GALLIPOLIS - Floyd Cole, 72, of Gallipolis, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
Mr. Cole was born Jan. 13, 1928, in Tuppers Plains.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Success Cemetery in Reedsville.
Arrangements are by White-Moquin Funeral Home in Coolville.
TRIMBLE - Edra P. Williams, 91, of Trimble, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens.
She was born Feb. 16, 1909, in Trimble, daughter of the late Ed and Rhoda Gift Lantz. She was a 1926 graduate of Glouster High School and received a BS degree in education from Ohio University in 1937. She formerly taught school at Trimble Elementary, Mad River Elementary in Dayton and Allen East Elementary in Lafayette. She retired from teaching in 1967. She was married to the late Gomer E. Williams in 1943, was a member of the National Education Association, Ohio Education Association of Harden County, Retired Teachers Association, First Methodist Church of Lafayette and Liberty Grange.
She is survived by sisters Neva Lantz and Minnie Chadwell, both of Trimble; a brother, Rex Lantz of Norwalk; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gomer, in 1975; and by brothers, Worthel and Willard Lantz.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 10:30 a.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. David Roach officiating. Graveside services will be held Friday, 3:30 p.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Roger Copeland Sr.
STEWART - Roger W. Copeland Sr., 65, of Stewart, died Thursday morning, Sept. 28, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.
Born Sept. 28, 1935, in Barberton, he was the son of Frances Bobo Copeland and the late Chester A. Copeland. He retired from Cole's Mobile Homes.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kathryn S.; two daughters, Sheryl and Sheila; three sons, Roger Jr., Johnny and Brett; four grandchildren; and five brothers, Richard, Randy, Ron, Chester D. and Darrell.
Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home in Athens with Mr. Copeland's son, Roger Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Sandrock Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 11 a.m. until time of services.
GLOUSTER- Essie McKee, 90, of Glouster, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains.
Born Dec. 29, 1909, in Glouster, she was the daughter of the late William and Katie Rutter McKee. She was the wife of the late John McKee, who passed away in 1977. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Glouster Holiness Mission Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Virginia McKee of Glouster, Ruth (Melvin) Brooks of New Marshfield; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Romaine of Middleport.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Williams; two infant sons; three sisters; two brothers; and a great grandson.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Cardaras Funeral Home in Glouster, with Rev. Walter Goble officiating. Burial will be in Glouster Cemetery.
Friends may call at funeral home on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, from 5 to 8 p.m.
REEDSVILLE - Jack Lance, 61, of Reedsville, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Pleasant Hill Manor Nursing Center in Piketon.
He was born April 9, 1939, in Ivydale, W.Va., son of the late Frank and Ora McKown Lance. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Thelma Lantz, and Mike and Dot Lance, all of Reedsville, and Roger and Bertie Lance of Pomeroy; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and David Elkins of Tuppers Plains, Barbara and Tom Summerfield of Reedsville, and Cindy and Fred Houghton of Raleigh, N.C.; and a sister, Ruth Ann Lance of Tuppers Plains.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Janelle Lance.
Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at White Funeral Home in Coolville, with Pastors Teresa Waldeck and Lynda Kuhn officiating. Burial will be in Lance Cemetery, Reedsville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.
McARTHUR - Otis Ulysses Pratt, 96, a former resident of Londonderry, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at Twin Maples Nursing Home.
He was born Jan. 22, 1904, in Sugar Grove, son of the late Charley Pratt and Mattie Martin Pratt Giffin.
He is survived by children Paul Pratt, Pauline Caskey and Lilly Belle Wilson.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Payne Pratt.
Services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur. Burial will be in Elk Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m.
McARTHUR - Thelma D. Wortman, 95, of Trotwood, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen Davis and Ella Davis Campbell, formerly of Wellston; and by her husband, Everett. She is survived by a son, David Wortman.
Services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Elk Cemetery, McArthur. Arrangements are by Carrigan & Mains Funeral Home, Englewood.
MIDDLEPORT - Harold W. Hanson, 86, of Middleport, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis.
Born April 7, 1914, in Waterloo, W.Va., he was the son of the late Jesse and Minnie Stover Hanson. He is survived by children Kay King, Joyce Pauley, Anna Neal, Jack L. Hanson, Ronald Hanson, Harold Hanson and David Hanson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene McGuire Hanson.
Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home, Middleport, with burial in Gravel Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sherman Hopkins Sr.
McARTHUR - Sherman Hopkins Sr., 91, of McArthur, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains.
He was born Nov. 8, 1908, in McArthur, son of the late John Thomas and Maude Sherwood Hopkins. He was a former employee of Timken Roller Bearing, D.B. Frampton Co. and McArthur Police Department, and retired from Ohio University.
He is survived by daughters Alberta Lou (Patrick) Jerome of Orlando, Fla., and Madelon Lee (Nicholas) Liberty of Columbus; a son, Sherman Jr. (Susan) Hopkins of Nelsonville; and six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Leonette Tinkham Hopkins, on April 8, 1998; two brothers, Wesley and Herb Hopkins; and three sisters, Ella Moyer, Florence Ervin and Emma Neymeyer.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur, with Pastor Carl Radcliff Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Elk Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Association or the American Heart Association, in care of Garrett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 302, McArthur 45651.
HAMDEN - Jewell Morgan Davis, 81, of Hamden died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2000, at her residence.
She was born June 7, 1919, in Tracey City, Tenn. She was a seamstress for Hercules Trouser Co. and a member of Wills Chapel Church.
She is survived by daughters, Gloria (Bill) Wellman of Hamden, Virginia (Allen) Perry of Radcliff, and Sally (Clarence) Jarvis of Wellston; 10 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; five sisters, three brothers and a sister-in-law; and Donald Klinger of Crown City, who was raised in her home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marcus Davis, on Aug. 17, 1997.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Garrett Funeral Home in McArthur. Burial will be in Elk Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, 5 to 9 p.m.
GLOUSTER - William Russell Coey, 81, of Akron, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2000.
He was born in Glouster, son of the late Willard D. and Anna G. Coey.
He is survived by his wife, Angeline G. Coey; daughters Sandra L. Troxell and Carol S. Archer; and a son, William G. Coey.
Services were held in Akron, and burial was in the city's Northlawn Memorial Gardens.
NELSONVILLE- Sherman Edward Monk, 78, formerly of Nelsonville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Logan Health Care Center.
Born Oct. 29, 1922, in Buchtel, he was the son of the late William Edward and Flora Belle May Monk. He retired from the Altier-McCombs Tree Service in Nelsonville. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. He was a member of Oak Grove Wesleyan Church in Nelsonville.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Murray Monk of Columbus; a son, Terry (June) Monk of Nelsonville; a daughter, Ann (Michael) McGuire of The Plains; three stepsons, Donald Murray of California, Rev. Rodney (Lisa) Murray of Evansville, Ind., Wilfred Murray of Nelsonville; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Monk of Logan and George (Dorothy) Monk; two sisters, Dorothy (Everett) Patton of Nelsonville and Martha (Jim) Barron of Haydenville.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Rev. Gale Monk, Cecil Monk, and James Monk; and a sister, Ruth Monk.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at Nelsonville Wesleyan Church with Pastor Michael Thomas officiating. Friends may call at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Rd., Columbus, 43221.
GLOUSTER - Robert Dale Gillespie, 63, of Glouster, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Chauncey, son of the late Dale and Florence Kimletz Gillespie. He was a member of Murray City Methodist Church, was a tool and die maker, and owner and operator of Romano's Pizza in Nelsonville.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Abney Gillespie of Glouster; two sons, Mark Gillespie and Brent Gillespie, both of Bono Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Kristen Gillespie of Glouster; a stepson, Michael (Tiffany) Turner of LaGrange, Ky.; four grandchildren, Sean, Hayden and Tucker Gillespie, and Zachary Turner; and an aunt, Lenora Kimletz Way of Chauncey.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sandra Sanders Gillespie; and an aunt, Dorothy Lyons.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Cardaras Funeral Home in Glouster, with the Rev. Ernie Perkins officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association, 280 E. State St., P.O. Box 768, Athens 45701-0768.