Died: Wednesday, February 12, 2003
MIDDLEPORT -- Harold "Buddy" Thomas, 65, of Middleport, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, in Middleport.
Born Aug. 5, 1937, in Middleport, he was the son of the late Sanford and Stella Donahue Thomas. He is survived by his wife, Charlene Walburn Thomas; a son, Timothy Thomas; and a daughter, Teresa Hubbard.
Services will be Sunday, 6 p.m., at Fisher Funeral Home, Middleport.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Holzer Hospice, Meigs County Branch, 112 Memorial Drive, Pomeroy 45769.
Died: Thursday, December 12, 2002
COOLVILLE -- Hattie Calaway, 86, of Coolville, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 28, 1916, in Reedsville, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Lula Ann Pullins Reed. She was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Coolville and was a homemaker.
She is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Patty Ann of Marion, Charles Elmer of Savannah, Ga., and Everett of Pomeroy; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lula Ann and Bernard Smith of Cugo Keyes, Fla., and Cathy Sue and Kevin Young of Albany; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elda Ray Calaway, and by several brothers and sisters.
Services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m., at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, with the Rev. George Horner officiating. Burial will be in Coolville Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Curtis Leo Jenkinson
Died: Wednesday, December 11, 2002
MIDDLEPORT -- Curtis Leo Jenkinson, 85, of Middleport, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis.
Born Sept. 3, 1917, in Pomeroy, he was the son of the late Grover and Meda Laubner Jenkinson. He was a graduate of Pomeroy High School and a veteran of World War II who served in the U.S. Navy as a radar technician stationed in Rhode Island and Texas. He was a member of Feeney Bennett Post 128 American Legion of Middleport, Middleport Rotary Club and Shufflers Club of Lakeland, Fla., and a former member of Arix Ohio State Patrol. He was a charter planner and treasurer for Middleport Ball Park and filmed football games for the former Middleport High School for many years.
As a great-grandson of the first Jenkinson pioneer who came to Meigs County, he was an avid genealogist and made many friends with this same hobby. He was employed by the Ford garage in Middleport for 50 years and was a member of Middleport Church of Christ.
He is survived by daughters Korena Kay (Charles) Williams of Burlingham and Mary Jane Jenkinson of Lakeland; two grandchildren, Jim Hoyt of Pomeroy and Sandra Hart of The Plains; and a great-granddaughter, Amanda K. Hoyt of Pomeroy.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dortha D. Satterfield Jenkinson, and a brother, Allen Jenkinson.
Services will be held Sunday, 1 p.m., at Fisher Funeral Home, Middleport, with Al Hartson officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Feeney Bennett Post 128 American Legion of Middleport.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.
William J. Mingus
Died: Wednesday, December 11, 2002
NELSONVILLE -- William J. "Bill" Mingus, 84, of Nelsonville, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville.
Born Feb. 2, 1918, in Greens Run, he was the son of the late Clarence J. Mingus and Anna Van Hall Mingus Skinner. He was married to Mary Ellen Ogg Mingus of Nelsonville for more than 60 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge 25, Elks Lodge 543, OES 72 and Knights of Pythias.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Peggy Jane Bailey of Nelsonville, Delbert Joseph "Joe" Mingus of Anchorage, Alaska, Ruth Ellen (Kenny) Pinney of Logan, Phyllis Mingus-Pepin of Santa Fe., N.M., and Helen Diane (Greg) Frank of Nelsonville; eight grandchildren, Kristine Gonyer, Becky Jane Bailey, Joe Bailey, Tony Mingus, Kimberly Pinney, Derek Pepin, Scott (Katie) Frank and Danielle Frank; five great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy (Richard) Ogg Hoffman of Hastings, Mich.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and George Thompson, and Kathryn Ann and Russell Trainer; a son-in-law, Ronald Bailey; a brother-in-law, Charles L. Ogg; and his mother- and father-in-law, Delbert A. and Helen D. Ogg.
Services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., at Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, Nelsonville, with the Rev. Gary Carlson officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m., where there will be a Masonic service at 3 and an Elks service at 6:30.
Contributions may be made to Nelsonville First United Methodist Church, 205 W. Columbus St., Nelsonville 45764.
Frances Rehm Gordin
Died: Wednesday, December 11, 2002
ATHENS -- Frances Rehm Gordin, 93, formerly of South Charleston, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Holzer Medical Center, Jackson.
Born in Lucasville on Sept. 7, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Samuel W. and Bertha Lansing Rehm. She had been a resident of Athens for the past eight years. She and her husband were active in the Flying Farmers Association and Clark County Farm Bureau. She was a member of the London Chapter Order of Eastern Star, where she had served as past worthy matron, and a member of South Charleston United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and Jack Cornell of Athens; a son, Jerry Gordin of New Orleans, La.; three grandchildren, Scott (Shelly) Cornell of Hurricane, W.Va., Kristi Gordin of Durham, N.C., and Julie (Kenneth) Ellerbee of Sharpsburg, Ga.; four great-grandchildren, Blake Cornell, Kristen, Garrett and McLain Ellerbee; and a sister, Catherine Tooker of Springfield.
In 1982, she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Gordin, whom she married in 1930. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Rehm.
Services will be held Saturday, 10 a.m., at Ingling Williams Funeral Home, South Charleston, with the Rev. Raymond A. Gage officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., where the London Chapter Order of Eastern Star will conducte services that evening.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Clark County, 2634 Lexington Ave., Springfield 45505.
Ralph Edward Bolin
Died: Tuesday, December 10, 2002
GLOUSTER -- Ralph Edward "Coach" Bolin, 57, of Buchanan Road, Waverly, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 17, 1945, in Glouster, the son of James Clinton Bolin of Mauldin, S.C., and Katherine Ann Safreed Gillott of Jacksonville. On June 10, 1967, he was united in marriage to Sue Ann Wyatt Bolin, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Jason Bolin at home; two daughters, Melissa (Ferdinand) Marquez and Amy (Shelby) Hitchens, both of Waverly; five grandchildren, Trevon Bolin, Shandan and Shane Hitchens, and Cade and Cobe Marquez; three brothers, Ron (Connie) Bolin of Lancaster, Denny (Wilma) Gillott of Piketon and Lloyd (Beverly) Wyatt of Glouster; six sisters, Cindy (Tim) Irwin of Glouster, Sherry (Chris) Downs of Jacksonville, Wendy (Steve) Banik of Jacksonville, Carol (Robert) Perry of Simpsonville, S.C., Julie (Marty) Rowe of Mouldin, S.C., and Sandy Brockman of Simpsonville, S.C.; and a special friend, Charles McNutt.
Ralph was preceded in death by his father, Ray Gillott.
Mr. Bolin was a graduate of the Ohio University Class of 1976, a veteran of U.S. Air Force Vietnam era, a former coach at Trimble High School, a teacher and head football and track coach at Waverly High School from 1984 to 2001.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, at 10:30 a.m., at Waverly New Covenant Church of Christ in Christian Union with the Revs. David Stulley and Doug Shriner officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Latham Cemetery, where American Legion Merritt Post 142 of Waverly will conduct military services.
Friends may call at Boyer Funeral Home in Waverly on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., and at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to R.E. Bolin Scholarship Fund, c/o First National Bank 107 N. Market St., Waverly.
Marguerite Truman Evans
Died: Tuesday, December 10, 2002
ATHENS -- Marguerite Truman Evans, 86, of Newark, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Newark Health Care Centre.
She was born June 7, 1916, in Athens to William H. and Caroline T. Ruston Truman. She was reared in Akron, graduated from Garfield High School and the University of Akron, where she majored in English, Latin and Greek. As a teacher for 25 years of both Latin and English, she was fondly admired and respected by her many students, who found themselves desiring to learn under her guidance. Prior to her marriage, she taught at Frankfort and New Moorefield in Ohio, and in Garvey, Calif.
Following her marriage, she taught in Grandview Heights, Columbus, Alexander High School in Athens County, and for 10 years in the English Department of Ohio University. During 34 years in Athens, she was an active member of the Athena Delphian Club, the Pallas Club, the Social Literary Club, the CCL and the Tuesday Club of Athens. She was a member of the Trustees Academy of OU, and was an active supporter and former president of the Friends of Trisolini Gallery of OU.
She was a 64-year member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, a member of the Episcopal Church, the ECW, the Licking County Genealogical Society and the Licking County Historical Society. She was an active volunteer for several years in the Licking County ABLE program, devoted to tutoring adults in reading.
Marguerite is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dr. John J. Evans, professor emeritus of Ohio University; her son, John W. Evans; his wife, Marcia; and her grandson, J. Thane Evans of Granville.
Services will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, with the Rev. Vicki Zust officiating. Burial will be in Martinsburg Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 1984 Coffman Road, Suite A, Newark, 43055-9810; or Marguerite Evans Scholarship Endowment Fund, Ohio University, Athens.
To sign the online guest book, visit www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com.
Bruce R. Bishop
Died: Monday, December 9, 2002
ROCKBRIDGE -- Bruce R. Bishop, 61, of Rockbridge, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at his residence.
Born in Orrville, he was the son of Marjorie Bishop and the late Walter Bishop. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Bishop.
There will be a private family service. Friends may call at the Bishop residence on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Contributions can be made to Lilyfest Scholarship Fund, Logan-Hocking Schools, 57 S. Walnut St., Logan 43138, or to United Way (designated for the Hospice Program), P.O. Box 567, Logan 43138.
Arrangements are by Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan.