 12, 1914, in Rutland, son of the late Joseph Wesley Young and Jessie Spires Young Price. He is survived by his wife, Alice Delaney Young, and a daughter, Patty Clark.
Services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., at Ewing Funeral Home. Burial will be in Miles Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m.
AMESVILLE - Kathryn Nadine Marquis, 79, of North Liberty Street, Amesville, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at her residence.
She was born June 17, 1921, in Stewart, daughter of the late Charles and Maude Wolfe Brawley. She was a retired dietary aide for O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, a member of Amesville United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, and Amesville Grange 798.
She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn (Curtis) High of Edwardsville, Ill.; a grandson, Eric High of Springfield, Ill.; a brother, Gail (Ruth) Brawley of Stewart Route 1; two nieces, Barbara (David) Gennert of Dover, and Janice Brawley of Athens; and a nephew, Michael Brawley of Athens.
Services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Amesville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Frank Hare and Prof. Steve Hays officiating. Burial will be in Sandrock Cemetery.
Friends may call at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to services.
Donations may be made to Appalachian Community Hospice, 280 E. State St., Athens.
COOLVILLE - Kathleen Marie Taylor, 66, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001. She was born in Parkersburg, W.Va., daughter of the late J. Russell and Verna K. Alkire.
She served in the Navy and was a former resident of Cincinnati. She moved to Florida 27 years ago, and was employed by Dynalco Controls in Fort Lauderdale until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Goeble Taylor Jr.; a one-month-old son, Michael Edward Taylor; and a niece, Leslie Janette Owens.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and James T. Cundiff of North Lauderdale, Fla., and Pamela and Wes Bradley Richmond of Fort Lauderdale; three sons and a daughter-in-law, David Ross and Lori Taylor of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Doug Taylor of Fort Myers, Fla., and Michael Edward Taylor of Moundsville, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren and a great-grandchild; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Earl Coen of Coolville, Peggy and Harold Clark of Racine, Janet and Steve Owens of Marion, and Kitty and Bill Church of Stewart; six brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Myrtle Alkire of Stewart, Bob and Eiko Alkire of San Diego, Calif., Roy and Judy Alkire of Marietta, Carl and Sandie Alkire of Little Hocking, John and Carolyn Alkire of Coolville, and Terry and Sue Alkire of Wooster; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, 3 p.m., at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg, with the Rev. Dave Cogar officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 2 to 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to House Calls Hospice, 808 Division St., Parkersburg, W.Va., 26101.
ATHENS - Karen S. McInturf Biggers, 58, of Zanesville, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville.
She was born Dec. 4, 1942, in Athens County, daughter of the late Daniel C. and Mary Helen Geddes McInturf.
She attended First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), graduated with honors from Ohio State University with a bachelors degree in home economics, and obtained a degree in vocational education from Kent State University. She was former director of the Muskingum-Perry County Career Center in Zanesville. She was an exchange student to Uruguay and held various teaching positions in Southern Ohio. She was a member of various civic and educational associations, including vocational and industrial clubs.
She is survived by two daughters, Joy Kathleen Roberson of Washington state, and Erin Marie Biggers of Zanesville; a son, Robert Andrew Hook of Athens; four sisters, Phyllis Brown of Indiana, Delores Klinger of Ada, Marjorie Helm of Georgia, and Linda Williams of Athens; seven brothers, John and Patrick McInturf of Ada, William McInturf of Pennsylvania, Roger McInturf of Ashland, Robert McInturf of New Richmond, Donald McInturf of Athens and Daniel McInturf of Chillicothe; and four grandchildren, Lael, Chandler and Cole Roberson, and Robert Andrew Hook.
Services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Zanesville First Christian Church, with Herbert R. Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Pennsville Cemetery.
Friends may call at Hillis Funeral Home, 935 Forest Ave., Zanesville, today from 6 to 8 p.m., and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. They call may call at the church on Wednesday, one hour prior to services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice Morrison House, Forest Ave., Zanesville 43701; or Karen S. Biggers Scholarship Fund, c/o Licking County JVS, Att: Treasurer, 150 Price Road, Newark 43055.