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Athens County, Ohio Obituary Collection

Athens County, Ohio Obituary Collection - 215

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Monday, 17 January 2011, at 9:56 a.m.

Shirley May Morrison
Died: Friday, August 15, 2003
Age: 66

LOGAN — Shirley May Morrison, 66, Logan, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, in Logan.

Born May 5, 1937, in Hocking County, she was the daughter of the late Vernon and Mary Leonard Eby. She is survived by her husband, Leroy Z. Morrison.

Services will be Monday, 11 a.m., at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan. Burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery, Logan.

Friends may call at the funeral home today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

James Willard Wright Jr.
Died: Friday, August 15, 2003
Age: 50

BREMEN — James Willard Wright Jr., 50, of Bremen, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at his residence after an extended illness.

Born Jan. 5, 1953, in Columbus, he was the son of James Willard Sr. and Joann Conkey Wright of Columbus.

Services will be Monday, 1 p.m., at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan. Burial will be in Harvey Chapel Church Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where an Eagles memorial service will be held at 7.

Arvie G. Fairchild
Died: Friday, August 15, 2003
Age: 85

McARTHUR — Arvie G. Fairchild, 85, of McArthur, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at her residence.

Born July 20, 1918, in Paintsville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Sanford and Julie Conley Spradlin.

She is survived by children Julie Crum, Sara Brown, Edna Faye Hayes, Edith Collins, Mary Clark, Wilma Mathews, and Gordon, Charles James, Shannon and Donald Fairfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy W. Fairchild.

Services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m., at Garrett Funeral Home. Burial will be in Bell Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Richard L. McGathey
Died: Friday, August 15, 2003
Age: 69

NELSONVILLE — Richard L. McGathey, 69, of Nelsonville, passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2003, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital after an extended illness.

Born Jan. 6, 1934, in Hocking County, he was the son of the late Pearl and Thelma Pauline Miller McGathey. He was married to Judy Windle McGathey of Nelsonville.

He was retired from General Motors, Mansfield Plant, as a tool and die machinist.

In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by two sons, Paul (Faith) McGathey of Mansfield and Steven (Tammy) McGathey of Nelsonville; two daughters, Sue Ball of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Gail Hasty of Columbia, S.C.; five grandchildren, Jason, Daniel, Laura and Robin McGathey, and Rhett Hasty; and five brothers, Pearl (Arlene) McGathey of Florida, Bob McGathey of Mansfield, Don McGathey of Nelsonville, Bill (Barb) McGathey of Florida and Wayne (Jay) McGathey of Florida.

Services will be held Tuesday, 1 p.m., at Cardaras Funeral Home, Logan, with the Rev. Filmore Ashcraft officiating. Interment will be in New Fairview Memorial Gardens, Rockbridge.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

To send an expression of sympathy, or to sign the online guest registry, please visit www.cardaras.com.

Hattie L. Swartz
Died: Thursday, August 14, 2003
Age: 83

ATHENS — Hattie L. Swartz, 83, of Athens, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Russell’s Nursing Home, Albany.

Born Jan. 5, 1920, in The Plains, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Madgie Robinson Smith. She worked many years for Kimes Convalescent Center, was a former employee of Southern Hotel in Columbus and a foster grandparent. She had many best friends.

She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte (Gene) Estep of Athens and Eileen Rhoades of Athens; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild; a half sister, Joan Hollandsworth of Groveport; and many nieces and nieces.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, George Perry and Ores Swartz, and two grandchildren, Cecilia Rhoades and Joshua Estep.

Services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, with Jim Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, The Plans.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

You may send online condolences to the funeral home at www.hughesmoquinfuneralhome.com.

Dorcil Gene Osborne
Died: Thursday, August 14, 2003

WELLSTON — Dorcil “Doy” Gene Osborne of Wellston died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Holzer Hospital, Gallipolis.

Born April 17, 1934, in Valley Fork, W.Va., he was the son of the late Mack and Rebecca Osborne. He was a retired Navy veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Dixie Woodruff Osborne; a daughter, Pam Perkins; and two sons, Steve and Brendt Osborne. He was preceded in death by a son, Walter “Punkin” Osborne.

Services will be Sunday, 1 p.m., at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Mary E. Banner
Died: Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Age: 84

WELLSTON — Mary E. Banner, 84, of Wellston, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at her residence.

Born Dec. 11, 1918, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late James and Ella Bates Long. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Benner.

Services will be Monday, 11 a.m., at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston. Burial will be in Bainbridge Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Joan Antorietto
Died: Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Age: 91

ATHENS — Joan “Cher” Antorietto, 91, of Athens, passed away early Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, 2003, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center.

Born in Marietta on June 20, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Myriam Johahn Coury. She was a graduate of Athens High School and retired from Ohio University, where she worked in the mail service. She and her late husband, Paul, were former owners and operators of Antorietto’s Confectionery.

Early in life, she was a wedding planner for several years. An author who wrote many books of poetry, she was honored nationally in New York City in 1939 for her achievements as a writer of winning poems. Cher was known by her friends as a most loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.

She is survived by daughters Bernadette Antorietto of Athens and Myriam (Bryon) Kilpatrick of Henderson, Nev.; sons Tom Antorietto of San Diego, Calif., Richard Antorietto of Athens, Jan (Monica) Antorietto of Portland, Ore., and Joseph Antorietto of Dayton; five grandchildren, Thomas (Elizabeth) Antorietto, Scott (Traci) Antorietto and Michael Antorietto, all of San Diego, Sean (Lisa) Kirkpatrick of Irvine, Calif., and Joseph Louis Antorietto of Athens; three great-grandchildren, Joshua Antorietto, Trevor Antorietto and Sierra Antorietto, all of San Diego; sisters Sue Brown of Riverside, Calif., and Mary Robinson of Santa Ana, Calif.; brothers John (Delane) Coury of Anaheim, Calif., Dick (Bonnie) Coury of Lake San Marcos, Calif., and Ron Coury of Santa Ana; and a daughter-in-law, Joyce Antorietto of San Diego.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, in 1998; a son, Louis, in 2002; sisters Rose Adams and Nellie Hall; and brothers Joe and Charlie Coury.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 11 a.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church, conducted by Fr. Martin Holler. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, today from 7 to 9 p.m., where Vigil for the Deceased will be said at 8:45.

Kathy Jean Pugh
Died: Wednesday, August 13, 2003

WELLSTON — Kathy Jean Pugh, 42, a resident of Wellston, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, as the result of an auto accident in Jackson.

Services will be Saturday, 11 a.m., at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home, Wellston. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m.

Joan Antorietto
Died: Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Age: 91

ATHENS — Joan “Cher” Antorietto, 91, of Athens, passed away early Wednesday morning, Aug. 13, 2003, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center.

Born in Marietta on June 20, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Myriam Johahn Coury. She was a graduate of Athens High School and retired from Ohio University, where she worked in the mail service. She and her late husband, Paul, were former owners and operators of Antorietto’s Confectionery.

Early in life, she was a wedding planner for several years. An author who wrote many books of poetry, she was honored nationally in New York City in 1939 for her achievements as a writer of winning poems. Cher was known by her friends as a most loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.

She is survived by daughters Bernadette Antorietto of Athens and Myriam (Bryon) Kilpatrick of Henderson, Nev.; sons Tom Antorietto of San Diego, Calif., Richard Antorietto of Athens, Jan (Monica) Antorietto of Portland, Ore., and Joseph Antorietto of Dayton; five grandchildren, Thomas (Elizabeth) Antorietto, Scott (Traci) Antorietto and Michael Antorietto, all of San Diego, Sean (Lisa) Kirkpatrick of Irvine, Calif., and Joseph Louis Antorietto of Athens; three great-grandchildren, Joshua Antorietto, Trevor Antorietto and Sierra Antorietto, all of San Diego; sisters Sue Brown of Riverside, Calif., and Mary Robinson of Santa Ana, Calif.; brothers John (Delane) Coury of Anaheim, Calif., Dick (Bonnie) Coury of Lake San Marcos, Calif., and Ron Coury of Santa Ana; and a daughter-in-law, Joyce Antorietto of San Diego.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, in 1998; a son, Louis, in 2002; sisters Rose Adams and Nellie Hall; and brothers Joe and Charlie Coury.

Funeral Mall will be celebrated Saturday, 11 a.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church, conducted by Fr. Marti Holler. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., where Vigil for the Deceased will be said at 8:45.

Clyde M. Baxter
Died: Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Age: 85

ALBANY — Clyde M. Baxter, 85, of East Clinton Street, Albany, died at Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville on Tuesday evening, Aug. 12, 2003.

Born in Blachley, Ore., on Nov. 18, 1917, he was the son of the late James and Lena Birthissel Baxter. He was a graduate of Olive Orange High School, Tuppers Plains. A retired carpenter, he was a proud 65-year member of Carpenters Union Local 200. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a faithful member of Blackburn Hill Church of Christ, Athens.

He is survived by a son, Gary (Mary Jo) Baxter of Marion; a daughter, Kay (Wayne) Mendenhall of Kenton; a stepson, Neil (Linda) Martin of Albany; a stepdaughter, Dianna (Dave) Hale of Albany; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Homer (Irene) Baxter and John Baxter of Pomeroy.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Hazel VanNest Baxter, in 1997; and by a brother, Norman Baxter, in 2001.

Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home, Albany, with John King of Blackburn Hill Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Burson Cemetery, Shade, with graveside military rites conducted by Albany VFW Post 9893.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Iris O. Buchanan
Died: Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Age: 71

COOLVILLE — Iris O. Buchanan, 71, of Parkersburg, W.Va., died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg.

Born March 25, 1927, in Whitesville, Miss., she was the daughter of the late James William and Donna Garey.

She is survived by four daughters, Virginia Walker, Wanda Groce, Mary Grace Swierzynski and Christine Wade; a son, Roy Buchanan Jr.; a sister, Betty Reed; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, with the Rev. Robert Sanders officiating. Burial will be in Eden Cemetery, Reedsville.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Gene Norris
Died: Tuesday, August 12, 2003
Age: 76

LANCASTER — Gene Norris, 76, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at Valley View Nursing Center. He was an employee of Fairfield Industries.

He is survived by his sister, Myrtle Gilkey of New Marshfield; nieces and nephews, and many friends at Rem-Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper and Alma Norris; sisters Ethel Burris, Mary Fuller, Gladys Cain and Wilma Cain Smith; and brothers Corbin and Edward Norris.

Services will be held Friday, 10 a.m., at Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, with Chaplain Karl Hartmann officiating. Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery at a later date.

Friends may visit the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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