Our Obituaries

Ernest L. Barney

October 17, 1928 - April 22, 2017

Ernest L. Barney, age 88, of McArthur, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born October 17, 1928 in Allensville, Ohio to the late Elza Jacob Barney and Flossie Peck Barney. Ernie retired from Lake Hope State Park, where he was employed as a maintenance man for 15 years. He was a member of the Redman organization and he enjoyed rabbit...
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Louise Wilson

February 5, 1924 - April 19, 2017

Margaret Louise Wilson, age 93, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Holzer Assisted Living in Jackson, Ohio. She was born February 5, 1924 in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late Clifford Converse Welch and Ada Marie Grady Welch. Louise was a 1942 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a former secretary and bookkeeper at Morrow Manufacturing Co., Buckeye Furnace...
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C.J. Nicholas

December 27, 1948 - April 12, 2017

Camille Joseph "C.J." Nicholas, age 68, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born December 27, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Camille and Marie Joseph Nicholas. C.J. was a 1967 graduate of Wellston High School and attended Miami University. He was a local businessman, who most recently was the owner and operator of Hardwood Furniture and...
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Imogene Downard

February 16, 1928 - April 8, 2017

Irma Imogene Downard, age 89 of Seton Square, Wellston, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. She was born February 16, 1928 in Coalton, Ohio to the late Harry and Grace Dixon Lucas. Imogene was a 1946 graduate of Coalton High School. On August 10, 1946, she married George Edward Downard, to whom she was married for 40 years at the time of his death...
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Ila M. Compston

March 12, 1940 - April 8, 2017

Ila M. Compston, age 77, of Wellston, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio following a long, courageous battle with leukemia. She was born March 12, 1940 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Daniel Preston Ramsey and Mabel Marie Gray Ramsey. Ila retired in 2010 from Pillsbury, where she was employed for 17 years. She was a...
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William E. "Bill" Mulhern, Sr.

July 14, 1934 - April 5, 2017

William E. "Bill" Mulhern, Sr., age 82, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Cape Coral Hospital in Cape Coral, Florida. He was born July 14, 1934, in Wellston, Ohio, to the late James T. and Rose Young Mulhern. Bill was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served in the Korean War. For his sacrificial service to his country, Bill was the recipient of the...
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Wyladene Kay Cheatwood

October 21, 1938 - April 5, 2017

Wyladene Kay Cheatwood, age 78, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at her home. She was born October 21, 1938 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Lawrence Fitzgerald and Jenny Emmert Fitzgerald. Wyladene, a 1956 graduate of Wellston High School, retired from General Mills where she was employed for many, many years. She attended the former Trinity United Methodist Church in Wellston...
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Herbert E. Ponn

July 2, 1939 - April 3, 2017

Herbert E. Ponn, age 77, of Wellston, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio. He was born July 2, 1939 in Ewington, Ohio to the late Francis L. Ponn and Gladyse Marie Reed Ponn. Herb was a 1957 graduate of Wilton High School and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from the State of Ohio Department of Transportation where he was employed...
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Evelyn M. Butt

September 22, 1932 - April 1, 2017

Evelyn M. Butt, age 84, of Ray, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio. She was born September 22, 1932 in Vinton County, Ohio to the late Charles Levi McFadden and Ethel Leona Rinehart McFadden. Evelyn attended Allensville Schools and was a loving homemaker, mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed reading and attending flea markets, and she loved...
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Ray A. "Rosie" Spearry

June 29, 1925 - March 31, 2017

Ray A. "Rosie" Spearry, Sr., age 91, of Wellston, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at his home. He was born June 29, 1925 in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late Burt Leroy Spearry and Mabel Claire Buffington Spearry. Rosie was a former coal miner for Walton Coal Company and was also a former employee of RJ Reynolds and Pillsbury. He was a member of the Community Chapel Church of Christ in...
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Lance Wilson

July 5, 1945 - March 30, 2017

Lance Wilson, age 71, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Edgewood Manor of Wellston. He was born July 5, 1945 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late James William Wilson and Florence Ruth Howard Wilson. Lance was a 1963 graduate of Hamilton Township High School and a 1970 graduate of Rio Grande College, where he received his Bachelor's degree. Lance, an educator, was formerly...
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Allan D. Brown

February 16, 1946 - March 23, 2017

Allan D. Brown, age 71, of Wellston, passed away suddenly on Thursday evening, March 23, 2017, doing what he loved to do, farming. He was born February 16, 1946 in Wellston, Ohio, to the late Wayne B. Brown and Avonelle D. Leasure Brown. Allan, a 1964 graduate of Coalton High School, was a veteran of the United States Army Reserves. He was a project engineer for the former McNally Pittsburg...
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Beulah M. Little

May 12, 1924 - March 20, 2017

Beulah M. Little, age 92, of Wellston, passed away Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born May 12, 1924 in Wolf Pit, Kentucky to the late Lonza J. Ratliff and Tennessee Kinney Ratliff. Beulah was the former owner and operator, along with her husband, of Little's Grocery in Hamden. She was a high school graduate who was proud of the fact that...
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Erma I. Sandy

July 18, 1922 - March 14, 2017

Erma I. Sandy, age 94, of Hamden, passed away Tuesday morning, March 14, 2017, at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston, Ohio. She was born July 18, 1922 in McArthur, Ohio, daughter of the late Fred Downard and Faye Townsend Downard. Erma, a 1942 graduate of Hamden High School, was a former employee of Cuddy Farms in McArthur, and she retired in 1994 from Pillsbury in Wellston. In her earlier...
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Marlene R. Brenner

December 7, 1932 - March 7, 2017

Marlene R. Brenner, age 84, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at her home. She was born December 7, 1932 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Austin Gill, Sr. and Loma B. Harber Gill. Marlene was a 1950 graduate of Wellston High School. She was the former owner and operator, along with her husband, John, of Brenner's Grocery and Carry-Out in Wellston. Marlene was an avid bingo player...
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Wilma Ann Thacker

February 20, 1981 - March 6, 2017

Wilma Ann Thacker, age 36, of Wellston, passed away Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born February 20, 1981 in Yokosuka, Japan. Wilma, a proud member of the United States Navy from 2006 through 2014, served her country during the Afghanistan War and the Global War on Terrorism. She served on the DDG72 USS Maham and ACU #4 in Littlecreek, Virginia,...
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Timothy A. Bailey

February 25, 1967 - March 5, 2017

Timothy A. Bailey, age 50, of Coalton, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Kobacker House Hospice Facility in Columbus, Ohio following a brief illness. He was born February 25, 1967 in Oak Hill, West Virginia to the late Jack Dempsey Bailey and Betty Louise Atha Bailey. Tim was a hard working man who was employed by the Montgomery Trucking Company in Wellston. He is survived by his...
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April R. Higginbotham

August 14, 1981 - March 4, 2017

April R. Higginbotham, age 35, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017. She was born August 14, 1981 in Charleston, West Virginia. April was a 1999 graduate of Wellston High School and held an Associate's Degree from Rio Grande University. She enjoyed bowling, taking part in her daughter's gymnastic activities and spending time with her family and friends. April is survived by her...
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Kimberly Elaine Gottfried

October 24, 1994 - February 27, 2017

Kimberly Elaine Gottfried, age 22, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. She was born October 24, 1994 in Fairfax, Virginia, daughter of Bryan S. Gottfried and Laura Elaine Walker Benedetti. Kim was a former student at Vinton County High School, where she played girls basketball. She was the kindest person who loved everyone with an open heart and open mind. ...
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Harley W. Canode

August 20, 1937 - February 24, 2017

. Harley W. Canode, age 79 of Jackson, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Four Winds Nursing Facility. He was born August 20, 1937 in Dexter, Ohio to the late John W. Canode and Sylvia G. Wiseman Canode. Harley was a former self-employed carpenter and attended the Wellston Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ann A. Wilbur Canode, whom he married on...
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Shelley Marie Ousley Rowe

April 14, 1978 - February 23, 2017

Shelley Marie Ousley Rowe, age 38, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Ohio State University Medical Center East in Columbus, Ohio. She was born April 14, 1978 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Paul Douglas Ousley and Vicki Diane Sowers Ousley. Shelley was a 1996 graduate of Wellston High School. She was a registered nurse who received her Associates Degree in Nursing from...
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David Lee Matteson

December 11, 1942 - February 22, 2017

David Lee Matteson, age 74, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at his home. He was born December 11, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late Leland James Matteson, Jr. and Marjorie Rebecca Harris Matteson Fields. David was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a former self-employed contractor and a former airplane pilot who enjoyed flying private planes as well as...
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Ronda Cheatwood Graves

January 30, 1965 - February 19, 2017

Ronda Leigh Cheatwood Graves, age 52, of McArthur, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Both of Ronda's parents were with her as she passed away from a long illness and complications from major surgery. She was born January 30, 1965 in Columbus, Ohio to Ronald L. Cheatwood and Wanda A. Gould Cheatwood. Ronda was a...
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Randy Sizemore

September 18, 1949 - February 19, 2017

Randy Sizemore, age 67, of Waverly, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born September 18, 1949 in Scioto County, Ohio to the late James Elmer Sizemore and Mary Marie Roof Sizemore. Randy, a 1967 graduate of Jackson High School , was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was an electrician who...
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Clyde Smith

February 20, 1947 - February 17, 2017

Clyde Smith, age 69, of Wellston, passed away peacefully Friday, February 17, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born February 20, 1947 in Knott County, Kentucky, son of the late Edgar Smith and Nancy Lee Triplett Smith. Clyde was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam era. Following his military service, Clyde went on to become an operating engineer with...
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Allen J. Lendway

March 17, 1945 - February 14, 2017

Allen J. Lendway, age 71, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born March 17, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Joseph and Mary Andrews Lendway. Allen was a veteran of the United States Navy who served during the Vietnam War and was a former employee of Harley-Davidson. He is survived by son, Jason Lendway (Penny)...
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Vaughn M. Baker

November 20, 1917 - February 14, 2017

Vaughn M. Baker, age 99, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born November 30, 1917 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Thomas Vaughn Stevens and Della Whetstone Stevens. Vaughn, a 1935 graduate of Wellston High School, was a loving homemaker who was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She was also a member of the...
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Violet Jean Davis

December 7, 1942 - February 6, 2017

Violet Jean Davis, age74, of Lima, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima, Ohio. She was born December 7, 1942 in Wellston, Ohio, daughter of the late Charles Thomas McNeely and Sylvia Mae Vititoe McNeely. Violet attended Wellston High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister , aunt and homemaker, and she was a caregiver of many. She...
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Linda J. Merrill

October 2, 1947 - February 6, 2017

Linda J. Merrill, age 69, of Huber Heights, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017, at the home of her son in Jackson. She was born October 2, 1947 in Payne Gap, Kentucky to the late Dick L. Johnson and Valma E. Whitaker Johnson. Linda was a 1965 graduate of Wellston High School and she was a licensed insurance agent. Linda, an avid fan of the Kentucky Wildcats, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the...
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Jeremy Robert Griffith

April 27, 1976 - February 5, 2017

Jeremy Robert Griffith, age 40, of McArthur, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017, at his home. He was born April 27, 1976 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Kenneth C. Griffith and Susan E. DePue Griffith. Jeremy was a 1996 graduate of Wellston High School. He was a lineman and former foreman for PLS Power Lines and MasTec. Jeremy enjoyed fishing, watching football on T.V., as well as the Wellston...
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Michael D. Sheeter, Sr.

February 21, 1947 - January 31, 2017

Michael Dee Sheeter, Sr., age 69 of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He was born February 21, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Dwight S. Sheeter and Dorothy L. McFarland Sheeter Haines. Mike was a 1965 graduate of Lynchburg High School and was a member of the Army National Guard. He retired from GTE North, where he was employed for 29 1/2 years. Mike was a member of the...
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Jim Holtz

September 18, 1941 - January 30, 2017

James W. "Jim" Holtz, age 75, of Hamden, passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at his home. He was born September 18, 1941 in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late James Christopher Holtz and Nadine Virginia Ogle Holtz. Jim was a 1959 graduate of Wellston High School and a Veteran of the United States Army who served in Turkey. He was retired from Ford Motor Company, where he was employed for 39...
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Donald W. Tedrow

June 7, 1935 - January 29, 2017

Donald W. Tedrow, age 81, of Hamden, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at his home. He was born June 7, 1935 in Hamden, Ohio to the late Avie R. Tedrow and Ethel A. Tripp Tedrow. Don was a veteran of the United States Navy who served during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the railroad, having been formerly employed by both B&O and DT&I. Don was affiliated with the Hamden United...
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Marvin R. Seymour

March 21, 1943 - January 29, 2017

Marvin R. Seymour, age 73, of Hamden, passed away Sunday morning, January 29, 2017 at his home. He was born March 21, 1943 in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late James R. Seymour and Gladys V. Young Seymour. Marvin was a 1961 graduate of Wellston High School. He retired as a supervisor from General Mills, where he was employed for 22 years. Marvin was a current Councilman for the Village of...
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Wanda Mae Dunlap

September 14, 1951 - January 26, 2017

Wanda Mae Dunlap, age 65, of Londonderry, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at her home. She was born September 14, 1951 in Jackson County, Ohio, daughter of the late Robert and Loretta Gee Morgan. Wanda Mae was a 1969 graduate of Vinton County High School and she recently retired from General Mills where she was employed for 34 years. She attended the Dundas Church and enjoyed gardening...
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George C. Brown

June 16, 1956 - January 25, 2017

George C. Brown, age 60, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his home. He was born June 16, 1956 in Wellston, Ohio, son of the late Merrill and Irene Knox Brown. George was a former employee of OSCO Industries in Jackson. He enjoyed shooting pool, hunting, watching NASCAR and football games on T.V. and spending time with his family. He is survived by his daughter, Tasha...
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Helen L. Griffith

October 4, 1932 - January 24, 2017

Helen L. Griffith, age 84, of Wellston, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. She was born October 4, 1932 in Glenroy, Ohio to the late William Roy Trace and Hattie D. Barlow Trace. Helen was a loving homemaker who was also a former health care provider at Edgewood Manor of Wellston. She attended The Old Country Church and she had this one testimony, that she pleased The...
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Keith V. Fetherolf

August 28, 1957 - January 20, 2017

Keith V. Fetherolf, age 59, of McArthur, passed away Friday morning, January 20, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He went to be with his Lord following his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Keith was born August 28, 1957 in Lancaster, Ohio to Rollie Vernon Fetherolf and Alice Mae Johnston Fetherolf. Keith was a 1975 graduate of Vinton County Consolidated High School...
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Gloria M. Ankrom

December 13, 1962 - January 18, 2017

Gloria M. Ankrom, age 54, of McArthur, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. She was born December 13, 1962 in Sanford, Florida, daughter of the late Donald James Sprague and Marie Ballard Sprague. Gloria, a 1981 graduate of Vinton County High School, was a licensed minister with the United Methodist Conference. She was currently the Pastor at...
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Mary H. Waldron

April 25, 1950 - January 18, 2017

Mary H. Waldron, age 66, of Coalton, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio. She was born April 25, 1950 in Webster Springs, West Virginia to the late Adam Eckridge Hamrick and Violet Madelin Frederick Hamrick. Mary was a graduate of Webster Springs High School and a Veteran of the United States Army. She was a former nursing assistant and a former...
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Anna Marie Kimbel

September 11, 1940 - January 17, 2017

Anna Marie Kimbel, age 76, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at her home. She was born September 11, 1940 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Kermit P. Evans and Ella Marie Hamilton Evans. Anna Marie was a 1958 graduate of Wellston High School. She retired from the First National Bank of Wellston, where she was employed for 36 years. For over 20 years, Anna Marie...
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Millard "Gene" Kerby

August 26, 1932 - January 17, 2017

The Rev. Millard "Gene" Kerby, age 84, of Oak Hill, Ohio, and formerly of Calhoun County, West Virginia, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from the Edgewood Manor Nursing Facility in Wellston, Ohio. He was born August 26, 1932 in Calhoun County, West Virginia to the late Orval Kerby and Velma B. Carpenter Kerby. Gene was a 1950 graduate of Calhoun County High School...
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Beverly Darlene Branscomb

August 8, 1939 - January 13, 2017

Beverly Darlene Branscomb, age 77, of Vinton, passed away Friday morning, January 13, 2017 at her home. She was born August 8, 1939 in Alger, Ohio, daughter of the late Lewis Givens and Mary King Stober. Darlene was a loving homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, having cookouts and playing cards. In years past, she was a caregiver at the County Home in Hardin County. Darlene...
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Nellie Louise Sexton

November 4, 1933 - January 6, 2017

Nellie Louise Sexton, age 83, of Wellston, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, January 6, 2017 from the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born November 4, 1933 in Carter County, Kentucky to the late Charlie Thomas and Julie Felty Thomas. Nellie was a loving homemaker and faithful Christian lady. She was a member of the Community Chapel CCU (formerly Wellston #3) and...
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Austin D. "Milli" Milliken

July 2, 1999 - January 5, 2017

Austin D. "Milli" Milliken, age 17, of Wellston, passed away Thursday morning, January 5, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous 17 year battle with AVM. He was born July 2, 1999 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Matthew S. Milliken and Mary E. Walters Milliken. Austin, a senior at Wellston High School, had already received his diploma from Wellston City Schools, making...
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Douglas Allan Heitman

April 27, 1940 - December 23, 2016

Douglas Allan Heitman, age 76, of Zaleski, beloved husband, grandfather and great grandfather went to be with the Lord on December 23, 2016. He was born April 27, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Herman Heitman and Dorothy Grunner Heitman. Douglas was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Joan Heitman, a son, Brian, four daughters, Heather, Rosalie,...
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Roger D. Jordan

July 2, 1948 - December 21, 2016

Roger D. Jordan, age 68, of McArthur, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at his home. He was born July 2, 1948 in McArthur, Ohio, the son of the late Willis Foster Jordan and Fostina Mae South Jordan. Roger was retired from Buckeye Automotive in McArthur where he was employed as a machinist. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Fellowship Church in Wellston, and in his spare time, Roger...
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Garnetta M. Holzapfel

May 30, 1923 - December 17, 2016

Garnetta M. "Gigi" Holzapfel, age 93, of Wellston passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born May 30, 1923 in Davisville, Ohio, Coal Township, to the late Everett Evan Richards and Augusta Rebecca Leach Richards. Garnetta was a 1941 graduate of Coalton High School. Along with being a loving housewife and homemaker, she was a former employee of...
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Roger E. Richards

January 2, 1920 - December 14, 2016

Roger E. Richards, age 96, of Bluffton, South Carolina and a former resident of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at the Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio. He was born January 2, 1920 in Coalton, Ohio to the late Everett Evan Richards and Augusta Leach Richards. Roger was a 1937 graduate of Coalton High School and was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, having...
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Charles A. "Buck" Bobo

December 7, 1950 - December 13, 2016

Charles A. "Buck" Bobo, age 66, of Wilkesville, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at his home. He was born December 7, 1950 in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Carlos V. Bobo and Dorothy N. Potts Bobo. Buck was the owner and operator of the former Bobo's Feed and Supply in Wilkesville. He loved riding and training horses and he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Buck was a...
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Clarice "Maxine" Gallicchio

September 27, 1928 - December 12, 2016

Clarice "Maxine" Gallicchio, age 88, of Wellston, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio. She was born September 27, 1928 in Jackson County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clarence Donald Kight and Viola Marcella Hatfield Kight Miller. Maxine was a former food manager at K-Mart in Grove City. She was a member of the Coalton Free Will Baptist Church and...
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Floyd Leo "F.L." Jenkins, Jr.

August 27, 1949 - December 7, 2016

Floyd Leo "F.L." Jenkins, Jr., age 67, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the V.A. Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born August 27, 1949 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Floyd Leo Jenkins, Sr. and Helen Irene Cartwright Jenkins. F.L. was a proud veteran of the United States Army who served during the Vietnam War. He was a former self-employed handyman, as well as...
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Earl Jay Downard, Sr

June 24, 1953 - December 4, 2016

Earl Jay Downard, Sr., age 63, of Hamden, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home. He was born June 24, 1953 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Ernest Robert Downard and Marjorie Jane Williams Downard. Earl was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged from the military following 10 years of active duty and 1 year of active...
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James Ray "Jimmy" Perry

July 29, 1963 - November 30, 2016

James Ray "Jimmy" Perry, age 53, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio following a long battle with leukemia. He was born July 29, 1963 in Oak Hill, Ohio to Delbert Eugene Perry, Sr. and Helen Mae Scarrett Perry. Jimmy attended Wellston High School and Buckeye Hills Career Center. He was a former self-employed construction worker who...
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Karen L. Angles

July 21, 1940 - November 24, 2016

Karen L. Angles, age 76, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. She was born July 21, 1940 in Vinton County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Elza and Julia Salmons Camp. Karen was a 1958 graduate of Wellston High School and was a former supervisor at Austin Powder. She is survived by her children, P.D. Angles of Wellston, Tami Downard (Scott)...
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Dean W. Swingle

August 7, 1934 - November 24, 2016

Dean W. Swingle, age 82, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born August 7, 1934 in Akron, Ohio to the late James Wilbur Swingle and Georgia Howe Swingle. Dean was a 1953 graduate of Jackson High School and a veteran of the United State Army and the Air Force Reserves. Dean, an Engineering Technician, retired...
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Wilbur E. Ward, Jr.

June 11, 1924 - November 18, 2016

Wilbur E. Ward, Jr., age 92, of Wellston, passed away Friday morning, November 18, 2016 at his home. He was born June 11, 1924 in Cheshire, Ohio to the late Wilbur E. Ward, Sr. and Ada Ward. Wilbur was a Sergeant in the United States Army, who served during WWII as a Pharmacy Technician. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Pharmacy and was the owner and operator of the...
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Nina R. Glass

January 26, 1929 - November 17, 2016

Nina R. Glass, age 87, of Wellston, was called home to the Lord on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born January 26, 1929 in Glenroy, Ohio to the late Rev. Edward Stevens and Lulabelle Gilliland Stevens. Nina attended Berlin School and Wellston High School. She was a loving housewife who also formerly worked as a nurse's aide at Jenkins...
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Lois Arlene Allen

July 30, 1934 - November 15, 2016

Lois Arlene Allen, age 82, of McArthur, passed away peacefully at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She was born July 30, 1934 in Logan, Ohio to the late Ellsworth Barnhart and Eva Pearl Conner Barnhart (Strawsburg). Lois was a loving homemaker who enjoyed reading, watching Westerns on T.V. and spending time with her family. She is survived by her 3...
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Helen Heiser

June 19, 1925 - November 15, 2016

Helen Heiser, age 91, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday morning, November 15, 2016, at the Holzer Assisted Living in Jackson. She is survived by her sons, Larry, Jeff and Bruce, and was preceded in death by her husband, Harold in 1997. Services will be Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 1 P.M. at the Epstein Memorial Chapel, 3232 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio.
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Mary Katherine Parker

September 30, 1962 - November 14, 2016

Mary Katherine Parker, age 54, of Wellston, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born September 30, 1962 in Oak Hill, Ohio to Robert Leslie Thompson and Caroline Genevieve Wilt Thompson. Mary attended Jackson High School and was a former employee of General Mills until her health started to decline. She enjoyed horseback and trail...
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Brian Keith Johnston

November 13, 1966 - November 6, 2016

Brian Keith Johnston, age 49, of Allensville, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016, at his home. He was born November 13, 1966 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Ray E. Johnston and Linda S. Moore Jordan. Brian was a 1985 graduate of Vinton County High School and was a former employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Jackson for 10 years. He loved the outdoors, where he enjoyed riding his four-wheeler,...
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Rebecca Kim Ziegler

December 24, 1959 - November 6, 2016

Rebecca Kim Ziegler, age 56, of Cincinnati, and a former resident of Wellston, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones, on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Hospice of Cincinnati. She was born December 24, 1959 in Oak Hill, Ohio to Howard Kent Ziegler and Josephine A. Horton Ziegler. Kim was a 1978 graduate of Oak Hill High School and Buckeye Hills Career Center. She was a loving...
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Judith I. "Judy" Grimm

December 5, 1942 - November 2, 2016

Judith I. "Judy" Grimm, age 73, of Wellston, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Four Winds Nursing Facility in Jackson, Ohio. She was born December 5, 1942 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania to the late Harry W. Cole and Willa M. Umble Cole. Judy was a homemaker who enjoyed playing bingo in her spare time. She was a member of the Wellston Jr. Study Club and the V.F.W. Post #93 in...
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Freda M. Frederick

October 28, 1928 - November 1, 2016

Freda M. Frederick, age 88, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Edgewood Manor of Wellston. She was born October 28, 1928 in Wilmot, Ohio to the late Frederick William Frederick and Iva May Sampsel Frederick. Freda was a homemaker who enjoyed making crafts. She attended the Roads Missionary Church. Freda is survived by her sisters, Audrey Jean Frederick of Wilmot, Ohio and...
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Catherine L. "Cathy" Swift

March 8, 1947 - October 31, 2016

Catherine L. "Cathy" Swift, age 69, of Wellston, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was born March 8, 1947 in Mason County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Jack Bowling and Betty Bishop Shipman. Cathy was employed at General Mills in Wellston, where she had worked for over 25 years. She attended The Vessel...
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Michael E. "Mike" Brown

December 13, 1960 - October 25, 2016

Michael E. "Mike" Brown, age 55, of Jackson, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Mike was being treated at Ohio State University's Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, for heart complications when he suddenly passed. He was born December 13, 1960 to Walter H. Brown and Emma Barbara Brown, who preceded him in death. Mike, a lumberjack by trade, was a 1979...
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Alice M. Tatman

November 4, 1932 - October 15, 2016

Alice M. Tatman, age 83, of McArthur, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016, at her home. She was born November 4, 1932 in Pickaway, Ohio to the late Albert Jordan Knece and Nellie G. Mills Knece. Alice was a former employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Logan for 16 years. She is survived by son, Curtis D. Tatman (Sherry) of Jackson; daughter, Judy E. Himelrick (David) of McArthur;...
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Tracy J. Bevard McLain

February 11, 1971 - October 9, 2016

Tracy J. Bevard McLain, age 45, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. She was born February 11, 1971 in Gallipolis, Ohio. Tracy was a home health care worker who enjoyed baking, traveling, shopping and going to amusement parks. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Ruth Ann Jarvis Leach and Frank Leach of Wellston; fiancé,...
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Francis E. "Buddy" Kille

March 15, 1950 - October 9, 2016

Francis E. "Buddy" Kille, age 66, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016, at his home. He was born March 15, 1950 in Radcliff, Ohio to the late Francis P. Kille and Virginia E. Sizemore Faulk Kille. Buddy was a truck driver who was a former employee of Davis Trucking, McArthur Trucking and Huntley Trucking. He was of the Mormon faith and was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of...
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Margaret "Maggie" Dunn Cheek

March 1, 1961 - October 5, 2016

Margaret "Maggie" Dunn Cheek, age 55, of Wellston, departed this life, surrounded by loved ones, on Wednesday evening, October 5, 2016 at Edgewood Manor of Wellston. She was born March 1, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan to Audrey Bentley Dunn and Dan Dunn. Maggie was a 1979 graduate of Oak Hill High School and also a graduate of Clark Community College in 2006. Maggie had a love of collecting...
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Thelma F. Zinn

September 14, 1925 - October 4, 2016

Thelma F. Zinn, age 91, of Hamden, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at Hamden Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born September 14, 1925 in Oreton, Ohio to the late Oscar Louis Woodruff and Lola Camp Woodruff. Thelma was a 1943 graduate of Vinton High School. She was a loving homemaker who enjoyed playing bingo, crocheting and reading, but most of all, Thelma loved spending time with her...
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Earl Williams

July 9, 1955 - September 30, 2016

Earl Williams, age 61, of Wellston, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016, at the SOMC Hospice Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born July 9, 1955 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Roy Williams and Anna Mae Nichols Williams. Earl was a 1973 graduate of Wellston High School. He was a former construction worker who had been an employee of Fannin Construction in Jackson for 20 years prior to his...
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Alice M. Frisby

October 3, 1932 - September 27, 2016

Alice M. Frisby, age 83, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at her home. She was born October 3, 1932 in Dayton, Ohio to the late George Edward Shotts and Winnie Bell Mitchem Shotts. Alice was a loving homemaker and mother who enjoyed playing bingo, cooking and spending time with her family. She is survived by her children, Harold Richard Frisby, Jr. (Kathy) of Hamden, Eva...
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Eunice Anthony Richards

January 16, 1922 - September 23, 2016

Eunice Anthony Richards, age 94, a former resident of Wellston, passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio. She was born January 16, 1922 in Harrisburg, Illinois, daughter of the late late Harry Jacob Anthony and Stella Haynes Anthony Baker. Eunice was a 1939 graduate of Coalton High School. She was the former assistant to the director of human services at...
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Arthur Franklin "Frank" Watters

April 1, 1952 - September 22, 2016

Arthur Franklin "Frank" Watters, age 64, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at his home. He was born April 1, 1952 in Hamden, Ohio to David J. Watters, Sr. and Barbara Ann Watters (Walton). Frank was a veteran of the Unites States Marine Corps who served during the Vietnam War. He was the former bookkeeper for the V.F.W. Post 9092 in Wellston for 17 years. Frank was a...
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Juanita J. Dutcher

July 12, 1929 - September 21, 2016

Juanita Jean( Angel) Dutcher, 87, of McArthur, Ohio passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 21 at Pickering Hospice House in Lancaster, Ohio. She was born July 12, 1929 in Logan, Ohio to the late Rev. Claude and Ruth Stephenson Angel. Juanita was retired from the Star Washington school system in Union Furnace, Ohio, where she worked as a cook for several years. She was a life-long...
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Leo C. Cox

August 5, 1944 - September 19, 2016

Leo C. Cox, age 72, of Orville, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at the Life Care Hospice Facility in Wooster, Ohio. He was born August 5, 1944 in Craigsville, West Virginia to the late Arnold L. Cox and Della Arlene Sparks Cox. Leo was a 40 year member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was of the Baptist faith and he enjoyed hunting turkey, deer and squirrel, along with being an...
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Rebecca Ann Funk King

November 12, 1944 - September 18, 2016

Rebecca Ann Funk King, age 71, of Byer, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born November 12, 1944 at Petrea Hollow in Jackson County, Ohio, daughter of the late Eugene Blair and Faye Freeman Williams and Lloyd Williams. Becky was a loving mother and homemaker who enjoyed going to yard sales, reading her Bible and raising her...
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Ruth A. Horton

September 27, 1923 - September 12, 2016

Ruth A. Horton, age 92, of Wellston, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson, Ohio. She was Born September 27, 1923 in Coal Township, Jackson County, Ohio, to the late Lewis W. Click and Jessie Giffin Click. Ruth was a 1941 graduate of Coalton High School and a graduate of Portsmouth Business College. She was a loving wife and mother and was also a...
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Jerry W. Denney, Sr.

January 1, 1935 - September 4, 2016

Jerry W. Denney, Sr., age 81, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Jenkins Care Community in Wellston. He was born January 1, 1935 in Jackson County, Ohio to the late George W. Denney and Addie Caton Denney. Jerry, a retired coal miner, was a former employee of Meigs Mine #3. He was a veteran of the United States Army who served during the Korean Conflict. Jerry was a member...
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Kathleen J. Chaffin

May 23, 1936 - August 29, 2016

Kathleen J. Chaffin, age 80, of Wellston, passed away Monday, August 29, 2016, at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born May 23, 1936 in Clarksburg, W.Va. to the late Dominique Payne and Sylvia M. Hickman Payne. Kathleen was a former bank teller and a former employee of OVAL in Wellston. She enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles and watching football on T.V. Kathleen is...
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Carmel W. Littlejohn

May 9, 1924 - August 28, 2016

Carmel W. Littlejohn, age 92, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016, at the Edgewood Manor of Wellston. He was born May 9, 1924 in Wellston, Ohio to the late George N. and Bessie Green Littlejohn. Carmel was retired from the United States Marine Corps with 20 years of active service. He was also the former owner of Littlejohn's Shell Station in Wellston for 17 years. Carmel was a...
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Sarah E. "Betty" Collins

April 4, 1929 - August 28, 2016

Sarah E. "Betty" Collins, age 87, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Heartland of Jackson. She was born April 4, 1929 in Greenup, Kentucky to the late Charles and Agnes (Ingels) Moore. Betty was a loving mother and homemaker. In the past, she enjoyed cooking for the Shiloh Shrine Club in Wellston and she was a member of the Baptist faith. Betty is survived by her sons, Henry...
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Brenda Denney Whiting

November 17, 1963 - August 27, 2016

Brenda Denney Whiting, age 52, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016, at the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born November 17, 1963 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Jerry W. Denney and Judy D. Daily Denney. Brenda was a 1982 graduate of Wellston High School and a former home health aide for Family Senior Care. Brenda had a big heart and was always willing to give to and...
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Lia Nicole Hart

June 15, 1999 - August 21, 2016

Lia Nicole Hart, age 17, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 from injuries received in an automobile accident. She was born June 15, 1999 in Danville, Kentucky to John K. Hart and Esther Dawn Reed Hart. Lia had just started her Junior year at Wellston High School where she was a member and officer of Student Council, the pep club and she ran track. Lia was employed at Michael's...
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Michael J. Pratt

January 1, 1949 - August 18, 2016

Michael J. Pratt, age 67, of Wellston, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born January 1, 1949 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late Jack Pratt and Barbara Jane Peoples Pratt. Mike, a 1967 graduate of Wellston High School, was a veteran of the United States Army who served during the Vietnam War. He was a construction...
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Mandy Hill Ewing

June 23, 1978 - August 14, 2016

Mandy Hill Ewing, age 38, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at her home. She was born June 23, 1978 in Gallipolis, Ohio. Mandy, a 1996 graduate of Wellston High School, received an Occupational Therapist Assistant's Degree from Shawnee State University and was employed as an OTA at several area nursing and rehab facilities. Mandy was a woman of great faith who enjoyed life to...
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Raymond G. Frisby

May 16, 1951 - August 12, 2016

Raymond G. Frisby, age 65, of McArthur, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, August 12, 2016, at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. He was born May 16, 1951 in Athens, Ohio to the late Owen Frisby and Betty Lenegar Frisby. Raymond was a 1970 graduate of Wellston High School and a former employee of the Pants Factory and General Mills. He enjoyed working in his garden, spending time in...
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Rebecca Sue "Becky" Perry

April 21, 1959 - August 4, 2016

Rebecca Sue "Becky" Oiler Perry, age 57, of Wellston, passed away Thursday morning, August 4, 2016, at her home. She was born April 21, 1959 in Chillicothe, Ohio to Jack E. Oiler and Cledith Prater Oiler. Becky, a 1977 graduate of Vinton County High School, was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her daughter and grandchildren. She is survived by her parents, Jack and Cledith Oiler of...
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Mary Ruth Leedy

June 3, 1926 - August 2, 2016

Mary Ruth Leedy, age 90, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio. She was born June 3, 1926 in Johnson City, Tennessee to the late Robert Spencer Stansberry and Lenos Alberta Gwinn Stansberry. Ruth retired from Jackson Corporation, where she was employed for several years. She was a former member of the Winchester United Methodist Church and...
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Roger Wilbur

July 11, 1957 - August 1, 2016

Roger Wilbur, age 59, of Hamden, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. He was born July 11, 1957 in Jackson, Ohio to the late John D. Wilbur and Shirley A. Leach Wilbur. Roger was a 1976 graduate of Vinton County High School and a graduate of Ft. Campbell in Kentucky. He was a veteran of the United States Army and he retired from the Village of...
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Roger Keith Saltsman

December 19, 1952 - July 22, 2016

Roger Keith Saltsman, age 63, of Wellston, passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at his home. He was born December 19, 1952 in Gallipolis, Ohio to Joseph R. Saltsman and Betty J. Cook Saltsman. Roger was a 1971 graduate of Wellston High School, where he played receiver for the Wellston Golden Rockets football team, and still today, holds the receiving yardage record. Roger was a veteran of the...
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Bob Petersen

July 4, 1948 - July 14, 2016

Robert "Bob" Petersen, age 68, of Wellston, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 14, 2016 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born July 4, 1948 in Newark, New Jersey. Bob, a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, served his country during the Vietnam War. He was employed by the City of Wellston, where he started working in 2002 as a communications officer...
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Anna May West

August 19, 1931 - July 5, 2016

Anna May West, age 84, of Wellston, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the Four Winds Community in Jackson, Ohio. She was born August 19, 1931 in Barboursville, West Virginia to the late Clifford Conger and Mary Lucas Conger. Ann was a former cook for several area businesses and schools, and she enjoyed being with her grandchildren and watching T.V. She is survived by her children, Rick...
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Eugene Arthur Sells, Jr

March 11, 1957 - July 4, 2016

Eugene A. Sells, Jr., age 59, of Wellston, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016 at his home. He was born March 11, 1957 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to the late Eugene Arthur Sells, Sr. and Martina Abarques Pao Sells. Eugene was a wonderful chef and his passion in life was cooking. He was of the Mormon faith. Eugene is survived by his sons, Joseph Sells, Jude Sells, Jonathan Sells and John Paul Sells,...
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Ona Mae Whetstone

November 21, 1931 - July 4, 2016

Ona Mae Whetstone, age 84 of Wellston, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016 at the Holzer Medical Center in Jackson. She was born November 21, 1931 in Richmond Dale, Ohio to the late Milton Oscar Detty and Leona Mae Turvey Detty. Ona Mae was a loving homemaker and a former employee of Banquet Foods. She was a hard worker all of her life, and she enjoyed spending time with her family and being...
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Michelle Finn Williams

March 28, 1956 - June 28, 2016

Michelle Finn Williams, age 60, of Wellston, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 28, 2016. She was born March 28, 1956 in Gallipolis, Ohio to the late William W. Finn and Arlene L. Emmert Finn. Michelle, a 1974 graduate of Wellston High School, was a former employee of Pillsbury. She enjoyed the outdoors and taking care of her dogs. Michelle is survived by her husband of 33 years, Roy...
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Roy Melvin Barnett, Sr.

December 28, 1937 - June 24, 2016

Roy M. Barnett, Sr. age 78, of Hamden, passed away Friday, June 24, 1016 at the Edgewood Manor Nursing Facility in Wellston. He was born December 28, 1937 in Richland Township, Vinton County, Ohio to the late Russell Barnett and Bernice Brown Barnett. Roy was a former employee of Crownover Lumber in McArthur for over 30 years. He is survived by his daughter, Pamela Haynes (Chet) of McArthur;...
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William L."Billy" Gilliland

August 8, 1971 - June 23, 2016

William L. "Billy" Gilliland, age 44 of Arizona, and a former resident of Wellston, passed away June 23, 2016 in Arizona. He was born August 8, 1971 in Gallipolis, Ohio. Billy, a cherished son, brother and friend, graduated from Wellston High School with the class of 1989. Following graduation, he joined the Army and rose to the rank of Sergeant, working as a maintenance chief for Apache...
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