Died: Tuesday, May 28, 2002
HAMDEN -- Alma Godsey, 67, of Hamden, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe.
Born Oct. 11, 1934, in Talmage, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Eva Mullins Rose. She is survived by her husband, Tolbert Godsey, and children Ellen Smith, Kathryn Ricketts, Leroy and Darryl Godsey.
Services will be Friday, 2 p.m., at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur. Burial will be in Hixon Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Died: Saturday, May 25, 2002
JACKSON -- Orville Clinton McWhorter, 83, of Jackson, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at his residence.
Born Nov. 11, 1918, in Byer, he was the son of the late Eura and Maryjane McWhorter.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred; two sons, Clint and Tim; and three daughters, Margaret, Diana and Joyce.
Services will be held today, at 2 p.m., at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home in Wellston.
Died: Friday, May 24, 2002
SHADE -- Mary Ackley, 88, a lifelong resident of Athens County, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.
Born March 25, 1914, in Frost, she was the daughter of the late Byron H. and Catherine Wyers Doane.
She and her husband ran a bottled milk route in Athens County in the 1930s and 1940s. They sold canned milk after that until the 1970s. She was then a beef farmer. She also loved gardening.
She is survived by a daughter, Rose (Manuel) Grueser of Shade; a grandson, Randy (Deborah) Snyder of Shade; a great-grandson, Allen Snyder of Shade; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Frances Ervin of Athens.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard H. Ackley; two sisters, Agnes Phillips and Polly Brickles, and two infant sisters; four brothers, John, James, Riley and Arnold Doane; and two nephews, James and Jake Doane.
Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home, Athens, with Malcolm Grueser officiating. Burial will be in Burson Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Died: Friday, May 24, 2002
MIDDLEPORT -- Phyllis M. Joachim, 86, of Middleport, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Born Sept. 19, 1913, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Stella Price Joachim.
Services will be held today in Fort Mitchell, Ky. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.
Local arrangements are by Fisher Funeral Home in Middleport.
Died: Friday, May 24, 2002
McARTHUR -- Ralph W. Parry, 88, McArthur, died Friday, May 24, 2002, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan.
Born July 6, 1913, in Jackson Twp., Vinton County, he was the son of the late William H. and Ona Mildred Turner Parry. He was a coal miner and farmer, and retired from McArthur Brick Plant. He was a member of McArthur Freewill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Miller Parry; two daughters, Sadie (Ernest) Barney and Linda (Steve) Carter of McArthur; a son, Walter (Barbara) Parry of Pampa, Texas; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Burl Perry of Chardon; a sister, Garnet Skarupski of Painesville; a brother-in-law, Andrew Bubna of North Royalton; and several nieces, nephews and stepchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by wives Mallie Ousley Parry and Ruth Lowe Parry; a grandson, James Stapleton; sisters Goldie Pokelsek, Dorothy Bubna and Burnice Reynolds; and a brother, Charles Perry.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur, with the Revs. Jerry Griffith Jr. and Jerry Griffith Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Elk Cemetery.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Died: Thursday, May 16, 2002
BUCHTEL -- Paul Ed Hayden, 74, of Marion, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at his residence.
Born in Buchtel, he was the son of the late John and Nellie Coakley Hayden. He is survived by his wife, Joanne Garner Hayden, whom he married June 26, 1948, in Pomeroy. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. He was an assembler and repairman for Tecumseh and then did maintenance work for Food Town until his retirement after 17 years of service. He had been a resident of Marion for 42 years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Al (Tamara) Hayden, Danny (Jill) Hayden and Paul "Pete" (Joyce) Hayden, all of Marion; three daughters, Anita (Donald) Small of Florida, Karla (Steve) Gregory of Marion, and Christi (Gene) Bending of Marion; 12 grandchildren, Jason, Jeremy and Tregg Hayden, Katy Hayden, Paul, Matt and Josh Hayden, Sara Brown, Kaila and Brett Gregory, and Heath and Lakan Bending; and a great-grandchild, Kenedi Hayden; three brothers, Roger and Gary Hayden of Buchtel, and Albert Hayden of Nelsonville; and two sisters, Imogene (Chuck) Magley of Grove City and Nancy (Bob) Locke of Alliance.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., at Boyd Funeral Home, 122 W. Columbia St., Marion, with the Rev. Victoria Powers-Smith officiating. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Died: Monday, April 29, 2002
MURRAY CITY -- Alberta Ruth Wolfe, 68, of Murray City, died Monday, April 29, 2002, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
Born Aug. 5, 1933, in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late Charles Fred and Elizabeth B. Wonsch Birtcher. She attended Murray City United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Murlin "Chink" Wolfe; a daughter and son-in-law, Vickey and Terry Cain of Murray City; a daughter, Sandy Ratliff and Gary Ross of Murray City; grandchildren Steven Singleton of Murray City, Shannon (Lori) Singleton of Murray City, Traci (Tim) Sheppard, Jimmy (Laura) Ratliff, Jason (Katie) Ratliff and Jeremy Ratliff of New Lexington; seven great-grandchildren; brothers Clyde Birtcher and Don (Rose Ann) Birtcher, both of Newark; and a sister, Marian Neal of New Lexington.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Charles and John; a daughter, Lois Jean Fletcher; and a grandson, Bradley Singleton.
Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Murray City United Methodist Church, with Paul Taylor and the Revs. Ernie Perkins and Larry Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.
Friends may call at Brown Funeral Home in Murray City today from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.; and at the church on Thursday, one hour prior to services.
Died: Sunday, April 28, 2002
COOLVILLE -- Mattie Leota Gillian Pullins, 92, of Coolville, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital in Parkersburg, W.Va.
Born Dec. 18, 1909, in Sandyville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Elza and Annie Duskey Gillian.
She is survived by eight sons, Theodore (Becky) of Long Bottom, Bill, James (Kay), Robert (Janice), Roger and Don of Coolville, Marvin (Rachel) of Bidwell, and Wilbur (Lisa) of Marietta; eight daughters, Inez Windland of Guysville, Bernice (Ray) of Langsville, Mary Lou Fryar and Wilma Buckley (Marvin) of Coolville, Freda Carsey of Athens, Judy Leach (Bill) of Mineral Wells, June Ridenour (Jim) of Chester and Donna Sue Umensetter (Leslie) of Westerville; 29 grandchildren, 13 step-grandchildren, and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Harry Gillian of Pomeroy; a special friend of 60 years, June Gatton of Columbus; and three special neighbors, Pam Henderson, Alice Hawthorne and Helen Findling.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Okey; a son, Elza (Cricket) Pullins; a daughter, Lillie Randolph; a sister, four brothers, a grandson, a step-grandson, two sons-in-law and two daughters-in-law.
Services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m., at White-Moquin Funeral Home in Coolville, with Dave Cogar officiating. Burial will be in Meigs Memory Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 2 to 8 p.m.
Died: Friday, April 26, 2002
ATHENS -- Pleasant B. "Sis" Wilson of Athens, beloved mother of Jenny Riley, expired Friday, April 26, 2002, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Born in Athens County, she was the daughter of the late Arra and Lucy Smith Gillette. She had resided with her daughter for the last few months. She was a graduate of Canaan High School and retired from Athens Flower Shop.
She is survived by a daughter, Jenny Riley of Athens; granddaughters Melissa Riley of Athens and Lisa (Larry) Klinglesmith of Guysville; great-grandchildren Jennifer Dailey of Albany and Patrick Dailey of Guysville; a brother, Cecil Gillette of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wilson, in 1949; sisters Doris Coffman and Lucille Cone; and brothers Herman "Tom," Delmar and Harold Gillette.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at West Union Street Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. David Cogar. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are by Jagers and Sons Funeral Home.