AMESVILLE - Connie Arlene Postle, 44, of Amesville, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Sept. 7, 2000, at her home.
She was born Aug. 2, 1956, in Wheeling, W.Va., daughter of Mary Martha Foster Arbogast of Stewart and late Lonnie A. Arbogast.
Mrs. Postle was a licensed cosmetology instructor and worked for Visible Changes. She was a 16-year resident of Amesville and a former resident of Nelsonville. She attended school in Fairmont, W.Va., and Tri-County Vocational School, and was an Army veteran.
She is survived by her husband, Lewis Warner Postle; daughters Annette Young of The Plains, Ann (Phillip) Bell of Amesville, Tonya Postle of Columbus, and Laura (Philip) Bass of Belpre; a son, Michael (Shannon) Postle of Athens; grandchildren Rachele, Phillip, Marley, Brandon, Jake, Leha, Michelle, Jordan, Sidney, A.J. and Juston (cq); sisters Sharon (Milton "Moe") Cottingham of Fairmont, W.Va., Kathy (Earl) Pyles of Fairmont, W.Va., Carol (Tom) Welch of Texas, and Kelly (Rodney) Brown of Stewart; brothers Andrew Arbogast of Athens, David (Sandra) Arbogast of Athens, Michael (Susie) Arbogast of Fairmont, W.Va., and Lonnie Arbogast of Stewart; a special brother-in-law, Ronald Postle of Wallace, W.Va.; and a special sister-in-law, Eunice Mulford of Columbus.
Besides her father, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony Postle; and a sister, Linda Postle.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 1 p.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, with Pastor Richard Chambers officiating. Burial will be in Wyers Cemetery, with military rites conducted at the gravesite.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
LOGAN - Dorothy Annabelle Primmer Rheinscheld, 75, of Alabaster, Ala., died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at her home after an extended illness.
She was born June 12, 1925, to the late George Carl and Carrie May Steele Primmer.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald Boyd Rheinscheld Sr.; five children, Cheryl D. Richmond, Gerald B. Rheinscheld Jr., Pamela A. Goss, James M. Rheinscheld and Kay E. Hart.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, 5 p.m., at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home in Logan. Family will receive friends Saturday, from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to Joseph S. and Theresa R. Bruno Cancer Center, P.O. Box 12683 Birmingham, Ala. 35202, or Baptist Hospice Shelby County, 569 1st St. North, Alabaster, Ala. 35007.
MIDDLEPORT - Dorothy Jones Pierce, 83, of Middleport, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, in Middleport.
She was born Jan. 13, 1917, in Orbeston, daughter of the late Carman Eugene and Doris Anna Lewis Jones.
She is survived by a daughter, Dixie Pierce Arbuckle.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Millard E. Pierce.
Services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m., at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Meigs County Division, c/o Jean Wolfe, P.O. Box 586, Pomeroy 45769.
RACINE - Daisy M. Sayre, 89, of 604 Broadway St., Racine, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 18, 1910, in Racine, daughter of the late Herman and Mildred Rose Wolfe.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Sayre.
Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Cremeens Funeral Home. Burial will be in Plants Cemetery, Racine.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, noon to 2 p.m.
HAMDEN - Ollie Rose Nickell, 99, of Hamden, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Huston Nursing Home in Hamden.
She was born in West Liberty, Ky., on Feb. 19, 1901. She was a member of Hamden United Methodist Church, Hamden Chapter 244 OES, and Vinton County Gold Star Mothers, and Senior Citizens.
She is survived by a son-in-law, Robert Brotherton Jr. of McArthur; a sister, Nell Chapman of Hamden; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Linda M. Brotherton; a son, Daniel S. Williams; and three sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 2 p.m., at Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur with the Rev. Walter Goble officiating. Burial will be in Hamden Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., where Eastern Star services will be held at 7:30.
GLOUSTER - Thelma L. Dunfee Stobart, 75, of Glouster, formerly of Amesville, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains.
She was born in Canaanville on Sept. 18, 1924, daughter of the late LeRoy and Emma Bailes Dunfee. She was a homemaker and a member of Glouster Holiness Church.
She is survived by six sons, Clair Stobart Jr. of Athens, Martin of Indianapolis, Donald of Nelsonville, Richard of Amesville, John of Glouster, and Paul of Athens; seven daughters, Donna Matheny of New England, Nancy Bellar of Athens, Wanda Burchfield of Millfield, Freida Schall of Glouster, Roberta Stobart of Parkersburg, W.Va., Mary Barnhouse of Lottridge, and Paula Faddis of Athens; a grandson who was raised in the home, James Stobart; 43 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Brown of Hilliard, Doris Miller of Columbus, and Betty Brozak of New England.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Clair Stobart, two sons; and four sisters.
Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill, with the Rev. Ronnie Justice officiating. Burial will be in Amesville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
CULVER CITY, Calif. - Diana Ruth Weddle Florance, 51, of Culver City, Calif., died in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 4, 2000.
She was born in Athens on June 6, 1949, daughter of the late Vernon and Ruth Ambruster Weddle. She was a graduate of The Plains High School, a member of West L.A. Christian Center and formerly attended The Plains and Amelia Church of the Nazarene.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas; sisters, Joyce Weddle and Judy Gray of Amelia; a brother, Dan Weddle of Dallas, Texas; an aunt, Mary Davis of Amelia; an uncle, Robert Armbruster of Springboro; and cousins Jane Pack, Preston and Tina Silvey, and Jessica Brown.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Weddle.
A memorial service will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home in Athens, with Pastor Mike Teagarden officiating. Burial will be in West State Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.
NELSONVILLE - Ruth Robey, 86, of Nelsonville, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Doctors North Hospital, Columbus.
She was born June 6, 1914, in Athens County, daughter of the late Edward Clay and Hattie Mae Barrell McDonald. She was the wife of the late Carl I. Robey, who passed away in 1963. She retired from Ohio University.
She is survived by two sons, Rex Robey (Kay Collier) of Los Angeles, Calif., and Bill (Tee) Robey of Nelsonville; daughters, Judy (Pete) Buckvold and Ellen Robey of Minneapolis, Minn.; five grandchildren, James and Annie Buchvold, Tina Dixon, and Brooke and Ben Robey; two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Katlyn Dixon; a brother, Tom (Barbara) McDonald of Nelsonville; sisters Maxine (Paul "Pig") Wagner of Nelsonville and Sarah Conner of Nelsonville; several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Russ McDonald, and a sister, Faye Slatter.
Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with Paul Reed officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the fuenral home on Wenesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
ALBANY - Howard A. Hudnall, 63, of Pearl Wood Road, Albany, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, in the emergency room of Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville.
He was born May 28, 1937, in Canton, son of the late Ernest and Lenora McNutt Hudnall. He was a masonry worker and retired after 17 years with Athens Mental Health Center.
He is survived by his wife, Addie Randolph Hudnall; three daughters, Penny (Lloyd) Hudnall of Athens, Lois (Butch) Haning of Pomeroy and Addie (Harold) McDaniel of Shade; two sons, Kenny (Amy) Hudnall of Athens and Howie Hudnall of Albany; 14 grandchildren; five sisters, Opal Sharpe of Athens, Gloria King of Shade, Joan King of Pomeroy, Glenna Wade of Albany and Charlotte Hudnall of Albany; and three brothers, Willard of Dyesville, Bob of Albany and Alfred of Athens.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Hudnall; a stillborn sister, Lenora Hudnall; and two grandchildren, Tina Douglas and Randy Hudnall.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Haning Cemetery, Chase Road, Albany, with the Rev. Darrell Clark officiating.
Friends may call at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany, on Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bernice Luella Porter
THE PLAINS - Bernice Luella Porter, 88, formerly of The Plains, died early Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.
Born Oct. 24, 11911, at Cochransville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William Pickett and Maude Elizabeth West Marlow of Sistersville, W.Va.
She was a nurse at the Athens State Hospital for 17 1/2 years, a volunteer at Mount St. Mary in Nelsonville for 25 years, a member of The Plains United Methodist Church, a past worthy matron of Harrisonville Chapter 255 Order of Eastern Star, a 62-year member of Athens Chapter 175 of Order of Eastern Star, and a member of White Shrine of Jerusalem.
She was active in Athens Senior Citizens organizations, and had resided with her daughter on Coolville Ridge in Athens for the past three years.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Ellen and Roger William Hawk of Athens; a son, Thomas Roger Porter of The Plains; five grandchildren and their spouses, Suzanne Lynne and Mark Guda of Athens, Sheryl Lynell Hawk of Nashville, Tenn., Ronald Mark and Mary Ann Hawk of New Marshfield, Matthew Paul and Tammy Hawk of Athens, and Charles Franklin Porter of The Plains; and eight great-grandchildren, Hope, Graham, Grey and Harmony Guda, all of Athens, and Jacob, Joshua Jonathon and Jennifer Hawk of New Marshfield..
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Thomas C. Porter, who was the founder of Hocking Technical Institute, Tri-County Joint Vocational School and the former Hocking Valley Motor Lodge; an infant son, Carl William Porter; and two brothers, Arthur and Eugene Marlow.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, by the Rev. David Roach of The Plains United Methodist Church and Pastor Malcolm Grueser of Mount Zion United Brethren Church at Shade. Burial will be in West Union Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. and one hour prior to the Tuesday services. Athens Chapter Order of Easter Star 175 will hold memorial services Monday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Athens Hospice, Box 873, Athens 45701.
John Richard Flowers
STEWART - John Richard Flowers, 68, of Route 1 in Stewart, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens.
He was the son of the late Arthur and Evelyn Cook Flowers. He was retired laborer and attended Kilvert Mission in Kilvert.
He is survived by three sons, Richard and Gary Flowers of California and Michael Walker of Albany; a brother, Sherman Flowers of Cutler; a sister, Margaret Tabler of Stewart; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Faye Flowers, Leora Tabler and Louise Hill; and six brothers, Wilbert, James, Freeman, Arthur, Charles and Earl.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Kilvert Mission in Kilvert with the Rev. Steve Skillet officiating. Burial will be in Kilvert Cemetery. Friends may call at Stone-Matheney Funeral Home in Chesterhill today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
WELLSTON - Ruth Elizabeth Flack Harris, 59, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center.
Born March 10, 1941, in Springfield, she was a daughter of Delmar and Carrie Flack.
She is survived by her husband, John "Eddie" Harris Jr., and two daughters, Rebecca Dixon and Jeanie Maynard.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Coalton.
Friends may call at thefuneral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.