Tracy W. Blackburn
Died: Thursday, February 21, 2002
Tracy W. Blackburn, 72, of Lynchburg, died Thursday (Feb. 21, 2002) at the Dayton Heart Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Isaacs Blackburn. They were married April 1, 1955.
Mr. Blackburn was born June 14, 1929, in Pike County, Ky., son of the late Willard and Linda Blackburn Blackburn. He owned Dixon Lawnmower -- Blackburn Sales & Service in Lynchburg. He was a retired mechanic for the Ford Motor Co. in Batavia, with 34 1/2 years of service. He was an Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He took first place in a national skeet shooting competition in Canada.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Teresa Tabor of Lynchburg; a son, Ronald Blackburn of Lynchburg; a brother, R.C. Blackburn of South Point; four sisters, Goldena Thacker of Milford, Beatrice Thacker of Huddy, Ky., Lois Thacker and Alfreda Stolings, both of South Lebanon; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Lulva Blackburn, Mae Fern Fowler and Belvadora Smith; and four brothers, Luther, Arthur, Walter and Edgel Blackburn.
Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the DAVIS-TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 201 Broadway St., Lynchburg, with burial in Clinton County Memory Gardens, Wilmington, where military honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post 49 Memorial Squad. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Died: Monday, February 18, 2002
Roy Smith, 82, of Georgetown, formerly of the Lynchburg area, died Feb. 18, 2002 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Edna Walker Smith, whom he married March 6, 1937, in Liberty, Ind.
He was born Dec. 6, 1919, in New Vienna, son of the late Roy C. and Henrietta Etta Rosenberger Smith. He was a farmer for over 20 years, and formerly was employed by Highland Stone and Clinton Construction Co. He was also a member of the Highland County Senior Citizens and the Ohio Historic Bridge Association.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Ralph D. Smith of Lynchburg; three daughters and two sons-in-laws, JoAnn (Keith) Rankin of New Vienna, Margann Lovedahl of Gainesville, Fla., and Jeane (George) Dean of Mt. Orab; a sister, Alice Louise Brower of Eaton, 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Helen Snider; two brothers, Raymond Joseph and Lester Leroy Smith; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Rankin; two grandsons, Steven Roy Lovedahl and Jay Alan Rankin; and a great-grandson, Dakota Ethan Pitzer.
Services were held 11 a.m. Friday at the DAVIS-TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 201 Broadway St., Lynchburg, with pastors Scott Hennig and Mike Barthel co-officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation was 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Elizabeth Bean Waddell
Died: Thursday, February 14, 2002
Elizabeth Bean Waddell, 92, of Highland, died 2:45 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 14, 2002) at Wilmington Nursing and Rehabilitation Residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Waddell.
Mrs. Waddell was born Feb. 23, 1909, in Highland, daughter of the late Edmond and Cleo Benhler Bean. She graduated in 1927 from Highland High School. She was a member of the Highland Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son, Dean (Elizabeth) Waddell of Leesburg; a daughter, Darlene (John R.) Woodmansee of New Vienna; six grandchildren, Doug (Pat Thomas) Woodmansee, Janet (Mike) Barrett, Karen (Al) Perry, Cindy (Chuck) Howe, Joan (Bruce) Hinman and Beth (Terry) Habermehl, 16 great-grandchildren; two nieces; and five nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Bean and George Bean, and a sister, Capitola Ridgeway.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Cemetery, Highland. Arrangements are under the direction of L. EUGENE SMITH & SON FUNERAL HOME, 64 S. South St., New Vienna.
Freda Lucille Groves
Died: Wednesday, February 13, 2002
Freda Lucille Groves, 89, of Blanchester, died Wednesday (Feb. 13, 2002) in Blanchester Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Groves.
Mrs. Groves was born Oct. 17, 1912, in Dayton, daughter of Fred Breunig and Minnie Combs. She worked as a factory worker in manufacturing.
She is survived by a nephew, Herbert Piatt.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Neal Bruenig and Nathaniel Bruenig, and a sister, Arvenid Piatt.
Graveside services will be held Friday at the New Carlisle Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of TUFTS SCHILDMEYER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1668 SR 28, Goshen.
Normand Edward Lewis
Died: Tuesday, February 12, 2002
Normand Edward Lewis, 85, of Blanchester, died Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2002) in Blanchester. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pauline Jayne Lewis.
Mr. Lewis was born Sept. 9, 1916, in Clinton County near Lynchburg, son of the late John E. and Norma Simpkins Lewis. He lived all of his life in Clinton County. During his early years, he worked for the Kroger store in Lynchburg. After graduating from high school, he operated several restaurants in the area. During his later years, he returned to Lynchburg and he and his wife operated Lewis' Jewelry Store until they retired in 1976. He then helped his daughter and son-in-law in the grocery business in Blanchester. During World War II, he was one of the first married men with children from Clinton County called to active duty, which was contrary to military policy of that era. He spent three years in the service, 20 months of which were overseas. He was a member of the Blanchester Church of Christ, where he had been the Sunday School superintendent for several years. Before returning to Blanchester, he had been a member of the Allensburg Church of Christ and had been chairman of the board and Sunday School superintendent. He was a member of the VFW and a life member and past commander of the American Legion Post 179, as well as a past president of the Lynchburg Businessman's Association.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Lynda (James) Griswold and Dena (Wayne) Clifton of Blanchester; a son, Normand Lynn Lewis of Blanchester; five grandchildren, Jodi (Tom) Vogel, Mandi (Roger) Buerkle, Krissy Lewis, Josh Clifton and Tim Clifton; two great-grandchildren, Roger and Angelina Buerkle; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be held today at the convenience of the family at DAVIS-TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 201 Broadway St., Lynchburg, Ed Bousman officiating, with burial in the Lynchburg Masonic Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, P.O. Box 400, Lynchburg, 45142; Ed Bousman's God Is Just a Prayer Away Radio Program, Lynchburg, 45142; or to the Blanchester Church of Christ.
Frank A. Middleton
Died: Tuesday, February 12, 2002
Frank A. Middleton, 63, of Hillsboro, died Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2002) at his residence. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at the TURNER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 602 N. High St., Hillsboro, with burial in Auburn Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Highland County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
John Randall Shaffer
Died: Monday, February 11, 2002
John Randall Shaffer, 41, of Hillsboro, died Monday (Feb. 11, 2002). He is survived by his wife, Kim Catron Shaffer. They were married June 17, 1982.
Mr. Shaffer was born May 31, 1960, in Hillsboro, son of Warren and Berniece Crabtree Shaffer of West Union. He was an electrician for Palm Harbor Homes. He was an Army veteran.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by a son, Johnny Shane Shaffer of Hillsboro; a daughter, Brandy Heather Shaffer of Hillsboro; a granddaughter, Hailey Breann; a maternal grandmother, Ruby Crabtree of Sugartree Ridge; a brother, Anthony Shaffer of Wilmington; two sisters, Beverly Hurles of Washington Court House and Carol Wright of Norwood; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lonnie and Helen Catron of Florida.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at HOPE MILLER-THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 241 E. Main St., Hillsboro, Elmer Hurles officiating, with burial in Sugartree Ridge Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by the Highland County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family of John Shaffer at 4290 Sorg Road, Hillsboro, 45133.
Roy Hamilton Turner
Died: Monday, February 11, 2002
Roy Hamilton Turner, 57, of Augusta, Ga., formerly of Middletown, died Monday (Feb. 11, 2002) at the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral services will be held noon Saturday at the TURNER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 602 N. High St., Hillsboro, with burial in the Hillsboro Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.
Died: Sunday, February 10, 2002
Robert J. Ederer, 74, of Wilmington, formerly of California, died 7:45 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 10, 2002) at Clinton Memorial Hospital. His wife, Juanita C. Bard Ederer, survives. They were married Feb. 21, 1946.
Mr. Ederer was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Detroit, Mich., son of the late Marvin J. and Nancy Spence Ederer. He was employed by United Airlines for 39 years until his retirement on March 1, 1983. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of Evangelical Free Church of Mt. Shasta, Calif.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Jim (Nancy) Ederer of Mt. Shasta, Calif., Doug (Sylvia) Ederer of Auburn, Calif., Patrick (Nancy) Ederer of Wilmington and Jeffrey (Lori) Ederer of Middletown, Conn.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Ederer; and a sister, Connie Loefler.
Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Bible Baptist Church, 55 Megan Drive, Wilmington, Pastor Kelly McInerney officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, 45203. REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, is serving the family.