Joanne Wright McNabb
Joanne "TJ" Wright McNabb, 63, a resident of Albuquerque, N.M., died Feb. 6, 2004.
She was a pianist at Oasis Family Church and a longtime member of the New Mexico Quilters Association.Surviving are her husband, G. Edward McNabb of Albuquerque; son, Christopher Troy McNabb and wife Mary of Lewisville, Texas; daughter, Kimberly Suzanne Cashman and husband Lyle of Vernon, Conn.; six grandchildren; brothers, Harold Wright and wife Mary Lou of Strongsville, Rev. Paul Wright and wife Donna of Negley of Negley; sister, Janet Horton of Adena; father and mother-in-law, Ed and Violet McNabb of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Dr. Greg McNabb of San Jose, Calif.; and sister-in-law, Gloreen Alexander of Orrington, Me.
Services will be held Feb. 12, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Oasis Family Church, 4800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque with Pastors Terry Matthews and Tom Undiemc officiating.
Ralph Sancreek Jr.
Ralph "Woody" Sancreek Jr., 61, Seymour, Tenn., formerly of Hopedale, died Feb. 4, 2004.
He was a member of the Western Band of the Cherokee Indians, American Legion Post No. 682, a 40-8 member and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an altar boy at St. Casmir's Church in Adena. He was a coalminer and owner of Great American Fur Company.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Sancreek Sr.
Surviving are his mother, Lena Sancreek; children, Kelly Sancreek of Hopedale and Lambrey, Meriah, Malachi and Eziekiel Sancreek, all of Sevierville, Tenn.; brother, Richard Sancreek; sisters, Patricia, Sandra, Karen, Deione and Kem; special companion, Reba Click; and a host of extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held in Cadiz at Borkoski Funeral Home. Friends are welcome Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. until time of memorial service at noon. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.
Carl E. Carruthers
Carl E. Carruthers, 96, of New Philadelphia, died March 25 at Morningview Care Center after a brief illness.
He was born April 23, 1907 near Tippecanoe to the late George E. and Florence Green Carruthers. At the age of 16, he left school to begin his 44-year career with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. On July 27, 1927, he married Mary L. Miller in New Philadelphia. The couple enjoyed nearly 76 years of marriage before her death on May 14, 2003.
Carl and Mary were the oldest members of the Otterbein United Methodist Church in New Philadelphia. For more than 50 years, he was a member of Freeport Lodge No. 415, F. & A. M. and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 319 and the Cambridge Scottish Rite.
After retirement, Carl enjoyed refinishing and caning chairs. He took a particular interest in antiques, especially clocks. Many will remember Carl's love of gardening as well.
Carl and Mary raised two daughters, Helen (Clark) Todd and Shirley (Max) Moreland, both of New Philadelphia, and a son, Paul R. Carruthers of Longs, S.C. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Darla (Lew) Clark of Upper Arlington, Ohio; Dana (Carol) Moreland of Dover; David (Kris) Moreland of New Philadelphia; Mark (Okhwa) Todd of Virginia; Mary Lou (Mike) Lawver of New Philadelphia; Dale (Bev) Carruthers of Virginia; and Cathy (Wayne) Collins of South Carolina; and 19 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and Mary, Carl was preceded in death by two sisters, Lucille Dickey and Nellie Wheeler and a brother, Clyde.
Services were held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home with Rev. James E. Taggart officiating. Burial alongside Mary followed at Evergreen Burial Park.
Memories and condolences may be shared with Carl's family by visiting the funeral home's Web site.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church, 156 Beaver Ave., NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
Donald Johnson, 65, Flushing, died March 27 at his home.
He was born July 29, 1938 in Martins Ferry, a son of the late Wayne Major Johnson and Clara Belle McFadden Johnson.
He was a diesel mechanic for Cravat Coal Company and served in the United States Army during the Berlin Crisis.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Conter Johnson; a daughter, Lori Fox and her husband Herb of Martins Ferry; and two grandchildren: Aaron and Madison Fox.
Calling hours are Tuesday, March 30 from 6-9 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, where funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Rodney West officiating. Burial will follow at Longview Cemetery, New Athens.
Richard E. Bendure
Richard E. Bendure, 68, Carrollton, died March 23, 2004 at his home.
He was born May 10, 1935 in Londonderry, a son of the late Paul Bendure and Alverta Marie Tedrick Bendure.
He retired as a fifth grade teacher at the Berea School System.
Surviving are a sister, Maxine Kelley of Middleburgh Heights, and a niece, Susan Kelley of Elyria.
Graveside service will be held March 30, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the Clearfork Cemetery. Bond Funeral Home, Londonderry, was in charge of arrangements.
Michael Lancaster-Grove, 39, Adena, died March 27,2004 at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
He was born May 8, 1964 in Goldsboro, N.C.
He attended the Buckeye Local Schools, the Jefferson County JVS and graduated from Buckeye Local High School in 1983 as a licensed cosmetologist. He was the owner of Michael's Hair Designs in Martins Ferry. He had lived and worked in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Fla., area, as well as Pittsburgh, Pa. He had been doing hair for 25 years.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Frank Grove, and maternal grandparents, Frank and Jeanette Hall.
Surviving are parents Timothy and Annette (Hall) Grove of Adena; paternal grandmother, Mary Ann Grove of Adena; brother Jerry Lancaster and wife Donelle of Adena; sister, Linda Berry and husband Bret of Liberal, Mo.; nieces and nephews, Jeremy, Justin, Josh and Jaden Lancaster; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends are welcome on today (Monday) from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, Adena, were service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 31 with Msgr. John Kolesar officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation, Northern Ohio Chapter, 5755 Granger Road, Suite 335, Independence, Ohio 44131-1455.
Dean E. Mallernee II
Dean Edward Mallernee II, 55, Freeport, died in his home March 27, 2004.
He was born Aug. 5, 1948 in Dennison, Tuscarawas County, a son of Dean Edward and Phyllis Jean O'Guin Mallernee of Uhrichsville.
He was a 1966 graduate of Lakeland High School, Freeport, attended Mahoning Valley Vocational School to study welding and drafting and worked at Orrville Products in Orrville and Republic Steel in Massillon before joining the United States Marines in July of 1968. He received an honorable medical discharge in 1969.
He was employed by the former Island Creek Coal Company of Freeport, Y & O Coal Company of Hopedale, Cravat Coal Company of Holloway, R & F Coal Company of Cadiz, Barnett of Freeport, IMCO of Newport and for the last three years was a maintenance supervisor for Commonwealth Aluminum of Newport. He was a member of the Freeport Church of Christ, Cambridge Kambri Shrine, Cambridge 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Freeport Masonic Lodge F & AM No. 415, Freeport Eastern Stars No. 319, Uhrichsville Elks, Uhrichsville Moose, Twin City Sportsmen Club, and was a former 4-H adviser for the Ridge Riders 4-H Club in Harrison County. He had lots of special interests including fishing, golfing, raising rabbits, motorcycles, reading trivia, gardening and woodworking.
Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Patricia Kay Jones Mallernee; two sons, Dean Mallernee III and wife Stacy of New Philadelphia and Trevor G. Mallernee and wife Kimberly of Dover; two sisters, Stephanie Jenkins of Uhrichsville and Mary Jayne (Ted) Lyon of Tippecanoe.
Service will be held March 31, 2004 at 11 a.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Freeport. Burial in Greenmount Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 30, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the funeral home. Masonic services will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.