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Mildred F. Arnold
SPRINGBORO -- Mrs. Mildred F. (Frank) Arnold, 83, of Springboro, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000. An area resident since 1948, Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Pearl (Brown) Frank; two brothers, Leo and Arlie Frank; and a sister, Marie Brunk. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John L. Arnold; a son and daughter-in-law, John J. and Donna Arnold of Loveland; a brother, Joseph Frank of Loveland; three grandchildren, Catherine, John and Donald Arnold; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation is today, Aug. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home in Lebanon. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Lebanon, with Father Lou Hohlmayer as celebrant. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Charles C. Alexander
Charles C. Alexander Jr., 80, of Middletown, died Monday morning, Aug. 7, 2000, at the Veteran's Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. Charley was born in Tulsa, Okla., on March 11, 1920, to the late Charles C. and Alta (Martin) Alexander. Known as "Tiny," he retired in 1982 from the Sorg Paper Co. in Middletown after 45 years of service as a stationary fireman. He was a veteran of the Air Force, serving during World War II. He is survived by a son, Lyle Alexander (Gail) of Middletown; a daughter, Alta Gilbert (Lowell) of Dayton, Ohio; grandsons, Sean D. Alexander (Pat) of Greenville, Tenn., Javan C. Alexander (Becka) of Middletown and Julian C. Gilbert of Dayton; granddaughters, Shannon Pierce (Jim) of Hamilton, Ohio, and Erica Gest (Jason) of Cleveland, Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Chealsea, Kirk and Charles Lukus Alexander, all of Greenville, Tenn.; brothers, Eugene Alexander (Alma) of Hunter, and Sedrick McGuire of Middletown; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Alexander, on Jan. 11, 1998; his parents; two sisters, Ruth Bess of Oxford, Ohio, and Grace Hutchionson of Middletown; and four brothers, John McGuire, David Alexander, Bill Alexander and Edgar Alexander, all of Middletown. Charles was a member of the local Countryside Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. He was a dedicated servant of Jehovah since 1960.
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 6556 Hamilton-Middletown Road (Ohio 4), Middletown, Ohio. Ronald Buchanan will officiate. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Veteran's Medical Center on 9 North and 5 East, and attending physician Dr. Kumar.
MEMORIALS: It was Charley's wish, that in lieu of flowers, a contribution may be sent to the Countryside Kingdom Hall in support of the worldwide ministry of Jehovah's Witnesses. Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home is serving the family.

Helen Applegate
Mrs. Helen Applegate, 78, formerly of 509 S. Main St., Middletown, passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at 7:05 a.m. at Garden Manor Retirement Village where she had resided for five months. She was born on Nov. 26, 1921, in Middletown, Ohio, and had lived here all of her life. She graduated from Middletown High School and Middletown Business College. Helen was employed as a secretary at Aeronca during World War II. She then worked as a secretary to Jack Casper at Casper & Casper Law Offices and later was a sales representative for Olan Mills. She had also worked for the Blue Ball Tastee Freeze, which was owned by her family. Mrs. Applegate was a member of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Allie (Jones) and George Likiarthis; her first husband, Edward Warden Lee; and her second husband, Harry Thomas Applegate. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Applegate of Middletown; three sons, Jack Lee, and his wife, Barbara, William Applegate, and his wife, Dawn, and George Applegate, all of Middletown, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Becky Thompson, and her husband, Scott, of Monroe, and Crista Applegate, Casie Lazier, and her husband, Ron, and Jason and Ryan Applegate, all of Middletown, and George Applegate Jr. and Danny Applegate; six great-grandchildren, Tyler Applegate, Morgan, Rachael and Jessie Thompson and Cayla Lazier; and one expected great-granddaughter.
ARRANGEMENTS: There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at Woodside Cemetery, with the Rev. Doctor Christos B. Christakis officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 2500 Grand Ave., Middletown 45044. Arrangements are by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.

Luteresa Bierman
Mrs. Luteresa Bierman, 81, of Middletown, passed away Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born in Middletown, Ohio, on Oct. 15, 1918, and was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Bierman was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Chapel of Holy Family Parish. She was preceded in death by her parents, Verner and Anna Lay; four brothers, John, Gene, Leonard and Billy; and four sisters, Rose, Mildred, Pauline and Ina Jane. She leaves her husband of 62 years, John F. Bierman; three daughters, Judi (Gene) Bonny of Franklin, Deanna (Bert) Cole of Gladwin, Mich., and Deborah (Barry) Person of Stockton, Calif.; two sons, John Bierman of San Antonio, Texas, and Kevin (Carol) Bierman of Carlisle, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas (Betty) Lay of Middletown; and two sisters, Cecilia Cramer and Betty Snell, both of Middletown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at St. John's Chapel of Holy Family Parish, with Father John Civille as celebrant. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park in Trenton. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home; and also on Monday at St. John's Chapel from 9 to 10 a.m.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Middletown Regional Hospital, ICU Unit, 105 McKnight Drive, Middletown 45042; or Holy Family Parish, 1405 First Ave., Middletown 45042.

Richard L. Buchanan
Richard L. "Porky" Buchanan, 54, of Middletown, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at University Hospital of Cincinnati. He was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., on Aug. 18, 1945, and was a lifelong resident of this area. Mr. Buchanan worked as a printer at Lord Label for three years and was a brakeman at Armco Steel. He retired in 1991. He was a member of the Towne Boulevard Church of God. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Grant Buchanan and Hettie Virginia (Stalneker) Buchanan; a sister, Violet M. Blevins; a brother-in-law, Kenneth S. Blevins; and an aunt, Evelyn C. Kelley. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen K. Hauser (Timothy) of Middletown; two grandchildren, Virginia and Adam Hauser, both of Middletown; two brothers, Alvin Buchanan and Hayward Buchanan (Margie), both of Middletown; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Jackson officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Jerry Lee Collins
FRANKLIN -- Jerry Lee (Jake) Collins, 60, of Franklin, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at his residence. He was born on April 10, 1940, and was a lifelong resident of Franklin. Mr. Collins was a master plumber in the Miami Valley for 22 years. He was an avid golfer, fisherman, University of Kentucky basketball fan and a member of the Crestview Church of God in Germantown. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paris and Anna Mae (Little) Collins of Franklin. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Juanita (Dalton) Collins; a son and daughter-in-law, J. Christopher and Robyn Dawn Collins of Springboro; two grandchildren, Matthew and Meredith Collins; his mother-in-law, Dexter Dalton of Franklin; a brother, Paul of Carlisle; a sister, Joanne Johnson of Middletown; a half-brother, Jack Collins of Miamisburg; two half-sisters, Wanda Greene of Franklin and Coralee Peterson of Kentucky; and a stepmother, Rose Collins of Springboro.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Unglesby-Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. Second St., Franklin, with the Rev. Joe Goodloe officiating. Burial will be in Woodhill Cemetery in Franklin. The family will receive friends today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown, Ohio 45044.

Robert C. Cox
Former Middletown resident Robert C. Cox, 70, of 76th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at his residence. He was born in Middletown, Ohio, on Sept. 23, 1929, the son of the late Raymond and Elsie Bold Cox. Mr. Cox retired from Armco Steel Co. in Middletown, following 35 years of service as supervisor of mailing and printing services. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton, Ohio, the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio, Lincoln Lodge Chapter 87 of Middletown, Omar Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Charleston, S.C., and the Grand Chapter 93 of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Johnnie and Mary Plyler of Rock Hill, S.C. Survivors include his wife, Janice Plyler Cox of Myrtle Beach; a son, Denis M. Cox of Middletown; three daughters, Deborah C. Mazzoni of Leawood, Kan., Karen Bailey of South Fulton, Tenn., and Sharon Reno of Wickliffe, Ky.; and eight grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home, Myrtle Beach, S.C., with the Revs. Greg Black and Gene Plyler officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C., 29605-4277.

Mary DiCristoforo
Mary DiCristoforo, 78, of Middletown, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. A Middletown native, she was born on July 16, 1922, a daughter of Rocco and Emilla (Capodicasa) DiCristoforo. Mary was a member of Holy Family Parish. She is survived by two sisters, Yolanda Fitzpatrick of Middletown and Elvira (Dan) Vitale of Hamilton; a brother, Rocco (Teresa) DiCristoforo of Middletown; numerous nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Dominick and Gabriel DiCristoforo.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family, with Father John Civille officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Eugene E. Eck
Former Middletown resident Eugene Edward Eck., 57, of Nacogdoches, Texas, died as a result of auto accident on Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, in Nacogdoches. He was born in Middletown, Ohio, on March 26, 1943, the son of William Oglesby Eck Sr. and Ruth (Kiser) Eck. Mr. Eck was a medical technologist and was the owner/operator of his own medical lab in Middletown, Eck Medical Laboratories, from 1968 to 1980. After graduating from Middletown High School in 1960, he served in the U.S. Navy where he attended laboratory school, graduating in 1964. He then attended the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University and graduated in 1968. Mr. Eck was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Martha Wilson in July 1976; and an infant sister who died at birth. He is survived by four brothers, William Oglesby Eck Jr., of Indianapolis, Ind., Jack Eck of Newport, Ky., Jerry Eck of West Elkton, and Tom Eck of Dallas, Texas; and six sisters, all residents of Middletown, Betty Gilbert, Mildred Downing, Shirley, and her husband, Robert Downs, Phyllis Wilson, Eleanor, and her husband, Larry Preusch, and Carol Capozzi; and 29 nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial services will be at the convenience of the family.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are being handled by the Laird McGill Funeral Home in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Sandra R. Embry
Sandra R. Embry, 55, of Hamilton, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Hospice of Cincinnati at Mercy Hamilton. She was born July 10, 1945, in Hamilton, the daughter of Raymond and Ruth (Reeb) Schurger. She attended Hamilton schools, graduating from Garfield High School in 1963. On May 30, 1970, she married George C. Embry. Sandra was employed in the medical records department at Mercy Hospital in Hamilton. She was a member of the First St. Johns United Church of Christ, was Past Worthy Matron of the Washington Chapter No. 195 O.E.S., Past Royal Matron of the Order of Amaranth Hamilton Court No. 49, past president of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Hamilton Commandry No. 41, the Hamilton Hillbillies Club No. 1, and loved arts, crafts and collectibles. She is survived by her husband, George C. Embry; children, David S. Embry and his wife Melanie of Trenton, Carla D. Rice and her husband Robby of Fairfield, and Geoffrey A. Embry and his fiancee Kim Heidenreich of Hamilton; a granddaughter, Jordyn Riley Rice of Fairfield; sisters, Gerry Brainard and her husband Gordon of Hamilton and Jackie Grant and her husband Bill of Trenton; a brother, George "Benny" Schurger and his wife Penny of Hamilton; seven loving nieces and nephews, and 14 great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. The family would like to extend sincere "thanks" to: Dr. Paula Weisenberger and the Oncology Group, the nurses of Hospice of Cincinnati at Mercy Hamilton for all the loving care they gave, and also the Rev. David Phillips of the Pleasant Run Church of Christ for his ministry and guidance.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Webb Noonan Funeral Home, Ross Avenue at South D Street, with the Rev. Phillips officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Order of Eastern Star services at 7 p.m. Entombment is at Rose Hill Burial Park.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, Sandy would appreciate memorial contributions be given to Hospice of Cincinnati at Mercy Hamilton, 2710 Reading Road, Box 710784, Cincinnati, Ohio 45271 or the American Cancer Society, 11117 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242.

Calvin 'Bud' Gentry
Calvin C. "Bud" Gentry, 75, of Middletown, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at Kettering Medical Center. He was born on June 22, 1925, in Grannie, Ky., son of Green Gentry and Cella (Drake) Gentry. Mr. Gentry served in the Army during World War II. He was a design engineer for General Motors, retiring in 1986, with 38 years of service. Mr. Gentry was a member of the Trenton First Church of God. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife, Sally (Smith) Gentry; two daughters, Bonnie Gentry Kelly of Orlando, Fla., and Kimberly Tennyson of Gurnee, Ill.; three sons, Roy Dean Gentry of Stanton, Ky., Terry Gentry of Inverness, Fla., and Douglas Gentry of Waynesville; 19 grandchildren; three sisters, Irene Ford and Shirley Sanders, both of Bryan, Ohio, and Imogene Wheetley of Cabot, Ark.; four brothers, Willie Gentry of Franklin, and Willis Gentry, Raleigh Donald Gentry and Jackie Clay Gentry, all of Middletown; four stepdaughters, Edgell (Perkins) Sparks of Bronson, Mich., Sherry (Perkins) Role of Roseville, Minn., Claudia (Perkins) Williams of Grand Prairie, Texas, and Cassandra (Perkins) Day of Dayton, Ohio; and two stepsons, Patrick Perkins and Roy Allen Perkins, both of Naples, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Wendell, Winford, Benjamin and Teddy; and two sisters, Alliene and Vivian (Gentry) Graves.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Trenton First Church of God, with Pastor Steve Cable officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home; and from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Trenton First Church of God. Burial will be at the Butler County Memorial Park, with military rites by the American Legion Post 218 Honor Guard.

Bruce P. Gudenkauf
Bruce Patrick Gudenkauf, 51, of Lebanon, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at 8:30 a.m. at Middletown Regional Hospital where he was a patient for three days. He was born on Nov. 20, 1948, in Fort Myers, Va., to Bernard and Mildred (Hess) Gudenkauf. He had resided in the Lebanon, Ohio, area for 15 years. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and achieved the rank of lieutenant commander in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Mr. Gudenkauf was an attorney and a member of the Butler County Bar Association, the Warren County Bar Association and the Middletown Bar Association. He was also vice president of the Butler County Law Library Association Inc. He served as a 4H adviser and was a member of Holy Family Parish. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances (Schartenberg) Gudenkauf in 1975. Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Janet C. Gudenkauf; two daughters, Sarah E. and Deborah A. Gudenkauf, both at home; his parents, Maj. Bernard "Bud" and Mildred (Hess) Gudenkauf of Fairfield, Ohio; and a brother, Barry Gudenkauf of Fairfield.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Holy Trinity Chapel of Holy Family Parish, 201 Clark St., Middletown, with Father John Civille as celebrant. Interment will be at noon Friday, Aug. 18, at the Dayton National Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post 218 Honor Guard. Those wishing to attend the services at the cemetery may meet at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. for the procession to the cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown 45044.

Mildred Gwinn
Mrs. Mildred Gwinn, 81, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at 6:17 p.m. at Middletown Regional Hospital, where she had been a patient for one day. She was born on May 14, 1919, in Thurmond, W.Va., and moved to the Middletown area in 1953. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mabel (Walker) and Harry Wood. Mrs. Gwinn is survived by her husband of 621┌2 years, the Rev. Loma Gwinn of Middletown; a son, Keith Gwinn, and his wife, Betty, of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Brenda Green, and her husband, Pastor Roger Green, of Middletown; seven grandsons, Michael Gwinn of Denver, Colo., Deric Gwinn, and wife, Beth, of Seattle, Wash., and Tony Green, and wife, Kristi Green, Todd Green, and wife, Holly, Tate Green, and wife, Leah, Travis Green and Titus Green, all of Middletown; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Myron Wood, and wife, Geneva, of Edmond, W. Va., Forrest Wood, and wife, Louise, of Jackson, Ohio, and John Wood, and wife, Ruth, of Gallipolis, Ohio; and a sister, Barbara Waldron, and husband, Ray, of McArthur, Ohio.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church, 3023 N. Union Road, Middletown. There will also be an hour of visitation at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, prior to the funeral service. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Grace Baptist Church, with Pastors Roger Green and Darrell Messer officiating. Interment will be at the Miami Valley Memory Gardens on Ohio 48 in Warren County, Ohio.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Baptist Church Millenium Vision Fund, P.O. Box 44777, Middletown, Ohio 45042. Arrangements are by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.

Alex Harris
Alex Harris, 75, of 1209 Elm St., Middletown, was born on July 11, 1925, in Anguilla, Miss. He departed this life Friday, Aug. 11, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He worked for 32 years at Armco/AK Steel Co. He loved to go hunting and working in the garden. Alex was preceded in death by his father, Charles Harris; his mother, Ora Harris; and four brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Harris; two sons, Ernest Harris of Michigan and Darius Harris of Middletown; four brothers, L.A. Harris (Ethel Bell), J.W. Harris of Greenville, Miss., J.D. Young of Riverside Md., and Dave Young of Jackson, Miss.; five sisters, Ceatrice Jones of Vicksburg, Miss., Shirley Northcross, Dorothy White (Cleveland) of Greenville, Miss., Martha Taylor (Connie) of Jackson, Miss., and Catherine Harris of Chicago Ill.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends may call on Friday, Aug. 18, from noon until time of service at 1 p.m. at the Murchison Chapel, 611 S. Main St., Middletown, with the Rev. Charles Foggie Jr., pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hall-Jordan Memorial Chapel, 918 S. Main St., Middletown.

William H. Hudson
William Harold Hudson, 74, of Middletown, died Monday, Aug. 7, 2000, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Springfield, Ohio, on Sept. 5, 1925, but lived in this area most of his life. Mr. Hudson was formerly employed as a tool-and-dye maker at Chrysler. He retired after 27 years of service in 1989. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Helen Hudson; two brothers, Jack and Don Hudson; and a grandson, Jacob Hudson. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Roberta; three sons, Danny Hudson, and his wife, Rebecca, of Lexington, Ky., and Tim Hudson, and his wife, Mary, and Mike Hudson, all of Middletown; and five grandchildren, Heather, Angela, Jessica, Lacey and Joseph Hudson.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael A. Miller officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8899 Brookside Ave., Suite 102, West Chester, Ohio, 45069.

James Walker Huff
James Walker Huff, 62, of Middletown, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born in Hyden, Ky., on Sept. 23, 1936, and lived in this area most of his life. Mr. Huff was employed as a meat cutter at Kroger's for 43 years before retiring in 1999. He was an avid fisherman, race fan and fan of the Kentucky Wildcats. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy Howard and Ruby (Huff) Colwell; and his stepfather, Rufus Colwell. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Ruby L. Huff; a daughter, Robin (Greg) Middleton of Hamilton, Ohio; a grandson, Austin Middleton of Middletown; five sisters, Jeanie Romans of Middletown, Artie Brock of Camden, Janet Feltner of Franklin, Mary Ruth Deaton of Hyden, Ky., and Judy Feltner of Hyden; and numerous nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kenny Murphy officiating. Interment will be in Butler County Memorial Park in Trenton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Fannie Johnson
Mrs. Fannie Johnson, 87, formerly of Middletown, died at the Otterbein-Lebanon Retirement Village Tuesday morning, Aug. 8, 2000. She was born on June 2, 1913, at Bath County, Ky., the daughter of Samuel and Mary McCarty Wills. Mrs. Johnson had been employed by the Middletown School System as a cafeteria worker for 20 years. She had attended the Towne Boulevard Church of God and was a member of the Middletown Area Senior Citizens. She leaves three daughters, Norma, and her husband, Charles Scheibert, of Plant City, Fla., Carolyn, and her husband, Ed Maines, of Monroe, and Marilyn Johnson of Monroe; a son, Bob, and his wife, Joan Johnson, of Middletown; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Johnson in 1974; a son, Dean Johnson in 1998; four brothers, Felmer Wills, Freeman Wills, Fray Wills and Floyd Wills; and a sister, Flora Norris.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Mark Jackson officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Entombment will be held at the Woodside Cemetery Mausoleum.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of a donor's choice.

Gary M. Joslyn
Gary McCracken Joslyn, 83, of Middletown, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Hawthorn Glen Nursing Home. He was born on Feb. 9, 1917, in Savanah, N.Y., the son of George Joslyn and Georgia (Cummins) Joslyn. He was employed by Armco Steel Co. and retired from French-Bauer in 1965. Mr. Joslyn was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Hester A. (Keller) Joslyn; a son, John Scott Joslyn of Thomasville, Ga.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Thomas C. Joslyn of Middletown. Mr. Joslyn was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Sandra Susan O'Connor in 1992.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Arthur officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Evan Lee Napier
CARLISLE -- Evan Lee Napier, son of Everett and Ronda Napier of Carlisle, grandson of Ron and Sue Howard, also of Carlisle, is now one of heaven's tiny angels. Evan was called to heaven with feathery wings on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Miami Valley Hospital. For one tiny magical moment in time you were ours. We never got to see you grow up and show how much we loved you. Oh, our dear little one, how we grieve you. Evan was preceded in death and is now being taken care of in heaven by his grandfather, Estell Napier; maternal and paternal great-grandparents; and by his aunt, Jenny Whitt. Evan is survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and big sister, Miranda Sue, who love him very much. He will forever be in our hearts.
MEMORIALS: Memorials may be made in Evan's name to Miami Valley Hospital, Labor and Delivery Unit. We will be forever grateful for all you tried to do.

Maxie Peck
Mrs. Maxie Peck, 80, of Middletown, passed away on Friday, Aug. 11, 2000. She was born in Morgan County, Ky., on Feb. 16, 1920, and was a resident of Middletown, Ohio, for more than 50 years. Mrs. Peck was a homemaker and a member of the Bonita Drive Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert L. Peck in 1991; a granddaughter, Megan Deaton; her identical twin sister, Dixie Reynolds; and numerous brothers and sisters. She leaves a daughter, Dian Deaton of Middletown; a son, Don Peck of Middletown; two grandchildren, Morgan Deaton and Trevor Deaton; a brother, Clyde Sargent of Middletown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Kinser officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park in Trenton. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Treva B. Penrod
GERMANTOWN -- Mrs. Treva B. Penrod, 96, formerly of Germantown, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at Garden Manor Extended Care Center in Middletown. She was born on May 30, 1904, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Roy and Oma Wysong. For many years, Mrs. Penrod was a homemaker on a farm outside of Germantown and later resided in Germantown. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald Ridenour, in February 1969, and her second husband, Waldo S. Penrod, in October, 1996; a brother, Russell; a son, Maurice in 1971; and a daughter, Doris, at birth. She is survived by her grandsons, Stephen Ridenour and Phillip (Anne) Ridenour, both of Trenton; four great-grandsons, Dan, Dale, Dwayne and Matthew Ridenour of Trenton; and a niece, Becky, of Florida.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Arpp & Root Funeral Home in Germantown, with the Rev. Lou Izor officiating. Burial will be in Germantown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church or a charity of choice.

Mildred Ellen Potter
Mildred Ellen Potter, 93, formerly of Manchester Road, Middletown, died Saturday morning at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. Mrs. Potter had been a member of Holy Family Parish, a real estate agent for Jim Stricklen Realty, a Girl Scout and Brownie leader at Holy Trinity School for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Potter were married at Holy Trinity on Sept. 1, 1928. She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn E. (Eugene) Wagner of Cincinnati, and a son, William G. (Barbara) Potter of Lansing, Mich. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Potter in 1992; two sisters, Myrtle J. Giltrow and Dorothea M. Posey; and her parents, Granville and Esta Stultz Dumford.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Parish-Holy Trinity Church. Father John Civille is celebrant. Visitation is from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home. Entombment at Butler County Memorial Park.
MEMORIALS: Memorials may be made to Bayley Place, 990 Bayley Place Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233.

Bette Reed
Mrs. Bette (Fuller) Reed, 76, a resident of the Garden Manor Retirement Center, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. Bette was born in Middletown, Ohio, and lived and worked in Middletown all her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mildred Curlis Fuller; and her husband, Robert Edwin Reed. Surviving are her sister, Ruthie Fuller Brown of Middletown; and her two brothers, Richard Fuller of Middletown and Arthur Fuller of Kennedale, Texas.
ARRANGEMENTS: There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held later at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home.

Marilyn Adams Rivers
Marilyn Adams Rivers, 72, of 606 Ross Ave., Hamilton, died Saturday morning, Aug. 12, 2000 at her residence. She was born June 12, 1928 in Middletown, the daughter of James Adams and Elma (Curnette) Adams. Mrs. Rivers graduated from Middletown High School in 1946 and attended Miami University. She formerly resided in Middletown, Franklin and Trenton. Survivors include five daughters, Teresa Rinear of Hamilton, Charlotte Downard of Hamilton, Shannon Rivers of Middletown, Lisa Rivers of Middletown, and Anglea Robin Miller of West Carrollton; a son, John Rivers of Hamilton; 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Johnny Rivers on Feb. 22, 2000; her parents; and three brothers, Ramon, Gilbert and John Adams. Arrangements: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.

Jessie M. Stephens
Mrs. Jessie M. Stephens, 55, of Camden, Ohio, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born on May 30, 1945, in Raleigh, N.C., the daughter of the late Roy Murray and Edna Iola (Collins) Murray. Among her survivors are her husband, Alan G. Stephens of Camden; a son, John L. O'Connor of Middletown; three daughters, Edna M. (Jason) Smith of Hamilton, Trina L. (David) Grehl of Mason and Tracie E. (Ambrose) Watts of Franklin; five brothers, Bobby Murray of Hampton, Va., Ralph Murray of Raleigh, N.C., Donnie Murray and Jerry Murray, both of Carlisle, Ohio, and Jack Murray of Camden; three sisters, Dorothy Carroll and Delina Murray, both of Raleigh, N.C., and Bertha Murray of Garner, N.C.; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Roy and Ray Murray.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Anderson officiating. Interment will be at Fairmound Cemetery, Gratis Township, Ohio. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Luther B. Tutt
TRENTON -- Luther B. Tutt, 65, of Trenton, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000, at 4:15 p.m. at his residence. He was born on Dec. 13, 1934, in Campton, Ky., and had lived in the Middletown area for 44 years. He was employed in electrical maintenance at Miami Carey for 30 years, and in electrical maintenance at Atlas Roofing for 10 years before retiring in 1999. Mr. Tutt was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Trenton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mallie (Bailey) and Luther Wesley Tutt; and a brother, John Tutt. Among his survivors are his wife of 22 years, Patricia; two sons, Bill Tutt of West Carrollton, Ohio, and Alan Tutt, and his wife, Char, of Middletown; two daughters, Loretta Pahula, and her husband, Tom, of Florida, and Lilla Johnson, and her fiancÚ, Joe Rice, of Middletown; three stepsons, Ken Pickett of Florida, and Stephen Pickett and David Pickett, both of Trenton; a brother, Jack Tutt, and his wife, Leona, of Illinois; six sisters, Virginia, Vergie, Nevada, Nora, Flossie and Eleanor, all of Illinois; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Holy Name Catholic Church, 222 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, with Father George Klein as celebrant. Interment will be at Miami Valley Memory Gardens, Ohio 48, Warren County.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Name Catholic Church Grotto Fund, 222 Hamilton Ave., Trenton, Ohio 45067.

William L. Warfield
William L. Warfield, 85, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at Barbara Parke Convalescent Center in Middletown. A native of Maysville, Ky., he was born on Dec. 12, 1914, the son of William L. Warfield Sr. and Mae Conners Warfield. He had been a resident of Middletown for 75 years, attended Middletown Public Schools and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. A member of the Bethel AME Church, he was also a member of the Barons Social Club. Mr. Warfield was employed by Armco Steel Co. and retired with 37 years of service. A strong family man, his priorities were always with his family, wife, children and grandchildren. He believed in the work ethic and did all humanly possible to provide for them the educational opportunities that would bode well for them as they faced the challenges of life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lavinia Washington Warfield in June 1989, his parents and a brother. He leaves to cherish his memory one son, William L. Warfield III of Dayton, Ohio; two daughters, Beverly A. Morton and Barbara J. Patterson (Edward), both of Atlanta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by special friends Bernadine Newmand, and Elanor and Armand Newmand.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bethel AME Church, with the Rev. James F. Hux III officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hall-Jordan Memorial Chapel, 918 S. Main St., Middletown.


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