Webster F. Potts
Webster F. "Bud" Potts, 84, Galena, died Thursday (July 29, 1999) at his home.
He was born on March 29, 1915, in Duffy, to the late Walter and Elizabeth (Longwell) Potts.
He moved to Galena in 1932 from Duffy. Bud worked as a machinist for Pennsylvania Railroad and retired in 1970 from North American Rockwell. He later worked as a janitor for Big Walnut Schools.
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Viola Marie (Carpenter) Potts; three daughters and sons-in-law, Dora and Merle Taylor, Coshocton, Joyce and Arden Knight, Narvar, and Velma and Marshal Hicks, Sunbury; one son and daughter-in-law, Verle and LouAnne Potts, Marengo; four brothers, Jones Potts, Shanahan, Ill., Lewis "Oakie" Potts, Galena, Merle Potts, Duffy, and Walter Potts Jr., Hannibal; a daughter-in-law, Margie Bowen, Galena; and 16 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, David Potts; one brother, Clyde; and four sisters, Lavina, Margaret, Lowella and Martha.
Visitation and funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury with Irving Ross officiating. Interment was in Galena Cemetery.
Marie Z. Preece, 56, Sunbury, died at her residence Thursday (April 22, 1999).
She was born in Mortons Gap, Ky., on Sept. 19, 1942, to the late Thomas E. and Sophia L. (Page) Lee. She was employed at Columbus Colony in the dietary department and was a member of the Church of the Apostles Doctrine.
Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Lloyd L. Preece, whom she married on Jan. 18, 1964, in Gahanna; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Edie, Ashley; a daughter, Katrina Preece, Sunbury; two grandchildren, Tyler and Sara; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Marshal and Carolyn Lee, Nortonville, Ky., Rodney and Nora Lee, Madisonville, Ky., and James and Brenda Lee, Manitou, Ky.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Glenda and James Dugger, Mortons Gap, Ky., and Letha Baize, Greenville, Ky.; four half-brothers and sisters-in-law, Jean Lloyd and Josephine Lee, White Plains, Ky., Carl and Anita Lee, Monon, Ind., Earl and Nevajean Lee, Madisonville, Ky., and Charles and Peggy Lee, Florida; a half-sister and brother-in-law, Bernice and David Lisanby, Mortons Gap, Ky.; and a sister-in-law, Juanita Sue Lee, Nortonville, Ky.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Joel Lee.
Visitation and funeral services were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury with Jerry Gross, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Trenton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Delaware County, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware 43015.
Maude Presley, 86, Galena (Harlem), died Saturday (June 26, 1999) at her residence.
She was born in Council, Va., on June 20, 1913, to the late Daniel and Mary (Fletcher) O'Quinn. On June 4, 1940, she married Starling Presley, who preceded her in death on May 2, 1986.
She was a member of Harlem Church of Christ in Christian Union.
She is survived by two sons and two daughters-in-law, Ryland and Florence Presley and Daniel and Faye McClure, all of Fredericktown; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Audrey and Kermit Osborne, Galena, Ann Hartman, Howard, Sue and Guy White, Sunbury, and Roberta and Richard Easterday, Delaware; one sister, Helen Griner, Mexico Beach, Fla.; one stepsister, Stella Ward, Lebanon, Va.; a niece, Rosemary McDonald, Mexico Beach, Fla.; and 18 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.
Local calling hours were at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Funeral services were held at the funeral home following the calling hours. The Revs. Maurice White and Pauline Smith officiated. Additional calling hours were held Wednesday at Honaker Funeral Home, Honaker, Va., and funeral services are being held today (Thursday). Burial will follow in Smith Cemetery, Big A Mountain.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware 43015.
Ryland "Eddie" Presley II
Ryland "Eddie" Presley II, 27, Westerville, died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon (September 12, 2002) at St. Ann's Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in southern Delaware County.
He was born on August 26, 1975, in Columbus to Ryland E. and Florence (Coberdale) Presley of Columbus. A member of the Big Walnut High School Class of 1994 and a lifelong area resident, Eddie worked as a lumber yard man for Cellar Lumber, Westerville.
He attended Harlem Church of Christ in Christian Union, and enjoyed being with family and friends, listening to 1960s music, playing video games and watching and collecting old movies. He was an avid World Wrestling Federation fan and loved animals.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his girlfriend, Brooke Moreland, and her daughter, Ashley; a brother and his girlfriend, Matthew Presley and Jessy Byrd of Columbus; two half-brothers, Edward L. Presley of Phoenix, Arizona, and Norman R. Presley of Alberquerque, New Mexico; a niece, JayCee; a nephew, Tyler; and his aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where services were held with Pastor Walter Buddy Spaulding officiating.
Interment was in Trenton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Humane Society, 4620 Ohio 37 East, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Buddy R. Price, 68, of Sunbury, died Wednesday (June 14, 2000) at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.
He was born on Feb. 22, 1932, in Tazewell, Va. He retired from the New Albany Schools after 18 years. He moved to Sunbury 30 years ago from Springfield, and was a member of the Sunbury Eagles No. 3614. He enjoyed fishing and bowling.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lill (Leece) Price; sons and daughters-in-law Bert and Carolyn Price of Mineral Wells, W.Va., and Greg and Michele Hubbert of Sunbury; daughter Carla Michaels of Springfield; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; a half-brother and sister-in-law, James and Vernie Clark of Sunbury; three half-sisters and a brother-in-law, Betty and C.J. Foster and Mildred Taylor of N.C. and Thelma Cox of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, where funeral services were held with the Rev. Dave Burton officiating. Burial followed in Trenton Cemetery.
Marjorie Sample Price, 69, of Lewis Center, died Sunday afternoon (July 23, 2000) at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was born on March 3, 1931, in Niagara Falls, N.Y., to Claude Milton and Jane (Thomas) Cooper. She had lived in Delaware County for 46 years and was a home health/Hospice aide and a Girl Scout leader for 10 years. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Westerville.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Kristen Sample of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Michael and Sharon Sample of Sunbury; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Francis and Daniel Hoover of Ostrander, Katherine and Nathan Howard of Worthington, and Janis Marconi an her life-partner Deb Schouten of Mt. Vernon; her ex-husband, Owen Price of Delaware; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Sample.
Visitation was held with services following at Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home, Delaware. Burial was in Africa Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grady Home Health/Hospice, 561 W. Central Avenue, Delaware 43015.
Ora M. Price
Ora M. Price, 97, died Sunday (April 8, 2001) at his home in Lakeland, Florida. He was born on December 17, 1903 in Marion. A farmer, Price moved from Sunbury to Lakeland in 1959. He was a Jehovah's Witness.
He is survived by two sons, Dale L. Price of Sunbury and Charles R. Price of Mansfield; one daughter, Joyce M. Leonard of Lakeland, Florida; two sisters, Mabel Bosh of Mansfield and Violet Metz of Marion; along with 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Gladys A. Price, and two sons, Ronald F. Price and H. Gene Price.
Visitation was held at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Auburndale, Florida where services were held. A memorial service will be held Sunday (April 22) at 2 p.m. at Sunbury United Methodist Church.
Larry E. Pruett, 42, of Sunbury, died Monday (May 15, 2000) evening at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville.
He was born Feb. 13, 1958, in Mount Vernon to the late Thomas Edward and Charlene Louise (Sharp) Pruett. He was a lifelong resident of Sunbury and a member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church. He was employed as a laborer with The Alpha Group, Delaware.
He is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Darrell and Shirley Pruett of Sunbury, with whom he lived with the last 15 years, and Allen Pruett of Centerburg; a sister-in-law, Marge Pruett of Newark; and nieces and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by his father on April 4, 1985; his mother on January 26, 1976; and his brother, William Pruett on November 23, 1988.
Visitation was held at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Graveside services were held in the Sunbury Memorial Park with the Rev. Richard Maurer officiating.
William D. "Bill" Puttick, 24, Cardington, died unexpectedly Friday (Nov. 12, 1999) in Cardington.
He was born Aug. 8, 1975, in Mount Gilead. He liked to paint and read.
He was preceded in death by his father, George L. Puttick, who died March 3, 1990.
Surviving are his mother, Inez (Moodespaugh) Puttick, Cardington; a brother, Lawrence Dean Puttick, Johnsville; and four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Dawn and Earl Perkins, Chesterville, Gwena and Mike Henson, Mount Gilead, Teresa Puttick, Galion, and Jane and Jamie Kidd, Marengo.
Calling hours and funeral services were held Monday at DeVore-Synder Funeral Home, Marengo with the Rev. Mark Puttick officiating. Interment was in Marengo Cemetery.
Gary L. Pyles, 46, of Marengo, died at his home Saturday morning (June 19, 1999).
He was born in Columbus on March 9, 1953, to the late Wilbur "Webb" and Gertrude (Chandler) Pyles. He had lived in the Marengo/Sunbury area for 13 years, having moved from Grove City. He was a production supervisor for Timmons Woods Ltd.; a member of the First Baptist Church of Sunbury and the Promise Keepers; a Sunday School teacher, choir member, building committee member, and board of Christian education member; and was involved in mission trips to Missouri and Haiti.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Judith Ann (Miller) Pyles, whom he married on Oct. 11, 1975; two sons, Jeff and Gregory and a daughter, Sara, all of the home; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Rhonda of Sunbury, Ronald and Gloria of Circleville, and Dan and Dee of Ostrander; a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth Ann and Elster W. Carter Jr. of Galloway; several nieces and nephews; and his mother-in-law, Eleanor Keener of Marengo.
Visitation was at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home. Services were held on at First Baptist Church with Pastor Larry A. Griffin officiating. Burial followed in Sunbury Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sunbury Building Fund, 99 E. Cherry St., Sunbury.