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Thomas G. Back
FRANKLIN -- Thomas George Back, 68, of Bryant Ave., passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000, at Kettering Hospital. He was born on Nov. 4, 1931, in Middletown, Ohio, the son of William and Dorthy (Shultz) Back. He was veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Mr. Back was employed for 40 years by Local 18 Operating Engineers, retiring in 1994. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Carol Lynn, in 1960. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jacqueline (Barber) Back; a son, William, at home; daughters Katherine Hill, and her husband, James, of Middletown, Karen Back of McArthur, Ohio, and Connie Davis, and husband, Brad, of Dayton; brothers Wayne, Jerry, Carlo, Phil and Bill Back; grandchildren Nick and Chris Hill, both of Middletown, Tiffany Steele of Dayton and Joey Colman of McArthur; and a great-grandchild, Donald Rawlings.
ARRANGEMENTS: Graveside services and burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Woodside Cemetery, with full military honors. Visitation will be Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. Second St., Franklin.

Pairlee Hollon
Pairlee Hollon, 92, of Middletown, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Manchester, Ky., on Sept. 17, 1907, and had lived in this area for 29 years. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Hollon was preceded in death by her sons Effert Sandlin, Preston Sandlin and Robert L. Sandlin. Surviving are three daughters, Martha Wells, Amanda Turner (Ronald) and Connie Delph, all of Middletown; a son, Floyd Sandlin (Marti) of Booneville, Ky.; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dora Hacker of Manchester, Ky.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with Pastor Sammy Reed officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Almeda C. Howard
Mrs. Almeda "Medie" Clemintine Howard, 80, of 904 Stanley St., Middletown, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Southview Hospital. She was born on June 20, 1920, in Harlan County, Ky., the daughter of James and Minnie Middleton. Mrs. Howard was a member of the Bonita Drive Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward; brothers Jess, Frank and Lou Middleton; and sisters Katie Hansford, Snowbele Swartz and Delora Stapleton. She resided with Lowell and Pat Middleton of Middletown. Survivors include her brother Stanley Middleton of Franklin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Howard never had children but was a mother to all of them.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. Second St., Franklin. Burial will be in Springboro Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Edward W. Markle
Edward W. Markle, 77, of Middletown, died Monday evening. Aug. 28, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born in Trenton, Ohio, on Jan. 23, 1923, the son of Harry and Sarah (Morgan) Markle. He worked at Armco Steel Co. for 23 years, retiring in 1976 from production scheduling. He and his wife had moved to Clearwater, Fla., in 1978, where he was a member of the North Bay Community Church. He moved back to this area in 1998. Mr. Markle was an Army veteran o World War II. He is survived by a daughter, Janet Hall (husband Richard) of Middletown; and a grandson, Rick Hall. He was preceded in death by his wife, Malva McGuire Markle in 1988; by a daughter, Judy Meyer; and by a granddaughter, Jill Hall.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry DeLozier officiating. Burial will follow in Miltonville Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Anna Adams Miller
Mrs. Anna C. Adams Miller, 97, of Cincinnati, passed away in Cincinnati on Monday, Aug. 28, 2000. She was born in Winchester, Ky., on Oct. 18, 1902. Anna was a homemaker and a member of the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dewey P. Adams in 1959; her second husband, Harry C. Miller in 1971; a daughter, Vivian A. Duff; her parents, Charles and Mary Estes; a great-granddaughter, Lisa Willis Tahat; a son, Dewey P. Adams Jr.; and a brother, William Estes. She leaves a daughter, Sara Cohoon of Middletown; two granddaughters, Vivian L. Madden of Loveland, Ohio, and Melody Featherston of Lexington, Ky.; and two great-grandchildren, Lora Watson of Nevada and Jerry Willis of Colorado.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Colp officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God Youth Group, 200 N. Breiel Blvd., Middletown 45042.

Ruby E. Nelson
Mrs. Ruby Estelle (Havens) Nelson, 84, of Middletown, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at her residence. She was born on Oct. 16, 1915, in Malone, Ky., the daughter of Charlie Lewis Havens and Osa (Whitaker) Havens. Survivors include her husband, Ray Nelson of Middletown; two sons, Henry G. (Ann) Barker of Middletown and James R. (Carol) Barker of Winchester, Ky.; two stepsons, Henry R. (Sandy) Nelson Jr. of Kettering, Ohio, and Donald Robert (Linda) Nelson of Kokomo, Ind.; a daughter, Judy E. (George) Lacey of Eaton; a sister, Julie Spears of Middletown; six grandchildren, Kevin (Teri) Barker, Nicky Barker, Richie (Stacey) Barker, Jamie Barker, Brandon Barker and Leigh Ann (Mark) Lacey-Lowe; four step-grandchildren, Wendy, Cheryl, David and Lindsay Nelson; four great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James Havens; a sister, Ina Gehron; and her late husband, Herman Barker, in 1947.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Mellott officiating. Interment will be at DeBord Cemetery in Malone, Ky. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown 45044.

Floyd K. Richardson
Floyd Kellar Richardson, 82, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Middletown, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2000, at his residence in Florida. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio, and served in the Army during World War II. Before moving to Florida from Middletown in 1966, Mr. Richardson had worked at Armco Steel Co. as a machine operator. He was a member of the Community Church of God and American Legion Post 24 in Bradenton. He is survived by his wife, Loretta; a daughter, Pam Leigh of Bradenton; three sons, David of Middletown, Kenneth of Gordon, Ala., and Robert Richardson of Bradenton; two sisters, Edna Rhea of Middletown and Phyllis Schoenberger of Cincinnati; two brothers, Ronald and Thomas, both of Middletown; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Brown & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton, Fla. The Rev. Paul Cushman will officiate. Burial will be in Palmetto, Fla. Visitation is today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Bradenton Hospice House, in care of Hospice of S.W. Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238

Donald Sizemore Sr.
FRANKLIN -- Donald Ray (Batman) Sizemore Sr., 61, of 5429 Decker Road, died at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at his residence and went to heaven to play golf. He was born in Wolfe County, Ky., on Oct. 6, 1938, the son of Willie and Maude (Deaton) Sizemore. He was a volunteer on the Franklin Emergency Squad for many years and was a member of the Faith Alliance Church in Middletown. Mr. Sizemore was employed at Armco/AK Steel Co. for 38 years in basic oxygen furnace caster maintenance. He retired earlier this year. His father preceded him in death in 1975. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Doris (Elks) Sizemore; a son, Donald Ray Sizemore Jr., and his wife, Rita, of Middletown; two daughters, Sheila Bingham of Franklin and Tammie (Sizemore) Platt, and her husband, Rich, of New York; his mother, Maude Raleigh of Carlisle; four sisters, Sue Huff and Cookie Daniels, both of Trenton, Juanita Turner of Middletown and Marie West of California; and five grandchildren, Donald Ray Sizemore III, Jonathan Travis Sizemore, Danny Hoffmann, Chelsea Eiermann and Meagan Jean Riopelle.
ARRANGEMENTS: Graveside funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Woodhill Cemetery in Franklin, with the Rev. Jim McCollum officiating. Visitation is today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. Second St., Franklin.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown or to help needy children.

Robert L. Sorrell
Former Middletown resident Robert L. Sorrell, 64, of Oshkosh, Wis., died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Milwaukee. He was born in Middletown, Ohio, on Oct. 22, 1935, the son of George and Hazel Nelson Sorrell. He married Elizabeth J. Moore in Middletown on June 27, 1959. Robert was a security guard and had served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Salvation Army. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth J. Sorrell of Livonia, Mich.; sons Robert (Tammy) Sorrell II of Tacoma, Wash., and Paul Sorrell of Livonia, Mich.; brothers George (JoAnne) Sorrell and James (Connie) Sorrell, both of Middletown, Ohio; sisters Virginia Caskey and Eleanor Gau, both of Vermillion, Ohio; grandchildren George (Lisa) Sorrell of Fort Stewart, Ga., Robert Sorrell III of Toledo, Ohio, Mary (Brian) Robinson of Oshkosh, Wis., Crystal Sorrell of Oshkosh, Jennifer Sorrell of Toledo and Elizabeth Sorrell of Toledo; and great-grandchildren Cassandra and Caitlin Robinson, Alicia Sorrell and Monica Miller.
ARRANGEMENTS: His memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at the Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home-Eastside, 402 Waugoo Ave., Oshkosh, Wis., with Lt. Tracey Walters officiating. Interment will be in the Field of Honor in the Butler County Memorial Park in Trenton, Ohio.

Carl W. Storck
Carl Waldron Storck, 94, formerly of 1619 Dix Road, died Thursday morning, Aug. 31, 2000, in Midlothian, Va. He had moved to his son's home in Midlothian in 1993 due to declining health. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, on July 3, 1906, the son of John Joseph and Sadie Bell (Shepherd) Storck, and lived in Middletown for more than 60 years. He attended Marshall University, then Ohio State University. Mr. Storck was employed by Armco Steel Co. for more than 38 years as an electrical engineer, the last 15 years with Armco International. He retired in July 1971. Mr. Storck was a member of Lincoln Masonic Lodge 693 for more than 60 years; a DeMolay adviser and friend; and member of the High Twelve Club, Kiwanis Club and the International Council of World Affairs at Miami University. He was also a volunteer for Meals on Wheels at Middletown Regional Hospital. In the late 1940s and 1950s, he served as a volunteer fireman. Over the years, he and his wife were foster parents to more than 50 children in Butler County. He is survived by his children, John H. Storck of Lithia Springs, Ga., Hal "Skeeter" Storck (wife Carol) of Midlothian, Va., Jeanie Storck Catron of Monticello, Ky., and Michael E. Storck (wife Suzie) of Amherst, N.Y. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Martha (McCamey) Storck in 1982; a daughter, Susan Storck Andrews; and a son, David Allen Storck.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Weingartner officiating. Friends may call from noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Lincoln Masonic Lodge will conduct services at 1:45 p.m. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Lincoln Masonic Lodge, 1301 S. Marshall Road, Middletown 45044; or to the First Presbyterian Church, 2910 Central Ave., Middletown 45044.

Thomas W. Baird Jr.
Thomas W. Baird Jr., 78, of Middletown, went home to be with Jesus Thursday evening, Aug. 24, 2000, at Hospice of Dayton. He was born in Middletown, Ohio, on July 6, 1922, the son of Thomas and Pearl (Moore) Baird. He was the owner and broker of Tom Baird Jr. Real Estate from 1958 to 1992. Mr. Baird was a member of the New Covenant Church, a former Rotarian and a member of the Sertoma Club and the American Legion. He was also a member and past president of the Middletown Board of Realtors and a veteran of the Army Air Corps. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margaret (Knabel) Baird; two daughters, Judy Presley of Middletown and Pennie Allen (husband Darrell) of Hamilton, Ohio; a son, George Baird Chappel of St. Paul, Minn.; two grandsons, David Robert Allen of Mason, Ohio, and Jonathan Thomas Hendey of Bellbrook, Ohio; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Lucille B. Coyle and Eunice B. Hurst, both of Monroe, and Evelyn B. Dell of Middletown. A sister, Ernestine Baird, preceded him in death.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at New Covenant Church, with Pastor Claude Robold officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Dayton.

Nancy Bowlin
Nancy Bowlin, 58, of Hamilton, passed away in Tri-County Extended Care at 1:45 p.m. Friday Aug. 25, 2000. She was born in Blountville, Tenn. on May 16, 1942, the daughter of James and Faye (Laughlin) Harper. Nancy was employed as a housekeeper for private homes and motels for 30 years, retiring in 1988. She is survived by three sons, Richard and his wife Stacey Fuller of Middletown, Dammon Bowman and Michael Bowman, both of Hamilton; daughter Robin and her husband Bill Dye of Swords Creek, Virginia; four brothers, Jack Steele of Colorado, Jeff Steele of Tennessee, Wesley Steele of Tennessee, and Chesley Steele of North Carolina; two sisters, Linda Slagle and Phyliss Harper, both of Colorado; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Shirley Amburgey.
ARRANGEMENTS: Graveside services will be held at Hickory Flat Cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Mike Callihan, pastor of the Living Word Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow. Brown Dawson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Isabelle M. Brewer
FRANKLIN -- Mrs. Isabelle Mae Brewer, 67, of 481 Millard Drive, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born on July 11, 1933, in Johnstown, Pa., the daughter of Andrew and Anna McQuade. She is preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Ann Louise. Mrs. Brewer is survived by her husband, David; two sons, David and John Brewer; a daughter, Debbie Rose, and her husband, Alan; two brothers, Edward McQuade, and his wife, Ruby, and Dick McQuade, and his wife, Ila; and two grandchildren, Andrea and Ryan.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. Second St., Franklin, with the Rev. Ted Herald officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Berlin, Pa.

Christina N. Cannoy
Mrs. Christina N. Cannoy, 82, of Camden, Ohio, died at her residence Wednesday morning, Aug. 23, 2000. She was born on Feb. 25, 1918, in Middletown, Ohio. She had retired as a bookkeeper for the Armel-Byrnes Co. Mrs. Cannoy is survived by her husband of 42 years, Bert Cannoy; two stepdaughters, JoAnn, and her husband, Don Fiessinger, of Middletown, and Judy Cannoy of Santa Ana, Calif.; three step-grandchildren, Donna, and her husband, Bob Krall, of Philadelphia, Pa., Michael Fiessinger of Middletown and David, and his wife, Barbara, Fiessinger, of Middletown; three step-great-grandchildren, Amy, Kate and Lauri Fiessinger of Middletown; four sisters, Ruth Thomas of New York, Mary Groves of Goshen, Ohio, Martha Cope of Arizona and Peggy Reed of Indianapolis, Ind.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Johnny Schmitt officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Miltonville Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Charles Castleman
Charles W. Castleman, 71, of Columbus, formerly of Middletown and Lebanon, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Regency Manor in Columbus, Ohio. He was born and raised in Lebanon, Ohio, and served in the Navy during World War II. Before moving away about 1960, Mr. Castleman lived in Middletown and was employed at Armco Steel Co. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Singer, and a brother, Jake Castleman. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Peggy Castleman; children Reginald (Reggie) Castleman of Middletown and Charles P. Castleman and Thelma Hutchinson, both of Columbus; an aunt, Virginia Castleman Glover of Middletown; an uncle, John Castleman of Columbus; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: A wake service will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 31, where the family will receive friends at McNabb Funeral Home, 818 E. Long St., Columbus. Graveside services will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbus. Public viewing is today from 2 to 5 p.m. at the McNabb Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. Thomas Spencer officiating.

Doris D. Chamberlain
LEBANON -- Mrs. Doris Delaine (Montgomery) Chamberlain, 66, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000. Born in Lebanon on July 5, 1934, to Sherman and Nondas (Garrison) Montgomery, Doris graduated from Lebanon High School in 1953. She was employed by Lebanon Lanes for many years. She was a member of the Lebanon Presbyterian Church and the 741 Senior Center group. Doris was a volunteer with Harveysburg Helpers and voter registration and a volunteer at the Warren County Museum. She was preceded in death by her mother and her husband, Manville Chamberlain, in 1979. She is survived by her father, Sherman Montgomery, and his wife, Mae, of Clarksville; three sons, Jerry Chamberlain, and his wife, Martha, of Kettering, Mark Chamberlain, and his wife, Jeanette, of Hamilton, and Brad Chamberlain of Lebanon; two daughters, Jill Clary, and her husband, Dwayne, of Lebanon, and Delaine Kelhoffer, and her husband, Steve, of Middletown; a brother, Ronald Montgomery of Green Hills, Ohio; and eight grandchildren, Todd, Tyler, Robert and Amanda Chamberlain, Josh and Sarah Kelhoffer, and Jacob and Daniel Clary.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 26, at 2 p.m., at Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home in Lebanon, with Dr. William Cain officiating. Interment will follow in Lebanon Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions are requested to the American Heart Association.

Brack Collier Jr.
Brack Collier Jr., 69, of Middletown, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2000, at 1:40 p.m. in the emergency room at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born on Jan. 1, 1931, in Middletown, Ohio. He had lived in Middletown most of his life but moved to Jasper, Texas, nine years ago. He lived there for seven years then moved back to Middletown two years ago. Mr. Collier served in the U.S. Air Force after World War II. He then joined the National Guard and served in Korea during the Korean War. He was an electrician and worked for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Union for 25 years, retiring in 1990. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brack Sr. and Dorothy Collier; his stepfather, Perry L. Clarke; his first wife, Lector Collier in 1987; his second wife, Bobby Collier in 1986; and a sister, Maria Melton. He is survived by two sons, Brack Michael Collier of Galveston, Texas, and Mark Steven Collier of Middletown; a stepson, Joe Spencer, and his wife, Joyce, of Middletown; seven stepdaughters, Sue Nunamaker, and her husband, Ron, Nancy Litsakos, and her husband, Charles, Patty Miller, and husband, Kenneth, Armida Gibbs, and Jo Ann Armitage, and her husband, Jim, all of Middletown, Margaret Wright, and husband, Victor, of Carrollton, Ky., and Sherry Johnson, and husband, Mike, of Port Arthur, Texas; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Perry Lynn Clarke, and his wife, Jane, of Monroe, and James Collier, and wife, Margie, of Wildwood, Fla.; and a sister, Rose Mayne, and husband, Jack, of Middletown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the funeral home, with the Rev. James L. Maggard officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery, with military services by the American Legion Post 218 Honor Guard.

Dorothy Louise Cottle
Dorothy Louise Cottle, 77, of Middletown, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born Dec. 11, 1922, to Clarence and Vida Wilkinson of Monroe. She was preceded in death by her first born, a baby boy; her sisters, Martha Laird, Reva McClelland and Mary Shyers; her parents and a nephew, Tom Takach. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Kathy McAdams of Middletown and her son, Larry (Deanna) Cottle of New Lebanon; brother, Charles Wilkinson of Middletown; sister, Betty Takach of Monroe, sister, Margaret Chapman of Middletown; and brother, Robert Wilkinson of Somersville. Dorothy (Nanny Girl) has five grandchildren, Michelle (Joe) DeBacker, Marcie (Kenny) Russell, Melissa (Chris) Riegel, Robb (Patricia) Cottle and Teresa Cottle. Her greatest joys in life include her five great-grandchildren, Rebekah McAdams, Casey Russell, Cameron Russell, Rachel DeBacker and Steven Cottle.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Holy Family Parish-Holy Trinity Church, 201 Clark St., Middletown. Monsignor Paul Metzger will be the celebrant. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Church. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Memorials may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown, Ohio 45044 or the American Cancer Society, 105 McKnight Drive, Middletown, Ohio 45044.

Raymond Doughman
Raymond E. Doughman, 86, of Middletown, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, at Garden Manor Extended Care Center. He was born in Middletown, Ohio, on Sept. 15, 1913, to Harry and Helen (Knorr) Doughman. Mr. Doughman was a World War II veteran having served in the U.S. Merchant Marines. He was co-owner of Eastern Lanes Bowling Alley and retired in 1973. He leaves his wife, Esther R. Doughman of Middletown; a nephew, John Doughman of Gahanna, Ohio; two nieces, Catherine Stevenson of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Jennifer Smith of Dallas, Texas; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Robert Doughman in 1988.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be private. There will be no visitation.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown 45044. Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home is serving the family.

Almeda Ellison
Mrs. Almeda Ellison, 74, of Liberty Township, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at her residence. She was born in Morehead, Ky., on Aug. 21, 1926, and had lived in the Liberty Township area her entire life. Almeda retired after 31 years from her two jobs; she was the owner and manager of Ellison Horse Stables and the owner and operator of Almeda's Fashions Dress Shop. She was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and Central States Horse Association. She was also an avid contributor to the Liberty Whipper Snappers 4-H Club of Butler County. Mrs. Ellison was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Joy; and her mother and stepfather, Lillian and Ed Lamb. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Jake Ellison; a son, Billy Peck (Connie) of Pasadena, Fla.; two daughters, Beverly Baker (Randy Dean) and Judy Bennett (Doug), both of Liberty Township; seven grandchildren, Renee, Leah and Donna Peck, Bob and Chris Baker, and Brent and Kristin Bennett; eight great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Ruth Hackney of Middletown. She will be sorely missed by many friends she made throughout the area among people of similar and related interests.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. The Rev. Lawrence Bishop will officiate. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Sarah L. Ferguson
MIAMISBURG -- Mrs. Sarah Lizzie Ferguson, 93, of Miamisburg, Ohio, passed away on her birthday, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, at Manor Care at Sycamore. Mrs. Ferguson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Germantown. She was preceded in death by her husband, Autie Ferguson, and two sons, Burl and Dorsey Ferguson. Among her survivors are three daughters, Lassie (John) Wooldridge and Lucy Webster, both of Miamisburg, and Connie Nickell of Middletown; her son, Truman Ferguson of Middletown; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren; and her sister, Clomie Kelley of Blaine, Ky.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Dalton Funeral Home, corner of Ohio 4 and Weaver Road, Germantown, where the funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Pastor Ted Ricci will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.

Carl R. Follmer
Carl Rudolph Follmer, 92, of Monroe, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at Mount Pleasant Retirement Village. He was born on Sept. 28, 1907, in Liberty Township in Butler County to Fred and Effie (Minneman) Follmer. He farmed the family farm until 1946 when he opened the Follmer Oliver Farm Machinery Store in Lebanon, Ohio, from which he retired in 1969. Mr. Follmer was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Hamilton, Ohio. Survivors include two sons, David C. Follmer, and his wife, Jane, of Monroe, and Fred Follmer, and his wife, Gail, of Dahlonega, Ga.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Elsie Follmer; his parents; and four brothers.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, 212 S. Front St., Hamilton, with the Rev. Tim Landers officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home in Middletown; and one hour prior to services Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Mound Cemetery in Monroe.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 212 S. Front St., Hamilton, Ohio.

Raleigh 'Don' Gentry
Raleigh "Don" Gentry, 73, of Middletown, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000. He was born in Laona, Wis., on April 10, 1927, but lived in this area for more than 50 years. He was an Army veteran. Mr. Gentry was formerly employed as a printing superintendent at Miami Packaging where he worked for 40 years. He was a member and trustee of Western Hills Baptist Church and a member of Lincoln Lodge 693 Masonic Hall, Eastern Star Oxford Lodge 225, and American Legion Post 218. He was preceded in death by his parents, Green and Cella (Drake) Gentry; five brothers, Wendel, Winford, Benjamin, Teddy and Calvin Gentry; and two sisters, Alliene Gentry and Vivian Graves. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Geneva Sue; a son, Raleigh D. "Skip" Gentry Jr. of Middletown; a daughter, Donna Garrison (Chris) of Middletown; three grandchildren Cody, Casey and Jake Garrison; three brothers, Willie Gentry of Franklin and Willis and Jack Gentry, both of Middletown; three sisters, Irene Ford and Shirley Sanders, both of Bryan, Ohio, and Imogene Wheetley of Cabot, Ark.; several nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with Pastor Steve Cable and the Revs. Shirlin Butler and Ron Birch officiating. Interment will be in Butler County Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Special services by Eastern Star Oxford Lodge 225 will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.

Herbert J. Harville
FRANKLIN -- Herbert J. Harville, 64, of 814 S. River St., died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at his residence. He was born in Morristown, Tenn., the son of Nathan Brownlow and Martha Mae (Coffey) Harville. Mr. Harville was employed by McMillian & Blowdale for 27 years as a machine operator and retired in 1995. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Albert, Dale, John and Vandis Harville; two sisters, Gladys Woodard and Leva Shelton. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Gladys (Coldiron) Harville; two sons, Eddie Harville of Franklin and Herbie Harville of Carlisle; a daughter, Doris Harville Helton of Morristown, Tenn.; a brother, Ulis Shorty Harville of Morristown; two sisters, Hannah Carter and Catherine Dalton, both of Morristown; and eight grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. Second St., Franklin, with the Rev. Leonard Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Woodhill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ila Hatton
Mrs. Ila Hatton, 84, of Middletown, died at Middletown Regional Hospital Wednesday evening, Aug. 23, 2000. She was born on May 25, 1916, in Slade, Ky., the daughter of Ancil and Rosella Rose Centers. Mrs. Hatton attended Grace Baptist Church. Her life was devoted to her family. She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy "Dottie" Shockey of Middletown and Joyce Francis of Carlisle; four sons, Thomas R., and his wife, Bonnie Hatton, Donald, and his wife, Janet Hatton, and Jerry, and his wife, Marian Hatton, all of Middletown, and James M., and his wife, Patty Hatton, of Boston, Mass.; a daughter-in-law, Karen Hatton of Franklin; 14 grandchildren and their spouses, Joni and Mark Chapman, Lee Ann and Steve Otte, Sue Ann and Bill Uhl, Kellie Powers, Teresa and Don Norman, Sheila and Tona Pena, Susie and Michael Backman, Cathy Hatton, Jeff and Kyra Baldwin, Jennifer and Joe Brown, Curt and Myra Mardis, Julia Mardis, Amy Hatton and Laura Hatton; 18 great-grandchildren; a nephew, Lexton, and his wife, Grace Centers; and two nieces, Juanita Centers and Sally Jamison. Mrs. Hatton was preceded in death by her husband of 62 1/2 years, John R. Hatton in 1996; a son, John Hatton in 1988; and five brothers and one sister.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with Mr. James M. Hatton officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown 45044.

Donald O. Hensler
Donald O. Hensler, 83, of Middletown, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000, at Hawthorn Glen Nursing Home. He was born in Lima, Ohio, on May 16, 1917, the son of Gottlieb Winters Hensler and Ella (Schlupp) Hensler. Mr. Hensler worked as a pharmacist in Middletown for more than 50 years, starting his career at Gillen-Crow Pharmacy. He served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 131 and American Legion Post 218. He was a former member of Lincoln Lodge 693 Free and Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite and Antioch Shrine. Donald was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he helped charter the Widow and Widower's Support Group. He also was a volunteer at Middletown Regional Hospital. Survivors include a son, Marty Hensler of Middletown; a daughter, Patricia A. (Marvin) Dalton of Greenville, Ohio; grandchildren Michael Shane, Leslie, Matthew and Chelsea; step-grandchildren Shane and Kim; two great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kitty Jane, his parents and three sisters.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 2910 Central Ave., Middletown 45044; or Vitas Hospice Health Care, 1132 W. Kemper Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45240.

Homer Ray Lucas
Homer Ray Lucas, 85, of Middletown, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at the Hawthorn Glen Nursing Center. Mr. Lucas was born Jan. 19, 1915, in Ulvah, Ky., the son of Jerry Lucas and Delia (Pigmans) Lucas. He was employed as a foreman at Armco Steel, and retired in 1960. Mr. Lucas is survived by a daughter, Jacqulyn Jean Bales of Middletown; stepson, Roger D. Pyle of Monroe; grandchildren, Roger Pyle II of Monroe, Douglas Pyle of Monroe, Jana Pyle of Middletown, Andrew Anderson and Kevin Anderson, both of Middletown; five great-grandchildren, Justin, Rachel, Benjamin, Julianna and Kevin; brothers, Mark Lucas of Middletown, Bill Lucas of Iowa, Walter Lucas of Phoenix, Ariz., and Clyde Lucas of Shelby, Ky.; and a sister, June Kinnie of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his wife, Roma Wendell Lucas in 1997; his parents, and four sisters, Jacqulyn Pearl Rizzo, Vernie Fern Lucas, Maude (Lucas) Boyd and Vonda Daniels.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be noon Tuesday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Rechichar officiating. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. Tuesday until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Butler County Memorial Park.

Mary E. Markey
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Henkle) Markey, 91, a resident of Mount Pleasant Retirement Village in Monroe since the 1980s, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2000. She was born in Lebanon, Ohio, on March 10, 1909, to Sam and Nellie (Duke) Henkle. She was a graduate of Waynesville High School and Wittenberg College. Mrs. Markey taught home economics for more than 25 years at several area schools including Waynesville, Mason and Eaton. She was a member of the Lebanon Order of Eastern Star, Warren County Historical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed traveling and playing bridge. She also did a great deal of volunteer work at Mount Pleasant and was very active in the community. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stanley H. Markey on Jan. 14, 1987; and a sister, Frances Corwin. She is survived by one brother, George Henkle, of Monroe; and 10 nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Lebanon Presbyterian Church.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions are requested to Mount Pleasant Retirement Village. Arrangements are by Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home in Lebanon.

Heather M. Miller
Heather Marie Miller, 22, of 424 Quail Run, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, in Miami Valley Hospital. She was born in Middletown, Ohio, on May 25, 1978, and was a 1997 graduate of Middletown High School. Heather was a cheerleader from the fifth through the 10th grade and danced with the Jeanie Moreland Dance Company for 15 years. She was employed in sales by Ludlow Cellular. She is survived by her mother, Cathy Long; her father, Eugene Miller (wife April); a brother, Tyler Miller; two sisters, Brittany Duncil and Lyndsey Duncil; her fianc鬠Chris Lange of Trenton; a grandmother, Faye Plemmons; and a great-grandmother, Hazel Byrd. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Betty L. Miller; her grandfathers, Earnel Miller and Fred Arnette; great-grandparents, Granville Miller, Maudie Miller, Floyd Byrd and Estil Miller; an aunt, Karen Childers; and an uncle, George (Eddie) Miller.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Butler County Memorial Park. Friends may call Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Lora Bailey Moore
Lora Jean Bailey Moore 46, of Springboro, Ohio, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000. She was born in Hindman, Ky., on Sept. 19, 1953, to John and Nella (Middleton) Moore, but lived in Ohio all of her life. Lora worked as office manager at Graphel Inc., for 11 years before retiring in 1991. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband, Paul Bailey, in 1998; and her parents, John and Nella Moore. Surviving are a daughter, Dawn Shockley (Donald) of Morristown, Tenn.; a son, Matthew Bailey of Middletown, Ohio; two grandchildren, Tyler and Ryan Davis of Morristown; three brothers, William Moore of Knoxville, Tenn., John Moore (Theresa) of Middletown and Melvin Moore (Gail) of Radcliff, Ky.; three sisters, Barbara Hamilton (Rodney) of Middletown, Sharon Kilburn (James) of Carlisle, Ohio, and Ruby Pope (Jerry) of West Elkton, Ohio; a very special cousin, Walletta Gail Hudson of Topmost, Ky.; and a very special aunt, Ernestine Hall of Topmost, Ky.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Myrtle L. Nichols
Mrs. Myrtle L. Nichols, 95, of Rural Route 1, Parkersburg, W.Va., formerly of 2205 Sherman Ave., died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000. She was born in Spencer, W.Va., on Feb. 22, 1905, daughter of Clem and Emma (Sine) Tuttle, and lived most of her life in this area. She was a longtime member of the Logan Avenue Church of Christ. Mrs. Nichols is survived by her two sons, Frederick B. Patterson of Parkersburg, W.Va., and James W. Patterson of Dayton, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Winnie Ruth Hayes of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; a stepson, Lloyd Nichols of Indiana; granddaughters Linda (Mike) Johns of Middletown and Rita Kay (Hubert) Lake of Eaton, Ohio; grandsons William (Kathy) Patterson of Middletown and Charles Patterson of Greenfield, Ohio; several great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren; a nephew; and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Otho Patterson; by her second husband, Lendon Nichols; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Langdon; and a brother, Otha Tuttle.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 25, at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Cockerham officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery.

James Ramsey
FAIRFIELD -- James Ramsey, 97, of Fairfield, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, in Mercy Hospital of Fairfield. He was born in Artemus, Ky., on Sept. 3, 1902, the son of Berry and Sarah (Corum) Ramsey. On July 18, 1926, in Cumberland Gap, Tenn., he married Georgia Trosper. Mr. Ramsey had worked as a combustion engineer for Armco Steel Co. in Middletown for 40 years, retiring in 1967. He was a member of Rolling Hills Baptist Church. He was an avid shuffle board player, winnning many events. Survivors include his wife, Georgia; a son, Robert, and his wife, Nancy (Ruhlman) Ramsey of Fairfield; a daughter, Joyce, and her husband, Ballard Blount, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; six grandchildren, Lisa (Bob) Daniel, Kenda (Allen) Kanta, Doug Ramsey, Robin (Mark) Stevens, Lori (Brad) Magness and Scott (Raquel) Blount. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Will, George, Walter and Clarence Ramsey; and two sisters, Ora Buchanan and Flora Hollifield.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Zettler Funeral Home, 2646 Pleasant Ave., Hamilton, with the Rev. Ballard Blount officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Hubert J. Rice
Hubert Justin Rice, 73, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital where he was a patient for three days. He was born on Oct. 31, 1926, in Georgetown, Ohio, and had lived in Middletown since 1957. Mr. Rice served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was employed by Kaiser and Shook Construction Companies for 15 years, retiring in 1980. He also owned and operated his own upholstery business during that time. He was a member of the Truth Tabernacle Apostolic Church. Mr. Rice was preceded in death by his parents, William and Annie (Downing) Rice; and his first wife, Anna Katherine (White) Rice in 1969. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Joyce A. Rice; three daughters, Barbara Rice of Palm Harbor, Fla., Connie Webb, and her husband, Clint, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Pamela Shepherd, and her husband, Robert, of Middletown; a son, Glenn H. Rice, and his wife, Nina, of Middletown; two stepdaughters, Valinda May, and husband, David, and Katherine Berry, and husband, Edward, all of Middletown; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Virginia Germann of Ripley, Ohio, Elizabeth Vaughn and Clara Lewis, both of Georgetown, Ohio, and Rosalee Young of Panama City, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 30, from noon to 2 p.m. at Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Daniel Hidlebaugh officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park in Trenton, with military services at the graveside by the Honor Guard of American Legion Post 218.


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