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William R. Billett
William R. Billett, 90, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2000, at his home.
He is survived by his wife, Martha; three children, William R. Billett Jr., James T. Billett and Peg McCabe; his grandchildren, Joni and Michael Crow, Cathryn and David Briggs, Dan McCabe, Steve McCabe and Lisa McCabe; a sister, Edith Stogner; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Billett was a lifelong resident of Madison Township. He served his community tirelessly as a member of Madison school board during the expansion of the system to a full 12-year program. He was part of the original Butler County Civil Defense Organization, a forerunner to Madison Life Squad, securing EMT certification.
Mr. Billett was retired as a safety supervisor from Frigidaire division of General Motors in Dayton after 42 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Middletown and a member of Jefferson Lodge 90 F & AM and a 32-degree Scottish Rite Mason, Dayton.
He, above all else, was faithful in his care of his wife, Martha. He was supportive of his family and friends. He delighted in the presence of his grandchildren, who valued his counsel and loved and respected him.
He was an excellent man.
ARRANGEMENTS: A private memorial service is planned. Arrangements are by Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: Contributions in his memory may be made to Madison Music Booster Program, c/o Madison High School, 1360 Middletown-Eaton Road, Middletown, 45042.
Darrel L. Birchfield
Darrel Lee Birchfield, 31, of 5951 Valley Brook Drive, Middletown, died Saturday, April 15, 2000.
He was born in Middletown on Jan. 8, 1969, the son of Arnold D. Birchfield and Ella M. (Adkins) Birchfield. He worked in maintenance for Spotless Professional Services, Inc.
Mr. Birchfield is survived by his parents, Arnold D. and Ella M. Birchfield of Middletown; two sisters, Tonya G. Faulk of Trenton and Kimberly L. Birchfield of Middletown; his grandmother, Alma Baker of Trenton; and a niece, Ashley Faulk.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home with the Rev. James Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Graveside services and burial will be at the Davis Family Cemetery in Farmers, Ky., at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Dorothy A. Blevins
Former Franklin resident Mrs. Dorothy A. (Edwards) Delo Blevins, 69, of Greenwood, Ind., died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at her residence.
She was born on June 1, in Akron, Ohio. Her parents were Frank and Edna (Hampton) Edwards. She married Russell Delo on Nov. 29, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1970. She then married James Blevins Jr. on Oct. 2, 1971. He preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 1999.
Survivors include three daughters, Diana Capin, Ellen Westlake and Pam Kidney, all of Greenwood, Ind.; three brothers, Bill Edwards of Winner, S.D., and Fred Edwards and Jim Edwards, both of Kent, Ohio; four sisters, Genia Ware of Tallmadge, Ohio, Elsie Teets of Brimfield, Ohio, Polly Sample of Green, Ohio, and Retha Baughman of Stow, Ohio; and seven grandchildren.
Besides her husbands she was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Edwards; and a sister, Nancy Edwards.
Dorothy owned and operated the House of Fabrics in Franklin, Ohio, for 25 years. She was also a homemaker. She attended the Community Church of Greenwood, Ind., and was a member of the Franklin Church of the Nazarene in Franklin, Ohio.
ARRANGEMENTS: Dr. Charles Lake will conduct a memorial service at 2 p.m. today, April 14, in the hospitality center at the Community Church of Greenwood in Greenwood, Ind.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Academy School, P.O. Box 387, Greenwood, Ind. 46142.
Wilson-St.Pierre Funeral Service of Greenwood, Ind., is handling the arrangements.
Wayne R. Blevins
Wayne R. Blevins, 60, of Middletown, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
The Middletown native was born here on Feb. 26, 1940, to Robert William "R.W." and Iva Mae "Ivy" Blevins. He was a lifelong Middletown resident and served in the Army during the Korean War. Mr. Blevins was the owner and operator of Blevins Maintenance which he ran for 42 years before retiring in 1997.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by six sons, Rob Blevins and Jason Blevins, both of Middletown, Dr. Randall Belvins of Louisville, Ohio, Scott Blevins of Franklin, Terry Blevins of Florida and Chuck Blevins of Columbus, Ohio; four daughters, Libby Welling, Nancy Salyer, Sherry Blevins and Tina Blevins, all of Middletown; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Duke Blevins of Middletown; a sister, Paige Barnhart of Trenton; and a very special cousin, Alan Signom of Middletown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with Dr. John E. Stevey officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. American Legion Post 218 Honor Guard will provide veteran services.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Glenn H. Chasteen
GRATIS -- Glenn H. "Budd" Chasteen, 41, formerly of Gratis, Ohio, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Jenison, Mich.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn Chasteen in 1985 and Dulayne (Hatch) Chasteen in 1970.
Mr. Chasteen was a U.S. Army veteran, serving 13 years.
He is survived by two sons, Jason Chasteen of Fort Drum, N.Y., and Eric Chasteen of Fort Hood, Texas; stepchildren Joshua, Ashlee, Cody and Jeremiah, all of Michigan; his mother, Nokie (Ronnie) Myers of Gratis; two maternal grandmothers, Rosa Gevedon of Camden, Ohio, and Martha Hatch of Medway, Ohio; three brothers, Bill (Jeannie) Chasteen of Lilly, Ky., Shane Chasteen of McKee, Ky., and Joe Chasteen of Eaton; four sisters, Joyce (Mark) Miller of New Paris, Ohio, Lori York, Debbie Nelson and Mary (Mike) McClanahan, all of Eaton, and Lori Rogers, mother of Jason and Eric Chasteen, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, with whom he lived, Lori and Scott Campbell of Jenison, Mich.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Gratis, Ohio, with the Rev. Bryon Gevedon officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
Community volunteer Mrs. Ruth "Hazel" (Bagette) Clermont, 78, of Detroit, and a former Middletown resident, died of undetermined causes Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Detroit Receiving Hospital.
She attended Middletown public schools and graduated from Howard University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. She also attended Wayne State University. In 1944, she received her medical technologist certification from the Franklin School of Science and Arts in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Clermont became a senior medical technologist at Herman Keifer Hospital in 1946. She met her husband, Dr. Volna Clermont, there in 1954.
In 1956, after moving to Detroit, Mrs. Clermont retired to start a family. In 1958, she began volunteering as a Sunday school teacher at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church. In 1960, she co-founded the Youth Frontier, which trained young girls to become volunteers. She also served as a junior Girl Scout leader for six years. "She has always been a people-person and enjoyed helping whomever she could," her husband said. "She was a happy, bright person, always looking for the best in everybody."
Mrs. Clermont served as board chairperson for Your Heritage House; as vice-chairperson for the Karmanos Cancer Center; and as a board member for the Friends of African and African-American Art Council, the Detroit Institute of Arts Founder's Society, the Detroit Urban League and the Ronald McDonald House.
Among her favorite positions was working as chairperson for an annual benefit roast for Karmanos and as dinner chair of the Bal African Charity Ball/Alain Locke Award Dinner. She also served on the Heart of Gold Council, Southeastern Michigan United Way and the Volunteer Council, United Way Community Service.
For the past 25 years, she served as volunteer activities chairperson for the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Mrs. Clermont also was a 50-year member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and was an avid golfer and art collector.
Mrs. Clermont is survived by her husband of 45 years; three children, Karen, Kimberly and Christopher; a sister, Brunetta Houston; a grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and other family members.
ARRANGEMENTS: Family hour was held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at Swanson's Funeral Home, Northwest Chapel, 14751 W. McNichols, Detroit. Funeral services were concluded at 10 a.m. Monday, April 17, at the Cathedral of St. Paul, 4800 Woodward, Warren.
Howard Cole, 68, formerly of Carlisle, died Monday, April 10, 2000 in Jackson, Ky. He was born in Owsley County, Ky., March 5, 1932.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha (Robertson) Cole.
Survivors include his father, Ralph Cole of Booneville, Ky.; three brothers, Dale Cole of London, Ky., Leo Cole of West Carrollton and Ralph Cole Jr. of Middletown; three sisters, Thelma Roberts (Chester) of Booneville, Juanita Vaughn (Roy) of Hamilton and Mary Johnson of Miamisburg; two children, Gary Lee Cole and Debra Sue Begley (Larry), both of Carlisle; four grandchildren, Phillip Cole, Casey Cole, Angie Cole and Chad Begley, all of Carlisle, and longtime friend and close companion Lydia Sandlin of Carlisle.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. today at Searcy and Strong Funeral Home, Booneville, Ky. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Elsie R. Davis
Mrs. Elsie R. Davis, 81, of 617 Dorset Drive, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Hospice of Dayton.
She was born in Hazelgreen, Ky., Oct. 19, 1918, the daughter of Richard and Mattie (Oldfield) Reed. She was retired from Middletown City Schools, where she worked for 15 years as the secretary to cafeterias supervisor. She formerly worked at Citizens Building and Loan. Mrs. Davis was a longtime member of Holy Family Parish, a life member of CLC and was active with the American Red Cross. She also volunteered at Middletown Regional Hospital.
Her husband, Gerald E. Davis, preceded her in death in 1997.
She is survived by two sons, Gerald E. Davis Jr. of Middletown and Robert R. Davis (wife, Paige) of Sanford, N.C.; a grandson, Daniel A. Davis (wife, Amy) of St. Paul, Minn.; two great-grandsons, Trevor Davis and Sean Davis; her beloved foster daughter, Barbara Spencer (husband, Bill) of Lebanon; foster grandchildren, Victor Reed Spencer of Los Angeles and Faith Ann Spencer of Boynton Beach, Fla.; step-granddaughter, Ann Haley of Long Beach, Calif. and her daughter, Marah Litchford.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Chapel, 1401 First Ave., celebrated by Father John Civille. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice of Middletown.
Mrs. Jessie Miller Davis, 85, a longtime Middletown resident, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at the Alois Alzheimer's Center in Cincinnati.
She was the widow of Elmer Davis, her husband of 60 years. She was born on May 30, 1914, the daughter of John and Anna (Peters) Miller.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Kenneth Walker of Indian Hill; two grandchildren, Cindy Walker Krall (David) of Indian Hill and Steven Walker of Cincinnati. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Steven and Andrew Krall.
Mrs. Davis was an avid boater, camper and animal lover who enjoyed long walks. Many years ago, because of her love of animals, she successfully lobbied in Columbus with two other Middletown women for a new Butler County Humane Shelter to replace the original, antiquated facility in Trenton, Ohio.
She had also been a Girl Scout leader and a Red Cross volunteer.
ARRANGEMENTS: A private memorial service for the family was held Monday, April 17, with burial in West Chester at Union Township Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Memorial donations may be made to the Alois Alzheimer's Foundation, 70 Damon Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45218.
Arrangements were handled by the Thomas Justin Memorial Funeral Home, 7500 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati.
MONROE -- Naveda Rose Demerecz, 50, of Monroe, passed away Friday, April 14, 2000, at her residence.
Ms. Demerecz was born in Hamilton, the daughter of John and Laura Demerecz. A lifelong resident of Middletown and Monroe, she was employed by General Electric.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, John Thomas of Oregon and a sister, Phyllis Barker of Monroe.
She is survived by a daughter, Leslie Ziminsky of Monroe; a son, Robert Line of Columbus and a sister, Carol Wigton of Zelienople, Pa.
ARRANGEMENTS: Ms. Demerecz will be cremated. A private memorial service and the spreading of ashes are planned. Arrangements are by Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home.
CARLISLE -- Chalmer Egelston, 69, of Carlisle, Ohio, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 13, 2000, at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka, Fla., where he was a patient for 10 days. He had been spending the winter in Florida.
He was born on May 23, 1930, in Mariba, Ky., to Viola (Gillie) and R. Kash Egelston and lived in the Middletown, Ohio, area since 1950. Mr. Egelston was a corrugator specialist at Inland Container Corp. for 37 years, retiring in 1987.
Earlier, he was the top salesman in the 1950s for Presto Pride Cookware. Since 1998, Mr. Egelston was an independent representative for Excel Communications. He was a former volunteer fireman with the Madison Township Fire Department. His hobby was training teams of oxen to show in parades. He was a member of the Towne Boulevard Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his father, R. Kash Egelston; and two brothers, Paul in 1933, and Reece Egelston in 1949.
Survivors include his wife of 49-1Ú2 years, Nancy; three sons, Paul Kelly Egelston, and his wife, Diane, and Michael Kash Egelston, all of Carlisle, and Ronald W. Egelston of Fort McCoy, Fla.; three daughters, Donna Peters, and husband, Ronald C., of Conyers, Ga., Ruth Linkous, and husband, Kenneth B., of Middletown and Jacqui Boy of Carlisle; 23 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; his mother, Viola (Gillie) Egelston of Frenchburg, Ky.; two brothers, Hobert Egelston, and wife, Jeannette (Nancy's sister), and Kenneth Egelston, and wife, Geneva, all of Menifee County, Ky.; two sisters, Dorothy Rulapaugh, and husband, Bob, of Sebring, Fla., and Doris Smith, and husband, Laurys B., of Menifee County, Ky.; four aunts; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be Thursday, April 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Towne Boulevard Church of God, 3722 Towne Blvd., Middletown.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21, at the church, with the Revs. Mark Jackson and Frank Curtis, Pastor Robert Manley and the Rev. Robert Northcutt officiating.
There will also be a visitation in Kentucky on Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Menifee Home for Funerals, Frenchburg, Ky., with funeral services at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Mack Cemetery, Menifee County, Ky.
MEMORIALS: A trust fund has been set up for his son, Michael K. Egelston in care of Towne Bank, Roosevelt Blvd., Middletown, Ohio. 45044.
Arrangements are by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.
Ms. Christianne Hagopian-Andel, 67, of Sacramento, Calif., died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at her residence.
She was born in Marseilles, France, on Nov. 20, 1932, the daughter of Ardaches Hagopian and Yeprouhie Farhaden of Middletown, Ohio. She attended the Conservatory of Marseilles where she studied classical piano. She graduated with a degree in classical music in 1950.
She then emigrated to the United States in 1959 and attended Fresno State College in Fresno, Calif.
From there she went to Seattle, Wash., and completed her master's degree in French literature and classical piano at the University of Washington in 1963. She taught music and French literature at the University of California in Santa Barbara and also taught French literature at the University of Sacramento.
She leaves her mother, Yeprouhie Farhaden, 89, of Middletown, Ohio; two sisters, Tania Culbertson of Middletown and Penny Weatherwax of Fresno, Calif.; seven nieces and nephews, Steven Gardner of Cincinnati, Donald Gardner, Thomas Gardner, Patricia Enright and Paul Weatherwax, all of Middletown, Christine Minestera of Denver, Colo., and Robin Weatherwax of San Jose, Calif.; great-nieces and nephews Catherine Marinelli of Philadelphia, Pa., Elizabeth Enright of Maui, Hawaii, David Enright of Cincinnati, and Paul Weatherwax Jr. and Penny Weatherwax, both of Middletown; and two great-great-nephews, Zachary and Michael Marinelli of Philadelphia.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Chapel of Holy Family Parish in Middletown at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 17.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Park South Technical Center, 5400 Dupont Circle, Milford, Ohio 45150.
C. Gladys Hall
GERMANTOWN -- C. Gladys Hall, 99, of Germantown, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Hospice of Dayton.
She was born in Preble County on Jan. 17, 1901, to Wert and Ida Belle (Littell) Whipp.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl E. Moyer in 1940, and her second husband, Raymond Hall in 1987.
She was a housewife most of her life. She was a member of the State Road United Methodist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Edwin (Gerdie) Moyer of Eaton, Carl (Louella) Moyer of Germantown and Norman (Louella) Moyer of Farmersville; four daughters, Lenora (Clarence) Brown and Virginia Stolz of West Carrollton, Janet (Keith) Buckmaster of Springfield and Shirley (Joe) Emrick of Farmersville; two stepsons, Bill (Laverne) Hall of California and John (Pauline) Hall of West Middletown and two stepdaughters, Betty (Harvey) Stone of Middletown and Pat (John) Curtis of Carson, Calif.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home in Gratis, with the Rev. Gary Wood officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Gratis. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
MEMORIALS: Donations may be made to State Road United Methodist Church, Germantown.
Floyd E. Hollenbaugh
GERMANTOWN -- Floyd E. Hollenbaugh, 84, of Germantown, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at his residence.
He was born on Jan. 31, 1916, to the late Harvey and Maude (Izor) Hollenbaugh. Mr. Hollenbaugh was employed at Frigidaire in Dayton and retired from there. He then worked at the Romar Roller Rink in Germantown.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Marie (Seamon) Hollenbaugh.
He is survived by two sons, Keith Hollenbaugh and Rodd Hollenbaugh, and his wife, Donna, all of Germantown; two daughters, Gayle Hollenbaugh of Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Flo Lakes, and her husband, Terry, of Germantown; four grandchildren, Sam Hollenbaugh and Steven, Michael and Heather Ilo; a brother, Deaner Hollenbaugh of Middletown; and a sister, Mary Poffenbarger of Germantown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Arpp & Root Funeral Home in Germantown with the Rev. James Whorton officiating. Visitation will be at 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Germantown Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Germantown Rescue Squad.
Theodore W. Hunter
Theodore W. Hunter, 87, of Florence, Ky., passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at his residence.
He was born in Marion, Ind., on Oct. 4, 1912, the son of Joseph and Jessie (Good) Hunter. He formerly resided in the Middletown/Hamilton area. Mr. Hunter retired as a scheduler from Armco Steel Co. in 1965 after completing 34 years of service. He was a World War II Army veteran and was affiliated with the Florence, Ky., United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Hugh L. Bates Masonic Lodge and the Ohio Farm Bureau.
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte (Marshall) Hunter of Florence, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for noon Friday at Stith Funeral Home, 7500 Highway 42, Florence, Ky. Interment will be at Miltonville Cemetery in Trenton, Ohio. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Florence United Methodist Church, 8585 Old Toll Road, Florence, Ky. 41042; or Hospice of Northern Kentucky, 1403 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Ky. 41075-2527.
FRANKLIN -- Marcellene Hollingsworth, 70, of Franklin, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital.
She was born in Franklin on Aug. 12, 1929, the daughter of Carl and Olive (Skinner) Hineline and was a life-long resident of Franklin. She was formerly employed as an office manager for W.G. Grant, worked with Franklin Public Library, was secretary for Franklin City Schools and served as treasurer. She was currently secretary and business manager to St. Mary Church, where she was a lifelong member.
Preceding her in death were her parents; two sons, Scott Hollingsworth in 1995 and Mike Hollingsworth in 1997; four brothers, Joe, Carl, Edward and Charles Hineline and a sister, Mary Margaret Hineline.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Jim Hollingsworth; two sons, Joe Hollingsworth of Monroe and Randy and his wife Janet (Pursley) Hollingsworth of Athens; a daughter, Patti (Hollingsworth) and husband Harold Rouster of Denver; a sister, Patricia (Hineline) Wheeler of New Carlisle; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews and a daughter-in-law, Jeannie (Durall) Hollingsworth.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mass of Christian Burial is Tuesday at St. Mary Church, 115 S. Main St., Franklin, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Joseph Bruening celebrant. Burial will be in Woodhill Cemetery. Visitation is today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Mary Church or the American Heart Association.
Mrs. Elva Kash, 90, a resident of Garden Manor Retirement Community, died Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital.
She was born in Harrisburg, Ill., Sept. 3, 1909, the daughter of C.O. and Sarah Fleming. She was a member of the First Christian Church and Middletown Senior Citizens.
Her husband, Harry Kash, preceded her in death in 1970.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with Pastor Carol Oetzel officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at Woodside Cemetery.
Clarence Lane Sr.
Clarence Lane Sr., 83, of Middletown, Ohio, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital.
He was born on Nov. 25, 1916, in Uniontown, Ala. Mr. Lane lived in Middletown for 40 years and worked at Armco Steel Co. until his retirement. He was first united to Grace Apostolic Church in Middletown. He later became a member of Unity Tabernacle Full Gospel Church under the pastorate of Apostle James and Lanita Lyles.
He was preceded in death by his parents and beloved wife, Roberta Lane.
He leaves to cherish his memory, a son, Elder Clarence Lane Jr. of Middletown; a brother, Junior Lane of Philadelphia, Pa.; a sister, Lizzie Ellis of Uniontown, Ala.; a beloved sister-in-law, Eloise Nord of Middletown; two grandchildren, Geneva Lane Robinson and Clarence Lane III, both of Middletown; three great-grandchildren, Chaunda and Marcus Robinson and Collen Lane of Middletown; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at noon Monday, April 17, at Hall-Jordan Memorial Chapel, 918 S. Main St., with Apostle James Lyles officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at the chapel.
Mabel E. Lawson
CARLISLE -- Mabel E. Lawson, 70, died Sunday, April 16, 2000, at her home in Carlisle.
She was born Sept. 26, 1929, in Middletown, the daughter of Ira and Emma Noble.
She is survived by her husband, Tom (Sterling) Lawson; son, Ervin E. (Marilyn) Lawson of Franklin; daughters, Vicki (Gary) Price of Franklin, Gayla Fox of Hillsboro and Elizabeth "Libby" (Stan) Layer of Carlisle; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
She is the sister of Harold Noble of Middletown; Noah Noble of Florida; Ervin Noble of Florida; Ray Noble of Hamilton; Henry Noble of Wilmington; Jerry Noble of Franklin; Anna Stacy of Florida; Sarah Haines of Franklin; Betty Noble of Kentucky; Katie Twigg of Franklin and the late Rhoda Hitte of Franklin.
She was a member of the Franklin Church of God and worked in the care center.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Fultz officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Beulah A. Luttrell
Mrs. Beulah A. Luttrell, 97, of Middletown, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at 6:15 p.m. in her residence.
She was born Jan. 19, 1903, in McNairy County, Tenn., and had lived in Richmond, Ind., for many years before moving to Middletown 30 years ago. She was a member of the Church of God and attended the South Middletown Church of God. She was among the last ones to work at the Atomic Bomb Plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn., during World War II before it closed after the war. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Mattie (Irons) Swiney; her husband, Mack Dewey Luttrell in 1969; four brothers, Loonie, Mark, Lewis and Otto Swiney; five sisters, Myrtle Hughes, Dulcie Davis, Daisy Scott, Lessie Forshe and Lillie Gillum and two grandsons, Randy Barker and Kip Kelsey.
She is survived by two sons, James D. Luttrell and wife Angie of Brownsville, Ind., and Billy M. Luttrell and wife Linda of Hamilton; three daughters, Jean Clower and husband Harold of Richmond, Ind., Bobbie R. Barker and husband Ralph "Junior" of Middletown and Kathy M. Kelsey and husband Dave of Edgewood, Fla.; five grandchildren, Deborah Horn and husband Ken of New Port Richey, Fla., David Luttrell and John Luttrell, both of Hamilton, Caron Jeffers and husband Michael of Chapel Hill, Tenn., and Donald Kelsey of Fulton, N.Y., and three great-grandchildren, Erin Barker, Tory Morton and Katlyn Kelsey.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. E.L. Cloninger officiating. Burial will be at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, 45420.
Jo Ann Moore
FRANKLIN -- Mrs. Jo Ann "Cookie" Moore, 53, of Franklin, passed away Monday, April 10, 2000.
She was a beautician at O'Hair International for the past 10 years and a volunteer for Hospice of Middletown.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her parents, John and Eileen (Walsh) Miner; and a brother, John Miner.
She is survived by her husband, George Moore of Franklin; two sisters, Sheila Patterson, and her husband, Tom, of Franklin, and Mary Sue Palmer, and husband, Joe, of Huber Heights, Ohio; a twin brother, Joe Miner of Franklin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at noon Friday at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, Dayton. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Ave., at Rahn Road, Dayton.
MEMORIALS: If desired, contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice of Middletown.
Louis Anderson Pickard
Louis Anderson Pickard, 74, of 805 S. Main St., died Friday, April 14, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 14, 1926, in Harrison, Ind., the son of Nicklas Anderson Pickard and Velma Mae Chester Pickard.
Mr. Pickard was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army as a master sergeant cook. He was a self-employed builder.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Pearlie Mae Walters; and a brother, Charles Thomas Pickard.
Mr. Pickard is survived by his wife, Marie Verdu Hagen Pickard; six daughters, Wilma Joyce Self of Jeffersonville, Ind., Jane Crow of Reagen, of Tennessee, Gloria Pickard Kennedy of Versailles, Ky., Linda Pickard Rillo of Coral Springs, Fla., Janet Pickard Wakim of Wildomar, Calif., and Nancy Pickard Ritchey of Palm Harbor, Fla.; four sons, Daniel W. Pickard of Kings Mills, Ohio, Donald Louis Pickard of Monticello, Ky., Larry Alan Pickard and James E. Pickard, both of Lexington, Ky.; 24 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Thomas B. Mellott officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park with military honors by American Legion Post 218 Color Guard.
Edward R. Powers
Mr. Edward R. Powers, 69, of Middletown, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2000, at 10:45 a.m. at Middletown Regional Hospital where he had been a patient for 20 days.
He was born Sept. 2, 1930, in Middletown, to Hazel Rose and Wade Powers Sr. He owned Powers Auto Sales from 1954 to 1994, when he retired. He had taken over the family business which was previously owned by his father since 1939 and is now owned by his son, Rick Powers, making a total of 61 years of being owned by the same family. He was a member of Shiloh's Candlestick Church of Middletown. He was the former president of the Used Car Dealers Association of Ohio. He also received several awards for his accomplishments in sales.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Christine (Cornett) Powers; a son, Richard Powers and wife Sandy of Middletown; three granddaughters, Trisha Marie Powers Witters and husband Mike of Franklin, Jeannie Sue Helton Anderson and husband Bob of Centerville and Theresa Lynn Helton Imhoff and husband Ron of Middletown; three great-grandchildren, Chelsea Lynn, Jordan and Hannah Marie; two sisters, Mary Barker and husband Gene of Middletown and Bobbi Lynn Coyle of Atlanta and three brothers, Wade Powers Jr. and wife Maxine of Newark, Donald Powers and wife Norma of Franklin and Thomas Powers and wife Amella of Titusville, Fla.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Charlene Allen officiating. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park in Trenton.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh's Candlestick Church, 2110 Crescent Blvd., Middletown, 45042.
CARLISLE -- Claude Riley, 65, of 110 Colonel Drive, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1935, in Morris Fork, Ky., the son of Ed and Tressie (Baker) Riley. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. Mr. Riley was employed as plant engineer for Miami Packing in Middletown, retiring in 1995 after more than 35 years of service.
He was a deacon and member of the Riverview Baptist Church and also served as a Sunday school teacher.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Wilma; a son, William T. Riley, and his wife, Amber D., of Dayton; a brother, Roscoe Riley, and his wife, Jeannie, of Pleasant Plain, Ohio; three sisters, Alma Green, and husband, David, of El Paso, Texas, Naomi Belcher, and husband, J.V., of Morris Fork, Ky., and Ruth Deaton, and husband, L.M., of Blanchester, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverview Baptist Church with the Rev. Don McMurray Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Riverview Baptist Church, 7237 Martz Paulin Road, Carlisle.
Edith H. Riley
FRANKLIN -- Mrs. Edith Hope Riley of 6842 Shaker Road, Franklin, died at her home on Tuesday, April 11, 2000, surrounded by her family.
She was born Edith Hope Lainhart to Midford and Minerva Lainhart on Feb. 7, 1928, in West Carrollton, Ohio. She married Roy S. Riley on Nov. 21, 1947, in Newport, Ky.
She is survived by her husband, Roy S. Riley Sr.; two sisters, Ruby Fragessar of Miamisburg and Aileen Martin of Franklin; 10 children, six sons and four daughters, Roy Steven Riley Jr. of Richmond, Ky., Gregory Kline Riley of Franklin, Jo-Ann Isaacs of Medora, Ind., Glenn David Riley of Vallonia, Ind., Mary Wayne Riley of Carlisle, Donna Marie Riley of Medora, Ind., Marshall Jude Riley of Middletown, Sandra Kay Hamilton of Seymour, Ind., Tony Douglas Riley of Franklin and Rita Renee Smith of Seymour, Ind.; 34 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Edith was an esteemed poet, published in Distinguished Poets of America, Treasured Poems of America, Contemporary Poets of America and Britain, Our World's Favorite Poems; also Who's Who in Poetry, selected works of Our World's Best Poets and various newspapers.
She was a member of the International Society of Poets and the National Library of Poetry and several additional poetry organizations. She received numerous certificates of merit including six from World of Poetry and one from Talented and Associated Companies.
On Sept. 2, 1991, she was honored as the Golden Poet at the golden Poets' Round-Robin in New York City. She read her poem, "Wisdom of the Ants" on the television show, "Poetryland -- The Wonderful World of Poetry."
She was a devout Christian all of her life and a proud member of the National Rifle Association.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Norman Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Springboro Cemetery. Visitation is today, April 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Lucille Shields of 906 Cleveland Ave. died Saturday morning, April 15, 2000, at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Ind.
She was born in Ironton, Ohio, the daughter of William and Belle (Miller) Richendollar and had worked as a restaurant worker at LeSourdsville Lake Park for more than 20 years. She was a member of the Baptist faith.
Her husband, David Shields, preceded her in death in 1986. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her three sons, Darrell Shields of Camden, Larry Shields of Middletown and Paul Shields of Tacoma, Wash.; nine grandchildren, Donnie, Kevin, Davie, Angela, Jeff, John, Carrie Lynn, Jacob and David and by a sister, Hilda Blankenship of Ironton.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with Pastor Howard Sears officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services Monday. Burial will follow in Butler County Memorial Park.
Hillard F. Shoemaker
Hillard F. Shoemaker, 82, of Middletown, formerly of Rochester, Mich., passed away Friday, April 14, 2000, at 3 p.m. at Barbara Park Care Center after a long illness.
He was born November 5, 1917, in Lee County, Ky. He retired from General Motors in Michigan after 32 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia; a sister, Dorothy Lutes of Lee County; a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law, Ray and Lucille Bailey of Middletown; two other sisters-in-law, Geneva Treadway of Hamilton and Jean Treadway of Liberty, Ind., and a host of nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Mellott officiating. Visitation is from 1 p.m. until time of the service Monday. Burial is at Hickory Flat Cemetery.