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Elbert Banks
FRANKLIN - Elbert Banks, 79, of Franklin, died Sunday morning, Aug. 29, 1999 at his home surrounded by his family. A native of Ice, Ky., he worked at Armco Steel for 27 years, and prior to that he worked for L & N Railroad in Hazzard, Ky. The son of Eli and Nancy Maggard Banks, he is survived by his wife, Aliene, of 57 years; sons, Elbert Jr. (Carol) and Don (Cindy) of Franklin, Gary (Connie) of Inverness, Fla.; a daughter, Carol (David) Coffey of Carlisle; brothers, John of Carlisle, Boney of Middletown and Grant of Hazzard; sisters Opal Sizemore and Lillian Caudill of Carlisle; Verna Mae Crowe of Franklin and Jean Turley of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Earl, Enice, Howard, Harold, Lee Roy and Eli Edwin; and a sister, Goldie Annette.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial is in Woodhill Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Middletown.

Phyllis I. Billman
Former longtime Middletown teacher Mrs. Phyllis I. Billman, 77, of Salisbury, Md., died Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at her residence. She was born in McCook, Neb., the daughter of the late Donn A. and Irene Uhler Parsons. Mrs. Billman was an English teacher for the Middletown Public Schools in Middletown, Ohio, for more than 25 years. She taught at McKinley Junior High School, Manchester Junior High School and Freshman High School in Middletown. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Art Study Club. In Salisbury, she was a member of the Art Institute and Gallery and she started the Attic Artist Group which meets in Salisbury. She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Penn State University. Mrs. Billman is survived by her husband of 55 years, Kenneth; two sons, James K. Billman Jr. of Moline, Ill., and Peter S. Billman of Rockville, Md.; a sister, Shirley McGinn of New Carrollton, Md.; a brother, Richard Parsons of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday Aug. 27, at the Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, Md., 21804. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of the deceased to Scleroderma Foundation, 89 Newbury St., Suite 201, Danvers, Mass 01923.

Miriam Bush
Former Butler County resident Miriam Harkrader Bush, 82, of 912 S. Main St., Washington Court House, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999 at the St. Catherine's Care Center in Washington Court House. She was born May 1, 1917 in Dayton to Elmer J. and Bessie Boyd Harkrader. Mrs. Bush was a 1935 graduate of Middletown High School, a 1939 graduate of the Western College for Women and formerly taught high school in the Butler County school system. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth A. Bush; two sons, Philip Bush of Kingston, Ohio and Stephen Bush of Leesburg, Ohio; four grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Sarah Harkrader of Middletown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Following cremation, a graveside service will be held at a later date in the Highlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. There will be no calling hours.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Miriam E. Bush Scholarship Fund at Miami Trace High School, 3722 State Route 41-NW, Washington Court House, Ohio, 43160.

Mary M. Clemons
Mary Maxine Clemons, 82, of 311 Gideon Road, Middletown, died at Montgomery Care Center in Montgomery, Ohio, Tuesday morning, Aug. 24, 1999. She was born on Feb. 11, 1917, in Greenup County, Ky., the daughter of Floyd and Dora Cameron Roberts. She had been employed at the St. Regis Paper Co. for more than 30 years as a press operator. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Ferdinand Forney of Montgomery; a son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Miriam Gross of Pampa, Texas; three grandchildren, Robert and Steven Tippett and Susan Hoelting; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pauline Adkins of Shelbyville, Ind. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kimberly Gross.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Grace Baptist Church in Middletown, with the Rev. Howard Sears officiating. Visitation will be held Friday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Grace Memorial Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 105 McKnight Drive, Middletown 45044; or Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242.

Ruby L. Collins
Mrs. Ruby L. Collins, 63, of Franklin, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at her residence. She was born on Feb. 2, 1936, in Barbourville, Ky., and had lived in the Franklin area since 1953. She was employed by the Franklin City Schools for 25 years, retiring in 1996. Mrs. Collins was an active member of the Grace Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Terry P. Collins Sr. in 1998. She will be sadly missed by her husband of 46 years, Glenn "Doc" Collins; a daughter, Debra Altick, and her husband, Tim, of Middletown; three sons, Michael and Jonathan Collins, both of Franklin and George Collins, and his wife, Jan, of St. Marys, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Terry Collins Jr., and his wife, Mary, of Miamisburg, Kevin and Christopher Collins, both of Germantown, Jennifer and Matthew Collins, both of Middletown, and Stephanie and Dustin Altick, both of Middletown; a brother, Rev. Denvil Taylor, and his wife, Louella, of Barbourville, Ky.; and five sisters, Doralee Buchanan, Dessil Creasy, Alma Campbell, and husband, Glen, Lillie King, and husband, Wesley, and Betty Deaton, and husband, Roger, all of Barbourville, Ky.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call today, Aug. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, 3023 N. Union Road, and at the church on Friday from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the church, with the Rev. Roger Green officiating. Interment will be at Springboro Cemetery, Springboro, Ohio.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown 45044. Arrangements are by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.

Richard C. Dearth Sr.
FRANKLIN-Richard C. Dearth Sr., 83, of 7752 Anne Drive, died at the Franklin Ridge Nursing Home Monday morning, Aug. 30, 1999. He was born on Nov. 19, 1915, in Middletown, Ohio, the son of Francis J. and Clara M. Duke Dearth. Mr. Dearth was employed at Armco Steel Co. for 45 years. He retired in 1981 from the roll shop electrical maintenance department. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Loyal Order of the Moose. Survivors include four sons, David Francis Dearth of Apache Junction, Ariz., John Dearth, and his wife, Angela, of Franklin, Richard C. Dearth Jr., and his wife, Diane, of Carlisle and Francis Joseph Dearth, and his wife, Brenda, of Middletown; a daughter, Carol V. Johnson, and her husband, Paul, of Franklin; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and his faithful dog, Skipper. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret in 1992.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. James R. Compton officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown 45044.

David Easton
David Karl Easton, 89, of Middletown, died Thursday evening, Aug. 26, 1999 at the Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 27, 1910 in North River, N.Y., to Glen Dallas and Lillian (Wood) Easton. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a Ph B degree and Columbia University, New York, with BLS and MLS degrees and was a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe. He was employed in several positions around the world, among them research librarian at the Caribbean Commission in Trinidad in the West Indies; the American Library Association, Chicago; Armco Steel, Middletown and the University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. After his retirement, he enjoyed serving The Meals on Wheels program of Middletown Regional Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jean Durkee and twin Annette Richt; and a nephew, Dr. Peter Durkee. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Clare Allison (Sloane-Seale) Easton; two daughters, Jean Kinnaird and husband, Alexander, of Middletown, and Liane Easton, of Tempe, Ariz.; a son, Drew Easton, of Springfield, Ill., and two grandsons, Logan and Daniel Kinnaird, of Middletown.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 2901 Central Ave., with the Rev. Dr. Robert Weingartner officiating. His cremated remains will be buried in his family's plot at Mount Hope Cemetery, Ticonderoga, N.Y. The Herr-Riggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown, Ohio 45044 or to Common Cause, 1250 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

Wanda Eichelberger
Mrs. Wanda L. Eichelberger, 70, of Middletown, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, at her residence. She was born in Mississippi on April 17, 1929, and was a lifelong Middletown resident. Mrs. Eichelberger had been employed as a legal secretary. She was a member of Moose Lodge 501 and American Legion Post 218. Surviving are four sons, Christopher Calvin of Columbus, Ohio, Douglas and Thomas Calvin, both of Columbia, Mo., and Jack W. Eichelberger Jr. of Middletown; a daughter, Suzanne E. Adkins of Middletown; five grandchildren; a brother, Carl Gleason, and his wife, Evelyn, of Middletown; and her stepfather, Hubert J. Snodgrass.She was preceded in death by her mother, Laura Snodgrass.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be private. There will be no visitation. Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Hope House, 34 S. Main St., Middletown, 45044.

Edmond G. Foley
WAYNESVILLE-Edmond G. Foley, 87, of 28 N. Third St., passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at Quaker Heights Nursing Home in Waynesville, Ohio, following a short illness. He was born on April 13, 1912, near Lebanon, Ohio, to Margaret (Doyle) and Peter Foley. He was a lifelong resident of Warren County. Mr. Foley was a farmer (hybrid seed corn producer), electrical contractor and a retiree from Frigidaire Division of General Motors after 10 years of service. He was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church, active in the Waynesville Lions Club and the React Club of Ohio. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florence (Smith) in 1989; his second wife, Margaret (Dumford Jones) in 1993; and a brother, Bernard in 1998. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Banta) Foley; five sons and their wives, Richard and Marlene of Dayton, and Philip, Steve and Shelley and Michael and Leanne, all of Waynesville, and Tom and Juli of Middletown; two daughters, Nance, and her husband, Jim Wagner, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Suzanne Smith of Atlanta, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Esther and Jim Larson of Lebanon; a stepson, Dan Banta, and his wife, Beverly, of Findley; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Prayer services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home, 185 N. Main St., Waynesville. A Mass of Christian Burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Augustine Catholic Church, Lytle Road, Waynesville. Burial will be in Miami Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church or to the Warren County React.

Ruby Hollon
Mrs. Ruby Jean (Gillie) Hollon, 59, of 112 S. Clinton St., Apt. 310, Middletown, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at her residence. She was born on Oct. 15, 1939, in Wolfe County, Ky., but had lived in the Middletown area most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Orvel and Maude (Taylor) Gillie; and a brother, Charles Gillie. Survivors include two daughters, Theresa Jean Fouch of Eaton and Tammy Fate Holcomb, and her husband, Rollan, of Wayland, Mich.; a son, Daryl R. Fouch, and his wife, Hannah Kay, of Middletown; four grandchildren, Christopher of Trenton, Jessica of Middletown and Dillon and Tara, both of Wayland, Mich.; a great-grandson, Dylan of Middletown; two sisters, Irene Brewer, and husband, Roger, of Middletown, and Louise Isaacs, and husband, James, of McKee, Ky.; two brothers, Harley Gillie, and wife, Thelma, of Middletown and Shirley Turner, and wife, Louise, of Lexington, Ky.; and a half brother, Denzil Gillie of Indiana.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, and also on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Gratis, Ohio.

Goldie V. Horne
Mrs. Goldie Virginia Horne, 89, of Morgantown, W.Va., died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at her residence. She was born on March 11, 1910, in Harrison County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Louis and Verna Susan Shaffer Hamrick. She was a member of the Sabraton Apostolic Church in Morgantown, W.Va. Mrs. Horne was previously employed by the Sterling Faucet Co. in Morgantown and retired from West Virginia University. Surviving are a son, John Horne Sr. of Morgantown; three daughters, Mrs. Maynard (Dorothy Jean) Flanagan and Mrs. (Sevelia Ann) Belec, both of Middletown, Ohio, and Mrs. Martin (Helen Lenora) Fessler of Monterrey, Mexico; a brother, Louis Hamrick of Morgantown; a sister, Mrs. Wanda McDonald of Dellslow, W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Henry Horne; a son, George Chisler; a daughter, Eleanore Horne; and several brothers and sisters. ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call today from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, W.Va. 26505. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29, with the Rev. Martin Fessler officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Union Cemetery in Morgantown.

Elnora Jones
Mrs. Elnora Jones, 91, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at the Otterbein-Lebanon Retirement Community where she was a resident. She was a longtime resident of Middletown. Mrs. Jones was formerly a member of the Bethel AME Church where she served on the stewardess board, the missionary society and was a member of the senior choir. In later years, she would unite with the Mount Olive Seventh Day Adventist Church in Hamilton where she remained faithful until her death. A warm, very friendly person, she was always known to speak very frankly about issues which were close to her heart. She was committed to her family and its well being. Her husband, Sam Jones, preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1978. A son, Richard Phillips, also preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Riley (Edward) of Middletown; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Hall-Jordan Memorial Chapel, 918 S. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Donald H. Jordan Sr. officiating. Interment will be in Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call from noon Friday until time of services at the funeral home

James T. Jones
James T. Jones, 58, of Middletown, died Friday, Aug. 27, 1999 at his residence. He was born in Franklin, Aug. 17, 1941, a son of Lewis Jones and Verna Jones (Austin) Noble. He worked for 10 years as a pipefitter for McGraw and Local Union 392. He also was the owner and operator of Jim's Mower Shop. He attended the Living Word Church and Central Avenue Mission. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Jones. Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Debbie Jones; a son, Jamie Jones of Trenton; five daughters, Angie Slifer and Renee Hollon, of Franklin, and Missy Poirier, Kristi Jones and Sherri Orona of Middletown; eight grandchildren and two brothers, Gene Jones, of Florida, and Steve Barger, of Phoenix.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999 at 2 p.m. at the Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Sheets officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown, Ohio 45044.

Lillian Kash
OXFORD-Mrs. Lillian Kash (Huffman), 68, of Oxford, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born to Ted and Bertha (Lutes) Kash in Beattyville, Ky., on Aug. 3, 1931. She attended the Kash School in that area. Mrs. Kash moved to the Middletown, Ohio, area in 1948, where she was employed at Gallaher Drug Store on Central Avenue. She later worked for Walgreen Drugs and John Minnis Drugs in Oxford. She also worked for Beasley Bakery in Oxford in the 1950's. She was a lover of blue grass music and traveled with the McReynold's group of The Grand 'Ole Opry fame while she lived in Middletown. She was also a Kentucky Colonel. She leaves behind a son, Harold Huffman (Shellie) of Gratis; three daughters, Shirley Revelee of Oxford, Lisa Rogers (Mike) of Camden and Pamela Wyatt (Randy) of College Corner; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, James and Sam Kash, both of Oxford. Mrs. Kash was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Bertha Kash; a son, James Huffman; and great-granddaughters, Summer and Jasmine Osborne.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at the Oxford Church of God, 5450 College Corner Pike, Oxford, Ohio. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Smith & Ogle Funeral Home, 101 West Church Street, Oxford, Ohio.

Anna L. Kilburn
Anna Louise Miller Kilburn, 89, a longtime resident of Middletown, died at her home in Elk Grove, Ill., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at the age of 89. Mrs. Kilburn was born on April 5, 1910, in Dover, Ky., and moved as a child to Germantown, Ohio, where she attended secondary school and owned and operated a beauty parlor. She married the late Walter Kilburn in September, 1933, and moved to Middletown where she resided at 10 Harrison Street for 55 years. Mrs. Kilburn was active in the Germantown Eastern Star chapter, served as an Air Defense Observer during and after World War II, and participated in numerous Middletown Public School athletic and faculty activities. She was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church. She served weekly as an American Red Cross Gray Lady volunteer at Middletown Regional Hospital for more than 25 years. She was a past member of Wildwood Country Club. Among her survivors are a daughter, Nancy Soukup, and her husband, Bob, of Medinah, Ill.; a son, Richard Kilburn, and his wife, Sandra, of Fairfax, Va.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: A private memorial service for members of the family will be arranged in Middletown at a later date.

Byrd Lackey Sr.
Byrd Lackey Sr., 92, formerly of 1642 Lamberton St., Middletown, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at Brighton Garden in Centerville, Ohio. The family would like to thank their staff which provided loving care. He was born in Wolfe County, Ky., on Aug. 22, 1907, the son of William and Polima (Taylor) Lackey. Mr. Lackey was employed by General Motors Delco Division for 27 years, retiring in 1969. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nina Lackey in 1998; and three brothers and two sisters. Survivors include two sons, Charles Lackey of Centerville and Byrd Lackey Jr., and his wife, Monica, of Kettering; a daughter, Norma Jean Geradine, and husband, Howard, of Panama City, Fla.; a brother, Roy Lackey of Santa Rosa, Calif.; four grandchildren, Connie, Carma, Kenneth and Scott; eight great-grandchildren; a stepson, Don Gillen of Springboro; and two step grandchildren, Donna and Stephanie.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. Second St., Franklin, with the Rev. Gary Hartman officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be at the Miami Valley Memory Gardens Mausoleum.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 124 N. Jefferson St., Dayton, Ohio 45402.

Robert E. Lewis
Robert E. Lewis, 49, of 1801 Carolina St., died Sunday morning, Aug. 29, 1999, at Grandview Hospital in Dayton. He was born on Jan. 26, 1950, in Middletown, the son of Glinton Lewis and Gertrude (Isaacs) Lewis. He was employed at Leggett & Platt until 1984. Mr. Lewis is survived by a daughter, April Lewis of Middletown; two sons, Kenneth Lewis and David Willis, both of Middletown; his parents, Glinton and Gertrude Lewis of Middletown; seven grandchildren; and three sisters, Nancy, Carol and Mary. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenlee and Jimmy Lewis.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Thomas B. Mellott officiating. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. .

Erma J. Lipscomb
Mrs. Erma Jean Lipscomb, 69, of 719 11th Ave., died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. She was born to the late John and Sarah Higgins on April 4, 1930, in Gadsden, Ala., and attended the Gadsden Public Schools. She later moved to Middletown, Ohio, where she had been a resident since 1953. Erma worked at Metropolitan Housing as a case manager for many years. She was a devoted member of the Bethlehem Apostolic Church in Middletown. A son, Lamar Lipscomb, preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved husband, Emeter Lipscomb of Middletown; a son, Wayne Lipscomb of Middletown; two grandsons, Wayne Lipscomb II and Derrick Sutton; a great-granddaughter, Desire Sutton; a cousin, Lorene Brown of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers-in-law, Earl (Elizabeth) Lipscomb and Robert (Yvonne) Lipscomb; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Brown; and a host of relatives and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Bethlehem Apostolic Church, 1219 Young St., with Elder Bennett Perymon officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery in Middletown.Arrangements are being handled by Hall-Jordan Memorial Chapel, 918 S. Main St., Middletown.

Jerry W. Lykins
Jerry Wayne Lykins, 39, of 2207 Waneta Ave., Middletown, passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 1999, at his residence. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 21, 1960, the son of Jerry D. and Shelby (Oney) Lykins. Mr. Lykins was employed by Russell Construction as a laborer for five years. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Georgia "Pete" Lykins; his father, Jerry D. Lykins of Florida; his mother, Shelby Cope, and stepfather, Lloyd, of Franklin; four sisters, Kathy Lykins of Florida, Lori Carter of Franklin, Jodie Goodpaster of Trenton and Kim Hawkins of Hendersonville, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Shannon Russell of Miamisburg and Amy Henderson of Middletown; three step grandchildren, Zachery, Kahlil and Matthew; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, Aug. 26, at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. Second St., Franklin, with the Rev. Dave Bowling officiating. Burial will be in Woodhill Cemetery. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

James S. Mail
James Sheridan Mail, 51, of Middletown, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999. He was born in Middletown, Ohio, on Dec. 17, 1947, and was a lifelong resident of this area. He graduated from Middletown High School, served in the Navy and had attended Miami University. Mr. Mail was the owner of Artifacts Treasure Co. He was also a published writer and a member of the Poetry Society of America. He authored a book called "Reflections" in 1993. He was a member of The Order of Sons of Italy. Surviving are two children, Sarah Rebecca and Alexander Sheridan Mail, both of Middletown; a brother, John Mail of Middletown; a sister, Valerie Mail Napoli of Old Saybrook, Conn.; his parents, Adam and Violet Mail of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews, whom he held in high regard.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at Holy Trinity Chapel of Holy Family Parish, with Father John Civille as celebrant. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions in the name of James S. Mail may be made to the Lymphoma Research Foundation of America Inc., 8800 Venice Blvd., No. 207, Los Angeles, Calif. 90034; or to the local Cancer Society.

Phyllis J. Marine
Former Middletown resident Mrs. Phyllis J. Marine, 62, of Wilmington, Ohio, died at 4:36 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born in Middletown on March 21, 1937, to the late Edward and Vera Thompson Barker. She graduated from Middletown High School in 1955 and attended Stephen's College in Columbia, Mo. She married Bill D. Marine. Mrs. Marine was a member of Wilmington United Methodist Church. She was very active in various civic and youth organizations throughout the years. Survivors include her husband, Bill; a son, Douglass (Sheree) Marine of Washington Court House; two daughters, Patricia (Stephen) Murphy of Wilmington and Michele (Pascal) Chevrette of Springfield, Ohio; a brother, Donald (Urte) Barker of Pasadena, Calif.; grandchildren Eric Welsh, Ashley and Kyle Marine, Nicholas, William, Marci and Melanie Murphy and Philip Chevrette; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Michael G. Marine.
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilmington United Methodist Church, 74 E. Locust St., Wilmington, Ohio, with the Rev. Robert Miller and Dr. Phillip Malone officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael Marine Scholarship Fund, in care of the Clinton County Foundation, P.O. Box 831, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. Arrangements are by Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South St., Wilmington, Ohio

Charles W.W. McLinch, Jr.
Charles W.W. McLinch, Jr., 83, was born April 12, 1916 to the late Ludia Fair and Charles W.W. McLinch Sr. He was educated in the public school system of Gadsen, Ala. He married Mary Elizabeth (Miller) McLinch in 1938 on Sept. 27. To this union came Linda L. and Raymon D. McLinch. They moved to Middletown in 1945. He was united in faith with Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church, where he served faithfully on the trustees board. He later became a member of the First Pentecostal Bible Way Church of Oxford where he resumed his trustee duties and brotherhood services. Charles retired from Armco in 1978 after 32 years of service. Charles was preceded in death by four sisters, Buema McLinch, Mary Wilson, Clara Gary, and her husband John, and Mattie Shorter, and her husband George. His survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary Elizabeth; a daughter, Linda L. Reese, of Middletown; a son, Charles Raymond McLinch, of Middletown; three grandsons, Mark Timothy and Aaron Lamont Mays, of Middletown, and Charles Raymond McLinch Jr., of Japan; one granddaughter, Aramis Smith; one great-grandson, Dandre Lamont Mays; a great-granddaughter, Kahil Lamai Mays; two sisters, Willie C. Coleman, of Gadsen, and Bernice Bryant, of Newberry, Fla.; nieces; nephews; a large, extended family and a host of relatives and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church, 1219 Young St., with Elder Bennett Perymon officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the service at the church. Interment will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Hall-Jordan Memorial Chapel.

Irvin Petereit
Irvin Petereit, 82, of Middletown, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at Middletown Regional Hospital. The Middletown native was born on Nov. 25, 1916, to Frederich and Elizabeth (Schiefka) Petereit. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1935. Mr. Petereit was employed by Armco Steel Co. in the fabricating department for 37 years before retiring in 1974. He was a member of the Eagle Lodge 528 and Celina's Eagle Lodge 1291. He had also worked in the Civilian Conservation Corp. He will be missed by his little companion, "Barney" the dog. Surviving are his wife, Patricia; three daughters, Myra Tatum of Biloxi, Miss., Audrey (Kendall) McNeill of Brooksville, Fla., and Mickey Thompson of Fairfield, Ohio; a son, Bernie (Carol) Petereit of Powell, Ohio; two stepsons, Ralph (Linda) Stone of Engelwood, Fla., and David Ward Stone of Girard, Ohio; a stepdaughter, Patricia Stone of Girard; a sister, Ella Preusch of Sanford, Fla.; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and two step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederich and Elizabeth Petereit; and his first wife, Evelyn Petereit in May, 1988.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Keeny officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Visitation is today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., Suite 102, West Chester, OH 45069.

Noel D. Poe
Noel Dean Poe, 66, of 375 W. Factory Road, Springboro, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at Hospice of Dayton.He was born in Robertson County, Ky., on April 24, 1933, the son of George Perry and Mary Etta (Linville) Poe. He moved to Franklin, Ohio, in 1953, and had resided in Springboro since 1961. Mr. Poe served two years in the U.S. Army and was employed by Aeronca in Middletown for 42 years, retiring in 1995. He also served as president and vice president of Local 2535. With the support of the residents of Springboro and Clearcreek Township, he served proudly as Clearcreek Township trustee until his death. Mr. Poe was elected to seven consecutive terms as Clearcreek Township trustee, beginning in 1974. He was a Kentucky Colonel. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Edna Jean Hetz; and three brothers, Raymond, Kenneth and Albert Louis Poe. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Janie (Burns) Poe; a daughter, Deana K. and husband Michael Staffan of Franklin; a son, David L. Poe of Springboro; two grandchildren, Daniel Joseph and Rebecca Marie Staffan; a brother, Perry Poe of Brooksville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews. Noel was known for his vitality, his generosity and spirit. He loved people and never tired of helping others. The family is grateful to the nurses and staff of 5-West at Kettering Memorial Hospital and Hospice for their loving care. He was a member of Mount Olivet Christian Church, Mount Olivet, Ky. He also embraced and supported the First Church of God.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. Second St., Franklin, with Brother Delbert Dawes officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial and a graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Bracken Memorial Cemetery in Brooksville, Ky., with full military honors. The Rev. Bob Cannon will officiate. Arrangements in Kentucky are by the Moore and Parker Funeral Home in Brooksville.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Noel D. Poe Memory Fund, 7593 Bunnell Hill Road, Springboro, Ohio 45066.

Gary M. Rice
FRANKLIN-Gary Mitchell Rice, 51, of 1013 Virginia Ave., passed away Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at his residence. He was born in Franklin, Ohio, on Aug. 14, 1948, the son of Deward and Margie (Kohr) Rice. Mr. Rice served in the Army for six years during the Vietnam War with the 101st Airborne and the 82nd Airborne. He was employed by Meijer Inc. in Middletown for 10 years as a clerk in the deli department. He was preceded in death by his parents. Among his survivors are a brother, Jerry Rice, and his wife, Pam, of Franklin; two sisters, Debbie Fisher, and her husband, Joe, of Carlisle, and Sharon Eldridge, and husband, Rick, of Wearsville, Tenn.; three nephews, Stephen Combs and David and Joe Fisher; and two nieces, Rachel and Tobi Rice.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at Eaton-Anderson Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Woodhill Cemetery in Middletown with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mary E. Schrimper
MASON-Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Chrisman) Schrimper, 77, of Liberty Township, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 1999, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Henry Schrimper; loving mother of Henry Andrew and John Joseph Schrimper, Michele Arlet Audas, Betty Ann Burns, Karen Sue Dunaway, Marion Andrea Hamilton and Henrita Jean Reed; the devoted grandmother of 17 and great-grandmother of ten. Mrs. Schrimper was a housewife.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Shorten & Ryan Funeral Home, 400 Reading Road, Mason, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug 30.
MEMORIALS: Donations may be made to the Greater Grace World Ministry, 8781 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069.

Barbara J. Sellers
Mrs. Barbara J. "Barb" Sellers, 40, of Middletown, died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 24, 1999, as a result of a traffic accident. She was born in Troy, Ohio, on Sept. 19, 1958, the daughter of Harry Wayne and Anna M. (Smith) Arthur. She was a graduate of Miami East High School in 1976 and attended the Miami Valley School of Nursing. Mrs. Sellers was employed as a nurse at the Children's Medical Center in Middletown. Among her survivors are her parents, Harry W. and Anna Arthur of Troy; two daughters, Courtney Ann Sellers and Kelly Nicole Sellers, both of Middletown; two brothers and sisters-in-law, David W. and Tonya Arthur of Melbourne, Fla., and Ronald H. and Cindy Arthur of Findlay, Ohio; and a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Dwayne Cooper of Troy.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Baird Funeral Home, 555 N. Market St., Troy, Ohio 45373. The Rev. Dr. Rick Arrowood of Troy Baptist Temple will officiate. Interment will be in Miami Memorial Park in Covington, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
MEMORIALS: Contributions may be made to the Barbara Sellers Children's Trust Fund, in care of the First National Bank of Southwest Ohio, 2 N. Main St., Middletown, 45042.

Loretta Ann Short
LEBANON - Loretta Ann (Robinson) Short, 73, of Lebanon, formerly of Middletown, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999. Born June 12, 1926 in Middletown to Ewell and Mabel (Dickerson) Robinson, she worked for several years at Otterbein-Lebanon in the housekeeping department before retiring in 1989. Preceded in death by her parents, survivors include one son, Thomas Short of Lebanon; two daughters, Carol Middleton, of Mason, and Debbie Smith, of Lebanon; one brother, Roland Robinson of Somerville; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation is Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services Tuesday at 2 p.m., all at the Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, Lebanon. Interment to follow at Lebanon Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Memorials requested to the Lebanon Christian School

Marguerite Snodgrass
Mrs. Marguerite (Logan) Snodgrass, 92, of Middletown, went to meet her Savior on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at her residence. She was born in Middletown, Ohio, on July 13, 1907, to Jacob and Daisy (Hetzler) Logan and was a lifelong resident of this area. Marguerite was not only a wonderful homemaker, but she also worked outside the home caring for children and elderly people. She was employed at Armco during World War II. She was an active church member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She was also co-director of the nursery department and founder of the missionary society until her health failed. Among her survivors are two daughters and their husbands, Elois and Robert Duff of Middletown and Gayle L. and Mark Fichtner of Waynesville; a son, Warren R. Snodgrass, and his wife, Betty, of Middletown; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Snodgrass was preceded in death by her husband, John C.; her parents; two daughters, Erma Shoemaker and Reva Smith; and three brothers and six sisters.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Wesley Poole and Dr. Virgil Applegate will officiate. Interment will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown 45044; or First Church of the Nazarene Missionary Society, 215 S. Sutphin, Middletown 45044.

Pearl Taulbee
Pearl Taulbee, 85, of Dunnellon, Fla., died on Friday, Aug. 27, 1999 at the Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River, Fla. She was born Jan. 15, 1914 to Clara and William G. VanCleve in West Liberty, Ky. She came to this area 33 years ago from Trenton. She was a homemaker and attended the Mission Alliance Church of Dunnellon, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Taulbee, Aug. 26, 1983. She is survived by her son, David Taulbee, of Ramrod Key, Fla.; one brother, Paul VanCleve of Alachua, Fla.; and a granddaughter.
ARRANGEMENTS: Graveside funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at 10 a.m. at the Dunnellon Cemetery Mausoleum in Dunnellon, Fla. Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River.

Edgar H. Wallace
Former Middletown resident Edgar H. "Ed" Wallace, 81, of Riverside, Calif., passed away of pneumonia in Riverside on Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999. He was born in Bumpus Mill, Tenn., in 1918. His first job in Middletown was as a paper boy for the Middletown Journal. He was a 1936 graduate of Middletown High School. He later received a bachelor of arts degree from Miami University, a master's degree from Cornell University and a master's degree in industrial relations from Chaffey College in Ontario, Calif. At Chaffey College, he was a business management professor for 19 years. Upon retirement, he was granted the title of "Professor Emeritus." Mr. Wallace served in the Air Force during World War II from 1942 to 1945. He was stationed in Ipswich, England, and received two Bronze Stars. He is survived by his wife, Chari of Riverside, Calif.; three children, Steve of Jacksonville, Fla., and Greg and Linda, both of California; four stepchildren, Richard, Chuck, Lori and Mitch; 15 grandchildren; and a brother, R.L. Wallace, and his wife, Ava Adams Wallace, of Centerville, Ohio. His relatives will miss him.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services were concluded in Riverside, Calif., with full military honors.

Rev. Jarrnette Young
Rev. Jarrnette D. Young, 67, of Salisbury, N.C., died Sunday morning, Aug. 29, 1999, in Rowan Regional Hospital in Salisbury, N.C., after an extended illness. He was born on Aug. 12, 1932, in Barberton, Ohio, to Oscar F. and Louise (Lovell) Young. He graduated from Kernersville High School in 1951, married Joan A. Hyde from Greenville, Pa., on Oct. 20, 1956, and graduated from Marion College, Marion, Ind., in 1957. He also graduated from Trinity Theological College with a bachelor of science and a master's degree in Ministry. In 1981 he received a Doctor of Divinity from the International Bible Institute and Seminary. He was a charter member of the Ohio Conference Bible Methodist Connection of Churches. Rev. Young pastored several churches; Atlanta, Shelbyville, Ind., Harrison Chapel, Middletown, Ohio (the last two years at Middletown he served as conference president then was elected to travel the conference full-time for a total period of 16 years). He then pastored in North Carolina, Oklahoma and back to Ohio. He served 45 years in the ministry. He also ministered in the Phillipines twice, the Mexican missions on several occasions and did Indian mission work in South Dakota, Guatemala and Central America. In 1989 he was listed on Who's Who in Christian Leadership. For five years, Rev Young was chairman of the Hobe Sound College Board. One of his greatest joys was to serve as a police chaplain along with his pastoral duties, which included chaplain for the Rowan Sheriff's Department while at Duncan, Okla. He was also a certified mediator, certified by the Oklahoma Supreme Court to mediate cases in small claims court. He is survived by his wife; three sons, Raymond F. of Duncan, Okla., Kenneth D., of Franklin, Ohio, and Stephen A. Young of Middletown, Ohio; a sister, Margie Y. Zornes of Akron, Ohio; two brothers, Cecil Young of Doylestown, Ohio, and Ted Young of Akron; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Franklin Bible Methodist Church, 6000 Dixie Highway, Franklin, Ohio. Burial will be in Springboro Cemetery. There will be a visitation on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, and also from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday before the service at the Franklin Bible MethodistChurch.

Evelyn G. Askins
Evelyn G. Askins, 78, of Miamisburg, passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at Sycamore Hospital. Mrs. Askins was a retired employee of Franciscan Medical Center, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church, a 70-year member of the church choir, and she sang with the Dayton Opera Chorus and the Miamisburg Community Chorus and was a volunteer at the Dayton Art Institute. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Mable (Ridinger) Wenzel, her husband Norman L. Askins in 1996, and two brothers. Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Lee and Robert Berggren of Virginia, Judith Miller, Melissa and Rick Hempfling, Debbie and Greg Waddell, all of Miamisburg; her sister, Dorothy Scholl of Franklin, 10 grandchildren, Josh and Jessica Doll, Mike and Mark Brown, Chris and Danny Hempfling, Nathan and Jeff Miller, Adam and Heather Waddell; her sister-in-law, Alice Wenzel of Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, 500 E. Second St., Franklin, with the Rev. James A. Stern officiating.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the American Cancer Society in her memory.

John K. Beckett
John Kessler Beckett, 76, of 2833 Shartle St., Middletown, passed away Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, at Hawthorn Glen Nursing Home. He was born in Trenton, Ohio, on Oct. 23, 1922, the son of Benjamin and Anna May (Young) Beckett. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Army. Mr. Beckett was employed by Stone Container for 40 years as a plant manager before retiring in 1979. He was a member of the former Riverside Baptist Chapel. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard (Ralph) Beckett; and a sister, Ruth Snodgrass in 1999. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Mary Beckett of Middletown; two sons, Dr. John K. Beckett, and his wife, Donna, of Lancaster, and Benny Beckett, and wife, Gail, of Franklin; a daughter, Starr Armstrong, and husband, Gerald, of Glendale, Ariz.; two sisters, Joan Jones, and husband, Carl, of Clarksville, Ohio, and Charlotte Cook of Franklin; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and his former wife and friend, Doris E. Beckett of Franklin.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home with Dr. John K. Beckett officiating. Burial will be at Woodhill Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Larry D. Cox
Larry D. (Ree) Cox, 57, of Manhattan, N.Y., died at his residence on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999. He was born in Middletown on March 6, 1942. Mr. Cox has formerly owned the Tracadera Ballet Company. He was working with the New York Metropolitan Opera Company. He had also been affiliated with the Joffery Ballet, Royal Ballet of London, and the American Ballet Theater. He had attended Fenwick High School, and was a member of the Brothers of Mercy in New York. He is survived by two sisters, Judy Cox Barker, and Stephanie Combs, and one brother, Dan Cox, all of Middletown. He was preceded in death by his parents, George B. and Ruby (Cole) Cox; brothers, George Cox, Jr., Frank Cox, Gene Cox and Anthony Cox; and sisters, Patricia Kline, Dolores Kirshner and Mary Cox.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home with Deacon Tom Doyle officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment is at Woodside Cemetery.

Sam F. Daniel Jr.
Sam F. Daniel Jr., 54, of Middletown, died at his residence on Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999.He was born in Middletown on Aug. 27, 1944, and was a lifelong area resident. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Daniel retired in 1997 from Armco/AK Steel Co. He had worked there for 30 years, most recently at the Basic Oxygen Furnace. He belonged to the Goldwing Association (GWRRA) as well as the Middletown Sportsman's Club. Surviving are his beloved wife of 31 years, Ruth A. (Stout) Daniel; a beloved daughter, Angel M. Daniel of Middletown; a brother, Harry C. Daniel of Franklin; a sister, Mary Jane (Daniel) Martin of Elmira, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, William Church of Middletown; his beloved mother-in-law, Ava N. Colwell of Middletown; a brother-in-law, Edward Stout of Middletown; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Gang of San Diego, Calif., and Cindy Brandenburg of Middletown; a niece, Barbara M. Maya (John) of Middletown; a great-nephew, Jonathan Maya of Middletown; and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Samuel and Irene Daniel; a sister, Ethel Church in 1990; and a brother, Louie Daniel in 1991.
ARRANGEMENTS: There will be a receiving of friends today, Aug. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. There will also be military rites performed at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home by the American Legion Post 218 Color Guard . Mr. Daniel will be interred in Tennessee.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown 45044.

Evelyn Davis
Mrs. Evelyn Davis, 64, of 2109 Queen Ave., Middletown, died at her home Sunday evening, Aug. 22, 1999. She was born on May 25, 1935, in Danville, Ky., the daughter of David Davis and Lucille (Shearer) Davis. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Robert Davis; two daughters, Kim Holly (husband Harold) and Tracy Buttery (husband Pedy), both of Middletown; four sons, Dennis Taylor (wife Brenda) of Trenton, and Bill Taylor, David Taylor (wife Phyllis) and Todd Taylor (wife Rhonda), all of Middletown; stepchildren, John Davis (wife Karen) of Middletown, Sue Hughes (husband Scott) of Carlisle, Mike Davis (wife Rosemary) of Lakeland, Fla., and David Davis (wife Tanya) of Middletown; a sister, Emorine Little (husband Bobby); 26 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the World Harvest Church of God in Trenton, with the Rev. Randell Baugus officiating. Burial will be in Butler County Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 105 McKnight Drive, Middletown 45044-4898.

Pauline E. Galbraith
Mrs. Pauline E. Fodrea Galbraith, 83, of Foxpointe Drive, Columbus, Ind., died at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, in Four Seasons Health Care Center. She was born in Azalia, Ind., on May 28, 1916, the daughter of William and Mary Hartley Allen. She married Charles G. Fodrea in 1933 in Azalia. He died on April 24, 1952. She married Paul E. Galbraith on Nov. 20, 1976, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and he died on Sept. 20, 1998. Mrs. Galbraith was a member of the Sandcreek-Azalia Friends Meeting and Royal Neighbors of America. She was a former employee of C.P. Electronics and RCA. Among her survivors are two daughters, Deanna Lathom of Bloomington, Ind., and Connie Susong of Middletown, Ohio; three grandchildren, Charles Douglas Lathom of Everett, Wash., Stephanie Williford of Carlisle, Ohio, and Susan Draxler of Independence, Ky.; and two great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands, Mrs. Galbraith was also preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sandcreek-Azalia Friends Meeting Church in Azalia, Ind., with the Revs. David Kinsey and Fred Darling officiating. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, Ind.Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Myers Funeral Service, Hathaway-Myers Chapel, Pearl Street, Columbus, Ind., and after 9 a.m. Saturday until service at the church.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Troy C. Gilley
Troy C. Gilley, 69, formerly of Middletown, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, in the Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio. He was born in Middletown on July 1, 1930, the son of Troy H. and Eula (Brewer) Gilley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Gilley was deputy sheriff in Warren County, Ohio, before retiring in the 1970s. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 678 Free & Accepted Masons, Scottish Rite, Valley of Cincinnati, a past president of the F.O.P. , and was active in the Ham Radio Association for many years. Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Uthona and Dan Green of Trenton, Ohio, and Monica and Paul Smith of Lee's Summitt Mo.; seven grandchildren one great-grandchild; and two brothers, Edward Gilley of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and James Gilley of Carlisle, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services were set for 11 a.m. today, Aug. 25, at the Hillman Center of the Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio. The family will receive friends there beginning at 10 a.m. Locally, interment and committal will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Woodside Cemetery here in Middletown. Arrangements are being handled by the Woods-Allgier Funeral Home, 625 N. Limestone St., Springfield, Ohio 45503.

Ryan K. Green
FRANKLIN-Ryan Kenneth Green, 23, of Crains Run Road, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, in Middletown.He was born in Middletown, Ohio, on Oct. 3, 1975, the son of Kenneth M. and Rosemary (Curtner) Green. He was a 1993 graduate of Ooltewah High School. He attended the University of Memphis and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Ryan also attended the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, Tenn., and would have graduated from Miami University in December, 1999. He is survived by his mother, Rosemary Whitaker, and stepfather, Robert, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; his father, Kenneth Green, and stepmother, Deborah, of Franklin; a brother, Randall Jason Green of Chattanooga; grandmothers, Alice A. Green and Gwen Curtner, both of Springboro; step grandmothers, Frances J. Daggett of Washington Township and Pauline Whitaker of Dayton, Tenn.; stepsisters, Taylene Danks of Middletown and Shannon Whitaker of Dayton, Ohio; and several cousins, uncles and other family members.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. Second St., Franklin. Visitation is today from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions for Ryan Kenneth Green may be made in his name to Miami University, 4200 E. University Blvd., Middletown 45042.

Louise Griffith
GERMANTOWN-Mrs. Louise Griffith, 78, of Germantown, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, as a result of an automobile accident. She worked for many years at the former Union Camp Paper Co. Mrs. Griffith was preceded in death by her previous husband, George F. Begard in 1969; and a son, Dale E. Johnson in 1972. Survivors include her husband, Roger L. Griffith; a daughter, Judy (Dale) Wilcher of Germantown; a son, Steve (Sue) Johnson of Miamisburg; six grandsons, David Wilcher of New Lebanon, Ohio, Phil Wilcher of Carlisle, Scott Johnson of Colorado, Jason Johnson of Hillsboro, Andy Johnson of Farmersville and Todd Johnson of New Lebanon; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Janet Marstall, Barbara Trimble and Betty Jackson, all of Middletown, and Donna Brown of Franklin; and three brothers, Dick Greenfield of Trenton and Fred and Mike Greenfield, both of Middletown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Dalton Funeral Home, corner of Ohio 4 and Weaver Road, Germantown, where the funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday. Pastor Earl D. Wilcher will officiate. Burial will be at Germantown Cemetery.

Christopher Douglas Habig
Christopher Douglas Habig, 21, of Middletown died Friday, Aug. 20, 1999 at University Hospital. He was born Nov. 8, 1977, the son of Kathleen Gwen (Gentry) Habig and Paul Stephen Habig of Middletown. He is survived by his parents, his brother, Scott Stephen Habig, and paternal grandparents Paul H. Habig and Cleo W. Habig, all of Middletown. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ernest and Opal Gentry.
ARRANGEMENTS: Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Woodside Cemetery. Arrangements by Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home.

Betty Hammes
Mrs. Betty (Sadoff) Hammes, 94, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at Mount Pleasant Nursing Home in Monroe. She was born on Jan. 1, 1905, in Odessa, Russia, the daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Manis Sadoff. On May 10, 1930, she married Jacob Hammes.Mrs. Hammes was a graduate of Goodrich High School and a longtime resident of Fond du Lac, Wis. She was a member of Temple Beth Israel, Hadassah and the Temple Sisterhood. For many years she was a volunteer at St. Agnes Hospital where she worked in the gift shop. She was active in other civic and community affairs, holding offices in many of them. She is survived by her two children, Dr. Gordon Hammes, and his wife, Judy, of Durham, N.C., and Joan H. Linder, and her husband, Dr. Lawrence H. Linder, of Middletown; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob, in 1989, her parents and eight brothers and sisters.
ARRANGEMENTS: Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Fond du Lac, Wis., at the Temple Beth Israel section of Rienzi Cemetery. Rabbi Morton Shalowitz will officiate. Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home is handling arrangements locally. The Mach Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements in Fond du Lac.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Lillian E. Hutchinson
LEBANON-Mrs. Lillian Elizabeth (Crawford) Hutchinson, 80, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at her residence. She was born in Brown County, Ohio, on Oct. 14, 1918, to Clarence and Errette (Elliott) Crawford. Mrs. Hutchinson had lived in the Lebanon area for more than 50 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Hutchinson in 1992; and a brother, Richard Crawford. She is survived by one brother, Galen Crawford of Bethel, Ohio.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, with funeral services following at 2 p.m. at Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home in Lebanon. Interment will be at Graceland Memorial Gardens in Milford, Ohio.

Daisy P. Kinner
Mrs. Daisy P. Kinner, 93, of Middletown, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 17, 1999, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born on Feb. 26, 1906, in Donalds, S.C. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church, Sunshine Club, Stitch and Chat Sewing Club and Golden Link Sewing Club. She was past secretary of the NAACP and a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. Daisy worked for the families of Mr. and Mrs. Freeze, Dr. and Mrs. Atkinson and Mr. and Mrs. Malloy. She was preceded in death by her husband, George. She is survived by a daughter, Marquerite Brown of Ellenwood, Ga.; the Shields family; and a host of friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hall-Jordan Memorial Chapel, 918 S. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. N.L. Cooper officiating. Friends may call from noon until time of service at the chapel. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Contributions may be made to the Second Baptist Church in the name of Daisy P. Kinner.

Michael D. Lawson
Michael D. Lawson, 38, of Middletown, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 1999, at Miami Valley Hospital. The Middletown native was born on Nov. 3, 1960, and was a lifelong resident of this area. He graduated from Madison High School in 1979. Mr. Lawson owned and operated Lawson Electric for 20 years. He was a member of the Stratford Heights Church of God. Surviving are his parents, Rosemary Y. and Elvin R. Lawson; two brothers and their wives, Lawrence J. and Bonnie Lawson of Trenton and David "Greg" and Linda Lawson of Monroe; a sister, Karen Lawson, and her husband, Michael, of Trenton; five nephews, Adam, Jordan, John, Jeff and Chris Lawson; and a niece, Amber LeConte, and her husband, Jason. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jesse and Verona Lawson and Harold H. and Lida Irvine.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Stratford Heights Church of God in Middletown, with the Rev. Walter D. Watkins officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery Mausoleum. The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stratford Heights Church of God, 4419 Nelson Road, Middletown 45042

Eleanor Mack
Mrs. Eleanor Mack, 68, of 802 16th Ave., died Tuesday morning, Aug. 17, 1999, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Middletown, Ohio, on Dec. 9, 1930, to the late James and Ovella Arnold. Mrs. Mack was a member of the Second Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Mack Sr. in September, 1998. Eleanor leaves to cherish her memory, five sons, Delbert and Rodney Arnold, both of Middletown, Roster Mack of Centerville, Ohio, and Charles Jr. and Raymond Mack, both of Middletown; three daughters, Murthene Johnson, and Tanya and Marquita Arnold, both of Middletown; a sister, Rosetta McCuller of Detroit, Mich.; five grandsons; six granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hall-Jordan Memorial Chapel, 918 S. Main St. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Second Baptist Church, 116 N. Verity Parkway, with the Rev. N.L. Cooper officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park.

Virginia Mays
Mrs. Virginia A. Mays, 69, of Middletown, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Middletown on March 23, 1930, and had lived here all of her life. She had been employed as a school bus driver for the Middletown city schools for 18 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Monroe First Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Louise (Gehm) Newcomb; and her mother-in-law, Betty Ann Mays. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Sam G. Mays; a son, Clayton Davis, and his wife, Brenda, of Trenton; a daughter, Karen Cresong, and husband, Todd, of Middletown; three grandchildren, Amy and Michael Cresong, both of Middletown and Christopher Davis of Trenton; a brother, Howard Newcomb Jr., and wife, Ruth, of Middletown; a sister, Barbara Warmoth of Middletown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, with Pastor Terry Ball officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 7811 Laurel Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45243.

James W. McKinney
James W. McKinneyJames William "Jimmy" McKinney, 52, of Madison Township, Ohio, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was a native of St. Augustine, Fla., and was born on Dec. 30, 1946, the son of James Robert and Elizabeth (McPherson) McKinney. Mr. McKinney was a truck driver for 11 years. He recently relocated to Middletown, Ohio, and was currently working for Fraley Trucking. Surviving are his wife, Brenda C. McKinney of Middletown; his mother, Elizabeth McKinney of Fort Pierce, Fla.; four sons, James McKinney Jr. and Glenn McKinney, both of Fort Pierce, Bobby Monk of Salisbury, N.C., and Ben Monk of Mulberry, Fla.; two daughters, Deirdra Sharer of Mulberry, Fla., and Heather McKinney of Fort Pierce; two brothers, Buddy McKinney of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Michael McKinney of Chesney, S.C.; a sister, Diane Lane of Fort Pierce; and 12 grandchildren.His father, James Robert McKinney, preceded him in death.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the Yates Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, Fla. Interment will be in White City Cemetery, Fort Pierce. Locally, friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home in Middletown.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 699 Price St., Alexandria, Va. 22314.

Garland Murray
Garland Murray, 65, of Middletown, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born on Sept. 28, 1933, in Fulton, Ky., the son of Ronald and Etta Murray and lived in this area most of his life. Mr. Murray served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Breiel Boulevard Church of God. He was preceded in death by his wife, Murel in 1992; his parents; and a brother, Warren Murray. Surviving are a daughter, Gina Murray of Franklin; a son, Michael A. Murray of Middletown; three sisters, Geraldine Roberts and Juanita Bogan, both of Middletown and Betty Bryant of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a brother, Darwin Murray of Middletown; three grandchildren, Katrina Fugate and Jeremy and Matthew Murray, all of Middletown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eric Newell officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mary D. Myers
Mrs. Mary Dorothy Hughes Ballard Myers, 74, formerly of Middletown, Ohio, presently of Ruskin, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at South Bay Hospital in Sun City, Fla. She was born on March 31, 1925, in Middletown, Ohio. She resided in Middletown for many years and had lived in Florida for the past 21 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God in Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, Creed and Bertha (Watkins) Whisman; her husbands, Dale Hughes, Marion Ballard and Marion Myers; a daughter, Pearlie Mae Ballard; a stepson, Billy Ballard; four brothers, Fred, Younger, Paul and John Whisman; and a sister, Ruth Psanner. Survivors include four sons, William "Bill" Goertemiller, and his wife, Susan, of Bahama, N.C., Robert Hughes, and wife, Kathy, of Middletown, Mike Ballard, and wife, Dorothy, of Mason, Ohio, and Floyd Ballard of Maryville, Tenn.; two daughters, Sharon Spencer, and husband, Charles, of West Alexandria, Ohio, and Dorothea Laverne Ross, and husband, Steve, of Middletown; two stepdaughters, Hazel Ballard of Ruskin, Fla., and Linda Harvison, and husband, Edward, of Hesperia, Mich.; four sisters, Sidney Hensley of Naples, Fla., Maude Preusch, and husband, Charles, of Hamilton, Mildred Perkins of West Carrollton and Barbara Jewell of Middletown; a brother, Clifford Whisman of Florida; 20 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Garrett Ashley officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, Aug. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Philip Thomas Napolitano
Philip Thomas Napolitano, beloved husband of Jean (Piatrowski), devoted father of Susan Wolf of Phoenix, Ariz., and Helen Trimboli of Fairfield, Ohio, dear brother of Viola Speranza of New York, loving grandfather of Stacey Tucker, Cheryl Trimboli, Ken Trimboli, Michael Wolf and Chris Trimboli, also survived by seven great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews in New York died Aug. 20, 1999, in Mason, Ohio. Born in New York City on June 19, 1918, he was a World War II Army Air Force veteran who served in the Pacific theater. He worked for Doubleday and Company for 30 years and the Arthritis Foundation, from where he retired in 1982. He had been a resident of Mason since 1986.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Shorten and Ryan Funeral Home, 400 Reading Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Susanna Church.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Cincinnati.

Mark A. Neu
Mark A. Neu, 78, of Monroe, Ohio, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1999, at Middletown Regional Hospital. The Monroe native was born on July 26, 1921, to Peter and Clara (Wagner) Neu and served in the Navy during World War II. Mr. Neu was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Church. He was one of the original founders of the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department on which he served for 43 years. He was also a member of American Legion Post 218 and the Monroe Historical Society. Mr. Neu had worked at Armco in the security department for 16 years, retiring in 1984. He was also a grocer at Neu's Market in Monroe from 1950 to 1966. He served as a councilman in Monroe for a four-year term from 1992 to 1995. Surviving are three sons, Mark A. Neu II and Patrick and David Neu, all of Monroe; six daughters, Frances Childers, Betty Barnett, Robin Sickle and Theresa Woodward, all of Monroe and Margaret Shepherd and Clara Klatt, both of Middletown; a sister, Vera Harmon of W. Hartford, Conn.; 17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard; four brothers, Charles, George, John and Edward Neu; a sister, Mary Reeder; and a granddaughter, Robin Childers.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Monroe, with Father John Kroeger as celebrant. Interment will be at North Monroe Cemetery. American Legion Post 218 Honor Guard will provide graveside military services. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home in Middletown.t MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe Fire Department, P.O. Box 117, Monroe 45050.


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