- Hi All,
Here are some Obits that were in the Fairborn news paper.
ROSE K. MEYERS
Rose K. Meyers, 89 formerly of Kettering passed away in Melbourne Fla.
at Angel Landing Care Center Nov 7, 2002. She was preceded in death by
her husband, John and a son John jr, a United States Marine.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Lou Ann Dibiasi,
Florida and Geraldine (Jerri) and Glenn Devoe, Xenia: six grandchildren
Charles Priest, John Priest, Christina Robineau, Denise (DeVoe) Rowles,
Keith DeVoe and Diane DeVoe; and six great-grandchildren.
She was a past volunteer at the Charles Latham Senior Center in
Kettering. She retired from the Delco Products Division of General
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov 12 at the Neeld
Home, 1276 N. Detroit St, Xenia, with Rev. Carla Stengel officiaring.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Calvary
Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton
324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, Ohio.
VIVIAN ARLENE MEYER
Vivian Arlene Meyer, 89 formerly of Enon and Fairborn, died Thursday,
Oct 31, 2002 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband
Elmer H. Meyer, in 1957; sisters, Edith Adkins and Vada I. Christman; and
brother, Robert E. Custer. She is survived by two daughters, Vicki Jo
Ransbottom of Centerville and Judy Ann Shipman of California; five
grandchildren , Tommiann Hill, Scott Shipman, Michall Dallas, Todd
Henson and Christopher Henson; and four great-grandchildren.
Vivian was a member of Daughters of America, F.O.E. aERIE #2641
in Fairborn, and a member of Enon First Church of God.
Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Enon First Church
of God, 4800 Snider Rd, Enon with Rev. Glenn Willhoite officiating. Burial
will follow at Glen Haven Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday at Morris Sons Funeral Home
104 W. Main Street, Fairborn. If desired memorial contributions may be
made to the Senior Resource Connection, 5601 Kentshire Drive, Kettering
JAMES RICHARD MILLER
James Richard Miller age 80 of Fairborn, died Friday, Nov 1, 2002 in
Columbus, Ohio. He retired from W.P.A.F.B. in 1983, and was a
member of the Fairborn Parks and Recreation Committee. He survived
by his wife Anne of 58 years; two daughters, Sue Miller and Carol
Fahnestock ; one son, James E. Miller; five granchildren, Kum, Karen,
Dan, Christi and Andrew; three great-grandchildren, Joey, Jonathon,
and Clayton; one cousin, Bob Grosh. Private services at the convenience
of the family. Arrangements in care of Morris Sons Funeral Home, 104
W. Main st Fairborn, Ohio.
ALICE REBECCA GUTH
Guth, Alice Rebecca age 92 of New Carlisle, formerly of Huber Heights,
passed away Wednesday, Nov 6, 2002 at W.B.A.F.B. Hospital. She is
preceded in death by her first husband James Ward in 1937, and her
second husband Harold Guth of 53 years in 1999.
Survived by one daughter Rebecca L. Baughman, two sons and
daughters-in-law, Jim & Joyce Ward, and Bill & Ruth Ward, one sister
Jessamine Wilson, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was a life-time member of Fairborn St. Luck United Methodist
Church and a graduate of Cedarville College.
A funeral service will be held 12 noon Friday, Nov. 8 at Morris
Sons Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St, Fairborn with Caplain John
Motter officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. The family
`will receive Friends From 10 a.m. until time of service Firday at the
DONALD RAY YATES
Donald Ray Yates, 58 of Xenia, passed away unexpectedly Thursday,
October 31, 2002 in his home. He was born April 14, 1944 in Litchfield,
Ky, the son of Elmer and Mildred (Harris) Yates. Don worked at the
Palladium Item in Richmond, Ind for 28 years and at Wright Patterson
Air Force Base since 1989, most recently in Public Affairs. Don was an
avid golfer and will be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in
death by an infant brother, Michael Yates. He is survived by his parents
of Louisville, Ky; his wife whom he married July 14, 1963, Anna (Caudill)
Yates of Xenia; his son, Monte and Mandy Yates of Beavercreek and
his daughter, Delana and Faustino Zapata of Bellbrook; two sisters;
Brenda Yates and Deborah Lee both of Louisville, Ky. A brother, David
Yates of Louisville, Ky, four grandchildren; Gabriella & Mia Zapata and
Sarah Jayne & Tess Yates and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at 2 p.m
at McColaugh Funeral Home, 826 n. Detroit St, Xenia, Ohio. The family
will receive friends Monday, Nov, 4, 2002 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Beavercreek Memorial gifts
may be made to St. Vincent's Hotel. 212 W. Fifth St, Dayton, Ohio and
Kentuckiana Crime Stoppers, 768 Barrett Ave Louisville, Ky 40203.
BRENDA "GALE" CASKEY SMITH
Brenda "Gale" Caskey Smith, age 58, of Fairborn passed away Firday
Nov 8, 2002 at Hospice of Dayton. She was born April 22, 1944 in West
Liberty, Ky, the daughter of Omer and Hannah (Adkins) Caskey.
She was a retired accounting techician from Wright-Patterson Air
Force Base. She was a member of the Fairborn Order of Eastern Star
Aero Chapter 536 and the Fairborn Fraternal Order of Eagles.
She is survived by her husband of 12 years, Bruce Smith; two daughters
and a son-in-law, Shane and Scott Scholz and Kelly Doyle; four sisters
and brothers-in-law. Kathleen and William T. Adams of Dayton, Ohio,
Eva Mae Bowling of Dayton, Ohio, Anna Jane and James C. Moore of
of Enon, Ohio and Becky and Bob Smith of Dayton, Ohio; a brother and
sister-in-law, Charles and Eileen Caskey of Fairborn; two grandchildren
Cody Doyle and Cory Doyle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Omer and Hannah Caskey.
Friends may call at Victory Temple Church, Fairborn, Ohio Tuesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. weher services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. with
Rev. Ancil Carter and Rev. Tim Walden officiating.
Burial will be in Byron Cemetery. The family is being served by Burcham
Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St Fairborn, Ohio. Memorial contributions in
memory may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Inc. Rest in peace. our beloved.
ROBERT E. KERNS
Robert E. "Butch" Kerns, 54 of Xenia, went to be with his Lord Saturday,
Nov, 2, 2002 in Jackson, Ohio. He was born March 2, 1948 in Xenia the
son of Robert E. Kerns Sr, and Iona (Shepherd) Kerns. Butch was
employed by Twist for 30 years where he worked as a supervisor.
He was a member of Trinity Christian Assembly where he played
guitar for the church. Butch was an avid outdoorsman enjoying
hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by a brother, John
Kerns. He is survived by his wife of 16 1/2 years Rhonda (Gentner)
Kerns; his father and step-mother Robert and Rose Kerns of Bowling
Green, Ky. and his mother, Iona Kerns of Xenia; two sons Bobby
Kerns of West Carrollton and Jeremy Kerns of Atlanta, Ga; two
step-children Jason and Jessica Stacy of Xenia; two sisters Audrea
(David) Storer and Cheryl (Kyle) Graves all of Xenia; two grandchildren
Brittany and Blake Kerns; a mother and father-in-law John and Mardell
Gentner; several sisters and brothers-in-law and many nieces and
nephews and special friends.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov 6, 2002 at
Trinity Christian Assembly, 1146 Grange Hall Rd, Beavercreek with
Rev. William Rowe officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday
Nov 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. at McColaugh Funeral Home 826 N. Detroit St,
May God Bless
- Hi All
Here are more obituaries from the 1975 Northern New Salem Association.
Harold Varney, s/o A.M. & Maggie Rutherford Varney, m. Ruth Smith.
Arthur Lafferty, s/o Hiram & Marie Hix Lafferty, m. Elma Holbrook.
Tory & Rachel Sparkman, Troy s/o Uarah & Elizabeth Smith Sparkman, m.
Roxie Robinson, m. Lee Adkins Jr, later m. Whetsel Robinson
Rachel Sparkman, d/o Tom Tuttle & Hanna Collins , m. Troy Sparkman.
Joyce & Johnny Darrel Combs, Joyce m. Johnny Combs
Maudie Shepherd, m. Kindle Shepherd
James Dorton, m. Daisy Dorton.
Irene Bates; d/o Willard & Maisie Tackett Burke, m. Jessie Bates.
David L. Higgins, m. Mollie Allen.
Della Sword, d/o Richard Moore & Nancy Jane McCoy, m. Levi Sword.
George Adkins, s/o Joseph Perry Adkins & Maro Abshire m. Goldie
Bertha Thacker Pinson, d/o Lee & Liza Coleman Thacker m. Fred R. Pinson
Archie Burton, s/o Bennett & Fannie Moore Burton, m. Ella Burton.
Burnette Hall Newsome, d/o Willard & Georgia Holyfield Hall, m. Shelby
Daniel Ratliff, s/o Don & Causby Mullins Ratliff.
Goldie Tackett d/o Fronie & Harmon Mitchell, m. Emmitt Tackett.
Hatler Jones, m. Bessie Jones
Lilbern Gibson, s/o Alex & Sally Gibson, m. Sarah Thacker.
Erma A. Roark, d/o Mr & Mrs Lloyd Eldridge, m. Charles E. Roark.
Joseph Hicks, s/o James & Alice Ousley Hicks, m. Maudie Bailey.
James E. Hylton, s/o Delmon Hylton & Stella Adkins m. Wanda A. Coleman.
Charles Tackett, s/o Ervin & Maudie Tackett, m. Meffie Tackett.
John E. Bishop, s/o Venson Bishop & Louamey Bishop, m. Bessie Branham.
May God Bless
- Hi All
Here are the Obituaries from the 1976 Northern New Salem, Assoc.
Nora Ellen Slone, d/o Wheatly & Nancy Boleyn, m. Jonas Slone Sr.
Wendell Tackett, s/o Kermit & Draxie Hall Tackett.
Celia B. Henson, d/o Quiller Bentley & Rachel Osborne, m. Roosevelt
Rose Ray, m. Shurm Ray.
Booker C. Riffe, m. Susie Horn.
Miles M. Slone, s/o Alex & Martha Slone, m. Ada Slone.
Steve Blair, s/o Jess Blair & Clerinda Caudill Blair, m. Locie Davis.
Mandy Roberts Johnson, d/o Niel & Maggie Roberts, m. Elic Malasky
Samuel E. Collins, s/o Willie Collins & Rachel Tuttle, m. Audrey Jean
Bee Bailey & Melcine Collins.
John Mart Thornsberry, m. Lizzie Hall.
Wesley Caudill, s/o Dave & Peggy Summler Cuadill, m. Millie Whitaker,
Hade & Nancy Caudill Whitaker.
John Edward Amburgey, s/o Earl & Rena Mae (Short) Amburgey. John was
first cousin killed by a drunk driver.
Estill Amburgey, s/o Albert & Cassie Amburgey, m. Cora Amburgey.
Clifford Hicks, s/o Bennie & Cora Hicks, m. Bertha Hughes.
Elmon & Adie Akers.
Joann Adams, d/o Alex & Jane Preece, m. Jim Adams
Dona Likens Warrens, d/o Lewis & Reelly Conn Likens, m. Lonnie
Everett J. Viers, s/o Samuel & Delsie Viers.
Curtis Collins, s/o William & Margerett Slone Collins. m. Lonnie
Arlie Craft, s/o Stephen & Nancy Margaret Craft, m. Genevieve
May God Bless
- Hi All
Here are the obituaries of the 1980 Northern New Salem Assoc.
Dora Ellen Bailey, d/o John & Dora Knipp, m. Rant Bailey.
Sherwood Blackburn, m. Quellie Trout. later m. Bertie May.
Lillie Barker, d/o Alex & Cynthia Carroll Roar, m. Henry Barker.
Rosie Bolen, d/o Tivis & Jane Geahart Bolen, m. Nathaniel Bolen
Weeks Boyd, m. Margie Akers Boyd.
Myrtle Fannin Burke, m. E.D. Burke
James Edward Caudill s/o Herbert & Marietta Caudill Jr.
Sherman Ray, m,. Oma Justice Ray.
Coon Risner ,
Anthony Sanders, s/o Joseph & Angeline Stephens Sanders, m. Cora Mims
Ada Slone, d/o Aminda & Perry Slone, m. Miles M. Slone.
Annie Tackett, d/o Jack & Katy Osborne Tackett, m. Sol Tackett.
Earl Tackett s/o Sol & Annie Osborne Tackett, m. Shirley Smith.
Nancy Thomas, d/o Jake Adams m. Culbert Thomas.
Lillie Thornsberry, m. Joe Thornsberry, she was married first to
Edda Berry Wicker, d/o George Andy Berry & Winnie Sexton m. Gradis
Lucious Gibson m. Basil Lee Wicker.
Oscar Chapman, m. Melba J. Varney.
William Robert Charles, s/o Jeff & Emma Charles, m. June Charles
Oscar Combs, s/o Kenis & Nannie Gibson Combs, m. Mae Beverly Combs
Lillie Mae Dickerson, d/o James & Emily Susan Boggs Roe, m. James F.
Dicie Everage, d/o Valentine & Eveline Ashley Mullins m. Everett
Eunice Kendrick Forbes, d/o Ira F. & Martha Mullins Kendrick m.
Hobert Graham, s/o William & Rachel Graham, m. Jessie Moore.
James Goodman, s/o Hy & Polly Wallen Goodman, m. Dona Shepard.
Delmas Ray Hale, s/o Martin & Lora Hale, m. Genievie Hale
Earl Hall, s/o James Ellis & Judy Bentley Hall, m. Leona Mullins, m.
Solman Astor Hall, s/o Silas Hall & Rilla Osborne Hall.
Avery Hensley s/o Alexander Hensley & Mary Staten Hensley m. Nona
Amanda Hicks, d/o Leck & Randy Howard Bailey, m. George Hicks.
Timothy Hicks Charlie & Betty Carpenter Hicks, m. Ida Hicks.
Jim Holliday, s/o Leander & Liza Prater Holliday, m. Nancy Combs.
Raleigh C. Holbrooks, m. Garnett Mobley.
Edward Shorty Jefferson, m. Canzalia Short.
Robert Anthony Kent , s/o Okie & Rubel Kent m. Lona Kent.
Frank Little s/o Dow Little & Orpha Bowling, m. Dessie Robinson.
James Hays McKnight, s/o Ira & Nancy Allie Mc Knight, m. Beatrice
Elie Stewart Moore, d/o Artie & Lee Stewart , m, Noah Moore.
Lizzie Jane Moore, d/o Stumbo & Bertha Davis, m. Richard Moore.
Norcie Mullins, d/o William & Flossie Click Amburgey, m. 1st
m. 2nd Sam Mullins. (my aunt)
John & Susie Moore, John s/o Frank& Sarah Prater Moore, Susie
Green Reffitt & Sarah Mahan.
May God Bless
- Hi All
Another Northern New Salem. This is the year of 1988. Well all it is
almost a break
of a New Year so i would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. May Love
Happiness and the Lord be with everyone in the New Year.
John Willis Adkins, s/o Chris Adkins and Frankie Mullins, m. Shirley Jean
William Adkins, s/o Lawerence an Fanny (Robinson) Adkins, m. Dicie Hill.
Lona B. Akers, d/o James and Anzie Branham, m. Silas Akers.
Bessie Mullins Baker, d/o Willie J. Mullins and Cora Elkins Mullins, m.
Bessie Beverly, d/o Sherman and Virgie (Nichols) Slone, m. Clenon Beverly.
Maxie Hamilton Blankenship, d/o Jerman and Mindy Hamilton, m. Jasper
Kenis R. Blevins, s/o Sam and Sis (Dorton) Blevins, m. Mary E. Gibson.
Burl Burke, s/o Alamander and Melvira Mullins Burke, m. Cresa Ford.
Donald B. Burke,Jr, s/o Donald and Patsy Burke.
Urice Burke, s/o Wiley and Flotilla (Childres) Burke, m. Lulie Hall.
Hillard Martin Castle, s/o George and Lousinda Castle, m. Vicie Shepherd.
Dellie Johnson Caudill, d/o Sambo and Rhoda Chliders Johnson, m. Virgil
Lexie Lane Anderson Caudill, d/o Durn and Frankie Tackett Anderson, m.
Rueben Wesley (Bud) Caudill, s/o Matthew David and Mossie Baer Caudill, m.
Lane Anderson Caudill.
Renavae Caudill, d/o Oscar and Sophia Dixon, m. Virgil Caudill.
Thomas Holbert Collier, s/o Thomas and Louisa (Nee Profit) Collier, m.
Popaw Collins, s/o Jim and Martha Collins, m. Artie Tuttle.
Rachel Collins, d/o James L. and Sally Tuttle, m. Willie Collins.
Eva Dixon, d/o David M. Back and Luellen Caudill Back, m. Woodrow Dixon.
Earl Fortner, s/o Wayne and Nancy (Moore) Fortner, m. Bessie (Merritt)
Lola Halcomb, d/o Joseph and Didema Worax Halcomb.
Floyd Hall, m. Sarah Cook.
Gladys Hall, d/o Oscar and Patience Sturgill Camptom, m. Marion Hall.
James Ellis Hall, s/o Willard and Eunice Brown Hall, m. Judy Bentley
Jane Fouts Hall, d/o Nathaniel and Wren Fouts, m. Prentiable Hall.
Gracie Adkins Hall, d/o Willie and Elizabeth Bentley Hylton, m. Willie
m. Billy Hall.
Wilburn Hall, s/o Willard and Eunice Brown Hall, m. Ilma Hall.
Emmitt Hamilton, s/o Jack and Maudie (Newsome) Hamilton.
Nellie Greer Henderson, d/o W.I. and Willie Ann Greer.
Narsie Hicks, d/o Edward Ned Ousley and Cyntha Stephen Ratliff Ousley, m.
Matilda Isaac, d/o John D. Howell and Nancy Wright, m. Edward Isaac.
Clarence Jenkins, s/o John Jenkins and Nancy Creech Jenkins, m. Beatrice
Melvina Hall Johnson, d/o Wilburn and Tilda Fouts Hall, m. Birchfield
Coleman G. Lewis, s/o John Walter and Estelle Lewis, m. Ethel B. (McCarver)
George Lawson Mathews, s/o Cal and Virginia (Robinson) Mathews, m. Romaine
Herbert Meade, s/o William Oscar and Delia (Hall) Meade, m. Rosa Profitt.
Sheila Kay Miller, d/o Orville and Evelyn Miller.
Imogene Howard Morris, d/o Earl and Erma Reed Howard, m. Arthur Morris.
Osie (Miller) Ousley, d/o Leeander and Genny Miller, m. George Ousley.
Arvil Owens, s/o Morgon and Alifair Owens, m. Alty Viers.
Nola Perry, d/o Johnny and Sarah Vance, m. Bill Perry.
Lona Pertuset, d/o James Sam and Bessie (Potter) Cable, m. Donald August
Ralph Oscar Riddle, s/o Katherine Evans Johnson and John Riddle, m. Ethel
Al Rogers, s/o Levi and Letha Thomas Rogers, m. Dana Raleigh,
Nellie Sark, d/o Grover Cleveland and Nary Oliver.
Clarence "Mack" Sawyers, s/o Clarence and Essie Sawyers, m. Ora Gibson.
Hazel Edith Simones, d/o James and Edna Adkins.
Augus Slone, s/o Isom Slone and Ruthie Ann Reynolds Slone, m. Macel Slone
Perry Slone and Melissa Honeycutt Slone.
Grace O. Slone d/o John and Helen Owens, m. Elmo Slone.
Burley B. Stevens, s/o Billy and Nancy Gilbert Stevens, m. Sarah Elizabeth
Clarence E. Tackett, Sr, s/o Sol and Annie Osborne Tackett, m. Clara May
Willis Taylor, s/o Ambrose J. and Rhoda Taylor, m. Velma Reynolds.
Clemontine (Tuttle) Thornsberry, d/o Henry Tuttle and Lillian Thornsberry
Deacon Ezra Thornsberry.
Herbert Thornsbery, s/o N.V. and Minnie (Combs) Thornsbery, m. Violet
Joe Thornsberry, s/o Clay and Ellen (Mullins) Thornsberry, m. Martha
Abel Tuttle, s/o Bill and Rebecca Tuttle, m. Rosie Thornsberry.
Hester Watts, d/o Jonathan and Dora Combs, m. Jerome Watts.
Frank Wicker, s/o Bee and Magdalena Eichinger Wicker, m. Minnie P. Yates.
Woodrow Wicker, Robert and Della Frazure Wicker, m. Mary Ellen Tiller.
Willie Lee Williams, s/o Robert and Wanda Williams.
May God Bless
- --- In JOCOKYReunion2002@yahoogroups.com, ukdeerman@a... wrote:
> Hi All
> Here are more obituaries from the 1975 Northern New Salem
> John E. Bishop, s/o Venson Bishop & Louamey Bishop, m.
>Just trying to find out if this obit is still available, or if
> May God Bless
> Donald Givens
> Fairborn Ohio
anyone has a copy of it they could share-
- Hi All
Here are two more obits.
CANDACE RAELEE PHELPS
Candace Raelee Phelps, 15 of Bowersville, passed away Sat, Sept 13,2003.
She was born in Columbus, Ohio Nov, 6, 1987, the daughter of Gary and
Diane (Fletcher) Phelps. Candace was homeschooled since 1997. She was
very active in 4-h club and had won several blue ribbons for her showmanship
in swine and art projects.
She was a loving sister to her younger sister, Morgan. She was greatly
loved by her family and they are: maternal grandparents Raymond and Claire
Fletcher of Bowersville; paternal grandparents David and Carol Phelps of
Plymouth and Richard and Carol Seymore of Newark.
Her aunts and uncles are Teresa and Dave Holland of Grove City, Mike
and Joyce Phelps of Ashville, Doug and Karen Simms of Logan, Timothy
and Judy Fletcher of Bowersville, Steve Fletcher of Xenia, Bob and Marna
Sanctis of Beavercreek, and Russell and Beverly Cornetet of Enon; great-
aunts Elnora Crawford of Dayton, Dorothy Logsdon, Ruby Porter, Inez
Wilcutt, and Shirley Perry, all of Kentucky and Phyllisan Barnes of Grove
City; the love of her life Kyle Pigeon of Jamestown; and a very special
friend of the family Donald Hammer.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Xenia Church of Christ, 444
Country Club Drive, Xenia. Ohio. Services will be held Wed 10:30 a.m at
the church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bowersville. Memorial
contributions may be made in her memory to the Greene County Fair or
the Xenia Church of Christ.
CHARLES H. COMPTON
Charles H. Compton, 78 of Xenia passed away on Saturday, Sept 13, 2003
at Greene Memorial Hospital. He was born July 22, 1925 in Catlettsburg,
Kentucky, son of John H. and Etta Mae (Harris) Compton. Charles was a
World War ll veteran having served in the Army Air Force and retaired
from General Motors after 37 years, where he was an inspector.
Charles was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who
will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Pauline (Burns) Compton
of 56 years; a son Garry Compton and Sharon Miller of Dayton; a sister
Chloe Land of Virginia; grandchildren Shelley (Thomas) Kanomata of
Lewisburg, Tracy (Dave) Stump of Dayton and Christy (Joshua) Lee of
Kettering; great-grandchildren, Nicole Ashley, Matthew and Caleb Kanomata
and Sarah and Alyssa Stump; and other extended family members and
He is preceded in death by his parents a sister, Alice Jordan and two
brothers Homer Compton and Russell Compton. The family will receive
friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday Sept 16. 2003 at McColaughFuneral
Home 826 N. Detroit St, Xenia, Ohio. A funeral service will be held Wed
Sept 17, 2003 ai 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial is in the Woodland
Cemetery, Xenia, Ohio.
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- Here are some Obits for everyone.
MARTHA COMBS THORNSBERRY
Sister Martha Combs Thornsberry, one of thirteen children born to
Kennis Combs and Nancy Gibson Combs. Sister Martha was born
Feb 29, 1888, she entered eternal rest on Wednesday, April 8, 1992
at Parkview Manor Nursing Home at Pikeville, Ky. Making her stay
on earth 104 years one month and eleven days.
Sister Martha married George Thornsberry. They had four children,
Holly, Guy, Brookie and Clyde. Sister Martha was preceded in death
by her father mother all ten brothers two sisters her husband and two
son's; Guy and Clyde. Sister Martha daughter Holly followed her in
death on Feb 24, 1993.
Leaving one daughter living at this time, Sister Brookie Craft of
Wayland, Ky. She also leaves 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grand-
children and 5 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and
nephews, and many relatives and loved ones. Sister Martha joined
Caney Fork Old Regular Baptist Church at Raven, Ky in Knott Co
on May 16, 1942. She remained a faithful member until her death.
It was always a blessing for the whole church to look out and
see Sister Martha come walking down the road with her cane in her
hand. She would come in smiling always telling something funny.
Having everyone in the church laughing.
Then the young ones 70 and 80 years old would stop complaining
when they would see someone coming to church every month that
was over a hundred years old, so joyful and happy. She sure was
a blessing to allof us at the Caney Fork Church. Sister Martha was
buried on the Gibson Cemetery at Raven, Kentucky.
Written by a brother in Christ
Elder Lawrence Slone
It is with a sad heart and loving memories that I write this obituary
of my brother Gilbert Mullins. He was born January 30, 1920. to
John Wess Mullins and Margarett Combs Mullins of Amburgey, Ky.
He passed away on July 8, 1993 at the University of Michigan in
Ann Arbor. He was 73 years and 6 months old. In 1941he met and
married Millie Martin of Littcarr, Ky. To this union was born two children
Mary Jane McGhee of Detroit, Michigan and Clarence Mullins of Mich
and they raised an adopted daughter Linda Whitager of Tennessee.
He had four grandsons also one great-grandson and one great grand-
daughter, and one great-great-granddaughter.
He wasn't a member of the old regluar baptist church but that is
what he believed in and i don't have a doubt that he is at peace with
the Lord. Preceding him in death are four brothers Virgil Mullins of
Tennessee, Raymond Mullins of Ky, James H. Mullins of Mich, and
Mark Mullins of Mich, one sister Laura Mullins of Indiana and his
father and mother.
Surviving him are one brother Robert Mullins and three sisters
Catherine Mullins, and Wanda Reynolds and Lottie Collins all of
Indiana. Also his wife and children and grandchildren. We all miss
him very much, may the Lord blessand keep his family, is my prayer.
Written by his sister
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- There was a listing posted last night for new obits in Johnson Co.
Cemeteries. I have lost the address. Could anyone help me. Thanks, Jeri Ralston
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- Hi All.
Here is more obituaries from the 1967 new salem association.
MARDELLIA (GRANNY) POTTER
It is with a deep sense of duty and a contrite heart that
I attempt to write an obituary of one so near and dear
to me. Granny was born in Letcher County, Kentucky
the daughter of William and Winnie Mullins on January
22, 1871. She was married to A.B. (Brit) Potter August
14, 1891. There were eleven children born to this union.
Two died in infancy. The other nine are Andrew J. of
Welston, Ohio; Henry, Paintsville, Ky; Billie Perryville
Maryland; Rebacca Chicago, Ill; James M. Covington, Ky;
(deceased); Charlie Yeager, Ky; Harless Clintwood, Va ;
Polly Ann Greenville, South Carolina and Martha Jane
The good Lord blessed Granny with the privilege of
seeing nine of her children grown, married and have a
families of their own. Granny joined the old Regular Baptist
Church at McRoberts, Ky shortly after she was married
and was baptised by Elder J.C Swindall. She lived what
she professed for some sixty years, always kind, considerate
and ready to lend a helping hand to any worthy occasion.
Granny enjoyed having her brothers and sisters in her home
and perpared to take care of them the best she could. Her
life is well known in Eastern Kentucky and Western Virginia.
I don't deem it necessary to evaluate it here. Mother lived
with me most of the time after Dad passed away.
I think the good Lord that he saw fit to let Mother stay
with us so long and give me strength to administer to her
wants and needs for so many years. I wish to thank every-
one for their kindness and consideration during her illness.
On April Second 1962
The gate was opened wide
A gentle voice said come
Open arms welcomed our
Mother's Spirit home.
Written by her youngest son, Harless E. Potter.
Her memorial will be held at Little Creek Regular Baptist Church house
the Fourth Saturday and Sunday of September, 1963. Everybody Welcome.
ELDER A.B. POTTER
By request of his folks, I now attempt to write a short
sketch of the life of our borther Elder A.B. Potter. He
was born September 13, 1872, and married Mardelia
Mullins, August 14, 1891 and unto this union were born
eleven children two of which preceded him to the spirit's
land and nine was left to mourn his loss.
He joined the Old Regular Baptist Church in 1900 and
lived a faithful member and minister of the gospel until
the Lord called his soul to the spirit's land December 19,
1929. The writer visited him in his afflictions and he was
as humble as a childand his conversations were of that
beautiful home which God has prepared for them that
love and serve him.
Now dear children don't weep as it were that you had
no hope, but when God's spirit knocks at the door of
your heart let him in and you may sup with him and
he with you. He says I stand at the door and knock
and any man will head my voice and open the door,
I will come in and sup with him and he with me.
If you ever see dear Papa you must be born again.
A precious one from us is gone a gentle voice is stilled
a place is vacant in the home that never can be filled.
God in his wisdom did recall the boon His love has
given. While his body slumbers here, his soul is saved
Written by Elder Jim Sanders.
It is with much sadness that in order to comply with the
request of my dear Brother Elder Mack Stiltner and Mod-
erator of the Mt Zion Church I will try and write this obit-
Sister Pearl Stiltner was born March 3, 1901 at Soldier's
Grave, Wisconsin and departed this life January 8, 1963.
Being 61 years 10 months and 7 days of age..
She was the daughter of Elsworth and Jeannette Peer.
The family came to the state Washington about the year
of 1907, and settled in Pacific County. She was united in
marriage to Elder Mack Stiltner March 18, 1918, and came
to Morton, Washington the same year, where she had resided
till the time of her death.
To this union was born nine children. She is survived by her
husband Elder Mack Stiltner and seven children, Bill of Rich-
mond, California, Richard and Mrs Junity Donaway of Morton,
Washington; Jerry and Mrs Coleen Blankenship of Empire,
Oregon; Mrs Cindy Bailey of Grandview, Washington; Mrs
Edward Wines of Tacoma, Washington. She is also survived
by seven grandchildren two brothers and four sisters.
Sister Pearl Stiltner was a faithful memberof the Mt. Zion
Old Regular Baptist Church of Morton, Washington, having
embraced that faith in 1936. She was a faithful wife and
mother and served the church every way that she could.
Her gentle nature and sweet spirit brought her many friends.
She was loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly
missed in the church and the community. Now the writer
would like to write a few remarks concerning Brother Mack
and children. Brother Mack, I know how hard it is to give
up your dear companion, but you go on, stand to the old
faith and never cease to preach God's Holy Word and the
good counsel that you never fail to do.
Now the children, remember the good counsel Mother
gave you, her love and respect. If you ever want to be
with Mother again , fall out with sin.
Written by a Brother in hope of Eternal Life.
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