MILLFIELD - Gerald "Goody" Goodman, 82, of Alderman Road, Millfield, died at his home late Sunday night, Nov. 5, 2000.
He was born Feb. 22, 1918, in Athens County, son of the late Robert and Iona Tippie Goodman. He and his wife, Ruth, owned and operated The Big Elm Tavern and Restaurant for 50 years. A graduate of Chauncey-Dover High School, he was a World War II veteran who served in the European Theatre. He was a former employee of Laughlin Vending, a rural mail carrier and pipe fitter, and a life member of Albany VFW Post 9893 and DAV.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth "Rudy" Stewart Goodman; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Timothy Williams of Rockbridge; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Linda Goodman Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; grandsons and their wives, Michael and Shelly Williams of Tampa, Fla., Patrick and Amy Williams of Anchorage, Alaska, and Gerald "Trace" Goodman III of Orlando; a great-granddaughter, Lindsey Nicole Williams; and a special friend, Hubert Burchfield of Athens.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Michelle Williams.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, with the Rev. David Felty officiating. Burial will be in West Union Street Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by the Albany VFW post.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
POMEROY - Frances Biggs Adkins, 88, of 36759 Rocksprings Road, Pomeroy, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center, Pomeroy.
She was born Feb. 12, 1912, in Alfred, daughter of the late Arthur James and Ollie Pullins Biggs.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde D. Adkins.
Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Ewing Funeral Home in Pomeroy. Burial will be in Meigs Memory Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 7 to 9 p.m.
SYRACUSE - Donna R. Smith, 73, of Ash Street, Syracuse, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center in Pomeroy.
She was born Jan. 5, 1927, in Deshler, daughter of the late John S. and Mabel MacMaster Rumbaugh.
She is survived by her husband, Robert M. Smith; and sons Michael D. and David M. Smith.
Graveside services will be held Friday, 10 a.m., at Sutton Cemetery in Racine. There will be no visitation. Cremeens Funeral Home in Racine is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, c/o Betty Ash, P.O. Box 113, Syracuse 45779.
THE PLAINS - Dana Lee Tom, 81, of The Plains, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born Sept. 19, 1919, son of the late Fred Lee and Lucille Higgins Tom. He was a retired real estate and investment broker. A 1937 graduate of Athens High School, he was a World War II Army Air Force veteran who served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre. He was a radio operator and mechanic, receiving three Bronze Stars for battles in China, Burma and India, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster. He took pride in his home and automobiles, and enjoyed sharing that with his friends. An avid collector of many things, he often would be seen wearing one of the pro sports teams jackets and hats of which he had a complete collection.
He is survived by two nephews and their wives, Fred C. and Christine Tom of Athens, and Bernard and Tamara Tom of New Marshfield; a special friend, Donna Lee of Shade; and an aunt, Frances Higgins of Athens.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Sapp Tom, in 1984; and two brothers, Bernard, who was killed in World War II, and Darrell.
Friends may call at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, on Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
EATON - Clara E. Cook, 89, of Eaton, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2000, at Heartland of Eaton.
She was born June 21, 1911, in Kenosha, Wis., daughter of the late Milo and Anna Tevolt Greer. She was a retired cook for the Faculty Club at Ohio State University, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 215 auxiliary.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra L. and Wayne Holderman of Eaton; a son and daughter-in-law, William R. and Beryl Stoker of Eugene, Ore.; and 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two brothers, a sister, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Cook, on Jan. 12, 1981; and four brothers and two sisters.
A graveside service will be held Monday, 11 a.m., at West Union Street Cemetery in Athens, with Msgr. Patrick E. Gaughan officiating.
The family will receive friends at Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Funeral Home, 226 W. Main St., Eaton, on Sunday, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Auxiliary Fund, P.O. Box 212, Eaton 45320.
JACKSONVILLE - Charles R. Gaskalla, 50, of Glouster, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 14, 1949, in Jacksonville, son of the late William C. and Marcella Barrett Gaskalla. He was a boiler operator for the Ohio Department of Corrections and retired from the Army National Guard. He was a Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of The Plains Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7174.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis R. Powell Gaskalla of Glouster; a daughter, Charlotte Gaskalla of Glouster; a stepson, Phillip Runyan of Glouster; two stepdaughters, Sheryl Edge of Dublin and Sandy Jones of Athens; six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Christopher, Ashley, Amanda, Sabrina and Miranda; and a brother, William F. (Pauline) Gaskalla of Athens.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster with Pastor Jane Doughton officiating. Burial will be in Taylor Ridge Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
GLOUSTER - William "Bill" Cartwright, 58, of Glouster, passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, at Doctors West Hospital, Columbus.
He was born Oct. 29, 1942, in Athens. He was a retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant and he was a Vietnam veteran, serving two terms and receiving a Commendation Medal, Longevity Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Outstanding Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was a member of the DAV.
He is survived by his mother, Ada C. Keirns Cartwright of The Plains; wife, Alice M. McLaughlin Cartwright of Glouster; two sons, James of Rhode Island and William of Fort Campbell, Ky.; three stepchildren, Larry (Tina) Richards of Glouster, Nick (Barb) Richards of Malta and Waynetta Martin of Glouster; three grandchildren and seven stepgrandchildren; and two brothers, James R. (Patsy) Cartwright of Rockbridge, and Robert J. (Sue) Cartwright of Nevada, Ohio. He was preceded by his father, Wilbur J. Cartwright, and stepson William J. Richards.
Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Cardaras Funeral Home, Glouster, with Willard Love officiating. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster, where there will be a military graveside service.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
THE PLAINS - Bette King Dresher, 68, of 10 Circle Drive, The Plains, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens.
She is survived by her husband, George; her mother, Violet Bryan; and a brother, William Bryan, all of The Plains; a sister, Jeanne (Charles) Back of Dayton; a brother, Robert Bryan of Albany; brothers, Millard (Eileen) and Jimmie Bryan of Florida; an uncle and aunt, Edward and Lucille Christian of Marion; a special uncle and aunt, Willard and Elaine Mannon of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Millard Bryan; an infant brother, Richard; a sister, Patsy Morris Brown; and Robert King.
Bette was a retired employee of Nationwide Insurance Co. in Columbus. She was a life member, past president and parliamentarian of International Training in Communications, past division officer for the National Secretary Association, and had been honored as Secretary of the Year 1969. She was a member and past president of The Plains Garden Club, member and past regent of Nabby Lee Ames Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. Bette also was a volunteer in the gift shop of O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, and a member of The Plains United Methodist Church.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home in Athens. Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens.
Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bette's name to the American Cancer Society, 138 Marietta Road, Suite D, Chillicothe 45601; or by calling 1-800-227-2345. Acknowledgment cards may be sent to George Dresher, 10 Circle Drive, The Plains 45780.
POMEROY - Wilma D. Whittington, 72, of Pomeroy, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens.
She was born April 15, 1928, in Marion, daughter of the Theodore "Joe Bob" and Dorothy Bartrum Whittington.
Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Rutland Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire.
Friends may call at Fisher-Acree Funeral Home in Middleport on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
POMEROY - Walter M. Grueser, 78, of 300 Riverview Drive, Pomeroy, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus.
He was born July 30, 1922, in Mason, W.Va., son of the late Adolph and Clara McIntosh Grueser. He was co-owner and operator of Second Street Market from 1947 to 1957, and was an agent for Midland Mutual Life Insurance. He was a member of Trinity Congregational Church, Pomeroy Masonic Order F&AM, Knights Templar, Aladdin Shrine and Pomeroy Golf Club, was past president of the American Heart Association and the President's Council, and served on the church council.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Kimes Grueser; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter II and Carol Grueser of Stewartsville, N.J.; a daughter and son-in-law, Claudia "Kandi" and Phil Cook of Thornville; sisters and brothers-in-law Mary and Bill Russell of Pomeroy, and Howard Tucker of Chepachet, R.I.; grandchildren, Amanda Sue and Matthew O'Brien of Brookline, Mass., and Brandon K. Cook of Morgantown, W.Va.; and a great-granddaughter, Makenzie Claire O'Brien of Brookline.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother; brothers Adolph and Charles Grueser; and sisters Clara McMaster and Ann Tucker.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Trinity Congregational Church, with the Rev. Craig Crossman officiating. Burial will be in Beech Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call at Ewing Funeral Home on Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m., and at Trinity Church on Friday one hour prior to services.
Memorial donations may be made to the Meigs Heart Association, Meigs County, c/o Joan Wolfe, treasurer, P.O. Box 586, Pomeroy 45769.
CHAUNCEY - Tina Marie Seehafer, 26, of Chauncey, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, from injuries received in an auto accident.
She was born Sept. 8, 1974, in Jacksonville, N.C., daughter of Carolyn (Randy) Nicholson of Salisbury, Md., and Edward (Bea) Seehafer of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. She was a graduate of Athens High School and an employee of The Athens Messenger.
Besides her parents, she is survived by a daughter, Marah Williams; her ex-husband, Rodney Williams of Athens; maternal grandparents Freddie and Ellen Hill of Salisbury, Md.; two brothers, Edward Jr. and Andrew Seehafer of Salisbury; and three sisters, Pamela Seehafer of Salisbury, and Shannon and Rebecca Seehafer of Massachusetts.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Rubin and Virginia Seehafer.
Friends may call at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home in Athens on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services and burial will be held in Salisbury.