Robert E. Forrest
Died: Sunday, August 4, 2002
Robert E. Forrest, 81, of St. Pauls, N.C., formerly of Sabina, died Aug. 4, 2002, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton, N.C. He was the victim of an attempted robbery. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Grace Forrest, who died in 1987. He is survived by his wife, Julia Forrest of St. Pauls.
Mr. Forrest was a member of the Sabina Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He was an avid member of the Experimental Aircraft Association.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Bill (Gail) Forrest of Washington Court House; a grandson, Brian Forrest of Powell; a stepson, Charles Farrell of St. Pauls; a stepdaughter, Betty Huggins of St. Pauls; three stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, St. Pauls, N.C. At the cemetery, a six-plane flyover was bestowed by members of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1118.
G. Barry Telfair
Died: Thursday, August 1, 2002
G. Barry Telfair of St. Louis, Mo., died Aug. 1, 2002. He is survived by his wife, Frances. They were married in 1942 and celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 10.
Mr. Telfair was born March 20, 1915, in Pittsburgh, Pa., son of George and Edna Telfair. At the age of 10 years, he moved with his family to Wilmington. He worked with his father on the family farm and began his lifelong interest in aviation. He graduated in 1932 from Wilmington High School and received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics in 1936 from Wilmington College. That same year he went to St. Louis to attend Parks Air College, where he earned a bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering in 1938. He was an aircraft engineer, and worked for Curtiss Wright from 1938 to 1946 and for McDonnell Douglas from 1946 until he retired in 1978. He met his wife in 1938 at a Washington University Phi Mu Sorority dance. He was an avid photographer and was active in the St. Louis area camera clubs for over 50 years. Following his retirement, he took up amateur radio, working his way up to an advanced ham radio license. He was a Master Mason, a member of Anchor Lodge 443, the Scottish Rite and Moolah Shrine Temple. He was devoted to his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Henry, a daughter-in-law, Lynne and two granddaughters, Emily and Megan.
A memorial service was held Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood in St. Louis, Mo. Family interment will be held at a later date in Wilmington.
Esther V. Caraway
Died: Wednesday, July 31, 2002
Esther V. Caraway, 82, died Saturday (July 31, 2002) in Port St. John, Fla. She married Coleman Dean Caraway in 1939.
Mrs. Caraway was born July 30, 1920, in Wilmington, daughter of Preston L. and Ella M. Simkins Murphy. She was employed by the federal government and retired in 1980 from the Defense Electronics Supply Center after 32 years of service. She was a dedicated employee who received numerous awards during her tenure and remained friends with many of her co-workers long after retirement. She was truly devoted to her family and friends. She was a guiding light for many and an anchor for others. She was devoted her entire life to making a better world for family and friends. She was loyal and caring and many times sacrificed to help a friend in need. Her passing will leave a void for many which will never be filled. She will be loved and remembered by all whose lives were touched by her kindness and charity.
She is survived by a sister, Nancy Handy of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Myrtle Murphy of Kettering; four children, Jane (Jim) Page of Port St. John, Fla., John (Nancy) Caraway of Brookville, David Caraway of Port St. John, Fla., and Larry Caraway of Port St. John, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Michael and Kris Page of Port St. John, Fla., John, Chris, Amy, Eddie and Marjorie Caraway of Brookville, and Larry Caraway of Port St. John, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Karen Caraway of Trotwood; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Howard, Robert, Alphious and Clayton; and a sister, Jeanette Emery.
William "Bill" R. Hester
Died: Thursday, June 6, 2002
William "Bill" R. Hester, 68, of Wilmington, formerly of Blanchester, died Thursday (June 6, 2002) at Veterans Hospital, Dayton. He is survived by his wife, Jean McNutt Hester of Wilmington. They were married for 47 years.
Mr. Hester was born Aug. 30, 1933, in Crittenden, Ky., son of the late Eugene Hester and Nell Redding. He was a long-time business owner in the Blanchester area.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Donna (Marvin) Julien of Pleasant Plain, Diana (Richard) McHenry of Milford and Joseph (Tonya) Hester, M.D., of Dayton; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Tom Hester of Crittenden, Ky., Jess Hester of Crittenden, Ky., Freddy Hester of Richwood, Ky., and Joe Hester of Crittenden, Ky.; and two sisters, Sallie Lancaster of Crittenden, Ky., and Pauline Bowman of Covington, Ky.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Hester.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at TUFTS SCHILDMEYER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 120 W. Main St., Blanchester, the Rev. Edwin Beck officiating, with burial in Kirker Cemetery in West Union. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, Hospice of Clinton County, P.O. Box 3509, Dayton, 45401, and the American Cancer Society, 5378-A Cox-Smith Road, Mason, 45040.
Guy Murray Jr.
Died: Thursday, June 6, 2002
Guy Murray Jr., 85, of 75 Hale St., formerly of Quaker Apartments, died Thursday (June 6, 2002) at Clinton Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Murray was born Nov. 18, 1916, son of the late Guy and Emma Haynie Murray.
He is survived by a sister, Evelyn (Kenneth) Cooper of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Murray donated his body to the Wright State University School of Medicine.
Kathryn L. Trouts Camp
Died: Thursday, June 6, 2002
Kathryn L. Trouts Camp, 81, of 234 W. Champlin Road, died Thursday (June 6, 2002) at Clinton Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Leonard Camp, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Camp was born Sept. 18, 1920, in Cincinnati, daughter of the late Frank Bruce and Kathryn Leona Earhart Trouts. A 1937 graduate of Lynchburg High School, she was a member of the Clinton County Senior Citizens and was a former member of the Lane Community Club.
She is survived by three daughters, Sonia (Kenneth F. Jr.) Watson of Midway, Ga., Cheryl (Jerome) Tanski of Keller, Texas, and Tamara L. Merz of Wilmington; two sons, Christopher Camp of Wilmington and Michael (Kimberly) Camp of Wilmington; a brother, James L. (Marian) Trouts of Cincinnati; eight grandchildren, Candy Loura, Dawn Hand, Shawn Ervin, Browen Krans, Lisa Tanski, Erin Tanski, Melissa Kidney and Dusty Camp; nine great-grandchildren, Johnny Gonzales, Christen Moeller, Justin Moeller, Ezekiah Manning, Trevor Kidney, Ethan Hand, Raven Camp, Kylie Camp and Mason Kidney; a great-great-granddaughter, Magdalena Gonzales; a nephew, Mark (Tara) Trouts; and a niece, Lynda (Dale) Nordyke.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a stepson, Kenneth L. Camp.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the FISHER-EDGINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 97 W. Locust St., Pastor Kelly D. McInerney officiating, with interment in the New Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Lung Association.
Dora E. Spears
Died: Wednesday, June 5, 2002
Dora E. Spears, 79, of Hillsboro, died Wednesday (June 5, 2002) at the Laurels of Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Leroy Spears, who died Nov. 6, 1999.
Mrs. Spears was born Sept. 18, 1922, in Clermont County, daughter of the late Herschel R. and Pearl Grosnickel Liming. She was a member of the Wilmington Baptist Temple.
She is survived by five sons, Larry (Betty) Spears of West Palm Beach, Fla., Terry (Bobbi) Spears of Houston, Texas, Greg Spears of Lake City, Fla., Rodney (Rebekah) Spears of Hillsboro and Brent (Myra) Spears of the Philippine Islands; two daughters, Lorri (Duke) Black of Hillsboro and Tami (Richard) Throckmorton of Georgetown; three brothers, Earl Liming of Milford, Herman Liming of Newtonsville and Myron Liming of Greenfield; a sister, Wanda Turner of Newtonsville; 30 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Byron Wayne Spears, and a brother, Russell Liming.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the HOPE MILLER-THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 241 E. Main St., Hillsboro, Andy Doherty and Terry Spears officiating, with burial in the Hamer Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Philippine Mission Fund, in care of Wilmington Baptist Temple, 2873 U.S. 68, Wilmington, 45177.
Died: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
Dale Minzler, 72, of Hillsboro, died Wednesday (May 29, 2002) at the Heartland of Hillsboro.
He was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Wilmington, son of the late Andrew and Minnie Cassidy Minzler. He attended the Hillsboro Freewill Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the American Legion. He retired as an inspector for Hobart.
He is survived by two sons, Andy Dwayne [Butch] Minzler of Bainbridge, and Robert Dale Minzler of Washington Court House; two daughters, Sandra K. Rodgers of Good Hope, and Jennifer Minzler Jones of Wilmington; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond [Phyllis] Minzler of New Vienna, and Oris [Dottie] Minzler of Hillsboro, two sisters and a brother-in-law, Reta Cochran of Hillsboro, and Betty Lee [Henry] Henthorn of Sabina; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Ellen Young, and Mary Ruth Young; and a brother, Henry A. Minzler.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the HOPE MILLER-THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 241 E. Main St., Hillsboro, with Richard Burns officiating. Burial will follow in the Troutwine Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Highland County Honor Guard. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Hillsboro Freewill Baptist Church, 6360 U.S. Route 50, Hillsboro, 45133; or the Wild Turkey Federation, P.O. Box 530, Edgefield, S.C., 29824.