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Janet Aldridge
Janet Lorraine Williams Aldridge, 39, formerly of the Middletown area, passed away Monday, April 9, 2001, and went to heaven to be with her Heavenly Father. Janet, born Dec. 31, 1961, resided in Columbus for the last nine years. She was born in Middletown and grew up in Trenton, attending Edgewood schools. As an adult, she lived in Middletown, Red Bud, N.J., and Middletown again, before moving to Columbus. Recently she was employed by Waller Financial in Columbus. She was active in many social and volunteer activities at Northwest Christian Church in Columbus, where she attended services, including the Inter-Faith Hospitality Network, which provides services to the homeless. She was an active volunteer at Hilliard Horizon Elementary School. Janet is survived by her son, Jacob Jeffrey Aldridge of Columbus; her parents, James and Carmon Yvonne Williams of Trenton; and her grandmother, Christye Williams of Bear Springs, Tenn. She also leaves two brothers, a sister, three nephews and three nieces: brother Michael and Connie Williams and their children, Austin and Sarah, of Trenton; sister Jackie and David Rouse and their children, Angela and Christopher, of Trenton; and brother David of Middletown and his children, Tyler and Carley Williams, of West Chester.
ARRANGEMENTS: The family held private services Thursday followed by burial at Butler County Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held Saturday at Northwest Christian Church, 1340 Fishinger Road, Columbus 43221.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund established for her son, Jacob Aldridge, in care of Carmon Williams, 508 Cranewood Drive, Trenton.

Angel Carr
CARLISLE -- Angel Marie Carr, infant daughter of Todd Carr and Alicia Hogg of 944 Dubois Road, Carlisle, was born on Thursday, April 12, 2001, at 12:37 p.m. and died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Middletown Regional Hospital. In addition to the parents, surviving are maternal grandmother Teresa Hogg of Franklin; maternal great grandmother Novella Herald and her husband Bill of Franklin; six maternal great uncles and three maternal great aunts; paternal grandmother Sandra Sue Carr; paternal great-grandmother Virginia Lee Carr; four paternal great uncles and two paternal great aunts.
ARRANGEMENTS: Graveside funeral services are at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodhill Cemetery with Preacher Cline Rawlands officiating. Eaton-Anderson & Unglesby Funeral Home is conducting the arrangements.

Jerry Cook
TRENTON -- Mr. Jerry Cook, 52, of 705 Charles St., Trenton, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Middletown Regional Hospital, where he had been a patient for five days. He was born Oct. 28, 1948, in Dayton, and lived in the Trenton area all his life. He was a construction worker for 35 years for the Local 534 Labor Union. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose 501 of Middletown and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 131. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter James and Ethel (Marie) Haller Cook; two brothers, Raymond and John; a sister, Carol Johnson; and half brother, Marion Haller. Mr. Cook is survived by a brother, James R. Cook of Trenton; a sister, Ruby Blair and husband, Charles, of Trenton; a sister-in-law, Lois Cook of Miamisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown, with Rev. Randy Wallace officiating. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Miltonville Cemetery in Miltonville.

Wilburn R. 'Bill' Dougherty
Wilburn R. "Bill" Dougherty, 70, of West Alexandria, Ohio, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Heartland of Eaton. He was born in Middletown on July 11, 1930, to Glida and Carma (Bowling) Dougherty. He was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army. He retired from John Arpp Plumbing & Heating in Middletown, where he worked as a plumber and piper fitter.He was a retired member of the local union 392, of Cincinnati. He had lived on Pleasant Valley Road in Gratis Township for 50 years before moving to West Alexandria. He had been a member of the Preble Shawnee School Board for 25 years. He was a member of Chapter 159 F.&A.M. He is survived by his wife Emma (Taylor) Dougherty, of West Alexandria; five sons, Greg (Judy) Dougherty and Terry (Debbie) Dougherty, of Camden, Rick Dougherty and Tim Dougherty, both of Oxford, and Skeeter (Shelly) Dougherty, of Gratis; a daughter, Karen (Randy) Ehler, West Alexandria; brothers, Gary Dougherty of Jacksonburg, Ohio, David Dougherty, of Gratis Township, Lowell Dougherty, of Largo, Fla., Tom Dougherty and Darrell Dougherty, both of Camden, Mike Dougherty, of Middletown, and Larry Dougherty of Largo, Fla.; three sisters, Dora Ratliff, of Germantown, Yvonne Shuler and Lavern Long, both of Somerville, and Kathy Stamper, of West Elkton; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Winford Dougherty; and a sister, Wilma Phillips.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001, at the Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, 67 W. Dayton St., in West Alexandria, with the Rev. Daniel Snider officiating. Burial will be at Fairmound Cemetery in West Elkton. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
MEMORIALS: Donations may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3131 S. Dixie Dr., Suite 221, Dayton, OH 45439 or the Alzheimer's Association.

Magdalene Emerick
Magdalene Emerick, 89, of Garden Manor Retirement Village, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2001. She was born in Trenton, Ohio, on Sept. 9, 1911, and was a lifelong resident of this area. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Emerick was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. in 1982; a son., Paul R. Emerick in 1995; a brother, Thomas McKee in 1994; two sisters, Beulah Long in 2000 and Mildred Roberts Moon in 1984. Survivors include a son, Benjamin Emerick of Bell Gardens, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Helen Emerick of Trenton; three grandsons, Paul Rodger Emerick, Ben Emerick and Jeff Emerick; three granddaughters, Tammy Emerick, Denise Carroll and Lisa Smith; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, James McKee of Lake Placid, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Oveda Finkbone of Middletown and Mrs. Katherine Vilvens of Marietta, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Margaret McKee of Lake Placid, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, 1500 Manchester Ave., Middletown. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the funeral home.

Eugene Fishbaugh
Eugene Fishbaugh, 86, of Bluffton, S.C., died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at his home. He was born on June 12, 1914, in Middletown, Ohio, to the late John J. and Mary E. Muthert Fishbaugh. He was a 1932 graduate of St. Xavier Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio. He played semi-professional football for the Middletown Trojans. He left the Gardner Paper Mill in 1942 to join the Middletown City Fire Dept. He was drafted shortly soon after and served during World War II in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945 serving as a radar operator on board the USS Ringo with the Pacific Fleet. Upon returning to Middletown in 1945, he returned to the fire department where he served until 1974, holding the rank of fire captain. He then accepted a position as Fire Marshal for the State of Ohio and served with distinction until his retirement in 1984. He was charter member of the Barber Shop Quartets of America. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge. Mr. Fishbaugh was also a private pilot whose other activities included golf, bowling, swimming, cards and dancing. He retired to Orlando, Florida, in 1990, where he remained active in both golf and swimming recording a hole in one in 1994 at the age of 80. He then moved to Bluffton, S.C., in 1998 where from his backyard, alongside the 12th hole of Eagle's Pointe Golf Club, he collected over 50 dozen golf balls until his death on 14 April. Mr. Fishbaugh is survived by his wife of 47 years, Frances Maloney Fishbaugh; two sons, Joe of California and Bob of Florida; a daughter, Linda of Hilton Head, S.C.; his sister, Thelma Gilder of Georgia; eleven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Joe and Mike, and a daughter, Eugenie. He will be sadly missed by both family and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service was held on Wednesday, April 18, at his residence. The Island Funeral Home of Hilton Head, S.C., handled arrangements.

Harry E. France
MIAMISBURG -- Harry E. France, 81, formerly of Germantown, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Heartland of Oak Ridge in Miamisburg. He was born June 14, 1919, in Lodi, Ohio. He graduated from Otterbein College and Miami University. He was a veteran of World War II. He moved to Germantown in 1974 and was a teacher, coach and principal at Germantown High School until he joined the Montgomery County Schools Office in 1957. After 23 years of service, he retired as an assistant superintendent with the county in 1980. He was an active member of the Germantown Lions Club for 45 years. He received the Melvin Jones Fellowship honor in 1997. He was an active member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church while he lived in Germantown. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Betty L. France in 1989. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Barbara France of Cincinnati; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Alan Noble of Miamisburg; four granddaughters, Julie Kurtz, Jennifer Noble, Kristen France and Megan France; and a great-granddaughter, Hailey Kurtz.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Arpp & Root Funeral Home, 29 N. Main St., Germantown. Burial will be in Germantown Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Germantown Rescue Squad or Hospice of Dayton.

Eugene "Gene" Fultz
Eugene "Gene" Fultz died Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 5:20 p.m. at Nature Trail Health Care Center. He was born May 8, 1932 in Morehead, Ky. to Alex and Corda (Blair) Fultz. He was married to Carol Ann "Kay" Pressnell on June 4, 1960 in Omaha, Neb. He was president of Centralia Container, Inc. until failing health forced his retirement. Mrs. Fultz lives in Mount Vernon, Ill. He was a Christian. A veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Korean conflict, he served four years on the aircraft carrier FDR. He graduated from Wilmington College with degrees in economics and psychology. He belonged to several veterans groups in Middletown and Wilmington. He is survived by his father, who lives in Somerset, Ky. his wife, a resident of Mt. Vernon, Ill., brothers, Homer Fultz and his wife Kathie, and Stanley Fultz and his wife Suzanne, all of Middletown; a sister-in-law, Shirley Fultz, also of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and two brothers, James C. Fultz and Alex Fultz Jr., as well as a stepmother, Mary Fultz.
ARRANGEMENTS: A visitation in Mount Vernon, Ill. was held Thursday. Funeral services and burial in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens were Friday.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Judes Hospital.

Joshua Groves
Joshua Groves, 25, of Middletown, rose to be with his Lord on Easter Sunday, April 15, 2001. He was born Jan. 19, 1976, in Colorado Springs, Colo., and was a lifetime resident of Middletown. Mr. Groves was self-employed. He attended Towne Boulevard Church of God and was a T-ball coach for Middletown Youth Softball Association. He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick B. Groves. He is survived by his wife, Heather (Caudell) Groves; sons, Josh Groves, 7, and Jacob Groves, 2; his mother, Shelby Powell-Stone of Middletown; maternal grandparents, Shelby and Dorothy Kash of Franklin; twin brother Jason and wife, Jennifer Groves, of Middletown; an uncle, Terry and wife, Rosemary Maddox, of Middletown; an aunt, Shirley Kash of Franklin; a great-uncle, Dan Abner of Trenton; a cousin, Dan Raleigh, of Middletown; and many friends and family.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with Pastor Shawn Barker officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery.

George M. Hamilton III
FRANKLIN -- George M. Hamilton III, 60, of Franklin, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at his residence. He was born in Cincinnati May 21, 1940, the son of George M. Jr. and Zedora (Everette) Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton was employed by the city of Franklin for 21 years and served as chief of police for 13 years, retiring in 1988. He served eight years in the U.S. Army in Germany and Korea. Mr. Hamilton was a former Franklin City Council member, a member of Russell McElfresh Post 149 of the American Legion, a Kentucky Colonel, a member of CID Agents Association and Fraternal Order of Police. Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Charles E. Hamilton. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Marita (Metzger) Hamilton; three sons, Derrick R. Hamilton, a gunny sergeant in the U.S.M.C. of Yuma, Ariz., Rodrick B. Hamilton, a police officer of Yuma, and Kenrick B. Hamilton, a volunteer firefighter of Franklin; six sisters, Patricia Wilson of Chicago, Ill., Gail Boreing of Cincinnati, Susan Balser of Cincinnati, Sarah Leinberger of Columbus, Cheryl Henke of Cincinnati and Beverly Shelton of Cincinnati; and five grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Eaton-Anderson & Unglesby Funeral Home, 1357 E. Second St., Franklin. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Woodhill Cemetery, with a policeman's memorial service officiated by Chief Robert Rockwood of the Franklin police department. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 2:30 p.m.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the George M. Hamilton III Police Training Facility, c/o Community National Bank, Conover Drive and E. Second St., Franklin 45005, established in the memory of George M. Hamilton III.

Danny A. Hartbarger
Danny Alvin Hartbarger, 39, of Middletown, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at his residence. He was born May 13, 1961, in Middletown, the son of Kerry Alvin Hartbarger and Nancy Kay (Dennis) Hartbarger. Danny worked as a driver for Midwest Seafood Co. and attended the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Emma Hartbarger; three stepsons, Michael, Matthew and Christopher DeFrates of Middletown; his mother, Nancy Hartbarger; his father, Kerry Hartbarger; two sisters, Wendy Geis of Middletown, and Melinda Hartbarger of Hamilton; two brothers, Michael and Darrell Hartbarger, both of Middletown; and a paternal grandmother, Martha Brandenburg of Middletown. He was preceded in death by his sister, Denise Hartbarger in 2000.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dick Banks officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service time. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park.

Florence Hodshire
Florence Hodshire, 89, of Middletown, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born March 12, 1912, in Johnson County, Ind., the daughter of Fredrick Swartz and Mary (Schmidt) Swartz. Florence worked as a secretary at Perfect Circle in Hagerstown, Ind. She married Delmar F. Hodshire on June 17, 1934. Mrs. Hodshire was a former Girl Scout leader, a volunteer for various charitable organizations, a member of the Mother's Club and attended the First Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jeannine and Tom Taylor of Middletown; four grandchildren, Mike and Leanne Taylor of Middletown, Donna and Randy Wooddell of Middletown, Deidra and Dave Rausch of Zionsville, Ind., and Susan and Tim Sebastian of Middletown; eight great-grandchildren, Stephen and Emily Taylor, Taylor, Meredith and Jake Rausch, and Daniel, Heather and Lauren Wooddell; two sisters, Sophia Ratliff of New Castle, Ind., and Esther Boram of Cadiz, Ind. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar F. Hodshire in 1990; a daughter, Bonnie Jean Hodshire Layne in 1973; a sister, Edna Gorman; and two brothers, Delbert and Dick Swartz.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, 4500 Riverview Ave., Middletown, with the Rev. C. Roland Marcus officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home and 1 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Entombment will be at Woodside Cemetery Mausoleum.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 4500 Riverview Ave., Middletown 45042.

Edward L. Igo
Mr. Edward Leroy Igo, 56, of 112 S. Clinton St., passed away Monday, April 9, 2001, at 12:05 a.m. at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. He was a patient there for 24 days following a traffic accident. He was born March 16, 1945, in Middletown, and lived here all his life. He was employed as a barber for 15 years at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He also had been a barber at the Clip Joint for one year. Mr. Igo was a member of Poasttown Church of God. He was preceded in death by his father, Elvis Igo. Mr. Igo is survived by two daughters, Melissa Igo and Charles Kelly of Germantown, and Lisa French and husband James of Middletown; two grandsons, Aaron French and Jerry V. Brown III; mother, Juanita Igo of Middletown; two brothers, Rick Igo and wife Donna of Poasttown, and Jeff Igo of Middletown; and a sister, Linda Nolan of Trenton.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., with the Revs. Delores Benton and Marie Griggs officiating. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart and Soul Mission, 1517 Central Ave., Middletown, 45044.

Marion Jones
Marion Wilson Jones, 83, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, in Columbus. Formerly employed by the Middletown Journal and Madison Local Schools, he was a 55-year member of the National Grange. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, June Ridenour Jones. He is survived by sons Gary L. (Donna) Jones and Rodney W. Jones, both of Gahanna, Ohio; a daughter, Robyn R. Jones of Bexley, Ohio; a grandson; three granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Friends and family may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Germantown Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus 43212-2000.

Nannie Opal Kendrick
Nannie Opal (Caudill) Kendrick, 81, of Franklin, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born Dec. 10, 1919, in Eolia, Ky., the daughter of Hiram Caudill and Sarah (Hayes) Caudill. Mrs. Kendrick was a member of Grace Baptist Church and she raised foster children. She is survived by three daughters, Judy (Gary) Roberts of Harrison, Iris (Richard) Schultz of Miamisburg and Carol Lyn Kendrick of Franklin; two sons, Wayne Kendrick of Franklin and Cliff (Robin) Kendrick of Middletown; seven grandchildren, David and Matthew Roberts, Michael Kendrick, Beth, Roxy, C.J. and McKinzie Kendrick; two sisters and one brother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Kendrick in 1998 and granddaughter, Deanna Kendrick.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Grace Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Green officiating. Burial will be at Grace Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, Mission Fund, P.O. Box 44777, Middletown 45042.

Cale Ledford
FRANKLIN -- Cale J. Ledford, 70, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2001, at 8:55 a.m. at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born July 30, 1930 in Preble County, Ohio, and had lived in the local area all his life. He graduated from Middletown High School in 1948. He was a member of the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God where he taught Sunday School for 29 years. He served on many boards and committees at the church. He was active with Boy Scout Troop 10 when the church was on Crawford Street. He was general supervisor of IMS at Armco Steel for more than 30 years before retiring in 1989. He was preceded in death by his parents, Caleb and Daisy (Gilbert) Ledford; brothers Lloyd Cecil Ledford and Robert Jasper Ledford; and sisters Julia Christine McNabb, Edna Mae Dingman and Mary Frances Stamper. He is survived by his wife of 4312 years, Patricia Ledford; son Kevin Ledford and wife Sherry of Lebanon; daughter Melonie Cochran and husband David of Lebanon; grandchildren Caleb James Cochran, Chloe Elaina Cochran, Ashley Marie Ledford, Emily Danielle Ledford and Heidi Frances Ledford; and brothers William Henry Ledford and wife Melissa and Harold Ray Ledford and wife Betty, all of Middletown.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God, 2000 N. Breiel Blvd. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the church with the Rev. David Colp officiating. Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park in Trenton. Arrangements are made by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Breiel Boulevard First Church of God Children's Ministry or Youth Ministry.

Mary A. Marshall
Mary Ann Marshall, 91, a 1931 graduate of Miami University and a former science teacher in the Middletown public schools, died at Virginia Methodist Hermitage in northern Virginia, on Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in Alexandria, Va. She had lived in Moultrie, Ga., since 1972, where she had retired with her husband, William E. Marshall, who died in September 1975. Besides teaching in Middletown, she had been active with the United Methodist Church, the Girl Scouts, Middletown Civic Association and the Arts Study Club. She led many student groups on nature programs in Middletown. In Moultrie, she continued to be active with the United Methodist Church and also belonged to the Women's Guild, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Moultrie Arts Center. In retirement, she enjoyed fishing in local ponds, the Gulf of Mexico and twice off Nantucket, Mass. She also enjoyed playing bridge in Middletown and Moultrie. After she fell in March 1999, she moved to Alexandria to be closer to her family. Mrs. Marshall was born Mary Ann Wolford at a farm in Greene County near Xenia. After teaching at McKinley Junior High School in the 1930s, she married Ed Marshall at the farm in Greene County in August 1940. With her husband, she raised two daughters, Marilyn Marshall Duffield of Elizabeth, Colo., and Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Marshall Livingston of Alexandria. She also taught at Roosevelt Junior High School and Amanda Junior High School. Survivors besides her daughters include six grandchildren, Mary Shannon Duffield of Richardson, Texas, Robert Marshall Duffield of Bellaire, Texas, Philip Moore Livingston of Alexandria, Anna Katherine Livingston of Alexandria, Nancy Marshall Livingston of New Orleans, La., and Schuyler David Livingston of Alexandria. Mrs. Marshall was also a 1964 American Field Service host parent to Sabine Flottmann, now Mrs. Rolf Reckermann of Solingen, Germany. Mrs. Marshall's older brother, John Joshua Wolford, who taught geology at Miami University, died in 1951. Her parents were Thomas C. and Anna Shinn Wolford of Greene County. Other surviving relatives are her sons-in-law, Schuyler William Livingston of Alexandria, and John A. Duffield of Elizabeth, and her niece, Kit Wolford Ferris of San Antonio, Texas.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mrs. Marshall's funeral was 11 a.m. Monday, at First United Methodist Church of Moultrie. Interment was at Felton Cemetery in Montezuma, Ga., the birthplace of Mr. Marshall.
MEMORIALS: Friends may wish to make memorial donations to the First United Methodist Church or to organizations concerned with birds and nature or to their own favorite college or charity. Arrangements were under the direction of Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home in Alexandria, Va.

Vinner L. Mathis
Vinner Leon Mathis, 77, of Middletown, passed away at Middletown Regional Hospital Saturday morning, April 14, 2001. He was born Feb. 21, 1924, at Dover, Tenn., the son of Henry and Sadie Dennis Mathis. A Middletown High School graduate, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was employed at Armco Steel Corp. in the hot strip department for 39 years, retiring in 1985. Mr. Mathis is survived by his wife of 56 years, Roberta June Mathis; his mother, Sadie (Dennis) Mathis; his children, Cheryl L. Mathis Naber of Middletown, Randall Lee Mathis of Middletown, and Lori A. and her husband Mitchell Blankenship of Centerville; two grandchildren, Brandon Thomas Rupp and Ashleigh Michelle Wilson; two great-grandchildren, Dylan Thomas Rupp and Kylie Renee Rupp; his brother, Melvin Barry Mathis and wife, Ruth of Middletown and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Guthridge Mathis; a sister, Edna Ruthine Paul, and a brother, Vernal Eugene Mathis.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be noon Thursday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Diann O'Bryant officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Post No. 218 Color Guard.

Paul E. Moon Jr.
Paul Edward Moon Jr., 60, of Middletown died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born Dec. 20, 1940 in Middletown, and remained a lifelong resident. Mr. Moon was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked for 31 years as a machinist at Armco Steel Corp. He retired in January 1996. He was a member of American Legion Post 218, Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 131 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 528. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Edward and Alma Marie Moon. He is survived by a son, Paul E. Moon of Louisville, Ky.; a daughter, Christy L. (Jeffery) Eyl of Hubert, N.C.; a sister, Nancy (Richard) Stiles of Henderson, Nev.; and two granddaughters, Kaitlin and Kyleigh Eyl of Hubert.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Dayton National Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice of charity.

Meredith L. Morris
Meredith L. "Buz" Morris, of Lampe, Mo., son of Neil Robert and Clorinda (Morgan) Morris was born May 25, 1932, in Cincinnati, and departed this life April 10, 2001, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield, Mo., at the age of 68 years. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Royal Morris; daughter, Debra Lee Morton and son-in-law, George Patrick Morton, of Shoreacres, Texas; and two grandchildren, Patrick Lee and Britney Ann Morton. His beautiful golden retriever, Gunner, will also miss him.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 10 a.m. today in Stumpff Chapel-South, Kimberling City, with Allen Birkstresser officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Mo., under the direction of the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to these organizations in the name of Buz Morris: Tri-Lakes Animal Shelter, 1028 Wash Board Hollow, Reeds Spring, Mo., 65737 or College of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 17, Point Lookout, Mo., 65726.

Verlin Murray Sr.
Verlin Murray Sr., 93, formerly of Middletown-Hamilton Road, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Mount Pleasant Retirement Village in Monroe. He was born Sept. 22, 1907 in Kerz, Ky. He had lived in the community since 1949. He worked for 15 years at Murray's as the owner/operator of Gulf Service Station and for Jacone Glass. He retired in 1972 after 15 years of service. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and was an avid sportsman that loved fishing and hunting. He was preceded in death by his wife, Madge (Kimberly) Murray on Dec. 9, 1998; great grandchild, Kimberly Murray; four brothers; and three sisters. He is survived by sons, Verlin Murray Jr. and his wife, Pauline, of Franklin, Odis Murray and wife, Phyllis, of Miamisburg, and Cecil Murray and wife, Judy, of Hamilton; daughters, Janet Stibbs and husband, Donald, of Middletown, and Billie Gerzema and husband, Ronald, of Middletown; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and special nephew, Billy Joe Murray and wife, Joyce, of Pikeville, Ky.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Joseph Baker-Stevens Funeral Home, with the Revs. Harold Thompson and James Compton officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Woodside Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati 45203.

Taylor Paige Roth
Taylor Paige Roth, infant daughter of Jamie and Shelley Roth, died at birth at Middletown Regional Hospital Friday morning, April 13, 2001. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her paternal grandparents, Penny Lawson of Middletown and Jamie Ray Roth Sr. of Franklin; maternal grandparents Catherine Haag of Hamilton, Jr. Douglas Hicks of Hamilton and Donny Banks of Florida; paternal great-grandparents William and Nola Lawson of Middletown; maternal great-grandparents John L. and Joan Oaks of Middletown; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by an aunt, Jennifer Lynn Banks; a cousin, Sara Jo Leach; a great uncle, William M. Lawson Sr.; and her great-grandfather Adam Roth. Special thanks to aunts Judy Oaks, Pauline Woodson, Betty Russell, Shirley Keith, Brenda Lawson and Lorrie Lawson; and to everyone who has helped so much during their great loss. Also special thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary of Eagles 3458. The family wishes to extend special thanks to all nurses, Drs. Clancy, Hageman and Siewny; and a heartfelt thank you to a special nurse who comforted the family many times, Sherrie Young. May God bless each and every one of these wonderful people.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with Pastor Everett Crockett officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery.

Myrtle D. Rowland
LEBANON -- Myrtle D. (Slaton) Rowland, 81, of Lebanon, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Lebanon Country Manor. Born Dec. 22, 1919, in Spring City, Tenn., to William Nelson and Nellie (Collins) Slaton, she was a member of the Mason United Methodist Church. A retired school teacher in Green Knoll Schools, she loved to write poetry and was a member of the local Poetry Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hearl Rowland; four brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by two sons, David C. Rowland of Lebanon and Philip H. Rowland of Cowpens, S.C.; a daughter, Rebecca J. Rowland of Lebanon; two sisters, Irene Gutshall of Dale Hollow, Ky., and Grace Scearce of Lebanon; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, with funeral services immediately following at Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home in Lebanon. Interment will follow at Springboro Cemetery.

Robin W. Scribner
TRENTON -- Robin W. (Bub) Scribner, 39, of Trenton, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 13, 2001. Robin was loved by everyone who knew him. He worked for Mitchell's Towing and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by two sons, Jon and Andy Scribner of Missouri; his parents, Terrel and Bea Scribner of Trenton; two sisters, Sandi (Jack) Montgomery of Monroe, and Terrie Inman of Trenton; a brother Ken (Rhonda) Scribner of Trenton; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Debbie in 1960; maternal grandparents, Roy and Bethel Roman; and paternal grandparents, Chester and Mildred Scribner. The family wishes to thank the nurses in the intensive care unit at Middletown Regional Hospital, especially Donna, who was so thoughtful and good with both Robin and the family. Donna is a very special person and will be remembered always by his family. The family also wishes to thank Drs. Barrord, Moore and Glickfield.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Everett Crockett officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association of S.W. Ohio, 1113 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash 45242, or the American Heart Association, 2936 Vernon Place, Cincinnati 45219.

Velma M. Siegfried
Velma M. Siegfried, 91, of Middletown and Monroe, passed away on Saturday, April 14, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born March 16, 1910, near Brazil, Ind., to Robert and Ivalu Mace. Mrs. Siegfried was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Middletown for more than 50 years, where she was an elder, trustee, historian and active in the Women's Association, having been secretary, treasurer, circle leader and other volunteer involvements. She is an honorary member of the program agency of the United Presbyterian Church of the USA. In the community, Mrs. Siegfried was a Girl Scout leader, had served on the executive board of Middletown Senior Citizens and on the board of the local AARP No. 1704 organization. She was a former member of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and an avid bridge player. Her husband, Jack W. Siegfried, preceded her in death in 1965. She was also preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Sandra Harrington in March 2000, and two brothers, Ralph and Richard Mace. Mrs. Siegfried is survived by daughters, Karen E. (Glenn) Wright of Columbus, and Brenda S. (Robert A. ) Hutnik of Easton, Pa., and a son, John Mace Siegfried of Cincinnati. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, David Harrington of Carmel, Ind., Paul (Priscilla) Harrington of Zionsville, Ind., Mark (Kari) Harrington of Richmond, Ind., Deborah Harrington-Long and husband, Jim of Indianapolis, Ind., Peter (Stacy) Harrington of Carmel, Ind., Tom (Kelly) Wright of Columbus, Janice Wright-Hilsenkopf and husband, Philip of Clackamas, Ore., Jennifer Hutnik-Shriver and husband, Greg of Bangor, Pa., and Lydia Hutnik and Matthew Hutnik, both of Easton, Pa.; and 26 great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, 2910 Central Ave., Middletown, with the Revs. Robert Weingartner and Stan Gockel officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Springboro Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: The family asks that flowers be omitted and memorial donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Middletown Building Fund, 2910 Central Ave., Middletown 45044, or Hospice of Middletown, 4414 Lewis St., Middletown 45044. Arrangements are by Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home.

Gloria A. Stephenson
Gloria Alicia Stephenson, 50, of Middletown, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Middletown Regional Hospital. She was born Aug. 14, 1950, in Guatemala. Mrs. Stephenson is survived by her husband, James Stephenson; son, Marvin Paul Mitchell of New Orleans, La.; stepdaughter, Lonnie Marie Stephenson of Baton Rouge, La.; three sisters and one brother.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home. Funeral services will be in Arabi, La. Burial will be at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in St. Bernard, La.
MEMORIALS: Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3039.

Gene A. Stroop
LEBANON -- Gene A. Stroop, 68, of Otterbein-Lebanon, and formerly of Miamisburg, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Middletown Regional Hospital. He was born Jan. 25, 1933, in Montgomery County, to Harold and Marguerite (Borger) Stroop. Gene was active in Boy Scout Troop 402 and later worked as a troop helper. For more than 20 years, he did maintenance and work for the Bell Park with the youth and Little League Softball. Mr. Stroop is survived by his aunt, June Borger of Miamisburg, and numerous cousins. Also surviving is a special friend, Thelma Phipps of Otterbein-Lebanon.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brough-Getts Funeral Home, 102 S. Second St., Miamisburg, with the Rev. Keith Eipper officiating. Burial will be at Hillgrove Cemetery in Miamisburg. Friends may call the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.

Thomas P. Wenzel Jr.
Thomas P. Wenzel Jr., 52, of Napoleon, Ohio, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in Middletown. He was born May 1, 1948 in Hamilton, the son of Shirley (Eisle) Wenzel and Dr. Thomas P. Wenzel Sr. His survivors include his wife, Elda Wenzel of Napoleon; mother, Shirley Wenzel of Middletown; two sons, Erik (Denise) Wenzel and Matt Wenzel, both of Middletown; stepson, Russell Long of Defiance, Ohio; daughter, Charlotte Wenzel of Colorado; stepdaughters, Melissa (Greg) Steingass of Holgate, Ohio, and Michele (Danny) Green of Defiance; four brothers, Richard (Robyn) Wenzel of Middletown, John (Carolyn Jannett) Wenzel of Westerville, William (Karen) Wenzel of Poland, Ohio, and Robert James (Cindy) Wenzel of Edgewater Fla.; a sister, Barbara Wenzel of Jackson Heights, N.Y.; two grandchildren; and nine stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Thomas P. Wenzel Sr.
ARRANGEMENTS: Memorial service will be 10 a.m. today at Wilson-Schramm-Spaulding Funeral Home.

Wendell O. Wilson
GRATIS -- Wendell O. Wilson, 76, of Gratis, Ohio, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at his residence. He was born in Morgan County, Ky., on Sept. 22, 1924, to Roy and Lena (Patrick) Wilson. He retired as a bus driver for Preble Shawnee Schools. He had also owned Wilson Excavating. He was a World War II Air Force veteran. He was a member of Chapter No. 159 F. & A.M. of Camden. Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce Wilson of Gratis; two sons, Michael Wilson of Germantown, and Donald Wilson of Gratis; two daughters, Shirley (Bob) Howell of Somerville, Ohio, and Vicki (Tim) Smallwood of Germantown; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Verl Wilson of Camden; and two sisters, Wilma Johnson and Betty Lewis, both of Gratis.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home In Gratis, with the Rev. Jerry Reynolds officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Gratis.


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