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DANIELS
Edgil Daniels, 67, of London, died at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, in his residence. Born March 2, 1936, in Nippa, Ky., he was a son of Vance and Rilda (Castle) Daniels. For approximately 30 years, he had been employed as a fork lift operator at the Sherwin-Williams Company in Columbus. A U.S. Army veteran, Edgil had been a very active member of the London Baptist Church, serving as a deacon of the church and former treasurer for over 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Gloria (Butcher) Daniels; a and son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Mary Jo Daniels of London; granddaughter, Jennifer Robinson of London; sisters, Mae Minor of Tucson, Ariz., Dorothy (Tom) Daniels of London; brothers, Eschol (Opal) Daniels of Grove City, Allen (Ruth) Daniels of London; special brother-in-law, Earl Adkins of Lexington, Ky.; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; a son, Kevin; two brothers; two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, in the London Baptist Church. The Rev. James Collins will be officiating. Interment will follow in Paint Township Cemetery, London. Friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME, London, from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Family condolences may be made to www.eberle-fisherfuneralhome.com.

FRALEY
William Clifton Fraley, 81, of Mechanicsburg, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, in the V.A. Medical Center, in Dayton. He was born Nov. 18, 1921, in Greenup, Ky., the son of Farris and Anna (Boggs) Fraley. He married Eva (Tatman) on July 14, 1946, in the Freewill Baptist Church in Mechanicsburg. William retired from Johnson Manufacturing as a supervisor. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for 42 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Eva of Mechanicsburg; five daughters, Anna Mae (William) Culwell of Mt. Sterling, Ethel (Max) Collier of London, Beverly Sanford of Mechanicsburg, Katherine (Tim) Lewis of Wellston, Virginia Wilson of Mechanicsburg; four sons, Charles (Lois) Fraley of Marysville, Paul (Bev) Fraley, David Fraley and Victor Fraley, all of Mechanicsburg; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Charley, Gene and Paul Fraley; two sisters, Mozelle Sparks, Louise Young; a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Janie Hayes and Augusta Mae Fraley; a brother, Jonas Fraley. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, in the SKILLMAN-McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, in the Rosedale Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. Oscar Baldwin and Wandell Toney will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.

HELMUTH
Eli A. Helmuth, 85, of Plain City, and Sarasota, Fla., went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003. He went to sleep in his chair and woke up in Heaven. He was born on June 6, 1918, in Plain City. He married Martha Miller, daughter of "One Arm Amish Joe" Miller. Predeceased by parents, Alvin S. and Lizzie Frey Helmuth; brothers, Dan, Ben, Al, Jonas; sisters, Emma Yoder, Martha Detweiler; daughter, Louella; three infant children; son-in-law, Ivan Yoder. Survived by his wife, Martha, of 66 years; sons, Jacob (Lydiann), Bill (Fannie), of Plain City; daughters, Carolyn of Dublin, Betty (Steve) Kaetterhenry, Edna (Moses) Gingerich of Waxhaw, N.C., Martha (Terry) Major of Blodgett Mills, N.Y.; Bonnie Yoder of Columbus; "adopted" daughter, Clara Louise Yoder of Plain City; sisters, Fannie Plank of Plain City, Katie Yutzy of Canton, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Eli was the founder of the Plain City Auction which he operated for 15 years. He served on the Son Light Mission Board (Haiti) for 12 years. Eli loved to tell stories and was known for writing letters of encouragement. Precious to Eli was the verse, "I will never leave you, nor forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5) Calling hours will be from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at United Bethel Mennonite Church, 11342 Lafayette-Plain City Road, Plain City. Funeral services and interment will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at United Bethel with calling hours from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the United Bethel Missions Fund, 11342 Lafayette-Plain City Road, Plain City, OH 43064. Funeral arrangements handled by FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Plain City.

JENKINS
Durinda Joan Jenkins, 35, of London, passed away unexpectedly in her home Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003. She was born Nov. 15, 1967, in Columbus, the daughter of Roy and Bernice (Cordle) Jenkins. Durinda was employed with Sears Credit Processing of Columbus and was a graduate of Westland High School. Survivors include her parents of London; two daughters, Candice Joan and Rachel Bernice Jenkins, both at home; three sisters, Joy (Chuck) Hayes of London, Kathy Casebolt of Columbus, Karen (Lester) Crum of Inez, Ky.; two brothers, Roy (Linda) Jenkins of Galloway, Greg (Tammy) Jenkins of Columbus; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, in the RADER-McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson. The Rev. Howard Cameron will be officiating. Burial will follow in Alton Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to any family member or the funeral home to help defray cost.

MAPES
Glenna F. Hyland Mapes, 71, of Marysville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003, at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a serious one-month illness. She was employed for many years in Marysville as a secretary/receptionist with Don Cook Real Estate and also worked as a pharmacy clerk at McCarthy's Drug Store. She was a member of the Marysville First Congregational United Church of Christ and the Order of the Eastern Star, Mary Chapter No. 9, and graduated from Union Local High School in 1950. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and her greatest joy came from spending time with her family and visiting friends. She will be remembered as a kind woman and as a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. She was born June 4, 1932, in Paintsville, Ky., to the late William and Lorena May Rice Jones. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard D. Hyland to whom she was married on Dec. 26, 1951, and he died July 18, 1976; her second husband, Rodney L. Mapes to whom she was married on July 8, 1981, and he died on Jan. 15, 1994; a sister, Helen Crider; her father and mother-in-law, Harold E. and Ruth By Hyland; a sister-in-law, Claudia Jones; a brother-in-law, Donald E. Hyland. Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca (Donald) O'Donnell of London; Jan (Mike) Kimbler of Milford Center, Carla (Marc) Wells of Grove City; two grandchildren, Sarah and Brian Kimbler; a sister, L. Hope Jones of Marysville; two brothers, Don C. Jones of Marathon Key, Fla., John W. (Linda) Jones of Lancaster; two brothers-in-law, Max Crider of Marion, Robert (Mary Ann) Hyland of Marysville; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003, at the MANNASMITH-HALE FUNERAL HOME, Marysville. The Rev. Marty Cramer and the Rev. David Berna will be officiating. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at the funeral home where an Order of Eastern Star Memorial Service will take place immediately following calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice.

KUHNS
Ada M. (Gingerich) Kuhns, 76, of Plain City, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003, at the Arbor's West of West Jefferson. Born Oct. 19, 1927, in Plain City, daughter of Jonas and Catherine (Miller) Gingerich. She was a member of the Sharon Mennonite Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Kuhns in 1998; brothers, John Gingerich, Dan Gingerich, William Gingerich, Alvin Gingerich; sisters, Edna Troyer, Bertha Mullett, Mary Hostetler. Survivors include: children, Ramona (Ray) Detweiler of Cheyenne, Wyo., Veronica Johnson of Wiggins, Colo., Anthony "Tony" Joe (Janie) Kuhns of Plain City, Lisa (J.L.) Minshall of Plain City; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Freeman (Kathy) Gingerich of San Jose, Calif.; sisters, Sue (David) Yoder of Plain City, Wilma Yoder of Plain City. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at Sharon Mennonite Church, 7675 Amity Pike, Plain City. Pastor Howard Schmidt will be officiating. Interment will follow in Sharon Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main St. (state Route 161 W.), Plain City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon Sharing Fund, 7675 Amity Pike, Plain City, OH 43064.

LANDIS
Cathy Landis, 48, of London, died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, in the Arbors at London Nursing Home. Born Dec. 1, 1954, in Springfield, she was a daughter of Edith (Weese) Mitchell and John Henry. She had been employed at the Eagles Aerie No. 950 in London and had been a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Madison Memorial Post No. 105 American Legion Auxiliary and a life member of the HV Christopher Post No. 1176 VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, George Landis; daughters Cathy (Thomas) Fout of London, Christina (Lelon) Caudill of South Charleston, Brandy Landis of London, Victoria McCoy of Mansfield, Margie Swisher of Mechanicsburg, Penny Clay of Willard, Jackie Landis of Willard; son Charles (Susan) Landis of London; 18 grandchildren; brothers, Terry (Patty) Henry of South Vienna, Ronnie (Sharon) Henry of South Charleston, Larry (Fran) Henry of London, Paul Richard Henry of Mechanicsburg, John "Buster" Henry of Mechanicsburg; sister, Freada Henry of Springfield; grandmother, Edna B. "Granny" Henry of South Charleston; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandfather, John S. Henry. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME, London. The Rev. Joe Johnson officiated. Interment followed in Paint Township Cemetery. Friends called at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. If they wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Cathy Landis Memorial Fund, in care of the London National City Bank. Family condolences may be made to www.eberle-fisherfuneralhome.com.

BALDERSON
Charlotte Leah Balderson passed away at her home on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, surrounded by family and friends. Born on May 21, 1947, in Orr, Ky., she was a daughter of Garnett A. Hahn and Thurman E. Crabtree. Charlotte was an employee at Ranco, Inc. in Plain City for 18 years and Stanley Electric in London for 11 years. Charlotte's most memorable moments were the times she spent with her family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband, John B. Balderson Sr.; daughter, Crystal Lane (Roman) Rudy of Galloway; son, John Bruce (Sandy) Balderson Jr. of West Jefferson; grandchildren, Catherine, Elizabeth and John III Balderson; sisters, Sharon (Art) Stockman of Arizona, Shirley Crabtree of London, Judy Hahn of Arizona; brothers, Ronnie Crabtree of California, Randy (Cheryl) Crabtree, Donnie (Linda) Hahn, Danny Hahn, and Jimmy Hahn, all of Arizona; mother-in-law, Josephine Balderson; sister-in-law, Rebecca (Ellis) Watkins; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, mother in February 2003 and father in March 1989; her sister-in-law, Judith Trapp. Funeral arrangements are pending at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME, London. Family condolences may be made to www.eberle-fisherfuneralhome.com.

DANIEL
Neva Faye Daniel, 86, formerly of Plain City, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Heartland of Marysville surrounded by her loving family. Born March 29, 1917, in Johnson County, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late W.B. "Bud" and Catheryn (Grim) Daniels. She was a member of Heartland Union Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Clyde Daniel in 1981; a son, Clarence in 1983; a brother, Wilmer R. Survivors include children, the Rev. James E. (Barbara) Daniel of Allen Park, Mich., Troy L. (Bonnie) Daniel of Plain City, Elmer R. (Rebecca) Daniel of Shepherdsville, Ky., Wilma Jean Crum of Ashley, Glenda Kay (Ray) Kelley of Blaine, Ky., Linda Sue (Randy) Kelley of Marysville; daughter-in-law, Shirley Daniel of Hilliard; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Willard C. (Betty) Daniels of Columbus, Virgil Eugene Daniels of Kentucky; sister, Fannie Mae Hatfield of Kentucky; sister-in-law, Hazel Collier of North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main St. (State Route 161 W.), Plain City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at Heartland Union Freewill Baptist Church, 9720 state Route 161, Plain City. Her son, the Rev. James E. Daniel and Pastor Dana Booth will be officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Grove Cemetery.

HUNTER
Virgil R. Hunter, 76, of London, died Monday evening, Nov. 3, 2003, with his family by his side. Her was born March 3, 1927, in Madison County, a son of Garnet L. and Caroline (Heanszel) Hunter. Virgil was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Army, and was employed for many years at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Foreign Technology. He was a member and past president of the London Aerie No. 950 Fraternal Order of Eagles, the H.V. Christopher Post No. 1176 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the London Amvets Post No. 19. Virgil is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Kim and Mike Hurd of Dayton, Kary Hunter of Miamisburg; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Fay Hunter of London, Mason and Julie Hunter of Miamisburg; grandchildren, Holly (Rob) Kolberg, Todd (Angela) Hunter, Melanie (Bill) Black, Ian Hunter, Tammy (Shannon) Spencer, Chad Hurd, Joshua Hunter, Daniel Hunter and Megan Hunter; great-grandchildren, Miranda, Lauryn, Morgan, Madison and Hayden; sister, Marcelene Slyh of Hilliard; brothers, Kermit O. Hunter of South Vienna, Rodney J. Hunter of Springfield, Garnet L. Hunter Jr. of London. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley. The family invites friends to call at the RADER-LYNCH AND DODDS FUNERAL HOME, London on from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, with London Aerie No. 950 Fraternal Order of Eagles holding their service at 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, in the funeral home. The Rev. Ron Orovitz of St. John's Lutheran Church will be officiating. Interment will follow in Paint Township Cemetery.

PRUITT
Billy M. Pruitt, 54, of London, died at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, in his residence. Born Sept. 13, 1949, in Madison County, he was a son of Denny E. and Marie (Sparks) Pruitt. A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Pruitt had been a barber by trade. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, M. Michele (Chris) Liston of London, Tessie (Rob) Watts of Mechanicsburg; grandchildren, Amanda, Allen, Wade, Christina and Elizabeth; brothers, Buford Pruitt of West Jefferson, Lloyd (Bonnie) Pruitt of London; sisters, Atha Gill of Bucyrus, Rosemary (Robert) Bateman and Diane Ford, both of Columbus; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death his parents; brothers, Arbie and Ronald; sisters, Judy Weese and Maxine Wells. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME, London. The Rev. Gene Kelley will be officiating. Interment will follow in Warren Cemetery in Garrison, Ky. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Wednesday until time of service. Family condolences may be made to www.eberle-fisherfuneralhome.com.

JAMES
Robert James, 63, of Plain City, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Union County. He was born May 31, 1940, in Huntington, W.Va., to the late Clarence James and the late Naomi (Slayton) Phillips. He was a member of the Sharon Mennonite Church. Robert shared the gift of life through tissue donation. He was preceded in death by a son, Jason Robert James in 1974; two grandsons, Michael Souders and Jonathon Salizzoni. Survivors include his wife, whom he married Aug. 13, 1961, Pauline (Nissley) James of Plain City; daughters, Carmela James at home, Sheila Salizzoni of Plain City, Marla Souders of Plain City; four grandchildren, Victoria and Vanessa Salizzoni, Christopher and Melany Souders; brothers, Alfred Russell of Painesville, James Russell of Houston, Texas. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the Sharon Mennonite Church, 7675 Amity Pike, Plain City where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2003. Pastor Howard S. Schmitt will be officiating. Burial will follow in Sharon Mennonite Cemetery. Family is being served by the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Plain City, (614) 873-8013.

JORDAN
Bura "Slim" Jordan, 89, of St. Albans, West Virginia, formerly of Plain City, passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, after a long illness. Survivors include his children, Diana Sue Pauley of St. Albans, West Virginia where he was residing, Teresa Morris of Milton, West Virginia, Terry Jordan of Milton, West Virginia, Charles Jordan of Milton, West Virginia; five grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003, in Forest Grove Cemetery. Family is being served by the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, Plain City, (614) 873-8013.

LEHMAN
Glen A. Lehman, 66, of Columbus, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at 12:31 p.m. in his home. He was born July 15, 1937, in Cleveland, a son of Elmer and Elsie (Vlach) Lehman. Glen was retired as a supervisor with Western Electric, was a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Grove City and was a volunteer Safety Instructor with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He is survived by his son, Frank Lehman of Streetsboro; brothers and sister-in-law, and Gary and Linda Lehman of London, Dale Lehman of Solon. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Services have been entrusted to the RADER-LYNCH AND DODDS FUNERAL HOME, London.

MYERS
Robert Timothy "Tim" Myers, 59, of Galloway, passed away suddenly Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, in his residence. Tim was born July 24, 1944, in Columbus, the son of the late Robert R. and Eloise A. (Rice) Myers. He had retired from Columbus Showcase Company and West Jefferson Local School System. Tim was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Jefferson . Survivors include his wife, Mary (Lytle) Myers whom he married Nov. 23, 1965, in West Jefferson; two daughters, Laurie R. (Shane) Call of London (Lake Choctaw), Heather A. Myers of Galloway; special friend, Nathan Trimmer of West Jefferson; niece, Angel Helser; great-niece Katie Helser; mother-in-law, Vera Lytle; father-in-law, Lester Lytle; three brothers, Lester (Sonja) Lytle, Carl (Rose) Lytle, Roger Lytle; sister-in-law, Barbara (Martin) Elmore; aunts and uncles, Helen Gallas, Rosie (Dick) Terry, Grace (Harold) Byerly, Jim (Virginia) Myers, Marie Corney, Martha Myers; many cousins. He was preceded in death by parents; a sister, Mary E. Helser; a special friend, Jack Hobson. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, in the RADER-McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson. The Rev. Eric Thoman will be officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, West Jefferson. Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison County Hospice or the West Jefferson Emergency Squad.

CONLEY
Hartford Conley, 69, of Mt. Sterling (Era), died Friday evening, Nov. 7, 2003, in Doctors Hospital West, Columbus. He was born Nov. 15, 1933, in Mashfork, Ky., the son of Sherman and Janie (Prater) Conley. Mr. Conley was retired from Lennox Industries after 37 years of service . He also had served in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ricky Conley on April 2, 1995; brothers, Ernie and Ishmael. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; sons, Rocky (Kendra) Conley of Mt. Sterling, Tony Conley of Era, Nick (Linda) Conley of Derby; daughters, Shelley (Chad) Glidden of Era, Sherri (Ron) Allen of Mt. Sterling; 19 grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy, Norsey, Helen, Delphia. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at the PORTER FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling. The Rev. Paul Jones will be officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10.

CORDELL
Raleigh Cordell, 71, of Mechanicsburg, went to be with Jesus at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, in his residence. He was born in Madison County on May 31, 1932, the son of Roscoe and Pearlie (Love) Cordell. He retired from Navistar International Harvester. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mildred "Midge" Cordell; their children, Stephen (Brenda) of London, Rick (Susan) of Fairfield, Pa., Bev (Mark) Donahue of Santa Cruz, Bolivia; five grandchildren; one brother, Granville (Pauline) Cordell; one sister, Pauline Cordell; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mildred Travis, Irene Salyers; two brothers, Grant "Bud" and Herbert. Family and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, in the SKILLMAN-McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, in the funeral home. The Rev. Richard Cartwright will be officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be sent to the World Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 948, Marion, IN 46952-0948.

GUTHRIE
Elwood L. Guthrie, 88, of London, died at 1:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, in the Arbors at London Nursing Home. Born Aug. 18, 1915, in Clark County, he was a son of Floyd and Mary Ann (Stevens) Guthrie. He was a former Garage Supervisor for the London Correctional Institution from where he retired in 1985 after 40 years of service. Survivors are his wife, Myrtle (Gregg); two daughters and son-in-law, Saundra and Jim Davis of Dayton, Vernonne Weiner of Columbus; a granddaughter, Kristin Davis of Dayton; a grandson, Todd Melvin of Columbus; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Dorothy (Luther) Adkins of Newark, Roselyn Shaw of Yellow Springs; two sisters-in-law, Delores Guthrie and Martha Guthrie, both of London. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bob Guthrie, Floyd "Toots" Guthrie; sister, Rosena Coe. Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME, London. Pastor Carolyn Peacock officiated. Friends called at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. Family condolences may be made to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

LONGBERRY
Emma Longberry, 89, formerly of Mt. Sterling, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, in Sunbridge of Circleville. She was born Aug. 9, 1914, in Morgan County, Ky., the daughter of Isaac and Mary Adkins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas E. Longberry; granddaughter, Karen. She is survived by daughters, Betty (James) Bolin of Stewart, Ella Mae (Thomas) Hermiz of Marion, Ind.; sons, Thomas (Ann) Longberry of Chardon, Richard (Gloria) Longberry of Mentor, David Longberry; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at the PORTER FUNERAL HOME, Mt. Sterling. The Rev. Thomas Hermiz will be officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be at noon until time of the service.

SMITH
Homer Smith, 70, of Plain City, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 25, 1933, in Mudlick, W. Va. He had a deep love for children and the elderly, especially those who needed a helping hand. He enjoyed performing and listening to Bluegrass music, flower gardening and socializing. He never met a stranger and was a talented story teller. He was preceded in death by his father, James Smith; his mother, Tilda (Sexton) Smith Payne; sister, Mary Knapp. Survivors include daughters, Matilda "Margi" (Charles) Lee of DeBary, Fla., Judith (Dearl) Parsons of Columbus; granddaughter, Kathryn Lee; grandson, Matthew Parsons; sisters, Betty Damron of Plain City, Polly Spradling of Plain City; brother, Henry (Anna) Smith of Plain City; many loving family members. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 202 E. Main St. (State Route 161 W.), Plain City, where family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 and Tuesday, Nov. 12. Pastor Jay P. Justice will be officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City. Contributions may be made to the Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 445, London, OH 43140.

WHITE
Willard "Bill" White, 48, of London, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, in his residence. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Born May 30, 1955, in Columbus, he was a son of George and Helen (Oyer) White Sr. Survivors include his wife, Tracy Mason; daughters, Crystal (Vincent) Monroe of Jeffersonville, Darcey White of Newport; a son, Nathan Mason of London; grandchildren, Kylee Monroe, Makenzie Monroe, James Monroe; sister, Sue Williams of Galloway; eight nieces; six nephews; several great-nieces and great-nephews; sister-in-law, Nannie White of Plumwood; many friends He was preceded in death by his parents; son James White; brother, George White Jr.; sister, Evelyn Smith. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, in the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME, London. The Rev. Steve Gilkerson will be officiating. Interment will follow in Paint Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial contributions to the funeral home. Family condolences may be made to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.


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