Charles E. Banks
March 1, 1947-Dec. 2, 2003
A funeral service for Charles E. Banks, 56, of Martinsburg Road, Utica, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Veterans Council will be held at Mound View Cemetery.
Mrs. Banks died Dec. 2, 2003, at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus. He was born in Licking County, March 1, 1947, son of Harrison and Lena (Keaser) Banks, and had been a Knox County resident for most of his life.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam. He had been an employee of Chattanooga Glass Company and Jeld-Wen Corp., both in Mount Vernon and was a member of the Eagles Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Deborah (Hamon) Banks; daughter, Pamela (Jonathan) Stepp of Mount Vernon; two sons, Christopher Banks of Columbus, and Patrick Banks of the home; four grandchildren; his mother, Lena Banks of St. Louisville; mother-in-law, Patricia Ruggles of Mount Vernon; father-in-law, Marvin Hamon of Fredericktown; brothers, Jim (Mildred) Banks of Newark, Gene Banks of Utica, Phil (Nancy) Banks, Dale (Sally) Banks, Kerry Banks and Frank Banks, all of St. Louisville; sisters, Mary (Jim) Noblick of St. Louisville, Sue Paxson of Newark, Beverly (Bob) DeThomas of Obetz, Shirley (Larry) Bevard of Newark, and Gail (Rick) Parrish of Bonaire, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Mount Vernon.
Shirley A. Ramsey
April 2, 1930-Dec. 3, 2003
A funeral service for Shirley A. Ramsey, 73, of Troy, formerly of Ada, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Price Funeral Home in Kenton, with Pastor Lynn Labs officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgeway Cemetery.
Mrs. Ramsey died at 2:15 a.m. Dec. 3, 2003, at Koester Pavilion in Troy. She was born April 2, 1930, in Mansfield, to the late Lawrence and Christena (Curran) Hatchett.
Mrs. Ramsey was former co-owner of the Ada Motel. She also worked as a department manager at Elder-Beerman in Lima. She attended Ridgeway United Methodist Church and First Christian Church of Kenton.
Mrs. Ramsey was also involved in 4-H for several years in Ridgeway and Ada.
She is survived by her three daughters, Carol (Jim) Clever of Croton, Brenda (Daryl) Reck of Covington, and Rebecca (Mike) Harkness of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sons, Gary Ramsey of Dola, and Douglas (Denise) Ramsey of Ridgeway; two brothers, Richard (Ardith) Hatchett of Arcadia, Mo., and James (Ada) Hatchett of Sheppards Town, W.Va.; one sister, Marilyn (Jay) Smith of Roswell, N.M.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Ramsey, whom she married on Feb. 17, 1952 in Kenton, and died on Nov. 5, 2002; and one sister, Sharon Brown.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 123 N. Main St., Kenton.
Memorial may be made to Hospice of Miami County and the American Red Cross of Hardin County.
Leola E. Solomon
Oct. 22, 1906-Dec. 4, 2003
A funeral service for Leola E. Solomon, 97, of Pickerington, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Millersport United Methodist Church, 2310 Refugee St. (Ohio 204), Millersport, with Pastor Tom Keene officiating. Interment will be in Violet Cemetery, Pickerington.
Leola passed away Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Echo Manor Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 22, 1906, in Radnor, Ohio.
Leola is survived by her sons, Charles W. Jr. (Rosemary) of Columbus, and James E. (Doris) of Lithopolis; daughter, Mary Ann (Dennis) Lupher of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister-in-law, Marguerite Fogle of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Charles W. Solomon Sr.; sisters, Ortola Thomason and Martha Miller; and great-grandson, Bryan Cook.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 550 Hill Road North (Route 256), Pickerington, and one hour prior to the funeral on Monday.
Daniel E. Shelton
Nov. 2, 1940-Dec. 3, 2003
A funeral service for Daniel E. Shelton, 63, of Dresden, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dresden Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Dresden Cemetery.
Mr. Williams died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Morrison House Hospice. He was born Nov. 2, 1940, in Vaughn, W.Va., son of the late Horace and Macel (Truman) Shelton.
A Navy veteran of the Vietnam era, he was retired from Peabody Coal Co. at the Simco Mine. He was the owner operator of Shelton Trucking leased onto TAB Trucking of Coshocton.
He loved truck pulling, fast cars, driving his semi with his friends and morning coffee with his buddies at McDonald's in Dresden.
Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Peggy (Crozier) Shelton; three daughters, Sheila (Floyd) Jennison of Gutherie, Okla., Lisa (Larry) Lentz of New Concord, and Carol (Zaid) Nabulsi of Timberlake; three grandsons, Austin Lentz, Cody Jennison and Jamal Nabulsi; two granddaughters, Grace Jennison and Lacey Lentz; sister, Nancy (AC) Elswick of Belva, W.Va.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Dresden.
Nov. 25, 2003
A memorial service for Kevin Coder, 43, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at his home.
Kevin passed away at his home on Nov. 25, 2003. He was an excellent wood craftsman. He had also worked for Powell Tree Service.
He was the beloved son of Kenneth and Joann Coder of Blue Rock; brother to Rebecca Coder and Joy Coder of Newark; soulmate of 26 years to Ellen Pennington; dad to Brian Pennington; and grandfather to Aisha Pennington. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Pete and David Coder.
He had many feline friends and one special canine friend, Coders Hurricane Buster.
Donations can be made in Kevin Coders' name to the Homeward Bound Shelter, Dog Leg Road, Heath, Ohio 43056.
May 20, 1914-Dec. 1, 2003
Private services for Maude Marie Wakefield, 89, of Newark, will take place at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Newark Memorial Gardens.
Marie Wakefield died at the Arlington Nursing Home on Dec. 1, 2003. She was born May 20, 1914, in Alexandria, to the late Mr. and Lura Sayers.
John L. Spivey Jr.
July 19, 1929-Dec. 4, 2003
A funeral service for John L. Spivey Jr., 74, of Newark, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Criss-Schoedinger Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. W. Noble Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens.
John Spivey died Dec. 4, 2003, at the Newark Healthcare Centre. He was born July 19, 1929, in Montgomery, Ala., to the late John and Ruthamae Spivey.
John retired form Rockwell, where he worked for more than 30 years.
He is survived by his brother, Mark Spivey of Newark; sister, Hazel Johnson of Newark; nephew, David Spivey; niece, Shelia Washington; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ginnie E. Spivey; and sisters, Corbel Baltel and Margaret Bonner.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, 179 Granville St., Newark.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Edith S. Weaver
Dec. 4, 2003
A funeral service for Edith S. Weaver, 87, of Heath, formerly of Lancaster, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday in the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, in Lancaster, with the Rev. Donald Cummans officiating. Burial will follow in Knollwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Weaver died Dec. 4, 2003, at Heath Nursing and Care Center. She was a retired selector for Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. with 25 years of service and a member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Jack Nusser, of Lancaster, Shirley and Charles Lupton, of Heath, and Sandra Kuhn, of Logan; three sons and daughters-in-law, Paul E. and Donna Weaver, of Lakeland, Fla., W. Duane and Mary Lou Weaver, of Woodstock, Ga., and Steven and Judy Weaver, of Spartinburg, S.C.; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; foster children, Marilyn (Homer) Byrne, of S.C., and Keith (Debbie) Miller, of Sugar Grove; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Martha Leach and Teddy and Louise Leach, all of Florida; sister, Betty Downhour and her friend Les of Lancaster.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton E. Weaver; daughter, Susan J. Weaver; granddaughter, Kerry Ann Kuhn; parents, Parker and Estella Leach; three brothers, Ray, Parker and Ralph Leach; and her sister, Dorothy Downhour.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221.
Juliette Spencer Blackburn
Jan. 16, 1910-Dec. 6, 2003
A memorial service for Juliette Spencer Blackburn, 93, of Granville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 107 E. Broadway, Granville, with the Rev. Stephen H. Applegate officiating. A private graveside service will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery in Granville.
Mrs. Blackburn died Dec. 6, 2003, at Autumn Health Care in Newark. She was born Jan. 16, 1910, in San Diego, Calif., to the late Jeanette (Johnson) and Frederick Macintosh Spencer.
Mrs. Blackburn was a 1932 graduate of Denison University where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and later taught in the Fine Arts Department. She received additional degrees from Ohio State University and the University of Pennsylvania. During World War II, Mrs. Blackburn served in the U.S. Army as an occupational therapist.
Mrs. Blackburn was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Granville, Monday Talks, and the Granville Garden Club.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Richard S. "Jiggs" Blackburn and Judy Lam of Woodstock, Vt.; and friend and caregiver, Creddie Horn of Newark.
Mrs. Blackburn was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Blackburn, who died in 1980; and brother, Dr. Richard Spencer.
The McPeek Funeral Home in Granville is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 82, Granville, Ohio 43023, or Homeward Bound Humane Society, 548 Dog Leg Road, Heath, Ohio 43056.