Desmond Ash Sr.
NELSONVILLE - Desmond D. Ash Sr., 77, of Nelsonville, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville.
He was born in Harrisonville, son of the late Clarance and Delcia Marchum Ash. He retired from Peabody Coal Co. and was a Navy veteran.
He is survived by a son, Desmond D. (Roxanne) Ash Jr. of Nelsonville; grandchildren Lindsay Woolever, Derrick Ash and Eric Ash, all of Nelsonville; his former wife, Sandra J. Ash of New Marshfield; and a brother, Ray (Marcella) Ash of Columbus.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Services will be held Friday, 1 p.m., at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. James R. Mathias officiating. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery in Millfield, with military graveside services conducted by the Combined Color Guard Unit.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday and Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m.
RACINE - Delbert W. Lawson, 63, of 47341 Eagle Ridge Road, Racine, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born Sept. 23, 1937, in Portland, son of the late John Wesley and Olive Gluesencamp Lawson. He is survived by children Timothy Lawson and Elizabeth Anderson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Darlene Evans Lawson.
There will be no funeral services or calling hours. Arrangements are by Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy.
POMEROY - Daniel Pooler, 86, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Meigs County, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, in Orlando.
He was born Nov. 30, 1913, in Chester, son of the late Joseph Pooler and Mary Bethel. He was a retired manager for the Ohio Forestry Service.
He is survived by five sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis and Ruth Pooler of Maine, Ronald and Virginia Pooler of Orlando, Bob and Betty Pooler of Middleport, Mike and Lois Pooler of Portland, and Don and Bonnie Pooler of Stewart; two daughters and a son-in-law, Bonita and Gene Windland of Orlando, and Kathy Freeman of Jackson; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Jackson Pooler, in 1985.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Greenwood Cemetery, Racine, with the Rev. Mark Morrow officiating.
Arrangements are by White Funeral Home, Coolville.
LOGAN - Charles W. Chambers, 90, of Logan, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.
He was born May 29, 1910, in Hocking County, son of the late Steven and Minnie Marie Johnson Chambers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha May Clark Chambers.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Cardaras Funeral Home in Logan. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan.
Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
ATHENS - Carl Edward Carrier, 77, emeritus faculty member of Ohio University, died on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, in Athens.
Son of the late James D. and Esther Ruth Sink Carrier, he was born in Lexington, Ky., on July 5, 1923. He served in the Navy during World War II and was of the Baptist faith. He received a bachelors degree from the University of Kentucky in 1950, masters degree from the University of Illinois in 1952, and doctorate degree from Indiana University in 1962.
He was a member of the German language faculty at Mississippi State College from 1952 to 1955; Vanderbilt University from 1956 to 1962; Purdue University from 1962 to 1964; and Ohio University, 1964 until his retirement in 1999. He belonged to the American Association of Teachers of German, the Midwest Modern Language Association and the Modern Language Association, and formerly was assistant managing editor of the German section of the Modern Language Journal.
Survivors include a sister, Dorothy C. (James K.) Baker of Lexington; two nieces, Ruth Ann (John II) Palumbo and Susan L. William of Lexington; a nephew, Lindsay T. (Dana) Baker II of Wilmore, Ky.; seven great-nephews, Joseph, James and Steven Palumbo, Lindsay, Logan and Andrew Baker, and Christopher Williams; a great-niece, Dorothy Young; a great-great nephew and several cousins.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a great nephew, John A. Palumbo III.
Graveside services were conducted Friday at Hillside Memorial Park, Lexington, by the Rev. Dr. Robert Baker.
Memorial contributions can be sent to the John A. Palumbo III Memorial Fund, in care of Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High St., Lexington, Ky., 40507.
LOGAN - Bernice Miller, 88, of Logan, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital. She was born Oct. 8, 1912, in Kentucky.
Services will be held Tuesday, 10 a.m., at Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan.
DUNDAS - Arnold Ousley, 75, of Dundas, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Twin Maples Nursing Home.
He was born July 26, 1925, in Floyd County, Ky., son of the late Mike and Sarah Ousley. He is survived by stepchildren Lois Jean Coleman and Doris Ann Wackler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marceline Ousley.
Services will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Jason R. Winters Funeral Home, Wellston. Burial will be in Elk Cemetery, McArthur.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 5 to 8 p.m.
GLOUSTER - Tyler Jacob Harden, one-month-old son of Edward Franklin Harden and Jessica Mae Losh of Glouster, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville. He was born Oct. 5, 2000, in Logan.
Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home in Murray City. Burial will be in Hilltop Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
NELSONVILLE- Ruth L. Nelson, 76, of Nelsonville, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Crestview manor Nursing Home, Lancaster.
Born Feb. 12, 1924, in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late William and Hazel Glass Warren. She was a retired employee of the Logan-Hocking Library. A former grocery store clerk, she was also a member of Murray City Wesleyan Church and a graduate of Nelsonville High School.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Francis Victor Nelson; two sons, the Rev. Benjamin V. (Linda) Nelson of Chauncey and Timothy L. (Libby) Nelson of Logan; a grandson, Kelly Victor (Wendy) Nelson of Glouster; four brothers, John Warren of Columbus, Paul (Luella) Warren of Lancaster, Ben (Jean) Warren of Wakerman and Steve Warren of London; and two sisters, Jean Patton of Logan and Bernadine Angles of London.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack, William and Gerald Warren, and two sisters, Pauline Smith and Pearl Warren.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.. at Warren-Brown Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. David Neville officiating. Burial will be in Carbon Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m., and anytime Monday, with the family in attendance Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
MIDDLEPORT - Ruth A. Anderson, 86, of Chesapeake, Va., formerly of Middleport, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000.
Born Feb. 3, 1914, in Meigs County, she was the daughter of the late Arza and Bessie Tharpe Biggs. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Burton; and two sons, Gene and Bill Dodson. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m.
RACINE - Robert L. Fisher, 65, of Racine, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2000, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
Born June 21, 1935, in Racine, he was the son of the late John and Icy Belle Maddox Fisher.
He is survived by his wife, Libby Diddle Fisher, and two sons, Ralph Fisher and Damon Fisher.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Racine. Burial will be in Letart Falls Cemetery.
Friends may call at Cremeens Funeral Home in Racine today from 5 to 9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
GLOUSTER - Robert E. "Elwood" Benton, 68, of Glouster, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Cincinnati Veterans Administration Hospital.
He was retired from Good Samaritan Hospital with more than 20 years service, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Oleta Sorrell; and brothers Lonnie Ray and Ivan Benton.
He is survived by his wife, Billy Jean Benton; sons and daughters-in-law, Surman and Debbie Benton, Quint and Erma Benton, Tim Benton, Eddie and Sandi Thornsburg, and Bill Thornsburg; sisters and brothers-in-law, Evalee Lykins, Levota and Tom Oligee, Rella and Don Barrett, Sue Ellis, and Glenna and Doug Stamper; brothers and sisters-in-law Earl and Rea Benton, and Charles and Ethel Benton; sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law Jeanie Benton, and Pauline and Wayne McDaniel; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 3 p.m., at Meyer-Boehmer and Feucht Funeral Home, 1733 Brown St., Dayton. Burial will be in Miami Valley Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, from 1 p.m. until time of services.
NELSONVILLE - Polly Johnson, 77, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Nelsonville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2000, at Medical City Hospital in Dallas.
She was born July 16, 1923, in Athens, daughter of the late Donald Ray and Ella Gilbert Johnson. She graduated from Nelsonville High School in 1941, and from Ohio University with honors in 1945. She received a masters degree in social work in 1950 from Tulane. She was employed in various positions with the local Girl Scouts Council from 1945-67, and served on the national Girl Scout staff in a variety of positions from 1967-87. She worked as a volunteer at Medical City Hospital from 1987-2000, with 8,000 hours of service.
She is survived by an aunt, Betty Johnson of Nelsonville; nieces Deborah (George) Donnelly of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Cynthia (Fred) Baden of Logan; nephews John (Brenda) Johnson of Nelsonville, and Thomas (Linda) Johnson of Pickerington; great-nephews and great-nieces George and Caitlin Donnelly of Pittsburgh, Richard and Don Baden of Logan, Monica Johnson of Nelsonville, and Michelle, Daniel and Megan Johnson of Pickerington.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Roger Johnson; and a sister, Kathryn Johnson.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at Greenlawn Cemetery in Nelsonville, with the Rev. Harold McConnell officiating.
Friends may call at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home in Nelsonville on Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Girl Scouts - Seal of Ohio, 1700 Watermark Drive, Columbus 43215-1097.