Died: Friday, October 12, 2001
Minnie Murphy, 87, of Blanchester, died Friday (Oct. 12, 2001) at Clermont Mercy Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Murphy.
Mrs. Murphy was born June 14, 1914, in Owlsley County, Ky., daughter of the late John and Sarah Roberts Reed.
She is survived by nine children, Harold (Maureen) Murphy of Blanchester, Rose (Dick) Ott of Blanchester, Shirley (Alvie) Mullins of Blanchester, Omajean (Clint) Ellard of Arab, Ala., Vergie (Bernard) Bishop of Glen Allen, Va., Paul Murphy of Deer Park, John (Phyliss) Murphy of Lebanon, Va., Patricia (Pearl) Cox of Leesburg and Bonnie Fay Giles of Lexington, Ky.; numerous grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a brother, Ford Reed of Sparta, Ky.; and a sister, Julie Smith of Dayton.
Funeral services will be noon Monday at TUFTS SCHILDMEYER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 120 W. Main St., Blanchester, Pastor Calvin Martin officiating, with burial in Blanchester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Blanchester. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Grove Church of God, 5704 Edwardsville Road, Blanchester, 45107.
Raymond L. "Andy" Andrews
Died: Thursday, October 11, 2001
Raymond L. Andy Andrews, 82, of Bellbrook, died Thursday (Oct. 11, 2001) at Hospice of Dayton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Mae Huddleson Andrews.
Mr. Andrews was born Oct. 23, 1918, in Hooven, to Walter L. and Sylvia E. Tucker Andrews-McCarren. He served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aircraft inspector and instructor. He also served with the 37th Division of the Ohio National Guard in Blanchester. He worked at the Veterans Administration with the processing and distribution section and with Greene Memorial Hospital in purchasing and receiving. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed attending numerous tractor shows, especially the Old Times Tractor shows with his family.
He is survived by a son, Garry Andrews of Bellbrook; two daughters, Geri (Mark) Thomas of Jamestown and Gale Andrews and fiancˇ Ray Burden of Kettering; three grandchildren, Amanda Lynn Andrews and fiancˇ Chris Holtgreven of Xenia, Gerimy Andrews and Jamieson Aaron Thomas of Jamestown; a great-grandson, Trystian Holtgreven of Xenia; and numerous other family and friends.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Monday at TOBIAS-CONNER & KOCH FUNERAL HOME, 92 W. Franklin St. (State Route 725), Bellbrook, the Rev. John Blount officiating, with interment at the convenience of the family at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Blanchester. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, 45401-3509.
Caroline "Billie" Walker
Died: Thursday, October 11, 2001
Carolyn Billie Walker, 70, of 51 W. Church St., New Vienna, died 11:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 11, 2001) at the Salyer Adult Family Home, Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome Walker, who died May 15. They were married Feb. 23, 1959.
Mrs. Walker was born March 2, 1931, in Martinsville, daughter of the late Mason and Okie Lake Parr. She was a member of the New Vienna United Methodist Church. She was a loving mother, grandma and homemaker.
She is survived by a son, J.D. Walker of New Vienna; a daughter, Catholyn Giz (John) Salisbury of Columbus; a son-in-law, Ron Myers of Columbus; a sister, Catholyn Barb Lindsey of Wilmington; five grandchildren, Greg (Kathy) Salisbury, Jim (Tina) Salisbury, Natalie Myers, Nicole Myers and Hunter Myers; four great-grandchildren, John Thomas J.T. Salisbury, Jennifer Salisbury, Britney Salisbury and Taylor Salisbury; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Jean Myers; and two sisters, Marilyn Gibson and Dorothy Diane Susie Flint.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at L. EUGENE SMITH & SON FUNERAL HOME, 64 S. South St., New Vienna, with burial in the New Vienna I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salyer Adult Family Home, 4420 U.S. 247, Hillsboro, 45133.
The Rev. Leo Butcher
Died: Monday, January 28, 2002
The Rev. Leo Butcher, 81, of 2 Union St., Bloomingburg, died 10:37 a.m. Monday (Jan. 28, 2002) shortly after arrival at Fayette County Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Frances E. Houser Butcher. They were married Aug. 14, 1940.
The Rev. Butcher was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Bloomingburg, son of Norval Ellsworth and Bertha M. Allen Butcher. He lived most of his life in the Bloomingburg community. He was a welder at Armco for 30 years before his retirement on Jan. 31, 1981. He was an ordained minister of the Gospel Tent Workers Association in Jesus Revivals. He was a World War II Army veteran.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 10 children, John (Judy) Butcher of Reigelwood, N.C., James Butcher of Bloomingburg, Joseph (Sharon) Butcher of Washington Court House, George Butcher of Bloomingburg, Margaret Copley of Grove City, Freddie (Pamela) Butcher of Columbus, Orville Butcher of Washington Court House, Leonard Butcher of Bloomingburg, Mary (Kevin) Ellis of Wilmington and Martha (Rob) Scott of Bloomingburg; 26 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Leolla Sis Butcher Lucas of Bloomingburg, Clarabell Penwell of Washington Court House and Grace (Glenn) Caulley of Washington Court House.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Norval E. Butcher Jr., who died June 8, 1986.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the KIRKPATRICK FUNERAL HOME, 554 Washington Ave., Washington Court House, the Rev. Pauline Hidy, pastor at the Christ Victory Church in Bloomingburg, officiating, with burial in the Bloomingburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Genevieve Marlin Davis
Died: Thursday, January 24, 2002
Genevieve Marlin Davis, 82, of Goochland, Va., died on Thursday (Jan. 24, 2002). She is survived by her husband, William H. Davis.
She graduated from the Pan American Business School, in Richmond, Va., and worked for Dupont as an executive secretary at the Spruance plant. She retired from the Dupont Public Affairs Department in Wilmington, Del. She was an avid gardener and lover of birds and animals.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Jennifer E. Kochie, William M. Davis and Michael M. Davis; five grandchildren; and four sisters, Grace M. Browning, Dorothy M. Barger, Ruby M. Millington and Alda M. Noftsinger.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Smyrna Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Smyrna Baptist Church, Goochland, Va., or the American Cancer Society.
Myrtle Ann Boris
Died: Monday, January 21, 2002
Myrtle Ann Boris, 84, of 75 Hale St., Wilmington, died 11:37 a.m. Monday (Jan. 21, 2002) at Clinton Memorial Hospital, Wilmington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Boris.
Mrs. Boris was born Feb. 2, 1917, in Kentucky, daughter of the late R.L. and Ella Hall Holbrooks. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Assembly of God in Wilmington.
She is survived by a brother, Jimmy Holbrooks of Michigan, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Oscar Holbrooks and Noah Hall, and two sisters, Berta Little and Julie Martin.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, the Rev. Richard Bracht officiating, with burial in New Maple Grove Cemetery, Port William. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Marian Sewell Burton
Died: Monday, January 21, 2002
Marian Sewell Burton, 96, of 75 Hale St., Wilmington, formerly of 370 N. Spring St., Wilmington, died 10:50 p.m. Monday (Jan. 21, 2002) at Wilmington Nursing & Rehabilitation Residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bill Burton, who died Sept. 2, 1982. They were married July 2, 1924.
Mrs. Burton was born July 2, 1905, in Clarksville, daughter of the late Russell and Lulu Darrow Sewell. She was a homemaker. She graduated from Clarksville High School.
She is survived by two sons, Donald E. (Janice) Burton of Wilmington and Jerry (Shirley) Burton of Wilmington; two daughters, Dorothy Ann Scott of Cuba and Ruby (Dale) Minton of Wilmington; a sister, Clara (Everett) Harvey of Otterbein; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth James Burton; three brothers, Clinton Sewell, Ivan Sewell and Clarence Sewell; a sister, Dorothy Cook; and a granddaughter.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Martinsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery, the Rev. Noah Robert Dunn officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the activities fund at the Wilmington Nursing & Rehabilitation Residence, 75 Hale St., Wilmington, 45177. Arrangements are under the direction of REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington.
Died: Saturday, January 19, 2002
Lois N. Longino, 94, of 342 1/2 Grant St., Wilmington, died 4:35 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 19, 2002) at Wilmington Nursing and Rehabilitation Residence. Her husband, Walter Longino Sr., preceded her in death.
Mrs. Longino was born Dec. 11, 1907, in Harrison County, Ga., daughter of the late Edward and Daisy Mae Houseworth North. She was a member of Bible Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmington and the IRA Nations Relief Society.
She is survived by a son, Walter Jr. (Linda) Longino of Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Zora Mae Heard of Wilmington and Easter Mae Moore of Aniston, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at REYNOLDS-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, the Rev. Kurtis Summerville officiating, with burial in Clinton Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of the services Thursday at the funeral home.